Baking Industry Awards creates social media storm

first_imgThe Baking Industry Awards boasted a fantastic turnout at the Park Lane Hilton last night and revellers took to Twitter to shout about it. Hundreds of people across the industry from the supermarket giants to the corner shop bakery turned out to see who would take home the gongs this year.TV sitcom star and natural funny man Hugh Dennis entertained the crowd and announced our lucky 11 category winners.Guests were also invited to try their luck at the AB Mauri-sponsored casino, experiment with fancy dress for the Wright’s Baking Ingredients-sponsored photo booth and encouraged to cut some shapes on the dance floor.Have a look at how everyone enjoyed the celebration of all things baked. [View the story “Baking Industry Awards via social media” on Storify] [View the story “Baking Industry Awards via social media” on Storify]last_img read more

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Kanu Tips Moses for African Player of the Year Award

first_img“Moses has proved critics wrong. It is now left for CAF to do their rating,” Kanu told Sports Village Square. “As for me, he deserves the 2017 CAF award. Although the season is still on and no one can tell what future will be.“The likes of Aubameyang and Sadio Mane are dangerous to compete with but I still have a strong belief in the Nigeria forward. Despite playing out of position at Chelsea, he finds it easy to break opponents’ defence with ease. And if he keeps this fitness alive I see him becoming the next African footballer of the year.”Kanu, who is now 40, won the CAF Player of the Year award in 1996 and 1999. He represented Nigeria 87 times – scoring 12 goals in the process.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Legendary Nigeria forward Nwankwo Kanu has backed his countryman Victor Moses to win this year’s CAF Player of the Year accolade. The 26-year-old Moses has enjoyed his best season with Chelsea, who are the favourites to win this season’s English Premier League (EPL) title.However, former Arsenal star Kanu feels that the defender-cum-midfielder faces stiff competition from Gabonese Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Senegalese Sadio Mane.last_img read more

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Juniper study predicts DFS consumer spend will double by 2021

first_imgShare Related Articles Share Kambi and DraftKings agree on final closure terms July 24, 2020 HBLB ups prize money commitment by 50% July 31, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit IGT ‘prudent on recovery’ as company absorbs H1 losses of $291m August 4, 2020 A new study from Juniper Research has predicted that consumer spend on daily fantasy sports (DFS) will double from $2.6 billion in 2016 to $5.3 billion by 2021.Juniper also anticipates that FanDuel and DraftKings, two companies that were referenced in the study and represent a combined 90% market share, will merge imminently to consolidate their dominance.North America continues to dominate the industry with US regulatory loopholes denoting the activity a ‘game of skill,’ rather than gambling. In fact, more than 75% of the worldwide DFS market comes from North America, and about 50 million Americans played some form of fantasy sports in 2015.However, given both FanDuel and DraftKings have already made an initial foray into the UK, West Europe is set to become the next major market over the coming five years. This is despite concerns over guaranteed prize pools and revenue constraints, as well as issues with professional players.Research author Lauren Foye commented: “DraftKings and FanDuel have used aggressive marketing strategies that gave rise to accusations of false advertising and concerns with cost overruns. Both they and emerging players will need to quell suggestions that only 10% of ‘professional’ players win the monetary prizes on offer.”The research claimed that concerns could be addressed through private leagues, where users compete with friends, essentially removing the issue surrounding pro-players. Meanwhile, providers will attract casual players playing for smaller prize pools, alleviating some of the concerns surrounding liquidity.Juniper Research provides research and analytical services to the global hi-tech communications sector, providing consultancy, analyst reports and industry commentary.last_img read more

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Football club opens doors to London homeless

first_img0Shares0000Crystal Palace have been using their stadium to shelter the homeless © AFP / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 19 – Crystal Palace have opened up their Selhurst Park stadium to rough sleepers seeking shelter from the winter weather, the English Premier League side said.A lounge at the south London ground can be turned into a temporary overnight shelter for up 10 rough sleepers whenever temperatures are forecast to drop below freezing. Under a deal with the Croydon Council local authority, people formally identified as sleeping rough are referred to Selhurst Park, where they can access a camp bed for the night, a hot evening meal, breakfast and washing facilities.Eight people used the shelter on Thursday night, the first time it was opened, the club said in a statement.The lounge was then converted back again on Friday morning.“The club wants to be a force for good in the community and we are happy to do our bit to help those most in need,” said chief executive Phil Alexander.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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