LaLiga Set to Launch Global Start-up Competition

first_imgJavier Del Rio, Managing Director, LaLiga Nigeria also said “This project aims to create an innovative platform that will become a reference in cutting-edge technological solutions for sports fans across the world. We are committed to the development of the game and we believe technology is one of the positive ways to drive the growth of credible, accurate and fair football globally.”The main goal of the program is to create a gateway for Start-ups into the sports industry, helping start-ups to grow together through LaLiga and the GSIC. The competition will leverage areas such as:• Media: OTT, Broadcasting, Social Media, Digital Content, New Media, Digital Marketing, Second Screen, Graphics, Analytics, Piracy.• Fan Engagement: Fan Profiling, Social Media, eSports, Gamification, Social Listening, Community, Merchandising, VR/AR/MR, and Gaming.• Smart Venue: Security, Fan Experience, Ticketing, Fan Journey, Food & Beverage, Connectivity, Cashless Payment, Access Control and Guest Management.• Performance: Analytics, Wearable’s, Injury Prevention, Health and Lifestyle, Research.Others like Big Data, AI, and Machine LearningThe challenge will award The TOP 10 companies access to different LaLiga assets, depending on the business model and areas of opportunity. Assets may include: Access to Aggregated data of the competition, Access to Social media from LaLiga, HUB, PR, Branded Content, Expansion Plans (International Connection), Partners, Brand Association, Market research, Expertise / Knowledge of the competition, Test options in clubs, Internal VIP services, Advertising, Own events, actions with LaLiga Ambassadors, LaLiga Business School Training, etc. A link will also be generated with LaLiga and different options will be offered depending on the value of the Start-up: Integrate, Co-Invest, Acquisition or Collaborate.There will be no territorial limitation to participate in the competition, so any local or international start-up can participate. Through the start-up competition 2019, different activities will be organized for the successful applicants focusing on giving them visibility across the sports-tech industry.Applications for the competition will close by March 30th, 2019.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Liga de Futbol Professional (LaLiga) and the Global Sports Innovation Center powered by Microsoft (GSIC) have launched the “Start-up competition 2019 – The Original Inspiration Centre”, a new global competition to collaborate with the brightest and best start-ups and entrepreneurs in the information technology space.“Start-up Competition 2019 – The Original Inspiration Centre”, will focus on new and established start-ups, early-stage ventures or growth ventures from any sector, ambitious and capable management teams with products or services; and will provide the winners with the opportunity to apply their solutions to bring world class digital innovations aimed at positioning LaLiga as the leading tech league in the world. Ventures will need to be related with at least one of the following areas: media, fan engagement, smart venue and performance. Applications for the competition will close on March 30th, 2019.Speaking on the competition, Joris Evers, Global Communications Director, LaLiga said “we are excited about the start-up competition 2019. With this program, we are aiming to attract 10 relevant start-ups with innovative solutions that will bolster sports technology. The program will help start-ups develop solutions for the sports industry while taking their businesses to the global stage”.last_img read more

Irish sides in European action

first_imgPhoto © Pixabay Three League of Ireland sides are in Europa league first qualifying round first leg action tonight.Cork City are in Estonia to play Levadia Tallin at 4.30.At 6 Derry take on in Denmark while Shamrock Rovers are in Iceland to face Stjarnan, with that one underway at 8.15.last_img

Northern Strike benefits local economy

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — Yesterday the Michigan National Guard hosted community day for the public to observe their joint fire demonstration.There is another part of Northern Strike benefiting Northeast Michigan that many may not be aware.Each year Northern Strike contributes significantly to the local economy in Grayling and Alpena.It brings in approximately 30 million dollars in military pay and travel, boosting the local economy.Major General Paul Rogers said while their monies are invested for military readiness, they always have an economic focus.Rogers spoke about expanding the Grayling Army Airfield and the positive economic impact it could have locally.Rogers added that they are currently talking to local leaders to better understand the economic impact should the expansion be a success.They currently have support from Governor Whitmer, Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist, and Congress. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Representative Allor to host tele-town hall for parentsNext Increased patrol on highways M65 and M33last_img read more

Channing Frye, Richard Jefferson congratulate LeBron James with hilarious roast

first_imgAs LeBron James reached another milestone Wednesday to pass Michael Jordan for fourth place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, a couple of former teammates took notice and offered their congratulations. Channing Frye and Richard Jefferson, who played alongside James in Cleveland, playfully roasted James for his latest feat while calling him a “ball hog.” Frye: “If I just shot 14, 15 times a game….. Anyway, congrats man, you deserve it. You suck.”Jefferson: “It couldn’t have happened to a better guy. Except for me or him.”James needed 13 points entering Wednesday’s game to pass Jordan, which he accomplished during the Lakers’ 115-99 loss to the Nuggets. It took James 1,190 games to reach that mark, while Jordan needed 1,072. James now trails only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387), Karl Malone (36,928) and Kobe Bryant (33,643) on the all-time scoring list. Luke Walton salutes LeBron James’ ‘greatness’ after eclipsing Michael Jordan’s tally Passing Michael Jordan ‘beyond crazy’ for LeBron Jamescenter_img From the visitors locker room at Barclays Center, Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye mockingly congratulated ex-teammate LeBron James tonight on passing Michael Jordan on the all-time scoring list:— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) March 7, 2019Frye started the conversation by saying, “It’s a huge accomplishment for a guy like him who’s shown his consistency of ball-hogging.” Jefferson then chimed in and said, “He never passed the ball. Why don’t you try and pass like the all-time assist leader? Why don’t you try and pass John Stockton instead of trying to pass Kareem [Abdul-Jabbar]? Can you do that?” Related News The two then went back and forth as they joked about James:Frye: “Come up off the rock, buddy. Dribbling the air out of it. It’s ridiculous. It took him long enough. What is this, 19 years?”Jefferson: “It took him years! God, if I kept playing, I would have passed people too.”last_img read more


first_imgJIM McGuinness has named his team for this Sunday’s clash with Mayo.Despite speculation Mark McHugh has not been named in the starting line-up though Ryan McHugh has.However it is possible that Jim will change the starting team before throw-in. Neil Gallagher is again named in midfield with Rory Kavanagh.Meanwhile Donegal clubs were issued with tickets for the match this evening.1.Paul Durcan2.Paddy McGrath 3.Neil McGee4.Éamonn McGee5.Frank McGlynn6.Karl Lacey7.Anthony Thompson 8.Neil Gallagher9.Rory Kavanagh10.Ryan Bradley11.Ryan McHugh 12.David Walsh13.Patrick McBrearty14.Michael Murphy15.Colm McFaddenMcGUINNESS NAMES TEAM FOR CROKER CLASH WITH MAYO was last modified: July 31st, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:McGUINNESS NAMES TEAM FOR CROKER CLASH WITH MAYOlast_img read more

Raptors 105, Warriors 92: Warriors crumble in what could be final game at Oracle Arena

first_imgOAKLAND – The Warriors used to thrive through the adversity. They remained confident when they faced playoff series deficits. They exerted their dominance with third-quarter runs. Then they prevailed with crunch-time plays.So why did the Warriors whittle this time under those circumstances? The Warriors labored through a 105-92 loss to the Toronto Raptors in Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Friday at Oracle Arena, and … [vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/06/08/bang_e6283f02-ad3a-4e52-ba0f-c9e33e0b465e”]last_img

Wentworths veteran service office legislation clears committee

first_img The House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee approved legislation authored by State Rep. Jason Wentworth of Clare Tuesday encouraging Michigan counties to establish and maintain veteran service offices through a new grant program.Under Wentworth’s proposal, each county with a veteran service office that satisfies pre-approved requirements would receive $25,000, plus an additional amount based on the number of veterans in the county. To continue receiving the grant, an established county veteran service office must meet benchmarks for staff performance and reporting while maintaining the previous year’s funding level.“This grant is more than just helping veterans file for benefits they have earned,” said Wentworth, who chairs the House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee. “It’s about building trust between veterans and county veteran service offices, increasing awareness of the services provided and improving consistency within our veteran services locally.”Wentworth, who was a member of the House C.A.R.E.S. mental health task force, says the legislation is vital for veteran services across the state, which he and his colleagues heard about many times during the months the task force spent listening to mental health professionals and veterans last year.“The top recommendation my colleagues and I received during the task force meetings in regard to veteran mental health services was prioritizing veteran service offices at the county level,” said Wentworth, who is an Army Veteran. “Accredited county VSOs (Veteran Service Officers) are often the first line individuals who recognize what assistance veterans and their families need. They can refer veterans to another service provider or they can complete paperwork to get them enrolled in VA health care. This legislation will help improve access and expand services and outreach to provide stronger care to veterans locally.”Depending on the county, a VSO may only be at a single location for a few hours each month. There are 11 Michigan counties currently without a veterans service department. This could be due to lack of funding, partnering with neighboring counties or the number of veterans in the area.House Bill 5536 now advances to the full House for consideration.Photo Information: State Rep. Jason Wentworth of Clare testifies before the House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee February 27th in support of his legislation encouraging Michigan counties to establish and maintain veteran service offices through a new grant program. 07Mar Wentworth’s veteran service office legislation clears committee Categories: Wentworth Newslast_img read more