RMG optimistic following glorious Goodwood success

first_img ITV secures three-year British racing broadcast deal August 5, 2020 The partnership between Racecourse Media Group (RMG) and Goodwood Racecourse led to the successful broadcasting of last week’s Qatar ‘Glorious’ Goodwood Festival. The five-day meeting, which was broadcast worldwide, had attracted additional interest from North America, and with the sport seemingly growing in popularity in that region of the world, organisers are hoping the increased interest continues.When asked about how the partnership could help expand UK racing to a North American audience, Seb Vance, Director of Communications and International TV distribution for RMG stated: “We are seeing more interest from broadcasters in the region. NBC have for the last couple of years shown live coverage of the Investec Derby, and added Wednesday’s Sussex Stakes and this month’s International Stakes for the first time this year, which is really encouraging. Hopefully, the number of days will increase next year too.”The added broadcasting couldn’t have come at a better time, with viewers around the world witnessing history as Khadijah Mellah became the first UK jockey to wear hijab, winning her race and the Magnolia Cup in the process. Vance concluded by stating: “We produce a World Feed for NBC, so all commercial messaging is stripped out. We also produce a bespoke Racing TV International feed for our wagering broadcasters, which includes TVG, NYRA and HPI.“We believe UK racing is the best in the world and our remit is to generate widespread TV exposure for our shareholder racecourses and their sponsors, so we target all corners of the globe. “We hope other events such as the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes at Newbury, Coral-Eclipse at Sandown, and QIPCO Guineas Festival and Darley July Cup at Newmarket might also resonate as they are premium racing events, which attract the cream of Europe and beyond.”ITV’s viewing figures for the five-day race meeting also saw a boost at this year’s fixture, with the broadcaster reporting an average audience of 573,000 this year, compared to 523,000 last year and 513,000 in 2017.Peak numbers are reported to have jumped by nine per cent to approximately 755,000, compared to the 689,000 reported last year. Diversity in Racing Steering Group releases 2020 strategy December 16, 2019 Share Related Articles StumbleUpon Submit College OTT FloSports secures Gold Cup coverage with HBA Media February 26, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

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Sumaila set to leave Sundowns as offers pour in from France, Belgium

first_imgGhana defender Rashid Sumaila is set to leave South African side Mamelodi Sundowns after receiving offers from France, Russia and Belgium for the centre-back.Belgian giants Standard Liege are among the clubs interested in the defender who is out-of-favour at the South African club.Sundowns says they will not prevent Sumaila from achieving his dream of playing in the top-flight leagues of Europe and will allow the Ghanaian to leave if the offer is right.The 21-year-old defender joined Sundowns at the beginning of the season from Ghanaian side Asante Kotoko and formed a solid partnership in the heart of the defence alongside Alje Schut. But after the arrival of Thabo Nthethe from Bloemfontein Celtic, Sumaila has been relegated to the bench. This has resulted in clubs making offers for the centre-back, with one believed to be coming from Standard Liege.“I won’t mention the name of the clubs but I can confirm to you that we have received offers from Russia, France and Belgium and are prepared to listen,” Sundowns communications co-ordinator Thulani Thuswa told KickOff.com.“It has always been our policy not to stand in the way of players, and if the offer is right for Sumaila we are prepared to engage with interested parties,” adds Thuswa.Should Sumaila leave at the end of the season, it will leave Pitso Mosimane with Wayne Arendse as the alternative option for the centre-back position.last_img read more

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Teacher unions supply big money

first_img“The board does approve (the contract), but it is worked out between the district and the teachers,” Elbling said. Some say the endorsement by the teacher unions is as important as they money provided. “When you’re a long-term incumbent, it’s tantamount to getting the Good Housekeeping seal of approval,” said Pacheco. “It shows that teachers respect the work you’re doing.” But the money is nice to get, Pacheco said. “There were no tear stains on that check,” he said. Candidates who don’t get that endorsement or money can still win, said La Mirada Councilman Hal Malkin who has observed many school elections. “Definitely, there can be a backlash,” Malkin said, referring to concerns about too strong of a presence by the union. Harry Jacobs, another contender for the Whittier Union High School District board who didn’t receive teacher union money, agrees with Malkin. “I have a growing base of support outside of that particular interest group,” said Jacobs, who has raised nearly as much money as Pacheco and three times as much as Schneider in the race. Jacobs said he isn’t bothered he didn’t receive the teacher union endorsement, and said if elected he wouldn’t hold it against teachers. “There will be no ill feelings,” he said. “When I get elected, I’ll work with the board. What happened in the campaign happened in the campaign.” [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityAnd it’s why the teacher unions are the only regular group that gives in school board elections, he said. In the Whittier area, Montebello Unified School District incumbent Marcella Calderon has received $9,000. David Vela, a challenger in the district, was given $4,000. The Whittier Union High School District’s teacher union gave $2,000 to incumbent Ralph Pacheco and challenger Tim Schneider. The East Whittier School District’s teacher union gave $3,000 to challenger Dimitri Elbling. Some might say the donations are a conflict of interest when it comes to contract negotiations, but Elbling doesn’t see it as a problem. NORWALK – Whittier-area teacher unions again are the top source for campaign money in the Nov. 6 school board elections. So far, local unions have donated a total of $21,000 to five candidates running in three separate elections, according to campaign finance reports filed with the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder’s Office. That’s nothing new, said Whittier Councilman Owen Newcomer, also a retired professor of political science from Rio Hondo College. “The teachers have a direct personal, professional and economic interest in school board policy,” Newcomer said. “They’re close to it as classroom teachers.” last_img read more

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