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GTBank sponsors 2020 Lagos International Polo Tournament

first_imgRelatedPosts H1: GTBank declares 30k interim dividend GTBank named Africa’s Most Admired Finance Brand Breaking: 49 COVID-19 patients discharged in Lagos From February 4 to 16, 2020, Lagos will play host to some of the most prestigious teams for Africa’s premier polo competition, the 2020 Lagos International Polo Tournament. Sponsored by leading African Financial Institution, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, the competition will feature 39 teams, the highest number till date. The teams will compete in four major cups: Silver Cup, Open Cup, Low Cup and Majekodunmi Cup. The finals of the Silver Cup and Open Cup will hold on February 9, 2020, while the finals of the Low Cup and Majekodunmi Cup hold on February 16, 2020. This year, the Lagos International Polo Tournament, themed: “Lagos Develops Polo,” aims to encourage the participation of young and indigenous talented players, while featuring top class action from some of the most experienced and acclaimed polo players in and out of the country, including South Africa’s Chris Mackenzie +7, Argentina’s Andres Crespo +5, Raul Laplacette +7 and Santiago de Estrada +6, as well as Nigeria’s Neku Atawodi-Edun +5, the first black female polo player and the highest-handicapped female player at the tournament. Over the years, GTBank has been at the forefront of supporting Polo, widely revered as the Sport of Kings, and promoting the Lagos International Polo Tournament, which has hosted reputable personalities such as His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales. Played on the grounds of the Lagos Polo Club, Ikoyi, the premier polo club in the country, the tournament has featured polo greats like Alphonso Pieres, Gonzalo Pieres and Alan Kent. Commenting on GTBank’s sponsorship of the 2020 Lagos International Polo Tournament, Segun Agbaje, Managing Director of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, said: “We love the game of polo, not only because it is one of the most anticipated events in the social calendar of the country, but also because its values such as discipline, rigour and fair play strongly resonates with our brand. “Our sponsorship of the 2020 NPA Lagos International Polo Tournament also reflects our strong belief in the role of sports as a major vehicle of social development and our commitment to championing activities and events that bring people together.” Guaranty Trust Bank is a leading advocate of Sports Education as a major way of promoting the values of excellence and fair play whilst laying a solid foundation for the emergence of sporting talent. The Bank maintains a defined Corporate Social Responsibility strategy focused on championing causes and fostering initiatives that transform lives and uplift communities. Alongside the GTBank Lagos International Polo Tournament, the Bank organises and sponsors several other sports competitions, one of which is the GTBank Masters Cup, a football competition amongst secondary schools in Lagos State.Tags: Alan KentAlphonso PieresGonzalo PieresGTBank Masters CupGuaranty Trust Bank PlcLagos International Polo TournamentLagos Polo ClubNPA Lagos International Polo TournamentPrince of WalesSegun Agbajelast_img read more

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Poyet to play safe with Fletcher

first_img “But also, we have [Fabio] Borini, who is also very good, [Connor] Wickham, Ji [Dong-won], so we have a lot of players who can play up front. “Of course I want to play, but at the same time, this is football and any part I have to play in the club, I am prepared to play it.” Whether or not the pair will link up once again at Hull on Saturday remains to be seen, but Altidore will hope for a chance to line-up against the club which gave him his first chance in English football. The New Jersey-born frontman spent the 2009-10 season on loan at the KC Stadium in what proved to be something of a baptism of fire as the Tigers were relegated from the top flight. Altidore appeared as a substitute in a 4-1 defeat at Sunderland in September 2009, but started the reverse fixture in the following April, only to depart early along with Black Cats defender Alan Hutton after both were sent off after an off-the-ball clash in a 1-0 win for the visitors. He admitted: “I remember it, I remember that game. I got a red card I didn’t even know about. I didn’t even know what I was doing in the moment.” Altidore will head for Humberside still awaiting his first league goal in a red and white shirt, but insisting he is not concerned by a drought which currently extends to eight appearances. He said: “I feel like I have been unlucky a little bit and I know that if I keep getting the chances, I am going to score, so I am not really worried about it.” The Black Cats have confirmed that Wickham has returned to Sheffield Wednesday for a second loan spell. The 20-year-old striker spent time with the Championship side last season, making six appearances and scoring once. Wickham will remain with Wednesday until January 1 and could make his second debut for the Owls against Reading this weekend. The England Under-21 international joined Sunderland from Ipswich in June 2011 and has made 40 appearances for the club. Sunderland boss Gus Poyet will take no risks with striker Steven Fletcher as he primes him to fire the club out of trouble. The 26-year-old set the Black Cats on the way to a 2-1 derby victory over Newcastle – their first in the Barclays Premier League this season – last Sunday with a fifth-minute opener which underlined both his potency and his importance to the Uruguayan’s rescue mission. That strike took the £12million man’s tally on Wearside to 13 goals in 33 league appearances since his move from Wolves during the summer of 2012, a return which serves to illustrate just how much he was missed during lay-offs for ankle and shoulder injuries. Press Association Poyet has taken little time to realise how central Fletcher is to his masterplan and as a result, is desperate to strike a balance between getting the most out of him while at the same time protecting him. He said: “Listen, when the top scorers in your team are fit, it’s perfection, I would say because in football, you know you need to keep players fit. “When I signed my contract here, there was a question mark about Fletch to be fit or not in the next few weeks, and then he has played every game for me. “We are trying to make sure that we use him as much as we can, but at the same time, we keep him fit so we don’t lose him for a while. “The understanding and the communication has been great so he knows how important he is for us, but at the same time, how we need to be looking after him in the right way.” Fletcher’s injury problems coupled with Sunderland’s parlous situation – they remain four points adrift of safety – have meant chances to forge a partnership with £6million summer signing Jozy Altidore have been few and far between. The Scot and the 23-year-old United States international had a rare opportunity to play together from the start against the Magpies and although their double-act remains in its infancy, Altidore has already seen promising signs. He said: “He frees up space for me to do other things, and vice-versa. We can only create more and more opportunities if we get the chance to play together. last_img read more

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Kompli-Global provides 4th AMLD support for gaming operators

first_img Kompli-Global has developed a tool to help companies deal with the more time-consuming customer due diligence challenges of the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (4th AMLD).The 4th AMLD, which came into force on 26 June, includes a specific mention for the online gaming industry, where operators must perform more exhaustive checks on adverse player information.Backed up by a team of compliance experts in 66 countries covering 158 regions, artificial intelligence tool Kompli-IQ has been developed with the aim of establishing itself as a baseline check and a “matter of routine” within the gaming industry, but also for companies in financial services and other regulated sectors looking to bolster anti-money laundering efforts.Kompli-Global CEO Jane Jee said: “We have developed a search platform which enables companies to look and see whether there is adverse information on their new and existing customers.“Gaming operators will have to carry out a risk assessment of their clients to work out whether those customers are low or high risk in terms of money laundering. One would suspect that those dealing in large sums of money are higher risk, so one needs to check them out more thoroughly.”Addressed the geographical scope of the tool, Jee continued: “We have more than 500 key words that we associate with the names to carry out the search. To carry out a thorough assessment of somebody who is abroad, you need to be able to translate those terms into European languages and carry them out in the native language, and this is what we have done.“We’ve worked hard to build a network of compliance experts. These local compliance specialists can help us develop those search terms and take account of these cultural differences.” Kim Mouridsen: Combatting problem gambling with automated player profiling July 3, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Fonbet builds betting experience through ‘Alice’ voice assistant July 7, 2020 GAMING1 uses AI to combat problem gambling August 4, 2020 Related Articles Submit Sharelast_img read more

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