The Festival of Lights is another great proof that investing in events is not a cost, but an investment

first_imgAfter a great success with Advent in Zagreb, which last year generated about 500 million in tourist spending, the Zagreb Tourist Board has adopted a new tourist product, the Festival of Light,  which in its second edition was even larger, of better quality and more substantial. The Festival of Lights is another great proof that investing in events is not a cost, but an investment, which attracted more than 100.000 visitors and generated a large tourist consumption through four days of maintenance. The fact that the Festival of Light is a complete success and has the potential to be another major tourist event that generates the motive of arrival is shown by the fact that during the Festival of Light Zagreb, according to the Zagreb Tourist Board, 28% more arrivals and 44% more overnight stays. Exclusively because of the Festival of Light. Compared to last year’s period of the Festival (from 15 to 18 March), when the Tourist Board organized this event for the first time, this year there were 10.652 arrivals and 21.592 overnight stays in four days. In the mentioned period, there were 3.032 domestic tourist arrivals (growth 32%) and 7.620 foreign tourists (growth 26%), and the most numerous were guests from South Korea, Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the USA and Germany. Out of the total number of overnight stays, domestic tourists realized 5.094 (growth of 30%), and foreign tourists 16.498 (growth of 48%).Recognition of the profession for the Festival of Lights At the recent conference on events and marketing in Slovenia – Conventa Crossover, a project of the Tourist Board Zagreb Light Festival won the award as the best B2C event. About 2018 events in three categories competed for the Conventa Best Event Award 40, of which the Festival of Light won as the best event intended for a wider audience. “The results that Zagreb achieves and the awards we have won prove that our city is an attractive destination all year round, both for vacationers and business guests. Namely, at the beginning of August, Zagreb won the Meeting Star Award as the best congress destination chosen by Kongres Magazine, and the award for the Zagreb Light Festival is an additional incentive to continue, with partners, to develop numerous events to make our visitors’ stay in Zagreb as pleasant as possible. and better. ” pointed out the director of the Tourist Board, Mrs. Martina Bienenfeld.In the first eight months, Zagreb recorded a growth of 9% in arrivals and 11% in overnight staysAccording to the Zagreb Tourist Board, u August The number of arrivals in the capital of Croatia increased by 9% (163.731), and the number of overnight stays by as much as 10% (279.726) compared to the same period last year. Thus, in August, the most numerous guests were from Spain, followed by guests from Italy, Germany, South Korea and the United States. In overnight stays, guests from Italy, Spain, Germany, the USA and South Korea are in the first five places.Zagreb recorded an increase in the first eight months, to be exact from January to August 908.067 arrivals and 1.638.061 overnight stays were realized, which is an increase of 9% in arrivals and 11% in overnight stays. In the first eight months, most overnight stays were made by guests from the USA, followed by guests from Germany, Korea, Italy and Spain. Guests from South Korea, the USA, Germany, Italy and China are in the first five places.last_img read more

Mercer parent company to buy JLT Group for $5.6bn

first_imgIn its statement, MMC said the purchase “accelerates MMC’s strategy to be the preeminent global firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people”. Investors in JLT – which is currently listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 index – will receive £19.15 a share in cash, representing a premium of 33.7% based on JLT’s closing share price on 17 September. JLT’s largest shareholder, Jardine Matheson Holdings, has already confirmed support for the deal, as have JLT directors.The transaction has also been aided by a $5.2bn bridging loan provided by Goldman Sachs.MMC estimated that integrating the company into its structure would cost $375m, but generate annual cost savings of $250m over the next three years.The deal is expected to complete in the spring of next year, subject to regulatory approval.Investment consultants and fiduciary managers in the UK are currently the subject of an inquiry by the Competition and Markets Authority. Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC), the parent company to investment consulting giant Mercer, has announced a $5.6bn (€4.8bn) deal to acquire Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group.JLT Group is one of Mercer’s main competitors in the pension scheme advisory market in the UK, and also provides insurance, reinsurance and brokerage services.Dan Glaser, CEO and president of MMC, said in a statement to the stock market this morning that the two firms were a “complementary fit” and would create “a platform to deliver exceptional service to clients and opportunities for our colleagues”.Dominic Burke, JLT Group’s chief executive, will join MMC as vice chairman following completion of the transaction. He said: “MMC is, and always has been, one of our most respected competitors and I believe that, combined, we will create a group that will truly stand as a beacon for our industry.”last_img read more

Landbankers set to make millions as supply tightens across SEQ

first_img Land supply status across SEQ: Revealed: Stunning next phase for Darius and Kayla Property industry analyst Michael Matusik said new land supply was very tight across South East Queensland.“There is under two years of actual potential new land supply across SEQ and the supply is tightest on the Gold Coast, Brisbane and in Redland. This supply is way too short.”His analysis of uncertified lots with operational works approval in major SEQ municipalities found just 1.8 years of supply across the south east, a factor that could trigger big dollars for families with large tracts of land in tight council zones.Of the council areas, the Gold Coast had the tightest supply at just half a year’s worth, followed by Brisbane (0.7 years), Redland (0.9 years), Moreton Bay 1.5 years), Sunshine Coast (2.2 years), Ipswich (3.1 years) and Logan (3.5 years). Sunshine Coast 2.2 yearsMoreton Bay 1.5 yearsBrisbane 0.7 yearsRedland 0.9 yearsLogan 3.5 yearsIpswich 3.1 yearsGold Coast 0.6 yearsSouth East Qld 1.8 years (Source: Matusik Missive: Data: Matusik + Queensland Government) 315 Gardner Road, Rochedale, had 3.36ha of land and sold in a multi-sale for $18.15m last year.A desperate search by developers for land in areas where there are growth-friendly councils means some Queenslanders are now sitting on a gold mine. It’s seeing Queenslanders make millions off land tracts banked by families for generations across South East Queensland, with developers converging on properties to insure against dwindling land supply for new estates. Depending on location, properties could fetch as much as $18.15m for 3.36ha of land, as 315 Gardner Road, Rochedale, did in a multi-sale. MORE: Anna Spiro sells her island homecenter_img New land development approvals have fallen substantially across SEQ over the last five years,” Mr Matusik said. “The fall in new future land supply is most marked in several municipalities including the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay and Ipswich. There has been a fall in the number of new approved projects in Logan.”One of the country’s largest residential developers, Stockland – which currently has eight new residential estates on the outskirts of Brisbane through to the Gold Coast – looks for land that would allow future residents to have “ready access” to jobs, recreation, public transport, schools and amenities.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market8 hours agoStockland general manager, David Laner, said there were many considerations that came into the decision to create a new community including “location, scale, planning and infrastructure, aspect and orientation, topography, the list goes on”.But, he said, “in addition to these more technical considerations, it is critical to evaluate local amenity, demographics, housing supply and demand.”“This means reviewing the lifestyle attributes, existing and future housing choice, customer preferences, and projected population growth.”Among two of the newer Stockland estates are Newport and Promenade Rothwell, both located close to Redcliffe, in greater Brisbane’s northern edges where a new train line was opened four years ago.“We understand that purchasing a home is a big commitment and that the location of the property must suit our customers’ long-term needs, so we encourage all potential buyers to remember that they’re not just making a purchasing decision for themselves now, but for their future selves as well,” Mr Laner said. 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New land subdivision activity across SEQ is now limited to a few development corridors.”The fall in supply coupled with boosts for home builders was expected to put greater pressure on prices, with Dr Diaswati Mardiasmo, chief economist of PRD Nationwide, finding that Greater Brisbane was already inching towards higher prices, despite COVID-19 – with the biggest dollars going to properties with large land holdings.“There is a possibility of southern investors in the market, however the local Greater Brisbane market is stimulated as well with many choosing to build or entering estates in higher priced suburbs that are well served by shops, infrastructure, great schools.” FOLLOW COURIER MAIL REAL ESTATE ON FACEBOOKlast_img read more

It’s a dream come true playing for Man Utd – Ighalo

first_imgOdion Ighalo described his move to Man Utd as a “dream come true” after touching down in the UK. Loading… Boss Solskjaer said after the Wolves match: “We will give him time to settle. He is a striker, has a physical presence and is a goalscorer so he will give us a lot. “You would be thrilled when you have been a Manchester United supporter your whole life and you’ve been working your whole life. “Being the top scorer in the African Cup of Nations tells you a lot about the qualities we are going to get.” The Nigerian also boasts a decent goalscoring record in China, having netted 10 times in 15 starts this season. His previous spell in England was similarly prolific, averaging a goal every two games during his two-and-a-half year stint at Vicarage Road. He names Man Utd legends Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke among his idols growing up, and Solskjaer is hoping Ighalo will provide his side with a different option in attack. “He’s a different type of striker. He’s a proven goalscorer, physical presence,” Solskjaer added. “It also gives us a chance to rest Mason Greenwood and to rest Anthony Martial at times with so many games coming up.” United now have a fortnights break to allow Ighalo to get accustomed to life in Manchester, before they return to league action against Chelsea on February 17. Read  Also:Fernandes, Ighalo not among the highest paid Man Utd playersThey then head to Club Brugge n their Europa League last-32 tie, before Ighalo could be set for a return to his old club Watford on February 23. Former Man Utd defender Rio Ferdinand told his YouTube channel: “I just hope, I really want him to do well, to come in and help the guys. “Ighalo please come in and score goals, please come in and do the job, show us why Inter wanted you, why Tottenham wanted you. Come in and bang goals please and help those young guys too.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The former Watford striker flew into Manchester Airport on Sunday as he joins United on loan until the end of the season. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s desperate search for a frontman led him to Ighalo, who had been plying his trade in the Chinese Super League with Shanghai Shenhua. He is now preparing for his first training session with his boyhood club, and admitted he was raring to go. “It’s been crazy you know,” Ighalo told Sky Sports News. “I’m happy to be in Manchester first and this is a great opportunity“I’m grateful to God and to my agent and to the coach who’s given me the opportunity to be here, to walk out with the team and finish very well this season.y for me. “I’m grateful to God and to my agent and to the coach who’s given me the opportunity to be here, to walk out with the team and finish very well this season. “It’s a dream come true because since I was a kid, I’ve always dreamed about Man Utd. But this is reality now, so I can’t say much until I get started.” He added: “I am happy to be here and to work out with the team and finish very well this season. “The plan is to just chill today because I travelled a very long way from Shanghai to Manchester. “Today is to just rest and tomorrow we start to work.” Ighalo missed United’s draw with Wolves on Saturday, due to his loan move only being confirmed late on deadline day. But despite the start of the winter break, the 30-year-old will be reporting for training duty on Monday. Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More15 Action Heroes 25 Years Ago And NowThis Is The First Meme Ever, According To The Internet7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchBest Car Manufacturers In The World8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The Worldlast_img read more

Bulldogs Split Games Against Wildcats

first_imgThe 7th Grade Batesville Bulldog Basketball team defeated the Franklin County Wildcats by a score of 53-33.  Leading in scoring for Batesville was Conner Drake with 15, followed by Sam Johnson with 11, Chris Lewis with 7, Brendan Heiser added 6, and jack Grunkemeyer, Noah Pierson, and Gus Prickel all added 4.  Defensively, Carter Bohman and Chris Tillman had some good minutes.  The Bulldogs are now 3-0 on the season.The 8th Grade Boys Basketball Team dropped their first game of the season against Franklin County by a score of 53-19. The Bulldogs were haunted by foul trouble and turnovers all night struggling to get going offensively. Bryson Bonelli led the team offensively with 7 points, followed by Cole Pride (4), Grant Peters (3), Jackson Tracy (2), Max Baumer (2), and Jaden Smith (1). The Bulldogs will now take a 2-1 record into their next game at home against Connersville on Monday, November, 26 at 6:00 pm.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Ben Pierson.last_img read more

Ake agrees personal terms with Man City

first_img Ake could be one of four new faces to arrive at the Etihad summer in the coming weeks as Guardiola plots how to overhaul champions Liverpool. Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly remains another target in the central defensive area. Chelsea boss Frank Lampard Read Also: Fulham players party inside Wembley after securing promotion Guardiola is seeking a reliable defensive partner for first-choice Aymeric Laporte. City are back in Champions League action on Friday for their last-16 second-leg against Real Madrid. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeBest Car Manufacturers In The World7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?10 Celebrity Dads Who Don’t Get Along With Their KidsTop 8 Most Fun Sylvester Stallone Movies9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growthcenter_img Nathan Ake has reportedly agreed personal terms with Manchester City ahead of a £41million switch from Bournemouth. Pep Guardiola is closing in on his man after targeting the Dutch centre-back as a top target to add to his defensive resources. And the path has cleared for the City boss after Chelsea decided not to exercise their option to match the offer for their former player, according to talkSPORT. Ake would be City’s second signing of the summer already after a £37m deal for Valencia winger Ferran Torres was confirmed on Tuesday. Torres is regarded as one of the most exciting wingers in Europe and was a highlight in Valencia’s otherwise disappointing LaLiga campaign. Pep Guardiola has targeted the Dutch centre-back as he attempts to overhaul his defence Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Atletico Madrid and Juventus had all retained interest in signing Torres, who had signalled his intention to leave the Mestalla.Advertisementlast_img read more

Frampton stops Avalos in Belfast

first_img While boxing politics may yet stand in the way of a mouthwatering contest, Frampton can take heart from his performance that extended his record to 20 wins from as many professional bouts, with 14 knockouts. He was shoved by the challenger at a heated weigh-in on Friday, but Frampton showed no sign of that affecting him on Saturday night. Both fighters landed solid shots in an opening round where Avalos was also warned after twice punching on the break. The Californian claimed his arm was hurt in the second and Frampton took advantage of his lack of focus to land a punishing right hand that brought most of the partisan crowd to their feet. Avalos was holding his own in the third and fourth but it was Frampton who was consistently beating his opponent to the punch and landing the more telling blows. Avalos was backed into the ropes at the beginning of the fifth, when a flurry of punches reined down to leave him shaken and although he was on the floor soon after, referee Foster correctly ruled no knockdown. Yet he was still on unsteady legs and Frampton continued to land powerful right hands at will, leaving Foster no option but to step in and bring a halt to proceedings. Frampton’s win was the perfect birthday present for his manager, mentor and promoter Barry McGuigan, the former WBA featherweight champion. McGuigan, who turned 54 on Saturday, said of his charge: “This is the best super-bantamweight in the world. There are aficionados out there who think Rigondeaux is. “He’s the best super-bantamweight in the world. That includes Leo Santa Cruz, Scott Quigg and Guillermo Rigondeaux. He’s a sensational fighter and over the next couple of years we’re going to prove that.” Press Association The bout, broadcast on ITV1, was the first world title fight on British soil to be shown live on terrestrial television since 2008, and after disposing of Avalos, Frampton quickly turned his attention to a potential domestic showdown with British rival and WBA regular world champion Scott Quigg. Frampton said on ITV1: “I would love it. I think Scott wants it, it’s a summer showdown between the both of us. It’s a massive fight but Scott needs to remember who’s the real world champion.” The 28-year-old added he would be happy to fight outside of Belfast in order to guarantee an encounter with fellow unbeaten fighter Quigg, who was ringside to see his rival bolster his standing as one of the best fighters in the division. “I would leave Belfast if I had to. Maybe somewhere neutral, it doesn’t matter to me,” he added. “I think Scott would agree with me. It’s the biggest fight in the UK (other than) Amir Khan-Kell Brook possibly, but I think this one’s been brewing a lot longer. It’s a huge domestic showdown.” Quigg – who holds a secondary version of the WBA title, with Cuban Guillermo Rigondeaux the body’s Super champion – is just as keen to arrange a bout. “This fight is big, not because of him not just because of me, it’s the full package. The British public want the fight,” he said. “He draws the crowd in Ireland, we draw the crowd in Britain, wherever. It doesn’t matter where the fight is, wherever it holds most – get the fight on.” The Northern Irishman was making the first defence of the world crown he won by defeating Kiko Martinez last September and he did not disappoint his vocal home fans on Saturday night. Frampton rocked his American opponent in the second round and then stepped up his assault in the fifth before referee Howard John Foster stopped the contest midway through the round. Carl Frampton retained his IBF super-bantamweight title with an impressive fifth-round stoppage of mandatory challenger Chris Avalos at a raucous Odyssey Arena in Belfast.last_img read more

The Latest: IOC gives $25M more to Olympic athletes, teams

first_imgThe Latest: IOC gives $25M more to Olympic athletes, teams Associated Press April 24, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The International Olympic Committee is allocating more than $25 million to cover extra athlete and team costs related to the one-year postponement of the Tokyo Games. ___France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris says resuming soccer leagues should not come at the expense of people’s health amid the coronavirus pandemic.Talks are ongoing in leagues around the world as to when the season can restart. South Korea’s K-League will kick off on May 8 in empty stadiums. The Bundesliga in Germany is discussing playing again on May 9.Lloris says “there’s so much at stake financially for clubs … But above all of that there is health.”Lloris plays for Tottenham in the Premier League. The team has nine matches remaining this season. More AP sports: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 ___The German Cup soccer final has been postponed indefinitely and will likely take place without fans.The German soccer federation says the final will no longer be played on May 23 in Berlin as planned but it’s still sticking to a June 30 deadline to finish the season.Federation president Fritz Keller says “it is extremely unfortunate that in all likelihood this special game will have to take place in a stadium without spectators.”There are also no dates for the postponed semifinals. They were originally scheduled to be played earlier this week with champion Bayern Munich hosting Eintracht Frankfurt and fourth-division club Saarbrücken welcoming Bayer Leverkusen.center_img The inaugural season of The Hundred is due to start on July 17 and has not yet been canceled. The England and Wales Cricket Board has arranged a meeting for next week to discuss whether it can go ahead.No domestic competitions have been scrapped for this year.The ECB says the international season in England will now be played from July to the end of September. The three-test series against the West Indies that was due to start on June 4 has been postponed.ECB chief executive Tom Harrison says his organization is following advice from the government and health experts and that “our plan is to reschedule international matches as late as possible in the season to give the best chance of play.”___ The IOC says an extra $15 million will go to a program helping 1,600 athletes from 185 less well-funded countries prepare for the games in 2021.More than $10 million is available for national Olympic bodies to cover additional operational costs such as travel and accommodation for officials.The money is being awarded through the Olympic Solidarity program. The program aims to help all 206 national Olympic teams and the refugee team send athletes to the games.___FIFA says advance payments of $500,000 are being sent to member associations to cover running costs during the coronavirus pandemic. Games in the 2020 season were stopped because of the coronavirus pandemic. Germany has yet to play in the women’s competition while leader Argentina has played eight of its 16 games.The International Hockey Federation says the new time frame gives it the best chance “to deliver on broadcast and commercial partner agreements.”The subsequent season will run from September 2021 to the following June.___England will try to reschedule its test series with the West Indies after announcing there will be no professional cricket played in the country until July 1 at the earliest because of the coronavirus pandemic. Lloris says in an interview with Le Parisien newspaper that “if we have to finish the league without fans then we will.”But the World Cup champion adds that “soccer remains totally secondary given the current situation.”___The governing body of field hockey says it has extended the international Pro League seasons by one year to run through June 2021.The nine men’s and nine women’s national teams were scheduled to play January-to-June annually. Each of the 211 member associations is entitled to $6 million from FIFA spread over the four-year World Cup cycle.FIFA says the next instalment due in July will now be paid in the coming days along with other payments due from last year.FIFA is easing some criteria required before being paid but the money is still subject to audit checks.FIFA president Gianni Infantino says the soccer body has a duty “to be there and support the ones that are facing acute needs.”FIFA previously said it will make substantial sums from its $2.7 billion reserves available in an emergency fund.last_img read more

Some 200 new Florida laws take effect today

first_imgOn July 1st, over 193 new laws will take effect in Florida. Here are a few of the laws that will go into effect this Sunday.The Hope Scholarship Program / Education / Bullying and Unions (HB 7055). As part of the “Hope Scholarship Program,” this law, along with other things, allows you to send your child to a private school if your child is bullied at a Florida public school. This bill also requires unions that fail to have 50 percent of eligible employees who opt-in to pay union dues to have to undergo a costly and lengthy re-certification process that may result in many Floridians being left without fair representation for wages and other issues.Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act (SB 7026 / HB 165). This law requires every school in the state to have sworn law enforcement officers. It also requires schools to host active shooter training once per semester and requires School Boards to establish threat assessment teams to assess and intervene with people whose behavior may pose a threat to the school’s safety.Controlled Substances (HB 21). In response to the opioid crisis killing at least 16 Floridians every day, this bill limits most painkiller prescriptions to a three-day supply.Possession of Real Property / Restricting Public Beach Access (SB 804 / HB 631). Gives private businesses and homeowners the decision to restrict the public from using the portion of beach on their property. The portion refers to the sand from the high tide water line and up. (Essentially, the dry sand adjacent to their building or home could be deemed private, while the wet sand will remain public.).Marriage Licenses (SB 140 / HB 71). This law restricts persons under the age of 18 from obtaining a marriage license and getting married unless they meet certain circumstances.The entire list of new laws can be viewed  at or by clicking the link below.Referring to the new laws Florida Representative Shevrin Jones, Democrat representing District 101 that includes south-eastern Broward County said, “It’s my hope that knowing these laws will help to make us all more informed and better prepared.” Continuing, he said, “While some of the laws are good for Florida, many are not. Our state still has not fully-funded our public education system. And, we have yet to fully address our growing need for affordable healthcare and mental health issues.”last_img read more

SIS acquires Newcastle & Sunderland greyhound stadia from William Hill

first_img Submit Retail and online to merge for William Hill in latest shake-up July 1, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Share Richard FitzGerald steps down as RMG CEO August 6, 2020 SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Gary SmithIndustry horse and greyhound racing content supplier SIS has confirmed that it has reached an agreement to acquire Newcastle and Sunderland greyhound racing stadia from William Hill.Confirming the acquisition this morning, SIS governance detailed that the deal ‘underpins the firm’s commitment to ‘provide a strong programme of competitive greyhound racing for the foreseeable future’.Moving forward the Tyne & Wear venues will integrate SIS broadcast systems, linking the stadia with the firm’s portfolio of rights from Monmore, Crayford, Hove, and Romford. Newcastle and Sunderland racing punters will further benefit by being able to watch in-venue streams SIS UK and international syndicated content.Updating the market, SIS CEO Gary Smith, commented on the deal: “The acquisition of Newcastle and Sunderland is very exciting for us and our customers and strengthens our position as a distributor of high-quality pictures and data for greyhound racing.”In his acquisition notes, Smith further detailed that the purchased stadia would not undertake any significant structural changes, stating that it would keep the high standards set by William Hill which had proved popular with race punters.William Hill Retail Managing Director Nicola Frampton supported Smith’s comments, stating that the firm had found the right buyers for the greyhound racing venues;“Newcastle and Sunderland greyhound stadia are among the best run in the industry and we would like to thank the teams at both tracks for all their hard work and success during William Hill’s period of ownership.“In looking at options for the tracks the continuation of greyhound racing at the stadia and the safeguarding of employment were paramount.  We are therefore pleased to have reached agreement with SIS who are the right owner to take the business forward over the long term.”last_img read more