Usa Rugby Gets Tv Time On New Sports Network

Athene Holding Ltd. Completes Acquisition of Aviva USA

(Natacha Pisarenko / Associated Press / September 28, 2013) By Diane Pucin October 1, 2013, 11:52 a.m. For those clamoring for more rugby on television, your wish has been granted. USA Rugby has announced a broadcasting partnership with FOX Sports for the upcoming mens Eagles match against the New Zealand Maori All Blacks Nov. 9 at PPL Park in Philadelphia. The inaugural Black and Blue Match, presented by USA Rugby and New Zealand Rugby Union sponsor AIG, will kick off at 4 p.m. PST Nov. 9, with the broadcast to be aired on FOX Sports 1 Nov. 10 at 9 a.m. USA Rugby is very excited about FOX Sports 1 airing the match from Philadelphia, USA Rugby Chief Commercial Officer Jon Persch said. FOX Sports 1 offers USA Rugby the greatest number of viewers with the new channel being offered in 90 million homes.” FOX Sports 1 is the newest national 24-hour multi-sport channel, launched Aug. 17 in more than 90 million homes across the U.S., the largest sports network launch in television history. With nearly 5,000 hours of live events, news and original programming annually, FOX Sports includes college football and basketball, MLB, NASCAR, NFL , soccer, boxing and UFC .

USA Triathlon prepares for return to Milwaukee

USA Triathlon’s Age Group National Championships is returning to Milwaukee in August 2014.

Representatives of Colorado Springs, Colo.-based USA Triathlon said Oct. 1 they look forward to another event in Milwaukee. aMilwaukee proved to be an excellent host in 2013 and the support from the city, as well as key organizations and individuals, helped make the event memorable for nationas top amateur triathletes,a said Rob Urbach , USA Triathlonas CEO. An Olympic-distance race scheduled for Aug. 9, 2014 consists of a 1,500-meter swim, 40-kilometer bike race and 10-kilometer run. A sprint race on Aug. 10, 2014 is comprised of a 750-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike race and 5-kilometer run. Both races will include the nationas top age-group fields and qualify members for Team USA, a select group of amateur triathletes who will represent the U.S. at the 2015 International Triathlon Union World Championships in Chicago. Athletes who have qualified for Olympic-Distance Nationals between July 10 and Sept. 15 will receive an email during the week of Sept. 30 with registration instructions.

( USAT ), (USAT), a leader of wireless, cashless payment and M2M telemetry solutions for small-ticket, self-serve retailing industries, today announced that Revive Self Checkout (Revive), utilizing USATs Web service, QuickConnect , has completed integration of its micro-market offering with USATs cashless payment and telemetry service, ePort Connect. Customers of Revive can now seamlessly link their micro-market credit and debit card processing with their other cashless locations supported by USAT to maximize their business processes and technologies. USATs QuickConnect is a Web service that provides developers that already have an application with Internet connectivity and a display mechanism, such as a kiosk or smartphone, with streamlined certification to USATs PCI compliant, one-stop shop cashless payment service, ePort Connect . Revive is a point of sale technology for micro-market applications, a self checkout-based vending offering geared for areas where fresh produce and similar items are in demand. Adam Arthur, founding partner and chief developer for Revive, commented, My approach has always been about providing a feature-rich point of sale kiosk with a flexible architecture that allows the customer to manage service options on their own. As a vending operator myself, I believe our open approach lends itself to the most value for the customer. Since we started selling the Revive Self Checkout in 2011, the number one question we received from customers in this regard was if and when the customer could integrate their other cashless vending locations that were utilizing USATs ePort Connect service with our micro-market solution. Naturally, we are extremely pleased that we can now accommodate those requests. Going forward, we are recommending USAT as a preferred solution because they are so easy to work with. Ive integrated with a handful of other cashless payment providers and USATs Web service, QuickConnect, is the easiest credit card provider to setup, said Arthur. With other credit card providers, you need to fill out lengthy forms and the pricing is often confusing. Our customers love the ‘straight forward’ approach USAT offers. USATs ePort Connect service supports the cashless payment needs for a variety of self-service applications across multiple industries. Recent QuickConnect examples include USATs new service relationship with Setomatic Systems in commercial laundry and ePortGO, an integrated dispatch, navigation and mobile payment solution for the taxi and for-hire vehicle industry (see video on ePortGO.com).

USA Technologies’ Web Service Simplifies Cashless Integration for Micro-Market Offering, Revive Self Checkout

(Athene Holding, and together with its subsidiaries, Athene) today announced it has completed the acquisition of Aviva USA Corporation and its subsidiaries, including Iowa-domiciled Aviva Life and Annuity Company, and New York-domiciled Aviva Life and Annuity Company of New York, for $1.55 billion.* Athene also announced that it has completed the sale of Aviva USAs life insurance operations to Presidential Life Insurance Company USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Commonwealth Annuity and Life Insurance Co. and part of the Global Atlantic Financial Group. Terms of that deal were not disclosed. Following the deals close, Athene has approximately $60 billion in assets, making it one of the largest fixed annuity companies in the United States. Athene Chief Executive Officer Jim Belardi said: Our acquisition of Aviva USA is a transformative event that significantly increases the scale of Athenes fixed annuity business and we are excited about our prospects for further profitable growth. Avivas operational capabilities and talented workforce will enable Athene to solidify our position as a market-leading provider of retirement solutions to policyholders and distributors. At the same time, we will offer attractive opportunities for employees and create greater value for our shareholders. Aviva USA has been renamed Athene USA, which is the parent for Athenes U.S. operations and is now headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa. Athene Holding is owned by several institutional investors, with its largest shareholder being AP Alternative Assets, L.P. (Euronext: AAA), a closed-end, publicly traded permanent capital vehicle managed by Apollo Global Management, LLC, a leading alternative investment manager. *Prior to purchase price adjustments at closing About Athene Holding Ltd.

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