6 of the Best – 10Bet’s Oshri Kostiner

first_img Related Articles Submit This week’s 6 of the Best subject is a “real history buff” and someone whose approach to sports betting is to combine his “raw excitement” with a sense of control.Keep reading to find out more about 10Bet Chief Marketing Officer Oshri Kostiner, including his ‘working’ holiday to the Philippines and an unforgettable visit to the Eternal City.Best HolidayBack in 2012, I spent four months in the Philippines, which I guess you’d call a working holiday. I took my wife and kid out there with me and we stayed on a World War II US army base in a commander’s house. I’d work pretty much all night, sleep till noon and then the day was our own.We had a great time. Lovely, friendly people, an on-site waterpark, and a local football league on pitches where the airstrips used to be. I even had the honour of playing alongside former internationals from Cameroon and Jamaica!Best AlbumI’ve been a huge fan of Queen from the age of 10 and my favourite album has got to be A Night at the Opera. I think the first Queen track I heard was We Will Rock You, and I was immediately hooked on Freddie’s voice.I then spent hours rummaging through boxes of my parent’s old cassettes to dig out all their albums. I did get to see Queen perform with Adam Lambert on lead vocals – it was amazing, but it was one time I wished I was 20 years older.Best FilmI think Fight Club is one of the best – and most underrated – films of all time. These days the ‘twist in the tail’ trope is a bit overused, but at the time, this movie felt totally fresh – even radical.Other than that, I’m a big fan of stand-up comedy and think it’s safe to say I’ve watched over 200 hours of specials in the past couple of years. I can even deliver most of the lines from my favourite ones featuring Louis C.K., Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Jim Jefferies and Bo Burnham.Best Sporting ExperienceThis was definitely the 2009 Champions League final in Rome. I’m a huge Man Utd fan; this was the first time I’d seen them on the biggest stage of all, and with Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez lining up for the last time, this was all set up to for our most legendary triumph since ’99.Of course, it wasn’t to be, but spending three days in the Eternal City with the hardcore Red Army was an unforgettable experience. As an overseas fan, it was brilliant to drink, shout, sing – and even commiserate – with the local fans, and I can’t wait to do it again when we finally get back to our best.Best BookI’m a real history buff, and loved The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. I know he might have taken one or two liberties with the historical record, but you have to admire the way he weaves together fact and fiction.It’s also a genuinely suspenseful book which keep you guessing throughout, which is how I approach sports betting. By applying knowledge and cold, hard stats to the action, I get to combine raw excitement with a sense of control, as well as the chance to be handsomely rewarded. That’s what it’s all about, as far as I’m concerned.Best BetIt wasn’t the biggest win I’ve ever had, but when an in-play punt on Marcus Rashford to score next came off for me in Man Utd’s match against Liverpool in March, it was very sweet indeed. He’d already scored one, and despite missing a couple of chances, I knew he had another goal in him, so I stuck £25 on the lad at something like 11/2, which worked out to a very nice payout.I love in-play betting and that’s why heading up the 10Bet marketing operation is such a thrill for me. We’ve got the world’s leading range of in-play features, and as we expand the range of sports, events and markets we offer, I’m looking forward to seeing us become the first choice for players who want to live and breathe every moment of the top action. SBTech confident of resuming full client operations following cyberattack March 31, 2020 Share FavBet’s Alex Hleb deal: “When contract is just a piece of paper” June 19, 2020 Top 50 clubs suffer €751m decline in brand value July 31, 2020 Share StumbleUponlast_img read more

Ebola Spreads Fear, Stigma, Marks Campaign Apathy Nationwide

first_imgNot surprisingly, the Ebola Virus’ massive stigmatization and its instilment of fear among Liberians have caused a very poor start of political campaign activities nationwide.Mixed reactions from the greater Liberian society have also revealed that the pending democratic process may not be transparent and credible.But the staff of the National Elections Commission (NEC) has given assurances that the democratic process will indeed be credible and transparent nationwide.The Daily Observer has gathered reports from some of the political subdivisions of the country indicating strong evidence of voter apathy amongst Liberians.Many prominent and ordinary Liberians in recent times have had fierce exchanges of political views and comments on several key issues with massive disagreements among citizens.Ironically, international medical agencies and donor partners have not issued any formal or official statement declaring that Liberia is Ebola free despite a significant decline in the spread of the disease in the country.In separate encounters with a broad spectrum of Liberians, comments of disagreement and agreement have been neck and neck, with no outright winner at the helm of the political debate.Political commentator Joe Mason Browne, 45, of Coca-Cola Factory in Paynesville said the electoral process will not produce the desired results owing to Ebola virus stigma and fear.Economic commentator William K. Baysahwala, 63, noted that the ongoing electoral process in Liberia will produce some tangible political results in order to avoid a constitutional crisis for the Liberian Government.Mrs. Mary B. Sackie, 48, said the current political dispensation in Liberia is a litmus test to the embryonic democracy instituted some 14 years years ago.“I think I can say yes to holding the elections now, to avoid a constitutional crisis. But I also know there is a problem because the Ebola virus is still spreading and killing our people in our country,” Mrs. Sackie asserted.Mr. Morris Y. Fahnbuttu, 55, a former Secondary School history and geography instructor, said the timing of the current electoral process is unrealistic and counterproductive and will not produce any genuine political results.Mrs. Elizabeth Freeman Harris, 50, social and political commentator of Central Monrovia said an effective electoral process cannot be held in a volatile environment and in a deadly stressed country such as Liberia.“My dear brother, the current Ebola virus spread in our country has overwhelmed us and the entire nation,” Mrs. Harris asserted.Political scientist John B. Williams, Sr. said political interaction should be carried out in an enabling environment free of stigma, fear and suspicion at every level in any society such as Liberia’s, following 14 years of democracy.“Our current timing of the election process in our country is, from all indications, indeed counterproductive and unrealistic” Mr. Williams asserted.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more