Caribbean athletes sparkle at NCAA regionals

first_imgJamaicans showed the way as Caribbean athletes turned in strong performances during the regional indoor championships in the United States on the weekend.Christoff Bryan, Chrisann Gordon, Senoj-Jay Givans, and Rushelle Burton all won their respective disciplines at the Big 12 Championships at the Iowa State University.Christoff BryanIn addition Bahamians Devyne Charlton and Pedra Seymour took the top three places in the 60-metre hurdles at the Big 10 Conference Championships in Geneva, Ohio.Bryan, who attends Kansas State University, cleared 2.24 metres to win the men’s high jump over Trey Culver (2.21m) of Texas Tech and Oklahoma freshman Dean White (2.16m).Bryan’s compatriot Kansas State senior, Kimberley Williamson, was second in the women’s equivalent after clearing 1.82m, losing out to Texas Tech sophomore, Zarriea Willis, who also cleared 1.82m but won on the count back. Willis had clean rounds while Williamson failed once at 1.72m.Williamson’s teammate Nina Schultz cleared 1.77m for third.Meanwhile, University of Texas senior Chrisann Gordon won the 400m in 51.79s ahead of teammate Zola Golden, who took the silver in 52.11.Leticia De Souza of Baylor was third in 52.62s.The University of Texas senior Senoj-Jay Givans, easily won the 60-metre dash in 6.59 seconds ahead of Maxwell Willis of Baylor University, 6.67 and Malik Givens of Oklahoma State.In the women’s 60-metre hurdles, 2016 World Under-20 silver medalist Rushelle Burton claimed the Big 12 title with a smart run of 8.09 seconds..Shardia Lawrence continued her strong season with a 13.39m leap for second in the triple jump.last_img read more

Feeding South Florida Hosts Lauderhill Drive-Thru Food Distribution

first_imgPhoto credit: Feedingsouthflorida.org Feeding South Florida, in conjunction with Commissioner Denise D. Grant & the City of Lauderhill, invite those in need to the Drive-Thru Food Distribution at Lauderhill Sports Park (7500 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderhill, FL 33319), Thursday, April 30th, 2020 at 9:30 AM.The food will be distributed first come first serve while supplies last. Volunteers and community members will be adhering to the COVID-19 guidelines and therefore everyone should remain in their vehicle. Additional directions will be provided at the site.If you’re unable to get food on April 30, please visit feedingsouthflorida.org/covid19 for other locations and distribution information.For more information about Lauderhill’s Drive-Thru Distribution, please call 954-730-3080.The City of Lauderhill would like to thank the Commission, including:Mayor Ken ThurstonVice Mayor Howard BergerCommissioner M. Margaret BatesCommissioner Richard CampbellCommissioner Denise D. GrantThe City of Lauderhill would also like to thank the following community partners:Delta Sigma ThetaLauderhill Chamber of CommerceAlpha Phi AlphaLadjeley Marketing & Public RelationsWright EncouragementReggae Pon The GrilleUrban League of Broward CountyFrom The Inside-Out School of EtiquetteSunshine State Healthcare Solutionslast_img read more

Hospital At the Center of Jodian Fearon’s Death Not Registered to…

first_imgAndrews Memorial Hospital, the private hospital in Kingston which is at the center of Jodian Fearon’s death, is not among the 2020 list of registered private healthcare facilities in Jamaica, according to The Gleaner. “Registration is only valid for two years and general signals that an institution has met the minimum standards in areas such as physical environment, operation procedures, equipment, patient management and staffing”, said the Gleaner. Tufton has put the blame on years of inaction across political administrations in failing to revise outdated legislation and has shouldered some personal responsibility for not operationalising a new framework. The development comes following a probe into the operations of the hospital and the circumstances which led to the death of 23-year-old Jodian Fearon. The massive oversight signals that neither the private institutions nor the ministry of health has sought to ensure that all the relevant health acts, guidelines and laws were being adhered to. Investigations show that only four private hospitals are currently certified to operate under the 86-year-old Nursing Homes Registration Act (NHRA). The list excludes Andrews Memorial Hospital. Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton disclosed that he was “unaware” that Andrews Memorial Hospital was among the uncertified facilities. Fearon was admitted to the hospital while in labor but medics at the facility opted to transfer her, fearing that she was displaying symptoms of COVID-19. Two other hospitals- the University Hospital of the West Indies and the Victoria Jubilee Hospital denied accepting Fearon and she was later transferred to the Spanish Town Hospital. After giving birth, she allegedly died of heart failure. Under the NRHA, operating an unregistered facility is an offence that carries fines of up to $500,000 and prison time not exceeding three months. “I’ve asked the Standards and Regulation Division (of the health ministry) to use the Public Health Act to conduct appropriate levels of inspection where necessary. There are a number of privately operated institutions that have not even registered or applied for registration under the NRHA,” Tufton said. According to the report, Jamaican private hospitals are governed under the Nursing Homes Registration Act (NHRA) of 1934, which is separate from the National Health Services Act, which regulates public hospitals.last_img read more

STATS ATTACK

first_imgSpanish La Liga1 – Atletico Madrid and city rivals Real Madrid will meet for the first time at the Wanda Metropolitano while Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has really struggled with 1 league goal.3 – Atletico are one of 3 unbeaten sides in the league alongside Barcelona and Valencia4 – Atletico Madrid are winless in their last four home games in all competitions.7 – Atletico Madrid star man has struggled recently and has not scored in the last 7 games. Italian Serie A18 – Napoli’s 18-match unbeaten home run came to an end with a 4-2 loss to Manchester City and would be hoping to bounce back against AC Milan.24 – League leaders Napoli have a formidable record in recent times. They are unbeaten in the last 24 league matches. RelatedPremier League: Will Manchester City Keep It Tall Until the EndNovember 7, 2017In “England”Premier League Review (Saturday): United Edge Tottenham As City, Chelsea And Arsenal Win To Maintain Top Five PlacesOctober 29, 2017In “England”Premier League Review (Tuesday): United, Tottenham Experience Contrasting Fortunes In The Title RaceNovember 29, 2017In “England”center_img Ahead of the weekend’s league games, we take a look at the most important stats:English Premier League2 – Tottenham Hotspur have just two wins in 32 away games at Arsenal.3 – There have been 3 consecutive 1-1 draws between Arsenal and rivals Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium.5 – Tottenham striker Harry Kane has scored in 5 successive games against Arsenal.6 – Arsenal are winless in 6 North London Derbies against Tottenham Hotspur.8 – Manchester United have kept 8 clean sheets this season, which is the most of any team.10 – Arsenal have won 10 consecutive home games while Tottenham have the most wins away from home in 2017 (10).22 – Manchester United are undefeated in 22 home games dating back to the 2-1 loss to city rivals Manchester City last year.563 – Leading goalscorer Romelu Lukaku has not scored for Manchester United in his last 563 minutes in all competitions.2013 – Newcastle United last won away to Manchester United in 2013 thanks to a Yohan Cabaye goal.last_img read more

William Hill requests a 50% rent cut to offset potential FOBT losses

first_img Related Articles William Hill accelerates transformation agenda to overcome COVID realities August 5, 2020 SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Share Share Gamesys tops list for GambleAware Q1 donations July 10, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon In a bid to offset any potential revenue losses incurred through the Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) ruling, William Hill has requested that its landlords reduce its rents by 50 per cent.As reported by Property Week, an open letter was issued to 2,000 landlords across the country at the beginning of the month requesting the rent cuts, effective immediately. It comes as the bookmaker aims to avoid the closure of up to 900 of its 2,300 shops on the UK high street. “The change in regulations will mean that many shops will see costs rise significantly at a time when revenues will decline by in excess of 50 per cent in many cases,” the company wrote in the letter.“We are therefore asking all our landlords to help us maintain our position at William Hill as the leading gambling operator on the high street so that our shops can continue to offer a great service to our customers and help maintain the viability of our high streets.“We can’t afford to wait for things to happen as this will simply result in the creeping closure of more and more shops.”The new FOBT limits are set to come into play on 1 April, with the stakes slashed from £100 to £2. While a large portion of gambling has moved online and abroad for the operator, the terminals still constitute a considerable proportion of its revenues. The news comes as the bookmaker reported a turbulent year in 2018, with operating losses of £721 m. The operator announced that it had implemented the necessary adjustments for its retail offering to overcome the upcoming enforcement of £2 FOBTs stake limit.last_img read more

Intralot undertakes senior management overhaul as first act of recovery plan

first_img Intralot accelerates Nederlandse Loterij retail transformation July 29, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Share Share Submit Intralot strengthens U*BET offering with virtual sports addition August 6, 2020 Intralot enhances Malta games offering with E*SOCCER launch July 13, 2020 As anticipated Athens-listed gambling technology firm Intralot SPA has announced the first actions of its ‘group operating review’, moving to overhaul senior management within its operations, technology, digital and commercial departments.Publishing Intralot’s 2018 results last April, company Chairman and majority shareholder Sokratis Kokkalis sanctioned a ‘full scale operating review’, as Intralot recorded declines across all core business verticals – licensed operations, game management and technology contracts.Implementing a number of senior management changes, Intralot governance states that the firm requires a new structure ‘reflecting cost and operational optimisation’.Moving forward, Intralot commercial unit will be led by Maria Stergiou as Chief Sales & Operations Officer, responsible for the Group operational subsidiaries, the supervision of projects worldwide and Business Development, Bidding, and Sales.At an operational level, Intralot appoints Christos Dimitriadis as Chief Services & Delivery Officer, responsible for the integrated solution delivery and technical support of projects worldwide.The firm’s flagship lottery unit will be led by Fotis Konstantellos as Chief Lotteries Officer, responsible for the product and technical development and evolution of the LOTOS platform and the terminals of the lottery ecosystem.The update sees Intralot appoint Nicklas Zajdel as Chief Digital & Sports Betting Officer, responsible for the product and technical development and evolution of the INTRALOT Orion platform, the Trading Operations, and Digital products and services.In addition to the appointments, Intralot confirms that current Chief Technology Officer Argyrios Diamantis has further assumed the role of Senior Advisor to the Group Management for New Technologies and Innovation.All five executives will report directly Group Deputy CEO Nikos Nikolakopoulos, as Sokratis Kokkalis continues the firm’s strategic overhaul.last_img read more

Codere refreshes legacy brand to reflect new global identity

first_imgShare Share Mozzartbet sets sail in South America taking over Meridianbet Colombia July 22, 2020 Codere merges Italian fruit machine units forming CODWIN July 3, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Submit Codere secures €250m credit lifeline on aggressive interest rates  July 14, 2020 Spanish legacy gambling operator Grupo Codere SA has rebranded its entire corporate identity, seeking to reflect the firm’s ongoing transition as a global gambling enterprise.Last week, Group Chief Executive Vicente Di Loreto presented Codere’s new corporate logo and tagline ‘Contigo Cambiamos el Juego’ – ‘We Change the Game with You’.Updating stakeholders and the media, Di Loreto detailed that an identity refresh was needed to convey Codere as a unified global brand and modern digital entity.“This new identity is another step towards the globalization of our group and reflects a deeper ongoing transformation of our organization” Di Loreto detailed.“We want to transmit both internally and externally the values ​​that define us as a company, which differentiate our offer and collaborate with the improvement of the social perception of the activity of the game.”Di Loreto and corporate governance highlighted the significance of the corporate rebrand, marking 40-years of Codere history.The legacy operator redesigns its logo: simplifying it with a uniformed typology, and further abandons the background use of a ‘clover trefoil symbol’.Codere Group Marketing Director Angel Fernández added: “Our new brand is more recognizable, younger, using green and grey tones. We have eliminated the clover because it is associated as an old component that does not correspond to new games. The idea is that this renewed brand is gradually the only one under which our group operates.”last_img read more

Updated AML regulations to come into force in January says UKGC

first_img Share UKGC reaffirms commitment to making progress on tackling problem gambling June 29, 2020 Related Articles Share The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has confirmed that the updated Money Laundering Regulations, which will oversee the implementation of the EU 5th Money Laundering Directive, will come into force on 10 January 2020.The changes to the AML requirements will mean that all land-based and remote casino operators licensed by the UKGC must continue to carry out business reviews ‘and accordingly amending, their money laundering and terrorist financing risk assessments, as well as the associated policies, procedures and controls’.Alongside the EU 5th Money Laundering Directive, the UKGC will also publish the 5th edition of its guidance for remote and non-remote casinos on ‘The prevention of money laundering and combatting the financing of terrorism’, which will come into force immediately on publication.In a statement on its website, the UKGC said: “The Commission recognises that it takes time to implement changes and we will take that into account, but we expect to see that operators have acted promptly, invested appropriately (if technology is required to accommodate the changes) and implemented changes with the requisite urgency.”Under the new directive, all land-based and remote casino operators must invest appropriately in technology which will mitigate the risk of money laundering.In addition to this, casinos must implement ‘further requirements for enhanced customer due diligence measures for high-risk third countries, complex or unusually large transactions, and where there are unusual patterns of transactions, or the transactions have no apparent economic or legal purpose, as well as customers who are beneficiaries of life insurance policies or the customer is a third country national who has received citizenship in an EEA state in exchange for the transfer of capital, purchase of property, government bonds or investment in corporate entities in the EEA state.’ Gambling.com maintains momentum against COVID-19 impacts August 19, 2020 Winning Post: A tale of three reports for UK betting July 6, 2020 StumbleUpon Submitlast_img read more

CAFCL: Asante Kotoko to face Nigerian side Kano Pillars in preliminary round

first_imgKumasi Asante Kotoko have been drawn against Nigerian side, Kano Pillars in the preliminary round of the CAF Champions League.The Porcupine Warriors will play the first leg away in Nigeria before hosting the return leg in Kumasi at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.A victory will Kjetil Zachariassen’s men face the winner of the Hafia FC and ES Setif match.Asante Kotoko are returning to the CAF Champions League for the first time since 2015 where they exited the competition in the preliminary rounds after to a defeat to Algerian minnows, MC EL Eulma.The record Ghana Premier League winners reached the group stages of the CAF Confederations Cup last season, guided by former Black Stars captain, C. K. Akonnor.The former Wolfsburg captain then qualified the team for this season’s CAF Champions League after winning NC Special Competition.But the former Black Stars player was replaced by former Ashantigold coach, Zacharissen who is now faced with the difficult task of matching Akonnor’s achievements at KototoThe first leg will played from the 9th to the 11th of August, 2019 and the return leg from 23rd to 25th August, 2019.The date for the game between Kotoko and Kano Pillars will be officially communicated.last_img read more

Mane, Messi, Ronaldo up for UCL Player of the Year as UEFA announces nominees

first_img Source: UEFA.com UEFA has today announced the names of the players shortlisted for the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League positional awards.The awards will honour the best Goalkeeper, Defender, Midfielder and Forward from the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League season, and will be presented during the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League group stage draw in Monaco on Thursday 29 August.The jury comprised the coaches of the 32 clubs that participated in the group stage of the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League, together with 55 journalists from each of UEFA’s 55 member associations, and selected by the European Sports Media (ESM) group. Coaches were not allowed to vote for players from their own teams.Both coaches and journalists were requested to select a shortlist of three players in each category by allocating respectively five points, three points and one point to each of them.The final result was based on the total number of votes cast by the coaches and the journalists.The three players who received the most points overall in each positional category, in alphabetical order, are:GOALKEEPERS:Alisson Becker (Brazil – Liverpool FC)Hugo Lloris (France – Tottenham Hotspur FC)Marc-André ter Stegen (Germany – FC Barcelona)DEFENDERS:Trent Alexander-Arnold (England – Liverpool FC)Matthijs de Ligt (Netherlands – AFC Ajax, now Juventus)Virgil van Dijk (Netherlands – Liverpool FC)MIDFIELDERS:Frenkie de Jong (Netherlands – AFC Ajax, now FC Barcelona)Christian Eriksen (Denmark – Tottenham Hotspur FC)Jordan Henderson (England – Liverpool FC)FORWARDS:Sadio Mané (Senegal – Liverpool FC)Lionel Messi (Argentina – FC Barcelona)Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal – Juventus)UEFA has also announced the shortlist for the 2018/19 UEFA Europa League Player of the Season award, to be presented during the 2019/20 UEFA Europa League group stage draw, which will also take place in Monaco on Friday 30 August.The jury for this award was composed of the coaches of the 48 clubs which participated in the group stage of the 2018/19 UEFA Europa League, together with 55 journalists from the ESM group. The coaches were not allowed to vote for players from their own teams.Both coaches and journalists were requested to select a shortlist of three players by allocating respectively five points, three points and one point to each of them. The final result was based on the total number of votes cast by the coaches and the journalists.The three players who received the most points overall are:PLAYERS: Olivier Giroud (France – Chelsea FC)Eden Hazard (Belgium – Chelsea FC, now at Real Madrid CF)Luka Jović(Serbia – Eintracht Frankfurt, now at Real Madrid CF)last_img read more