Month: August 2020


first_imgSome of South Florida’s finest turned out at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Fort Lauderdale on April 29, for the second Protect The Children Gala.Presented by the Female Development World Organization (FDWO) and Kiwanis Club of Lauderhill, four persons were honored for tireless work tackling sexual child abuse.They are Pastor Marcus Davidson, who received the International Leadership Award; Juliet Murphy Roulhac, recipient of the Humanitarian Award and Barbara Weinstein who accepted the Protect the Children Freedom Award.Juliet Holness, wife of Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness and the evening’s keynote speaker, was the first recipient of the Dr. Rita Marley Ambassador Award.Roulhac, a Kingston-born attorney who has lived in South Florida since she was 15, said the recognition is gratifying.“This inspires us to keep on doing important work,” she told the audience.Holness is founder of the Save Our Boys And Girls Foundation, which helps educate and empower impoverished children in Jamaica.She lauded the FDWO’s efforts to reduce child abuse. For her, talking is not enough.“As my husband always says, implement, implement, implement. Over the years, successive governments have failed to implement,” said Holness.The function was well-attended. Guests included Rita Marley, widow of reggae legend Bob Marley; City of Miramar Mayor, Wayne Messam; Broward County Commissioner Dale Holness; and Franz Hall, Jamaica’s Consul General to Miami.last_img read more


first_imgJamaica’s Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett and Director of Tourism Donovan White were on hand to officially welcome Pegas Touristik and Nordwind Airlines’ new nonstop seasonal service between Moscow and Montego Bay, which began on October 26, 2018.The inaugural flight, carried 300 passengers and 17 crew.“The Jamaica Tourist Board’s global marketing strategy includes a strong digital focus on which has enabled the destination to penetrate new markets and further demand from BRIC countries,” said Tourism Director White. “As a result of a robust and aggressive digital push, Jamaica will be able to build on its successful growth strategy and tap new markets in the futurNordwind Airlines will fly into Montego Bay every ten days until May 2019. The Russian tourism market has been growing at a steady pace and Pegas Fly and its sister airline, Nordwind Airlines, have been growing their fleet and expanding their reach.With a focus to grow arrivals from Eastern Europe, the Ministry of Tourism has worked to create seamless travel for passengers between Russia and Jamaica.Earlier this year, government agreed to waive visa requirements for periods not exceeding 90 days per year to ensure thousands of new visitors can enjoy the beautiful island.last_img read more


first_imgLast June, Diego Costa claimed that “Antonio Conte has told me by message that I do not follow at Chelsea and that’s it. Conte said he did not count on me for next season”.In an exclusive interview with the Daily Mail on Monday, Costa explained further: “Why won’t they let me go if they don’t want me?”“In January, things happened with the coach. I was on the brink of renewing my contract and they put the brakes on it. I suspect the manager was behind it. He asked for that to happen.”“His ideas are very fixed and clear. I have seen the sort of person he is. He has his own opinion and that will not change.”Diego Costa, who was an integral part of Chelsea’s Premier League triumph last season, has now been fined by Chelsea and ordered to resume training. RelatedAntonio Conte: Diego Costa’s Chelsea Future Closed Since JanuaryJuly 21, 2017In “England”VIDEO: Watch Antonio Conte Wildly Laugh Off Diego Costa’s ClaimsAugust 18, 2017In “England”Diego Costa Vows He Will Not Return To Chelsea, Wants Atletico MoveAugust 17, 2017In “England” England and Arsenal legend, Ian Wright, has termed Diego Costa’s refusal to resume training at Chelsea as “disgraceful”.28-year-old Costa, who have been reportedly linked with a move back to Atletico Madrid, has failed to return to Stamford Bridge for the new season, after falling out with Chelsea boss, Antonio Conte.Speaking to the BBC radio, Ian Wright said: “It’s disgraceful the way he is behaving,”.“I don’t understand how players can get away with that behaviour,”“Surely he’s got to come back here, so if the manager changes his mind he’s there. He’s earning a fortune at Chelsea. Can Atletico Madrid even afford him?”last_img read more


first_imgTop seeds Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have booked their spots in the last four at the ongoing Shanghai Masters after respective wins in the quarterfinal.World number one Nadal saw off Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria 6-4 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 for his 15th straight win and will next face fourth seed Marin Cilic for a place in the final.The Nadal-Federer final is still a possibility after tennis legend Roger Federer defeated Frenchman Richard Gasquet 7-5 6-4.  He will face injury doubt Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina in the last four.Del Potro overcame a wrist injury to beat Viktor Troicki 4-6 6-1 6-4 and it was revealed afterwards that he suffered a “wrist contusion” but a decision on whether he will go ahead to face Federer will be made on Saturday morning.RelatedShanghai Masters: Nadal, Federer Through To QuartersOctober 12, 2017In “Sports”Shanghai Masters Final: Nadal, Federer To Renew RivalryOctober 15, 2017In “Sports”SW19 Day 7 Recap (Men’s Singles): Top Stars Federer, Nadal And Djokovic Untroubled In Respective Fourth Round ClashesJuly 10, 2018In “Sports”last_img read more


first_img Submit StumbleUpon Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Related Articles Share Share Simon Noy – KambiSports betting platform provider Kambi is pulling no punches for this weekend’s mega fight between Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather vs ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor (Saturday 26 August).Kambi specialist in ‘tier 1’ bookmaker provisions, has detailed that it will have the most comprehensive betting market inventory for the Las Vegas fight which is has broken wagering levels for combat sports.In the build-up to the fight, Kambi has released pre-fight markets with more than 100 different offers currently available across its client platforms of Mr Green, Unibet, 888Sport and LeoVegas.Furthermore, during fight night Kambi will trade a wide variety of markets in-play, including a range of instant betting offers, which enable customers to place a bet and have it settled within a 60-second window.Speaking to SBC, Kambi Head of In-Play, Simon Noy, said instant betting had become one of the award-winning supplier’s fastest growing markets, particularly among high-value customers.“Since first launching the offer for the 2014 football World Cup, instant betting has become one of our most popular markets, especially across football and tennis where we see high VIP engagement and we are now seeing that interest spread to other sports, such as boxing,” Simon Noy, Kambi Head of In-Play, said.“Punters are increasingly seeking a more casino-style sports betting experience and, thanks to the excellence in Kambi’s supply chain, from data to tools, models, and traders, we are able to meet this demand through the offer of these rapid-fire markets,” he added.Kambi first offered instant betting in boxing back in 2015 for Mayweather’s fight versus Manny Pacquiao, and has since extended the offer to include ‘Fight to end in next minute’._________________________ Kambi and DraftKings agree on final closure terms July 24, 2020 Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity  July 28, 2020last_img read more


first_img StumbleUpon Share Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020 Submit Slot developer Pragmatic Play has continued its portfolio expansion by reaching an agreement with Bethard Group.This will see the digital casino games provider roll out its 80 plus slot titles, following recent similar deals with GVC and GAMEIOM – which allowed them to reach tier one operators Ladbrokes Coral and BetVictor.Yossi Barzely, Head of Business Development at Pragmatic Play, commented:  “Bethard is one of the industry’s most attractive operators, and we are delighted to have signed an agreement to offer our leading selection of titles to its players.“Our games are among the top performers with all of our partners, built on our commitment to innovate game mechanics and immersive design.“I am certain they will prove just as popular with Bethard’s customers.”Bjønar Heggernes, Casino Manager at Bethard, said:  “A winner is always one step ahead and is looking for that edge.“That’s why we are excited to bring the highly rated Pragmatic Play games into the Bethard portfolio.“Not only does it give our players the best casino experience, it makes our players the real winners.”Pragmatic Play, who release two new games per month, now have their games library, which include recent released Queen of Gold, Pixie Wings and Jurassic Giants, available to Bethard customers. Share GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Related Articles GVC responds to ‘press speculation’ on former Turkish business   July 30, 2020last_img read more


first_img StumbleUpon Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 Submit SBC Awards: The key to an effective submission August 28, 2020 Share Related Articles Share Sportradar Founder and CEO Carsten Koerl, Sportingbet Founder Mark Blandford and Howard Chisholm, Managing Director of Chisholm Bookmakers, will be joined by three new Hall of Fame inductees at this year’s SBC Awards on Tuesday 5 December. The fourth edition of this event, designed to recognise excellence across the sports betting industry, is being held at the stunning Artillery Garden at the HAC in Central London. The SBC Sports Betting Hall of Fame was launched at last year’s SBC Awards to acknowledge outstanding individual achievements within the industry. Koerl, Blandford and Chisholm were recognised for playing a prominent role in the public’s awareness and appreciation of sports betting, while displaying innovation either by improving an industry process or bringing a new product to market.Since 2001, Koerl has overseen Sportradar’s growth into a global leader for delivering data. Prior to founding the company, which operates successful sports betting subsidiary Betradar, he led bwin through a successful public listing on the Vienna stock market.Mark Blandford is now a venture capital investor and the Chairman for sportsbook solution provider FSB Technology. However, he made his name in the industry by founding Sportingbet in 1997, a successful online gambling operator now owned by GVC Holdings.Meanwhile, Howard Chisholm has grown the family bookmaking business from 10 shops to 47 in the North East of England. He is also one of the founders and a director of the Bookmakers Technology Consortium (BTC), a not-for-profit cooperative which represents 50 companies and over 500 shops.Blandford said: “Given that so many elements of the sports betting value chain come into consideration for this awards ceremony, I was extremely humbled to be recognised for my contribution to the industry. I am looking forward to welcoming the newest additions to the SBC Sports Betting Hall of Fame and celebrating with the prize winners for 2017.”For more information on the SBC Sports Betting Hall of Fame, click HERE.In addition to inducting three new Hall of Fame members, the #sbcawards2017 has been expanded to recognise excellence across all areas of sports betting in 2017, with 28 prizes split into 11 Operator/Affiliate awards and 17 Supplier awards. For a full list of the nominated companies in each category, click HERE.Presenting the Christmas themed end of year celebration will be former Sky Sports presenter Matt Lorenzo and Luis Garcia, a UEFA Champions League winner with Liverpool in 2004/05 who now serves as an official ambassador for the Anfield based club.Anyone wishing to book a table to celebrate an outstanding year for the sports betting industry, email [email protected] for more information.last_img read more


first_img Share Submit Related Articles Share Oddschecker has launched the second consecutive Cheltenham Traders Tipping League, expanding this year’s tournament to 11 operators.Last year’s tournament was dominated by Coral, who ran out comprehensive winners with 141.5pts of profit, it meant that if you had staked £10 on each tip provided by the bookie, you would have ended the festival with £1415 profit.The odds comparison site has detailed out the rules for the second operator competition:·         Each trader is given 10 points per day to assign to any race or any horse (min 1pt, max 5pts).·         The trading team must back at least two horses a day.·         Each team has 20pts for ante-post tips (min 1pt, max 10pts).·         Best odds are taken from Oddschecker when tips are sent in.The selections can be seen in full below, but here are the Traders’ most fancied ante-post horses:1. Tiger Roll (Cross Country Chase) – 9/12. Saint Calvados (Arkle Chase) – 6/13. Native River (Gold Cup) – 13/24. Next Destination (Ballymore Novices Hurdle) – 6/15. Melon (Champion Hurdle) – 20/16. Sharjah (Supreme Novices Hurdle) – 20/17. We Have A Dream (Triumph Hurdle) – 9/18. Acey Milan (Champion Bumper) – 10/19. Bacardy’s (Stayers Hurdle) – 14/110. Morning Assembly (Kim Muir Handicap Chase) – 25/1Coral (2017 Champions):Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle: Mitchouka 16/1 – 2pt e/wChampion Bumper: Acey Milan 10/1 – 2pt e/wStayers Hurdle: Supasundae 4/1 – 4pt win Mares Novices: Marias Benefit 6/1 – 2pt e/wGold Cup: Native River 13/2 – 4pt winBet365:Stayers Hurdle: Bacardys 14/1 – 6pt winTriumph Hurdle: We Have A Dream 9/1 – 8pt winGold Cup: Native River 13/2 – 6pt winBetfair:National Hunt Chase: No Comment 25/1 – 2pt winFred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle: Night of Glory 33/1 – 4pt winCross Country: Tiger Roll 8/1 – 5pt winPertemps Handicap Hurdle Final: Louis Vac Pouch 10/1 – 3pt winStayers Hurdle: Wholestone 16/1 – 4pt winBrown Advisory: Tully East 10/1 – 2pt winBetfred:Ballymore Novices Hurdle: Next Destination 7/1 – 3pt e/wArkle Chase: Saint Calvados 6/1 – 3pt e/wRSA Chase: Bonbon Au Miel 50/1 – 1pt e/wCross Country: Tiger Roll 9/1 – 3pt e/wBetVictor:Supreme Novices Hurdle: Sharjah 20/1 – 4pt e/wChampion Hurdle: Melon 20/1 – 4pt e/wQueen Mother Champion Chase: Min 7/2 – 4pt winBetway:Supreme Novices Hurdle: First Flow 33/1 – 2pt e/wArkle Chase: Saint Calvados 6/1 – 4pt winMares Hurdle: Verdana Blue 20/1 – 1pt e/wBallymore Novices Hurdle: Kilbricken Storm 33/1 – 1pt e/wChampion Bumper: Acey Milan 10/1 – 2pt winTriumph Hurdle: Redicean 11/2 – 2pt winAlbert Bartlett: Kilbricken Storm 33/1 – 1pt e/wGold Cup: Minella Rocco 25/1 – 1pt e/wBlack Type:National Hunt chase: Elegant Escape 10/1 – 2pt win Close Brothers Novice Handicap Chase: Adrien du Pont 20/1 – 2pt e/wCross Country Chase: Tiger Roll 9/1 – 1pt winRSA Chase: Monalee 4/1 – 3pt win & Shattered Love 16/1 – 1pt e/wJLT Novices Chase: Invitation Only – 1pt winCounty Hurdle: Hunters Call 12/1 – 2 e/w & Global Citizen 20/1 – 1pt winAlbert Bartlett Novices Hurdle: Santini 8/1 – 1pt win & Cracking Smart 13/2 – 1pt winLadbrokes:Supreme Novices Hurdle: Slate House 50/1 – 2pt e/wBallymore Novices Hurdle: Black Op 16/1 – 2pt e/wFred Winter Juvenile Handicap: Style De Garde 16/1 – 2pt e/wKim Muir Handicap Chase: Morning Assembly 33/1 – 3pt e/wGold Cup: Our Duke 14/1 – 2pt winPaddy Power:Ultima Handicap Chase: The Storyteller 20/1 – 2pt winClose Brothers Handicap Chase: Movewiththetimes 10/1 – 3pt winBallymore Novices Hurdle: Next Destination 7/1 – 4pt winCross Country Chase: Tiger Roll 7/1 – 5pt winFred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle: Doctor Bartolo 20/1 – 2pt winStayers Hurdle: Yanworth 7/1 – 4pt winSky Bet:Supreme Novices Hurdle: Paloma Blue 16/1 – 3pt winClose Brothers Novice Handicap Chase: De Plotting Shed 12/1 – 4pt winCoral Cup: Le Breuil 20/1 – 3pt winMares Novices Hurdle: Countister 12/1 – 3pt winAlbert Bartlett Novices Hurdle: White Moon 40/1 – 2pt winMartin Pipe Handicap Hurdle: Spiritofthegames 33/1 – 2pt winGrand Annual: Theinval 12/1 – 3pt winWilliam Hill:Arkle Chase: Saint Calvados 6/1 – 3pt winChampion Hurdle: John Constable (without Buveur D’Air) 33/1 – 1pt e/wChampion Bumper: Blackbow 6/1 – 4pt winJLT Novices Chase: Modus 12/1 – 1pt e/wRyanair Chase: Cloudy Dream 16/1 – 1pt e/wGold Cup: Road To Respect 10/1 – 1pt e/wFoxhunters Chase: Minella For Value 33/1 – 1pt e/w StumbleUpon Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Betfred counters Oppenheimer bid in race to rescue Phumelela August 26, 2020 ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020last_img read more


first_imgShare Mateusz Juroszek – Non-stop STS will expand amid industry disruptions August 12, 2020 Submit Share MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 Related Articles Catena lauds ‘record’ Q2 as casino drives performance August 19, 2020 Catena Media has announced a strengthening of its financial services, with the acquisition of all affiliate assets in German financial lead generator, BrokerDeal.de.With an expected total acquisition cost of €3.6m, the initial purchase consideration will see an upfront payment of €1.2m, of which €840,000 will be made in cash and the remaining €360,000 sum in newly issued Catena shares. Based on revenue performance over a two year period, a maximum acquisition cost could be €4.8m, with the statement detailing: “In a reasonably anticipated scenario, with a total earn-out payment of EUR 2.4 million, the sellers would need to generate revenue growth of between 25 and 80 percent during the period. Up to 30 percent of the earn-out may be paid with shares in Catena Media plc.”Henrik Persson Ekdahl, Acting CEO of Catena Media, commented: “This acquisition is of strategic importance to Catena Media. In November last year, we took the first step in entering a new vertical – the financial services market. “Since then, we have acquired assets and staffed up our organisation. We are now in a position to speed up this strategic initiative, and the acquisition of BrokerDeal.de demonstrates that this is happening right now.”Strengthening it’s affiliate position within Germany through this deal, Catena states that BrokerDeal.de currently generates quarterly sales in the region of €300,000, as well as being considered “one of the top-five sites in financial services in Germany”.With a focus on large scale private investors, it compliments the Catena acquisition of the affiliate assets of Beyondbits Media, which included Aktiendepot.com and Qomparo.de, among other sites. Ekdahl added: “I’m proud to welcome BrokerDeal.de to the Catena Media family and I’m very glad that Michael Hinterleitner, MD of BrokerDeal.de, has decided to remain with the company following the acquisition. I believe this constitutes a solid foundation for continued growth and profitability.” StumbleUponlast_img read more


first_img Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 Share FTSE-listed gambling group GVC Holdings has announced that its proprietary US sports betting platform operated by Stadium Technology Group (“Stadium”) will power the first single-game wagers accepted within the state of Delaware.Delaware is set to become the first US state to launch single-game sports betting provisions, which will be permitted within the state’s three licensed casinos – Delaware Park, Dover Downs and Harrington Raceway.Under its current gambling framework, Delaware has pre-existing regulations for parlay-betting (US pool wagers).Pushing forward with a sports betting mandate, Delaware’s governor John Carney has expanded the state’s existing betting laws to cover single-sports betting events.To date, GVC’s proprietary Stadium software has been utilised by Delaware casinos as lead betting systems. Furthermore, Stadium details that it has the capability to rollout to the other 100+ licensed locations extending GVC presence within an open US market.GVC’s Director of Development and Corporate Strategy, Adam Greenblatt stated: “We are delighted to be up-and-running as the first – and currently only – provider with a market-ready solution for our partners in the new regulatory environment. As legislation evolves in the post-PASPA world, having the capability and flexibility to be able to get to market fast, with proven and compliant technology, is a key advantage for us.“This small but important step on the pathway of regulatory reform in the US sports betting and iGaming market shows the preparedness of GVC to take an active part in the development of the sector. We believe the Group’s proprietary, omni-channel technology coupled with our extensive US and international operating experience and trading expertise, positions us for long-term success.” StumbleUpon GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 Submit Related Articles Sharelast_img read more

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