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SBA and City of Miami Enter Strategic Agreement

first_imgThe U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will sign a Strategic Alliance Memorandum (SAM) with the City of Miami on Thursday, September 6th at 12:00 pm. The SAM signing will take place at Smart Bites, a small business located at 791 NW 20th St. in the heart of one of Miami’s commercial corridors.The purpose of this SAM signing is to foster small business development and growth amongst Miami’s vast entrepreneurial network. SBA Regional Administrator Ashley D. Bell will be joined by the Mayor of Miami, Francis Suarez, to create a two-year partnership.last_img read more

Minister Ed Bartlett addresses Godfrey Stewart Foundation fund raising in Miramar

first_imgThe third annual Godfrey Stewart Foundation and Dinner Dance was held earlier this month at the Miramar Multi-Complex Civic Center with Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Ed Bartlett, the keynote speaker.A cheque for $4,000 was presented by the past student’s association to principal of Godfrey Stewart High School, Emily Lawrence-Ricketts. The funds will go to the Westmoreland school’s breakfast program which the Foundation has funded for the past three years.The funds were raised from three events staged by the Foundation — a cookout in The Bahamas, a raffle/fish fry at C&S Caribbean Restaurant and Grocery in Pembroke Pines and the dinner/dance.Bartlett, who is from Westmoreland parish in Jamaica, spoke about the importance of Jamaicans living in the Diaspora giving back to their communities in Jamaica. A sound education, he stressed, is critical to a child’s development.Located in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland parish’s chief town, Godfrey Stewart High School was founded in 1963. Over the years, it has been upgraded from a junior secondary and comprehensive high school to high school in 2000.last_img read more

Four killed as heavy rains pound Haiti

first_imgPORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, CMC – At least four people have died and several others missing after heavy torrential rains caused widespread flooding in Haiti over the last four days, the Directorate of Civil Protection (DPC) has reported.It said that the rains had caused floods and significant damage mainly in the west of the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country.According to the DPC, preliminary reports indicate that two people were killed in Cité Soleil: one person died in Carrefour, where three others were injured and three others missing while in Cabaret one person died and another is reported missing during the heavy rains that have been falling since Tuesday.The authorities said that at cattle had also been washed away in Cité Soleil while the Town Hall of Carrefour is reporting that at least 17 houses.Several roads and bridges were also reported to be damaged.The DPC said that in conjunction with other stakeholders, preparations are being made to provide relief to members of the population and that kits from the National Emergency Operation Center (COUN) are being sent to the communes for distribution.The DPC said it was urging residents, especially those in areas at risk of flooding and landslides, to stay away from the watercourses and not to cross under any circumstances, the rivers being affected by the floods.“Those living on mountainsides, on unstable terrain, already flooded with water and in flood-prone areas must evacuate for their safety,” it added.last_img read more

Miami Gardens Announces Re-opening of Barber Shops, Hair Salons and Nail…

first_imgCustomers are encouraged to use credit/debit cards or Paypal/Venmo/CashApp for payment of services. Work stations should be separated by at least six feet and if they can’t, there must be a plexiglass barrier between salon chairs. The use of face shields is required for face-to-face services, employees must wear protective gloves and wear a single-use lab-coat or protective gown. All equipment, chairs, and tables used by an employee must be sanitized between clients. All nail station items must either be new or cleaned and disinfected. Customers are not allowed to wait in the store. Businesses must limit the number of customers in-store to ONE person PER SERVICE. Employees at those businesses must follow CDC guidelines like using disposable materials and supplies, only accepting appointments (NO Walk-in customers) and giving hand sanitizer to customers.center_img All employees and customers must follow social distancing guidelines, and wear face masks and employees must get their temperatures checked before work. Effective Wednesday, May 27, 2020 the City of Miami Gardens will officially authorize Barber Shops, Hair Salons and Nail Shops to re-open with operational conditions. Mayor Oliver Gilbert outlined the list of guidelines that businesses are to adhere to. Businesses may open sooner if they are able to operate within the listed guidelines. Watch the entire video message from Mayor Gilbert outlining all the rules below:last_img read more

Nigeria Athletes Set To Miss World Athletics Championship

first_imgWriter: Kingsley OyeroRelated2017 IAAF World Championships: Track Queen Okagbare Headlines 14-man ListJuly 26, 2017In “Sports”World Athletics Championships: Home based Athletes Finally Issued VisasAugust 3, 2017In “Sports”Doha 2019: MoS Inaugurates Committee To Review “Abysmal Performance of Team Nigeria”October 21, 2019In “Athletics” As the world anticipate Usain Bolt’s swansong at the IAAF World Championship that starts on Friday, another drama is unfolding in the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), as athletes that qualified for the competition are stranded in Nigeria, while officials of the federation are already in London.18 Nigeria athletes qualified for the Championship, but only former African champion Blessing Okagbare, Tobiloba Amusan and four other athletes are already in London.Meanwhile, AFN President, Ibrahim Gusau, AFN VP and Gen Sec alongside other officials are already in London, while unconfirmed reports states that the minister of Sport Solomon Dalung is also in London.Athletes Jennifer Madu, Ese Brume, Patience Okon-George and Onome Nathaniel are expected to join their colleagues later today.Meanwhile, Yinka Ajayi, Nathaniel Samson and Onome Nathaniel have been seen training at the Gateway stadium, Sagamu hours before the start of the Championship, while other athletes are still in Abuja waiting for a response from the UK embassy.The 2017 IAAF World Championships is scheduled to be held from 4 to 13 August 2017 in London, United Kingdom.This championship is to be sprinter Usain Bolt’s and distance runner Mo Farah’s last.last_img read more

Gibraltar Government appoints Andrew Lyman as Gambling Regulatory lead

first_img Submit Share Liverpool FC in agency dispute over £15m BetVictor sponsorship June 9, 2020 StumbleUpon Andrew LymanThe Government of Gibraltar has confirmed the appointment of Andrew Lyman as its new Executive Director & Head of Gambling.Lyman who currently serves as Director of Group Regulatory Affairs for William Hill Plc is expected to take over the executive role in January 2018, replacing current incumbent Philip Brear who will serve as an advisor to the government of Gibraltar.An industry veteran specialising in leadership advisory, public affairs and regulations,  Lyman will lead Gibraltar’s regulatory guidance and stakeholder relationships as the British Overseas Territory prepares to introduce new industry policies, following its reform of the ‘Gibraltar 2016 Gambling Act’.Confirming the appointment of Lyman, Albert Isola, Minister with responsibility for Gambling in Gibraltar said: “Andrew is very well known in the industry, here in the UK and further afield, as an authoritative voice on policy, regulation, public affairs and the operation and development of all aspects of remote and non-remote gambling.“Gibraltar remains committed to supporting the gaming community and to providing the very best in remote and all other gambling services, safely and securely, and Andrew’s appointment reflects this commitment and determination to remain best in class.” Mansion orders Playtech sports betting upgrade for casino properties June 5, 2020 Share Related Articles BetVictor terminates its Isthmian amateur football profile April 15, 2020last_img read more

PDC hits the spot with Sportradar extension

first_img Related Articles Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Submit David Lampitt, Sportradar: F1 presents betting’s most sizeable opportunity August 14, 2020 Share Share StumbleUpon Sportradar combats social media abuse with player protection solution August 17, 2020 The Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) and long standing partners Sportradar has announced an extension to its relationship.Through their “multi-faceted cooperation,” Sportradar is to continue in its role as official data and live media rights partner to the year’s biggest competitions. David Lampitt, MD at Sportradar, said: “The PDC is an ambitious organisation and their appetite for innovation matches our own. Darts continues to see phenomenal growth with a compelling World Championships further evidence of the scale of the sports attraction driven by the team at the PDC. “We are proud of the role we have played in supporting that strong growth and we are excited about continuing to work with the team at the PDC to bring the best quality official darts content to our clients around the world.”Sportradar, who has worked with the PDC since 2011, is to see its official data partnership renewed across all events for a further five years, stretching to the end of 2022.This will see the firm distribute official data to the betting industry exclusively, while distributing data to the media industry on a non-exclusive basis.In addition Sportradar is to also hold exclusive live rights for over 700 matches each year, extending that deal by a further four years, which will also see its culmination at the end of 2022.Amongst the matches featured from the PDC, which boasts an £11m prize pot on its global circuit,  are a selection spread across the World Series of Darts (WSOD) and the European Tour (ET).Matt Porter, PDC Chief Executive, added: “This year’s PDC World Championship witnessed a significant changing of the guard but we are excited with the continuity of our partnership with Sportradar. “They have been by our side for over six years and we are delighted they will be with us for at least the next five. They get what we are trying to do as an organisation and as a sport, and we are delighted that we can continue working together, delivering more great content and insights to our increasing fan base around the world.”last_img read more

Kane keeps firing to delight of fantasy managers

first_imgShare Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 Submit ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 Liverpool and Manchester City served up a thriller in the latest wave of Premier League fixtures, a round which has seen Constantinos Pinillos strengthen his place at the summit of the SBC League of Legends.The trader at Greek firm OPAP, who rose to top spot during the hectic Christmas period, thundered along to 92 points in gameweek 23, with a number of huge scores littered throughout the league. Top scoring was captain Harry Kane, a common feature throughout with the Spurs striker selected by almost 50% of overall players, who saw his two goal salvo earn 13 points, duly doubled to 26.Backing him up was Marko Arnautovic, who registered one goal and two assists during West Ham’s impressive 4-1 victory at Huddersfield Town, notching 16 points in the process. Heung-Min Son (13 points) and Mohamed Salah (11) the other two individuals to reach double figures for Pinillos’ side.Press Association journalist Tony Kelshaw is another who had an impressive outing, scoring 85 points and sneaking his way into tenth in the overall standings in the process. The usual suspects of Kane (captain 26), Son (13) and Arnautovic (16), backed up by Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso, with the highest scoring defender overall adding eight points to his total, and Abdoulaye Doucoure, who scored again on his way to nine points.Amongst the plethora of impressive scores, it was Lewis Watson, languishing in 72nd place, who secured this week’s highest score. Again it was the trio of captain Kane (26), Son (13) and Arnautovic (16) who were highly instrumental, with the Liverpool duo of Salah (11) and Roberto Firmino (8) chipping in as they ended Manchester City’s long unbeaten run.The next round of Premier League fixtures gets underway on Saturday afternoon (January 20), with Chelsea facing a tricky trip to Brighton. Manchester United also have a potential banana skin to navigate, travelling to Burnley for a 3 o’clock kick off, before Manchester City look to bounce back at home Newcastle in the evening’s encounter.Spurs travel to Southampton in Sunday’s (January 21) only game, before the gameweek wraps up with Swansea hosting Liverpool on Monday night (January 22). Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season  August 21, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Sharelast_img read more

Repeat Performance! Accuscore seeks to out forecast Goldman Sachs at Russia 2018

first_img Belgian Pro League live betting streaming deal for Stats Perform August 21, 2020 MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 Submit Related Articles Share StumbleUpon Share Brazil appoints agencies to accelerate Sports Betting launch August 21, 2020 Tuomas KanervalaSports forecasting software Accuscore seeks to repeat its World Cup 2014 success, outperforming financial powerhouse Goldman Sachs in predicting Russia 2018’s match outcomes, individual team performances and eventual winners.Keeping up traditions, this week Goldman Sachs the world’s leading investment bank released its World Cup Russia 2018 forecast, which has been developed internally by its analysts running ‘200,000 models and over 1 million simulations’.Presenting its results Goldman Sachs believes that Russia 2018, will be won by pre-market favourites Brazil (4/1), who are set to meet Germany 9/2 second favourites in the final (15-July Moscow).However, California-based Accuscore believes that Goldman Sachs is being too conservative in their forecasting of Russia 2018 models, favouring pre-tournament pricings over tournament conditions.Accuscore, whose sports forecasting and predictive analysis has been used by a number of tier1 bookmakers, media owners and sports leagues believes that Russia 2018 will favour South American teams.However, whilst Accuscore forecasting predicts that Brazil will make the final, the company believes that Argentina, a team predicted to ‘significantly underperform’ by Goldman Sachs will be the World Cup 2018 winners.“It is no surprise Argentina and Brazil are the most likely winners according to Accuscore 2018 FIFA World Cup simulations. Both have a lot to prove after the last World Cup and at the moment Argentina is just a slighly better option. The Germans, of course, have their say and will be right up there to challenge Argentina on the way. This time around it is the Argentinians who prevail and then it’s a complete coin toss against Brazil in the final.” Accuscore details in its Russia 2018 forecastAccuscore’s Russia 2018 models have been backed by CEO & Founder Tuomas Kanervala, who points to the firm’s winning performance during Brazil 2014, in which Accuscore outperformed Goldman Sachs in picking group qualifiers (Accuscore 10 – Goldman 9) and the eventual winner Germany.” We are very happy to work with many leading media houses and betting operators to provide their customers with additional info for the biggest sport event of the year. Even though the marketplace is crowded with all kind of predictions, we are confident that our good track record from last World Cup as well as high prediction accuracy of domestic football leagues during past seasons continues to the World Cup.”last_img read more

Videoslots joins the Swish Swedish market assault

first_img StumbleUpon Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Swish has secured its third high-profile gaming client in a little over a month after striking a deal with Videoslots.com for the online casino operator’s Swedish players.The deal, which follows similar agreements with both LeoVegas and Mr Green, will help Malta-based Videoslots to strengthen its position within the re-regulated Swedish market. Following this re-regulation of the Swedish gambling market, which came into force on 1 January 2019, Videoslots said that it has been working closely with banks and local payment services, with this deal the latest step in that process.Swish, launched seven years ago in cooperation with the Central Bank of Sweden, is currently the favoured payment service in Sweden with 6.7 million active users and 180,000 connected businesses. The mobile payment system works via a smartphone application, through which the user’s phone number is connected to their bank account.Alexander Stevendahl, CEO at Videoslots.com, said: “Swish is Sweden’s most popular payment method, and it will help us cater to even more players in a fast and cost effective manner. “We’re always looking for ways to grow our customer base and brand by making depositing quick and simple, and this integration will help us do exactly that.” Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Share Related Articles Submit LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

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