Month: August 2020

Month: August 2020

first_imgA contestant in the Miss Sailfish Regatta Bikini Contest is facing a battery charge after clouting a fellow contestant in the head with her high heel shoes.The suspect, Erica Mize, 24, was busted after she hit a 23-year-old with her shoe once the contest was over.Mize originally told a detective that the other contestant told her she was going to ‘beat her” Mize also claimed her shoe only hit the woman when she was yanked to the ground by the arm.However, the other woman had a different story to tell, saying Mize told her “you should go to the gyno because you’re in for a rude awakening.”Mize’s ex-boyfriend is the current boyfriend of the alleged victim.When the woman went to talk to Mize after the contest, she nailed her in the head with the high heel.Mize was charged with battery and received a notice to appear in court.last_img read more


Month: August 2020

first_imgFor those who have seen the much-touted Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Black Panther movie, M’Baku, will be familiar to them. For those who have not, get ready to pay close attention to this character. M’Baku, or the rebellious ruler of the Jabari tribe and the movie’s villain, is played by none other than 6′ 5”, Tobago-born actor, Winston Duke. Left Tobago at age-9Duke, 31, is the first cousin of Tobagonian Watson Duke and was born in Argyle, Trinidad & Tobago. His mother owned her own restaurant when he was a kid, while juggling a government job onthe island. At age 9, his mom sold all their belongings and headed to Brooklyn, New York with him and his sister, who pursued her dream of becoming a doctor. Young Winston graduated from Brighton High School in Rochester, New York in 2004 and started acting in theater productions for Portland Stage Company and Yale Repertory Theatre. At Yale, he befriended fellow actor Lupita Nyong’o, with whom he now stars in Black Panther and participated in Folks, an acting club started by another Black Panther co-star, Angela Bassett. Duke went on to get roles on several television shows, including ‘Modern Family,’ ‘Law & Order: SVU,’ ‘Person of Interest,’ and ‘The Messengers.’ He even returned to his native Trinidad & Tobago in 2012 for the theatre production of ‘An Echo in the Bone,’ directed by fellow Yale alumna Timmia Hearn Feldman and starred alongside actress Taromi Lourdes Joseph.Related: Caribbean born actors get rave reviews in Black Panther performanceFirst big screen roleBut Black Panther marks his first foray onto the big screen. “This is a lot more than I could have ever expected, especially for my first role,” he told Vanity Fair. And Duke didn’t just read the script to get a sense of his character; he was instrumental in shaping M’Baku.He is the one who came up with the idea of his character’s hilarious habit of grunting when he wanted to silence someone, and he conducted his own research to set his tribe apart from the rest of the Wakandans.  “I worked on Nigerian and Nigerian Igbo influences, trying to develop a different kind of culture of call and response and vocality that was different than the rest of Wakanda, for the Jabari. We worked on just having the presence – something that was different, but still felt cohesive because of its variety,” he told GQ.  People looks on him longerAnd now Duke tells Vanity Fair that he can already feel his old life changing as pedestrians look at him just a little bit longer when he’s on the street.  “My life is changing,” he says calmly. “I’m becoming a lot more watched, and I can tell.”Next up for this Tobago boy – ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and he plants to take his code of work and apply it to other films.last_img read more


Month: August 2020

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Apr 2, CMC – The Trinidad-based Caribbean Airlines (CAL) Tuesday announced it would begin a non-stop service from Barbados to Jamaica from April 15 subject to government approval.The airline said that it would carry out the service every Monday and Friday between the two destinations“The launch of this twice weekly non-stop service between Kingston and Barbados, subject to government approval, is in direct response to feedback from our valued customers. The airline business is about providing a service that our customers want and this flight, is a welcome addition to our network, to serve their needs,” said CAL’s chief executive officer, Garvin Medera.He said Caribbean Airlines is improving the reach and efficiency of its network, ensuring that it has strong connectivity within the Caribbean and “we also continue to develop more alliances with industry partners for travel outside the region”.The chief executive officer of the Barbados Tourism Marketing, William “Billy” Griffith said Bridgetown is “looking forward to the additional 300 seats that this new Caribbean Airlines service from Jamaica will bring.“In 2018, we had over 9,000 arrivals from Jamaica, up 2.2 per cent over 2017,” he said, adding that “this demonstrates this market’s potential for growth, and with a strong marketing programme and Barbados’ well-packed annual calendar of events, we have high hopes for significant business from the island”.CAL said that the once approval is given by the government, the flights will depart Kingston every Monday and Friday at 2.50 p.m (local time), arriving in Barbados at 6.25 p.m (local time).It said the flight will then depart non-stop to Kingston at 7.25 p.m.last_img read more


Month: August 2020

first_imgTwo goals in two matches on Sunday night marked the opening of the much-anticipated UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 in the Netherlands.Amidst so much pomp and splendour, a Netherlands women’s record crowd of 21,732 witnessed as the hosts opened their campaign with a deserved 1-0 victory over Norway.And it was Shanice van de Sanden’s powerful header in the 65th minute, off a cross from eventual Player of the Match, Lieke Martens, that sealed the win in the presence of Royalty at the Stadion Galgenwaard in Utrecht. With King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima both offering their undiluted support.“So many fans were already cheering us when we arrived, and it was like playing with 12 players on the pitch,” Martens who recently moved to FC Barcelona said after the match. “I hope that’ll also be the case in the next two matches.”In the 32nd minute, fans offered their applause in honour of 32-year-old Sylvia Nooij, who passed on a week to the start of the tournament. The defender earned six caps for the Dutch national team.Two minutes later, there was a standing ovation for Ajax player Abdelhak Nouri, who was recently announced to have suffered severe brain damage during a friendly against Werder Bremen last week.Meanwhile speaking about the match afterwards, Norway coach Martin Sjögren, hailed their Dutch opponents and even tipped them to progress further in the competition.“We played a good Dutch side today: they won fair and square. We had major problems in our attacking game, and we ended up very disorganised in defence because of that.“We created chances, although the Netherlands created more. We would have liked to win the first match but I hope we win the next game and then we still have a good chance on progressing.“If the Netherlands play like they did today, they have a good chance of going far in the tournament.”Elsewhere at Doetinchem’s Stadion De Vijverberg, Belgium were treated to a sour Euro debut as Denmark enjoyed victory courtesy of a sixth-minute goal from midfielder Sanne Troelsgaard.RelatedOranje: The New Colour Of Love In The NetherlandsAugust 8, 2017In “Europe”UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 Final PreviewAugust 5, 2017In “Europe”UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 Daily Wrap: Hosts Netherlands Go Three Points Clear In Group AJuly 21, 2017In “AFCON Insider”last_img read more


Month: August 2020

first_imgNigerian youngster, Kelechi Iheanacho is close to signing for Leicester City from Manchester City, as the 20-year-old striker is pictured in a Leicester City kit, undergoing medical.More to follow shortly…Relatedlast_img


Month: August 2020

first_imgChina-based striker, Odion Ighalo has been ruled out of the 2018 World Cup qualifier in Algeria.The striker will also miss the friendly against Argentina due to a knee injury.Nigeria faces Algeria on the 10th of November in Constantine in an inconsequential World Cup Qualifier, before they test their readiness for Russia 2018 with a friendly against Argentina four days later in Krasnodar, Russia.Eagles spokesman Toyin Ibitoye said. “His pained injury has ruled him out of the November matches, he has a slight knock to his knee. He will be out for at least two weeks.”Ibitoye further said there are no plans for a last-ditch replacement for former Watford star Ighalo “because we were already more than the 23 players to be officially listed for the games”.Chelsea’s Victor Moses has also been ruled out of the matches because of a hamstring injury he suffered in a defeat to Crystal Palace two weeks ago.RelatedNigeria’s Injury List Grows As Another Midfielder Is InjuredNovember 8, 2017In “National Team”AUDIO: Rohr To Ring Changes Against Algeria In World Cup QualifierNovember 9, 2017In “Nigeria”Ighalo To Miss AFCON Qualifier Against South AfricaNovember 7, 2018In “National Team”last_img read more


Month: August 2020

first_img Camelot aims for ‘Big September’ supporting a high street recovery August 26, 2020 Ministers expected to raise National Lottery age limit August 17, 2020 Share Related Articles Share UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon This week UK National Lottery operator Camelot has announced the launch of its new nationwide campaign ‘Surprise & Delight’, focusing on its real winner life changing stories.The campaign has been developed by international marketing agency AMV BBDO and will be initially launched on radio, ‘out-of-home’ and social media channels.Updating the market, Camelot marketing detailed that it wants the campaign to ‘demonstrate and celebrate the volume and variety of prizes won on The National Lottery, while at the same time making an emotional connection around that moment of becoming a millionaire that everyone has dreamed of’.Focusing on ‘real life story telling’, the campaign will use actual winners’ responses to winning life-changing prizes. Camelot will further drive its brand message by using National Lottery statistics and data to develop meaningful customer messages;Arabella Gilchrist, Head of Parent Brand for The National Lottery, commented on the campaign launch “The National Lottery plays a vital role in contributing to Good Causes throughout the UK – raising more than £30 million every week – and at the same time awards around eight million prizes weekly. These surprising facts and real-life winner stories will help remind players that real people, like them, are winning on The National Lottery all the time.”last_img read more


Month: August 2020

first_img Submit StumbleUpon Presenting its H1 2017 results (period ending 30 June), FTSE-listed gambling technology group Playtech Plc has declared a strong ‘cash generating’ performance recording growth throughout its core metrics combined with KPI gains across its product divisions.Driven by growth in its ‘regulated markets’ activity, combined with the strong performance of its flagship casino division (up 28%), Playtech would achieve period group revenues of €421.6 million up 25% on H1 2016: €337 million.The firm’s strengthened commercial pipeline would see the company declare a period EBITDA of €171 million, up 19% on H1 2016: €143 million.A confident Playtech governance stated that its performance gains were a testament to a ‘proven model’ which had created an effective cash generating business. Closing a busy H1 2017 period Playtech governance would declare ‘reported ’group profits of €90 million (H1 2016: €49 million).At present, the company holds a ‘Gross Cash’ position of €536 million (December 2016: €545 million) and €376 million when adjusted (December 2016: €392 million)Detailing period operational highlights, the gambling technology provider noted that it had secured vital contract renewals with leading UK betting operators Paddy Power Betfair, Sky Bet and Betfred through its Playtech BGT sports division.The company continues to invest in its multi-channel strategy for tier 1 operators, undertaking investment in its live casino product development, and seeking to faster integrate new tech and games assets.Alan JacksonAlan Jackson, Chairman of Playtech, commented on H1 2017 performance: “The proven strength of the Playtech model was once again demonstrated with a strong H1 performance driven by both underlying growth and recent acquisitions. As always, Playtech’s performance has been converted into strong cash generation enabling a 10% increase in the interim dividend, in line with the progressive dividend policy.“The first half of the year saw Playtech’s Gaming Division deliver strong growth with double-digit underlying growth and recent acquisitions integrated and performing in line with expectations.  Playtech has also continued to execute on its industry leading omni-channel solution by deepening its offering in key verticals with the integration of Playtech BGT Sports creating a fully integrated best-in-class sports technology solution and the launch of the world’s largest Live Casino studio in Latvia, revolutionising the offering in a growing and dynamic channel.“As with the Gaming Division, momentum in the Financials Division continued with improvements across all KPIs. The announced acquisition of assets from Alpha brings an important new B2B revenue stream and the creation of TradeTech Group as our operating and corporate brand for the business is an important milestone and better reflects the broadening of the division’s offering towards a full turnkey B2B financial trading solution.“Taken all together, this proven platform for growth across the business has again delivered a strong performance and management remain confident of further strategic progress in the second half of 2017.” Share Sharelast_img read more


Month: August 2020

first_img MELBET grows African footprint with Kenya entry August 14, 2020 1xBet is ready to meet the challenge of producing “modern, in-demand, simple and high-capacity betting products” for white label partners such as Melbet.com. The sports betting company has set about obtaining more licences to increase the number of countries it can operate in, through both its B2C product and new B2B partnerships.Evgeniy Kiriushin, Head of Business Development for 1xBet, said: “Last year, because we received so many requests for B2B based partnerships, we made the decision to make several white labels. “The experience turned out to be quite successful, which stimulated the new B2B direction for our company. Melbet.com has shown active growth since operating the new platform.”1xBet, whose main operational activity is licensed by the authorities in Curacao, believes it can cope with the needs of multiple partners, having put in place support services to run 24/7 with offices in Lithuania, Latvia, Belarus, Moldova, Hong Kong, Philippines, Colombia, Spain, Cyprus, Ukraine, spanning several different time zones.Kiriushin continued: “We have already built up significant experience in operating our B2C platform in different countries across several continents. This means we understand exactly what our players need.“Of course, global design changes extends the time, but we are committed to producing modern, in-demand, simple and high-capacity betting products. We try to make our product as clear and simple for everyone as possible, while implementing almost all design suggestions from our B2B partners. “Several projects, which we are sure will become large international popular ones, will be released at the beginning of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.” Submit Related Articles StumbleUpon Share Sapar Karyagdyyev: Avoiding the pitfalls of a white-label solution July 24, 2020 Share SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020last_img read more


Month: August 2020

first_imgShare Related Articles Innovative technology company Sports Innovation DK has secured a partnership with Betting Gods Malta Ltd. which will enable Betting Gods to deliver a much enhanced, feature-rich experience for its customers.This is another feather in the cap for Danish company Sports Innovation, which has already developed a client base that includes LeoVegas, the Danish national TV company DR and the Danish Superliga.Darren Moore, Director of Betting Gods Malta Ltd, commented: “This partnership cements our commitment to extending our business partnerships with other innovative and market leading European companies, enabling us to provide a richer, more user focused experience for Betting Gods customers both present and future.”Sports Innovation has developed a sports data publishing platform which provides real-time information and visual content. Clients can access pre-match line-ups and match related historical data and predictions, live coverage including infographics, in-game statistics and information about other events during a match. Post-match round-ups include statistics, league tables and previews of upcoming matches.Clients using the platform can publish this information on their own platforms and promote them through their social media channels. It therefore allows gaming companies to deliver rich content that increases customer acquisition and renewal. Sports Innovation provides everything at the back end, and client platforms link to it dynamically, so everything is automatic.Betting Gods provides information and tips about a wide variety of sports. The company employs top tipsters and passes that information on to customers, either direct customers or those associated with a network of affiliates.Sports currently covered by Betting Gods include horse racing, greyhound racing, golf and, of course, football. Sports Innovation’s platform will allow Betting Gods to provide a much more interactive and data-rich experience, providing more and more data on which customers can place bets. Betting Gods doesn’t actually accept bets, as it is not a bookmaker, so customers can place bets with any service, making Betting Gods’ service a wholly impartial one.One of the key innovations Betting Gods customers will enjoy is the visual presentation of data. Although customers are used to seeing statistics like previous results and performance data on individuals and teams presented in tables, visual representations deliver new insights.Sports Innovation’s platform analyses the data and presents much of it in pictorial form, with graphs and infographics. One of the main benefits is that patterns emerge instantly which would not have been spotted had the same data been presented in tabular form.It’s also easier to make instant comparisons between sets of data. This would otherwise involve downloading tables or scraping them from websites, then pasting them into a spreadsheet tool in order to make the necessary calculations and comparisons. Even then, many betting customers would not have the knowledge or even patience to do that. Betting Gods: Creating a World Cup Paradise for tipsters and affiliates April 24, 2018 StumbleUpon Betting Gods completes full relocation to Malta August 3, 2017 Betting Gods fills a Void with monthly betting magazine in Malta July 3, 2017 Share Submitlast_img read more


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