Pick-up truck ploughs into pedestrians at Oakland Park bus stop

first_imgTwo pedestrians are injured following a traffic accident at 1510 E. Commercial Blvd in Oakland Park on Friday afternoon.The Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating the crash that happened around 1:50 p.m..Police report that a pick-up truck ploughed into two people who were waiting at a bus stop before it hit a light pole. BSO road patrol and Oakland Park Fire Rescue responded to the scene.The pedestrians were transported to Broward Health North. Their injuries are not considered life-threatening. The driver remained at the scene.Traffic homicide detectives also responded and their investigation is underway.Police are warning commuters to avoid eastbound East Commercial Boulevard between North Dixie Highway and Northeast 15th Avenue as the crash investigation continues.last_img

Jamaican police officer convicted of murder

first_imgA seven-member jury has found a Jamaican Police Constable, Ricketo Graham, guilty of murder. Graham was convicted of the murder of Christopher Hill, who succumbed to his injuries at St. Ann’s Bay Hospital on July 13, 2013.Hill was shot and injured by Constable Ricketo Graham who alleged that Hill attacked him and his colleague with a knife. His colleague did not discharge his weapon. Constable Graham was subsequently taken into custody and was charged by a ruling from the Director of Public Prosecution dated July 18, 2013.INDECOM arrested and charged Constable Graham on July 19, 2013, with attempting to pervert the course of justice and murder. He was granted bail in the sum of $600,000.00.The trial of Constable Graham began in the St. Ann Circuit Court on May 29, 2017 before the Hon. Mr. Justice Glen Brown. The matter was prosecuted by Crown Counsel from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Leighton Morrison and Kameisha Graham.Evidence presented in Court was that the deceased, Christopher Hill was accosted by the police, taken to the Brown’s Town Police Station, processed and subsequently taken to Wesley Crescent where he was shot.Constable Graham will be sentenced in the Home Circuit Court in Kingston on July 14, 2017.The Commission has had six previous convictions, of which this matter now represents the second murder conviction.last_img

Delou Africa, Inc. Will Host African Diaspora Dance & Drum Festival…

first_imgDelou Africa – Photo Credit: Tracy Ann, Innovative Arts MIAMI, Florida – Delou Africa, Inc. will celebrate its 10 year anniversary by hosting the African Diaspora Dance & Drum Festival of Florida on August 2-4, 2019 at Little Haiti Cultural Complex (212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137).“Our yearly festival is a springboard to community capacity building, to increase understanding within and between communities and to stimulate dialogue and increase awareness and sensitivity for culture within the African Diaspora,” says Njeri Plato, Executive Director, Delou Africa, Inc.“We celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Delou Africa Inc. and the showcasing of dance and music traditions in the African culture.  We are excited to be a partner of Dance Africa Miami 2019 as it’s an experience that both locals and visitors will enjoy”, states Connie W. Kinnard, VP Multicultural Tourism & Development, Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau.The wide variety of festival stages and activity includes; African and Caribbean Dance Workshops ~ Drum and Music Workshops ~ African Fashions by “All Over Africa” ~ Yoga ~ Better Living Health Fair & Symposium ~ Global Bazaar ~ Free Children’s Village Zone and the Concert Extravaganza.This year’s concert extravaganza Seeds of the Diaspora is a collective artistic collaboration that will feature premiere and world-renowned native, national and local dance, drum and music artists, groups and storytellers.The festival attracts local, national, and international participants while connecting the African Diaspora to our diverse communities. Past success reflects nearly 35,000 attendees visited our festival since our inception in 2010.For tickets, visit http://adddff.delouafrica.org/online-registration/.Delou Africa’s Cultural Community Outreach Development (C.C.O.D.) award was created to recognize individuals, organizations, and or businesses. The recipient of the C.C.O.D award is based on their exemplary work that enriches lives through artistic, social, academic and innovative skills that empower individuals, neighborhoods, and communities to engage, develop, enhance and invest future generations through cultural arts and education. Delou Africa’s 2019 C.C.O.D. recipients are:Ibrahima DioubateMamadouba CamaraMouminatou CamaraYoussouf KoumbassaMohamed DaCostaAnita Macbethlast_img

Buju Banton Set To Release New Album on June 26

first_imgDubbed Upside Down 2020, the album is his first LP in 10 years and will double the tracklist of his 2010 Grammy-winning album , Before the Dawn. Elaborating further in an official album announcement video, Banton said: “So much trouble in our world, yet are we aware? The battle lines have been drawn and it’s simple. Good vs. evil. I am not here to tell you the side you should be on, rather my offering of music is meant to guide, inspire, uplift, educate and eradicate negativity from the minds of the masses.” After releasing a slew of singles to make up for lost time, dancehall/reggae veteran Buju Banton will finally release his full-length project on June 26. The album was first scheduled for release in April before it was pushed back. The project will feature American singer-songwriter and pianist John Legend, Pharrell, Stephen Marley and hard-hitting British rapper Stefflon Don, among other top A-listers.center_img “This album comprises 20 tracks. 2020 has a deeper understanding in my mind. It resonates with a clear vision and seeing things for what it is. And another reason, after a 10-year absence, we try to give the people some music for that missing time,” he told Silverstar-NRG Radio. Since his release from prison in December 2018, Buju Banton has released several chart-topping singles, among them Murda She Wrote – ‘Bad Boys For Life’ movie soundtrack and Steppa; Holy Mountain, a collaborative effort with established stars – Mavado, Sizzla and 070 Shake.last_img

Premier League Transfer Window To Close Before Start Of Season From Next Summer

first_imgHowever, clubs can still sell players to other leagues until the European summer transfer window closes on 31 of August.Reports suggest that 14 Premier League clubs voted in favour of the new format, while 5 voted against with 1 abstention.Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has been one of the advocates of the new rule, saying: “It’s important that we close all that stuff before the championship starts,”“Players have no clarity. Are they in? Are they out? Will they be tapped up on the afternoon of a game? It’s not the way to work.” he added.Related Premier League clubs have voted to close the summer transfer window before the start of the season as from next year.The vote came with respect to complaints from some Premier League managers, who claim the current format which allow players to move when the season has already started causes disruptions to their squad and preparation towards the new season.As from the 2018/2019 season, the summer transfer window will now close at 17:00 BST on the Thursday before the first game of the Premier League season.last_img

La Liga Watch: Espanyol Upwardly Mobile After Getafe Win

first_imgEspanyol are on the up in the Spanish La Liga after they defeated newly promoted outfit Getafe 1-0 at home in their matchweek 13 clash.Striker Gerard Moreno was the hero for the Catalan outfit as he netted 10 minutes into the second half to hand Quique Sanchez Flores’ men vital three points to steer the club away from the relegation picture.The win takes Espanol from 16th to 13th with 16 points from the 13 league games played so far while Getafe stay just above their opponents in 12th position though both sides have the same number of points.Relatedlast_img

New UK anti money laundering watchdog OPBAS to be set up by 2018

first_img Related Articles Submit The UK Government is set to get tougher on money laundering and criminal financing activities by creating new watchdog the ‘Office for Professional Body Anti-Money Laundering Supervision’ (OPBAS). The body will act alongside the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), as the government seeks to introduce new, stricter money laundering regulations to meet global finance standards.The government will aim to set up OPBAS by the start of 2018, the body’s initial goal will be to iron out inconsistencies and gaps between differentiating guidelines that govern anti-money laundering (AML) efforts at tackling financial crime.At present the UK has a combined 22 accountancy and trade bodies (including the UK Gambling Commission) that monitor and issue rules relating to AML activity throughout differing sectors.The government has expressed concern that the plethora of AML guidelines, has made it easier for criminals to exploit loopholes. OPBAS has been set-up to bring tackle this issue by simplifying the nations AML code and practices between industries and their representative stakeholder bodies.UK Business Minister Lord Prior said: “The Cutting Red Tape Review asked firms to identify needless, confusing or unclear bureaucracy that could constrain legitimate business and distract from the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing.“We are committed to making the system work better for the majority of law-abiding British businesses. The evidence submitted from a wide range of businesses, trade bodies, NGOs and other organisations has been invaluable in developing our approach to removing unnecessary burdens while stepping up the fight against money laundering.” StumbleUpon Share Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020 Sharelast_img

123gaming launches £1 million crowdfunding campaign

first_img Scottish racing gets green light for 22 June restart May 29, 2020 HBLB ups prize money commitment by 50% July 31, 2020 Share Submit Related Articles StumbleUpon Share UK Racing- Reduction in prize-money ‘inevitable’ once season resumes May 1, 2020 Rob Earle123gaming Limited has launched a Seedrs crowdfunding campaign for its 123Bet racing product, with the company seeking to raise £1 million in funding for a combined 11.66% of equity.The racing enterprise generates revenue through the operation of its online wagering site www.123bet.com and its 123racing Pick6 wager via Sportech’s tote platform.The wager, which is similar to a handicapping contest, pits players against the market, with national leaderboards displayed on-screen at racetracks, at off-track betting shops, betting terminals, online and on mobile devices across America.Racing technology and systems provider Sportech has kick-started the campaign with a £100,000 investment in 123gaming.Founded by the New Zealand-born horse breeder and IT expert Rob Earle, 123gaming raised US$1.5 million through private investors in May 2015 to obtain licences in the US and soft-launch an online wagering site. Investors to date include friends and family who have also introduced entrepreneurs and racing enthusiasts as investors. The Company has achievedThe Company claims to have achieved turnover of more than US$10 million since launch including US$4.5 million last year. A successful £1 million fundraising for 23% of the company would value 123gaming at £4.3 million. Potential exits include an IPO or continued expansion as part of a larger group.Rob Earle, CEO of 123gaming, commented on funding: “We are very pleased that Sportech has helped us get this funding underway. We have successfully undertaken smaller funding rounds through the Enterprise Investment Scheme. There has been a significant response to our games in the US, with very little marketing spend, and we are now 100% focused on expanding our offering in both the US and UK with Sportech as our partner.”Andrew Gaughan, ‎President of Sportech Racing // Digital, ‎backed 123gaming as an investment: “Based on our experience distributing the 123racing wager in the USA, Sportech continues to be bullish on the appeal of the 123gaming platform in the US gaming marketplace and the opportunity for expansion in the UK.”last_img

Marketing & Retention sharp bet-at-home hits H1 2017 heights

first_imgShare Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 Mateusz Juroszek – Non-stop STS will expand amid industry disruptions August 12, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Related Articles Frankfurt Xetra-listed online betting operator bet-at-home AG has detailed a strong H1 2017 financial performance (period ending 30 June) with the company reporting significant gains across its core revenue and EBITDA metrics.“In the first half of 2017, the listed online sports betting and gaming provider continued its successful development and could clearly outperform the dynamic growth of the previous reporting periods once again in the second quarter of 2017.” bet-at-home period statement detailed.Presenting H1 2017 results, bet-at-home gross betting and gaming revenue amounted to EUR 76.8 million, up 17.5% on 2016’s comparable of H1 2016: EUR 65.4 million. The operator would detail its ‘best ever’ quarter performance for Q2 2017 which contributed group revenues of €40 million.The firm’s strong revenue performance would see bet-at-home governance declare EBITDA of €17.4 million nearly doubling corresponding H1 2016’s EBITDA of €9 million.During the period, bet-at-home governance was able to implement marketing efficiencies and cost savings due to the absence of a major summer football event. The bookmaker further detailed that individual player performance has been boosted by a new redefined customer acquisition and retention program.As at 30 June 2017, the bet-at-home.com AG Group had more than 4.7 million registered customers (30.06.2016: 4.5 million).Following a strong H1 2017 opening, bet-at-home governance detailed to investors that it was positive achieving its revenue increase to EUR 144 million for the fiscal year, combined with an EBITDA corporate range of €34-38 million. Sharelast_img

IGT appoints Kim Barker Lee as first ever ‘Corporate Diversity’ lead

first_imgShare Brazil to issue initial plans on Caixa Loterias sale August 17, 2020 Related Articles Share StumbleUpon Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 New York-listed gambling technology and lottery systems supplier IGT Group has confirmed the promotion of Kim Barker Lee to the newly created role of Vice President of Corporate Diversity & Inclusion.IGT governance confirms that Barker Lee will be tasked with implementing the group’s first ever ‘global diversity strategy’, working alongside IGT leadership and HR functions.The executive appointment will see Barker Lee chair IGT Group’s ‘Executive Diversity and Inclusion Council (EDIC)’, a program assisting IGT leadership and emerging talent on diversity impacts and workforce challenges.“IGT is committed to ensuring that our workforce reflects the global customers and communities that we serve. Bringing more diverse perspectives to the table drives innovation and will enable IGT to continue to deliver the best products and services to our customers.  Kim is an excellent choice for this position. Her personal contribution to IGT, true passion for diversity and inclusion, and unwavering commitment mark her as exactly what this position calls for,” said Mario Di Loreto, IGT Executive Vice President of People and Transformation.Barker Lee formerly served as General Counsel of IGT Group’s Illinois Lottery management subsidiary Northstar Lottery Group (2011-2017).Confirming the appointment, IGT governance stated that it wanted to create relevant and measurable corporate goals with regards to its global corporate diversity policies and future initiatives.“Diversity and inclusion goes beyond gender and race. We want to embed into our values a culture of inclusion where all our employees feel valued, respected, listened to, engaged, and empowered to contribute to the success of the Company. IGT will continue to achieve success by recognizing that diversity is an asset and a business imperative in today’s global marketplace,” added Kim Barker Lee, IGT Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion. Caixa chairman seeks to offload Brazil lottery assets by 2021 July 27, 2020 Submitlast_img