Taplin again

first_imgBralon Taplin Rising Grenadian sets another world lead in 300 meters Grenada’s Bralon Taplin set a new world-lead and personal best in the 300-meter run at the Czech Indoor Gala in Ostrava on Tuesday.Taplin set a blinding pace and romped to a comfortable win in 31.97 seconds over the Czech Republic’s Pavel Maslak who established a season best 31.19 for second. Poland’s Rafal Omelko was third in a personal best 32.73.His world leading time came just days after Taplin set another world lead, that time in the 400 meters, at the IAAF World Indoor Tour’s Copernicus Cup Meeting in Torun, Poland. Taplin is fast emerging as one of the world’s finest quarter-miler much in the mould of his predecessor and former Olympic Champion Kerani James. Both James and Taplin qualified for the Olympic finals in Brazil last year. They finished third and seventh respectively.Meanwhile, Jamaica’s Gayon Evans rebounded from her recent loss in Poland to win the 60-metre dash.Evans, who had victories in Germany and Paris last week, rebounded to take the 60-metre dash in 7.20 seconds.The Jamaican was given the same time as Venezuela’s Andrea Purica who set a new national record and personal best. The USA’s Jessica Young-Warren who crossed the line in 7.22s.In the women’s 400m ‘B’ final, Jamaica’s Verone Chambers and Kaliese Spencer finished second and third respectively in the race won by Poland’s Justyna Swiety in 52.73s. Chambers ran a personal best 53.49s for second while Spencer, the 2006 World Junior Champion, produced a season best 53.81 for third.last_img read more

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Guyana to eliminate use of mercury in mining

first_imgGuyana to co-operate with Minamata Convention to eliminate use of mercury in miningPresident David Granger of Guyana, will seek to reassure the international community that Guyana will reduce its use of mercury in its mining industry, and also eliminate its practice, when he attends the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Minamata Convention in Geneva, Switzerland this week.Granger, who is scheduled to depart for Geneva on Wednesday says Guyana takes the protection of its environment very seriously and has been working to reduce the use of the deadly chemical.Preventing environmental degradationDuring a recent interview in New York, Granger also said it is time for firmer action to be taken to prevent environmental degradation and loss of human lives.“I think that it is very important because the reckless use of mercury could be harmful to the population and, of course, it can cause damage that would last a very long time. It is my intention not just to reduce, but to eliminate the use of mercury in the mining industry. It is time for all Guyanese to wake up to the danger. We have had a mining industry in Guyana for maybe over a century and a quarter, but people have been very reckless and my visit to Switzerland is, of course, concerned with reassuring the international community that Guyana wishes to co-operate with it in order to bring this sort of environmental damage to an end,” the President said.Convention signed Guyana signed on to the Convection in October 2013, which aims to reduce the risks of mercury contamination around the world.Switzerland is working to locate the convention’s secretariat in Geneva, which is already a center of expertise in hazardous chemical products and wastes.According to the Convention’s website, the objective of the Minamata Convention is to protect humans and the environment around the world from mercury emissions caused by human activities.The agreement regulates the use of this heavy metal in manufacturing processes and products, the reduction of emissions and the management of mercury-containing wastes.last_img read more

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Domestic Violence Oversight Board Discusses Next Steps in Response to Statistics

first_imgMIAMI, Florida – In an effort to inform the public about domestic violence and the work of the Domestic Violence Oversight Board (DVOV), on Jan. 8, the board live-streamed its first meeting of the year from the Miami-Dade County Commission Chambers at the Stephen P. Clark Center.Vice Chairwoman Rebeca Sosa was in attendance; she was also the prime sponsor of the ordinance to transfer the administrative jurisdiction of the DVOB from the Mayor’s purview to the Office of Community Advocacy under the Board of County Commissioners.Every nine seconds in the United States a woman is assaulted or beaten by her intimate partner. In 2017, more than 10% of the homicides in Miami-Dade County were related to domestic violence. The year 2018 was one of the deadliest on record in recent history, with 44 domestic violence-related deaths, representing 14-15% of all homicides countywide.“Despite the fact that the number of reported domestic violence decreased by approximate 23% in the last decade, it is clear domestic violence and sexual assault remain a pressing public health issue, on all levels,” said Chairman of the DVOB Miguel De Grandy. “The board, through its Gaps and Needs Workgroup began a preliminary analysis of available data from key stakeholders and partners to conduct an overview of the current domestic violence continuum of care. The workgroup concluded its analysis and found significant gaps in addressing the needs of victims and survivors in our community.”The workgroup will present its findings and recommendations to the full DVOB at the March 25, 2019 meeting for adoption and the final report will be presented to the Miami-Dade County Commission in a subsequent meeting.The DVOB has made significant progress in 2018 by presenting its annual report and a series of recommendations adopted and acted upon by the BCC. One is the commission of a comprehensive study on the state of Intimate Partner Violence in our community. The Workgroup’s report will serve as the basis for the more in-depth study that looks at Miami-Dade County’s Coordinated Community Response to Domestic Violence.In addition, the DVOB recommended an expedited construction of a second domestic violence shelter for those seeking safety. This new state of the art LEED Certified facility with a kennel to accommodate the family pets will be completed by the end of 2020 and will add 60 beds to the current inventory of shelter beds dedicated for those needing an undisclosed location to seek refuge.The Domestic Violence Oversight Board serves in an advisory capacity to the Board of County Commissioners with respect to all issues affecting or relating to domestic violence. The 15-member board appointed by the Miami-Dade County Commission and County Mayor includes survivors of domestic violence, service providers, judges, law enforcement, victim advocates, and other stakeholders.last_img read more

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Jamaica To Showcase Island Gastronomy At South Beach Wine & Food…

first_imgMIAMI, Florida – The best of Jamaican cuisine is returning to the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One (SOBEWFF®). For the second consecutive year, award-winning chefs for Taste Jamaica, presented by the Jamaica Tourist Board and the Tourism Enhancement Fund, will take over the historic National Hotel on South Beach on Friday, February 21. Hosted by JJ Johnson and Andre Fowles, Jamaica’s top culinary talent, will serve up a cornucopia of Jamaican flavor, rum, and rhythm.“Taste Jamaica highlights fresh, innovative takes on traditional Jamaican cooking, incorporating popular ingredients people know and love,” said Donnie Dawson, Jamaica Tourist Board’s Deputy Director of Tourism, Sales. “It is a perfect opportunity for foodies to get a sampling of the culinary culture that makes Jamaica a top destination for diverse cuisine.”Following a sold-out debut in 2019, the event is bringing together James Beard Award-winning Chef JJ Johnson of FieldTrip in Harlem, NY and Chef Andre Fowles, culinary ambassador for Jamaican Cuisine and owner of Everything Food based in New York, NY, as hosts for the evening soirée. Curated by an eclectic lineup of talented chefs, the menu will celebrate classic flavors and ingredients of Jamaica, while incorporating exciting twists to staples such as jerk-style dishes, ackee and saltfish, breadfruit and more.Participating chefs include:· Samantha Davis-Allonce, FieldTrip (New York)· Winston Grant, Aunt I’s Jamaican Restaurant (Miami)· Charissa Henry-Skyers, Pink Apron Jamaica (Kingston)· Cindy Hutson & Delius Shirley, Ortanique on the Mile (Miami)· Oji Jaja, Ashebre The Virtual Restaurant (Kingston)· Dennis Kerr, Dunkunoo Jamaican Kitchen (Miami)· Geoff Lee, Makka & Mana Poke (Miami)· Kalisa Martin, Kalisa Marie Eats (Philadelphia)· Matthew McDonald, National Hotel (Miami)· Christina Simonitsch, Simo’s (Montego Bay)· Wenford Patrick Simpson, Walkerswood Caribbean Foods (New York)· Hugh Sinclair, Chef Irie Spice (Miami)The Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One is produced by Florida International University and Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, with the support of the Miami Beach Visitors & Convention Authority and the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs. All proceeds from the Festival benefit the students of the Florida International University Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management. To date, SOBEWFF® has raised more than $30 million for the School.Taste Jamaica presented by the Jamaica Tourist Board and the Tourism Enhancement Fund hosted by JJ Johnson and Andre Fowles will take place on Friday, February 21 from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the National Hotel (1677 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach).To purchase tickets and for more information, visit www. sobewff.org/jamaica.last_img read more

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BVI Announces New Measures to Renew Work Permits

first_imgHowever, persons are only eligible for this conditional permit if they were residing in the BVI for at least five years and have not received a conditional permit in the last three years. CMC The measures were recently announced by Immigration Minister Vincent Wheatley. “We recognize that many already wish to leave and we will do all that we can to assist those persons in whatever way we can … I am aware that in a time like this, many persons might be disheartened and frustrated by the decision to have them return to their home country. And though we are walking by faith and not by sight, the reality shows a future filled with bleak times for the entire world. Our territory is no exception to that reality,” he further said. Speaking in the Legislature on Friday, he said that work permit holders will also need to submit certificates of earning from the Social Security Board adding that the department will not accept any applications for renewal if they are not accompanied by those documents. That permit is valid for three months. BVI work permit “The reality is [that] some will not be able to find alternative jobs. And without financial or family support, will be required to leave the territory,” Wheatley said.center_img Work permit holders who have been terminated and would like to seek alternative employment can apply for a conditional permit from the Chief Immigration Officer. He said this would assist “in a smooth re-entry when opportunity presents itself”. The policy changes have been implemented amid the COVID-19 pandemic that has caused multiple lay-offs locally. TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands – The Government of the British Virgin Islands (BVI), has announced new requirements for the renewal of work permits. The Immigration Minister advised persons to register with the Immigration Department by email and giving the particulars of their departure to allow for their exit to be ‘properly recorded’ “Effective immediately, all work permit renewals being submitted to the Department of Labour & Workforce Development are to be accompanied by the company’s good standing from the Social Security Board, Inland Revenue Department and the National Health Insurance as well as ,” Wheatley.last_img read more

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Betting Odds For August 11, 2017

first_imgScotland: PremiershipSt.Patricks vs Celtic (Away win)This is the second round tie of the Scottish Premiership. Having won their first round tie emphatically, Celtic will be ready to do same to their next opponent, St Patricks.This should be a straight win for Celtic as the team will have their eyes on the UCL qualifying tie next mid week.My call for this tie is a win for Celtic. England: Premier League Arsenal FC vs Leicester City. (12 & under 4.5)Arsenal FC have not been lucky with season opening games in the past three seasons, losing all of the ties. The club made some decent additions to the team and the fans will be hoping thatThe club made some decent additions to the team and the fans will be hoping that these new additions can change that ill fortune plaguing the club.Leicester City faced Arsenal twice last season and were able to gain just one point from both legs. The club will be hoping to be the next club to extend Arsenal’s bad start to the Premier League season.It will be safe to call this tie “any team can win this” and not more than 4 goals full time. France: Ligue 1 OGC.Nice vs Troyes. (Home to score 1 to 3 goals)OGC Nice will not want to continue with their bad start to the season after losing to St. Ettien last weekend. This weekend’s tie should be a good opportunity for the club to bounce back and put their new campaign on the right track.Troyes is a team that just got promoted to the French top flight. The club have been here and so this should not be a totally strange terrain for them.Going by what we saw last season, OGC Nice are always imperious at home ties. My call for this tie is for OGC Nice to score at most 3 goals. Belarus: Vysshaya LigaBate vs D.Brest. (1x & under 4.5)As defending champions of the Belarus elite league, Bate Borisov should be disappointed in the position they have found themselves this season. The glory club of Belarus football are placed 3rd on the log just after 17 rounds of matches played.D.Brest, on the other hand, are placed 8th in the league. They have got a not too good away record and as a result, are occupying the 15th position in the away ranking log. The gaffer and players know that the club has got to improve on that abysmal away record.Bate have not lost a tie at home this season and on the contrast, Brest have not won a tie away from home this season. What these facts imply in my prediction are a home win or draw and an under 4.5 goals in the tie. All odds, when accumulated, is a little over a 3 odd multiplier. The MastermindRelatedlast_img read more

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William Hill slashes odds on Corbyn 2017 Labour leadership exit

first_img Related Articles Submit SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Share Gamesys tops list for GambleAware Q1 donations July 10, 2020 William Hill accelerates transformation agenda to overcome COVID realities August 5, 2020 In a week, in which Britain has veered ever closer towards a ‘hard Brexit’, as the bill triggering Article 50 cleared the UK House of Commons, it appears that Jeremy Corbyn is at his lowest point as Labour Party Leader.A disastrous week has seen Labour Shadow Business Secretary Clive Lewis, once a key backer of Corbyn resign from his cabinet position. To add to Corbyn’s leadership woes, he must now reshuffle his cabinet following the resignation of four senior party members over Labour’s Brexit stance. Furthermore, UK political commentators have questioned who within the Labour Party is willing to work and aid Corbyn towards Party leadership for the next UK General Election.Corbyn’s perilous position, has left all UK bookmakers wondering whether the Labour leader is just a ‘Dead Man Walking’.Updating its UK politics markets, William Hill has been forced to take evasive action by slashing their odds Corbyn to cease to be Labour leader during 2017, after a rush of bets for him saw the odds slashed from 2/1 (33% chance) to Even money (50%).‘A sudden influx of bets for Corbyn to go this year has forced us to cut the odds – perhaps political punters believe two bad by-election outcomes in Copeland and Stoke-on-Trent Central could do for him’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.Detailing the upcoming crucial 23 February Stoke and Copeland by-elections, William Hill further notes that it is offering odds of 6/4 that Labour lose both constituencies, in what would likely mark ‘a point of no return’ for Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership.last_img read more

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Sportito launches Under-21 Fan’s Favourite award

first_img Related Articles StumbleUpon Riccardo Mittiga, SportitoDaily fantasy sports operator Sportito has launched a monthly Under-21 Fan’s Favourite award for the qualifying Premier League player who has garners the most mentions on social media within the past month.The award highlights the young players that have excited the fans of each club the most within the period with the winner decided by the most total mentions on Twitter. Sportito employed SBC Media and social media marketing agency Pilot Fish to conduct the study.The winner of the inaugural Under-21 Fan’s Favourite was Tottenham Hotspur’s Dele Alli, the current PFA Young Player of the Year and enjoying another stunning season at White Hart Lane. He topped the chart for a two-week period in January with just under 28,000 Twitter mentions, way ahead of fellow young England star Raheem Sterling who came second with nearly 15,000 mentions.The global nature of the Premier League was highlighted by the fact that the biggest territory for mentions in total was the US, followed by the UK.The ongoing project will see a player crowned each month as the Under-21 Fan’s Favourite. The data is collected via Twitter which determines who garnered the most mentions throughout the month.Riccardo Mittiga, Chief Executive of Sportito, said the aim of the new Under-21 Fan’s Favourite of the month award was to attempt to leverage the interest in the English Premier League in an innovative way.“By highlighting the interest of the fans as displayed on social media, we hope to link that enthusiasm with the ability on our daily fantasy sports offering to pick players out that you wish to follow,” he said.“The popularity of the Premier League is there for all to see and we know that competition in the daily fantasy sports market is heating up, so in order to stand out from the crowd we thought a project linking directly to the enthusiasm of the fans would get us more noticed.”Sportito, which launched its DFS offering at the start of this season, has been busy in recent months doing commercial deals, first with Championship side Fulham and more recently announcing itself as the fantasy sports partner with Premier League side Burnley.“The Under-21 fan’s favourite award complements our work with both Fulham and Burnley and through the coverage we hope to gain we hope to further the Sportito brand awareness.”Sportito and SBC Media will be releasing the name of the winner of the Under-21 Fan’s Favourite at the end of each month. The next winner will be announced in the first week of March.Sportito offers players the chance to enjoy and win real cash prizes everyday by choosing which players they would have in their fantasy team. As a daily game, Sportito players do not need to play all season long – they can dip in and out whenever they want to play a game. It has also made it more exciting to play in tournaments by letting users choose their favourite players without having to worry about a salary cap restriction. Sportito also offer numerous competitions featuring players across many leagues including the Premier League, Championship, Bundesliga, La Liga, World Cup and many, many more. Share UKGC suspends two licences over failure to integrate GAMSTOP April 3, 2020 Sportito makes LatAm debut in Brazil October 30, 2019 Submit Sportito gets green light to expand into Mexico January 9, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

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England cricket legend to attend Betting on Sports with Mr Green

first_img StumbleUpon Share Betting on Sports 2017 (12-15 September) will provide delegates with the opportunity to meet England’s most successful Test cricket captain, Michael Vaughan.Vaughan, the test captain between July 2003 and August 2008, racked up a record 26 wins in charge of the team, with only 11 defeats in his 51-match reign. His 18 centuries included a score of 166 in the third test of England’s infamous Ashes series win in the summer of 2005.As a brand ambassador and the first ever ‘Sports Gent’ for Mr Green, one of 15 first-time exhibitors at #boscon2017, he will be appearing at the second edition of the largest international sports and betting conference alongside Enda Gaffney, the company’s Head of Sportsbook.The former number one ranked test batsman in world cricket will also be completing a 20-minute Q&A at the Mr Green Stand during the mid-morning refreshment break on the first full day of the conference (Wednesday 13 September).Vaughan said: “During my time with Mr Green, I’ve been impressed by the smartness they bring to their operations. As someone who enjoys the occasional fun bet and the chance to deliver great tips and offers, I’m looking forward to representing the brand at Betting on Sports, and engaging in a Q&A session with fellow sports enthusiasts.”Alex Beecham of Mr Green commented: “We are delighted that Michael Vaughan, one of the best cricketers of his generation and our first ever ‘Sports Gent’, has committed to representing Mr Green at the conference, just a few days after the conclusion of England’s test series against West Indies. We expect him to be a big hit with our affiliates at the event, as well as with cricket lovers across the sector.”The world of cricket is an interesting betting market, with concerns over integrity on an international level, but exactly how to embrace the sport from a betting perspective is just one of the topics that will be discussed in a newly added cricket session on the second day at Betting on Sports.The panel, which includes Genius Executive Director Anthony Charles, will also assess Unibet’s Official Betting partnership with Warwickshire CCC, which includes the delivery of betting opportunities around Birmingham Bears’ home matches in the T20 Blast.Betting on Sports 2017 tickets are right now available at a nice 20% July Discount. BOOK HERE and don’t forget to use the code JULY20 to get the discount!If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at #boscon2017, please contact us on [email protected] Maxima Compliance – ‘Mastering technical compliance to grow your global footprint’ June 9, 2020 Submit Related Articles Share Jesper Kärrbrink: The industry must promote responsible gaming to the top of the agenda May 1, 2020 Aspire builds Q1 momentum through regulated market focus May 5, 2020last_img read more

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MGM confirms Marcus Glover as President of Borgata NJ

first_img Updating the market, MGM Resorts International (MGM) has announced the appointment of Marcus Glover as new President & Chief Operating Officer of its Borgata Hotel Casino property in Atlantic City New Jersey.A US casino industry veteran, Glover joins MGM’s executive team from Horseshoe Casino Cleveland Ohio where he served as Senior VP and General Manager (2010-2017).Glover has been appointed as Borgata Atlantic City President having ‘designed and developed’ a number of gambling properties during his career.“Marcus’ proven leadership ability and wide range of skills will continue to serve the Company well as he assumes this new role,” commented Corey Sanders, ChiefOperating Officer of MGM Group Resorts.Glover succeeds Tom Ballance as President of Borgata Atlantic City. The casino operator further announced that after the leadership transition, Tom Ballance would become executive vice president of operations for MGM Resorts. Related Articles Share NHL unites with MGM for first betting partnership October 30, 2018 StumbleUpon MGM seeks new Chairman as Jim Murren ends leadership tenure February 13, 2020 Submit New York Red Bulls may look to win big with betting partnership November 15, 2018 Sharelast_img read more

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