Donald Trump attacks media

first_imgSections of Jamaica are on edge following a shooting attack against the brother of former Tivoli Gardens strongman, Christopher Dudus Coke, Leighton Livety Coke. The younger Coke and a woman were attacked and shot multiple times at the popular Hellshire beach in St Catherine on Sunday morning. Both were admitted to hospital in serious condition. Twelve Trinidad and Tobago nationals have been deported from Turkey. The twelve were detained in the European country and deported home on Friday. The Trinidad and Tobago authorities did not divulge if the deported nationals were linked to any terrorist group. All the deportees have been processed in Trinidad and released. A Jamaican woman is now in custody in Barbados after she stabbed another Jamaican woman to death on Saturday. Tedesha Hayles was arrested and charged with murder after she and Shockaya Boyd were involved in an altercation in the wee hours of Saturday morning at Jermotts Lane in St Micheal. Both women are believed to be prostitutes.In sports.Jamaicas 110 meters Olympic champion, Omar McLeod set a world leading time at the Drakes relays in Iowa on Saturday. McLeod clocked 13.04 seconds in bitter cold and rainy conditions to beat a crack field in his seasons opener.Here’s whats trending.US President Donald Trump has launched a scathing attack on the media during a rally marking 100 days in office. He told supporters in Pennsylvania that he was keeping one promise after another, dismissing criticism as “fake news” by “out of touch” journalists. Trump decided to skip the White House Correspondents’ Dinner – the first US leader to miss the event since an injured Ronald Reagan in 1981.For Tomorrows weather forecast.It will be partly cloudy with scattered showers in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties with a high of 88 and a low of 73.last_img read more

Capleton granted bail

first_imgPopular entertainer Capleton, was offered bail when he appeared in a Corporate Area court on Monday after being arrested and charged with rape.Capleton, whose real name is Clifton Bailey, was arrested last weekend by detectives assigned to the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offence and Child Abuse (CISOCA).It’s reported that early Saturday, Capleton hired a female hairdresser who met him at a hotel in the business district of New Kingston. The police report that while at the hotel, he forcibly had sexual intercourse with the woman.Related: Jamaican artiste Capleton arrested on rape chargesBail amounting to J$200,000When he appeared in court, the judge who offered bail amounting to J$200,000 ordered the entertainer to refrain from contacting the complainant. Meanwhile, Capleton’s attorney, Christopher Townsend has been critical of the police in their handling of the matter. In an interview with Radio Jamaica on the weekend, Townsend said there are also issues involving the complainant. “I can also confirm there is also a dual investigations because the young lady who made the report is also being investigated for extortion so that investigation is ongoing. We anticipate that she will also be in custody shortly. I am quite concerned because it certainly demonstrates that there is one side of the police force that is blind to what the other side is doing,” he said.last_img read more

Bruce Golding to address GraceKennedy/Western Union 2018 Caribbean Town Hall Series…

first_imgFormer Jamaican Prime Minister Orette Bruce Golding will be the keynote speaker for the GraceKenendy and Western Union 2018 Town Hall Series on Saturday May 19 at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center.The series is part of Western Union, a leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement  and GraceKennedy Money Services (GKMS), Western Union’s agent in many Caribbean markets, ongoing commitment to the communities they serve, The 2018 Town Hall series will take place from May 17 to 19, 2018 in New York and South Florida. Under the theme “The Caribbean Diaspora: In Pursuit of a Better Tomorrow…Today, Other Speakers Other speakers will include Senator Don Wehby, Group Chief Executive Officer of GraceKennedy Ltd, Michelle Allen, Chief Executive Officer of GraceKennedy Money Services, Rodrigo Garcia Estebarena, Western Union’s Vice President and General Manager for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, and Andre Largie, Western Union’s Country Director for the Caribbean. Golding as prime ministerGolding, 70, served a Jamaica’s eight Prime Minister from September 2007 to October 23, 2011. He resigned in the midst of controversy related to the extradition of Jamaican Don Christopher “Dudus’Coke, and was succeeded by Andrew Holness as prime minister and leader of the Jamaica Labor party. Since his resignation, Golding has served Jamaica as a consultant on local and international business and other matters, and despite being out of active politics remains a respected member of the Jamaica Labor Party.GKMS very excited about Town Hall eventMichelle Allen, CEO of GKMS said the company is “very excited for this opportunity to engage once again with the Caribbean diaspora in the United States. These forums are very important not only to connect with our customers and receive their feedback, but also to discuss hot topics, such as consumer protection and how the diaspora can actively engage with and support fraud prevention initiatives.  The contribution of our customers is key, as we explore ways to continue developing and promoting the Caribbean while improving the quality of life for those who live within the region.”Customer centricity is top priorityEstebarena speaking on behalf of WU, said, “For Western Union, customer centricity is a top priority and we are fully committed to improve services for our customers in each of the sending and receiving countries where we operate.  We believe the digitalization of our services, in collaboration with our Agents, has an important role to play, as demonstrated by the recent digital launches in the region, including the Westernunion.com/jm transactional website and the cash apps where customers can start a money transfer on the app and pay in cash at an Agent location in Jamaica and the Bahamas.In 2017, more than US$80billion was sent to Latin America and the Caribbean, according to World Bank’s latest Migration and Development Brief, making remittances an important resource for education, gifting, family support and small investments in the region.GKMS has been Western Union’s Agent for almost three decades, and currently offers Western Union® Money Transfer services in: Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Anguilla, St. Kitts and Nevis,       St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the British Virgin Islands, Montserrat, the Cayman Islands, Turks and Caicos and The Bahamas.Saturday’s Town Hall event commences at 4:00 pm. The Lauderhill Performing Arts venter is located at 3800 NW 11th Place, in the City of Lauderhill.last_img read more

IMF says T&T economy improving

first_imgThe International Monetary Fund (IMF) says the economy of Trinidad and Tobago is slowly recovering from a prolonged recession from energy supply shocks and low energy prices.“With signs of improvement driven by energy sector growth from the second half of 2017, the economy is expected to return to positive growth in 2018 as the recovery takes hold in the non-energy sector,” said the Washington-based financial institution in a statement on Friday after conclusion of the 2018 Article IV Mission.Progress in fiscal consolidation“Good progress is being made in implementing fiscal consolidation,” it added. “As growth gathers pace, policies should focus on completing the fiscal adjustment, while insulating the economy from future commodity price swings within a medium-term fiscal policy framework, and on creating an enabling environment for the non-energy sector as an engine of growth. “The strong recovery in gas production in 2017 had knock-on effects on downstream industries, while oil production remained largely flat, at a historically low level,” the IMF said. “The weak non-energy sector dampened the overall growth, reflecting weak activity in construction, financial services and trade; continued shortage of foreign exchange and slow implementation of public investment projects weighed on the sector.”Decline in inflationThe IMF said headline inflation fell to historic lows of 1.9 percent in 2017 on weak aggregate demand, and further to 1.1 percent in April.While remaining at relatively low levels, the IMF said the unemployment rate rose to 5.3 percent in the second quarter 2017 from 4.4 percent in second quarter 2016, up from 3.3 percent in second quarter in 2014, with youth unemployment at an estimated 12 percent in 2017, compared with 7.9 percent in 2014.The IMF recommended that the strategy focus on completing the adjustment, while insulating the economy from future commodity swings; and creating an enabling environment for the non-energy sector to be an engine of growth.“This growth should include improved FX access, business-friendly environment, diversification efforts, reduced crime, and “growth-friendly, efficiency-enhancing public investments.”last_img read more

Black Affairs Advisory Board Director Retha Boone-Fye to Receive FANM’s 2020…

first_imgMIAMI – Black Affairs Advisory Board Director Retha Boone-Fye is one of the six 2020 recipients of the Family Action Network Movement (FANM) awards.This year’s theme Each for Equal mirrors FANM’ mission to empower women and support their efforts to achieve gender equity and human rights. Boone-Fye is being recognized as a local leader who has made an impact in the community. The International Women’s Day gala will take place at 7 p.m., on March 7, at Florida International University’s Kovens Conference Center, 3000 N.E. 151 Street, Miami, Florida.The Black Affairs Advisory Board staffed by Boone-Fye held many “Village Dialogues,” engaging with the community and as a result, the “Civil Citation” program started. The aim of the program was to issue civil citations to non-violent students instead of sending them into the criminal justice system. Because of its success, the program was adopted statewide.Additionally, in an effort to promote and dispel the myth that there were not many viable African American organizations in Miami-Dade County, she conducted research and along with a dedicated group of volunteers printed the “Black World Guide” which lists elected officials, civic, social, cultural and local businesses which are comprised of African American members and owners.In order to expand the artistic component of the Black Affairs Advisory Board’s annual Black History celebration, Boone-Fye and the board invited a select group of community-involved women as part of the “Women of a New Tribe: Miami” exhibit, which made its debut in the downtown Miami’s  Stephen P. Clark Government Center. Years later, it became “Triumphant Spirits“ for men and “Vessels: Women of Substance,“ which is now a signature annual event every February.Boone-Fye is most proud of the “Community Pillars” awards program with the addition of the “Young Pillars Scholarship” as it provides financial assistance to young people who seek to pursue their education beyond high school. The Young Pillars Scholarship has resulted in over sixty young high school graduates being awarded scholarships toward their post-high school studies since 2005.Boone-Fye has served in her current capacity under the Office of Community Advocacy for 16 years. She previously held public affairs positions for the Urban League of Greater Miami, Miami-Dade Transit, Dade County Public Schools, and Miami’s only historically Black University, Florida Memorial.“Her leadership and achievements for the betterment of the community are too long to list and that is the reason she was selected for this award,” said FANM’s Executive Director Marleine Bastien. The other five award recipients are Archdeacon Jean Fritz Bazin, Dr. Rose Bleus, Conceptia Jean, Paul Novak Esq., and Ronald Surin Esq. The annual gala is FANM’s largest fundraiser of the year. Tickets for the event can be purchased via Eventbrite.last_img read more

European League wrap: Manchester United dominant in Premier League…

first_imgRelatedEuropean League wrap: Top guns dominate European leagues, Borussia Dortmund stumble yet againOctober 28, 2017In “England”European League wrap: Five-star Liverpool conclude perfect Premier League weekendAugust 28, 2017In “England”Premier League: Brighton Stun Favourites Manchester UnitedAugust 19, 2018In “England” LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 20: Marcos Alonso of Chelsea celebrates scoring his sides first goal with his Chelsea team mates during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on August 20, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)ENGLAND Manchester United recorded a comprehensive 4-0 win against Swansea City, away at the Liberty Stadium. Eric Bailly, Romelu Lukaku-his third of the season-, Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial with the goals for the Red Devils, who maintain their leadership on the log ahead of Huddersfield Town, thanks to a superior goal difference.Harry Kane extended his bizarre record of never scoring a league goal in August, after Chelsea defeated Tottenham Hotspur 2-1at Wembley Stadium, in the first-ever Premier League game on the ground. Marcos Alonso was the unlikely hero, netting a brace which saved the blushes of Michy Batshuayi, who scored an own goal minutes after coming on as a substitute.FRANCEChampions Monaco faced their toughest challenge yet of the new season, managing to win 1-0 away from home against Metz, thanks to Radamel Falcao’s 78th minute winner. The win lifts the champions into second-place on the table.Olympique Lyon and Bordeaux shared points in a six-goal thriller at the Stade de Gerland, in a round which saw Lyon relinquish top spot on the log. Nabir Fekir, Tete and Bertrand Traore all netted for Lyon, who threw away a two-goal lead, eventually drawing 3-3, no thanks to Lerager and Malcom’s goals in the final few minutes of the game.Neymar enjoyed a dream home debut in the colours of PSG; netting a brace, providing two assists and earning a penalty to secure a comfortable 6-2 win for 10-men PSG against Toulouse, as they lead the standing following the conclusion of matchday 3. The Brazilian superstar opened and completed scoring for PSG, added to further strikes from Adrien Rabiot, Edison Cavani, Javier Pastore and Layvin Kurzawa, thereby ensuring the numerical advantage handed the visitors following the 69th minute sending off of Marco Verratti didn’t put spanners in their works.GERMANYChampions Bayern Munich got their season off to a winning start at home to Bayer Leverkusen, earning a convincing 3-1 victory at the Allianz Arena. Goals from Suele, Tolisso and Robert Lewandowski, rendered Mehmedi’s strike for the visiting team a mere consolation.Borussia Dortmund began the new season in bullish form away from home, tearing apart Wolfsburg 3-0. Last season’s second-runner up were business-like on the day, netting goals from Christian Pulisic, Marc Bartra and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.Schalke 04 put fears of a turbulent season to rest, earning a comfortable 2-0 victory against Leipzig, on the opening round of the season. Nabil Bentaleb and Yevhen Konoplyanka were the goal scorers for the royal Blues, while defeat condemned last season’s runner-up to 16th-place.ITALYAction resumed in the Italian Serie A over the weekend, in what promises to be a highly competitive season, and a major test to Juventus six successive league titles.Juventus secured a routine home win against Cagilari to set a marker for the new season. Mario Mandzukic, Paolo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain all netted in a comfortable home win.New boy Aleksander Kolarov secured maximum points for Roma away at Atalanta, netting a 31st minute winner for the capital club.AC Milan appears determined to shred the tag of sleeping giants this season following a summer transfer window of heavy recruitment. The Rossoneri broke no sweat in securing a comfortable 3-0 win away at Crotone. Franck Kessie, Cutrone and Suso all netted goals inside the opening 23-minutes to hand Vincenzo Montella’s men a winning start to the season, equally dominating possession by 76%, the first time they had achieved that in Serie A since 2004/05 season.Inter Milan made light work of Fiorentina at the San Siro Stadium, thanks to a brace from Mauro Icardi and Ivan Perisic, to hand Luciano Spalletti a winning start to his reign as coach.last_img read more

Sky Bet Italia ups dynamic marketing capabilities with Betgenius

first_imgShare CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach  August 27, 2020 Submit Related Articles StumbleUpon Sky Bet Italia (Sky Betting & Gaming) has today confirmed that it will enhance its digital marketing campaigns and onsite player engagement services with Betgenius marketing provisions.Partnering with industry data, software and content specialist Betgenius, SkyBet.it will push to drive player engagement and personalised messaging as the operator seeks to expand its profile and coverage within the licensed Italian sports betting market.Moving forward, Skybet.it will integrate Betgenius’ contextual advertising API, which will serve relevant real-time betting suggestions to Skybet.it users and potential customers.SkyBet.it marketing detailed that Betgenius dynamic marketing provisions would help reduce customer acquisition costs and help improve player life-time values.Commenting on the marketing partnership Davide Magni, Media and Partnership Manager at SkyBet.it, said: “At Sky Bet we are committed to offering a superior experience to our customers. We think that this deal will help us boost our acquisition and, even more, increase customer retention through the provision of relevant information and added value.”Betgenius’ advertising creative is driven by real-time sports data, allowing its partners to display dynamic content such as live scores and odds within banners and widgets. Betgenius secures its second major Italian marketing partnership having been selected by bookmaker SNAI as lead digital marketing partner this February.Jack Davison, Managing Director at Betgenius, said: “This deal is another example of how Betgenius creates innovative digital marketing solutions that boost engagement and drive down acquisition costs. Highly targeted, relevant marketing is very much the future and we are excited to partner SkyBet.it to help grow its sportsbook with this service.” Share Betgenius expands virtual sports range with Kiron August 20, 2020 TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020last_img read more

bet365 Coates maintain position as highest ranking digital owners in The Sunday Times Rich List

first_img Share StumbleUpon Submit Playtech goes live in the US with bet365 August 7, 2020 Oddschecker: ‘Unusual circumstances’ fail to hinder Royal Ascot traffic July 23, 2020 BGC: Charities win big as bookies take beating in Britannia Stakes June 19, 2020 Related Articles Share The Coates family, the founders and largest shareholders of leading online betting operator bet365, have retained the title of highest-ranking digital enterprise owners in this year’s ‘The Sunday Times Rich List’.With a combined estimated wealth of £5 billion, Denise (CEO), John (COO) and Peter (Chairman) Coates have ranked 22nd in this year’s Rich List. The Sunday Times details that the family’s wealth has grown circa £1 billion in the last 12 months as bet365 continues to expand its online betting business.Denise Coates (CBE) has been ranked as the UK’s fifth richest woman. During the 2000’s, she transformed bet365, which holds a 5/5 performance rating on Bookmaker Ratings, from a small ‘family owned’ independent bookmaker chain to a digital giant.Coates’ success has placed her as the highest earning female in the UK and helped her to gain further accolades as one of the leading minds in digital enterprise operations, in 2012 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Staffordshire University .The family owners of Stoke City Football Club have retained a 93% share in ‘cash cow’ bet365. To date, the family has refused all requests by banks and financiers to take the bookmaker into a public listing, stating that they are simply not interested in the IPO game.The private family are among the highest charitable donors in the UK, having donated to national charities, international projects founded by Oxfam and University programs, while developing art and cultural foundations.last_img read more

Kwiff rapped by the ASA over TV advert

first_img Share ASA monitoring sweep marks gambling as the worst underage advertising offender August 26, 2020 For the second consecutive week, online sports betting app Kwiff, was caught up in the rulings from the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).Two elements of the advert caused complaints, however only one of which led to a complaint being upheld. The upheld complaint was with regards to the voice-over in the ad, which stated: “What does getting Kwiffed feel like? It feels like the end of a school day. The teacher says no homework tonight. But there was one thing I need you all to do. I need you to pop all these bubbles for me. Do you think you could do that?” The ad then showed the men’s reactions, who were excited in a childlike manner by the idea of popping bubble wrap. The ad then featured scenes of the men popping bubble wrap with great enjoyment.The ASA cited that it considered popping bubble wrap was mostly enjoyed by young children and therefore concluded that the scenes showing the men popping bubble wrap depicted juvenile behaviour, which was prohibited in gambling ads under the BCAP Code.On the other hand, the ASA dismissed the complaint that the ad was of particular appeal to minors, stating that although the ad was set in a classroom, it did not resemble a modern classroom. It meant that following on from last week’s warning where the ASA told Kwiff to be careful with regards to advertising misleading odds in its adverts, this week the ASA told Kwiff to cease using the advert in question in its current form and warned them against displaying ads that feature juvenile behaviour. The ASA also dismissed a complaint over a previously modified advert placed by Paddy Power, which , featured a jaded casino security guard singing to the tune of “Papa Loves Mambo” while watching through monitors the casino customers gambling. With regards to this complaint, the ASA deemed the ad did not portray, condone or encourage gambling behaviour that was socially irresponsible, or portray gambling as indispensable or as taking priority in life over other commitments. Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 UK gambling adopts toughest online advertising code to protect underage audiences August 27, 2020 Share Related Articles StumbleUpon Submitlast_img read more

Xtremepush: Why real-time messaging is key to maximising revenue from live betting

first_img Xtremepush secures ‘OpenMarket’ supplier accreditation   August 26, 2020 Submit Share Share Parimatch hails top talent of inaugural ‘Universal Sports & Games Hackathon’ August 14, 2020 Related Articles Polish wagering report highlights STS market dominance  August 17, 2020 StumbleUpon Xtremepush will emphasise the importance of real-time, personalised and automated messaging to maximise revenue from live betting at this week’s Betting on Sports.The firm’s multichannel engagement and analytics platform has been driving conversion during live events for sports betting and gaming clients such as Paddy Power Betfair, Oddschecker, Fortuna Entertainment, NetBet, Rush Street Interactive, 888 Holdings, SportPesa and Parimatch.Commenting ahead of his speaking slot at Olympia London, CEO Tommy Kearns highlighted the impact that its real-time capabilities are having on its substantial portfolio of recognised brands.“Live betting engagement requires two things; a central repository that is pulling all of the different data sources into one place and the ability to deliver real-time odds to the right players instantly,” he said. “Xtremepush’s platform acts as both the data warehouse and the actual engagement hub across all of a sportsbook’s channels; website, mobile app, SMS, email.“It’s clear that live betting is only going to grow in importance for the foreseeable future. The US market is particularly exciting in this regard because of how their major sports are structured and the abundance of in-game statistics to leverage.”Kearns went on to outline the key elements of the platform that its clients use to create real-time engagement campaigns.Instant data-streamingIn-play campaigns are only possible if the flow of data is instant. Xtremepush uses high-speed data-streaming platforms like Apache Kafka to ensure that clients can deliver the most accurate odds to their players.Real-time event triggersAutomated campaigns are set up with real-time triggers to send messages as soon as a particular event occurs. For example, during a soccer match you might send messages at half-time, after a goal has been scored or when a red card has been issued.Dynamic contentIn order to engage players at scale, a campaign needs to be able to pull in dynamic content. This ensures each message is relevant and personalised to the recipient, with real-time odds, match statistics and details from the player’s CRM profile.Intelligent segmentation and personalisationWe work with sportsbooks to develop detailed customer segments, based on attributes such as a player’s typical bet-type, spend and frequency and even their preferred engagement channel. This level of targeting leads to increased engagement rates and ROI.Campaign automationIt simply isn’t practical to hire the number of people required to manually send in-play messages. That’s why a sophisticated campaign builder is essential. Xtremepush has a best-in-class solution that allows a small team to create cross-channel campaigns quickly.Xtremepush’s sports betting and gaming experts will be exhibiting from Stand I1 at Betting on Sports. To book a meeting, click here.The company’s Head of Global Partnerships Robbie Sexton will also be speaking on Thursday 19th September (15.50-16.35) in Conference Room 3. The topic is ‘Live Betting – The Next Steps’ – as part of the Technology in Focus track.last_img read more