Month: August 2020

August 31, 2020

African Heritage Cultural Arts Center Presents THE COLORED MUSEUM by George…

first_imgThe African Heritage Cultural Arts Center cordially invites South Floridians  to their production of George C. Wolfe’s The Colored Museum. This satire play will run from October 3-October 14, 2018 at the Joseph Caleb Auditorium, 5400 NW 22nd Avenue Miami, FL 33142.The DirectorDirected by Miami native and FAMU alumni Jamel Booth, this play expounds on prominent themes and identities in the African American culture. Displayed in a fictional museum, 11 exhibits are performed as one-person plays or monologues to discuss themes such as, racism, stereotypes, segregation, slavery, and intra-community conflicts in black culture. Overwhelming critical acclaim The Colored Museum received overwhelming critical praise for its provocative subject matter and in-depth exploration of the African-American theatrical and cultural past. It has been performed in New Jersey, New York, and London, most famously at the Royal Court Theater.The playwright George Costello Wolfe is an African-American playwright and stage/film director best known for directing Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, as well as the musical, Bring in ‘da Noise/Bring in ‘da Funk. He won Tony awards for his direction of each and served as Artistic Director of The Public Theater in New York from 1993 to 2004.The AHCAC A premier arts training institution in Liberty City, the AHCAC is nationally-recognized for developing hundreds of outstanding artists in all arts disciplines for nearly thirty-four years. Known as the artistic home of alumnus Tarell Alvin McCraney, co-creator of the award-winning movie, Moonlight, the Center’s other distinguished alumni include Robert Battle, Artistic Director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; Bianca Brewton, dancer (Janet Jackson and Beyoncé); Shareef Clayton, a Grammy-nominated Jazz trumpeter (Arturo Sandoval and Stevie Wonder); and tap dancer Marshall Davis, Jr., associate choreographer of the Tony-nominated play, Shuffle Along. Ticket information:–         The opening night reception will be on October 5, 2018 and will feature light hors d’oeuvre, beverages and a Meet and Greet with the cast.  To have questions answered or need special consideration, please contact the Theater Director, Jazmin Jones-Oliver at 305-638-6771 or email: jazmin.jones@miamidade.gov.last_img read more

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Lambe restored as Bermuda captain

first_imgHAMILTON, Bermuda, CMC – Winger Reggie Lambe has been reinstated as Bermuda captain for their CONCACAF Nations League qualifier against El Salvador here on Friday night, after being stripped of the honor in his side’s 12-0 win over Saint Maarten last month.Lambe, 27, who scored a hat-trick in that match, was replaced as captain by defender Danté Leverock, but will lead his country against El Salvador at the National Stadium.MysteryMystery surrounds why the winger, who plays for English league Two side Cambridge United, was temporarily relieved of his responsibilities by national coach Kyle Lightbourne.Lambe took over as captain from Nahki Wells, who has not played for his country for three-and-a-half years, often missing league matches for his club side to return for friendlies.Lightbourne had said he planned to consult with his coaching staff before deciding who would lead Bermuda.With Wells – currently on loan at English Championship outfit Queens Park Rangers from Premier League club Burnley – returning to the fold for the first time since March 2015, when he captained the island in two World Cup qualifying fixtures against the Bahamas, it is likely his name was in the mix.Reggie Lambe will once again lead Bermuda“We want everyone to feel a part of what’s going on,” Lightbourne said. “We will feel it out and go from there.”Speaking before the captaincy was announced, Leverock said he intended to be a leader on and off the pitch, regardless of the decision.“It was a privilege to lead out my nation; something I’ll never forget,” Leverock said.“Whoever captains the country, I know they will do what it takes to motivate the guys. We have leaders all over the pitch and that’s the most important thing.”El Salvador, who are 70th in FIFA rankings, 110 positions above Bermuda, have made a strong start to the Nations League qualifiers with a 2-1 win away to Montserrat and a 3-0 victory at home to Barbados. Bermuda’s 12-0 win over Sint Maarten came after they lost 3-1 away to Aruba.Lightbourne, 50, has fond memories of facing El Salvador during his playing days. He is perhaps best remembered for a thumping header to give Bermuda a 1-0 win over the Central Americans in a World Cup qualifier at the National Stadium in 1992.Lightbourne, who enjoyed success as a professional in England, particularly at Walsall, still ranks the goal as the most important goal of his career.“That goes down as my most famous goal,” Lightbourne said. “I might have scored a couple of more spectacular goals, but it comes down to the context of playing for your country, the importance of the game, and having to deliver on the day against a team ranked way above us.”last_img read more

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Grenada on target to meet visitor arrivals figure

first_imgGrenada says it is gearing to welcome half a million visitors to the island with tourism officials saying the “marketing beyond the main hub” campaign,Targeting 500,000 visitors“We’re on track to meet our target of 500,000 overall visitors to Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique this year and being at World Travel Market provided an unrivalled opportunity to champion Grenada to the global travel industry and media,” said Patricia Maher, the chief executive officer of the Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA).“In 2017 we set this target of welcoming 500,000 visitors to the island and from what we are seeing now, we are going to achieve this as we expand our reach within the traditional source markets,” said Maher who explained that as of September the island had recorded an increase of 20.45 per cent in visitor arrivals when compared to the same period last year.US, UK and Canada main markets The GTA said that the main source markets continue to be the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada and that plans are also in place to target more cities in those countries.“For example, Scotland is now included as a main market within the United Kingdom; Atlanta, Chicago and Boston is now a focus within the USA market and Montreal is now included as a place for essential marketing in the Canadian market, we are deepening our connections in these markets,” she said.“Growth in these markets, can lead to changes and so we will continue our marketing efforts and strategies in these cities as we embark on initiatives to encourage more visitors to the island,” she added.GTA has also linked the growth in arrivals to a number of new flights from Canada.Air Canada is adding a new flight as of mid-December and on December 18, Grenada will have three direct flights weekly from Canada’s Toronto Pearson International Airport.“This additional weekly flight will give Canadians more options to fly from Toronto direct into St. George’s, Grenada,” said Maher.GTA figures show that since 2009, the island has welcomed an increasing number of Canadian visitors. In 2015, an estimated 10,790 visitors came to the island, increasing to 11,383 last year.last_img read more

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Better to create bridges than build walls

first_imgLast Saturday, Nov. 18, former Jamaican Prime Minister Percival James Patterson addressed a large audience of Jamaicans and friends at the Lasco Chin Foundation Inaugural Benefit at the Miramar Cultural Center, In  praising Jamaican businessman Lascelles Chin’s for his l initiative in creating the Foundation, and thanking the Diaspora for its outreach to Jamaica, Patterson said, “It is better to create bridges than build walls.” Successful Jamaican country boyIn his address the former prime minister focused on the need for assistance to develop Jamaica through its youth,  hailing Chin as a Jamaican “country boy who has prospered and determined to give back, to empower vulnerable youth in our island home.”Indicating that 45 percent of Jamaica’s population is comprised of young people 24 years-old and under, Patterson said “We need to recognise children and youth as active agents of future growth and development. Not  just as passive recipients of assistance. This is necessary, to break the vicious cycle of generational poverty while preventing the spread of social dysfunction in families and communities, societal disorder, crime and violent behaviour.”Wealth in human resources Patterson said he has long held the view that the real wealth of Jamaica lies in its human resources.  “Our people are our most valuable asset. Our youth are our future who we cherish and equip as the main source of our growth and prosperity…..(but in) Jamaica, there is mounting concern as to how we treat our children.”He referred to Chin ad himself growing up in poverty in Jamaica; in Manchester and Hanover respectively. Although the communities had poor children who didn’t go to school regularly, and walking barefoot “they were never brutalized, murdered and sexually abused as today.”  Too many youth are victims of crime“Too many of our youth have now become victims and vulnerable to crime, drug addiction, social conditions where they live; and to exploitation by the negative propensity for bleaching.“We have to insist on positive social values and the attitudes which will build a healthy and educated population, caring for its environment in a just, secure and equitable society.”The former PM urged Jamaicans at home and abroad to change this mindset and encourage hard work, honesty, persistence, enterprise, gratitude, peace, unity, self-respect, among the youth. “We have to promote the entrepreneurial mind,” he said..In this context Patterson again hailed Chin and for  creating the Lasco Chin Foundation.Hails Lasco Chin Foundation initiative “Such initiatives are so vital,” Patterson said. “That the Lasco Chin Foundation has made the mission of implementing sustainable social and economic intervention for youth in Jamaica, its central objective is both timely and commendable.  It is seeking to help us attain the primary objectives of any society: producing vibrant, productive people whose education, training and socialisation prepare them to be responsible citizens; capable of good wholesome human interactions and who add value to national economic output. I commend the Foundation’s Founder and Chairman for the vision and courage to embark on this critical initiative that is vital to the very survival of our Jamaican youth and indeed our nation itself.”Appeal to Jamaican DiasporaPatterson encouraged the Diaspora to support this project of incalculable value. “By supporting this vital initiative, we are supporting the progress and development of  our people and our entire country.” He said Jamaica needs the Diaspora continuing support in building the “human Stock” through skill training to transform the youth into trained professionals. “Especially among members of the Diaspora, strategic partnership/collaboration is essential for long-term success.”Praising the Diaspora for making “a sterling contribution” to the advancement of Jamaica, Paterson said “It is better to create bridges than to build walls.”Along with guest of honor, Lascells chin, other guests at the gala including Jamaican Consul General Oliver Mair, and Mayor of Miramar Wayne Messam. The master of ceremonies was Leo Gillings.last_img read more

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2018 WCQ: Ghana To Host Zambia Ahead Of Must Win Match Against Nigeria.

first_imgThe Chipolopolo of Zambia will spend a week in Ghana to acclimatize ahead of their must-win game against the Super Eagles of Nigeria next month.According to the itinerary made known by the federation president Andrew Kamanga, the team will head to Spain for a two-week intensive training before assembling in the West African nation for final preparations.Nigeria are currently top of Group B with 10 points, while Zambia sit second with 7 points. An outright win for the Super Eagles knocks the wind of the sails of other teams in the group and guarantees their third straight World Cup qualification. A win for Zambia equals point and delays qualification for either team.Match to be played on 7 October 2017, at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo.Relatedlast_img

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August 30, 2020

Tributes paid to Dewsbury bookmaking legend George Carrigill

first_imgShare What does Kyle Edmund success mean for UK tennis betting market? January 24, 2018 Share Neil McArthur – UKGC backs Leeds Clinic to develop stronger community networks April 5, 2019 Related Articles Paddy Power sponsors CONIFA ‘Rebels’ World Football Cup March 23, 2018 StumbleUpon Submit Betting industry tributes have been paid to bookmaker George Carrigill, who passed away last Thursday following a short illness.Aged 84, Carrigill was the founder of Dewsbury (West Yorkshire) based independent bookmaker ‘Carrigill’s Betting Centres’, a business he had first started in 1954 with the £300 his father had left him.Carrigill was one of the first UK businessmen to open a licensed betting premises in 1961, following the introduction of the ‘1960 Betting & Gaming Act’ which allowed for commercial betting and bingo properties to operate as ‘private member’ establishments.At the height of his business’ success, Carrigill would operate nine Carrigill Betting Centres around the Yorkshire county area during the 1980s.However, as cost and competition increased within the UK retail betting sector, Carrigill was forced to downsize his firm’s operations and today there are only six shops remaining carrying the Carrigill name.A positive and thoughtful character, Carrigill told local media that he could never retire from betting as ‘The job is my hobby and my hobby is my job. I just love the involvement in it.”Carrigill leaves two sons Bill and Paul, daughter Fiona, and seven grandchildren.last_img read more

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Ihre Consulting unveils new look site

first_img Submit Three betting brands become five for Campeón Gaming Partners May 15, 2019 Share Flutter strengthens igaming offering with CasinoEngine December 17, 2019 mybet returns with Deutsche Eishockey play-off sponsorship March 6, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Share Affiliate network and management agency, Ihre Consulting, has launched a new look site which is aimed at being more user friendly.Claire Wellard, Ihre ConsultingThe rebrand showcases the products and services offered alongside the industry awards the company has picked up since it was founded back in 2010. This includes its most recent nomination for the EGR B2B Awards 2017.The site has been overhauled in order to provide a platform which is easy to navigate and the release stated that it ‘provides affiliates with a clear picture of what they can expect from working with Ihre’. The company’s full roster of clients is also displayed, and it includes testimonials from the likes of Betsafe, 888, Evolution Gaming and more.Claire Wellard, COO, at Ihre Consulting, commented: “We are delighted to have gone live with the new Ihre Consulting website, making it much easier for affiliates to learn about the products and services we offer.“The site feels clean and crisp, and showcases the incredible work we do and the results we achieve for, and with, our affiliate and operator partners.”This site rebrand comes after Ihre Consulting recently made moves to strengthen and bulk up its management team with a number of new senior hires across its three offices in Stockholm, London and Tel Aviv.Ihre Consulting launched in 2010 with just one client, the German operator MyBet, and ‘with the aim of connecting affiliates, operators and third parties together via mutually beneficial partnerships’. As of now it has over 140 partners in the form of both operators and affiliates.last_img read more

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Mor Weizer: Playtech –  ‘Local Heroes’ can overcome 2018’s challenge

first_imgShare Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 Related Articles Share GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 StumbleUpon SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Opening the ‘Playtech Academy’ at ICE 2018, Group Chief Executive Mor Weizer details that company leadership is unfazed by the radically changing regulatory landscape impacting all industry stakeholders.Leading Playtech Plc since 2007, Weizer states that his firm’s services and operations have helped tier1 clients overcome all previous regulatory challenges, 2018 is therefore no new phenomenon for the FTSE technology supplier.For industry technology providers, 2018 appears a daunting prospect as betting operators face tougher regulations and advertising restrictions in lucrative markets such as the UK and Australia.Not so for Playtech, which Weizer states has expanded by the belief that ‘regulation equals maturity, which in turn produces stable conditions’.Meeting 2018 drastic regulatory changes, Weizer and Playtech executives firmly believe ‘this is the time to support the industry’s local heroes’, those legacy tier1 betting operators with established retail and digital verticals.Whilst times appear tough, Weizer points to Playtech’s successful record at creating effective omni-channel systems, helping clients such as William Hill, Ladbrokes Coral and SNAI Italia bridge retail and digital consumer dynamics.From a consumer perspective, Weizer states that operators and wider technology stakeholders need to optimise their user data information and gathering techniques to fully understand customer trends and dynamics between products and verticals. Weizer points to omni-channel data-led strategies that have worked within the entertainment and retail sectors, as sectors’, stating that these new engagements should motivate operators.Ending his ICE 2018 presentation, Weizer tells attending press delegates that he is most pleased with his firm’s ability to demonstrate ‘dynamic concepts every year’, which are then developed into ‘effective client products’… Weizer is right to question whether other technology leaders at ICE 2018 can make the same claim. Submitlast_img read more

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“Wager Wednesday” – Three Lions send UK into betting frenzy

first_img StumbleUpon Related Articles Payment processing firm Worldpay is predicting a “Wager Wednesday” ahead of England’s semi-final clash with Croatia, with the Three Lions’ winning streak sending the UK into a betting frenzy.Gareth Southgate’s boys are on the cusp of glory moving into the match, and Worldpay’s analysis of consumer spending suggests that wagering will far surpass that seen in previous rounds.A closer look at gambling trends during England’s knockout matches found:Football fans bet big on England’s clash with Colombia. Online betting volumes surged by 29% ahead of the game, compared to the previous Tuesday, while the value of bets increased by 38% – suggesting that fans are putting their money where their mouths are.Betting peaked just one minute before the start of the game, with secondary spikes occurring at the end of the 90 minutes, and just before the penalty shootout.Gambling before England vs Sweden peaked on Friday 6th June, with online betting volumes up by 24% week-on-week. Fans were likely getting their bets in early, with the other quarter-final matches generating a lot of interest too.Commenting on the recent frenzy of betting, Daniel Belda, VP Growth – Digital Content & Gambling at Worldpay said: “It’s been a huge week for Britain’s bookmakers, with England’s good form sparking a flutter frenzy on everything from the Golden Boot to golden goals. “As the nation packs into pubs to roar on the Three Lions during the team’s biggest match in nearly 30 years, we are expecting mobile betting to soar, with fans taking a punt from the comfort of their bar stool or beer garden. “Bookies should therefore be prepared for the flurry of last-minute wagers before the start of the match, and at the end of the 90 minutes if the game goes to extra time.” SBC Roundtable: A new ‘Pace’ for live cricket trading July 8, 2020 Share Submit Share LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 Betsson outrides pandemic challenges as regulatory dramas loom July 21, 2020last_img read more

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BETDAQ launches ‘next-level’ commercial API

first_img AllSported launches greyhound racing API April 15, 2020 Sports betting exchange BETDAQ has announced the launch of its ‘next-level’ API service, available to commercial partners which automatically provides ‘instant market pricing information’.Updating stakeholders, BETDAQ redevelops its API capabilities, eliminating the need for ‘customers to pull the data via manual requests’.The improved API is constantly maintained and can be tailored to customers ‘tailored selections’, minimising work for client development teams.“Full connection to BETDAQ’s ultra-reliable Commercial API feed allows sportsbook operators to take advantage of automated risk management and hedging.The platform processes 18 billion orders annually and has gone a record 500+ days without an unplanned outage.” BETDAQ details in its corporate release.Furthermore, BETDAQ details that its commercial clients will gain a significant advantage in establishing market prices, due to data pulled from its platform’s growing liquidity, boosted by the success of its permanent switch to a 2% commission structure.Alan Casey, BETDAQ Commercial Manager, said: “The launch of Streaming API takes the BETDAQ Commercial API feed to the next level, ensuring further efficiencies as well as a greater reduction in overheads and resource requirements for our sportsbook partners.“The successful introduction of 2% commission has been responsible for a marked uplift in trading volumes that has resulted in improved prices and ever-increasing liquidity levels. There has never been a better time to become a Commercial API partner.” Share Submit BETDAQ adopts 0% commission across majority of sports December 17, 2019 Share StumbleUpon The Premier League is back: How will the betting market react? June 16, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more

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