CASA All Stars lift Hazelle Rogers Trophy

first_imgAction from the Hazelle Rogers trophy CASA All Stars drubbed FC Spartans from Palm Beach 4-2 to win the Hazelle Rogers Trophy at Lauderhill Sports Complex last Saturday.The match was part of annual Unifest celebrations which also featured netball matches.In the Caribbean American Soccer Association Masters League, South Florida Kickers played to a 0-0 draw with Rockers FC.Game two of the Masters League saw Lauderdale FC against Attackers FC. The Lauderdale team dominated for a 3-0 win through goals from prolific goalscorer Percival Stanigar, Kevin Barnett and Mark Campbell.In game three, leading goalscorer Peter Marshall scored a penalty to give Creekers Masters a 1-0 win over Oldtymers FC.The CASA Super and Masters League continues on Saturday at Lauderhill Sports Complex.last_img read more

Study examines weaknesses and opportunities in Caribbean intra-regional trade

first_imgCaribbean Community (CARICOM) agriculture ministers have been presented with a study that analyzed the weaknesses and opportunities in intra-regional food trade and transportation, the Guyana-based CARICOM Secretariat has said.The Business Development Thematic Group (BDTG), chaired by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), with support from Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member countries, presented the study that also proposed actions to improve the regional transportation system and logistics environment, in a bid to enhance production development in these countries.During the presentation, Bahamas Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, Michael Pintard, acknowledged that, “logistics for transportation and trade of fresh produce along trade routes is of vital importance to the region and taking action in this regard is a matter of urgency”.The study pinpointed successful cases worth emulating, such as the Container Examination Station at Point Lisas Industrial Port Development Corporation in Trinidad and Tobago and the in-port cold storage facility operated by Barbados Ice Company (BICO).However, these cases must now be replicated in other countries in the region and reforms undertaken to streamline transactions at Customs and other border agencies. There is also a need to harmonize customs procedures throughout the region.The presentation was made by Nigel Durrant, Agribusiness Specialist at the CARICOM Secretariat, who stressed the needs of small producers and exporters, who transport much of the fresh produce in the region, particularly in the Eastern Caribbean, which often has limited refrigeration facilities and infrastructure for loading operations and storage.The statement quoted Durrant as explaining that the study had identified three logistics routes for the southern, eastern and northern Caribbean, and had indicated the types of investments that would be needed to improve the integration of these routes.“The presentation also spoke to work being undertaken by the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) in the area of agricultural insurance; the development of agricultural trade ties throughout the Region by the Caribbean Export Development Agency; and the creation of investment profiles by the Caribbean Agribusiness Association and the Institute,” the statement added.last_img read more

Broward County Ramps up Enforcement to Keep Economy Open

first_imgBROWARD COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR Bertha Henry “Broward County had hoped to continue reopening our economy further,” said Henry, “but the increase in social gatherings, and non-compliance by many to social distancing and facial covering requirements has resulted in a surge in COVID-19cases and a reduction in hospital capacity. These public safety actions are necessary to slow community spread. Compliance is key. If everyone will do their part, we can get back to reopening our economy. ” All businesses that violate local emergency orders will be forced to close for 24 hours after their first citation, with each subsequent citation incurring an additional 72 hours of closure (e.g. 96 hour closure after a second citation, 168 hour closure after a third citation etc.). BROWARD COUNTY, FL – As the number of COVID-19 cases, positivity rates and hospitalizations continue to rise, Broward County has increased its regulatory efforts and increase penalties for those who violate emergency orders. Today, Broward County Administrator Bertha Henry issued Emergency Order 20-21, which is an all-inclusive order to clarify previous Emergency Orders. The Order is effective at 12:01 AM on Friday, July 10, 2020. Additionally, restaurants and other food establishments must discontinue the on-premise consumption of food and alcoholic beverages between 10PM until 5AM. Take out, delivery, drive-through or pick up service will still be permitted. Residents are urged to report business violations online at Mybroward.Broward.org or call 311. Both types of reports can be made anonymously. Code and law enforcement officers may shut down businesses that are in non-compliance. To track business violations in your community, visit Broward.org/Coronavirus.last_img read more

Philippe Coutinho Is Not For Sale – Liverpool Releases Official Statement Amidst Barcelona Interest

first_img“The club’s definitive stance is that no offers for Philippe will be considered and he will remain a member of Liverpool Football Club when the summer window closes.”25-year-old Coutinho, who signed a five-year contract extension with the Anfield side in January this year, joined Liverpool from Inter Milan in January 2013, becoming an integral part in Liverpool’s charge for success, scoring 14 goals and providing seven assists for Klopp’s men last season.RelatedLiverpool’s Philippe Coutinho Hands In Transfer RequestAugust 11, 2017In “England”Barcelona To Make Fourth & Final Coutinho Bid This Week – ReportsAugust 23, 2017In “Europe”VIDEO: Watch Liverpool Store Take Down Coutinho Poster, Amidst Barcelona InterestAugust 13, 2017In “England” Liverpool has reiterated their strong stance concerning the future of Philippe Coutinho, insisting that “no offers for Philippe will be considered”.The Merseyside club reportedly rejected Barcelona’s £90.4m second bid for the Brazilian midfielder on Wednesday, following the rejection of the first bid in July, believed to be around £72m.A statement on Liverpool’s official website reads: ‘We wish to offer clarity as regards our position on a possible transfer of Philippe Coutinho.”last_img read more

South Africa Accept FIFA Ruling, To Replay World Cup Qualifier

first_imgThe South African Football Association (SAFA), have accepted FIFA’s ruling to replay the 2018 World Cup qualifying game against Senegal “on ethical and moral grounds”.Last week, FIFA bureau committee ruled that the tie will be replayed following the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) upholding the lifetime ban of Ghanaian referee Joseph Odartei Lamptey over unlawfully influencing South Africa vs Senegal match results last year November.SAFA, who had earlier considered appealing the ruling said in a statement on Tuesday that it “has decided on ethical and moral grounds that if this match was manipulated, we should replay it”.“We have, however, noted that the official at the center of all this controversy has appealed his case to the courts of law.”“If the courts overturn the decision, everything becomes null and void and Safa will reserve its right to challenge the decision of Fifa to replay the match.”Referee Lamptey was found guilty of breaching art. 69 par. 1 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code following South Africa 2-1 victory over Senegal in the World Cup qualifier last year.“Safa’s zero tolerance on corrupt activities within football are well documented and it is in this light that we decided to comply with the Fifa directive.” the statement added.The replay will now take place within the November 2017 international window with the exact date yet to be determined.Related2018 World Cup Qualifier: South Africa Vs Senegal To Be Replayed In NovemberSeptember 6, 2017In “Africa”Burkina Faso Drags FIFA To Court Over World Cup Qualifier ReplaySeptember 19, 2017In “Africa”Disgraced Referee Joseph Lamptey Had Match-Fixing History – FIFA InvestigatorsJanuary 16, 2018In “Africa”last_img read more

Craig Shakespeare latest casualty of Leicester City title hangover

first_imgRelated Premier League club Leicester City on Tuesday parted company with manager Craig Shakespeare-that’s putting it nicely. The English coach who replaced erstwhile manager Claudio Ranieri in interim capacity in February was handed a three-year deal in May, but not surprisingly was sacked just ten games into the new contract.It brings to three the number of managers the Foxes have parted company with in the past 27 months, inclusive of Nigel Pearson-who impressively kept them up on their return to the topflight, and Ranieri-a league champion against all odds.By the time Leicester City expectedly appoint a new manager in the next couple of days, Thomas Tuchel top of the wanted list; it will bring to four the number of managers on the clubs payroll by the Thai led-management in four seasons in the Premier League, provided they do not end up appointing a third manager before the end of the season.That surely dwarfs the figures of even the trigger happy Roman Abramovich, but only surpassed by five managerial appointments made by the Steve Parish owned Crystal Palace who have employed five coaches-Tony Pulis, Alan Pardew, Sam Allardyce, Frank De Boer and Roy Hodgson- since the start of the 2014/15 season.What possibly went wrong with Shakespeare? who at some point was seen as the messiah and best thing to have happened to the Foxes last season, following a disastrous campaign which saw them struggle at the bottom end of the table, creating unpleasant records as defending league champions and majority of their key players from the title winning campaign suddenly going AWOL on the pitch, only experiencing a revival with the coming of the English manager.Shakespeare’s record in reality wasn’t totally bad. He managed 26 games, won 11 games, drew six and lost nine, and averaged a win percent of 42.3 in the period under review. The management funded his transfer shortlist during the summer window, recruiting the likes of Kelechi Iheanacho, Harry Maguire, Vicente Iborra and a few others, but in reality the English manager at 53 was never good enough for a permanent coaching gig, the damage control role which he executed to perfection, perhaps his best coaching strength in the topflight.Curiously, like it was the case the previous season, the new recruits save for Wilfred Ndidi and Maguire all struggled to earn starting places in the lineup, which throws-up the question: Are Leicester City too complex, compact, and superior for new signings to earn a starting shirt?The wide players-Marc Albrighton and Riyad Mahrez- have consistently proven to be untouchable, hence limiting the game time of superb talents and options such as Demarai Gray and Ahmed Musa. Upfront, Jamie Vardy and Shinji Okazaki remain favourites to bang in the goals as a striking pair, thereby condemning the duo of Iheanacho and Islam Slimani, who both possess individual specialist goal scoring attributes largely underutilised.Leicester City fans and management might argue they have a competitive squad, which only two seasons ago were league champions, but in reality they remain hung-over from the victory and success of that campaign, making them find it impossible to improve a very average squad.Ranieri, Shakespeare and the incoming manager might not necessarily have the antidote to the recent alarming slump and decline in fortunes. What the club have to do together in unity is agree to parade only the best at every given time, eliminate squad mutiny and forge ahead from the tag of 2016 champions, a rare modern day miracle which obviously is the Foxes greatest undoing after two seasons.last_img read more

Who Leads? William Hill struggling to find a CEO

first_img GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 Share Submit SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Gareth DavisThe Financial Times has reported that FTSE-listed William Hill is struggling to find a new Chief Executive to officially lead the company following the departure of James Henderson in July.At present, William Hill leadership is being filled by interim-CEO Philip Bowcock, who joined the company last November as CFO from UK cinema chain ‘Cineworld’.The six-month search for Henderson’s replacement has been led by group Executive Chairman Gareth Davis, with the Financial Times reporting of several approaches initiated by the operator, but with ‘no formal offers’ being  made.GVC Holdings CEO Kenneth Alexander has been named as a William Hill leadership target, however, Alexander is reported to have turned down Hill’s proposition stating that his focus was on merging GVC and bwin.party assets.Former Betfair Chief Operations Officer Mark Brooker is another reported target to have turned down William Hill’s governance advancements.Philip Bowcock remains the leading in-house candidate and has expressed taking leadership permanently. However, Bowcock’s lack of industry experience has divided William Hill’s board as to whether he should lead the firm’s performance turnaround.Following a six-month search, Industry analysts and commentators have detailed that the bookmaker’s problems in finding a new CEO point to a ‘lack of succession planning’ by William Hill governance. StumbleUpon GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Related Articles Sharelast_img read more

Ganapati Malta to focus on freshness at ICE 2017

first_img StumbleUpon 21Bet launches World Cup Bank Builder January 22, 2018 Related Articles Submit Share ICE veterans will know that you need a suitcase to take home the amount of freebies you tend to end up with and so Ganapati Malta has opted for a more creative alternative.The Japanese games creator will distribute over 20,000 wet towels to visitors as they enter the ExCeL Centre with the tagline of ‘Freshen up your casino content’. The company is one of 91 first time exhibitors and Ganapati’s specific aim is to combine Japan’s famous animation with intelligent maths modelling.The company will be offering further hospitality in a bid to be remembered by attendees. At its stand (S2-325) there’ll be sushi, sake, music, dancing as well as an introduction to the company’s unique online casino slot games.Richard Hogg of Ganapati, stated: “We are working with the best studios, both internally and externally, to create innovative content that merges Japanese culture and online gambling.  Our aim is to become the world’s pre-eminent  distributor of this new kind of gambling content.  The strategy is to develop new games and in the process, develop a whole new entertainment world.“We will shortly have licences in both the UK and Malta and are currently putting together a comprehensive range of games, so it’s a great time to start talking to potential partners.  Fundamentally, ICE is the world’s number one gaming exhibition and attracts visitors from across the globe. As such, there’s no better place to launch and we are approaching what is an important three days with activity, energy and bundles of enthusiasm. It’s going to be a great week and one which I am certain we will look back on as a pivotal moment in our development.” Time to innovate: BetGames.tv gets BOS attention September 11, 2019 SBTech boosts platform offering with BetGames.TV deal April 14, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

Playtech secures Caesars EMEA casino systems management contract for UK properties

first_img Playtech goes live in the US with bet365 August 7, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Share Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 Submit Industry platform and technology systems Playtech Plc has confirmed that it has secured a contract agreement with US casino operator Caesars Entertainment EMEA division to supply its casino management provisions across eight UK properties including the world-famous Empire Casino in central London.The casino management provisions will be delivered by Playtech subsidiary IGS, and will replace Caesars EMEA legacy systems with Playtech ‘Neon Enterprise’ solutions.Moving forward Caesars EMEA properties will gain better reporting and player management services across its UK portfolio which currently covers 178 gaming tables and 427 electronic terminals.Furthermore, Caesars EMEA detailed that it would optimise its security and compliance provisions by integrating ‘Neon Enterprise’ solutions, advancing Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Know Your Customer (KYC) and Enhanced Due Diligence controls.Alex Oswald, CFO of Caesars Entertainment EMEA, said: “From my previous experience of using Neon – specifically Neon Analytics and the data it provides operators – I knew that it would make a significant impact if deployed within Caesars Entertainment properties.“IGS’ approach to scoping the required system features and integrations – which are numerous within the estate – set them apart during partner evaluations.”Martin Sykes, Managing Director of IGS, commented on the Caesars EMEA contract “We’re committed to the expansion of Neon Enterprise across the UK and bringing Caesars Entertainment EMEA on board cements our position as leaders in the market.“By deploying regular, road-mapped changes to all customers, such as suspicious ticket-in, ticket-out (TITO) activity features in the spring release, we are able to move the whole customer base forward together.“The specific strategy of focusing on compliance controls in the last 18 months has paid dividends and I look forward to working with Caesars in the coming years ahead.”  Sykes added. Related Articles Retail closures have ‘severe’ impact on Playtech August 5, 2020last_img read more

William Hill takes title sponsorship of St Leger Festival

first_img William Hill accelerates transformation agenda to overcome COVID realities August 5, 2020 Share Share Submit StumbleUpon Gamesys tops list for GambleAware Q1 donations July 10, 2020 Related Articles SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Philip Bowcock – William HillAgreeing to terms with racecourse operator Arena Racing Company (ARC), William Hill will become the new title sponsor of the St Leger Festival, a heritage event for UK racing stakeholders.Signing a three-year deal, the four-day festival will now be rebranded as ‘The William Hill St Leger Festival’ (13-16 September).Further to its sponsorship, William Hill has boosted the prize pool for the St Leger Stakes, the world’s oldest Classic horserace to £700,000. Alongside the feature race, William Hill will sponsor the following races;The William Hill Handicap on the opening day of the Festival (Wednesday)The William Hill May Hill Stakes on Ladies’ Day (Thursday)The William Hill Mallard Stakes on Gentlemen’s Day (Friday)The William Hill Portland Stakes on the finale, alongside the William Hill St Leger Stakes on the final day (Saturday)William Hill CEO, Philip Bowcock, commented on the festival sponsorship: “William Hill is one of the best known brands in betting – with a long history of horseracing sponsorship.  We are delighted to sponsor the oldest classic and we will work closely with ARC to continue to build the profile and popularity of the William Hill St Leger Festival.In 2016, the St Leger Festival was attended by over 60,000 racegoers, this year’s edition will receive terrestrial coverage on the ITV1 channel with additional broadcasts on ITV4 for Ladies’ Day and Gentlemen’s Day.Chief Executive of ARC, Martin Cruddace, welcomed William Hill as St Ledger partners: “We are delighted William Hill have become the new sponsors of the St Leger. We really enjoy working with their team and look forward to extending this to our feature racing festival of the year. William Hill have the brand, vision and team to help build on the success of both the four-day festival and the feature race, the St Leger, which continues to be one of the most important races in the British Racing calendar.”last_img read more