Lauderhill Juniors maintain winning form in CASA super league

first_imgLauderhill Juniors continued their rich run of form in the Caribbean American Soccer Association Super League with a 2-1 win over Team Haiti at the Lauderhill Sports Park last Saturday.The win made it two straight victories for the in form Lauderhill Juniors team, who stopped Creekers FC 6-0 in their last encounter at the same venue. In the other game Plantation FC also came out 2-1 victors over the Lauderhill Lions. In the Masters League South Florida Kickers FC lost 1-0 to Lions Masters while OldTymers FC got the better of Attackers FC by the same margin.last_img

Enforcment!

first_imgDepartment of Homeland Security On Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security released policies meant to stringently enforce existing immigration laws across the US. Most of these laws existed under the former Obama administration, but were mainly applicable to illegal immigrants found guilty of serious crimes, and deported.However, the enforcement of the policies included in memos issued by the DHS applies to illegal immigrants who are liable to be detained, convicted and deported for any criminal offense.Plans have also been announced by DHS to hire 10,000 new immigration and customs agents, and expand the number of detention facilities nationwide. This is indicative of the federal government’s harsh plans against illegal immigrants.Also indicative of the harsh enforcement measures, the DHS policy will expand to a wider swath of immigrants. Under the Obama administration immediate deportation was applied to immigrants who committed a criminal offense within 14 days of being in the US. The measures to be enforced expands to immigrants in the US for up to 2 years and, unlike the Obama administration which applied the immediate deportation order to people within 100 miles of the border, immediate deportation now applies to illegal immigrants located anywhere in the 50 states.Another policy that was not the focus of the Obama administration which the DHS directive now enforces is the 287g program. Under this program, US immigration officials, including ICE and agent that patrol the US borders, can utilize the services of local law enforcement officers to help detain immigrants.According to Miami immigration attorney, Rhonda Bariffe, an affiliate of the Florida Immigration Coalition this measure could have serious implications for municipalities that serve as sanctuary cities. “This is bound to cause conflicts between declared sanctuary cities and federal immigration officials.”Last year when the Florida Legislature tabled legislation to have local law enforcement assist in detaining and placing immigrants into deportation procedures this was soundly defeated. The proposed legislation also met with strong opposition from most of the residents of South Florida.Bariffe also believes the proposed enforcement of the existing immigration measures will have “a painful impact on South Florida since the region has one of the largest migrant community in America.” She said she’s among several immigration advocates who are “very concerned” what laws will be interpreted as criminally offenses likely to result in immigrants being detained and processed for deportation. “There are a wide variety of laws. Which of these laws if broken could lead to deportation?”Following the release of the DHS memos on Tuesday, DHS representatives on a conference call with the media, indicated the department did not plan “on mass deportations.” The enforcement of the laws will be a phased process because of logistical and legal procedures to be addressed before some measures can be implemented.An upside in Tuesdays announcements is that the measures to be enforced does not directly affect DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which through executive order President Obama created legalizing the children of undocumented immigrants born in the US, or brought to the US as infants.However, Bariffe said the immigration laws to be enforced would still apply to DACA recipients “if they are determined to have broken criminal laws.”last_img read more

Jamaica’s Transport Minister orders probe into fatal crash

first_imgA motor vehicle crash that claimed the lives of four persons in the central parish of St. Catherine, has prompted Transport Minister Mike Henry to order a probe into the incident.The accident took place in the central parish of St. Catherine on Friday, when two cars, travelling in opposite directions collided.The police have so far identified three of the deceased -Tameka Tomlinson, 27, Avia Simpson, 37 and Sanny Harvey.Six other people, including a policeman and a soldier were injured.In a release on Sunday, Henry said that based on information, both cars in which the men were travelling were operating as public passenger vehicles without the requisite road licences and insurance coverage.He says he will be sending a strong message to people who use their private motor vehicles illegally as public passenger vehicles.According to the Transport Minister, the practice will not be condoned as passengers must be protected against any injury that they may sustain in a crash.Preliminary reports indicate that speeding and overtaking were the major contributors to the crash.The Transport Minister has ordered the Road Safety Unit to conduct a detailed analysis of the black boxes of the two motor vehicles.last_img read more

Tony Rebel, Queen Ifrica and Capleton for Rebel Salute 2019

first_imgThe official launch for Rebel Salute 2019 took place last night (December 27) in Kingston, Jamaica at the Pegasus Hotel.The event was hosted by Christopher “Johnny” Daley and included performances by Tony Rebel’s daughter, fellow reggae artist Davianah, Bushman, Capleton, Notis HeavyweightRockaz band, Shane-O, Tony Rebel and Nesbeth. Among the guest speakers were Don White from the Jamaica Tourist Board, The Director of Public Prosecutions, Paula Llewellyn, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, and of course, Tony Rebel.Under the concert’s theme, “The Preservation of Reggae”, Director of Tourism Don White highlighted the importance of reggae to Jamaica and Jamaica’s tourism industry. “From a tourist board perspective, music forms an integral part of our growth strategy for jamaica’s tourist products, and events like rebel salute make the experience of coming to Jamaica come alive for many visitors, but more importantly, for our own people in Jamaica to enjoy our own music.”He continued his speech, highlighting reggae’s unique ability to bring people together in the spirit of love, stating “Travellers have many places to go and to choose to enjoy musical experiences. But the authenticity of a Jamaican indigenous music form is so enthralling that people find their way from far-flung places.”He also thanked the Honorable Olivia Grange for the ministry’s hard work in efforts to preserve and protect the genre. “Reggae music, through the hard work of Honorable Minister Olivia Grange- the Minister responsible for Entertainment, has secured the newest and probably the most coveted spot on UNESCO’s global cultural heritage list, and I think that deserves a round of applause.”The night went on with performances and guest speakers, leading up to remarks by the man of the night, Mr. Tony Rebel.Mr. Rebel himself made the announcement of a few artists on the lineup, urging patrons to stay tuned to the website and Rebel Salute’s social media for more announcements.With King Yellowman, Shane-O and Queen Ifrica in the audience (all performers at 2019 Rebel Salute), he announced other artists on the lineup, namely Ugandan musician and politician Bobi Wine, The Wailers (Rebel Salute first-timers), Dawn Penn (also a first-timer), Wayne Marshall, Marvin Moore, Marcia Aiken, Wayne Wonder, Anthony Malvo, Luciano, Chezidek, Jah Bouks, Koffee, Leroy Gibbons, Mighty Diamonds, Wailing Souls, Agent Sasco, Mr. Easy, Ken Boothe, Half Pint, Mr. Vegas, King Kong, Chalice, King Sounds, Nesbeth, Jesse Royal, Turbulence, Capleton, Bushman, Mykal Rose, Chi Ching Ching and Rodney Price (Bounty Killa).Given recent events, perhaps the most burning question in everyone’s minds: Will Buju Banton be at Rebel Salute?Tony Rebel, on the topic of Buju Banton, stated, “if a man goes to prison for 3000+ days, and him faawud, allow him to be an astronaut. Why? Him need space. Give him that.” He did, however, extend an invitation saying that “he’s always invited”.The 26th edition takes place in three weeks: January 18 & 19, 2019 at Grizzlys Plantation Cove in Priory, St. Ann (Jamaica). Tickets can be purchased online at rebelsalutejamaica.com.last_img read more

Caribbean American Congresswoman Condemns New ‘Xenophobic’ Raids on Immigrants

first_imgNEW YORK, CMC –Caribbean American Democratic Congresswoman, Yvette D. Clarke, has expressed deep concern at what she described as President Donald Trump’s “xenophobic” raids on Caribbean and other immigrants.“The New York metro area has the biggest population of undocumented immigrants in the country. They pay taxes and make a positive contribution to our economy. Our ‘Bigot-in-Chief’ and his lackeys in his administration initiated these ICE raids to terrorize and intimidate valued members of our community,” said, Clarke, the daughter of Jamaican immigrants.“We will create a safe space for immigrants and remind them that they have rights,” she told a news conference regarding the raids by agents from the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, popularly known as ICE,Clarke, who represents the 9th Congressional District in Brooklyn, was joined by several US legislators, pointed to reports of ICE raid attempts in several Brooklyn neighbourhoods.Adriano Espaillat, who represents Upper Manhattan and the Bronx said “although there have been no sweeps as of yet in my district, I encourage all individuals to remain vigilant, alert, and knowledgeable of their rights.“President Trump is spreading fear throughout immigrant communities around the nation, and such discrimination and fearmongering are not representative of New York, and we will not tolerate it. We are speaking out today to ensure that all individuals know and understand their rights.”As the ICE raids continue in New York City, Clarke warned Caribbean and other immigrants not open their doors without a signed search warrant from a judge.She also urged immigrants to stay silent and request a lawyer, if approached by ICE officials.Reports indicate that ICE had been targeted 2,105 immigrants who had received final deportation orders but had not reported to the agency.Matthew Albence, the acting director of ICE, which is responsible for arresting, detaining and deporting undocumented immigrants, acknowledged that the number of arrests from last week’s raids was much lower than expected.“I don’t know of any other population where people are telling them how to avoid arrest as a result of illegal activity,” he told the New York Times. “It certainly makes it harder for us to effectuate these orders issued.”last_img read more

Amazon Warriors Clinch Playoff Spot with Win over Tridents

first_imgKINGSTON, JAMAICA – SEPTEMBER 18: In this handout image provided by CPL T20, Chris Green (2L) and Shoaib Malik (2R) of Guyana Amazon Warriors celebrate the dismissal of Javelle Glen of Jamaica Tallawahs during match 15 of the Hero Caribbean Premier League between Jamaica Tallawahs and Guyana Amazon Warriors at Sabina Park on September 18, 2019 in Kingston, Jamaica. (Photo by Randy Brooks – CPL T20/Getty Images) BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Unbeaten leaders Guyana Amazon Warriors brushed aside Barbados Tridents by 12 runs under Duckworth-Lewis-Stern in a rain-hit affair, to reach the Caribbean Premier League playoffs with four games left in the preliminary round.Chasing a meager 139 at Kensington Oval, Amazon Warriors were cruising at 77 for two after 10 overs when rain drove players from the field.When play resumed 1-¼ hours later, the visitors faced a revised target of 97 off a further four overs but only another six deliveries were possible before the rains return returned.By that time, Amazon Warriors had reached 81 for two to be well ahead of the par score of 69, carrying their record to a perfect 6-0 for the season.They were fired by opener Brandon King whose unbeaten 51 came from 34 deliveries and included five fours and three sixes.He put on 61 off 43 balls for the opening stand with Chandrapaul Hemraj who blasted a couple of fours and a six in a 23-ball knock before knocking a return catch back to 19-year-old Nepal leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane in the eighth over.When Shimron Hetmyer top-edged a sweep in the following over and was caught and bowled by left-arm spinner JP Duminy for two, Tridents were fancying their chances of a comeback but rain ultimately dashed their hopes.Tridents had only themselves to blame earlier when they were dismissed for 138 in the final over, after being sent in.South African Duminy top-scored with a patient 38 off 32 deliveries while Englishman Alex Hales, who struck a half-century for Nottinghamshire in a losing cause in the semi-final of the England T20 Blast in Birmingham 24 hours earlier, made 24 off 15 balls.Tridents were looking in decent shape, however, at 63 for two in the seventh before suffering a dramatic collapse that saw them lose eight wickets for 75 runs.South African off-spinner Chris Green destroyed the innings with four for 14 while leg-spinner and fellow countryman Imran Tahir claimed two for 22.Tridents had a rocky start, losing Johnson Charles (11) and Justin Greaves (11) cheaply to slip to 32 for two in the fourth over before Duminy and Hales combined in the most productive stand of the innings by adding 31 for the third wicket.Duminy struck a couple of fours and sixes while Hales counted two fours and a six as Tridents lifted their run rate to 10-½ an over at the end of the sixth over.But Tahir got the breakthrough, having Hales holing out to Hetmyer at mid-wicket at the start of the seventh over and in the same over with one run added, Jonathan Carter missed one on off-stump and was adjudged lbw without scoring.At this stage, Tridents needed a crucial partnership but captain Jason Holder (2) holed out in the deep in the 10th over and Duminy struggled before finally perishing in the 18th over, pulling Green to deep square to be eighth out.last_img read more

Jay Greene Returns To UMBC As Assistant Hoops Coach

first_imgBALTIMORE – Jay Greene, one of the most successful and popular players in UMBC basketball history, has returned to his alma mater as an assistant men’s basketball  coach, head coach Randy Monroe announced today. Greene replaces another UMBC alum, John Zito (’06) who has entered private business after three years on the staff.“I’m really excited to have Jason be back and be a part of our staff,” Monroe said.  “He is going to bring a tremendous amount of basketball knowledge to our staff, but above all, he has the ability to relate to the student-athletes at UMBC.”The Whitehall, Pa. native has played the most basketball games, 122, and most minutes, 4,192, in Retriever basketball history from 2005-09. The two-time team captain dished out 683 assists, the most in school history, the third-most ever in America East Conference history and the third-most of any NCAA Division I player in the state of Maryland.He scored 1,186 career points and was the Reggie Lewis Most Outstanding Player in the 2008 America East Tournament, leading the Retrievers to their first NCAA bid. In his junior season, Greene was the lone player in the nation to be ranked in the top five in the nation in assist-to-turnover ratio (2nd, 3.47) and assists per game (4th, 7.2 per game).Greene, who was named UMBC’s Outstanding Senior Athlete for 2008-09, earned three league citations in four seasons of competition. He was an All-Rookie team member in 2005-06, earned First-Team All-Conference honors in 2007-08 and second team honors in his senior campaign.Greene earned his bachelor’s degree from UMBC in sociology in the spring of 2009. He spent the 2010-11 season at director of basketball operations at Rider University.last_img read more

Betfred warned by ASA over email promotion

first_img ASA monitoring sweep marks gambling as the worst underage advertising offender August 26, 2020 UK gambling adopts toughest online advertising code to protect underage audiences August 27, 2020 Submit Share Related Articles Share The ASA has had its latest wrangling with the betting industry, with Betfred the focus of its attention this time around.The ASA investigated an email promotion sent out by Betfred during Euro 2016Following two complaints from members of the public the advertising standards authority investigated an email promotion the bookmaker sent out to new customers over email during the European Championships this summer.Two specific issues were investigated, though only one of these was upheld.For the complaint which was not upheld, which was to do with a deal which read ‘Bet £10, Get £30’ the ASA replied that whilst they “considered that this condition contradicted how the offer in the email itself would be interpreted and was likely to confuse consumers” other details specific to the case of the complainant led them to making their final decision.The ASA statement read: “We therefore considered Betfred had provided adequate evidence showing that the promotion did not just apply to cumulative bets and therefore was not misleading.”Regarding the complaint that was upheld however, the ASA stated “because of the omission of such a significant condition and the misleading impression given by the ad, we concluded that the promotion was misleading.”The ASA noted that the email offer for new customers was not clear enough in terms of showing the full terms and conditions, namely that it was only for their first bet.Te finalised course of action was to warn the company about its future actions with the ASA release stating: “The ad must not appear again in its current form. We told Petfre (Gibraltar) Ltd t/a Betfred to ensure that their future offers included relevant applicable significant conditions where their omission was likely to mislead.” StumbleUpon Betfred counters Oppenheimer bid in race to rescue Phumelela August 26, 2020last_img read more

Sponsorship Spotlight – Using sports content and marketing to optimise sponsorship

first_img Share Betfred extends World Snooker Championship deal until 2022 August 17, 2020 Submit Betfred boosts US racing coverage with XB Net deal renewal August 10, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Share James Gordon, JDG SportJust two weeks after JDG Sport was hired by Betfred to optimise title sponsorship of the 2017 Super League, we caught up with Managing Director James Gordon to discuss the use of agencies for activating sponsorship and reaction to the number of gambling companies getting involved in Rugby League.JDG Sport, a provider of sports content and marketing services, will provide Betfred with significant coverage on its Love Rugby League portal and a deep knowledge of the sport to boost activation for one of Betfred’s biggest marketing initiatives.SBC: In an increasingly online world, how important is it for the success of the partnership that both companies are based in Warrington?JG: It’s great for local business. I don’t think it’s imperative, in the same vein that I get frustrated that lots of London-based agencies are used simply because they’re in London, rather than using others. But for perhaps offering a more bespoke service and growing the relationship, it is handy for us to be able to bob down and see the guys there at any convenience.SBC: Do you think that the perceived ‘under use’ of marketing agencies for sports betting based sponsorships is to do with the industry’s reputation for innovation, and a subsequent reluctance to seek external help?JG: Marketing is already a core part of what betting companies do, and as such when they go for sponsorship, it is often to assist what they’re already doing. Some betting companies have been good in creating their own voice and personality online, so you can see why they would want to do the same with their sponsorships.That said, using agencies such as us means that they can perhaps get in to the nitty gritty with fans, and ensure that their messages are relevant and appropriate to a fanbase which might be sceptical of gambling sponsorships.SBC: Betfred’s deal with Super League is believed to be worth between £850,000 and £900,000 a year; is this the biggest marketing initiative you have worked on as a company?JG: Yes, certainly. We have worked with several of Super League’s secondary partners, but this is the first time we’ve struck a deal with the lead sponsor, which is a great boost for us as a company. We’ve enjoyed great results with the secondary partners, such as Foxy Bingo and Kingstone Press, in the past so we were determined to get Betfred on board and I’m happy we’ve done so.SBC: Do you think that Betfred sought help from JDG Sport not only because of your deep knowledge of Rugby League, but also to appease some of the negative reaction towards having a betting company as the competition’s title sponsor?JG: First and foremost, we own and operate the leading rugby league website in the UK so hopefully that was the main reason! We aren’t in the business of crisis management, but I think a small amount of negativity comes with the territory when it comes to the gambling industry.There does seem to be an increased murmuring about the sheer volume of gambling sponsorships, but I think rugby league as a sport really needs the commercial support and revenue it brings, and as such most fans are happy to have a reputable brand on board. I’m sure we’ll be looking at communicating with rugby league fans on a suitable level to help Betfred activate their sponsorship successfully. Betfred counters Oppenheimer bid in race to rescue Phumelela August 26, 2020last_img read more

UKGC warns parents of video game skin betting

first_img The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) warns parents over the perils of gambling linked to video games, calling for adults to be vigilant to the dangers of gambling associated with video games. Its warning follows the publication of a Commission paper on virtual currencies, eSports and social gaming (http://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/PDF/Virtual-currencies)The UKGC explains that there has been an increase in the popularity of unregulated third-party websites offering gamers the opportunity to gamble on the outcome of video game tournaments with in-game items such as decorative digital guns and knives (known as skins). One US report estimates the global skins gambling market was worth between $3.9bn and $5.1bn in 2016.Many of these sites are illegal and last month the Commission carried out a first-of-its-kind prosecution of two men running a website parasitic upon popular FIFA computer games.Gambling Commission CEO Sarah Harrison said: “Mums and dads could be giving money to a child thinking that they are playing a computer game when in fact they are gambling and this is real worry.“Gambling on eSports with in-game-items is growing and we need to make sure all gambling is fair, safe, crime-free and protects the young and vulnerable.”The paper has received Government support: Tracey Crouch, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, has backed the Commission’s warning.She said: “It is vital that any form of gambling online is properly regulated and paramount that we protect children and vulnerable people.“eSports is a phenomenon that gets bigger every day and is enjoyed by millions, but it is a concern that there are unlicensed websites jumping on the back of popular video games and encouraging children to gamble.“The Gambling Commission has shown that it will take action and prosecute but it is important that parents are vigilant too and know about this risk to their children.”The paper features a survey which indicates 8.5% of people have gambled on eSports and 90% of those that gambled had done so with in-game items (skins).Ms Harrison added: “These unlicensed websites are a hidden form of gambling – they’re parasites feeding off popular video games, presenting a clear and present danger to players including kids. Our prosecution last month demonstrates that we won’t hesitate to take action.” StumbleUpon Related Articles Submit Share UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 Share UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020last_img read more