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Remains could be missing Haitian journalist

first_imgHaitian police believe the partial remains of a mangled body and a hat found late last week in Port-au-Prince after a police investigation was launched in Grand Ravine, is that of missing freelance photojournalist Vladjimir Legagneur.Legagneur, 30, who disappeared on March 14th after telling his wife he had plans to meet an individual connected to a freelance gig. But police spokesman Frantz Lerebours said they now have to wait on DNA tests to confirm if the body found is Legagneur’s. Prior to entering the Grand Ravine, Legagneur had reportedly stopped at a police station bordering the neighborhood. Police and even UN Peace Keepers have been known to shy from entering the gang territory due to its tumultuous history and double homicide of police officers in November.last_img read more

NY Politician Jumaane Williams arrested for protesting Supreme Court nominee

first_imgA Caribbean American legislator was arrested for protesting United States President Donald J. Trump’s nominee for the US Supreme Court.New York State Lieutenant Governor candidate Jumaane Williams, the son of Grenadian immigrants, who represents the 45th Council District in Brooklyn, was arrested Monday night outside Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan as he protested the President’s nomination of District of Columbia’s Court of Appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the highest court in America.Charged and released Williams was charged with disorderly conduct and released from New York Police Department (NYPD) custody shortly after midnight. Before being arrested with a group of protesters, Williams called on Democrats to find the moral conviction to stand up to Trump and what Williams characterized as Trump’s “extremely conservative Supreme Court nominee.” “My message is to the Democrats who think resistance is just a hashtag,” he said to protestors outside of Trump’s skyscraper on Fifth Avenue and East 56th Street. “We have fought for protections for so many, fought hard for black, brown, LGBT, for women. Democrats refusing to stand up“All of that is now at risk, not because of bigoted Republicans, but because of Democrats who refused to step up because they were afraid,” he added. “I am begging all Democrats – all those who claim leadership – to take a risk, show courage. If you are in your comfort zone, you are not doing enough.” During the rally, Williams emphasized his concern that the right-leaning Supreme Court could overturn Roe v. Wade, a landmark 1973 ruling that made abortion a constitutional right.He also criticized New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for “failing to advance legislation that would protect women’s rights on the state level by empowering the right-leaning Independent Democratic Conference (IDC).”last_img read more

Caribbean Countries Want More than Apology for Slavery Says Mia Mottley

first_imgHe said the “colonial mess” that the region inherited from Britain and Europe remained visible in every aspect of Caribbean life, adding that they deliberately and strategically chose to walk away and left the mess to the leadership of Caribbean governments and civil society. BRIDGETOWN, Barbados– Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley says Caribbean countries affected by crimes of native genocide and African enslavement are calling for more than an apology from some European states and commercial enterprises for their role in the Atlantic slave trade and the practice of chattel slavery. She told her regional audience that if the Caribbean was to reverse its fortunes, then there had to be the capacity for foreign policy spacing at the regional, hemispheric and international levels, better access to education, healthcare, capital, land and housing. She said there was need for a “a written and clear apology to say, ‘we were wrong, we will not do it again’, and more importantly, we must pay recompense for what was done. That is the first step of walking the walk.” Mottley pointed out that the extraction of centuries of wealth from the region by the colonial masters had left the Caribbean with “very, very dire social and economic circumstances”, which, she said, were being compounded by consistent attacks in the area of financial services. “I do not know how we can go further unless there is a reckoning first and foremost that places an apology and an acknowledgement that wrong was done, and that successive centuries saw the destruction of wealth and the destruction of people in a way that must never happen for any society, to any race in any part of this world again,” she said as she participated in a regional virtual discussion on the topic: From Apology to Action – CARICOM’s Call for Reparatory Justice. He said the “reparation summit” could thrash out how England and Europe how they would honour the debt owed to the Caribbean. “The time has come now to move to that summit with these major corporations to discuss their contribution to a development plan for the Caribbean. Day three will be for civil society and individuals,” said Sir Hilary. Sir Hilary told the panel that billions have been spent by regional governments over the years to correct the “mess” created in the areas of education and health, adding that the region was also suffering the harm of British policy in the manufacturing sector. Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Sir Hilary Beckles, who is also chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission, used the occasion to call for a summit on reparations as phase two of the Independence process, to discuss debt repayment, conduct dialogue among regional governments, former colonizers, the private sector and civil society. “Apologies are not enough. Apologies are precursors for reparations. Apologies are signals of an intent to participate in a reparatory process. Apologies are stage one of an effort that says we acknowledge the harm we have caused and we are prepared to enter phase two, which is a discussion and negotiation about how to repair that harm and suffering that continues to be the legacy in the Caribbean today,” said Sir Hilary.center_img She said as a result, she is calling for a plan for economic rehabilitation with funding coming from Britain, France, the Netherlands and the United States to redress the imbalance, since significant sums of wealth from the region had gone to build those countries. Mottley said that the notion of the rightness of the reparations argument had been with Caribbean governments for “a very, very long time”, maintaining that such a discussion was “not just simply about money, but it was also “about justice” and allowing the region to have the space for policy flexibility to be able to deal with its socio-economic problems. CMC “This is the age when the crimes and their legacies and their continuing harm are being recognized. This is a moment where the pain and suffering of communities that have descended from the enslaved and the indentured are calling for justice, fairness, and dignity within the context of the continuing harm that is a part of our societies,” said Sir Hilary. “This is a debt to development. As a consequence, the Caribbean Reparations Commission is calling for a reparations summit in much the same way that the region met with the European governments to discuss independence, this is phase two of the independence process,” he said, adding the first day of the summit would be a conversation between the governments and day two would involve conversations between the private sectors of the two regions. The event was organized by the CARICOM Reparations Commission and Mottley, who last week was replaced as the chair of the 15-member regional integration movement, noted the “unbelievable failure of countries to first acknowledge that with an apology, and not that something wrong happened”. He did not say how soon such a summit could be called, but he noted that the region made a similar call some three years ago for a formal dialogue with leaders of Europe but the response was “not positive”. Prime Minister Mottley said as a direct result of the aftermath of the slave trade and colonization, the region was now one of the most highly indebted places in the world. “Reparatory justice is about development. Britain and Europe do indeed owe a debt to this region. A debt that is recognized, a debt that can be computed, a debt that is historically sound in terms of its legitimacy.last_img read more

Emmanuel Emenike And Fiancee Welcomes Daughter

first_imgSuper Eagles striker, Emmanuel Emenike, has welcomed his first child, a baby girl, with fiancee Iheoma Nnadi at a London hospital.The 30-year-old Olympiacos striker posted pictures of his baby girl on his Instagram page with the caption “Blessed and highly favored. Our princess is here. #daddyduties” RelatedEmenike Slams Sterling Bank Over Questionable Banking Service (Photo)April 28, 2018In “Lifestyle”Former Eagles Striker Emenike Teams Up With Las Palmas On A Loan DealFebruary 1, 2018In “Europe”AFCON Winner Emenike Urges Youngsters To Aspire For Laurels (AUDIO)May 9, 2020In “Featured” Emenike, who announced his international retirement from the Super Eagles in 2015, couldn’t hide his joy as he held his daughter proudly.last_img read more

London Baby Ice Breaker…René Schneider – XB Net

first_img Betfred boosts US racing coverage with XB Net deal renewal August 10, 2020 StumbleUpon René Schneider, XB NetRené Schneider, VP Business Development for XB Net, spoke to SBC about his company’s target markets for 2017, the industry ‘buzzword’ for this year and why XB Net has chosen to sponsor London Baby on 7 February.___________________SBC: What new products/services will you have for the market in 2017?RS: We are still happy and busy to sell live US horse and greyhound racing signals and betting rights around the globe, as the leading supplier of US racing content.Bookies can choose between pool betting or a fixed odds service combined with a state of the art streaming service on more than 13,600 meetings per year. We focus on the UK, Ireland, Spain, Mexico, Australia and Italy.SBC: What do you think will be the industry buzzword this year and why?RS: I think that it will be mobile once again. The sector keeps on expanding as the industry gets more adept in the channel, and strong growth should be seen in that area.SBC: Which new technology, service or consumer trend will have the biggest impact on the igaming industry this year?RS: Again, I think it will be mobile. Mobile is the default channel in a lot of emerging markets and the growing number of companies taking a mobile-first approach underlines its importance in the gambling sector today.SBC: Why have you chosen to begin 2017 by sponsoring the London Baby Party?RS: We have a good relationship with Rasmus Sojmark, SBC’s founder. He is our friend and it’s good to be involved with him. We also think it’s a great and fun event – perfect for ICE week.SBC: Finally, where can people expect to find you at ICE?RS: In the betting section at the stands of our partners like the Press Association, 2DB, BGT, and Racing Post.___________________René Schneider – VP Business Development – XB Net GentingBet secures North American racing boost with XB Net July 22, 2020 Submit Share Related Articles InBet Games enters strategic partnership with PlayPearls May 22, 2017 Sharelast_img read more

Sportradar agrees streaming and data partnership with EHF

first_img StumbleUpon David Lampitt, Sportradar: F1 presents betting’s most sizeable opportunity August 14, 2020 Related Articles Share Share Sportradar combats social media abuse with player protection solution August 17, 2020 Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Sportradar has agreed a partnership with EHF Marketing GmbH, a subsidiary of the European Handball Federation, to provide a range of services across the federation’s top club competitions.The partnership, which was unveiled at the ‘European handball goes Tech’ business event, will see Sportradar provide a range of data, streaming, marketing and digital services across over 650 matches a season, while becoming the ‘official streaming and data partner of the EHF club competitions’.Meanwhile, the data provider took advantage of the sports, marketing and technology experts present in Cologne on 2 June to launch its latest product ‘Sportradar OTT’.This new service, which forms part of the agreement with EHF Marketing GmbH, includes the provision and development of the federation’s own OTT platform, ehfTV.com, as well as marketing rights for all digital content for the EHF’s club competitions. Sportradar will work closely with the marketing and media teams on the creation of digital content both for ehfTV.com and social media channels.David Szlezak, Managing Director of EHF Marketing GmbH, said: “We have recognised the huge importance of providing high quality, accurate data from the EHF’s competitions and we are delighted to have agreed a long-term cooperation with the industry leader, Sportradar.“For the first time, we will be able to provide clubs, media and fans with extensive live statistics and data from every single European club match throughout the season. We are looking forward to working with Sportradar to realise the full potential of this data. Furthermore, Sportradar’s innovative approach to OTT will allow us to continue to expand our own platform, ehfTV.com.”Carsten Koerl, Sportradar CEO, commented: “We sometimes ask sports federations to open their minds and imagine the impact that a joined-up approach across a range of areas can bring. Not all of them can.“However, EHF Marketing grasped the opportunity immediately and with a long-term deal in place, this will be a truly collaborative approach that will ensure that our offering across the EHFs club competitions chimes perfectly with the evolving needs and wants of their fans, sponsors and stakeholders.”Speaking on the launch of ‘Sportradar OTT’, Koerl added: “While we are already well-respected and established streaming and content provider to the betting industry, we tasked our team to really disrupt the existing models of streaming across all digital platforms.“I wanted them to find solutions that would resonate for a whole range of federations across the world and across sports. What they have come up with, and what we are able to offer is genuinely unique: a fully customisable offering that can be adapted to a whole range of unique circumstances.“ehfTV.com is one such platform with bespoke branding, front end and revenue share structure. In certain circumstances, we will even be able to offer the OTT service at no cost. That should pique the interest of rights holders across sport.” Submitlast_img read more

IBA Ireland unites with IGRG for Responsible Gambling Week 2018

first_img Irish bookmakers demand clarity on reopening orders June 17, 2020 The Irish Bookmakers Association (IBA) will work with UK counterpart the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG) to enhance the objectives and coverage of ‘Responsible Gambling Week 2018’ (RG Week, 1-7 November).Updating the market, Sharon Byrne Chair of the IBA has confirmed that the organisation will support IGRG initiatives on Responsible Gambling across Irish betting premises.In Ireland, RG Week 2018 will be supported by more than 800 betting shops and head offices involving around 5,500 staff, and by the Irish Amusement Trade Association, Horse Racing Ireland and both the Irish Greyhound and Horse Racing Tote.Commenting on RG Week initiatives Sharon Byrne stated; “We held a very successful Responsible Gambling Week in Ireland earlier this year and joining IGRG’s event in November is a great opportunity to take part in the biggest conversation we have ever had about responsible gambling.As IBA Chair, Byrne has personally backed the headline theme of RG week – ‘Let’s Talk About Responsible Gambling’.“We take a pro-active approach, encouraging staff to interact with customers and talk about what it means to gamble responsibly. Having a week-long event is very helpful for staff because it makes it easier for them to approach customers – it’s less personal and they are less likely to cause offence.”In its June update the, IGRG announced that it had launched new website –  www.responsiblegamblingweek.org, providing a ‘central source’ of information on events, participants, key subject matters and supporting organisations StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Submit Paddy Power to reopen English & Irish betting shops in Royal Ascot week June 10, 2020 Share Irish bookmakers to reopen on 29 June May 28, 2020last_img read more

Bettorlogic partnership elevates FansBet offering

first_img Betting analytics software company Bettorlogic has announced a new content deal with UK operator FansBet. The deal will see Bettorlogic integrate its Daily Bet product onto the FansBet platform, allowing players in the FansBet community to initially receive perspective odds through tailored marketing campaigns and blog content.Further down the line, they will also gain access to the best bets of the day through a simply managed CMS system where operators have the power to create bespoke user experiences based on customer preferences.Bettorlogic will be providing bespoke editorial content around the major betting events of the sporting season.  These editorial previews will support this unique betting company and their commitment to giving back 50% of its net profits to sporting fan groups through their Fan Partner scheme.Bettorlogic CEO Andrew Dagnall commented: “FansBet prides itself on delivering a one-of-a-kind betting experience and our content fits the philosophy perfectly. Our analytics gives punters unique insight into a wide range of markets and the more players win, the more returns for those involved in the Fan Partner scheme.”FansBet Head of Social Media & Marketing Andy Thompson added: “From the moment we met with Andrew we understood that this was a partner that could help us grow our business and raise the profile of FansBet and our unique proposition of giving 50% back of our net profits.” Share Tipico boosts retail exprience with Bettorlogic content October 24, 2019 Share Andrew Dagnall: Bettorlogic – Challengers survival is dependant on delivering stand-out propositions April 16, 2019 Related Articles Submit Andrew Dagnall: Bettorlogic – What Netflix & Spotify can teach betting incumbents… October 15, 2018 StumbleUponlast_img read more

Stride places itself under ‘offer period’ reviewing all future options

first_img StumbleUpon Submit Share Share UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020 UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Issuing a market statement, the governance of London AIM-listed online gambling group Stride Gaming Plc has clarified its strategic position/intent, following media reports that it seeks an outright sale of the business.Stride governance confirms that at present ‘all strategic options are being considered’ with a view to maximising shareholder value, including – i) implementing an aggressive UK and international growth strategy, ii) assessment of potential acquisition targets, iii) participating in industry consolidation through a sale of the business.In its update, Stride confirms the appointment of Investec as lead financial advisor, assisting the ongoing governance review. Furthermore, as of this morning Stride has placed itself as operating under an ‘offer period’, in-line with the city Takeover Code.Following a turbulent 2018 trading, in which Stride was fined £7.1 million by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), for a series of compliance, transactional and AML failures. Stride governance maintains confidence in its executive team to meet growing fiscal and regulatory market demands, whilst delivering on significant growth opportunities.“The Group has a clear focus on winning and retaining mass-market, recreational customers onto its bingo and casino sites. Stride continues to leverage its infrastructure and proprietary technology to migrate more customers onto the Group’s higher margin proprietary platform and drive cost synergies across the business.”“The Board believes the Group will continue to be highly cash generative and the Board remains committed to its revised dividend policy to distribute at least 50% of Adjusted net earnings in dividends.”  Stride details in its market update.Moving forward, Stride governance will publish a strategic update to corporate stakeholders, ahead of announcing its interim results for the period ending February 28, 2019. Related Articles Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020last_img read more

Betting on Football adds PaymentExpert Forum to operator-focused agenda

first_img Share Ukraine gambling bill enacted by President Zelensky August 11, 2020 Submit Parimatch named official betting partner of OMEGA league August 3, 2020 Related Articles Parimatch hails top talent of inaugural ‘Universal Sports & Games Hackathon’ August 14, 2020 StumbleUpon Share SBC Events has followed up January’s PaymentExpert.com launch by adding the PaymentExpert Forum to next month’s Betting on Football (19-22 March) agenda.The inaugural PaymentExpert Forum will be held on Wednesday 20 March as a standalone track at #bofcon – an event featuring more than 2,000 senior executives, 200 of which will be speaking across 40 conference sessions at Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge.The forum has been designed to provide payment professionals working for both operators and payment suppliers with a platform to discuss opportunities and threats as part of the future of the betting and gaming industry.It will include sessions focused on the interpretation of the Wire Act, payment trends in Africa, meeting new anti-money laundering directive (AMLD) rules, Brexit fall-out and the ‘duty of care’ for payment providers in the fight against problem gambling.Those attending will also get full access to the Betting on Football exhibition and conference, which includes related tracks such as ‘Global Markets’ and ‘The Science of Compliance’ on Thursday 21 March.The list of confirmed speakers for the PaymentExpert Forum includes a number of experts such as Isabelle Delisle, Head of Group Payments, Pinnacle; Rahul Das, Head of Payments at William Hill; Nick Izmaylov, Managing Partner, Parimatch; Charmaine Hogan, Former International Business Development, Bet365 & European Commission; Ciaran Carr, Payments Manager, Paddy Power Betfair; Sergey Kot, Head of Business Development, Parimatch; Samuel Barrett, Gaming Director & Payment Specialist at Trustly; Laurent Reysbosch, SVP of iGaming at HiPay; Marc Wood, Global Gaming Sales Director at Pay360; Chris Smart, SVP Global Gaming & FX Sectors at emerchantpay; Stephen Quinn, Member of the Executive Board, Akce; Vasilije Lekovic, Director of Gaming Accounts, Trustly; Matthew Harrod, VP Europe at Processing.com.Sam Barrett said: “Trustly is a keen supporter of SBC Events, and the PaymentExpert Forum is a great addition to their portfolio. We are really looking forward to participating and speaking at the event, and I am in particular excited about chairing the Forum.”Laurent Reysbosch added: “Many of us have been asking for a dedicated payment industry event, and I am glad to see that SBC has finally delivered on their promise by bringing the PaymentExpert Forum to life on behalf of the betting and gaming industry.”Marc Wood said: “The PaymentExpert Forum is a welcome addition to the industry as SBC always deliver quality focused events with great conference content. The Forum will no question deliver a strong debate among stakeholders in the payment industry.”The PaymentExpert Forum joins the Digital Marketing Forum and the invite-only Sponsorship Forum running alongside the already packed agenda running across the two days.PaymentExpert Forum guests will also be treated to a fun-filled evening agenda, starting with networking drinks at Frankie’s Bar sponsored by Trustly, followed by an invite-only payment industry dinner on the luxurious Silver Sturgeon before the HiPay-sponsored Official Party at Namco Funscape.last_img read more

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