first_imgThe Palm Beach County Community Services Department’s Community Action Program (CAP) and Farmworker Career Development Program (FCDP) announced the merge and relocation of its Belle Glade office to better accommodate the needs of the residents. The new office will be located at 38754 State Rd. #80, Room 216, Belle Glade. The move will begin March 13 as an effort to create a ‘one-stop-shop’ for health and human services in the Tri-City Glades area.“We serve close to 2,500 clients in the Belle Glade area on a yearly basis. The decision to relocate was a logical step to ensure that our residents have the best access to services,” said CAP Program Manager Natalie Diaz-Rodriguez. “This move will be beneficial for our employees and clients, as it will allow us to serve more clients and provide them with opportunities to become more self-sufficient.” CAP is a federally-funded program part of a national movement to fight poverty on the local level, with the mission to remove barriers and create opportunities for low-income individuals and families that will enable them to become more self-sufficient. Services provided through this program include small business startup; employment skills training; case management and referrals; assistance with rent, utilities and transportation; and VITA tax assistance.FCDP offers migrant and seasonal farmworkers the opportunity to strengthen their ability to achieve economic self-sufficiency through their participation in educational, skills training and supportive services. After completion of training, program participants are then able to obtain year-round unsubsidized employment and as a result, are able to make positive changes in their lives.CAP and FCDP’s current office location, 607 South Main Street, Suite 103, Belle Glade, will remain open until April 26 providing limited services.For more information about the office relocation, please call (561) 996-0660.last_img read more

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica – The commemorate the 100th birthday of Jamaican cultural icon, the Hon. Louise Bennett Coverley aka “Miss Lou”, the Gordon Town Square in Kingston was officially renamed after her.At a special civic ceremony in Gordon Town on September 8, Prime Minister Andrew Holness officially announced that the park will be renamed in Miss Lou’s honor. The community of Gordon Town is where Miss Lou spent much of her life in Jamaica before relocating to Toronto, Canada.Holness paid tribute to the cultural icon via his Instagram account, with the caption: “Last night, we paid homage to the mother of Jamaican culture, Dr. The Hon. Louise Bennett-Coverley on the occasion of the Centenary of her birth. Our beloved cultural icon, affectionately known as “Miss Lou,” single-handedly brought confidence and respect to our Jamaican language. What Miss Lou did for #BrandJamaica, we could never repay and so we honour her hard work that still resonates today. Thank you Miss Lou! #WalkGood #MissLou100”In 2018, for Miss Lou’s 99th birthday, a bronze statue created by Basil Watson was erected in Gordon Town. However, this year, the Ministry of  Culture, Gender, Entertainment, and Sport has planned a series of events as Jamaicans across the diaspora celebrate the legacy of Miss Lou.Advisor to the minister of culture, Lenford Salmon, said that work at the square began last year, with the statue, and should be completed within the next few months. According to Salmon, the renaming of Gordon Town Square is one of the many activities planned to celebrate the centenary anniversary of the birth of the cultural icon, under the theme: ‘Miss Lou 100’.The symbolic 100 days of observances, started on September 1, with a church service at the Coke Methodist Church in Kingston. “Symbolically, we are going to be having 100 days of observances, which started on September 1 with a church service at the Coke Methodist Church, East Parade in Kingston, which held a special place for Miss Lou,” he said.It was at the church that Miss Lou, at age of 17, made her first public appearance, reciting a Jamaican dialect poem she had writtenThe celebratory activities, to be held in Jamaica and across the diaspora, are being spearheaded by the ministry in partnership with several stakeholders including the Jamaican Language Unit at the University of the West Indies.In Florida, the Consul General of Jamaica, Oliver Mair, kicked off the celebrations with a “Full Hundred” event at the Royal Palm Beach Community High School on September 6, which was followed by a special performance by the Jamaican Folk Singers at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts on Miss Lou’s birthday, September 7.Other events will be held in Jamaica and other parts of the diaspora as the celebrations for Miss  Lou’s full hundred continue.last_img read more

first_imgNEW YORK, CMC – Caribbean American Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke has welcomed the move made by members of the Democratic Party to make a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.“With Donald Trump in office, our democracy remains at stake. It is unconstitutional and completely unacceptable for this president to contact foreign governments in an attempt to tarnish presidential candidates to interfere with and attempt to puppeteer our elections,” Clarke, the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, told the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC).“I’ve been a vocal proponent of impeaching Donald Trump since 2017, and this latest law-breaking incident only validates my beliefs that we must move forward in impeaching Donald J. Trump from the highest office in our country.”“The American people deserve transparency in our government,” Clarke continued. “The American people deserve a president who truly works for the people. The American people deserve a president who abides by our Constitution. Simply put, Americans deserve much more than Donald Trump.”On Tuesday, US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, announced that the Democratic-controlled House would initiate a formal impeachment inquiry against Trump, charging him with betraying his oath of office and the nation’s security by seeking to enlist a foreign power to tarnish a rival for his own political gain.As America observed the anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution on September 17, Pelosi said, “sadly, on that day, the Intelligence Community Inspector General formally notified the Congress that the administration was forbidding him from turning over a whistleblower complaint on Constitution Day.Pelosi said the actions taken to date by Trump have “seriously violated the Constitution, especially when the president says Article II says I can do whatever I want.”For the past several months, she said Democrats in the House of Representatives have been investigating in their committees and litigating in the courts, “so the House can gather all of the relevant facts and consider whether to exercise its full Article I powers, including a constitutional power of the utmost gravity, approval of Articles of Impeachment.”Pelosi’s announcement raised the prospect that Trump could become the fourth president in US history to face impeachment.Presidents Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton were both impeached but later acquitted by the US Senate.President Richard M. Nixon resigned in the face of a looming House of Representatives’ impeachment vote.last_img read more

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Without Barbadian national Rihanna, music in the last decade would not have sounded the same. Rihanna’s signature style and sound has defined her as one of the most successful artists of this decade and bred a new generation of artists that attempt to take from her blueprint.The 31-year-old Bajan ended 2019 on Billboard’s Top 10 list of musicians with the most number-one hits. Rihanna, who has had a total of 14 number one hit songs, was ranked third, behind The Beatles (20) and Mariah Carey (19). She has had more number ones than legendary acts like Michael Jackson, Madonna, Whitney Houston and Stevie Wonder.This year, she was also named as the world’s richest female musician, creating a $600 million fortune from music sales, a luxury fashion brand aptly named “Fenty” and her own makeup brand, “Fenty Beauty”.Despite her personal brand being largely focused on makeup on fashion these days, Rihanna still has an extremely loyal music fanbase. It’s been almost four years since she released an album, but fans are still anxiously waiting to her next project. For her ninth studio album, Rihanna has said that she will return to musical roots, describing the yet-to-be-released album as “reggae-inspired”.“Reggae always feels right to me. It’s in my blood.. Even though I’ve explored other genres of music, it was time to go back to something that I haven’t really homed in on completely for a body of work”, she said in an interview with Vogue Magazine.She has also began working with Reggae producers like Supa Dups and Steven McGreggor. There is also buzzing rumors about a collaboration with another female rising reggae star, Koffee from Jamaica.HOW RIHANNA BECAME THIS DECADE’S TOP FEMALE MUSICIANRobyn “Rihanna” Fenty has spent almost her entire career at the top of the record charts. In any arena, her name needs no introduction as the dynamic island girl that took the world by storm.Rihanna was born in Saint Michael, Barbados, to Monica (née Braithwaite) and Ronald Fenty. The couple raised Rihanna and her two brothers in Bridgetown, where their home life was marred by domestic violence and substance abuse. Ultimately, Ronald’s addiction to alcohol and crack cocaine led to the couple’s divorce.Rihanna was described as a “tomboy”, growing up in Bridgetown. During Primary School, she was part of the cadet club and during her years at Combermere High School, was an army cadet in a sub-military program.Her typical high school life was interrupted when she met American record producer, Evan Rogers at 16 years old. Rogers, who saw star potential in Rihanna, invited the teen (along with her mother) to the United States to record demo tapes that could be sent to record labels.In 2005, 17-year-old Rihanna met rapper Jay-Z who was president and CEO of Def Jam Recordings. Jay-Z and his boss, LA Reid, were so impressed with her demo tapes and audition that they offered her a recording contract immediately.She earned significant recognition following the release of her first two studio albums Music of the Sun (2005) and A Girl like Me (2006), both of which were influenced by Caribbean music.Rihanna’s third studio album, Good Girl Gone Bad (2007), incorporated more elements of pop music and catapulted her to greater stardom, establishing her status as a sex symbol and a leading figure in the music industry. The album’s chart-topping single “Umbrella” earned Rihanna her first Grammy Award.In 2009, Rihanna’s then-boyfriend, musician Chris Brown, physically assaulted her the night before the Grammy Awards in February. He was arrested and charged with assault and making criminal threats.Rihanna’s level of fame and her work ethic only intensified following her abusive relationship with Brown. The media became even more fascinated with the Caribbean beauty as she went on to release five more albums, dabble in on-screen acting, and released several clothing lines and beauty products. She also raised millions of dollars for various humanitarian causes through her Clara Lionel Foundation, named after her grandparents, Clara and Lionel Braithwaite.Throughout her career, Rihanna has received nine Grammy Awards and surpassed more than 100 million Gold and Platinum song certifications. In doing so, Rihanna has the most digital single awards and is the first and only artist to surpass RIAA’s 100 million cumulative singles award threshold.She is the tenth best-selling artist and the second best-selling female singles artist in the United States, behind Madonna.Rihanna has an honorary title of Ambassador for Culture and Youth in Barbados. In 2008, former Barbados Prime Minister, David Thompson, launched the national “Rihanna Day” in Barbados; and in 2017, Westbury New Road, the street Rihanna lived in St. Michael, was officially renamed “Rihanna Drive”.last_img read more

first_imgFormer Nigerian youth international Taiwo Awoniyi has been sent out for a loam spell again by English Premier League (EPL) giants Liverpool.Awoniyi, 19, has joined Belgian side Mouscron on a season-long loan deal making it the third time he would be farmed out on loan by the Reds.The young striker has not made any appearance for Liverpool since joining on a long-term deal from Imperial Academy (Nigeria) in 2015.He was loaned out to German second division side FSV Frankfurt during the 2015/16 campaign before spending last season on loan at Dutch side NEC Nijmegen.Taiwo Awoniyi came into prominence after helping Nigeria win the Under-17 World Cup in 2013 however his development has not really taken off like many Nigerian fans expected. RelatedTaiwo Awoniyi Hospitalised With Head InjuryJune 14, 2020In “Featured”Awoniyi Caught Between Liverpool and Gent MoveJanuary 5, 2019In “Europe”Taiwo Awoniyi Becomes First Nigerian To Score In Major League As Covid-19 Suspension LiftsMay 17, 2020In “Featured”last_img read more

first_imgRelatedParis St Germain vs FC MetzJune 30, 2017Similar postRelegation Aftermath: 3SC Release 20 PlayersOctober 2, 2017In “Nigeria”Okunowo Drums Up Government Support For 3SCMarch 14, 2018In “Nigeria” Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan have declared one of its players, Sunday Faleye missing after he failed to show up for training since the start of the month without any format of notice/communication.This development was revealed via a statement released by the club’s Team Manager, Dimeji Lawal, who said Faleye has failed to return to the club without any official reason and that he still remain a bona fide player of the club with two years still remaining on his three-year contract with the Ibadan-based outfit.Dimeji Lawal said: “We have not seen Sunday since even after getting alert for his salary. He had refused to report in training, that’s why we must let the world know that he is on AWOL despite still being a bona fide player of the club.”last_img read more

first_imgShare SBC Awards: The key to an effective submission August 28, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Share Kansspelautoriteit enters into MoU with Malta Gaming Authority August 28, 2020 John Williamson to oversee UK Tote Group’s international growth August 28, 2020 The NYX Gaming Group, incorporating OpenBet, has a new look with the launch of SG Digital. The new brand sees the NYX assets join Scientific Gaming’s existing portfolio of SG Interactive B2B products and services as the parent company aims to integrate its latest purchase into the company structure and create ‘the most diverse supplier of digital gaming and sports betting technology and content in the industry’.The new brand brings together some of the most established and successful brands in iGaming, sports betting and iLottery and will boast products from the company’s nine in-house game development studios – including Bally, Barcrest, NextGen and WMS Gaming. The division will also leverage the combined Company’s product offerings, including SG Universe, an online solution for land-based casinos, and sports betting platform OpenBet.Leading SG Digital will be former NYX Gaming Group CEO Matt Davey, who assumes the role of Group Chief Executive, Digital. Jason Walbridge will become SG Digital Chief Operating Officer.Kevin Sheehan, Scientific Games’ President and Chief Executive Officer, said: “The creation of SG Digital marks the beginning of an exciting and defining new era for Scientific Games and underlines the company’s continued ambition and dedication to provide the industry with the very best content, technology and digital products. Our vision is to be the world’s leading supplier of digital gaming, sports and iLottery solutions.“With an array of innovative brands, unique products, market leading services and a pool of highly talented colleagues, SG Digital will allow the business to focus on delivering an even stronger proposition to our customers while creating further opportunities to accelerate growth in this constantly evolving and dynamic sector. Scientific Games is now perfectly positioned to capitalise on any future regulatory developments in both U.S. and global markets across sports betting, gaming and lottery networks.”Matt Davey, Group Chief Executive, SG Digital, said, “The acquisition and subsequent creation of a leader in the digital space is a natural strategic fit, and it’s a privilege to be tasked with leading and shaping the next stage of this unique journey. We have been busy integrating all content, systems, and platforms in preparation, while our skilled and dedicated teams around the world ensure we now provide unrivalled, seamless solutions as SG Digital.”The SG Digital workforce will be over 1,500 strong, spread across 34 offices and will serve over 200 customers with over 2,000 games and 40 licences worldwide. SG Digital will complement the Company’s three existing core Gaming, Lottery, and Social business divisions. Related Articleslast_img read more

first_img Related Articles YGAM focuses on BAME community engagement with CVR link-up August 21, 2020 Share Submit StumbleUpon Share GambleAware: Engage those with lived experience of gambling harms August 28, 2020 Marc Etches to step down as CEO of GambleAware in 2021 August 14, 2020 Issuing an industry update, the governance of GambleAware has confirmed the appointment of M&C Saatchi as its lead creative advertising agency tasked with delivering the charity’s upcoming ‘safer gambling campaign’.In its update, GambleAware details that M&C Saatchi had won its campaign pitch, called for in February as the industry charity looks to undertake a ‘new creative direction’.“The decision to select M&C Saatchi was based on their previous experience in public health, the quality of their pitch and its fidelity to the brief, the depth of their analysis and the expertise of their team.  It followed a competitive procurement process, independently facilitated by the Incorporated Society of British Advertisers (ISBA)” details GambleAware in its selection of M&C Saatchi.Supporting its upcoming UK marketing initiatives, GambleAware has developed a new advisory board to oversee the progress and further assess the impact of its ‘safer gambling campaign’.GambleAware’s marketing advisory will include members from Public Health England, the Welsh Government’s public health community, and leading academic experts.As creative lead for the ‘safer gambling campaign’, M&C Saatchi will be supported by Atlas Partners, GambleAware’s existing communications agency, who will design and deliver a complementary public relations campaign.Giles Hedger – M&C SaatchiGiles Hedger, CEO of M&C Saatchi said: “We are delighted to be playing our part in the creation of a more mindful gambling culture in the UK. This is a new and important chapter in the ongoing balancing of market freedoms and public health”.Updating stakeholders, GambleAware maintains that London agency 18 Feet and Rising will be retained as the lead agency for its legacy BeGAmbleAware UK advertising campaign.Professor Sian Griffiths, Deputy Chair of Public Health England (interim), Trustee and Chair of the Safer Gambling Campaign Board said:“GambleAware is committed to reducing harms associated with gambling and to take a public health approach.  Advertising is an important part of raising awareness and we hope the campaign will play its role, in collaboration with other sectors of societylast_img read more

first_img Parimatch named official betting partner of OMEGA league August 3, 2020 Leading fast-growth marketing agency Digital Choo, Founder and CEO Iryna Kurochkina details to SBC audiences that industry incumbents have to move beyond ‘rational approaches’ governing their media strategies in order to extract long-term ROI. Fresh from winning the ‘Marketing Services Provider’ at the 2019 Betting Awards, Digital Choo and Kurochkina credit their winning formula to bridging creative competencies with optimised media campaign strategies… betting incumbents should take note!  ________________________SBC: Hi Iryna, thanks for this interview. Could you please tell SBC readers about Digital Choo’s journey to becoming one of the fastest-growing gaming marketing agencies? Iryna Kurochkina: Sure. It took two years to develop ourselves from a team of 10 people who really wanted to implement all of our accumulated knowledge in betting/gaming into a company of well over 200 people. I believe the key to this success has been our determination to do things as best as possible and an aspiration to achieve highly significant results. With this as the foundation of our day-to-day work, we have managed to create an amazing synergy between each team member and provide non-standard solutions that brought us to the top of the industry.SBC: Considering industry dynamics, how is the role and relationship between marketing agency and betting operator changing?IK: The most important task for any betting operator nowadays is to highlight their self in the market. Competition is harsh. To succeed, a company has to really catch the attention of its clients and maintain it. To be precise, analytically based messaging and high-quality content can do the job, but there’s another necessary component to this process. It is the ability to use our agency’s expertise to find working solutions to implement. Regardless of whether a client wants something more traditional or wants something risky, difficult or else. If you know with all your heart and all your expertise that the idea will work; you find a way to accomplish it.It all takes a lot of consistency from an agency, and trust from betting operators. So we could say the relationship in the industry is shifting towards one of mutual trust. This has become the cornerstone of successful business development between parties.SBC: As Digital Choo’s leader, you have placed a high emphasis on developing creative propositions to engage audiences; why is this dynamic hard to develop for industry incumbents? IK: For many years, the rational approach reigned the market. Now everyone looks for powerful emotional arguments with strong analytical backup, but for many industry players, both agencies and operators, it is hard to overcome the customary methods and go unconventional. It takes courage. It takes an enormous amount of harmonious teamwork, and moreover, it takes foundational expertise. Digital Choo has accumulated all of it and succeeded, so I speak from experience. Each of our cases is a great example and we’ve been awarded with many local and international awards.SBC: Have industry marketing and player acquisition strategies become too standardized? Is this an issue for industry stakeholders? IK: I don’t think one size fits all. The industry is dynamic. The rules and approaches change constantly over time. So too does industry marketing and player acquisition strategies. It’s important to remember that there are always people – final customers – at the heart of change. A solution can never become standard if it doesn’t work. A whole other question to ask is whether there are other ways to make it work?SBC: Finally, what debate or discussion do you believe industry executives should be having in terms of industry marketing? IK: There are more than enough topics, from data gathering methods and analysis to legal issues all over the world, but it is not related to “what to talk about”, it’s rather “how to talk”. Pick any relevant topic and really engage yourself in conversation, and it will work.___________________Iryna Kurochkina – Founder & CEO – Digital Choo Related Articles Submit Ukraine gambling bill enacted by President Zelensky August 11, 2020 Share Parimatch hails top talent of inaugural ‘Universal Sports & Games Hackathon’ August 14, 2020 StumbleUpon Sharelast_img read more

first_img Related Articles StumbleUpon IMG ARENA boosts table tennis offering with WTT deal July 9, 2020 Share Submit IMG Arena nets major media extension with Brazil’s Liga Nacional de Basquete August 19, 2020 Parimatch extends UFC partnership July 9, 2020 Share Industry data, insights and content provider IMG Arena has teamed up with UFC to launch the UFC Event Centre, which is hoped to deliver new opportunities for live, in-round betting during UFC matches.The official data feed from both the UFC Event Centre and UFC will be made accessible via licensed partnerships with sportsbooks and gaming operators, which is due to include including IMG Arena’s existing portfolio of more than 300 operators.Freddie Longe, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of IMG ARENA commented on the launch: “The UFC brand is extremely powerful and already resonates strongly with the key demographics of global sports betting consumers.“Through this partnership with UFC, we have been able to develop official products that will help unlock significant value for both UFC and our global sports betting partners.”In addition to the live betting opportunities, UFC Event Centre will also deliver live statistics, fighter information and rankings.The additional features and markets for UFC events will include over 50 positional and striking statistics, immediate bet settlement, fighter rankings, weight class and division information, 3D visualizations of live UFC action and live event information.“The UFC Event Centre and its official data feed will be a game changer for how UFC fans engage with our events through sportsbooks and gaming operators,” said UFC President Dana White.“We have the most passionate, die-hard fans of any sport, and they’re going to love the option to place bets live during a fight. Betting operators are also going to love this product because, unlike other sports, UFC has no off season. The action will be non-stop for fans and sportsbook operators.”last_img read more