CASA Masters League kicks off Saturday

first_imgCASA Masters League kicks off SaturdayCaribbean Americas Soccer Association (CASA) set to kick off its Annual Soccer Masters League Saturday with two matches at 4:30 p.m. On the West field will be the Oldtymers FC versus the South Florida Kickers. On the East field will be Lions Master taking on the Attackers FC. This promises to be another exciting season which will feature teams vying for the 2017 CASA Super and Masters League titles. In addition to soccer, come see Netball Youth Sports Association – NYSA playing Netball at its very best.last_img read more

Time again for Merritone reunion

first_imgWinston ‘Merritone’ Blake For the past several years every October fans of the popular Jamaican sound system Merritone, formed back in the 60s by the late DJ Winston Blake, meet to celebrate musical nostalgia. This year, the Merritone Family Reunion and Homecoming will be held in Jamaica from October 6 to16.According to a Jamaica Observer report, at the media launch of the event last week, Monty Blake, who now heads the world-renowned sound system, the 28-year-old reunion was started by his late brother and late sister-law, Winston  and his wife Cynthia Schloss, and close friend and collaborator Lorna Bess.Blake said this year’s event will be the most ambitious as the ‘Family’ warms up for the 70th anniversary of the sound system in 2020.This year’s celebrations will take place in Kingston and at the Melia Braco Resort in Rio Bueno, Trelawny.Blake said iIn addition to Merritone events, there will be several up of live shows to showcase a wide variety of Jamaican talent. On October 6, the reunion gets going at the 100 Club on Hope Road. On Sunday, October 7, the reunion goes spiritual with a service at the Webster Memorial United Church in St. Andrew at 9:15 am.  Later that day, attention turn to Merritone’s First Sundays at the Regency, located inside the Terra Nova Hotel. On Monday, October 8, it is Merritone Lagnappe, which happens on the Winston “Merritone” Blake Stage (located at 2A Strathairn Avenue, St Andrew). On Tuesday, October 9, it will be the Meet and Greet. On that night the Reverend Astor Carlyle will bless and officially open the Merritone Stage designed by Paul Hamilton. After the blessing, the sound will be playing vinyl. Guest DJs will be Wintston “Wee Pow” Powell from Stone Love, Louis Owen from the VRCA, and Danny Earlington. Vinyl junkies, are invited to come out and enjoy,” said Blake.“On Wednesday, October 10, the events return to 2A with City Beat Live — a live music showcase. On October 11, the fun  return to Waterfalls in Liguanea. Activities head to the Melia Braco on Friday through to Monday, and a long list of activities are in store for persons who arrive late.  There will be bands all day — at least three per day — plus the popular all night all-white event. Monday, October 15, is the ‘Las’ Lick.’ It will be held at 2A (Strathairn Avenue). The DJs to perform are Krazy Kris, Louis Owens, Glen Campbell and Clive Budhoo. “There will be a cover charge which will go to charity,” Blake added.last_img read more

Female Development World Organization Presents: Protect the Children Charity Gala

first_imgMiami, FL – On the evening of January 18, 2020 the Female Development World Organization (FDWO) will host its annual Protect the Children Charity Gala in honor of Human Trafficking Awareness Month. The expectation for this event is to continue to generate awareness and bring ambassadors together to show support of the organization’s mission to protect our children and to benefit the progression of the FDWO through fundraising efforts. Some of the event highlights include Mr. Rodney Harris – Vice Mayor, City of Miami Gardens as the designated keynote speaker. Also, various award recipients such as: Oliver Mair, Jamaica’s Consul General to Miami; Shannan Ighodaro, Author& CEO Oracle Public Relations, Joseph Madalon, Madalon Law Firm, Major Timothy Belcher, City of North Miami Police Department and Karina Gonzalez – March, Attorney at Law Florida Healthcare Law Firm. The program will also feature a special guest appearance by the youth models of “Jay Fits” who will showcase a fashion show entitled “Protecting the Children, Showing Love through Accessories & Fits”.The FDWO was established in 2013, by current Miami Gardens mayoral candidate, Ms. Lavern Deer. The FDWO has positively impacted victims and survivors of human trafficking and abuse in both the U.S. and Jamaica. The organization’s mission is to make a difference in the minds ofadults and youth alike, which are all affected by this global crisis. In addition, Ms. Deer has strategically implemented a “Pathway to Change” within the FDWO which includes programs designed to help survivors to recondition their mind, body and soul. Such programs include: Community Outreach, Health Services, Innovative Education Programs, Athletic Programs, International Foundation Relationship Program (IFRP), Helping to Make a Difference Partnership Program (HMDPP) and a Mentorship Program. Through this initiative local municipalities such as the city of Fort Lauderdale, Oakland Park, Margate, Miami Gardens, Tamarac and North Miami Beach have supported FDWO by hosting town halls and symposiums in an effort to build awareness for residences and city officials. The FDWO founder Ms. Deer shares, “It was my calling to start this organization; it was an opportunity to implement a plan of action for my community youth in effort to decrease and bring awareness to the crisis of human trafficking and abuse.”The FDWO has taken its mission a step further by working with Florida Legislators to propose language for the Human Trafficking Education in Schools Bill. The pending bill encourages an Act of Congress relating to comprehensive health education in public middle and high schools. The course will include information such as teen dating violence and abuse related to unhealthy relationships, mental and emotional health, internet safety, the benefits of sexual abstinence, prevention and control of diseases, substance abuse, etc. As a supporter of the bill, Senator Perry Thurston shares, “its imperative that we educate our children on the topic of human trafficking and abuse. This has become a major crisis not only locally but all over the world. In 2016, Official of Program Policy Analysis & Government Accountability reported 2,013 cases of child sexual exploitation, 96% of the victims were females. [Over the past year] this number has increased drastically; we have to take extra precaution to protect our community youth, that’s the priority of this bill”. Currently, the bill is successfully moving through the Senate. The FDWO hopes the bill will make its way through the house in the near future.Event and Organization Logistics:To purchase tickets to FDWO’s Protect the Children Charity Gala please visit:www.tickets.completeticketsolutions.com/FDWOTicket pricing: $100 Per PersonFor more information on the event or to make a donation to FDWO visit:www.FDWO.orgContact Lavern Deer at (754) 715- 3206last_img read more

VIDEO: Watch Paul Pogba Leave Old Trafford On Crutches After Injury Against FC Basel

first_imgManchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba won’t return to the pitch anytime soon as the Frenchman is seen leaving Old Trafford on crutches following his injury in United’s Champions League Opener against FC Basel.Paul Pogba leaving Old Trafford on crutches tonight after going off with a hamstring injury. #MUFC pic.twitter.com/PTBX7aqClI— RedReveal (@RedReveal) September 12, 2017Pogba, who captained Manchester United on the night, was substituted in the 18th minute with a suspected hamstring injury after a collision with FC Basel midfielder.Manchester United started their Champions League campaign on a comfortable note as goals from substitute Marouane Fellaini, Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford earned United a 3-0 victory against the Swiss Champions.RelatedMourinho Gives Paul Pogba Injury UpdateSeptember 13, 2017In “England”Paul Pogba Returns For Man Utd In League Cup Clash Against RochdaleSeptember 25, 2019In “England”Leroy SaneJune 30, 2017Similar postlast_img read more

SportsRISQ secures English football double with Everton & Fulham

first_img Insider Sport: On the ball – FIFA announces player protection fund February 14, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Submit Sportech strengthens product and commercial teams with three new hires December 9, 2019 Share TAG Media launches US-Odds.com as first ‘US FTP property’ December 10, 2019 Max Hamilton – RISQSports structured finance modelling and risk assessment specialists SportsRISQ (Risq.uk) has confirmed that it has secured English football clubs’ Everton FC (Premier League) and Fulham FC (Championship) as new platform partners of its ‘RISQ Performance Dashboard’.Moving forward, Everton and Fulham will utilise the RISQ Performance Dashboard as a business intelligence tool specifically designed for football club executives.The dashboard enables football stakeholders to track, analyse and control the increasing financial impact of performance by combining the club’s contractual, commercial and financial data with RISQ predictive analytics.Commenting on the RISQ platform capabilities Robert Elstone, CEO of Everton, stated: “Everton is committed to ensuring its forecasting, reporting and control procedures are accurate, timely and comprehensive. Accordingly, we were extremely impressed by the capabilities of the SportsRISQ platform.Further financial proficiencies sees the RISQ dashboard able to integrate detailed, real-time analysis, reporting and projections into their weekly, monthly and season-long planning and administration.Sean O’Loughlin, Financial Director at Fulham FC, backed RISQ technologies: “The RISQ Performance Dashboard will give us the tools to run, plan and report our finances more effectively than ever – something that is integral to the club given the growing financial stakes in football.”Signing his firm’s first major commercial contracts of 2017, Max Hamilton Head of Sport at RISQ welcomed the firms two new football partners “Results on the pitch, combined with the increased use of performance clauses in contracts, have major financial implications for football clubs. In Everton and Fulham we are delighted to have two forward-thinking partners improving control over their finances across the season with the RISQ Performance Dashboard,” Related Articleslast_img read more

Amaya hits ‘record revenues’ despite poker being hit by currency fluctuations

first_img Rafi Ashkenazi,Presenting its full-year 2016 results, Toronto-listed Amaya Inc was pleased to report ‘a record year of revenues’ as the company looks continues to diversify its product portfolio and increase its profile within regulated online gambling markets.Amaya governance would declare full-year 2016 group revenues of $1.15 billion up 8% on corresponding FY 2015’s $1.07 billion.The operator would hit ‘record revenues’ despite a 4% annual decline in poker revenues to $846 million, as its core product was impacted by adverse fluctuations against its main $ currency.Continuing to drive its product diversification, Amaya governance was pleased to detail that its casino and sports betting divisions had generated circa 23% of group revenues (FY 2015 – 17% of total group revenues).Closing its full-year 2016 results, Amaya would declare a group EBITDA of $524 million. The TSX firm would further report net earnings of $136 million, reversing FY 2015’s operational losses of $20 million which had been driven by Rational Group assets takeover costs.Further to reporting its topline metrics, Amaya governance disclosed that the firm’s long-term corporate debt stands at $2.4 billion. During 2016 Amaya governance undertook restructure to its debt facilities which the company hopes will save it $15 million per year.Rafi Ashkenazi, Amaya Inc Chief Executive Officer commented on 2016 corporate performance“Our proactive changes to the poker ecosystem and customer acquisition initiatives continue to reverse certain negative trends and we are starting to see organic growth in that business, our casino offering exceeded expectations as we introduced limited marketing campaigns and focused on our cross-sell efforts, and we continued to build and develop our sportsbook.“The strong performance of our business has helped us to reduce our currency risk, lower our interest expense, and accelerate the payment of the remaining amounts owed on our deferred payment obligation, all of which will allow us to continue pursuing our four strategic priorities. We expect to continue our 2016 momentum and execute on our strategy in 2017,” Share Related Articles StumbleUpon Share ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 PokerStars moves to refresh global appeal with ‘I’M IN’ August 18, 2020 BlueRibbon signs strategic partnership with The Stars Group August 18, 2020 Submitlast_img read more

LeoVegas continues football brand expansion netting Norwich City ‘Principal Partnership’

first_img Submit Share Share Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Related Articles Nordic Nasdaq-listed European online gambling group LeoVegas AB has continued its brand expansion within the UK market, by announcing that it has secured a three-year ‘Principal Partnership’ deal with Norwich City FC.Seeking to promote its online casino and sports betting products, LeoVegas brands will be displayed on Norwich City’s match day shirts, as well as on the football club’s season training kit. The high coverage ‘Principal Partnership’ will also see LeoVegas secure prominent branding positions within the club’s Carrow Road Stadium (28,000).Norwich City Managing Director Steve Stone welcomed LeoVegas as new Principal Sponsors: “We are delighted to welcome LeoVegas as our Principal Partner for the next three seasons, and as such they are making a vital commitment to Norwich City.”“It has been a positive summer for the Club commercially, and this lucrative partnership with LeoVegas will generate vital income into Norwich City,” he continued. “We very much look forward to working with them for the next three seasons.”LeoVegas has outlined its commitment to growing its presence within the saturated UK betting market this summer. Last week, the Malta-based firm announced its first ever football sponsorship with West London Championship football club Brentford FC.Jon Sinclair, Head of LeoVegas UK, said: “We’re very excited to be partnering with Norwich City, and this is a deal that cements LeoVegas’ presence in UK sport. We’re delighted to be working alongside the Canaries at the start of an exciting new era both on and off the pitch, and can’t wait for the new season to get started.”Norwich City marketing detailed that the club’s new season 2107/18 football shirt with LeoVegas branding would be available on 1 July. Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more

Strained 888 implements international ‘cost efficiency’ measures

first_img GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 The governance of FTSE-listed online gambling operator 888 Holdings Plc has begun an international streamlining process which will see the company reduce its staff headcount as 888 seeks to reduce day-to-day operational costs.Last week Israeli business news sources reported that 888 governance would concentrate its cost reduction strategy within its Herzliya North Tel Aviv district office, which houses the majority of its employees.The multi-market online gambling operator is reported to want to reduce operational costs due to increased corporate taxes within multiple European jurisdictions which have negatively impacted the firm’s bottom line.888 governance will seek to fully implement new group cost efficiency measures and its intended layoffs by the end of July.In April 2017, 888 governance detailed that it had called for an internal review of its operations as the company faces new market challenges. At the time, the company revealed that it was reviewing its Gibraltar operational centre and licensing infrastructure due to concerns relating to UK’s Brexit.888 leadership detailed concerns that Brexit could become a ‘future risk’ for its operations as a Gibraltar Remote Gambling License may not be sufficient to fulfil 888’s European regulatory requirements. StumbleUpon Related Articles Share Share Playtech offloads casual games subsidiaries  July 16, 2020 Revenues down 11% but product depth helps GVC through lockdown July 16, 2020 Submitlast_img read more

How augmented reality tech firm plans on boosting football’s commercial profits

first_img StumbleUpon Custom Spa – Alessandro Mastropasqua – Augmenting Reality March 12, 2018 Submit Betradar: The increased desire for data and live streaming December 27, 2017 Share Related Articles Share Project11 to showcase Supponor’s DBR technology at #bofcon2018 March 20, 2018 Augmented reality tech firm, Supponor could be about to expand the commercial profits of football clubs, by tailoring the pitchside advertising boards for different markets.The technology which was utilised in the Bundesliga last season, transforms a physical signage asset ‘into a virtual digital asset, which can be targeted with different content for different audiences.Describing the technology to SBC, Supponor COO, Charlie Marshall said: “People watching around the world see the game as it’s taking place live, but the advertising they see in the stadium is actually delivered virtually.“There are a few things that this technology enables, you can have regional brands associated with your club and you can effectively carve out those regions, so give exclusivity to one betting partner in Europe, or exclusivity to one betting partner in Asia and so on and so on.“It doesn’t just have to be by geographical audiences, it can also be by platform, so you can give exclusivity to a sponsor for mobile streams or for tablet streams or clubs could have one partner for the live and one for the delayed or highlights content, you slice and dice it a number of different ways.”“Another use of the technology, especially relevant for betting is the fact that this content is now all rendered digitally and instantaneously into the broadcast room, so when it comes to things like odds and being responsive to things that are happening during the game, this opens up loads of opportunities.”last_img read more

Gambling.com acquires mobile performance marketing network

first_img Gambling.com strengthens US presence with Indiana launch December 19, 2019 Gambling.com maintains momentum against COVID-19 impacts August 19, 2020 Submit Share Gambling.com has announced that its completed the purchase of a mobile performance marketing network for £3m. The developers behind the newly acquired brand, Sabin Brooks and Mike Webb have spent the past four years developing websites and mobile apps that specialise in gambling content for mobile users in a variety of jurisdictions. The network focuses primarily on online casino and sports betting operators and drives more revenue from the United Kingdom than any other market.Charles Gillespie, Gambling.com Group Chief Executive commented: “Sabin and Mike are talented developers and have built a fascinating business which does something new and different. For us this was a rare opportunity to do an acquisition of a business that actually innovates and has defined a new segment of the market. I look forward to building and improving all of our products alongside Sabin and Mike.”With this acquisition, Gambling.com Group opens up an entirely new and quickly growing channel through which it can grow its performance marketing business.The purchase price amounts to an upfront payment of £3m, which will be paid as a cash consideration in conjunction with the transfer of the assets. In addition, there is an earn-out of maximum £4.5m which is based on earnings performance over a period of one year. In order to achieve the full earn-out amount, the sellers need to generate earnings growth during the earn-out period of over 25%. Gambling.com Group may choose to pay any portion of the earn-out payment above £3m in newly issued shares of the company. Gambling.com launches SlotSource.com July 30, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Related Articleslast_img read more