Portia Simpson Miller announces retirement from PNP leadership

first_imgCNW 90 SCRIPT – FEB 6 Happy Monday everyone! Today is February 6. We’re taking a look at some of the top stories that are making the news across your Caribbean-American community right here in South Florida.PNP leader and leader of the Jamaican opposition announced yesterday that she will retire as the party’s leader and opposition leader on April 2. The party will convene on March 26 to elect her successor, with nominations opening today February 6 and closing on February 10. Simpson Miller will remain as the MP for South West St. Andrew.South Florida attorney George Crimarco assures Jamaicans they have no need to panic about new travel restrictions imposed by United States President Donald Trump as none of the rules applies to Jamaicans. He, however, cautioned, Jamaicans who hold green cards, against living in Jamaica and making an annual one week entry to the US. He said when the US issues a green card to someone, it intends that individual to live in the US.Hundreds of South Floridians again staged protest rallies in down-town Miami, while thousands more rallied in the vicinity of President Donald Trump’s Maralago estate on Saturday against his executive order banning immigrants from seven nations. Protestors carried protests signs and repeatedly chanted “Hey, hey ho, Donald Trump has got to go”In SportsDown 28-9 at the beginning of the 4th quarter the New England Patriots staged one of the greatest rallies in Super-Bowl history to defeat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in the first ever overtime in 51 Super-Bowls.  Playing another phenomenal game, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady won the MVP awardHere’s what’s TrendingA Professor of Pharmaceutical Science at Nova Southeastern University in Davie, South Florida has cautioned people using dietary supplements to improve memory and general brain function there is little scientific proof these supplements have the effect their manufacturers claim.Here is your weather forecast for tomorrowIn Broward it will be partly sunny with occasional showers, with a high of 80 degrees and a low of 66. In Miami-Dade County the high temp will be 81, the low 68 degrees mostly sunny, but with a shower or two.For more information on these and other stories, visit us online at Caribbean nationalweekly.com. Make Sure to pick up your copy of the National Weekly at your nearest Caribbean American outlet.Today’s coverage was brought to you by Grace Soups: Spice up your kitchen with Grace Soups today.  Genuine Caribbean taste enjoyed worldwide!”This has been CNW90, I’m ……………………..last_img read more

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Man who gave the police middle finger sentenced to anger management…

first_imgA man who showed the middle finger to a police officer in Trinidad has been ordered by the court to spend the next two years attending anger management sessions.Kerry Yard, 45 of Marabella was charged that he made use of an insulting gesture intended to provoke officer Quinton Cupid to commit a breach of the peace. It was laid under section 49 of the Summary Offences Act.Magistrate Kerrianne Byer explained to Yard that he angered the police officer which could have led to the policeman breaching the peace. Yard pleaded guilty.The court heard that at 10.05 a.m. last Saturday the officer was dressed in police operation wear at Market Street, Marabella when he saw Yard walking along the roadway. “He was engaged in an argument with another person,” police prosecutor Sergeant Ian Sylvan said.  He said the officer approached the couple and asked “if everything was okay.”It was then that Yard “looked in the direction of the complainant and spat on the ground in front the cop. The defendant then turned towards the cop, raised his right hand and his right middle finger in the policeman’s face. The complainant felt insulted by the defendant’s behavior,” Sylvan said. Yard was charged.Byer reviewed his criminal background which showed that he had previous matters for resisting arrest, marijuana possession and obscene language. The obscene language cases spanned over the past 17 years, Byer said.Yard denied he had an anger problem. He said, “Me and my lady had a little altercation since from home … She was lashing out and I was not answering.” His common-law wife who was seated in the San Fernando Fifth Court also said Yard could control his anger. She said that he was “slightly intoxicated” at the time of the incident and described their dispute as “not a big argument.”Byer however said, “Your behaviour and inability to control yourself even in front of your common law wife or girlfriend, I find that a bit disturbing.” She said he did not have to behave in such manner toward the officer who was trying to assist.“We live in an angry society out there. It’s who stabbing each other and who pulling a gun over little arguments,” she said.She ordered that Yard visit the probation officer for the next two years. He is to meet an officer for counselling and anger management issues twice per month for the next six months. Subsequent to this, Yard is to visit the office once per month.last_img read more

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Bahamas Defence Force Apprehends Cuban Migrants

first_imgNASSAU, Bahamas, CMC – Members of the Bahamas Defence Force (BDF) on Friday apprehended 11 Cuban migrants during a joint effort by members of the BDF and the United States Coast Guard.It’s reported that early Thursday, the security officials intercepted a small rustic vessel migrant vessel with 11 Cuban male migrants onboard in the Anguilla Cay area.The migrants were medically screened and were cleared to embark the vessel for transportation to the Coral Harbour Base.Upon their arrival at the base, the Cuban migrants were also examined by a surveillance team from the Ministry of Health, before eventual handover to Immigration Officials.The Cubans have been placed in quarantine before introduced to the general population at the Detention Center.last_img read more

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South Florida’s Sharon Forrester Reemerges with Reggae Rendition of “Simply Falling”

first_imgOver 45 years in the music business has given Sharon Forrester a nose for hit songs. After hearing American singer Iyeoka’s “Simply Falling” for the first time, she knew right away she had to do a reggae version. Forrester, who is also a South Florida resident, and Lindo, go way back to the 1970s when she began her recording career as a protege of producer Geoffrey Chung in Kingston, Jamaica. Lindo was a session guitarist at Federal Records in Kingston. Her biggest songs have been reggae covers of American Rhythm and Blues songs. Chung produced her version of Valerie Simpson’s “Silly Wasn’t I” in 1973; she covered Rose Royce’s “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore” six years later. Forrester was also part of an ensemble that backed Bushman on the Steely and Clevie-produced 1997 hit, “Remember The Days.” “The moment I heard this song, it resonated with me. The lyrics are simple but beautifully crafted. They describe someone inadvertently falling in love. She is amazed at how deeply she feels and consumed with the intimacy and the magic of the experience,” said Forrester. “The melody is sweet and subtle and leaves great scope for heartfelt vocal expression. This is the kind of love song I like.” center_img Forrester’s rendition, produced by South Florida maestro Willie Lindo was released earlier this month. Lindo’s whose Fort Lauderdale-based Heavy Beat Records has produced a flood of hit songs including “Inseparable” by Dennis Brown and “I Wanna Wake up With You” by Boris Gardiner. “As Chronixx says, ‘I do it for the love.’ Once music is in you, it never leaves. I will always sing for the fulfillment it gives to others and to myself.” “Staying current helps my creative process. Through music  I know I can contribute to the happiness of anyone who relates to my music,” she said.Forrester, who once recorded and toured as a backup singer for African reggae singer Alpha Blondy, says she never tires of recording or performing. last_img read more

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Roma Legend Totti Confirms Retirement From Football; Set For Director Role

first_imgRelatedDe Rossi Disguises To Watch Rome Derby As Club UltraJanuary 29, 2020In “Italy”AS Roma Launches Totti’s Iconic Number 10 Shirt Into SpaceAugust 2, 2017In “Europe”Joseph Bouasse Perfection: Ex-Roma Player Dies From Heart AttackMay 25, 2020In “Africa” AS Roma icon Francesco Totti has officially announced his retirement from football as a player as he confirmed that he is set to become a director at the capital club.Totti, 40, has played for AS Roma throughout his career spanning 24 years. He played his last game in May at the end of the 2016/17 season and had hinted then that he could continue to play football abroad but that has been shelved in favour of a director’s role at the club he joined as a schoolboy (AS Roma).Speaking via a statement released, Totti said: “The first part of my life, as a player, has ended.”“But now I’m heading into an equally important part, hoping to do as well as I did on the field.” he added.Francesco Totti made his debut for AS Roma in 1993 aged 16 and won the Italian Serie A title eight years later with his boyhood club. His last (786th) appearance for the club was as a substitute in a 3-2 league win over Genoa.Speaking further, he said: “I never wanted that game to end, that day to end.”“Now I’ll try to make myself available… from the youth team to the president. It might take six months, a year, two years… I don’t know how long it will take to find the role I prefer.” Totti, who is the leading goalscorer in AS Roma history with 307 goals, stated.last_img read more

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How Super Eagles Celebrated World Cup Spot (Video)

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Super Eagles players were understandably in high spirits after they gave their all during Saturday’s 1-0 win over Zambia at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo to help Nigeria book a sixth World Cup final appearance.The players on getting to the dressing room celebrated the huge success in unison with team captain John Mikel Obi at the centre of the celebrations. The wonderful togetherness showed by the players was captured in a 36-sec video. “WhatsApp Video 2017-10-08 at 11.35.01 AM” 1. Video Player00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. 0:36 Midfielder Ogenyi Onazi, who went off injured during the game and was promptly replaced by Mikel Agu, was the chief instigator as he started the chanting of the victory song ‘Ole! Ole!! Ole!!!’. He was also the catalyst as other players joined him in getting the aforementioned Mikel Obi wet.With a place in Russia now certain, all attention will now shift to preparations ahead of the tournament starting from next month’s dead rubber against Group B whipping boys Algeria.RelatedEFL: Why Middlesbrough Fans Love Mikel Obi So MuchFebruary 18, 2019In “England”Super Eagles Players Visit President Buhari (Photo)May 31, 2018In “National Team”Greatest Nigerian Player: “No Where In The World” Mikel Better Than Oliseh – Aiyegbeni (AUDIO)August 10, 2020In “Featured”last_img read more

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YUGE…Paddy Power launches ‘The Trump Hub’ with 100+ Donald Bets

first_img Paddy Power raises awareness of Missing People with Motherwell ‘silhouette’ stand August 7, 2020 Bakhshi and Shaddick launch ‘Art of the Possible’ podcast tracking US 2020 developments August 10, 2020 Paddy PowerIrish bookmaker Paddy Power is putting US President Donald Trump ‘On Notice’. The bookmaker today has announced that it has launched an entire section of its website named ‘The Trump Hub’ dedicated to ‘Trump-related betting markets’.Last week Paddy Power politics detailed to SBC that it was ’addicted to Trump’, as the bookmaker launched over 100 markets dedicated to President Trump.The bookmaker will take Trump bets on a number of intriguing topics, including the US-Mexico relationship, Presidential impeachment, Trump’s current administration and Trump family matters. The Trump Hub can be accessed at   – https://promotions.paddypower.com/trumpbetsPaddy Power marketing detailed that having paid out early on the Donald to ‘lose the US Election in October 2016’ costing the operator around £5million, the betting firm has since been inundated with requests for Trump specials.The Trump Hub will be the first time a bookmaker has dedicated a special betting section to a political figurehead.Paddy Power spokesperson Patrick ‘Paddy’ Power commented on the launch of the Trump Hub“Our yuge collection of Trump bets totals more than 100 specials. Let’s face it, no matter how wacky some of them might seem, his first few weeks in charge have proven that anything is possible when it’s his stubby finger hovering over the red button.” Share Submit Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Share Related Articles StumbleUponlast_img read more

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Proven Player… Better Collective lands 7th Børsen Gazelle

first_imgShare Share Submit Better Collective Spotlight: How Betarades.gr is driving engagement through YouTube July 30, 2020 Related Articles Better Collective cautious on quick recovery as COVID drags growth momentum August 25, 2020 Altenar: Supporting expansion plans in Denmark and Portugal August 20, 2020 StumbleUpon Jesper SøgaardLeading industry affiliate Better Collective continues to be recognised as one of Denmark’s fastest growing and most dynamic enterprises, having secured its seventh consecutive Børsen Gazelle Award.Developed by Danish business publication Børsen, the Gazelle Awards recognise the nation’s fastest growth enterprises, who have displayed consistent value for investors and stakeholders.The impressive places Better Collective amongst an elite small group of Danish companies that have been around since the inception of the Børsen Gazelle award.Better Collective, which has built its hyper-successful business by focusing on in-house technology development combined with a deep knowledge of digital consumer trends and communities, is further recognised as a by Børsen as a ‘Super Gazelle’, for its excellent business track record.The Copenhagen based affiliate marketing firm operates leading industry player portal bettingexpert.com. Last October, Better Collective welcomed former Microsoft Europe President Klaus Holse to its board of directors, as the company targets aggressive international market expansion.Jesper Søgaard, Founder and CEO of Better Collective: “I am so proud that we, as a collective, have been able to keep this incredible growth going—and receiving this award is a tangible symbol of our achievements.“For the past seven years, every time we are bestowed with this honour it makes us thankful, and truly motivates us to go further. There will come a point where this type of growth is not feasible as our company expands and our market matures—but that doesn’t deter us from trying to keep the streak going.”last_img read more

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Eleven Sports expands football broadcasting footprint with IMG

first_img Continuing the expansion of its UK football broadcasting footprint, ELEVEN Sports has won the rights to Italy’s top flight from BT Sport.ELEVEN Sports is owned by Andrea Radrizzani, who is also the chairman of English Championship club, Leeds United. The Serie A deal follows on from ELEVEN Sports winning the rights from Sky Sports to show La Liga for the upcoming season.The group has revealed that forming a strategic partnership with IMG, Eleven Sports 1 and Eleven Sports 2 will launch online in August, in time for the commencing of the La Liga and Serie A season. The significance of the deal increased immensely this week when World Football’s biggest star, Cristiano Ronaldo joined the current Italian champions Juventus.Marc Watson, Executive Chairman and Group CEO of ELEVEN Sports commented on the Eleven Sports website: “Serie A has a dedicated following in the UK and Ireland and there is now added interest following Juventus’ signing of global superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. “ELEVEN SPORTS. “With more top-tier rights to come in addition to Serie A and LaLiga, ELEVEN SPORTS’ entry in to the UK and Ireland has changed the market dynamics. History has shown new rivals bring innovation and fresh thinking to the ways in which premium sports action is produced, packaged and distributed for fans.”Commenting on the partnership with IMG, he added: “The partnership with IMG strengthens ELEVEN SPORTS’ position as a major player in the UK and Ireland. IMG adds significant resources to our operations and they will contribute greatly to our innovative way of delivering more contemporary sports coverage that appeals to today’s audience.”Gaetano Miccichè, Serie A President also spoke about the deal on the ELEVEN Sports site: “We have worked very successfully with ELEVEN SPORTS in the last three years to take world-class Serie A action to football fans in several markets around the world.”“We are delighted to continue our partnership in the UK and Ireland and we are looking forward to being a big part of ELEVEN’s sport focused strategy that will place us at the forefront of their innovative offer in what is a very important market for Serie A.” Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 Submit Belgian Pro League selects bwin as its new betting partner August 4, 2020 Related Articles Alexey Khobot, Fonbet: The importance of live streaming for Russia’s betting market July 1, 2020 Share Share StumbleUponlast_img read more

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Intralot in need of Turkish rethink following loss of Sportoto concession

first_img Related Articles Intralot accelerates Nederlandse Loterij retail transformation July 29, 2020 Share Intralot enhances Malta games offering with E*SOCCER launch July 13, 2020 StumbleUpon Greek business news sources have reported that Athens-listed Intralot SPA has lost its tender to continue servicing betting monopoly IDDAA.Issuing a market filing this morning, Turkish telecoms giant Turkcell, Intralot’s joint venture partner for IDDAA operations, confirmed that Turkey’s Sportoto Organisation had awarded its monopoly betting license to ’Sans Girisim’ – a joint venture formed by Nasdaq-listed Scientific Games and Turkish media/entertainment conglomerate Demirören Holdings.The outcome of the decision will likely see Intralot governance implement a corporate restructure, as the company loses a significant asset from its commercial pipeline, in which Turkish operations generate +40% of corporate revenues.Further headaches will likely emerge from Intralot and Turkcell rearrangement their joint ownership of technology firm INTELTEK, the special purpose vehicle which has overseen IDDAA betting operations since 2004.Celebrating 15-years’ operating in Turkey, last November Intralot governance announced that it would move ahead with plans to expand INTELTEK operating unit, developing a new technology hub for its strategic outfit.At present, the INTELTEK will manage the IDDAA sports betting concession until August 2019.Intralot governance maintains that the company will still have an active footprint within the Turkish market, operating online sports betting joint-venture Bilyoner, in-which its owns the majority stake 50.01%.The Sportoto tender had been a brutal affair, contested by INTELTEK and Sans Girisim to secure the Turkish monopoly sports betting rights.The Sans Girisim JV won the tender, dropping its concession to a 0.2% share on all sports wagering revenues, an offer INTELTEK partners could not afford to match.Furthermore, during the tender process, questions were raised with regards to Demirören Chairman Yildirim Demirören close relationship with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan.During the course of 2018, Turkish business concerns have been raised at  Demirören Holdings ability to snap-up media assets at a below market rate value, and without the Turkish government imposing checks and balances on competition standards.Appeasing critics, Demirören chairman Yildirim Demirören quit his position as chairman of the Turkish Football Federation in order to avoid a potential conflict of interest. Submit Intralot strengthens U*BET offering with virtual sports addition August 6, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

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