Facebook to help fight crime in Jamaica

first_imgFacebook to fight crime in Jamaica A team from social media giant, Facebook, is scheduled to visit Jamaica next month for the official launch of a partnership with the Ministry of Education to broadcast “Ananda Alerts” – the system used to report missing children.“This partnership will enable the broadcast of Ananda Alerts on the pages of all Facebook users in Jamaica, which will ensure that we have a larger pool searching for our children when they go missing,” said Floyd Green, the Minister of State in the Education Ministry.Green made the revelation during his contribution to the 2017/2018 Sectoral Debate in Parliament earlier this month.The Ananda Alert system for reporting missing children was launched on May 19, 2009.It was named in honor of Ananda Dean, an 11-year-old student of a Corporate Area school who went missing on September 17, 2008. The two-week search for her ended in despair as her headless, decomposing body was found in bushes.The system was devised in the hopes of increasing the chances of recovering missing children by getting information out to the public faster.Under the Ananda Alert programme, when a child goes missing, a report is made to the nearest police station or by calling 119. The police will then alert all Ananda Alert stakeholders including the media houses, mobile companies, local authorities, parish councils; and these will then mobilize community groups.After 12-hours, photos of the missing child will be placed on electronic/mobile billboards, in shops, supermarkets, community centre, church halls, schools and post offices.The plight of missing children, will be one of several issues to be addressed by recently appointed Jamaican Commissioner of Police, George Quallo, who will assume office on April 18. His appointment was announced earlier this week by National Security Minister Robert Montague. Quallo is a former Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP)  who enlisted in the Jamaica Constabulary Force on November 29, 1976.Quallo says his mandate is to enhance the security services to the country, improving public order, reducing corruption and improving accountability across the force. The new Commissioner will also be tasked to implement a comprehensive succession planning process for the Directorate of Constabulary.last_img read more

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Shoplifter pepper sprays security guard

first_imgA shoplifter pepper-sprayed a security guard at a store at The Palms at Town and Country, authorities said.The incident was reported at Forever 21’s even cheaper F21 RED store. According to an incident report, a woman saw the thief putting clothes into a shopping bag without paying for the items and notified the store’s security guard.Miami-Dade police recently released surveillance video that shows the shoplifter pepper-spraying the security guard before taking off with a bag full of stolen merchandise.It’s unclear how much the merchandise was worth. According to an incident report, the store was evacuated because of the chemicals in the air.last_img

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Reggae Girlz Defeat Cuba 12-1 in Olympic Qualifier

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica – Despite having not prepared for the match, the Reggae Girlz defeated Cuba 12-1 in their Concacaf Women’s Olympic Caribbean Qualifying campaign yesterday at the National Stadium in Kingston.Training for the campaign was stalled due to late payments from FIFA and the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) which caused the players to strike. Assistant Coach Lorne Donaldson also said that he had to wait for the players that were available before they could move forward.The Reggae Girlz, however, put on a stellar performance in their first Olympic qualifying game.Cheyna Matthews led the way with four goals — in the 20th, 31st, 62nd and 69th minutes — while Tiffany Cameron secured a brace in the 38th and 53rd minutes.Deneisha Blackwood (4th), Trudi Carter (14th), substitutes Reilly Paterson (72nd) and Tarania Clarke (78th) and Dominique Bond-Flasza (88th) got one apiece, while the other was an 80th-minute own goal by Yarisleidy Mena Novo.Yoana Calderon got Cuba’s consolation in the 55th minute. The last two times that Jamaica faced Cuba, they defeated the team 6-1 and 9-0.The win pushed the Girlz to the top of Group B on three points and a healthy goal difference ahead of Barbados, who defeat St Lucia 3-2. Jamaica will face Barbados next on October 4 in Kingston.The qualifiers are set for September 30 to October 8. Jamaica will face off against Cuba, St Lucia, Barbados and the US Virgin Islands in Group B. The group winners will move on to the Concacaf final round.Group A, the lone six-team group, comprises host Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Dominican Republic, St Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda, and Aruba, while Haiti, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Dominica, and Grenada will contest Group C.last_img read more

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Broward Schools Chapter of 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project Attend…

first_imgBROWARD COUNTY – The Broward County Public Schools (BCPS), 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project chapter were among attendees at the 2019 Congressional Black Caucus (CBCF) Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) last month in Washington DC.Through the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project, 50 students from Hallandale High School, Hollywood Hills High School and Miramar High School attended the ALC and participated in panel discussions focused on education; the social status of African American men and boys; and disrupting the school-to-prison pipeline. They also received first-hand experience on how to influence change in education policy while attending forums with some of the nation’s most influential legislators, celebrities and leaders.The 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project aims to provide minority male students from grades three through 12 with positive role models and experiences that empower them to make good choices and encourage healthy living, responsibility, respect and achievement. The young men participate in various cultural and educational experiences such as visits to college campuses, etiquette workshops, and job and career training. The Project aims to improve academic performance, reduced truancy, referrals and suspensions, and increase pathways to success through mentoring and diverse experiences.The CBCF ALC is the leading policy conference on issues impacting African Americans. Thought leaders, legislators and concerned citizens engage on economic development, civil and social justice, public health, and education issues.last_img read more

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Video – Watch Liverpool Beat Bayern Munich 3-0 In The Audi Cup

first_imgEngland’s Daniel Sturridge put the icing on the cake for Liverpool seven minutes from full time with a well-executed chip over Bayern’s goalkeeper.He then immediately pull his hamstring while celebrating, an injury that ended his time on the pitch and could possibly sidelined him for the season opening weeks.Daniel Sturridge scores a beautiful chip goal against Bayern pic.twitter.com/hl90UwTxyi— Troll Football Media (@Troll__Footbal) August 1, 2017Liverpool will now face Atletico Madrid in the Audi Cup Final on Wednesday, hoping to lift their second pre-season tour trophy.Video Credit: Twitter.comRelatedSturridge Suffers Injury ‘Again’ During Audi Cup MatchAugust 2, 2017In “England”2017 Audi Cup: Atletico Beat Liverpool On Penalties To Win TournamentAugust 3, 2017In “England”VIDEO: Watch Sadio Mane’s Second Half Strike Rescue LiverpoolAugust 19, 2017In “England” Liverpool provided a stellar performance to dispatch German champions, Bayern Munich, 3-0 in the Audi Cup on Tuesday.Sadio Mane spearheaded Liverpool’s onslaught, scoring the opener in the 7th minute, before skillfully providing another in the first half to give the Red’s a two goal half time lead.Sadio Mane GOAL HD – Bayern Munich 0-1 Liverpool 01.08.2017 pic.twitter.com/SKjAekqO5B— I love football (@87tarasTaras) August 1, 2017Mohammed Sallah scored his fourth goal of Liverpool’s pre-season campaign and the second of the game in the 34th minute, nodding home a deflected cross from close range.last_img read more

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‘Expensive’ Neymar To Miss French League Bow

first_imgParis Saint Germain (PSG) will have to wait a little longer to see their new acquisition ‘Expensive’ Neymar in action after his documents was not lodged in time for the stipulated deadline.His ITC (International Transfer Certificate) didn’t meet the midnight deadline therefore ‘Expensive’ Neymar will miss the league opener against Amiens.He will have to watch the game from the stands according to the league body though he is expected to be presented to supporters before the match at Parc des Princes.25-year old ‘Expensive Neymar’ joined the Ligue 1 club for a record fee of 222m euros (£200m) and will earn 45m euros (£40.7m) a year.Speaking during his presentation on Friday, Neymar revealed that his PSG move was not motivated by money. He said: “What I say to these people is they don’t know anything about my personal life. I was never motivated by money.“If I was following the money, I would be somewhere else, with other clubs in other countries. I’m really sad that people still think that way and I’m glad that PSG believe in me.” he added.Relatedlast_img read more

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5 On 5

first_img5. Who should be the first choice Goalkeeper at the World Cup? Ezenwa or EnyeamaCalvin EmekaI can only answer this when the final squad is announced.Emeka EnyadikeIt might well end up to be neitherof them starting in goal at the World Cup. Gernot Rohr frequently has a good look of the players and I expect him to make the best choices all over the team.Biola KazeemI think with Enyeama retired, we should move on with what we have. Ezenwa and Akpeyi with Uzoho maybe. Enyeama was there for 13 years. He did his bit. Someone else should carry the mantle.Osasu ObayiuwanaThe goalkeeper that is in form should be Nigeria’s first-choice for the World Cup. I am sure Rohr will make the right choice.Wale AdigunIf Enyeama is as much as 95% fit, he would be a sure pick. On ‘5 On 5’ this week we are joined by top shots on the Nigerian Sports scene to discuss the most topical issue in Nigerian football over the last couple of days.After the unfortunate illness that has ruled Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Carl Ikeme out of football action dating back to the summer, Ikechukwu Ezenwa has been in goal for the Super Eagles in their last four matches enroute securing one of five slots for Africa at the Russia 2018 World Cup.The name of erstwhile captain Vincent Enyeama continues to pop up in the football circles and we have brought five top analysts to air their incisive opinions on the clamour for the return of Vincent Enyeama1. What do you think about the clamour to bring Vincent Enyeama back into the Super Eagles setup?Calvin EmekaThe clamour for Enyeama is a typical Nigerian thing. We struggle to let go of National team legends. We all remember Peter Rufai in France ’98 and Christian Chukwu in October 1981 against Algeria in a World Cup qualifier, both ended in disasters.Emeka EnyadikeThe clamour for Enyeama’s return is not a good development because it sums up the fact that we have not prepared for life after him.Biola KazeemI think the clamour is unnecessary.Osasu ObayiuwanaIf Vincent is physically and MATCH FIT and he is ready to accept a return to the team, under the rules Gernot Rohr has set out, my answer would be yes.Wale AdigunI think the clamour for Enyeama to return is normal due to the insecurities in between the goalposts. He is a legend and a fan’s favourite. RelatedNigeria’s next big thing, honing his skills at Estadio Municipal de RiazorOctober 18, 2017In “Nigeria”From Europe To Africa: Vincent Enyeama Plots Return To Football BUT On TWO ConditionsApril 18, 2020In “Featured”Enyeama Open To Eagles Return (AUDIO)September 13, 2019In “National Team” 2. Is Ikechukwu Ezenwa good enough to start in goal for the Super Eagles at the World Cup?Calvin EmekaWith Carl Ikeme sidelined, Ezenwa got his chance because the others before him did not perform well. He has his faults but he is growing. He is as good as what we have available.Emeka EnyadikeEzenwa stepped into pressure and uncertainty against Cameroon and did well. They need to be encouraged and exposed to top class coaching before the World Cup. The goalkeepers have very few caps and that inexperience is our problem not the goalkeepers.Biola KazeemHe is a decent goalkeeper who has the tendency to make the odd mistake. Even at that, we should move on from Vincent EnyeamaOsasu ObayiuwanaThat question will be answered before the final World Cup list is drawn up. We still have six months before that happens, so let’s see what happens. But Ezenwa has performed creditably, so far.Wale AdigunDefinitely yes! If he is good enough to secure the needed points against Cameroon and Zambia then he is good enough.3. Considering that Ezenwa was in goal to relatively good effect for the most important matches in qualifying, what message does Enyeama’s return send to the legion of NPFL Players seeking to earn a place in the National team?Calvin EmekaNPFL players are badly marginalised in the Super Eagles as is almost anything from or inside Nigeria when there is a foreign option available. Ezenwa should keep working on his game and ignore the Enyeama clamourEmeka EnyadikeThey will have their chances if they are good. The only problem is that the NPFL players need to be exposed to higher level coaching.Biola KazeemI want to believe the rights to play are being earned on merit. If so, the chances for the NPFL players are inherent on how well they perform.Osasu ObayiuwanaBefore Enyeama’s injury, he remained one of Nigeria and Africa’s best goalkeepers, even when he was out of the national team. I don’t think this can be disputed by anyone. If anyone wants to be Nigeria’s number 1 goalkeeper, you have to earn it. The issue is not about whether the Super Eagles goalkeeper plays in Europe or in the NPFL. It’s a simple question of who is the best for the position.Wale AdigunIt sends a bad message to the NPFL players but on the flip side National team places should be earned based on quality and so long as quality is lacking in the League, there will be no opportunities for them. 4. Does this clamour for Enyeama to return continue even if he does not nail down a regular spot in his club before the World Cup?Calvin EmekaThere are many starters in the Eagles who don’t play in their clubs. Enyeama should not be judged differently if he accepts to come back to the foldEmeka EnyadikeLooking back at the France ’98 debacle with an unfit Peter Rufai, if Enyeama fails to nail down a regular starting spot in a club it would be wise to stop clamouring for his return.Biola KazeemTo be honest, I just prefer for us to move on. We have done without Enyeama for 2 years. Why reverse that?Osasu ObayiuwanaAs aforementioned, the person who start in goal should have earned the right by merit.Wale AdigunEnyeama already said he will not come back if he is not 100% fit. If he does not get enough game time at club level I would expect that Gernot Rohr would not pick him.last_img read more

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Susan O’Leary – Alderney – Defining a harmonious approach for new market entry

first_imgShare Related Articles Dominik Beier – Interwetten unafraid to test its legacy in Nigeria March 23, 2020 Share Political power: it is critical to spend time understanding the political environment in which you plan to ply your trade. DOWNLOAD: BtoBet’s report on East Africa betting potential May 27, 2020 Playtech 2019 revenue growth outdone by costs & duties  February 27, 2020center_img Susan O’Leary – AlderneySusan O’Leary, Director of eCommerce for Alderney eGambling, on some of the pitfalls operators face when entering new markets and why a harmonious approach to regulation is the key to success   ___________________New and emerging markets are providing operators and suppliers with an exciting and lucrative opportunity to put their brands and products in front of more players than ever before. Continents such as Asia and Africa have the potential to become the largest iGaming markets in the world, while growth can still be found closer to home in Eastern and Western Europe with the likes of Germany, the Netherlands and even Sweden edging ever closer to a fully regulated market.While operators and suppliers are being seduced by regions ready and waiting to embrace online gambling for the first time, they come with hidden pitfalls that need to be understood and cleared for iGaming businesses to survive and thrive. Some of the key things to consider include:A warm welcome: most new iGaming jurisdictions have gone to great lengths to protect established land-based operators, requiring new firms to enter a joint venture with retail casinos to offer their sites to players in the country. Other regulations may require them to establish a retail presence. Protection: while some new markets are yet to establish a regulatory framework, operators and suppliers should ensure they are licensed regardless. Not only does it help protect them from the above, but it gives them access to additional licensed partners, more banks and financial institutions while making sure they are operating at the highest possible standards. With so many regions and jurisdictions looking to get in on the action, the argument for harmonious regulation is a strong one. The Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) has an open-door policy for regulators wanting to tap into their 16-plus years of experience in licensing online gambling businesses.The AGCC can help them establish a robust yet flexible framework, while also handling the licensing process for operators and suppliers entering their market.Working with new regulatory jurisdictions, the AGCC can assist in standardising regulations to ensure that instead of a patchwork of rules and requirements, a universal standard is achieved that benefits operators and regulators alike. This is far more effective and efficient than the status quo where operators and suppliers must adjust their businesses to suit each market.New and emerging markets will be a major growth driver this year, but operators need to be mindful of jumping straight into the deep end without proper thought and consideration to the country in which they are making a splash. If done properly, the potential is huge. If combined with harmonious rules and requirements, the iGaming train will keep on rolling. Submit Exit strategy: unlike mature markets, new jurisdictions can be challenging when it comes to withdrawing money from the country. Banking systems can be complex, with different processes, timescales and cultures. It is vital, therefore, to have a clear exit strategy tailored to each individual market where you operate.   StumbleUponlast_img read more

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The World Cup’s Finest with KamaGames’ Ionut Chepeneag

first_img Share In The World Cup’s Finest we ask various individuals to delve into their own personal history of football’s quadrennial showpiece extravaganza, selecting a number of favourites as well as revealing what is their very first World Cup memory.Ionut Chepeneag, Social Media Manager at KamaGames, begins a new week of delving into the World Cup history books, offering a slight Romanian tinge to proceedings. Who was the greatest Romanian footballer of all time? Which colourful South American keeper was admired by millions? And which rout for a host nation paid sweepstake dividends? Find out below.First World Cup memory 17 June – 17 July (World Cup, USA). My first World Cup memory goes back to 1994. I was 10 years old and I remember staying with my grandparents from time to time. During World Cup USA ’94, I was in their home for two weeks of my summer holiday. I was so mesmerised by the quality of the football I saw being played by (most of) the teams and seeing players such as Stoichkov, Batistuta, Balbo, Klinsmann, Brolin, Hagi, Baggio, Romario, and many, others started my love and passion for the game.I remember staying up late the night of the final between Brazil and Italy and because it was so late and I couldn’t watch the TV because my grandparents were sleeping, I had to listen to the game on the radio. Imagine having to listening to a penalty shoot-out on the radio, can you imagine anything more painful!?Favourite World CupGoal Gheorghe Hagi (Romania vs Colombia, 1994). Such a stunner! The 2nd goal scored by Romania against Colombia in ’94 was Hagi’s magnificent long range shot from approximately 35 metres, which left Colombia’s goalkeeper Oscar Cordoba daydreaming. This goal is easily on the first place in my top 10 World Cup goals without being biased. Or maybe I am? What do you think?Team Romania, 1994. For most of the football fans this was, without a doubt, the best performance from Romania in any tournament. The group was a pretty tough one, winning against Colombia (3-1), USA (1-0) and losing pretty harshly against Switzerland 1-4, but 6 points were enough to win the group. The next round was against Argentina with an incredibly strong world class team, which, in front of 21 million fans, we beat 3:2. A victory against a team like Argentina was already seen as a success.As they say, all good things come to an end, which was the game against Sweden, and one of the saddest moments of my life as a football supporter. It was 1-1 after 90 minutes and because there was no golden goal rule back in ’94, our goal from the 101th minute didn’t send us directly in the semi-finals. Kennet Anderson managed to equalize in only 4 minutes after Raducioiu’s second goal of the game. 2-2 after extra time and penalties were about to decide the winner. We lost after missing two out of five penalties. It didn’t matter that much, we all knew that this was our Golden Generation and their performance was incredible. They made us all proud!  Game Brazil v Germany, 2014. It was the first World Cup I watched in Ireland after relocating here. The guys in my new company were running a sweepstake for the World Cup and I got Germany. We were watching most of the games in our canteen on the projector and I remember watching this one and not being able to believe my eyes. Seeing Germany beating Brazil 7-1 was nothing short of crazy.Player  Gheorghe Hagi. Was the greatest Romanian football player of all time, and one of the best attacking midfielders from Europe during the 1980s and ‘90s. I remember watching all of his games with the national team and the most of the important club games too. I’ve always respected him as a player and as captain of the national team. He was one of my childhood heroes and later on I actually had the opportunity to work with him on a couple of projects dedicated to the development of junior players from Romania.Kit Mexico (Jorge Campos, 1994 and 1998). This guy was always one of my favourite players from USA ‘94 and France ’98, and that’s mainly because of his playing kit and his professional attitude as a football player. He was a true legend and a person admired by millions of people. Whenever I had the chance, I was always trying to watch Mexico’s games and cheer for Campos.The World Cup’s Finest is to be a regular feature during the Russia World Cup, profiling a different individual each week day, if you would like to be involved please email [email protected] Related Articles StumbleUpon Share MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 Brazil appoints agencies to accelerate Sports Betting launch August 21, 2020 Belgian Pro League live betting streaming deal for Stats Perform August 21, 2020 Submitlast_img read more

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Degree 53 promotes trusted hand Chris Benstead as new digital director

first_imgShare Share Submit Degree 53 ‘UX Review’ reviews operators against latest Apple app guidelines January 15, 2020 Degree 53 expands technical and product development teams   July 22, 2020 Related Articles bet365 continues Manchester expansion with new offices March 13, 2020 StumbleUpon Andrew Daniels – Degree 53Industry development, design and innovation studio Degree 53 has confirmed the promotion of Chris Benstead to the leadership position of Digital Director.Benstead has formerly served as a lead digital strategist for Degree 53 since the firm’s foundation in 2013, advising on key client accounts and project strategies.The promotion sees Degree 53 task Benstead with leading day-to-day digital delivery for clients and working alongside the commercial team and prospective clients to ensure they get the most out of their digital strategy.Commenting on the update, Chris Benstead, Digital Director at Degree 53, details: “I have been working at Degree 53 since our launch and I’m excited at this opportunity to continue the great work our team has been producing over the years. It’s amazing to see how our company has grown and developed since we first started.“I am lucky enough to see the work the team produces every day for our clients and am excited to help us progress and to lead the team to new opportunities.”Benstead brings over 10 years of digital experience, having previously worked at Betfred and HP, with Degree 53 highlighting his background in the ‘identification of the client core business requirements and understanding how and where value can be added through digital dynamics.Backing the appointment ofBenstead, Andrew Daniels, Managing Director at Degree 53, says: “I’m excited that Chris is stepping into this role and will no doubt do a fantastic job, leading the company to deliver great projects. Degree 53 has been going through major growth, which led us to taking two directions as a business – providing core services to our clients and building our own products. Chris’ role is to ensure we have a director focused 100% on the client side of the business, providing support to the wider team. These two areas have attracted talented individuals for a variety of roles. We pride ourselves in our technical expertise and skill set, and it’s reflected in the type of work we get. I’d like to congratulate Chris on behalf of the whole company and look forward to reaching new milestones with Degree 53.”last_img read more

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