15-year-old girl shot in Miami-Dade

first_imgThe Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD), Northside District, is investigating a shooting that left one teenager critically injured.According to investigators, shortly after midnight, Shanetta Gilbert along with Christopher Jackson and Michael Clarke, were sitting inside a vehicle in the parking lot of the apartment complex when shots were fired. Shanetta was struck in the back as a result of the shooting. As the shooting was taking place, Jonathon Bryant was driving eastbound on NW 50 Street with Shermaine Arnold as a passenger, when their vehicle was struck by bullets. Jonathon drove the vehicle in reverse to get away, when he lost control, crashing into a fence at the apartment complex. Shermaine was struck in the forehead with glass debris.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded and transported both Shanetta and Shermaine to Jackson Memorial Hospital Ryder Trauma Center.  Shanetta was transported in critical condition and Shermaine was transported in stable condition.Woman killed, four others injured in Miami shootinglast_img read more

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Earthquake rocks several Caribbean countries

first_imgSeveral Caribbean nations were again jolted by an earthquake on Monday.An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.1 rattled several Caribbean islands on Monday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The occurrence of the earthquake was confirmed by the Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the St. Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI). The SRC also indicated that the quake was located at Latitude: 13.23N, Longitude: 61.30W and at a depth of 107 kilometres (km).It was felt 11 km north west of Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, 95 km south west of Castries, St. Lucia and 140 km north east of the Grenadian capital, St. George’s. The SRC said that the quake, which occurred at 8.08 am (local time) was felt in the nations of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Lucia and Grenada.center_img Caribbean countries have in recent months been shaken by several earthquakes with SRC experts warning the region to be prepared for a major quake. There are no indications where such an earthquake could likely occur.Read more on earthquakes in the Caribbean:Caribbean struck by 3 earthquakes on Sunday https://www.caribbeannationalweekly.com/caribbean-breaking-news-featured/caribbean-hit-by-3-earthquakes-sunday/last_img read more

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IMF pledges support for the Caribbean

first_imgThe International Monetary Fund (IMF) is committed to assisting the Caribbean region affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Thursday pledged its support for the Caribbean as the region moves to build resilience against the effects of natural disasters.Recovery funding supportIMF managing director, Christine Lagarde, addressing the sixth IMF High level Caribbean forum in Jamaica said the Washington-based financial institution is prepared to support the Caribbean with recovery funding and is cognizant of the impact of natural disasters on economic development and stability in the Caribbean.Ready to provide leadershipShe told the forum, which is being held under the theme ‘Unleashing Growth and Strengthening Resilience in the Caribbean’, that the IMF is ready to provide leadership with sourcing special funding and expertise to assist the region in developing mitigation and resilience strategies over the short and long term.Lagarde said Hurricanes Irma and Maria that passed through the Lesser Antilles in September causing widespread destruction and killing several people “have again highlighted the special vulnerabilities of the Caribbean, and the need to strengthen its resilience.Climate change could worsen region’s vulnerabilities“Climate change is expected to intensify the impact of natural disasters, and worsen the vulnerabilities of small states in the Caribbean. Rising sea levels increase risks of erosion and flooding, and warmer water temperatures heighten the potential for more intense hurricanes,” she told the forum that is being attended by several regional prime ministers, central bank governors and other stakeholders.“We must come together to address the challenge posed by climate change, and help those most affected by it. Emergency relief following events like Hurricanes Irma and Maria is a key responsibility of the global community.”Lagarde said that the IMF stands ready to do whatever it can to help in these situations, in assessing macroeconomic implications, determining financing needs, and providing financial support that would also help catalyze broader financing from the rest of the international community.last_img read more

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Dolphins Cancer Challenge VIII Tackles Cancer on Feb. 10th

first_imgThis year marks the eighth edition of the popular community event, Dolphins Cancer Challenge (DCC) that raises funds for innovative cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.The Dolphins Cancer Challenge (DCC) donates 100 percent of participant-raised funds to Sylvester.The DCC VIII weekend will commence with the Kickoff Party on Friday, Feb. 9, followed by the DCC signature event on Saturday, Feb. 10 that will include five bike routes through South Florida, a run/walk 5K and a finish line celebration concert by the Goo Goo Dolls with Big Head Todd and The Monsters – extending the opportunity for cancer fighters to be of all ages and all capabilities.DCC VIII will spotlight survivors – their resiliency and path to overcome the obstacles cancer presents in their journey. The Survivor Program presented by the Harcourt M. and Virginia W. Sylvester Foundation will share the stories of #CancerFighters, those on the front line who galvanize our efforts at the DCC. Survivors within the program receive a Living Proof arm sleeve and distinguished-shirt, and will be able to partake in a number of events year round, including the Dolphins Crucial Catch campaign, photo series and Survivor Breakfast.Dolphins Cancer Challenge RegistrationRegister today, here  as the Dolphins Cancer Challenge will take place on Saturday, February 10th.The Dolphins Cancer Challenge (DCC) was founded in 2010 by the Miami Dolphins organization as the signature initiative of the Foundation’s health impact area.The DCC’s mission is to improve people’s lives through financial support for innovative cancer research at South Florida’s only academic-based cancer center – Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami.Since its inception, the DCC has raised more than $22.5 million, donating 100 percent of participant-raised funds to Sylvester.last_img read more

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Buju Free!!!!!

first_imgPopular Jamaican entertainer Buju Banton (Mark Myrie) was released from the McRae Correctional Facility in Georgia, United States yesterday after serving an eight year sentence on drug charges.According To Ronnie Davies, an avowed South Florida fan of Buju. “Is like Nelson Mandela free all over again back in South Florida. Yes, Dread!. Buju free! Buju free!”That sentiment as expressed by Davies trended on social media all Friday afternoon as news of Buju’s release spread. People, in tweets, Facebook and Instagram postings, thanked God for his release, and wished him well, hoping he quickly resumes the successful singing career he enjoyed before he was charged and imprisoned in 2010.Following Buju’s release speculation raged as to where his destination would be. Jamaicans wanted to know when he would be returning to his homeland. That answer came later o Friday evening as word came he was heading for Jamaica to arrive later that evening.At around 8:00 pm a video appeared on social media showing Buju clandestinely boarding an aircraft somewhere in the US. On the video, the tall, lanky entertainer dressed in a white sweater and a white tam walked energetically and appeared in good shape.At approximately 9:30 pm another video was posted showing Buju arriving at the Norman Manley Airport in Kingston. Walking across the tarmac, again looking fit, healthy and smiling, with his beard showing patches of grey, he was enthusiastically greeted by airport staff, and this continued when he entered the custom hall. Workers shouted, “Welcome home Buju” and some rushed, and were successful, in having their pictures taken with the entertainer.However, a crowd of his fans who received word of his pending arrival and gathered outside the passenger arrival exit at the terminal, expecting to give their entertainment idol a warm Jamaican welcome were disappointed. Instead of exiting from the arrival terminal as most passengers do, Buju was whisked away secretly from the cargo exit.Buju’s release has been highly anticipated since it was announced months ago that he would be released on December 8, some three months earlier that his schedule 2019 release.Now that he is back home, Jamaicans, and Buju’s fans globally are waiting to learn when the entertainer will return to the stage for his first show asd a free man, and his first in some nine years.last_img read more

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Florida Requests Waiver to Allow Families to Purchase Groceries Online

first_imgUPDATE April 11, 2020: U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced approval for Florida’s request to provide online purchasing of food to SNAP Households. This approval will allow the State to expedite the implementation of online purchasing with currently authorized SNAP online retailers with a target start date later this month. Florida’s SNAP participation is nearly 3 million individuals, about 1.5 million households, and totals nearly $4 billion annually in federal funding.Tallahassee, Fla. – Governor DeSantis has directed the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) to begin developing plans to implement an online purchasing program for Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients.On Friday, April 10, DCF requested a federal waiver to permit the State of Florida to launch a pilot project that will allow Florida families to purchase groceries online with their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card.“After executing Executive Order 20-91 to limit outside activities to essential services, this commonsense policy approach is a no brainer,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “Allowing Florida families to purchase groceries online instead of venturing into a public store is a sound practice during this public health emergency and yet another step that will help Florida flatten the curve.”“I commend Governor DeSantis for his tireless efforts to ensure Florida’s most vulnerable population has the information, resources, and services needed to respond to and ultimately endure this public health emergency,” said DCF Secretary Chad Poppell.Current federal regulations prohibit SNAP recipients from purchasing groceries online with an EBT card. In response, under the leadership of Governor DeSantis, Florida has submitted a waiver to participate in the United States Department of Agriculture’s Online Purchasing Pilot, which ensures Floridians can access nutritious food while also practicing social distancing and self-quarantining to reduce the spread of COVID-19.For more information regarding Florida’s benefit programs during this time, please contact the visit https://www.myflfamilies.com/covid19/access.shtml, login to your MyACCESS account or contact the customer call center at 850-300-4DCF.last_img read more

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Entertaining Draw Ensures Nasarawa and Delta Slug it out in Final

first_imgDelta Queens made certain they didn’t require any favours from Rivers Angels in getting to the final by finishing  the job in 90 minutes, drawing 2-2 against Nasarawa Amazons. The Kwale ladies coming into this game needed at least a point to ensure they book a place in the final alongside Nasarawa Amazons who had already booked their place in the final courtesy of victories in their opening first two games.And as expected they came out the hungrier of both teams and had the first real chance of the game in the second minute when captain of the side Joy Jegede forced Nwankwo into making a save. They continued to press and create chances in the early stages of the game to torment the defence of the Lafia ladies but couldn’t get that goal to show for their efforts.As the game progressed the Lafia ladies who so far in this tournament have been slow starters started to grow in confidence and got the first goal of the game in the 38th minute through Kafayat Ajani. If Coach Clifford was wondering what happened to his ever steady defence prior to that goal he was left perplexed by the defending that lead to the second goal.The second goal came four minutes after the first goal and this time it was Christy Ucheibe who did the damage by finishing off a swift counter move by the Lafia ladies. It was looking like game done and dusted but all that changed in the last minute of first half when Joy Jegede got a goal back for the Kwale ladies from a direct free kick and this turned out to be the last kick of the half.In the second half the excitement and end to end stuff started as Delta Queens came out all fired up ready to get the equaliser while Nasarawa Amazons stood firm in defence and resorted to playing on the counterattack. Both goalkeepers were called upon at different times during the match to make awesome saves for their various teams.And just when it was looking like Delta Queens might have to wait for the result between Rivers Angel and Baylesa Queens to know their fate, they got their equaliser in the 71st minute when Ukwuoma Ogechi touched in Joy Jegede’s cross to send fans into ecstasy.Both teams would now slug it out in the final for the cup and price money of #3,000,000 on Friday (13-10-2017) at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium Benin City, Edo State.RelatedNasarawa Dig Deep to Win NWPL Super4 2016/17October 13, 2017In “Nigeria”NWPL2019 MD3: Amazons Pummel Debutants as Bayelsa Queens Maintain Winning StreakAugust 8, 2019In “NWPL”Baylesa Queens Draw to Retain Hopes for FinalOctober 10, 2017In “Nigeria”last_img read more

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EnergyCasino launches new campaign for Polish market

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Mateusz Juroszek – Non-stop STS will expand amid industry disruptions August 12, 2020 Fortuna completes Playtech IMS upgrade for Polish profile May 7, 2020 Share Submit EnergyCasino has announced the launch of a brand awareness and player acquisition campaign for the Polish market, featuring IFBB pro Robert Burneika.Simona Pinterova, PR Manager at EnergyCasino, explained: “Robert Burneika embodies so much of what the Energy brand is all about; he’s powerful, he’s capable, he delivers, but he doesn’t take himself too seriously. Most importantly, he’s genuine and people instantly take to him. The Polish market has always been central to our business, and we’re looking forward to bringing it something really special with our Hardkorowy Koksu campaign.”Robert Burneika made his first appearance representing the company at the 2016 Berlin Affiliate Conference (BAC), where he showcased his strength by challenging delegates to arm wrestles. Known as ‘Hardkorowy Koksu’, Burneika is a celebrity bodybuilder in Poland with a no-nonsense personality which makes him the ideal face, and body, of the EnergyCasino brand.In addition to appearing at industry events such as BAC, Burneika also features in a new video commercial, as he invites players to join him at EnergyCasino and ‘feel the power’. The video marks the start of a new era for EnergyCasino, during which they will be focusing on increasing the quality and intrinsic entertainment value of their marketing content. Related Articles Polish wagering report highlights STS market dominance  August 17, 2020last_img read more

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Analysts wary of Tracey Crouch comments in FOBT report

first_img Analysts are forecasting problems for the betting industry after a report by a group of British MPs recommended that the maximum stake on the controversial Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) found in betting shops should be reduced from £100 to £2.The bookmakers have already lambasted the report, and the MPs behind it, but the market has noticed comments by minister for gambling Tracey Crouch in the report and believes they spell bad news for the retail betting industry.The report stated: “Tracey Crouch, the Minister responsible for gambling in the Department for Culture Media and Sport noted that she welcomed the opportunity to address the group. She said that the Group’s inquiry was extremely valuable and that she was pleased that it had been set up. The Minister underlined to us that she was only able to give limited evidence to the inquiry due to the review of machine stakes and prizes that was currently underway and that she did not want to prejudge the Government’s Review. She mentioned that her own constituency local authority that has piloted a self-exclusion scheme.“She also noted that she is determined that the Government’s Review would provide an opportunity to assess the impact of the machines and whether they should be located in a more appropriate environment. Ms Crouch also noted that crime associated with FOBTs would be a key part of the Governments considerations as part of the Review.”Simon French of analysts Cenkos commented in a note: “We expect an update from the DCMS by the end of Q1 but remain concerned that a significant proportion of Retail revenues are under threat and thus expect stocks with exposure to this segment of the market to continue to underperform.”Launching the report, the FOBT All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) chair Carolyn Harris MP said: “There is now a clear case for the Government to substantially reduce the maximum stake which can be played on FOBTs. The time for prevaricating is over. These machines are easily accessed in the most deprived areas, sucking money out of the pockets of families. I support a responsible gambling industry, but there is nothing responsible about how FOBTs are currently being operated. I urge the Government to take action now.”The inquiry comes at a critical time, as the Government considers the responses to its Call for Evidence on Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility and as the industry awaits publication of the Review of Stakes and Prizes.Along with a stake reduction, the report said that the Government should also consider reducing the speed of spin on a FOBT in order to reduce the potential for harm to be caused and also review the number of FOBTs permitted in an individual bookmaker.It added that Government should address localism concerns and calls for greater controls over FOBTs at the local level. It said powers should be given to local authorities to prevent the clustering of betting shops.The report was also critical of the bookmakers for not engaging with the process. “We were disappointed that the bookmakers declined to participate and fear this is a reflection of their denial of the problems associated with FOBTs and a reluctance on their part to speak to policy makers about appropriate regulation.” StumbleUpon Related Articles John Williamson to oversee UK Tote Group’s international growth August 28, 2020 SBC Awards: The key to an effective submission August 28, 2020 Share Submit Share Kansspelautoriteit enters into MoU with Malta Gaming Authority August 28, 2020last_img read more

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IGT concludes $850 million sale of Double Down social gaming division

first_imgShare IGT ‘prudent on recovery’ as company absorbs H1 losses of $291m August 4, 2020 Related Articles Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Submit IGT sanctions capped $300m senior debt note sale June 9, 2020 Updating the market, New York-listed IGT Group Plc has confirmed that it has concluded its $825 million sale of social games/gambling division Double Down Interactive to Korean games developer DoubleU Games Studio.The deal was first announced last April, with IGT governance detailing that the final sales figure represented a value of ‘10.5 x on Double Down full-year 2016’s adjusted earnings.’IGT’s legacy firm acquired Double Down in 2012, for a sum $500 million as the industry slots manufacturer moved to expand its services immediately becoming a leading player in the then burgeoning social casino games market.As part of its deal IGT will now create a  ‘multi-year strategic partnership’ with buyer DoubleU, which will seek to enhance ‘player experiences’ within gambling and social gaming.“Today, we are also entering into a long-term game development and distribution agreement with DoubleU Games for social casino content,” commented  Marco Sala, CEO of IGT on the sale of Double Down. “This is an important development in supporting our strategy of leveraging our substantial content catalogue across multiple distribution platforms. Through this partnership with DoubleU, we will continue participating in the social casino market, as we will be collecting ongoing royalties on our casino game content.”Updating investors IGT governance has detailed that the proceeds from the cash sale of Double Down will be used to clear/reduce the firms debt (circa $7.3 billion).last_img read more

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