Charge against former Caymanian Premier dropped

first_imgBush, a former premier in the British Overseas Territory and Seltzer had argued publicly that Bush was mistakenly arrested by Seminole Police. According to a probable cause affidavit filed by Seminole Police following Bush’s arrest, the arresting officer was contacted by Coconut Creek casino security late Monday, July 17, concerning “an incident that occurred between a casino waitress and a guest.” The charge of misdemeanor against the Speaker of the Cayman Islands Legislature, McKeeva Bush, following an incident involving a waitress at a Florida casino on July 17, has been dropped. Bush’s Florida-based lawyer, Keith Seltzer, earlier indicated he was informed by the state attorney’s misdemeanor crimes division that a “no information” document would be filed with the court regarding Bush’s case. Allegation of battery Bush returned to the Cayman Islands on July 21, after posting a US$1,000 bond following the arrest.  Seltzer said that bond would now be returned, following the final disposition of the case.center_img In the state of Florida, prosecutors typically have up to 21 days following a person’s arrest to determine whether to proceed with a case against the suspect. In this instance, an allegation of battery [unwanted touching] was made against the House Speaker, but he was not formally charged by authorities. Neither did appear before a court. Announcement of no information The spokesman for the Florida State Attorney’s Office, Ron Ishoy had issued a statement. It noted that “the Broward State Attorney’s office in Fort Lauderdale filed paperwork Friday afternoon – an announcement of no information – noting it will not file a charge of misdemeanor battery against William Bush. An explanation of that decision will be available in the coming days.” “This record will reflect that the state has declined to prosecute Mr. Bush on a charge of battery,” Seltzer told the Cayman Compass publication.last_img read more

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JHTA establishes charity fund for devastated islands

first_imgThe Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA), has established a charity fund to assist Caribbean islands ravaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.JHTA President, Omar Robinson, made the disclosure while addressing stakeholders attending the 27th annual Jamaica Product Exchange at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, recently.$10,000 contributionHe said the entity has kick-started the support with a US$10,000 contribution. “Our hearts go out to our neighbors as they struggle to recover and rebuild. To assist in this effort, the JHTA has set up a hurricane relief fund for our sister Caribbean islands that have been devastated. It is called the JHTA Charity Fund, and we encourage you to contribute,” he urged.Consider climate changeRobinson implored the delegates, which included buyers and suppliers in the hospitality sector, to consider seriously the whole question of climate change, which has been affecting weather patterns in countries all over the world.“It is certainly in the interest of all of us involved with tourism and travel in this region to do our part in ensuring that climate change is kept on the global development agenda. All of us need to become better equipped to withstand the changes in weather patterns. As travel partners, we are all in this thing together,” he noted.Ministry of Tourism’s Destination Assurance CouncilMeanwhile, Robinson said the JHTA is happy about the establishment of the Ministry of Tourism’s Destination Assurance Council, noting that this will now ensure that the highest international standards are maintained in the sector.The Council, launched earlier this year, will work to ensure that the quality, standards and integrity of the tourism product are upheld.The body is comprised of persons with appropriate skills to ensure the sustainable management of the resort areas, and will play a key role in sustaining brand Jamaica and delivering a quality experience to visitors.Read more on tourism impacted by the hurricanes in the Caribbean islands: https://www.caribbeannationalweekly.com/uncategorized/major-caribbean-cruise-ship-ports-closed-indefinitely/last_img read more

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Former Jamaican soccer great believes new CONCACAF league will improve regional…

first_imgIn an interview with CNW, Carl Brown former captain of Jamaica’s national soccer team, and former coach, said he believes the planned CONCACAF League of Nation will definitely improve the quality of football in the region.“This format will require teams to better prepare themselves if they want to compete with the best of the region. The idea of Caribbean teams competing with teams from North and Central America mean that they will be exposed to these teams on a regular basis.”Replaces CFU Caribbean CupRecently, CONCACAF’s president Victor Montaglianni announced the draw for the inaugural CONCACAF League of Nations will take place on March 7 in Miami, Florida.  The new League will replace the CFU Caribbean Cup and the COPA Centro American tournaments. This new formatted tournament will serve as a qualifier for the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup with the 41-member associations divided into three groupsMore effective competitionBrown is optimistic the dissolving of the CFU Caribbean Cup and COPA Centro -American will allow teams across the region to compete with each other regularly. “Just look across Europe how often the European Nations compete against each other forcing teams to better prepare themselves to be competitive. There will be teams across the region that will find themselves being left behind so the respective Association will have to find local competition to keep them active,” he said.“I have been suggesting for a long time that the teams in the Gold Cup finals should be increased, as a matter of fact I suggested in 2013 to then CONCACAF President Jeff Webb he needed to do this before FIFA increase the number of teams at the World Cup. We have had twelve teams at the finals since 1991 and needed to encourage teams that were losing hope of one day playing in what could be the highest competition they were able to participate at. I am glad they have finally increased the number.”Brown said teams unable to make it to the Gold Cup competition were like teams in Major Leagues around the World that play in competitions without ever being able to win them. “There are several reasons why some teams will never participate in major competitions, but the main two reasons are lack of financial support and lack of real talent.”Jamaican football isn’t strugglingOn the subject of Jamaica’s football, Brown said he doesn’t support the notion that Jamaica’s football has been struggling. “We reached the finals of the Gold Cup on the last two occasions. Never before were we able to do that.  We haven’t qualified for the World Cup since 1998 and people tend to see this as our football struggling.  We are not the only country trying to repeat qualification. I would love to see the new Federation continue on their new path of allowing the Jamaican team to play as often as possible. This is one way of ensuring players keep active and current with development around them.”Germany should win World CupBrown believes Brazil will be “one of the main contenders” for the 2018 World Cup. “This time around it should be no different, but the favorite should definitely be defending champions Germany after winning the Confederation Cup with a very young set of players. The surprise team could be Belgium. They have had a number of players playing outstanding in Leagues around the world, but I am wishing Argentina wins the World Cup just because of Messi.”Currently, Brown isn’t involved in Jamaica’s football, but said, “I will always be available to play a role in the development of the game if asked.” He presently coaches at West Pines United F.C., and is one of the directors at the club responsible for the girls football program.last_img read more

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Barbados denies outbreak of measles

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Barbados has denied reports of an outbreak of measles, saying the island has not documented a case since 1990.In a statement, the Ministry of Health said the Director of PAREDOS, Ms. Sheila Stuart,  speaking on a recent panel at the Cave Hill Wesleyan “Man Talk Discussion”, was quoted as saying “The Ministry of Health sent four inspectors to check those green cards for immunization purposes because we have a measles outbreak in Barbados.”But the ministry said, “The facts are that the Ministry is conducting a review of vaccine records of children in nurseries and day care centers throughout the island to monitor the vaccination status of children in this age group to make sure that the vaccination of children in these institutions is up-to-date, in order to prevent an outbreak.“The Ministry of Health and Wellness advises that measles can be prevented once children receive two doses of the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine which in Barbados is administered at ages 12 months and 18 months. If your child has not been vaccinated, you are advised to contact your health care provider immediately.”The Ministry of Health said that outbreaks of measles continue to be reported in North America, the United Kingdom, Europe and the Americas and the statement quoted the Senior Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Karen Broome, as indicating that Barbados has not documented a case of measles since 1990.”“The public is advised that Barbados is not experiencing an outbreak of measles,” the Ministry of Health added.last_img read more

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Manchester City transfers: Navas Secure Return To Sevilla; Fernando Close To Gala Switch

first_imgSpanish winger Jesus Navas has sealed a return to former club Sevilla om a free transfer after the 31-year old was released by Manchester City.Navas joined Manchester City in 2013 on a four-year contract and went on to score 8 goals in 173 appearances before the expiration of his contract this summer.In a related development, Brazilian midfielder Fernando is also close to moving away from the Etihad Stadium with the former FC Porto man already in talks with Turkish giants Galatasaray.Earlier, Nigerian international forward Kelechi Iheanacho had a medical at Leicester City ahead of his £25m move with reports claiming that Manchester City have inserted a buy back clause of £50m.Navas, Fernando and Iheanacho were not first choice under Pep Guardiola last season and it’s no surprise they are moving onto greener pastures. Relatedlast_img read more

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African-born Player Undecided About International Future

first_imgRelated Everton youngster Beni Baningime has revealed that he has not reached a decision on his international future.The 19-year old star is eligible for both the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) and England.When asked about his international future, he told reporters that:“I haven’t thought about that yet really.”“My dad and I will have to speak about it. We’re focusing on the club first.” he added.Speaking further, the midfielder said:“Hopefully when we start winning – I need to get that bit done – then I will have to think about where I am going to go.”Baningime was born in the Congolese capital of Kinshasa before moving to the United Kingdom. He has been at Everton’s academy since age nine.He made his Everton debut in the 2-1 defeat to Chelsea in their Carabao Cup last 16 clash as a late replacement into the starting XI for the ill Morgan Schneiderlin and went on to feature in the league for the first time as an halftime substitute during Sunday’s 2-0 loss to hosts Leicester City.Baningime also praised Everton’s caretaker coach David Unsworth for giving him the opportunity to play for the senior team. He said:“It’s just great that David Unsworth has given me the opportunity to play.”“He said ‘just do what you normally do with the ball’ and that gave me confidence. It was great. I would have wanted to win the game but that didn’t happen.” he concluded.last_img read more

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Rohr Submits His World Cup Plan To NFF

first_imgRelatedNFF Decide Gernot Rohr’s Future Following AFCON 2019 Bronze FinishJuly 31, 2019In “NFF”Only “God Of Soccer” Can Save Rohr If Eagles Fail To Win 2021 AFCON – PinnickJune 1, 2020In “2021 AFCON”Rohr Resignation Rumours Untrue – NFF SourcesJuly 13, 2017In “National Team” Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has submitted his World Cup programme to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) as the tournament scheduled for Russia next year summer edges closer.This was confirmed on Thursday by the Chairman of NFF Technical Committee, Alhaji Ahmed Yusuf Fresh before revealing that the committee will consider Rohr’s World Cup proposal and thereafter make recommendations to the NFF board.In his words via ThisDay, Fresh said: “I can confirm that Rohr has submitted his programmes. The Technical Committee will look at it and table our findings to the board. NFF will make the details of the programme public as soon as it is approved.”last_img read more

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Playtech ups fraud & risk capabilities with Featurespace

first_img Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Share Retail closures have ‘severe’ impact on Playtech August 5, 2020 Playtech goes live in the US with bet365 August 7, 2020 Submit Related Articles Shimon AkadLeading industry platform and technology provider Playtech Plc (Playtech) has confirmed that it has entered a strategic partnership with behavioural and machine learning analytics provider Featurespace.The partnership will focus on optimising Playtech assets fraud prevention and risk management capabilities, with the gambling technology firm integrating Featurespace ARIC systems within its current player management network.Featurespace’s real-time, machine learning ARIC™ platform detects fraud and risk management anomalies in individual player behaviour, and will allow Playtech’s customers to detect any unusual activity in their player base. This will enable Playtech’s customers to strengthen their risk management, further reduce fraud losses, and increase revenue.Playtech development teams stated that Featurespace technologies would give them company an ‘enhanced layer’ of fraud and risk management tools, as Playtech rapidly grows its international customer base.Commenting on the partnership Shimon Akad, COO of Playtech, said: “Playtech has a proven track record in delivering the most advanced fraud prevention and risk management software and services to our licensees. We are therefore delighted to be partnering with Featurespace in order to offer our licensees access to an additional, sophisticated, best-of-breed fraud prevention solution. This arrangement further enhances our commitment to our customers and their players with the best gaming experience in the industry.”Martina King, CEO of  Featurespace, welcomed the agreement, stating; “We are proud to partner with Playtech. Both companies are committed to providing innovative solutions to the gaming sector, and this partnership will enable real-time access to an enhanced level of protection for Playtech’s customers.”last_img read more

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Bradley Gibbs hopes to score high in the Bookmaker Ratings

first_img Better Collective moves fast to mitigate COVID-19 as esports journey begins May 15, 2020 Share ‘Better for Bettors’: Better Collective’s formalised approach to sustainable development June 15, 2020 StumbleUpon With just three weeks to go in the Tipster Challenge 2016/17, sponsored by Betting Gods, Bradley Gibbs is the latest expert to challenge AppBet’s Sarah Shannon for top spot.The editor-in-chief at Bookmaker Ratings, a provider of in-depth bookmaker reviews, ratings, news, tips and free bets since 2011, has provided expert tips for today’s seven race card at Fontwell.Gibbs will be hoping to show bettingexpert’s Stephen Harris and the experts from Timeform, his rivals for the day, how well his extensive bookmaker knowledge translates to horse racing.____________________________________2:10bettingexpert: Dingo DollarWas not disgraced in stronger company last time and should appreciate the rapidly drying ground conditions.Timeform: Red RisingLooked all about stamina when staying on well to score on his Rules debut at Catterick in February. He’s in good hands and with improvement a distinct possibility he gets the nod to make it 2/2.Bookmaker Ratings: Red RisingDan Skelton’s gelding, who boasts a solid pedigree, confirmed the promise of his point victory when winning with plenty in hand at Catterick last time out and should take all the beating on what is his second start under rules.____________________________________2:40bettingexpert: Shantou VillageWill win this by a long way hard on the bridle barring mishaps.Timeform: Shantou VillageDidn’t entirely convince with his jumping in the autumn, paying the price late on at Wincanton when last seen, but he did show an aptitude for the job and, presumably having done plenty of schooling since last seen, he should be too good for these rivals.Bookmaker Ratings: Shantou VillageIn an uninspiring contest, Shantou Village for the Neil Mulholland stable should have too much quality for his three rivals. If staying on his feet, the seven-year-old is very much fancied to get the job done.____________________________________3:10bettingexpert: PattaraHas been freshened up by 107 days off the track, and a repeat of her Huntingdon second in December would be enough to take a hand here.Timeform: Dites RienRan a nice race against a big improver on her handicap debut recently and should be very competitive here from the same mark.Bookmaker Ratings: PattaraBoth Snippetydoodah and Pretty Rose won last time out and will no doubt be popular but they’re a pair who’re hard to trust, while neither really appeal as follow-up winners. At a decent price, Pattara is the one who stands out. Although far from consistent, his 2nd in a stronger-looking race at Huntingdon back in December looks decent form.____________________________________3:40bettingexpert: ItoldyouMore consistent than most of these and loves this unique figure of eight course.Timeform: Bandon BridgeCreated a good impression when making a winning chase debut at Warwick two weeks ago and is taken to follow up.Bookmaker Ratings: Venetian LadThis veteran proved that he still retains some ability when going agonisingly close at Plumpton last time out and proved that the marathon-type trip still suits. For a trainer who has a good strike rate at this venue, the seven-time course winner could easily get involved at the business end.____________________________________4:10bettingexpert: Peggies VentureCaught the eye under a negative ride at Kempton last time and is capable if improving a chunk on the bare form.Timeform: Old Harry RocksShaped with promise on hurdling debut at Kempton last month, and he seems sure to improve with that experience under his belt, so is taken to open his account at the second attempt.Bookmaker Ratings: Rebel CollinsHaving turned in a few decent performances over longer trips on the flat, the six-year-old has joined a more than useful National Hunt yard – one who offers up a decent strike rate at Fontwell. At nice odds, it wouldn’t be a big surprise to see this one go well on his debut over timber.____________________________________4:40bettingexpert: KayflinHas only had five runs over fences and looks the one to side with here getting lumps of weight from some limited/exposed performers.Timeform: Lakeshore LadyConfirmed her return to form when second to Easter In Paris at Hereford last month, but the latter was seen to maximum effect from the front that day, so David Bridgwater’s 7-y-o could reverse the form on revised terms.Bookmaker Ratings: Detour AheadIn failing to finish the race in four of her last six starts, this mare has shown little in the way of recent form; however, her mark continues to drop and, as a result, will race here off a featherweight. On some of her better form, would be hard to dismiss, while the booking of Leighton Aspell is noteworthy. 1/1 at this venue and, if capable of producing something near the form of her sole win over the larger obstacles, could easily go close.____________________________________5:10bettingexpert: Boston De La RocheCould be a totally different proposition now for Dan Skelton and is worth chancing after over a year off the trackTimeform: Boston De La RocheThere was definite promise in three qualifying hurdle runs in the care of David Loder last term, and having joined Dan Skelton he could be worth chancing to prove himself on a feasible opening mark for his handicap debut.Bookmaker Ratings: Boston De La RocheWon a pair of NH Flat races in France before performing with credit in some warm novice hurdles last season, the form of which has worked out well. Off for the best part of a year, but is certainly in the right hands. In a race that probably won’t take much winning, is worth chancing.____________________________________Where will Bradley Gibbs enter on the Tipster Challenge leaderboard? RankTipsterRace WinsPoints Related Articles Better Collective secures esports vision by acquiring HLTV.org for €35m February 28, 2020 Share Submit 1Sarah Shannon – AppBet313.69 2Alan Alger – Betway311.41 3Jacob Johns – Easyodds37.72 4Phillip Anderson – Before The Off36.17 5Ciaran O’Brien – William Hill35.29 6bettingexpert1.634.79 7Ben Cleminson – Square in the Air14.50 8John Hill – Coral24.25 9Alex Donohue – Ladbrokes24.11 10Michael Shinners – Sky Bet24.00 11Stuart Tilly – Argyll Entertainment14.00 12Darren Moore – Betting Gods23.66 13Conor White – BetBright33.62 14Trevor Keane – Sportego23.50 15Harry Lang – Pinnacle13.50 16Matthew Hulmes – Betfred23.25 17Timeform1.833.24 18Paddy Power13.00 19Russell Yershon11.88 20Edward Rycroft – LeoVegas21.82 21Charlie McCann – BetVictor11.75 22Stephen Power – @racingblogger21.69 23John Cruces – Dafabet11.25 24Michael Whittle – Team FA10.91 25Ed Nicholson – Unibet10.73 26Gerry Murray – 32Red10.44last_img read more

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#bofcon2017 – Suppliers evolve within a consolidated market place

first_imgShare Kambi takes control of Churchill Downs BetAmerica sportsbook August 28, 2020 Related Articles Submit Share StumbleUpon BtoBet grows Nigerian presence with Booster99 deal August 26, 2020 SBTech CEO Richard Carter said it is unlikely that operators will move all product development in-house, after suggesting that it only “makes financial sense in the board room”.Carter was part of the Supplier CEO panel at Betting on Football 2017, alongside BetConstruct CEO Vahe Baloulian, OPTIMA speaker Jacob Lopez Curciel and BtoBet Kostandina Zafirovska.The session featured a discussion around the increasingly consolidated market place. Baloulian suggested that the wave of M&A can have a negative impact on product innovation, as “big companies tend to swallow” their smaller, more innovation-focused counterparts, while Zafirovska agreed that merged companies will only remain attractive to suppliers if they are receptive to innovation.However, Lopez countered that it “creates more of a performance requirement for the supplier”, with the opportunity to work for bigger companies at double capacity.There was a healthy debate over the use of open source front-end code, with Lopez and Baloulian talking through the BetConstruct approach of giving its customers more flexibility over products, and what that means for security and the publication of code that could be exploited by hackers.By contrast, Lopez described the OPTIMA approach as “providing building blocks for operators to differentiate themselves”, who can then define roadmap and differentiate on the frontend, while taking control of new promotions and content integration.The #bofcon2017 session, moderated by Square in the Air Director Robin Hutchison, also featured a debate around artificial intelligence (AI), described by Carter as a “technology enabler to innovation”.Finally, the panelists compared the “one-stop shop” supplier demands from operators looking for speed to market at the probable expense of product innovation, with those seeking a “boutique supplier” to help them excel in one specific area. SBC Awards: The key to an effective submission August 28, 2020last_img read more

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