CSC Youth and Family Summit 2017

first_imgThe Summit will also feature interactive concurrent sessions featuring youth voices and Broward County Public School’s debate teams, and discussions gearedto Build a Better Broward for children and families. CSC Youth and Family Summit 2017Andrew Leon, Assistant Director of Communications and Outreach at The Children Services Council of Broward County has announced the Council will host the CSC Youth and Family Summit 2017 on February 21st at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale.The Summit is geared to address the concerns of child advocates, child service professionals, parents, youth and members of the business community.Click this link to register: featured speakers at the Summit will include:Maya L. Harris: accomplished attorney, public policy advocate and philanthropic leader, Ms. Harris is an innovative voice in global efforts to expand equal opportunity, strengthen democracy and protect civil and human rights. Currently appointed as a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School and a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, Ms. Harris focuses on promoting policies that strengthen the U.S. economy through greater inclusion of women and people of color.Kevin Haggerty, Director, Center for Communities that Care, an evidence based model that identifies individual, family, society risk factors that are barriers to reducing teen pregnancy, substance abuse and delinquency and protective factors needed to improve life outcomes for young people.Dr. Haggerty will share current national community level research findings that show the power of the Communities that Care model and highlight opportunities to further strengthen Broward’s use of the model.The Summit will also feature interactive concurrent sessions featuring youth voices and Broward County Public Schools debate teams, and discussions geared to Build a Better Broward for children and families.Other related article:CSC to host Teens’ Transition to Life Summitlast_img read more

North Miami Police Chief Fired

first_imgPhoto Courtesy of City of North Miami Repercussions to last year’s shooting in North Miami of a male caregiver to an autistic young man continues to reverberate. Last Friday, July 7, the city’s Police Chief Gary Eugene, who was initially suspended, was fired. He has subsequently filed a federal lawsuit against the city, city manager and the city’s vice-mayor to be rehired.Behavioral Therapist shooting Last July, North Miami officer, and a member of the SWAT team, Jonathan Aledda shot and injured behavioral therapist Charles Kinsey. Kinsey was attending to his 23-year old client, trying to coax from setting in the middle of a North Miami Street. City police indicated Aledda shot Kinsey believing he had a gun, The man had no weapon.Chief Eugene SuspendedSubsequent to the shooting the city conducted an investigation into the incident. The investigation focused on Police Commander Emile Hollant who was in charge of the scene of the shooting, Chief Eugene was implicated during the investigation and was suspended from duty.City Manager Larry Spring said during the investigation information gave information that conflicted with that which he gave to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.Lawsuit Prior to being fired, the city gave Eugene offered a separation agreement effective on July 7. Declining the separation offer, the chief decided to file the lawsuit. As a result, he was fired on Friday evening.Eugene’s lawsuit says the city forced him to resign, and fired him, without a clear reason and not allowing him a chance to defend himself. The lawsuit seeks a jury trial, financial damages, and Eugene’s reinstatement.Vice Mayor Scott Galvin, the council member named in the lawsuit. According to reports, Galvin was named because he was the most outspoken council member about the city’s decision to terminate Eugene.Officer Larry Juriga, the assistant chief, has been appointed interim chief. A national search for the next chief will commence soon, according to the city manager.Copyright 2017 – Caribbean National Weekly Newslast_img read more

Industries Innovation Fund established for Caribbean Industries

first_imgThe Barbados based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), will provide the initial capitalization for a multi-donor fund. The objective is to improve the competitiveness of the cultural and creative industries sector in its borrowing member countries (BMCs).Initially US$2.6 millionThe regional lending agency says it’s making an initial contribution of US$2.6 million to establish the Cultural and Creative Industries Innovation Fund (CIIF) as a pilot intervention. It will also administer the Fund.Creative industries sectorThe CIIF will support the development of the creative industries sector. The Fund will encourage innovation, job creation and improved enterprise sustainability with grants and technical assistance to governments, business support organizations, and academia supporting the creative industries sector.It will also provide funding to creative and cultural entrepreneurs and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in CDB’s BMCs.“Currently, there is no clearly identified regional financing regime for the creative industries in the Caribbean. With each country specializing in different creative industry sub-sectors, prioritizing and allocating support has been challenging,” said Daniel Best – Director of Projects at the CDB.He said the establishment of the CIIF aims to address the challenges. This also gives further momentum to an ongoing regional effort to harness the power and potential of the creative industries.The CIIF will also give support enabling the environment for the development of the cultural industries sector in BMCs. The focus will be on legislative reforms and incentive policies and improving the quality, depth, and dissemination of research on the sector.Supporting wide range of creative activitiesSupport will be primarily made to projects identified in the priority sub-sectors: music, including production, distribution, sales and events; audio-visual, film, interactive media, animation and gaming/digital; fashion, and contemporary design; and festivals and carnivals.The Fund will comprise three components. These are: the development of sector data and market intelligence and supporting MSMEs to develop new products/services; implementation of new business models, improving employee and managerial capacity; and accessing new markets.The CDB notes that governments, international organizations, and private sector entities will be able to contribute to CIIF to expand the provision of capital to the creative industries sector.last_img read more

ICC urged to meet with CARICOM

first_imgRenowned regional academic Professor Hilary Beckles said it was critical cricket’s world governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC), heeded the call of the Caribbean community, in helping to solve the governance crisis in West Indies cricket.The Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI), said the Caribbean side had been a key player in the expansion of the global game, providing a “new performance culture” while also generating “a box office bonanza for five solid decades.”  CARICOM requested a meeting with the ICC during the Commonwealth Heads of Government in London this week to discuss the governance crisis only to be told their representatives would be busy preparing for their quarterly board meetings in Kolkata from April 21-26.“CARICOM has been respectful of the International Cricket Council in its request for a discourse,” said Sir Hilary, who has written several books on West Indies cricket.“The ICC knows, and should be respectful of the fact, that West Indian cricketers rescued the dying Test game after the Second World War, and gave it a new performance culture that captured the global imagination.“In the process, the celebrated West Indian brand was born and has generated a box office bonanza for five solid decades.”Following the two-day Intersessional in Haiti last February, CARICOM adopted legal advice which confirmed it could challenge CWI’s right, as a private entity, to manage the public good of West Indies cricket.Labelling regional governments as a “major financial stakeholder”, Sir Hilary underscored the importance of ICC approaching CARICOM’s requests with a level of “gratitude and generosity.”“The ICC sits on a mountain that is filled with West Indian gold. It should therefore be mindful of the need to hear the West Indian case from the people and their governments,” argued Sir Hilary, a former director of Cricket West Indies.“CARICOM is not asking for any special dispensation. It is insisting that as the major financial stakeholder, there has to be internal restructuring using best practices that have long been upheld by the ICC itself,” Sir Hilary said.last_img read more

Sports briefs: Reggae Boys, World Lacrosse and Jason Holder

first_imgWI CRICKET CAPTAIN Jason-Holder Reggae Boys prepares for CONCACAF leagueJamaica’s Reggae Boyz have secured two away international friendly games against Grenada and Barbados on August 17 with the inaugural CONCACAF Nations League just months away. The senior team has been in camp since July 6 and will end this training camp on July 22.Jamaica will play its first game in the CONCACAF Nations League against the Cayman Islands on Sunday, September 9 at 7:00 pm at the National Stadium in Kingston.Jamaica records third victory at World Lacrosse ChampionshipJamaica  picked up their third win in a row in the World Lacrosse Championship after defeating Slovakia 12-5 in Israel in the intermediate round on Monday. Bakeem Lecky led the way for the Jamaicans with seven goals. Jamaica will next be in action on Tuesday when they face either Greece or Argentina. So far, Jamaica has registered wins over Russia, Peru and now Slovakia. Despite missing out on topping the group after losing to Israel 11-3 in their opening game, Jamaica is still in the running  to finish 9th in the competition.A top 15 finish for Jamaica would automatically seal qualification to the 2022 World Lacrosse Championship in Canada.  Holder breaks into ICC top five all-rounder rankingWest Indies captain Jason Holder, has finally broken into the top-five on the ICC test all-rounder ranking, based on the updated list. The Barbadian who was named Man of the Series against Bangladesh has replaced England’s Ben Stokes in 5th. Bangladesh captain Shakib-al Hasan remains the number one all-rounder in test cricket.Holder also experienced a positive shift in the test bowling ranking, moving to 13th as Shannon Gabriel remains the best placed West Indian at 11th.  Kemar Roach is the only other Caribbean bowler in the top 20 at 20th followed by Devendra Bishoo who has slipped to 30th.last_img read more

Barcelona To Make Fourth & Final Coutinho Bid This Week – Reports

first_imgBarcelona will make a final bid worth around £150m for Liverpool midfielder, Philippe Coutinho this week, according to reports in Spain.Liverpool has reportedly rejected three bids of £113m, £72m, and £90m from Barcelona, reiterating their strong stance that “no offers for Philippe will be considered”.The 25-year-old Brazilian, who handed in an official transfer request to Liverpool, has not featured for Liverpool in the Premier League this season due to injury.15 – Philippe Coutinho has scored 15 goals from outside the area since his Premier League debut; more than any other player. Ambitious.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) July 21, 2017Coutinho joined Liverpool from Inter Milan in January 2013, becoming an integral part in Liverpool’s charge for success, scoring 14 goals and providing seven assists for Klopp’s men last season.Relatedlast_img read more

UEFA Women’s Champions League: Manchester City Join Chelsea In Last 16; Glasgow City Suffer…

first_imgManchester City Women: Roebuck; McManus, Houghton, Beattie, Stokes (Campbell, 71); Walsh, Scott, Stanway (Lawley, 61); Parris (Emslie, 61), Ross, Christiansen.Subs not used: Hourihan, Morgan.St Polten: Boisits; Tabotta, Biroova, Babicky, Wienroither; Prohaska, Eder (Sobotka, 16), Klein (Wronski, 65), Enzinger; Vago, Pinther.Subs not used: Abiral, El-Dahaibiova, Zagor, Zver.Referee: Monika Mularczyk (POL)Thursday’s Results:Man City Women 3-0 St. Pölten-Spratzern (Agg 6-0)Glasgow City Ladies    4-1 BIIK Kazygurt Women (Agg 4-4)BIIK Kazygurt Women win on away goalsRelatedUEFA Women’s Champions League: Chelsea Beat Bayern; City In Dominant WinOctober 5, 2017In “Europe”UEFA Women’s Champions League Wrap: Chelsea See Off Bayern For Last 16 PlaceOctober 12, 2017In “UEFA”James McCarthyJune 30, 2017Similar post Manchester City have joined WSL rivals Chelsea in the last 16 of the UEFA Women’s Champions League following a 6-0 aggregate win over Austrian side St Polten.City had won the away leg 3-0 ahead of the second leg in England and had an early chance to extend that lead from the penalty spot but Jane Ross had her penalty saved by St. Polten goalkeeper Jasmin Boisits.The penalty miss however didn’t affect Nick Cushing’s team as Nikita Parris and Jill Scott gave City a 2-0 lead at halftime before Melissa Lawley added a late third for a comprehensive aggregate win.Another British side in Glasgow City have been eliminated from the competition after they suffered a late heartbreak despite winning 4-1 at home to Kazakhstan side BIIK KazygurtTrailing 3-0 from the first leg, the Scottish club conceded another goal after Nigerian forward Chikwendu Ihezuo netted to give his side a 1-0 lead. The home side however bounced back through an Abbi Grant hattrick and a Noelle Murray strike to level the tie at 4-4.Glasgow City had a perfect opportunity to edge ahead in the tie for the first time but Leanne Ross hit the post with her penalty in the dying stages of the game as her team agonisingly missed out on away goals.With the aggregate win, Manchester City have now joined Chelsea, who had earlier overcame Bayern Munich on away goals on Wednesday, in the last 16. This means that there are two English sides in the last 16 for the first time since 2013-14.The draw for the last 16 will be held in Nyon, Switzerland on Monday, October 16.Speaking after the game, Manchester City Women boss Nick Cushing said:“I’m really pleased. I thought the first goal would be really important because they are a strong team. Although they didn’t create much against us over the two legs, they press really well and try to force mistakes.“Once we scored the first goal it settled us down and it gave us control of the game.“Whoever we draw we’re going to have to put in a performance because their are no weak teams in this competition.” he concluded.last_img read more

Kambi Group initiates strategic virtual sports investment

first_img Kambi takes control of Churchill Downs BetAmerica sportsbook August 28, 2020 StumbleUpon TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Submit Share Share Related Articles Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Kambi has announced an enhancement of its sportsbook platform, via a strategic investment in gaming start up Virtus Sports.The deal, concluded for £500,000 (€565,000), sees Kambi take a stake of just over 25% in the firm, with the investment paid in net cash, which as of December 31 of last year stood at €26.9m.Under the terms of the agreement, Kambi will be enabled to offer “a high-quality and complementary virtual sports betting product” to a growing customer base.Andrea Brecevich, Virtus Games’ Founder and CEO, commented: “We are delighted the management team at Kambi has recognised the potential of the Virtus Sports’ business and the high-quality production of our games.“We are very excited about our games being made available to the Kambi network and look forward to releasing additional sports and other product enhancements very soon.”Virtus Sports, a privately held firm founded in 2014 and with offices located within Malta and the UK, delivers betting opportunities across a wide range of virtual sports, including football, horseracing, greyhounds and motor sport.  As part of the new agreement Kambi is to integrate the 3D virtual product into its Sportsbook platform, thus enabling them to be utilised by its network of operators.The fully customisable games, developed for both online and retail channels, allow operators to incorporate their own branding, modify game content and adjust pay out margins. It is believed the addition of the Virtus Sports portfolio will not only compliment current offerings, but will provide customers with further opportunities to engage with players.Kristian Nylen, Chief Executive of Kambi, said: “Despite being in its early stages of development, Virtus Sports has shown an ability to produce high-quality and engaging virtual sports games.“Through this investment, not only will Kambi close a product gap by integrating the games into the Kambi Sportsbook, but we will also support Virtus Sports’ ongoing product development and sales to the wider market.”last_img read more

Significant mobile upgrades for Golden Race’s online platform

first_img Related Articles PBS launches virtual sports solution for SSBTs July 7, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Share Golden Race’s virtual sports products get Swedish certification June 18, 2020 The industry wakes up to virtual sports potential June 26, 2020 Submit Golden Race, the omni-channel virtual sports provider, has presented Mobile 2.0 and Desktop 3.0 versions for its online sportsbook.New features include additional customisation options for user layout, colour schemes and branding, as well as a newly improved user-friendly interface for both mobile and desktop.Golden Race’s online platform, which is fully compatible with all popular browsers, is available in 19 languages on desktop and 11 on mobile, 118 currencies including millibitcoin (mBTC), and offers up to six different odd formats including Asian Handicap.New game releases as part of the upgraded product include Speedway and Motorbike races, as well as the casino game Spin2Win, which comes with Golden Race’s ‘On Demand’ service where players can take away the wait time for an event to start.The new mobile version contains various integrated widgets that will ease bet selection, including a single-click navigation for multiple bets, while users can access their bet history from a top-right icon.Tickets are grouped by date in the main screen and display information such as time, identifier, bet type, number of bets, stake, max winnings/return and status.Golden Race CEO Martin Wachter said: “We have always focused on offering the most realistic and authentic betting experience to players and recognise the increasing importance of mobile devices.“For that reason, we have made significant upgrades to our mobile platform, which offers the same experience as a real sportsbook with a clean design for a friendly user experience.”last_img read more

Unibet joins forces with French champions Paris Saint-Germain

first_img Related Articles Vbet sponsors AS Monaco as Ligue 1 kicks off new season August 24, 2020 Submit FDJ’s ParionsSport launches sponsorship programme for French amateur football August 24, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Unibet is to combine its “market leading digital experience” with that of Paris Saint-Germain’s (PSG) “rich footballing heritage,” as part of a new relationship which sees the online betting brand become the French club’s official betting partner.The two year deal with PSG, the seven time French Ligue 1 champions, is designed to “create an unrivalled strategic partnership”.Marc Armstrong, Paris Saint-Germain’s Sponsoring Director, said: “We are delighted to welcome Unibet to the Paris Saint-Germain family. We both share the same spirit of conquest, a passion for football and a strong desire to impose our brand in very competitive markets. “By joining forces with Paris Saint-Germain, Unibet will gain great visibility both in the stadium and in the virtual community of Paris Saint-Germain.”As part of the partnership exposure will be provided to Unibet inside PSG’s Parc des Princes home on LED advertising boards, in addition to creating a host of “money can’t buy” experiences.Kindred’s online betting subsidiary and the reigning champions in France are to also “combine their digital expertise,” which is to also benefit customers of Unibet with the creation of exclusive content.Mathieu Drida, General Manager of Kindred France, added: “We are delighted to become the official online betting partner of Paris Saint-Germain. With Paris Saint-Germain, Unibet intends to increase its reputation throughout Europe and offer its players exclusive content, closer to the game. “ Winamax nets RC Strasbourg shirt sponsorship ahead of Ligue 1 kick-off August 10, 2020 Sharelast_img read more