Bolt, Gayle hail victims of Manchester attack

first_imgUsian Bolt (r) and Chris Gayle send prayers for victims of Manchester attack Two of the Caribbean’s biggest sports stars — sprinter Usain Bolt and West Indies batsman Chris Gayle — offered condolences to victims of Monday’s bombing in Manchester, England.The terror attack, which took place following an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena, left 22 persons dead and 59 injured.“Thoughts & prayers goes out to people of Manchester and all those who are affected,” Bolt said via Twitter.“Thoughts and prayers goes out to Manchester! #VerySad”, Gayle said, also on Twitter.Indian captain Virat Kohli, Gayle’s teammate at Indian Premier League (IPL) team Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) also expressed his condolences.“I wish a lot of courage & strength to all those affected in the Manchester bombings last night. Heartbreaking to hear the sad news,” Kohli said.The Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for the attack.last_img read more

Jamaica Consul General Franz N. Hall bids farewell to Southeast US

first_imgFranz N. Hall, who has been the Jamaican Consular general to the South-East US, is scheduled to end his diplomatic assignment. His tenure, which began his tenure in October 2013, end on February 28.As he prepares to return to an assignment at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, the outgoing issued the following letter to the community. 2nd February, 2018Dear Friends,I am using this opportunity to advise that my appointment as Consul General of Jamaica will come to an end on 28th February 2018. It was an honor and a privilege to have served the Government of Jamaica in this capacity.It is hard to believe that four years have gone by so quickly. However, during that time, I have come to appreciate the dynamism and the generosity of spirit that exists within the Jamaican community in the South East USA.   As I transition to a new role in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade in Kingston, I do so with the knowledge that the Jamaican community is not only alive and well, but flourishing, as it continues to make its undeniable mark on the communities in the United States of America.  Any positive impact that I may have had during my assignment is a reflection of the efforts of the team at the Consulate General, who continue to serve Jamaica and the Jamaican community, often under challenging circumstances.  It is their commitment and dedication that sustain the work of the Consulate through changes at the diplomatic level.Sincerest thanks for your engagement, friendship and partnership during my time at the Consulate General and I know that you will offer to my successor the same level of support that was so graciously extended to me during my tenure.One love!Yours sincerely,Franz HallConsul Generallast_img read more

Beverly Kuykendall announced as keynote speaker Broward & Beyond Business Conference

first_imgBROWARD COUNTY, FL – Beverly Kuykendall, President of Government Business for Miramar’s American Medical Depot (AMD) and a sought-after speaker and business leader will be the keynote speaker at the 2019 Broward & Beyond Business Conference hosted by the Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development on Friday, May 3rd at the Signature Grand in Davie, Florida. Dynamic speaker“Ms. Kuykendall is a dynamic speaker, and we are excited to have her deliver the keynote address at our premier countywide business conference,” said Mr. Sandy-Michael E. McDonald, OESBD Director. “It’s amazing that Broward County is lucky enough to have such a gem in our region, and that she is willing to share her knowledge with our luncheon guests this year.” In her current role at AMD, Kuykendall leads expansion into key areas aligned with its long-term strategic goals. Under her leadership, AMD was awarded a contract to provide more than 1 million hygiene kits for the Syrian Refugee Effort, and a $1.2 billion contract to provide medical supplies to more than 60 VA Medical Centers from Florida to Maine. Kuykendall’s background in relationship development provides context to her facilitative approach to understanding and proposing solutions to difficult economic issues. Recipient of several awardsThe recipient of numerous awards including the 50 Most Powerful Minority Women in Business (Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council), Small Business Champion of the Year (U.S. Small Business Administration, Los Angeles District Office) and South Florida’s 25 Most Influential and Prominent Women in Business and Leadership (Legacy Magazine), Kuykendall has worked with Proctor & Gamble, American Hospital Supply, Xerox and Herman Miller. Prior to AMD, she served as president and CEO of Federal and Commercial Contracts, Inc. (FCCI). She has a B.S. in Business Management from Cal Poly University and an MBA from Pepperdine University. The 2019 Broward & Beyond Business Conference is held during World Trade Month and National Small Business Week and is anticipated to attract over 650 entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals. Conference theme: “Level Up Your Business” The conference theme “Level Up Your Business” exemplifies the event’s purpose of providing an interactive learning experience for attendees in any phase of the business cycle interested in business opportunities and development across various industries. This event supports the vision of the Broward County Board of County Commissioners of a vibrant economy with a diverse, skilled workforce, in a County offering unique advantages that attract all types of businesses to create equitable, countywide prosperity and the value of ensuring economic opportunities for all people and businesses in Broward. For more conference information, contact the Office of Economic and Small Business Development by phone at 954-357-6400, email atOESBDConference@broward.org or visit Broward.org/BizBeyond. Registration is free and open to the public; however, seating is limited (first come, first served). Sponsorship opportunities are still available; visit the online sponsorship portal or contact Maribel Feliciano, OESBD Assistant Director, at 954-357-6400.last_img read more

Jamaica Ranked the Number One Caribbean Destination on TripAdvisor

first_imgSandals South Coast KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica has been ranked the top Caribbean travel destination on TripAdvisor.In the 2019 Traveler’s Choice Awards, Jamaica was voted by travelers as the number one Caribbean destination for its adventure, history, and culture. But resoundingly, the most loved Jamaican commodity is its people. Tourists have constantly stated that the Jamaican people are among the friendliest people in the world, and want nothing more than for visitors to explore and enjoy the beauty of their homeland.Jamaica was also ranked number 14 in the list of top 25 destinations in the world. Other tourism accolades that the country has received this year include “Destination of the Year” by the International Council of the Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA) and Best Culinary Destination, Best Wedding Destination, and Best Honeymoon Destination by TravAlliance Media. At the World Travel Awards earlier this year, the Jamaica Tourist Board was voted as the Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board 2019, and Jamaica emerged as the Caribbean’s Leading Destination 2019.The Andrew Holness-led government has been committed to making Jamaica the number one travel destination in the Caribbean. In the first five months of the year, Jamaica welcomed two million visitors to the island and earned US$1.7 billion for the period.Jamaica is on track to record close to five-million arrivals this year and earn US$4 billion. March 2019 was trending as the biggest month ever in Jamaica’s history, with 34,000 more visitors than the same month last year. The massive increase was largely credited to the opening of Buju Banton’s Long Walk To Freedom Tour in Kingston, the reggae icon’s first performance since he was released from U.S. prison after seven years.In June 2019, two new hotels officially opened in Kingston, The R Hotel and the AC Marriott Kingston. The new hotel additions to the capital city show the commitment of hoteliers and major International hotel chains to invest in Jamaica’s growing tourism industry.Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has committed to attracting five million tourists, generating US$5 billion in earnings, facilitating 125,000 direct jobs, and adding 15,000 rooms by 2021.At the 2019 Traveler’s Choice Awards, Puerto Rico, Aruba, Barbados, and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic rounded out the top five Caribbean destinations.last_img read more

Jamaican Matt Peart Drafted by New York Giants in 2020 NFL…

first_imgBut while at the Governor’s Academy, he excelled at the sport, helping his squad win four consecutive Independent School League titles. In the winter, he served as captain of the school’s basketball team. Rated a two-star recruit, Peart committed to play college football at the University of Connecticut (UConn). Through the Oliver Scholars program for high-achieving students, Peat was accepted into Governor’s Academy, a boarding school in Byfield, Massachusetts. It was at the Governor’s Academy that Peart was introduced to football. Although football was a huge part of sporting culture in New York, there weren’t many opportunities to play, growing up. In the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft on April 24, the New York Giants selected Jamaican Matt Peart. He played in all 48 Huskies’ games during his four years at university, and in his final season at UConn, he was named first-team All-American Athletic Conference. He also graduated with a degree in allied health sciences, with a focus on occupational therapy. Peart was born in Kingston, Jamaica and he and his family moved to the Bronx, New York in 2002.center_img Peart grew up playing basketball in the Bronx. “Just watching them on the TV, just the culture and everything the Giants stand for was something that was appealing for me as a young kid,” Peart said. “Especially growing up, especially that moment in high school when they had that Super Bowl (XLVI) win my freshman year. That was a very, very fun time for me.” The 22-year-old Peart becomes the second offensive lineman taken by the Giants thus far, and the 99th overall pick “You know, Jamaicans call it ‘The Concrete Jungle,’” he said. “So it’s easier to pick up a ball and shoot some hoops because there weren’t really that many fields open.” The 6-foot-7, 318-pound Peart is extremely athletic for his size. His arms were measured as the longest at the NFL Combine (36 5/8”).last_img read more

Benin City To Host NWPL Super Four, Three Million Naira On Offer

first_imgBenin City, Edo State will be the host city for the 2016/17 Nigeria Women Premier League Super Four tournament which has been scheduled to come alive from the 11th to 16th of September.But more importantly, three million Naira has been announced as prize money for the champions, while the runners-up go home with two million Naira.This was disclosed at the draw ceremony of the season-ending tournament which held in Protea Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos, on Wednesday 16 August, and it can now be said that the stage is set.Having finished as the top two sides in Group A and Group B following an intense regular season, Bayelsa Queens, Rivers Angels, Delta Queens and Nasarawa Amazons are the only teams left with a shot at the title.A round-robin format will see all four clubs play three matches apiece en route the final match day which would feature the top two teams as finalists.The Nigeria Football Federation President, Amaju Melvin Pinnick made himself available for the draw ceremony.In January, Rivers Angels clinched the league crown for a third consecutive season, making it the fifth time in their history that they lifted the trophy. They were given a cash prize of N350,000.NWPL Super Four ScheduleMatchday 1: Nasarawa Amazons vs Bayelsa QueensDelta Queens vs Rivers AngelsMatchday 2: Rivers Angels vs Nasarawa AmazonsBayelsa Queens v Delta QueensMatchday 3: Nasarawa Amazons vs Delta QueensRivers Angels vs Bayelsa QueensMatchday 4: Final Relatedlast_img read more

VIDEO: See Amazing Footage Of MLS Referee Head Cam

first_imgMLS referee, Allen Chapman officiated the friendly game wearing a portable head camera to give viewers an amazing up-close and personal footage of the players. RelatedFIFA Gives Late Approval For VAR Use At The Women’s World CupMarch 16, 2019In “FIFA”MLS Star Fanendo Adi Open To NPFL Swansong (AUDIO)June 1, 2020In “Featured”Granada CF vs FC BarcelonaJune 30, 2017Similar post Ever wondered how cool it will be watching a football match from the referee’s perspective?Well, the wait is over thanks to technology, in Real Madrid pre-season game against MLS All Stars couple of weeks ago, viewers were given a rare peek into match-action via the referee.center_img Video Credit – Twitter.com – Major League Soccer‏last_img

Andreas Pereira Dissapointed Me, “Not Ready To Fight” – Mourinho

first_imgRelated Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho has expressed his displeasure at Andreas Pereira’s loan move to Valencia, saying the teenage midfielder “is not ready to fight” for a place in United’s team.21-year-old Pereira, who spent last season on loan to another Spanish outfit Granada, joined Valencia on a season long move last month.Speaking ahead of United’s visit to Stoke City, Mourinho said: “Honestly I don’t think it is the best decision for him, it disappoints me a little bit, as he has potential to be here fighting for a position and opportunities to be a United player.”“The decision can be considered the decision of a young player that wants to play every weekend but is not ready to fight for something difficult – you have to be ready to fight.”“I am a bit disappointed he left but okay, it was his decision, he has a long term contract, and we have the option to bring him back on 1st January.”last_img read more

‘Ageless’ Aduriz Pens New Contract At Bilbao

first_imgSpanish international forward Aritz Aduriz has penned a one-year contract extension at Athletic Bilbao until the summer of 2019.The contract extension for the 36-year old was confirmed by the Basque club. His release clause of €40m in the new contract is still the same with what was obtainable with the last one.Athletic Club and Artitz Aduriz have signed the renewal contract by which the player will remain in the rojiblanca discipline until 30 June 2019. His cancellation clause will be 40 million Euros. #athletic pic.twitter.com/4nZDLue2V1— Athletic Club (@Athletic_en) November 15, 2017Aritz Aduriz is still an important player for his Basque Club in what is his second spell. He has scored 9 goals for Athletic Bilbao this season in addition to a whooping 156 Spanish career La Liga goals.This news would come as a relief to Athletic Bilbao considering that goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga’s contractual situation is still unresolved. Relatedlast_img read more

Gratulerer! EveryMatrix wins Norsk Tipping ‘Gaming Platform’ tender

first_img Submit Related Articles StumbleUpon Erik Nyman joins EveryMatrix as US lead August 6, 2020 Share MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 PartnerMatrix drives user engagement with two new deals August 13, 2020 Share Ebbe Groes, EveryMatrixIndustry platform and software provider, EveryMatrix has today announced that it has secured a ‘procurement’ with Norwegian state-owned gambling enterprise Norsk Tipping for the integration of its online gaming platform.Updating the market, EveryMatrix governance detailed that it had won the platform ‘contract’, following an open tender process against ten other industry services/provisions competitors.  Following the review, the EveryMatrix ‘CasinoEngine’ platform was selected by Norwegian State Lottery executives to service Norsk Tipping the exclusive legal provider of lottery, sports, and instant games in the Norwegian market.Detailing the platform agreement, Hans Erland Ringsvold, Head of VLT and iGaming in Norsk Tipping commented on EveryMatrix win; “EveryMatrix has done an excellent job by offering a rich and flexible solution that meets our present requirements. In conjunction with their competitive price model, EveryMatrix provides a solution catering for efficient integration to our different game vendors, scalability and redundancy, all operated in our own hosting environment.”A pleased Ebbe Groes CEO of EveryMatrix was delighted to continue the firm’s strong commercial momentum, which has seen the platform and software provider secure 26 new customers during 2016.“We have deployed important people and financial resources in the last two years to rebuild our gaming platform and improve our integration methods, always seeking the right balance between technology, product features, flexibility and a competitive price model.”“Norsk Tipping win is a confirmation of such. The team is proud of this win and we are delighted to be partnering with Norwegian State Lottery. We look forward to working with the team to deliver CasinoEngine platform and the most competitive casino product to their customers.”Further to its present agreement, EveryMatrix assumes responsibility for operational services and content provider support for a set contract period, which can be extended for up to 12 years.last_img read more