31 Aug

Jamaican medical practitioner found guilty of crime

first_imgBut Ford, who did not challenge the recordings, testified that seemed like a bribe was really him trying to entrap corrupt cops who had arrested the Surinamese nationals. He also said he had uncovered a plot by the cops to kill the foreigners while they were in custody. But the judge said that she believed the police officer’s version of the evidence and found him to be a credible witness. Dr, accused of bribery She said also that while citizens have a right to ensure that justice is done, there is a right way to achieve justice. The men, Roshen Daniels and Murvin Reingould were held after police intercepted a motor vehicle on April 7, 2014 and found US$533,886.Daniels and Reingould were later taken to their apartment where the police seized an additional US$3,000, as well as a quantity of Surinamese dollars.The two were subsequently charged with possession of criminal property and conspiracy to possess criminal property, but were freed of the charges when they appeared in court. But the court heard that while the men were in custody, Ford contacted the main witness, Sergeant Franklyn McLaren and requested a meeting to discuss the case. Officer wore cover cameracenter_img The officer, who was wearing a covert video and audio camera, met with the doctor, who he said asked for the case against the men to be dismissed and the confiscated funds returned in exchange for 25 per cent of the money, but later agreed to be given 40 per cent of the sum. The tape recordings were played at the trial.Trying to entrap corrupt cops “We can’t tolerate people taking things into their own hands,” she said. Dr. Jephthah Ford, a well-known Jamaican medical practitioner will re-appear in court on August 22 for sentencing. He was found guilty on Thursday of attempting to pervert the course of justice in a case dating back to 2014. Justice Simone Wolfe Reece who handed down the verdict in a Corporate Area court said she did not believe Ford’s defense. The doctor was charged in 2014 following allegations he attempted to bribe a member of the Revenue Protection Division (RPD) to release two Surinamese men who were arrested by the agency.last_img read more

31 Aug

TT jumps in Caribbean Football Union (CFU) ranking

first_imgTT jumps in Caribbean Football Union (CFU) rankingTrinidad and Tobago’s emotional World Cup qualifying victory over the United States last Tuesday have propelled them to third in the Caribbean Football Union rankings after the release on Monday of the World Rankings by the sport’s world governing body.Moved up 16 placesThe Soca Warriors earned a significant jump in the World Rankings issued by FIFA, moving up 16 places to 83rd, making them the biggest movers in the Caribbean, following their emotional 2-1 victory that zapped the United States’ claims for a place in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.The result was sweet revenge for the twin-island republic, after the Americans dealt them a similar blow in qualification for the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy.Meanwhile, Antigua & Barbuda and Suriname have held onto their places in the top-10, but has swapped places, being sixth and seventh respectively. The Antiguans however, were the biggest losers in the region, dropping 19 places in the World to 136th.Grenada and Barbados have been the great beneficiary of the slide out of the top-10 by Guyana. They are now eighth and ninth ahead of the 10th-placed Dominican Republic with the Barbadians making a notable 10-place jump in the World Rankings to 160th.The next World/CFU rankings will be published on November 23.last_img read more

31 Aug

Sheridan Technical College in Broward County, Florida Celebrates 45 Years of…

first_imgBROWARD COUNTY – Congratulations to Broward County’s Sheridan Technical College for completing 45 years of accredited status by the Council on Occupational Education, a national accrediting agency of higher education institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.Sheridan Technical, which initially became accredited with the Council in 1974, has undergone self-studies and reviews every six years to maintain its accreditation. The college will be recognized during the Council’s annual meeting in Reno, Nevada on November 13 – 15, 2019. Sheridan Technical Director Thomas Moncilovich and Assistant Director Annette Johnson will represent the college and accept the award at the annual meeting in Reno.The award of accreditation is based on an evaluation to demonstrate that the institution meets not only the standards of quality of the Council but also the needs of students, the community and employers. Sheridan Tech was one of the first institutions to be accredited under the Council.Sheridan Technical College offers career and technical study programs affording students the opportunity to gain skills in high-wage, high-demand occupational fields and compete successfully in the global workforce. Under the direction of licensed and certified teaching professionals, students engage in full or part-time training in 47 career and technical education programs using the latest industry-approved technology and equipment.last_img read more

31 Aug

I’m Ready To Play For Nigeria For Free – Onazi

first_imgAudio Playerhttps://www.busybuddiesng.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/ONAZI-SOUND.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Related Super Eagles midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi, says he is always ready to play for Nigeria even without getting paid for it.The financial standing of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) improved recently, thanks to a sponsorship deal with oil firm, Aiteo group, but it cannot be forgotten in a hurry the issues around owing coaches’ salaries and players’ match bonuses not too long ago.Onazi, who plays his club football with Trabzonspor of Turkey, has featured regularly for the Nigeria national team since making his debut in 2012 and has experienced the unpleasant situation of being owed in the past.However, the 24-year-old says money is not the first thing on his mind when he’s invited to play for Nigeria, but it’s rather “a thing of pride”, playing for the Super Eagles.“The national team has made me what I am today,” Onazi said in an interview with busybuddiesng.com. “If I don’t play for the national team I don’t think anyone would recognize me.”Indeed, the midfielder has his country to thank for the progress he has made in his career.Onazi had just broken into Lazio’s first team when then-Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, handed him his debut in a crucial Africa Cup of Nations 2013 qualifier against Liberia in Calabar. From less than a dozen appearances for the Italian side at the time he was called to the national team, the midfielder played nearly 70 more times for Lazio before leaving for Turkey last summer. The Nigeria Vice-Captain now wants to turn up for his country “even if they say they are not going to be paying.”“I know they’ll be paying though,” Onazi said jokingly about Nigeria. “I’ll come and represent my country and make that name so when my kids grow up they’ll know that their dad represented this country very well.”Some years back, the NFF paid 10,000 dollars to each player as winning bonus, with 5,000 dollars given out for a draw. However, the financial challenges that hit the country’s football governing body led to a cut in what the players are entitled to, with 5,000 dollars now given for a win. Even at that, paying the amount is proving to be difficult as a result of the dwindling value of the naira against the dollarOnazi, who has also represented Nigeria at Under-17 and Under-20 levels, admits that compared to what most of the foreign based players get as wages from their respective clubs, the bonus sum is not worth too much, but is still duly appreciated by him and his team-mates.“Before now we don’t come for the money,” he said. “But if you work you need to be paid for you to be able to pay your bills and other things… that’s why we accept the money”The Super Eagles next competitive game is a two-legged 2018 World Cup qualifier against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in September.last_img read more

30 Aug

Longines extends commercial tie-in with Hong Kong Jockey Club

first_imgFollowing the conclusion of the ‘International Races’ festival (11 December) at the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC), event title sponsor and HKJC commercial partner Longines has confirmed that it will extend its commercial tie-in with the Asian racing operator.Updating corporate stakeholders this weekend, HKJC governance detailed that Swiss watchmaker Longines had extended its title sponsorship of its ‘International Races’ festival, and would continue to act as official sponsor of all HKJC races.HKJC governance would label this year’s festival as a ‘record breaker’, with a crowd turnout of +100,000 visitors at Sha Tin for the + $10 million racing event.“This was one of the most astonishing days of international racing we have seen in Hong Kong,” said Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Chief Executive Officer.Engelbrecht-Bresges thanked Longines commitment to the festival, further stating that its sponsorship was becoming a ‘heritage’ partnership for HKJC.“Over the last five years, with the tremendous support of Longines, Hong Kong International Races week has achieved new heights. With this track record of success, we are delighted that Longines will continue as a sponsor of the Longines International Jockeys’ Engelbrecht-Bresges added.“The Hong Kong Jockey Club and Longines have a proud heritage and share many of the same values, striving for excellence in all that we do and being committed to delivering world class performance”. HKJC appoints Philip Chen as new Chairman June 23, 2020 Sportech highlights new client wins under lockdown June 26, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Share Submit HKJC closes OCBBs amid rising public health concerns July 13, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more

30 Aug

Sun Bingo targets two Guinness World Records in Blackpool

first_img Share Related Articles B2B and SNAITECH growth gives Playtech confidence in future prospects August 22, 2019 Bingo: Why diversification is key to breaking from the crowd January 15, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Winning Post – Covid-19… Testing the industry to its breaking point? March 30, 2020 Submit Sun Bingo has procured 75 oversized bingo balls (70cm) and a 4×4 metre bingo card, as the company prepares to break two GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS ™ in Blackpool on Saturday 3 June.The UK-based bingo site, established in 2008, has targeted the current world records for the largest set of bingo balls and the largest bingo card. The event will be hosted by Sun Bingo ambassadors Rustie Lee and Chico, who will be joined by up to 400 Sun Bingo players from across the country and an official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS ™ adjudicator.The first record attempt will be played out with 1 metre square bingo balls on the sea front, while the second will take place in Blackpool Tower with 4×4 metre cards. The day will also see all players involved in two standard games of 75-ball bingo, with prizes up to £30,000.Tom Ustunel, Sun Betting & Gaming Director, said: “Sun Bingo is known for having the biggest balls in the industry so it makes sense that we set the record straight. Bingo is all about bringing people together to enjoy some fun and be sociable, so it’s great that we can celebrate this day with a host of our most valued customers.”last_img read more

30 Aug

Betgenius secures Grupo Codere global trading partnership

first_img Submit Share CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach  August 27, 2020 Share Related Articles TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Matt Stephenson – BetgeniusGenius Sports betting subsidiary technology Betgenius, continues to expand its industry footprint confirming that it has secured an agreement with Spanish legacy gambling operator Grupo Codere which will see it become the lead provider of pre-match and in-play trading provisions.Securing partnership terms, Betgenius will act as preferred provider of Codere trading markets for both its retail and online betting assets. The long-term deal will see Betgenius integrate its trading portfolio across Codere Spain, Italy and LATAM markets.Updating investors, Codere management detailed that Betgenius provisions were needed in order to provider optimal pricing and products for its international consumer base. Peter Lucas, Trading Director at Codere, commented on the agreement:“As we grow our presence in regulated markets across the world, we are delighted to secure a long-term relationship with Betgenius to expand our in-play and pre- match trading capabilities. Betgenius’ reliable and wide-ranging service was the obvious choice to help us offer the best experience possible to customers.”Betgenius continues its stong commercial momentum to 2017, in which the company has been selected online sportsbook platform provider for Greece’s OPAP and has further won a marketing services contracts for Sky Bet Italia.A pleased Matt Stephenson, Business Development Director at Betgenius, welcomed Codere as new partners“Codere is an operator of the highest calibre and Betgenius is hugely proud to be selected as its primary provider of trading services. This partnership is a great example of our flexible and bespoke service in action, and we look forward to being a vital part in its future success.” Betgenius expands virtual sports range with Kiron August 20, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more

30 Aug

LV BET moves Ekstraklasa to Polish football with Wisla Kraków

first_imgShare Share LV BET celebrates Vanarama National League’s return July 17, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Polish wagering report highlights STS market dominance  August 17, 2020 Related Articles Mateusz Juroszek – Non-stop STS will expand amid industry disruptions August 12, 2020 LV BET has demonstrated its continued support for the so-called ‘White Star’ Polish football team, Wisla Kraków.Just over nine months into the original deal, LV BET has seen enough potential in the partnership to sign a three-year extension.The new agreement, which will include a number of joint projects between the sportsbook and the 13-times Polish champions, will come into force in July, lasting until the end of June 2021.The sponsorship deal will represent one of the biggest in Ekstraklasa, the top-level football league in Poland.LV BET has prepared numerous financial bonuses for the club, depending on their sports results, while the bookmaker’s logo will be emblazoned on clothing, LED bands and branding materials at Wisla’s stadium. The cooperation will also extend to activities on social media and the club’s website.Marzena Sarapata, President of the Management Board of Wisla Kraków, said: “Huge thank you, on behalf of myself and Vice-President Damian Dukat, to LV BET, a rapidly growing bookmaker on the Polish market – above all for trust and faith in the sporting success of Wisla Kraków football team.“It is much easier to build a club, having a partner as a brand that based itself on fresh ideas and enormous passion for sport.”From the beginning of the spring football season, LV BET markets will be boosted by special and long-term bets dedicated to Wisla Kraków, while loyal supporters of the club will be able to take advantage of bespoke promotions.Sponsorship will be at the forefront of this year’s Betting on Football, held at Stamford Bridge from 20-23 March. The invite-only SBC Sponsorship Forum, managed by former AC Milan Chief Commercial Officer Jaap Kalma, has been added to the #bofcon2018 agenda to discuss opportunities in football.last_img read more

30 Aug

To the dogs for SIS with new dedicated channel

first_img SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 SIS grows Latin American footprint through Betcris deal August 12, 2020 Submit Related Articles Share StumbleUpon SIS adds Irish Greyhound Derby to its portfolio August 13, 2020 Operators are set to have access to a “market leading” 42 meetings a week, via a new dedicated greyhound channel set to be launched by Sports Information Service (SIS) in March.Through the new offering, SIS has detailed that it is to incorporate exclusive greyhound rights from eight British and three Irish tracks.In addition virtual greyhound racing is also set to be featured, with punters to benefit from a betting event being provided every three minutes throughout the day.Paul Witten, Product Director at SIS, said: “Our dedicated greyhound channel will be the market leading greyhound channel on offer to operators, with high-quality pictures, multi-angle viewing, rapid replays, and top quality virtuals.“Our teams have been proactive in working with stadia to ensure they optimise their greyhound offer, and the stadia have increased investment in infrastructure and greyhounds trialling recently, to ensure the most competitive racing product possible in 2018. “Coupled with quality virtual racing, our new channel provides operators with frequent short form betting opportunities which will help increase dwell time in-shop and online.”SIS states that of the weekly meetings, the majority of which are set to be broadcast during prime-time afternoon and early evening slots, the channel will offer more live races at peak times, “when customers want them.”One key feature of the new SIS greyhound channel is to be the quality of the live pictures, which it has detailed will greatly improve the racing experience for viewers.This is due to the fact that SIS will be broadcasting the greyhound racing from three differing camera angles, as opposed to “current live pictures which feature one camera angle.”The live racing action is also set to be complimented with virtual racing in between the live offerings, designed to ensure that customers benefit from continuous short form betting opportunities. Sharelast_img read more

30 Aug

Gauselmann appoints Bruns & Lüngen as new Praesepe leadership duo

first_imgShare Visionary Paul Gauselmann celebrates 60-years in gaming August 27, 2019 Submit Share StumbleUpon Related Articles SkillOnNet powers Royalbet’s Europe launch December 17, 2019 Gauselmann centralises global sales capacity under German HQ March 10, 2020 Stefan BrunsGauselmann Group has moved to restructure the executive leadership of its UK arcade entertainment subsidiary Praesepe, confirming the appointments of Stefan Bruns as new CEO accompanied by Börris Lüngen as CFO.The duo will succeed current Praesepe leadership incumbent Nick Harding (CEO), who will take a UK market advisory position within Gauselmann Group.A senior partner of Gauselmann since 2014, Stefan Bruns has led a number of international expansion projects for the German gambling group’s Merkur Gaming division.Furthermore, Bruns has previously served as Director of Operations for Casino Merkur International, managing 400 venues across Europe.Bruns will be supported by the appointment of Börris Lüngen as Praesepe CFO.Börris LüngenA 25-year finance veteran, Börris Lüngen joins the UK arcade operator from German wholesale food retailer Metro Markro, where he led group logistics for new Eastern European markets.Updating investors, Gauselmann governance stated that it had installed an effective leadership team in Bruns and Lüngen to lead Praesepe’s UK market expansion and future growth projects.last_img read more