Month: August 2020

first_imgPalm Beach County’s Department of Environmental Resources Management (ERM) invites the public to explore Palm Beach County’s natural areas at the third annual Natural Areas Festival. This family-friendly celebration will encourage youth and adults of all ages to get outside and discover the beauty and wilderness found throughout the 31,000 acres of Palm Beach County’s Natural Areas System. The Natural Areas Festival will take place on Saturday, March 9, from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Winding Waters Natural Area, 6161 Haverhill Road, West Palm Beach. The festival will showcase the beauty and importance of our natural areas through fun and educational adventures. Guests can explore the marvels of the natural areas through a 5K trail race, hands-on exhibits, wildlife presentations, a kid’s zone, guided hikes and kayak tours, prescribed fire demonstration, food trucks and more. There is a fee for the 5K run; register atsandspurultra.com/natural-areas-5k.The celebration doesn’t stop there. ERM will host smaller events such as a bike and hike, sunset paddle, photography workshop, and an evening under the stars astronomy event at other natural areas from Boca Raton to Jupiter, March 6-9. Palm Beach County natural areas are home to hundreds of plant and animal species such as the gopher tortoise, alligator, snail kite and numerous wading birds. With endless hiking, biking and waterway trails, come and discover the best places for birdwatching, paddling, stargazing and nature photography in Palm Beach County. Visit https://www.facebook.com/PBCERM/events/ and pbcerm.eventbrite.com for the full lineup of events. For more information on Palm Beach County Natural Areas, please call (561) 233-2400, visit us at www.pbcerm.com. or follow us on Facebook and Instagram @PBCERM.last_img read more

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first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica – In early 1970, the Jamaican duo of Bob Andy and Marcia Griffiths entered the British national chart with “Young, Gifted And Black”.It was one of the biggest hit songs in the United Kingdom that year.On April 4, Trojan Records celebrated the 50th anniversary of the single’s achievement by launching its younggiftedandblack2020 website. It highlights the accomplishments of young black people, posted by fans.Young, Gifted And Black was a reggae cover of American jazz singer Nina Simone’s 1958 standard, “To Be Young, Gifted And Black”. It peaked at number five on the British national chart.Laurence Cane-Honeysett of Trojan Records said an increasingly diverse Britain got into Young, Gifted And Black which was produced by Jamaican Harry “Harry J” Johnson.“Young, Gifted And Black was embraced by many as a unifying anthem – and of course music is one of the most emotive and motivational forces known to mankind,” he reasoned.Cane-Honeysett added that, “The positive theme is of course timeless. As of course, such is the quality of the duo’s wonderfully uplifting performance, and beautiful, sympathetic production, which still sounds fresh and vibrant after all this time.”Andy and Griffiths, who met in the early 1960s in Kingston, were romantically involved at the time of Young, Gifted And Black’s success. They were also two of the top solo acts at producer Clement Dodd’s Studio One label in the late 1960s.A prolific songwriter, Andy died in Kingston on March 27 at age 75. Griffiths, who became a member of the I Three, Bob Marley’s harmony group, performs regularly in Europe and North America.last_img read more

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first_img Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Share Advertising Association moves against GRH APPG radical reforms  June 16, 2020 Related Articles Submit BGC: GRG APPG approach will only serve the black market  June 16, 2020 Britain’s bookmakers are demanding an urgent inquiry into a new report by the Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) All- Party Parliamentary Group which is expected to call for a £2 per spin maximum stake to be imposed on all FOBTs when it is published this morning.The Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) has criticised the report as ‘deeply flawed’ and said it had been funded by commercial rivals of Britain’s bookmakers and warned such a move would be a ‘hammer blow’ to High Street bookmakers and threaten thousands of jobs.The ABB has now demanded an immediate inquiry by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards into the FOBTs All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) which it has condemned as a “front for vested commercial interests” stating there is no evidence that a reduction in stake size would decrease the risk of problem gambling.Speaking ahead of the publication of the APPG report, ABB CEO Malcom George said: “This is a deeply flawed report funded by vested interests who would directly benefit if its recommendations are ever implemented. The report is the view of a tiny group of anti-betting shop MPs.  This group has been financed by those with interests in the casino, arcade and pub industries.“We strongly believe that the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards should urgently investigate this All-Party Parliamentary Group. This group of MPs has operated in secrecy, provided no transcripts of the evidence given to their meetings and operated throughout behind closed doors away from public scrutiny.“Britain’s bookmakers employ more than 43,000 staff and contribute over £1 billion a year in taxes. But, betting shops are already closing at the rate of more than 100 a year and if the findings of this rigged report are implemented, it could spell the beginning of the end for the High Street bookmaker.”The Group is funded by coin-op trade association BACTA, casino & coin-op machine manufacturer Novomatic, pubs operator JD Wetherspoon, arcade operator Praesepe, The Hippodrome Casino, LM Consulting and the Campaign for Fairer Gambling. The ABB argues that all these bodies are in competing gaming sectors or have links to the coin-op and casino sectors and as such ask questions about the objectivity of the report.Questioning the integrity of MPs is a bold lobbying move from the ABB, but the association has already described the APPG as a ‘kangaroo court’ and is clearly incensed at the anti-FOBT agenda that it perceives the group has followed from the outset. Whether the other politicians will agree with this charge remains to be seen.last_img read more

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first_img StumbleUpon UK Supreme Court rules against Phil Ivey’s £7.7 million ‘Edge Sorting’ Crockfords Mayfair dispute October 25, 2017 London communications agency Hadden Consulting has confirmed that poker legend Phil Ivey has been granted permission by the Supreme Court to appeal his overturned £7.8 million Punto Banco ‘edge-sorting’ dispute against Genting Casinos.Last November, Ivey who is considered the best poker player in the world lost his legal battle against Crockfords Club Mayfair (Genting Casinos), as the UK Court of Appeal ruled in favour of the casino operator.The Court of Appeal held that Ivey had knowingly used ‘edge-sorting’ skills to gain an unfair advantage on Crockfords. Under its house rules, the casino was therefore right not to pay Ivey his multi-million winnings, since Ivey was deemed to have played a ‘dishonest game’.Following the decision, Ivey’s representatives immediately detailed that the poker pro would take his case to the Supreme Court, the UK’s highest court of appeal for civil cases. Issuing a statement through Hadden Consulting, Ivey commented on the matter‘Last November’s Court of Appeal ruling made no sense to me. The original trial judge ruled that I was not dishonest and none of the three Appeal Court judges disagreed, and yet the decision went against me by a majority of 2 to 1.  I am so pleased that the Supreme Court has granted me permission to fight for what I genuinely believe is the right thing to do in my circumstances, and for the entire gaming industry. I look forward to the Supreme Court reversing the decision against me.’Phil Ivey is represented by Richard Spearman QC and Max Mallin QC of Thirty Nine Essex Chambers and Wilberforce Chambers respectively and Matthew Dowd of Archerfield Partners LLP.Matthew Dowd stated: ‘Phil and his legal team are delighted that the Supreme Court judges have decided that the Court of Appeal’s decision should be reviewed. The Court of Appeal’s ruling left the interpretation of Section 42 of the Gambling Act totally unclear and the decision to grant permission to appeal demonstrates that the Supreme Court agrees with that view.’ Share Phil Ivey relaunches Crockfords ‘edge sorting’ trial with UK Supreme Court July 14, 2017 Johnson odds-on to become shortest-serving Prime Minister September 25, 2019 Related Articles Submit Sharelast_img read more

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first_img Share StumbleUpon SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 William Hill accelerates transformation agenda to overcome COVID realities August 5, 2020 Related Articles Submit MansionBet adds Bristol City to sponsorship portfolio August 20, 2020 Bookmaker William Hill will support Premier League football club Tottenham Hotspur community initiative the ‘Elevator Programme’, helping young people in London Borough of Haringey gain employment.The ‘Elevator Programme’ has been developed by The Tottenham Hotspur’s Foundation, which the bookmaker will contribute to and aid as its official club betting partner.Moving forward, the programme aims to provide 18 – 24-year-olds from Haringey with education, training and opportunities to secure work experience and employment. It further builds upon the Club’s wider employability work in relation to the new stadium development, which once complete is expected to support around 3,500 jobs – an increase of 1,700 new jobs a year.William Hill, whose headquarters are based near the Club in Wood Green, has provided the Tottenham Hotspur Elevator Programme with a £100,000 grant to fund the programme as part of its community commitment, Close to HOME, which seeks to make a positive contribution to the local communities where the company is based.Grant Cornwell MBE, CEO of the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, said: “The Club is committed to driving employment within its local community and we are delighted to be adding the Elevator Programme to our wide range of projects with the support of William Hill.”Bill South, Group Director of Security and Community Affairs at William Hill, said: “We are proud to be launching the Elevator Programme with the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, which will continue our company commitment to providing skills and employment opportunities to individuals in our local communities.”How does William Hill measure up on Bookmaker Ratings? Click here for its performance rating and top website features. Sharelast_img read more

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first_img Share Submit Share StumbleUpon UK Racing pushes for drastic levy reforms as deep recession looms August 25, 2020 Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Hayley Turner has had her jockey’s license suspended for three months after breaching the British Horse Racing Authority (BHA) rules against betting.Although Turner’s stakes weren’t excessive and she had not placed bets on races she was involved in, the BHA deemed her actions to be in breach of a rule that was familiar to everyone involved in horse racing. Jamie Stier, chief regulatory officer at the BHA, commented: “It is a strict requirement under the rules of racing in Britain that licensed jockeys do not place bets on any races.“It is simply not appropriate to the public’s perception of the sport’s integrity that those who are licensed to ride in races should be able to bet on the sport, even on races in which they are not participating. This is consistent with other major sports.”Stier added: “The case was heard by an independent disciplinary panel who are responsible for determining the penalty. Hayley Turner has made a full admission and apology regarding the rules breaches she has committed, and the BHA’s position was that it is appropriate that this should be considered mitigation when it comes to determining a penalty. The guideline entry point for an offence of this nature is an 18-month disqualification.”Turner, who works as a broadcaster for ITV Racing, created a Paddy Power account in December 2015 a month after she had retired from racing, however she continued using the account even after she had reapplied for her license later that year. All together Turner placed a total of 164 bets, before Paddy Power notified the BHA of its believe that she was breaching the rules. The ban will be enforced with immediate effect, however she will still be able to work on racecourses. Responding to the ban, Turner stated: “At the end of the day I made a huge mistake and have to suffer the penalty as I did break the rules.“The problem was I saw myself as a television pundit rather than as a jockey, which explains as to why I started betting while working on ATR and on ITV.“Three months is a long time and I do think it is quite harsh, especially as I have a mortgage to pay, but I have just got to take it on the chin.” Paddy Power raises awareness of Missing People with Motherwell ‘silhouette’ stand August 7, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more

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first_img Scott Longley – Confusion reigns over FDC’s second betting rights deal July 14, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Share 888 calls for Betgenius sportsbook makeover June 25, 2020 Submit Share Winning Post: Football data rights… the first shots of a revolution? March 9, 2020 EuroLeague, Europe’s top-tier of professional basketball, has expanded its existing relationship with Genius Sports to bolster the distribution of its licensed data rights for global sports betting incumbents.Since 2016, Genius Sports has served as the EuroLeague’s principal data collector and distributor for the betting industry.Expanding the Genius Sports service, EuroLeague has confirmed that data from its syndicated tournaments and matchdays will be secured by Genius Sports’ courtside technology and instantaneous live feed to bookmakers.The league underlined that its matchdays will maintain the highest level of data integrity and accuracy by utilising Genius Sports data collection systems which monitor 85,000 basketball games a year in over 150 countries.Helping its extended partnership, EuroLeague details that it has launched a new commitment to protect its media rights and remove unauthorised data collectors found to be operating within their stadiums.Genius Sports Group has worked alongside EuroLeague since 2014 to safeguard the league’s integrity from match-fixing through advanced bet monitoring and analysis.Jack Davison, Chief Commercial Officer of Genius Sports Group, said: “The extension of our partnership with one of the world’s leading basketball leagues demonstrates our commitment to ensuring security of supply, of the most important content, to our customers. Our investment in the growth of live basketball betting is dependent on the capture and distribution of fast, accurate and highly reliable data.“Furthermore, Euroleague will enjoy a fair return from betting on their competitions while sportsbook operators and their customers will gain a crucial advantage through the quality of their products.”last_img read more

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first_imgUnion Berlin vs Dortmund – Away win Manuel Pellegrini is unapologetic about his insistence that his team plays attacking football and that identity will be on display when they welcome newly promoted Norwich City to the London Stadium.The Hammers head into the tie with history on their side as they haven’t lost in their last 7 home outings to Norwich, a streak that stretches back to 1989.However, conceding 7 goals in their opening 3 outings will have Norwich fancying their chances to at least get a goal with striker Teemu Pukki having hit the back of the net 5 times already in just 3 matches.The Canaries have already shown that the season means more to them than just making up the numbers and can hold their own if given the chance.West Ham will be seeking to make it 3 wins in a row in all competitions and with the raucous crowd at the London stadium behind them, a first home win of the season should not be beyond them.It also helps that record signing Haller is up and running for the club after getting a brace away from home against Watford.Prediction: 3 – 1 Arsenal vs Tottenham  –  Scoring DrawAnother North London Derby beckons as Arsenal and Tottenham seek to bounce back from defeats on match day 3 of the English Premier League.Spurs laboured to create against Newcastle and deserved to lose while Arsenal’s game plan backfired against Liverpool enroute to a 3 – 1 defeat.While Arsenal look like a team on the brink of coming together, Spurs on the other hand look wobbly with talk of dressing room unrest.With Walker-Peters a doubt for the match, Spurs will be forced to alter their back four, a move that could disturb their chemistry.However, the offensive talent on display by both teams should make this an entertaining end to end affair guaranteed to produce goals.A high scoring draw seems likely as both teams battle for bragging rights.Prediction: 2 – 2 West Ham United vs Norwich City  –  Home Wincenter_img After choking and handing the title to Bayern last season, Dortmund have started the 2019/2020 Bundesliga campaign with a ruthless edge that has already produced 8 goals.After dispatching FC Koln with ease, they will be looking to repeat the dose against another newly promoted side in Union Berlin.The combination of Sancho, Reus and Alcacer have shown the invention and ruthlessness to unlock any defense and will be relishing the prospects of hiking up their goal tally against a team that is still figuring out how to deal with life in the top flight.With Bayern already 2 points behind and facing a tricky encounter against Mainz, Dortmund will look at this as an opportunity to stay top of the table and also to pile early pressure on their title rivals. Your booking Code is :4AD74E8last_img read more

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first_imgJordan Ayew’s strike against Arsenal on Saturday in their 1-1 draw earned him and Crystal Palace more than just a point against their London rivals.The goal took Jordan Ayew one goal clear of his brother, Andre Ayew in the list of the highest-scoring Ghanaians in Premier League history.The deflected strike was Jordan’s sixth goal of the season and his 22nd in the Premier League overall in 121 appearances.He amassed his tally playing in the English top-flight with Aston Villa, Swansea City and Palace.He scored seven goals in his first season in the Premier League with Villa before netting once in the 2016-17 season while at Swansea.The next season he scored seven more for the Welsh club.He earned a loan move to Palace after Swansea went down to the Championship but endured a difficult goalscoring season, finding the net just once in 20 appearances.However, this season he has already scored five times in 21 starts including the worldie against West Ham a couple of games ago.That puts him one clear of his brother Andre Ayew who scored 21 times for Swansea and West Ham while in the Premier League although Andre scored his in considerably fewer games.He is now just two goals away from Anthony Yeboah’s tally of 24 goals in 47 appearances for Leeds United.Yeboah scored 12 goals in each of the 1994-95 and 1995-96 Premier League seasons.Top five Ghanaian goalscorers in the Premier LeagueAnthony Yeboah – 47 appearances – 24 goalsJordan Ayew – 121 appearances – 22 goalsAndre Ayew – 89 appearances – 21 goalsMichael Essien – 168 appearances – 17 goalsAsamoah Gyan – 34 appearances – 10 goalslast_img read more

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first_imgThe owner and bankroller of King Faisal, Alhaji Abdul Karim Grusah, has revealed that an amount of GHS 1,700 is the biggest the team has made this season in terms of gate proceeds.Grusah made this point after his team’s 2-1 loss at Techiman Eleven Wonders in Week 10 of the Ghana Premier League.According to kyfilla.com, Grusah stated that the windfall was realised after his side hosted WAFA at the Baba Yara Stadium in Week 9 of the Ghana Premier League.The match ended 1-1 after either side scored from the penalty area.Grusah has been complaining of very meagre proceeds from the gate this season.Sometime back, he revealed that he once made GHS 6 from the gates after a Ghana Premier League.Some observers say the team’s financial struggles are down to the fact that its support base is not huge and thus, it affects the attendance and by extension and the gate proceeds.King Faisal host Legon Cities in Week 11 of the Ghana Premier League.last_img read more

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