31Aug/20

Several South Florida restaurants cited and closed for health code violations

first_imgEating out this holiday? You may want to pay close attention to these eight South Florida restaurants which were recently shuttered by state inspectors due to health code violations.A Haitian pastry shop in North Miami was shuttered by the state after an inspector found a live rodent floating in a sink with food storage containers.The rodent was found at Cayard’s Bakery in North Miami, where records also show a roach infestation, A “stop sale” was ordered for food that was found to be out of temperature. This is the second time this bakery has been ordered shut. State records show Cayard’s was also ordered shut in April 2015.Meanwhile, roach activity was also found at:The Waffle House on Powerline Road in Fort Lauderdale;La Perla El Rincon Del Mar at 13742 SW 152nd Street, Miami Beach;Masa Taqueria at 6974 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach;Jalisco Restaurant At 1661 NE 8th Street, HomesteadPrime Cafe & Ice Cream at the Florida Keys Outlet Marketplace, 250 East Palm Drive, Florida City;Claudie B At 545 West Lucy Street, Florida City; andInkas Grill At The Florida Keys Outlet Marketplace at 250 East Palm Drive in Florida City.However, state officials say all the restaurants have since been allowed to re-open following an ordered clean up and re-inspection.last_img read more

31Aug/20

Former Trinidadian politician Albert Sydney charged with sexual assault

first_imgA former temporary independent parliamentarian will reappear in court on April 5 after he was charged with sexual penetration and indecent assault of a 17-year-old girl earlier this month.Albert Sydney appeared before Magistrate Adia Mohammed in the Port of Spain Magistrates’ Court Friday and was granted TT$100,000 bail.The 43-year-old former legislator, who had participated in the Children Bill 2012, is alleged to have committed the offence at his home a week ago. He was arrested in a joint exercise involving officers of the Western Division Task Force and the Child Protection Unit.The arrest was made based on a report made by the 17-year-old girl that she was sexually assaulted by the accused.last_img read more

31Aug/20

Promoter of Buju Banton’s ‘I Am Legend’ T&T concert condemns fake…

first_imgAmid increased anticipation over the prison release and subsequent concert performance of Jamaican reggae great Buju Banton (Mark Myrie) in Trinidad and Tobago, of Mark Myrie, that countries promotional company, High Frequency Entertainment LLC has issued a statement. The statement condemns the actions of persons and entities who have been falsely purporting to be the official promotional representative(s) of the I Am Legend concert event to headlined by Buju in 2019.One official promoterAccording to the statement “High Frequency Entertainment LLC, owned and operated by businessman, Glenroy Watson, is the only official promotional outfit contractually allowed to promote Mark Myrie, prior to and upon his release from Federal prison in the United States, in December 2018.It has been brought to our attention that the unscrupulous actions of persons have led to innocent victims being swindled of their hard earned money, in an effort to secure business deals of one type or another.No other partners We wish to categorically state that High Frequency Entertainment has at no time partnered with any person/group, and has no agents working our behalf, and as such, any person/entity other than Mr. Glenroy Watson, is unauthorized to act in any capacity, relative to business negotiations ahead of the appearance of Buju Banton, in Trinidad and Tobago.At this time, based on information received, we wish to advise anyone who has been relieved of their money based on false representation of promotional ties to Buju Banton, in Trinidad and Tobago, to contact the Fraud Squad of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service immediately, for assistance in this regard.”last_img read more

31Aug/20

Pending New “Public Charge” Immigration Rule Blocked by Federal Courts

first_imgWASHINGTON, D.C. – In sweeping decisions, last Friday Federal Courts in New York, California and Washington all issued last-minute temporary injunctions to stop the Trump administration’s “public charge” rule, preventing it from taking effect on October 15 as originally planned.Had the controversial rule been allowed to take effect, the new policy would have made it more difficult for immigrants to get green cards by allowing U.S. immigration officials to unilaterally decide whether or not an immigrant will use public benefits including medical and healthcare assistance in the future.What Inadmissibility on Public Charge meansCalled “Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds,” the rule expanded the types of prohibited public aid, including cash assistance, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), state and local cash assistance and long-term medical care at government expense,  “non-cash” benefits, such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (known as food stamps), Section 8 housing and rental assistance, Medicare Part D prescription drug benefits, and Medicaid in non-emergency situations. The strict policy further required immigrants to provide extensive information and documentation, including those regarding finances, assets, savings, debts, and credit scores among others. The rule granted broad discretion to immigration officials to weigh a wide variety of “negative factors,” including the applicants’ age (specifically if an applicant is under 18 or over 61), health, education, work skills, income and family status, in order to deny their applications for residency (green cards).Forms removed from USCIS websiteAs a result of these temporary court orders, USCIS immigration forms which were specifically revised to implement the new public charge rule have been removed from the USCIS website, including the updated Form I-485 application for residency, Form I-129 and the new form specifically created for immigrants to complete to provide information about income, assets and credit, called Form I-944, Declaration of Self-sufficiency.Efforts to limit immigration to the USThis latest rule is just one in a series of efforts by the White House to limit both legal and illegal immigration to the U.S. President Trump recently signed a proclamation barring the entry of legal immigrants who cannot prove they will have healthcare coverage or the means to pay for it within 30 days of their arrival in the U.S. This latter rule is set to take effect on November 1st. Under this proclamation,  entitled: Presidential Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry of Immigrants Who Will Financially Burden the United States Healthcare System, only immigrants who can show they can pay for “reasonably foreseeable medical costs” or are already covered by approved health insurance would be allowed to enter the U.S. As yet, no guidelines have been released by the administration which outline the proof necessary to meet the requirements and to date, no federal lawsuits have been filed to stop implementation of the terms of the proclamation, although challenges may be filed at the last moment!Caution: Halt of public charge isn’t permanentIt’s important to note the halt of the public charge rule is not permanent, and the Trump administration has the option of appealing the temporary injunctions while the lawsuits continue through the regular process in the state courts.The Supreme Court may ultimately grant a review of the issue and with a five to four conservative majority, may well rule in Trump’s favor. As a result, early filings for residency under the current more liberal policies would still be advisable.last_img read more

31Aug/20

Canada Issues Warning Due to “High Level of Violent Crime” in…

first_imgOTTAWA, Canada, CMC – The Government of Canada has updated the emergency status for Jamaica on a travel advisory due to a continued high level of violent crime.In an advisory, the Canadian government noted that the Jamaican Government has declared a state of emergency effective until October 19,  for the central parishes of Clarendon and St Catherine.It added that a  further, a state of emergency is effective until October 28, for the following areas the western parishes of St. James, Hanover and Westmoreland – areas that include the tourist resort towns of Montego Bay and Negril.In addition, a state of emergency has been declared for the Corporate Area, which includes areas of Kingston, which is in effect until January 4.A ‘high degree of caution’ is issued when there, “are identifiable safety and security concerns or the safety and security situation could change with little notice.” As such, tourists must exercise a high degree of caution at all times, as well as monitor local media and follow the instructions of local authorities.The advisory states that, “violent crime, including armed robbery and murder, is a problem in large cities despite the presence of police to counter criminal activity. The availability of firearms is widespread, and most violent drug and gang-related crimes, especially murder, involve firearms. If you are staying at a resort in an affected area, you are advised to restrict your movements beyond resort security perimeters.”It urged Canadians who may want to travel outside of the resort, to use transportation arranged or provided by the resort. “Likewise, you should use organized tour operators for excursions and travel to and from the airport.”The Canadian Government also warned that the Jamaican police “may impose curfews with short notice in areas where gang activity is a concern.”last_img read more

30Aug/20

Cherry iGaming’s subsidiary obtains UK gaming licence

first_img StumbleUpon Related Articles Share The CherryCasino brand will be launched in the UK after Cherry iGaming’s subsidiary PlayCherry Ltd was granted a local UK licence for gaming operators from the Gambling Commission.The company will initially use the licence for CherryCasino.com as its flagship brand. EuroSlots, a recently-relaunched white-label gaming website, will also be rolled out shortly after. Meanwhile, Sunmaker, an iGaming brand that has always been popular with international players, will be the third one launched into the UK gaming market.This latest announcement comes as part of Cherry iGaming’s strategy to expand into new regulated jurisdictions. The online gambling operator will use its brands to reap benefits from the UK market, known to be among the largest regulated markets in the world.Jonas Wåhlander, CEO at Cherry iGaming, said: “This is an additional step in the evolvement of Cherry iGaming. Through a wide offering we will have a brand for every key customer segment in the UK market, encompassing all types of products to engage with them.“With the current presence and insight we have, combined with ComeOn’s experience, we expect a positive entry into the market and are excited about the potential of this very important market.”The licence covers both casino and sports betting, and means that the company can engage the entire UK market. Cherry iGaming already holds gaming licenses in Malta, Curacao and Schleswig-Holstein. UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020 Submit Genesis to appeal UKGC’s ‘disproportionate suspension’ July 23, 2020 Share TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020last_img read more

30Aug/20

Sun Bets signs deal to sponsor Stayers’ Hurdle at Cheltenham

first_img Submit Tim Reynolds, Sun BetsSun Bets has signed a three-year deal to sponsor the Grade One Stayers’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival. The 2017 race will take place on the third day of the festival (March 16), which is also St Patrick’s Day.First run with its current race conditions in 1972, the Sun Bets Stayers’ Hurdle will revert to its original title after being named the World Hurdle since 2004.To celebrate the announcement, Sun Bets will be top price on every runner in the race from 8.00 am on December 20 until midnight.The three-mile hurdling championship event has been won by most of the great staying hurdlers, such as the Paul Nicholls-trained Big Buck’s, who landed a record four consecutive renewals between 2009 and 2012. The Colin Tizzard trained Thistlecrack gained victory in scintillating fashion in 2016.Tim Reynolds, Sun Bets Head of PR, said: “As an Authorised Betting Partner, we are delighted to welcome the opportunity to be associated with the Cheltenham Festival and sponsor a race as prestigious as the Stayers’ Hurdle.“We look forward to a long and successful partnership with Cheltenham, which further cements our commitment to British racing.”Ian Renton, Regional Director, Cheltenham & The South West, The Jockey Club, said: “I am delighted to welcome Sun Bets to Cheltenham.“As one of the two feature races on the third day of The Festival, St Patrick’s Thursday, I am sure that Sun Bets will find sponsorship of the Stayers’ Hurdle hugely rewarding.“The race title reverts to its original handle, the ‘Stayers’ Hurdle’. We look forward to many successful runnings under the Sun Bets’ banner.” StumbleUpon ITV secures three-year British racing broadcast deal August 5, 2020 Related Articles Coral relaunches cinematic campaign for racing’s return June 5, 2020 Share Matt Hancock publicly defends Cheltenham Festival decision April 29, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

30Aug/20

Next stop New York after record Betting on Sports returns

first_img StumbleUpon Related Articles SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 FES and Incentive Games launch esports prediction game June 2, 2020 Share SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital 2020 announces free ticket initiative July 21, 2020 Submit SBC Events reached new heights after welcoming a record number of delegates, exhibitors and top-level industry speakers to last week’s Betting on Sports Week in London.There were 2,500 registrations across the week, a significant increase on the 1,300 for the event’s second running in 2017, with more than 270 of those speaking across the Betting on Sports conference tracks, SBC Sponsorship Forum, AffiliateFEST, ESI London and the inaugural two-day CasinoBeats Summit.This lineup included five-time snooker World Champion Ronnie O’Sullivan, Sky Betting & Gaming CEO Richard Flint, Pinnacle CEO Paris Smith, PDC Chief Executive Matthew Porter, DraftKings CEO Jason Robins, Parimatch CEO Sergey Portnov, Betsson CEO Jesper Svensson, Stoiximan & Betano CEO George Daskalakis, Hard Rock SVP for Online Gaming Kresimir Spajic and Sean Bratches, Managing Director of Commercial Operations at Formula 1.Daskalakis commented: “Interesting discussion on the sustainability of the industry at the CEO panel at Betting on Sports in London. Lots of challenges on the horizon, but I remain optimistic about the future. “It was great to exchange views with Richard Flint, Niels Erik Folmann (CEO of Danske Spil), Jesper Svensson and Per Widerström (CEO of Fortuna Group) on this important topic.”Jari Vähänen, SVP for International Development at Veikkaus, was a key speaker on the Betting on Racing track. He added: “It was really nice and fun to speak and participate at Betting on Sports Week in London. Based on my 27 years’ experience, I can say that it is the best sports betting event I have attended, and one of the best events in the gambling industry ever!”The exhibition floor, which was full of lively product displays within a 6,300 sqm exhibition space and five conference rooms, housed more than 100 exhibitors, eight networking areas, bars and a series of break-out meeting rooms.Wednesday’s exclusive VIP dinners and networking party took place on the 28th and 29th floor of the stunning Millbank Tower, while the week drew to a fittingly extravagant close with the Hall of Fame awards evening and closing party at one of London’s most iconic venues, the Natural History Museum.Rasmus Sojmark, SBC Founder & CEO, said: “Betting on Sports has become an essential focal point for anyone involved in the betting business. We’ve worked tirelessly this year to build and improve in all areas, so it was extremely gratifying to see it all come together across two floors at the Olympia, as well as multiple top end venues across London.“This incredible growth – to 100+ exhibitors and 270 speakers across three days, has given us the confidence to take the event to New York in April 2019. A final thank you to each and every one of our sponsors – none of this would be possible without them.”Sue Schneider, who will act as a Chief Advisor to next year’s Betting on Sports America, was effusive in her praise of the event’s finale. She said: “Team SBC did a fantastic job with the entire event but the wrap up party was wonderful. Onward to the US!”The final word goes to the team from Onefootball. A spokesman for the global football media platform said: “Thanks again for this fantastic event! Hope you slowly but safely recover from climbing the Mount Everest of the betting world.” Sharelast_img read more

30Aug/20

Paysafe Group signals US betting intent with ‘Single Point API’ launch

first_img SBC’s Year In Review: September’s big betting news December 27, 2019 Skrill launches ‘Knect’ next-level rewards programme November 22, 2019 Share Share StumbleUpon Submit Related Articles Paysafe hires former Barclays UK platform lead Sujit Unni as new CTO February 14, 2020 Global payments and e-merchant services provider Paysafe Group has stated its corporate intent to lead transactional services within the liberalised US sports betting market in 2019 and beyond.Yesterday at the ICE London 2019 conference, Paysafe leadership announced the launch of its industry-specific ‘single point API’, which will deliver a unified payment platform/solution for all igaming/betting incumbents.Launching its new vertical, Paysafe states that it will deliver the most comprehensive and secure global payments solution for all industry incumbents, utilising the scale of its flagship Paysafe processing systems capacity, further supported by its digital wallets Skrill and NETELLER and online prepaid solution Paysafecard.Targeting future growth, within the saturated igaming/gambling space for payment processing incumbents, Paysafe leadership is clear that its ‘new horizons’ lie stateside post-PASPA.Having commissioned sports betting consumer research in 2018, Paysafe details that 23% of US betting consumers consider ‘the availability of payment methods as a key differentiator’, with a further ‘42% of bettors surveyed’ stating that they would use a different payment method for wagering transactional services.Karim Ahmad – Paysafe GroupAt a technical level, Karim Ahmad – Paysafe Chief Product Officer details the advantages that a single-point API would deliver to multiple stakeholders.Ahmad underlines streamlined checkout experiences, deeper reporting on financial transactions across user verticals, higher product customisation and atomisation of transactional processes.“Players want payment options which are seamless and secure, and which they don’t notice. Whether it’s traditional payments, digital alternatives or future innovations, it needs to be effortless. Paysafe has over 20 years’ experience in the payments industry and has spent a number of years partnering with leading businesses in the iGaming space, helping them to operate and scale at speed. Our solutions are established and widely recognised in this sector and cover the broadest range of payment methods, which is why Paysafe is now the unquestioned partner of choice for the iGaming industry”last_img read more

30Aug/20

2018 losses see France Galop back PMU revitalisation programme

first_img Vbet sponsors AS Monaco as Ligue 1 kicks off new season August 24, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Share Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 FDJ’s ParionsSport launches sponsorship programme for French amateur football August 24, 2020 Related Articles The executive committee of France Galop, the governing body of French horseracing, has reported group-wide losses of €21 million as part of its 2018 accounts.France Galop, who shares ownership of French racing operator PMU alongside counterpart Le Trot Francais, details that 2018 horseracing revenues were significantly down on forecasted targets.“The net result of the PMU for 2018 is set at €757 million against €792.7 million in 2017 and €802.6 million anticipated in the budget,” read the France Galop update.Closing its 2018 accounts, France Galop’s executive committee has backed the ‘revitalisation and cost savings’ programme put forward by new PMU Director General Cyril Linette.Leading a new PMU executive team, Cyril Linette targets reducing corporate expenditure by €28 million, reducing the betting group’s payroll and wholesale operating costs.Further directives see Linette refocus the PMU on revitalising its French retail networks, with the racing operator closing down its Gavea, Rio de Janeiro racetrack, booking-in an €11 million write-down for its Brazilian asset.Having undertaken a review of PMU assets and structures, Linette seeks to revitalise the French legacy bookmaker by revamping PMU rewards for regular racing punters, whilst redeveloping French racing’s ‘Quinté +’ pool betting system.Seeking to reverse declining metrics, France Galop details that PMU ambitions will be significantly boosted by reopening of a revamped Paris Longchamp racecourse, delivering PMU new ticketing, sponsorship and hospitality opportunities.Supporting French horseracing’s revitalisation, the PMU has launched a nationwide marketing campaign, informing the general public of racing events, whilst raising awareness of France Galop and Le Trot social initiatives. Submitlast_img read more