Jazz In The Gardens ready to go

first_imgCome this Saturday and Sunday the Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival will bring renewed energy to Miami Gardens.Featuring a star-studded lineup, the event is expected to live up to its billing as one of South Florida’s premier festivals.With artistes of the ilk of Jill Scott,  Herbie Hancock and LL Cool J featuring DJ Z Trip, booked to rock the house, the Hard Rock Stadium is set to come alight with excitement.The event, which is being held for the second straight year, will also feature performances from Common, The Roots, Esperanza Spalding, Betty Wright, Andra Day, Morris Day & The Time, Smokie Norful, Jazz All-Stars featuring Chante Moore, Will Downing and Marion Meadows.Radio personality Rickey Smiley, host of the popular nationally syndicated Rickey Smiley Morning Show, will take on emcee duties.Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert promised patrons an unforgettable experience and value for their money. He baosted that there was no better city than Miami Gardens to host such a prestigious event.“The Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival is coming back to Miami Gardens with a bang!  We’re excited to bring some of the hottest, most talented performers in music, such as Jill Scott and Common, and welcome hip-hop performers who are heavily influenced by jazz, like The Roots and LL COOL J feat. DJ Z-TRIP. In our twelfth year, we feel positioned to evolve and reach across generations and genres to take Jazz in the Gardens to the next level, ” Mayor Oliver said.Doors to the Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival will open at 3 p.m. and the show will start at 4 p.mlast_img read more

Dominican Republic and Haiti sign commercial aviation agreement

first_imgDominican Republic and Haiti sign aviation agreement Commercial flights are to resume between Haiti and neighboring Dominica Republic with new aviation agreement. Aviation agreement The Dominican Republic and Haiti have signed an agreement that will lead to commercial flights between both nations – after 19 years without ties in aviation.MOU signed Last week, a memorandun of understanding (MOU) on Air Services, was signed between Dominican Civil Aviation Board (JAC) president Luis Ernesto Camilo and Haiti Civil Aeronauticsdirector, Olivier Jean.The MOU establishes the legal framework for bilateral trade relations.In a statement, the JAC noted that it’s Dominican Republic’s 58th agreement reached with as many countries, “successfully developing the open air commercial air policy, which will serve as benefits for the region.”The civil aviation authorities of both nations and their respective technical teams signed the agreement after two work meetings leading to the international air services negotiation (ICAN), hosed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) , to be held later this year in Sri Lanka.Historic momentCamilo, who called the moment “historic,” said he’s satisfied with the MOU which “strengthens the bilateral relations of both States.”Jean stressed the cordiality and openness that prevailed throughout the negotiation process, adding that he looks forward to signing definitive agreement “as soon as possible.”.The talks to reach a similar agreement date as far back as 1992, but didn’t materialize until now.last_img read more

M-DCPS launches student vaccination program for sixth-graders

first_imgHealthy Schools LLC, in partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS), will offer no-cost, in-school tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough – also called pertussis – (Tdap) vaccinations to sixth-grade students. The booster is required by Florida law before a child enters 7th grade.The Tdap booster will be administered by nurses from Healthy Schools at clinics set up at middle schools and K-8 centers between May 21 and May 31, 2018. Parents should contact their child’s school for specific dates and times of the clinics. A consent form will be sent home with each student. Parents or guardians may either complete the paper form and return it to the school any day before the clinic day scheduled for their child’s school or sign up at  www.miamiitdap.com/6 between April 30 and May 11, 2018. Children will not be vaccinated without the completed consent form.The paper consent form will available in English and Spanish. Parents/guardians who would like an additional copy of the paper consent form or require additional languages, please email [email protected] more information about Healthy Schools LLC, questions or for assistance in completing the consent form, please call School Operations/ Comprehensive Health Services at 305 805-4600.last_img read more

Haiti’s PM resigns

first_imgHaiti’s Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant, resigned on Saturday, just after days of violent protests against fuel price rises.Lafontant, who faced a motion of no confidence following the protest that led to the death of at least seven people, told Haiti’s Chamber of Deputies that he had sent President Jovenel Moise his resignation letter.The deputies had called on the prime minister to answer questions after riots erupted from July 6-8 to protest the government’s attempt to raise fuel prices by up to 51 per cent as part of an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).  Earlier this year, the French speaking Caribbean nation signed an agreement with the IMF to carry out structural reforms to promote growth.IMF suggests more gradual approachThe IMF said that getting rid of the fuel subsidies would free up cash for other things like education, health and job creation.However, on Thursday, the Washington based lending agency suggested “a more gradual approach” to ending fuel subsidies which were expected to generate around US$300 million.Shortly after Lafontant resigned, President Jovenel Moise addressed the nation saying his administration is doing all it can to respond to the demands of the public.“I did a lot of consultations, I consulted people who were victims, political parties, civil society, grassroots organizations and many other groups in society. I engaged in dialogue with international partners. I have listened to the demands of all people and sectors.”Consultations to choose next PMAccording to Moise, he will continue consultations in order to choose another Prime Minister “ to lead the Government and gather all the forces in the Nation without wasting time, to form an inclusive Government whose mission will be to relieve the misery of the people, develop agriculture, energy and infrastructure in the country, take all measures and actions to maintain political and social stability, encourage investment to create wealth and conditions that will allow all Haitians live better in their country.”“You have given me a five-year term, as you can see, we have started the work, I will continue, stability, economic and social progress must become a reality in the country of Haiti,” he said.last_img read more

St Kitts PM to address immigration convention in US

first_imgPrime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris, is scheduled to make a powerful address on the successes, challenges and opportunities for the citizenship by investment industry when he delivers the keynote speech at the 2018 Uglobal Immigration Convention in the United States this week. Harris, accompanied by the CEO of the St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU), Les Khan, will add International leaders in the economic citizenship industry in Los Angeles, California Convention attendees will discuss and deliberate on Changes Impacting the Industry; Enhanced Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Due Diligence; Best Practices for CBI and RBI Programs; Emerging Trends in Residency by Investment Programs; and Understanding the CBI Marketplace.The 2018 Uglobal Immigration Convention will be attended by a wide range of investment immigration professionals including migration agencies, foreign intermediaries, project developers, service providers and international marketing agents.According to government officials, the convention, with an excellent platform for expanding the Federation’s citizenship by investment reach among the movers and shakers of the industry. It also provides St. Kitts and Nevis with unique access to new potential markets.St. Kitts and Nevis’ Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme is rated by several independent and objective observers and analysts as one of the best performing countries in the world on several indices, including in the economic citizenship industry, with its Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme, regarded internationally as the platinum brand.last_img read more

All star CPL team announced

first_imgThe Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) have announced the “CPL All Stars” team of the tournament for 2018. The team was selected by Tom Moody, Mark Butcher, Daren Ganga, Ian Bishop, Danny Morrison and Michael Slater. The team features three Windies players aged 25 and under in Rovman Powell (330 runs), Shimron Hetmyer (440 runs) and Oshane Thomas (18 wickets), all of whom have had an outstanding tournament in 2018. Experienced Caribbean cricketers Andre Russell (163 runs and 14 wickets), Kieron Pollard (330 runs and four wickets) and Darren Bravo (353 runs) are also in the side. The overseas players that have made it into the team are Colin Munro (567 runs) and Glenn Phillips (457 runs) of New Zealand, Imran Tahir (16 wickets) of South Africa, Fawad Ahmed (22 wickets) of Australia and Ali Khan (16 wickets) of the USA. Tom Moody, Hero CPL’s Director, International Cricket, said: “We have seen some outstanding performances in this year’s Hero CPL, but what has stood out is the emergence of young local talent. The performances of both Hetmyer and Thomas have been a highlight of the tournament, they are both set for a bright future with the Windies.” The full team of the tournament is as follows:  Colin Munro Glenn Phillips Shimron Hetmyer Rovman Powell Darren Bravo Kieron Pollard Andre Russell Ali Khan Imran Tahir Oshane Thomas Fawad Ahmedlast_img read more

Racing Post lands treble at HWPA 2016 Awards

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Spotlight delivers Racing Post translated services for Pari-Engineering Russia August 26, 2020 Related Articles Share Submit The Racing Post has landed a treble at the 50th annual Horserace Writers & Photographers’ Association Derby Awards in London, with Tom Kerr, Edward Whitaker and Patrick McCann all scooping awards.Kerr edged out Chris Cook and Greg Wood of The Guardian and freelance Kevin Blake to clinch the Writer of the Year prize, won last year by his Racing Post colleague Alastair Down.The Post’s Edward Whitaker and Patrick McCann added to the haul, landing the Photographer of the Year and Picture of the Year award respectively.For Whitaker, it was a seventh title after he previously enjoyed success in 2014, 2012, 2006, 2003 2002 and 1999.McCann’s award-winning shot captured runners in a hurdle race at Bellewstown, jumping an obstacle with a rainbow arching through the sky above.The Irish-based photographer landed the same award lasft year for his incredible shot of Quantitativeeasing being forced out of the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase at Cheltenham Festival in March, in which McCann sustained a serious leg fracture only seconds later when the horse collided with him.Other winners on the night included newly crowned Reporter of the Year Marcus Townend of the Daily Mail and Channel 4’s Nick Luck, who clinched the HWPA’s Broadcaster of the Year award for a seventh time.Bruce Millington, editor of the Racing Post, said: “We’re extremely pleased for all three of our deserved winners. It takes a huge amount of time, dedication and talent to land a HWPA award and it’s a real pleasure to work with such great professionals.” Spotlight Sports takes over MansionBet blog  June 18, 2020 Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season  August 21, 2020last_img read more

Paddy Power reprimanded by the ASA over controversial Mayweather marketing

first_img Share Submit Share StumbleUpon Paddy Power raises awareness of Missing People with Motherwell ‘silhouette’ stand August 7, 2020 Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020 Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Related Articles The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), upheld complaints made regarding Paddy Power’s controversial ‘always bet on black’ advertising campaign in the build up to the recent Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor bout. The Paddy Power promotional campaign followed up the bookmaker’s decision to pay out on Mayweather three days before the fight took place. The campaign was endorsed by the American fighter, who even went as far as to don a pair of embroidered Paddy Power pants at the weigh in. Responding to the complaints, Paddy Power claimed that Floyd found the slogan  ‘funny, rather than offensive or derogatory.’Although Paddy Power acknowledged that the headline did refer to the race of the fighter, they denied it was used in a ‘derogatory, distasteful or offensive manner’ adding that ‘the overall tone of the ad was light-hearted and humorous.’The Irish bookmaker also stated that the promotional tagline was a recognisable film quote from Wesley Snipes in the 1992 hit, Passenger 57, as well as a reference to roulette, which was relevant given the fight was taking place in Las Vegas. Despite coming to the conclusion that the ad didn’t contain anything that was likely to cause serious or widespread offence, that advertising watchdog deemed that it did breach CAP Code rule 4.1 (Harm and Offence) and told Paddy Power to ensure they avoided causing serious offence on the grounds of race.last_img read more

Sicilian racecourse closes after mafia race fixing discovery

first_img Submit Share Related Articles Share StumbleUpon SIS strengthens US portfolio with PARX partnership June 27, 2019 SIS extends partnership with Singapore Pools March 25, 2019 888 recruits SIS for greyhound boost October 5, 2018 All horse races have been suspended at the Hipódromo Argentino de Palermo race track in Sicily, after police investigating mafia activity discovered evidence of illegal gambling and organised crime bosses rigging races.Italian police made 25 arrests linked to the mafia clans of Resuttana-San Lorenzo last month, with the extent of mafia involvement in Sicilian racing emerging shortly after. Since then, the 15,000-capacity course has remained closed until further notice.Antonella De Miro, head of the Palermo prefecture, described the situation to the Guardian, saying: “We are in the presence of a system of conditioning and mafia infiltration.”The mafia have previously been involved with illegal street horse racing, where horses are often drugged and abused and forced to run with illegal bets placed on who will win.Ciro Troiano, head of the National Animal Guardians Service at LAV, one of Italy’s major animal rights organisations, also spoke to the Guardian, claiming the recent allegations were far from surprising.“The Sicilian, Neapolitan and Calabrian mafias have had their hands on the management of illegal bets for decades. And this, unfortunately, does not only happen in the races within the official racetracks, but also in those that the mobsters organise daily on the asphalt.’’The service’s most recent report has recorded 1275 horses running in illegal races since 1998 that have been confiscated by police and 3402 reported to the judicial authorities.last_img read more

Equality Agenda… Kindred joins All-in Diversity ranks

first_img Kindred marks fastest route to ‘normal trading’ as it delivers H1 growth July 24, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Share Submit GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020 Stockholm-listed Kindred Group Plc becomes the latest betting enterprise to join the sector’s growing All-in Diversity Project, as part of the firm’s ongoing initiatives to develop inclusive and sustainable corporate frameworks.The All-in Diversity Project is an industry-driven, not-for-profit initiative which aims to deliver a new benchmark combined with better practices and standards for diversity within the global betting and gaming sectors.Kindred has signed up as a Founding Member of the All-in Diversity Project as part of the firm’s commitment to helping drive the diversity and equality agenda within the gambling industry.All-in Diversity initiatives aim to help facilitate the conversation on diversity and equality for industry stakeholders, with the aim of improving workplace environments, corporate HR resources and employee talents pools.Henrik Tjärnström, Chief Executive Officer of Kindred Group, commented on joining The All-in Diversity Project“We are very excited and proud to be part of the All-in Diversity project, whose vision and mission fully reflect our own agenda and priorities in this important area. Diversity and gender equality have always been a natural part of Kindred’s culture and we know that it differentiates the top performers from the average ones regardless of the industry.We look forward to taking part in raising the awareness on this topic across the gambling industry and beyond”, says Henrik Tjärnström, Chief Executive Officer of Kindred Group.Kelly KehnAll-in Diversity Co-Founder Kelly Kehn welcomes and backs Kindred as a project partner towards improving industry diversity and inclusivity dynamics.“We are proud to welcome Kindred Group to the Founding Membership of All-in Diversity Project,”“Kindred brings both a breadth of industry knowledge and expertise to the table with their brands, products and policy as well as a real passion for people. There is no limit to what we can achieve with this calibre of operator on board.” Betsson outrides pandemic challenges as regulatory dramas loom July 21, 2020 Sharelast_img read more