Month: August 2020

Patriots defeat Amazon Warriors thanks to Brathwaite blitz

first_imgSt. Kitts and Nevis Patriots won the toss and chose to bowl, and initially came under pressure from Martin Guptill, who registered three fours and a six in his 14-ball stay, which was worth 23. Then, Brathwaite and Jonathan Carter added 49 to put the result almost beyond doubt. Brathwaite was the aggressor, striking three sixes and two fours from his 19 balls before being dismissed for 3. Carter was steady, and was not out at the end of the chase. H and Mohammed Nabi secured victory with four wickets and an over in hand. Several of the Patriots’ bowlers emerged with excellent figures – Hasan Ali (2-19), Carlos Brathwaite (1-20) and Mohammad Nabi (0-17) all went at less than a run a ball. In the chase, Guyana Amazon Warriors struck quickly, with Evin Lewis falling LBW to Steven Jacobs with just two runs on the board. Chris Gayle initially looked in good form, striking a six and a four, but fell cheaply, for 15. The two teams meet again today at the same venue. The result was especially harsh on Rayad Emrit, who finished with excellent figures of 2-14 from four overs, including the key wickets of Hafeez and Gayle. The match was the first of two played at the Central Regional Broward Park in Lauderhill, Florida on Saturday. Jonathan Carter (R) and Mohammed Nabi of the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots celebrate victory over the Guyana Amazon Warriors during Match 2 of the 2017 Hero Caribbean Premier League between Guyana Amazon Warriors v St Kitts and Nevis Patriots at Central Broward Regional Park Stadium on August 5, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Ashley Allen – CPL T20 via Getty Images) A blitz from Carlos Brathwaite was key in seeing St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots home in their first game of the 2017 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) against Guyana Amazon Warriors by four wickets. Earlier, a constricting bowling performance had kept the Patriots’ target to just 123-7. St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots continued to lose wickets – Mohammed Hafeez for 19 to Rayad Emrit, Devon Thomas run out by Rashid Khan, and Brandon King for 11 to Jacobs. They were 57-5 with more than half the overs gone. St. Kitts and Nevis wins toss Azam’s dismissal, caught by Jonathan Carter off Carlos Brathwaite, led to a procession, with no batsman after him making it into double figures. This fact made Chadwick Walton’s steady hand – 60 off 51 balls, three fours, two sixes – all the more valuable in ensuring that his side would at least have something to bowl at. But when he fell, bowled by a Samuel Badree googly, Guyana Amazon Warriors struggled to maintain the scoring rate, picking up just 45 runs from the next nine overs. Babar Azam in particular found it tough going, managing just 21 off his 30 balls, only striking a single boundary. Upcoming Fixtures: Sunday 6 August, St Kitts & Nevis Patriots v Guyana Amazon Warriors (11am), LauderhillSunday 6 August, Jamaica Tallawahs v Barbados Tridents  (3pm), Lauderhilllast_img read more

Kim Collins calls it a wrap

first_imgSt. Kitts and Nevis track and field stalwart, Kim Collins, has announced his retirement from the sport. Collins, 41, ended his run by pulling out of the 60-metre semi-finals at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham, England. The former World 100-metre champion, had, in the morning, finished third in his heat, clocking 6.77 seconds behind eventual World Indoor Champion, the United States’ Christian Coleman, 6.71, and Sweden’s Odain Rose, 6.75. Though the time allowed him into the semis as an automatic qualifier, Collins was a no-show in heat two, where he would have challenged Coleman, 6.45, again. Collins ended his career having notched a gold and four bronze medals at the World Championships, two World Indoor silver medals but may have rued missing an Olympic accolade to go with his long list of achievements.last_img read more

Countdown begins to Palm Beach Jerk and Caribbean Culture Festival

first_imgThe countdown has begun to the 15th annual 1-800-411-PAIN Palm Beach Jerk and Caribbean Culture Festival.This year’s diverse and authentic Caribbean jerk festival is set for Monday, May 28th, 2018 at the South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33411, from 2-10 p.m. and will include talented culinary personalities, who will take center stage to compete for the Caribbean’s top culinary honors. There will also be an opportunity for patrons to take part in live cooking demos conducted by internationally renowned Chef Noel Cunningham, alongside specially invited guests. Attendees will also have an opportunity to indulge in succulent dishes and tasty libations, music, and more. The festival honors the cultural richness, heritage and flavor that the Caribbean Jerk Seasoning lends to food and traditions. The dizzying variety of Caribbean Jerk can be found in the many food offerings that include succulent Jerk Lobster, Juicy Jerk Chicken, the Spicy Jerk Shrimp, the Sensational Smoked Jerk Pork and the popular Jerk Ice Cream. For the young and young at heart, the day party within the Jerk Fest, dubbed the Jerk Explosion Party Pavilion, is sure to entertain, featuring popular DJs and a dance contest on Memorial Weekend.  To complete the taste of the islands, Fulla -Vybez Inc has created a fantastic lineup for the mainstage performance and that will announced shortly. Tickets can be purchased at palmbeachjerkfestival.com or popular local Caribbean community locations or by calling 866-232-0001. Children 12 and under will be admitted free.last_img read more

Mixed verdict in case against NY politician Jumaane D. Williams

first_imgCaribbean American New York City Council Member Jumaane D. Williams was sentenced to time served after a jury on Monday reached a mixed verdict on charges relating to his arrest for protesting the planned deportation of Trinidadian-born immigrant rights activist and community leader, Ravi Ragbir.Guilty on one count The jury found Williams, 42, the son of Grenadian immigrants, guilty of one count of obstructing an Emergency Medical Services, but not guilty on counts of disorderly conduct and obstructing governmental administration.Williams, who represents the predominantly Caribbean 45th Council District in Brooklyn and Lieutenant Governor candidate for the State of New York, was immediately sentenced to time served.Judge Steven M. Statsinger said the sentence was for the few hours that Williams had spent in police custody after his arrest.The misdemeanor conviction will not impact on Williams’s ability to run for public office or to vote.Moral compass went awry“I believe and still believe your heart was in the right place, and your moral compass, which is otherwise as far as I could tell completely accurate, went a little awry,” said Judge Statsinger after imposing the lenient sentence on Monday.Williams had objected to a lenient plea offer from the Manhattan district attorney. Instead, he said he wanted to go on trial to further highlight the Trump administration’s draconian immigration policy.Williams, later told reporters that the “rulings validate what I have known to be true- that the actions for which I was arrested were necessary and impactful.Williams and his attorneys, Ron Kuby and Rhiya Trivedi, had presented a case arguing that his actions to stop the deportation of Ragbir were reasonable, and that the actions by the New York Police Department (NYPD) and ICE, which Williams was impeding, were not themselves unlawful given New York City’s status as a sanctuary city and “the rough conduct which federal and local officials exhibited at the time of the arrest.” On January 11, Williams was arrested, along with 17 others, including New York City Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, as he protested the detention and imminent deportation of Ragbir.Eighteen days after Ragbir was detained, a US federal judge ruled ICE’s actions to be unconstitutional.Ragbir’s deportation has since been stayed, and he remains in the United States.last_img read more

T&T former radio talk show host Ricardo Welch killed

first_imgThe police in Trinidad and Tobago are searching for three gunmen who shot and killed a former radio talk show host as he left his home in Santa Cruz, on Friday morning.Police said that Ricardo Welch, known as the “Gladiator” was shot as he pulled out of his driveway in the company of a 20-year-old relative, who was not injured during the attacks.The police said that the men escaped in a waiting vehicle.Last year, Welch 54, was awarded TT$700,000   plus interest in damages, after a High Court judge ruled that three of his colleagues had defamed his name when they accused him on their radio shows of being a homosexual, along with other derogatory comments.The three had also accused him of stealing public funds by extorting money from the People’s National Movement (PNM). One of the three appealed the judgement.So far, more than 400 people have been murdered in the twin island republic so far this year.last_img read more

PNP General Secretary to Head Election Observer Mission to Montserrat

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica — The General Secretary of the People’s National Party (PNP), Julian Robinson, is headed to the Caribbean island of Montserrat as leader of an election observation mission.According to the PNP, Robinson will participate as a member of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association British Islands and Mediterranean Region (BIMR) on the invitation of the Governor of Montserrat, Andrew Pearce, OBE, to observe the 2019 poll, scheduled for Monday, November 18.On the days leading up to the poll, the CPA BIMR Mission will meet with key stakeholders, including officials, candidates, and members of the public as part of their fact-finding operation.PNP pointed out that the mission is an independent team of seven international observers, comprising parliamentarians, officials and analysts.Noting that this is the second election in which Montserrat has invited international observers, PNP said the mission will observe the Montserrat elections against the backdrop of international standards and domestic laws. The initial findings and recommendations will be published after the election.In 2014, a similar observer mission participated in those elections.International election observation has the potential to enhance the integrity of election processes, by deterring and exposing irregularities and fraud and by providing recommendations for improving the local electoral processes.These missions promote public confidence, as warranted, promote electoral participation and mitigate the potential for election-related conflict. They also serve to enhance international understanding through the sharing of experiences and information about democratic development.last_img read more

WBA Orders Anthony Joshua To Fight Luis Ortiz Following Klitschko’s Retirement

first_imgRelatedWladimir Klitschko Retires From Boxing, Ends Anthony Joshua Re-matchAugust 3, 2017In “Sports”The Gentleman’s Heavyweight (Tribute To Wladimir Klitschko)August 4, 2017In “Sports”Joshua v Klitschko Rematch In VegasJuly 26, 2017In “Sports” Luis Ortiz’s manager told reporters: “We are next. We have no problem fighting on that date of November 11th in Las Vegas. Our mandatory takes precedent over Pulev’s and they know that.”Nicknamed “The Real King Kong”, Cuba’s Luis Ortiz has 23 knockouts from 27 wins so far in his career. The WBA have ordered British boxer, Anthony Joshua, to defend his title against Cuba’s Luis Ortiz, following the shock retirement of Wladimir Klitschko.Joshua was in the middle of a November 11 re-match in Las Vegas talks with Klitschko, before the Ukrainian retired from boxing on Thursday. The Brit and Luis Ortiz have now been given thirty days from August 3rd to agree on the terms of their fight.27-year-old Joshua, who knocked out Wladimir Klitschko in the 11th round at Wembley last April, will also have to face IBF mandatory challenger, Kubrat Pulev, before December 2nd, 2017 or his belt will be stripped.last_img read more

6 of the Best – OPTIMA’s Jacob Lopez

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Submit This week’s 6 of the Best takes us to Spain, a country with “paradise-like beaches” and whose national team provided a dream win for today’s subject – OPTIMA CEO Jacob Lopez.Jacob Lopez, OPTIMAKeep reading to find out about the film based on a true story that such a small number of people understood, and why Spanish success in Russia this summer would evoke different feelings for Lopez when compared with La Roja’s first ever World Cup success in 2010.Best HolidayThe best holiday was in Spain, in the paradise-like beaches of Cádiz and Almería by the Andalusian coast – the first time when I discovered them in a full week of visiting all the Spanish south coast long from west to east.So close and so unknown to so many people, with so many places that make you think you are unbelievably close to paradise. Having travelled around the most beautiful beaches in Europe, Africa and America, when you put together the people, the gastronomy, the landscape, the quality of the beaches, the heritage, the highest mountain in the Spanish peninsula (in Granada), you realise that if you live in Andalusia, you don’t have to go very far to enjoy the best time. No doubt I was with the best company, my family, when I was in that tour, and that made it also unforgettable.Best Album101 – Depeche Mode. I discovered Depeche mode with this Album and that’s why it is so special for me. I’m since an unconditional fan of the English band. I got captivated when I watched the 101 film and concert edited in VHS format, about the tour with the same name.The quality of the performance and the power of their music made just with synths, the emotion that Dave transmit to the audience, all paired with technology, which I’ve been so close to since I was a young boy, definitely caught me then and still today does.Songs like Never Let Me Down Again, Everything Counts, Black Celebration, Stripped, Just can’t get enough, Sacred – I can name every one of the songs of this live performance – and both the music and the depth and meaning of the lyrics are great, each of them.As a note, I cover myself quite successfully some songs of this album, my friends say, when I’m in front of my synths and home studio. Back to DM, every time I can attend a concert of the band, I do – four times last year when they were touring Europe, and I’ll do this year again, I’ve seen them already once and have my tickets ready for the next one.Best Film‘The Big Short’. A true story. It tells so much about something that such a small number of people knew about – how the disaster of the 2007/8 financial crisis came about.Takes a very difficult to understand situation close to those who never understood (and still many don’t understand) why the sky was falling onto them, without knowing the why’s and the how’s, only the what’s, the consequences many experienced when they lost everything they had, and that they thought was absolutely normal, without suspecting the big lie behind all that apparent wealth. A good lesson to learn about not wishing more than one really needs.Best Sporting ExperienceSpain winning the football World Cup in 2010 – I feel so proud every time I remember that night. It was such a hard match, with passages of real close to violence action in the pitch, and the euphoria of the goal close the end.We were all feeling that we had the best team, but we were not able to get through quarter finals, yes that night it happened, the magic, we were all, absolutely everyone, who didn’t have the possibility to get to South Africa to see the dream coming true, glued to the TV until the referee indicated the end of the match, and the start of the dream.We celebrated, of course we all did, and it will be a night that all Spanish football fans will never forget as it was the first time Spain was a World Champion. Surely it won’t be the last time Spain will win the World Cup, but for me, it won’t feel the same, I’m 100% sure of that.Best BookMany here as well, but I’ll highlight two. ‘The Art of War’ by Sun Tzu, as I think is a book every businessman should read and carefully understand. It tells so much about change, competition, strategy, and conflict, that is hard to believe that anyone that has read it wouldn’t immediately, from the first page, recognize the value of the book and even though it was written a very long time ago, there are paragraphs and chapters that today, in the information and artificial intelligence era, are fully valuable, valid and applicable for today’s business, of all sizes and types.The other was ‘The Art of Loving’ by Erich Fromm, introduced to me during my days of student by a teacher, Rafael, who taught me philosophy and history. The book captured my attention immediately, discovering many aspects of one of the topics many of us probably don’t master enough, love. Definitely it helped me shaping my principles from the perspective of what loving means in reality. I still recommend and buy this book to give to persons I really appreciate as a present.Some of them, who read it normally come with a certainly personal analysis, each of them with its own peculiarities. I’ve not seen many common agreements around the entirety of the book. Not an easy to understand book though, but one that I consider one of the best books I’ve ever read.Best BetOf course, those that my team build for our partners, and for which results are evident through the success of those partners who trust us to develop the applications they build their business on.And Sky Scanner, when you have to travel so many times and into so many different places with many times, so short notice, being able to quickly find the flight that is better regarding duration, stops, departure time, arrival time, price…usually is of great help.Could I live without it, probably yes, who does not, but certainly I will be a bit less happy that I´m today, especially when a flight gets cancelled in front of your eyes. Sharelast_img read more

Marketing savvy LeoVegas delivers above corporate exceptions

first_img Related Articles Share StumbleUpon LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Share Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Stockholm listed LeoVegas AB has presented its Q2 2018 preliminary results early (period ending 30 June), detailing that the company has benefitted from marketing efficiencies recorded during the trading period.Updating investors, LeoVegas governance anticipates delivering a trading period EBITDA of circa €15 million, an earnings figure above the firm’s current expectations.The improved EBITDA guidance is a result of LeoVegas operations sustaining ‘marketing costs in relation to revenue at approximately 35%’ – significantly lower than the firm’s anticipated target marketing-to-revenue cost rate of 42%.The Marketing efficiencies have further bolstered LeoVegas group revenue performance which is anticipated at approximately €87 million.Detailing corporate performance Gustaf Hagman, CEO of LeoVegas Group stated“Our data-driven marketing model works so that we only invest if we see good enough returns in our marketing channels. During the World Cup there are many gaming companies that are advertising, which means that the effectiveness of marketing and the value of customers can be more uncertain. Our models have indicated that we should not advertise in some channels due to the low return, which in turn led to a significantly higher EBITDA than expected.”Last April, Hagman and LeoVegas governance launched the firm’s ‘2020 corporate vision’, seeking to become a Stockholm-listed enterprise generating €100 million in EBITDA through its organic and acquired channels“We continue to act in line with achieving our financial targets, which is to reach EUR at least 600m in revenue and EUR 100m in EBITDA results in 2020, ” Hagman added Submitlast_img read more

Amazon ups European Football profile launching ‘Napoli Brandstore’

first_img StumbleUpon Premier League eyes 17 June resumption May 29, 2020 Share InsiderSport: On The Ball – China to host 2021 FIFA Club World Cup October 25, 2019 Related Articles Sky and BT prepare for Champions League media rights battle November 11, 2019 Share Submit SSC Napoli has become the first football club to launch an integrated ‘brandstore’ on the Amazon digital retail platform.The move sees the Serie A side launch an official Amazon store portal, selling its club merchandise directly to Italy, France, Spain and the UK, with further markets expected to soon gain access to the ‘SSC Napoli Brandstore’.Updating the market, Napoli governance stated that its partnership with Amazon formed part of the club’s ‘international development directive’ partnering with the world’s largest digital retail operator.Napoli’s deep integration with Amazon has caught the eye of business analysts who anticipate further sports club brand partnerships’ for the US Tech giant.Furthermore, investment bank Morgan Stanley details that Amazon will likely become the US’ leading sports retailer this 2018, surpassing the sales of its land-based competitors.Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis declared the partnership as ground-breaking for Serie A clubs, stating that Napoli had secured the most efficient global distribution channel for its merchandise and retail services.Amazon, currently considered the world’s second most valuable company (market value: $777 billion) deepens its ties within European football.Last June, Amazon agreed on a three-year deal to stream 20 Premier League games a season through its Amazon Prime OTT Platform.last_img read more