first_imgProlific scorerKnown more for his prolific scoring at the top of the order, Brathwaite struck 134 and 95 in the second Test at Headingley to help West Indies square the three-match series with a five-wicket victory. Within level of toleranceThe assessment of Brathwaite’s action at the Loughborough testing center in England last month confirmed that the elbow extension for all of his deliveries were within the approved 15-degree level of tolerance. Brathwaite was reported to the ICC following the day/night first Test at Edgbaston a month ago when West Indies slumped to an innings and 209-run defeat inside three days. Part-time West Indies off-spinner, Kraigg Brathwaite, has been cleared to bowl in international cricket after having his action approved by the International Cricket Council.center_img In a release on Wednesday, the world governing body said the 24-year-old Barbadian’s action had been “found to be legal, and the player can continue bowling in international cricket.” The tourists lost the final Test at Lord’s by nine wickets.last_img read more

first_imgWhy Should I Attend FITCE?Sell your products and services to over 60 countries at the World Expo Marketplace!Meet & Greet international delegations, consulates, trade commissioners and bi-national chambers at Doing Business with the World, World Expo Marketplace and Speed Matchmaking with Country RepresentativesLearn about international trade resources and assistance during the “11 Steps to Exporting”, “How to Import into the United States,” Doing Business with the World panels and more!Immerse yourself with worldwide culture – visit the local & international visual art exhibit & enjoy multicultural performancesFlorida International Trade and Cultural Expo (FITCE)Date: October 9 & 10, 2019Location: Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County Convention CenterAddress: 1950 Eisenhower Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33316Website: www.FITCExpo.comREGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN FOR GENERAL ADMISSION AND EXHIBITOR TABLES!GENERAL ADMISSION:Includes admission to FITCE 2019 daytime program for two days (October 9th &10th) from 8:00AM – 5PM including morning opening ceremoniesFREE of CostRegistration Deadline: October 7, 2019REGISTER HERE FOR GENERAL ADMISSIONEXHIBITOR REGISTRATION:Exhibitor Benefits:6′ Exhibit table with tablecloth and two chairs*Listing on the exhibitor map distributed during the conference*Electricity not included, but available for a rental cost via convention center.  Food/Beverage samples must receive authorization from convention center prior to being distributed. FITCE2018EventPhotos FLORIDA – Broward County invites you to join us October 9 & 10, 2019 for the 2019 Florida International Trade and Cultural Expo (FITCE).This year, we are very excited to celebrate our 5th anniversary as well as to announce that over 60 countries have confirmed their participation! To see a full list of countries, please visit the Participating Countries tab on our webpage at FITCE 2019 CONFIRMED DIGNITARIES TO DATE:His Excellency Jamil Mahuad, Former President of EcuadorHis Excellency Luis Alberto Lacalle, Former President of UruguayHis Excellency Basdeo Panday, Former Prime Minister of Trinidad & TobagoHis Excellency A. Mannan, Planning Minister, Government of BangladeshThe Honorable Luis Pérez Gutiérrez, Governor of Antioquia, ColombiaThe Honorable Mara Carfagna, Vice President of the Chamber of Deputies & Former Minister of Equal Opportunity, ItalyThe Honorable Pier Fernando Casini, Former President of the Chamber of Deputies, ItalyHis Excellency Piotr Wilczek, Ambassador of Poland to the United StatesHis Excellency Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah, Ambassador of Ghana to the United StatesThe Honorable, Ted Deutch, U.S. Congressman (22ndDistrict)The Honorable Jamal Sewell, Secretary of Commerce, Florida, USAThe Honorable Zenaldo Coutinho, Mayor of Belém, BrazilThe Honorable Bernard Wagner, Mayor of Belize City, BelizeThe Honorable Earl Trapp, Mayor of San Ignacio, BelizeKary Hintz-Tate, Director for Economic Policy & Summit Coordination, Department of State, Washington D.C.Daniel Garza, Former Deputy Director of External and Intergovernmental Affairs in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Interior & Former Associate Director of the Office of Public Liaison in the White House, LIBRE InitiativeFather Albert R. Coutié, International Radio & TV CelebrityAnd other mayors, consuls general, deputy consuls, trade commissioners and bi-national chambers from over 60About FITCE 2019The Florida International Trade and Cultural Expo (FITCE) is the largest government hosted international trade and cultural conference in the State of Florida. This year, FITCE 2019  will once again welcome local and international companies to the Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Ce​nter in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This will be a unique opportunity to engage high level government leaders, international trade experts and business delegations from around the world in dialogues relating to international trade, foreign direct investment and culture. FITCE 2019 expects to attract over 1,500 attendees! General Admission is FREE!FITCE 2019 Activities:Panel Discussions and Seminars – “11 Steps to Exporting – A Roadmap to your Exporting Success!” and “How to Import into the United States”Doing Business with the World – export and investment opportunities presented by foreign government officials, ambassadors, consuls general, trade commissioners and/or leaders of bi-national chambers of commerceSpeed Matchmaking with Country Representatives – meet one-on-one with governmental officials, ambassadors, consuls general, trade commissioners and/or leaders of bi-national chambers of commerceThe World Expo Marketplace – Visit and network with local and international with over 300 exhibitors (buyers & sellers list provided on-site)American & International Buyers Panel / Meet & Greet – Learn about the purchasing process of large institutions and meet the buyers afterwardsNetworking Cocktail Receptions / Cultural Experiences, and much more!last_img read more

first_imgEnglish: Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) is actively preparing and planning for the 2020-2021 school year, including the consideration of various possible models for reopening schools. The survey can be accessed in English, Spanish or Haitian-Creole on the M-DCPS Parent page at or by clicking on the links below: The District is currently seeking feedback from M-DCPS parents and guardians through an online survey. Spanish: Parent surveys should be completed by Friday, May 22, 2020 and are being shared via M-DCPS automated messaging and through social media promotion. Haitian-Creole: read more

first_imgVideo Credit: – ITV News‏Related 100 meters world champion, Justin Gatlin has publicly apologised for his doping bans, after he was severely booed at the just concluded World Athletics Championships in London.Gatlin, 35, who defeated 8th time Olympic gold medalist and now retired Usain Bolt to claim the 100 meters in London, has served two doping bans, first in 2001 for taking a banned supplement for Attention Deficit Disorder and in 2006 for testing positive to steroid testosterone.Speaking exclusively to ITV News, Gatlin said: “If they wanted an official apology, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I apologise for any wrongdoings or any black eyes I brought onto the sport, I love the sport that’s why I’ve come back to run and try to run to the best of my ability and for that I’ve worked hard to right my wrongs.”Sprinter Justin Gatlin has a message for those who booed him after he won Gold at the World Championships this month— ITV News (@itvnews) August 22, 2017He also claimed to have written an apology to the IAAF, saying: “Before the trial, before I was sentenced, I wrote an apology.”“The letter I wrote, which came out in 2015, it was suppressed for almost six years and I’m not sure who or why they suppressed it but I did apologise.”“I started a programme where I went and talked to kids and told them about the pitfalls of falling behind the wrong people, staying on the path, doing the right things.”Gatlin’s next race is at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Zurich this week.last_img read more

first_imgWhen being asked at interviews or private conversations, “Where do you hope to be in 5 years?”, it is mostly taken as an irrelevant routine question that might not deserve a lot of attention. I discovered this is a standard Human Resource question all over the world that is aimed majorly at determining how well the person being interviewed is driven to push his goals and ambitions.5 years ago, FC Barcelona were at the pinnacle of world football in almost every ramifications – winning trophies, best manager, best players, money in the bank and very importantly, values. Then, If anybody was asked to predict where the club would be in 5 years, the answer would most probably have been very different from the present reality.In 2012, Leo Messi was scoring goals week in week out and was by far the best player in the world. Barcelona weren’t successful in terms of the major trophies that year, but they dominated games. The acquisition of Cesc Fabregas the previous summer had made Pep switch to a 3-4-3 for the most part of the season.It took massive defensive blocks to stop Barcelona from winning the La Liga and even though the team created 20+ chances in every champions league game that year, the sheer effort and determination of Chelsea stopped Barcelona from playing a 3rd Champions League final in 4 years.In all of this, the future was bright for the club and its best player, Lionel Messi.Not only was Messi playing at his best, the likes of Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta were pulling the strings against whoever they came up against both for club and country. Dani Alves was a constant threat marauding the entirety of the right flank and even though Alexis Sanchez was not the player he is today, he added his bit to the team.Most importantly though, the famous farmhouse (La Masia) was doing great work in drilling and teaching the younger players the philosophies and beliefs of Johan Cruijjf that is based on brains over muscle and in possession over running adversaries over.In came Sandro Rosell and Josep Maria Bartomeu, ousting the very successful Joan Laporta. Pep Guardiola, a former captain and an icon of the La Masia left the club, giving room for the men at the top to bring in their own view of football.It is imperative to understand the Catalan society and how it affects the club which is obviously a symbol of the city.The richest and most influential people in Catalunya are not the modern CEOs of multinationals who criss-cross the world and learn new ideas and orientations, they are conservative and very limited in the way they approach life and they are popularly called socis. They not only believe that they control the city, they also believe they should always be in control of the football club.Mediocre people like Josep Lluis Nunez have become very rich being president of the club just by bowing to the richest Catalan families who are always desperate to be in charge of the affairs of the club, the media groups that sell the most papers about Barcelona: Grup Godo, owners of Mundo Deportivo and RAC1 Radio; Grup Zeta, a company that has been in financial crisis and is only surviving because they sell FC Barcelona merchandise through SPORT, the company’s newspaper.Bowing to the Penyas, a group of conservative fan clubs in Catalunya and scattered all over Spain where old socis guarantee 13000-15000 votes for a presidential candidate in exchange for freebies like tickets for big matches, free buses to and fro the Camp Nou and flight tickets for selected away matches when they deem fit.For most of the 20th century, socis ran the club based on propaganda and hired coaches who focused a lot on strength and running. In the early 70s, After years in the wilderness, a couple of Dutchmen came to bring happiness to the club, and a league title.Johan Cruijjf the star player and Dutch football legend, Rinus Michels the manager. Rinus Michels is famously known to be the coach who reworked the most successful brand of TOTAL FOOTBALL and the use of Offside traps to much success. Both men made FC Barcelona a force to reckon with in Spain.Unfortunately, as is their culture, success brought about by foreign influence instead of theirs was never going to go down well with the Catalan Conservatives on their own grounds. The star power of Johan Cruijjf was overwhelming, he was a superb player with very good looks. He spoke on the pitch with his quality and he was one of the most intelligent and outspoken people in Catalunya at that time.They loathed and resented the Dutchman even with the success he brought to the club. They tried to find faults in his moves, decisions, and lifestyle. They used their media houses to pressurize the man and consequently, he left in 1978, a year after Rinus Michels was pushed out of the club.Mediocrity resumed and for over a decade Barcelona went dark again, save for the 83/84 season when a strength based team won the league but obviously couldn’t sustain the winning momentum for more than one season. After unprecedented pressure from the fans, the Socis had to react, by resorting to the Johan Cruijjf they had muscled out of the club, to manage the team. What followed in the next 8 years was eventually to be regarded as the most pivotal period in the club’s history.Barcelona won the La Liga 4 times in a row – a feat still to be achieved by any other manager at the club. The dream team even won the club’s first ever Champions League title. Cruijjf brought an identity to the club that was based on brains – over strength and running -intelligence, possession, positioning, and pressing.More importantly, he made sure that this was being instilled in the academy at every level leading to the La Masia producing amazing talents. Cruijjf believed that playing a pleasing brand of football was the best way to enjoy the sport as it was meant to be. He also believed that choosing to play in a particular style was the surest way to win the most titles not going for easy solutions like keeping a big center forward on the bench for dying minutes when in a losing position.Through all these transformations and the titles that came with it, Johan Cruijjf and his people were never unanimously loved in Catalunya.RelatedCristiano Ronaldo Names Rashford, Asensio As Potential Heir To World Best ThroneAugust 27, 2017In “Europe”Samuel Eto’o: Four-Time African Player of The Year Retires From FootballSeptember 7, 2019In “Africa”Barcelona Find Unanswered Questions in Kevin-Prince BoatengJanuary 23, 2019In “Articles”last_img read more

first_imgDefending champions Real Madrid secured their first away win over Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) after an impressive 3-1 victory at the Signa Iduna Park in a Group H clash.Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo netted a brace to take his season tally to 4 goals in 2 appearances after Welsh forward Gareth Bale had opened the scoring. Gabon striker Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang got what turned out to be a consolation goal for the home side.Staying with Group H, Tottenham Hotspur continued their excellent European form following a 3-0 win at Cypriot club Apoel Nicosia. Star player Harry Kane was the star of the show as he netted a hat-trick to propel his team to a second win from 2 games in in this season’s UCL.Another English team in Manchester City also made it 2 wins from 2 games after a 2-0 home win over Ukrainian champions Shakthar Donetsk in Group F. Belgian playmaker Kevin De Bruyne gave the hosts the lead three minutes into the second half. in-form striker Sergio Aguero could have added to that goal but he could not score from the penalty spot though fellow forward Raheem Sterling spared his blushes by sealing the win on the stroke of fulltime.Liverpool were the only English side that didn’t win following a 1-1 draw at Spartak Moscow. Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho netted a 31st minute equaliser to cancel out Spartak Moscow’s goal eight minutes earlier thus making it two points from two league games.UCL Results:Group E:Sevilla 3-0 MariborSpartak Moscow 1-1 LiverpoolGroup F:Manchester City 2-0 Shakthar DonetskNapoli 3-1 FeyenoordGroup G:Besiktas 2-0 RB LeipzigAS Monaco 0-3 FC PortobelloGroup H:Borussia Dortmund 1-3 Real MadridApoel Nicosia 0-3RelatedUCL Wrap (Late Kickoff): Champions Real Thrash Hapless APOEL To Secure Last 16 As Liverpool Lose Three-Goal Lead To Deflate Qualification HopesNovember 22, 2017In “Europe”UCL Wrap: Madrid, Tottenham Clash Ends In Draw; City And Liverpool Secure Important WinsOctober 17, 2017In “Europe”UCL Review: English Sides Dominate Last 16 Lineup With Liverpool’s QualificationDecember 7, 2017In “Europe”last_img read more

first_img Oslo-listed Gaming Innovation Group (GIG) has announced the launch of new German-language online sportsbook delivered through its industry platform subsidiary iGaming becomes the first betting operator to be launched on the iGaming Cloud platform, utilising GIG groups Malta Class 4 Remote Gaming License.GIG’s partnership has seen the company partner with German sports betting industry veterans Daniel Bradtke (Wetten CEO) and Gabriel Vollmann (Wetten COO), who will lead the new brand’s growth and strategy initiatives as Wetten seeks significant growth in the markets in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.Bringing to market,  Bradtke and Vollmann who have over 25-years’ experience in German betting and gaming, stated that early stage goals were to convince a demanding German digital consumer of the new brands trusted reliability, simplicity and excellent service.As Wetten CEO Daniel Bradtke commented on’slaunch: “ aims at a specific target group in the German speaking markets  who appreciate integrity, transparency and most of all a great user experience…So one could truly say: is “Wetten made in Germany”. Related Articles Submit Share Share Mateusz Juroszek – Non-stop STS will expand amid industry disruptions August 12, 2020 StumbleUpon Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020last_img read more

first_img Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 Sergey HarutyunyanEuropean industry platform and software supplier BetConstruct has announced that it has strengthened its UK market regulatory provisions by securing both ‘Casino and Pool Betting’ B2C UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) licences.Updating investors, BetConstruct detailed that its two new licences would serve to strengthen its UK market presence, adding further gambling provisions to its existing UKGC remote betting licence granted in 2016.“We have worked tirelessly in growing in a number of significant regulated markets and the UK is a very important part of this for BetConstruct. We have already secured a number of high-profile UK facing clients and 2017 will see this grow exponentially.  Having the addition of casino and pool betting to our market-leading sportsbook will equip our partners to compete in the UK,” commented BetConstruct COO Sergey Harutyunyan.“BetConstruct are constantly looking at new opportunities for growth and strengthen their presence in core regulated markets,” he added.The securing of UKGC B2C licenses for casino and pool betting sees BetConstruct further its regulatory provisions, as the company holds licenses for Malta, UK, Spain and Romania. Share Related Articles StumbleUpon UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020 Share Submit UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020last_img read more

first_img Share Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Related Articles Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Share One lucky European player is celebrating, after scooping a huge €1,917,485 jackpot last week.The individual, from Norway, was playing on LeoVegas’ mobile site, when he won the huge amount through Yggdrasil Gaming’s Joker Millions slot.Dropping the progressive jackpot last week, it is the latest in a line of major jackpots paid out by the online and mobile casino games supplier.Joke Millions’ pool partner Empire Fortune has been the subject of two big wins in recent times, with a €5.2m prize dropped in July of last year, the highest in the history of Yggdrasil, followed up with a  €1.12m payout in November. Fredrik Elmqvist, CEO, Yggdrasil Gaming, commented: “Yggdrasil consistently delivers some of the industry’s biggest jackpots, and all operators understand the value of offering players the chance to win these life-changing prizes.“What sets our progressive jackpot slots apart from the competition is the engaging base game, which means that even those who don’t walk away with a prize are still rewarded with an enjoyable experience.”Karolina Pelc, LeoVegas Casino Director, added: “Nothing makes us happier than seeing our players hit big jackpots, and we are thrilled to be able to deliver another multi-million-euro prize alongside Yggdrasil.“Yggdrasil slots are always favourites among our customers, and we have found progressive slots titles including Joker Millions have played an important role in enabling us to deliver a world-class casino offering.” LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 StumbleUpon Submitlast_img read more

first_img StumbleUpon Kambi takes control of Churchill Downs BetAmerica sportsbook August 28, 2020 Share Kambi and DraftKings agree on final closure terms July 24, 2020 Related Articles Share Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Submit Accelerating its US sports betting proposition, DraftKings has launched its New Jersey mobile app, bringing digital wagering to the Garden State.The fantasy sports operator has soft-launched its ‘DraftKings Sportsbook’ app, syndicated through its New Jersey licensing agreement with Resorts Casino () and developed in partnership with betting technology group Kambi Plc.The initial launch sees DraftKings operate an ‘invite only’ policy for its app, as the DFS operator tests its product against New Jersey DGE sports betting compliances.New Jersey opened its sports betting market in June following the repeal of PASPA’s federal mandate. However, the state delayed registering digital betting provisions for a month, allowing legislators to refine licensing processes.In its product release, DraftKings details that it wants to bring a premium sportsbook app to the New Jersey market, featuring functions that have dominated European markets such as, in-play betting, match streaming and cash-out markets.DraftKings CEO and Co-Founder Jason Robins has stated via Twitter, that the sportsbook app represents one of DraftKings most important product launches.Today’s the day! The amazing team at DraftKings worked tirelessly to launch our sportsbook app and be first to market in New Jersey. I’m so proud to work with such an inspiring group of employees, investors and partners. #InviteOnly register at:— Jason Robins (@JasonDRobins) August 1, 2018The New Jersey launch of ‘DraftKings Sportsbook’ further represents  Stockholm-listed Kambi Plc’s official entry into the US sports betting market.  Kambi CEO Kristian Nylen commented on the partnership;Kristian Nylen – Kambi“Yesterday marked the start of an exciting new chapter for Kambi, as we created history with our partner DraftKings by processing the first online wager outside of Nevada following the repeal of PASPA. To be the first, and so far and only, sports betting supplier to receive a Transactional Waiver to operate online in New Jersey strengthens our position as the secure and quality choice for operators seeking a sportsbook partner.”Customers can apply to test the sportsbook app, at DraftKings website, who have not detailed how many test-users it will limit. DraftKings expects a full New Jersey rollout of its sportsbook app in the coming weeks.last_img read more