Justin Sirgarny is blazing a trail.The 14-year-old Jamaican has been burning up the rcae track and is about to power down in the Formula 4 United States Honda Championships at its season-opener at the Homestead-Miami Speedway from April 8-9.Sigarny will pilot the Global Racing Group black, white and green stripped No. 39 F4 U.S. car and is one of 30 drivers representing eight countries from five continents in the championships.Sirgany became part of Global Racing Group’s unique driver development programme earlier this year. The programme aims at the F4 U.S. Championship and prepares drivers for the next phase of their professional motorsport careers.Young Sirgany started out racing go karts and has taken the checkered flag on more than one occasion during go kart meets at the Palisadoes race track and Dover in his country.
It Tuesday May 2 and we are looking at some of the top stories across your Caribbean American community. Welcome… I’m……and you’re watching CNW90. Today’s news is brought to you by the Florida Department of Health in Broward County, who wants to remind you that Immunizations are SAFE, PROVEN PROTECTION.Nominations are now being accepted for the positions of Jamaica Diaspora Advisory Board Member and Advisory Board Member Alternate for the Southern USA. The office is voluntary and duration of term of office for each position is two years. Nominations closes on Sunday, May 14, 2017. Persons applying for the position are expected to meet specific criteria, and be committed to bear certain roles and responsibilities during the two-year duration.Jamaica’s first lady, Juliet Holness, made an impassioned plea for the eradication of child sexual abuse at last Saturday’s Protect the Children Gala at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Fort Lauderdale. The wife of Jamaica’s prime minister Andrew Holness, was keynote speaker at the event. Citing statistics from the United Nations and UNICEF which showed millions of children throughout the world living in poverty and being sexually exploited, Holness noted that, “Child sexual abuse, like poverty, sickness and death, knows no boundaries, but must be stopped.”Angry residents of North Oropouche, near Sangre Grande in Trinidad staged a fiery protest, against the poor state of the road network leading into the village. The residents blocked five roads with burning tyres on Monday morning. The demonstrators were not satisfied with the response by authorities to repair an eight-mile stretch in North Oropouche.And in sports Jamaica’s former world and Olympic champion Veronica Campbell-Brown recently made her seasonal 100 meter debut, with a 11.06 second clocking to beat Trinidad’s Kelly-Ann Baptiste who clocked 11.15, at the Tom Jones Memorial Classic in Gainesville, Florida.Here’s what’s trending The record-breaking performances of Jamaica’s Usain Bolt in the 100-meter and 200-meter events at the 2009 staging of the IAAF World Championships in Berlin, Germany are ranked number one of all time by the governing body of track and field.For Tomorrow’s weather forecast.It will be partly cloudy with isolated showers in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties with a high of 86 and a low of 73. Today’s news was brought to you by the Florida Department of Health in Broward County, who encourages you to Protect Your Baby, Vaccinate On Time, Every Time. They remind you that Immunizations are SAFE, PROVEN PROTECTION. For more on these and other stories visit us at caribbeannationalweekly.com Make sure to pick your copy of Caribbean News weekly at your nearest Caribbean American outlet.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, Feb 8, CMC – The ruling Jamaica Labor Party (JLP) has hinted at the possibility of an “early” by-election in the Portland Eastern constituency following the murder of the People National Party’s (PNP) parliamentary representative, Dr. Lynvale George BloomfieldNational Security Minister Dr. Horace Chang, who is also the JLP’s general secretary, told a radio program that the date for the by-election lies with Prime Minister Andrew Holness. “Once you lose an MP, we don’t want constituents to remain without representation for a long time. Our democracy is a very active one. It is vibrant, we will have the election at the Prime Minister’s discretion. It is the Prime Minister’s call and I don’t want to anticipate him” Chang told RJR radio.The Opposition PNP is offering half million Jamaican dollar reward for information regarding the death of its legislator, has already indicated it would be prepared in the event that an early by-election is called.Bloomfield’s body was found last Saturday with multiple stab wounds inside his house in Passley Gardens, Portland, a parish located on the island’s northeast coast. PNP General Secretary Julian Robinson told a news conference that anyone with information should come forward and assist the police.Robinson said in addition to the reward the party would also be having a series of events, including and a prayer vigil at the town center in Port Antonio on Saturday, to honour Bloomfield’s service to his community, constituency and the nation.Prime Minister Holness said he was “shocked” at the death of the medical practitioner.The JLP holds 34 of the 63 member Parliamentary seats.
Photo Courtesy of Jamaica Football Federation MIAMI, United States, Mar 29, CMC – Powerhouses Jamaica have paid the price for defeat in their final Nations League qualifying game and will now do battle in League B of the inaugural Championship starting in September.Lost to El SalvadorThe Reggae Boyz, the highest-ranked Caribbean team in the FIFA rankings at 54th, crashed to a 2-0 defeat away to El Salvador at the Estadio Cuscatlan in San Salvador, to finish the qualifying round in eighth spot on nine points.Only the six top teams from qualifying advanced to the top tier League A featuring the likes of heavyweights Mexico, United States and Costa Rica.16 teams in League BLeague B comprises the 16 teams which qualified seventh to 22nd and sees Jamaica installed in Group C alongside Antigua and Barbuda, Guyana and Aruba.Jamaica, however, can find themselves in the top tier for the next championship, with the four group winners in League B gaining promotion to League A.Guyana, who finished seventh in qualifying to reach the prestigious CONCACAF Gold Cup for the first time in their history, will now also fancy their chances of gaining promotion.Bermuda make surprising move to League ALeague A, meanwhile, will see surprise side Bermuda clashing with Mexico and Panama in Group B, after the Bermudians beat the Dominican Republic, 3-1, last weekend to reach the Gold Cup and finish fifth in the standings.Haiti, who topped the standings with four wins, have been pitted against Costa Rica and Curacao, who finished fourth in qualifying on nine points.Trinidad and Tobago, the second highest ranked Caribbean side in the FIFA rankings at 93rd, clash with Honduras and Martinique. The Trinidadians avoided the qualifying phase of the Nations League by virtue of reaching the final round of CONCACAF qualifiers for last year’s World Cup in Russia and were also automatic qualifiers for the Gold Cup.The four group winners from League A will do battle in the playoffs scheduled for March next year and which will determine the champions, while the last placed teams in each group will suffer relegation to League B.Meanwhile, League C will feature 13 teams competing in the four groups, with the group winners elevated to League B.Following are the group assignments for the 2018-19 Nations League.GROUPS:LEAGUE AGroup A: United States, Canada and CubaGroup B: Mexico, Panama and BermudaGroup C: Honduras, Trinidad and Tobago and Martinique Group D: Costa Rica, Haiti and CuracaoLEAGUE BGroup A: French Guiana, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Belize and GrenadaGroup B: El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Saint Lucia and MontserratGroup C: Jamaica, Guyana, Antigua and Barbuda and ArubaGroup D: Nicaragua, Suriname, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and DominicaLEAGUE CGroup A: Barbados, Cayman Islands, Saint Martin and U.S. Virgin IslandsGroup B: Bonaire, Bahamas and British Virgin IslandsGroup C: Guatemala, Puerto Rico and AnguillaGroup D: Guadeloupe, Turks and Caicos and Sint Maarten
KINGSTON, Jamaica – For the third time this year, Prime Minister of Jamaica Andrew Holness has declared a state of emergency (SOE) in Jamaica, this time in Clarendon and St Catherine.Speaking at a press conference at Jamaica House on Thursday morning, Holness said the drastic increase in crime in both parishes have led to the need for an SOE. The SOE will be in effect for between 14 days and three months.“This should come as no surprise. The last time I was here, I said that the next time I am at this podium, a state of emergency would be in Clarendon. St Catherine is an addition to this,” Holness said.Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson said, year to date, the parish of Clarendon has been responsible for 100 murders while 91 persons have been killed in the St Catherine South Police Division and 66 in St Catherine North.“The high level of violence has been undermining the lives of residents,” Anderson said.He said the police would be placing a heavy emphasis on investigative strategy and technology. “Our objectives are to maintain a low violence environment and to disrupt gang activity,” Anderson said.In April of this year, a tri-state SOE was declared in the western parishes of Westmoreland, Hanover and St James. In July, a second SOE was declared in the corporate area police division of St Andrew South.Residents of Jamaica continue to criticized the Holness administration’s decision to implement a series of SOEs across Jamaica, with no other measures of tackling crime in the country. But Andrew Holness has constantly defended his decision, saying the government is doing the best they can to implement strategies to fight crime.
The uncertainty that comes with playing a BIG 4 outsider is where Federer needs to focus on, Cilic will come at him with every available ammunition, what remains to be seen is how Federer will respond. This season, Federer has defeated every top 10 player he’s faced, 8 of them, and has won in all previous four finals he’s played in.A Federer win is always easy to predict. He’s 35 going on 36 years, with a backhand as smooth as whipped cream and could win a 19th career grand slam, makes it all the more tempting but has anyone thought about a hungry Cilic who may be on a revenge mission? If you’re about to place your bets on Roger Federer to win an 8th Wimbledon title, perhaps you’re right. Federer plays Marin Cilic in the men’s final on Sunday, in all of their 7 encounters in which Federer holds a superior head to head of 6-1, Cilic has always come close to taking the win.Here in Wimbledon, Cilic has been nothing but efficient, taking out Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray’s conquers – Sam Querry and Giles Muller in a back to back 5 setters. In all of these, the Croat has blessed the Wimbledon courts with a staggering 128 aces thus far, winning a lump sum of winners via his massive forehand. All these stats may become useless after the coin is tossed tomorrow, Cilic has matched Federer so much in the past that he may not shy away from a win this time.We won’t go into the usual accolade filled sentences about how smooth Federer is and playing at the moment. And how scheduling has made him the best thing after slice bread. The father of double twin is in a 2nd grand slam final of the season, won the first against Nadal in Australia. Related
AUSTRIAA quick delve to the Austrian Bundesliga where newly signed Alhassan Ibrahim made his second league appearance for league champions Austria Wien who failed to break down a resolute Salzburg side in their 0-0 draw at the Red Bull Arena.20-year-old Alhassan who is popularly called Mu’azzam joined the Austrian champion from NPFL side Akwa United on a season loan deal with a possibility of an extension based on performance.TURKEYIn the Turkish Super Ligue, Super Eagles vice captain, was not able to make his third league appearance of the season after he was left on the bench in Trabzonspor’s 3-4 home loss In the hands of Alanyaspor.Elderson Echiejile and Sivasspor registered their 4th loss of the season as they were reduced to 10-men and were a goal short in their 2-3 home loss to third placed Goztepe at the Sivas stadium.Echiejile who has rekindled his career with newly promoted Sivasspor has made an impressive six league appearances this term starting five of those.At the Timsah Arena, William Troost Ekong and Mikel Agu were on from start to finish for Bursaspor who were piped 1-2 at home against Galatasaray.Another Super Eagles defender, Kenneth Omeruo saw 90 minutes of action for Kasimpasa who were denied their third win of the season as they played out a 1-1 stalemate against Kayserispor.While Omeruo was making just his second league appearance for Kasimpasa; Esperance loanee, Emem Eduok watched the match from the substitute bench.Former Nigeria U20 midfielder, Okechukwu Azubuike and Yeni Malatyaspor recorded a famous 2-4 away triumph over Karabukspor.Nigeria’s Imo Ezekiel was missing in action for Konyaspors’s 2-0 home victory against Akhisar Belediyespor as they improved their standings to go 13th on the league table after match day six.ITALYIn the Italian Seria A now, the Nigerian duo of Sadiq Umar and Joel Chukwuma Obi were both missing in action for Torino’s Turin derby 4-0 loss against Juventus at the Allianz stadium.26-year-old Joel Obi is still recovering from the injury he sustained in Torino’s lone goal win against Benevento on match day three.CHINAFinally, to the Chinese Super League where Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi was on for the whole match duration for relegation threatened Tianjin Teda as they kept their survival hopes alive with an impressive 4-1 derby victory Tianjin Quanjian.The game was Mikel’s 8th of the season after an injury ravaged debut in China.Nigerian veteran striker, Obafemi Martins, was missing in action for Shanghai Shenhua due to injury as his side played out a 3-1 home win over Guangzhou R&F.32-year-old Martins who boosts of seven goals in 11 appearances so far this season has failed to play in Shenhua’s last four fixtures in the Chinese Super League.Odion Jude Ighalo was goal shy for Changchun Yatai in their barren draw fixture against 3rd placed Hebei CFFC.Forgotten Eagles forward, Anthony Ujah made 22nd league appearance for Liaoning Hongyun who were defeated by a lone goal against Yanbian at the Yanji stadium.CHIDIEBERE ANUGWOLUTWITTER– @Chidi_maestro RelatedForeign Legion – September 11, 2017September 11, 2017In “England”Foreign LegionNovember 22, 2017In “National Team”Valencia CF vs Real SociedadJune 30, 2017Similar post ENGLANDAs always, we take off from the thrills of the English premier league where Nigeria’s victor Moses was instrumental as league champions, Chelsea made light work of Stoke City as the Blues put four unreplied goals past their host at the Bet365 stadium.26-year-old Moses who has made five league appearances so far this campaign is yet to open his season goal account with Chelsea.At the King Power stadium, the Eagles duo of Wilfred Onyinye Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho both tasted action for Leicester City for their 6th league fixture of the season as luck failed to smile on them in their 2-3 home loss against Liverpool.While Ndidi saw the whole match duration, Iheanacho was a 74th minute introduction in what was Leicester’s 4th league loss in six games this term.24-year-old Ahmed Musa was however, not listed for the fixture after featuring for the Leicester City’s U23 side against Chelsea and yet to play a single game for the Foxes’ senior team this season.At the Liberty stadium, Isaac Success continued to find lots of liberty on the Watford bench as he saw all the match duration once more from the substitute bench.Success, who made 19 league appearance in his first season is yet to make an appearance this term for the Hornets.CHAMPIONSHIPIn the English Championship, Super Eagles defender, Ola Aina made his 9th league appearance for 17th placed Hull City who recorded their 3rd draw of the season as they played out a 1-1 draw against Sone Aluko’s Reading at the Madejski stadium.Aina who is on a season long loan from Chelsea has made all league appearances for the Tigers this term while Aluko was making just his third.Nigeria midfielder, Hope Akpan was a 75th minute introduction for Burton Albion in their barren draw against host, Queens Park Rangers as the two teams slugged it out at the Loftus Road.BELGIUMWe head now for the Belgian Pro league where Abdul Ajagun saw 90 minutes of action in Kortrijk’s 8th match of the campaign as they feel 3-0 (Nil) away against Royal Antwerp.24-year-old Ajagun who is a former Levadiakos and Roda JC player is enjoying his first season in Belgium with The Guys who are currently, 10th on the league table.Henry Chukwuma Onyekuru made an early second half appearance for league champions, Anderlecht as they piped 8thplaced Waasland-Beveren 1-2 to go 7th on the standing.Onyekuru who scored 12 league goals last season has netted thrice this term in 7 games for Anderlecht.At the Ghelamco Arena now, it was a sore loss for the trio of Moses Simon, Samuel Kalu and Anderson Esiti as they were all in action for Gent I their solitary goal home loss in the hands of Peter Olayinka’s Zulte Waregem.Former 36 Lion FC winger, Olayinka was cautioned in the 28th minute in what was his 8th game of the current campaign and boosts of 3 league goals already.Nigeria youth international, Taiwo Awoniyi continued to impress for new team Royal Excel Mouscron as he played an integral role as the REM ran away with a 3-2 home victory over visitors, Eupen.The Liverpool loanee has made an instant impression in Belgium already with 2 goals in six matches.Henry Uche Agbo was shown his third yellow card of the season for Standard Liege and enjoyed 83 minutes of football in the colourful encounter which ended 2-1 against visiting Lokeren at the Stade Maurice Dufrasne.SPAINIn Spain, Super Eagles striker, Olarewaju Kayode was again on the losing side with Girona as they were thrashed 0-3 against unrepentant Barcelona.Kayode and Girona who are 17th on the league table are without a win in their last four league games; losing 3 with just a draw.GERMANYWe head now to the German Bundesliga where former U17 sensation, Victor Osimhen was not listed for Wolfsburg in their spirited last ditch 2-2 fight back stalemate against league champions Bayern Munich at the Alianz Arena.18-year-old Osimhen is yet to make an appearance for The Wolves this season.Super Eagles defence stalwart, Leon Balogun watched the whole 90 minutes from the bench in Mainz’ 1-0 (Nil) victory against 10-men Hertha Berlin.
StumbleUpon Submit The final agenda for Betting on Football has been released, with Mr Green CEO Jesper Kärrbrink just one of the star names signed by SBC Events to deliver a global perspective on the football betting market at Stamford Bridge (3-5 May).The former Svenska Spel CEO will be speaking on the Scandinavian panel at Betting on Football alongside Danske Spil CEO Niels Erik Folmann and LeoVegas CEO Johan Styren.Kärrbrink commented: “Betting on Football is a great platform for discussing the latest developments in the betting industry. I’m excited about the opportunity to address the Scandinavian market on the panel.”The full agenda – which contains over 140 experts across 36 sessions – can be viewed here.Running concurrently with the Leadership track on 3 May, the Market Profile Track will provide an extensive update on football betting markets across the globe, starting with an assessment of the Spanish market and an increasingly digitalised environment in Africa.Daniel Graetzer, Executive Director for R. Franco Group, will be providing expert insight on developments in the Spanish market, which produced record revenues of €238.2 million in 2016.Meanwhile, Matthew Symmonds, Founder and Director of Web Analysis Solutions Limited, which operates WinDrawWin.com and PredictZ.com, teased his involvement in an African panel focused on mobile betting advancements, improved payment methods, increased market transparency and higher marketing spend.Symmonds commented: “Having been a leading UK sports betting affiliate for 14 years, and a primary source of free football tips and football predictions for the biggest leagues across the world, it’s fascinating to see how an emerging market with such complexity and diversity can become so lucrative.”The Market Profile track will then stretch across Western Europe in both Germany and Italy, before arriving at opportunities in the CIS. Russian media regulator Roskomnadzor awarded a handful of online gambling licences last summer, but has been routinely blocking websites deemed to be illegally targeting its national consumers, and even restricted access to Eastern European operators such as Favbet.Favbet CEO and #bofcon2017 panelist Nikos Halikias added: “It is particularly interesting for us to discuss the current situation in Russia, given that Favbet was one of the many Eastern European focused operators restricted access to the market by Roskomnadzor. We are looking forward to sharing knowledge about regulation changes in Russia and some of the other Eastern European countries on a high level panel at Stamford Bridge.”Following the headline Scandinavian panel, the CEOs from San Manuel Digital and Don Best will be appearing in the penultimate session focused on North America. Given that the American Gaming Association (AGA) has suggested that Trump taking office could lead to a repeal of federal law barring sports betting in most US states, it will be interesting to hear how quickly ‘the tide is turning’ and what opportunities there might be for European bookmakers across the pond.The track concludes with a detailed look at the growing Asian market, which includes a Chinese Football League capturing some of the world’s best players and the attention of punters across Europe.With a final conference agenda absolutely packed with interesting tracks and panels, a phenomenal speaker line-up of 140 industry leaders and 800+ high level delegates, next week’s Betting on Football 2017 is proving to be an absolute must attend event.Fewer than 50 tickets remain, so interested companies are being recommended to book immediately to avoid disappointment. For those already registered, click here to download the official app to a device you will have to hand during the conference. Share Related Articles Danske Spil calls for esports makeover with Pinnacle Solution August 25, 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
Share Share Gauselmann Group acquires majority stake in Bede Gaming March 12, 2020 UK-based game studio Blueprint Gaming has completed the acquisition of omni-channel gaming provider Games Warehouse from the Harbour Group.Already part of the Gauselmann Group, the deal will see Blueprint significantly boost its operations, delivering a greater number of high quality games to the market.Games Warehouse, based in Derby, England, currently supplies content to the global gambling market, with its games available across online, mobile and retail channels.Popular titles, including Wild Bandits, Birdz and Gold Strike, are already live across numerous websites and retail outlets of some of the leading operators.Matt Cole, Managing Director of Blueprint Gaming, commented: “We are very pleased to welcome the Games Warehouse team to Blueprint Gaming. They will support our growth by continuing to develop creative games as well as back Blueprint’s development efforts.“We are confident that the fit will work very well and we look forward to creating some innovative games together.”Staff members will continue to operate out of its existing office, where both the iGaming and Skill With Prize (SWP) machine teams will support Blueprint’s development plans.Brandon Bezzant, Harbour Group added: “Games Warehouse first created the SWP market and more recently successfully evolved into a standalone games developer for online and mobile.“We are sure that as a part of Blueprint Gaming and the Gauselmann Group, the team can go from strength to strength.” StumbleUpon Submit Gauselmann Group outlines plans to reopen once lockdown lifted April 24, 2020 Merkur Sportwetten increases stake in Belgium’s Betcenter August 4, 2020 Related Articles
Brazil to issue initial plans on Caixa Loterias sale August 17, 2020 Related Articles Submit Share Caixa chairman seeks to offload Brazil lottery assets by 2021 July 27, 2020 AIDP adds two new global advisors August 12, 2020 Kelly KehnNew York-listed gambling technology supplier IGT Group becomes the latest industry incumbent to join the ‘All-in Diversity Project’ as a founding member and participant the diversity initiative’s inaugural year.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.Entering 2018, IGT has moved to improve its group diversity standards and personnel training, promoting long-term executive Kim Baker Lee to the newly created role of Vice President of Corporate Diversity & Inclusion. Confirming IGT joining the All-in Diversity Project, Baker Lee stated; “The gaming industry is unique and requires its own benchmarking in order to yield the most reliable and applicable data”“We need an open discussion on industry-specific barriers to inclusion and diversity, and offer opportunities to improve. Understanding where we are today will inform what we need to do to move the bar and make a lasting impact.”Founded in 2017, by gambling executives Kelly Kehn and Christina Thakor-Rankin, the All-in Diversity Project has expanded its mandate, gaining corporate partnership with Paddy Power Betfair, Caesars Entertainment and Clarion Gaming.Christina Thakor-RankinWelcoming IGT Group, Kelly Kehn, Co-Founder of the All-in Diversity Project stated; “We established All-in Diversity Project, but this initiative should be led by the industry. IGT’s commitment to diversity and inclusion will help serve as a shining example to the industry globally as to leadership on progress toward workplace equality.”“Gender diversity is not about pushing quotas or agendas,” said fellow All-in Diversity Project Co-Founder Christina Thakor-Rankin“The All-in Diversity Project is about acknowledging that the expectations and aspirations of the next generation of employees and customers are very different to ours, and we need to make changes now in order to prosper in the future.” Share StumbleUpon