Month: August 2020

Jamaican cops seize large stash of cocaine from hull of Spanish…

first_imgJamaican police make large cocaine seizure at Gordon Cay Jamaican cops seize large stash of cocaine seized from hull of Spanish shipThe Narcotics Police, the Marine Division along with the Jamaica Customs Contraband Enforcement Team (CET) made a multi-million dollar cocaine seizure at Gordon Cay, Port Bustamante, Kingston on Sunday, May 14.Reports are that about 2:18 a.m., security personnel observed a suspicious object attached to the hull of one of the ships, which arrived in the island on Friday, May 12 from Valencia, Spain. The Police and the CET were summoned.The object was discovered to be a metal canister. Checks revealed that the canister contained fifty-eight rectangular parcels of cocaine.The illicit drug weighed 75.35 kilograms and has an estimated street value of J$71.63 million (US $551,000).No arrest has been made in connection with the seizure.Jamaican woman tried to smuggle cocaine in beef patty boxlast_img read more

Jamaican policewoman kills suspected gunman during botched robbery

first_imgAn unidentified man was fatally shot after he and another assailant attempted to rob a female Police Officer of her motorcar along the intersection of Old Hope Road and Caledonia Road in Kingston on Tuesday, June 6.Reports from the Cross Roads Police are that about 9:00 p.m., the Police Woman stopped at the traffic light at the mentioned location when two men, one armed with an assault rifle and another with a pistol attempted to rob her motorcar.The gunmen blocked and ordered her out of the car. She responded bravely and challenged the gunmen. During the incident, one of the gunmen was shot and injured. The police woman then took cover and was not able to retrieve the illegal firearm.The injured man was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead while undergoing treatment.The Inspectorate of the Constabulary (IOC) and the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) are investigating.last_img read more

Bolt charity dinner raises £30,000 or young athletes

first_imgAn estimated £30,000 was raised at a recent charity dinner and auction held in honor of sprint king and eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt and his coach Glen Mills in London.The money raised from the auction will go to the Racers Track Club to assist the next generation of Jamaica’s athletes.Attracted several celebritiesSeveral celebrities, politicians, and fans turned up at the event hosted by British Olympic and World Championship medalist, Colin Jackson. The items for auction were donated by Jamaican athletes and star athletes from other sports and English Premier League football clubs.A pair of Bolt’s training spikes fetched an eye-opening £10,000.Bolt enjoyed the evening interacting with guests that included Earl Jarrett, General Manager of the Jamaica National Group, who were sponsors of the event.Always about the fans“For me, it’s always been [about] the fans, the energy that they give you; when you get to the airport people are always there,” Bolt told the Voice newspaper.“I’ve had fans sit and wait outside my hotel for hours. Even when the guys want to get me out of there, the true fan just waits for that one picture. Those are the moments that I will miss.”Bolt, who has been training in London in preparing for his final World Championships next month, is set to compete in his final pre-championship meet in Monaco today, July 21.The World Champ decided to compete only in the 100 meters at the World Championships. He opted out of his pet event the 200 meters, leaving the door open for upcoming half lap sprinters to claim his vacant crown in these championships.last_img read more

Jamaican Artisan Creates Wedding Rings With Deep Meaning

first_imgA wedding ring has long been an expression of eternal love and devotion for many couples. Choosing the right ring can be daunting, and there are so many options out there for those who seek traditional or contemporary wedding rings. For those who prefer something out of the ordinary, something with a deeper meaning, there’s Jamaican jewelry-maker Anna Ruth Henriques. She creates eye-catching, one-of-a-kind pieces for her clients.Born and raised in Jamaica, Henriques is a multifaceted, award-winning artist and jewelry-maker based in New York. Her custom wedding rings have adorned the fingers of Jamaicans at home and abroad, as well as others around the globe. “I am inspired by people’s personal stories, and what is meaningful to them on a spiritual and energetic basis, particularly,” Henriques says.However, a wedding ring by Henriques is likely to be an out of the ordinary design. “My work is for women who are not really crowd followers. Women who are not conforming to what Western society has imposed on all of us. Women who see that all is interconnected on this planet,” she shares.Henriques’ jewelry comes with light, liberating energy, she says, as she consciously ignites the fires of nature and female empowerment in each of her pieces.Undoubtedly, Henriques’ line of jewelry is art. Each unique piece evokes whimsy, uncanny creative expression, and meticulous attention to detail.Henriques lives a colorful life in New York where she has built success as an all-around artistic wonder-woman—writer, actor, performer, and of course, jeweler.Her artwork is in the permanent collections of New York’s Jewish Museum and El Museo del Barrio, as well as the National Gallery of Jamaica. She is also the author and illustrator of The Book of Mechtilde (Knopf) and is currently working on a novel in prose. She also starred in Eleanor Antin’s film, Man Without A World. Henriques launched her first jewelry collection at Barneys New York and went on to create a top-selling jewelry line, Aayenda, for a post-war Afghanistan-based non-profit, Future Brilliance. Her jewelry can be found in boutiques across the globe.“I grew up in the countryside of Jamaica where I spent a lot of time at my grandparents’ house outside barefoot, running around, playing with animals, including insects. My work is inspired by those times and nature,” she says.Henrique’s jewelry frequently showcases insects, nature and wildlife detailing, which mix seamlessly with spiritual undertones that she says are roused by notions of universality, embracing humanity and love. She describes her work as symbolic narratives, each telling a story that awakens, inspires, or heals.For couples looking for wedding rings that are thoughtfully created with deep meaning, this Jamaican artisan is a good bet.last_img read more

From Bobsleds to Blades: Jamaica Features in South Florida Ice Hockey…

first_imgSOUTH FLORIDA – The Jamaican Olympic Ice Hockey Federation wants Jamaicans and hockey fans from all over South Florida to come out and support the team in their first-ever international tournament.The tournament will be played at the Florida Panthers ice den located at 3299 Sportsplex drive in coral springs, Florida. Jamaica’s first game is Friday, September 6th at 1:30 pm against team Colombia and admission is free. They will also play on Friday at 9:00 pm., and two games on Saturday, September 7 at 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm.For the first time in Jamaica’s history, the country will ice a senior men’s ice hockey team to compete for the Amerigol-Latam cup in coral springs, Florida, USA, September 6, 7, 8 2019.  In 2014, Jamaica was granted associate member status in the international ice hockey federation (IIHF).To become a full member of the IIHF, Jamaica must construct an ice arena facility in the country, an endeavor that the governing body of Jamaican ice hockey has been working together with the government of Jamaica for a number of years.Jamaica has had much success with their under 20 program winning tournaments in Toronto, Ontario and an exhibition series in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2015 against the best under 20 players in that province. This team is known for playing a popular high tempo style of game with speed, skill and energy in true Jamaican sporting fashion. much like their bobsledding partners, Jamaican ice hockey players prove to be very popular with spectators in every arena they play in!The Jamaican Olympic Ice Hockey Federation, based in Colorado, USA is supported by a number of notable hockey and sporting figures including Graeme Townshend, the first Jamaican born national hockey league player and long-time Jamaican Olympic sporting figure, Don Anderson. head coach C J Bollers hails from Toronto and the general manager, Lester Griffin, is based in Charleston, South Carolina.Jamaica has now been invited to compete in this international tournament to play against Latin American countries at the senior men’s level. Jamaica will play in the first division against Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico, Chile, Brazil, and Argentina. Players of Jamaican citizenship and/or decent attended an evaluation camp in Toronto this spring. Players from Canada, USA, and the United Kingdom were evaluated vying for a position and a rare opportunity to represent Jamaica on the ice. Some of the young men from the under 20 team will make up the roster of the men’s team traveling to Florida. Final team selections are currently underway.The team is now seeking corporate and private sponsorship to assist with travel costs, expenses, equipment, and accommodations.For further information on the team & tournament, please check these links: https://www.amerigolhockey.com/ or https://joiht.org/.The team looks forward to strong support from the local Jamaican community and invites everyone out to enjoy the fastest sport on ice – Jamaican style!Please consider helping the team at:      https://www.gofundme.com/f/ice-hockey-jamaicalast_img read more

Fallen Nigerian League Giants Pick Edith Agoye As New Coach

first_imgFallen giants Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) have chosen former player Edith Olumide Agoye as their new coach ahead of the new Nigeria National League (NNL) season.The Ibadan-based side will be campaigning in the second tier of Nigerian league football next season after they suffered relegation from the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) last month alongside ABS FC, Remo Stars and Gombe United.BREAKING: @Official3SC picks Edith Olumide Agoye, as new Head Coach.The former 3SC & @NGSuperEagles striker would be unveiled next week. pic.twitter.com/PpGD1XbteX— TUNDE SHAMSUDEEN (@ipoola2013) October 26, 2017Their relegation from the NPFL prompted the club to relieve Technical Adviser Fatai Amoo of his duties on Monday, October 23, 2017 paving the way for the appointment of a new club gaffer.According to the reliable information from respected journalist, Tunde Shamsudeen, Edith Olumide Agoye has been picked as the next 3SC coach and he will be unveiled next week.Related3SC Handed Tough NNL Abridged League DrawJanuary 9, 2018In “Nigeria”No Excuses For Promotion Chasing Shooting Stars – Agoye (AUDIO)April 10, 2019In “NNl”Sacked 3SC Players At War With Club Over SalariesNovember 10, 2017In “Nigeria”last_img read more

OtherLevels CEO Brendan O’Kane: Targeting users with second-generation messaging tools

first_img Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Share Share Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Related Articles Submit StumbleUpon LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 Ahead of Betting on Sports 2017 (12-15 September), OtherLevels CEO Brendan O’Kane, part of the ‘CRM – Digital identity and marketing’ session at next month’s event, spoke to SBC News about what he’s looking forward to at #boscon2017, where operators and affiliates can work better together and what sports partnership has stood out over the last 12 months.SBC: Why is it important for you to speak at Betting on Sports?BOK: Betting on Sports is the perfect platform to speak with like-minded people about the challenges and trends which are impacting our businesses directly. From an OtherLevels perspective, I’m particularly keen to discuss how operators can capitalise on the power of data along with second-generation messaging tools to target their users with relevant content and maximise their reach.Acquiring new users is costly for sportsbooks, but by converting more site visitors into known users, operators can reduce acquisition costs and avoid the need to re-target with paid media.SBC: What are you looking forward to at Betting on Sports?BOK: I’m keen to hear the latest thinking in terms of how operators will evolve their product for their users, plus of course what impact industry consolidation is having on the users. Also, I’m always keen to discover new ‘challenger’ operators, who are innovating and bring new products to market.OtherLevels has recently partnered with artificial intelligence (AI) marketing company Amplero, hence this is top of mind for us. I’m particularly interested to learn how others are using AI to improve reach as well as player content. We firmly believe that AI and machine learning will redefine the way that operators approach player engagement and marketing automation, in the same way that robotics has transformed manufacturing.The operators that embrace this now, and build deep expertise, will have a massive advantage over those that continue to use first generation marketing platforms.SBC: Where can operators and affiliates work together more closely?BOK: I believe football clubs can learn from the way in which operators engage with their audience. A lot of the services we provide, such as web push on desktop and mobile, can maximise a club’s reach when sending content to the fans about the latest ticket details, club shop offers and news.SBC: What sports betting partnership has stood out in the past 12 months?BOK: It’s interesting to see how betting companies now dominate the shirts of so many football clubs, not only in the Premier League but across Europe and the lower divisions. A decade ago, only a handful had sponsorship deals in place, but now half of England’s top tier clubs are partnered with an operator.Online casinos have now realised the benefits of how these deals can help to increase brand awareness and acquisitions, with LeoVegas and Grosvenor Casino striking partnerships to cross sell their casino offering and sportsbooks.SBC: Describe your perfect sporting eventBOK: I have been lucky to be a spectator at the Olympics and other great sporting events, but the standout for me must be two from opposite ends of the spectrum. The 2003 Rugby World Cup Final in Sydney was an epic match, with all the tension and drama of extra time, and England were fine and deserving winners (and I say that as a proud Australian!).At the other end, nothing was better than joining my daughter and sleeping out in The Queue at Wimbledon this year, then watching a glorious day of tennis. Priceless. Next up is day one of the 2017/18 Ashes at Brisbane starting November 23rd. I’ll be there for the first ball.last_img read more

The Telegraph Group deepens Fresh8 ‘dynamic’ partnership

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Submit SBTech eyes added personalisation alongside Fresh8 July 17, 2018 FRESH8 to elevate bwin’s German advertising channels July 16, 2019 Related Articles Share FanDuel secures real-time automation with Fresh8 January 30, 2019 The Telegraph Group will optimise its online digital sports content utilising Fresh8 Gaming contextual advertising software, as the media owner bids to create dynamic sports content for its viewers.Utilising Fresh8 software, The Telegraph details that it registered record acquisition results for the Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor bout in Las Vegas on 26 August.The publishing group will now deepen its relationship with Fresh8, further integrating its native advertising provisions and new publisher advertising toolkit. The Telegraph marketing further states that the partnership will see the company move away from ‘static’ advertising inventory.Steve Stiles, Head of Interactive Sport at The Telegraph, commented on Fresh8 advertising provisions: “We are delighted by our technology partnership with Fresh8 for our sport and fantasy content. Fresh8 enable us to offer relevant messaging to our customer base automatically and we have already seen great results. Using the Fresh8 technology for the Mayweather McGregor fight we saw record numbers of conversions, proving this partnership is a win-win for everybody.Fresh8 continues it strong 2017 commercial momentum, having agreed dynamic advertising partnerships with online betting operators’ Coral UK and BetStars.Andrew Sharland, CEO at Fresh8 Gaming backed The Telegraph Group as partners : “The Telegraph is a great partner for us. Their premium sports content fits perfectly with our ambition to provide publishers with tools that enhance the betting conversion journey, while simultaneously removing the burden of ad generation and distribution. By automatically inserting betting messaging into publisher content we are delighted to be helping to generate record results for The Telegraph Media Group. This is one of a series of Tier 1 partnerships we will be announcing in the coming months.”last_img read more

GambleAware calls for creative pitch for new TV marketing campaign

first_img Submit Share UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Related Articles Share GambleAware: Engage those with lived experience of gambling harms August 28, 2020 Industry charity GambleAware seeks a new creative marketing agency, to lead its £7 million TV advertising account.GambleAware is currently planning its next UK marketing campaign, focusing on raising public awareness of problem gambling, targeting ‘low-level players’ who may be at risk of becoming addicts.The industry charity will run its creative marketing pitch through the Incorporated Society of British Advertisers (ISBA), which has sent out briefs to marketing agencies.The multi-channel marketing campaign will be paid for by UK licensed betting operators, and will receive further support by broadcasters who will commit free media slots to help promote GambleAware’s message.GambleAware states that it will maintain its relationship with London marketing agency 18 Feet & Rising, as lead corporate creative for its daily operations.Both the UKGC and DCMS have urged for betting stakeholders to improve their funding of  GambleAware, an industry charity that has focused on combatting problem gambling through education, research and trainingDespite, raising £8 million for the year of 2016/2017, GambleAware has detailed to industry leaders that its operational funding is still around 20% shortfall of the target set by the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board. Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more

Black Type celebrates 2nd Birthday with BOG pricing

first_img Irish bookmakers demand clarity on reopening orders June 17, 2020 Paddy Power to reopen English & Irish betting shops in Royal Ascot week June 10, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Submit Irish bookmakers to reopen on 29 June May 28, 2020 Share Stephen Davison – Black TypeRacing specialist online bookmaker Black Type (blacktype.bet), has launched its Best Odds Guaranteed (BOG) prices and markets on all British and Irish horseracing events.Black Type which seeks to become the leading online destination for racing punters of all levels of experience, states that it is committed to delivering its customers the best market prices across its home market racing portfolio.Furthermore, Black Type launches its BOG markets to celebrate its second year in business as an online betting proposition.Stephen Davison, Head of Operations at Black Type, said: “We have always been committed to giving extra value to our customers. Next week marks two years since we launched, and our business and horse racing product has evolved so much that we feel it is the perfect time to introduce Best Odds Guaranteed across all platforms and to all our customers.Black Type BOG markets were launched on Monday 20 August, with the bookmaker targeting a busy week of racing activity.“With four fantastic days of racing at York starting on Wednesday, it is the perfect time to be betting with Black Type and taking advantage of fantastic value at the Ebor meeting and beyond.”last_img read more