Search continues in Bahamas for missing Haitians

first_imgSearch continues in Bahamas for missing Haitians Bahamian Immigration Director William Pratt has issued a warning to Bahamians who may have assisted Haitians who came ashore on the weekend.According to police reports, on Sunday afternoon, a large empty sloop was discovered in Adelaide Village on the Bahamian island of New Providence.No sign of undocumented Haitians However, there were no signs of the Haitian migrants.In an interview with the Tribune, Pratt said he was baffled as to how such a large boat could land so close to the Royal Bahamas Defense Force (RBDF) base and gone undetected.Head of the Department of Immigration’s Enforcement unit, Kirklyn Neely said he believes that between 150 to 250 undocumented migrants were on board the vessel.Meanwhile, as the search continues for the migrants, Neely said immigration officers on Monday apprehended 27 immigrants in an effort to obtain information on persons who landed here. The authorities believe the Haitians had help from people already on New Providence.Pratt, in issuing the warning said anyone found to be hiding them would be jailed, fined or both.Mystery how boat arrived undetected “We do not know how the boat came in undetected. We did a sweep of the main area, but the search was also extended to areas where we know a lot of Haitians are concentrated. So, for the rest of the week, we will be picking up illegal immigrants every day, whether they were on the boat or not, until we get the persons that came on the sloop. Honestly, I do not know how the boat was not seen, with it so close to the base but maybe they need to reevaluate their surveillance – but it’s quite unusual.”The total number of undocumented migrants apprehended by the RBDF for the year is approximately 1,100.The RBDF says half of these apprehensions were made jointly with local immigration and police authorities officers as well as the United States Coast Guard.For more on the missing Haitians, click the link: Search underway for capsized boat with Haitianslast_img read more

President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta to Visit Barbados

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The President of the Republic of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, will pay a three-day official visit to Barbados from August 7.A government statement said that during his visit, he will pay a courtesy call on Governor-General Dame Sandra Mason.It said President Kenyatta will participate in a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Mia Mottley, which will be attended by Ministers with responsibility for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade; Tourism; Health; the Blue Economy; the Environment; Renewable Energy; Investment; Small Business and International Business.Kenyatta will also meet with other Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders and also attend a dinner and cultural evening hosted by Prime Minister Mottley, the statement noted.Kenyatta will also visit Jamaica as part of his visit to the Caribbean.He is expected in Kingston on Monday as Jamaica celebrates its 57th anniversary of political independence from Britain on August 6.A statement from the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) said the visit also provides an opportunity to strengthen bilateral relations between Jamaica and Kenya, focused on the development of an economically strategic partnership through the fostering of trade and investment ties and the promotion of increased technical cooperation in areas such as tourism, education, sport and culture.last_img read more

Celebrate the Grand Opening of the Sunrise Sportsplex on December 11th

first_imgSUNRISE, Florida – The Grand Opening of the City’s newest park – the Sunrise Sportsplex – is set for Wednesday, December 11th, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:00 p.m. Come explore the facility and enjoy refreshments, giveaways and family fun!The great amenities at the Sunrise Sportsplex include:Pinwheel of four youth baseball/softball fieldsFour batting cagesPitcher’s warmup areaTwo-story concession building/scorers’ towerNatural-grass multipurpose fieldLarge covered playgroundButterfly garden and natural wetlandsThe construction of the Sunrise Sportsplex was funded through the City’s voter-approved general obligation (GO) bond referendum.The Sunrise Sportsplex is located at 9101 NW 50th Street, next to Westpine Middle School and across from Banyan Elementary School.last_img read more

#DentalFeature: What Causes A Swollen Tongue?

first_imgPLANTATION, Florida – Does your tongue feel uncomfortably large in your mouth? Perhaps you’re worried you may be having an allergic reaction to something you ate. A doctor or dentist can help discover the cause of your swollen tongue and provide treatment; though, don’t wait for an appointment if you’re also having breathing difficulties. Visit a medical professional immediately.What Causes a Swollen Tongue?The tongue is a versatile muscle that’s vital for eating and speaking, and it doesn’t take long to notice when it feels large and thick. Redness and changes in the surface texture could accompany the swelling. The medical term for a red, inflamed tongue is glossitis, and allergic reactions, injuries, infections and irritants are a few of the most common causes of the condition.An allergic reaction might be due to food, medicine or oral care products. Irritation can be caused by alcohol, tobacco or spicy foods. A skin condition, vitamin deficiency or hormonal issue may also cause tongue swelling. Finally, glossitis is sometimes a symptom of Sjögren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disorder that causes dry mouth.Food AllergensCertain types of food can trigger an oral allergy, marked by an itchy mouth or a swollen tongue, while other foods cause a whole-body allergic reaction that may include the mouth. Typical foods such as apples, melons and pineapples can trigger an oral allergy, and notes that the allergic reaction is often strongest when these fruits are eaten raw. Some foods that may cause a whole-body allergic reaction are eggs, peanuts, fish, shellfish, milk, tree nuts, wheat and soy.Allergic ReactionsAnother term to describe swelling in the tongue, lips and face is angioedema, which means a swelling of deep layers of skin. Angioedema is an allergic reaction that can happen suddenly or over a period. Symptoms that often accompany the allergic reaction are hives, reddened skin, itching in the mouth, nausea, stomach pains, a runny nose and sneezing.A swollen tongue, lips or throat are signs of a serious allergic reaction that can quickly become life-threatening without treatment. If you have swelling around or in your mouth and you have difficulty breathing or swallowing, begin to turn blue, have chest pain or feel faint, seek medical help immediately.How to Treat a Swollen TongueA mild case of swollen tongue often goes away without treatment after a few days. It’s imperative to see a dentist or doctor if your symptoms last longer than a few days, you experience breathing difficulties, or your throat is also swelling. With the appropriate treatment, the swelling will go down. If the swelling is due to a food allergy, antihistamine medication is the usual prescribed treatment.How to Prevent Tongue SwellingIf you know what food or other allergen caused your tongue swelling, you can prevent a repeat episode by avoiding the trigger food or substance. However, sometimes the culprit isn’t obvious. In these cases, keep a diary of what you eat or use in or around your mouth. Whenever you experience swelling or other symptoms, make a note. With your doctor’s help, you should be able to determine which food or product you need to remove from your diet or personal care routine.Although tongue swelling is annoying, it’s often possible to identify the cause and prevent the problem from returning. Speak to your dentist or doctor if you experience this symptom to receive treatment and discuss what steps to take next.Dr Sharon Robinson, DDS, owns and operates the Dental Place in Plantation, Florida, with a second office – the Dental Place Cosmetix Spa in Kingston, Jamaica. She may be contacted at 954-792-1857. Visit their website, www.dentalplace4u.comlast_img read more

Runner proposes to girlfriend at the finish line of the Great North Run.

first_imgThere was love in the air as New Zealander, Jake Robertson went down on one knee to declare his undying love to Kenyan girlfriend and fellow runner, Magdalyne Masai at the finish line of the Great North Run half marathon in Newcastle. Robertson had just finished the race six seconds behind Olympic legend, Mo Farah.23-year-old Masai who has finished fourth in the women’s race, approached her boyfriend of six years to congratulate him but was left stunned by his sudden romantic gesture as he asked her to be his wife. The crowd cheered as she gladly accepted.Speaking with the media, Jake Robertson (27) said: “I didn’t have it planned or anything. In the last mile it just randomly came to my mind that today was the day. Six years together and I thought it was due time. We’ve been speaking about it for a long time.”Congratulations to the lovebirds! Relatedlast_img read more

Sky Betting & Gaming optimises payment capabilities with Worldpay

first_img StumbleUpon Related Articles PokerStars moves to refresh global appeal with ‘I’M IN’ August 18, 2020 Submit Share Share BGC: Charities win big as bookies take beating in Britannia Stakes June 19, 2020 EFL urges government to rethink gambling sponsorship ban July 3, 2020 Peter Wickes – WorldPaySky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) has selected FTSE-listed payment provider Worldpay to be its lead payment system, as the firm seeks to optimise its player experience and engagement throughout its digital verticals.Following a review of industry payment providers and their capabilities, SB&G development has chosen Worldpay to lead payment processing as the bookmaker seeks to create an optimal ‘seamless’ experience for its customers.Commenting on the partnership, Andrew Sacre, Product Owner for Payments for SB&G stated that Worldpay’s eCommerce offering could sustain the capacity of SB&G’s busiest periods during peak times.“Providing customers with a sophisticated digital experience is an absolute priority for us, which means supporting a growing number of emerging payment options, including Apple Pay. We wanted a payments partner with not only the industry expertise but the pedigree in new and exciting technologies and products to join us in some of the exciting plans we have for the years ahead. The digital gambling and payments space continues to evolve, driven by changing consumer habits and innovative new technologies, and Worldpay’s unique insight into customer patterns will be key to delivering a market-leading service.”Moving the partnership forward, Worldpay further helps SB&G with its new market expansion strategy as the operator builds on its home success. Peter Wickes, VP of Business Development, Global eCom at Worldpay welcomed the SB&G agreement stating;“By working with more than 150 of the biggest names in the industry, we pride ourselves on the market-leading expertise we offer to the gambling sector. With mobile betting expected to account for 40% of the online gambling market within the next 12 months, it is imperative that operators deliver the very best mobile gambling experience to punters. Introducing Apple Pay is an exciting move from Sky Betting & Gaming, and we look forward to supporting their continued innovation and growth into 2017.”last_img read more

GBGB praises Ladbrokes Coral’s commitment to ‘rebuilding greyhound racing’

first_img Revenues down 11% but product depth helps GVC through lockdown July 16, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Share GVC ‘surprised’ at widening of HMRC’s Turkey investigation July 21, 2020 GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Related Articles Share Barry FaulknerBarry Faulkner the Chief Executive of the Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) has praised Ladbrokes Coral’s governance for committing to pay a voluntary levy on greyhound turnover taken from remote wagers.Yesterday, FTSE-listed Ladbrokes Coral issued a corporate statement detailing that it would pay a ‘voluntary levy to greyhound racing based on off shore greyhound turnover from the start of 2018.’Ladbrokes Coral CEO Jim Mullen detailed to stakeholders, that the bookmaker wanted to ‘rebuild the sport’ of greyhound racing and that a voluntary levy would contribute much-needed investment towards infrastructure and animal welfare.Mullen further stated that Ladbrokes Coral’s support would be ‘unconditionally’, making its payments through the British Greyhound Racing Fund or the body advised by Lord Lipsey’s review of the sport, which is currently ongoing.Updating the market, Barry Faulkner backed Mullen and Ladbrokes Coral’s commitment to greyhound racing commenting;“Following our protracted talks with bookmaker representatives over the last two years and the appointment of Lord Lipsey by DCMS to assist with those talks earlier this year, the announcement is welcome news. The BGRF voluntary levy income has halved over the last few years with the major bookmakers, other than Bet365, making no contribution from their offshore operations. We hope that other operators will follow suit and agree to extend the voluntary levy to their remote operations. Hopefully, this will begin a process whereby the chronic underfunding of greyhound racing comes to an end. The additional revenue will help to ensure that sport can maintain the highest standards of welfare and integrity.”last_img read more

Ireland revamps ‘Control Bill’ seeking to create new independent industry regulator

first_img Irish bookmakers to reopen on 29 June May 28, 2020 Paddy Power to reopen English & Irish betting shops in Royal Ascot week June 10, 2020 Related Articles Share Submit StumbleUpon Irish bookmakers demand clarity on reopening orders June 17, 2020 Share The Irish government has tabled a proposition for the betting/gambling sectors to be overseen by a new independent regulatory body.The mandate for an independent regulator has been propositioned by Irish Minister of State for Equality and Integration David Stanton, who seeks to amend provisions of the country’s Gambling Control Bill.The 2013 bill proposed the development of a ‘gambling control office’ under the control of the Department of Justice, an initiative which has not been pursued by the Irish government.Stakeholder concerns have been raised with regards to Irish gambling legislative frameworks, as the country has no centralised body to monitor/guide the industry.Stanton proposes that an independent regulator should be created to oversee the Irish gambling sector on policy and legislation related to advertising standards, social responsibility, sector research/funding and treatment of problem gambling.Furthermore, a revamped Control Bill will include changes to Ireland’s licensing system for all industry verticals (retail and digital)The development of an independent regulatory body is reported to have bipartisan political support for its amendments, which are considered overdue as Ireland looks to revamp its existing industry regulatory framework.Leading the mandate, Stanton states that he will speak to industry leadership on the creation of a new regulatory body, seeking to gain a fair representation of all Irish gambling stakeholders.Sharon Byrne Chair of the Irish Bookmakers Association welcomed the initiative to create a new regulator for Irish betting.  Stanton will seek to deliver the regulatory body’s first draft by end of 2018.last_img read more

The Stars Group unveils World Cup £100 Million Challenge

first_imgShare PokerStars moves to refresh global appeal with ‘I’M IN’ August 18, 2020 Share Restructured GVC sidelines Oddschecker affiliate services  July 8, 2020 Submit ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon The Stars Group, through its flagship PokerStars, BetStars and PokerStars Casino brands, has announced the biggest prize in online sports betting with the launch of the Stars £100 Million Challenge. The competition puts punters 64 correct selections away from winning a life-changing prize of £100 million during this summer’s much anticipated World Cup.Straightforward and free to enter, this contest is open to adults in the U.K, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland, who must correctly select all 64 results (simply as a win, lose or draw prediction) from this summer’s spectacular football tournament. If all are correctly selected, the winner will take home the lump-sum £100 million bounty, if more than one person wins, the prize will be shared equally.Each eligible player has one free entry. However, players can gain additional entries by completing challenges at the PokerStars, BetStars and PokerStars Casino gaming sites, where millions of Stars customers play for winning moments.In addition to this historic top prize, every entrant whether on web, mobile or desktop – will be entered onto the Leaderboard Challenge where there are 1,000 prizes up for grabs. With points awarded for correct predictions.The Leaderboard Challenge allows entrants to track their progress against friends, relatives and neighbours, with the top 1,000 entrants awarded a selection of prizes from $10,000 in cash and a $30,000 PokerStars Players No-Limit Hold’em Championship(PSPC), Platinum Pass to PokerStars Spin & Go tickets, BetStars free bets and PokerStars Casino bonus spins.last_img read more

Bethard Group becomes the latest to join IBIA

first_img Superbet highlights integrity commitment with IBIA membership July 9, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Bethard Group has become the latest gambling operator to join the recently rebranded International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) which will see the duo work together to work together to monitor integrity and betting activity.Under the new partnership, Bethard Group’s two sports betting brands Bethard and Fastbet will now feed into the association’s global monitoring and alert system. Khalid Ali, Secretary General of the International Betting Integrity Association, said: “The inclusion of Bethard is another important landmark in the association’s growth and further cements our reputation as the home of responsible operators committed to protecting the integrity of sports betting markets. Our global monitoring and alert platform continues to expand and I am delighted to welcome Bethard to the association.”The deal continues the association’s membership growth, which now includes around 50 online and retail brands. Erik Skarp, CEO of Bethard, added: “We have once again proven our commitment to support the fight against the manipulation of sports. As a company we firmly believe that co-operation and collaboration is the only way to combat sports manipulation. We have always done our best to build a strong partnership with industry stakeholders. “Protecting our growing betting brands from manipulation is a core component of our corporate policy to ensure that our consumers are able to engage in a fair and safe betting market. No other body has the combined scope and strength of the International Betting Integrity Association’s alert platform and policy engagement with sports and regulatory authorities to help facilitate that.“Membership of the world’s leading integrity body corresponds with our vision to take Bethard to the top of the regulated sports betting market.”Bethard Group will be represented in ‘high-level policy discussions’ by the IBIA while also gaining access to its monitoring and alert platform – an anti-corruption tool that detects and reports suspicious activity on its members’ betting markets. The association has longstanding information sharing partnerships with sports and gambling regulators to utilise its data and prosecute corruption, representing the sector at high-level policy discussion forums such as the IOC, United Nations, Council of Europe and European Commission. IBIA: Australia has made no progress on safeguarding sports integrity   July 28, 2020 Submit IBIA – MGA must adopt coherent approach on sports betting customer disputes   July 21, 2020last_img read more