Black Florida: Pompano Beach by artist Johanne Rahaman at BaCA February…

first_imgBlack Florida: Pompano Beach by artist Johanne Rahaman at BaCA February 3Johanne Rahaman is an emerging documentary photographer, working in both digital and film formats since 2002.  Her latest work, Black Florida, has been profiled in New Yorker magazine. The collection is an ongoing photographic archive of shifting urban and rural spaces occupied by the Black communities throughout the State of Florida. Rahaman’s images consists of environmental portraits, landscape, architectural and still life images, underscoring the urgency and importance of recording these neighborhoods that are in a constant state of flux.In February, 2017, BaCA will exhibit the images as a result of her focus on Pompano Beach in honor of Black History month, and as a continuing narrative that began with last year’s exhibit, “What’s Your Story?” that showcased portraits of Pompano Beach’s black community in the 1930s. Rahaman’s drive for documenting these communities that mirror her hometown; the stigmatized Laventille Hills of Trinidad, was born out of a sense of duty to offer the public an alternative view of Black ghettos, and ghetto life, unashamedly, as a sense of place, as home.In the absence of newsworthy events, her work takes a look at the simplicities and the complexities of entrepreneurship, beauty, sensuality, aging, mortality, youth, and resilience within the African Diaspora.“Black Florida” is supported by the Economic Hardship Reporting Project (EHRP), an organization who aims to change the national conversation around both poverty and economic insecurity. They commission stories – from narrative features to photo essays and video – that put a human face on financial instability. They fund and place their reportage and photojournalism in renowned and popular sites and magazines, from The New York Times to Slate to MSNBC.last_img read more

Child abuse on the rise in Trinidad

first_imgThe Children’s Authority of Trinidad and Tobago has reportedly identified 10,000  potential cases of child abuse in the last two years.In some instances the Authority’s hotline may have received multiple reports of abuse regarding one child.The Authority said that to date, almost 8,000 cases are receiving attention and so far, over 3,000 investigations have been completed and more than 700 families have been counselled.Additionally, the Authority has licensed nine children’s homes and over 300 visits have been conducted at more than 40 Community Residences throughout Trinidad and Tobago, to ensure compliance with legislative standards.70,000 child abuse cases recorded in Jamaica in eight yearslast_img read more

Suriname announces new immigration measures for Chinese nationals

first_imgThe President of Suriname Desi Bouterse has announced a significant decrease in the fees paid by illegal Chinese immigrations to regularize their status in the country even as the authorities said that they had deported 61 foreigners including 22 Chinese nationals in January.According to the official figures released, the authorities also deported 27 Brazilians, nine Guyanese, two Dutch and a Congolese national last month after they failed to regularize their status.Marking Chinese New YearSpeaking at celebrations to mark the Chinese New Year on Friday, Bouterse said that illegal Chinese nationals would now have a three-month period to pay US$ 2,000 in order to regularize their status.The announcement was welcomed by another parliamentarian, Stephan Tsang, a Chinese descent, who has on several occasions voiced his concern regarding the legalization process and fees for illegal Chinese immigrants.Fee can go lowerTsang told reporters he was surprised by the move adding “we are happy with the gesture, but I think the amount can go lower”.When the project ‘Legalization of illegal foreigners’ was launched in September 2017 it was established that nationals from Caribbean and South-American nations would have to pay US$600, while illegal aliens from elsewhere, including those from china, were asked to pay US$3,000.The authorities estimate that as many as 15,000 foreigners reside illegally in Suriname.last_img read more

Tottenham Midfielder Gets Surprise England Call Up

first_imgTottenham midfielder Harry Winks has surprisingly been called up to the England squad ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Slovenia and Lithuania.Winks, 21, was added to the squad by manager Gareth Southgate after the duo of Fabian Delph and Phil Jones pulled out with respective injuries.Winks was initially expected to link up with the England Under-21 squad before the call up to the senior team.A win for England in Thursday’s clash with Slovenia will secure a spot in next year’s World Cup in Russia and left-back Ryan Bertrand is delighted with the state of the team and the healthy competition within the players. He said: “We have fantastic competition for places and that can only be good for the squad.”“We are very much in a positive mindset and the work is not finished. We want to get the six points.“With perhaps my fan’s head on, it would be nice to complete the qualification in front of the home fans and have a decent night at Wembley.” he concluded. RelatedEngland Recall Forster And Delph Ahead Of Slovenia, Lithuania ClashesSeptember 28, 2017In “World Cup”Tammy Abraham Gets England Call UpSeptember 29, 2017In “England”NLD Watch: Tottenham Receive Triple Boost Ahead Of Mammoth ClashNovember 16, 2017In “England”last_img read more

SPOTY 2016 – Murray to Mount up Titles

first_img StumbleUpon Share Related Articles SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 William Hill accelerates transformation agenda to overcome COVID realities August 5, 2020 Submit GVC hails SportsAid programme developing next generation of British athletes August 7, 2020 Share With sixteen nominees as opposed to the usual ten, and still the likes of Chris Froome missing out, it just goes to show that, whilst the rest of us suffered, it’s worth remembering that British sports had a good 2016. Tim Reynolds, Sun BetsAfter the best year of his career to date which pivoted him to number one in the rankings having won Wimbledon, the ATP World Tour and an Olympic gold for good measure  Andy Murray is the strong bookies’ favourite.The gambling world is in serious doubt that anyone else can prevent the Scot from securing another SPOTY title, and the claim of being the only sports star to win it three times.Sun Bets Spokesman Tim Reynolds commented: “Andy Murray is one of the greatest sportsmen in British history, and ought to win SPOTY at an absolute canter- so we rightly make him our 1/10 favourite to hold on to his crown. Of course there’s a risk that the public will tire of voting for him, but equally it’s factored into his price that he’s got a track record of a big fanbase supporting him on the night.”A year of impressive sporting feats from countrymen and women however could mean an upset is on the cards. Mo Farah for instance, is priced as high as 20/1 in places, whilst Alistair Brownlee is generally at the 7/1 mark and Laura Kenny is at 25/1 with Stan James.Also reportedly somewhat in the running is Welsh hero Gareth Bale (best odds of 33/1). Reynolds noted: “There’s a strong case for third favourite Mo Farah at 16/1, much as there was in 2012. He’s a popular character but for whatever reason, doesn’t seem to motivate the public to back him strongly enough- just 8% voted Farah when he won Olympic Gold in the 5000m and 10,000m in 2012.“Quite frankly if 7/1 second favourite Alistair Brownlee wins for helping his brother over the line in an event that almost no Brits watched live, it’ll make a mockery of the award. If two American or Kenyan brothers had done the same thing, denying a Brit of a medal- we’d be calling them cheats!”It’s important to note that this is a public vote, and that following his Olympic heroics Brownlee won hearts and minds when he sacrificed his own race to help brother Jonny cross the finish line in the Triathlon World Series in September.William Hill is so convinced that Murray will make it a hattrick of titles that they’ve opened up betting for who’ll finish second to him. William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams commented: “Andy Murray is nailed on to win this year’s award, in fact we are so sure he will win that we have opened betting for who will finish second to Mr Murray.”last_img read more

Microgaming kicks off 2017 with two ‘highly contrasting’ games

first_img Share Share Submit Soft2Bet: Why diversification of white label products is essential in complex times May 28, 2020 Related Articles Microgaming has kicked off 2017 by launching Huangdi The Yellow Emperor and Life of Riches. Both new games went live on Microgaming and Quickfire operators on January 4.Players can join the emperor on his quest for glory, which captures the Zhuolu battlefield, and features five reels and 25 paylines. Brought to life by a soundtrack using traditional Chinese instruments, it also includes 15 retriggerable free spins and expanding wilds in both the base and free spin games.Huangdi The Yellow Emperor is available on both desktop and mobile, with a 0.25 minimum bet and 30,000.00 credit maximum win.Meanwhile, Life of Riches brings the glitz and glamour of the jet set lifestyle to the slots, with players matching super yachts, sports cars, private jets and much more. The 5×3 reel, 30-line game also includes a multiplier free spin feature where wins are doubled, and a stacked wild within the free spins which provides an additional 2x multiplier.Life of Riches is also available on both desktop and mobile, with a minimum bet of just 0.01 and 120,000.00 credit maximum win.David Reynolds, Games Publisher at Microgaming, commented: “It’s a great way to start the New Year with two games of highly contrasting styles. Of course, both are built around our engaging gameplay features, but the quality of the graphics, animations and sounds are what really bring these games to life.“The game development teams work hard to ensure all facets of the games are true to the theme. For example, in Huangdi, the low symbols were designed to capture Chinese calligraphy, but the creative team had to ensure that the stroke direction and patterns were accurate when recreated digitally.” Delasport elevates online casino offering with Betsoft deal June 3, 2020 Gamesys tops list for GambleAware Q1 donations July 10, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more

Digitain agrees deal to integrate Betsoft Gaming content

first_img Related Articles Submit Digitain has agreed a deal with Betsoft Gaming to integrate the supplier’s full suite of slots and table games into its product portfolio.Suren Khachatryan, DigitainThe platform provider, which recently launched new online sportsbook products in both Austria and Bosnia, will now be able to offer titles such as Sin City Nights, Birds and The Tipsy Tourist to its operator partners, in addition to a range of table games including blackjack and poker.Suren Khachatryan, Digitain CEO, said: “Joining forces with Betsoft Gaming allows us to strengthen our game portfolio with a wide range of new titles and themes. We already offer our partners more than 1,000 games, one of the widest selection on the market.“We also understand the need to balance quantity with quality, which is one of the reasons we partnered with Betsoft. Their games are up there with the best when it comes to mechanics, design, and themes.”Anna Mackney, Account Manager at Betsoft, commented: “This is a huge opportunity for us to put our games in front of more players all over the world. Digitain has impressive expansion plans for the coming year, and we are delighted to be working with them as they enter new markets.”The Digitain Gaming Platform, which includes an integrated payment gateway, bonus engine and CRM system, allows operators to plug-in sportsbook, casino, live dealer, and virtual sports modules. Digitain and LSports double up for simulated tennis roll out June 30, 2020 Share Share Why reliability of service is an integral part of TVBET’s strategy August 6, 2020 StumbleUpon SBC Webinars and Digitain present Finding Value in Untapped Markets July 14, 2020last_img read more

Bookmakers hurt by reports that government will back FOBTs ‘£2 Nightmare Scenario’

first_img Share The UK betting industry has been impacted by fresh speculation that the government will move to implement a £2 bet limit on FOBTs machine wagering.This morning, UK news sources reported that Chancellor Phillip Hammond had accepted the parliamentary recommendations put forward by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), moving to lower FOBTs wagering levels below £10s.On Monday, The Times newspaper had reported that Hammond would move to stall the government’s final judgement on the long-awaited industry triennial review on FOBTs wagering and advertising standards.Parliament insiders had detailed that Hammond and the UK Treasury had concerns regarding a shortfall in taxes generated by FOBTs play, which had not been addressed by policy stakeholders.The news of Hammond’s concerns, had led to further speculation that betting leadership would look to secure a ‘backroom deal’ with the government, seeking to avoid the ‘nightmare scenario’ of a below £10 wagering cut.Nevertheless, this latest twist in FOBTs judgement, has led to an industry-wide share price decline, with all major listed UK betting enterprises recording price drops.As of this morning, shares in William Hill were down as much as 14%, with and an enlarged GVC Holdings, the new owner of Ladbrokes Coral, seeing its share price drop 7%.As yet, neither the UK government or the UKGC have confirmed any final judgement on FOBTs wagering, apart from confirming to industry stakeholders that a reduction in stake wagering will be sanctioned. Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 StumbleUpon Share UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 Related Articles Submitlast_img read more

McCourt brothers invest in Dugout football community seeking MENA expansion

first_img FDJ’s ParionsSport extends Olympique de Marseille sponsorship August 10, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Share Submit Top 50 clubs suffer €751m decline in brand value July 31, 2020 Digital football community, Dugout (Dugout.com) has secured £8.2 million in its latest venture funding round, which the company will use to expand its technology offering and further support growth in the MENA (Middle East/ North Africa) region.Dugout’s funding round has been led by renowned US sports investors the McCourt brothers (David and Frank), who between them own the LA Marathon and French Ligue 1 football club Olympique De Marseille.David McCourtFurthermore, David McCourt is also the founder of ALTV.com, one of the fastest growing free streaming services for the MENA region. Backing Dugout David McCourt commented“Dugout represents an excellent opportunity to capitalize on two significant global trends. Firstly, the huge demand for great, original and highly-personalized content. Secondly, the soaring popularity of football in practically every market. Dugout has already done what many thought impossible by bringing the world’s top clubs together in one shared enterprise. Now, we want to use this excellent foundation to grow a truly iconic company that inspires fans and brands the world over.”“Our collaboration with Dugout will also enhance the company’s tech capabilities and enable it to grow its audience in strategically important markets. For example, the partnership between Dugout and ALTV will deliver exclusive access to original content for football fans across the Middle East and North Africa.”The Dugout platform seeks to revolutionise football content, and day-to-day audience engagement with clubs, athletes and brands. Dugout has created a football first social community, in which participating members can upload exclusive videos, content, news, games, information to global audiences.Football clubs that have launched Dugout communities include; Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Chelsea FC, Liverpool and Arsenal.Elliot Richardson – DugoutElliot Richardson, Founder and Chairman of Dugout, commented on securing the firm’s latest funding round;“We are delighted to have secured both the Series A funding round and strategic capital investment, led by Frank and David McCourt. Frank and David bring with them decades of commercial success, experience and entrepreneurial zeal – they are fantastic partners as we move into the next phase of our development as a business.”“We’re thrilled with how popular the platform has proven so far with fans, as well as the brands and commercial partners we’ve brought into the fold. This investment keeps that momentum going and partnerships with innovators like ALTV and Alchemy Media both enhance our technology offering and open up key markets like the Middle East and North Africa, where we know our club partners have such huge support.” Share Dugout upgrades content outreach capacity with Sportal365 June 9, 2020last_img read more

6 of the Best – KamaGames’ Sam Forrest

first_img Share Submit Share BGC – Scotland and Wales must come clear on casino reopenings July 28, 2020 Related Articles England’s casinos to reopen on 1 August July 17, 2020 This week’s 6 of the Best comes from Sam Forrest, Director of Global Communications and Content at KamaGames.Keep reading to find out more about South East Asian delights, a musical conundrum and betting regrets.Best HolidayI got to disappear for 4 weeks over last Christmas and visit South East Asia. I managed to get to Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand with the highlight definitely being a tiny island between Malaysia and Thailand called Koh Lipe. A very chilled out spot with great diving and cold beer – what else could you need!? Wearing shoes upon my return was definitely a challenge as was dealing with going from a 30 degree to a -2 degree climate. Needless to say flights are already being researched for next Christmas although a couple of weeks on the Croatian islands between now and then would be a bonus!Best albumI honestly don’t have one as there are simply too many choices to pick. That said, a staple on vinyl, CD, MP3 and Spotify in one way or another over the years are Raising Hell by Run-DMC and Licenced to Ill by Beastie Boys.Best sporting experienceIt’s was definitely my first visit to Twickenham years ago to see England vs Scotland. Sadly, I don’t actually remember most of the game due to being in a “very sociable” section surrounded by gentlemen who insisted on sharing hipflasks, but needless to say it was a great day, with a great atmosphere… apparently.Best filmTricky as it really depends on mood. I am a real action and sci-fi fan so 13 Hours and BlackHawk Down are going to be up there but I think good old Alien is going to win this one.Best BookLightening by Dean Koontz, a fantastic book. I’ve acquired several copies over the years and normally have a copy with me when I am away on holiday. Oh and I also have a version on my phone just in case. After all, who doesn’t like time travelling Nazis.Best BetWell it should have been at this year’s Grand National with Ucello Conti at £100 to win which would have meant a rather pleasant rest of the weekend for yours truly. Then of course, the 3rd fence from the end changed a night at the Hawksmore to a night at AbraKebabra…. So, a great bet, but not a great result (these were not the calm words I chose to use at the time I hasten to add). StumbleUpon Scottish government lifts shop restrictions on bookmakers July 13, 2020last_img read more