Broward High school students complete JA Fellows business and leadership program

first_imgStoneman Douglas awardees Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) students recently completed Junior Achievement’s (JA) Fellows business and leadership program for high school students.The 18-week entrepreneurship program is designed to inspire high school students to develop, grow and foster a successful enterprise. As participants of the JA Fellows program, students gained real-world business experience by working in teams of 15-20 to conceptualize, capitalize and manage their own small business.The program culminated with a competition at JA World Huizenga Center at Broward College. This year, finalists from 10 high school student-led companies, mentored by volunteer business professionals, went head-to-head at the program’s finale. Each team showcased and presented their company’s success to an impressive group of business leaders serving as guest judges.Students competed for scholarships, awards and the coveted title of Company of the Year, which was awarded to team Wov-In from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.  Team Wov-In also received awards for Best Commercial and Best Annual Report. Team Hydrowalkers from McFatter Technical High School received the Best Stage Presentation award.Individual awards for Outstanding Young Business Person were presented to Erika Alban, McFatter Technical High School, Abigail Hyde and Aquilla Williams, Atlantic Technical High School and Vanessa Zetrenne, College Academy at Broward College, who also each received a $10,000 Horatio Alger Junior Achievement scholarship.“A program like JA Fellows helps to provide students with vital work readiness skills, such as customer service, inventory management and market research,” said Laurie Sallarulo, president and CEO of Junior Achievement of South Florida. “Like any successful small business startup, the student companies must also create robust financial management and communication plans. These are useful skills that will benefit their future employers and provide a successful framework for the next generation of entrepreneurs.”last_img read more

US Border Patrol Arrest Over 1,000 Illegal Haitians in One Month

first_imgDEL RIO, Texas, CMC – The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency says officers assigned to the Del Rio Sector in Texas have arrested over 1,000 Haitian nationals in less than one month.Earlier in June, nearly 200 Haitian immigrants were arrested over a one week period at the same Del Rio station in Texas. As tension continues to mount in Haiti, with ongoing riots, the United States has seen a significant increase in immigrants at the border this year.“Our agents are seeing a rise in Haitian nationals entering the country illegally which presents challenges that we are meeting head-on,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Raul L. Ortiz in a statement on Friday. “We will continue to do everything we can to care for these family units with small children.”CBP said that, since June 10, agents in Del Rio Sector have arrested over 1,000 Haitian nationals, which include a group of over 100 on June 22 and a group of over 200 on June 24.Prior to June 10, Del Rio Sector had arrested only 17 Haitian nationals this fiscal year, CBP said.“This demographic is unique in that most are family units with a biological minor child who is a national of a third country, usually in South America. About 800 of the 1,000 apprehensions are members of a family unit, and include over 230 minor children who are nationals of a third country, such as Brazil and Chile.”CBP said many of these family units have resided in Chile and other South American countries, for several years, prior to departing for the United States.Del Rio Sector’s total apprehensions to date this year are in excess of 40,000, already more than double the total number of arrests made during the previous fiscal year.According to CBP, more than 34,000 of the individuals arrested this year, over 80 percent, are from about 49 countries other than Mexico.The arrest of the Haitians come as Caribbean American Democratic Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke late last month voted in favor a US$4.5 billion emergency border supplemental appropriations bill in the US House of Representatives that she said would address the “urgent humanitarian situation” at the southern United States border.“The bill provides significant funding for priorities to meet the needs of vulnerable children, including food, water, medical services, legal assistance, support services for unaccompanied children, alternatives to detention and refugee services,” Clarke, the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, who represents the 9th Congressional District in Brooklyn.She said the bill, also known as H.R. 3401, also contains “important oversight provisions to hold the (Trump) administration accountable and to insist the administration start to protect the rights of immigrants.last_img read more

Sir Garfield Sobers Pays Tribute to Fellow Cricketer Malcolm Nash Following…

first_imgWest Indian cricket legend Sir Garfield Sobers watches the first day of the second Test cricket match between Sri Lanka and the West Indies at the P. Sara Oval Cricket Stadium in Colombo on October 22, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ Ishara S. KODIKARA (Photo credit should read Ishara S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images) LONDON, England, CMC – West Indies legend Sir Garfield Sobers has paid tribute to Malcolm Nash, a former Glamorgan bowler he once famously hit for six sixes in an over, saying they remained good friends despite the battering.All-rounder Nash, a left-arm bowler who played for Glamorgan, died Wednesday at age 74.He received the punishment from Sobers, then with Nottinghamshire, in a county match at Swansea in 1968.It was an iconic moment in world sport because it was the first time a bowler had been hit for 36 in an over in first-class cricket.Paying tribute to Malcolm Nash, Sobers, 83, said: “He was a good friend of mine and we always kept that friendship. He was a nice man.“We played against each other and I was fortunate to hit six sixes against him, but things never changed. As far as we were concerned we were always friends in spite of what happened on the cricket field.”Sobers said Nash had kept his sense of humour despite being hit for six sixes.“When we were asked to go up to be interviewed afterwards I looked back over my shoulder and saw him smiling,” said Sobers.“I said, ‘Mally, what are you smiling at?’ And he said, ‘I want you to know you could not have achieved this without me’!”Sobers said he recalled Nash driving from Wales to London last year when he was there.“He (Nash) was writing his new book and he asked him me to look at his book and sign it. I am very shocked and it is sad to hear (of his passing).”Nash took 993 first-class wickets between 1966 and 1983 and was Glamorgan’s leading wicket-taker when they won the County Championship in 1969.last_img read more

Buju Banton Reveals Title of Upcoming Album: “Upside Down”

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica – Buju Banton’s new album finally has a title.The veteran deejay revealed the name of his new album during an interview in Kenya last month. He told Silverstar – NRG Radio “My next album is coming out in April.[…] It’s called Upside Down, and Upside Down promises to be something excited. It will not make you think upside down, it will set your right side up after seeing all that is upside down”, he said.The album will be his 13th studio album –  – his first since Before the Dawn in 2010. Last week, Buju hosted a small group of local and international media at Tuff Gong Studio in Kingston, Jamaica, where played several tracks off the album.According to Buju Banton, the album comprises of 20 tracks. Why? “Because it’s 2020… and another reason, after a 10-year absence, we try to give the people some music for that missing time.”The deejay also recently shared via Instagram that he was in the studio with popular American music producer and artiste, Pharrell Williams. Pharrell is responsible for some of the most popular hits of Rihanna, Madonna, Jay-Z, among other artists. The post has sparked excitement among fans that believe Pharrell will produce music on Buju’s project.Also set for a release in April is a special 10″ vinyl edition of Trust/Steppa. Each song comes with the A Cappella and Instrumental Version. The record will be out on April 18, exclusive for Record Store Day in a limited edition of 2500 copies.last_img read more

FIFA Reject English FA Request On Portuguese Player Transfer

first_imgLISBON, PORTUGAL – JULY 29: Sporting CP midfielder Adrien Silva from Portugal during the Five Violins Trophy match between Sporting CP and AC Fiorentina at Estadio Jose Alvalade on July 29, 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Carlos Rodrigues/Getty Images)Immediate past English champions Leicester City have been dealt a big blow after world football’s governing body, FIFA, rejected the English Football Association (FA)’s request to veto Adrien Silva’s move to the club.Leicester City and Sporting Lisbon agreed a £22m for the transfer of the Portuguese international midfielder but the move didn’t materialise after FIFA said the Foxes submitted the paperwork for the transfer after the August 31 transfer deadline had expired by 14 seconds.FIFA thereafter withheld his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) so that Leicester City won’t be able to register him.With the latest development, Leicester City have to wait until the January transfer reopens before they can add Silva to their playing squad.Adrien Silva was a direct replacement for England international Danny Drinkwater, who left for champions Chelsea in a £35m deal on deadline day. The club’s inability to secure his transfer now means they have to stick with Wilfred Ndidi, Matty James and Andy King as their midfield options till January.RelatedLeaked! Iheanacho In Leicester City Shirt (Photo)July 30, 2017In “England”Manchester City Sign Mahrez In Club Record DealJuly 10, 2018In “England”Danny Drinkwater Hands Transfer Request To Leicester City Amidst Chelsea InterestAugust 30, 2017In “England”last_img read more

NEIN! EC states the German amended betting treaty is unfit for business purpose

first_img Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 Submit MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Related Articles Share Hopes of progressing Germany’s licensed sports betting agenda have been further dashed by the European Commission, who have dismissed new legislation presented in the ‘Second State Treaty’ as a ‘non-viable solution’.  Pressured by industry stakeholders and sporting bodies, German officials rushed to present new amendments to the EU last October, with the purpose of amending the national gambling framework and fast tracking licensed sports betting.Backed by a number of German cross-party ministers, the amendments presented in the Second Treaty would lift the Controversial Hesse 20-operator cap which had been dismissed by European courts for breaching EU competition laws and business practices.The new provisions presented, called for temporary betting permits to be issued to 35 applicant operators allowing them to service the German sports betting market until 2018 when Bundestag constituencies aim to release a new nationwide gambling framework.However, this week German media reports that the EC has contacted the German government stating that its provisional state treaty is an unworkable solution for industry stakeholders and business purposes.German lawmakers will now return to the drawing board with regards to creating a workable sports betting regulatory framework.  Since the failure of its original sports betting licensing framework, the state of Hesse no longer commands the directive of national sports betting provisions. Mateusz Juroszek – Non-stop STS will expand amid industry disruptions August 12, 2020last_img read more

49’s restructures executive management following departure of David Purvis as CEO

first_img Related Articles Share Share Miles PhilipsFixed odds ‘numbers betting’ supplier 49’s Ltd has confirmed the departure of David Purvis as company CEO. Purvis served 49’s Ltd for over 3 years and has left to pursue new challenges as he seeks to expand his consultancy business.Mike jones Chairman of 49’s confirmed the departure of Purvis, stating that the company would not replace the position but restructure its management by promoting Miles Philips Director of Marketing to the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO).“The Board would like to thank David for his commitment to the role and contribution in driving the company forward in the past 3 years. We all wish him luck with his new ventures.” Jones Stated49’s Ltd provides numbers betting to over 10,500 licenced betting shops in the UK & Ireland and claims to be first company to bring the popular Virtual Racing to betting industry operators.Taking on the role of COO, Miles Philips stated “This is a very exciting opportunity and is another key chapter in my long 49’s career. I am looking forward to maintaining the reputation of 49’s as the provider of quality betting opportunities that set industry standards”. StumbleUpon Paddy Power to reopen English & Irish betting shops in Royal Ascot week June 10, 2020 Submit Irish bookmakers demand clarity on reopening orders June 17, 2020 SIS expands into the numbers game with 49’s takeover  June 29, 2020last_img read more

Yggdrasil makes its move in Georgia with Adjarabet deal

first_img SBC Digital Summit: A crash course in adaptability and resilience  April 27, 2020 StumbleUpon Yggdrasil Gaming selects SBC Summit to showcase latest innovations February 17, 2020 Share Submit Flutter continues to feel the effect of FOBT ruling during Q3 November 7, 2019 Related Articles Share Casino games provider Yggdrasil has continued to expand its global footprint after agreeing a deal with Adjarabet, the largest online operator in Georgia.The agreement will see Yggdrasil games made available in the jurisdiction for the first time, while Adjarabet will also gain access to BOOST™, Yggdrasil’s in-game promotional tools which enhance gamification via missions, tournaments and social sharing.Fredrik Elmqvist, CEO at Yggdrasil Gaming, commented: “This is a significant moment in Yggdrasil’s growth, with our first entry into the fast-growing Georgian market.“Georgia is an exciting market where Yggdrasil sees strong growth potential, so we are thrilled to have partnered with such a successful operator. Adjarabet has a dedicated and passionate customer base, and I’m sure its customers will enjoy Yggdrasil’s range of world-class titles.”Adjarabet Head of Casino Tom Hutchinson said: “Yggdrasil’s premium games will considerably bolster our offering, and I expect our players to appreciate the increased variety and quality of games on offer.“We are particularly excited to make use of Yggdrasil’s range of in-game promotional tools, which have never been deployed in Georgia. We aim to maintain our position as the leading online operator in Georgia, and agreements such as this one ensure we continue to build and raise the industry standard.”last_img read more

Sea The Sun leads BetBright’s quest for Tipster Challenge glory

first_img Submit StumbleUpon Better Collective moves fast to mitigate COVID-19 as esports journey begins May 15, 2020 Share Better Collective secures esports vision by acquiring for €35m February 28, 2020 Share ‘Better for Bettors’: Better Collective’s formalised approach to sustainable development June 15, 2020 BetBright Marketing Communications Manager Conor White has signed up for a second shot at the Tipster Challenge in today’s eight-race meet at Pontefract.During the Jump Season Tipster Challenge back in March, it was a case of the wrong horses coming up trumps for White, who landed three winners for just 3.62 points.This time around, he is chasing down competition leader Sarah Shannon (OneBet), who sits on top of the pile after collecting 10.38 points at Hamilton in June.Stephen Harris, the horse racing guru at bettingexpert, is still in second place with an average of 8.60 points after 11 weeks of action.____________________________________2:10bettingexpert: Bollin TedCan complete a hat-trick with his stable in terrific form.BetBright: Bollin TedIn fine fettle and can land a third win in a row if acting on the ground, went on GS last time and battled well.____________________________________2:40bettingexpert: Chief JusticeBred to be useful and can make a winning debut.BetBright: DowitcherThis has cut up to look a weak contest and newcomer Dowitcher is suggested for warm connections.____________________________________3:10bettingexpert: SpinartHad an excuse last time and had been shaping well in defeat previously.BetBright: SpinartPam Sly trained 4yo is dropped in trip and might find this suiting better, should go on soft ground and has ability than shown to date.____________________________________3:40bettingexpert: Hot BeatHas become expensive to follow but could be revived by a first-time hood and a drop in class.BetBright: IcefallCourse and Distance winner who will go on the ground is dropped in class and should go close for Tim Easterby.____________________________________4:10bettingexpert: Seamster (Nap of the Day)Has been knocking loudly on the door at this level and should go very close if ridden forwards from a plum draw in stall one.BetBright: Sea The Sun (Nap of the Day)Will handle the ground and goes well here, has a very handy claim and is dropped in grade.____________________________________4:40bettingexpert: Echo Of LightningShould get a positive ride and will take plenty of passing.BetBright: Echo Of LightningSadly, this is down to four runners but Brian Ellison’s runner is in good form and will love underfoot conditions.____________________________________5:10bettingexpert: Equiano SpringsUnexposed after just five career starts and could be very well handicapped off this lowly mark.BetBright: Harwoods VolanteMight be able to dominate these and is on a fair mark to score this afternoon.____________________________________5:40bettingexpert: Thornaby NashHas caught the eye in defeat a couple of times this summer in big fields and might improve for more positive tactics.BetBright: Bucacaneers CoveNot won yet for Fahey but shouldn’t be dismissed and in a wide open contest can do better than form to date at a big price.____________________________________ 1Sarah Shannon – OneBet210.38 2Stephen Harris – bettingexpert1.828.60 3Edward Rycroft – LeoVegas37.80 4Harry Lang – Pinnacle47.00 5Alexman – OLBG25.10 6Tim Reynolds – Sun Bets25.00 7Steven Mullington – 888sport24.57 8Ben Cleminson – Square in the Air24.50 9Conall McSorley – Metric Gaming14.00 10Michael Robinson – Betsafe13.50 11Charlie McCann – BetVictor12.25 12Alex Donohue – ODDSbible12.00 13Rupert Adams – William Hill10.50 RankTipsterRace WinsPoints Related Articleslast_img read more

William Hill expands on digital and international exposure as it announces 900 store closures

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Related Articles Submit 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 FTSE betting group William Hill Plc continues its strategic realignment focusing on international growth and digital transformation, as the bookmaker announces the closure of 900 betting shops across the UK.The operator revealed in its full-year trading statement this week that it had suffered a 15 per cent drop in operating profits. Despite numerous 2018 setbacks, the bookmaker’s digital division and US operations have delivered “excellent growth”.Speaking to investors at William Hill’s November 2018 ‘Capital Markets Day’, group Chief Executive Philip Bowcock, outlined that tough directives would be undertaken in order ‘remodel William Hill’s retail proposition’. The announcement to shop closures follows the acceptance of William Hill’s €270 million acquisition of Stockholm-listed MRG Group, which governance expects to close by the end of the month Updating investors this week, Philip Bowcock, CEO, said that 2018 was a pivotal year for the company and for the bookmaking industry – “We now have greater clarity around the key challenges and opportunities for our business. “In 2019 we will remodel our retail offer while building a digitally led international business underpinned by a sustainable approach as part of our Nobody Harmed ambition. Since PASPA was repealed in the US, William Hill has gone live in seven states, with proposals to expand in a number of others following liberalisation.Bowcock added: “With rapid expansion underway in the US, building on profitable foundations, and the acquisition of Mr Green nearing completion, we look forward to making further progress this year.”It is expected that a number of shops will close in a matter of weeks due to the projected revenue losses the group is expecting as a result of the fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) scale-back.The stake reduction to £2 from £100 is expected to have detrimental effects for UK bookmakers. Gamesys tops list for GambleAware Q1 donations July 10, 2020 Sharelast_img read more