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first_imgA former businessman turned drug addict who faked his kidnapping was found guilty and sentenced in a Trinidad Court on Thursday.The convicted man Ramdeo Mathura, 58, had spent all his money buying drugs and then reported to police that he was kidnapped and his money stolen by a man named Shabba. He was convicted for wasteful employment of police time.He told the court he and his wife were going through a divorce and he turned to drugs.The court heard that on May 10 the defendant told a policeman that he was robbed of his $60 wallet and $220 by a man whom he knew as Shabba.He told the officer that after the robbery he was taken to the Shabba’s home at Mt Moriah San Fernando and kept against his will.He said the following day Shabba took him to Republic Bank, Lower High Street, San Fernando where he was told to withdraw cash but he did not have a card to be able to withdraw the money. Mathura then pointed out the man he identified as ‘Shabba outside Republic Bank and identified him as Shabba.”Both men were taken to the San Fernando police station.After hearing the police inform Shabba of the offence committed, Mathura then admitted he made a false report. He was slapped with a fine of TT$1,000 or three months.last_img read more


first_imgA soggy outfield at the Brian Lara Stadium forced the abandonment of the third Twenty20 International between West Indies and South Africa in Trinidad and Tobago on Sunday.The match was scheduled to begin at 4 pm but the impaired outfield, resulting from rain, ensured that players remained off the field.Inspections by officials at 4 pm and then again at 5:45 pm, failed to bring any good news as conditions remained unfit for play.West Indies lead the five-match series 2-0 after winning the opening match in Barbados by 17 runs last Monday at Kensington Oval and taking the second game by nine wickets last Friday here.The fourth T20 International is set for Thursday, also at the Brian Lara Stadium.last_img


first_imgFlorida has earned the unfortunate reputation as the US’ epicenter of COVID-19. For several successive days Florida has broken records for infections, reaching another record of 5511 new infections in a 24-hour period on Wednesday. In an ironic twist, the spike of infections in Florida, and South Florida in particular, on Wednesday New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a 14-day quarantine for Floridians traveling to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. But it’s not only the Tr-state region that’s exercising caution in having visitors from Florida. Officials and residents, including Caribbean nationals, in Canada are also weary of visitors coming from Florida and other US regions. A similar scenario applies to South Floridians anxious to travel to Jamaica to visit relatives. “My own wife told me if I come to Jamaica to visit her and my kids I’ll have to quarantine at a hotel before going to my own house,” said Glen Masters who has been pursuing a post-graduate degree in Miami since January. “Looks like everybody want to shun us if we are traveling from Florida.” The plan was unveiled in an announcement by Cuomo from his New York City office, with Gov. Ned Lamont of Connecticut and Gov. Phillip Murphy joining online from their state capitals. But Mazie and Carlton Plummer, retired West Kendall residents who visited their daughter and her family in Toronto, Canada annually for the past four years, said their daughter, “Kindly asked us to postpone this year’s visit, as COVID-19 is so bad in Florida. Of course, we are disappointed, but we understand her concern and can’t be selfish.” Despite having signaled the possibility of imposing quarantine measures on travelers from Florida, visitors to Florida from the Tri-state region are surprised at Cuomo’s announcement. Tracee Locke has been in North Miami visiting her brother and his family since June 2, scheduled to return to New York City on Sunday, June 27. “This isn’t good. Because of the lockdown of businesses in New York, I have been unemployed since early April. I took the opportunity to come visit relatives in Miami, but I planned to return on Sunday, having been called to resume my job. Now I’ll be unable to report to work as I have to quarantine for another two weeks.”center_img Another Tri-state visitor to South Florida, Donald Snaith from Trenton, New Jersey, says he “fully understands” the quarantine measures being imposed in the Tri-state region. “It was devastatingly bad when the virus was raging through the New York and Jersey region. I know people who died, including care givers. No way, can risks be taken to create a possible of resurgence of the virus in New York, Jersey or Connecticut.” Canada’s government this week extended its border closure to non-essentially travelers from the US. Close US relatives of Canadian residents will be allowed to enter Canada but must be also be quarantined for 14-days. Monday’s announcement by Cuomo also relates to other states experiencing high COVID-19 rates, including Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Washington.  The Tri-state basis for the 14-day quarantine, according to Governor Cuomo is applicable to states that have 10 people per 100,000 citizens who have tested positive on a consecutive seven-day basis. For over a week, Cuomo has been hinting of imposing quarantine on travelers to New York from Florida, including New York residents returning home from business, personal and vacation trips. Cuomo and the neighboring governors have justified the new quarantine measures as precautionary to protect the region from reverting to the crisis when these states, collectively, were the epicenter for the virus. Stringent mitigation measures taken by Cuomo and the other governors have significantly flattened the COVID-19 infection curve in these states, resulting in most of the mitigation measures being lifted. Travel between the Caribbean communities in Florida and the New York Tri-State area is usually very active, as the communities are connected by family members, and friends who travel to and from each other for a variety of personal and businesses reasons. Last March when the COVID-19 infection map was reversed with New York being the national epicenter for infections, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis required travelers from the New York-Tri State region to Florida to meet certain conditions, including airline passengers filling out forms with information on their health conditions on arrival in Florida..last_img read more


first_imgRelatedChampions League & Europa League: It’s Finally Coming Home as English Teams Make European HistoryMay 10, 2019In “England”Europa League Wrap: Italian Sides Milan, Atalanta Qualify For Knockout Stage After Dominant Win As Cologne Stun ArsenalNovember 24, 2017In “England”European League Preview: London Derby Headlines Premier League Fixtures, PSG For 5-Star VictorySeptember 15, 2017In “Europe” UEFA have charged Arsenal and FC Cologne following crowd trouble during Thursday night’s Europa League game at the Emirates.Arsenal have been charged for blocking stairways while Cologne faces four different charges which include crowd disturbances and setting off fireworks.Over 15,000 Cologne fans traveled to North London for the game despite 2,900 away fans ticket allocation as the Group H opener was delayed for more than one hour.However, Arsenal fought back from a goal down to get their Europa League campaign to a flying start, defeating the German side 3-1.Uefa Control, Ethics, and Disciplinary committee will preside over the charges next week Thursday, September 21.last_img read more


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  1. Exclusive – Kelechi Iheanacho ahead of Zambia

RelatedEagles Secure Slim Victory Over Poland With Moses PenaltyMarch 23, 2018In “National Team”Video: Watch Super Eagles Arrive Cameroon Ahead Of World Cup Qualifier Return LegSeptember 3, 2017In “Africa”FA Cup Heartbreak For Ndidi, IheanachoJune 28, 2020In “England” “Exclusive – Kelechi Iheanacho ahead of Zambia” Iheanacho who joined former premier league champions, Leicester city in the summer believes the level of professionalism in the team makes what seems a difficult fixture – surmountable. 1. “Exclusive – Kelechi Iheanacho ahead of Zambia” “When you are playing professional football, the confidence will always be there to face your opponent. Personally, I have the confidence and so does everyone in the team. It will be a tough game for us, but we would do our best to win and go through.” – Iheanacho The last encounter between these teams ended in favor of the Super Eagles with Kelechi Iheanacho scoring an unusual goal in the 43rd minute to help record a (2-1) win at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium, Ndola.Joshua Bondo, a 39 –year old referee from Botswana who has been an international arbiter for the past 10 years, will take charge of the fixture.The third round results so-far for the Eagles:Zambia 1–2 Nigeria (Mbesuma Goal 71′ – Iwobi Goal 33′, Iheanacho Goal 43′)Nigeria 3–1 Algeria (Moses Goal 25′, 90+2′, Mikel Goal 42′ – Brahimi Goal 53′)Nigeria 4–0 Cameroon (Ighalo Goal 29′, Mikel Goal 42′, Moses Goal 55′, Iheanacho Goal 76′)Cameroon 1–1 Nigeria (Aboubakar Goal 75′ (pen.) – Simon Goal 30′ Source: The NFFSuper Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho has expressed confidence ahead of the crucial 2018 World Cup Qualifier against the chipolopolo of Zambia at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, on 7th October.Nigeria head into Saturday’s fixture top of Group B with (10pts) after four games knowing a win automatically secures qualification to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.last_img read more


first_imgWales have boosted their hopes of qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia after they defeated Georgia 1-0 in Tblisi in what was a must-win game for Chris Coleman and his men.Derby County midfielder Tom Lawrence was the matchwinner for Wales with his 20-yard strike four minutes after the interval. He received a pass from Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey before unleashing the strike to give Wales the only goal of the game.Speaking after the game, Wales manager Chris Coleman praised his player’s commitment. He said:“The players didn’t disappoint. It was a tough surface and we found it difficult at times.“We made some great situations, which we didn’t always capitalise on – but the commitment from the lads was great.“All we can do is work hard and take care of our business. We have a huge test on Monday against the Republic of Ireland. We have a gameplan and we will see where it takes us.“It was always going to be tight in this group and I felt it would always go down to the last game.” he concluded.Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey also spoke about the game. He said:“We found a way to break them down. We wanted to go back to Cardiff with three points and it will be a big game against Ireland on Monday now.“We find a way and that is why this team is so special.“We are halfway there. We wanted to finish with two wins. Hopefully we can give our fans something to cheer about on Monday.” he further added. RelatedColeman Names 23-Man Squad For Upcoming World Cup QualifiersSeptember 28, 2017In “World Cup”Giggs Appointed Wales Manager On A 4-Year DealJanuary 15, 2018In “England”I Have To Travel Abroad To Achieve My Champions League Ambitions – ColemanNovember 14, 2017In “Europe”last_img read more


first_imgAs seen on The Blues twitter handle, technical director Michael Emenalo is standing down from his role after 10 years at Stamford Bridge.Emenalo arrived in 2007 and since 2011 he has been the club’s technical director, with tasks including supporting first-team management and leading the scouting network.During his time at the club, Chelsea have won three Premier League titles, three FA Cups, the League Cup, Europa League and the Champions League in 2012 as well as achieving huge success in youth football.This has been a very difficult decision to make, but one I believe is right for both myself and my family, and the club,” said Emenalo, in a statement posted on the club’s website.“I have had the privilege to work alongside some of the most talented people in the world of sport over the past 10 years, and I will depart incredibly proud of the achievements we have made. I wish Chelsea every success and look forward to following the club’s future triumphs from afar.”Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte said: “I am very sorry to see Michael leave Chelsea, and I would like to thank him for all his help and support since I arrived at this club. I have enjoyed working with him very much. We celebrated a Premier League title together in May, and I wish him the very best for the future.”RelatedBREAKING: AS Monaco Sporting Director Michael Emenalo SackedJanuary 25, 2019In “Europe”Chelsea Legend Blames Emenalo For Club WoesFebruary 7, 2018In “England”Emenalo Bags Sporting Director Job At MonacoNovember 27, 2017In “England”last_img read more


first_img GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Related Articles Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Share Share FTSE-listed GVC Holdings has announced that Hollywood star Heather Graham will be the ‘face’ of UK subsidiary brand Foxy Bingo.Graham star of hit movies ‘The Hangover’ and ‘Boogie Nights’ will head Foxy Bingo’s latest £10 million UK marketing campaign and brand refresh.Foxy marketing detailed that the actress will head-up six ‘tongue-in-cheek’ commercials for the bingo brand. The first new Foxy Bingo advert staring Graham is set to be broadcast on 9 March at 8:15 pm, during ITV’s broadcast of TV-soap ‘Emmerdale’.The appointment of Heather Graham as lead character for its UK marketing campaign, will see Foxy Bingo replace its long-standing sponsorship of ‘The Jeremy Kyle Show’ on ITV channels.Adele Lawton Group Head of Bingo at Foxy commented on the campaign: “Our partnership with Heather Graham is the largest phase of a £10 million brand re-vamp and marketing campaign which will bring Foxy to a new generation of players. Heather is the embodiment of our mantra: ‘Random. Fun.’ and today’s announcement marks a new era for Foxy Bingo and Casino.”Heather Graham issued the following statement on working with Foxy: “I love comedy and I love British wit. When they told me I would get to play Foxy, I loved the idea and thought it was hilarious. I especially loved wearing the tail. I wish I could have kept the tail! I’ve never gotten to play a man or a fox so it was a big challenge.last_img read more


first_imgShare Submit Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Related Articles GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 GVC Holdings’ European online betting subsidiary Bwin has selected international sports marketing agency BBH Sport as its lead creative agency following a competitive pitch supported by advertising consultancy Oystercatchers.BBH Sport, part of the wider Bartle Bogle Hegarty Group is one of the fastest growing specialised agencies concentrating on creating high impact sports advertising campaigns. The agency has acted as creative lead for Samsung, Adidas and the 2015 Rugby World Cup.Bwin is the first sports betting brand to be managed by BBH Sport, its founding agency BBH has prior industry experience having headed creative for Ladbrokes UK. Commenting on the account Ewan Paterson Founding Partner of BBH Sport stated“Sport, betting and an iconic brand with huge ambitions for game-changing creativity – opportunities don’t come any more exciting. We’re thrilled to be appointed and can’t wait to start working with the Bwin team.”The agency will be tasked with forming Bwin’s new European creative direction, as the bookmaker looks to engage audiences in the saturated online betting market.GVC Chief Marketing Adam Lewis, a key stakeholder in the selection of BBH Sports commented on the agency“We are delighted to be working with BBH, they delivered an impressive pitch which really captured our vision. All teams are now gearing up for a lot of hard work and I’m looking forward to the creative process and driving Bwin forward.” GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020last_img read more


first_img RTSmunity: Data is imperative to esports’ success in the betting industry April 17, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Submit GVC Foundation backs Eastern European Championship tennis appeal June 17, 2020 Sportradar combats social media abuse with player protection solution August 17, 2020 Related Articles European-wide sports integrity body ESSA has issued a statement, detailing that it will move to consult its industry members on the findings and recommendations of tennis’ Independent Review Panel (IRP).This week, at a press conference in London, sports law QC Adam Lewis revealed the IRP’s two-year study into tennis integrity, in which the independent panel reviewed the sport’s match-fixing, corruption and betting-related issues.In its study, the IRP has detailed significant concerns relating to professional tennis’ operating structure and the sports relationship with betting.Lewis and the IRP have recommended a number of drastic measures to protect the middle and lower ranking levels of tennis from betting-related corruption.Recommended provisions, which have been initially accepted by tennis four major governing bodies (the ATP, WTA, ITF and Grand Slam Board), include a drastic reduction of live-scoring data feeds made available to bookmakers.Furthermore, the IRP recommends that tennis governing bodies reclassify the global qualifying criteria for professional tennis athletes (ie who can be deemed a tennis pro).  In its quarterly ‘suspicious betting’ industry updates, ESSA has highlighted the number of betting alerts attached to tennis events, which have far outweighed other professional sports.Updating industry stakeholders, ESSA governance detailed“ESSA welcomes the publication of the Review Panel’s interim report and the extensive recommendations contained within it. These relate to multiple areas including the availability of betting on tennis events, betting sponsorship of those events and the sale of event data to betting operators.ESSA will now begin to consider the detail of the interim report and to consult with our members, which represent many of the largest regulated betting operators, to determine how best to respond to the report’s initial findings and recommendations.It is important to highlight that this is an interim report, which opens a further period of discussion and consultation. ESSA and its members have been working closely with the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) to address potential betting related match-fixing throughout this process and are committed to working with them to tackle corruption. This has delivered a number of positive investigative actions and sanctions and we will continue to work in partnership with the tennis authorities.” Sharelast_img read more