Trinidadian elder attacked with boiling water during robbery

first_imgA 66-year-old Trinidadian man was doused with boiling water in a robbery that occurred in his home in La Romaine Tuesday morning.Around 7 a.m., two men entered the home of the elderly man and his 66-year-old wife, they tied the couple’s hands and feet then proceeded to demand the location of the couple’s cash and valuables.After taking the couple’s cellphones valued at $500 and $300, the men demanded more valuables and cash.According to reports, a pot of boiling water in which the couple was using to boil peas was taken from the stove top and dumped on the elderly man.The men fled the home of the couple with both cellphones and $500.The couple remained tied for an hour until a visiting relative found them and alerted the police.San Fernando CID and Southern Division Task Force responded to the call and are currently investigating.The elderly man was taken to the San Fernando General Hospital to be treated for burns on his back and head.This is the second home robbery of the elderly to occur within San Fernando’s jurisdiction this year.In February, an elderly couple in San Fernando was also tied up and robbed at gun point in their home at Retrench Village.Two men robbed the victims after they bound their hands and feet with telephone cords and taped their mouths, robbing them of cash and valuables totaling $8,000.The couple took two hours to untie themselves and alerted police, but no arrests were made in that incident.last_img read more

Broward County Public Schools to reopen on Monday, September 18, following…

first_imgSchool Breakfasts and Lunches: BCPS understands that many families are still without power across our community and are dealing with the devastating impacts of Hurricane Irma.  To ensure all students have access to healthy meals, the District will provide free breakfasts and free lunches to all students at all schools for the next several weeks.  Meal menus may vary by school. School Buses: Safety is always the District’s highest priority. The BCPS Transportation Department will be operating school buses based on established schedules and routes. Bus routes may be delayed due to in-operable traffic signals or closed roadways. If a school bus stop cannot be reached due to debris, the school bus driver will find the safest, closest area adjacent to the stop to pick-up and drop off students. Before/After School Care:All before and after school child care housed on Broward County Public Schools campuses will be open during their regular hours beginning on Monday, September 18. All BCPS employees should report to their normal work locations and at their regular start times on Monday, unless instructed otherwise by their supervisor. If an employee is unable to report to work on Monday, he/she must follow the appropriate standard protocol for reporting the absence.“On behalf of our entire District, I want to express our gratitude for the support we have received from all corners of our community – as together, we work to recover from the significant impact from Hurricane Irma,” said Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “In addition, our dedicated staff have been working tirelessly before, during and after the storm.  Their efforts to prepare our schools, communicate with our students and families, and inspect, repair damage and remove debris, have been tremendous – and I commend them for their dedication and support.” BCPS also reached out to municipalities to ensure crossing guards will be in place and to provide heightened police presence to assist walkers navigating any temporary hazardous road conditions that may still exist in their community.center_img Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) schools and offices will reopen on Monday, September 18, 2017, following Hurricane Irma.All District schools and offices will follow their normal operating schedules.  District staff have surveyed campuses to ensure they are safe for students and employees to return. As of Saturday afternoon, September 16, only three District schools have no or limited power. Those schools are:Attucks Middle School,Pompano Beach Middle School, andPiper High School.Florida Power & Light continues to work to restore power at these schools. The District will keep families at these schools updated regarding contingency plans if power is not restored by Monday morning.  In addition: Hurricane make-up days In response to questions about possible hurricane make-up days, please note that BCPS has contacted the Florida Department of Education for guidance on the seven school days canceled due to Hurricane Irma and whether the missed days will be waived or if make-up days will be mandated. BCPS will keep families and employees updated with the latest information as it becomes available from the state.The District looks forward to welcoming all students and employees back to school on Monday, September 18, 2017.last_img read more

Towson Hoops Recruiting Class Receives High Praise

first_imgTowson Men’s Basketball Recruiting Class Ranked Sixth Among Non-BCS School’sCBS Sports Ranks Tigers Amongst the Nation’s Top Recruiting ClassesTOWSON, Md. – Just hours after signing four highly-touted recruits to its 2012-13 recruiting class, first-year head coach Pat Skerry and the Towson men’s basketball program began receiving national recognition. The incoming Tiger recruiting class is ranked as the best in the Colonial Athletic Association and sixth among all non-BCS schools, according to CBS Sports.Power forward Barrington Alston, combo guard Jerome Hairston, point guard Frank Mason and forward Timajh Parker-Rivera each inked national letters of intent Wednesday to attend Towson University and compete for the Tigers.The complete Top 10 list is below.Top Non-BCS 2012-13 Recruiting Classes:1. Memphis2. Houston3. Xavier4. UNLV5. UTEP6. Towson7. Harvard8. Dayton9. Butler10. Marshalllast_img read more

Germany rejects EC rulings and approves betting 2nd State Treaty

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Submit MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 Related Articles Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 Mateusz Juroszek – Non-stop STS will expand amid industry disruptions August 12, 2020 Share Despite being deemed a ‘non-viable solution’ by the European Commission, the German Bundestag (lower-house) yesterday approved the progression of 2nd Modified State Treaty on Gambling (Glücksspieländerungsstaatsvertrag).Progressing the treaty, which allows a ‘transitional arrangement’ for bookmakers to offer online betting services as the German government revamps its national gambling framework expected in 2018.Last October, German officials presented the Second Treaty to the European Court of Justice seeking for approval of its temporary measures for sports betting licensing.Under pressure from national sports stakeholders, German ministers looked to present amendments that would temporarily fix the previously rejected ‘20-operator licensing cap’ established in the controversial Hesse Sports Betting Treaty.However, this week the EC contacted the German government directly to inform them that its temporary arrangements had been rejected outright as its courts deemed the Second Treaty to be unfit for European business purposes and an ‘unworkable solution’.On Thursday, despite the EC’s rejection, German Heads of State signed for the progression of the 2nd State Treaty, allowing for temporary licensing to be granted to 35 ‘applicant’ sports betting operators.Speaking on the matter, mybet Holdings CEO Markus Peuler stated that his company supported the motion“The preliminary permission has the same effect as a licence. On time with putting our new product platform fully into operation on 21 March, we now have legal certainty for our sports betting offer in the German market for the time being”.While German betting stakeholders will be pleased with the temporary amendments, the German government and its ministers will likely face questioning from the EC and EU regarding its approval of a vetoed mandate.The German CDU government now enters a crucial six-month period ahead of the country’s national elections this September. Industry commentators have pointed out whether the government will have the time to pursue a full-scale revamp of betting laws.last_img read more

Scientific Games beefs up mobile games portfolio with Red7Mobile acquisition

first_img Scientific Games bolsters virtuals portfolio with Legends Racing addition July 29, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Esports Entertainment bolsters tournament capacity by acquiring EGL August 27, 2020 Share Related Articles Share SG OpenMarket approval sees SportCaller expand FTP distribution capacity August 18, 2020 Barry Cottle -Scientific GamesIssuing a market update, Nasdaq-listed industry technology provider Scientific Games Corporation has moved to expand its mobile gaming proficiencies by acquiring UK independent mobile games and app developer Red7Mobile.Confirming its outright acquisition of the Bristol-based industry games developer, Scientific Games chose not to disclose details regarding its deal. However, Scientific Games detailed to its stakeholders that it would gain a significant boost in its ‘mobile games portfolio’ adding a large selection of HTML5 slots and instant games.Founded in 2011 by developer Matt Hatch, Red7Mobile has secured a number of mobile content partnerships with leading UK operators and industry platform providers including Betfair, Endemol Games and William Hill.Barry Cottle, CEO of Scientific Games Digital/Interactive Division stated that his firm had gained a ‘highly creative and talented team’ of game developers.“Red7’s portfolio of innovative games augments our entertaining game content and industry-leading intellectual property. As we merge Red7’s content into our extensive game library, we will expand our UK retail and digital portfolio and be able to deliver even more compelling game content for the global digital Real Money Gaming business.” Cottle commented on Red7Mobile.Commenting on the sale and new ownership of Red7Mobile games and content Matt Hatch company founder and CEO stated “We are excited to be a part of Scientific Games, combining Red7’s creativity, innovation, and award-winning games to deliver transformational player experiences to Scientific Games’ real-money gaming partners around the globe.”last_img read more

Ladies rule starting line-up for William Hill’s Sports Book of the Year Award 2017

first_img SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Share Share Submit William Hill accelerates transformation agenda to overcome COVID realities August 5, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Gamesys tops list for GambleAware Q1 donations July 10, 2020 FTSE bookmaker William Hill has announced its official longlist for the 2017 ‘Sports Book of the Year’ award, the most prestigious prize in English sports literature.Hosting its 29th edition of the award, William Hill presents a diverse line-up of renowned sports authors and first-time writers competing to win the £29,000 prize which will be awarded on 28 November at BAFTA London.Presenting its longlist, William Hill was pleased to announce that its 2017 award would feature its highest ratio of female authors, with five books making the ‘starting line-up’. A total of nine female writers (5 authors/4 co-authors) will be represented in this year’s sports book contest.Female contenders include tennis mother Judy Murray’s ‘Knowing the Score: My family and Our Tennis Story’ (penned by Alexandra Heminsley). ‘Four Mums in a Boat’, the diaries of four working mothers; Helen Butters, Niki Doeg, Frances Davies and Janette Benaddi who took on the Atlantic to break a world record, rowing 3,000 miles for charity and in turn captivating the nation.Swimming historian Jenny Landreth’s ‘Swell: A Waterbiography’ which details the struggles of the ‘swimming suffragettes’ makes the bookmakers longlist, alongside ‘Centaur’ the story of jockey Declan Murphy by Ami Rao.Graham SharpeRich in subtext, William Hill’s distinct longlist deals with a number of far-reaching themes. ‘Redemption: From Iron Bars to Iron Man’, tells the story of career criminal John McAvoy’s rehabilitation through endurance sports. Whilst the highs and lows of the life as a professional gambler as seen through the eyes of Harry Findlay, which include a one-year prison, are detailed by author Neil Harman in Gambling for Life.Presenting William Hill’s initial longlist, Chairman of Judges and Co-founder of the Award, Graham Sharpe said:“Judging the Award is a sport in itself. This year’s submissions were of an extremely high standard – excellent for the health of sports-writing, not necessarily so good for those of us embarking on the challenge of seriously considering, debating and ultimately deciding on which worthy titles will make our starting line-up. In any competition decided by opinions, there will be those who feel dismayed and disappointed. I have now been through this process 29 times. It never gets any easier or more enjoyable, I’m afraid! Congratulations to those who made the cut, commiserations to those who missed it.”William Hil expects to announce its official  ‘Sports Book of the Year’ 2017 Shortlist on 24 October.William Hill 2017 Sports Book of the Year Award – Longlistlast_img read more

Bacta keeps its copper coins

first_img StumbleUpon Share Submit Arcades denounce DCMS reclassification postponing June reopening   June 12, 2020 Bacta trials new measures on ‘category D’ fruit machines July 12, 2019 Related Articles Share Safer Gambling Week 2020 to focus on customer intervention June 2, 2020 The British Amusement Catering Trade Association (Bacta) has welcomed the decision by the UK Treasury not to remove any coins or notes from circulation.Last March, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond called for the reassessment of UK Currency’s ‘lowest denominations’, focusing on whether 1p and 2p coins had become ‘obsolete’.Acting on behalf of British amusement interests, Bacta governance contributed to the treasury assessment, supporting the circulation of copper coins as an integral part of its business.Updating stakeholders, Bacta’s CEO John White stated: “Coastal arcades across the country can now breathe a collective sigh of relief. The removal of our smallest denominations would have a devastating impact on seaside arcades that stimulate local economies and tourism. Bacta has been instrumental in the public call for Treasury to rethink the removal of our coppers from circulation.“2p pushers are a British pastime that many remember fondly from childhood, they can be found across hundreds of arcades across the coast. Removing the 2p coins would have led to the extinction of the arcades that house these machines and the resorts who depend on them. We’re pleased that government has opted not to scrap our lowest denominations.“Arcades are the economic engine rooms for often poor coastal communities, the removal of 2ps would have placed increased pressure on an industry already facing tough conditions, particularly in areas of the country where the support and investment is most needed. We welcome any decision that supports businesses and local tourism in seaside towns.”last_img read more

Lewes FC supports Gambling With Lives with shirt sponsorship

first_img ABSG report calls for ‘accelerated progress’ on statutory levy June 26, 2020 Premier League eyes 17 June resumption May 29, 2020 Submit Share Related Articles Share StumbleUpon Nick Rust: British racing could resume within a week of getting the green light from the government May 4, 2020 Isthmian League Premier Division side Lewes FC has committed to promoting the Gambling With Lives charity on their shirt until October, making them the first side in the professional and semi-professional set-up to promote such a charity.The charity has strongly supported the decision, and described the sponsorship as a “perfectly timed antidote” to other clubs who have recently signed sponsorship deals with gambling firms.Gambling With Lives co-founder Charles Ritchie told BBC Sport: “Football has become infected by gambling and this prevalence has normalised and glamourised gambling to young football fans.“This partnership with Lewes FC symbolises that people within football are becoming increasingly angered by the prevalence of gambling within the sport they love, as well as becoming more aware of the dangers involved.”Lewes director John Peel added: “Sponsorship of football by the gambling industry is at saturation point and we need to recognise the harm this has caused to young adults and children and ask ourselves whether the football world was better or worse when there was no gambling advertising in it.”Earlier in the year, amateur team Headingley AFC signed a sponsorship deal with the charity. The news follows on from a recent survey carried out by the Football Supporters’ Association (FSA), which found that only 13% of the fans surveyed felt that they are, or would be happy for their club to be sponsored by a gambling company.last_img read more

Messi is the world’s highest paid athlete

first_img Source: BBC Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi is the world’s highest paid athlete, earning $127m (£99.8m) in the past 12 months, according to the Forbes top 100 ranking.Juventus’s Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo is second on $109m (£85.6m) with Paris St-Germain’s Brazil forward Neymar in third on $105m (£82.5m).Last year’s highest earner, boxer Floyd Mayweather, has dropped off the list.Serena Williams is the only woman in the top 100, earning $29.2m (£22.9m).Five-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton and former heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua are the highest earning British athletes, sitting at 13th on $55m (£43.2m).The American business magazine calculated the athletes’ earnings by adding up their prize money, salaries and endorsements between June 2018 and June 2019.The top 100 includes athletes from 25 countries and their $4bn (£3,1bn) combined earnings are up 5% from the previous year, when Mayweather was first with $285m (£224m).The American boxer’s only fight since August 2017 was an exhibition boxing bout against Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in December.Athletes had to earn a minimum of $25m (£19.6m) to make this year’s list.Messi is only the second footballer to top the rankings after Ronaldo, and only the eighth different athlete to take the number one spot since the rankings began in 1990.It is also the first time that footballers have ranked as the top three earners in sports.Messi is one of 38 non-American athletes on the list, with 62 US stars in the top 100.The NBA accounted for the most athletes with 35, with LA Lakers’ LeBron James the sport’s highest paid athlete in eighth on $89m ahead of Golden State Warriors pair Stephen Curry (9th on $79.8m) and Kevin Durant (10th on $65.4m).Manchester United’s Paul Pogba is the highest earning Premier League player in 44th place with $33m (£25.9m).Top 101. Lionel Messi $127m (£99.8m)2. Cristiano Ronaldo $109m (£85.6m)3. Neymar $105m (£82.5m)4. Canelo Alvarez $94m (£73.8m)5. Roger Federer $93.4m (£73.3)6. Russell Wilson $89.5m (£70.3m)7. Aaron Rodgers $89.3m £70.1m)8. LeBron James $89m (£69.9m)9. Stephen Curry $79.8m (£62.7m)10, Kevin Durant $65.4m (£51.3m)last_img read more

#Donkomi: Juventus completes the transfer of Mathijs de Ligt

first_imgItalian giants, Juventus have completed the signing of 19-year-old centre-back Mathijs de Ligt from Ajax.The Dutch international had been linked with several top clubs like Barcelona, Manchester United and Paris-Saint Germain but Juventus snaps the teenager.The deal is worth £67.5m and the player will earn €460,000 a week after add-ons at the Turin club.Mathijs de Ligt has signed a five-year contract with the Serie A giants as they look to fight for the UEFA Champions League.The defender made his Ajax debut in 2016 and rose to become the clubs youngest ever captain in March of 2018.De Ligt scored eight goals in 77 appearances, winning the Dutch domestic league and cup double last season and also helped the club reach the champions league semifinals last season.He also reached the Europa League finals a season before where Ajax lost to the English club, Manchester United.The young centre-back also made his Netherlands debut in March 2017 and helped his country reach the UEFA Nations League finals losing the trophy to Portugal.(L-R) Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal, Matthijs de Ligt of the Netherlands during the UEFA Nations League final match between Portugal and The Netherlands at Estadio do Dragao on June 09, 2019 in Porto, Portugal(Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)last_img read more