Ziggy Marley wins ninth Reggae Grammy

first_imgZiggy Marley won his ninth Reggae Grammy award on Sunday nightThe eldest son of Reggae King, Bob Marley, has awarded his third Best Reggae Album Grammy in the last five years.Marley won for his self titled album Ziggy Marley on the Tuff Gong Worldwide label.He bested other contenders including Devin Di Dakta & J.L for Sly & Robbie Presents … Reggae for Her; J Boog for Rose Petals; Raging Fyah for Everlasting; Rebelution for Falling into Place; and SOJA for SOJA: Live in Virginia.Marley has now won five Grammys for Best Reggae Album and two Grammys for Best Reggae Recording. That category is no longer awarded.He also won a Grammy in 2009 for his album Family Time, which won in the Best Musical Album for Children category.He has also won as a member of the Melody Makers“Give thanks to the [Academy] for the honor, my family and all the artists keeping #reggae alive and well. LOVE,” Marley wrote on his Twitter page.last_img read more

City of Lauderhill Police Department community events Slow Roll and Ride…

first_imgSlow Roll and Ride It’s time for this year’s Slow Roll and Ride your Bike with a Lauderhill Cop.  The City of Lauderhill Police Department will begin its community ride off on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at West Wind Park. You won’t want to miss this fun and interactive community event. Registration begins at 9am and the event is free. For more information, go to the Slow Roll website or call 954-730-3080.The positive energy and community driven atmosphere is what keeps people of all ages coming back while sharing in the Slow Roll experience with their friends and family! We will be giving away bike helmets for children and raffling off a new bike to an attendee.  Coffee with a cop The City of Lauderhill Police Department is also excited to announce its next Coffee-With-A-Cop scheduled for January 17, 2019. This event will be hosted by McDonald’s located at 1140 North State Road 7 in Lauderhill.  Residents will be invited to stop in and sit down with members of the Lauderhill Police Department and chat over a cup of coffee. This event is repeated throughout the year at different locations in the city to bring closeness and strengthen the relationship between the residents and the Lauderhill Police Department.  We hope you can join us for both events. For more information, call 954-497-4700.last_img read more

Tajay Gayle & Omar McLeod cop gold in Diamond League

first_imgSHANGHAI, China, CMC – Jamaicans Tajay Gayle and Omar McLeod both won their respective events, while sprint champion Elaine Thompson had to settle for bronze at the Shanghai Diamond League on Saturday morning.Gayle claimed gold in the long jump while McLeod captured the men’s 110-metre hurdles.Gayle’s winning leap was measured at 8.24 metres, with China’s Jianan Wang finishing second with a jump of 8.16 and Ruswahl Samaii of South Africa third with a leap of 8.14.Omar McLeod won gold in the 110-metre hurdles at the Shanghai Diamond LeagueMcLeod, the Olympic and World champion in the 110m hurdles, stormed to victory in 13.12 seconds ahead of hometown boy Wenjun Xie in 13.17 and Russia’s 2017 World Championship silver medal winner Sergey Shubenkov, who crossed the line in 13.28 seconds.The news wasn’t as good for Thompson, the double Olympic sprint champion, who was competing in her first 100 metres race for the season.Her time of 11.14 seconds was third fastest behind winner American Aleia Hobbs’ 11.03, and Blessing Okagbare of Nigeria who finished second in 11.07.In other results, Stephenie-Ann McPherson ran fourth in the women’s 400 metres in a time of 51.39 seconds, while Nathon Allen’s time of 45.73 seconds was also good enough for fourth in the male equivalent.Tyquendo Tracey struggled in the men’s 100m, clocking 10.18 for ninth place in the event, which was won by American Noah Lyles in a world-leading 9.86 seconds.last_img read more

Third World Release Visuals for Single “You’re Not The Only One”…

first_imgPhoto Credit: Radiant Sun Kingston, Jamaica – Nine-time GRAMMY-nominated band, Third World and four-time GRAMMY winner Damian Marley have released the visual for their hit collaboration “You’re Not The Only One” off the band’s Grammy-nominated album More Work To Be Done album, released by Ghetto Youths International.To watch the video, click HERE.The video which premiered on Billboard, was directed by multi-award director Jay Will who effectively combines the stirring reggae song’s lyrics with depictions of everyday life situations, feelings of solitude, alienation, desolation and bullying.  Filmed on location in Miami, the video also features special cameos by Bob Marley’s progeny, namely Stephen Marley, Julian Marley, JoMersa Marley and Yohan Marley.“Damian’s feature with Third World, “You’re Not The Only One,” seamlessly merges their respective, well-defined talents. Damian’s mesmeric sing-jay rhymes honor each band member…. AJ’s smooth vocals over an intricately crafted reggae beat offer a comforting reminder that whatever you are going through, “you’re not the only one.” – says Patricia Meschino, Billboard.The song’s lyrics include:“If you’re out there somewhere feeling lonely You’re not the only one, You’re not the only one So come on inside and tell me how you feelingTell me all about the burdens that you bearThey say good conversations can be healingyou’re not alonecause I’m still all ears..”Released to critical acclaim and a #3 position on Billboard Reggae Chart, Reggae Ambassador’s Third World 22nd studio album More Work To Be Done has to-date amassed numerous accolades and a coveted nomination by The Recording Academy for “Best Reggae Album”.last_img read more

West Ham United Confirms David Moyes as the Club Manager

first_imgA few hours ago, West Ham United confirms David Moyes as the new club manager via her twitter handle after Bilic was sacked yesterday, if you missed the story about Bilic, please read it here.David is a Scottish professional football coach and former player who is the current manager of West Ham United. He was previously the manager of Preston North End, Everton, Manchester United, Real Sociedad and Sunderland. Moyes was the 2003, 2005 and 2009 League Managers Association Manager of the Year. He is also on the committee for the League Managers Association in an executive capacity.In the short clip video posted on West Ham twitter handle, David believes that the team can get the right results from now and the end of the season if they all work together.He says; “I am really looking forward to meeting the supporters. Being in the Stadium with them, I’m looking forward to seeing them getting right behind the team and my team also. We need the support, we need everybody with us. It’s a big job we have at hand now, but, I’m sure with everybody together we can get the right results between now and the end of the season.” Relatedlast_img read more

UK Government publishes draft Racing Levy 2017 legislation

first_imgShare Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Related Articles Share UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 The Racing Post is reporting that  the government has published its initial ‘The Horserace Betting Levy Regulations 2017’, a draft legislation framework which could lead to the replacement of the existing levy system from this coming April.At present the replacement of the levy does not require ‘primary legislation’ with its new provisions being written by a government ‘statutory instrument’ (subordinate legislation). In order for the new Levy 2017 regulations to progress the mandate must gain the consent of both Houses of Parliament.In its primary function, new levy provisions will be extended to include UK operator remote betting operations which have been based offshore and so far been outside of existing legal order. UK racing expects the Levy 2017 to generate an extra £30-40 million for the sports funding.The UK government has pushed for an outright 10% levy charge on UK racing gross profits, which will be applied to all bookmakers that generate £500,000 in racing bets. The Racing Post reported: “The government considered the betting industry’s commercial payments to the racing industry, including media rights, in arriving at the rate.”Seeking to fulfil its mandate, the UK government has further notified the European Commission on 13 January of changes to the Levy System, in order to comply with European competition standards and fair business condition practices.The UK government and racing stakeholders plan to have new regulations in place by 1 April, however, the levy will not come into force until that approval is granted. Should there be delays, the existing levy scheme will continue to run until a new system is settled.Once implemented the new levy regulations will stand for a period of seven years until provisions can be reviewed by ministers.From 2018 the UK Gambling Commission will be in charge of collecting all UK racing bookmaker duties, with a new Racing Authority set-up to monitor the sports funding decisions.  These changes will be enacted by way of a ‘legislative reform order’ later this year.last_img read more

Fortuna Group posts strong showing with latest results

first_img Related Articles Share Submit SBC Digital Summit: A crash course in adaptability and resilience  April 27, 2020 Polish wagering report highlights STS market dominance  August 17, 2020 StumbleUpon Fortuna completes Playtech IMS upgrade for Polish profile May 7, 2020 Share Fortuna Entertainment Group have reported a strong performance in their consolidated results for the first nine months of 2017.Driven largely by the growth of online betting, particularly fixed odds betting in Fortuna operated nations, the firm announced a group wagering total of €1.3bn, a 69.1% year over year (yoy) rise.For the first nine months of the year Fortuna have also recorded total gross win figures of €185.3, an increase of 54.1% compared to the same period in 2016.  However, unfavourable sports betting results in Q1 were highlighted when pointing to an anticipated gross win decline.Total EBITDA and net profit for the company were impacted by one off costs, relating to mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and integration, more specifically Fortuna’s 2017 purchases of Hattrick Sports which was concluded in May for €135m, and Fortbet Romania for €47m in March.EBITDA for the period reached €28.3m, a 77.9% increase, but when adjusted for one off costs a rise of 105.6% yoy is reported, amounting to €31.6m.Net Profit saw a slight decline of 18% to €7.9m for Fortuna, however, with adjustments related related to ‘M&A, integration costs and intangible assets impairment’ factored in, that figure reaches €14.4m, a 59.5% increase yoy.Per Widerström, CEO of Fortuna Entertainment Group, commented:  “The solid reported financial results for the first nine months of 2017 reflect our growth strategy with investments into operational excellence, new platforms and regional expansion. Thanks to that, we recorded a substantial growth in all reported key indicators. “Our Amounts Staked increased by 69.1% yoy to €1.3 billion, Gross Win amounted to €185.3 million and EBITDA reached €28.3 million a yoy increase of 54.1% and 77.9% respectively. “If we adjust for one-off costs related to M&A and Integration, the EBITDA increased 105.6% yoy. We also would like to confirm our original guidance for markets for the rest of 2017 and the increased guidance if we include the acquisitions.“ Speaking on their guidance for the remaining period of the year, including the Hattrick Sports Group and Fortuna Romania brands, the company outlines an expected amounts staked increase to €1.9bn and an EBITDA growth of 80-95% yoy.last_img read more

Eurobet Italia maximises Virtual Football inventory with Betradar multi-channel agreement

first_img Share TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach  August 27, 2020 Related Articles Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Submit Share Updating the market, Italian betting operator Eurobet Italia will expand its virtual football inventory by launching Betradar’s ‘Virtual Football League; and ‘Virtual Football Nations Cup’ across all core channels (retail, online and mobile).The multi-channel agreement will see Eurobet roll-out Betradar’s exclusive virtual football content across its +850 retail points.The Virtual Football League features 16 teams playing 240 fixtures per season across 30 match days, each having 8 games played in parallel. The Virtual Football Nations Cup is played by 24 international teams, playing a total of 51 matches across an initial group phase followed by the traditional knock out stages.Speaking about the developments, Eurobet MD Andrea Faelli said: “At Eurobet, we pride ourselves on being at the forefront of sports betting innovations and offerings. Naturally, we want to adopt that same commitment across our virtual betting offering, and this partnership with Sportradar is integral to that approach. These new modes will provide fresh formats for Italian punters to enjoy, whether in shop, on line or on their mobiles”.Eurobet management details that it was to be at the forefront of virtual sports engagement for its retail and digital customers, offering them the broadest choice of games through Betradar’s partnershipHeinz Kirchhoff, MD Gaming at Betradar added: “10,000 shops worldwide offer our Virtual Football product and we are delighted that Eurobet’s outlets have decided to not only stay with us, but also embrace these new iterations of our award-winning offering. Since 1995, they remain the go-to operators across Italy and their faith in what we are doing is a powerful indicator that we remain on the right track. And with ICE not too far away now, it gives us great confidence as we get ready to launch even more Virtual products in London for 2018.”last_img read more

At The Races set to launch stride data from ARC racecourses

first_imgShare ITV secures three-year British racing broadcast deal August 5, 2020 Submit Stride data, comprising metrics around Stride Length and Frequency, from Arena Racing Company (ARC) racecourses is now available on At The Races‘ website, in a development that has been dubbed “ground breaking.”This marks the first time that stride information has been published on this scale, with it stated that data is being collected for every runner, by every furlong in all races run on ARC all-weather tracks.Those tracks encompass Lingfield Park, Newcastle, Southwell and Wolverhampton, in addition to the flat at Doncaster and Royal Windsor when their seasons commence later in 2018.This work for the latest development that utilised Total Performance Data (TPD) technology, which has worked with ARC and ATR to enable horseman and race fans to gain deeper insight into performances.Data can be transmitted every second, via a sensor located in the saddle cloth, which is then averaged over the course of a furlong by ATR. Matthew Taylor, At The Races’ Director of New Media and Innovation, said: “This is another exciting step forward giving fans of the sport new information they have never received before.“We look forward to seeing how this can further enhance the analysis and understanding of how races are won and lost.  In partnership with TPD and ARC we will continue to bring innovative new ways to understand horseracing which can appeal to existing and new fans of the sport.”Will Duff Gordon, CEO at Total Performance Data, added: “Our aim at TPD is to use data to bring horseracing firmly into the modern era. Other sports have worked to provide fans with detailed content and data on all aspects of the action, and the wealth of information available in horseracing means our sport can do exactly the same, if not more.“As well as this development, we are working to expand sectional timing and stride data to all ARC racecourses during 2018, and introduce sectional timing to jump racing for the first time.”It has also been detailed that ARC’s Silk Series has been shortlisted at the BT Sports Industry Awards 2018, under the Diversity and Inclusion category.The series, held at nine Ladies Day fixtures and exclusively for female jockeys, was introduced across nine ARC racecourses during the summer of last year, and saw 36 competitors fight it out for prize money worth £100,000, in addition to helping raise £46,000 for Cancer Research UK in the process.During the course of the series jockeys accrue points, with Megan Nicholls winning The Tufnell Trophy for top jockey following the Final at Doncaster Racecourse in September. Share StumbleUpon Kiron goes live with Unibet May 7, 2020 Ian Hogg joins RPM Gaming as Chairman May 5, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more

Karl Dukes: Mediahut – GDPR Hype! Dispelling the myth around consent

first_imgShare Karl Dukes – MediahutAmid the hype of last week’s introduction of European-wide GDPR regulations, Karl Dukes Marketing Director of Mediahut clarifies the regulatory context surrounding consent and communications.A 20-year industry marketing veteran, Dukes tells betting stakeholders not to panic when implementing GDPR compliance directives, a subject matter currently dominating all corporate agendas…  _________________________As of today, 2 days before GDPR comes into legal effect here in the UK, I am receiving literally dozens of “repermissioning emails” from a wide range of companies.Most of these are well written and compliant.  However, almost all of them are also unnecessary. So many organisations have either left it too late or simply panicked themselves into requesting permission, as they think that they ‘MUST have consent’ to continue communication.  This is not necessarily the case.The big problem with the “yes or no” questions that are being asked is simply that a lack of a YES is, by definition, a NO.  People are seeing databases being rendered unusable, by simply asking an unnecessary question!I will apologise now for the following sentence, but it is an important one.Recital 47 of the EU GDPR 2016/679 (I know..) clearly states that you do not NEED consent, as long as the processing that is carried out does not override the “fundamental rights and freedoms” of the subject, taking into consideration the reasonable expectation of the data subject, based on the relationship with the controller”.  (Sorry…)So let’s think about this rationally.  If I sign up with a company to allow them to provide services to me, it would not be unreasonable for me to expect that company to communicate relevant and pertinent content to me.  Moreover, in a number of circumstances, I would expect them to (e.g. if I have purchased a subscription of some sort).  This means that that company has already GOT the “lawful basis for processing” that it needs, and therefore does NOT need another one.Part of GDPR is that we MUST carry out a fair and reasonable assessment of the risks of processing and to ensure that they are proportionate for the task being carried out.However, a simple three-part test fulfils this remit;You need to:A) Identify a legitimate interest; (The ICO definitions include “commercial interests, individual interests or broader societal benefits”)B) Show that the processing is necessary to achieve it; andC) Balance it against the individual’s interests, rights and freedomsThis test allows us to establish a “Legitimate Interest” under the GDPR regulations and allows us to process data for the specific task for which the balancing test was completed.In practice, it simply is not as binary as this, and common sense would dictate what that interest is.  We would need to ensure that the processing is lawful, and carry out a “Legitimate Interest Assessment” (LIA) for each process.  The key advice is to only use data in ways that the consumer would “reasonably expect”, and will not cause them harm or they would find intrusive.And sorry to all you email senders, although GDPR does not place any specific restrictions around what you can and can’t do, PECR (Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations) still does, and you have to fulfil your obligations in exactly the same way as previously. So no spam, no unsolicited email.The GOOD news, however, is that Direct Marketing (i.e. physical mail shots) is automatically compliant.GDPR is NOT a revolution, it is an evolution of the existing regulations (the DPA).  If your processes were compliant before, then they almost certainly will be now. Yes, there ARE more boxes to tick, and yes, there are more forms to fill in.  BUT if your processes are robust and your procedures are sensible, then there is nothing to fear.________________Karl Dukes – Sales and Marketing Director –  MediahutSports betting marketing and communications will be discussed at the upcoming ‘Betting on Sports Conference’ (#boscon2018 – Olympia London-18-20 September 2018). Click on the below banner for more information… Share Submit EU research agency demands urgent action on loot box consumer safeguards July 29, 2020 Europol warns of ‘greater risk’ of match-fixing during pandemic August 7, 2020 Germany moves forward by presenting unloved framework to EU courts May 20, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articleslast_img read more