It’s a Hard Knock Life – Annie

first_imgIt’s a Hard Knock Life – AnnieThe City of Sunrise is taking a trip to the Big Apple as they present the free community outdoor movie, Annie. Ever since her parents left her as a baby, little Annie played by Quvenzhané Wallis, has led a hard-knock life with her calculating foster mother, Miss Hannigan. However, all that changes when hard-nosed billionaire and mayoral candidate Will Stacks, played by Jamie Foxx, takes her in on the recommendation of his advisers. Stacks believes that he’s Annie’s guardian angel, but the plucky youngster’s confidence and sunny outlook may mean that Annie will save Will instead.Produced by Sony Pictures Entertainment, the film is Rated PG. The City of Sunrise Outdoor Movie Series is sponsored by Memorial Healthcare System. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on the grass under the stars. This movie takes place on Friday, February 3rd at 7:30pm.  Admission to the event and popcorn are free. Get there early to guarantee a good spot!last_img read more

Jamaican vying for Connecticut senate seat

first_imgDr Ann-Marie Adams Jamaican American Dr Ann-Marie Adams is to run for office to represent Connecticut under the banner of the Democratic Party in the 2018 election for the Senate in the United States.“I’m really excited about being recruited to run for office because, if you check from Canada to Miami, you’ll find that there are no black immigrants in office, except for New York or Miami, in the Florida area; and very few Jamaican Americans are in politics. There are none in Connecticut,” she told the Jamaica Observer.“At first I was hesitant, because I am used to covering politicians, not running for office. I didn’t think about it, it didn’t dawn on me to run for office until they were doing a background check for a media pass for the White House,” Adams, a journalist, pointed out. “So after two years of looking at my credentials and my accomplishments over the last two decades, I’m very, very confident that I have a good chance to run and win.”Born and raised in Jamaica, Adams emigrated to the US after completing her secondary education at St Hugh’s High School for Girls. She moved to Hartford in the state where she furthered her education at Brooklyn College.“It was joyful for me growing up in Jamaica. I also grew up in Spanish Town, St Catherine, off Walks Road. I went to St John’s Primary. Growing up in Jamaica meant a lot, that’s why I come back as often as I can. And I wanted to start my campaign here, meeting with well-wishers from school and people I really know,” Adams, who also lived in Kingston 5, said.“My education was sound here, so I’m very grateful for that, especially at St John’s, where they put me into spelling bee, and speech festival, and Girl Guides-and all of that was a joyous experience. I recognise that I had a privileged experience growing up here and going to St Hugh’s, so I wanted to give back in some sort of way,” she continued.Though she migrated aeons ago, Adams emphasised her love for Jamaica and noted that her hope is to encourage other Jamaicans and Caribbean nationals to run for office. Pointing out that Connecticut has the third-largest West Indian population in the US, Adams cited her similarities with what she described as a marginalized group.“Connecticut’s congressional delegation is largely white and male. Now they’re looking to diversify that…hence people have recruited me. The impact you will have is that you will have someone like me representing more Connecticut residents because of my ethnic background — I’m Irish and Spanish. My married name is what I’m using but my maiden name is Mesquito. That’s from Honduras, my father’s ethnic background, so people are seeing me representing more Connecticut residents,” she said.last_img read more

Passenger at MIA tries to smuggle snake to Barbados

first_imgTransportation Security Administration (TSA) officers at Miami International Airport stopped a woman on her way to Barbados attempting to sneak a Python on a plane on Sunday.TSA spokesperson Sari Koshetz said the reptile was “artfully concealed inside the electronics of a hard drive” in a bag checked in for the flight to Grantley Adams International Airport.“Upon the TSA officer’s discovery of the organic mass, one of our TSA bomb experts was called into the baggage screening room to investigate the innards of the hard drive and that is when he discovered the mass was a live snake,” Koshetz added.“While this mass inside the electronic device was obviously not an imminent terrorist threat to the travelling public, the interception did prevent a possible wildlife threat on an aircraft. Animals of many species have been known to escape and chew through wires with fatal results.”The United States Fish and Wildlife Services was notified of the discovery and took the young Ball Python and fined the unnamed passenger.last_img read more

Ovechkin, Vokoun Lead Caps over Devils

first_imgAlexander Ovechkin scored the game tying goal in the middle frame, then in the third period Jason Chimera beat Martin Brodeur on a shorthanded break with a beautiful move to lead the Washington Capitals to a 3-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils at “The Rock” on Friday night. Marcus Johansson added an insurance tally by putting home a Karl Alzner point blast with just over nine minutes left in regulation. Rookie Adam Larsson scored the Devils only goal in the first period on Tomas Vokoun (32 saves), who was extremely solid in the victory. The Caps are now 10-4 and face the Devils at the Verizon Center in Saturday’s rematch.Here are the highlights and analysis of a grind it out Capitals victory:– Ovechkin was a force over the last 30 minutes of this game and it wasn’t because of end to end rushes and pretty passing plays. Nope, the Gr8 played what Canadian icon Don Cherry would call “North American” hockey. Alexander the Great went to the net to score his goal by being parked at the right post and putting in Dennis Wideman’s blast that initially hit Ovechkin in the stomach. After that Ovie was ultra solid defensively getting a ton of even strength ice time when Caps Coach Bruce Boudreau went to just three lines in the third period (Alex Semin and Cody Eakin were benched, but more on that later). Ovechkin was constantly moving his feet and hitting Devils all over the ice, including one on Larsson that will have Saturday’s birthday boy likely waking up in some pain. On two consecutive shifts in the third period with the lead, the Gr8 skated to center ice and dumped the puck in the offensive zone and then changed, something that tells you he is buying into what Boudreau wants his club to do with a third period lead. In addition, in the last minute he went down to block a point shot despite the two goal lead (not to mention this is a November regular season game). He also grabbed Devils tough guy David Clarkson in scrums on two separate occassions. It was a vintage captain-type performance by Ovechkin and he should be proud of how he played in this one after a poor game on Tuesday.– Vokoun was really strong after a shaky last start on Long Island. The Devils came out flying but #29 didn’t allow them to get a two goal bulge with solid positioning and good rebound control. As the game went on his teammates got better but he still had to make a few tough saves.– Boudreau has been preaching accountability, and so have the players, so when things weren’t going well for a couple of his forwards, he stopped playing them. Those two tonight were Semin and Eakin. #28 took a penalty in the first period that was a garbage call (which in my opinion was based totally on reputation), but instead of being mentally tough and coming back strong after that, the Russian enigma moped. He didn’t win one on one battles and didn’t even get a shot on net so the Caps bench boss lassoed him to the pine. Eakin just looked weaker compared to the hard working Devils. Part of that is that he is still young and physically maturing but he also wasn’t moving his feet and using his speed.“I thought a couple guys weren’t going so I shortened the bench a bit,” said Boudreau in his post game presser.– One of the big stories coming into this game was the return of Mike Green, but #52 took a cheap hit to the groin and left leg from Ryan Carter along the right wing boards late in period one. Green went down grabbing his groin area, finished the shift, and then went down the tunnel after going to the bench. He returned for one power play shift early in period two and according to Steve Whyno of The Washington Times has a “different soreness” than the right ankle injury that kept him out of the previous six games. He is day to day.– New Jersey was perfect at home on the penalty kill before this game and they did that again tonight against a very good Washington power play (3rd in NHL). The Devils prevented the Caps from getting set up in four man advantage situations and they only got five shots in those eight minutes of power play time. The Capitals passed the puck too much, especially on their first power play. Semin was set up for a perfect quick shot in the slot on a moving Brodeur (17 saves) but instead chose to wind up, wait, and then pass the puck. #28 needed to shoot there and he likely would’ve scored (and probably would’ve played a lot more too). The Caps need to get back to a simpler power play where they move the puck to the point, blast away, and go for rebounds.– On the positive side of the special teams ledger was the Caps PK unit. Washington went five for five and also scored when Chimera gathered the puck in the neutral zone, went around Larsson like he was an orange road cone, and then faked Brodeur to the ice similar to a move he put on #30 last season at the Verizon Center. Alzner and the rest of the defense did a great job of allowing Vokoun to see the shots and then they made sure no Devils forwards were able to get in position for any rebounds.– In closing, after the initial Devils push in period one and part of period two, the Caps seemed to be the stronger team despite the final shots imbalance (33-20). The Capitals three lines were skating well but more importantly, the five remaining defensemen, Wideman, Alzner, John Carlson, Roman Hamrlik, and John Erskine were excellent in their own end. Washington has the type of personnel that can wear a club out over 60 minutes and I believe that is what happened in this game. It is a recipe they used against the Ducks last week and one that works when your goaltender is playing well, like Vokoun was tonight.Notes: Semin only played 8:25 and Eakin 7:07. Officially Green logged 7:44 of ice time, but they credited him with two shifts in the 2nd period when he only played one…Wideman led all Caps players with a beastly 27:11 of ice time. Carlson and Alzner played 23:32 and 22:14, respectively, while Erkine and Hamrlik both received just over 17 minutes of ice time. #44’s ice time of 17:31 was his lowest total of the season and only the 4th time in 14 games he’s been under 20 minutes. Given the way he’s played lately, the reduction makes sense…Jeff Schultz was the healthy defensive scratch and Mathieu Perreault the lone healthy forward…Washington lost the face-off battle 24-22 but Nicklas Backstrom (1 assist) went 12-8 and had the key draw win on the Ovechkin goal…the NHL Off Ice officials who work Devils games only credited Ovechkin with two hits so I am not sure exactly what sporting event they were watching tonight.last_img read more

Nigerian-Born Player To Give Evidence On English FA At An Inquiry

first_imgNigerian-born female player, Eniola Aluko, is expected to give evidence on the English Football Association at a Parliamentary inquiry on October 18.England international Aluko, who is the sister of former Super Eagles Sone Aluko, has been in the news for the better part of the year after she accused sacked England women’s head coach Mark Sampson of “bullying and discrimination”.Aluko’s England teammate Lianne Sanderson spoke out in her defence and she is also expected to testify at the hearing.Sampson had earlier been cleared of any wrongdoing from Eniola Aluko’s allegations before he was sacked last month for “unacceptable behaviour” in a previous role.FA boss Martin Glenn and chairman Greg Clarke will also give evidence at the hearing alongside FA technical director Dan Ashworth and human resources director Rachel Brace however embattled Sampson is not on the list.The hearing in two weeks time is part of the Culture, Media and Sport select committee’s inquiry into sports governance.RelatedExamining England’s Supposed “Zero Tolerance For Racism” PolicySeptember 20, 2017In “England”Gareth McAuleyJune 30, 2017Similar postEngland Women Managerial Job: Interim Replacement For Sacked Sampson RevealedSeptember 29, 2017In “England”last_img read more

I Don’t Need To Get Fit To Beat You! Fury Fires Back At AJ…

first_imgFormer WBA (Super), IBO, WBO and IBF heavyweight title holder Tyson Fury has fired back at Anthony Joshua ‘AJ’ after he taunted him about being overweight.AJ had earlier talked about Fury and his weight issues in an interview with IFLTV and that prompted a response from the controversial British boxer.In his response, Tyson Fury disclosed that he doesn’t need to return to shape to beat AJ in the boxing ring as he advised him to concentrate more on speed rather than power.Fury said:“I really don’t need to get fit for you anyways, put it that way.”He went on to call Anthony Joshua all sort of names. “Like I always say, boom city useless, no gas, no stamina, too much weights. You need to practice on a bit more speed and less power. boom.”Related’Lousy’ Fury Slams AJ’s Promoter Eddie HearnDecember 14, 2017In “Boxing”Anthony Joshua Believes He’ll Easily Unify the Heavyweight if Fury Beats WilderDecember 20, 2019In “Boxing”Boxing: Fury Ready For “War” In Wilder RematchFebruary 15, 2020In “Boxing”last_img read more

10Bet UK boosts live stream portfolio adding Betradar ‘Live Channel’ solutions

first_img Share David Lampitt, Sportradar: F1 presents betting’s most sizeable opportunity August 14, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Related Articles Sportradar combats social media abuse with player protection solution August 17, 2020 Submit European online bookmaker 10Bet has confirmed that it has boosted its live sports streams portfolio for its UK domain by partnering with Betradar Live Channel Online services.The partnership will see 10Bet UK gain access to over 30,000 live stream events per year via the Live Channel Online portfolio. Live content will include football, tennis, basketball streams from multiple international jurisdictions.All live streams will be overlaid with comprehensive live data and odds, driving interest in in-play bets across the portfolio and 10Bet in-play markets.Speaking about the partnership, David Bazak, Managing Director of 10Bet said: “We’re very happy to have partnered with Betradar, which is now supplying us with a superb range of major sports around the clock. We are very confident that this will prove to be a successful relationship which will benefit both companies to the fullest. I’m pleased that we’ve been able to enhance our live offering, providing a full spectrum service to the broadest possible target group”.Lorenzo Caci, Sportradar Director Sales backed Bazak’s comments stating “We are very pleased to have sealed this partnership with 10Bet. We are confident that our Live Channel Online will strengthen their portfolio significantly, providing their customers online with great live coverage. I have no doubt that the website’s profile in the market will go from strength to strength”.last_img read more

Ganapati Malta opens ‘Ganalogics’ Bucharest tech-hub

first_img Related Articles Superbet doubles down on Lucky7’s challenger investment  July 27, 2020 Romania’s ONJN adds 20 sites to blacklist August 14, 2020 Submit Share EveryMatrix promotes Samoil Dolejan to lead next phase of MoneyMatrix growth May 21, 2020 Mitsuya Fujimoto,Industry high-definition games developer Ganapati Malta has announced that it has set-up a tech-hub office in Bucharest Romania under its development arm Ganalogics SRL, which was registered as a business earlier this year.The Bucharest hub will support the ongoing development projects of the firm’s lead tech office in Tallin Estonia, which Ganapati management has has doubled in size in the past year.The games’ developer undertakes its investment in the Bucharest tech scene, as the company looks to drive up demand for its unique ‘Japanese-styled’ games in the coming months.Mitsuya Fujimoto, CEO of Ganapati Malta and COO of Ganapati Plc holding company, commented on the update: “We are delighted and excited to welcome our new teams in Europe as part of our global network. This move to Bucharest and expansion of the Tallinn studio were part of our immediate plan to strengthen our own branded game productions in Europe which would enable us to provide a wider range of content to our customers.”Further to its announcement, Ganapati management has confirmed that its Ganalogics SRL division will be led by Richard Hogg as Director.“We are delighted to be in Bucharest, having identified it as a tech hub of the future,” said Hogg. “The talent we have been able to attract thus far will enable us to create even more great games for Ganapati Malta. Estonia continues to grow and having this additional resource in Romania will ensure our games are delivered in a timely fashion to our clients.” Share StumbleUponlast_img read more

GVC Holdings prepares for €187 million tax battle

first_img Related Articles Share StumbleUpon FTSE online gambling group GVC Holdings has confirmed that it will move to appeal its recently sanctioned ‘tax audit assessment’ by the Greek Audit Centre for Large Enterprises.Updating the market, GVC reveals that it has been charged with a tax assessment of €187 million for its Greek subsidiary’s performance for the audit periods of 2010 and 2011.During the disputed periods, the Greek subsidiary was operated by Sportingbet Plc, prior to the online bookmaker’s acquisition by GVC Holdings in 2013.In its statement, GVC ‘strongly disputes’ the Audit Centre’s calculation, stating that the €187 million figure is ‘substantially higher by multiples of the total Greek revenues generated by the subsidiary’.Advised by Greek legal and tax professionals, GVC claims that it has strong grounds to dismiss the assessment, and will therefore file an appeal with the Greek courts.Protecting its existing Greek subsidiary operations, GVC has entered into a ‘payment scheme’ with the Tax Authority, where the business will make ‘held on account’ transactions of €7.8 million per month over the next 24 months.GVC governance states that ‘entering into such an arrangement is not an admission that the assessment is correct and the Group will seek to recover such payments’.Furthermore, as a prudent provision, GVC governance has sanctioned approximately €200 million attached to firm’s 2017 financial accounts to cover its dispute.“The Board strongly disputes the basis of the Assessment calculation, believing the assessed quantum to be widely exaggerated and is confident in the grounds of appeal”. GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 Submit Sharelast_img read more

Armenian president drops by SoftConstruct headquarters

first_img Vbet sponsors AS Monaco as Ligue 1 kicks off new season August 24, 2020 Share Submit The newly-appointed Armenian President Armen Sargsyan met with SoftConstruct founders Vahe and Vigen Badalyan at the company’s headquarters.The head of state took a tour around the campus of the ‘all-in-one IT and software provider’, meeting the teams and getting acquainted with the solutions provided by the company. As the visit went on, the guests of honour had a chance to speak to the company’s employees, and learn about the latest developments of the firm’s betting and gaming wing, BetConstruct.The Badalyan brothers shared their future insight on company development and the growth of the IT sector in Armenia, and President Sargsyan was reportedly impressed with SoftConstruct’s rapid growth over its 15 year history.As well as renowned sports betting software supplier BetConstruct, Softconstruct has a number of projects running under its title. For instance, FeedConstruct is a real-time data feed provider, Fast Credit UCO is a Ucraft website builder; FastShift is an innovative payment gateway; FastToken is a digital wallet developed for igaming activities; and Betonpolitics is a platform for political debates and forecasts.BetConstruct also recently launched Vbet, a virtual casino product in the German capital of Berlin, which utilises advanced VR technology to teleport bettors into a virtual casino world. New Polish poker table in BetGames section for STS July 15, 2020 StumbleUpon VBET agrees Armenian Premier League and Armenian Cup sponsorship August 13, 2020 Related Articles Sharelast_img read more