Four shot in Miami-Dade attack, two in custody

first_imgFour men are now in hospital following a gun attack in Miami Dade on Thursday morning.The Miami-Dade Police report that the four men were sitting in front of a residence when the occupants of a dark colored vehicle opened fire.The men were all taken to hospital and admitted. They have been identified as Tommy Mayfield, Frank Luis, Tommy Butler and Broderick Richardson.The police were alerted and subsequently identified a vehicle fitting the description of the one used in the attack. When the cops attempted to stop the vehicle the driver sped off and a high speed chase ensued.Two men then bailed from the vehicle at SW 250 Street and SW 122 Avenue, leaving a female behind. She was taken into custody.Th driver of the vehicle continued to flee on foot and a perimeter was set up by the police. K- units and a Special Response Team then conducted a search of the area. The cops were led to a residence where another male occupant of the car was taken into custody after a physical confrontation.Then the cops were alerted to a robbery near the scene and the description of the robber fitted the armed suspect they were hunting.Police dogs led them to the backyard of a model construction in the area and the driver was arrested.The female has not yet been charged with any crime.last_img read more

Jamaican sprint queens looking good as the season begins

first_imgJamaica’s Elaine Thompson waves after a women’s 100-meter heat during the World Athletics Championships in London Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland) Thousands of Jamaica track and field fans turned out at the Milo Western Relays held at the alternative GC Foster College venue last weekend, and were impressed with the performances of top athletes like veteran sprinters and Olympic champions Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Elaine Thompson.New sprint relay record The two sprinters, running for their club MVP Track Club in the women 4 x 100 relay helped their team to set a new record of 43.23 seconds.According to reports Thompson ran the second leg brilliantly to giver her team the lead, which third leg runner maintained, handing over to Fraser-Pryce who took the baton home in what was described as a “resounding win”.Both athletes expressed delight at their individual performances, as well as the success they were able to enjoy as a group.Looking forward to successful 2019 season Thompson, 26, the defending 100 and 200 meters Olympic champion who was hampered last season with leg and foot injuries said she “felt great” after the race, and wants to pace herself for the long season ahead. Her target for the season is the World Championship to held in from September 27 to October 6 in Doha, Qatar. She said its her plan to maintain her health, take the season race by race and perform her bestA toe injury seriously Fraser-Pryce performance in the 2017 season, before she took time off from the track to give birth to her son. She has returned to the track determined to have a good, injury free season. She said her plan is to continue training hard and “have injury free races each time.” She is also looking forward to participating in international meets this season, including with Thompson, and is looking towards this year’s Penn Relays, and the World Championships.last_img read more

COVID-19 Spreads at Broward Sheriff’s Office As Sheriff Tony Faces No-Confidence…

first_imgOne employee, Deputy Shannon Bennett, died of COVID-19 on April 3.While Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony has assured that the sheriff’s office employees have enough personal protective gear to fight COVID-19, many have criticised the office’s response to fighting the virus.Among those who criticized Sheriff Tony is Jeff Bell, the president of the 1,400-member Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputies Association, was suspended with pay on April 10. Bell accused the sheriff of allegedly not having enough personal protective gear for deputies, first responders and those working in the Broward County Jail system.According to BSO, the suspension was related to an internal affairs investigation “regarding violations of BSO policies and procedures”.The investigation listed lying and conduct unbecoming as two of the five allegations against Bell.“For any rogue employee to come off and present these comments, that we have failed this community and failed these men and women we are leading, is despicable,” Tony said in a briefing following news of Bell’s suspension.Bell’s attorneys have criticized the suspension, calling it “illegal and immoral.”Sheriff Tony is now facing a vote of no-confidence from union members. The deputies’ union announced that it would hold a no-confidence vote over Tony. Voting began on April 14 and will end on Monday (April 20), when the votes will be counted and announced.It’s been almost two years since BSO deputies voted no confidence against Sheriff Scott Israel in the fallout of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas massacre. Israel was later removed from office by Gov. Ron DeSantis and replaced by Tony. Over the last week, the number of cases of COVID-19 among Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO) employees has doubled, resulting in backlash from union members and residents.According to Sun-Sentinel, 77 employees have tested positive for COVID-19 as of April 15. Two of those people have since recovered and will return to duty. Just the week before, the agency had 42 confirmed cases among its 5,400 employees.last_img read more

Audi Present Cars To Madrid Players (Photos)

first_imgCar manufacturing giants, Audi, have presented players of European champions Real Madrid at a small ceremony on Thursday evening.Audi are the official car partner of Real Madrid meaning that the club players are given a car model (Audi) each on a yearly basis.Here are photos of the players receiving their cars: Relatedlast_img

High Drama…Manchester by the Sea challenges La La Land for Oscars glory

first_img This week sees the UK-wide release of ‘Oscar 2017 Best Picture’ favourites ‘La La Land’ and ‘Manchester by the Sea’ (UK release dates – 13 January) as the countdown continues towards the 89th Academy Awards (26 February 2017).With the 2016/17 awards season coming into full focus, all movie insiders are in-agreement that La La Land and Manchester by the Sea will be shortlisted in the ‘Oscar 2017 Best Picture Category’.Since early Oscar 2017 markets were published, Damien Chazelle’s romantic musical comedy/drama La La Land has maintained its position as market favourite (currently priced 1.5 by the majority of UK bookmakers).Nevertheless, La La Land’s predicted road to US cinema glory has been met by a new contender in Amazon funded drama Manchester by the Sea (priced 5/1). Since its late November US release Kenneth Lonergan ‘devastating family drama’ has been gaining significant critical backing to be crowned the Academy’s’ Best Picture.Since its US release, La La Land has been described by movie insiders as a ‘love letter’ to vintage Hollywood productions, which may carry favour with Academy voting members. However, the small budget Manchester by the Sea may prove to be yet another Academy Awards upset, following last year’s Best Picture win for Tom McCarthy’s ‘Spotlight’.The Oscars 2017, may yet have a further Best Picture contender in Barry Jenkins hard hitting ‘child-to-adulthood’ drama ‘Moonlight’ (priced 7/1). Out of nowhere, this small independent production has received high critical acclaim outmuscling heavily backed 2017 Oscars 2017 contenders.‘Manchester by the Sea’ trailer ‘Moonlight’ – trailer Related Articles Share Share Sky and BT prepare for Champions League media rights battle November 11, 2019 StumbleUpon InsiderSport: On The Ball – China to host 2021 FIFA Club World Cup October 25, 2019 Submit Premier League eyes 17 June resumption May 29, 2020last_img read more

Ladbrokes Coral positive on 2017 expectations despite tough opening for retail operations

first_imgShare TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Related Articles CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach  August 27, 2020 GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Share Jim MullenIssuing its Q1 trading update (period ending 31 March), FTSE-listed bookmaker Ladbrokes Coral Group Plc continues its digital momentum, despite being impacted by unfavourable sporting results recorded during February and March.Updating investors, Ladbrokes Coral detailed a 22% rise in group digital revenues, with its enlarged sportsbook division recording a 40% uplift in period net revenues.However, the firm would record a slight dip in form within its UK and European retail divisions which saw staking declines of -2% (UK) and -3 (Eurobet division).Detailing its retail declines, Ladbrokes Coral governance noted that its Eurobet Italia division had been impacted by severely unfriendly results recorded during February, whilst its UK Retail division faced a challenging UK highstreet environment.The enlarged operator, which officially completed its merger last November continues its integration plan, detailing that it has now migrated ‘all key Digital systems’ into one unified platform. Furthermore, the company has commenced to move its business operations to its new headquarters in Stratford (London).Commenting on Ladbrokes Coral’s Q1 2017 performance, group CEO Jim Mullen stated“Trading in the period was in-line with our expectations. We see encouraging trends in Digital sportsbook and gaming with continued enthusiasm for our multi-channel products in all our major markets and over a million customers now signed up in the UK alone“The online market remains highly competitive, although recent high-profile sporting events seem to indicate that as much emphasis is being placed on customer retention as is being placed on the acquisition of new customers. Our plan is to continue to use our data-driven marketing approach and leverage our market leading multi-channel capability to enhance returns.”“We remain confident in the opportunities ahead for the business and in our ability to deliver the year in-line with our expectations.”last_img read more

Betfred teams with Racing Post to offer key football content

first_imgShare Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season  August 21, 2020 Share Submit Spotlight delivers Racing Post translated services for Pari-Engineering Russia August 26, 2020 Betfred counters Oppenheimer bid in race to rescue Phumelela August 26, 2020 StumbleUpon Betfred are to partner with Racing Post to offer mobile customers an “innovative” new digital football content package, becoming the first high street bookmaker to provide the service.Customers can benefit from a variety of football markets alongside the Racing Post football data content package, which includes match verdicts, keys stats for a variety of markets and latest team form for 28 worldwide leagues and competitions.  Lewis McMillan, Head of Digital Sportsbook at Betfred, said: “We’re delighted to have launched Racing Post’s industry leading football data package on our mobile product. “Delivering the best possible betting experience to our customer base is absolutely vital, and the data-rich football content now being delivered directly to their fingertips is a huge step in the right direction.”As part of the service is a predicted line-up view, which is available up to three days before a game and features integrated goalscorer markets, giving punters a “seamless betting experience” directly from the page.The independent pre-match betting focused analysis and tips are all handwritten by Racing Post’s team of football experts and are designed to engage punters, offering access to key information without having to leave the app.Eugene Delaney, B2B Director at Racing Post, added: “We’re really excited to partner with a brand like Betfred to launch a product that gives punters access to vital stats and verdicts to help them make an informed football bet. “With access to our expert content, combined with a slick betting journey, Betfred really have created a product that really engages the football betting audience.” The digital football content package is live on the latest Betfred mobile and tablet apps, which are available to download from the App Store and Google Play. Related Articleslast_img read more

BetConstruct unveils Vbet virtual casino product

first_img New Polish poker table in BetGames section for STS July 15, 2020 Share Technology provider BetConstruct has opened a virtual casino product in the German capital of Berlin, known as Vbet, in what is an industry first.Located on Schillerstraße in the city’s affluent Charlottenburg district, the store utilises advanced VR technology to teleport bettors into a virtual casino world.The Vbet store was unveiled at a grand opening on Saturday, and will also act as the company’s German headquarters.The London-headquartered firm continues with its ambitious growth plans that have accelerated since Vigen Badalyan assumed the role of CEO in November, and made it clear that they hope to launch more Vbet stores throughout the continent in the coming months.Addressing the crowd at the store launch on Saturday, BetConstruct’s Regional Director for Germany, Gor Mnatsakanyan, said: “BetConstruct started its journey back in 2003, and is now very proud to open its betting shop in Europe.“Let me tell you a little bit about BetConstruct’s new products – many of you will have already seen them in action at ICE Totally Gaming. We have many new innovative products – BetCloud, Betonpolitics, etc. – but now we are tackling the B2C market.“We are new in Germany, but as you will see, our product is also new and unique. We have developed the first in the world virtual reality casino with live dealer.”Mnatsakanyan went on to describe the firm’s new app, Vivaro Go, which offers an augmented reality experience with users given the chance to win prizes and claim deals.“It’s the first in the world, we have developed an app called Vivaro Go, it’s a unique and fun app, and you will all have a chance today to enjoy our full portfolio of products.”The store launch came just days after BetConstruct won the award for ‘Best Live Dealer Overall Product’ at the 2018 Live Gaming Summit in Barcelona. StumbleUpon Related Articles Vbet sponsors AS Monaco as Ligue 1 kicks off new season August 24, 2020 Share Submit VBET agrees Armenian Premier League and Armenian Cup sponsorship August 13, 2020last_img read more

ESSA reports 50 suspicious betting alerts in 2018’s first quarter

first_img Related Articles StumbleUpon Share All-in Global: ‘Fantastyc’ markets around the world July 16, 2020 IBIA: Australia has made no progress on safeguarding sports integrity   July 28, 2020 Winning Post: UK racing must put its best foot forward … July 20, 2020 Submit Share International betting integrity body ESSA has published its integrity report for the first quarter of 2018, reporting 50 cases of suspicious betting to the relevant authorities during the period.Breaking down those figures sees nine sports involved, with tennis having the most cases with 27, followed by eleven cases in football and four in table tennis.Of the rest, both badminton and volleyball saw two cases each reported, whilst there was one each in basketball, ice hockey, beach volleyball and esports.Amongst the Q1 report is an article for European football’s governing body Uefa, who work alongside a range of partners to protect the integrity of its games, which was enhanced via an information sharing memorandum of understanding, signed with ESSA earlier this year.Nicholas Raudenski, Uefa integrity officer, details that through his organisation’s policy to tackle match fixing, also encompassing varying degrees of disciplinary processes, the body outlines a four pillar approach including monitoring and investigations, education, legal framework and sanctions.Khalid Ali, ESSA Secretary General, said: “The publication of the interim report into integrity issues in tennis has understandably focused attention on that sport. “Tennis makes up over half of our alerts in the first quarter of 2018, but it is important to highlight that it is one of nine sports on which alerts were reported. “Therefore ESSA has continued the expansion of its information sharing partnerships throughout the first quarter.“This has seen important agreements concluded with the Rugby Football Union, International Cricket Council, State of Victoria Police, Portuguese gambling regulator and UEFA. “In addition, ESSA’s betting integrity officer was seconded to the IOC to help monitor the Winter Olympic Games. “This proved to be a resounding success and will hopefully pave the way for similar stakeholder engagement and integrity partnership working with other sports during their high-profile events.”last_img read more

Scientific Games recruits tech-pro Doug Albregts as new Group Gaming lead

first_img Share Submit Scientific Games confirms Michael Eklund as inbound Group CFO  May 22, 2020 Share Scientific Games expands SGI debt placement to $550m  June 18, 2020 StumbleUpon Scientific Games records $198m loss as COVID swamps casino and lottery performance July 24, 2020 Related Articles Doug AlbregtsNasdaq-listed industry technology group, Scientific Games Corporation (SGC), continues its executive management restructure, confirming the appointment of Doug Albregts as Executive Vice President (EVP) & Group Chief Executive Officer of SGC’s Gaming Division.A mass-market US technology veteran, Albregts joins SGC’s executive team from Japanese multi-national firm Sharp Electronics, where he most recently served as Chief Executive of its North American division (2016-2018).The executive appointment, sees Albregts replace Derik Mooberry as SGC Gaming CEO. The gambling technology group details that Mooberry will continue to serve the company as EVP of Strategic Projects.Incoming SGC Group CEO Barry Cottle welcomed the appointment of Albregts“Given Scientific Games’ diverse range of industry-leading products and services, we are very excited that we will be bringing Doug’s deep experience managing a wide range of high-tech businesses and driving innovation across product lines to lead the gaming division. Doug’s proven success at top-notch global technology companies will help us lead the industry in innovation and enable us to execute our growth strategies. I also want to acknowledge Derik Mooberry for his service and leadership at our company and within our industry. We’re looking forward to continuing to work with him,”Taking leadership of SGC Gaming, Albregts will be tasked with the overall performance of the firm’s land-based gaming units, which consists of the core gambling assets of Bally, Bally Technologies, WMS Gaming, Shuffle Master and Scientific Games.“I am excited to join Scientific Games as Barry Cottle becomes the new CEO and all SG is poised to continue to lead the industry. My passion for driving innovation, promoting operational excellence and executive leadership skills, and experience developing cutting-edge commercial technology will enable me to hit the ground running, executing our growth strategies and continuing our momentum as a Company. I look forward to meeting our customers, understanding players’ needs, expanding in new and growing markets and driving growth for our customers and shareholders,” said Doug Albregts.last_img read more