Muhammad Ali’s son detained at Fort Lauderdale airport

first_imgMuhammas Ali and son Muhammad Ali Jr. the son of world famous boxer Muhammad Ali, was detained by immigration officials at the Hollywood Airport in Fort Lauderdale as he attempted to re-enter the United States.Ali Jr. and his mother Khalilah Camacho-Ali, were returning from a Black History Month speaking engagement in Jamaica when they were pulled out of a line and and interrogated about their Muslim faith.Muhammas Ali Jr…detained by US border officialsCamacho-Ali was allowed to leave but Ali Jr. was taken to a room and drilled for about two hours. He was reportedly asked by the immigration officers about the origin of his name.Ali Jr was born in the United States and is the holder of an American passport. An Appellate Court has put a stop order on an executive order signed by President Donald Trump that places a ban on travelers from seven countries with a Muslim majority but that has not stopped border officials from vetting travelers who have travelled to those countries or who they suspect to be Muslim.In early February, Manchester Untied ambassador and former striker, Dwight Yorke was denied entry while in transit ti Miami, Florida because he has an Iranian stamp in his passport.last_img read more

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Gabre Selassie keeping dub in the club

first_imgGabre Selassie…the brains behind the Dub Club By Karyl WalkerWhat begun as the first steps in a spiritual journey blossomed into an internationally-recognized event that has drawn visitors and locals to the upscale neighborhood of Jacks Hill in St. Andrew, Jamaica.Gabre Selassie is a devout Rastafarian who was raised during the 1970s golden era of roots-reggae. His love for the reggae derivative dub drove him to start the Dub Club which is held Sunday nights at his Jack’s Hill home.“I have been on this journey for about 20 years and it has a lot to do with my Rastafari faith. Roots music is our own and this (Dub Club) is not a recent phenomenon,” Gabre Selassie told Caribbean National Weekly.The Dub Club, which mainly features music played by Selassie on his Rockers Sound Station, is  endorsed by the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB). Booking agents and talent scouts for major reggae shows in Europe, Japan and the US frequent the event.“The feedback has been positive and tremendous overall. The endorsement by the JTB has brought more awareness of the event,” said Selassie.The Mighty Diamonds perform at the Dub ClubThe Dub Club is a must for fans who want clean entertainment and not the debauchery associated with dancehall promotions. But then came a bump.Three weeks ago, the police visited the Dub Club and demanded the music be turned off as Selassie did not have a required show permit. Things turned sour when the promoter refused, informing the cops that he did in fact apply for and was given a permit. The police pepper-sprayed Selassie and took him to jail. He was freed in court after evidence of the valid permit was produced.Chronixx belts out one of his hits at the Dub ClubThe incident has not embittered Selassie. He is calling for an amendment to Jamaica’s Night Noise Abatement Act, under which he was charged.“I think the police should monitor the caller and do a fact check to find out if there is in fact someone being disturbed or if the caller is being mischievous or trying to get the event shut down due to other motives,” he said. “Someone can stay in Florida and get a dance locked off in Kingston because they don’t like the promoter.”Selassie encouraged authorities to establish entertainment zones in Kingston where events can be held without being locked off at the 2:00 am time stipulated by law.last_img read more

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Opposition (PNP) candidate threatens legal action

first_imgThe main opposition People’s National Party’s (PNP) candidate,  Dr. Shane Alexis, for the upcoming by-election in the constituency of St. Mary South Eastern, has threatened to take legal action following allegations made in a statement issued by Young Jamaica – the youth arm of the ruling Jamaica Labor Party (JLP).In a press release on Friday, Young Jamaica questioned the circumstances under which Alexis studied medicine in Cuba, stating that it was done through a bilateral program designed only for Jamaicans.Young Jamaica made the claim following reports that Alexis was born in Canada.However, the PNP said the statement was incorrect.“Our instructions are that Dr. Alexis did not obtain a scholarship to study in Cuba under the Cuba/Jamaica bilateral agreement or any other scholarship program available to Jamaican citizens nor did he receive any kind of support from the Government of Jamaica in relation to such studies,” the PNP said.Under the program, Jamaicans get to study in Cuba free of cost.The PNP in a statement on Saturday, said Alexis – the former president of the Medical Association of Jamaica (MAJ), has instructed his attorneys to pursue legal redress in this matter.last_img read more

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Lauderdale Lakes Commission meetings rescheduled

first_imgPLEASE TAKE NOTICE, the City of Lauderdale Lakes Commission Workshop scheduled for November 13, 2017 and the Commission Meeting scheduled for November 14, 2017 have been cancelled and rescheduled.The Commission Workshop will now be held on November 6, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. in the Alfonso Gereffi Room, and the Commission Meeting will be held on November 7, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Commission Chambers. Both locations are located at 4300 N.W. 36th Street, 2nd Floor, Lauderdale Lakes, Florida 33319.Any person requiring auxiliary aids and services at this meeting may contact the City Clerk’s Office at (954) 535-2705 at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.  Those individuals who are hearing or speech impaired, are asked to please contact the Florida Relay Service by using the following numbers: 1-800-955-8770 or 1-800-955-8771.For recent article on the City of Lauderdale Lakes, click the link: FMC / Lauderdale Lakes Mayor’s Health Challengelast_img read more

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Pope Rihanna reigns supreme at the Met Gala

first_imgThere is no stopping Bajan star Rihanna. The singer made global headlines and was trending on Twitter, for her singer, pope-themed look at fashion’s most important night, the 2018 Met Gala. The actress, fashion designer and beauty mogul, was an honorary co-chair for the event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, alongside Donatella Versace and Amal Clooney. Rihanna wore an astoundingly intricate, embellished mini dress outfit custom-made by creative director John Galliano from Maison Margiela to this year’s: “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” themed event.The outfit also included a sculptural jacket and a skirt worn over a bustier dress and a custom-made hat that many fans called the Pope hat. “In total, the outfit took 250 hours to sew and 500 hours to hand embroider by Maison Margiela’s Paris Atelier,” the creator said on Instagram.“It feels expensive. It’s heavy,” Rihanna told Vogue of her look. “They beaded this by hand and it would be a sin not to wear it.”last_img read more

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Jamaica welcomes University’s plan to develop global academy city

first_imgThe Jamaica government has welcomed plans by the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) to develop a global academic city on lands at Caymanas Estate in St. Catherine, a parish in the south east of the island.State Minister for Education, Youth and Information, Floyd Green, delivering an address on behalf of Prime Minister Andrew Holness, described the decision as a “notable step in the right direction, which challenges the very core of how we traditionally see universities”.Holness said that the plan solidifies opportunity for innovative enterprise.“I am excited by the plans to develop this knowledge city and edu-tourism venture,” Holness said, adding that the “possibilities for new businesses and new career opportunities (will) make Jamaica a more attractive venue for off-shore education”.The new campus to be established on approximately 25 acres of land, will feature the Caribbean’s first Centre of Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).In his own address to the ceremony on Thursday, Green urged universities to move “research outside of the halls of a university” and into government policy.He said the government has an “open door” approach and would use research posited by universities to influence policy.“Too many of our universities or tertiary institutions do extraordinarily good work; so many of our students are looking at the most critical problems that we face and have come up with solutions, but who knows about it… . Let us feed it into policy,” he said.The conference was held under the theme ‘Developing Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Technology for Global Competitiveness’.last_img read more

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Bermuda’s Jessica Lewis Wins 400 Gold at Parapan American Games

first_imgLIMA, Peru, CMC – Bermudian wheelchair sprinter Jessica Lewis made a scintillating start to the Parapan American Games on Saturday, storming to victory in the women’s T53 400 metres final ahead of two Americans to win gold.Lewis executed the perfect race, making a flying start and finishing in a time of one minute, 05.95 seconds, a second faster than Yen Hoang, of the United States, who came second in 1:02.95. Kelsey Le Favour, of the US, placed third in 1:02.97.Lewis is eyeing a sweep of medals in all three of her events in Lima and will return to action in the 800 final on Monday.“It’s such an honour to bring home a gold medal again to Bermuda,” said Lewis, the reigning Parapan Am T53 100 champion.“I felt like I had a great chance of winning the race, but I knew that it was going to be a fight with the US girls. I am quite thrilled that I managed to be that far ahead of them.”The gold medal represents a major breakthrough for Lewis, as she has often struggled for sustained power at the longer distances and believes her switch to a harder pair of gloves has made a huge difference.“I have transitioned into using the hard gloves which have definitely helped me get stronger in the longer-distance events,” she added.“I had the best start I have ever had in these gloves, so everything just came together for the race.”Lewis’ main race, the 100, will take place on Wednesday, with the 26-year-old hoping to shatter her Parapan Am record time of 17.67, which she set in Toronto in 2015.last_img read more

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Balanced Caps Dominate Canes, 5-1

first_imgThe Washington Capitals scored two quick goals to start the second period to grab a 2-1 lead and then they blew the game wide open in the final frame scoring three times en route to a 5-1 dominating victory over the Carolina Hurricanes in Raleigh. The Caps, who were 5-0-1 against the Canes last season, got goals from Jeff Halpern, Troy Brouwer, John Carlson, Cody Eakin (his 1st NHL tally), and Nicklas Backstrom while Anthony Stewart had the only marker for Carolina in the game’s first four minutes. Washington is now 9-2 overall in 2011-12 and they are 7-0-1 in their last eight games against the Canes, outscoring them 24-13 in the process.Here are the highlights and analysis from Washington’s fourth straight win at the RBC Center:– Typically the Caps and Hurricanes are known for playing close contests but in this game Washington used its’ depth to wear down Carolina and by just past the midpoint of the third period this one was all but over. 13 different Capitals players finished this game at +1 or better and even though the third line of Brooks Laich, Joel Ward, and Jason Chimera were all -1 on the night, they played a role in a final 20 minutes that saw the hosts get only five shots on net and not even a quality chance in that stanza until just a few minutes remained (h/t @ngreenberg). Washington’s defense was outstanding, especially Carlson, who arguably played his best game of the season, and that wasn’t because he scored the marker that ignited the three goal explosion in the final period. #74, who seems to have found some chemistry with Roman Hamrlik since they were paired together starting midway through Tuesday’s game against Anaheim, was as sound positionally as I’ve seen him be all season. His stick clogged the passing lanes, he didn’t chase the puck, and he used his size to keep the Canes offensive players away from Michal Neuvirth (24 saves).– Eakin, who made his NHL debut on Tuesday, made a nice play in the neutral zone on Brouwer’s goal, which gave the Caps a lead they would not relinquish. Eakin allowed Marcus Johansson to get the puck just past the red line and MJ90 skated in across the blue line and saucered a beautiful pass to #20, who one timed it home. It was Eakin’s first NHL point and then in the third he scored his first NHL goal on a two on one break with Alexander Semin. #28 made the play with some super defensive stickwork and then he fed Eakin with the puck in the slot in the Canes zone. Semin then went to the net and that froze Cam Ward (27 saves) giving #50 room to beat him short side. The former Western Hockey League star, who was recalled from Hershey earlier this week, was +2 with two points in 8:45 of ice time.– Backstrom, who is off to a super start with 16 points in 11 games, made a beast of a play on Carlson’s power play tally as he shouldered the Carolina defender mightily off of the puck and then slid a beauty of a feed to #74. #19 looks so much different and stronger this season, primarily because he didn’t have a shoulder injury that hampered his offseason workouts this past summer like it did in 2010.– Neuvirth was good in this tilt, especially in the second period when the Canes had three straight power plays. He was also lucky that the game wasn’t tied at two because an early whistle wiped out what should have been a Carolina power play goal (h/t John Walton, who brought me the game via radio in the middle frame). #30’s positioning was solid and he was only beaten on Stewart’s tipped shot off of a faceoff. The defensive draw occurred because Karl Alzner made a bad backhand pass up the boards that led to a Canes quality scoring chance. Then Laich lost the faceoff and Jeff Schultz failed to tie up Stewart in the slot and he tipped home Jay Harrison’s point blast. But that was about the only really bad stretch for the Caps in this one.– Ward, when he is on, can easily shut down a team. Other nights it just takes one goal to open the flood gates on him and Halpern’s greasy goal, which was helped by Matt Hendricks working hard in the crease area and Mike Knuble digging the puck out off of the back boards, was just what the Caps needed to get going. That tally came right after a dominating Washington first power play that spanned the end of the first period and the commencement of the second. Both Alex Ovechkin (two assists) and Semin had great chances on that man advantage. Overall the Caps went 1 for 3 on the power play while Carolina was held to 0 for 4. On Carlson’s power play tally, it was the Gr8 who provided the screen in front of Ward.– In summary, this was a game where it was ultra clear the advantage Washington has talent and depth wise. Caps Coach Bruce Boudreau, who scratched Mathieu Perreault tonight, did a super job with his in game adjustments and also once again stuck to his guns by evening out the ice time. That strategy has really shown its effects on the opponents in the final period in the last two tilts. It also works better when the game is played most of the time at five on five. The Caps did have that bad stretch of penalties in the second period, but other than that they were disciplined, another key for victory. This club has speed and size, which is a deadly duo that will wear a team out if the players buy into what the coaches are selling and repeatedly get pucks deep in their opponents zone. Washington executed the game plan on Friday night and turned this one into an easy win.Notes: The Caps are in Long Island on Saturday night against the Islanders at 7pm on Comcast…if you ever can’t catch a period or a part of the game on television, which I had to do tonight for the middle frame, you absolutely have to tune in on radio to Walton, who definitely makes you feel like you are in the arena…Semin (1 assist) had his best game out of the last six and he continues to own the Canes during his career…the teams each won 29 of the 58 draws. Backstrom was the best for the Caps at 9-5…Brouwer took an awkward hit at the end of Tuesday’s game and appeared to have an upper body injury but he showed no ill effects tonight in a strong performance…John Erskine was excellent in his second game back from offseason shoulder surgery…Mike Green missed his fourth straight game and is doubtful for Saturday.last_img read more

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bettingexpert’s Harris cedes Tipster Challenge lead at Haydock

first_img 1Sarah Shannon – OneBet210.38 2Stephen Harris – bettingexpert1.839.34 3Tim Reynolds – Sun Bets25.00 4Steven Mullington – 888sport24.57 5Charlie McCann – BetVictor12.25 6Alex Donohue – ODDSbible12.00 7Rupert Adams – William Hill10.50 bettingexpert and a rotation of guests will be providing expert tips for a specific Wednesday race meet.We will keep record of points won each week and the number of race wins for each.The guests will compete individually, with their points going up against the average total for bettingexpert.The new tips will be published on Wednesday ahead of the race meet, and the results will be available on Thursday.For the competition, we will assume that all selections are backed with 1 point.Lost tips will count as 0 and won bets will be added to the leaderboard at SP value.Each tipster will get a ‘Nap of the Day’ each week which scores double points.For example, if bettingexpert’s Stephen Harris backs a winning horse at 8/1, he will get 8 points; if he has put this horse forward as his ‘Nap of the Day’, the reward is 16 points. RankTipsterRace WinsPoints Share OneBet’s Sarah Shannon assumed the lead in the Tipster Challenge after bettingexpert’s average return dropped below 10 points for the first time at Haydock.Stephen Harris, the horse racing guru from the bettingexpert community, could only manage a single victory on his ‘Nap of the Day’ Dance Diva (13/8), for a total of 3.25.Meanwhile, Sun Bets PR Manager Tim Reynolds entered in third place after picking up a creditable 5.00 points from wins for Dance Diva and Ottonian in the day’s opening race.Race Winners at Haydock:Ottonian – 7/4Dance Diva – 13/8Fire Brigade – 4/1Addeybb – 100/30Merlin – 4/1Marmajuke Bay – 16/1Uae King – 6/5Tipster Challenge 2017 Leaderboard Better Collective secures esports vision by acquiring HLTV.org for €35m February 28, 2020 ‘Better for Bettors’: Better Collective’s formalised approach to sustainable development June 15, 2020center_img Related Articles Share StumbleUpon Better Collective moves fast to mitigate COVID-19 as esports journey begins May 15, 2020 Submitlast_img read more

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Playtech commits to Gibraltar expansion with new World Trade Center office

first_img StumbleUpon Share Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 Playtech goes live in the US with bet365 August 7, 2020 FTSE gambling technology provider Playtech Plc has expanded its operational presence within British overseas territory Gibraltar, opening a new office within the ‘World Trade Center’ complex.Speaking to Gibraltar news source GBC.gi, Playtech Chief Operations Officer Shimon Akad, stated that the office would expand the firm’s presence within Gibraltar, a key jurisdiction for Playtech commercial pipeline.Akad detailed that the office expansion made business sense, as a number of Playtech’s largest clients held core operations in Gibraltar.As a leading industry technology supplier Akad further states that Playtech needs a ‘significant Gibraltar presence’, to bridge services between the territory and its commercial headquarters based in London.At present, Akad details that Playtech Gibraltar operations have grown to 150 staff members, with the company satisfied with the jurisdiction’s pool of talent and tech resources.However, Brexit has marked a period of uncertainty for Gibraltar. The UK’s decision to leave the European Union may have ramifications for Gibraltar based industry stakeholders.The Gibraltar Remote Gambling License may not be sufficient to fulfil operators’ industry regulatory requirements as certain EU member states could potentially deem Gibraltar licensing provisions as ineligible dependent on how the UK leaves the European business community.Speaking on the subject matter Akad details that Playtech will continue to support Gibraltar as an igaming/betting community. Submit Retail closures have ‘severe’ impact on Playtech August 5, 2020 Share Related Articleslast_img read more

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