American Friends of Jamaica celebrate in style

first_imgPhoto by David I Muir The American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ) have been raising funds for those with need in Jamaica for 35 years, and the signature Jamaica Charity Gala in Miami continued the tradition in style.More than 250 guests attended the annual Jamaica Charity Gala in Miami, staged at the Four Seasons Miami on the evening of April 1st.“Evenings like these are wonderful for our major donors, but above all else our objective is to connect those who can provide help with those who need help,” AFJ president Wendy Hart said.The AFJ started hosting their annual Jamaica Charity Gala in New York in 1982. Treasurer Barron Channer was instrumental in introducing the AFJ gala to Miami 13 years ago. Today, the group’s objectives for advancing the mission have become more diverse, not just targeting the wealthy, but all Jamaicans who have done well in the diaspora.“Many immigrants from Jamaica focus on giving directly to their families or to their high schools. We also want to encourage professionals in the diaspora who have the means, to give to wider causes on the island as well.” Treasurer Barron Channer,In attendance were US Ambassador to Jamaica Luis Moreno, Jamaican Ambassador to the US Audrey Marks, Minister of Tourism Ed Bartlett, Kingston Mayor Delroy Williams, and entertainer Orville “Shaggy” Burrell.The Lignum Vitae Vanguard Award for service to the community was bestowed upon Information Officer at the Jamaican Consulate Cheryl Wynter, while Dr Kevin Coy was recognized for accomplishments in the field of community service.The recipient of the International Humanitarian Award was WISYNCO Group Chairman William Mahfood. The AFJ managed to surpass the evening’s pledge drive goal of $50,000, This year’s recipients include Cornwall Regional Hospital, SOS Children’s Village, Alpha Institute and The University of the West Indies.last_img read more

Security Council underscores opportunities towards lasting stability in Haiti

first_imgA delegation from the United Nations Security Council says it has accomplished the objectives of its mission during a three day visit to Haiti.The mission included a first-hand look into how best the global body could contribute to the country’s lasting stability and development.“I am glad to report that the objectives of the visit were met,” Sacha Sergio Llorentty Soliz, Bolivia’s Permanent Representative to the UN, who led the Council delegation, told a press conference on Saturday.With this visit, we have reaffirmed the Security Council’s commitment towards the government and the people of Haiti and towards its institutional strengthening in order to contribute to its stability and development,” he added.Bolivia holds the Council’s presidency for the month of June.In resolution 2350 of April 13, the 15-member Council extended the mandate of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) for a final six months, deciding to replace it with a smaller follow-up peacekeeping mission that would help the Government of Haiti strengthen rule-of-law institutions, further develop and support the Haitian National Police and engage in human rights monitoring, reporting and analysis, the UN said.last_img read more

PAHO launches campaign to prevent cervical cancer in the Caribbean

first_imgWASHINGTON, CMC – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has launched a communication campaign aimed at preventing cervical cancer, which kills more than 34,000 women annually in the Americas, including the Caribbean.PAHO describes the disease as being among the leading causes of cancer death in women in 23 countries of the region.“Time to End Cervical cancer”It said the campaign titled “It is Time to End Cervical Cancer” is a designed to inform health providers and empower women and girls with health information on how to prevent this disease, which is diagnosed in some 72,000 women each year.With the slogan, “Don’t let cervical cancer stop you,” the campaign provides materials, information and stories about the vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV), the cause of cervical cancer and about cervical cancer screening methods, to encourage women to have regular examinations for the early detection of precancerous lesions.Preventive care crucialPAHO said the ultimate goal is to mobilize health providers, women and girls to seek preventive care and stop cervical cancer from keeping women from reaching their maximum potential in life.“By being informed about cervical cancer and how to prevent it, we can help to ensure that women lead healthy, productive lives,” said Dr. Anselm Hennis, Director of the PAHO Department of Non-communicable Diseases and Mental Health.“We have the tools to prevent cervical cancer from being a threat to the health and well-being of women, their families, and communities.”HPV vaccinationPAHO said cervical cancer can be prevented with HPV vaccination and with screening. The HPV vaccine is recommended for girls ages nine to 14 and is available in 35 countries and territories of the region. However, in the majority of countries, the HPV vaccine coverage rate with the recommended two doses, has not yet reached 80 per cent of the target population.In addition to providing information about cervical cancer vaccination, the campaign also aims to raise awareness about cervical cancer screening, which is recommended primarily for women aged 30 to 49 years. An estimated 32 million women in the region are eligible for cervical cancer screening, which, when coupled with treatment, can save lives.The web-based campaign has a section for health professionals that contains guides, factsheets, answers to frequently asked questions, and a free online course, all aimed at building knowledge of the issue and improving HPV vaccination and cervical cancer screening.In September, Health Ministers from the Americas agreed, at the PAHO Directing Council meeting, on a plan to reduce cervical cancer by a third in the region by 2030.To accomplish this, the plan aims to strengthen primary prevention through information and education and HPV vaccination, as well as improve cervical cancer screening and treatment of precancerous lesions, and strengthen access to cancer diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and palliative care.last_img read more

AUDIO: Omidiji Looks To Play Alongside Onome Ebi

first_imgSophia Omotola Omidiji has reiterated her ambition to play for Nigeria’s Senior Women’s National Team, the Super Falcons.In 2015, the US-born Nigerian was spotted and called up to the U20 women’s national team set up at the age of 18. But despite being a part of the training camp, she was not given a chance to make her debut in any of the qualifiers ahead of the 2016 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup.There were still expectations that she could still make the team traveling to Papua New Guinea for the Mundial, but that was not to be. Now, the sensational striker is 20 years old and has her eyes set on the senior team.Following her move from KAA Gent to S.B.V Excelsior, Omidiji signed up to be managed by Temple Management Company alongside Super Falcons defender, Onome Ebi and she has never felt closer to her dream.“I always look up to players that have given their all and continue to do so. Onome has won three African Championships, played in four world cup tournaments and still has so much passion for the game, which I know will rub off on me,” Omidiji told busybuddiesng.com.“I cannot wait to actually play alongside her for the Super Falcons and will regularly be in communication with her. Even off the pitch, I am sure we shall do a lot of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) related activities together and more,” she added.In the meantime, the Nigeria Football Federation are yet to announce a new coach for the Super Falcons of Nigeria.Coach Florence Omagbemi led them to an unprecedented eighth African title in Cameroon last year but her post was declared vacant afterwards.The qualifiers for the 2018 Women Africa Cup of Nations to be staged in Ghana begins in February 2018.Audio Playerhttps://www.busybuddiesng.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Omidiji-Sept-7.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.RelatedFalcons Will Tame Tough Indomitable Lionesses, say Falcons’ Captains (Audio)November 26, 2018In “AWCON”FIFA WWC: Six Home-based Players Make Dennerby’s Super Falcons SquadMay 25, 2019In “FIFA”Ajibade Set for Debut Against Bayana Bayana As Dennerby Names Chikwelu CaptainNovember 18, 2018In “AWCON”last_img read more

Mecca Bingo invites all online players to join ‘£1 Million Game’

first_img Related Articles StumbleUpon Rank Group extends support for Carers Trust July 28, 2020 Submit Share GambleAware donations top £10m for 2019/20 April 21, 2020 Share Customers on MeccaBingo.com can take part in the million-pound giveaway tomorrow (Friday 30 December), with a prize of £500,000 waiting for one lucky player.All Mecca online players are invited to join the ‘£1 Million Game’ at 9pm, which comes with prize money that gets bigger and bigger throughout the evening.As the countdown to Hogmanay, or last day of the year, gets closer, the jackpot will increase from £100,000 to 200,000 and then £500,000. There will also be free bingo on offer at regular intervals between 6pm and 11pm.Aaron O’Sullivan, Head of Digital Marketing at MeccaBingo.com, commented: “With such a considerable amount of money to be won, everyone will be able to experience that winning feeling and end the year on a high.“At MeccaBingo.com we’re all about creating great games and offering fantastic prizes for our customers, and this festive promotion is just one of many offers and giveaways we’re providing throughout the New Year.”Just three months ago, the Rank Group subsidiary launched its new UK marketing campaign ‘We Know the Feeling’ with creative agency Pablo London to promote MeccaBingo.com. TV personality Louise Redknapp has been fronting a series of nationwide campaigns across multiple advertising formats. GVC tops the list of GambleAware donations for Q1-Q3 January 15, 2020last_img read more

#bofcon2017 – Exploring marketing value outside of the Premier League

first_img StumbleUpon Related Articles 888 calls for Betgenius sportsbook makeover June 25, 2020 888 integrates Golden Race virtuals in new partnership April 22, 2020 Share Speaking at Betting on Football 2017, Nottingham Forest Commercial Manager Mark Bullock confirmed a renewed sponsorship deal with 888sport, described as “the biggest in the club’s history”.Bullock hailed the ongoing success of the partnership with the Gibraltar-based 888sport, which has helped the club to successfully “combine a binary market with the engaged, emotive fan”.As part of the deal, supporters of Forest have reaped the benefits of the “fan package”, with free away travel to Championship matches at the likes of Barnsley, Brentford and Blackburn Rovers.Bullock was speaking in the Marketing & Media Track alongside AC Milan CCO Jaap Kalma and Celtic FC Commercial Director Adrian Filby, who labelled his club a “global club in a local market”. The session was moderated by BD Sports Rights Chairman Clive Russell.Filby also said that betting based partnerships will remain strong north of the border, given that seven out of 10 adults in the country gambled during the last 12 months. Scottish adults are also three times more likely to place a bet than English counterparts.During the session focused on value outside of the Premier League, Kalma acknowledged that Serie A needs to “take a leaf out of the Premier League’s book”, and that leagues such as La Liga and Bundesliga have been more active than Italy’s top flight within the internationalisation process.Referencing Milan’s ongoing partnership with the recently merged SNAI and Cogetech, Kalma hopes to create value beyond pure visibility and awareness by reaching fans of the club.Filby concluded by discussing the opportunity to monetise fans on social media, to sit alongside the work they are doing with WiFi and in-stadia partners. Bullock agreed with the potential of “bringing gamers to apps through the clubs”, while suggesting that the “time is now for gaming companies to create resonance and cut-through”, should Sky Bet walk away from its exclusive EFL deal in 2019. SBC’s Barcelona Summit to become digital-only event May 29, 2020 Submit Sharelast_img read more

Portugal’s Estoril Sol expands Gaming1 joint-venture launching new sports betting product

first_imgShare GAMING1 uses AI to combat problem gambling August 4, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Share Altenar: Supporting expansion plans in Denmark and Portugal August 20, 2020 Updating the market, Estoril Sol Portugal’s largest land-based gaming group has informed that it will launch its new sports betting product utilising Gaming1 ‘full-scalability’ platform provisions.The partnership sees Estoril Sol expand its existing digital services agreement with Gaming1 to include sports betting provisions which have been launched under the newly rebranded ESCONLINE.pt website.Last year saw the launch of Estoril Sol and Gaming1 joint-venture EstorilSolCasinos.pt for the regulated Portugese online gambling market.Rui Magalhães, CEO of Estoril Sol Digital, commented on the partnership: “Since moving online, we’ve enjoyed great success and the next logical step for us was to bolster our offering with sports betting.“By combining our knowledge of the Portuguese market, along with GAMING1’s state-of-the-art technology and online sportsbook expertise, we were more than confident to offer sports betting to our players.”Detailing provisions, Gaming1 management stated that the ESCONLINE.pt platform had been tailor made for the Portuguese market, adding its ‘Opti-odds’ services which ‘is designed to mitigate the effect of high taxation within the Portuguese market’.An excited Sylvain Boniver, CEO of GAMING1, commented on the joint-venture expansion: “Following the success of launching Portugal’s first ever online licenced casino last year, we’re thrilled to have boosted Estoril Sol’s online offering with the addition of sports betting for the first time.“The launch of our sportsbook underlines the position of GAMING1 as an all-round partner and not just a provider. Our joint venture provides a win-win situation for both parties as we share the investment, risks, and profits, as well as bringing the two companies closer together to achieve the same goal. Our innovative Opti-odds feature will provide Esconline.pt with a competitive edge, offering the best odds in the Portuguese market.” EGBA responsible advertising code gains European broadcaster approval July 3, 2020 Submitlast_img read more

Suren Khachatryan – Digitain – World Cup expansion and beyond

first_img Belgian Pro League live betting streaming deal for Stats Perform August 21, 2020 Multi-channel sports betting platform and technology provider Digitain has enjoyed a successful 2017, expanding into a number of new markets in addition to strengthening its sportsbook offering.With 2017 quickly drawing to a close however, Suren Khachatryan, CEO of the Armenian based firm, who are set to appear at both Betting on Football and Betting on Sports in 2018, has been reflecting on the year, and discussing plans to ramp up Digitain’s global footprint ahead of next year’s World Cup in neighbouring Russia, and beyond.____________________SBC: You recently announced a partnership with Pokerdom, how essential is it to partner with CIS facing brands keeping in mind the Russian World Cup on the horizon?SK: Pokerdom is the biggest online poker operation in the CIS, and had been looking for a top-notch sportsbook supplier for some time, with an eye to football’s crown jewels appearing in their own backyard. Not only did securing the deal provide a feather in the cap of our leading sports-betting platform, but it also allowed us to put another key flag in the CIS sands ahead of the World Cup 2018. Of course, the World Cup is hardly a tough sell, wherever you operate. However, partnerships with operators in these CIS-facing territories definitely indicates we’re best-placed to capture World Cup demand among a football-mad commonwealth. After all, proximate venue and time zone mean these CIS players are primed to follow all the action at peak times throughout the tournament, benefiting from Digitain’s myriad of pre-match and in-play options on every World Cup game, available through both our online and offline channels. In short, it’s a happy collision of timing and geography.SBC: A number of new expansions have been launched in 2017, how does Digitain plan on strengthening and growing its platform in 2018?SK: As I alluded to, we have a slate of forthcoming deals with CIS-facing operators, so we are keen to extend this trend of providing elastic, fully-localised solutions. To which end, we have broadened our reach across eastern Europe and central Asia (notably in Romania, Bosnia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and naturally Armenia with TotoGaming). In the more emerging markets, we already enjoy African partnerships in Kenya and Nigeria. While we will soon announce a presence in both the Philippines and Brazil, too, which is very exciting. We are also in talks with a number of UK independents, so we are keen to grow from our strong cornerstones of leading technology, coupled to a seamless integration model.SBC: Are there any markets in particular that are holding the focus of Digitain?SK: I think the opportunities in Africa and Brazil are particularly exciting, if we cast our gaze to the long-term. Smartphone-adoption rates have continued to escalate, and accordingly significant opportunities remain in these territories’ collective mobile space, where advancing online usage for a ramping network points towards a gaming upsurge. Of course, as with Africa, LatAm has its regional and cultural specifications, often premised on regulation. However, Digitain’s omni-channel platform and cutting-edge mobile offering (which effectively mirrors our website’s functionality) can be effortlessly integrated to meet any operator requirements.SBC: How key are events such as Betting on Football and Betting on Sports? Particularly with these global expansion plans in mind?SK: Betting on Football and Betting on Sports have become must-stops on the gaming conference circuit, gaining in stature and significance each year. However, with all the issues the industry is facing over the coming year, it’s more important than ever that all suppliers and partners come together to exchange ideas and niche knowledge so that we can best assess and address these challenges as a cohesive front. As a result, I’m particularly looking forward to attending 2018’s speaker-sessions, and networking with peers old and new to explore the customary business opportunities.___________________Industry growth strategy and new market expansions will be a key topic at the ‘Betting on Football 2018’ (#bofcon2018) conference. To find out more about both events click on the banner below. Alberto Alfieri: Leading the way for Gamingtec’s B2C growth August 25, 2020 Andrey Astapov, ETERNA LAW: Ukraine faces critical choices as gambling finish line nears August 21, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Submit Share Sharelast_img read more

Registration for the 7th Annual Gaming in Holland Conference now open!

first_img StumbleUpon Share Submit Willem van oortJoin us this June in Amsterdam for the seventh annual Gaming in Holland Conference. Apart from several instructive sessions and a product exposition, the 2018 edition of the GiH Conference will also feature the presentation of the very first Responsibility in Gaming Awards at an exclusive awards dinner. Don’t miss it!___________________When & whereJune 19-20 in Amsterdam. Register at http://welcome.gaminginholland.com/HighlightsA detailed follow-up discussion of the Ministry of Justice and Security’s forthcoming Dutch-language information session on the secondary legislation that is to accompany the Dutch remote gaming bill. Special attention will be given to technical and operational requirements.Guillermo Olagüe Sánchez, Deputy Head at the Spanish regulator DGOJ, will share his insights on how to establish healthy online, as well as land-based gaming and betting markets.A discussion of the recent, high-profile ruling by the Dutch Council of State on the current numbers lottery, instant lottery, and sports betting monopolies.A keynote speech by Holland Casino CEO Erwin van Lambaart.Awards DinnerTo celebrate the achievements of the licensed Dutch gaming industry, the very first Responsibility in Gaming Awards will be presented on June 19 at an exclusive awards dinner.The Responsibility in Gaming Awards enjoy broad support from the gaming industry and other stakeholders, including the Netherlands Gaming Authority, the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA), as well as local trade associations VAN Kansspelen and Speel Verantwoord.Visitors of the Gaming in Holland Conference are welcome to attend the Responsibility in Gaming Awards Dinner without any additional charge.We also have a limited number of seats available for individual non-conference visitors on a first-come, first-serve basis.Register now!Registration for the seventh annual Gaming in Holland Conference & Expo is now open. Register today at http://welcome.gaminginholland.com/ Sharelast_img read more

Unibet plays strategic hand sponsoring IHF World Championship

first_img Share Related Articles Share Submit Altenar: Supporting expansion plans in Denmark and Portugal August 20, 2020 MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 Rhodri Darch – Kindred GroupStockholm-listed Kindred Group Plc ’s flagship sportsbook brand Unibet has confirmed that it has become the official sponsor of the handball’s ‘IHF World Championship’ hosted in Germany and Denmark (10-28 January 2019).Unibet announces its first sponsorship of the year, securing event sponsorship coverage and logo rights with the International Handball Federation (IHF).“The tournament will see 24 teams compete in what is becoming one of the most popular sports internationally, attracting great interest from the betting community. Handball is the third biggest sport on Unibet’s offering, trailing only football and tennis” details Unibet in its media update.Confirming the IHF sponsorship Rhodri Darch, Chief Commercial Officer at Kindred Group detailed that the partnership was a strong strategic fit for Unibet expanding European profile.The pan-European sportsbook has previously sponsored handball’s 2017 Women World Championship in Germany as well as the sport’s European Championships in 2015 and 2018.“We have a leading offering on handball among bookmakers and saw an impressive interest during the Olympics 2016 in terms of turnover and actives. Since then, we have invested in our exposure in the sport with the European and World Championship for both men and women being the highlights”, says Rhodri Darch, Chief Commercial Officer at Kindred.Publishing its IHF World Championship markets, Unibet has priced co-hosts Denmark (3.25) as favourites to win the tournament with France close behind (3.50).Robert Müller von VultejusBacking Unibet as lead sponsor, Robert Müller von Vultejus, Managing Director Lagardère Sports Germany, says:“We are delighted to have won Unibet as the official sponsor for the IHF World Championship 2019. The partnership secures Unibet the maximum attention for its sponsoring and the various activation possibilities offer the brand the chance to address millions of handball fans worldwide.” StumbleUpon Mateusz Juroszek – Non-stop STS will expand amid industry disruptions August 12, 2020last_img read more