Third World coming to Pembroke Pines for RETRO.LIFE.LIVE

first_imgReggae lovers in South Florida are in for a special treat when the internationally acclaimed, 10-time Grammy nominated band, Third World performs live at RETRO.LIFE.LIVE in Pembroke Pines on Saturday, Feb 18, 2017.One of the most iconic Reggae bands ever to grace the global stage, with their unique style infused with R&B, funk and soul, this special live performance by the “Reggae Ambassadors” at the popular RETRO.LIFE event series will transform the Grand Palms Resort in Pembroke Pines into an atmosphere of live music, tropical poolside ambience enhanced by fine Caribbean cuisine and music.Kristine Alicia will also be setting the venue alightRETRO.LIFE.LIVE is expected to be a thrilling evening of timeless hits from the band’s extensive catalog, including Now That We’ve Found Love, 96º In The Shade, Always Around, Forbidden Love and Sense of Purpose.Causion will be in the houseAntigua’s Reggae Ambassador CAUSION and South Florida’s own Kristine Alicia will be the opening acts at 6PM sharp, while Fort Lauderdale’s DJ Radcliffe and Jamaica’s DJ Bobby Wong will keep the vibe flowing.last_img read more

35 years of Bam Bam

first_imgSister Nancy to celebrate 35 years of Bam Bam Resurgent deejay Sister Nancy is headliner for Sister Nancy and Friends, a show scheduled for the Brooklyn Bowl in New York on May 25.The event celebrates the 35th anniversary of her classic hit song, Bam Bam. She will be supported by several guests including Rice and Peas and Queen Majesty.Produced by Winston Riley, Bam Bam was released in 1982 on the legendary Stalag rhythm. It was the big break for Sister Nancy, the younger sister of deejay Brigadier Jerry.Three years ago, the song was used in a television commercial for a new Reebok (Skyscape Forever) sneaker. The 30-second ad featured Australian model Miranda Kerr, who became famous in 2007 as the face of Victoria’s Secret.Sister Nancy currently lives in New Jersey.last_img read more

Students sue Miami-Dade school district after Social Security numbers posted online

first_imgTwo former Miami-Dade students are suing the School Board after they found their Social Security numbers and test scores online along with the personal information of hundreds of other students.The plaintiffs did a basic online search of their names and discovered that the information was posted on the Miami-Dade school district’s website, according to the lawsuit.“The carelessness with how the district manages students’ private information needs to be addressed,” lawyer Stephanie Langer said in a statement. The students are asking for both monetary damages and an “overhaul” of school district policies on the protection of student information.The Miami-Dade school district called it an “isolated incident” and said that a forensic review was being conducted to determine where the information came from and whether it is authentic.“The school district does not comment on threatened or pending litigation, however, Miami-Dade County Public Schools takes seriously any action that breaches student privacy and confidentiality,” said spokeswoman Daisy Gonzalez-Diego. “Every reasonable method is employed to protect student records. As soon as this incident was brought to our attention, the web page was immediately taken down.”last_img read more

T&T Muslim leader accuses government of abandoning Trinidadians in Iraq

first_imgThe head of the Islamic Front, Umar Abdullah, Monday accused the Trinidad and Tobago government of neglecting its citizens after a local Muslim religious leader confirmed that three members of his family, including his daughter, had been sentenced each to 20 years in jail by an Iraqi court for alleged association with the Islamic State (ISIS).“Since August of last year request was sent to this government to send those particular travel documents indicating that those persons were in fact citizens of Trinidad and Tobago so that the process of sending them back here would have been easy,” Abdullah said.Gov’t hasn’t provided required documentsAbdullah, who in the past had acknowledged nearly joining several Trinidadians as a frontline fighter for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), told a radio audience that the government had failed to provide the necessary documents “so eventually they had to be tried before a court in Iraq.”“Even at that point in time there were indications that they (Iraq) were willing to send these people back home here to serve their time in their country. We have to see and make sure that citizens abroad receive a just and fair trial,” he added.Sentenced to 20 years in IraqEarlier this month, Imam Nazim Mohammed told the Trinidad Guardian newspaper that his daughter Anisa Waheed Mohammed and his two granddaughters had each been sentenced to 20 years in jail by Iraq’s courts for alleged association with ISIS.Mohammed said he officially confirmed the situation when he read a May 1 United Kingdom Telegraph newspaper report chronicling his daughter’s trial in Baghdad’s Central Criminal court last month.Handcuffed in holding cellIn the report, the 53-year-old Mohammed, a grandmother, said she’d been in a holding cell handcuffed to another woman and that she’d cried about her condition, saying she wanted to go home to Trinidad and Tobago.She was quoted as saying she’d “watched ISIS videos with her husband and two daughters and we decided we wanted to go and be part of an Islamic society.”The newspaper reported that apart from the Trinidadians, there were other women of various nationalities describing them as “some of the hundreds of wives and widows of ISIS fighters” defeated by Iraqi troops” last year.Abdullah told radio listeners that Mohammed and her children should be allowed to return home and face the local courts.last_img read more

AUDIO: Rivers United Pip MFM To Move Out Of Relegation Zone

first_imgRivers United on Wednesday moved out of the relegation zone courtesy of a 1-0 win over MFM FC in a rescheduled Match Day 28 tie of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) decided at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium in Port Harcourt.The ‘Pride of Rivers’ are now placed 14th on the NPFL standings with 36points from 26 matches, still with two games in hand.The ‘Olukoya Boys’ remain 2nd on the log with 46 points from 28 matches despite the loss to United.Playing their first match after elimination from the CAF Confederation Cup, Stanley Eguma’s wards started like a house on fire and would have gone in front after just five minutes after Bernard Ovoke’s penalty was saved by Abayomi Folarin in goal for MFM. The dazzling winger picked himself up after been fouled in box to take the spot kick.Ovoke kept tormenting the visitors; coming close twice in the 23rd minute when he shot wide from close range before seeing his overhead kick parried over by Folarin six minutes later.However, in the half hour mark, Lukman Mohammed fed Christian Weli who fired in from inside the box to hand the hosts all three points against an impressive MFM side.Further attempts by the hosts to increase the tally before the break proved abortive.The visitors came back strongly in the second half in search of an equalizer to no avail but will rue missed chances by Sikiru Olatunbosun, Stanley Okorom and NPFL topscorer, Stephen Odey.With two minutes left in the match, Rivers United center-back Gabriel Olalekan was sent off for two bookable offences but the visitors failed to capitalize on their numerical advantage.Speaking after the match, Technical Adviser of MFM Fidelis Ilechuckwu described the defeat as ‘very painful’ and equally expressed confidence in Odey and Olatunbosun despite their inability to score.“I think it’s sad and very painful because we came very close but could not convert our chances.“I think we need to go back home and start working.“I’m not (disappointed) because they (Odey and Olatunbosun) are still the best I’ve ever coached. They are the best.“It happens in football. They did not do it today, maybe, next game, they’ll convert those chances.”On his part, chief coach of Rivers United Willy Udube, who stood in for Technical Adviser, Stanley Eguma, expressed delight over the victory and added that the technical crew is working hard to improve goal scoring in the team.“I’m happy that we won because we had some little stress in the team. We are fatigued.“We played well in the first half and in the second half, we had some little stress but I thank God that we have the victory.“We (technical crew) try in our own little way to give these boys the tactical discipline in scoring goals or in goal scoring but sometimes when we get to the field of play, they don’t reciprocate same.“So we don’t exactly know what… but we’ll continue to work on them and we strongly believe that they will get it right one day.”Rivers United will next face struggling ABS FC on Sunday at Ilorin while MFM will return to Lagos for a date with Wikki Tourists as the NPFL enters Match Day 29.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Relatedlast_img read more

Sturridge Suffers Injury ‘Again’ During Audi Cup Match

first_imgRelated Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is set for another spell on the sidelines after he got injured during Liverpool’s 3-0 win over German champions Bayern Munich in the Audi Cup.England international Sturridge came on as a 67th minute substitute before going off with a thigh injury 20 minutes later despite scoring five minutes earlier.The injury is the latest in the long list of setbacks suffered by the former Chelsea and Manchester City striker in the last three years culminating in just 46 appearances within that time.Speaking after the match, Liverpool manager Klopp confirmed that the striker has a thigh injury. The German tactician said: “He hurt his thigh. He has really prepared well, really well, so I hope this is just a small injury and that he can play again soon.“The goal was great and he had a chance just before that. You could see how fast he is.” he added.The injury to Sturridge was the only blemish in an almost perfect evening for Liverpool who defeated hosts Bayern Munich 3-0 in the semi-final of the tournament at the Allianz Arena. New summer signing Mohamed Salah added to returning forward Sadio Mane’s early goal before the aforementioned Sturridge rounded off scoring for the Reds.They will next face Spanish side Atletico Madrid in the final on Thursday after Diego Simeone’s men saw off Italian giants Napoli 2-1 in the 1st semi-final.last_img read more

2018 UEFA Euro U-17 Venues Revealed

first_imgThe venues for 2018 UEFA Euro u-17in England has been revealed with Chesterfield hosting the opener and Rotherham staging the final.Other venues for the annual tournament scheduled for May 4-20 include Burton Albion, Walsall, St George’s Park and Loughborough UniversitySpain are the defending champions after they defeated England earlier this year but the latter went on to win the Under-17 World Cup on Saturday following a 5-2 victory over Spain.England, winners in 2010 and 2014, will be hosts for the first time and they will be joined by 15 other nations.Speaking about the tournament,  UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said: “I am very happy that the finals are being staged in England.”“The Football Association are experienced hosts of major football events, and we are all looking forward to an exciting and entertaining tournament.” he added.Relatedlast_img read more

Argentina Legend Diego Maradona Declares Interest In Nigerian Striker Danjuma Ademola

first_imgFormer Argentine footballer, Diego Armando Maradona has declared his interest in Nigeria young striker, Danjuma Ademola Kuti.Kuti, who was signed to the United Arab Emirate First Division league recently, caught the attention of the former player, who also invited him to the senior team for a training session.This was contained in a statement issued to newsmen by the U.A.E Sports Agency in Abuja.The statement said Maradona was impressed by the striker’s way of scoring goals and playing skill and assured him of a promising future and that under him the young striker will be a successful payer.He said, “the striker possesses what it takes to be outstanding and the club will ensure he is a successful player considering his abilities. At the moment, Kuti is the leading scorer of the youth team which is topping the U.A.E. Youth league table.The football legend also encouraged the striker to become a legend and revealed that he will be the first Nigerian footballer to be coached by him.Maradona who wants Kuti to play in the ongoing First division league competition is restricted by the U.A.E. F.A policy that allows only two foreigners to play in the league competition.Maradona is presently working to put the club on top of the league and is saddled with the task of ensuring Fujairah FC is promoted back to Asian Gulf league after its relegation in 2015.Relatedlast_img read more

Former Marketing Firm’s CEO Indicts Fox Sports In Huge Corruption Scandal

first_imgThe former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a South American marketing firm, Alejandro Burzaco, has indicted Fox Sports after he disclosed that the media outlet partnered with the firm to make millions of dollars in bribes to top soccer officials in exchange for lucrative broadcasting rights to major tournaments.Burzaco, a former CEO of the Argentina-based firm, made this known while testifying at a U.S. Corruption trial as he revealed that the popular media company and other broadcasters were culpable in a scheme to pay bribes — hidden with the use of offshore side entities and sham contracts — that secured rights for the Copa America as well as other events.In a bid to further boost their case, federal prosecutors produced an evidence of the aforementioned scheme during the hearing in New York City. The evidence was an agreement, reportedly signed by a former Fox Sports executive, for the partnership to pay a huge sum of $3.7 million to a holding company in Turks and Caicos that was an alleged outlet for the bribes.When asked about whom he kept informed on the bribe arrangements, Burzaco said: “Fox Pan American Sports. Fox Sports.” before adding that the network “gained leverage and rights to broadcast its signal to Argentina” and other parts of the world, through the bribes.There is a pending federal lawsuit dating back know to 2016 against Fox Sports from a Florida-based soccer network that consistently lost out on the television rights to tournaments that the media outlet aired.Fox Sports has however denied any involvement in bribery in a statement issued on Tuesday evening adding that Burzaco’s company was a subsidiary of Fox Pan American Sports and that the establishment was under the control of a private-equity firm.The statement read: “Any suggestion that Fox Sports knew of or approved of any bribes is emphatically false.”“Fox Sports had no operational control of the entity with Burzaco ran.” the statement added.Burzaco also said other media businesses like Traffic, Televisa, Media Pro, TV Globo and Full Play Argentina had all paid bribes for soccer rights as well though TV Globo has since denied making bribes via a statement with confirmation that they are ready to cooperate with U.S. authorities.The testimony from Burzaco came on the second day of the U.S. trial of three former South American soccer officials namely Jose Maria Marin, Manuel Burga and Juan Angel Napout. The officials have been accused of taking bribes in a sprawling corruption investigation of football’s governing body, FIFA. RelatedProsecutors Charge Two US Executives As New Bribe Details Emerge In 2018, 2022 World Cup VotesApril 7, 2020In “Featured”Corruption Crisis Aftermath: FIFA Facing Bleak Financial Future With Lack Of World Cup SponsorsNovember 29, 2017In “FIFA”Der Spiegel Reveals Incriminating Facts on City and GuardiolaNovember 7, 2018In “England”last_img read more

Why snooker and the betting industry hits the jackpot

first_img StumbleUpon Share Keith O’Loughlin, Executive Vice President Sports at OpenBet (part of NYX Gaming Group) and a key speaker at the recent SBC Snooker Forum, on why snooker is such an attractive proposition for punters.While football and horse racing are most commonly seen as the biggest types of sports betting across the globe, snooker continues to thrive as an attractive event for consumers to place a bet on. Many of the events are sponsored by bookmakers, and famous faces from within the sport have been quickly snapped up by businesses as brand ambassadors, such is their influence. And it’s those popular and charismatic characters which grace the word of snooker which are a huge factor in what makes the sport so attractive for punters. From Ronnie “The Rocket” O’Sullivan to the “Jester from Leicester” Mark Selby, fans are quick to grow an affinity with certain players and want to back them to win the game’s biggest prizes. O’Sullivan in particular has such a natural talent that it is no exaggeration to say he is just a genius. When players like this are in a tournament it captivates the mind of spectators and punters alike.But another key reason why the sport and betting go hand in hand is due to the time-friendly schedules of the tournaments, where there are many snooker matches scheduled during weekdays and do not clash with football, golf or other ‘weekend sports’. Sessions take place across the day, which benefits operators as it fills a gap in their schedules, while fans can enjoy multiple opportunities to bet on matches and frames with far more regularity.The timing of snooker is critical and yields a great content window. Combined with the amount of streaming and the 50 or so markets available on every single match, snooker is very appealing to consumers.In recent years, snooker has seen its popularity grow to an international audience, particularly in the far east where the sport is huge. With China’s Ding Junhui and Hong Kong’s Marco Fu inside the top 10 of snooker’s best players in the world, there’s no shortage of fans in the region backing their heroes. When Dennis Taylor played Steve Davis in the World Championship final of 1985, the viewership was 18.5m, which was a record that lasted many years. Fast forward to 2016, an estimated 210 million people watched the 2016 World Championship on China’s national state broadcaster CCTV, such is China’s growing interest in snooker.  Improving the integrity of the sportHigh profile match fixing cases in recent time has brought snooker into the spotlight for all the wrong reasons, along with the integrity of the sport come under question. There is a definite need to clean up the sport, which all stakeholders are well aware of. While the top players of the world enjoy a steady income, lower-ranked individuals could potentially become involved in match-fixing as they are under increased pressure to make a living.The UK has shown the way to tackle the issue head on, with operators, suppliers such as ourselves and the sport working closely to identify suspicious betting patterns and alert the authorities as soon as possible. From a trading perspective, snooker trades in a similar way to golf events. It requires a skilled trader to understand the position of the balls, and other factors to estimate the percentage chance of the player winning the frame. It can be a tricky event to provide odds on, particularly in-play as the nature of the sport can change very quickly. At OpenBet, our flexible and scalable platform is capable of taking huge volumes of bets, along with trading algorithms, which can effectively price up outcomes both pre-match and in-play.With its global appeal and increased efforts to crack down on foul play, snooker is very much a sport which will continue to be popular with bookmakers and their players. O’Loughlin appeared at the SBC Snooker Forum alongside Ronnie O’Sullivan and Hilly Ehrlich, CEO – Europe/Asia at BetCris. Share Submitlast_img read more