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Jamaican woman is the world’s oldest person

first_imgViolet Moss Brown Jamaica’s supercentenarian Violet Moss Brown, is now the world’s oldest living person.Moss Brown, became the world’s oldest living person following the death of Italian Emma Morano. Morano was the last living person born in the 1800s.Moss Brown, affectionately called Aunt V, lives in Duanvale, Trelawny. Her eldest child, Harold Fairweather, at age 96, is said to be the world’s oldest living child with a parent alive.Japan has the most supercentenarians. The top 10 oldest people alive are all women. The highest ranking male is 112-year-old Israel Kristal, a Polish/Israeli citizen who was born on September 15, 1903.A supercentenarian is someone who has lived to or passed their 110th birthday. There are estimated to be 300–450 living supercentenarians in the world, though only 50 verified cases are known.last_img read more

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Former Bahamian PM resigns from party

first_imgFormer Prime Minister Perry Christie has resigned as leader of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) with immediate effect.Christie made the announcement late Monday in an address at a meeting of the party’s National General Council (NGC).The former Prime Minister who suffered an agonizing defeat in last week’s general election told members of the party that he tried his best.“As your leader I accept full responsibility for our party’s defeat  – it is for me to bid you farewell as your leader. the time has come for me to move on. I wish to God that I could have helped more people….I tried my best.”The former Prime Minister also reassured members that the PLP could rise from the ashes and win again as it did in the elections of 1967 and 2002.Christie, 73, entered politics as a senator in 1974 and in 1977 received the PLP’s nomination for the constituency of Centreville.Since then he won eight consecutive elections until losing his seat by four votes in the May 10 general election.The PLP won four of the 39 seats .last_img read more

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Legendary Bob Marley vs. top selling Jesse Royal

first_imgBob Marley’s Hollywood Star vandalized, while Jesse Royal climbsReggae legend Bob Marley’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was vandalized earlier this week.The state-registered historic landmark will cost US$3,000 to repair.Marley, known for hits like Three Little Birds and One Love, died in 1981 at the age of 36, after battling cancer.He was honored with a star on the Walk of Fame in 2001. There are no reports who the vandals are that damaged Marley’s Star.Jesse Royal remains on top Meanwhile, reggae singer Jesse Royal has emerged as the top selling reggae artiste for a second week.His album Lily of the Valley debuted in the top spot and has held off the competition for another week.His Billboard Reggae Albums chart topper is followed by Stony Hill from Damian “Jr Gong” Marley, which continues to sell exceptionally well after 13 weeks on the chart.Sizzla’s Im Yours and Chronology by Chronixx are also maintaining a presence in the top 10, holding on the fourth and seventh spots, respectively.For more on Caribbean Entertainers, click the link: Caribbean entertainers explodes with new hitslast_img read more

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Jamaica police probe school shooter copycat threat

first_imgFile photo: Kingston Technical High School The Police High Command in Jamaica on Monday launched a multi-agency probe surrounding the circulation of an audio clip with the voice, believed to be that of a teenager, claiming that he will be the next school shooter.The circulation of the audio clip on social media, sparked panic and saw parents rushing to a prominent high school in the Corporate Area to pick up their children.The police, in response said the team that is probing the incident is being headed by an Assistant Commissioner of Police and is being given the highest level of attention. The police have since urged individuals to stop circulating the audio as this could cause undue anxiety.This incident comes on the heels of the latest school shooting in the United States where an expelled student shot and killed at least 17 persons in Broward County, Florida.last_img read more

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Veni vidi vici…LeoVegas acquires Winga Italia for €6 million

first_img Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach  August 27, 2020 Share Submit Related Articles StumbleUpon Share Gustaf HagmanStockholm Nasdaq-listed Leo Vegas Group (LeoVegas) has today announced that it has completed its first corporate acquisition by agreeing terms to purchase licensed Italian online casino operator Winga.it.Updating investors, LeoVegas governance has detailed that it has agreed a €6.1 million cash consideration to buy Winga.it and its related assets outright.In its acquisition note, LeoVegas detailed that Winga.it had generated circa €8 million in revenue for its full-year 2016 performance. LeoVegas governance states that the purchase of Winga.it will the operator expand quickly within the Italian betting market.Acquired Winga.it at present has an organisation of 33 employees offering a full-service online casino. The Italian operator has further market presence with an interactive casino broadcast on Sky Italia.Having closed its first year full year on the Nordic Nasdaq, LeoVegas governance detailed this month that the company was prepared to engage in M&A activity in order to facilitate its European market expansion.“This is yet another milestone in LeoVegas’ development,” comments Gustaf Hagman, LeoVegas’ Group CEO.“The acquisition of Winga.it will enable rapid expansion in Italy, as we are acquiring a company with local knowledge and an established position. LeoVegas’ expansion strategy is to grow in markets that are either regulated or in the process of being regulated. Our focus on mobile gaming and our proprietary, flexible technology platform create the conditions to take a leading position in Italy’s mobile gaming market through this exciting acquisition.” Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020last_img read more

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Betway nets new sponsorship deal with 2017 British Basketball All-Stars Championship.

first_img Share StumbleUpon Share ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 Betway has announced that it is the new title sponsors of the 2017 British Basketball All-Stars Championship.The event, which will take place at the O2 Arena on 24 September, will be shown live on Sky Sports, as well as being broadcast live in over 70 countries around the world.The prize fund for the new, entertaining version of the game is a record-breaking £100,000 d, including £20,000 for the eventual champions.Five players per team will take to the court in shorter-timed quarters with unlimited roll-on/roll-off subs, timeouts and a double-point powerplay aimed at increasing the excitement in each match.The tournament will showcase some of the best British basketball talent at London’s biggest indoor venue as eight of the UK’s top sides do battle over a total of 13 matches.With double elimination in play to separate the teams from eight down to four, there are then semi-finals and then the championship match to determine the destination of the trophy.Anthony Werkman, Director of Marketing and Operations at Betway, said: “It’s great to be involved with this innovative and exciting spin on a well-established sport.“At Betway, we like to be at the forefront of new ideas and we strongly believe that the All-Stars Championship will deliver a thrilling experience to basketball fans and Betway customers at the O2 Arena.“We’re also really pleased to be working with Matchroom Sport on another event. We have an excellent relationship with them and have worked on a number of successful sponsorships together.”Barry Hearn, Chairman of Matchroom Sport, said, “We’re very excited to be once again working with our good friends at Betway. Over the years, we’ve enjoyed a close relationship centred on many of our sports including darts, snooker, boxing, pool, and now basketball. “The All-Stars Championship is going to be a thrilling day out, showcasing one of the UK’s most up-and-coming sports. It’s the best of British, as well as some exciting All-Stars, and I believe this can be the start of something big both for basketball and Betway.” Betway and Dafabet grow La Liga sponsorship portfolios August 14, 2020 Real Betis selects Betway as its official shirt sponsor August 10, 2020 Related Articles Submitlast_img read more

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Paddy Power prematurely pays Irish fans for optimistic World Cup bet

first_imgShare BGC – Scotland and Wales must come clear on casino reopenings July 28, 2020 Ilya Machavariani, Dentons – CIS regional dynamics will come to play prior to gambling take-off July 31, 2020 Submit Related Articles Paddy Power has rewarded the faith of one optimistic Irish fan, who despite seeing his nation’s hopes of qualifying next Summer’s World Cup dampened, backed Ireland to lift the Jules Rimet trophy in Russia.A defeat at the hands of Serbia left Ireland’s qualification hopes hanging in the balance, however this didn’t stop one plucky Irishman taking a gamble on his country in the early hours of the following morning. At the price of 150/1, the loyal punter put a €3 bet on Martin O’Neil’s side to win the tournament for the first time since its formation 96 years ago. His unwavering faith struck a chord with Paddy Power, who decided to pay him out the full €450 just for taking the bet. A spokesperson for Paddy Power said: “The mood in the country certainly wasn’t one of optimism after last night’s result so we can’t but admire the stones on this lad.“Given the timing of the bet he may have been drowning his sorrows but feel as though his ridiculous optimism can’t go unrewarded and have decided to pay the man his money.”It’s not the first time that Paddy Power have rewarded the sheer optimism of a punter, just two weeks ago, the bookmakers paid out two Rangers fans who backed Kazakh champions Astana to overcome a five goal deficit and defeat Rangers’ arch rivals Celtic. Ireland are currently third in their qualification group and desperately need a win against Wales in Cardiff to keep their qualification hopes alive. StumbleUpon Share Duma approves overhaul of Russian sports betting laws  July 23, 2020last_img read more

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Expansion seeking BtoBet makes its move in Hungary and Cyprus

first_img Related Articles StumbleUpon BtoBet refines African SMS payment options with Tola Mobile  August 20, 2020 Share Romania’s ONJN adds 20 sites to blacklist August 14, 2020 Share Submit BtoBet grows Nigerian presence with Booster99 deal August 26, 2020 BtoBet has built on the success of its appearance at the Entertainment Arena Expo (EAE) by preparing to present at two more Eastern European roadshows in Hungary and Cyprus.Having “tightened the link” with authorities in Romania such as the Association of Gambling Organisers ROMBET, the iGaming and sportsbook software provider is now targeting “farsighted local operators” at two more events, starting with the CEEGS in Bucharest from 19 September, before moving on to the Cyprus Gaming Show in Nicosia the following day.BtoBet CMO Sabrina Soldà stated: “I address my congratulations to our team in Bucharest, for the great job done during the Entertainment Arena Expo.“They tightened the link with authorities and relevant components of the gambling industry – such as the Association of Gambling Organisers ROMBET – and had great feedback from companies willing to develop their business in Central-Eastern Europe with BtoBet’s sportsbook and iGaming tech tools.”“Now, we are looking forward to continuing our fruitful partnership process and new operations development moving also in Budapest and Cyprus.”The company’s CEO Kostandina Zafirovska will be speaking on the Innovation Talks Panel at CEEGS, discussing the full potential of BtoBet’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) for player experience,Meanwhile, Chairman Alessandro Fried will be at the Cyprus Gaming show to share his vision about innovation and disruption, along with how operators equipped with BtoBet technology can provide the one-to-one customer experience to succeed in regulated local markets.last_img read more

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The World Cup’s Finest with Redzonesports’ Anthony Gray

first_img FDJ’s ParionsSport launches sponsorship programme for French amateur football August 24, 2020 In The World Cup’s Finest we ask various individuals to delve into their own personal history of football’s quadrennial showpiece extravaganza, selecting a number of favourites as well as revealing what is their very first World Cup memory.Today Anthony Gray, Head of Football at Redzonesports.bet, tells us about priding his own abilities on Walter Zenga and a duo of Brazilian highlights, as well as recalling when a young Michael Owen unveiled his talents on the world stage.Favourite World Cup:PlayerWalter Zenga. By the time of the 1990 World Cup I fancied myself as a goalkeeper (incredibly I still do) and Walter Zenga was unbeaten in Italy’s first five games of the tournament. It was an enormous anti-climax when Zenga conceded in the semi-final, I was starting to consider him unbeatable.GoalMichael Owen (England v Argentina, 1998). I was working in a pet food factory in Wigan during the game and heard the goal on the radio rather than saw it, but Micheal Owen’s goal v Argentina immediately came to mind when I saw this question. It was exciting because England had taken the lead against a formidable opposition and looked well set to go deep into the tournament with a talented team, it’s also a simply fantastic goal.GameFrance v Brazil, 1986 (quarter-final). This game was so good that it was shown re-live on TV (in the days of 4 terrestrial channels) the following Christmas. This game was generally considered the game of the tournament plus it gave me one of my first experiences of a penalty shoot-out.TeamEngland, 1990. In 1990 England went to extra-time three times which was important to a school-kid with the threat of bedtime after football hanging over him. At that point I was free from doubt, regret and opinion as an England fan, so was able to enjoy the performances of the players that I assumed were the best men for the job.KitBulgaria, 1994. It lent itself nicely to the Adidas template of the time, which I was a big fan of. The same company were responsible for my favourite goalkeeping kit, the 1990 Black and Pink squared top, worn by Rene Higuita amongst others._________________________________________________________________First World Cup memory1 June 1986 (Brazil v Spain). The first game I remember watching in the World Cup was Brazil 1 Spain 0 early in the 1986 tournament, with Socrates scoring the only goal. From memory it was a controversial winner, I’d have been eager for Brazil to live up to their reputation, so wouldn’t have cared one bit.The World Cup’s Finest is to be a regular feature during the Russia World Cup, profiling a different individual each week day. Submit Share Related Articles StumbleUpon Share Vbet sponsors AS Monaco as Ligue 1 kicks off new season August 24, 2020 Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020last_img read more

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Betgenius – Euro 2020: Adding player markets to BetBuilder will deliver margin gains

first_img Share Betgenius: Spare change… how will the increase to five subs affect football trading? June 4, 2020 Submit Highlights and match reports for Sportradar’s Euro 2020 Simulated Reality June 8, 2020 StumbleUpon In part two of Betgenius’ Euro 2020 optimisation series , James McKiernan, Commercial Director for Europe, explains why same-game multiples will once again be a hugely popular product and how operators can set their offering apart…_____________Same-game accumulators and request-a-bet (RAB) products were one of the biggest success stories of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Allowing punters to bet more creatively and with greater freedom of choice, we witnessed it consistently drive around 25% margin across Europe, Africa and LatAm markets.The idea of betting on combinations without any restrictions, however quirky, unlikely and outlandish they might seem, resonated with recreational punters and it has continued to do so ever since. The product is a dream for marketers and traders alike. In its H1 2019 results, William Hill revealed its ‘YourOdds’ offering made up a quarter of its tournament gross win.Two years on from the World Cup, RAB-style products – automated or otherwise – have become a fixture in most online sportsbooks. But remaining at the front of this type of betting as the next major tournament approaches mean sportsbooks must breathe new life into the product and align with trends in fan engagement.Tapping into Player Performance                            To that end, the growth in popularity of player performance markets so far this Premier League season is an exciting development.Player stats have been central to how fans understand football for a long time. By pricing these markets, tier-one brands now enable their customers to apply their forensic football knowledge in ways that have previously never been possible.When punters see that Wilfried Ndidi topped the Premier League tackle charts in the 2017/18 and 18/19 seasons – and ranks third so far this season – for example, they can back a directly related outcome such as Ndidi to surpass his tackles total or to receive a yellow card.Promoting the impact of star players within matches at Euro 2020, like Kylian Mbappe to have five shots, Marco Reus to score and Raphael Varane to complete 60 passes when Germany and France meet at the Allianz Arena on 16 June, is tailor-made for the modern football fan.Alongside Sportcast, we’ve added more than 20 player performance markets to BetBuilder, using the latest AI and machine learning methodology in our pricing to ensure all market combinations are possible and profitable.Social ClimberLike fantasy sports, betting on the performance of individual players adds to the live viewing experience. With an interest in tackles, passes and shots, fans count them as they happen –  even when they don’t impact the match result. Equally, just like the 24/7 content proliferated by Twitter and Instagram, player performance betting incentivises fans to closely follow their favourite football stars as individuals.By running social media marketing campaigns involving market-types and multiples linked to the trending and most-talked about players this summer, sportsbooks have a great chance of tapping into the tournament narrative and driving retention rates.If Cristiano Ronaldo starts in scintillating style with goals in his opening two group games for instance, the ability to create and drive a storyline on his performance versus France will convert far more effectively than more traditional pre-match markets. This has been a key piece of advice we’ve given both our BetBuilder and Genius Sports Media’s digital marketing partners ahead of the Euros.At the 2018 World Cup, BetVictor’s hugely popular Million Pound Bet competition enjoyed the lucrative benefits of social media marketing, with punters sharing and comparing their unique bet slips on Twitter all tournament-long. It took a 17,042/1 long-shot when Uruguay faced Portugal in the last 16 to scoop top-prize in this instance. But by adding player performance markets to same-game-multiples and leveraging the social buzz, the chance of pre-match success at Euro 2020 will be far more likely._______________James McKiernan – Commercial Director Europe – Betgenius Related Articles Share Betgenius expands virtual sports range with Kiron August 20, 2020last_img read more