Bounty Killa – I had a past that needs to be…

first_imgBounty Killa DJ gets warm reception at Woman’s Day concert Women’s rights advocacy groups were up in arms when the announcement was made that Dancehall DJ, Bounty Killa, would be included in the line-up of a concert organized to highlight the evils of gender-based violence on International Women’s Day.The angry women were of the opinion that the artiste, who had been charged in 2015 for beating up his girlfriend with a hammer, was the wrong candidate to perform at such an event and went public, via social and traditional media, calling for his removal from the roster.The charge against the artiste who uses the moniker, ‘The Warlord’, were subsequently dropped.But the Ministry of Gender Affairs, who had organized the event held at the Emancipation Park in Kingston, Jamaica, stuck to their guns. Bounty Killer, whose real name is Rodney Pryce, would be allowed to strut his stuff.The artiste was in his element when he was introduced to the audience and they lapped it up. He pleaded with Jamaicans to ‘hammer down’ domestic violence“I have been affected by violence, I have been affected by gender violence, I have been affected by domestic violence, I have been affected by violence in general as I got shot when I was 16-years-old, so anything against violence I can’t be silent,” Bounty Killer said as he reeled off his popular lyrics.The Queen of Reggae, Marcia Griffiths, also performed“I am here trying to make a step in the right direction and what hurts me this initiative is for change and I had a past that needs to be changed and I am making a bold step to change but there are some other people, who say they want change but fighting my change, wonder if them want a pocket change,” added Bounty to loud cheers.“I have a testimony to give the youth them of this country, who look up to me who idolize me or who want to be like me it is not everything about me is all perfect and I know I have flaws but the greatest thing I learn from them and I am at a place where I am much better,” he added.Marcia Griffiths, Judy Mowatt,  Carlene Davis, Queen Ifrica, Tarrus Riley and Tony Rebel were some of the other performers who entertained on Wednesday night.last_img read more

Haitians rally for protective status in Palm Beach

first_imgHaitians rally for protective status in West Palm Beach Downtown West Palm Beach was recently filled with Haitians calling for an extension of Temporary Protective Status granted by the federal government.A program giving Haitians temporary protective status was put in place after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.People rallied on Sapodilla Ave. between Banyan Boulevard and Clematis Street Thursday to call for President Trump to extend the program set to end on July 22..The rally was organized by local Haitian radio station WPOM.WPOM called on people from Miami up to the Treasure Coast to show their support for the president extending the program.People chanted “yes to TPS” and “Haitians for Trump” at the rally.The Trump administration must decide whether to renew the program for another 18 months.last_img read more

#ThisIsCaribbean: How Childish Gambino’s latest hit birthed a viral Caribbean internet…

first_imgWith his stunningly effective and controversial form of political art, Donald Glover’s (working under the musical pseudonym Childish Gambino) “This is America” has inspired discussion about gun violence in the nation, as well as parallels between modern day entertainment and Sambo-inspired imagery.**Due to its graphic nature, the official video can be viewed here.It wasn’t long before the think pieces gave way to Internet parodies – the most popular video featuring Miami’s own Uncle Luke and Trick Daddy.While the original “This is America” took the #1 spot on several Billboard charts this week, its impact is being felt throughout the Caribbean. Social media users took the challenge a step further and used the beat to showcase a slice of life on their respective islands.last_img read more

2018 MID-TERM ELECTION RECOMMENDATIONS FOR BROWARD COUNTY VOTERS

first_imgRelated: Miami recommendationsRelated: Palm Beach County recommendations Senator:                                                                        Bill Nelson District 20:                                                                     Alcee Hastings District 22:                                                                      Ted Deutch District 23:                                                                      Debbie Wasserman Schultz Governor:                                                                       Andrew D. Gillum/Chris King       Attorney General:                                                           Sean Michael Shaw  Chief Financial Officer:                                                   Jeremy Ring Commissioner of Agriculture:                                          Nikki Fried State Senator (D34):                                                      Gary Farmer, Jr. State House (D93):                                                          Emma Collum State House (D98):                                                          Michael Gottlieb State House (D103):                                                        Cindy Polo State House (D105):                                                        Javier Estevez County Commission (D2):                                             Mark Bogen County Commission (D4):                                             Lamar FisherJUSTICES OF THE SUPREME COURT Retain Justice Alan Lawson                                          YES FOURTH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEALRetain Judge Burton Conner                                       YES Retain Judge Jeffrey Kuntz                                          YES Retain Judge Carole Taylor                                           YES CIRCUIT JUDGE Group 38:                                                                            Stefanie Moon Group 46:                                                                            Tanner Channing Demmery COUNTY COURT Group 19:                                                                            Jackie Powell SCHOOL BOARDDistrict 1:                                                                             Jim Silvernale Broward Soil & Water Conservation District 2                                                                               Richard Leys FL CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS (Must pass by 60% statewide vote to be ratified)YES on 3, 4, 9, 13NO on others  #1:  Increased Homestead Property Tax Exemption – Increases the amount of a home’s value exempted from property tax (Will force local governments to cut public services or raise local taxes)………………………………………NO #2: Limitations on Property Tax Assessments – Makes the cap on non-homestead (2nd homes and commercial) property assessment increases permanent (Will continue to limit resources available for public services; Three South Florida property appraisers support the amendment and say a Yes vote will avert a sudden and largely unexpected tax crisis for more than 530,000 residential and business property owners in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties)……………………….YES #3 – Voter Control of Gambling in Florida – Requires voter approval of casino gambling (Removes authority to expand gambling from the legislature and returns it to voters)……………. YES #4 – Voting Restoration Amendment  – Restores right to vote for most people with felony convictions upon completion of sentences (Gives 1.5 million Floridians the right to vote after paying their debt to society)…………………………………..YES #5 – Vote Required to Impose, Authorize, or Raise State Taxes or Fees – Requires 2/3 vote of legislature to impose or increase tax or fee (Will tie the hands of future legislatures making it nearly impossible to address budget needs, such as teacher raises and natural catastrophes)………..NO#6 – Rights of Crime Victims; Judges (multiple questions) – Adds a Marsy’s Law (victims’ rights) to state constitution, increases judicial retirement age; prohibits judges from deferring to admin agencies to interpret law (Victims’ rights already protected in the Constitution; Eliminates an existing provision that protects the constitutional rights of the accused)………………………………………………………..NO #7 – First Responder and Military Member Survivor Benefits; Public Colleges and Universities – Requires death benefits for first responders and military members, a supermajority vote for college fees, and adds state college system structure to constitution (3/4 majority vote to increase fees makes it very difficult to meet university needs) …………………………………………………………………………………..NO #9 – Prohibits Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling; Prohibits Vaping in Enclosed Indoor Workplaces – Bans offshore oil and gas drilling and vaping in enclosed indoor workplaces (Concern for the environment overrides concern about putting vaping in the Constitution.)…………………………………………………YES #10 – State and Local Government Structure and Operation – Prohibits counties from abolishing certain local offices, changes start date of legislative sessions, and adds an executive office and executive department to constitution (Takes away control granted to charter counties limiting ability to respond to local conditions) ……………………………………………………………………………………………….NO #11 – Property Rights; Removal of Obsolete Provision; Criminal Statutes – Repeals some obsolete language; repeals a provision saying that changes to a criminal statute are not retroactive (Impact of criminal statute portion is unclear and disputed. Other repealed provisions are already unenforceable or expired) ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….NO #12 – Lobbying and Abuse of Office by Public Officers – Prohibits public officials from lobbying for compensation while in office and 6 years thereafter (Applied too broadly at local level; will not solve problems of money and influence in politics) …………………………………………………………………………….NO #13 – Ends Dog RacingProhibits betting on dog races (Ends legal wagering on inhumane dog racing)……………………………YES COUNTY REFERENDABroward voters will decide 11 county charter questions on the Nov. 6 ballot.  These amendments have been proposed by the county’s Charter Review Commission, which meets about once a decade to recommend revisions to the county’s governing document. The 19-member committee met for two years to come up with the items to place before voters. #1:  Funding for Countywide Transportation System Improvements thru Levy of Surtax……YES(the penny sales tax will be used to improve Broward county’s transit and transportation system)#2:  Standards for Establishing County Commission Districts…………………………..NO(this is unnecessary as it is in the state constitution) #3:   Redistricting Procedures for County Commission Districts………………………..NO(Not sure this really provides a solution to the redistricting issues; but a YES is okay as it can be seen as a good potential first step)#4 :  Broward County Affordable Housing Trust Fund……………………………………………YES(This will establish an affordable housing trust fund. Broward County has one of the most severe needs for affordable housing in the state; the key will be ensuring that the money willl be used as planned)#5:  Broward County Office of Inspector General’s Discretion to Commence an Investigation….. NO (no need to expand IG role)#6:  Broward County Planning Council Revisions to Zoning Glossary and Public Hearings…… YES(The clean up language is fine.  The Commission is sufficiently aware of the issues at one public hearing) #7:  Central Examining Boards Appointment of Alternate Members………………YES(the CEBs are currently unable to be filled)#8:  Board of Rules and Appeals Quorum Shall be the Majority of the Total Board Membership..YES(allows the Board to do business when not all members have been appointed)#9:  Posting of Notices, Agenda and Backup Materials No Later Than 48 Hours Prior to Meeting.…..NO (not necessary in Charter.  The sunshine law already governs this situation.  Potential slowdown with getting items on agendas.  This is also a highly reactive amendment because of one workshop the City of Fort Lauderdale held without good notice#10:  Composition of the Independent Board That Nominates the County Auditor……. YES(We have not been able to get the listed position appointed)#11:  Compositon of the Broward County Inspector General Selection Oversight Committee…. YES(We have not been able to get the listed position appointed)#12:  Housekeeping Amendment to Delet Ineffective or Unnecessary Language: Yes (these are all housekeeping matters to clean up the Broward County Charter) BROWARD COUNTY MUNICIPAL (CITY) ELECTIONS Coral Springs Commissioners Seat 2                          Dan DaleySeat 4                          Joshua A SimmonsCooper CityCommissionerSeat 2                         Lisa Conlong DodgeDania Beach CommissionersLauren OdmanTony SurianiDavieCity CouncilDistrict 2                  Caryl HattanDistrict 3                  Susan StarkeyHallandale Beach Special Mayor At-Large   – Joy D. AdamsCommissionersSeat 1                                 Steven Michael CarloSeat 2                                 Sabrina JavellanaHollywood CommissionersDistrict 1                 Luis H. PradaDistrict 3                Traci Lynn CallariDistrict 5                Francisco VargasVote YES on all Hollywood Referenda LauderhillCommissionersSeat 2  – Richard CampbellNB: This is a closely contested seat between two capable candidates. Campbell and John Beckford. However, after painstaking analysis Campbell is recommended for his several years of service to the city, particularly his work with the city’s,  particular in the field of sports. Seat 4   Denise GrantLauderdale LakesCommissioners Seat 1                         Marilyn DavisSeat 2                        Beverly Williams Margate CommissionersSeat 3                             Renata CastroSeat 5                             Joanne SimoneNorth LauderdaleMayor At-Large            Ana ZiadeCommissionersDistrict A                       Lorenzo WoodDistrict B                       Mario BustamanteOakland Park CommissionersMichael E. CamJane F. BolinParkland Commissioners Richard WalkerPlantationMayor                Peter S. TingomCity CouncilGroup 1             Erik Anderson Group 2             Denise HorlandGroup 5             Nick SortalPompano BeachMayor                Rex HardinCommissionersDistrict 1           John GeerDistrict 2           Thomas “Tom” TerwilligerDistrict 3           Michael S. SkverskyDistrict 4           Edward “Ed” PhillipsDistrict 5           Barry MossSouth West RanchesCouncil MemberDistrict 1                 Bob HartmannSunriseommissionerGroup C                 Jeff HolnessGroup D                Patrick JaBouin, Sr.  TamaracMayor At-Large – Elvin VilalobosCommissionersDistrict 2               Mike GelinDistrict 4               Debra PlackoWestonCommissionerSeat 4                Mary Molina-MacfieWest ParkCommissionersSeat 1                 Anthony DorsettSeat 2                Kristine JudeikisWilton ManorsMayor Justin FlippenCommissionerGary Resnicklast_img read more

President of Kenya Arrives in Barbados for Official State Visit

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The President of the Republic of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, arrived in Barbados on Wednesday for a three-day official visit aimed at strengthening relations between the two countries and to forge bilateral ties.The trip forms the second leg of Kenyatta’s seven-day visit to the region and follows three days of bilateral talks with Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness.The Kenyan leader was accompanied by the country’s First Lady Margaret Kenyatta.Shortly after their arrival, the President and his delegation paid a courtesy call to Governor General Dame Sandra Mason and attended a reception at Government House.On Thursday, Mottley and Kenyatta will hold bilateral talks ahead of the signing of an agreement.The President is scheduled to depart Barbados on Friday.last_img read more

Nissan Renew UCL Sponsorship; Shifts Attention From Awareness To Engagement

first_imgFor this year’s campaign, Nissan will use its newer brand ambassadors including Sergio Aguero and Gareth Bale. According to Diemaz, Bale and Aguero bring their own personalities plus fresh content as well as new ways of getting to the fans. ROLLE, Switzerland (August 27, 2015) Ð Following a successful first year as the Official Automotive Sponsor for the UEFA Champions League, Nissan’s partnership has been extended into all global territories for the next three seasons up to 2017/18.Car giants Nissan have renewed their UEFA Champions League (UCL) sponsorship deal for another three years following the huge successes recorded by the brand in terms of visibility and that has prompted sales.Nissan replaced another car brand Ford in 2014 and has since improved its brand strength and sales as a result thus making the company the 43rd most powerful brand in the world as per the reports from Interbrand.The report claimed Nissan’s value to be around $11bn in 2016, which represents a 22% increase to make it one of the top growers.Nissan’s UK sales from the start of the 2014 till the end of August were just over 84,000 for a 5.5% share of the market and that has increased to 6.01% after sales jumped to 98,600 during the same period.In a chat with Marketing Week, Jean-Pierre Diemaz, Nissan’s vice-president of marketing for Europe, said that UCL is at the “centre” of Nissan’s “roadmap” to improve the brand adding that the car brand has started reaping the benefits following three years of sponsorship. RelatedSponsorship Revenue Drops For Russia 2018 FIFA World CupJune 14, 2018In “FIFA”Corruption Crisis Aftermath: FIFA Facing Bleak Financial Future With Lack Of World Cup SponsorsNovember 29, 2017In “FIFA”Formula E Charged Up for New Season – Reasons You Should Watch itDecember 12, 2018In “Formula E”center_img In his words, he said: “We are gaining share and gaining performance everywhere in the world and we are increasing our growth by increasing the visibility of the brand,” he explains. “We see the benefit of exposing out brand into an exciting territory – football – and that is why we want to continue.”last_img read more

Michael Emenalo Reveals Why He Resigned As Chelsea Sporting Director

first_imgFormer Super Eagles defender, Michael Emenalo has explained his sudden resignation from his role as technical director of football at Chelsea.The Nigerian cited family reasons. Emenalo stated, “After 10 years here, 10 wonderful successful years, but very demanding years, it is a very tough decision to decide to step aside.“It is entirely my decision and it has come about for very simple reasons. I need an opportunity to get to see my young kids grow and also to step back and reflect on the work that I have done here and the things that we have been able to accomplish together in this great club”,“It is something I have been thinking about for quite some time now and it is something I have discussed with my family and they understand the reasons and the timing for wanting to step aside.”The former Super Eagles star also spoke on the loan system he oversaw at Stamford Bridge, which sees scores of the Blues’ young talents ply their trade across the continent in the pursuit of the eventual first-team football.He concluded, “He’s shown great humility to go on loan and work very hard while he was there and gain the experience which is needed, and the timing is right for him now to step in and show what he’s learnt during those periods of development.”RelatedEmenalo Finally Breaks Silence On Chelsea ExitDecember 5, 2017In “England”Michael Emenalo Quits as Chelsea’s Technical Director After 10 Years At The BridgeNovember 7, 2017In “England”BREAKING: AS Monaco Sporting Director Michael Emenalo SackedJanuary 25, 2019In “Europe”last_img read more

Manager Search: Scottish FA Make Official Approach For NI Manager

first_img[tps_header][/tps_header]RelatedRep of Ireland Manager Keen On Contract ExtensionOctober 5, 2017In “Europe”NI Blow: Veteran Defender Out Of Germany ClashOctober 4, 2017In “FIFA”Russia 2018 Playoffs (UEFA): Italy Handed Tough Sweden Test; Home Nations Get Tricky OpponentsOctober 17, 2017In “FIFA” The Scottish Football Association (FA) have made an official approach to Home Nations’ rivals, Northern Ireland (NI), for their manager Michael O’Neill.They have asked for permission to speak to O’Neill as Northern Ireland desperately try to hang on to the 48-year old.The former Shamrock Rovers manager is the SFA’s number one candidate to succeed Gordon Strachan, who resigned as Scotland manager in October after his team failed to reach the World Cup play-offs.The Irish Football Association has already offered O’Neill an improved contract in a bid to retain his services. He is currently under contract until 2020 with an annual salary of £500,000.He has been in charge of Northern Ireland for six years (since 2011).His team missed out on World Cup qualification in controversial fashion after they lost 1-0 on aggregate to Switzerland in the playoffs.last_img read more

Playtech targets €50 million in share buyback programme

first_img Submit StumbleUpon Share GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 Related Articles Playtech goes live in the US with bet365 August 7, 2020 Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 FTSE-listed gambling technology provider Playtech Plc has today informed investors that it plans to issue a 6 million ordinary share buyback programme, representing approximately 1.85% of the company’s equity.The share sale is valued at circa €50 million and will be conducted by investment bank Canaccord Genuity in accordance with FTSE rules.Confirming its planned buyback programme Playtech stated that the share sale would have no impact on any potential M&A activity. Furthermore, Playtech governance detailed that the company had sufficient cash reserves to be able to buy back the shares should future market pricing offer a ‘compelling valuation’.“Playtech aims to operate its financials division at the very highest standards of regulation and therefore confirms that last ‎week’s publication by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission and today’s proposals from the Financial Conduct Authority are ‎not expected to have a material impact on Playtech’s financials division‎.” The company detailed in its latest corporate statement.Playtech governance plans to open the firm’s buyback program in the coming days, detailing that shares purchases would be made available until its outlay target is met or 31 December 2016. Sharelast_img read more

NetRefer to service IPS multi-brands with combined affiliate program

first_img Submit StumbleUpon Share Share TopBetta Australia launches new affiliate program with NetRefer June 27, 2017 Malta Entrepreneurs’ recognise achievement of NetRefer & Raphael Arnold July 21, 2017 SuperBet Romania launches NetRefer affiliate platform for new market expansion June 29, 2017 Related Articles Industry affiliate marketing software and services provider NetRefer has announced its first commercial partnership of the year agreeing to become the affiliate marketing platform provider for IPS Affiliates (IPSAffiliates.com).NetRefer affiliate marketing services will relaunch the IPS Affiliates platform which runs partner acquisition programs for European online casino and bingo brands 21.co.uk, Crown Bingo, SvenskaCasino.com, Bingo Loppy and UKCasino.com.Seeking to revamp its player acquisition services,  IPS Affiliates will now utilise NetRefer ad-serving technologies, player tracking and management software, aswell as NetRefer reporting tools.Commenting on the partnership with NetRefer Ian Erksine Managing Director of Intellectual Property Software IPS Ltd stated “IPS are extremely excited to partner with NetRefer and look forward to integrating affiliate marketing into our wider marketing mix.”Timothy Buttigieg Chief Operations Officer of NetRefer welcomed IPS as new affiliate program partners “We are delighted with this partnership and look forward to a successful collaboration.”last_img read more