Lauderdale Lakes wants drivers to stop backing into driveays

first_imgResidents of Lauderdale Lakes may soon have to adhere to a new rule when they’re parking in their driveways. They may not be able to reverse in.The Lauderdale Lakes commissioners are considering a proposal that license plates on cars parked in driveways would have to be visible from the street or sidewalk. Plates would also have to be visible on cars parked at night in front of a home. The officials want to make it easier for code compliance and law enforcement to make sure parked cars are properly registered.Lauderdale Lakes Mayor Hazelle Rogers“The only way you know if that car is registered or has a license tag is if you see it,” Mayor Hazelle Rogers said.But Commissioner Gloria Lewis said it’s not the city’s job to tell people how to park in their own yards. Some like to back in because they feel safer driving out, she said.last_img read more

Nicky Minaj breaks Aretha Franklin’s Billboard record

first_imgTrinidadian-born rapper Nicki Minaj is now the woman with the most Hot 100 Billboard Hits in any genre. Minaj gained the distinction by overtaking Soul Diva Aretha Franklin on the Billboard Charts.Franklin held the record for the last 40 years, until earlmid-March when Minaj drew level with her at 73 hits with her feature on Gucci Mane’s Make Love single.The release of three singles No Frauds, Regret in Your Tears and Changed It with her label mates Lil Wayne and Drake, which charted at No. 14, 61 and 71 respectively, pushed her tally to 76 hits.However Aretha Franklin still has the most hits as a lead artiste as most of Minaj’s hits are due to the fact that she is a featured vocalist on a song.Minaj took to Instagram to show her gratitude and thank her fans:“Man, I tell ya…God said he ain’t done showing off yet. Lol. Walked off stage to find out history was made yet again today… To my fans: I …. love you guys more than I’ll ever be able to put into words.”last_img read more

Munro blitz leads Trinbago Knight Riders run-chase

first_imgIn the following seven overs Amazon Warriors added just 29 for 3 as the Knight Riders off-pace bowlers squeezed the visitors. Cooper, Shadab and Narine collecting one wicket each. Munro reach 50 Denesh Ramdin (L) and Colin Munro (C) of Trinbago Knight Riders celebrate 4 runs off Rayad Emrit (R) of Guyana Amazon Warriors during Match 9 of the 2017 Hero Caribbean Premier League between Guyana Amazon Warriors and Trinbago Knight Riders at Queen’s Park Oval on August 11, 2017 in Port of Spain, Photo by Randy Brooks – CPL T20 via Getty Images A rapid half century from Colin Munro propelled Trinbago Knight Riders to a seven-wicket victory against Guyana Amazon Warriors in Match 9 of the 2017 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL). The Knight Riders pulled off the highest run-chase of the season to pull to the top of the Hero CPL table. Munro peppered the leg-side boundary when Tanvir strayed, and manufactured room to hit on the off side against off-spinner Steven Jacobs. Narine’s two boundaries, one in the first over and another in the sixth – bookended a PowerPlay in which the Knight Riders blitzed 72, reducing the run rate to a run-a-ball. The Knight Riders innings had a very bad start when Brendon McCullum slashed the first ball of the innings from Sohail Tanvir straight to Ganjanand Singh at point. Sunil Narine and Colin Munro wasted little time consolidating, maximizing the benefits of a hard-new ball and the fielding restrictions. After a tight first over from Khary Pierre, Martin Guptill took 26 runs off Robbie Frylink’s second over. Chadwick Walton looked to match Guptill in the third over, twice punishing short balls from Pierre for boundaries taking the Amazon Warriors to 40 for 0 after 3 overs. Despite Narine’s dismissal, caught for 23 off 22, the Knight Riders seemed in control of the chase with Munro reaching his fifty off 23 balls. However, an 11th over maiden by Rashid Khan increased the pressure once more and a series of tight overs followed, adjusting the equation to 50 off 36. After 15 overs, the Amazon Warriors were just 104 for 5. However, through a mixture of power-hitting and good fortune they elevated themselves to 156 for 7. Twenty-five runs came from the final two overs. Earlier in the evening the Amazon Warriors battled to reach 156 for 7 – the highest first innings total in six matches at the Queen’s Park Oval. Guptill then fell to Shadab Khan’s first ball. With Guptill’s wicket so too went Amazon Warriors early momentum. In his first over of the match Sunil Narine trapped Babar Azam lbw. Just 11 came from the second three overs of the Powerplay. Fresh impetus Amazon Warriors battle to 156 Just as the match threatened to turn however, Dinesh Ramdin found the boundary three times in seven balls bringing the match back in their favour. Munro’s first boundary since the ninth over—a heaved leg side six off the last ball of the 18th over, reduced the equation to 9 off 12 and two sixes from Ramdin in the next over sealed an impressive victory with an over to spare. Bad start The innings was given fresh impetus when Walton struck back-to-back sixes off Pierre and a wayward first over from Dwayne Bravo cost nine. However, Walton’s demise, caught off a slower ball from Cooper led to a shift in momentum again.last_img read more

Jamaican hockey team win CAC Games qualifiers

first_imgJamaica’s women’s hockey team defeated Panama 3-0 in the 2017 Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games qualifying hockey tournament at the Jamaica National (JN) Mona Hockey Field in Kingston recently.The Jamaicans earlier defeated Guatemala 6-0 in their opening encounter on Sunday, November 5, to lead the tournament with maximum six points ahead of Guyana (four points), Bermuda (three points), Puerto Rico (one point) and Guatemala (zero).In the game against Panama, Kamille Griffiths scored for Jamaica in the 11th and 12th minutes, while Ebony McLean got the other goal in the 38th minute.In other results, Guyana, who blasted Panama 6-0 on Sunday, were held 0-0 by Puerto Rico, and Bermuda defeated Guatemala 4-0.The teams are vying for one of two spots in the field hockey competition at the 23rd CAC Games, which will be held in Barranquilla, Colombia, next year.It was a bright start by the Jamaicans as they took control of the game by dominating position of the ball. From the consistent pressure, Griffiths found the back of the net in the 11th minute through a penalty corner taken by Krystal Holgate. Griffiths grabbed her second a minute later from a field play to put Jamaica 2-0 up at the end of the first quarter.Although the Jamaicans dominated and produced attacking plays which should have increased their lead, they squandered many goal scoring opportunities and were goal-less in the second quarter.last_img read more

Pompano Beach Cultural Center Presents “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered…

first_imgPOMPANO BEACH, Florida – The Pompano Beach Cultural Center is proud to present a staged play reading of the Tony-nominated For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/ When the Rainbow Is Enuf. This remarkable play, written by Ntozake Shange, takes place in Harlem in the early 1970s. The play made its Broadway debut in 1976 and has been adapted into a book, a television film and a theatrical film. The reading, followed by a talk-back, takes place Saturday, August 31 at 3pm.“This play is just as relevant and provocative as it was in the 1970s,” said Phyllis Korab, Cultural Affairs Director. “We are very proud to present this important work and to open a dialogue about social problems in an honest, heartfelt and empowering fashion.”The play’s author, Ntozake Shange, captures the essence of women of color in the twentieth century trying to survive urban life in an impoverished Harlem. First published in 1975, the play received the Obie Award and was highly praised including in The New Yorker for “encompassing…every feeling and experience a woman has ever had.”For Colored Girls… tells the stories of seven women who have suffered oppression in a racist and sexist society. The piece is a series of 20 separate poems choreographed to music that weaves interconnected stories of love, empowerment, struggle and loss into a complex representation of sisterhood. The cast consists of seven nameless African American women only identified by the colors they are assigned. They are the lady in red, lady in orange, lady in yellow, lady in green, lady in blue, lady in brown, and lady in purple. Subjects of rape, abandonment, abortion and domestic violence are tackled.For Colored Girls… is a piece of work inspired by events of Shange’s own life. Shange admitted publicly to having attempted suicide on four different occasions. In a phone interview conducted with CNN, she explained how she came to the title of her choreopoem: “I was driving the No. 1 Highway in northern California and I was overcome by the appearance of two parallel rainbows. I had a feeling of near-death or near catastrophe. Then I drove through the rainbow and I went away. Then I put that together to form the title.” The colors of the rainbow then became the essence of the women in the choreopoem. Shange also explains that she chose to use the word “colored” in the title of her choreopoem so that her grandmother would be able to understand it.This reading is produced and directed by Rachel Finley. Due to content, this show is not recommended for those under 17 years of age without parental accompaniment.Pompano Beach Cultural Center is located at 50 W. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL 3306last_img read more

Lottoland announces new agreement with ILS jackpot insurance

first_img Altenar powers first sportsbook platform for Lottoland January 8, 2020 Share Online lotto betting operator Lottoland has announced a third long-term agreement for its Insurance Linked Security (ILS) jackpot insurance.The new insurance deal provides €120m of ILS coverage, €20m more than the previous agreement. Lottoland’s advanced risk management system is now providing total cover in the hundreds of millions and over 50% more than last year.Lottoland’s risk management structure has already covered a number of major winnings. The largest win paid out was €22m, which was won by a player from Berlin in 2016. In total, with the help of Lottoland solutions guaranteed, Lottoland has returned over €838m in total winnings across its business portfolio.  David von Rosen, Founder of Lottoland told SBC: “ At 130m it is substantially bigger than our last ILS. It’s a big step for us to see that the current investors are not only staying on board and are renewing but also that we have some new investors joining our Fortuna 3 transaction.”Lottoland CEO Nigel Birrell said: “  Our innovative approach to this market is really paying off, the ILS provides a fully reliable way to re-insure against big wins and we’re delighted to have this second two year agreement in place which we have taken to the next level.”Gibraltar’s Minster for Commerce Albert Isola MP added: “Let me congratulate Lottoland and its investors for leading the way with the launch of their third successive ILS transaction. “Their success to date and their future plans for innovative ILS structures that will be offered to other participants in the gaming community are very exciting. The investors’ confidence in both the Lottoland transactions and Gibraltar as the domicile of choice is very gratifying.” Related Articles The end of the one-stop solution for sports betting? February 18, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Share William Hill to reshuffle leadership after O’Brien and Whitlam step down January 21, 2020last_img read more

Maximising ROI: SBTech launches new Managed Services package

first_img Share Delasport clients get access to Kiron’s BetMan RGS platform April 27, 2020 Kambi takes control of Churchill Downs BetAmerica sportsbook August 28, 2020 Share Related Articles StumbleUpon Kambi and DraftKings agree on final closure terms July 24, 2020 SBTech has leveraged its position as a first mover in European territories by launching a new Managed Services package to deliver maximum ROI for its operators.Complementing its existing portfolio, which includes the Chameleon360 player management platform, sportsbook and in-play products, along with its retail and omni-channel offerings, Managed Services will provide SBTech partners with a wide range of additional support options.SBTech’s Managed Services has been built to deliver maximum ROI and player value for its operators through the execution of bespoke marketing strategies. Combining P&L management of sports and casino players, the package uses intelligent segmentation to create optimised user journeys.Operators will benefit from the implementation of focused acquisition strategies via Affiliation, Media, PPC and Social channels, proven CRM and retention methods, as well as fraud and risk control, multilingual customer support and the most popular localised payment methods.The solution also covers complete product and content management alongside best-in-class BI, reporting and analysis, plus global hosting, DNS management, geo-location and maintenance services.Ron Zlluf, SBTech Head of Managed Services, commented: “I’m very pleased to confirm the rollout of our complete solution for sports betting and casino operators. We’ve built top-performing, dedicated teams focused on achieving the best results, and have collaborated closely with our partners to create the most comprehensive service package in the industry.“Operators can choose which aspects of the business to handle themselves, and which they want us to manage. We can provide any desired combination of services, from a full turnkey solution to a more focused range of activities.“All aspects of our Managed Services solution are tailored to the specific needs of each operator, and are fully localised to meet the unique challenges of different markets.” Submitlast_img read more

ASA clears Health Lottery advert of social irresponsibility

first_img UK gambling adopts toughest online advertising code to protect underage audiences August 27, 2020 Share Lee Willows, YGAM: Education is central to gambling reform  July 9, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Related Articles The Advertising Standards Authority has cleared a Health Lottery ad, featuring a man finding a £1 coin down the back of his armchair, of any wrongdoing.Proceeding to enter a grocery store, the voice over goes on to state “Its George’s lucky day. Now you might think £1 won’t buy you much these days, a loaf of bread, a pint of milk, but George knows £1 buys you a chance to play the Health Lottery which now has more chances to win”. Seeing the coin turn into the aforementioned items, George goes on to continue with his original plan, before daydreaming of what he could buy with a potentially huge windfall.Seeing an issue with its content, one complainant challenged the social irresponsibility of the advert, believing an implication was contained that hinted it would be better to gamble £1 on a lottery, as opposed to on essential food items.In its response, The Health Lottery stated that the concept is to show the spending of an “unexpected luck windfall,” rather than implying expenditure outside of budgeted everyday items.Emphasising that references to items such as a loaf of bread or milk were made to indicate “that the cost of a Health Lottery ticket was inexpensive compared to the potential reward that players could receive,” it was also stated that there was no suggestion that someone should spend money on a ticket instead of eating and drinking.Also stressing that the £1 coin had not been taken from his wallet, the ASA backed The Health Lottery’s stance, stating: “The ad played on the common joke that money could be found down the back of a sofa, and that money found unexpectedly in such places, was a bonus”.Before adding: “We noted that when the man entered the shop, he was not shown pondering whether to buy food or a lottery ticket, but had entered the shop for the specific purpose of buying a lottery ticket with the £1 he had found. “The ad did not suggest that the man chose to buy a lottery ticket instead of bread and milk that he needed, but rather those items were included merely by way of comparison to show that everyday food items could be bought for the same price as a £1 lottery ticket, and that if spare money was found, it could be spent on a lottery ticket.”Not upholding the complaint, the ASA concluded that the ad was not irresponsible and did not break the code. ASA monitoring sweep marks gambling as the worst underage advertising offender August 26, 2020 Submitlast_img read more

David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Pondering some opposites on either side of the pond

first_img Share Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Share David CliftonNews from either side of the Atlantic Ocean within the last month shows a yawning gap between the UK on the one hand and the U.S. on the other, not only in terms of social responsibility and player protection requirements but also in relation to attitudes towards gambling generally.I am not for one moment suggesting that responsible gambling is not a matter of concern for U.S. gambling operators and regulators alike. Indeed, in a press release published in February, the American Gaming Association (“AGA”) stated that “the U.S. gaming industry commits more than $300 million to responsible gaming annually, supporting education, training and rehabilitation programs across the country”. However, it is abundantly clear that the measures in place to mitigate against gambling-related harm in its country are considerably less than those required of licensed gambling operators by the Gambling Commission here in the UK, notwithstanding higher rates of problem gambling prevalence in some parts of the U.S. than the “statistically stable” such rates in the UK, as evidenced by the Commission’s most recent “Gambling participation in 2018: behaviour, awareness and attitudes” Annual Report, published on 27 February.Once upon a time, one might have wondered whether that gap in terms of social responsibility and player protection measures might reduce over time, given the work being undertaken by the Responsible Gaming Collaborative, established last year by the AGA to:conduct a comprehensive review of current responsible gaming policies and regulations,identify programmes that work and those that fail to meet their objective,study regulations to determine which are based on solid evidence,determine whether government resources are being properly targeted toward effective programs and prevention,develop a set of recommendations and industry best practices andwork with regulators and other stakeholders to understand the best approaches.However, I can’t help but wonder whether the gap will expand ever further, given the quite relentless efforts by UK regulators to constantly raise standards in their quest to ensure that “consumers in Britain [are] able to enjoy the fairest and safest gambling in the world”, to quote Gambling Commission CEO, Neil McArthur last November. In the last month alone, the changes to age and identity verification requirements within the Commission’s Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (“LCCP”), about which I wrote in my last Licensing Expert article and which will come into force on 7 May 2019, have been followed by:a regulatory statement from the Committees of Advertising Practice, announcing (with effect from 1 April 2019) revised guidance containing new standards designed to protect children and young people from exposure to gambling advertisements and, as CAP puts it, “from irresponsible gambling ads”,a consultation by the Gambling Commission (that runs until 9 May 2019), this time on planned changes to requirements within its LCCP relating to customer interaction and alternative dispute resolution, also taking the opportunity to call for evidence on gambling website blocking software,a clear indication of what will be contained in the new National Gambling Strategy for 2019-22 (due to come into effect in April) following on from the Commission’s publication of a range of recommendations it has received from the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board in terms of priorities to reduce gambling harm,the Commission’s calls for evidence requesting, by 16 May 2019, data and views on greater player protections associated with category B gaming machines and gambling online with credit cards, andannouncement by the newly formed Gambling Related Harm All Party Parliamentary Group (GRH APPG) that it is undertaking an inquiry into the harms caused by online gambling, the likely outcome of which is not hard to guess, given that the group’s previous incarnation was as the FOBT APPG. With Brexit-related uncertainty looking set to continue for some considerable time yet, the possibility of a future Labour Party General Election victory cannot be discounted so, in addition to the above list of regulatory developments, we should add the 28 February speech by Tom Watson, The Labour Party deputy leader, in which he called for:mandatory limits on online gambling spending, staking and speed of play (with the issue of affordability firmly in mind) andthe introduction of a new “E Category” to gambling legislation to regulate online gambling products (focussing on maximum stakes and speed of play) in order to correct what he sees as a regulatory imbalance between online and land-based gaming products.From the above and all else that has been battering the UK industry in the recent past, it seems clear that the social responsibility regulatory burdens on the gambling industry on this side of the Atlantic are bound to become ever more burdensome. With that in mind, and also taking into account that public trust in the UK gambling industry continues to plummet (now down to 30% according to the most recent statistics), it has been interesting to read another recent AGA press release  (this time under the heading “New Research Reveals 90 Percent of Casino Visitors Practice Responsible Gaming”). With a sub-heading “Acceptance of Gaming at All-Time High”, it paints a very different picture of public attitudes towards gambling in the U.S. than those that currently exist in the UK.According to the AGA, its statistics indicate that:88% of American adults view gambling as an acceptable form of entertainment,80% recognise gaming’s role as a job creator, and60% believe that casinos help their local economies.Given the positive attitudes towards gambling (or at least casino gaming) evidenced by the above statistics, it is perhaps not surprising that, according to further research findings announced in an earlier AGA press release on 30 January 2019:as many as 63% of Americans support last year’s U.S. Supreme Court decision to strike down the federal ban on sports betting and80% support legalising sports betting in their states.The AGA welcomed those findings, adding comment that it “will continue to advocate for the inclusion of sensible gaming policies wherever it is being considered, including consumer protections and reasonable tax rates that enable the legal, regulated market to compete with illegal bookies and offshore operators.”As sports betting developments proceed apace in the U.S. it will be intriguing to see (a) to what extent increased levels of gambling regulatory concern arise there in the same way that they have reared their head in recent times here in the U.K. and (b) whether the U.S. industry reacts to those concerns in a manner that succeeds in avoiding the degree of regulatory crackdown that has been experienced by UK operators in recent times.That may, of course, depending on how open-minded the American industry is to learn from the experiences of (and the mistakes made by) its UK counterparts. Some answers to that conundrum may be forthcoming at next month’s SBC Events‘ inaugural Betting on Sports America conference and exhibition, including the first panel session of Conference Day 1 on the subject of “Avoiding the pitfalls – lessons to learn from other regulated markets”, moderated by William J Pascrell III, Partner at Princeton Public Affairs Group, at which I will be speaking, together with:James T Plousis, Chairman, State of New Jersey Casino Control Commission,Martin Lycka, Director of Regulatory Affairs at GVC Group, andWilliam Bowers, Manager Human Resources at Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board. I hope to see you there…._____________________David Clifton – Director – ‎Clifton Davies Consultancy Limited Related Articles UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020 UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020last_img read more

UK Top 5 commits to ‘clear responsibilities’ on problem gambling support

first_img Submit GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Advancing UK betting’s social responsibility agenda, bet365, William Hill, Flutter Entertainment, Sky Betting & Gaming and GVC Holdings have this morning committed to a ‘package of safer gambling measures and support for problem gamblers’.The ‘UK Top 5’ directive follows discussions with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) on social and safer gambling responsibilities.The package of measures aims to fund an ‘expansion of treatment for problem gamblers’ and initiatives to create a safer gambling environment.Peter Jackson – Flutter EntertainmentOn funding, the betting groups pledge to carry out their previously announced ‘tenfold commitment’ of increasing the voluntary levy on betting profits from 0.1% to 1% gross-gaming-yield, targeting a combined £60 million in funding by 2023.Speaking on behalf of the companies, Peter Jackson, Group Chief Executive of Flutter Entertainment, said:“This is an unprecedented level of commitment and collaboration by the leading companies in the British betting and gaming sector to address gambling-related harm and promote safer gambling.“The whistle-to-whistle advertising ban was a good start, now we are funding a significant expansion in treatment and we continue to work on a number of areas of collaboration and best practice.  Our aim is nothing less than a step change in how we tackle gambling-related harm.”The collective details that treatment is central to its enhanced measures, as the five companies commit to spending a ‘cumulative £100 million on treatment over the next four years’.Tackling any public concerns, the betting groups pledge to be transparent on their funding commitments, with progress on directives reported through ‘annual assurance statements’ provided to the UK Gambling Commission.A further new directive sees the betting groups commit to deeper data sharing on problem gamblers helping support of UK betting’s new self-exclusion programme GAMSTOP.Lord Chadlington is a Conservative peer who has been a leading advocate for safer gambling measures.He said: “This initiative should ensure that the necessary reforms to protect the young and vulnerable particularly with the growth of online gambling will be rooted in independent research – on everything from online gambling harms to associated suicide. That evidence base should also be used for education and for treatment.“We must be certain that through the consultation process, a means is secured for the funds to be administered and the programmes evaluated, independent of the contributing companies and the gambling industry as a whole.” Share ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020last_img read more