St Kitts launch Unity Housing Solution Program

first_imgUnity Housing Program St Kitts and Nevis Human Settlements Minister, Eugene Hamilton, has outlined a road map for the Unity Housing Solutions Program during a launch ceremony recently.Some houses will be built on land that has been assigned for the Unity Housing Solutions Program.  Under the program, houses will also be constructed for people who have land but need assistance to build.“We have decided at the Cabinet level to accept the proposal by those who are doing the planning that in the first six months we will be building clusters.  In other words, we will be building in areas of tens and twenties all around the country.  In the period following and up to 18 months, we will accommodate individuals on land, which is allocated across the country…Following the clusters, we will be doing individual units,” Hamilton said.The St. Christopher and Nevis Social Security Board has provided a $50 million loan to the Federal Government for housing development in St. Kitts via the National Housing Corporation (NHC).The Unity Housing Solutions Program will see the National Housing Corporation supervise the construction of 300 homes throughout St. Kitts.  The affordable homes will have bigger bedrooms and bathrooms than houses built under previous NHC programs.“The areas have been identified as Taylor’s, Wellington Road, Pine Gardens [Shadwell], LaGuerite [Buckley’s], the Abbotts Extension [West Farm], Green Acres [Half Way Tree], Westin Meadows [Half Way Tree], Taoyuan Heights [Challengers], Stadium View [Sandy Point], Crab Hill [Sandy Point], Rawlins [St. Paul’s], Saddler’s Park, Lavington [Saddler’s area], Ottley’s, Sea Breeze Manor [Ottley’s/Lodge], Upper Stone Castle [Tabernacle], Estridge [Mansion area], Conaree, Key’s, Stapleton [St. Peter’s], and Cunningham Heights [Cayon]. We will be building in all of these areas in accordance with the needs of the people living there,” he said.last_img read more

FIFA bans CFU president, Gordon Derrick

first_imgAccording to FIFA, the case against Derrick focused on “alleged conflicts of interest offering and accepting gifts and other benefits, mismanagement of funds, abuse of position and disloyalty.” Derrick, who is also the General Secretary of the Antigua and Barbuda Football Association (ABFA), was also ordered to pay a fine totaling US$31,170. The global soccer body – FIFA, has banned the president of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU), Gordon Derrik for six years from all soccer-related activities, for violating several articles of its code of ethics.last_img read more

Windies defeated in New Zealand ODI

first_imgWest Indies were once again well below par as they crashed to a 47-run defeat to New Zealand in the opening Twenty20 International here Friday, to extend their wretched losing streak on the current tour.Chasing a challenging 188 at Saxton Oval, the Caribbean side’s batting crumbled yet again, and they could only muster 140 all out with six balls remaining.Andre Fletcher top-scored with 27, captain Carlos Brathwaite struck 21 and Ashley Nurse, 20 not out, but the Windies never came to terms with a demanding run chase and lost wickets regularly.They were torn apart by seamers Seth Rance (3-30) and Tim Southee (3-36) who both claimed three wickets apiece while medium pacer Doug Bracewell finished with two for 10.Glenn Phillips had earlier top-scored with 55 and Colin Munro chipped in with 53 as the Black Caps racked up 187 for seven off their 20 overs after they were sent in.The latest defeat was the sixth for West Indies in recent weeks following on from clean sweeps in the two-Test series and the three-match one-day rubber.Their start was a bright one when Taylor pinned Martin Guptill lbw for five with as many on the board in the second over, but Phillips and Taylor then combined in an 86-run, second wicket stand to take control of the innings.The 21-year-old Phillips faced 40 balls and struck four fours and two sixes to mark his maiden T20I half-century while Munro blasted six fours and a pair of sixes off 37 deliveries.Nurse eventually accounted for Munro to a catch at long on by Brathwaite in the 12th over before leg-spinner Samuel Badree had Phillips bowled, missing a slog sweep in the 14th over.In all, five wickets tumbled for 40 runs in 31 balls as the Windies stalled the hosts’ momentum but seamer Kesrick Williams then conceded 25 runs in the final over, to let the Black Caps off the hook.Required to score at nearly 9-1/2 per over, West Indies wilted from early. Chris Gayle departed for 12 in the third over, brilliantly caught by wicketkeeper Phillips running back and then diving to hold the left-hander’s spiraling top-edge.Off the very next delivery, Chadwick Walton (7) drove Rance to Anaru Kitchen at cover, to leave the Windies struggling at 19 for two.Fletcher and Shai Hope (15) then rebuilt the innings in a 42-run, third wicket stand, temporarily halting the slide and offering hope of a Windies resurgence.The right-handed Fletcher looked in a good touch, striking three fours and an extra cover-driven six in a 25-ball knock while Hope, on his T20I debut, consumed 17 balls and managed a single boundary.West Indies’ final decline started when Fletcher missed a charge at leg-spinner Ish Sodhi and was stumped in the 10th over and Jason Mohammed following in the next over for three, slicing Bracewell to Ross Taylor at point.When Hope pulled Bracewell to Munro at mid-wicket two balls later in the same over, West Indies had lost three wickets for six runs in the space of 10 deliveries to slip to 67 for five.Brathwaite slammed a pair of sixes in a brief 14-ball stay but once he picked out Tom Bruce at long-onn off Southee, all realistic hopes of a Windies victory also perished.last_img read more

OneUnited Bank announces 3-city book giveaway for the “I Got Bank”…

first_imgOneUnited Bank, the nation’s largest Black bank, is proud to announce its 8th Annual “I Got Bank!” Financial Literacy Contest where ten children will win a $1,000 savings account for the best essays, and the best art projects that represent the “I Got Bank!” theme.In conjunction, OneUnited Bank President & Owner Teri Williams, who is also the author of “I Got Bank! What My Granddad Taught Me About Money” (Beckham), will be giving away signed copies of her book on the following dates and cities. Refreshments will be served.BOOK GIVEAWAYSMiami:    Saturday, May 5, 2018, 10am to 12pm at the Liberty City Branch, 3275 N.W. 79th Street, Miami, Florida  33142Boston:    Saturday May 12th, 2018, 10am to 12pm at the Grovehall Branch, 648 Warren Street,Dorchester, MA 02121Los Angeles:   Saturday June 2nd, 2018, 10am to 12pm at the Crenshaw Branch, 3683 Crenshaw Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90016Parents from the Miami, Boston and Los Angeles areas and surrounding communities should attend the free book giveaway, meet and greet with Teri Williams, President & Owner of OneUnited Bank, and learn more about the 8th Annual I Got Bank Essay & Art Contest and the #BankBlack MOVEment.OneUnited Bank partners with BMe Community to celebrate #IAmBlackGenius and #MakeBlackHistory by showcasing financial literacy. In nationwide BMe powered search for the best and brightest, kids between the ages of 8 and 12 are encouraged to read a financial literacy book of their choosing, and either write a 250-word essay or create an art project to show how they would apply what they learned from the book to their daily lives. Submissions must be emailed or postmarked by June 15, 2018. The Bank will choose ten winners and award a $1,000 OneUnited Bank savings account by August 31, 2018. For more information, please visit: www.oneunited.com/book.Teri Williams, OneUnited Bank President and author of “I Got Bank!” wrote the book when she found that there weren’t any books geared toward educating urban youth about finances. “We’ve seen our financial literacy efforts increase awareness of the $1.2 trillion we spend annually through the #BankBlack and #BuyBlack movement.  We are very excited to partner again with BMe Community to expand financial literacy to youth!” said Williams.“OneUnited and BMe Community are committed to building on the strengths of our communities,” said Trabian Shorters, CEO of BMe Community. “That includes our children and the over 200 dedicated black men we call ‘BMe Community Geniuses’ whose businesses and charitable organizations fuel our ‘asset-framed’ movement for prosperous communities.” Learn more at www.bmecommunity.org.2017 winners were:Sulaiman Barrow, 12, Michigan, Christian Chandler, 9, New York, Stacy Gonzalez, 12, California, Kirshauna Harvey, 12, Mississippi, Riley Johnson, 8, California, Kennedi Moss, 10, Ohio, Tahira Muhammad, 12, Massachusetts, CamarriaSaunders, 11, Florida, Sharday Sypher, 10, Florida and Corday Yoakum, 8, California.“I Got Bank! What My Granddad Taught Me About Money” is published by The Beckham Publications Group, Inc. (Beckhamhouse). For more information about the official contest rules, please visit: www.oneunited.com/book.About OneUnited BankOneUnited Bank is the premier bank for urban communities, the largest Black-owned bank, the first Black internet bank and a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). Its mission is to provide affordable financial services to support economic development in urban communities and maintain superior financial performance to maximize shareholder value. OneUnited is an FDIC insured bank and an equal housing lender.About BMe CommunityBMe Community is an award-winning network of influential leaders inspired by black men to treat people as assets and then grow the assets of those people. Sign up in advance for online events and activities at www.BMeCommunity.org.last_img read more

Mario Balotelli shows his soft side, shares first picture of new born son

first_imgMario Balotelli has shared a first picture of his new born son with his 5.9 million followers on Instagram. In the picture captioned ‘Goodnight. #Father&Son’, Balotelli is seen cradling the baby, draped in a white blanket.  Last month, the Italian shared a picture of a pregnant woman’s belly with the the caption: ‘Loading’. Days after, it was reported that he had welcomed a son with girlfriend, Clelia in Zurich, Switzerland.The Nice striker also has a four-year-old daughter, Pia with Italian TV personality, Raffaella Fico. For more than a year, the controversial footballer refused to acknowledge that Pia was his child and demanded a DNA test to prove he was the father. He also got engaged to model, Fanny Neguesha in June 2014. They split in September of the same year.Recently, in an interview, the 27-year-old said “I haven’t changed. I’ve matured, I’m growing. I’m not 17 anymore, with experience you grow.I’m not one of the best in the world and I’m not one of the worst in the world. I’m only myself, like always”.Balotelli has scored six goals for Nice this season.RelatedBetis Sevilla vs Valencia CFJune 30, 2017Similar postMario Balotelli Completes Move to MarseilleJanuary 23, 2019In “Transfers”Serge Aurier: Football’s Enfant Terrible Sitting On A Time BombJuly 17, 2017In “Europe”last_img read more

Bet.pt adds iSoftBet slots to its SBTech powered offer

first_img Share Altenar: Supporting expansion plans in Denmark and Portugal August 20, 2020 Share Related Articles StumbleUpon SBTech-powered Portuguese sports betting operator Bet.PT has announced the launch of a range of casino slots and table games supplied by iSoftBet.Bet.PT’s journey from start-up to being the Portuguese market’s biggest sports betting operator has been driven by technology from SBTech, the first and still the only B2B provider to supply a licensed sportsbook in the Portuguese regulated market.The launch of casino for Bet.PT will complement the industry-leading SBTech sportsbook with an offering of over 30 casino games, including Neon Reels, 24 and Paranormal Activity.This entertainment portfolio by iSoftBet will provide Bet.PT’s customers with seamless gameplay on leading casino titles, while the company will benefit from the unique player analytics and cross-selling capabilities of the Chameleon360 iGaming platform, enabling it to manage and market to its players across multiple channels from a single console.Bet.PT CEO Ricardo Silva said: “I am pleased to confirm the next stage in the Bet.PT success story, as we offer our ever-growing customer base a truly comprehensive online betting experience. SBTech’s sportsbook has been instrumental in our growth so far, and I’m anticipating great things from our new range of iSoftBet casino products, all of which are defined by the same high standards of user experience and reliability.”iSoftBet’s Managing Director Nir Elbaz added: “As one of the world’s top developers of innovative iGaming products with broad appeal, this agreement represents a key component of our growth strategy, enabling us to provide the industry’s finest casino games to Portugal’s leading sports betting operator.”Richard Carter, CEO of SBTech, commented: “Our partnership with Bet.PT has been highly successful and I expect this to be further strengthened with the company’s launch into the Portuguese casino market with iSoftBet content, alongside our award-winning sportsbook.  This deal cements SBTech’s status as the world’s foremost provider of all-round iGaming solutions to leading operators in regulated markets.” Kambi and DraftKings agree on final closure terms July 24, 2020 Kambi takes control of Churchill Downs BetAmerica sportsbook August 28, 2020 Submitlast_img read more

Kiron Interactive agrees Pinnacle partnership

first_img Related Articles StumbleUpon Virtuals provider Kiron Interactive has put pen to paper on a new partnership with online operator Pinnacle.Under the terms of the agreement, Kiron will make its online bet management platform, Betman Online, available to the operator through the Iforium platform.As well as this, Pinnacle customers will be able to play Kiron’s full gaming portfolio, including its diverse catalogue of virtual sports titles.Steven Spartinos, CEO at Kiron Interactive, commented: “Pinnacle is one of the industry’s fastest-growing and most highly-regarded operators, making them the perfect partner with whom to integrate our growing portfolio of best-in-class gaming content.“We are committed to building our global reach in line with our potential, and we hope to enjoy a rewarding relationship as we move forward.”Paris Smith, CEO at Pinnacle, added: “Providing our players with the most engaging and exciting selection of games is a priority, and partnering with innovative providers like Kiron Interactive is a big part of that.“We are certain our players in regulated markets across Europe will enjoy Kiron’s diverse suite of virtual games.”The deal with Pinnacle closes a busy 2017 for Kiron Interactive, having gone live with a host of operators and aggregators in jurisdictions across the worldFor Pinnacle the deal concludes a positive 2017, in which it was awarded the SBC award for Esports Bookmaker of the Year,  also at the awards Pinnacle CEO Paris Smith was inducted into the SBC Hall of Fame. Danske Spil calls for esports makeover with Pinnacle Solution August 25, 2020 ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 Share Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Share Submitlast_img read more

Pinnacle withdraws UKGC licence application

first_img Related Articles UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Updating its social media channels, Malta & Curacao-licensed online betting operator Pinnacle (Pinnacle.com) has confirmed that it will no longer be seeking a UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) licence.The low-margin bookmaker published the following update on its Twitter feed and Facebook group.Customer announcement: Pinnacle has withdrawn its licence application to the UK Gambling Commission. pic.twitter.com/hXuCfFW1K7— Pinnacle (@PinnacleSports) May 1, 2018In 2015, under the guidance of new ownership, Pinnacle one of the industry’s oldest online sportsbooks, set out its new strategic vision of primarily expanding its services within regulated European markets.Pinnacle would secure a Malta Gaming Authority MGA2 license in March 2015, allowing the operator to offer its sports betting services within European member states markets (subject to local regulatory conditions).Following its Malta MGA2 approval, Pinnacle stated that it would apply for a UKGC licence with the company initially targeting an early 2017 launch for its UK sportsbook product.However, since its initial UK application, Pinnacle has seen little to no progress on securing its UKGC licence with the operator being placed under commission review for some months.Last week, Pinnacle announced the launch of its new B2B sportsbook platform ‘Pinnacle Solution’ seeking to leverage its proprietary technology and knowledge of low–margin trading for new industry clients.Moving forward, it is believed that Pinnacle’s leadership will prioritise the growth of ‘Pinnacle Solution’ for its regulated market presence. Submit Share StumbleUpon TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

6 of the Best – McBookie’s Paul Petrie

first_img StumbleUpon This week’s 6 of the Best takes us to the northernmost country of the United Kingdom, and to Scotland, where Harry Kane sadly brought today’s interviewee – McBookie Co-Founder and Director Paul Petrie – back down to earth in the World Cup qualification rounds.Keep reading to find out about a holiday conundrum, Tom Cruise toss-ups and three minutes of footballing mayhem.Best HolidayI met my wife on a boys holiday to Gran Canaria so she will kill me if I don’t pick that destination. It has certainly had the biggest impact on my life.When I was younger I went on a family holiday to South Africa where my Grandparents were living at the time. We spent a month visiting family in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg, and then spent two cracking days at the Kruger National Park.  That would be my other favourite.Best AlbumI was in my prime during the Brit Pop era so it would have to be “Be Here Now” by Oasis. We had gone to see them play at Loch Lomond the year before so the anticipation for the new material was gigantic. The reviews weren’t great but as far as I was concerned it was a classic.Best Sporting ExperienceThe best 3 minutes was during the Scotland v England game at Hampden during the recent World Cup qualifiers, when Leigh Griffiths banged in his quick fire free kick double. We were still on a high after the equaliser, and when Scotland were awarded another free kick from a near identical position, we knew he had the ability to do it again. It was utter mayhem. Sadly we were brought down to earth when Harry Kane equalised.Best FilmIt is a toss-up between Top Gun and Mission Impossible. Or indeed anything with Tom Cruise in it. Cocktail, Rain Man, The Colour of Money. I think it changes every week but it will always be one of his movies.Best BookI love all the Irvine Welsh books and my favourite is Glue. I read it on holiday and was laughing so much I had tears flooding down my eyes around the pool and got some very unusual looks.  One of the characters uses the phrase “Think Souness” when he is trying to encourage his mates to do something. Me and my friends still use it.Best BetAP McCoy had just jumped the last on Don’t Push It and it was obvious he was going to win the Grand National for the first time in 15 attempts. I quickly jumped online and before he had even crossed the line managed to have £25 on at 25/1 to win Sports Personality Of The Year. It was very snidey but I was obviously very happy with myself and even more so when the racing fraternity started a campaign to help him win it BGC – Scotland and Wales must come clear on casino reopenings July 28, 2020 England’s casinos to reopen on 1 August July 17, 2020 Betfred counters Oppenheimer bid in race to rescue Phumelela August 26, 2020 Share Related Articles Submit Sharelast_img read more

SportPesa unveils new sporting experiences initiative

first_img Kenya Finance Bill carries tax rescind waiting on Kenyatta approval  June 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Betsson sees strong prospects in disrupted Kenya June 19, 2020 Share Share HBLB ups prize money commitment by 50% July 31, 2020 Related Articles Submit SportPesa is seeking to offer customers unrivalled experiences and access to major sporting events, with the launch of its new directive, the SportPesa Experience. The Liverpool-based operator will use current partnerships with Everton Football Club, Hull City, SportPesa Racing Point Formula One Team and Chester Racecourse to provide customers with experiences from the Premier League, EFL, Formula One and Horse Racing.Mark McGuinness, U.K. Operations Manager, emphasised his excitement to reward SportPesa customers and be part of the new initiative: “To be able to offer so many people these sporting experiences means a lot to myself, and everyone else at SportPesa. “In the last few months, SportPesa have made a massive difference to so many people by granting our customers the opportunity to go and watch Everton play in Kenya for the first time ever and providing so many people with a wonderful experience at Silverstone in what was an amazing British Grand Prix. The fact we can do this regularly means everything to SportPesa and we’re looking forward to hearing so many amazing stories from people who are about to embark on The SportPesa Experience.” The initiative launched in earnest on Saturday August 31 at Chester Racecourse’s well received Ladies Day event. The annual fixture, hugely popular amongst racegoers drew in a crowd of over 18,000 people. Festivities resembled something of a top-class fashion show, with the best dressed attendee set to receive once in a lifetime experience thanks to SportPesa. SportPesa asked Hollyoaks star, Jennifer Metcalfe, and Britain’s first ever female boxing Olympian, Natasha Jonas, to award the most stylish attendees with an unforgettable prize. A VIP trip to the Italian Grand Prix in Monza, just outside Milan, complete with accommodation and transfers, was Saturday’s headline offering and Dina Morgan from Peterborough was the happy recipient of the first-place award. “It’s an absolutely amazing prize and I can’t believe I’ve actually won,” expressed Morgan afterwards. “It was a great day out at Chester and being told that I’m heading to Italy all thanks to SportPesa is the stuff of dreams. I’m so excited about going to the Italian Grand Prix and having this opportunity to attend it because of SportPesa has made me  so happy. I’m certain it’s going to be a brilliant experience and I can’t wait to be there.” Second prize went to Ben Richardson, who will now enjoy a VIP hospitality experience at a Premier League fixture of his choice. As well as the official unveiling of “The SportPesa Experience” at Chester Racecourse, SportPesa will also be offering customers the opportunity to win prizes on a frequent basis. New SportPesa customers will be able to participate on a monthly basis for the opportunity to win a plethora of unrivalled sporting experiences around the world with September’s victor set win a trip to the Mexican Grand Prix in October.last_img read more