Three batsmen thrilled fans with a century each as the semi-finals of the South Florida Cricket Alliance, (SFCA), concluded last weekend.At MAQ ground, Lauderhill Jammers faced Port St. Lucie and decided to bat after winning the toss. However, they were soon reeling at 28 for 3 with wickets falling at 0, 21 and 28. It was then that Dean Morgan and Galvin Wallace came together, putting on a 270-run partnership.By the time the fourth wicket had fallen, Dean Morgan had added well-played 131 runs, which included 6 sixes and 4 fours. Wallace then found a useful partner in Elvis Watson and the pair added another 63 runs before Galvin Wallace departed with a top score of 178 runs off 82 balls. His innings contained16 sixes and 6 fours.Jammers went on to score 378 in their allotted 40 overs. The best bowlers for Port St. Lucie were Aaron Baldeau and Ricardo Mills who bagged 2 for 50 and 2 for 72, respectively. In reply, Port St. Lucie could only muster 118 for 7 in their allotted 40 overs with Neil Greene adding 56 including 3 sixes and 2 fours and Elton Tucker Jr. 12. They were the only batsmen who got into double figures. Omari Williams grabbed 3 for 33 from 8 overs which included 2 maidens, to give the Lauderhill Jammers a massive 260 run victory. St. Bess Vs TropicsSt. Bess faced Tropics at Miramar Regional Park north and batted first after skipper St. Christopher Brown won the toss and elected to bat. St. Bess reached 269 for 8 in their allotted 40 overs with Brian Trooper Gayle top scoring with 126 runs, which included 9 sixes and 5 fours from 85 balls. Shane Ford chipped in with 55 while Masood Mohammed added 24 and Clevon Sailsman, 18. Bowling for Tropics, Oswin Howard bagged 4 for 47 from 8 overs. In reply, Tropics were bowled out for 100 runs with Oswin Howard scoring 22 and St. Christopher Brown, 19. Bowling for St Bess, Sherwlyn Powell grabbed 4 for 16 from 6.2 overs and Chrishna Graham, 3 for 19 to hand St. Bess a 169 run victory.
She is a beaming mother of two daughters. “My life is enriched with two awesome,talented and beautiful daughters who have blessed me with three grandchildren, thelights of my life,” Minto shares. A founding, past member of CNW’s team, June Minto, will be officially inducted as the third president of the Jamaican Women of Florida (JWOF) at the organization’s Women’s Empowerment Conference and Scholarship Luncheon this Saturday, March 23. Minto, a Jamaican who has called Florida home for the past 37 years, is also a founding member of JWOF, and has served as its vice president for the past two years. She is also an incredibly busy and successful business woman, and is a managing partner of Jamaque Incorporated, which produces Paradis Magazine. Minto is also a managing partner of the lauded Jamaican Jerk Festival, USA, Incorporated, which producers the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival. Minto’s husband of 24 years, passed away 15 years ago. To other single mothers and widows, Minto extends words of wisdom, saying, “What might seem like a lonely task doesn’t have to be with spiritual guidance and positive support systems from women in organizations like the Jamaican Women of Florida.”Always eager to uplift others, she wants other Jamaican women new to Florida to seek a thriving and empowered life, encouraging them to join JWOF for the much-needed fellowship, sisterhood, friendships, and support in establishing a new home. “Be present and involved in the political decisions that govern your local and national communities,” she says. She also advises women to always commit to opportunities to serve the community. As the president-elect of JWOF, Minto says that as president, her mission as president will be to keep the organization on its track of growth, expansion and high social impact. JWOF’s main projects include the provision of scholarships to young women, and providing support to Melody House, a home for abandoned and abused girls in Montego Bay, Jamaica. One of the organization’s greatest accomplishments, Minto says, has been its ability to establish an authentic culture of sisterhood, through fellowship and friendship. “JWOF provides an opportunity for women in Florida to impact lives, provide charitable services, and support the local community as members. We seek opportunities to help women in need,” Minto told CNW.She explains that members’ dues and contributions to fundraising efforts help to buy uniforms, pay school fees, and provide books and computers for young women and girls in need in Jamaica. Each year, the group also takes a trip to Jamaica, bringing items to distribute to girls. Minto believes that the support JWOF’s work creates a cycle of positivity. “Helping girls who are attending universities to graduate, helps Jamaica,” she says. At this year’s Women’s Empowerment Conference and Scholarship Luncheon, which is held in March to commemorate Women’s History Month and celebrate Jamaican women, JWOF will introduce a student beneficiary of the organization’s program. “We want to recognize academic excellence and community involvement in our scholarship recipients who have benefitted from transformational mentoring experiences,” Minto explains. The event panel will consist of Jamaican women making an impact, globally, in order to inspire attendees to reach for greatness within their personal and professional lives. The event also prides itself on facilitating unparalleled networking opportunities for active and aspiring women leaders who are working to change the social landscape in Jamaica, and their counterparts in Florida. Under the themes of transformation and mentorship, panelists for this year’s conference will include special guest speaker, Appleton Estate Master Blender and Creator of Fine Rums and Spirits, Joy Spence; as well as nutrition and exercise guru, Kamila McDonald; LASCO Chin Foundation, CEO, Professor Rosalea Hamilton; performing artist, writer and producer, Debra Erhardt; and merchandise executive, Sasha Dunn Belizare. Outside of this annual event, Minto explains, JWOF is heavily involved in many community-based projects throughout the year. “We join the Kiwanis of Sawgrass at their Christmas in July event to distribute school supplies and toiletries to the homeless. We partner with Goldson Spine for their August Back to School event that provides school supplies in the Lauderhill area. We partner with Food for the Poor, which has allowed us to increase support to Melody House. We provide toys at Christmas with the For Jamaica Foundation. We partner with local churches – Holy Family, Holy Sacrament, Christway Baptist, and Parkway Baptist – to offer food at Thanksgiving and toys at Christmas. We also partner with Chef Irie to provide the turkeys for the meals they prepare. We are developing a relationship with the LASCO Chin Foundation to assist with growing their entrepreneurial program to positively reduce the impact of poverty in Jamaica.”Beyond her enormous dedication to JWOF, Minto gives her time to a number of other causes and organizations, both in Florida and Jamaica. She has been or is currently personally involved in the National Children’s Home in Jamaica, the Bustamante Children’s Hospital, the Embrace Music Foundation, the Partners for Youth Foundation, and the Miss Jamaica Florida Pageant.
AKWA UNITED 3-0 NIGER TORNADOESDespite missing four key players-Alhassan Ibrahim, Emmanuel Ariwachukwu, Afeez Aremu and Ifeanyi Ifeanyi- who are on national duty with the CHAN Eagles, Akwa United thrashed visiting Niger Tornadoes 3-0 to keep their slim title hopes alive.Cyril Olisema, Gabriel Okechukwu and Edem Akakatang were all on target as the ‘Promise Keepers’ dominated proceedings before an impressive crowd at the Godswill AKpabio International stadium in Uyo.With the win, the 2015 Federation Cup (now Aiteo Cup) winners are now within 2 points of second-placed MFM. GOMBE UNITED 1-0 KANO PILLARSGombe United boosted their slim chance of escaping the drop this season after a hard-fought 1-0 win against 4-time champions, Kano Pillars at the Pantami stadium.Ibrahim Abdullahi fired in a superb freekick five minutes after the break to hand Manu Barba’s wards all three points.Despite the win, Gombe are still in the drop zone with 40points, four points from safety. ENYIMBA 3-0 ABS FCIn nearby Calabar, 7-time champions Enyimba recorded an impressive 3-0 whitewash of relegation threatened ABS FC at the UJ Esuene stadium.Fisrt half goals from Stanley Dimgba and Eric Frimpong plus a Mustapha Ibrahim’s second half strike ensured the ‘Peoples Elephants’ grabbed all three points to keep their continental hopes alive.Enyimba remain 4th on the log with same number of points (54) as third-placed Akwa United; who have a better goals difference.Enyimba and ABS are billed to meet again in a couple of days in Ilorin, this time, in the first round of the Aiteo Cup. ABIA WARRIORS 2-0 SHOOTING STARSNdifreke Effiong starred as Abia Warriors dismantled Shooting Stars 2-0 in Umuahia to further steer clear of the relegation zone.The former Under-23 star gave his side an early lead on 12 minutes, before providing the cross which Alaba Osawea of Shooting Stars turned into his own net.Abdullahi Biffo’s men have now scored 6 goals in their last two matches, following a 4-2 away win against Lobi Stars a week earlier.The Umuahia Warriors’ are now 10th on the table with 47 points from 34 matches while the ‘Oluyole Warriors’ drop down to the relegation zone on 17th spot. EL KANEMI WARRIORS 2 -0 FC IFEANYIUBAHEl Kanemi Warriors made it 16 wins out of 17 home matches this season after whipping FC IfeaniyiUbah 2-0 in a re-arranged match in Maiduguri on Monday morning.Estranged Super Eagles defender Chibuzor Okonkwo got the opener against his former club from an indirect free kick just after the half hour mark before Bello Kofarmata sealed the win , converting from the penalty spot with 15 minutes left to play.The match which was originally billed for Sunday was moved because of a flight hitch that prevented the ‘Anambra Warriors’ from arriving Maiduguri as at when due.El Kanemi are now up to 5th on the log with 52 points, 2 points away from third-placed Akwa United. PLATEAU UNITED 1-0 MFM FCIn the marquee game of the weekend, Plateau United piped fellow title-chasers MFM FC 1-0 to brighten their chances of claiming a first Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) crown.Ibeh Johnson struck the only goal of the encounter after just three minutes and ultimately moved the ‘Peace Boys’ 6 points clear of the ‘Olukoya Boys’. MFM remain second on the NPFL standings despite the defeat.MFM were without the duo of NPFL hotshot Stephen Odey and Sikiru Olatunbosun while Plateau United also missed first goalkeeper Dele Ajiboye, as the trio were on national assignment with the CHAN Eagles in Cotonou.With just 4 Match Days left in the current campaign, Kennedy Boboye’s men are now firm favourites to clinch their first-ever league title. REMO STARS 1-3 RIVERS UNITEDPerhaps, the result of the Match Day occurred in Sagamu where Rivers United won away from home for the first time this season, beating hosts Remo Stars 3-1.Bernard Ovoke, Emeka Ogbugh and Esosa Igbinoba were all on target for the ‘Pride of Rivers’ before Remo’s consolation from Salefu Ochowechi.The defeat means the ‘Sky Blue Stars’ have been mathematically relegated to the second-tier Nigeria National League after just one season in the top flight.Rivers United on their part, moved out of the dreaded drop zone with the win. NASARAWA UNITED 1-0 LOBI STARSTechnical Adviser of Nasarawa United Kabiru Dogo had previously stated that his target is to guide the ‘Solid Miners’ to a continental spot on the NPFL table this season but that dream was almost going up in smokes before Jafar Buhari struck deep into added time to hand the Lafia-based side a 1-0 win against Lobi Stars.With the win, Nasarawa United moved up to 6th on the standings with 50 points, 4 points outside the final continental spot.Lobi Stars, meanwhile, dropped to 11th on the table as a result of the loss. RANGERS 1-0 SUNSHINE STARSRangers continued their impressive run under new coach Sylvanus Okpala, beating hard-fighting Sunshine Stars 1-0 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe stadium in Enugu.Chibuzor Madu converted from the penalty spot in the 27th minute to hand the champions their second win in three matches since Okpala took over the reins.The ‘Flying Antelopes’ are now three points above the relegation zone in 13th place on the log. Plateau United inch closer to maiden NPFL title as Rivers United secure first away win to ease relegation worries KATSINA UNITED 2-0 WIKKI TOURISTSChinedu Udechukwu and Destiny Ashadi both scored as Katsina United secured a 2-0 win against visiting Wikki Tourists to move up to 12th on the standings.Wikki slipped to their 16th loss of the season and are now placed 16th on the log, just one point above the danger zone. FULL RESULTS OF MATCH DAY 34Plateau United 1-0 MFM FCRangers 1-0 Sunshine StarsGombe United 1-0 Kano PillarsAbia Warriors 2-0 Shooting StarsEnyimba 3-0 ABS FCAkwa United 3-0 Niger TornadoesKatsina United 2-0 Wikki TouristsRemo Stars 1-3 Rivers UnitedNasarawa United 1-0 Lobi StarsEl kanemi Warriors 2-0 FC IfeanyiUbah RelatedPlateau United Clinch First-Ever NPFL TitleSeptember 9, 2017In “NPFl”AUDIO: We Will Fight Till The End-Plateau United boss, BoboyeAugust 28, 2017In “Nigeria”AUDIO: MFM Coach Banks On Divine Intervention To Win NPFL TitleSeptember 6, 2017In “Features”
Related Articles StumbleUpon Submit Share WhichBingo survey highlights bingo’s shift towards customer safety March 26, 2020 Befred online bingo advertisement not upheld by ASA April 17, 2019 Online casino review portal Latest Casino Bonuses (LCB) has informed that it has moved to strengthen its online bingo inventory by acquiring affiliate website TwoLittleFleas (twolittlefleas.co.uk) for a total consideration of $835,000.Updating the market, LCB founder Joshua Chan and Co-CEO Nikola Zugic stated that TwoLittleFleas online bingo review portal would be added to the growing LCB network, which focuses on informative and honest content for online gambling consumers.Founded by Oded Keinan, TwoLittleFleas is one of the most respected and comprehensive online bingo review portals. Featuring information on all online bingo operators, TwoLittleFleas has grown its player community and traffic through bingo reviews, tips and insights.“Two little fleas has been a fascinating journey. From the get go the mission has always been about clean SEO that yields sustainable and scalable growth by producing interesting and relevant articles which in turn resulted in an outreach buzz.“We have over recent years moved from affiliate to operator and decided we should concentrate our efforts at creating Mr Q; the first fully responsive HTML5 bingo platform. We look forward to working with Josh and his team for a seamless migration and are confident that the TLF customers will continue to enjoy first rate promotions under the LCB umbrella.” Keinan stated Share 188Bet shuts down online bingo product March 20, 2017
Leading iGaming affiliate Raketech has announced the launch of a new brand identity, logo and website that will see the company place a firmer emphasis on being a responsible supplier.The rebrand delivers a fresh look for a company that has evolved from tech startup into award-winning affiliate since its formation in 2010.Raketech CEO Michael Holmberg said: “The Raketech 2.0 brand launch comes at the perfect time in our company life cycle and will better align our brand to represent our mission and vision.“Over the past year, we have grown our workforce to over 100 employees, strengthened our business with acquisitions, entered into exciting new verticals and won industry awards along the way. “Raketech’s new brand identity reflects where we are today and will continue to guide us into the future.”Creative Director Jani Peteri added: “The new brand offers a fresh visual identity and conveys our purpose of guiding our customers to the best online services available. “Named the ‘Guider’, the logo incorporates the key elements that express everything Raketech stands for; combining a magnifying glass to represent our expertise in delivering relevant information and a target to symbolise how we analyse data to hit our goals.”Raketech also appointed Scott Collins, former PR Manager at Poker Stars, as Corporate Responsibility Manager earlier in the year.Holmberg added: “We appointed Scott to lead our corporate reputation and responsibility function, and he will act as an ombudsman to make sure we are fully compliant and raise the bar as a responsible business”. StumbleUpon Related Articles ‘Volatile’ Swedish regulations see Raketech grow global focus August 19, 2020 Share Alberto Alfieri: Leading the way for Gamingtec’s B2C growth August 25, 2020 Share Submit Sweden: Soft2Bet CEO Chaikin on prospering in igaming’s brave new world August 18, 2020
Bettingexpert crowns TheTrollmanSha World Tipster Champion July 2, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Better Collective Spotlight: How Betarades.gr is driving engagement through YouTube July 30, 2020 Better Collective cautious on quick recovery as COVID drags growth momentum August 25, 2020 Submit Michal Kopec – Better CollectiveIndustry publisher Better Collective has moved to strengthen its position within the lucrative Nordic betting market confirming that it has acquired the assets of Finnish affiliate, Premium Administration OU (PAOU).Updating the market, Better Collective details that it has secured a ‘seven-figure’ deal to expand its coverage within Finland, which currently services its smallest presence for Nordic market activities.Better Collective’s industry network portfolio will be expanded with several PAOU websites including high coverage casino review portal and kasinosankarit.com and sports domain vastaveto.com.Confirming Better Collective’s Finnish expansion Michal Kopec, Head of M&A stated; “We would like to thank the sellers for a transparent and fair process, we are very excited about carrying forward the magnificent job they have been doing.“This is a perfect opportunity for us to continue growing across Europe, and the Finnish market has long been on our radar.”Copenhagen-based Better Collective will now move to optimise PAOU’s affiliate inventory, adding new user engagement tools and further combining its operational dynamics for the Finnish assets.Jesper SogaardBacking Better Collective’s latest expansion Jesper Søgaard, CEO & Co-Founder declared: “After eight successful acquisitions in 2017, Premium Administration OU marks our first acquisition of 2018. This is a prime example of how we are using our long-term M&A strategy to help us to further strengthen our position on the top of the iGaming European affiliate market.“Thanks to Premium OU’s presence in Finland, Better Collective is able to further establish and grow our strength in the Nordic region.”Mikk Maal, Partner at Premium Administration OU backs Søgaard comments: “We are so proud with what we’ve created in the past, but at same time we are also excited to see what could happen in our upcoming years with Better Collective.“With their resources and know-how, the future looks brighter than what we could have hoped for. We are sure that our loyal readers will see the Better Collective benefits very soon
Related Articles StumbleUpon Submit Share Dan Towse: Marathonbet – Trust fading as brands turn to influencers November 21, 2019 Bethard exits UK online gambling scene June 17, 2020 SBTech confident of resuming full client operations following cyberattack March 31, 2020 Share Manchester United star striker Zlatan Ibrahimović could face disciplinary action from the FA, relating to his involvement with Malta-based operator BetHard Group.This March, the online gambling group released a corporate statement detailing that it had secured Ibrahimović as the official Brand Ambassador of its flagship BetHard sportsbook.At present, BetHard primarily targets the Nordic betting markets, operating under a Malta MGA licence. However, a number of affiliate websites have reported that BetHard Group will likely launch a UK property within the coming months.Ibrahimović (36), who is widely considered Sweden’s greatest ever football player, has agreed to help launch and raise BetHard’s product and profile within target markets. Current FA rules prohibit active players and syndicated club personnel (coaches, managers, employees, etc) from promoting, consulting or being associated with betting enterprises.“An individual participant, when acting in a personal capacity, shall not be permitted to advertise or promote any betting activity that the participant is prohibited from engaging in by rule E8(1) or E8(2).”UK new sources report that if Ibrahimović is found to be in breach of the FA’s player conduct policy, the Manchester United striker could face serious sanctions including a potential ban.At present, neither Ibrahimović representatives or BetHard Group have commented on the FA’s investigation.
PlayOJO launches £10m ‘Thumbs Up OJO’ UK campaign May 21, 2019 StumbleUpon Share Submit SkillOnNet powers Royalbet’s Europe launch December 17, 2019 Rightlander appoints Brand Architects to deliver first Marcom strategy July 26, 2019 Related Articles Share Online casino operator PlayOJO has launched one of the industry’s most unique viral marketing campaigns, recruiting former Apprentice and Big Brother contestant Luisa Zissman as new spokesperson.Breaking industry norms, PlayOJO will not utilise Zissman to promote its online casino promotions, instead, the TV personality is set to present ‘the real facts about Brexit’.“In a series of short videos published on the PlayOJO blog and Facebook page and shared by Zissman to her Instagram and Twitter followers, the former Celebrity Big Brother contestant helps to make sense of all the confusion surrounding Brexit” – PlayOJO details on its marketing update.Launched in 2017, by ex BGO Entertainment Chief Executive Ohad Narkis, PlayOJO seeks to become the industry’s leading fair-play and transparent online casino destination.Furthermore, the online casino has maintained a fresh approach to its brand marketing, emphasizing its ‘for the players’ stance’ communicating to its target audience as adult consumers.Its Brexit-focused campaign consists of 1 main video and 3 short-format video clips covering topics such as E-mobile phone roaming charges, food imports and how the value of the pound could further fluctuate dependent on the terms of the UK’s European Union withdrawal.Launching the viral campaign PlayOJO marketing details: “PlayOJO has built a reputation for being the fair casino and what better way to strengthen our brand positioning than by helping dispel some of the myths and misunderstandings surrounding Brexit.“Luisa is a popular and well-liked celebrity following her appearance on The Apprentice and Celebrity Big Brother and has the status and social media following required to ensure this campaign goes viral and reaches our target audience.“While the campaign is meant to be a bit of fun and is very much tongue in cheek, we hope it will also prove useful to those who are still unsure about the impact Brexit might have on their day to day lives.”
Kansspelautoriteit enters into MoU with Malta Gaming Authority August 28, 2020 Share StumbleUpon SBC Awards: The key to an effective submission August 28, 2020 Related Articles Submit Share John Williamson to oversee UK Tote Group’s international growth August 28, 2020 Online bookmaker Betway continues to expand its profile and brand presence within esports, announcing that it has extended its sponsorship of the BLAST Pro Series for a further year.The deal, which includes an option to renew for another year, will grant Betway extensive backstage access, VIP hospitality and a host of branding both online and in stadiums.The 2019 BLAST Pro Series kicks off with three events in Sao Paolo, Miami and Madrid, with more expected to be announced in the coming weeks. The first event, The BLAST Pro Series: São Paulo takes place from the 22-23 March, with six of the world’s best CS:GO teams battling it out for a total prize pool of $250,000 (£190,000)This latest announcement continues a highly successful 2019 for Betway, having signed two separate deals in esports sponsorship including Berlin International Gaming (BIG) and ESL.Paul Adkins, Marketing and Operations Director at Betway, said, “BLAST Pro Series is one of the most exciting tournaments on the calendar; you only have to look at the reaction of the fans – both in stadium and online – to last year’s edition to confirm this. With events in the series being held all across the world, we can’t wait to reach even more fans than ever before.”Leo Matlock, Head of Commercial Solutions at BLAST Pro, said, “Betway has been present in the esports community a long time and we are very excited to be collaborating with them. Betway prides themselves with sponsoring premium content so naturally we are thrilled that they want their brand associated with BLAST Pro Series, which is already an established and proven concept. It’s a grand validation for our product and we are looking forward to the partnership.”
Related Articles UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service August 20, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Carolyn Harris: Banning gambling sponsorships ‘one of the most obvious things to do’ July 14, 2020 Submit Share Leon House delivers 24-hour support with AnonyMind launch July 6, 2020 The Gambling Related Harm All Party Parliamentary Group (GRH APPG) has outlined its 2020 strategy, as it continues to campaign for a reduction in gambling related harm.Carolyn Harris MP was re-elected as Chair of the Group. The Rt Hon Sir Iain Duncan Smith MP, Ronnie Cowan MP, Lord Foster and Sammy Wilson MP were also elected as Vice-Chairs of the Group, reiterating the cross-party support for the group.Carolyn Harris MP said: “I am delighted to have been re-elected Chair of the GRH APPG. Gambling related harm is an issue that is very close to my heart and one I am extremely passionate about.“The APPG is not anti-gambling, we support a safe and sustainable industry. Our primary concern is to continue to champion the cause for better regulation and we are determined that all parts of the industry should operate openly, fairly and in a way that does not prey on vulnerable people.”The APPG also confirmed that it would be publishing its final report in the coming months, which follows on from an interim document released in November. The group has already called for industry-wide changes including a £2 online slot stake limit and an overhaul of the Gambling Commission.The Group agreed that it would now be campaigning to ensure that the remaining recommendations set out in its report were also actively taken forward including restrictions on the staking levels online, on gambling advertising and the statutory ‘smart’ levy to fund research, education and treatment.In its strategy, the APPG plans to speak with both the Gambling Commission and Gambling Minister Helen Whatley, requesting that they both contribute to the APPG’s final report.This year, the group will also be undertaking evidence sessions to provide recommendations to the Gambling Review which is due to be undertaken by the Government ahead of the new Gambling Act.Evidence sessions will look at all aspects of harm in the industry including at areas such as the age level for purchasing scratch-cards, the normalisation of gambling, gambling advertising and the ‘gamblification’ of sport.