Month: August 2020

Trinidad a hub for illegal immigrants

first_img TT one of the wealthiest countries in the Caribbean The report said that Trinidad and Tobago was a stomping ground for illegal immigrants because it is one of the wealthiest countries in the Caribbean and its people enjoyed an above-average per capita income for the region.“Its status has made this country an important transit and destination country as well as a major tourist destination,” the report said.The number of immigrants reportedly living in Trinidad illegally would represent more than 10 percent of its entire population of some 1.4 million. However, according to the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, there were only 49,900 international migrants in the country as of 2015. Trinidad and Tobago has been cited as a haven for illegal immigrants.The Global Detention Project, an international group based in Switzerland, says Trinidad and Tobago is a hub for an alarming number of illegal immigrants. Treatment of Africans criticizedThe report stated that Trinidad’s treatment of detainees from Africa has been criticized because the country has at times kept them in immigration detention for very long periods of time, which in some cases has extended beyond three years.“These extended lengths of detention are lawful as the Immigration Act does not provide a maximum length of detention. However, the U.S. Department of State reported that the average length of detention for the Immigration Detention Centre was one week to two months in 2014,” the report said. The Immigration Act criminalizes unauthorized enter or residence for any person who has been already removed or otherwise lawfully sent out of Trinidad and Tobago. Illegal re-entry is punishable by up to six months imprisonment and a fine of 1,500 USD.center_img 100,000 undocumented immigrants living in TTIn its online report, Global Detention Project says there are currently 100,000 undocumented migrants living in the twin-island republic.The report, “Trinidad and Tobago Immigration Detention Profile”, says the rate at which foreigners were migrating to the country, national security could be seriously compromised.last_img read more


August 31, 2020 0

St. Vincent Nationals Onboard Cruise Liner Tests Positive for COVID -19

first_img“A certain number were tested negative on the rapid test and those disembarked. I was advised by the Health Services Committee that they were put into quarantine. But everybody has been tested PCR and those test would have gone done yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon sometime before 4 o’clock to Trinidad,’ Gonsalves told radio listeners. Photo via CMC He said that when he was contacted by a journalist from Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday he asked that she not demonise the cruise line because of “what positive tests there are” as the ship is also expected to repatriate Trinidadians. “They may even come back today, this evening, so you are not going to have any disembarking until probably tomorrow (Thursday) of the general body because that PCR test, which is the gold standard. They will tell us if anybody has to go into government appointed quarantine or into isolation or to go home to be quarantined for the 14 days,” Gonsalves said. He said the article by the Trinidadian journalist was “fair” even though “the headline might frighten people but the body of that story is correct…” Speaking on the state-owned NBC Radio confirmed media reports in Trinidad and Tobago that the nationals from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, who are among 356 being repatriated, had tested positive for virus after taking rapid tests. He said that his government is expecting the results of those tests by Thursday morning. Vision of the Seas has been docked in Kingstown since Tuesday and could remain there until Thursday, as the government administer COVID-19 tests on the 356 Vincentians. Gonsalves noted that the rapid tests looks for the antibodies, which show that someone was at some point exposed to COVID-19 but is not, at the time of the test, able to transmit the viral illness. KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent – Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves Wednesday confirmed that 29 nationals on board the cruise liner, “Vision of the Seas ,” have tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). CMClast_img read more


August 31, 2020 0

Zinedine Zidane Signs New Three Year Contract With Real Madrid

first_imgZinedine Zidane has agreed a new three-year contract with Spanish giants, Real Madrid.45-year-old Zidane took over the reigns at Real Madrid after the departure of Rafa Benitez in January 2016. With this new contract, the Frenchman will reportedly earn around €8 million per year, which is double of his current €4.35m a year deal.Expressing his delight about the new contract, Zidane told a press conference ahead of Real’s Spanish Super Cup game against Barcelona: “My story with Real Madrid is deeper than contracts and signatures,”“I’m happy to be linked with the club. But the contract doesn’t mean anything. You can sign for 10, 20 years. I know where I am and what to do. In one year, maybe I won’t be here. Real Madrid and I are not going to argue, never.” “I am very happy for this confidence. We have worked well and then the goals are always the same – we want to win every game and every possible title.”Zinedine Zidane, who as a Real Madrid player, won a La Liga title, Champions League, European Super Cup, and two Spanish Super Cups, has guided Real to back to back UEFA Champions League title and last season’s La Liga trophy in his less than two years in charge as the manager.“We are always in high spirits but now, at such a good moment, we enjoy it to the fullest. If we continue this way, it is because of the effort, being united and preparing the games.” Zidane added.Real Madrid will hope their fine start to the new season continues on Sunday when they face Barcelona in the Spanish Suoer Cup, following their UEFA Super Cup triumph over Manchester United in midweek. Relatedlast_img read more


August 31, 2020 0

Premier League Latest: Brighton, Stoke Share The Spoils In Four-Goal Thriller

first_imgRelatedLiverpool Strengthen Top Four Bid With Late Burnley WinJanuary 1, 2018In “England”Carabao Cup Review: Stoke City Stun Huddersfield As Southampton Edge Brighton In PL AffairAugust 29, 2018In “England”Premier League Review: United Struggle In Brighton Win As Tottenham Falter In Title Race AgainNovember 25, 2017In “England” Brighton and Hove Albion twice came from a goal down to share the spoils in a four-goal thriller during their Premier League Matchday 12 clash with Stoke City at the Amex Stadium on Monday night.Cameroon international forward Eric Choupo-Moting gave Mark Hughes’ side the lead with 28 minutes gone but the home side fought back through the inpressive Pascal Gross with halftime approaching. Brighton were however not level for long with Stoke City edging ahead for the second time just before the end of the first half.Chris Hughton’s team again showed why they have surprised many people with their present top 10 status by producing a second comeback on the hour mark through Colombian international José Izquierdo. Both sides thereafter had chances to win before they settled for a 2-2 draw.Brighton, now on a five-match unbeaten run, were in 9th spot before the game and they remain in the same position after the Stoke City clash with 16 points while their opponents also stay in 15th spot with 13 points but most importantly Mark Hughes move 4 points clear of the relegation zone.last_img read more


August 31, 2020 0

Betway donates pre-season shirt sponsorship to DT38 Foundation

first_img Share Anthony Werkman, BetwayBetway the ‘Principal Sponsor’ of London Premier League football club West Ham United, will donate its front of shirt sponsorship to The DT38 Foundation during the upcoming pre-season clash with Manchester City  DT38 a charitable partner of West Ham helps raise awareness of men’s health issues, with a particular focus on testicular cancer.The Foundation was launched in 2015 in memory of West Ham Academy starlet Dylan Tombides, who lost his three-year battle with testicular cancer in April 2014, at the age of 20.Helping the charity’s profile, Betway will ensure that the shirts used for the pre-season friendly, which takes place in Iceland on August 4, will then be signed by the players and auctioned off by DT38 after the game to raise valuable funds for the foundation.Karren Brady, Vice-Chairman of West Ham United, thanked Betway’s contribution “It’s fantastic that our exceptional principal sponsors Betway care about all aspects of the Club and its supporters, and we are very grateful to them for choosing to replace their sponsorship with DT38 for the game against Manchester City in Iceland. We really hope it can raise awareness of a wonderful person and a truly worthy cause.“A hugely popular figure among his team-mates, coaches, backroom staff, supporters and opponents alike, Dylan was loved and respected throughout the football communityand is hugely missed by all at West Ham United.“The way he battled his disease was truly inspirational, as is his wonderful family’s courage in the face of such adversity. The valuable work they are doing in Dylan’s name is absolutely incredible and a fitting way to ensure Dylan’s legacy continues to inspire others every day.”Anthony Werkman, Betway’s Director of Marketing and Operations, commented on the initiative: “The DT38 Foundation is a charity close to the hearts of everybody involved with West Ham United and it is a great honour to be able to help such a worthy cause raise not only valuable funds but also awareness.“It’s important to support the incredible work the foundation is doing to raise awareness of such important health issues and we’re absolutely thrilled to donate our front shirt sponsorship for the game against Manchester City.” Real Betis selects Betway as its official shirt sponsor August 10, 2020 ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 Betway and Dafabet grow La Liga sponsorship portfolios August 14, 2020 Related Articles Share Submit StumbleUponlast_img read more


August 30, 2020 0

UEFA’s curtain raiser crowned ‘Super’ match on bettingexpert

first_img The UEFA Super Cup, labelled in some sporting quarters as a ‘glorified friendly’, surprisingly came out as August’s top match on bettingexpert.Held in Macedonia on 8 August, European football’s traditional curtain raiser beat off competition from Arsenal’s Premier League opener against Leicester City at the Emirates and Tottenham Hotspur’s Wembley bow against reigning champions Chelsea.15% of tips on Real Madrid’s 2-1 victory over Manchester United were placed on Unibet, with 11% on Matchbook and 8% on bet365. In fact, only 188BET was able to break the dominance of those three bookmakers across the top five matches on bettingexpert, with a 5% share for Everton’s 1-1 draw against 10-man Manchester City.Unsurprisingly, the English top flight accounted for five of the month’s top 10 matches; the other non-Premier League matches to make the list were Hoffenheim vs Liverpool, Metz vs Monaco, Napoli vs Nice and a 4-0 World Cup qualifying victory for France over Netherlands.Given the resumption of top level football across Europe, football’s status as the top sport on bettingexpert was to be expected (75% of the total percentage), while the only change in the top five list from August’s data roundup saw ice hockey replace MMA in fifth spot. Share Share StumbleUpon Submitlast_img read more


August 30, 2020 0

ARC to implement Wi-Fi following Sky Business partnership

first_imgShare ITV secures three-year British racing broadcast deal August 5, 2020 StumbleUpon ARC continues financial support for greyhound trainers during COVID-19 shutdown April 15, 2020 Submit Share UK racing preparing to move behind closed doors March 16, 2020 Related Articles The Arena Racing Company (ARC) has revealed that its portfolio of racecourses will be fully equipped with Wi-Fi later this year.Powered by Sky, “the UK’s largest public Wi-Fi network,” the solution is set to be in place by the end of summer this year.Martin Cruddace, Chief Executive of ARC, commented: “At what is an exciting time for ARC we are really pleased to be working with Sky Business to bring industry-leading Wi-Fi to all of our racecourses. “This will have a huge impact on the customer experience, as well as supporting the key investments, including Britbet, racing’s own pool betting operation which launches in July.”Demonstrating a “first class Wi-Fi experience,” the new offering is set to be available for all customers, racecourse staff and racing professionals across all areas of ARC’s racecourses.In addition, it was also detailed that separate designated Wi-Fi access is to be available for members of the media, racecourse staff and VIP guests, as well as accessibility for corporate events held on non-race days. David Rey, Managing Director of Sky Business, added: “We are delighted to be working with ARC by delivering our expertise in providing high quality, high density public Wi-Fi across all of their racecourses.  “This tailored and fully managed solution, provides a branded and superfast Wi-Fi service to all those who visit and work in the racecourses.  It also gives valuable customer insight to help target visitors with relevant communications and to inform and enhance the experience of everyone who visits.”last_img read more


August 30, 2020 0

Inspired upgrades SNAITECH Italia Virtual Sports content

first_img StumbleUpon Share Industry virtual sports content supplier Inspired Entertainment has moved to expand its existing relationship with leading Italian bookmaker SNAITECH.Updating the market, Inspired details that it has upgraded the retail and digital virtual sports content of SNAITECH properties.The upgrade sees Inspired’s popular ‘Mike Tyson Boxing’ title released across SNAITECH’s Italian retail estate, in addition to the release of bespoke Inspired’s Rush Sprints 2 product will be added to SNAITECH’s dedicated racing channel.Supporting SNAITECH’s virtuals upgrade, Inspired will launch its ‘QUAD’ sports channel systems, which will enable the scheduling and broadcast of four unique events at any one time within a single screen, allowing a different number of events to start at the same time.‘I’m delighted to announce the launch of this varied portfolio of new and upgraded content with our valued Italian partner, SNAITECH,’ said Steve Rogers, Chief Commercial Officer, Digital Games, Inspired. ‘Mike Tyson Boxing is one of our most innovative and compelling product launches of recent years, and it’s exciting to be bringing it to the Italian market for the first time with SNAITECH.  Inspired remains dedicated to the ongoing development of its Virtual Sports business in Italy, and I have no doubt that these new products and additional channels will add to its continuing success,’ Share TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Italian bookmakers face cruel summer as ADM sanctions shop closures July 27, 2020 CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach  August 27, 2020 Related Articles Submitlast_img read more


August 30, 2020 0

The World Cup’s Finest with SBC Global MD Andrew McCarron

first_img StumbleUpon CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach  August 27, 2020 Submit Related Articles TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Share FDJ’s ParionsSport launches sponsorship programme for French amateur football August 24, 2020 Share In The World Cup’s Finest we ask various individuals to delve into their own personal history of football’s quadrennial showpiece extravaganza, selecting a number of favourites as well as revealing what is their very first World Cup memory.For the final entry in our summer series we have looked internally, with our Managing Director Andrew McCarron the final entrant in The World Cup’s Finest, read on to hear about a star spangled kit, an Argentine maestro and which home nation caught the eye in 1986.First World Cup memory11 June 1986 (England v Poland). While I was aware of the World Cup through marketing efforts (toys of the mascot Pique in Kinder Eggs & sticker albums) the first match I recall was the group stage game between England and Poland – which I think was a must win match for England. It was a big deal because the Welsh caravan park we were staying at pulled down the big screen so everyone could watch. I just have this image of Gary Lineker latching onto a cross, scoring and reeling away with his bandaged wrist up in the air. It was also the first time I encountered the phrase hat-trick.Favourite World Cup:PlayerDiego Maradona (1982, 1986,1990, 1994). I guess I’m talking about the 1986 version of Diego, who powered Argentina to the trophy with such mesmerising dribbling skill. I’ll also never comprehend how he managed to out jump Peter Shilton for the second goal against England, even if he did use his hands. Shilton was seven inches taller.He also provided us with one of the enduring images of the 1994 World Cup when he screamed into the camera after scoring against Greece. It wasn’t a huge shock after that when he got sent home for failing a drugs test.GoalRobin van Persie (Holland v Spain). Just a whole host to choose from here; Platt’s last minute over the shoulder volley in 1990, Zidane’s 2006 final Panneka penalty, Boyd’s OG against Brazil in 1998. But van Persie’s header changed the course of the match and arguably the tournament as Holland beat the holders 5-1.TeamNorthern Ireland, 1986. 1986 was my first sticker album and also the first time I became aware of Northern Ireland – I just assumed they were usually at the World Cup. It helped that they had Man United’s Norman Whiteside playing for them. They unsurprisingly failed to get out of a group containing Spain and Brazil. But that shiny Northern Ireland badge sticker still lingers in my mind.GameItaly v France, 2006. While it ended on penalties, this was a multi-layered match containing all number of plot points. Zidane, in his last game before retirement, showing that he could keep his head in the most tense of situations with a panenka penalty, before showing the exact opposite with his weird attack on Marco Matterazzi. Even the violence had a strange Zidane signature which is instantly recognisable over a decade later. KitUSA, 1994. I am rather partial to Scotland’s 1998 kit but the home nation’s shirt in 1994 was so out there yet so American. It caught the start of the trend when football kits were starting to become both mainstream and a bit more experimental. Eric Wynalda scored a cracking free kick in it in the opening match too.last_img read more


August 30, 2020 0

BGC: GRG APPG approach will only serve the black market

first_img Share ASA monitoring sweep marks gambling as the worst underage advertising offender August 26, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Related Articles The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has issued an immediate response to the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Gambling Related Harm’s (GRH APPG) radical demand for an overhaul of UK gambling laws. Yesterday, the cross-party group published ‘30 evidence-based recommendations’, calling for the government to overhaul Gambling Act laws, as well as a restructuring of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC).Publishing independent research undertaken by Survation, the GRH APPG stated that an overwhelming majority of the UK public supports tighter industry regulation with regards to advertising and enforcing player limits (deposit/wagering). The GRH APPG further underscored that radical changes needed to be enforced, as the general public no longer held trust in the UK gambling sector. Responding to the GRH APPG, the BGC said that UK gambling has meaningfully progressed on its social responsibility mandate and customer care demands, with impactful changes undertaken over the course of the year. It said: “Since the BGC was formed as the standards body last year, we have driven a number of significant changes across the industry – from advertising restrictions, encouraging deposit limits, monitoring play and spend so we can intervene to prevent customers getting into difficulties, closing online accounts, introducing strict new ID and age verifications, implementing the ban on credit cards and massively increasing funding for research, education and treatment.”The BGC also highlighted its collaborative approach of working with the government and wider social stakeholders to safeguard and improve industry standards.“We are committed to making even more changes and to driving up safer gambling standards further, and we look forward to working with the Government on their forthcoming Review,” continued the BGC response.Representing UK gambling, the BGC acknowledged that there will always be “prohibitionists who are not interested in the fact the regulated industry supports over 100,000 jobs and pays over £3 billion in tax”. Echoing new industry concerns, the BGC stated that MPs must avoid measures that will drive a highly regulated marketplace towards “unregulated, offshore, black market, illegal operators that don’t conform to any standards or safeguards to protect problem gamblers and the most vulnerable”. UK gambling adopts toughest online advertising code to protect underage audiences August 27, 2020 UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Submitlast_img read more


August 30, 2020 0