Month: August 2020


first_imgBroward College Broward College, one of the largest community colleges in  Florida with three campuses, several educational centers, a student body of over 67,000 and staff of over 2000, has been recognized as a “College of Distinction” by the Aspen Institute based in Washington DC.Every two years the Aspen Institute make award to community colleges it assesses to be the top performing colleges in the nation. The top, coveted award is the Community College Excellence award. This year that award went to Lake Area Technical Institute in South Dakota. Broward College tied for  second place position out of the top ten colleges for the “College of Distinction” award with another Florida college, the Indian River State College in Fort Pierce.The winning college received a cash prize of $600,000, and the  Colleges of Distinction receives a prize of $100,000 each.In 2013, Broward college was included in the top 10 community colleges selected by Aspen Institute.The highlights identified by Aspen in making this distinguish award to Broward College included: Increasing the number of students who complete their degrees and graduate in a shorter time span; for its Pathways educational model which allow more students to pursue courses in keeping with their plans for continued education in four-year colleges, and to assist them in obtaining to eastly access employment on graduation.Broward College has played an increasingly important role in the higher education of Caribbean Americans. Brandon Laidlaw an admission officer for the college said, “The college’s population is extremely diverse, and students originating from the Caribbean make up some 30 percent of the college’s annual population.”Stanford Bucknor, originally of Jamaica, is a veteran graduate of Broward College having attended the Davie Campus of the college from 1974 to 1975. His wife, Lily, and three sons and daughter are also graduates of the College. “We all went on to other colleges after graduating from BC. I can honestly attest that the foundation we got from attending BC made it easier for every member in my family and myself to graduate from the advanced colleges we attended. The academic, financial administration and counseling staff at BC were consistent in their professionalism and assistance during our tenure at the college. The college genuinely deserve this award.”In presenting the “College of Distinction” award to Broward College’s president, J. David Armstrong, former US Congressman George Miller referred to the college as a “Shining example of how community colleges can enroll very diverse populations and prepare them for four-year universities,”Armstrong expressed gratitude to the college’s faculty, counselors, community partners, and student body for the award the college received. He referred to the accomplishment of the students over the years as a testament “to the impressive accomplishments of the students made by applying grit and determination.”last_img read more


first_imgA 19-year-old Boynton Beach man is facing an attempted first-degree murder charge in the stabbing of a woman in her apartment Tuesday night, city police said.The accused, Benito Felipe Crisanto, reportedly left the apartment with about $3,000 in cash that the victim and her boyfriend kept in their bedroom at Gateway Boulevard and Congress Avenue, a police stated.It wasn’t clear from the report, however, whether robbery was the only motive behind the attack. “I have to make a sacrifice,” the victim quoted Crisanto as saying while he was stabbing her, according to the report.Besides attempted first-degree murder, he faces charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and robbery with a deadly weapon, police said.The victim was admitted to the Delray Medical Center, said police, who described her condition as stable.Police say they took Crisanto — known as “Phil” — into custody at a restaurant near the apartment complex on Congress Avenue. When officers asked Tuesday night who had stabbed her, she replied “Phil,” according to the police report.The boyfriend, told officers he and Crisanto had been friends for about two years. He said the victim told him Crisanto, who lived near the apartments and the restaurant, had texted her to say he was coming to say goodbye before he moved to New York, according to the report.The victim’s boyfriend said he was in the living room wearing headphones and playing on his computer when he heard her scream from the bedroom — something like, “Take the money,” the report said. He turned and saw Crisanto with a gun in his hand about two feet away.The boyfriend told police he grabbed the gun and Crisanto fell to the ground while he tried to wrestle the weapon back, according to the report. The boyfriend was able to disarm Crisanto and ran outside, not knowing where his girlfriend was, police said.The woman told police she tried to run out after her boyfriend, but Crisanto grabbed her by the waist, pulled her back and started stabbing her, according to the report.The boyfriend told detectives he had $2,000 to $3,000 hidden in a Prilosec medication box in the top nightstand drawer, according to the report. The money was never found, but there was a blood trail leading from the bedroom entrance to the drawer, police said. There was also a large amount of blood found on and in the drawer and on the medication box, according to police. The report did not specify whose blood it was.After she was stabbed multiple times, the victim told police she grabbed Crisanto and told him he could take the money from the night stand. He walked behind her with a knife as she went to the drawer and handed the money to him, according to the arrest report.last_img read more


first_imgGas prices in Florida have held relatively steady for the past two weeks but now face upward pressure. The national average price per gallon of regular unleaded is $2.25 – 1-cent less than a week ago, 3 cents more than this time last year, according to AAA.Florida gas prices averaged $2.13 on Sunday – a half cent less than last week; 3 cents less than last year.The most expensive gas price averages in Florida are in West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($2.24), Pensacola ($2.23), and Miami ($2.22)The least expensive price averages are in Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater ($2.01), Orlando ($2.04), Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice ($2.07)“Gas prices could inch a little higher this week,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Refineries are running on all cylinders, cutting into excess crude stocks. That helped push oil prices higher last week, which puts increased prices at the pump. The increase on the retail-side may only amount to as much as 5 cents by the end of the week. While this could be the start of a gradual rise in gas prices, drivers are likely to continue saving at the pump compared to what they paid earlier this year.”Oil Prices Reach 11-Day HighsAt the close of Friday’s formal trading session on the NYMEX, oil was up 46 cents per barrel to settle at $46.54. The market has been trending upward slightly after EIA’s weekly report showed that last week, crude oil inventories dropped below 500 million barrels for the first time since late January. Moreover, total inventories of crude are just 4.4 million barrels more than last year, showing that the surplus is draining – albeit rather slowly.OPEC action anticipatedThe market will now turn attention toward OPEC to determine if it will maintain compliance with its agreement to limit oil production through March 2018. OPEC could curtail rising crude production levels from member countries that are exempt from the agreement.In the meantime, drivers are still poised to reap the benefits of the crude glut and continued strong gasoline output rates from refineries.last_img read more


first_imgSuffered “stomach issues” Chen did not give a cause of death but said Lindo had suffered “stomach issues” for some time. He was recently admitted to hospital after feeling ill.Lindo started his career as a schoolboy at Studio One in the early 1970s. Some of the early songs of note he played on were Dennis Brown’s Money in my Pocket, produced by Derrick Harriott and Games People Play, a big hit for Bob Andy at Federal Records. By Howard CampbellEarl ‘Wya’ Lindo, a keyboardist who was a longstanding member of The Wailers band, died at a London hospital on September 4 at age 64.Lennie Chen, who manages The Wailers, confirmed the death in an interview with Caribbean National Weekly. The late Wailer became an in-demand session player with the Now Generation Band that included fellow keyboardist Robbie Lyn and the Chung brothers, Mikey and Geoffrey. Recorded/toured with Bob MarleyLindo recorded and toured with Marley during the 1970s when the singer’s career was in high gear. He played on Burnin’ and Survival, two of Marley’s albums for Island Records. Experiencing working with MarleyIn an interview with American Mike Gorney, Lindo recalled what it was like working with Marley. “That was like original, authentic, kind of ingenious, the days of the genius, clouding up the studio. It was a real sensational thing. It was un-commercial to me. I mean, I flipped over it. I was crazy about it, but I didn’t know that there was any group that was experimenting. Doing experimental music. What do you call it –the hippie revolution”, he said.The lanky musician had a long struggle with drug addiction which curtailed his career.Chen said Lindo last played with The Wailers in March in London when the grouped toured the United Kingdom.last_img read more


first_imgWindies Evin Lewis Opener Evin Lewis, all-rounder Rovman Powell and captain Jason Holder have all managed to move up in the ICC one-day players rankings, despite West Indies’ dismal showing in the recent three-match series.Left-hander Lewis jumped 11 places in the batting rankings to 65th while Powell also rose 11 spots to be 127th.Holder, meanwhile, leapt six places to be on the brink of the top 20 in the bowling rankings at 21st.The trio’s movement comes on the heels of the Caribbean side’s 3-0 whitewash at the hands of New Zealand where they found themselves completely outplayed.However, Lewis was one of two Windies batsmen in the series with half-centuries, scoring 76 in the opening match in Whangarei which the visitors lost by five wickets.The Trinidadian finished the series with 86 runs from two matches – the most by a Windies player.Powell was also among the runs in the first game scoring an attacking 59, a knock which marked his maiden half-century in ODIs.Seamer Holder finished as the joint highest wicket-taker for the Windies with five wickets, alongside left-arm speedster Sheldon Cottrell who also picked up the same number of scalps.Indian stroke-maker Virat Kohli leads an unchanged top 10 in the batting rankings while Pakistani paceman Hasan Ali continues to head the bowling rankings.last_img read more


first_imgManchester United have closed the gap on league leaders and rivals Manchester City to five points despite struggling to a 1-0 win over Brighton at Old Trafford.The only goal of the game came in the second half after Ashley Young’s shot deflected off Brighton defender Lewis Dunk to leave goalkeeper Matthew Ryan with no chance of saving it.Tottenham have faltered again in the title race following their 1-1 draw with managerless West Brom at home. The stalemate represents the latest dent in the title race for Mauricio Pochettino’s side after last Saturday’s North London Derby (NLD) loss to Arsenal.West Brom took a shock lead in the 4th minute before England international striker Harry Kane netted in the second half to prevent his side from suffering a second successive league defeat.Matchday 13 Results (Saturday):Tottenham 1-1 West BromManchester United 1-0 BrightonCrystal Palace 2-1 Stoke CitySwansea City 0-0 BournemouthWatford 0-3 Newcastle UnitedRelatedPremier League Review: City Within One Win Of Title After Everton VictoryApril 1, 2018In “England”Premier League Review: Toothless Chelsea Drop Points Again As Tottenham Close In On Top Four With Emphatic WinJanuary 14, 2018In “England”Premier League Watch: Manchester City Extend Lead As United Drop Points AgainDecember 24, 2017In “England”last_img read more


first_img 140 Industry leaders join SBC Digital Summit speaker line-up April 3, 2020 StumbleUpon Per WiderströmEastern European gambling group Fortuna Entertainment NV has published its unaudited consolidated results for full-year 2017 trading (period ending 31 December), detailing significant growth across its core metrics.Presenting FY2017 results, Fortuna details a year of transformative growth driven by solid investments in its platforms and operations, combined with effective expansion within its core CIS markets.Group wagering increased by 93%, with Fortuna’s consolidated revenues hitting the €2 billion mark.Fortuna governance details strong growth across its digital platforms, supported by the successful integration of its newly acquired assets of Hattrick Sports Group and Fortbet Romania entities.Fortuna’s enlarged enterprise records an 87% uplift to €305 million in group gross win for its 2017 trading.Closing full-year 2017 accounts Fortuna governance declares a group EBITDA of €55 million, combined with corporate net-profits of €15.4 millionUpdating investors, Per Widerström, CEO and Chairman of Fortuna Entertainment Group, commented on 2017 performance:“The strong preliminary financial results for 2017 reflect our growth strategy with investments into operational excellence, new platforms and regional expansion. Thanks to that, we recorded a substantial growth in all reported key indicators.Our Amounts Staked increased by 93.1% yoy to EUR 2 billion, Gross Win amounted to EUR 305.4 million and EBITDA reached EUR 55.0 million a yoy increase of 87.4% and 148.1% respectively. If we adjust for one-off costs related to M&A and Integration, the EBITDA increased 169.0% yoy,” Fortuna completes Playtech IMS upgrade for Polish profile May 7, 2020 SBC Digital Summit: A crash course in adaptability and resilience  April 27, 2020 Share Related Articles Share Submitlast_img read more


first_img Restructured GVC sidelines Oddschecker affiliate services  July 8, 2020 MansionBet adds Bristol City to sponsorship portfolio August 20, 2020 Share Related Articles Share As we approach the business end of the football season, it’s still all to play for in the always exhilarating Sky Bet English Football League.In the second tier, the promise of Premier League football is still in reach for a host of teams, with Millwall, Derby and a handful of others all desperately vying for a spot in the playoffs. Oddschecker detailed to SBC some key data on how punters are predicting the end of the season will play out.Fulham –  7% of betsFulham are among the most popular picks when it comes to escaping the Sky Bet Championship, with 7% of all bets on promotion have been placed on the West London side. They’re 6/5 to go up this year.Aston Villa –  5% of betsAnother team looking for a return to the big time is Steve Bruce’s Villa, who are being steadily backed with 5% of all bets. Bruce’s side previously had the top two in sight, however after a patchy run of form it now appears if they’re to return to the promised land, they’ll have to do it through the turbulent route of the play-offs. Derby – 2% of betsRegularly on the brink of promotion, Derby look to have safely booked a play-off place, however the Rams are 6/1 for promotion.Middlesbrough – 2% of bets Boro are being marginally backed for a return to the big time, with Tony Pulis’ side 6/1 for a return to the Premier League. They’ve attracted 2% of all bets on promotion. One thing’s for sure, if Boro are to gain promotion, they’ll be reliant on the mesmerising wing play of Adama Traore. Bristol City – 2% of betsThings have slowly gone downhill for Bristol City since their magical League Cup run, the 17/1 candidates remain an outside shot for promotion, yet have attracted 2% of all bets on them bringing their goal scoring GIFS to the Premier League. Sheffield Utd – 2% of betsChurning out a draw at home to Cardiff was not the ideal scenario for Chris Wilder’s men, but the Blades are 10/3 for a top six finish. They’re 18/1 to be promoted this season.Millwall – 61% of betsDefinitely the most interesting take-away from the data, Millwall are receiving a tremendous amount of attention when it comes to the race for the Premier League. They’ve received almost two-thirds of all bets at 61% on going up, despite being 30/1 to do so.Preston – 5% of betsDespite losing 1-0 to Derby at the weekend, Preston North End have received 5% of all bets on promotion to the Prem. They’re 40/1 to go up, but 7/1 for a more reasonable looking top six finish.Brentford – 1% of betsCompleting the race for promotion are unlikely candidates Brentford at 66/1, subsequently accumulating just 1% of all bets. The Bees can be considered the least fancied Championship side in contention to go up.Commenting on the race for promotion, Oddschecker spokesperson George Elek said: “Millwall are clearly the punters choice at the back-end of this Championship campaign.“Given that Neil Harris’ team won promotion last term via the play-offs, those looking for value may have noted this as momentum carries that London team towards the richest prize in football.”For others, such as Sunderland, Birmingham and Barnsley – the pitfalls of League One are looking more ominous as the weekends drag on. Chris Coleman’s Sunderland are being backed for successive relegations, with 33% of Championship relegation bets being placed on the Black Cats. Despite improving in form since changing their manager, fellow sleeping giants Birmingham City are also fancied by punters to get relegated with 17% of bets. The race at the top of Sky Bet League one is also attracting the interest of punters, with second favourites, Blackburn getting the most attention when it comes to the league winner market,  attracting 65% of all bets.Wigan account for almost a third of all bets at 29%, despite being given the favourites tag by bookies at 4/6. Underdogs Shrewsbury have attracted a minimal amount of betting attention, attracting around 5% of all bets.Elek stated: “Despite Wigan dropping points and both of their rivals claiming victories, punters still clearly feel that Paul Cook’s side have enough to get over the line ahead of the friendless Shrews.”The football league’s bottom tier is also providing a fiercely contested race for promotion, as both Luton and Accrington are already nailed on for Sky Bet League Two promotion, there are a number of other contenders being backed to make it out of the league. In particular, Coventry have attracted a plethora of punting attention, being backed by 58% of punters over the last week.Elsewhere, Wycombe are in the fold according to punters, with bettors not shying away from their ¼ price for promotion. They’ve attracted 12% of all bets.Evaluating the race to get out of League Two Elek added: “Those who piled into Coventry last week will not have enjoyed their Easter Monday football, with lowly Yeovil sticking six past them at the Ricoh.” Oddschecker: ‘Unusual circumstances’ fail to hinder Royal Ascot traffic July 23, 2020 Submit StumbleUponlast_img read more


first_img Related Articles Share SBC Awards: The key to an effective submission August 28, 2020 MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 Share The business end of the World Cup is well and truly underway, with one slip in the knockout rounds holding the possibility between crucial progression and a disappointing flight home.As everyone’s gaze focuses straight ahead however, Oddschecker have been busy looking back at the last fortnight of football, which saw an exciting group stage of 48 games have 122 goals plundered, coming out at 2.54 goals per game (4.9 per cent down on Brazil’s 2014 entry).An unprecedented nine own goals have also been conceded, with the controversial addition of VAR seeing the awarding of 24 penalties, six of which were missed, with the technology labelled as “costing bookies dearly”.A usual 0.2 penalty incident rate is standing at 0.5 in Russia thus far, with half of games having a penalty on average “what started as a 3/1 shot pre-tournament is now regularly priced nearer 6/4”.South Korea’s shock 2-0 win over defending champions Germany eclipses Switzerland’s 16/1 upset of Spain eight years ago, with Betfair sportsbook available at 20/1 at kick off. Betfair has been praised as having “offered the lowest overrounds (1×2) on average on pre-match match odds markets since the start of the tournament,” with Marathonbet also receiving a special mention, for being “the tightest priced 1×2 sportsbook of all of Oddschecker’s partners” (illustrated on the below graph), continuing its Premier League form.The graph illustrating price vs clicks performance excludes bet365, who enjoyed a clickshare of 28 per cent and tournament-to-date OR of 102.7%.Oddschecker also states operators pricing for the World Cup is more aggressive than the previous season, whilst bookies have also “enjoyed a relatively favourable tournament,” despite there being just one goalless draw, as opposed to five in the last three group stages.Thus far 58 per cent of games have been won by the favourite, and 15 per cent a draw, with the Oddschecker roundup concluded with English hopes: “Bookies will be hoping England progress through the tournament, but are likely to be reluctant to cheer us all the way home. “After all, England have been the second most popular bet on Oddschecker and without doubt represent the biggest liability for bookies up and down the country.” StumbleUpon Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Submitlast_img read more


first_img Share Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 Global Gaming adds sportsbook extension to Ninja property August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Submit Soft2Bet continues new market drive with Irokobet launch August 26, 2020 Related Articles Katarina Abrahamsson –LotteriinspektionenSwedish gambling authority, Lotteriinspektionen has provided a public briefing detailing the internal and external changes the organisation will undertake to service Sweden’s full ‘Gambling Act’ re-regulation in-bound for the start of 2019.Last week, Lotteriinspektionen Legal and Integrity policy advisor Katarina Abrahamsson presented a guidance on regulations, guidelines, transition and accreditation processes that will impact all Swedish gambling stakeholders.Preparing to govern a new Swedish gambling marketplace, for both land-based and digital incumbents, from 1 January 2019, Lotteriinspektionen confirms that it will fully rebrand to Spelinspektionen (translation – ‘The Gambling Inspectorate’).Monitoring a significantly expanded marketplace, Spelinspektionen will report to the Swedish Ministry of Finance, maintaining an independent board appointed by the government who holds full responsibility over the Authority’s operations and standards.The new Spelinspektionen will be led by Director General Camilla Rosenberg, who has enhanced the organisation’s operational capacity to 50 full-time employees, with further resources anticipated.An enlarged Swedish gambling authority will be split into four core departments – management, operations, compliance and monitoring.Spelinspektionen operator accreditation and due-diligence procedures supported by state organisation – SWEDAC, an entity of Sweden’s Foreign Affairs Ministry.Entering a crucial period for the effective re-regulation of Swedish gambling, Abrahamsson underlines ‘general conditions’ which the authority has assumed in order to meet its target January 2019 deadline.Prior to re-regulation, the authority states that it will not hold any private consultations or individual meetings with betting industry stakeholders, nor provide general advice on interpretations of rules and standards.“We will not be providing any form of consultation on the interpretation of rules,” said Abrahamsson. “The authority’s job is to supervise the license holder, and their ability to follow the requirements set by law and regulation.”last_img read more