Diaspora has contributed US$186,000 to Jamaica’s education sector

first_imgThe Jamaican Diaspora has contributed US$186,000 to the education sector for the period April 2016 to March 2017. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Kamina Johnson Smith, made the revelation while speaking at a Jamaica Diaspora Day breakfast event held at the Jamaica National Financial Centre on Belmont Road in Kingston on Sunday. The event was held to commission a study on the economic value of the Diaspora, undertaken by the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI) and the Jamaica Diaspora Institute (JDI). It was also part of activities to observe Diaspora Day celebrated locally and abroad on June 16.Haiti has been hit by more tragedy. Although the impact was nowhere near the scale of the destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew last year, torrential rains left a trail of death and damage in the country. One person is reported dead and scores have been injured, including five in critical condition. The heavy downpours hammered Archaie, located north of the capital Port-au-Prince, triggering landslides. Several houses were destroyed. Officials reported that at least five residents were buried in a landslide, and rescue efforts are continuing in communities hard hit by the disaster.The 21st American Black Film Festival (ABFF) is set to close its expansive schedule with a community event in partnership with the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau (GMCVB), in tandem with Miami Film Month. The annual Community Day celebration took place on Sunday June 18 at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex The day included a film screenings and a panel discussion  The ABFF Community Day provides the community of Miami the opportunity to view some of the best films that showcased at the festival. This year, the two feature films being highlighted are Step, courtesy of Fox Searchlight and Downsized, courtesy of TV One.And in Sports Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson will return to the track at the Meeting de Paris returns to the Charléty Stadium on July 1, the French leg of the IAAF Diamond League will boast one of its best line-ups in recent years. Thompson, the Olympic 100m and 200m champion, will be competing in the shorter sprint event at the Charléty Stadium. The Jamaican, who sped to a world-leading 10.78 in Shanghai last month, will face Ivorian duo Murielle Ahouré and Marie-Josée Ta Lou. Jamaica’s world leading hurdler, Omar McLeod will also compete in the high hurdles.Here’s What’s Trending.The high-profile case accusing Bill Cosby of aggravated indecent assault ended in a mistrial Saturday after a Pennsylvania jury was unable to come to a unanimous decision. The outcome leaves one of America’s most recognized entertainers as well as his accusers without vindication, but prosecutors immediately announced they will retry the case. About an hour into the sixth day of deliberations, Judge Steven O’Neill declared that the jury of seven men and five women were hopelessly deadlocked in a legal battle closely watched by the public as well as dozens of women who have accused Cosby of similar misconduct in the past.For Tomorrow’s weather forecastIt will be partly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms in Broward, Miami, and Palm Beach Counties with a high of 88 and a low of 77 degrees. Today’s news was brought to you by the Florida Department of Health in Broward County, who encourages you to Protect Your Baby, Vaccinate On Time, Every Time.  They remind you that Immunizations are SAFE, PROVEN PROTECTION. For more on these and other stories visit us at caribbeannationalweekly.com Make sure to pick your copy of Caribbean News weekly at your nearest Caribbean American outlet.last_img read more

PIOJ to develop migration base for Jamaica

first_imgThe Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) will be developing a national statistical migration database this fiscal year as it continues work on the formulation of a National Policy and Plan of Action on International Migration and Development.The project aims to build the capacity of ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) to implement the national plan of action. It also seeks public ownership and participation in the implementation of the action plan.Funds allotted to build data baseAn allotment of J$31.1 million has been set aside in the 2018/19 Estimates of Expenditure to facilitate the development of the database along with other project activities.These include conducting peer-to-peer learning sessions with participating countries as well as facilitating the integration and coordination with local governance structures and planning mechanisms at parish, community and municipal levels.Up to December last year under the project, a policy on international migration and development (Green Paper) was developed, a multi-agency stakeholder governance structure (National Working Group on International Migration and Development) was developed to oversee policy formulation and implementation, and the country’s migration profile was developed and published.National Diaspora PolicyIn addition, a National Diaspora Policy was drafted, capacity development training workshops were held for migration stakeholders, technical support was provided for the Diaspora Mapping Project, training was conducted in International Migration Law, a Policy Implementation Plan for 2017-2022 was developed, and a Plan of Action was developed for admission for forced returnees.The project, which was originally slated for January 2011 to June 2012, is now scheduled to end in March 2022 after several extensions.It is being funded by the Government of Jamaica with support from the United Nations Development ProgramT (UNDP) and International Organization for Migration (IOM).last_img read more

Criminals in Jamaica clone Police Commissioner’s credit card

first_imgA 44-year-old Jamaican businessman, who used the credit card belonging to the country’s Police Commissioner, Anthony Anderson, to pay for his son’s school fees, is due to re-appear in court on May 1.A local radio station reported that Earl Hobins had his bail extended when he appeared before the St Andrew Parish CourtHe had been charged by the Fraud Squad after J$83,000 procured through the illicit use of Anderson’s credit card, was used to pay his son’s school fee at a prominent high school.Police said that members of a criminal network had cloned the credit card of the top cop and had stolen more than JS$1 million  from his account over a one week period.The investigations began last month, and the police are working on a theory that two people, including a woman created two cloned cards which have been used to purchase appliances, vehicle parts and personal items.last_img read more

Tajay Gayle Scores Jamaica’s First Gold in Long Jump at World…

first_imgDOHA, Qatar- On the first day of the 2019 IAAF World Championships, Jamaican Tajay Gayle made history when became the first-ever Jamaican to score a gold medal in the long jump event at the World Championships.The 23-year-old set a new personal best with a jump of 8.69 metres. It is also a new national record, erasing the 8.62 metres which was held by James Beckford.Gayle, who entered the championship with a personal best of 8.24 metres, struggled during the qualifying round and made the final with the 12th best jump of 7.89 metres.However, the MVP Track Club athlete took the lead in the final with his first jump of 8.46 metres before setting the lifetime best on his fourth attempt.He now joins Beckford, who won a silver medal at the 2003 World Championships in Paris, as the only Jamaicans to win a medal in the long jump at the world championships.Jeff Henderson of the United States won the silver medal in the event with a mark of 8.39 metres while third went to the resounding favorite Juan Miguel Echvarria from Cuba with a leap of 8.34 metres.Gayle’s Coach, Stephen Francis says that he is confident that Gayle will eventually go on to break the long jump world record of 8.95m which American Mike Powell set in 1991.last_img read more

Aubameyang Confirms He Wants AC Milan Move

first_imgRelatedDortmund CEO Watzke Slams Milan Over Aubameyang PursuitJuly 20, 2017In “Europe”We Want To Sign A Top Striker – Milan CEO FassoneJuly 16, 2017In “Europe”Quality Striker Search: Milan Meet ‘Super Agent’ MendesJuly 26, 2017In “Europe” Borussia Dortmund striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has declared his desire to move back to former club, AC Milan.28-year-old Aubameyang, who scored 40 goals in all competitions for Dortmund last season, have been reportedly linked with moves to PSG, Chelsea, and AC Milan all summer.When asked about a possible return to AC Milan during a livestream session on his Instagram page, the Gabonese international said: “I want to go back, but they are sleeping. What do I have to do?”AC Milan have been very active in the transfer market this summer since the Chinese Consortium takeover, signing eight players that include, Leonardo Bonucci, Andre Silva, Andrea Conti, Lucas Biglia, and Hakan Çalhanoğlu.AC Milan will kick off their 2017/2018 campaign on August 21, with a visit to Crotone in the Seria A, and are also in contention for Europa League football via the playoffs.last_img read more

AUDIO: Delta Queens Coach Praises NWFL Board, Sets Sights On NWPL Title

first_imgAudio Playerhttps://www.busybuddiesng.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Clifford-Aug-22.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Delta Queens coach Clifford Chukwuma has hailed the Nigeria Women Football League board led by Aisha Falode, saying that the Nigeria Women Premier League (NWPL) has improved a lot this season.The regular season – unlike in the past – ran smoothly without any walk over and the media interest in the league also increased to a large extent.And only last week Wednesday (16 August), the first ever NWPL Super Four Championships draw was conducted in a ceremony that was attended by the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Melvin Pinnick.“I must tell you it’s been encouraging. There’s a lot of improvement. (As for) refereeing I have never got any course to complain, so we are really happy the way things are going,” Chukwuma stated at the NWPL Super 4 draw ceremony in Lagos.Delta Queens are one of four teams that will clash in Benin City, Edo State for the season-ending Super Four tournament which has been scheduled for 11-16 September.For a team that was in the fifth position in Group B by the end of the first round, it was really surprising to see them finish the regular season as Group leaders – overtaking Nasarawa Amazons in the process. However, it was thanks to their improved showing which saw them remain unbeaten in the second round.Nonetheless, they now have Bayelsa Queens, Rivers Angels and Nasarawa Amazons to wrestle for the title.“There is no intimidation. The four teams are good enough. We are four good teams, the margin between the four teams is not wide, so I think we are good enough to play among them, we are good enough to win the league,” he asserts. RelatedBenin City To Host NWPL Super Four, Three Million Naira On OfferAugust 16, 2017In “Nigeria”AUDIO: Aisha Falode Explains NWPL Super Four PostponementSeptember 8, 2017In “NWL”NWPL Super Four draw set for WednesdayAugust 14, 2017In “Nigeria”last_img read more

2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup Wrap: Ghana And Brazil Complete Quarterfinal Lineup

first_imgGhana have set up a quarterfinal clash with fellow West African side Mali after they defeated Niger Republic 2-0 at the ongoing FIFA u-17 World Cup in India.Ben Ayiah netted his 3rd goal of the tournament to give the junior Black Stars the lead before Richard Danso wrapped up the victory to secure Ghana’s place in the last eight.Brazil are also through after their 3-0 win over Honduras courtesy goals from Brenner (2) and Marcos Antonio. They will face Germany in mouthwatering quarterfinal clash.Quarterfinal FixturesMali vs. GhanaBrazil vs. GermanyUSA vs. EnglandIran vs. SpainRelatedlast_img read more

Siru Mobile – Sponsor Profile – #bofcon2017

first_img Ilkka Seppänen, Siru MobileSiru Mobile is sponsoring Betting on Football 2017, the fourth edition of the largest international football and betting trade conference at Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge.Ahead of the 3-5 May event, we spoke to Siru Mobile Co-founder and Head of Customer Operations Ilkka Seppänen about why football is such an attractive sport for betting, how the market is changing from a consumer perspective and how betting and football stakeholders can work more effectively together.SBC: Why is football such an attractive sport for betting? IS: Football is often accompanied by very powerful emotions and people live through the game like there would be no tomorrow. Betting definitely adds extra tension to the most interesting games by increasing the intensity of the action and thus enhancing the pleasure. 90 minutes is a significantly long time to thrill everyone in a match.Now people bet not just on the outcome, but on other aspects and combinations of outcomes. You can bet on the first and last goalscorer, the correct score, the half-time score, number of goals, whether there will be a sending-off, a hat-trick, penalty or the amount of corners. In what other sport is a customer able to choose from such wide range of new bets for one and a half hours of play time?SBC: From a consumer perspective, how is football betting changing? IS: Obviously live bets will surely pull more and more consumers in (this has been seen in the increase of destinations year after year). Of course new technologies; goal cameras and possible video reviews will also affect the power of attraction. From a consumer perspective, there are more reflective dimensions. These new technologies have a powerful impact on the micro-moments during which the consumer is encouraged to make necessary actions.SBC: How can betting & football stakeholders work better and more effectively together? IS: The companies should focus on content marketing and make sure they’re the storytellers of sports, so they can play even bigger part in creating and sharing stories about the sports world. Interactivity is increasing when gaming companies are not just betting platforms. Luckily for us all, this is already happening to a great extent.SBC: What new technology do you feel will have the biggest impact on football betting? IS: Mobile live betting and mobile deposit methods. The game becomes more interesting as consumers are able to bet on certain situations, e.g. will he make this penalty shot, what will happen next or will team A be the next to score. Quick bets on the fly through mobile devices can also be pushed out or suggested to the consumer.In situations like these, it is important to also have a way for the consumer to quickly make a deposit, and this is where carrier billing shines brighter than any other deposit method. In addition to other evolving technologies, most likely video reviews will play a big role. They will significantly impact the results and events.SBC: What key agenda, debate or discussion do you want to hear at BOFCON 2017? IS: I’m particularly keen to hear discussion around: ‘Creative approach – Innovation in Football betting’ and in addition to this the importance of micro-moments and driving business growth by utilising mobile payments technology. StumbleUpon Share Share Submit SBC’s Year In Review: March 2019’s big betting news December 23, 2019 David Webb, BetConstruct: Why meeting new regulations is the industry’s big challenge for 2019 April 4, 2019 10bet announce Drogba as brand ambassador September 13, 2019 Related Articleslast_img read more

SAS set to go live with new Playtech powered sportsbook

first_img Share StumbleUpon Altenar: Supporting expansion plans in Denmark and Portugal August 20, 2020 Submit Share Playtech goes live in the US with bet365 August 7, 2020 Related Articles Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 A new Sociedade de Apostas Sociais (SAS) sportsbook is set to go live with an exclusive online and mobile offering powered by Playtech.The software provider has signed a deal to provide the regulated Portuguese operator with its IMS player management platform and new sportsbook offering.The digital offering from Playtech BGT Sports (PBS) is a single, integrated solution for both desktop and mobile devices with an interface that will enable SAS customers to bet on the move or at home.The online platform is supported by data feeds and risk and operational management services including retention, business intelligence and CRM.In addition to the sportsbook platform and IMS player management platform, the multi-year agreement will also cover the integration of single wallet functionality into SAS’s operation.Shimon Akad, COO at Playtech, said: “New and emerging regulated markets are a key part of our growth strategy. Portugal is a significant territory in that growth plan, therefore we are delighted to have agreed terms with SAS and to be integrating two core elements of the Playtech offering beginning with IMS and sportsbook.“This market has great potential and we’re excited to be at the forefront of gaming innovation and growth in Portugal.”Dr Armin Sageder, CEO of PBS, added: “This is a great milestone for PBS and shows the capabilities we have within Playtech as a powerful partner. We are dedicated to delivering and passionate about exceeding our partners’ expectations.”last_img read more

Onefootball hits 35 million user milestone ahead of World Cup

first_img Onefootball, the largest football platform worldwide, has reached a new milestone of 35 million global season active users.The main growth pillars include Europe and the Americas, particular Latin America. With the biggest countries including Germany, Brazil, Italy, Mexico and the UK. The average Onefootball user enters the app around 40 times per month.Caspar von Klot, VP Business Development of Onefootball, believes the growth is down to its ‘user-centric’ approach. He said: “We are delivering our users a mix of global content bolstered by focused news around the user’s favourite team. “Our global reach bolstered with hyperlocal context make the Onefootball app the most engaging platform for football fans irrespective of where they are based.”Users of the Onefootball app are delivered aggregated content from around the world supported by content from local news sources. This means a Benfica fan in Brazil will be interacting with different content than a Juventus fan in Italy, but all will be using the same app.Caspar explained: “As we have users all over the world, we have great insight into what football fans from different regions enjoy, which helps us improve the app and increase engagement.”The app also contains a number of gamification features to enhance interaction. These have also seen a substantial boost, including 25 million match predictions per month and a record of 900,000 unique users voting on the outcome of the most recent Brazil vs Switzerland match.“As football fever reaches its peak at World Cup times, Onefootball will be at the heart of the digital experience for football fans around the world,” Caspar concluded. “We will be providing an unparalleled opportunity to reach players from all the corners of the globe, just as the football community is coming together to enjoy the World Cup.” StumbleUpon Share Related Articles MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 Submit Mateusz Juroszek – Non-stop STS will expand amid industry disruptions August 12, 2020 Sharelast_img read more