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Sanya Richards-Ross reveals abortion before Beijing Olympics

first_imgRichards-Ross reveals that she had abortion before Beijing Olympics 2012 Olympic 400-meters champion Sanya Richards-Ross has revealed that she had an abortion the day before she left for the Olympic Games in Beijing , China in 2008.The Jamaican-born Richards-Ross, made the revelation in her book ‘Chasing Grace’She is now a track and field analyst on NBC.Recognized as one of the world’s premier middle distance runners, Richards-Ross was tipped to win the one-lap sprint in China but was beaten by Great Britain’s Christine Ohuruogu and Jamaica’s Shericka Williams, after coming into the home stretch well clear of the field. She claimed then that a hamstring injury had affected her ability to close with a 100 meters to go.However, in her much anticipated book, Richards-Ross, who is now pregnant with her first child, made the startling revelation.“I literally prayed about that [revealing the abortion] for almost two years because it is something that is really private, and a lot of women don’t talk about it,” Richards-Ross said on a podcast. “When I found out I was pregnant before the Olympics, it was the toughest time of my life. … It wasn’t an easy story to share. Even, I think about, oh my God, I wonder how people are going to receive it. But, ultimately, I did it to glorify God and to tell people that you can come back from any decision, no matter how hard it is to make.”“Chasing Grace” was released Tuesday.last_img read more

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Antigua Among the Many Caribbean Islands Worried About New Immigration Policy

first_imgST. JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – The Antigua and Barbuda government is among the many Caribbean governments that have expressed concern over Trump’s new immigration policy, describing it as “frightening”.The new rule, as being advocated by the White House adviser Stephen Miller is being regarded as a critical piece of President Donald Trump’s America First immigration agenda and is aimed at reshaping the immigrant community.The new regulation is aimed at hundreds of thousands of immigrants who enter the country legally every year and then apply to become permanent residents. Starting in October, the government’s decision will be based on an aggressive wealth test to determine whether those immigrants have the means to support themselves.Poor immigrants will be denied permanent legal status, also known as a green card, if they are deemed likely to use government benefit programs such as food stamps and subsidized housing. Wealthier immigrants, who are designated as less likely to require public assistance, will be able to obtain a green card.Officials said the program would not apply to people who already have green cards, to certain members of the military, to refugees and asylum-seekers, or to pregnant women and children.Immigration and Foreign Affairs Minister EP Chet Greene said Antigua and Barbuda should prepare to deal with the consequences if this plan is implemented.“If it goes forward, I mean you could be surprised to see the wave of returnees to these parts, as persons are forced out because that’s the effect of it… it forces you out of the system,” he said.“I can only hope that the forces aligned to fight this back are successful, but in the meantime just encourage our diaspora community to be mindful of what is happening: the many changes, the shift in policies taking place in the United States to be sure that they have their own game plans in place, to protect themselves, to protect their families,” Greene told the state-owned ABS Television and Radio.“I think the time has come with all of this ‘new development’ that we have to start looking at how do we prepare for the very likely eventuality of Antiguans returning home in large numbers. How do we cater to them socially? How do we cater to them from the perspective of work, the workplace? How do we look about the issue of health care? How do we look at the issue of security?”Greene said that some people are returning home with real hard seasoned criminal traits learned in the North American capitals.“Do we have in our own space a police force, a military and paramilitary services that can deal with, respond to and can really deal with these guys that are coming with first world criminal standards” he added.last_img read more

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Lauderhill’s Virtual Town Hall On Racism, Healthcare, & Economic Disparities

first_imgCommissioner Denise D. Grant invites you to a Virtual Town Hall on Racial, Healthcare, & Economic Disparities on Tuesday, June 30th, 2020 at 6 PM. Join City of Lauderhill Mayor Ken Thurston, Ambassador Andrew Young of the Andrew J. Young Foundation, City of Lauderdale Lakes Mayor Hazelle Rogers, President of the National Urban League, Marc Morial, Civil Rights Resource Activist Willie Walker, Director of the Tuskegee University National Center for Bioethics in Research and Healthcare Dr. Ruben C. Warren, Banker Michaeljohn Green, Educator & Pastor Dr. Pepper Bonay Martin, and City of Lauderhill Commission and Moderator Denise D. Grant on the City of Lauderhill Facebook page: facebook.com/cityoflauderhill. Questions: Call 954-777-2044 or email Commissioner Grant.last_img read more

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Sammy Says Chris Gayle will be Difficult to Replace in CPL

first_imgDue to the restrictions on travel because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Jamaican big hitter – who has amassed over 13 000 runs and 22 hundreds in T20 cricket – had been unable to fly to St. Kitts where his family, including a young child, lives. Despite the disappointment of not having Gayle in his squad, Sammy said he understood the reason for his decision. The CPL is scheduled to be played from August 18 to September 10 in Trinidad and Tobago. After it was announced he was joining the Zouks in this year’s CPL, Gayle had accused Tallawahs of “playing games” with him and had launched a scathing attack on coach Ramnaresh Sarwan in a series of YouTube videos, accusing the former West Indies captain of “vindictiveness.”   The development was first reported on Monday, two days before the players draft. Speaking to the Jamaica Gleaner on Tuesday,  Sammy admitted it wouldn’t be easy to find someone to take the place of the most successful T20 batsman in history. The 40-year-old Gayle, who was earlier this year signed as the Zouks’ marquee player following his falling out with Jamaica Tallawahs, has pulled out of the regional T20 tournament because of a desire to spend more time with his family. However, the former West Indies captain said, the show would go on. Although neither the Zouks nor the tournament organizers have issued an official statement about Gayle’s abrupt departure, ESPN Cricinfo, quoted a CPL spokesman as saying: “We understand that Chris has decided to not take part in CPL for personal reasons. We wish Chris all the best for the rest of 2020 and hope to see him back at CPL in 2021.” “I support and respect his decision. Especially as athletes, we hardly get time to spend with our families. It is even more important in this COVID situation where Chris has not seen his family for a while. I would definitely give him my blessings and support and, hopefully, he gets the quality time with his family that I have been getting with my family here in St. Lucia,” Sammy said. St. Lucia Zouks captain Darren Sammy says Chris Gayle has left some big shoes for the franchise to fill, with his sudden decision not to play in the upcoming Caribbean Premier League (CPL), and it will be a task to find his replacement. “It’s always going to be difficult to replace a player of Chris Gayle’s caliber, especially the Zouks team, which was so excited to have Chris who would have brought his experience and match-winning abilities,” Sammy said. “The show still has to go on and, hopefully, we can find someone who can come in and have an impact for us.”last_img read more

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AUDIO: Why Imama Was Arrested – Chukwu

first_imgGeneral Manager and Chief Executive Officer of Rangers Christian Chukwu has revealed to www.busybuddiesng.com why former coach of the side, Imama Amapakabo was arrested by the Police.Amapakabo was fired by Rangers in April after guiding the club to the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) title last season, following a 32 –year wait.According to Chukwu – a former captain and coach of Rangers – the arrest and detention of Amapakabo was made because the Super Eagles assistant chief coach is still in possession of the club’s properties including an official car and keys to his former apartment.“Government needs their car. Government needs the keys of the apartment because Imama’s replacement (Chukwuma Agbo) reported to the state Governor that he doesn’t have an official car and upon enquiry, the Governor was informed that Imama was with the car,”Chukwu said.“The government then took action to recover the car.“The government discovered that the official apartment for the new coach (Chukwuma Agbo) is still under lock and key, and subsequently ordered for his (Imama) arrest to enable him unlock the apartment . Rangers as a club have no hand in his arrest at all.”Imama was arrested in Abuja on Wednesday by security operatives.Reports claim he is being owed N28million as his severance package after leaving Rangers. Audio Playerhttps://www.busybuddiesng.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/CHUKWU-July-20.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.RelatedJoe GomezJune 30, 2017Similar postAccursio BentivegnaJune 30, 2017Similar postWest Bromwich Albion vs Southampton FCJune 30, 2017Similar postlast_img read more

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Mad For It…bet365 seeks 90 new tech recruits for Manchester expansion

first_img Oddschecker: ‘Unusual circumstances’ fail to hinder Royal Ascot traffic July 23, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Playtech goes live in the US with bet365 August 7, 2020 Related Articles Share Share Warren HughesIndependent online bookmaker bet365 has informed the market that it is seeking an additional 90 new recruits for its Manchester ‘Spring Gardens’ technology hub.Opened last April 2016, the bet365 Manchester hub acts as a technology support and development arm for the firm’s HQ in Stoke (Staffordshire). The technology hub’s development has been led by Warren Hughes, bet365’s Head of Systems Development.Hughes detailed to Local news sources that following a successful set-up, bet365 has significantly expanded its Manchester divisions operations. The next round of recruitment will see bet365 take its Manchester headcount to approximately 150 staff members.Seeking to bring in local tech talent, Hughes details that bet365 is seeking ‘all-levels’ of experience for its Manchester expansion, including web and software developers, project managers and tech leads.Hughes details candidates the core challenge of working at bet365:  “An average Saturday for us is busier than most e-commerce sites are on Black Friday. There are few places where you’ll be as challenged and stretched.” Degree 53 expands technical and product development teams   July 22, 2020last_img read more

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Pras Sri & David Knight strengthen SBC ahead of iGB Live

first_img FES and Incentive Games launch esports prediction game June 2, 2020 Covid concerns see Clarion Gaming move ICE 2021 to April    July 15, 2020 SBC (Sports Betting Community) has strengthened its talent base once again with two new key hires in business development and sales in the shape of David Knight and Pras Sri. Knight is joining the organisation from NBCUniversal in the new role of Group Business Director, which includes business operations, strategy and business development in its brief.Knight brings extensive experience in business development and strategy in the media industry, having worked for top global media companies as well as media start ups. He was most recently Business Development Director at NBCUniversal International in London, after earlier roles with Disney, Arts Alliance Media and as part of the founding team at FilmWave.Founder & CEO Rasmus Sojmark commented: “It is a real coup for SBC to be able to attract talent of the calibre of David to the team. He joins us with an impressive CV already under his belt and his knowledge and contacts in the wider business media complement our existing extensive betting and gaming network.”Knight added: “I’ve been watching the growth of SBC for a few years now, so I am delighted to be able to come on board at such an exciting time. With projects such as our new Betting on Sports America conference next year, there are already plenty of avenues to explore in order to help such a great team grow the business.”Joining Knight in SBC’s London office is popular sales professional Pras Sri, who has taken on the role of International Sales Manager. Sri has eight years experience in event sponsorship, mostly in gaming, and was recently Head of Sponsorship & Key Account Director for Clarion Gaming’s conferencing events portfolio.Sojmark commented: “It’s great to be able to bring Pras on board to bolster our existing sales team. His experience and energy have already proven to be a great asset to SBC and its partners as we continue to grow.”Sri said: “I’m really pleased to be able to join Team SBC as they continue to put on high quality events for the gambling industry such as Betting on Football, Betting on Sports and the Betting on Sports America. I look forward to catching up with everyone in Amsterdam next week.”To make an appointment with Team SBC at iGB Live next week click here Share Submit Related Articles Share iGB Live postponed due to COVID concerns July 31, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more

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EGBA & LOGiCO deem Italian ‘Dignity Decree’ as counterproductive

first_img Share EU research agency demands urgent action on loot box consumer safeguards July 29, 2020 CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach  August 27, 2020 StumbleUpon As Italy’s parliament debates the approved mandate of the Lega-5Star ‘Dignity Decree’, implementing a blanket ban on sports betting advertising and sponsorship, the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has detailed its support for Italian industry trade body – LOGiCO’s stance against the proposal.Teaming up with LOGiCO, the EGBA has sent a joint letter to Italian MPs ‘expressing significant concerns about the impact of the ban and its unintended effect.’Both associations believe that a blanket ban will be counterproductive in its aim of protecting Italian consumers, pushing players towards unregulated gambling websites that will not protect them.“The majority of people in Italy, like is the case elsewhere in Europe, place an online bet or play poker for fun and do so in a responsible manner. Yet problem gambling, which an estimated 1-2% of players in the EU are affected by, is a justified public health concern that can severely and negatively affect players – and it and its consequences should be addressed further.All stakeholders – parliamentarians, regulators, gambling operators, consumer and health organisations – must work closer together, and much more rigorously, in Italy and elsewhere, to find a multi-faceted solution to this complex problem. But while a total blanket ban on advertising may seem like an obvious measure, it is not a “silver bullet” and will actually have a counterproductive effect” details the joint-letterAs a European trade body, the EGBA warns Italian MPs that a ban on advertising will likely grow the nation’s black market for betting.Furthermore, the EGBA and LOGiCO believe that advertising plays an important role in informing vulnerable customers of gambling-related harm treatment functions/services such as Italy’s newly developed ‘National Self Exclusion Register’.The EGBA urges the government, to adhere to the European Commission’s guiding recommendations on gambling advertising which states that “Commercial communication of online gambling services can play an important role in directing consumers to an offer which has been allowed and is supervised”“Rather than debating a complete ban on advertising, we call on the Italian parliament and government to debate ways and specific measures in which vulnerable people and minors can be better protected from aggressive and deceptive advertising.Regulation of advertising should be based on scientific studies and research, such as Rue Gray 50, 1040 Brussels, Belgium EU Transparency register: 29508582413-52 www.egba.eu have been carried out in other European jurisdictions (UK Gambling Commission study – Young People and Gambling, 2016). This is an important debate in which all online gambling operators, including those represented by EGBA and LOGiCO, will have to take their responsibility. We stand ready to do so.” Related Articles Submit Share TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020last_img read more

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TruNarrative security appoints Adam Doyle as gaming lead

first_img Submit Share BetConstruct chooses TruNarrative to monitor network compliance January 27, 2020 Playtech selects TruNarrative as network compliance lead December 17, 2019 Share StumbleUpon Argyll orders full compliance makeover with TruNarrative  August 17, 2020 TruNarrative supplier of global financial crime protection services has confirmed the appointment Adam Doyle as its new head of gaming, strengthening the firm’s commercial development for gambling sector incumbents.TruNarrative provides a real-time processing platform that supports gambling firms and operators to comply with multiple jurisdictional regulations.TruNarrative’s CEO and founder, John Lord, commented: “We have experienced rapid growth since we started our operations three years ago, but our plan is to be regarded as the go-to content risk, fraud and identity supplier in the market, and we think Adam is the perfect person to help us achieve that.“His experience, knowledge and contacts in the gambling sector are second to none. We believe he will be invaluable in leading our gaming team and a true asset to both the business and our clients, as we look to further cement our footprint in the industry on a global level.”Doyle previously worked for identity management specialist GBG and posses over nine years’ experience of identity management and fraud specialising within the gambling industry.TruNarrative said Doyle has been appointed to help the firms presence in the UK and Europe grow along with facilitating service expansion into the US marketDoyle added: “This is a very exciting time to join an already successful and growing business.“With the recent changes in the UK Gambling Commission’s regulations – seeing operators having to comply with stricter age and identity verification requirements – TruNarrative is in a fantastic place to support organisations in regulatory compliance, while also offering a smooth and seamless journey to their clients.”“I look forward to playing a key role in keeping up this momentum moving forward and developing TruNarrative’s international client base.” Related Articleslast_img read more

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Betfred safeguards marketing arm with GiG comply

first_img GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Submit Stockholm listed Gaming Innovation Group (GiG), announces Betfred as the latest industry tier-1 incumbent to partner with its GiG comply software.Betfred is set to strengthen compliance dynamics across its digital marketing inventory, integrating GiG Comply provisions, safeguarding regulatory demands by monitoring third party marketing activities.Helping operators adhere to diverse marketing compliance standards across multiple jurisdictions, GiG Comply is able to scan +30,000 web pages daily referencing operator brands/domains, helping operators marketing teams adhere to diverse regulatory demandsAdele Farrell, director of compliance at Betfred, said on the agreement: “Protecting players and abiding by regulations has never been so important – so we are happy to be working with GiG Comply.“At Betfred, we want to ensure that our affiliate partners are working in a responsible and compliant way, and GiG Comply is the most effective and efficient way for us to monitor the content they are publishing for our brand.”While supplying Betfred affiliate clients with an automatic site-scanning solution to easily review advertising campaigns while helping meet compliance needs, GiG Comply will be working with heightened advertising regulations, requiring operators to ensure responsible marketing practices.Furthermore, the technology will grant the firm the ability to scan the internet to ensure its brand is not advertised in a non-compliant manner or on non-compliant sites.Richard Brown, chief executive officer at GiG, added: “We are delighted to have partnered our technology with tier one operator Betfred. It’s a clear sign that Betfred are continuing to take affiliate compliance seriously, and we are proud to be contributing to their efforts.” Betfred extends World Snooker Championship deal until 2022 August 17, 2020 Share Share Betfred counters Oppenheimer bid in race to rescue Phumelela August 26, 2020last_img read more