FEB 27Happy Monday everyone! Today is February 27. We’re taking a look at some of the top stories that are making the news across your Caribbean-American community … Good Afternoon and welcome I’m Megan Small, and you’re watching CNW90. The coverage today is brought to you by Grace Soups: Spice up your kitchen with Grace Soups today. Genuine Caribbean taste enjoyed worldwide!Authorities in South Florida are implementing measures to combat the effect of climate change which has resulted in rising sea levels and water invading communities close to the coast. Moves by Broward County to order the drawing of new flood maps and the City of Fort Lauderdale to raise the height requirement for sea walls are some of the methods being sed between Palm Beach and the Florida Keys.The son of Boxing King, Muhammad Ali, was detained and questioned for hours by immigration officials at the Hollywood International Airport recently. Muhammad Ali Jr and his mother, Khalilah Camacho-Ali, were returning from Jamaica when they were pulled from a line. Camacho-Ali was allowed to go but, Ali Jr, despite being born in Philadelphia and possessing an American passport was detained for two hours.Haitian President Jovenel Moise has tipped a relatively unknown medical doctor to be Haiti’s new Prime Minister. The choice of Jack Guy Lafontant as prime minister of the impoverished Caribbean country came two weeks after Moise took power as president..In SportsEnglish County cricket club Derbyshire has ended their pursuit of West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels ahead of the upcoming domestic season. In a statement, the East Midlands club said their decision had been reached “in view of recent events”. Samuels was recently left out of the West Indies limited overs squad to face England next month.Here’s What’s TrendingA recent call by former Jamaican Youth and Culture Minister, Lisa Hanna, for the music of imprisoned dancehall star, Vybz Kartel to be banned from radio has drawn several response including from Jamaican Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, who stated that education and not censorship is the solution to stem the moral decay in Jamaican society.For tomorrows weather forecastIt will be partly cloudy in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties with a High of 84 degrees and a low of 70. For more information on these and other stories, visit us online at Caribbeannationalweekly.com. Make Sure to pick up your copy of the National Weekly at your nearest Caribbean American outlet.Today’s coverage was brought to you by Grace Soups: Spice up your kitchen with Grace Soups today. Genuine Caribbean taste enjoyed worldwide!”This has been CNW90, I’m Megan Small.
In SportsVeteran sprinter and former World 100 Meters champion Kim Collins, has announced that he will retire from the sport after this year’s London Games. Collins, who is the oldest sprinter to ever win a 100 meter World Championship Gold Medal, has won five medals in 10 appearances at the World Championships.Here’s What’s trendingThe social media platform Twitter is exploding after presidential advisor Kellyanne Conway tried to explain away president Donald Trump’s accusation that his phones were wiretapped by former President Barack Obama, by saying that microwaves could be used as cameras. Twitter users blasted Conway and ridiculed her comments calling them ludicrous and laughable.For Tomorrow’s weather forecastIt will be partly cloudy with isolated showers in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade Counties with a high of 82 and a low of 54. For more on these and other stories, visit us online at caribbeannewsweekly.com. Make sure to pick up your copy of the Caribbean News Weekly at your nearest Caribbean American outlet.
Lauderhill Jammers, St. Bess and Port St. Lucie are the victors Cricket teams, Lauderhill Jammers, St. Bess and Port St. Lucie were the victors in week five of the South Florida Cricket Alliance (SFCA), 40 overs competition played on Sunday, March 11th.At John Stretch Park, Southshore took on Lauderhill Jammers, deciding to bat after winning the toss. But the team was undermined by two fine bowling spells from Jammers Timmy Surujbally, who bagged 3 for 6; and Kyle Phillips 3 for 25. As such, the team could only muster 92 all-out from 28 of their allotted 40 overs. Only Sylvester Hickie who top scored with 18, and Horace Stanley 13, managed to put up a slight resistance. Looking for 93 runs for victory, Lauderhill Jammers was struggling at 24 for 4 when former W.I. and Jamaica batsman, Shawn Finley, joined Dean Morgan at the crease. The pair put on a 62-run partnership before Finley was bowled for 26. It was then left to Dean Morgan, who added 29 not-out and skipper Mark ‘Soup Bone’ Johnson, 8 not-out, to bring Jammers over the finish line without any more damage. They ended on 94 for 5 off just 13.4 overs to secure an impressive 5 wicket victory. Bowling for Southshore, Carl Ifill took 3 for 22. Summarized Scores: Port St. Lucie vs. Ambassadors at Girl Scout Friendship Park Port St. Lucie reached198 for in their allotted 40 overs with Roger Joshua adding 55 and Charles Reid 35. Bowling for Ambassadors, Mark Laing grabbed 3 for 20 and Antoine Charlery 2 for 25. In reply, Ambassadors scored 77 all-out in 20 overs. Bowling for St. Lucie, Richard Louis bagged 6 for 19, helping his team to a 121-run win.St. Bess vs. Palm Beach Titans at Lauderhill Sports ParkSt. Bess reached a massive 313 for 7 off their allotted 40 overs as Hanchard Hamilton added a whopping 90; Shane Ford 57 and Masood Mohammed 37. The most successful bowler for Palm Beach Titans was Sanjay Patel, who bagged 3 for 48. In reply, Palm Beach Titans was bowled out for 99. Praveen Vishwanathan added 23 and Prateek Singh, 16. Bowling St. Bess to an impressive 214 runs victory was Sherwlyn Powell, who finished with 7 for 39.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, CMC – Former West Indies captain Darren Sammy is to become an honorary citizen of Pakistan and will also receive the country’s highest civilian award, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced.In a post on Twitter, the PCB said Pakistan’s President Arif Alvi will confer the Nishan-e-Pakistan award on the 36-year-old St Lucian on March 23, for his “invaluable contribution to cricket” in the South Asian nation.Sammy will be the first cricketer to receive the honour.The former Windies skipper had been among the first foreigners to agree to tour Pakistan when the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) sought to bring the Pakistan Super League (PSL) final to the country in 2017, eight years after a deadly attack on the Sri Lankan team bus outside the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore caused the country to be blacklisted as an international cricket venue.Sammy is currently in Pakistan participating in the PSL as captain of the Peshawar Zalmi which he has represented from the inception of the tournament.The team’s owner Javed Afridi, who described Sammy as “the most loved and cheered foreign cricketer in Pakistan”, said the franchise had put in a formal request to President Alvi for the honorary citizenship for the allrounder.Pakistani politician Ali Muhammad Khan took to Twitter to congratulate Sammy.“You have won the hearts of millions of Pakistanis not only by your game but also by your stand for Pakistan when you came here in difficult times in 2017. We will always remember it,” tweeted the Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs.Sammy, meantime, said that whatever he did for Pakistan was not for any personal gain.“My love for Pakistan is natural, my contribution to this country is pure. I don’t need a passport to show my love for this country. All the players who have supported this step have contributed to where we are today. It is good that it has been recognized, but I didn’t do it for myself it is for my affection with the people and for the love I get from here,” he said.
Media outlets have been awash over the past couple of weeks of possible unrest in the Barcelona dressing room. The bone of contention was speculated to be the wages earned between star players, Lionel Messi and Neymar.The Brazilian superstar arrived Barcelona in 2013, in a highly publicised but yet shady transfer deal, which have all been revealed by investigators and prosecutors. Perhaps, the actual value of Neymar’s switch from Santos to the European heavyweights will never be known due to the complexity of the deal.Neymar reportedly earned more than Lionel Messi when he arrived Barcelona, in a deal brokered by then President Sandro Rosell. Messi was later reported to have found out and naturally was unhappy, leading to a transfer request.To make the Argentine superstar happy once again, he was given a new contract in July, reportedly worth a whooping £500,000 weekly. This somewhat made Neymar unhappy, as he felt the club had gone against their earlier agreement, thus the transfer speculations began.There is a widely accepted school of thought, which says Neymar will never fulfil his potentials in a Barcelona shirt, with the continued presence of Messi in the line-up, added to his flamboyance on-and-off the pitch, which the Barcelona faithful’s haven’t taken kindly to. The Brazilian thus far has played in the shadows of the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, which might be an unfair assessment considering the abundance of talent the exciting 25-year-old possesses.A world record £196.5million transfer to PSG only surfaced obviously due to the French giant’s willingness to meet Neymar’s astronomical buy-out clause. But the big question is, will Neymar be a hit at PSG? Making a move to the French capital might be unanimously viewed as a step-down in a once promising career, of a player potentially tipped to be voted best player in the world in a few years’ time.Given Unai Emery’s struggles at PSG in his first season, and also doubts about his abilities at a top club, Neymar might best be advised to stay put at Barcelona for the foreseeable future, accept to play second fiddle to Messi, despite his obvious desires to be at par recognition and pay grade level.Hopefully, someday he will be remembered in the same breath as the likes of Ronaldo, Rivaldo and Ronaldinho, all Brazilian greats who left a lasting impression at Barcelona. Related
Usmanov has been highly critical of Kroenke for Arsenal’s failings on the pitch and is not part of the board or the decision-making at Arsenal despite him being the second majority shareholder at the club. He made a £1bn bid to take of the control earlier in May but it was rejected by Kroenke.Alisher Usmanov bought his first shares at Arsenal in August 2007 before the aforementioned Kroenke took majority control of the club a year later.RelatedDangote Prepares Bid For Arsenal and Another ClubNovember 8, 2018In “Features”I Will Sack Arsene Wenger When I Buy Arsenal – Aliko DangoteAugust 17, 2017In “Africa”Wenger To End 22-Year Arsenal Reign This SummerApril 20, 2018In “England” Arsenal’s second biggest investor, Alisher Usmanov, has denied widespread reports that he is holding talks with majority shareholder Stan Kroenke about selling his 30% stake in the club.Reports had earlier stated that Kroenke, who owns 67% of the shares, has made a bid to buy out Usmanov’s stake but 64-year old Usmanov has played down those reports and that his interest in Arsenal is “long term”.He made this known via a statement. In his words, he said:“I see my 30% stake as an important aspect in protecting the best interests of the fans in the club.“My interest in Arsenal from the beginning was long term and my intention has always been to buy additional shares should they become available,” Usmanov said.“I would like to assure supporters that I am open to various future scenarios – a constructive partnership with the majority shareholder, the purchase of his stake either alone or in a consortium, or if a party appears who shares my and undoubtedly the majority of fans’ vision for the club, I could consider the question of selling my stake.” he further added.
Young Liverpool forward Ben Woodburn has penned a new long-term deal with the club.Woodburn, 18, became the Reds’ youngest goalscorer after he scored in the EFL Cup quarter-final victory over Leeds United (2-0) last season. He surpassed Michael Owen’s record with the new record of 17 years and 45 days.On his new deal, Woodburn said:“This is the club I want to stay at and be here as long as possible.”“When I was told, all I wanted to do was sign the contract. It feels good. Now I just want to carry on and hopefully show the manager what I can do.“I think there is loads of room for improvement. I’ve just got to keep working and trying in training every day and hopefully I will improve.” he added.Ben Woodburn has scored once in 10 appearances for Liverpool.He has also made his debut for Wales scoring in his first game against oAustria in September and has now won four caps in total.RelatedWho is Ben Woodburn?September 6, 2017In “Europe”Salah Signs New Long-Term Contract At LiverpoolJuly 2, 2018In “Africa”Toulouse FC vs Olympique LyonJune 30, 2017Similar post
Submit Share StumbleUpon ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual August 20, 2020 Real Betis selects Betway as its official shirt sponsor August 10, 2020 Share Betway and Dafabet grow La Liga sponsorship portfolios August 14, 2020 Related Articles Tennis’ governing body, The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has confirmed that it has terminated its three-year deal with online betting firm Betway.Speaking to CNN last week, ITF President Dave Haggerty detailed that as part of its new policy, the governing body had decided that it would no longer partner with any betting companies.The termination of its Betway partnership will see the bookmaker dropped as ‘international sponsor’ of the Davis and Fed Cup tournaments, the ITF’s flagship tennis tournaments.Haggerty detailed to CNN that ITF governance was committed to ending match-fixing at all-levels of professional tennis. Implementing new policy and standards the ITF and its syndicated tournaments will not be seeking sponsorship from betting firms.The sport of Tennis drops a further betting partnership, In December 2016 the executive committee of the Australian Open announced that it would restrict William Hill branding during the Grand Slam tournament, with no ‘courtside’ promotion of the bookmaker visible during matches.The ITF’s decision sees Betway lose one of its most high-profile sponsorships. Announced in November 2015, Betway marketing detailed that it had secured terms for a ‘high coverage’ multi-format sponsorship of Davis and Fed Cup tournaments, a the company looked to expand its brand in new sports beyond football.
Submit Arena Racing Company (ARC) has announced that bet365 will be the official betting partner of its Silk Series promoting female horseracing.The Silk Series which hosts its inaugural race at Lingfield Park this afternoon, is a new initiative that sees female jockeys, both professional and amateur, compete in races hosted on nine Ladies Days across ARC racecourses in 2017.Lingfield Park plays host to the first race in the series, a seven-furlong Class 4 which is worth £10,000, the Silk Series will have a combined prize pool of £100,000 for its competing jockeys.As Silk Series organisers the ARC has partnered with Cancer Research UK to raise money for the charity’s pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. From the sale of each ticket sold to Silk Series fixtures, 75 pence will be donated to the charity. Cancer Research UK will have a presence on racedays with racegoers having the opportunity to engage with and support the charity.ARC management has scheduled the following race meetings for its 2017 Silk SeriesLingfield Park – Friday 12 MayChepstow – Friday 14 JulyGreat Yarmouth – Wednesday 19 JulyNewcastle – Saturday 29 JulyBrighton – Thursday 10 AugustWolverhampton – Friday 18 AugustBath – Saturday 19 AugustRoyal Windsor – Saturday 26 AugustDoncaster – Thursday 14 SeptemberSteve Ibberson of bet365 commented on the partnership “We are delighted to partner with ARC and Cancer Research UK in supporting this unique initiative and look forward to seeing how this exciting series will unfold during the summer”. StumbleUpon Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity July 28, 2020 Related Articles Oddschecker: ‘Unusual circumstances’ fail to hinder Royal Ascot traffic July 23, 2020 Share Playtech goes live in the US with bet365 August 7, 2020 Share
Share Related Articles StumbleUpon Submit Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Danske Spil calls for esports makeover with Pinnacle Solution August 25, 2020 Share Better Collective cautious on quick recovery as COVID drags growth momentum August 25, 2020 SBC Events has launched what it believes is the most comprehensive conference agenda the sports betting industry has ever seen for Betting on Sports 2017 (12-15 September).Featuring 42 sessions across Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 September, #boscon2017 will present over 150 experts from both the betting and sporting arenas, spanning three conference rooms at the Olympia Conference Centre in Kensington, West London.The newest addition to the agenda is a track dedicated to data and its uses both in trading and marketing, which includes insight from BetGenius Business Development Director Matt Stephenson on how live data is pushing back the boundaries for in-play betting.One of eight tracks running as simultaneous blocks of three, ‘Betting on Data’ will also touch upon the integrity of data, the future role of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, and the improved adoption of customer data.SBC Managing Director Andy McCarron commented: “Betting on Data is the eighth and final confirmed track for a #boscon2017 agenda which satisfies the demand for such a huge variety of sports and betting related subjects. As far as we can see it’s the most comprehensive agenda the sector has ever seen.“Operators are particularly interested in the safety of the data used, the live betting dependence on data, and how omni-channel success can be boosted by AI capabilities.”Betting on Data is one of six tracks taking place in conference rooms 1 and 2, alongside the two-day ‘Betting on Esports’, ‘Betting on Affiliates’, ‘Betting on Innovation’, ‘Betting on Regulation’ and ‘Betting on Racing’, organised in conjunction with Racing Post.Meanwhile, the main auditorium at Olympia, with room for up to 450 delegates, will be hosting ‘Leaders in Betting’ on day one and a tour of the topical betting issues in tennis, cricket, rugby, basketball and boxing, putting ‘Sport in Focus’ on day two.This includes an update on match fixing issues in tennis, breaking the boundaries with a fresh approach to cricket based markets, and an expert guide to overcoming the NBA’s ‘arms length approach’ to ensure closer interaction between basketball and betting.McCarron continued: “We are excited to take a tour of the leading sports with our ‘Sport in Focus’ track on day two, having already confirmed a raft of specialists including Leicester Tigers Head of Brand Chris Rose, PAOK Basketball President Bane Prelevic and the CEO of FIBA Basketball Champions League, Patrick Comninos.”The list of high quality names appearing at Betting on Sports 2017 also includes Sky Betting & Gaming CEO Richard Flint, SuperBet Director Jamie Hart, Favbet CEO Nikos Chalikias, Pinnacle CEO Paris Smith, XL Media CEO Ory Weihs, Better Collective CEO Jesper Søgaard, Parimatch CEO Sergey Portnov, Mybet CEO Markus Peuler, BetBright CEO Marcus Brennan and Mr Green Head of Sportsbook Enda Gaffney.Betting on Sports 2017 tickets are right now available at a 20% July Discount. BOOK HERE and don’t forget to use the code JULY20 to get the discount!If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at #boscon2017, please contact us on [email protected] here to download the latest #boscon2017 agenda