LIAT and Caribbean Airlines (CAL) cancelled dozens of flights for Monday and Tuesday because of Tropical Storm Bret.When the airlines first announced flight disruptions, the system had not yet been upgraded.CAL initially cancelled 31 international and domestic flights:BW 550: Port of Spain to John F. Kennedy, New YorkBW 1650, 1522, 1528, 1532, 1538, 1526,1530, 1536, 1540, 1550: Port of Spain to TobagoBW 1651, 1523, 1529,1533,1539, 1527, 1531,1537, 1541, 1551: Tobago to Port of SpainBW 483: Miami to Port of Spain; Port of Spain to GuyanaBW 459: Kingston to Antigua; Antigua to BarbadosBW 481: Fort Lauderdale to Port of SpainBW 485: Orlando to Port of SpainBW 434: Port of Spain to St. LuciaBW 435: St. Lucia to Port of SpainBW 448: Port of Spain to BarbadosBW 449: Barbados to Port of SpainBW 438: Port of Spain to GrenadaBW 883: Port of Spain to SurinameIt subsequently announced flight cancellations and delays for both Monday and Tuesday.19 JUNE BW 601 DELAYED UNTIL JUNE 20 – Toronto to Port-of-Spain20 JUNE BW 884 CANCELLED and REPLACED with 3884 of June 20 – Suriname to Port-of- Spain20 JUNE BW 551 CANCELLED – New York to Port-of-Spain20 JUNE BW 527 DELAYED – New York to Georgetown20 JUNE BW 527 CANCELLED – Georgetown to Port-of-Spain20 JUNE BW 484 DELAYED – Port-of-Spain to Miami20 JUNE BW 483 DELAYED – Miami to Port-of-Spain20 JUNE BW 440 DELAYED – Port-of-Spain to Grenada20 JUNE BW 439 DELAYED – Grenada to Port-of-SpainCAL said affected customers travelling between today and Wednesday will be allowed to change or cancel their reservations without penalty, once they have a confirmed ticket issued before today, and the complete their travel by next Sunday.Only eight LIAT flights have been affected.LI 512 from Barbados to GuyanaLI 512 from Guyana to BarbadosLI 309 from St. Lucia to Port of SpainLI 307 from Barbados to GrenadaLI 307 from Grenada to TrinidadLI 393 from Barbados to GuyanaLI 737 from St. Vincent to TrinidadLI 738 from Trinidad to St. VincentHowever, the regional airline said there may be further disruptions to its schedule and any additional affected flights would be published in a subsequent advisory.LIAT said passengers who have been affected will be allowed to rebook with the next two weeks with all change fees waived.
Take Stock in Children student recipients and organizational members The Take Stock in Children charity based in Palm Beach County has given some students a new breath of life. At least for this season’s back to school objective. Palm Beach Lakes High School senior Ja’maar Nelson got that chance recently, thanks to Take Stock in Children’s ninth annual Back to School Shopping Event at the Target store in Royal Palm Beach.“This was a wonderful experience, it felt like Dr. Avossa really cared about helping me get what I needed,” Nelson said, after getting assistance from the county’s school superintendent, Dr. Robert Avossa , with picking out clothes and supplies. “With all the stuff I purchased, I’m ready, I could start school tomorrow!”$200 per studentTwenty Take Stock in Children high school students were given $200 each and a budget sheet to shop. A mentor accompanied them as they shopped for school supplies and clothing. For most of these students, this was the first time they shopped by themselves to get the items they need for an upcoming school year. The mentor shoppers helped the students make the best use of their funds.Dr. Eddie Ruiz, Palm Beach County’s Assistant School Superintendent for Student Services, Equity, and Access was also on hand for the event, teaming up with another high school student for back to school shopping.Kids get to see people care“This is my favorite event of the year,” said Nancy Stellway, Executive Director of Take Stock Palm Beach. “The kids get to see that people care about them, and they learn about budgeting.”Established 1995 Take Stock in Children was established in 1995 as a non-profit organization in Florida that provides a variety of services to students. Services include providing college scholarships and caring volunteer mentors. The organization’s comprehensive services start in middle school, continue through high school, and include helping students transition into college.
Tropics UnitedTropics United took on Ambassadors this past weekend at the Lauderhill Sports Park and emerged the victor after deciding to bat following a toss call. They knocked out a competitive 237 for 7 in their allotted 40 overs with star batsman St. Christopher Brown scored an even century that included 8 sixes and 6 fours.Useful contributions also came from James Miller with a knock of 21; Romand Forbes and Oswald Howard, who each scored 15. The best bowlers for Ambassadors were Errol Stewart who bagged 4 for 45 and Mark Laing, 2 for 25.Set 238 for victory, Ambassadors could only manage 222 all-out in 31.2 overs. Skipper Cornel White top scored with a knock of 60, that included 2 sixes and 4 fours and Leon Tulloch made a quick fire 56 from 16 balls with eight massive sixes and two fours.Bowling Tropics to victory were Marcel Graham, who bagged 4 for 35; Bert Davis, 2 for13; and Oliver Taffe, 2 for 18. Palm Beach TitansIn the Southshore vs. Palm Beach Titans match at John Stretch Park in Clewiston, Titans emerged the winners. After winning the toss and taking first strike, the Palm Beach Titans amassed a massive 160 for 9 in their allotted 40 overs.Praveen St. Christopher Brown Viswanathan scored 45 while Skipper Paul Ramkissoon chipped in with 33 not-out.Bowling for Southshore, Sylvester Hickie was the best bowler, taking 5 for 27. Southshore in reply was bowled out for 93 runs with Byron Bowes adding 26 not-out. Tanmay Kadam picked up 4 wickets for 26 runs from 6 overs to help the Palm Beach Titans to a win of 67 runs. Lauderhill JammersMeanwhile, at Girl Scout Friendship Park, Lauderhill Jammers took home the win. After winning the toss, the Jammers elected to bat against Port St. Lucie, scoring a whopping 279 for 4 off their allotted 40 over. Timmy Surujbally amassed a massive113that included 8 fours and 5 sixes while Dean Morgan added 65 that included 10 fours and Omari Williams, 37, which included 4 fours and 2 sixes. Elvis Watson contributed a knock of 33, which included three fours. Bowling for Port St. Lucie, Don Sampson, Aron Baidau, Neil Greene and Richard Louis each took one wicket for 47, 53, 59 and 62, respectively. In reply, St. Lucie was bowled out for 187. Richard Louie added 64, which included 8 fours; Neil Greene contributed a knock of 41which included 6 fours and 1 six while Ricardo Mills added 25, which included 2 fours and 1 six.Bowling for Lauderhill Jammers, Rajesh Sharma bagged 6 for 3 1 and Timmy Surujbally 3 for 16 to give their team a 102 run victory.
What Does Work Eating GarlicGarlic is a healthy food that may have some antimicrobial properties. However, there is no evidence from the current outbreak that eating garlic has protected people from the new coronavirus.Rinsing Your Nose With SalineThere is no evidence that regularly rinsing the nose with saline has protected people from infection with the coronavirus. There is some limited evidence that regularly rinsing nose with saline can help people recover more quickly from the common cold. However, regularly rinsing the nose has not been shown to prevent respiratory infections.Spraying Alcohol or Bleach All Over One’s SelfThe WHO warns that spraying alcohol or chlorine substances like bleach all over your body cannot kill the virus if you already have it. In fact, these substances may do more harm than good. Alcohol and chlorine (bleach) can be used for disinfecting surfaces under the appropriate recommendations.Drinking Water to Wash the Virus OutYou may receive an abundance of Whatsapp chain messages from “health experts” that suggest if the virus enters the mouth, drinking water or other liquids will wash it down through the oesophagus into the stomach, where stomach acids will kill the virus. This is entirely false. Of course, drinking water regularly is a great health practice, but it cannot kill the virus if you already have it.Drinking Alcoholic BeveragesThere is no alcoholic beverage or type of liquor you can drink that will prevent you from getting the coronavirus. WHO warns that alcohol should be consumed in moderation and people who aren’t drinkers should not start drinking, with hopes of preventing COVID-19. In fact, alcohol lowers your immunity and could make you more vulnerable to getting the virus if you overconsume.Rubbing Your Skin With Coconut OilOne health official in the Philippines recently suggested that coconut oil was being looked into as a possible cure for the virus. And while coconut oil has been tested and proven to kill some bacteria, it is still not a treatment or cure for COVID-19.Taking AntibioticsAntibiotics do not work against viruses, only bacteria. The new coronavirus is a virus and, therefore, antibiotics should not be used as a means of prevention or treatment.However, if you are hospitalised for COVID-19 you may receive antibiotics because bacterial co-infection is possible. To date, there is no specific medicine recommended to prevent or treat the new coronavirus. Washing Your Hands OftenThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises people to wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. This will decrease the likelihood of your getting the virus or transmitting it to others.J Wray And Nephew White Rum (Not For Drinking)If soap and water are not readily available, the CDC suggests using a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. But since hand sanitizers have been running low in stock since the global spread of COVID-19, you can also use alcoholic beverages with the same amount of alcohol level as a sanitizer.Jamaica’s unofficial alcoholic beverage, the J Wray and Nephew White Rum contains 63% alcohol, just above the requirement by the CDC. DO NOT DRINK THE RUM, but use it as a sanitizer. It is best if it also not diluted by water or other liquids. It can also be used to disinfect surfaces if other solutions are not available.Social DistancingPut distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick. WHO suggests maintaining at least three (3) feet apart from others, especially when out in public.Staying IndoorsAs the coronavirus spread to virtually every country, the best thing you can do for yourself and others is to stay indoors. For those that absolutely must go outside, observe the other practises in order to protect yourself and your community. KINGSTON, Jamaica – For decades, Caribbean people have invented their own home-made remedies and recipes to prevent or alleviate a variety of illnesses. And with the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) to every corner of the world, the same traditions are being done. From eating garlic to using coconut oil, there has been an abundance of rumors and “health practices” making the rounds on social media.However, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that not every remedy or health tip will work against preventing COVID-19. Here is a list of what will work and what won’t, according to WHO. What Doesn’t Work
Real Madrid forward Marco Asensio has signed a new six-year deal at the club as reward for a breakthrough season.Asensio, 21, joined the Spanish and European champions from fellow Spanish side Real Mallorca for a reported £3.5m in 2014 and went on to enjoy a breakthrough season as he helped the club win a league and UEFA Champions League (UCL) double.The Spanish international has been linked with a move to the English Premier League (EPL) but has decided to committed his future to the Los Merengues until June 2023.RelatedAsensio Admit Snubbing Barcelona Before Signing For Real MadridSeptember 12, 2017In “Spain”Real Madrid Halt Bale’s China MoveJuly 28, 2019In “Europe”Cristiano Ronaldo Names Rashford, Asensio As Potential Heir To World Best ThroneAugust 27, 2017In “Europe”
With estranged striker Diego Costa, now an Atletico Madrid player, watching at the Wanda Metropolitano, Chelsea made a statement of intent and attracted the attention of many other sides in Europe. Monaco have traded continuous success in the Champions League.Did anyone expect Monaco to replicate last seasons semifinal appearance? Definitely not many. At least not after the sale of the club’s highest scorer in the competition last season, Kylian Mbappe; midfield enforcer Tiemou Bakayoko; and flying leftback Benjamin Mendy.Adama Diakhaby isn’t quite Mbappe, and Jorge isn’t Mendy either. There’s been a drop in quality and an even bigger drop in synergy and team strength. Last season, even with the now gone players, the team looked greater than sum of its part. This season, without quality players like Jovetic and Keita Balde – who came in as replacements – firing yet, things aren’t the same.Against Porto on Tuesday evening, they showed a significant drop in quality, losing 0-3 at Stade Louis II. But they have all that money…Related Bayern Munich may not be up there with the elite at the momentCarlo Ancelotti’s biggest challenge when he took on the Bayern Munich job last season was to offer that extra step which would propel the Bavarian giants to another Champions League title, after reaching the semifinal in their previous three seasons under Pep Guardiola.You may have forgiven him for what was a harsh, maybe unfair quarter final loss to eventual champions Real Madrid last season, but that was it. This season, they had to make a real impact. They had to challenge for the title last won in 2014.They were good value for their Matchday 1 win at home against Anderlecht. But against PSG on Wednesday, they crumbled like a pack of cards, losing 3-0 at the Parc des Princes.Bayern Munich’s 3-0 defeat to PSG was the worst they’ve suffered in the Champions League group stage during the 21st century. pic.twitter.com/LIzwgVwGDn— Squawka Football (@Squawka) September 28, 2017Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery were left on the bench, and the side looked lifeless and spineless, without a leader and clearly gave nothing. From the 2nd minute when Dani Alves gave PSG the lead, there seemed to be only one destination for the points.Bayern Munich have fallen way behind he rest and no longer look like they can compete with the big European sides on big European nights like Wednesday.Carlo Ancelotti had to lose his job as a result. It’s not sure if that’s where their problem ends, but Bayern are at a stage where they need to do everything to get back with the super powers. Real Madrid are still huge favouritesAfter their unconvincing start to the domestic season, where they currently are seven points behind league leaders Barcelona, questions were rightly asked of Real Madrid’s ability to defend their league and Champions League titles.Could it be the law of diminishing returns? Well, Real Madrid allayed those fears with a commanding performance against Borussia Dortmund at the Signal Iduna Park on Tuesday evening.In what was expected to be their biggest test of the season , at a ground they had never won before, the Champions League holders barely looked out of control as they secured their second win of the group stage with a 3-1 win.Dortmund maybe should have had an early penalty – which may have changed the game – but that was it. A victory for Real Madrid that showed that they are still a very formidable side, and massive favourites to do the unprecedented [email protected]: – Sometimes in football, you don’t win even if you create a lot more opportunities than your opponent.(@JanAageFjortoft) pic.twitter.com/qu7Cjf3imz— Viaplay Fotball (@ViaplayFotball) September 26, 2017Liverpool’s attack just as sick as their defenceAlmost everywhere you hear or read about Liverpool, there’s a swift reference to their defence. From how Jurgen Klopp has chopped and changed his centre back pairing to how he’s shuffled his goalkeepers. It’s not just that, there’s also been the question of how the midfielders and attackers do not give the right protection or support to the defence.One thing that is hardly questioned is their attack – WHY? Because they have some of the most devastating attacking options, with Mohamed Salah, Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, and even Daniel Sturridge on the bench.So when they visited Spartak Moscow at Otkrytie Arena on Tuesday, a flurry of goals were expected. It didn’t quite turn out as expected, or not totally at least.Liverpool conceded their customary goal after 23 minutes – they’ve now conceded in all of their last six matches; if Loris Karius could have done better to save Fernando’s free kick is a debate for another day. Eight minutes later, the Reds produced a scintillating moment of attacking play, Sadio Mane and Coutinho combining for the later to score the equaliser.Then came a truck load of chances, half chances, and could-have-been chances, yet, the goal never came. Liverpool ended the match with 16 shots, but just six of those were on target.While Jurgen Klopp should worry about the obvious problems in defence, the profligacy in front of goal can’t be overlooked either“We have to be more clinical – 100%,” said Klopp“To create all those chances and only score one goal feels average. It was a crazy game. What can I say? We created, created and created. Where is the real point for criticism? We tried with all we had. The effort was great.” Antonio Conte’s Chelsea ready to rub shoulders with big boysAfter winning the Premier League title in emphatic fashion last season, the big challenge for Antonio Conte was replicating, or at least coming close to that sort of level in the Champions League.Not made any better by Antonio Conte’s record in the Champions League, were he never really impressed while in charge at Juventus. There were doubts. And when they got grouped alongside Atletico Madrid – who have been one of the most consistent sides in the competition for the last 4 seasons – and AS Roma, there were even more doubts.They may have won a few people over with their 6-0 Matchday 1 win over Qarabag. But not many. After all, it was only Qarabag, a side making their maiden Champions League group stage appearance.Matchday 2 away at Atletico Madrid provided a real test as to how ready Chelsea were. And they showed they maybe more prepared than many think to rub shoulders with the bigger sides in Europe. Despite falling to a needless penalty conceded by David Luiz, Chelsea dusted themselves up quickly, equalising through Alvaro Morata and snatching the winner through Michy Batshuayi, who scored with the last kick of the match.
Submit Share LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 StumbleUpon Smoother ‘Next Off’ navigation, a clearer race overview and more detailed information about previous performances for each runner are just some of the improvements made to the horse racing coverage on LeoVegas.This is after LeoVegas implemented the new racing client from Kambi and improved race data from Timeform, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Paddy Power Betfair.Timeform specialises in collecting, analysing and packaging horse racing data and content for its customers. The revamped horse racing coverage on LeoVegas was released on 7 March, just a few days before the start of this year’s Cheltenham Festival.Bradley Callus, Sports Manager in Growth Markets for LeoVegas, made the following comments about the new horse racing setup.“The fresh new horse racing section on LeoVegas is complete with all the information, stats and form you need for a day at the races,” he said. “Once the punter has chosen the race they want to bet on, they are taken to the full race card with more available markets to bet on.“It is also significantly easier for the punter to move between one race and another, with each race categorised according to country, date and meeting.“The timing of this new product rollout was a clear indication of our new racing focus, inspired in part by our successful Cheltenham debut last year. In particular, the separated ‘Next Off’ navigation proved a real hit with our players during a busy week for LeoVegas.”The LeoVegas sportsbook is powered by Kambi, who saw two of its other clients, Unibet and 888, lead the way for overround % at Cheltenham 2018 according to Oddschecker insights on EGR Intel.The Festival was a big loss-maker for the sports betting industry after a succession of short-priced favourites, many of them Irish-trained, raced to victory over the four days of action. Related Articles Share
Xtremepush secures ‘OpenMarket’ supplier accreditation August 26, 2020 With just over three months to go until the doors open at Betting on Sports, time is running out for companies to book their spot.Giving the chance to meet and talk to over 160 gambling operators, Betting on Sports – which returns to Olympia London from 17-20 September – is now firmly established as the leading sports betting industry event. This time around, it is expected to attract 3,500 delegates – a 30 per cent increase on last year’s event.The exhibition floor was increased by 25 per cent to over 6,300 sqm, but already 85 per cent of this total space has been sold, highlighting that interest from exhibitors looking to showcase their latest products and innovations is at peak demand. Over 100 of the biggest platform providers, affiliates, operators and payment firms have already confirmed their places.Companies including OPTIMA, SG Digital, Golden Race, BetConstruct, SB Tech, FSB, Digitain, Betradar, Sporting Solutions and Intertops have all joined the exhibitor line-up, making it a must-attend event for the igaming industry. The return of the Payment Expert Forum has also led to an increased presence of payment sponsors and exhibitors such as Cardpay, Cryptopay, Ecommpay, Emerchantpay, HiPay, Pay360, Ozan, Processing.com, SticPay, and Trustly.Keith O’Loughlin, SVP Sportsbooks and Platforms at SG Digital, explained: “It’s a fantastic event. I don’t think there is any other event where you get all the key people from the industry in one place. It’s taken me 20 minutes to walk to one end of the exhibition as you keep meeting people that you know and want to speak to.”Meanwhile, exhibition stands hosted by Catena Media, Betgenius, Perform Group, Pinnacle and the Press Association will embrace the importance of producing engaging digital content and leveraging the power of sports data.Reflecting on last year’s event, Richard Gale, Head of UK at Catena Media, said: “The Betting on Sports conference was great. I thoroughly enjoyed it, with some great contacts and business coming out of it. Normally very sceptical of industry events to be honest, but this was the first time I’ve left wishing I’d spent more time at one!”Rasmus Sojmark, CEO and Founder of SBC, commented: “Following the huge success of Betting on Sports last year, we felt it necessary to increase the exhibition floor space to accommodate the number of companies looking to participate at this year’s event. Showcasing some of the biggest and best names in the industry shows why this event is such an important date in the calendar for these globally recognised brands.”For more information please go to the Betting on Sports website. For sponsorship or exhibition opportunities, please contact us on [email protected] StumbleUpon Kambi takes control of Churchill Downs BetAmerica sportsbook August 28, 2020 Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Submit Related Articles Share Share
StumbleUpon GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile August 25, 2020 Share Shay Segev – GVC HoldingsFTSE250 gambling technology group Playtech Plc has moved to strengthen its existing partnership with GVC Holdings, detailing that it has launched its entire casino content suite provisions across multiple GVC markets.The expanded agreement sees the UK, Spain, Italy and Georgia, become the latest markets in which GVC brands will service Playtech’s complete casino games portfolio.Replicating Ladbrokes and Coral customer engagements, in the UK GVC’s bwin and Sportingbet portals will feature an ‘exclusive casino tab’ populated with Playtech games.Backing Playtech provisions, Shay Segev, GVC’s Co-COO, stated: “Our strategic partnership with Playtech goes from strength to strength, driving growth in both of our businesses. Playtech’s content has already proved hugely popular with our customers where it is already live and we look forward to rolling it out in further markets over the coming months.”Entering 2019, GVC governance confirmed that the company would deepen its technical and technology led arrangement with Playtech Plc, the platform and systems lead for its acquired Ladbrokes and Coral UK assets.In its update, Playtech confirms that it will further work with GVC on ‘upcoming launches’ within regulated markets for 2019 and 2020.Playtech further details that it has begun working with GVC’s lead LATAM brand Betboo on Brazilian market projects, with stakeholders further highlighting a ‘significant opportunity’ in which to establish an omni-channel presence within Mexican and Columbian.Shimon Akad – PlaytechShimon Akad Playtech COO, said: “This programme of key launches represents the first stage of what we believe will be a significant, long-term partnership with GVC. GVC’s desire to bring Playtech’s products and services to all of its customers across its portfolio of leading brands underlines Playtech’s position as the preeminent technology partner in regulated and fast-growing markets.”“We have a longstanding partnership with GVC and we are pleased to see it grow. This deal is a real testament to the hard work of all our teams, especially the innovation of their content and services.” Related Articles GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Share Submit Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020
Share Netherlands Remote Gambling Act submitted for EC review July 15, 2020 Submit KSA draws up wishlist on casino games market surveillance July 13, 2020 StumbleUpon Kansspelautoriteit enters into MoU with Malta Gaming Authority August 28, 2020 Share Related Articles PSV Eindhoven has called upon its season-ticket holders to offer feedback on the potential for future commercial partnerships between the team and an online gambling company.Dutch newspaper Eindhovens Dagblad has confirmed that the football club had sent out letters to its fans requesting their views on gambling promotions, with a potential deal estimated to be worth between €1m (£900,000/$1.1m) and €1.5m per year.Harrie Timmermans, the chairman of the PSV Supporters’ Association, commented on the consultation: “We have had internal discussions about this.“It’s a bit of a grey area. This will soon be legal and will bring money to the club, but it is too easy to regard everything that brings in money as desirable.”It has also been reported that a number of the country’s top teams, including Ajax and Feyenoord, are also reviewing the possibility of striking partnerships with gambling operators. The news comes as Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Dutch regulator, is implementing further measures to open up the country’s gaming industry further. Back in March of this year, KSA set out to gather the opinions from the gambling industry and stakeholders regarding player protection measures as part of an industry-wide consultation.The country’s Senate approved the Remote Gaming Act after two and a half years of debate, with the Act due to come into force from July 1, 2020.