Pedestrian killed in Miami hit and run

first_imgA male pedestrian is now dead following a hit and run incident in Miami, Florida.The Miami-Dade Police Department, Traffic Homicide Unit, is investigating the incident.According to investigators, shortly after seven this morning, officers responded to a call of a pedestrian laying on the side of the roadway. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded and pronounced the victim dead on the scene. The police report that sometime late last night the pedestrian appeared to have been struck by an unknown vehicle traveling north on NW 72 Avenue.Investigators are asking for the help of the community if anyone has any information as to the vehicle or can identify/locate the individual responsible for this incident is urged to contact CrimeStoppers.last_img read more

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Pedestrian killed by Amtrak in Dania Beach

first_imgA pedestrian was struck and killed by a train, Friday afternoon, after trying to cross the railroad tracks in Dania Beach on Friday.The incident occurred just west of Interstate 95. The victim reportedly tried to cross the tracks just before the northbound Amtrak train arrived.The victim was not immediately identified.last_img

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Mother leaves children in car to drink at Margate bar

first_imgA Deerfield Beach mother was arrested in Margate after she left her two children alone in her car while she was drinking at a bar, police said.Crystal Chavez, 30, faces a charge of child neglect without great bodily harm.According to an arrest report, Chavez was at Jesse’s Xtreme Sports Bar last Wednesday while her children, ages 10 and 5, were in the car with the windows rolled up and the engine turned off for almost half an hour.Police accessed Chavez’s bar tab, which showed that she had an alcoholic shot.The children were placed in the care of Chavez’s friend, and Chavez was taken to jail.last_img read more

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CARICOM foreign ministers welcome border dispute developments in Belize & Guyana

first_imgST. GEORGE’S, Grenada – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) foreign ministers have welcomed the most recent developments in the border disputes involving Belize and Guyana.Belize congratulatedThe Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) which ended a two-day meeting here on Tuesday, congratulated Belize on the successful holding of its referendum on whether to take its border dispute with Guatemala to the International Court of Justice (ICJ).Belizeans voted on May 8 and the foreign ministers said they “welcomed the result of the referendum which opens the way to finally and definitively resolve the dispute arising from Guatemala’s claim at the ICJ in accordance with the Special Agreement.“The COFCOR reiterated its concern that the undertaking by both countries and the OAS, (Organization of American States) to engage in the design and development of a mechanism of cooperation for the Sarstoon River, remains outstanding. The Ministers called for both countries and the OAS to redouble their efforts in this respect.”The foreign ministers also expressed support for the “continuous and critical role of the OAS in the process aimed at resolving the dispute arising from Guatemala’s claims on Belize and further called on the international community to continue supporting the OAS Office in the Adjacency Zone”.The communique issued after the foreign ministers meeting noted that they “emphasized their unflinching support for the sovereignty, territorial integrity and security of Belize”.Updated re Guyana-Venezuela border disputeThe communique said that the ministers were also updated on the most recent developments between Guyana and Venezuela.It recalled that Caribbean leaders at their inter-sessional summit in St. Kitts in February had “expressed support for the judicial process underway which was intended to bring a peaceful and definitive end to the long standing controversy and which was in accordance with the principles and purposes of the United Nations Charter…”But the foreign ministers “noted with regret that Venezuela had failed to submit to the ICJ, a Counter-Memorial on the Jurisdiction of the Court by 18 April 2019 as required by the Court, and has reiterated to the Court “the decision of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela not to participate in the written procedure“The Foreign Ministers emphasized that the proceedings of the ICJ were in the interest of an early resolution of the issues before it, and of regional peace and security – purposes to which they were all committed,” the communique noted, adding that they “reiterated the Community’s firm and unswerving support for the maintenance and preservation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Guyana”.last_img read more

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Jamaica Grabs Silver and Bronze in 4×400 Relays to Close World…

first_imgDOHA, Qatar, CMC – Jamaica’s 4×400 men and women’s relay teams copped silver and bronze respectively to bring the curtains down on the 2019 IAAF World Championships at Khalifa Stadium on Sunday.The men’s team of Akeem Bloomfield, Nathon Allen, Terry Ricardo Thomas and Demis Gaye ran a season’s best time of 2:57.90 to finish second behind the United States who clocked a world-leading 2:56.69.The result meant that Jamaica ended the meet ranking third on the medal table with 12 medals: three gold, five silver and four bronze. Kenya was ranked second with five gold and a total of 11 medals, while the United States had a leading number of 29 medals total.While there was no doubt as to who claimed the top two spots in the women’s 4×400, there was some controversy surrounding Jamaica women’s third-placed finish and they were only awarded the bronze medal following a protest after initially being disqualified.The United States were comfortable winners in a world-leading 3:18.92, with Poland second in 3:21.89.Jamaica’s quartet of Anastasia Le-Roy, Tiffany James, Stephenie Ann McPherson and Shericka Jackson crossed the line in third, but was disqualified for a changeover violation.Great Britain, who originally finished fourth, was then bumped up to third.However, the Jamaican team appealed the decision and the bronze medal was eventually reinstated.Britain launched a counter appeal against Jamaica’s reinstatement, but after a period of uncertainty as to who would pick up the bronze medal, the appeal was dismissed.Danielle Williams’ had earlier given Jamaica their 10th medal of the Championships when she finished third in the women’s 100 metre hurdles.Her time of 12.47 was just behind the 12.46 clocked by USA’s Kendra Harrison, who was second. Her compatriot Nia Ali won the event in a time of 12.34 seconds.In other results, Jamaica’s Chanice Porter was eighth in the women’s long jump with a leap of 6.56 metres and Olympic gold medalist Keshorn Walcott was a disappointing 11th in the men’s javelin with a throw of 77.47.last_img read more

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D’Tigers Defeat Senegal To Reach AfroBasket Final

first_imgPoints Per Quarter1st: Nigeria 15-12 Senegal2nd: Nigeria 19-17 Senegal3rd: Nigeria 18-16 Senegal4th: Nigeria 24-26 Senegal Defending champions, D’Tigers of Nigeria have defeated co-host Senegal 76-71 to reach the 2017 FIBA AfroBasket championship final.In a keenly contested semi-final game in Tunis, Bryant Mbamalu was Nigeria’s marksman with 19 points while the duo of Ike Iroegbu and captain Ike Diogu provided 18 and 17 points respectively.Nigeria will now face another co-host Tunisia in the final on Saturday. More to follow shortly…RelatedD’Tigers Fall To Host Country Tunisia In AfroBasket FinalSeptember 16, 2017In “National Team”2017 AfroBasket: Unstoppable D’Tigers Cruise Past MaliSeptember 10, 2017In “National Team”FIBA WC: Local Players Get Call-Ups For Final Qualification Round in AbidjanFebruary 15, 2019In “FIBA”last_img read more

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Carlos Hernández Rivera steps down as head of DGOJ Spain

first_img Submit Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 Share Share Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Related Articles Andrea Vota – Jdigital’s challenge of Spanish restrictions is led by logic and rationale August 13, 2020 StumbleUpon Carlos Hernández RiveraSpanish gambling regulator ‘la Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego’ (DGOJ) has confirmed that Carlos Hernández Rivera has stepped down as its Director General.The Spanish Council of Ministers announced the departure of Hernández Rivera as its DGOJ leader last Friday, and have begun the search for his replacement.Hernández Rivera a former state counsellor in the field of technology and innovation ends his three-year tenure as Director General of the DGOJ.  Prior to becoming the head of the Spanish gambling regulatory body, Hernández Rivera had worked as state lawyer for the Ministry of Justice advising multiple government and commercial entities.The Council of Ministers thanked Hernández Rivera for his contribution in progressing Spanish gambling regulations and overall agenda for both retail and online gambling sectors.Hernández Rivera has returned to his former legal placement as a state lawyer. The DGOJ will update the market and Spanish gambling stakeholders on the appointment of its leadership successor.last_img read more

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Coral bags title sponsorship of Punchestown Gold Cup

first_img Related Articles GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Share UK bookmaker Coral has been confirmed as the new title sponsor of the Punchestown Gold Cup (Wednesday 26 April – County Kildare Ireland).As part of its contribution to the Punchestown Festival (25-29 April), Coral has boosted the Gold Cup prize fund by €50,000 to €250,000. The Gold Cup which dates back to the 1960’s is widely considered Punchestown Festival’s flagship race.The Punchestown Festival is Ireland’s biggest racing event and will be broadcast live on TV by RTE Sports. As a premium festival partner Coral, will receive heightened brand coverage during the four-day Festival period.Simon Clare, PR Director at Coral said of his company’s decision to sponsor the Punchestown Gold Cup, “we are both proud and excited to be able to associate the Coral name with such a prestigious Irish jump race, and we are looking forward to working with the Punchestown team to promote this year’s contest, and those in years to come. The Punchestown Festival is one of the biggest betting weeks of the year and we are thrilled to be involved in it.”Janet Creighton, Head of Sponsorship at Punchestown, “Coral first sampled the sponsorship experience at Punchestown on the final day of the 2016 festival and have returned this year as title sponsors at one of the most prestigious fixtures on the Irish sporting calendar. I certainly think that shows their commitment to Punchestown and indeed to Irish racing. We look forward to working alongside the Coral team to ensure delivery of a very rewarding sponsorship experience for them.” SportCaller teams up with Coral for Racing Super Series launch August 12, 2020 Share Workforce wellbeing leads GVC Holdings retail reopening  June 9, 2020last_img read more

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Breon Corcoran – Paddy Power Betfair considering all options to build a Global Legacy

first_img Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Breon Corcoran has told Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) investors and the media that his company will not shy away from corporate acquisitions, as he expects further consolidation within the global gambling market.Speaking to investors following the presentation of PPB’s full-year 2016 results, Corcoran detailed that PPB governance was keeping an eye on market M&A activity, despite undertaking the integration of combined assets and operations following the completion of its £7 billion merger.Aware of changing market conditions, Corcoran details that PPB governance will consider potential acquisitions that will boost the FTSE100 betting operator’s ‘international footprint’.“We have the right to consider most of these things. We’re in a market-leading position in the UK, in Ireland, in Australia and in the United States, so diversifying our international footprint is important.” Corcoran commented“If we were to do something and the right asset came up and it was international and gaming focused, it would be interesting.”Presenting PPB’s 2017 corporate strategy, Corcoran detailed that the enlarged operator would focus on three core dynamics to help achieve its long-term growth.Moving forward PPB will look to; ‘capitalise on its enhanced scale’ producing optimal customer services, products and pricing. Continuing its merger integration, PPB will ‘combine best individual legacy assets’ focusing on creating best-in-class operational processes.Finally, PPB will look to establish itself at the outright betting multi-channel industry leader for the UK & Ireland by ‘optimising its brand position’Closing his statement to investors, Corcoran detailed that having merged two leading UK tier-1 operators in a ‘transformative 2016’, PPB would now have to create ‘its own legacy’ within the global gambling market. Share Related Articles Share StumbleUpon GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 Submitlast_img read more

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TXODDS lands sponsorship deal with PDC player Daryl Gurney

first_img StumbleUpon Submit Related Articles Share Low6 targets millennials with PDC Picks June 4, 2020 Share Stats Perform locks up ‘Big May’ by adding esports and darts content  April 30, 2020 ATP Tennis makes virtual sports debut with IMG ARENA March 30, 2020 Just over a month after confirming its first ever sponsorship deal with British boxer Tommy Langford, TXODDS has announced a new deal with darts player Daryl Gurney.Gurney, who is in the top 20 on the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) Order of Merit for 2017, will be showcasing the TXODDS logo on his chest for the biggest televised tournaments.The Northern Irishman enjoyed a breakthrough weekend in Barnsley last month after beating Kim Huybrechts 6-3 to claim his first ranking title at the Players Championship Seven and a prize of £10,000. This followed on quickly from his run to the semi-finals of the Coral UK Open in March.Gurney said: “I am absolutely thrilled to have landed this sponsorship deal with TXODDS, which makes the world of difference to me with my aim of breaking into the top 16 of the world in 2017.”TXODDS commented: “As a British company, TXODDS enjoys all British sports and wishes to promote its support and interest in them. This sponsorship will complement the free tournament previews from our darts expert, who will also be reviewing all of Daryl’s games on the TXODDS website.”In December 2016, Gurney reached the quarter finals of the World Championships for the first time after beating Mark Webster. He departed in the last eight to eventual winner Michael van Gerwen.last_img read more

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