Known for his soulful vibe and smoky-sweet, bourbon-on-the-rocks vocals, Beres Hammond returns to the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, August 6, at 7:30 p.m.Grammy award winner Considered by many to be Jamaica’s greatest practicing singer-songwriter, Beres Hammond has received Grammy Award nominations for his albums Music is Life and One Love, One Life.His many top hits include “Tempted to Touch,” “Double Trouble,” “Putting Up Resistance” and “Not Over Until It’s Done.”With what he estimates to be 25 albums to his name, Beres Hammond is the recipient of the Order of Jamaica for his contribution to the nation’s music industry. Rolling Stone Magazine noted, “A specialist in intimate love songs often told from the viewpoint of the blue-collar, ‘common man,’ Hammond has been described as his country’s Marvin Gaye, and also its Springsteen.”King of Lover’s Rock Often labeled the King of Lover’s Rock, Hammond’s rich and flavorful delivery has been compared to the passion of Sam Cooke and the gut-wrenching grit of Otis Redding. He points to other great Jamaican entertainers as major influences. These include Leroy Sibbles, former lead singer for the Heptones; velvety vocalist Ken Boothe, and rock steady pioneer Alton Ellis.Of a recent performance in the Jamaican resort, Negril, the Jamaica Gleaner reported, “Beres Hammond was in his usual fine form…the women who had gathered at the front of the stage melted, stretching their hands out, beckoning Hammond to touch them. There were intervals where Hammond danced, jumped and rocked, much to the delight of his fans.”EvergreenFor the past 15 years Hammond has performed regularly in South Florida. He made his breakthrough performance at the James L. Knight Center in Miami in 2002 to an enthusiastic sold out house. Since then each of his frequent performances has been greeted. with tremendous frenzied enthusiasm. “Beres’ music and performance is evergreen,” said Judith Haven, who first saw Hammond perform in that 2002 Miami performace.Copyright 2017 – Caribbean National Weekly News
A group of human rights lawyers has called on President Jovenel Moise to reconsider his appointment of several people to the top positions within the Haitian Armed Forces (FAD’H).In a statement, the Office of International Lawyers (BAI), said it had taken note of the press release naming the officers by President Moise. “The BAI is not surprised that, without regard to the many innocent victims of the bloody coup of September 30, 1991Moise took the responsibility of appointing the high level staff of people with a tainted past including those engaged in torturing and sentenced in absentia at the Raboteau massacre in Gonaïves on 16 November 2000.”According to the statement, announcing the appointments, Brigade General Sadrac Saintil has been named Chief of General Staff with Colonel Jonas Jean as Inspector General, Colonel Jean-Robert Gabriel and Colonel Derby Guerrier as Assistants Chief of Staff with Colonel Joseph Jacques Thomas as Secretary of the General Staff and Colonel Fontane Beaubien the member of the Staff of the Commander-in-Chief.But in the statement, the BAI said that the Minister of Defense, Hervé Denis, “cannot pretend ignorance of the judgment and sentence in absentia of Colonel Jean Robert Gabriel, since this judgment was published in the columns of the official journal of the Republic, Le Moniteur of Thursday, November 23, 2000”.It said that Denis had assured that all members of the General Staff were clean and had all been subject to a vetting.Regarding BAI’s charges against Colonel Gabriel, the Minister is reported to have indicated that “there is nothing negative against him in the vetting regarding the violation of human rights”.
Professor Dale Webber, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Graduate Studies and Research at The University of the West Indies (UWI) has been appointed principal of the Mona Campus in Jamaica effective October 1 this year.According to a release from the university, his appointment was approved by Chancellor Robert Bermudez, on behalf of the University Council, following a recommendation from Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Hilary Beckles.Webber, who The UWI said has had a distinguished career in Coastal Ecology and Environmental Management and a strong and consistent record of teaching; graduate supervision, administration and research excellence, which spans 30 years of service with the university will be succeeding Professor Archibald McDonald.
Operator CEOs head speaker line-up for Latin America’s largest virtual betting and gaming conference May 28, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Submit SIS grows Latin American footprint through Betcris deal August 12, 2020 Share Growth hungry PandaScore nets back-to-back client wins July 20, 2020 Share Snooker legend Ronnie O’Sullivan will be a key speaker at the inaugural SBC Snooker Forum in London on 4 September.The invite only event, supported by bookmaker BetCris, will see the snooker icon discuss the relationship between the sport and the betting industry and also demonstrate the skills that made him the best in the world.O’Sullivan commented: “I am also delighted to be working with BetCris and I look forward to helping them to grow and promote their brand globally. The SBC Snooker Forum in Marylebone is the perfect opportunity to engage with the industry and discuss how betting and snooker work together.”Hilly Erlich of BetCris added: “We love SBC’s events so we are pleased we are able to launch our association with the world famous Ronnie O’Sullivan. As such an iconic sportsman, Ronnie is one of the few players that transcends the sport so we are really happy that we can count him as a member of Team BetCris.”Rasmus Sojmark, Founder of SBC, was also pleased to have such a good name to ensure the continued success of the SBC Forum events: “SBC was founded on its social networking events, and these exclusive SBC Forums are a natural evolution of that traditional format. “Each Forum will be a high level, invite only event with discussion of a major trend for the industry and to be able to feature the most famous snooker player of our time in Ronnie O’Sullivan is a great way to kick things off the week before SBC’s Betting on Sports conference 12-15 September at Olympia Conference Centre in London.”To find out more about the SBC Snooker Forum, and register your interest go here: http://sbcevents.co.uk/sbc-snooker-forum/SBC Snooker Forum is organised by SBC Events in cooperation with BetCris. SBC Events is part of the SBC Global group of companies, which works with industry leaders to develop the sports and sports betting industries. Services include news coverage, knowledge creation, marketing and product consultancy, conferences, seminars and industry awards.
Related Articles ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual August 20, 2020 SBC’s Charlie Cole sits atop the League of Legends, as the Premiership heads into yet another international break.Gameweek 11 saw Cole record 53 points, the same as James Birch who trails in second, with Mohamed Salah’s 15 points making him the side’s top scorer. Manchester City duo Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling chipped in with eight and five respectively, however, things could’ve been much better had Harry Kane (4 points) not carried the captain’s armband.Amongst the movers and shakers in the upper echelons of the league is David Lees, who’s 61 points saw him leapfrog several places into the top ten despite also having Spurs striker Kane installed as captain. Salah, who along with Bournemouth defender Steve Cook earned the highest round score of 15 points, top scored once again, backed up by Chelsea’s Cesar Azpilicueta (12) and Watford playmaker Richarlison (7), as Lees charged into seventh spot.SBC’s Conall McCabe also took advantage of some lacklustre scores to climb up to 20th in the standings, courtesy of a 67 point haul. Almost half of his total was acquired by captain Salah (30), while Alvaro Morata’s goalscoring exploits in Chelsea’s 1-0 victory over Manchester United earned the Spanish striker 8 points.This week’s top scorer comes from the side currently ranked at 33 in the League of Legends, as Tony Kershaw, rather fortuitously, romped to 70 points. With captain Dele Alli out injured it was vice captain Salah (30) who earned the double points duty, back up by Morata (8), Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey (6) and Burnley defender Matt Lowton (6).A North London derby kicks off round 12 of the Premier League after the international break, as Mauricio Pochettino takes his side to the Emirates. Elsewhere, Manchester City travel to Leicester City, Manchester United welcome Newcastle United to Old Trafford and the league’s basement side Crystal Palace will hope to snatch their second win of the season at home to Everton. StumbleUpon Submit Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Share Share MansionBet adds Bristol City to sponsorship portfolio August 20, 2020
Share Kambi takes control of Churchill Downs BetAmerica sportsbook August 28, 2020 Nearly 150 of the biggest sports betting operators, platform providers, affiliates and payments firms will be setting up camp in the biggest ever Betting on Sports exhibition.Held from 18-21 September at Olympia London, #boscon2018 will feature 6,300 sqm of exhibition space. This area has been expanded to house at least 140 exhibitors over two floors, while there will be no fewer than eight dedicated networking areas to facilitate business, networking and 1-on-1 meetings between delegates.As well as leading operators such as Pinnacle and Betway, the star-studded exhibition lineup extends to some of the best platform providers the industry has to offer, including OPTIMA, SG Digital, Bit8, BetConstruct, SB Tech, Kambi, FSB, GiG, Digitain and Sporting Solutions, as well as virtual sports focused Kiron, VSoftCo and Golden Race.Meanwhile, #boscon2018 will embrace the importance of producing engaging digital content and leveraging the power of sports data through exhibition stands hosted by Catena Media, Perform Group, Sportradar and the Press Association.Finally, there will be a huge nod to the payments technology underpinning the sports betting industry. This includes a stand for HiPay, Wirecard, ECOMMPAY and Trustly, who have enjoyed the successful 2018 launch of Pay N Play in-banner betting, a product which offsets high marketing costs by decreasing abandonment rates at the registration stage.Renaud Baudry, Marketing & Product Manager for iGaming at HiPay, said: “HiPay is exhibiting at Betting on Sports for the second time in 2018. From a payment provider point of view, getting to such events is the best way to keep up with one of the most dynamic and fast growing industries – sports.“The Betting on Sports agenda presents a unique opportunity to set up meetings with the industry’s leaders, share moments during networking events and learn from the high quality conferences.“I’m convinced that this year’s event will once against blow everyone’s mind thanks to the work of the SBC team, who have once again succeeded in gathering C-levels in the best London venues in a friendly atmosphere within a few exciting days.”Sam Barrett, Director of Gaming at Trustly, added: “Trustly has been exhibiting at the Betting on Sports event for a number of years and seen first hand how it has continued to expand and improve year on year with high quality exhibitors, delegates and networking opportunities. We are looking forward to the Betting on Sports Week this September and the opportunity to talk to old and new clients.”Sergey Harutyunyan, Chief Business Officer at BetConstruct, commented: : “Excited and inspired, BetConstruct team travels to London, UK from September 18 – 21 for this year’s Betting on Sports Conference.“We will showcase a number of our improved sports betting offerings, data feed solution and products licensed in UK, Spain, France, Malta and other over 10 countries. Making sure that the visitors find their stop at our stand worthwhile, we will show the enhanced versions of our White Label Sportsbook and Virtual Sports Software, as well as tell more about Spring BME.“BOSCON 2018 is an excellent opportunity to come together with the global gaming community. Joining the exhibition alongside the conference we are looking forward to talking sports and betting with the peers and sharing insights on challenges of the global industry.”For enquiries regarding sponsorship or exhibition opportunities, please contact us on [email protected] are available at the excellent Early Bird Discount rate HERE. Share StumbleUpon Related Articles Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Submit Xtremepush secures ‘OpenMarket’ supplier accreditation August 26, 2020
StumbleUpon Share David Lampitt, Sportradar: F1 presents betting’s most sizeable opportunity August 14, 2020 Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Related Articles Share Sportradar combats social media abuse with player protection solution August 17, 2020 Submit Borussia Dortmund has united with Sportradar to relaunch its own OTT platform, BVB-TV.The much adored German Bundesliga side, will work with its new partner and end-to-end solution provider to allow fans to gain a unique insight into the club, providing them a platform that hosts both free video content, as well as a subscription service for premium content, which is accessible for €1,99 per month. Commenting on the new BVB-TV, the club’s CMO Carsten Cramer stated: “At our club, we love to provide our fans with the most engaging ways to connect with our matches and our players. The best fans deserve the best. “We revisited our OTT platform and decided we wanted more from it. Sportradar really captured our imagination, and we are excited to be rolling out this new and improved BVB-TV offering for the new season.”The OTT platform will also host Borussia Dortmund’s friendly matches live and will showcase exclusive footage related to the Borussia players. It will also have a premium option which will include full match replays and game highlights, immediately after the final whistle, as well as behind the scenes programming.Following a three-month period conceptualising and rolling out the service, Sportradar will provide to Borussia Dortmund all components of their end-to-end OTT solution. This includes a front-end user experience aligned with the Borussia corporate identity, stable video management system, full content delivery into different BVB output channels, such as web, mobile, social media and content syndication to BVB’s main club TV sponsor, Deutsche Telekom. Due to Sportradar’s data expertise, all replays on BVB-TV will include user-friendly access to a range of statistics and functionalities. This will deliver all the insights of a second screen experience, right on the platform’s primary screen, including cue-point indication for the game’s most important events, as well as dynamic stats overlays, which are synchronised minute by minute.
Share ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual August 20, 2020 Submit Real Betis selects Betway as its official shirt sponsor August 10, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Betway and Dafabet grow La Liga sponsorship portfolios August 14, 2020 Related Articles Online bookmaker Betway has strengthened its esports presence, inking a deal with the Invictus Gaming (IG) team for the upcoming Dota 2 pro season, including this month’s The International 2018.Under the terms of the agreement Betway is to have exclusive access to the team for content creation purposes, whilst IG is to also have the bookies logo emblazoned on its Dota 2 jerseys for the duration of the year-long sponsorship.Representing its first steps in Dota 2, this deal marks a strengthening of Betway’s esports footprint after striking a sponsorship deal for the upcoming CS:GO Major in September.Betway’s Anthony Werkman commented: “We are delighted to seal this sponsorship deal with Invictus Gaming, which marks our entry into the Dota 2 market.“A strong brand with a rich history in esports, Invictus Gaming are one of the few teams to win The International, and we are extremely proud to bring them into the Betway family. After seeing incredible success in CSGO, we can’t wait to replicate our market leading content in Dota 2 through this landmark partnership. Earlier this year, Betway announced five new esports sponsorships, including the CS:GO Pro League and the aforementioned CS:GO Major, as well as sponsoring the Brazilian esports brand MIBR.
Submit Sportradar combats social media abuse with player protection solution August 17, 2020 Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Share Share Rainer Geier – SportradarSports data, content and media rights distributor Sportradar has announced the launch of its revamped ‘next-level’ OTT solution at the Sportel Monaco sports media convention.The technology firm has developed a new engine which seamlessly connects its wide range of sports data with video capability within clients’ multiple distribution channels.Sportradar was one of the first technology firms to offer a dedicated OTT sports content solution, allowing stakeholders to generate new revenue channels from their existing media rights.Operating the service for 15-years, Sportradar has significantly expanded its OTT partners, with a client portfolio which includes The WRC, Deutsche Telekom, LAOLA1.tv, ITF Davis Cup and Fed Cup, ITTF, EuroHockey and the IMMAF.Updating stakeholders, Sportradar Managing Director for OTT services, Rainer Geier, said: “Having data and video together is crucial if you want to supply an OTT solution in this technological day and age.“With over 15 years of global AV and sports data experience, we have already developed the industry’s leading media ecosystem. This has enabled us to build on our truly dynamic and trusted end-to-end OTT solution with a stable technical basis for clients to manage multiple channels, control video strategy, maximise digital platforms, leverage local and global marketing, provide enriching customer data, increase rights value and therefore generate new revenue streams.”In its update, Sportradar informs that it will move to integrate its latest OTT solution across all new and existing partners.The technology and data firm outlines a number of benefits and innovative features for its OTT clients and their content distribution needs.These include configurable extensions for mobile and Smart TV apps, the development of a deep data recommendation engines, automated data for reporting and monitoring, and extensive personalisation features.Geier added: “Video is still the most important distribution channel and content is king, so offering more engagement options through one trusted, innovative and flexible solution will help our clients meet the demands of the modern-day sports fan who want seamless accessibility, engagement and gamification, personalisation and a stable user experience.” David Lampitt, Sportradar: F1 presents betting’s most sizeable opportunity August 14, 2020
SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Related Articles Submit Share Share Better Collective cautious on quick recovery as COVID drags growth momentum August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Xtremepush secures ‘OpenMarket’ supplier accreditation August 26, 2020 A record 32 different companies were recognised for excellence in the sports and gaming industries at last night’s SBC Awards ceremony in London, with bet365 once again taking home the Bookmaker of the Year prize.On a night of festive-themed celebration for the industry, bet365 stole the show in front of 700 attendees at The Artillery Garden, before Sergey Portnov, CEO of Parimatch, was given the biggest individual accolade after being named Leader of the Year.There were five multiple winners including William Hill, who retained its Racing Bookmaker of the Year title and landed the inaugural Retail Bookmaker of the Year prize.The other multiple winners were SG Digital (Standalone Platform Provider of the Year and Best Live Betting Product), Betgenius (Esports Supplier of the Year and Innovation of the Year in partnership with Sportcast), Betradar (Best Live Streaming Product and Best Sports Data Product), and the now five-time Bookmaker of the Year – bet365.The Stoke-based gambling giant, who recently reported full-year betting and gaming revenues (year ending March 2018) of more than £2.7 billion, was also successful in the Best Affiliate Partner Scheme category, while beating Sky Betting and Gaming (SB&G) to the Football Bookmaker of the Year prize.However, SB&G was recognised for putting on the Marketing Campaign of the Year, edging out Catena Media, who subsequently collected Affiliate of the Year. Better Collective was the other big affiliate winner after picking up Best Affiliate Product Innovation.For a full list of winners at SBC Awards 2018, click here.Andrew McCarron, Managing Director at SBC, commented: “Congratulations to everyone who has been recognised for excellent performance by the Sports Betting Community. This year the quality and quantity of entries increased dramatically so all the winners had to work exceptionally hard to stand out from their competition. And congratulations to Sergey Portnov at Parimatch for being crowned Leader of the Year. It was well deserved.”Parimatch’s Sergey Portnov picked up the Leader of the Year Award after a very successful 2018. Portnov, who has transformed the company since his arrival in 2011 at the age of 23, has put his energy into switching Parimatch from offline to online focused, expanding the company’s R&D department from five to 200 people in just a few years. Under his leadership, the company has not just become a united team with shared values of unity, integrity, and responsibility, but moved towards a greater level of transparency – both internally and externally. Portnov has also decentralised activities to provide more power to his regional teams.A sponsorship deal with UFC complements the ongoing support of a dozen sports clubs, associations, and federations in various countries for Parimatch, while a commitment to transparency has seen the introduction of TED-like strategic sessions twice a year.The award comes at the end of a hugely successful year for Parimatch, who saw registered users increase by almost a quarter and bets per day reach a peak of more than 1,000,000 – representing a year-on-year increase of 40%.Portnov said: “Parimatch has come a long a way in a short period of time. We are ambitious and want to continue to grow our brand and offer. These awards are a recognition of the hard work of all our staff and their belief in our vision for the business.”