King fails to make Wimbledon cut

first_imgBarbadian Darian King just failed to make the main draw of Wimbledon when he was beaten by the Czech Republic’s Lukas Rosol in the final of the Gentleman’s Singles Qualifiers in England.The match, which took place on Thursday, saw Rosol winning 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.Rosol, who is ranked 113 in the world, beat Rafael Nadal at the 2012 tournament when he reached the third round.He has been ranked as high as 26.King has a ranking of 119.He defeated Italy’s Lorenzo Giustino 6-4 6-0 and the United States’ Bradley Klahn 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 en route to the final.last_img read more

South Florida Cricket Round Up: Rain Cancels 40 over competition

first_imgRain washed out the South Florida Cricket Alliance 40 over competition on Sunday May 20th as fields were left completely water logged. Point Standing to Date Are: Lauderhill Jammers – 27 St. Bess – 22Port St. Lucie – 16Tropics United – 12Palm Beach Titans – 5Ambassadors – 0Southshore – 0last_img

South Florida Cricket Round-up: Lauderhill Jammers wins South Florida Cricket Alliance…

first_imgLauderhill Jammers emerged the victors in the 2018 South Florida Cricket Alliance Finals played last weekend at the John Stretch Park.The Jammers batted first after winning the toss and managed to reach 158 off their 40-overs.  Jammers opening pair, Timmy Surujbally and Omari Williams, added a quick 66 to the board before the fall of the first wicket.Surujbally scored 53, which included a knock of 4 fours and 2 sixes off 41 balls before he was bowled. Williams added 25, which included two fours, before the fall of the second wicket at 95.Keniel Irvin added 22 to take the score to 133 for 3, but thereafter, it was a steady procession of batsmen heading back to the pavilion. Morgan went for 21 with the score at136 for 4 and he was followed by last week century maker Gavin Wallace at 137 for 5.M. Johnson added a mere 8 with the score at139 for 6 while E. Watson went for duck with the score at 147 for 7. R. Sharma added a platry 2 at 151 for 8 while G. Campbell scored a mere 3 at 153 for 9 as the Jammers ended their final play all out for 158.Bowling for St. Bess, Sherwlyn Powell bagged three for-39 while Chrishna Graham took 2 for 14. Masood Mohammed and Brian Gayle also grabbed 2 for 29 and 2 for 33, respectively. In reply and chasing a modest total, St. Bess did not fare any better with their first wicket falling at 18-1 as Clevon Sailsman went for a mere 8. The only two batsmen who managed to get into double figures were O’Brian Jones, who scored 38, which included 2 fours; and Vickram Kumar, who added 30, which included 1 four. Bowling Jammers to victory, the leg spinner from Pakistan, Rajesh Sharma, stunned the St. Bess batsmen picking up 4 wickets for 26, including a maiden from his allotted 8 overs. Elvis Watson bagged 2 for 26.St. Bess was unable to recover, and they were all bowled out for 154, giving the Lauderhill Jammer a four-run victory and bragging rights for the 2018 season.last_img read more

Surtax plan audit highlights Broward County’s transportation achievements

first_imgThe State of Florida’s Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability (OPPAGA) contracted with MGT Consulting Group to complete a performance audit of Broward County’s proposed Local Option Transportation Surtax Plan. No material deficiencies discerned The audit revealed no material deficiencies in any of the key aspects tested, and in fact, highlighted the County’s operational and performance achievements.Broward County voters will have a chance to vote on the proposed surtax on November 6, 2018.Purpose of surtax The 30-year surtax is intended to provide a dedicated source of funding for countywide transportation system improvements planned well into 2049, including nearly 476 road projects and over 700 projects requested by municipalities in Broward County. The plan includes greenways, bike lanes and pedestrian amenities, improved routes and overall transit service, proposed light rail on high-ridership corridors, funding for community shuttles and on-demand transportation for persons with disabilities (Paratransit), and school zone safety improvements.The OPPAGA audit, required by state law, examined Broward County’s programs and processes related to the planning, development, operation and maintenance of roads and bridges, bus systems, fixed guideway rapid transit systems and on-demand transportation services. The six key aspects tested and key findings were:Economy, Efficiency and Effectiveness – No opportunity for improvement was identified.Structure or Design – Organizational structures are clearly defined and administrative costs are minimized; staffing levels appear to be reasonable.Methods of Providing Services and Products – the projects tested were executed efficiently.Goals, Objectives and Performance Measures – Transportation and Public Works program goals and objectives are clearly stated, measurable, can be achieved within budget and are consistent with the County’s strategic plan; performance measures are sufficient and internal controls are in place.  No opportunities for improvement were identified.Adequacy of Public Documents and Reports – processes are in place to ensure that program performance and cost information is provided to the public.Process for Ensuring Compliance with Policies, Rules and Laws – processes are in place to assess compliance with laws and regulations; contracts, grants and policies.  No opportunities for improvement were identified.The audit report suggested that Broward County include additional measures of workload and productivity to further validate staffing levels against the volume of need and improve public access to program performance and cost information for capital projects related to transportation. Broward County Administrator Bertha Henry said the constructive findings in the audit will be incorporated as part of the County’s ongoing commitment to continuous improvement.“The audit’s conclusions offer assurances to the public and taxpayers that Broward County is a responsible steward of public funds,” said Henry.If passed by voters on November 6, the surtax revenue will leverage up to $3 billion from federal, state and other sources, funding which has previously been awarded to other communities due to Broward County’s lack of long-term financing for transportation. It is estimated that approximately 30 percent of revenues would be paid by non-Broward residents and visitors.last_img read more

Jamaica Reporting Increased Notification of Dengue Fever

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Jamaica last month recorded a total of more than 140 notifications of dengue fever with the island’s Chief medical officer, Dr. Dr Jacqueline Bisasor McKenzie, saying the figure was significantly higher than the same period last year.Speaking on a television programme here Monday, Dr. McKenzie said that the increased figure could be attributed to the prevailing drought conditions.She told television viewers that the number of suspected dengue cases recorded for three out of the last five years has been “above the monthly mean, and comparing this year to last year, we have been way above.”She said the Ministry of Health has been receiving more notifications, describing them “as the tip of the iceberg.“For July, we had about 140 something notifications that were fitting…the definitions (and0 so would be classified as suspected dengue. Last year we were in the region of 20, 30 and we know people have to store water but you have to cover the containers so as to prevent the mosquitoes from getting in there and laying their eggs.“Every case of dengue has the potential to become serious and to result in death,” she warned.Last week, the Washington-based Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) warned of what it describes as “the complex situation” of dengue in Latin America and the Caribbean.It said that the region is currently experiencing “a new epidemic cycle of the disease” after two years of low incidence.According to the latest PAHO epidemiological update, during the first seven months of 2019, more than two million people contracted the disease, and 723 died.PAHO said another characteristic of the current epidemic is that children under the age of 15 appear to be among the most affected.last_img read more

Nigerian Starlet Signs Four-Year Deal With Leicester City

first_imgRelated Former Golden Eaglet player and FIFA U-17 World Cup winner, Habib Makanjuola has joined Leicester City on a four-year deal.The 18-year-old youngster, who had previously played for Chelsea U-16’s and Birmingham U-17s, impressed the club at his trials and will immediately join up with Leicester’s U-23 team.last_img

Fixture Schedulers Are ‘Enemies’ Of English Football – Conte

first_imgRelatedConte To Mourinho: You Should Face Your TeamOctober 19, 2017In “England”SCO Angers vs EA GuingampJune 30, 2017Similar postChelsea Midfielder Ruled Out Of Action For ‘Another Three Weeks’October 13, 2017In “England” Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has moaned about the crippling fixture schedule English clubs have to contend with adding that it is a major reason why there has been little or no success in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) in recent times.The Stamford Bridge outfit were the last English club to reach the UCL final during the 2011/12 season. They went on to win the competition.He further called on the schedulers to try and change something about the schedule.Conte and his Chelsea team face a long trip back from Azerbaijan ahead of their crucial league clash with Liverpool at Anffield on Saturday evening as they bid to stay in touch with leaders Manchester City, who are 9 points ahead.Speaking at his pre-match press conference ahead of the Qarabag game, Conte said: “Whoever prepares the fixtures must try to change something.”“I think this is the best way for English football.” he added.Conte further said: “For a lot of time, there isn’t an English team playing a final in the Champions League. Why is this?“The teams are very strong and every team has the possibility to go through to the Champions League final.“I don’t like to find excuses or alibis, but this is the reality. Sometimes I think it’s right to give respect for our job.” he concluded.On his own part, Qarabag boss Gurban Gurbanov wants to see full committment from his players despite the fact that the return of two points from four games has seen them exit the competition with UEFA Europa League ((UEL) now their best bet if they can finish in 3rd placeHe said: “We understand everything. We know the strength of our rival.”“We will try to fight on the field till the end. This is our last match in Baku.” he added.last_img read more

Can Dunkirk defy the odds and dethrone Disney’s Box Office dominance?

first_img Betway and Dafabet grow La Liga sponsorship portfolios August 14, 2020 Share StumbleUpon In recent times, those of us that fawn over an underdog have been spoilt.  Nonetheless, 2017 may just provide us with another equally captivating tale of David defeating Goliath, this time however, not on the football pitch or in the boxing ring, but instead at the box office.This Friday (21 July) marks the release of Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk; whilst it’s being acclaimed by critics everywhere, is it really possible that a film about a gritty World War two battle topples Disney’s current monopoly on the list of the UK’s highest grossing films of 2017? Star Wars: The Last Jedi would have strengthened Disney’s grip on the top of the list had it come out earlier, but as it’s only released on 13 December, its chances of getting to the top in that brief period appear slender. Beauty and the Beast is the current pacesetter and even money favourite to retain its place atop of the charts, so outselling the Disney remake would likely mean Dunkirk would remain at the pinnacle of a remarkable list of films. The last time a factual war film went to the UK box office with high expectations was in 2015, when American Sniper was decimated by Disney’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The challenge for Dunkirk is far less daunting, yet still majorly improbable.With bookmakers’ currently having Dunkirk priced up at 16/1 to cause a momentous upset and ‘top the 2017 UK Box Office‘, it’s hard to argue with Betway’s Head of PR Alan Alger, told SBC: “Dunkirk would appear up against it in a strong year.” Nevertheless, at a time when bookies seem to be frequently misjudging a plucky underdog, it’s increasingly hard to dismiss the sentiment that Dunkirk can dethrone Disney. Related Articles ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 Submit Share Real Betis selects Betway as its official shirt sponsor August 10, 2020last_img read more

StarCasino nets Rossoneri sponsorship deal

first_img Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 Submit GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 After having a presence at SBC’s Betting on Football 2017, Italian Serie A club, AC Milan has announced that StarCasino has agreed to become the official betting partner of the club. The partnership will span three years, with the operator offering a range of exclusive events and promotions exclusively for Milan fans as part of the agreement.The deal follows on from  Napoli, Juventus and Roma all recently announcing new betting partners for the upcoming season, as well as the main rivals of AC Milan, Inter Milan announcing Bwin as its first ever betting partner last month. Lorenzo Giorgetti, the club’s chief commercial officer, said: “Our partnership with StarCasino is a natural fit between two ‘leaders’ in their respective industries. Our shared values make this collaboration particularly attractive. “A key factor for us to partner with StarCasinò were their impressive innovative activation ideas. Thanks to StarCasino all our fans will be invited to join exciting upcoming live experiences with the club.”StarCasino will sit on the second tier of Milan’s sponsorship tree, alongside TIM, Banco BPM, Snai, Mediaset Premium, Toyo Tires, Nivea Men, FrecciaRossa, Diesel and GI Group. Belgian Pro League selects bwin as its new betting partner August 4, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Share Related Articleslast_img read more

Codere underlines fair play in new Real Madrid marketing campaign

first_img Submit Codere secures €250m credit lifeline on aggressive interest rates  July 14, 2020 Related Articles Mozzartbet sets sail in South America taking over Meridianbet Colombia July 22, 2020 Share Share Ángel Fernández – CodereSpanish gambling group Codere SA has launched its latest multi-channel marketing campaign, promoting fair and honest terms of play between its online services and customers.The campaign titled ‘Respetamos a los Ganadores’ (translation: We Respect our Winners), refreshes existing marketing partnership with Real Madrid FC.Taking a new creative direction, the Codere advert features Real Madrid Stars’ Lucas Vazquez, Danni Carvajal, Marco Asensio and Carlos Henrique Casimiro judging a TV talent show.The Spanish bookmaker has launched three formats of the campaign, delivering the message that is Spain’s fairest sports betting destination.Highlighting fair play, outlines that it does not block winning player accounts, maintains honest terms of bonuses and can pay its winners immediately via multiple cash-out options.Launching  ‘Respetamos a los Ganadores’, Ángel Fernández Codere Online Marketing Director stated:“Codere speaks the same language as its customers. It’s therefore essential that we deliver on our message of fair play. We know what our customers expect for our services, and we work hard to match these high expectations”. StumbleUpon Top 50 clubs suffer €751m decline in brand value July 31, 2020last_img read more