A photoshopped image of Queen Elizabeth posted by Rihanna Barbadian superstar Rihanna has drawn the ire of British nationals after she posted photoshopped images of Britain’s Head of State on social media.Rihanna posted the series of photos on her Instagram page on Sunday – two days after the British monarch’s 91st birthday.While some her more than 52 million Instagram followers saw the humor in the doctored images, some felt RiRi had crossed the line, describing her as “rude”, “disrespectful” and “a stupid little girl”.One of the photoshopped images of Queen Elizabeth posted by Rihanna“Its rude you know. This is not funny. She’s someone’s grandma. Imagine if [it’s] yours,” one person wrote, with another adding that “The queen is 91 and deserves respect.”Rihanna was not fazed by the criticism, however.In the caption on the fourth photo – from her shoot for Paper magazine, featuring the Queen’s head on her body wearing a Chanel suit with the buttons undone – she wrote: “it’s not that deep”.And Monday morning, the “queen of clapping back” as one fan described her, posted a fifth photo on her Instagram page.read more
Disaster Recovery Two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) will open Monday, Sept. 25, in Miami-Dade and Sarasota counties to help Florida storm survivors. The DRCs will be open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.Role of DRCsDisaster Recovery Centers offer in-person support to individuals and small business owners. Recovery specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and the State, are available to provide assistance to anyone with filling out applications or updating their status. Voluntary organizations are available and offer a variety of services to help survivors recover.The DRCs are at the following addresses:Miami-Dade College (Miami-Dade County)Kendall Campus Building K11011 SW 104th St.Miami, FL 33176Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week until further noticeVenice Community Center (Sarasota County)326 Nokomis Ave. SouthVenice, FL 32092Open from Sept. 25 through Sept. 28Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.THIS LOCATION CLOSES ON SEPT. 28.As more centers open, survivors may locate one near them at https://www.fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers or by calling FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362, (TTY) 800-462-7585. Helpline numbers are open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week. DRC information is also available on the FEMA Mobile App. You can visit any open DRC to get your questions answered about the federal assistance process.Registration is the first step in recovery and requires information such as insurance policies, and bank information for possible direct transfer of funds. Survivors are encouraged to register before visiting a DRC. If you have phone and/or internet access, you may register in one of the following ways:Online at gov.Call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362for voice, 711 and Video Relay Service (VRS). If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability and use a TTY, call 800-462-7585. Information on the registration process is available in ASL at:gov/medialibrary/assets/videos/111546.Help is available in most languages.Download the FEMA Mobile App and apply.You may have other needs while visiting a DRC:If you require a reasonable accommodation such as American Sign Language interpreting, Braille, large print, etc., you may call the Helpline number for support at 800-621-3362.Language translations are offered through Telephonic Interpretation Services in 200 languages.DSA CrewsDisaster Survivor Assistance (DSA) crews are canvassing affected areas and are able to register survivors for FEMA assistance, if needed. Telephonic Interpretation Services are available in many languages to assist survivors with translation needs. When residents require further assistance, the teams may refer them to a DRC.If you’re already registered, it is not necessary to visit a DRC, but you may still want to go speak with a Recovery Specialist to update your status or find help from the other organizations.FEMA grants do not have to be repaid. FEMA assistance is nontaxable and will not affect eligibility for Social Security, Medicaid or other federal benefits.Survivors should register even if they have insurance. FEMA cannot duplicate insurance payments, but underinsured applicants may receive help after their claims have been settled.For more recovery information, visit fema.gov/hurricane-irma.read more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. For Fort Lauderdale visitors and residents, Caribbean dreams will come to life this April in a breathtaking riverside setting, with a delicious array of food, drink, music, and culture on display. “The Taste the Islands Experience” (TTIX) will enter its third major South Florida staging, with everything guests have come to enjoy, and a whole lot more. Caribbean food, travel, and culture enthusiasts will delight in returning favorite elements including Saturday’s open bars, restaurant row, island pavilions, celebrity chef demos, cultural performances, glam studio and culinary museum.What’s new? 2018 guests had such a great time that the promoters have expanded the food and drink festival into a 3-day weekend.The new Friday night event, branded “TTIX: Under the Stars,” is a laid-back evening of live music, good vibes, and island tapas prepared by visiting chefs from the Caribbean. On Saturday’s main day of activities, new offerings include a rum sommelier, chef panel discussion, and tasting tour. At Sunday’s “TTIX: Brunch on the Sunny Side,” attendees will enjoy tropical mimosas, steel drum music, a curated menu, and fashion show. They’ll have the option to follow up with a relaxing riverboat cruise through downtown Fort Lauderdale.Culinary headliners once again include chef-hosts of the “Taste the Islands” TV show, Hugh ‘Chef Irie’ Sinclair and Cynthia ‘Chef Thia’ Verna. Musical entertainment is slated to include the stylings of pop star J Perry, Power 96’s DJ Fergie, island-soul singer Lavie, and radio personality Sir Rockwell. New talent added to the lineup will be announced in the coming weeks. Starting this year, TTIX is a Fort Lauderdale Signature Multicultural event, thanks to the support of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Visitors and Convention Bureau (Broward County’s marketing department). Other returning partners include Yellow Cab of Broward, the Jamaica Tourist Board, Yelp Fort Lauderdale, and Island Origins Magazine. Part proceeds will benefit non-profit partners Food for the Poor, and anchor location History Fort Lauderdale. “The 2019 Taste the Islands Experience” is produced by Island Syndicate, an agency that creates exceptional content and unforgettable experiences inspired by the Caribbean. For more information and to stay up to date on “Taste the Islands Experience” events, please visit www.ttiexperience.com.read more
One-year after 17 people were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Republicans are once again pushing a bill through the Florida Legislature that would arm teachers, despite the majority of Floridians opposing the idea. The bill, which passed on party lines in Committee Tuesday, would expand the so-called “Guardian Program”, which legislative staffers yesterday publicly admitted has done nothing to protect students in the nine counties where it’s already been implemented. Nearly one year ago, lawmakers stood on the floor of the Florida Legislature and wept while they debated how they should respond to the Feb. 14 Parkland massacre. In the House, the debate lasted eight hours.After the proposal to allow teachers to carry guns sparked a backlash, lawmakers chose to arm some school personnel but not classroom instructors.This year, lawmakers have revived the idea of arming teachers — and it is gaining support. Yet while Republican lawmakers are building a consensus on arming teachers, staunch opposition to the idea remains elsewhere in Florida.Polls have shown a majority of Floridians oppose more guns in schools, and the statewide teachers’ union is categorically against it. However, despite such sentiments to curb guns, Senate Bill 7030 appears to have a clear path to passage. That’s because unlike last year, the state’s Republican leaders are unified in their push to allow teachers to be armed in school.Meanwhile, Florida Democratic lawmakers announced on Tuesday their legislative agenda to curb gun violence. This session alone Democrats have introduced 13 different bills, including universal background checks, and a ban on assault weapons.read more
RelatedPremier League Clubs Suffer Big Blow On International DutyOctober 9, 2017In “England”Pierluigi GolliniJune 30, 2017Similar postLapo CarradoriJune 30, 2017Similar post English Premier League (EPL) champions Chelsea gave a glimpse of what to expect in the new season after they ruthlessly dispatched Arsenal 3-0 in a club friendly played at the Bird Nest in Beijing.With over 80,000 fans watching on, Brazilian star Willian and Michy Batshuayi scored two quickfire goals for the Blues in the first half before another strike from the latter in the second half wrapped up the victory for the EPL champions.Arsenal however don’t have to wait much for a chance to avenge the defeat with both sides scheduled to meet in the 2017 Community Shield in 15 days time.
West African side Mali are through to the quarterfinal at the tournament in India after they thrashed Iraq 5-1 in their last 16 game.Lassane Ndiaye netted a brace to help his side to a dominant victory. He is now the joint leading scorer after the two goals took his tournament tally to five goals.Mali will need to wait for the winner of the all-African match between Ghana and Niger Republic to determine their last eight opponents.Spain produced an impressive comeback win by beating France 2-1 courtesy goals from Miranda and Abel Ruiz and will now play Iran for a spot in the semis. Iran defeated Mexico by the same 2-1 scoreline.England are also through after a nail biting penalty shootouts win over Japan after they had played a goalless draw. Both sides played out a goalless draw but the junior Three Lions held their nerves to win 5-3 on penalties thus setting up a last eight meeting with the United States.Last 16 Results:Mali 5-1 IraqIran 2-1 MexicoEngland 0-0 Japan (England win 5-3 on penalties)France 1-2 SpainToday’s FixturesBrazil vs. HondurasGhana vs. Niger RepublicRelatedread more
West Brom manager Tony Pulis has been sacked from his post following the recent run of wretched results recorded by the team under his management.His sack was announced via a statement from the club. Related The Midlands club started the season with two wins from two games before it unravelled before Pulis’ eyes and he has now paid for his job following a recent run of four successive defeats including Saturday’s 4-0 defeat to Premier League champions.Tony Pulis, who joined the West Brom in January 2015, will now be replaced by his assistant manager Gary Megson until further notice as confirmed by the club.
Submit SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital 2020 announces free ticket initiative July 21, 2020 Johan StyrenThere are plenty of reasons to get excited about the SBC Awards 2016 on 7 December, which promises to be a huge year-end celebration and one of the sports betting industry events of the year!However, instead of just taking our word for it, here’s a selection of high profile delegates talking about what they are most looking forward to at Under the Bridge night club on Wednesday night:Johan Styren, CEO at LeoVegas Gaming, commented: “2016 has been a great year for sports betting and this was sustained by a number of high-profile sporting events, including the Euro 2016 tournament and the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio. For us, 2016 meant the launch of our sportsbook – LeoVegas Sport – a product vertical for which we’re shortlisted in two categories at the SBC Awards.“I’m looking forward most for the actual award ceremony and I’m hoping that LeoVegas Sport will be amongst the winners.”Marcin Sapinski, MD at EnergyCasino, said: “Getting a chance to catch up with the most talented and successful individuals and teams in the industry, in a relaxed and fun atmosphere, is going to be great. Events like this give lots of opportunities for inspiration to take hold.“The SBC Awards give us all a chance to take a step back, breathe, and really appreciate the huge efforts, progress and innovation that has happened in our industry over the last year. It’s going to be fantastic to be able to recognise both teams and individuals.”Stuart Tilly, CEO at Argyll Entertainment, commented: “Aside from the chance of receiving an award from my favourite sports presenter, Hayley McQueen, it’s a perfect venue and time of year to be celebrating our achievements, and all the team from Argyll Entertainment are looking forward to a great party.”Bernard Marantelli, CEO and Founder at Colossus Bets, added: “I’ll be interested to see what innovations the judging panel think are going to have a real impact on the industry. I’m also looking forward to the social element of the night which was a memorable part of the event last year.”Martin Wachter, CEO at Golden Race, said: “The SBC Awards will be a great opportunity to celebrate and network – 2016 was our tenth anniversary year with many great successes for us and our partners, and the exclusive venue and DJ Kellie Acreman will really add to the evening for sure. And of course, if the judges made the right decision, we’ll receive an award for our Real Fighting game. Either way, we’re always very happy to be involved in industry events.”Click here to buy your SBC Awards 2016 ticket today!Optima has been confirmed as the headline sponsor for the event at Under the Bridge night club. The other sponsors are 138.com, Argyll Entertainment, BetBrain for Business, BetConstruct, Betradar, Digital Fuel, EnergyBet, Ganapati, Golden Race, InPlay Sports Data, LeoVegas, Mr Green, Oddslife, SBTech, SIS, Slots Million, Sportito and Vermantia. Related Articles StumbleUpon Share SBC’s Barcelona Summit to become digital-only event May 29, 2020 Global audience gears up for opening day of SBC Digital Summit April 26, 2020 Shareread more
Share StumbleUpon Updating the market, industry open platform provider Finnplay has announced that it has signed an agreement to provide sports betting provisions for newly launched European operator OneBet.OneBet launches its sports betting product as official betting partner of FIA’s World Rally Championship. Finnplay will support the new bookmaker with a range of further betting provisions including pool betting, fixed odds, and live betting with a full casino game selection as well.Erkki Nikunen, Partner & Vice President of Sales of Finnplay, commented on the agreement “OneBet is an innovative and new sports betting brand, founded by a successful management team with years of sector experience. We are therefore delighted that they have selected Finnplay to provide their brand’s turn-key technology stack.”Finnplay continues its strong commercial start to 2017, having agreed terms to supply platform provisions for industry legacy online casino GoWild Gaming in January.Morten Østberg, Managing Director of OneBet, backed Finnplay as platform partner “We are delighted to work with Finnplay on the launch of the OneBet sports betting brand. Their solution allows our business to offer an array of betting products that today’s sports bettor demands. As part of our launch strategy, OneBet has signed a multi-year contract as the FIA World Rally Championship’s official sports betting partner, which shall see unique and exclusive content accessible from the OneBet website powered by Finnplay’s technology stack. We look forward to our launch and to a fruitful and productive partnership with Finnplay.” Altenar extends sports betting reach through Finnplay November 26, 2019 Finnplay expands deal with fast-growing FansBet network June 1, 2018 Share Global Gaming seeks to maintain its ‘Swedish profile’ launching NanoCasino.com July 18, 2019 Submit Related Articlesread more
Related Articles Stockholm-listed European online gambling group Betsson AB has this afternoon confirmed the departure of Ulrik Bengtsson as Group President & CEO.Updating corporate stakeholders, Betsson informed that Bengtsson had chosen to leave the leadership position with immediate effect.Betsson governance informs that moving forward CEO duties will be filled by Chairman of the Board Pontus Lindwall on an interim basis until the successor of Bengtsson is officially appointed.The duties of Chairmanship will be assumed by senior board member Patrick Svensk until further notice.Ulrik Bengtsson had been appointed Chief Executive of Betsson AB in March 2016, having previously served in the executive position of CEO of Betsson Malta.“Ulrik Bengtsson has done a good job for Betsson during the five years he has been employed by the Group. He has clarified the strategy and implemented significant product launches. On behalf of the Board and myself, I would like to thank Ulrik for his efforts,” commented Pontus Lindwall, on the corporate update notifying Bengtsson departure SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Share Share GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020 William Hill accelerates transformation agenda to overcome COVID realities August 5, 2020 Submit StumbleUponread more