Month: August 2020

Hurricane Checklist

first_imgHand sanitizer, Flashlight and extra batteries.  Manual can opener/bottle opener ·     Broward County Animal Care & Regulation 954-359-1313 ·     Small Business Administration (SBA) 1-800-359-2227 A three to five-day supply of special items for babies such as formula, food, wipes, diapers; special foods for the elderly; toiletries and extra toilet paper Important Contacts Paper goods such as plates, bowls, napkins, towels, and plastic eating utensils Extra re-sealable plastic storage bags, heavy-duty aluminum foil and disposable aluminum pans Hardline telephone with jack (not cordless), books and games or toys o Pet food, cat litter and other pet care items Extra charcoal or propane gas for outdoor cooking. Sterno can also be used. Never cook with any of these items inside your house. The smoke and fumes are deadly. Clothing, including rain gear and sturdy shoes Drinking Water:  At least one gallon per person per day for three to five days, preferably two weeks.  Extra water is needed for food preparation and personal hygiene.  To store drinking water, use food-grade containers.  You can use clean, airtight containers such as two-liter soda jugs, but no milk containers.  If you re-use disposable plastic bottles, do not keep them for more than a month. Battery-operated or hand-crank radio, disposable batteries, car charger or solar charger for your cell phone or mobile devices. Extra bedding such as blankets, pillows, sleeping bag, etc. in case you must evacuate ·     Broward County School District Hotline 754-321-0321 Unscented household bleach and medicine dropper Fire extinguisher (ABC type)  Matches in a waterproof container Have a plan to stay with family or friends outside of an evacuation area (i.e. mobile home park).  The last resort should be a general (i.e. Park Lakes Elementary 3925 N. SR7) or special needs sheltercenter_img ·     Insurance—State of Florida Department of Financial Services Hurricane Helpline 1-800-22-STORM (78676) TTY 1-850-413-3089 ·     Mosquito repellent with DEET, and sunscreen Cash and important documents are paramount and should be secured.  Plastic trash bags and ties ·     Broward County Emergency Management 954-831-3900 Pet-Friendly Hurricane Shelter Registration 954-989-3977 First aid kit of Medicines/prescription drugs: A two-week supply ·     FEMA 1-800-462-9029 ·     Broward Emergency Management For Special Needs Shelter Registration 954-831-3902 TTY 954-831-3940 Preparing for a hurricane can sometimes be overwhelming. To help South Florida residents prepare for the potential arrival of Hurricane Irma, City of Lauderdale Lakes Mayor Hazelle Rogers has issued the following Hurricane Checklist: Tool kit including cord, rope, hammer, wood nails, saw, hatchet or axe, crowbar, chain saw blades, tarp, duct tape, and heavy work gloves.   Any special equipment or items you may need Food:  At least enough for three to five days, including non-perishable packaged or canned food, canned or shelf milk, cereal, etc.; and snack foods ·     Emergency 911 ·     Broward County Hurricane Hotline 311 or 954-831-4000 TTY954-831-3940 ·     First Call for Help 211 ·     FEMA Hotline 1-800-621-3362TTY 1-800-462-7585 ·     Price Gouging Hotline 1-866-966-7226last_img read more


August 31, 2020 0

Broward County Public Schools Hosts 3rd Annual College Fair

first_imgBroward County Public Schools (BCPS) will host its third annual College Fair on Monday, October 9, 2017, from 6 – 9 p.m., at Nova Southeastern University’s Rick Case Arena at the Don Taft University Center, 3301 College Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314.As the process of applying to and selecting a college becomes more and more competitive and complex, students and parents need all the help and information they can get.The event will be free and open to the public.In a statement BCPS said attending the College Fair is an excellent opportunity for students and parents to explore their options for post-secondary and higher education, and learn about financial aid and admission requirements.Representatives from more than 125 colleges, universities, technical schools and all branches of the U.S. military will be at the College Fair to share information and answer questions about their institutions.Thousands of students and parents attending the College Fair will meet one-on-one with admissions representatives from a wide range of public and private, two-year and four-year colleges and universities. Participants can attend workshops on finding money for college and navigating the college admissions process.Various workshops will be conducted in Spanish, Portuguese and Haitian Creole. Interpreters will also be available.In addition, a counseling and resource center at the College Fair will offer students and parents personalized assistance and information on the SAT, ACT, FAFSA, Bright Futures Scholarships and more. College representatives, high school counselors and advisors will be on site to provide assistance and answer questions.Students with special needs can learn about programs and services at colleges and universities for students with disabilities.Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) 2017 College Fair provides valuable resources for students and parents attempting to navigate the college admissions process.For a complete listing of colleges and universities participating in the College Fair, workshop topics and more, visit browardschools.com/collegefair.last_img read more


August 31, 2020 0

Capleton’s bail extended

first_imgJamaican entertainer Capleton had his bail extended on Friday  and is scheduled to return to the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on September 4.The new mention date was scheduled after the court was told that the case file was incomplete.Bail for the artiste, who is charged with rape, was subsequently extended.Capleton is accused of forcibly having sexual intercourse with a female hairdresser he hired to groom his hair at a New Kingston hotel on April 28 this year.last_img


August 31, 2020 0

Dalton advances to finals of X Factor UK

first_imgJamaicans everywhere continue to celebrate the achievements of home boy singer Dalton Harris as he continues his progress to win the British TV talent show, the X-Factor. On Sunday evening when the results of Saturday (November 24) performances were announced Harris was voted as one of the three finalists advancing to the final live TV performance on Saturday,  December 1. The winner will be announced on Sunday, December 2.The 24-year-old Jamaican, who was born in Clarendon, advanced to the finals with Scarlett Lee and Anthony Russell. According to reports Harris was visibly relieved when his name was the first to be announced as a finalist.In an interview with the show’s host Dermott O’Leary after the results were announced, Harris said, “It’s a dream come true and nothing stops you but yourself… I’m so grateful for the encouragement that you guys have given me, and I’m here.”  Harris’s popularity going into the finals can also be seen on the iTunes Top 100 charts, as two of the studio recordings of songs he has performed on the show are charting. Feeling Good, which he performed on November 10 was at number 34, and Listen, which he performed a week ago, has re-entered the chart and was at number 86 at press time yesterday.Back at home in Jamaica, according to the Jamaica Observer newspaper, Harris’s mentor, record producer Donovan Germain was elated. German told the Observer, “I had no doubt that he could do it. We talk everyday, and I know how much he is driven, so I had no doubt from the beginning that he would put in the work in order to get out of this competition what he wants for himself. So, seeing him make it to the finals was just a fulfilment of what I know he set out to do.”In 2010, emerged on the Jamaican music scene when he won Digicel Rising Stars at 16 years old.last_img read more


August 31, 2020 0

We Want To Sign A Top Striker – Milan CEO Fassone

first_imgThe Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Italian giants AC Milan, Marco Fassone has revealed that the club’s priority before the end of the transfer window is to sign a top striker.Fassone made this known during an event organised by club president Yonghong Li in China. He took the stage to talk elaborately about AC Milan under the new owners.The Milan squad is presently in China for friendly matches against German sides Borussia Dortmund on July 18 and Bayern Munich on July 22, but they found time out from training to attend the aforementioned event earlier today.AC Milan has undoubtedly been the talk of the current transfer window after the club splashed out the sum of over €200m on transfers.Speaking on transfers including the sensational signing of Bonucci and striking targets, Fassone said: “The signing of Bonucci? I was very skeptical. It was a crazy idea that I didn’t even want to try, but then Montella told us to continue pushing. We went forward and we closed the deal rapidly and quickly. It’s a very important sign to see that now players in Champions League clubs want to join us.“Bonucci’s arrival is a signal for the future. Leo is a warrior and a leader who will give us a great deal, both on and off the field. If it was easier to deal with Claudio Lotito [for Biglia] or with Beppe Marotta [for Bonucci]? With Lotito it’s always more complicated to negotiate. You must always take it in good spirits because he’s one that takes the last drop of sweat from you to close a deal.“The budget for the market? Fortunately, we are in China now and can therefore discuss with the owners what our resources are, because they are not unlimited. We must also work things out with the Coach, because the next two friendlies can give some indications to him and Mirabelli.“A striker? When we return to Italy, we will get on the right path. We’re keeping all our options open and will certainly do something beautiful. Many names have been mentioned of very strong strikers. It’d be nice to have one from Belotti, Morata and Aubameyang. We’ll see who the choice lands on, although there are also other names who haven’t emerged in the media yet.“Evidently, we are still thinking of doing something in that position.” The transfer market is still long and Milan now have a few more days in China to focus on football before the madness returns.” he concluded.RelatedMilan CEO Expresses Serious Doubts Over League TitleJuly 21, 2017In “Europe”Bank Rebuffs Milan Guarantees To Put Bonucci, Biglia Transfers In LimboAugust 3, 2017In “Europe”Quality Striker Search: Milan Meet ‘Super Agent’ MendesJuly 26, 2017In “Europe”last_img read more


August 31, 2020 0

Could It Be Deja Vu For Chelsea Once Again?

first_imgPremier League champions Chelsea endured a nightmare start to their title defense, losing 3-2 at home to Burnley on Matchday 1 in the league.It was a first ever Premier League win for Burnley over the Blues, and more memorable they achieved the landmark feat at the backyard of the champions.It all started wrongly for Chelsea when Captain Gary Cahill failed to lead by example, getting himself needlessly sent off for a dangerous challenge on Steven Defour inside the opening quarter of an hour.Cesc Fabregas soon took the walk of shame in the second half after two yellow cards, but it must be said that the Spanish midfielder set himself up by sarcastically applauding the referee which earned him his first yellow card.David Luiz, Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger all appeared to lose their heads during the game, an indication that all isn’t well within the ranks of the Blues.Those images brought back memories of the opening day draw two seasons ago against Swansea City at the Bridge, coincidentally the first game of a title defense which saw Jose Mourinho having a go at the club doctor at that time, Eva Carneiro. The game also saw Oscar refuse to celebrate his opening strike, as he was presumed to be unhappy about the ongoing behind the scene.It is needless to say it was a disastrous campaign for Chelsea that year, as they set all the negative records of a start to a season by the defending champions. Mourinho like Antonio Conte had just signed a new contract extension after the league triumph but was shown the exit door only four months into the new campaign.Chelsea also became the first UEFA Champions League holders to be knocked out in the group phase of the competition in 2012, another example of a wobbling and fumbling start to life as defending champions of a competition, championship.The big question now is, are Chelsea jinxed whenever they win a major title? From the above analysis, it is an indication that the Blues might suffer a similar fate to what happened to them two seasons ago. The team looks disoriented and very lightweight on the bench even with the full complement of the galaxy of stars.Conte made a huge tactical blunder on Saturday following Cahill’s sending off. He took out Jeremie Boga for Andreas Christensen whose pace, and physicality would have troubled Stephen Ward. Retaining his tried and trusted 3-man defense line after going down to 10-men was a wrong move. Christensen came on and slotted intoChristensen came on and slotted into defense alongside Luiz and Rudiger, yet the team conceded three goals, hence the substitution was a failed one. A more attack minded 4-4-1 formation which would have seen Willian and Boga providing adequate support to the isolated Michy Batshuayi in attack would have been more ideal.Chelsea and Conte must desperately try to move on from the opening day setback, though the Blues have become only the second ever defending champions to lose on the opening day of a new season. The first team was Leicester City who lost while been managed coincidentally by another Italian manager Claudio Ranieri, who was also a former Chelsea employee.Hopefully, all these signs should add up to nothing, as the Chelsea have more than enough time on their hands, to avoid a deja vu from the past.RelatedPremier League Review: Chelsea Return To Winning Ways As Barnes Strikes Late To Take Burnley Into The Top FourDecember 13, 2017In “England”Premier League 2020-21 Fixtures: Battle of Nigerians On Opening WeekendAugust 20, 2020In “England”Hazard’s Condition Worries SarriOctober 24, 2018In “Europa League”last_img read more


August 31, 2020 0

Ladbrokes’ Donohue takes fifth place in the Tipster Challenge

first_img 1Alan Alger – Betway311.41 2Phillip Anderson – Before The Off36.17 3Ciaran O’Brien – William Hill35.29 4John Hill – Coral24.25 5Alex Donohue – Ladbrokes24.11 6Michael Shinners – Sky Bet24.00 7Stuart Tilly – Argyll Entertainment14.00 8Trevor Keane – Sportego23.50 9Timeform1.933.42 10Matthew Hulmes – Betfred23.25 11bettingexpert1.362.74 12Charlie McCann – BetVictor11.75 13Stephen Power – @racingblogger21.69 14John Cruces – Dafabet11.25 15Michael Whittle – Team FA10.91 16Ed Nicholson – Unibet10.73 FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 Submit RankTipsterRace WinsPoints GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Share Related Articlescenter_img StumbleUpon Alex Donohue, LadbrokesAlex Donohue, PR Manager at Ladbrokes, landed his second winner in the final race of the day at Hereford to enter the Tipster Challenge in 5th place.The 4.11 points he collected from Long Call (3/1) and Lady Karina (11/10) put him between Coral’s John Hill and Sky Bet’s Michael Shinners in the latest standings.This meant that Stephen Harris of bettingexpert dropped a place to 11th, despite picking up 4.88 points and increasing his weekly average to 2.74 after 14 weeks of action.Harris now stands just two places below the experts from Timeform, who only picked up 1.11 points to fall from 7th to 9th. Betfred’s Matthew Hulmes is separating the regular tipsters in mid-table.Race Winners at Hereford:Way of the World – 20/1Long Call – 3/1Zamdy Man – 15/8Courtown Oscar – 8/1Gardiners Hill – 7/1Lady Karina – 11/10Tipster Challenge 2016/17 Leaderboard Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020 Share bettingexpert, Timeform and a rotation of guests will be providing expert tips for a specific Wednesday race meet.We will keep record of points won each week and the number of race wins for each.The guests will compete individually, with their points going up against the average totals for bettingexpert and Timeform.The new tips will be published on Wednesday ahead of the race meet, and the results will be available on Thursday.For the competition, we will assume that all selections are backed with 1 point.Lost tips will count as 0 and won bets will be added to the leaderboard at SP value.For example, if bettingexpert backs a winning horse at 8/1, they will get 8 points.last_img read more


August 30, 2020 0

Arena Racing promotes Jon Pullin to Racing Director

first_img HKJC appoints Philip Chen as new Chairman June 23, 2020 Jon PullinUK racecourse operating firm Arena Racing Company (ARC) has confirmed the appointment of Jon Pullin as its new Racing Director.Pullin is promoted from within the firm, having previously held the title of Racing Operations Director, he takes over the ARC executive position from Stephen Higgins who will depart the firm to join the Hong Kong Jockey Club.A racing veteran, Pullin has been involved in racecourse management for a number of years, having served as Managing Director of Royal Windsor racetrack.Within ARC operations, Pullin has been a key stakeholder across multiple courses acting as lead Clerk. Furthermore, he has managed day-to-day operations of ARC’s Racing Department.Chief Executive of ARC, Martin Cruddace, commented on the promotion of Pullin: “Jon has proved himself and invaluable member of the team and I am really pleased to appoint him asARC’s Racing Director. He has proved he has the knowledge and skills needed to represent ARC during industry discussions and to make a great success of the role.”Jon Pullin commented on becoming ARC Racing Director “I am delighted to be appointed as Racing Director. It’s a privilege to taking up this senior role within in the business and have the chance to continue to work with ARC’s first-class team. This is a crucial time for British Racing as we work together on how best to support all levels of the sport. I look forward to continuing to work with all stakeholders to ensure ARC is at the heart of the future growth and success of British Racing.” Hong Kong racing bucks trend by upping prize money June 17, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Share Tote adds Superpools for all Royal Ascot races June 15, 2020 Related Articles Submitlast_img read more


August 30, 2020 0

Mr Green launches responsible gaming tool

first_img Related Articles Aspire builds Q1 momentum through regulated market focus May 5, 2020 Mr Green has today announced the launch of its predictive Green Gaming tool, which is first set to hit the United Kingdom market before being rolled out to others later in the year.The tool will hand players an insight into their own risk behaviour, with it’s functionality also allowing Mr Green itself to detect when healthy playing has moved into the risk zone. Jesper Kärrbrink, CEO of Mr Green, said:  “Green Gaming has been part of our business strategy since the foundation (in) 2007.  We have high ambitions, we want to drive the future for responsible gaming and want to be the brand you associate with Green Gaming.“With Green Gaming we will be able to support our players making better decisions when playing. Gaming should be fun, entertaining and safe. Green Gaming is all about staying in control, not crossing the line between enjoyment and risky behaviour.”This new tool analyses a customer’s playing behaviour and combines it with the customer’s own impressions of their risk behaviours.  In turn this means players can receive personal insights and analysis about their gaming and when they have gone too fast.  Mr Green can also use this to adjust its offerings and communications to customers based on their risk behaviour, with those demonstrating increased risk behaviour possibly being asked to set different limits for their playing or to take a step back for a period of time. The online gaming company would also cease sending sales message to those customers with increased risk behaviours. At its introduction the new Green Gaming tool has a casino model, with a sportsbook model planned for later implementation. Maxima Compliance – ‘Mastering technical compliance to grow your global footprint’ June 9, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Share Jesper Kärrbrink: The industry must promote responsible gaming to the top of the agenda May 1, 2020 Submitlast_img read more


August 30, 2020 0

MintBet launches affiliate programme

first_img Mark Wilson: How FSB is meeting the recreational cricket punter’s demands August 20, 2020 Share SBC Roundtable: A new ‘Pace’ for live cricket trading July 8, 2020 Related Articles Share Submit MintBet has launched its new affiliate programme in partnership with Income Access, Paysafe’s marketing technology and services provider.The Irish sportsbook first announced the agreement last month, with the launch coming following a successful integration with the Income Access Network.Launched earlier this year, the MintBet brand secured licenses in both the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom.It’s site features both pre event and in play betting across a range of sports, including football, cricket and rugby union amongst others, in addition to hosting live dealer functionality plus jackpots and slots through its online casino.Minbet’s affiliate programme is to be managed using the Income Access Network, stating that ‘the network will connect the brand to over 25,000 affiliates and support segmented affiliate recruitment and campaign targeting.’Thomas McBride, Head of Marketing at MintBet, said: “We’re excited to launch our affiliate programme and leverage the Income Access Network to grow our brand in the UK and Irish markets. We’re 100% dedicated to working with affiliates to support this channel and look forward to building a strong partnership programme in 2018.”Lorenzo Pellegrino, CEO of Income Access and Digital Wallets at Paysafe, added: “Our affiliate network is a key element in our overall product offering. We look forward to supporting the growth of MintBet’s affiliate programme, and seeing the brand’s acquisition evolve and diversify as we update and expand the Income Access Network and our affiliate platform in 2018.”Further details regarding the new affiliate programme are due to be announced in Q1 of 2018. StumbleUpon HBLB ups prize money commitment by 50% July 31, 2020last_img read more


August 30, 2020 0