Black Women In Medicine documentary to make television debut

first_imgThe documentary  will make its world premier on the WORLD Channel this Wednesday, February 8, at 6 p.m. during Black History Month and will be aired through Friday.The groundbreaking documentary was produced by Crystal R. Emery and challenges the notion that Black women cannot don the white coat by documenting those who have and are succeeding in the field against all odds.The film shares the motivational stories of women who have managed to make it in the medical profession despite obstacles like lack of resources or educational opportunities and the hindrances of sexism and racial bigotry. The film also highlights positive role models to counter the negative stereotypes of Black women currently dominating mainstream media.Statistics show that at present, only 4.5 per cent of all doctors in the United States are African American and 2 per cent of all physicians are Black women.Dr. Joycelyn Elders, the first African American woman to serve as the United States Surgeon General, put it best when discussing the need for young people to be exposed to individuals who look like them as doctors.“You can’t be what you can’t see!”last_img read more

Bartlett to Meet with US Tech and Travel Companies

first_imgTourism Minister Edmund Bartlett will be meeting with officials in San Francisco this week even as Jamaica seeks to position itself in a technology-driven tourism and travel industry.Bartlett, who is heading a three-member team, will meet with officials from Google, Airbnb, and Uber in San Francisco during a weeklong visit.I know that many people fear the potential impact that technology-driven companies can have on the tourism and travel industry, but they are rapidly transforming things.“The type of innovation these companies bring to the table must be embraced, and we must use the disruption caused by new technology to create greater efficiencies and manageable outcomes in the sector. We cannot be left behind and must adjust quickly,” Bartlett said.Airbnb’s invitation Senior Advisor/Strategist to the Tourism Minister, Delano Seiveright said that Airbnb had long extended an invitation to Bartlett to participate in strategic meetings as well as to tour their headquarters.“The meeting will advance initial discussions regarding an MOU signed in December between the Jamaica Tourist Board and Airbnb aimed at driving tourism growth and diversity. It will also focus on the participation of Airbnb as a sponsor and presenter at the upcoming Government of Jamaica/World Tourism Organization/World Bank conference on Jobs & Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism, scheduled for November 27-29, at the Montego Bay Convention Centre,” Seivwright said.The tourism minister will also tour and meet with senior executives of Google on Thursday.According to Seivwright – the meeting will provide an opportunity for Google, the multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, to explain its relationship with tourism boards and ministries worldwide.Bartlett will also meet with senior representatives from Uber, the ride-sharing technology company which operates in 633 cities worldwide.“Jamaica’s tourism sector has significant potential, but it will only thrive if we work as partners in building it,” Bartlett said.“We have been placing emphasis on partnerships aimed at empowering our people to help foster tourism’s growth at the community level in order to build a sustainable industry that has a positive impact on the lives of every Jamaican,” he added.last_img read more

Florida Democratic Party calls on Rick Scott to extend voter registration…

first_imgAs 35 counties in North Florida are in a state of emergency preparing for Hurricane Michael, the Florida Democratic Party is asking Governor Scott to extend voter registration past the original October 9th deadline.In the request to Governor Scott, FDP Chair Terrie Rizzo wrote that “The impending hurricane will adversely impact the ability of eligible, but unregistered, individuals who may have waited until the last day to register to vote. These individuals may forego registering, in view of your warnings regarding the danger of the storm, the need to prepare, and anticipated and existing evacuation orders.“While 11 Counties have already issued evacuation orders, it is expected that even more local governments in the area of the emergency declaration will consider closing offices and issuing evacuation orders on Tuesday in anticipation of the hurricane’s landfall, also affecting the ability of these individuals to register.”Meanwhile Florida’s Secretary of State Ken Detzner has issued the following statement: The Florida Department of State is committed to ensuring that all eligible Floridians are able to register to vote, including those Floridians who may be impacted by Hurricane Michael, which is forecasted to make landfall as a category 3 storm on Florida’s Gulf Coast. We encourage all Floridians to use the Department’s secure, fast, and easy online voter registration website: RegisterToVoteFlorida.gov. The website is mobile-friendly and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Department’s efforts to launch voter registration online have been successful with more than 40,000 people utilizing this new tool to register to vote or update their voter registration online during the past week. Florida law requires the voter registration books to be closed on the 29th day before each election. For the For the 2018 General Election, the deadline is Tuesday, October 9, 2018. At the same time, thirty-five Florida counties are currently under a declared state of emergency due to the approach of Hurricane Michael.In my capacity as the Chief Elections Officer of the State of Florida and pursuant to my authority in section 97.012(16), Florida Statutes (2018), and as directed by Governor Rick Scott, I hereby issue this directive regarding the book closing deadline established by section 97.055, Florida Statutes.Registration applications can be collected after Oct 9Any Supervisor of Elections whose office is closed on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, the book closing deadline, as a result of Hurricane Michael is authorized to accept paper voter registration applications for the 2018 General Election on the next day that his or her office is reopened. This will ensure that each Supervisor of Elections Office has the same amount of days to register voters at their offices.On line applications must be by midnight Oct. 9The deadline to submit an online voter registration application will not change and will remain at 11:59 p.m., October 9, 2018. Please notify the Division of Elections if your offices will be closed on October 9, 2018, due to Hurricane Michael and the date your office reopens following the storm. This will allow Department staff to process voter registration applications consistent with this directive.last_img read more

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Republic of Ireland Boosted By Striker’s Return To Training

first_imgRepublic of Ireland have been boosted by the return of striker Shane Long to training ahead of their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Wales.The 30-year old Southampton striker missed Monday and Tuesday’s sessions due to a leg injury but the former Reading and West Brom player returned to training on Wednesday and is now expected to be available for Friday’s must-win game against Moldova.Injury-doubts James McCarthy (knee) and Harry Arter (calf) trained on Wednesday but they are unlikely to start against Moldova.One man that’s expected to miss out on the two qualifiers altogether is Burnley forward Jonathan Walters, who is absent because of a knee injury. Club teammate Robbie Brady is suspended for the first game against Moldova alongside West Brom winger James McClean.Republic of Ireland have to win at home against Moldova and then beat Wales to have a chance of making the 2018 FIFA World Cup play-offs in the European section.RelatedBig Blow!  Striker Out Of Crucial Derby Clash With WalesOctober 9, 2017In “FIFA”McAuley Returns To NI Squad Ahead Of World  Cup QualifiersSeptember 26, 2017In “FIFA”2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying Wrap (UEFA): Serbia, Iceland Secure Spots; Wales Suffer HeartbreakOctober 10, 2017In “FIFA”last_img read more

Fury Tips Parker To End Joshua’s Unbeaten Streak

first_imgControversial British boxer Tyson Fury has tipped Joseph Parker to end Anthony Joshua’s unbeaten streak if the duo meet in a heavyweight showdown next year.The representatives of both boxers are in talks over a potential fight and fellow heavyweight Fury has already revealed where he will pitch his tent.Speaking on the highly anticipated bout with iFL TV, Fury said: “Can Parker beat him? Yes, he can. Parker is as tough as a brick and as game as a pebble and is young and ambitious with no expectations on him.“Nobody expects Parker to beat Joshua – it’s all about the weightlifter, let’s go in there and blast a few out – bash, bash, bash.“There are no expectations on young Joseph, he’s a young man coming for a pay cheque isn’t he, so he can’t lose. It’s a no-lose situation. If he loses to Joshua, “oh, he was supposed to lose”. But if he wins he becomes legendary and then I’ll have to come back and give him a boxing lesson, which I don’t want to because he’s my mate.“Parker can beat Joshua, he can knock him out. Joshua’s chin is dodgy. We know this for a fact.“We’ve seen Klitschko drag him off the canvas, wobble him, shake him, rock him, the young Daniel (Dubois) 20-year-old is supposed to have knocked him out in sparring.“I’ve heard plenty of knockout videos and plenty of knockout rumours, and dropped and all that, So we know he can be hurt and hit because we’ve seen it on TV. Klitschko’s done him, a man 40 odd year-old.“This isn’t Muhammad Ali, this is a man built-up believing in his own hype and a man who is going to come crashing down to earth very, very soon.” he concluded.Joshua has won all of his 20 professional fights while Fury, also undefeated in his 25 bouts, will know his boxing fate when he attends a National Anti-Doping Panel hearing in December in a bid to overturn the ban imposed on him.[tps_title][/tps_title]Relatedlast_img read more

OPTIMA to showcase award-winning I-Shop at ICE

first_img Share OPTIMA MGS is preparing to exhibit at the ICE Totally Gaming exhibition on the back of a successful year culminating in the winning of an award for its retail technology.OPTIMA MGS won the Innovation in Retail Betting – Best Retail Betting Product at December’s SBC Awards for its I-Shop product, which had already led to queues of industry experts wanting to try it out at October’s TVC Bookmakers Trade Fair in Solihull. The product will be one of the centerpieces of OPTIMA’s Stand (N2-310) at this year’s ICE.Jacob Lopez Curciel, CEO of OPTIMA MGS, commented: “This award given to us by SBC but voted for by the industry as a whole is a reward for my team who worked hard to create the I-Shop. To be recognized by our peers and rivals tells us that OPTIMA has really arrived as one of the leaders in providing systems to our industry.”Curciel added that OPTIMA was also delighted to be shortlisted for the Best Live Betting Product award as well.OPTIMA’s I-Shop is the new engagement channel for retail betting shops and allowscustomers to bet in venue on their own devicesincreases the volume of in play bettingNo registration or account needed – Just connect and betNo terminals, SST or extra computers requiredCan be deployed to hundreds of shops in hours without any interruption of normal operationsThe Bookmakers can lay their own prices and supply events from their own data feeds.There is also a commercial data model – no risk, for the bookmaker, putting pre-event horses or greyhounds through IshopCurciel was also pleased to announce that OPTIMA MGS has agreed to sponsor European Tour Golfer Chris Hanson for a second year. “Chris is the perfect ambassador for our brand,” he explained. “His dedication and professionalism are a perfect match with our approach at OPTIMA MGS. Chris had a really good first year on tour with some excellent results and we are proud to be associated with him for a second year and just like OPTIMA MGS the coming year will see even better results.” Related Articles Submit Share SBC Awards: The key to an effective submission August 28, 2020 StumbleUpon Sporting Solutions wins Norsk Tipping tender January 7, 2020 DOWNLOAD: Superbet CEO stars in first SBC Magazine for 2020 January 28, 2020last_img read more

Ganapati to promote Japanese design and technology on ICE debut

first_img Related Articles StumbleUpon Ganapati Malta will mark its ICE debut in 2017 (7-9 February) by inviting delegates to check out its ‘powerful combination of Japanese design and technology’.The online developer, which launched in September last year, will be showcasing its portfolio of slot games, serving up Japanese foods and handing out 20,000 wet towels at the ExCeL London.Brand new titles such as CrypBattle and She Ninja Suzu will appear on videos played on giant screens hanging above the stand (S2-325), alongside information about Ganapati. In addition, nine company representatives will be roaming the hall dressed as characters from the games.To make the most of its show debut, and to promote a mission to celebrate Japanese culture through slot games, Ganapati is also sponsoring the Red Room at London Baby (7 February).Richard Hogg, Director at Ganapati Malta, said: “We are thrilled to be exhibiting at ICE for the first time, and have gone all-out with our stand. Japanese culture is on trend right now, and we can’t wait to welcome delegates to our stand for sushi, sake, and to spin the reels.“Our initial games will be on show, giving delegates the chance to see what a powerful combination Japanese design and technology make. Our games are unique in style and gameplay, and offer our partners a point of difference over their rivals.“The ethos at Ganapati is very much about entertainment and fun, so make sure to drop by our stand during the show, enjoy a beer or two, and chat with the friendly members of our team. It’s going to be a frantic few days, so don’t miss out.”Ganapati Malta has offices in Tokyo, Los Angeles, London, Malta and Tallinn. Each of its games has been developed in HTML5 and made available for desktop and mobile platforms, iOS and Android. SBTech boosts platform offering with BetGames.TV deal April 14, 2020 Share DATA.BET to make esports data debut in $250,000 ICE tournament January 15, 2020 Share Submit Time to innovate: BetGames.tv gets BOS attention September 11, 2019last_img read more

SNAI ups digital marketing & acquisition capabilities with Betgenius

first_imgShare Betgenius: Spare change… how will the increase to five subs affect football trading? June 4, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Related Articles Fabio SchiavolinItalian gambling operator Gruppo SNAI (SNAI) will push its 2017 digital marketing campaigns utilising Betgenius data and player engagement services as the firm looks to increase player acquisition capabilities of its online sportsbook Snai.it.Following an industry review, Betgenius has been selected as SNAI online sportsbook partner to help accelerate player acquisition and growth through a multi-faceted digital marketing campaign.Jack Davison, Managing Director at Betgenius, said: “We are extremely proud to have been chosen by Snai to drive the growth of its online sportsbook. Our proven track record in harnessing unique, data-driven solutions will enable us to attract new customers while maximising their turnover.”The partnership will see Betgenius integrate its unique Betslip Retargeting technology, enabling Snai to track their customers’ unconfirmed betslips and serve up relevant offers, even when they have left the bookmaker’s site.Use of Betgenius’ ‘Popular Bets’ tool is also included in the agreement, while dynamic in-play and video banners will serve up relevant content to customers.Fabio Schiavolin, CEO of SNAI, commented on the marketing partnership: “Our partnership with Betgenius continues to be very important to the growth of our sportsbook, enabling us to deploy a test and learn approach on new creative and acquisition strategies. We truly believe this will lead to consistent and successful campaigns and look forward to even more success with Betgenius in the future.” Betgenius expands virtual sports range with Kiron August 20, 2020 Betgenius: The sound of silence… What impact does an empty stadium have on trading? May 26, 2020 Submitlast_img read more

Philip Bowcock takes full leadership of William Hill Plc

first_img SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 Share William Hill accelerates transformation agenda to overcome COVID realities August 5, 2020 The William Hill board of directors has this morning confirmed that acting Interim-CEO Philip Bowcock has been promoted to the position of Group Chief Executive Officer, taking on full leadership duties of the FTSE-listed betting operator.The official appointment of Bowcock as CEO, sees William Governance end its + 8-month search for a replacement to former leader James Henderson who resigned last July due to the operator’s digital performance decline.William Hill Chairman Gareth Davis, who has led the firm’s search for a new leader commented on the appointment: “Since his appointment as Interim CEO last July, Philip has driven the business forward at real pace and we have seen important progress across our Online, Retail and international businesses over that time. Our recent results show that William Hill is now in a stronger position and Philip has outlined a clear plan to continue that momentum into the future.”Taking over William Hill leadership, Bowcock will be charged with implementing the firm’s recovery in much-changed UK and international betting sector. In its February corporate update William governance detailed that the company would implement a ‘three point’ recovery plan focusing on: recovering UK market position, continued international growth/expansion, and substantially increasing operational efficiencies.Bowcock commented on his appointment as group CEO “I am proud to be chosen to lead William Hill, a business that millions of customers trust and a brand that is synonymous with betting. During my time at the helm, I have had the opportunity to lead a passionate, talented and committed team and we have made considerable operational progress in recent months. The team and I are excited by the opportunity to keep improving our position in all our key markets whilst delivering a great experience for our customers.” StumbleUpon Related Articles Share Submitlast_img read more

Betting Gods enjoys successful Spring Festival sponsorship

first_img StumbleUpon Share ARC upgrades greyhound capacity by acquiring Nottingham stadium February 24, 2020 Submit Related Articles George Shamugia, Singular: Leveraging global trends with an omnichannel approach November 26, 2019 Singular aims to dominate in-play trends by launching new sportsbook November 22, 2019 Share SBC News was given special access to the inaugural BettingGods.com Spring Festival last week, which has been hailed as a “great success” by Betting Gods founder and director, Darren Moore.Special guests for the seven-race meet at Nottingham Racecourse (Tuesday 23 May) included SBC News’ Conall McCabe, BettingRant’s Peter Philipson, Honest Betting Reviews’ Dan Flanagan, SiGMA’s Adrian White and Media Hut’s Karl Dukes.There were a few long odds winners throughout the day, including a win for the largely unfancied Fantasy Keeper in the 2:30, but the Festival concluded with a victory for Betting Gods’ Nap of the Day Rainbow Orse, who had been backed into a starting price of 2/1 from 5/2.“We’d like to thank everyone from Nottingham Racecourse, along with all of the members, industry friends and tipster who attended, for making the Spring Festival an amazing event, and a great success for Betting Gods,” said Moore.“We’ve just agreed a new deal with Nottingham, which covers sponsorship of the final five races on their family fun day next Sunday (11 June). In addition, we’ll be doing more with them throughout the year, as an essential part of our efforts to get out in the community and support the racing industry.”last_img read more