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first_imgPhoto Courtesy of WPBTV A Haitian man was arrested Saturday afternoon by detectives at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in connection with a sexual battery of a mentally handicapped woman, Boynton Beach police have reported.He has been identified as Pascal Estime, 55. Estime is accused of sexually battering the woman, who is now 33 years old, on two occasions at a house, impregnating her. Police said the pregnancy was terminated and DNA from the fetus was retained for evidentiary purposes.The case against Estime went cold for 12 years, during which time his whereabouts were unknown.Boynton Beach police adopted the case in July 2016 and tracked Estime to Orlando, and a search warrant was obtained for the man’s DNA. But Estime went to Haiti before the warrant could be served.The warrant for Estime’s DNA was executed with assistance from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office on June 13 at his home in Orlando. Detectives drove to his home to collect the DNA swab and submit it for processing.The detectives were notified last Thursday that the probability of paternity for Estime in reference to the compared fetal material was 99.9997 percent. A warrant was obtained for Estime’s arrest for two counts of sexually battery on a mentally defective person.The detectives also received information Estime had booked a JetBlue flight Fort Lauderdale to Haiti.With assistance from the Broward Sheriff’s Office and U.S. marshals, Estime was taken into custody while pretending to sleep at Gate F4 in the JetBlue terminal. He was taken to the Boynton Beach Police Department, where he gave a full confession.He appeared in the Palm Beach County Court where he was refused bond and is scheduled to reappear in court on Friday, July 14.Copyright 2017 – Caribbean National Weekly Newslast_img read more

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first_imgTrade union leaders, as well as the private sector, have called on Barbadians to participate in a national strike on Monday.At a news conference last Friday, General Secretary of the Barbados Workers’ Union, Toni Moore and the President of the Barbados Private Sector Association, Charles Herbert said this protest is an effort to pressure the government concerning the National Social Responsibility Levy.The officials urged local businesses to allow workers to participate in the event.Strike won’t affect ports or hospitalThey also sought to assure the nation that the joint action will not affect the main ports of entry or the state-run Queen Elizabeth hospital.The unions have been protesting the 400 percent hike in the levy. Hundreds recently voiced their dissatisfaction by participating in a protest march. The march was organized by the Barbados Workers’ Union, National Union of Public Workers, the Barbados Union of Teachers and the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union.The unions gave the Government a two-week ultimatum to accede to their request and vowed to take industrial action if nothing was done.Fakes messages. Not from PM Stuart Meanwhile, Barbadians have been advised that fraudulent messages attributed to Prime Minister Fruendel Stuart have been circulating on Facebook and by cell phone.According to the PM’s Office, there have been several attempts to send fake messages or engage persons via Facebook Messenger in conversation. Attempts have even been made to solicit money with false promises relating to a fictitious United Nations grant by an individual or individuals purporting to be the Prime Minister.These messages were accompanied by a photo of the Prime Minister.Be Vigilant“Persons are therefore being urged to be vigilant in the face of these forged messages. People are asked to report any such occurrence to the Fraud Department of the Royal Barbados Police Force,” said the PM’s office.In the case of Facebook misuse, the public has been advised to use the “Report” button on the Fake Page to alert Facebook directly about the fraudulent activities.Those who want to contact Stuart’s office officially can do so by calling or sending written correspondence to his office.last_img read more

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first_imgThis Haitian recipe for tchaka soup includes dried corn, red beans and a host of other flavors reminiscent of seeds brought to the island from Africa during the slave trade. INGREDIENTS1-12 ounce bag of dried corn1-12 ounce bag of small red kidney or pinto beans1 1/2 pounds salt-cured pork feet or smoked turkey1 pound of calabaza or kabocha squash, chopped into large pieces1 chayote, peeled and cubed or sliced1 can of coconut milk3 cloves of garlic, thyme and other green seasonings1 packet of chicken bouillion1 Habanero or scotch bonnet pepperSalt and pepper to tasteINSTRUCTIONSBoil the beans and the corn in separate stock pots using unsalted water for 1 1/2 to two hours.In a separate saucepan, add water to the smoked meat until it comes to a full boil and then drain.Combine the beans and corn with their remaining cooking liquid into one pot and add the smoked meat.Add the coconut milk and when it all comes to a boil, add the garlic, chicken bouillion, thyme, other green seasonings and the pepper.Let simmer until the desired thickness is achieved. Serve hot as a main dish.Enjoy!last_img read more

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first_imgPolice and security officials in Grenada, on Friday cast ballots ahead of the March 13 poll with electoral officials indicating there could be a high turnout.By midday Friday –  Supervisor of Election, Alex Phillip, said at least 50 to 75 per cent of the police officers had already cast their votes, much higher than the 30 per cent the office had recorded when Grenadians voted in a referendum in 2016.The referendum had a low turnout but there is a clear indication that there is a higher turnout for the general elections,” Phillip said.Ballots sealed until TuesdayAt the end of the voting on Friday, the ballots were sealed and will not be opened until Tuesday when the general population will cast votes for candidates representing the parties seeking control of the 15-member Parliament.Electoral officials say just over 78,000 people are registered to cast ballots in the general election, which is being contested by 45 candidates representing seven political parties as well as two independent candidates.The election is seen as a straight battle between the ruling New National Party (NNP) headed by Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell and the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) led by former finance minister Nazim Burke.In the 2013 general election, the NNP won all 15 seats.last_img read more

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first_imgArsenal midfielder, Jack Wilshere was involved in an ugly brawl and subsequently sent off in Arsenal’s under-23 game against Machester City at the Emirates following a strong tackle from City’s  Matthew Smith.25-year-old Wilshere, who returned to Arsenal after a season-long loan move to Bournemouth last season, pushed and grapple with City players in the ugly mass melee before being shown a straight red card.Trill terning på karriereutviklingen til Jack Wilshere! Her mot 19-åringer.. #2pl pic.twitter.com/aWCYgY82aq— Betsson Norge (@BetssonNO) August 22, 2017In a game Arsenal won 4-3, Wilshere provided a sublime assist for the third goal before being sent off in the 63rd minute with Arsenal leading 4-1.The English international has had an unfortunate history with injuries so far in his career, as Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger insists he “planned” for Wilshere to stay at the Emirates this season. Relatedlast_img read more

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first_imgWydad Casablanca have emerged champions of Africa after a 1-0 home victory over Al Ahly in the second leg of their Champions League final to complete a 2-1 aggregate win in Casablanca on Saturday.It’s the first time in 25 years that the Moroccans have won Africa’s biggest club competition, replacing Mamelodi Sundowns as the new kings of the continent.After holding Al Ahly to a 1-1 draw in the Egyptian coastal city of Alexandria last week, a second-half strike from Walid El-Karti was enough to settle the all-north African affair in Casablanca.With the victory, Wydad will now represent Africa in the FIFA Club World Cup coming up Dec. 6-16 at the United Arab Emirates.Restricting their opponents to diagonal balls in midfield, Wydad struck the post when Abdeladim Khadrouf’s shot from inside the penalty area deflected off Hussein El-Sayed and onto the woodwork.The guests had their best chance when Moemen Zakareya found himself through on goal but could not produce the finish to beat Wydad goalkeeper Zouheir Laaroubi.An increasingly dominant Wydad found the opener – which proved to be the winner – on 69 minutes when El-Karti headed home a cross from Achraf Bencharki.Hussein Amotta’s men came close to a second as Ismail Haddad forced Ahly keeper Sherif Ekramy with a fine save from point-blank range.Ahly coach Hossam El Badry threw on veteran forward Emad Motaeb in search of an equaliser, but the host held firm to celebrate a well-deserved triumph.Relatedlast_img read more

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first_img[tps_header][/tps_header]Related The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has denied widespread reports that Civil Defenders Basketball Club of Abuja were expelled from the FIBA Africa zone 3 club championship elimination currently taking place in Lagos.Speaking earlier on Thursday at a press conference, the basketball body’s Vice President, Babatunde Ogunade stated that the Abuja-based club left without consulting the organisers.In his words, Ogunade said: “The board had to bend backwards to accommodate Civil Defence. As you were aware, they were in the hotel for 4 days, slept and fed before they packed their baggage and left without recourse to the board or the organisers.”Speaking further, Ogunade described the situation as a little chink in the armour of the event due to the fact that it has affected the fixtures and numbers of games participating clubs have to play.For him, the case is not difficult at all since the person that led the club’s delegation to the tournament is an NBBF board member (Commandant Titus Ayodele).Ogunade further said: “They own their team and it’s not the job of NBBF to clear players for FIBA competitions. As Civil Defence, they run a basketball outfit.We have already sent them the guidelines one clear month before we even sent to Kano Pillars and Gombe Bulls.” he further added.The LOC chairman also added that: ” Before we could reach them, they were already in Okene in Kogi state and there was nothing the federation could do because that was when I was away to receive the cheque from the Honourable Minister for the victorious D’Tigress team.”In the same vein, FIBA Zone 3 president and FIBA Africa central board member, Col. Samuel Ahmedu (rtd), has expressed delight at how the tournament has panned out. He added that the facility and organisation he has witnessed has been the best ever since assuming office as the president of the zone.In his words, Ahmedu said: “Facility wise, this is one of the best facilities that have been used for club championships since I became the president of the zone. Burkina Faso hosted in 2014, Benin hosted in 2015 and Togo hosted in 2016, the standard here is very high.“All of you have watched the games, there has been no blow-out except maybe in one or two games. All the games have been close. “Organization wise, it has been very good.”He further revealed that the tournament will go on despite the fact that Civil Defenders’ withdrawal threatened to dampen the enthusiasm of organisers. He said: “This is life and they are in charge of their own team and they chose not to play and they left. It does not affect those who will qualify.”“They have lost the opportunity to learn and become better and they have exposed themselves to sanctions by FIBA and it’s nobody’s fault.” he concluded.The tournament will go on with more matches expected on Friday.last_img read more

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first_imgShare Cypriot football seeks betting levy for development programmes June 25, 2020 Seeking to prepare its market for future regulations, the National Betting Authority of Cyprus (EAS) has begun its crackdown on online gambling sites deemed to be targeting national consumers.The actions of the authority have been granted by the Cypriot Finance Committee with a view of creating fair market conditions for sports betting operators seeking a Cyprus license application.The Cyprus Mail reports that some 2,500 online domains have been deemed to be serving Cypriot consumers with unlicensed online betting/gambling services.This October the EAS opened its licensing process allowing international operators to apply for Cypriot online betting provisions. The authority has warned all interested parties that all wagering from Cypriot accounts must be stopped in order to comply with its licensing application process.Seeking to regulate its market, the Cypriot government are further reviewing its relationship with Greek gambling operator OPAP, which was granted an effective monopoly over other online betting products under the 2012 legislation.OPAP has operated its services in Cyprus since 1969, under its monopoly arrangement the Greek operator further services the Cypriot National Lottery.However, the OPAP partnership has come under pressure following revelations this year that the Cypriot government were losing circa €1 million a month under the existing deal.It has been reported that the Cypriot government want to OPAP to double its yearly fixed contribution to €20 million with a further 20% tax on lottery gross profits. Share Related Articles SAZKA confident of European comeback as assets weather COVID-19 storm June 12, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon OPAP delivers on Athens children’s hospital CSR projects July 6, 2020last_img read more

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first_img StumbleUpon “Wager Wednesday” – Three Lions send UK into betting frenzy July 11, 2018 FIS breaks the bank with Worldpay $43 billion transaction March 18, 2019 Share Worldpay & Paysafe form ‘breakthrough collaboration’ for fast changing US gambling scene November 26, 2018 Submit Related Articles Worldpay has predicted that Boxing Day will provide a boost for Britain’s online bookmakers, as punters hope to cash in on the day’s biggest sporting events.Gambling data from 2015 reveals that Britain’s bookmakers saw a 10% increase in online betting activity and a 9% spike in total betting value on Boxing Day compared with an average Saturday in December.The figures are from transaction data for Worldpay’s online gambling customers, of which there are more than 400,000 globally, between December 12 and December 26 in 2015.James McGurn, VP Digital Content and Gambling, Global eCommerce, at Worldpay, said: “While Boxing Day is known for its wealth of bargains and sales, sporting events such as horse racing and football are all part of the festive fun too, offering the opportunity for a holiday flutter.“Worldpay’s figures from last year demonstrate that more and more people are choosing to spend the day at home recovering from Christmas merriness and tuning into the biggest sporting events of the day, rather than queuing up in the early hours of the morning for the sales.“Mobile gambling has made it possible for everybody to get involved, with even the most casual fan having the convenience to place a bet from the comfort of a pub or their own sofa.“As online shopping and gambling continue to grow with the emergence of mobile platforms, we are expecting to see another bumper Boxing Day for bookies this year.” Sharelast_img read more

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first_img Related Articles Share StumbleUpon Submit MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 Mateusz Juroszek – Non-stop STS will expand amid industry disruptions August 12, 2020 Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 Share Mario Bilic – InterwettenGerman-language online bookmaker, Interwetten has confirmed that it will utilise Wiraya personalisation and automated technologies to drive customer engagement through its mobile verticals.Updating the market, Interwetten marketing has installed Wiraya’s ‘Mobile Activation Solution’, which has been launched through the bookmaker’s key markets of Germany, Austria and Switzerland.Interwetten details that Wiraya’s automated mobile player communications were used during World Cup Russia 2018 trading to great effect.Interwetten’s Head of Gaming, Mario Bilic said; ‘As for so many iGaming brands, our investment in customer acquisition is high, yet loyalty remains increasingly difficult to obtain. Across the industry, we see on average only 35% of new customers actually making that all important first deposit. When we gain registrations it’s vitally important we not only convert them to depositing players, but we keep them as long-standing, loyal customers. In response, we are now proactively changing our approach to the customer activation process.’The technology partnership is set to focus on targeting mobile users, with appropriate relevant markets and offers, whilst saving Interwetten resources and promotional costs.Oskar Klingberg – Wiraya“Compared to our previous traditional approach of email and text offers, using Wiraya has seen a significant increase in player conversion for both activation and reactivation, in particular, a 7% increase in the number of deposits from a customer who has registered but not made a deposit” Bilic added.Wiraya CEO Oskar Klingberg backs Interwetten as new partner stating; ‘Rather than simply enhancing the traditional approach that so many operators are taking to player conversion, we are working with a number of leading operators in the industry to challenge the assumptions on what inspires actions from players. The market leading conversion results we have seen is a testament to the new way of working.’last_img read more