Third World continues to rock after 45 years

first_imgOne of Jamaica’s more enduring popular band Third World celebrated their 45th year in the entertainment industry at what some fans termed “an extraordinary performance” on Saturday, December 29 at the Liguanea Golf Academy in New Kingston, Jamaica.Build as “Third World and Friends” the show exuded professionalism, creativity and the high quality of Jamaica’s musical cultureObviously, the promoters of the show placed significant emphasis on pleasing Third World fans with a superb production, including the design of the stage The stage featured doors on either side and during the show the MC’s,  Jamaican radio personalities Nikki Z and Rodney Campbell, welcome the performers by opening the doors to welcome the musical friends on stage.But the focus was on Third World, who after 45 years from their first performance at the Ranny Williams Center on Hope Road in 1973 seemed not to have missed a beat. The band thrilled the audience with perennial hits like Try Jah Love, Committed, Always Around, 96 Degrees in the Shade, Sense of Purpose, Now That We’ve Found Love. The original recordings of most of these hits featured the late Bunny Rugs, but popular Jamaican singer AJ Brown was an ample replacement at the show.The ‘Friends’ of Third World appearing in the show included  Naomi Cowan; rising Stars winning trio One Third; Sevana, Billy Mystic, and another perennial favorite for Jamaicans, King Yellowman, who was dressed as a soldier. Yellowman immediately sent the audience roaring with his hits including I’m Getting Married, Blueberry Hill and Zungguzungguguzungguzeng. Additional welcomed friends included Big Youth, Queen Ifrica, Tessanne Chin, Toots Hibbert, Luciano, Freddie McGregor, and Wayne Marshall, and Shaggy. However, the best friend of all, and a surprise to the fan, was the appearance through one of the stage doors of Damion “Junior Gong” Marley who also thrilled the audience with hits like Welcome to Jamrock, and a new hit called Medication in reference to the virtues of marijuana.last_img read more

Jamaica Wants to Establish Plant-Based Medicine Research Center

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – The Jamaica government says there are plans to establish a center in Jamaica to further advance plant-based medicine research.Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister,  Audley Shaw says a “programme of cooperation” involving noted Jamaican scientist and businessman, Dr. Henry Lowe as well as  Dr. Julius Garvey, the son of National Hero Marcus Garvey; and the Director at Harvard University Medical School, Dr. Wilfred Ngwa, is being finalized for the associate research center’s establishment.“In fact, Dr. Ngwa will soon be visiting Jamaica to further advance these discussions as Jamaica’s unique microclimatic conditions place us in an enviable position globally,” Shaw told the Jamaica Information Service (JIS).Shaw noted that of just over 100 plants which are known and used for medicines, 51 are indigenous to Jamaica.“We must also not forget that Dr. Lowe and others have developed plant-based medicines in Jamaica that are now world-renowned, and are presently submitting more applications for further development of additional plant-based medicines to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States Government,” he added.Shaw said a recent study by Harvard University scientists which showed that cannabis can potentially help cancer victims is “very significant.”He said he first became aware of this “potentially significant initiative” while attending a conference on plant medicines, hosted by Dr. Nwga at Harvard in June.The Minister said given Jamaica’s “unique” history with respect to cannabis and many other plant-based medicines, “exciting days” are ahead for the country in this regard.Shaw indicated that the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) has now issued 54 licenses to cannabis entrepreneurs, and will shortly complete export regulations to facilitate the legal export of cannabis raw materials, such as buds and oil extracts.For his part, CLA Director, Delano Seiveright, said with pancreatic cancer predicted to be the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths by 2020, the medical breakthrough by Harvard’s scientists is a “major victory” for the cannabis industry.“The significance here is that the life expectancy for cancer patients could significantly increase. We, in Jamaica, have to continue to do our part in ensuring that we are ready to capitalize on medicinal marijuana and the important role it is playing in scientific discovery,” he said.Scientists from Harvard University’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, in their study published in the journal ‘Frontiers of Oncology’ on July 23, revealed that a chemical found in cannabis has demonstrated “significant therapy potential” for treating pancreatic cancer.The resulting drug, ‘FBL-03G’, is said to be a derivative of a cannabis flavonoid, the naturally occurring compound found in plants, vegetables and fruits which, among other things, provides their color.The results, according to Dr. Ngwa, one of the study’s researchers, are “major.“The most significant conclusion is that tumor-targeted delivery of flavonoids, derived from cannabis, enabled both local and metastatic tumor cell kill, significantly increasing survival from pancreatic cancer,” he noted.Dr. Ngwa said the significance of this is that, because pancreatic cancer is often diagnosed in later stages, once it has spread, and the flavonoids have proven capable of destroying killing other cancer cells, this could mean the life expectancy of those with the condition could increase,” the noted academic added.“If successfully translated clinically, this will have a major impact on the treatment of pancreatic cancer”.last_img read more

Black History in the City of Miramar!

first_imgMIRAMAR, Florida – Vice Mayor Alexandra P. Davis invites the community to join the City for a month-long celebration of Black History during February which is also Reggae Month.The City has various family-friendly events planned for residents to gather, learn and reflect on the accomplishments, history, culture and contributions of Black Americans in Miramar and throughout our nation’s history.View the events below:last_img

Morocco Officially Submits 2026 FIFA World Cup Hosting Bid

first_imgMorocco’s Football Federation have officially submitted their 2026 FIFA World Cup hosting bid to FIFA delegates.Officiel. Le #Maroc dépose sa candidature pour l’organisation de la Coupe du Monde 2026. pic.twitter.com/OTjRDJ2G13— Football Maroc (@FootballMaroc) August 11, 2017More to follow shortly…RelatedUS, Canada And Mexico Joint Bid Beats Morocco To 2026 World Cup Hosting RightJune 13, 2018In “World Cup”Algeria, Morocco And Tunisia Plan Joint 2030 World Cup BidJuly 4, 2018In “Africa”Australia To Launch Bid For 2023 FIFA Women’s World CupJune 14, 2017In “Australia”last_img

Floyd Mayweather: “Having One Woman Is Too Close To Having None”

first_imgAfter amassing so much money from an illustrious boxing career, earning as much as £200 million from his supposed last fight against UFC fighter Conor McGregor last month, Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather certainly has a whole lot of money to spend on his lavish lifestyle, cars, private jets, expensive clothes, jewelry and of course, women.In a bizarre interview with YouTube channel Awkward Puppets, the retired boxer revealed he currently has about seven girlfriends.“How many women I have? Probably about seven deep. Lucky seven.” Mayweather said. “We go out to eat, some of us travel together. Having one is too close to having none.”The 40-year-old has been linked with various women over the years and has four children from two different women.He and ex-girlfriend Josie Harris have three children together: Sons Koraun (born January 29, 2000) and Zion (born March 28, 2001), and daughter Jirah (born June 25, 2004). He also has a daughter, Iyanna (born May 20, 2000), from a separate relationship with Melissia Brim.The ‘Money man’ is known for spending generously on his children. He bought Iyanna a $400,000 Rolls Royce and threw a big 16th birthday party for Zion, giving him a brand new Mercedes as a gift.In the interview, Mayweather insisted his fight against Conor McGregor was truly his last. “The last fight that I fought, that was the money fight. For real, because the next fight, they’re going to try and get me to fight an alien on another planet.” He said.Mayweather ended his career of fifty fights without a loss. Related[PHOTO] See Pictures Of Conor McGregor 100ft Yacht Party After Mayweather DefeatSeptember 10, 2017In “Lifestyle”VIDEO: Watch Jose Mourinho Give His Verdict On Mayweather Vs McGregor FightAugust 25, 2017In “Sports”Mayweather v McGregor: Fight Will End Early And “Won’t Go The Distance”, Says MayweatherAugust 11, 2017In “Sports”last_img read more

UEFA Sanction Everton And Hadjuk Split Over Crowd Trouble

first_imgRelatedSerial Offenders! Everton Nab UEFA Fine AgainNovember 22, 2017In “England”PSG, AC Milan and Bayern Munich Escape with UEFA FinesJanuary 11, 2019In “UEFA”UEFA Charge Arsenal & Cologne For Crowd TroubleSeptember 15, 2017In “England” English Premier League (EPL) side Everton and their Croatian counterparts Hadjuk Split have been sanctioned by European football’s governing body, UEFA, following the crowd trouble that marred the UEFA Europa League (UEL) play-off game at Goodison Park last month.The game ended 2-0 in favour of Everton but the match was soiled with violence after Hajduk fans surged towards the pitch and threw objects forcing play to stop in the 33rd minute on August 17, 2017.The Croatian club have been fined £35,348 by UEFA, while Everton will also have to pay £8,837 for their part in the crowd trouble.The Merseyside club eventually qualified for the UEL group stage after winning 3-1 on aggregate following a 1-1 draw on the 2nd leg in Croatia.Aside the fine, Hajduk have also been ordered to contact Everton within 30 days so as to pay “for the settlement of the damages caused by its supporters”. A lot of seats were damaged while the crowd trouble lasted.In a related development, Russian side Spartak Moscow have been fined £53,000 and also banned from selling tickets to fans for the next UEFA Champions League (UCL) match at Sevilla on November 1, 2017 as punishment for the flare that was fired at the centre referee during the club’s 1-1 draw at Slovenian side Maribor on September 13.Sevilla boss Eduardo Berizzo also came under the heavy hammer after he was suspended for one UCL match following his dismissal for throwing the ball away in the Spanish side’s 2-2 draw at Liverpool on September 13.last_img read more

Concerns arise for 888 operations as UKGC reviews firms self-exclusion provisions

first_img StumbleUpon Share Related Articles UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020 Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 Submit Share UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 FTSE-listed online gambling group 888 Holdings has informed the market and its investors that its UK operator licence is being reviewed by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) relating to the firm’s compliance provisions with regards to preventing problem gambling.The UKGC is set to evaluate whether 888 operates an effective self-exclusion process for its customers across its platforms.  Self-exclusion is the player protection process that allows online betting/igaming consumers to ‘take a break’ or withdraw themselves from operator services.This morning 888 governance released the following corporate update informing stakeholders:“The Company has been informed that the United Kingdom’s Gambling Commission (the UKGC) is currently conducting a review of the manner in which a subsidiary of the Company (the “Licensee”) has carried on its licensed activities to ensure compliance with the UKGC operating licence held by the Licensee. The review has been initiated to assess certain measures that the Licensee employs to ensure social responsibility to its customers including, amongst other items, effective self-exclusion tools across different operating platforms.”The self-exclusion policy is a key provision of operating UK online gambling services. If found in breach of compliance with UKGC self-exclusion rules and policy, an operator could lose its UK online gambling operating licence.UK business news sources have this morning reported that 888 Holdings share price has declined 10% on the notification of its impending review.888 governance stated that it would cooperate with the UK governing body: “The Company is dedicated to providing players with a responsible as well as enjoyable gaming experience and the Licensee will be proactively engaged in a cooperative and collaborative manner with the UKGC throughout this review.”last_img read more

Casino 36 secures £12 million Dudley casino project

first_img Related Articles Share Casino 36 to gain go-ahead for Wolverhampton super casino April 8, 2015 Submit StumbleUpon Share UK gambling operator Casino 36 expands its presence within the West Midlands, by securing the rights to build a new casino property in the town of Dudley.Confirming its £12 million project, Casino 36 management informs that the operator will relocate its existing Castle Casino property from Castle Hill to a new site in Dudley.Its new Dudley property will house a fully serviced casino as well as a 450-seater bingo hall. Local business news sources report that Casino 36 aims to bring up to 100 new jobs to the town.The Dudley project will be Casino 36 second property within the West Midlands, last year the operator launched its £7 million casino in Wolverhampton.Casino 36 director Adrian Ballard said: “Dudley has always been a leading market town. The plans to move the area forward are admirable and something I am keen to be involved in.“I feel the opportunities our new site will provide will complement these plans and be an additional vehicle to bring much-needed tourism back to the borough. When considering which new facilities to offer, we didn’t want to just cater to an existing client market.“We are determined to provide something the area is lacking and are focused on providing new facilities in a friendly and safe environment where people can relax in an exciting and fresh new setting.”last_img read more

OPTIMA continues to build on prosperous year

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Related Articles Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 Share Andrea Vota – Jdigital’s challenge of Spanish restrictions is led by logic and rationale August 13, 2020 Submit Jacob Lopez, OptimaSeville based supplier of platforms, OPTIMA has built on what has so far been a potentially record breaking year, by recording another successful month. At the EXPOJOC in Valencia earlier in the month, the company introduced a new range of platforms that have undoubtedly aided the growth that OPTIMA has  enjoyed. The new product range follow on from OPTIMA’s plans to increase its market share in its country of formation, Spain.Furthermore, OPTIMA has reported that its efforts to convert its UK retail customer base from a shop server based system to a new server-less solution is proceeding at a good pace.Optima CEO, Jacob Lopez Curciel said: “The server-less solution brings many advantages to the operator. Prominent amongst these are the cost savings by not having to replace a shop server every 2 to 3 years, and the complete elimination of any delays caused by the ‘data’ bottlenecks that can arise when the HQ system is trying to connect to the shop at busy periods.“Further advantages accrue to the operator through the centralization of the HQ and therefore the ease with which support and upgrades can be supplied.“This is the type of system that has lead to OPTIMA becoming the system of choice for many markets including Nigeria where a 1000 shop estate has just been rolled out for market leader NairaBet.“Trials on OPTIMA’s revolutionary I-Shop solution are continuing in the UK . This way of allowing customers to use their own mobile device to access the same prices as are in the till whist in the shop not only creates a novel way of betting but also does not require the operator to enter into any financially punitive arrangements with a third party.”_______________________OPTIMA will be at Betting on Sports and looks forward to meeting with anybody who is interested in talking about any part of the product suite. Betting on Sport is at London’s famous Olympia on 12th-15th September. To get tickets click here.last_img read more

Kambi confident that strengthened commercial pipeline will overcome current trading woes

first_img Presenting its Q3 2017 trading update (period ending 30 September), Nordic Nasdaq-listed Kambi Group Plc has detailed a robust corporate performance despite trading against a tough Q3 2016 comparative period featuring the UEFA Euro 2016 Championships.Updating investors, Kambi sustained a positive period revenue performance of €14.8 million, which sees the sports betting platform supplier generate €43 million for its year-to-date trading.Despite the firm’s positive revenue momentum, Kambi continues to be affected by lower operating margin declines due to adverse sporting results recorded across its client portfolio. A lower group operating margin of 7% (2016: 21%), would see Kambi declare a period operating EBIT of €1.1 million (Q3 2016: €3.1 million).Closing its Q3 2017 trading period, Kambi governance would declare group profits (after tax) of €800,000 (Q3 2016: €2.7 million).Detailing operational highlights, Kambi governance stated that the firm continues to strengthen its commercial pipeline adding new regulated ‘teir1 clients’ to its portfolio including Colombia’s Corredor Empresial and Bulgaria’s National Lottery operator which has launched 7777.bg with Kambi as lead platform supplier.As the firm expands its commercial footprint and secures further platform supplier contract renewals with LeoVegas and Paf, Kambi CEO Kristian Nylén states that his firm has the capabilities to deliver long-term growth its current downturn.Kristian Nylén Kambi CEO commented on Q3 2017 corporate performance “In many ways, Q3 could be viewed as a springboard quarter for Kambi. I’m pleased to report Kambi was able to continue its progress, with operator turnover rising 16% year-on-year versus a period which included the final stages of Euro 2016 and the Olympic Games.“Furthermore, this growth was delivered in the context of an unusually high operator margin of 7.5%, and means our margin for the first nine months of the year is 6.6% – a figure which falls within our projected annual range of 6.5-7%. This strengthens our belief that while margins will fluctuate due to the outcome of sporting events, we don’t see any long-term trends that suggest any continued downward pressure.”“The period saw us face a particularly tough revenue comparative in terms of both an equally strong trading margin in Q3 2016 and the impact of the 888sport contract renewal. Despite these factors, we still managed to post revenues on a par with Q3 last year.”“I’m pleased that I can once again say we have signed a new partner, this time in the shape of Bulgaria’s National Lottery, the country’s largest privately-owned gaming operator. This represents the seventh consecutive quarter in which Kambi has added a new customer. We will provide National Lottery’s online 7777.bg brand, a market leader in gaming products, with our Sportsbook. Kambi is delighted to have been chosen by National Lottery and we expect to launch during the current quarter.” Kambi takes control of Churchill Downs BetAmerica sportsbook August 28, 2020 Kambi and DraftKings agree on final closure terms July 24, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Submit Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Share Sharelast_img read more