Jamaican actor Jarayne Pinnock is coming to the STARZ hit show…

first_imgJarayne Pinnock will appear in the upcoming season 5 of the series that was executive produced by rapper 50 Cents and features an all-black cast. The series follows James St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick), nicknamed “Ghost,” owner of “Truth,” a popular New York City nightclub. In addition, he is a major player in one of the city’s biggest illegal drug networks and struggles to balance these two lives, but the balance topples when he realizes he wants to leave the drug ring in order to support his legitimate business.  Not a speaking rolePinnock, 26, from Spanish Town, St. Catherine, will take the role of a distant cousin of the children of “Ghost.” However, the role is not a speaking role. But he recently described his part in “Power”as “surreal” and believes it represents the start of his acting success. He also has upcoming auditions for several other acting jobs, including the Netflix series created by Marvel, “Luke Cage.”Pinnock began his journey to Hollywood as he pursued a degree in journalism at the University of the West Indies, (UWI), and became interested in appearing on “College Lifestyle,” a reality television program. Won acting gold medalAfter being on the show, he realized that he wanted to act in film. He represented Jamaica at the World Championships of Performing Arts, (WCOPA) competition while at UWI and won a gold medal and a scholarship to the New York Conservatory of the Dramatic Arts (NYCDA). After graduation, Pinnock got an agent and began auditioning for parts. Meanwhile, fans of the STARZ network and TV series Power will still be able to access content through its streaming service and other New York cable providers.last_img read more

Superintendent Carvalho is a Finalist for 2018 National Urban Superintendent of…

first_imgMiami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho has been named a finalist for the prestigious Green-Garner Award by the Council of the Great City Schools. The nation’s highest urban education honor recognizes outstanding contributions in urban education. Named in tribute of school leaders Richard R. Green and Edward Garner, the award is presented to a Superintendent every other year. The winner will be announced Thursday evening during a banquet at the Council’s 62nd Annual Fall Conference in Baltimore. Superintendent Carvalho has been nominated for his commitment and passion to increase student achievement, bring 21st century learning to every school and bridge any and all gaps that may stand in the way of students in Miami-Dade County. During his tenure, he has been selected as Florida’s 2014 Superintendent of the Year, as well as the 2014 National Superintendent of the Year; was named by Scholastic Administrator as one of “The Fantastic Five” educators making a difference in America; and is the 2016 winner of the 2016 Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education, as well as the Magnet Schools of America 2016 Superintendent of the Year.In addition to this coveted award, this year’s winner will receive $10,000 in college scholarships.last_img read more

Top Eight Players Step Out In Style for the WTA Finals Draw/ Player Awards…

first_imgThe season’s best eight players are in Singapore to compete in the 2017 BNP Paribas WTA Finals, bringing an eventful season to an end. The draw for the tour finals was made on Friday at the WTA Gala, held at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. The Gala also annual WTA Player Awards.The competing players – Simona Halep, Garbine Muguruza, Karolina Pliskova, Elina Svitolina, Venus Williams, Caroline Wozniacki, Jelena Ostapenko and Caroline Garcia all stepped out looking glamorous for the event.World number one, Simona Halep wore a black dress, slightly above the knee with ‘Equality’ stitched to the bottom. The Romanian completed the outfit with black and silver high-heeled sandals.Garbine Muguruza was dressed in a black and teal Versace dress with a plunging neckline. She had on red block-heeled sandals and her hair sleekly packed at the back.Karolina Pliskova let her blonde hair down, dressed in a flowery midi gown. The 25-year-old accessorized with silver high-heeled sandals, adding to her  six feet one inch height.Making her debut at the WTA Finals, Elina Svitolina slipped into a blue silk dress with a high neckline and long slit, made by her mother. The World number four also wore blingy Jimmy Choo pumps.37-year-old Venus Williams, making a return to the event for the first time since 2009 showed off her long legs in little black dress with long sleeves and matching heels. Her natural hair was styled with a band.Making her fifth appearance at the year-end championships, Caroline Wozniacki wore a white and red body suit with a black belt tied into a bow at the side. The look was completed with black high heels.Roland Garros Champion, Jelena Ostapenko was dressed in a red A-line, cold-shoulder dress and had on red lipstick to match. The 20-year-old debutant was all smiles as she walked in her black heels.Caroline Garcia also wore a short red dress with a bit of sheer at the midriff and bottom. The Frenchwoman had nude pumps on her feet.Garbine Muguruza was named the Player of the Year, Martina Hingis and Chan Yung-Jan won the Doubles team of the Year Award, Jelena Ostapenko was the Most Improved Player of the Year, American Catherine Bellis was given the Newcomer of the Year award and Sloane Stephens won the Comeback Player of the Year award. The Jerry Diamond ACES Award was presented to Angelique Kerber.RelatedWTA Tour Finals: Venus Becomes Oldest Finalist; To Face Wozniacki In FinalOctober 29, 2017In “Sports”Indian Wells Masters: Osaka, Halep Crash Out Retaining RankingsMarch 13, 2019In “Tennis”2017 Wimbledon Open : Good Old Wine Venus Into A 10th Semi FinalJuly 12, 2017In “Sports”last_img read more

Nigeria Showed More Interest In Iwobi – Wenger

first_imgArsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that Nigeria showed more interest in forward Alex Iwobi and that played a major role in him opting to play for the country ahead of England.Iwobi, who has Nigerian parents, was eligible to play for both Nigeria and England but the Arsenal forward eventually opted for the Super Eagles.The French manager was speaking during an interview with Arsenal Player. He said: “He had the potential to play for England and for Nigeria.”“Today he looks very happy with Nigeria. When I speak to him, he’s had very positive experiences.“He brings his quality to Nigeria – he’s absolutely a creative player going forward. He’s very strong in small spaces and he’s starting to score goals as well.“For a while it was open between England and Nigeria, and England didn’t really push for Alex during that period. Nigeria were more willing to have him. I’ve seen many times that sons of parents from Nigeria want to go back to their parents’ country.” he further stated.England’s loss is Nigeria’s gain if his performances in the green and white jersey of the Super Eagles is anything to go by. He has netted two goals in 12 appearances including the lone strike vs. Zambia that ensured Nigeria qualified for next year’s World Cup in Russia last monthRelatedlast_img read more

CJEU rules against GBGA’s Gibraltar separate gambling tax status

first_img Related Articles Share Gamesys tops list for GambleAware Q1 donations July 10, 2020 Europol warns of ‘greater risk’ of match-fixing during pandemic August 7, 2020 The European Union Court of Justice (CJEU), the EU’s principal law court has ruled against the motion set by The Gibraltar Betting & Gaming Association (GBGA), that the British overseas territory of Gibraltar should be treated as an independent tax jurisdiction.The GBGA had set its EU legal dispute against the UK government relating to ‘Point-of-Consumption (POC)’ taxes introduced in 2014 charging online gambling/betting enterprises on revenues generated from British consumers.Last October the CJEU began its review of the dispute, which specifically asked whether Gibraltar an overseas territory of the United Kingdom has a right to separate its commercial status from the UK in accord with EU business laws?The GBGA stated that the UK’s industry taxation had breached trade terms set under the ‘Treaty of Functioning for the European Union’. Furthermore, the introduction of POC duties had resulted in Gibraltar licensed betting enterprises being ‘double taxed’, which infringed on EU ‘freedom of services’ laws.On Tuesday the CJEU rejected GBGA’s motion, stating that as a British overseas territory Gibraltar had gained its access to EU community business laws through its attachment with the United Kingdom.“It follows that the provision of services by operators established in Gibraltar to persons established in the United Kingdom constitutes, under EU law, a situation confined in all respects within a single Member State,” the CJEU statement read.The treatment of Gibraltar and the UK as a ‘single Member State’ will add further concerns for industry stakeholders regarding the viability of Gibraltar as an industry jurisdiction post-Brexit.A number of Gibraltar operators are currently revaluing their operational strategies should Gibraltar be likely impacted by ongoing Brexit negotiations.Publishing its 2016 annual report last April, FTSE listed 888  Holdings detailed that Gibraltar’s current licensing remit remained ‘unclear’ with regards to servicing European gaming jurisdictions. 888 governance stated that it was reviewing its Gibraltar operations and whether they can service the firm’s strategic goals of increasing its European market footprint. Share 888 appoints VC expert Limor Ganot as a corporate advisor July 20, 2020 StumbleUpon Submitlast_img read more

New London-AIM share issue sees Gaming Realms raise £1.1 million

first_img News UK recruits Simon Collins to lead its revamped betting & gaming division November 5, 2019 Michael BuckleyUpdating the market, London AIM-listed industry mobile games and platform developer Gaming Realms Plc has confirmed that it has raised £1.1 million (before expenses) following its subscription of +10 million new shares.Priced at 0.10p each, Gaming Realms governance details that the new subscription represents approximately 3.8% of the firms existing share capital.Updating investors, Gaming Realms detailed that the proceeds of the raised capital would used ‘to increase unique game creation to enhance the game library for both our real money gaming platform and licensing the content on our remote game server.’The firm’s latest share subscription, saw Gaming Realms managing directors Michael Buckley (Executive Chairman), Patrick Southon (CEO) and Simon Collins (founding team partner) contribute to the round.In its H1 2017 interim results, Gaming Realms governance stated that it was pleased with the firm’s outlook and expectations, having closed a busy period for the firm in which it secured major games development contracts for ITV’s popular ‘Love Island’ TV show.The new share application has been officially made with the London AIM and is expected to be cleared by 14 August. StumbleUpon Gaming Realms agrees on takeover of Bear Group February 22, 2019 Related Articles Submit Share Share No-deal Brexit “could have huge ramifications” for racing January 4, 2019last_img read more

Executive shake-up sees Veltyco appoint Melissa Blau as new CEO

first_img Share XLMedia completes takeover of 101GreatGoals.com July 17, 2020 London AIM-listed European online gambling/lottery group, Veltyco Plc has issued a corporate update confirming the appointment of Melissa Blau as new Chief Executive Officer.Veltyco governance confirms the appointment Blau, following an executive management restructure, which has seen company executives Uwe Lenhoff and Hans Dahlgren step down from the board.As leader of Veltyco, Blau will be supported by the appointment of Rainer Lauffs as Chief Operating Officer (COO).Further corporate leadership changes, see Veltyco confirm the appointment of Gilles Ohana as new Non-Executive Chairman.A seasoned industry veteran, Blau has an extensive background in industry business strategy, financing and stakeholder management.Blau has formerly served as CFO of St Minver, the legacy igaming division of GTECH, and as CEO of industry investment firm Europa Point Group.Furthermore, she has consulted a number of tier1gambling operators on international projects and growth strategies through private vehicle iGaming Capital. StumbleUpon Related Articles Share Nektan ceases trading on London AIM May 18, 2020 Nektan offloads white-label B2C unit to Active Win Group January 8, 2020 Submitlast_img read more

BtoBet targets Peru expansion for next LATAM chapter

first_img Related Articles Alessandro FriedIndustry betting developing markets platform provider BtoBet has confirmed that it will further expand its LATAM presence, targeting growth within Peru.Updating the market, BtoBet management details that it has studied a number of potential South American markets in which to grow its services and provisions.The supplier, which has established its commercial pipeline within the developing markets of South America and Africa, has identified Peru as its next market entry point.BtoBet’s new market ambitions follow news that the Peruvian government may move to implement a liberalised betting market mirroring the legislation of the recently open Colombian market.Commenting on BtoBet’s update, Chairman Alessandro Fried stated:“Given the upcoming sweeping legislation that is set to be introduced, Peru scales high on our agenda, and with the region attracting interest from various operators, even on an international level, the time is ripe for BtoBet to enter such an interesting scenario.”“The region already has a very strong reputation from a retail perspective, with experts widely viewing its current regulatory framework as a big success and one that many of the other emerging LatAm regions should look towards when attempting to build a retail footprint.” BtoBet refines African SMS payment options with Tola Mobile  August 20, 2020 StumbleUpon Share BtoBet grows Nigerian presence with Booster99 deal August 26, 2020 BtoBet grows LatAm portfolio with GlobalBet deal August 12, 2020 Share Submitlast_img read more

Oliver Dowden takes charge of DCMS

first_img StumbleUpon Share Submit UK gambling adopts toughest online advertising code to protect underage audiences August 27, 2020 Related Articles BGC calls for updates to ‘outdated’ payment regulations August 21, 2020 An afternoon of frantic Downing Street movements has seen Oliver Dowden (MP for Hertsmere Hertfordshire) promoted to the senior position of Secretary of State for Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).Dowden replaces Baroness Nicky Morgan as DCMS leader, who stood down as a Conservative MP last December after choosing not to contest her constituency seat in the General Election.The DCMS appointment is the second promotion Dowden has received under the premiership of PM Boris Johnson, having formerly served a six-month tenure as Minister for the Cabinet Office.An MP since 2015, Dowden becomes the eighth incumbent to lead DCMS since 2010. Despite significant cabinet movements, Dowden’s DCMS ministerial team appears unchanged with Matt Warman retaining his position as Under Secretary.Ministerial oversight of UK gambling will continue to be led by Nigel Adams as Minister for Sports, supported by Helen Whatley – Minister for State Arts, Heritage and Tourism.The appointment of Dowden was welcomed by UK gambling standards body the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC).BGC Chief Executive Michael Dugher said: “We welcome Oliver Dowden’s appointment. He has a formidable reputation in Westminster and Whitehall and we look forward to working closely with the new Secretary of State and the DCMS team as the Government’s Review of the Gambling Act gets underway.” BGC lauds success of whistle to whistle ban August 21, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

Countdown to Cheltenham: The Festival will have its highs and lows says Betway

first_img Real Betis selects Betway as its official shirt sponsor August 10, 2020 Share With the Countdown to Cheltenham well underway, SBC has continued to question the betting industry’s major operators on what to expect at the four day event.Speaking with Betway’s Head of Corporate Communications and PR Alan Alger, he revealed that sponsoring the Betway Champion Chase is a key asset for the operator, and suggested that Ballymoy could be worth backing each-way.SBC: How important is the sponsorship of The Festival for Betway in terms of growing brand awareness? And how is Betway getting ‘festival ready’?Alan Alger: Sponsoring the Betway Champion Chase is a hugely important part of our partnership portfolio. It’s one of the most exciting races of the festival each year and to have our extensive branding up on day two is a valuable asset.The planning always ramps up at the turn of the year, although this will be the sixth season of being a tier one sponsor at the meeting, so we hopefully now have an idea of exactly what works and what doesn’t.SBC: What role will request a bets and promotional offers play in engaging punters with this year’s festival?Alan Alger: I think the racing is competitive enough that most customers will be focusing on the traditional markets. Our unique ‘betyourway’ request bets are increasing in popularity on horse racing, after their extensive use in football. Our varied promotional offers have been performing well at recent festivals and we expect this year to be no different. Our exclusive ‘4 to Win’ free to play competition will offer punters the chance to land a £50,000 pot each day.SBC: Three of the shortest-priced favourites of the week have been lined up to race on the Wednesday of Cheltenham Festival – is this a worry for Betway? and how does Betway plan to mitigate the risk of a ‘Wednesday wipeout’?Alan Alger: While all bookmakers will be wary of multiples and running-up money, we have to trust the fact that it’s a four day meeting and there will be the usual highs and lows. While Wednesday looks an obvious place for dangers, something can hit unexpectedly – last year we had a near-£1million liability on Might Bite in the Gold Cup due to an inspired multiple from one Betway customer.SBC: The Gold Cup hasn’t been defended since 2004, what are the chances of current joint favourite Al Boum Photo doing it for Willie Mullins this year?Alan Alger: Last year’s winner has around a 20% chance of making it a double success. That looks about right, when you think about recent Gold Cup victors and their lack of subsequent success in any race, let alone the blue riband event – it shows how much it takes out of a thoroughbred to win it once, let alone twice.SBC: And finally, are there any runners that SBC readers should be keeping an eye on?Alan Alger: Ballymoy still has a chase and hurdles engagement, whichever one he ends up in he’s well worth backing each-way. Betway and Dafabet grow La Liga sponsorship portfolios August 14, 2020 StumbleUpon ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 Related Articles Share Submitlast_img read more