Fourth Annual Testing the Best Calypso Show to be launched this evening.

first_imgLocalNews Fourth Annual Testing the Best Calypso Show to be launched this evening. by: – May 11, 2011 Share Tweet Sharing is caring! 22 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Share Mr. Alvin Knight. Photo credit: catholicnews-tt.netA tribute to former calypsonian Roland “Spider” James to form part of the fourth Marriage & Engaged Encounter’s “Testing the  Best” Calypso Show. The ten finalists of the 2011 Calypso Competition will learn which song they will perform when the show is launched today at the Fort Young Hotel from 5:00pm.According to Mr. Alvin Knight the show will take place on the 9th of July, 2011 at the Newtown Savannah. The venue has changed to the Newtown Savannah as a result of the large number of people who have attended the show over the years and the organizers expect an even greater crowd this time around.The joy of the show is that the calypsonians will not be singing their own song, rather they will be singing another calypsonians song and will be judged based on how well they can perfrom it.This year the organizers are also hoping to get a past calypsonian to perform some of Spider’s songs which will be an added treat to the show.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img

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Women protest against domestic violence in Paris

first_imgSandrine Bouchait, who heads avictims’ association and whose sister was burned to death in 2017 by herpartner in front of her seven year-old daughter, said the death toll wasunacceptable.(Reuters) PARIS – Hundreds of women took part inthe so-called “die-in” protests in central Paris, hoping to draw attention todomestic violence against women. People stage a “die-in” at Place de la Republique during a demonstration against domestic violence in Paris, France on Oct. 19. REUTERS/BENOIT TESSIER Over 120 women were believed to havebeen killed as a direct result of domestic violence in France so far this year,according to local associations.  Demonstrators on Saturday held upsigns with the names of French victims and fell to the ground.last_img

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5 persons arrested for ‘illegal gambling’

first_imgThe suspects were caught playing “bingo” around 6 p.m. on July 12, police said. Police identified them as residents Emelynda Fanugon, 67; Isari Talla, 47; Elmer Barodilla, 23; Emily Ceriaco, 35; and Aventh Talla, 26. ILOILO City – Five persons were nabbed for illegal gambling in Barangay Consolacion, Dumalag, Capiz. Recovered from their possession were bingo cards and bet money which amounted to P67. They were brought to the Dumalag municipal police station, facing charges for violation of Presidential Decree 1602, which prescribes stiffer penalties on illegal gambling./PNlast_img

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Three arrested on multiple drug-related charges

first_imgLAWRENCEBURG, Ind. — Three people have been arrested on multiple drug-related and child neglect charges after police say they found children in an apartment which methamphetamine was being sold.Jason Fleming, 42, of Lawrenceburg, Amie Etter, 27, of Lawrenceburg, and Coty Barron, 28, of Patriot were all arrested.According to police, state parole officers along with the Lawrenceburg Police Department performed a home check on Etter’s apartment.During the check, police found the three adults, two children (ages 8 and 10 months), and two small bags with a substance consistent with methamphetamine, and other paraphernalia.Etter and Barron were arrested on charges of Dealing in Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Neglect of a Dependent, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, and Possession of Paraphernalia.Flemming was arrested on the charge of Attempt to Commit Possession of Methamphetamine.last_img

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Winter Heat Challenge Series starts season at Perris

first_imgPERRIS, Calif. – Pit gates open at noon and racing starts at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 when the Winter Heat Challenge Series starts the 2017 season at Perris Auto Speedway.The grandstand opens and hot laps for the IMCA Modifieds start at 2 p.m.There is no entry fee; pit passes are $50. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults, $5 for active military personnel and students ages 13-18 with ID, and for kids ages six through 12. Youngsters five and under get in free.Free parking during the series, which continues Feb. 11 and 12, is courtesy of the Lake Perris Fairgrounds.More information is available by calling the track office at 951 940-0139.last_img

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Area unemployment numbers released

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — The Indiana Department of Workforce Development has released detailed January 2019 unemployment data for counties in southeastern Indiana.Dearborn County January 2019- 4.4 percentJanuary 2018- 4.1 percentDecatur County January 2019- 3.8 percentJanuary 2018- 3.3 percentFranklin County January 2019- 4.6 percentJanuary 2018- 4.5 percentJefferson County  January 2019- 4.2 percentJanuary 2018- 3.6 percentJennings County January 2019- 4.7 percentJanuary 2018- 4.5 percentOhio CountyJanuary 2019- 4.4 percentJanuary 2018- 3.8 percentRipley CountyJanuary 2019- 4.4 percentJanuary 2018- 4.0 percentRush CountyJanuary 2019- 3.6 percentJanuary 2018- 3.2 percentSwitzerland County January 2019- 4.2 percentJanuary 2018- 4.0 percentUnion CountyJanuary 2019- 4.0 percentJanuary 2018- 3.4 percentlast_img

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India’s medal hopes rise to 8

first_imgUlaanbaatar, June 22: India’s medal hopes swelled to eight at the Ulaanbaatar Cup after Shiva Thapa (60kg), Mandeep Jangra (69kg) and two other youngsters advanced to the semi-finals here on Friday.Besides Shiva and Mandeep, debutant Vanhlimpuia (75kg) and Etash Khan (56kg) also made it to the last four stage after registering comprehensive victories in the afternoon session.Shiva, a former world championship bronze medallist, set his date with local hope Battumur Misheelt in the semi-final after notching up a clinical unanimous win over Kyrgyzstan’s Ravshanbek in the quarters.Former Commonwealth Games silver medallist Mandeep defeated Mongolian Batkhuyag Sukhkhuyag in his quarterfinal bout.However, the experienced L Sarita Devi (60kg), a former world and asian champion, lost a closely-contested quarterfinal bout to Chinese Taipei’s Shih Yu Wu to go out of the tournament.In the men’s draw, Salman Sheikh lost a close quarterfinal contest to local favourite Gankhuyag Gan-Erdene.Vanhlimpuia, competing in his maiden international tournament, defeated Korea’s Song Myong Su in a unanimous verdict while Etash had to slog it out a bit against China’s Jia Wei Lu before fetching a split verdict in his favour from the judges.On Thursday, India were assured of another four medals after world and Asian silver medallist Sonia Lather (57kg), Lovlina Borgohain (69kg), Himanshu Sharma (49kg) and Ashish (64kg) entered the semis. IANSlast_img

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GBA’s National Intermediate Championships set for month-end

first_imgTHE Guyana Boxing Association will stage its annual National Intermediate Championships from October 27 to 29 at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue.According to information received to date, 10 boxing gyms from around the country have already registered for the championships and every night about 12 fights will be staged.The boxing gyms thus far registered are: Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Republican, Young Achievers, Forgotten Youth Foundation (FYF) and Harpy Eagles of Georgetown, Vergenoegen of West Coast Demerara, Rose Hall Jammers of Berbice as well as Carryl’s and Pocket Rocket of Linden.The GDF are the defending champions but are expected to be hard-pressed by the Republicans this time around.Among the boxers expected on show later this month are standouts from the GBA’s National Novices championships held earlier this year. These boxers include the tournament champions such as GDF’s Akimo Watts (junior flyweight), Kevin Moore (bantamweight), Okimey Baker (middleweight) and Jirl Peters (light heavyweight).The categories to be contested are Youth, Elite and Female.The medical and weigh-in will be conducted on October 26.last_img

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SportCaller and William Hill launch free-to-play Football21

first_img SG OpenMarket approval sees SportCaller expand FTP distribution capacity August 18, 2020 William Hill accelerates transformation agenda to overcome COVID realities August 5, 2020 Related Articles Share StumbleUpon SportCaller, the free-to-play sports game specialist, has struck a deal with William Hill to deliver a new game, Football21, in a move the operator hopes will optimise its customer base.Football21 is a weekly free-to-enter competition which asks players to compete for a £10,000 prize pot every weekend by selecting teams whose combined goal-count adds up to 21.The rules dictate that each selected side must score at least one goal, but players can choose from as many or as few teams as they wish to produce the 21-goal aggregate total.The easy-to-integrate game has already been proven to accelerate new-account acquisition and increase betting activity for William Hill customers, benefiting from other cross-promotional support for Football21 through popular social channels like UNILAD.Football21 has been uniquely tailored by SportCaller to drive retention across all operator platforms, boosting the user experience on a sport which always has a huge impact on revenues. This free-to-play game is available via desktop and mobile, and also as an app via Google Play and the App Store.In a largely homogenised market for sign-up offers and bonuses, SportCaller are offering a third way to enhance recruitment, reactivation and retention through deep engagement. SportCaller Managing Director Cillian Barry said: “We’ve been working with William Hill on the Lucky 7 horse racing game over the past 18 months, and are now delighted to extend that partnership on Football21.“It’s immensely satisfying for our games to have been integrated by such a huge name as William Hill, and it’s great to see that Football21 has rewarded their faith, producing genuine new-play engagement and customer loyalty. It’s just the latest game from our expanding team roster.”Tom Warren, Head of Marketing Planning & Strategy at William Hill, said: “It has only been live since the start of the year but Football21 has already proved a demonstrable success for account-acquisition, with its simple, quick-fire nature and logical gameplay clearly appealing to new clients, who can sometimes be put off by the perceived complexities of betting.“Looking ahead to this summer’s World Cup in Russia, where client retention will be at a premium, we are looking forward to working more closely with SportCaller.”SportCaller has recently released a range of World Cup “Predictor” games that also promote engagement through a series of betting-related questions, which have player-education and ensuing bet-conversion at their heart. All the games can be accessed on mobile, app and desktop. Share SportCaller teams up with Coral for Racing Super Series launch August 12, 2020 Submitlast_img

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SBTech eyes added personalisation alongside Fresh8

first_img Related Articles Submit Spotlight Sports Group enhances US content July 8, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Kambi takes control of Churchill Downs BetAmerica sportsbook August 28, 2020 Share Kambi and DraftKings agree on final closure terms July 24, 2020 SBTech has announced its latest technology partnership, teaming up with Fresh8, who is to integrate its marketing solutions to fully maximise the sports betting solutions provider’s messaging service.It is hoped that through the integration of the Fresh8 marketing technology, optimal advertising will be delivered to both bookmakers and users.Fresh8, the advertising automation platform provider to the sports betting sector, is already live with a number of SBTech operators delivering a whole host of services.Amongst them is the provision of fully automated and personalised multi-format display campaigns, designed to increase customer acquisition rates and improve the retention levels of their existing users. Ian Bradley, Chief Product Officer of SBTech, commented: “We’re delighted to be partnering with Fresh8, whose technology has already increased efficiency and returns for many of our operators. “This partnership aligns perfectly with SBTech’s work on personalisation and targeted CRM, with the aim of generating the most relevant advertising to match users’ unique preferences. We look forward to seeing Fresh8 develop its offering as we roll it out across our network.”Fresh8 utilises contextual content, CRM data, and sports betting product data in order to build the best and most relevant advert for users at any moment, achieved automatically, at scale and targeting customers in real time. The company details that this is “especially important for in-play betting,” where “conversions are maximised through hyper-responsivity to the game situation.”Andrew Sharland, CEO and co-founder of Fresh8, added: “We’re very happy to be partnering with one of the leading solutions providers in the sector. Fresh8 is all about enabling operators to significantly improve the efficiency of their marketing efforts by unlocking the value of their data. “Our platform powers the automatic creation of marketing assets, significantly improving ROI from digital media spend.”This follows further US-based development for SBTech earlier this month, which saw the firm makes its second major announcement alongside the Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, where it will act as lead betting systems provider.last_img

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