Florida woman starts petition to make pigs pets

first_imgThis Pembroke Pines couple has started a petition to make pigs pets A Pembroke Pines woman has started a petition to stop the city from enforcing a code violation that would force her to get rid of two miniature pet pigs or face a $250 daily fine.Her petition has gathered over 64,819 signatures towards her goal of 65,000.The city gave Theresa Shaia until April 18 to get rid of her beloved pets, named Beetlejuice and Frankenstein, but she’s now fighting the violation in court. She is hoping to have a hearing in July.The whole thing started when a neighbor claimed the pigs smelled and called in a complaint.The city has a “nuisance” ordinance that states “no farm animals,” and Pembroke Pines law law states that “chickens or other farm animals, and four or more dogs over the age of four months old” are prohibited (section 155.013).Shaia and her partner, Michael Owens, started the Care2 petition to ask the city to change its ordinance to allow for miniature pigs, and to stop enforcing the potential code violation.Shaia says she recently experienced the loss of a close friend, and that losing her pets would just add to the devastation.last_img read more

Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz show positives despite soccer loss to Canada

first_imgIn what was a reversal of fortunes from the recently held CONCACAF Gold Cup, the Jamaican senior men’s soccer team, lost 2-0 to a rejuvenated Canada team in Toronto on Saturday.First half goals from Anthony Jackson-Hamel and Jonathon Osario sealed the deal for the hosts but despite the result, the Reggae Boyz gave a better showing and displayed glimpses of hope in their all-round play. Blake beaten twice in 12 minutesAt the 16-minute mark, Jackson-Hamel could make no mistake after benefitting from a sweetly-directed cross to tap home past a flailing Andre Blake. Twelve minutes later Osario was also set up by a neat flick from Jackson-Hamel who turned provider.Canada was down to 10 men after young upstart Alphanso Davis was sent to the showers early after lashing out at defender Damion Lowe.Even though the Jamaicans created history by being the only Caribbean team to appear in two consecutive Gold Cup finals, their possession play in the tournament left a lot to be desired. Oftentimes the team opted to go the aerial route and bypassed the midfield. Midfield play a breath of fresh airOn Saturday, however, the Reggae Boyz worked the ball out of defense and their midfield play was a breath of fresh air. The squad was made up of mainly local based players and representatives of Major League Soccer teams, all of whom have passed through the country’s youth system.The management staff led by coach Theodore Whitmore seem to have their heads screwed on and if the current trend continues then better things may be on the horizon for the Reggae Boyzlast_img read more

Yohan Blake confident ahead of Commonwealth Games

first_img2011 World Champion, Yohan Blake, says both he and his world-renowned coach Glen Mills, are anxious to get back to the form that established him as the world’s second fastest man.Blake owns the second fastest times ever run over both the 100m and 200m, surpassed only by recently retired sprint king and compatriot Usain Bolt.   But following a career-threatening hamstring injury in 2012, the 28-year-old, has struggled to get back to his world-beating best.  But now he feels the Commonwealth games offers the avenue for a good comeback.“I’m looking forward to that night in the final in Australia,” Blake was recently quoted by Digicel Sports Max as saying. “I don’t have a Commonwealth medal. It’s very important for me to have one in my trophy case.’’The 2018 Commonwealth Games, officially known as the XXI Commonwealth Games and commonly known as Gold Coast 2018, is set for April 4-15, 2018 at the Carrara Stadium in Carrara, Australia.last_img read more

Commissioner Levine Cava Leads Effort to Provide Assistance to Miami-Dade Businesses…

first_imgThe funding allocations include nearly $8 million in Community Development Block Grant funds and nearly $4 million in Emergency Solutions Grant funds derived from the federal 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act. The legislation, sponsored by Commissioner Levine Cava, authorizes the County to use federal CARES Act dollars to provide direct assistance to local businesses and families. A small business assistance program will provide forgivable loans to businesses with 25 or fewer employees. The loans will be available for the payment of business expenses, including employee payroll costs. Businesses receiving the loans will be required to document job creation and/or retention, with the majority of jobs to be held by individuals with low to moderate income – those less than 80 percent of area median income. MIAMI-DADE – The Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners today (May 19) approved legislation to provide stimulus funding to local small businesses and direct assistance to families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the legislation provides substantial food and housing assistance for individuals with low to moderate income. Nutritional assistance funds will be available for an estimated 10,000 individuals in public housing that are income eligible and have not already received pandemic relief assistance for groceries. These are likely residents that lost their service sector jobs when COVID-19 caused the shutdown of the tourism and hospitality industry. Funds will also go towards homeless prevention and rapid re-housing activities.center_img “It is critical that the County be able to act quickly to get needed funding into the community to assist our small businesses – the backbone of our economy – and our most vulnerable populations that have been hit hardest by the pandemic crisis,” said Commissioner Levine Cava. “This legislation will enable the County to continue working with its community development partners to better meet the needs of our small business owners and our residents whose safety nets have been damaged.”last_img read more

Betway lands official Grand National betting partnership

first_img Related Articles Submit Anthony Werkman, Marketing and Operations Director at Betway, said: “The Grand National Festival at Aintree is a hugely important race meeting and we’re delighted to be its new official betting partner.“With the Betway Champion Chase in March, the Betway Lincoln on 1st April and now our sponsorship at Aintree, spring is going to be a very exciting time of year for us.”John Baker, Managing Director of Aintree Racecourse, said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Betway as the new official betting partner of the Randox Health Grand National Festival in a three year deal. We’re delighted that they have taken five high quality races over the course of the three days, including the prestigious Grade 1 Betway Aintree Hurdle, the feature race of Grand Opening Day on Thursday 6th April.“This year’s Randox Health Grand National is already lining up to be another spectacular race with 110 quality entries announced last week. In addition to Betway, we look forward to working with a new, exciting headline sponsor in Randox and a new and respected broadcast partner in ITV Racing.” StumbleUpon Share ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020center_img Real Betis selects Betway as its official shirt sponsor August 10, 2020 Anthony Werkman, BetwayIndependent bookmaker, Betway has signed a seven-figure three-year deal with Aintree Racecourse to become the official betting partner of this year’s Grand National Festival, to be held on Thursday 6th – Saturday 8th April.Increasing its profile withing UK racing, Betway adds the high coverage sponsorship to its existing sports portfolio which includes sponsorship of  the Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival, which has expanded its backing to sponsor this year’s top race meeting in the North West.Furthermore, Grade 1 contests the Betway Bowl Steeple Chase, Betway Aintree Hurdle, Betway Mildmay Novices’ Steeple Chase and Betway Mersey Novices’ Hurdle are all now part of the bookmaker’s sponsorship stable, and the Betway Handicap Steeple Chase will also hold the firm’s name. Betway and Dafabet grow La Liga sponsorship portfolios August 14, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

Celeb captains announced for 2018 BetBright Cup

first_img Mark Wilson: How FSB is meeting the recreational cricket punter’s demands August 20, 2020 Share Betfred extends World Snooker Championship deal until 2022 August 17, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Related Articles ITV secures three-year British racing broadcast deal August 5, 2020 Submit BetBright has announced its duo of celebrity sporting captains for its fiercely contested 2018 Cheltenham Festival charity cup.Ex England cricket spin bowler Phil Tufnell and former snooker star Ken Doherty have been appointed as captains of Great Britain and Ireland respectively, as they bid for bragging right.The trophy is to be awarded to the country with the greatest number of Cheltenham Festival winners, with Ireland current title holders.A crushing 19-9 defeat was handed out at the Gloucestershire turf last year, despite Great Britain starting as favourites.Rich Ricci, BetBright chairman, commented: “Cheltenham Festival is the horse racing event of the year, an exciting time for racing fans from both sides of the Irish Sea. “The Irish contingent will be looking to retain the BetBright Cup for the first time and I am sure that the British trainers and horses will be wanting to avenge last year’s heavy defeat.”“The BetBright Cup is a fun complement to the serious sport on the track, allowing racing fans to get behind their country’s contenders throughout the weekend and this year we will be making a donation of £10,000 to the Injured Jockeys Fund on behalf of the winning captain”.Tufnell, who went on to be a regular face of British television following the culmination of his professional cricket career, said of the event and his captaincy: “Cheltenham Festival is my favourite sporting event of the year and I’m delighted to be captaining Great Britain again this year. “Last year’s defeat was almost as crushing as the England side in the Ashes, but I am predicting a resurgence of British winners and I can’t see anything beyond a whitewash victory for the red, white and blue.”Doherty, who in 1997 triumphed in the World Snooker Championship, added  “What a festival it was last year, the trophy was heading across the Irish Sea before the last day of racing had finished last year and I can’t see anything beyond another resounding victory for the Irish. “The main man, Ruby Walsh, will be back from injury and I’m backing Faugheen to be the first 10 year old or older since Sea Pigeon in 1981 to win the Champion Hurdle.”last_img read more

Intralot secures one-year extension of Iddaa Turkey contract

first_img Intralot strengthens U*BET offering with virtual sports addition August 6, 2020 GVC responds to ‘press speculation’ on former Turkish business   July 30, 2020 Share Intralot accelerates Nederlandse Loterij retail transformation July 29, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Submit Share Athens-listed gambling and lottery systems provider Intralot SPA has confirmed that its Turkish subsidiary INTELTEK will continue to act as lead ‘operations and technical support partner’ of Iddaa betting shop/points.Issuing a short market update, Intralot confirms that Turkish state-owned gambling enterprise SporToto has agreed to extend its Iddaa technology agreement with INTELTEK for a further year, commencing 29 August 2019.Both parties have agreed that the terms of service shall continue as stipulated under the requirements set in its previous 10-year contract.Intralot’s INTELTEK division, a joint-venture partnership with leading Turkish telecoms operator Turkcell has serviced SporToto since 2003 and was further introduced the Iddaa betting in 2004.Throughout 2017 and 2018, Intralot governance has stated that it will prioritise corporate growth across Turkey and North America.Further its international expansion strategy, last May Intralot confirmed the appointment of former Microsoft executive  Michael Kogeler as Group Chief Operating Officer (COO) charged with driving  “business orchestration of its operations around the world”.last_img read more

Hereford unites with ROA to enhance raceday experience

first_img Submit StumbleUpon HBLB ups prize money commitment by 50% July 31, 2020 Share UK Racing pushes for drastic levy reforms as deep recession looms August 25, 2020 Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity  July 28, 2020 Related Articles Share Hereford Racecourse is looking to enhance its raceday experience, unveiling a new partnership with the Racehorse Owners Association for the 2018/19 season.Further emphasising its acknowledgement of the importance of the experience for racehorse owners, Hereford Racecourse and the ROA has united to place a specific focus on the arrival experience at the course. The O&T entrance to the racecourse has been refurbished, featuring a thank you board for the racecourse’s most regular owners, a dedicated host and all owners will receive complimentary refreshments on arrival and are proactively asked for feedback on their visit.  Members of the ROA team will be on hand throughout racedays as well. Rebecca Davies, Executive Director at Hereford Racecourse commented: “We are delighted that through this partnership with the ROA, we will be able to invest further in the ownership experience at Hereford.  Whist they may be small and subtle changes, I genuinely believe that they will make a big difference and hope that owners will improve their raceday visit to Hereford.”Chief Executive of the Racehorse Owners Association, Charlie Liverton added: “The owners raceday experience is a critical variable in the retention of owners and this was highlighted in the owners survey. Hereford’s proactive approach in looking to enhance their warm welcome to owners, making them feel appreciated and acting on feedback, fits with exactly what we know owners want. “The ROA look forward to working with Hereford to use these improvements as a springboard to challenge for future Gold Standard status and the findings will be used in the Industry Ownership Strategy so that we can work with other racecourses looking to improve their owners experience.”last_img read more

Racing tipster sanctioned by the ASA

first_img Submit Share Paddy Power: Maintaining brand identity with daring marketing campaigns July 27, 2020 Related Articles Seven key considerations when picking a real-time marketing automation platform April 7, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Market leaders headline SBC Digital Summit’s Digital Marketing Day April 22, 2020 Racing tipster Philip Murray felt the wrath of the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), after four complaints over a direct mail advert were upheld. The ad in question, which first appeared in June 2018, stated: “Aren’t you sick and tired of constantly losing bet after bet? Isn’t it depressing that no matter what, you never achieve the profits you always hoped for? … Here’s a Guaranteed, Sure-fire Way to Literally CRUSH the Bookies While Exponentially Growing Your Bankroll…And Making Betting on Horse Racing Something Ridiculously Simple!”It added: “But never fear you can still join us and profit immediately … I used to read these sales letters; tipsters making thousands in a day, driving Ferraris, paying off their mortgages and huge savings accounts and be so jealous I’d nearly puke. Now I’ve become one of them. You can turn around the downward trend in betting right now … Now for the final time ever I would like to offer an opportunity to join me for the SUPER TEXT BETS … but at a Very Special Price you can now join for … TWO YEARS £89 Saving You £411.”The complainant challenged whether the advert was misleading and socially irresponsible as it detailed that there’s a ‘guaranteed, sure-fire way’ to win money from the bookies. They also questioned the legitimacy of the savings claims made by the tipster, as well as whether claims about depression caused by losing bets, paying off mortgages and turning around a downward trend in betting were socially irresponsible.After Murray failed to respond to the complaint, something the ASA took as a disregard for the code, all four claims about the ad were upheld. The ASA told Murray the ad must not appear again in its current form. Telling him to ensure in the future that he did not make savings claims, guarantee consumers would make a profit using their service or make claims that they had previously given successful tips, without holding relevant evidence substantiation. It further referred the matter to the CAP compliance team.last_img read more

Rafi Ashkenazi – Bold FOX JV is the ideal platform for US domination

first_img BlueRibbon signs strategic partnership with The Stars Group August 18, 2020 Share Share Submit ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 StumbleUpon PokerStars moves to refresh global appeal with ‘I’M IN’ August 18, 2020 Hosting a special conference call, Rafi Ashkenazi Chief Executive of The Stars Group Inc, has detailed further insights and arrangements related to the firm’s announced joint venture ‘FOX Bet’, partnering with US national broadcaster FOX.Securing a 25-year commercial agreement, the Stars Group will act as lead sports betting and igaming services provider for the FOX Corporation.“This partnership gives us the ideal platform to excel in the US market. working with the iconic FOX brand, which secures an extensive portfolio of premier sports rights and programming, supported with incredible on-air talent and reaching nearly all US households,” Ashkenazi details to Stars Group investors.Stars Group governance believes that in FOX it has secured the ideal multimedia partner to scale the US market, allowing the company to ‘capitalise on its proprietary technologies and operating expertise’ – replicating the ‘success of Sky Bet within the UK market’.Detailing strong JV foundations, the Stars Group underlines that it has partnered with a multimedia operator that can reach ‘100 million viewers in a single weekend of programming’.JV partner FOX Sports is recognised as ‘US Sports second most recognisable brand,’ supporting a diverse portfolio of sports programming, including broadcasts of the NFL, MLB, MLS, Nascar and US Golf.Ashkenazi emphasises the commitment FOX has undertaken on the joint-venture, which sees the US media firm acquire 4.99% in the Stars Group Inc. In addition, FOX will further gain ‘the right to acquire up to a 50% equity stake in The Stars Group’s US business’.“The arrangement provides both parties with a significant economic and strategic alignment, that maintains the ability to convert long-term commercial opportunities into a successful 50-50 joint venture partnership”, Ashkenazi details.Robin Chhabra – FOX BetIn the presentation, Ashkenazi confirms that the FOX Bet will be led by current Stars Group Chief Corporate Development Officer Robin Chhabra as joint-venture CEO.Building Fox Bet’s foundations, the Stars Group has set up a ‘US advisory board’ led by Ted Moss, former managing director SkyBet UK, and Andy Clerkson founder Grande Parade.Leading the Fox Bet JV, Robin Chhabra states confidence in delivering US betting’s premier wagering proposition, as ‘FOX Sports is the ideal springboard – a media brand embedded within US sports’.Chhabra points to analysis, which highlights that the FOX Sports has superior brand awareness of 80% with US audiences, ‘50% higher than any daily fantasy sports operator or existing casino brand’ – “The strengthens of FOX are clear and provide us with an immediate advantage over market competitors,” Chhabra concludes. Related Articleslast_img read more