Trinidad and Tobago MP and Family Victims of Gun Crime

first_imgMember of Parliament for Princes Town, Barry Padarath, became a crime victim after he and family members were robbed at gunpoint at their home last week Friday.Thankfully, Padarath, and his relatives were not harmed during the incident.According to police reports, they received a report of a robbery at Padarath’s home in Couva at about 11.30 p.m. on Friday.Trade Unionist offers supportMeanwhile, Nirvan Maharaj, President General of the All Trinidad General Workers’ Trade Union and Political Leader of the National Solidarity Assembly (NSA) offered support for Padarath and his family in the aftermath of the robbery.Maharaj expressed concern over the traumatic ordeal Padarath and his family would have endured. He also commented on the Government’s inability to deal with crime.Government spewing rhetoricIn a press release on Tuesday Maharaj stated:“It is indeed an indictment on the Government in power that little is being done to deal with the crime situation. There’s only continuous rhetoric meaning nothing. Worse is the Government’s failure to deal with increasing crime in central Trinidad, where many areas, including Couva, seem to be under siege.“Here is a young man making a contribution to his nation at the highest level and even he is not immune to the savagery of the criminal element. It is unimaginable that an incident such as this could occur, more so while Mr. Padarath was at prayers with his family.“One must ask the question, is nothing sacred anymore in Trinidad and Tobago.“I again call on the Government to ensure that an extraordinary sitting of Parliament is conducted. This is needed for meaningful discussion, and not debate. We need order to generate solutions from our Parliamentarians towards putting a stop to the runaway crime situation facing our nation. Let every Parliamentarian speak live on television and radio, so the country will be aware of the representation given by our Parliamentarians.“On behalf of the All Trinidad General Workers’ Trade Union and the National Solidarity Assembly, I wish Mr. Padarath and his family a speedy recovery from what must have been an emotionally terrifying experience.”last_img read more

Number of culled iguanas in the Cayman Islands approaches 200,000

first_imgThe Department of Environment says over the past five weeks, cullers have killed more than 193,000 iguanas.According to the department between November 26 and December 1  cullers delivered 32,347 iguanas to the George Town landfill – an increase over the 31,506 iguanas delivered the week before – breaking the trend of declining numbers since the first week of the program. To date 340 people signed up to take part in the cull. The government has earmarked US$9 million for the cull, with cullers being paid US$4.50 a head for iguanas, increasing the amount to US$5 a head if they meet monthly and annual quota targets.Last year, a Department of Environment annual survey showed a population increase of nearly 200,000 iguanas.Between 2014 and 2017, the estimated green iguana population in Grand Cayman swelled from 254,162 to 1,060,687.Last year, Head of the Department of Environment’s Terrestrial Resources Unit, Fred Burton said at least 500,000 iguanas will have to be culled  to have any meaningful impact on the iguana population.last_img read more

Police to implement new strategies to deal with crime situation in…

first_imgCASTRIES, St. Lucia, CMC – Police Commissioner, Severin Moncherry, Monday said new anti-crime strategies were being implemented as the Royal St. Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) acknowledged it had not been able to achieve the target set regarding murders on the island.Haven’t met some targets“We have reviewed our plans and our strategies and from all indications it would appear that we have not been able to meet some of our intended targets. As a result, we are putting in place new plans, new strategies,” Moncherry told a news conference.More aggressive strategyHe told reporters that the new strategy would be “more aggressive” and that from all indications, it appears that criminals have declared war on the people and by extension, the police.Moncherry had earlier this year, indicated that the police had a plan to keep the number of homicides ‘at a particular level.“That we have not been able to achieve,” he said, as the island has so far recorded 41 murders this year.The Police Commissioner said he wanted to re-assure the public that the police remain committed to the ensuring their safety and security and praised the “‘hardworking’ officers for the work they have done in the past months.He defended the use of force, saying that the law makes provision for the level of force to be used in different circumstances.“If you create the atmosphere and the situation for force to be used, we will surely use force where it is necessary, even if we have to move to the highest level of force provided for in the criminal code of St. Lucia,” Moncherry said, adding that the time had come to deal with crime across the island, and not specifically on the streets.““So whether you be in high office, whether you be a law enforcement officer, whether you be a politician, pastor, teacher, priest – the law will apply to everyone,” Moncherry said.last_img read more

Windies crush England in first Test to take series lead

first_imgOff-spinner Roston Chase snatched a career-best eight for 60 as England, chasing an improbable 628 for victory, crumbled meekly for 246, three quarters of an hour after tea.Left-handed opener Rory Burns top-scored with 84, all-rounder Ben Stokes chipped in with 34 and Jonny Bairstow got 30, but England never came to grips with Chase, especially after lunch when they lost four critical wickets.The day had started brightly when Burns and Keaton Jennings (14) put on 85 for the opening stand before Burns added another 49 for the second wicket with Bairstow.But Burns perished to the penultimate ball before lunch to change the momentum of the morning, giving West Indies the opening they wanted.Shannon Gabriel claimed Bairstow in the third over following the interval and the key wickets of captain Joe Root (22) and Stokes followed as England slid to 217 for six at tea.Chase then took all four wickets in the final session to hands West Indies their second largest win ever against England.Scores:WEST INDIES 289 (Shimron Hetmyer 81, Shai Hope 57, Roston Chase 54, John Campbell 44, Kraigg Brathwaite 40; James Anderson 5-46, Ben Stokes 4-59) and 415 for six declared (Jason Holder 202 not out, Shane Dowrich 116 not out, John Campbell 33, Shimron Hetmyer 31, Kraigg Brathwaite 24; Moeen Ali 3-78, Ben Stokes 2-81)ENGLAND 77 (Kemar Roach 5-17, Jason Holder 2-15, Alzarri Joseph 2-20) and 246 (Rory Burns 84, Ben Stokes 34, Jonny Bairstow 30, Jos Buttler 26, Joe Root 22; Roston Chase 8-60) BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – West Indies crushed hapless England by 381 runs inside four days here Saturday, to win the opening Test at Kensington Oval and take a shock 1-0 lead in the three-Test series.last_img read more

Exclusive – Failed Medicals Ruin Christian Obiozor’s Move To Orlando Pirates

first_imgReports from inside Enyimba, have confirmed that Christian Obiozor’s transfer to South Africa’s Orlando Pirates has collapsed due to two failed medicals.Last month, Premier Soccer League (PSL) side, Orlando Pirates, announced the signing of Enyimba striker, Christian Obiozor, on their official website, despite not finalising the deal.The source explained that the transfer deal broke down due to the 22-year-old striker’s inability to pass two different medicals and not for financial reasons. This prompted Orlando Pirates to call off the deal.Obiozor is expected back in Enyimba this week, the source added.RelatedChristian Obiozor Joins Tunisian Side Stade GabesienJanuary 15, 2019In “Nigeria”CHAN Eagles Star Obiozor Joins PSL Side PiratesJuly 14, 2017In “Africa”NPFL: Enyimba Suspend Striker Obiozor IndefinitelyNovember 29, 2017In “Nigeria”last_img read more

Future Eagles: Eko Football Reach South West Finals Of NFF/Zenith Youth Development Competition

first_imgEko Football under-13 and under-15 sides have reached the South West zonal finals of the 2017 NFF/Zenith Youth Football Development Recruitment and Competition (YDRC).The competition, which kicked off simultaneously in all 6 geopolitical zones of the nation, is tagged “The Future Super Eagles Tournament” as it is aimed at producing talents that will represent Nigeria in the future.The ancient city of Kano will host the national final of the Under-13’s and the semi-finals of the under-15’s, while Lagos will host the under-15 national final.Dates for the national finals is yet to be determined as reverence is been given to sponsors convenience and school calendar.After the national finals, an invited panel of judges will carry out screening of all teams to pick players that will play in a friendly match against an international under-15 academy and the current “Future Eagles” under-15 team.Last month, the “Future Eagles” team traveled to Rabat to face their Moroccan counterpart in a two-legged friendly. Relatedlast_img read more

Cavani Brace Sends PSG Seven Points Clear

first_imgFrench Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint Germain (PSG) have moved seven points clear at the top of the table after Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani netted a brace in a 3-0 win over OGC Nice at the Parc des Princes on Friday night.Cavani took his tally to 11 goals in the league with a first half brace before Brazilian defender Dante scored an own goal in the second half to make it a comprehensive 3-0 victory for the home side.The win takes Unai Emery’s men seven points clear of champions AS Monaco who have a tough away day at Bordeaux. Top Two:1. PSG 29 points (11 games)2. Monaco 22 points (10 games)RelatedLigue 1 Review: PSG Thrash Monaco To Take League TitleApril 16, 2018In “Europe”Ligue 1 Review: PSG Extend Lead With Convincing Montpellier WinJanuary 28, 2018In “Europe”Review: Rampant PSG On Rampage In French Ligue 1November 19, 2017In “Europe”last_img read more

Fincore – Sponsor Profile – #bofcon2017

first_img Related Articles SBC’s Year In Review: March 2019’s big betting news December 23, 2019 Fincore is sponsoring Betting on Football 2017, the fourth edition of the largest international football and betting trade conference at Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge.Predrag Popovic, FincoreAhead of the 3-5 May event, we spoke to Director Predrag Popovic about why football is such an attractive sport for betting, how the market is changing from a consumer perspective and how betting and football stakeholders can work more effectively together.SBC: Why is football such an attractive sport for betting?PP: It is the world’s most popular sport which offers many questions, often in real-time, that one can have an opinion about. People who bet are used to putting their money either where their heart is, or where their mouth is. Both motives lead to more fun and – more betting.SBC: From a consumer perspective, how is football betting changing?PP: It’s becoming much more interesting! Consider that 15 years ago we had none (or next to nothing) of:Live bettingMobile bettingLive streamingGlobal coverage of live games on TV (live football is now shown nearly every night)Cash-out and other innovationsSBC: How can betting & football stakeholders work better and more effectively together?PP: A good start would be sport-wide recognition that football and betting can work together for the joint benefit. This goes beyond the already established forms of cooperation (data sharing, sponsorship, integrity issues etc.) and could include joint investments in talent development, sports facilities improvement etc.SBC: What new technology do you feel will have the biggest impact on football betting?PP: Goal-line and wearable technologies would first change the game on the pitch, as well as our common perception and enjoyment of it, whereas up in the trading room and in the IT cloud, it will be the wide adoption of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning techniques that will redefine the sports betting offering we know today.SBC: What key agenda, debate or discussion do you want to hear at BOFCON 2017?PP: The debate on the future of retail, focusing on FOBTs and SSBTs – I guess I will get to hear it, as I am participating! Share Share 10bet announce Drogba as brand ambassador September 13, 2019 Predrag Popovic, Fincore: ‘Security is a moving target leadership can’t sleep on’ April 20, 2020 Submit StumbleUponlast_img read more

SuperBet Romania launches NetRefer affiliate platform for new market expansion

first_img Polish wagering report highlights STS market dominance  August 17, 2020 Submit Mateusz Juroszek – Non-stop STS will expand amid industry disruptions August 12, 2020 Share Related Articles StumbleUpon Share Superbet doubles down on Lucky7’s challenger investment  July 27, 2020 Leading Romanian bookmaker SuperBet ( is set to launch its affiliate program in partnership with NetRefer player acquisition software.Updating media partners, SuperBet marketing will utilise NetRefer’s Unified Performance Marketing platform allowing it to gain comprehensive player performance tracking and reporting.An established Romanian sports betting brand, SuperBet seeks to expand its profile and services with new Eastern European markets in the coming months. Launching its partnership program the bookmaker views affiliate marketing as key to further expansion.Ciprian Lazăr, Head of Romanian Operations, commented the NetRefer partnership “We are delighted to team up with a global leader in the field of affiliate marketing. We are looking forward to a competent and successful cooperation that will allow us to achieve our company’s mission and vision.”Timothy Buttigieg, COO at NetRefer welcomed SuperBet as new partners “NetRefer is looking forward to a successful partnership with SuperBet, the leading sportsbook operator based in Romania. We will provide SuperBet with our award-winning product suite and access to our industry experts to ensure growth on their already successful online operation,last_img read more

Slow La Liga starters find form in top match on bettingexpert

first_img Share It has been a tough start to the season for Real Madrid, but the highlight of their 2017/18 campaign so far also doubles up as September’s top match on bettingexpert.Despite sitting outside of the top four in La Liga after seven games played, the Champions League winners from the last two seasons have been faultless in the competition again this time around, which includes a 3-1 win in the month’s top match at Borussia Dortmund.20% of the tips posted on the match at the Westfalenstadion came on Unibet, with 8% on Matchbook and 6% on bet365. The same three bookmakers also topped the tree for the second and third biggest matches across the bettingexpert network, which both featured £200 million-man Neymar.The biggest surprise in the top ten was the inclusion of TonyBet, which accounted for 10% of the tips on Montenegro’s 1-0 win over Romania in qualifying for next summer’s World Cup. Victory at the Podgorica City Stadium left Montenegro seven points ahead of their Eastern European counterparts in Group E.It was perhaps no surprise to see that tennis lost an 8% share of its tips from last month, given that the Grand Slam season ended just a week into September. Meanwhile, ice hockey was the biggest climber, as the Unibet dominated sport achieved parity with basketball and baseball with 4% of the action. Share Submit StumbleUponlast_img read more