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Former US President Clinton says Caribbean can lead initiative for cleaner…

first_imgPresident Clinton is greeted by Dominican Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerritt and first lady Melissa Poponne Skerritt. Former United States President Bill Clinton says Caribbean countries could lead the global initiative for developing cleaner energy, reducing the threat of climate change, and improving the economies of developing countries.Clinton, who arrived in Dominica on Tuesday for talks with Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and members of his administration, said Norway has been instrumental in assisting his Foundation in developing the new energy initiative.Caribbean nations could lead the world“They believed when we first asked them that Dominica in particular, and the Caribbean in general, could lead the world to a whole new way of producing clean power, reducing the threat of climate change and improving the economies of developing countries.”Clinton said he also bought into the idea that the Caribbean could become the first sustainable region in the world and is supportive of Dominica’s efforts to become the first totally climate resilient country in the world.Skerrit, who spoke alongside Clinton, said that discussions have already started with the Foundation “to develop a rapid integrated resource plan for the island’s energy sector.Look forward to working with Clinton“I look forward to working with President Clinton and the Clinton Climate Initiative as we transform Dominica’s energy sector into a model of resilience that the entire region and world can follow,” Skerrit added.Clinton is visiting Dominica and other countries that were battered last September when Hurricanes Irma and Maria, two Category 5 storms passed through the Lesser Antilles.Clinton was among leaders who attended and addressed an international donor conference held in New York last November to mobilize resources for the countries.He said the Clinton Foundation will be launching an Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery, following a meeting Thursday with officials from the islands, as well as leaders from business and civil society.last_img read more

T&T slips in FIFA rankings

first_imgTrinidad and Tobago took a pounding in the latest FIFA world rankings released last week, as St Kitts and Nevis and Haiti also lost significant ground.T&T, the only English-speaking Caribbean side to reach the final round of qualifying for the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Russia, fell 13 places to slip to 92 in the world.They also surrendered second place in the Caribbean Football Union rankings, slipping to third place as Curacao gained 11 places to replace them.T&T’s fall comes on the heels of two ordinary results in international friendlies last month when they edged Guadeloupe 1-0 in Basse-Terre and drew nil-all with Martinique in Fort-de-France.On Tuesday, they take on World Cup-bound Panama in Port of Spain in another friendly.Curacao with their rise, meanwhile, have moved up to 71st in the FIFA world rankings but Haiti was not as fortunate, crashing out of the top-100 to be 108 in the world. Haiti is now fourth in the CFU rankings.There were also slides for St Kitts and Nevis who fell 19 places with Grenada tumbling 12 spots and Dominica, 10.Antigua and Barbuda enjoyed the best movement among CFU teams, climbing 15 spots to 124th in the world and fifth in the region.Last month they beat Bermuda 3-2 in St John’s before scoring late to draw 1-1 with Jamaica in Kingston.The Jamaican Reggae Boyz remain the highest-ranked CFU nation at 48th in the FIFA tables.last_img read more

Oil well erupts in Trinidad and Tobago

first_imgThe Ministry of Energy in Trinidad and Tobago is seeking overseas help as an oil well that ruptured in the Gulf of Paria continues to spew oil and gas.The Ministry says since the incident that occurred last Thursday near the Couva oil platform, the well has been shooting extensive hydrocarbons in the Gulf, posing serious risk to marine operators. Following the blowout, the Ministry of Energy reportedly requested help from the state owned refinery Petrotrin to cap the well. However Petrotrin responded that the company did not have the technology to cap the well.Meanwhile, Secretary of Fishermen and Friends of the Sea Gary Aboud has called on mariners to steer clear of the site as it is volatile and highly flammable.It is believed that oil spill was triggered by a recent earthquake that caused the head of the well to pop causing the emissions to spew up from the surface of the seabed, about 40 feet below.last_img read more

PBC Building Division South County Permitting Office Closed

first_imgPALM BEACH COUNTY – Due to health and safety concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, the Palm Beach County Building Division’s South County Permitting Office will be closed until further notice, effective March 31, 2020.The majority of permit types that were previously submitted in the South County office are now able to be submitted via the online system https://www.pbcgov.org/ePZB.Admin.WebSPA/#/login, and more permit types are being added to the system frequently.Please visit their website for more information:http://discover.pbcgov.org/pzb/building/PDF/Online_Submittal_Building_Permit_Notice.pdf.If you have previously submitted plans at the South County location, they may be picked up at the Palm Beach County Vista Center office, 2300 N. Jog Road, West Palm Beach, or if you are unable to do so, you may contact the Building Division at 561-233-5101 to request an alternate delivery plan.last_img read more

Real Madrid Players Dominate 2017 FIFA FIFPro World XI Shortlist

first_imgGerman champions, Bayern Munich and Barcelona have 8 nominations respectively.Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba were among the six Manchester United players to feature on the list, while Eden Hazard led Chelsea’s three nominations. Last season’s Premier League highest goal scorer, Harry Kane was also not left out. Real Madrid players dominated the released 2017 FIFA FIFPro World XI 55-man shortlist following a remarkable campaign last season.The Los Blancos, who won the UEFA Champions League and the LaLiga title last season, have 12 nominations with Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos leading the lot.center_img RelatedFIFA Announce 2017 World Best Player Award ShortlistAugust 17, 2017In “Africa”FIFPro: There Must Be Compulsory Mid-Season And Off-Season BreaksMarch 14, 2019In “FIFA”Best FIFA Football Awards 2019: Messi, Rapinoe Win Best Player of The YearSeptember 23, 2019In “FIFA”last_img read more

International Friendlies: Argentina Prepare For Nigeria Showdown With Russia Win As Spain Thrash Costa…

first_imgArgentina prepared for their much published international friendly clash against the Super Eagles of Nigeria with a 1-0 win over hosts Russia at the newly revamped Luiznicki Stadium in Moscow.Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero scored a late goal to give Jorge Sampaoli’s team victory in a match that saw star player and team captain Lionel Messi play the entire duration of the game. The Barcelona superstar is expected to sit out the game with Nigeria on Tuesday.In the pick of the other friendly games, immediate past world champions Spain showed why they would be massive favourites to win the tournament in Russia after they produced a five-star performance against Costa Rica at home.The 5-0 victory was courtesy goals from David Silva (2), Andres Iniesta, Jordi Alba and Alvaro Morita.International Friendly Games (Saturday):Malawi 1-1 LesothoComoros 1-1 MadagascarRussia 0-1 ArgentinaNamibia 3-1 ZimbabweQatar 0-1 Czech RepublicMacedonia 2-0 NorwaySpain 5-0 Costa RicaDominican Republic 1-0 NicaraguaTrinidad and Tobago 2-2 GrenadaRelatedlast_img read more

Double C Foundation seeks to bring crypto into play with relaunch of CasinoCoin

first_img Share StumbleUpon HooYu – SBC webinar to examine COVID-19’s impact on global gambling sector May 4, 2020 Submit Roger Tyrzyk, IDnow: Helping online operators stop the bad guys May 19, 2020 David Pope: HooYu – Betting needs to stay alert on temporary KYC actions June 23, 2020 Share Related Articles John CaldwellDouble C Foundation a new industry body focusing on the development of crypto facilities and dynamics for the gambling sector has announced that it will relaunch CasinoCoin (CSC).CasinoCoin is an open source, peer-to-peer cryptocurrency designed specifically for the regulated online gambling industry, Double C Foundation aims to relaunch the coin with the aim of bringing crypto functions to a wider gaming audience.The currency, which puts operators and regular customers front-of-mind with its approach, aims to lead the industry in setting high best-use practice standards. It is currently developing features and new technology that will include built-in KYC, AML and responsible gaming features.The purpose of the Foundation, a non-profit organisation, is to promote adoption and best-use practices of CasinoCoin in regulated gambling markets and to help realise the continued optimal technological performance of the coin and it’s underlying blockchain.The Foundation’s team, which includes former PokerStars Marketing Executive John Caldwell and ex-Senior Project Manager of Research & Development for Rational Group Duncan Cameron, is committed to educating the commercial (regulated) gambling industry to the benefits of CSC, and cryptocurrency in general.The Foundation will be supported by a small team of executives, lawyers and consultants from the online gambling industry, who will use their experience to act as advisors.John Caldwell, Director of Advocacy for the Double C Foundation, said: “The only sustainable way forward for cryptocurrency in the gambling world is to work with regulators and operators from day one and focus on regulated markets.“Our aim with CasinoCoin is to provide a currency and related technical tools that are designed and accessible for both operators and ordinary players in the regulated gambling industry.“We are excited to reintroduce CasinoCoin to the industry, and believe the Foundation will play an integral part in driving the coin’s future success.”last_img read more

IGT appoints Christopher Spears as new Group General Counsel

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Share Brazil to issue initial plans on Caixa Loterias sale August 17, 2020 Submit Related Articles Caixa chairman seeks to offload Brazil lottery assets by 2021 July 27, 2020 Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 Issuing a market update, New York-listed gambling technology supplier IGT Group Plc has confirmed the appointment of Christopher Spears as new corporate General Counsel and Vice President. Joining IGT’s executive leadership team, Spears will act as group ‘legal lead’ overseeing all counsel matters and advising corporate governance on legal strategies and regulatory stakeholder management.Spears is set to replace Neil Abrams, who is retiring from the Company (effective December 017), and who is currently transitioned to the role of Senior Advisor until his retirement.A 19-year law veteran specialising in multi-national operations, Spears joins IGT from US construction and mining equipment manufacturer Caterpillar Inc, where he most recently served as Group General Counsel (2014-2017).As new General Counsel, Spears will report directly to Group CFO Alberto Fornaro, who commented on the leadership appointment“As IGT faces significant opportunities in our rapidly evolving industry, Chris Spears’ skills and depth of experience with an international Fortune 500 company will foster strong partnerships with IGT’s leadership, and ensure that we responsibly meet our growth objectives”last_img read more

Ontario policy veteran Paul Burns takes Canada CGA leadership

first_img Share Submit StumbleUpon Related Articles Federal or provincial… Canada stuck at regulatory crossroads July 15, 2020 The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) has confirmed the appointment of Paul Burns as new President and Chief Executive Officer of its trade and industry representative body.Burns was a founding member of the CGA, and has acted as a key stakeholder in the organisations initiatives and policy acting as Vice President of Affairs since 2015.A 20-year Canadian gambling executive, Burns has been a senior advisor to Ontario ministers on gambling reforms, and was further responsible for establishing Ontario’s Charity casino model and slots at racetrack program.“The strength of Canadian gaming is well known, and I have been fortunate to experience both the challenges and opportunities that come with working in this industry,” commented Paul Burns on taking CGA leadership“Twenty years in gaming have given me a keen understanding of what our industry is facing as I take over as of President and CEO of the CGA. I look forward to working with the other directors to implement a strategic plan that will function as a roadmap for the association and make us better partners to our members”.In 2018, It remains unclear whether Canadian gambling stakeholders will look to revive efforts to pass a new ‘single sports betting bill’, following the outright rejection of Bill C-221 ‘The Safe & Regulated Sports Act’, in 2016 by the ruling Liberal Party of Canada. Masse pushes for third Canadian Single Sports Betting Bill February 26, 2020 Canada’s sports betting hearings threatened by Trudeau’s ’emergency recess’  August 24, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

Go on an Easter Island expedition courtesy of Yggdrasil Gaming

first_img SkillOnNet powers Royalbet’s Europe launch December 17, 2019 Related Articles Share StumbleUpon Yggdrasil plotting casino revamp with Sonya Blackjack June 8, 2018 Yggdrasil Gaming has sailed into the remote Pacific Ocean for its new offering, with an Easter Island slot aiming to take advantage of a customers adventurous side.With the action taking place a great distance away from the nearest continent, players will need to make use of expanding reels and sticky wilds to ensure they enjoy a successful expedition.Consumers will also be greeted by two towering and vibrant Moai statues, which cheer on players, in addition to helping out by growing up to four rows taller when landing more than four symbols on a win line. Jonas Strandman, Yggdrasil Gaming Head of Slots, said: “Easter Island is the perfect pep up for those with an adventurous spirit. Players will be treated to exciting winning combinations as they trigger the novel ‘symbol swap respin’ and take advantage of the expanding reels.“With the big wins on offer, those who make the trip won’t be in a hurry to return to the mainland anytime soon.”Continuing the Easter theme,, Yggdrasil is also launching a missions network campaign on the 29th of March, complete with a €60,000 prize pool. The player who finishes at the top of the leaderboard will win a trip for two to Chile and Easter Island to see the enigmatic Moai first-hand, as well as visiting the Atacama Desert. Alongside Easter Island, the campaign will also include blockbusters titles Vikings go Berzerk and recent release Gem Rocks.The new Easter Island slot sits on Yggdrasil’s established HTML client framework iSENSE 2.0+, and will be backed by its collection of in-game promotion tools, BOOST, designed to boost retention rates for all operators.See the introductory video for Yggdrasil’s new Easter Island slot below. Insider Sport: On The Ball – Ongoing civil unrest sees Copa moved from Chile November 8, 2019 Submit Sharelast_img read more

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