Recipe: Turned Cornmeal/Coo Coo

first_imgTurned cornmeal or coo coo is an all in one meal that is cooked in many Caribbean countries. It is very nutritious and tasty.What you will need:1 tablespoon Cooking Oil3 strips Bacon, chopped1 small Tomato, chopped2 stalks Scallion (green onion), chopped1 cooking Onion, chopped1 teaspoon Salt1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper1/2 teaspoon dried Thyme or (1 teaspoon fresh)2 cups Coconut Milk1 1/2 cup Cornmeal1 cup Cold Water1/4 teaspoon West Indian Hot Pepper Sauce1 tablespoon Butter or MargarineMethodFry bacon in cooking oil until crisp2. Add tomato, scallion and cooking onion to the pot and saute until they tender3. Add salt, black pepper and thyme and stir4. Pour coconut milk into pot and bring to a boil; in the meantime, mix water and cornmeal together until smooth5. Add hot pepper sauce and butter or margarine6 Stir in cornmeal mixture; keep “turning” until cornmeal thickens and cooks through; about 10 minutes after adding the cornmeal.Makes 4 to 6 servingslast_img read more

Attacks on journalists in Haiti condemned

first_imgPORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, CMC – The Haitian government has condemned the “targeted” attacks on journalists both in the private and public sector with Prime Minister Jean Michel Lapin also condemning the verbal and physical pressure, intimidation and attacks on all press workers.Both Lapin and Eddy Jackson Alexis, the Secretary of State for Communication, were critical of the attacks that led to the death of a=t least one journalist and attacks on radio and television stations in the country as demonstrators continued to call for the resignation of President Jovel Moise over allegations of embezzlement.Lapin said that while recognizing the right of everyone to demonstrate peacefully, he was denouncing the verbal and physical pressure, intimidation and attacks on all press workers in particular and the general public and “expresses his solidarity with the journalists who are victims, and encourages actors to work for stability and lasting peace in society”.He said the protests were by groups of citizens “who have publicly stated their position and produced their demands.“The exercise of this constitutional right was well regarded by the Primature who instructed the competent authorities to make the best arrangements for the management of crowd movements,” he said, adding that the Haitian National Police deserve praise for its professional behavior.“Unfortunately, burrs could not be avoided and tainted the day that ended with the death of two people and destruction of material property,’ Lapin said, adding “the Primature deplores the deaths that occurred in this circumstance and offers its sincere condolences to the parents of the victims. The death of a man is too much.“It should be recalled that the right to protest is guaranteed by the Constitution, which imposes on the authorities the duty to protect life and property,’ Prime Minister Lapin noted.In his statement, Alexis said that he was condemning the attacks against journalists and the media workers both in the public and private sectors.“The targeted attack on Radio Télé Ginen (RTG) where three vehicles of the station were set on fire and windshields of several others stationed in front of the media building broken this Monday, June 10, 2019,” he said, expressing “solidarity with Radio Télé Ginen but also with journalists, Martine Denis Chandler, Richardson Jourdan of the RTNH, Lesly Dorcin of newspaper Le Nouvelliste, who were also victims of separate incidents on Friday 7 and Sunday June 9.”Police confirmed that Rospide Pétion, who worked for Radio Sans Fin, was shot to death in the capital on Monday night.The Secretary of State said he wanted to reiterate that “intolerance and any attack on the freedom to inform cannot be tolerated in any form in a democratic society.”The protesters are demanding the removal of President Moise from office over allegations of mis-use of funds associated with the PetroCaribe, an oil alliance of many Caribbean states with Venezuela to purchase oil on conditions of preferential payment.last_img read more

Asafa Powell Runs Fastest Time in Three Years in Germany

first_imgLEVERKUSEN, Germany – Former 100m record holder blazed to his fastest time in three years to place second in the 100m at the Bayer Classic in Germany on Wednesday.At the meet which took place in Leverkusen, Germany, 36-year-old Powell clocked a time of 10.02 seconds, recording a season’s best, to finish behind Arthur Cisse of the Ivory Coast who won the race in 9.93 seconds. Ojie Edoburun of Germany was third in 10.08sThe 10.02 represents the fastest time Powell has ran since his  10.01 at the Zagreb World Challenge Meet in Croatia in September of 2016.Powell has been steadily finding form this season, clocking faster times as the season progresses.Just two weeks ago at the Spitzen Leichtathletik Luzern meet in Switzerland, Powell finished fourth with a time of 10.17. He had qualified for the men’s 100m final with 10.35.Asafa Powell was the Jamaican world record holder of the 100m before Usain Bolt. He first broke the 100m world record when he ran 9.77s in Athens in June 2005, breaking the previous record of 9.78 held by American Tim Montgomery. He broke his own record again in September 2007 in Rieti, Italy with a time of 9.74 seconds.Usain Bolt then lowered the record to 9.72 the following year.last_img read more

West Indies Defeat Ireland in First ODI of Three-Match Series

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The West Indies defeated the visiting Ireland team in the first One Day International (ODI) at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Tuesday, January 7. After dismissing Ireland for just 180 in 47 overs, the West Indies reached their target with 100 balls and five wickets to spare.WI opening batsman, Trinidadian Evin Lewis just failed to reach a century as his undefeated 99 helped West Indies to cruise to the five-wicket win. The 28-year-old left-hander made his runs off 99 balls with 13 boundaries and two sixes.For Lewis, it was his eighth ODI half-century but he made a gallant attempt to go to what would have been a third century.With the scores level, he launched Barry McCarthy over extra cover but his hopes of a six to end the game in style fell just inches short.Off-spinner Simi Singh was the only Ireland bowler to complete his 10 overs, finishing with 2 wickets for 44 runs.West Indies and Antiguan fast bowler Alzarri Joseph, who was named man-of-the-match took four of Ireland’s wickets.   Wicketkeeper Lorcan Tucker was Ireland’s top scorer with 31 as the tourists collapsed following a solid start.Joseph dismissed opening pair Paul Stirling (15) and debutant Gareth Delaney (19) as well as the dangerous Kevin O’Brien for just four as Ireland slumped from 51-1 to 88-6.The three-match ODI series continues at the same venue on January 9 and concludes in Grenada on January 12.last_img read more

2018 CHAN: See Full Schedule Of CAF’s Inspection Visit To Kenya

first_imgThe Confederation of African Football, CAF will visit Kenya on Monday, September 11, for the facility inspection visit to Kenya ahead of 2018 Championship for African Nations (CHAN).Last weekend, CAF canceled the visit which was initially scheduled for 7th September to 12th September 2017 due to the political and security situation in the country following the annulment of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election by the Supreme Court of Kenya last Friday.The CAF eight-man inspection delegation, led by 2nd CAF President, Mr. Constant Omari, will arrive Kenya tomorrow and depart the East African country on 18th September 2017.The 2018 CHAN is scheduled to take place in Kenya From January 11 to February 2, 2018.Related2018 CHAN: CAF Sets New Inspection Visit Date Following Political Unrest In KenyaSeptember 7, 2017In “Africa”CHAN 2018: CAF Cancels Kenya Inspection VisitSeptember 3, 2017In “Africa”CHAN 2018: CAF To Inspect Kenya’s Readiness To Host Africa, Set Visit DateAugust 15, 2017In “Africa”last_img read more

Codere enters Colombia’s newly regulated online betting market

first_img Codere secures €250m credit lifeline on aggressive interest rates  July 14, 2020 Mozzartbet sets sail in South America taking over Meridianbet Colombia July 22, 2020 GAMING1 uses AI to combat problem gambling August 4, 2020 Share Share Submit Spanish gambling operator Grupo Codere will expand its South American market presence, confirming the launch of its new Colombian online sports betting property becomes the fifth operator to secure a new online gambling license by Colombia’s regulatory body Colijuegos. The group further becomes, only the second international operator to enter Colombia’s new regulated market, following Gaming1’s October approval to launch new Zamba.coThe gambling group gains a five-year license allowing Codere Colombia to operate sports betting and casino games provisions via approved digital and mobile verticalsThe Spanish group, has an established presence within Colombia, operating its Crown and Royal Ferrias land-based casino properties in Bogota.Throughout 2017, Codere governance has stated that it would seek to join the regulated Colombian online gambling market, as the company targets further expansion with South/Latin American markets.Codere’s new digital property will be operated by online betting division ‘Codere Apuestas’. In 2016, Codere Apuestas signed a three-year international betting partnership with Spanish football giants Real Madrid FC.Codere marketing has used the football club’s significant brand leverage to promote new projects in Mexico for its digital properties, and will likely follow suit for its Colombia market launch. StumbleUpon Related Articleslast_img read more

Mikel López de Torre: Jdigital – Spain’s Open Opportunity…

first_img Share Share Andrea Vota – Jdigital’s challenge of Spanish restrictions is led by logic and rationale August 13, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Related Articles Mikel López de Torre – Jdigital SpainHaving been promoted to President of Spanish online gambling trade body Jdigital this January, Mikel López de Torre seeks to develop a progressive, business first and socially responsible framework for Spain’s new and existing stakeholders.Leading Jdigital, López de Torre details Spain’s new upcoming licensing window, which will see new operators enter the market. However, López de Torre warns potential new market entrants that without social responsibility cohesion, operators will face difficulties…______________SBC: Hi Mikel, thanks for the interview. The Spanish market is entering a period of expansion and transition. As a digital trade body what role do you want Jdigital to play in its development? Mikel López de Torre: Well the Spanish market has been expanding and transforming since it was regulated in 2012. Clearly, there has been asymmetries between products, where poker has struggled to grow in the national liquidity scenario, and sports betting boomed on the back of a great performance of in-play betting markets.However, overall growth rates in Spain have been strong in every year on year comparison. And throughout these past 5 years, Jdigital has played an active role as the voice of the entire Spanish online gambling ecosystem, which is the role we should continue to expand. We are lucky enough to have a proactive and open-minded regulator, who understands that building a strong and sustainable industry, is the best way to ensure gambling remains a safe and responsible entertainment option.SBC: From a European perspective, Jdigital is one of the younger industry trade bodies. Is this an advantage for your operations, and how will you work with betting stakeholders to introduce them to the Spanish market? MLT: Jdigital is as young or old as the market in which it was born and operates. It has grown in parallel with the Spanish Online Gambling Market. And in my view, that is a great advantage. We have been able to work side by side with operators, affiliates, software providers, labs, law firms, payment methods, and the regulator itself, to shape our industry from day one.The two main advantages we offer to our associates are the market specific knowledge and training we offer through our parent association ADigital (With a range of in-depth sessions around Spain’s AML or data protection regulations, and access to key stakeholders in Spain’s top companies). And the industry-specific knowledge we ourselves provide through JDigital (with legal counsel by specialised lawyers, regular updates on market activity, access to our integrity programme, and improved rates on services).SBC: Leading Jdigital what concerns, do you have with regards to Spain’s upcoming licensing window and its opening for potential raft of new market entrants? MLT: From the Association’s perspective, this new window is very positive. It shows that some of the measures we’ve been advocating for, such as the shared liquidity on poker (which we’d like to see extended to other products and to international liquidity), or the regulation of slots machines, were positive steps that have made our market more appealing to both Spanish consumers and foreign operators. Simultaneously, it highlights the positive impact of listening to our requests. And proves that the reports and case studies we produce to back up these requests are accurate and unbiased. SBC: Entering 2018, Jdigital has placed a high emphasis on expanding stakeholder social responsibility initiatives. Why is responsibility and accountability at the forefront of your market development? MLT: Responsibility has always been, and will always be a crucial part of what we do. As an entertainment industry, we understand that our users have to enjoy and have fun while gambling for the industry to succeed.  If it stops being fun to become a problem, then it is no good for anyone in the industry. The same would happen in other industries as video games, sports, shopping, TV shows and so on.The emphasis is focused on being more vocal about the work we do on responsible gambling. Historically, our industry has never tackled the subject openly in the media. But we’ve come to the realisation that if we leave the industry’s image in the hands of other actors, they invariably project a negative image which simply doesn’t correspond with reality.SBC: From a personal perspective, you have worked within multiple European jurisdictions. As a Spanish stakeholder, what can your market learn from its European counterparts, and furthermore what should it avoid to replicate? MLT: First and foremost, we should be more open to innovation. I can understand why the Spanish regulator decided to be prudent and conservative in 2012, limiting the range of regulated games. But nowadays it makes no sense to create specific regulations and licenses for each new product. In a digital industry, innovation is key to staying competitive.Furthermore, taxation has to be reviewed. Its enough with a quick revision of regulated jurisdictions to understand what works and what doesn’t. Which countries have a strong industry driving wealth, employment, international access and healthy growth, versus the jurisdictions that are stagnant, with enterprises essentially trying to stay afloat…SBC: Finally, in 2018, amid changing conditions for all European gambling stakeholders, How will you gauge success for Jdigital and its Spanish market stakeholders…What do you deem as genuine progress for all?  MLT: The Spanish Online Market is still very young, we just opened up to poker shared liquidity, and we have a World Cup coming up in summer. So we should see strong revenue growth once again. But more importantly, we need to ensure this growth is perceived by the general public, the media, and the politicians as what it is. A positive development in a relevant entertainment industry that´s full of potential and operates responsibly. It’s in our hands.__________________ Mikel Lopez de Torre –  President – Jdigital SpainSpanish Market opportunities will be discussed and debated at the upcoming ‘Betting on Football Conference’ (#BOFCON2018 – 20-23 March 2018 – Stamford Bridge – London) Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020last_img read more

Tech & Responsibility savvy Sky Bet posts stellar interim results

first_img StumbleUpon William Hill closes Stockholm Gametek office July 1, 2020 Submit EFL urges government to rethink gambling sponsorship ban July 3, 2020 Share PokerStars moves to refresh global appeal with ‘I’M IN’ August 18, 2020 Share Related Articles Independent online gambling group Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) has today published its interim results (26-week period 28 December 2017) reporting double-digit growth across its core metrics and product KPIs.The fast growth Leeds-based enterprise, reports period group revenues of £339 million up 47% on 2016/17: £230 million, recording a revenue split of Sky Bet £210 million (2016/17: £133 million) and Sky Gaming £117 million (2016/17: £89 million).During the period SB&G verticals would record + 2 million active customers, as the online gambling group declares an EBITDA increase of 92% to £118 million (2016/17: £62 million).In its corporate update, SB&G leadership details that it has been able to refine and optimise its customer offering through key investments in data and user content whilst enhancing its all-round betting markets’ range and customer promotions.Updating the market Richard Flint, CEO of Sky Betting & Gaming, commented: “The business continued to perform very well in the first half of 2017/18. Our focus on the customer, and delivering quality experiences, offers and promotions continue to differentiate our brand, and we extended our lead as the UK’s most popular online betting brand.”Leading SB&G operations, Flint continues to focus on developing sustainable and responsible online gambling frameworks. During the trading period, Sky Bet launched the industry’s first “safer gambling” campaign.“It was particularly pleasing to launch a fully integrated safer gambling campaign during the period, and we continue to increase our investment in research, data analysis and capability to provide a safe and responsible gambling environment for our customers.“We support a mandatory research levy and increased regulation from the Gambling Commission to protect customers that are at risk. We also extended our headline sponsorship of the English Football League for an additional five years, taking it through to the 2023/24 season, with responsible gambling at the heart of the agreement.”A tech-savvy SB&G continues to enhance the in-house development of its platform and systems, seeking to maintain a digital advantage over its UK legacy competitors. During the period, the operator significantly expanded its Yorkshire employee headcount and operations;“We are proud of our record of job creation and investment in Yorkshire, with an additional 230 jobs created in the period, as well as our contribution to regional and national taxation. A report by WPI Economics estimates that we contributed over £300 million gross value added to the Yorkshire economy in 2016/17, and we plan to continue investing in the region”.last_img read more

Betway strengthens German presence with Hannover 96 deal

first_img Share Betway and Dafabet grow La Liga sponsorship portfolios August 14, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Online bookmaker Betway has signed a three-year deal to become the official betting partner of German top-tier football club Hannover 96.The sponsorship announcement follows on from the high-profile bookie striking a similar deal with fellow Bundesliga club Fortuna Düsseldorf earlier this week, marking a significant strengthening of the firm’s presence in the German market.Betway has been the principal sponsor of English Premier League side West Ham United since 2015, while also holding partnerships with Bundesliga club SV Werder Bremen, Belgian First Division A side RSC Anderlecht, Italian Serie A giants AS Roma and three Spanish La Liga clubs, Deportivo Alaves, C.D. Leganés and Levante U. D.Betway’s Anthony Werkman said: “The German market is very important to Betway, so I’m delighted to announce our second deal of the summer with a Bundesliga club.“Hannover 96 is an established first league team and they’re another exciting side to be involved with. We’re looking forward to the coming seasons in what will hopefully work out to be a great partnership for the club, the fans and us.”Martin Kind, CEO of Hannover 96, added: “We really appreciate that we could convince Betway to become our betting partner. We are looking forward to a high-performing partnership with an innovative output.” ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 Real Betis selects Betway as its official shirt sponsor August 10, 2020 Share Related Articleslast_img read more

New NHS figures shed more light on problem gambling levels

first_img Related Articles StumbleUpon Submit Kim Mouridsen: Combatting problem gambling with automated player profiling July 3, 2020 Christopher Metcalf, Leon House: Social barriers must be broken on gambling treatment June 25, 2020 RecoverMe: Using mHealth to support problem gambling treatment August 5, 2020 Share Share Figures from the latest Health Survey for England show that around 13% of the country’s population engaged in online betting with a bookmaker in 2018, with the percentage of people who had gambled overall dropping to 51%.The Health Survey also measured problem gambling rates using two different measures – DSM-IV and PGSI – both of which recorded levels below the generally accepted rate of 0.7%. Under DSM-IV, the problem gambling rate for 2018 was recorded as 0.5% of the population, with men more likely to have problems than women (0.7% compared to 0.3%). Using the PGSI standard, the problem gambling rate is 0.4%, with men once again higher at 0.6% compared to women at 0.1%.The PGSI also suggested 0.8% of the population could be classified as ‘moderate risk’ gamblers. In 2016, the figure for the whole of Great Britain (not just England) was much higher at 1.1%.The NHS has been incorporating questions around gambling into its Health Surveys ever since the funding was pulled for the National Gambling Prevalence Studies, the last of which was in 2010. Since then, the Gambling Commission has been reliant on the Health Survey to monitor the effect of gambling in society.Given the 2010 survey had much higher DSM-IV problem gambling prevalence rates at 1.5% for men, 0.3% for women and 0.9% overall (with PGSI reported rates of 1.3% for men, 0.2% for women and 0.7% overall), this could be construed as good news. However the chief executive of NHS England Simon Stevens still used the data to call for more money from the gambling industry. He told the media: “These new stats are a stark reminder of how common gambling is in our society and how easy it is to become addicted, particularly with the aggressive push into online gambling,” said Stevens on Tuesday.“The NHS never stands still as health needs change, which is why we’re rolling out new specialist services to tackle mental ill health linked to gambling addiction, as part of our long-term plan.“But it is high time that all these firms who spend many millions on marketing and advertising step up to the plate and take their responsibilities seriously.”Other figures from the report show a range of gambling participation depending on product:Online betting with a bookmaker – 13% of populationBetting exchange – 2%Horse races (not online) – 10%Dog races (not online) – 3%Sports events (not online) – 7%Other events (not online) – 3%Spread betting – 1%Private betting – 6%Football pools – 5%Bingo (not online) – 3%Slot machines – 8%Machines in a bookmakers – 4%Casino table games (not online) – 4%Poker played in pubs or clubs – 1%Online gambling on slots, casino or bingo games – 4%Further reading: What the numbers say about problem gamblinglast_img read more