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Scams targeting immigrants on the rise

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first_imgScammers are always looking for new ways to cheat unsuspecting victims, particularly vulnerable immigrants. This includes phone calls and email scams perpetrated by criminals who are impersonating immigration, IRS, FBI or other U.S. officials.New scamThe Department of Homeland Security (DHS) warns that a new scheme involves calls from what appears to be a DHS, USCIS or U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officer demanding that payment for an immigration issue involving a family member be wired or electronically transferred to a bank account provided by the caller or that gift cards be purchased and sent to the caller. Similar calls are made requesting payment for tax debts owed. The common theme involves threats of arrest or deportation if the victim fails to comply with the demand. These phone scams often include emails and “robo-calls” making “urgent” callback requests, which appear to come from U.S. government agencies, but DO NOT BE FOOLED!IRS email scams often have a link, directing the victim to “download your record of account transcript.”, then request personal information, such as your date of birth, place of birth,  social security number, bank account or credit card numbers, which criminals later use to steal identities and even money from the victim’s bank account.No US govt agency call re paymentsIt’s important for immigrants to safeguard themselves and their families from criminals. No U.S. government official or agency will ever call or email an individual requesting payment of any kind. Genuine requests for taxes or fees are sent by a governmental department and payments are made directly to U.S. government agencies. Officials do not threats or demands,  that is like a “red flag” to victims that the call is from a scammer. U.S. agencies advise those who receive such calls to hang up.last_img read more

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Barbadian Jofra Archer Helps Secure England’s First Cricket World Cup Win

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first_imgLONDON, England, CMC –Barbadian fast bowler Jofra Archer completed his fairytale arrival in international cricket in England on Sunday, bowling a dramatic Super Over as England won their first-ever World Cup by defeating New Zealand in a sensational finish at Lord’s.Asked to bowl the decisive nerve-jangling over after scores were tied at 241 in the 2019 final, the 24-year-old, who made his England debut just two months ago, remarkably held his nerve to deliver for his adopted country.Man-of-the-Match Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler scraped 15 runs after England off England’s Super Over, leaving rookie Archer – with a mere 14 One-Day Internationals to his name – with the task of defending the target.He started nervously, sending down a wide before Jimmy Neesham took two to long-off off the second delivery. Neesham then crunched the third ball over mid-wicket for six, leaving New Zealand with seven to get off three balls.Archer opted for full-length deliveries for his next two balls, both of which were squeezed away by Neesham for twos, before a single off the fifth ball left New Zealand with two to win off the final delivery.Archer speared the delivery into the pads of Martin Guptill who clipped to mid-wicket but found himself short of his ground as he came back for the vital second run. Afterwards, Archer hailed the influence of Stokes, Test skipper Joe Root and captain Eoin Morgan during the nervy Super Over.“I actually went to Morgs first. I had an idea I was going to do it but I wanted to double-check that he wanted me to do it,” Archer said. “I think it was going fine until the six, and then Stokes told me even before the over: ‘win or lose, today does not define you. Everyone believes in you.’“To back up what he said, if we did lose there is a T20 coming up next year and I would have another chance.” He added: “Rooty came up to me and said some inspirational words as well. I knew that if we did lose, it wasn’t the end of the world. I am glad that the guys look up to me and they trust me to do it.“The skipper really believed in me, even after the six. A lot of captains could have had their head in their hands, but he was really calm and really understanding.”Archer had earlier captured one for 42 from a miserly 10-over spell to help restrict New Zealand to 241 for eight off their 50 overs, after they had opted to bat first. Henry Nicholls top-scored with 55, Tom Latham got 47 while captain Kane Williamson chipped in with 30, as seamers Chris Woakes (3-37) and Liam Plunkett (3-42) got the wickets.In reply, England were slumping at 86 for four in the 24th over before Stokes smashed 84 not out and Buttler, 59, in a 110-run, fifth-wicket stand to revive the run chase. England needed 15 from the last over and then two off the last ball but Mark Wood was run out coming back for a second run with Stokes.Archer, who only qualified to represent England earlier this year after the England and Wales Cricket Board suddenly amended their eligibility rules, said he could not have asked for a better start to his international career.“I have had the best two months of my life so far – making my debut, making my World Cup debut, playing in the final in the space of two months.He continued: “I hope that any kids watching that want to play cricket now for the whole week, for the whole year and try to pursue it to be professional. We want to inspire the next generation because someone will have to take over from us.”last_img read more

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Music in the Park Concert Draws Hundreds of Attendees

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first_imgMIAMI GARDENS – Hundreds of residents packed into the Betty T. Ferguson Amphitheater in Miami Gardens for Music in the Park on December 6.The audience clapped their hands and tapped their feet as Leon Foster Thomas and Groove Soul Band captivated the crowd during the free semiannual concert sponsored by Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan, the Sunshine Jazz Organization, Miami Gardens Councilwoman Katrina Wilson and the Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs Department.“We had such an amazing show,” Commissioner Jordan said. “I was thrilled to feature jazz, soul, and R&B at this Music in the Park concert.”Concertgoers grooved to the smooth tunes of steel pan virtuoso Leon Foster Thomas. Thomas, who has a Bachelor of Music degree from Florida Memorial University and a Master of Music degree from Florida International University, treated the audience to his signature blend of Caribbean roots with the harmonic and improvisational complexities of jazz.For the second part of the show, the Groove Soul Band gave a soulful performance that brought the concertgoers to their feet as they danced to classic hit songs from artists such as Maxwell, Betty Wright, and the Isley Brothers.The next Music in the Park concert is scheduled for May 1.last_img read more

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Nominations Now Open for Jamaica National Civil Honours & Awards 2020

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first_imgPrime Minister Andrew Holness and Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke at last year’s National Awards ceremony. KINGSTON, Jamaica – Nominations are being accepted for the Jamaica National Honours and Awards for 2020.  The nomination forms and guidelines are available online through the Chancery of the Orders of the Societies of Honour, Office of the Prime Minister, (www.opm.gov.jm) or through the overseas locations of the Jamaican Foreign Missions.The deadline for submission is Friday, March 27, 2020.  Completed nomination forms can be submitted via email (chan-prot@opm.gov.jm), or by mail, to The Chancery of the Orders of the Societies of Honour, Office of the Prime Minister, 1 Devon Road, Kingston 10, Jamaica.Nomination forms, once submitted, will remain confidential and should be accompanied by a current and brief biographical outline of achievements of service rendered by the nominee.  In cases where the candidate is not a citizen of a Jamaica, the Government of Jamaica is required to obtain the approval of the relevant Commonwealth or foreign government prior to the award of any Order of Decoration to that nominee.National Honours and Awards are administered by the Chancery of the Orders of the Societies of Honour in the Office of the Prime Minister, under the National Honours and Awards Act, of July 1969, to formally recognize those who have contributed through their service and have had a meaningful and significant impact on national life.Orders are used to recognize merit relating to achievement and service while Decorations and Awards acknowledge nominees for bravery, meritorious long and/or valuable service and/or good conduct. It should be noted that only; persons selected will be contacted by the Chancery of the Orders of the Societies of Honours.  All honourees will be announced on Jamaica Independence Day, August 6, 2020.Candidates can be nominated for honours and awards in the following categories:-The Order of Merit (OM);The Order of Jamaica (OJ);The Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander (CD) or rank of Officer (OD).Decorations and Awards are given for Badges of Honour for Gallantry (BHG), Meritorious Service (BHM) or Long and Faithful Service (BHL).last_img read more

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La Liga Preview: Dembele Set For Derby As Champions Hope To Bounce Back

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first_imgSpanish football, the La Liga is back this weekend starting at the Santiago Bernabéu where the Champions will be hosting Leganes at midday.There’s still no Ronaldo due to suspension and Raphael Varane is a big doubt due to injury but Madrid put 3 past Leganes in both legs last season and nothing short of that would be expected from Los Merengues. There was the setback against Valencia but this game is a great chance to bounce back to winning ways.Cules will be hoping to see the Club’s new record signing on the pitch as they play the first Catalan Derby of the season.With Neymar off to France and Suarez’s injury in the Super Cup, the bulk of the burden has been on Messi and the Argentine will surely be glad to have Suarez back and join in with French wonder-kid, Ousmane Dembele, who has been training with the manager all week as he was left out of France’s squad by Didier Deschamps.Javi Lopez is a big doubt for this game but Esteban Granero and Pablo Piatti are familiar foes for La Blagruana and should feature for Espanyol. Luis Suarez had 2 goals and an assist in this fixture last year so expect goals in Catalunya.There should be new faces in white shirts at the Mestalla for the visit of Atletico Madrid. Valencia would look at their transfer business and expect a push for European places.They got a respectable draw against the Champions before the international break and would be hoping to produce a similar performance against the other Madrid heavyweight. There’s no Gabriel Paulista yet but Jeison Murillo and Andreas Pereira are in contention to start.Antoine Griezman is suspended for this due to a red card but Diego Simeone would be hoping that Luciano Vietto and Angel Correa are able to provide the goals to celebrate his new contract extension at the club. This surely is the biggest match in Spain this weekend.Sevilla will hope to get their first maximum points at home in the league when they host Eibar at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. Ever Banega is out due to suspension but there are all the summer signings available for manager Eduardo Berrizo.Bebe is the star man for Eibar as Pedro Leon misses out on what should be a close affair. Deportivo host present table toppers, Real Sociedad at the Riazor on Sunday while Athletic Bilbao takes on new boys, Girona at the San Mames.There will definitely be points for one or both of Celta Vigo and Alaves at Balaidos. Both teams haven’t registered a point this season in the Liga but Unzue’s men will feel their knack for scoring goals can get maximum points against an Alaves side who have failed to score in 180 minutes.Real Betis travel to Villarreal who have also failed to find the net in the first two games, Cedric Bakambu is back for the hosts though and they will be expecting to get their first goals here at home.Malaga host Las Palmas who have brought in Aquilani, Vitolo, Loic Remy and Samper. It’s hard to see how the loss of Kevin-prince Boateng would be felt. RelatedRonaldo Ready For La Liga As Barcelona Host Eibar Without DembeleSeptember 19, 2017In “Spain”Barcelona Raid Omeruo, Awaziem’s Leganes For BraithwaiteFebruary 20, 2020In “Spain”Weekend Betting TipsNovember 8, 2019In “Europe”last_img read more

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Boxing: Gennady Golovkin & Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez Fight Ends In Controversy

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first_imgThe much-publicized world middleweight title fight between Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin ended in a controversial draw in Las Vegas.Both fighters were cautious from the bell but still went on to produce an eye-catching 12-rounder.Álvarez’s sharp blows aided his assumed first-round win, while Golovkin jabs in later rounds made it quite a contest.Each fighter brought contrasting but sublime skills, in addition to excellent records which were made manifest on the night.After the bout, Judge Adalaide Byrd scored it in favor of the Mexican 118-110, another Dave Moretti had it 115-113 to Golovkin, and Don Trella evened up with a score of 114-114 draw which was accompanied by boos from the 22,358 fans in the T-Mobile Arena.The result means Golovkin, 35, retains his WBA, WBC, and IBF titles and remains unbeaten in 38 fights, while Alvarez’s record now stands at 49 wins (34 KO), two draws and one defeat from 52 fights.Social media reactions from experts:George Foreman (@GeorgeForeman) “At the end we had a great fight! I’d like see a rematch. Thanks Champs.”Manny Pacquiao (@mannypacquiao) “Did they bring these judges over from Australia? #CaneloGGG”Regardless of the seeming controversy, both remain the best in their category.RelatedCanelo Alvarez Defeats Rocky Fielding in Third Round Knock-OutDecember 16, 2018In “Boxing”Canelo Alvarez calls Floyd Mayweather a disgrace to BoxingDecember 13, 2018In “Boxing”WEEKEND PREVIEW: The BIG 7December 7, 2018In “Articles”last_img read more

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Debut watch: Ebere suffer Super Cup defeat as Ordega feature in Atleti’s draw

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first_imgBut Ebere on the other hand, had the chance of lifting her first trophy in Cyprus, one that could have been historic for Barcelona FA Ladies who only joined the women’s league setup in the country last season.Ordega was a 72nd minute replacement for Ludmila da Silva as Atleti played out an intense 1-1 draw with FC Barcelona in a Liga Femenina Iberdrola top of the table clash.Kenti Robles midway through the second half cancelled out Andressa Alves’ 27th minute opener for Barcelona as both sides stretched their unbeaten run so far this season to seven. Both teams share the same number of points in the table, but Barcelona occupy the first position thanks to a superior goal difference.Meanwhile over 2,000 miles away, Former Rivers Angels and Paris Saint Germain left back Ngozi Ebere played in every minute of Barcelona FA Ladies’ Super Cup loss to Apollon Limassol.Apollon Limassol clinched the title 3-0 on penalties after regulation time ended 1-1.Sporting jersey number 22, Ebere’s impact in the match could be seen in how Barcelona FA Ladies’ fortified defense has bridged the gap between them and Apollon Limassol who have dominated women’s football in Cyprus for nearly a decade.Prior to Sunday’s Super Cup final, Barcelona FA Ladies had never managed a draw against the reigning league and cup champions. Their worst defeat was in last season’s cup final where they got a 5-0 spanking.Moving forward now, they will definitely fancy their chances of upsetting Apollon Limassol in their next meeting.When the new league season commences on 5 November, Barcelona FA Ladies will travel to Omonia Lefkothea for their opener and Ngozi Ebere is expected to maintain her place in the starting line-up.RelatedNigerian Star Joins Atletico MadridOctober 20, 2017In “Europe”Super Falcons Forward, Francisca Ordega Joins Oshoala In ChinaMarch 20, 2019In “Nigeria”Barcelona FA Ladies sign Super Falcons left back.October 25, 2017In “Africa” Sunday 29 October, 2017 was debut day for Super Falcons duo of Francisca Ordega and Ngozi Ebere at their new clubs in Spain and Cyprus respectively.For Ordega who joined Atletico Madrid Femenino on loan from Washington Spirit, it was just another matchday in the league as Atleti look to retain their title.last_img read more

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GambleAware warns APPG about ‘overlooked’ problem gambling

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first_img StumbleUpon YGAM focuses on BAME community engagement with CVR link-up August 21, 2020 GambleAware: Engage those with lived experience of gambling harms August 28, 2020 Share Submit Related Articles Problem gambling has been ‘overlooked and underfunded for too long’. That was the message delivered by Kate Lampard CBE, Chair of GambleAware, to the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs).As gambling-related harm is linked to all forms of gambling, not just FOBTs, Lampard set out GambleAware’s strategy to fund further research, education and treatment services for individuals and their families.In the final week of the Government’s call for evidence for its gambling policy review, Lampard also warned that if policy makers were hoping for clear answers to the FOBT debate, they would be left disappointed.Speaking alongside Sir Christopher Kelly, Chair of the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB), Ms Lampard and GambleAware’s Chief Executive, Marc Etches, guided the committee through an extensive collection of research commissioned by the charity over the past three years.They also described the relationship between the two organisations, with RGSB determining the research agenda, and GambleAware’s independent Research Committee, chaired by Professor Jo Wolff of Oxford University, then commissioning projects and publishing their reports.Lampard said to the APPG: “We are very happy to come before you to offer what insights we can from the research, education and treatment work that GambleAware does, but we would caution that the issues you are looking at are complicated.“The research does not provide any clear answers to the understandable concerns that you and the public have about FOBTs. There are many, complicated issues surrounding FOBTs, and they are matters on which ultimately you and other policy makers are going to have to exercise your best judgment.”Marc Etches said: “All of us at GambleAware are passionate about what we do. In the last three years, we have commissioned a significant body of independent, high quality research, much of which is ground-breaking, that has contributed substantially to the international body of knowledge.“Specifically, in relation to the research that we did around machines in bookmakers, the focus was to endeavour to identify whether it was possible to identify the difference between harmful and non-harmful play, as a basis on which one might then ensure that minimisation of gambling related harm might be effective.“We set about to commission quite a wide body piece of research that I think has brought forward a great deal of understanding about player behaviour that can now, I hope, inform the discussions that you will have about, for example, stakes.” Marc Etches to step down as CEO of GambleAware in 2021 August 14, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

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LeoVegas – Sponsor Profile – #bofcon2017

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first_img LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Related Articles Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Submit Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Diemo Albilt, LeoVegasLeoVegas is one of the sponsors for the fourth edition of Betting on Football, which takes place at Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge from 3-5 May.We spoke to Diemo Albilt, the company’s Head of Affiliates, about the networking opportunities at the conference, which session has caught his eye and why they have chosen to sponsor the event for a second year running.SBC: Why did you choose to sponsor Betting on Football 2017?DA: One of the main reasons why we opted to sponsor Betting on Football for the second time running is because the event has grown so much over the last couple of years.It is the only sports conference that is focused on football that has managed to attract both affiliates and operators. It also has a rich variety of networking opportunities; which are ideal for us.SBC: What are you most looking forward to at the conference?DA: As I mentioned, I think the networking possibilities at #bofcon2017 are incredible. These give us the opportunity to catch-up with existing partners and to meet new ones with whom we can develop new business relationships. Something else we are really looking forward to is the unique location in which it is held: Stamford Bridge. We are also eager to attend the Betting CEO Panel in which LeoVegas Gaming’s CEO, Johan Styren will be participating.SBC: Given that you have engaged in sponsorship this season with Leicester Tigers, which sessions will you be attending on the marketing and media track?DA: We have found something interesting in most of the sessions that are planned for the two days of the conference.SBC: Which other parts of the conference agenda have caught your eye?DA: As said, most of the agenda items sound really interesting. However, being the Head of Affiliates at LeoVegas, I will definitely be attending the affiliate leaders panel in the Leadership track.SBC: As a football focused operator, how do you prepare for a summer without a European Championships or World Cup?DA: I do not consider LeoVegas a football focused operator. We offer all sorts of sporting events and what makes us different is that our sportsbook was specially built for mobile. This means that time and time again, various tests have found LeoVegas Sport to be the fastest sportsbook out there. This speed lends itself very good for those who want to bet on live-play sports.Having said that, even though there are no European or World Championships in football, there are scores of other leagues and tournaments that still attract the following of millions. These include the UEFA Champions League, the English Premier, the Italian Serie A, the Spanish La Liga, etc.Earlier this year, there was also the African Cup of Nations and the American Super Bowl. One must also not disregard sports like tennis, golf, horse racing, rugby, athletics, boxing, badminton, ice hockey, etc. Sharelast_img read more

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Pacific Consortium returns for Tatts Group acquisition with ‘all-cash’ AUS $7.3 billion bid

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first_img Tabcorp double burdened by covid and group impairment charges August 19, 2020 Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 IBIA: Australia has made no progress on safeguarding sports integrity   July 28, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Share Share Related Articles Pacific Consortium the joint-venture investment vehicle of London private equity firm Macquarie Group and New York fund Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) has restated its intent to acquire Australian gambling operator Tatts Group, by putting forward a AUS $7.3 billion all-cash transaction for the company.Placing a ‘last minute’ bid for Tatts assets, Pacific intends to derail the operator’s agreed AUS $11 billion merger with Tabcorp Holdings, which still awaits regulatory approval by Australian market authorities.Pacific changes its approach to Tatts investors by making its deal ’all cash’. Last November the consortium had its AUS $7.3 billion (£4.5 billion) cash and future ASX-listed shares bid swiftly turned down by Tatts governance.Chasing the acquisition, Pacific management is keen to takeover Tatts lottery business, splitting the division from other Tatts gambling assets, which will be sold or incorporated into a separate ASX-listed business.The Tabcorp-Tatts merger remains under review by the Australian Competition Tribunal (ACT), who have until mid-June to declare whether the deal will proceed.Prior to its review, several Australian market competitors detailed that the Tabcorp-Tatts merger would ‘likely to substantially lessen competition in the supply of monitoring and other services to pokies venues in Queensland’. An action that was countered by Tabcorp selling its Queensland games machine business Odyssey.Following a turbulent H1 2017 for Tabcorp in which corporate perfromance has been hindered by the operator having to pay a record AUS $45 million (£27 million) settlement with financial watchdog AUSTRAC, Tabcorp governance is seeking to speed up the Tatts merger delivering good news to its corporate investors.At present, Tatts governance has made no official comment on whether the new Pacific Consortium cash-offer will be reviewed.last_img read more

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