Seismic vessel to undertake oil and gas exploration in Jamaica

first_imgA 3D seismic survey vessel has arrived in Jamaican waters for oil and gas exploration.Under the direction of marine geophysical company, Tullow Oil, the vessel will undertake detailed data gathering over a 2, 250 square kilometer area within the Walton Morant block south of Jamaica. Over an estimated 50 to 60 days it will use a sound-based method that will generate detailed 3D images of rock layers beneath the seafloor. The data will then be analyzed to identify potential oil and gas reservoirs. The 3D seismic survey will determine the direction of  the Petroleum Corporation of  Jamaica’s oil and gas exploration program.The survey forms part of the 2014 Production Sharing Agreement between the PCJ and Tullow Oil as they continue the search for oil and gas offshore Jamaica.last_img read more

USCIS to Welcome 154 New Citizens in celebration of Martin Luther…

first_imgOAKLAND PARK, Fla.— U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will hold a very special citizenship ceremony this Friday, January 18. USCIS Oakland Park Field Office Director Emigdio Martinez will administer the Oath of Allegiance to a group of 154 Broward-area residents.The ceremony will celebrate the life and memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and will have as its keynote speaker Nova Southeastern University Law Professor Kenneth L. Lewis.The 154 citizenship candidates originate from 42 countries including several Caribbean countries..USCIS encourages new citizens and guests to share their naturalization ceremony experiences and photos through social media, using the hashtag #newUScitizen.For more information on USCIS and its programs, please visit uscis.gov or follow us on Twitter (@uscis), YouTube (/uscis), Instagram (@uscis) and Facebook (/uscis).last_img read more

Jamaican Consul General to serenade at Valentine’s show

first_imgJamaica’s Consul General Oliver Mair will make his US singing debut on Saturday February 16th, 2019, as he performs in the Steve Higgins & Friends’ Valentine’s concert “Falling for You” in Davie, Florida. This show is in association with The Jamaica Tourist Board and Partners for Youth Foundation.Cameo appearanceMair will make a cameo appearance along with Higgins as the duo promises to serenade some lucky ladies with choice love songs, which will be followed by the CG’s long anticipated solo act.“Oliver Mair has long been an aficionado of the arts, has great stage presence, lovely vocal instrument the skilled performer who has in fact written and directed his own productions.  We are thrilled to have him debut with us here in Florida and you are all in for an extraordinary treat!” said Higgins, who has actually acted in one of Mair’s productions in Jamaica.The Consul General joins performers April Marr, Amaya Lewis and Master Matthew Higgins – (the protege of Steve Higgins), in what promises to be an unforgettable evening of elegance, great music and good family fun. “I am thrilled to be back on stage singing with Steve Higgins & The Crew here in Florida and supporting the Partners for Youth Foundation, and I sure am looking forward to seeing everyone there!”“Falling for you” will feature a variety of songs including Broadway, Ballads, Classical music, love songs, Island music and much more in an elegant, romantic setting. The concert will be punctuated with fun, laughter and love tips.The Show kicks off promptly at 7:00 pm at the David Posnack Jewish Community Center, 5850 South Pine Island Road in Davie, corner of Stirling and Pine Island Roads.Part proceeds will benefit the Partners for Youth Foundation, which partners with the SOS Children’s Village as well as the STEP Center in Kingston, Jamaica.For Tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com; email steve@stevehigginsproductions.com or call 954-673-5885.The Steve Higgins & Friends Valentine’s Concert is produced courtesy of Steve Higgins Productions, offering excellence in diverse musical performances for all occasions. The Partners for Youth Foundation is a non-profit organization 501(C)(3) striving to develop our youth emotionally, socially, academically, and culturally. Find us on Facebook @SingerSteveHiggins or log onto www.stevehigginsproductions.comlast_img read more

Kobe Bryant and 13-Year-Old Daughter, Gianna Maria Killed in Helicopter Crash

first_imgNEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 21: Retired NBA star Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gigi, watch an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and Atlanta Hawks on December 21, 2019 at Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Nets won 122-112. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty License agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images) LOS ANGELES – Former Los Angeles Superstar, Kobe Bryant, 41, and his thirteen-year-old daughter, Gianna Maria Bryant, were killed in a helicopter crash in Los Angeles this afternoon.TMZ, who was first to report the story, stated that Kobe and *eight* other people including his daughter, known as “GiGi” had been on their away to basketball practice at Mamba Academy when the helicopter went down in Calabasas, California. A fire broke out and emergency personnel responded, but there were no survivors. All five people were killed.Kobe has famously used a helicopter to travel for years — dating back to when he played for the Lakers. He was known for commuting from Newport Beach, CA to the STAPLES Center in DTLA in his Sikorsky S-76 chopper.Kobe is survived by his wife of 19 years, Vannessa Bryant, and his three daughters, Natalia, Bianka and Capri who was born in June 2019.Bryant often spoke about his daughter Gigi and her basketball aspirations, saying that she would be the one to carry on his basketball legacy. Bryant was the coach of Gigi’s middle coach basketball team. She had made it clear that her goal was to play in the WNBA. He affectionally referred to her as “Mambacita” derived from his nickname, “Mamba”.Kobe is widely considered one of the greatest NBA players of all time, making 18 All-Star teams during his 20-year career with the Lakers. He was a first-round pick in the 1996 draft, winning 5 NBA championships, 2 NBA Finals MVPs and he was the league MVP in 2008. At age 34, Kobe became the youngest player in NBA history to surpass the 30,000 point mark.He was on 15 All-NBA Teams, 12 All-Defensive Teams and led the league in scoring for two seasons. He ranks fourth in the NBA for all-time regular season scoring and all-time postseason scoring. He also repped USA in a number of Olympics appearances.After the last game of his career in 2016, the Lakers famously retired both of Kobe’s jerseys, number 8 and 24, the only player in team history to receive that honor.Kobe’s accomplishments stand far outside of the basketball world. He won an Oscar for his short film, “Dear Basketball,” in 2018.Just last night, LeBron James passed Kobe as third on the all-time NBA scoring list. Kobe’s last social media posts on Instagram and Twitter paid tribute to Lebron. “Keep growing the game and charting the path for the next”, he said.last_img read more

Tyson Fury Retires From Boxing

first_imgTyson Fury, who had earlier retired from boxing but rescinded his decision, vacated the WBA, WBO and IBO after admitting the use of cocaine to cope with depression, and was subsequently charged for the use of prohibited substance by UK Anti-Doping.RelatedControversial Boxer Tyson Fury Welcomes Fourth Child With WifeDecember 4, 2017In “Boxing”WWE: Tyson Fury Earns Brock Lesnar’s Yearly Salary For Strowman FightOctober 31, 2019In “Events”Tyson Fury, a True Champion who Sparks up Heavyweight BoxingDecember 3, 2018In “Boxing” British boxer, Tyson Fury, has announced his retirement from boxing, according to the post on his Instagram page.28-year-old Fury has not fought since his remarkable victory over Wladimir Klitschko in Dusseldorf in November 2015, due to depression and suspension by the British Boxing Board of Control.The former WBA, IBF, IBO and WBO champion posted on his Instagram page: “Been very blessed in my life & career achieve the utmost in boxing, was an epic journey along the way.”“Thanks to all the fans that supported & believed in me along the way.”“Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.️ THE END.”last_img read more

Peru Break New Zealand Hearts To Secure Last World Cup Place

first_imgRelatedPeru Keep World Cup Hopes Alive After Huge Result At New ZealandNovember 11, 2017In “FIFA”Denmark Join France In Last 16 With First Goalless Draw As Peru End 40-Year Wait For VictoryJune 26, 2018In “FIFA”Jedinak Hattrick Sends Australia To The World CupNovember 15, 2017In “FIFA” Peru have secured the final place at next year’s FIFA World Cup following their 2-0 win over ‘dogged’ New Zealand in Lima in what was the second leg of their intercontinental playoff tie.Both sides played out a goalless draw in the first leg prompting Peru to start the second leg with the ‘favourite’ tag and they didn’t disappoint at all as goals from forward Jefferson Farfan and defender Christian Guillerme Ramos either side of halftime broke New Zealand’s resolve to help the South American nation seal the last Russia 2018 spot with a 2-0 aggregate victory.The win means Peru will return to the World Cup finals’ stage for the first time in 32 years (since 1986) for what would be their 5th appearance (1930, 1970, 1978 and 1986).last_img read more

EUROMAT announces Jason Frost as new President

first_img Jason Frost – EUROMATThe European Gaming and Amusement Federation (EUROMAT) has confirmed the appointment of Jason Frost as its new President, serving a fixed two-year term.EUROMAT governance announced the leadership appointment at its annual general meeting, held in Berlin last week.An industry veteran, Frost takes over leadership of the industry body having previously served as President of the British Amusement Catering Trades Association (BACTA), where he grew stakeholder membership significantly.The appointment of Frost, is further accompanied by the promotion of Uwe Christiansen (German market associate) as new Vice President and the re-election of Mirjana Acimovic of JAKTA Serbia as the Federation’s Treasurer.Commenting on his election, Jason Frost said: “It’s a real privilege to serve our industry Europe-wide. Never has EUROMAT been more needed by its members.“We’re moving towards becoming a cashless society and yet this fact seems to be ignored by regulators. I’m making a call today to the European regulatory community to get round the table with us and help us to find a way forward together.“Like any other business we need to be able to offer electronic payment and payback as well as cash. It is better for business but also better for the player who will find it easier to pre-commit, setting limits on spend and time. Regulators understand the value of this in the online market and with our existing ability to monitor our players they should realise how valuable this can be for social responsibility. It’s a win-win”. Share Submit StumbleUpon Arcades denounce DCMS reclassification postponing June reopening   June 12, 2020 Share Bacta trials new measures on ‘category D’ fruit machines July 12, 2019 Bacta launches campaign to ‘re-energise British seaside communities’ June 21, 2019 Related Articleslast_img read more

Danke… Tipico extends Austria Bundesliga title sponsorship

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Related Articles Interwetten backs Austrian code on sports integrity June 2, 2020 Tipico temporarily suspends affiliate programme  May 4, 2020 Submit SAZKA confident of European comeback as assets weather COVID-19 storm June 12, 2020 Share German-language sportsbook Tipico Sportswetten has extended its title sponsorship of the Austrian Bundesliga for a further two seasons.The bookmaker has agreed to continue its ‘Tipico Austria Bundesliga’ title sponsorship, which it has maintained since season 2014/15.Furthermore, Austrian news sources report that Tipico will be granted first rights by the Austria Bundesliga to further extend the sponsorship, past the renewed terms.Updating stakeholders, Tipico marketing stated that it was pleased to renew one of its most successful sponsorships, which had secured the bookmaker comprehensive brand coverage across Austria.Renewing terms, Tipico details that it will continue to fund Austrian Bundesliga club developments, alongside the promotion of the league’s social and grassroots initiatives.Confirming the Austria Bundesliga extension, Marlon van der Goes, Tipico Chief Commercial Officer stated:“This extension is a mutual commitment. Tipico and the Austria Bundesliga stand for football, for trust and constant development. Our engagement in Austria has been promoting local football since 2014 and we are proud of that. We look forward to the coming seasons and with the league reform on a new chapter in the Tipico Bundesliga. “last_img read more

Excitement grows for 2018 Grand National

first_img Virtual Grand National success sees bookmakers donate over £2.6m to NHS Charities April 6, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Share Related Articles ITV secures three-year British racing broadcast deal August 5, 2020 Share Countdown to Cheltenham: Star Sports on why they ‘do not bet on an opinion’ March 10, 2020 The biggest spectacle in the British horse racing calendar returns this weekend, as Aintree once again hosts the Randox Health Grand National.Aintree is anticipating that throughout the festival, which comes to a conclusion late on Saturday afternoon, it will welcome in excess of 150,000 racing enthusiasts. The National marks the culmination of three days of enthralling jump racing.Having replaced Channel Four as the lead broadcaster for the prestigious race two years ago, ITV will once show this year’s Festival. Since the switch, ITV has failed to hit the viewing figures of its predecessor, although the National has retained its status as one of Britain’s most watched sporting events. Currently sharing the mantle as ante post favourite for the race is Willie Mullins trained Total Recall, Tiger Roll, who enjoyed a largely successful Cheltenham Festival, and the nine year old Blaklion, will all currently priced at 10/1. A further positive point from this year’s race is that for the first time in 30 year, three female jockeys look set to enter the race, with Rachael Blackmore riding Alpha Des Obeaux, Bryony Frost riding Milansbar and Katie Walsh on Baie Des Iles.This year’s race marks Walsh’s sixth National appearance, as she once again aims to become the first female jockey to win the race, having previously finished third on the well backed, Seabass in 2012, a National that will live long in the memory, as its drama encompassed everything that’s so gripping about the showpiece event.last_img read more

6 of the Best – 10Bet’s Oshri Kostiner

first_img Related Articles Submit This week’s 6 of the Best subject is a “real history buff” and someone whose approach to sports betting is to combine his “raw excitement” with a sense of control.Keep reading to find out more about 10Bet Chief Marketing Officer Oshri Kostiner, including his ‘working’ holiday to the Philippines and an unforgettable visit to the Eternal City.Best HolidayBack in 2012, I spent four months in the Philippines, which I guess you’d call a working holiday. I took my wife and kid out there with me and we stayed on a World War II US army base in a commander’s house. I’d work pretty much all night, sleep till noon and then the day was our own.We had a great time. Lovely, friendly people, an on-site waterpark, and a local football league on pitches where the airstrips used to be. I even had the honour of playing alongside former internationals from Cameroon and Jamaica!Best AlbumI’ve been a huge fan of Queen from the age of 10 and my favourite album has got to be A Night at the Opera. I think the first Queen track I heard was We Will Rock You, and I was immediately hooked on Freddie’s voice.I then spent hours rummaging through boxes of my parent’s old cassettes to dig out all their albums. I did get to see Queen perform with Adam Lambert on lead vocals – it was amazing, but it was one time I wished I was 20 years older.Best FilmI think Fight Club is one of the best – and most underrated – films of all time. These days the ‘twist in the tail’ trope is a bit overused, but at the time, this movie felt totally fresh – even radical.Other than that, I’m a big fan of stand-up comedy and think it’s safe to say I’ve watched over 200 hours of specials in the past couple of years. I can even deliver most of the lines from my favourite ones featuring Louis C.K., Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Jim Jefferies and Bo Burnham.Best Sporting ExperienceThis was definitely the 2009 Champions League final in Rome. I’m a huge Man Utd fan; this was the first time I’d seen them on the biggest stage of all, and with Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez lining up for the last time, this was all set up to for our most legendary triumph since ’99.Of course, it wasn’t to be, but spending three days in the Eternal City with the hardcore Red Army was an unforgettable experience. As an overseas fan, it was brilliant to drink, shout, sing – and even commiserate – with the local fans, and I can’t wait to do it again when we finally get back to our best.Best BookI’m a real history buff, and loved The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. I know he might have taken one or two liberties with the historical record, but you have to admire the way he weaves together fact and fiction.It’s also a genuinely suspenseful book which keep you guessing throughout, which is how I approach sports betting. By applying knowledge and cold, hard stats to the action, I get to combine raw excitement with a sense of control, as well as the chance to be handsomely rewarded. That’s what it’s all about, as far as I’m concerned.Best BetIt wasn’t the biggest win I’ve ever had, but when an in-play punt on Marcus Rashford to score next came off for me in Man Utd’s match against Liverpool in March, it was very sweet indeed. He’d already scored one, and despite missing a couple of chances, I knew he had another goal in him, so I stuck £25 on the lad at something like 11/2, which worked out to a very nice payout.I love in-play betting and that’s why heading up the 10Bet marketing operation is such a thrill for me. We’ve got the world’s leading range of in-play features, and as we expand the range of sports, events and markets we offer, I’m looking forward to seeing us become the first choice for players who want to live and breathe every moment of the top action. SBTech confident of resuming full client operations following cyberattack March 31, 2020 Share FavBet’s Alex Hleb deal: “When contract is just a piece of paper” June 19, 2020 Top 50 clubs suffer €751m decline in brand value July 31, 2020 Share StumbleUponlast_img read more