Palm Beach Youth Services hosts 3rd annual super summer Spelling Bee

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first_imgStudents, who are part of the Palm Beach County Summer Camp Scholarship and Summer Food Service programs, are participating in spelling bee academic activities. The program was established to encourage the spirit of learning while preventing summer slide. The event will be held at the Therapeutic Recreation Center located in Lake Worth, Florida.Spelling Bee program prevents summer education slide“Children can experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer months,” said Geeta Loach-Jacobson, director of Youth Services’ Outreach and Community Programming Division. “The spelling bee is one way that we can prevent summer slide for our campers using a fun and exciting method of learning.”Participating agencies include the Palm Beach County Attorney’s Office, PBC Community Services, PBC Parks and Recreation, the Palm Beach County School District, the Children’s Services Council, United Way of Palm Beach County, Florida Atlantic University, the Palm Beach Post and Florida Power and Light.Participants aspire to compete in Scripps National Spelling BeeIt is the aspiration of young students who have talent in spelling to set their goals on the Scripps National Spelling Bee.Scripps National Spelling Bee (commonly called the National Spelling Bee) is an annual spelling tournament held in the United States for students not older than age-14.Although most of its participants are from the U.S., students from countries such as The Bahamas, Canada, Jamaica, and Mexico, have also competed in recent years. Historically, the competition has been open to, and remains open to, the winners of sponsored regional spelling bees in the U.S. and its territories. Participants from countries other than the U.S. must be regional spelling-bee winners as well.Jamaican Jody-Anne Maxwell was one of the first non-US contestants to win the Scripps Spelling be when she won in 1998 at age 11.Copyright 2017 – Caribbean National Weekly Newslast_img read more


Sell your House by Yourself in Fort Lauderdale: A Short Guide…

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first_imgSelling your house is something you’ll have to do maybe just a few times in your life.  And unless you know a local Fort Lauderdale real estate agent who will sell your house for free or a hugely discounted commission… it can be a real pain in the rear and an expensive process for you as well.If:• You have no or very little equity in your house so you can’t afford to pay a real estate agent’s commissions;• You have equity but want to try to save money selling the house yourself before you resort to hiring an agent;• You’re in foreclosure (or heading that way) and just need to sell fast without incurring thousands in agent commissions• You can’t wait the long time it sometimes takes to sell a house in the Fort Lauderdale area in this market so you want to try to sell it more quicklyWhatever applies, there are ways to sell your house yourself in the local real estate market.Since 2013, the housing sector has been experiencing a major recovery. Selling your house now can definitely be profitable if you do it right. In most cases, it is about using smart marketing strategies, and being realistic about your expectations as to what you want to achieve with this sale.Here are some critical tips to sell that house:Know the Fort Lauderdale real estate market well.The first and most important step is doing market research on your neighborhood in the Fort Lauderdale area. This involves visiting various home marketing sites (Zillow, Eppraisal the Chase home value estimator, etc), calling a real estate agent or two to determine the value of your house, or reading about various market pricing techniques. Proper homework on these issues will allow you to come up with a right price for your house.If you don’t want to hassle with trying to come up with a home value yourself… it is suggested you call 954-350-0000 to receive an honest fair valuation your house’s value on the retail market (if you’re going to wait the 3-6+ months to find the perfect retail buyer).Asses the marketThis step is almost similar to conducting market research, only that you are bound to similar houses in your neighborhood. Are there lots of houses for sale in your neighborhood in Fort Lauderdale? If so, what is the average price they are listed for?  Are there lots of foreclosures in your neighborhood? That could reduce the value of your house.Asses the houseAs a seller, your house should be in top condition to attract at a good price. Identify any unique characteristics about the house. Emphasize these during the marketing. For example, in Fort Lauderdale, a house with drive way parking may be more attractive to buyers compared with one with garage parking.Get Your House “Listed” on the local Fort Lauderdale MLS You can find no or low fee real estate brokers these days who will charge you a few hundred bucks to put your house on the local Fort Lauderdale MLS.  This gets your house in front of all of the real estate agents quickly. Be prepared to pay those “buyers” agents a 2-3 percent buyers broker fee if you plan to have them help you find a buyer.Place ads in the local newspaper, signs on the roads, and hold an open house.last_img read more


Reggae Boyz Beat TT 2-1 in Friendly Competition

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first_imgHomegrown squad continue upward spiralA resurgent Jamaican men’s senior soccer team, the Reggae Boyz, defeated World Cup hopefuls Trinidad and Tobago 2-1 at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Trinidad on Thursday.Michael Binns secured a win for the Reggae Boyz after scoring from a 57th minute free kick, which may have been deflected en-route to beating the Trinidad and Tobago goaltender.Jamiel Hardware opened the scoringJamaica midfielder Jamiel Hardware stunned the hosts early on after giving his team a surprise lead in the sixth minute.  The twin island republic responded six minutes later, however, when Kevon Villaroel found an equalizer to delight the home fans.The match served as preparation for Trinidad and Tobago who will resume the World Cup qualifiers with a match against Honduras at the Ato Boldon Stadium on September 1st.  The team from the land of the hummingbird currently occupy the cellar of the six-team standings after managing to secure a paltry one win in its first six games.Reggae Boyz rebuildingJamaica, on the other hand, is in a rebuilding process after failing to make the cut for the final six teams to fight out for three automatic qualifying spots in the hexagonal format for the upcoming World Cup in Qatar in 2018.Fresh from a creditable performance in the Gold Cup where they lost a nail-biter to hosts United States at the death, the Theodore ‘Tappa’ Whitmore coached the team which is made up of mainly homegrown talent who have passed through the country’s developing youth program.Whitmore was recently given the nod of approval by the heads of the Jamaica Football Federation resulting in an extension of his contract which had expired at the end of the Gold Cup.last_img read more


Taylor, Matthews top T20I ranking in women’s cricket

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first_imgIn women’s cricket, West Indies skipper Stefanie Taylor is the top female T20 batter in the world while Hayley Matthews leads the all-rounder category in the latest ICC One Day International (ODI) and T20I rankings.Tops battingTaylor topped the T20I batting rankings with 678 points, while her teammate Deandra Dottin was fourth with 622 points. Taylor also featured in the ODI rankings where she is fourth in bowling with 626 points and second in the all-rounder category with 377 points.Matthews leads the T20I bowling and all-rounder categories with 631 and 288 points respectively.  Taylor with 286 and Dottin 278 points respectively round out the top three in the all-rounder category. Anisa Mohammed was fourth in the bowling rankings with 608 points.WI clean sweepThe Windies women’s cricket team just completed a clean sweep against Sri Lanka, with series wins in the ODIs and T20Is at home, and have been congratulated by Cricket West Indies for their successful campaign.New Zealand tour nextNext on the agenda for the Women will be a tour of New Zealand next March.Both teams will do battle in three ODIs and five T20Is.The West Indies women’s cricket team will play the hosts in the first ODI on- March 4 at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln University with the second set for the same venue on March 8.The venue changes for the final ODI which will be played at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch on March 11.The action switches to the T20i on March 14 when the first match will be played at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui. The second match will be played at the same venue on March 16.Pukekura Park in New Plymouth will host the next two matches on March 20 and 22 with the final match in the series set for Seddon Park in Hamilton on March 25.For more on the West Indies women’s cricket, visit the link: West Indies women sweep ODI serieslast_img read more


UN Group Calls for End to Violence in Haiti

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first_imgHaiti’s President, Jovenel Moise It said that the attacks, which have intensified in recent weeks, have left at least six people dead, and 12 wounded as well as the looting and burning of at least 70 houses. BINUH said that there were also serious allegations of rape noting that the increase in insecurity and the recurrence of these attacks have also resulted in people moving to other neighbourhoods. “The cycle of violence can only stop if those responsible for these crimes are fully accountable, and guarantees of access to justice and reparation are fully provided to the victims of these violations and human rights abuse,” BINUH added. BINUH said that the perpetrators must be identified, arrested and prosecuted by the police and judicial authorities “through fair and equitable investigations “adding “it is essential to end impunity which constitutes one of the main factors of violence and destruction of the social fabric. “The State has an obligation to protect all citizens, regardless of their place of residence on national territory,” it said, recalling that the violence committed recently against the inhabitants of Pont Rouge, Martissant, Cité Soleil, as well as that of La Saline in 2018 and Bel Air in 2019 should also be investigated. CMC BINUH said it was calling on the authorities to take all the necessary actions to protect the population, in particular by “strengthening the presence of law enforcement personnel in areas marked by violence. PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti – The United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH) is expressing concern at the “increase in violence and barbaric acts perpetrated in the neighbourhoods of the metropolitan area of ​​Port-au-Prince”.last_img read more


Sports Minster Drops Another Bombshell (Video)

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first_imgThe Minister of Youths and Sports in Nigeria, Solomon Dalung, and controversies are not new to each other and the latest episode has to be right up there with the very best.For the newest episode, Dalung was embarrassingly captured on camera as he referred to the Argentina national football team as a football association in Nigeria.The Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria dropped his latest bombshell while he was speaking with reporters immediately after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday.He was talking about Super Eagles’ impressive 4-2 win over Argentina at the Krasnodar Stadium in Krasnodar, Russia and in his bid to point out that a top ranking nation like Argentina were humiliated by a low ranking Nigeria, the Sports Minister called Argentina “an association in Nigeria’.In his words, he said: “Argentina is one of the highly ranked Football Association in Nigeria.”Solomon Dalung also revealed that the victory was discussed and applauded at the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by the nation’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo.Dalung said: “The Federal Executive Council was officially informed that Nigeria had qualified for the World Cup in Russia 2018, having completed our match with Algeria.“In our plans for Russia 2018, we have a driving philosophy. Our principle for 2018 is that Nigeria is not going to Russia as a spectator, we are contenders. The world should watch out for the new Nigerian soccer.“From the outcome of what happened yesterday, there is no doubt that Nigeria has made a statement,’’ he concluded.Watch the Video below:Video Playerhttps://www.busybuddiesng.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/VID-20171116-WA0004.mp400:0000:0000:13Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Relatedlast_img read more


bettingexpert launches Smartbets Italia

Posted On Aug 30 2020 by

first_img StumbleUpon Submit CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach  August 27, 2020 TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Related Articles Share Share Better Collective cautious on quick recovery as COVID drags growth momentum August 25, 2020 Leading European sports betting bettingexpert has announced that it has launched an Italian language version of its Smartbets odds comparison site.bettingexpert (operated by Better Collective) continues its ambitions of expanding Smartbets into the leading Pan-European odds comparison portal, informing customers of the best bookmaker information and deals available.Italy represents Smartbets third market entry, following the launch of its services for the UK market followed by the release of its German language site last December.Bringing new innovation to the Italian market, SmartBet’s ‘SmartFeed’ will allow for a continuous source of valuable odds that are personalised for players.Beyond offering the best odds, the SmartFeed also includes Smart Stats, which highlight a team’s performance history in various markets. The goal of SmartBets is to provide its users with the best odds, as well as the most information, so that punters can feel confident in their selections.Henrik Lykkesteen, Chief Commercial Officer for Better Collective, said: “The release of the Italian version of SmartBets is just the latest in a list of expansions we have planned, and shows our commitment to our growing audience in Italy.“It is an exciting time for the website, and with more more releases on the way next year, as well as the simple-to-use interface and innovative features, we feel SmartBets is the ultimate comparison tool.”Launched last July by bettingexpert Smartbets was named Best New Affiliate Product in the SBC Awards, as well as Best Innovation at the 2017 iGB Affiliate Awards. Thanks to bettingexpert’s innovative one-click betting integration, users are also able to place bets instantly with major operators, including Ladbrokes.last_img read more


Catena Media acquires Newcasinos.com for €7.65 million

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first_img StumbleUpon Catena lauds ‘record’ Q2 as casino drives performance August 19, 2020 Related Articles TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Share Stockholm-listed industry affiliate marketing network Catena Media has moved to expand its European publisher portfolio by confirming the acquisition of casino review portal Newcasinos.com and its related assets.Catena governance details that it has acquired one of the fastest growing European market affiliates with an established presence in the UK, Norway and Sweden.Detailing its acquisition breakdown, Catena will purchase Newcasinos.com and all related assets for an upfront cash payment of €7.65 million. The deal has a further €4.25 million in performance earn-out incentives.Growing its affiliate network, Catena governance details that Newcasinos.com will generate immediate revenue and earnings for its company, with its new asset contributing €500,000 in quarterly sales.Updating investors Robert Andersson Catena Media CEO commented on his firm’s purchase“Catena Media has been in the forefront of the consolidation in the affiliate market and wants to keep a leading role. The company is predominantly focusing on larger assets since we are well positioned to capitalize on our size and growth. With this acquisition we are acquiring another successful online casino affiliate to complement and strengthen our portfolio. The sellers have demonstrated a solid growth and an interesting content offering. This is fully in line with our strategy of partly growing through acquisitions and continuing our solid growth story”This month, Catena governance has been given the option to release an additional €50 million in funds from its secured maximum €100 million 2019 secured bond. The company has detailed that funds could be accessed to expand its industry M&A strategy growing its affiliate marketing network assets. Submit Genesis to appeal UKGC’s ‘disproportionate suspension’ July 23, 2020 Sharelast_img read more


Esports Insider’s Forum launches to a packed Fnatic Bunkr

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first_img ESI Digital: Esports betting enters its ‘clutch moment’ May 26, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Submit Related Articles Esports Insider – No room for passive play as betting accelerates its esports profile April 8, 2020 Esports Insider – Critical agenda unveiled for inaugural ‘ESI Digital Summit’ May 13, 2020 Share The first of the ESI Forum Series (#ESIForum) events, in association with Digital Fuel, packed the Bunkr last night as the esports fraternity came out in force to Fnatic’s HQ.As a part of SBC Global, Esports Insider is running these monthly events at Fnatic’s Shoreditch venue in a bid to welcome the finest professionals from in and around the industry for relaxed evenings of food, drink, networking opportunities, panel discussions on the more interesting and debatable topics in esports and a tournament.Last night’s event saw big names including Wouter Sleijffers, Fnatic CEO, David Bytheway, VfL Wolfsburg FIFA Pro, Gary Taphouse, Sky Sports and FIFA esports commentator take to the stage to discuss ‘FIFA as a gateway to a new world, and why football clubs are entering esports’. Moderating was Fortaura CEO Ibrahim Taylor.SpecialEffect, the charity partner of the ESI Forum, spoke to a packed out Bunkr prior to the panel on the exceptionally valuable work they do in gaming. The SpecialEffect team were also there showcasing one of their products which allows for those with certain disabilities to play a modified version of FIFA. Esports Insider will be welcoming them back for the next Forum on August 31st.The panel itself was both engaging and educational. David Bytheway confidently asserted that “football is losing the younger audience, and that’s why Wolfsburg got into this”.  Fnatic CEO Sleijffers stated that they’ve been approached by a number of major football clubs interested in entering the space but unsure on the hows and whys. He added that at Fnatic, they don’t see themselves as an esports organisation as such but one that’s focused on digital sports, and the future of sports more generally.A competitive FIFA tournament followed the panel, whilst the food arrived and drinks flowed to allow for a productive evening of networking. Team ESI were the tournament victors, and came away with a signed Tottenham Hotspur shirt kindly donated by the club.Esports Insider Editor, Sam Cooke, said of the event: “We’re delighted with the turnout and feedback from the first event, but we’ll be making sure the next one is even better. Thanks to everyone who attended, Digital Fuel for supporting the event, Fnatic for having us, Spurs for the shirt, SpecialEffect for being there, Matt Andrews and Gary Taphouse for commentating and the panel in full. We’re confident the August 31st edition will sell out sharpish so get your tickets and we’ll see you at the Bunkr!”The second #ESIForum will take place on August 31st (6.30pm-11:30pm) and will follow the same format, though the panel this time will focus on the opportunity in, and convergence of, betting and esports. The panelists are TBC but there’s no doubt there’ll be of the highest standard. You can secure your tickets here, and if you do so before the end of July you’ll save yourself 20% by using the code ESI20.As a part of #BOSCON2017, Betting on Esports 2017, will take place just two weeks after this Forum on September 13th to 15th. Esports Insider has organised the six panels which will tackle numerous topics in and around gambling and esports such as Brand Ambassadors, the Data Challenge, Las Vegas and casinos, integrity issues and more.Speakers include Millennial Esports CEO Alex Igelman, Kinguin CEO Viktor Wanli, Sportradar Head of Esports James Watson, GameCO CEO Blaine Graboyes, ESL UK MD James Dean and plenty more. It’s set to be an excellent event and you can read more about this here.last_img read more


Data specialist takes early lead in the SBC League of Legends

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first_imgShare Submit Share MansionBet adds Bristol City to sponsorship portfolio August 20, 2020 Related Articles Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 PokerStars moves to refresh global appeal with ‘I’M IN’ August 18, 2020 StumbleUpon The Stat Zone’s Sports Data Specialist Rob Esteva raced into an early lead in the ‘SBC League of Legends’ with a staggering 96 points on the opening weekend.He was closely followed in second place by Sky Bet’s Jamie Davison, who like Jose Mourinho, reaped the rewards for putting faith in Romelu Lukaku, by giving him the captains armband.After a goal-laden first gameweek, the list of last weekend’s top fantasy football point scorers was surprisingly dominated by players from newly-promoted Huddersfield Town.Whilst the majority of fantasy football managers put faith in the likes of Thibaut Courtois or Petr Cech to take the number one jersey, a clean sheet and a fine performance was enough to ensure Huddersfield’s Jonas Lössl was the highest scoring keeper of the weekend.Mathias Jørgensen also benefited from Huddersfield’s superb defensive performance; the Danish defender brought home ten points in his Premier League debut. He wasn’t the only high scoring defender though, as Spurs’ Ben Davies found the back of the net and kept a clean sheet at Newcastle.Much to the dismay of many managers, Harry Kane continued his unwanted record of having never scored a Premier League goal in August.However, where one English striker retained a record, another broke one, as Wayne Rooney’s first Everton goal for 4869 days netted him nine weekend points and also set the record for the longest gap between goals for the same club.A bundle of strikers grabbed braces this weekend; Jamie Vardy lit up Friday night football at the Emirates, Lukaku bagged two on his Old Trafford debut, Sam Vokes stunned champions Chelsea at the Bridge and Huddersfield new signing Steve Mounie helped his side earn a surprise victory over Crystal Palace.Elsewhere, a clean sheet and an uncharacteristic winning goal was enough for West Brom’s Egyptian defender Ahmed Hegazi to edge out the likes of Vardy and Lukaku as the weekend’s most valuable player.It was also a poor weekend for club captains, as both Newcastle’s Jonjo Shelvey and Chelsea’s Gary Cahill saw red cards and ended the first round of games on minus points.SBC staff members will be desperately clinging onto the notion that its a marathon not a sprint, as despite the inclusion of Cesc Fabregas in his starting 11, Charlie Cole was the only SBC staff member to make it into the top 25.last_img read more