West Palm Beach traffic stop leads to drug arrest

first_imgGlenn Kenneth A West Palm Beach man is now behind bars and facing multiple charges after he attempted to scamper away from police.Riviera Beach police have arrested Kenneth F. Glenn, 27, who allegedly had the “strong odor of fresh marijuana” in his vehicle. He faces possession charges for marijuana, cocaine, oxycodone and fentanyl. He was also accused of battery on a police officer after after he fought with one while resisting arrest, according to a police arrest report.Police reportedly used a Taser to subdue Glenn after chasing him through the backyards of nearby homes.Authorities report that the incident began minutes after midday. Wednesday when officers noticed a car with dark tinted windows north of Blue Heron Boulevard and west of President Barack Obama Highway. The car stopped in front of a home and an officer activated his police lights as a passenger got out of Glenn’s vehicle.Two officers noted the smell of marijuana, according to the arrest report. They also learned that Glenn was driving with a suspended license.As officers tried to place him in handcuffs, Glenn reportedly pulled away and managed to free himself. He ran for about 30 feet to the backyard of a home on West 28th Street before an officer caught up to him.Glenn continued to resist, punching and kicking at the officer, the report said. He ran again and jumped the fence into the backyard of a home on West 27th Street.The chase finally ended with an officer deploying his Taser.Glenn was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach for medical clearance. He remained the Palm Beach County Jail early Friday in lieu of $135,000 bail.last_img read more

Greensleeves rolls up for 40th anniversary

first_imgGreensleeves Records, the legendary British record company that helped introduce dancehall music to the United Kingdom, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.VP Records, which bought Greensleeves in 2008, has announced a bold reissue schedule to mark the milestone. It will release albums by Hugh Mundell, Augustus Pablo, Keith Hudson, Sylford Walker and Linval Thompson.Those singers were instrumental in Greensleeves making a mark in the United Kingdom and other European countries during the 1980s. The label really flourished with releases from producer Henry ‘Junjo’ Lawes’ Volcano label which had Yellowman and Barrington as their leading lights.Most of Lawes’ productions were recorded at Channel One studio in Kingston, Jamaica with the Roots Radics Band. He was murdered in London in 1999.Levy maintains a strong following in the UK and Europe thanks to his work with Volcano and its ties with Greensleeves.The company also plans to release 40th anniversary editions of two landmark albums: Culture’s Two Sevens Clash and The Congos’ Heart Of The Congos.According to VP, the 40th anniversary will be commemorated with events in London, Paris and New York in the spring and summer.A new album from Italian singer Alborosie is also in the works.Greensleeves Records was founded in 1977 by Englishmen Chris Sedgwick and Chris Cracknell in Shepherds Bush, London.last_img read more

Windies youth to defend Under-19 World Cup

first_imgThe Windies have failed in their bid to defend the ICC Under-19 World Cup following a 76-run loss to South Africa at the Bay Oval, in Tauranga, New Zealand on Wednesday.The defeat was the second in a row for the regional team following an 8-wicket loss to New Zealand on Saturday. New Zealand, who also defeated Kenya and South Africa will now advance to the Super League after two successive wins in Group A. The Windies and Kenya, following back-to-back defeats, will feature in the Plate Championship.On Wednesday, South Africa’s triumph was set up on the back of wicketkeeper-batsman Wandile Makwetu’s run-a-ball 99 not out, and fast bowler Hermann Rolfes who took four wickets.  Sent in to bat South Africa got a solid 56-0 start from openers Jiveshan Pillay (47) and Matthew Breetzke (18).  The team, however, found itself in trouble at 112-5 before Makwetu’s effort with the bat carried the unit to 282-8.In pursuit, the Windies slipped from 177-4 in the 38th over to be bowled out for 206 in 45.3 overs.  Alick Athanage who added 76 off 100 and Kirstan Kallicharan (44) were the star Windies batsmen as they put on 90 runs for the fifth wicket.last_img read more

Caribbean actors and actresses dominate new play in New York

first_imgJamaican Co-Producer of Leonora, David Heron. Several actors with Caribbean heritage have prominent roles in Leonora, a play by American David Stallings which has a staged reading at the Williams CME Institutional Church in Harlem, New York on June 3.The reading is co-produced by New York Classical Theatre, Voza Rivers/New Heritage Theatre Group and Jamaican David Heron’s Sure Thing Productions. It is part of New York Classical’s “Diversifying the Classics” series.Antonio Miniño is director for the reading.Leonora is a Jamaican take on A Doll’s House, a 19th Century play by Henrik Ebsen of Denmark. Set in Kingston, Jamaica in 1951, the play focuses on Leonora Hartell, a black woman from working-class roots who is married to a white, well-to-do Englishman.Their relationship is challenged when secrets from her past emerge.Nehassaiu deGannes, who is of Dominican descent, plays Leonora. Her credits include the Off Broadway play Is God Is and The Balcony.Heron, who has written plays such as Against His Will and Love and Marriage and New York, is Dr Mike Newell, a friend of the Hartells. He has previously worked with New York Classical in The Winter’s Tale.Grenada-born Oneika Philips is Kalisa Williams, Leonora’s childhood friend. She has appeared on Broadway in SpongeBob SquarePants-The Musical.Lisa Tharps, of Barbadian descent, is Vinisha, caregiver to the Hartell children. Her Broadway credits include in King Hedley 11 and Romeo andJuliet.Aya Spence, who has Jamaican heritage, portrays Emma Hartell, Leonora’s daughter. She has appeared in the television series A Crime To Remember and modeled for Target, J.Crew and Little Marc Jacobs.Brad Frazier, who is best known for his role in the television series, Luke Cage, plays Leonora’s husband Tristan Hartell. He also starred in The Winter’s Tale.The New York Classical Theatre is celebrating its 20th year of free productions of classic works in indoor and outdoor locations in New York City. Voza Rivers is a respected figure in American theater, having produced a number of Broadway hits including the Tony and Grammy-nominated musical Sarafina!Artistic director of New York Classical, Stephen Burdman, expects great things from Leonora.“We are extremely pleased and very excited to have this entire cast onboard, to bring to life this incredible script by playwright David Stallings,” he saidlast_img read more

Reggae and Dancehall Fans Gear Up For Reggae Sumfest

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica – Reggae and Dancehall fans from all over the world are gearing up for the 27th staging of Reggae Sumfest, which will take place July 19-20 in Montego Bay, Jamaica.The festival, which is billed as “B.B.C.” this year, for headliners Buju Banton, Beres Hammond and Chronixx, has seen many iconic performances over its 26 years, but this year is seemingly extra special because of the return of reggae icon, Buju Banton.Buju’s last performance on a Reggae Sumfest stage was in 2007, shortly after being released on parole. Fans from all over the world who have not seen Banton live since his release from prison in 2018 have begun to fly into Montego Bay in anticipation for the two-day show.Other reggae acts on the lineup for this year include rising reggae star Koffee, Protoje, Tarrus Riley, Romaine Virgo, Christopher Martin, Etana and others.But Reggae Sumfest will not only be a treat for reggae fans but Dancehall fans as well. In recent years, dancehall has been overshadowed by reggae, with artists like Popcaan and Alkaline working hard to keep the genre alive.The dancehall lineup for Reggae Sumfest is looking to give fans hope for the genre by blending old school legends like Spragga Benz, Beenie Man, Agent Sasco, and Bounty Killer with popular new-school acts like Govana, Dexta Daps, Squash, Chronic Law, and a host of others.The party events leading up to the two-day main event are already in full swing. Reggae Sumfest Festival Night 1 will take place on July 19 and Night 2 on July 20, at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex in Montego Bay.last_img read more

Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics Could Be Postponed to Year-End

first_imgOlympics TOKYO, Japan – With the coronavirus spreading like wildfire in Asia, there is a possibility that this summer’s Tokyo Olympics could be postponed.This according to Japan’s Olympic minister Seiko Hashimoto.In a response to a question in Japan’s parliament, she said Tokyo’s contract with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) “calls for the Games to be held within 2020”, adding that “could be interpreted as allowing a postponement”.The Games are scheduled to be held from July 24 to August 9 in Tokyo, but the outbreak of the virus could call for the games to be pushed to the end of 2020.“We are doing all we can to ensure that the Games go ahead as planned,” Hashimoto added.IOC president Thomas Bach said last week that the organisation is “fully committed” to hosting the event as scheduled. The IOC body is the only organization that currently has the authority to cancel the Olympics.Since the outbreak of the virus, a number of high-profile sporting events have already been cancelled or postponed, including the 2020 World Athletics Indoor Athletics Championships and the Chinese Grand Prix, which was scheduled for 19 April.The coronavirus, which originated in China, has spread to more than 60 countries and claimed more than 3,000 lives so far.last_img read more

New Addition! Schweinsteiger And Wife Expecting Their First Child

first_imgGerman World Cup winner Bastian Schweinsteiger and his wife, retired Tennis star Ana Ivanovic, are expecting their first child together.The former Bayern Munich and Manchester United midfielder revealed this via his official Twitter handle as follows: Schweinsteiger and Ivanovic had earlier tied the knot in Venice, Italy on July 12, 2016 having dated for 22 months.Bastian Schweinsteiger was part of the Germany team that won the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil while his wife is a former world number one. Relatedlast_img

Ups & Downs… 2016’s biggest wins & most frustrating losses

first_img SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 Submit Related Articles Share StumbleUpon Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season  August 21, 2020 Share FootballPredictions.com’s Ignacio del Valle Ruiz reviews 2016 biggest football wins, in what was a year full of thrills, surprises, underdog and comeback stories.   ______________________Let’s face it – we all love lists, and there’s always some betting mishaps or fortunes that become viral and everyone talks about them. I gathered some during the year and would love to share it with your readers, as a bit of fun look back at 2016.It’s been a crazy year in football. Portuguese are the unexpected (some even say controversial) winners of the Euro 2016 and Leicester City is the winner of Premiership that really no one saw coming.And in all of that madness, some people managed to score big. With a little insight and loads of luck, a few lucky punters made some pretty awesome bets. So here is a short list of 2016’s craziest betting scores.Boxing Day MiracleLet’s start with a recent crazy win. The owner of this Reddit post called it a Boxing Day Miracle!Winning £8 333,33 in BetVictor’s Golden Goal Competition isn’t the biggest win on our list, but the way it was won certainly makes it special.To win the overall prize of £25 000 you had to guess who will score the first goal and in which exact minute of the Hull vs. Manchester City game. Our lucky winner correctly predicted that Yaya Toure will score in the 72nd minute, and ended up splitting the prize with two other visionaries who had as much insight as he did.To win the prize, the goal had to happen between 71:00 and 71:59. The ball crossed the line at exactly 71:59! One more second and our fortuitous football fan wouldn’t had won! Talk about perfect timing!A Real Rollercoaster Ride!Things are getting a little bit more serious as our second contender for the luckiest punter of the year cashed out £72 000.An anonymous supporter of Leicester City made a £50 bet, back when odds of his preferred football club wining the Premiership were 1/5000!He decided to cash out in early March, and became richer by £72 335!This in itself would have made an excellent story, but it didn’t end there. Although he says he is happy with his earnings, and plans to use it on a vacation in Spain and covering the mortgage, if he had waited for just a few more hours he would have gotten another £19 000.Leicester were playing against Watford that same afternoon, and won 1-0!If he had had enough patience to wait for the end of the game, a second vacation in Spain (plus a little more to spare) would have been in his pocket.£108 000 Richer for being a loyal fanObviously, Leicester’s unlikely win is the football story of the year. No one saw it coming, since only a year ago the club was almost downgraded to Championship.But this once-in-a-lifetime success story means that a few lucky loyal fans got to score big by betting on their club to win the Premier League.Another anonymous supporter of the Foxes cashed out £108 000 in April, after placing a £20 bet at the beginning of the season.If he had not lost his nerve, by the end he would have ended up with £133 000, but his win is still one for the records!No Luck Just Skill!Now for something a little more complicated. To correctly guess 16 different pairs and win £180 000 after placing a single pound bet, it takes more than just pure luck.But this is exactly what happened to a 27-year-old father of three. The skillful gambler plans to spend the money on a house, since he currently lives with his wife, three kids and four other people.A Big Payoff!The absolute winner of this year is a guy who made the best of Leicester’s unprecedented success.With odds of Leicester wining the Premiership being 1/2000, this lucky punter decided to place a £100 bet. And, let’s be honest, this is the kind of money you and I don’t bet with, even when the odds are much, much better!But having more faith in his team than most people have in Earth being round, he patiently waited till the very end. And, boy did it pay off! Today he is £200 000 richer!Dishonourable Mention: £2500 Lost on Leicester CityNot everyone had the balls of steel needed to win on Leicester this season.This courage-lacking fan ended up with just 45 pence, after he placed a bet of 50p on Leicester at the beginning of the season and backed out immediately after the first game (which Leicester won).Back then the odds were 1/5000 and if were patient enough, he would have gotten £2500 by the end.It is unclear why he backed out, especially considering that his bet really wasn’t high and the potential loss was minuscule. This really shows how lack of conviction and courage really doesn’t pay off!last_img read more

Betway enhances european reach with two-year C.D. Leganés deal

first_img Related Articles Submit Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 Share Share Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season  August 21, 2020 Betway has extended its reach across the top tiers of European football, by signing a sponsorship deal with The Primera División’s, also known as La Liga, C.D. Leganés.The two year deal will see the online bookmaker become the club’s official shirt sponsor, in a year in which C.D. Leganés is to celebrate its ninetieth anniversary by competing for the third consecutive year in the top fight of Spanish football, having climbed up the football ladder.Victoria Pavón, President of C.D. Leganés, stated: “The Club is always look to grow and we believe that is what we have achieved. Betway is a great company and we are very happy with the deal.”Extending the Betway reach across European footballing, the firm already boasts betting partnership deals with Bundesliga side Werder Bremen and 43-time Belgian champions RSC Anderlecht, in addition to the firm’s principal sponsorship of Premier League side West Ham United since 2015. Betway’s Anthony Werkman, added: “C.D. Leganés play in one of the most popular leagues in the world and we couldn’t be happier to be partnering with them ahead of their 2018/19 campaign.“This is yet another major deal for us as we continue to extend our reach throughout Europe. We wish the club all the best for the new season as we look to build a long and successful partnership.” Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more

Scout Gaming builds on World Cup momentum for EPL tournament

first_img Submit Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season  August 21, 2020 Successful summer leaves Leadstar positive over industry’s recovery August 18, 2020 Related Articles Share Share StumbleUpon B2B fantasy sports provider Scout Gaming is basking in the glow of a successful World Cup, by announcing the launch of a new fantasy tournament for the fast approaching football season.For the upcoming English Premier League campaign the company is to launch a fresh fantasy tournament, featuring a minimum guaranteed prize pool of €100,000, and available via partner organisations of the Scout Gaming Network.Labelled as “ the highest ever prize pool on European fantasy football,” it is stated that first time participants will be able to scoop up to one thousand times their entry fee, “with one lucky winner being able to take home €20,000”.Bjorn Fjellby, Product Operations Officer of Scout Gaming, commented: ”We are offering our partners an opportunity to be the first in the world to offer six digit prize pots on fantasy Premier League. Increased interest in our product as well as upcoming clients launches has made this a possibility.”This announcement builds upon the Scout Gaming €30,000 prize offered on its season game for the recently concluded Russian World cup, “a record at the time”.Due to the success enjoyed during that period, via the increased momentum and client activity generated, prize pools have subsequently been able to be increased.Frederik Iversen, Product Manager of Bethard, added: “Bethard has high hopes for our new fantasy sports product from Scout Gaming. For sport fans, it is a great way of proving your knowledge about the game that excites you. “We are very happy to be included in the record breaking guaranteed tournament going on for the entire 2018/19 Premier League season.”last_img read more