Archives : Aug-2020

first_imgA new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (CDC) has revealed that women in their 30’s are now having more babies than women in their 20’s in the U.S.Analyzing preliminary data from 2016, the CDC discovered that the birth rate for women ages 30 to 34 jumped to about 102.6 births per 1,000 women from 101.5 per 1,000 in 2015. Meanwhile, the birth rate for women ages 25-29 (the demographic with the highest birth rate for more than three decades) fell from 104.3 per 1,000 in 2015 to 101.9 per 1,000 in 2016.The birth rate among women 35 to 39 also increased slightly from 51.8 to 52.6 per 1,000, and the rate for 40 to 44 year old women rose from 11.0 to 11.4. For women 20 to 24, it fell from 76.8 to 73.7. The teen pregnancy rate also declined.The provisional CDC data also found that the mean age at which women in the U.S. have their first child is 28. In 2014, that age was 26, and in 2000, it was 24.In 1970, the mean age of a first-time mom was 21.There are many reasons women choose to delay having children. As more women pursue higher education and enter the workforce, they generally choose to marry and become mothers later in life.last_img read more

first_imgA Belizean delegation, comprising senior members of the Belize Tourism Board (BTB), five professional chefs and a bartender, were scheduled to depart the country on Thursday to participate in the region’s premier culinary competition in Miami, Florida. On Wednesday, the BTB said that “Taste of the Caribbean,” will be held from June 22-26 at Miami’s Hyatt Regency Hotel.The Belizean team includes Chef Robertus “Rob” Pronk, as the team manager; two senior chefs, Eva Longsworth and Sean Kuylen; pastry chef, Maria Urbina; bartender, Mark Jacobs; and junior chef and winner of BTB’s 2016 Culinary Scholarship, Einar Marin.  The BTB said all except Marin are former winners/judges of BTB’s “Taste of Belize” in 2016, “a flavorsome event that features the best of Belizean cuisine creations through different categories of competitions.” “’Taste of the Caribbean’ is the region’s premier culinary competition, food and beverage educational exchange and Caribbean cultural showcase.”Since 1993, the Caribbean’s best chefs and culinary teams “unite at ‘Taste of the Caribbean’ to compete, demonstrate their skills, learn from each other and offer the general public a scintillating exhibition of the most delectable culinary treats.” The BTB said one of the main objectives for the ‘Taste of the Caribbean’ is to “provide a platform for the development of food and beverage professionals.”last_img read more

first_imgJamaica’s Minister of Sport, Olivia Grange, says she’s confident that the future of Jamaica’s track and field is in good hands following “the exceptional performances of the national team at the IAAF World Under 20 Championships” which ended on Sunday in Tampere, Finland.Jamaica finished second on the medals table with four gold, five silver and three bronze for a total of 12 medals.  Kenya finished at the top of the medals table with six gold, four silver and one bronze for a total of 11 medals.Particularly please with Brianna Williams performance Grange said she was particularly pleased with the performance of 16-year-old Briana Williams who secured the sprint double on Saturday after winning the 200M in a championship record of 22.50.  Williams had earlier won the 100M in a time of 11.16.“Briana is just 16 years old and she has been able to dominate athletes who are older than she is and deliver so well for Jamaica.  She is already an extraordinary athlete and we look forward to watching and supporting her for many years to come.  I had the opportunity to speak with Briana’s mother to offer sincerest congratulations on behalf of the nation and I look forward to welcoming home Briana and all the members of this very good youth team,” said Minister Grange.Williams has emulated Jamaica’s track superstar Veronica Campbell Brown in becoming one of the youngest athletes to take the sprint double at the prestigious championships.Continues to world’s sprint capital“There is no doubt that Jamaica continues to be sprint capital of the world. The performances of our young team solidify that position. I am happy to see that we are reaping rich dividends from the investment of resources, energy and time that has been put into our track and field program by all our stakeholders,” said Grange.She  also congratulated Kai Chang winner of the Discus Throw; Damion Thomas who won the 110M Hurdles; Orlando Bennett silver medalist in 100M Hurdles; Britany Anderson silver medalist in 100M Hurdles; Shiann Salmon silver medalist in the 400M Hurdles; the men’s 4x100M team who got silver in their event; the women’s 4X400M team who got the bronze; Wayne Pinnock bronze medalist in the Long Jump; and Chantz Sawyers bronze medalist in the 400 meeters.The Minister offered special encouragement to rising star Christopher Taylor who finished second in the 400 meters:“Christopher is a young athlete, a very special athlete who has been having a wonderful season over 100 and 200 meters, especially.  I am very proud of his performance in the 400 meters and this experience will help to propel him as he continues to shine for Jamaica.“I take this opportunity to commend all members of the Jamaica team that represented our country so well in Finland. We are proud of you and anticipate even greater performances in the future.”last_img read more

first_imgKANDY, Sri Lanka, CMC – Speedster Oshane Thomas conjured up a stunning maiden five-wicket haul while opener Lendl Simmons hit a measured unbeaten half-century, as West Indies celebrated captain Kieron Pollard’s 500th Twenty20 with a clinical 25-run victory over Sri Lanka yesterday.Managing to shake off any lingering lethargy from the 3-0 whitewash in the preceding one-day series, the Caribbean rallied to 196 for four off their 20 overs after opting to bat first at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, with Simmons top-scoring with 67 not out off 51 balls. All-rounder Andre Russell, in his first T20 International in nearly two years, clobbered a feisty 14-ball 35 and Pollard matched him with an equally brutal 15-ball 34 while opener Brandon King chipped in with 33 off 25 deliveries.West Indies were 90 for one at the half-way mark but the assault from Russell and Pollard saw the visitors gather 106 from the last 10 overs.In reply, Sri Lanka were rocked by Thomas’s opening burst, the right-armer taking the first five wickets to fall to reduce the hosts to 56 for five at the end of the sixth over.Opener Kusal Perera engineered a recovery with a high class 66 from 38 balls while Wanindu Hasaranga belted 44 from 34 balls but Man-of-the-Match Thomas (5-28) had already done the damage and Sri Lanka were dismissed for 171 at the start of the final over.Desperate to shake off the disappointment of the ODI series, the reigning world champions were handed an excellent start by Simmons and King as they pair posted 74 off 50 balls for the first wicket.Simmons counted seven fours and two sixes while King struck five fours and a six before holing to long-on in the ninth over off left-arm spinner Lakshan Sandakan. The incoming batsmen then all batted around Simmons, Nicholas Pooran (14) helping to add 32 for the second wicket and Russell smashing two fours and fours sixes in adding a further 39 for the third wicket. When Russell was beautifully yorked by veteran speedster and captain Lasith Malinga in the 16th over, Pollard arrived to sustain the intensity, striking three fours and a couple of sixes in a 45-run, fourth-wicket stand with Simmons.Thomas then wasted little time putting the Windies in command as he turned the game on its head in the second over when he knocked over Avishka Fernando (7), Shehan Jayasuriya (0) and Kusal Mendis (0) in the space of four balls.Fernando was taken on the second attempt by wicketkeeper Pooran off a short, quick delivery, Jayasuriya holed out to third man off the next ball and with the final delivery of the over, Mendis gloved another short one behind.Tottering on 17 from three, there was some respite courtesy of a 24-run stand between Kusal and Angelo Mathews (10), allowing Sri Lanka to steady themselves.However, Thomas shook up Mathews with a blow to the head and then removed him three balls later in the fourth over to a brilliant running catch in the deep by Russell. And when the 23-year-old, who escaped serious injury in a vehicular accident just two weeks ago, bowled Shaaka leg-stump in his next over, Sri Lanka’s innings was in strife.Kusal capitalised on Thomas’s exit from the attack, counting half-dozen fours and three sixes in an 87-run, sixth-wicket stand with Hasaranga who struck four fours in his knock.The pair were hauling Sri Lanka back into the contest when Hasaranga perished in the 16th over, lbw to medium-pacer Rovman Powell (2-31), and the challenge quickly fizzled out as the last five wickets went down for 28 runs in the space of 22 deliveries.last_img read more

first_imgOur very own Alex Iwobi’s goal vs BenficaWatch and Enjoy pic.twitter.com/BkLkETmF0Y— Based On Logistics (@Iam_Abdulaxis) July 29, 2017Benfica(Cervi, Salvio) 2-5 (Walcott X2, Lopez OG, Giroud, Iwobi)Arsenal Sead – coquelin – Walcott = goal!! pic.twitter.com/Pf63kZOlqM— Kicks&tackles (@KNT_football) July 29, 2017Benfica(Cervi) 1-1 (Walcott)Arsenal Arsenal ran an entertaining show in their Emirates Cup opener against Benfica, thumping the Portuguese side 5-2.Despite going behind to Franco Cervi’s deflected opener in the 11th minute, Arsenal took control through Theo Walcott’s eight-minute brace, before Eduardo Salvio restored parity for Benfica on the 40-minute mark to end the first half 2-2. Benfica(Cervi) 1-0 Arsenal “@ArsenalTSN: Arsenal’s fourth goal, scored wonderfully by Giroud, assisted by Nelson. [@ArsenalGoals] pic.twitter.com/lyN6u7y5Xw“— Valoli Group (@ValoliGroup) July 29, 2017Benfica(Cervi, Salvio) 2-4 (Walcott X2, Lopez OG, Giroud)Arsenal Goal!! Eduardo Salvio ties it up for Benfica at minute 39 {2-2} ⚽️⚽️? @Arsenal 2-2 @SLBenfica great game!! #AFCvBEN #EmiratesCup pic.twitter.com/qJdMibVq5E— Med Goha (@Med_Goha) July 29, 2017Benfica(Cervi, Salvio) 2-2 (Walcott x2)ArsenalThe Gunners turned the screw in the second half to earn a 5-2 victory, Lisandro Lopez’s 53rd-minute own goal was followed by a superb finish by Giroud and a smashing strike from Alex Iwobi.Lisandro Lopez with an embarrassing own goal to help Arsenal gain the lead. Arsenal 3-2 Benfica pic.twitter.com/yD0RZwGMFy— Big Nothing (@BigNothingPod) July 29, 2017Benfica(Cervi, Salvio) 2-3 (Walcott X2, Lopez OG)Arsenal Video Credit: Twitter.comRelatedSevilla Striker Mocks Arsenal’s Champions League AbsenceJuly 31, 2017In “England”Lazio Roma vs AS RomaJune 30, 2017Similar postCarabao Cup: Big Guns Pass Third Round TestSeptember 20, 2017In “England” Typical WengerBall.Walcott’s 2nd goal pic.twitter.com/V9M1Tljkfz— Arsenal FC (@FFArsenal) July 29, 2017Benfica(Cervi) 1-2 (Walcott x2)Arsenallast_img read more

first_imgAC Milan legend, Marcel Desailly has declared that his former club’s summer signings are not “enough” to return the Rossoneri back to glory days.Milan have been very active in the transfer market this summer since the Chinese Consortium takeover, signing eight players that include, Leonardo Bonucci, Lucas Biglia, and Hakan Çalhanoğlu.Speaking to reporters, Marcel Desailly warned that: “They’ve been buying quite lot of players, but it will not be enough for the next two seasons,”“To create a foundation for the club you need leaders…You need a lot of elements to be able to get the Milan – the big Milan – of the 90s.”However, the Frenchman expressed his pleasure at seeing Milan take decisive steps back to the top of European football, the two time Seria A champion continued: “I’m happy again,”“You should not be scared about money. We were scared because my former president Berlusconi gave up the club,”“So we were hoping for the club to be active and now we’ve seen them.”AC Milan will kick off their 2017/2018 campaign on August 21, with a visit to Crotone in the Seria A, and are also in contention for Europa League football via the playoffs. RelatedAubameyang Confirms He Wants AC Milan MoveAugust 13, 2017In “Europe”Former Inter Supremo Lauds Spalletti Appointment; Surprised With Rivals Milan’s Transfer SplurgeJuly 16, 2017In “Europe”Dortmund CEO Watzke Slams Milan Over Aubameyang PursuitJuly 20, 2017In “Europe”last_img read more

first_imgNigeria International Kenneth Omeruo has joined Turkish side Kasimpasa on a season long loan deal from English Premier League champions, Chelsea.Omeruo has been a Chelsea player since 2012 even though he’s yet to make any appearance for the first team but makes his return to the Turkish side after spending the 2015/16 season at the Istanbul based side making 25 appearances that season. He spent last season on loan at another Turkish side Alanyaspor where he scored once in 26 games.Omeruo has been a regular in the Nigerian side since 2013 and was part of the side which went on to conquer Africa at the Nations Cup in South Africa the same year. His current Chelsea deal runs out in the summer of 2020.RelatedOmeruo Seals Loan Move To LeganesAugust 15, 2018In “England”Omeruo Confident Of Eagles’ Qualification For 2019 AFCON In CameroonJuly 8, 2018In “Africa”Omeruo Welcomes Permanent Move To Leganes (AUDIO)January 27, 2019In “NPFl”last_img read more

first_img It was a difficult day for our experts in the Tipster Challenge at Hereford, as only Stephen Harris of bettingexpert collected more than 2.00 points.He pulled off the longest odds success of the day on Keeper Hill (9/4), to add to his victory in the 1:55 on the favourite, Charmix (5/4). All three correctly predicted a win for the impressive Strong Pursuit (4/9), which turned out to be the sole success for seventh placed Timeform.Harris improved his weekly average to 2.58 points to consolidate in 10th place, whilst Stephen Power, known on Twitter as the @racingblogger, collected a 1.69-point total to land in 12th place.Race Winners at Hereford:Late Shipment – 5/1Verdana Blue – 7/2Charmix – 5/4Lake Chapala – 6/1Keeper Hill – 9/4Strong Pursuit – 4/9Matchaway – 6/1Tipster Challenge 2016/17 Leaderboard Submit Better Collective secures esports vision by acquiring HLTV.org for €35m February 28, 2020 1Alan Alger – Betway311.41 2Phillip Anderson – Before The Off36.17 3Ciaran O’Brien – William Hill35.29 4John Hill – Coral24.25 5Michael Shinners – Sky Bet24.00 6Stuart Tilly – Argyll Entertainment14.00 7Timeform23.60 8Trevor Keane – Sportego23.50 9Matthew Hulmes – Betfred23.25 10bettingexpert1.312.58 11Charlie McCann – BetVictor11.75 12Stephen Power – @racingblogger21.69 13John Cruces – Dafabet11.25 14Michael Whittle – Team FA10.91 15Ed Nicholson – Unibet10.73 Share Related Articles StumbleUponcenter_img Share Better Collective moves fast to mitigate COVID-19 as esports journey begins May 15, 2020 RankTipsterRace WinsPoints ‘Better for Bettors’: Better Collective’s formalised approach to sustainable development June 15, 2020 bettingexpert, Timeform and a rotation of guests will be providing expert tips for a specific Wednesday race meet.We will keep record of points won each week and the number of race wins for each.The guests will compete individually, with their points going up against the average totals for bettingexpert and Timeform.The new tips will be published on Wednesday ahead of the race meet, and the results will be available on Thursday.For the competition, we will assume that all selections are backed with 1 point.Lost tips will count as 0 and won bets will be added to the leaderboard at SP value.For example, if bettingexpert backs a winning horse at 8/1, they will get 8 points.last_img read more

first_img EU research agency demands urgent action on loot box consumer safeguards July 29, 2020 Submit Alberto Alfieri: Leading the way for Gamingtec’s B2C growth August 25, 2020 Share StumbleUpon ESSA has announced figures detailing a total of 266 cases of suspicious betting being reported to relevant authorities in 2017, following a Q4 tally 114 alerts.The international betting integrity body has published its annual integrity report for 2017, in which it lauds the year as its “most challenging and yet productive to date.”Tennis and football continue to constitute the large part of the suspicious alerts during the course of the year, with 160 and 45 respectively, representing a total of 77%.However, alerts covering all other sports saw a marked increase, spiking from 8% in 2016 and to 23% last year.On a geographic basis, Europe continues to lead the location of where sporting events have generated alerts, with a total of 144, equating to 54%, generated. Asia, 50 alerts, continues to fill the second spot, with 19% in total.   Khalid Ali, ESSA Secretary General, stated: “ The effectiveness of the association’s alert system, bolstered by an expanding membership, continues to be publicly recognised by key stakeholders. New information sharing agreements have also been put in place so that we can react more readily to changing trends and challenges to both our members’ businesses and our partners around the world.“To complement this, the association is to engage in a total of four anti-match-fixing projects during 2018, part of our ongoing policy to participate in and promote integrity efforts on behalf of our members. “There is a growing focus on betting integrity in existing and potential new markets and ESSA has sought to reflect this in its responses to policy consultations and in its wider engagement.“The coming year is set to be another important period for the betting sector and integrity will again be high on the agenda. ESSA will continue to promote the adoption of proportionate and effective integrity policies and market regulations. “We invite all operators committed to defending betting markets, sports and consumers from corruption to consider joining us in promoting those actions.” Share IBIA: Australia has made no progress on safeguarding sports integrity   July 28, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more

first_imgShare GiG launches WSN Podcast hosted by Bill Krackomberger  June 18, 2020 Share Related Articles GiG ups code security oversight with Checkmarx July 10, 2020 GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has been awarded the coveted ISO 27001:2013 certification, recognising recent improvements to its Information Security Management System (ISMS). The award covers development, infrastructure, network configuration and associated product operations for gaming services hosted on the GiG Core platform.This accreditation means that GiG is offering its clients and players the highest specification of information security available. The certification of the firm’s ISMS gives a solid foundation to clients looking for a robust and agile security framework to protect their clients’ and players’ data.  To be awarded this certification, GiG had to be validated by an independent audit firm, which is accredited by United Kingdom Accreditation Services (UKAS), the only national accreditation body recognised by the British government.Throughout the process, the company demonstrated its ongoing and systematic approach to managing and protecting company and customer data. ISO 27001 is one of the few standards which uses a top-down, risk-based approach to assessment and identifies the exact requirements and specifications for the most comprehensive ISMS.International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the world’s largest and most trusted developer of international standards, determine world class specifications across almost every industry from technology to healthcare, and on products, services and systems to ensure the highest quality of efficiency and safety.CEO Robin Reed said: “Receiving the ISO 27001 certification is testament to our commitment towards security, and further enforces GiG is a trusted partner for suppliers and operators partnering with GiG. Well done to all the people at GiG that work tirelessly to ensure that we can receive and maintain this level of certification.”CCO Ben Clemes added: “It demonstrates our commitment to the continuous improvement of processes governing our GiG Core platform and safeguarding our clients and players data.“From a commercial standpoint, it makes us stand out from the crowd even more than we did before, offering our B2B and B2C customers the best Information Security Management System which can be achieved.”last_img read more