Mannish Water – Jamaican Goat Soup

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first_imgDIRECTIONS Jamaican Mannish Water (goat soup) is served hot as an appetizer in Jamaica, at large gatherings, like wakes, weddings, parties, and domino sessions. The broth is wonderful and full of deep, goat flavors with a blend of spices.  According to Jamaican lore the broth earned its name because some its ingredients serve as an aphrodisiac for men. INGREDIENTS2 lb goat head and feet1/2 lb pumpkin, washed and diced2 carrots, peeled, washed and diced1 Irish potato, peeled, washed and diced3 cloves garlic, crushedFew grains of pimento (allspice)Salt to taste1 cup flour (to make dumplings)1 lb yellow yam3 stalks scallion3 fingers green banana, washed and sliced (leave skin on)2 sprigs fresh green thyme1 green hot pepper2 packs soup mix or Grace Mannish water mix (for flavor)center_img Cut the goat’s head and feet into small pieces. Place in a medium-size pot of boiling water (The water must be enough to cover the goat’s head).  Bring pot to a boil, over medium heat for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and discard the water.Put the goat head and feet to boil over high heat. Add a few grains of pimento (allspice) and 2 cloves garlic. Boil the goat head and feet until partially cooked; add more water if needed.Add the pumpkin, carrot and banana and allow to cook till tender. Meanwhile, make your flour dumplings. Set aside. Add yam, dumplings, scallion, thyme and hot pepper, soup mix; then salt and pepper to taste. Stir and lower the heat.Let simmer until soup becomes thick then remove from heat.Serve hot.last_img read more

Miami-Dade Commission releases 2019 status of women report

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first_imgMIAMI-DADE – The Miami Dade Board of County Commissioners, the Commission Auditor and Florida International University’s Metropolitan Center on March 19 announced the release of the third annual report on the status of women in Miami-Dade County. The report findings shed light on areas in which women and girls are succeeding or struggling, particularly in economic opportunity, education and health.The report, authored by the FIU metropolitan Center’s Dr. Maria Ilcheva, is a result of legislation sponsored by Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava.  In 2015, the Board of County Commissioners adopted the UN Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). The ordinance requires a report to be produced each year, providing a benchmark for measuring gender equity in the county.While it has been 56 years since the federal Equal Pay Act was signed into law, women’s pay still lags behind men’s. The 2019 report shows that the wage disparity in Miami-Dade has not changed much in the last decade, with women making about 86 cents to a dollar a man earns.Some key findings in the report include:Educational Attainment–          More women earn bachelor’s degrees (19.8%) and fewer attain graduate or professional degrees (10%). 17.8% of men have bachelor’s degrees and 11% have graduate or professional degrees.–          In 2017, the largest proportion of bachelor’s degrees attained by women in the 25-39 age group were in science, engineering and related fields; 44.8%, up from 39.1% in 2016.Economic Participation–          Even though women are the majority of the population in Miami-Dade, they only represent 44.2% of the full-time workforce.Economic Equality–          In a decade, the gap between men’s and women’s earnings increased from 13.9% in 2007 to 14.2% in 2017.–          In 2017, the earnings gap for full-time female workers decreased to 14% down from 15% in 2016.–          There are double-digit gaps in the top 10 highest-paid occupations for women.–          When adjusted for inflation, both women’s and men’s earnings have declined over the last 10 years.–          The earnings of White, non-Hispanic full-time workers were 42% higher than those of Black workers, and 37% higher than Hispanic workers.“Despite the fact that more women than ever are graduating from colleges and universities, an unacceptable wage gap persists,” said Commissioner Levine Cava. “It is our hope that by sharing this crucial report with the community, we can all join in crafting common-sense solutions that will further improve the lives of women and girls in Miami-Dade County.”Since adoption of the CEDAW ordinance, the Board has passed several pieces of legislation addressing pay equity for women in county contracts, representation of women on county boards, and updates to the county’s sexual harassment policies. The Miami-Dade Commission for Women took the lead on identifying policy priorities which informed the legislative agenda and is working to prepare policy recommendations based on the 2019 report.“With the help of my colleagues on the Board of County Commissioners, I look forward to reviewing and implementing these recommendations to address inequalities that still exist between men and women,” said County Commission Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson. “As we celebrate Women’s History Month, let’s commit ourselves to truly valuing and supporting women, because when women do well, our society does well.”last_img read more

Jamaican jockey Andrew Ramgeet logs feature win in US meet

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first_imgPHOENIX, Arizona, Apr 2, – Veteran Jamaican jockey Andrew Ramgeet maintain his place in the top-10 jockeys at Arizona’s Turf Paradise winter meeting with a victory in the feature race on Monday.Ramgeet is now one of three riders tied for fifth on 39 wins for the season at one of Arizona’s leading race tracks, where Francisco Arrieta leads the jockeys’ colony with 180 wins.Ramgeet brought back 5-2 favorite Fortified Effort from a 1,300-metre trip on the dirt in the US $19,000 second race in a time of one minute, 15.34 seconds.He raced Fortified Effort close to the pace before angling the four-year-old, dark bay gelding out on the turn, rallying four across and assuming command, drawing clear and held safely under steady urging to finish 1 ¾ lengths clear.last_img read more

Towson Announces Hoops Recruiting Class

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first_imgTowson Men’s Basketball Announces Stellar 2012-13 Recruiting ClassTigers Ink Four Standouts During Early Signing PeriodTOWSON, Md. – Towson University head men’s basketball coach Pat Skerry announced Wednesday that power forward Barrington Alston, combo guard Jerome Hairston, point guard Frank Mason and forward Timajh Parker-Rivera have signed national letters of intent to attend Towson and compete for the Tigers. The incoming quartet signals the start to the early signing period, in which recruiting analysts predict Towson’s class to rank as one of the best in program history.“This is a major day for Towson men’s basketball,” Coach Skerry said. “These guys are going to be cornerstones of the program for quite some time. We’re expecting them to make immediate impacts on the floor. They have all proven to be high character guys with great work ethic both on the court and in the classroom.”BARRINGTON ALSTONForward, 6-8, 220New Hampton School/Wilmington, Del.Alston is a three-star prospect according to both Rivals.com & Scout.com. The Wilmington, Del. native is the third-ranked player in the state of Delaware by ESPN.com and is listed as the 37th best power forward in the class of 2012. Alston is a strong and very athletic left-handed power forward. He excels in transition due in large part because of his ability to finish above the rim over or around defenders. Alston played AAU basketball for one of the top programs in the country, Team Takeover (DC), coached by Keith Stevens.Skerry on Alston: “We’re really excited about Barrington. He’s a long, powerful and very athletic lefthander. He comes to us from the New Hampton School, coached by Pete Hutchins, which plays in arguably the most competitive league in the country. We expect him to have an immediate impact on the defensive end of the floor. He’s a tremendous shot-blocker and rebounder and a high character guy.”JEROME HAIRSTONGuard, 6-3, 185Christ School/Roanoke, Va.Hairston is a Rivals.com Top-150 member, who is rated as the No. 114 overall prospect in the country. Scout.com ranks Hairston as the 18th best point guard in the country and he is listed as a three-star prospect by both Rivals.com and Scout.com. The Roanoke, Va. native was a First Team All-State selection in Virginia in 2010 and he played AAU ball for East Coach Fusion (Va.), coached by Cade Lemcke. Although he’s a natural point guard, Hairston can score the ball, especially in transition where he is extremely dangerous. Hairston was selected to participate in the exclusive NBPA Top-100 camp and the Chris Paul CP3 All-American Point Guard camp in 2011.Skerry on Alston: “Jerome is a versatile guard that can play the one or two spot. He’s an exceptional athlete that can shoot, score and pass. He’s a Rivals Top 120 player and we beat out some high level programs to get him. Jerome has the opportunity to be a major impact guy for us right away.”FRANK MASONGuard, 6-0, 170Petersburg High School/Petersburg, Va.Mason is a three-star prospect by Scout.com who ranks as the 26th best point guard in this class, according to ESPN.com. He led the state of Virginia in scoring last year, averaging 27.4 points per game. Mason scored over 30 points 13 times, including a career-high 46 points in one contest. Additionally, he averaged 5.0 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 3.5 steals per game at Petersburg High School in 2010. The Petersburg, Va. native was named First Team All-Met, All-Conference and All-State in Virginia as a junior. Mason is a true point guard with excellent ball-handling skills. He pushes the ball aggressively in transition and does a great job of getting to the rim. The guard played AAU ball for Team Loaded (VA), coached by Ty White.Skerry on Mason: “As a junior, Frank led the state of Virginia in scoring. He’s a jet with the ball and gets wherever he wants on the court. He’s built like a fire hydrant. I love his competitiveness. He’s a guy that’s a great talent and gets after it on the court. His talent will give us an immediate boost.”TIMAJH PARKER-RIVERAForward, 6-7, 210St. Joseph High School/Bridgeport, Conn.Parker-Rivera is rated as the No. 2 player in the state of Connecticut by ESPN.com and is a three-star prospect according to Scout.com. He is a two-time All-State selection in Connecticut as well as a two-time All-FCIAC performer. The Bridgeport, Conn. native averaged a double-double with 17.2 points and 10.1 rebounds per game in 2010, leading St. Joe’s to a state championship and earning tournament MVP honors along the way. Parker-Rivera was invited to the Reebok All-American camp in 2011 and played for the Connecticut Basketball Club, coached by J.R. Hargreaves.Skerry on Parker-Rivera: “T.J. Parker is a versatile forward who can play inside and out. His perimeter game is improving and he’s physically ready for this level. T.J. has a really good feel for the game and he was sought after by many Atlantic-10 schools. He’s a warrior type of a guy who we are really excited about.”last_img read more

Mourinho Not Intereted In Chelsea Transfers

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first_imgRelatedAlvaro Morata Reveals; Why I Refused To Join Manchester UnitedNovember 5, 2017In “Europe”Chelsea Agree £60m Morata Deal With Real MadridJuly 20, 2017In “England”Maybe Jose has a point, Maybe United need to spend more…December 29, 2017In “England” Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, says he’s “not interested in what Chelsea FC does”, as the Stamford Bridge outfit announced their agreement with Real Madrid for the transfer of Alvaro Morata.Mourinho, who missed out of signing Morata, told reporters in Houston on Wednesday: “I’m not interested in what Chelsea FC does, really.”“We needed a striker, so yes, we needed with Zlatan in his best conditions, we needed one to give cover, give options, him and Marcus was not enough, especially after the injury.”“It was clear…”Jose Mourinho talks about Alvaro Morata’s transfer to Chelsea – https://t.co/0BvtWm4Od1 pic.twitter.com/FF6mU3WmQt— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) July 20, 2017Morata broke into Real Madrid’s first team during Mourinho’s time at the Santiago Bernabéu, and was close to reuniting with his former boss before United signed Romelu Lukaku from Everton.“We got a big player (Lukaku)- a player that I can compare with what he was a few years ago because he worked with me a few months four or five years ago.”“His development was very, very good, so we think we have a player that is now a top player in Europe.”“He has to prove it at the highest level, there is always that point. Now he has to do it for Manchester United, in Champions League matches but I think he has amazing qualities.” Mourinho added.last_img read more

Belgian gambling authority investigating Battlefront II loot boxes

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first_img Submit Related Articles DCMS calls for further review into loot boxes June 8, 2020 StumbleUpon SNP pushes for gambling modifications as part of wider digital rethink November 27, 2019 Share Belgian regulator suggests restrictions on gambling adverts January 6, 2020 Share Star Wars Battlefront II was released this week, and with it came further questions surrounding the game’s use of virtual ‘loot boxes’.The game, created by California-based video gaming giants Electronic Arts (EA), has drew criticism for implementing these add-on boxes that must be purchased with real-life cash, and is now under investigation from the Belgian Gaming Commission. Critics say that the real-life cash aspect constitutes a form of gambling, and the game’s age certificate should reflect this accordingly. It’s currently age rated at 16+.Furthermore, the loot boxes found in Battlefront II are at the more extreme end of the spectrum, encouraging serious expenditure, with one computation estimating it would take at least 4528 hours of gameplay or $2,100 (£1585) to unlock all of its base content.The Belgian Gaming Commission’s policy reads: “Games of chance cannot be compared to any other kind of economic services. “They may cause people to become addicted to gambling and cause them to lose a great deal of money. For this reason, a number of protective measures have been implemented to protect players against these sorts of potential risks.”However EA has strenuously opposed the idea that loot boxes constitute gambling. In a statement it said: “Creating a fair and fun game experience is of critical importance to EA. The crate mechanics of Star Wars Battlefront II are not gambling. “A player’s ability to succeed in the game is not dependent on purchasing crates. Players can also earn crates through playing the game and not spending any money at all. Once obtained, players are always guaranteed to receive content that can be used in game.”It has been reported that the Dutch Gaming Authority has followed suit and is also investigating whether or not games with loot boxes should be considered gambling.last_img read more

Fantasy managers navigate tricky Xmas period

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first_img The hectic Premier League Christmas schedule has swept over the nation once again, causing many a debate for fans and a plethora of selection headaches for managers.That latter problem has also been affecting fantasy managers up and down the country, with the latest round of fixtures featuring a Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United double bill.Despite a number of changes at the summit of SBC’s League of Legends, it is OPAP’s Constantinos Pinillos who has improved on his pre Christmas second place to leapfrog his way to the top. Heung-Min Son, who played the full 90 minutes in Spurs’ game at Swansea City and at home to West Ham, top scored with 12 points, however, captain Harry Kane had an unusually quiet time, despite recording just one full game, on his way to three points (doubled to six). Other notable inclusions are the goalscoring duo of Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling, who recorded nine points to lie second on the overall total points scored table, and Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso, the highest performing defender, with seven.Squeezing into the top ten during this busy period, and just about edging out the chasing pack to sit tenth as FA Cup weekend looms, is Piyush Choudhary. A clear preference was displayed by Choudhary, who’s free hit was played in order to include a trio from each of Manchester City, Spurs and the Hammers. Again Son (12) and Sterling (nine) were the premier performers, with inform Manchester United attacking midfielder Jesse Lingard’s goal scoring heroics earning him eight points.Gameweek 22’s top scorer is bet 365’s Gareth Kennedy, who secured 74 points to fire himself up the table and into 41st. Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez, who has found form following a tricky start to the season, scored and assisted on his way to 14 points and top scored for the round. Son (12), Sterling (9) and Christian Eriksen (eight) also ably chipping in.Fantasy managers now face a weekend off, with the FA Cup taking centre stage. Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 Submit Share Related Articles Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season  August 21, 2020 Swansea City drops gambling sponsor August 21, 2020 Share StumbleUponlast_img read more

‘Ready for Change’… Digital Fuel unveils GDPR compliant marketing platform

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first_img EGBA backs EU regulators demand for highest industry standards March 31, 2020 Toby Oddy – Digital FuelIndustry full-service marketing agency Digital Fuel has moved to expand its customer compliance dynamics, by launching a new tailored acquisition platform for the online gambling sector.The platform which will be unveiled at this week’s ‘ICE Totally Gaming’ & ‘London LAC Affiliate’ conferences has been specially developed to meet the rigorous new demands of the European Community’s  ‘General Data Protection Regulation’ (GDPR).Digital Fuel an industry marketing stakeholder since 2013, states that its wants betting clients to be ahead of the curve on EU-wide marketing policies which will require greater transparency on user data collection, promotional consent and accountability of a customer’s journey.Leading the initiative, Digital Fuel Founder & CEO Toby Oddy details to SBC that his agency sees their new acquisition platform as a ‘realignment of traditional lead-generation marketing techniques’.The tailored platform will allow for clients to develop compliant next-generation targeted marketing inventory at competitive CPAs (cost per acquisition).“Our new fully integrated acquisition platform enables us to deliver our partners the highest calibre of new customers thanks to an ultra-niche level of custom targeting, allowing for both quality and quantity of new leads.”  Oddy details.Presenting the launch of its GDPR compliant platform, Digital Fuel has released the following stakeholder presentation;  https://digitalfuel.marketing/consumer-friendly-acquisition-uk.php Submit EU research agency demands urgent action on loot box consumer safeguards July 29, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Share Germany moves forward by presenting unloved framework to EU courts May 20, 2020last_img read more

CMA continues bonus promotions clean up

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first_img UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Share GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Submit BGO Entertainment has agreed to change the way in which it offers bonus promotions, following a Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA) investigation.Relating to consumers who play “casino-like games online”, the adjustments give users the ability to access and release their own money.The study, carried out in conjunction with the Gambling Commission, aims to ensure that the £4.7bn online gambling sector “is not breaking consumer protection law in its promotions”.It has been detailed that the firm has given formal commitments that the terms and conditions of its bonus promotions is to be cleared up, while significant restrictions to players will be prominently flagged up. BGO has also set out a three point plan, stating that it will not have terms which:Require people to play multiple times before allowing them to withdraw their own moneyPrevent them from withdrawing their full balance by minimum withdrawal limitsCould oblige players to take part in publicity.In addition, a separate agreement has been reached, with terms which could be used to unfairly change promotions after players have opted in also to not be used.Before entering into these fresh commitments, BGO has previously made changes to address certain CMA concerns, such as removing restrictions on winnings from cash deposits.George Lusty, CMA Senior Director for Consumer Protection, said: “Gambling firms should not have terms that could be used to catch players out by unfairly changing their promotions after a customer has opted in.“We are therefore pleased that BGO has pledged to make these important changes. Following the CMA’s action, the gambling industry is rightly taking steps to overhaul online terms and conditions that could be misleading or unfair.”This follows the industry being told to raise its game last month, with the CMA and Gambling Commission warning that gambling firms must “stop unfair online promotions that trap players’ money.Three operators, Ladbrokes, William Hill and PT Entertainment, duly committed to make recommended changes. Share SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020last_img read more

BHA approves of plans for Chelmsford turf track

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first_imgShare StumbleUpon Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity  July 28, 2020 Related Articles Share UK Racing pushes for drastic levy reforms as deep recession looms August 25, 2020 Racing DiRSG launches LGBT+ awareness module for PRIDE  June 25, 2020 Submit Subject to certain conditions, The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) Board has confirmed it has approved Chelmsford City Racecourse’s application to install a turf course for flat racing. The deal comes after the original plans had been shelved, when the BHA’s March meeting concluded in an application from Chelmsford City Racecourse not being approved. However, the Board of the BHA later requested more information about the proposals, so they could reconsider the application at a future Board meeting.Following further discussions between the BHA’s racecourse inspectorate team, PJA safety officers and racecourse representatives, and the provision of further information by the racecourse, the BHA Board has now approved the plans. The BHA detailed the conditions of which the turf track can be built, outlining that: “Due to the track design and restricted number of race starts, other than in exceptional circumstances, and at the discretion of the BHA, no more than three turf races will be programmed on any BHA fixture allocated to the racecourse, with all other races on the card to take place on the All Weather track.“Chelmsford City is strongly encouraged to adopt the same limit on the number of turf races at racecourse fixtures. The limit of three races could be reduced further in the event that, ultimately, the safety factor at any of their planned race starts is less than 10.“At this stage, no turf races will be approved to take place in 2019 and all Chelmsford City Racecourse fixtures will be allocated to take place on the All Weather. This will be revisited once further progress has been made on the construction of the turf track, with a decision on the timing of the first turf races not required until the details of the races at each fixture are published in the programme book.”last_img read more