Month: August 2020

Month: August 2020

first_imgMia Mottley The main opposition Barbados Labor Party (BLP) on Wednesday announced plans for a “National March of Disgust” on March 11 as the first step into to forcing the Freundel Stuart government to call fresh general elections.Opposition Leader Mia Mottley told a news conference that Barbadians must now be given an opportunity to have a say in the economic decline of the country and the ongoing battle by the government to dismiss Central Bank Governor Dr. Delisle Worrell.The High Court is expected to rule on the matter on Thursday.Stewart…BPL wants him to call fresh elections“We will be marching on the afternoon of Saturday, the 11th March 2017, and we call upon all civic minded Barbadians to join with us in sending a message to Freundel Stuart and his cabinet that their style of governance is not cute, but above all else that Barbados cannot bear the weight of the indifference and the incompetence of Freundel Stuart and his cabinet for another 12 months,” Mottley told reporters.“Ironically, yesterday was the fourth anniversary of Barbadians going to the polls at the last elections and several commentators have said over the last two weeks and we have sat back and listened to them, including some of their own, this crisis situation is bigger than each of us”.Mottley said that the BLP is determined “that no one, not even the titular leader of this country must be allowed to stand in the way of the urgent need to stop the hemorrhaging, to stabilize the country and to put us back on the proper path to recovery.last_img read more


Month: August 2020

first_imgPORT AU PRINCE, Haiti,  CMC – At least five people were killed and several others injured following weekend clashes among rival groups sparked by the shooting death of an opponent of Frandy Louis, a deputy leader of a political party here on Saturday.Police said that violence erupted after supporters of the man, identified only as “Bouligan” and Louis in Limbé, in the northern section of the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country.They said several buildings were set on fire including the residence of Jacot Leroi, who has been accused of committing the murder and a close associate of Louis.The authorities said the home of Louis’ mother and that of a brother of a Member of Parliament as well as gas station belonging to Louis were also destroyed.Several vehicles were also burnt.Police said that during the clashes at least five people, including two brothers of the man suspected of killing “Bouligan’ were shot and killed and several others injured.The police have made no arrests and eyewitnesses said that the area is tense as the heavily armed gangs roam the area.Meanwhile, police are searching for those who shot and killed a police officer on Saturday night while he was returning from a night club in Carrefour, Saint-Hilaire Charleson, situated northeast of the town of Torbeck.last_img read more


Month: August 2020

first_imgJamaican popular entertainer Buju Banton won the Grammy for Best Reggae Album in February 2011 for his album “Beyond the Dawn,” but it wasn’t until a week ago that he actually received the coveted trophy in his hands.The entertainer was absent from the February 23, 2011 Grammy Award presentation in Los Angeles, because that day was the eve of his trial for drug trafficking in a Tampa, Florida court. That trial concluded with his conviction, and subsequent ten-year prison sentence.In December 2018, Buju returned to Jamaica after serving his sentence in the US, and last week he finally received his Grammy which had been in the safe keep of his business partner and confidante Traci McGregor who delivered the trophy to him after arriving in the island last Sunday, January 27 at his studio in Kingston.In a post on social media after delivering the trophy, McGregor said, “I have held it in safekeeping all this time… opening the box on my darkest days… a simple reminder of all we accomplished… Finally, it is in the hands of its rightful owner.” The post was accompanied by a photo of Buju with the trophy in his lap.The Grammy winning album is a 10-track album that was produced by Buju’s Gargamel Music label and released in September 2010. It was his fifth Grammy nomination. His previous nominations were for Inna Heights (1999), Friends for Life (2004), Too Bad (2007) and 2010’s Rasta Got Soul.In 2011 Buju was nominated for the Best Reggae Album with  Gregory Isaacs and King Isaac — Isaacs Meets Isaac; Lee “Scratch” Perry — Revelation; Bob Sinclar and Sly and Robbie — Made in Jamaica; Sly and Robbie ‘N’ the Family Taxi — One Pop Reggae; and Andrew Tosh — Legacy: An Acoustic Tribute to Peter Tosh.Since returning to Jamaica on December 7, Buju has finalized plans for his first series of shows, titled “The Long Walk to Freedom which begins on March 16 at the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica, with other performances planned for Trinidad and Tobago, the Bahamas, Barbados and St. Kitts and Nevis.Chronixx, Etana, Coco Tea, Romain Virgo, Delly Ranx, Ghost, Agent Sasco, LUST and the entertainer’s son Jahzeil are included among artistes slated to perform on March 16 show with Buju.last_img read more


Month: August 2020

first_imgMIAMI, Florida – Hot rhythms by hot producers account for most hit dancehall summer songs. That’s something South Florida-based artist Malica was aware of when she recorded “Oh Me Oh My” for producers Walshy Fire and Medz Music in August.Released in late September, the song is one of the singles on the Green Rose beat. Cocoa Tea, Jesse Royal and Bunji Garlin also cut songs on the rhythm.Malica has worked mainly as a writer with Walshy Fire over the years, so when he called her and spoke of his plans to use Oh Me Oh My on the Green Rose, she was overwhelmed.“I was blown away and as always grateful for all that Walshy has done for music as a whole and myself as a writer and an artist. He has a formula and it works,” she said.The Brooklyn-born Malica grew up in Kingston, Jamaica but has lived in South Florida most of her life. With her younger brother Atiba, she has written songs for projects by Walshy Fire, a member of EDM maestros Major Lazer.Walshy Fire, who is also based in South Florida, co-produced Koffee’s hit, Toast, one of the biggest songs for 2018.Some of the songs Malica has written include Sweet & Loco by Nailah Blackman, Babylon Paper by The No-Maddz featuring Atiba and Mojo Morgan’s Till the End.Malica said her songwriting method is simple.“My favorite place to write is in the car after my research. I like to do research when I write for others. For instance, I will research specific sayings or phrases that match the demographic of where the artist lives or grew up,” Malica explained. “If the artist I’m writing for has different businesses I will find that out and try to fit it in the song. I like to know how the artist I am writing for is feeling. This way I can step into their shoes while I’m writing their song just like an actor would when playing a role.”Malica has done songs for high-profile producers like Tony Kelly (Best He Ever Had) and Sly and Robbie (Tearwell).last_img read more


Month: August 2020

first_imgSuper Eagles Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr says he is looking forward to having a selection problem after overseeing his team’s first training session in Uyo on Tuesday ahead of their 2018 World Cup qualifier against African Champions, Cameroon.Nigeria, who lead Group B of the final qualifying round for Russia 2018 with 6 points from two matches, face second-placed Cameroon at the Godswill Akpabio International stadium on Friday 1 September before traveling to Yaounde three days; later for the reverse fixture.With the full complement of invited players for the fixtures in training, the Franco-German tactician expressed satisfaction with the fitness of his players.“It was a good training session. We had everybody in good fitness, no injuries,” Rohr told Journalists after the session.“So I hope that it will be difficult for me to choose eleven starting players because everybody wants to play.“We will continue (training) tomorrow (Wednesday). It will be a closed training tomorrow (Wednesday). I ask you (Reporters) to understand because we must prepare our team at least once alone; without the Journalists.“I think by tomorrow (Wednesday) night, I will have in my mind already the team that will start this important game against Cameroon.”The former Burkina Faso and Gabon coach equally expressed confidence that the Eagles will be able to defeat the Indomitable Lions on Friday given the quality of players in the team.“Cameroon are Champions of Africa and also took part in the Confederation Cup but it was not so easy for them.“They haven’t won a game in four matches now but we know that quality-wise, they are a very, very good team.“But we also have a good team. Now we have a little more experience. In the last game (against South Africa), it was a very young team. Now we have our captain (John Mikel Obi), we have our best striker; we have our defenders coming back also.“So we believe that we also have a good team and we can beat them (Cameroon),” he said.Audio Playerhttps://www.busybuddiesng.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/ROHR-AUGUST-29.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Audio Playerhttps://www.busybuddiesng.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/ROHR-2-AUGUST-29.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.RelatedAUDIO: I Will Choose the Best Goalkeeper For Zambia Clash – RohrOctober 4, 2017In “Nigeria”AUDIO: Why NPFL Stars May Not Make Super Eagles Squad – RohrAugust 1, 2017In “National Team”Rohr Reveals Eagles Clean Bill Of Health Ahead Of Russia 2018 World CupJune 12, 2018In “National Team”last_img read more


Month: August 2020

first_imgFormula One heads to Singapore for its marquee night race and the heat is definitely on Sébastien Vettel after an embarrassing display in Monza last time out that saw Ferrari finish 36 seconds behind Lewis Hamilton.Ferrari have had the clear advantage in the very high downforce circuits for majority of the most recent seasons.Vettel, especially, winning more of these races than any other driver since his time at Red Bull. He already led Ferrari’s one-two at both Hungary and Monaco this season.After seeing Kimi Raikkonen slipping out of podium positions behind Daniel Ricciardo in Monza, Ferrari would be desperate for a one-two at the Marina Bay to cut the 62 points gap between them and constructor’s championship leader, Mercedes.Mercedes arrive in Singapore for the circuit they fear most. Non-executive Chairman, Nicki Lauda, has now famously said; “We are going to lose”.Two years ago, Mercedes started on the third row and finished the race 25 seconds behind Sébastien Vettel although, last year Nico Rosberg won with less than half a second on Vettel while Lewis Hamilton struggled to hit top gear.An improved performance is imperative for the Silver Arrows on Sunday and they can take positives from their performances in Hungary where they were much better than their woeful display in Monaco.Red Bull had a fantastic race in Monza considering the grid penalties meted out to them. The Marina Bay is actually regarded as a ‘Red Bull track’, they have finished second in the last 3 years and won there in the previous 3, although the driver who won those three, Sébastien Vettel, now drives for Ferrari. Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen would need to start closer to the front and if they produce driving like in Monza, they definitely stand a good chance.“It’s one of our best chances of a win in the second half of the season,” Ricciardo said. Given the Australian’s love of street circuits and recent Sunday form, it would be no surprise to see Ricciardo claim his second victory of the season.The windy streets of Marina Bay could be the last opportunity for Jolyon Palmer to put himself in the shop window for a drive in 2018 as Carlos Sainz is reportedly set to replace him in 2018. Palmer has not recorded a single point In Formula one this year.Renault will be hoping for a better showing than in the Italian GP but there’s an unwanted Formula one record in the offing for German driver, Niko Hulkenberg. Should he not finish in the top three on Sunday, he would have started 129 Grand Prix races without finishing on the podium. Hulkenberg has had opportunities to finish on the podium but has taken none, as witnessed in Azerbaijan this year when a podium finish was there for the taking with all the commotion that happened.He was leading in Brazil in 2012 until he inexplicably collided with Lewis Hamilton and subsequently finished fifth. It is worthy of note that in his time with Force India, Sergio Perez has managed Four podium finishes with the same car.The Marina Bay circuit is not much of a continuous long stretch so the abilities of the drivers are going to be more crucial than the top speed of the more expensively assembled cars. Anything can happen here and with Williams (5th) and Renault (8th) only separated by 21 points on a very tight constructor’s championship table, a somewhat level playing field might just help one of the mid-table teams to get a podium finish.The Formula One is back in Singapore for the Singapore GP from September 15-17.RelatedAnalysing How Ferrari Are Behind Impressive Mercedes in 2017October 20, 2017In “Formula One”Malaysia GP: Make Or Mar For Ferrari in F1 BattleSeptember 29, 2017In “Formula One”Italian GP: Hamilton And Mercedes Have To Make It CountSeptember 3, 2017In “Features”last_img read more


Month: August 2020

first_imgRelated The on-going crisis currently rocking the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) took a dramatic turn with the recent communique issued by the Secretary General of the Engr. Ahmadu Musa Kida led-NBBF, Mr Chimezie Asiegbu.For the purpose of clarity, the world governing body, International Basketball Federation (FIBA) in the build-up to the FIBA AfroBasket championship-male and female, had sent a communique to the two warring factions of the NBBF-Kida and Tijani Umar led boards, informing them of opening a channel of communication with the Kida-led faction until 30 November 2017.The channel of communication does NOT mean recognizing either faction, but rather having to work with Engr. Kida for the duration of the ultimatum, after which failure to have resolved issues internally might lead to the world governing body issuing a directive for a fresh election and hopefully NOT incurring a global ban.The latest uproar rocking the basketball family has to do with the nullification of the matches, results and awards of the Kwese Premier Basketball League Final 6 Conference-both Savannah and Atlantic and Final 8 National Playoffs organised by the Umar led NBBF board, which was legally in office when the season tipped off in April 2017.Furthermore, the board instituted a disciplinary inquest against the teams who participated at the Final 6 and Final 8 National Playoffs save for the exception of Mark Mentors, Civil Defence and Rivers Hoopers. Rivers Hoopers attended the Final 6 but had to withdraw at the last minute from the Final 8 Playoffs after their sponsors (Rivers State Government) denied them the right to participate at the championship.Some major issues arising from this latest development and directive are as follows:Are the pair of Kano Pillars and Gombe Bulls who earned the ticket to represent Nigeria at the 2018 FIBA Africa Club championship by virtue of winning and finishing runner-up at the Final 8 National Playoffs going to be stripped of that right?Will the aforementioned teams who didn’t participate at the Final 8 National Playoffs, now automatically be awarded the continental ticket? Since Rivers Hoopers participated at the Final 6, we could assume they violated the directive of the NBBF; hence Mark Mentors and Civil Defence will represent Nigeria at the FIBA Africa Zone 3 Club Championship Qualifiers which holds in Lagos between 19-29 October 2017.In the light of the lifting of bans of referees and Lagos Islanders, Dodan Warriors and Union Bank for participating in the African Basketball League (ABL) by the Umar led board in 2016, are we going to see same fate befall teams who ‘flouted’ the Kida board directive from participating at the 2017 Playoffs?What will be the fate of the 5-year, $12.5m Kwese Premier Basketball League? Are the sponsors going to get discouraged by the messy local politics, constant in-house fighting which threatens to drag their brand name in the mud and pull the plug off the deal?     We could go on-and-on with our list of questions, but unfortunately we wouldn’t get any satisfactory answers. What the basketball fans, stakeholders should understand, by the implication of this communique, regardless of the Gold and Silver winning feat of D’Tigress and D’Tigers at the AfroBasket Women and Men championships respectively, the constant and unending politicking will adversely affect the growth of the game locally, ultimately short-changing the nation of its true potentials.last_img read more


Month: August 2020

first_imgSaint Etienne have crashed out of the French League Cup after they were beaten by newly promoted French Ligue 1 side Racing Strasbourg on penalties in their round of 32 clash.Stephane Bahoken gave hosts Strasbourg a first half lead with nine minutes Remyaining in the half before Hernani’s late equaliser for Saint Etienne ensured the two sides would need penalties to decide who goes through. The home side thereafter went on to win the penalty shootout 5-4 thus securing their place in the next round.Former league champions Lille also needed to win 5-4 on penalties to move to the next round ahead of Valenciennes after both sides had been deadlocked at 2-2. Tolouse are also into the round of 16 following a 4-2 win over Clermont Foot. Round of 32 Results (Wednesday):Lille 2-2 Valenciennes (Lille win 5-4 on penalties)Strasbourg 1-1 Saint EtienneAngers 3-2 NancyMetz 1-0 Red StarDijon 1-2 Stade RennesTolouse 4-2 Clermont FootTroyes 1-2 AmiensTours 3-1 NantesRelatedLigue 1 Recap: PSG Extend Lead With Dominant Victory Over LilleFebruary 4, 2018In “Europe”Ligue 1 Review: Marseille Thrash Hapless Lille To Boost UCL Hopes As Guingamp Stun Monaco Into UCL Qualification FightApril 22, 2018In “Europe”Ligue 1 Review: PSG Thrash Strasbourg To Restore 12-Point LeadFebruary 18, 2018In “Europe”last_img read more


Month: August 2020

first_imgInter Milan have moved into second place on the Italian Serie A table after they defeated Atalanta 2-0 at home in their Matchday 13 clash at the San Siro.Luciano Spalletti’s men knew a win would take them above Juventus and that was what they got as Argentina forward Mauro Icardi emerged the hero scoring twice within nine second half minutes to hand his side three maximum points against a stubborn Atalanta side.Earlier, Champions Juventus failed to close the gap on league leaders Napoli following their 3-2 loss to Sampdoria at the Luigi Ferrara Stadium. Duvan Zapata, Gianmarco Ferrari and Lucas Torreira all scored in the second half to give the hosts a 3-0 lead before the late fightback from the Old Lady courtesy goals from Gonzalo Higuain (penalty) and substitute Paolo Dybala.The win takes Inter Milan (33 points) above Juventus (31 points) into second spot behind Napoli (35 points) as the race for the Scudetto hots up.Results:SPAL 2013 1-1 FiorentinaTorino 1-1 Chievo VeronaUdinese 0-1 Cagliari.Benevento 1-2 SassuoloSampdoria 3-2 JuventusCrotone 0-1 Genoa Related Top 6:1. Napoli 35 points2. Inter Milan 33 points3. Juventus 31 points4. AS Roma 30 points5. Lazio 28 points6. Sampdoria 26 pointslast_img read more


Month: August 2020

first_imgShare Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season  August 21, 2020 Related Articles SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Share Spotlight delivers Racing Post translated services for Pari-Engineering Russia August 26, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon William Hill has called on the British Horseracing Association (BHA) to refund bookmakers after a stewards mistake at Lingfield yesterday left them out of pocket.A foggy meeting saw a photo finish in the 2.55 for third place between the 20/1 Elementary and the 7/1 Sun Angel, with Elementary declared as third. However an inquiry at the end of the meeting found that Sun Angel had in fact pipped Elementary to the line and Judge Graham Ford informed stewards that he wished to change his original decision.On course punters were then informed that the placings had been revised, but confusingly the original result stood for betting purposes because the riders had all weighed in.Punters were understandably annoyed at this and most bookmakers agreed to pay out on each way bets for Sun Angel as well as Elementary, despite being under no obligation to do so.William Hill’s Jon Ivan-Duke told the Racing Post: “Punters shouldn’t have to suffer so we’ll pay out on ‘both’ results on this occasion, but the BHA should refund bookmakers for every error of this nature.“It is entirely the fault of the judge, so why should bookmakers bear the brunt of another sorry saga from British horseracing? Unfortunately, trust in the governing body is at an all-time low and that confidence needs to be restored as a matter of urgency.”BHA media manager Robin Mounsey commented: “We regret that the result was initially called incorrectly. We are aware of the obvious betting implications and are taking this very seriously. A report will be forwarded to the BHA’s head office in order that we can examine all the circumstances and decide what action is necessary.”last_img read more