Moravian pastor slapped with another sex charge

first_imgThe Moravian pastor who was charged for the rape of a 15-year-old girl in St Elizabeth earlier this year has found himself in more trouble.The 64-year-old disgraced clergyman, Rupert Clarke, was on Monday slapped with one more count of having sex with another minor.That girl, who is now 17 years old, is reportedly be the sister of the 15-year-old girl he forcibly had sex with in his car last December.Clarke was slapped with the additional charge when he appeared in the St Elizabeth Parish court in relation to the 15-year-old.He was offered $800,000 bail in relation to the new charge and was ordered to return to court on March 8.Clarke has been suspended from pastoral duties at his Manchester-based church.He was caught with his pants down in Austin, St Elizabeth on Wednesday, December 28, after cops noticed a car parked on a lonely road and found him and the teen inside when the went to investigate.last_img read more

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Salute Rastafarian Daniel Heartman

first_imgCalm, non-violent RastafarianRas Daniel Heartman did not have a major role in The Harder They Come, but his calm demeanor displayed in the movie, went against the violent ‘Blackheart Man’ image many in Jamaica had of the Rastaman.It was the first time some persons outside of Jamaica saw what a Rastafarian looked like. Fans in North America, who saw the movie in small theaters, flocked to Jamaica to learn about the Rasta faith. Respected, intuitive artist.Born Lloyd George Roberts in Kingston, the Jamaica capital, Ras Daniel Heartman was not only a devout Rastafarian. He was a respected intuitive artist whose work made a mark on culturally-conscious youth in the 1970s.One of those youth was Maxine Stowe, who would become a leading music industry figure with Sony International, Island Records and VP Records.She remembers Heartman as “a very intense artist, very much a loner. It was all about his drawings, going out and selling his prints.”In 1998, Ras Daniel Heartman moved to Tanzania. He died there two years later at age 47. by Howard CampbellThis is the 45th year since the movie, The Harder They Come was released. The film was groundbreaking in many ways, most notably for helping introduce reggae and Jamaican culture to an international audience.Part of that culture was Rastafari in the form of Ras Daniel Heartman who played Pedro, best friend of the movie’s main character Ivan, played by the star and Jamaican singer, Jimmy Cliff.The Rastafarian in Jamaica was marginalized at the time. Many were jailed or had their locks cut by police for their religious beliefs which included that Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie I is God.last_img read more

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Florida Sales-tax holiday for hurricane supplies is from June 1-7

first_imgFlorida shoppers are being provided a sales-tax holiday from June 1 to June 7 to enable them to stock on supplies for the pending hurricane season which also begins on June 1 through to November 30, 2018.Last year the similar tax-holiday was only for three days. However, bearing in mind the negative impact Hurricane Irma had on vast areas of the state last year, the tax break has been extended to a week.Massive rush anticipated Retailers are expecting a massive rush of shoppers this year. Jan Cruz, a manager at a Walmart store in West Kendal, said “We are gearing for crowds of shoppers starting on Friday. I know people learned the lesion of being without supplies like batteries, flashlights and tin food stuff during last year storm. I am sure they are not going to make the sae mistake, and will turn out in drves to take advantage of the tax break.”  The cost to the state in lost revenue is expected to be a significant $4.6million, while local governments are expected to lose $1.2 million.Bradley Channing, a sales manager at a Home Depot also located in West Kendall, said, “This tax break will be very good for shopper. The forecast is for another active hurricane season this year. Last week when the there was haven’t rains because of a tropical system passing near South Florida, we noticed a spike in sales. That’s a sign that people will take advantage of the tax break.”Active hurricane season predicted The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have forecasted 10 to 16 named storms for the 2018hurricane season, of which five to nine are expected to reach hurricane status.Tax free itemsThe items which will not bear the normal sales-tax from June 1- 7, includes:Portable self-powered light sources; portable self-powered radios, two-way radios, or weather band radios; tarpaulins or other waterproof sheeting; gas or diesel fuel tanks; batteries, excluding automobile and boat batteries; ice coolers; and portable generators.last_img read more

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Miramar Vice Mayor, Alexandra Davis, hosts Reggae Girlz Send-Off

first_imgPHOTO CAPTION: Vice Mayor City of Miramar and host to the Reggae Girlz, Alexandra Davis; Consul General of Miami, Oliver Mair; Entertainer and Minister, Papa San; Reggae Girlz Player, Ashleigh Shim; Reggae Girlz Assistant Coach, Hubert Busby and President of the Reggae Girlz Foundation, Michelle Adamolekun Alex Vice Mayor of the City of Miramar, Alexandra Davis, will be hosting the Reggae Girlz for Send-Off Celebration fundraising events and activities, May 20-24,  in support of their qualification to the FIFA’s Women’s World Cup France 2019. “We are excited and honored to host the Reggae Girlz Send-off Celebration with events throughout the City of Miramar,” Vice Mayor Davis told CNW. “With the Miramar community having such deep roots in Jamaica and the Caribbean overall, it’s a natural connection to host the Reggae Girlz. We are honored to be a part of such a great experience.”Vice Mayor Davis has her own strong connection to the island of Jamaica. She was born in England to Jamaican, but grew up in her parents’ homeland where she attended Mico Practicing All Age School, Wolmer’s Girls’ High School and the University of the West Indies. She then went on to work for the Ministry of Agriculture in Kingston. Since moving to Florida, the Miramar Vice Mayor created a non-profit organization called Caribefest. The organization aims to foster diversity, tolerance and unity within Miramar’s robust Caribbean community, and hosts the Caribefest cultural festival. As a certified teacher, Vice Mayor Davis also formed another non-profit called Caribbean American Teachers Association of Florida, with the motto “Inspiring Students and Empowering Teachers”. The Vice Mayor is excited to support the history-making Reggae Girlz on their journey to France, and is imploring her Miramar community and Jamaicans throughout South Florida to come participate in the festivities, especially the main send-off event which will be held at Miramar’s Ansin Sports Complex on Thursday, May 23 from 5-10pm. “Come, wear your colors, and let’s send off our Reggae Girlz in style!” Vice Mayor Davis says.last_img read more

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Miami-Dade schools launches Student Free Vaccination Program for Sixth-Graders

first_imgA doctor vaccinates a patient in a municipal vaccination centre in Nice, southeastern France, September 9,2009. Four vaccination centres will be opened by Nice’s municipality in case of contagion of H1N1 influenza virus contagion. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (FRANCE HEALTH) Miami-Dade County Public Schools has partnered with Healthy Schools LLC to offer no-cost, in-school tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough – also called pertussis – (Tdap) vaccinations to sixth-grade students. The booster is required by Florida law before a child enters 7th grade.The Tdap booster will be administered by nurses from Healthy Schools at clinics set up at middle schools and K-8 centers between Wednesday, May 15 and Friday, May 31, 2019.Parents should contact their child’s school for specific dates and times of the clinics. A consent form was sent home with each 6th-grade student. Parents or guardians should complete the paper form and return it to the school any day before the clinic day scheduled for their child’s school. Children will not be vaccinated without the completed consent form, which will be available in English and Spanish.Parents/guardians who would like an additional copy of the paper consent form can obtain one by accessing Dadeschools.net. If you require additional languages, please contact your child’s school.last_img read more

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Chelsea Strongly Interested in Aguero – Reports

first_imgAguero was Manchester City’s top scorer in the Premier League last season with 20 goals, but missed out on a run of games, starting from the bench, following Gabriel Jesus arrival at the club.City’s manager, Pep Guardiola told the press last season: “Every press conference (he’s been asked about Aguero’s future),”“Okay, guys. He will be next season. Happy? Good. Perfect.”Although Aguero’s agent has told reporters that his client has no intentions of leaving the Etihad, 29-year-old Aguero seems to have been relegated to second choice striker, behind Brazil’s Gabriel Jesus.Chelsea has also been linked with Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund as the London club race against time to replace unwanted Diego Costa.RelatedSergio Aguero Joins 150-Goal ClubNovember 5, 2018In “England”EPL: Chelsea Suffer Biggest Loss in Premier League HistoryFebruary 10, 2019In “England”Phenomenal Aguero Moves Five-Star City Sixteen Points ClearFebruary 10, 2018In “England” Premier League Champions, Chelsea, are reportedly interested in Manchester City’s striker, Sergio Aguero after missing out on Lukaku.According to Sky Sports sources, Chelsea has “serious and strong interest” in the Argentine striker, with Costa’s future at the Bridge increasingly uncertain.last_img read more

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South Africa’s Kevin Anderson Makes US Open History

first_img“Getting through, it just feels absolutely fantastic, against him, it’s just a couple of points here or there.”“Tonight was my night.” he added.Anderson, who also becomes the first South African to make a Grand Slam semi final since Wayne Ferreira at the Australian Open in 2003, will now face Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta in the last four at Flushing Meadows.RelatedUs Open: Rafael Nadal Defeat Del Potro To Set Up Final Clash Against South AfricanSeptember 9, 2017In “Tennis”Rafael Nadal Beat South Africa’s Kevin Anderson To Win 2017 US OpenSeptember 10, 2017In “Tennis”Djokovic Outlasts Nadal To Seal Wimbledon Open Final SpotJuly 14, 2018In “Sports” Kevin Anderson became the first South African to reach the US Open open era semi-final after beating homeboy Sam Querrey to dash America’s hopes in the men’s singles event.31-year-old Anderson defeated Querrey 7-6 (7-5) 6-7 (9-11) 6-3 7-6 (9-7) in a thrilling encounter to reach his first Grand Slam semi final.“That was really tough,” a very excited Anderson explained.last_img read more

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Paddy Power politics is addicted to Trump!

first_img Paddy PowerPaddy Power politics has launched as set of new ‘Trump Betting Specials’, with the Irish bookmaker claiming that it ‘might have to launch its own Trump dedicated website’!Fresh to market, Paddy Power is now offering 5/1 that the President is officially accused of ‘foreign collusion’ on the back of this week’s resignation by Michael Flynn as National Security Advisor, following intercepted phone calls with Russian officials.With weekly chaos and scandal attached to the Trump administration, it appears that no one is safe on ‘Team Trump’. Paddy Power has therefore opened its Trump Administration ‘sack race’ market, offering political punters the following odds on the next Trump senior counsel to resign or be axed…9/2         Jeff Sessions6/1         Rex Tillerson6/1         Betsy DeVos17/2       James Mathis10/1       Rick Perry10/1       Ben Carson10/1       Elaine Chao10/1       Ryan Zinke10/1       Sonny PerdueAt present the Irish bookmaker has over 100 markets dedicated to President Trump, as this week it launched its following ‘Russian Trump Specials’Trump to have a Russian airport named after him (12/1)The President to holiday in Russia every year of his term (33/1)Trump and Putin to receive a joint Nobel Peace Prize (66/1)And the businessman-turned-leader to sell Alaska back to the Russians (100/1)Paddy Power Spokesman Patrick ‘Paddy’ Power commented on the : “There was me worrying about 2017 having no major sporting event – I just need to tune into the Trump Show, which is on daily, on Fake News shows everywhere.”“We’ve been Russian out various markets on the President ever since his election – at this rate, we might have to build a whole new website just for him. We’ve a shower of golden bets on Trump, to take the edge off the reality of his reign.” Share Share StumbleUpon Paddy Power raises awareness of Missing People with Motherwell ‘silhouette’ stand August 7, 2020 Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Bakhshi and Shaddick launch ‘Art of the Possible’ podcast tracking US 2020 developments August 10, 2020 Submit Related Articleslast_img read more

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RISQ launches £25 million jackpot RNG booster

first_img StumbleUpon Related Articles GVC Holdings transfers corporate control to London HQ February 6, 2020 GVC reprices and relocates its corporate debt holdings February 11, 2020 Submit Tabcorp donates funds and volunteer support to Australia’s bushfire crisis January 13, 2020 Share Share Tom Mitchell – RISQIndustry insurance specialist RISQ has launched its new ‘gaming first’ random number generator platform boosting client jackpots by up to £25 million.The industry-specific generator can be attached to a number of client games including slots, tables games, lottery, keno, bingo, and instant win. Furthermore, RISQ states that clients will be able to tailor the generator to individual needs for game development, operations and marketing.The product offers adjustable odds, flexible jackpot totals, and variable pay tables, allowing operators to build their own unique jackpot games. The generator requires no reliance on cross-network liquidity, with the innovative technology designed to provide an effective and risk-free customer acquisition and retention tool for betting and gaming brands.Tom Mitchell, RISQ’s B2B Director, believes that his firm’s new product is a game-changer for the industry and will help its client partners to optimise margins and revenues performance.“In a market where demand for huge, scalable jackpots is increasing, our Jackpot RNG delivers a knockout combination of cutting-edge technology, tailored development, and sophisticated risk management.“No matter what game is chosen to utilise its framework, jackpots have a proven and unique ability to deliver new customers, build loyalty, enhance retention, and facilitate expansion into new markets.”Launching its jackpot booster, RISQ will cater for clients jackpots up to £25 million, with the company aiming to quadruple the insurance limit to £100 million.last_img read more

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UKGC reports growth of mobile betting in 2017 report

first_imgShare Submit The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published its latest Gambling Participation Report covering the year of 2017. The report provides a unique and comprehensive update on gambling trends across the UK, examining the rates of participation, at-risk gambling and the effectiveness of self exclusions.Breaking down overall gambling participation, the report revealed that in spite of online participation in gambling increasing in most activities, overall participation in gambling has decreased by 3% from the previous year to 45%.There was significant growth in the use of mobile phones and tablets to gamble, with 51% of online players reporting to have gambled on a mobile or tablet in 2017, in contrast to just 43% in 2016.Detailing levels of problem gambling in the UK, the report revealed that just 0.8% of people identified themselves as problem gamblers, as few as 6% of bettors have opted to self-exclude in the last year. However, the awareness of self-exclusion amongst those who have never excluded remained at a stable a level of 35%.With regards to marketing and operator use of social media, gambling operators still retain a powerful advertising presence as 26% of online gamblers follow a gambling company on a social media platform with rates highest among 18-24 year olds. Additionally, 51% of people have seen a gambling advert on the television in the past week and 46% of people have seen or heard a gambling sponsorship on the television or radio in the past week.Ben Haden, programme director at the Gambling Commission commented: “Our new three year strategy sets out our role in developing a strong evidence base and improved understanding of the impact gambling has on society. Today’s report makes an important contribution to that work as it presents a comprehensive view on how the British public is choosing the gamble and their attitudes to the current market.“Our research shows the main factor that influences where someone gambles, is a company with a reputation for being fair and trustworthy. The message from that is clear – gambling companies that treat their customers well and act responsibly will be at an increasingly competitive advantage.” Share Related Articles HBLB ups prize money commitment by 50% July 31, 2020 Kenneth Alexander: Industry’s regulatory future is in-play as live sport resumes June 15, 2020 StumbleUpon UK greyhound racing fast-tracks unlimited races June 9, 2020last_img read more

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