Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppST. GEORGE’S, Grenada (February 24, 2016) – Flow has once again given Caribbean sports fans another reason to celebrate – as for the first time in the history of the CARIFTA Games, a three day sports event will be broadcast live in High Definition (HD) across the entire region.Flow, Cable & Wireless’ consumer brand has signed a partnership with the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association (NACAC) to be the exclusive broadcast partner and sponsor of the Flow CARIFTA Games. This year, the games will be held in Grenada over the Easter weekend, March 26th to 28th 2016, and will take place in the country’s new national stadium, which officially opened on January 23rd.The Flow CARIFTA Games will be shown in ten Flow markets around the Caribbean on the recently launched Flow Sports channel, making it the first time that the games will be broadcast live in HD across the region, offering customers the best-possible viewing experience of one of the region’s most important home-grown sporting events. Flow’s announcement adds to an ever-growing line-up of exciting sport partnerships already signed over the past year; the Flow CARIFTA Games joins an impressive list that includes the CONCACAF 2018 World Cup Qualifiers, Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Premier League and Manchester United (starting 2016 season) – plus its expanding list of Olympian Brand Ambassadors including Gold Medallist – Kirani James, Delano Williams and Lavern Spencer.“We are proud to offer yet another ‘first’ to Caribbean sports fans and more specifically delighted to have this opportunity to air CARIFTA in partnership with NACAC,” said Denise Williams, C&W’s Senior Vice President of Communications. “Sponsoring and broadcasting these games, is just another way for us to further demonstrate our support for up-and-coming athletes across the region, as well as solidify Flow Sports’ commitment to become the home of sports in the Caribbean.”Flow believes that its involvement in and the heightened exposure of the Flow CARIFTA Games will ultimately raise the bar for these significant regional games, from which many Caribbean athletic champions have already emerged. Further demonstrating its deep commitment to local sports, Flow already has a connection to some of the athletes competing in the games; several athletes from the Boys and Girls CHAMPS in Jamaica, of which Flow is a headline sponsor, will be present at CARIFTA. CHAMPS is the largest high school athletics championships in the Caribbean. “We are pleased to have teamed up with Flow to give the Flow CARIFTA Games the coverage and support it deserves,” said Victor Lopez, President of NACAC. “Now upcoming generations of Caribbean athletes will have an opportunity to shine on an even bigger stage, while their family and friends will have an opportunity to keep up with every bit of the action on Flow Sports as it unfolds. We are truly excited to work alongside Flow and make this the most memorable CARIFTA Games yet.”Flow customers will be able to watch the Flow CARIFTA Games on Flow Sports in HD March 26th -28th; Flow Sports will be available on FLOW2GO by the time the games commence. Sports fans can access the Flow Sports Channel on the Flow network in Antigua, Barbados, The Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Curaçao, Grenada, Jamaica, St. Vincent, St. Lucia and in Trinidad. Further information is available at www.flowsports.co Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Flow in TCI says many areas up and running, encourages reports to 611 FLOW Mobile Top Up Made Easy with Scotiabank Young Footballers from Antigua and Trinidad emerge as winners of Flow Ultimate Football Experience Recommended for you Related Items:carifta, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association, exclusive broadband partner, flow, North American
Paulo Dybala is fired up to enter the record books as the all-time top scorer in the history of the Supercoppa when Juventus confront AC Milan today.La Joya as he is fondly called has a knack of scoring in this occasion having found the net three times in Super Cup clashes.That puts him on a par with Samuel Eto’o of Inter, Alessandro Del Piero and Carlos Tevez of Juventus, as well as Milan hero Andriy Shevchenko.Dybala’s strike helped Juve to a 2-0 victory over Lazio in August 2015, and then netted a double in another meeting with Lazio in August 2017, despite losing the tie 3-2.Serie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….However, the Argentine forward would be looking to go one better when they take on Gattuso’s Milan in Jeddah.Other players who have already found the net twice in the Supercoppa and may likely increase their tally are Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini and Milan striker Gonzalo Higuain.
Newcastle United’s target Gelson Martins has completed a loan switch from Atletico Madrid to Monaco.And reports circulating in the media claims the former Sporting Lisbon winger rejected a move to the Magpies in favour of Monaco until the end of the season.The 23-year-old has made just eight LaLiga appearances for Diego Simeone’s side since his arrival at the Wanda Metropolitano on a free transfer from Sporting CP in July.Gelson’s managed to make one league start for Atletico came in November, which ended in a 1-1 draw with Leganes.His departure paves the way for Atletico to make a purported move for unsettled Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata.With Monaco struggling for survival in Ligue 1, Gelson is confident the re-appointment of Leonardo Jardim will spark a revival in the club’s quest for survival.💬 @GelsonMartins_ : “Jusqu’à la fin de la saison, chaque match sera une finale.”—–⬇️ Les premiers mots de Gelson Martins sous ses nouvelles couleurs ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/mmlzApo3kpLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…— AS Monaco 🇲🇨 (@AS_Monaco) January 27, 2019Monaco vice president Vadim Vasilyev told the club’s official website and cited on FourFourTwo: “Welcome to Gelson Martins.“Gelson is a fast attacking midfielder who has shown great things in the Sporting jersey and who will be able to bring to the squad all his speed and passing abilities.”“I am very happy to arrive at AS Monaco,” Gelson said.“I cannot wait to get back to the field with my new team-mates and do my best to help the team.”
Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move: The Washington Post has named Megan H. Chan director of digital operations, effective July 11. Most recently, Chan served as director of digital products at Politico. In her new position, she will oversee the Post’s digital transformation. Snapchat has announced Betsy Kenny Lack will serve as head of global brand partnerships, reporting to Imran Khan, chief strategy officer. Most recently, Lack worked at Condé Nast’s Vanity Fair for eight years, primarily helping make its Establishment List conferences profitable. Most recently, Lee served as vice president, content and audience development, at Hearst Magazines International. In this role, she oversaw video and digital content initiatives across 50 international territories, 70 digital publisher brands, and 430 properties. In her new position, Lee will manage the brand’s nationwide video studios, including in New York, Seattle, and Des Moines. She will also develop video products, partnerships and programming to grow Meredith’s engagement and reach among millennial women. Meredith Corporation has named Melinda Lee senior vice president/general manager, video, effective immediately, and Marla Newman VP of digital sales. Rebecca Bauer has been promoted to executive vice president of editorial at Remedy Health Media, where she will oversee the brand’s editorial efforts across its digital and print consumer health brands and products, and more. Bauer previously served as editorial director at Remedy. Wired has announced several changes to its staff lineup, naming Maria Streshinsky features editor, Richard Dorment senior editor, Nate Goldman social media manager, and Olga Monserrat senior art director, platforms. The brand has also promoted Adam Rogers from story editor to deputy editor, Caitlin Roper from senior associate editor to articles editor, and Ed Sumner from digital planning manager to associate director, audience development. The brand has also announced that Ruth Marcus will serve as deputy editorial page editor, where she will manage contributors to the op-ed pages and lead new projects, effective immediately. Most recently, Marcus covered campaign finance, the DOJ, the Supreme Court and the White House for the Post. Quartz has promoted Matt Quinn from deputy news editor for technology and finance to technology editor, Kabir Chibber from deputy news editor to business editor, and Thu-Huong Ha and Amy Wang from Quartz editorial fellows to reporters. Leslie Josephs has also joined the brand as a travel reporter. Most recently, Josephs was a reporter for The Wall Street Journal. Vulture and New York Magazine have announced Craig Jenkins will join the company as pop-music critic, and Jen Chaney joins as TV columnist and will also work on the Vulture TV Podcast. Jenkins previously wrote for Pitchfork, Billboard, Spin, Noisey, among other publictations. Most recently, Chaney was a freelance contributor for several publications, including the New York Times, Uproxx, Esquire, and The Dissolve. Vice has named Neil Breakwell head of its London office, and Kevin Sutcliffe senior VP, TV and video programming, EMEA. Breakwell joins the brand from BBC, where he was deputy editor of BBC Newsnight. Sutcliffe previously served as Vice News’ head of news programming, Europe. Dana Oliver has been named beauty director of Yahoo Beauty, effective June 13. Oliver joins the brand from The Huffington Post, where she served as executive fashion and beauty editor. MPA – The Association of Magazine Media has named Barry Fleming vice president, digital director, effective immediately. In his new position, Fleming will be responsible for the brand’s website, database, and marketing systems, as well as the liaison for the MPA digital committee and education and event development. He joins MPA from Geometry Global (WPP), where he served as director, performance analytics. Ryan Mannion has been named chief technology officer of Hearst Autos, effective immediately. Mannion will report to Hearst Autos president Nick Matarazzo. Most recently, he served as senior vice president, head of product and technology at OZY. Meanwhile, Newman will be responsible for all aspects of Meredith Digital’s go-to-market sales strategy and execution for brand, agency, and holding company partners. She joins the company from AOL and Microsoft, where she served as global head of agency development. Previously, Newman served as SVP digital sales at Fox Sports and held leadership positions at MTV Networks and MSN. CNN Digital has announced Mitra Kalita will assume the role of VP of programming, where she will oversee the news & alerting, special projects, and mobile & off-platform teams. Kalita joins the company from the Los Angeles Time, where she served as managing editor. Lee will report to Kim Martin, chief strategy officer, who said in a press release, “Melinda brings tremendous experience and skills to this position, particularly in the areas of creating large scale digital video products and distribution strategies across media brands. Her ability to attract the best talent, execute on existing and new platforms, and create highly engaging video products that appeal to a broad range of audiences, especially millennial women, makes her uniquely suited for this role.” The Wall Street Journal has added Tomio Geron and Alec Davis to the subscription-based WSJ Pro. Geron will serve as a reporter for Pro’s venture capitalist team, and re-joins the company from Forbes. Davis, who previously served as managing editor of MarketWatch, joins as a news editor.
Holey Artisan cafe after the attack. Prothom Alo File PhotoThe charge sheet of the militant attack at Gulshan’s Holey Artisan Bakery in the capital on 1 July 2016 will be submitted to the court next month as investigation into the matter reached its final stage, say police.The Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of the police has investigated the militant attack which killed 20 people, mostly foreign nationals, and two police officials, according to BSS. Talking to BSS, Md Monirul Islam, chief of CTTC, said, “The investigation into the radical attack has almost been completed with revealing the involvement of 21 operatives of the militant outfit- neo-Jama‘atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (neo-JMB) – in the carnage.”The CTTC chief said, of the 21 JMB operatives, 13 were killed in a series of nationwide anti-militant drives by the law enforcement following the brutal attack.“We have so far arrested seven persons for their direct involvement in planning and execution of the attack. Six of them have given confessional statements under the section 164,” said Monirul Islam, an additional commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).A total of 20 people, including five foreign nationals, who were held hostages in the cafe, by the attackers on that tragic night, also gave confessional statement before the court narrating their horrible experience of the incident, he added.DMP commissioner Md Asaduzzaman Mia said, “We have become clear about everything from planning to execution of the attack after a thorough investigation into the matter.”According to the investigators, the arrested accused are: Rakibul Islam Regan, Hadisur Rahman Sagor, Jahangir Hossain Rajeeb alias Rajeeb Gandhi, Aslam Hossain Rashed alias Rash, Abdus Sabur Khan alias Sohel Mahfuj, Mizanur Rahman alias Baro Mizan and professor Hasnat Karim of North South University (NSU).Police also found direct involvement of two other fugitive suspected militants, Mamunur Rashid alias Ripon and Shariful Islam Khaled, a former student of the English department of Rajshahi University (RU).Khaled is also a charge-sheeted accused in the RU professor Rezaul Karim murder case.Five militants, who directly carried out the attack on the Holey Artisan Bakery, were killed in a joint operation by law enforcers on the spot, the investigators said.Eight top leaders of the neo-JMB-Tamim Chowdhury, Nurul Islam Marjan, major Zahidul Islam, Sarwar Jahan, Tanveer Quaderi, Md Mizanur Rahman alias Chhoto Mizan, Abu Rayhan alias Tareq and Basharuzzaman alias Choklet, were also later killed in the nationwide anti-militant operations after the deadly attack.
Prime Minister Sheikh HasinaPrime minister Sheikh Hasina has said the government is aware of intrusion of many foreigners into Bangladesh under cover of relief workers.Such intrusion, she added, might lead to trafficking of children and women, sexual abuse, terrorism and many other social problems.”The government is issuing special-category visas for relief workers to address the problem,” she said when Canada’s Special Envoy to Myanmar Bob Rae met her at her hotel suite in Toronto on Monday.The prime minister urged the envoy to bring it to the government’s notice if there is any difficulty in getting visa by foreign relief workers for working in Rohingya shelter camps. “The government is cautiously dealing with the matter as many foreign nationals are working in the Rohingya camps after coming to Bangladesh with tourist visas,” she said.The prime minister’s press secretary Ehsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting.He said Bob Rae informed the prime minister that he has prepared a report on his visit to the Rohingya shelter camps in Bangladesh made in November 2017.During the visit, Bob said, he himself saw the situation and conditions Rohingya Muslims were facing fleeing violence in Myanmar.”Hosting more than one million people is a big challenge,” Bob Rae observed, saying they are closely working with the Bangladesh government to address the Rohingya issue.The press secretary said Sheikh Hasina and Bob Rae discussed the sufferings Rohingya might undergo during the coming monsoon as the area they have taken shelter is prone to natural calamities, including mudslide and flood.The prime minister informed the envoy about Bangladesh’s disaster management preparedness, saying a trained group of people along with law enforcement agencies, border guards, army and political party workers is ready to tackle any situation.Later, deputy premier of Saskatchewan and trade and export development minister Gordon Wyant, QC and immigration and career training minister Jeremy Harrison made met prime minister Sheikh Hasina at her hotel room.They discussed matters relating to trade and investment and recalled Canada’s very special trade relations existing with Bangladesh for many years.They congratulated the prime minister for Bangladesh’s economic successes in recent years under her dynamic leadership, showing keen interest in enhancing the trade relations and technology transfer, particularly green technology.Sheikh Hasina recalled the historical relations between Bangladesh and Canada since Bangladesh’s independence and said the two countries have many scopes to further strengthen cooperation in various areas, particularly in education and nursing sectors.Later, a business delegation, led by president and CEO of Commercial Corporation of Canada, made a courtesy call on the prime minister. The delegation was included a number Bangladeshi-origin Canadian businessperson.The prime minister urged them to invest in Bangladesh taking the opportunities of the country’s very liberal trade regime. A trade delegation from Bangladesh would soon visit Canada to explore the trade and investment potential, she said.Foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali, the prime minister’s principal sectary Md Nojibur Rahman, chairman of Bangladesh Investment Development Board (Bida) Kazi Md Aminul Islam, foreign secretary Md Shahidul Haq and Bangladesh high commissioner to Canada Md Mizanur Rahman were present.
SaudiSaudi courts will notify women by text message when they get divorced, in a new regulation that took effect on Sunday, officials said.The measure approved by the justice ministry appears aimed at curbing seemingly rampant cases of men secretly ending marriages without informing their wives.”Women… will be notified of any changes to their marital status via text message,” the justice ministry said in a statement carried by state-run Al-Ekhbariya news channel and other local media.”Women in the kingdom will be able to view documents related to the termination of their marriage contracts through the ministry’s website.”The move comes as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the de facto ruler spearheads a liberalisation drive in the conservative kingdom, which has some of the world’s toughest restrictions on women.In June last year, women celebrated taking the wheel for the first time in decades as the kingdom overturned the world’s only ban on female motorists.The kingdom has also allowed women to enter sports stadiums, previously a male-only arena, and is pushing for greater participation of women in the workforce as it seeks to diversify its oil-dependent economy.But in tandem with the reforms, the kingdom has seen a wave of arrests of women activists in recent months as it steps up a crackdown on dissent.The country also faces criticism over its male guardianship system, which allows men to exercise arbitrary authority to make decisions on behalf of their female relatives.On Sunday, an 18-year-old Saudi woman held at Bangkok airport said she would be killed if she was repatriated by Thai immigration officials.Pleading her case on Twitter, the woman — who wanted to seek asylum in Australia — said she was trying to flee her family, who subjected her to physical and psychological abuse.
JOEY PALACIOS / TEXAS PUBLIC RADIOCity Manager Sheryl Sculley, from left, San Antonio Police Chief Willam McManus and Mayor Ron Nirenberg spoke during a Human Trafficking Awareness Day new conference at City Hall on Thursday.The Texas attorney general is launching an investigation into how San Antonio handled a human smuggling incident last month. The attorney general’s office sent a letter to the city asking it to preserve all records and information related to the release of 12 migrants who were found in a trailer.In the letter sent Wednesday night, Assistant Attorney General Cleve Doty said the Texas attorney general’s office has received several citizen complaints on the release of the migrants who may be in the country illegally.“The Texas attorney general’s office will investigate these complaints and the procedure in Senate Bill 4 contemplates litigation. As a result, we demand that you affirmatively preserve all relevant mater,” he said.On Dec. 23, San Antonio police found a trailer with 12 people inside. Police Chief William McManus charged the driver with a state level human smuggling charge but did not pursue a federal charge. After questioning at police headquarters, the migrants were released and several went with Catholic Charities. This comes several months after 10 immigrants died in a trailer in a separate incident last summer.During a press conference for Human Trafficking Awareness Month on Thursday, San Antonio police and the city confirmed receiving the letter and they would comply with requests to preserve information. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg said the city had no legal basis to hold the migrants and could have faced legal liability of the police had held them.Mayor @Ron_Nirenberg comments on the city receiving a letter from the Texas Attorney General’s Office about it launching an investigation into @SATXPolice’s handling of a Dec. 23 human smuggling incident and the release of 12 migrants. @TPRNews pic.twitter.com/r8vrAq4mET— Joey Palacios (@Joeycules) January 12, 2018“The attacks on Police Chief McManus are nothing more than political theater based on a fictitious narrative,” Nirenberg said.McManus said homeland security was on the scene but did not take the migrants into custody.“Why they didn’t take custody, I don’t know,” he said. “But we handled the prosecution of the smuggling/trafficking incident under the state statute; there’s a line drawn and on the other side of it is the immigration issue and that immigration issue is up to (Homeland Security Investigations) not SAPD,” McManus said Thursday.He added there was no legal reason to hold the migrants.“I broke no protocols,” he said. “I did exactly what my chiefly prerogatives allowed me to do.”.@SATXPolice Chief William McManus talks about the December 23rd human smuggling incident after the City received a letter from the Texas AG’s office about an investigation into the release of 12 migrants who may be in the country illegally. @TPRNews pic.twitter.com/iF62wtdejb— Joey Palacios (@Joeycules) January 12, 2018Senate Bill 4 blocks police departments and other law enforcement in the state from instituting policies that forbid officers from asking about someone’s immigration status while detained. It also required jails to comply with immigration detention orders, among other provisions. San Antonio was the first major city to file suit, and parts of the law were struck down but litigation is still pending. The law also allows people to file complaints if a jurisdiction violated parts of SB4.San Antonio District 4 Councilman Rey Saldana was also listed as a plaintiff in the lawsuit.“We welcome a complete and swift investigation to further prove that our San Antonio Police Department and Police Chief William McManus are guilty of one thing: doing their job,” Saldana said in a statement. “As state leaders have sought to expand the role of our SAPD officers into the realm of immigration enforcement.“Chief McManus, with 43 years of experience, will continue doing his job leading a department focused on ensuring public safety. The sooner we complete the review, the quicker we can get back to protecting our communities by preventing and combatting (sic) crime.”Joey Palacios can be reached at email@example.com or on Twitter at @joeycules Share
It’s a dog’s world in D.C.! There are doggie daycare centers, overnight hotels, parks, psychics, walkers, specialty clothing shops and natural and organic foods. There’s even a special day when dogs swim at pools for an annual splash.Debbie Gomes, 39, owner of Little Rascals, a doggy daycare in Ward 4, said when she opened seven years ago, people told her the concept would not work. But it did work. Gomes said many of her clients work long hours and need to be assured that their dogs are in good hands. “I didn’t like the type of treatment my own dog was getting so I opened a business that would provide the services that I wanted for my dog,” said Gomes.Little Rascals is prominently located on the corner of Missouri and Georgia avenues in a building that was a bank and a school. One of two locations, it can house as many as 60 dogs.“We have 40 dogs today but you don’t hear one of them barking. If your dog is barking then it is not being taken care of properly,” Gomes said as she escorted two Great Danes to a transport vehicle. “Our dogs feel very comfortable and well attended.”Gomes also said students from neighboring high schools have interned at the site after going through a thorough training. “We’ve been very happy with our high school interns,” said Gomes. Local chain stores Safeway, Giant, Harris Teeter, Whole Foods, Walmart and Trader Joe’s have dedicated isles to dog lovers and other pets. “It’s big business,” said Craig Muckle, manager of public affairs and government operations at Safeway Stores. “Selling pet products has become very sophisticated over the years. To have an entire aisle dedicated to pets means that we are totally committed to the needs of the customers we serve and their pets.”PetSmart, the largest specialty retailers of services and solutions for pets has more than 1,000 stores nationwide and in Canada. In 2013, it collected $1.8 billion in sales and services.Has your dog attended the swimming party? Well, the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation, the Department of Health and the Washington Humane Society hold an annual Doggie Day Swim at the end of the outdoor swimming season at selected pools. Hundreds of well-behaved and licensed dogs accompanied by a responsible person participate in several fun activities. Rhonda Thomas, 59, has been living with dogs all her life. “I believe animals have souls. Just because humans have dominion over them doesn’t mean that we are any better than them. I treat my dogs like I treat my fellow man, with respect,” said Thomas.Christie Lynn Diller, media spokesperson for the Washington Humane Society said it has 10 open abuse and neglect cases on any given day. “We are educating some residents in the District how to properly care for animals, even if it means taking them to court,” said Diller. “Sometimes the neglect or abuse is not intentional,” said Thomas, who is creating a nonprofit organization to provide services to sick dogs and families who may be facing hardships. “I want to help people keep their pets when they don’t have the financial means,” said Thomas. “Sometimes dog neglect may be a result of having to properly take care of your dog or taking care of yourself and other family members.”The District government has seen an increase in revenue for dog licensing. In 2004, approximately $77 thousand for annual fees was collected for dog licensing. Over the years, it steadily increased reaching an all-time high of $120 thousand in 2012. Last year, the fee collection decreased to $75 thousand. Although requests were made to several agencies, government officials gave no explanation for the decline.