Remembering Lowell Hawthorne – ‘The Patty King’

first_imgSouth Florida extends its condolences South Florida Diaspora Extends Condolences  By Garth Rose & Kathy Barrett There has been no shortage of tributes following the sudden tragic death of Lowell Hawthorne, the chief executive officer and founder of the renowned Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill and many in the South Florida Diaspora have joined in mourning the top business mogul.Dr, Rupert Rhodd, FAU professor Dr. Rupert Rhodd, FAU economic professor and co-chair of the Coalition of Jamaica Alumni Associations in Florida, says Hawthorne’s legacy will live on in South Florida. “Although he was known for the business of baking patties and Caribbean pastries, he was also known as someone who we could talk to about community movements and growth,” Rhodd told CNW.“He was (also) always willing to look at the best side of human beings. I’ve never heard a negative word from him about anyone.”Rhodd said he knew Hawthorne through the University of the West Indies (UWI), Alumni Association, where he was a benefactor. “He had a very giving, very generous spirit and personality. Although he did not attend UWI, he was passionate about helping current students,” Rhodd added.Norma Darby – Folklorist Among Hawthorne’s community outreach, was his support for the Louise Bennett-Coverley Heritage Reading Festival.   Norma Darby, the chairperson of the committee that operates the organization in South Florida, extended “heartfelt condolences to the Hawthorne and Golden Krust family” and offered prayers for comfort and strength, during this difficult time.Consul General Franz HallFranz Hall, Jamaica’s Consular General to the Southern USA, also expressed sympathy. In a statement to CNW, he extended “deepest condolences” to the family who is now grieving, noting: “May this stalwart son of Jamaica rest in peace.”Lauderdale Lakes mayor Hazelle RogersOne of the region’s more prominent elected officials, former Florida Representative and current Mayor of Lauderdale Lake, Hazelle Rogers also offered her condolences.Although admitting she didn’t know Hawthorne “all that well” personally, she is well aware of his “business strength and contribution to the community.”Mayor Rogers expressed special condolence to Hawthorne’s sister, Cassandra, who heads Golden Krust’s operation in South Florida and the rest of his family. “My heart goes out to Cassandra and all the Hawthorne family, immediate and extended, during this tough time,” she added.Ambassador Audrey MarksJamaican Ambassador to the United States Audrey Marks, also weighed in, adding: “Words are still not able to fully convey my utter sense of shock, disbelief, and sadness since receiving the tragic news about the passing of one of our most visible member of the Jamaican and Caribbean-American community.”Patty KingHawthorne has been hailed as a “remarkable man,” the “Patty King” and a “Jamaican Ambassador” by those who had the privilege of knowing him, and by others who have marveled at the story of his success.From humble beginnings in Jamaica, Hawthorne landed on US soil in 1981 in pursuit of the American dream. And the consensus is that he defied all odds to achieve it!His impact on the Caribbean community in South Florida is evident in the chain of restaurants scattered across the state – 16 of them in Broward and Miami Dade counties alone.The meteoric rise of Hawthorne has been nothing short of extraordinary.The son of a baker from the parish of St. Mary in Jamaica, Hawthorne, along with his wife Lorna and four siblings, opened the first Golden Krust retail location in Bronx, New York in 1989. Today there are over 120 restaurants in nine U.S. states.Hawthorne was the recipient of several local, national and international awards for his business success and philanthropy. With such a success story, it is no wonder his demise sent shock waves across the United States and the Caribbean.Hawthorne succumbed to a self -inflicted bullet wound on the evening of December 2nd at his main office in the Bronx, NY. According to NY police reports, Hawthorne, 57, was found dead shortly after 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, in his office at the company factory at 3958 Park Avenue in the Bronx, NY. Investigators recovered a handgun and a note but the contents were not revealed.“Our hearts are broken, and we are struggling to process our grief over  this tremendous loss,” Golden Krust said in a statement on Sunday. “Lowell was a visionary, entrepreneur, a community champion and above all a committed father, family man, friend and man of faith.”last_img read more

UWI honors former Chancellor Sir George Alleyne

first_imgThe University of the West Indies (UWI) has conferred the title of ‘Chancellor Emeritus’ on its former Chancellor, Sir George Alleyne.UWI said Emeritus is a designation given to the former holder of an office, who having retired is allowed to retain the title.Sir George served as Chancellor from 2003 to 2010 and then 2010 to 2017 and the university said “his years of distinguished service in the office have left an indelible mark in the history of The UWI.“In addition to his service as Chancellor, he spent a total of 23 years working at the regional University.”Sir George was given the honorary title of Professor Emeritus after leaving UWI in 1981 to assume the position of Chief of the Unit of Research, Promotion and Coordination in the Division of Human Resources and Research at PAHO/WHO and ascended to the position of Director of PAHO in 1995.United noted that he is a “son” of the university “a proud alumnus, having graduated in 1957 as the gold medallist with the degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS), from the then University College of the West Indies.“Throughout his accomplished career, Sir George has received numerous awards including prestigious decorations and national honours from many countries of the Americas. In 1990, he was made Knight Bachelor by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for his services to medicine and in 2001, he was awarded the Order of the Caribbean Community, the highest honour that can be conferred on a Caribbean national.”Earlier this year, the Barbados-based Chronic Disease Research Centre, one of the lead agencies in the fight against chronic diseases, was also renamed in honour of Sir George. The acclaimed medical research unit is now called The George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre.last_img read more

Joint Roundtable on Youth Safety held in Miami

first_imgMiami-Dade Public Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho, School Board Members, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, and mayors and police chiefs from Miami-Dade’s municipalities hosted the third Joint Roundtable on Youth Safety on Monday, October 29, at the Miami Senior High School.Since the first roundtable on January 2013, four working groups – In-School Youth Safety, Out -of-School Youth Safety, Youth Services and Community Education and Empowerment – have worked tirelessly to leverage the district’s collective resources, encourage and increase community engagement, and improve safety protocols for the district’s public spaces in order to create an envelope of safety around children.The second roundtable held in March 2013 allowed mayors and police chiefs to review short- and long-term recommendations by the working groups and discuss how to best implement them throughout communities.           The focus of this third roundtable was to provide an update of the work and develop a joint legislative request for full funding by the Florida Legislature for the requirement of a police officer at every public school and discuss possible statutory changes to SB 7026.last_img read more

Us Open Roundup: Roger Federer Knocked Out As Nadal Cruise Into The Semis

first_imgArgentina’s Juan Martin Del Potro has denied the Us Open fans the first ever Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal showdown at Flushing Meadows following his sensational quarter final victory Federer.The world number 24, who beat the Swiss to claim his first Grand Slam title at the 2009 US Open, defeated Federer 7-5 3-6 7-6 (10-8) 6-4 to set up a semi final clash with top seed Rafael Nadal.Speaking after his stunning victory, Del Potro said: “I think it’s my home court too – you make me feel happy every time when I play here and I love your support,” Related The victory means Nadal will remain number one when the next ranking is released next week following Federer’s defeat to Del Potro.Nadal will now play Del Potro in the semis, a rematch of the 2009 US Open semi final which Del Potro won en route claiming the title eight years ago.center_img “I know against Rafa the crowd will be tough for me but I hope you are cheering for me again. He is number one in the world, but with this amazing support anything can happen.”Elsewhere, world number one, Nadal cruised past Russian youngster Andrey Rublev in three straight sets 6-1 6-2 6-2.last_img read more

England Star Arrested After Nightclub Incident

first_imgEngland cricket star Ben Stokes was arrested on Monday following an incident near Mbargo nightclub in Clifton at 2:35 am.Stokes, 26, was in Bristol as part of the England team that saw off West Indies in a One Day International (ODI) clash on Sunday.He is now expected to miss Wednesday’s fourth ODI against West Indies alongside 28-year old Alex Hales, who has agreed to return to Bristol so as to help police with their inquiries into the incident.Confirming the arrest, a statement from the England and Wales Cricket Board said: “Stokes was arrested in the early hours of Monday morning, 25 September, following an incident in Bristol,” Stokes had a very good game on Sunday as he scored 73 runs from 63 balls during a 132-run partnership with Joe Root in Bristol to help England beat West Indies by 124 runs to take a 2-0 lead in their five-match ODI series, with one game abandoned.Related “He was held overnight and released under investigation – without charge – late on Monday and will not join the team in London.“Hales, who was with Stokes on Sunday night, did not train this morning and has returned voluntarily to Bristol today to help police with their inquiries. You will understand that we cannot offer further detail at this stage but will provide any updates when we can.” the statement added.last_img read more

AUDIO: Port Harcourt Will Host Best Ever African Wrestling Championships – Daniel Igali

first_imgPresident of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF) Daniel Igali has boasted that Port Harcourt will host the ‘best ever’ African Senior Wrestling Championships in 2018.The Rivers State capital was in August awarded the hosting right-for the first time by a Nigerian City-to stage the tournament slated for 7th to 11th February, 2018 in the Garden City.In a chat with www.busybuddiesng.com, the vastly-traveled administrator expressed confidence that Port Harcourt will be ready to stage a tournament that will go down in history as the most organized.“I can tell you without any fear of equivocation based on my experiences; I have traveled to the North, the South, the East and now, the Western part of Africa and I am sure the competition we will put together in 2018 will be the best ever organized African Championships,” the Sydney 2000 Olympic gold-medalist stated. Audio Playerhttps://www.busybuddiesng.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Igali-November-16.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.RelatedAthletic Bilbao vs Sporting GijonJune 30, 2017Similar postAUDIO: Wrestling Boss Meskout Satisfied With Facilities In Port Harcourt For African ChampionshipsJuly 27, 2017In “Sports”AUDIO: DANIEL IGALI CONFIDENT PORT HARCOURT WILL STAGE SUCCESSFUL AFRICAN WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPSNovember 8, 2017In “Nigeria” The African Wrestling Championships is an annual event that showcases the best of African Wrestling in the Senior, Junior and Cadet categories of wrestling in the Freestyle, Female Wrestling and Greco-Roman Styles.It will be held in Nigeria for the first time since its inception 42 years ago.last_img read more

Strong commercial pipeline delivers full-year 2016 growth for NetEnt

first_img Share StumbleUpon Related Articles Romania’s ONJN adds 20 sites to blacklist August 14, 2020 Share Boosted by a strengthened commercial pipeline, Stockholm-listed industry content and games developer NetEnt has declared full-year 2016 corporate revenues of SEK 1.45 billion (£130 million). Closing its full-year 2016 performance, NetEnt governance would declare a group operating profit of SEK 536 million (£48 million) up 33% on corresponding 2015’s SEK 402 million (£36 million).Detailing 2016 highlights, NetEnt governance stated that the company had launched 34 new customer partnerships increasing its industry footprint as a leading games supplier. Furthermore, NetEnt governance cited strong growth from its mobile games inventory, which grew 43% in Q4 2016.Looking forward to 2017, NetEnt continues its commercial expansion having secured games partnerships with Paddy Power, Gauselmann Italy and Codere Spain. The supplier stated that it would continue to add new top title games to its portfolio and expand its resources for new and existing markets.Commenting on 2016 performance Per Eriksson, Chief Executive of NetEnt, said: “2016 was another exciting year for NetEnt with new record levels in revenues, earnings and cash flow. The fourth quarter developed well – revenues increased by 23.9% and the operating margin improved to 39%.“The company signed 45 new customer agreements and launched its games with 34 new customers in 2016.NetEnt’s games were also launched on the regulated markets in Romania, Bulgaria and Portugal last year, following new licenses and certifications” Superbet doubles down on Lucky7’s challenger investment  July 27, 2020 LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 Submitlast_img read more

BetBright’s White misses out on top ten place at Pontefract

first_img 1Sarah Shannon – OneBet210.38 2Stephen Harris – bettingexpert1.758.16 3Edward Rycroft – LeoVegas37.80 4Harry Lang – Pinnacle47.00 5Alexman – OLBG25.10 6Tim Reynolds – Sun Bets25.00 7Steven Mullington – 888sport24.57 8Ben Cleminson – Square in the Air24.50 9Conall McSorley – Metric Gaming14.00 10Michael Robinson – Betsafe13.50 11Conor White – BetBright13.33 12Charlie McCann – BetVictor12.25 13Alex Donohue – ODDSbible12.00 14Rupert Adams – William Hill10.50 StumbleUpon Better Collective secures esports vision by acquiring HLTV.org for €35m February 28, 2020 Related Articles Share Share Better Collective moves fast to mitigate COVID-19 as esports journey begins May 15, 2020center_img ‘Better for Bettors’: Better Collective’s formalised approach to sustainable development June 15, 2020 BetBright’s Conor White missed out on a place in the top 10 in the Tipster Challenge after enduring a difficult race day at Pontefract.The company’s Marketing Communications Manager collected just a single victory on the Brian Ellison-trained Echo Of Lightning, who edged out pre-race favourite Stanley.It was a similar story for bettingexpert’s Stephen Harris, as he could only match White’s 100/30 success. Meanwhile, both of our tipsters came up just short on Spinart in the 3:10.Race Winners at Pontefract:See The Sea – 3/1Beatbox Rhythm – 10/11I’m Dapper Too – 9/4Mutadaffeq – 15/8Lexington Place – 9/1Echo Of Lightning – 100/30Cosmic Chatter – 3/1Ventura Secret – 2/1Tipster Challenge 2017 Leaderboard Submit RankTipsterRace WinsPoints bettingexpert and a rotation of guests will be providing expert tips for a specific Wednesday race meet.We will keep record of points won each week and the number of race wins for each.The guests will compete individually, with their points going up against the average total for bettingexpert.The new tips will be published on Wednesday ahead of the race meet, and the results will be available on Thursday.For the competition, we will assume that all selections are backed with 1 point.Lost tips will count as 0 and won bets will be added to the leaderboard at SP value.Each tipster will get a ‘Nap of the Day’ each week which scores double points.For example, if bettingexpert’s Stephen Harris backs a winning horse at 8/1, he will get 8 points; if he has put this horse forward as his ‘Nap of the Day’, the reward is 16 points.last_img read more

Affiliate Insider to boost growth and development in the affiliate sector

first_img Global audience gears up for opening day of SBC Digital Summit April 26, 2020 SBC’s Barcelona Summit to become digital-only event May 29, 2020 SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital 2020 announces free ticket initiative July 21, 2020 SBC Global and Best Odds Marketing have joined forces to launch Affiliate Insider, a joint venture designed to spearhead growth and development in the gambling affiliate sector.SBC Global, a leading news and events company for the sports betting industry, will work with Best Odds Marketing and AffiliateFEST Founder Lee-Ann Johnstone, to operate a brand new affiliate news, training and events focused business.Increased regulatory responsibilities and levels of compliance have been placed on affiliates and operators in the iGaming industry, which has seen a number of major operators implementing a ‘one strike and out’ policy for their marketing partners. This demonstrates a need for the affiliate sector to improve skills and business development in order to support acquisition growth. Combined with a growing wave of consolidation, there has been a lot of change in a small period of time, meaning affiliate businesses have had to adapt very quickly. Affiliate Insider provides detailed insight about this changing regulatory landscape, and further developments to the marketplace, particularly with affiliates now facing tighter regulation, stricter advertising controls and greater digital disruption.The business will also cover in-depth training, business support, affiliate mentoring, news and marketing promotions for new and existing iGaming affiliates and those who making the move into the operator channel. It will also provide support for operators seeking access to the best affiliate marketing strategies and skills development for driving incremental revenue.Johnstone said: “The affiliate market has matured significantly over the past decade and continues to grow at a rapid rate. There is a dire need for ongoing training and development services that help operators and affiliates growth hack their businesses and keep ahead of digital change. “I’m delighted to be partnering with SBC Global to launch Affiliate Insider, which will focus on supporting affiliate marketing best practice, news and insights and skills development for operators, suppliers and affiliates, enabling closer collaboration within this ever-growing channel.”SBC Global Founder Rasmus Sojmark added: “Lee-Ann is an award winning affiliate marketing expert and has a wealth of expertise building global affiliate programmes. Affiliate Insider is therefore a perfect complement to SBC’s existing business. “By focusing on creating specialist industry forums, our mission is to focus on knowledge sharing, skills development and better collaboration in the affiliate space to enable businesses to implement innovation, increase revenue and stay ahead of digital transformation.”The first of these specialist forums has been confirmed as a part of next year’s Betting on Football conference agenda. The Affiliate Insider Bootcamp, held on Wednesday 21 March, will offer affiliate focused panel sessions, presentations and workshops, with content ranging from digital marketing hacks to latest innovative technologies to scale affiliate business growth. Share Submit StumbleUpon Share Related Articleslast_img read more

Changing regulatory landscape sees Betway move affiliate program in-house

first_img Share StumbleUpon Submit Real Betis selects Betway as its official shirt sponsor August 10, 2020 Share Betway and Dafabet grow La Liga sponsorship portfolios August 14, 2020 ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 Anthony Werkman – BetwaySeeking to meet new industry regulatory demands placed on advertising and player acquisition, online bookmaker Betway has confirmed that it will move its affiliate marketing program in-house.Updating stakeholders, Betway marketing informs that its decision has been motivated by the substantial regulatory changes within its active operational territories.Moving forward, all Betway third-party marketing partners will now be fully managed and monitored by the operator.Issuing a corporate statement, Anthony Werkman CEO of Betway stated that his firm’s marketing teams had a continued commitment to meeting the industry’s highest regulatory standards.“Managing the affiliate sector is vital in maintaining Betway’s values, so to ensure we remain fully compliant with changing regulatory requirements we will be formally bringing our affiliate programme in-house.’The transfer of the affiliate program will begin on 1 March 2018,  Betway will work closely with its current partners to ensure they are kept fully informed of the changes and how it will affect them.“We value our affiliate partners greatly and look forward to working with them over the next few years in order to grow this successful area of the business. In doing so we will be focusing on delivering the highest regulatory standards in all our markets as well as ensuring that a clearer alignment with Betway values and systems is in place, and through that greater overall transparency and accountability is achieved.” Werkman further detailed“We will continue to work alongside regulatory bodies to ensure a safe and fair environment for all. Related Articleslast_img read more