JN Money Transfer celebrates 20th anniversary in Florida

first_imgThroughout the month of May, JN Money Transfer will celebrate 20 years of operation in Florida, USA, with a series of customer promotions; a salute to its partners; recognition of employees; and give thanks, at a church service, to mark its two decades of remittance services in the USA.The Jamaica National Group, through its subsidiary, JNMS, began its USA operations in Lauderdale Lakes, in May 1997. Since then, through the use of new technologies, the remittance company has enhanced its delivery and kept Jamaicans and other Caribbean nationalities in Florida connected with their loved ones back home.  The remittance company is renowned for its excellent customer service.“We have come a long way in the past two decades, based on improving our money transfer efficiencies through technological solutions; the commitment and dedication of our partners; the quality service of our employees; and the loyalty of our customers,” declared Carmen Bartlett, regional manager, JNMS South East USA.She noted that recognition of the “JN brand” in the marketplace was significant; and that the marketing support out of Kingston, was instrumental in securing the trust of  Jamaican residents in Florida, for the fast, affordable and convenient  services, which have been at the heart of the JNMT service in Florida.“We, therefore, plan to highlight our milestone with a series of promotions and activities at our JN Money Transfer’s Lauderdale Lakes location, which was the first branch to be opened in the region,” she related.On May 27, the office will host a branch promotion from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., which will include; an Outside Broadcast; and a variety of customer appreciation activities, for persons to win anniversary tokens.”“We will also give thanks at a special church service, at the Merrill United Methodist Church, on Sunday, May 28, and we have invited our customers and partners to participate in our thanksgiving for the achievement of this milestone,” Mrs Bartlett disclosed.Acting general manager for JNMS, Horace Hines, said the region was vital to Jamaica and the company and this was a part of the reason for establishing an office in the state.“The Florida region is important to Jamaicans at home and abroad, and we will demonstrate our appreciation for their loyalty over the years, as we continue to build brand awareness,” Hines said.The Bank of Jamaica reports that Florida registers the second largest percentage of remittance to Jamaica, at slightly under 13 percent of funds being remitted from overseas. And, Mr. Hines maintains that JN Money Transfer plays a significant role in those figures.last_img read more

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Dreamers Should File DACA renewal applications at least 150 days before…

first_imgIn September 2017, the Trump administration abruptly announced cancellation of the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program beginning March 5, 2018. But as the deadline approached, several federal courts blocked the administration from ending the program for Dreamers who already had DACA status. So even as the March 5th deadline has passed, the Trump administration is currently still required by the federal courts to allow DACA renewals, but not to accept new applications. However, this is not a permanent solution, and a federal court could allow President Trump to terminate the program in the future. As a result, Dreamers are advised not to become complacent and leave renewals until the last moment….since the program could be terminated at any time. This means that DACA renewals should be filed as early as possible, meaning 150 days before the work authorization card expires. USCIS processing of DACA renewals can be slow and those who fail to file early renewals can find themselves with expired work permits, waiting for renewal. This can mean loss of a job and driver’s license in some statesRecommendations for renewing DACA status:The DACA renewal Fee is $495, which includes both renewed DA status and Work Authorization. Applicants who are over age 31 are still eligible, as long as they were under age 31 when the policy became effective on June 15, 2012 and currently hold DACA status. Be sure to file your renewal no earlier or later than 150 days from the date your current card expires. If you are representing yourself, fully complete the DACA renewal forms and write “Renewal Request” in large letters on the bottom of each form.last_img read more

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Grenada Records Increase in Tourist Arrivals for 2019

first_imgST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – The record-breaking tourism season in the Caribbean continues as Grenada joins the list of Caribbean territories that have recorded an increase in visitor arrivals thus far in 2019.Grenada recorded a slight increase visitor arrivals during the first six months of 2019 when compared to the same period last year, according to figures released by the island’s tourism authority.“On the heels of double-digit growth and a landmark total visitor arrival of 528,077 in 2018, the Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) is delighted to report positive growth in total visitor arrivals of one per cent for the first half of 2019.“The destination welcomed a total of 318,559 visitors between January to June 2019 compared to 314,916 for the same period in 2018; this represents a 1.15 per cent growth,” the GTA said in a statement.It said the stayover market, which represents the sector’s most lucrative visitor, grew by 3.81 per cent with 82,399 visitors staying in hotels, guesthouses and villa accommodations. The average length of stay of these visitors from the source markets is 8.5 days.GTA said that the United States accounted for 45 per cent of the market share, followed by the United Kingdom with 17 per cent and the Canadian market with 12 per cent.“Our focus is on expanding our reach in our traditional source markets and we now have four international gateways in the US for the upcoming Winter Season including JFK New York, Miami International, Atlanta and Charlotte, North Carolina.”The GTA said that the cruise ship sector also experienced growth for the same period.“We were able to hold our own with a slight increase of 1.33 per cent in cruise visitor arrivals of 223,051 for the period compared with the phenomenal growth numbers of 220,125 last year. This is testimony of the hard work by the team to increase engagement with the cruise lines and keep Grenada top of mind with cruise executives,” the GTA added.The Yachting sector arrivals for the period remained flat with 15,318 compared to 15,420 in 2018.Grenada now joins St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Barbados and Jamaica, all of which have also recorded an increase of visitor arrivals since the beginning of 2019.last_img read more

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Inaugural “Arts Benefit Culture” (ABC) Event Supports Education at Miramar Cultural…

first_imgMIRAMAR, Florida – On May 9, 2020, the City of Miramar Cultural Center│ArtsPark (2400 Civic Center Place; Miramar, Florida 33025) will host its inaugural ARTS, BENEFIT, CULTURE (ABC) event from 5-10 p.m.This event is designed to activate awareness, engagement and support for Arts and Education programming that occurs year-round at the Miramar Cultural Center for youth. These programs currently include School Day Matinees, MCC Cultural Start, Community Theatre & Showcases, Ansin Family Art Gallery Exhibitions, Public Art, and Summer Camp.The ABC 2020 event, will be an evening that includes Complimentary parking, 3-course meal, Table side beverage service and Open Bar, A special Arts & Education Showcase (featuring students from the Community Theatre program) and will culminate with an intimate performance with premium seats at the Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) 50th Anniversary National Tour; as well as an invitation to participate in a FREE pre-performance Dancing in the Streets Family Fun event also hosted by DTH on Thursday, May 8, 2020, at 7:00 p.m.ABC at MCC in 2020 encourages Corporate entities, Vendors, and Champions of the Arts to enlist their patronage into something greater, supporting the ARTS and our YOUTH! On this evening, tables of 10 are available for $5,000 and single tickets at $500 for the worthy endeavor of encouraging the continuity of Arts, Culture, and Community while having an exclusive evening curated with the benefit of seeing where support dollars will go!You will also receive an engraved paver to further commemorate your contributions to the Arts and cement your place in our ever-growing facility. For more information on this event, or on the Arts and Education Programs, call (954) 602-3150 or email [email protected]last_img read more

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Five Players To Historically Play For Bayern Munich And Juventus

first_imgThe re-naming of the Juventus Stadium to the Allianz Stadium in July, has only suggested the close working synergy between both European heavyweights-Bayern Munich and Juventus will stand the test of time. Dami Ugbane profiles five players to historically play for both clubs.Hasan Salihamidzic: The hardworking Bosnian was a delight to watch for Bavarian giants, Bayern Munich in a glittering career which started in 1998 and ended in 2007 with Germany’s most successful club side. Salihamidzic was renowned for his consistent work rate when deployed on the right side of defence and midfield during the tenures of Ottmar Hitzfeld, Felix Magath amongst other coaches he played under at Bayern Munich. After a decade plus in Germany, he completed a switch to Juventus in 2007, making Turin his home for four years, as he made 61 appearances in that time for the Old Lady of Italian football.Mario Mandzukic: Prolific Croatian international forward, Mario Mandzukic was an instant hit when he arrived Bayern Munich from Vfl Wolfsburg. He was an integral member of the team until the summer arrival of Polish international forward, Robert Lewandowski in 2014. He called time on a highly successful career with the Bavarians same summer. Mandzukic towed a similar career line associated with some of Europe’s big name players by switching to Juventus in 2015, where he has won successive Italian Serie A titles. To his credit, he is on record to have scored in different UEFA Champions League finals featuring for Bayern Munich-2013, and Juventus-2017!Arturo Vidal: Chilean powerhouse, Arturo Vidal has spent his entire European career playing in just two countries-Germany and Italy! The exciting central midfielder moved to Juventus in 2011 as part of Antonio Conte’s revival of the fortunes of the Old Lady. He was one of the first names on the team sheet during his time in Italy, where he emerged league champions in all four of his seasons. Vidal completed a £30million transfer to Bayern Munich in 2015, where he remains to date, netting vital goals and churning out several man-of-the match performances as he clearly standouts as one of world footballs finest box-box midfielders.Kingsley Coman: French youngster signed as an 18-year-old for Juventus in 2014 as he looked to start a career away from his home country. Not surprisingly, he struggled for game time in his first and only season in Italy, as he failed to cope with the physicality of the demanding Italian league. He was loaned out for two seasons to Bayern Munich the following season, where he earned valuable game time under his belt and also becoming a French international in that time. He forged a reputation as one of Europe’s most exciting young talents under the management of both Pep Guardiola and Carlo Ancelotti.Mehdi Benatia: Hard tackling defender and captain of the Atlas Lions of Morocco, Mehdi Benatia earns a place on this list of illustrious players to feature for both football heavyweights. He was signed for Bayern Munich by Pep Guardiola in 2014, who had high expectations of his defensive abilities as he looked to form a successful partnership with Jerome Boateng. Unfortunately injuries limited his game time with the German giants and after two seasons he was sold to Juventus, where he has expectedly played back-up to the tried and tested trio of Leonardo Bonucci, Andrea Barzagli and Giorgio Chiellini.Relatedlast_img read more

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Betfred & GVC forgo platform partnership

first_img Submit Betfred extends World Snooker Championship deal until 2022 August 17, 2020 Betfred counters Oppenheimer bid in race to rescue Phumelela August 26, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Share Share GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 Industry news sources have reported that Betfred and GVC Holdings (GVC) have terminated their planned platform partnership, just months before Betfred was due to begin its platform migration to GVC systems.EGR Magazine reports that the both Betfred and GVC governance have agreed by ‘mutual consent’ to terminate the partnership, first agreed in May 2016.Entering the partnership, Betfred had agreed for GVC to provide its online sports betting and igaming platform on a 10-year exclusive basis replacing its current provider GTECH (IGT Group).It has been reported that Betfred and GVC will end the partnership ‘amicably’ with the companies not seeking to trigger any penalty clauses.Both operators confirmed the decision to terminate the partnership via a joint statement, however the operators would not detail further specifics regarding the cancellation of provisions.Having won a competitive tender, the Betfred platform partnership was labelled as a ‘transformational B2B agreement’ by GVC governance last year, as the newly FTSE-listed enterprise moved to create new business channels.At present, it remains unknown whether Betfred governance will seek a new online platform provider.last_img read more

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‘Strong Progress’…Ladbrokes Coral H1 2017 results bolstered by digital betting boost

first_img GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Share Reporting its 2017 H1 results (period ending 30 June), FTSE-listed Ladbrokes Coral Plc has declared that the integration process between the two operators, ‘has continued at pace’ and enabled ‘significant improvements in operational efficiency.’Reaping the benefits of a hike in digital betting, Ladbrokes Coral reported digital net revenue of £374.5 million, a 17% rise on the results of a tough 2016 comparable period, with a 21% increase if excluding Euro 2016. After the completion of its £2.3 billion merger last summer, the group declared operating profits of £158.3 million up 7% on the previous set of results, with overall group revenue rising 1% to £1.19 billion.The firm’s continued digital growth, would offset a tough opening H1 2017 period for its retail betting division which recorded declines across its KPIs, posting a 10% decline in pro-forma operating profits of £102 million. Ladbrokes Coral governance has informed that its enlarged retail division is undertaking a ‘planned actions’ to improve profitability.Looking ahead, Ladbrokes Coral CEO Jim Mullen said: “Ladbrokes Coral continues to make good operational and financial progress. We entered the year with ambitious targets for the first half to substantially complete the integration of our teams and migrate UK Digital to a single platform.  We delivered on both fronts and at the same time kept the business moving forward.“It is pleasing to report strong digital growth.  UK retail performance is in line with our expectations given the planned commercial decisions on UK racing media rights and Ladbrokes’ horse racing margin, both of which will protect the profitability of our shop estate well into the future.“The business is now looking to the second half with confidence. Following the digital platform migration, the product pipeline is flowing again with some exciting enhancements arriving in time for the new football season” Mullen added.   “A new model aimed at optimising our online customer acquisition marketing mix is already driving improved effectiveness, supporting enhanced returns on investment through a focus on higher value customers. Finally, the synergies from our recent merger step-up substantially in the second half to deliver a full year saving of £45m.”Ladbrokes Coral H1 2017 Overview FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 SportCaller teams up with Coral for Racing Super Series launch August 12, 2020 Submit Sharelast_img read more

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Planetwin365 agrees sponsorship deal with Italian football giants

first_img SBC continues to grow media operation with SlotBeats addition January 31, 2020 AgiproNews Italian View – Dignity Decree’s blanket ban shows no effectiveness February 14, 2020 SKS365 names Massimiliano Mura as new legal and compliance lead March 5, 2020 Share Share Submit Related Articles StumbleUpon Planetwin365 has announced for the next two seasons it will be the official betting partner of Serie A side, Napoli. The Southern Italian side has agreed a two-year partnership with Planetwin365, a brand that is widely regarded a key player in the Italian gaming landscape, boasting over 1,000 retail outlets.As part of the partnership, Planetwin365 will benefit from brand a rich visibility package, that includes having a strong presence at the Stadio San Paolo and on the club’s social media pages. SKS365 Malta Ltd operates in the gaming sector in Italy, through the Planetwin365 brand. Active for years in the world of sports and sponsorship, the group is also now represented by the former World Champion and Brazil and Real Madrid icon, Roberto Carlos.Giuseppe Tavarelli, Commercial Director of SKS365 said: “It is an agreement with great commercial and symbolic value. Napoli has written wonderful pages of Italian football and not only, starting in the years a path of growth and enhancement very similar to that undertaken by SKS365. “We are united by the path we have taken over the last few years and the desire to grow again, to compete to the fullest and get great results also thanks to our fans and users. The show, the cheering, the passion are all common features of this club and the brand Planetwin365, which will work daily to spread their values.”last_img read more

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Joe Lovelace – Marathonbet – A marathon not a sprint

first_img Marathonbet nets Man City upgrade to become training kit sponsor December 8, 2019 StumbleUpon Submit Share Share SBC Awards: The key to an effective submission August 28, 2020 We caught up with Joe Lovelace, Head of PR at Marathonbet, after the firm were awarded with Marketing Campaign of the Year at the recent SBC Awards. Lovelace reflects on a vintage year for Marathonbet, and outlines the plans moving forward into 2018.SBC: Firstly, how happy were you to receive the award, and why do you believe Marathonbet was chosen over the other candidates?Joe Lovelace: We were ecstatic to win the award and you could probably guess from the way we reacted. I think we had the noisiest celebration of the night, which is quite apt really considering our campaign was all about just that.All nominees in our category were brilliant and each offered something different in terms of quality, but I think ours stood out to the judges because we achieved a big impact on a very small budget, which is never easy.Industries like ours are very saturated and sometimes even when spending lots and lots of money, the end results leave a lot to be desired. The challenge is constantly reinventing ideas and offering bigger and better alternatives – even when the purse strings are being guarded tightly.Most importantly I think we were recognised for tapping into the non-league market, which not a lot of firms have successfully achieved in recent years.SBC: Earlier in the year, Marathonbet launched its Casino Mobile site in the UK. How has the site fared?JL: The Casino site is doing well and continually growing. Our partnership with Manchester United, allowing us to provide various co-branded Live Casino games, emphasises further how we interact with football clubs to bring new and innovative ideas into the market.SBC: Marathonbet has sponsorship deals and partnerships with a diverse range of European football clubs, including Hibernian, Malaga and Dinamo Moscow, how successful have these partnerships been?  JL: Sponsorships have been a huge part of our business for a few years now. They allow us to tap into huge fanbases located all over the world. These are customers who are passionate about football, love their sport and know their non-league to their Champions League – just like us.  It’s our job to get on their level and deliver a trusted partnership with their club and emphasise that the Marathonbet experience is more than just about sports betting. It’s about once-in-a-lifetime experiences, money-can’t-buy prizes and giving fans the chance to interact with their club like never before.Supporters of our partner clubs know this and we hope, through sponsorship, we continue to build on that message and earn the trust of even more customers in the future.SBC: Looking to the future, how will Marathonbet ensure continued growth moving into 2018?JL: As a brand we are continually looking for ways to help us grow across all the countries in which we operate. Key to any business is to learn from our mistakes and build on our successes. We are heading in the right direction and looking forward to executing some exciting initiatives in 2018. Marathonbet secures official partnership with Real Madrid November 28, 2019 Related Articleslast_img read more

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SGC to launch lotto connector ‘Deal or No Deal’ scratch game in 2019

first_imgShare Scientific Games records $198m loss as COVID swamps casino and lottery performance July 24, 2020 StumbleUpon Scientific Games leadership commits to salary cut to navigate COVID-19 headwinds March 31, 2020 Submit Related Articles Share PAM you don’t build, you buy it off the shelf – The five-stage ‘rethink’ driving Pragmatic Solutions success March 11, 2020 Nasdaq listed gambling and lottery systems provider Scientific Games Corporation (SGC), seeks to deliver next-level retail engagement, releasing its latest lottery product ‘Deal or No Deal’ instant scratch game.  SGC has developed the $1 million jackpot game in partnership with Endemol Shine Group, the creators of international TV gameshow sensation ‘Deal or No Deal’.Preparing to launch the scratch game in 2019, SGC development details that it has delivered a ‘multi-state lottery-linked’ concept, which will see players take part in a non-broadcast version of the DEAL OR NO DEAL game show for a chance to win combined jackpots.“Scientific Games and our game creation teams congratulate DEAL OR NO DEAL on the return of the show to prime time television,” said Kyle Rogers, executive vice president and general manager licensing at Scientific Games.“We look forward to our partnership with this phenomenal brand in our next blockbuster multi-state lottery game and players event. Like the television show, our lottery instant game and million dollar DEAL OR NO DEAL winner’s event will offer the chance for players to achieve lifelong dreams with exciting risks and rewards along the way.”The instant scratch game will be available at lottery retailers in participating jurisdictions beginning in 2019. The game features a promotion with a second-chance opportunity to enter non-winning tickets to win a theme park vacation.Mark Woollard, commercial director Endemol Shine, added: “The relaunch of DEAL OR NO DEAL in the US is testament to the show’s enduring appeal. There is huge appetite from audiences to engage with the series off-air, and Scientific Games is perfectly placed to deliver the excitement of the series to fans across the US.”last_img read more

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