Haitian beauty captivates Canada

first_imgLilliane Ulysse The beauty of the Haitian people is now being exposed to the world.Following in the footsteps of the Miss Universe second place finish of Raquel Pelissier, another Haitian beauty is now turning heads, this time in Canada.Liliane Ulysse, is a contestant in the Miss Canada 2016 competition and is currently placed fifth. From all reports her chances to come out on top are very real.Born in Haiti, Liliale Ulysse arrived in Canada at the age of 12 years. She is a graduate student in Sociology and International Development at the Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO).Lilliane Ulysse described as an inspiration to young peopleDetermined, positive, responsible, dynamic, ambitious and persevering are some of the adjectives she uses to describe herself.On Tuesday the Caribbean native met with Haitian Consul Justin Viard, and members of the Cultural Affairs and Communication Section. Viard o described her as open-minded and naturally curious.“She always seeks to meet new people and discover new cultures. She is a source of inspiration and motivation for young people in Canada and around the world. The Consulate General of Haiti in Montreal unreservedly supports the candidacy of Liliane Ulysse and asks the Haitian Community of Montreal and all the compatriots around the world to regroup behind her so that her dream becomes reality and that vibrates again the Haitian pride on a global scale,” he said.Fans of Liliale Ulysse can cast their votes at www.misscanada.org/liliane-u/ before the final Grand Gala which will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the Sheraton Hotel in Laval.last_img read more

Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department to flush lines with chlorine

first_imgTo maintain quality in the county’s water distribution system, the Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department will temporarily modify its treatment process.From June 5 to July 3, the county will use a stronger disinfection process to produce chlorine residual instead of a chloramine residual. Hydrant flushing will also be increased during this time.Customers served by the Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department may notice a slight chlorine taste or odor in their tap water during this period. These temporary conditions will not cause adverse health effects.If you are especially sensitive to the taste or odor of chlorine, keep an open container of drinking water in your refrigerator for a few hours to allow the chlorine to dissipate.Users of home dialysis machines, owners of tropical fish and managers of stores and restaurants with fish and shellfish holding tanks, are advised to seek professional advice as the method for removing chlorine residuals differs from removing chloramine residuals from tap water.last_img read more

Trinidad considers pepper spray, tasers for women

first_img40 women murdered so far this yearHe was responding to a question from Couva North MP Ramona Ramdial who asked about the use of such weapons as a measure of personal protection in the light of 40 women being murdered thus far this year.Asked by Tabaquite MP Suruj Rambachan whether Williams had indicated how long he would take to make a decision “in the interest of women who continue to be brutally murdered”, Rowley said he did not know of any specific date, but knew the commissioner was giving the matter “active consideration and we anticipate a decision in the not too distant future”.Asked by Tabaquite MP Suruj Rambachan whether Williams had indicated how long he would take to make a decision “in the interest of women who continue to be brutally murdered”, Rowley said he did not know of any specific date, but knew the commissioner was giving the matter “active consideration and we anticipate a decision in the not too distant future”. Trinidad and Tobago is looking at arming its female citizens with pepper spray and tasers in a bid to stave off a rising tide of crime.The country’s Prime Minister Keith Rowley announced recently that Acting Commissioner of Police, Stephen Williams, is actively considering the use of non-lethal weapons such as tasers and pepper spray for citizens, women and particularly the security services. Resumption of hangingOn the issue of the resumption of hangings of convicted murderers, the Prime Minister said pro bono advice had been obtained from Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj SC and had been forwarded to the Attorney General.last_img read more

Miami Carnival 2017 Kicks Off This Weekend!

first_imgIt may not have the international acclaim of counterparts in Rio, or Trinidad or Toronto, but Miami Carnival is right up there in terms of pomp and revelry.Junior CarnivalThe 33rd renewal of the annual fete kicks off on September 30 with a Junior Carnival at Central Broward Regional Park; it ends October 8 with the Miami Carnival Parade and Concert at Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds.John BeckfordJohn Beckford is marketing director and a board member of Miami Carnival. This is his 23rd year involved with the event which he believes has grown considerably since it was first held in 1985.“It has grown tremendously, but there is still room to grow more! It is remarkable the amount of tourists that come in for Carnival,” he said.According to Beckford, Miami Carnival long transcended its Caribbean tag and has become truly cosmopolitan. He said fans from Norway, Japan, Portugal, Germany and Italy have helped diversify the party in the last 10 years.Bona fide economic earnerThat growth, he noted, has seen the eight-day party become a bona fide economic earner for the region. He points to business picking up for airlines, local hotels and restaurants just before and during Carnival.With the forces of nature putting a damper on things locally through Hurricane Irma, Beckford said Miami Carnival is even more important this year.“I think the hurricanes have people wanting an opportunity to forget about all the trials and troubles this hurricane season has thrown our way.”Beckford was born in California but raised in Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. Calypso, soca and Carnival were a part of his upbringing. Since moving to Miami in 1985, he has actively participated in the city’s Carnival.Need more children participationHe would like to see the children and grandchildren of West Indians participating more in Miami Carnival.“They participate in the Junior Carnival, but we do need to get more kids involved so that the culture is sustained for the decades to come. My wife and I make sure the kids participate each year for the Junior Carnival and we invite our friends and family to come out and support them,” Beckford explained.Three weeks after Irma Miami Carnival is taking place three weeks after Hurricane Irma damaged sections of South Florida. Irma, followed by Hurricane  Maria, caused considerable destruction in the Caribbean islands of Anguilla, Barbuda, Dominica, and the British and US Virgin Islands.As revelers party at the Miami Carnival, they’ll have those affected by the hurricanes in their hearts.“We are working with Miami Foundation and the Caribbean Strong hurricane relief efforts. As an organization, we have donated $5,000 towards the relief fund and individual members have given of their time, items and money. We will also be collecting $1 per patron at all events that will be donated to the Miami Foundation,” said Beckford. “We are shoulder to shoulder with our Caribbean brothers and sisters, not just now during this hurricane relief effort, but always.”Miami Carnival 2017 itinerarySaturday, September 30Junior CarnivalTime: Noon – 10 pmLocation: Central Broward Regional Park-3700 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill, FL 33311Admission: $10, Children under 10 are free with a paid adult.Friday, October 6Fantastic Friday – Noon – 4 pm-Location: Central Broward Regional Park.4 pm -11 pm: Miami Carnival (King/Queen/Individual/Panorama Competition)Admission — Online advance tickets; $15Saturday, October 7, 2017Miami-Broward Official J’OuvertLocation: Central Broward Regional Park. Time:7 am – 3 pmAdmission: $25 Online pre-sold.Sunday, October 8Miami Carnival Parade and ConcertLocation: Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds-10901 SW 24th Street, Miami, FL 33165Time: 11 am – 11 pmAdmission: Online pre-sold – $30,VIP Experience Carnival Day – $100.last_img read more

Bob Marley featured on Irish football club’s new jersey

first_imgBohemian FC’s Bob Marley jersey. Credit: @bfcdublin’s | Twitter Reggae legend Bob Marley may be dead, but he is ‘stayin alive’ in many places, including on the new jersey of a popular Irish football club. The Dublin-based Bohemian FC, which plays in the Ireland Premiership Division, on Tuesday unveiled its 2019 away kit – a white jersey with an image of Marley’s face emblazoned across the front.The club said it made the move to celebrate the 38th anniversary of the Jamaican reggae icon’s performance at its stadium.“This jersey, designed by Bohemian FC in conjunction with our new kit supplier O’Neills, gives a nod to that history – and to the stadium’s special place in the hearts of both football and music fans,” the club said on its website.The kit also features the Rastafarian red, green and gold stripes on the left side and on the sleeves of the shirt.Marley is among a number of musicians who have played at Bohemian FC’s Dalymount Park grounds. Other performers include Black Sabbath, Faith no More and Ice Cube.The jerseys are available for pre-order at a cost of 52 pounds for adults and 43 pounds for children.last_img read more

St. Lucia named world’s leading honeymoon destination for 2018

first_imgSt. Lucia has been named the 2018 World’s Leading Honeymoon Destination.This was disclosed at the World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final 2018 program held last weekend in  Lisbon, Portugal.The destination was nominated among the top Honeymoon hotspots around the world, including Cartagena de Indias, Colombia; Jamaica; the Maldives; Maui, Hawaii, USA; Mauritius;Miami Beach, Florida, USA; and Paris, France.  This is the island’s tenth World’s Leading Honeymoon Destination Award, but only its first title since 2010.No other destination has won the coveted title as many times – St Lucia’s closest rival is Mauritius, which has won four times.Acting CEO of the SLTA, Tiffany Howard, said “This award puts Saint Lucia in a class of its own in the area of Honeymoons and Romance. To be named amongst the most amazing destinations in the world is a huge honour, but topping them all to win this title is a very gratifying achievement.”To commemorate the award, the St Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA) Wednesday unveiled a massive billboard outside the Hewanorra International Airport announcing its most recent title and highlighting some aspects of the island that won its acclaim as the leading honeymoon destination.On September 23 the island was named the WTA Caribbean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination which put the island in contention for the World title.The World Travel Awards is the most prestigious and sought after awards program in the global travel and tourism industry.  It was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry, marking 2018 as the 25th anniversary of the World Travel Awards program.last_img read more

Jamaica Tourist Board Congratulates Miss World 2019, Toni-Ann Singh

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica – On the heels of being named one of the Top 20 Destinations for 2020 by Forbes, Jamaica has again outsized itself by copping the Miss World crown for the fourth time.Miss Toni-Ann Singh was awarded the coveted title over the weekend at ExCeL London, having outshone the first runner-up Ophély Mézino of France and second runner-up Suman Rao of India.“The Jamaica Tourist Board offers sincere congratulations to Miss Toni-Ann Singh on this tremendous achievement,” said Donovan White, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism. “Jamaica is a land of extraordinary people. The energy of our people is unique and we have an irresistible vibe which is anything but run of the mill. Miss Singh is a true example of Jamaica’s outsized personality on the global stage having won this coveted title through her dancing and singing talent.“These latest events lend credence to the destination’s claims to be the heartbeat of the world,” White continued. “Considering the size of the island, and the huge influence we have had in areas such as sports, entertainment, science and cuisine, it is no wonder the island is experiencing tremendous growth in tourism.  Miss Singh’s popularity during the pageant is a reflection of that infectious vibe.”Miss Singh is a Jamaican-American beauty pageant titleholder who was previously crowned Miss Jamaica World 2019. She secured her place in the top 40 out of more than 100 other hopefuls from around the world by winning the talent competition at the “Beauty with a Purpose” Gala. In addition to dancing to Jamaican singer Koffee’s “Toast,” she also sang Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing.”Miss World is the oldest running international beauty pageant. Along with Miss Universe, Miss International and Miss Earth, Miss World is one of the Big Four international pageant competitions.  Since its launch in 1951, the Miss World organization has raised more than $300 million for children’s charities that help disabled and underprivileged children.last_img read more

Jamaica Tourist Board-Sponsored Rebel Salute Delights Reggae Music Enthusiasts

first_imgAbove: Queen Ifrica and Beenie Man were among the acts delivering stellar performances at Rebel Salute 2020 held at Grizzlys Plantation Cove in Ocho Rios on Saturday, January 18.Below: Ugandan politician and pop star Bobi Wine made a return to the stage of Rebel Salute. Wine, now the Leader of the Opposition in Uganda and selected for the TIME 100 next list, thrilled fans on Friday, January 17.One the major highlights of this year’s show was the Dub Plate Display on Saturday night, featuring one of the pioneers in Jamaica’s sound system arena, Jack Scorpio, alongside Dynamq, aka the Sudanese Child/River Nile Crocodile, a multi-award-winning sound clash selector from South Sudan, Africa. In an out-of-the-box moment, both selectors showcased their skills playing their “dubplates” in a clashlike atmosphere, which left the reggae music fans wanting more. Above:  Camile Glenister, Deputy Director of Tourism, Marketing at the JTB (left) and Safi James-Barrow, Destination Marketing Manager at the JTB pose with festival principal Tony Rebel OCHO RIOS, JAMAICA – January 22, 2020 – The 27th staging of Rebel Salute is being hailed as a resounding success. Approximately 20,000 local and international fans attended the two-day festival, billed as The People’s Show, at Grizzlys Plantation Cove in Ocho Rios. The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) was among the sponsors of the festival which for nearly three decades has made a significant contribution towards the preservation of reggae music.last_img read more

Kiron integrates Link2Win’s Supervivo on its Betman Online RGS

first_img StumbleUpon Submit Betgenius expands virtual sports range with Kiron August 20, 2020 Share Kiron extends Nordics presence with Complianza deal July 22, 2020 Share Related Articles Kiron goes global with AGTech deal May 12, 2020 Virtual games specialist Kiron Interactive has agreed a deal to integrate Link2Win’s Supervivo product on its Betman Online Remote Gaming System (RGS).Supervivo is an innovative, patented product which offers a unique draw mechanism that gives players the opportunity to win large fixed or progressive jackpots alongside their regular bets.The system uniquely ranks each player from first to last and it can guarantee a sole winner if required, giving flexibility when structuring game types over both instant or scheduled based games.Steven Spartinos, CEO of Kiron Interactive, said: “We’re always on the lookout for ways to give our customers something new and exciting and we have done exactly that with Supervivo.“Virtual games are becoming an ever more important vertical within the industry, and it’s vital we continue to drive innovation to keep virtuals at the forefront of gaming.”John Reid, CEO at Link2Win, added: “Supervivo is an exciting and unique product and we are really excited to have agreed a partnership with Kiron Interactive.“When it comes to virtual games you don’t get much better than Kiron, so it’s great our product will be available to their customers. We are confident this deal will be highly beneficial for both parties.”last_img read more

Scientific Games secures full upgrade for Szerencsejáték Zrt Hungary

first_img Xtremepush secures ‘OpenMarket’ supplier accreditation   August 26, 2020 Share FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Submit Share Perelman fund reviews majority shareholding in Scientific Games July 16, 2020 Pat McHughNasdaq-listed industry technology provider, Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has expanded its existing relationship with Hungary state-owned gambling operator Szerencsejáték Zrt, upgrading its full services portfolio.A client of SGC since 1997, Szerencsejáték Zrt will upgrade its gambling systems to a new omni-channel framework servicing its digital verticals and active 5,000 retail betting points.The upgrade sees Szerencsejáték Zrt further install a new SG Digital sports betting platform, enhancing its consumer mobile and in-play wagering offering.“Since migrating our online sports betting platform to a Scientific Games solution, we now have one company providing advanced gaming technology that supports our entire gaming portfolio,” said David Csillag, CIO for Szerencsejáték Zrt.“The new technology accelerates the implementation of our IT strategy, drives efficient operations and lower maintenance costs, and creates a seamless gaming experience for our players.”At retail level, SGC has moved to install new games content including its inventory of draw-based lottery and sports games, boosting Szerencsejáték Zrt distribution channel.“We are now supporting Szerencsejáték Zrt. in a multi-channel gaming environment,” said Pat McHugh, Senior Vice President, Global Lottery Systems for Scientific Games.“Our ability to seamlessly integrate end-to-end solutions for all products in their portfolio is core to our strategy of providing significant value to our lottery customers. Since migrating to Scientific Games’ latest platforms, Szerencsejáték has successfully executed on their business plan and has become one of the fastest growing lotteries in Europe, achieving double-digit growth year-over-year. Our advanced technology helps Szerencsejáték Zrt. implement its new strategy and become a very innovative gaming company.”last_img read more