Jimmie “JJ” Walker (left) and Michael Winslow Miami, FLORIDA – The Pompano Beach Cultural Center has planned a “Dyn-o-mite” night of comedy to celebrate Black History Month next February.The next Pompano Stand-up Live! features two iconic comedians, Jimmie “JJ” Walker and Michael Winslow. Walker, who gained fame on the hit show, Good Times and Winslow, who starred in the Police Academy films, teamed up a couple of years ago for a comedy special We Are Still Here, and now they are bringing their exciting routine to Pompano Beach on Saturday, February 21 at 8 pm.Jimmie Walker will also participate in a special interactive event, Live On The Set, on Friday, February 20 to explore the legacy of Black television.“We are honored to bring these comedy legends to Pompano Beach,” said Phyllis Korab, Cultural Affairs Director. “They called their TV special ‘one for the ages,’ and we cannot wait for them to bring down the house with their iconic brand of comedy! We are also thrilled that Jimmie is participating in Live On The Set, a candid conversation about African Americans’ significant role in television history.”Rising from the streets of New York’s ghettos to television superstardom, Jimmie Walker personifies the great American success story. His catchphrase “Dyn-o-mite!” is part of the modern vernacular, and he became such a major celebrity in the 1970s that Time magazine named him “Comedian of the Decade.”Michael Leslie Winslow is an American actor, beat boxer, and comedian billed as the “Man of 10,000 Sound Effects” for his ability to make realistic sounds using only his voice. He is best known for his roles in all seven Police Academy films as Larvell Jones. He has also appeared in Spaceballs, Cheech and Chong’s Next Movie, The Love Boat, and commercials for Cadbury and GEICO.Pompano Stand-Up Live! also features a DJ, a full bar and concessions. This event may not be appropriate for patrons under 18 years old, all patrons must have a ticket and there is a two-drink minimum.Live on the Set is a family-friendly event that will provide a fascinating and insightful dialogue about the important legacy of Black television during Black History month.The Pompano Beach Cultural Center is proud to introduce Live On The Set, an interactive event that brings the art, artists and audiences together in a night filled with dialogue and candid conversation.
As the Jamaican music fraternity is awakened by the news, tributes have begun rolling in for the great producer. Top reggae and dancehall producer, Robert “Bobby Digital” Dixon has died. The producer succumbed to a kidney-related illness yesterday. He was 59. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, he was the producer for works by Shabba Ranks, Cocoa Tea, Super Cat and Garnett Silk. He explored styles such as dancehall, lovers rock and roots reggae. He also formed his own sound system, Heatwave and later established his own record label, Digital B Records. In the late 1990s, he began to work with artists such as Morgan Heritage, Sizzla, Anthony B and Richie Spice. He was the producer of Sizzla’s Black Woman and Child album of the late 1990s and Morgan Heritage’s Protect Us, Jah. Hit songs produced by Bobby Digital include Buju Banton’s Till I’m Laid To Rest, Cocoa Tea’s Moving On, Sizzla’s Thank You Mama, among many others. Via Instagram, Buju Banton said: “BOBBY DIGITAL. love you from the heart .thanks for giving me the chance as a young man . The lord gave the word. Great were company of those that publish it. Rest …” Bobby Digital was one of the first Jamaican producers to experiment with digital rhythms in the 1980s and went on to become one of Jamaica’s most influential music producers. Una Morgan of Morgan’s Heritage also paid respects to the producer saying, ” Your talents have touched everyone’s career in today’s reggae music fraternity and for MORGAN HERITAGE ….YOU were THE BEGINNING. After MCA, Daddy took us to you and the rest is history. There would be NO Morgan Heritage WITHOUT Bobby Digital.” Bobby Digital is survived by his wife Merva, three children and two grandchildren.
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StumbleUpon Share Submit Share Related Articles Veikkaus calls for early introduction of Finnish age verification measures August 28, 2020 Veikkaus revamping business around responsible gambling objectives November 1, 2019 Finnish ombudsman seeks to break-up Veikkaus control by state departments October 23, 2019 Accuscore has partnered with YLE the national broadcasting company in Finland, to provide the broadcaster with World Cup game predictions and individual player performance projections.These predictions will be integrated to YLE’s Voitto- robot, that automatically generates news articles based on data, during the World Cup all match preview articles on the YLE website will be done by Voitto and will be made up of statistics, predictions and pre-game analysis.Jarkko Ryynänen, product owner at YLE commented: “We want to provide up to date information during hectic World Cup tournament to our viewers quickly”, says: “We will combine human work with automated article generation and that will bring our audience faster, more accurate and interesting content.“Many fans are looking additional information before the games. We want to be objective content provider to meet fans’ demand”, says Tuomas Kanervala, CEO of Accuscore. “As automated text generation will have more applications also in the field of sports news, we are very happy to start working with YLE. This is the first time when our data feeds are integrated directly to the text generation robot.”YLE has a strong presence in Finland, operating four television channels and three channel slots as well as six radio channels and services complemented by over 20 regional radio programmes. Yle also has the most extensive and varied online selection of television and radio programmes in the country.In 2017 Yle reached every Finnish person. Yle TV1 was the most popular television channel in Finland and Yle Radio Suomi most listened radio channel. The public considers Yle to be a reliable source of news and current affairs. The company plays a major role in producing and presenting programmes dealing with national arts, educational programmes and children’s programmes. Yle’s services to the public also cover special and minority groups.AccuScore is a sports simulation company that accurately simulates sporting events prior to their scheduled time. Accuscore defines each player with a unique algorithm and simulate every match approximately 10,000 times. The current licensing and subscription services cover all major US sports and top 12 football leagues round the world. Accuscore provides game predictions as well as individual player performance projections to be used also in fantasy sports.
ARC confirms Belle Vue closure August 3, 2020 Share Submit HBLB gives £3.2m boost to UK racing August 13, 2020 Related Articles HBLB ups prize money commitment by 50% July 31, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Steeped in history and tradition, but it could now be the case that Manchester’s Belle Vue dog track could be at risk, after it was revealed by the Manchester Evening News that there are potential plans to build 243 homes on the site. Having first been built in 1926, the infrastructure is synonymous with the Belle Vue area and is one of the country’s oldest and most well regarded greyhound stadiums. As reported by the Manchester Evening News, a spokesman for Countryside Properties stated: “Countryside are currently preparing proposals for the development of circa. 240 new family homes at the Belle Vue Stadium site at Kirkmanshulme Lane.“Current proposals comprise green landscaping and housing across a variety of tenures.“Our planning team have notified local residents, councillors and stakeholders of the proposed development ahead of submitting a planning application to Manchester City Council.“We are committed to creating places people love and welcome discussions on all aspects of the scheme to ensure it meets local demand for high quality and affordable homes while enhancing the local area.”Last month Mark Bird the MD of the Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB), sent an open letter to Paul Darling, Chairman of the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) and Clive Hawkswood, leader of the Remote Gambling Association (RGA), urging the industry figureheads to support further funding measures for sustaining UK greyhound racing.Bird outlined that greyhound racing is in the midst of a funding crisis, which threatens the Greyhound Board’s ability to maintain its welfare and integrity commitments.The letter emphasised: “The BGRF’s income has declined from circa £14 million in 2008 (£17 million in today’s terms) to £7.2 million in 2017, reflecting the migration of betting turnover from retail to online and mobile platforms.“Until this year, with the notable exception of bet365, none of the major Bookmaker companies have included the turnover of their online betting operations in their voluntary contributions. In addition, some major betting companies do not pay any voluntary levy, or only pay it on part of their estate.”
Share EveryMatrix ups CasinoEngine gamification tools with CompetitionLabs June 29, 2020 BGC: Charities win big as bookies take beating in Britannia Stakes June 19, 2020 Submit Related Articles Share BetVictor boosts casino portfolio with EveryMatrix’s CasinoEngine June 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Yggdrasil has confirmed a new content deal to supply its best-performing casino slots content to online casino and sportsbook operator, BetVictor.The global agreement covers multiple regulated markets and will see BetVictor add Yggdrasil’s award-winning portfolio of video slots.The suite of industry-leading Yggdrasil slots comes complete with its proprietary range of in-game promotional tools, BOOST® which allows promotions to be run from within the game client. This offers maximum cross-sell opportunities and a superior player experience using in-game tournaments and leaderboards, configurable cash races, and gamification features proven to boost retention and engagement.Yggdrasil CEO Fredrik Elmqvist, commented: “We’re delighted to partner with BetVictor, one of the biggest brand names in the betting and gaming sector.“There is significant demand from leading operators for our innovative content that keeps getting better and better, and we’re really looking forward to working with BetVictor.”The partnership comes as the gaming supplier builds on what it described as an “eventful Q2 Period”, in which it maintained continued growth and saw its revenues jump a 65 per cent. Since then, the firm has expanded its portfolio of partners, unveiling a fresh partnership with Genting Casino as well.Speaking after the firm’s strong Q2 results, Elmqvist emphasised: “The second quarter has been active with the launch of Sonya Blackjack, the first game out in our new product vertical Table Games, including our ground-breaking motion capture technology and in-house proprietary client framework platform. We have also had a flying start for our YGS Masters programme and announced partnerships with two independent gaming studios.”
Share StumbleUpon Share Related Articles SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Submit SIS adds Irish Greyhound Derby to its portfolio August 13, 2020 Richard FitzGerald steps down as RMG CEO August 6, 2020 Racing content and data provider Sports Information Services has penned a deal with global operator 888, as part of which it’s to provide its British and Irish greyhound content.Under the terms of the deal the organisation is to deliver its live greyhound pictures and data to the 888sports brand, bringing in excess of 30,000 races each year.In its media release, it’s stated that 888’s customer base is to receive access to a series of regular short-form betting opportunities taking place every eight minutes, with an overall aim of driving engagement as well as dwell time. Chris McKenzie, Head of Product at 888, commented: “We’re thrilled to have partnered with SIS, in a deal which allows us to significantly expand our greyhound offering, with quality live racing from Britain and Ireland.“With SIS’s expertise and a proven betting product, we’re sure that these frequent short-form events will appeal to bettors, and provide them with competitive greyhound racing that will provide a great betting experience, and ultimately boost our greyhound betting revenue.”The greyhound content set set to be provided consists of more than 48 meetings per week from British tracks including Central Park, Crayford, Doncaster, Harlow, Henlow, Hove, Monmore and Romford, as well as Irish action from Curraheen Park, Limerick, Mullingar, Tralee and Youghal.Sandra McWilliams, Director of Sales at SIS, added: “Delivering our British and Irish Greyhound content to 888, one of the industry’s biggest operators, is a major deal for us and further underlines the quality of our racing offer.“With races taking place every eight minutes, 888sport customers will have access to a significant number of quick-fire events throughout the day at times they want to bet, meaning they will be engaged for longer.”This is hot on the heels of a deal completed by SIS alongside Hipódromo Argentino de Palermo, which sees the company become the official distributor of pictures and data from the Buenos Aires based course, on an initial exclusive three-year deal.
Share StumbleUpon Submit Related Articles Share Soft2Bet continues new market drive with Irokobet launch August 26, 2020 TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Better Collective cautious on quick recovery as COVID drags growth momentum August 25, 2020 The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has reminded all licensed incumbents of their duties in ensuring that ‘responsible commercial communications’ are thoroughly maintained during the ongoing global COVID-19 crisis.Writing to operators, the MGA demanded that that responsible communications and engagements are upheld with consumers who have been forced into lockdown or isolation by their national governments.It said: “We remind all licensees that, in accordance with the ‘Commercial Communications Regulations’ to which they are subject, all commercial communications must be socially responsible, especially in light of the current situation.”Issuing a firm warning, the MGA stated that it will take a zero-tolerance approach to any operator that communicates ‘directly or indirectly’ COVID-19 led messaging as a means to communicate with customers.Furthermore, the MGA reminded operator marketing teams that conditions of its communications code must be upheld, with incumbents ensuring that messaging does not:encourage antisocial behavioursuggest that gaming can be a resolution to social, educational, personal or professional problemssuggest that gaming can be an alternative to employmenta solution to financial concerns or a form of financial investmentportray gaming as socially attractive orsuggest that solitary gaming is preferable to social gamingThe MGA urged operators to make sure that affiliates, agencies and marketing partners are aware of its commercial communications requirements during this time of crisis.Closing its statement, the MGA recognised the difficulties faced by incumbents operating during a period in which staff have been forced to work from home, adding that protection of consumers remains the authority’s top priority.
The second iteration of the Esports BAR is heading to the United States following the success of the first in Cannes, France last February. Reed MIDEM, the Paris-based organiser of international B2B markets in entertainment that include MIPTV and MIPCOM for the television and digital content industries and Midem for the music sector, has announced the second edition of Esports BAR in Miami from 18-20 September.Reed MIDEM has suggested that the aim of Esports BAR is to allow companies operating in the esports ecosystem to negotiate related rights, foster business relationships, and create new contacts.Esports BAR in Miami will bring together over 100 pre-selected leading executives from esports teams, leagues and tournaments, game publishers, brands, advertising agencies and related television and online platforms. “This selection process is what makes Esports BAR unique. The idea is to bring together the 100 people who will benefit most from meeting each other. It’s a system of business relationship brokering,” commented Jérôme Delhaye, Director of Reed MIDEM’s Entertainment Division.Designed as a global event bringing together executives from more than 20 countries active in the worldwide esports industry, the upcoming edition of Esports BAR is expected to attract a particularly strong participation from the United States, Latin America and Canada.The event will be comprised of a 1-to-1 summit offering leading executives a full diary of guaranteed pre-scheduled meetings. Business insight sessions will provide delegates with the opportunity to develop their understanding of the esports market and will showcase best practices related to the esports sector. Miami will also see numerous networking events designed to develop relationships within the expanding esports community.“The second edition of Esports BAR is a direct result of the phenomenal reaction we got from delegates when we launched the concept in Cannes in February,” said Reed MIDEM’s Jérôme Delhaye. “We had a 96% satisfaction rating and clear demand for a second event in 2017. What set the inaugural Esports BAR apart from other esports events was the high quality of professionals gathered in one place, dedicated to growing esports into the entertainment of the future. Reed MIDEM aims to accompany the strategic development of this rapidly-evolving industry, just as it has built essential platforms for the growth of the TV and music industries over the past decades.”Among senior delegates who voiced their support for the Esports BAR format was Alban Dechelotte, Senior Entertainment Marketing Manager for The Coca-Cola Company. Speaking at the end of Esports BAR in Cannes, he commented, “This format is exactly what I was dreaming of – meeting the whole esports industry at the same time and in a great place. This is the most efficient event I’ve attended so far.”To provide the most productive esports matchmaking experience possible, Reed MIDEM is supported by an advisory team of esports professionals, which includes Stuart Saw, Twitch’s Director of Esports Strategy, Matthieu Dallon, Esport Strategy Director, Webedia and President, France eSports, Sidney Kim, CEO of Rox Tigers and ROX Orcas OverWatch Team, Ralf Reichert, CEO of ESL, Mike Sepso, Senior VP Activision Blizzard, Wouter Sleijffers, CEO of Fnatic, and Arnd Benninghoff, EVP, MTG and CEO of MTGx Ventures. In its first edition, held in Cannes from 15-17 February, Esports BAR was sold out with a final number of 115 pre-selected leading executives from 69 companies and 18 countries. Among the major companies attending, Esports BAR in Cannes welcomed digital platforms Twitch, Facebook and YouTube, media giants Orange, Vivendi, Univision and Discovery, game publishers EA, Activision Blizzard, Bandai and Rovio, esports key players such as ESL, ESWC and Webedia, teams SK Gaming, Vitality, Fnatic, and major brands and agencies including Lagardère Sports, IBM, Sennheiser and The Coca Cola Company. The company has also revealed that it shall be expanding its Cannes offering for 2018. Disclaimer: ESI was media partnered for Esports BAR Cannes 2017.
Chelsea legend Didier Drogba was full of delight when Chelsea booked their place in the final of the UEFA Europa League on Thursday night.Star man Eden Hazard scored the winning penalty for the Blues in a penalty shootout win over German side Eintracht Frankfurt, after the tie ended 2-2 on aggregate.Chelsea keeper Kepa Arizabalaga was the hero as he saved two crucial spot kicks to give Chelsea victory.Chelsea will face London rivals Arsenal in the final on June 1, after the Gunners overcame Spanish side Valencia in the other semi final.Watch Drogba’s celebration below:Well done My People @chelseafc 💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙Another final!!!on the road to Baku @europaleague Let’s win it NOW pic.twitter.com/s4ONSdJe2e— Didier Drogba (@didierdrogba) May 10, 2019Drogba scored 164 goals in 381 appearances for Chelsea in two spells at the club.