Italian Wedding Soup Taking a break from the same type of chicken soup, want to try some more Italian in your life? Mamma Mia! Try Italian wedding soup. The term wedding soup derived from the Italian phrase “minestra maritata”, married soup, which refers to the “marriage” of the greens and broth combination. Serving the dish at weddings are completely optional. What you’ll need:½ lb of lean ground beef1 egg, beaten2 tablespoons of breadcrumbs1 tablespoon of parmesan cheese½ teaspoon of dried basil½ teaspoon of onion powder5 ¾ cup of chicken broth2 cups of chopped spinach½ cup of uncooked orzo pasta1/3 cup of finely chopped carrot What you need to do:1. Combine meat, egg, bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, basil and onion powder in a medium sized bowl. Mix together and for meat into ¾ inch balls.2. In a large sauce pan, heat up the broth to a boil. Stir in spinach, orzo, carrots and meatballs you’ve just created.3. Let the combination boil and then reduce to medium heat.4. Cook a slow boil for 10 minutes or until the orzo become tender. Stir to avoid sticking.5. Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top6. Serve to hungry friends and family
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on Tuesday launched CampusDrugPrevention.gov, a new website focused on preventing and addressing college drug use.“We must talk to folks about the dangers and consequences of drug abuse, and base those conversations on facts and science,” said DEA Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg. “With this website, we put valuable information in the hands of higher education leaders who can use it to enlighten, teach, and change the culture.”Website support drug abuse preventionThis new website is DEA’s latest effort to support drug abuse prevention programs on college campuses and in surrounding communities. The website was created as a one-stop resource for professionals working to prevent drug abuse on Colleges. The website is for the use of students, ng educators, student health centers, and student affairs personnel. It also serves as a useful tool for parents, and others involved in campus communities.CampusDrugPrevention.gov offers valuable information, including data, news updates, drug scheduling and penalties, publications, research, national and statewide conferences and events, state and local prevention contacts, and resources available from DEA’s federal partners. The website also includes a “Help a Friend” resource to educate and prepare those who plan to talk to their friends or loved ones about drug use concerns.Research show high drug use on college campusesResearchers at the University of Michigan conducted a nationwide study called “Monitoring the Future.” The study indicated the daily use of marijuana by college students is the highest it’s been in thirty years. Astoundingly, 1 in 20 students smokes or digests some form of the illicit substance every 24 hours.Jamaican-American Lauderhill reside Monica Leslie, eldest daughter is scheduled to begin college in August. Leslie is grateful for the DEA website. “Drug use and sexual assault o college campus have me very concerned,” she told CNW.Marijuana is not the only substance that’s on the rise on college campuses, the study found. Fifty-one percent of full-time college students used an illicit substance some point in their lives. Thirty-nine percent of those surveyed consumed such a substance within the last year. According to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, though Americans account for approximately 4 percent of the world’s population, they consume nearly two-thirds of its illegal drugs.
Poll FindingsThe poll also revealed:91% of respondents indicated that they believed health care professionals to be trustworthy.Over three quarters (79%) of respondents described SCD as “more important” or “just as important” as other health conditions.Most respondents (76%) had positive or neutral attitudes toward SCD clinical trials and a majority indicated a willingness to participate in future clinical trials for SCD, given appropriate knowledge and recommendations from health care professionals.Historically, clinical trial recruitment obstacles have been a barrier in SCD research. In a review of 174 SCD trials, difficulty enrolling patients was the stated cause in nearly half of the trials that terminated early. The sickle cells die early, which causes a constant shortage of red blood cells. Also, when they travel through small blood vessels, they get stuck and clog the blood flow. This can cause pain and other serious problems such infection, acute chest syndrome and stroke. Find Out MoreTo find out more about SCD, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/sicklecell/index.html SCD is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders. Healthy red blood cells are round, and they move through small blood vessels to carry oxygen to all parts of the body. In SCD, the red blood cells become hard and sticky and look like a C-shaped farm tool called a “sickle.” People with SCD can live full lives and enjoy most of the activities that other people do. A recent poll designed to deepen understanding and gauge perceptions around sickle cell disease (SCD) among African Americans was conducted recently by Pfizer Inc., the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), and scholars from Howard University. This new poll revealed that while the majority of respondents were familiar with SCD and understood the disease in general, only one-third (36%) was aware that it disproportionately affects people of African descent. “These poll findings will give our readers an in-depth understanding of how sickle cell disease is perceived by African Americans,” said Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., President of NNPA, a trade association of 211 African American-owned community newspapers from around the US. “With this knowledge from the dedicated research team at Howard University, and through our collaboration with Pfizer, we can spur meaningful conversation and assess the best ways to improve disease education for those impacted in our communities.” About Sickle Cell DiseaseSickle Cell Disease is a genetic condition that is present at birth. It is inherited when a child receives two sickle cell genes—one from each parent. This new revelation now demonstrates that among African Americans, there is a critical need for education and awareness. About the PollThe National Poll of African Americans on Sickle Cell Disease Awareness questionnaire was conducted via a telephone interviewing system by the Howard University Interdisciplinary Research Team on behalf of Pfizer Inc. and the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) between June 15, 2017 and July 15, 2017. A total of 741 surveys were completed, drawing from 31,934 telephone calls made that resulted in polling answers from 741 individuals aged 20–70 living across the US, who identified as being of African American ethnicity. Poll respondents were selected from individuals who had agreed to participate in the survey through the Howard University Interdisciplinary Research Team. Results are weighted to the African American population projected by the Census in the American Community Survey. The poll was conducted using a nationally representative survey of the African American population to accurately measure the knowledge, perceptions, and behavior of the community with regard to sickle cell disease. The majority of respondents, (79%), understood the importance of disease education and expressed the need for additional current information, specifically regarding pain relief, clinical trials, and progress toward better treatment or a cure. “We are encouraged by the poll results as they have allowed us to gain a better understanding of the perceptions of SCD among African Americans. These insights will not only help us determine how to further enhance disease education and awareness, but will also help us educate SCD patients and their families about the importance of clinical trials in bringing novel treatment options to market for those in need,” said Dr. Kevin W. Williams, Chief Medical Officer, Pfizer Rare Disease. Important Facts about the Sickle-Cell DiseaseThe most important facts regarding SCD are:Sickle cell disease is a lifelong and debilitating disorder that affects red blood cells.It is the most common inherited blood disorder in the US.Most people living with sickle cell disease are of African descent.SCD occurs in one out of every 365 African American births.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad(CMC) – The Trinidad Ministry of National Security says that it will be implementing a ban on glass bottles during the upcoming Carnival season.During a recent meeting, officials from the Ministry said talks surrounding the proposed ban progressed positively in discussions with key Carnival stakeholders.The meeting focused on a flexible enforcement approach as well as implementation considerations.“All participants in the consultation process expressed their full support for the intended ban on glass bottles on Carnival Monday and Tuesday, agreeing that the thrust will create a safer and cleaner environment,” said a statement from the Ministry.The ban on glass bottles is expected to take effect from 4:00 am on Carnival Monday February 24, to 12:00 midnight on Carnival Tuesday February 25.The National Security Ministry added that a public education drive on the collaborative initiative entitled “Clean Scene, Safe Scene” will be launched in the coming days.
In Caribbean News, Jamaica’s labor and security minister, Shahine Robinson died on May 29 at the age of 66 years old. Robinson, who was also the member of parliament for North-East St. Ann, died at her home in St. Ann. She had fallen gravely ill weeks before her death amid a two-year battle with cancer. Robinson was previously a naturalised citizen of the United States before obtaining a Certificate of Loss of Nationality in December 2010. She is a graduate of the Miami Dade College, with an associate degree in Marketing and a diploma in Public Relations. She was a member of the Jamaica Labour Party since 2001. Today’s newscast is brought to you by the Florida Department of Health; To help stop the spread of COVID-19, The Florida Department of Health in Broward County reminds everyone to practice social distancing, wash your hands often with soap and water and cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing. Coming up in the newscast, South Florida joins nationwide protests after the killing of George Floyd, Miami-Dade postpones the reopening of beaches and Jamaica mourns the death of labor minister Shahine Robinson. For more information on these and other stories, visit CNWNETWORK.com. Remember to pick up this week’s copy of our Caribbean National Weekly at your nearest Caribbean – American outlet. Now for the news in the detail In Sports News, the West Indies cricket board has slashed staff and player incomes in half, in an attempt to remain viable amidst financial troubles due to COVID-19. The cricket board said that the move is temporary but that they had no choice, given the challenges that they have faced. Retainers and allowances for directors and executive management are also being slashed by half. The board says it hopes the temporary measures will only be in place for three to six months. You’ve been watching CNW90, I’m… Over the weekend, the South Florida community joined in nationwide protests over the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died under the of Minneapolis police. Hundreds of demonstrators lined the streets of Tampa, Coral Gables, Lauderhill and Miami on Saturday and Sunday to protest police brutality. Protests in Miami turned violent, which resulted in the arrest of over 50 people. Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez later issued a countywide curfew beginning at 9 PM. The city of Miami also has its own curfew of 8 PM. In the meantime, Miami-Dade has postponed the reopening of county beaches amid the unrest resulting from protests. County beaches were set to reopen today, June 1, but Miami-Dade Mayor yesterday announced that beaches will remain closed until the curfew order is lifted. Apartment and private community pools may still reopen as planned. Pools at Goulds park, A.D. Barnes Park and Oak Grove Park will also reopen. Hotels will also be able to expand accommodations. With a look at some of the top stories making the news today, June 1 across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida, I’m…for CNW 90.
RelatedWSL Season Opener: Liverpool Beat Rivals Everton In OpenerSeptember 23, 2017In “Europe”UEFA Women’s Champions League: Manchester City Join Chelsea In Last 16; Glasgow City Suffer HeartbreakOctober 13, 2017In “England”Premier League Review: Manchester United See Off Chelsea To Go Second As Tottenham Secure Top Four Spot With Late WinFebruary 25, 2018In “England” Manchester City women have moved to the top of the Women’s Super League (WSL) after they thrashed Bristol City 4-0 at home thus emulating their male team’s dominance in the English Premier League (EPL).Izzy Christiansen scored an 8th minute penalty after she was brought down in the box to put her team ahead at the Academy Stadium before Claire Emslie doubled the lead with seven minutes left in the first half.Abbie McManus added a third goal in the second half with a curling left-footed effort before Jen Beattie scored a fourth to wrap up Manchester City Women’s fifth straight league win.The victory was enough to take the team two points clear of former leaders Chelsea who drop to second place after a 2-2 draw at Reading.Sunday Results:Reading Women 2-2 Chelsea LadiesArsenal Women 3-0 Sunderland LadiesMan City Women 4-0 Bristol City WomenStandings (5 Games):Man City Women 15 pointsChelsea Ladies 13 pointsArsenal Women 10 pointsLiverpool Ladies 9 pointsReading Women 8 pointsSunderland Ladies 6 pointsBirmingham City Ladies 4 pointsBristol City Women 4 pointsEverton Ladies 3 pointsYeovil Town Ladies 0 point
Internet Vikings appoints ‘marketing pro’ Stefan Backlund as corporate advisor March 20, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Share Share SBC Magazine Issue 8: International expansion and picking up the sporting slack April 7, 2020 SBC Digital Summit: ‘Cashless’ environments to take centre stage when retail returns – Samuel Barrett April 30, 2020 Trustly is sponsoring Betting on Football 2017, the fourth edition of the largest international football and betting trade conference at Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge.Ahead of the 3-5 May event, we spoke to Trustly Director of Gaming Sam Barrett about why football is such an attractive sport for betting, how the market is changing from a consumer perspective and what new technology will have the biggest impact on football betting.SBC: Why is football such an attractive sport for betting?SB: Plain and simple, football is the world’s most popular sport, with more than 3.5 billion fans gathering in arenas and in front of TVs to cheer on their favourite teams. When it comes to betting, the Beautiful Game offers more betting markets than any other sport. You can bet on the number of throw-ins, corners and pretty much anything that could happen minute to minute. Combine that with the fact that it’s played all year round, with major international tournaments held in the summer when most other sports are out of season, and you get almost limitless opportunities for betting.SBC: From a consumer perspective, how is football betting changing?SB: For consumers, instant gratification has become a hygiene factor. They want to be able to place bets on in-play action and interact with the game as it’s happening. This puts operators under an increasing pressure to provide as many betting markets as possible and ensure the feed is up to date. As a result, there’s a real need for a solution that lets consumers deposit funds instantly and directly in the betting interface. We believe Trustly’s new Direct Debit product is a brilliant solution for that.Wearable technology will also be an interesting space to watch. It’s gaining traction and pretty soon we might see consumers able to place bets while on a run via a smartwatch.SBC: What new technology do you feel will have the biggest impact on football betting?SB: Trustly’s new Direct Debit product lets consumers register a digital direct debit mandate once and then make subsequent deposits instantly with just one click. It takes less than a minute to sign up and the process is just as simple as making a payment with Trustly. It also eliminates the need for paperwork on the merchant side, which has traditionally been a major burden. We see Trustly Direct Debit as an evolution in payments, but a revolution in convenience and speed. It has the potential to make a real impact on football betting.Beyond payments, wearable technologies also have huge potential if they continue to gain traction. A future where consumers can place bets from anywhere and at anytime is really exciting, especially if it can be done using a voice recognition API.SBC: What key agenda, debate or discussion do you want to hear at BOFCON 2017?SB: There are so many great speakers and discussions happening at BOFCON, but we are especially looking forward to “New brands in football betting” and “Creative approach – innovation in football betting” for a peek into what the future of football will look like. And, of course, “Scandinavia: a hotbed of gambling innovation” will be fun to hear because Trustly is a Swedish company. Submit
Doncaster*Act to be announced shortly*Saturday 19 August StumbleUpon Seeking to further engage audiences at its racecourses during 2017, Arena Racing Company has formed a ‘live entertainment’ partnership with new UK online bookmaker Sun Bets.Starting this Saturday 20 May at Doncaster Racecourse ARC and Sun Bets launch ‘Sun Bets Music Live’ which will see international chart topping performers appearing across ARC’s racecourses this summer.Sun Bets have booked the Kaiser Chiefs, Boyzone, Mark Ronson, UB40 and The Human League to perform at ARC venues this summer. Also returning this year after successful events last summer are DJs Sara Cox and Vernon Kay.“We are really excited to announce our full music line up for the summer. Across our racecourses, we look to offer a range of acts to appeal to existing and new customers who we look forward to welcoming for a great entertainment experience. Commented Mark Spincer, Director of Operations for ARC,“We are delighted to continue to work with Sun Bets to sponsor our venues. As sponsors of the All-Weather Championships and the inaugural Northern Stayers Series Sun Bets are valuable partners of ARC and British Racing.”Head of PR for Sun Bets, Tim Reynolds, commented on the live intiative “Sun Bets has a strong relationship with ARC racecourses and we are pleased to have the opportunity to expand this to include Sun Bets Music Live. Our customers are racing fans and to be able to enjoy top sport followed by live music is a great experience we know everyone will love.”The full line up for Sun Bets Music Live events is below with tickets purchasable from each racecourse’s website: Share Tabcorp eyes joining the National Lottery’s hot pursuit January 27, 2020 New look ARC revamps executive leadership team February 18, 2020 BathUB40Friday 2 June UttoxeterKaiser ChiefsSaturday 20 May Royal Windsor*Act to be announced shortly*Saturday 26 August UttoxeterMr & Mrs Jones DJ Set – The Feeling’s Richard Jones and Sophie Ellis-BextorFriday 28 July DoncasterUB40Saturday 20 May ARC continues financial support for greyhound trainers during COVID-19 shutdown April 15, 2020 UttoxeterSara Cox DJThursday 15 June Submit RacecoursePerformerDate Royal WindsorVernon Kay DJSaturday 1 July Share SedgefieldCraig Charles DJThursday 31 August DoncasterMark RonsonSaturday 1 July Related Articles WolverhamptonThe Human LeagueSaturday 9 September
Playtech goes live in the US with bet365 August 7, 2020 Retail closures have ‘severe’ impact on Playtech August 5, 2020 Submit Share Share FTSE-listed industry platform and technology provider Playtech Plc continues its expansion within the financial services sector, moving to acquire all assets of Alpha UK, a B2B risk-management and trading systems’ supplier.Issuing a market update, Playtech informs that it has acquired Alpha’s international client portfolio, the firm’s proprietary technologies, its B2B platform, development and trading teams plus all intellectual properties.Playtech will acquire Alpha assets placing an initial upfront payment of $5 million, with the company being further rewarded with EBITDA payments for 2017, 2018 and 2019, Playtech has capped the deal’s total consideration at $150 million.Further to its update, Playtech informs that it has rebranded its Financial Services division to the ‘TradeTech Group’ in order to ‘reflect the full capabilities of the businesses within the division’.Moving forward, Playtech’s TradeTech division will compromise of the following assets:TradeTech Alpha, created to deliver a dedicated, industry leading, B2B solution delivering market made liquidity, professional bespoke trade execution, and risk servicesMarkets.com, a brand operated by Safecap as a provider of CFD and FX trading platformsMarketsPro, a newly established dedicated B2C brand for high-net worth clients, following the acquisition of assets from Alpha Capital MarketsCFH, which will continue to provide tier 1 FX liquidity services and multi-asset execution through its best of breed proprietary brokerage technologyRon Hoffman, Chief Executive Officer of Playtech’s Financials Division, TradeTech Group, commented on the corporate update “This is a significant step in the evolution of TradeTech. The financial trading industry is driven by the core capabilities of platform technology, customer acquisition and retention, CRM management, and financial trading and risk management expertise. The acquisition of Alpha’s high-quality technology and teams of industry experts will significantly deepen our expertise in trading and risk management, allowing TradeTech Group to offer a full turnkey solution to B2B clients across the industry.’Muhammad Al-Amin Rasoul, Chief Executive Officer of Alpha, said: “This is a natural fit for Alpha. The strength of TradeTech Group’s management team and asset base will provide us with a platform to grow our offering with TradeTech Alpha. Not only does TradeTech offer everything that you need for a complete B2B solution for brokers, but you can get that solution from the most financially secure company in the industry. We could not be happier to join the family and start this next exciting chapter at TradeTech Group with the newly launched TradeTech Alpha brand.” Related Articles StumbleUpon Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020
GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Related Articles Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season August 21, 2020 Share Submit Alex Apati – LadbrokesLadbrokes marketing has confirmed the appointment of former Arsenal and England defender Lee Dixon as ‘World Cup Russia 2018 Ambassador’.Dixon who will a Russia 2018 lead pundit for ITV Sports and NBC Soccer will be providing Ladbrokes with exclusive content and opinion on World Cup 2018 matches, proceedings and team updates.Undertaking his first duties as Ladbrokes World Cup Ambassador, Dixon took part in this weekend’s live stream of ‘Ladbrokes World Cup 2018 Preview’ streamed live on Ladbrokes Facebook Page and @Ladbrokes Twitter alongside ex-footballer and Sky Sports broadcaster, Scott Minto, Mark Langdon of the Racing Post, and Ladbrokes PR Executive Alex Apati.Dixon has previously worked with Ladbrokes, having featured in the legacy bookmaker’s first ever TV-advert back in 2007.Commenting on the appointment of Dixon as ‘Russia 2018 Ambassador’, Alex Apati stated that Ladbrokes marketing wanted to create the most insightful and engaging content for all types of audiences during World Cup 2018.“We’re delighted to have Lee on board once again and look forward to hearing his expert analysis and insight for the duration of what looks to be a fantastic World Cup.”Ladbrokes – World Cup Russia 2018 Preview Show Share Spotlight delivers Racing Post translated services for Pari-Engineering Russia August 26, 2020 StumbleUpon