Recipe: Cou Cou (Barbados)

first_imgCouCou By Celina DeCastroCou cou derived from the island’s African ancestry and was considered a regular meal for the slaves who were brought from Africa to Barbados. This cornmeal and okra infused side dish when paired with flying fish, this creates the national dish of Barbados.  Cou Cou is considered like grits or polenta.What you’ll need:8 oz of fine corn meal12 okras1 medium sized onion, chopped3 tbsp of butterWaterSalt to tasteWhat to do:Place cornmeal into a bowl, fill enough water to cover the cornmeal.Cut the stems off the top and bottom of the okras, and slice into 1/4-inch-thick ringsPut sliced okra in a saucepan with water, chopped onion and salt. Boil the combination over medium heat until the okras soften.Strain okras from water and set aside the liquidAdd a quarter of the okra liquid into saucepan and add the soaking cornmeal, stir constantly to avoid cornmeal lumping togetherGradually add more of the okra liquid, once the cou cou starts bubbling gently at the surface, add the cooked okra slices and continue stirring for another 3 minutesRemove from heat and add butter.Serve to hungry friends and familylast_img read more

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Miami Dade Public Schools’ 2018-2019 ‘Back-To-School Tool Kit’ now online

first_imgMiami-Dade County Public Schools will open its doors to over 350,000 students on Monday, August 20, 2018, to begin the 2018-2019 school year. This year’s enhanced “Back-to-School Tool Kit” has been developed to help parents and students have a smooth transition back to school. The tool kit, which now includes videos, has been updated with information about registration and vaccination requirements, school hours, transportation, important dates, and school safety. Families can also find information about various academic programs, diploma options, before and after-school care, testing, free and reduced-priced meals, as well as policies regarding their child’s education.The tool kit is available online at http://toolkit.dadeschools.net/ in English, Spanish, and Haitian-Creole. For the most up-to-date information, please download the Dadeschools mobile app to your iPhone or Android device.  Follow us on Twitter @mdcps and @miamisup and on Facebook atMiamiSchools and AlbertoCarvalho.last_img read more

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UNESCO adds Reggae music to global cultural heritage

first_imgReggae music, the genre that originated in Jamaica, on Thursday secured a coveted spot on the United Nations’ list of global cultural treasure.UNESCO, the world body’s cultural and scientific agency, added reggae to its collection of “intangible cultural heritage” deemed worthy of protection and promotion.“This is a historic day. We are very, very happy,” said Jamaica’s Culture Minister Olivia Grange. “Anywhere you go and say you’re from Jamaica, they answer ‘Bob Marley,’” said Grange, adding that the distinction “underscores the importance of our culture and our music, whose theme and message is ‘one love, togetherness and peace.’”Embraced by wide cross-section of societyUNESCO noted that while reggae started out as “the voice of the marginalized” it was “now played and embraced by a wide cross-section of society, including various genders, ethnic and religious groups.”Cerebral, socio-political, sensual and spiritualIts “contribution to international discourse on issues of injustice, resistance, love and humanity underscores the dynamics of the element as being at once cerebral, socio-political, sensual and spiritual,” Paris-based UNESCO added in a statement.The musical style has now joined a list of cultural traditions that includes the horsemanship of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, a Mongolian camel-coaxing ritual and Czech puppetry, as well as more than 300 other traditional practices spanning from boat-building and pilgrimages to cooking and dance.Jamaica applied for reggae’s inclusion on the list this year at a meeting of the UN agency here, where 40 proposals were under consideration.Reggae was competing for inclusion alongside Bahamian strawcraft, South Korean wrestling, Irish hurling and perfume making in the southern French city of Grasse.Reggae emerged in the late 1960s out of Jamaica’s ska and rocksteady styles, also drawing influence from American jazz and blues.It quickly became popular in the United States as well as in Britain, where many Jamaican immigrants had moved in the post-WWII years.The style is often championed as a music of the oppressed, with lyrics addressing sociopolitical issues, imprisonment and inequality.Reggae also became associated with Rastafarianism, which deified the former Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie and promoted the sacramental use of marijuana.last_img read more

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Nigerian Players Make CAF XI

first_imgSuper Eagles players Victor Moses and Shehu Abdullahi have been named in the CAF XI for Matchday 5 of Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying (African section).Moses and Abdullahi were impressive as they helped Nigeria seal a sixth final appearance with a 1-0 win over Zambia in Uyo on Saturday.This is Moses’ third straight selection after he made the team for the recent clashes with Cameroon.Other players on the list include Liverpool star Mohamed Salah (Egypt), South African forward Percy Tau and Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly.RelatedSuper Eagles Stars React To Victor Moses’ Sudden Retirement (Tweets)August 17, 2018In “National Team”Rohr Makes Two Changes For Czech Republic FriendlyJune 6, 2018In “National Team”Eagles Secure Slim Victory Over Poland With Moses PenaltyMarch 23, 2018In “National Team”last_img read more

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Excitement In Brazil As Top Teams Aim To End Season On A High

first_imgLewis Hamilton comes into the penultimate round of the 2017 F1 season already crowned as World Champion for the fourth time in his career, but the season is by no means far from over.Max Verstappen won his second race of the season convincingly last time out in Mexico while Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari seem determined to bounce back up from the title disappointments which sets up the race on the Interlagos circuit nicely for a spectacle.Having a winner for both titles already means the gloves are off and right now there is not absolutely nothing to lose and more to gain. Definitely it will be a Mercedes vs Ferrari vs Red Bull.Valterie Bottas clinched pole position in qualifying on Saturday by crossing the checkered flag less than a tenth of a second ahead of Sebastian Vettel.The Finnish driver too advantage of a crash and consequent early exit for team-mate Lewis Hamilton, to claim his third pole position this season. No driver in the present top 6 rankings, except Hamilton and Vettel, had ever claimed pole in Brazil in their careers.Kimi Raikkonnen and Max Verstappen will share the second row. Max Verstappen has now beaten Daniel Ricciardo 13 times in qualifying races this season. Ricciardo starts outside the top ten after an engine related demotion.Lewis Hamilton crashed into the grid barriers on the first lap In Q1 losing control on turn six and is going to start from the back of the grid in 20th place.Fernando Alonso qualified on sixth – an all-season high for the Spaniard. His performance was the stand-out in the session as he wrestled his McLaren to 6th.“Fernando’s qualifying effort was genuinely brilliant,” said McLaren boss Eric Boullier.The Brazilian Grand Prix is live today November 12 in Sao Paolo and is live on Supersport 6 from 16:00 GMTRelatedlast_img read more

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Proform Racing launches new bet, lay and trade finder app

first_img Racing committee plans for 1 June restart May 12, 2020 Share Proform Racing has launched a new web app to help users quickly identify relevant bets, lays or trades based on real time data and an almost unlimited selection criteria.The Bet, Lay, Trade Finder App (BLT Finder), which is the brainchild of Proform Racing owner Simon Walton, enables punters to find their next selections on the move. It also allows users to apply more than 100 different statistically sound filters to the day’s racing across UK and Ireland.Walton, believes that it’s the most functional app of its kind: “We’ve come at this from a solid statistical base, aware that the users of our software are predominantly using it to find bets that meet their own criteria. From our research, none of the other apps provide either the scope, usability or quantifiable statistics of BLT Finder; we know it’s going to be a game changer.”As multiple filters are applied to the day’s race cards, the numbers of available bets, lays or trades that meet the criteria reduce as the search becomes more specific. Each filter selection updates the remaining available filters so you only see relevant data at every stage.As well as being updated with live racing results, the BLT Finder, which has been launched on the Proform website, also allows you to apply your search criteria to any past day’s racing to see how your theory would have fared, and test your assumptions ahead of making your final selections. Share Racing group outlines priorities for resuming racing ‘at the earliest opportunity’ March 31, 2020 Irish racing gets green light to resume in June May 15, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Related Articleslast_img read more

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Tag Media strengthens client services team with Tom Schurch joining as Partner Marketing Manager

first_img Share StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Carolyn Harris – The BGC is no improvement for UK gambling… it just puts up walls!  May 1, 2020 Betting community pays tribute to Punters Lounge founder Paul Ross May 14, 2020 BGC welcomes GAMSTOP roll out and credit card ban January 14, 2020 Submit Industry affiliate marketing agency Tag Media has strengthened its client services team by appointing Tom Schurch as new Partner Marketing Manager.Schurch joins the London-based agency from technology marketing specialist Byte, and will work alongside Tag Media Founder and Managing Director Tom Galanis in growing and maintaining the firm’s affiliate and operator client base.As new Partners Marketing Manager, Schurch has prior digital marketing experience having worked on acquisition-led projects for Havas Media Group’s Socialyse arm for clients such as O2.Speaking of the company’s new hire, TAG Media Director Tom Galanis commented, “I’m really excited to welcome Tom to the team. He brings a wealth of performance marketing experience, as well as fresh ideas from different product verticals. He has a passion for sport – a pre-requisite for a modern day Arsenal fan, a great understanding of digital and social marketing and a can-do attitude that will serve him and our clients extremely well.”Schurch backed Galanis’ commented on joining TAG Media,“It’s great to be a part of this extremely exciting industry. I’m particularly looking forward to meeting with and working with sports betting affiliates and operators, putting my passion for sport to use in building strong partnerships. It’s also great that I’ll be able to put my social media marketing experience to grow TAG Media’s partnership with Playstudios.”last_img read more

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Defending Tipster Challenge champion reduces lead at Hamilton

first_img Better Collective secures esports vision by acquiring HLTV.org for €35m February 28, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Defending champion Sarah Shannon (OneBet) reduced the gap at the top of the Tipster Challenge to just 0.18 points after a victory for her Nap of the Day ‘Gulf Of Poets’ at Hamilton.Stephen Harris, the horse racing guru at bettingexpert, still holds a slender lead in the Betting Gods sponsored competition, despite landing just a single winner on Souls In The Wind.Unfortunately for Harris, his own Nap of the Day ‘Amy Blair’ struggled to fourth place in the 3:40, while his 12/1 selection Ted’s Brother only narrowly missed out on victory in the previous race.Race Winners at Hamilton:Miss Bar Beach – 11/8Souls In The Wind – 6/4Mistiness – 15/8Dark Crystal – 15/2Gulf Of Poets – 9/2Inexes – 3/1Kinglami – 4/1Tipster Challenge 2017 Leaderboard 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. Share Better Collective moves fast to mitigate COVID-19 as esports journey begins May 15, 2020center_img RankTipsterRace WinsPoints 1bettingexpert210.56 2Sarah Shannon – OneBet210.38 3Steven Mullington – 888sport24.57 4Charlie McCann – BetVictor12.25 5Alex Donohue – ODDSbible12.00 6Rupert Adams – William Hill10.50 Related Articles Submit ‘Better for Bettors’: Better Collective’s formalised approach to sustainable development June 15, 2020last_img read more

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Scout Gaming appoints Johan Öhman as Director of Excellence

first_img European daily fantasy sports (DFS) solutions provider Scout Gaming has confirmed the appointment of former NetEnt Chief Executive Johan Öhman as its new Director of Business Excellence.A seasoned industry executive, Öhman served as Chief Executive of leading industry games developer NetEnt from 2006 to 2011, guiding the enterprise through its initial public offering on the Stockholm Nasdaq in 2009.The appointment sees Öhman return to the betting sector having most recently served as CEO of digital securities network Clavister (2016-2017).Taking on the leadership position, Öhman will advise Scout Gaming on building effective operations, stakeholder management and creating commercial utilities.“Scout is in a similar position as NetEnt back in early 2000, addressing a new and rapidly growing market with a market leading and innovative solution,” said Öhman.“The social drivers behind the game are easy to understand and the technological solution offers a smooth and easy integration for B2B customers.”Scout Gaming chief executive Andreas Ternström commented on the appointment: “Johan Öhman is a gambling veteran with great knowledge from building successful companies.“In addition to his wide understanding of the gambling sector he will, in particular, bring his knowledge about business processes and strategic planning to Scout.” StumbleUpon Submit Share Scout Gaming secures £6.5m through bookbuild July 17, 2020 Share Betsson outrides pandemic challenges as regulatory dramas loom July 21, 2020 LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more

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Audit regards Kindred as an integrity leader

first_img Submit Share Related Articles Kindred marks fastest route to ‘normal trading’ as it delivers H1 growth July 24, 2020 Kindred launches new ‘Fair Sports 4 All’ educational programme with EFDN June 8, 2020 StumbleUpon Kindred: Spelinspektionen has failed in its management of Swedish marketplace June 11, 2020 Share The Kindred Group has been deemed to be one of the leading gambling operators within sports betting and sport integrity by the audit company Ethisport.The group achieved a global rating of 70 percent, exceeding the industry average, including national lotteries.Kindred Group (previously Unibet Group) has commissioned the sports betting integrity audit company Ethisport to conduct an audit on Kindred’s commitment to the fight against betting-related match-fixing. The audit determines what Kindred does well and where further improvements can be made.Kindred views sports betting integrity as fundamental to the sport betting entertainment chain and it remains a central part of the company’s efforts to ensure a safe and sustainable business.The audit gave Kindred a global rating of 70 percent, which corresponds with a ‘very good’ result. Kindred scored particularly well on metrics such as good governance in the company, general awareness and risk prevention and detection, whereas due to the absence of regulatory certainty in certain markets, Kindred lacks the opportunity to act based on locally established rules on responsibility.Eric Konings, Sports Betting Integrity Officer at Kindred Group commented: “The findings of the audit are encouraging for Kindred, signalling that the general sports betting integrity approach adopted by Kindred is leading to progress in the fight against match-fixing. We are committed to eliminate match-fixing from our platform and to achieve that, we need to further improve cooperation between operators, sports regulatory bodies and law enforcement.”Christian Kalb, director of Ethisport added: “Kindred approached us pro-actively, as they are continuously seeking ways to take responsibility as a private operator in the fight against match-fixing. We hold very high standards for organisations we audit, but Kindred leads the pack on sports betting integrity. Today, Kindred is for sure part of the top 5 leading betting operators fighting against the manipulations of sports competitions. Our audit has identified a strong commitment to this cause, carried by the whole line organisation. It also resulted in certain recommendations, that would further strengthen the role Kindred can play in the fight against betting-related match-fixing.”Ethisport is the first audit company specialised on sport integrity and ethics.  The mission of Ethisport is to assist all stakeholders involved in sport to fight against external threats, and first of all manipulation of sports competitions. Ethisport has developed a set of matrices and expert systems providing all the keys regarding sport integrity. These matrices based on sophisticated algorithms take in account 20 years of expertise on match-fixing, doping, sports betting, corruption, governance, conflicts of interest, organized Crime, money laundering, etc.last_img read more

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