Immigration attorneys in Miami, Florida are concerned that the American economy will suffer a fallout if a proposed revamping of a visa requirement system by President Donald Trump’s administration becomes reality.Trump is advocating for changes in visas for persons who travel to the U.S. for business, who are transferred to a U.S. affiliate or subsidiary or who have been hired by American companies or have enrolled as students in U.S. universities.The attorneys, Tammy Fox-Isicoff and Jordana Hart , both specialize in business and student visas. Their concerns stem from a draft executive order now circulating in the U.S. capital of Washington that seeks a review of various types of visas foreign nationals use to enter the United States as visitors for business, to invest in and manage enterprises under treaty accords or to work in companies for an extended period as staff employees or as workers in an American affiliate or subsidiary of a foreign firm. At least two other types of business-related visas would also be reviewed under the draft order: those used by temporary agricultural workers and those reserved for university students.Both were interviewed by the Miami Herald.President Trump has signed a raft of executive orders designed to restrict the movements and activities of certain foreign nationals, both legal and undocumented.The Department of Homeland Security recently revealed new policies that allow federal immigration agents to detain and process for possible deportation virtually any foreign national who has been convicted of a crime, charged with a crime or suspected of having committed a crime.The attorneys interviewed told the Miami Herald that their analysis of the draft order indicates that Trump and aides want to restrict the entry of business travelers in a bid to protect the jobs of U.S. workers, including American citizens and green-card holders. Such restrictions, the attorneys said, could have a devastating impact on the American economy.“In the name of making America great again, they’re going to damage U.S. companies and make them so they can’t compete with foreign-owned companies,” Tammy Fox-Isicoff said.Hart, said the draft order also would wreak havoc with the studies and training of foreign nationals in American universities studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics — the so-called STEM fields.“The draft order would further narrow an already very narrow path for all of these students,” Hart said.The draft order is titled Protecting American Jobs and Workers by Strengthening the Integrity of Foreign Worker Visa Programs.
In some circles world 400 meters record holder Wayde van Niekerk is seen as the successor to the world’s fastest man Usain Bolt.Bolt brought a brand of showmanship and glitter that was lacking from the sport and while admitting that he will never be the showman Bolt is, van Niekerk believes there are similarities between himself and world’s fastest man Usain Bolt.The South African is harboring dreams of one day eclipsing the world marks set by Bolt in the shorter sprints.Van Niekerk trained alongside Bolt before shattering Michael Johnson’s longstanding 400 meter world. He is the first and only man to run the event in 44 seconds.“A lot of people say, ‘Wayde, you need to be more of an entertainer. I am not that type but I see qualities I share with Usain Bolt, and that brings a form of comfort even if it won’t sell T-shirts,” ,” the athlete told The Times on Tuesday.The South African sprinter could go a long way to begin picking up the mantle if he successfully attempts the 200, 400 double at the London World Championships. Van Niekerk the only athlete to run 44 seconds for the 400 meters, 20 seconds for the 200 meters and 10 seconds for the 100 meters.“I am a 100, 200 and 400 athlete so will dream for every record there is,” Van Niekerk said. “What sort of athlete would I be if I didn’t?”
Miami-Dade County Public Schools has established a Department of Mental Health Services to coordinate and facilitate services between schools and community agencies and ensure students who are referred for mental health care and treatment are accessing services. The plan came to fruition after the passing of Senate Bill 7026, which allocated approximately $6.2 million to the District for the establishment or expansion of mental health services. The new department also includes the following:Hiring 30 Mental Health Coordinators/Social Workers to assist schools with a more rapid identification of students in need of mental health services and screenings.40 additional mental health providers being hired by the Children’s Trust to assist schools with a more rapid identification of students in need of mental health services and screenings.Expanding partnerships with outside agencies to strengthen the collaboration between schools and community to provide a full continuum of services.All schools will have a Threat Assessment Team and a Mental Health Team to discuss students who may need mental health services and direct these students to school and community resources to get the assistance needed. School-site teachers and staff will participate in the Youth Mental Health First Aid Training, an 8-hour program designed for adults who regularly interact with adolescents, which teaches the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges. These trainings kick off on the two Teacher Planning Days scheduled for September 10 and 19. New students registering must report previous mental health issues so schools can follow up and ensure necessary support and services are provided. Additional programs will be developed that support efforts to identify, report and prevent bullying; provide sensitivity training in the areas of race, gender, socio economic status, linguistic differences and disabilities; and provide a culture of respect.
Related Articles Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Share Rachel Riley hosted Sky Betting and Gaming’s first annual Gala Ball celebrating a year of fundraising in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust.The Countdown star and Sky Sports’ Friday Night Football presenter announced that Sky Betting and Gaming has already exceeded its original fundraising target of £20,000. Hundreds of employees at the company have contributed to this figure, participating in events from cycling sportives, London to Paris bike rides, Tough Mudders, half marathons and raffles.The night itself raised an additional £16,218, which doesn’t include money for a 55-inch TV, after Riley herself landed the headline raffle prize and donated it for auction to make more money for the charity.Richard Flint, Sky Betting & Gaming’s Chief Executive, said: “It’s been an incredible year, not only because we’ve managed to smash our target in support of a vital ward at Leeds General Infirmary, but also because it’s brought people from all areas of the business together with some of the best businesses in Yorkshire. I can’t thank everyone enough.”Siobhan Dunn, CEO of Teenage Cancer Trust, added: “It’s thanks to support from companies such as Sky Betting & Gaming that we can be there at every stage for the seven diagnosed with cancer each day aged 13 to 24. The funds will go towards specialist outreach teams or nurses and youth support workers, and help us to reach our goal of helping every young person in the UK with cancer by 2020.”The ball took place at the Royal Armouries in Leeds on November 9, and welcomed more than 700 guests from a host of businesses across Yorkshire. Sky Sports grows American football offering with NFL channel August 14, 2020 Submit EFL announces that all non-Sky Sports fixtures will be available to stream August 27, 2020
SBC Awards: The key to an effective submission August 28, 2020 Submit ‘Better for Bettors’: Better Collective’s formalised approach to sustainable development June 15, 2020 1Alan Alger – Betway311.41 2Phillip Anderson – Before The Off36.17 3Ciaran O’Brien – William Hill35.29 4John Hill – Coral24.25 5Alex Donohue – Ladbrokes24.11 6Michael Shinners – Sky Bet24.00 7Stuart Tilly – Argyll Entertainment14.00 8Trevor Keane – Sportego23.50 9Timeform1.933.42 10Matthew Hulmes – Betfred23.25 11bettingexpert1.362.74 12Charlie McCann – BetVictor11.75 13Stephen Power – @racingblogger21.69 14John Cruces – Dafabet11.25 15Michael Whittle – Team FA10.91 16Ed Nicholson – Unibet10.73 Related Articles Share RankTipsterRace WinsPoints Better Collective moves fast to mitigate COVID-19 as esports journey begins May 15, 2020 Ben Cleminson, Square in the AirBen Cleminson, a director at Square in the Air, has signed up for today’s six-race Tipster Challenge at Newbury.Cleminson has been with the PR and marketing agency since 2007, and became a director of the business in 2009. He has worked within PR and marketing since 2003 and is co-editor of City AM’s Punter sports betting section.He will be going up against the 9th placed experts from Timeform, and Stephen Harris from bettingexpert, who dropped to 11th last week despite collecting 4.88 points to increase his weekly average to 2.74 after 14 weeks.____________________________________1:15bettingexpert: Final ChoiceMade a good start over this course and distance earlier in the month and should follow up with ease under a penalty.Timeform: Final ChoiceHas taken very well to hurdling and can follow up his recent C&D win.Square in the Air: Flying TigerThis looks like a match and I’m siding with Flying Tiger against hot favourite Final Choice, as he represents better value and will enjoy the testing conditions.____________________________________1:50bettingexpert: Shantou RockPossibly did not stay 2m3f here last time, but had showed plenty from the front on his stable/UK debut at Chepstow and can make all the running here.Timeform: Hidden CargoHas made a sound start to his hurdles career, and with the prospect of more to come, is taken to taste success at the third attempt.Square in the Air: Hidden CargoRan well behind Jenkins here in November and improved on that to finish a close second to Betfair Hurdle favourite Movewiththetimes at Wincanton last month. That form looks very solid.____________________________________2:20bettingexpert: Red Devil StarComes from a yard in blistering form and is a more straightforward ride than the likely favourite.Timeform: Max WardWas still in contention when falling three out in a more competitive handicap than this at Kempton on Boxing Day, and makes the most appeal if none the worse.Square in the Air: Max WardTom George and Adrian Heskin combine again having enjoyed a great season so far. Max Ward comfortably beat Querry Horse at Huntingdon in November, who won a fair race at Doncaster last week.____________________________________2:55bettingexpert: Potters CornerRaced too freely at Ascot last time, but still shaped well and will relish the true pace expected in this big field of useful handicappers.Timeform: Potters CornerFinished fourth in at Ascot in November; this unexposed sort looks fairly treated having been dropped 2lb on the back of that.Square in the Air: Bob TuckerMost competitive race of the day and I’m going with an outsider. Charlie Longsdon’s 10-year-old is back down to his last winning mark, hasn’t been disgraced in his past two starts and the yard is in fine form after a couple of decent Saturday winners.____________________________________3:25bettingexpert: Theatre TerritoryWas tapped for pace over two miles at Taunton last time out, and will relish a stiffer stamina test at this more galloping track.Timeform: Theatre TerritoryWas far from disgraced pitched into listed company three weeks ago and with this step up in trip promising to suit, she should be hard to beat back down in class.Square in the Air: Miss SpentTheatre Territory is going to be very difficult to beat, but she’s also going to be very short. Miss Spent did the job well at Huntingdon last time and might be able to dictate things from the front.____________________________________3:55bettingexpert: PearlesqueBred to be useful and can make a winning debut if the market speaks positively.Timeform: Bang On FrankieProduced a promising first effort when third in a listed bumper at Ascot last month (had five previous winners behind), and with that experience unlikely to be wasted on him he gets the vote.Square in the Air: Old Harry RocksHarry Fry can do little wrong at present and he has a fine record in bumpers at this track. Bang On Frankie has the best form, but at the prices I’m going to take him on.____________________________________Where will Ben Cleminson enter on the Tipster Challenge leaderboard? StumbleUpon Share
StumbleUpon Related Articles KSA issues ‘conduct warning’ following covid marketing breaches July 28, 2020 Share Share EGBA calls for enhanced collaboration on consumer rights August 11, 2020 Andrea Vota named director general of Jdigital July 24, 2020 ESSA has welcomed the European Parliament report which focuses on improving governance standards as a means of addressing key sports issues such as match-fixing.Drafted by Finnish MEP Hannu Takkula (ALDE), the parliament’s own-initiative report also promoted the development of a transparent culture within the sports sector.On match-fixing, the report highlights several mitigating actions, including enhanced international cooperation amongst relevant stakeholders such as licensed betting operators and player educational programmes, which ESSA is already engaged in.The report also urges the European Commission to publish its recommendation on match-fixing. ESSA will continue to engage in the development of this recommendation with the Commission on behalf of its members and the wider regulated betting sector.Finally, the parliamentary report recommends that licensed betting operators be subject to a mandatory financial return to grassroots sport. The gambling industry already pays significant levels of direct (e.g. betting tax) and indirect (e.g. licence fees) in the EU and it is up to each state to decide how to allocate those gambling revenues and to which sector.It should, however, be noted that the 2016 Report by the European Commission Expert Group on Grassroots Sport did not list among its recommendations that sports betting should contribute directly to grassroots sport. Such an approach would also need to comply with state aid regulations. Submit
Share Share Ryan MurtonIndustry marketing veteran Ryan Murton has resigned from his position as Head of Digital Marketing for odds comparison portal Oddschecker (Oddschecker.com).Murton confirmed to SBC that he had officially left Oddschecker in order to pursue personal projects. As yet Oddschecker management have yet to officially confirm Murton’s departure or whether he will be replaced as Head of Marketing.Murton had joined the Sky Betting & Gaming subsidiary in December 2015 taking on the newly created senior marketing role, as Oddschecker looked to optimise its marketing strategy.Prior to joining Oddschecker, Murton had Senior Marketing Manager for Betfair working on SEO and Pay-Per-Click initiatives (2013 – December 2015).An industry ‘search’ specialist Murton has further held marketing managerial positions at Rank Group (2012-2013) and Paddy Power (2011 – 2012). UK drives Stars Group growth despite international ‘disruptions’ February 27, 2020 Oddschecker: ‘Unusual circumstances’ fail to hinder Royal Ascot traffic July 23, 2020 Related Articles Restructured GVC sidelines Oddschecker affiliate services July 8, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit
GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Jessica BridgeFollowing its weekend triumph at the 2018 Baftas, Ladbrokes Entertainment has placed Martin McDonagh’s ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ as the market even-money favourite to win the Best Picture category at the 90th Academy Awards (4 March).Entering the final weeks of ‘Oscars campaigning’, Ladbrokes details that the Best Picture category will be closely contested by‘Three Billboards’ and Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Shape of Water’ (6/4 Ladbrokes).Updating its Oscars 2018 market, Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes Entertainment said: “The Best Picture market at the Oscars is an incredibly tight two-horse race, but after its Bafta win, we’re inclined to think Three Billboards will land the big one on 4 March”.Ladbrokes Entertainment is certain that Gary Oldman will win his long-overdue Oscars, for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in the ‘Darkest Hour’, pricing the London thespian at a very short 20/1.Ladbrokes further anticipates a big night for ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ as Frances McDormand is the clear 1/10 favourite to take home the Best Actress award, ahead of Lady Bird’s Saoirse Ronan at 8/1.Ladbrokes Entertainment Oscars 2018Best PictureThree Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri EvensThe Shape of Water 6/4Lady Bird 12/1Get Out 16/1Dunkirk 33/1Call Me By Your Name 50/1The Post 50/1Darkest Hour 100/1Phantom Thread 100/1Best ActorGary Oldman 1/20Daniel Kaluuya 14/1Timothee Chalamet 16/1Daniel Day-Lewis 25/1Denzel Washington 50/1Best ActressFrances McDormand 1/10Saoirse Ronan 8/1Sally Hawkins 14/1Margot Robbie 25/1Meryl Streep 40/1Best DirectorGuillermo del Toro – The Shape of Water 1/7Christopher Nolan – Dunkirk 4/1Greta Gerwig – Lady Bird 8/1Jordan Peele – Get Out 33/1Paul Thomas Anderson – Phantom Thread 50/1 Share Share StumbleUpon Related Articles Submit FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020
Betsson outrides pandemic challenges as regulatory dramas loom July 21, 2020 Andy McCue returns to betting with Betsson AB June 22, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Submit Share Issuing a short market statement, Stockholm-listed online gambling group Betsson AB has confirmed the resignation of Kaaren Hilsen as Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO).Betsson governance has revealed that Hilsen is set to return to the telecoms sector, taking over the Chief Executive role at Telenor Sweden, a company she previously served as CFO from 2013-2017.Hilsen had joined Betsson’s executive team in October 2017, replacing long-term group financial lead Fredrik Rüdén.Betsson Group CEO Pontus Lindwall confirmed the departure of Hilsen to corporate investors;“I would like to thank Kaaren for her contribution in getting Betsson back on track. I respect that she has received an offer she couldn’t refuse and wish her all the best for the future. Betsson is a stronger company than it was a year ago and I am sure that we will soon recruit a new CFO who wants to be part of taking Betsson to the next level”.Betsson has detailed that Hilsen has agreed to serve a ‘six-month notice period’, as corporate governance begins its executive search for a new group finance leader. Betsson to appeal ‘hefty’ Spelinspektionen penalty June 12, 2020 Share
Submit Share Share StumbleUpon The plunging Argentine Peso has impacted the performance of Bolsa Madrid gambling firm Grupo Codere, which has reported exchange rate losses of €22.5 million, publishing its 2018 interim results (period ending 30 June).Updating investors, Codere governance details that corporate performance has had to adjust to Argentina’s ongoing monetary crisis, which has seen the ARG Peso decline almost 50% against the EURO since the start of the year.Argentina which represents, Codere’s biggest operating market, would record double double-digit declines across all core metrics and KPIs, resulting in a significant downturn across the firm’s South American divisions and subsidiaries.Publishing its H1 2018 interim results, Codere records a 7% decline in group revenues to €759 million (H1 2017: €814 million).Despite reporting growth across its home market of Spain, Codere governance would record a 10% interim EBITDA declined to €109 million (H1 2017: €121 million).Closing its H1 2018 accounts, the Bolsa Madrid operator records group-wide consolidated losses of €34 million across all its operating divisions.In its update, The Spanish gambling group maintains its corporate debt balance at approximately €840 million (2017: €850 million).