Houston doctor of Jamaican parentage victim of murder/suicide

first_imgA doctor and her husband were found dead inside a home in Richmond Sunday afternoon, according to a report by the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office.The incident occurred around 10 a.m. Sunday, family members of Dr. Sherilyn and Daniel Burroughs called authorities and asked for them to make a welfare check on the couple.Police vehicles parked outside the fateful home where Dr Sherilyn Burroughs was killed by her husbandAbout 12:30 p.m. when the cops made contact with the husband and after speaking with him, they feared his wife may be in danger. After hours of attempting to negotiate with the husband, Fort Bend Sheriff’s Deputies, using an armored car with a battering ram, pushed open the front door to the house around 3:45 p.m. a SWAT team entered the home and found the man and woman deceased from an apparent murder-suicide.As they walked in the house, they heard a single gunshot and ran to the bedroom, where they found the husband dead. Dr. Burroughs was found deceased in the bathroom. The police suspect Daniel killed Dr. Burroughs Saturday night and left her body lying in the bathroom.The couple’s three-year-old daughter is with relatives.Dr. Burroughs was a transplant surgeon at Houston Methodist Hospital, where she specialized in Crohns Disease, liver and kidney transplants and other renal diseases.last_img read more

US withdraws funding for UN Population Fund

first_imgUS President Donald Trump will withdraw all it’s country’s funding to the UN Population Fund (UNFPA).This can result in a significant blow to many countries in the Caribbean and around the world, the agency assists over 150 countries with tackling issues such as teenage pregnancies, gender based violence, and reproductive health issues.The agency specifically helps the Caribbean nations of Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, Sint Maarten, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and Turks and Caicos.The US State Department announced it will hold over $32.5 million USD in financial support due to the UNFPA’s “support” of forced abortions and sterilization in China.“All of its UNFPA work promotes the human rights of individuals and couple to make their own decisions, free of coercion or discrimination. Indeed, United Nations member states have long described the UNFPA’s work in China as a force for good.”International Women’s Health Coalition’s Director of Advocacy and Policy, Shannon Kowalski, said the cuts will have “devastating consequences” for girls and women around the world.The United States is the third highest contributor to the agency, following the United Kingdom and Sweden.Though there is confirmation that the UNFPA does work in China, Kowalski feels that the accusation is baseless and is an “excuse” to stop funding an organization involved in sexual and reproduction rights.“The Chinese government does still [violate women’s rights] … but because the UNFPA is active in the country in supporting the implementation of voluntary sexual and reproductive health services, they link the two and say that the UNFPA is directly supporting these coercive policies which is not true,” Kowalski said.The UNFPA says that the US funding in 2016 helped save the lives of over 2,340 women from dying during pregnancy or birth, prevented 947,000 unintended pregnancies, ensured 1,251 fistula surgeries, and prevented 295,000 unsafe abortions worldwide.The US funds will be reverted to the US Agency for International Developement (USAID) to support family planning, maternal and reproductive health operations in developing countries.This is marks the first of the promised cuts to the UN from Trump’s administration.last_img read more

Bahamas Plans to Deport Undocumented Migrants Living in Shelters

first_imgPhoto via NBC News NASSAU, Bahamas, CMC – The Bahamas government says it will deport undocumented migrants who survived the passage of Hurricane Dorian on September 1 and are now living in shelters.Immigration Minister, Elsworth Johnson, says the shelters will not be used “to circumvent the law”.“If you’re in a shelter and you’re undocumented and you’re not here in the right way, you’re still subject to deportation and the enforcement of the immigration laws,” Johnson told The Nassau Guardian newspaper.“Most certainly, those shelters will not be used as a mechanism to circumvent the law. The government of The Bahamas fully appreciates that we are a country of laws. We’re governed by the rule of law.“There’s an Immigration Act and the Immigration Act is in full effect and the director [of immigration] understands that he must enforce it,” he added.The Category 5 storm, with winds in excess of 180 miles slammed into The Bahamas killing at least 56 people and causing widespread destruction mainly on Grand Bahama and Abacos islands.The government-appointed coordinator of hurricane relief efforts in Abaco, Algernon Cargill, also warned undocumented migrants against any plans for returning to Abacos Islands.“If you don’t have a purpose of being in Abaco, like to rebuild or relatives and you don’t have any legal status to be in The Bahamas, you should not go to Abaco.“For example, there are rumours that Haitians are returning to Abaco, correct? So they have no legal status to return to Abaco, so why are they returning to Abaco? So, when we say, ‘shouldn’t go back’, we’re actually referring to that group of people.“They have no status or no reason to be there. You can’t tell Bahamians not to go to Abaco. But if persons who are illegally in The Bahamas, they should not be traveling to Abaco,” Cargill added.Soon after the hurricane swept through the archipelago, Johnson had announced that the government would not carry out immigration exercises at shelters for hurricane victims.“Having regard that we’re now facing a humanitarian crisis, the government is taking the decision that those immigration policies or enforcement measures be suspended forthwith in the affected areas – that’s the Abacos and Freeport, Grand Bahama,” he said then.But he told the newspaper that migrants who have no legal right to be in country face deportation regardless of where they are in the Bahamas.“Now, I would like to say that the hurricane has now gone, and so, immigration officials are no longer being utilized to rescue persons or in a humanitarian way and so to the extent that anybody would find themselves anywhere in The Bahamas, including Freeport and Abaco and they’re undocumented and they’re found, they will be apprehended and the law will take its course.”Johnson said he has instructed the director and immigration officers “to protect the borders of the country to enforce the immigration laws without “fear, favour or ill will.”The newspaper reported that among the areas most impacted by Hurricane Dorian were shantytowns on Abaco, home to a significant migrant population and that thousands of people were evacuated from Abaco and Grand Bahama after the storm. Many of them are now in New Providence in shelters.last_img read more

Lagos International Badminton Classics: Chronicle Of Upsets In Day 2

first_imgThe day two of the ongoing Lagos international Badminton Classics has seen the highest amount of upsets thus far in the four day championship which commenced on Wednesday, the 26th of July at the Molade Okoya indoor sport Hall, Teslim Balogun stadium, Surulere.Following day one’s qualifiers which saw one of Lagos top seed Godwin Olofua knocked out by Isaac Minaphee of Taraba; Enejo Abah of Nigeria was put through his paces as he bowed out of the tournament in today’s round of thirty two (32) to Ahmed Salah of Egypt, 21-11, 21-16—two straight sets.Number one seed in the men’s category, Israeli’s Misha Zilberman, made a rather easy progress over Herbert Ebayo of Uganda in two straight sets and further, beat Ghanaian’s Michael Opoku Baah to progress to the quarter finals in the men’s singles.While Femi Bioku of the Lagos contingent ended his campaign in the hands of second seed, Maddaloni of Italy, current Ivory Coast champion, Anuoluwapo Opeyori looks to be the only light for the hosting State after making his way to this year’s quarter final rounds following his triumphant displays over Olamide Adebayo and Habeeb Bello in the round of 32’s and 16’s respectively.The day’s highest number of upsets came from the women category as the championship’s number one seeded female player, Hadia Hosny of Egypt was dumped out by unseeded Vrushali Gummadi of India in a tight three set encounter—15-21, 21-9, 21-13.For total casualties in the female category, the day two set of matches saw four major upsets from top seeds in the category; the likes of second seeded Menna Eltanany of Egypt, Grace Gabriel of Nigeria who is fifth seed, third seeded Egyptian, Doha Hany and Hadia Hosny also of Egypt who is the highest ranked female player in the championship.There were also plenty of excitement to savour in the men doubles, women doubles and mixed doubles categories respectively with the Nigerian looking to salvage what is potentially, left on the medal stand. Related Writer: Chidiebere Anugwolulast_img read more

Danny Rose Speaks on the exploratory Surgery he has undergone on his Left Knee…

first_imgAccording to the interview, Rose granted talksport, talksport owned by Wireless Group, is a sports radio station and the Global Audio Partner of the English Premier League.Th English professional footballer who plays as a left back for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and the England national team spoke on the exploratory Surgery he has undergone on his left knee and how he used a psychologist to overcome being ‘jealous and angry’ and think positive.The left-back was surprised just how good he felt after a bog-standard afternoon for Tottenham that meant the world to the Yorkshireman.“I have been impressed, jealous, angry – I have been through a whole load of emotions,” Rose said of watching Spurs from the sidelines.“I’ve just been itching to get going for the past couple of weeks and I’m just grateful that I’m back in amongst it now.“I have started seeing a psychologist to try and help me think positive. I have started reading books now to try and help keep me positive as well.“This injury has been one of the most difficult periods of my life, but you have got to try and think of positives in any situation.“I just hope that I can stay fit and pick up where I left off last season.”He also did apologise for breaking ranks during his injury to question aspects of how Tottenham was run and is now chomping at the bit to shine for them – opportunities that acted as a chink of light when the tunnel was at its darkest.“It was only probably two months ago that I was doing some rehab here (at St George’s Park) and I lost my appetite for wanting to get back fit,” he said. “Because I didn’t think it was ever going to happen.“Seeing us, seeing Tottenham, play against Dortmund at Wembley and seeing them win, and having the whole Madrid trip to look forward to, it brought my appetite and hunger back for football.”When asked about his hardest times, he said; “Setting deadlines in my head that ‘I am going to be fit in one week’, ‘two weeks’, and then breaking down and not getting there,”“Watching Tottenham on TV doing ever so well, watching England change formation to three at the back – in a formation that I have done really well in at club level – all contributed and it put me in a really difficult place.“I have learnt that it’s good to talk to people, not to sit back on your own and think about things by yourself.“It’s good to talk to people and get other people’s information and opinions – and just share your problems, whatever you’re going through.“I wish I would have done that at the start of my injury, and I’m doing it now and I am going to continue that for a very long time.”Rose cannot speak highly enough about the support of Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino and England boss Gareth Southgate, who was bold enough to bring him back into international set-up despite making just three club appearances.“It’s amazing, I can’t thank him enough,” Rose said ahead of the friendlies against Germany and Brazil.“It just shows the confidence he has in my ability and I am going to do everything over the next 10 days, over the six, seven months to prove to him that he’s not made a bad decision in bringing me back into the fold.”Rose is dreaming about a place at the World Cup – even if it feels “surreal” to think that about playing at a tournament he first watched in 1998 – but knows he has to make up for lost time.RelatedDanny Rose: “I’m Worth More Than” What I Get From TottenhamAugust 10, 2017In “England”English Premier League’s Best And Worst January 2020 TransfersApril 13, 2020In “England”2017/2018 Premier League: Who Makes The Top Four?August 11, 2017In “England”last_img read more

Messi Receives His 4th Golden Shoe Award

first_imgMessi has now won the award on four occasions having scooped it in 2009/10 (34goals), 2011/12 (50 goals) and 2012/13 (46 goals). Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has received the Golden Shoe Award for last season (2016/17).The award is given to the highest goalscorer in Europe each season and the Argentine is the latest recipient after he netted 37 goals in 34 matches last season ahead of Sporting Lisbon’s Bas Dost (34 goals), Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang (31 goals) and club teammate Luis Suarez (29). RelatedSerie A: Immobile Equals Scoring Record, Claims European Golden Shoe As 2019-20 Season EndsAugust 1, 2020In “Featured”Messi Dedicates Record Sixth Golden Shoe To Family & TeammatesOctober 17, 2019In “Spain”Talk of Crisis? Talk of Messi!September 13, 2017In “Europe”last_img read more

West Brom Appoint Pardew As New Manager

first_imgWest Brom have named former West Ham United and Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew as their new manager.The 56-year old replaces former manager Tony Pulis, who was sacked earlier this month following a run of 10 Premier League games without victory.Introducing our new Head Coach, Alan Pardew…Full story ➡️ https://t.co/oMksgIoD5D#WBA pic.twitter.com/JzrV6YbsOC— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) November 29, 2017Pardew has signed a two-and-a-half year contract until the end of the 2019-20 season to become the club’s sixth manager since 2011.The former Newcastle United manager makes a return to the dugout for the first time in 11 months since he was sacked as Crystal Palace manager in December 2016.His first game will be against Palace in the league on Saturday as he hopes to make an early mark in his new job.On his new appointment, Pardew said: “I’m thrilled with the opportunity Albion have provided and looking forward to getting to work with what I consider to be a talented group of players.”“The immediate challenge will be to get the results we need to pull ourselves up the table.“But I’m aware that while I’m joining one of the great, traditional clubs of English football, it is one determined to go forward in the Premier League.” he added.Pardew’s former assistant at Newcastle has already been confirmed as one of his lieutenants at West Brom.Assistant head coach Gary Megson was placed in temporary charge following Pulis’ sack and he was in the dugout for the last two Premier League games (Tottenham and Newcastle United) however he has left the club to usher in the Alan Pardew era.On Pardew’s appointment, West Brom chairman John Williams said: “We were impressed with what he had to say and what he has to offer and we are looking forward to an exciting new era under his charge.”Relatedlast_img read more

Fonbet Russia launches new online sports betting property bkfon.ru

first_img Alexey Khobot on the evolution of odds calculations August 13, 2020 SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Share Submit Russian bookmaker Fonbet has launched its new online sports betting property bkfon.ru, becoming Russia’s sixth licensed operator.Fonbet a member of Russia’s Bookmakers Self-Regulatory Organization (SRO) launches its bkfon.ru website, having gained its license approval by Russian media regulator Roskomnadzor.In order to comply with Russian online betting laws, the new Fonbet property will adhere to strict payment processing regulations monitored by state regulators, which will see bkfon.ru channel its transactions through the centralised TSUPIS system. Additionally, as a SRO syndicated bookmaker, bkfon.ru will utilise Russian payment service QIWI as its lead transaction service.bkfon.ru follows Liga Stavok, Winline, 888.ru, 1XBet and Leon.ru as Russian approved online betting operators by Roskomnadzor.Based in Moscow, Fonbet currently operates over 800 betting points within Russia as well as licensed online betting services. Furthermore, the bookmaker has been the official sponsor of Russia’s National Football League (FNL) second division for season 2015/16.At the start of 2016, the Russian government revamped its online gambling regulatory framework, specifying that licensed bookmakers would be charged with a 10% tax on betting wagers.Following direct orders from the Russian government, Roskomnadzor has implemented a strict stance monitoring unlicensed bookmakers deemed to be targeting Russian consumers. Throughout 2016 the regulator has blocked IP and payment transaction services to numerous European operators including 888, Triobet, Unibet and bwin.party. Related Articles Ilya Machavariani, Dentons – CIS regional dynamics will come to play prior to gambling take-off July 31, 2020last_img read more

CMA expands bonus inquiry into sports-betting

first_img Betway to pay record £11.6m after Gambling Commission finds VIP customer failings March 12, 2020 Share Mr Green to pay £3m for failures in gambling harm and money laundering prevention February 27, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020 The Competition and Markets Authority has expanded the scope of its inquiry into the potential breaches of consumer law on the part of the online gambling industry when it comes to bonus offers and free-bet promotions by the online gambling industry to include issues arising from the eligibility conditions of free sports bets.The original probe was announced in October when the senior director of consumer enforcement at the CMA said that “gambling inevitably involves taking a risk, but it shouldn’t be a con.”The latest epistle from the CMA said that in light of information gathered since the announcement in October, it was now concerned that players placing sports bets on the understanding that the promotion qualifies them for a free bet are only later being told that they are ineligible.It added that the body was “particularly concerned” that consumers were being locked into complex and strict requirements linked to gaming promotions that are difficult to understand and may be unachievable; that companies having a wide discretion to cancel bets or alter odds after bets have been accepted, because they made a mistake when the odds were first set; and finally that terms restricting players’ ability to challenge a company’s decision.At a gambling conference held last week at the offices of Olswang in London, Anna Soilleux-Mills, legal director, said that the scope of the inquiry would likely expand further as it progressed. She commented: “The CMA want to make the most impact with the least effort and they will likeliest be the biggest operators by product..”The CMA inquiry is part of a joint effort alongside the Gambling Commission to tackle issues around fairness and transparency in the gambling industry. The CMA said the action would result in either a subsequent enforcement action or guidance being issued by the CMA or the Gambling Commission, to secure improved compliance across the remote gambling sector. Share Submitlast_img read more

BtoBet restructures and appoints a new CEO

first_img There have been some big changes over at BtoBet with the Board deciding to adopt a new process and structure. Kostandina Zafirovska, BtoBetKostandina Zafirovska has been appointed as the new CEO while Alessandro Fried will fill the newlt created position of Chairman of the company. The outgoing Fried will take care of the strategic aspects and the expansion of BtoBet’s business in respect of the company mission which is ‘being agile in a fast-paced environment’. On her new position, Zafirovska stated: “Certainly, the company’s new organisational structure will give the right impetus to the upcoming challenges the gaming industry will present to BtoBet. I’m bringing my energy and enthusiasm, my knowledge and background in user-friendly IT software development to fulfill the objectives of the company.”Konstandina has been COO of BtoBet for two years but has over 17 years of experience in Computer Science Engineering and enjoyed a successful and productive career as COO at IT company Seavus. The new company chairman, Fried, commented: “With this new structure, BtoBet will execute its strategy, make bolder moves and will move faster. I will pursue the strategy of setting the new standards for the iGaming industry, refusing to settle for quick fixes or half measures, striving to anticipate the future needs of our global audience, anticipating and meeting global industry needs.” StumbleUpon Share Submit BtoBet refines African SMS payment options with Tola Mobile  August 20, 2020 BtoBet grows LatAm portfolio with GlobalBet deal August 12, 2020 Related Articles Share BtoBet grows Nigerian presence with Booster99 deal August 26, 2020last_img read more