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Armed men dressed in Military gear raid Ghana’s Opposition Party HQ

first_imgAn armed gang clad in military uniform reportedly raided the headquarters of Ghana’s main opposition party, the New Patriotic Party,  on Monday in an attack that may likely raise political tension just one year before the country holds its presidential elections.The NPP said that around 15 men using military and police vehicles vandalized its offices in a downtown neighborhood at around 0100 and confiscated computer equipment.Talking to Reuters, police spokesperson Cephas Arthur said that it was not yet clear who conducted the break-in, suggesting it was a “civilian raid” rather than one carried out by the security forces.Next year’s elections will see incumbent President John Mahama battle it out against Nana Akufo-Addo, whom he narrowly defeated in 2012.Mahama’s national Democratic Congress party endorsed him as its candidate on Monday.NPP’s Communications Director Nana Akomea released a statement on the raid saying that the party did not know who conducted it.He said that three party officials were made to surrender their phones before being shoved into a security post and locked up. A couple of minutes later, the men dressed in military uniform ordered them out.“They (the armed men) produced a sack and proceeded to pour the contents out on the floor. The contents included four AK-47s and four machetes which the military uniformed men claimed to have found on the compound,” it said.last_img read more

GBA’s/Terrence Ali National Open Championship starts tonight

first_img… Three Surinamese boxers expected to participateTHE Guyana Boxing Association (GBA)/Terrence Ali Open Championship will box-off tonight at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue from 19:30hrs and will see ten boxing gyms from across the country represented.The Guyana Defence Force Gym are the defending champions, a title they have successfully defended for 15 consecutive years, but judging from the performances of other gyms over the past year, they will have their work cut out to successfully defend the title.Much is expected from others, the Republican Gym, Rose Hall Jammers, Vergenoegen and Forgotten Youth Foundation.The four-night tournament which ends on Friday evening is expected to attract over 40 boxers including three from the Dutch-speaking Republic of Suriname.Among the fighters who are expected to showcase their talent are: defending heavyweight champion Jason Baker of the GDF, Dennis Thomas of the Guyana Police Force who is the middleweight champion, Colin Lewis who is another GDF fighter and is the current defending junior welterweight champion, GDF’s Markember Pierre (defending light heavyweight champion), Guyana and Caribbean middleweight champion Desmond Amsterdam and national and Caribbean lightweight champion Joel Williamson of Rose Hall Jammers’ Boxing Gym of Berbice.last_img read more

Genius Sports Media brings data-led marketing approach to all sports brands

first_img Share Scott Longley – Confusion reigns over FDC’s second betting rights deal July 14, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Genius Sports teams up with TNM to launch tennis series May 27, 2020 Share Submit 888 calls for Betgenius sportsbook makeover June 25, 2020 Mark Locke, Genius SportsSports data, technology and content provider Genius Sports Group has revamped its ‘Genius Sports Media’ division, building upon its 10 years of digital marketing experience and live sports data expertise to deliver new innovations to a diverse range of partners across the sports and gaming sectors.Operating since 2017, Genius Sports Media has served as the audience engagement arm of Genius Sports, combining the Group’s programmatic media buying, data-driven content and customer retargeting functions.The Group said that the ‘end-to-end digital agency’ will ‘transform the way brands and publishers connect with their audiences’.Mark Locke, CEO of Genius Sports Group, said: “We have been helping brands acquire customers for well over a decade and have subsequently built an understanding of how and when sports fans engage with media that simply can’t be replicated by traditional agencies”.Genius Sports said it has leveraged ’10-years of fan understanding’ to create marketing tools that help brands maximise marketing efficiencies and campaign ad-spend with highly targeted, contextual campaigns brought to life with live sports data.In an expansion of its services, Genius Sports Media has also launched a portfolio of live data-driven widgets for digital publishers to engage with new audiences providing new opportunities for clients to engage with sports content, including a sportsbook affiliate platform service.Locke added: “Using this expertise, in combination with our rapidly expanding live data portfolio, advertisers targeting sports fans can instantly connect with them in real-time to build stronger relationships that significantly increase conversion rates.“By unifying these capabilities with our new suite of publisher products, Genius Sports Media both extends and optimizes the services we can provide for brands and publishers in this highly competitive marketplace.”last_img read more

Neymar rape allegation: PSG player denies Paris hotel claims after Brazilian files report with police

first_img“Faced with the unfortunate, illegal and outrageous allegations, we completely repudiate the unfair accusations and, above all, the exposure in the press of an extremely negative situation.“All evidence of attempted extortion and non-rape shall be submitted to the police in a timely manner.”Neymar is currently in Brazil getting ready for the Copa America finals in June and July with the national team. Brazilian outlet UOL was the first to report the rape accusations and claim the report to police is being kept confidential.Neymar’s father suggested on Saturday night that the WhatsApp messages his son exchanged with the woman, whom was flown into Paris on May 15, would be published in an attempt to prove his innocence to the public.”I know that my son can be accused of many things, but I know the boy that he is, the man that he is, the son of a father and a mother,” Neymar Sr. said. “We will push for justice to be served as quickly as possible.” Reports in Brazil claim Neymar paid for her travel and met her at Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe. The 27-year-old says he met her at the hotel but contests the serious claims from the unnamed woman, who is protected by anonymity.”I’m being charged of rape,” Neymar said in an Instagram video published on Sunday morning that was viewed more than 10 million times before he deleted it. “It’s a heavy word, it’s a very strong thing, but it’s what’s happening right now.“I was taken by surprise. It was very bad, very sad to hear that. You know my character, you know what I mean, you know I would never do something like that.“But I’ve been exposed to it and I’m here to make a face of it, because I know that any news with my name involves a lot of things, it makes a very loud noise, and everybody keeps wanting my statement, and what happened was totally the opposite of what they say.“From now on I will expose everything, I will expose all the conversation I had with the girl, all our moments, which are intimate, but it is necessary to be open, it is necessary to expose to prove that nothing really happened at all.”Neymar shared conversations that claim the two began speaking in March and continue May 15. His messages allege that she invites the former Barcelona star back to the hotel on May 16.The woman reportedly returned to Sao Paulo on May 17 before taking her case to a police station that specialises in women’s defence on May 31. “What happened that day was a relationship between a man and a woman, within four walls,” the PSG player claimed. “Something happens with every couple, and the next day nothing happened.”We kept chatting, she asked me for a souvenir for her son, and I was going to take it, and well… now I am surprised by these claims.“It’s very bad, very sad. This not only hurts me, but like my whole family, because not only denigrating my image is bad, but what I am, who I am, the nature I have, the character I have.”An official statement released by Neymar’s PR team alleges the player was the victim of an extortion attempt before the allegations came to light on Saturday night.“Although he was surprised by the news, the facts were already known by the player and his staff, considering that a few days ago he was a victim of attempted extortion, practiced by a lawyer from the city of Sao Paulo, who, according to his version, represented the interests of the woman,” the statement said.“The athlete’s lawyers were immediately notified and have since taken all relevant steps. Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has vehemently denied a rape allegation being levelled at him to Sao Paulo police, following claims from a Brazilian woman he met in Paris. Police in Brazil confirmed to Goal on Saturday that there is a complaint against Neymar, but would not discuss details of the case, which was filed on May 31.last_img read more

Scientists “May” Have Figured out What Causes Autism

first_imgResearchers may have determined what triggers autism in children and it’s not vaccinations.Scientists have identified a genetic mutation that, they say, causes autism and intellectual disability.According to the study, a gene called “USP9X,” controls a network of proteins. These proteins modify cell structures that regulate how nerves communicate with each other and interpret information. Researchers say that the mutation of this process affects early postnatal brain development.They say that it is linked to Autism Spectrum Disorder, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.Scientists say that with this new knowledge there is greater possibility of the development of treatment.The three year study was a collaborative effort between University of Chicago, Northwestern University, University of Queensland and University of Adelaide.last_img read more

Mother and child die in fiery crash involving a dump truck

first_imgAuthorities in West Palm Beach are reporting that a mother and her one-month-old baby have died after their vehicle struck a dump truck.The incident was reported, Monday at 3:30pm on State Road 80 and Hatton Highway.According to the report, the victim identified as 26-year-old Antoinette Johnson was traveling westbound on State Road 80 approaching Hatton Highway when she struck the backend of a dump truck that was turning left onto Hatton Highway. The victim’s 2008 Chevy Impala immediately became engulfed in flames as it spun out of control before coming to a stop in a southeasterly direction at the intersection.Johnson and her 1-month-old daughter Alina Johnson were pronounced dead at the scene while, the driver of the dump truck was left uninjured in the crash.Florida Highway Patrol is still investigating the incident.last_img read more

President Trump expected in Palm Beach County on Friday

first_imgPresident Donald Trump  is expected to arrive in South Florida on Friday to spend the holidays at his Mar-a-Lago resort on Palm Beach.The Town of Palm Beach and the Federal Aviation Administration said road closures and flight restrictions will start Friday morning all the way through Sunday, January 5th.It is unclear what time exactly Trump will fly into Palm Beach. This visit follows his impeachment.BREAKING: House Passes Vote to Impeach President Trumplast_img

Local police arrest man who attacked officer while attempting to flee a car accident

first_imgThe Fort Lauderdale Police department has arrested a 29-year-old man who attacked a female officer while attempting to flee the scene of a car accident. The incident occurred Thursday afternoon at 2225 NW 19th St. Authorities say they were called to the area due to a vehicle accident where one of those involved was attempting to flee the scene.When the officer arrived, she spoke to those involved and attempted to detain Marcelas Jones who was said to have tried to leave. As the officer attempted to get Jones out of the road, Jones suddenly begins attacking her. Video taken by a witness at the scene shows Jones pushing the officer up against a fence, choking her, and punching her with both of his fists. Two security guards then rush to help the officer as more police officers also rushed to the scene.Jones was finally arrested and taken into custody.  He appeared in court Friday where he charged with leaving the scene of an accident, resisting arrest with violence, and aggravated battery of a law enforcement officer. He is currently being held on a $25,200 bond and has been ordered not to have any contact with the officer. The officer was said to have suffered minor injuries from the assault but is expected to be OK.last_img read more

Champion Storey among three new under 16 caps

first_img Jake Storey (Alnmouth, Northumberland), the English under 16 champion, is one of three new caps in the ten-strong England team for the annual under 16 international against Scotland at Pannal Golf Club near Harrogate on Sunday 7th October. The others are Mitchell Sarling (Rochford Hundred, Essex) and Jonathan Thomson (Lindrick, Yorkshire). The rest of the team is: Jack Hermeston (City of Newcastle, Northumberland), Haydn McCullen (Delamere Forest, Cheshire), Bradley Moore (Kedleston Park, Derbyshire), Marco Penge (Worthing, Sussex), Jack Singh Brar (Brokenhurst Manor, Hampshire, IoW &CI), Billy Spooner (Boston, Lincolnshire) and Ashton Turner (Kenwick Park, Lincolnshire). Penge, Singh Brar and Spooner were in the team that beat Wales under 16s at Llanwern recently. Storey (Copyright Tom Ward), won the under 16 championship for the McGregor Trophy at Trevose in Cornwall in July and represented England Golf in the Italian under 16 Championship. Sarling, the Essex boy champion, finished fourth in the North of England under 16 Championship and is captain of the Essex under 16 team. Thomson has overcome a serious illness to be North of England under 16 champion and he helped Yorkshire win the Boys’ County Championship at Cotswold Hills. Hermeston was the English under 16 champion last year and finished third in the English Schools Championship. He also played in the under 16 internationals against Scotland and Ireland and finished third in this year’s North of England under 16 Championship. McCullen was also an under 16 international last year when he finished runner-up in the Douglas Johns Trophy. A member of this year’s England boys squad, he finished equal seventh in the English under 16 Championship. Moore, the English under 14 champion in 2011, earned his first under 16 cap against Scotland last year and he also played against Ireland and against Spain this year. He also finished fifth in the European Young Masters and was a member of the winning England team in the recent Canadian International Junior Challenge. Penge, who finished seventh in the McGregor and Carris Trophies, won the Hazards Salver in the latter for the best score by a player aged under 16. He made his international debut in the recent under 16 match with Spain. Singh Brar has been an under 16 international for the past two years and was a joint winner of the Junior County Champions event last year. He finished sixth in the McEvoy and McGregor Trophies this year when he also made his debut in the Boys Home Internationals in Ireland. Spooner was another to debut against Spain this year, having been a member of the victorious Lincolnshire team in the 2011 Boys County Finals. He also finished sixth in this year’s Reid Trophy and the North of England under 16 Championship. Turner was also a member of the winning Lincolnshire Boys team last year and is the newly crowned Junior County Champion of Champions. Became a boy cap this year when he claimed five points from six in the Boys Home Internationals and finished fifth in the North of England under 16 Championship. The match against Scotland comprises five foursomes and ten singles. Eight of the team, Hermeston, McCullen, Moore, Sarling, Singh Brar, Storey, Thomson and Turner, will comprise the team to face Ireland at Huddersfield Golf Club on 13th – 14th October. That contest will feature four foursomes on day one and eight singles on the following morning. 24 Sep 2012 Champion Storey among three new under 16 caps last_img read more