Miami-Dade County Sued Over Immigration Policy

first_imgPhoto Courtesy of University of Miami The University of Miami School of Law’s Immigration Clinic has filed a federal suit against Miami-Dade County for illegally detaining a U.S. citizen under its controversial jail policy of holding people in lockup for immigration authorities.The suit, filed on behalf of an 18-year-old US citizen, asks Miami-Dade County and County Mayor Carlos Gimenez for monetary damages.The lawsuit, joined by the law firm of Kurzban, Kurzban, Weinger, Tetzeli & Pratt, P.A. and the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida, challenges Miami-Dade County’s policy of detaining people beyond the end of their criminal custody solely for a suspected civil immigration violation.Adopted by Mayor Gimenez on January 26, 2017, the immigration detainer policy violates the U.S. Constitution, including the prohibition against unlawful seizures under the Fourth Amendment and the guarantee of due process under the Fourteenth Amendment, according to the filing. Florida law also prohibits jail officials from detaining people for civil immigration purposes.Garland Creedle was jailed at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center after police arrested him after an alleged domestic dispute. Creedle paid his bond shortly after he was arrested, but county jail officials failed to release him and instead held him for immigration officials. No criminal charges were ever filed in court against Creedle.Miami-Dade County has been detaining people in jail for federal immigration enforcement officials ever since President Trump threatened in January to cut off funding for cities deemed “sanctuary cities.”Creedle was born in Honduras to a U.S. citizen father and has been a U.S. citizen since birth. Immigration authorities have been aware of Creedle’s U.S. citizenship since 2015, when they filed a motion to terminate immigration court proceedings against Creedle because he is a U.S. citizen.“The Mayor and County Commissioners failed to listen to our community’s overwhelming opposition to this immigration jail policy,” said Rebecca Sharpless, attorney for Garland Creedle and director of the Immigration Clinic at Miami Law. “Mixing our local criminal justice system with federal immigration enforcement is not only bad policy, it is illegal. We are all now paying the price.”Copyright 2017 – Caribbean National Weekly Newslast_img read more

Miami-Dade’s Board of County Commissioners Passes Domestic Violence Resolution

first_img“I am very appreciative of the Board of County Commissioners for sponsoring Vice Chair Sosa’s Resolution and for promoting an awareness campaign to fight domestic violence,” said State Attorney Fernandez Rundle. “Our victims need to know they are not alone.” “We need an awareness campaign to ensure potential victims in our community know the courts are open and issuing protective orders, and police are available to respond to abusive and violent calls. Shelter and services are available”, she said in a release. State Attorney Fernandez Rundle appeared before the Commission to make an important presentation regarding domestic violence, delivering the message that staying home does not mean staying trapped in a situation of domestic violence. For those who have been living in an abusive relationship, domestic violence is a great concern especially during this time. Being in self-isolation due to this COVID-19 crisis and staying at home with someone who is an abuser could be a matter of life or death. The SAO MOVES (Mobile Operations Victim Emergency Services) program staff are providing community outreach services throughout the community for domestic violence victims, contacting victims to assess their immediate needs, offer safety planning and services, and attempting video pre-file conferences in effort to protect the victims and ensure a stronger case when the matter goes to court. As of May 4th, shelters in the community are available and all are CDC compliant. The State Attorney’s Office prosecutors and support staff, both misdemeanor and felony, are working remotely to file criminal cases and assist victims. center_img Miami – At the Miami-Dade County Commission meeting held on May 5th, 2020, Vice Chairwoman Rebeca Sosa advanced legislation supporting the creation of an outreach campaign with State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle to inform domestic violence victims that shelters, domestic violence courts and service providers are available and have taken steps to keep families together and safe from the COVID-19 pandemic. Miami-Dade State Attorney, Katherine Fernandez Rundle Victims can call the State Attorney’s Office Domestic Violence Unit at 305-547-0140. For services, victims can call Miami-Dade County’s Coordinated Victims Assistance Center (CVAC) Helpline at 305-285-5900.last_img read more

NPFL Matchday 33 Round-up: MFM Fail To Capitalise As Plateau United Maintain Momentum

first_imgThe Agege Soccer Temple was primed to be the star attraction of matchday 33 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) as second placed MFM looked to continue their push for an unprecedented league title with a crunch game against Enyimba, but a lackluster barren draw was all fans could get for all their eager anticipation.MFM were boosted by the availability of Stephen Odey who was initially feared to be tied down by other commitments; but in a game full of energy but void of cutting edge, the host were almost in front early on when a telling pass put Chukwuma Onuwa in good position to score, but the petit midfielder failed to shoot with power and his strike was thus easily gathered by Enyimba goalkeeper Theophilos Afelokhai.Onuwa was soon after involved in another goal mouth action when Afelokhai appeared to have tripped him inside the box, but the referee adjudged it a dive and booked the MFM man.The Church Boys continued to make constant incursions into the Enyimba area, even until the second half, but indecisive marksmanship was their bane as they dropped two title-pushing points on home turf.Plateau United, meanwhile, ensured that their 3 points lead at the top of the table remained intact as they secured a rare 1-1 draw against Kano Pillars at the Sani Abacha Stadium. The visitors, who had not picked a point from Kano in 7 years were fired into the lead in the 17th minute when Ibeh Johnson capitalized on a poor clearance by the Pillars back line to shoot home. But from then on, the Kennedy Boboye-led side had goalkeeper Dele Ajiboye to thank as the former youth international showcased the best version of goalkeeping to deny Rabiu Ali and Alassan Ibrahim. The jinx was eventually broken 7 minutes after the break with Hamza Tiya’s low strike.In Makurdi, Sunday Adetunji was taken to hospital with a broken hand but, certainly, with his head held high as his brace helped Abia Warriors to a famous 4-2 win over Lobi Stars. It was the host who took the lead in the highly entertaining match through Kingsley Eduwo’s strike just before the half hour, but Adetunji’s goal 9 minutes later kept scores at par going into the break. The visitors came back stronger in the second half with Anthony Okemiri scoring to put them ahead in the in the 61st minute, before assisting Adetunji to extend the lead and complete his brace. Shortly after, Adetunji was taken straight to hospital with what looked like a horrific hand break, but Warriors were not going to be repressed as Chinenye Agoha scored a fourth in the third of added minutes. Though too late, Lobi found time to draw one back through Kingsley Eduwo.Elsewhere, FC Ifeanyi Uba returned smiles to the faces of their fans with a slender 1-0 win over Nasarawa United. The Anambra Warriors who failed to pick maximum points in their last outing on home turf, had Pascal Seka to thank as it was his 18th minute strike that secured all three points.In Ilorin, two goals on either extremes of the game gave ABS a vital win over Remo Stars. Samuel Oyedeji gave ABS an early lead in the western derby, but the host were made to wait until the final minute of the encounter for Alalade Wasiu to seal the win. The result means ABS are out of the dreaded relegation zone for the first time in recent weeks. Remo, meanwhile, remain bottom on the log and can be relegated as early as next weekend.ALL MATCHDAY 33 RESULTSKano Pillars 1 – 1 Plateau UnitedFC IfeanyiUbah 1 – 0 Nasarawa UnitedMFM 0 – 0 EnyimbaNiger Tornadoes 1 – 0 El-Kanemi WarriorsABS 2 – 0 Remo StarsShooting Stars 2 – 1 Gombe UnitedSunshine Stars 1 – 0 Akwa UnitedLobi Stars 2 – 4 Abia WarriorsWikki Tourists 1 – 1 RangersThe final game of the match day will be played in Port Harcourt on Monday as Rivers United host Katsina United.Relatedlast_img read more

2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup Wrap (Matchday 8): West African Teams Suffer Contrasting Fortunes

first_imgMatchday 9 Fixtures:Group EFrance vs. HondurasJapan vs. New CaledoniaGroup FEngland vs. IraqMexico vs. ChileRelatedFIFA U-17 World Cup Wrap: Ghana, Mali Secure Second Round SpotsOctober 12, 2017In “FIFA”2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup (Matchday 5 Wrap): Iran, Brazil Secure 2nd Round BerthOctober 10, 2017In “FIFA”2017 FIFA World Cup Wrap: Nigerian Player Stuns GhanaOctober 10, 2017In “FIFA” West African sides Guinea and Niger Republic suffered contrasting fortunes amidst respective defeats on Matchday 8 at the 2017 FIFA u-17 world cup in India.Guinea were beaten 3-1 by Germany in their final game in Group C and didn’t make it to the next round after missing out on the best third-placed finish spots. Jann-Fiete Arp scored the opening goal for the Germans before Ibrahima Soumah netted his 2nd goal of the tournament to level proceedings for his Guinean side. Nicolas Kuhn and Sahverdi Cetin thereafter scored for Germany to seal a 3-1 win.In the other game in Group C, Iran showed their supremacy once again following the 3-0 thrashing of Costa Rica thereby maintaining their 100% record at the tournament.Another West African side in Niger Republic however made it to the second round after finishing in one of the best third-placed spots despite a 2-0 loss to favourites Brazil in Group D. Lincoln netted the opener for his 3rd strike of the tournament before Sao Paulo forward Brenner completed the win to make it 3 victories from 3 games for the Brazilians.In Group D’s other game, Spain also defeated North Korea by the same 2-0 scoreline through goals from Moha and Cesar, who has now scored 2 goals.Group CCosta Rica 0-3 IranGuinea 1-3 GermanyStandingsIran 9 pointsGermany 6 pointsGuinea 1 pointCosta Rica 1 pointGroup DSpain 2-0 North KoreaNiger Republic 0-2 BrazilStandingsBrazil 9 pointsSpain 6 pointsNiger Republic 3 pointsNorth Korea 0 pointlast_img read more

Spanish Copa Del Rey: Top Sides Atletico, Villareal Falter

first_imgAtletico Madrid continued their recent wobbles as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Elche in what was the first leg of their round of 32 clash in the Spanish Copa Del Rey.Ghanaian international midfielder Thomas Parley gave Diego Simeone’s side the lead before Lolo netted a second half penalty to give the home side a creditable result against one of the top teams in Spain ahead of the second leg slated for the Wanda Metropolitano next month. The draw was Atletico’s third in the last four games.Villareal also have work to do in the second leg after they were humbled 1-0 at lowly Ponferradina with Cidoncha getting the only goal of the game. The Yellow Submarines will host the second leg in November. Round of 32 1st leg Results:Eibar 1-2 Celta VigoElche 1-1 Atletico MadridReAl Valladolid 1-2 LeganesPonferradina 1-0 VillarealSD Formentera 1-1 Athletic BilbaoRelatedlast_img read more

ESIC forms eSports advisory partnership with UK Gambling Commission

first_img StumbleUpon UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Share Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 Submit ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 Related Articles Share Non-profit Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC) has detailed that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), which will see the organisation become an adviser on the detection and prevention of betting malpractice within eSports.Set-up in 2015, ESIC’s aim is to uphold the integrity of eSports and its related stakeholders against match manipulation and potential betting fraud.As an advisor to the UKGC, ESIC will now form an information-sharing partnership with the commission and may be asked to give insight and opinion for the UKGC on matters relating to eSports integrity.Ian Smith Commissioner for ESIC commented on the partnership “This memorandum of understanding is a significant step for ESIC and the eSports community,”“The Gambling Commission has significant resources and powers that will be invaluable in helping to combat any emergence of organised crime or serious fraud within our rapidly growing sector.”ESIC expects to publish a guidance note to its members in the coming weeks, explaining its arrangements with the UKGC.Richard Watson, Programme Director at the UK Gambling Commission adds, “Esports is a developing sector that offers new challenges for the betting industry, with potential for further market growth.This agreement demonstrates our commitment to supporting ESIC in addressing the potential integrity risks, to help maintain public confidence in esports both as entertainment and for those who wish to place bets on British licenced markets”.last_img read more

Aspire global unveils Portuguese expansion

first_img Related Articles Altenar: Supporting expansion plans in Denmark and Portugal August 20, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Submit Share Nuno Gomes joins BetConstruct and FeedConstruct as brand ambassador June 18, 2020 Aspire Global has announced that it is expanding with the launch of a sportsbook in Portugal.The move comes after the company’s platform was legally and technically certified for the sports vertical, with local partner Cofina Media being granted a betting license. Aspire Global entered the newly regulated Portuguese market at the end of September, 2017, through the launch of the casino Nossa Aposta; the gaming experience will now be completed through a unique sports betting offering well in time for the World Cup.Being reigning European champions, the Portuguese sports betting market is expected to do very well; driving acquisition and betting volume throughout the World Cup and beyond – with significant financial contribution from partner-royalties to Aspire Global already within 3-6 months from launch.Aspire Global CEO Tsachi Maimon stated: “We are delighted to launch sportsbook with an operator of Nossa Aposta’s calibre. As the World Cup approaches, the ability to drive traffic and provide sports betting will be the key to achieving optimal growth in the exciting Portuguese market.”Aspire Global currently is active in six regulated markets. Nearly 70 percent of the company revenue in 2018 is expected to be generated from taxed, regulated or soon to regulated markets. The Portuguese online gaming market for 2017 amounted to around 123 MEUR in gross gaming revenue, 68 MEUR of which was generated from sports.Sports betting is the single most popular gaming category in Portugal and Cofina media is one of the leading traffic providers to sports operators in Portugal. EGBA responsible advertising code gains European broadcaster approval July 3, 2020last_img read more

Sportingtech announces strategic Global DFS agreement

first_img Sportingtech raises the Pulse with new Retail Solution July 2, 2018 Submit Sportingtech to show Pulse power in Uganda through BetOn August 15, 2019 StumbleUpon Share Elvis Džombić – Sportingtech – The power of the Pulse platform March 21, 2018 Share Sportingtech has announced a key strategic partnership with Global Daily Fantasy Sports Inc (GDFSI), designed to enhance its platform in addition to furthering distribution to the global marketplace.Included as part of the deal is the integration of GDFSI’s Daily Fantasy Sports platform into the Sportingtech Pulse Platform, which the aim of increasing the operators offering to various customers.The solution is to be available in both mobile and desktop variants, and will allow “seamless integration at the operator level without sharing or compromising any sensitive customer data”.Darcy Krogh, Global Daily Fantasy Sports CEO, said: “We are delighted to sign Sportingtech as our first dotcom partner and achieve another milestone for our company. “Sportingtech has many customers in key markets who have shown an interest in daily fantasy sports and we are excited to work with them and their clients to introduce them to the world of daily fantasy sports.” Sportingtech details that through the new co-operation, it is well positioned to enhance its operators engagement of new customers. Elvis Džombić, Head of Business Development at Sportingtech, added: “We always look forward to bringing innovations that will generate added value for our clients and enrich the product portfolio within our Pulse platform solution. “This product is all about that, a game where skill meets social – designed for the rising demand of igaming products targeting the younger demographic. “Integrating the Global Daily Fantasy Sports solution is of a big importance for us from [a] strategic point of view, and will definitely help our clients to stay at forefront of the game”. Related Articleslast_img read more

End of UK affair… Tabcorp moves to terminate Sun Bets

first_img Submit Senet Australia appoints Paul Newsom as new client advisory lead  August 27, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Share Share Tabcorp raises $371m through institutional entitlement offer August 24, 2020 Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Australia ASX gambling group Tabcorp Holdings has entered discussions with News UK to terminate its involvement in the Sun Bets joint-venture.Launched in 2016, the operating woes of Sun Bets have been well documented, with the Tabcorp-News UK joint venture reporting operating losses of AUS $46 million (£26 million) for FY2017 trading.Last October, Tabcorp governance moved to place an underperforming Sun Bets ‘under strategic review’, as the ASX gambling firm merged with main Australian market rival Tatts Group.“The review has concluded and Tabcorp is now in discussions with News UK about a proposal to exit its agreement to operate Sun Bets. These discussions remain ongoing and an agreement has not been reached at this stage.” details Tabcorp in its market update.Although the joint-venture has a ten-year contract, it is believed that Tabcorp governance will trigger a pre-2019 termination clause, allowing the firm to end its UK business partnership.As the brand lead, News UK is set to receive ‘termination fees’ from Tabcorp including a £1.5 million payment. Furthermore, Tabcorp will incur all costs attributed to winding down the Sun Bets business.In its corporate update, Tabcorp informs that it has begun ‘collective consultations’ with Sun Bets 60 employees, in line with UK employment laws.The termination of Sun Bets, sees Tabcorp end its UK market ambitions. Partnering with Rupert Murdoch’s News UK tabloid, Sun Bets aimed to leverage The Sun newspaper’s vast digital audiences towards online betting.Tabcorp initially launched Sun Bets, under its proprietary in-house developed betting platform, seeking to replicate the UK success of established operators Sky Bet and bet365.Nevertheless, from its initial launch, the Sun Bets platform faced a number of issues attached to scale and gaining market traction within the cutthroat UK online betting market.On a marketing front, the Sun Bets brand would be severely tarnished by its involvement in the 2017 FA Cup ‘Piegate’ scandal, which saw the betting brand fined £84,000, for offering odds of 8-1 that the substitute goalkeeper Wayne Shaw would finish an entire pie while the game was in play.last_img read more

The World Cup’s Finest with GiG’s Director of Sports Endre Nesset

first_img Submit In The World Cup’s Finest we ask various individuals to delve into their own personal history of football’s quadrennial showpiece extravaganza, selecting a number of favourites as well as revealing what is their very first World Cup memory.Today’s entry from Endre Nesset, Director of Sports at Gaming Innovation Group, delves into the history of numerous World Cup’s of yesteryear, with notable inclusions being made by Mustapha Hadji, Jay Jay Okocha, Maxi Rodriguez and stylish Italians.First World Cup memory10 June 1998 (Morocco v Norway). After only having the memory of Gareth Southgate from Euro 96, I had been collecting Panini stickers and reading up in magazines for months to prepare for the 1998 World Cup in France. I will never forget the sexy step-overs from Mustapha Hadji, and poor Dan Eggen (Norwegian centre-back) must still be dizzy wherever he is today. Overall Norway was lucky to equalize twice, and got a good start to the tournament that later was gonna give us the most memorable moment in Norwegian sport history, when we turned the game from being 0-1 down to winning 2-1 in the last ten minutes against Brazil.Favourite World CupPlayerZinedine Zidane. There are so many. I already mentioned Mustapha Hadji from Morocco. Mexico’s Blanco and his signature move the Cuauhtemiña is another, and so is Erik Mykland. I grew up with Michael Laudrup and Gabriel Batistuta on the wall as a kid, so they also deserve to be mentioned. It is however impossible to not mention my favourite player of all time, Zinedine Zidane. He was simply the best player at his time, and his 2006 performance in the world cup knockout rounds speaks for itself. This list became quite long. Add Paraguay’s goalie Jose Luis Chilavert and we have a pretty cool five-a-side team for next years SBC tournament at Stamford Bridge.TeamNigeria, 1998. My first World Cup, and this was the first team that really “wowed” me. I didn’t know many of the players at the time, but looking back at it now it all makes sense. Celestine Babayaro, Taribo West, Finidi George, Sunday Oliseh and Victor Ikpeba all led by the man that was so good they had to name him twice – Jay Jay Okocha!GoalMaxi Rodriguez (Argentina v Mexico, 2006). I remember this game very well, as it was early days in my betting career and I had a position on unders. After two early goals and massive chances both ways we somehow miraculously got there for one of the most undeserved winners in history with 1-1 at final whistle. Looking at the Argentina lineup with Riquelme, Aimar, Saviola, Crespo, Tevez and Messi you should think they had some goals in them, but they needed a thunder strike volley from Maxi Rodriguez to secure the win, before they went on to lose against Germany as usual in the semis. That first touch with his chest is out of this world.GameSpain v Holland, 2014. Diego Costa had just been cleared to play for Spain and he was supposed to complete one of the greatest teams ever, but Holland wanted it differently. Daley Blind and Stefan de Vrij looked like world class wing backs, and magic moments from Van Persie and Robben made sure Holland won 5-1. Spain never recovered and was sent home in shame after going home in the group stage.KitItaly, 2002. You can’t go wrong with Italian fashion, and their plain 2002 World Cup shirts became a instant personal favourite. I actually still have a shirt at home, but it seems to have shrunken over the years, as it no longer fits. Unfortunately for both Italy and the kit, they faced a tougher challenge than expected against South Korea (and the refs) in the first knockout round and got knocked out after overtime. The World Cup’s Finest is to be a regular feature during the Russia World Cup, profiling a different individual each week day, if you would like to be involved please email [email protected] Vbet sponsors AS Monaco as Ligue 1 kicks off new season August 24, 2020 BtoBet refines African SMS payment options with Tola Mobile  August 20, 2020 Related Articles FDJ’s ParionsSport launches sponsorship programme for French amateur football August 24, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Sharelast_img read more