IMMIGRATION NEWS & UPDATES

first_imgImmigrants WEEK OF APRIL 17, 2017** Contributions to this Column are made by Attorney Caroly Pedersen, Esq. of the American  Immigration Law Center – Call 954-382-5378IMMIGRATION NEWS & UPDATESU.S. Economists Tell Trump That Immigrants Benefit The U.S. Economy! In a recent letter to the Trump Administration and Congress, nearly 1,500 economists made it clear that Immigrants provide benefits to our economy and give America important competitive advantages in the global economy. The letter emphasizes that Immigration boosts our country’s growth, jobs and wages and urges Congress to modernize the U.S. Immigration system, saying: “We urge Congress to modernize our immigration system in a way that maximizes the opportunity immigration can bring, and reaffirms continuing the rich history of welcoming immigrants to the United States,”. Among the benefits Immigrants bring to our economy, economist site that they start new businesses which then hire American workers, bring young workers who contribute to our Social Security system to offset baby boomer retirements, bring diverse skills that enable American companies to grow and increase the productivity of American workers; and that Immigrants are  more likely to work in STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — and other innovative fields that drive economic growth. Good to know!USCIS Announces That It Has Reached The Cap For This Year’s H-1B Work VisasThe USCIS began accepting H-1B work visa applications on April 3, 2017 for the 2018 Fiscal year which begins on October 1, 2017. As with previous years, the USCIS received the allowable number of such new H-1B work visa applications during the first week and will soon begin sending the hundreds of thousands of excess applications back to applicant companies. Under current law, there are  only 65,000 new H-1B visas available each year for qualifying foreign professionals with Bachelor’s Degrees and an additional 20,000 for those with U.S. advanced degrees  (known as the master’s cap). THIS WEEK’S IMMIGRATION QUESTIONS & ANSWERSQuestion:  I was sworn in as an American Citizen in December of last year when my parents were here visiting me for the Christmas holiday. They came in early December and got 6 months to stay, so they have to leave by June 2017.  Things are getting really tough in Venezuela with food shortages and lots of protests in the streets and I am urging my parents not to return because it’s not safe. My parents want to stay here with me, but are afraid if they don’t return when their time is up, they could be deported. My question is, can you file for their green cards now while they are here with me in Miami and can they stay here and wait or do they have to go back to Caracas and wait? What if their I-94 expires? If they can stay, how soon can I get them a work permit and social security card? Answer: U.S. Citizens can sponsor their Parents to immigrate to the U.S., either through the U.S. Consulate if they are abroad, or by adjustment of status to U.S. Residency if they are in the U.S. and entered legally (even if they have overstayed their visa). Parents in the U.S. who entered legally can file for Residency and wait to receive their Green Card here – since there is no need to travel back to the home country. Parents of U.S. Citizens are in a special immigration category called “Immediate Relatives” which allows them to obtain a Green Card in the U.S. – even if their I-94 cards are expired.Therefore, if your parents decide to stay, I can file for their Residency, so that they can  adjust status to U.S. Permanent Residency (a Green Card) here in the U.S., it will not be a problem if their I-94 period of stay expires, even before applying. Currently, after applying for Residency, it takes about 3 months to receive a work permit and several more weeks to be issued a Social Security card. If filed properly, the entire Residency process for Parents of U.S. Citizens is about 6+ months from start to finish to receive a Green Card.  Question: My boyfriend is a green card holder since 2014 through his mom who sponsored him. I am here visiting him from Jamaica while he is on spring break from college. We plan to get married soon after he graduates from college this june. We were wondering, if I get married to him now, while I am in fort Lauderdale visiting him, will I be able to get some kind of  temporary work permit to allow me to work here while he waits on getting his citizenship in a few years? I wanted to start working now so that he and I can save some money to buy our own apartment next year. ThanksAnswer: That is a great question. It’s important to understand that once you get married, as the spouse of a U.S. Resident , you will not obtain any immigration benefits, work permit or legal status in the U.S. until an Immigrant Visa becomes available for you, which may take about 1 ½  years in the F2A Immigration Category for Spouses and minor children of U.S. Residents. During that time, you must not overstay your time in the U.S., otherwise, you will not be eligible to immigrate here when the time comes. For now, you can get married, have a nice visit with him, then return home and begin waiting for the visa to be available. You should be able to come and visit him while your case is pending, as long as you do not stay in the U.S. for long periods of time. I hope this is helpful. You can find out more about sponsoring a spouse for Residency by visiting our Website at www.Immigratetoday.com or by calling our office at: 954-382-5378.Helpful Immigration Tips You Can UseSend USCIS Applications and Correspondence by U.S. Express Mail For Easy Tracking and Delivery ConfirmationImmigration applications and any follow-up correspondence with the USCIS are such important matters, that you should take the additional step of sending these documents to the USCIS by a safe, quick method, which allows you to verify the date and time of delivery to the USCIS. This is especially critical when you have received a Request For Additional Evidence from the USCIS and must provide the requested documentation by a specified deadline.Many applicants do not know that if the response sent to the USCIS is postmarked before the deadline date, but is actually delivered and received by the USCIS after that date, the case is likely to be denied.Not only is this a tragedy for the beneficiary of the immigration application, but in such instances, all the USCIS filing fees are lost, which in some cases can be thousands of dollars. Certified Mail is not delivered quickly  and other private courier services like Fed-ex cannot be delivered to the regular USCIS P.O. box address.So, since the USCIS is a government agency, like the U.S. Priority Mail (U.S. Postal Service), the safest way to send applications/documents and to safeguard against the unfortunate situation above, is to use the U.S. Priority Mai. The cost is about $17.00 and well worth it. You will receive a tracking# so you can go online and confirm delivery. Be sure to send any responses requested by the USCIS at least one week or more before the deadline. Also, make a copy of everything you send to the USCIS including the initial application, supporting documents, Money Order and all follow-up responses before sending to the USCIS and never send originals! Good luck!last_img read more

Miramar Mayor Wayne Messam Promises Transformational Change as President

first_imgSuccessful businessman and politician Wayne Messam has served as mayor of Miramar since 2015. On Saturday, March 30, he will be officially announcing his run in the 2020 presidential campaign. In an exclusive pre-announcement interview with CNW, a confident Messam shared a bit about the driving force behind his decision to run for president, and what he hopes to achieve in the role. As the leader of the nation, Messam says he wants to rekindle the dying American Dream. “We must recommit to making that an achievable reality – whether someone wants to go to college, start a business, learn a trade, own a home, or start a family.”Miramar Mayor Wayne Messam with wife, Angela, with children Wayne II, and twin daughters, Kayla and Kyla.Messam further told CNW, “The main problem in our country is a lack of urgency to plan for the future and take action on crises we can see coming, whether it’s the gun violence epidemic, climate change or crippling student loan debt.” He wants to tackle these issues head-on, as well as problems related to shifts in economy, skyrocketing healthcare costs, underfunded public schools, and mending the breakdown in the country’s global leadership role, which, he says, has been worsened by the current administration.He also believes that as the two-term mayor of Miramar, a fast-growing, diverse city in the nation’s largest battleground state, he is at an advantage among his many Democratic competitors.“Mayors are closest to the people, and the people think Washington doesn’t work for them. I’ve taken on challenges my entire life to make life better for people, whether by creating jobs or raising wages for workers. I think these big issues need fresh eyes from someone who is closer to the American people on a daily basis. With the support of everyday people, we can finally bring bold ideas back into the conversation, solve problems, and plan for the future,” Messam told CNW. “Mayors get things done for our communities with a sense of urgency,” he added. He also suggests that being black will not hold back his nomination, noting, “This Democratic primary is the most diverse in history. America is diverse, and its leaders should reflect and celebrate the people they serve.” He is eager to see the country move beyond the current administration’s divided rhetoric, focusing instead on what unites all Americans. A large portion of his campaign’s funding will come from small donors across all 50 states, he shares. He believes his message will resonate deeply with the masses across the US. “It will be a guiding principle for our campaign to reach people where they are and take no one’s support for granted. Far too many communities in this country feel left behind and deserve someone in their corner who will have their back,” he shared. “Americans struggling to make ends meet should be the priority,” Messam told CNW. “I’ve spent my life working to better people’s lives. Together, we can create real transformative change in this country, and do just that.” Messam says he will still diligently run Miramar as its mayor while campaigning, and plans to put the city further on the map by spreading the word about its lengthy list of achievements far and wide while touring the country. Miramar will also be the home of his campaign headquarters. Messam’s wife Angela and three children are excited about the possibilities for the future. “We had many family discussions about this decision and know this will be a marathon not a sprint, but believe in our hearts that this is the right decision based on our experience, vision and this moment facing our country,” he explained. 44-year-old Messam was born in Florida to Jamaican immigrant parents who both had no more than a fifth grade education. After landing in the US, the politician’s parents worked feverishly to provide for their family –  with Messam’s father working the sugar cane fields of the Florida Glades, and his mother assuming the role of a cook to feed the migrant workers.Despite his humble upbringing, Messam excelled in academics, completed college and went on to  build one of the fastest-growing, minority-owned construction businesses in the country, Messam Construction, which he owns with wife.last_img read more

#Editorial: Address Food Insecurity in 2020

first_imgMIAMI, Florida – And just like that, the Christmas celebrations are over…and it’s back to reality.One of the realities facing our community is hunger among many poorer families. A most wrenching scene witnessed during the recent Christmas/holiday shopping spree was that of a young mother with two young children begging at a major Southwest Miami shopping mall. They were not begging for a chance to visit Santa Claus at the mall, rather, they were seeking money to buy food. Happily, many shoppers extended assistance to the family, but this shouldn’t be happening in America. No one should be allowed to go hungry.But, unfortunately, food insecurity is a major problem in this country. Recently, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported that in 2018, 11.1 percent of American households were food insecure sometime during that year. The majority of these households, unfortunately, included at least one child. Although food insecurity was significantly down from the peak of 14.9 percent in 2011, it still means some 36 million Americans are in real risk of inadequately feeding themselves.Among the 36 million Americans threatened by food insecurity, 12.9 million are children, and over 5 million are seniors over age 50.There are numerous reasons why Americans experience food insecurity—the main one being inadequate income to meet household expenses.When the level of food insecurity peaked in 2011, during the Great Recession, the Obama administration responded by increasing funding so more Americans could qualify for food assistance (mostly through food stamps) under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).Since then, SNAP has helped millions of Americans with the sources to purchase nutritious food for children, pregnant women and families in general. Because the criteria to receive this assistance is tied to the stated federal poverty rate, it’s estimated some 27 percent of Americans although not earning sufficient income to be food secure, still earned too much to qualify for assistance under SNAP.But, under a new rule expected to be implemented by the Trump administration in April this year, some 700,000 current SNAP recipients including some 55,000 in South Florida could lose this vital benefit, further increasing their risk of going hungry.The new rule will require SNAP recipients age 18 to 49 without children to work at least 20 hours a week or lose their benefits. The administration says the change is intended to encourage those receiving SNAP to get jobs. But, this rule will aggravate the possibility for hunger among low-income individuals who can’t find steady weekly employment, even on a part-time basis. Of the nearly five million people receiving food stamps in 2018, about 75 percent had no jobs, according to the USDA. Some of these people cannot work because of disabilities or having to stay home as caregivers to infants or ailing family members.Existing SNAP regulations already limit adults to three months of benefits in a three-year period unless they meet the 20 hours per week requirement. However, many states like Florida currently waive that requirement in high unemployment areas. The pending change would make these waivers harder to obtain.While the Trump administration estimates to save some five billion dollars by cutting the SNAP benefits, it is difficult to accept a measure that has the potential for placing thousands of Americans in positions where they will be unable to feed themselves.The argument that America is on the cusp of economic prosperity, experiencing one of its lowest unemployment rates, is a myth to millions of Americans who are earning minimum wages, or unable to find work. Despite the hype over the monthly positive economic data, some 36 million Americans are still having serious problems feeding themselves and their families.Something is awfully wrong with this picture.If the nation is experiencing so much economic prosperity, why does the government need to cut back on a vital social assistance program like SNAP? Why isn’t the government taking steps to raise the $5 million it estimates to save by cutting SNAP benefits, from wealthy Americans and corporations.Strong opposition is building to the proposed changes in SNAP, especially among Democratic congressional representatives in states with high percentage of people experiencing food insecurity. It is likely these representatives will collaborate in filing a legal challenge to stay the changes.The community is urged to support their congressional representatives to take every practical measure to prevent the changes to the SNAP program.It is unacceptable to accept any South Florida, or American, resident going hungry during a time of economic prosperity when the federal government should be able to find the resources to maintain the program as it is.last_img read more

“Hand Of God” – Diego Maradona Supports Use Of Video Assistant Referee (VAR)

first_imgMaradona continued: “I’ll tell you something else – at the 1990 World Cup I used my hand to clear the ball off the line against the Soviet Union,”“We were lucky because the referee didn’t see it. You couldn’t use technology back then, but it’s a different story today.”Maradona also noted how England became world cup champions in 1966 “with a shot that didn’t go over the line”, referring to Geoff Hurst’s controversial strike.“England won the World Cup in ’66 with a shot that didn’t go over the line,”“There have been lots of incidents where World Cup history would have been different if technology had been used. It’s time to change all that.” he concluded.RelatedMaradona Denies Being Hospitalised After Nigeria WinJune 27, 2018In “FIFA”Maradona Offers To Coach Argentina For FreeJuly 3, 2018In “World Cup”Nigeria Showed Teams Don’t Fear Argentina Again – MaradonaFebruary 13, 2018In “FIFA” Argentine Legend, Diego Maradona has expressed his support for the use of Video Assistant Referee (VAR), despite being a beneficiary of the lack of VAR with the famous “Hand Of God”.56-year-old Maradona scored with his hand against England in the quarter final of the Mexico 1986 World cup, a game Argentina won 2-1 to progress to the semi final.Speaking to FIFA.com, Maradona said: “Obviously I think about it whenever I show my support for the use of technology,”“I thought about it and, sure, that goal wouldn’t have stood.”last_img read more

Serie A week 12 Preview

first_imgSassuolo v AC MilanPopular Prediction: XVincenzo Montella would be heading to this Seria A weekend with the danger of losing his job, a lose to Sasuolo could be a decider to his stay at the seven times UEFA Champions league champions side.Rossoneri were uninspired against AEK on Thursday night after a goalless draw.Montella’s side are already 12 points off the Champions League places, and if that gap increases he could well be given his marching orders.Sassuolo have failed to win their last 5 home matches.Sassuolo have never scored more than a single goal in their games so far in this Serie A campaignMilan have won just one of their last five trips here in Serie ASassuolo have failed to score in their last three home games.Last meeting : Genoa 0-1 SampdoriaMatch Time : Sunday  8:45p.mVenue :Mapei stadiumRelatedSerie A Review: Inter Pip Lazio To Final UCL Spot To End 6-Year WaitMay 21, 2018In “Europe”Serie A Review: Napoli Wrestle Top Spot From Juventus With Bologna Win As Milan Edge Lazio In Big ClashJanuary 29, 2018In “Europe”Italian Serie A Review: The Big Teams Show SuperiorityOctober 26, 2017In “Europe” Bologna vs Crotone:Popular Prediction : Crotone to win or draw.Bologna have won 5 of their last 6 matches against Crotone in all competitionsCrotone have lost 5 of their last 6 away matchesBologna have kept a clean sheet in their last 3 matches against Crotone in all competitionsBologna have lost with a 1 goal margin in their last 3 matchesBologna have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 4 matches against Crotone in all competitionsBologna beat Crotone both home and away last season, and SPAL are so far the only team they beat at home this term. Furthermore, they managed to draw with Inter on home turf. That being said, Crotone will be brimming with confidence after their shock win over Fiorentina and will be fancying their chances at trying to grab at least a point here.Last meeting: Bologna 1-0 CrotoneMatch Time: Saturday 6p.mVenue: Renato dall’Ara Genoa v SampdoriaPopular Prediction: Sampdoria to win or drawSaturday night sees Genoa and Sampdoria meet in the Derby della Lanterna, with the future of Grifone Coach Ivan Juric on the line because Genoa have won just one game all season.The Blucerchiati would love to have nothing more than a maximum point from this match against their city rivals. in a popular Derby della Mole.Sampdoria have played 5 away games with a win, 2draw and 2 lost this seasonLast meeting: Genoa 0-1 SampdoriaMatch Time : Saturday 8:45p.mVenue: Luigi Ferraris Juventus v BeneventoPopular Prediction: Juventus to winBenevento, who have yet to even pick up a single point, also have the worst attack in the division, with a measly four goals scored so far would be facing the Old Lady, a side that can boast of having netted the most time this season. Though Juventus are far from being in their top form this season in their local fixtures, having loss a game at home to Lazio.Juventus have won 36 of their last 38 home matchesBenevento have lost their last 11 matchesJuventus have scored at least 2 goals in 11 of their last 13 matchesBenevento have been losing at both half time and full time in 7 of their last 8 matchesThere have been over 2.5 goals scored in 6 of Juventus’s last 7 home gamesBenevento have conceded at least 2 goals in 7 of their last 8 matchesThere have been over 2.5 goals scored in Benevento’s last 3 gamesLast meeting : Non AppearanceMatch Time : Sunday  3:00p.mVenue :Allianz Stadium Cagliari v Hellas VeronaPopular Prediction : Cagliari to win or drawThe Rossoblu should be able to rebound here and pick up a much needed win. Despite their leaky defense last term, they avoided releation, and would need to be more careful at this campaign.Verona will be desperate to try to end their three-match losing streak.Verona have conceded at least 2 goals in their last 4 away matchesVerona have lost their last 3 matchesThere have been over 2.5 goals scored in Verona’s last 4 away gamesThere have been over 2.5 goals scored in Cagliari’s last 5 gamesLast meeting: Cagliari 1-2 VeronaMatch Time : Sunday  3:00p.mVenue: Sardegna stadiumAtalanta v SPALPopular Prediction: Atalanta to winLa Dea will be frustrated from their results from the Europa League midweek but will have to focus on getting back on track having lost to Udinese last round.Atalanta are undefeated in 16 of their last 17 home matchesTheir only loss so far was a 1-0 defeat to Roma on MD 1 of this seasonThey’ve won 11 times thus far on home turfBefore beating Genoa last Sunday, SPAL had taken only one point from their previous eight league gamesSPAL have lost their last 4 away matchesSPAL have conceded at least 2 goals in their last 4 away matchesLast meeting: Non AppearanceMatch Time : Sunday  6:00p.mVenue: Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia (Bergamo). Top teams would be setting a relentless pace though, so most stars can afford to take their eye off the ball before heading off for international duty. Chievo v NapoliPopular Prediction : Napoli to winNapoli have been in excellent form so far this season, having dropped just two points from the whole campaign so far.However, Faouzi Ghoulam was forced off with an injury against Manchester City on Wednesday, and it was later confirmed he’ll be out for at least three months with a cruciate ligament injury.The Partenopei have Mario Rui as a replacement, but he’s played a grand total of three minutes all season.Napoli have scored at least 3 goals in 13 of their last 15 matchesNapoli have won 15 of their last 16 matchesThere have been over 2.5 goals scored in 5 of Chievo’s last 6 home gamesThere have been over 2.5 goals scored in 19 of Napoli’s last 21 away gamesNapoli have won their last 4 away matches against Chievo in all competitionsChievo have conceded at least 2 goals in their last 3 matchesLast meeting: Chievo 1-3 NapoliMatch Time : Sunday  3:00p.mVenue: Marc Anthonio Inter Milan v TorinoPopular Prediction: Inter Milan to winGiven that they only have to play in general once a week, Luciano Spalletti’s men are benefiting from the added rest that Juventus, Napoli, Roma, Atalanta, Lazio, and AC Milan don’t get from competing on multiple fronts.Inter are undefeated in 20 of their last 22 matches against Torino in all competitions.Torino have conceded at least 2 goals in their last 4 away matchesInter have won 11 of their last 13 matchesInter have scored at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 home matchesThere have been over 2.5 goals scored in 7 of Torino’s last 8 gamesInter have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 3 matches againstls scored in Benevento’s last 3 gamesLast meeting: Inter Milan 2-1 TorinoMatch Time : Sunday  12:30p.mVenue: San Siro SS Lazio v UdinesePopular Prediction : Lazio to winWith a blasting form of their life, Lazio who currently defeated Nice at the Europa Cup and book their place in the knock out stage already would love to continue their performance when they face Udinese. With defeats in five out of their last six at the Stadio Olimpico, whilst they have also failed to score in all but one during that same time frame.Lazio have won 5 of their last 6 home matches against Udinese in all competitionsLazio have won their last 6 matchesThere have been over 2.5 goals scored in 7 of Udinese’s last 8 gamesLazio have kept a clean sheet in 5 of their last 6 matches against Udinese in all competitionsLazio have scored at least 2 goals in their last 6 matchesLazio have won their last six Serie A games.Last meeting: Lazio 1-0 UdineseMatch Time : Sunday  3:00p.mVenue: Stadio Olimpicolast_img read more

My Coach Didn’t Want Me To Play For Nigeria – New Super Eagles Star

first_imgNew Super Eagles sensation Brian Idowu has narrated how his club coach tried to discourage him from playing for the team.Idowu, 25, revealed that Amkar Perm coach Gadzi Gadzhiyen wanted him to play for his place of birth (Russia) adding that the Russian tactician told him to wait and see whether he would be invited to the Russian national team.He made this known in a chat with ESPN, Brian Idowu said: “Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr contacted me and told me that he was following me.”“He wanted to invite me to the squad, but that was impossible because I didn’t have a Nigerian passport.“Gadzhiev said that such a call is not incidental, and I should keep progressing. He advised me to wait and see if I get called by Russia as well. I don’t see why I can’t play for Russia if I keep getting better, but they have good players like Mario Fernandes in my position. They don’t miss me.” he concluded.Brian Idowu made an instant impact in an international friendly for the Super Eagles on Tuesday night as he scored minutes after coming on as an halftime substitute for Ola Aina to edge Nigeria 3-2 ahead before the outstanding Alex Iwobi finished the team’s opponents and long time nemesis Argentina off to give the team a 4-2 win. [tps_header][/tps_header]RelatedRohr Undecided On Leftback SpotMarch 31, 2018In “National Team”New Sensation Brian Idowu Faces Sanction For Eagles AppearanceNovember 16, 2017In “National Team”Argentina Win Fallout: Rohr Singles Out Two Players For PraiseNovember 15, 2017In “National Team”last_img read more

Betcart – Sponsor Profile – #bofcon2017

first_img SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital unveils unrivalled speaker line-up August 19, 2020 StumbleUpon CEOs to share post-COVID-19 vision at industry’s biggest online conference March 26, 2020 Related Articles Share Share Submit SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital 2020 announces free ticket initiative July 21, 2020 Betcart is sponsoring Betting on Football 2017, the fourth edition of the largest international football and betting trade conference at Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge.Ahead of the 3-5 May event, we spoke to Natalie Berenato, the company’s Head of Marketing and Affiliates, about what she is looking forward to at the conference, what attracted Betcart to sponsor the event and the status of its application for a UK licence.SBC: Why did you choose to sponsor Betting on Football 2017?NB: We’re happy to be able to sponsor such an important event within our industry. SBC has been a pivotal partnership for us and we find these focused events a brilliant tool to not only catching up with our peers, but to be updated with many important key topics in the sportsbook industry.SBC: What are you most looking forward to at the conference?NB: Catching up with our affiliates as well as meeting new ones, of course we know that these events are attended by the top personalities in the industry. All the talks about the different markets will be of great interest and we’re looking forward to some professional and high-level comments from some industry experts.SBC: Ahead of sponsoring the UK-hosted #bofcon2017, what is the status of your application for a UK licence?NB: We will be able to update our suppliers and affiliates on the status of it before the conference.SBC: You previously stated that the “true gold” in affiliate partnerships lies in the quality of service and the relationships built; are there any specific affiliates that you are looking forward to meeting at Stamford Bridge?NB: We’re very open to collaborate with any affiliate that is willing to work hard with us to make our partnership a success. We’re focusing our 2017 targets in specific markets, such as Scandinavia, so it will be of interest to us to focus on those countries, but we’re looking forward to speaking to anyone interested in working with us!SBC: And finally, which parts of the conference agenda have caught your eye?NB: The market profile tracks talks will be highly interesting for us, and of course the networking at the end of each day!last_img read more

R. Franco appoints Miguel Ángel Lázaro as Digital lead

first_img Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Andrea Vota – Jdigital’s challenge of Spanish restrictions is led by logic and rationale August 13, 2020 Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Spanish gambling group R. Franco has confirmed the promotion of Miguel Ángel Lázaro to Group Managing Director of digital services.Ángel Lázaro will be tasked with leading the R. Franco Digital division, overseeing the delivery of terminals, systems, projects and solutions for R. Franco partners.The senior appointment sees Ángel Lázaro replace Alejandro Casanova as R. France Digital leader, who will depart the company this March.An 18-year group veteran, Ángel Lázaro has held various executive positions within R. Franco’s technology and software divisions and has been a key stakeholder in R. Franco Digital’s development of services and propositions.In 2017, R. Franco moved to bolster its digital services for Spanish speaking markets, moving to fully acquire technology and platform partner Mediatech Solutions outright.In recent months, R. Franco Digital has won exclusive platform contracts, entering the Colombian market as lead digital platform supplier of Colombian gambling operator Corredor Empresarial S.A.Confirming the appointment of Ángel Lázaro, R. Franco governance stated that they had appointed the right man with knowledge of markets and industry technology disciplines to lead R. Franco Digital fast growth and expansion strategy. Submitlast_img read more

Championship hopefuls and 32Red show support for Responsible Gambling Week

first_imgShare Submit Share Kindred: Spelinspektionen has failed in its management of Swedish marketplace June 11, 2020 Related Articles Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity  July 28, 2020 Kindred marks fastest route to ‘normal trading’ as it delivers H1 growth July 24, 2020 Championship promotion hopefuls Middlesbrough FC and principal partner 32Red are getting behind next month’s Responsible Gambling Week. The club has become the first the English Football League side to sign up to the cross-industry initiative, with both partys emphasising that they are “keen to show their support in delivering the message”.The show of support comes after the pair unveiled their link-up earlier this year, which also saw fellow Kindred Group brand Unibet secure branding rights as part of the deal.As part of the initiative, 32Red has agreed to donate all match-day advertising space, encapsulating screens, LEDs and programme, to deliver the Responsible Gambling message for the live televised fixture against Derby County, at the clubs Riverside home, on Saturday 27 October (kick off 12:30pm).A spokesman for Middlesbrough FC commented: “Responsible Gambling Week is an opportunity for us as football clubs and organisations to play a part in delivering a clear and concise message. We have a social responsibility and this is very important to us to be at the forefront of this.”Building upon 2017’s inaugural offering, this year sees Irish organisations join the campaign, and focus upon a theme of ‘Let’s Talk About Responsible Gambling.’As part of the week, practical advice will be shared through social media channels, to ensure responsible gambling messages reach the widest possible audience.Neil Banbury, general manager at 32Red, added: “Everyone at 32Red is delighted to support Responsible Gambling Week. We want our customers to enjoy gambling in a safe and sustainable way, and we’re committed to doing everything we can to make sure they always set their limits and stay in control.”Responsible Gambling Week aims to get people talking about what it means to gamble responsibly, tools available to keep the activity fun and how players of all types can gamble safely, whilst ensuring any individual that needs added information, help or support knows where to find it.It is anticipated that around 127,000 staff at around 11,000 gambling venues and online sites in the UK and Ireland will take part in Responsible Gambling Week. StumbleUponlast_img read more

Paul Fox – Smart Inter Milan plays open new Asian horizons for LeTou

first_img LiveScore celebrates streaming service launch with Serie A partnership June 17, 2020 Share Share StumbleUpon Related Articles LiveScore adds new leagues to streaming offering August 12, 2020 Marek Suchar: “As esports betting grows, we will no longer speak about it as one sport” June 18, 2020 Submit Paul Fox, Chief Executive of Asian focused online gambling operator LeTou has proclaimed a positive and progressive first six months for the betting brand’s key partnership with Serie A football team Internazionale Milan.Back in August 2018, Philippines based LeTou extended its European football sponsorship portfolio becoming the ‘Official Asia Gaming Partner’ of the Nerazzurri, securing its biggest sports partnership to date.Leading LeTou’s expansion within multiple markets, Fox underlines the strategic importance of partnering with one of Europe’s highest-profile football clubs, whic he harbours a boundless international reach and appeal with football fans.“Internazionale is steeped in history and renowned as a football giant across the world, but the club is about more than what happens on the pitch every weekend. Few clubs can boast a fanbase as global as Inter’s, and we viewed them as the perfect partner to reach new audiences in Asia.” Fox details to SBC.“Inter’s commitment to having a long-term impact in key Asian regions was a big selling point for us, and there are a lot of synergies between the sports and gaming sectors. To become Inter’s first ever Asian Gaming Partner was proof that at LeTou, we are now one of the key players in our industry.Partnering with the Serie A giant, Fox and LeTou marketing have emphasised developing mutually beneficial conditions and prospects aiding and advancing both parties agendas, thus moving Inter-LeTou beyond standard betting sponsorship norms which have dominated Asian betting sponsorships.Emphasising cooperation, LeTou has fully embraced Inter Milan’s development of Chinese football academies, spearheaded by the Club’s new owner the Suning Retail Group, directives that have opened the LeTou brand to a potential 97 million Inter Milan Asian fanbase.Backing LeTou-Inter partnership prospects, Internazionale Sales Director Tal Moriah details:-  “Inter has already opened six academies throughout China in Beijing, Shanghai, Sichuan, Jiangsu, Shenyang and Hongkong, with over 100 football programs across the school system and elite youth team camps and clinics.”“The academies are operated on the highest level, with both certified coaches sent from Milan and local Chinese coaches. Training of local coaches is at the core of the Inter-Academy projects all over the world and in China we have seen great potential growth. Inter will continue to invest resources in the development of football in China.”For 2019 and beyond, Fox underlines that LeTou will continue to back Inter Milan’s Asia market social and youth football initiatives, with the aim of changing the perception of generic betting-sponsorships that have targeted Asian consumers.“The work that Inter has already done in key regions such as China is proof that they are focused on implementing change and contributing to the growth of football in Asia. Providing children with access to quality coaching will help them to understand the game and have an appreciation of how it can be used as a tool for good. It is an honour to be working in partnership with such as a successful football club both on and off the pitch, and we look forward to continuing our collaboration with them.last_img read more