3rd annual Flourish Media Conference bridging entrepreneurship, media, and diversity…

first_imgFlourish Media Conference (FMC) is celebrating its 3rd annual women’s conference and has partnered with Magic City Center and Thriver Lifestyle to bring more partnership and funding opportunities for women of color entrepreneurs and business owners. This two-day conference on February 22-23, 2019, has grown bigger each year and continually works to close the gap and address the issues of income inequality, education and innovation as it relates to women of color businesses. FMC’s social media reach numbered at over 1.6 million impressions in 2018 and continue to increase each year.Behind the LeafOne of the key differentiators of FMC is their 501(c)(3) beneficiary charity, Behind The Leaf, which helps minority and low-income women see small business ownership as a viable opportunity for economic advancement by offering accessible educational products, workshops, and networking events. Attendees are entered to win scholarship packages that include the following; monetary business scholarship up to $1500, web hosting, contact management tools, project management tools, subsidized time with an accountant, subsidized time with lawyer, personalized marketing material and a free buddy pass to the 2020 Flourish Media Conference.Connects women with investorsThis 3rd annual conference addresses one driving effort: connecting women with willing investors. VIPs will have the opportunity to LIVE PITCH to investors for the chance to walk away with up to millions of dollars for their ventures.Past keynote speakers include Radio Host & On-Air Personality Felisha Monet of 99 Jams, Editor Talia Oliver of The Shade Room, credited with changing the landscape of journalism for its ability to draw in 8 million social followers and reach 94 million viewers. This year, FMC speakers include Wellness Expert, Candy Calderon, Writer Ty Alexander, Soul Brand Therapist Whitney Mullings, Attorney Rosezena Piece, America’s Top 20 African American Interior Designer Tonya Cromer, and many more!SpeakersDr. Shanequa Fleming – Executive CoachDominique Clark – Relationship ExpertMorgan Owens – Curvy Cardio Owner & AuthorAdria Hookes – Business CoachChandra Brooks – AuthorCindy Montgenie – Fortune 50 Tech Executive Ana Santos – AccountantAngel Suttle – Radio HostMilan Mobley – CEO, UnmanagmentKim Bullox – Lifestyle & Abundance CoachFlorence Gaspard – Director of Entrepreneurship, Black Professional NetworkKristen Pope – Award-Winning Journalist Michelby Whitehead – WriterRegan Farley – Public RelationsThe Doyenne – Entrepreneurs Kamilah Jolly – Business LawyerVirginia Jimenez – Transformational Love CoachEnid Nolasco – Witchcraft Branding OwnerLakisha Grant – Author & Business OwnerLauren Woulard – Communications Professional & more to be announced!last_img read more


Video: Watch Chelsea Lose 3-2 To Bayern Munich, As Morata Debuts With An Assist

first_imgChelsea failed to complete a remarkable comeback in their pre-season friendly against Bayern Munich, as the Bavarians held on to claim a 3-2 victory.Played inside of a full Singapore National Stadium, Bayern Munich went 3-0 up inside 26 minutes, with Rafinha’s low drive finding the back of the net for the opener on 6 minutes.Rafinha’s goal to put Bayern up a goal against Chelsea in the International Champions Cup— Big Nothing (@BigNothingPod) July 25, 2017Thomas Muller added the second 6 minutes after with a thumping volley after Frank Ribery’s skilful foot work to get past Chelsea defender’s before crossing the ball to Muller.Muller’s goal. Chelsea 2-0 down.— Mod (@HazardChaos) July 25, 2017Muller got his brace in the 26th minute with a subliminal finish to make it 3-0, with Thibaut Courtois left stranded.What a goal from Thomas Muller to put Bayern 3-0 up against Chelsea in under 30 minutes. Wow— Big Nothing (@BigNothingPod) July 25, 2017Marcos Alonso reduced the deficit for Chelsea on the stroke of half time, as he smashes home a cracker to make it 3-1.Marcos Alonso pulls one goal back with a thunderous strike?#CFC #CFCFCB— BET A BONUS (@BetABonus) July 25, 2017New signing, Alvaro Morata, who came on as a second half substitute, could not find a debut goal but provided the assist for Michy Batshuayi’s 85th-minute goal from close range to make it 3-2.Morata assist for Batshuayi’s goal. ?— Chelsea News (@Chelsea_FL) July 25, 2017Next up for Chelsea on their pre-season tour is Inter Milan on Thursday in the International Champions Cup. Video credit: TwitterRelatedlast_img read more


Unpaid Bonus – Neymar Considers Reporting Barcelona To FIFA

first_imgRelatedBarcelona Confirms Neymar Departure, PSG Move ImminentAugust 2, 2017In “Europe”Neymar-Barcelona Saga Rumbles On…October 10, 2017In “Europe”Neymar To PSG: Pros And ConsAugust 4, 2017In “Europe” World’s most expensive footballer, Neymar, is reportedly considering a formal complaint to FIFA over Barcelona’s refusal to pay loyalty bonus to his agent.Barcelona has refused to pay Neymar’s agent, who is also his father, a loyalty bonus around £23m following the Brazilian’s contract renewal with Barcelona last year.According to Sky Sports, The 25-year-old forward feels very bad about the situation and is “considering” filing a formal complaint to the world football’s governing body, FIFA.Barcelona’s spokesperson, Josep Vives, told reporters recently that the Catalan club “will not pay the bonus to Neymar’s father.”He continued: “There were three conditions: the player must not negotiate his departure from the club during the month before the bonus became payable, he must demonstrate his desire to fulfill his contract, and that we would not pay out the bonus before September 1, to ensure the transfer window was closed.“Now that we know that none of these three conditions were met, we will not honour that bonus.”Neymar completed his world record €222m move to Paris Saint-Germain last week, and will reportedly earn £40.3m in wages per year after tax, with around £515,000-a-week.last_img read more


Emenalo Bags Sporting Director Job At Monaco

first_imgFormer Nigerian international Michael Emenalo has been appointed as the sporting director at French champions AS Monaco.The new development was revealed by the Principality club on Monday evening.Emenalo raised a few eyebrows when he resigned from his technical director position at Chelsea last month after a 10-year stint and it has not taken long for him to nab another big role on the European football scene. While speaking with the club’s website on his new appointment, Emenalo said, “This is a wonderful opportunity for me in a high-quality project.”“AS Monaco has shown great progress for several seasons and I am convinced that the future will be just as ambitious.” he added.“Vadim Vasilyev’s [Executive vice-president] willingness to see me join AS Monaco was decisive and, for me, the choice was natural after my decision to leave Chelsea.” he stated further.For Vadim Vasilyev, the Executive vice-president at AS Monaco, his appointment was a major coup.He said: “I am very happy to be able to count on him in Monaco. I invested a lot in his appointment.”“His know-how in detection and recruitment, as well as the technical experience acquired in one of the most successful clubs in recent years, are the reasons that led us to present this ambitious challenge.“This appointment is another sign of our ambition and our desire to be as competitive as possible.” he concluded.RelatedBREAKING: AS Monaco Sporting Director Michael Emenalo SackedJanuary 25, 2019In “Europe”Emenalo Finally Breaks Silence On Chelsea ExitDecember 5, 2017In “England”Chelsea Legend Blames Emenalo For Club WoesFebruary 7, 2018In “England”last_img read more


Controversial Sanchez Penalty Takes Arsenal Into Top Four

first_imgArsenal have moved into the top four after star forward Alexis Sanchez scored a controversial stoppage time penalty to give the Gunners a 1-0 win at Burnley in a week 13 Premier League clash.The home side edged their visitors in a keenly contested first half but Arsene Wenger’s side returned after the break to seize control. Arsenal struggled to create clearcut openings despite their second half supremacy and the game was moving towards a 0-0 result until centre referee Lee Mason pointed to the spot in favour of the North London side.The impressive James Tarkowski was penalised for a push on Aaron Ramsey and the resulting penalty was dispatched by Alexis Sanchez to give his side just a second away win of the season.The last gasp win takes Arsenal above Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur into the top four in the interesting race for UEFA Champions League (UCL) qualification ahead of next season.In the earlier game, Charlie Austin scored twice as Southampton beat Everton 4-1 to pour further misery on the Toffees.Dusan Tadic’s opening goal for the home side was cancelled out by a fantastic strike from Gylfi Sigurdsson before Austin’s brace took the game away from the away side paving the way for club captain Steven Davis to wrap up the convincing win.RelatedPremier League Review: United Close Gap On City After Burnley Draw; Auba Debut Goal, Ramsey Hattrick Dominate Big Arsenal Win Over EvertonFebruary 4, 2018In “England”Sanchez Double Boosts Top Four Hopes For GunnersDecember 28, 2017In “England”Lacazette Double Lifts Arsenal Into Top SevenSeptember 25, 2017In “England”last_img read more


UK watchdog warns of “serious risk of harm” from spread-betting

first_imgShare FCA suspends all Wirecard UK transactions and services June 26, 2020 Share Submit GambleAware urges UK Finance to get strict on Gambling Blockers July 7, 2020 Related Articles Britain’s financial watchdog has warned spread-betting firms of poor practices, following a review by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) related to the industry’s use of contracts for difference (CFD)A warning letter has stated consumers are “at serious risk of harm,” after finding that the majority of customers lost money through their trades.The regulator revealed that it found 76% of retail customers who bought CFD products in the period covered by the review, June 2015 – June 2016, lost money as a result. In its letter to chief executives, the FCA stated: “The review uncovered areas of serious concern that we want to highlight to firms across the industry.”The providers of CFDs, which the FCA described as “complex, high risk instruments”, were also found to have “weak” conflict of interest controls, as well as “ineffective” communication, monitoring and challenge practices.This was in addition to a “flawed” due diligence processes when taking on new distributors of CFDsThe FCA warned: “Given the significant weaknesses we found across our sample, we believe there is a high risk that firms across the sector are not meeting our rules and expectations when providing and distributing CFDs.Adding that chief executives have now been told to consider whether firms are complying with FCA requirements.It was also noted that, some companies have stated their intent to cease offering CFD’s to distributors that provide the contracts on an advisory or discretionary basis, while others are no longer offering them to retail consumers.The FCA also highlighted one firm, who remained nameless, “whose arrangements were so poor” that it now plans to “take further action.” Treasury praises UKGC for contribution on AML research July 18, 2019 StumbleUponlast_img read more


Latest partnership sees LeoVegas strengthen commitment to compliance

first_img maintains momentum against COVID-19 impacts August 19, 2020 Share Submit StumbleUpon Related Articles Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Share Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 LeoVegas has affirmed its commitment to compliance, choosing the software to ensure it abides by the laws set out by the Advertising Standards Authority and the UK Gambling Commission.The new partnership comes as pressure from the ‘Campaign for Fairer Gambling’ continues to mount, with iGaming companies constantly looking for ways to ensure they meet all compliance requirements and guard themselves against the risk of large fines that result in case of a breach. Partnering with, LeoVegas will be further enhanced when it comes to the firm’s ability to, manage affiliates with a CRM built specifically for that task and monitor affiliate activity, including deals and promotional materials. LeoVegas has emphasised it’s aware of the need for increased scrutiny in its operations. Matthew Curmi, a sales and compliance executive for LeoVegas Gaming, outlined that the operator chose the app because it makes it easy for the company “to constantly monitor and review the ads and marketing materials our affiliates are using”. He added: “While our goal is to be fully compliant, when an error is found, we can use the app to rapidly reach out to our affiliates about making an immediate correction.”Roo Wright, CEO and founder of, has worked in affiliate marketing and online gaming industry for 15 years. He created to streamline affiliate programs, he commented on the new partnership: “Our clients use for compliance, as well as to find and manage new opportunities.”last_img read more


WhichBingo survey highlights bingo’s shift towards customer safety

first_img XLMedia completes takeover of July 17, 2020 Share Submit Related Articles StumbleUpon Amit Ben Yehuda steps down from XLMedia August 13, 2020 Share XLMedia feels strain of Google deranking July 23, 2020 has revealed a strong take-up of safer gambling tools and protections as part of its fifth ‘Online Bingo Market Report’.Publishing an in-depth 64-page report of the online bingo marketplace, WhichBingo underlined that operator focus has shifted to consumer needs on safety. Key research segments of the report include an online bingo player survey, accompanied by both an overall marketplace review and a breakdown of retention and loyalty programmes available. Online bingo has maintained its core demographic profile, which sees the sector’s engagement primarily attributed to female players (78%). Meanwhile, WhichBingo detailed no significant changes in age group profile, with 80% of players surveyed indexed between the ages of 35-64.Proprietary-built Tombola has maintained its position as the UK’s most popular online bingo brand. Nevertheless, WhichBingo explained that Buzz Bingo is proving a popular destination for players, taking second spot in its player survey – a notable achievement considering the brand has only operated since 2019. A breakdown of player habits revealed that online bingo maintains high engagement with its customer base, with 78% of players surveyed stating that they played bingo at least once a week. WhichBingo’s player survey indicated that average player deposits are decreasing, as the number of players who deposit £50 per month has fallen from 45% to 27%, in-line with 2017 survey findings. The survey detailed marked improvements in safer gambling options and engagements with bingo customers, who now have a variety of tools available to control their play.Setting ‘deposit limits’ was listed as the most popular safer gambling measure, with 70% of players surveyed stating that they have used the feature.Furthermore, 40% of players stated that they had temporarily self-excluded from engaging with their favourite bingo rooms, while 7% admitted that they had permanently self-excluded from bingo.“This year, we saw the online bingo industry face new regulations, causing a change for the better. In a time of increased regulatory scrutiny, WhichBingo stands out in helping brands adapt and meet player expectations,” said Stuart Simms, Group CEO of XLMedia – the parent organisation of WhichBingo.last_img read more


Ghana’s Ntumi wins bronze at Africa Senior Weightlifting Championship

first_imgGhana registered her first medal at the ongoing Africa Weightlifting Championship in Egypt, with Winnifred Ntumi claiming bronze in the Women’s 49kg bodyweight category. Ntumi, the first Ghanaian to compete at the championship, added yet another medal to her collection after claiming bronze at the African Youth Championship last year.  Ghana is being represented by six athletes, two females and four males, in 5 weight different categories. 2018 Youth Olympian Sandra Mensimah Owusu is set to compete in the 59kg category on Friday.last_img


Boxing hall of famer Pernell Whitaker dies at age of 55 in car accident

first_img Source: The Guardian Pernell Whitaker, widely considered to be one of the greatest defensive boxers of all time, has died after being hit by a car. He was 55.Police in Virginia Beach said Whitaker was killed as he crossed the road at an intersection on Sunday night. “When officers arrived on scene they located an adult male victim who had been hit by a vehicle.The victim succumbed to his injuries on the scene,” a Virginia Beach Police Department spokesman said in a statement. “The driver of the vehicle remained on scene with police.”Whitaker was elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2006, and was a champion in four weight classes: lightweight, junior welterweight, welterweight and junior middleweight.The American was known as a brilliant defensive boxer with many opponents struggling to lay a hand on him. He retired in 2001 after three defeats in his final four fights with but he was in his prime in the 80s and 90s.He also won a gold medal as a lightweight at the 1984 Olympics.He was a successful trainer after his retirement although he became involved in an ugly dispute with his mother over money in recent years. His youngest son, Devon, described his father as a “cool guy” on Monday.“That’s all I can say about him,” he told the Virginian Pilot newspaper. “I can’t really say how I’m feeling because I’m feeling shocked. I’m still trying to process everything that’s going on. But he was a cool guy.”last_img read more