EPILEPSY FLORIDA Officially Launches

first_imgOn Monday July 23, the now-former Epilepsy Foundation of Florida relaunched as Epilepsy Florida, a state-based organization dedicated to providing support, care, and service to Floridians with epilepsy, and their families, caregivers, and communities.Epilepsy Florida was founded in the wake of the Epilepsy Foundation of America’s disaffiliation on July 22 of several state affiliates, following disagreements about that organization’s direction. In recent years, the Epilepsy Foundation’s focus had shifted towards research, fundraising, and centralizing operations in its Washington area headquarters, while state affiliates remained engaged in providing direct support to people living with epilepsy in their local communities.“This is a brand new day for those with epilepsy. We have a new name, but the same mission of caring for people with epilepsy, and the people who care for them,” said Karen Basha Egozi, CEO of Epilepsy Florida. “For decades, our focus has been on service, and we’re excited to continue providing education, resources, and hope to people living with epilepsy, their families, their caregivers, and their communities.”Services provided by Epilepsy Florida include educational programs in schools, support groups and information services for those with epilepsy, case management, a neurologist referral network, and Affordable Care Act enrollment assistance. Anyone in Florida seeking assistance managing their epilepsy should visit EpilepsyFla.org.3 million Americans are living with epilepsy, with 150,000 more people diagnosed each year. More than 400,000 Floridians live with epilepsy. 1 in 26 people will be diagnosed in their lifetimes with epilepsy, a common neurological condition that can cause seizures.last_img read more

Fight Germs: Five Tips For Keeping Your Toothbrush Clean

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, Florida – It’s a fact: germs are lurking everywhere. From the people we meet to the objects we touch throughout the day, we are constantly exposed to germs. One place that should be a germ-free zone, however, is your toothbrush. Taking extra precautions to ensure that your entire family keeps their toothbrushes clean is one great way to fight germs and keep everyone healthy. Here are some tips to keep your mouth and your toothbrush clean.Never Share Your ToothbrushIt’s important to never share your toothbrush, even with other members of your family. Each member of your family should have their own toothbrush in order to prevent cross-contamination. When a toothbrush is shared, there is an increased risk of developing infections or diseases because of the exchange of microorganisms and body fluids.Wash Your HandsThroughout the day, your hands meet several germs. One of the simplest ways to ensure you aren’t spreading these germs is to wash your hands. Therefore, it’s always a good idea to wash your hands before brushing your teeth. Following this step helps to prevent you from spreading any germs from your hand onto your toothbrush and, ultimately, to inside your mouth.RinseAfter you have used your toothbrush, take a few moments to rinse it off. Run the toothbrush under the faucet for several moments to ensure that it is clean. This step helps to rid the brush of any toothpaste, food particles or other debris that may have become lodged inside the bristles.Keep Moisture AwayIt might seem like an oxymoron to keep moisture away from your toothbrush, but it’s important if you plan to keep your toothbrush clean. After you have used your toothbrush and rinsed it, store it in an upright position in order to keep moisture away. A toothbrush holder that allows both the top and bottom of your toothbrush the chance to breathe is an ideal option.Replace Your ToothbrushReplacing your toothbrush periodically is another important step to take if you want to fight germs. It’s a good idea to replace your toothbrush every three to four months. However, it’s important to note that this is merely a guideline. If the bristles on your brush become damaged or frayed before then, you need to replace it right away. Bristles that are worn can’t efficiently clean your teeth, increasing your chance for dental disease.Dr Sharon Robinson, DDS, owns and operates the Dental Place in Plantation, Florida, with a second office – the Dental Place Cosmetix Spa in Kingston, Jamaica. She may be contacted at 954-792-1857. Visit their website, www.dentalplace4u.comlast_img read more

African Karate Championships: Team Nigeria Wins Seven Medals In Benin Republic

first_imgRelatedKARATE: Team Nigeria Dazzle at the Ufak Zone 3 Championships in AbidjanMay 13, 2019In “Sports”Wrestling: Igali Hopes For ‘Better’ 2020, Targets 8 Olympic Spots (AUDIO)January 7, 2020In “Wrestling”Drama, Novelty As 6th Edition of Zainab Saleh International Female Open Karate Championship ClimaxesNovember 24, 2019In “Karate” The Nigerian contingent to the 16th Union of African Karate Federations Zone 3 Championships in Cotonou did the Nation proud by winning seven medals.Team Nigeria won two gold, two silver, and four bronze at the Championships that took place between 6th and 13th August 2017.Describing the impressive outing, media aide to the President of the Karate Federation of Nigeria, Godspower Ede told PUNCH: “The national karate team made up of six athletes – four boys and two girls, put up a superlative performance to win two gold, two silver and three bronze medals at the championship.”Ede then praised the President of the Karate Federation of Nigeria, Silas Agara, for making sure Nigeria participated in the championships after four years absence.last_img read more

Burnley Move Into Top Seven After Newcastle Win

first_imgBurnley continued their fine start to the new season under manager Sean Dyche ‘Ginger Mourinho’ following their latest victory over Newcastle United at home.Republic of Ireland international Jeff Hendrick netted the only goal of the game in the 74th minute to give his side a 1-0 win in what was Burnley’s 4th league victory of the season.The win was enough for Burnley to leapfrog Newcastle United into the top seven after recording 16 points from the first 10 games of the season while the aforementioned Newcastle (14 points) drop one place from 8th to 9th on the English Premier League (EPL) table.RelatedPremier League Review: City Within One Win Of Title After Everton VictoryApril 1, 2018In “England”Tottenham Start Premier League Campaign With VictoryAugust 11, 2018In “England”Premier League Review: Chelsea Secure Late Newcastle Win To Go SecondAugust 26, 2018In “England”last_img read more

Golden Race to showcase new platform at ICE

first_img Submit Share Virtual betting provider Golden Race will be showcasing its entirely new online platform and mobile optimised experience at ICE 2017.Martin Wachter, Golden RaceAttendees will also be able to see its products including Real Fighting (we all remember the MMA cage from last year) and 3D Virtual Football. It was for these and more that Golden Race took home the title of ‘Best New Virtual Sports Product’ at our awards in December of last year.Since then Golden Race’s 3D Virtual Football product has been updated and features improved visuals, new intro and penalty sequences, new camera angles and more. It includes a number of the world’s major leagues with odds compiled by bookmakers, and commentary in a number of languages to boot.No repeated pre-rendered video clips are used which makes Golden Race stand out in the industry, and moreover whole new leagues update in seconds.Those that wish to check out Golden Race’s products, and try Real Fighting and more for themselves, should stop by ICE Stand S2-322. PBS launches virtual sports solution for SSBTs July 7, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Share The industry wakes up to virtual sports potential June 26, 2020 Golden Race’s virtual sports products get Swedish certification June 18, 2020last_img read more

Twitter suspends Paddy Power account

first_img Share Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Paddy Power raises awareness of Missing People with Motherwell ‘silhouette’ stand August 7, 2020 Footstock signs Chris Kamara as new brand ambassador August 18, 2020 Related Articles As of last night, Paddy Power’s popular Twitter account (@PaddyPower) has been suspended for reasons yet unknown.The social media platform has blocked the Paddy Power account showing no active feed, posting a generic message that reads ‘Twitter suspends accounts that violate the Twitter Rules’.Twitter’s suspension of @PaddyPower, has sent the bookmaker’s followers into rumour overdrive, however, it remains unknown why the bookmaker has been blocked.In its help centre, Twitter states that it serves the right to suspend accounts that have breached its spam policy, been hacked, found to be abusive or violated its platform behaviour rules.Paddy Power has the largest following of any bookmaker on Twitter, with a reported +630,000 followers, nearly double the amount of its closest competitor bet365 (360,000 followers). The bookmaker has detailed numerous times that it views Twitter and Facebook as key drivers for its marketing and customer engagement strategy.At present all other Paddy Power syndicated Twitter accounts remain open. The bookmaker has made no comment as yet on its Twitter suspension.center_img Submit StumbleUpon Share UPDATE – The main Paddy Power account was back online Tuesday morning, with no indication of why it had been suspended, but with a typical company message:last_img read more

Interwetten secures sponsorship deal with German footballing giants

first_imgShare Share Highlights and match reports for Sportradar’s Euro 2020 Simulated Reality June 8, 2020 Interwetten named main sponsor for Greek Super League August 4, 2020 Related Articles Maltese-based sports betting company Interwetten, has become the premium betting partner of Bundesliga team TSG Hoffenheim until June 2020.The new deal will see the Sportwetten logo appear at Hoffenheim’s Rhein-Neckar-Arena and on the clubs social media, television and advertising channels. The first game at the newly-branded stadium will take place this evening when Hoffenheim host Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool in a crucial Champions League qualifier. Werner Becher, spokesperson for the Interwetten Board of Directors said: “TSG Hoffenheim is an extremely attractive partner for us, not only because of the development of the club into one of the top players in Germany and the consequent first Europapokal participation in this season. The club has the fourth place in the Bundesliga of the previous season emphasised that he has an excellent future perspective.“TSG Hoffenheim is the German flagship in the sponsoring pool for Interwetten and guarantees excellent brand awareness thanks to a comprehensive sponsoring package with a large brand presence for Interwetten.” Dr. Peter Görlich, Managing Director of TSG Hoffenheim added: “We are very pleased to have gained a partner in Interwetten with outstanding importance for the German-speaking sports betting market, since the company has been setting new standards and innovative ideas for its industry, we are convinced that we have chosen an ideal partner.” Submit StumbleUpon Interwetten signs Yakubu as first Nigeria ambassador July 14, 2020last_img read more

Betsafe continues strong Bellew partnership

first_img Parimatch extends UFC partnership July 9, 2020 Top 50 clubs suffer €751m decline in brand value July 31, 2020 Submit Andy McCue returns to betting with Betsson AB June 22, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Ahead of Tony Bellew’s eagerly anticipated rematch with his domestic rival David Haye, Betsafe has confirmed it will continue its strong partnership with the Evertonian boxer. Bellew is a pivotal part of Betsafe’s expansive sponsorship portfolio, the boxer is joined by Conor McGregor, Manchester City, Sam Twiston-Davies, Jimi Manuwa and Cage Warriors in being sponsored by the online betting and gaming company.It’s unsurprising Betsafe has continued to pursue boxing as a sponsorship opportunity, when the original partnership with Bellew was signed, Betsafe’s Brand Manager for the UK and Ireland Chris Watson, emphasised to SBC that: “Boxing fits the narrative of our concept as often the odds are stacked against fighters, taking on someone with a better record, taller, heavier, more powerful with more reach and with strong home advantage.  “Fighters can be behind on a judge’s scorecard before delivering the fight-ending knockout to overcome everything they are up against. These moments of drama, passion and excitement are what make Boxing such a good fit, and it complements our wider combat sports portfolio including Cage Warriors event sponsorship, broadcast sponsorship of UFC/Cage Warriors on BT Sport and several fighter ambassadors.” Furthermore, customers can expect more unique marketing offers and approaches in the run up to the big rematch, ahead of the postponed fight Betsafe was scheduled to run a competition that offered a fan the opportunity to be part of Bellew’s ring-walk.As part of the strong partnership, Betsafe followed up the news that Bellew’s fight against Haye was re-arranged for 5th May by delivering a unique face off and inviting the heavyweight rival he called out on social media to his boxing gym in Liverpool.Watch what happened, after weeks of trash-talking, when the Bomber’ came up against perhaps his rival ever, the Cypriot Beast, Stavros Flatley: Share Sharelast_img read more

Betfair – Cyprus’ ‘fuego’ brings fire & fury to Eurovision 2018 trading

first_imgWith a live TV audience of approximately +200 million viewers, watching and judging an international song contest, bookmakers expect a helter-skelter evening of Eurovision trading.The pressure is now on Eleni Foureira to deliver Cyprus’ first ever Eurovision victory, however, could European pop heavyweights France (5-time winners) and Sweden (6-time winners) spoil a Cypriot pop party!“France are our third favourites at 12/1, with Germany at 14/1 and Sweden at 16/1 rounding our top five in Eurovision betting” Betfair adds.Betfair – Eurovision Winner 2018 11/10 – Cyprus3/1  – Israel12/1 – France14/1 – Germany16/1  – Sweden20/1  –  Italy20/1  – Ireland22/1  – Lithuania25/1 – Norway30/1 – Australia33/1  – Estonia40/1  – Czech Republic50/1 – Bulgaria50/1  – Finland50/1 – Moldova50/1  – Hungary60/1 – Denmark66/1  – Austria80/1  – Spain100/1  – Ukraine100/1  – Netherlands200/1 – United Kingdom200/1 – Slovenia200/1  – Portugal250/1  – Albania300/1  – Serbia StumbleUpon Related Articles ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 The final week of pre-event trading for Eurovision 2018 (Lisbon 12 May), has seen Betfair place Cyprus’ Eleni Foureira’s ‘Feugo’ as 11/10 market favourite to win the 63rd edition of the Pan-European song contest.Eleni Foureira’s ‘Feugo’ has flipped-the-script on Eurovision 2018 trading, as the Cypriot entry was 100/1, just ten days ago.However, Betfair details that Eurovision punters have backed ‘Feugo’ following Foureira’s well-received pre-event rehearsals.Cyprus’ move to the top of Eurovision bookmaker rankings, comes at the expense of Israel’s Netta Barzilai’s ‘Toy’, which had been the previous outright 5/4 event market favourite (current price: 3/1).Reports from Lisbon, detail that Netta Barzilai has underperformed in pre-show rehearsals, underwhelming Eurovision test audiences.Katie Baylis – Betfair“Cyprus has overtaken previous favourites Israel, with entrant Netta’s unconvincing rehearsals’ performance of Toy seeing the entry drift out to 5/1, before coming back into 3/1 second favouritism thanks to getting a highly advantageous second half slot in the draw” details Betfair Spokesperson, Katie Baylis. FDJ’s ParionsSport launches sponsorship programme for French amateur football August 24, 2020center_img Share Submit Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

BHA chairman to focus on Levy extension push

first_img Related Articles John Williamson to oversee UK Tote Group’s international growth August 28, 2020 StumbleUpon Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity  July 28, 2020 Share UK Racing pushes for drastic levy reforms as deep recession looms August 25, 2020 Submit Share The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has revealed that its Chairman Steve Harman is to step down from the role at the end of the year to focus on extending the Horserace Betting Levy to cover all overseas racing.Harman will be adopting the new ‘industry-wide’ role to engage with government, which will see him work exclusively on Levy development with Westminster and mitigating the risks to the industry around the changes planned on FOBTs stakes.The slashing of the maximum stake on FOBTs from £100 to £2 has real implications for racing given that the bookmaking industry believes that almost half of the country’s betting shops will become unviable and close, causing huge dents in the amounts going to racing from Levy payments and media rights payments. Racing estimates that its income could drop by £40-60m per year.The BHA said that a formal process to recruit a new Chair of the Board will start shortly.Harman commented: “This is the single biggest issue facing our industry and I welcome the opportunity to galvanise support to get the best possible deal for horseracing. This could mean a further reform of the levy to capture overseas betting and other changes we could seek to ensure that the funding of racing is secured for the future.”The BHA’s shareholders, the ROA, TBA, RCA and Licensed Personnel said: “The potential impact of reducing revenue to racing because of the FOBT announcement is a major issue for the industry. It is vital that we work together across the sport and with government to make the appropriate changes to ensure the future funding of the sport.”What will be of concern to the beleaguered betting industry is that the BHA’s attempts to recoup this lost monies will once again be from its coffers, regardless of the health of the sector following the removal of one of its main revenue generators.As a result, The BHA Board has now set aside the Article 51 complaint against Harman, who has apologised for inaccuracies in his initial explanations to the Board relating to an article in the Times newspaper. Harman had been criticised for meeting with Alex Frost, chief executive of the Alizeti consortium that has since invested in the Tote, at a time when the BHA was remaining neutral in the future of the racing pool betting.The Board confirmed that an independent review carried out concluded that there had been no conflict of interest.A BHA spokesman said: “We are pleased this matter has now been closed and we can focus on the BHA’s core responsibilities of the regulation and governance of British Racing.”last_img read more