Roseau South MP speaks out after latest killing

first_imgMember of Parliament for the Roseau South constituency, Joshua Francis (file photo)Parliamentary Representative for the Roseau South Constituency Joshua Francis has spoken out what seems to be the latest trend on the island, gun violence.Curtson Charles, 25, of Silver Lake, was gunned down by masked men at about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in his community. Francis who took to Facebook shortly after learning about the killing called it a senseless act. “If what I hear is true, allow me to take the opportunity to condemn such senseless killing. I have not gotten all the information, but nonetheless I have received adequate information which will suggest that another young man has lost his life as a result of a shooting, senseless in terms of what we know as opposed to what the deceased and the shooter would know.”He added that there seems to be a cloud of darkness hanging over the country even as the island is still recovering from hurricane Maria. “We cannot continue to be in a country where we hear of shootings, we experience natural disasters, our economy keep contracting, we stand for what is wrong and we take it for granted.”The time he said has come for some questions to be asked continuing, “For if we fail to do so, the next shooting may be our child, may be our neighbour, maybe our friend. We really need to take heed of ourselves in this country”. Francis therefore called on everyone to be a leader wherever they may be to bring change to Dominica. “The change must not only be political but that change must be echoed at our homes, in our communities, at our schools, in our churches and in our country by extension,” he explained, “We need to go back to the drawing board.” Sharing is caring! Share 326 Views   3 comments Sharecenter_img LocalNews Roseau South MP speaks out after latest killing by: Dominica Vibes News – August 30, 2018 Share Tweetlast_img read more

$17.4M raised in disclosed esports investments in May 2020

first_imgAs the esports industry continues to grow, so does the interest in owning a piece of the pie. Celebrities and venture capitalists are investing millions of pounds, companies are merging together to consolidate, and acquisitions are becoming pretty common, too.To make things easier, Esports Insider has brought together the major investments, mergers, and acquisitions of May 2020, including $17.4 million (£13.8 million) in disclosed funding.Amuka Esports announces private placement on DealSquarePhoto credit: Amuka EsportsAmuka Esports announced the launch of its $500,000 (£406,000) private placement offering on DealSquare, a centralised digital platform to access capital within the private markets.Amuka Esports, which creates localised esports hubs for casual gamers across North America, has made the offering in its pursuit of “aggressive expansion” throughout the continent.Read the full article here.BLAST raises €12.5M in funding roundPhoto credit: BLASTDanish tournament organiser BLAST completed a funding round, raising a total of €12.5 million (£11.1 million).The round was led by Johan Gedda, CEO and Co-founder of Rocket Software, and Danish investment fund Vækstfonden. European venture capital firms Creandum, Heartcore, and Maki – existing investors in the company – rounded out the funding with further investment.Read the full article here.Vodafone Giants raises €3 million in funding roundPhoto credit: Vodafone GiantsSpanish organisation Vodafone Giants closed its latest round of funding, raising €3 million (£2.7 million).The investment comes solely from Sánchez Cózar Group, founded by José Antonio Sánchez Cózar. Vodafone Giants will use the funds to build its headquarters in its place of origin, Malaga, as well as to continue expanding internationally and “develop new products.”Read the full article here.Vodafone Giants acquires fellow Spanish organisation x6tenceImage credit: Vodafone GiantsSpanish organisation Giants Gaming, known as Vodafone Giants through a naming rights deal, acquired x6tence.Vodafone Giants will integrate x6tence into its structure, onboarding the organisation’s managers and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster. The acquisition is said to be a “strategic movement that brings together in one company two of the most important emblems in Spain of the esports sector.”Read the full article here.T1 Entertainment & Sports invests in esports analytics startup MobalyticsCredit: T1T1 Entertainment and Sports (T1) made an investment in Mobalytics, an esports analytics startup devised to improve player performance.The companies initial focus for the partnership is on VALORANT, with Mobalytics’ previous experience in Riot Games’ other titles likely to come in handy.Read the full article here.Luckbox looks to go public on TSX Venture ExchangeImage credit: LuckboxEsports bookmaker Luckbox unveiled intentions to list itself publicly on the TSX Venture Exchange.It states an uptick in performance due to COVID-19 as an accelerating factor in the decision. Luckbox has signed a letter of intent with Elephant Hill that would see all of the bookmaker’s issued and outstanding common shares be acquired by the capital pool company.Read the full article here.Luckbox scores investment from Inter Miami footballer Luis RoblesPhoto credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA Today Sports ImagesEsports bookmaker Luckbox received investment from American football player Luis Robles.Robles is the goalkeeper for Major League Soccer side Inter Miami, which is co-owned by David Beckham. Financial terms of the investment have not been disclosed at the time of writing.Read the full article here.We Are Nations launches Nations VenturesImage credit: Nations VenturesEsports merchandising company We Are Nations announced the formation of Nations Ventures, an investment vehicle for esports.Nations Ventures will invest in early-stage companies that don’t compete with the core business of We Are Nations. The venture aims to “provide opportunities for collaboration, product and marketing enhancement and other economies of scale.”Read the full article here.Torque Esports, Frankly and WinView merge to create Engine MediaImage credit: Engine MediaTorque Esports Corp., Frankly Inc., and WinView Inc. completed of a merger, six months after revealing that it was being pursued.With Frankly and WinView under the ownership of Torque Esports, it will operate as Engine Media moving forward.Read the full article here.Follow ESI on Instagramlast_img read more