Regions: US Nevada Casino & games 26th April 2019 | By contenteditor Nevada sets new sportsbook handle record in March Tags: Card Rooms and Poker Mobile Online Gambling Race Track and Racino Slot Machines Nevada’s licensed sportsbooks generated total handle of $596.8m in March, setting a new record for amounts wagered in a month where basketball dominated the market. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Nevada’s licensed sportsbooks generated total handle of $596.8m (£462.3m/€535.6m) in March, setting a new record for amounts wagered in a month where basketball dominated the market.This represented a 14.4% year-on-year rise in amounts wagered, with a win percentage of 5.45%. However, the state’s sportsbooks lost $12.2m on football betting, resulting in revenue declining to $32.5m, down both month-on-month (9.2%) and from March 2018 (4.8%).March sees the National Collegiate Athletics Association’s (NCAA) mens’ basketball tournament, known as March Madness, take place and the vast majority of stakes were wagered on the sport. Basketball alone generated $495.5m, or 83.0%, of total stakes, with a hold percentage of 7.10%, for $35.2m in revenue. This comfortably surpassed last year’s record stakes of $436.6m.Baseball generated revenue of $3.5m, up 63.4% from the prior year, a hold of 11.05%, suggesting total stakes of $31.3m. Parlay cards, meanwhile, saw revenue plummet 65.3% to $223,000, from stakes of $1.1m. A further $5.8m in revenue came from pari-mutuel sports betting and other wagers.The states’s racebooks generated revenue of $3.7m from a hold of 16.55%, from stakes of $22.6m.Overall Nevada’s regulated gambling market saw revenue fall 0.1% to $1.02bn in March, with a 5.0% increase in slot revenue to $675.3m offset by an 8.8% decline in table, counter and card games (including sports and race betting) to $347.7m.The table, counter and card decline was largely down to a 54.3% year-on-year fall in baccarat revenue, which came in at $53.6m for the month.The bulk of revenue was generated in Clark County, the region that includes Las Vegas, which reported an 0.6% decline in revenue to $882.8m. Of this sum, $551.9m came from the Las Vegas Strip (down 3.8% year-on-year), with a further $58.7m coming from Downtown Las Vegas. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Poker Slots Table games Horse racing Email Address
About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 9 November 2006 | News 30 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Are Mobile Phone Recyclers putting Charities at Risk and Fuelling Phone Crime? Tagged with: Law / policy Trading An undercover investigation has revealed that some of the UK’s major mobile phone recyclers are putting their reputations and those of national charities and major retailers, at risk by handling and selling stolen goods.Phone recycling is a popular way of raising money for charity, with donations given in return for old or unused mobile phones. Recipero, who carried out the investigation, sent handsets registered as stolen to the four biggest UK recycling companies via recycling schemes advocated in major retail outlets.Within a very short period donations had been made to the nominated charities, some of which are the largest in the UK, with some of the phones being resold to consumers in the UK or abroad. Unwittingly, charities are receiving money from the sale of stolen goods and major high street stores are leaving themselves open to accusations of a lack of corporate responsibility.“It is worrying that in the name of charity, stolen phones are being sold on to the unsuspecting customer,” says Adrian Portlock, Recipero’s Managing Director. “Recycling has become a very big and profitable business with companies re-selling second-hand handsets to UK and overseas consumers. However, they are failing to check the crime or blocked status of the phones they are handling and putting their own, as well as their retail and charity partners’ reputations at risk.”With an estimated 15 million mobile phones being replaced every year in the UK alone, mobile recycling has become big business. As well as the positive environmental impact that recycling has, many handsets donated to recyclers result in donations to charities worth up to £3.50, making the schemes widely supported by all areas of the public and many large corporations.The system works by supplying prepaid envelopes (for the handsets) in charity shops, supermarkets and by mobile phone retailers. The envelopes go directly to a recycling company. Once received, the recycler makes the donation to the designated charity. Some recyclers allow the public to send phones to them directly, make a small contribution to charity, pay a fee for the phone and then resell the phone at a profit.The recycled mobile phones in question could quite possibly have been stolen from a serious crime scene and could represent important evidence. An innocent person in possession of such a phone could find himself or herself arrested if the IMEI number is checked, with the phone being traced back to the recycler, charity or corporate client.Recipero has recently been in contact with the Charity Commission and asked it to ensure that its members are aware of these issues, and that any donations they receive from mobile phone recyclers have not been derived from unchecked phones. “We are calling on all organisations that work with phone recyclers to make sure that their recycling company is accredited by us and is checking all the phones correctly,” adds Portlock.Recipero provides a unique stolen phone checking service called CheckMEND. Used either online or via text, CheckMEND is analogous to an HPI check on a second hand car, but for mobile phones.Notes to editors:For Further information, contact the Recipero media teamWill Cairns/ Bridget TaylorBOTTLE PR01865 [email protected]/ [email protected] is the world leader in the aggregation of possession ownership and associated criminality. Operating on a global basis from its Gloucestershire base, its systems hold over 2 billion pieces of information about possession ownership and associated criminality. Through integration with major law enforcement organisations, insurance companies and trade bodies from over 32 countries Recipero is now able to provide a unique online stolen property checking service (CheckMEND) on a world wide basis.The name Recipero is Latin, meaning ‘to be returned’, as the original focus of the company was to develop and build a world wide lost and found online database enabling recovered property to be returned by Law Enforcement and lost property offices such as Transport for London.The company, its services and its systems have been adopted by the many Law Enforcement Organisations including the UK Police and HMCR, insurers and the mobile phone industry as an integral part of the detection of property ownership, insurance and VAT fraud, false reporting and associated criminality.CheckMENDCheckMEND is a stolen property identification system, an online service operated by Recipero LimitedCheckMEND is analogous to an HPI check on a second hand car, but for consumable items such as mobile phones, bicycles, laptops, digital cameras, iPods and satellite navigation systems.Checks can be carried out to see if a product is stolen by entering an IMEI, serial or identification number. Within seconds, CheckMEND is able to tell the user if the item is reported stolen and, in the case of mobile phones, if the phone is barred or been reprogrammed.The seller of an item can also carry out checks before they offer an item for sale, they can then sell the item with a CheckMEND certificate, which can be viewed, online for free by any prospective purchaser. This is ideal for sellers on auction websites as well as the second hand trade and auction houses.CheckMEND is linked to the databases of Law Enforcement, the mobile phone industry and major insurers. From information supplied by these sources, CheckMEND has compiled a ‘hotlist’ of over 16 million reported stolen items that is increasing every day. CheckMEND is the only comprehensive system of its kind, The public, second hand trade, auction houses, repairers and recyclers can check items against the hotlist to see if they have been reported as stolen before making a transaction.
EventScotland donates £17,000 to British Transplant Games The support was announced in the run up to the 2007 National Events Conference on 6 March. Scotland’s national events organisation EventScotland is to give £17,000 to the 2007 British Transplant Games as which take place in Edinburgh in July.The 2007 British Transplant Games are returning to Scotland for the first time since 1984. By demonstrating the benefits of successful organ transplantation, the Games strive to encourage people to sign the organ donor register and help save the lives of the 6,000 people in the UK currently on the transplant waiting list.David Williams, Chief Executive of EventScotland, said: “One of EventScotland’s aims is to showcase Scotland as the perfect stage for major sporting events and the British Transplant Games offers us a truly unique opportunity. Our support for the marketing and promotion of the event is sure to help attract visitors to Scotland from other parts of the UK.” Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 27 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 4 March 2007 | News Tagged with: corporate About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
CDF seeks organisations to manage Grassroots Grants programme locally 24 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. The Community Development Foundation (CDF) is seeking applications from organisations in England to manage the delivery of the £130 million Grassroots Grants programme in their area. The programme “aims to invest in a thriving community sector.”The CDF is administering the programme on behalf of the Office of the Third Sector. Organisations selected as local funding providers will disburse the grants from July 2008-2011 which are designed to give access to small grants and long-term funding for local community groups and organisations in England.The deadline for applications to become a local funder is 30 April 2008.www.cdf.org.uk/bfora/systems/xmlviewer/default.asp?arg=DS_CDF_TECHART_23/_page.xsl/27&xsl_argx=2 Howard Lake | 31 January 2008 | News Tagged with: Funding AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
The Anti Police-Terror Project held a rally on Sept. 20 at Oscar Grant Plaza in Oakland, Calif., in solidarity with the Black community of St. Louis and the family of slain Anthony Lamar Smith. Community members spoke out, including civil rights attorney Walter Riley, who said: “Cops don’t own the streets! We can’t accept that chant.” Cat Brooks of APTP explained, “We’ve got to show solidarity whenever these things happen. The ‘I am Oscar Grant’ signs in Egypt re-energized Oakland.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Political prisoner Mike Africa Sr. (above, right) was finally released on Oct. 23, after more than 40 years in prison. He is one of the MOVE 9 who were unjustly convicted and sentenced to 30 to 100 years in prison following the 1978 police attack on the MOVE organization in Philadelphia. With son Mike Africa Jr., who took this photo, he is shown on his way home after leaving SCI Phoenix. MOVE 9 member Debbie Africa, Mike Sr.’s spouse, had been released this June 19. Also, the Campaign to Bring Mumia Home reports that MOVE leader Ramona Africa is in full remission from cancer, after being hospitalized since August.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Winter storm benefits businesses around TCU Katherine Griffithhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katherine-griffith/ TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks ReddIt Linkedin TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award + posts Katherine Griffith printWith less than a month until the opening day, TCU baseball looks toward starting strong amid a tough schedule.“This is my 17th year and this is the toughest schedule we have ever played,” head coach Jim Schlossnagle said Friday.Schlossnagle talked about the importance of having a tough schedule to learn more about his team early on and to look favorable to the NCAA selection committee if they’re on the bubble at the end of the season. “When you play poor teams who aren’t of the same ability level, you really don’t learn anything about your team,” Schlossnagle said. “And at the end of the year when you are sitting on the bubble, as we were last year to make the NCAA tournament, if you haven’t made an attempt to play a great schedule you are going to get penalized for that.”Charles King, a senior right-handed pitcher, said the team doesn’t “have any easy games” in their non-conference schedule.Charles King said the team has no pushover games this season. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.“Our non-conference games are not going to be pushovers,” he said. “That is going to help no matter what. Even if we drop a few games [it’s] not a big deal because we are playing against the highest level of teams out there and that only helps us in the long run.”With their season ending in the regionals last year, the Frogs are looking to reset and play what their head coach calls “sound, fundamental baseball.”“We had really good offensive numbers last year but we did not play good baseball,” Schlossnagle said. “[We gave up] a lot of free bases, didn’t play sound defense and…this team is already better from a defensive standpoint. I believe talent-wise they are better.”Senior catcher Zach Humphreys said he wants to end his last season strong — and nothing would be better for him than a trip to Omaha.“This is my last ride; it’s the one thing I want,” Humphreys said. “I don’t just want to get to Omaha I want to win it, do something we have never done around here.”While TCU has 11 pitchers returning to their staff, many key pieces were drafted last season: Nick Lodolo, Brandon Williamson, Jared Janczak, and Jake Eissler.Charles King, a senior right-handed pitcher, said the team brought in a lot of junior college players to raise the competition level for all players.“That really helps put a fire under peoples’ seats…and has these guys competing for spots, which is good for everybody,” King said.Head Coach Jim Schlossnagle. Photo by Jack Wallace.The key returners to the pitching staff include King, Cal Coughlin, Haylen Green and Augie Mihlbauer. The Frogs also have a group of pitchers coming back from the IR list, including Caleb Sloan and Russell Smith. Smith underwent Tommy John surgery in the fall and Sloan suffered an elbow injury.“Russell [Smith], knock on wood, is in a really good spot to earn a job on our rotation at some point or some level,” Schlossnagle said. “Sloan will ease back into it slower but there is no question he is going to pitch a lot.”Key infield players from last year who are returning to the roster this year include Humphreys, Austin Henry, Connor Shepherd and Bobby Goodloe.“Austin is a big part of our offense for sure, so he will be in the lineup,” Schlossnagle said. “There will be days when he is playing first and days he is DH-ing.”Henry led the team last season with 42 RBIs and earned 2019 Honorable Mention All-Big 12 as well as Big 12 Newcomer of the Week on March 18. Henry also started in all 62 games, all at second base.With Johnny Rizer and Josh Watson leaving, the outfield is missing most of their starters from last year. Hunter Wolfe, who started in right field 19 times, is returning. Austin Henry warms up during the team’s first fall practice. Photo by Nathan Lowe.“It is unfortunate he [Wolfe] had so many injuries last year,” Schlossnagle said. “He is one of the more dynamic offensive players we had here in terms of his speed and power combination.”Wolfe hit .301 last season and had an on-base percentage of .417. Wolfe was also 12-for-14 on stolen bases and had 13 games with more than one hit. He earned a spot on the 2019 NCAA All-Regional Team in Fayetteville, Arkansas.“This has become a program where the expectations are super high, and that’s ok, because the support is really high,” Schlossnagle said. “This team just needs to become the best version of itself.”The Horned Frogs are set to kick off their season at home against Kentucky. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 14 at Lupton Stadium. Katherine Griffithhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katherine-griffith/ Facebook Twitter Katherine Griffithhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katherine-griffith/ Second phase of Fort Worth Zoo renovation project to open in mid-April Spring athletes get another year of eligibility Facebook Previous articleHockey drops 2-game series to DBUNext articleSamuel’s big day not enough as men’s basketball fall at Arkansas Katherine Griffith RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Photo by Nathan Lowe ReddIt Linkedin Reservations at TCU Recreation Center in high demand due to pandemic guidelines Twitter Katherine Griffithhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katherine-griffith/
February 26, 2021 Find out more UkraineEurope – Central Asia Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin media News RSF_en News UkraineEurope – Central Asia Read in russian March 26, 2021 Find out more September 30, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Celebrity magazine editor targeted by bomb on eve of issue about president’s son Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authority to go further Organisation News Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV News Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders said it was shocked by a home-made bomb attack early today on the car of Walid Harfouch, the managing editor of the Ukrainian celebrity magazine Paparazzi, saying it was clearly aimed at preventing an issue due out later today with a cover story about President Viktor Yushchenko’s son Andriy.“No one can place themselves above the law and try to pressure a publication in this way,” the organisation said. “We remind President Yushchenko of his promises about press freedom, and the fact that the call for an end to censorship was a battle cry of the Orange Revolution, and we urge him to take energetic measures to ensure that those responsible for this attack are quickly identified and punished.”The attack took place at about 3 a.m. today, when several unidentified persons broke the windows of Harfouch’s car and then threw a home-made bomb at it, causing it damage. The car was parked outside his home in the centre of Kiev, quite near the presidential office. Police arrived at the scene immediately. The English-language Kiev Post had revealed on 22 September that the cover story of the 30 September issue of Paparazzi, which has a circulation of 62,000, would be about the president’s son’s vacation in Turkey. The magazine’s editorial staff immediately began receiving verbal pressure from officials but decided to stick with the planned cover story.“The magazine should come out this evening, everything is ready,” Harfouch told Reporters Without Borders today. “This attack is clearly designed to intimidate us and prevent Paparazzi from being published. I got home last night at about 11 p.m. and I have the feeling that I was followed. Everything was clearly well-prepared.” Harfouch is currently being questioned by the police.Today’s cover is headlined “How the tsarevitch spent his holidays” and shows Andriy Yushchenko in a suggestive pose with his girl-friend.Omar Harfouch, the magazine’s editor, was previously the target of intimidation after publishing photos of the president’s son on 14 February. A month later, Andriy Yushchenko personally threatened him in the presence of many witnesses as he was dining in a Kiev restaurant. The president’s son was accompanied by bodyguards who showed their firearms in an obvious way.“The president’s office went out of its way to reassure me after that incident but, there and then, I decided to leave Kiev,” Omar Harfouch said.Andriy Yushchenko’s lavish lifestyle has often been in the news this summer and the press has taken to calling him the “son of God,” much to the president’s annoyance. “Act like a well-behaved journalist and not a contract killer,” the president snapped at a journalist on 28 July when questioned about his son at a press conference on 28 July. He later tried to defuse the tension by apologising to the reporter concerned. Follow the news on Ukraine The car of Walid Harfouch, the managing editor of the Ukrainian celebrity magazine Paparazzi, was damaged by a home-made bomb at 3 a.m. today as it was parked outside his Kiev home. Reporters Without Borders is shocked by what was clearly an attempt to deter a cover story about President Yushchenko’s son and reminds the president that he promised to respect press freedom. September 7, 2020 Find out more
Danish Karokhel Afghanistan Find out more Asia – PacificTimor-Leste M. V. Kaanamylnathan Sri Lanka Find out more Follow the news on Timor-Leste Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Oudom Tat Cambodia Find out more to go further Information hero José Belo Asia – PacificTimor-Leste During the Indonesian occupation of Timor Leste in the 1990s, José Belo learned to cope with anything. He was handcuffed, hung by his feet, burned and put in prison for three years. Finally in 2008, the country’s legal system, which had been independent for only a short time, threatened him with seven years’ imprisonment for accusing the minister of justice of corruption. Today the founder of the uncompromising weekly Tempo Semanal and president of the Timor-Leste Press Union is waging a new battle — against a new media law being cooked up by the Dili government and parliament. He believes the legislation will give too much power to a proposed Press Council to be appointed by the government. He says he is prepared to go to prison again to prevent its passage into law. Gerard Ryle Australia Find out more Mariyath Mohammed Maldives Find out more See more