City could be hammered by new EU short selling rules, says MEP

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IGT pens extension with Minnesota Lottery

first_imgRead the full story on iGB North America. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter “Every time someone plays a Minnesota Lottery game, it generates funding to support Minnesota’s environment and state services so it is imperative that we deliver the fun games and play styles that our players are looking for,” Minnesota Lottery director of operations Wes Harms said. This will include research and analytics, graphics support, and the production and printing of instant tickets. 28th September 2020 | By Aaron Noy International Game Technology (IGT) has signed a two-year extension to its instant ticket games contract with the Minnesota Lottery in the US. Under the renewed deal, which will run through to the end of June 2022, IGT will continue to supply a range of instant ticket services for the Minnesota Lottery. IGT has worked with the Minnesota Lottery on its instant games offering since 2010, and has also served as its technology and draw-based lottery systems provider since 2002.center_img IGT pens extension with Minnesota Lottery Regions: US Minnesota AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Lottery Email Address Topics: Lotterylast_img read more

Concerns over Fukuoka pitch at Rugby World Cup

first_imgFinally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Concerns over Fukuoka pitch at Rugby World CupDuring its first outing at the Rugby World Cup, for Italy’s win over Canada, Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium’s pitch wasn’t holding up. Then during France 33-9 USA the turf was ripping up again.With Ireland versus Samoa coming up in Fukuoka at 11.45am on Saturday 12 October, concerns are starting to be raised about whether the field will hold up for such an important match.For the second game there, the ground staff had to replace a 12m strip of turf. However, as the game wore on, the wear and tear was noticeable all over the park. At set-piece time, and even in open play, dirt was sent flying and some players lost their footing on the run.Spraying dirt: the Eagles attempt to tackle Sofiane Guitoune of France (Getty Images)After the match ended with a bonus-point win for France, some of the players were asked about the surface. USA hooker Dylan Fawsitt was pragmatic, saying: “Facilities in Japan have just been phenomenal, so I won’t say a bad word about any of it. It was a bit choppy on the pitch but it’s not something that affected the play in the game. I thought the standard of rugby today was quite high.”However, France prop Cyril Baille was not so magnanimous, saying: “It was very tough, very difficult. When scrummaging the ground would come up, it wasn’t firm, and it was hard when trying to push.”Uneven footing: USA wing Martin Iosefo kicks (Getty Images)Eyes now turn to the next fixture in Fukuoka, with two physical sides in Ireland and Samoa set to do battle in the ultra-competitive Pool A. As you can see, plenty of others are concerned about the state of that pitch. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSSkip AdAds by But the pitch was in a  bad way in that first game, for Italy and Canada, and people definitely noticed… This pitch is cutting up horribly – even for a rugby match! #FRAUSA #RWC2019— Stewart Ashmore (@Ashy10) October 2, 2019 Shocking pitch at Fukuoka. Won’t take a scrum, cutting up in tackles in only 10 mins #ITAvCAN— 🅽🅳🆈 🅵🆁🅸🆉🆉🅴🅻🅻 (@AndrewJFrizzell) September 26, 2019 The turf tore up in the first two games at the Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium – and Ireland v Samoa is yet to come there Looks like this pitch in Fukuoka has a touch of the Nematodes #RWC2019 #ItalyvCanada— keith bradshaw (@Ayton1Keith) September 26, 2019Related: A guide to the Rugby World Cup venuesRugby World Cup say of the ground in their official guide: “Surrounded by green, verdant forest and on the very doorstep of the wonderfully cosmopolitan yet laidback southern city of Fukuoka, Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium will be an incredible venue from which to enjoy some cracking Rugby World Cup 2019 action. Being a compact and intimate venue and a purpose-built rectangular stadium, fans will enjoy being close to the on-field action, and close to the city of Fukuoka in order to enjoy the pre and post-match atmosphere back in town.”Follow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features.Also make sure you know about the Groups, Warm-ups, Dates, Fixtures, Venues, TV Coverage, Qualified Teams by clicking on the highlighted links.last_img read more

Macmillan is most talked about charity online during London Marathon

first_img“The London Marathon is one of the key events of the year for UK charities. Not only does the event itself raise millions of pounds for worthy causes, it is also a brilliant tool to raise publicity for ongoing charitable campaigns. Macmillan managed to grab a lot of attention on social media due to the high level of engagement from its runners and their supporters. There was no single ‘buzz’ generating moment, rather Macmillan’s success was down to a concerted social media push”.She added:“For charitable events, the best tactic is not to overtly push hashtags or Twitter handles as it can be seen as cynical by the public.” Macmillan Cancer Support succeeded in generating the most online mentions for a charity during the London Marathon, according to research by social media listening platform Synthesio.It gained 53% of online mentions of the 12 largest charities that Synthesio analysed. It was considerably ahead of NSPCC in second place on 13% and RNLI in third with 12%.Synthesio tracked mentions of the charity on social media platforms, forums and the comments section of newspapers over the weekend with the aim of seeing which brands raised their profiles the most online during the Marathon.Why Macmillan?Synthesio suggests that Macmillan’s success could be explained by the effective use of its #teammacmillan hashtag, and the charities’ encouragement of its 1,000 runners – including celebrities such as The Voice singer Matt Henry – and their sponsors to show their vocal support online.They also included humour, inviting runners to share photos of their feet with the #tweetyourfeet hashtag.Marathon sponsorsSynthesio also analysed online mentions the London Marathon’s corporate sponsors.Not surprisingly, as event sponsor, Virgin Money dominated online conversations with 87% of mentions. Adidas came second with 9.3%, and Lucozade Sport third on 3.3%.Catriona Oldershaw, MD of Synthesio UK, said: Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Thanks to @macmillancancer for their awesome support today! The post run massage was ace!! @LondonMarathon #VMLM2014 pic.twitter.com/5Y7wEtWTd5— John Hill (@inspiringJH) April 13, 2014#vmlm2014 @macmillancancer wonders if u all really know the incredible difference u made today? Many will know in the months, yrs, ahead— Macmillan Cancer (@macmillancancer) April 13, 2014Great atmosphere at the #teammacmillan cheering point. pic.twitter.com/oDPwZZAea9— Elspeth Cox (@ElspethCox) April 13, 2014 So proud of everyone involved in #teammacmillan including our fastest celeb runner @Mrmatthenry #VMLM2014 pic.twitter.com/QH3s76VcMj— Macmillan Celeb Team (@mac_celebteam) April 13, 2014 Howard Lake | 16 April 2014 | News Some Macmillan Cancer Support marathon tweets 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. Macmillan is most talked about charity online during London Marathon  45 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: Digital Events London marathon Research / statisticslast_img read more

Veterans with disabilities denied benefits

first_img“The military has long used its discharge system as a mighty club over the heads of its troops. When troops, individually or collectively, refuse to go along with whatever the latest idiocy the military comes up with, there is always some officer around to threaten a bad discharge.” The Veteran, April/May 1982 (a publication of Vietnam Veterans Against the War, VVAW)Decades after the VVAW wrote those words, the Pentagon’s policy has not changed. It has used this tool of military discipline against over 600,000 post-Sept. 11, 2001, veterans, according to a study by the veterans service organization Swords to Plowshares. (swords-to-plowshares.org)The Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, also known as the G.I. Bill, offers funds to veterans for college education, unemployment insurance and housing. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, formerly called the Veterans Administration, is funded to provide medical, social and rehabilitative services. Veterans with discharges other than honorable are regularly denied these benefits and services. These so-called “bad paper” discharges include “General,” “Other Than Honorable Conditions,” “Bad Conduct” and “Dishonorable.”In many cases the “bad paper” discharge results from issues connected to in-service injuries and trauma such as post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, substance abuse and military sexual trauma.The Marine Corps, in particular, targets young women and men recruits with an aura of everlasting comradeship under the slogan of “Semper Fidelis” (always faithful). The reality for Marine combat veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan is that those with PTSD are 11 times more likely to receive a “bad paper” discharge than those without PTSD, and “1 in 10 are ineligible for benefits.” Veterans “are being refused benefits at the highest rate since the system was created at the end of World War II.” (New York Times, March 30)Many of these veterans end up in the streets, shelters or stressful family arrangements. They are denied any help for their medical conditions. There is an appeal process — but it can take years to get treatment for emergency medical conditions, such as those where a suicide hotline is regularly called.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Police violence against reporters in Poland

first_img to go further News June 2, 2021 Find out more May 10, 2021 Find out more News News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the inappropriate police behaviour towards reporters during a nationalist demonstration last week to mark the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw uprising and calls on the Polish authorities to respect the media. Police attacked one reporter and expelled two others from the march. With firing of four editors, “repolonisation” under way in Poland Help by sharing this information PolandEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists EnvironmentPhotoreportage Staged by several hundred far-right nationalists in Warsaw on 1 August, the demonstration was quickly marred by incidents between reporters and police. Jędrzej Nowicki, a photo-reporter for the Warsaw daily Gazeta Wyborcza, was physically attacked by a police officer while trying to photograph counter-demonstrators being evicted from Krasinski Square“I was taking photos when I felt a policeman grab me by the neck, pull me backwards and then throw me to the ground,” Nowicki said. Earlier in the day, two reporters working for the independent Oko.press media outlet were forced by police to leave the demonstration at the request of its organizers, who did not want a media presence within the march. Poland’s new social media law puts freedom of expression at risk, RSF warnscenter_img Follow the news on Poland Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU PolandEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists EnvironmentPhotoreportage RSF_en January 28, 2021 Find out more Organisation News August 7, 2019 Police violence against reporters in Poland Receive email alerts “These incidents constitute a serious violation of the freedom to inform and are indicative of a gradual decline in the ability of reporters to freely cover public events in Poland,” RSF’s European Union and Balkans desk said. “We call on the Polish authorities to take whatever measures are necessary to ensure that journalists can work in complete safety.”Nowicki said he has witnessed the decline. “A degree of tension is taking hold,” he said. “I was hit by a policeman while covering the protest by environmentalists in Konin. It was the second incident in two weeks. The situation is deteriorating dangerously.”Poland has been plummeting in RSF’s World Press Freedom Indexever since the conservative government took office in October 2015 and is now ranked 59th out of 180 countries.last_img read more

Permian Basin rig count jumps as oil prices soar

first_img Twitter Baker Hughes logo 2 The rig count in the Permian Basin increased by eight in the week ending Friday, the latest count by Baker Hughes shows, with 453 rigs active in the region.Nationally, the oil and gas rig count increased by five to a total of 1,013 rigs. A year ago, 857 rigs were active. The count shows that 820 rigs sought oil, an increase of five from the previous week, and 192 explored for natural gas, no change from the previous week. The U.S. rig count peaked at 4,530 in 1981. It bottomed out in May of 2016 at 404.The regional benchmark Plains-West Texas Intermediate Posting ended Thursday at $64.75 per barrel, up $6.25 from last Friday’s close. National benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude ended at $64.58 per barrel, up 99 cents from the previous week.ON THE NET: Baker Hughes rig count. WhatsApp Pinterest By admin – April 20, 2018 Local NewsBusiness Facebook Pinterest Permian Basin rig count jumps as oil prices soar WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Previous articleMan pleads guilty to aggravated robberyNext articleMidland County fugitive charged with assaulting OPD officer adminlast_img read more

O’Neill wants government to think again about Donegal Council finances

first_img Facebook Previous articleGAA- Donegal Senior ChampionshipNext articleAgencies meet to review Inishowen tragedy response News Highland Newsx Adverts Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Google+ A Donegal County Councillor says come the end of the year, the council could be facing a financial crisis.Council Management stated today, that the majority of businesses in the County have been up to date with their commercial and water rates payments.Adraft audit report was presnted to council members today, but Cllr Barry O Neill says with income down by as much as €6 million on last year, he believes businesses are struggling, and when it comes to commercial rates, Donegal should be looked at differently by national government………….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/barryone.mp3[/podcast] Facebook Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic O’Neill wants government to think again about Donegal Council finances By News Highland – July 26, 2010 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Condemnation as Leitrim TDs car is burnt out in arson attack

first_img Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook By News Highland – October 28, 2019 AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Harps come back to win in Waterford News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Condemnation as Leitrim TDs car is burnt out in arson attack Previous articleDonegal Gardai warn against latest “bank scam”Next articlePlay-off: Harps lose out to late goal in first-leg in Drogheda News Highland Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Deputy Martin KennyThere has been political condemnation from all sides after a Sinn Féin TD’s car was burnt out overnight.Gardaí in Co Leitrim are investigating after Sligo Leitrim and South Donegal Deputy Martin Kenny’s car was set alight outside his home in Ballinamore at about half past two this morning.Last week, Deputy Kenny spoke out about death threats he received for speaking out against right-wing anti-immigrant hate speech.Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald says the fire appears to have been a very deliberate and targeted attack.Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan’s calling an “attack on democracy”.Fianna Fáil TD Marc Mac Sharry, who also represents the constituency, is condemning the attack……….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/mcsharry6.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Pinterestlast_img read more

‘Moonlight and Music’ Saturday night

first_imgSkip The Pioneer Museum of Alabama invites all of those who enjoy a moonlit night and good, relaxing music to “Music in the Moonlight” with James Mullis and Wilder Adkins Saturday night at the museum.“This is a first-time event of this kind for the Pioneer Museum of Alabama. We are looking forward to a wonderful night of moonlight and music,” said Kari Barley, museum director. “James Mullis has been with us before and he is an outstanding singer and musician. I could sit and listen to him all night. And, Wilder Adkins is equally talented. Together, they will be amazing.”The Mullis/Wilder concert will from 6 until 8 p.m. Saturday and will be staged on the porch of one of the museum’s cabins. Email the author Latest Stories Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Published 3:00 am Friday, September 18, 2015 ‘Moonlight and Music’ Saturday night Book Nook to reopen “He writes music about the world around him and often uses nature as a theme and his music sometimes has a spiritual quality about it.”Barley said “Moonlight and Music” will be a time to sit back and enjoy relaxing music by two outstanding young artists.Albums by both of the artists available at the museum gift shop.Admission to Moonlight and Music is $6. Children five and under will be admitted free. Sponsored Content This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… By Jaine Treadwell “He said as a child, he would serenade anyone who would listen. His passion for music peeked when he heard James Taylor for the first time and soon after he took it upon himself to find his own voice.”Mullis is a familiar voice in and around Pike County. He has played live shows at area restaurants, cafes, charity events, festival, bars, galleries and parties. He released his first album, “Thick With Thieves” in August.Wilder Adkins is an accomplished guitarist and songwriter from Marietta, Georgia.“Wilder said he was weaned on folk music,” Barley said. “He is one of the top folk music artists in the Birmingham area. “That way the audience will get to enjoy the music and the moonlight,” Barley said. “‘Moonlight and Music’ is a family event so we invite families to come and enjoy this time together. Those who would like to bring a picnic to enjoy before or during the concert are encouraged to do so.”Mullis grew up in Troy but now is a part of the music scene in Birmingham.“James is in Birmingham making a life of his dream,” Barley said. “He is known for his unique blend of modern-day folk music and soft blues. You Might Like ASCA awards grants to county art organizations The Alabama State Council on the Arts (ASCA) awarded 113 grants totaling $1,600,055 at its meeting in Florence on Sept…. read more By Secrets Revealed Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationlast_img read more