AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 27th March 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle NV sportsbooks bring in $38.1m in last month before shutdown Casino & games Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Nevada casinos brought in $1.04bn in revenue while sportsbook revenue grew to $38.1m in the last full month before the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic led to a near-total shutdown of casinos and global sport. Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Email Address Nevada casinos brought in $1.04bn in revenue while sportsbook revenue grew to $38.1m in the last full month before the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic led to a near-total shutdown of casinos and global sport.The state’s revenue of $1.04bn for February, up 3.1% year-on-year, came on total player stakes of $12.61bn in the last full month without casino closures in the US. In the second half of March, all commercial casinos in the US closed in order to limit the spread of the virus.Bettors wagered $491.8m at Nevada sportsbooks, up 7.2% year-on-year but down 2.2% from January, and brought in $38.1m in revenue, up 6.3% from last year and 88.6% from January. This figure came on a full schedule of sporting events for the month, before almost all major sports globally were suspended in mid-March.In the second month of reporting mobile figures, players wagered $218.7m on mobile devices, down 11.0%. Nevada casinos made $9.9m from mobile bets, down 12.3%.Read more on iGB North America. Regions: US Nevada
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Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSGreg Jackson Previous articleCookies and milk with a cop coming SaturdayNext articleTarget recalls 560,000 Easter toys Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR We review the first comment anyone posts to our site so as to eliminate spam. Reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Mama Mia Lynn Graber 9 COMMENTS Boyish good looks and charming smile ??? Richard thanks you for the compliment, I am sure, if for nothing else in your article concerning him…..LOL Anyway, Greg, this is the south, nobody messes with Colonel Sanders!!! Yes, and what about Markeith Loyd wanting to select his own attorney out of Miami, who just happens to be one of the highest paid $$$$$ high profile attorneys in the state???? The judge was considering letting him and I about fell off my seat! Then the judge changed his mind. I would think so, since taxpayer money would pay the bill! Mama Mia Mama Mia Regardless, I hope everyone has a Happy Easter weekend, or if you are of another religion, or of no religion, a happy weekend too, and stay safe! God Bless! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Lynn Graber Florida State Prosecutors: ???OpinionBy Greg Jackson, Esq.Greg JacksonCan someone please tell me what the heck is going on with state prosecutors in Central Florida! In one corner, we have a State Attorney who refuses to seek the death penalty in any first-degree murder case no matter the facts – presumably due to the influences of outside anti-death penalty groups. In the other corner, we have a State Attorney offering plea deals to a man who nearly killed someone, but refused to cooperate with authorities.In case you have been buried under a rock, known as the “Markeith Loyd-murder-case”, you may have missed that the embattled, former City Manager for Apopka, Richard Anderson, escaped some serious prison time, most likely due to his boyish good looks and charming smile. At least that’s the best explanation I can give after having read the memorandum from the Lake County State Attorney, which gave some lame excuse for not throwing the Encyclopedia Britannica-sized book at Anderson for causing serve bodily harm to a person, then leaving the scene of the accident.To prevent rehashing a case that many of you are familiar with, let me give you the “Cliff Notes” version: Anderson was involved in a serious car crash that nearly killed Michael Falcon, when the vehicle carrying Anderson crossed over lanes on SR46 and collided with Falcon’s vehicle, which was travelling in the proper lane. Witnesses on the scene only saw Anderson in and around his vehicle. Anderson made 10 calls from his cell phone at the scene of the accident, none of which were to 911. Anderson refused to provide any information to law enforcement officers investigating the accident and from my understanding never mentioned there being anyone in the vehicle with him at the time of the crash.Interestingly, in an attempt to establish a reasonable doubt as to his causing serious bodily injury to Falcon, Anderson had an expert witness say there was evidence that implied there was another person in the vehicle at the time of the accident. This expert even said he could not determine if Anderson was the driver or passenger of the vehicle.Obviously, if Anderson was the driver he would have been in a lot of trouble, but, if he were the passenger, not so much. According to the State Attorney assigned to the case, this slight bit of doubt presented by Anderson’s expert, though controversial, allowed Anderson to argue that he was not driving the vehicle. This, in turn, allowed Anderson to get a plea deal for three years of felony probation (no jail time) and one year of “general” probation (no jail time) to run concurrently. But here is the problem: Anderson was given these deals to avoid jail time without him giving a single bit of information about who was driving the vehicle, if not him, on the night of the accident.So, why is it that Anderson was given a plea deal? At the very least he should have been required to provide the name of the alleged driver even to start the conversation about a plea agreement; but, he offered nothing. The State Attorney should have considered the family’s pleas for a stricter sentence, but they have turned away with more questions than answers. Why were there no photographs taken at the accident scene? Why was the vehicle’s data recorder never examined? Why were the airbags in Anderson’s vehicle never collected or submitted for DNA analysis to determine if someone else was really in the car with him that night, and if so who? Why didn’t the State Attorney consult with its own expert to confirm or refute Anderson’s expert?The reason for this may be simpler than most people think: most state attorneys are overly consumed with having and maintaining a favorable prosecution rate, so much so that it appears that many are afraid to try challenging cases or even ask pressing questions (i.e., if you did not do it, who did and where can we find them?). Based on the facts as I know them, Anderson should not have received any plea deal without giving pertinent information to prosecute the person responsible for causing Falcon’s injuries. But, when we have overly cautious, skittish state prosecutors who are more concerned about looking good and “winning”, our system of justice suffers. When we have state prosecutors who are leery about going up against “paid” attorneys who have no problem pushing the envelope to represent their clients zealously, our judicial system is marred by questionable decisions and plea deals, such as in this case.It is interesting that persons who perpetrate crimes can have paid lawyers assigned to them and actually paid for by taxpayer dollars if a public defender will not suffice (e.g., Casey Anthony’s attorney, Jose Baez, was reportedly paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to defend her instead of appointing public defender or having her pay her own attorney’s fees). If suspected criminals can by afforded the best legal representation on taxpayer dollars, should Florida taxpayers be given the same courtesy of having private lawyers to represent the State of Florida where state prosecutors will not suffice? I believe that the cases involving Loyd, Anderson, and others that we are not aware of, have exposed Florida prosecutors to being questioned. Is it time for the State of Florida to start looking to bring in private attorneys, who are not looking to pad their trial records with wins and plea deals, to seek justice on behalf of victims of crimes in our state? I believe that a serious inquiry as to the effects of this approach will yield some interesting results entirely different from what we have seen – in my humble opinion.Greg Jackson is a past Assistant Attorney General for the State of Florida, military veteran, current Orange County District 2 Representative on the Board of Zoning Adjustments, and General Counsel for the Community Redevelopment Agency. He has been an active member of the Central Florida community for nearly 20 years. He was most recently a candidate for the Florida House District 45 seat. What does “my comment is waiting moderation” mean? Reply Reply April 20, 2017 at 3:22 pm Mama Mia April 15, 2017 at 8:23 pm April 15, 2017 at 4:09 pm Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter April 15, 2017 at 10:21 am Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 April 15, 2017 at 3:11 pm Mama Mia Reply Please enter your name here Dale Fenwick Reply April 15, 2017 at 3:57 pm Reply April 14, 2017 at 12:55 pm April 16, 2017 at 6:33 am As I have said many times, there are some nasty people in this town! I posted that we sat at the Pizza Hut/Wing Restaurant at Sheeler and 436 and watched from the window by our booth of all sorts of people in danger crossing that dangerous intersection, and about the Sheeler High School kids looking down at their phones while crossing, and what does one person respond? They would be no big loss! Or the winos! Yes, Apopka, your finest…….this after a man did get killed there crossing……sick. The Anatomy of Fear Reply Thank you! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply I guess if we all lived in Saudi Arabia we wouldn’t have as much violence among the citizens, but when you gain one benefit, you lose another. Of course, if we and our family members were falsely accused of a crime in Saudi Arabia, we might be lose a few benefits such as hands, arms, or kinfolks. Thank God, we haven’t gotten to that point yet in our justice system. However, the benefit of the reasonable doubt is still a part of our system. Also, the right to remain silent. In Richard’s case, that is why he didn’t go to prison, whether some of you like it, or not, because you honestly don’t know what happened that night, or who was driving, or if he was drinking….. you all are assuming, and speculating, playing prosecutor, while calling Richard every nasty name in the book. I understand Mr. Falcon and his family and their being upset, even though they did settle the lawsuit against Richard, but why are some of you others who would have wanted Richard hung if you had your way, due to politics or because you had an old axe to grind against Richard? In Markeith Loyd’s case, I heard where the Orlando Police Chief viewed video tape from the Walmart security cameras that clearly showed him shooting the police lady, Debra Clayton multiple times while standing over her. Rock solid evidence……. A lot of difference there in the two cases you are referring to, Greg. But hey, you are the lawyer……you know that and why Ayala got elected, just like I do, and what’s going on….. You don’t really have to ask what is going on with the prosecutors as in your article above. Lynn Graber Please enter your comment! I heard the news of a Mt. Dora barbershop owner getting shot and killed due to refusing to cut a man’s hair for $ 2.00. The man left mad and he came back with a gun and allegedly shot the barber dead, in front of witnesses, one of whom returned fire and shot and wounded the gunman. As I stated before, there are very bad things happening in Mt. Dora and Apopka that used to never happen. People who lived here, and in Mt. Dora, felt safe. Not anymore. Also Zellwood, Eustis, Deland, Debary, Sorrento, and Winter Garden aren’t the same anymore either, like the good towns they were before. As much as people want this senseless killing to stop, it continues because no law enforcement can be everywhere at once, and because of people with the mind-set like the barber shop killer. God help us all. April 15, 2017 at 4:20 pm This makes me sick to my stomach. No info=plea deal–come on. No fingerprints, no DNA on airbags–no calls to 911, no offer of help to the injured-even though he’s a trained paramedic, 10 calls while walking around the accident. Seems to me if he won’t offer the name of the “mystery driver” that would at least be obstruction of justice or he’s an accessory after the fact, because he’s hiding a felon.We ALL know that if any one of us regular people were involved in this, we would already be in jail.Good grief, in Apopka, you get a very expensive ticket (thanks to several red-light cameras) for not stopping BEFORE the big white line. And this is simply for turning right on red. Heaven forbid. Apopka just sends you the ticket in the mail, with a photo–they don’t care who’s driving–they charge the car owner–and Apopka wants its money. If Anderson owns the truck involved–he’s responsible if he won’t give up said “mystery” driver.And if he’s a good boy for half of his probation period (in which he can get a business variance for driving even though his license has been suspended for 3 years) they will remove the felony from his record. How nice for him.Talk about a miscarriage of justice. This stinks of favoritism, elitism, and injustice. But Anderson has now set a new precedent. Maybe we all should thank him. Next time I’m pulled over for speeding, I’m going to hop into the passenger seat, and claim a mystery driver. If I ever have an accident I’m going to call 10 lawyers while my victim lies injured, and claim I wasn’t driving. Next time I rob a bank, I will deny all culpability, because after all, there was probably a mystery burglar with me. And of course, I will never be forced to give any info. Which now makes me think of all the reporters we’ve heard of through the years who go to jail because they won’t reveal their sources. (sidebar)Well, I have a feeling mayhem is going to ensue–seems there will be no repercussions.Apopka, Lake County, Judges, Prosecutors–I am so ashamed of you all. The injured’s life is changed forever–and Anderson walks–literally.
Tagged with: DRTV Individual giving Barnardo’s TV ad to ask for £3 a month 40 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Children’s charity Barnardo’s will launch a pilot direct response advertising campaign today to support its current Cut them free campaign to stop child sexual exploitation.The Be Safe appeal, produced by DTV, focuses on the dangers of grooming and will run for the first time today at 09.24 on Comedy Central, during Two and a Half Men.It asks viewers for £3 a month. It will run on digital channels across the UK, from today until 30 October, and test two formats. A new donation telephone line has been set up to run with the campaign: it is 0800 038 1130 or people can text SAFE to 70007 for a guide to spotting children at risk.DTV’s co-founder Peter Muffett said: “Developing a strong enough proposition that works across many day-parts was the real challenge here – making the ad responsive may sound obvious but can often be overlooked. As we often find, sometimes the best way to acquire donors is not to ask for a donation.”Media agency MC&C managed the media buying element of the campaign.Watch the advertwww.barnardos.org.uk/BeSafe Howard Lake | 3 October 2011 | News Advertisement 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.
To watch the UNAC webinar on Colombia visit tinyurl.com/c9ewykdh. Since April 28, workers in Colombia have been waging a general strike. The strike was provoked by the third of three recent tax “reforms” imposed by the right-wing government of President Iván Duque. The new taxes squeeze workers at both ends, by raising taxes on personal income and charging sales taxes on basic food items.First day of Colombian general strike, Bogotá, April 28This creates tremendous hardship for Colombian workers, whose average monthly pay is equal to around $310 — well below the worldwide average and less than typical monthly rent for a three-room apartment in the capital of Bogotá. (quora.com) While workers will see their taxes go up by as much as 500%, Duque has cut taxes for transnational corporations and plans to spend billions of workers’ tax money on new jet fighters.While fruit and other necessities are taxed, Coca-Cola products are tax exempt. Coke is notorious for engaging right-wing death squads to assassinate union leaders in its Colombian bottling plants. (killercoke.org)The human rights organization Temblores has documented at least 1,173 incidents of police violence aimed at suppressing the general strike between April 28 and May 7. “The organization states that the data results from rigorous work of verification and triangulation of the complaints registered since April 28 by citizens through the different channels of communication established for that purpose,” Telesur reported May 7. Temblores said: “For nine consecutive days, and despite the violence with which the State has repressed the social protests, citizens have come out en masse to demonstrate and claim their rights in the streets.” (Telesur, May 7)Police have committed sexual assault, killed close to 40 people on demonstrations and in poor neighborhoods, and arbitrarily arrested almost 1,000 people. A large number of those killed have been youths from 14-30 years old.Nevertheless the people remain in the streets, holding 35 separate marches in the capital, Bogotá, May 5. Cali, the country’s second-largest city, is seeing the largest protests in its history. Strikers are demanding Duque’s resignation.Indigenous and Afro-descendant communities targetedOn a May 8 webinar hosted by United National Antiwar Coalition, Afro-Colombian human rights defender Charo Mina-Rojas spoke from Colombia about the dire situation facing Black Colombians, who are about 20% of the country’s population. Based on Colombia’s Pacific coast since the 1500s, they have resisted oppression and exploitation since their arrival during slavery. Afro-descendant Colombians were recognized and given land in a 1991 amendment to the constitution. However, the traditional Black communities are situated atop lands rich in resources and biodiversity. They have faced violence and land theft by wealthy international corporations. Many have been displaced, and their urban neighborhoods are now being disproportionately targeted by state forces and right-wing paramilitaries, especially in Cali.The National Indigenous Organization of Colombia (ONIC) denounced the “disproportionate actions of the National Police and in particular by the ESMAD (anti-riot squads). . . . Nor can we accept the lack of empathy of this government and its inability to understand that inequality, hunger and poverty also lead to despair and hopelessness and much less naturalize that the response to these events is state violence.” (Telesur, May 7)About 3.5% of Colombia’s 50 million people are Indigenous, speaking 65 different languages. They face land theft by extractive industry companies, forced displacement and ongoing terror from police and paramilitaries. Many Indigenous leaders have been assassinated; the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs claims since Duque’s election in 2018, there is “a clearly deteriorating humanitarian situation which, in 2020 alone, left 112 Indigenous people dead in different regions” (iwgia.org)ONIC is participating in the general strike. On May 7 Indigenous activists tore down a statue of Spanish colonizer Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada, founder of Bogotá.The Ethnic Chapter of the Peace Agreement, signed in 2016 by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the Colombian government of then-President Juan Manuel Santos, promised rights to the Indigenous and Afro-descendant communities. But since his election President Duque, a protege of ultra-rightist former president Alvaro Uribe, has essentially trashed the Peace Agreement. Some decommissioned FARC combatants are advocating a resumption of the armed liberation struggle.Criminal role of U.S.The U.S. is “utterly and completely complicit” in the wave of terror being visited upon the Colombian people, according to James Jordan, Colombia point person for the Alliance for Global Justice. Speaking on the UNAC webinar, Jordan explained that the hated ESMAD (Mobile Anti-Disturbances Squadron) riot police were created in 1999 under the joint U.S.-Colombia agreement known as “Plan Colombia.” Since the strike began — and in fact since the squadron’s creation — ESMAD has committed massacres, disappearances and arrests in what Colombians are calling a “Duque coup” against the people’s movement.Colombia is the eighth largest recipient of U.S. financial assistance and the largest in Latin America; a $448 million aid package was passed in Congress last year with bipartisan support. The government’s role in upholding imperialist interests in Latin America and other countries has prompted comparisons to how the Israeli apartheid state functions extending imperialist interests. Colombia is the only Latin American country to be accepted by NATO in 2017 as a “global partner.”Donald Trump, when he was president, pressured Duque to dismantle the 2016 Peace Accords. President Joe Biden has made zero effort to encourage the Colombian government to honor the accords, which were drafted with input from the Colombian masses and contain chapters on a wide range of issues including rural reform, health, education, poverty eradication, drinking water, political participation, an end to the military conflict, gender justice, illicit drugs and human rights guarantees.In scrapping the accords, Duque is assuring that Colombia will retain its status as the most dangerous place in the world for union leaders and one of the worst human rights violators for Indigenous and Afro-descendant environmental and land rights movements.Despite the danger, the people are still protesting and striking in mass numbers. It is imperative that activists in the U.S. and other imperialist countries demonstrate solidarity with the courageous Colombian people. So far there have been large protests in New York, Los Angeles, Portland, San Francisco, Miami, Paris, London and throughout the Spanish state. Martha Grevatt was part of a delegation in solidarity with the Colombian peace process that met with FARC negotiators in 2015 in Havana. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Senator Young, Governor Holcomb Meet with Ag Industry to Discuss Trying Season On Friday, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) met with dozens of agriculture stakeholders for a roundtable discussion hosted by the Indiana Soybean Alliance and the Indiana Corn Growers Association. The discussion focused on the difficult planting season affecting Hoosier farmers and opportunities for assistance at the federal level.At the roundtable, Young announced he sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue urging swift action to help mitigate the immediate and long-term effects of planting hardship in Indiana. Senator Mike Braun (R-Ind.) and Representatives Larry Bucshon, M.D, (R-IN-08), Pete Visclosky (D-IN-01), Jackie Walorski (R-IN-02), Susan Brooks (R-IN-05), André Carson (D-IN-07), Jim Banks (R-IN-03), James Baird (R-IN-04), and Greg Pence (R-IN-06) also signed the letter.On Thursday, Governor Eric Holcomb convened with representatives from Indiana Corn & Soybean, the Indiana Farm Service Agency, Agribusiness Council of Indiana, Indiana Pork, Purdue College of Agriculture and others.“The unprecedented weather and extreme field conditions have put Indiana farmers in a very trying situation,” Gov. Holcomb said. “The relentless rainfall has prevented many acres from being planted and in some cases farmers have not been able to plant at all. This not only affects crop producers but those involved in animal production and the businesses that supply them.”According to USDA, there have only been 27 days suitable for fieldwork in Indiana since late March. That’s 20 days less when compared to the same timeframe in 2018. Heavy, consistent rainfall has saturated fields across the state. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration data shows that the past 12 months have been the wettest on record in the U.S.The Governor is working with Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Bruce Kettler and his staff, and the Indiana Farm Service Agency, to pursue options for agriculture assistance for Indiana farmers. That will include decisions about proceeding with requests for federal assistance as assessments are completed at the county level.“It’s been an extremely difficult year for farmers in Indiana,” Director Kettler said. “That’s why we’re working to ensure we’re providing all available options.”The Farm Service Agency needs an accurate account of the fields impacted by the storms in Indiana to determine if a request can be made to USDA. Farmers are encouraged to contact their local Farm Service Agency office and report their planted acres as soon as possible but no later than July 15.For a list of Farm Service Agency offices in Indiana, click here or visit www.fsa.usda.gov.Senator Young previously spoke in Washington on planting hardship this season and the need for clarification from USDA. Later on Friday, he met with Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch’s office and Indiana State Director of Agriculture Bruce Kettler about efforts underway at the state level.“Indiana farm country needs clarity in these uncertain times. I’m going to take the feedback from today’s meetings back to Washington to ensure our Hoosier farmers are equipped with the right tools to combat this crisis,” said Senator Young.Ryan Martin, Farmer Origination Specialist for Louis Dreyfus Company in Claypool, IN and HAT Chief Meteorologist gave Senator Young an update on weather and crop conditions. He spoke with HAT’s Eric Pfeiffer after the event and that interview can be heard below.Louis Dreyfus Company’s Ryan Martin on Roundtable with Senator Young SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Jun 23, 2019 Home Indiana Agriculture News Senator Young, Governor Holcomb Meet with Ag Industry to Discuss Trying Season Previous articleCommentary: Know Your EnemyNext articleIN Farm Bureau Opening Doors for its Members in DC Hoosier Ag Today
News October 11, 2001 – Updated on January 20, 2016 French courts refuse to accept a complaint against the president of Burkina Faso Receive email alerts News Two Spanish journalists killed in eastern Burkina Faso French reporter says he has been kidnapped in northeastern Mali Burkina FasoAfrica RSF_en News Follow the news on Burkina Faso Organisation Reporters sans frontières (Reportes without Borders; RSF) has acknowledged the decision of the French prosecutor’s office to dismiss their complaint, with no action taken, against the president of Burkina Faso, Blaise Compaoré. RSF is surprised by this decision, since the accusations against Mr. Compaoré are very serious and his responsibility is possible. The acts of torture that led to the death of David Ouédraogo were not the result of overzealous officers nor a simple blunder by the police; they were carried out by members of the presidential guard, under the direct responsibility of the head of state.RSF points out that the ordinance issued by magistrate Vandermeersch, on 6 November 1998 in the case against Augusto Pinochet, specifies that, with respect to torture, “such criminal acts cannot be considered a normal part of the functions of a head of state, and one of his responsibilities is specifically to ensure the protection of his citizens.”In addition, RSF is surprised by the hesitancy of the French courts. Evolutions in international law demand that no difference be made between a head of state in function and one in retirement, and torture is an international crime that should be universally punished.RSF has decided to file a civil suit against president Blaise Compaoré, This suit was filed on 12 October 2001 with the senior magistrate. RSF asks that, given the urgency of this situation, the prosecutor’s office immediately begin an investigation into this matter so a decision can be made by a magistrate before the departure of president Blaise Compaoré. Time is pressing, 20 years after Burkinabe journalist’s murder June 7, 2021 Find out more Burkina FasoAfrica Help by sharing this information May 5, 2021 Find out more News April 27, 2021 Find out more to go further