7th March 2019 | By contenteditor Connecticut committee chair files sports betting proposal Tags: Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Race Track and Racino Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Lottery Sports betting Tribal gaming Horse racing Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The chairman of the Connecticut House Public Safety and Security Committee Joe Verrengia has filed a proposal to regulate online and land-based sports betting in the state.Verrengia’s HB7331 allows in-person wagering and remote betting via electronic wagering platforms, with oversight for the market entrusted to the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection.Those applying for sports wagering operating licences will pay a $100,000 (£76,000/€88,400) non-refundable application fee, then a $500,000 for a two-year licence. It is one of three licences available, alongside sports wagering vendor licences, which come with a $100,000 application fee and $300,000 licence fee, and sports wagering lottery sales agent licences, accompanied by a $250,000 fee.Those aged 21 years old and above will be allowed to bet on sports, with operators required to offer voluntary self-exclusion and the ability to set spending limits. It also blocks anyone involved in professional sports from team owners to employees of sports governing bodies, from betting.Operators will be taxed at 9.89% of gross revenue, with the state to establish the Sports Wagering Account, a new fund alongside the Connecticut General Fund. Money raised from sports betting will be deposited in this fund, and used to cover the Department of Consumer Protection’s regulation- and licensing-related costs.At the end of each year, half of 1% of money in the account will be allocated to Connecticut’s five Regional Behavioral Health Action Organizations, as designated by the Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction Services. The remaining money will then be transferred to the state General Fund.HB7331 will also create a new compact with the state’s tribal casino operators, the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes. The pair currently hold the exclusive right to operate casino gambling in the state, and Verrengia proposes creating a new sports betting-specific compact. This would have to be approved by the US Department of the Interior, under the terms of the the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.The compact appears to be under the same conditions as the existing agreement, under which the tribes contribute 25% of operating revenue to state coffers.Verrengia’s bill also takes an unique approach to integrity fees, by mandating the Connecticut Commissioner of Economic and Community Development seeks partnerships with professional sports leagues and governing bodies, using funds generated from legal wagering.This will be with the ultimate goal of scheduling at least three major league professional sports events in the state each year, which reflect Connecticut’s geographic and demographic diversity.The bill has been assigned to the House Public Safety and Security Committee, of which Verrengia is chair, for further discussion. Should it make it through the committee – then House, Senate and Governor – it would come into law from July 1, 2019.Image: Max Hester Email Address The chairman of the Connecticut House Public Safety and Security Committee Joe Verrengia has filed a proposal to regulate online and land-based sports betting in the state. Casino & games Regions: US Connecticut
Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 presentation results for the first quarter.For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.tz) 2014 presentation results for the first quarter.Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank Limited is a leading financial institution in Tanzania offering retail and corporate banking services as well as mortgages, treasury and Bancassurance services. Kenya Commercial Bank offers financial solutions ranging from current accounts, overdrafts and loans to fixed and short-term deposits, mortgage finance, trade finance and forex, and business investment accounts. The banking institution participates in investments in Treasury Bills and Bonds with the central banks. Wholly-owned subsidiaries in the banking group include Kenya Commercial Finance Company Limited, Savings & Loan Kenya Limited, Kenya Commercial Bank Nominees Limited, Kencom House Limited, KCB Tanzania Limited, KCB Sudan Limited, KCB Rwanda SA and KCB Uganda Limited. Kenya Commercial Bank Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange.
Jaiz Bank Plc (JAIZBANK.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about Jaiz Bank Plc (JAIZBANK.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Jaiz Bank Plc (JAIZBANK.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Jaiz Bank Plc (JAIZBANK.ng) 2019 abridged results.Company ProfileJaiz Bank Plc is a financial services institution providing Islamic non-interest banking services for retail, commercial and corporate sectors. Its full service product offering ranges from transactional accounts and term savings to working capital, real estate, personal, medical, education and project finance. Jaiz Bank provides online banking, leasing, banking cards and bonds and guarantees. The company has a national footprint with 27 branches located in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Jaiz Bank Plc was founded in 2003. The company’s head office is in Abuja, Nigeria. Jaiz Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/589790/boandyne-house-svmstudio Clipboard “COPY” Area: 500 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Boandyne House / Mittelman Amsellem ArchitectsSave this projectSaveBoandyne House / Mittelman Amsellem Architects Bayside Construct Architects: Mittelman Amsellem Architects Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Andy Gibson+ 26 Share ArchDaily Builder: 2014 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/589790/boandyne-house-svmstudio Clipboard Year: “COPY” Engineer:Adams Consulting EngineersSite Area:714 m²Architect In Charge:Steven MittelmanCity:ToorakCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Andy GibsonText description provided by the architects. The house is located at the end of a cul-de-sac and rising 3 metres from the front (north) to the back (south) of the parcel, connected to the site by means of two directions; the alignment of the neighbouring houses to the west and perpendicular to the slope grade which exploits the SW/NE diagonal of the parcel. Save this picture!© Andy GibsonWith difficult overlooking constraints due to the position of the property on the slope we decided to create an intimate home filled with light and space and a strong relationship with the sky by means of three voids organised along the diagonal of the property.Save this picture!Floor PlanWhilst the ground floor has a strong relationship with the earth with views of the garden and contrasting light streaming in from above, the upper level elevates the viewpoint, a celestial level that frames the sky just above the horizon line. Through this subtle relationship between the earth and the sky we intend to create a home where the limits of space and the play on light and shade are enough decoration and come together as one clear expression. Save this picture!© Andy GibsonProject gallerySee allShow lessRIBA Future Trends Survey Indicates Consistent GrowthArchitecture NewsMackay Terrace / Shaun Lockyer ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Boandyne House / Mittelman Amsellem Architects Houses Australia CopyHouses•Toorak, Australia Manufacturers: Sirius Photographs: Andy Gibson, Jake Nowakowski Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeMittelman Amsellem ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesToorakAustraliaPublished on January 22, 2015Cite: “Boandyne House / Mittelman Amsellem Architects” 22 Jan 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Baggett has been involved in sales and marketing within the direct marketing industry for over 15 years. Prior to joining Occam, he worked at The Idea Works, Crawfords Computing and Harte-Hanks. Aitken has extensive financial experience, having worked at the BBC, brand strategy consultants Red Spider Limited, and sports media company Base Group plc. 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. Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Individual giving Management Recruitment / people Database solutions provider Occam has been purchased by its management team through a £12 million management buy-out (“MBO”).The MBO was lead by the Occam management team consisting of Scott Logie, managing director; Jim Baggett, commercial director; and Robin Aitken finance director. The company’s original founders, Mark Gilden and Andy Moore will no longer be involved in the company’s operations. Prior to joining Occam in April 2001, Logie as head of analysis was the youngest member of the management team at Bank of Scotland with responsibility for all data, research and analysis teams in the bank managing 70 staff. He has also held data and strategic analysis roles at British Aerospace, CACI and MDb. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 6 September 2004 | News Occam in management buy-out 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 Howard Lake | 13 August 2006 | News Dyslexia Action integrates using CS Group’s CARE suite Tagged with: Technology The implementation process began in May 2006 and the system will go live towards the end of the year. The next step is to consider the ongoing technical support, IT strategy and policy of the charity as well as getting the best use out of the system as possible with training and future development. 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. 16 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Dyslexia Action, formerly The Dyslexia Institute, will use the CARE Suite as the enterprise wide centralised system to manage all its educational functions, fundraising activities and membership services. CARE will replace Dyslexia Action’s current multiple administrative systems. Dyslexia Action wanted to move from non-integrated systems to one central database that could be accessed from many different locations. It was looking for an integrated CRM software solution to manage student assessment and teaching, training courses for teachers, member services, marketing and fundraising. The new system needed also to have full financial integration and tracking. CARE was the right product for Dyslexia Action due to its centralised approach and flexible structure. It will also provide the charity with a coordinated fundraising system which it had not had before. Advertisement
The multistory Atlanta City Detention Center was built prior to the 1996 Olympics to house the hundreds of poor and homeless people that the image-conscious corporate elite were determined to banish from the sight of a global audience.At that time the City Council passed a series of “quality of life” laws guaranteed to ensnare poor people, and Black youth and men in particular, into days or even months in the jail. For the next two decades, the 1,700-bed facility was filled with those too poor to pay the cash bond levied for traffic tickets and violations of city ordinances like loitering or public intoxication.Caption: Women on the Rise is one of many prisoner rights and community activists groups who “fought to win” in closing the Atlanta jail.The detention center deserved to be called a “concentration camp for the poor,” with its notorious record of medical neglect, physical brutality and unsafe conditions.On May 28, the hated ACDC was officially closed. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms signed the City Council’s legislation and ordered the establishment of a community task force to repurpose the building for the benefit of city residents.A victory for prisoner activistsThe struggle to achieve the shutting down of the ACDC involved years of effort by multiple groups that built campaigns to steadily reduce the incarcerated population. A pre-arrest diversion program was won with leadership from the Solutions Not Punishment Collaboration and the Racial Justice Center. That success was followed by reforms in cash bail and marijuana policies, which again kept large numbers of people out of jail. Immigrant rights groups such as Georgia Detention Watch and Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights zeroed in on the city’s arrangement with Immigrant and Customs Enforcement to house undocumented im/migrants in advance of deportation at ACDC. In response to outrage at the Trump administration’s family separation policy, the city ended the ICE contract, reducing the jail population by hundreds.Before its closing, the operating costs of the jail amounted to about $33 million a year, with only about 150 or fewer men and women locked up on a daily basis. Popular pressure from Women on the Rise, a organization of formerly incarcerated women, along with scores of other community groups, ultimately achieved the jail closure as a step in changing the racist, anti-poor, working-class-based system of incarceration.When some called for diverting the $33 million jail budget to the police department, activists made clear that their demand was instead to fund services to uplift and repair the communities whose members had been targeted by overpolicing, institutionalized racism and white supremacy. Working with architects and city planners, the “communities not cages” advocates already have design drawings of how the jail could be rehabilitated to a “one-stop shop” for a broad range of services, including health care, job training and community empowerment.The detention center sits on a large piece of valuable land in an area of Atlanta undergoing gentrification. Undoubtedly, profit-minded developers will be pushing their own agenda. But the determined activists, especially those who have personal experience with the crimes of mass incarceration, will be going into the next battle confident that “When We Fight, We Win!”Organizing to stop cop killing continuesThe same day the city announced the ACDC closing, the city also announced that Atlanta police would no longer participate in certain federal task forces. The recent killing of Jimmy Atcheson and, prior to that, the killing of Jamarion Robinson by FBI-led squads, saw family members and Black Lives Matter activists challenge the “official” stories. No body-camera video is allowed on federally organized task forces. Moreover, federal agents involved have not been made available for questioning by the Fulton County District Attorney.Atcheson was unarmed and hiding in a closet when he was killed by an Atlanta cop in an FBI-led squad. Seventy-six bullets fired at Robinson tore his body apart.While the city of Atlanta ordered its police to deploy body cameras during all interactions with the public, that still has not reduced the number of officer-involved shootings in 2019. Videos from bystanders, however, have produced charges against police.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years printTCU running back Sewo Olonilua no longer faces the drug possession charges he was arrested for in May. Photo by Sam Bruton.TCU running back Sewo Olonilua has settled all legal issues and will not face any further consequences from the university or the football team.In May, Olonilua was arrested for a potential third-degree felony for possession of a controlled substance weighing greater than or equal to one gram and less than four grams. He also faced a misdemeanor charge for possession of drug paraphernalia.Last season, Olonilua was the offensive MVP in the Cheez-It Bowl, taking 32 carries for a career-high 192 yards and the only touchdown of the game. TCU allowed him to participate in summer workouts and fall camp while his legal situation was being worked out. However, the senior running back was suspended for the first half in the season opener over Arkansas-Pine Bluff. In the second half, he took seven carries for 50 yards.On Saturday, Olonilua had his first 100-yard game, as he took 18 carries for 106 yards and a touchdown against Purdue.TCU (2-0) plays SMU (3-0) at home at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Facebook Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ ReddIt World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Colin Post is a Sports Broadcasting and Journalism double-major from Houston, Texas. Along with sports writing, Colin hopes to work in sports announcing after he graduates. Facebook ReddIt Linkedin Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Despite series loss, TCU proved they belong against No. 8 Texas Tech First TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Taylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athletics Linkedin Colin Post + posts TCU running back Sewo Olonilua barrels through the Razorback defense. Photo by Sam Bruton. Twitter Previous articleWhat we’re reading: Attempts for background checks on stranger-to-stranger gun sales in TexasNext articleFort Worth looking beyond books as it adds libraries Colin Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/
News May 5, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 French journalist’s videotapes seized Organisation Receive email alerts Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet October 12, 2018 Find out more News to go further News CubaAmericas RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago RSF_en CubaAmericas Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Cuba New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council Reporters Without Borders protested today against the confiscation of videotapes from French freelance journalist Bernard Briançon while he was in Cuba reporting on the recent crackdown on 78 dissidents who were given heavy prison sentences last month. A tape of an interview with the wife of one of 26 journalists jailed was among the items seized. “After censoring and jailing independent journalists, the government is now trying to censor their families so as to make the world forget about those in jail,” said Reporters Without Border secretary-general Robert Ménard in a letter to Cuban interior minister Gen. Abelardo Colomé Ibarra.He also protested about restrictions on visas for foreign journalists that forced them to work illegally under cover. “This is aimed at controlling the news and the country’s image abroad,” Ménard said. He called on journalists not to be afraid and to contininue going to Cuba to report on human rights violations. Briançon went to Cuba on a tourist visa. On World Press Freedom Day (3 May), Reporters Without Borders is putting a special page on its website called “Cuba, the world’s biggest prison for journalists,” which contains news about the imprisoned journalists, international reaction to their jail sentences and details of the control of news in Cuba generally. The page will be online in English from 7 May.A “confiscation and rectification” measureBriançon, who runs a French privately-owned production company, Mediasens, was detained at Havana airport on 4 May as he was passing through customs on his way out of the country. He was taken to a basement room and his luggage searched. Eight videotapes of interviews with dissidents were seized without explanation. He was simply asked to sign a receipt acknowledging that they had been confiscated as a “rectification” measure.Among the dissidents he interviewed were Beatriz del Carmen Pedroso, wife of Julio César Gálvez Rodríguez, an independent journalist arrested on 19 March and sentenced early last month to 15 years in prison. She gave details of the conditions of detention of her husband, who was transferred to a prison in Santa Clara (Villa Clara province), about 300 km from his Havana home.Twenty-five other journalists were arrested in late March and each sentenced to between 14 and 27 years in prison for allegedly undermining “national independence and territorial integrity.” May 6, 2020 Find out more October 15, 2020 Find out more News