Hills hails ‘great start’ as NJ reveals first sports betting figures Finance William Hill has hailed a “great start” for sports betting in New Jersey as more than $16m (£12.2m/€13.8m) was wagered in the state in the first two weeks of operations.William Hill took the first legal bets in New Jersey at Monmouth Park racetrack on June 14, just days after legislation was signed following the repeal of the federal PASPA law. The Borgata casino in Atlantic City went live on the same day while William Hill’s Ocean Resort sportsbook began trading on June 28.Figures released by New Jersey’s Division of Gaming Enforcement show that a total of $16.4m was wagered between June 14 and the end of the month. Operators retained 8% of the amount wagered, which would be around $1.2m.Gross sports betting revenue was nearly $3.5m, with Monmouth Park bringing in $2.3m, the Ocean Resort contributing $193,000 in just three days of operations and the Borgata accruing $987,000.William Hill US chief executive Joe Asher (pictured) said the figures show the “big appetite for legal sports betting” in the US.“While it’s still early, we’re obviously off to a great start,” Asher said. “We always knew there was a big appetite for legal sports betting during the years of litigation, and now it is being proven.“We are proud to be creating new jobs in New Jersey and bringing excitement to our customers. We can’t wait until football season.”Total gaming revenue in New Jersey increased by just over 7% year-on-year to $233.6m, with sports betting aiding other gaming verticals according to Seeking Alpha’s Charles Schultz. “The extra traffic presumably helped in other gaming areas,” he said.Meanwhile, two Ohio lawmakers are sponsoring a bill to legalise sports betting in the state.Sean O’Brien told Cleveland.com he would like to have specifics in the bill by August or September. Ohio is the seventh largest US state by population with 11.5 million residents – three million more than New Jersey. Regions: US New Jersey Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 13th July 2018 | By contenteditor William Hill US CEO reacts to $16m generated in two weeks of wagering Topics: Finance Sports betting Email Address
Area: 4875 m² Area: 4875 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” 2013 United States ArchDaily photographs: David Sundberg | EstoPhotographs: David Sundberg | EstoSave this picture!© David Sundberg | EstoText description provided by the architects. The Stonington Residence, a recently renovated and restored historic house, is sited between 300 feet of waterfront and a large meadow in Stonington, Connecticut. While the house is situated on a small stone ledge, additional rock outcroppings of the landscape help to organize the outdoor spaces, which include a studio and garage, a pool, and patios. Save this picture!© David Sundberg | EstoThe existing house was designed during World War II (1945) by architect John Lincoln, former senior architect for the Navy at Quonset Point, professor of architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design, and an inventor of the Quonset Hut, a lightweight prefabricated structure of corrugated steel and plywood. Frank Lloyd Wright’s influence is evident in Lincoln’s use of stone, corner windows and a flat roof. Due to the nature of the materials and construction methods used on the original building, the design process was akin to an archaeological investigation, revealing the home’s unique details, and incorporating its materials and methods into a new design.Save this picture!© David Sundberg | EstoThe original house had five bedrooms, three bathrooms, a library, a laboratory, and three fireplaces, all situated along a granite wall that runs through the center of the house. The stone wall remains the primary organizing device and functions as a stabilizing center around which new construction opens up an extended entryway and circulation through the home. In addition to the stone wall, new blackened steel and plywood elements create linkages between public and private programs and reference Quonset’s industrial heritage. Finally, a rectangular second-floor volume encapsulates the reconfigured primary bedroom suites, wrapping them in a corrugated metal envelope that directs views from balconies on each end and softly contrasts with the natural stone of the lower exterior.Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessArtifact Nº1, Scenography for “Manuel Lacunza” / Alfredo ThiermannSelected ProjectsCantagua Residence / Raimundo AnguitaSelected Projects Share 2013 CopyAbout this officeJoeb Moore & PartnersOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentStoningtonHousesRefurbishmentUnited StatesPublished on January 15, 2014Cite: “Stonington Residence / Joeb Moore & Partners” 15 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
236 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16 Melanie May | 5 December 2018 | News Aid recipients call for more dignity & diversity in INGO campaigns AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16 235 total views, 1 views today “This research gives people in aid receiving countries the opportunity to voice their opinions on the type of imagery used to depict their continent. Instead of stigmatising poverty and focusing on problems, we hope that aid organisations will respond by showing the positive outcomes of development programmes too.”Radi-Aid Research is a collaboration project between SAIH and the School of International Development at the University of East Anglia. Radi-Aid is an annual campaign created by SAIH that has the goal of challenging perceptions around poverty and development, and change how fundraising campaigns communicate. A study that looks at how aid communication is perceived in African countries has revealed that aid recipients would like to see more diversity as well as dignity and positivity, in campaigns.The Radi-Aid Research study involved 74 people from 12 focus groups in aid-receiving communities, in Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, South Africa, Uganda and Zambia. They discussed imagery from campaigns by Amnesty International, Care International, Cordaid, The Disasters Emergency Committee, Dubai Cares, Oxfam, Save the Children, Unicef and War Child, and their perceptions of these campaigns and other visual communications.Findings from the study, which was carried out in collaboration with the University of East Anglia, include:• There is a need for aid communication to show more diversity in terms of age and race.• Respondents acknowledge that aid communication is complex, with no single solution.• It is important that respect and dignity is preserved in the portrayal of people in aid communication.• The majority of respondents thought the images in adverts offer an accurate representation of the situation in Africa. Campaigns often depict black children in need the study found, and several of the respondents wished that these stories could be complemented by showing children of other colours or backgrounds, or black doctors, professors or aid workers. They also said they would like to see positive outcomes of programmes shown.Beathe Øgård, president of The Norwegian Students’ and Academics’ International Assistance Fund (SAIH), said:“Why not try to create a sense of hope or provide inspiration to the viewer, instead of primarily provoking feelings of despair? The participants in this study are quite adamant about their wish for more diverse portrayals of their continent.”“Several of the findings support issues Radi-Aid has been highlighting through its campaign since 2012 – that is, the typical image INGOs show of Africa is often a demeaning and dehumanising one, and the humans portrayed are more than what these images offer. Aid communication still needs to move away from presenting the single story.”The report’s lead author David Girling, of UEA’s School of International Development, said: Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Tagged with: campaigning International research
Lucy Gonzalez Parsons, an original founder when May Day launched in 1886, was born into slavery in the early 1850s on a Virginia plantation. She, her mother and others were able to escape and move to Texas. There she met her future spouse, Albert Parsons, a former Confederate soldier who helped register newly freed people to vote during Reconstruction. This action made him a target of the KKK who threatened to lynch him.Brenda Stokely, union and women’s activist, speaks in front of Parsons banner at May Day rally, New York City. WW-photo G. DunkelLucy and Albert were forced to leave Texas due to the miscegenation laws that legally outlawed mixed race marriages. They eventually moved to Chicago in 1873 where great labor struggles were taking place in the factories to demand an eight-hour day. Without union protection, the industrial workers, many of them poor immigrants from Europe, were forced to toil 10- to 16-hour days under horrendous working conditions.Both Lucy and Albert became not only union organizers but also developed radical anarchist and anti-capitalist ideas. After Albert lost his printing job due to his political beliefs, Lucy opened a dress shop in her home to support him and their two children and hosted meetings for the International Ladies’ Garment Workers Union (ILGWU).On May 4, 1886, following a workers’ rally in Haymarket Square in Chicago, the police threw a bomb in the crowd, killing eight people and one of their own. Albert and seven other union organizers were targeted and framed for killing the officer. Four of them, including Albert, were hanged in the Square in 1887, forever becoming known as the Haymarket Martyrs. May Day was officially declared as International Workers Day in 1889 at an international socialist conference.Lucy Parsons championed political rights as well as workers’ rights. For instance, she joined the worldwide campaign to stop the executions of two Italian immigrant union organizers, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, who were framed for murder in 1920. They were executed in 1927.Lucy fought for the freedom of the Scottsboro Brothers, nine young Black men falsely accused of raping two white women in 1930 in Alabama. A worldwide campaign led by socialists and communists eventually exonerated them.Lucy was a fighter until her death at the age of 91 on March 7, 1942, in a fire in her home. Suspected of setting the blaze, the Chicago police confiscated her precious books and writings that never saw the light of day again. Parsons was proud of being declared by the Chicago police as “more dangerous than a thousand rioters.”Lucy Parsons was a militant and defiant anti-capitalist anarchist and a socialist, who wanted to empower the workers through revolution.Lucy and Mary Harris “Mother” Jones, a coal miner organizer, were the first two women to join the Industrial Workers of the World. The union welcomed all workers, regardless of nationality, religion, gender or skill, into its ranks. Lucy organized campaigns against hunger and for unemployed councils on behalf of the IWW.Some of Lucy’s most notable quotes from speeches include:“Never be deceived that the rich will permit you to vote away their wealth.” “Let us sink such differences as nationality, religion, politics, and set our eyes eternally and forever toward the rising star of the industrial republic of labor.”“So many able writers have shown that the unjust institutions which work so much misery and suffering to the masses have their root in governments, and owe their whole existence to the power derived from government, that we cannot help but believe that were every law, every title deed, every court and every police officer or soldier abolished tomorrow with one sweep, we would be better off than now.”The spirit of Lucy Parsons continues to live in every revolutionary who abhors all forms of exploitation, oppression and inequality, who fights to abolish every ugly feature of capitalism and who fights for a socialist future for the liberation of all humanity. Lucy Parsons, ¡presente!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Facebook Twitter Commerce Department Investigating Argentina and Indonesia Biodiesel Imports By Hoosier Ag Today – Apr 18, 2017 Home Energy Commerce Department Investigating Argentina and Indonesia Biodiesel Imports The U.S. Commerce Department has launched an antidumping and countervailing duty investigation aimed at biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia. The investigation is in response to a complaint filed by the biodiesel industry in the United States. U.S. biodiesel industry representatives testified to the International Trade Commission last week, saying biodiesel produced in Argentina and Indonesia has been flooding the U.S. market since 2014. The industry claims the subsidized biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia forced U.S. producers out of their home market. The Commerce Department says there is reason to believe that Argentine and Indonesian biodiesel companies were selling into the U.S. “at less-than-fair value.”The National Biodiesel Board said imports from Argentina and Indonesia increased by more than 460 percent from 2014 to 2016, gaining about 18 percent of U.S. market share during that time.Source: NAFB News Service SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleEPA Administer Promises Back-to-Basics AgendaNext articleSurvey Shows Farmers Concerns Hoosier Ag Today
“Attacks against civilian targets, including media and journalists, constitute war crimes,” said Reza Moini, the head of RSF’s Afghanistan desk. “We call on the countries participating in the peace talks to demand a statement from the Taliban explicitly undertaking to respect international humanitarian law’s basic treaties, starting with the Geneva Conventions.” Follow the news on Afghanistan Moini added: “At the same time, the Afghan government must ensure that the intelligence services and the military do no use the media for propaganda purposes, and must guarantee the safety of the media, which should be able to operate in a free and independent manner.” In a statement in October 2015, the Taliban identified Afghanistan’s two leading privately-owned TV channels as “military targets.” The threat was carried out on 20 January 2016, when a bus operated by the Kabura TV production company was bombed, killing seven Moby Media Group employees. Afghanistan is ranked 121st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the Taliban’s latest serious threats against the media and urges the Afghan government and Zalmay Khalilzad, the US envoy negotiating with the Taliban, to do whatever is necessary to protect journalists. RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says Receive email alerts June 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation June 26, 2019 Taliban threat to treat Afghan media as military targets RSF_en AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Armed conflictsJihadismViolence Help by sharing this information Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” News The resumption of peace talks between the US and the Taliban at the start of 2019 has not reduced tension in Afghanistan. Although the level of press freedom has not been visibly affected, the safety of journalists and media is worsening steadily, above all because of the lack of protective measures by the authorities. According to RSF’s tally, there have been at least 45 cases of violence against journalists and the media in Afghanistan since the start of the year, including threats, physical violence and destruction of media outlets. May 3, 2021 Find out more AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Armed conflictsJihadismViolence News In a statement issued by the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s Military Commission on 23 June, the Taliban accused the media of “disseminating statements and sometimes advertising that speak badly of Jihad, the Mujahideen and the Taliban, turning the population against them.” to go further News News The statement added that the media had a week “to change their attitude and stop being hostile towards the Taliban (…) or else they will no longer be regarded as media outlets and will instead be regarded as enemy intelligence sources and as military targets that will be attacked by the Mujahideen. Journalists and media outlets will no longer be safe.” March 11, 2021 Find out more
News News to go further March 18, 2021 Find out more Pro-government media that attended the first hearing in his trial before a Tehran revolutionary court have published photos showing masked security agents in a nearly empty courtroom and a visibly tired Zam sitting opposite Aboulghasem Salevati, a judge widely regard as one of the worst “executioners” of Iranian journalists. There is no sign of a defence lawyer. June 9, 2021 Find out more The 17 charges include two that are punishable by death. One is spying and the other is “spreading corruption on earth,” a term that comes from the Koranic expression “mofsed-e-fel’arz.” It implies that corruption pervades the defendant’s very soul and being and it is one of the most serious charges that can be brought before a revolutionary court. According to Zam’s family, officials advised him: “Don’t make things worse for yourself by asking for a lawyer.” Prisoners of conscience, including journalists, are often told this during interrogation. Defendants are denied the most basic rights when tried before revolutionary courts, which even Iran’s official laws regard as illegal. Receive email alerts IranMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesOnline freedoms InternetCitizen-journalistsViolence Iran is ranked 170th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. RSF_en IranMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesOnline freedoms InternetCitizen-journalistsViolence Help by sharing this information Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Zam is a controversial figure who, according to some sources, was manipulated on several occasions by the Iranian intelligence services into publishing false information. But AmadNews also published information that was embarrassing for the regime and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, and the site had nearly 1.4 million subscribers during the big protests in December 2018. “Rouhollah Zam’s safety and life are threatened by this grossly unfair trial,” said Reza Moini, the head of RSF’s Iran-Afghanistan desk. “We call on Agnes Callamard, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary killings, Seong-Phil Hong, the head of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, and Javaid Rehman, the UN special rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran, to intervene quickly in this case.” News Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Follow the news on Iran News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is extremely concerned about AmadNews website editor Rouhollah Zam’s trial, which began in Tehran on 10 February. Kidnapped in Iraq by Revolutionary Guards last October and forcibly returned to Iran, Zam is being tried on 17 charges, some of them punishable by death under Islamic law. February 25, 2021 Find out more Organisation After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists February 14, 2020 AmadNews director facing possible death penalty in Tehran trial
Subscribe Print This Post Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago While just 20.9% of homeowners with a mortgage were considered burdened according to data from the Census Bureau American Community Survey, which provides a 10-year look at the trends from 2008 to 2018, 40.6% of rental unit residents are spending over 35% or more of their monthly household income on rent and utility bills as of 2018.The Census Bureau defines a cost-burdened owner-occupied household as one where the homeowner spends 35% or more of their monthly household income on mortgage payments, utility bills, real estate taxes, property insurance, and any required condominium or mobile home fees.The Census Bureau note that this is a drop of only 0.2 percentage points from the previous year 2008 when 40.8% of renters were burdened. The number of metro areas where more than 40% of renters were burdened in 2018 was 81, the same amount as a decade earlier. In 2008, there were 43 metro areas where at least 40% of homeowners with a mortgage were burdened. There were none in 2018. In 2018, 53 metro areas reported that over 10% of homeowners without a mortgage were burdened, compared with 85 metro areas in 2008.Rents have been rising, according to data from CoreLogic. Rents increased 2.9% year over year in July 2019, down from a 3.1% increase in July 2018, according to the latest CoreLogic Single-Family Rent Index (SFRI). Single-family rents started climbing steadily in 2010, and during the past 12 months annual rent increases have stabilized, fluctuating between 2.9% and 3.2%.According to CoreLogic, the index’s overall growth in July 2019 was propped up by low-end rentals, defined as properties with rents 75% or less of a region’s median rent. Rents on lower-priced rental homes increased 3.5% year over year and rents for higher-priced homes, defined as properties with rents more than 125% of the regional median rent, increased 2.7% year over year. The pace of annual rent growth for lower-priced rental homes fell by 0.6 percentage points from 4.1% in July 2018, the largest deceleration in rent increases for this price point in a little over a year. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: costs Home Prices Rental Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago November 11, 2019 1,539 Views Home / Daily Dose / Renters Versus Homeowners: Housing Cost Burden Previous: Flagstar SVP: Low Volume “Tension” Next: Finding Solutions to Vacancy Issues Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Loss Mitigation, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. About Author: Seth Welborn costs Home Prices Rental 2019-11-11 Seth Welborn Related Articles Renters Versus Homeowners: Housing Cost Burden The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago
iStock/Thinkstock(DALLAS) — Authorities have arrested the man accused of shooting three people, including two police officers, in North Dallas on Tuesday.Armando Juarez, 29, earlier identified as a person of interest, and an unidentified female were apprehended after a police pursuit that ended near uptown, authorities said.“We got our man,” Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said at a press briefing.Rawlings did not take questions, but he did ask for prayers for those who were shot. All three victims were out of surgery.Emergency dispatchers received a call shortly after 4:12 p.m. to go to a Home Depot, Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall said in a press conference Tuesday night. After the responding officers arrived, a subsequent call for assistance was made after the shooting began.Two officers were critically wounded, the Dallas Police Department posted on Twitter shortly after the shooting. The civilian who was shot is a loss-prevention officer for Home Depot, Hall said.The officers were transported by the Dallas Fire-Rescue Department to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. Police didn’t immediately release their names out of respect for their families, Hall said.Rawlings earlier had described the aftermath of the shooting as a “two-front battle,” referring to the victims’ battles for their lives at the hospital as well as “the battle out in the community” to find the person of interest.State, local and federal law enforcement agencies responded to the scene.In 2016, five Dallas law-enforcement officers were shot and killed, and seven more injured, after they were ambushed by a 25-year-old former Army reservist named Micah Xavier Johnson, who later died in a standoff with police.Former Dallas Police Chief and ABC News contributor David Brown said the most recent shooting of two Dallas police officers is “too much to bear for one department in such a short time frame.”“Once again,” Rawlings said, “it sobers us to realize what officers walk into day in and day out, how quickly they can become victims.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
(FBI) Domeanna Spell is pictured in this undated photo released by the FBI. (PORT BARRE, La.) — Federal and local authorities are searching for a missing 15-year-old Louisiana girl who may be on the run with an older man, according to her family and police.Domeanna Spell — who is from Port Barre, about 50 miles west of Baton Rouge — was last seen around 7 a.m. Thursday after she got off the school bus at Port Barre High School, said the Port Barre Police Department.Authorities believe she may have run away with 47-year-old Cory Shane Disotel of Port Barre, a family friend.Spell’s sister said the teen had a relationship with Disotel.“Domeanna started babysitting for his granddaughter, then come to find out there was no granddaughter there to really be babysitting,” older sister Jerrie Cradeur, 29, told ABC affiliate KATC in Lafayette.“I don’t know when the relationship started,” Cradeur told KATC. “When it was brought to my mom’s and them attention, they said that he needed no contact with them… no contact with my sister,” she added.“Her family loves her and her friends are concerned,” Port Barre Police Chief Deon Boudreaux told ABC News Tuesday. “They do miss her and they’re worried about her. They just want her to come home.”“We want her to know that we’re on her side,” Cradeur said. “It’s hurting us bad… I hardly eat. Me, my sister-in-law, my sister, we barely sleep.”But Cradeur vowed to “keep fighting. ““I will keep looking, even if it’s months from now,” she said, “until we find her and she comes home.”Spell, who the FBI says may have changed her appearance to conceal her identity, has light brown hair and blue/hazel eyes. She stands 5-foot-2 and weighs about 105 pounds, according to authorities.She may be in a silver 2003 Honda Civic, the FBI said.Anyone with information can call 1-800-CALL FBI. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.