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Penn National set to unlock NY online access through Rivers Casino deal

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Penn Interactive said it anticipates operating its Barstool Sports mobile sportsbook app in at least 10 states by the end of 2021. Kaplowitz said Penn Interactive has been encouraged by its performance so far in Michigan, where as well as sports it has also launched its Barstool-branded online casino. Penn Interactive, which is already live in Pennsylvania and Michigan, will gain ‘second skin’ access to the New York market, subject to legislation being enacted and regulatory approvals, through Capital Region Gaming’s licence. Penn National set to unlock NY online access through Rivers Casino deal “Gaining potential access to what could become one of the nation’s most lucrative sports betting markets has been a major priority for our company,” said Jon Kaplowitz, Penn National’s senior vice president of interactive gaming. 22nd February 2021 | By Richard Mulligan Online sports betting Regions: US New York Email Addresscenter_img “We are hopeful that the New York State Assembly will follow those leading revenue producing states that allow for multiple skins for mobile sports betting. A state the size of New York certainly warrants open competition and a free market approach.” Read the full story on iGB North America Tags: Penn National Gaming Rivers Casino and Resort Barstool Sportsbook Topics: Online sports betting In announcing the 20-year deal with Rivers Casino, Jon Kaplowitz, Penn National’s senior vice president of interactive gaming, reiterated the group’s backing of a multi-operator market in one of the US’s most populous and potentially profitable states. Penn National Gaming could gain access to the proposed New York online gaming market through a long-term strategic partnership with the owner of Rivers Casino & Resort. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

Nigeria Energy Sector Fund Plc (NESF.ng) 2017 Abridged Report

first_imgNigeria Energy Sector Fund Plc (NESF.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about Nigeria Energy Sector Fund Plc (NESF.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nigeria Energy Sector Fund Plc (NESF.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nigeria Energy Sector Fund Plc (NESF.ng)  2017 abridged results.Company ProfileNigerian Energy Sector Fund Plc is a closed-end investment vehicle constituted under a Trust Deed with UBA Trustees Limited as the trustees. The fund was created by the Nigerian Energy Sector Fund PLC to bridge the funding gap in the energy sector of the Nigerian economy. It was established by mobilising investible funds from individuals, corporate, and foreigners. Nigerian Energy Sector Fund Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img

Wallabies end tour on a high with victory over Wales in Cardiff

first_imgSunday Dec 1, 2013 Wallabies end tour on a high with victory over Wales in Cardiff Wales coach Warren Gatland has suggested that referee Wayne Barnes is partly to blame for his team’s 30-26 loss to the Wallabies at the Millennium Stadium. The visitors scored a try through Joe Tomane that Gatland said shouldn’t have been allowed.The Autumn Internationals concluded with a brilliant game of rugby that thrilled from start to finish in Cardiff. George North scored within a few minutes to set the tone, but the Wallabies came back and with Quade Cooper looking back to his best, they stretched their lead and looked out of sight.Cooper, playing his 50th Test, was quite controversially yellow carded for what Barnes deemed to be an early tackle, but Australia held on for the win despite plenty of pressure from the Welsh.An unbelievable statistic from the match is that there was not a single scrum in the first half.Barnes has come under fire though, particularly for the decision to allow the Tomane try from a flat Israel Folau pass. He sought the help of the TMO, but after watching it on the big screen himself, ruled that it wasn’t clear and obviously forward (hands not travelling forward), so gave it.Gatland suggested that if it were New Zealand played, Barnes wouldn’t have made the call. “It looked forward to me. In games as close as this you need things like that to go your way.“The referee made the decision himself, without the TMO. I doubt he would have made that decision himself if it was the All Blacks playing.”Gatland added that he hadn’t spoken to Barnes about it, as it wasn’t going to change the result. He also hinted that when Cooper was yellow carded, it could have been a penalty try.As for the Tomane try, Wallaby coach Ewen McKenzie said: “We’ve had five or six of those denied during the year. As far as I know, the pass has come out of the hands backwards and that’s it.“I think there has been a lot of discussion in the refereeing group and from what I saw that’s exactly the way they adjudicated that, so that the circumstances around that are quite clear.”Despite being rated by some as the best team in the Northen Hemisphere, this was Wales’ ninth loss in succession to the Wallabies, who themselves haven’t had the best of years but appear to be on an upward curve after a satisfying overseas tour where they only lost once, to England.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

U.S. capitalism’s dilemma over China

first_imgIn the 1930s, a U.S. merchant named Carl Crow, who ran the first Western advertising agency in China for 25 years, wrote a book about China entitled “400 Million Customers.” That about summed up how the U.S. bourgeoisie looked at China at that time.How could they make money off of the hundreds of millions of Chinese people? That was their main interest. And it hasn’t changed. Here’s a headline from CNBC News of April 1 this year: “Dow rises 200 to start off the quarter on strong U.S. and China data, trade progress.”During the previous week, the Dow had gone up and down by hundreds of points each day as the news gyrated over whether or not there was progress in trade talks between the two countries.Of course, the big difference between China in Crow’s time and now is that a tremendous social upheaval there changed everything. The millennia-old stranglehold of the landlords over the peasants followed by the growth in the 19th century of a ruling class of bankers, merchants and manufacturers tied to world imperialism was upended in 1949 by a socialist revolution, led by the Communist Party of China and based in both the workers and the peasants.In the nearly 70 years since then, China has grown from the 400 million “customers” of the 1930s to a population of 1.4 billion — over four times that of the U.S. today. That’s a lot of people to feed, but famine in China is a thing of the past, because the country has also gone from being one of the poorest in the world to the largest exporter of goods and the second-largest global economy. With a 6 percent annual growth rate, China is on track to surpass the U.S. in a few years.On the horns of a dilemmaThe capitalist ruling class in the U.S. is on the horns of a dilemma. They want, and need, the 1.4 billion “customers” now in China. U.S. agribusiness in particular has become dependent on selling a lot of wheat, soybeans, corn and other foods to China. Which China needs, because it covers a land area the same size as the U.S., but with four times the number of mouths to feed.At the same time, the U.S. ruling class hates the control over China’s economy exerted by the 90-million-member Communist Party. That control explains how China has been able to lift hundreds of millions of people out of poverty. According to the World Bank, more than 500 million people were lifted out of extreme poverty in China as the rate fell from 88 percent in 1981 to 6.5 percent in 2012.That trend has continued. As of 2018 the number of people living below the national poverty line was about 2 percent of the population. China expects to totally eradicate poverty by 2020. This has earth-shaking significance; yet it is rarely acknowledged by the mass media here.The U.S. ruling class hates the Communist Party of China for maintaining control over its economy and not totally “opening up” China to foreign investors, who want free rein to come and exploit its labor and resources. The political representatives of the billionaires here make endless complaints about it. But at the same time, the U.S. ruling class has come to depend on all these new “customers” who now can actually buy things the U.S. owners of capital need to sell.Here’s how the April 2 New York Times, the “liberal” paper of Wall Street, sees it: “At the heart of President Trump’s negotiations with China is a troubling contradiction: The United States wants to use the trade talks to encourage the country to adopt a more market-oriented economy. But a key element of a prospective deal may end up reinforcing the economic power of the Chinese state.“Negotiators are still working out deal terms, but any agreement seems certain to involve China’s promise to purchase hundreds of billions of dollars of American goods. For Mr. Trump, this is an essential element that will help reduce the United States’ record trade deficit with China and bolster farmers and other constituencies hurt by his trade war.“But those purchases will be ordered by the Chinese state, and most will be carried out by state-controlled Chinese businesses, further cementing Beijing’s role in managing its economy and potentially making United States industries even more beholden to the Chinese.”Of course, the people of China are more than customers. These days, they are also astronauts, city planners, high-speed train engineers and innovators of new technology. And they have shown the world what public ownership and a planned economy can accomplish — even one that has made many concessions to private capital in order to develop.(PHOTO CREDIT: Foreign and Commonwealth Office)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

How Coronavirus Plays A Role In Fertilizer Pricing

first_img How Coronavirus Plays A Role In Fertilizer Pricing By Ashley Davenport – Mar 10, 2020 SHARE How-Coronavirus-Plays-a-Role-in-Fertilizer-PricingSome parts of China are still under quarantine after the country has reported more than 80,000 cases of coronavirus. This work stoppage is putting a question mark on fertilizer supplies.According to Sam Taylor, vice president farm inputs analysis for RaboResearch, China is the largest exporter of finished phosphates. Wuhan, ground zero for the virus, produces 14.7 million metric tons of finished products each year. Roughly 60 percent of those plants are offline right now.“Of the remaining 40%+, some are running at full capacity, some are running at half capacity,” he said. “One of the big issues going forward is the labor constraints because there’s been a travel and logistics shutdown. Getting these plants back up to capacity is going to be a slow process.”In the short term for phosphates, this will create a tightness in exports and supply, and we could see some higher prices for farmers. Taylor also said this situation also piggybacks on the “improved dynamic” from last year’s prevent plant acres. On the nitrogen side, there could be a positive story, since China is one of the largest importers of nitrogen.“If China has a significant input economic impact, this is going to be deleterious to ammonia demand from China, and this could be downward in pricing pressure on ammonia and further nitrogen derivatives,” said Taylor. “We could see basically the converse with phosphates.”Looking ahead to the next 30 or 40 years, there are a lot of unknowns. Taylor says his colleagues in China are saying that fertilizer producers who haven’t diversified into industrial production will feel some pain.“We think that there could be some kind of change in the portfolio for these Chinese producers which could create a little bit of tightness of supply on a trend-basis going forward,” he said.”RaboResearch isn’t expecting significant upward momentum for potash this year. Taylor says if you’re in need of phosphates, MAP or DAP, look at pricing sooner than later. Previous articleUSDA Announces Continued Progress on Implementation of China Phase One AgreementNext articleMcKinney Continues to Work to Diversify our Portfolio, Expand Ag Markets Ashley Davenport Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News How Coronavirus Plays A Role In Fertilizer Pricing SHARElast_img read more

Repeal of restrictive media decree welcomed

first_img Hostile climate for Dominican media since start of 2015 News September 22, 2014 Find out more Organisation RSF_en Reporters Without Borders has welcomed the repeal of a decree passed on 7 May 2005 that introduced restrictive measures against the media.”We are very pleased to see that the promulgation of this law was due to an administrative mistake and not to a desire to damage press freedom,” it said.”The rapid and unconditional repeal of this decree by President Leonel Fernández is a sign that the government of the Dominican Republic has indeed chosen the path of democracy.”President Fernández abolished the governmental decree that he had approved 12 days earlier on 23 May. At the time of the announcement, the government’s judicial advisor, César Pina Toribio, took full responsibility for the administrative errors that led him to present the new law to the head of state.He however explained his lack of rigour by the fact that he had had “too much confidence in his assistants”. He said the document had been through the hands of several of his subordinates after being put forward by the national commission for public performance and radio (CNEPR) and he had restricted himself to simply submitting it to the president. The 7 May decree, also known as Regulation 301-05, has now been replaced by the former Regulation 824, in force since 25 March 1971. Regulation 301-05 banned the media from reporting on natural catastrophes without prior agreement of the authorities, under the guise of avoiding public panic.The decree also penalised “showing lack of respect for authorities and public institutions”, but did not set out specific punishments in the case of infringement. It only said that a government commission would have to assess the seriousness of each case. February 15, 2017 Find out more Dominican Republic: News presenter and producer gunned down in mid-broadcast Follow the news on Dominican Republic Receive email alerts to go furthercenter_img Dominican RepublicAmericas Dominican RepublicAmericas Journalists wounded while covering street clashes in Santo Domingo News May 24, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Repeal of restrictive media decree welcomed June 25, 2015 Find out more News Help by sharing this information Newslast_img read more

Kentucky governor warns worshipers not to congregate Easter weekend

first_imgCHBD/iStock(NEW YORK) — The governor of Kentucky has stepped up efforts to prevent churchgoers from attending any in-person mass gathering services this weekend by enforcing misdemeanor violations related to preventing the spread of the coronavirus.Gov. Andy Beshear announced during his daily COVID-19 press conference that the state police will be recording the license plate numbers of any vehicles seen at any of the gatherings and the owner of the car will be notified by local health officials that they were in violation of the emergency orders issued by state officials.Those associated with the spotted vehicles will be required by health officials to go into self-quarantine for 14 days.“This is the only way we can ensure that your decision doesn’t kill someone else,” said Beshear on Friday.Stay-at-home orders, social distancing and quarantining are all recommendations health officials have given to people in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, formally known as COVID-19. As of Friday evening in Kentucky, almost 1,700 people were tested positive for the coronavirus and 90 residents have died.Among the 90 deaths, Beshear noted that two were traced back to a church revival in Hopkins County last month.While several faith leaders in the community have conducted remote services and encouraged their members to worship at home, officials are aware of six churches that are planning to have in-person service, Beshear said.The quarantine does not apply to drive-in services complying with CDC guidelines, said Beshear.“Folks, we shouldn’t have to do this,” said Beshear. “What we’re asking is for you to love your neighbor as yourself. We shouldn’t have to do this.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Payment platform launches

first_imgYorlet has announced the launch of its industry-first digital payments processing platform, as it seeks to digitise the UK’s £85 billion rental market.Under development for three years, Yorlet streamlines the payments process. Its APIdriven platform can schedule all recurring payments, including holding deposits and move-in monies, accepting payment via cards and bank transfer. This removes the need for manual reconciliation, automates accounts processes and compliance work, and frees up time that would otherwise be spent on admin. Max Cartwright, MD said, “By using Yorlet for payments, our clients are seeing their rental arrears fall by as much as 80 per cent due to our auto-recollection, and are saving hours on manual reconciliation.”Customers are able to ‘pick and mix’ which features of the system they want to incorporate across the Leasing, Billing and Owners products.www.yorlet.comYorlet digital payments processing platform APIdriven platform Max Cartwright March 24, 2021Jenny van BredaWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Payment platform launches previous nextProptechPayment platform launchesThe Negotiator24th March 2021016 Viewslast_img read more

Porter rescues bike

first_imgMiranda Essex, a third year geographer at Hertford, had her bike stolen on Sunday evening, only for it to be spotted and chased down in town the following day by Angelo Fernandez, a heroic Hertford porter.The bike was one of many to have been stolen from outside Hertford College on Catte Street, in a spate of recent thefts. It was taken at about 8.30pm on Sunday. Essex had reported the theft to the Lodge, but assumed she would never see the bike again.Luckily, one Hertford porter was walking down Broad Street on Monday afternoon, on his day off, when he recognised her bike being ridden by an unidentified man. He chased after the person, shouting “That’s not your bike!” On hearing this, the perpetrator stopped, threw down the bike and fled the scene. Fernandez then returned the bike to Robert Dyas. He informed Essex of the events the following morning, and she later picked it up.Essex was hyperbolic in her praise of her beloved porter. She said, “I’m amazed that Angelo was able to recognise my bike even when it was being ridden.” She added, “It’s way beyond the call of duty for him to accost a thief on my behalf and I’m very grateful. He’s saved me a lot of money and reunited me with my trusty (albeit unstylish) mountain bike!’Dave Haxell, Head Porter at Hertford College, was equally impressed with Fernandez. He said, “Of all the bikes we have outside, it’s amazing that he recognised Miranda’s, especially as it’s not even a particularly unusual one. That it was being cycled makes it all the more impressive!”He mused, “What a guy! You could say he’s an angel.” Haxell mentioned how lucky he thought Miranda was, acknowledging that it was a very unusual incident, and adding, “A Hertford porter is never off duty.”Ben Williams, a third year English student at Hertford whose bike was purloined from outside college earlier this term, commented, ‘If only I had been so lucky to have a knight in shining armour rescue my bike!’last_img read more

Oxford launch new animal research and commit to transparency

first_imgSome charities concerned with animal research are unhappy with the move. Michelle Thew, CEO of British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection said, “The BUAV has campaigned for greater transparency in animal research for many years so naturally welcomes any steps towards genuine openness. Effective scrutiny – parliamentary and public – of the way animal experiments are carried out and regulated is impossible under the current system.“We are concerned, however, that genuine transparency is not what the recent Concordat on Animal Testing delivers. It is simply transparency on their terms with researchers having complete control over what the public gets to see.“This is about human health as much as animal welfare and the public has a right to know. Apart from the terrible suffering of animals in laboratories, we all have a stake in ensuring that medical research is scientifically sound and that scarce research resources are wisely targeted.”For most students, the news was a positive development. As one Classics undergraduate from Oriel remarked, “Greater transparency must be a good thing; it can only lead to better treatment and compassion towards animals. What I can’t understand is why it hasn’t been implemented before.”Many remain unsatisfied with the developments, however. As a first-year at Trinity observed, “Yes, animal research undoubtedly leads to cures and developments in medicine and yes it’s true that I selfishly enjoy being a recipient of the improvements it has brought about.“However such a justification still sits uncomfortably with me. It comes dangerously close to suggesting that all animals are merely instrumental for our own needs – what gives us the right to be the superior species? I know men who are definitely far less intelligent than monkeys.“Research can only be conducted on animals where there is no other alternative. This is required by law and is strictly regulated by the Home Office. Where use of animals is essential, the University is committed to very high standards of animal welfare using the latest research methods. Almost all the animals used in Oxford research are mice.”A spokesperson for the University commented, “Research on animals has contributed to almost every medical advance of the last century. Without animal research, medicine as we know it today wouldn’t exist.The number of animals held by Oxford fluctuates regularly according to the studies taking place. As of January 2014, ninety-eight per cent of the animals kept at Oxford were mice or fish, with 52,886 and 23,165 specimens respectively. There were only twenty-three primates. The University of Oxford is one of seventy-two organisations to have signed a Concordat on Openness in Animal Research this week, pledging to provide greater transparency on how, why and when they use animals in research.Signatories of the Concordat sign up to four commitments: “We will be clear about when, how and why we use animals in research; we will enhance our communications with the media and the public about our research using animals; we will be proactive in providing opportunities for the public to find out about research using animals; we will report on progress annually and share our experiences”.At the same time, the University has launched a new programme studying the neurology of twenty macaque monkeys.The project is funded by the Wellcome Trust, a co-signatory of the Concordat, and is one of the first to be conducted under the agreement. It will receive £4.95m over five years and it is a study of how the brain supports complex mental processes which will use MRI brain imaging in addition to more invasive procedures. In order to justify its use of primates, the University has committed itself to providing precise descriptions of the research and practical information about its potential benefits.An article on the University website said, “The macaques will be housed in state-of-the-art facilities in the Biomedical Sciences Building, where they can express their natural behaviours – such as living in social groups, playing, climbing and foraging for food.”Dr Paul Browne, a spokesperson from Speaking of Research, an organisation that aims to provide the public with accurate information about animal testing and its importance, told Cherwell, “The Concordat on Openness is a major step in encouraging institutions to be more open about the work they conduct, and builds on the substantial progress that institutions like Oxford University have already made towards this goal.“Animal research is critical to many aspects of medical progress in the 21st century, and the research community must continue to work hard explaining what happens in animal facilities and why the public should support it.”last_img read more