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New York casinos generate $349,468 from betting launch

first_img Email Address Tags: Race Track and Racino 19th August 2019 | By contenteditor Finance Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter New York casinos generate $349,468 from betting launch The first 16 days of legal wagering in New York have seen revenue of $349,468 generated across two licensed venues.With Rush Street Gaming’s Schenectady-based Rivers Casino & Resort launching in-person wagering on 16 July, the operator was responsible for the vast majority of revenue accounting for $294,249 of the total.Tioga Downs Casino, which has selected FanDuel as its sports betting partner, soft launched its sportsbook a day later, on 17 July, ahead of an official launch on 19 July. Despite launching so soon after Rivers, it only brought in revenue of $55,219 to 31 July.From 1 August, the number of casinos offering sports betting has already doubled, following the launch of wagering at the Oneida Nation’s Turning Stone Resort and Casino and Point Place Casino. Through the tribal operator’s partnership with Caesars Entertainment, each hosts a Caesars-branded sports lounge.Read the full story on iGB North America. Topics: Finance Sports betting Horse racing The first 16 days of legal wagering in New York have seen revenue of $349,468 generated across two licensed venues. The bulk of revenue was generated from the Schenectady-based Rivers Casino & Resort, which opened its sportsbook on 16 July. Regions: US New Yorklast_img read more

Instalado Moisés Quezada Mota como obispo coadjutor de la República…

first_imgInstalado Moisés Quezada Mota como obispo coadjutor de la República Dominicana Director of Music Morristown, NJ Press Release Service Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Tampa, FL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Featured Jobs & Calls Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Posted Feb 17, 2016 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Bishop Consecrations, Rector Bath, NC Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Press Release Tags Rector Smithfield, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Knoxville, TN TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Latin America Rector Belleville, IL El Rvdmo. Moisés Quezada Mota fue instalado, el 13 de febrero en Santo Domingo, como obispo coadjutor de la Diócesis [episcopal] de la República Dominicana. Foto de Julius Ariail para la Diócesis de la República Dominicana.[Diócesis de la República Dominicana] El Rvdmo. Moisés Quezada Mota fue ordenado y consagrado obispo coadjutor de la Diócesis Episcopal de la República Dominicana el 13 de febrero en Santo Domingo, en la eucaristía de clausura de la 58ª. convención diocesana anual. El obispo primado Michael Curry presidió el oficio que se celebró en el estadio de voleibol del Centro Olímpico Juan Pablo Duarte.El nuevo obispo coadjutor fue electo el 25 de julio de 2015, en una convención extraordinario de la Diócesis de la República Dominicana en la catedral de la Epifanía de la ciudad de Santo Domingo. Quezada Mota sucederá al obispo Julio César Holguín como el cuarto obispo de la República Dominicana cuando Holguín se jubile.Una de los muchos grupos de portaestandartes que desfilaron durante la instalación. Foto de Julius Ariail para la Diócesis de la República Dominicana.Más de 1.500 personas presenciaron la consagración, en la cual participaron 21 obispos y 100 presbíteros, diáconos y seminaristas de todo el ámbito de la Iglesia Episcopal. Estudiantes de muchas de las escuelas episcopales dominicanas encabezaron la procesión en el estadio con vistosas banderas y estandartes.Curry ofició como el consagrante principal y entre los coconsagrantes se encontraban el Rvdmo. Holguín; el Rvdmo. Telésforo A. Isaac, segundo obispo de la República Dominicana, quien también predicó el sermón; el Rvdmo. William J. Skilton, obispo auxiliar de la Diócesis de la República Dominicana (jubilado);  el Rvdmo. Wilfrido Ramos-Orench, obispo de la Diócesis de Puerto Rico y el Rvdmo. Lloyd Allen de la Diócesis de Honduras. Entre los invitados especiales había representantes de la Iglesia Evangélica Dominicana, una de las más grandes denominaciones protestantes del país.El obispo primado Michael Curry con su traductora, Dinorah Padro, y el Rdo. Michael Hunn, canónigo del Obispo Primado para el ministerio dentro de la Iglesia Episcopal.  Foto de Julius Ariail para la Diócesis de la República Dominicana.Como el primer Obispo Primado que asiste a una convención de la Diócesis de la República Dominicana, Curry fue portador de saludos de la Iglesia Episcopal, felicitando a los asistentes por “la vitalidad de la Diócesis de la República Dominicana como parte de la rama episcopal del Movimiento de Jesús”.Él también encomió a Holguín al decir: “Gracias a Dios por tu largo y apostólico ministerio. Cuando los gigantes andan entre nosotros, debemos darle gracias a Dios por ellos. Vuestro obispo ha sido una voz para los que no tienen voz, una luz para los que no tienen luz”.Holguín se encuentra ahora en su 25º. año de servicio, y es actualmente el obispo diocesano de mayor antigüedad en la Cámara de Obispos de la Iglesia Episcopal.Quezada esta casado con Mary Jeannette Pringle, que diseñó e hizo la capa, la mitra y la estola que le presentaron a su marido en la ceremonia. La pareja tiene dos hijos, varón y mujer, quienes le presentaron la mitra, la estola y la cruz pectoral a su padre, y cantaron como parte del Ministerio Adonai, un grupo musical episcopal dominicano, durante la ceremonia.Antes de su elección, Quezada sirvió como vicario en las iglesias de Jesús Nazareno y el Buen Pastor en San Francisco de Macorís. Él es graduado del Centro de Estudios Teológicos, el seminario episcopal de Santo Domingo, y fue ordenado sacerdote en 1983. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Curate Diocese of Nebraska Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Job Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS House of Bishops, An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Shreveport, LA Submit an Event Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Collierville, TN Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH last_img read more

Censorship reaches new heights

first_img ChinaAsia – Pacific April 27, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific In Hubei province, three papers — Changjiang Ribao (长江日报), Chutian Jinbao (楚天金报) and Wuhan Wanbao (武汉晚报) – were censored and strongly rebuked by propaganda officials for reprinting an article from the economic paper Caijing (财经) about a major corruption scandal.The Propaganda Department also ordered the media on 15 February to reduce its coverage of child kidnapping, which has alarmed the public in recent times. Follow the news on China Organisation Heavy censorship of the Middle East uprisingsKeywords such as Jasmin (a call for a “Jasmin Revolution” in China has been made), Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and democracy have been blocked in search-engines. Demonstrations on 20 February in Beijing, Shanghai, Canton and a dozen other cities, organised through online appeals, were cracked down on. Journalists were barred from covering them, police turned out in force and online attempts to discuss them were blocked. An open letter from the organisers of the protests, posted on the foreign-based website, adopted the demands of the Middle East rebellions and called on the government to be more open and to reduce censorship. “Protests will only grow if these issues are not tackled and the authorities simply continue to censor the Internet and block news in an effort to prevent demonstrations,” it warned. The letter was addressed to the National People’s Congress (the country’s parliament) which meets on 5 March for its annual session.President Hu Jintao called for new censorship as part of an eight-point (8点意见) social monitoring strategy at a conference on 19 February, urging provincial leaders to step up online monitoring and develop new ways to “channel online opinion” so as to improve social “harmonisation,” a term the authorities often use to mean censorship. Government propaganda officials clamp down on sensitive subjects to give impression of stability The Propaganda Department has recently forced many journalists out of their jobs for writing “false news”. Investigative journalist Long Can (龙灿) was fired on 21 January from the Sichuan province daily Chengdu Shangbao (成都商报) and a colleague, Li Jianjun (李建军), dismissed on 17 February for criticising the move in print. The history magazine Kan Lishi was forced by Sichuan propaganda officials to fire journalist Ma Lan (马兰) for an article he wrote challenging the government version of the 1937-45 Sino-Japanese War. to go further RSF_en March 12, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information center_img News News News June 2, 2021 Find out more China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures News Reporters Without Borders today denounced the Chinese government’s “gagging” of the population with increased censorship and other “unacceptable practices” that it said seemed to aim at “stamping out all forms of freedom of expression.” Even as China became the planet’s second biggest economy, it still suffered from very serious environmental pollution and the authorities were targeting human rights campaigners by investing in the world’s most sophisticated censorship apparatus, known as “The Great Firewall,” the press freedom organisation said. February 23, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Censorship reaches new heightslast_img read more

Television studio used by Al-Jazeera sacked in Nablus

first_img Follow the news on Palestine Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information News PalestineMiddle East – North Africa WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Al Jazeera, based in Qatar has come under substantial criticism following publication of the documents which disclose major concessions by the authority in several areas, such as the status of Jerusalem and the right of return of Palestinian refugees.The Palestinian negotiators reacted by regretting that the disclosures by Al Jazeera did not reflect the reality. In a similar situation the authority closed the offices of Al Jazeera in June 2010 for “spreading false information” before reopening them a month later (,33841.html). Reporters without Borders calls on the Palestinian authorities in the West Bank to do everything to protect journalists and their equipment.Without taking a position on the editorial choices of Al Jazeera, it issues a reminder that medias have a duty of impartiality, especially important in the present political situation when political tensions are being heightened. May 16, 2021 Find out more Organisation January 27, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Television studio used by Al-Jazeera sacked in Nablus Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes Reporters Without Borders condemns the attack yesterday on a television studio in the Palestinian Territories used by the satellite television station Al Jazeera which has recently broadcast confidential documents on the negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians between 1999 and 2010.The studio, in Nablus in the north of the West Bank, belongs to the Palestinian television agency Pal Media and is used by Al Jazeera. Young Palestinians invaded the studio shortly after the transmission live on Al-Jazeera of an interview conducted in it with Abdel Sattar Qassem, politics professor at the University of Najah, who is known for his critical view of the Palestinian Authority. Technical equipment belonging to the station was wrecked and an attempt to set the studio on fire was under way when police intervened.Backers of President Mahmoud Abbas had tried to break into the station’s headquarters in Ramallah a few days earlier. PalestineMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en News June 3, 2021 Find out more May 28, 2021 Find out more News to go further Newslast_img read more

City of Sport key to jobs and investment

first_imgWhatsApp Advertisement Linkedin Twitter Previous articleExcitement builds for World Title fightNext article“The very model of a modern Major General” admin Facebookcenter_img Email Print NewsLocal NewsCity of Sport key to jobs and investmentBy admin – March 16, 2011 700 “The City of Sport title is all about jobs”LIMERICK’S title as European City of Sport 2011 is key to recovery of the local economy and the creation of jobs, according to a significant player in promoting the accolade.Shannon Development’s Limerick Division Manager Eoghan Prendergast said that the City of Sport title, which would continue to be utilised over the next 10 years, was “all about jobs.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “ACES is the group that awards the title and they said they have assessed hundreds of cities and have never come across one so passionate for sport, that provides inclusivity across all social classes”, Mr. Prendergast told the Limerick Post.“We are keen to capitalise on the honour to bring economic development and jobs to Limerick over the next 10 years.”Stressing that their focus is on developing sport and the business of sport as key to the economy in Limerick, he said the recognition is an opportunity for the city to brand itself as a great place to visit, either as a spectator or a participant.He listed four key pillars to developing the city of sport.“The first is sport, then there is branding of the city, then tourism and finally sports science and opportunities to attract FDI (foreign direct investment). Sport meant over €60 million to the economy last year and we have been talking to the Industrial Development Agency a lot and promoting the National Technology Park as a location for business – we’ve also extended it to trying to attract sports federations to physically locate in Limerick and to host business conferences here.“Everybody has been putting their shoulders to the wheel, which is the epitome of team sport”.Stressing the overwhelming amount of support received from organisations in Limerick and all around the country, he said they have secured events that will take place in years to come on the back of the title.“We published a new calendar of events today and an hour later it was out of date because other organisations had signed up”.Among the international events taking place in Limerick this year are the European Duathlon Championship, the European Power Lifting Championship, the Single Speed World Championship and the Great Outdoor Swim to be held in Lough Derg. and among the hundreds of other events taking place are the Headless Horseman adventure race on Saturday April 23 in Lough Gur, the Great Limerick Run on Sunday May 1, the Joey Hannon Memorial Triathlon on Sunday May 8 in UL, the Limerick Bike Parade in the city on Sunday June 19 and the Get Back Challenge from Limerick to Doonbeg on Saturday July 2.Over €5.5 million is expected to be realised for the region as a result of the sporting award.last_img read more

Alcohol Forum calls for reflection on drinking habits

first_img Twitter PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Twitter Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released People are being urged to think about their drinking as part of “Action on Alcohol Week” which starts today.The Alcohol Forum says that 88 deaths a month in Ireland are directly related to alcohol.Seminars focusing on the marketing of alcohol and women’s drinking habits, are taking place as part of the initiative.Kieran Doherty is the Alcohol Forum CEO…………….Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Google+ Previous articlePaul Walker tribute song takes top chart spotNext articleDerry City face trip to play struggling Limerick admin Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp WhatsApp Alcohol Forum calls for reflection on drinking habits Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ By admin – April 20, 2015 Pinterest HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week last_img read more

Bombay High Court Issues Notice To NIA On Stan Swamy’s Bail Plea In Bhima Koregaon Case

first_imgNews UpdatesBombay High Court Issues Notice To NIA On Stan Swamy’s Bail Plea In Bhima Koregaon Case Sharmeen Hakim4 May 2021 7:56 AMShare This – xOn Tuesday, the Bombay High Court issued notice to the State and National Investigating Agency (NIA) on the bail pleas of Father Stan Swamy, an 84-year-old tribal rights activist accused in the Bhima Koregaon – Elgaar Parishad case. The bench also condoned 189- day delay in filing an appeal against the trial court’s refusal to release him on emergency bail in October last year. The Jesuit priest from Ranchi has filed an appeal against two orders of the Specials NIA court, the first rejecting his emergency bail application on health grounds in October last year. The second order is from March 21, 2021, refusing bail on merits. “The fact that the appellant is in jail and did not gain an advantage by delaying the appeal, application for condonation of delay is allowed,” the division bench of justices SS Shinde and Manish Pitale said. The bench then allowed Mihir Desai to add the State as a party and issued notice to both the NIA and the State. While the court has listed the bail plea on merits after the vacation, the bench said Senior Advocate Mihir Desai is at liberty to approach the court for emergency bail after May 17. APP J P Yagnik for the State agreed to submit a report on Swamy’s medical condition by May 15. During the hearing, Desai submitted that Swamy is at an advanced stage of Parkinsons and has a hearing problem. “With covid spreading in prisons, it’s become very difficult for him,” he said. Desai further said the limitation in filing the appeal for emergency bail won’t apply in view of the SC’s orders. Background Swamy was arrested on October 8, 2020, and charged under various sections of the IPC and offences under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for allegedly furthering the cause of banned CPI (Maoist) through various civil rights organizations, of which he is a part. Swamy is the conveyor of the Persecuted Political Prisoners Solidarity Committee (PPPSC), one of the most prominent human rights organizations providing legal aid in Jharkhand. He is also the founder of Bagaicha, an organization dedicated to empowering Adivasis, including fighting against illegal detention of minors charged with being Maoists. The NIA claimed that Bagaicha is connected with Vistapan Virodhi Jan Vikas Andolan (VVJVA) and the latter is also a frontal organization of the CPI (Maoist). While rejecting his bail application on March 21, special judge DE Kothlikar said, “The material placed on record thus prima facie denotes that the applicant [Fr. Swamy] was not only a member of the banned organization, Communist Party of India (Maoist), but was also carrying out activities with the objective of the organization, which is nothing but to overthrow the democracy of the nation.” The court cited several other grounds for rejecting his bail application, accepting the electronic evidence despite serious questions about their authenticity, and accepting the statements of witnesses who didn’t understand the language, among others. Swamy said he suffers from hearing loss in both ears in an earlier application and has undergone two hernia operations. He suffers intense pain due to lumbar spondylosis i.e. the wear and tear of the lumbar disc, and tremors in both hands due to Parkinson’s. Swamy is facing terror charges along with 15 other human rights activists. The prosecution is primarily based on letters retrieved from co-accused Rona Wilson and accused advocate Surendra Gadling’s computer to claim a conspiracy to kill the Prime Minister and overthrow the government. Wilson has approached High Court in a separate petition to inquire into the planting of fabricated documents on his computer over around 22 months. His claims are by a report of Arsenal Consulting, a digital forensics consulting company in the USA, which has concluded that Wilson’s computer was infected with malware, called NetWire (available for $10 online), which was planted through an email on June 13, 2016, two years before his arrest on June 6, 2018.TagsBombay High Court National Investigating Agency (NIA) Stan Swamy Bhima Koregaon – Elgaar Parishad case Next Storylast_img read more

CHMS science fair reflects ‘scientific’ interests

first_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author Book Nook to reopen Challancin said the students have the option to work in pairs or independently.“At the CHMS Science Fair, they have to demonstrate and explain their projects to the other students,” she said.Not only do the students have to understand their projects and how they work, they have to verbalize that understanding to those who visit the Science Fair. And, that can be a challenge.Tre Harris and Carson Tucker demonstrated their Lemon Floaties and said the other students found the project interesting and understandable. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Print Article CHMS science fair reflects ‘scientific’ interests Skip By Jaine Treadwell Published 11:00 pm Monday, April 8, 2013 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Kush Patel’s used a zinc nail and copper coil, which are two unlike elements to move a current through a lemon to light an LED light.CHMS science fair reflects ‘scientific’ interestsForty-six Charles Henderson Middle School eighth graders showed their interests Monday.And, their schoolmates had a good time watching them do it. CHMS hosted its seventh annual Science Fair and the eighth grade science students stood front and center to explain their projects to the sixth- and seventh-grade students.“The students take ownership of their projects,” said Amanda Challancin, eighth-grade science teacher. “They choose a project based on their interests. Most of the projects are chemistry or physic projects but we do have a couple of life science projects this year.“The students have to do research and put their projects together. That gets them thinking – problem solving.” “We have a lemon slice and a whole lemon,” Tucker said. “We ask them which on they think will skink in the tub of water. The lemon looks the heaviest so it looks like it will sink but the slice sinks because it has holes and absorbs the water real fast.”Harris said the lemon has air inside its thick skin.“It’s solid and water doesn’t get in it so it floats,” he said.The projects included everything the five-second rule for germs to coronary heart disease to recording sounds with a tin can and a plastic funnel.“The students who visit the Science Fair get a better idea of what the Science Fair is all about,” Challancin said. “It generates curiosity and encourages them to find out more about what is going on in the world around us. It’s a learning experience all the way around.”Challancin said the Science Fair is an event that the eighth-graders look forward to each year.“They all worked hard and did a good job,” she said. “I’m proud of their efforts.” You Might Like ALZHEIMER’S PATIENT FOUND Octavia Ellis, 86, was found after more than a hundred people searched wooded areas near her home on Tennille Road… read more Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Sponsored Content By The Penny Hoarder Latest Stories Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy falls to No. 13 Clemsonlast_img read more

TAC welcomes Jonoska Ensemble

first_img By The Penny Hoarder TAC welcomes Jonoska Ensemble You Might Like Charges issued in major theft case Two former employees of Whaley Construction Company and their relative have been charged with theft of more than $1.8 million… read more Their style combines the classical canon with the music of today.The Janoska Ensemble concert will be at 7 p.m. Thursday,  March 17 at the Crosby Theater. General admission tickets are $10 and $5 for students with an ID. By Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Skip Book Nook to reopen Tickets may be purchased at the Troy Center Box Office and at the door. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Around the WebIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Latest Stories The ensemble was founded in 2013 and has quickly become a force in the music world.“The Janoska Ensemble has embarked on its first U.S.  multi-city tour including the March 17 concert in Troy,” Blackman said. “They will perform a program based on their debut album, “Janoska Style” which will be released on March 10.”Blackman said the Janoska Ensemble is steeped in classical music but draws on instrumental traditions passed down in the family from father to son.  Email the author The Troy Arts Council will present the Janoska Ensemble in concert March 17 at the Claudia Crosby Theater on the campus of Troy University.This genre-bending Vienna –based ensemble is comprised of four brothers, each of whom is a soloist in his own right, said Diane Blackman, president of BR Public Relations.“The Janoska Ensemble has created an unmistakable unique style,” Blackman said. “The brothers have been performing together since childhood. They are classically trained and have a sound that weaves together.” Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Print Article Published 3:00 am Saturday, March 4, 2017last_img read more

Bill Cosby loses appeal to overturn sex assault conviction

first_imgiStock(HARRISBURG, Pa.) — Bill Cosby faces sentencing for sexual assault conviction Andrea Constand took the witness stand in a Pennsylvania court Monday asking for justice and today a judge will decide whether the comedian, 81, will spend life behind bars.Bill Cosby lost his appeal to overturn his sexual assault conviction on Monday after arguing that the judge improperly allowed accusers who weren’t part of the criminal case to testify.A three-judge panel of Pennsylvania Superior Court jurists rejected the imprisoned comedian’s appeal, saying the testimony was permitted because it showed a pattern of behavior.Cosby can appeal Tuesday’s decision to the Pennsylvania State’s Supreme Court, but that court is not obligated to hear the appeal. If that were the case, Cosby would remain in prison for the remainder of his three to 10 year term.In April 2018, Cosby was convicted of three counts of indecent assault and battery for drugging and sexually assaulting former Temple University basketball coach Andrea Constand in 2004. He was sentenced last fall.At the heart of Cosby’s appeal was the contention that the trial judge’s decision to allow five women to testify to additional, uncharged crimes was prejudicial to his defense.The prosecution strategy to introduce additional alleged victims has tested a still-evolving area of law in a new era of heightened scrutiny of suspected serial sex predators and a nationwide re-evaluation of statute of limitations governing sex crimes prosecutions.Since being used twice against Cosby by prosecutors in Montgomery County, the strategy of petitioning a court to introduce additional witnesses with similar, uncharged sexual assault allegations has cropped up in other high-profile cases.Earlier this year, a New York State Supreme Court judge ruled that three additional accusers can testify to uncharged, alleged crimes in a sexual assault trial against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, which is set to begin in January.State laws prohibit the introduction of uncharged criminal accusations into most court trials, but there’s an exception if the prosecution can convince a judge that there’s an underlying pattern of “prior bad acts,” and in Cosby’s case, there were multiple sexual assault allegations against him.During Cosby’s first trial in 2017 — which led to a hung jury and mistrial — the prosecutors sought 13 “prior bad acts” witnesses and were allowed to present one.In the second trial, the same Pennsylvania trial judge, Steven P. O’Neill, allowed five of 19 women sought by prosecutors to take the stand. Their testimony in sum was devastating, though jurors from the second trial issued a statement crediting Constand’s testimony on the witness stand as the primary factor in their unanimous guilty verdict.“Simply put, we were asked to assess the credibility of Ms. Constand’s account of what happened to her, and each one of us found her account credible and compelling,” the jurors said in a statement at the time. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more