DraftKings launches in Virginia’s mobile betting market

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Online sports betting DraftKings launches in Virginia’s mobile betting market Read the full story on iGB North America. “With our customer-first approach, we hope to be the sportsbook of choice for Virginians who enjoy having skin in the game.” Tags: DraftKings Virginia Lottery Regions: US Virginia DraftKings has become the second sports betting brand to launch in Virginia, with BetMGM securing a license ahead of its own rollout in the state. Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Regulation Online sports betting Sports betting regulationcenter_img It becomes the second sports betting brand to launch in the state, after FanDuel became the first to secure a temporary permit last week. This saw Virginia become the first state to launch sports betting in 2021, just ahead of Michigan.  The launch under a temporary sports betting permit sees Virginia become the twelfth state in which DraftKings’ mobile sportsbook app is live. Kambi, the operator’s outgoing sportsbook technology provider, has been licensed as a supplier in the state. “Just in time for Super Bowl LV, we are thrilled to bring the DraftKings sports betting experience to Virginia with an abundance of betting options for fans,” the operator’s co-founder and chief executive Jason Robins said.  25th January 2021 | By Robin Harrison Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter A third brand is set to follow DraftKings and FanDuel. BetMGM, the joint venture between MGM Resorts and Entain, has also been awarded a permit ahead of its launch.  Email Addresslast_img read more

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Full House expects Q4 earnings growth despite revenue dip

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 25th January 2021 | By Daniel O’Boyle Adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of between $9.3m are $10.0m projected, roughly four times its EBITDA for the same quarter in 2019. Topics: Finance Land-based casino Q4 results 2020 Results 2020 Regions: US The operator expects revenue for the three months to 31 December 2020 to fall between $37.8m and $38.5m. This suggests a decline of up to 3.1% from the fourth quarter of 2019. Full House Resorts expects revenue for the fourth quarter of 2020 fall year-on-year, though earnings are set to grow significantly, as it prepares to significantly expand its planned renovation of its Colorado property. Read the full story on iGB North Americacenter_img Tags: Full House Resorts Email Address Operating profit, however, is expected to finish between $7.1m and $8.0m, compared to a $400,000 operating loss in the prior year. Q4 results 2020 Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Full House expects Q4 earnings growth despite revenue diplast_img read more

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France Rugby World Cup 2023 organisers defend ticket strategy

first_img France Rugby World Cup 2023 organisers defend ticket strategy Rugby World Cup organisers stand by the 2023 ticket strategy, claiming the amount of traffic on the site was the problem, not the platform itself. The website crashing at two separate moments left fans frustrated at missing out on pre-sale tickets.Some 2.3 million more tickets are available for the tournament, after the 300,000 pre-sale tickets sold out within 12 hours. Scheduled to run from 15 March until 5 April, fans registered for the 2023 Family could obtain tickets early than general sale.Available exclusively to registered 2023 Family members, a further 300,000 tickets for the 2023 Rugby World Cup are being released today.Related: Rugby World Cup 2023 ExtendedFans still waiting for general sale tickets have to wait until 5pm GMT on 6 April. Releasing 200,000 tickets for general sale before individual fixture tickets become available in 2022, these tickets will still operate on a first come, first serve basis. Claiming it’s a fairer way to distribute tickets for the tournament than ballots, organisers defended this decision.With 150,000 people connecting at noon on Monday 15 March for the launch of the tickets, the first day of pre-sales established a further 100,000 unique connections over the course of 12 hours. Selling 300,000 tickets inside the first 12 hours, organisers described the success of the strategy. Can’t get to the shops? Download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet. Subscribe to the print edition for magazine delivery to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The website crashed for a total of seven minutes after 250,000 people tried getting tickets LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img “We experienced exceptional numbers for the first day of pre-sales”, said a France 2023 Rugby World Cup spokesperson. “Selling 1000 tickets per minute at the highest peak, this placed a huge demand on our ticketing platform.“Never has the Rugby World Cup generated this level of enthusiasm for the first day of ticket sales. We are very glad to see the public’s reaction to the offer.“Our servers handles this phenomenal demand well. However, it did mean for seven minutes we experienced certain difficulties – between 1:06pm and 1:10pm, and 1:15pm and 1:18pm.“500,000 people signed up to the 2023 family, but unfortunately, some couldn’t obtain tickets. We stand by the decision to use a first-come, first-serve basis, as we believe it’s the fairest way possible.” Claude Atcher, CEO of France 2023, and fellow tournament organisers defend the ticket strategy for the 2023 Rugby World Cup (Getty Images) last_img read more

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Wales win the 2021 Six Nations

first_img Welsh wonders: Adam Beard, Callum Sheedy and Liam Williams celebrate a victory this year (Inpho) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Crucially, they are starting to be comfortable with the all-court game promoted by Pivac and attack coach Stephen Jones. The two guided Scarlets to the Pro14 title in 2017. Now there are signs of that enlightening brand of rugby at national level, with ball-playing forwards as link men or in the wide channels, and an ability to strike rapidly from turnover ball.Twenty tries, an average of four a match, has been the result in this championship. Seven of those have been shared by wings Josh Adams and Louis Rees-Zammit, the latter, at just 20 years of age, probably the sensation of the championship.And then there is centurion George North, shifted from wing to centre in a stroke of inspiration. He’s playing better than ever and many tip him to wear the Lions’ No 13 shirt this summer. He could easily have half a dozen compatriots for company in the Test XV.Serious weapon: centre George North is playing with the zest of old in a new position (Getty Images)Finally, as if they needed an added ingredient, Wales have enjoyed a slice of fortune, at least until things turned against them at Stade de France. Fortune in the form of red cards for their first two opponents, Ireland and Scotland. And fortune in the form of the refereeing blunders that enabled them to steal a march on England.Make no mistake, they are champions because of their quality. Not because of any unexpected gifts. They have shown, as have many before them and many will again, that confidence and momentum can shift in the blink of an eye.Congratulations Wales. In Europe at least, you are now the ones to beat. Wales win the 2021 Six NationsWales are the European champions. Wayne Pivac’s men won the 2021 Guinness Six Nations after France failed to achieve the sizeable victory required to snatch the title from Welsh hands. France lost 27-23 to Scotland tonight after a last-minute try by Duhan van der Merwe.Related content: Scotland beat France in Paris for first time in 22 yearsThe Welsh success is arguably the most startling of the 22 editions of the championship since it became a six-team tournament in 2000.Triumph: head coach Wayne Pivac (Getty Images)Wales came into the tournament on the back of a wretched run and with Pivac’s job under serious threat. They defeated only Georgia and Italy (twice) in 2020, finishing fifth in both the Six Nations and Autumn Nations Cup.It was difficult to take for a nation used to dining at the top table under Warren Gatland. Wales won four titles, including three Grand Slams, during Gatland’s reign from 2007-2019.All that is history now. Pivac is creating his own place in the nation’s affections after this sixth European crown this century for the men from the Principality. But for an agonising last-gasp defeat in Paris last weekend, he would have landed a Grand Slam in only his second campaign.SIX NATIONS TITLESEngland 7Wales 6France 5Ireland 4How has it come to pass? The return of senior players like Ken Owens, Wyn Jones, Taulupe Faletau and Josh Navidi – who were absent last autumn – has been significant. So too the increased squad depth, with Pivac blooding eight new caps at the tail-end of 2020.Led by their remorseless captain Alun Wyn Jones, favourite to be the Lions captain this summer, and with Owens and Justin Tipuric as trusty right-hand men, Wales have shown a indefatigable doggedness unmatched by their rivals.The set-piece problems have been ironed out and the team has flourished under a new defence coach, Gethin Jenkins. Notwithstanding the costly late yellow cards in Paris, Wales have shown a discipline that can only be admired.center_img The Grand Slam may have eluded them but Wales did enough to become worthy Six Nations champions for the sixth time. Rugby World looks at how they achieved it WALES SIX NATIONS RESULTSWales 21-16 IrelandScotland 24-25 WalesWales 40-24 EnglandItaly 7-48 WalesFrance 32-30 WalesCan’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

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Free parking for Donegal team’s Letterkenny homecoming

first_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Facebook The Donegal Senior Football team are touring the County today with the Sam Maguire Cup.The All Ireland Football champions were in Bundoran, Ballyshannon,Mountcharles and Dunkineely earlier and will be in Killybegs,Kilcar, Carrick, Ardara and Ballybofey.The team is significantly behind schedule but will finish up this evening in Letterkenny.All public car parks will be available for parking around the town as well as McGinleys Multi Storey Car Park and the two car Parks at Letterkenny Retail Park.All parking is free of charge.The stage is at the lower part of Oliver Plunkett Road which will be closed off. Cars are encouraged to park in the above car parks and walk to Oliver Plunkett via the Main Street and Courtyard Car Park access road.Traffic management will be carried out by An Gardai. Google+ Free parking for Donegal team’s Letterkenny homecoming RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleGardai warn Donegal fans who are going to homecoming to be vigilantNext articleDonegal IFA welcomes new AEOS scheme for farmers News Highland Google+ WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firecenter_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Twitter Twitter By News Highland – September 25, 2012 News Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApplast_img read more

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Investigations continuing following discovery of woman’s body in Raphoe

first_imgNews Investigations continuing following discovery of woman’s body in Raphoe Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Twitter Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further WhatsApp Investigations are continuing this morning following the discovery of a woman’s body in Raphoe last night.The woman understood to be in her 40s was found in a flat which remains sealed off today.Gardai have preserved the scene pending the arrival of the State Pathologist later today.There are no further details at this stage. Twitter WhatsApp Google+center_img Pinterest By News Highland – July 7, 2017 Previous articleHead of Tourism Ireland says hard border with Northern Ireland is inconceivableNext articleDerry City out of Europa League: Aaron McEneff Reaction News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Facebooklast_img read more

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Joe McHugh TD to be appointed as Minister for Education and Skills

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterest Pinterest Facebook Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Previous articleWater outages reported in InishowenNext articleUpdate: Repairs to burst pipe in Inishowen underway News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A Donegal Deputy is to be appointed as Minister for Education and Skills, subject to Dáil approval next week.A number of Cabinet changes have been made following the resignation of Denis Naughten as Communications Minister on Thursday.Joe McHugh is currently Minister of State at the Department of Culture with responsibility for Gaeilge, Gaeltacht and the Island.He will be formally appointed as Minister of Education and Skills subject to a Dáil vote on Tuesday.The Government Chief Whip says he’ll be able draw on past experience in the sector going forward:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/joeministerweb.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Twitter Google+center_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – October 13, 2018 WhatsApp WhatsApp Joe McHugh TD to be appointed as Minister for Education and Skills Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

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LGBT asylum-seeker stuck in ICE custody for months fears for his life: Lawyer

first_imgdanielfela/iStock(PHILADELPHIA) — Darwin Celinn Garcia Portillo and his partner, Oscar Juarez Hernandez, fled Honduras earlier this year for the United States, hoping that they could find safety from threats against their lives.Instead, Garcia Portillo has been in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody for nearly seven months — his request for parole (administrative release for asylum seekers) denied and his life still at risk due to his identity as a part of the LGBTQ community, according to his lawyer.The 25-year-old and his partner say they decided to escape Honduras along with Garcia Portillo’s younger brother in March. They sought asylum by legally crossing the U.S. border at San Ysidro, in San Diego, an official U.S. port of entry.While his partner was granted asylum, for close to seven months Garcia Portillo has been in ICE custody under the jurisdiction of the New Orleans ICE Field Office – which is under court order to decide parole cases on an individual basis instead of instituting blanket rules. The rate of parole for the field office had dropped from more than 75 percent in 2016 to zero this year, according to a memorandum opinion from Washington, D.C. federal judge James Boasberg granting a preliminary injunction in a class action lawsuit filed by other asylum seekers.On Oct. 22, Garcia Portillo’s request to be released on parole was denied because he was deemed a flight risk. His lawyer says ICE’s decision to keep him detained has jeopardized Garcia Portillo’s life and health.“This [being part of the LGBTQ community] is the basis of his asylum claim, but it also makes him vulnerable in a prison where there aren’t enough guards to keep the inmates from targeting each other,” David Bennion, Garcia Portillo’s lawyer, told ABC News. “And Darwin has been targeted by other detainees who don’t like being locked up with gay people. Darwin, and other LGBT detainees, they can’t go to the bathroom by themselves; they have to take showers together to protect themselves, so they won’t get beaten or raped.”According to Bennion, there was no explanation of why Garcia Portillo was deemed to be a flight risk.“He’s been denied parole, with no justification,” said Bennion. “Clearly he’s not a flight risk. He has a very strong network of support, which is where he’ll go. He’ll join his life partner, who already has asylum.”Hernandez is currently living in Colorado with his sponsors, the Bobb family, who have also legally requested to become both Garcia Portillo and his younger brother’s sponsors.“We are not rich,” Margaret Bobb, one of the sponsors, told ABC News. “We’re retired public school teachers. But we have extra bedrooms in our house because our children are grown. And we have like-minded friends who will jump in and help.”Garcia Portillo’s younger brother, who is a minor, is currently in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Garcia Portillo says he is the sole guardian for his younger brother, and according to Bennion, his little brother cannot be released until a guardian can claim him.Bennion claims Garcia Portillo’s little brother has tried to kill himself twice while in U.S. custody.ABC News reached out to CBP, but they did not immediately respond with comment.According to ICE’s own parole directive, if an asylum seeker passes his credible fear interview, proves his identity, demonstrates he is not a danger to society and shows he is not a flight risk, he should be released on parole while he waits for his asylum hearing.Garcia Portillo passed his credible fear test, has no criminal record, proved his identity and has the Bobb family willing to sponsor him, which is a strong indication that he is not a flight risk, according to his lawyer.Despite Judge Boasberg’s ruling in the class action lawsuit, Garcia Portillo’s lawyer said he believes not much has changed.“ICE doesn’t believe it is bound by court decisions, and the federal courts don’t seem interested in asserting their authority over ICE,” Bennion said.Garcia Portillo’s asylum hearing will take place over a video conference system on Nov. 7, according to Bennion. The judge will be located in Falls Church, Va., while Garcia Portillo and Bennion will be in Louisiana, and the court handling the case files will be in Minnesota.“These agencies are in chaos,” said Bennion. “And it’s politically motivated to make it more confusing for immigrants, so they can be more easily deported.”An ICE spokesperson said the agency “cannot provide information” on Garcia Portillo’s request for parole. Regarding the class action lawsuit, ICE earlier said that it “generally does not comment on pending litigation” but complies “with court orders.”On Wednesday afternoon, the Bobb family, along with advocates, will be holding a press conference outside of Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet’s office in Colorado, hoping to call attention to Garcia Portillo’s case.Garcia Portillo’s lawyer is concerned that since he has been detained for the last seven months, he hasn’t been able to properly gather evidence to make the best possible claim.“It’s just difficult when your client is locked up 1,500 miles away,” said Bennion, who is based out of Philadelphia and taking the case pro bono. “It’s a big risk. And we can’t trust that due process will be protected in this system.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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HR to play vital role in project to tackle bullying

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article HR will play a central role in a £1.8m project to stamp out workplacebullying. Announced by trade and industry secretary Patricia Hewitt last week, theworld’s largest anti-bullying and discrimination project will be led by tradeunion Amicus. Half the project’s funding – almost £1m – will come from the DTI’s StrategicPartnership Fund, which aims to help strengthen employer-employee relationshipsand improve business performance. Rebecca Clake, organisation and resourcing adviser at the CharteredInstitute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), welcomed the new project andsaid HR was crucial to its success. “Personal dignity in the workplace is extremely important. One of themain issues from an employer point of view will be communication. Unless staffrealise who they can turn to if they are experiencing bullying, then many mightnot come forward at all.” Clake said that the project marked an important step in the right direction.”The project sends a positive message that the Government is taking theissue seriously,” she added. Chris Ball, national secretary of Amicus, said: “I’m convinced we’llfind many employers willing to work with us to develop human respect anddignity as the appropriate denominator in all workplace relationships.” Related posts:No related photos. HR to play vital role in project to tackle bullyingOn 30 Mar 2004 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

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Utah State Men’s Basketball Hosts Northern Iowa Wednesday

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Wednesday, Utah State men’s basketball hosts Northern Iowa as part of the annual Mountain West/Missouri Valley Conference Challenge for a 7:00 pm tip-off at the Spectrum.In this challenge, the Aggies are 1-2 all-time, having defeated Missouri State 69-68 and dropping a 62-61 game to Indiana State and a 72-65 decision to Valparaiso.The 5-1 Aggies will be meeting the 3-3 Panthers of Cedar Falls, Iowa for the first time in program history.The 5-1 start is the best for Utah State since the 2013-14 season.Under new head coach Craig Smith, the Aggies have been exemplary on the glass, having out-rebounded all of their opponents this season. They are 7th in rebound margin nationally at +14.1 boards per game.The Aggies have also been magnificent at the foul line, as they are second nationally in free throw shooting at 81.8 percent (117-143).The Aggies’ reserves have outscored opponents 216-90 as well, as they net 36 points per game early on.Utah State’s star is junior guard Sam Merrill, who has scored in double figures in every game this season and averages 22 points per contest, the second-best in the Mountain West.Smith has also made the Aggies a solid second half team as they are 5-0 this season when leading at the half.The Panthers score 73.7 points per game and give up 68.8 points per contest and are paced by freshman guard A.J. Green (18.3 points per game) and junior forward Lincoln Conrey (10 points per game). Tags: A.J. Green/Craig Smith/Indiana State/Lincoln Conrey/Missouri State/Northern Iowa/Spectrum/Utah State Men’s Basketball/Valparaiso Brad James November 27, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah State Men’s Basketball Hosts Northern Iowa Wednesdaylast_img read more

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