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first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The Indiana House and Senate have voted through a repackaged bill that would legalise certain forms of sports betting in the state, with a mobile wagering component restored. Governor Eric Holcomb will now consider signing the bill into law. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: US Indiana Repackaged Indiana sports betting bill heads to Governor The Indiana House and Senate have voted through a repackaged bill that would legalise certain forms of sports betting in the state, with Governor Eric Holcomb to now consider signing the bill into law.House Bill 1015 yesterday (April 24) passed the Senate by a vote of 37-12 and the House by a vote of 59-36. Holcomb’s signature is now all that is required for the bill to come into effect.The bill sets out proposals to allow sports wagering at state casinos, racinos and off-track betting parlours. Betting would be permitted in-person, at licensed venues and on mobile from anywhere inside Indiana’s borders. The mobile component had been removed by the House Public Policy Committee late in March, though the bill’s co-sponsor Senator Jon Ford told that restoring language to permit ombile wagering was crucial to its success.Operators that obtain a licence in the state would face a tax rate of 9.5% on the adjusted gross receipts from sports betting. These taxes would be payable on a monthly basis, with 3.33% of total tax income going towards problem gambling initiatives.Licences to offer sports betting services in Indiana would cost an initial $100,000 (£77,500/€89,700), plus an annual administration fee of $50,000, due one year after obtaining the licence. The bill states that these licences would come into effect from September 1 this year.Betting would be permitted across a range of professional and collegiate sports event, but punters would not be able to wager on esports or amateur athletic contests featuring competitors under the age of 18. Consumers would need to be at least 21 to bet on sports in the state.HB1015 also sets out measures that would permit two riverboat casinos in Gary to relocate onto land, at a cost of $20m each, payable to the Indiana Gaming Commission. A new casino would also be permitted to open in Terre Haute.The passage of HB1015 seemingly spells the end for another bill in the form of SB552, which had been passed to the Senate after passing through the House last week.SB552 is similar to HB1015 in that it sets out a tax rate of 9.5% on sports betting revenue, although licences would be priced much lower at $10,000.The bill also includes a measure whereby the Gary riverboat casino would need to pay a much higher fee of $100m to a move onto land.However, the major measure on which the bills differ is mobile wagering. SB552 had originally included proposals to legalise this form of betting, but language was removed by the House Public Policy Committee and was not added again prior to its passage in the House.Indiana’s legislative session is due to run until April 29.Image: formulanone 25th April 2019 | By contenteditor Legal & compliance Tags: Mobile Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Email Addresslast_img read more

first_imgMumias Sugar Company Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2005 annual report.For more information about Mumias Sugar Company Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mumias Sugar Company Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mumias Sugar Company Limited (  2005 annual report.Company ProfileMumias Sugar Company Limited is the largest sugar manufacturer in Kenya producing about 250 000 metric tonnes (42%) of the estimated 600 000 metric tonnes of annual national output. Its own sugarcane plantations provide up to 7% of its annual output; its primary source of sugarcane is grown by outgrowers with some 400 square kilometers under cultivation Mumias Sugar Company co-generates over 30 megawatts of electricity which is used for its own operations and surplus is sold into the national electricity grid. Mumias Sugar Company also manufacturers about 24 million liters of ethanol annually and 20 million liters of distilled water. The company was founded in 1971 where the government of Kenya was a major shareholder. The initiative was implemented to provide a source of income for poor farmers in the Mumias district, create job opportunities and curb rural-urban migration. Mumias Sugar Company has reduced Kenya’s dependence on imported sugar products and created a self-sustaining sugar production enterprise where outgrower farmers reap the commercial benefits. Mumias Sugar Company Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgNew Mauritius Hotels Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2010 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about New Mauritius Hotels Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the New Mauritius Hotels Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: New Mauritius Hotels Limited (  2010 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileNew Mauritius Hotels Limited indulges in the hospitality sector primarily, where together with the company’s subsidiaries, it operates through four segments; hotel operations, tour operating, airline and inland catering, and property development. Respectively, the hotel operations segment covers operations in Mauritius, Seychelles, and Morocco. The tour operations segment involves activities in Mauritius, France, the United Kingdom, Italia, and South Africa. The flight and inland catering segment caters to operations in Mauritius. The property development segment refers to activities in Morocco and to be started in Mauritius. New Mauritius Hotels Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

first_imgLucara Diamonds Corporation ( listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Lucara Diamonds Corporation ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lucara Diamonds Corporation ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lucara Diamonds Corporation (  2014 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileLucara Diamond Corporation is a diamond exploration and mining company which operates in southern Africa. Its principal asset is the wholly-owned Karowe Mine in Botswana where Lesidi La Rona was found; the world’s second largest gem-quality diamond. Karowe Mine consistently produces large Type IIA stones and has an estimated worth of $US2.2 billion unmined diamonds. Lucara Diamond Corporation also has interests in the Mothae Diamond Project in Lesotho and the Kavango Diamond Project in Namibia. The company was previously known as Bannockburn Resources Limited, but the name was changed to Lucara Diamond Corporation in 2007. Lucara Diamond Corporation is a member of the Lundin Group of Companies with its head office based in Vancouver, Canada.last_img read more

first_imgSouthern Cross Tourist Company Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Southern Cross Tourist Company Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Southern Cross Tourist Company Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Southern Cross Tourist Company Limited (  2019 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileSouthern Cross Tourist Company Limited is a Mauritian company that has activities in the tourism and leisure sector where the company owns and operates hotels in Mauritius. The company manages hotels such as the Preskil Beach Resort at Pointe Jerome, Mahebourg, Astroea Beach at Pointe D’Esny, Mahébourg, and Solana Beach at Belle Mare, Mauritius. Southern Cross Tourist Company Limited is headquartered in Curepipe, Mauritius, and operates as a subsidiary of The Union Sugar Estates Co. Limited. Southern Cross Tourist Company Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

first_imgDelta Corporation Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2021 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Delta Corporation Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Delta Corporation Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Delta Corporation Limited (  2021 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileDelta Corporation Limited manufacturers and markets international and locally-produced beverages in Zimbabwe. It operates in four segments: non-alcoholic beverages, sparkling beverages, lager beers and traditional beers. Brands in its non-alcoholic range are a flavoured maize drink called Shumba Maheu, and a flavoured drinking yoghurt called Supersip Yogurt. The sparkling beverages division operates two bottling plants and one canning plant; bottling and distributing popular cool drink brands sold worldwide by the Coca-Cola Company, a range of drink mixes and an energy drink called Burn. The lager beer division operates two breweries; bottling and distributing international brands such as Castle Lite, Miller’s, Peroni, Redds, Brutal Fruit and Sarita. Delta Corporation Limited has a monopoly in the traditional beer market in Zimbabwe with 14 breweries located across the country; brewing and distributing a well-known sorghum beer brand called Chibuku. Other subsidiaries have interests in transport and logistics, barley and sorghum malting, food processing, packaging, retailing wines and spirits, recycling, tin can production and leadership training. Delta Corporation Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgA National Day of Action for access to abortion drew crowds of supporters in New York City on May 21, 2019.The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear statements upholding or opposing two linked Louisiana abortion rights cases with revised titles: June Medical Services LLC v. Stephen Russo and Russo v. June Medical Services LLC et al.The first case was brought by a Louisiana abortion clinic against state law Act 620, which would require doctors providing abortions in the state to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their practice. An identical law in Texas  had been ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in 2016, Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt.The second case was brought by the state of Louisiana, now represented by interim health secretary Stephen Russo, to defend right-wing Act 620. This suit challenges earlier Supreme Court rulings that protect the right to abortion.In 2019, SCOTUS sent the first case, passed in 2014, back to the notoriously reactionary U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. The Center for Reproductive Rights had appealed, on behalf of Louisiana abortion providers, to keep the law from going into effect until they could file a petition for review. In a 5-4 decision in their favor, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts chose to vote with the four justices who support abortion rights, so the case would return to his court in 2020.As WW wrote in 2019, “Roberts’ vote was not to affirm abortion rights, but a hands-off message to the lower court not to short-circuit the Supreme Court’s power. All it did was maintain the status quo.”Justice Brett Kavanaugh, writing a lone dissent to the ruling, asserted the only way to prove whether the admitting-privileges requirement would impose an undue burden was to let the law go into effect and see what happens. This exposed his true anti-abortion colors, which he had hidden during nomination hearings in 2018. It meant that “some women could be completely denied the choice to terminate a pregnancy and forced to carry the pregnancy to term.” ( WW concluded: “What the ruling ultimately shows is that Roberts is not a born-again pro-choice hero, but a strict defender of the Supreme Court’s prestige and power, which was surely sullied by Kavanaugh’s history of attempted rape of a teen-age girl. Given his dissent, Kavanaugh revealed that he is truly heartless and cruel about women’s health and well-being. Just as the thousands of women who protested against his nomination understood in their bones.”Abortion providers challenged the Louisiana law because severe complications during abortions requiring hospitalization are exceedingly rare — as in practically never.The law’s real purpose is to drive clinics out of business, as happened in Texas, and to restrict access to surgical abortions. If the law stands, two out of three clinics will be forced to close in Louisiana.Second case could overturn legal abortionThe second suit, only recently discussed by the media, is a sneak attack on abortion rights themselves. Filed on Feb. 1, 2019 (Gee v. June Medical Services LLC et al.), it is meant to demolish not just Whole Women’s Health or other cases like Planned Parenthood v. Casey in 1992, but Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court’s 1973 decision establishing the right to legal abortion. Chief Justice Roberts’ seemingly pro-abortion vote in 2019 may have instead been to assert that if any court was going to overturn the 2016 ruling, it should be the Roberts Court — after extended, intensive oral arguments and deliberation. As The Intercept wrote on Feb. 10, the second Louisiana suit against clinics “threatens not only to undo decades of precedent allowing abortion providers to mount legal challenges on behalf of their prospective patients, but also dismantles a century of precedent in other kinds of cases in which plaintiffs similarly seek to vindicate the rights of third parties.” An example in criminal cases is that defendants have been granted standing to assert jurors’ equal protection rights if they were rejected for jury duty based on race.What is “legal precedent”? It is a ruling that establishes a principle which is then used by judicial bodies to decide later cases having similar issues or facts. In this way, a past decision becomes an authority that judges are expected to follow. In Latin it’s the doctrine of “stare decisis.”  The second suit, continues The Intercept, “is the latest salvo in the ongoing effort of anti-abortion lawmakers to erode reproductive rights. Without ever ruling on the constitutionality of any particular abortion restriction, the Supreme Court, by ruling in favor of Louisiana, could make it practically impossible to challenge states’ increasingly draconian and punitive restrictions on abortion and ultimately eviscerate reproductive autonomy.”Supporters reflect seriousness of the conflictThe Center for Reproductive Rights is arguing against both cases,  backed by the American Medical Association, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Bar Association, group of former federal judges and DOJ  officials, seven federal court scholars, 197 members of Congress, attorneys general from 21 states and District of Columbia, reproductive justice and public health advocates, civil rights groups promoting women’s and LGBTQ2+ rights and those of people with disabilities, social science experts, abortion providers, faith leaders and nearly 380 individuals sharing their personal abortion experiences.On the other side, right-wingers of all kinds have massed to defend both Louisiana laws.The March 4 SCOTUS hearing will only provide clues about the final ruling based on the justices’ questions. The final decision will not be revealed until the end of June, when the court issues its most controversial decisions. Because they haven’t been able to win in the court of public opinion, the right-wing has resorted to stealth legal maneuvers in an attempt to abolish the right to abortion. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Grand Champion Crowned 4-H Grand Drive SHARE Six exhibitors finished as Grand and Reserve Grand Champions this evening in the 2017 Indiana State Fair Grand Drive, presented by Farm Credit Mid-America. Hardworking 4-H Members showed livestock of various species, weights, and classes while battling it out in the Indiana Farmers Coliseum during the Indiana State Fair. Categories included Dairy Steer, Meat Goat Wether, Market Lamb, Rabbit Meat Pen, Market Barrow, and Beef Steer.The Grand Champions are as follows:Grand Champion Dairy Steer: Melissa Rudolph, LaPorteGrand Champion Meat Goat Wether:  Ethan Beaman, CassGrand Champion Market Lamb: Lane Slaton, HamiltonGrand Champion Rabbit Meat Pen: Paige Gauck, DecaturGrand Champion Market Barrow: Cody Maxwell, PorterGrand Champion Beef Steer: Remington Brumbaugh, Dekalbcenter_img Previous articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for August 7, 2017Next articleCommentary: Spin or Sincerity? Can a Leopard Change Its Spots? Gary Truitt Grand Champion Crowned 4-H Grand Drive Second place was awarded to the following:Reserve Grand Champion Meat Goat Wether: Elizabeth Michel, WabashReserve Grand Champion Market Lamb: Kendal Rosen, WabashReserve Grand Champion Market Barrow: Cagney Utterback, MadisonReserve Grand Champion Beef Steer: Harper Henney, SteubenNearly $100,000 is raised by the Indiana State Fair Foundation, the Indiana State Fair’s non-profit arm, to provide monetary awards for winners. Top placing 4-H members will be recognized for their hard work at the Celebration of Champions event, held on August 20th at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum. The Celebration of Champions is a gala celebrating achievement, scholarship and hard work. To learn more about donation opportunities available with the Indiana State Fair Foundation, visit By Gary Truitt – Aug 7, 2017 last_img read more

first_img MalaysiaAustraliaQatarAsia – PacificMiddle East – North Africa Media independenceProtecting sources WhistleblowersJudicial harassment Follow the news on Asia – Pacific As well as targeting the journalists, the police have also arrested Mohamad Rayhan Kabir, a Bangladeshi migrant worker turned whistleblower, who spoke openly on camera to Al Jazeera for their story about migrant worker arrests. Kabir is about to be deported. In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival Organisation Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is disturbed by the Malaysian government’s growing harassment of media outlets that don’t toe the official line, including a raid on the Kuala Lumpur bureau of the Qatari TV news broadcaster Al Jazeera on 4 August and a decision to expel two Australian journalists employed by the bureau two days later. Searches Australian Al Jazeera journalists, reporter/senior producer Drew Ambrose (left), cameraman Craig Hansen (center) and producer Jenni Henderson (right), involved in a documentary about the arrests of undocumented migrants, arrive at the Bukit Aman police headquarters in Kuala Lumpur on July 10, 2020. Ambrose and Henderson were formally notified on 6 August that they would be expelled because they made a statement “aimed at damaging Malaysia’s image” (photo: Mohd Rasfan / AFP). Malaysiakini news website editor Steven Gan appeared in court in July on an absurd contempt of court charge prompted solely by comments critical of the judiciary posted by readers, while Tashny Sukumaran, a reporter for Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post daily, has been summoned twice for questioning by police, on 6 May and 1 July. MalaysiaAustraliaQatarAsia – PacificMiddle East – North Africa Media independenceProtecting sources WhistleblowersJudicial harassment RSF_en Receive email alerts “What with intimidation, harassment, violation of the confidentiality of sources and expulsions, the current government’s attitude towards Al Jazeera’s journalists is clearly that of a dictatorial regime and recalls the worst periods in Malaysia’s history,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. Ambrose and Henderson are among seven journalists working at the bureau who are being investigated for sedition, defamation and violating the Communications and Multimedia Act in a report broadcast by Al Jazeera on 3 July about a wave of arrests of migrant workers in the course of efforts to combat the coronavirus epidemic. Help by sharing this information Return to the past News News News June 2, 2021 Find out more “We urge Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s to order the immediate withdrawal of all charges against this TV channel’s journalists, who have just done their jobs by investigating an issue of major public interest. If nothing is done, Malaysia’s ranking in the World Press Freedom Index is likely to plummet.” The two journalists, Drew Ambrose and Jenni Henderson, were formally notified yesterday that their work visas were not being renewed. Immigration director-general Khairul Dzaimee Daud said Al Jazeera had broadcast statements that were “inaccurate and aimed at damaging Malaysia’s image.” The seven journalists, who were summoned for questioning on 10 July, are also the targets of online hate campaigns and death threats that are being orchestrated by pro-government trolls. After a change of government through the polls in May 2018, the first in modern Malaysia’s history, the overall environment for journalists improved dramatically. But, since the fall of Mahathir Mohamad’s reformist government in February and his replacement as prime minister by Muhyiddin Yassin, press freedom violations have increased alarmingly, triggering fears of a return to the past. August 7, 2020 RSF denounces Malaysia’s harassment of Al Jazeera journalists to go further June 10, 2021 Find out more Malaysia is ranked 101st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. June 7, 2021 Find out more As part of this investigation, the police searched Al Jazeera’s bureau on 4 August, seizing two computers. The police also raided Astro Satellite TV and Unifi Internet TV,  two Malaysian TV operators that retransmit Al Jazeera. News Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom last_img read more