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In Many States, Legalizing Sports Betting Hinges on Tribes

first_imgST. PAUL, Minn. — Native American tribes have emerged as key players in the legislative debates over whether states should legalize sports betting, with some opposing the idea because it could threaten their casinos and others supporting legalization only if they retain a monopoly.In many states, tribes are fighting sports betting or taking a go-slow approach because they worry it might force them to reopen decades-old agreements that give them exclusive rights to operate casinos and offer certain forms of gambling.“The tribes have a major-league seat at the table,” said Bill Pascrell III, a lobbyist for gambling interests seeking legalized sports betting across the country.Six states have joined Nevada in allowing sports gambling since a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year opened the door to its expansion. Legalization is being considered in more than 20 others.In Minnesota, a bill seeking to legalize sports betting cleared its first hurdle earlier this year, passing a committee in the state Senate. But that’s likely to be as far as the measure goes, in large part because the state’s politically potent tribes oppose it.Gambling “is the only successful economic development tool the tribes have ever had,” John McCarthy, executive director of the Minnesota Indian Gaming Association, told the committee.The tribes, which operate 21 casinos and have given millions in campaign donations, are especially concerned about allowing sports betting on mobile devices, which they fear could invite wider internet gambling that could threaten their casinos.In Texas, the only sports betting bill is almost certain to die. It was introduced by a Democrat, the minority party, in a state where casino operators from neighboring Oklahoma and Louisiana have donated millions to keep gambling out. Two Oklahoma tribes, the Chickasaw and Choctaw nations, have given more than $5 million to Texas officeholders and candidates since 2006.Sports betting measures introduced in Arizona and Washington state are also considered longshots, mostly because of tribal ambivalence or opposition.In some states where tribal gambling is prevalent, sports betting bills have not been introduced at all. That’s the case in Oklahoma, as well as California and Florida, which are home to politically influential tribes that have been cool to the idea.But elsewhere, casino-operating tribes are the ones leading the legalization efforts.The Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribes have exclusive rights to casino gambling in Connecticut and are working with the governor’s office to add sportsbooks. Two tribal casinos in New Mexico began running sportsbooks after the Supreme Court decision, even though the tribes never received explicit permission from the state.In North Carolina, a bill pushed by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians would allow the tribe to offer betting on sports and horse races at its casino near Great Smoky Mountains National Park, without forcing it to make any substantial concessions.Conservative religious groups have warned about the dangers of more gambling, but the legislation has so far sailed through committees in the state Senate. The tribe is one of the state’s top political contributors.The bill’s sponsor, Republican Sen. Jim Davis, lauded the tribe for bringing jobs to an otherwise distressed portion of western North Carolina.“They’ve been incredibly good stewards of the revenue, and it’s transforming that community,” he said.Like other powerful interest groups, tribes ensure they have access to lawmakers and governors through political contributions. Tribal governments have contributed more than $114 million to state-level candidates and political committees over the past decade, according to an Associated Press analysis of data compiled by the National Institute on Money in Politics.In some states, including California, allowing sports betting would probably require a constitutional amendment. That and tribal reluctance means the NBA’s Sacramento Kings will have to wait longer, perhaps indefinitely, to allow gambling in a suite the team dedicated for that purpose inside the Golden 1 Center arena.Arizona is the rare example of a state where tribes are the key players in the legalization debate but are on opposite sides.The Navajo Nation is pushing for a measure that would give tribes the exclusive right to operate sports betting off their reservations in exchange for sharing winnings with the state. Tribes could put betting kiosks in non-tribal bars and private clubs.But other Arizona tribes oppose the legislation, saying it could hurt existing casinos on reservations.Lawmakers in many states are not eager to push the issue without support from tribes, said Hilary Tompkins, a former solicitor with the Department of the Interior, which oversees the Bureau of Indian Affairs.“It’s not worth the pain of engaging in a fight with the tribes in their states,” Tompkins said. If states “open the door to non-tribal sports betting, the tribes are going to say, ‘We’re going to reduce our revenue to you.’ And that could end up in court.”Minnesota state Sen. Roger Chamberlain, chairman of the tax committee that passed this year’s sports betting bill, acknowledged that it will be virtually impossible for the measure to succeed without backing from the tribes.“They’ve got momentum and are telling folks they don’t want it to go anywhere,” he said. “I think that’s a little unfair, but we’re willing to talk with them and protect their interests.”By: Steve Karnowski and Geoff Mulvihill, Associated PressTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Premier League: Tottenham inaugurates new stadium with 2-0 win over Crystal Palace

first_img Reuters LondonApril 4, 2019UPDATED: April 4, 2019 12:27 IST Tottenham marked their homecoming with a historic 2-0 win over Crystal Palace (@SpursOfficial)HIGHLIGHTSTottenham Hotspur defeated Crystal Palace with a 2-0 win at their brand new stadiumSon broke the deadlock of several missed chances to secure the win for TottenhamThe Spurs are now back in the third spot in the premier LeagueTottenham Hotspur marked their long-awaited homecoming with a vital 2-0 win over Crystal Palace in the first Premier League game at their new stadium on Wednesday to revive their faltering top-four hopes.It was hardly a classic to mark the official opening of the spectacular 62,062-seat stadium, but second-half goals by Son Heung-min and Christian Eriksen ensured the London club began a new era with a win to move back above Arsenal into third place.”It’s just amazing. What an unbelievable stadium. The noise was just so loud,” South Korean Son, whose 12th league goal of the season came in front of the stadium’s steepling 17,500-seat single tier South Stand, told Sky Sports.”To score the first goal at this stadium. White Hart Lane is our history but the new stadium… I can’t believe it.”That feeling when you write your name into Spurs folklore…#SpursAreHome #COYS pic.twitter.com/726JR1niAZTottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) April 3, 2019Having moved out of their historic old stadium in May 2017, Tottenham have lodged at Wembley for nearly two seasons after building issues caused a six-month delay to their new arena.After a couple of test events the official opening was marked by a pre-match ceremony involving a brass band, a school choir and fireworks illuminating the golden cockerel sitting proudly on top of the South Stand.Tottenham’s worst slump in Mauricio Pochettino’s five years in charge – one point from five games – had seen his side’s outside shot at the title replaced by the fear of being swallowed by the chasing pack in the race for a top-four spot.advertisementAfter failing to get an early breakthrough the anxiety began to show, with Eriksen and Danny Rose both failing to capitalise on chances while Harry Kane had a free kick deflected wide.It was left to Son, Tottenham’s often unsung hero, to break the deadlock and etch his name into the club’s history books.”I’m the happiest guy in the world!”Sonny on scoring the first ever Premier League goal at our new home.#SpursAreHome #COYS pic.twitter.com/RKyDf2MRKhTottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) April 3, 2019Eriksen did well to win back possession and play in Son on the right and the striker then cut in before firing goalwards – his shot diverting wickedly off Palace skipper Luka Milivojevic to wrong-foot keeper Vicente Guaita.With Tottenham’s fans finally creating the atmosphere the occasion merited, Kane blazed over before his stumbling run into the area ended with Eriksen sweeping home from close range.Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris made two superb late saves to spare the fans a nail-biting finale and send them inside to christen the stadium’s array of swanky new bars with a crucial win to celebrate.Victory lifted Spurs back into third spot having been overtaken by local rivals Arsenal at the weekend.They have 64 points from 32 games with neighbours Arsenal, having played a game less, on 63 along with Chelsea, who beat Brighton & Hove Albion 3-0, while Manchester United are on 61 in the race for Champions League spots.Also Read | Atletico Madrid defeat 2-0 with late goals from Godin and GriezmannAlso Read | AFC Olympic Qualifiers: India women sail past Indonesia with 2-0 winAlso Watch | Australia should pick David Warner for the 2019 ICC World Cup: VVS LaxmanFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byRoshni Tags :Follow FootballFollow TottenhamFollow Crystal PalaceFollow Premier league Premier League: Tottenham inaugurates new stadium with 2-0 win over Crystal PalaceTottenham secured a historic 2-0 win over Crystal Palace at their new stadium and climbed back to the third spot on the Premier League.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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The 5 Best Sous Vide Machines to Shop from $35 to $500

first_img 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now Editors’ Recommendations How to Cook Rice Perfectly Every Time The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Now What is Sous Vide Cooking? Here’s What You Need to Know You’ve probably heard of the latest cooking trend of boiling all your food in plastic bags submerged in water, aka sous vide (pronounced su-veed). If you haven’t, educate yourself here because it’s cool and also delish, healthy, and simple.Once it’s time to try your first perfectly-boiled steak, cheesecake, or salmon (Charlie from It’s Always Sunny would be freaking out with excitement to boil some jelly beans), pick one of these five best sous vide machines ranging in price from single-man’s counter topper to full-family meal beast.Before you sous: Grab large ziplock bags (you don’t need vacuum sealed fanciness, but they will work better), because most machines won’t come with them.Sous Vide Supreme Promo Pack – $500Everything you need to sous vide all day, this Supreme Promo Pack from Crate and Barrel includes an 11-liter water oven, touch-activated vacuum sealer and BPA-free cooking pouches (plus a recipe book). Save time you’d spend gathering bins, bags, and a handheld cooker and make cooking even easier. Unlike handheld precision cookers often used to sous vide, this water oven uses an energy-efficient design that creates self-contained radiating heat to keep the water temperature even without the need for a circulation motor. Top of the line, because the perfect steak is so worth the startup cost.Shop NowTribest Sousvant Sous Vide Water Oven – $300Promising “restaurant results,” this upper-middle-grade sous vide machine has a clear and removable carafe that is easy to fill with water and lets you monitor your ribs and veggies as they cook (trust us, a clear container is best). Temperature controls are precise and the digital display is user-friendly. All in all, easy to use, powerful, and intuitive.Shop NowSous Vide Digital Precision Cooker with 360° Immersion Circulator -$91But wait, where’s the rest of the machine? Get your sous vide on with a simple handheld cooker that can be attached to a big stainless steel pot you already own. This tool circulates heated water and produces steam to cook your submerged food. Set your desired temperature and the water shouldn’t ever go over, meaning neither will the internal temperature of the food, even if you accidentally leave the bags boiling too long.Shop NowVonShef 8-Quart Sous Vide – $86If you’re a single guy prone to overcooking dinner until it’s dry and burnt, this 8-quart sous vide machine is your new best friend (also, you’re clearly not reading enough of The Manual). Able to hold about six vacuum-sealed bags, this sous vide machine just needs you to throw in some meat and veggies for you and your date and voila!. (Cooking is sexy, especially if it tastes good.) Trust in the VonShef without giving up all your counter space. Let’s be real, you might not use this every day and that’s alright.Shop NowAvalon Bay Sous Vide Cooker – $36If you’re just cooking a burger or two, go minimal and grab this Avalon Bay thermal immersion circulator that you can either sling on a small pot or pair with a rubber commercial container ($10) and (if you really want to be fancy and evenly cook your food) a stainless steel sous vide rack ($27). Keep in mind, this cooker has 800 watts and only ranges from 104 degree to 194 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s bare bones but gives you a taste of sous vide. You can always upgrade to the big kahunas above.Shop Now The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now last_img read more

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Prime Minister Commends Jamaica Stock Exchange

first_imgPrime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has lauded the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) for being declared the Best Performing Stock Market globally in 2018 by Bloomberg Businessweek.This was highlighted in a January 18 article, titled, ‘Welcome to Jamaica: Home of the World’s Best Performing Stock Market’.Speaking at the JSE’s just-concluded 14th Regional Investments and Capital Markets conference at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston, Mr. Holness said this performance “reflects the buoyancy and growing confidence in the Jamaican economy”.Additionally, he said the JSE “continues to send the signal that our investment community has the appetite, but, more importantly, it has the cash to invest”.“I am particularly happy when Jamaica is recognised for its business enterprise. That kind of publicity is absolutely important in portraying our country as a place where serious business is taking place,” the Prime Minister said.Mr. Holness pointed out that the JSE has similarly distinguished itself globally in the past, having done so in 2015 and in the early 1990s, and expressed the hope that this prominence will redound to Jamaica’s benefit in the future.“Hopefully, we will see more delegations of investors coming to Jamaica to see what we are doing, and carrying the news even farther afield, so that more investments can come into our country,” he said.The 14th JSE Regional Investments and Capital Markets Conference was held from January 22 to 24 under the theme, ‘Expanding Our Borders: Securing Our Future’.last_img read more

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Spousal sponsorship process now moving faster immigration minister

first_imgOTTAWA – Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen says the government has met its goal of shortening wait times for those hoping to sponsor their spouse from abroad.Hussen says the backlog of applications now sits at 15,000, down from 75,000 in 2016.Processing times are 12 months for those who filed an application prior to December 2016, while applications after that date take about 26 months.The Liberals had made family reunification programs an immigration priority upon coming to office in 2015 and have been gradually increasing the number of newcomers admitted in those programs since.In 2018, admissions are projected to hit about 66,000.Hussen says the government understands how important it is to reunite couples and it also makes for a stronger country.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version said applications before December 2016 take 26 months.last_img read more

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Montreal man on trial for murder of wife with Alzheimers testifies about

first_imgMONTREAL — A Quebec man on trial for the death of his ailing wife has told jurors he suffocated her with a pillow to end her suffering.Michel Cadotte says he arrived to visit his wife on Feb. 20, 2017 — a Monday — after friction with his family led him to spend the weekend drinking.He says he had barely slept and was not feeling himself when he got to the long-term care facility where Jocelyne Lizotte was living.Cadotte says it saddened him to see Lizotte with her neck bent, sitting in a geriatric chair without a specialized head rest. He says he struggled to feed her lunch that day and gave her several pieces of chocolate, crying as he did it.As she fell asleep, Cadotte put Lizotte in her bed. He says he struggled to place a pillow under his wife’s head. He says he can’t explain what happened, but after a couple of attempts, he placed the pillow over her face and smothered her.“She was suffering too much,” Cadotte testified. “I didn’t want her to suffer anymore. I was suffering for her.”He is charged in the death of Lizotte, 60, who was in the late stages of Alzheimer’s disease that had left her unable to care for herself and detached from reality.Cadotte’s defence lawyers are drawing attention to his state of mind at the time of her death, which they say doesn’t support the second-degree murder charge brought against their client.One year before her killing, Cadotte had sought a medically assisted death for Lizotte but was told she didn’t qualify. The trial has heard he admitted to the head nurse and several relatives that he had taken Lizotte’s life.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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PUNK BAND PUP IS GETTING BIGGER AND NONE OF THEM ARE TAKING

first_imgFrom left, Nestor Chumak, Stefan Babcock, Steve Sladkowski and Zach Mykula of PUP will play their biggest hometown show to date at Echo Beach on July 21. RICK MADONIK / TORONTO STAR Twitter Advertisement A stupidly catchy and thoroughly good-humoured collection of shout-along anthems about lead singer/guitarist Stefan Babcock’s running battle with depression, the album is like a big, warm hug from a close friend who’s finally lured you out of your darkened apartment after three days in bed telling you you’re not alone, you’re not the first person to be sad and you will get through this — but also that, from time to time, you need to get over yourself and think about why you’re always so miserable. Advertisement Login/Register With:center_img Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment To call PUP a “relevant distraction” is, admittedly, selling the boisterous Toronto punk quartet a bit short, but it’s a nice turn of phrase nonetheless.Drummer Zack Mykula has hit upon a succinct way of summarizing the band’s growing popular appeal — PUP plays the biggest hometown show of its career at the 5,000-capacity Echo Beach on Sunday, July 21 — as it pertains to this year’s celebrated Morbid Stuff LP, in any case. Facebooklast_img read more

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Markets update

On the markets at 10:00 a.m. (ET):In Toronto, the S&P/TSX composite index was up 29.46 points to 15,734.46.The Dow Jones industrial average was up 47.77 points to 22,605.37.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was up 2.23 points to 2,531.35.The Nasdaq composite index was up 11.44 points to 6,528.16.The Canadian dollar was trading at 79.97 cents US, unchanged from Monday’s average price of 79.97 cents US.

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UNICEF hails International Criminal Court arrest of suspect in child conscription

“It is important to protect children from being recruited and used in armed conflict,” UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman said, reacting to Friday’s arrest of Thomas Lubanga by ICC.“Wars must never be fought by children. Whether children are forcibly recruited, join armed groups in order to escape poverty or hunger, or enlist to actively support a cause, the first loss is their childhood,” she said.UNICEF estimates that at any given time, up to 300,000 children globally are being used in armed groups and forces in a variety of roles, including as combatants, cooks, porters, messengers, spies and for sexual purposes.Mr. Lubanga, a Congolese national and alleged founder and leader of the Union des Patriotes Congolais, was arrested in Kinshasa on Friday and transferred to the ICC in The Hague as part of the judicial proceedings under the Rome Statute, which makes the conscription, enlistment or use of children under 15 in hostilities by national armed forces or armed groups a war crime.He is the first person to be arrested and transferred to the ICC since the Rome Statute took effect in 2002. read more

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Bell supports Mozambique coal industry with new Tete service centre

first_imgSouth African heavy equipment manufacturer and distributor, Bell Equipment has opened a Customer Service Centre in the northern Mozambique region of Tete to ensure strong reliable support of the region’s existing and growing Bell customer base as well as further strengthen Bell’s network in Southern Africa. Managing Director of Bell Mozambique, John Ferguson said: “Bell Tete is strategically placed to serve the Nacala Corridor spatial development initiative and the Beira rail and harbour link. We see huge potential in the region and opening a facility in Tete not only brings our support base as close as possible to our customer base but also complements our existing operations in Malawi, Beira and Nacala where we have relocated services resources and plan to open an additional Customer Service Centre in the near future.”Mike Quin has been appointed as Branch Manager of Bell Equipment Tete and added: “Currently we have over 100 machines operating in the Tete region. Essentially all our machines in the region are used in mining operations where downtime is critical and good support is essential.” The Tete region has the second largest reserves of coking coal in the world and has attracted the interest of several international mining giants. Infrastructure projects should commence at the end of 2012 / beginning of 2013 with coal production ramping up from 2015 onwards to become as big, if not bigger than the Witbank / Middelburg coal region in South Africa.Bell has invested substantially into their Tete Customer Service Centre including tooling, parts stock and human resources. The facility consists of 800 m2 of office and workshop space and is ideally located 3 km down Zambia Road, off the main road to Moatize. Importantly visibility from the road and accessibility is good. Fergusonadds: “Bell machines are fined-tuned for African conditions and well suited for open-cast mining and associated infrastructure projects. As a proudly African company we have a good understanding of customer needs in Africa. Our main focus will be on customer support because we believe Bell’s strong customer support will be a competitive advantage in this remote region. To ensure a high standard of support Bell Tete has a direct line to the Bell Global Logistics Centre in Johannesburg and receives a weekly delivery of parts. SA Airlink is used to get urgent parts overnight.”last_img read more

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VIDEO Unbeatable Nikola Karabatic match winner against Flensburg

Nikola Karabatic had leading role in another PSG Handball win at VELUX EHF Champions League. The French champions had tough challenge against German SG Flensburg Handewitt, but the World’s Best Player 2014 and 2015 by Handball-Planet.com, was eager to show his best handball on come-back after injury.He is choosen in EHF CL Best 7 of Round 4.Take a look how it looks… ← Previous Story Bertus Servaas about Janc: We want him, but it won’t be easy Next Story → Men’s EHF Cup Round 3 draw – Berlin in Slovenia Nikola Karabatic

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Google may bring back Realtime Search but will Google updates replace tweets

first_imgGoogle released Google Realtime Search back in December of 2009. Realtime Search provided Google users with real-time data from social media sites like Twitter, and Facebook whenever you entered a search query.It was especially useful when there were major world events in the news that had Twitter overflowing with links and people commenting on the event. You could watch the tweets scroll by on your Google homepage and stay up to speed. However, Google removed Realtime Search in July after the company couldn’t form an agreement with Twitter, making the feed Twitter-less and much more boring.But that was back before Google+ was around. The search feature was disabled at the launch of Google+ to many people’s dismay. Google’s Amit Singhal told Mashable that Google took Realtime Search down because the “value the product was providing was not enough.” He added that the Google Search team is working on bringing the product back and that they were experimenting with adding data from Google+.Google+ now has 25 million users, meaning Google can hypothetically fill the Realtime Search feed with content from Google+ users. However, if Google still doesn’t make an agreement to have access to the source of Twitter’s real-time tweets, the product could still be lacking, even with all of Google+’s content.Though Google+ has a ton of users, it’s just not used the same way that Twitter is — at least for right now. People are still using Twitter primarily to post links, talk about news, and share what they just had for lunch while Google+ is on the backburner for most people.People know that they can go to Twitter to find celebrities, brands, and verified accounts. That being said, Google+ has these things too, to some extent, but people are still going to Twitter first to find out what Ashton has to say or to see the latest breaking news from reporters in the Middle East.Also, as of right now, there’s no search feature in Google+ like there is in Twitter, but Singhal said Google is currently working on adding that to its new baby.We’re hoping that Google will make nice with Twitter so that we can see both tweets and Google+ posts coexist peacefully in our Realtime Search.via Mashablelast_img read more

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27 tonnes de carcasses de requins saisies aux Iles Marshall

first_img27 tonnes de carcasses de requins saisies aux Iles MarshallUn navire nippon a été arrêté par les autorités des îles Marshall avec 27 tonnes de carcasses de requins. Une première amende tombe pour sanctionner le trafic de requins et de leurs ailerons.Pas moins de 27 tonnes de carcasses de requins et 680 kilogrammes d’ailerons : c’est ce que les autorités marshallaises ont saisi à bord d’un bateau japonais qui naviguait dans ses eaux. La cargaison saisie, le capitaine a reçu une amende de près de 93.000 euros pour avoir violé l’interdiction de la pêche au requin. “L’amende a été calculée en fonction de la valeur de la saisie effectuée”, précise Marcella Tarkwon, qui travaille au sein de l’Autorité des ressources marines des Marshall.À lire aussiUn requin mako filmé en pleine attaque par une caméra embarquée (Vidéo)Or, c’est une première dans la lutte contre la pêche aux requins : jusqu’ici aucune amende basée sur le moratoire sur le commerce des produits des requins, entré en vigueur l’année dernière, n’avait encore été infligée. Ces derniers jours, des dizaines de thoniers pêchant légalement dans les eaux marshallaises ont ainsi fait l’objet d’inspections afin de vérifier qu’ils ne profitaient pas de leur présence dans le sanctuaire pour remonter des requins.Malgré les nombreuses interdictions de vente de soupes d’ailerons de requins et la création de zones protégées, plus de 70 millions de requins sont encore tués chaque année. Pourtant, une étude vient tout juste de révéler que ce mets apprécié dans la cuisine asiatique pourrait en fait présenter un risque pour le cerveau du consommateur. De quoi couper l’appétit plutôt que l’aileron… Le 29 février 2012 à 09:37 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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New Year calls for Reflection and Introspection says Hon Washy

first_img#MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, December 28, 2016 –  Former PNP Leader, former Chief Minister and PNP Opposition Leader in the House of Assembly, Hon Charles Washington Misick has issued statement on the holiday season, reminding that it is a time and opportunity of great reflection and introspection.  The all island elected member said, and I quote… “ Reflect on the events of the last twelve months and how it has shaped the lives of us all.  In that regard we have much to be thankful for as our beloved Turks and Caicos continues to prosper, and be peaceful albeit new concerns about increased crime.   Introspective as we look-back over our own behaviour and actions to discover consistencies and contradictions regarding our calling to ‘Love mercy and do justly’ and to walk in humility before our God.”  Hon Misick expounds by saying that , “as we face a new year,  we will continue to experience triumphs and despair at the personal and national level, and that in it, we must resolve to summon the courage to face these, girded in the faith of our fathers pledging our commitment first to God and our loyalty to country above self and all others.”   You can read the full message at MagneticMediaTV.com. Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

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Jose laments about injuryprone United

first_imgJose Mourinho moaned about Manchester United’s lack of physicality and blamed most of the injury-prone players.The Red Devils were annihilated by leaders Liverpool in a 3-1 defeat at Anfield meaning they are 19 points behind their arch-rivals and 11 points off the top four after just 17 games.Speaking in his post-match press conference, United manager Mourinho was brutally honest about which qualities his side are lacking, and used Liverpool’s physicality and energy as an example of what to aim for.26 – Manchester United have picked up 26 points after their first 17 Premier League games; their worst points haul in the top-flight at this stage since 1990-91 (also 26 points). Dip. pic.twitter.com/FI2avHKq1D— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 16, 2018harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“First of all, we have lots of problems related to physicality,” the United boss told Sky. “We have lots of players that I could consider ‘injury-prone’, because some of our players are always injured. And it’s not with me, it was before me.“If you look to the stats with Mr.Van Gaal, and before him with David [Moyes], that period there were players that were permanently injured. When you are permanently injured, physicality is difficult to get. Then there are qualities that a player has, and doesn’t have, you cannot improve and cannot make them have.“I give you an example; Robertson, Mane, Salah, Wijnaldum, Keita, Fabinho, they are physical players. On top of that, they are good players technically.“I also have lots of good players technically, but we don’t have lots of players with that intensity, with that physicality. So when the game has high levels of intensity, it is difficult for us.”last_img read more

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FTSE 350 defined benefit pension deficit falls to £73bn

first_imgThe accounting deficit for FTSE 350 defined benefit (DB) pension schemes has decreased by £3 billion, from £76 billion at the end of December 2017 to £73 billion at the end of January 2018, according to research by Mercer.Its research, which analyses pension deficits calculated using the approach organisations have to adopt for their corporate accounts, also found that the accounting deficit for DB pension schemes fell by 9% between January and December 2017, from £84 billion to £76 billion.Liability values decreased by £13 billion at the end of January 2018, falling to £844 billion compared to £857 billion at the end of December 2017. Asset values also fell by £10 billion to £771 billion at the end of January 2018.Alan Baker (pictured), partner and chair of the DB policy group at Mercer, said: “This is a really meaningful reduction in the pensions gap in just one month and should be considered as positive news for UK businesses, coming on top of an £8 billion decline last year.“However, the fall in asset values was also significant and is an important reminder for individual schemes to consider the level of risk they are running. Trustees and sponsors need to understand their ability to cope with future market volatility, including shocks, and ensure they have clear plans and mitigations in place to protect them from any downside.”last_img read more

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Video shows 2 in strongarmed robbery at SW MiamiDade Family Dollar

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are seeking the public’s help in locating two men responsible for a strong-armed robbery outside of a store in Southwest Miami-Dade.Surveillance video captured the subjects walking toward the front of the Family Dollar along Quail Roost Drive, near Southwest 117th Avenue, April 7.According to Miami-Dade Police, the duo picked up bedsheets and comforters from the store shelves and left without paying.The footage shows a woman who works at the store trying to stop the thieves. She is seen struggling over the merchandise with one of the men.Police said the robbers fled on foot with the items.The employee was not injured.If you have any information on this robbery or the men’s whereabouts, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Western Alaska still has states highest rate of reported felony sex crimes

first_imgFrom the Crime in Alaska Supplemental Report on felony level sex offenses (Alaska Department of Public Safety)Western Alaska has had the highest reported rate of felony level sex offenses in the state for the past three years, according to the Alaska Department of Public Safety.Listen nowThe recently released 2017 Felony Level Sex Offence Supplemental Report compiles law enforcement data from around Alaska. It aims to provide a clearer picture of sexual violence. This is the third year the state has published its findings.The western region includes Bristol Bay and is comprised coastal areas from the Aleutian Islands to the Northwest Arctic Borough. The department’s data shows the rate of reported felony sex offenses in these areas is more than twice the statewide rate.The most common victim age in Western Alaska was 13, two years younger than most common victim statewide. In 259 of the 321 offenses reported in the region, the victims were Alaska Native.While the report presents statistics, it does not provide explanations for the patterns it describes.“I think that the report exists to help folks sort of understand what the reality is on the ground for folks in many of these areas, but it doesn’t answer the questions of why their rates are what they are,” DPS communications director Jonathan Taylor explained. “This perhaps serves as a starting point to start conversations and investigation and research into why these rates are what they are in different areas of the state.”(Alaska Department of Public Safety)Across Alaska, the department found that the number of incidents decreased by 4 percent over the last year. However, the number of victims increased by more than a quarter. More detailed reporting by law enforcement agencies could contribute to the apparent increase in victims. Taylor said agencies that in previous years only submitted the number of incidents reported may now be specifying how many victims were involved in each case.Most incidents reported across the state occurred in a home and most did not involve a weapon. In more than 97 percent of cases the victim knew the suspect.If you or a person you know is a victim of sexual violence, help is available. If you are in immediate danger, call 9-1-1. In Bristol Bay, SAFE provides shelter and advocacy for victims of sexual and domestic violence. You can contact them at 907-842-2320 or 1-800-478-2316. To report child abuse, contact the Office of Children’s Services at 1-800-478-4444.last_img read more

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Indian forces lock down Kashmir

first_imgA demonstrator wearing a Guy Fawkes mask throws a stone towards the Indian police (not pictured) during a protest after Friday prayers, in Srinagar on 14 December 2018. — Photo: ReutersIndian police detained separatist leaders in the disputed Kashmir region on Monday and sealed off roads in an effort to stifle protests against the killing of civilians on the weekend.Unrest has intensified over recent weeks in the Muslim-majority region at the heart of decades of hostility between India and Pakistan, and seven civilians were killed on Saturday when security forces opened fire at a protest over the killing of three militants.Separatists leaders Mohammad Yasin Malik and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said they were detained as they marched toward an army headquarters in Kashmir’s main city of Srinagar. Another leader, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, was under house arrest, police said.“Indian troops are killing Kashmiris,” Malik told reporters as police in riot gear took him away in a white vehicle. “For the last many years they are on a killing spree.”A senior police official, who declined to be identified, said Malik and Farooq would be released “once the situation stabilizes”.A spokesman for India’s Ministry of Home Affairs in New Delhi said he had no comment.Police and para-military forces put up barricades in various parts of Srinagar, including on roads leading to the army headquarters, and were patrolling in force.The army warned the population against being used to make trouble.“Army advises people not to fall prey to such designs of anti-national forces,” the army said in a statement late on Sunday.“It’s an attempt to pit the civilian population against the security forces”.One soldier was killed in the Saturday violence.‘DIALOGUE, NOT VIOLENCE’Shops, government offices and banks were closed in Srinagar and a nearby district and traffic was off the roads. Authorities have also shut down mobile internet and train services.Pakistan, which like India, claims Kashmir in full but rules it in part, condemned the Saturday killings.“Only dialogue and not violence and killings will resolve this conflict,” Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said, adding that his country would raise India’s “human rights violations” at the United Nations.Hindu-majority India accuses Pakistan of training and arming separatist militants operating in Kashmir.Pakistan denies that saying it only offers political support to the people of the Muslim region who are being denied their rights by India’s security forces.sIndian forces say they have killed 242 militants this year in the region, while 101 civilians and 82 members of the security forces have been killed, making it the bloodiest year in more than a decade.Meenakshi Ganguly, South Asia director at Human Rights Watch, said Indian authorities should investigate and prosecute those responsible for “indiscriminate use of force”.“Security forces are aware that villagers gather, protest during gunfights with Kashmir militants and have responsibility to ensure civilians are not at risk,” she said in a tweet.last_img read more

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Dangerous Driving Is an Imperfect Burnout Successor

first_img Trade In Your Nintendo Switch For a Better Battery (With a Catch)Get Used to ‘Fortnite’s’ Powerful Mech Suits Despite throwing us a bone with last year’s Burnout Paradise Remastered, EA has all but abandoned its over-the-top racing franchise. Thankfully, we have Three Fields Entertainment who is more than willing to give Burnout fans what they want. Comprised of former Burnout developers, Three Fields tested the waters with the Danger Zone series. Those were decent, but only featured its take on crash mode. Now we have the full Burnout-esque experience with Dangerous Driving. Though Dangerous Driving pales in comparison its obvious inspiration, it’s the closest thing we’ll get to a revival.If you loved Burnout 3: Takedown then you’ll feel right at home here. Dangerous Driving offers players a multitude of different racing modes. These include standard races, time attack, road rage, pursuit, face off, and elimination. Though you have different objectives in each category, all races involve you driving at ludicrous speeds and crashing into every opponent before you. Like Burnout, Dangerous Driving is a full-on arcade racer where you’ll rarely (if ever) take your finger off the accelerator. If you want a realistic driving experience then look elsewhere.Playing Dangerous Driving really does take you back to the days of Burnout 3 and Burnout Revenge. It’s actually somewhat jarring after coming off of the open world Burnout Paradise. The tracks are simple and straightforward. They’re mostly comprised of highways or rural roads. The name Dangerous Driving is fitting since you’ll oftentimes avoid crashing into oncoming traffic by the skin of your teeth. However, if you want to maintain boost then you’ll have no choice but to risk it all. You gain the most boost by crashing enemy vehicles, though you’ll also endanger your own vehicle in the process.AdChoices广告Slamming into cars to make them crash is just as exhilarating in Dangerous Driving as it was in Burnout. Bumping into a vehicle’s side and then having the game capture the crash through a cinema never gets old. In fact, crashing other vehicles becomes insanely addictive. It’s even awesome when you crash your own car. Yes, it will set you back, but seeing your vehicle turned into a blazing ball of fire is a thing of pure beauty. The crashes alone are worth the price of admission.While the driving mechanics are spot-on and the crashes glorious, I wish I could say the same thing about the tracks. The roads are linear and lend themselves nicely for driving at super-high speeds. The problem is most tracks look and feel the same. The backgrounds are different, but every road is nearly identical to the last. Because of that, it’s hard to play Dangerous Driving for long stretches before the same-y roads become tiresome. To be fair, the roads in Burnout 3 were mostly straightforward too, but they had enough variety to keep them interesting. The same isn’t true here.A twist Dangerous Driving has is how crashed vehicles remain on the road. This actually adds some variety to tracks since you’ll need to navigate around car husks with each subsequent lap. On the flip side, crashing headfirst into a vehicle you previously destroyed can get frustrating. None of the Burnout games have this feature so it’s actually quite cool Three Fields added this to prevent Dangerous Driving from being a complete Burnout clone.Speaking of new features, I want to single out pursuit mode. Here, you’ll get to drive a police vehicle and hunt down criminals. These cars do not go down easily and require players to slam into them repeatedly. If that sounds familiar it’s because this mode comes from Need for Speed. Considering how this was one of my favorite modes in Need for Speed (particularly the Hot Pursuit series), I’m all for its inclusion in Dangerous Driving. Pursuit isn’t native to Burnout but I don’t care. It’s great.Dangerous Driving’s “campaign” consists of events for different vehicle types. You begin with Sedans and eventually unlock Formula 1 cars. You need to finish missions within each category in order to unlock the next event. If you have equal love for every kind of race mode then this won’t pose a problem. However, if you’d rather participate in crash mode but have no choice but to play a time attack, you’re going to be annoyed. Though you unlock new vehicles by playing through all the modes, they’re all the same at the end of the day. This was also true back in Burnout 3, but now it feels like a slog, especially if you just want to play a specific race type.The ubiquitous Unreal Engine handles the high-speed action wonderfully. If you’re playing on the PS4 Pro or Xbox One X, you’ll experience Dangerous Driving at a buttery-smooth 60fps. I never once experienced any slow down or screen tearing issues. While the game runs exceptionally well, I admit the graphics aren’t anything special. In fact, Dangerous Driving looks like a high definition PS3 game. Since this is an independent title, I’ll let the graphics slide. It looks good, if not exceptional. It’s all about the racing, after all.With the exception of a title screen song, Dangerous Driving has no soundtrack. During my first 30 minutes, I drove around without any accompanying music. As you can imagine, this made the game feel lifeless. It was only after I dug into the options that I learned you can link Spotify with the game.Playing your own music via Spotify is an interesting idea that, sadly, ends up lacking. For one, you cannot turn on Spotify through the game. You need to minimize Dangerous Driving, go to the Spotify app on your console, open it, select a playlist, and then return to the game. To make matters worse, Dangerous Driving doesn’t integrate the music as well as it should. It would have been ideal to have the music get louder or lower depending on the on-screen action. You can skip between tracks or pause the music, but that’s about it. At the end of the day, you’re just blasting Spotify in the background, which feels very cheap.Let me not forget to address the elephant in the room: the fact you need a Spotify account in order to have music in Dangerous Driving. I already had a Spotify account so I was solid, but what about folks who don’t have the app? Asking users to have or opt into a separate subscription service is a bit much. Utilizing a user’s Spotify account no doubt saved Three Fields money on licensed music. I understand the economics behind this decision. Still, I can’t help but think about those who do not have Spotify or cannot afford it. They will not have nearly as much fun playing because there’s no music to enhance the driving experience.Dangerous Driving leaves me with mixed feelings. On the one hand, this is about as close to Burnout as you can get. All of the pieces which made that franchise so brilliant are here. Unfortunately, there are too many minor issues which prevent this from being everything it should be. The most glaring one is of course the Spotify integration. With that said, it’s a noble effort from Three Fields Entertainment. Despite its issues, Dangerous Driving is an enjoyable arcade racer that fans of the genre will enjoy. Hopefully, the game will be successful enough to make EA realize they need to release a new Burnout. If not, a Dangerous Driving 2 is something I’ll welcome with open arms.More on Geek.com:Hands-On: ‘Dreams’ Is Sony’s Wildly Ambitious Game MakerModus Games Upcoming Indie Titles Are Both Heartwarming and HeartbreakingThe ‘Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy’ Is Anime ‘Law & Order’ Stay on targetlast_img read more

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