Tags: Slot Machines Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: Oceania Australia New South Wales’ Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority (ILGA) has ordered a military veteran’s club to pay AUD$200,000 in fines and costs after its conduct was ruled to have contributed to a patron’s suicide.The penalty is the biggest imposed on a licensed venue in the Australian state. It comes after the ILGA ruled that the Dee Why branch of the Returned and Services League of Australia’s (RSL) conduct was deemed likely to “encourage the misuse and abuse of gambling”.This, the ILGA suggested, may have contributed to the member in question taking their own life.The member, Gary van Duinen, committed suicide in May 2018. A self-employed builder, he was a ‘diamond’ member of the club’s rewards programme, and made 170 visits to play gaming machines at the club, playing an average of six hours per visit, though some lasted up to 13 hours.Club membership data revealed that across the 170 visits, van Duinen gambled more than $3.7m, averaging $22,333 per visit, and ultimately losing $230,000 in total.As a diamond member, he received perks such as VIP parking, private entry, a personalised host when in the venue, as well as a priority paging service on the gaming floor, as well as reward points to spend on food, beverages and other benefits.ILGA chair Philip Crawford said the club failed to act despite “readily available information” pointing to a gambling problem, as well as complaints from van Duinen’s wife.“Mr Van Duinen died in tragic circumstances. His heavy gambling occurred at a club that was giving him special treatment while failing to recognise his problem, despite having extensive data to do so,” Crawford said.“It was the club’s selection of Mr Van Duinen as a ‘top 100’ gaming machine player, targeted exclusively to receive special ‘high roller’ benefits like harbour cruises and race day events, that was found likely to encourage the misuse and abuse of gambling,” Crawford added.“This contravened both gaming machines and registered clubs’ legislation.”As well as levying a record fine – higher than the $172,000 penalty imposed on two Woolworth-owned hotels last week – the ILGA has placed “extraordinary special conditions” on the Dee Why RSL’s licence.The venue must now employ a round-the-click responsible gambling marshal to monitor gaming areas for signs of problem gambling, and to engage with the patrons displaying these signs.In a first for New South Wales, the club has also been ordered to establish a third-party exclusion scheme, in addition to the mandatory self-exclusion system that all venues in the state must offer.This will allow friends or family of a problem gambler to apply to have the individual banned form entering a venue.The ruling appears likely to spur on efforts to tighten player protection controls across the state, with the ILGA noting that the NSW government is exploiting options for a statewide self-exclusion scheme. This would presumably complement the nationwide self-exclusion scheme being developed by the Australian Communications and Media Authority.Other reforms currently being considered in NSW may see the ILGA put the onus on clubs and hotels to interact with gaming machine players that display problematic gambling behaviours, the ILGA added. These reforms are likely to undergo a public consultation before being implemented. NSW regulator issues record fine over serious RG failings Casino & games New South Wales’ Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority (ILGA) has ordered a military veteran’s club to pay AUD$200,000 in fines and costs after its conduct was ruled to have contributed to a patron’s suicide. Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance People Slots 17th July 2020 | By contenteditor Email Address
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Ralkina Jones was found dead in a Cleveland Heights jail cell on July 26. Only 37 years old, this African-American woman was a mother and friend to many people. As more information is forced out of the Cleveland Heights Law Department, suspicion grows that gross neglect and official indifference may have been important factors leading to her death.Jones was very worried about the administering of her prescription medications by jail staff and can be seen on camera telling police that she “[does] not want to die in your cell.” (Daily Mirror, Aug. 12) Later footage released to the media shows a gap of six hours before she was found dead in her cell. There are also large slices of footage missing from the period after her body was found. (Cleveland.com, Aug. 22)Documents released to the media on Aug. 13 show discrepancies in how Jones was given her prescription medications. The medications log sheet shows that she took her medicine two times in 24 hours, while the jail logs show she was given her prescriptions three times in 24 hours.Dr. Jeannie Lee, an associate pharmacy professor from the University of Arizona, reviewed the logs for NBC News and said there was potential for an adverse drug interaction.According to the “Standards for Jails in Ohio, Full Service & Minimum Security Jails, Courts and Community Jail Oversight,” updated May 2014, any “health-trained personnel” can dispense prescription medication to people in Ohio jails. These personnel are defined as “members of the jail staff that are trained in limited aspects of health care, including correctional officers and other personnel approved by the jail physician.”It boggles the mind that a trained and licensed home health aide cannot even touch an aspirin to give to a client, but a jail guard trained in “limited aspects of health care” can hand out multiple medications with absolutely no knowledge of their potentially deadly interactions.As of Aug. 22, no toxicology data had been released by the Cuyahoga County medical examiner. The family of Ralkina Jones has been very frustrated by the lack of information given them by Cleveland Heights officials.“We’ve got to fight and stay on it because everything’s not right about this situation,” said Fredrick Johnson, Jones’ cousin.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Lowville, N.Y. — Latino dairy farmworkers and supporters marched here in upstate New York on Dec. 7 to protest police intimidation and violation of workplace rights.Marks Farms management had called the cops on employees meeting during their free time with the Workers Center of Central New York. On Sept. 1, the farm fired two workers who were alerting co-workers to their right to have visitors meet with them in their lodgings, under U.S. Department of Labor policy. Many of the workers are undocumented immigrants.Migrant workers build support by marching through Lowville, a small town near Marks Dairy Farms in upstate New York.Photo: Vani KannanAt a “Rally for Dignity and Respect” at the farm, workers presented management with a petition of over 1,000 names backing demands that Marks Farms stop all violence and verbal abuse against farmworkers, respect the right of workers to receive visitors in their homes and stop retaliation against workers who are organizing to improve workplace conditions. Speaking in Spanish at the protest, the fired workers said, “Treat us like human beings, not like slaves or like the cows!” and “That’s why [Marks Farm] has everything. It’s from the hands of the workers.”“They make $28 million a year, they say very proudly,” said Rebecca Fuentes of the WC-CNY. “They are king in Lewis County, they say. Now we want justice to be king here too.”After the farm rally, the 25-person contingent of workers and supporters marched through the small downtown of Lowville, clanging cowbells and chanting: “Marks Farms, ¡escucha! ¡Estamos en la lucha!” (Marks Farms, listen up! We are in the struggle!)Continuing to chant, “¡El pueblo unido jamás será vencido!” (“The people united will never be defeated”), they were greeted with some approving horn blasts and thumbs-up. Several local passersby and drivers asked for more information and fliers. For more on the dairy workers’ struggle, go to: workerscentercny.org.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Facebook Twitter Facebook printTCU came within a Desmond Bane flick-of-the-wrist to upsetting the No. 12 West Virginia Mountaineers at Schollmaier Arena Saturday, but Bane missed the shot, leaving TCU with a bitter, one-point defeat, 61-60.“[On the final play], we wanted Alex [Robinson Jr.] to get to the rim, but he made the right play and the right pass, and we got a great shot by a great shooter,” TCU head coach Jamie Dixon said. “He [Bane] was two-of-two- from three before the last shot.”Alex Robinson Jr. had tied the game after being fouled while shooting a layup, and then proceeded to his one of his two free-throws to tie the game at 60 with 9.1 seconds left.Then, controversial foul-call broke the tie, as the referees deemed that TCU guard Jaylen Fisher bumped West Virginia guard Daxter Miles Jr., who attempted a leaning jump-shot on the left base-line, which resulted in Miles Jr. shooting two free throws. Miles Jr. made his first free throw and missed his second, which left TCU with a one-point deficit.Fisher felt like he played clean defense. “He [Miles Jr.] made a play, I was there, and the official made the call,” Fisher said. “I felt like my hands were straight up, but it went that way.”West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins said he didn’t have a good view of the play.Dixon said the officiating wasn’t the reason for TCU’s loss.“It’s on us, and we can can’t make excuses,” Dixon said. “21 turnovers is why we were in that position.”Quite a bit of those Horned Frog turnovers came as a direct or indirect result of West Virginia’s full-court press and half-court traps.“Against West Virginia, you almost have to slow down but still play to attack,” Dixon said. “It’s different than preparing to play anyone else.”Another factor in TCU’s fifth straight defeat was their production or lack thereof at the free-throw line. As a team, the Horned Frogs shot 12-20 from the charity stripe, just 60% in a game they lost by a single point.Dixon’s team was also missing a one its usual starting players, forward JD Miller. Miller, Dixon said, has been dealing with a groin injury, but it didn’t cause Miller to miss practice Friday. he has started in 26 games.“When he [Miller] got to the stadium, he couldn’t walk, so we had didn’t really have time to prepare to play without him,” Dixon said. “We had enough guys to get it done, but we couldn’t get it done.”Some of Miller’s teammates didn’t even realize he wasn’t playing until right before tip-off.“I heard he wasn’t playing right before the game, I thought he was playing,” Alex Robinson Jr. said. “He’s a starter, he’s a great player, and he brings a lot to our team.”As for the players did that suit up against the Mountaineers, TCU point guard Jaylen Fisher impressed.“He’s as advertised, and he’s one of the best freshmen in the country,” West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins said. “I think Jamie has done a great job with him, he’s good.”Fisher scored a game-high 18 points, hit three three-pointers, and dished out four assists. He deflected credit to his teammates.“I think my teammates have been doing a great job of finding me,” Fisher said. “I’ve had confidence, and today the shots fell.”Now, TCU has to turnaround and prepare to host Kansas State, a team they beat on the road, on senior night Tuesday.“This was a big game for us, now the next one is our biggest game of the year,” Robinson Jr. said.TCU’s next game is Tuesday night back in Schollmaier Arena against the Kansas State Wildcats. Tipoff is set for eight p.m. Jaylen Fisher lays up a finger-roll at the rim against West Virginia. (Photo Courtesy of GoFrogs.com) Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Twitter Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Linkedin Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Garrett Podell ReddIt Previous articlePoor pitching, defense costs Frogs 13-9 loss to Arizona StateNext articleBaker, Williams drive in three runs each in 8-4 victory over ASU Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR + posts Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ ReddIt TAGSgame lostHF in title TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Linkedin Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello
News ChinaAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders is relaying the petition launched by Chinese writers and intellectuals calling for the release of prominent economist Ilham Tohti, founder of the blog Uyghur Online (www.uighurbiz.cn), who was arrested following rioting on 5 July in Urumqi, capital of the autonomous region of Xinjiang.Chinese writer Wang Lixiong and his wife, the Tibetan writer, Woeser, launched the online petition calling for the economist’s release, which had attracted 250 signatures by 14 July. Tohti, a professor at the Central University of the Nationalities in Beijing, disappeared after saying that police had summoned him following the 5 July riots. June 2, 2021 Find out more News Organisation News The text of the petition: Petition for university professor Ilham Tohti’s releaseDear Friends,The recent events in Xinjiang are regrettable. Professor Ilham Tohti constantly appealed for dialogue between Uyghurs and Han Chinese, and yet he has been jailed. His imprisonment is astonishing and just aggravates inter-ethnic antagonism.I have met Ilham Tohti. He seemed much more optimistic and committed about Uyghur-Han relations than I am. By reading the article by journalist Huang Zhangjin, you will be able to get your own impression of Ilham Tohti.We still do not know everything about the 5 July events in Xinjiang and so it is perhaps difficult to formulate an opinion about the entire situation. But we have a duty to react to Ilham Tohti’s imprisonment. If one wants to repair inter-ethnic relations, one must take concrete action and show the Uyghur people that every individual must be treated fairly and impartially regardless of their ethnic origin. Our appeal may be ignored. But I am convinced that the Uyghurs will be grateful to us. Each signature is important at this time of tension.If you want to become a signatory of this petition, please send an email to [email protected] with your full name, occupation, place of residence and nationality or ethnic group. We would be grateful if you would pass this petition on to your friends.Let us pray together for the future of ethnic groups.Wang Lixiong ChinaAsia – Pacific April 27, 2021 Find out more China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison 12 July 2009On 6 July, the day after the rioting, the governor of the Autonomous Region of Xinjiang, Nuer Baikeli, accused the Uighurbiz website (www.uighurbiz.net) of “subversion and disseminating rumours”. There has been no trace of Uighurbiz editor Ilham Tohti, an associate professor at the Central Nationalities University, since the early hours of 8 July. He has almost certainly been arrested.We hereby declare that:1) Professor Ilham Tohti worked for inter-ethnic friendship and is known for promoting peace as an academic, and cannot therefore be regarded as a criminal (see Huang Zhangjin’s article about the case, “Goodbye, Ilham”: http://www.bullogger.com/blogs/huangzhangjin/).2) The Uighurbiz website (www.uighurbiz.cn) is a leading Chinese-language civil society platform that promotes dialogue and understanding between Uyghurs and Han Chinese and combats separatism and violence.3) Because of the Internet’s nature and governing principles, the website is not responsible for the comments of its users, and those in charge cannot therefore be accused of any crime.4) The government should recognise its own mistakes and its own responsibility regarding the events in Tibet and Xinjiang.5) Ilham Tohti has not been fairly treated. His detention could aggravate inter-ethnic antagonism and undermine reasonable and constructive dialogue.6) The authorities must respect Ilham Tohti’s rights and handle his case transparently to avoid arousing any suspicion on the part of the public, especially Uyghurs.7) The authorities must respect Ilham Tohti’s wish, expressed in public in the past, to be able to choose his lawyer and not have one imposed him.8) We would like to point that if even intellectuals such as Ilham Tohti, a university professor who has promoted dialogue between Uyghurs and Han Chinese, can be arrested, there is a danger that all Uyghurs, except servants, could become enemies of the Han Chinese. to go further Help by sharing this information Follow the news on China RSF_en July 16, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Campaign for jailed Uyghur blogger Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes China’s Cyber Censorship Figures News Receive email alerts March 12, 2021 Find out more
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A snow-pit and hand-drilled core have been sampled at Spaatz Island in the Antarctic Peninsula to obtain evidence on the importance of short-term fluctuations of heavy metal (Cd, Cu, Pb, and Zn) concentrations. A programme of air sampling was undertaken at the same time to investigate directly the link between concentrations in air and in snow. The snow samples and air filters have been analysed by atomic absorption spectrometry (AAS) following preconcentration on tungsten wires and by differential pulse anodic stripping voltammetry (DPASV). One sequence of snow samples was preconcentrated in the field and analysed later for Cd in the laboratory. The snow analyses confirm that year-to-year variations in heavy metal concentrations may be comparable with changes due to long-term variations in global emission rates to the atmosphere from industrial sources. The importance of understanding these apparently meteorologically controlled processes is underlined. Averaged data from the combined air/snow sampling programme show a satisfactory linear relationship between concentrations in air and in snow for both the heavy metals and for the cation component of the marine aerosol. The results, considered in the light of Junge’s model for static rainout, give a ratio for concentration in air (ng m−3)/concentration in snow (ng g−1) of 0.6±0.3.