Sports wagering revenue amounted to $4.96m (£3.95m/€4.94m) in the first full month of regulated activities in Iowa, with online betting the most popular form of gambling in the state.Players placed a total of $38.5m in sports bets in September, winning a collective $33.6m in the process. Licensed operators paid $334,553 in tax last month, according to figures from the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission.Consumers spent more online than at retail locations, with total internet sports betting spend amounting to $21.8m in September. Operators generated $2.0m in collective revenue from internet wagering.However, land-based activities generated more revenue ($2.9m) for licensees, despite punters spending less ($16.7m) at retail sportsbook sites.The William Hill-powered offering at the Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino was the leading operation by some margin, generating $1.5m in revenue from $14.5m in sports bets.Read the full story on iGB North America.Image: Catchpenny Email Address Iowa sports betting revenue hits $4.96m in first full month Sports wagering revenue amounted to $4.96m in the first full month of regulated activities in Iowa, with online betting the most popular form of gambling in the state. Finance 14th October 2019 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: US Iowa Topics: Finance Sports betting AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter
Cricket WTC Final, IND vs NZ: 5 individual battles that can decide World Test Championship winner By Kunal Dhyani – June 18, 2021 WTC Final, IND vs NZ: Just two days left for the inaugural ICC World Test Championship Final and Virat Kohli’s men are eager to take on Kane Williamson’s New Zealand at the Rose Bowl, Southampton from June 18. But it’s the individual battles and rivalries that could decide the fate of the ICC WTC Final. If Kohli has to overcome Tim Southee puzzle, Rohit Sharma will be greeted by his Mumbai Indians teammate Trent Boult’s fiery deliveries. Ravichandran Ashwin has also got the better of Williamson five times, making it an interesting contest.From Virat Kohli vs Tim Southee, Ravichandran Ashwin vs Kane Williamson and Rohit Sharma vs Trent Boult, InsideSport takes a look at 5 individual battles that can decide the ICC WTC Final winner. 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Virat Kohli has been dismissed by Tim Southee 10 times across all formats and no other bowlers achieved the feat in the India captain’s career. In Test cricket, Tim Southee has dismissed Virat Kohli three times while in ODIs six times and once in T20Is. If Kohli can negate the Southee factor in the ICC WTC Final, India could get an advantage.Rohit Sharma vs Trent Boult: Undoubtedly one of the best batsmen of the limited-overs cricket but Rohit Sharma is yet to prove his brilliance in Test cricket, especially in England where he has played just one innings, scoring 34 runs. Hence, when he takes on Mumbai Indian teammate Trent Boult in the final, he will realise the challenge. Shane Bond has already revealed a banter between Rohit and Boult during the IPL.WTC Final, IND vs NZ: “What I do know is that even during the IPL, Trent Boult was running in and swinging the ball and hitting him on the pad and telling him ‘That’s going to happen in the WTC final’,” Shane Bond told Star Sports.Also Read: ICC WTC Final: IPL 2021 teammates to turn rivals in Southampton on June 18th, check 4 such pairsKane Williamson vs Ravichandran Ashwin: One of the Big 4s of cricket, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson is one of the best batsmen of spin bowling. But he too has faltered against a spinner and it’s none other than Ravichandran Ashwin. The Indian ace has dismissed Kane Williamson five times in five matches so far. In the final, Ravichandran Ashwin will aim to get Kane Williamson’s wicket and give India an advantage.WTC Final, IND vs NZ: Cheteshwar Pujara vs Kyle Jamieson: While both Rohit and Virat are two of the greatest batsmen of the current generation but no one plays Test cricket as good as Cheteshwar Pujara. However, his resilience was tested by Kyle Jamieson who dismissed him twice during India’s New Zealand Tour. With his express pace and ability to use variations, Kyle Jamieson has already become a Kiwi star. Against Pujara, he will once again want to get him out as quickly as possible to prevent him from building up steady innings.Also Read in Hindi: India Squad for ICC WTC final: विश्व टेस्ट चैंपियनशिप के लिए भारतीय टीम का हुआ ऐलान, देखें पूरी टीमTom Blundell vs Jasprit Bumrah: Considered one of the best pacers to come out from India, Jasprit Bumrah has used his excellent bowling skills to dictate matches. In the ICC WTC Final, he will be India’s ace and Kiwi opener Tom Blundell will be his first target. Having dismissed him twice during the NZ series in 2020, Bumrah will be a confident bowler but more importantly, if he can get him out as quickly as possible, India can put pressure on New Zealand from early on. 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Fan Milk Limited (FML.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2006 annual report.For more information about Fan Milk Limited (FML.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Fan Milk Limited (FML.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Fan Milk Limited (FML.gh) 2006 annual report.Company ProfileFan Milk Limited manufactures and markets dairy products and fruit drinks in Ghana. The company produces a range of frozen strawberry yoghurts, chocolates, ice cream, snacks, ice lollies and citrus drinks under the following brand names; FanYogo, FanChoco, FanIce, FanDango and FanPop. Fan Milk Limited manages a network of independent distributors and agents. Formerly known as Ghana Milk Company Limited, the company changed its name to Fan Milk Limited in 1962. The company is a subsidiary of Fan Milk International A/S with headquarters in Acca, Ghana. Fan Milk Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange
2013 photographs: Julien LanooPhotographs: Julien LanooSave this picture!© Julien LanooRecommended ProductsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumText description provided by the architects. History: When the father of the client bought the plot of land besides an open gravel pit south of Moers, Germany in the late fifties, it was still unclear if the mine would be converted into a landfill of garbage or a lake. Luckily, the family ended up with a villa at an idyllic lake that is surrounded by a forest. Because of the possible landfill at the time of construction, the layout of the house was orientated away from this now beautiful nature reserve: The extensive paved driveway was situated between the house and the fantastic nature setting and an existing garage was spatially blocking the connection towards the lake. Inside the house only a view spaces provided a view of the lake. Save this picture!© Julien LanooContextually:The new addition is set to solve these problems. The approach towards the site places three pavilions onto the park-like property.They are positioned in a way to achieve new spatial qualities in-between the old building and new additions, helping to connect the lake with the existing house. At the same time client and architect aimed for a fresh addition as the old house with its white plaster façade and its black double-pitched roof, had an appearance of strictness and sober functionality. The tree-covered site evoked a senseof dreamy me¬lancholy that reflected the German fifties zeitgeist. Therefore, the extension is also supposed to add a friendlier and playful atmosphere. Save this picture!© Julien LanooThree pavilions:The workshop and garage is moved and situated as an auto¬nomous pavilion towards the entrance of the site. A second pavilion accommodates a sauna and guesthouse, which is assigned to the existing house and directly orien¬tated to the lakethrough an open terrace. A third pavilion is situated on top of the roof of the old house, extending the existing attic into a workspace and lounge with a beautiful lake-view. Save this picture!© Julien LanooFaçade:All new additions are clad with a special façade, made up from a building textile that features a colorful but also camouflaging print that was developed through a very close and intensive design process with the client. The print fulfils a number of tasks: It is an image that is very roughly pixilated by a halftone pattern, which is exagge¬rated in a way, that by close distance the façade only displays big dots in the Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Kay color realm. These dots create a pattern, which is also a reminiscent to the petticoats of the fifties, adding a playful color-palette and gra¬phic to the existing situation. The color schemeof the pixilated image is intentionally reflected by the landscaping, consisting of wild flower meadows. From a middle distance, the human eye interpolates the colors: a shaded and textured surface of brown and green seems to appear, leading to a camouflage effect. The additions seem to blend within the color palette of the site. Only from far distance at the lake, the image will appear: A forest landscape with a deer, a classic and conservative German hunting motive giving a slight ironic touch to the existing building and a reference to its history, as the father of the client was a hunter and one special room of the old house was onceoccupied with hunting trophies at the time the son took it over.Save this picture!© Julien LanooInteriors: The interior spaces are highly flexible the pavilions feature a “multi-wall” that is designed as a ‘hollow’ 1,20m thick wall or woodblock, which functions as a storage that is accessible from both inside and outside. The sauna-pavilion has a “multi-cube” that houses the actual sauna and also a space for technical equipment, a wardrobe and bathroom fixtures on the outside. Through these interventions, the space becomes highly flexibleand also open, the space is one continuum, there are no doors separating the bathroom from the Sauna. Save this picture!© Julien LanooCamouflage / Blending In:The concept of the building is creating a new experience on the site and adding something very playful and friendly. At the same time the building is blending into its natural environment. In this sense the addition mediates the genius loci of the existing building and the natural environment the architecture is not an alien anymore it becomes more natural. Some measures were taken to not only blend the house visually into its context but also to provide a tactile sense of dematerialisation that is reflected in the actual construction. All building details aim to hide the physical thickness of the construction and create a very light to paper thin appearance quality: The parapet flashing is set behind the façade, visible doors and windows are encased in a metal siding which peaks to a millimeter thick tip that hides the real wall thickness, the textile façade is wrapped around the corners and has a very minimal aluminum frame. Save this picture!Site PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessIs the Open Plan Bad for Us?Architecture NewsHealthcare Centre in Son Servera / PMMTSelected Projects Share 2013 CMYK House / MCKNHM ArchitectsSave this projectSaveCMYK House / MCKNHM Architects CMYK House / MCKNHM Architects ArchDaily Area: 162 m² Area: 162 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Year: Projects Architects: MCKNHM Architects Area Area of this architecture project Germany Year: CopyAbout this officeMCKNHM ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMoers-VinnHousesGermanyPublished on November 24, 2013Cite: “CMYK House / MCKNHM Architects” 24 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Linkedin 10th-annual Frogstock features student-led music Kayley Ryan Linkedin Fort Worth recognized for growing music scene Kayley Ryanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kayley-ryan/ Previous articlePodell and Pickell Podcast – Jimmy Burch InterviewNext articleTCU salvages weekend series against UC-Irvine Kayley Ryan RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store $800 million bond looks to expand JPS medical and behavioral health facilities + posts Kayley Ryanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kayley-ryan/ Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature City to approve Westcliff rezoning, tackle loopholes that allow “stealth dorms” ReddIt ReddIt Twitter Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Facebook Kayley Ryanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kayley-ryan/ Twitter Facebook printPeruvian conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya visited a composting facility wearing a T-shirt with the words “Life is better with music.”The dichotomy of music and composting is a familiar one to Harth-Bedoya, the director of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (FWSO).His new year’s resolution for 2016 was “zero waste”– to contribute as little garbage to Fort Worth’s landfill as possible.Harth-Bedoya shared his new year’s resolution of reducing his output of waste in this Facebook post from Jan. 2016.“So that means, I see a trash can, I stay away from it,” Harth-Bedoya said.He recycled water bottles, reused shopping bags and donated goods.But there was no option for him to compost food waste in the city–not until he created the option for himself. In July 2016, he teamed up with small-business owner Johanna Calderón to create Cowboy Compost.Cowboy Compost provides residents and businesses with buckets they can fill with food scraps, everything from rotting fruit to leftover pizza.The company transports the food waste to facilities where it can be sorted out and composted–creating what Harth-Bedoya calls a “rich soil.”“So we are actually producing our own soil out of our own garbage,” he said.His business partner Calderón said she was surprised by Harth-Bedoya’s proposal.“So when he showed up in my house with a green bucket, I was like, ‘What are you doing?’” Calderón said.She laughed as she remembered the scene and Harth-Bedoya’s response.“Well since you cook, put all the organics here, and I’m gonna show you what is going to happen later,” he told her.Harth-Bedoya conducted a trial run of the company with the members of his own orchestra.He handed them green buckets that came with instructions on what could be composted.Compostable products range from meats and sweets to plates and coffee filters, according to cowboycompost.com.The results were impressive, said Michael Shih, the concertmaster of the FWSO and a longtime friend of Harth-Bedoya.“We are a household of two, me and my wife,” said Shih. “We were shocked as to how much stuff was in the bucket after just a few days.”Musicians from the FWSO have continued to compost.While they turn in their organics to give back to the soil, Cowboy Compost turns its profits to give back to the symphony in its various programs, Harth-Bedoya said.“So now we have a dichotomy, we have an extreme of art and garbage connecting and creating something useful on both ends,” he said.Since its inception, Cowboy Compost has added three new grocery stores and nearly doubled its residential pickups to 47 households, Calderón said.The company has diverted 44,000 pounds of food waste from the city’s landfill, she said. Kayley Ryanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kayley-ryan/
News News The Chinese authorities seem to have stopped blocking access to the international version of Google’s search engine, Google.com. Tests carried out by Reporters Without Borders show that it is again accessible in Beijing and Shanghai. Google’s unblocking tends to confirm the theory that online censorship was stepped up for the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre on 4 June. To get round Internet censorship in China, Reporters Without Borders recommends downloading DynaPass, a programme that has just been updated.—————-06.06.2006Google.com blocked as vice tightens on Chinese Internet usersReporters Without Borders today condemned the current unprecedented level of Internet filtering in China, which means the Google.com search engine can no longer be accessed in most provinces – although the censored Chinese version, Google.cn, is still accessible – and software designed in the United States to get round censorship now only works with great difficulty.The organisation also deplored the fact that the 17th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre on 4 June has been used to tighten the vice on Chinese Internet users.“It was only to be expected that Google.com would be gradually sidelined after the censored version was launched in January,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Google has just definitively joined the club of western companies that comply with online censorship in China. It is deplorable that Chinese Internet users are forced to wage a technological war against censorship in order to access banned content.”Internet users in many major Chinese cities have had difficulty in connecting to the uncensored international version of Google for the past week. The search engine was totally unaccessible throughout the country on 31 May. The blocking then gradually extended to Google News and Google Mail. So the Chinese public is now reduced to using the censored Chinese versions of these services.At the same time, the authorities have largely managed to neutralise software designed to sidestep censorship since 24 May. Such software as Dynapass, Ultrasurf, Freegate and Garden Networks is normally used by about 100,000 people in China to gain access to news and information that is blocked by the firewall isolating China from the rest of the worldwide web.Bill Xia, the US-based exile who created Dynapass, said the jamming of these programmes had reached an unprecedented level and he was convinced the authorities were deploying considerable hardware and software resources to achieve it.Software engineers based abroad have been trying to update these programmes on the basis of information they have received from Internet users inside China. A new version of Dynapass was released a few days ago, but its effectiveness is still extremely limited. Receive email alerts RSF_en June 2, 2021 Find out more ————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org Related documents 中文版本PDF – 629.32 KB April 27, 2021 Find out more June 9, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Google.com accessible again inside China China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison News to go further Follow the news on China Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes News Help by sharing this information ChinaAsia – Pacific Organisation ChinaAsia – Pacific China’s Cyber Censorship Figures March 12, 2021 Find out more
Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Twitter LimerickNewsLocal NewsLane closed in Thomondgate to combat anti-social behaviourBy Alan Jacques – March 24, 2018 1256 Email LOCAL Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea has welcomed plans by the local authority to tackle anti-social behaviour in Thomondgate.The council have now agreed to extinguish the public right of way at Gloster’s Lane to help combat anti-social behaviour in the area.“Many residents have been in touch with me about the consistent problem of anti-social behaviour in Thomondgate and in particular around Canon Breen Park. Gangs of youths have been congregating in large numbers and wreaking havoc in the local area,” Deputy O’Dea explained.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Following my representations, the council has agreed to block up of the laneway between High Road and Canon Breen Park, known as Gloster’s Lane. Anti-social behaviour has been prevalent at this location and the decision to extinguish the public right of way is in line with the wishes of local residents.”The Council have also installed a CCTV camera in Canon Breen Park which Deputy O’Dea believes, will help Gardaí identify the culprits. Facebook Previous articleLimerick Radio Club host annual rally dayNext articlePublic meeting in Limerick to discuss housing crisis Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisement Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” TAGSantisocial behaviourCanon Breen ParkFianna FáilGloster’s LanelimerickthomondgateWillie O’Dea TD WhatsApp Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR
RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donegal County Council is inviting the public and interested parties to have an input in to its Corporate Plan for 2012 to 2014 which is currently being prepared.A Corporate Plan is a Statement of Strategy that will provide strategic direction to the work of theCouncil over the lifetime of the elected council.In developing its Corporate Plan the local authority is provided with an opportunity to reflect on the challenges that it faces in terms of providing the best possible services and supports for the local communities.Donegal County Councils Corporate Plan will take on board crosscutting issues such as Social Inclusion, Sustainable Development, local Statutory Plans and Strategies and collaborative inter-agency plans through the County Development Board.The Corporate plan will set out:• Mission Statement• Core Values• Operating Environment• Strategic Objectives and supporting strategies• Internal Capacity• Implementation and MonitoringThe council is asking – What are the key issues and challenges facing you and how do you think Donegal County Council can address these or support you in addressing these issues and challenges?What do you think should be the key strategic priority areas for Donegal County Council over the next two years?Details on how you can make your views known are available in the news section at highlandradio.com or at Donegalcoco.ie Council invites public to input into it’s Corporate Plan for 2012-2014 Facebook Previous articleMore than 100 people take part in Home Help protest marchNext articleBallyhea Protest Group to come to Northwest next weekend News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic By News Highland – October 20, 2012 News Twitter Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest Google+
Burak Sur/iStockBy CATARINA ANDREANO, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky anticipates that all schools will be fully in person and no longer remote in September 2021.“We should anticipate, come September 2021, that schools should be full-fledged in person and all of our children back in the classroom,” the CDC director told ABC News Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton during an Instagram Live conversation on ABC News.She said that parents and teachers should anticipate this regardless of whether children are vaccinated or not. “We can vaccinate teachers, we can test, there’s so much we can do,” she said.Asked when she expects children will become eligible to get vaccinated, Walensky said by mid-May. Pfizer recently released promising data indicating its vaccine is safe and effective for children ages 12 to 15.“Mid-May maybe we’ll be able to have a vaccine from Pfizer that we’ll be able to do down to 12,” she said, pending Food and Drug Administration authorization for that age group.She expects Moderna will soon follow Pfizer because those studies are currently underway. She said she is hopeful that by summertime there will be two vaccines available for children 12 and up. Johnson and Johnson Is expected to start their pediatric trials in the months ahead.Walensky doesn’t anticipate the vaccine will be authorized for children younger than 12 before the end of the year.Walensky’s comments came shortly after she said during a White House briefing that the more contagious variant of coronavirus that originated in the U.K., the B.1.1.7 variant, has become the dominant strain in the U.S.All three vaccines authorized in the U.S. — Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson — are believed to work well even against the U.K. variant.Walensky stressed that the multiple COVID variants are serving to reinforce her goal of wanting a large portion of the U.S. population to get vaccinated.“My goal is to have people want to roll up their sleeves and get vaccinated,” she said.Asked if she agrees that 85% is the percentage of the population that should be vaccinated, in agreement with Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Walensky declined to put a number on it. She said estimates on the right percentage for herd immunity vary dramatically.“[It] depends on how transmissible the virus is, and that we estimate that number based on the transmissibility. … What we know is that transmissibility is actually a little bit of a moving target, because with more variants, some of these variants are more transmissible. So the more transmissible the variant, the more likely we’re going to need a larger proportion of the population vaccinated,” she said.During a White House briefing last week, Walensky urged caution amid fears of a fourth wave. Then days later, the CDC updated its guidance on travel for fully vaccinated people. The guidance said that fully vaccinated people can travel within the U.S. without COVID-19 testing or quarantines as long as they continue to take precautions like wearing a mask, socially distancing and washing their hands.Asked about the “confusing” messaging by Ashton, Walensky said “sometimes the messages are complex” and that people working in public health aren’t treating individuals, they are treating the population.“We need to be able to offer people who are vaccinated things that they are able to do if we want people to come forward and get vaccinated: visit with their loved ones, visit their grandchildren, perhaps travel on a plane at lower risk. That’s an individual message,” she said. “While we have fully vaccinated 19% of the population, 80% of the population remains unvaccinated and that is certainly enough to cause a surge. And so on a population level, we still very much need to practice good public health measures — masking mitigation, distancing.”She still stood behind President Joe Biden’s comments that the Fourth of July holiday will look a little more normal.“I would say still practice the mitigation strategies, still mask, still distance, try and keep the crowds to a minimum,” Walensky said. “Because I really do think that when we get most of this country vaccinated, we can get back to a healthier, more normal evening at the baseball field.”Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.