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  • Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission Ensuring Proper Gaming Sector

    first_imgAdvertisements RelatedBetting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission Ensuring Proper Gaming Sector RelatedBetting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission Ensuring Proper Gaming Sector FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Gaming is big business the world over and Jamaica is no exception. As the industry grew here, thegovernment recognized a need for regulation, and so in 1975, it created the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission.In an interview with JIS News, Executive Director of the Commission, Derek Peart explains that the purpose of the Commission is to regulate the gaming industry. “The Commission has the responsibility of regulating them, licensing or approval being given and also to ensure that only persons who are licensed or receive approvals are able to participate. If not, it would be committing a breach and the Commission has the responsibility as well to correct those breaches,” he points out.Mr. Peart says the major function is to ensure that the country has a modern gaming sector in which people are involved in leisure activities, that the promoters are licensed, that they are fit and proper and that there is protection for the punters and for the public as a whole.The Commission is now organised on a sectoral basis, meaning that there is a Betting Division, Gaming and Lottery Division, Enforcement Division, and Administration.Mr. Peart explains that there will be a change within the Commission, which will result in the organisation becoming more process driven.“This means that you will have a Licensing and Registration Division, which will license and register the entire gamut of the gaming sector. You will then have an audit and compliance division, which will ensure that there is compliance to the rules and to the regulations,” he informs.“These particular changes are very important as you are now looking at separating the two main activities one from the other. So licensing and registration will be in one division and that would involve betting, gaming and lotteries, all of those,” Mr. Peart adds.He points out that similarly, the audit and compliance division will cover all areas or all sectors.There was a period in Jamaica’s history where all forms of gambling were illegal and this continued up until 1899, when the first gambling Act was passed. This Act was subsequently repealed, paving the way for the passing of the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Act in 1965, and the establishment of the Commission 10 years later.Many persons can attest to hearing the phrase, ‘Authorized under the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Act,’ or seeing this phrase on entry slips. This is usually associated with prize promotions, which is a major marketing tool used by corporate entities. Organizations involved in this activity must first obtain permission from the Commission.Charitable gaming, such as fund-raising bingo parties organized by a school or church group, is not covered by the Betting Gaming and Lotteries Commission, although organizers of such events will need to obtain permission from the relevant authorities, such as the Ministry of Education, in the case of a school.In addition to its work of regulating the gaming industry, the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission has been funding various social interventions to tackle the issue of problem gambling.One such is a grant to RISE Life Management Services (RISE), which has enabled this Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) to operate a gambling prevention and counselling programme, where activities include school interventions, training of Guidance Counsellors and providing counselling for problem gamblers.“The Commission has been monitoring the whole issue of problem gaming in Jamaica, and in that regard we have provided a grant to Rise Life Management Services, which has now put on its portfolio, problem gaming (gambling), where people can call in and provide counselling and they provide educational services,” Mr. Peart tells JIS News.He also informs that the Commission has made a grant to RISE to do a study on the extent to which Jamaican adolescents are involved in gambling, and that very shortly the results will be made available.The Executive Director says that internationally, it is perceived that between three and five per cent of persons who are engaged in gambling have problems and “maybe in the region of three per cent, you may consider it to be pathological gambling.”“So we have taken up this particular challenge and have been providing resources for combating this problem and also to fund a study which would give us an idea as to the magnitude of the problem and therefore to equip the Commission and also of course RISE, as to how best to craft the strategy for its combat,” he explains.He informs that one of the disturbing things that has “come up (from the study), speaks to the extent to which young people are engaged in gambling.”“Quite a number of them are in the schools, not necessarily the particular activities that are prescribed by law. We have had one or two unfortunate instances where, through gambling, there has been violence,” Mr. Peart says.On the issue of making gambling illegal, Mr. Peart says this question will continue to be raised, in terms of dealing with the issue of problem gambling.”If you ban it, are you going to be really able to effectively ban it, or are you just going to create a climate where there is neither rule nor regulations,” Mr. Peart argues.Jamaica’s gaming industry includes horseracing, lotteries and lottery type games, gaming machines and gaming lounges and prize promotions.center_img Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission Ensuring Proper Gaming Sector UncategorizedSeptember 30, 2007 RelatedBetting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission Ensuring Proper Gaming Sectorlast_img read more

  • In Zagreb County, 36 percent more overnight stays

    first_imgIn 2016, Zagreb County recorded 131.641 tourist overnight stays, which is 36 percent more than in the same period in 2015. The number of arrivals increased by 26 percent (75.023 arrivals).Foreign guests realized 88.136 overnight stays (51.092 arrivals), while domestic guests realized 43.505 overnight stays (23.931 arrivals). Traditionally, most guests are from Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Poland, but there were also tourists from Canada, Russia, New Zealand, Tunisia, China, etc. The most visited cities were Velika Gorica, Samobor and Sveta Nedelja.“Rast turističkog prometa u županiji odraz je višegodišnjih napora turističkih djelatnika uloženih u podizanje aktivnosti destinacije, mnogobrojne manifestacije, razvijen izletnički lanac vrijednosti, raznolik i zanimljiv ruralni prostor te ono po čemu smo nadaleko poznati, a to je bogata eno-gastronomska ponuda.” ističu iz TZ Zagrebačke županije te dodaju kako na porast dolazaka i noćenja zasigurno je utjecala i blizina Zagreba (lokacijski je Zagrebačka županija vezana uz grad Zagreb, koji je jedno od najvećih turističkih središta), a također i internetski sustav prijave gostiju eVisitor koji je uveden prošle godine.last_img read more

  • Thomas raises $375,299, 345,288 euros with turbo bike challenge

    first_img Press Trust Of India Last Updated: 19th April, 2020 06:48 IST Thomas Raises $375,299, 345,288 Euros With Turbo Bike Challenge Former Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas has raised $375,299, 345,288 euros for Britain’s National Health Service after a 36-hour indoor cycling COMMENT Former Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas has raised ?300,000 ($375,299, 345,288 euros) for Britain’s National Health Service after a 36-hour indoor cycling stint. The Welshman rode a trio of 12-hour rides over three days on a turbo bike in the garage of his home in Cardiff in a bid to raise funds to tackle the coronavirus outbreak. The 12-hour rides were to emulate a typical shift of an NHS worker.Thomas raises $375,299, 345,288 euros “No exaggeration, the last two hours were the hardest I have ever had on the bike,” Thomas told the BBC on Saturday.”I could barely sit down,” the 2018 Tour de France champion added. SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TVcenter_img FOLLOW US Professional cycling, in common with all major sport worldwide, has been suspended following the spread of the virus, with this year’s Tour de France delayed from June and July until August and September. The suspension of the road race calendar prompted Thomas to set himself a challenge which he likened to completing eight or nine stages of the Tour itself. “It has been solid,” said Thomas, winner of the 2018 British sports personality of the year award. “I am going to have a week off to recover from this. It was 36 hours in the saddle over three days which would normally be a big training week for me. “The longest ride I have done on the road is eight hours and 20 minutes in a group and that was with a coffee stop. “On a turbo the longest was three hours and there is a lot of difference from that and riding outside where you have the scenery and downhill.” The 33-year-old, a two-time Olympic pursuit gold medallist, added there were particularly personal as well as general fundraising reasons for his effort of endurance. “My mum’s gone back to work at Velindre cancer hospital in Cardiff — she’s retired three times already and my best mate’s a GP (doctor) up St Helens way as well,” said Thomas. “I’ve heard so many stories about what people are doing and it made me just want to try and play a tiny, tiny part by trying to help out in a small way.”  Thomas lags a long way in funds raised behind a 99-year-old former soldier, Captain Tom Moore, who has become a national hero by raising over 20 million pounds by walking 100 laps of his garden. Image credits: AP WATCH US LIVE First Published: 19th April, 2020 06:48 IST Written Bylast_img read more

  • Do figure skaters have the advantage on DWTS? Adam, Mirai and Tonya aren’t so sure

    first_imgABC(NEW YORK) — The new all-athlete cast of Dancing with the Stars was announced this morning and three Olympic figure skaters are among them: Adam Rippon, Mirai Nigasu and Tonya Harding.Based on how well figure skaters have done in the competition in the past, it might seem like those three will be the ones to beat this season, but they all say that their skills on the ice don’t necessarily translate to the dance floor.Rippon, who won the silver medal at this year’s Winter Olympics, says he’s feet are like “biscuits” in the ballroom.“I think, like, yes we perform, [but] uh-uh, I’ve got biscuits attached to my ankles!” Rippon says. “…It’s a mess down there, you don’t even want to see it. But you will see it and it won’t be that messy.”His pal Nagasu, who won a bronze medal at the Winter Olympics, says her biggest challenge is learning how to work with someone else.“Alan [Bersten] has to keep telling me, ‘Follow my lead, follow my lead!’” she says of her pro dancing partner. “So I feel like it’s an even playing field.”Both Nagasu and Harding are known for mastering the triple axel on the ice, but Harding admits the biggest challenge for her on DWTS will be “staying on my feet.”“I just want to bring to the table as much of what I am that I can, but it is completely different [than skating],” she says. “Absolutely, completely different.”The new season of Dancing with the Stars premieres April 30 on ABC.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

  • AP Source: Pitt to name Narduzzi as head coach

    first_imgIn this Aug. 8, 2011, file photo, Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi, center, gives instructions to players during NCAA college football practice in East Lansing, Mich. A person familiar with the decision told the Associated Press on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, that Narduzzi has reached an agreement with the Panthers to replace Paul Chryst. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the school had not yet made an announcement. A press conference is scheduled for Friday. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pat Narduzzi spent eight years transforming Michigan State’s defense into one of the most intimidating in the country.Pittsburgh is hoping he can do the same with the Panthers as they try to find their niche in the new-look ACC.A person familiar with the decision told the Associated Press on Wednesday that Narduzzi has reached an agreement with Pitt to replace Paul Chryst, who left last week to take the same job at Wisconsin. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the school had not yet made an announcement. A press conference is scheduled for Friday.The 48-year-old Narduzzi has spent the last eight seasons building the Spartans into one of the nation’s top defenses. He won the Broyles Award as the nation’s top assistant in 2013 when Michigan State finished in the top 10 nationally in every major statistical defensive category on its way to a 13-1 record.The hiring is a homecoming of sorts for Narduzzi. He grew up in Youngtown, Ohio — about an hour north of Pittsburgh — while his father Bill coached the Penguins from 1975-85 and spent one season with the program as a freshman linebacker before transferring to Rhode Island. He went into coaching immediately after graduating in 1990, with stops at Miami (Ohio), Rhode Island, Northern Illinois and Cincinnati before following Mark Dantonio to Michigan State in 2007.Narduzzi helped Dantonio turn the Spartans into one of the Big Ten’s elite programs by putting together an aggressive “press quarters” scheme that relies on man-to-man coverage on the outside and safeties who work close to the line of scrimmage.If he can replicate that success with the Panthers, Pitt may finally break out of a maddening stretch. The Panthers are coming off a fourth straight 6-6 regular season and face Houston (7-5) in the Armed Forces Bowl on Jan. 2. Despite the mixed results, the program believed it was heading in the right direction with Chryst, who provided a sense of stability during his three-year tenure. Yet Chryst couldn’t refuse when Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez called asking Chryst to return to his alma mater following the stunning departure of Gary Andersen for Oregon State.Paul Chryst (AP Photo/File)Chryst’s decision to leave caused a seismic shift in the Pitt athletic program. Longtime athletic director Steve Pederson was fired the day Chryst was introduced as the head coach of the Badgers. While a permanent successor to Pederson has yet to be named, whoever gets the job will have to work in lockstep with Narduzzi to give Pitt a needed dose of buzz.The Panthers have played in front of largely stagnant crowds at usually half-filled Heinz Field. Narduzzi is the program’s fifth full-time head coach since 2010, a list that includes Dave Wannstedt, Todd Graham — who bailed after just one season in 2011 for Arizona State — and the affable but hardly charismatic Chryst.Narduzzi inherits a young team that has more than 80 freshmen and sophomores on the roster, including running back James Conner and wide receiver Tyler Boyd. Conner was named the ACC Player of the Year after running for 1,675 yards and a school-record 24 touchdowns while Boyd is one of the most electrifying skill players in the country. Both will stick around for at least one more season, giving Narduzzi a solid jumping off point as he tries to forge his own identity in his first head coaching job.He already has one advocate in town in Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell, who played at Michigan State from 2010-12 and spent plenty of practices facing Narduzzi’s intricate defense.“I could just always tell that our players loved him,” Bell said. “They loved playing for him … he is a guy who is always for his players.”last_img read more

  • Ticket Details Announced For Connacht Senior Football Final

    first_imgThe Senior decider between defending champions Roscommon and Galway throws in at 4pm.Also on the day the Mayo teams, who captured the Connacht Senior Football Championships in 1992 & 1993 will be the guests of honour. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The U20 final throws in at 1pm, this will feature the winners of Mayo/Leitrim and Galway/Roscommon who play in their respective semi-finals this Saturday 9th June 2018. 29 April 2008; The Connacht Senior Football Championship trophy at the launch of the GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship 2008. Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE Match tickets for the event will go on sale from Thursday 7th June, from all usual outlets, see below.The various prices for the match tickets are as follows,Covered Stand Seating (Reserved)  €35 entry via the Golf Links Road only(Full price only, no Juvenile Stand Tickets)Uncovered Seating €25 entry via the Golf Links Road onlyTerrace €20 entry via the Athlone Road onlyJuveniles (U-16)  €5 (Uncovered seating & Terrace only)Students & OAP’s Full price must be paid.Group Tickets* €30 (10 x juvenile & 1 Adult)Refunds of €5 will be paid to OAP’s & Students, (with current ID cards) Sideline seating & Terrace tickets at Designated Refund booths  (Athlone Road & Golf Links Road)NOTE- NO REFUND ON STAND TICKETSAll patrons intending on travelling to these games are reminded to purchase your tickets in advance as there will be no tickets on sale outside the ground on the day.Ticket outletsConnacht GAA Centre, Cloonacurry, Bekan, Claremorris, Co. Mayo, 094-9630335. (Credit Card bookings accepted)  or [email protected] via www.gaa.iecenter_img From your local GAA club or County Board.Galway County Board– Pearse Stadium, Salthill, GalwayEmail: [email protected]: (091) 862500Opening Hours- Monday to Friday, (9.30am-5pm)www.galwaygaa.ie The Connacht GAA Championship Finals, U20 and Senior take place on, Sunday 17th June in Dr. Hyde Park, Roscommon. Roscommon County Board– Racecourse road, Roscommon town, Co. Roscommon.Email: [email protected]: (090) 6627176www.roscommongaa.ieSelected SuperValu and Centra storeslast_img read more

  • Rockets drain record 24 3s in win over Pelicans

    first_imgHarden finished with 29 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists to set a franchise record with his 15th triple-double.Gordon shot 10 for 17 in 27 minutes off the bench, while forward Trevor Ariza finished with 20 points on five-for-14 three-point shooting.Forward Anthony Davis led the Pelicans with 19 points despite playing just 22 minutes. Davis left in the third quarter with a left lower-leg contusion. Former Rockets forward Terrence Jones came off the bench to score 16 points and eight rebounds for New Orleans, which has lost six of seven games against Houston.“He just got kicked, and the game wasn’t in a position where I thought that it was worth the risk to put him back out there,” Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said of Davis. “And we just weren’t going to do it.” ADVERTISEMENT Eric Gordon scored a season-high 29 points as the Rockets improved to 20-7 and extended their winning streak to nine games.“I think it’ll happen again for sure,” Gordon said. “A lot of teams like to load up trying to not let us get layups and it forces us to shoot threes. It’s like, ‘Why not?’ I think we’ll have that chance again.” FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliHouston finished one three pointer shy of matching the old record of 23, which they shared with the Golden State Warriors, on Wednesday night in their 34-point win over the Sacramento Kings.Houston had held the mark for three-pointers attempted (50), which they set in Sacramento on November 25. We are young Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND MOST READ Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esportscenter_img EDITORS’ PICK Senators to proceed with review of VFA Houston Rockets’ James Harden (13) is fouled as he goes up for a shot between New Orleans Pelicans’ Alexis Ajinca (42) and Cheick Diallo (13) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, in Houston. The Rockets won 122-100. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)James Harden delivered his second straight triple double as the Houston Rockets made an NBA record 24 three pointers in a 122-100 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday.The Rockets continued their record-setting ways this season, setting the single game mark for threes made and attempted (64).ADVERTISEMENT Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes View comments Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter Randle, Lakers beat Sixers to snap 8-game skid As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exerciselast_img read more

  • Open Source Software: Usage has Become Pervasive Among Developers

    first_imgDevelopers know and use Open Source.  84 percent of them are using it.  Developers use Open Source for performance, reliability and cost.  Compared to proprietary software open source software has grown a reputation for being easier to get started with and with far fewer issues that come along with acquiring new software.Jeffrey Hammond, analyst at Forrester, said that “open source used to be popular because of the lower cost. Now the cost of tools is the least important element for developers…  Open source is taking over. This is a golden age for developers.”   Hammond presented findings from a survey on Open Source software taken jointly by Black Duck Software, Forrester and North Bridge Partners.The three industries expected to be most impacted by Open Source technologies are:EducationGovernmentHealth CareIncreasingly Open Source data is not only competing against dominant proprietary software, but it is being used as the primary vehicle for developing and defining new software markets, like for big data and NoSQL.  Steven Vaughan-Nichols commented in an article on ZDNet that “Proprietary software doesn’t really stand a chance in these new fields.”The specific types of software where Open Source holds considerable mindshare include:73 percent.  Cloud virtualization66 percent.  Content Management Systems61 percent.  Mobile59 percent.  Security57 percent.  Network Managementlast_img read more