New Jersey casinos to reopen at 25% capacity from July 2

first_img New Jersey’s Governor Phil Murphy has announced that casinos in the state will be permitted to reopen at limited capacity from July 2, after more than three months closed as a results of  the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. New Jersey casinos to reopen at 25% capacity from July 2 Topics: Casino & games Casino & games Email Address New Jersey’s Governor Phil Murphy has announced that casinos in the state will be permitted to reopen at limited capacity from July 2, after more than three months closed as a results of  the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.Casinos have been closed since March 16 as part of a ban on gatherings of up to 50 people in the state, in an effort to slow the spread of Covid-19.Murphy said that casinos will be permitted to open from July 2, just ahead of the Fourth of July weekend, at a maximum capacity of 25%.This comes as restrictions on gatherings are gradually being eased, with a new executive order signed by the Governor allowing indoor gatherings of up to 100 persons, or 25% of a room’s capacity. Outdoor gatherings of 250 people are also now permitted.Read the full story on iGB North America.center_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: US New Jersey 23rd June 2020 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with Jeremy Clark

first_imgprint Linkedin Previous articleReview: ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ has a striking visual style but fails to excite or enthrallNext articleUnscripted 2/5/19 Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Facebook Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee ReddIt The Podell and Pickell Show airs every week on TCU 360. This episode is the interview with guest Jeremy Clark of the Horned Frog Blitz. Clark, a high school football recruiting guru breaks down TCU’s 2019 class (00:00-46:00). Garrett and Jonathan break down the week in sports. They talked NCAA basketball (46:00-1:03:00), NBA Basketball (1:03:00-1:38:30), and the NFL (1:38:30-1:59:19). Recorded on February 7, 2019. To listen to any and all previous Podell and Pickell show episodes, click here. ReddIt Garrett Podell Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Garrett Podell TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Garrett Podell Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Twitter Facebook Garrett Podell 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special + posts Twitter Garrett Podell 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.last_img read more

Authorities block Neweurasia blog platform

first_imgNews July 27, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities block Neweurasia blog platform RSF_en Organisation Uzbek blogger facing possible 10-year jail term News UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia News New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council Reporters Without Borders today condemned a new wave of Internet censorship in Uzbekistan, where Neweurasia, a website that hosts a network of blogs about Central Asia and the Caucasus, has been inaccessible for several weeks. The government probably ordered local ISPs to block the domain name after it launched Russian and Uzbek-language versions. “This is the third case of this type we have registered this month,” said Reporters Without Borders, which has identified Uzbekistan as one of the Internet’s 15 worst enemies. “First it was independent news websites. Now it is blogs that have been added to the government blacklist.”The organisation added: “We point out that it is still possible to get round the government’s filtering. We hope Uzbek journalists and bloggers will not be discouraged and will continue to use the Internet to publish independent news and information.”A blog platform created last year, Neweurasia aims to offer alternative news coverage in a part of the world where the traditional media are under government control. By partnering with the Prague-based NGO Transitions Online at the start of this year, it was able to set up a programme for training local bloggers. Anyone now trying to connect to from within Uzbekistan is automatically redirected to the MSN search engine.This latest case of censorship comes after the blocking of the website on 26 June and the decision by the editor of to suspend web activities on 4 July as a result of harassment.Since last November, all local ISPs have had to be connected to the state-owned Internet operator Uzbektelecom, which facilitates the enforcement of government blacklists. For information about ways to get round censorship, consult the Reporters Without Borders Handbook for Bloggers and Cyber-Dissidents (in Russian). ————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia center_img More than six years in prison for Uzbek blogger who covered corruption Receive email alerts May 11, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Uzbekistan to go further Help by sharing this information February 11, 2021 Find out more News October 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

New rules with limited protection for Net Neutrality about to take effect

first_img Receive email alerts NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say June 3, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on United States The new US rules on Net Neutrality, which the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved on 21 December 2010, were finally published in the Federal Register (the federal government’s official journal) on 23 September and will take effect on 20 November.Encouraging initiatives, but insufficientThe FCC is reinforcing several Net Neutrality principles. It says, for example that it aims to “preserve the Internet as an open platform for innovation, investment, job creation, economic growth, competition, and free expression.” Internet Service Providers will not be able to adjust charges to consumers according to bandwidth use and will have to be more transparent about their network management practices. Reporters Without Borders nonetheless thinks that the new rules suffer from several shortcomings.Bandwidth adaptable to needs of companiesISPs keep the right to increase the bandwidth available to companies that need it to send bandwidth-heavy content. In order words, ISPs will be able to negotiate commercial deals with individual Internet companies favouring access to specific content. Reporters Without Borders warns against the possible discriminatory effects of a measure that does not guarantee the same quality of access to all.Danger of overblockingThe FCC has banned the filtering of “lawful” content but allows the blocking of “unlawful” websites and peer-to-peer transmission. Reporters Without Borders warns that this could result in the accidental blocking of “lawful” websites and applications such as Skype, which is based on the peer-to-peer system.Ban on “unreasonable” discriminationWhen it comes to banning discrimination in content transmission, the FCC limits the ban to fixed broadband providers, excluding mobile, and limits it to “unreasonable” discrimination, a concept that is too vague and too open to varying interpretation.Free hand for Mobile broadbandIn fact, most of the rules apply only to fixed broadband providers. Mobile broadband providers are largely given a free hand, although thanks to increasing use of smartphones and tablet computers more and more people are using mobile access.Legal challenges probableSeveral broadband operators have announced that they will file legal challenges to the FCC’s rules. They include Verizon, which filed a lawsuit on 30 September. The non-profit organization Free Press has also filed a challenge. Verizon and MetroPCS, another broadband access provider, already filed a suit last January but it was thrown out of court on the grounds that the new rules had not yet been officially published.The five-member FCC’s two Republican Party members voted against the rules last December, arguing that only Congress should regulate the Internet. One of them, Robert McDowell, said in July: “Those rules are unnecessary at best, and will deter investment in badly needed next-generation infrastructure at worst.”Net Neutrality is also a hot topic in Europe. On 23 September, the Council of Europe’s 47 member states issued a series of decisions guaranteeing the Internet’s universality and neutrality. Their position was defended at the 6th Internet Governance Forum that was held in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi from 27 to 30 September.Read an opinion piece about the IGF and freedom of expression that Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard wrote for the Huffington RSF_en United StatesAmericas Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says April 28, 2021 Find out more June 7, 2021 Find out more WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalistscenter_img News Help by sharing this information News News to go further United StatesAmericas October 4, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 New rules with limited protection for Net Neutrality about to take effect News Organisation last_img read more

Journalist arrested in Conakry

first_img GuineaAfrica Follow the news on Guinea May 19, 2021 Find out more April 15, 2021 Find out more News Guinean journalist finally freed after being held for nearly three months In a letter to President Lansana Conté, Reporters Without Borders protested thearrest of Boubacar Yacine Diallo, journalist and founder of the independent bi-monthly “L’Enquêteur”, on the morning of 19 December 2002. “This arrest constitutes a violation of legal procedures,” stated Reporters Without Borders Secretary-General Robert Ménard. “Nothing justifies the detention of a journalist who was only doing his job. Furthermore, a journalist cannot be arrested or placed in police custody for a press crime under Guinean law.” Reporters Without Borders called for Diallo’s immediate release.Diallo is accused of having published an article in “L’Enquêteur” alleging that Colonel Mamadou Baldé, the army inspector-general, had resigned. Baldé refuted the information and accused his detractors of “wanting to do him in.” The journalist is currently being held at the gendarmerie in Conakry.On 18 December, Abdoulaye Condé, publication director of “La Nouvelle Tribune”, was brought in to meet with President Conté’s aide-de-camp. He was accused of having published an article entitled “Who killed Conté?” that reported on the president’s trip to Djeddah (Saudi Arabia) during which he is said to have fallen ill. Condé was released the same day. No charges have been laid against him. Organisation News Guinean journalist’s continuing detention is “incomprehensible,” RSF says Receive email alertscenter_img News News December 20, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist arrested in Conakry Guinea : RSF and AIPS call for release of two imprisoned journalists April 9, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information RSF_en GuineaAfrica to go furtherlast_img read more

Man due in court in Derry on cocaine charge

first_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Homepage BannerNews Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Man due in court in Derry on cocaine charge Google+ WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest Facebook Google+center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleDisappointment in Donegal camp – after match reactionNext articlePSNI may seek extradition order after Dornan murder suspect is arrested in Donegal admin Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitter By admin – August 9, 2015 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A 25-year-old man is expected to appear at Derry Magistrates’ Court tomorrow charged in relation to the alleged possession of cocaine.He is accused of possessing a Class A drug and aiding and abetting the possession of a Class A drug.The charges are believed to relate to a detection in the Gobnascale area of Derry on Friday evening. Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th last_img read more

Electron acceleration at Jupiter: greater input from cyclotron-resonant interaction with whistler-mode chorus waves

first_imgJupiter has the most intense radiation belts of all the outer planets. It is not yet known how electrons can be accelerated to energies of 10 MeV or more. It has been suggested that cyclotron-resonant wave-particle interactions by chorus waves could accelerate electrons to a few MeV near the orbit of Io. Here we use the chorus wave intensities observed by the Galileo spacecraft to calculate the changes in electron flux as a result of pitch angle and energy diffusion. We show that, when the bandwidth of the waves and its variation with L are taken into account, pitch angle and energy diffusion due to chorus waves is a factor of 8 larger at L-shells greater than 10 than previously shown. We have used the latitudinal wave intensity profile from Galileo data to model the time evolution of the electron flux using the British Antarctic Survey Radiation Belt (BAS) model. This profile confines intense chorus waves near the magnetic equator with a peak intensity at ∼5° latitude. Electron fluxes in the BAS model increase by an order of magnitude for energies around 3 MeV. Extending our results to L = 14 shows that cyclotron-resonant interactions with chorus waves are equally important for electron acceleration beyond L = 10. These results suggest that there is significant electron acceleration by cyclotron-resonant interactions at Jupiter contributing to the creation of Jupiter’s radiation belts and also increasing the range of L-shells over which this mechanism should be considered.last_img read more

Multi-scale assessment of distribution and density of procellariiform seabirds within the Northern Antarctic Peninsula marine ecosystem

first_imgThe Antarctic Peninsula is one of the most rapidly warming regions on earth, and it is likely that the abundance and distribution of marine predators will change as a result.Procellariiform seabirds are highly mobile predators, which target specific habitat characteristics associated with underlying distributions of prey and areas of increased prey availability. We use ship surveys and hurdle models, to estimate the summer distribution and relative density of 11 seabird species within the northern Antarctic Peninsula marine ecosystem. Models differed among species; however, sea surface temperature and depth were frequently associated with seabird occurrence and had the greatest explanatory power across many species. Null models based on observation data were better at predicting seabird density than models that included environmental covariates. This suggests that the main driver of distribution patterns is the broad-scale habitat features, and fine-scale aggregations within these ranges are harder to predict. Our seabird distribution models reflect known habitat associations, species hotspots, and community organization relative to oceanic and coastal marine processes. Application of species distribution models will benefit the assessments of critical habitat and potential responses to climate change and anthropogenic disturbance, which will provide insight into how species may change in polar ecosystems.last_img read more

Haws scores 34, BYU turns back Pepperdine 87-76

first_imgJanuary 18, 2019 /Sports News – Local Haws scores 34, BYU turns back Pepperdine 87-76 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMALIBU, Calif. (AP) — TJ Haws scored a career high with 34 points and matched his best with eight assists and BYU pulled away to defeat Pepperdine 87-76 on Thursday night. Eric Cooper Jr. hit a 3-pointer with 3:10 to play to pull the Waves within 76-73 but Haws made eight free throws and Childs had a 3-point play to close it out. Pepperdine missed its last four shots. Ross had 24 points for the Waves (9-10, 2-3) and Edwards had 22. There were 16 ties and 10 lead changes. Pepperdine’s last lead was 57-56 with 10:36 to go when Kameron Edwards converted a 3-point play to cap a 6-0 run. Colbey Ross made a pair of free throws for the Waves to tie the game at 62 but Haws hit a jumper and Yoeli Childs converted a 3-point play for a 67-62 lead at the Waves never caught up. Tags: BYU Cougars Basketball/TJ Haws/WCC Associated Press Written by Haws, who also had seven rebounds, went 18 of 22 from the foul line, career bests for attempts and makes. Childs had 20 points, his fourth straight 20-plus game, 13th this season and 28th in his career. Freshman Gavin Baxter had a career high 13 points for the Cougars (12-8, 4-1 West Coast Conference), going 5 for 5 from the field and 3 of 3 from the line, and had six boards and three blocks.last_img read more

MP tells Uni to help relieve homelessness

first_imgAn Oxford MP has called for the university to survey its properties to see if any could be used to relieve homelessness in the city.Anneliese Dodds, MP for Oxford East, told Cherwell: “It would be helpful if the University could undertake an audit of its properties to examine if any that are not being used could contribute to relieving homelessness, particularly as temporary provision during the winter months.”It followed her speech in the House of Commons on Tuesday where she spoke about about the “wrong-headed government policies” that are contributing to Oxford’s housing crisis.She told MPs that the city is the “least affordable place in Britain to buy a home,” and that an average home costs 16 times the average salary.According to Dodds, “benefit cuts and freezes; cuts to hostel funding by our city council as a result of central Government cuts; and cuts to support services in mental health and in addiction services” are the three factors that contribute to the “60 people sleep[ing] on our streets some evenings.”These factors are in addition to the lack of affordable housing, Dodds said. She also praised the “huge local efforts to improve the situation”, mentioning the 180 beds currently provided for rough sleepers and the coordination between Oxford’s churches and rough sleeping services “over the winter to try to unlock additional places.”She continued: “However, all of that has been against the grain of wrong-headed Government policies, which are stopping my city from being a city for everyone, which it always has been until now.“It is becoming a place where people can get on and be secure only if they are wealthy.” Dodds closed her speech by inviting the Secretary of State “to come to my city so that he can talk to those families in need. He will be able to talk to the overcrowded families – those whose children are sharing tiny bedrooms – and to those people sleeping on the streets to find out from them what needs to change.”Dodds told Cherwell: “We desperately need affordable housing in Oxford – and the University can play a major part in that. It’s understandable that the University has a focus on ensuring that its own academics and technicians are appropriately housed, but we also need to acknowledge that a lot of what would otherwise be family housing in our city is under pressure, due to increasing student demand.“We must also remember that the University would not be able to function without cleaners, caterers, maintenance workers etc. – and many of them are being priced out of Oxford.“It’s in the University’s interests as well as those of low-paid workers to pay a Living Wage, and to make as many sites as possible available for genuinely affordable housing. Magdalen and Brasenose Colleges seem to be positively working towards this, but we haven’t seen it across the board.”last_img read more