Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Legal & compliance Email Address 21st September 2018 | By contenteditor FanDuel has backed down and agreed to honour a number of bets placed at erroneous odds at its Meadowlands sportsbook parlour in New Jersey during an NFL game on Sunday.The operator initially said it would not pay out to the customers who took odds of 750-1 on the Denver Broncos converting a 36-yard field goal. It said a field goal from that distance has approximately an 85% chance of success “so the astronomical odds offered on something highly likely to occur was very obviously a pricing error”.However, while it was sticking to its guns on Wednesday, apologising to those affected but claiming its house rules address “obvious pricing errors”, the company has now offered to settle all bets. In a bid to “ensure sports betting is reliable and fun for everyone” it said it is also giving away $82,000 this weekend by adding $1,000 to the account of 82 customers.After it became the subject of an investigation by New Jersey’s gambling regulator it released a statement on Thursday evening, saying: “Going forward, we are working with the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE) to improve our processes and procedures.“We will also work with others in the industry on educating bettors on these and similar instances and how they work.”While FanDuel has not revealed how many bets were placed, two punters that publicly complained about their treatment claimed to be owed winnings of around $130,000. Added to the $82,000 goodwill gesture, that means the error, which lasted for just 18 seconds, has cost it more than $200,000.The company added: “For those familiar with the industry these rules are understood, but we realise a lot of our customers are new to sports betting and were not familiar. We want FanDuel to be a sportsbook for all bettors, and we want sports betting to be fun. So, this one’s on the house.”Kerry Langan, a spokesperson for the NJDGE, said the agency “is encouraged by FanDuel’s actions today. The division will continue to work with FanDuel and the state’s other licensed sports wagering operators to ensure the implementation of industry-wide best practices.”FanDuel went live with its brick-and-mortar sportsbook at Meadowlands Racetrack on July 14, and quickly became the market leader in New Jersey. It began accepting online bets at the start of this month. Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting FanDuel agrees to payout after NFL glitch 18-second odds mistake will cost the operator at least $200,000 Regions: US New Jersey
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As per the decision of the New Zealand government, all international arrivals into their country are required to spend at least 14 days quarantine. Cricket Business : Bangladesh confirms tour of Sri Lanka Cricket Business : PCB confirms tour of New Zealand, Bangladesh confirms tour of Sri Lanka “The High Performance team is also going with us and will train with the national side before the national team’s series on October 24.” The Bangladesh cricketers will be accompanied by the HP team and they are likely to leave for Sri Lanka around September 23.In the meantime, there’s still no surety over whether or not Shakib Al Hasan will be making his comeback with the tour. The Magura-born’s ban ends on October 29, 2020.“We discussed about Shakib but there is much of discussion left. We also discussed bringing the coach and support staff here and hopefully we will be able to do that at the beginning of September,” Akram stated. 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The Tigers’ tour of Sri Lanka has been confirmed amidst the massive coronavirus pandemic. The tour is set to get underway on October 24, and the teams will be taking part in three Tests along with as many T20Is, though the full itinerary is yet to be confirmed.The tour was earlier scheduled to be played in July, but it had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 scenario. The upcoming tour was zeroed in on after a meeting between High Performance (HP) and the Cricket Operations Committee (COC).The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) confirmed the tour through a press release. Akram Khan, the COC chairman, talked about the action plans going into the tour.“We discussed quite a few matters including conducting Covid-19 tests before the start of camp. We have made some good plans which will be communicated later. There was also the matter of how long we can prepare here before leaving for Sri Lanka and most probably we will train for 10-12 days from mid-September before departure,” the COC chairman said in a media release. India Tour of Sri Lanka: From books to gym, Sanju Samson shares story of his quarantine life Facebook Twitter Tokyo Olympics: Covid-19 scare continues after a Uganda team member tests positive WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Virat Kohli & Ajinkya Rahane ready to battle Kiwi bowlers, follow IND-NZ Day 3 Live Updates Cricket WTC final LIVE broadcast: ICC’s mega broadcast plan, India vs New Zealand live streaming starts today in 195 countries Latest Sports News ENG-W vs IND-W: Mithali Raj lauds Shafali Verma after fantastic debut, says ‘she will be important for us in all formats’ By Kunal Dhyani – August 13, 2020 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cricket Cricket The international cricket gradually is getting back on its legs. 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Save this picture!© Paul Hermes+ 9Curated by Paula Pintos Share Wye River House / MGAOSave this projectSaveWye River House / MGAO ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/916162/wye-river-house-mgao Clipboard Projects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/916162/wye-river-house-mgao Clipboard Year: Houses Products used in this ProjectRenders / 3D AnimationAutodeskRevit – BIM SoftwareSave this picture!© Paul HermesText description provided by the architects. On Christmas day 2015, an out of control bush fire swept through Wye River, a small township located along the Great Ocean Road. 116 homes were lost in the fire. This project replaces one of these homes. The site is located on a steeply sloping block, obliquely facing Bass Straight. Perched high on the hill side, the house sits where the tree canopy once stood, anxiously awaiting the regrowth of the surrounding bushland.Save this picture!© Paul HermesThe buildings form loosely references the many of the local beach shacks built during the 60’s-70’s, The rational forms of these structures, expressed with simple construction methods and common materials produce a modest, humble quality to the village.Save this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!1st floor planThe reference can be seen through the use of a Skillion Roof, cantilevered balconies, simple rectangular footprint, clear structural approach, and continuing the external cladding to the ground – which creates a slightly monolithic form (like a little beach shack tower) and highlights the steep slope of the site.Save this picture!© Paul HermesSave this picture!© Paul HermesThe addition of large areas of glazing to frame the amazing views, and the need to clad the structure in BAL40 compliant materials are possibly the only ‘modern’ additions to this old typology.Save this picture!© Paul HermesThis projects aims to continue that legacy. Upon approach, the building presents an impenetrable skin, yet once inside the building gradually opens itself up, revealing the stunning view toward the ocean and the village beyond, seen through a foreground of mature trees which the clients fought to save.Save this picture!© Paul HermesProject gallerySee allShow lessBrasserie 2050 Restaurant / Overtreders WSelected ProjectsOrganicare Showroom / Tropical SpaceSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeMGAOOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWye RiverAustraliaPublished on May 01, 2019Cite: “Wye River House / MGAO” 01 May 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
House for Trees / VTN Architects “COPY” Houses CopyHouses•Tan Binh District, Vietnam Photographs 2014 Area: 226 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Hiroyuki Oki+ 19Curated by Danae Santibañez Share Vietnam Projects Architects: VTN Architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/518304/house-for-trees-vo-trong-nghia-architects Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/518304/house-for-trees-vo-trong-nghia-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeVTN ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTan Binh DistrictHousesVietnamPublished on May 07, 2019Cite: “House for Trees / VTN Architects” 07 May 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Facebook Colleen Mortell Are students ready to fall back one hour? Colleen Mortellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colleen-mortell/ printStudents looking for a workout at the University Recreation Center this semester are likely to find new equipment. Over the summer, officials replaced broken equipment and hired new instructors for group exercise classes in response to a user survey done in the spring. The new equipment includes dumbbells, stretching bands, medicine balls, kettlebells and a new multi-gym unit in the weight room.The rec center added new dumbbells over summer break. (Colleen Mortell / TCU360)The new multi-gym unit can be found in the weight room. (Colleen Mortell / TCU360)It is also adding interactive informational screens displaying ads and schedules for upcoming exercise classes. A new interactive screen can be found at the entrance of the rec center. More will be installed by the end of the month. (Colleen Mortell / TCU360)“As part of our assessment process, every year we’ll do our general campus recreation survey to reach out to the TCU student body; as well as faculty, staff, and also community and alumni members,” said Jay Iorizzo, director of Campus Recreation. He said the information from the surveys allow the rec center to “take away things we’re doing well” and “things we can certainly approve on.” The survey informed the rec center of problems with available equipment.“A common thing was that we wish there was more availability of machines,” Iorizzo said.Available equipment can be hard to find during the facility’s busiest hours, 3-7 p.m.“There’s sometimes, like in the afternoons, when it’s really crowded,” said Jake Siegert, a senior entrepreneurial management major. “But I think that’s just when a lot of people are free.”Sophomore Grace Lamb said she usually has trouble finding open StairMasters, one of the most popular machines. “There’s only four of them,” said Lamb, who’s a pre-business major. “I typically come at pretty popular times, right after class in the afternoons, so usually a lot of the machines are taken.”Some students said they schedule their workouts at other times in the day in order to avoid the high traffic. Andrea Baumann, a sophomore strategic communication major, said she usually works out late at night when the facility is not busy.The shortage of available machines is also a result of broken equipment.“Due to a high demand and high traffic, [StairMasters] take a lot of use. So, therefore, we do see minor repairs that are more frequently needed on those pieces than some other pieces,” Iorizzo said.Popular demand of the StairMasters leaves some machines in need of repair. (Colleen Mortell / TCU360)The rec center has a maintenance company that repairs broken machines on a regular basis.The rec center is upgrading its equipment.When the rec center first opened in 2003, there was only one StairMaster. Student Government Association purchased two additional StairMasters due to the popularity of the machines.The facility is looking into purchasing more StairMaster machines, and even some from other brands, Iorizzo said. Colleen Mortellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colleen-mortell/ Colleen Mortellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colleen-mortell/ Linkedin Colleen Mortellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colleen-mortell/ Twitter New coach, new arena, new attendance record Colleen is a junior film-television-digital media and journalism double major from Green Bay, Wisconsin. She is a reporter for TCU 360 and TCU News Now. Colleen is known to be one of the biggest “cheeseheads” on campus. + posts Election Day is Tuesday Student crowned Miss Wisconsin Teen USA TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Facebook ReddIt Previous articleMeet Mark Bowling: Frogs for the Cure featured artistNext articleMore than 130 business and nonprofits expected at career and intern expo Colleen Mortell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin TAGSphotos Students enjoy working out on the cardio deck. Twitter ReddIt TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summer
News News VietnamAsia – Pacific Media independence CorruptionPredatorsJudicial harassment It was after becoming increasingly aware of all the unreported corruption that Danh, who used to work for state media, decided to found Bao Sach and publish it on social media. It quickly gained nearly 100,000 followers and was hailed for its independence in a country where the official media are forced to pump out the CPV leadership’s propaganda. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate release of three Vietnamese journalists who were arrested this week after denouncing abuses by two senior officials, and urges the authorities to stop hounding journalists trying to provide their fellow-citizens with independent reporting. Doan Kien Giang, Nguyen Thanh Nhe and Nguyen Phuoc Trung Bao (from left to right), have been arrested on 20 April, 2021 (photos: sggp.org.vn – plo.vn – nongnghiep.vn / RSF). The police in the southern province of Binh Thuan did not bother with a warrant when they arrested Nguyen Van Son Trung, a member of the Independent Journalists Association of Vietnam (IJAVN), on 9 April and interrogated him for five days without allowing him access to a lawyer. News VietnamAsia – Pacific Media independence CorruptionPredatorsJudicial harassment Nguyen Thanh Nha, Doan Kien Giang and Nguyen Phuoc Trung Bao are facing possible seven-year prison sentences on charges on “abusing democratic freedoms” following their arrest in the southern city of Can Tho on 20 April. Nguyen Hoai Nam, another journalist who did his journalistic training working for state newspapers, was arrested on 2 April and placed in detention for three months after posting articles on Facebook exposing questionable practices within the Ho Chi Minh City government. April 22, 2021 – Updated on April 23, 2021 Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam In February, RSF reported the arrest of Phan Bui Bao Thy, the bureau chief of the state-owned magazine Giao Duc va Thoi Dai (“Age and Education”) in the central province of Quang Tri. As often in this kind of case, the police charged him under the same penal code article 131 with “abusing democratic freedoms” although article 25 of the constitution guarantees press freedom. Vietnamese magazine reporter held for “abusing democratic freedoms” “Abusing democratic freedoms” to go further News Follow the news on Vietnam Nha, Giang and Bao recently reported that Bui Van Cong, a senior official in the ruling Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV), had plagiarised his doctoral thesis. They also exposed supreme court president Ngyuen Hoa Binh’s implication in many irregularities that led to the abusive imposition of a death sentence. Vietnam is ranked 175th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2021 World Press Freedom Index. Help by sharing this information Harassment “Instead of cleaning up corruption within the Communist Party’s ranks, the regime’s repressive apparatus now regularly persecutes journalists who investigate the corruption,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “The arrest of Nguyen Thanh Nha, Doan Kien Giang and Nguyen Trung Bao is therefore extremely shocking. Bao Sach’s journalists are the symbol of the emergence in several parts of the country of a press that no longer accepts having to cover up the shameless skulduggery by part of the ruling class.” RSF_en April 27, 2021 Find out more Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison Organisation Receive email alerts RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang April 7, 2021 Find out more The three reporters were regular contributors to Bao Sach (“The Clean Newspaper”), a Facebook news page founded by Truong Chau Huu Danh, a journalist who was arrested on 17 December 2020 after exposing questionable practices by authorities controlling the motorway concession system. The Bao Sach Facebook page has been blocked ever since. Both of these officials have just been appointed to senior positions within the Politburo of the CPV, which held its five-yearly congress in January, and in the National Assembly, Vietnam’s rump parliament, whose members were elected on 31 March. February 16, 2021 Find out more
TAGS Tokyo surges to 30-year high as shares start week with rally WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Local NewsBusinessWorld News By Digital AIM Web Support – February 14, 2021 Previous articleThunder overcome Antetokounmpo’s triple-double, top BucksNext articleBooker, Suns roll to 6th straight win, beating Magic 109-90 Digital AIM Web Support A photographer captures an image of an electronic stock board showing Japan’s Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, in Tokyo. Asian shares started the week off with a rally, as Japan’s Nikkei 225 index briefly topped 30,000 for the first time since August 1990. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp
Tuesday morning, Wells Fargo President and CEO Tim Sloan was in the hot seat at the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs full committee hearing titled “Wells Fargo: One Year Later.” Despite calls for his stepping down, Sloan still has Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett in his corner.“Tim Sloan has my faith,” said Buffet on CNBC’s Squawk Box. “If you get [a problem that is] systemic, you’ve got a big problem. And once you find out about it, you’ve got to get it right, get it fast, get it out, get it over—and getting it right is hard.”According to Senator John Tester (D-Montana), since the first report of unauthorized accounts, Wells Fargo’s banking practices have affected 4.3 million customers or four times the population of Montana—something that Senator Tim Scott (D-South Carolina) said the “entire banking committee is irritated by” due to the continued discovery of accounts over time.”If we’re doing this again six months from now, it’s not going to be good,” Scott said.Sloan explained that Wells Fargo had an insensitive plan that drove inappropriate sales culture, but they now have a new plan that, based on feedback, is acceptable to employees. In fact, of the 17,000 new hires, Sloan estimated that 10 percent of those are rehires that either left due to a dislike of the sales culture or terminated because they didn’t meet sales quotas.Many senators urged that the change in culture cannot just be at the retail banking locations; it needs to go from the executive level down. Because of that reason, Senator Elizabeth Warren called for the removal of Sloan and every member of the Board that was involved during the “height of cheating customers.””At best you were incompetent, at worst you were complicit,” Warren said. “Either way, you should be fired.”Warren highlighted quotes from Sloan during various investor calls between 2011 and 2014 that led her to believe that Sloan was part of the company culture that pressed employees to open the unauthorized accounts.”I’ve read through them, and on these calls no one, not even John Stumpf, who was the CEO at the time, bragged more about Wells Fargo’s ability and commitment to open new accounts for existing customers,” Warren said before reading off a quote from Sloan during one of the calls which said, “I can’t wait to get a credit card of every one of our creditworthy customers wallets.”Sloan later urged that as a banking business, one of the products they provide and that he is proud of is the credit card—and he isn’t embarrassed about that.“I would agree that in our community bank we had fundamental problems that created a broken culture,” Sloan said. “In the rest of the company, it wasn’t a broken culture.”To see the full hearing, click here. Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, News Elizabeth Warren Tim Sloan Wells Fargo 2017-10-03 Brianna Gilpin Tagged with: Elizabeth Warren Tim Sloan Wells Fargo About Author: Brianna Gilpin Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Brianna Gilpin, Online Editor for MReport and DS News, is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she received her B.A. in Telecommunication Media Studies. Gilpin previously worked at Hearst Media, one of the nation’s leading diversified media and information services companies. To contact Gilpin, email [email protected] The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Previous: Mortgage-Free Living Next: Charting the Path Forward Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Buffett: Wells Fargo CEO Has My Faith Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Subscribe October 3, 2017 1,619 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Home / Daily Dose / Buffett: Wells Fargo CEO Has My Faith Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago
ABCNews.com(JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala.) — A person of interest has been taken into custody after a 17-year-old girl was shot dead at an Alabama high school Wednesday, police said.Charges are pending a review of the case by the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office, the Birmingham Police Department said Thursday.A 17-year-old boy was also shot and survived in the Wednesday afternoon incident during dismissal at Huffman High School in Birmingham, police said. He was taken to a hospital where he was treated and released, police said.The cause of the shooting remains under investigation, Peter Williston of the Birmingham Police told ABC News Thursday.The gun involved was recovered, police said.Police today did not release any information about the person in custody.Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said on Twitter Wednesday, “I’m praying for the family of this young lady who tragically lost her life way too early.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Internet monitoringOn 27 Jun 2000 in Personnel Today Protecting staff privacy, or making firms more vulnerable – how will the Human Rights Act affect us?Monitoring employees’ use of the Internet is always going to be a touchy subject and the furore surrounding the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill (RIP), which defines the processes by which the Government can monitor Internet activity, has brought the issue once again to the fore.Many people feel that monitoring of any kind is an infringement of basic human rights, and after 2 October, they would be right. On that date, the Human Rights Act comes into force, and for the first time in the UK personal privacy will be enshrined in law. For many employers this raises obvious legal implications regarding their right to continue monitoring activity – but should they be monitoring at all?There are two basic business reasons for putting monitoring systems in place: productivity and liability. Most bosses don’t mind the occasional personal e-mail any more than they mind the occasional personal telephone call, but there are always culprits who take advantage of that trust and the resulting lost time can add up to a considerable expense.Pornography also raises the issue of liability. Cases following the Computer Misuse Act have established that the company is responsible for any material on or leaving its systems. This means that the company is responsible for the pornography video stream that might be going around internally or even being e-mailed outside your firewall to another firm. In the UK, companies have already been sued for six-figure sums for offensive material being e-mailed around the internal system. In order to prove that the individual who sent the material is not working on the company’s behalf the company must have a good Internet code of conduct written into employees’ contracts and a monitoring system in place to allow them to identify the culprit.At the moment there is no legal reason why monitoring can’t take place – rather a legal responsibility that it should – but after October this will change.Initially the Human Rights Act creates confusion because it has no grounding in case law. The spirit of the Act is that anything that is personal is private and therefore cannot be infringed upon, including personal e-mails. The problem is that existing case law still places the responsibility for employees’ activities on the employer and hence employers still have a need to monitor activities.To maintain the right to monitor Internet activities, employers will be forced to ask employees to sign a contract stating that they will not use the company systems for any personal activity.The problem comes in enforcing this clause. If an employer ignores the occasional innocuous personal e-mail then the “no personal use” clause appears to be invalid and any monitoring taking place is once again an infringement of personal rights.So what is the answer? Will employees have to be fired after 2 October because they sent one e-mail to a friend or looked at Lastminute.com during a lunch break in contravention of the no personal use clause in the contract?No cast iron answers exist, but employers and HR managers have three months to discuss their strategy – and the clock is ticking. Case law will eventually clarify the situation, but does your company want to be the case that clarifies the law? netsiren is a data management and Internet security specialist, including Internet monitoring software Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.