As such, the PGCB ruled Fantasy Sports Games was in breach of regulations and issued the fine. Email Address This marked the first occasion that the PGCB handed a fine to a fantasy sports operator. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has issued Fantasy Sports Games with a fine of $7,500 (£5,305/€6,147) after ruling it operated fantasy sports contests prior to securing a licence in the US state. DFS 20th May 2021 | By Robert Fletcher Read the full story on iGB North America. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Pennsylvania’s Gaming Expansion Act of 2017 state operators that offer this type of gaming to Pennsylvanians must be licensed or have applied for a licence from May 2018. Tags: PGCB Fantasy Sports Games Fine Pennsylvania regulator issues first fine to fantasy sports operator Regions: Pennsylvania Topics: DFS Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter According to the PGCB, Fantasy Sports Games accepted entries for fantasy sports contests from players in Pennsylvania as early as May 2018, before it began the application process to secure a licence in the state in February 2019.
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March 2, 2020 at 3:28 pm Reply charles towne A Friend Frank Nielson Reply March 2, 2020 at 3:54 pm March 1, 2020 at 1:38 pm March 1, 2020 at 8:07 pm Reply Reply Reply NH Wow, Number Two Son, Thank God He is in ultimate control and really, you are in very good hands. Bless you, many times bless you, Chaz Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 CSG charles towne Reply Reply March 4, 2020 at 8:13 am LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Reply having had a stroke and realizing my own irrational behavior under drugs in the hospital. i recognize behaviors in the people that i assist. I can understand how terrifying it is to admit that I am not perfect. and have no illusion that they understand what i am going through or even care. it is like a battle your the last stand and the end is near and no one will remember you. but wait you didn’t start this fight and and God never promised a easy road but he will remember each and every one of us. and that is worth serving for. March 5, 2020 at 4:55 pm March 1, 2020 at 7:35 pm TAGSCharles TowneInspiration Previous articleRunning on fumesNext articleEverything Coming to Disney Plus in March Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply March 2, 2020 at 8:15 am Reply Herb Weissman March 5, 2020 at 7:42 pm This is a very needed article!From exhaustion to guilt, Satan tries to get us to feel inadequate, say negative things about our situation or how we are handling things. If he can keep us in turmoil or feeling depressed, heis happy and winning. I like to think I did my best, taking careof several family members…butI also realized that I was not a trained CNA. It is always goodto get some type of support system around you for help, encouragement and evenrelief/breaks. I was really encouraged when a friend reminded me that it’s notabout perfection. God islooking at our heart, our motives and our willingness. He knowswe are not Super Man. He does hear our prayers. Please be uplifted and encouraged asyou give unto others.God bless you, Chuck. Please enter your comment! Reply Reply Great article! Thanks for raising awareness Charles. Ever thought about running a caregiver group? 17 COMMENTS Chuck, I still have the Care Giving book you gave me long ago! That Book, when you are able to get it published, will be a lot of help to any care-giver! The only thing I look back on, Care-Giving Betty, was I wish I had told her more often how much I loved her, and given her a lot more hugs! Those are important to those who are being helped by care-givers. Great advice. I know you are you coming from as I’ve been there myself. Unfortunately I never tried humor or journalizing. Keep them coming. Dear Friend, those four words, “THAT THEY ARE LOVED”, say and mean MORE THAN WE CAN EVER IMAGINE! What more is there? They are based in Christ’s very being! Frank Nielson Thanks Herb, I have tried almost everything and found that one thing consistently works and it is the same thing that worked for you, LOVE! Yes, as in so many things involving the human heart, love usually works. Blessings, Chaz March 2, 2020 at 7:33 am Reply March 4, 2020 at 10:23 pm charles towne Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter March 4, 2020 at 9:17 am Frank Nielson, O my friend, there is more truth in those four simple words than we can possibly imagine! As we are made aware of the incredible healing power in the truth and life changing, miracle working force in love for curing the world’s ills, the puzzle lies not in the fact that we are not more loving! but in the fact that there is any sickness in the world at all, Chaz Dear NH, Not a bad idea! My plan is to help folks realize their full potential and be healthy and happy at the same time. I am always looking for ideas. I appreciate the fact that you see the need. Blessings and much joy to you, Chaz March 4, 2020 at 10:00 pm Leonardo, thank you so much for the very wise and most encouraging words. Bless you and yours my friend, Chaz March 5, 2020 at 5:29 am March 5, 2020 at 6:16 am Richard again charles towne Dear Charlitos, sometimes in desperate situations one can your everything away ’cause caregivers are humans. But like You, humour, reading, patience and PRAY gives the chance to continue in that voyage and amazing chore.GOD Bless all caregivers and it’s a good idea to create a caregiver’s group !My Blessings to You Chaz Dear Chuck, The army I spoke of is those who are in similar circumstance.For a person who has been fighting alone for a long time it is a source of strength when he can connect to others who understand. It can be the difference between giving up or keeping on!I do not agree with your assessment of the brave men and women who have jumped ” into the breach” and by their courage have saved thousands of their fellow countrymen with their noble sacrifice. Remember, greater love hath no man than he lay down his life for his brother! charles towne Richard Reply Why do we do what we do? I am not talking about the things that we are going to benefit from directly, I am talking about reaching out to another person that will never know that it was us that did whatever we did to help them realize that they are important, that they are loved. If we only help others because helping them makes us feel good what does that mean, that we are doing what we do for ourselves, to make us feel good, that could be narcisistic, or selfish couldn’t it? But if we help somebody without them knowing that it was us that helped them? When Jesus healed sometimes he told them to go and live a good life without telling anyone of what he had done. Wow, Father, help us to be like Jesus, to help others because it is the right thing to do. Praise you O Holy One, AND THANK YOU! Amen A Friend Reply March 1, 2020 at 3:17 pm Leo Richard, your army comparison is well taken. There have been historical instances of warriors that held the fort so saying, held off the inevitable, but in the end they perished. It is much better to serve and survive. Serve smart. Bless you and yours always, Chaz charles towne The Anatomy of Fear Caregiving is a special case which all too often is thrust upon very non-special, ordinary people. In every aspect of our lives it is always a good idea to ask Papa God for help, guidance, and strength but in the case of a caregiver, it is especially important to connect with people in similar circumstances because what you experience has most likely been experienced by someone else and their experience can be helpful. We are, all of us, stronger togeather than we are alone. This is the concept that armies are built on and when we fight dementia, doesn’t it seem like a goog idea to have an army? Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate charles towne Reply Dear CSG, your words of encouragement and hope ar well received. There is not a caregiver alive that will not be greatly encouraged and filled with hope as the realize that what you say is so very true. Grace, love, peace, mercy, and the greatest of this is love. Bless you in all you do, Chaz number two son March 5, 2020 at 8:18 pm InspirationBy Charles Towne Believe me when I say, caregiver burnout is a very real malady that can kill you if not approached rationally.There are those poor ignorant and deluded souls that have the mistaken idea that “caregiver burnout “ is a barbecue where you put an apple in a caregiver’s mouth and roast said caregiver over an open fire!Caregiver burnout is natural, and to be expected, and it is certainly nothing to be ashamed of.The demands placed upon the caregiver are so persistent, so, “IN YOUR FACE!” that it is only to be expected to want to “escape into a good book” or, “another place,” or perhaps something that is equally distracting from the brutal realities of the caregiver’s life.As I have placed myself under that sometimes brutally honest and revealing lens of the “magnifying glass” of caregiving I discover things about myself (Let’s call them “caregiver warts”) that I do not like. It is at times like this almost like I am seeing a stranger, another person, someone I do not recognize, or, if I do recognize them I sure as the dickens don’t like them.Guilt is a killer, emotionally, physically, and spiritually, so how do we eliminate guilt? I don’t know if we can ever completely do so because that evil rascal we know as Satan is always there trying to rub caca into our faces and telling us it isn’t stinky stuff but ambrosia. The thing to remember is that if it stinks like [email protected]#$ it usually is [email protected]#$!I do know that there are things that help.One is, get help, sooner rather than later.Find a caregiver’s support group nearby that you can attend regularly. Talk to your pastor or a good counselor, and by all means, ask family members to help! (Hopefully family is willing to step forward and render loving assistance but it saddens me to say that some family members can be so heartlessly indifferent in this area.) Family, if they care, can sit and read to your loved one, prepare a meal, visit, be there, whatever. This will allow you to escape for a few hours now and then.And regarding family, if they are so inclined as to ignore an ill family member there isn’t much you can do other than to pray for them. They are the ones to be pitied, not resented. And please remember, never forget, you are doing a marvelous job as a caregiver just by being there.)We all feel guilty now and then because we would like to do more, and then there are, if you are like me, those times when we feel resentment, anger, frustration, and we tend to overreact and that is an example of those ugly caregiver warts I spoke of earlier. Humor is a suggested healer, yes, laughter is healing, healing, healing!!! Like the bible says, “A happy heart does one good like a medicine.” (That is my paraphrase.)Another thing that I have found that helps is journaling. Take time to write down your thoughts, things you have heard, seen, done. WRITE! Being a writer has certainly helped me. Remember, no two people ever see the same thing through the same eyes, therefore there will invariably be a unique flow, or new take, on what you write!Above all, draw near to Papa God, He loves you! Yes, He loves you and He will always be there for you.Many blessings,Charles Towne Charles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adopted the philosophy that to Live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy-filled life. Don Young Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! 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Home / Daily Dose / ‘Dramatic Bounce Back’ Indicated in July Housing Health Report Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago August 17, 2020 781 Views Despite the coronavirus pandemic, housing activity keeps advancing, researchers say. Analysts say the growth, despite COVID’s persistence, “indicates underlying consumer demand.” According to the BuildFax Housing Health Report for July, published this week, single-family housing authorizations continue to rise substantially month over month. In addition, they said, existing housing activity increased, suggesting a potential bounce back from April lows, adding that, “growth in housing activity, despite COVID-19 persistence, indicates underlying consumer demand.” Housing activity has the potential to return to its early 2020 growth trajectory, said Jonathan Kanarek, Managing Director at BuildFax. “Existing housing supply has shown a dramatic bounce back. Maintenance activity, for instance, grew from double-digit declines in April to a healthy increase this month,” he said. “We’re still seeing some hesitance in the market, including the conflicting signals within new construction and decreases in construction spend. However, growth in new and existing housing activity signify consumers’ underlying need for a larger and healthier housing stock.” More specifically, BuildFax reports, in July, single-family housing authorizations increased 6.83% month-over-month but decreased 5.28% year-over-year. The month-over-month increase may be a result of builders reacting to a future rise in prospective homebuyers,” the researchers note. “In recent months, historically low mortgage rates and steadily declining unemployment have started to positively shift the home buying outlook. While construction spending is still falling, it’s doing so at lower rates each month.” As for existing housing activity, following steep declines in April, the strain has been easing steadily, and July was no exception. Maintenance volume increased 5.60%, and spend declined 0.75% year over year. Additionally, remodel volume—a subset of maintenance that includes renovations, additions, and alterations—increased 2.59% while spend decreased 1.59% year over year. BuildFax conducted its research by examining U.S. properties between 2013 and 2020. Their data is seasonally adjusted and imputed to reflect numbers representative of the entire country. The latest estimates, highlighted above, are as of August 8, 2020. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share 2Save Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: Christina Hughes Babb The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago ‘Dramatic Bounce Back’ Indicated in July Housing Health Report Tagged with: housing health The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Subscribe housing health 2020-08-17 Christina Hughes Babb Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: The Week Ahead: A Look at Housing Market Health Next: Almost 3 Million Homeowners May Not Qualify for COVID Relief The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago
Official White House Photo by Shealah CraigheadBY ROSA SANCHEZ, EMILY SHAPIRO, IVAN PEREIRA, STEPHANIE EBBS, ABC NEWS(WASHINGTON) — There are currently more than 120,000 patients hospitalized with coronavirus in the United States, according to The COVID Tracking Project. In an evening update on Christmas Eve, the project said there were a record 120,151 coronavirus patients currently hospitalized. This marks the 20th straight day the nation has hit a record high of current hospitalizations.US to require negative test for air travelers from UKThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will now require a negative COVID-19 test for all air travelers coming to the United States from the United Kingdom in the wake of news about new strains of the virus being detected in the U.K.Everyone arriving in the U.S. must have a negative PCR or antigen test from within 72 hours of departure, according to a statement from the CDC.“The public health authorities in the United Kingdom recently announced the discovery of a new variant of SARS-CoV-2,” the CDC wrote in its announcement. “Viruses constantly change through mutation, and preliminary analysis in the U.K. suggests that this new variant may be up to 70% more transmissible than previously circulating variants.”Passengers will have to provide written documentation of the negative test and airlines will be required to confirm the information, the CDC said. Airlines will have to refuse anyone without a negative test.While the strain appears to be more transmissible, there’s no evidence it is more deadly, or that the vaccines currently being rolled out won’t be effective against it.President Donald Trump, who is spending the Christmas holiday in Florida, will sign the executive order on Friday and it will go into effect on Monday.Dozens of countries have largely banned travelers from the U.K., at least temporarily, including Canada, Mexico, Russia, China and India. The U.S. is one of a handful of countries that will require negative tests, including Greece and Spain.LA County has record death toll 2nd day in a rowLos Angeles County reported its highest number of new COVID-19 deaths for the second consecutive day Thursday.The county reported 148 new deaths, surpassing Wednesday’s record of 145. “A person now dies every 10 minutes in LA County from COVID-19,” said Barbara Ferrer, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, as she urged people to follow public health directives.There were 13,678 new cases reported, and nearly 6,500 people are currently hospitalized — a record 20% of whom are in the intensive care unit, officials said.The number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in the county has increased by more than 1,600 people in the past week, officials said.Fauci asks Americans to ‘tone things down’ for ChristmasDr. Anthony Fauci told The Washington Post that his message for Christmas is to “tone things down,” including gathering outdoors when possible, wearing a mask when not eating or drinking, and keeping gatherings to as few people as possible and within your household.Fauci is not only celebrating Christmas on Thursday, but also his 80th birthday. And for the first time, Fauci won’t be with his daughters for the big day.“This is the first time since the birth of my daughters, and they are now in their late 20s and early 30s, that we have not been together on Christmas Eve,” Fauci said. “I’m not alone in this feeling that kind of pain of separation from our loved ones.”His milestone birthday was marked with a surprise Zoom party organized by his wife.“I want to practice what I preach. I don’t want to tell the country to do something that I’m not willing to do myself,” Fauci said. “I was just on a Zoom call with the girls … I think I lost about a liter of fluid in tears, to be honest, with hearing their expressions of love and concern to me. But we ended it on a happy note because we know that sooner or later, very likely sooner, as we get into 2021 and things get better and vaccines help us, that this time next year we’ll be back again with the Fauci family celebrating.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Corey Lanerie rode at Ellis Park Friday for the first time this summer as the four-time meet titlist resumed riding regularly following the June 22 death of his wife, Shantel.With his third mount of the day, Lanerie was back in the winner’s circle for the fourth race, with track announcer Jimmy McNerney saying, “Hide the Honey with Corey Lanerie on her back, and an angel on his.”“It feels great to be back riding, doing what I love,” Lanerie told the media before the first race. “Kind of get life moving forward again, because it’s hard. I think when I get back to riding, it will kind of get my mind freed and back to normal life. It’s going to be weird. I really don’t know what I’ll feel like out there. I actually rode last weekend, and it was pretty good. Once I get on the horse, I focus on the race and my job, whatever I have to do. I think I’ll go out there and do my job and just let it go as it is, and I think I’ll be fine.”Lanerie rode in four stakes July 7 at Arlington Park near Chicago, coming away with a pair of fourth-place finishes. Those were his first mounts since June 17.Shantel Lanerie was undergoing treatment for Stage 1 breast cancer when she underwent emergency surgery for an infected colon on June 21. She died the next day.Lanerie wears an undershirt with “Fight with Shantel” on the collar embroidered in pink, as well as a bracelet.“Before it happened, we’d ordered these shirts to ‘Fight with Shantel,’ so I’m going to just keep wearing them in honor of her,” he said. “The bracelet is the same thing. A bunch of us are wearing them, and we won’t forget her.”The Laneries have a 10-year-old daughter, Brittlyn. Shantel and Brittlyn were regular fixtures at the racetrack, known for their splendid attire when Lanerie received an award or reached a milestone victory.“There will be an empty spot for sure,” Lanerie said. “Because she supported me through thick and thin. She was there when I wasn’t doing any good and at my best moments.”The jockey said his daughter is doing well. He said Brittlyn is with family in Louisiana and would be doing some traveling with close friends. But he acknowledged that facing life as a single parent is daunting.“I think it’s sunken in,” he said. “Now I’m just scared of whatever the future has in store and whatever I’m going to have to do. I was lucky. She did everything, so it’s going to be a learning process for me. That’s kind of where I’m at, and I’m just going to take it day by day.“It will be hard. With my career, to be honest, I don’t think I can do it as a single parent. I’m going to have to get some help. Shantel’s parents are going to come for a couple of weeks, and after that, my parents are going to come, my mom for sure, for at least three weeks, maybe a month so we can get Brittlyn settled in. Then I’m probably going to have to end up hiring a nanny or somebody. Because she likes to dance and all that, and to get her to and from practice with the hours I work, it just wouldn’t be possible.”Lanerie said he greatly appreciates the outpouring from the racing community.“The support and the family love has been great. Everybody has reached out to me and offered their help, anything they can do. We’re a big family here, and it really showed. A lot of people have stepped up and just gone above and beyond, just with phone calls and stuff to do. It was amazing, so heart-warming.”Lanerie, a 43-year-old native of Lafayette, La., who has made Louisville home since moving to the Kentucky circuit in 2005, has won the last two Ellis Park training titles, as well as in 2013 (a tie with Roberto Morales) and 2010. The winner of more than 4,400 races, Lanerie is a 15-time meet leader at Churchill Downs.Lanerie and Brittlyn were part of the award presentation when the jockey’s good friend Brian Hernandez Jr. was honored as leading rider for Churchill Downs’ spring meet. Hernandez held a one-win margin over Lanerie when Shantel was hospitalized on June 21.“That was pretty special because Brian worked really hard and is a really good jockey,” Lanerie said. “He deserved to be leading rider. He came down (to Louisiana) for the wake. He was going to stay if I wanted him to, but I said, ‘If anybody is going to get it, Shantel would want you to have it. So go there and do what you do.’”Lanerie said he made the decision to return to riding because “It’s not going to get any better. Life has to go on, and I figure the sooner we go and start doing things and trying to get normalcy back in our life, things will be better.”FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
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A Northern Irish bakery has extended its range with retail group Musgrave SuperValu- Centra (MSVC).Graham’s Home Bakery, based in Dromore, is to supply its ’Pick Me’ brand to all of Northern Ireland’s SuperValu and Centra stores. The range includes tray bakes, small cakes and muffins and it is estimated the value of the new order will initially be £250,000.Graham’s has supplied MSVC and its 121 independent SuperValu and Centra stores with a variety of other products since 2003.Alistair Toal, marketing mana-ger, said the deal was an opportunity to expand the brand into SuperValu and Centra stores in the Republic of Ireland and the rest of the UK through the Budgens and Londis stores owned by the Musgrave Group.”Over the past four years our business with MSVC has grown by more than 70%, making them one of our most important customers,” said Toal.
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Greggs group business director Martin Kibler will share the secrets of the chain’s success at Café+ Live.He will be presented with a special certificate for heading up the prestigious British Baker magazine Top 50 list, before taking part in the panel discussion, ’Sandwich Debate: Sandwiches, Health, Sales & Profitability’ at the Café+ show at Birmingham’s NEC, at 12.30 on Monday 2 March.The three-day exhibition, part of the established Convenience Retailing Show from 1-3 March, is for anyone interested in, or involved with, the food-to-go market and will be an opportunity to learn from experts and successful retailers and to meet suppliers. Debates, panel discussions and seminars will bring together successful foodservice firms, including Brakes, Coffee Nation and Subway, who will share their expertise on subjects such as coffee, sandwiches, and bakery.Bakery firms exhibiting include Warburtons, Brambles Foods and Cakes for the Connoisseur. For details, visit www.cafeplusshow.co.uk.