Nonprofit body sets out recommendations for sports betting in New York

first_img Four guidelines cited to maximise ‘economic opportunity’ Regions: US New York Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Nonprofit body sets out recommendations for sports betting in New York AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Addresscenter_img Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Marketing & affiliates 6th September 2018 | By contenteditor Legalising sports betting in New York would present an “economic opportunity” but state officials should bear in mind four key guidelines when deciding how to proceed, according to a report issued by the Citizens Budget Commission. Described as a nonpartisan, nonprofit civic organisation whose mission is to achieve constructive change in the finances and services of New York City and New York State government, the CBC’s report, entitled ‘Hold Your Bets’, comes with New York one of a number of states on the cusp of joining Nevada, Delaware, New Jersey, Mississippi and West Virginia in fully legalising sports betting. Following May’s Supreme Court ruling on PASPA, legislation that would have allowed for full-scale sports betting in New York failed to be passed before the end of the legislative session in June, but could be resumed in 2019. In its report, the CBC said state leaders should consider its four guidelines as they decide whether and how to expand sports betting in New York. Firstly, the CBC said revenue estimates should be conservative citing the example of “overly optimistic” previous estimates on other types of gambling revenues. In November 2013, New York State voters approved a constitutional amendment to expand casino gambling, with four commercial casinos subsequently opened. The CBC noted that for the state’s 2017-18 financial year, the casinos, with the exception of Resorts World Catskills which was not open until late in the year, generated gaming taxes of $112m (£86.6m/€96.2m) – far short of projections. The CBC added: “Since sports betting has been illegal, it is difficult to predict how much of the illicit activity will transition to the legal market and how many new participants will engage.  Furthermore, behaviour will vary from state to state or in areas within states based on demographic factors such as adult population, per capita disposable income, and ease of access to gaming markets.” In its second piece of advice, the CBC noted that a competitive marketplace means that taxes should be designed “thoughtfully”. The report states that initial tax rates set in other states on gross gaming revenue (GGR) vary widely, adding that the economic impacts are uncertain.  New Jersey set its sports betting tax rates at 8.5% for land-based sports betting revenue, 13% for online wagering run by casinos, and an additional tax of 1.25% on gaming revenue received by racetracks. Meanwhile, in Delaware the state lottery oversees sports betting in a revenue sharing agreement, with the state receiving 50% of the remaining GGR after paying its sports betting contractor. The CBC said: “Lower tax rates would arguably enable operators to spend more on marketing and customer service, invest more in technology, and potentially set odds that are more attractive to bettors. Conversely, setting higher GGR tax rates may result in fewer operators willing to enter the local marketplace, less investment in infrastructure and marketing, and less attractive odds. Ultimately this may result in fewer people transitioning from illegal to legal sports gambling.” Thirdly, the CBC said state officials should consider sports betting’s potential impact on other gambling revenues. The report stated that the recently opened commercial casinos in upstate New York have also taken a large share of revenue from competitors. It added that sports betting could also impact other types of gambling including state run lotteries, which generate more than $3bn in revenue for education aid in New York State. Finally, the CBC pointed to the issue of problem gambling, stating that gambling taxes are regressive, and increased gambling activity will impose social costs. The report said: “Taxes on GGR are regressive since low-income people bear an outsized burden, violating the principle of vertical equity in taxation. “Expanding the opportunities for gambling in New York is likely to increase the prevalence of ‘problem’ gambling, which has been shown to be at its highest level in disadvantaged neighbourhoods and is associated with a range of behaviours, including crime, abuse, job loss, and bankruptcy, that impose social costs on others.” However, the CBC also noted the potential benefits of legalised sports betting. Its report concluded: “In addition to revenues from taxing sports betting, there are potential economic benefits from job creation, including additional income and payroll, and sales taxes.  “Nationally, the estimated state and local benefit is estimated at $3.4bn, of which $254m is attributable to New York. Furthermore, the demand for illegal sports betting could decline as bettors shift to a legal alternative, generating law enforcement savings as the costs associated with investigation and prosecution of illegal activity decline.”It was reported last month that New York could become the first state to regulate sports betting with a clause that would see a fee paid to professional sports leagues in the US. States that have legalised sports betting in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling on PASPA have not included a fee as part of their regulations, despite calls from leagues to do so. Leagues have said this so-called ‘integrity fee’ would be used to combat issues related to cheating. Peter Moschetti, a gaming commissioner in New York, said that lawmakers in the state are considering “all” components of a state senate bill introduced this year, including for 0.25% of wagers to go directly to professional and college sports leagues, as well as an 8.5% state tax on gross revenue generated from sports wagering.last_img read more

RDC Properties Limited ( 2012 Abridged Report

first_imgRDC Properties Limited ( listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2012 abridged results.For more information about RDC Properties Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the RDC Properties Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: RDC Properties Limited (  2012 abridged results.Company ProfileRDC Properties Limited is a property management, development and rental company in Botswana. It also has interests in Madagascar through a Mauritian-based subsidiary. The company develops and manages commercial, industrial and residential developments which are based in prime locations in major towns and cities of Botswana. RDC Properties Limited offers long-term value to its shareholders through construction income, rental income, hospitality income, capital appreciation and the sale of premium properties. Landmark properties in its portfolio include Masa Centre, Standard Chartered House, Chobe Marina Lodge and Isalo Rock Lodge. RDC Properties is investigating investment opportunities to expand its footprint in South Africa, Mozambique and Namibia.last_img read more

Falcon Gold Zimbabwe Limited ( 2013 Abridged Report

first_imgFalcon Gold Zimbabwe Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2013 abridged results.For more information about Falcon Gold Zimbabwe Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Falcon Gold Zimbabwe Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Falcon Gold Zimbabwe Limited (  2013 abridged results.Company ProfileFalcon Gold Zimbabwe Limited is a gold mining and exploration company in Zimbabwe. The company owns Dalny mine in Chakari, Venice Mine in Kadoma and Golden Quarry mine in Shurugwi. Founded in 1991, Falcon Gold Zimbabwe is a subsidiary of New Dawn Mining Group. New Dawn Mining Corp. in involved in the exploration, development, extraction, processing and reclamation of precious metal deposits in Zimbabwe. It primarily explores for gold, base metals and precious metals. Falcon Gold Zimbabwe Limited also has an operational processing plant and ancillary infrastructure which supports a central processing plant that treats ore from Pickstone. Falcon Gold Zimbabwe Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

These FTSE 100 dividend stocks could help you retire on a rising passive income

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Rupert Hargreaves | Sunday, 9th February, 2020 | More on: SVT UU “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Image source: Getty Images. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.center_img Enter Your Email Address There is a whole range of stocks in the FTSE 100 that can help you retire on a rising, passive income.One of the sectors that has the best income potential is the utility sector. The water sector is particularly attractive.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Now that the Labour Party’s threat of nationalisation has receded, these companies look extremely attractive as income investments.Indeed, over the long term, the price of water should rise in line with inflation or wages. That suggests that these companies’ dividends should increase at the same rate.United UtilitiesUnited Utilities (LSE: UU) already has an excellent track record when it comes to dividend growth. For the past decade or so, the company’s dividend has grown at an average annual rate of around 2.8%.Recently, there have been concerns that the company, which manages the regulated water and wastewater network in the North West of England, will have to cut its dividend as regulators have decided to clamp down on the sector’s high profit margins.However, these concerns were put to bed earlier in January, when the water regulator, Ofwat, accepted United’s spending and cash return plan for the period 2020 to 2025.Under the plan, the company is planning to spend and invest more in its network. Management is also planning to keep borrowing in its target range of 55% to 65%. Gearing is measured as group net debt to regulatory capital value.Moreover, it appears that United has received the green light from regulators to increase its dividend by at least inflation every year to 2025. Therefore, it seems that the stock can provide a rising, passive income for investors buying today.Shares in the water group currently support a dividend yield of 4%. The distribution is covered 1.4 times by earnings per share.Severn TrentAnother utility business that also appears to be an attractive investment at current levels is Severn Trent (LSE: SVT).Just like United, shares in this group have received a boost over the past few weeks after the threat of nationalisation receded. Furthermore, the company seems to have agreed and attractive dividend policy with regulators.As is the case with United, Severn is planning to increase its dividend by at least the rate of inflation every year.With the stock yielding 3.9% at the time of writing, above the market average of 3.4%, Severn’s dividend plans suggest that this stock can provide investors with a rising, passive income for the foreseeable future.Investors could also receive a boost from a possible buyout. Analysts have long believed that Severn could become a buyout target. So far, no potential offers have come forward, but now that the nationalisation threat has receded, bidders might return. This could provide an attractive capital return for shareholders as well as the company’s market-beating dividend yield.As such, now could be the time to snap up shares in this defensive income champion. These FTSE 100 dividend stocks could help you retire on a rising passive income Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. 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Goodwill’s job connection services hosting 6 free webinars for job seekers…

first_img Photo by Annie Spratt Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear April 2:   Best Practices for Professional NetworkingOn Friday, April 2, Goodwill’s job connection team will host a free webinar for job seekers from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.. The latest in a series of virtual presentations, this session will focus on how to use networking to find a new employment opportunity.REGISTER: Interested participants must register in advance by visiting Link to the Zoom Meeting Room will be emailed after registering.QUESTIONS: Anyone in need of assistance can email [email protected] or call (407) 235-1541.More Webinars Coming in AprilEmployment specialists have been working virtually with job seekers to update résumés, practice interviewing and apply for openings online. Upcoming free webinars have been planned throughout April to help Central Floridians find the employment that’s right for them.If anyone is in need of assistance or has questions about any of the webinars, email [email protected] or call (407) 235-1541.April 7:   Learn How to Prepare a RésuméThis session will focus on how to create a résumé that stands out to employers by spotlighting key transferrable skills.Date: April 7Time: 11:30am – 12:30pmRegister: Interested participants must register in advance by visiting Link to the Zoom Meeting Room will be emailed after registering.April 9:   Tips for Answering Common Job Interview QuestionsThis session will focus on different types of interview questions and provide advice on how to best answer them.Date: April 9Time: 11:30am – 12:30pmRegister: Interested participants must register in advance by visiting Link to the Zoom Meeting Room will be emailed after registering.April 16:   Receive Advice for Effective Job Search TechniquesThis session will focus on effective job search techniques. Attendees will also receive advice on avoiding common job search mistakes.Date: April 16Time: 11:30am – 12:30pmRegister: Interested participants must register in advance by visiting Link to the Zoom Meeting Room will be emailed after registering.April 21:   Learn How to Prepare a RésuméThis session will focus on how to create a résumé that stands out to employers by spotlighting key transferrable skills.Date: April 21Time: 11:30am – 12:30pmRegister: Interested participants must register in advance by visiting Link to the Zoom Meeting Room will be emailed after registering.April 23:   Explore Career Changes that Align with Experience and InterestsThe session will focus on exploring career changes. Attendees will learn how to find employment opportunities that align with their experience, training, interests and values.Date: April 23Time: 11:30am – 12:30pmRegister: Interested participants must register in advance by visiting Link to the Zoom Meeting Room will be emailed after registering. Since 1959, Goodwill Industries of Central Florida has provided vocational and job placement services to tens of thousands of people with disabilities and other barriers to employment. With 30 retail stores and 20 Donation Xpress locations in Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Brevard, Lake and Volusia counties, Goodwill directly channels more than 90 percent of its annual revenue into programs that enable individuals to secure long-term employment and become self-sufficient. For more information about Goodwill Industries of Central Florida, visit, “like” GoodwillCFL on Facebook or follow @goodwillcfl on Twitter.  Please enter your comment! TAGSCareerCareer ChangeCommon Interview QuestionsCOVID-19Florida Department of Economic OpportunityGoodwill Industries of Central FloridaInterviewingJob Search TechniquesJob SeekersNetworkingResumeUnemploymentVirtual EventWebinars Previous articleOrange Co. provides more details on teen vaccines and rental assistance; FEMA vaccine sites open EasterNext articleJehovah’s Witnesses’ year without knocking on doors has been good for Apopkan Viola Tillman Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here According to the latest report from the Department of Economic Opportunity, there were nearly 474,000 Floridians still out of work in February. With Central Florida counties seeing among the highest unemployment rates in the state, Goodwill Industries of Central Florida’s job connection services are more important than ever to the community. From Goodwill Industries of Central Florida Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herelast_img read more

April 15 protests: Turning point for low-wage workers

first_imgPoor People’s March to End Poverty in Philadelphia organized by MLKD.A.R.E. (Day of Action, Resistance and Empowerment) Coalition, April 4.WW photo: Joseph PietteAnalysisThis April 15 could be the largest united protest of fast food workers ever. Fast food workers, who have been in the forefront of the struggle for $15 an hour and a union, will be joined by low-wage workers in at least half a dozen industries, including carwash, child care and airport workers; adjunct professors; home care providers; and especially workers in low-wage sweatshops like Walmart and other big box retailers.These workers will be joined by students planning walkouts at campuses across the country as well as participants of the Black Lives Matter movement. The April 15 mass job actions, protests and marches are likely to reveal something that everyone who dreams of the working class rising against super-exploitation and capitalism has not seen on a level since the 1930s.This low-wage workers’ movement that began with a relatively small number of workers staging walkouts a few years ago is evolving into what it must become in order to advance the entire working class. That is nothing less than a full-scale, uncontrollable uprising of all workers and their allies transcending industries, unions and geography.What is now clear is that while the symbolic and limited low-wage worker protests of recent years helped to make the epidemic of low wages a prominent issue and wrestled some very modest gains, such a curtailed struggle, no matter how heroic, could never succeed in forcing major concessions from mega-corporate, low-wage employers like McDonald’s and Walmart, especially in this high-tech, low – wage, globalized, finance-driven, permanent-crisis phase of capitalism.Global capitalist restructuring has altered global working classThe vast restructuring of global capitalism and the global working class, which is still underway — despite the fact that the restructuring is already several generations old — has radically altered the relationship of forces between the working class and capital.The most important change is that limited and localized workers’ struggles, while necessary and inevitable, must be transformed into generalized working-class rebellions — free of the political and ideological, organizational and conceptual boundaries that have long constrained the working-class movement.The leadership of the labor unions that have been in the forefront of the low-wage workers’ protest has thus far played a contradictory role in the development of this struggle. On one hand, the organization of low-wage workers would not be possible at this stage without the resources that labor unions like the Service Employees, Food and Commercial Workers or UNITE HERE have contributed to this fight. We commend them for this.However, labor union leaders also bring their conservative, overcontrolling and narrow culture to this struggle as well. This culture is the product of a long, long period of political and ideological stagnation in much of the working-class movement. The good news is that pressure from the workers, along with the growing realization that a limited struggle is not enough, is slowly, unevenly, but surely breaking the chains that have held this struggle back.There are more and more examples of this workers’ liberation process every day. In New York City, hundreds of low-wage workers were joined by a large contingent of hard-hat construction workers in an April 4 march for $15 and a union. In Oakland, Calif., community groups were encouraged to select a neighborhood fast food restaurant to help shutdown on April 15. At the New York City press conference announcing the April 15 protest, low-wage workers ended by chanting “Black lives matter,” connecting these two vital struggles.What organized labor can learn from the Black Lives Matter movementThe organized labor movement can learn a great deal from the example of the Black Lives Matter uprising of the past six months. For one thing, the massive protests that took place after grand juries failed to indict the police murderers of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner in New York City were not tightly controlled and organized in a way that discouraged mass participation.The Black Lives Matter protests were to a large extent uninhibited, militant and liberating manifestations that encouraged mass participation. They also employed tactics that went beyond the bounds of so-called capitalist legality. These protests, many of which went on day after day, occupied highways, bridges, buildings and streets. It was the liberating character of the Black Lives Matter uprising that made them compelling and highly effective.In December, a national protest against police violence fell on the same day that a national protest for low-wage workers was planned. Both protests were well attended, but the low-wage workers struggle was overshadowed by the protests against police brutality and murder.Imagine if these two important movements were combined instead of being separate. Indeed, low-wage workers look like the same young Black and Brown people who have become targets of the police. If a way had been found to combine the two movements even for one day, it would have most likely created even greater fear among the powers that be.The Black Lives Matter movement is on an organic level; so is the low-wage workers struggle, and the organized labor movement should treat it as such. The political and economic process going on underneath the police war on Black and Brown youth, including mass incarceration, is that capitalism is destroying jobs and vital social services and replacing them with an ever-growing repressive police apparatus. What could possibly be of more concern to the working class than reversing that process?Low-wage workers struggle vital for entire working classThe working-class movement is going through the birth pangs of what will be — and what must be — a new phase of development for the working class. This is based on the observation of a living process of profound social transformation compelled by the changing nature of capitalism: the deepening of the current phase of the capitalist crisis and its global impact on the struggle between capital and labor.This new global, technologically advanced phase of capitalist production and reorganization of the workforce is pauperizing the entire working class, eliminating the better-paid sections of the working class, and laying the basis for the leadership of the working-class movement to be transferred to the growing ranks of low-paid, oppressed workers — Black, Brown, immigrant and especially women.In a sense it is misleading to refer to the “low-wage” workers’ movement. There may be reasons to continue doing so for a period, but the “low-wage” term tends to reduce the largest segment — and certainly the fastest growing segment — of the working class to a marginal category. This erroneous notion of the low-wage worker somehow being a mere slice of the working class still surprisingly pervades some sections of the labor movement as well as some progressive forces.These workers laboring in the fast food industry and the Walmart workers who have courageously built the OUR Walmart movement inside the world’s largest billion-dollar corporation — who have sacrificed tremendously, suffering the brunt of both reprisals and firings — are leading the way. It is necessary for the entire union movement, the unemployed, progressive social movements, all the working class and oppressed to embrace their cause, because their movement is like the Black Lives Matter movement — the future of the working class.Holmes is a leader of the People’s Power Assemblies and Workers World Party first secretary.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Surprise at Unesco award for President Karimov

first_imgNews Follow the news on Uzbekistan New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council May 11, 2021 Find out more Uzbek blogger facing possible 10-year jail term News February 11, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders today said it was surprised by a UNESCO award to Uzbek President Islam Karimov and the fact that the Uzbek government has described it as a reward for “his efforts on behalf of friendship between peoples.”UNESCO director-general Koichiro Matsuura gave Karimov the organisation’s Borobudur gold medal during a visit to Tashkent on 8 September.Contacted by Reporters Without Borders, UNESCO today explained that the medal was just a matter of protocol and in no way represented any recognition of President Karimov’s activities.But Karimov’s office said in a statement that he was given the medal for strengthening friendship and cooperation between the nations, development of cultural and religious dialogue, and supporting cultural diversity. The statement has been picked up by the Uzbek press.Expressing its surprise, Reporters Without Borders said: “Islam Karimov is one of the world’s worst press freedom predators, and the systematic repression of Uzbekistan’s independent media has been stepped up ever since the May 2005 uprising in Andijan.” The organisation added: “UNESCO’s job is to develop links between people in order to consolidate peace based on universal respect for justice, human rights and basic freedoms, so we deplore the fact that its visits, even ones carried out for purely protocol purposes, enable Karimov to derive political benefit from his country’s UNESCO membership.”Uzbekistan is ranked 155th out 167 countries in the Reporters Without Borders classification of countries according to their respect for press freedom. More than six years in prison for Uzbek blogger who covered corruption UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia center_img October 15, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information News September 12, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Surprise at Unesco award for President Karimov News to go further Organisation UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia RSF_en last_img read more

Concern that Carn could be targetted if garda levels are cut

first_img There are concerns that the closure of the Carndonagh Garda station next week will leave the town the target of criminals.It has emerged that from March 1st the station will close and it is thought garda cover will be provided from the stations at Clonmany and Malin.Two years ago there was a fanfare announcement of plans for a 24 hour station based in Carndonagh covering north Inishowen staffed by 12 gardai and two sergeants.However it is unclear at what stage those plans are now at.Raymond Doherty is chair of the Carndonagh Local Development Company – he says there is great concern in the area:[podcast][/podcast]Local Councillor Charlie McConologue says that he has recieved assurances that garda cover will not be reduced in Carndonagh while the current station is being refurbed:[podcast][/podcast] Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Google+ Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Pinterest News WhatsApp By News Highland – February 25, 2010 center_img Twitter Concern that Carn could be targetted if garda levels are cut Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Previous articleHIQA review finds breast service at LGH is performing wellNext articleDonegal one of the highest claiming countys over cold snap News Highland Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more

WWII vet shares story at veterans breakfast

first_img Print Article By Jaine Treadwell Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Skip Sponsored Content Book Nook to reopen Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Jackson said Veterans Day is a time to honor all veterans who unselfishly placed their lives on the line for America’s freedom.“Those men and women were ordinary people until they heard the call of duty and answered it,” he said. “Just like you, our veterans, left their families, their homes and their lives not for recognition or fame or even the honor bestowed upon them and you. They fought to protect our country and to maintain our way of life.”Jackson said the war on terrorism has made Americans realize how truly unique the American way of life is.“The freedoms we enjoy are extremely special and that is why we must defend them,” he said. “But defense of freedom is not just for those in the military, each of us shares that duty and responsibility. We don’t have to join the Army or any branch of service to defend our way of life. We can protect our freedom simply by maintaining it here in America by voting and speaking out against injustices. We can ensure that everyone enjoys the benefits of freedom by volunteering in our communities and teaching our children what it really means to be an American. Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson WWII vet shares story at veterans breakfast William “Billy” Jackson, Col. Ret. quickly got the attention of those in attendance at the 20th Annual Veterans Day Breakfast Monday at the Troy Sportsplex.Jackson told the humorous story of his attempts to find a restroom on the first day of his service to his country. The word, “latrine,” was foreign to the young man from South Alabama.Jackson, laughingly, said he didn’t know answering Uncle Sam’s call would require that he learn a foreign language. But, just as knowledge of the French word, latrine, served him well during his military career, so did “merci beaucoup” express his appreciation to the veterans who packed the Troy Sportsplex for the Veterans Day Breakfast hosted annually by the Colley Senior Complex.center_img Jackson told the gathering he was raised and loved by a WWI veteran.“My father, PFC William Claud Jackson, was in the Wildcat Division in the Muse Argonne Forest on Armistice Day,” Jackson said. “He was proud of this rank PFC. He told me he was the only PFC in WWI. That’s what it means to be an American.”Jackson “loved that man” just as other veterans are loved by their families. To them all, the veterans and their families, Jackson said, “Merci beaucoup!” Latest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By The Penny Hoarder Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration As the keynote speaker for the Veterans Day Breakfast, Jackson said he was humbled, honored and worried about his ability to have the veterans leave thinking about their experiences defending America – experiences that have taken away so much of their lives.Jackson said a ready example of the good that happens when people work together was the veterans’ breakfast.“This type of cooperation helps us keep the United States of American free,” he said. “I really like the words, ‘keep America free.’ It took a lot of work, much blood and many sacrifices to make this great nation free and keep us free.” Two-vehicle collision leaves one dead A man was killed Sunday morning in a collision on U.S Highway 231. The wreck occurred at approximately 11:15 a.m…. read more Published 9:19 pm Monday, November 11, 2019last_img read more

FBI arrests Army soldier who allegedly discussed plans to bomb major American news network

first_imgRawf8/iStock(FORT RILEY, Kan.) — The FBI has arrested a U.S. soldier who allegedly discussed plans to bomb a major American news network, planned to travel to Ukraine to fight with violent far-right group Azov Battalion and allegedly distributed information online on how to build bombs. He also allegedly suggested targeting Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke.According to charging documents in the case, Jarrett William Smith, who transferred to Fort Riley, Kansas, in July, joined the U.S. military only after first expressing his desire to fight in Ukraine.On Aug. 19, 2019, Smith allegedly spoke with an FBI informant in an online chat group and discussed a plan for an attack inside the U.S., his search for more “radicals” like himself, and the possibility of killing members of the group Antifa.In suggesting that the headquarters of the major news network could be a target, Smith allegedly said: “A large vehicle bomb. Fill a vehicle full of [explosives] then fill a ping pong ball with [commonly available chemical] via drilling then injection. Put the ball in the tank of the vehicle and leave. 30 minutes later, BOOM.”Then, in a Telegram conversation with an undercover FBI agent on Sept. 20, Smith allegedly had this exchange:FBI: You got anyone down in Texas that would be a good fit for fire, destruction and death? SMITH: Outside of Beto? I don’t know enough people that would be relevant enough to cause a change if they died.Smith has allegedly been in communication with another American, Craig Lang, who traveled to Ukraine and fought with another far-right group, the Right Sector.They were in contact since 2016. On Dec. 8, 2018, Smith allegedly led a group chat on Facebook with Lang that included discussing Smith’s ability to build bombs.Smith allegedly said, “Oh yeah, I got knowledge of IEDs for days. We can make cell phone IEDs in the style of the Afghans. I can teach you that.”Smith was arrested on Sept. 21, and he allegedly admitted to the FBI that he provides people online with instructions for building bombs.According to charging documents, at least one of the instructions he allegedly provided in recent days would not have resulted in a viable explosive device.He has been charged in Kansas with distributing information relating to weapons of mass destruction.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more