Daily Kos Elections 2020 downballot liveblog thread #3

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Daily Kos Elections 2020 downballot liveblog thread #3

first_imgFollow: Daily Kos Elections on TwitterResults: Live Map • All Races (use dropdown)- Advertisement – Guides: Poll Closing Times • County Benchmarks • Hour-by-Hour GuideKey Races: Senate • House • Legislative Chambers • Ballot Measures • RedistrictingCheat-sheets: Key Race Tracker • Legislative Cheat-sheet Wednesday, Nov 4, 2020 · 1:30:39 AM +00:00- Advertisement – ·David Jarman Delaware Senate: This is more down-in-the-weeds than usual, but apparently Sarah McBride has won a race in the Delaware Senate, making McBride the nation’s first trans state senator.last_img read more

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PREMIUMTask force sets sights on suspected match-fixers abroad

first_imgmatch-fixing pssi Joko-Driyono Hendro Indonesia gatot-dewobroto Youth-Sports-Ministry Topics : Linkedin Log in with your social account Facebook Google LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Forgot Password ? The National Police’s antimatch-fixing task force plans to target suspected gamblers from abroad for their role in manipulating local sports matches, law enforcement experts have said, raising concerns that the move could be counterproductive.on Tuesday. “So, we can’t expect much in terms of [police] cooperation if we decide to go after match-fixers from abroad. We need to tread carefully.”The Jakarta Post“One solid fact is that even though gambling is considered a crime here, it may not be in other countries,” Insp. Gen. (ret) Benny Mamoto, a police expert from the University of Indonesia (UI), toldEven if these suspects were brought to Indonesia and found guilty, they would likely be given a small sentence, he said. The maximum punishment for gambling here is four years’ imprisonment.Benny suggested that the National Police build a…last_img read more

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Parties united on nudity

first_imgNZ Herald 27 September 2011Pornographer Steve Crow has achieved the rare political feat of uniting parties of the far left and far right against his “Boobs on Bikes” parades. A pre-election survey by the Family First lobby group has found Mana Party leader Hone Harawira joining hands with Winston Peters of NZ First and Colin Craig of the new Conservative Party to support amending the Crimes Act’s definition of “indecent acts” to prevent “offensive public nudity eg, ‘Boobs on Bikes’.”But such unanimity was rare. The survey found Mr Craig supported Family First’s position on 90 per cent, and Mr Peters on 80 per cent, of 30 questions on “family issues”. Mr Harawira scored just 30 per cent, less than everyone except Green co-leader Metiria Turei on 23 per cent. Don Brash, whose Act shows up as more of a “liberal” than a conservative party, scored 43 per cent, and Peter Dunne of United Future 37 per cent.The survey did not score the leaders of National, Labour or the Maori Party who all failed to return the questionnaire, but it records their positions on issues where they have voted or spoken publicly in the past.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=10754602last_img read more

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GAMURS drop EsportsWikis staff in preparation for new integration

first_imgAfter a seemingly short stint under the GAMURS umbrella, the fate of the EsportsWikis staff is up in the air as the company has decided not to renew the contracts for its contributors.Just found out @GAMURScom isn’t renewing my contract or any of my paid staff……pretty sad to be here again. anyone want a wiki staff?— River (@RheingoldRiver) June 13, 2017While there are many similar community-run databases such as these, EsportsWikis are particularly popular in League of Legends and SMITE, along with providing data for smaller communities like Vainglory and Rocket League. Many supporters have shared their distaste with the decision, noting that wikis like these provide information not found anywhere else.League Esportswikis is by far the best League of Legends wiki out there for competitive. Without it, my job would be much more difficult. https://t.co/WbxnvSOVTG— The Esports Writer (@FionnOnFire) June 13, 2017This isn’t the first time the EsportsWikis team has endured troubles. Under the name Esportspedia, the website was previously owned by Azubu but dropped nearly a year ago. As Azubu retained the Esportspedia website, which is now run independently, the EsportsWikis team was forced to find a new home and was almost immediately picked up by Dot Esports owners, GAMURS.While there was some outrage about the situation, GAMURS CEO Riad Chikhani attempted to shed light on the decision.To give transparency before our announcement tomorrow, GAMURS invested $270k into the wikis in 12mo. Revenue was just over $5k.— Riad Chikhani (@riad_chikhani) June 13, 2017Chikhani followed this tweet up with a lengthy statement detailing the GAMURS decision in dropping EsportsWikis. It states that although the re-launch was successful, the traffic was not enough for a return on their large investment namely due to visitors using AdBlock. It goes on to explain that GAMURS was interested in taking EsportsWikis in a different direction and after proposing it to the staff over a three month period, the notion was “met with continuous resistance and rejection”. After no solution was found, GAMURS was forced to make the decision not to renew any EsportsWikis staff contracts, but have added two members to take charge of the wiki for their new transition.Despite the lack of contract renewals, GAMURS still intends to launch its new platform – Esports Database.Mock up of Esports Database integrationWhile it was not announced at the most opportune moment, Esports Database will have a much larger structure integrated directly into DotEsports.com with player data, live match data, power rankings, tournament statistics, and many other features.This bears the question: if EsportsWikis provided less content and was not sustainable, how will Esports Database succeed with all the announced features? Chikhani insists it will become profitable: “The power to provide data in any form we wish to the entire esports ecosystem creates an unlimited opportunities.” If you also consider the fact that it will be piggy backing off of the Dot Esports traffic with their integration, that will surely help when it comes to ad-revenue.In a comment on the League of Legends subreddit a wiki staff member states the accusation that they were aware of the impending merge was false: “In one of the messages that she (EsportsWikis lead, Megan “River” Cutrofello) sent to us soon after she heard that she was being fired, she told us that she had ‘no notice that this was going to be the case’.”They also state they’ve been locked out of the EsportsWiki servers: “We cannot back up the data we have to import it to a new site. It appears that GAMURS will take the data from the site and then delete it.”Esports Insider says: While community-run databases such as EsportsWikis are essential to the scene, hearing that $270,000 was invested into a wiki site sounds outrageous, especially with expectations of return on investment. GAMURS have made what looks to be a sound decision in integrating their database into the already successful Dot Esports brand, however leaving the staff in the dust is certainly questionable.last_img read more

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FIFA announce tougher sanctions for racism

first_imgFIFA’s Congress in Mauritius on Friday adopted a resolution that will lead to tougher sanctions in cases of racism, including points deductions and even relegation for repeat offenders.The Congress voted overwhelmingly in favour of the resolution, with 204 votes for and just one against.“For a first infraction or a minor infraction, a warning, fine and/or ordering to play games behind closed doors should be sufficient punishment,” read a text put together by a FIFA task force against racism.“For a repeat offence or a serious infraction, the deduction of points, exclusion from a competition or relegation are the recommended punishments,” added the resolution.“Any person (player, official, referee etc…) committing an infraction should be suspended for at least five matches, including being banned from entering a stadium.”Football’s image has been tainted by several high-profile incidences of racism in the recent past, from Liverpool striker Luis Suarez’s abuse of Manchester United’s Patrice Evra in October 2011 to AC Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng’s decision to walk off the field following abuse from the stands during a friendly game in January this year. FIFA president Sepp Blatter urged the Congress to “send a strong signal to the racists that their time is up”.“There have been despicable events this year that have cast a long shadow over football and the rest of society,” he said. “I am speaking of the politics of hate – racism, ignorance, discrimination,intolerance, small-minded prejudice. That uncivilised, immoral and self-destructive force that we all detest.”last_img read more

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