Courts enforce liability

first_imgThe California Supreme Court declared Monday that hosts who charge a cover fee for entrance into parties can be held liable for underage drinkers who become intoxicated and cause harm to others or themselves, according to the Los Angeles Times.The court ultimately decided in an unanimous ruling that a cover charge for a party was tantamount to a sale of alcohol and that if minors were present, the hosts would be violating state law.Some students worry about the implications the ruling has for college campuses such as USC, where some parties have cover fees.Lauren Egan, a sophomore majoring in industrial and systems engineering, disagrees with the ruling and believes that it is an issue of individual responsibility.“I don’t think an organization or a party host should be held responsible,” Egan said. “I think there’s a lot of finger pointing in general. We are legally adults, a lot of us are from 18 to 21 years old and I think that’s old enough to be aware of how much we’re consuming and policing ourselves and to be aware of our actions.”Other students, such as Max Quilici, a sophomore majoring in pop music, found reason in the court’s ruling.“I think that decision makes sense to me,” Quilici said. “If a bar is letting people in and selling alcohol to customers, they’re expected to make sure the customers are of age. If you’re the host of a party, it makes sense that you would be expected to make sure the attendees are of age if you’re furnishing alcohol.”Quilici, however, also believes that cover fees at student parties can be a positive thing for USC students and organizations.“I think it’s awesome and I’ve seen a lot of young bands fund parts of their record from covers and donations at parties,” he said.The USC SoCal Vocals, a student a cappella group, is one organization that has used cover fees at parties as fundraising that goes beyond offsetting the costs of alcohol.“The cover charge our student organization has for parties is not necessarily exclusively used to cover costs of music or drinks and the throwing of the party itself, but for endeavors and goals we are pursuing as a group,” said Myles Nuzzi, business manager for the SoCal Vocals, in an email.Nuzzi mentioned that the SoCal Vocals used money they fundraised from cover charges at parties to enable them to release an album and compete in international competitions.“The cost of recording and mixing tracks is astronomical,” Nuzzi wrote. “If we were not able to host parties, we would have trouble pursuing all of these efforts, as would many student organizations who are constantly fundraising.”In light of the new ruling, Nuzzi encouraged campus organizations to explore alternative methods of fundraising. He mentioned that the SoCal Vocals uses Kickstarter, Indiegogo, album sales and performances already.“Parties are not the end-all,” he wrote.Other student organizations that host parties for fundraising were contacted but did not reply in time for print.last_img read more

GVC, William Hill and bet365 top the list of GambleAware donations

first_img According to recent figures released by GambleAware, UK operators GVC Holdings, William Hill and bet365 have topped the list of donations received by the charity, having given a combined amount of over £3.3m in 2018/19.GambleAware published its list of donations for the twelve months ending 31 March 2019. It has been pointed out that GVC Holdings, the umbrella group for Ladbrokes and Coral, had donated over £1.46m to the charity during the year. William Hill was recognised for its £1m donation, while bet365 had donated £868,000 over the year. Marc Etches, CEO of GambleAware, commented: “At a time when GambleAware has moved to be completely independent of the gambling industry, it is encouraging that fundraising has reached a record £9.6 million in the last 12 months. This is still below the minimum of £10 million we had asked for but with the help of £7.3 million in regulatory settlements we are well placed to deliver our strategic priorities.“GambleAware is at the forefront of commissioning a National Gambling Treatment Service, working with the NHS and others such as Citizens Advice to help direct people to the right intervention. However, there are two million adults suffering some level of harm and less than three per cent of the reported number of problem gamblers access services currently so it is clear there is much more to be done.“Meeting our existing commitments will require a minimum of £10 million in the next 12 months but the National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms will require a significant step-up in funding from April 2020.”Paddy Power Betfair and Camelot UK Lotteries came high on the list of donors to the industry charity, with donations of £445,000 and £390,000 respectively. The list of contributors consists of operators and suppliers in the industry, in addition to donations in the form of unclaimed winnings, dormant accounts and other funds.The funds are used by the charity to help the development of initiatives targeted towards the prevention and treatment of problem gambling across the industry. Etches continued: “We ask all those who profit from the gambling industry in Great Britain, whether or not they hold a licence from the Gambling Commission, to donate a minimum of 0.1% of their annual Gross Gambling Yield (GGY) directly to GambleAware.“GambleAware is at the forefront of commissioning a National Gambling Treatment Service, working with the NHS and others to help direct people to the right intervention. GambleAware has commissioned specialist treatment for gambling addiction and Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust since 2008 and in the summer a second specialist clinic will open in collaboration with Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. GambleAware also commissions treatment in a residential setting via the Gordon Moody Association. “And for those who need less intensive treatment, there is a national network of providers, led by GamCare. Last year, 30,000 people received advice from the National Gambling Helpline and 9,000 people were treated. Taken together, the National Gambling Treatment Service provides safe, effective treatment and support, free at the point of use, for people across Britain who are addicted to gambling.” Share Submit GambleAware: Engage those with lived experience of gambling harms August 28, 2020 Share GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020last_img read more

Elizabeth Addo: Black Queens captain scores as Jiangsu Suning lift title

first_imgBlack Queens captain, Elizabeth Addo, was on the score sheet as her club Jiangsu Suning retained the Chinese Women’s Championship title on Monday thanks to a 3-0 win over Dalian Quanjian.Going into the final, Addo, had provided two assists  in their 7-1 semi-final win over Changchun.Tang Jiali helped Jiangsu gain a 2-0 first-half lead before Addo’s second-half effort helped them to retain the coveted crown.“Ama Pele” poses with the trophyIt was the Ghana international’s third goal in eight games in all competitions and she has now won her first silverware in China since moving to the Asian nation in April.Jiangsu are now back-to-back winners after they defeated Dalian by the same score at the Weifang Sports Center Stadium to clinch the trophy last year.last_img

Revealed:Mohammed Alhassan appointed as PRO of Inter Allies FC

first_imgThe management and directors of newly promoted Ghana premier league side Inter Allies football club have appointed ace broadcast sports journalist Mohammed Alhassan as the club’s Public/Media Relations Officer.A statement signed by the club’s Delali Eric Senaya, Chief Executive and brands manager , says the appointment forms part of the newcomers strategic plans to position themselves in the public, as well as promote the club’s image in the 2013/2014 premier league.Alhassan who has over ten years of media experience would be in charge of human relations, communications and Marketing of Inter Allies FC with immediate effect.The Club and its Soccer Academy is owned and run by Three Directors namely Omar EL-Eter, Rabeh EL-Eter, and Delali Eric Senaye.last_img

MTN FA CUP:Kotoko walk-over AshantiGold

first_imgPremier League leaders Asante Kotoko take a huge step towards winning the double after gaining a walk-over AshantiGold in the MTN FA Cup.Kotoko are now through to the semi-finals despite not kicking a ball at the Accra Stadium on Sunday as the Miners failed to show up for the last-eight meeting.Referee Samuel Gyasi sounded the whistle to call off the game after 30 minutes of waiting for AshantiGold to turn up as players of Kotoko remained on the field.The Porcupine Warriors now join Inter Allies in the next round of the Cup competition as they await two other Clubs for the last-four draw.last_img

Wellington Police Notes: Friday, Dec. 28 – Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012

first_imgSunday, December 30, 2012•1:14 a.m. Officers investigated a domestic battery in the 600 block of S. Washington.•1:46 a.m. James W. Norris, 43, Wellington was arrested and charged with domestic violence battery in the 600 block of S. Washington.•2:35 a.m. Melinda K. Crittenden, 36, Wellington was arrested and charged with domestic violence battery in the 600 block of S. Washington.•9:32 a.m. Officers took report of found property of a wallet in the 400 block of N. F.•10:10 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of a purse in the 400 block of N. F. Saturday, December 29, 2012•6:54 a.m. Daniel L. Teague, 41, Wellington was arrested and charged with illegal registration in the 800 block of E. 9th.•10:09 a.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 2000 block of E. 16th items.•8:21 p.m.  Officers investigated driving while suspended and operating a motor vehicle without proof of insurance in the 1100 block of N. A Street.•Jaron G. McCormack, 25, Winfield, was arrested for driving while suspended.•9:45 p.m. Officers investigated a possession of depressant, possession of drug paraphernalia and minor in possession of tobacco in the 800 block of S. Woodlawn. Wellington Police Notes for Friday, Dec. 28 to Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 Friday, December 28, 2012•1 a.m., Randall D. McPhail, 18, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with failure to stop at a stop sign and no proof of insurance.•1:50 a.m. Luis Martinez, 40, Cape Coral, Fl was issued a notice to appear charged with speeding 46 mph in a 35 mph zone.•9:39 a.m. Officers took a report of a drug overdose of a known suspect in the 100 block N. High, Wellington.•12 p.m. Herbert L. Hunter, 57, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with control of animals.•1:39 p.m. Officers took a report of a lost tag in the 700 block N. G, Wellington.•2:07 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity of known subjects in the 1200 block N. A, Wellington.•2:40 p.m. Officers investigated a theft and criminal trespass of unknown suspects in the 1400 block of N. B.•3:37 p.m. Officers investigated criminal use of a financial card in the 1400 block of E. 16th.•3:37 p.m. Officers investigated criminal use of a financial card in the 1100 block of W. 8th.•3:37 p.m. Officers investigated criminal use of a financial card in the 1100 block of W. 8th.•3:37 p.m. Officers investigated criminal use of a financial card in the 1400 block of E. 16th.•3:37 p.m. Officers investigated criminal use of a financial card in the 1400 block of E. 16th.•3:37 p.m. Officers investigated criminal use of a financial card in the 1100 block of N. A.•3:37 p.m. Officers investigated criminal use of a financial card in the 1400 block of E. 16th.•3:37 p.m. Officers investigated Criminal use of a financial card in the 2000 block of E. 16th.last_img read more

Tropical Storm Sebastian Forms in Atlantic

first_imgJust when you thought the hurricane season was coming to a quiet close, Tropical Storm Sebastian pops up in the mid-Atlantic.According to the National Hurricane Center, the newly developed storm is no threat to the US coastline and is expected to get caught up in a frontal system as it moves northwestward through the open Atlantic. BULLETINTropical Storm Sebastien Advisory Number 1NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL2020191100 AM AST Tue Nov 19 2019…TROPICAL STORM SEBASTIEN FORMS……EXPECTED TO REMAIN OVER OPEN WATERS…SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST…1500 UTC…INFORMATION———————————————–LOCATION…20.1N 58.7WABOUT 275 MI…445 KM NE OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDSMAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…45 MPH…75 KM/HPRESENT MOVEMENT…NNW OR 330 DEGREES AT 8 MPH…13 KM/HMINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1008 MB…29.77 INCHESlast_img read more

Local teacher on the chopping block after threatening to kill someone in front of students

first_imgA Palm Beach County School’s teacher may lose his job after he reportedly threatened to kill someone in front of students. The incident was reported on April 23rd.According to the district, Raymond Berger a physical education teacher at Eagles Landing Middle School, reportedly told another teacher “I’m going to f*****g kill someone right now,” while both teachers were in front of students. Berger then continued saying “I would rip out Peccia’s eyes,”  which was also said in front of students.The school district says the comments made in front of the students are enough to fire Berger, however, they are going to leave it to a vote.The district will vote on the decision Wednesday during a meeting.last_img

Broward County Man Threatened To Kill Donald Trump

first_imgA Broward County man is facing federal charges for allegedly threatening to kill President Donald Trump in response to killing Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani, according to court records.Chauncy Devonte Lump,26, was reportedly on Facebook live as “Blackman vs America” and making threats to the President.A Facebook employee reached out to Broward Sheriff’s Office and told them that Lump was seen in the video saying “he killed my leader, and I have to kill him. I am ready for Donald,” and “the Feds are watching. I am not afraid of the Feds.” “Please tell me where is Donald Trump. I need to find the Donald and if I don’t find him I have to blow up Broward County,”In the video he was also holding what appeared to be a loaded AK-47, according to the arrest report.Lump told Broward officials that the threats were a “joke.”He was arrested and is facing a federal charge along with a county charge of making a false bomb report.Lump’s was set at $100,000 and is ordered to appear in court on Friday.last_img read more

Trump’s PB Weekend: Prepping for Impeachment, Golfing, Recalling Soleimani Strike

first_imgPresident Trump attended a black-tie event at Mar-a-Lago Saturday night, before leaving back to Washington, D.C. Sunday morning.The President spoke at the Palm Beach Policemen’s and Firemen’s Ball and then took pictures with guests, based on social media posts. The event is “widely considered one of the most fun and successful balls on the Palm Beach Social Calendar,” according to the association’s website.Before that event, House Democrats and President Trump’s legal team spent time outlining their competing arguments for the impeachment trial, which is set to begin on Tuesday.Meanwhile, Mr. Trump gave donors attending another fundraising event at Mar-a-Lago on Friday evening a detailed explanation about what happened on the night of the U.S. drone strike that killed Iran’s top military commander, General Qassem Soleimani.Trump described watching remotely as Soleimani arrived at Baghdad International Airport, where he was met by Iraqi paramilitary leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the head of Kata’ib Hezbollah, according to reports.“He was saying like we’re to attack your country, we’re going to kill your people,” Trump told donors, according to an audio recording obtained by CNN. “I said you know, I said, look how much of this [expletive] do we have to listen to, right? How much are we going to listen to it?”He also joked to those at the event that he received less credit than Conan, the Belgian Malinois dog that assisted in the Baghdadi raid.The commander-in-chief spent the first half of Saturday at his West Palm Beach Golf Club, Trump International.He left for the club at around 9:45 a.m. and returned to Mar-a-Lago before 3 p.m.last_img read more