Laws of the game – Soccer Superfly XP http://soccersuperflyxp.com/ Tue, 10 May 2022 11:41:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://soccersuperflyxp.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/favicon-14-150x150.png Laws of the game – Soccer Superfly XP http://soccersuperflyxp.com/ 32 32 Mike Best of Colorado discusses the latest online poker news https://soccersuperflyxp.com/mike-best-of-colorado-discusses-the-latest-online-poker-news/ Tue, 10 May 2022 11:41:30 +0000 https://soccersuperflyxp.com/mike-best-of-colorado-discusses-the-latest-online-poker-news/ Colorado’s Mike Best covers sports betting news and the legal adoption of online gambling platforms by various states. In the article below, Mike Best discusses recent developments in online poker. Following the 2018 repeal of the Professional and Amateur Sports Betting Act (PASPA), Mike Best of Colorado explains that state governments have been allowed to […]]]>

Colorado’s Mike Best covers sports betting news and the legal adoption of online gambling platforms by various states. In the article below, Mike Best discusses recent developments in online poker.

Following the 2018 repeal of the Professional and Amateur Sports Betting Act (PASPA), Mike Best of Colorado explains that state governments have been allowed to create and pass their own laws regarding online gambling and in casinos. Since then, several states across the country have implemented online poker in one form or another, resulting in a massive increase in betting platforms and technologies.

In this overview, Mike Best from Colorado examines the ever-changing legal status of online poker in the United States and explains how the industry is changing rapidly. These updates are subject to change in the coming months, however, as more states introduce laws allowing online gambling. Check back for more updates.

Mike Best on the current legal status in the United States

Mike Wargin reports that 2018 marked a major shift for the gambling industry after the United States Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Betting Act. Under previous law, the federal government ruled that states could not license gambling establishments within their borders, however, the nation’s highest court ruled that the law interfered with the rights of State.

Since then, many states have introduced and passed laws allowing gambling online and in legal casinos. To date, online poker is legal in five states:

  • Nevada – Legalized since 2013 under special allowances
  • Delaware – Legalized since 2013 under special allocations with Nevada and New Jersey
  • New Jersey – Legalized since 2013 under special allocations with Nevada and New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania – First legalization in 2017
  • Michigan – First legalization in 2020

Additionally, Mike Best of Colorado claims that West Virginia currently has the framework in place to allow legal online poker, and that Connecticut and Illinois also appear poised to legalize gambling. Several other states have legalized betting sports online, but have not yet introduced legalized online poker.

Growing infrastructure for online poker in legalized states

Mike Best from Colorado explains that the growth of online poker has been exponential since it was legalized. In Nevada, the first state to legalize online poker, the number of players and the amount of money wagered have both increased year on year.

Although the exact numbers are not known, it is well known that the industry has grown rapidly over the years. Since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down many casinos, players have turned to the internet to get their fix, and in Delaware alone, online poker sites have seen revenue increase by up to 45.7% . This growth has certainly been replicated throughout the industry.

Mike Wargin says that although the pandemic is coming to an end, this growth is expected to continue as more states legalize online poker and the game becomes more mainstream. To meet the demand, many online betting platforms have appeared to fill the market:

1. New Jersey:

  • PartyPoker NJ
  • Borgata
  • BetMGM
  • PalaPoker
  • WSOP NJ
  • 888 NJ Poker
  • PokerStars New Jersey

2. Nevada:

  • WSOP SA
  • BetMGM Poker*
    * BetMGM has not currently launched an online poker platform in Nevada, but its parent company, Entain, recently received a three-year online poker license, indicating that the site will soon be launching in Nevada.

3. Delaware:

4. Pennsylvania:

  • PokerStars PA
  • BetMGM Poker
  • Borgata Poker
  • WSOP Pennsylvania

5.Michigan:

As you can see, Mike Best from Colorado notes that the offerings are largely governed by five main players: PokerStars, WSOP, BetMGM, 888 Poker and Borgata. However, as the industry continues to grow, it is likely that other top casino brands, such as Caesars and BetOnline, will also join the US market.

The industry still faces challenges

Mike Wargin points out that despite its unprecedented growth over the past few years, the online poker industry still faces significant challenges, including from the law. In Hawaii and Utah, online gambling is expressly illegal under state law. Additionally, the federal government still imposes restrictions that limit players’ access to online gambling platforms.

Under the current Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA), the federal government has the power to limit card payments to gambling sites. Mike Best of Colorado explains that this means players have to find other ways to fund their accounts. To circumvent the restrictions, many players instead opt to pay with e-wallets that bypass the restrictions.

It’s unclear if federal lawmakers will eventually change the restrictions, though they appear to run counter to state rights to pass legislation regarding online gambling. For now, players will have to follow federal laws and find alternative payment methods to circumvent the regulations.

Final Thoughts

Mike Best from Colorado explains that the online poker industry is currently in a state of flux as states across the country introduce their own gambling laws. To date, online poker is legal in five states and many more are likely to follow suit in the near future. The industry has grown rapidly in recent years, but it still faces significant challenges from the federal government and state legislatures.

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‘Access is vital’: Picnic protesters target Duke of Somerset Woods | Land ownership https://soccersuperflyxp.com/access-is-vital-picnic-protesters-target-duke-of-somerset-woods-land-ownership/ Sun, 08 May 2022 18:23:00 +0000 https://soccersuperflyxp.com/access-is-vital-picnic-protesters-target-duke-of-somerset-woods-land-ownership/ On a beautiful Sunday in May, a spot under the trees in an ancient woodland would seem like an idyllic picnic spot for the locals in the Devon town of Totnes. But when a group of 200 people took to the grass to enjoy sandwiches and slices of Victoria sponge next to the state-funded forest, […]]]>

On a beautiful Sunday in May, a spot under the trees in an ancient woodland would seem like an idyllic picnic spot for the locals in the Devon town of Totnes.

But when a group of 200 people took to the grass to enjoy sandwiches and slices of Victoria sponge next to the state-funded forest, they actually broke the law.

Indeed, the Duke of Somerset owns much of the woods in the area, and they remain largely off-limits to the public as they are used for a large pheasant shoot.

The Duke owns 1,100 hectares (2,800 acres) of land in some of the most beautiful parts of Devon, but the vast majority is inaccessible to the public. This is despite the fact that he received funds for the forest in which the protesters picnicked under England’s Forest Grant Scheme, which comes from taxpayers’ money.

Protesters march through the Duke of Somerset’s lands. Photography: Karen Robinson/The Observer

The Guardian joined protesters on Sunday as they walked for a few hours in the sunshine and had a quiet, litter-free picnic in a field next to a conifer plantation. But in doing so, the people gathered were breaking trespass laws.

The group cheered as they passed a sign that read ‘no right of way’ which indicated they were officially encroaching on the Duke’s land.

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This walk in the woods was illegal because there is no right to roam in the English countryside. In Scotland, visitors have the right to visit green spaces, and it is agreed that they must cross with respect and leave no damage.

Harry, a young resident of Totnes and one of the organizers of the protest, told those gathered: “We are here for a peaceful protest, ready to fight for the right to access to land. It’s not about a protest or a big march, it’s about a peaceful walk in the woods that we should all have access to when it’s so important to our health and well-being. We want to be safe, we want to be respectful, and we will pick up trash. »

The protesters were keen to pick up litter in the woods, which are mainly used for herding and shooting pheasants. Plastic canisters littered the ground, and in a valley visible from the grounds where protesters were picnicking was a “pheasant graveyard”, with at least 100 bird carcasses dumped next to an old washing machine and a pile of wire netting.

Sienna, 25, an environmental worker from Totnes, said: ‘It just shows the excess, these people aren’t even eating them. They shoot them for fun and throw them disrespectfully.

She moved to Totnes with her partner, Ross, 29, two years ago and the pair were here today for their first mass intrusion. “There’s a lack of connection to nature,” Sienna said, adding, “More kids know the names of Pokémon than wild species. We need access to the countryside to be able to train the next generation of people.” environmentalists and have a wilder future.

Harry, one of the protesters
Harry: “This is a peaceful walk through the woods that we should all have access to when it’s so important to our health and well-being.” Photography: Karen Robinson/The Observer

Ross added: “I think people need to be able to enter the environment to fight climate change. If they can’t get in there, it will be much harder to show people what they need to protect. The Duke of Somerset is expected to open his grounds, at least when there is no filming, so people can experience nature.

The trespass law prevents people from walking around freely. Last year, the Treasury commissioned Tory peer Theodore Agnew to lead a nature access review, asking respondents for ‘radical and concerted thinking’ to achieve a ‘quantum change in the way our society helps people’. people to access and engage with the outside”. But, as the Guardian recently revealed, the review has been quietly shelved and there are currently no plans to reveal the results to the public.

Totnesians involved in today’s event have called for more of the English countryside to be made accessible to the public. Currently, members of the public are allowed to roam in just 8% of England; on the remaining 92%, the law of trespass still applies.

Large swaths of private woodland remain off-limits to walkers, with owners using them instead to release and shoot pheasants, a non-native species of game bird. An estimated 50 million pheasants are released into the UK countryside each year, equivalent in weight to the total biomass of wild birds in Britain.

The people of Devon shouted: “Less room for pheasants! More room for peasants! as they entered the forbidden territory, which was empty except for a couple of stage managers, who kept a suspicious eye on the protesters.

Siena and Ross
Siena and Ross. “More kids know the names of Pokémon than wild species,” Sienna said. Photography: Karen Robinson/The Observer

Although they didn’t want to speak to the Guardian, the estate managers seemed amused by the peaceful group, who sang about pheasants as they strolled through the bluebell woods.

Guy Shrubsole is an author and one of the leading campaigning voices for homelessness rights, who lives near Totnes.

On the march, he said: “Regular access to nature is vital for people’s physical and mental health, but much of the English countryside is closed off behind intimidating fences and signs.

Guy Shrubsole at the Picnic Demonstration.
Guy Shrubsole at the Picnic Demonstration. Photography: Karen Robinson/The Observer

“Many woods – such as those belonging to the Duke – are off-limits to the public as they are overflowing with pheasants put there for a few days of filming, with extremely detrimental impacts on the environment.”

He said he had invited the Duke to join the protesters, but received no response.

“We are a very non-confrontational event today. We have contacted him at his estate address and at his address in the House of Lords. We wanted to say that if you go down to the woods today you might be a bit surprised by the numbers there. But you are also welcome to come and join us for a picnic and discuss the possibility of negotiating better access in the future.

The Duke of Somerset did not respond to a Guardian request for comment.

Frankie Gould, another local resident involved in the event, said: “Since our local group started breaking in last year, we have visited many woods that are off limits to the public, locked behind wire fences. barbed wire and prohibition signs.

“Yet the landowners in all the woods we visited benefited from state-funded forestry subsidies. Public money, but no public access – how is that true?

“The Forestry Commission and the Woodland Trust give the public full access to their woods – why shouldn’t the big private landowners do the same?”

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Sony Says It Won’t Make Bungie Games Exclusive, But FTC May Not Be Convinced https://soccersuperflyxp.com/sony-says-it-wont-make-bungie-games-exclusive-but-ftc-may-not-be-convinced/ Fri, 06 May 2022 18:23:37 +0000 https://soccersuperflyxp.com/sony-says-it-wont-make-bungie-games-exclusive-but-ftc-may-not-be-convinced/ Sony’s acquisition of Destiny 2 studio Bungie may have hit a downturn, as The Information reports that the US Federal Trade Commission has launched a “thorough investigation” into the deal. The investigation began in late April, according to the report, and is apparently primarily focused on the possibility that Sony could make Bungie games, including […]]]>

Sony’s acquisition of Destiny 2 studio Bungie may have hit a downturn, as The Information reports that the US Federal Trade Commission has launched a “thorough investigation” into the deal.

The investigation began in late April, according to the report, and is apparently primarily focused on the possibility that Sony could make Bungie games, including the Destiny series, exclusive to PlayStation consoles. Bungie said immediately after the acquisition deal was announced that it would continue to operate primarily independently and “lead a unified Bungie community,” a stance we found to be entirely reasonable.

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Banff Bears bite Cavaliers in rugby season opener https://soccersuperflyxp.com/banff-bears-bite-cavaliers-in-rugby-season-opener/ Wed, 04 May 2022 23:15:00 +0000 https://soccersuperflyxp.com/banff-bears-bite-cavaliers-in-rugby-season-opener/ “They knew the structure and they stuck to it, so it was great to see and great to be a part of it again.” BANFF – Off the field for three years, however, the Banff Bears women’s rugby team looked like naturals when they started the season. The Bears beat WH Croxford Cavaliers, 27-0, on […]]]>

“They knew the structure and they stuck to it, so it was great to see and great to be a part of it again.”

BANFF – Off the field for three years, however, the Banff Bears women’s rugby team looked like naturals when they started the season.

The Bears beat WH Croxford Cavaliers, 27-0, on April 28 in Airdrie, despite hometown coaches not knowing what to expect after such a long layoff.

“We thought it might look like the Timbit style of hockey, but they were pretty informed,” coach Lee Garrett said. “They knew the structure and they stuck to it, so it was great to see and great to be a part of it again.”

Fuzuki Kiyota and Emma Hendry each scored two tries, and Eva O’Connor added one.

Andy Mackintosh threw a conversion in the shutout.

“We’re always lucky to have athletes from multiple disciplines on our side, so we have a good mix,” Garrett said of the team. “They are always a bit smaller than our opponents. We can use this to our advantage.

There has been a strong turnout to play for the women’s team this season with over 30 athletes from Banff Community High School and Canmore Collegiate High School. Only four players had previous rugby experience before the start of the season.

Many schools are in the same boat in terms of experience, but with many keen players, depth shouldn’t be an issue in the coming seasons.

“They demonstrated a huge learning curve and developed a great sense of their roles on the pitch and many basic rules and laws of the game,” coach Maya Russow said in an email. “Some things we’re working on are continuing to work on our set pieces, progressing together as a defensive line and straightening up in our runs.”

The girls were originally scheduled to make their debut on April 20 against the Rundle College Cobras in Calgary, but that was canceled due to a massive snowstorm.

The team gets its chance to knock out the Cobras in the season opener on Tuesday, May 10.

Boys play at 5 p.m. and girls at 6:30 p.m.

A decision on whether the games will be played in Canmore or the newly renovated Banff Recreation Grounds will be decided in the coming days.

Next, both Banff teams will be in action Thursday (May 5) in Springbank against the Phoenix.

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Enemy territory was banned in Germany https://soccersuperflyxp.com/enemy-territory-was-banned-in-germany/ Mon, 02 May 2022 22:47:00 +0000 https://soccersuperflyxp.com/enemy-territory-was-banned-in-germany/ The 2003 open-source multiplayer game, Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory, appears to have been quietly hit with a Steam ban in Germany. Despite its almost 20 years, Wolfenstein: enemy territory continues to be an active game on Steam, with multiple servers hosting Activision’s free-to-play open-source multiplayer shooter and Splash Damage. The servers are still regularly available for […]]]>

The 2003 open-source multiplayer game, Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory, appears to have been quietly hit with a Steam ban in Germany.

Despite its almost 20 years, Wolfenstein: enemy territory continues to be an active game on Steam, with multiple servers hosting Activision’s free-to-play open-source multiplayer shooter and Splash Damage. The servers are still regularly available for players to hop on and enjoy, whether they live in the United States, France, Poland, and several other countries. However, it looks like this won’t be the case in Germany in the future, as the game seems to have been quietly hit with a ban.

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Wolfenstein: enemy territory, as mentioned above, is an open-source multiplayer title originally released in 2003 by previous series publisher Activision and developer Splash Damage. The game was originally planned to serve as an expansion for the years 2001 Return to Castle Wolfenstein before getting a standalone version as a multiplayer-only game. A single-player option was also planned, but development issues led Splash Damage to focus development time and resources on multiplayer.

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The German Steam market ban was intercepted by Reddit user LongJonSiIver, who posted screenshots taken from SteamDB on the leaks and rumors subreddit. LongJonSiIver’s screenshots show Germany is listed as restricted, meaning players can’t purchase Wolfenstein: enemy territory from the country’s Steam store. This is a change that hit the game in April 2022. However, as of this writing, there have been no updates regarding the game’s outright ban on Steam in Germany. , as it would still be available on the Splash Damage Steam page.


While some players may be caught off guard by the ban, it’s also not entirely surprising given Wolfenstein‘s history with Germany’s censorship laws around Nazi imagery. Nazi censorship laws were passed in the years following World War II as Germany, like the rest of Europe, was recovering from Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party’s reign of terror. The country’s laws prohibit the dissemination and sharing of Nazi imagery, such as the swastika or the wearing of Nazi uniforms, and treats any attempt to do so as hate speech.

These laws have been something WolfensteinThe various developers of had to work around since the Nazis are the main antagonists and therefore Nazi imagery is prevalent. Machinegames 2014 reboot, Wolfenstein: The New Order, had to remove Hitler’s mustache and swastikas from the game before it could be approved for sale in Germany. However, 2019 Wolfenstein: Youngblood did not have to undergo any changes thanks to changes in German laws in 2018, allowing the use of Nazi imagery for educational or artistic purposes.


Wolfenstein: enemy territory is currently available on Steam for players outside of Germany.

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MP for Norfolk James Wild speaks in the House of Commons and Lords of Parliamentary ping pong late at night https://soccersuperflyxp.com/mp-for-norfolk-james-wild-speaks-in-the-house-of-commons-and-lords-of-parliamentary-ping-pong-late-at-night/ Sun, 01 May 2022 05:40:00 +0000 https://soccersuperflyxp.com/mp-for-norfolk-james-wild-speaks-in-the-house-of-commons-and-lords-of-parliamentary-ping-pong-late-at-night/ This week, the House of Commons and the House of Lords engaged in late-night ping-pong. Rather than a game of table tennis, it is a traditional exchange of amendments to finalize new laws as the current session draws to a close before the next legislative agenda is set in the speech of the Queen. On […]]]>

This week, the House of Commons and the House of Lords engaged in late-night ping-pong.

Rather than a game of table tennis, it is a traditional exchange of amendments to finalize new laws as the current session draws to a close before the next legislative agenda is set in the speech of the Queen.

On the agenda were the Health and Social Services Bill, the Police, Crime, Sentences and Courts Bill, the Nationality and Borders Bill, the Building Safety Act, the Elections Bill and the Judicial Review Bill.

Communal room.

These are important pieces of legislation that will better integrate our health and care system, provide new powers to strike the right balance between protests and people’s right to live their lives, fight immigration illegal and ensure that developers pay to remedy unsafe coating on buildings.

It was a battle of wills. Ultimately it is the elected House of Commons that trumps the House of Lords which does a good job of reviewing and revising legislation but should not block measures which repeatedly achieve a majority on the green benches.

The bills that became law this week are just a few of the 30 bills passed this session. Others include measures to introduce long-term funding for social care, longer sentences for the most serious and violent offenders, a lifetime skills guarantee, a new approach to funding nuclear power plants , as well as raising the national insurance threshold to benefit 30 million people. people. New measures in the Environment Act will help protect and improve our natural environment, air quality and rivers.

On May 10, the Queen’s Speech will outline the government’s priorities for the new legislation. Although the contents will not be revealed until the same day, I expect measures to include school reform following proposals announced last month, a leveling bill, the liberalization of procurement rules and new measures on economic crime and national security.

While it is important to legislate to meet the manifesto commitments, we also need to refocus on deregulation and the removal of unnecessary rules. These increase costs for businesses and hinder growth and innovation, and one of the opportunities of Brexit is to reframe our regulatory approach. Alongside this is the need for greater accountability and transparency from the 300 quangos which employ 300,000 people and account for £220bn of public spending.

As we voted on the bills, I took the opportunity to once again lobby ministers regarding the QEH campaign for a new hospital. I was able to share the very good news that QEH is now officially out of special measures thanks to the commitment of all staff for better patient care. But I have outlined the compelling case for a new hospital as part of additional improvements.

There are now 56 props and 1,528 steel and wood supports in the ceiling. The increase in props is to ensure that the hospital is safe. But we need a long-term solution – a new hospital.

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Shapiro raises $18 million in campaign contributions | News, Sports, Jobs https://soccersuperflyxp.com/shapiro-raises-18-million-in-campaign-contributions-news-sports-jobs/ Fri, 29 Apr 2022 06:38:38 +0000 https://soccersuperflyxp.com/shapiro-raises-18-million-in-campaign-contributions-news-sports-jobs/ Spotlight PA is an independent, nonpartisan newsroom powered by The Philadelphia Inquirer in partnership with PennLive/The Patriot-News, TribLIVE/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and WITF Public Media. Sign up for our free newsletters. HARRISBURG — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro has raised nearly $18 million in campaign contributions over the past 15 months — more than all […]]]>

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HARRISBURG — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro has raised nearly $18 million in campaign contributions over the past 15 months — more than all nine of his potential Republican opponents combined.

From labor unions in Pennsylvania to a Democratic megadonor in California and philanthropists in New York, Colorado, Indiana and Oklahoma, Shapiro’s vast donor base has helped position him to enter the season. general election with money.

Contrary to GOP hopefuls who are depleting their campaign accounts

battling for supremacy in a crowded field, Shapiro has no Democratic challenger. It has given the current attorney general the chance to avoid a frenzied spring of politics and focus instead on courting traditional donors — and a few unexpected ones — ahead of a fall run that could break campaign spending records. in the state.

This lack of opponents also allowed him to avoid spending much of the money he raised, according to campaign records, leaving him with a cash balance of just over $16 million. dollars in early April. By contrast, GOP candidates started the month with far less cash in hand. Former U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain had the most available, with $1.7 million in his campaign account.

Still, big national groups like the Democratic and Republican Governors Associations have yet to start pumping money into Pennsylvania, a key battleground in the 2022 and 2024 midterm presidential elections. such injections of cash could quickly change the landscape of fundraising in Pennsylvania after the May primary.

Also a potential game-changer in the coming months: so-called independent spending by people or groups who can’t coordinate with campaigns, but can still spend money on TV ads, direct mail and the like. supports that can help a specific candidate.

The stakes are high. The person who wins the governorship sets the political and policy agenda for the state and has the power to appoint cabinet members with broad authority, including election oversight. Depending on which party controls the legislature, the outcome of the gubernatorial race could profoundly alter the future direction of Pennsylvania.

Muhlenberg College political analyst Chris Borick said he was not surprised by the volume of money and outside interest in this year’s gubernatorial race. For starters, he said, modern political history in Pennsylvania does not favor Democrats: Voters here have alternated between electing Democrats and Republicans to the state’s highest office in recent years. decades. If this tradition holds, a Republican should succeed incumbent Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf — and reversing him will take work and money.

Borick also said Democrats appear unlikely to take control of either legislative chamber in the fall election. As a result, they focus their efforts on maintaining control of the executive, if only to control the actions of the legislature.

Anne Wakabayashi – who works for The Win Company, a Democratic-aligned media consultancy – said oversight is paramount.

“With the GOP legislature that we have trying to pass laws that would make us look more like Texas or Florida, the governor’s veto pen is so important,” Wakabayashi said, adding that out-of-state donors who understand Pennsylvania’s role as a key pivot state recognize the power of the veto.

Shapiro’s last two campaign finance reports run to over 4,000 pages and include contributions ranging from less than $50 to $1 million each from three wealthy out-of-state donors: Karla Jurvetson, a philanthropist and a prominent Democratic contributor from Silicon Valley; Bill Harris Jr., former head of PayPal and founder of a fintech company near San Francisco; and doctor Jennifer Duda of Menlo Park, California.

A range of Pennsylvania-based unions and their affiliated parent companies have also contributed heavily to Shapiro’s campaign, collectively donating more than $3.7 million since the start of 2021.

The Greater PA Carpenters PAC of Philadelphia has topped the list of union donors so far, giving Shapiro $500,000. The union representing Pennsylvania educators and the union representing mechanics and heavy equipment operators in the construction industry came in second with $400,000 each in contributions, campaign records show.

Yet more than six months from the general election, it is Shapiro’s individual donors who stand out with their six-figure contributions.

Billionaire Thomas Hagen, chairman of the board of the Erie Indemnity Company, ranked 951st on Forbes’ list of the world’s richest people as of April 27, gave Shapiro $500,000 in two separate donations last year, according to campaign records.

Micheal Rubin, the billionaire founder of sports e-commerce company Fanatics, Inc. and owner of the Philadelphia 76ers, contributed $250,000, while venture capitalist David Magerman, tech company executive Christian Larsen and philanthropist based in Indiana Deborah Simon each donated $200,000. .

Nearly a dozen individuals or political action committees donated $100,000 or more. This list includes an unexpected name: John Middleton, co-owner of the Philadelphia Phillies.

Middleton is a longtime supporter of GOP candidates. A decade ago, he was one of former Republican Governor Tom Corbett’s biggest donors.

Also included are more anticipated supporters, such as Wolf, a known Shapiro supporter.



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Bet Chicago to break the losing streak (April 27) https://soccersuperflyxp.com/bet-chicago-to-break-the-losing-streak-april-27/ Wed, 27 Apr 2022 05:59:00 +0000 https://soccersuperflyxp.com/bet-chicago-to-break-the-losing-streak-april-27/ Royals vs. White Sox Odds Royal odds +145 White Sox Odds -175 More less 7 Weather 2:10 p.m. ET TV MLB.TV Odds via BetMGM. Keep up to date MLB odds here. After dropping the series opener, the Chicago White Sox have now lost eight straight games. They’re looking to right the ship on Wednesday afternoon […]]]>

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After dropping the series opener, the Chicago White Sox have now lost eight straight games. They’re looking to right the ship on Wednesday afternoon against the Kansas City Royals and tie the game in this three-game series.

Suddenly, the White Sox found themselves in last place in the AL Central. As frustration mounts, their IT’s revolving door finds them AJ Pollock and sans Eloy Jimenez.

The Royals have no notable injuries although Adalberto Mondesi left Tuesday’s game with an apparent knee injury.

Dylan Cease gets the start for the White Sox as he takes on certifiable space caddy Zack Greinke. It should be fun. Let’s discuss where to find some value.

Is Zack Greinke heading for a negative regression?

Although Mondesi left Tuesday’s game with an injury, he has really struggled so far this season. His -12 wRC+ is the second worst in MLB among qualified players and he managed to do so with a career high BB%.

Speaking of wRC+, four of the last 20 qualified wRC+ players are Kansas City Royals. Whit Merrifield ranks third on this list with a -7 wRC+ and you have to wonder what’s in the water of those fountains at Kaufman Stadium. I guess it’s also the drinking water of the Royals. I could be wrong.

However, Greinke has been giving a vintage performance so far in 2022. And I’m not talking about vintage Greinke because he throws like himself, I mean vintage in that he probably throws as hard as the pitchers used to in the 1940s.

But hi. That works.

This will be Greinke’s first road start and a red flag here is that he really threw on contact. He has just two strikeouts this season, and he’s had the luxury of three struggling offenses at home, which could boost his numbers.


The White Sox in search of answers

The White Sox must listen to Tom Petty a lot because they are… Free Falling!

They’ve had a miserable time, but they’re too talented as a team to lose that much. It’s just a shame for them that the rest of their division has become more talented and they’re actually going to have to work harder to win than they have in recent years.

The White Sox are still a bottom third offense on the wRC+ team and a bottom five offense in runs scored, but a homecoming might be just what they need to get things back on track.

Their offense has struggled at home so far this season, but they may be due to positive regression, or the Laws of Averages, or something, right? They can’t be that bad.

With Cease on the mound, the White Sox should at least be able to keep the Royals off the board. Hopefully that takes the pressure off the attack.

Royals-White Sox pick

The combination of Greinke almost exclusively on contact and a White Sox offense that wants to burst seems like a good combination for a rebound.

Cease is a much stronger pitcher at home and his business has looked very impressive so far this year. Although the White Sox are the favorites, this could be a recipe for a big win.

The White Sox running line is the game here. At the time of writing it was pegged at +130 and it should be strongly considered as long as it is in positive territory.

To take: White Sox RL -1.5 (+125)

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What Viking Game Amleth Plays In The Northman https://soccersuperflyxp.com/what-viking-game-amleth-plays-in-the-northman/ Mon, 25 Apr 2022 13:40:00 +0000 https://soccersuperflyxp.com/what-viking-game-amleth-plays-in-the-northman/ Fjölnir and Thórir force Amleth to play a Viking game in Robert Eggers’ The Northman and there is a real story behind the ball game still played today. Warning: this article contains spoilers for The man from the north. Amleth is forced to play a bizarre and brutal sport in The man from the northand […]]]>

Fjölnir and Thórir force Amleth to play a Viking game in Robert Eggers’ The Northman and there is a real story behind the ball game still played today.

Warning: this article contains spoilers for The man from the north.

Amleth is forced to play a bizarre and brutal sport in The man from the northand there is a real story behind the game. The man from the north is a Viking epic from visionary director Robert Eggers (The witch, Lighthouse) with a stellar cast that includes Alexander Skarsgård, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicole Kidman, Willem Dafoe and Ethan Hawke. Throughout his filmography, Robert Eggers crafts his stories with meticulous historical detail to immerse audiences in the worlds he creates – the game played in The man from the north is one of those details.

In the film, while Amleth poses as a slave on his uncle Fjölnir’s farm, he is forced to participate in a ball game. The game consists of two teams of five players, each player with their own stick. Sticks are used to fight opposing players and to hit a hard ball against the opposing post. It would appear that the objective is to kick the ball against the opponent’s post until either team reaches a winning score or time runs out. In The man from the northhowever, the game played by Alexander Skarsgård’s character does not reach a definite conclusion as Fjölnir’s youngest son breaks off to collect the ball and is kicked by Thorfinnr (Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson of The iron Throne.) The game ends and Amleth comes to the boy’s rescue, beating Thorfinnr to a pulp.

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Like so many other aspects of Eggers’ films, the sport is based on historical evidence and is called knattleikr (resulting in “ball gameOriginally played by the Vikings of Iceland, the ball game has been referenced in many Icelandic sagas, such as the Grettis and Eglis sagas. Eggers and his co-author, the Icelandic poet and novelist Sjón, have done extensive research on the sagas. The man from the north the characters of the film and the construction of the world; the scene was probably included due to the many references to knattleikr in older sagas. Knattleikr shares similarities with other ancient ball games, such as the Roman game harpist and soul, a game played by the men of Normandy and Brittany, and therefore probably inspired by knattleikr. The recorded game rules generally match well with the version Eggers put on camera, and the game is even practiced to this day.



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Due to the incompleteness of many historical texts of Norse cultures, to this day, no one knows the exact rules of knattleikr. The fundamentals are that games are divided into teams, each with a captain. The ball can be picked up with the hands or hit with a player’s stick. The brutality of the knattleikr game in The man from the north is also historically correct, as violence and intimidation were key aspects of the game. In some sagas, the game was played on a doubled playing field; however, some say it was often played on an ice-covered surface, such as frozen ponds, which would add another layer of danger to the sport. Due to Eggers’ dedication to realism, having his actors perform on such a surface may have been deemed too risky.


Knattleikr is still performed today by reenactment groups and various American colleges, such as Yale University. Nowadays, the game is considered a spectator sport, as it was in Iceland in the 10th century and in The man from the north. In Iceland, the game was often played from dawn to dusk, and some re-enactment groups adopt these rules by ending the game either when all the beer has been drunk or when only one player remains standing. In The man from the north, after his fight with Thorfinnr, Amleth is the last man standing, which aligns with these modern rules. In the end, most of the Laws of the Game were lost over time, but Eggers put on a show of knattleikr nonetheless, and the scene was another demonstration of his concern for historical accuracy.


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With the party primaries over, now is the time to ask some tough questions https://soccersuperflyxp.com/with-the-party-primaries-over-now-is-the-time-to-ask-some-tough-questions/ Sat, 23 Apr 2022 17:15:31 +0000 https://soccersuperflyxp.com/with-the-party-primaries-over-now-is-the-time-to-ask-some-tough-questions/ Ballot box at a polling station in Iten Primary during the UDA party primaries on April 14, 2022. [Christopher Kipsang, Standard] It has been several months of noise and insults. Months of spreading lies, half-truths and alternative facts ahead of the party primaries that ended two days ago. The results of the primaries should serve […]]]>
Ballot box at a polling station in Iten Primary during the UDA party primaries on April 14, 2022. [Christopher Kipsang, Standard]

It has been several months of noise and insults. Months of spreading lies, half-truths and alternative facts ahead of the party primaries that ended two days ago.

The results of the primaries should serve as a guide, as this was the first verification exercise.

As we prepare for the main elections, we should start asking the hard questions and we should not allow ourselves to be distracted by the noise as has been happening for several months.

While it should ideally just be a silly short season, in Kenya the campaign period lasts for years, and politicians like it that way because it gives them more time to confuse the electorate.

All the rhetoric they feed us over these months is meant to distract us from taking them to task, and we all fall for it, and then parrot their lies and conspiracy theories.

The current campaign season began immediately after the last general election. Winners began to see political enemies everywhere, inside and outside their offices.

They began campaigning against their real and imagined enemies, planning how to move on to other seats or defend what they had.

Since then, Kenyans have been bombarded with all kinds of messages, none of which address the issues they face on a daily basis.

All the promises made before the last election were barely kept but they kept on doing more and swearing to improve lifestyles and end all the problems that existed before they took office and multiplied during their tenure.

Those who aspired to overthrow them also came with promises and, as usual, lies, half-truths and alternative facts. Chest pounding was the name of the game.

Each of them was sure to crush the other – and there’s nothing wrong with that – only that they were all selling the same lies, packaged differently.

The results of the primaries should serve as a guide, as this was the first verification exercise. [Renson Mnyamwezi, Standard]

But the party’s primaries did quite a few, as those who expressed confidence that they would keep their seats, improve or topple the incumbent fell by the wayside.

That they were rigged should not be of concern as Kenyans have been cultured not to accept defeat – at almost all levels of governance and in many professions.

It is probably only in Kenya that so-called eminent lawyers lose cases and then lament on social media platforms that the judiciary is corrupt, but praise its independence when they win.

While Kenyans can now claim to have controlled the politicians and there are still a few good ones left, there is still a mix of charlatans, cheats, scoundrels and outright criminals.

If ours were a civilized society as we claim, some of the people on the ballot in August should be behind bars for life, not here promising us heaven and earth and letting us down.

In this silly season, they named the problems Kenyans are facing and pledged to solve them. In the process, they blame other people and forces, and never admit at any time that they caused the problems.

It is common knowledge that they are responsible for the bad economy and the high cost of living. They passed every law that increased borrowing, introduced new taxes, or increased the rates of existing taxes.

The laws that condemned Kenyans to a life of suffering have been passed by the current generation of elected officials who want to either defend their seats or move on to others from where they can protect their loot, or fly comfortably and cover themselves the back.

None of them want to take responsibility, and all are rating themselves very well, but we can see and feel how poorly they performed.

They live in their heads, and when they go out, they attack each other, insult each other, call some projects and voting machines that Kenyans are, encourage them, then return to their hovels to brood over their problems.

However, all is not lost. In the few months that remain, they should be taken to task on their promises. If Kenyans accept being distracted and not asking the tough questions before the elections, the situation will only get worse and the suffering will not end.

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