Starting Monday, the Los Feliz native will host Daily Wager, a daily program on ESPNews airing at 3 p.m. and available for streaming on the ESPN app.Its the first regularly scheduled program from the Walt Disney Co.s sports media behemoth solely dedicated to gaming-related information and data on upcoming contests, and it likely wont be the last as legal sports betting spreads throughout the country.The Supreme Court ruling in May that legalized sports betting is expected to be a boost for sports talk shows, which are the low-cost moneymakers for outlets that need programming to supplement their live play-by-play telecasts.,Open discussion of odds, point spreads and other analytical data related to wagering on pro and college games each night could potentially energize the format for an audience that has a financial stake in the outcomes.The changes in the law open up an entirely new genre of entertainment, said Patrick Rishe, director of the sports business program at Washington University in St. Louis.Other sports networks are already on the bandwagon.,WarnerMedias digital sports website Bleacher Report announced last month that it is building a studio inside Caesars Palace in Las Vegas where it will produce gaming-related content.But as the countrys leading source of sports programming, ESPN, with its entry into gaming-themed shows, is marking the strongest indication yet of an attitudinal shift toward a once-verboten subject on which sports TV coverage has traditionally tread lightly.A daily ESPN show is an important milestone, said Lee Berke, president of the consulting firm LHB Sports, Entertainment Media.,ESPNs SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt has a popular segment called Bad Beats, which humorously focuses on heartbreaking, last-minute plays that result in teams failing to cover the spread.Van Pelt sidekick Steve Coughlin will be one of the contributors to Daily Wager along with ESPN radio host Chris The Bear Fallica, ESPN.com gambling industry reporter David Purdum, Las Vegas-based handicapper Preston Johnson, fantasy football analyst Anita Marks and sports betting expert Joe Fortenbaugh.Rishe believes programs that provide usable data for bettors have the potential to draw younger viewers who have drifted away from traditional TV for sports news.,After graduating with a degree in economics from Brown University, he immersed himself in the analytics and data related to gaming and became an expert as a sports journalist in Las Vegas, where the home team is betting, he said.While wager-related data crunched by ESPNs statistic and information group will line the screen during Daily Wager, Kezirian said the programs content will still be accessible to the non-betting fan.Were still in Year 1 of legalization and I think there is a new audience that is open-minded to the space, so we want to be inclusive, he said.
The product’s evolution stems from a Chinese hacking of Google in 2010, an incident that caused the company to recruit cybersecurity professionals from the National Security Agency and within Silicon Valley.,The company collaborated with Optiv to survey chief information security officers at financial institutions around the world to identify cyberattack trends in the financial sector.,Microsoft introduced its Azure Sentinel product, a native security information and event management tool within a leading cloud service platform.,The company’s 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report found that 20% of cybersecurity incidents and 15% of data breaches originated from people within an organization; nearly half of these attacks were motivated by financial gain, while 23.4% did it for fun.,Alphabet’s Waymo unit is now selling its custom-designed LiDAR sensors to other companies for applications in agriculture, robotics, and security.
While narrating the nitty gritty of this particular case, it is then observed in para 2 that, “In a backdrop of peculiar facts and circumstances, this Court took cognizance of a news item published in almost all the newspapers in respect of an unbecoming and unfortunate incident dated 4.7.2018 whereby a group of about 25 students, some of whom were rusticated students of the Lucknow University, entered into the University premises in the morning, blocked the way of the Vice Chancellor, raised slogans and threatened him of dire consequences.,Anyhow, the Vice Chancellor escaped from the aforesaid vandalism with the aid and assistance of the security personnel of the University but in the afternoon when the Vice Chancellor was returning from one function, these students attacked him and his security inside the University campus, resultant thereof about ten teachers of the University were injured along with several security personnel and other ministerial staff of the University.,Taking suo motu cognizance of the aforesaid incident in question, this Court passed an order dated 5.7.2018 as “In all the leading newspapers of Lucknow one of the front-page news is about the attack on the teachers of Lucknow University forcing the Vice Chancellor of the University to close the University indefinitely (sine die) and also at the same time stalling the entire admission process for the Academic Year 2018-19.,Sri Ramesh Pandey, learned Chief Standing Counsel will inform all the authorities mentioned above, both that of University and also of administration so that their presence is To be sure, it is then explained in para 3 about taking suo moto cognizance by the Court that, “The purpose to take suo motu cognizance of the aforesaid incident was not confined to Lucknow University, but was to bring under its ambit and take judicial notice of a state-wide issue of rampant vandalism and anarchy prevalent in most government aided institutions/Universities in the State, relating to the environment in higher educational institutions, University or Degree College or Medical College or Management College etc. so as to ensure an atmosphere which is conducive and which encourages the students to attain their goals as per their dreams, and where parents do not hesitate in sending their wards to the institution concerned for the reason of any non-congenial, un-academic or unruly atmosphere.,This Court vide order dated 6.7.2018 expressed its concern as under:-
“We had registered this Public Interest Litigation (P.I.L.) not only for the unfortunate incident which took place at the campus of Lucknow University, but also taking into consideration the number of incidents of rowdyism and vandalism which are occurring in the public institutions of higher education and learning in the State.
In his first budget address Wednesday, the new Democratic governor acknowledged the issue’s history, calling on lawmakers to set aside the squabbles over new casinos and expanded betting options at horse tracks that have derailed previous gambling expansion measures, and pass a stand-alone bill to legalize wagering on sporting events.,If lawmakers act quickly, Illinois could be the first Midwestern state to do so after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year overturned a prohibition on state-sanctioned sports betting.,Pritzker’s proposal has yet to be put into bill form, but the governor’s budget plan calls for creating 20 licenses for in-person or online sports betting that the state would sell for $10 million apiece.,Since gambling terminals went live in bars and restaurants in late 2012, machines have been installed at nearly 7,000 locations, and increased revenues from video gambling have helped offset stagnant state revenues from casinos and horse racing.,Ivan Fernandez, executive director of the Illinois Gaming Machine Operators Association, said his organization’s members — which own and operate the gambling terminals in bars, restaurants and betting parlors — should be allowed to offer sports betting.
I’ve been writing about Juliana vs. US for over three years—slightly less time than the plaintiffs in the case have been waiting to have their day in court.,In the US judicial system, political questions are answered—or not—by the executive and legislative branches of government usually after their trial in the court of public opinion.,Interlocutory appeals are typically permitted when the trial judge certifies to the appellate court that there are substantial differences of opinion over an important question of law that once decided would substantially affect the final outcome of the case.,The trial court judge, Anne Aiken, issues an order certifying Juliana v. United States for interlocutory appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.,The “AH, HA” moment when the future of Juliana came clear to me was the day after Christmas while reading that the Ninth Circuit Court Appeals panel of three judges granted the DOJ lawyers permission to bring the interlocutory appeal.
Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker takes control of Illinois state government Monday with a Capitol packed full of Democratic lawmakers who could help usher his agenda through Springfield if they stick together.,Pritzker’s upcoming inauguration has given hope to Democrats that they can push forward their priorities after four years under Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner marked by a historic budget impasse and fights with organized labor that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.,“Here’s the good news for J.B. Pritzker: After a 22-month campaign, he was elected governor of Illinois in November,” Democratic political consultant David Axelrod said when introducing Pritzker on his podcast last week.,Instead, that bill to give the state more oversight of gun dealers could be among the first bills that Pritzker gets to sign, letting the governor take an early victory lap.,Last week, the House and Senate voted to allow Pritzker to pay his agency heads 15 percent more than Rauner was allowed to, a request by the Democrat in hopes of attracting people to the jobs.
Today, teachers are once again on the brink of a walkout, saying public education is in peril.If the strike takes place Monday, as planned, it would be the third in the five-decade history of United Teachers Los Angeles.The earlier strikes, in 1970 and 1989, brought turmoil to the school system and angst to the city as students languished at schools with light supervision, played hooky or demonstrated while union and district officials wrangled in court and in the media for the upper hand.,The threatened walkout could do the same.As in past strikes, the pay dispute is compounded by deeper battles over the stature of teachers and the funding of public education.The district has offered teachers a 6% raise spread over the first two years of a three-year contract.,The union wants an immediate 6.5% raise, retroactive to a year earlier.Teachers have rejected the districts limited offer to reduce class size and add more support staff and are demanding the reversal of years of cutbacks to fully staff schools.The unions rhetoric reflects a theme of teacher empowerment that has been at the center of the school districts labor struggles going back to 1970, when UTLA members were off the job for nearly five weeks.The lasting effects of the earlier strikes have been mixed.,The paymaster here is the state.He wondered whether a strike might undermine any effort to amend California tax law in ways that would allow LAUSD to move up from the bottom 10 places in the country in terms of school funding.The same question infused the previous strikes.In 1970, teachers won a 5% pay raise along with smaller classes and the creation of advisory councils on which they would share power with administrators gains hailed as a watershed at the time.We have turned the school administrative system upside down, and teachers for the first time have achieved a dignity for themselves because they now speak to administrators as equals, Don Baer, UTLAs then-executive director, said at the time.But others cried sellout because the walkout failed to wring new funds from Sacramento, where Gov. Ronald Reagan remained unsympathetic.We should have stayed out on strike until Gov. Reagan and the Legislature were forced to realize that education in California is a top-priority problem, said a disgruntled teacher quoted anonymously in the Los Angeles Times.The union victory was further compromised when a court found that California law did not authorize school districts to engage in collective bargaining and nullified the contract.But the strikes impact was felt years later, in 1975, when the Legislature approved the Rodda Act, establishing collective bargaining for teachers.That was my bill to protect the teachers and give them a voice and make sure the students that the teachers taught were listened to, so the winners of the strike have to be the students, said Bill Lambert, a UTLA co-founder.,Teachers in 1970 ignored a Superior Court order declaring their strike illegal, ultimately resulting in $12,000 in fines for the union and five of its officers.The union went to court in 1989 unsuccessfully seeking an order to prevent Britton from withholding pay from teachers who refused to turn in grades.In the current dispute, the district asked a court, also unsuccessfully, seeking to require special education teachers to continue working during a strike, and the union went to court over the strike start date.But Kerchner, the Claremont Graduate University historian, sees the background themes of past strikes as greatly magnified today because of changes in the city itself no longer a mecca for socially engaged corporate leadership and the emergence of charter schools.This is a strike about the soul of public education, Kerchner said, calling it a contest between two prophets preaching opposite visions.On the one hand, Caputo-Pearl has a very clear idea of what he thinks schools in Los Angeles should look like, community schools with wraparound services.Beutner, he said, has been manifestly unclear about his plan, but given who supported him making a safe haven for charter schools is much more in his wheelhouse.For Tokofsky, this debate pits an unrealistic idealist against an unseasoned ideologue with a lack of reality on both sides.There is a lot of anger here that feels different, Tokofsky said.Johnson also sees the current situation as fundamentally different from the 1989 strike he led.UTLA keeps saying publicly its not about the money, Johnson said in an interview.
A bipartisan bill has been submitted to the Connecticut Senate that would allow sports betting at casinos located in the state.,While still subject to modifications along the way, the bill, with current working number of LCO 578, provides exclusive rights to operate sportsbooks to casinos, in particular the Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods located in Montville, which the bill’s author state Senator Cathy Osten represents.,Osten noted that nearby states Rhode Island, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware are already offering legal sports betting.,While not projecting revenues for her state, she pointed out that Rhode Island, which began regulating sports betting last November, had a seven-month revenue projection of $11.5 million.,State senator-elect Norm Needleman was quoted in the same press release as saying, “Two of Connecticut’s top-10 largest employers will benefit from this bill.
Aiming to jump-start the legislature’s consideration of sports betting, state Sen. Cathy Osten, D-Sprague, and other members of southeastern Connecticut’s legislative delegation announced Monday that they’ve submitted a bill that would allow the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes to provide online and in-person sports betting at their casinos.,The measure also would authorize the Connecticut Lottery Corp. to operate online keno within the state “pursuant to agreements” with the tribes.,She said the proposed bill is likely to change as it moves through the legislative process and could authorize sports betting at other locations, although that would involve further negotiations with the tribes, who have maintained that their existing agreements with the state grant them the exclusive right to provide sports betting.,Ted Taylor, president of Sportech Venues, which operates the state’s off-track betting facilities, another potential provider of sports wagering, declined to comment on Osten’s bill.,In December, Osten and her southeastern Connecticut colleagues submitted a proposed bill that would eliminate the need for the Mashantuckets and Mohegans to secure federal approval of amended gaming agreements with the state before moving forward with an East Windsor casino project.
A bipartisan group of legislators from Connecticut’s southeastern delegation have submitted a bill that would establish online and in-person sports betting in the state.Under the proposed law, sports betting would be operated by the state’s casinos, while the CT Lottery would operate online Keno.Lawmakers are expected to address sports betting early on in the upcoming legislative session, which begins Wednesday.,Osten’s district includes Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods, the two casinos that will likely host a large portion of sports betting in Connecticut.Sponsors of the sports betting bill include Sens. Osten, Steve Cassano, Heather Somers, Paul Formica, Sen.-elect Norm Needleman and eight state representatives (five Democrats and three Republicans).,Per a release, the bill would include age and location verification that would block access to anyone under age 21 or outside state lines.Even as states across the country have scrambled to legalize sports betting over the past eight months, lawmakers have been hesitant to embrace mobile gambling.,Only Nevada currently allows bets to be placed through phone apps, though other states have promised to look into mobile betting in the future.In addition to Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods, other potential sports betting operators in Connecticut include off-track betting sites and the CT Lottery.CT Lottery spokesperson Tara Chozet said in a statement that while the bill submitted Monday would chiefly benefit Connecticut’s casinos, lawmakers should consider other stakeholders as well.,“The CT Lottery would optimize the returns to Connecticut, and we should be included in the conversations alongside other potential operators as this discussion evolves," Chozet said.Despite some measure of bipartisan support in the legislature, sports betting has several key hurdles to clear before it becomes legal in Connecticut.