From left to right: Justice Thoman, SADD Officer; Laura Detmer, SADD Officer; Devota Dean, SADD Advisor; Michaela Purdy, SADD Officer; Lindsey Sutton, SADD Officer.Voting ends this weekend for an online fundraiser for schools to win a grant through State Farm Insurance.Jac-Cen-Del High School has joined the insurance company’s national “Celebrate My Drive” contest, as part of Red Ribbon Week, which ends Oct. 26.High Schools across America are competing to win one of 10 $100,000 grants or one of 90 $25,000 grants. Half of these grants will be going to small schools, like Jac-Cen-Del.To win one of the grants, the school needs community members to log on to Celebrate My Drive Website, and make a commitment to safe driving while selecting Jac-Cen-Del as their school.The more commitments in the school’s name, the better the chance for them to win a grant or even a concert with Kelly Clarkson.Automobile crashes are the number one cause for teen fatality in the United States.The Students Against Destructive Decisions Chapter (SADD) at Jac-Cen-Del is promoting the program throughout the school and the community. They have been encouraging students to vote during their lunch periods since the program started on Oct. 18.Paula Reed, of FCN Bank votes for Jac-Cen-Del during Reality Check on Thursday.“This is a great program because it teaches students to be safe drivers,” said Jac-Cen-Del student and SADD Officer Michaela Purdy. “Maybe we can decline accidents.”“It is not just about driving. It is about all the decisions we make,” said student and SADD officer Laura Detmer.Voting ends Saturday at midnight. As of Friday morning, Jac-Cen-Del is ranked 246th in the nation. Community members can change that by logging on to Celebrate My Drive.
Share Share Soft2Bet continues new market drive with Irokobet launch August 26, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 Submit Global Gaming adds sportsbook extension to Ninja property August 25, 2020 Ardalan Shekarabi, Sweden’s Minister of Social Security, has told national media that the government is ready to publish ‘stage two’ of its regulatory approach on gambling, focusing on enforcing tougher advertising and marketing restrictions upon licensed incumbents.Recognised as one of the highest-profile MPs within the governing Socialdemokraterna (social democrats) party, Shekarabi is the former Minister of Civil Affairs, who played a key role in drafting the re-regulation of Swedish online gambling laws during 2018.Despite moving his departmental position, the government has maintained Shekarabi as a key advisor in the regulatory development of Sweden’s gambling marketplace.Following the first quarter of trading under the new laws established by Sweden’s revamped ‘Gambling Act’ regulating online gambling services, Shekarabi would publicly criticise incumbents for undertaking ‘excessive and aggressive marketing practices’ targeting audiences across multiple media verticals.Shekarabi would sanction Swedish gambling inspectorate Spelinspektionen to carry out a review of industry advertising, assessing whether further systems and controls were needed to limit marketing output.Speaking to national media, Shekarabi confirmed that he was ready to publish stage two of Sweden’s regulatory framework in which the government will ‘tighten legislation’ with regards to advertising verticals and online casino.“I am happy with the whole thing, but there is still an area where we will have to spend a lot of our energy in the coming months, and that is advertising,” he said.“Here we have to regain control, as we need to tighten up the law to remove the aggressive game advertising, especially with regards to dangerous elements that are attached to online casinos.”Reviewing year-1 of Sweden’s re-regulation of online gambling services, Shekarabi maintained that despite legal challenges by incumbents, the government framework should be regarded as a ‘success story’.Of note, Shekarabi highlighted that the government and Spelinspektionen had been successful in carrying out its ‘channelization strategy’, in which consumers have engaged with authorised actors.Gustav Hoffstedt – BOSGustav Hoffstedt, Secretary-General of Swedish online gambling trade body BOS, would reject Shekarabi comments stating that the minister was ignorant of the black market reality facing consumers and incumbents.“Only the Minister believes this,” he countered. “Everyone else has received the alarming message from his own expert authority at Spelinspektionen is below the government’s target of 90 per cent, and that the sewerage will continue to decline. The licensing system is leaking players.”For 2020, Hoffstedt underlines that the Swedish government should rethink its channelisation requirements, removing legislation which only strengthens black market actors targeting Swedish consumers – ‘not because the licensed companies would break any laws, but because the gaming consumers in an accelerating development leave the licensing system’.Meanwhile, Jenny Nilzon, Chief Executive of Swedish Gambling Association SPER, has warned the government that year-2 of its regulatory agenda should focus on working with licensed incumbents who have committed to reducing their advertising volume.“The industry is working together to curb advertising and we see a big difference today compared to a year ago, both in volume and content,” she added. “If the law is to be tightened further, it is important to put it against the Channelisation, that is, the customers do not apply to unlicensed gaming companies. Unfortunately, we see this trend increasing, which is a more serious problem than industry advertising.”
This is one of the greatest goals the UEFA Europa League has seen and will ever see.To score from outside the penalty box is no small deal. To score from outside the penalty box with a rabona is just inexplicably awesome.Harry Kane might have grabbed a hat-trick on a night where Tottenham Hotspur convincingly beat Asteras Tripolis 5-1 in the Europa League, but Erik Lamela’s goal made him the man of the show.Mauricio Pochettino described Erik Lamela’s wonder-strike during Tottenham’s 5-1 win over Greek side Asteras Tripolis as “unbelievable”.Lamela scored with an outrageous ‘rabona’-style strike, wrapping his left foot around his right leg to curl the ball in from 20 yards.”It was a great goal, maybe the best by one of my players,” said Pochettino. Asked about his lack of celebration, the Spurs manager said: “I only show emotion at home, and in my bed.”What is a rabona?A method of kicking the football with the kicking leg wrapped around the back of the standing leg, so it appears the player has their legs crossedThe first reported rabona happened in a league game in Argentina in 1948 and was performed by Ricardo InfanteSoon after, a magazine front cover featured Infante dressed as a pupil with the caption ‘Infante played hooky’; rabona means to skip school in SpanishDiego Maradona, Roberto Baggio, Gianfranco Zola and Paul Gascoigne are among the players who have performed a successful rabona during a game Lamela’s magnificent strike was hailed by his team-mates as one of the best they have seen.Striker Harry Kane, who hit a hat-trick as Spurs strolled to victory, said: “It was crazy. He’s got that in his locker and it was great for him to do it on the big stage.””Stunned”, “crazy”, “unbelievable” – Spurs players and management describe Lamela’s strikeDefender Jan Vertonghen added: “I was stunned, for two minutes I was just thinking about that goal. “It is 100% the best goal I’ve seen live. I’ve seen a lot of YouTube clips but I’ve never seen a goal like it. I think the Puskas award is already his.”If only my words could describe this goal. JUST WATCH IT.