Suicide or murder? Aklanon’s death in HK baffles cops

first_imgKALIBO, Aklan – Police are investigating if the Aklanon overseas worker who died in Hong Kong indeed committed suicide.According to the report of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO), the female overseas Filipino worker (OFW) from Buruanga, Aklan fell from the fifth floor of a building around 6:30 a.m. on Thursday. “The 999 emergency ambulance of the Yau Ma Tei Police Station brought her to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital after she jumped off from the window of her room. The OFW was immediately operated but passed away around 1 p.m. the same day,” the POLO report read. “Rest assured that the case will be closely coordinated with the attention for monitoring and updates,” the report added.Philippine Consul General in Hong Kong Raly Tejada, in a statement, said he will meet the employer of the OFW on Sunday./PNlast_img read more

Recount those Florida votes!!

first_imgOn Tuesday night preliminary results of the midterm elections in Florida left Democrats with the blues. The expected ”Blue Wave” of Democratic victories failed. But unknown to most voters were that thousands of mail-in and provisional ballots were still being be counted. On Wednesday as these votes were counted, it became evident that the results of key races for US Senator, governor and commissioner of agriculture will have to be recounted. This outcome has given hope that one or more of these results could be overturned.DeSantis’s lead shrinks from 0.68 to 0.44%Tuesday night preliminary results had Andrew Gillum, Democratic candidate for governor narrowly losing his bid to be  Florida’s first black governor by 0.68 percent, approximately 65,537 votes, to Republican Ron DeSantis. However, by Thursday morning DeSantis’ lead shrunk to 0.44 percent or 36,223 votes According to Florida’s electoral law a recount can be requested by the losing candidate if that candidate loses by less than 0.50 percent of the votes. With thousands of votes still to counted in Broward and other counties up to Thursday morning, it became apparent that a recount would be requested by Gillum’s campaign although he had conceded defeat to DeSantis on Tuesday night.Rick Scott’s lead shrinks from 0.37 to 0.18 percentIn the US Senate race between incumbent Democratic Senator Bill Nelson and Florida incumbent governor Rick Scott, Tuesday’s result had Scott winning 0.37 percent of the votes counted. However, although Scott declared his victory, Nelson refused to concede and indicated on Wednesday he would be seeking a recount. By Thursday Scott’s lead dropped to 0.18 percent or 15,085 votes.  Nikki Fried now leads in votes cast In the race for Commissioner of Agriculture, the results on Tuesday saw Democrat Nikki Fried losing to Republican Matt Caldwell by less than 0.50 percent. As votes continued to be counted by Thursday Fried took over the lead by a narrow 0.9 percent.Florida counties have until noon on Saturday November 10 to submit their final tally of votes. If the final tally for any race fall below 0.50 it’s pretty certain the losing candidate will seek a recount. The first recount would be conducted by refeeding the paper ballots into voting machines to be re-tabulated. If after this procedure the winning candidate margin is less than 0.25 percent another recount will be conducted by hand count.The delay in counting mail-in and provisional ballots has incensed the opposing campaigns. A campaign spokesman for Scott insisted Scott won fairly, and criticized Nelson for insisting on a recount saying, “It’s a sad way for Nelson to go out.” But Nelson remains unfazed.Scott reacts with anger The delay in the counting votes in Palm Beach and Broward counties has drawn criticism from Scott and Republican US Senator Marco Rubio. Scott threated to sue Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes and Palm Beach Supervisor Susan Bucher for allegedly refusing to release details on voting tabulations and hindering the processing of absentee ballots respectively. In a tweet Rubio asked why “Broward County elections can’t do what 65 of 67 counties did, count all votes in a timely way and in compliance with Florida law?”If the votes are to be recounted in any or all the three races this would likely be done next week.last_img read more

Authentic Gaming opens Slovakia client support & integration office

first_img Slovak Hockey praises Tipsport’s vital support June 24, 2019 TIPOS Slovakia chairman arrested on money laundering charges November 28, 2019 Submit Share EU research agency demands urgent action on loot box consumer safeguards July 29, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Related Articles Seeking to expand its European commercial capabilities, industry live HD casino games supplier Authentic Gaming has announced the opening of its new state-of-the-art office in Slovakia.The firm’s Slovakian division will act as an operational support for its Malta commercial unit providing the key functions of data provisions and back office development.Furthermore, the office will host a dedicated client integrations team to shorten the time to market for the company’s rapidly growing list of operator clients.Authentic Gaming details that at present its Slovakian operations employees 15 tech integration focused employees.  Authentic Gaming managing director, Jonas Delin, commented on the office opening:  “I am delighted to be cutting the ribbon on our new office, which is a major milestone for Authentic Gaming as we continue to expand our business across Europe.“We chose this location because it has a growing reputation as hub for tech companies. It is located in the heart of central Europe, and provides access to an impressive talent pool that we can tap into.“In the short term this office will focus exclusively on clearing our new client integrations back log and to support our continuous flow of new operator signings,”last_img read more

Clippers’ Willie Reed jailed on misdemeanor battery charge in Miami

first_imgWillie Reed, a backup center who signed a one-season, $1.5 million contract with the Clippers last week, was arrested early Sunday morning in Miami on a misdemeanor battery charge stemming from an alleged domestic-violence incident, according to multiple reports.Reed’s wife told police that he dragged her across their apartment while wrestling for a purse and later pulled her hair and grabbed her by the wrist during an argument Saturday night, according to the police report.Reed’s wife told police the argument started when she told her husband she wanted a divorce. She said she was knocked to the ground while struggling over her purse and dragged around the apartment until the strap broke. She also alleged Reed tore her shirt as she went to the lobby of the apartment building to notify the concierge, then returned to get her two children. When the woman picked up her youngest son and started to exit the apartment again, she told police, Reed grabbed her by the hair to take the child back, then grabbed her left wrist and twisted her arm to get her to the ground. She said she responded by hitting Reed in the head with a glass candle.Reed told police that he never put his hands on his wife, but he did acknowledge grabbing her shirt and her purse, according to the police report. He also told police that he touched his wife as she was getting on the elevator.Police said Reed’s wife had red marks on her left wrist, right biceps, back and chest.Reed was arrested at a downtown Miami condo, according to the Miami Herald. He was booked Sunday at 3:06 a.m. ET. The Palm Beach Post reported that he later posted a $1,500 cash bond and was released to Heat forward Okaro White, his teammate last season. Reed’s agent, Joel Bell, declined to comment while gathering more information.“We are aware of the situation in Miami regarding Willie Reed, and are working to determine the facts around the situation,” the Clippers said in a statement.Reed spent last season with the Miami Heat and was in Miami working out in preparation for his first training camp with the Clippers next month. He averaged 5.3 points and 4.7 rebounds last season with the Heat, his second year in the NBA. He also has played with the Brooklyn Nets.Listed by the Clippers at 6-foot-11 and 245 pounds, the 27-year-old went undrafted in 2011 out of Saint Louis University. He played three seasons in the NBA’s D-League before signing with the Nets for 2015-16. He also has played in Israel and the Dominican Republic.He was suspended from college shortly after the start of the 2010-11 academic year for his role in a sexual assault incident involving other players on the basketball team. He returned for the start of spring semester, but was later withdrawn by the university for failing to meet the terms of his reinstatement as a student. He then applied for the 2011 NBA draft.Reed is the second Clipper to be arrested in the last 17 months. Forward Branden Dawson was arrested in March 2016 in Los Angeles on suspicion of spousal abuse. He was never charged, and the team waived him four months later.A policy on domestic violence was a significant part of the collective-bargaining agreement reached by the NBA and the Players Association last December. It took effect last month, and Reed’s case could be the first covered by it. Under the CBA, the NBA has the power to investigate domestic-violence incidents and to punish players, subject to challenge from the players’ union, regardless of whether criminal charges have been resolved.The Associated Press contributed to this story.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more