Rear Admiral Tim Giardina was taken out of his post at STRATCOM after using gambling that is counterfeit at an Iowa casino. (Image: U.S. Navy)
Right Here’s something most people would agree on: watching over the nuclear arsenal of the united states of america is a fairly serious occupation. And it makes sense that you’d want to leave this particular responsibility in the hands of someone who doesn’t have any skeletons in their closet while we might sometimes think that our personal lives shouldn’t affect our job status.
Counterfeit Chips Unbecoming an Officer
This is exactly why whenever it came out that Rear Admiral Timothy Giardina had been under investigation for reportedly using counterfeit chips at an Iowa casino year that is last it took almost no time at all for him become suspended in September. Not long after, he had been demoted from three-star ranking to two-star, fired from his job as the deputy commander of US Strategic Command (STRATCOM), and reassigned to an employee officer place in Washington.
Of course, his activities also meant he’d be charges that are facing. Earlier this week, Giardina was discovered guilty under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. According to a declaration from the usa Navy, Giardina ended up being convicted on two counts of ‘conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman.’
‘ The first count involved Giardina lying to an investigator,’ the Navy statement read. ‘ 阅读更多
There is a bouquet that is heady of emanating from the Napa Valley at the moment, where winemakers are turning claret with rage within the possibility of a casino besmirching their fertile soil and lush areas.
The casino may participate a long-term aspiration for the Mishewal Wappo Tribe of Native People in america, for whom the Napa Valley is a historical homeland, that will be presently suing the US government for federal recognition. The Wappo leaders are trying to restore the federal status they lost beneath the California Rancheria Termination Act of 1958, which specially affected small tribal groups in California.
Recognition would allow the tribe to circumvent local zoning and to pursue economic development, which would theoretically allow it to build a casino without seeking approval from the community. Ca currently has 65 gambling enterprises operated by 64 different tribes.
In accordance with a research by Los Angeles-based Beacon Economics, tribal gaming supports about 56,000 jobs in California and, in 2012, hawaii’s casino employees took home $2.9 billion in wages.
Casino Would ‘Upset Agricultural Balance’
But the problem by having a casino amongst the world-famous vineyards of the Napa Valley, as the vintners aim out, is that a Napa County legal ordinance gives priority to ‘agricultural land use,’ an 阅读更多
With increasing force mounting, Qatar’s likelihood of hosting the 2022 World Cup is in doubt with bookmakers, anyway.
When Qatar won the best to host the 2022 World Cup, the jokes started almost immediately. There were allegations of bribery or other misbehavior, and lots of wondered exactly just how the world’s most massive sporting event would be held in a tiny country with blistering hot climate in the summer. That in change offered rise to the likelihood of hosting the tournament within the wintertime.
Now, with new evidence growing about possible corruption in the bidding that is FIFA, there’s reasonable doubt as to whether Qatar will end up hosting the competition at all.
All of this has caused one major bookmaker to not just replace the odds on who can host the tournament, but replace the nature for the bets altogether. The Gala Coral Group was bets that are taking whether not the competition would ultimately be played in Qatar, with odds dropping from a height of as 5-1 that FIFA would take that right away from them. Now, all wagers on that subject are off literally.
‘We’ve stopped taking bets on whether Qatar will keep the entire world Cup whilst the latest allegations suggest it appears almost certainly now,’ stated Coral’s John Hill.
United States Most Likely Replacement
The bookmaker is allowing bets on what nation will host the 2022 World Cup should Qatar have the tournament stripped away in its 阅读更多
An artist’s rendering of the brand new Resorts World vegas, which designer Genting hopes is going to be the first major post-recession project on the Las Vegas Strip.
Representatives from Malaysia-based casino giant Genting met with the Las Vegas Gaming Control Board final week to respond to questions about the suitability of their proposed $4 billion project for the Las Vegas Strip, Resorts World Las Vegas. That meeting resulted in the initial approval of the gaming license.
Genting acquired the abandoned Echelon project 14 months ago for $350 million, and it is now one step closer to realizing its ambitious new mega-resort, initial in the Strip for nearly 10 years, to be built on the half-vacant pocket of land that was as soon as home to the legendary Stardust Casino. The suitability finding is the stage that is penultimate actual certification.
It’s comprehended that the Gaming Control Board has spent the past 12 months searching into Genting’s operations throughout Malaysia, Singapore, London and ny in a rigorous assessment of the business’s suitability, but Genting’s likelihood of approval were always rumored to be high.
The company and its representatives will be found suitable by both the Control Board and the Nevada Gaming Commission, which will review the recommendation May 22. as Howard Stutz, gaming reporter at the Las Vegas Review-Journal, wrote on the eve of the meeting: ‘Short of Gent 阅读更多
‘Congress should leave us alone!’- was the response of Senator Lesniak as he denounced an Adelson-backed anti-gambling bill last week.
‘ The line that is bottom Congress should keep us alone!’ that is the verdict from New Jersey State Senator Raymond Lesniak (D-Elizabeth) as well as other Garden State legislators, who used the state’s yearly Chamber of Commerce trip to Washington DC a week ago as a platform to denounce the Restoration of America’s Wire Act.
Lesniak, along with Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Senate Majority Leader Lou Greenwald and Senate President Steve Sweeney, called on Congress to reject the bill, that will be backed by nevada Sands chairman Sheldon Adelson, and would effectively outlaw all forms of online gambling nationwide (aside from horse race), even the sale that is online of tickets.
Keep it to the States
‘New Jersey policymakers took the initiative to modernize our gaming industry through online gaming,’ said Greenwald.’Yet Congressional action threatens to destroy this innovative and fledgling effort before it’s an opportunity to succeed on its own merits. This dilemma should be kept to the states, whom are best positioned to decide if and how gaming that is online work with their communities, not by Washington.’
The bill had been introduced final thirty days by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), and disputes the Department of Jus 阅读更多