Lawsuit filed to smoke medical marijuana

first_imgThe chief proponent, Attorney John Morgan, behind legalizing medical marijuana in Florida isn’t satisfied. The Orlando, Florida attorney has filed a lawsuit against the state although Governor Rick Scott signed a medical marijuana law in June . Morgan, and other medical marijuana proponents are dissatisfied that the law does not allow smoking of marijuana for medical purposes. The law which is now in effect allows licensed doctors to prescribe oral and vaporized medical marijuana products.Initiated Constitutional Amendment 2In 2013 Morgan initiated the movement behind the approval of a constitutional amendment to approve medical marijuana in Florida. In 2014 voters failed to approve Constitutional Amendment 2 by just 3 percent of the required 60 percent needed. However, in 2016 72 percent of voters approved the amendment.The law Governor Scott signed was based on a bill passed earlier by state lawmakers to implement the Constitutional Amendment.The new law allows terminally or severely-ill patients with authorized prescriptions to buy medical marijuana products from licensed dispensaries within Florida.Legislature violated constitutional amendmentIn his lawsuit Morgan claiming the Florida Legislature violated the Constitutional Amendment’s intent by banning smoking of marijuana for medical purposes. The law suit states, “By redefining the constitutionally defined term medical use to exclude smoking, the Legislature substitutes its medical judgment for that of a licensed Florida physician, in direct conflict with the specifically articulated Constitutional process.”Medical study supports smoking medical marijuanaMorgan’s lawsuit cites medical studies showing that moderate use of combusted marijuana doesn’t cause significant respiratory damage, and in some cases even benefits the lung.Another flaw in the law, claims Morgan, is the limitations placed on doctors who want to treat patients with medical marijuana.The lawsuit was filed recently in Leon County on behalf of the Florida-based People United for Medical Marijuana, which Morgan currently chairs.As justification for the lawsuit Morgan said. “The amendment clearly stated that medical marijuana would not be allowed for smoking in public places.”Several patients would benefit from the smoking of marijuana the attorney claims. Patients with ALS and epilepsy would particularly benefit more by smoking marijuana than vaporizing it as allowed under the new law, Morgan stated.Morgan says he plans to add the names of those patients to the list of plaintiffs in the lawsuit.Copyright 2017 – Caribbean National Weekly Newslast_img read more

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Enyimba Captain Excited At Super Eagles Call

first_imgEnyimba FC striker Mfon Udoh has expressed delight at being invited among 30 players to the Super Eagles camp ahead of Nigeria’s 2018 Championship for African Nations (CHAN) qualifier.The record Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) top scorer has found the back of the net 10 times for the people’s elephant this season and has been rewarded with a call up by Chief Coach Salisu Yusuf, as the Super Eagles gets set to face either Togo or Benin republic in August.Speaking to busybuddiesng.com in a phone interview, Mfon acknowledged that it’s been two years since he was last invited to the national team and so is keen to prove his quality while in the camp which resumes on July 16.“The last time I got a national team call-up was I think 2015,” he said. “It shows I’m back to shape and I promise I’m going to keep that flag flying.”Nigeria failed to qualify for the first three editions of CHAN before winning bronze in 2014 under the late Coach Stephen Keshi and getting knocked out in the group stages in 2016 with Sunday Oliseh in charge.Enyimba’s captain, Udoh, is however of the opinion that the NPFL “has improved a lot”, and this gives the current Nigerian side a slight edge at next year’s tournament.“You can see the big names that have been invited to camp,” The former Akwa United player, said. “With the good coaches that we have already, I think the team is going to blend, and we see ourselves qualifying.”The 2018 Africa Nations Championship takes place in Kenya from January 11 to February 2. The competition is exclusively for players who ply their trade in their home league. Audio Playerhttps://www.busybuddiesng.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/MFON-CHAN-TEAM.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Audio Playerhttps://www.busybuddiesng.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/MFON-UDOH-CALL-UP.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Relatedlast_img read more

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Bienvenue… Nicolas Béraud returns as CEO of Betclic

first_imgShare French sports betting operator Betclic has confirmed that founder and former Chief Executive Nicolas Béraud will return as leader of the operator replacing Isabelle Andrès who has left the company.Part of the executive team which founded ‘BetClick Limited’ in 2005, Béraud left the French operator in 2011 following the firm’s merger with Mangas Everest Group. Béraud’s return sees him take over as the firm seeks to recover its position as a leading French online bookmaker following its struggle to adjust to the conditions of regulated French online betting sector.Furthermore, Béraud will be tasked with leading Betclic’s international growth strategy, which last year saw the bookmaker become the first international operator to enter the Portuguese online betting market launching Betclic.pt.“I am delighted to be back at the head of Betclic Group, which I led until 2011,” Béraud said of returning to Betclic. “I am convinced that with the involvement, expertise and passion of the group’s employees, we will be able to accelerate our development and innovate by reinventing Betclic.”Betclic governance confirmed the departure of CEO Isabelle Andrès (2013-2017), stating that she had chosen to work personal projects. Andres will continue to advise Betclic  German market subsidiary bet-at-home. Submit StumbleUpon Related Articles Betclic launches first interactive show keeping Portugal busy April 23, 2020 Share Betway expands Euro profile securing Portuguese licence February 18, 2020 Betclic aims for highest French profile with Ligue 1 betting partnership July 1, 2020last_img read more

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Luton Town enriches fan experience with Sportego partnership

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Submit Exeter City the latest side to back Responsible Gambling Week October 29, 2018 UGP app by Sportego achieves 2.2k downloads in 8 days October 7, 2016 SBC News invites Oddschecker to take the Tipster Challenge June 22, 2016 Luton Town FC and Sportego have agreed a fresh partnership which will see the data-driven sports analytics agency, help the Hatters forge better relationships with fans, improve fan engagement and increase sponsorship revenue.Sportego has proven its ability to deliver impressive results for its clients by uncovering actionable insights by breaking down sales and membership data. The group’s client, Derbyshire County Cricket Club, was nominated for the “Best Use of Analytics, Data or Research” Award at the upcoming BT Sports Awards with Sportego’s help. Luton Town will look to unlock insights from Sportego’s data as the club continues to improve the fan experience and club communication.Colm Ó Méalóid, CEO of Sportego commented: “Luton Town are a team on the rise and on the verge of promotion into League One. They have also shown massive ambition off the field and they consistently see a high level of engagement amongst their fans. This is clear from their impressive attendance numbers and engagement on social media. We will look to increase these levels of fan engagement even further by ensuring the needs and desires of Luton Town fans are catered for.”Speaking about the new partnership, Ed Smith, Marketing and Communications Manager at Luton Town FC added: “We see data as a key element of our fan engagement strategy. It is important for us to get to know our fans better, to understand their behaviours and make sure our communication is relevant to each fan. Sportego will help us use data as the bases of tailored communication with our fans, thereby improving the fan experience and the effectiveness and return on investment of the club’s marketing activities.”Luton are currently second in League Two and are on the brink of confirming automatic promotion to League One, sitting seven points clear of fourth place Exeter City.last_img read more

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BetConstruct puts live betting education at the heart of US plans

first_img VBET agrees Armenian Premier League and Armenian Cup sponsorship August 13, 2020 BetConstruct will be using its “huge library of live match betting choices” to educate the US market about why in-play betting has become so popular across the world.The gaming solutions provider will be at this year’s G2E in Las Vegas, the first edition of the event since PASPA repeal opened the doors for online sports wagering in the country.Jonathan Aiwazian, BetConstruct Regional Director in the US, said: “The key for BetConstruct at G2E is to show the immense capabilities of our products, and to show our commitment to the US market.“We are looking to make big moves in the US market for the rest of 2018 and into 2019, and the plan is to use G2E to ignite some of these plans. With all the leaders in the industry in one place, we will look to exchange ideas and strengthen our path forward.”He added: “Live Casino have also shown to be quite popular in the states. We look forward to displaying our Live Studio solution featuring real-life croupier as it presents an amazing opportunity to unearth new players and new revenues.“As does our Fantasy Sports software, which generated huge interest during World Cup 2018, having been enhanced with Tournaments mode and a redesigned interface.”The BetConstruct team, who will be based at Stand 4818 in the Sands Expo from 9-11 October, has put education at the heart of its conference strategy, alongside the promotion of its full product range, some of which have not yet been seen in the US.Ahead of the show, Aiwazian said: “Educating the population on the logistics of in-game betting that has become the majority of sports bets in other countries will be the main goal of most operators in the beginning months of sports betting in the US.“As a result of not being exposed to up-to-the-second data feeds and live streaming of all matches, US bettors are not familiar with the concept of betting on the outcome of the next play.“The closest experience has been to play the second half lines in basketball or football, which does not compare to the almost unlimited betting opportunities that exist in modern online sportsbooks overseas. Whichever operators do the best job of introducing their customers to the live betting arena will be able to capture the biggest percentage of the market.”Referencing the complexity of the market, in the absence of a federal framework, he added: “The state by state regulations could cause confusion among the betting population, with the US market acting like 50 different markets. It will be a challenge to educate users about the different guidelines and tax rates in each state, especially for people who live and work near state borders.“For example, many New Jersey residents work in New York. While at home they are able to legally bet on sports, but at work, they are blocked by geolocation companies from accessing their accounts.” Share StumbleUpon Related Articles Submit Share New Polish poker table in BetGames section for STS July 15, 2020 Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020last_img read more

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Live or latent? Why scouts need to be in the stadiums

first_img SBC’s Year In Review: August’s big betting news December 27, 2019 Share Submit StumbleUpon SBC’s Year In Review: June’s big betting news December 24, 2019 STATSCORE chosen as the main sponsor for Futsal Ekstraklasa August 11, 2020 Share Related Articles Data from live scouts is the fuel that powers the sports betting business says Jakub Myszkorowski, Chief Commercial Officer at STATSCORE. Yet, while different levels of latency might have been accepted in years gone by, the need for the fastest and most reliable data – particularly to meet the demand for in-play wagering – means that all live scouts need to be moved to the stadiums.  What does live scouting mean? Basically, it is gathering incidents from the events as they happen and tagging them properly. For some of the incidents it is clear and obvious – eg. a goal scored would be normally counted and tagged the same way by everyone who follows the game. But the more detailed you want to get, the more interpretational problems you face. Let’s take passing in football as an example. We can divide passes by their aim – they can go forward, backwards and sideways. So far, no complaints or differences. Besides some anomalies, we can also agree upon their trajectory. Yet, when it comes to dividing passes by length, the crazy game starts. What is a short pass? But really – how would you define it? I asked this question several times while delivering lectures for football coaches and at no occasion did we come to a point where everybody agreed that we have one common definition for a short or medium pass. This is why for the data collecting company it becomes more important to come up with their own protected and unified definitions, rather than chasing a Holy Grail for sports data. The latter does not exist by the way, but good luck all the Kings Arthur’s of sports data theory. Once we are all on the same page regarding the role of the live scout, we need to understand how important it is for them to work really quickly. If you and your neighbours have access to TV from different providers, you could have experienced on occasion their voices cheering for a goal, while on your screen the ball was still in the middle of the pitch. It kills a lot of fun. Indeed, when you know your team has conceded before it shows on your screen, that makes it even worse.The obvious reason for this is the delay that comes up with the technology of delivering the signal. Although all the TV channels will do their best to be as fast as possible, we can not expect that all of them will show the same incident at the same time. And whatever time it is shown, it will always be delayed in relation to the moment when it really happened. Now you can imagine how much it can affect the sports stats if you keep on ‘clicking’ them with the use of the TV signal. If you choose the wrong channels (not the fastest ones), you find yourself stuck with even 20 or more seconds latency. It would be unfair to call this data live anymore. This is why more and more sports data collecting companies tend to sign local and international official sports data deals with leagues and federations. Such deal protects both the interest of the organizers of the competitions and the company that collects the data.The former gets access to the fastest data, which can be branded as official and sold to 3rd parties, while the latter gets protected rights to the data. Official rights deal for live scouting means that only scouts from particular companies have the right to enter the stands and collect the data. No other scouts are officially allowed to secure the data collection from the venues. ScoutsFeed, one of the fastest growing arms of the STATSCORE business, was created with this idea in our minds. We wanted to make sure that we meet our partners’ needs for a quick and reliable source of live sports stats from venues. For example, in November of last year the Polish Hockey League (PHL) became the latest top league in Central Europe to select STATSCORE as its official data provider, following in the footsteps of both the PGNiG Superliga and Slovnaft Handball Extraliga. These are just some of the key examples of securing deals where the data provider commits to delivering the most accurate and the fastest data right from the venues. If the world of sports and data is still 5 minutes before a revolution, it will start with more and more stats produced right from the stadiums and indoor halls. We expect that the use of any mediums between the incident and the scout (like TV or streaming) will soon not be accepted.last_img read more

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French ANJ unified gambling authority inbound for spring 2020

first_img ANJ reveals new leadership team for French gambling July 6, 2020 Share FDJ’s ParionsSport launches sponsorship programme for French amateur football August 24, 2020 Share Submit Related Articles FDJ focuses on delivering ‘2020 savings plan’ as covid drains momentum July 30, 2020 StumbleUpon Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, State Councillor for France’s ‘National Commission for Data Protections’, has announced that her department will soon unveil its new government structure managing regulatory oversight of French gambling.Regarded as France’s leading civil servant on digital enterprise and consumer ethics, last October the En Marche government appointed Falque-Pierrotin to spearhead the development of L’autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ) – French gambling’s new regulatory body.In her remit, Falque-Pierrotin has been tasked with developing a new French gambling authority which will absorb the responsibilities of regulatory incumbents the French Treasury (land-based gaming), ARJEL (online gambling) and the Department of Agriculture (horseracing).Issuing an update, Falque-Pierrotin department detailed that ANJ had begun its takeover of ARJEL responsibilities, with the new authority aiming to be officially launched by spring 2020.Once established, Falque-Pierrotin will be retained as first President of the ANJ monitoring a unified French gambling sector.In 2018, France’s Senate ordered a restructuring of gambling’s regulatory frameworks as a requisite for allowing En Marche to sell lottery operator Francaise des Jeux (FDJ), floating the state asset on the Paris EuroNext Exchange last November. securing the government a €2 billion windfall.France’s Upper House had deemed that the nation’s gambling laws had been disrupted by a fragmented framework, which saw licensed incumbents frustrated by adhering to ‘double guardianship’ requirements set by separate regulatory authorities.Despite the restructuring, the French Treasury has maintained that it will continue its oversight of certain tax requirements related to land-based casino licensing.last_img read more

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Interwetten backs Austrian code on sports integrity

first_img Interwetten named main sponsor for Greek Super League August 4, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Share Related Articles DACH bookmaker Interwetten Sports has become a member of Austrian Sports’  ‘Fair Play Code’, an initiative developed by the government to ensure the integrity of national sports against manipulation.Co-developed by Austria’s Sports Ministry, in partnership with the OFB Football Association and Austria’s Bundesliga, the Fair Play Code aims to educate all national sports stakeholders on preventing match-fixing and corruption.The Austrian government requested that Interwetten join the code, as a vital wagering partner providing information and learnings on match-fixing and how to best monitor sports play and athlete performance.The recently formed code covers three main areas of protection – training, education and raising awareness. Furthermore, members will seek to establish a ‘central ombudsman’ for athletes and staff who have been approached by criminal actors.Backing the code, Interwetten highlights its 30-year pedigree working with diverse organisations and governing bodies minimising matching fixing risks.Interwetten underlines its proven track record of cooperation in which the DACH bookmaker has helped establish the DSWV (German Sports Betting Association), the OVWG (Austrian Association for Betting and Gambling), the MRGC (Malta Remote Gaming Council) and the International Betting Integrity AssociationDominik Beier, CEO of Interwetten said “The tennis betting scandal was the last time one saw how quickly an entire industry is put under general suspicion. It is precisely those licensed betting providers, such as Interwetten, which have always worked transparently and are equipped with a large number of early warning systems suffer the effects of betting manipulations and want to prevent them with all their might.“Manipulations happen on the black market. To prevent them, clubs, athletes and officials must be adequately trained, protected and made aware of the dangers. Interwetten is a pioneer here however, we want to do more, so partnering with the Play Fair Code is a very good next step. “ Interwetten signs Yakubu as first Nigeria ambassador July 14, 2020 SAZKA confident of European comeback as assets weather COVID-19 storm June 12, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

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Messi reveals son Thiago is huge fan of Ronaldo, 5 others and always asks about them

first_imgDespite the constant friction between fans of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, it appears that the Argentine’s son isn’t letting the on-the-pitch rivalry between the pair affect his admiration for the Juventus forward.Messi himself has admitted that Thiago is a big fan of Ronaldo and constantly asks questions about him.The Barcelona star added that Thiago constantly enquires about his Barca teammates, Luis Suarez, Arturo Vidal and Antoine Griezmann as well.PSG forward, Kylian Mbappe and Brazil’s Neymar are two other players the seven-year-old loves hearing about, according to Messi.Messi with his three sonsSpeaking to Mundo Deportivo, Messi said of his Barcelona mates, Thiago is particularly fascinated by Vidal’s haircut. “He talks a lot about Luis [Suarez], with whom we have the best relationship, about [Antoine] Griezmann and Arturo [Vidal] since the first day because of his hair and all that,” he said. “Also about people from outside, [Kylian] Mbappe, Cristiano [Ronaldo], Neymar. Yeah, Thiago knows them all, he asks questions and likes it a lot.”Messi added that Thiago and his brother Mateo have developed a love for the game and usually go and watch Barcelona’s training sessions.“The two older ones are showing more dedication to the ball Thiago and Mateo are the ones that understand the most. They come to the pitch and training sessions and are usually close to me.”With football on hiatus in Spain due to the coronavirus outbreak, Messi has been spending a lot more quality time at home with his family.Even two-year-old Ciro joins his father during his workout sessions.last_img read more

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“No financial statement, no congress”- Osei Palmer to GFA

first_imgPresident of Tema Youth Football Club, Wilfred Osei Kwaku Palmer, has accused the Ghana Football Association of serious breaches of the company’s code and its own statutes by not including the association’s audited financial statements in the notice of congress.The GFA’s ordinary congress is scheduled to come off at Prampram next Tuesday but according to Palmer, the official notice of congress sent to clubs did not include the GFA’s audited financial statements, a clear violation of article 32 of the GFA Statutes.“There have been so many breaches and violations of the company code and the GFA statutes.“Whatever we are doing for the ordinary congress, there are mandatory provisions that must be respected, he said in an interview with Citi Sports.“It is mandatory, you cannot keep one out, 32 J and K, is very clear.“The agenda for a meeting of congress, shall include the following mandatory items, they have used shall and even gone on further to state that, the following items in chronological order and then specified A to K.“32 A to I, is not my issue, J and K is my issue, he further explained.“It says presentation of the consolidated and revised balanced sheet in profit and loss account statement by the auditors.“This is not part of the agenda to this congress.“They have not asked for excuses, because you are mandated to provide it.The Ghana FA has set Congress for September 1 at the Ghanaman Soccer Center of Excellence, Prampram.The date coincidentally clashes with the Court of Arbitration of Sports (CAS) ruling on the Ghana FA versus Wilfred Osei Kwaku Palmer.last_img read more

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