12 year old fire victim released from ICU

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The apartment fire in downtown Batesville Monday resulted in a minor being flown to Riley Hospital in Indianapolis due to smoke inhalation.On Thursday, the City of Batesville was informed that Jose Saldana, age 12, has been taken off of a ventilator, transferred out of the ICU, and his condition is improving.Family members are hopeful Jose will be released from the hospital Friday.Jose’s aunt, Amanda Cline, said, “What we need the most from the community is prayers, not just for our family but for all those impacted by the apartment fire.”A local community member has generously provided long-term housing for the family.The City continues its victim relief fund to benefit the nine families displaced by the fire.Monetary donations can be delivered to the Memorial Building, 132 S. Main Street, Batesville.last_img read more

Ramandeep Singh Returns For FIH Men’s Series Finals

first_imgNew Delhi: Hockey India on Tuesday named the 18-member squad for the FIH Men’s Series Finals to be held in Bhubaneswar from June 6. The Indian team will be led by Manpreet Singh who will have Birendra Lakra as his deputy. Experienced goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh and Krishan B. Pathak will defend India’s goalpost while Harmanpreet Singh, Birendra Lakra, Surender Kumar, Varun Kumar, Amit Rohidas and Gurinder Singh will add to India’s might in the backline.A notable addition in the squad is that of forward Ramandeep Singh who returns having recovered from a knee injury that kept him out of action for nine months. Singh last wore the India colours at the Champions Trophy in Breda last year. He had since been out of action due to a knee injury. Ramandeep will join Mandeep Singh, Gursahibjit Singh, Simranjeet Singh and Akashdeep Singh to form India’s attack.The mid-field will see Manpreet play a key role along with youngsters Hardik Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Sumit and Nilakanta Sharma. IANS Also Read: SPORTS NEWSlast_img read more

Gustaf Hoffstedt: BOS – Swedish market requires clear guidance on under-18 wagering criteria

first_img Soft2Bet continues new market drive with Irokobet launch August 26, 2020 Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 Share Submit Related Articles Global Gaming adds sportsbook extension to Ninja property August 25, 2020 Gustaf Hoffstedt – BOSGustaf Hoffstedt, Secretary-General of Swedish online gambling trade association BOS, has requested that gambling inspectorate Spelinspektionen offer clarity on recent fines related to ‘betting on sports events’ sanctioned under Chapter 8 of Sweden’s revamped Gambling Act.Requesting an ‘urgent meeting’, the BOS leader urges Spelinspektionen to offer ‘clear and detailed guidance’ on Chapter 8 and its board definition, related to “betting may not relate to events where the majority of the participants are under the age of 18”.Writing to Spelinspektionen governance, Hoffstedt details that Swedish online gambling incumbents maybe unintentionally breaching Swedish gambling laws due to a lack of clarity on definition and interpretation of Gambling Act Chapter 8 provisions.BOS sanctions a ‘call for clarity’ as Sweden’s regulatory authority fines eight licensed incumbents with penalty charges ranging between SEK 700,000-to-10 million for offering betting markets on apparent under-18 sporting events.“It is imperative that the regulator provides clear and detailed guidance on what is expected of operators in order to be fully compliant with the regulations, in particular around the issue of offering odds where there may be participants who are under 18,” said Hoffstedt.“In the absence of such guidance BOS was surprised and frustrated to learn of the decision taken by the Authority to sanction several of its members without prior warning.”Detailing stakeholder concerns, BOS underlines that members have on several occasions asked the regulator to provide guidance on how it interprets sporting events involving under-18 athletes.Hoffstedt added: “We would ask the Authority to clearly define what constitutes a ‘participant’ and also to provide clarity on whether operators are permitted to offer markets where 50% or more of the participants are over 18 (as indicated in Chapter 8, of the Gambling Act.”On Tuesday, the governance of Stockholm listed Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) temporarily withdrew its Swedish sportsbook services for flagship Rizk and Guts brands, stating that it could not operate wagering services due to ‘uncertainties over market compliance’.In its statement, BOS underlines that its members have taken ‘precautious steps’ to comply with Gambling Act provisions and its broad interpretations, which have seen bookmakers amend markets and even remove all under-19 football betting markets.“In light of these recent developments, BOS remains very concerned about the future regulatory environment in Sweden and the prospect of operators unwittingly falling foul of the Authority’s interpretation of the regulations,” Hoffstedt continued.“The Authority has already taken strict action against one company by revoking its operating licence and it is of the utmost importance for BOS to ensure that none of its members face the same threat; the loss of a licence would have extremely serious implications, not only in Sweden but for their entire businesses.”BOS ended its statement calling for an ‘open dialogue and exchange of information’ helping to ensure the highest levels of compliance, which in-turn should establish a good working relationship between the regulator and its licensees. StumbleUpon Sharelast_img read more