Kenosha shooter’s defense portrays him as ‘American patriot’

first_img(AP) – Lawyers for Kyle Rittenhouse have launched a social media campaign depicting the Kenosha, Wisconsin, shooter as not just a scared teenager acting in self-defense, but an American hero akin to the Minutemen who fought at the nation’s founding.,The dramatic rhetoric has helped raise nearly $2 million to pay for the 17-year-old’s defense against homicide charges in the killing of two protesters.,But some legal experts say there are risks in turning a fairly straightforward self-defense case into a sweeping political argument that could play into a stereotype that he is a gun-crazed militia member out to start a revolution.last_img

Exciting days of cricket in store for South Florida

first_imgKINGSTON, JAMAICA – AUGUST 15: In this handout image provided by CPL T20, Oshane Thomas of Jamaica Tallawahs celebrates the wicket of Evin Lewis during the Hero Caribbean Premier League match between Jamaica Tallawahs and St Kitts and Nevis Patriots at Sabina Park on August 15, 2018 in Kingston, Jamaica. (Photo by Ashley Allen – CPL T20/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Oshane Thomas Some of the biggest names in West Indies cricket will play in the Hero Caribbean Premier League in  South Florida at the Central Broward Regional Cricket Stadium in Lauderhill over the weekend of August 18 and 19, and on Wednesday, August 22.August has been a month of exciting cricket for South Florida cricket fans. First, the West Indies played Bangladesh in the second and third of a three-match T20 series in Lauderhill on August 4-5. That series like the forthcoming CPL matches took place at the Lauderhill stadium,  the only ground in North America sanctioned by the International Cricket Council.The Caribbean CPL teams playing in South Florida over the next six days are the Jamaica Tallawahs, the Trinbago Knight Riders, the Barbados Tridents, and the Guyana Amazon Warriors.Dale Holness, big on South Florida cricketDale Holness, a long-serving member of the Broward County Commission, hails South Florida’s growing reputation as a hub for international cricket. New Zealand and India have played ODIs at Central Broward Regional Stadium, which also hosted Caribbean Premier League matches in 2016 and 2017.“These games are extremely important for South Florida. It has tremendous economic impact because you have visitors coming in from around the world,” he said. “More cricket matches, played at frequent intervals has the potential for significantly increasing the revenue of businesses in the City of Lauderhill, in particular, and Broward County in general.” Holness said the Broward Commission worked diligently to have the Central Broward Regional Stadium built and functioning, and firmly believe it can be the “epicenter” of cricket in the United States. “The objective is for Lauderhill to be the prime destination for international cricket in the United States. The more games that are played at the stadium it’s the more it will attract international teams, and the more it will attract cricket fans, local, national and international.”last_img read more

SG Digital expands European footprint with Svenska Spel partnership

first_img Related Articles Submit Scientific Games bolsters virtuals portfolio with Legends Racing addition July 29, 2020 StumbleUpon Share SG OpenMarket approval sees SportCaller expand FTP distribution capacity August 18, 2020 Svenska Spel becomes 2020 eHockey Championship sponsor August 18, 2020 Share Scientific Games Corporation has announced that SG Digital will partner with Svenska Spel to provide content through the division’s Open Gaming System (OGS) and a Player Account Management solution via the Open Platform System (OPS).SG Digital will provide platform technology and a library of more than 2000 game titles from the company’s nine game studios and third-party providers, pending approval from the Swedish Gambling Authority. OGS provides customers access to an vast library of gaming content, while OPS enables one-wallet access and top-tier loyalty programs. SG Digital will also provide hosting and integration services to support Svenska Spel.In addition to technology support and casino content, SG Digital will integrate into the OPS some of Svenska Spel´s existing game verticals, including sports betting, bingo and poker.Matt Davey, Group Chief Executive, SG Digital commented: “The Swedish market is a key region for SG Digital, and we’re honoured to continue our longstanding relationship with Svenska Spel that originally started back in 2007. As we look to 2019, we are proud of our portfolio of market leading content, and we’re excited to continue to offer our high-performing technology and systems to Sweden.”Fredrik Wastenson, Vice President Products, Svenska Spel added: “A thorough search was undertaken in the choice of supplier and we are confident that SG Digital will deliver a good solution. We are preparing Svenska Spel for the new gambling market, which is expected to come into force on January 1, 2019. This procurement is part of the preparations for the non-captive market.”The Swedish government recently outlined that by 2019, the country’s current regulations would be replaced by legislation that would open the country’s betting market up to qualifying overseas operators. The new legislation will increase market competition in the country, with new operators being afforded the opportunity to apply for new licenses from up until July of this year.last_img read more

Colchester allow Thompson to extend his Tranmere loan deal

first_img1 Josh Thompson in action for Colchester Colchester have allowed Josh Thompson to extend his loan at Tranmere until January 24.The 23-year-old centre-back joined Tranmere in October and has made six appearances so far.And now the Birkenhead side have managed to persuade Colchester to let him stay until the end of this month.Thompson started his career at Stockport before Celtic paid £250,000 to land him back in 2009.He has since had spells at Rochdale, Peterborough, Chesterfield and Portsmouth before joining United permanently in November 2012.last_img