Drawbacks Of Gambling

Gambling: Gambling is no doubt a very common social evil practiced in todays era. Let us understand initially what does gambling refer to? The literal meaning of gambling is exposing to risk money or valuable items in the hope of gaining more than what is already staked for the same. In other words, gambling is the act of investing more to gain more. Moreover, to have a wide knowledge of the same, lets consider some prominent forms of gambling which are illustrated as follows:-

Kinds of Gambling:

1.Legalized Gambling2.Illegalized Gambling3.Online Gambling4.Sports Gambling

Now to have a better understanding of every single form of gambling, we need to have a look on the context of every single form.

1.Legalized Gambling: Legalized gambling is the kind of gambling which is considered lawful to an extent. 2.Illegalized Gambling: Illegalized gambling refers to the act of betting illegally. It often happens that a combination of individuals utilize the free promotion of state lotteries to gamble. 3.Online Gambling: The process of online gambling includes the usage of a shared electronic interface wherein two or more persons dont need to meet and the specified game can be played and is displayed on the users computer screen while he is playing. Online casino websites have mushroomed in hordes over the last few years. 4.Sports Gambling: The following are the sub headers of sports gambling :LottoTabHousieRaffles andCasino Unfavorable Consequences of Gambling: There are innumerous shortcomings of gambling. People unscrupulously involve in gambling in the greed of making more and more money as there is no labor associated with it and this is the shortest key for making more money by risking less of it. It is a bad social practice which ruins the family as a whole as the family members may start hating the person who is gambling in the family due to his negligence and this core problem can give rise to the destruction of the whole family which could shatter their lives, their aspirations, dreams and almost everything. A problem gambler has nothing to do with worldly affairs and is not even concerned for the family members. He ends up failing to realize that he himself is inviting disaster on his own as one can win several times but not always and the same will not help him to earn a living as well.

The addiction of gambling is so enormous that once accustomed to it, all the savings become negligible as the person is not always winning in the same. People start becoming bankrupt and the rich becomes poor day by day. In fact, the money saved up for important future necessities and calamities, people end up emptying out the same for his simple concern of more monetary gains. As a matter of fact, the person heavily involved in gambling finds himself ending up with huge debts messed up.

It even hampers ones academic growth and career which shatters your life completely. Students who are addicted to gambling are so much concerned and worried for the same that they start playing with their careers and lives knowingly or unknowingly. They bunk classes, whenever they sit to study, their mind gets diverted, thus leading to giving up studies and getting inclined towards the addiction of gambling and taking it up as a profession due to which there is a decline in the performance graph. But if there is a failure by chance in the profession that is of gambling which is opted by todays youth then he is left with no other alternative than to repent on his own decision for wasting up his entire career, money and last but not the least, precious time which could be utilized in more creative and productive works. It wont be impossible but yes he would have to invested a lot time, labor and much more to make his career a success as he has already wasted a lot of these.

Gambling also leads to mental and physical ailments. The people, who have already wasted much of their savings and wealth in gambling, end up developing sleeping and eating disorders due to several worries of paying off debts and the loan sharks chasing them for their money they find themselves helpless in developing themselves due to lack of proper diet and slumber. Students end up giving up their studies, thus ruining their career and the same are even compelled to commit suicide due to inability to pay off debts.

People develop illnesses like hypertension, high blood pressure, dejection, despair and they always stay in a pensive mood, brooding over the insult to their dignity and prestige and repenting for it for the rest of their lives which lead to family destruction as well. Persons become addicted to alcohol and unnecessary intoxications which ruin their families, their own lives and the lives of their family members as well. The basic problem associated with gambling is that it is a situation wherein a person cant help betting more and more money hoping to win more than what is risked. In his hope and urge to win more and more, the person fails to realize that he will have to gamble at the cost of all his possessions whether living or non-living. It also declines ones morale due to which he is more concerned for the importance of wealth. It is rather an unjust mean to earn money for here luck works wonders and also finishes you off. People commit theft and robbery for paying off debts and are more inclined towards alleged doings. Gambling pollutes moral values like discipline, hard work, truth, faith in God and demoralizes our ethics. It demotivates a person from doing labor and enjoying its sweet fruit as these days gambling has become a short and sweet mode of earning a living easily provided to make fortune for you. It enhances evils like greediness and selfishness. The gambler thinks only about him and of making more wealth and does not care for general welfare. It is an open invitation to corruption in the society. Hence, the process of eliminating the same should be at work at a greater speed.

Woman sells name on eBay

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

A Knoxville, USA woman has sold her name on eBay and received an offer. Terri Iligan, age 33, will legally be named “goldenpalace.com” after the required legal work is complete.

The casino owning the website paid $15,199 over the eBay auction service.

She said that she got the idea when trying to find how much it would cost to send one of her children to a golf school previously attended by Tiger Woods.

In an interview by Knoxville TV station WATE, she said, “To my kids and to my husband, I will always be Terri.” As to the opinion of her husband and children, she said, “He thinks it’s funny. As long as they get to call me mom, they don’t care.”

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On the campaign trail in the USA, October 2020

Monday, November 2, 2020

The following is the sixth and final edition of a monthly series chronicling the 2020 United States presidential election. It features original material compiled throughout the previous month after an overview of the month’s biggest stories.

This month’s spotlight on the campaign trail: the Free and Equal Elections Foundation holds two presidential debates, three candidates who did not participate in those debates give their final pleas to voters, and three political pundits give their predictions on the outcome of the election.

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Mothers Ring: Easy Steps To Build A Mothers Rings Online.

By Varouge Baghdassarian

Whether its for Mothers Day, Christmas, an anniversary or birthday Mothers Ring is an ultimate gift for any occasion. Many customers are unsure as to how to build a Mothers Ring, especially when theyre purchasing online. Because customers don’t actually handle the ring, they don’t have a complete idea of how the ring will look like once completed.

Although, some companies offer sample rings. These sample rings are made of copper with synthetic stones. This is just to give customers an idea what rings and birthstones are like before placing an actual order. I strongly suggest ordering the sample rings especially when purchasing an expensive ring.

Ill share 5 easy steps to build the perfect Mothers Ring online.

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1. Select the Style: This is all about preference, whether you like a vintage or contemporary look. Do you prefer the ring with name/s engraved next to the birthstone/s, or a style with just birthstones, which tend to be more popular? A simple design or a more an abstract design etc Also, there are many Mothers Rings that have matching Mothers Pendants; they make beautiful mothers jewelry sets.

2. Select the Karat Gold and Color: Almost all mothers rings are available in 10 karat or 14 karat gold, white or yellow gold. Find out what color of gold she likes, if this is a surprise gift see what other jewelry she wears because you dont want to ruin the surprise. Although traditionally the yellow gold is the way to go, nowadays white gold is very popular, and has a more contemporary appeal. Also, some birthstones have a better appearance on white color gold, such as sapphire or diamond. I think ruby has a better appearance on yellow gold.

3. Select the Ring Size: Finding the ring size should be easy. Some websites offer free ring resizing. Also, you should be able to print printable ring sizer. If you really want to find the accurate ring size you should order a metal made ring sizer that indicates the finger size or go to a professional jeweler. I strongly suggest to order you Mothers Ring from an online store that offers free resizing, because youre not seeing the ring before ordering, and the ring size could be little off and resizing a ring could be hustle. In my opinion you shouldnt spend more money for resizing after you purchase the ring. Any professional jeweler would offer this service at no charge. Unfortunately there are businesses e-tailers, who are not jewelers that sell Mothers Rings and leave their customer hanging.

4. Select Number of Stones: Here you will decide which family member youre going to include on the mothers ring. Some customers prefer to order with mothers and fathers birthstones, but there are customers prefer just the childrens or grandchildrens birthstones. For example, the very well known the Original Mothers Ring is generally ordered with childrens or grandchildrens birthstones because its made with 2 wedding bands representing the father and the mother and in the middle childrens birthstones.

5. Select the Birthstones: From manufacture to manufacturer birthstone selections may be different. Although some months are all the same, such as diamond for April, ruby for July or sapphire for September etc Manufactures offer alternate birthstones for expensive birthstones, such as white sapphire or white zircon instead diamond etc… You need to select simulated or genuine birthstones. Mothers rings accommodate different shape stones such as round shape, princess cut (square), oval shape, baguettes or even heart shape stones. The most popular and traditional shape are round shape stones. On the website the diagrams of the ring is being presented for you to choose which birthstones to be set on what position. My suggestion is you dont need necessarily following the order of the diagram, try to be more creative and find harmony between stones. Lets say 2 of your children are born in May and you want Emerald for their birthstone, you dont set next to each other, separate it with brighter stone such as diamond, it gives more appearance for the birthstones.

Finally purchasing a Mothers Ring online should be very easy and fun. Shes going to use her ring every day to keep close to her. It has sentimental value, because symbolically the ring represents her family, and there is nothing more valuable than the family.

About the Author: Varouge has graduated in jewelry design from Instituto Genas in Mestre-Venezia Italy. He and his wife operate a fine jewelry store(


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UK Serious Fraud Office to investigate MG Rover collapse

Sunday, July 5, 2009

The United Kingdom’s Serious Fraud Office is to launch an investigation into the collapse of car manufacturer MG Rover. The move follows the conclusion of a four-year enquiry started immediately after the firm became insolvent.

The group of four who owned MG Rover — John Towers, Nick Stephenson, Peter Beale and John Edwards — have been accused of asset stripping. The quartet, known as the Phoenix Four, paid a symbolic £10 (approximately €15) for Rover in 2000. At that time the company received an interest-free loan from former owner BMW for £427 million (approximately €700 million) and came with a large amount of unsold stock.

Between then and Rover’s April 2005 bankruptcy, by which time there were unpaid debts of £1 billion (approximately €1.5 billion), the Phoenix Four had removed an estimated £40 million worth of assets including pensions and salaries. An enquiry was launched by ministers that was expected to take a year, but the final report was not delivered to business secretary Lord Mandelson until three weeks ago.

The government used taxpayer’s money to fund a £6 million loan to MG Rover and attempted to negotiate a deal with a Chinese company, but these efforts failed. MG Rover’s collapse caused the loss of an estimated 15,000 jobs, including with various suppliers. A former MG Rover factory does still build a small number of MG sports cars in Longbridge by Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation, who bought most of the designs.

The Phoenix Four released a statement criticising the criminal investigation. “There has never been any suggestion of improper conduct by the directors and this was confirmed in a report by the administrators PWC six months after they took over the running of the company. Four years on, any suggestion [of] another further investigation is frankly ridiculous and smacks of kicking this issue into the long grass. If the government has been so concerned to get to the heart of the matter why has it flatly refused more than 30 requests under the Freedom of Information Act which would have revealed correspondence and documents the directors believe would have shed some light on the government’s role in the affair?”

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Super Tuesday 2012: ‘Joe the Plumber’ wins GOP congressional primary

Friday, March 9, 2012

On Super Tuesday, Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, known more commonly as ‘Joe the Plumber’, won the U.S. Republican Party primary for Ohio’s 9th congressional district, which represents Toledo. He defeated real estate agent Steve Kraus, 51 percent to 48 percent, and will now face incumbent Democratic Representative Marcy Kaptur, who has held the seat since 1983.

Wurzelbacher received notice during the 2008 presidential election, when he asked a question about taxes to future president Barack Obama. Obama, who at the time was the Democratic Party presidential nominee, famously responded, “when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.” After this, Republican presidential nominee John McCain used Wurzelbacher as a representation of the average American worker, and attacked Obama’s response as socialist.

I’m not working for the Republican Party or Republicans, I’m working for the American people, and that includes all of us.

Following the exchange, students from the University of Massachusetts tried to draft Wurzelbacher to run against Kaptur in the 2010 congressional race, calling on him to “Plunge the crap out of Washington.” He initially expressed interest, but at that time did not run. In 2011, though, he announced his candidacy for 2012.

In the Republican primary, Wurzelbacher out-raised his opponent $60,000 to $10,000 and benefited from the endorsement of former 2012 Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain. Wurzelbacher said of partisanship, “Democrat, Republican…it’s something that the media uses to try to divide us as Americans…I’m not working for the Republican Party or Republicans, I’m working for the American people, and that includes all of us.”

In the Democratic primary, Kaptur defeated Representative Dennis Kucinich, who challenged her after his district was redrawn. Kaptur argues that Wurzelbacher is “going to have his own issues dealing with the electorate as he moves forward…I think the nature of the District is quite different than his value set.”

Wurzelbacher concedes that he lives in a largely Democratic and pro-Union community, but says the people are “all really good friends of mine…we agree on a lot of things, and ultimately what it comes down to [is] we want jobs, we want security, we want stability.”

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Hotel development proposal could displace Buffalo, NY business owners

Buffalo, N.Y. Hotel Proposal Controversy
Recent Developments
  • “Old deeds threaten Buffalo, NY hotel development” — Wikinews, November 21, 2006
  • “Proposal for Buffalo, N.Y. hotel reportedly dead: parcels for sale “by owner”” — Wikinews, November 16, 2006
  • “Contract to buy properties on site of Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal extended” — Wikinews, October 2, 2006
  • “Court date “as needed” for lawsuit against Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal” — Wikinews, August 14, 2006
  • “Preliminary hearing for lawsuit against Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal rescheduled” — Wikinews, July 26, 2006
  • “Elmwood Village Hotel proposal in Buffalo, N.Y. withdrawn” — Wikinews, July 13, 2006
  • “Preliminary hearing against Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal delayed” — Wikinews, June 2, 2006
Original Story
  • “Hotel development proposal could displace Buffalo, NY business owners” — Wikinews, February 17, 2006

Friday, February 17, 2006

Buffalo, New York —Savarino Construction Services Corp. has proposed a $7 million hotel project at the Forest and Elmwood Avenue intersection, according to The Buffalo News. The proposal calls for a 5-story, 45,000 square-foot 80-room hotel with underground parking for at least 50 vehicles, and 4,500 square-feet of retail space on the lower level.

Hans Mobius, the owner of the five properties to be purchased in the plan (1109 to 1121 Elmwood), reportedly signed a contract with Savarino to assemble the development.

“We saw a huge opportunity to bring something to the Elmwood Village that will make sense and bring a service that’s currently not available,” said Eva Hassett, vice president of Savarino. “Elmwood is such a wonderful place to eat, shop, walk and spend time. We believe this project will add to that vibrant environment.”

Some business owners in the area see it differently. Wikinews interviewed 2 of the 4 owners whose business’s would be demolished if the development goes through.

Nancy Pollina, of Don Apparel at 1119 Elmwood, who found out about the development only yesterday, said she is “utterly” against the proposal. Her apparel shop has stood at the same location for nearly 14 years. She has volunteered in the community, and helped create several gardens around bus shelters in the city, and served on Forever Elmwood Board for six years as head of Beautification. Patty Morris co-owns Don Apparel with Pollina.

“To say this is a good looking project, I want to say the emperor has no clothes. This [project] does not take into consideration the needs of the college students. I have been told by college students, these shops here, are the reason they leave the campus,” said Mrs. Pollina.

Buffalo State College is 500-feet from the intersection.

Michael Faust, the owner of Mondo Video said, “Well, I do not really want to get kicked out of here. The landlord was very open, and the deal he made with me when I moved in here was ‘the rent is cheap and I [the landlord] will not fix anything and that will not change.'” Faust said he first learned of the development plan, “about 48 hours ago. I found out on Tuesday when the Buffalo News called and asked for my opinion on this.” Faust has not said if he will make plans to relocate. “We have to see if this [house] is going to get knocked down first,” said Faust.

An “informational” meeting, where citizens can voice opinions and learn about the proposal, will be held on Tuesday February 21, 2006 at 5:00pm (eastern), at the Burchfield-Penney Art Center Gallery at Buffalo State College, Rockwell Hall.

Executive director of Forever Elmwood Corporation, Justin P. Azzarella would not comment on whether or not the organization supports the development, saying, “you will just have to come to the meeting.”

Forever Elmwood Corp. is designed to preserve and protect the unique and historic nature of Elmwood Avenue and its surrounding neighborhoods and encourage neighborhood commercial revitalization. The organization was founded in 1994.

Nearly two years ago, the Forever Elmwood Corp. assisted in the blocking of the demolition of the Edward Atwater house at 1089 Elmwood next to Pano’s Restaurant which is at 1081 Elmwood. Owner Pano Georgiadis wanted to expand his restaurant onto the property where the house now stands, but the Common Council denied his permit to demolish saying the house is a historical landmark and needs to be protected. Georgiadis, who has a bleeding ulcer, said that all the court cases landed him in the hospital. “I got a bleeding ulcer, and since then, I don’t care about this house anymore, or this city. I just go to work every day. I think [preservationists] are parasites,” said Georgiadis.

Georgiadis will not be attending Tuesday’s meeting saying, “I will be out of town.”

In 1995 Hans Mobius proposed a plan to develop a Walgreens, that was to be placed in the same location, but residents and business owners shot down the proposal. Walgreens eventually withdrew its request for a variance after pressure from the community.

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How To Plan A German Fitted Kitchen

How to Plan a German Fitted Kitchen



Whether you are attracted to German art and culture, and want to furnish your kitchen in German style, there are several German kitchen ideas available in the market. Unique, innovative, modern, these are just a few of the words that are evoked when thinking about German kitchen styles. The German kitchen design is completely functional and modern, and it can give a unique look to your kitchen area. Well-designed German kitchen with right German kitchen appliances and furniture can provide a better kitchen work area for homeowners.

You can add innovative German style into your kitchen by following some key guidelines. In this article will discuss how to plan a German kitchen in a proficient manner.

Consider everything you have liked or disliked about any kitchen such as how much work space do you want? How much storage you will need? So make a proper list of all your priorities before you begin the planning phase.

Proper planning is first and one of the most important step kitchen planning. Always keep your requirement and budget in your mind when designing your German kitchen. Keep a detailed list of all changes, which you want to make in your kitchen.

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When planning, make a proper list of German kitchen supplies, materials, German kitchen appliances and entire labor costs. Get the price estimates of all these things from several different German kitchen manufacturers and suppliers.

Consult with a professional, before designing your German kitchen. Discuss all electric, gas or plumbing works in detail with professionals, especially if you plan on installing new appliances for your kitchen.

When choosing materials for your German fitted kitchen, keep function in mind. There are many options of material such as wood, marble, soapstone and many more available in the market in a variety of colours and styles.

Colour plays an important role to give an innovative look to your German style kitchen. A light colour can make a small kitchen appear larger and darker colours add warmth in your work area, so choose carefully.

When decorating, keep in mind the main key elements of the style you have chosen for your kitchen. There are various German kitchen styles such as its classic, modern and country styles, so chooses accessories wisely.

I hope all these tips can help you design your German style kitchen. German kitchens came in all sorts of sizes, materials and budgets. For more information on choosing a right German kitchen style, visit Kitchen showroom Leeds. Get detailed information about different designs and appliances at online store Kundi Kitchens!

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London court jails man after Dark Web ricin sting

Friday, September 18, 2015

Mr Justice Saunders today imprisoned a man for eight years at the Old Bailey in London after an FBI sting in which he tried to buy ricin on the Dark Web.

Everyone needs to know that the possession of a chemical weapon is extremely serious and long prison sentences will follow

Mohammed Ali, 31, from Liverpool, was convicted at trial of attempting to possess a chemical weapon. He told the jury he was “curious” about the Dark Web, which is a largely hidden and difficult to police section of the Internet. Ali said he didn’t realise he had done anything illegal.

Ali was prosecuted under the Chemical Weapons Act 1996 after sending an undercover agent a message reading “Hi, would you be able to make me some ricin and send it to the UK?” He bought 500mg, which has the potential to kill about 1,400, but was sent a dummy package. Counter-terror police in the UK liaised with the FBI.

The powder, which Ali paid for in BitCoin, was actually harmless. Hidden inside a toy car, the package was treated with markers and his face glowed under ultraviolet light, indicating he had handled it. The judge said today there was “real risk” involved.

Ali told his trial he had discovered drugs and guns for sale. Computer analysis showed he had looked up ricin and other poisons; he said he went for ricin simply because it had appeared in Breaking Bad. He also searched for small animals after being advised to test it on a rodent; a to-do list on his computer included “paid ricin guy” and “get pet to murder”.

Mr Justice Saunders said the case called for “a deterrent sentence”, which “will appear harsh to the defendant and his family.” “Everyone needs to know that the possession of a chemical weapon is extremely serious and long prison sentences will follow.”

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International participants showcase different industry cultures at 2008 Taipei Game Show

Friday, January 25, 2008

B2B Trade Area of Taipei Game Show, criticized by trade buyers last year, but accompanied with 2008 Taiwan Digital Content Forum, moved to the second floor at Taipei World Trade Center for world-wide participants with a better exchange atmosphere this year.

Not only local OBMs (Softstar Entertainment, Soft-World International Corp., International Games System Corp., …, etc.) but also companies from New Zealand, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, and South Korea showcased different specialists with multiple styles. Especially on South Korea, participated members from G? Trade Show (Game Show & Trade, All-Round, aka Gstar) showcased gaming industry of South Korea and the G? upcoming at this November with brochures.

In the 2-days Digital Content Forum, world-class experts not only shared industry experiences, members from Taiwan Gaming Industry Association also discussed and forecasted marketing models for gaming industry. With participations from governmental, industrial, and academical executives world-wide, this forum helps them gained precious experiences of digital content industry from several countries.

According to the Taipei Computer Association, the show and forum organizer, the digital content industry in Taiwan was apparently grown up recent years as Minister of Economic Affairs of the Republic of China Steve Ruey-long Chen said at Opening Ceremony yesterday. Without R&Ds from cyber-gaming, and basic conceptions from policies and copyright issues, this (digital content) industry will be fallen down in Taiwan. If this industry wanted to be grown up in sustainability, gaming OBMs in Taiwan should independently produce different and unique games and change market style to market brands and games to the world.

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