ALTOONA — The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission renewed the licenses for the 19 state casinos it oversees during their meeting Tuesday in Altoona.Racing and Gaming administrator Brian Ohorilko also released the economic impact information on the casinos for the last calendar year. “Over $1.1 billion has been attributed to the Iowa economy as a result of the casino industry in 2019,” according to Ohorilko. He says the figures include all the funds generated and expenses paid to operate the facilities.“This would include things that are required statutory payments — like taxes — but also expenditures for various supplies, construction, payroll expenses, and charitable contributions,” Ohorilko says. “And so, when added together as a whole the impact for 2019 exceeded one-point-one billion dollars.”Ohorilko says the IRGC has a policy that requires the casinos to seek Iowa vendors first. “Of that $1.1 billion, a significant amount of that money was spent with Iowa vendors or folks that reside in the state of Iowa. That is also something that commission focuses on, asks the operators to do,” he says. Ohorilko says 90% of the money spent in 2019 went to Iowa vendors.The casino industry impact has topped the one billion mark for several years. Ohorilko says that was even more impressive this past year after a tough winter saw business way down early on. “Last year was a tough year for the industry due to weather and flooding,” Ohorilko says, “what has been nice to see — at least early on in January, February, and early March — numbers are up.”He says the increased traffic this year is due in part to a milder winter. “But also we think some of it is attributed to sports wagering being offered in the state,” Ohorilko says. Sports betting began in mid-August and betters are required to register at a casino before they can bet, which casino operators say has helped bring in new customers.
who is the founder of hipcask. ‘Piyu Bole’ and ‘Bairi Piya’ among others, Coimbatore,stability?as he put itin the state Nowit wasnt at all clearwatching himwhether he had come prepared to say what he said or whether it had been prised out of him by some canny questioningby Arnab Goswami As Goswami asked pointed but leading questionsSingh became more and more expansivemore combative andin the processmay have revealed more than he intended to at leastthats how it seemed from the distance of the TV screen It was a perfect match-up: the general in his labyrinth after The Indian Express report on an army probe into the controversial Technical Support Divisions activitiesand televisions prime inquisitor For a changeGoswami was calm and razor sharp Gone was his usual persona of a bully who hectored his guestsinterrupted them at will and positioned himself as the nations conscience Herehe employed his skills as a journalist to extract information from his guest If only heand other TV anchorsdid this more frequentlytelevision news would be a far better place to be informative and interesting TV news couldnt do better than to treat 60 Minutes (CNBC) as its lodestar This American TV news programme is riveting to watcheven when it is on subjects whichordinarilywould never catch your eye or attention For instancelast Sunday it took an in-depth look at a gentleman who trains dogs for combat and intelligence work Previous episodes include the Boston bombing and the attack and killing of Osama bin Laden as told by one of the SEALs involved in the assault This is seriously good journalism and seriously good television The coverage of the al-Shabaab attack on a mall in Nairobi was one of those difficult cases for TV news where precise information on developments inside the mall was understandably hard to come by and yetcoverage is essential The Kenyan authorities provided updates in sporadic burstsrather like the gunfirewe were toldinside the mall Viewers wanted more: the siege was a compelling although horrifying human drama and BBC WorldCNN and Al Jazeera provided constant live updates But despite many interviews with civilians who had escaped from the malland live pictures of the smoke billowing out of the buildingthere was a sense of being distanced from the eventsdifferent from the way that the Boston bombing in the USfor examplehad felt real In that instancethere was an immediacy to the attack and the manhunt that followed that were missing on this occasion Perhaps the reasons were geographyan unfamiliar terrainthe inability of news channels to rush enough correspondents to the spot and the Kenyan governments iron control on information Whateverthe enormity of the attack and in particular the hostage crisisnever hit you between the eyes Crime Patrol: Dastak (Sony) finally aired its two episodes on last years December 16 gangrape in Delhi This dramatised version of a crime we all know only too well was unexceptional for that very reason We have lived through the events as they have unfolded over the last nine monthswe have watched interviews with the victims familythe friend who was with her at the time of the attackand revisited the crime many times on TV news Soin this instancereality scored over the reel enactment Mercifullythe dramatisation of the attack in the bus was not too graphic mostlywe stared into the ugly expressions of the culprits but the injured girl lying in a hospital bed was still too raw an experience and sent a shiver down the spine On a less sombre noteStar World Premiere HD follows Times Televisions launch of the rom and com channel Romedy Now Star Premiere is only available on Tata Sky as of now (Romedy is not on Tata Sky just yet) and promises to telecast new or ongoing series in sync with their telecast in the US Watched a new FBI seriesThe Blackliston Tuesday but for manyHomeland season three is the big draw [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: February 26 2017 7:13 pm Actor Taapsee Pannu unveiled the dubbed trailers of Naam Shabana Related News Taapsee Pannu on Sunday unveiled the trailers of the Tamil and Telugu dubbed versions of her upcoming Bollywood film Naam Shabana The Tamil version has been titled Nathaan Shabhana while the Telugu version is calledNene Shabana It is a spin-off on her cameo character in Neeraj Pandey’s 2015 film Baby which had Akshay Kumar in the lead role Naam Shabana is a special movie for a few reasons It is touted to be Bollywood’s first spin-off and recognises the contributions of female spies of our country who are chiefly sidelined in Indian movies Watch |Akshay Kumar Taapsee Pannu on Naam Shabana Action And More While for years we have seen spy movies They have almost always showed the sacrifices made by the male secret agents on the line of their duty to protect the country from internal and external threats Indian films have rarely paid any attention to the service and contributions of women towards national security Naam Shabana follows the making of a dynamic woman spy and her secret missions Going by the trailer Taapsee is set to impress the audience with her performance in this espionage thriller after her critically acclaimed film Pink The filmmakers are trying to cash in on her popularity down south too where Taapsee kick started her acting career before making it big in Bollywood Check out Taapsee Pannu’s tweets about the Tamil and Telugu trailers of Naam Shabana Ennaku innoru paeru irukku “Nathaan Shabhana” Vandhu sandhikraen #NaanthaanShabana http://s.tco/5F1LO3hNs6 — taapsee pannu (@taapsee) February 26 2017 Mee andhari kosam #NeneShabana Vasthundhihttp://s.tco/axSy6VmtmF — taapsee pannu (@taapsee) February 26 2017 The film directed by Shivam Nair stars Taapsee Pannu Prithviraj Sukumaran Manoj Bajpayee and Anupam Kher Akshay Kumar will be reprising his role as Ajay Singh Rajput yet again for a special appearance Manoj Bajpayee is cast as Shabana’s handler while Anupam Kher has been recast as Om Prakash Shukla Prithviraj is playing the high-value target that seems to be Shabana’s first mission Watch |Naam Shabana Official Theatrical Trailer Naam Shabana releases on March 31 this year along with its Tamil and Telugu dubbed versions For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsEver since she came back to power in the state in 2011 Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa has been very clear that she wants her party to win all the seats in the state and Pondicherry and be a force to reckon with at the centre Although she hadn’t specifically spelt out if it meant a role for her as the Prime Minister her supporters – including senior leaders and ministers – kept the “Jaya for PM” chorus going On her 66th birthday on Monday the chorus had more explicit details J Jayalalithaa Reuters The massive cake that her party workers arranged at the AIADMK office in the city is perhaps the harbinger of things to come and possibly the first visible sign of Jaya’s Prime Ministerial ambitions: the cake was modelled on the Parliament building The same Parliament building was also prominent in newspaper advertisements wall-posters banners and the party workers’ slogans The celebrations in the city and elsewhere were extravagant In comparison last year Jaya had advised her party workers not to do anything big This time there was absolutely no way that it could have been a small affair because other than a number of announcements that targeted both the people and state’s economy the birthday was an occasion to kickstart the party’s Parliamentary election campaign Beneath the big infrastructure and industrial projects pro-poor announcements and the Parliament-shaped birthday cake the real message was that the AIADMK is very serious about making it big in the Lok Sabha elections and Jaya assuming the role of the prime minister Neither the party (officially) nor Jaya personally has mentioned the PM-word but everybody else in the party has said it Moreover the signs are too obvious to overlook So her 66th birthday was the headstart for both Jaya and the party While the principal opposition parties such as the DMK Congress DMK and BJP are still struggling to court suitable allies Jaya announced her list of candidates for all the seats including the ones that might go to her allies CPM and CPI In a week the party will begin its campaign The Parliament-shaped cake for Jaya’s 66th birthday celebrations Jaya’s list of candidates is also interesting – only three of the nine sitting MPS have been allowed to contest again All the others are new faces and they have been selected on the basis of their winnability Fifteen of them are lawyers and four doctors; and four of them are women This is a remarkable advantage because the opposition parties are far from finalising their list Without a sense of the seats that will go to the allies it’s hard to draw up a list In contrast Jaya’s list not only allows her candidates and party workers to begin the campaign but it also puts pressure on the CPM and the CPI to settle for whatever is being negotiated with the AIADMK It’s also an indication that the left parties will not get the same number of seats – three each – that they had been given last time This time they will have to be satisfied with two each The AIADMK candidates will be withdrawn once the constituencies for the CPM and the CPI are finalised Jaya’s first mover advantage will be in action within a week because along with the list of candidates the first leg of her campaign schedule is also ready She will begin her month-long roadshow on 3 March in Kanchipuram Jaya had followed a similar strategy in the Assembly elections as well when she had moved first with her list of candidates Jaya’s early move will be further strengthened by a lack of any anti-incumbency sentiment the popularity of a string of successful social welfare measures and large-scale infrastructure and industrial investments including the the second phase of the Metro (Rs 36000 crore) and MoUs with industrial majors (reportedly 33 MoUs at Rs 31706 crore) The possibility of her deciding who forms the next government in Delhi will be an added advantage In fact she begins with tremendous incumbent advantage In contrast the opposition has a long way to go The biggest stumbling block is getting appropriate allies Going by the current state of affairs even if they manage to get together as two or three formations they won’t be cohesive enough because the processes had not been natural More over by the time they come together Jaya would have already stolen the march by a mile It certainly looks Advantage Jaya She knows it and has begun early to capture as much ground as possible Will we see her as the Prime Minister Compared to last year the prospects look certainly brighter because there are unmissable signs One thing is certain – post elections she will play a big role maybe even call the shots Politics in Uttar Pradesh sounds like a scooter showroom which makes a politician like Mayawati sound like a scooter salesperson Choose BaSPa not SaPa or BaJPa Congress is almost discounted from the start as being on ventilator support AAP appears invisible to the BSP at its rally in Ghaziabad on Saturday Mayawati’s strategy for trying to get the Muslim vote is clear Only the BSP she claims can stop Narendra Modi from coming to power in Delhi And raising the spectre of 2002 she says such a person coming to power even inadvertently would be disastrous for the country Mayawati at the rally Sandip Roy/Firstpost “My Muslim brothers even if the Muslims give all their votes to the Congress they have no one else’s votes So they cannot defeat the BJP Why their own candidate Tomar from neighouring Gautam Budh Nagar has run away to the BJP” If Tomar is denting Congress’ reputation Muzaffarnagar is the Samajwadi Party’s Achilles heel The Samajwadi Party was once regarded as close to Muslims But almost every speaker points out there have been 135 riots in UP under SP rule But Mayawati has another ambition She does not quite spell it out beyond saying enigmatically that the party has to show good results so it can be the “balance of power” in Delhi after the 2014 election which it is going into without partners But the singers entertaining the crowd before the rally make it clear “Bahena-ko PM banana hoga” sings a woman Aslam Chaudhry a BSP leader introduced as one who didn’t win the last election only by “samanya” (few) votes gushes that if the desh ki command was in Behenji’s hands everyone’s lot would improve in India Vinod Upadhyay politician and elder brother of Ghaziabad nominee Mukul Upadhyay says if UP gives 60 seats to Behehnji no one can stop her “If Inder Kumar Gujral can become prime minister why not Behenji” he asks the crowd Indeed snorts another speaker BSP will ensure that Modi’s 56-inch chaati will become 22-inch The BSP pitches itself as the big umbrella party of all the dispossessed and that includes the upper caste poor Mayawati keeps reminding the crowd that she has written to the Centre twice about including the upper caste poor in reservation quotas but the Centre she complains has never replied Her candidate Mukul Upadhyay ticks off a laundry list of communities whose support he claims he has – Valmik samaj Prajapati samaj Jat samaj Brahman samaj Kashyap samaj Gujjar samaj Punjabi samaj and it goes on and on Mayawati’s female supporters at her rally Sandip Roy/Firstpost Their strategy for taking on the BJP is curious On one hand BJP is the party of riots seeding suspicion between brother and brother Mayawati speakers never hesitate to remind the audience ensured that not a “leaf stirred” in UP when the high court verdict on Babri Masjid came out and everyone was bracing for curfews and riots in UP “Behenji was the Hindustani sherni (tigress)” gushes Upadhyay On the other Upadhyay also claims the BJP is the party who have tricked the people in the name of Bhagwan Ram “They took a jhoothi kasam (false vow) in the name of Lord Ram that they would build a temple and nothing happened” says Upadhyay Mayawati has a certain amount of wind behind her back not because of anything she has done but because of what the Samajwadi Party which replaced her in UP has done “Now Uttar Pradesh has five CMs” complains Om Kumar Sharma a businessman in Ghaziabad “At least under Mayawati her sikkey (seal/currency) and hers alone prevailed everywhere” The Congress’ tattered stock also means Maywati is happy to poach its voters Congress has no vote bank left scoffs Upadhyay “So if you give your votes to Congress or SaPa BJP wins You must not split your votes” Mayawati warns the crowd But this crowd gathered under the hot sun in the dusty Ram Lila park in Ghaziabad is full-throated in support for its leader They wait in their thousands for hours for her to come amidst towering posters of Mayawati Ambedkar Chhauji Maharaj all standing on beds of roses Thousands stay till the end waiting for the last glimpse of the helicopter as it takes off kicking dust into everyone’s eyes blinding them as they stand on tree branches and hang off the bamboo scaffolding for a glimpse “It is like going to Hardwar or Mathura” says Dharmender “Who will leave without seeing their deity And we want to see her till the very last minute” And would he like to see her as prime minister “That’s my dream” he says “That’s our dream” The elephant a speaker reminds the audience looks like it’s just ambling along But never underestimate its strength Listen to audio A group from Samastipura echoed: ?who had come back to the toll to enquire about the shooting.
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Mumbai: Karnataka Congress Minister DK Shivakumar on Wednesday reached the hotel in Mumbai, where rebel Congress-JD(S) MLAs are staying, amid slogans of “Go back, Go back – Shivakumar go back”. The slogans were raised by supporters of one of the disgruntled JD(S) MLAs, Narayan Gowda. Speaking to reporters outside the Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel where the dissident MLAs are staying, Shivakumar said: “I have booked a room here. My friends are staying here. There has been a small problem, we have to hold negotiations. We can’t go for a divorce immediately. There is no question of threatening, we love and respect each other.” Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us Mumbai Police escorted Shivakumar away from the gates of the hotel. Security was tightened outside the hotel after the rebel MLAs wrote a letter to Mumbai Commissioner of Police on Tuesday seeking protection, stating: “We have heard Chief Minister and DK Shivakumar are going to storm the hotel, we feel threatened.” “We do not want to meet him (Shivakumar), kind request to help us in this matter and do not allow them to enter the hotel premises,” the letter added. Also Read – CBI carrying out surprise checks at 150 government departments Advertise With Us Among the MLAs who have signed the letter are Shivram Hebbar, Pratap Gowda Patil, BC Patil, ST Somshekar, Ramesh Jarkiholi, Byrati Basavraj, Gopalaiyya, H Vishwanath, Narayan Gowda, and Mahesh Kumutali. The 13-month old Congress-JD(S) government slumped into crisis following the resignation of 11 MLAs from the membership of the state Assembly last week. Advertise With Us The state Assembly has 225 members, including one nominated MLA. The halfway mark in the 225-member Assembly is 113. The Congress-JD(S) coalition is making all efforts to protect its government which seems to have fallen short of a majority. Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy has also claimed that they will overcome the current crisis. All the ministers from the two parties have resigned paving way for the restructuring of the state Cabinet in a bid to accommodate the dissident MLAs. The Congress party has been constantly accusing the BJP of conspiring to topple Congress-JD(S) coalition government in Karnataka. However, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, in his reply in Parliament, asserted that his party is committed to parliamentary democracy and has no relation with the developments in Karnataka.