Responsible Gambling Awareness Week Focuses on Balance

first_img “Nova Scotia has among the lowest problem gambling rates in the country and for those affected, it is a serious issue” said Mr. MacKinnon. “We have a role and a responsibility to prevent problem gambling and part of our role is continuing to get the message about gambling responsibly out to the public.” During the week-long awareness campaign, open house events will be held on Sept. 30 and Oct. 7 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Halifax Casino, and from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Sydney Casino. Responsible gambling ambassadors will also deliver responsible gambling information at ticket and video lottery locations and give players an opportunity to complete an online responsible gambling quiz for a chance to win a prize. For more information on Responsible Gambling Awareness Week or for responsible gambling tips, visit www.yourbestbet.ca. play for fun, not to make money know when to fold know your limit and play within it take a break play smart life is about balance keep it fun. Nova Scotians are being reminded to balance gambling activities with other things they enjoy as part of 16th annual Responsible Gambling Awareness Week, Oct. 1-7. “Responsible Gambling Awareness Week delivers an important message to those who choose to gamble, and even those who don’t,” said Bob MacKinnon, president and CEO, Nova Scotia Provincial Lotteries and Casino Corporation, which is the Crown corporation that manages the gaming industry in the province. “Our message is both entertaining and educational to keep responsible gambling top-of-mind, and ultimately remind people to keep fun in the game by balancing it with other activities you enjoy.” This year’s campaign message is again referenced from the Responsible Gambling Council’s Informed Decision Making Report, and supported by gambling experts who were engaged in the development of the campaign. It builds on last year’s campaign and responsible gambling tips:last_img read more

Home Depot and Moderna rise while Fabrinet and Sarepta fall

NEW YORK — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Tuesday:Home Depot Inc., up $9.14 to $217.09The home improvement retailer handily beat Wall Street’s second quarter profit forecasts as the housing market gained strength.Baidu Inc., up $4.50 to $108.72The Chinese internet search company reported a boost in user traffic and its second quarter profit beat Wall Street forecasts.Elanco Animal Health Inc., down $2.55 to $27.26The company is spending $7.6 billion in cash and stock for Bayer’s animal health business.Sarepta Therapeutics Inc., down $18.24 to $102.07The Food and Drug Administration declined approval for the drug developer’s newest muscular dystrophy treatment.Moderna Inc., up 75 cents to $14.15Regulators are putting the biotechnology company’s potential vaccine for the Zika virus under a special fast-track review process.Medtronic PLC, up $2.73 to $106.91The medical device maker’s results surpassed Wall Street’s fiscal first quarter financial expectations and the company raised its profit forecast for the year.Fabrinet, down $10 to $46.46The optical technology company gave investors a weak profit forecast for the current quarter.Kohl’s Corp., down $3.32 to $44.88The department store reported a sharper than expected decline in sales at established locations during the second quarter.The Associated Press read more

Alesha MacPhails mother says her daughters teenage killer must never be freed

He told Alesha he was a friend of her father’s and was taking her home. Ms Lochrane, from Airdrie, Lanarkshire, where she lived with Alesha, also learned during the sentencing that Campbell had described himself as “quite satisfied” with the murder, and claimed he found it difficult to avoid laughing during the murder trial.She said feared that if he was ever released he could strike again, adding: “I don’t want any child ever to go through what Alesha went through at the hands of another predator.“If this was America, he would be facing the death penalty, regardless of his age. A life sentence should be a life sentence.” alesha macphail He added: “I’m immensely proud of the work that was done by prosecutors in dealing with the case against Aaron Campbell. The outcome reflects hard work by the police and prosecutors.”Lord Matthews told Campbell at his sentencing: “You are completely lacking in victim empathy, the social worker noting your cold, calculating manner.” She said she was “sickened” to hear the details of his confession in court, when the judge revealed that Campbell described Alesha as “drowsy” after he picked her up and said she had asked who he was and where he was going. Alesha was a few days into a summer holiday with her father Robert MacPhail, 26, and grandparents, staying at the home they shared on Bute in the Firth of Clyde. Her mother and father separated when she was a baby.The court heard that Mr MacPhail, who told the court how he had put his daughter to bed on July 1 and was woken the next morning to be told she was missing, had previously sold cannabis to Campbell.Scotland’s top law officer, the Lord Advocate James Wolffe QC, said the length of sentence reflected the “exceptional and truly dreadful nature of the crime”. aaron campbell Alesha’s body was found in woodland on the Isle of ButeCredit:Facebook Aaron Campbell has been jailed for at least 27 yearsCredit:PA The teenager who murdered Alesha MacPhail is “inhuman” and should never be freed from jail, the schoolgirl’s distraught mother has said.Aaron Campbell, 16, is starting a prison sentence of at least 27 years after snatching the six-year-old from her bed before raping and killing her on the Isle of Bute last summer.Sentencing him at the High Court in Glasgow on Thursday, the judge Lord Matthews said he was cold and calculating and had shown a “staggering” lack of remorse.There was further turmoil for Alesha’s family during the sentencing when it emerged that Campbell had finally admitted the crime, telling psychologists that when he came across Alesha in her bed all he thought about was killing her.Alesha’s mother Georgina Lochrane, 24, said she was looking forward to the day when she woke up and learned that her daughter’s killer was dead.She said he should have no human rights and should remain in jail for life, telling the Daily Record: “I will do whatever I can to make the parole board see that that can’t be released back into society.”He doesn’t deserve to breathe the same air as my family. It rubs salt into our wounds the fact he is still alive and she isn’t. It shouldn’t be like that. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more