Sergei Prikhodko, Russia’s ex-deputy PM, dies at 64

first_imgMOSCOW (AP) — Sergei Prikhodko, Russia’s former deputy prime minister who played a prominent role in shaping Russia’s foreign policy, has died. He was 64. Russian news agencies reported the death on Tuesday, citing spokespeople of the government. Prikhodko served as deputy prime minister between 2013 and 2018. In January 2020, he was appointed aide to Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin. Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny accused Prikhodko of corruption. In an investigation published in 2018, Navalny alleged that the official received lavish hospitality from billionaire Oleg Deripaska, who is close to President Vladimir Putin and also had a working relationship with Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s former campaign manager.last_img

Elderly most often abused by family

first_imgNewsTalk ZB 13 June 2017Family First Comment: And euthanasia would only exacerbate this problem! is family members inflicting abuse on vulnerable elderly Kiwis in more than three quarters of cases, a support group says.With World Elder Abuse Awareness Day occurring June 15, Age Concern is using the statistic to remind members of the public to speak up if they suspect an older person is being abused.“This is one of the reasons it stays hidden. Many older people feel ashamed their own flesh and blood are treating them badly, so they won’t talk about it,” Age Concern New Zealand chief executive Stephanie Clare said.The day is part of a wider Elder Abuse Awareness Week from June 15-22 and comes as Age Concern with 23 centres around the country had 2121 referrals of suspected abuse reported to it, between July 2015 and June 2016.It intervened in almost 1700 cases.READ MORE: read more

Esports betting site SickOdds partners with Seven Star Digital

first_imgSickOdds, an esports betting company, has partnered with a customer acquisition company that deals specifically in the gaming industry, Seven Star Digital.The deal with see Seven Star Digital provide SickOdds with funding to aid with expansion, and it will provide its expertise in commercial and marketing to help the website grow in the ever-growing world of esports betting.Luke Eales, Founder & CEO at Seven Star Digital stated: “By combining our expertise in developing fast-growing, user-centric comparison sites with the SickOdds founding team’s knowledge and passion for esports – as well as their active engagement in the bustling esports community – we plan to forge a position as a leading portal for esports betting worldwide.PASPA’s recent repeal in the US creates the possibility of regulated esports betting in this potentially lucrative market. Our immediate focus, however, is on expansion in the UK and Europe, where we see a range of exciting growth opportunities.”The recent development – as mentioned by Eales – in sports betting in the US could have great results for esports. In mid-May, the Supreme Court finally came to a decision regarding the Murphy vs. NCAA case; eradicating the law that prohibited sports betting in the United States and deeming PASPA unconstitutional. This means states, at their own discretion, can legalise sports betting – and this may just involve betting on esports, too.Tom Wade, Co-Founder of SickOdds added: “Both myself and Nick Pateman, with whom I started the site, are extremely excited to work with Seven Star Digital. Our deep understanding of esports and what resonates with its fans give us an edge over more general sports betting sites. Our platform will provide the first esports betting aggregation of its kind, and we can’t wait to accelerate the development of its features with Seven Star Digital.”SickOdds’ current offering includes Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, League of Legends, Overwatch, Hearthstone, Clash Royale, Rocket League, and plenty of other titles.Esports Insider says: SickOdds is just one of a growing number of websites that offers esports betting, but in partnership with Seven Star Digital, it will be hoping to emerge as a frontrunner in the industry. We’re interested to see how the two companies decide to differentiate their offering from the competition.Sign up to our newsletter!last_img read more

FAIT Charity Poker Slo Pitch Tournament set for this weekend

first_imgThe tournament will be played in a round robin format, and teams must consist of six men and four women.As teams play, they will be given two cards for a win, and one card for a loss. At the end of the games on Sunday, teams will compare the best poker hands to determine who gets the prizes that are up for grabs.Those looking for more information can contact Cheralee Goulet at 250-793-9766- Advertisement –last_img