Gonso

07 Jun 19
Cavalcata Infernale

Kennt ihr diesen Coca-Cola-Song vor 30 Jahren noch? Naja, heute wollte ich zwar etwas Product placement betreiben oder auf neudeutsch mich als Influenzer versuchen, allerdings nicht für die in Atlanta liebgewonnene braune Plörre, sondern für…Gonso Sitzcreme! Man weiss gar nicht, was es alles für spannende Produkte zu kaufen gibt, wenn man sie nicht benötigt! Aber […]

03 Jun 19
USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire

Legal online sports wagering in Indiana could begin as early as Sept. 1, but don’t bet the house on it. State regulators, who will begin accepting applications July 1 from casinos, horse-racing casinos and off-track betting facilities to conduct sports wagering, said last week that they make no promises in meeting the Sept. 1 goal, calling it a “very aggressive timeline” […]

20 May 19
Gary & Lyn Camino 2019

Fitbit readings (Friday 17 May): Distance today: 22.3km; Distance so far: 551.2km; Steps today: 30,643; Steps so far: 807, 767 We left Astorga in cold temperatures but bright sunshine… heading out into the suburbs, past this modern church bathed in the morning sun with greetings for passing pilgrims built into the fabric of the building. […]

29 Mar 19
Sally seglar

I dag vaknade vi till solsken! Vi lämnar hamnen strax före sju och möts av en styv bris från norr. Vi får en något guppig men snabb och torr halvvind västerut till Capo Vaticano. Sedan faller vi av, gippar och länsar sedan med spirad fock söderut. Vi går för tredje gången mellan Karybdis och Skylla […]

14 Jan 19
FOX59

INDIANAPOLIS — Proposed changes to Indiana’s charitable gambling regulations seek to expand the industry and streamline licensing, but don’t mention the possibility of allowing payment to the people who organize and work the events. Republican Rep. Ben Smaltz is carrying the legislation, which would allow for higher prize payouts and more nonprofits to offer charity […]

14 Jan 19
CBS 4 - Indianapolis News, Weather, Traffic and Sports | WTTV

INDIANAPOLIS — Proposed changes to Indiana’s charitable gambling regulations seek to expand the industry and streamline licensing, but don’t mention the possibility of allowing payment to the people who organize and work the events. Republican Rep. Ben Smaltz is carrying the legislation, which would allow for higher prize payouts and more nonprofits to offer charity […]

14 Jan 19
WANE
Proposed changes to Indiana’s charitable gambling regulations seek to expand the industry and streamline licensing, but don’t mention the possibility of allowing payment to the people who organize and work the events. Republican Rep. Ben Smaltz is carrying the legislation, which would allow for higher prize payouts and more nonprofits to offer charity gaming, The Journal Gazette reported . The bill will also reduce the number of license types from 11 to six. “Charity gaming allows communities to have funding for a variety of things that otherwise would be government supported — good causes,” said Smaltz, who chairs the House Public Policy Committee, which will hear the legislation. “It just needed (to be) cleaned up.” However, the legislation isn’t seeking to alter the requirement that organizations use volunteers to hold events, such as bingo, raffles, festivals and casino nights. An Indiana Gaming Commission survey recently found that 63 percent of organizations support paying workers in some form, with 43 percent of those groups preferring to pay workers directly. Other organizations supported offering reduced membership fees, tipping, free meals or other forms of compensation. Steve Lantz, finance officer for the Waynedale American Legion Post 241, said charity gambling events help sustain the post, but that the group is having a difficult time finding volunteers to run events. The commission is avoiding policy discussions and focusing on making the system more efficient, said Sara Gonso Tait, the commission’s executive director. “We are really just seeking to modernize the charity gaming statute,” Tait said. Smaltz said he doesn’t support changing the current law because nonprofits must follow IRS regulations and are limited to how much they can put into salaries. “If they pay people, then is it truly charitable gaming that they are doing?” he asked. Indiana legalized charity gaming in 1992. The industry had $413 million in gross revenue in 2017, with $66 million in profits. Funds go to churches, veterans groups, volunteer fire departments and youth programs. Information from: The Journal Gazette
19 Dec 18
CyclingClaude

Ein Interview von Gastautor Andi mit Anselm Nathanael Pahnke, dessen Filmprojekt derzeit in ausgewählten Kinos läuft. Demnächst vielleicht auch bei Dir im Kino! CyclingClaude wird sich den Film wohl im Orfeos in Frankfurt anschauen. Anderswo. Allein in Afrika An einem Septembermorgen klickte ich in Facebook auf Nachrichtenanfragen und sah eine Message mit Absender Anselm Nathanael. Der […]

14 Dec 18
Hounds And Other Stuff

In 1987 I decided that it was time to buy my first basset hound. I always wanted one after seeing a basset hound on the show Columbo with Peter Falk many years before. When I saw that ad posted on the bulletin board in the lunch room at work I called immediately. Mark had a […]

05 Dec 18
American Literary Review

Issues Liquid State – Christy Lee Rogers Fall 2018 Poetry Joseph O. Legaspi, Donald Levering, John McCarthy, Maya Phillips, John Poch, David Salner, Marjorie Stelmach, Katherine Stingley, Richard Terrill, Brendan Walsh, Kathleen Winter Fiction Kristen Arnett, Wynne Hungerford, David Priest Nonfiction  Sheldon Costa, Melissa Matthewson Interview  Ruth Williams, author of Flatlands; ​interviewed by Brian Clifton […]