first_imgPool photo by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo / Flickr.ALBANY — Saying the federal government learned nothing in how it conducted COVID-19 testing, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called into question the proposed vaccination plan during a Friday conference call.The federal approach to use private vaccine providers such as Walgreen, CVS and other private pharmacies is a mirror of what Cuomo called a testing debacle.“The administration is locked in on this private sector plan,” Cuomo said.The current plan could take up to a year or more to vaccinate everyone, Cuomo said, adding the country can’t afford a year of time to vaccinate people. “We know the capacity of the network because we now have it engaged,” he said. “It could take one year to vaccinate. Their fundamental plan while simplistic is deeply flawed.”Cuomo said the federal government will not supply any funding to state’s to set up their own vaccination plans.“The federal govt will not provide any funding to speak of for a state to set up a supplemental network,” Cuomo said.“We just can’t afford it,” he said. “Their plan is just to fund the private sector providers. It operationally would be highly inefficient and it’s a direct mirror of the testing debacle. They’ve learned nothing.”“They handed it to the states. ‘New York State, you do the testing,’ ‘Will you provide us funding,’ ‘No,’ ” Cuomo said. “Will you provide us any materials,’ ‘No.’ This nation has been abysmal with testing.” Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),Cuomo is an ass. He has led the state with the most deaths from covid than any other state in the union. He killed people in nursing homes because of his order that the homes take covid patients. Since we are the highest taxed state in the union why does he need government funding. He has to go or there will be no one left in the state.last_img read more


first_img Gauselmann Group acquires majority stake in Bede Gaming March 12, 2020 StumbleUpon Michael BradyUpdating the market, industry platform supplier Bede Gaming will enter the South African online gambling market has entered a new partnership casino and leisure operator Sun International.Agreeing terms, Bede will become the lead technology platform supplier for Sun International’s online gambling subsidiary Sunbet brand (sunbet.co.za).Seeking to become the leading destination for South African online gambling consumers, Sun International has undertaken a technology restructure of its existing Sunbet supplier provisions.This November Sun International confirmed that Kambi would act as lead ‘end-to-end’ sportsbook platform supplier, integrating its market services within Bede Gaming’s backend technology platform.Updating stakeholders Anthony Leeming, CE, of Sun International, remarked: “To leverage in the digital environment we require a flexible platform that will allow us to deliver the world-class experience which our customers expect.”“For this reason, it was an easy decision to partner with Bede Gaming, which has enjoyed significant success in other markets. The team has been a pleasure to work with and we are excited to continue working in partnership.”Bede Gaming CEO Michael Brady, was pleased to confirm a further regulated tier1 partnership, with an established casino & leisure operator in Sun International.Bede’s strong commercial momentum had been recognised in 2017, with the company indexing as a top 100 ‘Sunday Times TechTrack 100’ enterprise.“To enter the South African market with such a respected name as Sun International really underlines our commitment to grow Bede’s footprint in global regulated markets.” Brady details“We have been selected by Sun International because we offer a flexible platform and lightning fast integrations that have proven successful in multiple jurisdictions.“Operators are demanding greater speed and flexibility, which is something we are able to deliver. We look forward to building a long and mutually beneficial relationship with Sun International, and will continue to build upon our market-leading offer.” Submit Share SBC’s Year In Review: September’s big betting news December 27, 2019 Share Related Articles UK betting faces crossfire of educational data breach January 20, 2020last_img read more


first_imgAt 44, Chuck Noll had joined an elite level of NFL coaches with Vince Lombardi and Don Shula after the win in Super Bowl X. Noll, hired at 37, endured a 12-30 record in his first three seasons in Pittsburgh before the success came. (Phil Sandlin, AP)Chuck Noll.You see the name and you immediately think four time Super Bowl winning coach. Noll was one of the best to ever coach the game and fortunately for the Steelers, he spent his entire 22 year head coaching career with the black and gold.After being a defensive assistant with the Chargers for six seasons and then three more years under Don Shula in Baltimore, Noll was hired as the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1969 at the age of 37.Noll struggled out of the gates only winning 12 games in his first 42 tries and not making the playoffs until his fourth year with the Steelers.  By year six, the team that would form the eventual dynasty of the 70’s was born and Noll led his Pittsburgh Steelers to four Super Bowl titles in a span of six seasons.In 22 seasons, Noll compiled a record of 209-156-1, won nine division championships, four conference titles and four super bowl championships as well.  Two years after his retirement, Noll was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1993.Noll was the father of the Steelers as we know them. Without him, the expectation to win a championship each year would not exist, the team would not have the most Super Bowl rings in league history and the rabid fan base may not even exist as it does today. Noll was a winner through and through and a true representation of the Pittsburgh culture.The Steelers were unsuccessful through their first four decades, when they appeared in just one postseason game. Then in 1969, the Steelers hired Chuck Noll, left, as head coach and he, with a core of players including QB Terry Bradshaw, changed the fortunes of the franchise. (AP Photo/File)Mike Pelaia hosts the website Steel Nation Association www.steelnationassociation.com- Covering the Steelers and helping Children’s Hospital All Day Everyday. You can e-mail him at [email protected]last_img read more