August 19, 2020 /Sports News – National Ohio State quarterback discusses ‘We Want to Play’ college football petition Beau Lund Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailABC NewsBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — When Big Ten officials announced the decision to cancel fall sports this year, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields hatched the idea to start a petition online requesting the conference reinstate the 2020 football season. Fields’ petition, called “We Want to Play,” now has over 270,000 signatures.On Wednesday, Fields spoke exclusively with ABC’s Good Morning America about his motivation to petition the Big Ten.Watch the full interview below:Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
UK gambling adopts toughest online advertising code to protect underage audiences August 27, 2020 Share Submit Related Articles Share StumbleUpon Casino venues remain in the lurch with regards to their future schedules, as the government denies them a July reopening.Yesterday afternoon, DCMS Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden announced the government’s latest easing orders for leisure and hospitality businesses – a ‘significant lifting of lockdown restrictions for arts, entertainment and sport’.From this Saturday (11 July), England’s outdoor pools, sports pitches and open-air performance venues (including opera, theatre and music halls) will be allowed to reopen, obeying the government’s new rules on sports and entertainment participation.The weekend’s easing orders will be followed by England’s beauty salons, tattoo parlours and tanning rooms being allowed to reopen on Monday 13 July.The government’s further easing orders conclude with gyms and indoor swimming pools granted their reopening orders on Saturday 25 July.“We’ve made huge progress against the disease, and we are gradually seeing the things we love reopen. Normal life is slowly returning” said Dowden.Alongside nightclubs, England’s casino venues have been given no notice as to their future easing orders.The government’s decision to continue to sideline casinos follows pleas by the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) for the sector and its workforce to be given clarity on their future.Writing this week to Chancellor Rishi Sunak, BGC Chief Executive Michael Dugher stated that the Treasury must face economic realities and allow casinos to reopen this month.Ahead of yesterday’s announcement, Dugher welcomed the Treasury’s VAT cut (20-to-5%) for leisure and hospitality businesses, reminding the government that ‘casinos were on stand-by to aid the UK’s economic recovery’. ASA monitoring sweep marks gambling as the worst underage advertising offender August 26, 2020 UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020