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David Mateos (Spain) 1/0 1/0 1/0 (now with

AEK Athens)

CL match record: P160 W88 D33 L39 F311 A182

Strikers

Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) 9/5 15/12 67/27 Man Utd

Karim Benzema (France) 7/6 12/7 31/19 O Lyon

Gonzalo Higuain (Argentina) 5/2 15/3 15/3

Emmanuel Adebayor (Togo) 3/2 3/2 41/11 Monaco/

Arsenal

Kaka (Brazil) 1/0 8/1 63/24 AC Milan

Juan Carlos (Spain) 0/0 0/0 0/0

Juanfran (Spain) 0/0 0/0 0/0

Alvaro Morata (Spain) 0/0 0/0 0/0

Goalkeepers A/G1 A/G2 A/G3 Other clubs

Iker Casillas (Spain) 8/0 108/0 108/0

Jerzy Dudek (Poland) 1/0 2/0 47/0 Feyenoord/

Real Madrid (Spain)

Werder

Angel Di Maria (Argentina) 8/3 8/3 14/3 Benfica

Sami Khedira (Germany) 7/0 7/0 18/0 Stuttgart

Pedro Leon (Spain) 4/1 4/1 4/1

Esteban Granero (Spain) 3/0 7/0 7/0

Mahamadou Diarra (Mali) 2/0 23/1 56/5 O Lyon

Sergio Canales (Spain) 2/0 2/0 2/0

Pablo Sarabia (Spain) 1/0 1/0 1/0

Fernando Gago (Argentina) 0/0 16/0 16/0

Midfielders

Xabi Alonso (Spain) 8/0 15/0 62/3 R Sociedad/

(A/G=CL Appearances/goals, 1=current season, 2=with current

club, 3=total career)

Liverpool

Antonio Adan (Spain) 1/0 1/0 1/0

Tomas Mejias (Spain) 0/0 0/0 0/0

Squad

April 11 Real Madrid players’ individual

factfiles:

(Compiled by Paul Radford; Editing by Toby Davis)

Champions League appearances: 15

CL record: 3 titles (1998, 2000, 2002), 3 finals, 5

semi-finals, 9 quarter-finals

Other European titles: European Cup 6 (1956, 1957, 1958,

1959, 1960, 1966), UEFA Cup 2 (1985, 1986)

Coach: Jose Mourinho (Portugal)

Overall match record: P427 W240 D77 L110 F885 A468

Liverpool

Lassana Diarra (France) 8/0 14/0 24/0 Chelsea/

CL Record: P8 W6 D2 L0

Arsenal

Mesut Ozil (Germany) 8/1 8/1 18/1 Schalke/

Defenders

Marcelo (Brazil) 9/1 26/1 26/1

Pepe (Portugal) 7/0 22/0 40/2 Porto

Ricardo Carvalho (Portugal) 7/0 7/0 76/3

Porto/Chelsea

Sergio Ramos (Spain) 6/0 41/3 41/3

Alvaro Arbeloa (Spain) 6/1 12/1 35/1 Liverpool

Raul Albiol (Spain) 3/0 11/1 26/2 Valencia

Ezequiel Garay (Argentina) 1/0 4/0 4/0

(total, including with Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, P79 W41

D22 L16)

Hacking by China not necessarily a “hostile act” – CNN Security Clearance

infrastructure, it would not necessarily be a “hostile act.”

Asked by Republican Senator Lindsey Graham from South Carolina if it could be proven that the PLA was behind a hacking of the defense infrastructure, would it be considered a “hostile act,” Dempsey said it wasn’t necessarily..

Gen. this week and asked Dempsey if there was anything he wanted to pass on to Xi Jinping.

The U.S. Martin Dempsey, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he “believe(s) someone in China is hacking into our systems and stealing technology and intellectual property which at this point is a crime.”

“Happy Valentine’s Day,” Dempsey replied.

By Adam Levine

But Dempsey told the Senate Armed Services Committee where he was testifying that he cannot attribute the Chinese hacking to China’s military, the People’s Liberation Army.

“I would consider it a crime,” Dempsey said. top military officer said should China’s military be found to be behind hacks into the U.S. Asked what he would consider a hostile act, Dempsey said “attacking our critical infrastructure” would be a act worthy of a similar response.

Graham noted he was about to lunch with the Vice President of China who is in the U.S

Australia’s Guy Sebastian nails Eurovision performance, wins fifth place

SBS telecast hosts Julia Zemiro and Sam Pang, who oversaw coverage of the event, speculated that given Australia had only been granted a one year wildcard entry, China might be a future contender.

In Australia’s first — and perhaps, only — time participating in the Eurovision Song Contest, singer Guy Sebastian belted his single “Tonight Again,” winning the country a well-deserved fifth place.. any Eurovision points. according to Fairfax Media, but none to the Queen’s homeland.

– UKIP Trumpton (@Trumpton_UKIP) May 23, 2015

Since you’re new #AUS: People usually give all their points to the UK, FYI. Half of Europe is jealous we got Bruno Mars. That’s post-colonialism reparations for you. “Last night I just decided to breathe it all out, let it out and have fun … That was a world class performance #AUS #SBSEurovision

– Ryan Nelson (@RyanJohnNelson) May 23, 2015

How I feel about #AUS beating us in #eurovision2015 pic.twitter.com/buaxKTZ3hf

– Katie Barry (@katiebarrybarry) May 23, 2015

If #AUS don’t give us 12 points we should have a referendum to expel them from the Commonwealth #Eurovision2015

In the end, all that matters is Sebastian was so good the earth moved.

Was the relocation of #Aus part of the #Eurovision deal? pic.twitter.com/esxJei6Nce

– Dan Maher (@MrPointyHead) May 23, 2015

I think it’s nice Australia have their own Bruno Mars.

– Guy Sebastian (@GuySebastian) May 24, 2015

Australia was offered a wildcard entry into the 60-year-old event, and Sebastian had to overcome a crowd doubtful about his right to take to the stage — given Australia is, um, not in fact in Europe — but he proved up to the task, winning everyone over with his pork pie hat and jaunty dance moves.

No worries, though, because Australia came fifth on its very first outing at the beloved singing competition. #AUS #Eurovision

– Brett Leppard (@TheBrettLeppard) May 23, 2015

Look, don’t be disappointed we’re not polling strongly. The crowd went wild. #SBSEurovision

The reviews of Sebastian’s performance from the Twitter public were enthusiastic and welcoming to the newbie.

@GuySebastian you rocked that stage man. Unfair — he’s at least Down Under’s very own Justin Timberlake.

Bruno Mars called – he wanted to congratulate you on your excellent performance and says keep up the good work. one tough act to follow is right!! #AUS #Eurovision2015

Eurovision isn’t all love and music, however. #Eurovision2015

– #SBSEurovision (@MolksTVTalk) May 23, 2015

Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments.

See also: Douze points: The funniest Twitter reviews from Eurovision 2015

– cameron adams (@cameron_adams) May 23, 2015

– markmacleo (@markmacleo) May 23, 2015

But many also compared Sebastian to an Australian Bruno Mars. It’s a song about embracing the moment and not worrying about tomorrow.”

Australia’s Guy Sebastian nails Eurovision performance, wins fifth place

It wasn’t enough to take out the top spot, however, as Sweden’s M?ns Zelmerl?w emerged victorious, followed by Russia, Italy, Belgium and Australia.

Thanks everyone for your kind messages I’ve had the best time here in Europe so far. — MOLLY STERLING (@SterlingMolly) May 23, 2015

Whatever the outcome @GuySebastian just showed the globe how bloody good he is. Top 5! Thanks Europe for making Australia so welcome

Whether Australia will compete in the 2016 Eurovision competition remains unclear. It’s kind of A Thing. The event also saw some colonial disagreements emerge between Australia and the U.K, especially when Australia flew in the face of history and did not hand the U.K. Pretty shabby.

We gave #Aus 10 points and they gave us nothing. Shabby, Britain. Australia gave votes to Georgia, Israel, Estonia, Norway, Serbia, Belgium, Latvia, Italy, Russia and Sweden. #Eurovision2015

– Tesco (@Tesco) May 23, 2015

“As a singer, you are in unfamiliar territory, on an unfamiliar stage, in a very unfamiliar competition that we’re outsiders to,” Sebastian told SBS. came a poor 24th out of 27. And the U.K

Labs behaving badly. – Free Online Library

From the start, scientists at Los Alamos felt undermined by and resentful of Teller and his new facility, which they saw as radical and potentially dangerous. Oppenheimer remained more cautious, and Teller soon became convinced that Los Alamos, whose director, Norris Bradbury, was an Oppenheimer ally, was insufficiently dedicated to the H-bomb project. Doing so would not only provide the cost and security improvements associated with consolidation of special nuclear material, k would also, in all likelihood, make it easier to reduce the number of weapons scientists employed by the complex–and therefore the amount of federal money for “make-work” designed solely to keep those scientists busy.

The antagonism has its roots in the relationship between the two fathers of the atomic program, Edward Teller and Robert Oppenheimer.

If elected officials ever get around to consolidating our weapons complex, they’ll have to decide whether to also consolidate the design labs. But some members of the task force privately support such a step–which would almost certainly mean shuttering Livermore, the smaller of the two. Livermore scientists, for their part, saw their counterparts at Los Alamos as stodgy and risk-averse. With the help of Ernest Lawrence, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist and California scientific entrepreneur, Teller persuaded Congress to create a second design lab in Livermore, Calif., which would go full-speed ahead on the H-bomb project. In the late 1940s, Teller began advocating the immediate development of a hydrogen bomb, in response to the news that Russia had built an atomic weapon.

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The bureaucratic competition is not always productive, however. At the end of the Cold War, Livermore scientists reviewed the Los Alamos design for the W88 warhead. The question will be whether these advantages will outweigh the benefits of competition.

In the long and storied history of bureaucratic infighting, few contests have been more vitriolic than the one between our two major nuclear weapons design labs, Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore.

When the H-bomb was eventually produced, Livermore was given most of the credit. All rights reserved.

Copyright 2006, Gale Group. ‘And if I want to hear what’s wrong with the DAHRT at Los Alamos, I’ll go to people at Livermore.”

The ultimate truth, say historians, is that the rancor was probably worth it: Thanks to competition between the two labs, America more quickly produced the H-bomb, and therefore had a more effective deterrent against the Soviet Union sooner. (The production facilities largely work on separate aspects of the process, so there’s no real competition taking place.) The Overskei report neither recommended nor discouraged consolidating the two labs into one. They concluded, wrongly as it turned out, that the design was unsafe, and advised against building it, a judgment that was received at Los Alamos as a slap in the face. But having separate design labs, and a relationship of competition–even antagonism–between them, does make it easier for outsiders to gain access to information about their shortcomings.” If I want to hear what’s wrong with the NIF at Livermore, my best option is to go to people at Los Alamos,” says Hugh Gusterson, an MIT anthropologist who studies the culture of the weapons labs. Gale Group is a Thomson Corporation Company.

. This infuriated scientists at Los Alamos, who had in fact run the thermonuclear tests that had helped pave the way for the bomb

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The scientist spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the issue.

Because the U.S. The original triggers, all made at the now-closed Rocky Flats facility in Colorado, were hammered into precise form. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Raymond Jeanloz of the University of California at Berkeley, a longtime adviser to the government on nuclear weapons issues, said in an interview he is not surprised there have been some modification in the W88 warhead, but that does not mean it is less reliable.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Kevin Roark, a spokesman for the Los Alamos weapons program said the changes in specifications “have been fully explored, fully vetted and fully accepted by NNSA and engineering analysis (conducted) by us.”

A single trigger made at Rocky Flats cost less than $4 million. The last of the original triggers were manufactured in the late 1980s.

In an e-mail response to the watchdog group’s claims, Bernard Pleau, a spokesman for the agency’s office at Los Alamos, said the changes do not “compromise the integrity of the parts. She posed that question in a letter last Friday to Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman.

Officials say the cost figures reflect the fact that new facilities and a new process for making the replacement triggers had to be developed. no longer conducts underground nuclear tests, the Los Alamos scientists had to rely on other sources to replicate the original triggers and guarantee that the replacements would be as reliable as the old. This process is viewed by metallurgists as producing a stronger product.

The government will not say how many W88 warheads it has. halted in 1992, and through a different process than the replacements. Los Alamos National Laboratory: http://www.lanl.gov/

Any variation or flaw in the pit could cause a warhead not to detonate properly or to detonate with less explosive power than expected.

“With this large number of waivers, how is it possible to objectively tell whether the pit will even work?” said Danielle Brian, executive director of the group that monitors nuclear weapons-related activities. Scientists at Los Alamos and at the government’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California concluded the change did not degrade the reliability of the triggers, according to NNSA.

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“The manufacturing process for the W88 has been incredibly, thoroughly vetted,” said Jeanloz. For years, however, testing the warhead’s components to ensure the weapon produces the intended blast instead of a fizzle has been complicated by a lack of replacement plutonium triggers.

Last summer, the first replacement plutonium trigger in 18 years received “diamond stamp” approval signaling it was ready for use in a warhead. The original triggers were made with the benefit of underground nuclear testing, which the U.S. That difference in cost was noted by Brian in the letter to the energy secretary.

Project on Government Oversight: http://www.pogo.org

The government acknowledges differences between the old triggers and their replacements.

Since last summer’s announcement, the Los Alamos lab has made 10 additional W88 triggers. That, in turn, creates the high temperatures and pressure to ignite a “secondary” nuclear component. So far, nine have earned the “diamond stamp” from the National Nuclear Security Administration, which oversees the lab’s programs. Such approval means they are ready to use.

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The change in manufacturing process, from wrought to cast, has been a subject of debate and extensive analysis among those involved in nuclear weapons. All rights reserved. He was on a panel that last year concluded the plutonium in warhead triggers is much sturdier than previously thought, with a life span of as much 100 years.

The new ones were made by using a mold to cast the grapefruit-size plutonium sphere. These means included small-scale plutonium tests, technical data from past underground tests, and computer codes and models.

The Project on Government Oversight says it was told by some Los Alamos scientists that the trigger certified last July and known as the W88 pit needed 72 waivers from the specifications used for the original triggers, including 53 engineering-related changes.

By H. The number has been estimated at about 400, in addition to an estimated 3,200 W76 warheads that also are designed for the submarine-based Trident II missile.

WASHINGTON – 

Resting atop the Trident II missile, the W88 warhead is among the mainstays of the country’s submarine-based nuclear arsenal. At Los Alamos, it has cost an estimated $430 million over 10 years to certify the first trigger. To scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, that was a milestone to celebrate. It meant the warheads, after testing that makes the original trigger unsuitable for reuse, could be reassembled with a new trigger and put back into service.

In a warhead’s detonation, a conventional explosive packaged around the pit compresses the plutonium inward, creating enough pressure for an atomic chain reaction. JOSEF HEBERT, Associated Press Writer

National Nuclear Security Administration: http://www.nnsa.doe.gov/

But Los Alamos and agency officials bristle at suggestions that the new triggers might be less reliable or have flaws that could affect their performance.

Precise manufacture of the trigger is essential.

The agency acknowledged there were “more than 70 engineering authorizations” _ as it characterizes the waivers _ approved in the new W88 pit certification and that this was a “relative high number.”

A watchdog group now is raising questions about whether the replacement triggers, also known as pits, can be guaranteed to be as reliable as those already in some 400 W88 warheads. The result is a a massive hydrogen blast.

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. That required extensive computer modeling and testing to assure precise shape, size and weight and that the triggers meet performance requirements.

At least one other replacement pit required 71 specification waivers, a Los Alamos scientist indirectly involved in the production process told The Associated Press. The bottom line _ the pits produced meet all functional quality requirements for use and are fully accepted by NNSA.”

Copyright 2008 The Associated Press

Spurs bets go East; RESULT!

What are the

odds on that? Spurs have announced Fun88 as the club’s official

Asian betting and gaming partner in a lucrative twoyear deal. l y e Football clubs are always looking at ways to gain a

slice of the massive Asian market, if only to access pirate DVDs. s e I

told a mate the other day that I once went to a casino in central Asia.

“Tibet?” he asked. All rights reserved.

AT a time when most Premier League teams are signing players,

Tottenham have signed two deals with betting companies. But most British men have done the same thing.

. “Why else?” I answered.

It does sound a bit like cheating, having one UK partner and one

Asian partner.

iabat Spurs and Fun88 hope inside the two-year agreement to launch

a new bespoke betting microsite and that’s not a bad idea – in two

years people might just know what it means.

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k The Londoners have also just signed a deal making Betfred their

official UK partner.

Byline: DEREK McGOVERN ; JOHN SHAW

Copyright 2012 Gale, Cengage Learning. l g -The

agent for Emmanuel Adebayor (right) has already requested 10 per cent of

the deal

What if JFK Lived? Vietnam, President Cheney and a 21st Century War with the USSR? | Anthony Lappe

He expands his already extensive spying operation on the White House. A crane breaks and drops a load of lumbar in the sand. The U.S. Beaumont, Texas.” width=”52″ height=”52″/>

A minor league baseball stadium. When a march on Jackson, Mississippi is met with extreme violence from local police and KKK members, riots engulf southern cities. Secretary of Defense refuses to deny that the Pentagon is increasing the flow of covert arms to insurgents in the Soviet Union. He had been keeping his own file on Hoover. The economy stalls, and innovation, once the hallmark of the Kennedy legacy, proves illusive. is about to go to war with a still-kicking Soviet Union? JFK WTF? you say. Pressure from his hawkish advisors to send ground troops to Vietnam is ignored. They establish radical anti-capitalist training camps in the USSR’s Central Asian Republics. Is it plausible? That’s for you to decide. A war in the Middle East disrupts the economy, and the U.S. Meanwhile, reformers in the Soviet Union stay out of the fray, liberalizing their economy and expanding their oil infrastructure throughout Soviet Central Asia, bringing in much needed hard currency. The president is gravely wounded. But the country is in flames. He is still the Cold Warrior he ever was, in that he believes American values will triumph over communism, but he is now committed to finding a peaceful way to achieve those ends. begin to fray. Aides warn he’s moving too fast — that the south will buck at being forced to integrate by an elitist Catholic chief executive. But the coming two decades prove difficult for the country.

January 1973. He begins speaking in stark terms about the need for world peace and a move away from violence as an instrument of foreign policy. George W. Like Watergate, the coverup proves worse than the original crime. There is no draft. At first there are no takers. He is currently a consultant for the National Geographic Channel and a freelance producer for Radical Media.  The driver tries to free her, but can't. He is clinically dead for several minutes before dramatically being revived as live TV cameras report from outside the hospital. </p>
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A respected columnist reports the true extent of JFK’s chronic health problems, which first surfaced in the wake of the assassination attempt. army troops and local police. As he slumps down in his seat a third whizzes by his head, missing by inches. The girl is trapped. Join me in the way-back machine for a thought experiment in JFK alternate history:

November 1965. America's most popular touch-screen gadget, the iBerry, is produced by cheap Soviet labor.  </p>
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<p>RFK’s election victory over Herbert Hoover is short-lived. The world holds its breath.</p>
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<p>The late 60s are a time of earnestness.  He even hints that he has damaging evidence on the Kennedy brothers. </p>
<p>The New Cold War</p>
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<p>Commentators call it the “Martyr’s Mandate” as he pushes forward a new foreign policy agenda that calls for the launch of disarmament talks with the Soviets and an increase in official communication and cultural exchanges.</p>
<p>November 22, 2013: Terrorists have hijacked a passenger plane and have flown them into an American military base in Europe. </p>
<p>July 19, 1969, Chappaquiddick, Massachusetts: A sports car barrels down a dark road. The “Cold War,” dormant since the 60s, heats up again. But the truth is that history is a dialectic. There’s a tense stand off between U.S. But behind the scenes, storm clouds are gathering.  The U.S. Without the war, here is no Woodstock and the counter-culture gets subsumed by the Kennedy’s New Frontier ethos. Saudi Arabia.” width=”52″ height=”52″/></p>
<p>A strip mall is under construction in the desert. </p>
<p>But everything JFK would try to do would almost be derailed by a scandal that nearly destroys the Kennedy legacy. He has weathered six international crises, including a bungled invasion of Cuba, the erection of the Berlin Wall and a standoff with the Soviets over missiles that brought the human race to the brink of oblivion. Nixon who had pledged an end to the racial turmoil, a law-and-order approach that respected southern traditions. was never going to amount to much.</p>
<p>When RFK announces he has invited a Soviet astronaut to the join an Apollo mission to the moon as a symbol of peace it’s the last straw for the FBI Director and other conservative plotters. </p>
<p>The New Terror</p>
<p>It’s the final act in a battle of political titans that would define the 60s.  A poster in a New York subway station reads: “If you see something, say something,” above a picture of a sneaky Trotsky-esque character wearing a Soviet beret and a backpack.  </p>
<p>A Different 60s</p>
<p>Surviving the assassination has a powerful psychological effect on him.  A rally on on the Berkeley campus takes a much different tone.</p>
<p>The blood-soaked First Lady emerges as a hero. Red Square, Moscow, USSR.  </p>
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Without the Vietnam War, the landscape of America in the 1960s is radically different. Hoover sees his chance, and is finally able to find a journalist willing to publish the revelations of his surveillance on the president. And he releases information exposing the FBI director’s longtime gambling habit, ties to organized crime, and even drops hints of his homosexuality. No body bags coming back.

Close

American troops are amassed at the border of a Central Asian republic. What may seem like a miracle in the present might have long term consequences no one can predict. Kennedy: An Alternate History.

RFK’s victory over Hoover is short-lived.

As the motorcade makes its way through Dallas, adoring crowds line the route. The terrorists are communists, trained in the USSR.

When Afghanistan falls to indigenous rebels, the Soviets, seeing America’s problems in Egypt, decide not to invade, instead preferring to focus on solidifying control of the existing satellite republics. The unmistakable white glass sheen of an iBerry store looms over Moscow’s Red Square, with a hammer and sickle on top. A large portion of the public is appalled, and dramatic hearings begin

What are your best frugal living tips? (Weekly Topic Inspiration)

I agree with the hubber who says – write down every single penny spent. Make a hobby of it.

Swap unused items with friends, neighbors etc. Make it a festive occasion.

Live on less. you will feel the ‘pain’ of the immediacy of that money spent.

Buy as many items ‘on sale’ or ‘reduced’ as possible. Everything homemade tastes better, so therefore, i believe, your needs are more satisfied.

Re-vamp old items into ‘new’ furniture, clothes, curtains, cushions. Make a philosophy of it.

. By not going to the store for these items you will make better use of your time, energy and ingredients.

Bake your own items – bread, cakes, pies etc. Make a ‘hobby’ of it.

Look for the discounted items.

Ask for discount.

Look for the ‘free’ items. That way you can ‘track’ your money.

Grow your own veg, fruit, keep hens, ducks, poultry – even in a small space. Get ideas from magazines, online.

Discard the credit card – use a debit card, if needed. for things you want

‘First legal’ U.S. online gambling Site launches, but for Nevada residents only – National Technology

That alone would halt IP spoofing.. We’re the first, not only in Nevada but in America, to offer real money poker in a regulated environment.

Ultimate Poker Chairman Tom Breitling said Monday:

The United States’ first fully legal online poker site launched on Tuesday. Burnett, the chair of the Nevada State Gaming Control Board, said:

It’s possible, anyway, that players in other states won’t have to wait long for online gambling to reach their borders. There is, however, one big catch: Gameplay is limited to those who are physically present within the state of Nevada.

Think of it like the Mega Millions and other multi-state lottery programs. Likewise, there won’t be enough money for tournament players to win until the prize pools are large enough.

Nevada is now the first state to accept legal, regulated interactive wagers.

This is an important day for the gaming industry. After the 2011 “Black Friday” that took down PokerStars and other sites, a court of appeals overturned the Federal Wire Act law that banned states from legitimizing online gambling for the use of their own residents. While both the site and Nevada state regulators are staying mum on their procedures, state regulators said that the method used to determine a player’s location will be far more extensive than simple IP-based geo-location.

Although the measures being taken are still hush-hush, Chris Derossi, Ultimate Poker’s CTO gave a clue when he said that all players must have a mobile device that can be traced through mobile networks. It’s a big day and I’m proud of the state.

Earlier this year, Nevada’s governor signed a bill into law, authorizing online gambling for Nevada residents. Nevada (as you might expect) was the first jump on the bandwagon.

However, don’t get your hopes up. He said:

A.G. They’d never be able to boast these gigantic nine-figure jackpots if they had to keep all lotteries intrastate. The only way such gamblers would opt for online gaming, Matthew Stout, one of the top-ranked poker players worldwide said, would be if the states pooled their resources in a manner similar to multi-state lotteries such as Powerball and Mega Millions. Both New Jersey and Delaware now also have similar laws on their books, but Nevada is the first state to go live with an authorized online gambling site.

Naturally, this might bring to mind one word: Tor (or any other proxy server software that can spoof your location).

High stakes pokers players, however, say that poker games isolated to a single state are too small to attract the big players

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. T??ng và Na cùng ?i?u hành qu?n lý ti?m vàng T??ng Th?nh s? 21 An D??ng V??ng, ph??ng 8, qu?n 5, TPHCM và ???c m?t ng??i mang tên n??c ngoài g?i ??n ?? v?n chuy?n ngo?i t? ra n??c ngoài nh?m h??ng l?i b?t chính. Rõng rã ?i?u tra, ??n gi?a tháng 3.2015, C? quan CS?T B? Công an ?ã tri?t phá ???ng dây cá c??c này, kh?i t? b?t giam 23 ??i t??ng. 

Tr? l?i v?i v? án 188bet – n?i có l??ng hàng ch?c ngàn con b?c tham gia, v?i s? ti?n hàng ngàn t? ??ng giao d?ch cá ??, ?ã ???c C45 và C50 B? Công an bóc g? n?m 2013 – có th? th?y, m?c ?? và tính ch?t vi ph?m pháp lu?t c?a hình th?c bài b?c này h?t s?c nghiêm tr?ng.

Liên ti?p trong nhi?u ngày v?a qua, B? Công an ?ã khám xét nhi?u ?i?m t?i TPHCM, b?t hàng lo?t các ??i t??ng liên quan, thu gi? s? l??ng l?n tang v?t v? án. Theo ?ó, l?c l??ng C?c C?nh sát phòng ch?ng t?i ph?m s? d?ng công ngh? cao (C50) ph?i h?p C?c CS?T t?i ph?m v? tr?t t? xã h?i (C45) B? Công an ?ã theo dõi, n?m b?t toàn b? quy lu?t ho?t ??ng c?a Cty truy?n thông do Toàn làm giám ??c v?i nhi?u bi?u hi?n t? ch?c bài b?c qua trang m?ng Fun88, c?ng ??t máy ch? ? n??c ngoài t??ng t? nh? M88. Tuy nhiên, tháng 10.2011, ông giám ??c này ?ã sang b??c ngo?t m?i khi ???c m?t ng??i b?n gi?i thi?u v?i m?t Cty ? Philippines, vi?c làm nh? nhàng mà thu nh?p thì vào hàng “kh?ng”. ??c bi?t, nhi?u tài kho?n t?i ngân hàng ?ã ???c phong t?a, ?ây là b?ng ch?ng v? s? l??ng c?c l?n dòng ti?n ?ánh b?c ???c chuy?n kho?n ra n??c ngoài và giao d?ch th?ng-thua c?a các con b?c kh?p c? n??c. Theo nh?n xét c?a c? quan CS?T B? Công an, khi tri?t phá ???ng dây này, nh?ng “ông trùm” n?m ? n??c ngoài l?i câu k?t v?i các ??i t??ng khác trong n??c, t? ch?c thành nh?ng ???ng dây cá c??c khác, khi?n tình hình h?t s?c ph?c t?p, cu?c ??u tranh phòng ch?ng t?i ph?m s? d?ng công ngh? cao c?ng h?t s?c cam go và lâu dài. Các ??i t??ng ?ã v?n chuy?n trái phép qua biên gi?i Vi?t Nam – Trung Qu?c h?n 242 t? ??ng.

Và th? là hành trình ph?m t?i c?a “ông trùm” V??ng Ch?n Thanh b?t ??u. Công tác ?i?u tra còn cho th?y, Ph?m Huy Toàn là ??i t??ng t?ng ti?n án v? t?i “l?a ??o chi?m ?o?t tài s?n”.

?ây là v? án có tính ch?t ??c bi?t nghiêm tr?ng, ???c t? ch?c ch?t ch?, ho?t ??ng trong th?i gian dài, s? l??ng ti?n v?n chuy?n trái phép qua biên gi?i r?t l?n. ??n tháng 5.2012, do th?y l??ng ti?n chuy?n vào tài kho?n quá l?n, tên ng??i nh?n th??ng l?p ?i l?p l?i nhi?u l?n, ??ng th?i, tr??c mùa gi?i bóng ?á Euro 2012, Cty t?i Philippines l?i yêu c?u Thanh m? thêm nhi?u tài kho?n t?i nhi?u ngân hàng khác nhau ?? h? nh?n giao d?ch s? ti?n l?n, nên Thanh b?t ??u nghi ng? ?ây là ti?n cá ?? qua m?ng.

?i?u ?áng chú ý là khi m? r?ng ?i?u tra v? án này, ngay ngày 31.10.2013, C? quan CS?T B? Công an ?ã kh?i t? b? sung v? án hình s? “v?n chuy?n trái phép hàng hóa, ti?n t? qua biên gi?i” ??i v?i 3 ??i t??ng. ???ng dây 188bet.com do V??ng Chánh Thanh (SN 1976, ng? s? 335, ???ng Tân Ph??c, ph??ng 6, qu?n 11, TPHCM) c?m ??u. Trong ?ó có Do Tú T??ng (SN 1978, ng? s? 21, ???ng An D??ng V??ng, ph??ng 8, qu?n 5, TPHCM), Lai Siêu Na (SN 1973, ch? ru?t T??ng) và Nguy?n Th? Biên (SN 1979, ng? 85, ???ng Vân ??n, khu 2, ph??ng Tr?n Phú, TP.Móng Cái, t?nh Qu?ng Ninh). T??ng, Na và Biên ?ã l?i d?ng s? h?, thi?u sót trong công tác qu?n lý kinh doanh, mua bán, thu ??i ngo?i t?, v?n chuy?n ti?n t? thông qua giao d?ch gi?a các tài kho?n cá nhân ???c m? t?i ngân hàng. T?i C? quan ?i?u tra, Toàn và ??ng b?n khai nh?n, Toàn thành l?p Cty c? ph?n truy?n thông FAM, ??t tr? s? t?i m?t tòa nhà trên ???ng ?inh Tiên Hoàng, ph??ng ?a Kao, qu?n 1, TPHCM v?i ch?c n?ng ??ng ký kinh doanh là qu?ng cáo, marketing… trên m?ng Internet. và ra quy?t ??nh kh?i t? ?i?u tra v? án “t? ch?c ?ánh b?c và ?ánh b?c”. Tuy nhiên, Toàn và ??ng ph?m núp bóng Cty t? ch?c ho?t ??ng ?ánh b?c, cá ?? qua m?ng Internet.

Không ch? liên quan t?i ???ng dây cá ?? M88, ông trùm này còn t? tay ?i?u hành m?t trang m?ng khác có quy mô cá ?? c?c l?n, mang tên Fun88.com. Hi?n v? án ?ang ???c B? Công an m? r?ng ?i?u tra truy xét.

T?i th?i ?i?m ban ??u này, Thanh còn “nai t?”, không bi?t mình ?ang d?n thân vào ???ng dây cá c??c qu?c t? c?c l?n, v?n âm th?m ?i giao d?ch nh?n và chuy?n ti?n cá c??c cho b?n t?i ph?m n??c ngoài. N?m 2003, Thanh làm Giám ??c Cty Viettinnet. ?ây c?ng là ???ng dây cá c??c có quy mô c?c l?n, s? ti?n bài b?c d?ng “kh?ng”, ?ang ???c ?i?u tra, th?ng kê.

Khi m? r?ng ?i?u tra v? án ?ánh b?c trên trang m?ng 188bet.com, C? quan CS?T B? Công an ?ã khám phá thêm 3 ??i t??ng liên quan t?i t?i danh “v?n chuy?n trái phép hàng hóa, ti?n t? qua biên gi?i”.

Liên quan ??n ???ng dây ?ánh b?c M88 mà chúng tôi ?ã nêu trong Báo L??S s? ra ngày 19.3, C? quan ?i?u tra còn khám phá thêm ???ng dây t?i ph?m cá ?? c?c l?n khác ??t b?n doanh ngay t?i trung tâm Sài Gòn, mang tên Fun88. Ban ??u, Thanh m? các tài kho?n theo h??ng d?n t? n??c ngoài, chuy?n và rút ti?n nh?ng ch?a nh?n ???c ti?n công.

Qua ?i?u tra, Toàn c?ng là ??i t??ng liên quan ??n ???ng dây bài b?c qua trang m?ng M88.com (?ã b? B? Công an tri?t phá). Cty th??ng xuyên ??ng ký tuy?n d?ng nhân viên, nh?ng khi vào làm vi?c t?i Cty, Toàn yêu c?u m?i nhân viên ph?i m? t? 5 – 6 tài kho?n cá nhân t?i các ngân hàng, r?i làm gi?y ?y quy?n, giao tài kho?n cho Toàn nh?m m?c ?ích s? d?ng ?? thanh toán giao d?ch ti?n bài b?c qua trang m?ng Fun88. T? ngày 18 – 24.10.2013, C? quan CS?T B? Công an ?ã th?c hi?n l?nh khám xét kh?n c?p ??i v?i 7 ??i t??ng, trong ?ó có V??ng Ch?n Thanh và v? là ?àm Kim Khuy?n, cùng em ru?t c?a Thanh là V??ng Thúy H?ng… ??n n?m 2005, Thanh thành l?p Cty TNHH Vi?n Tin kinh doanh máy tính b?ng, ?i?n t? vi?n thông, camera quan sát…

Ng??i ch?i ph?i n?p ti?n ?ôla M? ho?c ti?n ??ng qua tài kho?n ngân hàng cho Toàn và ??ng b?n b?ng, sau ?ó ???c nh?n m?t tài kho?n trên trang m?ng Fun88 có s? ti?n ?o t??ng ???ng s? ti?n ?ã n?p cho Toàn, r?i dùng tài kho?n ?o này ?ánh b?c tr?c tuy?n, d??i hình th?c cá ?? bóng ?á và nhi?u môn th? thao trên th? gi?i khác…

C? quan CS?T B? Công an c?ng ?ã có k?t lu?n ?i?u tra v? án 188bet. Theo ?ó, “ông trùm” V??ng Ch?n Thanh t?ng t?t nghi?p ??i h?c chuyên ngành công ngh? thông tin, n?m 2000 m? l?p d?y tin h?c và ti?ng Trung. ?ây là ???ng dây do Ph?m Huy Toàn (SN 1977, ng? qu?n Bình Th?nh, TPHCM) c?m ??u. Tính ??n nay, C? quan CS?T ?ã kh?i t? t?ng c?ng 66 b? can trong v? án 188bet, trong ?ó có 5 b? can b? kh?i t? t?i danh “t? ch?c ?ánh b?c”, 3 b? can v? t?i “v?n chuy?n trái phép hàng hóa, ti?n t? qua biên gi?i” và 59 b? can v? t?i “?ánh b?c”.

Ho?t ??ng c?a 2 ???ng dây ?ánh b?c tr?c tuy?n là M88 và Fun88 cho th?y t? n?n bài b?c di?n ra ph?c t?p. Thanh ti?p t?c nh? ng??i thân trong gia ?ình, các nhân viên trong Cty do Thanh làm giám ??c m? hàng lo?t tài kho?n t?i nhi?u ngân hàng ?? ph?c v? vi?c giao d?ch chuy?n nh?n ti?n cá ?? bóng ?á cho 188bet, s? ti?n h?n 195 t? ??ng, tính ??n ngày sa l??i c?nh sát (ngày 18.10.2013).

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T? gi?a n?m 2012 ??n nay, Toàn chuy?n giao Cty cho em h? là V? Vi?t H?i (SN 1985, ng? qu?n 1, TPHCM) qu?n lý, tuy nhiên m?i ho?t ??ng ??u do Toàn ch? ??o