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Hurricane Dorian Relief for the Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian Relief for the Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian has delivered a devastating blow to two of our major islands – Grand Bahama and Abaco. We are extremely saddened by the loss of life, homes destroyed and landscape damaged. The spirit and resolve of our people remains strong, and we will continue to help everyone impacted.

The Government and people of the Islands of The Bahamas appreciate the outpouring of concern and offers of generous support in the wake of the hurricane. The best way to support the relief and recovery effort is through a monetary contribution to one of our trusted partners or a donation of specific goods identified at the bottom of this page
https://www.bahamas.com/relief

Accepting donations of needed items or cash visit this link https://www.bahamas.com/relief:

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Provide Supplies and drop off at the following locations:

Tropix Shopping
5610 NW 12th Avenue, Suite 203
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Dania Beach City Hall
100 W. Dania Beach Blvd.
Dania Beach, FL 33004

Christ Episcopal Church
3481 Hibiscus Street
Miami, FL 33133

Sands Harbor Resort & Marina
125 N Riverside Dr.
Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Yellow Cab
Attn: Regina McGee or Mike Livesy
800 NW 7th Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
954-565-8900 or 954-881-2331

Synergy Shipping LLC
4765 NW 103rd Ave
Sunrise, FL 33351
United States
Hours: 9am to 5pm Monday-Friday

What Is Needed:

Here is a list of items that are needed by those affected by Hurricane Dorian:

Here is a list of items that are needed by those affected by Hurricane Dorian

Life-Threatening Conditions Imminent as Hurricane Michael Is Close to Catastrophic

 

Photo by: The NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS)

Hurricane Michael is close to a catastrophic, unprecedented Category 4 strike on the Florida Panhandle and Big Bend with a life-threatening storm surge and over 100 mph winds possible not just near the coast, but also inland that could leave some areas without power for over a week.

Read on… https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/2018-10-10-hurricane-michael-cat4-historic-landfall-gulf-coast-florida

Facebook and your privacy

This week has been full of drama, especially from Facebook.

This privacy issue has many wondering what to do. You have choices.

  1. Continue using it the way you have and not worry about your privacy
  2. Make some changes in your Facebook account to control your privacy and be more careful on what you like, comment or post.
  3. Delete your Facebook account

“Remember we aren’t the customers we are the product.”


I read a good article on Facebook Privacy and how to control it.

“How to see all the apps tracking you on Facebook — and block them”  by Jim Edwards
http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-change-facebook-privacy-and-tracking-settings-2016-5 


If you just want a little more privacy on Facebook, then do some cleaning, you’ll want to visit Facebook’s App page under the Settings menu. You can find how many apps you have connected to your account.  You can remove apps you do not use at the top of the page or disable all of them via Apps, Website and Plugins > Edit.


If you are fed up with Facebook, you can delete your account:

How to delete or deactive your Facebook

“It may take up to 90 days to delete all of the things you’ve posted, like photos, status updates or other data stored in backup systems.

It’s unclear whether third-party apps will still have access to the data after your account has been permanently deleted. I bet they downloaded your info and are storing it on their own servers.

Facebook users can also deactivate accounts in case they want to access them again. The deactivation option can be found in the Settings > General menu under Manage Account > Edit.


If you’re afraid of losing content you’ve posted on Facebook over the years, such as photos or statuses, you can back it up  via Settings > General > Download a copy of your Facebook data


Just remember one thing when using Facebook, it remembers everything you do.
If you use any emojis (Likes), Facebook remembers it.
If you comment on a post, Facebook remembers it.
If you click on it, Facebook remembers it.

So if you want to mess with Facebook, click on everything, or do not click on anything. Avoid opening all sponsor ads. Avoid all political discussions.

Facebook is a tool, use it for your own advantage to stay in touch with friends and family. Do not post personal things you do not wish to share with the universe. If you have something private to talk about – use the phone. Just my humble opinion…

The Casino Gaming Industry— A Generational Perspective

By Glenn E. Wichinsky

As a second generation gaming executive, I have witnessed incredible changes in the casino gaming industry. While these changes have often been difficult for me to fully take in and comprehend, I think they can be best understood by taking a long view of how the casino industry has evolved.

My father, Mickey Wichinsky, was an early pioneer of the Nevada gaming industry and began his journey through the gaming industry at the Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas in the mid-1950s. During my early teen years, I would travel to Las Vegas to visit him and stay at the Sands Hotel. These were the times of the Rat Pack, with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr., often in plain view on the casino floor and hotel premises where they entertained friends and guests.

Dress attire was more formal and classy in the hotels during this era and the casinos preferred to cater to the high rollers. Guests were paged over the public address system when they were receiving a phone call through the hotel operator. Cellular technology and smart phones were in the unimaginable future, and the younger generation had not become what rock star Tom Petty calls “palm gazers.” This was a time where people went to majestic hotels and elegant casinos to be seen and entertained. A walk through the now extinct Riviera Hotel and Casino evidenced brilliant plush red carpets and crystal chandeliers. Patrons were expected to conform to a dress code. There was live entertainment and headliners to enjoy, with musicians and live orchestras accompanying them in their showroom performances.

Times have now changed: the names of headline entertainers are no longer as prevalent on hotel signage as they once were; orchestras are no longer a fixture of live entertainment venues; and the observed dress code that is now more commonplace with many guests and patrons in a hotel and casino involves wearing tee shirts, shorts, a baseball cap and carrying a can of beer.

Gaming, in some manner and fashion, has always had an attraction in society. To some, it was an opportunity to become lucky at a game of chance and to walk away with unexpected riches. To others, it can be a means of escaping the challenges we face in life, to place cash or other monetary consideration into a gaming device and to press a button endlessly into the day or evening while staring into some foreign or distant space. Yes, there are still serious gaming players that you will observe in the casinos, but there are also many casino guests and patrons who sit in front of a gaming machine and play the game just to pass time. Often, when successful in winning their jackpots, many do not even fully comprehend why they even won. It is entertainment at some level within a person’s own mind.

Read the rest of this interesting Article…

Glenn Wichinsky is recognized for his specialization in the fields of Gaming Law, Gaming Regulation and Compliance and International Business Development. He is a licensed attorney in the states of Nevada and Florida, a long term member of the International Masters of Gaming Law, an AV rated preeminent attorney by Martindale- Hubbell, and is also a second generation Nevada gaming executive.Glenn was conferred his Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California.

GLENN E. WICHINSKY
Attorney at Law

Gaming Law & Consulting – International Business Development

21218 St. Andrews Boulevard, Suite 708
Boca Raton, Florida 33433 USA
+1 702-250-0873

Admitted in Florida and Nevada Member International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL)