Aurigemma sul Cotral: "The letter of the mayors bears witness to the failure of Zingaretti"

"The letter addressed to Cotral by four mayors of Viterbo (Montalto di Castro, Tuscania, Tarquinia, Monte Romano), to point out the serious inconveniences that commuters, especially students, have to face, represents the photograph of the failure of the business management of these years. The critical issues, unfortunately, are still the same, with overflowing buses, and routes that do not cover some areas where schools and offices are located.

Citizens and local administrators are exasperated. Moreover, users pay the ticket for an inefficient service, forced to live with disservices of all kinds. As they say in these cases "in addition to the injury also insult". The serious aspect is that President Zingaretti has not been able to listen in recent years to the requests coming from the territories also on this issue, demonstrating the total distance from reality ".

The group leader of Forza Italia of the Lazio region Antonello Aurigemma declares this.

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Asl Roma 4, the withdrawal of the radiographic diagnoses in each company office works

Two months ago the service for the withdrawal of diagnostic examinations was activated at all the company radiologies. What is it about? The service greatly appreciated by users provides the possibility for the patient to take an X-ray examination in Civitavecchia and to withdraw it in any radiology present on the territory of the ASL Roma 4.

The service allows to shorten the withdrawal times, as very often for problems of distance and lack of personal time, the user withdraws the report late, and the route to be done is however inconvenient. Instead, being able to withdraw the report in any company radiology, the user is facilitated by choosing the withdrawal in the most congenial place. The data of the last two months that have seen the activation of the new service are about 80 monthly exams for Civitavecchia, 50 monthly exams for Ladispoli, 30 monthly examinations for Bracciano and 10 monthly examinations for Capena.

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Ladispoli, Grando forbids feeding the pigeons

The municipal administration informs the citizens that the mayor Grando has issued the order forbidding anyone, in the urban centers of the territory of Ladispoli, of provide food to pigeons and in general to the entire bird population, with the express prohibition of throwing food, waste and food leftovers to the ground.

In addition, the order imposes owners of buildings and anyone, in any capacity, in respect of property rights exposed to the nesting and stationing of pigeons and other birds, to keep the private areas underlying the buildings perfectly clean from the drain. the interested structures. Providing also at its own expense and expense to screen with appropriate nets and thin mesh or other suitable means any opening in buildings where they nest or can nest the pigeons. The trade union ordinance became necessary as a result of the continuous reports of sanitary hygiene problems due to the presence of pigeons in the municipal territory.

Pigeons are possible carriers of numerous infectious diseases with their excrements both for humans and for numerous domestic animals. They represent a serious problem of urban decoration in relation to the fouling of balconies, gardens and sidewalks, making them slippery and therefore dangerous for passers-by. The daily habit of distributing food to pigeons increases their ability to reproduce, contributing to aggravate a phenomenon that can cause serious damage to the community. Controls for compliance with the ordinance will be carried out by the Municipal Police.

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Civitavecchia, De Paolis: "Ready for the anti-rubbish barricades"

"Already in 2011 we rejected, with a great mobilization, with the work in the provincial group and with the stance of the 'then President Zingaretti, the project to transform Allumiere in the landfill of Rome, advanced by Alemanno and La Russa, then respectively Mayor of Rome and Minister of Defense. Today the Capitoline Council, led by the Rays and the Montanari, wants to try again.

From what we learn from the press article released this morning, and if it is confirmed, among the thirteen sites identified by the Metropolitan City for storage, treatment and disposal of waste in Rome we find Allumiere, Bracciano, Civitavecchia, Tolfa , New Castel of Porto, Riano, Guidonia and many other territories of the provinces.

The incapacity of the Sindaca Raggi and its Giunta both in its current management and in its planning, puts the territories in front of an already lived history, which we have seen closely in the area of ​​the Civitavecchiese area.

The cause of this situation is a malgovernmental Capital that alone produces 50% of the waste of the entire Lazio Region and that still differentiates a low percentage. A sensible environmental policy that even leads the Assessor to the environment to boast of the fact that there are not planned facilities on the City of Rome, downloading the responsibilities of the capital on the communities of the province, which absurd in many cases are those that reach levels differentiation over 65%.

In every intervention, in every Regional Council, on every occasion, we stressed the need for each community to be responsible for the disposal of its own waste, Rome first. A verifiable position from the official minutes of the Regional Council.

So it is good to reiterate that even if today the political color of the administrations has changed, compared to 2011, we are ready to barricades to defend our communities and our environment. We are waiting for a public stance even by the Mayor of Civitavecchia, who has always supported and shared the battle against these nefarious hypotheses. "

So in a note Gino De Paolis, candidate for regional elections in the Civic List for President Zingaretti.

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Online Gambling Trends And Predictions – A Comprehensive New Report By Pwc

Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC), one of the giants among accountancy firms worldwide has recently published a report on “Global Casino and Online Gaming Market to 2014”. This lengthy but must-read report discusses the land-based and online casino industry including players, trends, and revenue growth, to name a few. We have gone one step ahead by digesting selected sections of the report and summarizing them for you. It is worthy to mention that we have chosen contents relevant to this site and have summarized these alongside some of our inputs (Readers who wish to get a glimpse of the report details may visit

Casino Revenue Figures – Actual and Estimates

PwC’s report came out in two parts. The first part contains discussions on land-based casinos while the second touches on online casinos. While this site focuses on online casinos, a discussion on land-based casinos cannot be ignored at this point considering its huge operations and strong influence on its online counterpart. Probably for lack of reliable and credible sources, revenue figures from online gambling were excluded from the PwC report. The company however came out with revenue figures derived from regulated online gambling. PwC reports that for 2009 alone, revenue derived from gambling worldwide was a whopping US$100.5 billion. The company further estimates that this will reach US$156.8 billion or a hefty 56 percentage points increase by year-end 2014.

Asia Pacific Region – Gaining Headway

Everyone knows that Asia is being touted as the next global champion, thus it didn’t come as a surprise when PwC reported that the Asia Pacific Region industry players, specifically Macau, has already surpassed Nevada’s casino revenues in 2008. Asia Pacific countries like Australia and South Korea have become major players as they accounted for 92% of the region’s casino revenues for 2008. Singapore is not to be left behind as it occupied the number three slot among the regions revenue contributor for the same year.

Recession and US Casinos

In the US, casino owners are experiencing a less than favorable output. The recent economic recession has had negative repercussions on casino owners in Nevada and Atlantic City. Casino owners were not spared of the crisis. As expected, revenues took a nosedive. As a precautionary measure, the New Jersey government is reportedly preparing to submit an Online Gambling Bill which would help casinos outside of Atlantic City to obtain operating licenses.

Shifts and Directions

PwC also reported major directions to be taken by online casinos within a four-year time frame. Below is a brief discussion of these directions including our views.

1. Cross-Border Gambling

The practice of keeping casino operations within territories or states are backed up by their respective governments however, this set up may not gain a strong foot hold in the coming years. Casino owners, especially those operating within smaller states or regions would find ways to broaden its customer reach. The Powerball multistate lottery in the US and selected provinces in Canada are gearing towards creating a poker network. Apparently, crossing borders would be inevitable as business owners try to provide its local customers with as many players to play against.

2. Government and Taxation

Like any other business or going concern, casinos are also taxed by the Government. Understandably, Government would want higher revenue from taxes however, it may be wise to temper its imposition of taxes (including regulations) if it wants the industry to thrive. Too much imposition of taxes and stringent regulations may kill the industry. On-line gambling in France for instance has blamed the French Government for its poor performance due to regulations and taxes. Gaming businesses in UK also experienced the same heavy imposition of taxes. For this reason, a premier gambling business in UK has decided to pull-out and relocate its head office offshore.

3. Societal Views and Values

People have different perspectives about gambling. Poker for instance is viewed as game of strategy and entails analytical skills from among its players. On the other hand, table games in casinos are often times viewed as merely a game of chance and is unlikely to gain widespread acceptance compared with poker games. In the US, horse racing has evolved into a legal activity in various states. Sports-betting has likewise become a big industry in the US.

A few years ago, the UIGEA Bill was passed to control illegal online gambling although there are entities pushing for its repeal. We can go on discussing a host of other forms of gambling and the public’s different views on these. The bottom line is each form of gambling draws varied reactions from multiple sectors of society. The saying “Different folks, different strokes” strongly applies.

4. The Social Network Bandwagon

Many might be wondering whether a deal could possibly be forged between the popular social network Facebook and Harrahs. Deal or no deal, social networks are bound to take on a major role in promoting online casinos. It is interesting to note that apart from Harrahs, other online casino businesses have expressed growing interest in joining the social networking bandwagon. Apparently, more and more casino business owners recognize the value of social utilities and their huge contribution to increasing customer base and revenues. One proof is the growing number of Zynga poker fans who play poker for free via Facebook.

Final Note

Overall, it seems that growth of online casinos (including land-based ones) will be greatly influenced by Government’s laws and regulations on casinos and strategies on achieving revenue growth in the coming years. Of course we cannot discount the role of the general public in shaping the future of casinos worldwide. Whether or not it is ready to embrace gambling as a legitimate source of entertainment for mature and responsible adults still remains to be seen. Lastly, forging ties with social networks have become a trend among casino owners as they recognize its valuable contribution to market presence and revenue growth.

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