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• Bluberi Gaming has signed a deal with WWE to develop a series of licensed slot games featuring WWE Superstars and Legends. Among those to be featured include John Cena, Triple H, Becky Lynch, Roman Reigns and Ronda Rousey, along with such Legends as Hulk Hogan, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels. The first WWE series of slot games is scheduled to hit casinos October 2020.

• HarperCollins Publishers said it has acquired world rights to Back, the first memoir authored by Tiger Woods. According to Woods, “This book is my definitive story. It’s in my words and expresses my thoughts. It describes how I feel and what’s happened in my life.” A publication date was not given.

• Turner Sports’ eLeague has signed a deal with tech solutions and services provider CDW to “create enhanced fan experiences across eLeague’s properties on TV, digital, social and in-arena.” The alliance also names CDW an “official arena partner” for eLeague and the Rocket League Championship Series. Full story here.

• San Manuel Casino, under the auspices of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, has signed a deal to become a Founding Partner for Allegiant Stadium, scheduled to open at the home of the Raiders for the 2020 NFL season when the franchise relocates from Oakland to Las Vegas.

• Halloween this year is Oct. 31, and retailers, marketers and consumers are ready for another season of trick-or-treat. Total spend on Halloween 2019 is expected to reach $8.8 billion according to the National Retail Federation, Washington, DC. Full story here. 

• The Paley Center for Media, NY, will honor the 100th season of the NFL with a new exhibit: "A Century of Football: Celebrating the NFL’s 100th Season," free and open to the public (thru Oct. 27).

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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2020 Nominees

• Pat Benatar
• Dave Matthews Band
• Depeche Mode
• Doobie Brothers
• Whitney Houston
• Judas Priest
• Kraftwerk
• MC5
• Motorhead
• Nine Inch Nails
• Notorious B.I.G.
• Rufus feat. Chaka Khan
• Todd Rundgren
• Soundgarden
• T. Rex
• Thin Lizzy

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Most Popular NBA Player Jerseys (based on eBay sales October 2018-October 2019)
1. LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers
2. Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
3. Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Nets
4. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
5. Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets
6. Dwyane Wade Miami Heat (retired)
7. Kawhi Leonard Los Angeles Clippers
8. Zion Williamson New Orleans Pelicans
9. Carmelo Anthony (most recently with Houston Rockets)
10. Russell Westbrook Houston Rockets

Most Popular Player Merchandise (based on eBay sales October 2018-October 2019)
1. LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers
2. Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
3. Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets
4. Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Nets
5. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
6. Paul George Los Angeles Clippers
7. James Harden Houston Rockets
8. Dwyane Wade Miami Heat (retired)
9. Kawhi Leonard Los Angeles Clippers
10. Russell Westbrook Houston Rockets
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Weekend Box Office Oct. 11-13
1. Joker $55M
2. Addams Family $30.3M
3. Gemini Man $20.5M
4. Abominable $6.2M
5. Downton Abbey $4.9M
6. Hustlers $3.9M
7. Judy $3.3M
8. It 2 $3.2M
9. Jexi $3.1M
10. Ad Astra $1.9M
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnfkenn121400.html#JZxA5jXY4rCwemgZ.99
Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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NFL UK 2019
• Oct. 6 Chicago Bears v Oakland Raiders Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• Oct. 13 Carolina Panthers v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• Oct. 27  Cincinnati Bengals v Los Angeles Rams Wembley Stadium
• Nov. 3 Houston Texans v Jacksonville Jaguars Wembley Stadium

NFL Mexico 2019
• Nov. 18 Kansas City  Chiefs v Los Angeles Chargers Mexico City Estadio Azteca (ESPN Monday Night Football).

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Oct262009

Good News-Bad News In 2010 Olympics Financial Report

October 26, 2009: The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games has released its year-end fiscal report, which comes with the proverbial good news-bad news qualifications.

The good news: VANOC reports a net positive cash position of $182.2 million and said it "remains on track to finish the Games with a balanced budget."

The bad news: VANOC stressed, "It’s important to highlight that we are in a positive cash position because of the timing of payments and expenditures . . . Because of the nature of this project we shouldn’t take these results as necessarily indicative of the future."

The report, which includes audited financial statements for the period ending July 31, 2009, comes just days after Jack Poole, the man who headed the movement to bring the 2010 Winter Olympics to Vancouver, passed away at the age of 76. Vancouver Olympic officials said he died Oct. 23 in hospital "following a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer." Poole, who was chairman of the VANOC board of directors, lived long enough to see the flame that eventually make its way to the Vancouver Games lit in Greece on Oct. 22.

The 2010 Winter Olympics will run from Feb. 12-28, 2010.

“Our financial results over the past year were positive despite being in the midst of one of the toughest economic environments in a very long time. And while we’re pleased with the result, it’s important to highlight that we are in a positive cash position because of the timing of payments and expenditures,” John McLaughlin, VANOC’s CFO, said in a statement. “Because of the nature of this project we shouldn’t take these results as necessarily indicative of the future — Games’ budgets simply don’t work that way."

McLaughlin added that VANOC, which is responsible for the planning, organizing, financing and staging of the XXI Olympic Winter Games and the X Paralympic Winter Games, has "entered into substantial commitments for the goods and services required for the Games and soon our cash outflows will increase dramatically as we pay our suppliers. We need to continue to move forward cautiously with a disciplined financial strategy in the remaining days to ensure we finish with a balanced budget.” 

Among other figures released in the report, VANOC said project-to-date venue construction expenditures total $555.4 million; total deferred operating expenses for the year were $403.9 million versus $170.4 million in 2008; and that on a project-to-date basis, deferred operating expenditures totalled $768 million. VANOC said its next financial report would be released in December 2009.

2010 Winter Olympics IOC Worldwide Partners: Coca-Cola,. ACER, Atos Origin, General Electric, McDonald's, Omega, Panasonic, Samsung, Visa

2010 Winter Olympics National Partners: Bell, Hudson's Bay, RBC, GM Canada, Petro Canada, RONA

2010 Winter Olympics Official Supporters: Air Canada, BC Hydro, Bombardier, British Columbia Lottery, Canadian Pacific, ICBC, Jet Set Sports, Ricoh Canada, Royal Canadian Mint, Teck

2010 Winter Olympics Official Suppliers: 3M Canada, Acklands-Grainger, Aggreki, Alda Pharmaceuticals, Aquilini Investment Group, Birks, Britco, Canada Post, Cold-FX, Deloitte, Dow Canada, Epcor, Garrett Metal Detectors, General Mills, Hain Celestial Canada, Haworth, Jackson-Triggs, Karl's Global Events, Milennium Development, Molson, Nike Canada, Nortal, Offsetters, Port Metro Vancouver, Purolator Courier, Saputo, Sleep Country Canada, Sun Microsystems Canada, Tickets.com, TransCanada, Vancouver Airport Authority, Weston Bakeries, Workopolis, Wrigley Canada.

2010 Winter Olympics Official Media Suppliers: Canwest Publishing, The Globe and Mail, La Presse

Source: VANOC

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