Ex-footballer who tried to rob shops to pay off gambling debt is jailed – Belfast Telegraph

Ex-footballer who tried to rob shops to pay off gambling debt is jailed BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A once promising footballer who turned to crime to fund his gambling addiction when injury abruptly ended his career has been jailed for a year after admitting trying to steal from shops. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/exfootballer-who-tried-to-rob-shops-to-pay-off-gambling-debt-is-jailed-36906427.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article36906426.ece/0d4e2/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-05-15_new_40947564_I2.JPG Email A once promising footballer who turned…

Joueurs (Treat Me Like Fire) review high-stakes gambling tale holds all the aces – The Guardian

First-time feature director Marie Monge brings her terrific drama-thriller Joueurs to the Directors Fortnight section of Cannes. The English title she has attached to it is Treat Me Like Fire. Actually, I think the simple translation Players is better. Its an old-school lowlife adventure in the Paris underworld of gambling, co-written by Romain Compingt and…

Australia Gambles Trump-Xi Tensions Won’t Derail Budget Recovery – Bloomberg

Australias leader Malcolm Turnbull will use Tuesdays budget to try and woo back disaffected voters before Donald Trump and Xi Jinpings trade tensions undermine the most China-dependent developed economy. Malcolm Turnbull Photographer: Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg A sudden surge in revenue is allowing Turnbull to offer tax relief instead of paying down the countrys budget deficit early.…