Camelot B2B arm secures WLA responsible gaming certification

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Camelot B2B arm secures WLA responsible gaming certification Topics: Lottery The World Lottery Association (WLA) has accredited Camelot Lottery Solutions, the B2B arm of the UK National Lottery operator, as a certified responsible gaming supplier.The certification recognises that an operator or supplier is aligned with the WLA Responsible Gaming standards for associate members.The standard comprises eight areas, assessing a company’s treatment of staff; product and service development; research; advertising and marketing communications; remote gaming environment; client interaction; stakeholder engagement, and reporting.Camelot’s certification will remain valid until June 2023, after which the supplier said it would seek recertification to the WLA standard.“Player safety is the starting point for any product or solution we design, build, and deploy, and we’re proud that our products and services operate in some of the strictest regulatory environments in the global lottery ecosystem,” Camelot chief executive Wayne Pickup said.“We believe that lotteries grow best, and communities benefit most, when players are responsibly engaged. I’m delighted that Camelot Lottery Solutions has been recognised as a certified Responsible Gaming Supplier by the WLA.” The World Lottery Association (WLA) has accredited Camelot Lottery Solutions, the B2B arm of the UK National Lottery operator, as a certified responsible gaming supplier. Lottery 21st July 2020 | By contenteditor Email Addresslast_img read more

PokerStars to shutter Full Tilt on 25 February

first_imgThe combined business was later acquired by Amaya, which became the Stars Group, which was itself bought by Flutter in 2019. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter PokerStars to shutter Full Tilt on 25 February Tags: Flutter Entertainment PokerStars Full Tilt Email Address The operator said it chose to make this decision because its focus on its flagship product made it unable to provide the same level of attention to Full Tilt. “Our commitment to improving PokerStars software and the PokerStars customer experience in recent years has limited the amount of focus and resources we could apply to the evolution of Full Tilt,” Pokerstars said in an FAQ. “We feel it is time to consolidate brands so that everyone has access to the newest features and most innovative games which are available exclusively on PokerStars.” Topics: Casino & games Strategy Poker Flutter-owned poker operator PokerStars is set to shutter the Full Tilt brand on 25 February, with accounts and balances still available on PokerStars’ own software. Full Tilt was acquired by PokerStars in July 2012 as part of a settlement with the US government after authorities had unsealed an indictment against both operators in 2011, causing both to shut US real-money operations. As all players with any PokerStars brand have a combined universal Stars Account, balances, bonuses, tickets, tournaments and preferences will be intact. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 22nd February 2021 | By Daniel O’Boyle Full Tilt relaunched under PokerStars ownership in November 2012 and migrated onto PokerStars’ platform in 2016. Pokerlast_img read more

Betsson strengthens LatAm operations with JDP Tech acquisition

first_img Regions: LATAM Betsson said the purchase will secure customer payment flows for its continued expansion efforts in Latin America. Betsson strengthens LatAm operations with JDP Tech acquisition AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Agreed through the operator’s Betsson Perch Investments subsidiary, the acquisition deal is worth €8.8m (£7.6m/$10.6m), with Betsson to settle this in shares. Betsson has purchased a 50% stake in JDP Tech, a software development business that owns a proprietary technology platform for handling payments in Latin America. Tags: Betsson JDP Tech The deal marks Betsson’s latest acquisition in Latin America, having also purchased a 75% stake in Brazil-facing Suaposta in late 2019, as well as 70% of Colombian operator Colbet in the third quarter of last year, granting it market access in the country. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter In addition, Betsson is in the process of obtaining a licence for both the Province and City of Buenos Aires.  19th April 2021 | By Robert Fletcher M&A “LatAm is a strategically important region for Betsson and we see great future potential for the company there,” Betsson chief executive Pontus Lindwall said. “With this strategic investment Betsson is well positioned to further expand our business in the LatAm igaming market.” Topics: M&A Payments Email Addresslast_img read more

Forget the National Lottery, here’s my way to boost your retirement cash

first_img See all posts by Alan Oscroft Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” At a shop near me, there’s a customer who bets £50 on National Lottery tickets, twice every week.That’s £100 per week, or £5,200 per year. And if that’s not enough to make your eyes water, it’s £52,000 over 10 years.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Admittedly, it’s a syndicate bet, and he’s putting the money in for a group of work colleagues. But it’s still an awful lot of money to gamble away like that. I’ve no idea how long the syndicate has been going, or whether they’ve ever won anything. But considering he’s still in there every week, they don’t seem to have won the big one yet and retired.RichSometimes when I ramble on about the money wasted on the lottery, people say something like “But it’s most people’s only chance of getting stinking rich.” I suppose that’s true, but I just think about how the odds are so vastly stacked against the Lotto gamblers, and wonder what they could do with the money instead.Saving and investing modest amounts of cash instead of gambling it on lottery tickets is, I have to admit, unlikely to turn anyone into a multi-millionaire. But by investing what you can afford, and doing so regularly over the long term, you could make quite a bit of difference to your quality of life when you reach retirement.So, what might that £50 twice per week generate over the years if put to better use?Cash ISAWhen people think of saving and investment, they frequently think of an ISA. Now, I reckon that’s a good choice, but the majority of investors every year take out the wrong kind. I’m talking about a Cash ISA, which only pays around 1.3% in interest these days. Oh, that’s if you’re lucky – many pay a good bit less.Inflation ran at approximately 1.4% in December, which, as you might notice, is higher than the interest of a Cash ISA. So it’s not really worth working out what you might get from using one – we know it will lose you money in real terms.Stocks & SharesBut what about a Stocks and Shares ISA? According to an annual study by Barclays, the UK stock market has generated average annual returns of 4.9% above inflation for more than a century. After inflation, which means a very tasty profit in real terms. And that’s worth getting my spreadsheet out for.If you invest £100 per week in shares and the historical rate of return holds out, you could expect to build a pot of about £74,200 before inflation (assuming inflation comes in around 2% per year over the long term.) That’s equivalent to £66,800 after inflation.So a total investment of £52,000 spread over a decade would grow by 42% before inflation, and by 28% after inflation. What if you carry on investing the same way for 20 years, with the same average annual return? The £104,000 invested should grow to around £218,700 (110%) before inflation, or £174,600 (68%) after inflation.And that would be worth sharing among your syndicate. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Alan Oscroft | Friday, 14th February, 2020 center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Forget the National Lottery, here’s my way to boost your retirement cash Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Barclays. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more

NYC racial reform network lives out ‘Beloved Community’ mission

first_img Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Music Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Angustia Hamasaki says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Events The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group October 26, 2017 at 3:05 am Faithful relationship to God and living witness of the words is the way to heal our races, our lands, our churches, our homes and families. With humility, obedient and loving heart to God. With all your help Holy Trinity to us all. In Jesus loving name we pray. Amen. Rector Smithfield, NC Tags Comments (2) Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit an Event Listing Rector Shreveport, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Bath, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Press Release Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Martinsville, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Comments are closed. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Albany, NY Press Release Service Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET center_img Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Knoxville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Advocacy Peace & Justice, Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Forrest Anderson says: NYC racial reform network lives out ‘Beloved Community’ mission Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rahson Johnson (right), a member of the Circles of Support advisory board, spoke to the crowd as moderator Dawn Jewel Fraser (left) listened at the Fit the Description interactive film series and discussion Oct. 24, at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Harlem, a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan. Photo: Amy Sowder/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service] Rahson Johnson stood behind the microphone, in front of the ornate altar at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Harlem, the northern Manhattan neighborhood in New York City. He looked at more than 200 people filling the pews on the evening of Oct. 24, recalling two critical moments as a 16-year-old growing up in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood.The first critical moment: His friends told him to get the gun from his apartment.He did, and they played around, doing nothing, really. The police came by. On instinct, Johnson ran, so he was chased. He tossed the gun in a flower pot and continued running. Police tackled him, beat him up and arrested him, telling him he was no good, even though he turned out not to be the suspect they were looking for.Regardless of his noncriminal past, Johnson fit the description.Attendees heard and offered all sorts of perspectives at the evening’s #KnowJusticeHarlem, a film and interactive discussion brought by the Fit the Description series organized by the Circles of Support Advisory board, which is comprised of formerly incarcerated people, including Johnson. Circles of Support is a local Harlem re-entry partnership that cultivates leadership among the formerly incarcerated, their families and faith leaders to strengthen communities.The second critical moment Johnson recalled at the event was the day he returned from a harrowing seven days at Rikers Island prison complex. Those same neighborhood kids put another gun in his hand. What did he do? Johnson took it. Not long afterward, Johnson was jailed again, this time for 23 years, on armed robbery charges.“Did I deserve to be put in prison? Yes,” Johnson told the crowd. “Did I deserve to be treated by the police the way I was? Probably not.”Maybe if there were more support for people re-entering society after their prison release, Johnson’s repeated criminal activity might not have happened. Maybe if the relationships, procedure and accountability between police of any color and black men, in particular, were better, then the first incident wouldn’t have happened, or the situation wouldn’t have escalated to the point of arrest.These points were worth a deep-dive conversation.“Think of the ways people have assumed you have fit the description, and think of the ways you fit others into a description,” discussion moderator Dawn Jewel Fraser told the crowd. Later, she said, “We realize this conversation is only a first step.”Left to right: Rahson Johnson, the Rev. Matt Heyd, Lamont Bryant, Thomas Edwards, the Rev. Mary Fouke and Barbara Barron participated in the Fit the Description interactive film series and discussion Oct. 24, at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Harlem, a neighborhood in New York City’s Manhattan borough. Photo: Angela JamesMany of the children and adults who attended the event have been directly impacted by the criminal justice system and mass incarceration. Several of the men from the film were there to speak to the gathering. In the film, eight men — four black police officers and four black civilians from New York City — met for the first time, face to face, to talk about the relationship between police and black men, sharing stories of their experiences, their feelings and the motivations behind their actions.The Rev. Stephanie Spellers, canon to Presiding Bishop Michael Curry for racial reconciliation, evangelism and creation care, sat in the first-row pew. Looking at the “awesome” crowd, Sellers was overjoyed at seeing Curry’s “Becoming Beloved Community” initiative on racial reconciliation in action.Many Episcopal churches are engaged in re-entry programs in which the mentors and mentees serve and change each other for the better, she said. Also, the Episcopal Church is about to put together an advisory group on criminal justice ministries to help more churches figure out how to engage in these efforts.“This is not only a chance to talk about Beloved Community, but to act on it,” Spellers said. “Unfortunately, our church has benefitted so much from systems of injustice and oppression. We have a special responsibility to dismantle those systems of privilege.”Left to right: Thomas Edwards, Clifton Hollingsworth Jr., the Rev. Stephanie Spellers and Harold Thomas participated in the Fit the Description interactive film series and discussion Oct. 24, at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Harlem, a neighborhood in New York City’s Manhattan borough. Photo: Amy Sowder/Episcopal News ServiceThe Oct. 24 program also received support from the J.C. Flowers Foundation, Episcopal Charities of New York and a network of seven Episcopal churches in Manhattan committed to the kind of criminal justice reform that’s rooted in the lived realities of actual people with the highest amounts of police contact. The J.C. Flowers Foundation works with a wide range of partners to solve critical health and social problems affecting hard-to-reach communities. The foundation looks for communities often overlooked by traditional donors.Founded by Episcopalians Anne and Chris Flowers, the organization was born after they saw the malaria epidemic up close on a trip to Africa in 2004 and then started the highly successful Nets for Life program, said Susan Lassen, the foundation’s executive director. The Flowerses used the same model to involve churches and communities in Harlem, training people and allowing them to do the work to help themselves. “It’s a unique way of looking at sustainable change,” Lassen said.Left to right: Dawn Jewel Fraser, Clifton Hollingsworth Jr., Harold Thomas, Thomas Edwards and Rahson Johnson participated in an interactive panel discussion at the Fit the Description interactive film series and discussion Oct. 24, at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Harlem. Photo: Amy Sowder/Episcopal News ServiceChange happens on a church-by-church basis.St. Philip’s Church has been working on improving post-incarceration re-entry from a number of different angles, said the Rev. Chloe Breyer, associate priest at St. Philip’s, as well as executive director of the Interfaith Center of New York.For example, volunteers from St. Philip’s provide drinks, snacks and “cheerful conversation” for people checking in with their parole officers at the Harlem Community Justice Center. Parolees often have to wait for hours before seeing an officer. Missing parole is a common reason men get sent back to prison, and men 18 to 35 years old are at the highest risk of becoming repeat offenders, Breyer said.“Our pastors can be a listening ear and offer spiritual support, but not from a sectarian point of view,” Breyer said. She pointed to an evaluation of the Harlem center’s Reentry Court, which revealed a 19 percent reduction in re-convictions among participants three years following their release from prison.Also in Harlem, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Manhattanville hosts support network meetings for formerly imprisoned people, offering resources for those who have no place to live, no food or no medicine, as well as community gardening and movie nights. The congregation has members who were formerly incarcerated.“There’s a need in the community to get support right after they get out of prison,” said the Rev. Mary Foulke, rector of St. Mary’s. “The cards are stacked against them, and we as a church can help make things easier for them.”— Amy Sowder is a special correspondent for the Episcopal News Service and a freelance writer and editor based in Brooklyn. She can be reached at [email protected] Racial Justice & Reconciliation TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC October 29, 2017 at 12:27 am Johnson’s hat is SUCH a nice touch!! Rector Pittsburgh, PA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Tampa, FL By Amy SowderPosted Oct 25, 2017 Submit a Job Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Collierville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA last_img read more

Charities warned of new Gift Aid scam to empty their bank accounts

first_imgCharities warned of new Gift Aid scam to empty their bank accounts Howard Lake | 24 February 2005 | News Tagged with: Finance AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.center_img The Commission is urging all charities be equally vigilant in checking their bank statements for rogue payments. It also suggests considering using deposit-only accounts for charitable donations.Almost any charity could be vulnerable since many charities make their bank account details public on their websites, in annual reports or on printed donation forms.On a related theme of fighting fraud, UK Fundraising would recommend that charities avoid publishing officers’ actual signatures on direct mail appeals and other documents. Instead it is safer to use a different signature or perhaps even a signature or handwriting typeface.Steve Powell, Chief Executive at Sign, said: “It’s a sad fact of modern times that charities have to constantly fight against clever con artists. We all have a duty to be aware of the forms these scams can take and to take steps to protect charitable funds.”Andrew Hind, Chief Executive at the Commission, said: “This is a particularly worrying scam because it requires no contact with the charity. In turn, this leaves charities with no opportunity to become suspicious.” The Charity Commission is warning charities about a new scam in which thieves use charities’ bank account details on Gift Aid forms to take money out of charities’ bank accounts.The Charity Commission has warned that fraudsters are trying to obtain charities’ bank account details from Gift Aid forms and using this information to set up standing orders, taking funds away from charities and into the fraudsters’ accounts. Sign, the National Society for Mental Health and Deafness, uncovered the scam when it spotted two new standing orders adding up to hundreds of pounds set up on the charity’s account. It immediately contacted its bank and stopped the standing orders before any money was lost. Advertisement  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Brainwave appoints new London Development Managers as job share

first_img Children’s charity Brainwave has appointed Sarah Drake and Vicky Prince-White as joint Development Managers in London. They will focus on supporting the charity’s individual and corporate supporters in the capital.Christine Cryne, Brainwave’s CEO, said: “We employ a number of part-time staff and many haveflexible hours but this is our first proper experience of job share. We think it will add value to Brainwave as we get two people with different skills and experiences, which will increase the range of things we can do and the ideas we can generate”.Prince-White moved in to the charity sector after nine years in commercial radio, working for Heart and LBC 97.3. She moved to Cancer Research UK, where she worked with the corporate sponsors of some of the charity’s biggest events. Advertisement Tagged with: London Management Recruitment / people AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Brainwave appoints new London Development Managers as job share Howard Lake | 30 October 2009 | Newscenter_img  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Drake has been fundraising in the charity sector for the last four years, after working for seventeen years as a retail buyer for companies such as Argos, Habitat and Marks & Spencer.In 2005 she began her fundraising career at theRoyal Academy of Arts, raising revenue for exhibitions from companies, individuals, trusts and foundations. For the last eight months she freelanced and also worked at the Royal Court Theatre and London Wildlife Trust.www.brainwave.org.uk About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Opinion: We need to stop defining politicians simply on their public speaking

first_imgWhat we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlines Linkedin Molly Jenkinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/molly-jenkins/ Facebook Twitter Linkedin + posts Molly Jenkins is the Associate Editor of the Skiff. She is a junior journalism major and nutrition minor from Portland, Oregon. The thing she misses the most from Oregon are Por Que No?’s Tacos. Opinion: Why I am thankful for my liberal friends, family Molly Jenkinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/molly-jenkins/ Twitter Opinion: Why we should focus on America’s educational system Previous articleOpinion: Why we should focus on America’s educational systemNext articleHoroscope: March 22, 2018 Molly Jenkins RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Opinion: my thoughts after the Stoneman Douglas school shooting ReddIt ReddIt TAGSbushClintonobamaTrump What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit Molly Jenkins Molly Jenkinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/molly-jenkins/ Molly Jenkinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/molly-jenkins/ printOne’s speech is often a heavily judged part of who they are. It is filled with assumptions. Many may assume when someone doesn’t pronounce something the same as them, they are less educated. Or, when people use big words, others assume they are extremely well educated. It’s human nature to make assumptions based on generalized stereotypes, but it’s especially dangerous to do when you are using it to base your political decisions on.One of the most notable stereotypes when it comes to speech is the southern accent- as many associate it with being uneducated. Exhibit A: President George W. Bush. He used simple diction and pronounced America, “murica. He was not only made fun of for it, but was accused of being uneducated. Newsflash– this man went to Yale and Harvard and is probably more well read than you and I ever will be. But, many judged him for his speech nonetheless– a shame. President Barack Obama, on the other hand, had speaking skills on his side. He would cry while talking about gun violence, change his tone of voice and convey deep emotion and big ideas with simple pauses. He was good– no, he was a great public speaker. And the danger in that– well his speaking was so good it did not quite matter what he said. On the other side of things, President Donald Trump is also remembered for his speaking, but not exactly for the same reasons as Obama. Trump, like Bush, uses simple words (okay a BIT more simple than Bush). He also loves to add simple adjectives like crooked, lyin’ and little to add emphasis to points he wants to make. His language can be harsh and brash, but it’s powerful because of that. While much of America loved his speeches because of his relatable diction and unpredictable words, others despised him for it. The problem is that people (on both sides) made decisions about him based on how they remembered him after a speech (or Tweet), not for the substance.Now, let’s look good ol’ HRC. Hillary Clinton had the name, she had the female empowerment and she had the experience. What more could a girl need? Well, a great speech might have helped. We all know Clinton doesn’t always make the smartest decisions, but it can’t be ignored that she is smart, experienced and well-educated. However, her extensive experience and knowledge doomed her speeches. Her speeches jumped from idea to idea, making them hard to follow and difficult to take away exactly what she was going to do. Whereas with Trump, you knew he was going to build the wall after just one line of a speech. At the end of a Clinton speech if you weren’t already a passionate supporter, you might like her but besides vague ideas- you might not care. And many people didn’t care, as almost half of America’s eligible voters did not even vote in the 2016 Presidental election.Now, at the end of the day, I am not saying that public speaking and diction don’t matter at all. I’m simply suggesting that voters need to look at the candidate as a whole and not vote based on their opinion of a speech. Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Opinion: Why Beto O’Rourke’s campaign will end like Hillary Clinton’s Facebooklast_img read more

Cross Country: Immaculate Heart Has Solid Finish at 43rd Annual Stanford Invitational

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Limerick’s Strand sale confirmed

first_imgNewsBreaking newsBusinessLimerick’s Strand sale confirmedBy Bernie English – November 19, 2014 785 TAGSfeaturedlimerickStrand Hotel Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Previous articleNominees Revealed for IRPA Try of the Year 2014Next articleTeachers have “no appetite” for strike Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Advertisement Twitter Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Linkedin Limerick’s Strand Hotel which sold for in excess of €20 millionIT HAS been confirmed that The Strand hotel in the city has changed hands for a sum in excess of €20 million.The hotel went to an Irish – American investor, John Malone, who is also the biggest landowner in the USA.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up His group – the Malone group – will work with Lalco, the group already running the hotel and Strand manager, Sean Lally says it is a “serious stamp of approval from the Malone group for The Strand and the city that they have chosen Limerick as their first hotel investment outside of Dublin”.Mr Lally confirmed that all 180 jobs at the hotel are safe. “We will be continuing our programme of investment and we have been having a good year. This Christmas looks set to the best at the hotel so far. People are booking earlier, and spending”.The manager of the four-star hotel added that with conference bookings also coming back, “this is a very exciting time to be in the hotel business in Limerick. We also have the growing passenger numbers at the independent Shannon and we’re positioned to gain from the Wild Atlantic Way,” he told the Limerick Post.Mr Malone, who controls cable supplier UPC through his conglomerate Liberty Global, has already bought a number of hotels in Ireland over the past three years.The include the Westin Hotel in Dublin for €60m, the Trinity City Hotel in Dublin for €30m and Humewood Castle for €8m.CBRE’s Dermot Curtin and Savills’ Tom Barrett acted as agents for the property, which was put on the market with a guide of €17m in September.The news comes as another prestigious deal is mooted, that of the imminent purchase by JP McManus of Adare Manor which went on the market for an asking price of €25 million in September. The Adare Manor golf course was venue for the JP McManus Pro-Am charity golf tournament. WhatsAppcenter_img Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Print Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads last_img read more