BetBull and beBettor form customer affordability partnership

first_imgThe affordability checks also identify the most at-risk players, it said, such as those on the bankruptcy or insolvency registers, and therefore protects customers from gambling related harms related to spending beyond their means. Responsible gambling BetBull and beBettor form customer affordability partnership BeBettor said the personalised checks will allow BetBull to better understand its customers earlier in their journey, and enable more tailored protection for each player as part of the operator’s broader social responsibility frameworks. Mobile sportsbook and casino operator BetBull has entered into a partnership with responsible gambling data platform beBettor, which will enable the operator to carry out instant customer affordability checks. Proposals to put in place stronger requirements for operators, including defined affordability assessments at thresholds set by the regulator, were subsequently criticised by the industry last week. Tags: BetBull BeBettor Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Social responsibility Online casino Responsible gambling Online sports betting Scott McGregor, COO of beBettor, added: “It is great for us to announce our new partnership with BetBull who are at the cutting edge of the industry today. We have really enjoyed working with the BetBull team who are integrating the new affordability data we provide into their next generation safer gambling frameworks.” Affordability checks were brought to the fore of British gambling regulation in 2020, with the Gambling Commission launching a consultation on the matter in November. 25th January 2021 | By Conor Mulheir The Gambling Business Group’s chief executive, Peter Hannibal, said the proposals may drive players away from regulated and responsible sites to unregulated, offshore operators. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter BetBull will utilise beBettor’s affordability API, enabling it to automatically execute instant geo-affordability checks for its UK customers. Regions: UK & Ireland “It was a major factor in our decision to proceed with integrating beBettor’s affordability solution.” “We are delighted to be working with beBettor on affordability,” Ian Tannock, head of safer gambling at Betbull, said. “We’ve been really impressed with the beBettor team and their friendly support and approach has been first class. last_img read more

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Profesora jubilada reflexiona sobre la labor de una vida al…

first_img Rector Tampa, FL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit an Event Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Martinsville, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Smithfield, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Press Release Rector Bath, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH center_img Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Curate Diocese of Nebraska Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Events [Episcopal News Service] Durante el Mes de la Historia de los Negros, ENS publicará entrevistas con episcopales que participaron en el movimiento de los derechos civiles y en la obra de reconciliación de la Iglesia.“He pasado la mayor parte de mi vida en la labor de restañar las heridas del conflicto racial” dice Catherine Meeks, mujer de 65 años y capellana de la comisión de antirracismo de la diócesis episcopal de Atlanta. “Me siento muy agradecida de que mi trayectoria haya sido la que ha sido”.Esa trayectoria la llevó de una infancia segregada en pueblitos de Arkansas a las tensiones raciales de los años sesenta en Los Ángeles y a una era aún de tensas relaciones raciales en el “nuevo Sur”.Hija de un aparcero y de una maestra, creció oyendo a su padre hablar de un hermano de 12 años que murió antes de que ella naciera. “Rehusaron darle atención médica en un hospital que estaba a 27 kilómetros [de la casa] de la familia. [Mi padre] tuvo que llevarlo a un hospital de caridad que quedaba a 112 kilómetros. Cuando llegaron allí… la apéndice se le había reventado”.“Crecí en esa atmósfera de que el mundo es realmente hostil hacia nosotros porque somos negros y pobres”, dice ella. “Era aterrador para una niñita. E incluso ahora de adulta, tengo que controlar mis temores, porque me enseñaron que el mundo es un lugar horrible, y ésa es una lección a la que resulta difícil sobreponerse… yo no tenía nada que ver con los blancos, excepto verles como gente a quien temer”.Ella recuerda cuando Emmett Till, un adolescente de 14 años, fue asesinado por supuestamente flirtear con una mujer blanca. “Oí esa historia cuando estaba creciendo, y pensé que era lo más pavoroso que jamás hubiera oído, y casi me morí de pánico”.La escuela era de “segunda categoría”, con libros de texto usados y pedazos de tiza que desechaban de las escuelas de blancos, sin programa de almuerzo escolar, sin laboratorios de ciencias. Ir a la California metropolitana para asistir a la universidad —primero a Compton Junior College, luego a Pepperdine— fue “como si hubiese ido a la luna”.“Es sorprendente que sobreviviera, que fuera capaz de aclimatarme lo bastante para ir a la escuela y llegar a graduarme. Lo único diferente de estar en un país extranjero era que al menos yo sabía hablar inglés”, cuenta ella. Acostumbrada a tener sólo maestros negros, ahora todos sus profesores eran blancos en aulas integradas. “Eso básicamente me llevó a pensar que debía mantener la boca cerrada y tratar de que nadie se fijara en mí”.Algunos profesores notables cambiaron esa actitud, entre ellos el profesor de expresión oral, quien la alentó a que se incorporara al equipo forense.Pero las tensiones raciales eran intensas en Los Ángeles. Los disturbios de Watts tuvieron lugar en el verano que siguió a su primer año en la universidad.  En Pepperdine se hizo miembro de la Alianza Estudiantil Negra y participó en las marchas de protesta cuando un guardia de seguridad blanco mató a tiros a Larry Kimmons, un joven negro de 16 años que había venido al campus a jugar baloncesto.“Era en verdad una época difícil. Había algunos estudiantes negros que realmente querían hacer estallar algo en el campus. Logramos salir de eso sin que nadie más resultara lesionado y logramos que la escuela instituyera una beca en honor de Larry”.Si bien algunos estudiantes blancos apoyaban la lucha por los derechos civiles, la Alianza no alentaba su participación, y ellos no se incorporaban a las protestas, recuerda ella. “Era la época de la separación entre negros y blancos”.“Mi dilema era que yo realmente era cristiana… Creía verdaderamente que se esperaba que intentara amar a la gente, aunque no sabía cómo hacerlo”, cuenta ella. “Había conocido a algunas personas blancas que eran realmente maravillosas, de manera que me resultaba muy difícil tratar de ser separatista… Tenía una amiga negra muy cercana que decía que no confiaba en mí porque creía que era demasiado generosa en mis ideas sobre los blancos, por lo que supuso que yo era una espía”.Para Meeks, el cristianismo resultó victorioso. “En lo más íntimo de mi ser, yo creo que todo el mundo es creado a la imagen de Dios… y mi responsabilidad es responderle al Dios que está presente en los demás de la mejor manera que puedo cada minuto de cada día”.De manera que cuando la gente envía correos electrónicos groseros acerca de sus columnas sobre raza y religión en Huffington Post y Macon (Georgia) Telegraph, “mi respuesta tiene que ser compasiva”, y agrega, “algunos días son mejores que otros”.Desde California, ella regresó al Sur, donde hizo un doctorado en la Universidad de Emory, en Atlanta, y se hizo profesora, llegando a jubilarse finalmente como profesora distinguida de ciencias sociales de la cátedra Clara Carter Acree en Wesleyan College, Macon.“Ha sido en verdad una senda con muchos obstáculos, porque muchas cosas son muy diferentes aquí en el Sur y también en el país, pero muchas cosas apenas han cambiado” señalaba. “Hay aún demasiado sistemas que siguen marginando a los negros, y ahora hemos decidido extender eso a los mexicanos y a cualquier otra persona que consideremos “extraña”.En Macon, Meeks vive al lado de la iglesia episcopal de San Francisco [St. Francis’ Episcopal Church]. Pertenece a la comisión diocesana de antirracismo, que ella cree debe propiciar la reconciliación racial “bajo el palio de la formación espiritual y la espiritualidad” y no “quedarse atrapada en un mero ejercicio de sociología”, apuntó. “Existe una diferencia real en la manera en que enfocas esto en la Iglesia y en la manera en que lo enfocas fuera de la Iglesia”.Sus escritos se concentran en la raza, la espiritualidad, las relaciones humanas. “Estoy realmente comprometida con el empeño de propiciar un diálogo”, afirma. “Creo que tenemos que conversar los unos con los otros. Tenemos que intentar entender de dónde venimos. Si no podemos resolver esto en la Iglesia, no sé en qué otro lugar podamos resolverlo, para ser sincera”.— Sharon Sheridan es corresponsal de ENS. Traducido por Vicente Echerri. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Albany, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Por Sharon SheridanPosted Feb 17, 2012 Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Collierville, TN 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 Submit a Job Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Belleville, IL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Press Release Service Profesora jubilada reflexiona sobre la labor de una vida al servicio de la reconciliación racial Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Knoxville, TNlast_img read more

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Milk Producers Join 41 Other Ag Groups in Urging Restoration of…

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Milk Producers Join 41 Other Ag Groups in Urging Restoration of Section… Facebook Twitter SHARE The National Milk Producers Federation today joined 41 other agricultural organizations in urging Congress to restore a tax code provision that allows small businesses, including farms, to write off capital purchases such as equipment immediately, instead of over time. The provision, known as Section 179, is one of more than 50 expired tax policies the House and Senate are likely to consider for reinstatement during their post-election lame duck session. The farm groups urged restoration of Section 179 in a November 18 letter to congressional leadership. “Farming requires significant investments in machinery and equipment,” said NMPF President and CEO Jim Mulhern. “By allowing farmers to immediately write off these purchases on their taxes, Section 179 gives producers an incentive to invest in their businesses while it reduced their record-keeping burden.” Milk Producers Join 41 Other Ag Groups in Urging Restoration of Section 179 Tax Provision Facebook Twitter Mulhern said restoring Section 179 will encourage farmers to purchase machinery and equipment in years when they have a positive cash flow. “On the other hand,” he said, “failure to restore Section 179 will add to the financial strains on asset-rich, cash-poor family farmers who already find it difficult to pass on their farms to the next generation.” Section 179 allows farmers to write off capital expenditures in the year that purchases are made. The farm groups asked that the maximum amount of annual expensing be restored to $500,000, as it was in 2013. In addition, they asked Congress to reinstate the 50 percent bonus depreciation for the purchase of new capital assets, including farm equipment. SHARE By Gary Truitt – Nov 18, 2014 Previous articleSenate Keystone XL Bill FailsNext articleMorning Outlook Gary Truittlast_img read more

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Pasadena Unified Students Gain a Competitive Edge with Expanded College and Career Education

first_img Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * For years, Pasadena Unified School District has offered industry-focused pathways and Career Technical Education (CTE) courses that encourage high school students to explore professional options and give them a competitive edge in college and in their careers.So when the State Board of Education announced it would be awarding $900 million in incentive grants over three years to help school districts further invest in their own CTE programs, applying was a no-brainer, according to Marisa Sarian, director of PUSD’s College & Career Pathways program. It builds on the district’s partnership with Pasadena City College offers dual enrollment so that high school students can earn college credits before they graduate from high school.“The state is offering a lot of resources to expand Career Technical Education — it’s a statewide movement,” Sarian said. “Students really need to start thinking about careers at a younger age.”District officials were excited to learn that PUSD was among the first recipients of the state grant and will receive a preliminary allocation of $1,082,716 to broaden its CTE program and help students further explore and grow their professional interests while they’re in high school.The state grant money will be matched by the district, to ensure programs are sustained for the long term. PUSD can continue to invest in vital and stimulating career-based learning programs at its high schools, Sarian said.“We were ready to keep a robust CTE offering at every campus, with or without the grant,” she added. “With this grant we’ll be able to expand those offerings.”Rosa Valdez, the Pasadena Unified CTE coordinator who helped apply for the grant, said Career Technical Education courses allow students to build upon what they learn from one grade level to the next and even earn certifications in their industry of interest.“It gives the kids a leg up, and it’s really something they can be proud of,” Valdez said. “And the teachers who are providing certification are certified themselves. It’s another value added to the program.”Twenty-three certified and credentialed teachers teach about 90 courses, some of them sequential and available to students enrolled in one of 10 PUSD pathways and other stand-alone courses open to non-pathway students as electives.“We serve all students, and the best way to do that is to use CTE and the pathways to prepare them for all post-secondary options,” Valdez said.Since being selected in 2009 as one of nine Linked Learning Districts in the California, Pasadena Unified has developed a College & Careers Pathway program that now serves more than 40 percent of district students in grades 9-12.In the Pathways program, currently offered on all six high school campuses, students take courses that align with college entrance requirements and the needs of several high-skill, high-wage career industries. Students engage in professional learning via job shadowing, internships and skill-building before they leave high school, which gives them a chance to apply what they learn at school.Educators have collaborated to create interdisciplinary 21st-century teaching models that draw on the district’s rich and varied partnerships with city agencies, businesses and community organizations while creating authentic learning experiences in and beyond the classroom.Darrell Steinberg, Chairman of the Linked Learning Alliance, congratulated the state’s first round of recipients in a statement released shortly after the January announcement.“When integrated with college preparatory academics, work-based learning and student supports, CTE helps students prepare for college success while gaining skills and earning credentials valued by employers,” Steinberg said in the statement. “The integration of high-quality sequenced CTE rigorous academics, work-based learning and support for students is a core component of Linked Learning.”Valdez said she sees the grant as further validation of PUSD’s many achievements in college and career readiness. The investment will help expand programs that are already helping kids flourish.“I’m really glad we won this grant — we’re able to do a lot of good things for kids in Pasadena,” Valdez said. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe More Cool Stuff 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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Sportsnet and WWE Expand Programming Agreement to Include NXT Live Broadcasts, Starting This Wednesday

first_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 22, 2021 Pinterest Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp Sportsnet and WWE Expand Programming Agreement to Include NXT Live Broadcasts, Starting This Wednesdaycenter_img TORONTO & STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 22, 2021– Sportsnet and WWE (NYSE: WWE) today announced an expanded agreement to air live broadcasts of NXT on Sportsnet 360 and SN NOW beginning this Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. ET. Now airing live every Wednesday night on Sportsnet 360 and SN NOW, 52 weeks a year, NXT is revolutionizing the world of sports entertainment with innovative styles from trend-setting and unapologetic Superstars including Finn Bálor, Adam Cole, Io Shirai, Karrion Kross, Johnny Gargano and Candice LeRae. In addition to NXT, Sportsnet 360 will continue to air WWE’s weekly flagship programs Monday Night Raw and Friday Night SmackDown, as well as WWE Main Event, and This Week in WWE. Sportsnet is also the exclusive distribution partner for WWE Network in Canada offering all WWE pay-per-view events and groundbreaking original series as a premium linear channel. “Our fans in Canada have been all in on NXT since day one,” said Paul “Triple H” Levesque, WWE Executive Vice President, Global Talent Strategy & Development. “We’re thrilled about this expanded partnership with Sportsnet which will help us grow NXT’s reach throughout the country and introduce even more fans to the newest generation of WWE Superstars.” “WWE provides some of the most electrifying entertainment in all of sports, and the passion of their fanbase in Canada is second to none,” said Greg Sansone, Vice-President, Programming, Sportsnet. “Reinforcing our already robust slate of live WWE programming with NXT was an easy choice and one our audiences have been asking for. We can’t wait to see the newest generation of Superstars live in action every Wednesday night.” In 2014, Sportsnet and WWE signed a historic 10-year broadcast agreement, making Sportsnet the exclusive distributor of WWE programming in Canada through 2024. About Sportsnet Sportsnet is Canada’s #1 sports network. Uniting Canadians through sport, Sportsnet’s multimedia offerings include Sportsnet (consisting of 4 regional channels: East, Ontario, West, and Pacific), Sportsnet ONE, Sportsnet 360, Sportsnet World, the Sportsnet Radio Network, Sportsnet.ca, Sportsnet NOW, SN NOW+, the Sportsnet app, and podcasts. Sportsnet is the official Canadian NHL national multiplatform rights holder, and is the regional broadcaster for the Vancouver Canucks, Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, and Toronto Maple Leafs. Sportsnet also has extensive coverage of the Toronto Blue Jays and Toronto Raptors, as well as NBA, MLB, Grand Slam of Curling, Rogers Cup, CHL, IndyCar, WWE, Super League Rugby, Premiership Rugby, Bundesliga, FA Women’s Super League, and FA Cup. Sportsnet is part of Rogers Sports & Media, which is a subsidiary of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX, NYSE: RCI). Visit Sportsnet.ca. About WWE WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE’s TV-PG, family-friendly programming can be seen in more than 900 million homes worldwide in 28 languages. WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 over-the-top premium network that includes all live pay-per-views, scheduled programming and a massive video-on-demand library, is currently available in more than 180 countries. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Dubai, Munich and Tokyo. Additional information on WWE (NYSE: WWE) can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com. For information on our global activities, go to http://www.wwe.com/worldwide/. Trademarks: All WWE programming, talent names, images, likenesses, slogans, wrestling moves, trademarks, logos and copyrights are the exclusive property of WWE and its subsidiaries. All other trademarks, logos and copyrights are the property of their respective owners. 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McMahon; possible adverse changes in the regulatory atmosphere and related private sector initiatives; the highly competitive, rapidly changing and increasingly fragmented nature of the markets in which we operate and greater financial resources or marketplace presence of many of our competitors; uncertainties associated with international markets including possible disruptions and reputational risks; our difficulty or inability to promote and conduct our live events and/or other businesses if we do not comply with applicable regulations; our dependence on our intellectual property rights, our need to protect those rights, and the risks of our infringement of others’ intellectual property rights; the complexity of our rights agreements across distribution mechanisms and geographical areas; potential substantial liability in the event of accidents or injuries occurring during our physically demanding events including, without limitation, claims alleging traumatic brain injury; large public events as well as travel to and from such events; our feature film business; our expansion into new or complementary businesses and/or strategic investments; our computer systems and online operations; privacy norms and regulations; a possible decline in general economic conditions and disruption in financial markets; our accounts receivable; our indebtedness including our convertible notes; litigation; our potential failure to meet market expectations for our financial performance, which could adversely affect our stock; Vincent K. McMahon exercises control over our affairs, and his interests may conflict with the holders of our Class A common stock; a substantial number of shares are eligible for sale by the McMahons and the sale, or the perception of possible sales, of those shares could lower our stock price; and the volatility of our Class A common stock. In addition, our dividend is dependent on a number of factors, including, among other things, our liquidity and historical and projected cash flow, strategic plan (including alternative uses of capital), our financial results and condition, contractual and legal restrictions on the payment of dividends (including under our revolving credit facility), general economic and competitive conditions and such other factors as our Board of Directors may consider relevant. Forward-looking statements made by the Company speak only as of the date made and are subject to change without any obligation on the part of the Company to update or revise them. Undue reliance should not be placed on these statements. For more information about risks and uncertainties associated with the Company’s business, please refer to the “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and “Risk Factors” sections of the Company’s SEC filings, including, but not limited to, our annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005639/en/ CONTACT: Media Contacts:Sportsnet: Jason Jackson 416-602-4033 [email protected]: Mead Rust 203-352-1084 [email protected] Contact: Michael Weitz 203-352-8642 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CANADA CONNECTICUT INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ENTERTAINMENT SPORTS GENERAL ENTERTAINMENT TV AND RADIO WRESTLING GENERAL SPORTS SOURCE: WWE Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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Walls, Mobley win Botts Memorial

first_imgJaine Treadwell | The MessengerRandy Walls (left) and Ronnie Mobley won the Brundidge Rotary Club’s 12th annual Douglas Botts Memorial Tournament at Brundidge Country Club. The pair shot a 12-under-par for the tournament. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Trojans earn at-large selection to NCAA Tournament Troy Softball is heading to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1996 and the first time as an… read more Walls, Mobley win Botts Memorial You Might Like By Jaine Treadwell Print Article The Rotary Club thanked Julia’s Restaurant and Hook’s Barbecue for providing lunch for the golfers and for all the club members for their support in the planning and carrying out of the annual memorial tournament. Douglas Botts was a longtime active member and was always involved in club fundraisers. He served the club as president and was secretary/treasurer for more than 30 years. Botts was also honored by the club as a Paul Harris Fellow, which is the highest award in Rotary. The funds raised by the annual golf tournament support the Brundidge Rotary Club’s scholarship program that annually awards nine $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors at Pike County, Goshen, Ariton and Zion Chapel high schools, which are all in the Brundidge Rotary Club District. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) Email the author By Blood Sugar Blaster The second-place finishers in the tournament were Chuck Dickert and Jason Ellis. Third place was awarded to Cot Wallace and Andy Head. The longest drive was also almost unbelievable. Jackson Cleveland drove his tee shot on No. 5 an astonishing 392 yards with no wind to urge it along. Closest to the hole on No. 8 went to Allen Rodgers and, on No. 12, to Josh Prestwood. Both, laughingly, said that was the closest they’ve ever gotten to a hole-in-one.Wallace said the Brundidge Rotary Club’s 12th Annual Douglas Botts Memorial Golf Tournament was a great success and also a time of fun and fellowship. The twosome of Brundidge “boys” Randy Walls and Ronnie Mobley shot an almost unbelievable 12-under-par 60 to earn braggin’ rights at the Brundidge Rotary Club’s 12th annual Douglas Botts Memorial Tournament at Brundidge Country Club on Friday.Eighteen two-man teams vied for the tournament championship but there was no way to beat a 60 said Cot Wallace, tournament awards emcee.“I don’t know who could beat a score like that and Randy and Ronnie played with the lowest handicap,” Wallace said as he congratulated the winners, making note that Walls was a highly-recruited Pike County High School quarterback, who went on to quarterback Auburn University in the “Punt-Bama-Punt” game that still sticks in the craw of Bama fans. Mobley was a championship golfer at Troy University, a four-time All-American, a two-time National Champion and is a Troy University Hall of Fame member.“We were just way outclassed,” the other golfers laughed. Skip Sponsored Content Book Nook to reopen Published 8:51 pm Monday, May 17, 2021 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Latest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.last_img read more

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Slap on the face for ambitious babes?

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Beauty is still in the eye of the beholder around the UK workplace with aquarter of employers admitting they are more likely to hire a woman that wearsmake-up rather than one who goes without. A new poll, by communications firm the Aziz Corporation, shows the majorityof directors (56 per cent) think women in make-up look more professional, while35 per cent said female staff who don’t add a touch of foundation or lip glosslook like “they can’t be bothered to make an effort”. In an amazing broadside to women’s solidarity, it is female directors whohave the biggest prejudice against the natural look, with 63 per cent admittingthey would prefer to hire staff who wore make-up. The survey also found that make-up made more of an impression with directorsin the North of England than those in the Midlands or the South and South East. Slap on the face for ambitious babes?On 13 Jan 2004 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

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Estate agents don’t need targets to be successful, claims Keller Williams

first_imgEyebrows will be raised among some traditional estate agents following claims by a Keller Williams agent that a key plank of the company’s success was his lack of targets.Glasgow estate agent Chris Maitland, who is based in the West End of the city, says he joined the hybrid firm because it leaves agents to set their own targets.“There is no influence or coercion on me,” says Chris, he told local media.“There is nothing worse than knowing that you have to achieve this target or that target.“I gave a nurse a reduced rate recently because of the economic climate.“There is no corporate structure that I have to adhere to – it is very much I’ll make the decision on how this goes and what’s best for the client.”During the Covid lockdown Keller Williams announced that it has recruited some 250 agents and opened its 11th market centre, claiming that it was well on the way to being the UK’s No.1 estate agency.Mind their own businessThe KW head office agrees. A spokesperson told The Negotiator that: “Keller Williams agents run their own businesses. Some will certainly target themselves on achievements and that’s for them to decide – we don’t dictate on quantity of transactions nor hours worked. It’s not a corporate environment. Far from it.“It’s more a question of goals. Some agents work 24/7, some part-time, some as a side-gig.“This flexibility, supported by the largest real-estate business in the world is the beauty of the model and is why it’s expanding so quickly across the world and particularly in the UK.”The company did say that its Market Centre, which agents are affiliated to, do have KPIs ‘to aspire to’ because it makes sound commercial sense.Pictures: Glasgow West End Today.Chris Maitland Glasgow Keller Williams estate agents September 23, 2020Nigel Lewis2 commentsChris Arnold, andsothestorybegan andsothestorybegan 23rd September 2020 at 9:18 amThe issue isn’t about goals or targets – it’s about what needs to be done to achieve the result. Hustling on steroids isn’t a successful long term strategy.Log in to ReplyLee James Pendleton, James Pendleton James Pendleton 23rd September 2020 at 11:19 amKW would not care as they always get paid. Win win for them. This role is not for the faint hearted or lazy agents who want an easy ride. Success comes from true graft. Sadly most of these so called hybrid agents are failed high street agents who don’t wish to work too hard. Only the best and a few will make it in this industry. There will alway be a place for both but it always comes down to dedicated workers and the ones who love this business.Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Estate agents don’t need targets to be successful, claims Keller Williams previous nextAgencies & PeopleEstate agents don’t need targets to be successful, claims Keller WilliamsClaim is part of the business’s allure for the agents who join it, but will be anathema to many traditional estate agencies.Nigel Lewis23rd September 20202 Comments2,528 Viewslast_img read more

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Executive Director, JHU Institute for Assured Autonomy Bloomberg Distinguished Professor

first_imgEminence in the field of assured autonomy with a distinguishednational and international reputation for research, andapplication;Excellent communication skills in both internal and externalinteractions;Sufficient budget and financial acumen to oversee efficient andcompliance management of the Institute’s resources;A strong commitment to diversity at all levels among faculty,students, and staff; and Technology – pursuing new research and engineeringmethodologies to ensure that autonomous systems behave in safe,reasonable, and acceptable ways in our autonomous futureEcosystem – ensuring that connections and interactions betweenautonomous systems, over networks, with the physical environment,and with humans are assured, resilient, productive, and fair in theautonomous futurePolicy and Governance – leading the development of policy andgovernance discussion and structure so that they evolve along therange of technologies that are driving rapid change IAA’s inaugural Executive Director will shape these pillars goingforward and of course may introduce additional areas of investmentand emphasis as the success of the Institute and as opportunitiesin theory and application occasion.For more information about IAA in its current formative state,visit https://www.jhuapl.edu/iaa/Candidates for the Executive Director position will have extensiveresearch and applied experience with autonomous systems andassurance. They will possess an earned doctorate in computerscience, engineering, applied mathematics, statistics, or a closelyrelated field and a record deserving appointment as tenured fullprofessor at The Johns Hopkins University. They will be able todevelop and articulate a compelling vision for how Hopkins canharness its current strengths and develop new strengths to make avaluable and sustainable impact on the science and application ofassurance in an autonomous world. They will bring a balancedcommitment to both research/scholarship and application inthe form of programs whose success is measured in stable funding,translation, and real-world impact on policy and practice. And, asa BDP, they will continue some level of teaching, including ofundergraduates.Required educational background and qualifications: A participatory leadership style that models the values ofservice, initiative, and collaboration.Applicant selected will be subject to a government securityclearance investigation and must meet the requirements for accessto classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S.citizenship.center_img University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) invite nominations andapplications for the newly created role of Bloomberg DistinguishedProfessor and Executive Director of the Institute for AssuredAutonomy.Building upon our current strengths in artificial intelligence,autonomous systems, cybersecurity, and data science, Hopkins ismaking significant investments in order to take a clear leadershiprole in assurance, security, and privacy practices for a world thatis increasingly shaped by autonomous machines and systems. TheUniversity’s distinctive resources and these broad commitments areconverging in a new enterprise, jointly established by theUniversity, WSE and APL: the Institute for Assured Autonomy, or“IAA.” IAA activities span the breadth of the research spectrumfrom fundamental research and advanced technology development, allthe way through to fielding and validating real-world systems. TheBloomberg Distinguished Professor (BDP) will serve as the leader ofthis new initiative, providing vision and direction for the effort,creating new ways for WSE and APL to collaborate together with therest of the University, ensuring the quality and impact of thetheory and the application that occurs under the auspices of theInstitute.The creation of IAA provides an outstanding opportunity for anaccomplished scholar with vision, capacity for sustained excellencein research, application, and program leadership, and a breadth ofview and experience across a rapidly expanding field, to provideleadership and vision for how WSE and APL invest their considerableresources within assured autonomy. The BDP and Executive Directorof IAA will be an employee of WSE, but will have appointments withboth WSE and APL.Johns Hopkins is one of the world’s premier research universities:with annual research expenditures of $2.5 billion, it has moregrant and research funding than any other American university. TheUniversity has operated the Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), thelargest federally funded university-affiliated research center,since 1942. APL’s operating budget is over $1.9 billion. TheBloomberg Distinguished Professor (BDP) program underwrites therecruitment of distinguished faculty who are appointed in at leasttwo departments, divisions, or centers of the University and whowork transformatively across disciplines.The Executive Director will be responsible for driving research,education and workforce development, translation andentrepreneurship opportunities, as well as partnerships acrossgovernment, industry and academia for the safety, trust andsecurity of convergence of the Internet of Things, artificialintelligence, machine learning and robotics within real-worldenvironments.Recent planning initiatives galvanized by the executive leadershipof the University and APL have identified three “pillars” that willstructure the development and deployment of resources and willfocus energies that may position IAA for distinction andimpact: The Whiting School of Engineering has engaged Opus Partners (www.opuspartners.net )to support the recruitment of the IAA Director. Craig Smith,Partner, and Jeff Stafford, Senior Associate, are leading thesearch. Applicants should submit a single PDF containing a letterof interest outlining their research and leadership experience,their CV, and a two or three-page statement of research interestsonline via Interfolio, by clicking the “Apply Now” button.The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity forits faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university doesnot discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status,pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age,disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity orexpression, veteran status or other legally protectedcharacteristic. The university is committed to providing qualifiedindividuals access to all academic and employment programs,benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability,performance and merit without regard to personal factors that areirrelevant to the program involved.The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfImportant legal informationhttp://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfmlast_img read more

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Family’s Passion For Cause Fuels Autism Run-Walk This Sunday

first_imgBy Maddy VitaleMike and Jeannie Monichetti, owners of Mike’s Seafood in Sea Isle City, have their months planned out.“In the summer time we raise money for our family by selling seafood and in the winter time we raise money for kids with autism and other disabilities,” Mike Monichetti said Wednesday, in an interview at their restaurant. “We are happy to do that. For five months we eat, drink, and sleep for nothing else but raising money for children with disabilities.”The couple, who celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary on Valentine’s Day, have four children. Two of their kids have autism, Mikey, 15, and Kara, 16.  For the Monichettis, having autistic children and knowing some of the challenges, was their motivation for organizing a fundraiser to raise awareness and funds to help those with autism and their families, as well as children with disabilities.On Sunday, the Monichettis are holding Mike’s Seafood Polar Bear Run and Walk for Autism during the city’s Polar Bear weekend. The run 5-kilometers and a mile-long family fun walk on Sea Isle’s oceanfront Promenade. Registration is from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at a tent set up at LaCosta Motel with the run-walk to begin at noon. “The reason we did it was we felt there was nothing being done down here in South Jersey to promote autism awareness,” Monichetti said of organizing the benefit. “This is our 10th anniversary. I started this hoping to get a couple hundred people and raise a couple thousand dollars. The first year we had 1,100 people and raised $18,000.”On Wednesday Monichetti and his employees were busy going over the finishing touches to the benefit signs, stacking some of the fliers and preparing everything for Sunday. From left; Mike’s Seafood employees Mike Scanlan and Dan Arroyo look over sign for Sunday’s benefit.Mike Scanlan, an employee at Mike’s Seafood was nonstop working with fellow employee Dan Arroyo to go get ready for the benefit. “Since we started, it just gets bigger and bigger. It’s unbelievable the way it has grown. We never thought it would be this big,” Scanlan said. “It’s a great event.”Last year drew the largest crowd to date, of 3,000 and $158,000 was raised for autism awareness. The Monichettis hope to break that record this year. Proceeds from the benefit goes to Autism Speaks, a national organization, special services schools, autism support groups and families of special needs children.In the past, funds raised also went to the purchase of three-wheel bikes for children with autism and disabilities, and therapeutic horseback riding lessons. Some of the proceeds also paid for a mother of an autistic child, who didn’t have funds to heat their house, to fill her oil tank, Monichetti said.In addition to the run-walk Sunday, there is an after party at LaCosta Motel with a continental breakfast, door prizes, live music which includes a performance by a string band provided by an anonymous donor, magicians and face-painting and an awards ceremony. The couple’s passion to spread awareness about autism and children with disabilities is evident.“I firmly believe the Lord gave us two children with autism because he knows we could do something about it,” Monichetti said. “We would promote autism awareness and do what it takes to inform people that if your child is delayed, there are services out there that you need. If you think your child is delayed get help.”Both Mikey and Kara Monichetti, considered “moderately autistic,” received help when they were very young, which is so important when raising a child with autism, Jeannie Monichetti said.“Every child is completely different,” she said of the degrees of autism. “There has been a tremendous change over the years, to the point that everyone knows someone with autism. We are hoping the run will raise more money than before, and we will be able to help more people.” Mike Scanlan, a Mike’s Seafood employee, says he has been involved with the benefit since the beginning, a decade ago, and it keeps getting bigger.Mike Monichetti said the event is supported by the community and suppliers of Mike’s Seafood. He also said Sea Isle City Mayor Lenny Desiderio and Business Administrator George Savastano have been extremely supportive of the event.“It’s a great day to come out with your family to raise money for children with disabilities,” he said. “Our slogan is, ‘Any day you could do something for children with disabilities, it’s a good day.’”For more information or to donate online visit polarbearrunwalkforautism.com or call (609) 602-5734. The Run-Walk For Autism in Sea Isle City raises thousands of dollars every year to help children with autism and their families. Jeannie and Mike Monichetti are gearing up for their 10th Polar Bear Run-Walk for Autism Benefit Feb. 18. They hope for a record crowd to raise thousands for autism awareness and for children with disabilities.last_img read more

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