Marketing: The foundations of a more responsible industry?

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Marketing: The foundations of a more responsible industry? Paula Pusey looks at the growing scrutiny on gambling marketing and why it may be an opportunity rather than a threatLast week the Gambling Commission (GC) published updated rules on advertising, pledging to take “tougher action” against businesses that contravene the fair and open licensing objective.The stricter stance came hot on the heels of the controversial Italian blanket ban on sports betting advertising and sponsorship, and there is no let up from the mainstream media either.In June the Mirror ran a front page story about a 13-year-old boy managing to run up £80,000 of gambling debts after seeing promotions at a football match.If the power of advertising was ever in doubt, the World Cup resulted in booming business with £2.5bn wagered in the UK alone during the tournament.Data from research firm YouGov suggests that in the region of six million adults placed bets during the tournament and two million new accounts were opened. Much of that increase in betting is being attributed to sponsorship and advertising.Radio 4’s You and Yours programme analysed the commercial breaks of 11 games broadcast on ITV and found that 62 of the 66 ad breaks during those games included at least one gambling advert. In addition, the ASA are said to be investigating some 115 complaints.The GC consultation resulted in an unprecedented 81 responses from consumers leading to changes to the licence conditions and codes of practice (LCCP), which will take effect from 31 October 2018.Working alongside the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) and Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP), the GC pledges to ensure promotions are fair, are not misleading and are not targeted at vulnerable people.They also state that they will be placing emphasis on ensuring consumers don’t receive spam marketing by email or SMS and that licensees are responsible for the actions of third parties, including marketing affiliates.Commenting on the findings at the time, Gambling Commission chief executive Neil McArthur said: “Protecting the interests of consumers is a priority for us and needs to be a priority for gambling operators.These changes will protect consumers from irresponsible advertising and misleading promotions, ensure that they can withdraw their money more easily, and will mean that firms have to deal with complaints more swiftly.”Wiggin partner and gaming law specialist Stephen Ketteley said despite criticism some feeling the GC has started to encroach on the roles of other UK regulatory bodies, a multi-agency approach to consumer protection is most likely to make the gambling industry up its game.“Operators will, however, be nervous about the possibility of the Commission punishing them on the back of decisions by the ASA, which many continue to view as subjective,” he said.“This is likely to be a potential source of friction and it will be interesting to see if the Commission reserves this card only for the more flagrant breaches of the advertising codes.”There is plenty of evidence that operators are taking this very seriously and viewing it as a huge opportunity for gambling businesses to bring in a new era of responsible or even mindful gambling culture.Last year Sky Betting & Gaming pioneered putting social responsibility at the centre of their campaigns with TV adverts featuring Geoff Stelling addressing the viewer directly for the full 30-second advert talking about when the fun stops stop.As Ketteley put it: “The reality is that responsible operators have been prioritising compliance projects in many of the areas referred to above for some time now in recognition of the inevitable regulatory headwinds.“For those operators who remain behind the curve, the changes to the LCCP further demonstrate that the regulator is committed to raising standards and following through on its tougher enforcement strategy to achieve that goal – its toolkit has just got larger.”The GC has acknowledged the willingness of some operators to listen to and act on consumers’ concerns and the need for customers to be able to differentiate between providers on the basis of customer care and values.In such a competitive market this is an important point. The customer base is changing and more discerning players will gravitate towards operators they believe they can trust.As is always the case when it comes to player protection and social responsibility, the issues surrounding responsible marketing are complex. They require collaboration from stakeholders across the industry including regulators, operators, developers, legal professionals, consumers and supporting charities.Will Ridley, brand executive at Sky Betting & Gaming and chair of the Young People and Student Advisory Group for YGAM says: “We need to continue to find innovative ways to protect children and young people with the rise of smartphone usage, social media and online gambling and gaming.Protecting young people with age-related marketing content and adverts that do not appeal to children is just the start. It’s time for us to open the debate with young people around how they use smart phones and what content they see.”     Now is the time for the industry to address these promotional issues and avoid other jurisdictions taking the sort of extreme action we have seen in Italy. It’s an exciting opportunity for business to continue to boom in a sustainable, responsible and ethical way.Paula Pusey is founder and managing director at events and gambling compliance  consultancy KnowNow Ltd. The Gambling Commission, CAP and industry experts from the likes of Sky Betting & Gaming and Wiggin LLP will be at the next KnowNow event, Responsible Marketing for Gambling Operators, in London on 3rd October. It will take an in-depth look at responsible marketing and how to make the most of these opportunities. Casino & games Paula Pusey looks at the growing scrutiny on gambling marketing and why it may be an opportunity rather than a threat Subscribe to the iGaming newslettercenter_img 7th August 2018 | By Stephen Carter Tags: Online Gambling Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Email Addresslast_img read more

Nampak Zimbabwe Limited ( HY2010 Interim Report

first_imgNampak Zimbabwe Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Paper & Packaging sector has released it’s 2010 interim results for the half year.For more information about Nampak Zimbabwe Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nampak Zimbabwe Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nampak Zimbabwe Limited (  2010 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileNampak Zimbabwe Limited manufactures and markets packaging products which includes paper, plastic and metal packaging. It also has interests in leasing biological assets and a timber processing plant. Subsidiaries in the Paper division includes Hunyani Corrugated Products Division, Hunyani Cartons, Labels & Sacks Division, Hunyani Management Services Division, Hunyani Forests Limited, Hunyani Properties Limited and Softex Tissue Products (Private) Limited. Other subsidiaries include MegaPak Zimbabwe and CarnaudMetalbox Zimbabwe Limited operating in the plastics and metals segment; and companies manufacturing corrugated containers and specialised packaging for the tobacco, horticultural, flori-cultural and citrus industry for local distribution and export. Mega Pak Zimbabwe offers technology solutions for blow molding, injection molding, stretch blow molding and rotational molding. Nampak Zimbabwe Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Safaricom Limited ( HY2014 Presentation

first_imgSafaricom Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2014 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Safaricom Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Safaricom Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Safaricom Limited (  2014 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileSafaricom Limited is an integrated telecommunications company in Kenya providing mobile, fixed voice, data, SMS, Internet and M-PESA services. The company sells mobile phones and tablets as well as broadband modems and routers. It also offers its customers data bundles for pre- and post-paid customers; pre- and post-paid voice plans and SMS services for national and international roaming; Okoa Jahazi for emergency top-up credit; and Flex plans for browsing, calling and SMSing. Bonga Points is a customer loyalty programme and M-PESA is a mobile telephone service to deposit, transfer and withdraw money as well as pay for goods and services. Other services offered include website and email, calling and cloud and hosting services. Safaricom Limited’s head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Safaricom Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Called to Common Mission: 15 years of Episcopal-Lutheran partnership

first_imgCalled to Common Mission: 15 years of Episcopal-Lutheran partnership Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Called to Common Mission 15th Anniversary, Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Hopkinsville, KY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Thomas Rightmyer says: Rector Bath, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI By Richelle ThompsonPosted Dec 12, 2016 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Smithfield, NC December 26, 2016 at 2:51 pm When the Lutheran/Episcopalians can also form a union with the African Methodist Episcopal Church; then Common Mission will be beautiful to behold—other than such a union; there is only a larger WHITE church Comments are closed. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME January 6, 2017 at 8:58 am If we could spend more time talking about how we are alike and what we share and acting together on those things the Church’s impact on the world around us could be of a quie different quality than it is now. Think and pray about and (wherever possible) act on these things. R WOLLARD Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Tampa, FL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest December 14, 2016 at 12:13 am Fifteen years of common worship, preaching, praise and prayer laid a foundation for more of us living more faithfully into Christ. My wife – ordained 29 years ago, today, in Denver as AELC clergy (correcting Thomas’ acronym slip, above) – has a call from the Sierra Pacific Synod (ELCA) Council to serve as priest-in-charge of a Northern California Episcopal mission. For us (our home congregation is ELCA but worship weekly as Episcopalians), the exchange of practice, hymnody, mission, polity and continuing education (we attend Synod Assemblies in the spring and Diocesan Convention in the fall) offer a true enrichment to our – and, subsequently parishoners’ – faith. And many Episcopalians love Lutheran hymns and emphasis on grace! Richard McClellan says: Rector Knoxville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 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 Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Roger Vaughn says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 center_img Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK robert hunter says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing December 12, 2016 at 8:54 pm Called to Common Mission is a beautiful thing. It’s amazing those denominations out there who refuse to participate with other believers over “we’re the truth” chest beating matches. I won’t name names. Blessings. Submit an Event Listing Submit a Press Release December 13, 2016 at 4:04 am (1) The Rt. Rev. William Weinhauer of Western NC was the Episcopal co-chair of the Lutheran Episcopal Dialogue and led the group to deal with some of the theological and ecclesiological issues as the three Lutheran churches (LCA, ALC, and ELCA came together). (2) CCM was influential in developing the Episcopal – Moravian agreement. (3) The Chicago-Lambeth Quadrilateral was a pattern for CCM and for other successful Episcopal ecumenical work. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Perry Gray-Reneberg says: Comments (6) December 13, 2016 at 10:51 pm Common Mission does not address validity of Orders. Is this a concern in TEC? Would like to learn more about the fifteen year dialogue in dealing with theological and ecclesiastical issues. Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Editor’s Note: On Jan. 6, 2001, after 30 years of dialogue, the Episcopal Church and Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, while maintaining their autonomy, agreed to come together to work for joint mission in the world and to allow clergy to move freely between the two churches. A “Called to Common Mission” series celebrates 15 years of Episcopal-Lutheran full communion.[Episcopal News Service] Most of the time, the Rev. Miriam Schmidt doesn’t think about the differences in her union congregation of Episcopalians and Lutherans. Members of both denominations – and others in the small community of Big Sky, Montana – work together for common cause, sharing worship, meals and ministries.But there are some challenges, Schmidt concedes. Among them: picking out beloved hymns – and with the same text and tune – for both constituents.All Saints is among about 65 worshiping communities across the country engaged in Episcopal-Lutheran partnerships. These congregations and campus ministries are living into Called to Common Mission, an agreement between the Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America to be in full communion, able to share clergy leadership and operate as blended congregations.Nearly all of the more than 20 people interviewed for a series of stories commemorating this year’s 15th anniversary of Called to Common Mission lauded the benefits of working together – from sharing resources, especially in small places, to being a model for unity and collaboration. Merging congregations in Baltimore has created a dynamic, vibrant ministry of “Lutherpalians” intent on serving the neighborhood. A college chaplaincy program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a place of sanctuary and community for students. And in Alaska, a union congregation (they call themselves Lutepiscs) is the only mainline Protestant presence for more than 200 miles.All Saints in Big Sky is growing in numbers, said longtime member Laura T. Sacchi, and more importantly the people are growing spiritually as they learn about different traditions.They had to work together to figure out how to compromise and sacrifice, “how to make everybody feel welcomed and included.” Those good habits have carried over and shaped a church committed to hospitality and to welcoming the stranger and neighbor alike.This sense of welcome is echoed at Epiphany Lutheran-Episcopal Church in Alaska, where they don’t lock the doors. They want the building to be open to any one, a stranger in need, another denomination in search of a worship space, a visitor looking for a faith home.“We’ve always been known as the church in town where everyone was welcome to come and worship,” said the Rev. Christian Mauntel, a Lutheran pastor at Epiphany. Her church was ahead of the curve, coming together as a joint ministry in the late 1970s. Called to Common Mission confirmed what the congregants have believed all along: that they are better together.“What was ‘we-have-to’ has now become a point of pride,” said Mauntel. She believes the small congregation is a living example of what many churches will look like in the future: strong lay leaders and collaborative ministry with other traditions.“We try to make people feel the love of God when they come in the door. We don’t ask who they know or how long they’ve been here or which denomination they are. We treat everyone who comes here as beloved children of God.”In the history of Christendom and the rise of denominations, sometimes people and churches lost sight of what binds them, says the Rev. Margaret Rose, deputy for ecumenical and interreligious relations for the Episcopal Church.“Our divisions – not our differences – are part of the polarizing nature of today’s culture. They prevent us from working together for a better world,” said Rose. “I’m very clear that our differences are part of the unique richness that allows us to understand ‘the other’ and ourselves.”Our work as Christians, said Rose, is “to reveal the unity of the church that is already there.” This requires forging relationships with people who have different faith traditions, “getting to know one another at the deepest levels of who we are and to be transformed by that.”On a practical level, this commitment to unity takes shape in the form of sharing space, worship, ministry and mission. “It’s a big, chaotic and wonderful mess,” said Rose.Local iterations of partnerships between Lutherans and Episcopalians take all forms: from union congregations and merged ones to two separate legal entities committed to working as one. Some congregations have vestries and councils and are under the jurisdiction of both an Episcopal bishop and a Lutheran one. Others fall under the episcopal authority of one denomination but work closely with the other.On a church-wide level, Called to Common Mission has prompted increased collaboration and discussion. The ecumenical officers often work together to find common interests and ways to amplify each other’s ministry. For instance, Rose’s office will soon be sending out to dioceses “Discover Islam,” a set of DVDs and curriculum developed by the ELCA and the Islamic Society of North America. The Episcopal Church and ELCA share one full-time employee in the Office of Government Relations. That office also developed and produced, with their counterparts in Canada, a free Advent devotional this year.The two denominations collaborate and coordinate on social issues, said Kathyrn Johnson, director for ecumenical and inter-religious relations for the ELCA.Lutheran Immigration Services is working with the Episcopal Church, she said. And the ELCA is “grateful for the Episcopal Church’s longer attention to some of the questions of justice for Native people. We have really appreciated the leadership from the Episcopal Church in Standing Rock (the controversial proposal to build a pipeline through sacred land).”Even with the progress of the past 15 years, there is still tremendous work to be done. Some is structural. The ministries in Alaska, Montana, Maryland and Massachusetts all talked about challenges in governance. Epiphany in Alaska still doesn’t have a constitution and bylaws because of conflicting demands by the denominational structures. In Maryland, they are trying to navigate insurance: One denomination won’t extend insurance coverage to the other’s leadership group. Programming provided by a diocese or synod has to be adapted for a multi-denominational audience at MIT. And in Montana, Schmidt is always weighing how to promote church-wide activities.“Do I advocate for Lutheran Relief or Episcopal Relief & Development? How do I choose?” she asked. “I want to retain our denominational ties, but there’s also only so much energy a congregation has for mission and outreach.”Johnson said that she hopes more work can be done in formation, particularly with seminaries. “We should be teaching about one another’s traditions,” she said. “In this time of great challenge for the viability of seminary institutions, we haven’t looked at this issue with as much intention as I wish we had.”The Rev. Tom Ferguson, rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Sandwich, Massachusetts, recalls the early days of the agreement. He joined the staff of the Episcopal Church just a few months after Called to Common Mission officially came into effect on Jan. 1, 2001. There were two challenges in the early years: the practical one of figuring out policy and the more ambiguous one of healing rifts and finding ways to bring everyone onboard, even those who had vigorously opposed the agreement.Today, most people agree in theory about the importance of common mission, but many of the structural changes are unresolved, Ferguson said.Now that the agreement has been in place for 15 years, it’s probably time to reevaluate and reinvent it, he said. The church has changed from what it was then. As both denominations continue to decline in numbers – as have most mainline traditions – it’s apparent that churchwide structures need to change, he said.“Maybe the purpose of the agreement was to get us where we need to be in the coming years,” Ferguson said. “Now is the time to live into the incredible vision and freedom that the original agreement gave. We should be asking the questions: What other ecumenical partnerships can we pursue? What do we need to be doing our work together?”Jesus came to establish the kingdom of heaven, not denominations, Ferguson said. “I’ve served in a Lutheran congregation, and I’ve served in an Episcopal church, and I’ve preached the same gospel in both places. I’m way more interested in the way to be a Christian and to find our common ground.”– Richelle Thompson is deputy director and managing editor of Forward Movement. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Rector Albany, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Bob Wollard says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Rector Pittsburgh, PA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Press Release Service Rector Belleville, IL Ecumenical & Interreligious Rector Shreveport, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, ILlast_img read more

2G House / S-AR

first_imgTherefore, approximately 90% of the components of the house have been fabricated by a local workforce, and we used the least amount of industrialized materials to preserve the idea of the essential and basic of the dwelling.Save this picture!Axonometric Manual systems for openings of windows, skylights and doors were designed and developed specifically for the project, working together closely with experienced carpenters and blacksmiths of the town.Save this picture!Model The house invites the user to become part of its material structure. The use of the dwelling generates a direct experience with materials, tactile sensations and a different awareness of the elements that are part of the house in times of extreme lack of contact between people and objects (due to their automation and virtualization), and between people and architecture.Save this picture!© Ana Cecilia Garza Villarreal Structurally, the house rests on a base that helps provide insulation to the interior spaces. Also, the orientation of the house ensures protection from the sun using existing trees on the ground, and the higher volumes of the neighbor dwellings to provide shade to the roof of the house.Save this picture!© Ana Cecilia Garza Villarreal On this base rests the floor slab of the house which supports a series of reinforced concrete walls 15 cm thick, and metallic columns placed according to a spatial grid on which the plan was designed. These support a beam system banked up to have a thin and flat roof slab, except for the openings which yield a constant height of 2.7 meters in all living spaces.Save this picture!Construction Detail The house is a reinforced concrete monolith that has been perforated to produce the interior space, which is then delimited with a clear glass membrane. It emphasizes the continuity of the material in floors, walls and slabs, and its quality to gradually transform upon the movement of lights and shadows that occurs both in the interior as well as the exterior during the course of the day.Project gallerySee allShow lessHerzog & de Meuron Breaks Ground on Public “Bathing Lake” in RiehenArchitecture NewsUpdate: Facades+ Performance SymposiumEvent Share Projects ArchDaily Mexico CopyAbout this officeS-AROfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMexican ArchitectureSan PedroMexicoPublished on April 08, 2013Cite: “2G House / S-AR” [Casa 2G / S-AR] 08 Apr 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Text description provided by the architects. Proposed as a basic house, the house is a simple rectangular volume with an interior courtyard that divides the social part from the private part of the dwelling.Save this picture!© Ana Cecilia Garza VillarrealRecommended ProductsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoCurtain WallsKalwall®Facades – Specialty ApplicationsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsSpider System – Rabel 15000 Super Thermal Located in a residential area in San Pedro Garza García within the Metropolitan Area of Monterrey, the volume is separated from the street generating a front yard for pedestrian and vehicular access.Save this picture!Plan, Section and Elevation A concrete wall with a door is the simplification of design of the facade of the house, making it as basic as possible. However, this lack of openings towards the street is set against an open and wide interior space that visually connects the entire social area with the interior courtyard, the back garden and the Sierra Madre mountains, filling the house with light and natural ventilation, and establishing a strong dialogue with the landscape.Save this picture!© Ana Cecilia Garza Villarreal The bedrooms are protected with a segmented wall that allows for privacy. Each private space has its own independent courtyard for natural lighting and ventilation.Save this picture!© Ana Cecilia Garza Villarreal The social area is a continuous sequence of kitchen – dining room – living room and a great terrace that finishes the social space and connects to the back garden.Save this picture!© Ana Cecilia Garza Villarreal Doors, windows, ironworks and the constructive system of walls and slabs are as basic as possible. The materials are left raw, made on-site with a local workforce, with the intention of rescuing traditional constructive systems that use the materials found naturally in Monterrey: concrete, steel and glass. At the same time, we emphasize the rescue of jobs that have been moved abroad by a market of prefabricated materials, produced in other latitudes, which generates little local employment and a standardization of architecture. 2G House / S-ARSave this projectSave2G House / S-AR Save this picture!© Ana Cecilia Garza Villarreal+ 18 Share Year:  “COPY” 2011 Area:  350 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: S-AR Area Area of this architecture project 2G House / S-AR CopyHouses•San Pedro, Mexicolast_img read more

Three-star D-End Izaih Filikitonga signs with TCU football for fall season

first_imgMadison Goforth Although football is important to him, Filikitonga said he is also excited for the opportunity to have a great education.“Not everyone has the opportunity to learn,” he said. “I can’t wait to soak up so much information like a sponge.”Filikitonga will be on campus in the fall and will study kinesiology. He hopes to one day become a physical therapist to help injured athletes overcome mental blocks and strengthen their bodies. + posts Madison Goforth print<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>TCU’s recruiting class just got a bit brighter— three stars brighter with Trinity Euless three-star defensive end Izaih Filikitonga. Linkedin Madison Goforth is a Senior journalism major from Tyler, Texas. Army ROTC spends weekend practicing tactical missions However, he didn’t let that mental block get in the way for long. With the support of family and friends, Filikitonga finished his rehab and made it back strong for his senior season.“I felt successful — like I had done my job,” he said. Filikitonga verbally committed to play football for the Frogs after the Polynesian Bowl and made it official Wednesday.“TCU has always felt like home,” he said. “The players learn so much from these coaches and do big things in the NFL.”Filikitonga was the 20th commit for the 2018 class. He chose TCU over the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University.Trinity Euless head coach Chris Jenson said Filikitonga is an energy machine.“He is what we call a potboiler, he gets the water boiling,” Jenson said. “He is upbeat, positive and will be an awesome teammate.”Filikitonga said he decided to stay close to home because he is a family man.“I am glad to be a role model for my siblings and cousins,” he said. “My family has always been there for me and I want to be there for them.”He has four brothers and two sisters and said his family will always come first in his life. Jenson said Filikitonga’s family has a lot to do with his success as a teammate.“He has a great mom and dad who taught him how to be a great man,” Jenson said. “He understands his size, skill and ability is a privilege and he doesn’t flaunt that in anyone’s face.”Filikitonga’s high school journey wasn’t always easy.During the fourth game of his junior season, he injured his foot and underwent surgery. After months of rehab, he was back for spring ball but hurt his foot again.“After that second injury, I had a mental breakdown,” he said. Madison Goforth ReddIt The Leap: unique restaurants that take Frog Bucks Student finds joy in volunteering for ‘miracle’ baseball league Previous articleNo. 24 Women’s basketball fall to No. 22 OSU in physical battleNext articleUPDATE: Reported off campus robbery actually a narcotics deal gone bad Madison Goforth RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Linkedin Izaih Filikitonga, Number 33, leads his team on the field. (Courtesy of Izaih Filikitonga). Twitter Madison Goforth Neeley School hosts marketing competition for students across the country Facebook Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Twitter TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Madison Goforth TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Facebook ReddItlast_img read more

BBB: Don’t bank on it: Fake check scams making the rounds

first_img WhatsApp Facebook BBB: Don’t bank on it: Fake check scams making the rounds Twitter Pinterest Heather Massey is the Regional Director of the Better Business Bureau in the Permian Basin. Check out or call 563-1880. Local NewsBusiness Pinterestcenter_img WhatsApp Facebook By admin – February 18, 2018 BBB Scam TrackerIt may seem like your lucky day to look through your mail and find a random, legitimate-looking check written out to you for several thousand dollars but think before you take the money and run. Chances are, that check is a forgery. Fake check and money order scams take on many different forms, but the underlying scheme is typically the same.The stories that con artists use vary widely. You might be selling something online and the scammer pretends to be interested in a purchase. Or scammers will “hire” you for a job, such as secret shopping, or tell you you’ve won a sweepstakes prize.In all cases, the amount of the check is “accidentally” far more than the amount agreed to. The scammer instructs you to deposit the check, keep the amount owed, and wire back the difference. When you deposit the check, the funds will appear to be available within days. The check eventually bounces, and since you have already wired back the “overpayment” to the scammer you are left liable for the entire amount.According to Better Business Bureau’s Risk Index, fake checks are the second riskiest scam behind home improvement scams. This ranking is based off factors such as how likely someone is to be targeted, the odds of losing money and how much money is typically at stake. The full study can be found at’s also a common scam reported on BBB Scam Tracker. As of early February, this year, there have already been 140 reports across the U.S.Better Business Bureau has the following tips to help avoid this scam:Be immediately suspicious of overpayments. A check can bounce even after your bank allows you to withdraw cash from the deposit. Even if a bank representative tells you that a check has “cleared” you can’t be sure it won’t be detected as a forgery weeks later and you could be liable for the funds drawn against the amount.Never send money to people you don’t know. This is especially true if they ask for the money in an unusual form such as wire transfer or prepaid debit card.If the buyer insists that you wire back funds, end the transaction immediately. Legitimate buyers don’t pressure you to send money via wire transfer services. In addition, you have little recourse if there’s a problem with a wire transaction.Resist any pressure to “act now.” If the buyer’s offer is good now, it should be good after the check clears.If you think you’ve been the target of a fake check scam, file a report with Better Business Bureau at Twitter Previous articleA SHARP LIFE: And they all lived happily ever after…Next articleMATTER OF RECORD: Feb. 6 through Feb. 16 adminlast_img read more

Warren Equity Backed SSP Innovations Completes Fourth Add-On Acquisition

first_img WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 26, 2021– SSP Innovations, LLC (“SSP” or the “Company”), a provider of IT services and software to electric, gas, and water utilities, is pleased to announce the acquisition of 3-GIS, LLC (“3-GIS”). 3-GIS, based in Decatur, Alabama, is an IT services and software company focused on the telecom industry and offers a suite of products that allows their customers to plan, design, construct, and manage their networks. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: 3-GIS founders, Tom Counts, Tommy Siniard, and Jerry Golden, will continue to spearhead the advancement of 3-GIS products and services throughout the telecom industry while continuing to build the joint company’s international presence. Dustin Sutton, President of 3-GIS, will continue overseeing all aspects of the telecom business line in coordination with SSP CEO Skye Perry. “Through the acquisition of 3-GIS, we are creating a market leader across the Esri utility and telecom verticals,” SSP CEO Skye Perry said. “We are excited to support 3-GIS’s continued growth while aligning them with the SSP brand and strong utility presence.” “We are thrilled to partner with SSP and Warren Equity,” 3-GIS CEO Tom Counts said. “The pairing of 3-GIS’s telecom product offerings and SSP’s utility product offerings will allow the Company to better serve customers through a combination of market-leading geospatial products, services, consulting, and data management practices.” In conjunction with the adoption of digital mapping technologies, the infrastructure market is becoming increasingly dependent on GIS-specific data and applications across all business functions, including design and build activities, data management, workforce management, compliance and testing, asset maintenance, and customer service. SSP’s and 3-GIS’s solutions allow customers to optimize their geospatial strategy across all of these facets. “We believe the addition of 3-GIS’s broad suite of software and experienced team will greatly benefit the SSP platform,” said Scott Bruckmann, Partner at Warren Equity. “The combination of SSP and 3-GIS creates a leading company focused on the digital transformation of asset management in the infrastructure market.” This transaction is SSP’s fourth add-on acquisition since Warren Equity’s investment in April 2017. About SSP Innovations SSP, headquartered in Centennial, Colorado, is an IT services and software development company focused on delivering GIS and workforce management solutions to electric, gas, and water utilities as well as oil & gas pipeline operators and telecommunication providers. More information about SSP is available at About Warren Equity Partners Warren Equity Partners is a private equity firm that invests in small and middle market operating companies primarily in North America. The firm invests in established companies where additional capital and operating resources can accelerate growth, targeting companies in the industrial services, industrial products, business services, and distribution sectors. Warren Equity invests in the form of buyouts, growth equity, and recapitalizations. For more information, please visit View source version on CONTACT: Keith Freeman SSP Innovations, LLC 720-279-9894 KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA COLORADO INDUSTRY KEYWORD: VENTURE CAPITAL SOFTWARE UTILITIES OIL/GAS ENERGY CONSULTING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TECHNOLOGY SOURCE: Warren Equity Partners Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/26/2021 01:39 PM/DISC: 01/26/2021 01:39 PM Warren Equity Backed SSP Innovations Completes Fourth Add-On Acquisition Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – January 26, 2021 Twittercenter_img TAGS  Local NewsBusiness Twitter Pinterest Facebook Previous articleNCAA, Power Five play defense with Dems controlling CongressNext articleCOVID-19 variant brings new dimension to Europe’s pandemic Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Councillor believes HSE is determined to downgrade Lifford Hospital

first_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Twitter Pinterest By News Highland – May 16, 2012 WhatsApp Google+ Newsx Adverts 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebookcenter_img Previous articleMan told to go to anger management classes or get shotNext articleKFO wants Inshore Fishermen to have acces to closed VLA News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry A Councillor has suggested that HIQA, the Health, Information and Quality Authority is placing unrealistic expectations on Community Hospital and this is leading to their closure.Councillor Ciaran Brogan, who is a member of the Regional Health Forum, also believes it is inevitable that Lifford Community Hospital will be downgraded and the same fate may await other hospitals in the county.He says most community hospitals are being run to a very high standard but are still classed as under-performing by HIQA with the authority’s reports then being used as an excuse to close them.Councillor Brogan says the HSE needs to review the situation:[podcast][/podcast] Pinterest Councillor believes HSE is determined to downgrade Lifford Hospital Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitterlast_img read more

SIPOC ethics hearing against Cllr O’Donnell commences

first_imgAn ethics hearing into the conduct of Donegal County Councillor John O’Donnell has been allowed to continue at the Standards in Public Office Commission after an application to halt proceedings was rejected.Independent councillor John O’Donnell is before SIPOC facing counts of breaching ethics legislation.Councillor O’Donnell is one of three sitting councillors who featured on an RTE Investigates programme, facing ethics inquiries at SIPOC this week and next.On the RTE Investigates programme, Councillor John O’Donnell was seen offering to lobby on behalf of a fictitious wind farm company in exchange for money or the promise of a loan or an investment in a private business.Cllr O’Donnell subsequently said the nature of the meeting was misrepresented to him, and he attended it as both a businessman and a councillor.According to RTE News, Councillor John O’ Donnell’s barrister Mark O’Connell took issue with the hearing going ahead today as some of the evidence was based on the evidence of an anonymous witness.Mr O’Connell said he was “very troubled” by the fact that Nian Carlson, the name used by an undercover reporter in the programme, was not at today’s hearing.After a short adjournment, Mr Justice Daniel O’Keeffe said the commission had decided to proceed with the case.The hearings in front of the six-member commission will decide if the three councillors contravened the ethical framework laid out in the Local Government Act 2001.The hearing continues today and SIPOC is expected to report on each of the three cases being heard in a few weeks’ time. Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleCockhill Bridge officially opened by TaoiseachNext articleBig numbers set for Donegal East – Half & Three Quarter Marathon News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA DL Debate – 24/05/21 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Google+ Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Google+ By News Highland – September 11, 2018 SIPOC ethics hearing against Cllr O’Donnell commenceslast_img read more