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Five tips for creating successful social slots

first_img Five tips for creating successful social slots Casino & games AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Guy Hasson gives casinos wanting to also engage their players away from their physical locations some useful advice on getting started in the world of social slots.Social slots are cropping all over the place. Real-money casinos with real-money games are creating social games to increase their players’ loyalty, time on machine (even if it’s just a virtual machine), monetisation and more.And yet, it’s a tricky path to walk. The social world plays by different rules, real money casino players like different things when playing online, and sometimes you don’t even have permission to use your actual games in your app.You want to focus on your loyal players, those who live nearby and visit your establishment once or twice a week. And you want to give them an extra experience of your casino while they are at home.Here are five tips that should help you create an app that does exactly that:Tip #1: realise why your KPIs are going to be skewed Your KPIs are going to be skewed. If you take a look at monetisation and retention numbers from across the social slot world, it is basically guaranteed you won’t get the same numbers. Working by those standards will lead to bad decisions.The important thing is to understand why your KPIs are skewed. The truth is actually good for you: your audience already likes you. Any other new social game has to get players to learn the trust the new game, a process which may take months. But you are aiming at your existing players, players who are loyal to you and like your games.Therefore, if you market to your audience, your open rate should be much higher than a social game’s open rate. Your retention rates should also be higher. Your monetisation rates will vary from the norm – although which way they will vary depends on what you do in the game.Tip #2: learn how to adapt if you can’t use your casino’s games You will surely have legal permission to allow players to play your games in your casino, but you don’t necessarily have the permission to use those games in your app. That puts you in a bind. You want to give your loyal players the opportunity to play the games they like at home. If they can’t play them, what’s the point, right? Wrong.Here’s how you adapt: look at the stats for which games are hottest in your casinos and find games you are allowed to use that fit the patterns that you see. For example, say your top game is a game with an Asian theme with animals, and the main color is red.Find a game you’re allowed to use that is as similar to that as possible: Asian theme with animals, and if you have roughly the same graphic style and color, then take that one. In this case, you want to match the graphic experience first. That will give players the feeling they are playing similar enough games.The mathematical experience (RTP, volatility, etc.) doesn’t have to match the games. Just make sure that the mathematical experiences players like also exist in the games you offer. Tip #3: transfer the physical casino experience into the app Can you put real pictures of your casino in your app? If so, do it. Can you dress your hosts and hostesses in the same way they dress in the casino? Again, if so do it. Is your casino split into areas? Split your app into areas as well.Are there specific sounds that appear in your casinos? Specific names to specific areas? Specific words the hosts use? Adapt as many of those as possible. Can you insert a video introduction in which the players walk through your casino? In short, do everything you can to give the player the feeling they are in the place they like, that they are at home.Tip #4: give your players physical perks Your players can now play your games at home. Give them a reason to come back to your real world casino. Maybe chips, towels, something from the gift shop — anything that you can offer and that it is legal for you to offer.The money you ‘lose’ in giving them gifts is actually money gained, since none of your players will walk into a casino, get one free thing, and walk back out. Anything that brings them back is money you will earn.Tip #5: never cheat Obviously, you won’t cheat to make players lose their money. But don’t cheat to make them gain money either. Don’t give them a big win in the beginning. Don’t give them a positive experience you control when they enter your game.Players who see that you cheat — and some always will — will think that if you cheat in their favor, you will cheat in your favor as well, later on. That will burn your game, and it may burn your casino as well. Simply rely on the math and on tip #1: your players already like you, they want to like your game, so give them the games with their actual math, and never ever cheat.Creating an app requires a lot more considerations in terms of the various gamification tools — anything from jackpots to tournaments to more complex features — and thinking about how your players will like them. You need to know how to build your economy based on existing games, an economy that brings people back to the casino and not just to the game. These five tips are the building blocks on which you can build your app.Guy Hasson worked for Playtech for three years before becoming Playtika’s Content Manager, responsible for the content of Slotomania and Caesars Casino. He is now a social slot consultant, specializing in game popularity. His website: www.hassonslots.com Topics: Casino & games Social gaming 8th June 2018 | By Hannah Gannage-Stewart Guy Hasson offers some useful advice on getting started in the world of social slots Email Addresslast_img read more

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Swan General Ltd (SWAN.mu) 2011 Abridged Report

first_imgSwan General Ltd (SWAN.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2011 abridged results.For more information about Swan General Ltd (SWAN.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Swan General Ltd (SWAN.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Swan General Ltd (SWAN.mu)  2011 abridged results.Company ProfileSwan General Limited offers insurance services, including personal and corporate insurance. The company provides services that include life, car, home, health, travel, boat, property and liability, financial lines, motor fleet, marine, and keyman and partnership insurance products, as well as reinsurance services. Swan General Limited also provides loans; education, retirement, and investment plans; wealth management and securities trading services; and pension and actuarial services, pension administration, and investment advisory services. Life, casualty, and property are the segments through which the company conducts its business and is based in Mauritius. Swan General Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritiuslast_img read more

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1 FTSE 250 stock I’m considering today

first_img See all posts by Zaven Boyrazian £m20192018201720162015 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Return on Investment Capital (%)5763757877 Zaven Boyrazian | Monday, 26th October, 2020 | More on: FDM Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! Revenue272245234189161 Operating Profit5349443530 Don’t miss our special stock presentation.It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about.They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market.That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’.Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it.To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… Each year has been a continual improvement on the last, with revenue and operating profit increasing year-on-year by an average of 14% and 15%, respectively.What I find truly compelling is the incredibly high return on equity (ROE) of over 50%! As a reminder, ROE is a measure of how efficiently a company is generating income from its equity financing – investors’ money. It should be noted that the jump in 2018’s ROE is actually as a result of an increase in debt levels rather than organic growth.Looking at the return on invested capital (ROIC) gives more clarity into what is going on under the hood. ROIC is a measure of how efficiently a company is generating income from the capital it has invested in operations and growth. This shows a declining trend, and thus the firm’s returns from its investments have declined. However, an ROIC of 57% is still exceptionally high and provides further evidence of the company’s ability to grow investor wealth.Both ROE and ROIC should be monitored in the future so that any signs of weaknesses emerging in the business model can be identified quickly.The bottom lineThe FTSE 250 stock is certainly not without competition. One such competitor is the software company Learning Technologies Group, which provides an alternative method for businesses to train their staff.However, training personnel is a lengthy process, and FDM Group is capable of providing expert consultants at a moment’s notice. I believe this time-saving advantage, combined with both reduced training costs for clients, and FDM Group’s high-standing reputation gives it this FTSE 250 stock the edge needed to continue providing extraordinary returns.center_img 1 FTSE 250 stock I’m considering today Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! I have written previously about the growing need for skilled talent in various industries. However, finding and training individuals capable of fulfilling these roles is quite an expensive process, especially for smaller firms. Given the continual innovations in technology and software, this is particularly true in IT. This sector has some of the highest employee training expenses as it tries to keep up with the shifting landscape.That’s where this FTSE 250 stock comes into play.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The opportunityFDM Group (LSE:FDM) operates in the recruit, train, and deploy sector, or more specifically, helps individuals – such as graduates and ex-military – gain the necessary training and experience to thrive in their careers.The firm specialises in a wide array of technical services from software development and testing to cybersecurity and robotic automation.After recruiting and training individuals through the firm’s academies around the world, the company deploys them at its ever-expanding portfolio of sites within its client’s businesses.The FTSE 250 stock charges its customers with consulting fees. In exchange, businesses receive new talent to drive their business forward without having to do any in-house training of their own.While training and consulting is hardly a flashy sounding business model, the performance of the company has continued to impress shareholders since its 2014 IPO with a return of 226%!The financials Zaven Boyrazian owns shares in Learning Technologies Group. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Image source: Getty Images. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Return on Equity (%)5554504946last_img read more

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Rugby player Jordan Taufua dancing is the most outrageous, enjoyable thing you’ll see today

first_imgMonday Apr 6, 2020 Rugby player Jordan Taufua dancing is the most outrageous, enjoyable thing you’ll see today Professional rugby players are clearly starting to get a little restless. Just today we heard about Crusaders players getting in trouble for breaking their lockdown, and now, here’s a look at their former teammate, who has been entertaining the masses online.ADVERTISEMENTLeicester Tigers flanker Jordan Taufua is known as somewhat of a hard man on the field. He’s a tough-tackling, strong carrying forward from New Zealand with an impressive pedigree.But did you know that he can dance?With everyone stuck in lockdown or isolation of some kind, Taufua has taken to his Instagram Stories to ask fans for song requests for a 10-second “entertainment” challenge.Fans name it, and he then does it. Ten seconds, including props and a little theme.It’s brilliant to watch and he’s given permission to throw all of his latest dance stories into one video.ADVERTISEMENTAnd if seeing him dance (hilarious, right?) might make you question what kind of player he is, this hit from a while back should put that to bed.Note: If the dancing video doesn’t work for some reason, follow this link Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Funnies Related Articles 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: American reacts to brilliant Nigel… 29 WEEKS AGO Video of John Kirwan apologising while wearing… 29 WEEKS AGO Simon Zebo reveals how ‘absolute lunatic’… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Haus am See 2 / mvm+starke architekten

first_imgCopyAbout this officemvm+starke architektenOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingKölnGermanyPublished on September 24, 2018Cite: “Haus am See 2 / mvm+starke architekten” 24 Sep 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCoffee tablesFlexformCoffee Table – GipsyCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemWoodSculptformTimber Battens in Double Bay HouseStonesCosentinoSilestone and Dekton in Villa OmniaBricksNelissenInner Wall Bricks – LückingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade PanelsWoodBlumer LehmannData Processing for Wood ProjectsEducational ApplicationsFastmount®Hidden Panel Fastener at Massey UniversitySealants / ProtectorsTOPCRETMicro-Coating – Baxab®More products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?德国湖边小屋 / mvm+starke architekten是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyHousing•Köln, Germany Housing Germany Photographs:  Bernd Nörig Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Haus am See 2 / mvm+starke architektenSave this projectSaveHaus am See 2 / mvm+starke architekten Area:  107 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” “COPY” Save this picture!© Bernd Nörig+ 25Curated by Martita Vial Share Architects: mvm+starke architekten Area Area of this architecture project Products used in this ProjectMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMInterior Mineral Paint – KEIM Optil®Save this picture!© Bernd NörigText description provided by the architects. The views of Lake Heimbach and the Meuchelberg, a nature reserve on the opposite side of the lake, the oak forest and the steep northern slope are the first impressions to take into account for the “weekend house”. The latter is supposed to be the special, almost insoluble challenge. It is reasonable to assume that the house and its future occupants will benefit little from the sun. On closer inspection, however, it can be seen that especially in winter and the transition periods, the sun finds its way across the mountain through the light trees to the property due to the lack of leaves on the trees. This is an essential design idea and ultimately the form of the house. If the external observer believes that the house is positioned the wrong way round, since the house with the high, transparent facade does not face the lake, one can experience the effect of how the house captures the sunlight shining over the mountain, even in summer months and even more so in winter.Save this picture!© Bernd NörigSo that the entire living space of the small house profits from this effect, there is much transparency and transparency, quasi the visual impression of a one-room house. Another positive side effect is that both qualities of the surroundings, oak forest view and lake view, can be experienced from all rooms. The slope and the funnel shape almost naturally give rise to the inner organization. The ground floor is structured via a split-level division and divided into two areas of use: the living-cooking/dining area and the bathroom/guest work area. The resident reaches the upper floor via a staircase with an unexpected view of the oak forest. Here there is an additional wet room as well as the bedroom, which is only separated by a large glass pane and in direct visual contact with the rest of the living space.Save this picture!© Bernd NörigThe structure, resulting from the hillside location and the focus on the lake and oak forest, is understood as a single room. Like a tube, it connects both impressions at the same time in the interior and thus becomes a “through-living space”, which manifests itself in the exterior appearance through the larch cladding on the roof and the clearly separated wooden glass elements. The entrance door and two window slits to the east and west break the principle and can also be experienced in the interior as a conscious disturbance of the basic orientation of the building and become special elements without questioning the principle.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Bernd NörigSave this picture!Section ASave this picture!© Bernd NörigSave this picture!First Floor PlanThe floor slab and exterior walls are made of reinforced concrete. The roof, the interior, the ceiling over the ground floor, the windows, the stairs and the floor covering are wooden constructions. The building is naturally ventilated and heated on the ground floor by underfloor heating. A wood pellet boiler is installed for heating and hot water supply. In addition, the ground floor can be heated with a fireplace. The drinking water supply is ensured by a 60m deep well.Save this picture!© Bernd NörigProject gallerySee allShow less“We Learn From the Ordinary as Well as From the Extraordinary”: Robert Venturi and D…InterviewsThe Curious Case of a Doctored 19th Century Photo of Ruins in AthensArticlesProject locationAddress:Eifel National Park, GermanyLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Photographs Haus am See 2 / mvm+starke architekten Projects Manufacturers: KEIM, FSB, Berg&Berg Parkett, Bröcking Fenster, Nuprotec Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/902094/haus-am-see-2-mvm-plus-starke-architekten Clipboard 2017 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/902094/haus-am-see-2-mvm-plus-starke-architekten Clipboard ArchDailylast_img read more

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Sunshine Beach House / Teeland Architects

first_imgArchitects: Teeland Architects Area Area of this architecture project Area:  300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Australia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/957880/sunshine-beach-house-teeland-architects Clipboard Projects Photographs:  Emma Bourne Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year:  Save this picture!© Emma Bourne+ 19Curated by Paula Pintos Share “COPY” CopyHouses•Australia “COPY”center_img Photographs 2020 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/957880/sunshine-beach-house-teeland-architects Clipboard Sunshine Beach House / Teeland Architects Sunshine Beach House / Teeland ArchitectsSave this projectSaveSunshine Beach House / Teeland Architects ArchDaily Manufacturers: Miele, Astra Walker, FLOSArchitect:David Teeland, Kim Jong SookCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Emma BourneRecommended ProductsBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXConcealed Blind System – One-BoxWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusText description provided by the architects. Sunshine Beach House is a contemporary home inspired by the sun, surf, sand, and waves. The house has been designed for a young family of surfers with an active beach lifestyle. The ground floor kitchen and living areas open onto the garden and pool. The family can move seamlessly from house to garden, pool to the beach, and back again.Save this picture!© Emma BourneBedrooms and bathrooms are located on the more private upper level. A refined material palette of local hardwood and white sand cement reflect the character of the local beach environment and coastal landscape. On a practical level, the materials employed are robust in nature, to withstand sand, salt, and water coming off the ocean and little feet.Save this picture!© Emma BourneContemporary interpretations of the traditional Queenslander metal window hoods and hardwood screens have been used to provide protection from the hot sun and summer rains.Save this picture!© Emma BourneSave this picture!Plan – Ground floorSave this picture!© Emma BourneOur architecture practice is enamoured with the beauty of the beach and ocean. The delightful balance of repetition and variation found in the waves and sand dunes are echoed in the design of the houseSave this picture!© Emma BourneProject gallerySee allShow lessCichosza Cottages / Modernstudio ArchitekturySelected ProjectsCloakedHouse / 3r Ernesto PereiraSelected Projects Share Houses CopyAbout this officeTeeland ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookAustraliaPublished on March 07, 2021Cite: “Sunshine Beach House / Teeland Architects” 06 Mar 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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Health charities dominate Irish charity income list

first_imgHealth charities dominate Irish charity income list Howard Lake | 28 February 2014 | News  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Ireland Research / statistics AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A list compiled of the biggest charities in Ireland by Boardmatch Ireland is dominated by health organisations.Topping the list by income is St Vincent’s Health Care which had income of €363 million in 2011, followed by the Mater University Hospital with an income of €258 million.The top four charities are all hospitals with the Rehab Group, with an income of €177 million, fifth on the list. The Rehab Group provides services to people with disability in Ireland, the UK and Poland.  Another organisation affiliated to the Rehab Group, RehabCare, appears on the list with an income of €45 million.The CEO of Rehab appeared before the Irish Dail’s public accounts committee yesterday to answer questions about the level of her salary.Nearly all the charities on the list receive significant public funding as well as raising funds from the public. For the most part, public funding is the largest percentage of the organisations’ income.Development charity Concern Worldwide appears sixth on the list (income €160 million). Also on the list is Goal with an income €61 million.Boardmatch Ireland helps the development of the community and voluntary sector by strengthening boards and management committees. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Fundraisers share advice on dealing with the coronavirus pandemic

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Fundraisers and fundraising consultants have been quick to offer advice and context on the challenge faced by fundraisers amid the global pandemic that coronavirus represents. Here are a few of the early commentaries published in March before the UK government issued its remain-at-home policy. Howard Lake | 24 March 2020 | News Tagged with: coronavirus COVID-19  87 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 7. How philanthropists should respond to coronavirusNPC have put together a detailed and considered analysis of the current challenges to charities and how the sector and philanthropists might respond. Read How philanthropists should respond to coronavirus.this @NPCthinks resource on how philanthropists should respond to COVID-19 is an excellent primer on so many issues: https://t.co/sBb27Fpi11— Alex van Vliet (@alex_vanvliet) March 24, 2020 4. Sean TrinerMoceanic’s Sean Triner shares his thoughts on what you should be focusing on now.  86 total views,  2 views today 5. Mike DuerksenMike offers two simple but essential elements of advice.If you run a #nonprofit you have two main responsibilities in the face of #COVID19:1) To keep your donors, volunteers and staff safe. That means, CANCEL your events. Flatten the curve.2) To advance your mission. That means, DON’T CANCEL fundraising. https://t.co/FsCF7u0U7I— Mike Duerksen ? (@mikeduerksen) March 11, 2020center_img 8. Jason PottsJason Potts of THINK Digital questioned how long coronavirus itself would be the prime concern of individuals and supporters.By looking at the incidence of certain search terms globally he concluded that, despite the great rise in mention of ‘coronavirus’ in search terms, it wasn’t resulting in a reduction in the searches on other key issues that charities face such as climate crisis, refugees, famine and poverty. 1. COVID-19 Doesn’t Need To Slow You DownKris Putnam-Walkerly argues in Forbes that philanthropic conversations and activity can still take place even when face-to-face meetings are not an option.  3. Claire AxelrodWhile You Have Lemons, Make Lemonade. #Fundraising in a time of coronavirus https://t.co/wHhxtFeeBd— Claire Axelrad (@CharityClairity) March 16, 2020 2. Damian O’Broin’s listDamian collates advice from Moceanic’s Sean Triner, Michael Rosen, Howard Lake, Marc Pitman and The Agitator. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 6. Tobin AldrichFundraising consultant Tobin Aldrich reminds us that some of us have been through unexpected and difficult times before. “Think of 9/11, the Boxing Day tsunami, the 2008 crash , we have experienced rapidly changing situations before.”He added that the public will give in response to this pandemic, commenting: “The Chinese public spontaneously gave enormous sums to organisations working to battle the virus, one charity in Wuhan reportedly received over $300m in a few weeks.” A proper crisis https://t.co/MNqrt6rzV2— Tobin Aldrich (@tobinaldrich) March 15, 2020He concludes: “Pretty much the whole population is going to be stuck at home pretty soon with nothing to do but..go online. Now digital fundraising, this is your time.” Fundraisers share advice on dealing with the coronavirus pandemiclast_img read more

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RSF condemns Facebook’s blocking of journalistic content in Australia

first_img Organisation To implement these restrictions, Facebook is using machine-learning tools to identify news content publishers but this has had the collateral effect of blocking other kinds of content, including the pages of several NGOs such as RSF, public health bodies, governmental institutions and even entities that handle emergencies. Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom Facebook carried out its threat. In response to the Australian government’s plan to make platforms pay media outlets, Facebook has blocked the sharing of journalistic content in Australia. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns this decision, which impacts the reliability and pluralism of the information available on this social media platform. RSF_en News News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Receive email alerts Facebook’s response, called the “nuclear option” by The Australian daily newspaper, is radical. Australian media can no longer share or post content on their Facebook pages, while users in Australia can no longer see or share links to news on the platform, whether Australian or international news. Facebook has not as yet responded to RSF’s questions. News “No posts yet” is the message that the Facebook pages of the Australian media have been showing since 17 February. This blackout is deliberate. Facebook announced on 17 February that it would “restrict publishers and people in Australia from sharing or viewing Australian and international news content.”center_img Follow the news on Asia – Pacific Help by sharing this information AustraliaUnited StatesAsia – PacificAmericas Online freedoms InternetFreedom of expression to go further June 7, 2021 Find out more “Facebook is abusing its dominant position to defend its economic interests at the expense of online news reliability and pluralism,” said Iris de Villars, the head of RSF’s Tech Desk. “Regardless of the proposed law being discussed, these restrictions affect the ability of Australian citizens to access reliable and independent information on this platform. We urge Facebook to reverse this decision, which totally contradicts its pledges to combat disinformation.” The decision was taken in reaction to the Australian government’s proposed “News Media Bargaining Code,” under which platforms such as Facebook and Google would have to pay Australian media outlets for the content they display. News June 2, 2021 Find out more AustraliaUnited StatesAsia – PacificAmericas Online freedoms InternetFreedom of expression February 22, 2021 RSF condemns Facebook’s blocking of journalistic content in Australia June 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Art Center College of Design Receives $2 Million Gift to Establish Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography

first_img Letterform expert and Professor Leah Toby Hoffmitz Milken works with a student at Art Center College of Design where she taught for more than 20 years. © Copyright Steven A. Heller and Art Center College of DesignArt Center College of Design Professor Leah Toby Hoffmitz Milken with faculty colleagues Ramone Munoz (left) and Stan Kong (right). Photo courtesy Art Center College of DesignToday Art Center College of Design announced a $2 million gift to the College from the Lowell Milken Family Foundation in honor of legendary Professor Leah Toby Hoffmitz Milken who passed away on October 25 after an extended illness. The commitment will establish the Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography to advance the research, teaching and understanding of letterform design and typography. Recognizing typography as a vital component of our visual culture, the College has been developing plans to make Art Center a central influential force in this field. The Foundation’s gift helped turn those plans into reality.“Leah’s expertise in typography and her gifts as a teacher will be deeply missed by our community,” said Lorne M. Buchman, president of Art Center College of Design. “We have both the desire and responsibility to build on her legacy in a meaningful way through the Hoffmitz Milken Center and its programming—the focus of which is unique in higher education,” he said. “We are most grateful to the Foundation for providing this tremendous opportunity to accomplish this long-envisioned goal.“During the past decade, advances in technology and media have ushered in a new era of visual learning,” continued Buchman. “We continually consume information visually, and letterforms are a central and critical element of that visual world. It is imperative that we understand typography and its meaning as we navigate the global information age.”The Center for Typography aligns with the College’s long-term strategy of convening new dialogues among a diverse community to shape and define culture, encourage relevance and social responsibility in art and design discourse and practice, and prepare graduates for leadership, research and creating at the highest level.“Establishing the Center is the best way to honor Leah’s memory as well as her extraordinary knowledge about typography, her deep passion and dedication to her students, and her commitment to give back to a field which she thoroughly cherished,” said philanthropist Lowell Milken, Leah’s husband and chairman of the Lowell Milken Family Foundation. “She was so pleased to know this was underway when discussions about the gift began some time ago.”Renowned as a letterform expert, Leah taught at the College for more than 20 years and was a beloved member of the community. Throughout her career, she specialized in the creation of unique logotypes and typefaces for multiple industries and media. Corporate brands benefiting from her expert typographic eye include FedEx, Nokia, United Airlines and Disney.Since joining the faculty in 1992, Leah influenced a generation of graduates, many of whom have become internationally recognized experts in graphic design and typography. Notable former students include Mike Abbink, senior creative director at the Museum of Modern Art, and designer of the typefaces Kievet and Brando; Bryce Shawcross, graphic designer at Tesla Motors; Hansen Smith, art director at Magento, owned by eBay Inc.; and Josh Finklea, designer of the typeface Post Grotesque.Leah’s profound dedication to teaching and her desire to give back to students was recognized in 2008 when she was presented with an Honorary Alumna designation from Art Center. She was also active in the College’s Legacy Circle, an alumni-led volunteer group raising support for student scholarships.In 2013, Leah received the College’s Distinguished Achievement Award in recognition of excellence in teaching, professional accomplishment and institutional service. Tributes at the ceremony hailed her extraordinary devotion to her students, whom she challenged and shaped, even as she respected their process of discovery. Her legendary high standards will be a focal point for the new Center.New Center to reinforce the value of letterform knowledge in contemporary visual culture“This gift provides a distinct opportunity for the College to create a new model of typographic education, research and international discourse that will serve as a professional destination and global resource for creative and commercial development in the field,” said Nikolaus Hafermaas, chair of Art Center’s Graphic Design department. “While drawing from the rich history of typographic development, the Center’s activities will lead the charge in exploring the future of typography in print, digital, emerging media and the growing field of Transmedia Design.”Interdisciplinary programming at the Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography will consist of classes, exhibitions, visiting lecturers and symposia. It will also significantly enhance and complement existing campus resources serving students and the international professional community, including the College’s Archetype Press letterpress printing facility and transdisciplinary study abroad partnerships. Additionally, the Center will support strategic alliances with other educational and professional organizations.A portion of the gift will be allocated to student scholarships and faculty development. Since 2007, the Lowell Milken Family Foundation has supported students enrolled in the College’s undergraduate, graduate and public programs.The gift will also help fund a South Campus renovation project to create a physical space for the Center as well as support public and professional educational programs related to the past, present and future of typography.About the Lowell Milken Family FoundationFounded in 1986 and located in Santa Monica, the Lowell Milken Family Foundation (lowellmilken.org) is based on a core belief that human capital remains the world’s most important asset and the decisive element in every endeavor. Education endures as the best means for cultivating human capital by developing the skills, knowledge and experiences to prepare people for rewarding and productive lives. Yet education can only have this power if delivered and received as part of a rigorous experience. LMFF’s efforts are focused on groundbreaking, comprehensive initiatives that provide powerful opportunities for students, faculty and the community-at-large, such as the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching, the Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy at the UCLA School of Law, and the new Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography at Art Center College of Design.About Art Center College of DesignFounded in 1930 and located in Pasadena, California, Art Center College of Design (artcenter.edu) is a global leader in art and design education. Art Center offers 11 undergraduate and seven graduate degrees in a wide variety of visual and applied arts as well as industrial design disciplines. In addition to its top-ranked academic programs, the College also serves members of the Greater Los Angeles region through a highly regarded series of year-round educational programs for all ages and levels of experience. Renowned for both its ties to industry and social impact initiatives, Art Center is the first design school to receive the United Nations’ Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) status. Throughout the College’s long and storied history, Art Center alumni have had a profound impact on popular culture, the way we live and important issues in our society. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. 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