First lessons in slots: Lessons #19 and #20 Social players play for fun and treat it as a game. Real money players have their fun by treating slots seriously. This is a side of gambling we should never lose sight of. Then Playtika came along and the first thing they changed was the graphics: The images were more serious, happier, more humoristic, and theme-related images replaced the Royals. Social players, who could play for free and who could not turn their winnings to real money, played social slots for fun while the same people went to casinos and played slots seriously. Later on, more meta games appeared to make the experience even more fun. Players that lost thousands of dollars in one night would write in to ask to take that night back because they were drunk. One person claimed to have lost her house. 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, specialising in game popularity. There are things we should not forget. Real money slots are dangerous. Players can lose money they can’t afford to lose. Players have lost their houses. Slots In the first few years, real-money slot companies that tried to only mimic their successful slots in social, failed miserably (all but DoubleDown, which got the ‘serious’ players that did not like playing the social slots). Lesson #19: The dangers of slots Later on, math began more fun: faster wins, faster bonuses, faster free spins. We must never lose sight of what the games are, how some players behave, and how fast things can go wrong. Topics: Casino & games Online casino Product & technology Slots AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Players’ expectations are different. Lesson #20: For players, social slots are different from real-money slots Tags: First lessons in slots For me, the first time I knew how badly some gamblers gamble was when I worked for Playtech and got to talking with the person in charge of answering player complaints. The first social slots were based only on real money slots: the graphics, the maths, the themes. Guy Hasson warns developers never to ignore the adverse effects of gambling, and explains differences in social and real-money play. That worked. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 18th June 2021 | By contenteditor Email Address
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Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK By Lynette Wilson Posted Feb 11, 2020 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Albany, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Events Submit a Job Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Farm Manager Bill Robinson gives a tour of the Crazy Chili Farm at Church of the Transfiguration in Mesa, Arizona. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Mesa, Arizona] Like many Episcopal churches nationwide, Mesa’s Church of the Transfiguration engages in outreach, donating money to organizations that address food insecurity, provide educational assistance, support women and children fleeing abusive situations and offer other essential social services.In 2006, responding to food insecurity in its own neighborhood where within a 5- or 6-mile radius, 35,000 people live at or below the federal poverty line, rather than open a food pantry or run a soup kitchen, church members began collecting spare change in cups labeled “A Million Meals for Our Neighbors.” By consolidating members’ coins and making donations to existing feeding programs, Transfiguration has provided 1.4 million meals for its neighbors.“We do that by making grants to the agencies in our own neighborhood, like soup kitchens and box distribution programs, and when we can, we cover their bill with United Food Bank,” said Bill Robinson, a Transfiguration member. “By paying the food distribution agency rate, we pay a gross weighted average of about five cents a pound, regardless of the value of the food; it could be T-bone steak and it would be five cents a pound.”The donations, as Robinson explained, have a 20-to-1 multiplier effect. For example, a $200 donation to United Food Bank pays for 2,000 pounds of food. Building on the church’s already strong commitment to outreach, some members sought to take things further.In 2014, the church dedicated a 4,000-square-foot plot of land – an area that has since grown to 10,000 square feet behind the parish hall and the former rectory – where volunteers plant, nurture, harvest and grind heritage chilis into powder sold at $10 per 4 ounces. They called it the “Crazy Chili Farm.”“One of the reasons the chili farm was founded was to hopefully provide additional funding for Million Meals. That way, we could do the funding ourselves by earning the money, and then the farm just kind of grew like top seed,” said Robinson, the farm’s manager.Volunteers never intended to farm two fields, but after several years’ production, the chili plants developed fusarium wilt and other wilts, so a second field was added for crop rotation.Thirty minutes east of downtown Phoenix in the East Valley, Mesa was originally settled by Mormons who farmed cotton, grapefruit and oranges. It’s still predominantly Mormon, though the farms have largely given way to subdivisions and mobile home parks, explained the Rev. Bob Saik, Transfiguration’s rector.The “parks,” as locals prefer to call them, can be as large as 1,000 to 2,000 residents; and Mesa’s favorable winter climate attracts snowbirds and retirees. Retirees and part-time residents make up the majority of Transfiguration’s members. In the summer, average Sunday attendance reaches between 80 and 90, and it climbs to 150 in the winter.The church’s reputation as a strong supporter of outreach has served to attract members, something strengthened by the chili farm’s appeal to volunteers and gardeners.Volunteers grind chilis and pack chili powder at the Crazy Chili Farm on a winter morning. The sales from chili powder boost the church’s outreach efforts. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service“It [the chili farm] attracts a certain kind of people that like to do that work, and they feel that they are blessed to have the opportunity to work in the chili farm. They feel not only that it is a calling of theirs, but they feel that when they work in the chili farm, they’re receiving God’s love and blessings,” said Saik. “It attracts people that have an interest in that space, and sometimes the people aren’t really connected very much to this church. The ones that you saw today are very connected to this church and come all the time, but we’ve had people work in the chili garden that aren’t really connected with this church.”On a Monday morning in December, three volunteers wore breathing masks as they worked outside on a folding table grinding chilies into powder, which they weighed and packaged in small plastic bags. Despite the masks, the volunteers and anyone within 10 feet of the table coughed from chili dust.The volunteers were part of a larger group who’d gathered for breakfast in the parish hall before getting to work on the farm, which operates year-round. In the summer, the work begins at 6 a.m. and finishes by 10, when temperatures begin to climb toward 100 degrees Fahrenheit and beyond.Laura Whayne, a winter member who spends the rest of the year in Lexington, Kentucky, where she’s a member of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, enjoys the chili farm’s “camaraderie” and “also knowing that we’re providing a way to support outreach.”Volunteer Catharine Schuyler also enjoys the fellowship and engaging in service.“The people are very down to earth, very outreach-oriented, and that was my attraction to this church community,” said Schuyler, who moved to Mesa from New Jersey two years ago. A former Roman Catholic, Skylar became an Episcopalian and member of Transfiguration after volunteering with the chili farm.“There’s a real sense of community as well as spirituality,” she said. “And I just fell in love with the chili farm because it’s a way to support outreach projects.”Caryll Prokosch’s parents moved to the valley in the 1960s, but she stayed behind in New York, marrying and working in Schenectady.A cradle Episcopalian, Prokosch became a member of Transfiguration in 2009 when she retired and moved to Mesa. She studied horticulture in college but worked in computers. The chili farm, she said, has allowed her to get outside and into gardening.“I can actually get something to grow rather than killing it,” she said laughing.– Lynette Wilson is a reporter and managing editor of Episcopal News Service. 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Tesco accused of exploiting charity slogan AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Unicef Ireland’s executive director Melanie Verwoerd said however they had been getting calls non-stop from people asking them what the link was with Tesco.“Change for Good” is trade marked Unicef for charity usage but is not trademarked for commercial or retail use.Ms Verwoerd said, however, “this is not a legal issue. It is a moral issue” and she called on the public “who have children’s welfare at heart, to consider carefully who they support when making consumer choices”.Tesco has used “Change for Good” as part of a summer advertising price reduction campaign. A spokesman for the company said “our ‘Change for Good’ programme has proven very popular with consumers who have seen significant reductions in the price of groceries as confirmed by the National Consumer Agency’s survey this week”.There were discussions between the two sides about the slogan. Tesco said “there was one short meeting and some e-mails were exchanged which we believed had resolved the issue”.Ms Verwoerd rejected this and said they had contacted Tesco in May and eventually, she said, “they told us it would be a low-key, below the radar in-store campaign but it is a major campaign”.Tesco sources insist the supermarket was unaware of Unicef’s use of the slogan when it started its campaign. Ms Vorwoerd said “I find that very hard to believe. Has none of them flown transatlantic with Aer Lingus?”www.unicef.ie 70 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: corporate Ireland Law / policy Howard Lake | 29 July 2009 | News Unicef Ireland and Tesco have become embroiled in a row over the use of the slogan “Change for Good”.Unicef Ireland has accused Tesco Ireland of capitalising on the name of one of its “longest running and best-known campaigns,” in place since 1987. Unicef uses the slogan for its campaign with 10 international airlines on long-haul flights where passengers donate foreign currency and in Ireland the campaign is run in conjunction with Aer Lingus and has raised €6.8 million since 1997.Tesco has expressed surprise at Unicef and insisted “there is no question of misusing their brand which is registered only for use by charities”. Advertisement
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Education Two Caltech Grads Selected for Fulbright Fellowships By ROBERT PERKINS Published on Monday, June 15, 2020 | 2:34 pm 61 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week HerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWho Was The Hollywood ‘It Girl’ The Year You Were Born?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Jade Livingston (l) and Karen Pham (r)This winter, two recent Caltech graduates are scheduled to head abroad to conduct research through Fulbright Fellowships. Jade Livingston (BS ’20), who majored in biology and is from Chappaquiddick Island in Massachusetts, will travel to Melbourne, Australia, to study marine microbes found on coral reefs. Karen Pham (BS ’20), who majored in geology and is from Orange, California, will travel to Oslo, Norway, to explore how best to incorporate fossil data into computational evolutionary models.The Fulbright Scholar Program, created by the U.S. Congress in 1946, is a cultural exchange program that offers grants to Americans who wish to perform research or pursue creative activities abroad. More than 140 countries are involved in the program, which sends approximately 1,200 scholars from the United States abroad each year. The fellowships usually begin a few months after graduation, but COVID-related travel restrictions have delayed this year’s program until early 2021 at the soonest.Livingston, whose interest in science was kindled at an early age by the exploits of French marine explorer Jacques Cousteau, says the opportunity to study marine biology in Australia fulfills a childhood dream.As a freshman at Caltech, Livingston discovered a love of microbiology in the lab of Dianne Newman, the Gordon M. Binder/Amgen Professor of Biology and Geobiology, and later worked at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. In Australia, she will work with Linda Blackall and Madeleine van Oppen of the University of Melbourne. Blackall and van Oppen have cultivated a coral algae that can survive higher temperatures, making them less prone to the coral bleaching associated with rising ocean temperatures. Livingston plans to see whether that heat tolerance is the result of a symbiotic relationship between the algae and any microbes associated with them. Eventually, this line of research could help develop strategies to protect coral reefs from climate change.“It’s microbiology and marine biology and functional science. That’s inspiring to me—to do science that has practical applications. I value discovery for discovery’s sake, but I like to know that down the line this could really help the world,” Livingston says.Pham, who was planning to begin her Fulbright work in August, will instead matriculate in the fall in the PhD program in geosciences at Pennsylvania State University, where she will conduct research until travel restrictions are eased. There, she will work with paleoecologist Sarah Ivory to study how the environmental evolution of the earth over geologic time affects species distributions and therefore their extinction risks. Pham has already won Penn State’s Fund for Excellence in Graduate Recruitment award and a University Graduate Fellowship, as well as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.Currently, Pham works with George Rossman, professor of mineralogy, on using neural networks to improve mineral identifications. Once in Norway, Pham plans to collaborate with Lee Hsiang Liow of the University of Oslo. Liow also has an affiliation with the Natural History Museum of Oslo, and will work with Pham on research that examines the best ways to incorporate data gathered from fossils into computational evolutionary models. Such models allow scientists to better understand the rate at which new species are created as well as rates of extinction. 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Facebook Peter Hutton has resigned as the manager of First Division club Finn Harps.He made the announcement just minutes after Harps’ final home league game of the season against Athlone Town last night.Finn Harps won their game against the newly crowned Division One Champions by three goals to two but this first win after five straight league losses was overshadowed by the news that the Donegal club is now managerless.Hutton, who enjoyed a distinghuished playing career with Derry City – with ogver 600 appearances -also managed Derry twice as caretaker manager – in 2004 for a short period in the aftermath of Gavin Dykes’ departure and prior to the appointment of Stephen Kenny, and in 2007 succeeding Pat Fenlon.On 3 May 2011 Peter Hutton took over the management of Finn Harps along with former Northern Ireland international and fellow former Derry City player Felix Healy.Healy subseqeuntly departed and Hutton took full control.Harps were fancied by many to challenge strongly for promotion and to build on last season.However, after a bright start they struggled – particularly away from home.Hutton did guide Harps to an FAI Cup quarter-final for the first time since 1999 but they went into the Athlone game on the back of a five match losing run in the league. His departure was not hugely unexpected.Hutton issued a statement afterwards in which he thanked the club for giving him the opportunity to take charge.But it is clear that the financial realities of running a club on a shoestring was frustrating and clearly inhibited his desire to develop the team further.Harps have just one game left, away to Salthill Devon next weekend. Peter Hutton resigns as Finn Harps manager Donegal to get 50 tickets for Armagh but not for spectators Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ NewsSport By News Highland – October 5, 2013 Pinterest Facebook Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry O’Kane and McCarter take up coaching rules Previous articleSlight fall in September Live Register figuresNext articleReferendum Count – Update News Highland Twitter Google+