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first_img== 20 January, 1933: Bridget Jones wanted ==It is not very often that a letter reaches us from a shop assistant, but one has come to hand this week from a Kentish woman who draws attention to the question of employing married women in place of those who are single. Our correspondent, who describes herself as “a mere but capable shop assistant”, complains about the employment of married women while Labour Exchanges are “flooded with unemployed experienced single women trying to gain a decent livelihood”.If married women were not employed in our own trade, she says, there would be less unemployment among those who are single. There are, of course, exceptional circumstances, but we believe most women would be inclined to urge that the place of the married woman is in the home and not in the office, shop or factory.last_img read more

‘Shark Tank’ judge visits campus

first_imgAddressing a maximum-capacity crowd in Mendoza’s Jordan Auditorium last Friday, investor Kevin O’Leary of the hit ABC show “Shark Tank” shared his thoughts on great entrepreneurship and judged three business proposals pitched by Notre Dame student entrepreneurs.Before transforming the auditorium into a mock ‘shark tank,’ O’Leary first explained what the show reveals about entrepreneurship.“The American Dream is alive, and we watch it happen on Shark Tank,” O’Leary said. “Watching Shark Tank is watching the pursuit of freedom.”Rosie Biehl O’Leary shared clips from a previous episode of Shark Tank in which mother-and-daughter team Tracey Noonan and Danielle Vilagie pitched their cupcake-in-a-jar business called Wicked Good Cupcakes to demonstrate how the show acts as a platform to such freedom.Noonan and Vilagie were put to what O’Leary calls the true test — taking a commodity that is ubiquitous in America and building a national brand. O’Leary said the addition of a platform like Shark Tank to a business like Wicked Good Cupcakes substantially contributes to its success and made it possible to build a national brand on something with little proprietary value. Wicked Good Cupcakes is now the fastest growing cupcake company in America.“Shark Tank is a giant platform, is a giant infomercial worth about $12 million,” O’Leary said.Following its appearance on Shark Tank, O’Leary said Wicked Good Cupcakes saw sales increase to 15 times what it was before the show aired.“The Shark Tank factor is very much alive, and I think America has figured that out,” he said.Shark Tank and entrepreneurship are all about personal freedom, and that’s why O’Leary said he came to Notre Dame — to discuss how that personal freedom can be achieved by future entrepreneurs.O’Leary organized his thoughts into three different lists that exhibit key traits necessary to becoming a successful entrepreneur.The first list he shared with the audience stated the three commonalties of all deals ever funded on Shark Tank.First was the ability of the entrepreneurs to articulate the business’ vision in 90 seconds or less. Second was their ability to convince investors that they were the right team to execute the business plan, and third was a complete comprehensive understanding of their business models and numbers.The second list elucidated six attributes of what it takes to make a great entrepreneur.The first attribute is one’s preparation to make a “life/balance sacrifice,” O’Leary said.“There will be no balance during the period you are growing your business because you have to fall in love with your business,” he said. “It must consume you. It will eat your hours. If you don’t have the passion, your competitor will.”O’Leary said great entrepreneurs have a little knowledge about everything but a lot about what they are selling. Put shareholders first, have a passion for what they sell, use technology to improve efficiency and understand business is a global competition.An entrepreneur’s concept of a global market is one of the most important attributes to have, especially in the modern business world, O’Leary said.“For the first time there are more than a billion market cap companies outside the United States … so in every industry there is a giant competitor,” he said.Addressing the students in the audience, O’Leary said when “when you graduate, think global because your competitor is, and they want your share.”After being an investor for a long time, O’Leary said businesses that sustain and maintain profits understand the following rules: employees are the primary assets and are to be anchored by culture, the customer always come first, service trumps price, the boss does not necessarily make the most money, everybody is replaceable and business is war.O’Leary said knowing business is war is of utmost importance for any entrepreneur hoping to preserve a business, and he warned prospective entrepreneurs to not be distracted by a desire to solve all of society’s problems.“Your job is go out into the world and understand who you serve, but not solve all of society’s problems,” he said. “Your job is go into war everyday and win. Stay focused to the mission that business is war.”Next, O’Leary entertained three business pitches from three groups of student entrepreneurs, and he only had harsh remarks for the first business pitch called Aerofit, a chain of airport fitness centers.“The truth is some ideas are inherently flawed and this [one] is,” he said.The second team, seniors Joe Mueller and Federico Segura, pitched their business called Sessa, a social investing app, and O’Leary said he was interested and would be in touch.The final student entrepreneur was freshmen Michael McRoskey who pitched his business called Red Bag, which sells $5 homeless care packages.O’Leary said he was reluctant to invest in the company for fear it would become more of a charity than an actual business.Audience members then voted for their favorite business idea via Poll Everywhere. Sessa won the audience vote and walked away with a $100 cash prize and an expectation of a phone call from O’Leary.O’Leary concluded his lecture with the cheer “Go Irish!” and spent the following day tailgating with fellow Irish fans before attending the Notre Dame vs. Louisville football game.Tags: entrepreneurship, Kevin O’Leary, Red Bag, Sessa, Shark Tank, Wicked Good Cupcakeslast_img read more

Long Island 9/11 Memorial Events Set for 15th Anniversary

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks is being remembered at memorial events across Long Island, which was home to about 500 of the more than 2,750 victims from the collapse of the World Trade Towers.Vigils large and small will be held at local 9/11 memorial sites and other venues leading up to Sunday, as well as during and after the exact times four hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and a field in Shanksville, Penn.What follows are more than a dozen events planned across Nassau and Suffolk counties:Sunset Candlelight and Remembrance CeremonyThe ceremony will include family members reading the names of Nassau County residents who lost their lives in the attacks. 9/11 Memorial, Eisenhower Park Field 6, Hemptead Tpke., East Meadow. 6:30 p.m. Sept. 8.Memorial ServiceHorton Hall, SUNY Farmingdale College, Farmingdale. 10 a.m. Sept. 9.9/11 MemorialPay tribute in honor and memory to all those lost, all those saved, and all those who gave of themselves. Hofstra University Labyrinth, CV Starr Hall Courtyard, Hempstead. 11 a.m. Sept. 9.Memorial ServiceA remembrance service by the sea. Point Lookout Beach, Lido Blvd., Point Lookout. 7:30 a.m. Sept. 11.Memorial CeremonyFifteenth Anniversary September 11th Memorial Service. Mary Jane Davies Green, Plandome Road, Manhasset. 8 a.m. Sept. 11.Memorial ServiceH. Lee Dennison Building, 9/11 Memorial Site, 100 Veterans Memorial Hwy., Hauppauge. 8:30 a.m. Sept. 11.9/11 TributesOfficials, clergy and veterans will gather to take a moment to remember those lives lost on 9/11. Long Beach Recreation Center Parking Lot. 8 a.m. Sept. 11.Memorial ServiceVeteran’s Memorial Park, Islip Town Hall, 655 Main St., Islip. 9 a.m. Sept. 11.September 11th AnniversaryService honoring emergency service workers. Farmingdale United Methodist Church, 407 Main Street, Farmingdale. 9:30 a.m. Sept. 11.Memorial ServiceSetauket Fire Department Station 3, Nicolls Road, Setauket. 10 a.m. Sept. 11.9/11 RemembranceMembers of the Long Beach Community will gather for a 9/11-remembrance service. Virginia Avenue Remembrance Garden, Long Beach. 11 a.m. Sept. 11.9/11 Remembrance 15th AnniversaryShowing of Liberty Street: Alive at Ground Zero. A documentary showing never-before-seen footage of  the 9/11 attacks and the aftermath. $10 for members, $15 for public. 423 Park Ave, Huntington. 2 p.m. Sept. 11.Dedication CeremonyThe Plainview-Old Bethpage Chamber of Commerce will be presenting a Memorial to 9/11. It will be dedicated to all those who died in the World Trade Center; and will be a monument to their memory. Plainview-Old Bethpage Library. 999 Old Country Road, Plainview. 4:30 p.m. Sept. 11.Memorial Service9/11 Memorial Park. Lynbrook Village Hall, 1 Columbus Dr., Lynbrook. 6 p.m. Sept. 11.September 11th ServiceMemorial Park behind East Rockaway Village Hall, 376 Atlantic Ave., East Rockaway. 7 p.m. Sept. 11.Moonlight Memorial ServiceBagpipes, singers and other remembrances honoring those lost. Common Ground at Rotary Park, between Gillette and Candee avenues, Sayville. 7 p.m. Sept. 11.Remembrance CeremonyMineola Memorial Park, Marcellus Road, Mineola. 7 p.m. Sept. 11.9/11 FD TributeThe Long Beach Fire Department will be holding a ceremony to pay tribute to victims, and honor first responders. West Park Avenue at Lafayette Blvd. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11.9/11 ServiceSt. James Fire Department, 221 Jefferson Ave., St. James. 8 p.m. Sept. 11.An Evening of RemembranceSeptember 11th Candlelight Memorial, Reese Memorial Park, Church St., Malverne. 8 p.m. Sept. 11.Reading of the NamesA ceremony honoring the first responders. Responders’ Memorial, Corner of Gibbs Pond Road and Smithtown Boulevard, Nesconset. 10 a.m. Sept. 17.–Compiled by Natalie Colopriscolast_img read more

EGBA calls for ‘balanced and proportionate’ Spanish regulations

first_img StumbleUpon EGBA – Black market looms on Spain if government proceeds with its advertising blackout July 14, 2020 Related Articles Share Share Submit EGBA: German Policy unfit to tackle black market threats July 16, 2020 Andrea Vota named director general of Jdigital July 24, 2020 The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has called for the Spanish government to ensure that new gambling regulations are ‘balanced and proportionate’.The EGBA has reiterated its support for the measures, which have been outlined in a 50-page accord published on 30 December by the PSOE government. However, it emphasised that the new measures must be ‘designed in such a way that they support rather than undermine the regulated market’.In a statement on its website, Maarten Haijer, EGBA Secretary General, said: “In the past, we have seen, in various jurisdictions, the introduction of well-meaning consumer protection measures which had an actual counterproductive effect because they pushed online players towards unregulated, off-shore websites which exposes them to dangerous practices and a lack of legal recourse when their consumer rights and protections are being trampled on.“The Spanish government should pay attention to this risk and ensure that new measures, which might be considered, are mindful of the need to ensure a high participation rate of players in the Spanish regulated market, rather than the offshore market.“This is true particularly in respect to advertising, which is a vital instrument to direct players to the gaming and betting websites which are licensed and regulated Spain – and away from risky websites.”The regulations, according to the EGBA, must prioritise social responsibility and protection of both vulnerable consumers and minors. The regulations proposed by the PSOE include a strategy which will see the government work with regions to prevent gambling establishments from opening before 10pm and limiting their proximity to schools.Speaking to SBC on the matter Mikel López de Torre, chairman of Jdigital, said: “The reference to an advertising regulation along the lines of tobacco is certainly one that would exclude the approval of the Royal Decree as we know it. And if its text is changed drastically, that would mean going through the entire process again including, of course, a public consultation period.“We certainly support the approval of the Royal Decree as we’ve been saying for the last two or three years. And still consider the approval of the changes in our advertising Code of Conduct a great leap forward by the industry and a clear gesture of commitment towards a sustainable market development. As well as the only guarantee of any short term changes in the gambling advertising landscape in Spain.”Haijer concluded: “In most EU countries, advertising is also required to provide information about the risks of gambling and where and how consumers can obtain help if they need it.“While we recognize that advertising can be seen to be excessive by regulators or public opinion, a certain level of advertising is required to ensure that consumers remain within the regulated online environment.”last_img read more