Tracy Brabin’s ‘Shouldergate’ dress raises £20,200 for Girlguiding

first_img  420 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3  419 total views,  2 views today Melanie May | 13 February 2020 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3center_img Tracy Brabin’s ‘Shouldergate’ dress raises £20,200 for Girlguiding Tagged with: Charity Auction eBay Tracy Brabin’s off-the-shoulder dress has sold for £20,200 on eBay, with the money raised going to Girlguiding.Labour MP Tracy Brabin appeared in the dress at the House of Commons last week when she was unexpectedly called into the dispatch box, having earlier attended a music event. Her choice of outfit attracted strong criticism from some quarters, particularly on social media, leading Brabin to comment that such remarks were sexist, and that people needed to listen to what was said, not worn.Following ‘Shouldergate’, the same £35 dress quickly sold out on ASOS, and Brabin put hers on eBay to raise funds for Girlguiding, to help it help more girls grow into leaders. Kicking off with a starting bid of £10, by the time bidding ended a week later on Thursday night (13 February), it had received 180 bids, reaching £20,200.last_img read more

Student Peace Conference encourages inclusivity, activism and a better world

first_imgOrganized by Notre Dame undergraduate students, for undergraduate and graduate students from all over the world, the annual Notre Dame Student Peace Conference ran Friday and Saturday in the Hesburgh Center to promote dialogue on issues related to peace-building, social justice and conflict transformation.The theme of this year’s conference — “Expanding Circles: Peace in Polarized Age?” — encouraged students to consider inclusive peace-building in the midst of a polarized reality.The conference featured a keynote session delivered by Delaney Tarr, a co-founder of the March for Our Lives and a graduate of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Tarr discussed her experiences actively advocating for gun violence prevention, youth empowerment and voter registration since the Parkland shooting.“We were just another statistic; we were just another group of students going through the grief and the pain so many had before, hoping, praying and fighting for something different, for a future that maybe doesn’t have to be so bleak,” Tarr said.Reflecting on the first gun control rally the March for Our Lives founders attended in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where Emma Gonzalez gave her famous “We Call BS” speech, Tarr said it was there that the students decided to mobilize.“We understood that we had power that had an ability to change the landscape, to change the world even,” she said.Throughout her session, Tarr stressed the target of her organization’s activism.“We reminded ourselves we were fighting the core of injustice, not the people who have perpetrated it,” she said. “We were fighting the NRA, we were fighting corruption and the systems that put it in place, not the people who become victims to it, not the people who have subscribed to a system that they don’t know an alternative to.” Senior and conference co-chair Monica Montgomery said although the conference usually invites a practitioner or an academic as the keynote speaker, they specifically chose a young activist this year.“We were really excited about the prospect of a student activist because the [March for Our Lives] movement has done great things, and they’re going to continue and Delaney has been really involved,” Montgomery said. “It really relates to our theme of expanding circles of who’s involved in decision making and power because March for Our Lives has tried to redefine who can have a say in the gun debate.”In addition to Tarr’s keynote speech, the conference also included a number of breakout discussions, workshops, research presentations and film screenings proposed by students to the conference committee, all relating to the theme of this year’s conference.Senior and conference co-chair Maddie Thompson said the committee worked to pair proposals covering similar topics together and to include both traditional and creative learning experiences, which translated into a few film screenings.On Friday night, students gathered to watch the EPIX original documentary “Under the Gun,” which examined why gun control laws struggle to pass although the number of mass shootings continues to rise. In addition, students in the Center for Social Concerns’ border immersion seminar presented a film on migration policy at the U.S.-Mexico border, Montgomery said.The conference also included talks on social movements and policy change, intersectional justice, quality and toleration in public institutions and the role of sustainable development.Montgomery said she hopes the variety of topics helped people engage in dialogue on issues they understand while also expanding their peace studies and justice knowledge and acknowledging the reality of our modern situation.“We do live in a very polarized political system in this present day, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t work towards inclusivity,” Montgomery said. “It’s a core doctrine of peace students to look at how inclusivity can work in the peace process and how can we include more people in the negotiating table, how can we consider local groups that should be involved with these projects.”Tags: “Under the Gun”, Delaney Tarr, inclusivity, March for Our Lives, Notre Dame Student Peace Conference, Parklandlast_img read more

Malta implements new ‘Gaming Act’ strengthening player protections & AML Codes

first_img Related Articles The Maltese Parliament and Chamber of Commerce has approved and implemented the framework of its newly revised ‘Gaming Act’, coming into effect today.The act will establish a new industry anti-money laundering code, alongside further improvements to Malta gambling incumbents’ player protection standards and responsibilities.Furthermore, the Gaming Act has been revised to strengthen the Malta Gaming Authority’s (MGA) position as a supervisory body.In its mandate, the MGA will establish a new  ‘player support unit’, designed to be a mediator between players and operators relating to potential disputes.“The reform enhances consumer protection standards and responsible gaming measures while promoting a risk-based approach towards regulation. It provides the MGA with wider powers in the fields of compliance and enforcement and establishes objective-oriented standards to encourage innovation and development.” a statement read from the MGA.The new framework will be applicable for remote gaming operators as of 1st August 2018, with land-based incumbents subject to new laws as of 1st January 2019.MGA’s Chief Executive Officer Heathcliff Farrugia marked the passing the revised Gaming Act as a significant milestone for all Malta stakeholders.“Today marks one of the most important days in the history of the MGA. Years of hard work finally come to fruition. This is the beginning of a new chapter in Maltese gaming regulation. One which builds on the foundations of the previous laws, and which empowers the Authority to further strengthen the way it regulates the industry, and to continue being a thought leader for the years the come.” Soft2Bet continues new market drive with Irokobet launch August 26, 2020 Submit Genesis to appeal UKGC’s ‘disproportionate suspension’ July 23, 2020 Share TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Sharelast_img read more