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first_img whatsapp Tags: Waitrose Show Comments ▼ What does a Waitrose shopper look like, and how would you tell them apart from a Sainsbury’s regular?  There’s actually not much to choose between them, according to YouGov, which has just released the best visualisation tool we’ve seen for a while. What YouGov says is particular (as opposed to generally true) about Sainsbury’s and Waitrose core customers is that they tend to be “ABC1” (ie. wealthier) women aged 60-and-over, with £1,000 or more discretionary spend, who live in London and the South. Their jobs vary – the group we’re calling Waitrose Wendys are more likely to work in business, consulting or the media, while Sainsbury’s Sallys are in healthcare and medicine, civil society and charity work, with business third most popular.   Their politics are also different – Waitrose women are more likely to swing further to the right than the neutral Sainsbury’s shopper.  Wendy’s list of favourite food is what you might expect from someone shopping at the upper end of the scale – her top three foods are saltimbocca alla Romana (that’s veal to you and me), braised endive and oysters. Sally loves hummus the most, followed by gambas al ajillo (garlic prawns) and then she too would plump for the saltimbocca.   How do the rest of the supermarkets compare?  Tesco’s shopper – let’s call her Tracey – is more likely to be younger (40-59), poorer (£125-£499) but in the same social bracket. A lover of steak, cake and risotto, she is more likely to live in Northern Scotland but appears not to have been swayed by the Yes or No campaigns.      Aldi and Lidl shoppers have a lot in common.  Both are men aged 60-plus – we’re calling them Albert and Leonard – who work in the home and garden. They hail from the North West and have less than £125 a month to spend. Asda Amy is from the same neck of the woods and has the same spending power, but is more likely to work in consumer goods.   Albert thinks things like “this country is going to the dogs”, a view shared by Amy, while Leonard is a conspiracy theorist – he thinks “the world is controlled by a secretive elite”.   Wendy and Sally meanwhile are more preoccupied with thoughts of organic produce, locally grown naturally, and high quality goods that they don’t mind paying for.  If you were Asda you might be concerned (or, in reality, not that surprised) to find your shopper is not particularly loyal. In fact, while she loves George for clothes and Asda for petrol, she shops at Aldi, Morrisons and Lidl as well.   Here is a link to YouGov’s notes about its methology, showing that these profiles are not the average or typical customer, but rather how their behaviours and so on compare to others in that group.  Catherine Neilan Are you a Waitrose Wendy or a Tesco Tracey: How do the UK’s supermarket shoppers look? Share whatsapp More From Our Partners Porsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org Monday 17 November 2014 9:45 amlast_img read more

first_imgHome News Community Laois suicide prevention and support service highlighted on the Late Late Show NewsCommunity Previous articleIn Pictures: St Brigid’s camogie club host successful Family Walk/RunNext articleEason Spelling Bee looking for Laois participants for ninth annual competition Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. By Siun Lennon – 11th January 2019 Facebook WhatsApp The work of an initiative to support those affected by suicide in both Laois and Kilkenny was highlighted on tonight’s Late Late Show.Teac Tom is located in Stradbally and Kilkenny and supports individuals and their families affected by suicide, or contemplating suicide.Alan Hayes was a guest member in the audience in tonight’s show. WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest Twitter New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Community Alan helped to set up the organisation along with his mother Angela after his father Tom and brother Tom jr died by suicide.Alan spoke about setting up Teach Tom with his mother Angela, and the services the organisation provides. The young Kilkenny man made national headlines when he and his mother were invited to speak on the Late Late Show, in January 2014.They told tell their story of how suicide had affected their family and Alan performed a song he composed for her called “Survivor”.In the song, he wrote of how proud of her he was after she had reached out for help through counselling, to help herself and her family navigate the awful pain of grief through suicide.The public response to the story and the song was phenomenal.From there, an opportunity arose  to set up the Trust to, “support the people of Kilkenny and surrounding areas that have been affected by suicide, and to those who contemplate or contemplated ending their life.”The vital service came to Laois through another personal tragedy.Caroline Devoy and her family lost their sister and daughter, Clare O’Brien, to suicide on June 29, 2015.Caroline was determined to raise funds for suicide support after their loss. They were put in touch with Angela Hayes, the founder of Teac Tom, and immediately Caroline was impressed.Things grew from there and with the help of her employer, Liam Kelly, along with Fr Sean Kelly, the local St Vincent de Paul and Cllr Paschal McEvoy, a premises was secured above the SVP shop to provide local services.Teac Tom now provides monthly group meetings as well as one to one counselling, family and sibling support group and play therapy for children.To find out more about Teac Tom, visit here.SEE ALSO – Gardaí appeal to find stolen vehicle after woman assaulted by gang in Laois Council Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Facebook Laois suicide prevention and support service highlighted on the Late Late Show Twitter Community Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic yearlast_img read more

first_imgHome News An Garda Siochana seeking to recruit new officers into the force News Twitter Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results GAA By Alan Hartnett – 4th April 2019 An Garda Síochána, in conjunction with the Public Appointments Service, has today opened a recruitment competition for Garda trainees.The competition, which is open from today until 3pm on April 24 2019, is seeking to attract candidates from across society and with a wide-variety of skills to join An Garda Síochána.As of 31 March 2019, there are 14,161 members of An Garda Síochána and there is a Government commitment to grow this to 15,000 by 2021.The competition is being supported by an advertising campaign under the slogan of – The Difference is You.The advertising campaign is based on research with Garda students and new recruits who said they joined An Garda Síochána to help people, because it was not like any other job, and it had great variety.The campaign will feature Garda members in a number of situations where every day skills can transfer into policing.The campaign will run across radio, online and social media from today, and TV and online video channels from April 12.Commissioner Drew Harris said: “An Garda Síochána is a growing organisation and this new competition is very welcome.“We have been attracting high calibre people to the organisation, but it is vital in a time of near full employment that this continues.“We also know that we need to become a much more diverse organisation so that we properly reflect the society we serve.“That is why our campaign is focusing on people who might not have previously considered a career as a Garda member.“They have the skills we need for a policing role, but they might not have thought they could transfer those to being a Garda. Fundamentally, we are looking for people who thrive on keeping people safe.“Policing is a highly rewarding career where every day you can make a difference to the lives of individuals and communities.“We want to encourage people from all walks of life to join us. We are looking for diversity not only in background, but also in skills.”In order to encourage candidates from minority communities, An Garda Síochána will consider alterations to the Garda uniform to take account of religious and ethnic requirements subject to operational, and health and safety obligations.For example, An Garda Síochána is to allow the wearing of the turban for members of the Sikh community and the hijab for members of the Muslim community.An Garda Síochána has identified such matters as a major barrier to some people considering becoming a Garda member.This approach is in line with that adopted by police services such as the PSNI, Police Scotland, New Zealand Police, NYPD, and other police services in UK, Australia and Canada.“We hope that this will encourage people from minority communities to join An Garda Síochána.“We want to demonstrate to them that An Garda Síochána is an inclusive employer that is serious about becoming more diverse,” said Commissioner Harris.An Garda Síochána will update its uniform policy to reflect this change.An Garda Síochána is also carrying out research with communities who are under-represented in An Garda Síochána to identify what more the organisation needs to do to encourage them to join An Garda Síochána either as a Garda member, Garda staff or Garda reserve.Garda trainee candidates can apply on www.publicjobs.ie until 3pm on April 24 2019.SEE ALSO – Laois seconday school gearing up for All-Ireland Volleyball Finals Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter TAGSAn Garda Síochána Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp An Garda Siochana seeking to recruit new officers into the force GAA Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleTrilogy Triathlon Club Laois gearing up for annual eventNext articleDeaths in Laois – Thursday, April 4, 2019 Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin GAA Facebooklast_img read more

James Langton Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has settled with several unregistered real estate investment firms, ordering over $5 million in disgorgement, penalties and costs. Late last week, the OSC approved two separate settlement agreements with several firms and individuals involved with offering unregistered real estate investments in Belize and the Dominican Republic. According to the OSC, Canyon Acquisitions, LLC, and Canyon Acquisitions International, LLC along with several individuals (Brent Borland, Wayne Robbins, Marco Caruso) and various other corporations, offered investors the opportunity to acquire fractional interests in condominiums, villas, and boat slips in a number of different real estate development projects. They marketed and sold these investments to Ontario investors through arrangements made with investment clubs known as HEIR Home Equity Investment Rewards Inc., FFI First Fruits Investments Inc., Wealth Building Mortgages Inc., and their head, Archibald Robertson. The OSC says that while Canyon characterized these investments as real estate, they constituted investment contracts and therefore securities under Ontario laws. It says that the various companies and individuals involved with HEIR and Canyon held seminars and meetings with potential investors and/or provided promotional materials that constituted trading, or acts in furtherance of trading, of securities without registration, or an exemption. As part of the settlements, all of the respondents admitted to breaching securities laws by trading without registration and illegally distributing those securities. They also admitted that their various breaches of securities laws were contrary to the public interest, the commission says. Additionally, the HEIR respondents admitted to advising without proper registration. As a result, Robertson is ordered to pay an administrative penalty of $350,000, along with $150,000 towards the costs of the investigation. The firms, HEIR, FFI, and Wealth Building must also pay an administrative penalty of $1 million. They are also all permanently banned from trading and registration, and Robertson is reprimanded and permanently banned from acting as a directoror officer of a registrant, issuer or investment fund manager. The firms and individuals associated with Canyon are also ordered to pay an administrative penalty of $350,000 and $150,000 in costs. They have also committed to pay back Ontario investors who still hold these securities. And, they are ordered to disgorge $1.67 million related to projects in Belize, and $1.5 million for projects in the Dominican; although these amounts will be offset by the amounts returned to Ontario investors who still hold securities in these projects. They are also permanently banned from trading and registration, and from becoming a director or officer. The commission reports that, at least 480 Ontario investors purchased securities through HEIR, making a total investment of approximately $74.5 million; and the companies received more than $4.5 million in commissions on these sales, it says. The Canyon firms raised at least $24.2 million from Ontario investors, of which $17.1 million concerned investment contracts in Belize involving Caruso and his companies, it notes. PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance case Keywords Real estate,  EnforcementCompanies Ontario Securities Commission Related news BFI investors plead for firm’s sale Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

first_imgsenior couple sitting at table with financial advisor moodboard/123RF Ontario introduces home improvement tax credit for seniors for 2021 OSC names members of Seniors Expert Advisory Committee Maddie Johnson The initiative is managed by an advisory council and content committee of CSI designation holders who have experience working with senior clients. “It is essential that financial advisors understand the mindset of their clients, who need to make important decisions on their hard-earned savings,” said Daniel Plouffe, director of wealth solutions with Sun Life and a member of the advisory council.“This initiative will certainly help designation holders from coast to coast support our seniors in their quest for long-term financial security.” How to avoid abuse by PoAs for property Share this article and your comments with peers on social media The Canadian Securities Institute (CSI) has launched new tools to help advisors serve senior clients. The Financial Health for Seniors initiative will provide advisors with free resources through a dedicated website and a series of educational webinars, a release said.  Keywords SeniorsCompanies Canadian Securities Institute Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgRelatedTenders for Construction of 5,000-Man Prison Being Evaluated RelatedTenders for Construction of 5,000-Man Prison Being Evaluated FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Tenders are being evaluated for the construction of a new 5,000-person capacity prison in St. Catherine.Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security, Senator Arthur Williams, speaking in the State of the Nation Debate in the Senate on Friday (July 25), said that following on a prequalification exercise, tenders were invited for the design and construction of the new facility.“Tender documents have been submitted and the evaluation of the tender is underway. The proposal is for the construction of the facility under a Build, Own, Lease and Transfer (BOLT) agreement. The evaluation is continuing and in due course Parliament and the public will be given a further update on the progress of the matter,” he stated.Senator Williams informed that 200 acres of land had already been acquired at Amity Hall in St. Catherine for the project. “However, because of Jamaica Public Service Company (JPSCo) power lines, which runs through the property, an additional 200 acres is being sought, because it would be cheaper to buy the additional land than to seek to remove the JPSCo power lines,” he said, noting that negotiations for the purchase of the additional acreage are ongoing.Senator Williams told the Senate that the new facility will house the male inmates who are now located at the Tower Street, St. Catherine, and South Camp Adult Correctional Centres, and females from the Fort Augusta Adult Correctional Centre.“This new facility would eliminate the severe overcrowding that now exists at the Tower Street and St. Catherine Adult Correctional Centres. As a modern facility, it will be equipped with state-of-the-art technology to enhance the supervision and rehabilitation of offenders,” the Senator pointed out.On another matter, the Senator informed that the Department of Correctional Services will be amending the Corrections Act, which deals with the issue of contrabands being brought into prisons, and had prepared proposals for such.Currently, the Act provides for a fine not exceeding $500 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, for any member of the Adult Correctional Centre staff, who without lawful authority, knowingly supplies or allows to be supplied to any inmate, any prohibited article.Noting that the penalty under this section will be increased dramatically, Senator Williams asked: “Is it any wonder therefore, that there is such a high incidence of contrabands in our (correctional) institutions? This is a matter of great concern,” he stated.“We have to do what we can to ensure that contraband being brought into the (correctional) institutions is controlled. If we can’t eliminate it completely, at least drastically control what is happening, because it is not simply a matter of the good order of the institutions. The security of Jamaica is at stake, particularly with having cellular phones in those prisons. It is a matter that has to be dealt with decisively and in short order,” he pointed out. Tenders for Construction of 5,000-Man Prison Being Evaluated UncategorizedJuly 29, 2008center_img Advertisements RelatedTenders for Construction of 5,000-Man Prison Being Evaluatedlast_img read more

first_imgTwo abducted girls held at grim Syria camp must be returned home – UN experts: Switzerland OHCHRUN human rights experts* today called on Switzerland to repatriate two sisters, aged 9 and 14, who are being held at a squalid camp in north-eastern Syria after they were allegedly abducted by their mother five years ago when she went to join Islamic State fighters.The two fathers of the girls, who both live in Geneva, have asked the Swiss Government to take the necessary steps to repatriate their daughters who were ostensibly taken by their mother on a vacation in August 2016, but ended up in Syria.“Children should not have to bear the terrible burden of simply being born to individuals allegedly linked or associated with designated terrorist groups,” the experts said.“Deprived of their liberty for several years already in the camp of Al-Hol and then in Roj, denied of their right to return to Switzerland and be reunited with their families, the detention of these two children increasingly exposes them to all kinds of abuse.”The half-sisters’ medical situation is of great concern, the experts added. The eldest girl has anaemia and is believed to have suffered a severe shrapnel wound to her leg. She is said to have undergone three operations. The youngest girl is also believed to be in poor health. There are serious concerns they might both be lacking necessary medical care, including specific health services and orthopaedic devices for the eldest.The experts expressed deep concern about the humanitarian situation of the girls whose situation of vulnerability is exacerbated by the complex and uncertain environment, and the makeshift, squalid and precarious conditions of the camps in north-eastern Syria.Children detained for association with armed groups should be recognised as victims of serious violations of human rights and humanitarian law; their rehabilitation and reintegration and, if possible, family reunification should always be a priority, they said.The girls’ mother was arrested by the Syrian Democratic Forces and transferred, along with her daughters, to the Roj camp in the summer of 2019, where they are still reportedly being held today.“The detention of these two Swiss girls in these conditions is contrary to their best interests and contravenes international human rights conventions to which Switzerland is a party,” the experts said. “In this respect, Switzerland’s position not to actively intervene to repatriate the mother of the two children should not be a reason to leave these two girls in such a distressing situation in which they are held now.”The Swiss authorities have a duty to ensure effective protection of their nationals abroad, especially those in a situation of vulnerability, including children, and in this case particularly girls, where they are at risk of serious human rights violations or abuses, they said. Several thousand children are still living in camps in north-eastern Syria in similar conditions to those of these two girls. “The return of children to their country of origin is a humanitarian imperative and human rights obligation. The repatriation of these two children should not be further delayed,” the experts said. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:abuse, children, detention, environment, Family, Father’s, Geneva, Government, health services, Human, Human Rights, Humanitarian, Mother, OHCHR, Switzerland, Syria, UNlast_img read more

first_imgCategories:AcademicsScience & TechnologyCampus CommunityNews Headlines Using simulation to walk in the shoes of a person who is blind — such as wearing a blindfold while performing everyday tasks — has negative effects on people’s perceptions of the visually impaired, according to a University of Colorado Boulder study.“When people think about what it would be like to be blind, they take from their own brief and relatively superficial experience and imagine it would be really, really terrible and that they wouldn’t be able to function well,” said Arielle Silverman, who is lead author of the paper and blind. She conducted the research as part of her doctoral dissertation in CU-Boulder’s Department of Psychology and Neuroscience and now is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Washington in Seattle.In one part of the study, after simulating blindness by having their eyes covered, participants believed people who are blind are less capable of work and independent living than did participants who simulated other impairments like amputation, or had no impairment.In another part of the study, participants who were blindfolded said they would be less capable if they personally became blind and slower to adjust to their new world compared with study participants who weren’t blindfolded.  The findings, published online in Social Psychological and Personality Science, demonstrate the self-centered nature with which people reflect on other’s difficulties.The findings also show that blindness simulations — typically meant to be bridge-builders resulting in compassion and understanding — can sometimes harm rather than help attitudes.Silverman became interested in studying the effects of blindness simulations in part because of her own interactions with strangers enthusiastically wanting to help her navigate her way across a street, for example.“I noticed and wondered why people who’ve never met a blind person before seem to intuitively have good attitudes toward blind people and people who tell me they have interacted with a blind person before tend to seem more condescending,” she said.Blindness simulations are often used to train teachers and professionals in other fields who are preparing to work with people with visual impairments.There also are variations on blindness simulations — activities that are implemented with good intentions but that can exploit blindness, said Silverman. These include trust walks — typically used as a group bonding exercise — and blind cafes, where diners are blindfolded and dine in the dark.More than 100 undergraduate CU-Boulder students participated in the study, some of whom were blindfolded and performed tasks like walking across a room or down a hallway; figuring out that a water pitcher they were given had a closed spout, opening it and then filling a glass as full as possible without overflowing; and sorting coins into groups of common denominations.Afterward, all of the participants, some of whom were not blindfolded or had different impairments, completed questionnaires asking about their competency perceptions of blind people as well as themselves if they were to become blind.Jason Gwinn, also a CU-Boulder doctoral student in psychology at the time of the study, and Leaf Van Boven, professor of psychology at CU-Boulder, co-authored the paper.A blindness simulation that might improve people’s attitudes would go further than the typical activity and teach people good strategies for adapting to blindness, said Silverman. Developing friendships with people with disabilities and in other underrepresented groups, perhaps through team-building exercises, also is a good strategy, she said.Another important consideration when it comes to evaluating the effectiveness of simulations is the fact that the built world and social environments are not designed for people with disabilities.“A lot of the disability that I experience has nothing to do with not being able to see,” said Silverman. “Instead, it’s because I can’t access something like a poorly designed website, for example.“So if there’s a way for simulations to capture how much difficulty is caused by the social environment and the built world, this could improve attitudes and help people understand that those with disabilities are just as competent as they are.”Contact: Arielle Silverman, [email protected] Elizabeth Lock, CU-Boulder media relations, [email protected] Published: Jan. 14, 2015 center_img Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

first_imgTagsAndrew Cuomobankruptcymalls At Manhattan Mall, J.C. Penney, the anchor store, closed in July as the chain laid off its 304 employees there and all 142 at its Kings Plaza location in Brooklyn, which will close for good Sept. 27. The once-mighty retailer filed for bankruptcy in May.At Hudson Yards, several stores have shuttered during the pandemic including the high-end mall’s anchor, Neiman Marcus. TAK Room and Bouchon Bakery also announced closures. Mall owner Related is now offering space there to office tenants.For other malls, debts have begun to accumulate. Empire Outlets has missed payments on an $8.5 million loan from the city’s Economic Development Corporation, although the complex has been open — which was permitted because its stores have exterior entrances.The five boroughs are home to about two dozen malls, a small number for a city of 8.4 million people. They include Atlantic Center in Brooklyn, the Staten Island Mall, Bay Plaza Shopping Center in the Bronx, Queens Center and Queens Place in Elmhurst, Rego Center in Rego Park and Flushing Mall.Outside of the city, where malls were allowed to open in July, Palisades Center Mall had to come to a forbearance agreement on a $389 million CMBS loan.Contact Sasha Jones at [email protected] (iStock)It’s been five months since anyone in New York City said, “Get in loser, we’re going shopping.”And when consumers return to New York City malls beginning next week, many will find the experience has changed.Malls, which yesterday were allowed to reopen in the city Sept. 9, have faced a reckoning during the pandemic, beaten down by lengthy closures and anchor store bankruptcies.The reopening rules in New York forbid loitering and congregating, which means no food courts and no hanging out. And capacity will be limited to 50 percent.One thing shoppers will not notice is the special filters to keep coronavirus particles from being recirculated by the air-conditioning, which Gov. Andrew Cuomo required as a condition of reopening.Read moreNeiman Marcus committed to 50 years at Hudson Yards. It lasted 16 months.Malls in New York City can open next week — but “no loitering”For LA’s malls, lawsuits could be the next crisis Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

first_imgUbisoft to partner with EGAL at UC Berkeley to research industry diversityCompany to provide support and research materials for MBA student projectsRebekah ValentineSenior Staff WriterThursday 11th October 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleUbisoftUbisoft has announced today that it will partner with the Center of Equity, Gender, and Leadership (EGAL) at UC Berekeley’s Haas School of Business to provide support for MBA students researching gender equality in the games industry.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games The company will supply materials and support to anywhere from two to four MBA students in the school beginning during this semester as they work on research projects related to gender equality and diversity in the business. The students will present their ultimate findings to both Ubisoft and EGAL.Ubisoft will also collaborate with the EGAL advisory board and various other industry leaders to examine applied research in the field.”As a sponsor of EGAL we are proud to provide support to the center with research materials this semester,” said Ubisoft VP of operation Rich Kubiszewski. “EGAL is doing important work in engaging and providing a space for conversation about gender equity and diversity in business, and is something of interest not just for Ubisoft but the video game industry as a whole.”Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesUbisoft posts record sales yet again, delays Skull & Bones yet againPublisher moves away from target of 3-4 premium AAA titles a year, wants to build free-to-play “to be trending toward AAA ambitions over the long term”By Brendan Sinclair 7 hours agoFirst-party Ubisoft titles will now be branded as ”Ubisoft Originals”Change was made alongside the announcement of new Tom Clancy titleBy Danielle Partis 2 days agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

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