@ Isn’t just for e-mail!

first_imgby: Joe WinnA month back, we took on the mysterious hashtag, #. Case closed. You’ve got that character down. Was it you who shared, “Tuesday our #creditunion branch served 300 members. Before lunch! #nowimhungry”?There is another mysterious symbol hiding in plain sight. You know it as the thing in e-mails. Yes, the @. Fun fact: It has no formal name in the English language. “At sign” is the closest we have to an official reference. Spanish speakers recognize “arroba” to describe it.It’s for more than e-mails? Yes, and it also drives all of us nuts when we have to write one on paper. It’s the (arguably) more important companion of the hashtag. Don’t tell, though. It’ll be #reallyupset.While the hashtag identifies and unifies phrases or comments, the @ unifies people. When you put one of these little guys in front of someone’s username, it becomes a “mention”. That user then gets notified of your post. Say I shared on Twitter (tweeted): “@CUNA, great work in representing Credit Union interests nationwide!” The manager of CUNA’s Twitter account would receive a notification of my post, and they could then reply publicly by writing “@JoeCUGeek” (my current Twitter handle) in their post. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

American style living in Brisbane

first_img28 Berkeley Place, Ferny Grove. 28 Berkeley Place, Ferny Grove. More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 201928 Berkeley Place, Ferny Grove. 28 Berkeley Place, Ferny Grove.TANYA Benson knows for a fact that she will sorely miss the Ferny Grove home where her family spent the past few years.It may well be the ultimate Queensland home with an indoor entertainment area that comes complete with solar heated pool, sandstone wet bar, poolside barbecue, a double jet spa and airconditioning.“I was attracted to the American style of the home, the sunken lounge, the fireplace, the open living space, it just felt homely,” she said.“But my favourite feature has to be the indoor swimming pool. That whole area is just amazing. You can invite friends and family over and it doesn’t matter if it’s raining or a hot day. You are in a heated pool with everything right there.”The home has six airconditioning units, three of which were in the large pool room. 28 Berkeley Place, Ferny Grove.Ms Benson, whose family was now downsizing said she did not know how she will replace such a family friendly property.The four bedroom, three bathroom, double garage property has over 500sq m of home under its roof, with multiple living zones where members of the family can unwind including an attic room, living room, family room, and upstairs family zone. “The kids have their own space. I work full time so I have my own space to set up office. And it’s nice to have those large living areas where everyone has so much room to play.”The entire downstairs area has underfloor heating and the family friendly laundry comes with a laundry chute.The home also has two craft rooms and an extra-large garage with storage and an adjacent workroom.The home is on a large 1,201sq m block, with 14 solar panels, a 5000litre rainwater tank and an orchard area and garden beds.last_img read more

BGC warns government of ‘migration limitations’ on UK’s night time economy

first_imgShare StumbleUpon ASA monitoring sweep marks gambling as the worst underage advertising offender August 26, 2020 Share Michel Dugher, Chief Executive of the newly formed Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), has warned the UK government that its post-Brexit immigration policy could impact the nation’s tourism and night-time economies.  The BGC has become the latest UK trade body to question the Conservative government’s points-based immigration policy, which it aims to sanction from the start of 2021.This February, UK Home Office Secretary Pritti Patel unveiled the department’s planned policy, which will introduce a cap on low skilled migrants (EU and non-EU) earning below the £23,000 salary threshold.  The UK government has maintained that it will allow policy dispensations, for migrant workers fulfilling job categories which may have face a worker shortfall. However, UK trade bodies criticised the government for unclear terms of its policy.The Home Office’s policy was criticised by a number of business and health organisations, who argued that companies would be severely restricted in filling vacancies normally occupied by low-skilled migrants. The BGC has backed the UK’s Federation of Small Businesses, which warned the government that its proposed measures will hit hospitality and tourism businesses hard. Leading the BGC, Dugher pointed to the fundamental role that casinos play in the UK’s night-time economy, in which incumbents service high-value tourism from China, the Middle East and elsewhere.Should the government proceed with its controversial points system, Dugher said that casino croupiers will not qualify as having the specific skills, qualifications, salaries.He added: “Casinos are a hugely important part of our country’s leisure industry attracting thousands of wealthy tourists to the UK from around the world. In order to remain competitive, our casinos need the best croupiers with great arithmetic agility.“While we are determined to grow the number of UK croupiers through the NVQ in Gaming Operations available at many colleges and through the world-class Nottingham Casino Academy, we need the ability to employ the best from around the world.” Submit Related Articles UK gambling adopts toughest online advertising code to protect underage audiences August 27, 2020 BGC lauds success of whistle to whistle ban August 21, 2020last_img read more