first_img StumbleUpon Related Articles Industry charity GambleAware has backed the publication of the UKGC sanctioned ‘Gambling, children and young people: A case for action’, a study undertaken by the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB).The RGSB study informs the UKGC and further government stakeholders on the UK’s ‘young persons’ (under the age 18) gambling trends, exposure and personal safety.The RGSB releases its findings on child gambling, as GambleAware prepares to launch its UK-wide safer gambling campaign, seeking to raise awareness of problem gambling as a health issue and broaden public understanding of gambling harms.Tackling problem gambling amongst UK youngsters, the RGSB details ‘that around 0.9 per cent of children aged 11 to 15 are problem gamblers’, equating to around 31,000 UK children. Furthermore, the gambling research group believes that some  45,000 children (11-15) could ‘at-risk’ of falling into problem gambling issues.In its report, the RGSB has put forward a series of recommendations for government and industry stakeholders, focusing on implementing stronger verification on player IDs, minimising marketing exposure to youngsters and cooperation on collecting under 18 data.Marc Etches, Chief Executive of GambleAware issued the following response to the UKGC’s and RGSB study:“GambleAware is concerned that 1 in 8 children aged between 11 and 15 years old are gambling regularly, and it is unacceptable that as many as 30,000 may be problem gamblers. Reducing gambling-related harms for children and young people requires firm regulatory action and we welcome the Gambling Commission’s focus on this issue.It also needs action from parents, families and teachers if a real and lasting impact is to be made. For this to happen, there does need to be much more public debate about the role and position of gambling in society, and how best to protect children and young people from the harms that gambling can cause. In turn, as the Gambling Commission rightly notes, this requires support from a range of Government departments and other agencies to recognise gambling-related harms is a health issue that deserves our full attention.” Share Marc Etches to step down as CEO of GambleAware in 2021 August 14, 2020 GambleAware: Engage those with lived experience of gambling harms August 28, 2020 Submit Share YGAM focuses on BAME community engagement with CVR link-up August 21, 2020last_img read more

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The original array, with 11 columns of nine 8-by-12-inch photos each, filled up in early September. More photos went up behind the TV as the Red Sox cruised to an AL East title and a franchise-record 108 victories. Next to Cora’s desk were seven more photos from the AL playoffs, including a matched pair of the team posing on the field after series-clinching victories in New York and Houston.They should’ve picked a bigger space.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissLike maybe Fenway Park’s 37-foot-high Green Monster.“Not enough wall space for all these wins,” Weiss said. “That’s a good problem to have.” Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? And don’t think he doesn’t know it.“Every time I go in there and talk to him, I look at the wall,” Pedroia said.Pitcher Rick Porcello said he didn’t even know if he was pictured.(He is.)“Every time I get called into his office, I feel like I’m getting called into the principal’s office. So I just stare at the floor,” he joked before turning serious to praise his new manager.“It speaks to his instincts of what he thought he had in that clubhouse,” Porcello said. “He definitely felt early on he had something special with us. Now he’s got it all on the wall.”Weiss said he tries to make sure the pictures aren’t too repetitive; after all, how many different ways can a player pump his fist? He looks for chances to recognize lesser names, too.“We spread the wealth around. Alex is also pretty conscious of that, too,” Weiss said. “I think now everyone or almost everyone on the roster is up there.”And anyone who isn’t — yet — shouldn’t bother lobbying the photographer for a spot on the wall of fame.“A couple of them have asked me, ‘Hey, when are you going to put me up on that wall?’” he said. “And I’m like, ‘Hey, man, that’s up to you.” Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum From heartbroken to hero, Nunez delivers in Red Sox win LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title The Win Wall is seen in Fenway Park before Game 1 of the World Series baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Boston. AP PHOTO/Charles KrupaBOSTON — Alex Cora had an idea before his rookie season as a big league manager: to hang a picture in his clubhouse office from each Red Sox victory. Team photographer Billie Weiss eyeballed the wall behind a couch and figured there would be room for about 100.“We figured we’ll start with that and then go from there,” Weiss said this week, taking a break from shooting the team’s pre-World Series workout to explain how the project, like the Red Sox season, has expanded beyond anyone’s expectations.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ “That wall, you start looking around, it’s like, ‘Wow, that game and that game and that game,’” Cora said. “It’s powerful, to say the least.”The first-year manager said that after the season he plans to have the prints auctioned off for The Jimmy Fund, the team’s longtime charity. A book might also be in the works.“I have other ideas,” he said Monday. “But we’ll get to that hopefully when we win four games.”Cora doesn’t pick the pictures — though several of the players thought he did. Instead, Weiss chooses one that seems to capture the big moment of the victory; he prints it, and clubhouse manager Tommy McLaughlin sticks it on the wall.“There’s been a couple of times where I’ve asked Alex, I gave him a couple of options, asked him what he thought,” Weiss said. “Usually it’s pretty clear who the best player was, or what the moment of the game was.”Often, that means a player being splashed with water during the postgame TV interview, or teammates bashing forearms. There are more than a few of batters circling the bases, arms raised, or in the middle of their home run swing. Pitchers are raring back to deliver, or celebrating a strikeout.One photo is mostly a blur, but it tells a story, too: Champagne smeared the camera lens after the Red Sox secured the AL East title at Yankee Stadium on Sept. 20. The picture from the team’s franchise record-breaking victory shows the scoreboard boasting “106 Wins.”“Obviously, we want to be on that wall,” first baseman Steve Pearce said. “If you’re on that wall, you did something good the night before.”Stars like Mookie Betts, J.D. Martinez, Chris Sale, David Price — they all make regular appearances on the wall. But platoon infielder Eduardo Nunez is there, too, gesturing to the crowd as he crosses the plate.Hanley Ramirez has his own little corner, with three pictures during the ballclub’s 17-1 run in April, a month before he was released. Dustin Pedroia managed to make it on the wall in one of the three games he played before shutting it down with a knee injury. 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A replica was added to the first-base concourse after the season, updated with each playoff victory, and it has become a popular background for selfies.Each had 115 pictures before the Series opener, one for every regular and postseason win, from a shot of David Price pitching in the March 30 victory at Tampa Bay to Game 5 of the AL Championship Series in Houston.“We do have room for four” more, Cora said on Monday.Make that three.Another was going up on Wednesday, the day after Boston’s 8-4 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 of the World Series.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View commentslast_img read more