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Observer staff honored at ICPA conference

first_imgThe Observer took third place in the Division I “Newspaper of the Year” category, and former Managing Editor Sarah Mervosh won the Brook Baker Collegiate Journalist of the Year Award at the Indiana College Press Association (ICPA) awards ceremony, held Saturday at Ball State University in Muncie. The Observer staff won an additional 15 awards, including third place for “Advertising Publication of the Year.” Other University publications represented at ICPA were Scholastic, which tied with Ball State’s Ball Bearings for second place in “News Magazine of the Year,” Dome, which won second place in the Division I “Yearbook of the Year” category and The Juggler, which took third place in “Literary Magazine of the Year.” Mervosh is the third Notre Dame student to win the Brook Baker Award, which was first awarded in 1999 in honor of the late Vincennes University student. The Editorial Board of The Observer took first place in the “Best Staff Editorial” category for its Nov. 10 piece, “Professionalism and integrity above all.” Former Assistant Managing Editor Adriana Pratt won first place in “Best Entertainment Column” for her coverage of the New York premiere of the final Harry Potter film, titled “The Magic of a Potter Premiere.” Scene Editor Kevin Noonan took third place in the same category for his column titled “A ‘Dear John’ Letter for Netflix.” Former Scene Editor Maija Gustin won first place for “Best Entertainment Story” for her coverage of an on-campus presentation of a documentary on the Nuremberg Trials, titled “Schulberg presents ‘Nuremberg’ years after its creation.” In the same category, senior staff writer Mary Claire O’Donnell took second place for her article about a Notre Dame engineering alumnus who is also a published author, titled “ND grad explores storms and struggle in fiction work.” Former Editor-in-Chief Douglas Farmer and Graphics Editor Brandon Keelean won first place for “Best Rate Card” for the design of The Observer’s advertising rate card. Farmer and Keelean also took second place in the “Best House Ad” category for their ad titled “The Observer Remembers.” Mervosh won second place in the “Best Breaking News Story” for her coverage of graduate student Xavier Murphy’s October death, “Community remembers fifth-year student.” She also took third place for “Best News Feature” for her piece on the 10-year anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, titled “Malloy, graduates remember ‘somber’ 2001 environment.” The Observer staff won third place for “Best Stand-Alone/Pullout Section” for its special section on the 10-year anniversary of 9/11, titled “9/11: Ten Years Later.” Keelean, Mervosh, former Photo Editor Pat Coveney and Managing Editor Megan Doyle also took third place in the “Best Informational Graphic” category for their accompanying 9/11 timeline. Multimedia Editor Sarah O’Connor won second place for “Best Feature Photo” for her photo from Girl Talk’s concert at the B1 Block Party concert in August. The sports department took third place in the “Best Special Issue” category for its Oct. 21 Irish Insider profiling the football team’s night game against USC, titled “The Wait is Over.” Editor-in-Chief Allan Joseph won third place for “Best Sports Column” for his piece “After all the hype, Irish weren’t even close” after the football team’s 31-17 loss to USC on Oct. 22. The Observer’s award-winning submissions are available on its website, www.ndsmcobserver.com.last_img read more

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AgiproNews’ Italian View – PokerStars enhances its position in record breaking March

first_img Share Share Related Articles Submit StumbleUpon ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach  August 27, 2020 March 2018 has been a fruitful month for Italian online casino stakeholders, setting a new industry revenue record of €60.6 million, Italy’s highest trading figure to date.The Stars Group’s Italian PokerStars property maintains its position as top Italian online casino securing a marketplace revenue share of 9%.However, PokerStars.it is closely followed by legacy casino incumbents Lottomatica and Sisal, who maintain a respective 8.8% and 8.3% of revenue market shares.Replicating dynamics witnessed within the Italian online betting sector. Competition within Italy’s online casino space is diverse, as established Italian operators compete against the market’s new faces.At present, The top ten online casino operators include Eurobet (6.2%), 888 (5.6%), Snaitech (5.5%), bwin (5.5%), William Hill (4.5%), Starvegas (4, 1%) and Sks365 (4.1%).Supporting online casino growth, the Italian market is recording ‘positive gains’ for online poker tournaments and skill games which reported March revenues of €8 million.Nevertheless, as a marketplace, online poker continues to be dominated by PokerStars, who control a +62% of current market-share, leaving little room to maneuverer for the competition.PokerStars closest poker competitors remain Sisal and Lottomatica, with approximately 6% each of market revenues.In 2018, Italian betting analysts are closely monitoring the movements of PokerStars owner The Stars Group Inc, who seek to establish its BetStars.it as the fastest growing new incumbent, in Italian online betting. DIn a changing Italian marketplace, can The Stars Group deliver its triple threat of dominating casino, poker and sportsbook digital disciplines…last_img read more

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