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Insiders hope gambling ad changes can be agreed next week

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Jeremy Wright is among those to have welcomed reports that a voluntary ban on betting advertising during sports broadcasts is close to being agreed.Wright (pictured) said further restrictions on advertising would be a “welcome move” in response to an erroneous BBC report that Remote Gambling Association (RGA) members have already agreed to voluntarily implement a ban on gambling advertisements during live sports events other than horse racing.iGamingBusiness.com understands it is hoped an agreement will be reached by next Wednesday (Dec 12), although it must be signed off by the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling, which represents all five major UK gambling industry associations.Wright welcomed the industry’s proactive approach since discussions over changes to the Gambling Industry Code for Socially Responsible Advertising began last month.“Welcome move from gambling firms today on advertising ban during live sport,” Wright said. “Pleased to see industry responding to concerns raised and helping to protect children and vulnerable people from risks of gambling related harm.”Critics of the gambling industry were disappointed to see that the reported provisional deal applies only to television advertising. The Campaign for Fairer Gambling argued that only a ban covering shirt and league sponsorship, and pitch-side scrolling displays will be effective.GambleAware chief executive Marc Etches said that while the charity supported action on television advertising, changes must also be taken on online marketing.“We have been saying for a long time now that gambling is being increasingly normalised for children,” he said. “They are growing up in a very different world than their parents, one where technology and the internet are ever present.“So while we welcome this move by betting companies, it is important to pay attention to analysis that shows the marketing spend online is five times the amount spent on television.“The fact that it is reported one in eight 11 to 16 year olds are following gambling companies on social media is very concerning.”The proposed “whistle-to-whistle” ban was enough to cause a significant blow to major gambling operators’ share prices. William Hill shares were trading down 3.3% at 157.2p today (December 6), while Ladbrokes and Coral owner GVC was down 4.0% to 692.5p and Unibet owner Kindred Group was down 3.7% to SEK86.5.Free-to-air broadcaster ITV, which shows many England international football matches, was down by 4.3% to 132.35p. Insiders hope gambling ad changes can be agreed next week 6th December 2018 | By contenteditor Politicians, campaigners and investors react to reports an agreement to stop betting advertising during live sport broadcasts is near  Topics: Marketing & affiliates Marketing & affiliates Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

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Padenga Holdings Limited (PHL.zw) HY2015 Interim Report

first_imgPadenga Holdings Limited (PHL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about Padenga Holdings Limited (PHL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Padenga Holdings Limited (PHL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Padenga Holdings Limited (PHL.zw)  2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfilePadenga Holdings Limited is the leading supplier of crocodile skins and meat in Zimbabwe, accounting for nearly 85% of the global supply of Nile crocodile skins used for high-end luxury fashion brands. The company operates three crocodile breeding and production farms in Zimbabwe; Kariba Crocodile Farm, Ume Crocodile Farm and Nyanya Crocodile Farm. Each farm has the capacity to breed close to 15 000 hatchlings per year. Nile alligators are bred at Lone Star Alligator Farm in Texas, USA. Padenga Holdings Limited produces crocodile skin and meat products for consumption by the local market and for export to European and Asian markets. Padenga Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Bandeiras House / ARKITITO Arquitetura

first_imgCopyHouses•Vila Madalena, Brazil Projects Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/871543/bandeiras-house-arkitito-arquitetura Clipboard ArchDaily Bandeiras House / ARKITITO ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveBandeiras House / ARKITITO Arquitetura “COPY” Area:  152 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Brazil Architects: ARKITITO Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture project 2011center_img Manufacturers: Aço e Ferro Guilherme, Dalle Piagge, Santorino Pisos, Serralheria VanMarEngineering:2M Projetos Estruturais – Marcelo MelloCity:Vila MadalenaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Vivi SpacoRecommended ProductsDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BuildText description provided by the architects. The house is located in the heart of Vila Madalena, known as a bohemian district with great concentration area of artists and designers studios and homes.The intention of the project was to take part of this hectic lifestyle though allowing some privacy and family events and activities that would take place there. For this reason the design solution was conceived locating the construction to the back of the plot, leaving as much space possible to the front and only yard.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!First Floor PlanThe plot has a moderate acclivity of 1,5 metres which was taken as an advantage to landscape and external paths design. The light aesthetic of the construction was a result of the slim metallic structure system and precast concrete slabs which enabled wide openings of 8 meters long in the main façade, reaching the entire plot width.Because of limited budget and the short time allowed for the construction cement blocks wall were chosen to be left uncovered.Save this picture!© Vivi SpacoThe main front façade is oriented to the northwest which means high solar exposure during the afternoon. In order to maintain the thermal comfort indoors the architect located the aluminium frames 1,5 meters behind the façade, leaving a shading area that works as a terrace.Save this picture!© Vivi SpacoIn addition to the wide glass wall of the main façade there is a glass roof above the staircase to the back of the plot providing that natural lighting that permeates the 2 stories of the house. Through the staircase there is also access to the rooftop terrace which offers a vast and beautiful view of the district and a leafy cemetery area as well as sunset appreciation that making it a special place to enjoy late afternoons.Save this picture!© Vivi SpacoProject gallerySee allShow lessHiroshi Sambuichi: Architecture Begins with “Water, Air and Sun”VideosLTL Architects’ Timber Intervention Wins Competition for Telluride Arts Center in Co…Architecture News Share Year:  Bandeiras House / ARKITITO Arquitetura Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/871543/bandeiras-house-arkitito-arquitetura Clipboard Save this picture!© Vivi Spaco+ 16 Share Photographs:  Vivi Spaco Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeARKITITO ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPauliniaVila MadalenaBrazilPublished on June 07, 2017Cite: “Bandeiras House / ARKITITO Arquitetura” [Residência Bandeiras / ARKITITO Arquitetura] 07 Jun 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalShelvingZeitraumWardrobe – Hide & ParkSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Stone SeriesWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – FerroFinestra W20Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – TentChairsInterstuhlConference Chair – Low With CastorsWoodreSAWN TIMBER co.Pre-Weathered Wood CladdingMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?每个人都幻想过的波西米亚小阳台!Bandeiras 住宅/ ARKITITO Arquitetura是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY”last_img read more

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CharityCheckout launches Strava integration with virtual events & fundraising product

first_imgCharityCheckout launches Strava integration with virtual events & fundraising product 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. These developments follow CharityCheckout’s acquisition of Primo Events last year, which saw both products integrated onto one platform to offer an all in one solution for fundraising and events registration. This included automatic fundraising page creation for participants, charity-branded behavioural emails to encourage fundraising, page prompts to drive more donations, and more control for charities over the levels of information registrants need to provide to optimise sign ups.Chester Mojay-Sinclare, Charity Checkout Founder and CEO, commented:“We understand from the conversations we have every day with charities the impact that COVID-19 is having on their abilities to fundraise while facing increasing demand for their services. We have also considered the possibility of further policy changes on outdoor exercise and chose Strava because its time tracking functionality is ideal for indoor workouts and to encourage people to fundraise from home.“The launch of the integration of Strava with our virtual events and fundraising platform is part of our ongoing response to the crisis. Our aim is to help charities maintain their fundraising income during this period and to establish new digital events that will last way beyond the end of this outbreak.”  533 total views,  2 views today Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Tagged with: Technology virtual eventcenter_img  534 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Melanie May | 16 April 2020 | News CharityCheckout has integrated Strava with its virtual events and fundraising product to help charity supporters record and share their indoor or outdoor fitness activity, and update with videos and pictures.The integration of Strava is part of a wider update of CharityCheckout‘s Fundraising and Event registration product to help charities during the COVID-19 crisis.The virtual events capability enables charities to create remote participation events and fundraising challenges based on both individual and overall event targets. These can be distance or time based and the integration with Strava is designed to make tracking and updating virtual events easier. The product also provides automated fundraising page creation, under a charities’ brand, to help reduce page abandonment.last_img read more

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Whiff of trouble lingers over gasworks

first_imgPrint TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites TAGSEnvironmentEnvironmental Protection AgencyLimerick City and CountyNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The first phase of the Gasworks project gets under wayGAS Networks Ireland has taken a hammering from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on foot of numerous complaints about smells coming from a site it is working on in Limerick City.The organisation was one of a number countrywide which have been taken to task by the environmental watchdog in its latest report.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The EPA has put the old gasworks site on O’Curry Street on a watch list for failure to comply with environmental standards.Gas Networks is currently carrying out a multi-million euro project at the three-acre site to prepare it for further development but local residents have complained that the smell from the area is very disturbing.The company says it has “remediated” 90 per cent or more of the soil on the site in preparation for commercial development and that disturbance can produce odours.However, a spokesman added that the air quality in the vicinity of the site was being constantly monitored.A number of locals and businesses claimed to have been affected by the issue and Fine Gael TD Kieran O’Donnell has met with them and pledged to take the issue further.Local residents have begun a campaign on social media over their concerns about the works.The EPA listed the area as being one of a number of sites countrywide where concerns were expressed about odours or emissions. Email Limerick centre needed to tackle environmental issues WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img Linkedin Advertisement Previous articleUL will not alter fees for reduced access to campusNext articleParents left devastated over closure of creche due lack of staff for Play Pods Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Twitter NewsEnvironmentWhiff of trouble lingers over gasworksBy Bernie English – July 27, 2020 828 Limerick on Covid watch list Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow last_img read more

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Big Apple Tax Changes Could Impact Investors

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Big Apple Tax Changes Could Impact Investors The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. New York City is considering changes to its property tax guidelines, and according to New York Times, the proposed changes could have positive and negative impacts on investors and residents alike. The city’s proposal is likely to affect 90% of homeowners in the city, from low-income homeowners to large-scale investors and property owners.According to NYT, single-family homeowners in parts of Queens, Staten Island and the Bronx are likely to see lower taxes under the new bill. Additionally, low-income homeowners citywide could qualify for a “partial homestead exemption,” limiting tax bills to certain percentages of household income.Higher priced homes, including luxury condos, are likely to be taxed more, as well as out-of-town homeowners.“People who own a pied-à-terre in Manhattan will be paying more,” said James A. Parrott, director of economic and fiscal policies at the Center for New York City Affairs at the New School and member of the commission that drafted the bill.Outside of New York City, changes to tax foreclosure laws in the state are likely to increase the number of foreclosed properties compared to prior years. The Oswego County News reports that county officials could have more than triple the number of foreclosure in 2020 as previous years as new measure cuts the foreclosure process in half.Statewide, however, ATTOM revealed that foreclosure starts in New York were down 28% in 2019. Foreclosure starts across the nation fell 9% last year. Buffalo, New York—roughly 150 miles west of Oswego—saw an annual increase in REOs with its share rising 16% last year. Honolulu, Hawaii, reported a 34% increase in REO properties.“The continued decline in distressed properties is one of many signs pointing to a much-improved housing market compared to the bad old days of the Great Recession,” said Todd Teta, Chief Product Officer for ATTOM Data Solutions. “That said, there is some reason for concern about the potential for a change in the wrong direction, given that residential foreclosure starts increased in about a third of the nation’s metro housing markets in 2019. Nationally, the number also ticked up a bit in December. While that’s not a major worry, it’s something that should be watched closely in 2020.” Big Apple Tax Changes Could Impact Investors Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img Tagged with: Investment Rental SIngle-family Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago February 7, 2020 744 Views Previous: PennyMac Reports Mortgage Finance Performance Next: OCC Testing Financial Institution Risk and Capital  Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, Investment, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Investment Rental SIngle-family 2020-02-07 Seth Welborn Subscribelast_img read more

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Fianna Fail: Councillor Frank McBrearty ‘not fit to be mayor’

first_imgNewsx Adverts Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Previous articleFuture of Donegal’s constituencies to be known todayNext articleNo reasurance from Government over future of Glenties garda station News Highland Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th center_img Fianna Fail in Donegal has confirmed that the party will be proposing Cllr Rena Donaghey for the position of Mayor of the county next Mondays AGM of the council.It had been speculated in recent weeks that controversial Labour councillor Frank McBrearty would get the top post, succeeding Fine Gael’s Noel McBride.In order to block the Labour Cllr becoming Mayor it would require either Sinn Fein or four independents breaking an inter-party pact that selects the Mayor and Deputy Mayor.Just a fortnight ago Sinn Fein said they would have no problem if Cllr McBrearty was elected as the next Mayor.But Fianna Fails Cheif Whip on the Council, Cllr Ciaran Brogan said he doesn’t believe Cllr McBreaty is fit to be the next Mayor:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/brog1pm.mp3[/podcast] Twitter Fianna Fail: Councillor Frank McBrearty ‘not fit to be mayor’ WhatsApp Twitter By News Highland – June 21, 2012 WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic last_img read more

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IGB says it regrets the closure of Lifford Greyhound Stadium

first_img By News Highland – August 9, 2019 The imminent closure of Lifford Greyhound Stadium has been described as a huge loss to the local economy.The Irish Greyhound Board says it very much regrets the closure of the facility and its impact on staff, owners and the wider greyhound community.The stadium is due to close Saturday week, August 17th.In a statement today, The Irish Greyhound Board says it is very aware of the excellent work done by all those at the track as part of the greyhound fraternity.The Duffy family, owners of the track, have a long association and strong commitment to greyhound racing.While Lifford is a private track and not in the ownership of the Irish Greyhound Board, the IGB says that it has provided wide ranging support to Lifford for a long period of time.This included a significant capital financial investment in providing the current facilities at the stadium.The IGB has engaged with Lifford in recent times regarding financial difficulties at the track, which included a meeting between the Board and Lifford’s owners in May 2019.However, the statement concludes that the arrangement of the type sought by the stadium representatives at that time is not within the mandate of the Board as a semi-state company and does not meet the corporate governance requirements applying to the IGB.Local Cllr Gerry Crawford says it’s a fantastic facility and had been a huge source of local employment:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/gerrycrawford1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ IGB says it regrets the closure of Lifford Greyhound Stadium Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Twitter Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Previous articleUrgent calls for upgrade works to sewerage treatment plant in BuncranaNext articleKathryn Ní Mhaoláin – Buaiteoir Fleadh Uladh ar Ruaille Buaille News Highland Pinterest FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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Hard at work

first_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 12:00 am Friday, September 25, 2009 Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Book Nook to reopen Sponsored Content Print Article “Steve did an outstanding job of telling them about the ins and outs and ups and downs of farming and how it has changed over the years.”The Farm City Committee will involve the students in all schools in the county in activities associated with Farm City Week.Second graders will be given coloring books with a farming theme. Elementary students, grades K-6, will have the opportunity to participate in the poster contest that is themed “Farmers Care for Animals and You.”“The poster contest is designed to get students thinking about the fact that our farmers provide us with the safest food in the world,” said Tammy Powell, Pike County Extension coordinator.“Students in grades 7-12 will be invited to participate in the essay contest with a similar theme.”The Farm City Committee will also have a booth at the Pike County Fair and be involved in the annual Peanut Butter Festival in Brundidge on Oct. 31. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Hard at work Email the author The Farm City Committee of the Pike County Chamber of Commerce is busy preparing for its busy fall schedule that includes hosting the annual Farm City Banquet on Nov. 12 at Cattleman Park and its involvement in all other events and activities relating to Farm City Week Nov. 20-26.Jeff Knotts, Farm City Awards chair, has the awards nomination forms ready and waiting to be pick up by those who want to nominate Pike County farmers who are outstanding in their fields.“It’s very important for friends and neighbors to nominate those they feel are deserving of recognition for their hard work, dedication and commitment to agriculture,” Knotts said. “The nomination forms are not all that involved but those who make the nominations should have a general knowledge of the nominee’s farming operation,” Knotts said. Nomination forms are available for pickup at the Farm Service Agency, the Pike County Extension Office and the Pike County Chamber of Commerce. Dixie Shehane, committee chair, said the annual Job Swap where a city slicker and farmer trade places for a day so one can learn what the other’s workday is like.“We haven’t decided who will be invited to participate in the swap but it’s always a fun day and a good learning experience for both,” Shehane said.She reported to the Farm City Committee on the success of the Brundidge Red Hat Ladies’ visit to Steve Ingram’s farm at Shiloh where they learned about peanut and cotton farming.“We had ladies from Alabama, Louisiana, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. They had never picked cotton but they strapped on cotton sacks and went to the field,” Shehane said, laughing. You Might Like Environmentally friendly It’s something other than construction of buildings – it’s a 20-acre park dedicated to the conservation of land and streams…. read more “Friends and neighbors are the ones who know our farmers and what they do to continue to provide us with food and fiber, so we encourage everyone to think about the farmers they know and nominate those who excel in the work they do.”Individual awards will be presented in the areas of beef, poultry, timber, row crops, conservation, young farmer, youth and specialty crop.The service to agriculture award is selected annually by the Farm City Committee. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Skip Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarderlast_img read more

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Bush grandkids recall 41’s ‘incredibly goofy’ side

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — While he was the serious leader of the free world, to Ashley and Marshall Bush, former President George H.W. Bush was the lovable, joke-cracking granddad who attended their school plays and even had a cameo in one of their high school musicals.In an interview Monday on ABC’s Good Morning America, the two granddaughters of the 41st president of the United States, who died Friday at the age of 94, said the biggest lesson he taught them was “humility.”“A couple of years ago I sat down and asked him a few questions. I was just so struck by his humility at one question, in particular. I asked what had impacted him the most in his life and he talked about when he was a 20-year-old pilot and he teared up … and how that had sort of motivated and inspired him for the rest of his life,” Ashley Bush, 29, told ABC News’ Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos.She recalled her grandfather and grandmother, former first lady Barbara Bush, who died in April, always being there to support them.“I mean, our grandfather belonged, of course, to us, but also to the world,” said Ashley Bush, 29, the daughter of Neil Bush. “But yet he would have these moments and come to our plays and even make cameos in our high school musical. It’s very grounded. While he was part of the whole world, he was very grounded and certainly made us all feel very loved and made us feel very special.”Marshall Bush, 32, the daughter of the Marvin Bush, recalled visiting her grandparents in Washington.“As crazy as it sounds, it was very normal for me because when I was born he was in the vice president’s house, and then from about 3 to 7 [year old], he was in the White House,” Marshall Bush said. “So, really to me, and again it’s completely bizarre, but the White House was just my grandfather’s house, my grandparents’ house, where they lived and where I went and hung out with them, went swimming in their pool and played with their dogs. It was normal life to me. It’s just how it was, like anyone going to see their grandparents, with a little extra security.”Marshall described being at her grandfather’s bedside with family and close family friends when the former president took his last breath.“It was just really peaceful,” she said. “I was so happy that I could be there for him and with my family and our closest family friends and just be able to make sure that he knew we were there, he knew we loved him. [We] just comforted him as much as we could and tried and make the very last part of his life as comfortable and loving as he made ours.”Both granddaughters, among the former president’s 14 grandchildren, said they’ll miss his “incredibly goofy side.”“He did a lot of silly, completely ridiculous things just to make sure that we were all smiling and laughing, and having fun,” Marshall said.Ashley added: “He always tried to make us laugh. I feel like, ’till the end, he was cracking jokes.”Marshall said she is “unbelievably lucky” to have had such a granddad.“I could not have had a better influence or really a partner in life,” she said. “He supported us … in every single thing we did. As silly as it was, from our school plays to just having a tough day, he was always there to listen and always there to love.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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