Australian parliament approves lottery betting ban

first_img29th June 2018 | By contenteditor Tags: Online Gambling Australian parliament approves lottery betting ban AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Legal & compliance Lottery Tech & innovation Australia’s parliament last night (Thursday) announced its formal approval for a national ban on lottery betting websites.The ban will come into force from January 1, 2019, and applies to all sites that accept bets on the outcome of lottery draws. The federal government was persuaded to take action following a long-term campaign by newsagents, pubs and clubs that feared losing lottery ticket sales. Adam Joy, chief executive of the Australian Lottery and Newsagents Association, one of the main voices leading the call for a ban, praised the move, saying it will offer more protection to consumers in the country. “This will protect Australia from synthetic lotteries and will bring important new consumer protections by closing the loophole that lotto betting sites have been operating out of,” Joy said, according to the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper. “We now call on all synthetic lottery operators to do the right thing by Australians and cease offering these products immediately.” Australian Communications Minister Mitch Fifield also issued a statement after yesterday’s parliamentary approval, saying that the government is committed protecting consumers and businesses. Fifield said: “This legislation will also protect more than 4000 small businesses including newsagents, pharmacies and community clubs and pubs across the country who operate long-standing, recreational betting services.” However, Lottoland Australia, the main target of those calling for the ban, said it is keen to remain active in the country despite yesterday’s decision.  Lottoland runs a service known as ‘synthetic lotteries’ in Australia, but will no longer be able to offer this product after the ban comes into effect. The company had on numerous occasions called for the government to re-think the ban. Lottoland Australia chief executive Luke Brill said the ruling “does not mean the end of Lottoland Australia”. Brill said the changes are not due to come into effect until 2019 and Lottoland is “well advanced” with developing other ways it can offer services to punters in Australia. In a statement, Brill said: “As you would expect, Lottoland Australia is well advanced in looking at other ways we can continue to deliver choice to the 700,000 Australians who have registered with us over the past two years. “It is a great pity that the Senate did not give due consideration of the unintended consequences the new laws will have – not just on our customers, but on competition and innovation. “As we have said from the very beginning, the legislation is bad news for Australian newsagents, too, which will now be at the mercy of a huge, money-hungry monopoly in the form of Tatts Group, now owned by Tabcorp.” Brill added: “But this decision does not mean the end of Lottoland Australia – far from it. “We are here to stay, and will continue to innovate and adapt so that we can continue to provide our customers with the type of exciting and innovative products they have come to expect from us over the past two years. “Our lottery betting products will continue to be available for at least another six months, as stipulated in the legislation.”Related articles: Lottoland Australia urges legal rethink amid NSW probe Lottoland calls for rethink on Australian laws Australia to ban lottery bets Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Legal & compliance Australia’s parliament last night (Thursday) announced its formal approval for a national ban on lottery betting websites Regions: Oceania Australia Email Addresslast_img read more

Aluminium Extrusion Industries Plc (ALEX.ng) Q32014 Interim Report

first_imgAluminium Extrusion Industries Plc (ALEX.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Aluminium Extrusion Industries Plc (ALEX.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Aluminium Extrusion Industries Plc (ALEX.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Aluminium Extrusion Industries Plc (ALEX.ng)  2014 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileAluminium Extrusion Industries Plc (NIGALEX) is a leading manufacturing company in Nigeria producing and marketing extruded aluminium products and coloured and wood products. Products in its extensive range include Cego flyscreens; projected window systems for institutions in the education, government, military and commercial sectors; industrial door systems designed for versatility and performance; partitioning systems with robust wear and tear features; multi-purpose stock extrusions for the maritime, aviation and construction sectors; swing door systems for commercial entrances; sliding window systems with removable operating sashes and bead-glazed; fixed louvres with fabricated railings; special provides available in round bars, T-sections, symmetric and square aluminium frames; curtain walls attached to building structures; AS46 flyscreens and customised fixed casements (windows and doors). NIGALEX has annual capacity of 5 000 tonnes of aluminium extrusion products and produces profiles in a press finish, wood finish, silver and bronze colour palette and modern powder-coated forms. The company has operations in Aba Abuja to serve the eastern and northern regions of Nigeria. Its head office is in Imo State, Nigeria. Aluminium Extrusion Industries Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Morning Light Co Ltd (MOLI.mu) 2017 Abridged Report

first_imgMorning Light Co Ltd (MOLI.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about Morning Light Co Ltd (MOLI.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Morning Light Co Ltd (MOLI.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Morning Light Co Ltd (MOLI.mu)  2017 abridged results.Company ProfileMorning Light Co. Limited engages in the tourism and leisure industry. Morning Light Co. Limited is headquartered in Beau Bassin, Mauritius and owns a resort hotel under the Hilton Mauritius Resort & Spa name. Morning Light Co. Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) 2018 Annual Report

first_imgRDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw)  2018 annual report.Company ProfileRDC Properties Limited is a property management, development and rental company in Botswana. It also has interests in Madagascar through a Mauritian-based subsidiary. The company develops and manages commercial, industrial and residential developments which are based in prime locations in major towns and cities of Botswana. RDC Properties Limited offers long-term value to its shareholders through construction income, rental income, hospitality income, capital appreciation and the sale of premium properties. Landmark properties in its portfolio include Masa Centre, Standard Chartered House, Chobe Marina Lodge and Isalo Rock Lodge. RDC Properties is investigating investment opportunities to expand its footprint in South Africa, Mozambique and Namibia.last_img read more

Apopka police arrest suspect in overnight shooting

first_img My friend and her kids were walking when the gunfire had started smh….. Its a shame these days cause ppl just start shooting any and everywhere Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here December 3, 2016 at 6:36 pm TAGSApopka Police Department Previous articleTrader Joe’s Recalls Hummus Due to ListeriaNext articleOf turtle dancing and other euphemisms Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Mama Mia Please enter your name here December 3, 2016 at 3:15 pm It is a miracle that no one was shot, neither of the two in the gun battle, neighbors, people passing by driving down Park Av. or the police officers who rushed to the scene. Our daily lives are getting more complicated living with so much gun violence in every community, every town. There is no safe place anymore. APD arrested him, and got him off the streets quickly, good job APD! Reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 center_img SMH he too darn old for this mess he should be teaching his grandkids Please enter your comment! Messy one Danellie Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 3 COMMENTS December 4, 2016 at 7:13 am Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 From the Apopka Police Department Ronnie Jermaine Bridges, 43, was arrested this morning by Apopka Police Officers and charged with Attempted First Degree Murder (with a firearm), Shooting into an Occupied Dwelling, Shooting into an Occupied Vehicle, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Attempted Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon (Firearm) and Aggravated Assault with a Firearm.He is being held at the Orange County Jail.Ronnie BridgesLast night at approximately 7:11 p.m., Apopka Officers responded to Park Avenue and Davis Court in reference to gunshots in the area. Officers set up a perimeter, closed off streets, and evacuated many residents. Investigating officers developed information that two residents within the area were shooting at each other.Contact was made with Denroy Samuels who told officers he had been in a verbal confrontation with a neighbor on Davis Court when the neighbor (Bridges) retrieved a rifle and threatened him. Samuels retrieved his own handgun in order to defend himself, and the two began to fire shots at each other.Neither was reported to have been struck.A second victim, Rodricka Penn, called APD and reported her vehicle was struck by several rounds as she drove south on Park Avenue past Davis Court. She was uninjured.Apopka detectives responded to the scene and identified Bridges as the shooter. A search warrant for Bridges residence was obtained along with an arrest warrant for Bridges. Around 5 a.m., the Apopka metro SWAT team served the search warrant on the Bridges residence. Apopka crime scene personnel recovered shell casings, Samuels’ weapon from another residence, and other evidence.Bridges’ rifle was not located and Bridges was not at the scene. Bridges, however, was located later and arrested. No officers or citizens were injured.No other details are known at this time. The Apopka Voice will update this story as details are known. Reply last_img read more

In memory of Kobe: Let’s Talk About It

first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate From Let’s Talk About it with Rod Love and Greg Jackson The Anatomy of Fear TAGSGreg JacksonLet’s Talk About ItRod Love Previous articleWellbeing Tips for Students During Exams  Next articleApopka Burglary Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here This Monday on LET’S TALK ABOUT IT with Rod Love and Greg Jackson, the “Dynamic Duo” will recognize the memorial celebration for NBA great Kobe Byrant and his daughter Gianna at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.Let’s Talk Nation will also hear what “Nicole Knows”, these and other topics are discussed by two of the most influential voices in Central Florida on the top-rated Monday Night radio talk show — LET’S TALK ABOUT IT!Also catch up on the guilty verdict of Harvey Weinstein, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortex (AOC’s war on fellow Democrats) and Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor issuing scathing dissent regarding legal immigration.Joining the Duo in-studio, for the second half of the show, 2 special guests, candidates, Mr. Marlin Daniels and Mr. James Benderson vying for council seats on the oldest black incorporated municipality in the United States, the Town of Eatonville.  Listen to how they propose change that residents can depend on.Join Rod Love, Greg Jackson and the entire Let’s Talk Nation on LET’S TALK ABOUT IT, every Monday from 7:00pm to 8:00pm on 1680am WOKB, online at www.wokbradio.com, on Facebook @letstalknationusa or call-in to 407-894-1680. LET’S TALK ABOUT IT is the can’t miss radio show that will blow your mind!***** Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here Rod LoveHosts Rod Love and Greg Jackson are well-known figures in Apopka. Love is a local businessman, was the co-chair of the Apopka Task Force against Violence, and was formerly the Orange County District 2 Commissioner. Jackson is a local attorney that ran for the Florida Legislature in 2016 for District 45, which includes a part of Apopka.The show airs on WOKB 1680AM on Mondays from 7-8 PM. You may also stream it online here.Let’s Talk About It describes itself as a show in search of results-oriented solutions. It tackles important subjects such as crime in urban communities, jobs, business growth, relationship with the police, transitioning from a mom and pop proprietorship to mom and pop incorporation and a whole lot of other action initiatives that affect the quality of life of individuals and families are the major focus. Its goal is to develop an understanding of the everyday needs and issues of people and assist in empowering them with the necessary information or motivation towards addressing such needs, all with the support of professionals or experts who will be the show’s guests.Greg Jackson  Let’s Talk About It has an interactive style of information sharing that is both entertaining and educational.  It acts as a vehicle for civic and faith-based organizations, small businesses and everyday citizens to be able to work together to foster a progressive development of communities’ interactivity with one another.To join the conversation tonight, call Let’s Talk About It at 407-894-1680. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

Garden House / James Design Studio

first_img Year:  Landscape: Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Australia Garden House / James Design StudioSave this projectSaveGarden House / James Design Studio ArchDaily Manufacturers: GRAPHISOFT, David Trubridge, Fisher & Paykel, K&K Shopfitters, KWC, Oliveri, Studio Italia design, ARC PANEL CopyAbout this officeJames Design StudioOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPymbleAustraliaPublished on April 12, 2019Cite: “Garden House / James Design Studio” 12 Apr 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassHanging LampsVibiaHanging Lamp – VOLConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionBricksFeldhaus KlinkerThin Bricks – ClassicGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing for Interior DesignWoodStructureCraftEngineering – FootbridgesAluminium CompositesCymat Technologies Ltd.Bundang Doosan Tower – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamTable LampsRoss GardamDesk Lamp – OraMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/914935/garden-house-james-design-studio Clipboard Area:  280 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Products used in this ProjectRenders / 3D AnimationGRAPHISOFTVirtual Building Software – Archicad 22Engineering:Dambrosio ConsultingCity:PymbleCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Simon WhitbreadText description provided by the architects. A new house in the suburbs of Sydney’s upper north shore using vernacular forms and simple gables defined by differing materials with a link in the middle giving a glimpse of what lies beyond while providing a framework for privacy. The plan wraps around landscaped courtyards connecting internal spaces that engage with the outdoors. Located in a leafy suburban area surrounded by simple post-war cottages, the architects found it very important to design a house which was contemporary in nature but did not stand out obnoxiously amongst its more traditional neighbors.Save this picture!© Simon WhitbreadSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Simon WhitbreadThe shape of the design was born from the concept of creating a simple gable form which was to be split down the middle and divide in two. These two separate forms were to be joined with a single story glazed walkway. From the street, onlookers would be able to, through this walkway, glimpse the more contemporary forms beyond. Located on a long, skinny lot, the architects used this opportunity to take advantage of the site’s north-northwesterly orientation. The layout and footprint of the house were born from passive design principles.Save this picture!© Simon WhitbreadThe main living areas were to face this orientation with large amounts of glazing inviting the desirable northern winter sun to enter. Carefully calculated overhanging awning roofs to the ground and first-floor windows were designed to block out any undesirable, summer sun. Small blade walls were to surround these glazed openings and block the western sun in the summer months. Through these glazed elements, at the ground floor, the internal spaces give out onto the long north facing deck which overlooks the pool and provides a strong connection to the garden.Save this picture!© Simon WhitbreadSave this picture!Concept/Context DiagramSave this picture!© Simon WhitbreadAdditional to the abovementioned passive design considerations, photovoltaic panels and rainwater tanks were installed out of sight, sized to meet the client’s everyday requirements. The contrasting textural palette of the house’s exterior was fundamental to the success of the finished design. The 3 main finishes were to be painted brick, raw timber, and glass. The brickwork is reflective of the surrounding suburban homes which are primarily faced brick in appearance. The raw timber finish reflects the tall gums which predominate, giving the neighborhood its unique and distinctive character. Save this picture!© Simon WhitbreadProject gallerySee allShow lessTiger Prawn Renovation / WOWOWA ArchitectsSelected ProjectsFurniture Showroom and Café / Architects H2LSelected Projects Share Builder: “COPY” Photographscenter_img Photographs:  Simon Whitbread Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects Lead Architects: Jonathan James (James Design Studio) Garden House / James Design Studio Peter Pudge Gardens Architects: James Design Studio Area Area of this architecture project 2018 “COPY” CopyHouses•Pymble, Australia Kearey Construction Save this picture!© Simon Whitbread+ 20Curated by Paula Pintos Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/914935/garden-house-james-design-studio Clipboardlast_img read more

The Condestable’s House / Tabuenca & Leache, Arquitectos

first_imgCopyAbout this officeTabuenca & Leache, ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasWoodPamplonaTabuenca & LeacheArchitect Office3D ModellingIcebergTimberSpainPublished on September 12, 2019Cite: “The Condestable’s House / Tabuenca & Leache, Arquitectos” [Casa del Condestable / Tabuenca & Leache, Arquitectos] 11 Sep 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?西班牙旧建筑改造 Casa del Condestable / Tabuenca & Leache, Arquitectos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 The Condestable’s House / Tabuenca & Leache, ArquitectosSave this projectSaveThe Condestable’s House / Tabuenca & Leache, ArquitectosSave this picture!© Luis Prieto+ 37Curated by Clara Ott Share CopyHouses•Pamplona, Spain Spain Year:  “COPY” 2008 Architects: Tabuenca & Leache, Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Houses The Condestable’s House / Tabuenca & Leache, Arquitectos Save this picture!© Luis PrietoText description provided by the architects. This was a project to restore an old sixteenth-century palatial mansion, which was in ruins and had undergone major renovations and alterations over time, particularly during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.Save this picture!© Luis PrietoRecommended ProductsWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensThrough an extensive cleaning and restoration process, the building´s original appearance and size resurfaced, exposing the old wood-paneled ceilings that were hidden behind false ones throughout all of the rooms.Save this picture!© Luis PrietoSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Luis PrietoThis architectural intervention was mostly focused on the central core consisting of the main courtyard (whose original stone columns were conserved) and a small backyard.Save this picture!© Luis PrietoWithout yielding to a contemporary aesthetic, the intervention sustains the natural continuity between the old and the new, which is established through the materials that have been used: wood, terracotta and lime mortars and plaster.It currently houses a cultural centre in Pamplona´s old quarter, including exhibition halls for events, meetings, workshops or other activities, as well as a computer lab and library and administrative municipal offices.Originally published on 9 August, 2013Save this picture!© Luis PrietoProject gallerySee allShow lessHideout Falcon / Studio WNASelected ProjectsComprehensive Information Building of Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport / Wuhan…Selected Projects Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/413286/the-condestable-s-house-tabuenca-and-leache-arquitectos Clipboard ArchDaily Area:  6819 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/413286/the-condestable-s-house-tabuenca-and-leache-arquitectos Clipboard Projectslast_img read more

A Guide to Local Trusts in Greater London

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Community fundraising Funding  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A Guide to Local Trusts in Greater Londoncenter_img Howard Lake | 1 July 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

The star behind the stripes

first_imgFacebook Linkedin Twitter Facebook Meet the 2021 Student Body Officer Candidates Olivia Waleshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/olivia-wales/ printA sea of purple floods into Amon G. Carter stadium, creating a heartbeat that pulses louder and louder with each passing minute under the blaze of the Texas sun. Of course, he’s there. He’s the first student at every TCU game, and the last to leave. Three purple “TCU” letters are likely painted on the back of his head. His vibrant purple and white striped overalls are a magnet for every eye, as he signals the next move for the purple sea of Horned Frog faithful. He is Patton Maynard, a fourth-generation Horned Frog and Fort Worth native who was born throwing up the “Go Frogs” hand sign. “He has the most school spirit of anyone I’ve ever seen in my life,” said Canali Miller, a fellow Dutchmen and senior musical theatre major. “He takes charge.” Patton Maynard leads the TCU student section at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Photo courtesy of Patton Maynard.A change in spiritGrowing up, Maynard, a senior political science and musical theatre double major, remembers a lack of spirit in the TCU student section. He arrived on campus determined to change that. Maynard formed a group called the Dutchmen, a spirit organization he named for former head coach Dutch Meyer, who led TCU football to two national championships in 1935 and 1938.He is now the head Dutchman and pushes to make the Dutchmen an official part of TCU athletics, like the cheerleaders and Rangers. The Dutchmen are at every TCU basketball and football game in the front row wearing purple and white striped overalls, leading the chants and preserving traditions while creating new ones, such as the Riff Ram chant. Maynard emphasizes that the Dutchmen are not student section leaders, but a student culture. “It’s the culture of TCU, it’s the history of TCU, it’s the camaraderie of TCU,” Maynard said. “Our point is to help create and encourage camaraderie.”‘A bald kid with a big smile’While Maynard has always loved the Horned Frogs, he hasn’t always been so extroverted. Throughout elementary school, Maynard was shy with a lisp. Sometimes people questioned if he was mute. “My sister used to talk for me because of my severe lisp,” Maynard said. “I would give her a look and she knew exactly what I wanted to say, so she would just say it for me.”The two of them were “inseparable,” Maynard said. When he was in elementary school, he was diagnosed with alopecia. The autoimmune disease, which affects nearly 7 million Americans, causes hair loss on the scalp and face. “I don’t know where I would be today without this illness,” Maynard said. Maynard said he became extroverted and gained self-confidence when he shaved his head in seventh grade.“I wanted to choose to make it something that I was happy about, I was proud about,” Patton MaynardPatton Maynard cheers on the Horned Frogs at a football game. Photo courtesy of Patton Maynard.John Walker, senior political science major and a childhood friend of Maynard’s, said when he met Maynard, he saw a “bald kid with a big smile.”“At the end of our first conversation, he said, ‘By the way, I don’t have cancer,’” Walker said. The two went on to be close high school friends at Lake Country Christian High School and college friends at TCU.“Alopecia hasn’t stopped him at all,” Walker said. “Nothing can phase him after that.”‘This is who I am’As a child, Maynard watched his sister, Megan Maynard, perform in dance recitals at Ed Landreth Hall. Today, she is a dancer at Disney World and Maynard is performing in his own shows at Ed Landreth. Maynard in a play. Photo courtesy of Patton Maynard.His love of theatre was sparked at summer camp. Then, in fourth grade, his teacher encouraged him to try out for a musical – he earned the lead.After that musical, and throughout his time in high school, Maynard continued earning big leads in shows such as “State Fair” and “Beauty and the Beast”. His last high school show, “Titanic”, moved him to audition for TCU’s musical theatre program just days before the deadline.“I realized that this isn’t something I just like to do, this is who I am,” Patton MaynardAt TCU, Maynard has performed in “The Real Inspector Hound.”“He is a very animated human being,” Miller said. “Also, he’s always on the move, always doing something for someone.”Nothing halfway“If I am asked to do something, I don’t do it halfway- no matter what it is,” Maynard said. “If you’re in a play and you have one line, don’t go out there and just throw that one line away. It’s important, it’s in there for a reason.”From working as a Frog Camp facilitator to serving as the student outreach chair for Student Government Association and becoming a member of Phi Kappa Sigma, Maynard values commitment to his passions. Maynard and his frog campers at Frog Camp Cultura. Photo courtesy of Patton Maynard.Maynard attended a celebratory dinner after initiation into Phi Kappa Sigma on February 12, 2019. Photo courtesy of Patton Maynard.Maynard, three-year SGA College of Fine Arts representative, speaks at an SGA meeting. Photo courtesy of SGA. As an incoming first-year student, Frog Camp Alpine was a catalyst for Maynard’s leadership at TCU.“He was super confident and outgoing at Frog Camp,” said Audrey Spiller, senior nursing major. “He was a natural leader.”Maynard later facilitated Frog Camps Cultura, Summit and Alpine, where he has encouraged numerous first-year students. “He can be high energy but he can also be super intentional and can have a one-on-one conversation with anyone,” Miller said. Margaret Koopman, senior movement science major, facilitated Frog Camp Cultura with Maynard during summer 2018. “Patton’s outgoing, amiable nature drew people in, both frog campers and facilitators,” Koopman said. “He truly cared about every individual there, and was always doing something to help someone else.”However, as Maynard enters his senior year, his legacy lies in the organization he brought to life: the Dutchmen. “Nothing would make me happier than coming back to campus in 50 years and seeing the Dutchmen, in their purple and white overalls, doing the exact same thing,” Maynard said. + posts World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Olivia Waleshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/olivia-wales/ Linkedin ReddIt Twitter Olivia Waleshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/olivia-wales/ ReddIt NewsCampus NewsLiving LegacySportsTop StoriesThe star behind the stripesBy Olivia Wales – August 30, 2019 2261 Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Olivia is a journalism major from Fayetteville, Arkansas. She enjoys running, hiking and planning adventures with her friends. When she is not writing, you can find her at the TCU Recreation Center, fiercely competing in any intramural sport. Chemistry professor misses first TCU basketball home game in 40 years due to pandemic restrictions TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ‘Horned Frogs lead the way’: A look at TCU’s ROTC programs Olivia Waleshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/olivia-wales/ Previous articleSoccer dominates home opener in 6-0 win over Sam Houston StateNext articleVolleyball begins season with sweep over High Point Olivia Wales RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Olivia Wales Lessons of perseverancelast_img read more