All posts tagged: loyalty

Trump makes a plea for Taylor Swift’s loyalty in pre-Super Bowl post to Truth Social

Trump makes a plea for Taylor Swift’s loyalty in pre-Super Bowl post to Truth Social

[ad_1] With Super Bowl LVIII just hours away, former President Donald Trump seems to be spending his day in much the same way as everyone else, thinking about Taylor Swift.  In a post to Truth Social made just before noon on Sunday, Trump makes a plea for her loyalty while taking credit for some of her financing, writing, “I signed and was responsible for the Music Modernization Act for Taylor Swift and all other Musical Artists. Joe Biden didn’t do anything for Taylor, and never will. There’s no way she could endorse Crooked Joe Biden, the worst and most corrupt President in the History of our Country, and be disloyal to the man who made her so much money. Besides that, I like her boyfriend, Travis, even though he may be a Liberal, and probably can’t stand me!” As Politico points out, in late January, “a New York Times report that Biden’s campaign was looking to court Swift’s endorsement fueled a chain of conspiracies, including one that the NFL postseason was rigged to favor the Chiefs so …

Flaunt raises .8M for enterprise loyalty cloud for Roblox and Shopify Plus

Flaunt raises $1.8M for enterprise loyalty cloud for Roblox and Shopify Plus

[ad_1] Are you looking to showcase your brand in front of the gaming industry’s top leaders? Learn more about GamesBeat Summit sponsorship opportunities here.  Flaunt has raised $1.8 million in funding to boost its enterprise loyalty cloud for Roblox and Shopify Plus. Indianapolis, Indiana-based Flaunt got funding in a round led by High Alpha, with participation from Square Deal Capital, Service Provider Capital, and executives at Roblox, among others. The additional funding is set to propel Flaunt’s growth and advance its mission to improve digital loyalty programs for enterprise clients. Launched in 2023, Flaunt has become a player in the loyalty cloud arena, offering AI-powered insights, personalized campaign creation, and seamless social integrations. The platform has partnered with Hilton, PepsiCo, Lamborghini, and Barefaced, driving notable return on investment (ROI). GB Event GamesBeat Summit Call for Speakers We’re thrilled to open our call for speakers to our flagship event, GamesBeat Summit 2024 hosted in Los Angeles, where we will explore the theme of “Resilience and Adaption”.  Apply to speak here Flaunt’s progress Flaunt established the first …

US military academies renew focus on loyalty to Constitution

US military academies renew focus on loyalty to Constitution

[ad_1] WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — For 75 minutes, Maj. Joe Amoroso quizzed his students in SS202, American Politics, about civilian leadership of the military, the trust between the armed forces and the public, and how the military must not become a partisan tool. There was one answer, he said, that would always be acceptable in his class filled with second-year students at the U.S. Military Academy. Hesitantly, one cadet offered a response: “The Constitution.” “Yes,” Amoroso said emphatically. His message to the students, known as yearlings, was simple: Their loyalty is “not about particular candidates. It’s not a particular person or personality that occupies these positions. It’s about the Constitution.” The emphasis for the next generation of military officers that their loyalty must be focused on the nation’s democratic underpinnings rather than on any individual is a reflection of how the armed forces are being forced to deal with America’s deep political polarization at a time when trust in traditional institutions is eroding. The role of the military in particular has come under scrutiny …

US Military Academies Focus on Oaths and Loyalty to Constitution as Political Divisions Intensify

US Military Academies Focus on Oaths and Loyalty to Constitution as Political Divisions Intensify

[ad_1] WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — For 75 minutes, Maj. Joe Amoroso quizzed his students in SS202, American Politics, about civilian leadership of the military, the trust between the armed forces and the public, and how the military must not become a partisan tool. There was one answer, he said, that would always be acceptable in his class filled with second-year students at the U.S. Military Academy. Hesitantly, one cadet offered a response: “The Constitution.” “Yes,” Amoroso said emphatically. His message to the students, known as yearlings, was simple: Their loyalty is “not about particular candidates. It’s not a particular person or personality that occupies these positions. It’s about the Constitution.” The emphasis for the next generation of military officers that their loyalty must be focused on the nation’s democratic underpinnings rather than on any individual is a reflection of how the armed forces are being forced to deal with America’s deep political polarization at a time when trust in traditional institutions is eroding. Political Cartoons Trump’s rhetoric about top commanders also has raised concerns. …

UK’s top mobile firms face £3.3bn class action lawsuit over ‘loyalty penalties’ | Telecommunications industry

[ad_1] The UK’s biggest mobile phone companies face a £3.3bn class action lawsuit alleging that long-standing customers are being ripped off by “loyalty penalties”, under which the same services are offered to new customers at a better price to lure them from rivals. The legal action, which has been brought by the campaigner Justin Gutmann and the law firm Charles Lyndon, targets BT-owned EE, Vodafone, Three and O2, which is part of Virgin Media O2. It alleges that the UK’s four largest mobile phone operators overcharge customers by continuing to take payments for their handsets as part of their bills after they have paid them off at the end of their initial contract. Concern over telecoms pricing has been mounting during the cost of living crisis, with mobile and broadband operators under investigation by the regulator, Ofcom. Consumer campaigners meanwhile are concerned that a proposed merger between Vodafone and the smallest operator, Three, could reduce competition on pricing by bringing the number of mobile network operators down from four to three. Loyalty penalties were the …

Trump’s Loyalty Only Goes One Way

Trump’s Loyalty Only Goes One Way

[ad_1] The symmetry is striking: two lawyers, two different eras of Donald Trump’s career, and two courtrooms in different regions of the country. The lessons from Jenna Ellis and Michael Cohen, however, are the same. Loyalty to Trump is seldom returned, with disastrous results for those who offer it. In an Atlanta courtroom today, Jenna Ellis, a former attorney for Trump, pleaded guilty to a single felony count of aiding and abetting false statements. She agreed to five years’ probation and will pay restitution and testify in future cases. Ellis is the third lawyer—following Sidney Powell and Kenneth Chesebro—to plead guilty in the past week as part of the wide-reaching racketeering case over attempts to subvert the 2020 presidential election. But she is the first to make a statement in court as she entered her plea, and what she said was revealing. “As an attorney who is also a Christian, I take my responsibilities as a lawyer very seriously and I endeavor to be a person of sound moral and ethical character in all of …

How can you really get to know a person? Ask to see their loyalty cards | Emma Beddington

[ad_1] Show me your loyalty cards and I’ll tell you who you are. I’ve got Waitrose, plastic and app – the middle-class membership card – and Nectar, although somehow never when I need it. There is Lakeland (middle-age membership), and I am custodian of the household holy of holies, the Go Outdoors card and keyring fob, because if my spouse can’t spontaneously snap up a bargain fleece, he gets twitchy. Space NK has vanished, its emails offering a ghostly digital reminder of a time when I cared about my appearance, and I fell off the Boots Advantage treadmill years ago. Flygskam put paid to Air Miles, and Eurostar is too confusing (non, I don’t know my mot de passe). I have two fully stamped cards for the place I get vegan cakes – those women see me more than my family do – meaning I have earned two free vegan afternoon teas (don’t all rush at once). I’ve been a tenth of the way to a free item of dry-cleaning for years and the ear-suctioning …

Digested week: Rudy Giuliani still hoping for his Trump loyalty to pay | Emma Brockes

[ad_1] Monday Donald Trump’s legal woes grow in Georgia, as the former president faces new charges of election interference, bringing his total felony count to 91 and returning his co-defendant – former Time magazine Person of the Year (2001), Rudy Giuliani – to the headlines. Like a Jane Austen heroine who allies herself with a plainer girl to accentuate her own charms, Trump’s proximity to Giuliani has the extraordinary effect of making him, temporarily at least, seem like not the worst or weirdest guy in the room. In a prepared statement, Giuliani called his own indictment in the Georgia election scandal “the next chapter in a book of lies with the purpose of framing President Donald Trump” – or as Daniel C Richman, Giuliani’s former colleague at the US attorney’s office, characterised it to the New York Times, “his sad commitment to be relevant”. It is almost poignant to watch, as if in slow motion, the unavoidable final stages of Giuliani’s decision eight years ago to throw his lot in with Trump play out. Too …

Employee Realizes That New Hires Are Being Paid Double His Salary Despite 9 Years Of Loyalty

Employee Realizes That New Hires Are Being Paid Double His Salary Despite 9 Years Of Loyalty

[ad_1] Many people in the workforce stay with their jobs long-term, believing that the commitment they have shown will be rewarded with fair pay, advancement opportunities, and job satisfaction. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. One man found out the hard way that sometimes loyal employees are taken for granted, leaving them feeling undervalued. An employee found out the new hires at his job were being paid double his salary, despite him being there for 9 years. The distraught employee took to Reddit to vent about the toll it took on his morale to find out his employer didn’t appreciate him as much as he thought they did. He began by explaining that Human Resources recently asked workers to refer qualified candidates for new jobs in the same role he was currently in. The workload had increased and they needed more help. It’s normal for companies to want to hire extra employees when there is more work to do, but what happened next truly horrified him. RELATED: After Being Denied A Raise For Two Years, …

Daily Crunch: Chase and DoorDash deliver new co-branded credit card with loyalty rewards

Daily Crunch: Chase and DoorDash deliver new co-branded credit card with loyalty rewards

[ad_1] To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PST, subscribe here. Have we told you lately that we love you? Well, we do. For ’tis March, and spring is almost here. Breathe in and check the <checks notes> smell of snow? Good heavens, what’s going on with this weather? Enough of that, let’s March on with the tech news. — Christine and Haje The TechCrunch Top 3 That’s some delicious credit: If you’re a fan of DoorDash and credit card rewards, the delivery giant now has its own co-branded credit card with Chase. There are indeed some nice perks that come with being a cardholder, but we’ll let Aisha tell you more. Elon Musk’s favorite day: By the time this hits your inbox, this may have already happened, but today is Tesla Investor Day. Kirsten has your inside scoop on how to watch and what to expect. Better late than never: Revolut’s annual report for 2021 is out, and while Romain writes …