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[Winners Announced] Payback Charity vote June 2018
We have our winners . Thank you all for voting over the last couple of weeks, we've had a brilliant amount of participation and we have two clear standouts at the top of the table for the charity donation. The two charities that will receive member Payback this time around are:
Now all you need to do is choose to give your Payback to charity. If you want to support these brilliant causes, all you need to do is head to your Payback page and make your selection. We match every donation that you make, so if you choose charities, you can double your contribution.
Say hello to more data on our £5 & £7.50 goodybags and other important goodybag changes
In February, giffgaff added unlimited minutes and in March we added +1 GB extra data for when you run out. But the community wanted more changes and giffgaff have listened to us and have made these 7 changes:
When do the changes happen? 11 July. From this date, when your next goodybag starts, you’ll simply start to enjoy the new data allowance (if your goodybag is one of the ones that is changing). Our terms and conditions can be found here and will be updated to reflect this change on 11th July. Recurring goodybags and queued goodybags are unaffected by the change. To find out all about these changes and more the others, head over here for the full details.
Reminder: dates for Payback earned between December 2017 and May 2018
Three important notes:
For all the fine details, have a look at the announcement thread here.
Welcome to the June 2018 Creative Writing Challenge!
Changes / Idea Updates
New / Old / Amazing Ideas (written by ijustcantdoit)
This week's featured photo is Butterfly by @sillygilly21. Some of the comments were "Nice photo of a male orange tip butterfly" (4128334), "Really lovely" (frenchielove), "Well caught!" (jeanlk), "Lovely shot" (usamakhokar), "Lovely" (kazkat1), "That's a fab picture, thanks for sharing" (anth006) & "Great photo" (oliverspooner).
Click here to see the original post. Thanks to all you giffgaffers... Great pictures as usual.
OnePlus 6 - Hit The Market Running
You may recall that a while ago I reported on the up and coming phone manufacturer, OnePlus. Well, last month it released it's flagship phone, the 6, which completely took the market by storm.
The small Chinese firm, headed by Pete Lau, has been working away on it's technologies like no other manufacturer. It completely changed how the world saw the Chinese phone market, from cheap plastic flip phones, to new-age, groundbreaking technology that rivals established competitors.
Recently, the company's CEO spoke to Business Insider and revealed that the OnePlus 6 had achieved an outstanding one million unit sales during it's first month on the market. If OnePlus keeps up this consistency, it is likely to become a largely influential competitor on the world stage. The firm is already deemed by many as a hardy competitor to the likes of Apple.
VAR at the World Cup: What is the technology being used in Russia and how does it work?
The World Cup will put the greatest footballing nations on Earth to the test. But there is another trial happening, perhaps just as important and even more controversial: that of VAR, or the video assistant referee. The technology is being used at the World Cup for the first ever time, and has the potential to fundamentally change games.
How does it work?
There are 13 officials who can be chosen as the video assistant referee. They will all sit in a special hub in Moscow – no matter where the game is happening – and they will do so wearing their full kit, as if they were ready to jump onto the pitch at any time. one will be chosen for each game, and they will have a team of three assistants. In there, they will receive a stream from inside the stadium, which is made up of the view from a whole host of cameras – including slow motion ones – which the referees can flick between.
The VAR will watch the whole of each game. If they see something wrong, they can flag it to the referee; if the referee thinks something is wrong, he can get in touch with the VAR. Either way, the VAR is only advisory. Any decision ultimately rests with the referee, even if he has advised the opposite way by the VAR.
What can be referred to the video referee?
Fifa might have allowed the technology into the World Cup. But they have severely limited the kinds of decisions it can actually be used for. In total, there are four different sorts of incident that can be reviewed:
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I would like to say a BIG BIG
Well done The gaff team..
I have to @willp789 as he has now been the Editor of The gaff for exactly a year today.
So I would like to well done from me. Will you've done us proud Good Job buddy.
Let's also not forget all the other members of giffgaff that have also contributed to The gaff over the last year too Well done to all of you too.
great work folks.👍🏻
Also I've popped in and add a little photo challenge in the photography board anyone is welcome to join in and have a go Horses for courses challenge.
On now in the photography board. Join in here Let's see and share some of your favourite animals. August challenge.