Online directories – The Directories http://thedirectories.org/ Sun, 03 Oct 2021 17:14:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://thedirectories.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/icon-7-150x150.png Online directories – The Directories http://thedirectories.org/ 32 32 Thoughts: city directories are a wealth of information https://thedirectories.org/thoughts-city-directories-are-a-wealth-of-information/ Fri, 01 Oct 2021 18:03:14 +0000 https://thedirectories.org/thoughts-city-directories-are-a-wealth-of-information/ Breadcrumb Links Opinion Column Author of the article: Guest column Release date : 01 Oct 2021 • 26 minutes ago • 4 minutes to read • Join the conversation Vernon Directories can provide a rich mine of information for researchers and archivists. Stratford-Perth Archives jpg, SF Content of the article Jennifer georgiou Advertising This ad […]]]>

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In 1924 John Richea was living at 242 rue Huron Stratford and working at the Stratford Beacon Herald linotypist. Her next door neighbor, at 323 Huron Street, was Mrs. Mary Kinsman, widow of William J. Kinsman. Down the street at 286 Huron St., at the corner of Huron and Avondale, their neighbor was Herber JL Eedy, the owner of Eedy’s Bakery at 27 Market Place, where he sold bread, cakes and other baked goods .

How can we find out as much information, especially when 1924 was not a census year? Directories of the city of Vernon of course! Directories can help fill in the gaps between censuses and help track family members or local businesses on an annual basis.

City directories were a popular form of publication from the mid-1870s until the mid-2010s. Each general directory contained both an alphabetical listing of all residents by name and a listing of residents by street . It also included a business index and various commercials for local businesses on each page.

The first two directories of the city of Stratford – 1876 and 1880-1881 – were compiled and published by William W. Evans. The third was published in 1896 by Union Publishing Company. From 1898 and beyond, the directories were published by Vernon Directories cities.

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Vernon Directories was started by Henry Vernon (1850-1919) who was born in Kent, England. Around 1874, he immigrated to Hamilton, Ont., And began working for William Henry Irwin. William Irwin (1832-1900), originally from Ireland, had been publishing yearbooks for about 30 years in many cities, including Toronto, Hamilton and Montreal. Vernon began to take over the business in 1897 and around the established publishing Henry Vernon & Son.

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Vernon ran the business until his death in 1919. His son, Alfred Vernon (1882-1941) then took over as heir to the company. Alfred eventually became president of the Canadian division of the Association of North American Directory Publishers for a period while retaining the Vernon directories. In 1933 Vernon moved the Hamilton office from Lister Block to 29-31 Rebecca St. The directory printer also moved from Hamilton Typesetting Company to Griffin & Richmond Company Limited.

Over the next several decades, Vernon Directories became a subsidiary of many other companies while maintaining its brand name Vernon. Some of the owners include: Richmond Brothers (Bert and Ken), owners of ca. 1941 to 1955; Seldon’s family, including Don Seldon, David Seldon and Seldon Stuart 1955-2009; and finally, the last owners from 2009 to 2016, Wally and Beth Cooper.

The Stratford-Perth Archives is proud to announce that its Historical Directories for the City of Stratford are now also available to all researchers on its website. To access it, you can navigate to the Archives home page at www.stratfordpertharchives.on.ca, then click on the “Finding Aids and Digital Collections” tab or the “Stratford Digital Directories” tab. “. Once the page has loaded, please scroll down and open the first tab under the Digital Collections’ section titled City of Stratford Directories. You can find all the directories listed by year. Some of the directories are keyword search, please click Ctrl + F on your keyboard to bring up the search bar in the document once it has opened in a new browser window. Please note that this is not a complete collection of Vernon Directories for the City of Stratford, as the Archives only digitized and downloaded all issues previously available on microfiche until 1997.

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Another important addition is “coming soon” to the digital collections section of the Stratford-Perth Archives website. Families of Perth County is a project to locate, preserve and share photos and related material relating to the lives of several families in Perth County. This project is the work of Robert McEwan, who is a descendant of these families. Robert spent countless hours in scanning and identifying photographs and searching for family ties. This collection includes 20 families: Ballantyne, Barton, Blacklock, Fulcher, Hearn, Hemsley, Holmes, Irvine, Johnston, McEwan, Moses, Moore, Murphy, Pearn, Rolston, Schwindt, Smart, Stewart, Struthers and White.

The collection consists of approximately 4,000 photographs, many of which were taken in Perth County at places such as Listowel, Mitchell, Milverton, Monkton, Stratford and St. Marys by professional and amateur photographers. In addition to photographs, several families have also preserved important documents, including wills, notes, funeral cards, postcards, newspaper clippings and letters, which are also included in this collection. In some cases, copies of birth, death and marriage records, and various census pages have been added for context. Each family is organized in a folder with two sections – the first is a family tree and the second section contains a table that lists family photographs and archival documents that are also included in the collection. Please note that this project is a work in progress and as such six of the 20 families are ready to be published online. New families will be added as they are completed.

The Stratford-Perth Archives are open to individual research appointment. Phone and email service is also an option. Please contact us to make an appointment to use the collections or to meet with the archivist to discuss possible donations of archival material. We can be reached at 519-271-0531 ext. 259 or archives@perthcounty.ca.

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or, the High-IQ Directories, Listings, Rankings https://thedirectories.org/or-the-high-iq-directories-listings-rankings/ Fri, 01 Oct 2021 09:34:02 +0000 https://thedirectories.org/?p=422 One of the great wildernesses of the international high-IQ communities, as delineated cells of IQ test-takers with scores on a variety of tests at a range of rarities with generalized and specialized communities, are the high-IQ directories, listings, and rankings. With each, they tend to list from highest to lowest scores as reported on a […]]]>

One
of the great wildernesses of the international high-IQ communities, as
delineated cells of IQ test-takers with scores on a variety of tests at a range
of rarities with generalized and specialized communities, are the high-IQ
directories, listings, and rankings.

With
each, they tend to list from highest to lowest scores as reported on a variety
of tests. In turn, this means the directories and the listings can be
considered directories and listings, generically, and rankings, specifically.

Therefore, for most, the most precise terminology would be “rankings” rather than “directories” or “listings.” Although, all terms work in the patois of the high-IQ community if not considering differences in generic or specific implied meanings.

This article will explore some of them[1]. Those rankings include ESOTERIQ Society of Masaaki Yamauchi (incorporative of some of the Giga Society of Paul Cooijmans), GENIUS High IQ Network of Dr. Iakovos Koukas, GFIS IQ List/Dinghong Yao IQ Ranking List of Dinghong Yao, GIFTED High IQ Network of Dr. Iakovos Koukas, Hall of IQ Scores of Konstantinos Ntalachanis, Hall of Sophia of Guillermo Alejandro Escárcega Pliego, HRIQ Ranking List of Qiao Hansheng, Mahir Wu Ranking List of Mahir Wu, Real IQ Listing of Dr. Ivan Ivec, Svenska IQ-Listan of Hans Sjöberg and Alexi Edin, VeNuS Ranking List of Domagoj Kutle/Domagoj Domo Kutle, WIQF Listing[2] of Marco Ripà and Dr. Manahel Thabet, World Famous IQ Scores of Dr. Ivan Ivec, World Genius Directory of Jason Betts, and World Highest IQ Scores of Mislav Predavec.

For
some further information with most actual or potential founding dates, and
founders, and two highest score claimants at present, associated tests, scores,
and standard deviations, please see further below:

ESOTERIQ Society of Masaaki Yamauchi founded in 2001 with the highest claimed scores at an IQ of 194.68 (S.D. 15) on the CIT5 by Dr. Heinrich Siemens and on RIDDLES by Yukun Wang. Its website stated:

The ESOTERIQ membership is separated into either the GIGA society members or non-the GIGA society members.  Any GIGA member is always automatically welcomed to the ESOTERIQ society.    

Non-GIGA members are required belonging to at least one of the following societies in advance and one test would be limited only per one candidate. Hence, the same tests are prohibited to be listed for the different individuals. 

A member or subscriber of the OLYMPIQ society (above IQ190.sd15 performance) 

A listed member of the World Genius Directory(above IQ190.sd15 performance) 

A non-belonging candidate of the above may also be considered on a case by case basis. 

WAIS-Ⅳ and Stanford-Binet-Ⅴ are invalid as the ESOTERIQ membership. 

The membership fee is free. 

Contact: [email protected]

These
must be clerical errors, as the scores remain inclusive of IQs at 190 (S.D. 15)
and, therefore, should state “at or above” rather than “above” alone.

GENIUS High IQ Network of Dr. Iakovos Koukas founded in 2014 with the highest claimed score at an IQ of 208 (S.D. 15) on MATRIQ by Iakovos Koukas (first attempt) and the second-highest score at an IQ of 194 (S.D. 15) on MATRIQ by Tor Arne Jørgensen (second attempt).

GFIS IQ List/Dinghong Yao IQ Ranking List of Dinghong Yao founded in 2017 (maybe) with the highest claimed score at an IQ of 192 (S.D. 15) on the Logicaus Strictimanus 24 (LS24) by Mislav Predavec and the second-highest claimed scores at an IQ of 190+ (S.D. 15) on the Numerus Classic by Wen-Chin Sui and Challenger by Junxie Huang.

GIFTED High IQ Network of Dr. Iakovos Koukas founded in 2014 with the highest claimed score at an IQ of 208 (S.D. 15) on MATRIQ by Iakovos Koukas (first attempt) and the second-highest score at an IQ of 194 (S.D. 15) on MATRIQ by Tor Arne Jørgensen (second attempt).

Hall of IQ Scores of Konstantinos Ntalachanis founded in 2016 with the highest score claimed at an IQ of 230 (S.D. 15) by Konstantinos Ntalachanis on the D.O.S. and a second-highest score claimed at an IQ of 216 (S.D. 15) by Ken Luo on RIDDLES.

Hall of Sophia of Guillermo Alejandro Escárcega Pliego
founded in 2019 (maybe) with the highest claimed scores on a variety of tests
differentiating historical and current figures, prominent and not.

HRIQ Ranking List of Qiao Hansheng with the highest claimed score at an IQ of 195+ (S.D. 15) on MATRIQ by Iakovos Koukas and the second-highest claimed score at an IQ of 191 (S.D. 15) on the Qoyman Multiple-Choice #3 by Dr. Evangelos Katsioulis.

Mahir
Wu Ranking List of Mahir Wu founded in 2017 (maybe) with the highest
claimed scores at an IQ of 190+ (S.D. 15) on Challenger by Junxie Huang and on
Free Fall (Part II) by Jose Gonzalez Molinero.

Real IQ Listing of Dr. Ivan Ivec (also links to Jason Betts) founded in 2012 (maybe) with the highest claimed score at an IQ of 181.20 (S.D. 15) by Luca Fiorani and the second-highest claimed score at an IQ of 174.90 (S.D. 15) by Erik Hæreid.

Svenska IQ-Listan of Hans Sjöberg and Alexi Edin founded in 2016 (maybe) with the highest claimed score at an IQ of 180 (S.D. 15) on the Cogitatus Logicae by Stefan Langemalm and the second-highest claimed score at an IQ of 172 (S.D. 15) on GENE V3 by Tonny Sellen.

VeNuS Ranking List of Domagoj Kutle/Domagoj Domo Kutle founded in 2017 (maybe). It utilizes an idea of Jason Betts of TrueIQ with the Venus score as a composite of the highest scores.

Although, as noted by Darryl Miyaguchi, in previous writings, this has antecedents in title, as stated in “A Short (and Bloody) History of the High I.Q. Societies” (2000), “The method, called the Ferguson formula, after George A. Ferguson, a well-known psychometrician, involves estimating the ‘true’ I.Q. that would be required to achieve high scores on imperfectly-correlated tests, which is generally higher than the average of the scores on the tests used.”

The highest claimed Venus score is 558 of Konstantinos Ntalachanis and the second-highest claimed Venus score is 552 of Dr. Heinrich Siemens.

WIQF Listing of Marco Ripà and Dr. Manahel Thabet founded in April 2014 with the highest claimed score at an IQ of 229.44 (S.D. 24)/ 180.90 (S.D. 15) on 1 unnamed test by Varidh Katiyar and the second-highest claimed score at an IQ of 220.00 (S.D. 24)/175 (S.D. 15) on 1 unnamed test by YoungHoon Kim/YoungHoon Bryan Kim.

World Famous IQ Scores of Dr. Ivan Ivec founded
in 2011 (maybe) with the highest claimed scores at an IQ of 190+ (S.D. 15) on
Numerus by Dong Khac Cuong and Tianxi Yu, on Free Fall Part II by José González
Molinero and Junxie Huang, and on Numerus Classic by Wen-Chin Sui.

World Genius Directory of Jason Betts founded in 2015 (maybe) with the highest claimed score at an IQ of 198 (S.D. 15) on the NVCP by Dr. Evangelos Katsioulis and the second-highest claimed score at an IQ of 195 (S.D. 15). on the CIT5 by Dr. Heinrich Siemens.

World Highest IQ Scores of Mislav Predavec[3] founded in 2007 with the highest claimed score at an IQ of 188 (S.D. 15) on the Ls 60 by Mislav Predavec and the second-highest claimed score at an IQ of 187.5 on the Logicaus strictimanus 24 by Mislav Predavec.

Based on these provisions, the founders of the rankings have a tendency to list themselves on the listings. In several, the founders rank themselves as the highest-scoring member of the ranking.

This happens with the GENIUS High IQ Network of Dr. Iakovos Koukas, GIFTED High IQ Network of Dr. Iakovos Koukas, Hall of IQ Scores of Konstantinos Ntalachanis, and World Highest IQ Scores of Mislav Predavec.

Now, a large number of rankings of the highest IQs, or the highest claimed IQs rather, exist online. Many at or above 6.00-sigma, in other words. When examining all of the above rankings, those individuals include the below names.

All,
according to the rankings themselves, the scores at or above 6.00-sigma with
individuals and tests if available, uncertain if all individuals themselves
make these claims. Therefore, consider the below relative only to the
individuated rankings in and of themselves, please:

ESOTERIQ Society of Masaaki Yamauchi

  • Dr. Heinrich Siemens (Germany) at 6.31-sigma on CIT-5 by Paul Cooijmans in 2020
  • Yukun Wang (China) at 6.31-sigma on RIDDLES by Konstantinos Ntalachanis in 2020
  • Mislav Predavec (Croatia) 6.13-sigma on LS24 by Robert Lato in 2010
  • Richard Rosner (U.S.A) 6.13-sigma on MATHEMA by Dr. Jason Betts in 2012
  • Dr. Evangelos Katsioulis (Greece) 6.06-sigma on QMC#3 by Paul Cooijmans in 2003
  • Christopher Harding (Australia) 6.06-sigma on SBIS-Oxford-Analysis-New-Zealand in 1976
  • Kenneth Ferrell (U.S.A) 6.00-sigma on HIEROGLYPHICA by Mislav Predavec in 2010
  • Dany Provost (Canada) 6.00-sigma on PIGS-1° by Paul Cooijmans in 2004
  • Junxie Huang (China) 6.00-sigma on CHALLENGER IQ TEST by Zoran Bijac in 2019
  • Jose Molinero (Spain) 6.00-sigma on FREE FALL PART-Ⅱ by Ivan Ivec in 2017
  • Wen Chin Sui (China) 6.00-sigma on NUMERUS CLASSIC by Ivan Ivec in 2017
  • Marios Prodromou (Cyprus) 6.00-sigma on MACH by Nickolas Soulios in 2018
  • Dong Khac Cuong (Vietnam) 6.00-sigma on NUMERUS by Ivan Ivec in 2019
  • Matthew Scillitani (U.S.A) 6.00-sigma on PM-QROSSWORDS by Paul Cooijmans in 2019
  • Thansie Yu (China) 6.00-sigma on N-WORLD by Mahir Wu in 2020
  • (YoungHoon Kim/YoungHoon Bryan Kim at 6.00-sigma or higher, potentially, formerly a member; no longer on the listing.)
  • (Cavan Cohoes at 6.00-sigma or higher, potentially, formerly a member; no longer on the listing.)
  • (Tanxi Yu at 6.00-sigma or higher, potentially, formerly a member; no longer on the listing.)
  • (Luca Fiorani at 6.00-sigma or higher, potentially, formerly a member; no longer on the listing.)
  • (Jose Molinero at 6.00-sigma or higher, potentially, formerly a member; no longer on the listing.)
  • (Junxie Huang at 6.00-sigma or higher, potentially, formerly a member; no longer on the listing.)
  • (Sanghyun Cho at 6.00-sigma or higher, potentially, formerly a member; no longer on the listing.)
  • (Dawid Skrzos at 6.00-sigma or higher, potentially, formerly a member; no longer on the listing.)

GENIUS
High IQ Network of Dr. Iakovos Koukas

  • Iakovos Koukas at 6.93-sigma on MATRIQ
  • Tor Arne
    Jorgensen at 6.27-sigma on MATRIQ
  • Jose G.
    Molinero at 6.00-sigma on FREE Fall Part II
  • Marios
    Prodromou at 6.00-sigma on MACH

GFIS IQ List/Dinghong Yao IQ Ranking List of Dinghong
Yao

  • Mislav Predavec
    at 6.13-sigma on Logicaus Strictimanus 24 (LS24)
  • Huang Junxie at
    6.00+-sigma on Challenger
  • Wen-Chin Sui at 6.00-sigma
    on Numerus Classic

GIFTED
High IQ Network of Dr. Iakovos Koukas

  • Iakovos Koukas
    at 6.93-sigma on MATRIQ
  • Tor Arne
    Jørgensen at 6.27-sigma on MATRIQ
  • Rick Rosner at
    6.13-sigma on Mathema
  • Jose G.
    Molinero at 6.00-sigma on FREE Fall P.II
  • Marios Prodromou
    at 6.00-sigma on MACH
  • Wen-Chin Sui at
    6.00-sigma on Numerus Classic

Hall of IQ
Scores of Konstantinos Ntalachanis

  • Konstantinos Ntalachanis at 8.67-sigma on D.O.S.
  • Wen Luo at 7.73-sigma on RIDDLES
  • Yukun Wang at 6.31-sigma on RIDDLES
  • Marios Prodromou at 6.00-sigma on MACH
  • Jose Gonzalez Molinero at 6.00-sigma on FREE Fall Part II
  • Junxie Huang at 6.00-sigma on Challenger
  • Konstantinos Ntalachanis at 6.00-sigma on Monster IQ Test

Hall of Sophia of Guillermo Alejandro Escárcega Pliego[5]

  • William James Sidis at unmeasurable sigma (no test named)
  • Dr. Evangelos Katsioulis at 6.375-sigma (should be 6.53-sigma) (no test named, probably NVCP-R)
  • Thomas R. A. Wolf at or above 6.00-sigma (no test named)
  • Andreas Gunnarsson at or above 6.00-sigma (no test named)
  • Scott Ben Durgin at or above 6.00-sigma (no test named)
  • Dany Provost at or above 6.00-sigma (no test named)
  • Rolf Mifflin at or above 6.00-sigma (no test named)
  • Paul Johns at or above 6.00-sigma (no test named)
  • Dr. Evangelos G. Katsioulis at or above 6.00-sigma (no test named)
  • Rick Rosner at or above 6.00-sigma (no test named)
  • Christopher Harding at or above 6.00-sigma (no test named)
  • Kevin Langdon at or above 6.00-sigma (no test named)

HRIQ
Ranking List of Qiao Hansheng

  • Iakovos Koukas at 6.93-sigma on MATRIQ
  • Dr. Evangelos Katsioulis at 6.06-sigma on Qoymans Multiple-Choice #3
  • José González Molinero at 6.00-sigma on FREE FALL (Part II)
  • Junxie Huang at 6.00-sigma on Challenger
  • Wen-Chin Sui at 6.00-sigma on Numerus Classic

Mahir Wu Ranking List of Mahir Wu

  • Junxie Huang at 6.00+-sigma on Challenger
  • José González Molinero at 6.00+-sigma on FREE FALL (Part II)
  • Mahir Wu at 6.00-sigma on Silent Numbers

Real IQ Listing
of Dr. Ivan Ivec

  • None claimed at or above 6.00-sigma.

Svenska IQ-Listan of Hans Sjöberg and Alexi Edin

  • None claimed at or above 6.00-sigma.

VeNuS Ranking List of Domagoj Kutle/Domagoj Domo Kutle[6]

  • None utilize a single score for a particular sigma claim. However, before, or in others:
  • Konstantinos Ntalachanis at 8.67-sigma on D.O.S.
  • Dr. Heinrich Siemens at 6.31-sigma on CIT-5
  • Tor Arne Jørgensen at 6.27-sigma on MATRIQ
  • Konstantinos Ntalachanis at 6.00-sigma on Monster IQ Test
  • Marios Prodromou at 6.00-sigma on MACH

WIQF Listing Marco Ripà and Dr. Manahel Thabet

  • None claimed at or above 6.00-sigma.

World Famous IQ Scores of Dr. Ivan Ivec

  • Dong Khac Cuong at 6.00+-sigma on Numerus
  • José González Molinero at 6.00+-sigma on FREE FALL (Part II)
  • Junxie Huang at 6.00+-sigma on FREE FALL (Part II)
  • Tanxi Yu at 6.00+-sigma on Numerus
  • Wen-Chin Sui at 6.00-sigma on Numerus Classic

World
Genius Directory of Jason Betts

  • Dr. Evangelos Katsioulis at 6.53-sigma on NVCP
  • Dr. Heinrich Siemens at 6.31-sigma on CIT-5
  • Rick Rosner at 6.13-sigma on Mathema
  • Mislav Predavec at 6.13-sigma on Logicaus Strictimanus 24 (LS24)
  • Kenneth Ferrell at 6.00-sigma on Hieroglyphica
  • Dany Provost at 6.00-sigma on PIGS1°
  • Wen-Chin Sui at 6.00-sigma on Numerus Classic
  • Marios Prodromou at 6.00-sigma on MACH
  • Cường Đồng at 6.00-sigma on Numerus

World
Highest IQ Scores of Mislav Predavec

None claimed above 6.00-sigma. However, one claimed at 187.5 (S.D. 15) on the website, on the Ls 24 or the Logicaus strictimanus 24 would match the same test as the World Genius Directory with the claimed score of 192 (S.D. 15).

The same test and different scores with the World Genius Directory claimed at 6.12-sigma and the World Highest IQ Scores claimed at 5.83-sigma. Both claimed scores by Mislav Predavec; these may represent different attempts or clerical errors.

In this
manner, we can produce a unified picture of the claims to scores at or above 6.00-sigma
by living individuals. With the rankings, while elimination of redundancy or duplication
of names with minor spelling or accent variations, we can produce a claimed
score ranking.

A claimed score ranking of individuals at or above 6.00-sigma from the current crop of better-known living highest-IQ rankings (directories, listings, and rankings):

Compilation Ranking

  1. William James Sidis at unmeasurable sigma (no test named)
  2. Konstantinos Ntalachanis at 8.67-sigma on D.O.S. and at 6.00-sigma on Monster IQ Test
  3. Wen Luo at 7.73-sigma on RIDDLES
  4. Dr. Iakovos Koukas/Iakovos Koukas at 6.93-sigma on MATRIQ
  5. Dr. Evangelos Katsioulis/Evangelos Katsioulis at 6.53-sigma on NVCP-R and at 6.06-sigma on Qoymans Multiple-Choice #3
  6. Dr. Heinrich Siemens/Heinrich Siemens at 6.31-sigma on CIT-5
  7. Yukun Wang at 6.31-sigma on RIDDLES
  8. Tor Arne Jørgensen at 6.27-sigma on MATRIQ
  9. Rick Rosner at 6.13-sigma on Mathema
  10. Mislav Predavec at 6.13-sigma on Logicaus Strictimanus 24 (LS24)
  11. Dr. Christopher Harding/Dr. Christopher Philip Harding at 6.06-sigma on Stanford-Binet
  12. Junxie Huang at 6.00+-sigma on FREE FALL (Part II) and at 6.00+-sigma on Challenger
  13. Tanxi Yu at 6.00+-sigma on Numerus
  14. José González Molinero/Jose Gonzalez Molinero at 6.00+-sigma on FREE FALL (Part II)
  15. Matthew Scillitani at 6.00-sigma on Psychometric Qrosswords
  16. Mahir Wu at 6.00-sigma on Silent Numbers
  17. Kenneth Ferrell at 6.00-sigma on Hieroglyphica
  18. Dany Provost at 6.00-sigma on PIGS1°
  19. Wen-Chin Sui at 6.00-sigma on Numerus Classic
  20. Marios Prodromou at 6.00-sigma on MACH
  21. Thansie Yu at 6.00-sigma on N-World
  22. Dong Khac Cuong/Cường Đồng at 6.00-sigma on Numerus
  23. Thomas R. A. Wolf at or above 6.00-sigma (no test named)
  24. Andreas Gunnarsson at or above 6.00-sigma (no test named)
  25. Scott Ben Durgin at or above 6.00-sigma (no test named)
  26. Rolf Mifflin at or above 6.00-sigma (no test named)
  27. Paul Johns at or above 6.00-sigma (no test named)
  28. Christopher Harding at or above 6.00-sigma (no test named)
  29. Kevin Langdon at or above 6.00-sigma (no test named)

Former ESOTERIQ Members

  • (YoungHoon Kim/YoungHoon Bryan Kim at 6.00-sigma or higher, potentially, formerly a member; no longer on the listing.)
  • (Cavan Cohoes at 6.00-sigma or higher, potentially, formerly a member; no longer on the listing.)
  • (Tanxi Yu at 6.00-sigma or higher, potentially, formerly a member; no longer on the listing.)
  • (Luca Fiorani at 6.00-sigma or higher, potentially, formerly a member; no longer on the listing.)
  • (Jose Molinero at 6.00-sigma or higher, potentially, formerly a member; no longer on the listing.)
  • (Junxie Huang at 6.00-sigma or higher, potentially, formerly a member; no longer on the listing.)
  • (Sanghyun Cho at 6.00-sigma or higher, potentially, formerly a member; no longer on the listing.)
  • (Dawid Skrzos at 6.00-sigma or higher, potentially, formerly a member; no longer on the listing.)

With these 29 claimed by the rankings, while potentially only claimed by the Hall of Sophia for some, the range of sigmas would be 6.00-sigma to unmeasurable or, alternatively 6.00-sigma, to 8.67-sigma. All this on the premise of the accuracy of the testing and the claims of scores on tests connected to IQ scores.

The
rarities out of the general population implied by the sigmas including and
after 6.00 to, for example, 6.80-sigma would mean the following, as examples:

  • 6.00-sigma is 1 out of 1,009,976,678 people in the general population.
  • 6.07-sigma is 1 out of 1,525,765,721 people in the general population.
  • 6.13-sigma is 1 out of 2,314,980,850 people in the general population.
  • 6.20-sigma is 1 out of 3,527,693,270 people in the general population.
  • 6.27-sigma is 1 out of 5,399,067,340 people in the general population.
  • 6.33-sigma is 1 out of 8,299,126,114 people in the general population.
  • 6.40-sigma is 1 out of 12,812,462,045 people in the general population.
  • 6.47-sigma is 1 out of 19,866,426,228 people in the general population.
  • 6.53-sigma is 1 out of 30,938,221,975 people in the general population.
  • 6.60-sigma is 1 out of 48,390,420,202 people in the general population.
  • 6.67-sigma is 1 out of 76,017,176,740 people in the general population.
  • 6.73-sigma is 1 out of 119,937,672,336 people in the general population.
  • 6.80-sigma is 1 out of 190,057,377,928 people in the general population.

And so on, given the rarity past somewhere between 6.67-sigma to 6.73-sigma, and given the number of people who have lived on the planet in the history of the species, even in the present day, the scores on alternative tests compared to mainstream intelligence tests become inflated by the nature of the rarities claimed in addition to the number of individual test-takers claiming scores above or at 6-sigma.

Even with the elimination of scores claimed only on the rankings, or only the scores of individuals who themselves claim the scores on the alternative tests at or above 6-sigma, the continual issues of the rarities and the number of individuals glare forward.

In short, even if verified as accurate scores, as a premise of assuming
trust in the scores claimed, the scores themselves, by individuals, can be
claimed as inflated beyond the real metrics. Indeed, when on psychometric
validity and reliability grounds, these remain alternative tests.

As such, these alternative tests lack the depth of reliability and validity found in the mainstream intelligence tests developed over decades and decades, even more than a century, so alternative tests compared to mainstream intelligence tests, including, as was noted to me, an alternative test (NVCP, NVCP-E, NVCP-R) made into a mainstream intelligence test.

Which is to say, as was described succinctly by one individual, the French branch of Harcourt Assessment acquired Pearson Education and made the NVCP-E, in particular, into the EPC, while the one highest-IQ claimant claims the score on the NVCP-R, not the NCVP-E. Both from Dr. Xavier Jouve; both test constructor and tested knew one another.

Indeed, Katsioulis took the NVCP-E twice and the NVCP-R twice for a first attempt and a second attempt on both tests as stated in “General information“:

IQ 205 , sd 16, NVCP-R [Rasch equated raw 49/54] • 2002
IQ 196 , sd 16, Qoymans Multiple Choice #3 [ceiling] • 2003
IQ 192 , sd 16, NVCP-E [Rasch equated raw 35/40] • 2002
IQ 186 , sd 16, NVCP-R [Fluid Intelligence Index Score] • 2002
IQ 183 , sd 16, NVCP-E [Fluid Intelligence Index Score] • 2002
IQ 183 , sd 16, Cattell Culture Fair III A+B [ceiling-1] • 2003
IQ 180+ sd 16, Bonnardel BLS4 – 2T [ceiling] • 2003
IQ 180+ sd 16, WAIS-R [extrapolated full scale] • 2002

Thusly, and if assuming a reasonable principle of first attempts resulting in lower scores, one comes to the first attempt on the NVCP-E at an IQ of 183 (S.D. 16) and on the NVCP-R at an IQ 186 (S.D. 16), and a second attempt on the NVCP-E at an IQ of 192 (S.D. 16) and on the NVCP-R at an IQ of 205 (S.D. 16).

In turn, as with the WAIS-R and the Bonnardel BLS4 – 2T scores listed above, and if assuming the seriousness in the effort of the experimental psychologist, Dr. Xavier Jouve, while ignoring relational conflict of interest between the two of them, we can come to the IQ scores from the mainstream intelligence tests at 175+ (S.D. 15), on the WAIS-R and the Bonnardel BLS4 – 2T, to 177.81 (S.D. 15) to 180.63 (S.D. 15), on the NVCP-E (first attempt) and NVCP-R (first attempt), respectively.

Since done by an experimental psychologist, this seems more serious than the MATRIQ and the score of Iakovos Koukas, though a first attempt on the MATRIQ.

One can see some of the highest claimants with WAIS, or a trusted mainstream intelligence test, score at 164 (S.D. 15), or 4.27-sigma, for Dr. Iakovos Koukas and 175 (S.D. 15), or 5.00-sigma, for Dr. Evangelos Katsioulis, while each, individually, claims a sigma of 6.93-sigma on MATRIQ and a 6.53-sigma on NVCP-R, respectively.

However, the WAIS-R scores for Katsioulis match the NVCP-E and NVCP-R first attempt scores far more than the MATRIQ first attempt and the WAIS score for Koukas.

Nonetheless, the N on all tests remains too low. Those with specific psychometric reliability and validity relate to the mainstream intelligence tests, as in aimed at measurement of the proposed scientific construct or psychological construct of general intelligence.

Thus, you see the massive differential between alternative tests and mainstream intelligence test scores for two of the highest-IQ in the world claimants.

This logic can be replicated across the spectrum for more scientific reliability and validity when making loose individual comparisons or larger contrasts, too, between alternative test scores (and scorers), seen mostly on these rankings, and mainstream intelligence tests, seen little on these rankings.

This leaves open the questions about individuals making claims about
themselves or individuals assessed and claimed in history. Both more dubious,
in different ways, than the rankings, though living rankings have import for
individuals who wish for communal recognition of recognized test scores and
claimed IQs.

Catherine
Morris Cox made a ranking of 300. James Cattell made the Cattell 1,000. Jim
Glenn made a list without specific IQs attached to the names. John Platt made a
ranking with none at or above IQ 200, or without a specific IQ attached to the
name.

Libb Thims made the ranking of 1,000 geniuses in history. The late Tony Buzan made a ranking. Same with the late Tony Buzan and Raymond Keene. Will Durant listed some without any at or above IQ 200.

Catherine
Morris Cox ranked those above IQ 200 as Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (IQ 210),
Gottfried Wilhelm (von) Leibniz (IQ 205), Hugo Grotius (IQ 200), and Thomas
Wolsey (IQ 200).

Libb
Thims made the ranking of those at or above IQ 200 with Johann Wolfgang von
Goethe (IQ 225), Isaac Newton (IQ 220), Albert Einstein (IQ 215), James Clerk
Maxwell (IQ 210), Willard Gibbs (IQ 210), Rudolf Clausius (IQ 205), Leonardo Da
Vinci (IQ 200), and Thomas Young (IQ 200).

The late Tony Buzan included at or above IQ 200 as
Leonardo Da Vinci (IQ 220), Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (IQ 215), William Shakespeare (IQ 210), and Albert Einstein (IQ 205).

The late
Tony Buzan and Raymond Keene ranked those above IQ 200 as Leonardo Da Vinci (IQ
220), Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (IQ 215), William Shakespeare (IQ 210), and
Albert Einstein (IQ 205), too.

Even so, there exist self-claimed IQs or IQs claimed about some, as in media hype or inflated IQs.

In such a manner, there should be skepticism and more careful observation as to even the most minimal criteria of the type of test (alternative test versus mainstream intelligence test), the first attempt on the test or more than the first attempt on the test, and the real name or a fake name/pseudonym on the test, or, further, the financial conflicts of interest or other conflicts of interest inherent in the claimed scores or the rankings declared, as such.

Individuals have taken tests under false names, more than once, and on only alternative tests, for example. Outside of those considerations, these become increasing red flags, including if a difference between a mainstream intelligence test versus an alternative test, as can be noted by Libb Thims in a decent manner.

For
example, outside of the genius listing, Libb Thims listed inflated IQs, where
one needs to remain cautious: Adragon De Mello, Ainan Cawley, Michael Kearney,
Maria Dos Marinos, Marnen Laibow-Koser, Evangelos Katsioulis, Avi Ben-Abraham,
Rick Rosner, Marilyn Savant, Visalini Kumaraswamy, Marta Rodiguez, Gena Leung,
Nathan Leopold, Christopher Langan/Christopher Michael Langan, Michael Grost, Sho Yano, Dylan Jones, Naida Camukova, Edith Stern,
Christopher Harding, Daniel Simidchieva, Garry Kasparov, Philip Emeagwali,
Bobby Fischer, Merrill Kenneth Wolf, Grady
Towers, Pranav Veera, Judith Polgar, Jacob Barnett, Victoria Cowie, Colin
Carlson, Oscar Wrigley, and Elise Tan-Roberts (link here).

Parents want their kids to be geniuses. The culture and media like the stories about genius going well and going awry. Individuals want to join the high-IQ community at the higher-IQ levels, and so on. These are motivations for lying, as happens, often, in these areas, apparently.

Although,
by and large, the efforts are honest and sincere. These issues or concerns
arise rather pervasively and, therefore, require a conscious attention about
them.

[1] In “Christian Sorensen on Measuring and Ranking the Highly Intelligent,” it states:

There are a ton of online sources via articles including “The 40 smartest people of all time,” “30 Smartest People Alive Today,” “8 People with Higher IQs Than Einstein,” “Here Is The Highest Possible IQ And The People Who Hold The World Record,” “25 Highest IQ’s Throughout History,” “The 50 Greatest Living Geniuses,” “21 Celebrities With Surprisingly High IQs,” “World’s Most Intelligent People 2010 – Intelligent People – Highest IQ,” “Feeling accomplished yet? Here is a list of people whose IQ levels have created records time and again,” “Who has the highest recorded IQ of all time?,” “Of All Things: Which president had the highest IQ?,” “Talk About Hidden Genius: These Are The Celebrities Boasting The Highest IQs,” “24 of the smartest people who ever lived,” “Famous Historical Genius IQs,” “The Smartest and Least Brainy Presidents, by IQ Scores,” “An 11-Year-Old Just Earned the Highest IQ Score Possible,” “What Is The Highest IQ Possible You Can Achieve?,” “What is the highest IQ ever measured in a human?,” “Dr Evangelos Katsioulis has the World’s Highest IQ,” “The Time Everyone “Corrected” the World’s Smartest Woman,” “The 13 Presidents with the Highest IQ Scores,” “Who Has the Highest IQ in the World? 35 People Who Are Even Smarter Than Einstein,” “​TOP 10 PEOPLE HAVE HIGHEST IQ SCORES IN THE WORLD (P.2),” “Meet Marilyn Vos Savant, The Woman With The World’s Highest IQ,” “The World’s 50 Smartest Teenagers,” “These 26 Celebrities Have The Highest IQ In Hollywood… #17 Is Pretty Much A Genius!,” “10 People With The Highest IQ In The World,” “The Man With The Highest IQ In The World Doesn’t Think He’s Very Smart At All,” “Top 12 People with Highest IQ in the World,” “Top 10 Women with Highest IQ in the World,” “The Massive List of Genius – People With the Highest IQ,” “Highest IQ Scores in History,” “A 3-year-old boy has just become the youngest member of Mensa UK, the largest international high IQ society,” and others.  It comes down to partial and questionable listings, individual profiles, children, celebrities, and American presidents. Then it’s a smattering of probably truly more obscure materials. Outside of the straight gossip-level journalism, there are a number of listings such as GENIUS High IQ Network, Gifted High IQ Network, Hall of IQ scores, HRIQ Ranking List, Mahir Wu Ranking List, VeNuS Ranking List, World Famous IQ Scores, World Genius Directory, World Highest IQ Scores, GFIS IQ List, WIQF Listing, and Real IQ Listing.

[2] Its co-founders and co-presidents were Marco Ripà and Manahel Thabet. Its Advisory Board consisted of (the late) Tony Buzan, Raymond Keene/Raymond D. Keene, Dr. Evangelos Katsioulis, Jason Betts, YoungHoon Kim, Gabriele Tassaro, and Antonio Del Maestro.

[3] It
comes with a variety of tests ranging in the type, scores, testee numbers, and
the highest scores: ALGEBRICA, ANOTELEIA
44, Blue test, ESOTERICA,
HIEROGLYPHICA,
L.H.A.S.S.O.
31, Logical
sequences assessment, Logima strictica 36, Logicaus
strictimanus 24, Ls 60, Lshr
Light, MATHODICA 22, Numerus,
Numerus Classic, Numerus
Light, Strict logic sequence examination I, VERBA
66, World intelligence test, XVLINGUA,
and Zen
high range IQ test.

[4] Founder and President is Domagoj Kutle. Vice President is Primoz Zagar.

[5] People listed in the same section of the site with unclear distinctions. These listed as previous members of the Guinness Book of World Records in the relevant section: Bruce Whiting, Robert Bryzman, Leta Speyer, Dr. Johaness Veldhuis, Ferris Alger, Christopher Harding, Kevin Langdon, Quiet Geniuses, Harold Finley, and David Garvey.

[6] Ed. November 17 2020: Since publication, the link went dead; however, VeNuS produced the World Genius Registry, World Genius Registry – II, and World Genius Registry – III.

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LI’s Black-owned businesses find eager customers through directories https://thedirectories.org/lis-black-owned-businesses-find-eager-customers-through-directories/ Fri, 01 Oct 2021 09:21:22 +0000 https://thedirectories.org/?p=410 Caprice Campbell was shocked when the Valley Stream bakery and ice cream shop she co-owns suddenly sold out of ice cream one Sunday in July. It was the first time the 3-year-old business had seen such a rush. The “nonstop traffic” was unexpected but “more than welcome,” Campbell said. The driving force behind the sudden […]]]>

Caprice Campbell was shocked when the Valley Stream bakery and ice cream shop she co-owns suddenly sold out of ice cream one Sunday in July. It was the first time the 3-year-old business had seen such a rush.

The “nonstop traffic” was unexpected but “more than welcome,” Campbell said. The driving force behind the sudden uptick in sales? A post on Black Long Island, a private Facebook group with thousands of members, calling on others in the Black community to “show up and show out” at Campbell’s bakery.

“Let’s show up for Black-owned businesses like we show up for a protest,” read the post.

Protests for racial justice, which sprang up across the country last summer in the wake of the death of George Floyd — the black Minneapolis man killed by a white police officer — paired with the pandemic’s disproportionate hit on Black-owned small businesses, have fueled a push to support Black-owned establishments.

And Black-owned business directories and groups like Black Long Island are leading the way, Phil Andrews, president of the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, said.

‘Having a moment’

“It’s undeniable that Black-owned businesses are having a moment,” said Andrews, adding that the Chamber’s website includes a directory that exclusively lists businesses owned by members.

“More than ever, and in large part thanks to the Black Lives Matter movement, all eyes are on us,” he said. “People are doing their homework. They’re going online and researching, actively looking for Black-owned businesses to support.”

High search interest in Black-owned businesses did not go unnoticed by Google: The company kicked off Black History Month with a permanent update to shopping search results that makes it easier to find and support Black-owned businesses. It added a “Black-owned” label on product pages in the Shopping tab.

Interest also ballooned on Yelp; in July, just months after Floyd’s death, the site saw an increase of more than 7,000% in searches for Black-owned businesses compared to the same time the year prior.

In the same report by Yelp, the company noted that while searches for Black-owned restaurants were up more than 2,500%, people also searched for other types of businesses: Year-over-year, searches for Black-owned boutiques increased by 331%; bookstores by 1,437%; doctors by 183%; and bakeries and ice cream shops by 56%.

A form of activism

For many patrons, the decision to shop at Black-owned businesses is a form of activism, closely tied with a desire to “economically empower” Black people, said Campbell, who along with her aunt, Darlene Edwards, and cousins, Dale Campbell, and Eleesa Abrams, owns The Best Goodie Bag bakery.

And the effort, Edwards said, “is not just coming from within the Black community.”

“We’ve seen an increase in diverse traffic, with people of all races, including a lot more white people, coming in to our shop than before.”

Campbell recalled a recent afternoon when she and Edwards got a call from a customer who described herself as an older “white lady.”

“She outright told us she was looking for a Black-owned bakery to order from. She said she wanted to surprise one of her friends with a cake and wanted to make sure she was ordering it from a Black-owned business,” Campbell said.

“I’m not entirely sure how she found us but she did mention she wasn’t a local, so I’m pretty sure it was through an online directory.”

Goodie Bag is listed in several, including Black Long Island and Black Owned Long Island.

‘Striving for visibility’

As consumer interest in shopping at Black-owned businesses surges, such directories — both local and national — are playing a pivotal role in helping shoppers find businesses to support, Cameron Richards, owner of Somatic Massage Therapy & Spa in Floral Park, said.

“Striving for that visibility is a must,” said Richards, whose business is listed on a directory on Shades of Long Island, a Wheatley Heights-based media site aimed at highlighting diversity on the Island.

“These types of sites are places to say, ‘Hey, you want to support me? Here I am’ … because a lot of times people just don’t know. They have no idea that my business is Black-owned.”

Listings on Black-owned business directories have helped Richards connect with new clients, both Black and non-Black.

“Which is a good thing, a great thing,” he said. “Black businesses are often forgotten or missed, so these directories and listings really do make all the difference.”

Here’s a look at three LI-based Black-owned business directories and those responsible for bringing them to life:

Black Long Island

Billy and Falischa Moss, both 43, started private Facebook group Black Long Island in 2016 as a way to unite the Island’s Black community.

The Brentwood couple had searched online for sites listing local Black-owned businesses to support and had come up dry.

“We were looking for a place where we could find that sense of community, where we could engage with other Black people on Long Island, talk about Black issues, learn about local Black-owned businesses, all of that in one place,” said Falischa Moss, who works at the Suffolk County Department of Labor.

“But there was no central hub. … When we realized that, we said, ‘Let’s just go ahead and create that space ourselves’ — a place for Black people, by Black people.”

The Mosses had no idea how quickly their page would grow or the strong following it would garner: Black Long Island now has more than 36,000 members “and counting,” Falischa said.

The deep interest drawn by their Facebook group motivated the couple to launch BlackLongIsland.net, a website featuring articles, events, community and educational resources, and a Black-owned business directory.

“The directory is free, we don’t charge any fees for listings,” she said.

“I’m often asked why we don’t but, honestly, it’s because I see the work we do as a necessity. That’s always been our mindset. The reason we started this in the first place was a lack of representation, so we don’t want to discourage anyone from joining.”

For Billy Moss, director of academic affairs at Lawrence High School in Cedarhurst, promoting Black-owned businesses on his platforms is important because doing so “breathes financial life into the Black community.”

“In order to build Black wealth, people in our own community must direct their dollars there, into the community,” he said.

‘Snowball effect’

Claudia-Ann Arthur, a native of Trinidad and Tobago who moved to the Island about four years ago, said finding out about Black Long Island was nothing short of a blessing.

Arthur, a licensed cosmetologist who since 2018 has owned natural hair business Claudified Hair Studio in Garden City, first posted on the page after a client suggested she join the group and share pictures of her work there.

“It was kind of like a snowball effect … so many comments and shares. I remember it was around Christmastime and I was suddenly overwhelmed with work. Since that day, I’m always booked,” she said.

D’donna Walrond, of Roosevelt, saw Arthur’s post and was quick to become a regular. After visiting Arthur’s salon, Walrond again took to Black Long Island — this time sharing a lengthy post raving about her experience.

“The amount of love, support and business I’ve gotten thanks to Black Long Island is incredible,” Arthur said. “Especially for someone like me, who was new to the area and was trying to establish myself and grow. It really speaks to the power of our community.”

Of this Falischa Moss said: “Sometimes in the Black community we don’t see our own value, our own power; through Black Long Island we’re doing our part to change that.”

Black-Owned Long Island

Alicia Ray categorizes the work she does through her online Black-owned business directory and media site, BlackOwnedLongIsland.com, as “the connective tissue, connecting Black businesses with consumers, Black consumers and consumers of all races.”

“We’re also bridging the gap for consumers, increasingly looking to be more intentional about where they spend their money, with Black-owned businesses and brands to support,” said Ray, 31, of Freeport, adding that shopping at Black-owned businesses cannot and should not be seen as a trend or novelty.

“To be sustainable, all businesses need repeat customers. Black-owned businesses are no different. But they’ve been disenfranchised since the dawn of time, they’ve been affected by systemic racism, a lack of resources. We know the odds are stacked against them. Our mission is to help them not just survive, but thrive.”

Ray, a native of Jamaica who grew up in Miami and works as a product marketing manager for a tech company, said she was inspired to create BlackOwnedLI in 2017 after noticing how much harder it was to locate Black-owned businesses on the Island than it had been in her hometown.

“I started to venture out and started documenting all the Black-owned businesses I found, beauty salons, food spots and everything in between to fill the need for myself and for others,” Ray said.

BlackOwnedLI’s directory, which is free, now includes over 100 businesses in a range of industries, and is accompanied by a blog where Ray regularly posts articles featuring standout businesses like Royal Cyn Beauty Store in Baldwin —”one of the few Black-owned beauty supply stores on LI” — and Cozy N Cute Kids Boutique, an online children’s clothing boutique opened this summer by Middle Island mom Priscilla Wesson.

Ray recently launched a podcast titled “Lit Long Island” where she’ll feature interviews with local Black artists and business owners. The first episode featured a conversation with Shanelle County, co-owner of Valley Stream café Standard Pour.

“The BLM movement reignited the interest in all things Black-owned,” Ray said. “We want to make sure that we’re telling these stories, that we’re highlighting these business owners, these individuals in our communities, so that they’re supported and sustained by everyone, way beyond just a fleeting ‘moment.'”

Shades of Long Island

Miya Jones, a 24-year-old journalist who founded Shades of Long Island, a media outlet focused on highlighting “the diversity and fullness of minorities” here, said “buying Black” is another way of furthering the cause so many took to the streets to advocate for this summer: racial justice.

It was with that thought in mind that Jones, of Wheatley Heights, decided to partner with Godson Michel, owner of Lindenhurst agency Blue Surge Marketing, to create Shades’ Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC)-owned business directory.

“It’s always been important for me to elevate representation of Black people, as well as of people of different shades, different ethnicities,” said Jones, who also works as a virus contact tracer.

“I think it’s important for all minorities to band together, work together, support and appreciate each other. That’s the idea…sadly, that’s not always the case but I want to foster a space where that’s encouraged.”

Jones, who covered Black Lives Matter protests on Long Island for Shades, said spending money at Black-owned businesses is a way “of making your voice heard.”

“Black businesses struggle with this erroneous public perception that they’re not as good as businesses owned by others, that they’re somehow not up to par, so this is definitely a form of activism as powerful, if not more, than marching in the street,” she said.

“When you talk about money, people listen. Insert money into the conversation — now, you have people’s attention. That’s why it’s important to be intentional about where you decide to spend your money, which businesses you choose to patronize.”

Shades’ business directory, which includes hundreds of businesses, offers free listings for BIPOC-owned companies but also includes options for business owners seeking paid packages with “promotional upgrades” like Instagram ad campaigns. Priced at $279, its most elaborate package includes a one-year listing, promotion on Shades’ social media pages, and capabilities for adding an embedded video ad and customer reviews.

Her site’s business directory, Jones said, has gained traction among people of diverse backgrounds, including young white people.

“The protests, these widespread cases of racial injustice in the news, it’s all been great motivation for a lot of people to make an effort to support Black business, which really means supporting Black entrepreneurs and their families — and Black business owners want the support,” she said.

“They’ll welcome you no matter what color you are. At the end of the day, everyone’s money is green.”


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6 Of The Best Lead Generation Directories For Lawyers https://thedirectories.org/6-of-the-best-lead-generation-directories-for-lawyers/ Fri, 01 Oct 2021 09:05:16 +0000 https://thedirectories.org/?p=383 Legal Directories are not old hat . . but remain significant sources of new business for lawyers. Here are 7 of the best lead generation directories? Directories and similar sites can generate leads for lawyers if used properly – and some investment in time and money is made – but which lead generation sites for […]]]>

Legal Directories are not old hat . . but remain significant sources of new business for lawyers. Here are 7 of the best lead generation directories?

Directories and similar sites can generate leads for lawyers if used properly – and some investment in time and money is made – but which lead generation sites for lawyers are best in terms of value and return on investment?

Google and Facebook are by no means the only directories that should be used, particularly so far as lawyers are concerned where many prospective clients are already surfing existing directory sites, such as those outlined below.

There are literally dozens of legal directories with varying levels of payment, service offering and usefulness. You can check Chris Dreyer’s recent assessment of the top legal directories here, along with stats on traffic, domain authority and other metrics.

Findlaw themselves say that over 40 per cent of those clients seeking legal help use directories as a first port of call. That figure – even if it is even half accurate – means they should not be ignore.

But there is another factor that makes looking for the best lead generation directories for lawyers a quest lawyers should be focused upon – particularly smaller law firms – because citations via directories are one of the key metrics that will help with location authority and boosting SEO campaigns for law firms.

How does that work?

A Google map citation relates to your business location, published web-wide and including your key details (name, address, city, state, zip, URL etc) and which is precisely the information you will use consistently across your directory listings – and which then help power the search engines in their ability to assess the relevance and the accuracy of your business – and enhance your law firm SEO

Steps to Ensure Top Listings

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Ensure that you claim your listing, wherever possible. A decent and accurate description of your firm is key to letting searchers find your firm and understanding what you offer, including the use of keywords in the description (but NEVER keyword-stuffing, which will rebound on you).

And wherever possible ensure your law firm directory listings are consistent in terms of adding name, address, phone etc, as well as logo. Never skimp on providing details in any ‘about’ section either – this is a top opportunity to consistently use the description about your firm that can be picked up to lift your overall Google ranking. Say what sets your firm apart and the key selling points about your firm.

Some of our top list, like Avvo, Lawyers.com and Findlaw permit the law firms to answer legal questions and to submit content as guest authors. Taking advantage of these advantages (including quality guest posts on our own site at LawFuel) can help build authority, backlinks and online ranking.

We took a look at some of the best directories lawyers can use for legal leads. Let’s run through the top seven based on overall traffic, Alexa rankings and the assessment of those in the legal marketing space. Note that all the directories have both free and paid options.

Alexa ranking – 5800

Traffic – 620

Domain authority – 69

Avvo is a popular, although an oft-criticized directory and law firm review site but with around 8 million monthly visitors it is hardly one to be ignored. Now owned by the Martindale Legal Marketing Network, the site used various devices and ploys to capture the eyeballs of those with legal issues – and hence the lawyers who wish to meet those issues with their legal assistance.

The Q&A service provides basic answers to legal questions but the real attraction for the site and its revenue model is to provide lawyer reviews, and therein lies the issue for many lawyers.

The value and even the veracity of some of the reviews is subject to criticism, but the fact that there are up to 700,000 contacts made monthly means it is a site providing a potential high-value ‘match making’ service.

Profiles, Reviews and Ratings

Using public data, Avvo will provide lists of details on every lawyer for its so-called ‘unclaimed’ profiles and with free updates available. However there is also the provision for reviews to be left and for law ratings on a 5-star scale, which of course receive prominence on the directory.

Apart from the 5-star rating there is also a profile rating ranging from 1 to 10, a fact that is particularly criticized by lawyers because it is based on Avvo usage rather than expertise or ability.

Naturally, as with other legal directories, there is the ability to generate higher rankings with payment for legal advertising (after all, this is part of Martindale’s legal marketing).

Avvo Pricing

  • Basic Avvo profile – Free
    • Claim your profile, update your bio information, answer questions in the Q&A forum
  • Avvo Premium – $100/month +
    • Includes enhanced search discoverability, more prominent contact information, conversion tracking, and more profile customization
  • Avvo Advertising – $100/month +
    • Targeted display ads and sponsored listings across various places on the Avvo network (can boost contacts by 70x)
  • Avvo Websites – $200/month +
    • Avvo will build and host a custom websites for your firm and link it to your Avvo profile

How to Increase Your Avvo Rating

There are ways that you can increase your Avvo rating by ensuring you provide the site with some key information when you complete your profile, all of which can work to generate new client interest in your firm.

Among the key factors to include –

  • Your work experience: Provide as much experience and other areas of expertise as you can, including any roles you have held with legal associations, bar associations and other credible organizations.
  • Peer endorsements: Peer recognition is a key way to secure endorsements and a boost to your Avvo profile.
  • Your Awards: If you’ve ever received a coveted award from organizations like Super Lawyers or Martindale-Hubble, you’ll see a boost to your Avvo rating when you add it to your profile, especially if you received the reward in the past few years.
  • Your Publications: When you add a law-related article to your profile, Avvo will take this as proof of your thought leadership and increase your rating. You can even get publication credit by publishing a legal guide directly on Avvo, which is a great move for building your online presence.

Alexa Ranking – 570

Traffic – 55.2m

Domain Authority – 93

US News’ lawyers rankings, along with the news site’s law school rankings and other data sits as the highest domain authority site on the legal directory list, thus providing a high value inclusion for those seeking to attract leads and backlinks to their law firm site.

For this reason alone – together with a perceived enhanced credibility because the news site is not one of the law marketing sites like Martindale, the inclusion in the US News Lawyers directory is valuable and one of the best legal directory sites for lead generation if used properly. (It is tipped at #1 in the Bipper Media directory listings).

Inclusion in the US News directory is based on whether the lawyer is working in private practice and does not need to be actually ranked by US News or sister site ‘Best Lawyers’ to appear.

However the Best Lawyers’ participants, which are about 4 per cent of private practice attorneys, have the opportunity to assess and vote upon other lawyers, thus providing the US News Directory with something different from the other directories.

US News Lawyers Pricing

The basic information to appear in the US News Lawyers Directory is free. For pricing details on enhanced or premium listings contact the US News Lawyer Directory people via their website.

However with this directory, our view is that for the ability to enhance your citation popularity and SEO it provides something additional to many of the other directories because of the US News connection via its news service, as distinct from a purely law directory media platform. There are some potentially key advantages in a platform as well recognized and with the level of traffic US News’ platform generates.

Alexa Ranking – 4,800

Traffic – 7.8m

Domain Authority – 72

Nolo started its life with the help of two attorneys 40 years ago to provide free information and help yourself guides to legal issues. Along with Avvo it is also part of the Martindale Legal marketing network, operating different sites that include specialist sites for personal injury and criminal lawyers as well as sites like AllLaw.com and LawFirms.com.

Receiving millions of visitors month, it uses SEO techniques to help drive traffic to the sites and their massive content.

Apart from the content, the main Nolo site also provides resources, ebooks, legal documents and of course lawyers.

The lawyer profiles appear alongside articles and content relevant to their practice areas, along with an opportunity to ‘speak with the attorney’ that can create the lawyer leads you’re seeking. Theses leads are sold

Nolo Pricing

Pricing depends upon location, practice area(s) and the exclusivity of the listing.

The estimated price ranges on a per lead basis are –

  • Bankruptcy $10-60
  • Personal Injury $20-100+
  • Divorce $20-40
  • DUI $50-100
  • Criminal Defense $20-60
  • Estate Planning $20-40

How to increase Your Nolo Rating

Nolo offers a basic online profile and you should ensure that you make it as complete as possible to boost your online rankings.

Remember that Nolo, like the other directory sites, comes with a high authority ranking on Google and any link to your website and details about your firm will assist your own rankings. But take care not to abuse in any way in terms of keyword stuffing or overly promotional content.

There are also premium advertising options which should be considered, which permit a more substantial profile with the online legal directory. The basic profile has an annual fixed fee, including legal information and the ability to post articles, etc, all of which can be valuable to generate leads for your law firm, as well as providing higher exposure than a basic listing.

Alexa ranking – 3,900

Traffic – 3.3m

Domain Authority – 90

As with several of the other directories, Justia provides attorneys with a variety of resources and options, including web development, marketing and of course directory listings.

The site provides for lawyers to set up their own profiles and to also market their services. The search engine permits the usual searchers based upon location and area(s) of specialty.

With an easy-to-use directory it attracts high visitor numbers and thus provides an ideal lead generation platform for lawyers as well as providing an opportunity to market legal services and boost SEO metrics for your law firm site.

How Justia Works

Justias provides a wide range of services that range from copywriting, web design, SEO services and more. The basic listings are free with additional services depending upon the specific requirements.

However, like Findlaw, the web design services can create difficulties in terms of having your law firm website stand out from the crowd. Keep in mind, these are often cookie-cutter services that don’t necessarily create the law firm lead generation and specific identity that makes your law firm website stand out.

Further, there can be patchy customer service from Justia, as with some of the other bulk supplier law firm web design services like Findlaw.

How to Increase Your Justia Ranking

Again, like with Findlaw and other paid or free directory services, you get what you pay for – or don’t pay for as the case may be.

If you claim a free listing then you need to make sure that your full and consistent name, address, phone are added as well as your area of legal expertise so that you get a free leg up on SEO ranking. Keep in mind that the listings, based on geographical location, will mean that in most cases you will be up against everyone else in that location.

However beyond that you need to make the usual payments, depending upon what you are seeking and these will certainly enhance your law firm SEO, however the balancing act here is to determine where best to direct your search engine optimization efforts for your law firm.

Alexa ranking – 8000

Traffic – 6.8m

Domain Authority – 90

Findlaw is one of the original legal directories and remains one of the most important and popular.

It it in fact an ecosystem of websites that provide Q&A forums, guides, articles, blogs and more, permitting the ability for members to increase online rankings and generate leads.

The site also offers website building tools for lawyers, but frankly you are generally better hiring your own web designer rather than jumping on the Findlaw bandwagon for one of their website plans. The reason is simply flexibility and being independent enough to have the necessary changes made to your website as your law firm requirements change.

There are other issues too, such as relatively poor to appallingly poor reviews for their services and the fact that some of the images, content, media etc that you will have on your site might not be owned by yourself should you wish to change the hosting of your law firm site.

How FindLaw Works

FindLaw’s sheer size creates its own impetus and value for law firms seeking leads and good SEO returns. The network runs a number of related sites like the Martindale Legal Marketing Network and apart from Findlaw includes SuperLawyers.com, LawInfo.com and others.

FindLaw uses targeted online advertising for its lead generation, capturing leads from its pages via a contact form and then selling them to an attorney operating in that geographic and specialty location in a manner similar to Nolo, except that Findlaw will not share its leads but maintains exclusivity.

How to Increase Your Findlaw Ranking

Check other rankings on Findlaw to see what is working and try and avoid duplication, by providing your own unique profile description.

Don’t miss out on name, address, and phone number details in your profile, ensuring consistency with other directory listings. Add the firm logo.

Also ensure that you both publish and also verify your accounts once you’re done. In FindLaw, “publishing” the profiles authorizes them to be listed in the directory while “verifying” tells FindLaw that you’re standing by the veracity of all the information listed. FindLaw is more likely to display verified accounts than unverified accounts; it’s important to remember to both publish and verify after setting up or making changes to any profile.

Findlaw Pricing

  • Premium Lawyer Profiles – $125/month
  • Lead Generation costs depend upon location and firm size –
    • Estimated price ranges per lead:
      • Bankruptcy cases $10-60
      • Personal Injury cases $20-100+
      • Divorce $20-40
      • DUI $50-100
      • Criminal Defense $20-60
      • Estate Planning $20-40

Alexa Ranking30,300

Traffic – 1.6m

Domain Authority – 68

Lawyers.com says it has over a million lawyer and law firm profiles on its directory and has been merged into the group including Nolo and Avvo.

As with these major directories it provides a raft of free information, and content, a Q&A forum and a the lawyer review system

How Lawyers.com Works

Lawyers.com attracts visitors to its website via SEO and advertising. It also has a very memorable brand name and domain which is easy for consumers to remember.

When people go to the Lawyers.com website, they are immediately prompted with a search box where they can browse by legal issue, lawyer name, or location.

The site has a search function matching profiles with those searching and with a ratings system similar to that used by Avvo with the lawyer and law firm details, location, area of expertise, contact information and the usual directory listing content.

As part of the Internet Brands there is exposure via Nolo and Martindale.com, providing what appears to be additional advantage for those lawyers using the directory ‘leg-up’ for Google ranking.

Lawyer.com Pricing

Estimated price ranges per lead:

Bankruptcy $10-60

Personal Injury $20-100+ (depending on injuries)

Divorce $20-40

DUI $50-100

Criminal Defense $20-60

Estate Planning $20-40

Wrap Up on Best Legal Directories

Using legal directories to get great lead generation takes some homework but using the basic listings alone will help elevate online profile and when combined with Facebook and Google listings and using consistent information, logos, practice areas and contact information you can build an online platform that will certainly provide leverage for online visibility – and client calls.

Using even a simple directory listing at low cost, such as LawFuel’s Directory (combined with content) you can generate a higher online content.

LawFuel doesn’t pretend to provide major directory exposure in the sea of other directories, but has some interesting stats that can elevate your law firm’s profile (hence the daily requests for links). Consider this –

  • Alexa ranking – 153,000
  • Traffic
  • Domain Authority – 54

With a 20 year history in publishing legal content the site’s authority ranking is a definite Google elevation factor but with the additional key advantage of a combination of decent content that Google loves – if properly prepared – and a ranking to follow.

For a current discounted rate email [email protected] for the directory listing/content package using the code ‘premium’ in your email and you receive a 50 per cent discounted deal.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A Faithful Response to Payday Loans https://thedirectories.org/letter-to-the-editor-a-faithful-response-to-payday-loans/ Wed, 29 Sep 2021 11:50:00 +0000 https://thedirectories.org/letter-to-the-editor-a-faithful-response-to-payday-loans/ Payday loans are low amount loans due on the borrower’s next payday. In Minnesota, the 2020 Minnesota Department of Commerce report showed the average payday loan amount is $ 380, and the cost of borrowing that amount for two weeks is a dreadful 273% APR. . In Beltrami County, there were 4,109 payday loans averaging […]]]>

Payday loans are low amount loans due on the borrower’s next payday. In Minnesota, the 2020 Minnesota Department of Commerce report showed the average payday loan amount is $ 380, and the cost of borrowing that amount for two weeks is a dreadful 273% APR. .

In Beltrami County, there were 4,109 payday loans averaging $ 311 with an average annual interest rate of 202%.

This exorbitant interest rate could be ignored if borrowers took out just one loan, got out of debt, and walked away satisfied. But that is not the reality surrounding this predatory loan product.

MDC data shows that the typical payday loan borrower takes an average of 10 loans per year and goes into debt for 20 weeks or more at triple-digit APRs. For the $ 380 loan mentioned above, that translates to $ 397.90 in fees, plus the principal amount, which is almost $ 800 in the end.

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The practices of most contemporary payday lenders are very similar to those condemned in the sacred texts and teachings of Judaism, Islam and Christianity.

The Bible says, “If you lend money to one of my people among you who is in need, don’t treat it like a business; charge no interest ”(Exodus 22:25).

The Qur’an takes a principled stance against predatory lending – charging interest is a sin according to Allah, as it is the responsibility of financial professionals to help people get out of debt as quickly as possible, rather than dig deeper and profit from their debt. (Sura 2: 275-281).

In the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, the Catholic Church teaches that “usury is a scourge which is also a reality in our time and which has a hold on the lives of many” – and Pope Francis recently spoke out specifically against pay day. ready.

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Why is it beneficial to use digital directories? https://thedirectories.org/why-is-it-beneficial-to-use-digital-directories/ Sat, 14 Aug 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://thedirectories.org/why-is-it-beneficial-to-use-digital-directories/ When you visit a mall, airport, or commercial office building, you come across specific digital devices guiding you to the location / status of a department or individual. These are digital directories. Even government buildings and hospitals use them. In real estate businesses, too, these have become an integral part. Previously, traditional buildings used directory […]]]>

When you visit a mall, airport, or commercial office building, you come across specific digital devices guiding you to the location / status of a department or individual. These are digital directories. Even government buildings and hospitals use them. In real estate businesses, too, these have become an integral part. Previously, traditional buildings used directory boards to help tenants and visitors acquire the necessary information. However, digital directories have revolutionized the whole process by providing more flexibility. Any update can be done in real time. You can interact with your visitor as soon as they enter the premises.

To be precise, everyone can have their reason to install one in their buildings. Single business units with many employees can place one to help visitors reach the right people. Large companies with different wings can install the device to help employees find themselves comfortably. An office building with many tenants may opt for these to allow visitors to reach the business they wanted to visit or for vendors to navigate the premises without much effort. Some also rely on them to reduce reception time and monitor visitors’ movements. It all becomes possible thanks to the customizable selections that you get in the market.

There are several advantages to having a digital directory on your property. If you’re not in the know, let’s quickly brush up on your knowledge for a basic understanding.

The advantages of using a digital directory

Any sprawling building tends to have different sections, which a visitor may not instantly recognize. So installing one in your office building can be useful for your visitors. They can reach you without wasting time and effort. These signage systems can guide you to evacuation points in an emergency. From weather updates to the latest news, you can access all the information you want. Looking at this digital directory, one can immediately guess an empty office space for rent. Some systems also allow you to search for different buildings from one location. You can also consult them for information on equipment, maps and events around the office building. Information on rental contracts may also be available through them.

Things to consider when buying a digital directory

Buying this innovative turnkey product can be a wise decision from a business perspective. However, before you take the plunge, it is always best to analyze certain aspects to benefit from your decision. For example, whatever company you go to for this technological solution, you must have a clear vision of your budget. Prices may vary depending on your needs. So, determine your goal and how you want to achieve it. If it requires complex operation or customization, the prices can go up a bit. Nevertheless, a friendly and reputable agency would hesitate to charge exorbitant prices.

Being up to date with technology has its advantages. You might not recognize it as such, when the truth is it can make a massive contribution to your branding. Your organized, efficient and profitable approach can impress anyone who tries to form a business alliance with you.


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Linux 101: How to add directories to your Linux $ PATH https://thedirectories.org/linux-101-how-to-add-directories-to-your-linux-path/ Mon, 26 Jul 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://thedirectories.org/linux-101-how-to-add-directories-to-your-linux-path/ At some point, you’ll want to run commands from non-standard directories. When that happens, you’ll want to add these directories to your $ PATH. Jack Wallen shows you how. Image: PegasuStudio / Shutterstock Your Linux PATH is how you define the directories for which commands can be executed globally. In other words, if you have […]]]>

At some point, you’ll want to run commands from non-standard directories. When that happens, you’ll want to add these directories to your $ PATH. Jack Wallen shows you how.

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Your Linux PATH is how you define the directories for which commands can be executed globally. In other words, if you have an executable file in a directory configured to be in your PATH, you can run that executable from anywhere in the Linux file structure. This is what allows you to run commands in / usr / bin from your home directory (or anywhere, for that matter).

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Out of the box, the Linux PATH contains the usual entries, such as / usr / bin /, / usr / sbin /, / usr / local / bin, and so on. But what if you have a non-standard directory from which you need to be able to run commands? This is when you need to manually add these directories to the PATH.

How are you doing that? Let me show you.
Let’s say you have a directory called SCRIPTS in your home directory. Let’s add this to the PATH.

  1. Log into your Linux machine and open a terminal window.
  2. Open your .bashrc file to edit it with the command nano ~ / .bashrc.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of this file and add the following: PATH = “~ / SCRIPTS: $ PATH”.
    It is very important to include the $ PATH part, as this ensures that the standard directories stay in your path (otherwise the only directory in your PATH would be SCRIPTS and that would not be good).
  4. Save and close the file.
  5. Close and reopen the terminal.

At this point, you can run any executable, found in the SCRIPTS directory, from anywhere in the file system hierarchy.

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And that’s how you add new directories to your PATH. This little trick will come in handy, especially when you start to write your own bash scripts that you don’t want to save in common directories.

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How to delete files and directories in Terminal https://thedirectories.org/how-to-delete-files-and-directories-in-terminal/ Wed, 30 Jun 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://thedirectories.org/how-to-delete-files-and-directories-in-terminal/ When it comes to quickly taking care of daily tasks, the command line can be both powerful and dangerous. Take the commands in this article for example: rm The command allows you to delete (or delete) files. The rmdir The command does the same for directories (also called folders). But beware: unlike moving files to […]]]>


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City prosecutor sues 3 health insurers for allegedly misleading directories https://thedirectories.org/city-prosecutor-sues-3-health-insurers-for-allegedly-misleading-directories/ Fri, 25 Jun 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://thedirectories.org/city-prosecutor-sues-3-health-insurers-for-allegedly-misleading-directories/ San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliott. Photo by Chris Stone The San Diego City Attorney’s Office filed lawsuits Friday against a trio of health insurers for allegedly misleading consumers about the extent of coverage and services within their networks. Kaiser, Molina Healthcare and HealthNet are accused of falsely representing the services available under their plans […]]]>
San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliott. Photo by Chris Stone

The San Diego City Attorney’s Office filed lawsuits Friday against a trio of health insurers for allegedly misleading consumers about the extent of coverage and services within their networks.

Kaiser, Molina Healthcare and HealthNet are accused of falsely representing the services available under their plans by inaccurately listing which doctors are in their networks, according to lawsuits in San Diego Superior Court.

The city attorney’s office alleges that by publishing inaccurate supplier directories, which many consumers use to evaluate insurance plans to purchase, health insurance companies profit by making their coverage appear more comprehensive than it is not in reality and therefore more attractive to potential registrants.

These “shadow networks” also help insurers eliminate patients who require specialized and often expensive care, as they can be frustrated by repeated and unsuccessful attempts to obtain coverage through inaccurate directories, according to the lawsuits.

A spokeswoman for Kaiser said the company had yet to see the complaint and could not comment. Molina Healthcare and HealthNet did not immediately respond to requests for comment.


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SUNY Canton Achieves High Ratings in Online Directories and Ranking Services | Education https://thedirectories.org/suny-canton-achieves-high-ratings-in-online-directories-and-ranking-services-education/ Thu, 25 Mar 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://thedirectories.org/suny-canton-achieves-high-ratings-in-online-directories-and-ranking-services-education/ CANTON – SUNY Canton is a smart choice for adult learners according to Abbound’s 2021 Directory of Top Adult Credentials. College admissions professionals are increasingly recruiting non-traditional students and those who attended college but never graduated. As of fall 2020, 31% of students seeking a degree at SUNY Canton were 24 years of age or […]]]>

CANTON – SUNY Canton is a smart choice for adult learners according to Abbound’s 2021 Directory of Top Adult Credentials.

College admissions professionals are increasingly recruiting non-traditional students and those who attended college but never graduated. As of fall 2020, 31% of students seeking a degree at SUNY Canton were 24 years of age or older. About 70% of this population study online during a traditional semester.

“Our strength in online programs and flexible learning options are the main factors non-traditional students choose SUNY Canton,” said Melissa J. Evans, Executive Director of Enrollment. “We are also able to accompany people throughout the university application process, whether they have been away for a few months or 10 years.”

Abound selected the college for its accessibility, affordability, acceleration and advancement. The mention of the unranked repertoire has been added to a multitude of other lists denoting the continuing excellence of the college.

The most common programs were offered by the college’s new Center for Criminal Justice, Intelligence and Cyber ​​Security (CJIC). Criminal Justice Degree Hub has ranked SUNY Canton as the third best criminal justice program in New York City. The website is an independent resource dedicated to providing useful and accurate information to those interested in the field.

Study.com, a website aimed at making education accessible, has published rankings for several SUNY Canton programs, including:

The Bachelor of Homeland Security Technology was the first choice in a list of 11 similar degrees. Study.com said it is the perfect program for criminal justice students looking for a bachelor’s degree or for those who have already completed their associate degree. Students can choose between online or face-to-face courses and receive investigation and intelligence training through CJIC.

The Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies got ninth place out of a list of 21. The program provides students with internship opportunities in law firms. Students can also earn a law degree in six years through its three plus three agreement with the University of Buffalo School of Law.

The college was also on a list of the best bachelor’s degrees in criminal justice, earning a 47th place. Students can opt for one of the many four-year programs in the field, including the popular Bachelor of Technology in Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement Leadership and Bachelor of Technology in Criminal Investigation programs. CJIC professors have also recently created a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Criminology.

Intelligent.com, a website designed to help students on their pre-university journey by ranking colleges and programs across the country using publicly available aggregate data, ranked three of the college’s online programs:

The Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance was ranked 14 out of 45.

The Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management was ranked 43 out of 60.

The Bachelor of Homeland Security Technology was ranked 47 out of 63.

The website published rankings for these three programs and one other in a previous announcement.

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