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William Hill strikes tribal partnership in New Mexico

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first_img Email Address Casino & games Tags: OTB and Betting Shops Race Track and Racino William Hill strikes tribal partnership in New Mexico Regions: US New Mexico Topics: Casino & games Sports betting Tribal gaming Horse racing William Hill US is to enter the New Mexican gambling market through a new partnership with the Mescalero Apache Tribe, operator of the state’s Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino. William Hill US is to enter the New Mexican gambling market through a new partnership with the Mescalero Apache Tribe, operator of the state’s Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino.The tribe has selected William Hill to power the launch of a new sportsbook within the venue, the operator and supplier’s first partnership in the state, and its first tribal agreement outside of Nevada.“Over the years, our customers have come to expect a high level of service and the best casino offerings possible,” Inn of the Mountain Gods chief operating officer Frizzell Frizzell Jr said. “Our sports book will be no exception.“Together with William Hill, we will offer state-of-the-art betting technology, and innovative wagering opportunities including in-play options.“We know this is something our customers have been looking forward to and we’re thrilled to be able to partner with the best in the business to bring it to them.”Based southeast of Albuquerque, Inn of the Mountain Gods will open a new sportsbook powered by William Hill’s proprietary technology later this summer.Read the full story on iGB North America. 25th June 2019 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

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Diamond Trust Bank of Kenya Limited (DTK.ke) Q32014 Interim Report

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first_imgDiamond Trust Bank of Kenya Limited (DTK.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Diamond Trust Bank of Kenya Limited (DTK.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Diamond Trust Bank of Kenya Limited (DTK.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Diamond Trust Bank of Kenya Limited (DTK.ke)  2014 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileDiamond Trust Bank of Kenya Limited is a financial services and insurance group providing products and services to clients in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Burundi. The company offers a diverse range of products for transactional banking as well as a full service offering for mortgages, asset financing and an insurance premium finance facility. Its treasury services include spot and forward foreign exchange transactions, cross currency swaps and deals, fixed income securities, corporate bonds, fixed income securities, structured treasury products and money market products. Its trade finance services include letters of credit, documentary and clean collections, negotiation of export bills, suppliers credit financing and bank guarantees. Formerly known as Diamond Trust of Kenya, the company changed its name to Diamond Trust Bank Kenya Limited in 1997. Its head office is based in Nairobi, Kenya. Diamond Trust Bank of Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Ross heads list of senior players to pledge futures to Welsh

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first_imgWelsh are also delighted to confirm that Players’ Player of the Year Hudson Tonga’uiha, who scored seven tries in 27 appearances in his debut season, has also re-signed. Others to commit to the Exiles include flanker Michael Hills, who scored three tries during the Championship play-offs, and centre Simon Whatling, both of whom return to Old Deer Park for a third season.Welsh will also once again be able to call on the services of former Wasps second row Martin Purdy, Tonga hooker Vili Ma’asi, Ex-Saracens number eight Ben Russell and prolific wing Liam Gibson. Gordon Ross the former Scottish internationalGordon Ross is among a number of experienced London Welsh players to commit to the Exiles for next season.The 33-year-old former Scotland international fly half has proved an inspired signing in his two seasons at the Dragons, and this season helped the club reach the Championship semi-finals for a second consecutive year.“I had a couple of opportunities to move elsewhere but I’ve really enjoyed my time at Welsh,” said Ross. “The squad is certainly improving and the club is heading in the right direction, and if the nucleus of the squad can stay together then hopefully we can build on what we’ve achieved so far.”Ross has made 49 appearances for the Exiles in all competitions since joining the club in 2009, scoring 242 points, but he is just one of several key and experienced players to commit to Welsh.Former England wing Paul Sampson and second row Matt Corker passed 100 league appearances for the Exiles last season, and the pair will both get the chance to add to their appearance tallies next season having agreed new deals with the club. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS CHICAGO – JUNE 21: Gordon Ross #10 of Scotland A looks to pass the ball against the England Saxons during the Cup Final of the Barclays Churchill Cup at Toyota Park on June 21, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. England won 36-19. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) Further re-signings to be announced in due course.In addition to Josh Drauniniu, Errie Claassens (both Worcester), Nick Runciman (Gloucester) and Aled Thomas (Scarlets), other players leaving London Welsh this summer include Dominic Shabbo, Waisea Luveniyali and Michael Holford. The club would like to thank all of these players for their efforts and wish them all the best for the future.last_img read more

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Casa da Baixa / Rocha Leite Arquitectos Associados

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first_imgPhotographs:  Marcos OliveiraSave this picture!© Marcos OliveiraRecommended ProductsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaThe building in question which was acquired in an advanced state of degradation, revealed, after a major “clean-up”, its potential for regeneration and some unique aspects: plaster work, carpentry, skylight…The client required a functional refurbishment and overall modernisation, in line with the trend for “smart” revitalisation of the city centre, while being sensitive to the preservation of heritage. Save this picture!© Marcos OliveiraThe whole architectural structure was completely safeguarded and restored, and certain degraded elements were improved, such as the stairs, balustrades and exterior door and window frames executed according to the original design. The name “Casa da Baixa” is indicative of the intention to restore the building as housing, combining a studio apartment and a 1-bedroom apartment intended for tourist accommodation, along with an office and the conversion of the run-down ground floor café into a welcoming restaurant integrated into, and connected to the same unit. Save this picture!© Marcos OliveiraOut of “respect” for the architectural basis of the intervention, the design solution aimed to enhance the existing building in that it is representative of the housing and construction styles of 19th century Porto. Simultaneously, the new design tried to make its mark using elements notable for their contemporary language, that are carefully inserted so as to coexist harmoniously. With the introduction of these new elements, which in no way compromise the reading of the original spaces and also provide a certain spatial quality, the functions of the new brief are achieved for this living and refurbished building.Save this picture!© Marcos OliveiraProject gallerySee allShow lessEco-Zone Winning Proposal / BAT + Arquitecnica + LaSuma PaisajistasArticlesGrand Stade FFR (French Rugby Federation) Winning Proposal / Populous & Ateliers 2/3/4/Articles Share CopyCoffee Shop, Houses, Renovation•Porto, Portugal Save this picture!© Marcos Oliveira+ 40 Share CopyAbout this officeRocha Leite Arquitectos AssociadosOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsHospitality ArchitectureRestaurants & BarsCoffee ShopResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationPortoPortugalPublished on February 16, 2013Cite: “Casa da Baixa / Rocha Leite Arquitectos Associados” 16 Feb 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesCupa PizarrasCupaclad® 101 Random in Les PalmiersUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Ridgelight 25-40°Porcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – Coverlam ImperialWindowspanoramah!®ah! Vertical SlidingFastenersSchöckConcrete Façade Fasteners – Isolink®CarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Arena®CoatingsFormicaLaminate – ColorCore®2More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” ArchDaily Coffee Shop “COPY” Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/333063/casa-da-baixa-rocha-leite-arquitectos-associados Clipboard Portugal Architects: Rocha Leite Arquitectos Associados Photographs Casa da Baixa / Rocha Leite Arquitectos AssociadosSave this projectSaveCasa da Baixa / Rocha Leite Arquitectos Associados Casa da Baixa / Rocha Leite Arquitectos Associados ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/333063/casa-da-baixa-rocha-leite-arquitectos-associados Clipboardlast_img read more

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The Box- Tel Aviv Loft for a young couple / Toledano+Architects

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first_imgCopyLoft, Apartment Interiors•Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/910074/the-box-tel-aviv-loft-for-a-young-couple-toledano-plus-architects Clipboard “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/910074/the-box-tel-aviv-loft-for-a-young-couple-toledano-plus-architects Clipboard Area:  110 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ArchDaily Loft Manufacturers: DuPont, Scrigno, BloomSave this picture!© Amit GeronRecommended ProductsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40DoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesText description provided by the architects. Modularity is a key word in the design of this Loft.The clients, a young Israeli couple wanted an apartment that would make the most of the space but that would also allow them to have a children bedroom and even integrate a third bedroom in the planning, to be built in the future.Save this picture!© Amit GeronThe project was commissioned while the building was being built, so the apartment was left an empty shell without anything else than the structure for us to design it with maximum freedom.Save this picture!© Amit GeronSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Amit GeronThe use of very few materials and clean lines combined with a generous living area enhance the feeling of open space.Save this picture!© Amit GeronStill, preserving intimacy was fundamental, and each of the 2 bedrooms are turned to the outside, overlooking at the centenary trees outside.The floor, ceiling as well as a wall in the living room were left in rough concrete.Save this picture!© Amit GeronThe Box and the kitchen in front of it are covered in white oak and reflective, custom brushed stainless steel.Save this picture!Kitchen elevationsSave this picture!Carpentry Detail1A continuous white lacquered bookcase links all the living area and creates various storage all around. It also integrates the doors to the surrounding spaces in the design.The Box is a fully functional object. It encloses the children bathroom, some clothes and household linen storage and defines the dining area with a bench.Save this picture!© Amit GeronThe kitchen is also modular, the back unit opening or closing completely and allowing to hide the mess and the technique when needed. The brushed stainless-steel floor reflects the light that comes in filtered through the trees in a lively and poetic way.Save this picture!© Amit GeronThe angled led lights disturb the calm, clean and square design and provide it with some energy and motion.Also, the centenary trees outside, that almost enter inside the apartment are framed through the large windows as if they were art pieces and filter light creating an ever-changing spaceSave this picture!© Amit GeronProject gallerySee allShow lessSequence of L walls / Ikeda Yukie Ono Toshiharu ArchitectsSelected ProjectsAnavilla / FLAT12xSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Tel Aviv-Yafo, IsraelLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Save this picture!© Amit Geron+ 23Curated by María Francisca González Share The Box- Tel Aviv Loft for a young couple / Toledano+Architectscenter_img The Box- Tel Aviv Loft for a young couple / Toledano+ArchitectsSave this projectSaveThe Box- Tel Aviv Loft for a young couple / Toledano+Architects Year:  Projects Israel Photographs:  Amit Geron Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: Toledano+Architects Area Area of this architecture project 2018 Photographs CopyAbout this officeToledano+ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingLoftInterior DesignResidential InteriorsApartment InteriorsTel Aviv-YafoIsraelPublished on January 25, 2019Cite: “The Box- Tel Aviv Loft for a young couple / Toledano+Architects” 24 Jan 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Charity Love survey shows trust down but majority no less likely to give

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first_img Melanie May | 23 July 2018 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis24  238 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis24 Tagged with: research trust Charity Love survey shows trust down but majority no less likely to givecenter_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. The majority of people plan to give the same or more to charity despite the negative headlines of the past year, but many trust charities less according to research commissioned by Killer Creative.The Love Charity 2018 survey, carried out by YouGov, questioned 2,170 adults, and found that 61% of respondents believe they are no less likely to give to good causes, with 17% expressing a desire to ‘give more’. However, overall 45% of people say they now have trust issues with charities, with 54% of the over 55s and 35% of the under 24s reporting a decline in trust levels.The survey looked at people’s emotional ties to charity and how their feelings manifest themselves. According to findings, while 66% of people say they don’t care how charities ‘raise their funds’, how charities spend their donations is of concern to 71% of those who expressed a decline in trust for charities. Media headlines influenced 64% of people whose trust has declined, as well as wages of staff members (63%), aggressive fundraising (59%) and concern over advertising costs (46%).The findings back calls for greater transparency from charities, with 87% of the public saying they would like at least one significant piece of information about a charity that they are going to support, including details of where the money goes (77%) , how much is spent on the cause (66%) and details of the impact a charity is having (60%).Information people want charities to provide:Details of where money goes: 77% pf peopleProportion of money spent on cause: 66%Details of impact charity is having: 60%How it raises its funds: 34%Pay and diversity info: 24%Complaints history: 22%Other ways I can support: 18%Number of employees: 13%Don’t know: 7%None: 6%However, the survey also reveals that 58% of the UK population proclaim to love at least one of the top 30 UK charities, with Macmillan Cancer Support, Cancer Research UK, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Dogs Trust, and the RSPCA topping the list.Donation levels have also largely stayed the same or increased, with 61% saying there had been no change in the amount they give, and 17% saying they were giving more. 14% said they were giving less. Levels of donations from the young have increased more than the average, with 21% of 18-24 year olds professing to give more, and 18% of 25-34 year olds doing the same.Rob Alcroft, COO of Killer Creative, said:“The manner in which different age groups, particularly the young and old, are susceptible to forces that erode trust in charities is important news for the sector. Over the past 12 months, the charity sector has reeled from a series of high-profile scandals. This has affected the many, but represented the actions of few. The good news is that the next generation of donors are less affected by negative elements that erode trust; and indeed appear to be giving more.”“There is a clear link between the trust people have for charities, the love that they feel for them, and the transparency of the organisation. With an over-whelming indication that transparency is key to answering public concerns, it is clear that those charities topping our ‘most loved’ list are getting this right, and others can learn from it.” Advertisement The full survey results can be read on the Love Charity 2018 microsite.  237 total views,  1 views todaylast_img read more

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Philadelphia marchers oppose Clinton and DNC racism

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first_img“Don’t vote for Hillary, she’s killing Black people!” a thousand protesters chanted over and over as the Black DNC Resistance March against Police Terrorism and State Repression ensnared midday traffic while they rallied and marched through North Philadelphia’s Black community.The July 26 march was timed to coincide with — and disrupt — the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Coalition for REAL (Racial, Economic and Legal) Justice, a Black-led group of progressives, anti-racists and anti-capitalists organized against police occupation and murders of Black and Brown people, called the march.The march kicked off with a rally in the Cecil B. Moore neighborhood of North Philadelphia. Anti-gentrification activists from the “Stadium Stompers” joined the rally. The latter group is fighting Temple University’s latest attempts to build a football stadium that would further displace Black and working-class communities.The Philly Coalition for REAL Justice connected the nationwide onslaught of gentrification in historically Black communities to the epidemic of police violence. Speakers read the names of police terrorism victims one-by-one, passing out dozens of signs bearing those names.  “Who will carry this name?” asked Erica Mines of REAL Justice after reading each name. “We will!” responded the crowd each time.Several Puerto Rican flags could be spotted within the gathering.  \The Comité Boricua Filadelfia-Camden (Philadelphia-Camden Boricua Committee) contingent marched in support of Black Resistance behind a banner calling for independence for the U.S. colony of Puerto Rico.The Philadelphia South Asian Collective and the immigrant rights organization Juntos also joined the march.Cephus Johnson (aka Uncle Bobby), whose nephew Oscar Grant was shot and killed in 2009 by cops in Oakland, Calif., gave an impassioned speech exposing police as protectors and servants of the racist state, not the people.Asa Khalif, whose cousin Brandon Tate-Brown was killed by Philadelphia police in December 2014, called for a revolutionary movement to overthrow the system of white supremacy.The Black and Brown Workers Collective, representing nonprofit sector workers, and the Palestinian resistance movement were also represented in the ranks of protesters, as well as low-wage workers from Fight for $15.A United Nations special rapporteur on the rights of freedom and assembly met with REAL Justice members to discuss state repression in the lead-up to the protests and then joined the march. The U.N. representative later witnessed police helicopters flying just above the sound car, attempting to drown out speakers, including Teresa Shoatz, daughter of famed political prisoner Russell Maroon Shoatz.Marchers poured into Philadelphia’s streets to walk more than two miles in 94-degree heat to City Hall in Center City.  Food Not Bombs activists and volunteers supported the event by preparing and passing out hundreds of bagged lunches and bottled water to marchers.Four banner-decorated vehicles that took over all four north and south bound lanes of Broad Street preceded the march.  Demonstrators carrying white banners with stark black lettering lined up curb-to-curb and led the march, which stopped often for short street rallies.‘Shut Down the DNC’Several hundred more protesters gathered at City Hall for a Shut Down the DNC rally. Larry Holmes, with the New York City People’s Power Assembly, appealed to Sanders supporters among the crowd, saying for their movement to be relevant beyond the Democratic National Convention it must embrace the Black Lives Matter movement.Palestinian author and activist Susan Abulhawa and Brandon Do with Temple Students for Justice in Palestine denounced Hillary Clinton and the DNC for their continued support for Israeli occupation of and repression in Palestine.Speakers also criticized Clinton’s support of drone strikes, her backing the overthrow of governments in Haiti, Honduras, Libya and Syria, and her labeling of Black youth as “superpredators.”Scott Williams, a march organizer, gave a brief history of the Democratic Party’s legacy in support of slavery, racism and wars.Workers World Party Presidential Candidate Monica Moorehead called for the abolishment of the police. WWP Vice Presidential Candidate Lamont Lilly, an anti-police brutality activist from North Carolina, joined other Black activists in leading chants throughout the entire 5.5-mile march.When the Black DNC Resistance March arrived at City Hall, the crowd from the Shut Down the DNC rally surged into the streets to join them. Standing on the back of a pickup truck amidst a sea of people, signs and red-black-green flags, members of the REAL Justice Coalition delivered speech after explosive speech exposing Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party and U.S. imperialism as enemies of all working and oppressed people.Black and Brown solidarityIn a strong show of Black and Brown solidarity, a migrant contingent joined in carrying a Dismantle ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) banner.  Fernando Lopez, with the New Orleans Workers Center for Racial Justice, led the crowd in chanting “Dismantle ICE, Defund the Police.”Marchers again took to the streets for yet another dynamic and spirited march to the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia where the DNC was being held.As the march neared the convention site, the chanting, militant crowd forced a line of motorcycle cops trying to block the street to turn around one-by-one. The protesters pushed forward toward the DNC, with their leading vehicles forcing police cars with flashing red lights and blaring sirens to back off and retreat.Meanwhile, hundreds of supporters of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, including those who had walked out of the convention, marched toward the advancing Black Resistance demonstrators while chanting “Black Lives Matter!”At the end of the eight-hour march, Cornelius Moody of REAL Justice urged Sanders supporters to return to their communities to actively support the Black-led movement.13,000 protesters in 60 actions; issues DNC omitted From July 23-29, an estimated 13,000 protesters took part in some 60 rallies, marches, indoor meetings and civil disobedience actions in Philadelphia against the DNC and Hillary Clinton. Several were for Sanders, fueled by Wikileaks exposure of emails showing that Democratic Party leaders manipulated the primary elections in Hillary Clinton’s favor.These marches also targeted Clinton for wavering on rejection of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact and for her legacy of promoting U.S. imperialist policies on a global basis. Indoor gatherings also addressed the problems of Islamophobia and the Israeli occupation of Palestine.Before the convention opened on July 24, Indigenous activists led about 8,000 people gathered at City Hall for a March for Clean Energy. Many signs opposed fracking and the construction of oil and gas pipelines like   Keystone XL.On the DNC’s opening day, July 25, the Poor Peoples’ Economic and Human Rights Campaign led a March for Our Lives. This action focused on the issues of long-term and widespread poverty in Philadelphia, the student debt crisis, epidemic and untreated drug addiction, and the lack of affordable health care. Earlier in the day immigrants marched for their rights and against ICE raids (see separate article on this issue).Philadelphia officials initially tried to limit public opposition to the DNC and Clinton by denying permits for marches, especially in Center City during morning and afternoon rush hours.  The city was forced to back down after demonstrators held a press conference in late June and a legal action by the Pennsylvania American Civil Liberties Union.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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TCU Beach Volleyball jumps to No. 13 after impressive weekend in Tallahassee

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first_imgHaley is a senior journalism major and political science minor from Parker, Texas. When she’s not in the newsroom, she enjoys playing sand volleyball with her friends and watching all the cute dog videos on Facebook. World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TCU visiting scholar continues campus conversation on immigration Newest construction plan aims to close parts of Bellaire Drive for pedestrian walkway Facebook Facebook printThe American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) poll ranked the Horned Frogs (16-8) at No. 13 for the first time in program history on Monday.“We’re really excited and happy about the ranking, and it is good for our program,” said head coach Hector Gutierrez. “At the end of the day, I am happy for the girls because they have been working hard and playing hard to get to this point.”The Frogs paved their way into the top 15 after upsetting three ranked teams at the Staybridge Suites Invitational in Tallahassee, Florida this past weekend. They squeezed past No. 10 Georgia State (3-2), No. 13 Florida International (3-2) and No. 14 Florida Atlantic (3-2) to catch the AVCA’s attention. The team gave up their lone loss to Florida State, who has been fixed at No. 4 since week two of the 2017 polls.The updated ranking puts TCU ahead of both FIU (14) and FAU (15).“The girls were mentally and physically ready to play,” Gutierrez said. “It was great for us to show that we can compete against some of the best teams in the country.”The Frogs now have a total of five wins over ranked teams this season. In March, they beat Arizona State and Cal Poly, who were 10th and 15th at the time, respectively.TCU looks to continue its rhythm in the last regular season match-ups against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Texas A&M-Kingsville on Apr. 22 in Corpus Christi. Twitter Haley Harrisonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/haley-harrison/ Twitter Haley Harrisonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/haley-harrison/ ReddIt Linkedin + posts ReddIt Previous articleFrogs defeat DBU 9-3, push win streak to 13 gamesNext articleTCU running back transfers to Oregon State Haley Harrison RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSgame wonTCU in title Haley Harrisonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/haley-harrison/ Haley Harrison TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Haley Harrisonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/haley-harrison/ Good Neighbors Animal Rescue helps hundreds of feral cats and dogs Linkedin Students concerned about off-campus thefts Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

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European Union urged to take clear stand on censorship in China

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first_img March 12, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific News June 2, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures RSF_en News Follow the news on China China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison ChinaAsia – Pacific center_img Help by sharing this information Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes to go further News As the 18th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party prepares to unveil the names of the country’s new leaders, the censorship surrounding the congress has shown the level for contempt for freedom of information in China.“Although Hu Jintao said at the start of the congress that China would ‘never copy a Western political system,’ we urge the international community and the European Union in particular to promote freedom of information in China because it is not the prerogative of any western political system, it is a fundamental freedom recognized by article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire said.“We therefore call on the European Union, the recent winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, to emphasize its commitment to human rights in general and freedom of information in particular to China’s new leaders.”Reporters Without Borders urges Xi Jinping, who everyone expects to be the next paramount leader, to embark on far-reaching political reforms. The censorship that has surrounded the 18th Congress has so far given little hope of a China that will respect media freedom. (See 8 November 2012 press release and the news feed)The censorship began with an intensified crackdown on dissidents and human rights activists, in many cases involving physical restraint. They were banned from going to Shanghai and Beijing and were sent to other cities. Many were summoned for questioning. The cyber-dissident Hu Jia was placed under police surveillance and was forbidden to give interviews to foreign media.The authorities also reinforced their control of the Internet. Many Weibo accounts were closed. Google and Gmail were rendered inaccessible. And the Weibo search engine prevented searches for the 18th Congress. Not only were the words “18th Congress”(十八大 / shibada) censored but also the homonyms that began being used in a bid to thwart the censors.As Reporters Without Borders feared, the authorities did everything possible to prevent information circulating in Tibet. The impossibility of communicating with this region or disseminating information about it has reached unprecedented levels as the Chinese authorities step up efforts to suppress reports about the Tibetan people’s demands and the 10 or so cases of self-immolation during the congress.With one of the world’s most sophisticated system’s of online censorship and surveillance, China is on the Reporters Without Borders list of “Enemies of the Internet” and is ranked 174th out of 179 countries in the 2011-2012 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. A total of 30 journalists and 69 netizens are currently imprisoned in China. News November 14, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 European Union urged to take clear stand on censorship in China Organisation Receive email alertslast_img read more

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What Factors are Holding Back Housing?

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The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Xhevrije West is a talented writer and editor based in Dallas, Texas. She has worked for a number of publications including The Syracuse New Times, Dallas Flow Magazine, and Bellwethr Magazine. She completed her Bachelors at Alcorn State University and went on to complete her Masters at Syracuse University. March 29, 2016 9,769 Views About Author: Xhevrije West Existing-home sales have suffered in recent months due to the continuous imbalance of extremely low inventory levels and rapid home price appreciation, and industry experts believe that this trend will not end anytime soon.Ten-X’s Residential Real Estate Nowcast expects existing-home sales to perform better in March with a 4.8 percent increase from the previous month and a 2.6 percent year-over-year increase. The company projects that sales will fall between seasonally adjusted annual rates of 5.15 and 5.55 million, with a targeted number of 5.32 million.“Though U.S. home sales have seen significant volatility in recent months due to external factors, sales remain at a high overall level,” said Peter Muoio, Ten-X Chief Economist. “The housing market stands on solid ground despite global economic volatility and weaker U.S. GDP growth, with the firmer labor market and enhanced household budgets from low oil providing a boost to consumer confidence.”Rick Sharga, Ten-X’s EVP, does not believe that existing-home sales will normalize anytime soon with inventory shortages prevalent in the market.“Both January and February home sales were slightly better than a year ago, and our Nowcast predicts that March will continue that trend,” Sharga said. “But inventory levels remain low, and home price appreciation continues to outpace wage growth. These factors suggest that, even with mortgage rates near their historic lows, a return to more ‘normal’ levels of home sales is still off in the distance.”The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported that existing-home sales fell in February 2016 after reaching the highest annual rate in six months in January. The report found that existing-home sales decreased 7.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.08 million in February from 5.47 million in January. However, the report noted that despite last month’s large decline, sales remain 2.2 percent higher than a year ago.The existing-home sales report from NAR for January 2016, showed that lenders are well on the path to recovery from TRID delays.  The report found that existing-home sales increased 0.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.47 million in January from a downwardly revised 5.45 million in December. Existing sales are now 11.0 percent higher than a year ago, the highest annual rate in six months and the largest year-over-year gain since 16.3 percent July 2013.”The overall demand for buying is still solid entering the busy spring season, but home prices and rents outpacing wages and anxiety about the health of the economy are holding back a segment of would-be buyers,” said Lawrence Yun, NAR Chief Economist.The decline in existing-home sales in February did not slow down home price appreciation. According to the NAR, the median existing-home price in February was $210,800, up 4.4 percent from last February’s median price of $201,900. This marks the 48th consecutive month of year-over-year gains. Home prices fell within Ten-X’s range of $209,607 to $231,671 predicted in last month’s Nowcast. Now, Ten-X expects that sales prices for existing homes will fall between $209,207 and $231,229 for March with a targeted price of $220,218, representing 4.5 percent month-over-month and year-over-year gains.  Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articles Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Existing Home Sales Housing Market Ten-X Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago What Factors are Holding Back Housing? Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Yellen is Dovish on Future Rate Hikes Next: Pro Teck Introduces Intelligent Quality Control Solution for Appraisers Home / Daily Dose / What Factors are Holding Back Housing? Existing Home Sales Housing Market Ten-X 2016-03-29 Brian Honea read more

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