Bellway sees muted house price rises

first_img whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Times KCS-content Tuesday 19 October 2010 7:50 pm whatsapp Bellway said the autumn pick up in house sales had been muted, leading the housebuilder to cut its full-year sales target as uncertainty around the government’s spending review crimps confidence.The housebuilder, which posted full-year results in line with expectations, is the first housebuilder to comment on the traditionally active autumn selling period. A stagnant housing market will add to the gloom of the coalition government’s austerity measures, with spending cuts to be announced tomorrow.“The first two months of this trading year, it’s picked up, but not quite to the extent we that we hoped,” said chief executive John Watson.He added that subdued activity so far this year has caused the builder to abandon its target of raising sales volumes by 10 per cent this year.Still, Bellway’s total order book is currently at £397m, roughly 13 per cent ahead of last year.Selling prices and margins are up, with the average selling price rising to £163,175 compared with £154,005 last year, while margins will continue to be driven up by cheaper land, the Newcastle-based firm said. Bellway, reported a pre-tax profit of £44.4m in the 12 months to end July compared with £29.8m Sharecenter_img More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April Show Comments ▼ Bellway sees muted house price rises Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Live casino’s Authentic working through new market ‘hitlist’

first_img Topics: Casino & games Tech & innovation Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: Europe Baltics Estonia Latvia AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Supplier targets further launches after moving into Latvia and Estonia with Optibet Casino & gamescenter_img Live casino’s Authentic working through new market ‘hitlist’ 19th October 2018 | By contenteditor Email Address Authentic Gaming has revealed it is working through a “hitlist” of new market launches after expanded its services into Estonia and Latvia for the first time.The live casino supplier has signed a deal with online casino and sportsbook firm Optibet, with players in both Baltic states now able to access the company’s live roulette gaming service. Roulette wheels are streamed live from various major casinos around the world, with players able to bet online alongside customers in the land-based facility. Authentic last month launched in Italy via partnerships with both LeoVegas and Eurobet, and has also gone live in Denmark and Romania during the past 12 months. In addition, the company picked up a new licence in the UK in August. Jonas Delin (pictured), chief executive of Authentic, told “Interest from one of our operator partners made us take a closer look at these territories and we found there were great opportunities in both markets. “Latvia had a strong appetite for live casino games but lacked variety, so there was a clear opportunity to launch our suite of innovative live roulette games and shake up the status quo. With these opportunities identified, the next step was to ensure our games were compliant and certified, and then gear up for launch.” Delin also told that the firm is now seeking to launch in other markets, revealing Authentic has a “hitlist” to work through moving into 2019. He said: “We will focus on maximising our footprint in the markets that we have just entered as we are in the early stages of our growth cycle. Having said that, we continuously eye other lucrative markets, and have a hitlist that we will work through moving into the new year.”last_img read more

Kindred prepares for NJ launch with Mazooma partnership

first_img Unibet brand can now accept payments from 100% of US bank accounts thanks to payment processor’s real-time ACH solution Finance 17th December 2018 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Payments Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Kindred prepares for NJ launch with Mazooma partnership Topics: Finance Kindred Group has bolstered its payments function in North America ahead of its New Jersey debut by partnering with Mazooma.Kindred will use Mazooma’s eCheck Select automated clearing house (ACH) bank-verified service when its Unibet brand begins operations in New Jersey. The incorporation of eCheck Select allows Kindred to receive payments from 100% of consumer bank accounts in the US, with transactions verified in real-time.“Our deal with Mazooma underlines our commitment to giving our customers excellent igaming experiences,” said Kindred senior vice president for the US market Manuel Stan.The nationwide payments deal is another partnership for Kindred ahead of its New Jersey debut, expecetd to take place in the first quarter of 2019. Its Unibet New Jersey site will be operate under Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City’s iGaming licence, with its online casino to be powered by SG Digital, and long-term partner Kambi providing sports betting technology.Earlier this month Stan told that while New Jersey is Kindred’s priority in North America, Pennsylvania is “a very interesting opportunity.”Nevada-based Mazooma is already working with operators such as MGM Resorts and GVC as well as technology suppliers including Scientific Games and Gamesys.It launched in 2009, entered New Jersey in 2013, and by 2014 had integrated with every iGaming in the US, with eCheck Select then launched introduced in 2015.“We’re proud to be selected as the ACH technology partner for Kindred Group’s US launch and ongoing operations,” said Jamie MacKay, chief executive of Mazooma. “With eCheck Select to power positive user experiences, Mazooma continues to reimagine online payments with a focus on technological innovation.” Regions: US Email Addresslast_img read more

6% dividend yields! A UK share I think will deliver HUGE returns despite a no-deal Brexit

first_img6% dividend yields! A UK share I think will deliver HUGE returns despite a no-deal Brexit See all posts by Royston Wild Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. So it’s finally come to this. Three-and-a-half years of tiptoeing over future trade arrangements have yielded very little and a no-deal Brexit in just 20 days is a strong possibility. UK share prices have slumped in Friday business as a result. Sterling has also slipped to multi-week lows against other major currencies.There’s still time to avoid the cliff edge, of course. But it’s clear UK share investors need to be prepared for the worst. The Office for National Statistics reckons a no-deal scenario will lop an extra 2% off a British economy, already ravaged by the effects of Covid-19, next year. The European Commission reckons GDP on these shores will fall by as much as 3% by the end of 2022 under this scenario. Trading on WTO rules poses significant disruption to economic growth over the longer term too.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…A top UK share on my watchlistUK share markets could be in for a bumpy ride in 2021. But it doesn’t mean investors should run for the hills. There are still plenty of stocks out there that will deliver brilliant shareholder returns in the near term and beyond.I continued to invest in my Stocks and Shares ISA this year despite the crashing global economy. I wasn’t put off by Covid-19 and I won’t be deterred by Brexit issues either. Let me talk you through a top UK share I think will thrive whatever happens. National Grid (LSE: NG).Powering up your shares portfolioThe threat of cross-border supply disruptions and weak consumer spending is something UK share investors need to be prepared for. They can seek relief from these problems by buying utilities companies. Demand for their essential services will remain stable, whatever happens in terms of Brexit.National Grid is a perfect FTSE 100 stock for a cliff-edge withdrawal from the European Union, then. This is because it has a monopoly on keeping Britain’s power grid up and running. It doesn’t face competitive pressures such as British Gas owner Centrica, a company which could suffer a fresh customer exodus in 2021 as cash-strapped households look to cut costs.Don’t think National Grid is just a great safety blanket in the event of a no-deal Brexit though. This is a UK share whose ongoing expansion programme should deliver excellent shareholder profits in the years ahead. Just last month, it affirmed plans to grow its asset base “at the upper end” of its target range of 5-7%. It plans to invest £5bn in this fiscal year alone to achieve these plans.Today, National Grid trades on a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 16 times for the 12 months to March 2021. I think this is great value, given the company’s robustness. A particularly in-demand quality in these uncertain times. Allied with its near-6% dividend yield, I think this UK share is a terrific buy for Stocks and Shares ISA investors like me. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Image source: Getty Images Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Enter Your Email Address I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Royston Wild | Friday, 11th December, 2020 | More on: NG last_img read more

La Constitución y los Cánones de la Iglesia Episcopal están…

first_img Submit a Press Release Featured Events This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Bath, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Belleville, IL [14 de febrero de, 2013] La Constitución y los Cánones de la Iglesia Episcopal, actualizados después de la Convención General de 2012, se encuentran ahora disponibles en el internet en formato de pdf de la Oficina de la Convención General y para ser ordenados por adelantado del Grupo de Publicación de la Iglesia.La  Constitución y los Cánones reflejan todos los cambios que fueron vigentes a partir del 1 de enero de 2013.Descargue gratis la Constitución y los Cánones aquí.Descargue gratis secciones particulares en formato pdf mediante los Archivos de la Iglesia Episcopal aquí.Ordene por adelantado una copia de la Constitución y de los Cánones del Grupo de Publicación de la Iglesia aquí.Para obtener más información comuníquese con Christopher Barajas, Asistente de Personal para Publicaciones de la Oficina de Convención General, [email protected] Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Cathedral Dean Boise, ID TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Knoxville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Associate Rector Columbus, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit a Job Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA La Constitución y los Cánones de la Iglesia Episcopal están ahora disponibles en el internet y para ser ordenados por adelantado Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Press Release Servicecenter_img Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Martinsville, VA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Posted Feb 14, 2013 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit an Event Listing The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Hopkinsville, KY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate Diocese of Nebraska last_img read more

Title IX regulations, Part 2: Narrow new rules and racial bias

first_imgBulletin: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is preparing to remove civil rights protections for students of color, reported, Dec. 13. ( This can only ramp up racial bias in regard to Title IX as discussed in this article.Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ proposed revisions of Title IX regulations, covering sexual harassment, assault and abuse in K-12 schools and federally funded colleges and universities, were designed to make it easier for educational institutions to avoid dealing with such issues and harder for survivors to bring charges against perpetrators. That turns the original intent of Title IX upside down. Title IX is a landmark civil rights law passed in the Education Amendments of 1972 to prohibit sex discrimination in federally funded education programs. That’s why DeVos’ revisions are adamantly opposed by survivors’ advocates, women’s and LGBTQ rights organizations, and educational and legal groups. But the proposed revisions align perfectly with the misogynous stalking practices of DeVos’ boss. Predator-in-chief Donald Trump boasts about his sexist conquests, while current headlines delve into his payoffs silencing two mistresses. DeVos was doing Trump’s bidding when revamping Title IX regulations, published Nov. 16, after consulting so-called “men’s rights” groups which promote the myth of “false accusations.” DeVos’ predecessor called such cases “exceedingly rare.” According to the National Women’s Law Center, more than 3 million students will be sexually assaulted in 2018; less than 10 percent will report that to administrators. More than 1 in 5 women, nearly 1 in 18 men and nearly 1 in 4 transgender and gender-nonconforming students in college are sexually assaulted annually. During college, 62 percent of women and 61 percent of men experience sexual harassment. During grades 7-12, 56 percent of girls and 40 percent of boys are sexually harassed. In reporting harassment, women and girls of color, students who are pregnant, parenting, LGBTQ or gender-nonconforming are more likely to be ignored, punished or labeled “promiscuous.” Proposed changes in Title IX rulesTwo major changes in the regulations would make it harder to convict an assailant. (Source: The National Women’s Law Center, “DeVos’s Proposed Changes to Title IX, Explained,” One change raises the standard for a case from “preponderance of evidence” to “clear and convincing evidence.” Preponderance is the standard used by federal courts in civil rights cases and all other types of student misconduct.The other change radically upgrades sexual harassment from “unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature” to “unwelcome conduct on the basis of sex that is so severe, pervasive and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person access to the [institution’s] education program or activity.” This stringent definition would force a survivor to meet an extremely high test. Strict definitions of evidence allow institutions to address only the worst cases of sexual harassment and abuse. This may force survivors to suffer more before they seek help. Institutional responsibility for sexual assault or harassment is also limited to “school-sponsored activity” and doesn’t include online communication, though much informal student interaction occurs through school-provided social media sites. Previously students could report abuse to a trusted teacher, resident advisor or coach. Now, only a Title IX coordinator with “the authority to institute corrective measures” or K-12 teacher who has “actual knowledge” of abuse can take action. That would let Michigan State and Penn State, with perpetrators like Larry Nassar and Jerry Sandusky, respectively, off the hook. The new rules automatically exempt religiously affiliated institutions from Title IX; currently they must file a formal request for exemption. Students may not know until it’s too late that they won’t be covered by rights conveyed in Title IX. Institutions may offer students “supportive measures” to help them stay in school, such as counseling or modified work and class schedules, but only offers “mutual” restrictions on contact between parties. If an institution believes transferring a perpetrator from classes would pose an “unreasonable burden” on them, then the survivor must make changes, imposing a burden on them.Institutions can now propose mediation, often used to resolve peer conflict — both sides take responsibility so they can compromise. But mediation is never appropriate for resolving sexual assault cases, which is why it’s previously been prohibited. Will cross examination eliminate racial bias? The most controversial aspect of the proposed regulations is allowing sexual assault survivors be cross-examined by an advisor for the accused, while an advisor for the survivor may cross-examine the accused. Such confrontation, even if the two sides are in different rooms or participate via videoconference, could intensify the survivor’s trauma, forcing them to drop the case or deterring them from initially reporting. Lara Bazelon, a University of San Francisco law professor, contends in her Dec. 5 op-ed in the New York Times that rules of cross examination are needed. She argues this will counter the racial bias that permeates every aspect of U.S. society. Bazelon runs a pro bono clinic with her students to advocate for low-income students of color facing expulsion from allegations of sexual assault. Noting that the Office of Civil Rights does not collect data on race in Title IX cases, she cites analysis of assault accusations at a private college in upstate New York where 4.2 percent of students were Black in 2012-13. There, 50 percent of sexual-violation accusations were against Black students, and 40 percent of Blacks went through the disciplinary process. “We have long over-sexualized, over-criminalized and disproportionately punished black men,” writes Bazelon. “It should come as no surprise that, in a setting in which protections for the accused are greatly diminished, this shameful legacy persists.”Bazelon contends that cross examination is in line with a Michigan court ruling last August which found that a public university “must give the accused student or his agent an opportunity to cross-examine the accuser and adverse witnesses in the presence of a neutral fact-finder.” But will cross examination be impartial? Will it go beyond “he said, she said”? Will due process promote fairness and justice? That depends on who is administering each case and what biases they bring to the proceedings. The current Trump administration’s abysmal racist record hardly suggests that DeVos’ rules are being implemented to counter racism. Voice your views before Feb. 28The proposed changes to Title IX regulations are not final. There is a public comment period from Nov. 29 to Jan. 28. The Department of Education must incorporate all comments into the final rules. The NWLC objected to the timing of the 60-day period, which included finals, holidays, school breaks, and sent the DoE a letter Nov. 26 co-signed by 123 organizations and 231 individuals requesting a 60-day extension. The letter urged the DoE to “schedule public hearings at school districts and college campuses throughout the country to encourage additional input from students, teachers, administrators and advocates” so “those most affected … are given the opportunity to engage and give the Department the benefit of a robust rule-making process.”The Seattle Times reports the University of Washington has scheduled discussions on three campuses Jan. 14-17. Victor Balta, a UW administrator, was concerned about the “narrowed definition of sexual harassment,” which might create an “erosion of trust and confidence” in student views of UW. (Nov. 29)Comments should be posted on under the title “Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance” listed on Nov. 29. The National Women’s Law Center suggests two ways to submit comments: 1) Send a prewritten statement ( 2) Write a personal comment using a customizable format ( It’s urgent to submit comments before the Feb. 28 deadline. (PHOTO: Feministing)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Over Five Thousand Producers are Signed Up for DMC

first_img SHARE Over Five Thousand Producers are Signed Up for DMC Previous article2020 Will Be Confusing but One Company has Unbiased Perspective on Herbicide Systems on the HAT Friday Morning EditionNext articleIndiana FSA Extends Prevented Plant Crop Reporting Deadline for Non-insured, Non-NAP Producers NAFB News Service By NAFB News Service – Jun 30, 2019 SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Over Five Thousand Producers are Signed Up for DMC Facebook Twitter USDA Undersecretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey says more than 5,000 dairy operations have signed up for the new Dairy Margin Coverage Program. The exact number was 5,364 as of last Thursday afternoon. Northey says about 40,000 dairy operations are eligible to enroll, but overall he’s pleased with the number of producers who’ve signed up since June 17. The DMC, created by the 2018 Farm Bill, replaces the Margin Protection Program for Dairy, which many producers didn’t like. The Hagstrom Report says the new program will make payments to dairy producers when the difference between the all-milk price and the average feed cost (the margin) falls below a certain dollar amount, which is selected by each producer when they sign up for the program.Northey did say the DMC will not solve all the problems of the dairy industry but told reporters last week that it “offers a little bit of support in a challenging time.” The program is retroactive to January first, while USDA is hopeful of making payments soon. The White House Office of Management and Budget is still working on approving all the details of the program.last_img read more

Hurricane Harvey barrels toward the Texas coast

first_imgElizabeth Campbell ReddIt Elizabeth Campbell Breakdown: Cambridge Analytica, information warfare Matt Looingvill struggles with his umbrella as he tries to walk in the wind and rain, Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Harvey intensified into a hurricane Thursday and steered for the Texas coast with the potential for up to 3 feet of rain, 125 mph winds and 12-foot storm surges in what could be the fiercest hurricane to hit the United States in almost a dozen years.(AP Photo/Eric Gay) Facebook + posts Linkedin Elizabeth Campbell is executive editor of TCU 360 and a senior journalism and political science double major. When not in the newsroom, she’s thinking about the news while probably watching TCU football or being a history nerd. Send her a tip if you have a story to share! Twitter Twitter  Several counties are evacuating and Governor Greg Abbott has declared a state of emergency for 30 counties along the coast. Some residents, however, are boarding up windows and planning to wait out the storm. TCU Class of 2016 alumnus Israel Cano, a public information officer for Corpus Christi, said he’s camping at city hall until Sunday or Monday. He’s expected to keep residents posted on conditions via the city’s social media accounts. “My job is to be the know-it-all of everything that is happening around the city to be able to respond correctly,” Cano said. Several Horned Frogs are from some of the areas expected to take a severe hit. According to the TCU registrar’s office there are 14 students from Corpus Christi, two students from Victoria and 280 students from Houston whose permanent addresses are from those cities. Senior marketing major, Wyatt Wheeler, is from The Woodlands – about 30 minutes north of Houston. He said his mother headed to the grocery store Thursday morning. “She is loading up on groceries, on sandbags, gas and any longterm items she might need like water and filtration systems,” Wheeler said. Wheeler said he is remaining calm about the upcoming storm, partly because his house is higher up which limits his concern over possible flooding. “I’m not worried at all,” Wheeler said. “We’ve never had a flood in our house. It’s more just a matter of gearing up for not having power.” Wheeler said that after Hurricane Katrina, they didn’t have power for a week and a half, but added that his mother loves to read so she’ll be able to pass the time learning without electricity. Hurricane Harvey InfographicVenngage Infographics Elizabeth Campbell CRES negotiates move to interdisciplinary unit amid student resistance Linkedin Elizabeth Campbell World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution And for some people evacuating from the area, Dallas/Fort Worth is where they are headed, including some of the infants from the NICU of the children’s hospital in Corpus Christi.  WATCH: Former Chief of Staff for Obama talks Trump administration, Democrats, liberal arts education Cano said this includes not just giving updates, but also having conversations with people over social media to answer any specific questions they may have.Corpus Christi is under a voluntary evacuation order, but many residents are choosing to stay. Cano said people have been stocking up on supplies.Israel Cano’s parents boarded up the windows of their home. (Photo by Israel Cano.)“I went to Home Depot and it felt like something out of a disaster movie,” he said. “I went to H-E-B yesterday and all the shelves were empty. It was crazy to see it change as rapidly as that.”Cano said that while he is “nervous” for the approaching storm, he’s confident in the city’s plan.“It’s still going to be bad, but I feel more reassured by knowing exactly what’s happening,” Cano said. “Even though there is uncertainty, we have an idea.” Israel Cano’s dog Buster will be brought inside during the storm. (Photo by Israel Cano.)Cano will be stationed inside the city hall building, in his office with no windows. His parents, who live in the area, have decided to board the window and remain in their home.Fort Worth won’t feel the full impact of the hurricane. The National Weather Service in Fort Worth predicts only heavy rainfall.  With that in mind, Fort Worth and other North Texas cities are coordinating with officials in the affected areas. Thursday morning the Fort Worth Fire Department sent 14 members of the swift/flood water team and the urban search and rescue team to assist with hurricane efforts along the coast. Facebook printUpdate Friday 1:30 p.m.: Hurricane Harvey, which is expected to make landfall overnight on the Texas coast, is forecast as a Category 3 storm with winds of up to 110 mph.TCU Provost Nowell Donovan sent out an email to TCU faculty Friday morning encouraging them to show their “usual compassion” to students who have family in the area and may have to miss class to handle family emergencies.“It is easy to sit back and contemplate with awe Nature’s power from afar, to revel in the statistics a few hundreds of miles from the Gulf,” Donovan wrote. “The sad fact is that some people who waken this morning may well be gone by the end of the weekend.”During a Friday afternoon press conference, Gov. Greg Abbott urged any Texans in low lying, flood prone areas to evacuate as immediately.“This is going to be a very major disaster,” Abbott said. “What you don’t know and what nobody else knows right now is the magnitude of flooding that will be coming.”Abbott said officials are responding in a “very aggressive way” to ensure the “needs of fellow citizens be addressed swiftly.”  Texas Department of Transportation is “fully aware” of traffic levels to ensure the “swiftest levels of evacuation,” Abbott said.Hurricane Harvey is barreling toward Texas and is expected to become a Category 3 hurricane when it reaches the coast early Saturday morning. 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Presidential election: concern about violence against journalists

first_img Follow the news on Armenia Organisation ArmeniaEurope – Central Asia to go further Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders today urged Armenia’s electoral authorities to ensure that tomorrow’s presidential election run-off is not marred by incidents similar to those in the first round on 19 February in which journalists were the targets of violence and obstruction.”We ask you to do everything possible to ensure that such incidents are not repeated in the second round on 5 March,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said in a letter to Artak Sahradian, the president of the electoral commission. “We point out that, while the media must adhere to strict rules to avoid favouring any candidate during an election, the authorities for their part must ensure that journalists are free to cover the polling,” Ménard said.Goar Vernizian, a correspondent of the weekly Aizhm, which is published by the Democratic National Union Party, was thrown against the wall of the Shirvanzade school polling station by unidentified individuals on 19 February as she was covering violations of the electoral rules. Her assailants also seized the audio cassette on which she was recording. Two journalists with the TV station Shant were hit and their video tapes were taken as they filmed a man stuffing ballots into a ballot-box in the same polling station.The same day in Yerevan, a member of the parliamentary commission of voting station No. 356/16 in Nar-Dos school seized the camera of freelance journalist Susanna Pogosian and injured her hand as she was accompanying Gedeon Lichtfield of the British weekly The Economist. Lilit Vardanian, the person in charge of electoral commission No. 26/073 in Echmiadzin (20 km. from Yerevan), refused to allow Karina Asatrian, a reporter with the independent TV station A1+, and her cameraman Robert Kharazian to film. The two journalists were then physically attacked by young men who damaged their camera and chased them out of the polling station. June 8, 2021 Find out more Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” News News Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakhcenter_img News ArmeniaEurope – Central Asia RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan News RSF_en April 9, 2021 Find out more March 4, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Presidential election: concern about violence against journalists Help by sharing this information November 11, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

JPMorgan CEO on Trump

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / JPMorgan CEO on Trump Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago JPMorgan CEO on Trump Joey Pizzolato is the Online Editor of DS News and MReport. He is a graduate of Spalding University, where he holds a holds an MFA in Writing as well as DePaul University, where he received a B.A. in English. His fiction and nonfiction have been published in a variety of print and online journals and magazines. To contact Pizzolato, email [email protected] Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The mortgage banking industry no longer has a voice in President Trump’s ear as of Wednesday, when the president disbanded both his manufacturing and business advisory councils via Twitter:Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both. Thank you all!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 16, 2017The decision to disband the counsels comes on the coattails of nine members’ resignation after the events of Saturday’s alt-right rally and subsequent fallout in Charlottesville, Virginia.As of this week, additional resignations rolled in from: Inge Thulin, CEO of 3M; Denise Morrison, CEO of Campbell Soup; Scott Paul, President of the Alliance of American Manufacturing; Kenneth C. Frazier, CEO of Merck; Kevin Plank, CEO of Under Armour, Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel; and Richard Trumka, President of AFL-CIO.There was increased pressure for JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon to also withdraw from the President’s council. On Wednesday afternoon, a handful of New York-based advocacy groups—including New York Communities for Change, Center for Popular Democracy, and Make the Road New York—marched on Chase’s headquarters in Manhattan, demanding that the CEO do more to stand up against the president.Dimon and JPMorgan Chase were largely silent until an internal memo surfaced with an official statement:“I strongly disagree with President Trump’s reaction to the events that took place in Charlottesville over the past several days. Racism, intolerance, and violence are always wrong. The equal treatment of all people is one of our nation’s bedrock principles. There is no room for equivocation here: the evil on display by these perpetrators of hate should be condemned and has no place in a country that draws strength from our diversity and humanity.As a company and for all business in general, it is critical that we help develop rational, intelligent policies to help expand opportunities for all of our citizens. I know that times are tough for many. The lack of economic growth and opportunity has led to deep and understandable frustration among so many Americans. But fanning divisiveness is not the answer. Constructive economic and regulatory policies are not enough and will not matter if we do not address the divisions in our country. It is a leader’s role, in business or government, to bring people together, not tear them apart.”With a president that has been so vocal about tax reform and reducing regulations, what might it mean for the mortgage finance industry now that the council has disbanded?Rick Sharga, EVP of Ten-X, remains optimistic for the industry.“It’s unfortunate that the political climate has become so toxic that CEOs began resigning from President Trump’s advisory committees, fearing that their participation would damage their companies,” he said. “When Government and business work together towards common goals, the U.S. economy benefits.“Luckily, the mortgage industry is well-represented in the Trump Administration—both Steve Mnuchin and Wilbur Ross are mortgage industry veterans, with broad, deep networks of executives within both the bank and non-bank lender community. Interests of lenders, and the consumers they serve, should continue to be heard.”Sharga also suspects that Dimon will continue to counsel the president as needed, as he has been known to do for past administrations. JPMorgan Chase Trump 2017-08-17 Joey Pizzolato Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Joey Pizzolato Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agocenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, Loss Mitigation, Market Studies, News, REO, Secondary Market  Print This Post Subscribe Tagged with: JPMorgan Chase Trump Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago August 17, 2017 1,926 Views Related Articles Previous: Previous Post Next: Cash Making a Comebacklast_img read more