Codere merges Italian gaming machine divisions

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Slot Machines 6th July 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Codere merges Italian gaming machine divisions Casino & games Topics: Casino & games Finance Strategy Slots Codere has merged its two Italian gaming machine divisions, FG Slot and Gap Games Italia, to form a new division, Codwin.The new division will be run by executive director Andrea Rigodanzo, who had been director of FG Slot. Rigodanzo said the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic played a major role in driving the combination.“At a time of extreme difficulty for the legal gaming sector, and in particular for gaming machine operators, we decided to unite our forces to decisively tackle market challenges,” he explained.“The Covid-19 pandemic comes at a time marked by the rampant increase in taxes and uneven regulations that have put pressure on a sector that every day tries to curb illegality by offering a legal and controlled product, and that employs tens of thousands of people.”Codere said that in addition to the pandemic, new regulations played a role in forcing the merger. These regulations included the replacement of amusement-with-prize (AWP) machines with next-generation AWPR models and tax increases from 13% in 2014 to 23.84% today.The merger was approved by the shareholders of both FG Slot and Gap Games on 16 April. Codere is the majority shareholder for both companies.“With Codwin we want to offer a model of integration and management efficiency that can also help other companies continue operating in accordance with the usual standards of trust and legality,” Rigodanzo added. “We can support companies that are currently experiencing difficulties and implement a shared strategy that allows them to face the future with optimism and competition.”Codere’s revenue for the 3 months to 31 March 2020 amounted to €278.5m (£252.3m/$315.9m), of which €86.5m came from Italy, the most from any country despite a 9.4% year-on-year decline.Last month, credit ratings agency Standards and Poors downgraded Codere’s rating for the fourth time in eight months, warning of a risk of default in the next six months. Regions: Europe Southern Europe Italy Codere has merged its two Italian gaming machine divisions, FG Slot and Gap Games Italia, to form a new division, Codwin. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

500.com auditor resigns amid management dispute

first_imgLaws passed in 2018 allow for three casino resorts to be built in Japan, with further projects only set to be allowed seven years after the initial batch open. Okinawa, Osaka, Yokohama, Wakayama, Sasebo and the capital of Tokyo are among the sites being considered for a casino resort.The announcement comes after 500.com earlier this month reported that despite a 51.1% year-on-year drop in revenue during the first half of the year, it was able to cut its comprehensive loss in the period. 500.com auditor resigns amid management dispute 29th September 2020 | By Aaron Noy Email Address MaloneBailey will now audit the provider’s consolidated financial statements and internal controls for financial reporting for the fiscal year ended 31 December, 2019. It will also re-audit the provider’s consolidated financial statements and assess the effectiveness of its financial reporting controls for each of the fiscal years ended December 31, 2017 and 2018.500.com reiterated that it is not involved in any legal proceedings in Japan but it has treated the allegations seriously. MaloneBailey replaces Friedman LLP, which had been serving as auditor for 500.com, but elected to resign due to disagreements with management over “the effectiveness of the company’s internal control over financial reporting in light of certain alleged unlawful payments”. Three former consultants to 500.com were arrested on suspicion of bribing a member of the Liberal Democratic Party, the ruling political party in Japan, in order to gain a favourable position for a bid to run one of the country’s upcoming casino resorts. The business formed a special investigation committee (SIC) to consider its conduct in Japan and the role played by its consultants. Zhengming Pan, director and chief executive of 500.com, temporarily stepped down in January while the investigation took place. King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has been investigating the money transfers and the related conduct of the consultants, and, having completed a substantial portion of its investigation, presented a preliminary review to the SIC. 500.com said that while SIC and KWM did not identify any violation of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 in relation to the allegations. 500.com’s audit committee did not agree with Freidman’s conclusion. This ultimately prompted it to resign as auditor to 500.com.center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Overall revenue for the six months through to 30 June amounted to RMB99.1m (£11.3m/€12.4m/$14.5m), less than half the amount posted in the first half of last year. However, 500.com’s comprehensive loss of RMB121.4m was less than half the RMB233.7m recorded in 2019.500.com this month also announced the resumption of activity in Sweden, via its The Multi Group (TMG), after renewing its online gaming licence in the country for the next two years. However, Friedman aruged the payments may have reflected material weakness the business’ internal controls. Friedman also raised concerns over the accuracy of its audit reports on the financial statements for the years ended December 31, 2017 and 2018, saying it was not aware of the allegedly unlawful purpose of some payments. The payments in question relate to an internal investigation into allegations of illegal money transfers related to the development of integrated resorts in Japan. Chinese lottery provider 500.com has appointed accountancy firm MaloneBailey to provide support and advice on matters related to a case of alleged unlawful payments within the business after its previous auditor resigned amid a management dispute. People Topics: Finance People People moves Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

Welcome to the ICE 365 US Sports Betting series

first_imgThe ICE 365 content series continues with a focus on the US sports betting sector, providing analysis, opinions and insights from key figures across the market. EU Sports Betting series, 29 March The focus then shifts back to the US in April, with an exploration of the tribal gaming market. Native American gaming operations account for around half of all gaming revenue on the continent, and the Tribal Gaming series examines the role of these operators in an evolving and expanding market. This features exclusive videos, including the launch of the regulatory round-up series, deep-dive analysis pieces and discussions bringing together a host of industry veterans. ·       Reports·       White papers·       Interviews·       Exclusive data dashboards·       Videos & webinars·       Live discussions·       Curated networking sessions·       Pitch ICE The series is a collection of multimedia content broken into themes that combine elements of iGB’s analysis, data and webinars with Clarion Gaming’s industry connections, events and virtual Ampersand speakeasies. WATCH Tech Futures – This features video, insight pieces, features and webinars, all nicely rounded off with our Tech Futures survey & report.  Start watching the series now Series highlights: 3 minutes read We are delighted to launch our second ICE 365 content series, with a deep-dive on the rapidly growing US sports betting market. 17th March 2021 By Robin Harrison READ The path to profitability series comprises analyses of marketing, product and new verticals to offer insights into how the US market evolves from its current focus on acquisition to a more profitable proposition for operators. Upcoming series: Tribal Gaming series, April Welcome to the ICE 365 US Sports Betting seriescenter_img On(line) today: US Sports Betting Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Start watching the US Sports Betting series now. What is the ICE 365 content series?In-depth analysis, insight and exclusive content In Europe, a tricky regulatory situation is forcing the industry to innovate to engage and retain customers, while keeping players safe from harm. Topics: Sports betting ICE365 Content Series Watch the full US Sports Betting series now. Running throughout 2021, each series will take a key vertical, topic or subset of the global gaming sector and provide insights across a variety of formats, including: Regions: US The webinar Canada’s PASPA moment brings together provincial lotteries, operators and legal experts to discuss the country’s progress towards single-event wagering and beyond. The role of sports betting in the US land-based market is then discussed in the webinar Sportsbook as an amenity to drive patrons back to the casino. This sees Station Casinos, Delaware North and USBookmaking explain what role betting can play in brick-and-mortar’s post-Covid recovery. Esports Entertainment Group CEO Grant Johnson and the Philadelphia Eagles’ Catherine Carlson explain how esports can be leveraged by traditional sports to better engage customers. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter LEARN Previous series: DraftKings chief executive Jason Robins discusses the progress of legal sports betting in the US, the operator’s upcoming platform migration, and the role daily fantasy has to play as real-money betting proliferates.A panel of industry experts from theScore, Catena Media and Yahoo Sports/Verizon Media talk about the early-stage evolution of sportsbook marketing in the webinar The evolution of US sportsbook marketing.The regulatory round-up brings together regulators from across the US to share their perspectives on what works, what needs to be improved, and what needs to happen to ensure their markets can thrive in the long term. The first three-part series incorporates commentary from early adopters Iowa, Mississippi, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.The regulatory round-up continues with states that just have launched legal wagering, such as Colorado and Michigan.In the last part of the round-up series, we speak to legislators in New York and Louisiana, where expansion efforts are underway. Email Addresslast_img read more

Pet Supermarket asks for help from shoppers during Pet Appreciation Month

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSAnimal SheltersBandana SalesdonationsLocalPet SupermarketPetsRescues Previous articleEmergency utilities assistance offered to seniors to pay energy bills in time of needNext articleApopka City Hall will light up all week to honor fallen law enforcement heroes Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Donations and proceeds from bandana sales throughout September will go directly to local animal shelters and rescuesFrom Pet SupermarketTo show love to our pets and local animal shelters and rescues, Pet Supermarket is kicking off its 4th annual Pet Appreciation Month fundraiser. From September 1-30, 2020, Pet Supermarket stores across the country will be raising funds for local animal shelters and rescues through the sales of their $5, limited-edition pet bandanas and customer donations. Last year, Pet Supermarket helped to donate more than $164,000 to local rescues and shelters through this community-based effort.Three ways customers can participate in Pet Appreciation MonthMaking a monetary donation – customers who donate any dollar amount to support a local rescue will be able to choose either a donation PAW to display in-store or a sticker to take homePurchasing a limited-edition bandana for $5 at your local store with proceeds donated to local sheltersDonating food – customers can drop food items in the designated bin located in-stores“Pet Appreciation Month is an important annual initiative during which we collect much needed funds and food product for rescues in our local communities. While we had to postpone this year’s fundraiser, originally scheduled for April, we know that rescues have been greatly affected by COVID-19 and need our help more than ever,” said Pet Supermarket’s General Manager Phil Wilson.Pet Supermarket is a one-stop pet shop for customers, offering a broad selection of premium pet food, supplies and services sold by trained professional staff who provide knowledgeable and friendly advice, enhancing the overall customer experience. Their stores provide pet parents with the convenience to shop locally in a community-oriented and caring environment, delivered by employees who develop lasting connections with their customers. To learn more about Pet Supermarket, please visit https://www.petsupermarket.com. center_img Pet Supermarket in Apopka located at 534 S Hunt Club Blvd. The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment!last_img read more

From fashion to food: 10 products helping good causes

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Here are ten of the products currently supporting a range of charities, from t-shirts, to books, and food items.  SPAR & Marie CurieSPAR is supporting Marie Curie and its 2020 Great Daffodil Appeal. It is selling bunches of fresh daffodils in support of the charity at £1 each for the duration of the flower season, with ten pence from the sale of each bouquet donated to the charity. SPAR is also donating 5p from every sale of its natural yogurt, and hundreds of stores will be supporting the Appeal with in-store activities with the retailer also participating with marketing and digital collateral, which will see additional communication created for Mother’s Day to strengthen the message in March. KFA Connect & Marie CurieIT software solutions provider KFA Connect has pledged to take its fundraising total for Marie Curie to £10,000 by the end of 2020. This follows the launch of its free ‘Magic Tax’ bridging software solution, which was developed by the company in response to HMRC’s 2019 legislation for ‘Making Tax Digital for VAT’. The slick solution gives companies and individuals access to a free platform to submit VAT returns in return for a charitable donation to Marie Curie. Here I Am book & CHS GroupPoetry and artwork created by the residents of Corona House, CHS Group’s service for women who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, are being published in a new book, Here I Am, compiled by the support team at Corona House. Here I Am will feature a variety of poetry and artwork showcasing the lived experiences of women who live, or have lived, at Corona House, as well as members of the Corona House Community. The book will be available to purchase for £7 at a launch event at Cambridge’s Waterstones on Friday 6 March from 5.30pm-7.30pm and will be displayed at Waterstones throughout the weekend, in celebration of International Women’s Day. Thereafter, the book will be available to purchase from the Museum of Cambridge, Castle Hill. Tagged with: fundraising products Bambi & CLIC SargentCLIC Sargent collaborated with British street artist Bambi to create a limited edition t-shirt for World Cancer Day 2020 (4 February). The image, which is in Bambi’s trademark stencil design, depicts a young person being lifted up and supported by others, with the phrase ‘Together We Rise’.  The t-shirt was available for £20 and for two weeks only, until 9 February. Not Now Bernard & Action for Children2020 sees the 40th Anniversary of David McKee’s picture book classic Not Now Bernard. A new edition of the best-selling paperback will be released in June, with a fully foiled cover in the famous orange colour and McKee’s original art. Leading the celebrations, Andersen Press will partner with Action For Children, which has supplied notes for the back of the book, explaining how reading with your child can contribute towards their development. The money raised will go to the charity and Andersen Press will also curate an online auction of illustrators’ interpretations of their Inner Monster to raise funds for the charity. Those taking part include Tony Ross, Michael Foreman, Catherine Rayner and Rob Biddulph. Advertisement [youtube height=”450″width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OansR9WUnfo[/youtube]Carlings & WaterAidSwedish retailer Carlings has released an augmented-reality t-shirt that can show a variety of political messages. The t-shirt is nearly blank to the naked eye and features a small graphical logo near the neckline, which digitally imposes bold, animated designs that comment on a political topic. With a smartphone, the wearer can choose a design that is created for the t-shirt through Instagram or Facebook, where it works similarly to face filters. The graphics overlay the white material and adjust with the movement of the fabric. The t-shirt is only available to purchase online via the Carlings website and is shipped in reusable packaging. Additionally, £10 from each t-shirt sold is donated to WaterAid. Melanie May | 4 March 2020 | News  319 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Lucy’s Law book & dog charitiesLucy’s Law officially comes into legislation in England on 6 April, which means that third party sales of puppies and kitten will be illegal. The new law is a result of years of campaigning from PupAid, spearheaded by Marc Abraham. In line with the law coming into effect, ‘Lucy’s Law – the story of a little dog who changed the world’ by Marc Abraham, will be released on 5 March, and Abraham will also be making donations from book sales to various organisations that rescue and rehabilitate ex-puppy farm dogs. BOTTLETOP & Leather Inside OutPrison rehabilitation charity, Leather Inside Out has collaborated with luxury sustainable fashion label BOTTLETOP to create a special-edition red flower pin – set to launch on London’s Regent Street and BOTTLETOP.com for International Women’s Day (8 March). The floral pins are created by female prisoners and ex-prisoners, as part of Leather Inside Out’s training programme ‘Design For Life’. Each of the pins is constructed using a bespoke crochet method, which has been adapted from BOTTLETOP’s signature technique using upcycled ring pulls. End Youth Homelessness t-shirtEnd Youth Homelessness has recently launched its #HomeIsWhere T-shirt campaign, as part of its Housing Fund, which raises money to get homeless young people a home. The charity teamed up with some high-profile illustrators including Biff, Hannah Warren, Marylou Faure, Tishk Barzanji, and Tom Guilmard, who created original designs, interpreting the theme ‘Home is where…’ With these designs, the charity has created five original t-shirts, which it is selling on its e-shop for £20 each: the amount it costs to provide a young person with an hours session with a housing resettlement worker. It is also encouraging the public to share the artworks, available to download here, across their social media with the hashtag #HomeIsWhere. From fashion to food: 10 products helping good causes Asda, Rustlers Burgers, Richmond Sausage & FareShareFareShare has partnered with Asda, Rustlers Burgers and Richmond Sausages for a You Buy One We Give One promotion in Asda stores. When customers buy participating Richmond Sausages, the Rustlers All Day Breakfast Sausage Muffin and Asda’s Extra Special Italian Meatballs, another similar product will be donated on their behalf to nationwide food redistribution charity FareShare. The suppliers have agreed to provide 1.3 million units between them to FareShare, to help feed people in need.  318 total views,  2 views today 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.last_img read more

Palestinians, allies keep up fight against Israeli apartheid

first_imgAcross the U.S., the Palestine solidarity movement has stayed in the streets — rallying, marching and chanting “Free, free Palestine.” Recurring themes include the demand to cut all U.S. aid to Israel and assertions that a cease-fire is not enough, the occupation must end, and that “it is not a ‘conflict,’ it is genocide.”The suffering of the Palestinian people has gone on for generations — being bombed, arrested, evicted from their homes and villages and without ability to move or worship freely. They are in a constant state of siege, as Israel bombs civilians with bare seconds of warning. Israel controls the flow of food, electricity and water. The genocide and injustice has become apparent to young people around the world, who connect racism and murder by police of African Americans with the Palestinian plight. Without the $3.8 billion from the U.S., this war could not continue. The recent cease-fire agreement between Hamas and the Israeli Defense Forces is a welcome respite for the Palestinian people — after many days and sleepless nights being tortured by Israeli military technology. But it is by no means an end to the Palestinian struggle for justice. In the U.S., solidarity demonstrations continued over the weekend following the cease-fire that halted the vicious Israeli bombing of Gaza.Jersey City, N.J., May 21On May 21 in Jersey City, hundreds protested in front of the office of Senator Bob Menendez. Over 2,000 people, including families with children, marched through Philadelphia’s Center City May 22. After a rally at Rittenhouse Square, participants marched in the street to City Hall, where another rally took place. When one speaker praised Hamas as the only organization that has organized successful military resistance, much of the crowd applauded. Other speakers highlighted the growth of the movement to free Palestine and the necessity to continue organizing in every way possible, including BDS (Boycott, Divest, Sanctions).Buffalo for Palestine and Al Awda organized a large demonstration in downtown Buffalo, May 22. Hundreds gathered in downtown Cleveland May 21 to hear fiery speeches by Palestinian, Jewish and African American community leaders.On May 22, members of Workers World Party-Central Gulf Coast chapter and Black Voters Matter held a vigil for Palestine in downtown Pensacola, Fla. They related the Palestinian struggle to the struggle that Black people still face in the U.S. today. The event was interrupted by hostile conservatives, seeking to silence the voice of Black organizers with slurs and hate speech. After fending off the aggressors, attendees marched to a rally held by the University of West Florida Muslim Students Association at MLK Plaza. Capitol building, Denver, May 22The Denver Palestine Club has held three Saturday protests, supported by Jewish Voice for Peace, Denver Peace Council and Party for Socialism and Liberation. Between 600-1,000 people have come out each Saturday, the latest May 22. A very warm welcome has been given to Jews who came and spoke in support of Palestinian human rights. Nearly 1,000 pro-Palestinian demonstrators rallied at the Portland state building May 22 and marched through downtown to supportive cheers and honks from passersby. The crowd chanted, “Not another nickel, not another dime! U.S. money out of Palestine.” San Francisco, May 18Hundreds of people gathered in downtown San Francisco for two demonstrations expressing support for the latest Intifada. On May 18, over 500 people gathered in the street in front of the Israeli Consulate. The action, held to support the general strike that day of Palestinian workers, shut down financial district traffic for two hours. On May 22, a broad coalition of organizations participated in a march and rally from the Mission neighborhood to Civic Center under the theme “Resistance Until Liberation.”  The Arab Resource and Organizing Center, along with other members of the Palestine Action Network, has called an emergency action May 29, when an Israeli ship may be docking in the Port of Oakland. Demonstrators were asked to be on high alert for any changes in the boat’s schedule. In 2014, a major demonstration led by Palestinian activists successfully turned away an Israeli Zim-operated ship from the Port of Oakland.Carlos and Sierra, Workers World Party Portland members, at demonstration for Palestine.This is a small sample of the numerous pro-Palestine demonstrations that took place this past weekend, with which Workers World Party is in full solidarity. From coast to coast, people are determined to hold the U.S. government accountable — until no money is allocated to genocide and Palestine is free!Sara Flounders, Judy Greenspan, Lyn Neeley, Sean Miller, Joe Piette, Marcello Severo, Viviana Weinstein and Hadley Willow contributed to this article.Philadelphia, May 22.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Opponent of restructuring employee benefits removed from committee

first_imgLinkedin Facebook Dr. Andrew Ledbetter worked on the study that supported the Faculty Senate’s resolution. printA vocal critic of TCU’s effort to restructure the employee benefits was removed from the committee that’s charged with formulating a proposal on the matter. Dr. Andrew Ledbetter, a professor of communication studies, remains on University Compensation Advisory Committee (UCAC); however, he was asked to step down from the working group so that Clark Jones, the Faculty Senate chair, and Chris Hightower, the Staff Assembly chair, could join. UCAC, and by extension the subcommittee, was asked by Chancellor Victor Boschini to develop a benefits plan for future employees that is more sustainable. Ledbetter was removed from the working group because the current assembly chairs have more access to the board of trustees. Ledbetter said Ted Legatski, one of UCAC’s co-chairs, removed him from the group so it could include the two assembly chairs who have access to and contact with TCU’s Board of Trustees and senior administrators.“They wanted to refocus the committee on trying to redevelop a proposal that they wanted to sell to the board of trustees,” Ledbetter said. “They wanted to shift their focus in that direction.”Legatski wrote in an email the working group is no longer gathering any more information and has instead moved into the “recommendation-development stage.” During an October faculty and staff town hall, Boschini said TCU’s faculty compensation package is “too rich to be sustainable.” Dr. Andrew Ledbetter worked on the study that supported the Faculty Senate’s resolution. Boschini said TCU is following peer institutions like Baylor, SMU, Vanderbilt and Tulane, all of which have restructured their benefits packages. While Boschini has suggested only new hires would receive the more modest package, other schools such as Baylor, SMU and Vanderbilt included all employees. Ledbetter, who chairs the Faculty Relations Committee, drafted a report disputing the chancellor and the board. TCU’s total compensation is just under $283 million with $537 million of expenses less grants, according to the TCU’s 990 tax form from 2017, the latest available. Nearly 4% of the university’s compensation goes to executive and athletic officers.“We need to carefully review all of the data we have available, and so far, it appears that our benefits and compensation are not particularly competitive to other universities that are our peers and aspirants and provide better compensation,” Ledbetter said. “It doesn’t appear that they are unsustainable.”Ledbetter, who is also on the DEI committee for the Bob Schieffer College of Communication, said he is worried the chancellor’s proposal could harm TCU’s ability to strengthen its workforce, as well as its academic profile and reputation – two of its Vision in Action goals. “If we do change our benefits structure so that future employees have worse benefits than employees now, in the future we could have a younger, more diverse workforce with poorer benefits than the older, whiter workforce,” Ledbetter said. “That’s not a good look for TCU and on its face that would seem to be inequitable.”The concern that a reduced benefits package could hurt recruiting efforts was also voiced at October’s town hall. Faculty Senate Chair, Clark Jones (right) looks on as Chancellor Victor Boschini discusses TCU’s benefits package“Our compensation packages need to be nationally competitive, not just regionally,” a representative from the Harris College of Nursing said. “I would say that we make sure that we continue to recruit and maintain our top talent across the board.”Ledbetter said the cuts could harm the relationship between faculty and administration, one that was damaged several years ago after cuts were made to retiree health benefits. In 2012-13, TCU’s shifted retiree health benefits from the university plan to a third party. The UCAC report noted that this “provoked a sense of frustration and betrayal from some in the TCU family” because faculty and staff were not consulted with prior to action being made. “I appreciate that this time we are having discussions about it ahead of time,” Ledbetter said. According to the minutes from a March 2013 Faculty Senate meeting, there was a firestorm of angst and objection from faculty and staff, based on the perception that benefits were about to be changed for the worse.Legatski said no decisions have been reached, but the group is expected to present recommendations to UCAC in January, followed by a presentation to the Faculty Senate and Staff Assembly. Boschini said he will need to make a recommendation on the restructuring of faculty benefits to the board of trustees meeting in April. Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ ReddIt Robbie Vaglio Twitter Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean Welcome TCU Class of 2025 What to watch during quarantine Facebook Twitter + posts TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed Linkedin Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Previous articleCounseling and mental health center implement changes to better assist studentsNext articleBane stays sharp, leads men’s basketball over Illinois State Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU ReddItlast_img read more

Palestinian Authority TV station attacked in Gaza City

first_imgNews (c) Palestine TV January 5, 2019 – Updated on January 7, 2019 Palestinian Authority TV station attacked in Gaza City to go further The attack came amid a surge in tension in the past few days between Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, and Fatah led by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, which has its stronghold in the West Bank. June 3, 2021 Find out more May 16, 2021 Find out more May 28, 2021 Find out more Palestinian Authority spokesperson Youssef al Mahmoud meanwhile condemned “groups fomenting chaos” and “little revolutionaries,” without specifying whether he was referring to Hamas supporters or to Fatah’s former leader in Gaza, Mohammed Dahlan, who is an Abbas rival. Palestine TV, which is part of the Palestinian Authority-run Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation (PBC), stopped operating in the Gaza Strip after Hamas took control there in 2007, but partially resumed operations in 2011. No one was injured but much of the office’s equipment was destroyed in the attack, for which there has been no official claim of responsibility. Organisation PalestineMiddle East – North Africa Violence RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes “We call on the relevant Palestinian authorities to identify those responsible for this attack,” said Sophie Anmuth, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “Journalists must be able to work independently and must stop being victims of the rivalry between the different factions in the Gaza Strip.” The Palestinian Territories are ranked 135th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index.center_img As a result of the rivalry between the different Palestinian factions, journalists in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank are subject to frequent harassment and are often summoned for interrogation. RSF_en News Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns yesterday’s attack by masked gunmen on theGaza City office of Palestine TV, which is controlled by the Palestinian Authority, and callsfor an investigation to identify those responsible. Follow the news on Palestine News “Hamas has full responsibility for the destruction,” PBC chairman Ahmad Assaf told journalists in the West Bank. But Salama Maarouf, the head of the Hamas information office, said it supported Palestine TV’s management in Gaza City and was monitoring efforts to identify those responsible for the attack. Help by sharing this information Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists They are also exposed to Israeli military abuses, which RSF referred to the International Criminal Court last year when two reporters were shot dead by Israeli soldiers and many were wounded during protests on the border between Gaza and Israel. In the West Bank, Israeli soldiers arrested in 2018 about twenty journalists, among whom more than ten are still in administrative detention today. News WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists PalestineMiddle East – North Africa Violence last_img read more

Loo rolls and ballet mishaps at narrative 4 Limerick story exchange

first_imgNewsLoo rolls and ballet mishaps at narrative 4 Limerick story exchangeBy Cian Reinhardt – June 23, 2017 1217 Advertisement Previous articleWin cinema ticketsNext article#WATCH Summer solstice celebrated in dawn ceremony at Lough Gur Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Facebook Heartbroken publicans call time on their Covid lockdown Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Patrickswell women get to the heart of the matter Unstoppable Sean shows that all things are possible Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Emailcenter_img TAGSCommunityInternationalNarrative 4story exchange RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Twitter WhatsApp Participants of first Narrative 4 Limerick story exchange for adults.STORIES of early birthdays, ballet mishaps, medical emergencies and stealing loo roll from a public toilet were passed around at Narrative 4 Limerick for their first story exchange for adults this week.Narrative 4, the international not-for-profit organisation, brought a group of ten participants to their headquarters on O’Connell Street where they were paired up with somebody they had never met to share a short story from their life that played a big part in the person they’ve become.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The aim tonight was to expose the community to what we do, build support for Narrative 4 and hopefully hold more adult story exchanges in the future. The majority of our programmes are in schools and based around education. Yet, It is a really valuable exercise for adults as well,” explained the group’s Operations Manager Kelsey Roberts.Participants of first Narrative 4 Limerick story exchange for adults.After the participants exchanged stories, some taking a walk around the city on what was a beautifully warm evening, others opting to stay back and sip on some tea – participants would then offer a retelling of their partner’s story, in the first person, to the rest of the group.This saw the storytellers take on the narrative of people from different upbringings, the opposite sex, a younger person at Christmas or a birthday.The story exchange gives people the chance to step out of their comfort zone, with Narrative 4 Regional Director James Lawlor, Regional Director describing the experience as a “real part of being human that we don’t do anymore because of changing lifestyles”.He described the event as a great opportunity to train people in empathy and communication but also create connections and get to know people in this and other communities.Ms Roberts said that although she was from the United States and probably had a very different upbringing, the narrative themes and emotions were the same.“That’s a big takeaway, we all experience the same emotions, same feelings. But they’re all in different settings, it’s great to listen to others and you can always relate to others’ feelings,” she explained.June 23-27 will see almost 100 people from ten countries, four continents, attending when Narrative 4 Limerick host the 2017 Global Summit which will look back on the distance the organisation has come since being established in 2013. Linkedin Could Alfie be the new Nose of Tralee?last_img read more

The Move to Single-Family Built-For-Rent

first_img built for rent Investment Rental 2020-02-25 Seth Welborn Related Articles About Author: Seth Welborn  Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: CFPB Reviews Time-Barred Debt Collection Next: The Housing and Economic Impact of Coronavirus Home / Daily Dose / The Move to Single-Family Built-For-Rent Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Move to Single-Family Built-For-Rent The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Homeownership rates are improving, but many current apartment renters are still wishing to expand. In response, the single-family built-for-rent (SFBFR) market has expanded to meet demand.“While the current seasonally adjusted annual rate of homeownership of 64.7% is an improvement over years past, it is below the average rate of 65.6% that had prevailed since 1980,” said Robert Dietz, Ph.D., Chief Economist and SVP for Economics and Housing Policy for National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB). “Combined with ongoing challenges with saving for a down payment, there’s a growing number of households for whom apartment living does not suit their family needs but for whom homeownership remains impractical.”In a report, Dietz notes that although recent growth for this market has been somewhat subdued, with a market share of just below 5% of all single-family construction starts, the historic market share for SFBFR homes from 1992 to 2012 is 2.7%.“With such a large inflow into the rental sector, it makes sense that home builders would shift some production to this emerging market,” said Dietz.“While the current share is small, it is elevated compared with historic norms,” Dietz adds.Additionally, despite a 2% dip from the final quarter of 2017 through the third quarter of 2018, “the single-family rental market seems set for gains in the years ahead as the demand for single-family structures rises among all tenure types.”The number of single-family homes built-for-rent posted a year-over-year decline for the fourth quarter of 2019, according to the NAHB. The market has received attention as a means to add single-family inventory amid concerns over housing affordability and down payment requirements in the for-sale market. Single-family built-for-rent (SFBFR) construction does differ in structure characteristics compared other newly-built single-family homes.The built-for-rent pipeline of single-family homes is considerably smaller than the single-family home portion of the rental housing stock, which is 35% according to the 2017 American Community Survey. Approximately five million single-family homes were added to the rental stock since the Great Recession due to tenure switching. As homes age, they are more likely to be rented and the vast majority of these rental homes are owned by individual households. Thus, the primary source of single-family rental homes is not construction but the existing housing stock. In fact, from 2005 to 2015, 56% of the gains in the rental housing stock were due to increases of for-rent single-family homes. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Tagged with: built for rent Investment Rental Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News February 25, 2020 1,143 Views Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more