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FanDuel secures extension with WNBA

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter DFS Daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator FanDuel has extended its partnership with the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) Daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator FanDuel has extended its partnership with the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). Last May, the WNBA became the first women’s professional sports league to have a deal with one-day fantasy games under an initial deal with FanDuel. This agreement will now be extended for a further two seasons, with FanDuel to also have the rights to stream select WNBA games and incorporate highlights on its platform. “They were a terrific partner in the inaugural year last year; WNBA games on FanDuel were extraordinary by every measure,” WNBA president Lisa Borders told the Associated Press. “The opportunity to stream on their platform is a new one; they are building out the capabilities as we speak. “We’d be one of the first, if not the first to stream live on the FanDuel platform.” FanDuel chief executive Matt King added: “We’re making FanDuel more fun for more people, including both new and current WNBA fans, and the astounding growth we’ve enjoyed is a direct result of that. “We have seen tremendous enthusiasm from our customers for this product across other sports, especially NBA and expect it to perform equally as well for WNBA.” DraftKings will also offer WNBA fantasy games throughout the coming season.Related article: WNBA agrees fantasy sports partnership with FanDuel Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Tech & innovation DFS Regions: US FanDuel secures extension with WNBA Tags: Fantasy Sports 21st May 2018 | By contenteditor Email Addresslast_img read more

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The Esports Club concludes India’s longest-running esports league

first_img TAGSEsports ClubEsports GamesSports newWD Black TEC League SHARE Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey: Top 5 players to watch out for in SUI vs TUR RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Facebook Twitter by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeIPL 2020: Bad news for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny BairstowUndoIPL 2020 : Srikanth and fans slams MS Dhoni, says ‘wasted 15 Cr on Jadhav & Chawla’UndoSuresh Raina issues statement after arrest, says the incident in Mumbai was ‘unintentional’UndoSpanned over duration of five months, the platform played host to over 2,000 individual players. The league ran from April till August this year.The league had a unique three tier division approach that allowed players to get a taste of esports along with offering them a distinctive opportunity to play and win every single month, regardless the level of their skill.Amongst all the teams, Team Union Gaming from Sri Lanka dominated the league with four back-to-back championships and went on to win Ubisoft’s official Rainbow Six Siege Major for South Asia. Interestingly, the league witnessed some great fairytail stories when the participating teams fought their way up from Division 3 to compete with the best in Division 1 throughout the campaign.Ishaan Arya, Co-Founder & Head of Business Development, The Esports Club, said, “Not only did we help establish a solid base for Rainbow Six Siege esports in India but also proved that a long format esports league is not only viable but a much better proposition for both players and sponsors.”Mansoor ‘Nabu’ Ahmed, Director of Esports at The Esports Club said, “As a former esports athlete, I can’t stress enough on the importance of a competitive base to help grow the talent in a region. Our goal with the WD Black league was to ensure there are enough competitive opportunities for Rainbow Six Siege players in South Asia to continue to improve by constantly competing”.Vamsi Krishna, Founder of The Esports Club, said, “From a business standpoint our objective has always been to create new IP’s and formats that work for both players and sponsors. Latest Sports News Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales: 3 key battles to watch out for in ITA vs WAL The Esports Club concludes India’s longest-running esports league Football Tokyo Olympics: Dutee Chand, Hima Das among top athletes seeking direct Olympic qualification during IGP 4 SportSport News Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Seferovic puts Switzerland 1-0 up against hapless Turks; Follow Live Updates Sport News PUBG Mobile – Krafton IPO: PUBG Mobile promoters Krafton ready to break all records, aims 5 billion IPO By Kunal Dhyani – September 4, 2020 Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Belotti flashes shot across goal as wait continues for opening goal; Follow Live Updates Football Football Football YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoHollywood TaleHow Victoria Principal Looks At 71 Is HeartbreakingHollywood Tale|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factory|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Esports The Esports Club, an esports platform, has announced the end of their five-month esports league for Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege.The WD Black TEC League, powered by LG Ultragear in association with ZOTAC Gaming, ACT Fibernet & Games The Shop, was a first of it’s kind esports league in India. Football Previous articleIPL 2020: CSK’s Suresh Raina on leaving CSK camp, says cousin passed away after battling for lifeNext articleBCCI paid Rs.46.89 crore to its affiliates, clients in July Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. ATP Tour Bett1Open 2021 Final: Liudmila Samsonova beat Belinda Bencic to clinch title PSL 2021 Playoffs Live: How to watch PSL 2021 Playoffs LIVE streaming in your country, India Sport News Queens Club Final: Matteo Berrettini beats Cameron Norrie in final to win title Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore last_img read more

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Societe Generale Ghana Limited (SOGEGH.gh) 2006 Abridged Report

first_imgSociete Generale Ghana Limited (SOGEGH.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2006 abridged results.For more information about Societe Generale Ghana Limited (SOGEGH.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Societe Generale Ghana Limited (SOGEGH.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Societe Generale Ghana Limited (SOGEGH.gh)  2006 abridged results.Company ProfileSociété Générale Ghana Limited is a financial services institution offering banking products and services to the retail, corporate, investment and treasury sectors in Ghana. Its retail product offering ranges from current and savings accounts to education loans, finance lease facilities and e-banking services. Its corporate product offering ranges from transactional banking to bonds and guarantees, working capital and capital expenditure financing and corporate staff credit conversion services. Société Générale Ghana Limited also offers loans and credit facilities as well as deposits and transaction accounts for small- and medium-sized enterprises. The company was founded in 1975 and was formerly known as SG-SSB Limited until 2013 and its name was changed. Société Générale Ghana Limited is a subsidiary of SG Financial Services Holding. Its head office is in Accra, Ghana. Société Générale Ghana Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Here’s why I’d buy these 2 FTSE 100 stocks in this market crash

first_img 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” FTSE 100 stocks are crashing again today. Not a single blue-chip is in the blue, as I’m writing. It’s at times like this long-term investors should be snapping up bargain stocks.Certainly, there’s considerable fear in the market, and a challenging outlook in the near term. However, history shows that many stocks bought during such periods deliver high returns in the long run. As such, buying at discount prices today could even help you build a £1m portfolio by the time you retire.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…FTSE 100 stocks I’d buy right nowInvestors are spoilt for choice, with potential bargain stocks left, right, and centre. I’m particularly keen on strong businesses with trusted brands and a loyal customer base.With this in mind, Premier Inn owner Whitbread (LSE: WTB) and consumer goods powerhouse Reckitt Benckiser  (LSE: RB) are two FTSE 100 stocks I believe are brilliant buys today.Hard hitThe spread of the coronavirus has hit travel & leisure stocks particularly hard. Whitbread’s shares are trading at 3,350p, as I’m writing. They’re almost 30% down from their pre-crash level on 21 February, and 35% below their 52-week high.Undoubtedly, the company faces headwinds in the near term. Business and leisure travel are likely to be subdued for as long as the outbreak of the coronavirus lasts. However, I believe Whitbread is well positioned for both the near-term challenges and long-term growth.Value on offerThe sale of its Costa coffee business last year means its balance sheet is strong. That’s good for weathering a spell of near-term economic turbulence. It also has the financial headroom to invest in the growth of its primary business, Premier Inn, when other operators may be struggling. That’s good for its long-term growth prospects.Premier Inn is a much loved brand, consistently rated the UK’s best value hotel chain. It has further scope for growth at home, but is also intent on replicating its decades-long UK success in Germany. This represents a compelling long-term growth opportunity, in my view.The shares are trading at 15 times forward earnings per share (EPS) of 201p. The forecast dividend of 100.5p is robustly covered twice by EPS, and gives a yield of 3%. It’s rare for Whitbread’s shares to carry a yield as high as 3%. I see this as a good indication of the value on offer.Bargain stock #2Reckitt Benckiser’s share price hasn’t been hammered as severely as Whitbread’s. It stands at around 5,700p, as I’m writing. This is 11% down from its pre-crash level on 21 February, and 15% below its 52-week high.RB owns a strong portfolio of loved and trusted household brands in hygiene, health, and nutrition. For example, Dettol, Durex, and Enfa are the world number one brands in antiseptics, condoms, and infant milk formulas respectively. Sales of such trusted products tend to hold up relatively well through economic downturns – as do the share prices of the companies that own them.RB’s currently trading at 19.2 times forward EPS of 297p. The forecast dividend of 170.8p is covered 1.7 times by EPS. I view this as reasonable cover for a relatively stable business. The yield on the dividend is 3%. Like Whitbread, it’s rare for RB to be available at a yield as high as this. As such, I see RB as another bargain FTSE 100 stock to buy today. Here’s why I’d buy these 2 FTSE 100 stocks in this market crash Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by G A Chester G A Chester 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.center_img G A Chester | Monday, 9th March, 2020 | More on: RKT WTB 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. 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Home Rule: Is the Legislature overreaching with HB 3 and 5?

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here I saw this headline somewhere…..President Trump and Kim Jong Un prepare for talks. Read it again, as when I read it, it sounded like they were unpreparing for talks…..lol. Now Mrs. Miller, is acting like a goody goody….ha ha. She says Democrats are grasping for straws….please lady, you make me sick……… Reply Nevertheless, some Tallahassee politicians refuse to learn.  Florida’s legislature is about to begin a new session, but we’re already seeing the same old tricks.  It’s disappointing, unsurprising and just plain bad for Florida’s local communities.Proposed House Bills (HB) 3 and 5 are a reckless assault on towns and taxpayers.  At best, they prevent Florida’s towns and taxpayers from making their own decisions about matters as basic as taxes or certifying contractors.  It even prevents local communities from creating laws that govern any kind of business—from gas stations and liquor stores to strip clubs and pot shops.   At worst, they leave our communities at the mercy of distant bureaucrats when it comes to protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the public.  That’s the job of local governments and state officials should let them do it.But by far the greatest assault on local decision-making lies in HB 3, which states that certain regulations will “… expire & may only be readopted or continue to be imposed after meeting specified criteria.”  In other words, Tallahassee politicians don’t just want to take away a town’s right to set its own laws, they also want to reserve the right to erase laws a town has already written.“Home Rule” operates on the principle that the government closest to the people governs best.  This is a foundational idea in America.  Still, it needs protection.  States began writing provisions for Home Rule in the early 1900s.  Florida adopted a Home Rule provision during the 1968 Constitution Revision Commission and strengthened it in 1973 with the Municipal Home Rule Powers Act.Ever since, Florida has demonstrated the ability to nurture its own diversity and allow local communities the flexibility to deal with local issues in their own way.  One of Florida’s greatest assets is its variety.  There’s a world of difference between Miami and Pensacola and that’s a good thing.  This was the Founding Fathers’ vision—and, thanks to Home Rule, Florida’s been remarkably adept at living it out.But while Tallahassee politicians complain about Washington’s overreach, they often find an excuse to bigfoot Florida’s local communities.  Two years ago, they proposed HB 17, which, like HB 3, was a top-down solution that would’ve banned local communities from passing their own laws.  More recently, Tallahassee politicians assaulted Home Rule on the 2018 Ballot via Amendment 1, which would’ve forced local communities to decide between cutting vital services or raising property taxes.New legislative session, same old tricks.  Respecting Home Rule may be new to Tallahassee politicians, but Home Rule isn’t new to Florida or the United States.  It’s an old principle that the legislature should learn.   Localizing power is consistent with our founding principles, essential to peaceful democracy and consistently popular among voters. Let’s protect local decision-making by rejecting HB’s 3 and 5. Mama Mia The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 February 27, 2019 at 6:43 pm 7 COMMENTS February 27, 2019 at 1:41 pm Mama Mia February 27, 2019 at 1:55 pm Reply February 27, 2019 at 1:51 pm February 27, 2019 at 2:02 pm Nevertheless, some Tallahassee politicians refuse to learn.  Florida’s legislature is about to begin a new session, but we’re already seeing the same old tricks.  It’s disappointing, unsurprising and just plain bad for Florida’s local communities.Proposed House Bills (HB) 3 and 5 are a reckless assault on towns and taxpayers.  At best, they prevent Florida’s towns and taxpayers from making their own decisions about matters as basic as taxes or certifying contractors.  It even prevents local communities from creating laws that govern any kind of business—from gas stations and liquor stores to strip clubs and pot shops.   At worst, they leave our communities at the mercy of distant bureaucrats when it comes to protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the public.  That’s the job of local governments and state officials should let them do it.But by far the greatest assault on local decision-making lies in HB 3, which states that certain regulations will “… expire & may only be readopted or continue to be imposed after meeting specified criteria.”  In other words, Tallahassee politicians don’t just want to take away a town’s right to set its own laws, they also want to reserve the right to erase laws a town has already written.“Home Rule” operates on the principle that the government closest to the people governs best.  This is a foundational idea in America.  Still, it needs protection.  States began writing provisions for Home Rule in the early 1900s.  Florida adopted a Home Rule provision during the 1968 Constitution Revision Commission and strengthened it in 1973 with the Municipal Home Rule Powers Act.Ever since, Florida has demonstrated the ability to nurture its own diversity and allow local communities the flexibility to deal with local issues in their own way.  One of Florida’s greatest assets is its variety.  There’s a world of difference between Miami and Pensacola and that’s a good thing.  This was the Founding Fathers’ vision—and, thanks to Home Rule, Florida’s been remarkably adept at living it out.But while Tallahassee politicians complain about Washington’s overreach, they often find an excuse to bigfoot Florida’s local communities.  Two years ago, they proposed HB 17, which, like HB 3, was a top-down solution that would’ve banned local communities from passing their own laws.  More recently, Tallahassee politicians assaulted Home Rule on the 2018 Ballot via Amendment 1, which would’ve forced local communities to decide between cutting vital services or raising property taxes.New legislative session, same old tricks.  Respecting Home Rule may be new to Tallahassee politicians, but Home Rule isn’t new to Florida or the United States.  It’s an old principle that the legislature should learn.   Localizing power is consistent with our founding principles, essential to peaceful democracy and consistently popular among voters. Let’s protect local decision-making by rejecting HB’s 3 and 5. Regarding Cohen’s Congressional testimony…. all I have heard repeatedly by the GOP Congressional members is that Cohen is a liar and cannot be trusted…..well so is Trump, and he sure can’t be trusted either, but the GOP Congress members have amnesia when thinking about Trump….convenient amnesia. Must be a preexisting condition, I suppose………… All she and the GOPs are agonizing over is Cohen writing books! What about treason of this country by Trump….duh? Colluding with foreign enemies???? What about hush money to women??? What about election fraud to get elected? And a dozen other allegations against Trump?????? All the GOP Congress members are blind, and refuse to hear anything against Trump! I don’t care if this circus does give Cohen fuel for his upcoming books. There, take that GOPS!!!! Focus on the LegislatureBy Karson Turner/ Florida Association of Counties (FAC) President and a Hendry County CommissionerYou can’t teach an old dog new tricks—or, so they say.  Conversely, I was taught—and teach my children—you’re never too old to learn.  This rule applies to dogs, cats and people—even Florida lawmakers.Karson Turner Mama Mia Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply WHERE ARE THE QUESTIONS REGARDING TRUMP???? I thought this was the purpose of this Congressional circus! Wow, aren’t these Congress members HOLIER THAN THOU????!!!! I guess I can soon look for Trump’s tweets, in response to Cohen’s testimony. Oh, I forgot Trump “got out of dodge”….and went to visit his great buddy, Kim Jong Un….lol! February 27, 2019 at 6:56 pm Opinion TAGSFlorida LegislatureFocus on the LegislatureKarson TurnerOpinion Previous articleApopka chamber unveils its legislative agendaNext articleCo-sponsor Demings’ Background Checks Bills pass the House Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR February 27, 2019 at 1:19 pm Mama Mia That is a great question that I don’t know….lol. This is why I am not a legal authority…lol. However this question I relate to the same, as in powers of the federal and the state powers. A good example is governors of states calling back their National Guard troops back from the southern border where they were sent to “guard the border” or maintain peace and order that President Trump decided they were needed there. I don’t think even the best attorneys actually know the law regarding powers between certain government divisions, and this declaration of our US “national emergency” at our southern border that Trump declared, is a example of who will have the determining power to make the final say so about the declaration of a “national emergency”. Reply Reply Reply Reply Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.,Focus on the LegislatureBy Karson Turner/ Florida Association of Counties (FAC) President and a Hendry County CommissionerYou can’t teach an old dog new tricks—or, so they say.  Conversely, I was taught—and teach my children—you’re never too old to learn.  This rule applies to dogs, cats and people—even Florida lawmakers.Karson Turner I just learned my neighbor on our street, has passed away, when her son came down to our house today, and told us. I feel so very bad for him, and his brother. She was a very nice person, and a very good neighbor. It is so upsetting to me, because I just waved at her the other day, as we drove by. It didn’t seem possible that she gone, since I had just seen her. That is the way it is, we are only here on this earth for a short time. It is upsetting to me. Reply Mama Mia Mama Mia Please enter your name here Mama Mia Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate I am watching the Michael Cohen testimony before Congress and this is a circus we have running our country. The GOP Congress members are soooooo worried about Cohen writing a book and making some money…lol. I know Michael Cohen is truly a rat, I heard an audio tape of him blessing out a young reporter from Buzz Feed, I think, awhile back, before he was arrested and convicted, and how Cohen went on and on and on, threatening the young reporter who had questioned some things about Trump, and Cohen chew his A out, and kept threatening him, to DESTROY HIS LIFE, if it was the last thing he would do….etc…..on and on, and I personally thought Cohen had lost it, but now the worm has turned and Cohen has turned into a Demorat….LOL…..!!!! This guy, Mr. Jordan, I am tired of his junk. He sure is trying to be a “star” “ON STAGE”…!!! What a jerk he is! All I can say is, “tell it all brother, tell it all” to Michael Cohen. This is fun, much better than watching Young and Restless…!!! Even mentioned the National Enquirer….lol. Another jerk is Mr. Clay Higgins, REP. from Louisianna. It all sounds like Michael Cohen is being put on trial again! He is already been convicted and sentenced, for gosh sakes!….now Higgins is saying Cohen just wanted on tv. Cohen said he had already been on tv a lot since 2011. Then Higgins said, “well, I didn’t know who you where, and had not heard of you before…..”…LOL. Higgins also keeps saying,” I have arrested a lot of men like you” to Cohen…..Now I know exactly what a so-called “witch hunt” is like with these Congressional circuses!! Oh, and I never heard of Mr. Higgins, or Mr. Jordan, myself before…lol.last_img read more

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Alto de Vila 365 House / Terra Arquitectos

first_img Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: Terra Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” ArchDaily CopyHouses•Porto, Portugal CopyAbout this officeTerra ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPortoResidential ArchitecturePortugalPublished on January 11, 2021Cite: “Alto de Vila 365 House / Terra Arquitectos” [Casa Alto de Vila 365 / Terra Arquitectos] 11 Jan 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore 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 Save this picture!© João Morgado+ 23Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Alto de Vila 365 House / Terra Arquitectos Houses Manufacturers: MICROCRETE, Water Evolution, Konceitus, Porcelanosa, Roca Projects Area:  245 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img “COPY” 2020 Lead Architects: Alto de Vila 365 House / Terra ArquitectosSave this projectSaveAlto de Vila 365 House / Terra Arquitectos Year:  João Francisco Vieira | Carlos Bessa Pinto Design Team:Maria Ferraz Pereira, Maria João Lobo, Vera dos Santos MartinhoLighting:GPICStructure:Pedro FariaContractor:FJBSantosEletric And Hydraulic:e3eCity:PortoCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© João MorgadoRecommended ProductsPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WPartitionsLinvisibileLinvisibile Altopiano Sliding Door System | MareaWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedText description provided by the architects. Inserted in the urban fabric of Foz Velha – Porto this detached house seeks the balance between the remains of its history combined with contemporaneity. A characteristic that extends from the façade, which preserves and rehabilitates the lower level according to the existing one, to a higher level, which assumes a formal language of its own. The steel rings protruding from the wall serve not only as drip edges but also as chronological union elements.Save this picture!© João MorgadoSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© João MorgadoConsidering the space that becomes scant, it is urgent to enhance the constructive capacity of the site, vertically lengthening the building. The house consists of a wide façade only, flanked by two blind facades and a back wall where the inner space may fleetingly breathe into a small patio. The premise of this framework has immediately led to a structure of intermediate floors, in order to facilitate the rise to the social space of the house, which is at the highest level. This verticality is accentuated by a generously sized skylight combined with cantilevered staircases, which seem to lure the user from the very first moment on the inside. The private spaces, where the use of wood is predominant, become hidden in this path.Save this picture!© João MorgadoSave this picture!ElevationSave this picture!© João MorgadoDespite this criss-crossed distribution, the communication between spaces is a constant, and the visual relationship between the living room and the kitchen is reinforced by an intermediate patio where a steel element becomes the centrepiece, establishing the filter to the outside world.  Save this picture!© João MorgadoProject gallerySee allShow lessCall for Submission UCLA AUD POOL Issue No. 6: PlantCall for SubmissionsUniversity of Toronto’s Daniels Minecraft ProgramEvent Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/954563/alto-de-vila-365-house-terra-arquitectos Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/954563/alto-de-vila-365-house-terra-arquitectos Clipboard Portugallast_img read more

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New York Times misses mark on Kerala’s COVID-19 success

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this It is almost five months since China first alerted the World Health Organization about cases of what is now called COVID-19. The ensuing pandemic has revealed stark differences in the responses of governments around the world. As Workers World has reported, communist-led governments in countries like Cuba, Vietnam, China and Laos have handled the pandemic much more effectively than capitalist governments in the U.S., Britain, Brazil and Sweden. India’s state of Kerala, led by the Communist Party of India (Marxist) — CPI(M) — has also achieved resounding successes in both containing the virus and protecting people from its economic fallout. Workers World ran an article on April 2 detailing Kerala’s handling of the pandemic, while capitalist media mostly ignored the state’s response. An artist draws graffiti to ‘thank coronavirus warriors’ on the wall of the Ernakulam General Hospital in Kochi.In contrast, capitalist media outlets continually laud states like New York, led by limelight-seeking Gov. Andrew Cuomo, despite the state having well over 360,000 confirmed cases, 23,000 deaths and a growing hunger crisis, with lines at food banks stretching for miles in what looks like a scene from the Great Depression. Kerala’s population of around 35 million people is only slightly less than that of California, the most populous state in the U.S. It is not a small state, and its successes cannot be chalked up to having less people to deal with. On May 22 the New York Times finally picked up on what’s happening in Kerala, conducting an interview with political scientist Pavithra Suryanarayan of Johns Hopkins University, who studies state capacity in Kerala and neighboring Tamil Nadu state. Remarkably, the entire interview makes zero mention of the CPI(M), its mass organizations like the Democratic Youth Federation of India or the Centre of Indian Trade Unions, which have been instrumental in the state’s pandemic response. The interview hints at the basis of both Kerala’s success and the failure of capitalist countries like the U.S. Suryanarayan posited that “[e]ven if the state has the ability to do something, does it actually do it when it needs to? You have to have a political will that aligns with the capacity.” The U.S., with its highly developed economy, marshalls massive resources for things like the Pentagon, Wall Street bailouts, mass incarceration of Black and Brown people, and extensive border controls. States like Kerala and countries such as Laos and Vietnam do not have economies that are as highly developed, yet what they do have, and what appears to be the key factor in containing the virus, are proactive, people-centered leftist governments and mass organizations that can mobilize millions of party members and the masses to achieve common goals for the public good. Without the leadership of leftist and communist parties, and without the strong connection between those parties and the people they serve, it is very unlikely that states such as Kerala would be able to pull off such successful responses to COVID-19. “Very early on,” Suryanarayan says, “Kerala started to have the feeling of a class-based dynamic, in which what is to be discussed is: ‘How do we create a solid welfare state? How do we come to an understanding about the basics of society that everybody needs?”’ This class-based dynamic contrasts sharply with the political environment in other Indian states, where resurgent Hindu nationalism has inflamed ethnic, religious and caste-based conflicts. Trump uses pandemic to push racism, anti-immigrant agenda In the U.S., Britain and other developed Western countries, white nationalism and racism are also on the rise, pitting different sectors of the multinational working class against each other. People of East Asian descent have faced a wave of violent attacks and discrimination in the West, with leaders like Trump actively fanning the flames of racism through discriminatory, bigoted rhetoric and actions. The Trump administration has used the pandemic to push more of its racist, anti-immigrant agenda, with advisors like white nationalist Stephen Miller calling for suspending all immigration into the country. The first action the Trump administration took to ostensibly address the pandemic was suspending all flights from China, despite the virus already being present in the U.S. and already spreading rapidly even as Trump assured the public it would disappear in the country very soon — “like magic.” Trump has repeatedly touted his decision to suspend flights from China as a great success, even as deaths in the U.S. likely far exceed the official tally of around 100,000 dead. He’s playing to the racist, xenophobic attitudes of his white nationalist base of supporters who will take any opportunity to attack China and other nonwhite states they view as enemies. The U.S. has deported people who tested positive for COVID-19 back to countries in Central America and elsewhere that have incredibly vulnerable and inadequate health care systems — systems that could be quickly overwhelmed by a crush of COVID-19 infections. This anti-immigrant, racist push in the midst of the worst pandemic in over a century should come as no surprise. Back in 2016, before he was elected president, Trump blamed immigrants for bringing diseases into the U.S. While baselessly blaming immigrants for outbreaks, his administration slashed funding for and eliminated government programs that detect and manage outbreaks of infectious diseases in the U.S. and around the world. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was once the envy of the world, regarded by many as the best and most respected public health agency on the planet. But years of budget cuts and chronic underfunding across multiple White House administrations and Congresses have taken their toll on the agency and deeply eroded its ability to fight disease. On top of that, the people in power care more about getting profits flowing again and winning the next election than they do about the expert opinions of the scientists and public health officials at the CDC and the World Health Organization. They repeatedly ignore their recommendations and instead recklessly push to end pandemic control measures just as new infections and deaths mount in state after state. The U.S. recently eliminated its contributions to WHO, accusing it of being a Chinese pawn, at a time when international public health agencies are needed more than ever before. The U.S., more than any other country, has the material capacity to not only contain the virus, but to provide for all the basic needs of its people during the shutdown and beyond, from housing and food to health care and employment. It also has the ability to send doctors and medical supplies to struggling countries throughout the world in order to stop the virus globally and prevent the resurgence of the disease. Yet the U.S. has failed to do so because under capitalism profits come before people.States like Kerala, with far fewer resources than the world’s sole superpower, have far more effectively protected the health and well-being of their people, regardless of their ethnicity or religion. Here are links to Workers World articles about COVID-19 andCuba  (workers.org/2020/03/47126/) Vietnam (workers.org/2020/04/47577/) China (workers.org/2020/03/46882/)Laos (workers.org/2020/04/47983/)Kerala  (workers.org/2020/04/47453/). last_img read more

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first_imgNewsThe Skiff: Digital IssuesAcademics at TCUBy Abby Hoffacker, Kiaya Johnson, Ariel Wallace and Ryann Booth – June 3, 2021 434 Abby Hoffackerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/abby-hoffacker/ Posting with a passion: TCU student builds loyal following with Instagram blog Linkedin Abby Hoffackerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/abby-hoffacker/ Ariel Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ariel-wallace/ Welcome TCU Class of 2025 ReddIt Facebook A fox’s tail: the story of TCU’s campus foxes Ryann Boothhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ryann-booth/ + posts Academic and writing resources help play a role in TCU’s retention rate Ryann Boothhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ryann-booth/ Previous articleThe College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive yearsNext articleTCU traditions and history Abby Hoffacker, Kiaya Johnson, Ariel Wallace and Ryann Booth TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Linkedin Student-led book drive aims to help children with incarcerated loved ones World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Graduating seniors to receive unity cords from RRI, SGA partnership RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Kiaya Johnson TCU traditions and history Ariel Wallace eBay launches on-campus marketplace exclusively for TCU students and community Facebook Abby Hoffackerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/abby-hoffacker/ A fox’s tail: the story of TCU’s campus foxes Abby Hoffacker Ryann Booth Twitter Abby Hoffackerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/abby-hoffacker/ + posts TCU traditions and history TCU Vocal Jazz prepares for Thursday night concert with choreography number in the library Kiaya Johnsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kiaya-johnson/ Ariel Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ariel-wallace/ + posts What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit Ariel Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ariel-wallace/ Campus food drive asks students to use campus cash to help those in need Life in Fort Worth printAcademic and writing resources help play a role in TCU’s retention rateIntroduction to University Life class introduces new students to TCUBecome a leader before landing on campusExploring student job opportunities on-campus Alumni TimelineAcademics at TCUA guide to academic resources and success on campusBooks available for all TCU students line the shelves in the Mary Couts Burnett Library (TCU Media Library)Books available for all TCU students line the shelves in the Mary Couts Burnett Library (TCU Media Library)Academic and writing resources help play a role in TCU’s retention rateBy Abby HoffackerStudents have access to important academic resources that can help them succeed. Here are the details on the new academic services. New academic services for students could mean a boost in TCU’s retention rate.TCU’s retention rate has been stuck at the 90-91% mark since 2012, according to the TCU Factbook. That number may seem high, but in comparison to Texas schools like Rice University, 97%, and the University of Texas at Austin, 95%, according to U.S. News, TCU has room to improve. New student resources and increased use of existing ones may just be the way to do that. A yard sign outside Mary Couts Burnett Library advertises the new Meta-Tutoring program. (Photo courtesy of Abby Hoffacker)A yard sign outside Mary Couts Burnett Library advertises the new Meta-Tutoring program. (Photo courtesy of Abby Hoffacker)Students studying at TCU Library (Esau Rodriguez Olvera/Staff Photographer)Students studying at TCU Library (Esau Rodriguez Olvera/Staff Photographer)One new resource on campus is Meta-Tutoring, a fledgling tutoring program through Student Development Services.  “Originally we were going to call them super tutors, and that sounded a little funny, so I said what about Meta-Tutors?” said Brianne Varela, assistant director of the sophomore and junior year experience for Student Development Services.  The program helps students with study skills, time management, communication with professors and other campus resources, she said. “Meta-Tutors can tutor a student regardless of their major or the classes they’re taking,” said Varela. Meta-Tutoring is just one part of TCU’s new tutoring program, which launched in January.  “A lot of people maybe didn’t realize we didn’t have a centralized tutoring program [at TCU]… and they are excited … and hope to see it continue,” said Varela.  The program is still in its pilot phase, working on accreditation from the College Reading and Learning Association. “We obtained a list of courses that had high drop or withdraw or failure rates, [and] those are the classes we identified as really needing tutors,” said Varela. The Pilot Tutoring Initiative is currently holding tutoring sessions on Zoom but hopes to offer the choice of online or in-person sessions for fall 2021. Prior to this initiative, students sought out tutoring through other departments and programs. One example is TCU’s Student Support Services, a program through the U.S. Department of Education’s TRIO initiative. SSS offers tutoring and other support resources for students who qualify.  “It is harder for me to ask professors for help [with classwork],” said Lexi Carrizales, a sophomore nursing student. “Someone reached out to me … [saying] ‘Hey I know about SSS, I want to introduce you to it,’” she said. The program has helped her in classes and beyond. “Other than tutoring stuff, they give tips on other classes … and good advice,” Carrizales said. Photo 1: Student studying at TCU Library(Esau Rodriguez Olvera/Staff Photographer)Photo 2: Students study in the library while wearing face coverings. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer) Another pre-existing academic resource is the TCU Writing Center, which has been on campus since 1988.   “A place where people could come with any writing project … ranging from dissertation chapters to letters home begging for money,” said Steve Sherwood, director of the center since 2002.  The center offers one-on-one online tutoring and writing workshops, in addition to brainstorming and techniques to overcome writer’s block.  “You don’t even have to have something with you when you come to the writing center,” said Peter Christopherson, a second-year political science student and peer tutor at the center. Christopherson uses the writing center services for his own work as well.  “When I notice things in my own writing that I do without thinking … that’s super helpful when I teach others,” he said.With the writing center’s wide range of experts, the description of the staff sounds like the opening line of a joke.  “One retired English professor, a Minister, two PhDs,” said Sherwood. Not to mention, three novelists, an art historian and an inductee to the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame. But students shouldn’t be afraid to come in, he said.  “My number one rule of this place [for the staff] is to be nice … it’s not like a punitive experience,” Christopherson said.The center expects to meet in person for the fall 2021 semester. Reed Hall is where the physical Writing Center is located. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer)Reed Hall is where the physical Writing Center is located. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer)The writing center is a great resource for students to have their papers before turning them in (Brandon Ucker/ TCU 360).The writing center is a great resource for students to have their papers before turning them in (Brandon Ucker/ TCU 360).Looking upwardsDuring the 2020 academic year, TCU’s retention rates made some improvement. “The freshman retention rate is 91.7%, up slightly from 2019’s 91.3%. The retention rate among transfer students is 83.6% compared with 82.7% last year,” according to a TCU news statement from October 2020. “Attracting and retaining such highly qualified students during an unprecedented year with unforeseen challenges, speaks to the highly strategic efforts made to connect with our students virtually, TCU’s academic reputation and the unrivaled TCU experience,” said Chancellor Boschini in the announcement. Introduction to University Life class introduces new students to TCUBy Ariel WallaceFirst-year students have a lot to learn in their first semester at TCU. This class provides students with helpful resources and connections to put students on a path to success.Introduction to University Life (UNLF) is an one-credit-hour student success seminar for incoming TCU students. The course connects first-year students to campus resources and helps them make the transition into college life. The University Life course is focused on providing knowledge and skills to help students transition into the academic community at TCU. “Students are introduced to fundamental questions and issues of the university experience — the nature and purpose(s) of higher education at TCU: critical thinking, how to study for and reflect upon course material and experiences, academic and personal integrity, setting learning goals, diversity and inclusion in the academic community, responsibility-taking, stress and time management, exploring campus resources and developing life-long learning habits,” said the Assistant Dean of Interdisciplinary Studies Dr. Zoranna Jones. UNLF is taught by self-selected faculty and staff members, along with an upperclassman student peer guide. Instructors are given a similar course syllabus and allowed to adjust the way the information is presented depending on the instructor’s personal style. Peer Guides serve as mentors and role models for new students in the course. They work with faculty members to facilitate conversations and exercises. “I was in UNLF as a freshman, and I remember seeing how my Peer Guide interacted with students, participated in class discussions and was really there to make us feel welcome. My Peer Guide acted as a role model for all the things I wanted to continue to do when I was a Peer Guide,” said Madison Seaman, early childhood education major and second-year Peer Guide. Seaman said she focused on making sure students were engaging and learning from the different lessons taught in class. Mentoring is another important aspect of University Life. Students receive one-on-one mentoring from both the instructor and peer guide. “I think the mentoring aspect is beneficial to incoming students because it allows them to connect with someone who has recently been in their same shoes,” Seaman said. “They can share tips from what they went through, give advice, make connections, show learning experiences, etc. I think that when reflecting back on our college career, we all have a lot that we wish we knew going into our freshman year.” Jones emphasizes the benefits of having both an instructor and Peer Guide for first year students.“Having both the faculty and peer guide will allow students to gain knowledge and build a relationship with both. The experiences and expertise will vary but all are valuable to the student experience. The peer guide serves as a mentor, resource and role model,” Jones said. UNLF started in 2014 and has expanded from 18 sections to 89 sections last fall. It is a one-credit-hour course that is open to all first-year students, including transfer and non-traditional students. “This course isn’t required for most majors (exclusion is Music majors), just strongly encouraged. I would just explain that this course has been developed truly with first-year students in mind, by discussing topics and concepts that assist with the transition to college,” Jones said. “It has also been developed to create a community and sense of belonging for first-year students.”Seaman said she thinks all incoming students should take the course. Socially distanced studying in FAB. UNLF teaches students useful study tools. (Esau Rodriguez Olvera/Staff Photographer)Socially distanced studying in FAB. UNLF teaches students useful study tools. (Esau Rodriguez Olvera/Staff Photographer)Students laying in grass in the commons. UNLF helps students bond.(Esau Rodriguez Olvera/Staff Photographer)Students laying in grass in the commons. UNLF helps students bond.(Esau Rodriguez Olvera/Staff Photographer)The course not only lays out all the resources on TCU’s campus but allows students to stay connected with what is happening on campus, gives them time to reflect on what the transition to college is like and provides tips on time management, stress management and study tips. It also pushes students to recognize the different backgrounds that TCU students come from as well as reflect on their own identities. “This is an amazing program to help incoming students become integrated into not only TCU’s campus but college in general,” Seaman said.Introduction to University Life (UNLF 10211) will have several sections available for first-year students to take in Fall 2021.Become a leader before landing on campusBy Kiaya JohnsonIt’s never too early to start making a difference on campus. Here’s how to get involved as a leader at TCU.When it comes to leadership, students can expect to receive many lessons outside of the classroom. Those students involved in the Leaders for Life program (L4L) start working with the development opportunity before stepping foot on campus. Leaders for Life is a selective leadership development program offered to first-year students through TCU’s Student Development Services.Based on a student’s admission application, high school involvement and leadership potential, an email is sent the summer prior to a student’s first year at TCU to apply to be a part of the program. The program intentionally selects students that derive from underrepresented communities and populations.This program recruits about 150 students per cohort. This program prides itself on being diverse, intentional and less time-consuming.The program requires each student to attend various workshops throughout the semester, meet with their mentors, and advisors for check-ins, guidance and resources. The time commitment of this program sits at about six to eight hours per semester.Reggie Jennings and Kate Bentley currently serve as coordinators for L4L, where they oversee 300+ students. Next year, the program is projected to reach 500 members. The responsibilities and roles are broken up between the students’ classification.Reggie Jennings and a few peer mentors (Photo courtesy of TCU SDS Facebook)Reggie Jennings and a few peer mentors (Photo courtesy of TCU SDS Facebook)Kick-Off Celebration (Photo courtesy of TCU SDS Facebook)Kick-Off Celebration (Photo courtesy of TCU SDS Facebook)First-year students are welcomed with a Kick-Off Celebration, where they meet their mentors, enjoy food and play games.Sophomore students attend a Sophomore Getaway Retreat for an off-campus exploration of resilience through various workshops and activities.Juniors and Seniors encounter mentorship training and preparation workshops for life post-graduation.This four-year program offers a $500 dollar stipend per year. Participation throughout all four years is not mandatory. Each student is given the option to renew their contract and the end of each semester if one wishes to withdraw from the program. “My favorite part about this program is having a mentor,” said Madison Obregon, a member of the executive board. “Having someone in your specific major to connect with and receive recommendations for classes, study tips, and balance is the best. It has definitely helped me thus far.”Jennings and Bentley said their favorite part of overseeing the program is witnessing the light bulb go off for students and the huge transformation over the years.Exploring student job opportunities on-campusBy Ryann BoothWorking while being a student can be challenging. Here are some on-campus jobs that offer the flexibility students need to be able to work and succeed academically.TCU offers a number of opportunities for students to earn money or other benefits while keeping a college student’s bustling day in mind. Committing to a job, even if it is part-time, can raise some concerns for students as most off-campus jobs can be time consuming.Additionally, many jobs don’t revolve around the stresses that come with being a college student such as tests, quizzes, homework and club activities. Looking for a part-time job that gives enough wiggle room for a busy college student’s schedule can be challenging.Students who are looking for a job can visit the Frog Jobs sector of the Handshake website to browse all of the available jobs that are posted sporadically by departments throughout the academic year.Each department has its own timeline for posting on Handshake based on their individual needs, so students should check as often as they can.“If you have a department you are interested in working for, you may contact them directly for information on their expected openings for next year,” said Celeste Lindell, MBA, the assistant director of employer development at TCU.Some popular student jobs and their descriptions are listed below.Kimball hangs helpful information with a cheerful twist for residents in Hays Hall. (Ryann Booth/TCU 360 Staff)Egloff completes homework as she works her weekly shift at the Hays Hall front desk. (Ryann Booth/TCU 360)Bayliss makes smoothie bowls for her healthy food-loving customers. (Ryann Booth/TCU 360)Johnson shows off her TCU pride with a ‘Frogs up’ before her busy day of guided campus tours. (Photo courtesy of Felice Johnson)Socially distanced studying. Two students write papers for their classes.(Esau Rodriguez Olvera/Staff Photographer)A TCU freshman receives a pep talk from personal trainer, Colton Purcell, during an exercise at the recreation center. (Carolina Olivares)Ruelas (top right) films for the TCU football team at their game against UT. (Photo courtesy of Daniel Ruelas)Sadler Hall (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer)TCU Campus Store. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer)Two students study in the Winton Scott study lounge. (TCU Media Library)Security Officer in a golf cart. Froggie 5-0 drivers also use golf carts to escort students around campus. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer)Kimball hangs helpful information with a cheerful twist for residents in Hays Hall. (Ryann Booth/TCU 360 Staff)Egloff completes homework as she works her weekly shift at the Hays Hall front desk. (Ryann Booth/TCU 360)Bayliss makes smoothie bowls for her healthy food-loving customers. (Ryann Booth/TCU 360)Johnson shows off her TCU pride with a ‘Frogs up’ before her busy day of guided campus tours. (Photo courtesy of Felice Johnson)Socially distanced studying. Two students write papers for their classes.(Esau Rodriguez Olvera/Staff Photographer)A TCU freshman receives a pep talk from personal trainer, Colton Purcell, during an exercise at the recreation center. (Carolina Olivares)Ruelas (top right) films for the TCU football team at their game against UT. (Photo courtesy of Daniel Ruelas)Sadler Hall (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer)TCU Campus Store. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer)Two students study in the Winton Scott study lounge. (TCU Media Library)Security Officer in a golf cart. Froggie 5-0 drivers also use golf carts to escort students around campus. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer)Residential Assistant A residential assistant, or RA, is one of the first people to greet residents when they arrive on campus.RAs are like the interior decorators of a house. They decorate the residential halls with uplifting posters and holiday-themed decorations, plan fun events for their residents to get to know each other and ensure the safety of all residents.They help turn TCU from a college into a home. Some of an RA’s duties include room checks, weekly staff meetings and on-call rotations.Janie Kimball, a senior speech language pathology major, is an RA in Hays Hall in Greek Village.“The best parts about being an RA shine through really simple interactions,” said Kimball. “The RA role is relational and one that is really geared towards being a person who knows others, connects people to other people and empowers them to have the best possible experience at TCU.”Click here to listen to Kimball’s favorite memory as an RA.An RA’s compensation is not a weekly paycheck. RAs are compensated with a single room (based on availability) and a Market Square Membership or Ultimate Flex Meal Plan.For more specific information about qualifications and eligibility, visit the Housing website.Residential Desk AssistantTCU desk assistants are like the front desk receptionists of a hotel.They welcome residents with a smile every time someone enters the residence hall and help residents rent out any supplies they might need.A desk assistant position is work-study eligible and allows for students to complete homework during their shift when no one needs assistance.Olivia Egloff is a sophomore psychology and sociology major who works as a residential desk assistant in Hays Hall.“My favorite thing about my job is definitely making friends with the residents,” said Egloff. “I also love being part of such a relaxed environment.”She said she chose the job because she knew she could get homework done during her shifts.Desk assistants are required to work a minimum of eight hours per week and receive a compensation of $8/hr during daytime hours (9:00 am – 12:00 am) and $9/hr during nighttime hours (12:00 am – 3:00 am).For more specific information about qualifications and eligibility, visit their website.Information Desk Assistant An information desk assistant job is very similar to the residential desk assistant. They are responsible for greeting and providing informational assistance to students, faculty and guests within the information desks located at the Brown-Lupton University Union and King Family Commons Building.This is another job that is work-study eligible. An information desk assistant receives a compensation of $8.25/hr.For more specific information about qualifications and eligibility, visit their website.Rollin’ n Bowlin’ BlendistaRollin’ n Bowlin’ is a restaurant located in the BLUU that offers healthy food options for students and promotes “healthy vibes.”Blendistas are responsible for making and serving orders of açaí bowls, avocado toast and smoothies to customers.Ellen Bayliss is a sophomore supply chain management and finance major who works at Rollin’ n Bowlin’ as a blendista.“My favorite part about working for Rollin’ n Bollin’ is being able to see and talk to a lot of people while I work,” said Bayliss. “My friends come by and get smoothies quite often, so it’s fun to see them throughout the day.”The application requires the submission of a resume and a class schedule so class and work are never a conflict.A blendista receives a compensation of $8.25/hr.Admissions Intern Admissions interns are people who are passionate about their Frog pride and enthusiastic about their love for TCU.They are in charge of guiding visitors, parents and potential Horned Frogs around campus and telling them all there is to know about TCU.Felice Johnson is a sophomore nursing major who works as an admissions intern.“My favorite thing about my job is sharing the pride and joy I feel being a part of the TCU community,” said Johnson. “I am so passionate about this school and all it entails, and I love to introduce it to prospective students and parents alike.”Johnson said there is no greater gift than watching students find their home away from home.“The admissions staff is a second family to me and they make going to work everyday a prize,” she said.Positions are posted on Handshake as there is availability.Peer Writing Consultant at the Writing Center  Students who have a knack for English and grammar often work as peer writing consultants for the Writing Center. Peer consultants meet with students via Zoom for 30-minute appointments to read their papers and help improve their assignments. According to the Writing Center website, peer consultants work closely with senior staff to develop their repertoire of tutoring and writing skills and grow as young professionals.For more information, visit their website. University Recreation Center Jobs Many students on campus enjoy participating in intramural sports, working out in the weight room and utilizing the facilities in the University Recreation Center, such as the pool or the rock climbing wall.The rec center offers a variety of jobs for students of many interests.Jobs in the rec center that are specifically reserved for students include membership services, weight room monitor, front office, lifeguard, intramural official, climbing wall attendant, adventure trip program staff and accounting assistant.Alondrah Vazquez is a first-year fashion merchandising major and part of the member services staff at the rec center.The community at the rec center is very warm and welcoming, said Vazquez.”Working at the rec allows me to build new connections and strengthen relationships with people across campus,” she said.For more information, visit the rec center website.TCU AthleticsWhen most people think about student involvement in TCU Athletics, they think about the student athletes.However, there are many other students involved in TCU Athletics.It takes many moving parts to make everything in the department function smoothly, so the Athletics Department hires several students to help out with the programs.Student jobs in the Athletics Department include positions in academics, communications, facilities, football staff, football video, front desk, inside manager, laundry manager, on-field/on-court manager, marketing, sports nutrition, student-athlete development, tennis center, ticket office, video and weight room.Daniel Ruelas is a sophomore business information systems and finance major who works for the football video team as a part of the film crew.“Working for the Athletics Department makes me feel like I’m a part of something greater than myself,” said Ruelas. “I love helping the team improve with my film.”Ruelas said the job also comes with many travel experiences he otherwise would not have taken part in.The student worker application form can be found on their website.TCU Phonathon Caller A TCU Phonathon caller keeps alumni, parents and friends informed about the successes and updates of TCU and the Brite Divinity School.Phonathon callers gain marketing, customer service and persuasive communication skills by working for the Phonathon program.They are responsible for establishing relationships with alumni, raising support for TCU, negotiating philanthropic abilities, troubleshooting concerns and performing minor clerical duties.Cali Bradsher is a speech pathology major from Minneapolis, Minnesota who works as a Phonathon caller.“When I was looking for a job on campus, I wanted to find one that would give me some customer service experience,” said Bradsher. “I would have to say that this is my favorite part about working at the Calling Center.” The Calling Center is part of the Office of Loyalty Giving located on the first floor of Sadler Hall, and the compensation is $8/hour with a minimum of 8 work hours per week.The student worker application form can be found on the university advancement website.TCU Campus Store Working for the TCU Campus Store is not directly through TCU, but it is still technically on campus.Students have the option of being a team member or barista at the Starbucks in the store. Team members work to ensure excellent customer service to both students and shoppers.Starbucks baristas are in charge of taking and making food and drink orders for customers.Contact the TCU Campus Store for more information.TCU Pilot Tutoring InitiativePeer tutors help students identify specific challenges, establish new ways to address them and provide feedback about their progress.All peer tutors must complete a 10-hour training program in accordance with the requirements of the College Reading and Learning Association certification program.Claire Marie Papac is a sophomore strategic communications and modern language studies major who works as a French peer tutor.“I chose the job because I love the language and want to help others understand French, have more confidence in their bilingual abilities and enjoy speaking it,” said Papac. Students should contact the dean of the college in which they wish to be a peer tutor if they are interested.Froggie 5-0 Driver Froggie 5-0 is a student safety escort service that provides safe rides on golf carts to members of the TCU community who are injured or do not feel safe walking through parts of campus.Rides operate between 8:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. during the fall and spring semesters.Omega Stallworth is a senior health and fitness major and has worked as a Froggie 5-0 driver for the past four years.“This job is one of the best on this campus because we get to serve the students directly and provide them with safe transportation to their destination,” said Stallworth.Students can apply for this position on the Handshake website or by picking up an application at the TCU Police Station on Lubbock Ave.Alumni Timeline The knowledge, connections and experiences TCU students gain help them navigate the real-world. Here are some alumni who have gone on to lead successful careers.Photo: Graduation 2021 (TCU Facebook)Read Next:TopBuilt with Shorthand ReddIt + posts TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Ryann Boothhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ryann-booth/ Ariel Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ariel-wallace/ Class of 1971 celebrates 50 year graduation anniversary and reflects on time at TCU Ryann Boothhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ryann-booth/last_img read more

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Bank withdraws lawsuit against Wikileaks but other suits still pending

first_img United StatesAmericas Reporters Without Borders is astonished by Californian judge Jeffrey White’s decision on 15 February to order the temporary closure of Wikileaks (http://wikileaks.be/wiki/Wikileaks), a US-based website that invites people to post leaked documents with the aim of discouraging unethical behaviour.The judge issued his order in a case brought by Swiss bank Julius Baer & Co, which accuses Wikileaks and its hosting company Dynadot of “publishing confidential information.” The documents, involving alleged activities of the bank’s Cayman Islands branch, were posted on the site at the start of the month. The case is to be reexamined on 29 February.“This appears to be the first time a US court has decided to close an entire website because of certain documents posted on it,” Reporters Without Borders said. “In his ruling, the judge also asked for the offending documents to be removed. Why wasn’t that enough? Wikileaks enables dissidents to post documents regarded as ‘sensitive’ in their own country. The Julius Baer case must not be allowed to prevent other key information from being made public.”This was not the first time a court action has been brought against Wikileaks. Schillings, a London-based firm of lawyers and public relations consultants, requested the site’s closure last November over a leaked confidential memo about the ailing British bank Northern Rock.Launched in January 2007, Wikileaks defines itself as “a version of Wikipedia that cannot be censored” although it has no direct links with the collaborative online encyclopedia. Using encrypted data and the censorship circumvention software Tor, it allows whistleblowers to post documents anonymously.The reaction of the site’s founders and editors to the closure order has been low-key. They simply described it as “unconstitutional” and pledged that Wikileaks would continue to publish document demonstrating the illegal activities of certain banks.When contacted by Reporters Without Borders, a Julius Baer & Co representative declined to make any comment aside from saying the court action was necessary to protect its interests.Download the Court’s decision News News RSF_en “This appears to be the first time a US court has decided to close an entire website because of certain documents posted on it,” Reporters Without Borders said. “In his ruling, the judge also asked for the offending documents to be removed. Why wasn’t that enough?” April 28, 2021 Find out more The Swiss bank Julius Baer & Co yesterday withdrew a lawsuit that it had filed against the whistleblower website Wikileaks before a Californian court over confidential documents that were posted on the website“We have withdrawn our lawsuit because it was unsuccessful but we still maintain that the posted documents were stolen and are forged,” a Julius Baer representative told Reporters Without Borders. He added that the bank had filed other actions against the website that are still pending———————–03.03 – Judge says whistleblowers’ website can reopen News Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says Help by sharing this information WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Follow the news on United States Receive email alerts Organisation June 3, 2021 Find out more to go further June 7, 2021 Find out more NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say United StatesAmericas News March 6, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Bank withdraws lawsuit against Wikileaks but other suits still pending Reporters Without Borders welcomes Californian judge Jeffrey White’s decision on 29 February to rescind his own order blocking access to Wikileaks, a US-based website that invites whistleblowers to post leaked documents. White recognised that he made a mistake when he ordered site’s complete closure on 15 February rather that just the withdrawal of confidential documents that were the subject of a 6 February complaint by the Swiss Bank Julius Baer. The documents referred to activities of the bank’s Cayman Islands branch.“This is a good sign for online free expression,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The site’s closure was utterly excessive. We are satisfied with the outcome of this case.”———————21.02 – Concern about judge’s decision to close Wikileaks websitelast_img read more

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President Uribe endangers left-wing editor by accusing him of links to guerrillas

first_img ColombiaAmericas April 27, 2021 Find out more ColombiaAmericas President Alvaro Uribe’s comments in an interview on Caracol Radio on 23 February, accusing Carlos Lozano, the editor of the communist weekly Voz, of links with the guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), were condemned today by Reporters Without Borders, which said they had endangered Lozano.“Does having communist sympathies make you an ally of the FARC?,” the press freedom organisation asked. “President Uribe seems to forget that Lozano was once appointed by the government as peace mediator with the guerrillas. Alas, this is not the first time Uribe has lost his temper with journalists who do not support him. This kind of remark is dangerous as it exposes the press to reprisals.”Uribe called Lozano an “accomplice and spokesman” of the FARC. Lozano responded several times during the first week of March, saying he would hold Uribe responsible if anything happened to him. “The president’s comments are slanderous and reckless, and put my life and safety in danger,” he said. He said he was no longer in regular contact with the FARC high command, but he was in written contact with guerrillas, “as many journalists are, but all this is known by the government.”Uribe’s comments have surprised the Colombian media, especially as Lozano was once used by the government as an emissary with the guerrillas, as former peace mediator Camilo Gómez pointed out. Lozano said: “I do not understand. If I am a criminal, why do government aides come looking for me to establish contacts with the FARC?”Ramiro Bejarano, a former director of the military intelligence agency known as the Security Administration Department (DAS), told journalists: “Alvaro Uribe is trying to stigmatize all government opponents as criminals in order to cover up his own complicity with the paramilitary groups.” Some of Uribe’s associates are currently being prosecuted because of their ties with paramilitaries.Lozano received death threats in 2005, at a time when Uribe was reacting harshly to criticism from journalists such as Hollman Morris of the public TV station Canal Uno about his policies towards the armed conflict. October 21, 2020 Find out more RSF_en 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Follow the news on Colombia RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia to go further March 7, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 President Uribe endangers left-wing editor by accusing him of links to guerrillascenter_img Receive email alerts RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America News News News May 13, 2021 Find out more Reports Organisation Help by sharing this information last_img read more

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