BetBlocker to offer Dutch-language self-exclusion tool

first_imgFeite Hofman concluded that the development of the software in the Dutch language “will definitely increase awareness about the risks of gambling too much.” Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Social responsibility Tech & innovation CSR Problem gambling Responsible gambling Regtech Regions: UK & Ireland Netherlands Currently, there is no Dutch-language self-exclusion tool available, which L&L’s marketing manager and head of product development, Jan Wienk, described as a massive gap that needs to be closed as the Netherlands moves towards a regulated online market. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter As part of the regulation, the government will introduce the Centraal Register Uitsluiting Kansspelen (Cruks) self-exclusion system, which will allow players to prevent themselves having access to gambling operators via a centralised system run by the country’s regulator. Under the agreement, L&L will provide resources to translate the BetBlocker website and application, and will also assist in ensuring Dutch customers can receive support in their native language. Duncan Garvie, founder of BetBlocker said that the organisation has wanted to expand into other languages for a long time, but that the challenges of sourcing charitable funding have limited its capacity to provide multi-language support. “This new cooperation with L&L Europe is ground-breaking, allowing BetBlocker to support native Dutch speakers. It creates a sustainable strategy to allow us to reach Dutch users, something that we could not have managed without the support that L&L Europe have offered,” Garvie concluded. L&L has promoted BetBlocker’s software to its UK customers since the application was made available to the public in 2018. After discussing the launch of a Dutch-language version in the Netherlands with BetBlocker founder Duncan Garvie, it was decided that the two organisations would join forces. The Netherlands’ igaming market is due to launch on 1 October this year, after the country’s Remote Gambling Act was passed on 1 April, and the window for licensing applications was opened. BetBlocker to offer Dutch-language self-exclusion tool Self-exclusion tool BetBlocker has joined forces with online operator L&L Europe and Dutch gambling awareness organisation Pas op Gamen en Gokken (‘Be Careful with Gaming and Gambling’ – PoGG), to launch BetBlocker in the Dutch language. 17th May 2021 | By Conor Mulheir Tags: BetBlocker L&L Europe Pas op Gamen en Gokken Jan Wienk of L&L added that he was looking forward to starting the project and enhancing the BetBlocker tool, and expressed gratitude that Feite Hofman, owner of “Pas op Gamen en Gokken” had also committed to the further development of the tool. Responsible gambling Email Addresslast_img read more

AD Classics: Palais des Papes / Pierre Poisson & Jean de Louvres

first_imgArchDaily Residential Architecture AD Classics: Palais des Papes / Pierre Poisson & Jean de Louvres Projects AD Classics: Palais des Papes / Pierre Poisson & Jean de LouvresSave this projectSaveAD Classics: Palais des Papes / Pierre Poisson & Jean de Louvres “COPY” CopyWhile the Roman Catholic Church is synonymous with the Eternal City (and Italian capital), the greatest monument from its medieval heyday actually stands in southern France. The relic of the Papacy’s brief departure from Rome, the Palais des Papes (“Palace of the Popes”) in Avignon is the largest Gothic palace ever built. Constructed in two main phases by two of its residents, the Palais des Papes is a grandiose architectural expression of the wealth and power of the eleven popes who called Avignon their home and base of power.+ 19Save this picture!Photo by Jean-Marc Rosier; courtesy of Wikimedia user Ampon (licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0)Recommended ProductsWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformSkylightsJansenRoof Glazing – VISSWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridSkylightsFAKROWooden pivot roof windows FYP-V proSkyIn the early 14th Century, all of Italy—but Rome, in particular—was plagued by a constant and pervasive sense of unrest. The ancient city was the arena in which various factions vied for power in a conflict bordering on outright civil war. Meanwhile, tensions were mounting between Pope Boniface VIII and King Philip IV of France, resulting in the premature death of the former and the excommunication of the latter. His short-lived successor, Pope Benedict XI, was the first to vacate Rome, electing instead to make his home in the more northerly city of Perugia; it was Benedict’s successor, Clement V, who would first establish the papacy in Avignon in 1305. In doing so, the new pontiff hoped to begin repairing the Church’s relationship with, and authority over, the Kings of France and England. Escaping the strife of war-torn Italy was a secondary, albeit significant, motivation.[1]Save this picture!A depiction of Avignon in 1700 by Robert Bonnart; the towers of the Palais des Papes are visible at the top left. ImageCourtesy of Wikimedia user Aa77zz (Public Domain)Located between France, Italy, and what would come to be known as Germany, Avignon was an ideal base of operations for Clement V’s mission to restore the Church’s benevolent, but unquestioned, authority over the disparate states of Europe. While Rome had once been the nexus of an empire which had stretched from the British Isles to the Middle East, Avignon was at the center of the medieval Christian world which only encompassed Europe. Its proximity to the intersection of the Rhône and Durance Rivers also made transit from the city to the rest of Europe relatively convenient: a swift messenger could bring news from Avignon to destinations as remote as London or Rome in less than two weeks. Despite these advantages, however, Avignon lacked the historical religious significance of Rome, and it took two decades before one of the city’s pontiffs saw Provence as more than a temporary home for the Church.[2]Save this picture!A plan of the Palais des Papes drawn in 1921. The Palais Vieux, or Old Palace, is at the left, while the Palais Neuf, or New Palace, is on the right. ImageCourtesy of Wikimedia user François GOGLINS (Public Domain)Despite sharing his predecessors’ longing to return to Rome, Pope Benedict XII was forced to acknowledge that the continued upheaval in Italy made such a dream untenable. It was then, in 1335, that the austere and sensible Benedict resolved to build a palace to house himself and his court and, in so doing, establish Avignon as his permanent seat of power. He chose to build his new home on the site of the city’s former bishop’s palace, the Bishop of Avignon being compensated with the residence of a recently deceased cardinal.[3]Save this picture!An aerial view of the Palais; the former Bishop’s Palace stood on the site of the Old Palace on the left side of the photo. ImageCourtesy of Flickr user jean-louis Zimmermann (licensed under CC BY 2.0)The architect Benedict XII chose for his palace was Pierre Poisson – a man who, like the Pope himself, was originally from Mirepoix in what is now southwestern France. Poisson oversaw the construction of a roughly rectangular building based on the layout of the bishop’s residence which once occupied the site; in keeping with Benedict XII’s personality, it was an austere structure devoid of sculptural ornamentation and more reminiscent of a protected convent or a fortress than a palace.[4,5]Entry to this first incarnation of the Palais, now deemed the “Old Palace,” was through a fortified entry gatehouse projecting from the southern wing of the building (later demolished during the next major phase of construction). The irregular quadrilateral of the central courtyard was surrounded by galleries two stories tall and dwarfed by the various towers constructed around the building’s periphery.[6] The northern wing contained the palace’s first chapel: 40 meters (131.2 feet) long and only 8 meters (26.2 feet) wide, this chapel was considered disproportionate, too small, and too distant from the Pope’s apartments. These undesirable qualities, combined with the room’s tendency to become unbearably cold in winter, ultimately resulted in the relocation of pontifical ceremonies to a new chapel on the opposite end of the Palais.[7]Save this picture!The walls of the Old Palace, adorned only with crenellations and simple pointed arches, appear more suited to a fortress than a palace. ImagePhoto by Jean-Marc Rosier; courtesy of Wikimedia user Ampon (licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0)The surrounding wings—the Consistoire to the east, the Aile des Familiers to the west, and the Conclave to the south—contained the residences and offices of members of the papal court. The Tour de la Campane, the tallest tower in the “Old Palace” (and still the highest point in the building overall), stood at the northwest corner of the cloister, its crenellated crown dominating the Palais. Jutting from the southeast corner of the palace stood the Tour du Pape (“Pope’s Tower”) or Tour des Anges (“Tower of the Angels”), the wing and tower which contained the apartments of the pontiff himself.[8]Save this picture!The Tour de la Campane, as seen from the Old Palace courtyard; its crenellated roofline is the highest point of the Palais des Papes. ImageCourtesy of Flickr user Satoshi Nakagawa (licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0)The second major phase of construction, resulting in the “New Palace,” took place under Benedict XII’s immediate successor, Clement VI. Clement VI ordered the completion of the Trouillas and Kitchen Towers at the northeast corner of the Old Palace, as well as the addition of the Wardrobe Tower to the papal apartments. His vision for the Palais des Papes, however, was far grander than that of Benedict XII’s. To execute this greater scope of work, Clement VI commissioned the design services of Jean de Louvres of Île-de-France (the region surrounding Paris). De Louvre immediately set about his work, gathering 600 men and clearing out the neighborhood surrounding the palace to make way for his sizable additions.[9]Save this picture!In contrast to the more monolithic Old Palace, the Great Dignitaries’ Wing of the New Palace features more decorative flair to signify its status as a papal residence. ImageCourtesy of Flickr user jean-louis Zimmermann (licensed under CC BY 2.0)Unlike the somber, unadorned “Old Palace,” the New Palace did not shy away from embellishment or grandeur. De Louvres’ first project was the Grand Audience Hall, a 52 meter (170.6 foot) long chamber on the ground floor of the new Grande Chapelle (“Great Chapel”). The hall is crowned with pointed Gothic vaults and adorned with a fresco by the Italian painter Matteo Giovanetti, who painted a composition of 20 figures from the Old Testament for the sizable sum of 600 Florins. Above the Audience Hall was the Great Chapel itself, which, at 52 meters (170.6 feet) by 15 meters (49.2 feet), was over twice the size of the original built under Benedict XII. With the addition of the Great Dignitaries’ Wing—which housed the offices of the notaries and financial officials—to the west, the two wings of the New Palace and the papal quarters of the Old Palace defined a second, larger courtyard.[10,11]Save this picture!Bounded by the papal apartments and the two wings of the New Palace, the Cour d’Honneur is substantially larger than the courtyard defined by the cloisters of the Old Palace. ImagePhoto by Jean-Marc Rosier; courtesy of Wikimedia user Ampon (licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0)By the time of Clement VI’s death in 1352, the Palais des Papes was essentially complete. Only 25 years later, the papacy finally returned to Rome; after the Great Schism of the late 14th and early 15th Centuries, the palace was subsequently occupied by Legates and Vice-Legates until the French Revolution at the end of the 18th Century. For the next century, the once-prestigious Palais was put to use as a barracks, a role it would play until 1906, when it was opened to the public. Since then, the once-mighty home of the Avignon papacy has undergone significant restoration and repair to preserve its centuries-old architecture for the appreciation of the thousands of visitors who flock to it each year.[12,13] Although the Popes who built the Palais and gave it purpose vacated the massive structure centuries ago, its imposing towers and grandiose Gothic halls stand as a silent reminder of a period in European and Christian history which would otherwise be all too easy to forget.Save this picture!A 15th Century drawing of Avignon by Étienne Matellange; the Palais des Papes dominates the skyline at the top right. ImageCourtesy of Wikimedia user Aa77zz (Public Domain)References[1] Gagnière, Sylvain. Palais des Papes d’Avignon. Paris: Caisse National des Monuments Historiques, 1965. p7-8.[2] Renouard, Yves. The Avignon Papacy: 1305-1403. London: Faber & Faber, 1970. p20-36.[3] Renouard, p40-41.[4] Gagnière, p16-17.[5] “The biggest Gothic palace in the world.” Palais des Papes – Avignon. Accessed February 26, 2017. [access].[6] Gagnière, p19-21.[7] Colombe, Gabriel. Le Palais des Papes d’Avignon. Paris: Société Française d’Archéologie, 1939.[8] Colombe, p10-55.[9] “The biggest Gothic palace in the world.”[10] Gagnière, p67-99.[11] “The biggest Gothic palace in the world.”[12] “The Popes’ Palace of Avignon.” Avignon et Provence. Accessed February 26, 2017. [access].[13] “The biggest Gothic palace in the world.”Alves da Veiga / Pedro Ferreira Architecture StudioSelected ProjectsUniversité Mohammed VI Polytechnique / Ricardo BofillSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/806838/ad-classics-palais-des-papes-avignon-france-pierre-poisson-jean-de-louvres Clipboard France Save this picture!An elevation of the palace’s eastern façade by Eugène Viollet Le-Duc. ImageCourtesy of Wikimedia user Ampon (Public Domain)Written by Luke Fiederer Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/806838/ad-classics-palais-des-papes-avignon-france-pierre-poisson-jean-de-louvres Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officePierre Poisson and Jean de LouvresOfficeFollowProductStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsArchitecture ClassicsResidential ArchitectureBuildingsLandmarks & MonumentsReligious BuildingsAvignonGothicMedievalPalacePalacesCatholicProvencePopePapal States14th CenturyOccitanFrancePublished on March 09, 2017Cite: Luke Fiederer. “AD Classics: Palais des Papes / Pierre Poisson & Jean de Louvres” 09 Mar 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Bahnhofstrasse Aarau Building Refurbishment / Gautschi Lenzin …

first_imgProducts used in this ProjectMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMMineral Concrete Stain – Concretal®-LasurCity:AarauCountry:SwitzerlandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Gautschi Lenzin Schenker ArchitectsText description provided by the architects. The existing apartment and commercial building dating from 1900 was part of a protected building ensemble situated in the city center. The task was to converse this building. During an extensive analysis of said building’s structure, planners determined that the historical structure was in a poor state.Save this picture!Courtesy of Gautschi Lenzin Schenker ArchitectsThe committee for urban design and the committee of preservation of historical buildings in the county agreed that a new building is the appropriate solution.The design was based on the idea that the new building should continue to be part of the existing ensemble, which was a set of three attached houses.Save this picture!Courtesy of Gautschi Lenzin Schenker ArchitectsThe characteristics of the ensemble is the horizontal arrangement, the sectioning into three parts; base, middle and roof section and the mural openings in the façade with standing window formats. The typologies were included and interpreted in a contemporary fashion. The structuring of the building happens through outward shifted offsets.Save this picture!Courtesy of Gautschi Lenzin Schenker ArchitectsThe façade made of insulation concrete, a material of one substance only, offers a constructive analogy toward the existing buildings. Untreated timber windows and slender pull out blinds complement this reserved, high quality and noble appearance.Save this picture!Courtesy of Gautschi Lenzin Schenker ArchitectsThe lower ground which receives light via skylights, and the ground floor will be used for gastronomy. The upper floors can easily be sectioned and will therefore be used for commercial purposes. The top floors contain two apartments.Save this picture!Courtesy of Gautschi Lenzin Schenker ArchitectsProject gallerySee allShow lessKeys to Implement BIM in Your Architecture OfficeArticlesHabitation Mathieu / Crahay & JamaigneSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Bahnhofstrasse, 5000 Aarau, SwitzerlandLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share 2017 Architects: Gautschi Lenzin Schenker Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project Bahnhofstrasse Aarau Building Refurbishment / Gautschi Lenzin Schenker ArchitectsSave this projectSaveBahnhofstrasse Aarau Building Refurbishment / Gautschi Lenzin Schenker Architects Bahnhofstrasse Aarau Building Refurbishment / Gautschi Lenzin Schenker Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/896526/bahnhofstrasse-aarau-building-refurbishment-gautschi-lenzin-schenker-architects Clipboard Year:  ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/896526/bahnhofstrasse-aarau-building-refurbishment-gautschi-lenzin-schenker-architects Clipboard CopyApartments•Aarau, Switzerland Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Projects Manufacturers: KEIM, Hunziker Schreinerei, Kästli Storen, Liapor, Kästli, Nuprotec, Semadeni Glasbetonbau Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Save this picture!Courtesy of Gautschi Lenzin Schenker Architects+ 23Curated by María Francisca González Share Apartments Switzerland “COPY” CopyAbout this officeGautschi Lenzin Schenker ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsAarauSwitzerlandPublished on July 22, 2018Cite: “Bahnhofstrasse Aarau Building Refurbishment / Gautschi Lenzin Schenker Architects” 22 Jul 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalSinkshansgroheBasin FaucetsPaintSTAC BONDComposite Panel Finishes – MetallicsConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 70 ADUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Hinged Door | AlbaWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BlockGreen FacadesSempergreenLiving Wall – SemperGreenwallMore 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 streamlast_img read more

NHS Charities Together to allocate £65 million in grants to member charities

first_img  465 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis NHS Charities Together has announced £65 million for two new rounds of grants: £30 million through Community Partnership Grants and £35 million through Recovery Grants. The charity, whose membership comprises more than 230 NHS charities across the UK, has allocated the funds to all member charities and is inviting them to apply for funding from its Covid-19 Appeal from 1 September.Community Partnership Grants recognise the profound impact of the pandemic on all communities outside NHS settings such as hospices, community healthcare and social care, and grants will fund projects through public or voluntary sector organisations.Recovery Grants will help tackle the longer term effects of Covid-19 and support hospitals in preparation for any second wave.Ellie Orton, Chief Executive of NHS Charities Together, said:“We are in uncharted territory with this crisis and we don’t know how long it will go on for or what direction it will take. We know we need to focus on the ongoing and long-term impact of Covid-19. We may be easing out of lockdown but the devastating effects on our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing are still very much with us.”Since launching the appeal in March, NHS Charities Together has raised more than £130 million and has already distributed more than £23 million to all members from its first round of Emergency Response Grants.These grants have funded the immediate and practical needs of NHS staff, volunteers and patients such as providing nutritious food and drink, somewhere comfortable to take a break during long shifts, “wobble” rooms and specialised psychological support for staff and patients struggling with stress, trauma and separation from their loved ones, and supplying IT equipment so people can stay in touch with family and friends.  464 total views,  2 views today Tagged with: COVID-19 NHS AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement Melanie May | 29 July 2020 | News 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. NHS Charities Together to allocate £65 million in grants to member charitieslast_img read more

On the picket line

first_imgTarget to pay millions for racist background checksIn a victory for a select group of jobseekers, Target Corp. is being forced to get rid of its racist criminal background checks. As part of a class action lawsuit won by the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Target will pay a total of $3.4 million to individuals and donate $600,000 to five organizations that help people with criminal records find work.According to court documents, 41,000 African-American and Latinx applicants with records were denied jobs between May 2008 and December 2016. Applicants expressed frustration with the broken criminal justice system — disqualification because of misdemeanor convictions going back 10 years, conditional offers turned down based on decades-old drug convictions, and more.The settlement, filed April 5, will now allow those applicants to be eligible for priority hiring or interviewing, with restitution for each one of up to $1,000. Consultants will recommend changes to Target’s background check guidelines, reducing the list of convictions that bar workers from jobs and allowing jobseekers to appeal. (Minnesota Star Tribune, April 5)This settlement has massive ramifications. With 1,800 stores, Target’s new hiring practices will allow access to thousands of steady, stable jobs. In order for jobs in the U.S. to be a human right — as they are in Revolutionary Cuba — all barriers need to be removed. La lucha continua!Disney reneges on bonus, promotes austerityThe Walt Disney Co., with revenues of $55 billion in 2017, employs about 125,000 people at its entertainment centers in California and Florida. Earlier this year Disney said it would share its reward from tax cuts — a $1.6 billion windfall last quarter — so that each nonmanagement worker would receive a $1,000 bonus. (NPR, Feb. 22)The caveat? Disney demanded that its unionized workers who were negotiating contracts — represented by 11 unions at Disneyland in California and by the Service Trades Council coalition at Disney World in Orlando — agree to an austerity contract that both groups had already rejected. Calling this illegal, the unions promptly filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board.The California unions are calling on Disneyland to raise the base wage to $20 an hour after a survey of 5,000 workers found that many were hard-pressed to pay for food and medical expenses and that 11 percent had experienced homelessness in the past two years. The 125-page report, “Working for the Mouse,” showed that more than half of Disneyland workers make less than $15 an hour, and some live in cars or motels. (ocregister.com, March 7)Meanwhile, on April 4, hundreds of hospitality and housekeeping Disney World workers, custodians, ride operators and cast members marched to Disney Springs, an outdoor shopping and entertainment complex, and handed out signs stamped “End Disney Poverty.” As one worker said, “Disney wants you to make magic for the guests, but they don’t give magic to the cast members.” (Shadowproof, April 4)JetBlue crewmembers vote unionThe push to unionize nearly 5,000 JetBlue flight attendants took off April 17 with a 2 to 1 vote in favor of joining the Transport Workers Union. Obviously, the workers didn’t buy the company’s anti-union, anti-worker tactics — like offering flyers $25 to report attendants who use cell phones during a flight or violate company regulations.TWU plans to start contract bargaining “immediately,” according to a statement by TWU President John Samuelsen: “This historic victory is yet another example of the tide turning in America as workers collectively fight back to defend their livelihoods.” He added: “The number of working women and men in unions increased last year — for the first time in decades. The JetBlue vote is a strong sign that the upward trend is continuing this year.”D.C. workers vow to fight wage theftMore than 200 workers and their supporters joined the fightback against wage theft at an April 10 town hall in southwest Washington, D.C. The meeting, sponsored by the many local labor and community organizations in DC Just Pay Coalition, announced the release of a new report, “Making Our Laws Real,” on how rampant wage theft, combined with lax enforcement of labor laws, cost workers across the U.S. more than $15 billion last year.“I worked three different retail jobs in D.C. and my wages were stolen in one way or another in each one,” said Project Retail member Kristi. Jaime Cruz of Trabajadores Unidos DC noted: “Because of bureaucratic barriers and delays, workers have to turn to community groups like ours to seek justice. We need to end the wage theft epidemic.” (dc.labor.org, April 12)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Indiana Corn 45% Planted Before the Rains Came

first_img SHARE SHARE By Gary Truitt – May 1, 2017 Indiana Corn 45% Planted Before the Rains Came Farmers made significant progress with corn and soybean plantings before heavy rainfall halted fieldwork, according to Greg Matli, Indiana State Statistician for the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Strong storm systems moved across the state bringing locally heavy rainfall, wind, and hail which saturated fields. The statewide average temperature was 60.3 degrees, 4.9 degrees above normal. Statewide precipitation was 2.32 inches, above average by 1.46 inches. There were 3.8 days available for fieldwork for the week ending April 30, down 0.3 days from the previous week.Statewide 45% of Indiana corn ha been planted with 10% emerged. Regionally, corn was 31% planted in the North, 54% in Central, and 54% in the South. Corn emerged was 3% complete in the North, 8% in Central, and 30% in the South. Soybeans were 9% planted in the North, 19% in Central, and 20% in the South.Winter wheat was 50% jointed in the North, 70% in Central, and 89% in the South. Winter wheat headed was 6% complete in the North, 15% in Central, and 69% in the South.Soybean planting in Indiana was rated at 16$ complete. Spring plantings for both corn and soybeans are ahead of schedule, despite the rains. Some farmers are concerned that the increased rainfall coupled with cooler temperatures will slow germination and emergence for the recently planted crops. Many low-lying areas have ponded and may need to be replanted. The state’s winter wheat crop appears to have withstood the weekend storms very well, with 71% of the crop in good to excellent condition. There were some reports of lodging in the wheat fields, but it does not appear to be widespread. The wet and cool weather over the weekend has also slowed pasture and hay growth for much of the state. Mint plantings were wrapping up. Livestock were reported to be in good condition, with calving progressing nicely. Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Corn 45% Planted Before the Rains Came Previous articleHeavy Rains Not Hurting Eastern Indiana CropsNext articleClosing Comments Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

TCU opens its doors to Rice in wake of Hurricane Harvey

first_imgLinkedin Twitter + posts Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Linkedin ReddIt Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Previous articleHarvey Coverage by TCU 360Next articleSazon Studio and Gallery Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Rice’s Brent Hotard (8) celebrates with teammates after Rice blocked a field goal attempt by Purdue on the final play of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, in Houston. Rice won 24-22. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) printTCU is lending a helping hand to another in-state football program, Rice University, by giving them refuge from the trauma of Hurricane Harvey.The Horned Frogs will share their facilities with the Rice football team this week, according to a press release from the university. The Owls were in Australia for a game against Stanford when Harvey hit Houston. Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Twitter ReddIt Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Facebook Garrett Podell Facebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history “I called them last night and said do you need any help, we’re here to help you,” TCU athletic director Chris Del Conte said.“That was before they got on the plane for Australia and when they landed in Los Angeles they told me they were coming to Fort Worth.” The team is en route from Los Angeles as they make their way back to Texas Monday afternoon.“There is a strong brotherhood in the coaching world and it is never more evident than at times like these,” Rice football head coach David Bailiff said. “While we would love to be coming home today, our first responsibility is the safety of these players.”TCU athletic director Chris Del Conte, who served as the athletic director at Rice from 2006-2009, said it’s all about relationships. Bailiff served as the defensive line coach and defensive coordinator under Gary Patterson from 2001-2003, and Del Conte Hired Bailiff to be the head football coach at Rice in 2007. “David Bailiff used to be Gary’s [Patterson’s] assistant years ago, they’re great friends, and I hired him to be the head coach at Rice,” Del Conte said. “In Texas when someone needs a helping hand, you give a helping hand. That’s what great about this state and this country.” Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier TCU has an indoor practice facility as well as outdoor practice fields for the Owls to utilize while they’re in Fort Worth.“We are grateful for the overwhelming outreach and support from our friends in the college athletics community,” Rice Athletics Director Joe Karlgaard said. “The terrific people at Anthony Travel, United Airlines, TCU and Baylor in particular have helped out football and volleyball programs stay safe while we wait to return to Houston.”Rice’s campus is shut down through Tuesday, but it’s unclear when the team will head home. Harvey has been downgraded to a tropical storm, but Houston and many South Texas areas are still coping with significant property damage and flooding. Bailiff said going home too soon could only make things worse.“We learned some lessons in 2008 (when the Owls were at Vanderbilt when Hurricane Ike struck Houston) about coming home too soon,” Bailiff said.Owls head coach David Bailiff said Baylor, SMU and UTEP also offered to help the team this week with whatever they needed.Del Conte said the Horned Frogs also offered the same invitation to the University of Houston earlier in the week, but they chose to go to Austin and the University of Texas. TCU hosts Jackson State in its season opener Saturday at 7 p.m. CT. Rice does not have a game this week. The Owls’ next game is at UTEP Sept. 9. The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive yearslast_img read more

Invest in PUSD Kids (IIPK) Wins Victory in Campaign for Public Schools

first_img Subscribe Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Education Invest in PUSD Kids (IIPK) Wins Victory in Campaign for Public Schools From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, October 4, 2012 | 5:49 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Invest in PUSD Kids, a grassroots community group of public school supporters, has won a major victory in its three-year long campaign to get the City of Pasadena to embrace its public schools.Last week, Pasadena City Manager Michael Beck told IIPK that he will propose the following language as part of the updated General Plan: “Pasadena is committed to community planning that supports vibrant educational resources responsive to the broad needs of our diverse community. Quality public schools are a shared community responsibility.”“We’re thrilled with this news,” said Steve Cole, president of IIPK, whose children attend PUSD school, Longfellow Elementary. “This shows that grassroots efforts can make a difference when we are well-organized and have a compelling message. I think more and more people understand that we can’t have a strong city unless we have strong public schools.”IIPK has waged a three-year campaign to incorporate that language to the General Plan so that public education will be considered a priority in the City government’s policies. The Pasadena City Council is expected to vote on the revised General Plan in December of this year.Every city in California has a General Plan, a blueprint to guide the future. Pasadena’s General Plan has long included sections on traffic, land use, housing, historic preservation, and other topics, but not public education. Key provisions of the General Plan are called â€œguiding principles.”For the past three years, IIPK has mobilized its members and supporters to attend community meetings and forums sponsored by the City Council and the Planning Department to discuss revisions to the General Plan, urging city officials to add an “eighth guiding principle” that focuses on the importance of high quality public schools as part of a healthy, vibrant city. City staff initially resisted the idea of adding a provision on public schools, but IIPK organized meetings with members of the City Council and with City Manager Beck to make their case. As part of its campaign, IIPK gained the support of a number of key community organizations and civic leaders for the eighth guiding principle.“This is an important victory, but we still need to make sure that the City Council votes in favor of this language when they approve the General Plan,” said Nora Schneir, IIPK’s treasurer, whose child attends Eliot Middle School in PUSD. “Then we need to keep working to increase the involvement of the wider community – not only the local governments, but also the business community and the many cultural and nonprofit groups in our area – in the public schools.”Invest in PUSD Kids is a local Pasadena non-profit that was formed in 2007 by PUSD parents to give a greater voice to the public school constituency in Pasadena. IIPK believes that strong public schools are the basis of a strong and prosperous community.Since its inception, IIPK has grown to have a major influence on local public school politics. It organized an 800 person march in 2008 to draw attention to cuts in public school funding, organized candidate forums for local elections, was the driving force behind the Measure CC school parcel tax campaign, has held numerous conversations with local elected officials to discuss public schools, started the Buy-In PUSD program for local businesses to contribute to public schools, and has been instrumental in the formation of a “Community Schools” pilot program at Madison and Jackson Elementary schools. More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News center_img 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? 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Housing Market Set for a Boom

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Housing Market Set for a Boom Tagged with: Economy Recession Sales The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago October 31, 2019 1,199 Views Housing Market Set for a Boom Previous: Debt and the Widening Black Homeownership Gap Next: CoreLogic Integrates with Digital Lending Platform Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Homebuilder activity has started to pick back up, now at record high levels, according to Alpha Stock Alert Research Analyst Clint Lee on Banyan Hill. Housing starts still have yet to return to their long-term average, most recently reported at 1.3 million units. Meanwhile, Freddie Mac states that the U.S. faces a housing shortfall of up to 4 million units, though builder confidence has hit new highs.“And the problem will only worsen as the millennial generation starts to reach the peak age of first-time homebuyers, which is typically early 30s,” Hill said. “Fortunately, homebuilding activity has picked up. New home sales are now at their highest level since 2007.”In BuildFax’s September Housing Health Report, Jonathan Kanarek, COO, BuildFax noted that the housing market is beating expectations, even with the threat of recession.“Amidst concerns of a recession, it’s promising to see the housing market responding to the impact of mortgage rate decreases and other positive moves in the market,” he added. “If housing continues showing the promise of growth, or even a leveling off, this activity has the potential to stimulate the larger economy.”Also aiding to the rally is the reported progress being made in trade negotiations between the U.S. and China.“Of the S&P 500 companies that have reported over the last month, just 32 mention recession on their calls,” said Nick Mazing of Sentieo in the CNBC report.Recent economic recovery has slowed talk of a recession, but Duke Professor Campbell Harvey, an expert on the yield curve, warned that the yield curve’s un-inversion in recent week should not be considered a “all clear” sign.A recession may still be on the horizon, he told Business Insider. A negative spread between the three-month and 10-year Treasury yields—known as a yield-curve inversion—has precluded each of the seven economic recessions since 1950. 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. Economy Recession Sales 2019-10-31 Seth Welborn Subscribe The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News About Author: Seth Welborn Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more

UT Administration Of J&K Grants Rs. 1 Crore Towards Welfare Of Needy Advocates

first_imgNews UpdatesUT Administration Of J&K Grants Rs. 1 Crore Towards Welfare Of Needy Advocates LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK23 April 2020 4:32 AMShare This – xThe Administration of the UT of Jammu and Kashmir has announced a financial grant of Rs. 1 Crore towards the welfare of Advocates in distress amid the lockdown. Many High Courts and Bar Councils have been taking steps to aid the needy lawyers, whose survival has come under threat due to loss of court work. However, the Government of UT of J&K has become the first government in…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Administration of the UT of Jammu and Kashmir has announced a financial grant of Rs. 1 Crore towards the welfare of Advocates in distress amid the lockdown. Many High Courts and Bar Councils have been taking steps to aid the needy lawyers, whose survival has come under threat due to loss of court work. However, the Government of UT of J&K has become the first government in India to take steps in this direction. Announcing the decision of the Government to provide financial grant to needy lawyers, the Department of Information and Public Relations of J&K on Wednesday took to twitter, intimating that the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, GC Murmu, has handed over a cheque of Rs 1 crore to the Registrar General of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court. Delete LG, G C Murmu handed over a cheque of Rs 1cr to Jawad Ahmad, Registrar General, J&K High Court. J&K has become the first in the country to extend financial relief to financially distressed, young Advocates whose livelihoods have been hit due to ongoing #COVIDー19 lockdown. pic.twitter.com/roDKaaoC0g— DIPR-J&K (@diprjk) April 22, 2020 On a related note, the Uttar Pradesh Government also maintains a dedicated fund for the welfare of Advocates. However, in the absence of a disbursement scheme, the state has been unable to release any funds. Taking note of the same, the Allahabad High Court has directed the Trustees’ Committee to convene a meeting at the earliest so as to devise a scheme to provide assistance to the needy Advocates, who are deleteriously affected due to COVID-19 lockdown. Recently, in the context to providing financial assistance to needy Advocates during lockdown, the Rajasthan High Court held that providing compensation or any financial assistance to any particular segment of the Society is a “matter of policy” which is to be considered by the State Government after taking into account all relevant aspects subject to resources available with them. In Madhya Pradesh, the State Government has sought time to respond on a PIL filed by an association of lawyers, seeking financial assistance for Advocates in need, their staff and other employees of the Bar Association. Meanwhile, the Kerala High Court of Kerala has asked the Central Government if it is possible to grant relaxations for advocates from the lockdown. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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