NLRC pledges support for betting operators amid Covid-19

first_img Nigeria’s National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) has assured sports betting operators in the country that it will look at ways to offer support to sportsbook licensees that see their businesses impacted by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.Sports betting operators around the world have been negatively impacted by the outbreak, with wagering options being severely limited due to the cancellation or postponement of many sporting events.The NLRC said that it would work with the Nigerian government to ensure the sports betting sub-sector of the country’s gambling industry does not suffer any undue setbacks as a result of the pandemic.During a video conference with the NLRC, sports betting licence holders across Nigeria put forward a number of proposals for the government to consider to help safeguard the future of their business.These proposals included a three-year tax holiday or a 50% cut in tax rates, as well as a call to have the government commit to not introduce new taxes until the crisis has ended.“Let me assure everyone that government will do the best it can to protect every business within the industry, we cannot fold our arms and watch our industry with the huge investment therein go down the drain,” NLRC director general Lanre Gbajabiamila said during the call.“I am optimistic that the federal government will not hesitate to give necessary approvals for any form of [assistance] that will ensure your business remains viable, because ours is a very peculiar industry which if properly harnessed would adequately shore up the much-needed [government] revenue.”Operators on the call also raised concerns about unlicensed online operators in Nigeria, something they said had impacted their retail businesses, both before and during the pandemic.Gbajabiamila said the NLRC remains determined to stamp out unlicensed activity in the country, but added that the regulator alone lacks the resources to deal with illegal gambling.He therefore said the regulatory would look to have the country’s Communication Commission, the Nigerian Technological Development Agency and the Central Bank of Nigeria join the fight against these operators.It comes after a long-running debate over what consitutes an illegal operator threatened to resume, after the Lagos State Lottery Board (LSLB) blacklisted a number of NLRC licensees.The LSLB had added GabLotto, Give ‘n’ take, MLotto, WesternLotto, WescoLotto, Chopbarh, Betbiga, Betwinner, Bet24hrs and Truthware Solutions, operator of the Zoomlifestyle lottery, to its blacklist. However, all the companies hold federal licences, which the NLRC said precluded the LSLB from blocking their operations in the state.The state lottery board, formed before the national regulator, previously cracked down on operators licensed at a federal level, demanding these businesses secure an LSLB licence in order to continue targeting players in the state. This ultimately led to Lagos States’ then-governor Akinwunmi Ambode stepping in to mediate between the parties, in May 2019. Topics: Finance Sports betting Regions: Africa Western Africa Nigeria 18th May 2020 | By contenteditor Nigeria’s National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) has assured sports betting operators in the country that the national government will continue to provide support to help businesses remain viable drying the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Subscribe to the iGaming newslettercenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Finance NLRC pledges support for betting operators amid Covid-19 Email Addresslast_img read more

Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ug) 2014 Presentation

first_imgNation Media Group Limited (NMG.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Paper & Packaging sector has released it’s 2014 presentation For more information about Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ug)  2014 presentation Company ProfileNation Media Group (NMG) Limited operates as an independent media house in East and Central Africa. Through its subsidiaries, NMG publishes, prints and distributes a variety of newspapers, magazines and online publications as well as manages radio and television broadcasting operations in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. It also provides courier and third-party printing services. Group publications include The EastAfrican, Daily Nation, Sunday Nation, Business Daily Africa, Daily Monitor, The Citizen, NMG Investor Briefing, Taifa Leo and Zuka. NMG owns a 76.5% stake in Monitor Publications Limited and 93.3% stake in KFM, a Kampala-based radio station in Uganda. It owns two television stations; NT Uganda and Spark TV and has a 60% stake in Mwananchi Communications Limited in Tanzania. In 2016, NMG commissioned a state-of-the-art printing press in Nairobi which has capacity to print 86 000 newspapers per hour. Nation Media Group Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

With the Lloyds share price so low, should you buy the bank?

first_img Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 16th May, 2020 | More on: LLOY Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Lloyds Banking Group. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! The Lloyds (LSE: LLOY) share price has taken a big hit in 2020. The outlook for the global economy has deteriorated significantly in recent weeks. As such, investor sentiment towards financial institutions such as Lloyds has collapsed.However, while the outlook for the UK economy is uncertain in the short term, Lloyds’ long-term potential remains attractive.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…Lloyds share price on offerThe UK economy has experienced many peaks and troughs over the past few decades. On every occasion, after a significant decline, the economy has recovered.It is likely the same will happen this time around. While it could be months or even years before economic activity returns to pre-crisis levels, the chances of a robust recovery over the long run are high.As the UK’s largest mortgage lender, Lloyds is highly sensitive to UK economic trends. As a result, the company is likely to experience a significant amount of volatility in the near term. It’s already reported a 95% drop in first-quarter profits due to rising provisions for bad loans.However, when the economic recovery starts to take hold, the Lloyds share price could surge as profits recover.Rising profits should drive improved investor sentiment. This may help push the share price higher.Indeed, it looks as if the Lloyds share price offers a wide margin of safety at current levels. Shares in the lender have fallen around 50% this year. Following this decline, the stock is trading at a price-to-book (P/B) value of 0.4. That’s around half of its historical average.These figures imply that over the long run, the Lloyds share price could rise by 100% from current levels as economic activity returns to historical levels, and investor sentiment improves.In the meantime, the bank is well capitalised to withstand coronavirus uncertainty.According to its most recent trading update, Lloyds’ CET1 ratio — a core measure of liquidity — “remains strong” at 14.2%. That’s better than many of its peers and suggests the group has lots of financial headroom to weather losses stemming from coronavirus. It has already taken £1.4bn of charges against loans going bad as a result of the economic downturn.Long-term buyIt is unlikely Lloyds will see a substantial improvement in its profits over the next few quarters. It could be at least a year before the UK economy begins to stabilise.But over the medium term, the lender may see profits return to historical levels. And as long as losses from the crisis don’t eat all of its capital, the bank could return to its position as one of the FTSE 100’s top income stocks. The fact that management believes Lloyds’ capital ratio “remains strong” despite recent losses suggests that this is highly likely.Therefore, now could be a good time for long-term investors to buy-in to the Lloyds share price. The stock faces an uncertain outlook in the near term, but the UK’s largest mortgage lender could produce strong returns over the next decade. With the Lloyds share price so low, should you buy the bank? Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. 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Blue Darters, Mustangs advance to regional semifinals with big wins

first_img TAGSApopka Blue DartersWekiva Mustangs Previous articleThe United Republic of ApopkaNext articleRemove the clutter in your life and let God lead Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR November 13, 2017 at 5:23 pm November 11, 2017 at 8:32 pm Reply Mama Mia Mama Mia 11 COMMENTS November 12, 2017 at 3:45 pm I slept in really late this morning, and was enjoying my ZZZZZZZZs. I rarely sleep in late, usually up so early. The way the time has changed, it seems like the night time goes on forever. Mama Mia The Anatomy of Fear Mama Mia Mama Mia Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate November 12, 2017 at 3:55 pm Reply Reply Mama Mia Reply Mama Mia Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You might be wondering why I bring this stuff up. Well, it all came back to me, and made me annoyed once again, because this time, not too long ago, I had another imaging test done, and paid the co-pay, and guess what? Here came a check in the mail back to me, and said that it was a refund. I thought well great, they finally must have gotten it right. I deposited the check into our account, and forgot about it. Well I want you to know that I got a call from the medical imaging center, and the lady left me a voice message, that the check had bounced, they were sorry, and they were going to send me another check, plus twenty dollars to cover the bank fee, that the bank charges for non-sufficient funds deposited. I couldn’t believe that a very large medical imaging center would bounce a check written to their customers! This place who shall go unnamed, has volumes and volumes of people passing through there daily. Then I got a letter from the bank, that the check bounced and to adjust my account accordingly. Just ridiculous. I don’t know how the medical imaging center came up with the fee the bank charged, as all banks don’t charge the same fees??? So I am looking for the next check to come in the mail…..LOL wondering about if it will bounce too. So ridiculous. Reply Mama Mia Please enter your comment! November 13, 2017 at 5:27 pm Apopka runs past Seminole; Wekiva tramples Lake MaryThe difference a year can make.This time last season, it was black Friday when both the Apopka Blue Darters and the Wekiva Mustangs were shocked in the first round of the 2016 playoffs.But in 2017, there were no surprises.Apopka traveled to Sanford and rolled past the Seminoles 54-21, while Wekiva opened its playoff campaign with an impressive 51-0 victory over the Lake Mary Rams. With the wins, both teams advance to the regional semifinals next Friday.Blue Darters roll past Seminoles 54-21The Apopka Blue Darters used a balanced rushing attack that went over 400 yards and featured two 75-yard touchdown runs to roll the Seminoles 54-21. Jecoryan Davis Hamilton led the way with 203 rushing yards and three touchdowns. Three players (Davis-Hamilton, Cornelius Williams, and Akeem Brown) rushed for over 100 yards, and four different players scored touchdowns on the ground.The Seminoles took the early lead when freshman quarterback Timmy McClain hit junior receiver Juri Sabb on a 50-yard touchdown pass with 6:48 left in the first quarter. The extra point was good and the Seminoles led 7-0.The Blue Darters answered immediately when running back Cornelius William raced 75 yards through Seminole defenders and scored on an electrifying touchdown run. Titus Vandiver’s extra point made it 7-7.Then after a Seminole fumble, the Blue Darters  Jalen Carter scored on a one-yard run to take the lead 14-7 after the extra point by Vandiver.Midway through the second quarter, the Seminoles responded when McClain hit sophomore receiver Zion Jackson to tie the game at 14-14.The Blue Darters again answered just before halftime with a seven-play drive that ended on an Akeem Brown touchdown run and took the lead 21-14 after the Vandiver kick.In the third quarter, sophomore Jecoryan Davis-Hamilton scored on a 12-yard touchdown run to double the Blue Darter lead to 28-14 with 5:38 left in the third quarter, but the Seminoles marched the length of the field and scored on a 1-yard run to cut the lead to 28-21 with 2:42 remaining in the third quarter.They would never get closer.On the very next play, Apopka shocked the Seminoles when Davis-Hamilton went around left tackle and exploded for another 75-yard touchdown run to give Apopka a 34-21 lead after a missed extra point.The Blue Darters blew the game open in the fourth quarter when Hamilton scored again, this time from 20 yards out, and Apopka took a 40-21 lead when the extra point was blocked.Two defensive touchdowns rounded out the scoring for Apopka, and the win improved its record to 8-3. The win gives the Blue Darters a berth into the regional semifinals against undefeated and #1 ranked Winter Park (11-0) after the Wildcats defeated Spruce Creek 42-14 in its opening playoff game. Kickoff is at 7:30 at Winter Park.Wekiva blanks Lake Mary 51-0It was the Brandon Williams show, and it was no contest.The Mustang quarterback ran for 144 yards and three touchdowns while throwing for 148 yards and one touchdown pass as the Mustangs trampled the Rams 51-0.Wekiva employed a strangling defense that didn’t allow Lake Mary to get within 40 yards of the end zone in the first half, while the Mustangs scored touchdowns on its first four possessions.Wekiva took its opening drive 26 yards in three plays when Williams fought through the Rams defense for a 3-yard touchdown run to give Wekiva a 7-0 lead with 10:25 remaining in the first quarter. Four minutes later, Wekiva went 57 yards on six plays and scored on a Williams 12-yard keeper to extend the Mustangs lead to 14-0. Then on its third possession, the Mustangs went 86 yards on nine plays and scored on Williams two-yard touchdown run following a 50-yard keeper. Wekiva took the lead 21-0.Midway through the second quarter, Williams hit senior Miles Anderson on a 10-yard touchdown pass to extend its lead to 28-0.Things didn’t get better for the Rams in the second half as Wekiva’s Jarvis Ware took the second half kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown to extend the lead to 38-0.The victory sets up a regional semifinal matchup next Friday against the Boone Braves, who beat Flagler Palm Coast 38-13. Kickoff is at 7:30 PM at Wekiva High School. Mama Mia November 11, 2017 at 7:57 pmcenter_img Hey, it is almost dark and our household food garbage has not been picked up yet….what gives? You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Saw on Apopka Critic that the other Mayor Land statue has been set up in the KLNP. We went by there and looked at it, and got a photo or two. The shoes look almost real. Mayor Land’s hair also looks great, and the suit also. The artist signed the back of his suit and put the year. The bench also looks nice, plus the plaque too. Very nice. Reply Reply Mama Mia November 12, 2017 at 9:02 pm I have been reading about and watching the undercover video of the abuse of the dairy cows at a dairy farm in Okeechobee, Florida. It is sickening! The workers punched the cows in the face, hit them with rebar iron rods, kicked them, and rammed rebar into their udders at the milking machines. One even took the cow’s tail and doubled it over like trying to break it. Plus the cow’s tail had been docked, meaning over half of it had been cut off. They do that at some dairies. I hope God has a special place set aside in hell for those no-good, sorry bas****s! Too bad I am not the judge! If you watch the video, just listen to the sheriff call the workers, “gentlemen”…….sick! Just got back from the Fall Festival at KLNP. I made some cell phone photos there of the brightly lit neon- colored carnival rides. I love to watch the kids having fun on the rides, and it brings back great memories of when I used to love to go to the Central Florida Fair in Orlando and ride, ride, ride, and scream, scream, scream….!!! I pass on those carnival rides now days. So many vendors had fried Oreos, fried Reese Cups, fried pickles, fried Twinkees, fried you-name-it. I thought I was in Texas, there were so many fried you-name-its….LOL Then I had to leave, as the nighttime air started bothering my toothache, that I am going to have to go see a dentist about. I had to pop open the Orajel tube, as soon as I got back home. This tooth is not filled, but I even have some teeth, that have already been filled, that hurt. It is ridiculous. This one tooth is the worst, and I will have to do something about it. The pits! Maybe it is too many sweets over the years, or maybe it is being raised in places that had well water, or no fluoride in the water systems. I am surprised that issue hasn’t been raised again at the COA, as it used to come up at the old city council meetings of years ago often. They had one doctor that would show up at the city council meetings, and he was firmly against adding fluoride to the city water system, as he claimed it weaken people’s bones, long term. So we have a choice, weakened bones or cavities. Of course, you can always use fluoride toothpaste, but it didn’t help my teeth, apparently. Go figure….. Also I called the insurance when my husband was going to have some tests done, and I inquired about whether everything was in-network or out-of-network, and whether he would need a pre-approval, and I was told that it was all in-network, and approved. However when he got the bill much later, it was a lot of money, and later we found out why…..it was because it was out of network! This is the truth. I am wondering if other people have had this happen, regardless of what insurance company you have, as I am not naming company names. I am otherwise happy with the insurance, but when it comes to getting correct info over the phone, I cannot rely on what their employees tell me. Reply November 12, 2017 at 3:37 pm Happy Veteran’s Day today to each and every one of our veterans. Thank you for your service and dedication to our country. God bless you all, and the USA! Mama Mia Reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply November 13, 2017 at 6:13 pm Okay the garbage truck came at dark and got our garbage. They may be late tomorrow because they can’t get to the dump tonight to empty the load, at least I don’t think so….. Reply November 11, 2017 at 8:04 pm Congratulations to both the Apopka Blue Darters and the Wekiva Mustangs for your victories…#Apopka Proud! November 11, 2017 at 8:46 pm Here is something else that is annoying me beside my toothache…..whenever I plan to go to get any medical imaging test, I always call my insurance, so I will know what co-pay I can expect. So when I had a mammogram once, I called ahead, and they assured me it was covered 100%. When I got there, at the medical imaging place, they said I owed a $ 15.00 co-pay, which is a bargain, but it was not what I was told by the insurance company employee over the phone, who looked it up for me. So I said that I would go ahead and pay, but someone will owe me a refund, and I thought it was the medical imaging place just over collecting. Well, that was a couple of years ago. I never got a refund. So I called again last year and was told the same….no co-payment, it is covered 100% by my insurance. However it was the same story when I went in, and they said I have to pay a $15.00 co-pay. So this time I insisted on talking to insurance company, over the speaker phone, as the desk employee at the imaging center listened on, after he called the provider service number, and over the speaker phone I heard them say a $15.00 co-pay. So why are they telling me no- copay, that it is covered 100%, but when I get to the medical center, it is a different story??? This was two different insurance employees at two different times, different years. Anybody else have this happen? I am not naming names of companies, but just wondering, if anyone else goes through this ordeal? The reason I call ahead to inquire about the co-pays is because I don’t like surprises, and like to know that I will have enough money on hand when I go. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Ternion Villas / Studio Toggle

first_img “COPY” Projects 2020 Lead Architects: Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/942727/ternion-villas-studio-toggle Clipboard Save this picture!© Gijo Paul George+ 30Curated by Hana Abdel Share Photographs:  Gijo Paul George Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: Studio Toggle Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses, Sustainability•Al-Bidea, Kuwait “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/942727/ternion-villas-studio-toggle Clipboard ArchDaily Ternion Villas / Studio ToggleSave this projectSaveTernion Villas / Studio Toggle Manufacturers: GRAPHISOFT, JNF, Profilati EKU Perfection, Wipro Photographs Ternion Villas / Studio Toggle Kuwait Studio Toggle Design Team:Hend Almatrouk, Gijo Paul George, Mani Kuruvila, Abdul Rashid, Dionne Pereira, Ashlon FrankCity:Al-BideaCountry:KuwaitMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Gijo Paul GeorgeRecommended ProductsCorporate ApplicationsMenuInterior Furniture – Vasakronan Arenan and HQCorporate ApplicationsiGuzziniLighting Project and Product Design – The Head Office of the Law Society, Paris / iGuzziniWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEATernion is a composition of three independent villas in Kuwait. Variably stacked prismatic volumes create a porous-pixellated massing achieving a harmonious balance between the opposing ideals of privacy and community. The project encouraged the architects to rethink the modern suburban Arab residential block, usually populated with affluent independent villas. In a society where privacy and weather become the overriding design directives, the norm in residential architecture is to create impenetrable and introverted structures that maximize the climate-controlled built-up area. The brief dictated the creation of three independent villas with private gardens and private swimming pools, that can be used on a year-round basis.Save this picture!© Gijo Paul GeorgeSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Gijo Paul GeorgeWhile it could not be completely avoided, the architects sought to minimize the use of active climate control by employing passive cooling techniques traditionally part of the vernacular. Combining these with self-shading massing strategies gave the project the direction it needed both spatially and aesthetically. Each villa is centered around a private courtyard featuring a swimming pool as a modern functional interpretation of a traditional ‘Hosh’ with a water feature.Save this picture!© Gijo Paul GeorgeThe social spaces are grouped around this pool and feature longitudinal full-height glazed windows facilitating cross ventilation and evaporative cooling when open. The glazed internal walls afford panoramic views to the garden and pools while shaded from the scorching sun by cantilevered volumes mitigating the heat gain. This results in a composition of variably stacked prismatic volumes creating a pixelated / porous massing that endeavors to achieve a harmonious balance between the opposing ideals of privacy and community.Save this picture!© Gijo Paul GeorgeSave this picture!Section CCSave this picture!© Gijo Paul GeorgeThe architecture of the three villas is to be read as a whole, composed of a series of hierarchical social spaces, organized based on their varying degrees of openness and privacy. These range from fully enclosed, private, and silent gardens to vast terraces, opening up to the streetscape and the vistas beyond. The inhabitable volumes are organized around these social spaces, defined by their function and need for transparency. These monolithic volumes, by virtue of their compositions, act as frames, shields or cantilevers, providing shade from the sun, protection from the desert wind, and frames the endless views towards the sea from multiple vantage points.Save this picture!© Gijo Paul GeorgeUsable terraces, covered porticos, hidden nooks, viewing platforms are all part of a selection of multi-use spaces generated by modulating the massing. The expressive volumes of the three villas reach out to each other creating a streamlined street interface, thereby forging a unified identity for the development. Ternion, thus, is an experiment in modern Arabic residential architecture, that respects the privacy and exclusivity dictated by the social norms without compromising on the joys of community.Save this picture!© Gijo Paul GeorgeProject gallerySee allShow lessMango House / Estudio Santa RitaSelected ProjectsRhike Park, Music Theatre and Exhibition Hall / Studio FuksasSelected Projects Share Houses Area:  2841 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeStudio ToggleOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSustainabilityOn FacebookAl-BideaKuwaitPublished on July 01, 2020Cite: “Ternion Villas / 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Former footballer Phil Neville supports Wonderful.org’s first Wonderful Week

first_imgFormer footballer Phil Neville supports Wonderful.org’s first Wonderful Week Charity fundraising platform Wonderful.org is celebrating the success of its inaugural fundraising ‘Wonderful Week’, which saw participants throughout the UK clocking up miles for their chosen charities through a mixture of cycling, swimming and running, as well as fundraising through other activities.Former Manchester United and England footballer Phil Neville and his wife Julie fronted the Wonderful Week fundraising campaign, which asked people to support charities by fundraising however they chose between the 2 and 10 September. The week saw Neville and his wife cover a distance of 100 miles through swimming, cycling and running, to raise funds for The Good Life Orphanage in Kenya.Olympic gold medallist Katie Archibald MBE and her Women’s Cycling Team – Team WNT also took part, cycling 1,500 miles to raise funds for The Christie, while Manchester locals Simon Liddiard and Dennis Lloyd completed a 50-mile bike ride from Manchester to Liverpool on Mobikes. The nine-hour ride raised funds for community project Veterans Garage, which supports ex-servicemen and women across the North West.Other activity included founder of Wonderful.org, Kieron James covering 106 miles throughout the week with his family: 50 miles in Paris, 25 miles in London and completion of the world’s biggest half-marathon – The Great North Run, and twin sisters Lucy Cliff and Annie Cliff, and their partners Elliot Green and Ed Fox cycling a combined distance of 450 miles through a combination of bike rides through the Alps, UK and during spin classes, raising money for The Good Life Orphanage in Kenya.Kieron James said:“We’re so grateful of all the support and hard work from everybody who’s got behind The Wonderful Week, and the efforts of every single fundraiser – from every mile cycled to every cake baked. We look forward to many more successful fundraising events, continuing to raise even more money for charities in the future.”  297 total views,  1 views today Advertisement Tagged with: fundraising events Fundraising ideas sport  298 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 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. Melanie May | 3 October 2017 | Newslast_img read more

TCU alumnus competes in renowned fishing tournament

first_imgLive Oak Reading Series opens students’ minds to new ways of writing Hannah Gibsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hannah-gibson/ Linkedin ReddIt TCU students take part in adopting horned frogs Hannah Gibson + posts printOne TCU alumnus’s passion for kayak fishing has led him to take on the Texas tournament scene.Guillermo Gonzalez graduated from TCU in 2013 and competed in the Kayak Angler’s Tournament Series Classic Elite Championship on Sunday Oct. 16.The tournament is one of the largest fishing competitions in the state, attracting anglers from all over Texas who shared a common goal– catch the biggest bass in the lake.The championship was spread out across three lakes. Before the final lake on Sunday, Gonzalez had won two out of the three lakes and had one to go.He claimed tenth place out of the 35 finalists who competed in the championship, allowing him to finish second overall in the entire tournament series.Guillermo Gonzalez and his friend Joseph Sanderson competed in the final round of the Kayak Anglers Tournament Series on Oct. 16.“After winning the first two events of the Classic Elite Series, I couldn’t defend my title as Classic Champion,” Gonzalez said. “I had the bites to finish it, but God had different plans.”Although he did not bring home the KATS championship, Gonzalez says he still had an incredible year.“Recently I’ve been on a pretty hot streak,” Gonzalez said. “I’ve won five out of my last six tournaments [before KATS], and I’m not sure that anyone in Texas, at least in kayak fishing, has ever done that.”However, competition remains stiff, and Gonzalez says he’s only as good as his next tournament.“I have to be careful, and I have to try to stay sharp because I can easily let [recent success] make me complacent,” Gonzalez said.Luckily, the Dallas-Fort Worth area is home to a wide selection of lakes and rivers. Gonzalez says he stays on his toes by practicing at as many different locations as possible.Below is a map of Gonzalez’s favorite spots. He says each location aids in polishing specific skill areas.Gonzalez says he would one day love to take part in national competitions, but will first continue to focus on Texas tournaments.“For the time being, I feel like a good goal is to be the best angler I can be in the current realm that I’m fishing in,” Gonzalez said. Previous articleBluebonnet Place, Blue Zones Project to host free concert in parkNext articleCRES curriculum up for approval Hannah Gibson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Hannah Gibsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hannah-gibson/ Hannah is a junior broadcast journalism major and a studio art minor. She is writing for TCU 360 and will be covering Student Organizations this semester. Trump and Clinton: Where are the campaign signs? ReddItcenter_img Hannah Gibsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hannah-gibson/ Twitter Facebook Facebook Hannah Gibsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hannah-gibson/ Twitter Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Linkedin Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature TCU students give a voice to the voiceless Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more

TCU recognizes faculty excellence at virtual Fall Convocation amid COVID-19

first_imgprintA pandemic couldn’t stop TCU from recognizing faculty excellence and welcoming a new semester at the 2020 Fall Convocation on Tuesday.In a typical year, TCU’s convocation entails faculty members in large purple robes and a large community gathering, but this year’s event was moved to a virtual format due to COVID-19. Chancellor Victor Boschini and Provost Teresa Dahlberg recognized faculty excellence during the ceremony. “I commend all of our faculty and staff today for the extraordinary work done to stay connected to our students and ensure academic excellence,” Boschini said. The Deans’ Awards recognized excellence in research and creativity in teaching. Boschini named the following award recipients, each receiving a $2,500 award:Dr. Greg Friedman, the chair and professor of the mathematics department in the College of Science & EngineeringDr. William Gibbons, an associate professor of musicology in the College of Fine ArtsDr. Abbie Shipp, the chair and professor of the management & leadership department in the Neeley School of BusinessThe Deans’ teaching awards recognized three individuals who were voted on by their peers for excellence in teaching. Each recipient also received a $2,500 award:Jean Marie Brown, an assistant professor of professional practice and the director of student media in the Bob Schieffer College of CommunicationDr. Cynthia Savage, an associate professor of professional practice and the associate dean of undergraduate studies in the College of EducationDr. Carol Thompson, a professor of sociology and anthropology in the AddRan College of Liberal ArtsBoschini awarded the $3,000 Wassenich Award for mentoring in the TCU community to the department chair of biology, Dr. Giri Akkaraju.The awards continued as the chancellor named Adam McKinney, an assistant professor of dance, the 2020 recipient for the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award. McKinney, who received a $5,000 cash award, was recognized for his work in addressing racial injustice in the community. In addition to the distinguished faculty awards, Provost Dahlberg welcomed 38 new full-time faculty members to the university. New academic deans were also welcomed: Dr. Sonja Watson, the dean of AddRan College of Liberal Arts; Dr. Frank Hernandez, the dean of the College of Education; and Tracy Hull, the dean of the Mary Couts Burnett Library.Dr. Babette Bohn, a professor of art history, received Boschini’s 2020 Distinguished Achievement Award as a Creative Teacher & Scholar. Bohn received a cash award of $25,000 for the honor.Boschini commended Bohn on her “exemplary” work as both a creative teacher and scholar for the university. Bohn has taught 23 courses during her time at TCU.“If we were in person, I’d ask you to join me in a round of applause for this distinguished group,” Dahlberg said. “Instead we’ll applause from wherever we are.” What we’re reading: Justice Ginsburg becomes first woman to lie in state at U.S. Capitol, Fort Worth woman files complaint against Whataburger over BLM mask Facebook Collin Pittmannhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/collin-pittmann/ Linkedin Twitter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Previous articleTCU News Now 9/16/2020Next articleAll-woman team of student body officers makes TCU history Collin Pittmann RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Twitter Collin Pittmannhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/collin-pittmann/ Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Facebookcenter_img Linkedin Collin Pittmannhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/collin-pittmann/ Collin Pittmannhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/collin-pittmann/ Showstopper: Regional theaters hit hard by COVID-19 Post office deals with increase in packages + posts ReddIt Chancellor Boschini spoke at the convocation. What we’re reading: COVID-19 hospitalizations hit new high, Republicans gain ground in Senate TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Collin Pittmann last_img read more

50 Jubilee for Ballincurra priest

first_imgNewsCommunity50 Jubilee for Ballincurra priestBy Guest Writer – June 25, 2013 773 Caherdavin ChurchFr Noel Keane, who was ordained 50 years ago, will celebrate his Golden Jubilee of priesthood at  Christ the King Church in Caherdavin this Satuday at 6pm. Fr Keane, from Ballinacurra Weston, was ordained in 1963 and spend time in Kenya and the UK. TAGSFr Noel KeaneMusic Limerick WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleLimerick woman president of Swim IrelandNext article€86k grant for Hospital playground Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email Advertisement Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Twittercenter_img Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Print Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ New Music: 40Hurtzlast_img read more

Fountain to be restored to former glory

first_imgNewsPoliticsFountain to be restored to former gloryBy Alan Jacques – November 26, 2018 926 Facebook Linkedin Thefts of catalytic converters on the rise #crimeprevention Previous articleFixing a date proves too much for councillorsNext articleCircling falls in Cloud Study Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsAppcenter_img Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Print Email TAGSLimerick Citylocal newsNewspolitics Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat The Wild Geese monument at Merchant’s QuayLIMERICK City and County Council have agreed to bring the ‘Wild Geese’ fountain, located at the back of City Hall on Merchant’s Quay, back to its “former glory” next year.Independent councillor John Gilligan had a motion before this month’s Metropolitan District meeting calling for a Council official to be appointed to have the monument repaired.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The fountain beneath the Wild Geese sculpture has been repaired on numerous occasions and Cllr Gilligan took issue with some of the repair works on the fountain.“The fountain should be repaired and brought back up to standard. There was beautiful intricate bullrushes and flowers on the fountain but these details have been lost in the repairs. It looks like a first year welder apprentice went at it,” the City North representative declared.The Wild Geese monument, sculptured by William H. Turner, was a gift from the government of Spokane in Washington, USA to honour the families that were forced to flee Limerick following the siege.Former Mayor Kieran O’Hanlon (FF), who visited Spokane two years ago, said the monument’s current state was “offensive” to the people in this eastern Washington city.“This means an awful lot to the people of Spokane. It shouldn’t be allowed deteriorate to such a bad state,” he told the council executive.Seconding Cllr Gilligan’s motion, Fine Gael councillor Elenora Hogan said the fountain should be moved to a more prominent position.“It is pathetic where it is. It needs to be restored to its former glory,” she said.Sinn Fein councillor John Costello urged the Council to employ a conservation officer to oversee the maintenance and upkeep of all Limerick’s monuments.Head of Property Services, Jane Leahy told council members that bringing the fountain back to its former glory would be a priority for 2019.“We’re working on it,” she added. Limerick on Covid watch list Vicky calls for right to die with dignitylast_img read more