William Hill eyes Iowa launch with Prairie Meadows deal

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Sports betting William Hill has entered into a new partnership with Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino in Iowa in anticipation of the state passing laws to legalise sports betting.The bookmaker will serve as the casino’s official sportsbook operator, subject to the passage of regulations in the state. William Hill will operate an 8,600 square foot sportsbook within the casino, near its existing racing centre. The facility will feature video wall technology for viewing sporting events and live betting odds, in addition to a new bar area. However, work on the sportsbook will not begin until Iowa moves to regulate sports betting, with both William Hill and Prairie Meadows hopeful that legislation will pass in 2019. “We are excited about the prospect of sports betting in Iowa and are thrilled to partner with Prairie Meadows to be ready for the day when sports betting is legal in the state,” William Hill US CEO Joe Asher said. Brad Rhines, senior vice-president and chief strategic officer at Prairie Meadows, added: “Once the legislative process is complete, this innovative partnership will provide many fun and unique sports betting options for our guests.” Last year, Republican Jake Highfill introduced a bill to legalise sports betting at casinos and racetracks in the state, pending a ruling by the US Supreme Court on PASPA. This ruling eventually came in mid-May, with the Supreme Court opting to repeal PASPA and allow states across the US to begin legalising sports betting. However, Iowa’s legislature had already adjourned without passing Bill HF2448 and the state was forced to wait until the next session. This year’s session began on January 14 and bills can be submitted to the Legislative Services Agency from February 15. HF2448 would have allowed betting on both professional and collegiate sports in person and via electronic platforms, with casino sports betting licences priced at $25,000 (£19,400/€22,000), plus a $15,000 renewal fee each year. Licensees would also face a tax of 22% on gross annual sports betting revenue. William Hill had already positioned itself for expansion into Iowa and a number of other states when it struck a wide-ranging partnership with Eldorado Resorts in September last year. The bookmaker agreed to serve as the Eldorado’s exclusive partner in the provision of digital and land-based sports betting services as well as online gaming. At the time, the two companies named Iowa as one of several markets covered by the market access agreement.Image: Max Pixel Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter William Hill eyes Iowa launch with Prairie Meadows deal William Hill has entered into a new partnership with Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino in Iowa in anticipation of the state passing laws to legalise sports bettingcenter_img Email Address Regions: US Iowa Topics: Sports betting 17th January 2019 | By contenteditorlast_img read more

Turnall Holdings Limited (TURN.zw) 2019 Abridged Report

first_imgTurnall Holdings Limited (TURN.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.results for the full year.For more information about Turnall Holdings Limited (TURN.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Turnall Holdings Limited (TURN.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Turnall Holdings Limited (TURN.zw)  2019 abridged results.results for the full year.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Company ProfileTurnall Holdings Limited produces and markets materials for the building and construction industry in Zimbabwe. The company operates in a number of segments; building products which includes ceiling boards and roofing sheets, partitioning and fascia boards, flat sheets and ceiling molds; piping products which includes water and sewer reticulation pipes; and concrete products which includes roof tiles. The company also produces a line extension range that includes Turnallware flowerpots and garden décor product, Nutech non-asbestos sheets and Spanish pavers. The fiber cement division targets the low-income housing sector, local authorities and municipalities through two divisions; Turnall Building Products and Turnall Piping Products. Turnall Holdings Limited has distribution outlets in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Mozambique, Zambia and Malawi. Turnall Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Why I’m tempted to buy this turnaround FTSE share right now

first_imgWhy I’m tempted to buy this turnaround FTSE share right now See all posts by Kevin Godbold Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Enter Your Email Address For many years, it was a good idea to hold shares in Dignity (LSE: DTY), the UK’s only listed funeral-related services provider. The company was powering ahead in what looked like a defensive, cash-generating sector. And it was buying up smaller rival funeral service businesses at speed.Why this FTSE share crashedThen, in 2017, the firm surprised the market with a profit warning. It seems the lucrative niche occupied by Dignity had broken. Customers had parted with the traditions of decades and started shopping around for funeral service providers. And a great many related companies, old and new, were vying for the business.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…The outcome was severe downwards pressure on Dignity’s selling prices. And the big problem was the firm had racked up a considerable amount of debt used to help fund its buying spree.Almost overnight, it seems, the business model had fallen apart. The torrent of strong and stable cash flow was diminishing. And the economics of the business began to look precarious. It almost goes without saying the effect on the share price was devastating. Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! Kevin Godbold | Wednesday, 17th March, 2021 | More on: DTY The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar Image source: Getty Images. Fast-forward almost four years. Today, the firm released its full-year report covering 2020. I find that fact to be encouraging in itself because at least the company still exists. And since those hairy, scary events of 2017, the company’s been turning itself around. It moved from losses in 2018 to underlying profits every year since.2020 was difficult for Dignity because of the pandemic. The UK death toll rose by 14% compared to the previous year. But the company faced additional costs and reduced trading opportunities because of the lockdowns. For a long time, large funeral gatherings were banned.Weak earnings, strong cash flowIn terms of the underlying figures, revenue rose by 4% but earnings per share plunged by 23% compared to the prior year. However, cash from operations increased by 6% during the year. And that seems like a chink of light suggesting the downtrend in cash flow may have stabilised. The five-year financial record appears to back up that assumption.The directors described the operating performance of the business as “robust”, despite the pandemic. And chairman Clive Whiley said in the report work continued on various projects aimed at enabling the business to self-heal, “without recourse to dilutive funding initiatives.”Meanwhile, with the share price near 650p, the forward-looking earnings multiple is just below 18. However, shareholder dividends have been toast since 2018. But despite the lack of income from the stock, I reckon the business might have stabilised.However, the industry is facing regulatory scrutiny that could result in tougher times ahead. And Dignity is still weighed down by a big load of debt as well as being embroiled in a boardroom battle instigated by its largest shareholder. So this stock opportunity still carries a lot of risk for investors. And my positive expectations are far from being a certain future outcome.Nevertheless, I’m tempted to buy a few shares to hold for the long term. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Kevin Godbold has no position in any share 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

Lillibridges, Bergstrom honored as Heroes of Camping

first_img Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Bath, NC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Albany, NY General Convention 2015, Rector Belleville, IL Featured Events Submit an Event Listing The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Rev. Gary Lillibridge, bishop of West Texas, and his wife, Mrs. Catherine Lillibridge, and Canon Peter Bergstrom, outgoing executive director of Episcopal Camps and Conference Centers. Photo: Laura Shaver/Diocese of West Texas[Diocese of San Diego – Salt Lake City] The Rt. Rev. Brian Prior, bishop of Minnesota, June 28 presented the Episcopal Camps and Conference Centers’ Hero of Camping Ministry Award to the Rt. Rev. Gary Lillibridge, bishop of West Texas, and his wife, Mrs. Catherine Lillibridge.And in a delightful twist at the end of his presentation to the Lillibridges, Prior also gave Canon Peter Bergstrom a Hero of Camping Ministry Award. Bergstrom retires this year as executive director of ECCC, an organization that advocates for Episcopal camps and retreat centers throughout the church.Bishop Lillibridge grew up attending Camp Capers, the Episcopal camp in the Diocese of West Texas, which former Presiding Bishop Edmund Browning attended. More recently, the diocese acquired property called Mustang Island at Corpus Christi, which has grown into a retreat spot for Episcopal families. Bishop Lillibridge realized that these retreats and vacations encouraged families in their involvement with and commitment to the Episcopal Church, and to their spiritual growth as a family. The Lillibridges understand that the camp experience helps people move from the fringe of the parish into the center, because camp has been an integral part of their own life experience. Under the bishop’s direction, the diocese allocated significant funds to operate and expand Mustang Island. The diocese also developed a wilderness property in Colorado for teen adventures, Duncan Park. Since 2011 Bishop Lillibridge managed the visionary and advocacy council for ECCC; in that role he worked tirelessly to equip camp and conference center staff to be their own advocates in the greater Episcopal Church.Catherine Lillibridge has been a camper, camp staff, retreat leader, fundraiser and supporter. Her ministry has been a partnership with Bishop Lillibridge throughout their marriage.Bergstrom said that “Gary and Catherine Lillibridge not only have a lifelong passion for camping and retreat ministry but they truly and deeply understand how important that ministry is to the development of the future leaders of our churches and dioceses.” He also noted that the Lillibridges have invested significant financial support in the ministry of camping “so that it flourishes and therefore the diocese flourishes.”“Camp is my first language,” said Prior, who was the director of Camp Cross during his 14-year career as a priest in Spokane, Washington. Prior and his wife met and were married at camp. He said that the “camping ministry was foundational in [his] formation.”Since becoming a bishop five years ago in Minnesota, Prior has grown the Episcopal Church in Minnesota’s camping ministries. He will assume the responsibilities of chairman of the visionary and advocacy council for ECCC when Lillibridge’s term ends.In presenting the surprise award to Bergstrom, Prior said, “Peter is committed. He’s a legend of camping ministry. He’s second to none in what he’s done for the organization, structure and bringing people in the camping ministry together.”Bergstrom provided the organization with “vision, direction and leadership development,” said William Slocumb, ECCC director of operations. He credits Canon Bergstrom with shaping his leadership capabilities: Slocumb assumes the role of director of ECCC in 2016.Ashley Graham-Wilcox, director of communications for ECCC, said she and Slocumb met Bergstrom at Camp Stevens in the Diocese of Los Angeles and San Diego, where he was the executive director for 40 years. He retired in 2012.“I’ve known Bill Slocumb since he was a young intern at Camp Stevens, right out of college,” mused Bergstrom. “There is nobody that is more open and friendly, and who cares about camps and retreat centers and their staff than Bill. He knows them all, has visited them all and wants to help them thrive in their ministries.”The Hero of Camping Ministry Award is the brainchild of Bergstrom. In an address to the House of Bishops Bergstrom said, “Summer camp is more important today than ever, as so many children spend most of their waking hours indoors in front of one screen or another. Direct connection to nature, to God’s creation, is important in so many ways, as is really living together with other children from a variety of ethnicities and economic backgrounds.”The visually striking award, which resembles an ice-carved mountain, has been conferred on three other members of the Episcopal community: the Rt. Rev. Thomas M. Shaw in 2009, and the Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori and Mr. Richard Schori in 2012.— Hannah Wilder is director of communications for the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego. Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Tags Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Jobs & Calls Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Collierville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA General Convention, Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Job Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector Columbus, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Smithfield, NC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group By Hannah WilderPosted Jun 30, 2015 Lillibridges, Bergstrom honored as Heroes of Campinglast_img read more

Park Hill / Hawkins Brown with Studio Egret West

first_imgArchitects: Hawkins Brown with Studio Egret West Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Daniel Hopkinson+ 13 Share “COPY” Area:  130000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/174968/park-hill-hawkins-brown-with-studio-egret-west Clipboard CopyHousing• ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/174968/park-hill-hawkins-brown-with-studio-egret-west Clipboard Year:  “COPY” Projectscenter_img ArchDaily 2011 Park Hill / Hawkins Brown with Studio Egret West Housing Park Hill / Hawkins Brown with Studio Egret WestSave this projectSavePark Hill / Hawkins Brown with Studio Egret West Photographs Photographs:  Daniel Hopkinson, Peter Bennett, Keith CollieText description provided by the architects. The regeneration of the Park Hill estate is a collaboration between developers Urban Splash, Sheffield City Council, Great Places Housing Group, English Heritage and the Homes and Communities Agency with architects Hawkins\Brown and Studio Egret West and landscape architects Grant Associates. The original scheme, comprising 995 flats on a 32-acre estate, dates from 1957-61 and was designed by Jack Lynn and Ivor Smith working with J. L. Womersley of Sheffield Corporation City Architectʼs Department. It officially opened 16 June 1961.Save this picture!Site PlanRecommended ProductsCoffee tablesBoConceptMadrid Coffee Table AD22CompositesULMA Architectural SolutionsPolymer Concrete Facade in Sinafer HeadquartersFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupConcrete Facade – öko skinThe building celebrates its 50th anniversary with the unveiling of the four show apartments in one of the siteʼs four blocks. The refurbished block houses 75 residential flats and commercial units at the lower levels of the building. Built on a steeply sloping site (gradient 1 in 10) to the East of the city centre, Park Hill commands panoramic views of the city. The building profile harnesses the topography of the site keeping a constant roof level. The height of the blocks range from four to thirteen stories. Save this picture!© Daniel HopkinsonThe building is historically important as one of Britainʼs first completed schemes of post-war slum clearance and the most ambitious inner-city development of its time. It pioneered modern building techniques, great space standards, and an integrated district heating system, as well as its infamous ʻstreets in the skyʼ which aimed to recreate the community spirit of traditional streets within a high rise development. In 1998 Park Hillʼs future was secured when it was granted Grade II* listed status, making it the largest listed structure in Europe. The refurbishment retains the integrity of the original structure with duplex and single level apartments arranged within a rigid grid with access decks on every third floor serving duplexes on and above the deck and single-story flats set below. The redevelopment harnesses the intelligence of the original design, maximizing all of its best qualities: dual aspect arrangement natural ventilation and district heating system a private balcony for each flat the orientation of the flats, with living spaces facing South and West to maximize natural sunlight and heat, and bedrooms facing North or East external access ʻstreets in the skyʼ which utilise the topography of the site by connecting elevated walkways to ground level Save this picture!© Peter BennettDespite the thoughtfulness and complexity of the original design, its Brutalist language has polarized opinion and when the estate fell into disrepair in the 1980s its reputation was tarnished. To its detractors, it represents what went wrong with Social Housing in Britain since the Second World War. For it to succeed as a re-made Community and a re-made Place the image of Park Hill needed to change. Whilst the form, massing and structure of the building remains relatively unchanged a refresh of the elevation treatment elicits the tangible impact of the buildingʼs transformation needed to challenge the buildingʼs social stigma. Through ongoing dialogue and collaboration with English Heritage and Sheffield City Councilʼs Planning Department, the following architectural interventions have been made:the brick work in the elevation has been replaced with boldly colored anodized aluminium panels, a material which is more radiant and reflective, providing greater contrast in the banding of the streets throughout the development than the original tonal brickwork the concrete balustrades have been replaced with a more slender design cast with a higher quality finish the North and East facing elevations have been opened up by inverting the solid to void ratio to 2/3 glazing, 1/3 solid. This gives previously dark bedroom spaces much more daylight. Save this picture!© Keith Colliethe footprint of the flats have increased to incorporate new storage space at the threshold to the Streets in the Sky hallway and landing windows looking onto the ʻstreetʼ have been introduced into the apartments as a means of improving the passive surveillance of the Streets in the Sky (which the original architect Ivor Smith described as one of the most regrettable failures of the original design). a new 4-story Cut through the Northwest block creates a welcoming and civic scaled new entrance to the estate an external mirror-finished stainless steel helical stair and glazed external lift core on the West façade of the Northwest block provides dramatic vertical circulation affording panoramic views of the City whilst marking the new civic entrance. The impermeability of the original estate and lack of vision for the public realm is one of the fundamental reasons why Park Hill didnʼt work. The original building sat crudely in the landscape. The vision for the redevelopment revolves around making Park Hill a special Place, a proper Place and a destination in its own right. One of the failures of the original scheme was the allocation of residential units at ground level, which proved problematic in generating activity and transparency along with a lack of definition of the public realm. In the refurbished scheme the ground level of the first phase (which rises from 1.5 to three stories) is devoted entirely to commercial, retail, bar and restaurant uses. It is marked by a different elevation language of clear flush glazing to demarcate it from the residential units, ensuring a sense of transparency at the base of the building. The Cut is positioned at the centre of this hub of commercial facilities, marking a new entrance to the Park Hill estate. Save this picture!PlanNew hard and soft landscaped terraces and earth forms negotiate the levels across the site providing a noble and dignified setting for the restored building, offering an opportunity for the residents, users and visitors of the building to enjoy the spectacular view and its intimate relationship to the adjacent park. Text provided by Hawkins Brown with Studio Egret WestSave this picture!© Daniel HopkinsonProject gallerySee allShow lessParks for the People: A Student Competition to Reimagine America’s National ParksArticlesSTREET WORKS ExhibitionArticlesProject locationAddress:Sheffield, UKLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyAbout this officeHawkins Brown with Studio Egret WestOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingResidentialHousingPublished on October 12, 2011Cite: “Park Hill / Hawkins Brown with Studio Egret West” 12 Oct 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in Ned Ludd Public HousePartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsBedroom furnitureFlexformMirror – EgonWaterproofing/SealantsEffisusPre-Fab System – Ecofacade Pre-fab TrueSealConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXRoller Shades – Arion Large SizedWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealSunscreen – Terracotta BaguettesWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BauBucheLightingLumenpulseLED Projector Lumenbeam GrandeMore products »Read commentsSave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! 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Newspaper and TV coverage still matters for disaster appeals

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Charities Aid Foundation Giving/Philanthropy Individual giving Research / statistics About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 24 June 2008 | News Newspaper and TV coverage still matters for disaster appeals TV and newspaper coverage is still the main driver of public donations in response to disaster appeals, according to research by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF).The research found that 81% of UK adults surveyed said they were prompted to give to the recent Burma Appeal by reports on television (69%), or articles in newspapers (12%). Only 6% said they did so because of online media coverage. The Disasters Emergency Committee’s Burma Cyclone Appeal has so far raised over £14 million.However, online giving continues to grow in popularity. The survey showed that the proportion of donors who gave online to the Burma Appeal (12%) was more than one and a half times the number that made online donations during the Asian Tsunami Appeal (7%).The Burma appeal on the other hand has not attracted as many donations. The CAF survey found that one quarter (23%) of respondents said they donated money to charities following the Burma Appeal contrasting with 81% of people who were asked the same question after the Tsunami Appeal.Cash is still the most popular donation method (35%) with more than a third of donations made in this way. After the Tsunami more than two thirds of donations were in cash (68%).Liz Goodey is Head of Research at CAF, which monitors donor habits and tracks donations to charities during large-scale international relief efforts, to help charities understand donor reactions to disaster appeals.She said: “We always knew that television and newspapers were essential to fundraising, but this survey tells us that without them, charities trying to deal with disasters such as the cyclone might never receive the level of support that they need.”She added: “Donors are showing their preference for online giving as a convenient way to make donations, and so fundraisers need to ensure that their message of how to give online is clear to donors and to potential donors.”www.cafonline.org  29 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

New sensation: Students play HQ Trivia

first_imgFacebook TAGSapp ReddIt Michelle Rosshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michelle-ross/ printTwice a day, senior mechanical engineering major Joseph Hartley logs out of reality and into a new app called HQ Trivia hoping to win $2,500.HQ Trivia is a daily trivia game show that broadcasts live to players’ mobile devices with a cash prize, Kristen Alsterklint, HQ press member, said.HQ Trivia players from around the world compete to win money by answering 12 questions.5 FACTS ABOUT HQ TRIVIAVenngage Infographics“The prospect of winning money is awesome even if it’s unlikely and doesn’t happen often,” Hartley said. “Now, it’s just kind of fun to play it and try to win.”Twelve questions may seem easy, but there’s a catch.Players only have 10 seconds to answer the question, which makes it hard for contestants to cheat.“If you have someone else with a computer and phone that quickly Google searches a keyword that could maybe help,” he said. “But it’s best to have as many people who know random stuff around you.”Contestants who guess correctly advance.But if they are wrong, they are eliminated from the game.The questions get progressively harder.“The first question is usually pretty clear-cut and you should know the answer,” Hartley said. “And then it slowly gets harder. By the time you get to question five or six, it’s pretty obscure. They can be about British actors from the 70s.”Rus Yusupov and Colin Kroll founded HQ Trivia because they wanted to blend “old and new concepts and engaging audiences in innovative, interactive and informative ways,” Alsterklint said.She said HQ Trivia is a venture-backed company, which means companies or private investors invest money into the game.The game launched in August and since then there has been a record high of 1.6 million players in one day, Alsterklint said.HQ WinnerOut of the millions of contestants who play, Hartley is one of the few who has actually guessed all 12 questions correctly and received money.Hartley said he won on New Year’s Eve.“That night it was an $18,000 jackpot and 300 people won that night,” Hartley said. “So I got $60 because the winners split the pot. My family was around me when I won and thought it was really weird, but I was really excited.”[&amp;amp;amp;lt;a href=”//storify.com/michelle25674/opinions-on-hq-trivia” target=”_blank”&amp;amp;amp;gt;View the story “Opinions on HQ Trivia” on Storify&amp;amp;amp;lt;/a&amp;amp;amp;gt;]Technology addictionWith millions of contestants, the game is pretty intense, Hartley said.“I get a little stressed out if I don’t know the answers,” he said.Not only is the game intense, but it can also be addictive for some players.Caroline Albritton, program specialist for alcohol and drug education, said addiction can be destructive when it distracts someone from their daily activities.Addiction impacts two parts of the brain: the frontal cortex and the midbrain, Albritton said.BRAIN DIAGRAMVenngage Infographics“The midbrain is our survival instincts like eat, sleep, have sex and reproduce,” she said. “The frontal cortex is where we make decisions.”Addiction begins when a person answers a question correctly and dopamine, a hormone that makes us feel happy, is released to the frontal cortex and leads players to associate playing HQ Trivia with happiness.“It almost becomes a survival thing,” Albritton said. “Instead of ‘I want to do this, I want to play this game,’ It’s ‘I need to.’”As of right now, Hartley said he’s not addicted, but is just in it for the fun and is trying to figure out where he will spend his $60.Close Rec center app aims to make scheduling workouts easier Linkedin Michelle Rosshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michelle-ross/ Michelle Ross is a senior Journalism and Communication Studies double major from Austin, Texas. When she is not in the newsroom, she loves to dance, go on random adventures and pet dogs on campus. Facebook Classroom technology frustrates faculty, students Michelle Rosshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michelle-ross/ Twitter 41st Jazz Festival gives guest musicians a chance to perform ReddIt Michelle Ross Michelle Rosshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michelle-ross/ Aardvark closes, Christ Chapel relocates Twitter + posts Linkedin Previous articleReview: Nadine’s Oh My is a homage to art-popNext articleHoroscope February 1, 2018 Michelle Ross RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Renowned Local Fitness Trainer, Clinical Psychologist Team Up to Help Special Needs Athletes

first_imgHome of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img Community News Renowned Local Fitness Trainer, Clinical Psychologist Team Up to Help Special Needs Athletes From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, March 25, 2016 | 11:42 am Top of the News 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment The founders of Pasadena’s Brain Body 360 (BB360), a comprehensive fitness program designed to improve the physical skills of individuals with special needs, are launching the BB360 Ball Skills Bag on April 1, 2016, at the start of National Autism Month.Created by award-winning strength and fitness trainer David Liston and clinical psychologist Dr. Gwennyth Palafox, the Ball Skills Bag will be the centerpiece of a convenient, affordable, and easy-to-use at home program for special needs athletes.Liston and Palafox came up with the idea of the Ball Skills Bag because, they said, of an overwhelmingly positive response to their Ball Skills classes.Built upon a foundation of behavioral and developmental science, BB360 provides specialty exercise classes that cross-train the brain and the body to improve functioning and independence across the home, school and community environments.“When our athletes build these important physical skills, it creates a chain reaction of empowerment that leads to improved self-confidence, more meaningful relationships, and independence,” Liston said.BB360’s vision is two-fold: create a community of acceptance, belonging and trust that embraces special needs, and help people become as independent as possible.Classes are Monday at 3:30 and 4:30 p.m., Thursday at 3:30 p.m., Friday at 3:15 and 4:15 p.m., and Saturdays at 12, 1, and 2 p.m. Classes are located at 990 S. Arroyo Parkway, Pasadena.For BB360, National Autism Awareness Month represents an excellent opportunity to promote autism awareness, autism acceptance and to draw attention to the tens of thousands facing an autism diagnosis each year.For over 4 years, BB360 has worked in communities, large and small, to ensure all individuals living with autism through its services and programming. It encourages community members to ensure acceptance and inclusion in schools and communities for individuals with autism, and to work closer to a society where those with Autism Spectrum Disorder are truly valued for their unique talents and gifts.For more information about BB360’s programs, visit www.bb360training.com or follow them on www.facebook.com/bb360training. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more

Free eye-testing for AMD Awareness Week

first_imgNewsFree eye-testing for AMD Awareness WeekBy Staff Reporter – September 19, 2013 1077 Former Dublin footballer Barney Rock, former Gaelic footballer and current selector for Dublin, Dr. David Hickey, former Irish Association footballer and manager, Turlough O’Connor, and former International rugby player and soccer player, Tony Ward.AMD Awareness Week will run from September 23 to 29 in Limerick to promote early detection of the signs of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD).AMD can cause sight loss and is thought to affect one in ten Irish people over the age of 50.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The week will include a number of events in Limerick to raise awareness of the eye condition.This year’s campaign has a sporting focus aimed at encouraging people over the age of 50 to “Keep an eye on the ball for AMD”.The National Sight Loss Agency, Fighting Blindness, the Irish College of Ophthalmologists and the Association of Optometrists Ireland, supported by Novartis, are working together to increase public awareness of AMD and to highlight the importance of regular testing to identify early signs of the condition.The most obvious symptoms of AMD are distortion and blurred central vision and the sooner a person identifies the condition the better.A Novartis mobile testing unit will visit Limerick and free testing and information will also be available throughout the week at participating opticians and optometrists.For more information visit www.amd.ie Linkedin Print WhatsApp Emailcenter_img Twitter Advertisement Facebook Previous articleArts newsreel…Next articleLively look at UCH line up Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

Things That Go Down, Must Go Up?

first_img Things That Go Down, Must Go Up? Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago July 11, 2017 1,349 Views Share Save Tagged with: Delinquency The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Things That Go Down, Must Go Up? In it’s April 2017 Mortgage Performance Report, CoreLogic, a global property information, analytics, and data-enabled solutions provider, showed 4.8 percent of mortgages were in some stage of delinquency, meaning they were 30 days or more past due, including those in foreclosure. In overall delinquency, this continues its decline representing 0.5 percentage point regression compared to April 2016’s 5.3 percent.The share of mortgages in some stage of the foreclosure process, or foreclosure inventory rate, was 0.7 percent. This is slightly down from April 2016 when the rate was 1 percent. Serious delinquencies, which are 90 days or more past due including loans in foreclosure, was down 0.6 percent from April 2016’s 2.6 percent.“Most major indicators of mortgage performance improved in April, showing that the market continues to benefit from improved economic growth and home price increases,” said Dr. Frank Nothaft, Chief Economist for CoreLogic. “Regionally, with the exception of several energy industry intensive states – Alaska and North Dakota – the rest of the U.S. continues to see improvements in mortgage performance. While overall performance is improving, it reflects the older legacy pipeline of loans that continue to heal, especially in judicial states which typically take longer to clear out.”According to CoreLogic, measuring early-stage delinquency rates gives a good outlook at the health of the overall mortgage market. They monitor all stages of delinquency along with transition rates from one stage of delinquency to the next, particularly because early-stage delinquencies can be volatile. From Current to 30-days past due, 1.2 percent of mortgages transitioned in April 2017. This is 0.2 percent above April 2016. Just before the financial crisis in January 2007, the rate was 1.2 percent and peaked in November at 2 percent.Mortgages 30-59 days past due, or early-stage delinquencies, increased 2.2 percent in April from last years 2 percent. Sixty to 90 days past due were at 0.63 percent, which is a minuscule 0.1 percent decline from April 2016.“Delinquency rates are down virtually across the board as the rebound in the U.S. housing market continues to gather steam,” said Frank Martell, President and CEO of CoreLogic. “It appears likely that delinquency rates will continue to fall for some time, but at a moderating pace. As we look forward, improved fundamentals provide us with a firm foundation and we must now increase our attention to carefully expand the supply of affordable housing stock and ensure that mortgage lending policies help to prudently promote first-time homeownership.” Previous: How Deep Are Your Pockets? Next: Top 5 Hottest SFR Markets Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Brianna Gilpin Related Articles Brianna Gilpin, Online Editor for MReport and DS News, is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she received her B.A. in Telecommunication Media Studies. Gilpin previously worked at Hearst Media, one of the nation’s leading diversified media and information services companies. To contact Gilpin, email [email protected] Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Delinquency 2017-07-11 Brianna Gilpin Subscribelast_img read more