Mississippi betting market swings to a loss in June

first_img15th July 2020 | By contenteditor Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Casino & games Mississippi’s sports betting market posted a $62,230.77 loss for June, after the state’s northern casinos posted heavy losses on basketball betting for the month. The latest figures from the Mississippi Gaming Commission show that total revenue is down significantly from June 2019’s $1.6m total. This also represents a decline from May 2020’s revenue of $87,697.08.Amounts wagered were also down significantly year-on-year, at $1.6m, compared to $15.2m in the prior year. June’s handle, however, represented a significant increase on the $236,502.91 wagered in May this year. The state’s coastal casinos continued to account for the bulk of handle, with $898,425.30 wagered at the properties. Licensees held $27,358.45 of this sum, for a win percentage of 3.05%. Other sports – ie, those outside of the traditional US sports of football, basketball and baseball – accounted for $625,457.64 of amounts wagered, and revenue of $119,335.49. However must of this was wiped out by heavy losses on football and basketball. For football, players staked just $1,388.40 but sportsbooks made a loss of $90,177.75, while basketball stakes of $33,720.80 resulted in losses of $44,807.16.Read the full story on iGB North America.center_img Mississippi betting market swings to a loss in June Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Mississippi’s sports betting market posted a $62,230.77 loss for June, after the state’s northern casinos posted heavy losses on basketball betting for the month.  Regions: US Mississippilast_img read more

Umeme Limited (UMME.ke) 2010 Annual Report

first_imgUmeme Limited (UMME.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about Umeme Limited (UMME.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Umeme Limited (UMME.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Umeme Limited (UMME.ke)  2010 annual report.Company ProfileUmeme Limited is a power utility company managing the distribution of electricity, electricity supply and after-sales service in Uganda and power sharing with Africa sub-regions. Its electricity distribution division manages the operation, maintenance, upgrading and expansion of the distribution network in Uganda. It consists of approximately 26 202 kilometres of medium- and low-voltage transmission lines which covers the major towns and cities of Uganda. The electricity supply and after-sales service divisions connect new customers to the distribution network, read meters, bill customers and collect revenue as well as deal with customer complaints, restoring power interruptions, managing customer care and educating customers on saving energy. Umeme Limited targets customers in the domestic, commercial, medium industrial, large industrial and street lighting sectors. Umeme Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Why I think £5k invested in these 2 cheap FTSE 100 stocks could help you to retire in comfort

first_img The FTSE 100 may have an uncertain future, but its long-term return prospects appear to be relatively attractive. Low interest rates mean that cash and bonds lack return potential in many cases, while buy-to-let property returns could be negatively impacted by factors such as rising unemployment.As such, now could be the right time to buy a diverse range of large-cap shares while they offer good value for money. Here are two FTSE 100 stocks that appear to have wide margins of safety. They could be worth buying today with £5k, or any other amount, to improve your prospects of retiring in comfort.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…Sainsbury’sThe recent results released by FTSE 100 retailer Sainsbury’s (LSE: SBRY) showed that coronavirus continues to have a major impact on its sales performance. For example, in the seven weeks to 25 April, the company reported a 12% rise in grocery sales. However, this was partially offset by a 53% drop in clothing sales, as consumers adapted their spending to lockdown measures.Looking ahead, it would be unsurprising for similar trends to remain in place over the coming months. It may take time for consumer confidence to improve. And this could mean that demand for non-essential items is relatively sluggish.Despite this, Sainsbury’s appears to offer a relatively sound long-term outlook. It has invested large sums in its online capabilities. This could mean that it is well placed to capitalise on high demand across the grocery, clothing and general merchandise segments online.Furthermore, the FTSE 100 retailer expects the higher costs it has experienced in recent months to be partially offset by business rates relief. As such, it could offer good value for money after its 12% share price decline in 2020.FTSE 100 miner Rio TintoAnother FTSE 100 share that could offer long-term capital growth potential is Rio Tinto (LSE: RIO). The iron ore miner’s recent update highlighted that all of its assets remain operational. And it said demand for iron ore has remained robust across a number of key markets.Demand has continued to recover in China, while the company reported that the outlook in the rest of the world is more uncertain. As such, weaker commodity prices could be ahead if demand proves to be softer than previously expected.Rio Tinto also reported that industry supply costs have fallen over recent months. For example, lower energy and freight costs could help to maintain its financial performance over the short run.In the long term, the company’s sound financial position and its high-quality asset base may mean that it can produce improving returns to investors. Although its share price has bucked the wider FTSE 100 downward trend in 2020 to rise by 12%, it could continue to deliver capital growth as the world economy’s outlook improves. Therefore, now could be the right time to buy a slice of it.  Why I think £5k invested in these 2 cheap FTSE 100 stocks could help you to retire in comfort 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Peter Stephens Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Peter Stephens owns shares of Rio Tinto. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images Enter Your Email Address 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. Peter Stephens | Tuesday, 9th June, 2020 | More on: RIO SBRY I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.last_img read more

Make a million from the stock market crash! Buy FTSE 100 shares tax-free in an ISA

first_imgMake a million from the stock market crash! Buy FTSE 100 shares tax-free in an ISA Harvey Jones | Friday, 7th August, 2020 Image source: Getty Images Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. See all posts by Harvey Jones Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. 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. Most people assume a stock market crash destroys their wealth which, of course, it does… in the short term. However, investing is a long-term game. If you view it that way, then a crash actually helps you get richer.It could turbo-charge your quest to build a million-pound portfolio, and retire at a time of your choosing. Every stock market crash throws up plenty of FTSE 100 bargains. Buy them today and you’ll be rewarded when the recovery finally comes. It will, eventually, but could take time.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…Nobody makes a million on the stock market overnight. The process takes years. However, if you’re investing for retirement, you have your working lifetime to build your wealth. You will see plenty of stock market crashes in that time. And the Motley Fool‘s advice will always be the same. Buy shares while they’re cheap.The younger you start investing, the better. A 25-year-old who put away £500 a month and generated the average FTSE 100 long-term return of 6.5% after charges would have £1.12m by age 65, if they reinvested all their dividends.Use the stock market crash wiselyThe later you start, the harder it gets. If you invest £500 a month from age 35, you’ll have £551,935 at 65, assuming 6.5% growth. It isn’t a million, but it’s still a tidy sum. You can accelerate your plans by paying in lump sums at times like these. Today may seem like a scary time to invest in the FTSE 100. We’ve just had one stock market crash, and maybe due another. The Covid-19 pandemic is wreaking unprecedented damage and is far from over. So should you hold off and see what happens next?The problem is nobody knows where share prices will go next. In January, few anticipated the March crash. At the depth of the meltdown, when the FTSE 100 fell below 5,000, few predicted the subsequent recovery. If you hold off waiting for the perfect time to invest, you’ll never put money into the stock market at all. And certainly won’t get close to making that million.Choose FTSE 100 bargains wiselySo what can you do? While nobody can see the future, everybody has the power of hindsight. Looking back on the crash, you can see the stock market is down almost 25% from its January peak. So, today, you’re picking up stocks at reduced prices, just like you might buy clothes in the sales.Choose your stocks carefully though. Some companies are now incredibly risky, such as cruise liners and high street retailers.Look for companies that generate plenty of cash, have minimal debt, and offer a product or service that people appreciate, even in a recession.It helps if they pay generous dividends too. Many companies still do.Remember to invest inside a Stocks and Shares ISA. That way you can take your your capital growth and income free of tax, for life.Even if you never make a million, you’ll still have more money than if you never tried it all. Don’t fear the stock market crash – use it. 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

Private Residence / Thomas Shafer Architects

first_img United States “COPY” Houses “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/260331/private-residence-grunsfeld-shafer-architects Clipboard ArchDaily Architects: Thomas Shafer Architects Photographs CopyHouses•United States Private Residence / Thomas Shafer ArchitectsSave this projectSavePrivate Residence / Thomas Shafer Architects CopyAbout this officeThomas Shafer ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesUnited StatesPublished on August 04, 2012Cite: “Private Residence / Thomas Shafer Architects” 04 Aug 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/260331/private-residence-grunsfeld-shafer-architects Clipboard Photographs:  Steve Hall/Hedrich BlessingText description provided by the architects. Rigorous parameters dictate the design of this weekend residence, an architecturally distinguished one-level house for a multi-generational family.  As a counterpoint to the owners’ high-rise lifestyle, the home accommodates an abundance of family and guests and offers immediate access to the land. It is also serene, comfortable and secluded. The owners can re-energize from city life, enjoy intimate landscape views from every room and roam the grounds.Save this picture!© Steve Hall/Hedrich BlessingRecommended ProductsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumLightsVibiaCeiling Lights – BIGThe structure is a simple configuration of three contiguous pavilions of varying heights, each housing different functions.  But all offer light-filled living spaces with significant volume to heighten the airy nature of the home. The design reflects the family’s desire to provide an epicenter for action; access the outdoors from multiple spaces; provide room for family interactions at the pool, play areas and central fireplace; have private spaces for intimate activities such as reading; and embrace sustainable initiatives.To these ends, the design features: A 6500 sq. ft. floor plan that is precisely sited to maximize daylight, sightlines and ventilation and allows visual and physical access to the rolling acres. Save this picture!© Steve Hall/Hedrich Blessing Eco-friendly solutions that include a geothermal heating and cooling system, high-efficiency foam insulation, Low-E2 argon-filled insulated glazing, and low-VOC materials throughout; meticulously calculated overhangs to provide solar shading; and Energy Star appliances, low- flow fixtures and recycled materials including resilient flooring and carpets. Save this picture!© Steve Hall/Hedrich Blessing Three interconnected pavilions–a voluminous living space with a cantilevered brise-soliel to modulate the Southern light; a guest wing with three bedrooms and an exercise studio that slides open to the pool environs; and a secluded master suite pavilion. Save this picture!© Steve Hall/Hedrich Blessing The use of strong yet honest materials (architectural concrete, lead-coated copper, wood and stone) combined with simple, straightforward design elements such as high ceilings, varied rooflines, vermillion columns, custom designed built-in steel shelving which spans the length of the kitchen-living room space and an in-situ architectural concrete chimney. Save this picture!© Steve Hall/Hedrich Blessing Channel glass that streams consistent northern light, allowing for minimal use of electrical lighting during the day. Save this picture!© Steve Hall/Hedrich Blessing A shallow pool with a sound feature to generate a sense of tranquility, a stacked lumber BBQ and a custom designed sunshade. Save this picture!© Steve Hall/Hedrich Blessing A unique element of the home is the front door, a 10’ square pivoting panel painted vermillion that is elegant, inviting and expansive.  It is devised to be impressive; reflective of the project’s substance and style; and add color and character to the facade.  It accomplishes these goals in the following way:Save this picture!© Steve Hall/Hedrich Blessing Its dramatic scale signals the home’s entry and visually bridges an architectural divide between the public voluminous living space and the private master suite of the house. Save this picture!© Steve Hall/Hedrich Blessing The panel pivots effortlessly, providing varying degrees of transparency, security and exposure of, and to, the residence.  Save this picture!© Steve Hall/Hedrich Blessing When fully opened at 90 degrees, it reveals the voluminous foyer to the world outside, totally transforming the nature of the space. It also provides ventilation and a direct passage to the pool environs, a covered outdoor eating area and the private grounds beyond. Save this picture!© Steve Hall/Hedrich Blessing Its character and presence is heightened by its high-gloss paint and slender, sculptural stainless steel pull. Save this picture!Plan In context, the thoughtfully rendered and subtly articulated portal and vermillion panel represents daring artistry and offer a stunning and vibrant counterpoint to the residence’s sedate, understated, elegant materials palette. Project gallerySee allShow less’From Research to Design – Selected Architects from Tongji University of Shanghai’ E…ArticlesFDR3120 Building / A3 DigitalArticles Share Private Residence / Thomas Shafer Architects Projects Save this picture!© Steve Hall/Hedrich Blessing+ 14 Sharelast_img read more

Chicago protest: NO WAR!

first_imgShireen Al-Adeimi, a Yemeni-Canadian activist and doctoral candidate at Harvard.Randi Nord, a journalistwith Geopolitics Alert and a member of the Detroit branch of Workers World Party.Maya Arcilla, chairperson of Anakbayan-Chicago.More than 300 people turned out in Chicago on April 21 to demand an end to U.S. foreign wars and to domestic repression, in an action called by the new Chicago Anti-War Coalition. After an initial rally in Grant Park, the demonstrators marched through the Loop to two more rallies, one at Trump Tower and the other at the Chicago Tribune building, chanting “Money for schools, not for war!” and “U.S. out of Syria!” They pledged to return to the streets, and called for a massive action in August on the 50th anniversary of the police riot at the 1968 Democratic Convention.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Brexit: Britain leaves the EU, and workers bear the burden

first_imgBrexit — the rupture between Britain and the European Union — was completed at midnight, Dec. 31.In a 2016 referendum, in a xenophobic, racist vote fueled by dreams of a withered and long-passed imperial glory, British voters narrowly supported a proposal to leave the European Union. Only 51.9% of the votes supported the “leave” option; in Scotland, Wales and the six counties of northeast Ireland that voted, the “remain” option won big majorities.Mass anti-Brexit protest, London, Sept. 3, 2020.The 4 1/2 years since the Brexit vote have been devoted to working out the details and settling on the necessary compromises between the British bourgeoisie and the big French and German capitalists, who essentially control the EU. There is a lot to work out since Britain has been part of the European Economic Community since 1973, although it was never part of the eurozone, keeping its own currency.There was a lot at stake. While Britain is on an island separated from the continent, it is historically, culturally and economically part of Europe. Some 250,000 small and medium British businesses find major parts of their markets in Europe. Trade between Britain and the EU amounts to nearly $68.5 billion a year, carried in about 4.5 to 5 million truckloads a year.This trade flowed without hindrance, when Britain was part of the EU. It no longer does.The financial markets in London — banks, insurance companies, stock traders — did about a third of all the financial transactions in the EU in 2018 (the last year figures are available). The negative effects of Brexit on this market, which has brought the British financial capitalists tremendous profits, might wipe the smile off their faces. How deep the British bourgeoisie will frown is yet to be determined.Other issues remain undecided, and many work-arounds could collapse. One of the major wrinkles in this Brexit deal is how the land border between the Republic of Ireland and the six counties in the northeast of Ireland that London still controls has been shifted to the Irish Sea.It is going to take a considerable amount of time to work through the 1,250 pages of the bill implementing Brexit.Effect of Brexit on workersWhile there are no official figures, it’s estimated that there are around 3.6 million EU citizens living in Britain and about 1.7 million British citizens living in the EU.  Their situations are complicated, but Brexit will make thousands of these EU citizens illegal, even those who have lived in Britain for decades.The Trades Union Council of England has clearly stated its objectives on Brexit. Most of its members — at least 60% of them according to polls — oppose Brexit.  The TUC wants to preserve “all the hard-won workers’ rights that come from the EU” and intends to make “sure that [British] workers get the same rights as workers in the EU into the future.” It demands “Guaranteeing the rights of EU citizens working in [Britain], and those of Brits working abroad.” (tinyurl.com/yacjzf6k)Truckers face enormous logjams because of Brexit-related delaysThe European Transport Federation, which represents truck drivers and ferry workers, has built a working alliance with Unite the Union, which is the largest union representing truck drivers and ferry workers in England and Ireland. They are both very much concerned about the delays and extra work that will result from conforming to the new customs declarations and the COVID-19 restrictions about testing and crossing borders.While truck drivers are, after agricultural workers, already the worst off in terms of working time and working conditions, the current limits imposed by European law on driving time “are the only way, although very insufficient, to ensure some safety on European roads” according to the ETF.  British drivers are probably no longer covered by these regulations after Brexit, even if they are driving on the Continent.The ETF, strongly supporting the demands of Unite on the British government, points out “that the average age of truck drivers is 54 years old. They are a group of workers who have been exposed to the stress and pressure of work for decades.” (force-ouvriere.fr, Aug. 27)Trucks were moving additional freight in anticipation of customs duties going into effect at year’s end, as France closed its borders to traffic from England on Dec. 20. This provoked a huge traffic jam. In days, some 17,000 large trucks stacked up in England’s southeast where the ferries and tunnel to France are located. Drivers had no toilets and no food, with many upset they were not getting home for Christmas.Both the ETF and Unite worked to resolve this problem, which involved testing and quarantine facilities for drivers who tested positive for COVID-19. This immense jam showed how sensitive traffic between England and France is to any hitches.Unions representing truck drivers, who will be immediately affected by Brexit, are working hard to keep the costs and pressures of Brexit off the backs of workers. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

LeDee’s game-winner gives Horned Frogs season sweep of Oklahoma State

first_imgTaylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athletics The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ printIt was a battle of childhood friends and rising stars on Wednesday night in Schollmaier Arena, as TCU freshman guard Mike Miles and Oklahoma State University’s Cade Cunningham showed out in a Big-12 matchup that went down to the final seconds. The two had combined for 37 points as time ticked down with the game tied at 78. It felt like the game-clinching score was destined to come from one of the freshman, or even guard R.J. Nembhard, who hit a game-winner in Stillwater just two months ago.But it didn’t. Instead, the most unlikely of players stood up to the task for TCU.With 12 seconds left, Cunningham missed a layup attempt, and the Frogs flung the ball up the floor, finding forward Jaedon LeDee for a layup plus a foul to give TCU the lead with four seconds left.“We trust each other a lot,” said Nembhard. “We stick together through the adversity on and off the floor. A lot of teams can fold and can pull apart, but we’ve stayed together.”Known for his defense and hustle, LeDee entered the game averaging just 14.5 minutes and 5.2 points per game. None of that mattered on Tuesday, though, as his heads up play earned TCU a much-needed 81-78 win.“One of the things we want out of him is running the floor and beating their big guys down,” head coach Jamie Dixon said. “When they missed the shot, they almost attacked the ball handler in the back court, and I was looking for them to throw it ahead. I could see that they had nobody back.”LeDee finished with eight points on the day, while Nembhard led the game with 20 points and seven assists.The win breaks a five-game losing streak for TCU and earns them a season sweep of Oklahoma State. The Frogs hadn’t won since defeating Kansas State 67-60 at home on Jan. 2.Playing in their first home game since Jan. 9th, TCU looked amped and ready to go from the jump. A strong layup, followed by a foul by center Kevin Samuel and a pair of three-pointers by the Frogs, gave them a 9-3 lead early and sent Schollmaier Arena into an uproar.TCU center Kevin Samuel (21) celebrates after sinking a basket, while Oklahoma State’s Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe (12) stands nearby during first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fort Worth, Texas, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Despite still being restricted to 25% capacity, the crowd made their presence felt in a major way, giving TCU a home court advantage they had not had since their win over No. 2 Baylor last spring.“It was amazing,” Nembhard said. “It felt like it was a sell-out crowd. Obviously, it’s not max capacity. To have that many fans in the arena, it’s been a long time.”Cunningham, the Big 12’s leading scorer, picked up two quick fouls before even recording a point and was forced to go to the bench early in the first half.In part thanks to a 3-for-3 start from the charity stripe for Samuel, the Frogs led by as much as 18-10 midway through the half. The Pokes responded with an 11-0 run, taking control just minutes later.A personal 4-0 run by Miles gave the lead back to TCU at the four minute mark, and the teams went back-and-forth throughout the first 20 minutes.Cunningham would eventually return, but he failed to score before the end of the half and TCU held OSU to zero made field goals through the final 3:12.Thanks to a game-high 11 points from Miles, the Frogs held a 34-34 tie with the Pokes at the halftime break.Momentum seemed to shift TCU’s way in the opening moments of the second half. The Frogs were able to get stops on the defensive end and easy looks on the offensive end, taking a double-digit lead with 12 minutes left in the game.Projected by most as the top prospect for the 2021 NBA draft, Cunningham was not going to let TCU run away with it. The Arlington native scored 15 points over the next 11 minutes of play, motioning to the crowd that he had silenced the “overrated” chants they gave him earlier in the game.“You hate to do that and then lose, so at least we won,” Dixon said of the chants. “I don’t condone it.”Twenty combined second half points from Samuel and guard R.J. Nembhard kept the Frogs in the game amidst Cunningham’s brilliance, and LeDee’s tough layup sealed the win.Samuel finished with 14 points, six boards, and two blocks. USC-transfer Chuck O’Bannon added 15 points on 5-for-6 shooting and seven rebounds.With the win, TCU now improves to 10-7 overall and 3-5 in Big 12 play. The Frogs will look to gain momentum and make a run at the NCAA tournament.“I think we got out of the Kansas game with some confidence,” Dixon said. “At some point you say you got to get a win.”Life won’t get easier for TCU anytime soon, though. Up next, they’ll head to Waco to take on No. 2 Baylor at the Ferrell Center. Tip-off with the Bears is set for Saturday, Feb. 6 at 3 p.m. Facebook Twitter Colin Post Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ First TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/center_img Twitter ReddIt Despite series loss, TCU proved they belong against No. 8 Texas Tech Colin Post is a Sports Broadcasting and Journalism double-major from Houston, Texas. Along with sports writing, Colin hopes to work in sports announcing after he graduates. 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With foreign media still barred from Tibet, what is the government hiding ?

first_img to go further Follow the news on China Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Organisation ChinaAsia – Pacific News News ChinaAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders called today for the foreign news media to be allowed back immediately into Tibet and nearby provinces with a Tibetan population, where the Chinese authorities have maintained a news blackout and have been conducting a massive propaganda campaign for the past six weeks.”What is the Chinese government hiding behind Tibet’s closed doors?” the press freedom organisation asked. “Things are clearly far from being back to normal, as the authorities claim. The few reports emerging suggest a very different situation, one of arrests and a climate of fear in the cities and around the monasteries.”Reporters Without Borders added: “The news blackout facilitates the work of the government’s propaganda machine but also the spread of rumours encouraged by certain groups abroad. We appeal to the European Union and the United Nations to try to get the government to allow foreign reporters to travel freely in Tibet and the neighbouring regions.”The organisers of the Beijing Olympic Games yesterday announced that a press trip to cover an attempt to take the Olympic torch to the top of Everest was being postponed indefinitely. Reporters were supposed to have gone to the Tibetan capital of Lhasa first to get adjusted to the altitude, but the Lhasa stage of the trip has been cancelled altogether because of “meteorological” problems, the authorities said. “Only coverage of the torch relay will be allowed,” an official said.No journalist has been allowed to move about freely in Tibet and the regions with a Tibetan population since 14 March. Two press trips were organised by the authorities to Lhasa and to Labrang monastery in Gansu province. Tourists have been banned from visiting the Himalayan region until further notice.Reporters Without Borders has learned of about 50 violations of the right of foreign journalists to move about freely in the Tibetan regions since mid-March.The authorities have waged a massive propaganda campaign designed to portray Tibetans as “rioters” and “terrorists.” The official news agency Xinhua’s dispatches talk above all of a return to normal and the discovery of weapons in Buddhist temples. Xinhua announced that the authorities have found firearms, dynamite and satellite dishes in 11 monasteries in Gansu.National and provincial TV stations have been asked to keep broadcasting footage of violence by Tibetans in Lhasa or in the city of Aba in Sichuan province, where Tibetans attacked public buildings.To prevent the Tibetan population from getting access to uncensored news reports, the authorities have stepped up the jamming of international radio stations that broadcast in Tibetan such as Voice of Tibet and Radio Free Asia. Violating international rules governing short and medium wave broadcasting, the Chinese authorities transmit low-pitched noise on the same frequencies as the foreign stations.Voice of Tibet manager Oystein Alme told Reporters Without Borders: “We have noted a significant increasing in jamming since 16 March, especially in the cities where the government has invested tens of millions of dollars to install antennae to prevent Tibetans from listening to us.”The propaganda campaign against the “Dalai Lama’s clique” gets a lot of space in the Chinese media based abroad. The state-owned CCTV’s stations that broadcast in foreign languages just show the violence by Tibetans and never refer to the reprisals that followed. Ouzhou Shibao (News of Europe), a newspaper based in France, published a full page on Tibet giving the government’s position.Chinese Internet users and hackers are also harassing pro-Tibetan organisations. The Tibetan government-in-exile’s site was recently put out of commission by a group of hackers based in China. And several foreign news media, especially websites that allow visitors to post comments, are being flooded with messages that repeat government propaganda word for word.The Chinese authorities have ordered the media to stick to the official toll of 13 innocent civilians killed and 300 wounded by “rioters.” The Tibetan government-in-exile reported that about 100 Tibetans were killed and hundreds were arrested. Some pro-Tibetan groups say thousands are being held in camps where torture is practised.Reporters Without Borders condemns the Chinese government’s constant criticism of the foreign media’s coverage of the situation in Tibet. “Some media deliberately misrepresent the facts and wrongly portray a hateful crime as a peaceful demonstration,” Tibetan communist leader Raidi said. News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison April 23, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 With foreign media still barred from Tibet, what is the government hiding ? News RSF_en June 2, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders calls for Tibet and neighbouring provinces with a Tibetan population to be immediately reopened to the foreign press. The region has been closed for the past six weeks, news has been tightly controlled and a massive propaganda campaign has been waged in the media and on the Internet. Help by sharing this information April 27, 2021 Find out more China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Receive email alerts March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

University of Limerick and Revenue continue ‘unique partnership’ with contract signing

first_imgBilly Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Linkedin 20.01.20. REPRO FREEUniversity of Limerick and Revenue have signed a contract for a new Diploma in Applied Tax Administration, continuing a ‘unique partnership’ between the institutions.It comes as close to 200 Revenue students graduated at UL this Monday from the Diploma in Applied Taxation, BA (Hons) in Applied Taxation and MBA programmes.UL President Dr Des Fitzgerald (left) and Revenue Chairman Niall Cody (right) signed the Service Level Agreement to accredit the new diploma for five years – with an option to extend for a further two years – at a ceremony in Plassey House this Monday. Picture by Alan Place.University of Limerick and Revenue have signed a contract for a new Diploma in Applied Tax Administration, continuing a ‘unique partnership’ between the institutions.It comes as close to 200 Revenue students graduate at UL this Monday from the Diploma in Applied Taxation, BA (Hons) in Applied Taxation and MBA programmes.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up UL President Dr Des Fitzgerald and Revenue Chairman Niall Cody signed the Service Level Agreement to accredit the new diploma for five years – with an option to extend for a further two years – at a ceremony in Plassey House this Monday.UL President Dr Des Fitzgerald (right) and Revenue Chairman Niall Cody (left) signed the Service Level Agreement to accredit the new diploma for five years – with an option to extend for a further two years – at a ceremony in Plassey House this Monday. Picture by Alan Place.In addition, UL and Revenue signed a separate contract for the delivery of Commercial Law and Company Law modules, delivered as part of the diploma programme.The partnership between UL and Revenue, the first of its kind for the Irish Civil Service, has been in existence since 2004, delivering a number of programmes at both diploma and degree level.To date, close to 1,500 Revenue employees have graduated from UL.Speaking at the signing, UL President Dr Des Fitzgerald, said: “This is a renewal of a unique partnership between our organisations that has already yielded a large amount of graduates who are part of UL’s journey in transforming education and Revenue’s journey in delivering some of the most efficient taxation services in Europe.“The renewal of this partnership stems from UL’s commitment to professional and executive education across a range of areas. Our partnership with Revenue has flourished since 2004 when we first established the accreditation of the Diploma in Applied Taxation. Now we will see a new programme and this partnership is an exemplar of a transformation in content and in the delivery of bespoke professional programmes.“Programmes that are developed with professional partners and are designed to meet the needs and requirements of today’s workforce and tomorrow’s leaders,” he added. WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email Twitter Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Previous articlePaul O’Connell & John Horan Launch Team Limerick Clean-Up 6Next articleMcNamara notches winner number four of the year Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie center_img Advertisement Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostULUniversity of Limerick Facebook BusinessNewsUniversity of Limerick and Revenue continue ‘unique partnership’ with contract signingBy Staff Reporter – January 20, 2020 740 Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more