Irish recaps could wait for stress test

first_imgThursday 10 February 2011 8:58 pm Show Comments ▼ Irish recaps could wait for stress test whatsapp Share A NEW Irish government is likely to wait until a fresh round of stress tests are completed before recapitalising the country’s top lenders, giving the only bank left trading on the main index more time to avoid state control.The main opposition party, expected to lead the next government after a 25 February election, said a new administration should wait until after the central bank completes its sector review, at the end of March, before putting more capital into lenders.“If there is no government until 9 March or beyond that, I think it is prudent for (an) incoming government to wait until stress testing before putting capital in,” Fine Gael’s finance spokesman Michael Noonan said yesterday. KCS-content whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Serengeti Wilds by Stakelogic partnered by Hurricane Games

first_imgEnhance free spins by completing the progressive animal meters and gain more free spins for each animal meter. Each animal symbol transforms into a wild symbol, thus increasing the chances of winning. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter During the safari, players that land three scatter symbols trigger the free spin bonus rounds – and it’s here that the hunt starts. The game uses a cascading reel mechanic, whereby the symbols on a winning line are removed, thus giving players the chance to make another win. 27th October 2020 | By Aaron Noy Serengeti Wilds is a 5×4 video slot that will bring you through the natural wonders of Africa Game special features:Free spins, buy bonus feature, gamble featureNumber of paylines:25Number of reels:5 reels, 4 rowsRTP% (recorded/theoretical):95.98%Variance/volatility:5/5Number of symbols to trigger feature/bonus?Trigger standard free spins by landing 3 free spins scatter symbolsCan feature be retriggered?Enhanced free spins are awarded when entering free spins by completing the base game animal progression meters. The associated animal trail in free spins will be completed, and the symbol will be wild.Number of free spins awarded?N/AStacked or expanding wilds in normal play?NoStacked or expanding wilds in feature play?NoNumber of jackpot tiers?N/AAuto-play function?:Yescenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Casino & games Slots Email Address Slots Serengeti Wilds by Stakelogic partnered by Hurricane Gameslast_img read more

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Five things you should know about Alapati Leiua

first_imgIt’s rare to be given a chance to play for the All Blacks, and ever rarer to turn them down. But Leiua has chosen to represent the country of his birth, Samoa, at Test level. The reason? He wanted to be reunited with his older brother, Ofisa Treviranus, on the rugby field.  He said: “We had been a long time away from each other and it was definitely a factor for me in deciding where to play. It was tough to be away from each other.”London bro: Treviranus in actionFamily affairLeiua made his Test debut for Samoa at last summer’s Quadrangular Tournament in South Africa. His Test bow came in the 27-17 victory over Scotland, and he’s scored two tries in his five Test caps, all from the wing. He has played alongside his brother, blindside flanker Treviranus, in every Test match so far. The No 6, who now plays for London Irish, played alongside another older brother, Ray, also a flanker, for Connacht in 2007-08.Name gameWhen he’s tearing up the Adams Park pitch next season, you won’t want to look a fool in front of the other fans, so… his name is pronounced A-la-patty (Pati to his mates) Lay-oo-ah. Oggy oggy oggy! Watch Leiua in action below! By Bea Asprey LONDON WASPS have snapped up one of Super Rugby’s power houses in Alapati Leiua. He’s been formidable for the Hurricanes this season, and Wasps Director of Rugby Dai Young says: “He is powerful, has good feet and knows where the try line is.” But what else should we know about him?Double troubleThough Leiua’s favoured position is on the wing, he can play in the centre too. Now in his fifth year of Super Rugby with the Hurricanes, he switched to the midfield when Tim Bateman sustained a knee injury earlier this season. His current midfield partner? None other than Conrad Smith. The All Black has been encouraging him to talk more on the pitch, but says of the 25-year-old: “He’s a good rugby player. He’s got a smart footy brain so defensively I think it (playing centre) will come pretty naturally to him. He’ll make a good fist of it.”What Boks? Playing for Samoa last summerCrossing the Pacific Leiua moved to New Zealand as a youngster, and was adopted by his uncle, which led him to changing his surname. He wanted to pursue his dream of becoming a professional rugby player, and where better to do that than the country where they nurture the best team in the world? His move to Wellington and progression through rugby’s ranks has seen him turn out for the Vodafone Wellington Lions in the ITM Cup, and the city’s Super Rugby franchise, the Hurricanes, where he will finish the season before moving to London.He turned down New Zealandcenter_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

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England: Christians urged to ‘build generous forward looking country’

first_img By Gavin DrakePosted Jul 8, 2016 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR PJ Cabbiness says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Tampa, FL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Bath, NC Featured Jobs & Calls Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET England: Christians urged to ‘build generous forward looking country’ Rector Washington, DC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest [Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of England’s General Synod on the evening of July 8 called on all members of the church to “play their part” in the “common task of building a generous and forward looking country.” The call came following an emergency debate on a motion added to the synod’s agenda by the archbishops of Canterbury and York in response to the recent referendum in which the U.K. voted to leave the European Union.“It is perfectly clear that the result and the referendum campaign exposed deep divisions in our society, of which we were aware already,” Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said. “They are especially complex because they are divisions, in part, about our identity as a nation, whether in England or other parts of the U.K. And identity is always more difficult to deal with than issue-driven politics…“The result has released a latent racism and xenophobia in all sectors, and challenges the prevailing consensus of tolerance and acceptance, thus threatening other areas of welcome liberalization. And … we are going to face a period of profound uncertainty.”The archbishop said that tackling inequality in the U.K. was essential to respond to the fears and anxieties that had arisen during the campaign. He said that an increase in child poverty was one of the signs that “inequality is growing in our land.”He added: “Greater equality seeks the common good, and opens opportunities for aspiration in all households. The shock of Brexit must be one that forces us into a juster and a fairer society, and a more equal one.”The archbishop called for a renewed commitment to education, public health, and housing; and “a forward foreign policy that is based in development and love for the poor, those caught in conflict and suffering around the world.”He concluded: “The outbursts of the last two weeks may pass, but the signal has been set at danger for our cohesion, and the church must respond with a fresh effort in integration.”The motion adopted by the synod commended “the work already carried out by the church in bringing communities together” and suggested that each diocese appoint “a champion … to assess what more the church could do and to make recommendations for creating stronger and more constructive links between local communities.”Click here to read the full text of Archbishop Welby’s speech AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 Shreveport, LA Press Release Service Submit a Press Release Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Martinsville, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Charles M Hawes says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Belleville, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Albany, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Collierville, TN July 9, 2016 at 3:54 pm The C of E has already “missed the boat” on this one. Where it stands in today’s world on issues of gender, sex, and sexuality is firmly two feet planted in yesterday. Where it stands in relation to Church and State, even as it gives voice to My Lord Canterbury in a House of Lords (really?), is an embarrassment which puts the lie to its preaching citizenship in the Kingdom of God. July 9, 2016 at 9:31 pm Perhaps men and women were wiser “yesterday”. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Job Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska Anglican Communion Comments (2) Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Comments are closed. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Events 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 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MIlast_img read more

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WIN a copy of Brian O’Driscoll’s Autobiography, The Test

first_imgThursday Apr 2, 2015 WIN a copy of Brian O’Driscoll’s Autobiography, The Test We’re giving away no less than five copies of Brian O’Driscoll’s The Test autobiography which came out in paperback today.In his book, the the Irish legend goes way back to where it all began, giving the reader insight into his early years, then all the way to retirement.He also speaks about personal milestones, such as the special relationships and bonds formed with the likes of Paul O’Connell, Ronan O’Gara and Johnny Sexton. The Test is a book about how BOD took a world-class talent, developed a world-class work ethic and temperament – and, in the latter stages of his career, reinvented himself as a player.‘O’Driscoll’s honesty… takes the reader to a place they simply have not been before’ – Irish Independent‘A must-read insight into the life and mind of Ireland’s greatest rugby player’ – Irish Mail on Sunday‘A thoroughly enjoyable read … After reading The Test I warmed even more to O’Driscoll as a player and a man. He stood for a new ethos in Irish sport that refused to accept mediocrity or glorious failure’ – Irish TimesIf you’d like to buy the book, you can do so hereEnter below to win one of five copies of this must-read book for all rugby fansADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Competition Related Articles 182 WEEKS AGO WIN: Rugby Nations 18 mobile game 184 WEEKS AGO WIN: George North signed Wales shirt PLUS… 200 WEEKS AGO WIN the new England 2017-2018 home jersey… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Local pub donates 10p per meal to local village hall appeal

first_imgLocal pub donates 10p per meal to local village hall appeal Howard Lake | 20 June 2004 | News  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Adrian Rowe, Manager of The Farmers, said: “So far we have raised around £400 and we hope to raise as much as £1,000 by the end of the year. The Farmers has placed a banner on the front of the pub advertising the fundraising event, to create awareness to neighbouring villagers and passers by.center_img Tagged with: Community fundraising The Farmers pub in Portinscale, Cumbria, is donating 10p from every meal sold in 2004 towards its local Village Hall appeal.The initiative, which has raised £400 so far, came at a crucial time for Portinscale Village Hall, situated next door to The Farmers, as it had recently been refused Lottery funding to restore the building.The pub’s management came up with the idea to bring the pub, part of the Jennings Brothers’ network, closer to the community after its recent refurbishment. Advertisement 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.last_img read more

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Born Free and Zoological Society of London win coveted international awards

first_img Howard Lake | 26 November 2009 | News Comments Julia Hutchison, COO, APA:“Both of these categories are new to the awards this year and it’s really encouraging for the third sector that not-for-profit organisations are the inaugural winners as it demonstrates how effective charities are at marketing themselves. As charities cannot be seen to be profligate with their donor’s money, particularly in the current climate where fundraising has taken a steep nose dive, it is vital for such organisations to grab every opportunity with both hands and make the most of it as a communication tool. Both of these awards showcase this sentiment.“The last 12 months have been difficult; it would be naive to think otherwise. However, the Awards are about celebrating and despite the economic climate, there is still much to be positive about. Editorialised branded content has long been recognised for delivering measurable results and it is for this reason that the customer publishing industry remains one of the most buoyant media. To recognise this we relaunched our awards this year in order to take into account work from across the globe and from non-members. As a result we have had a more diverse range of winners, from a record 15 different organisations.”Anthony Miller, Head of Media Development, Royal Mail said:“Even in an undeniably difficult climate, the winners of this year’s APA Awards have shown an incredible return on investment for clients in the retention of customers and for brand building, demonstrating the effectiveness of customer publishing initiatives to connect with specific audiences.“The new awards format, encompassing international and non-APA member entries, perfectly highlights the vibrancy and diversity of the channel on a global scale and reinforces just how vital the provision of entertaining and informative content is to customers – whether business or consumer.”ENDSAbout APA International Customer Publishing AwardsThe APA International Customer Publishing Awards are “The Oscars” of the editorialised branded content world and an annual calendar highlight.They recognise the extraordinary talent that is alive within a flourishing industry, which creates editorial content for organisations enabling them to communicate more effectively with their prospect and existing customers.The 2009 awards, in their new format, held at Old Billingsgate, received a record-breaking 420 entries competing for 26 prizes including the highly coveted Grand Prix. Additionally, in the eleven year history of the awards, attendance has never been so high, meaning a change of venue was necessary to accommodate all those wanting to celebrate the achievements of this burgeoning industry.About the APAThe APA is a not for profit organisation representing the £900 million customer publishing marketplace. Formed in 1993 the APA now has 46 full members, comprising 90 per cent of the UK market, producing publications and digital content for over 1,000 leading brands and organisations in the UK and internationally. Customer publishing is the second fastest growing media channel and APA exists to champion and encourage this growth on behalf of its members. It is widely recognised for being one of the most innovative and supportive industry associations and has launched a number of initiatives including APA ASK, its free new business consultancy service, APA Digital, APA Insight, APA Green, APA World and APA Events, all designed to further push the editorialisation of branded content as an effective marketing solution.Louisa OsmondAssociate DirectorEulogy!T: 020 7927 9999M: 07977 401 235E: [email protected]: www.eulogy.co.ukTwitter: Louisa_OsmondThe Heal’s Building I 22 Torrington Place I London I WC1E 7HJ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  32 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Born Free and Zoological Society of London win coveted international awardscenter_img Tagged with: Awards 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. Animals were the order of the night at The APA International Customer Publishing Awards as animal charities Born Free (in association with Land Rover) and Zoological Society of London both triumphed within the Best Video and Best Annual report categories respectively. The awards celebrate excellence within editorialised branded content.Bushmeat, a video produced by customer publisher Redwood on behalf of its client Land Rover worked with the Born Free Foundation to raise awareness about illegal poaching and consumption of bushmeat in Kenya. Best Use of Video is a new category this year and celebrates a relatively new medium available for brands to communicate their specific messages to their audiences. The five minute video streamed on the Land Rover site was created by the team behind Land Rover’s customer magazine Land Rover Onelife. It is an unbiased and authoritative report into the work undertaken by the Born Free Foundation. It examines the work they carry out to eliminate this practice, and provides Land Rover with an opportunity to showcase how its vehicles help, without explicitly promoting the 4×4. The judges praised the video saying “this is a fantastic and seamless piece of work and a great execution for both brands. It’s highly educational and really sticks in the mind.”Think Publishing’s annual report for Zoological Society of London: ZSL Living Conservation, The Year in Review 2008, picked up Best Annual Report. In general annual reports do not have the best reputation when it comes to creativity and typography. But the shortlist appeared to signal a trend towards real innovation and compelling editorial when it comes to disseminating large amounts of information across to its stakeholders. ZSL Living Conservation, The year in Review 2008 immediately grabbed the judges attention with its inviting brochure feel and great signposting. The report both communicates the work of ZSL and manages to encourage the reader to support the organisation further. One judge commented: “You can see a lot of thought has gone into this. There’s a really natural feel to it, which goes very well with the brand.” Another said “You really want to read it – and who wants to read an annual report?” Advertisementlast_img read more

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In memoriam is most popular preference in obituary notices, says A Giving Tribute

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Howard Lake | 30 January 2012 | News  36 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Donations in memory of an individual are the most popular request in a recent analysis of obituary notices by A Giving Tribute, the in memoriam company that is ‘the caring alternative to funeral flowers’. Local charities are the beneficiary in around one third of cases.The company examined 500 obituary notices published on thisisannouncements.co.uk on 8 and 22 November 2011. Of these 425 stated an ‘in memoriam’ preference, rather than flowers, and 75 expressed no preference. Of the 425 who stated a preference, a donation to charity was requested in 355 cases (83.5%).Local charities were mentioned in 39.4% of these, and the local hospice chosen in 22%.The most popular national charities were:Cancer Research: 8.73%British Heart Foundation: 8.17%Macmillan Cancer Support: 7.89%Alzheimer’s Society: 3.94%RNLI: 3.66%Air Ambulances Association: 3.38%Royal British Legion: 2.82%Stroke Association: 2.54%Help for Heroes: 2.25%Marie Curie: 1.69%The top eight charities were chosen at 40% of funerals. Eight different charities were chosen for the remaining 20% of funerals.A Giving Tribute has been established by Surrey businesswoman Liz Mowatt. As well as helping share the obituary and funeral arrangements online, the service also promotes the charity chosen to receive donations in memory of the deceased. Mourners can use it create a personal Giving Tribute Card on the site that isthen printed out and kept by the bereaved.Mourners can also donate online to the chosen charity, 100% of which is passed to the charity including full donor and Gift Aid details. A Giving Tribute does not charge a fee to the bereaved or charities.www.agivingtribute.com In memoriam is most popular preference in obituary notices, says A Giving Tribute Tagged with: in memoriam 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.last_img read more

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As applications roll in, dean of admission focused on diversity

first_imgEmily Laffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/emily-laff/ White supremacy posters on TCU’s campus under investigation ReddIt Linkedin TCU admissions has 1,619 more applicants than it did at this time last year. + posts Emily Laffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/emily-laff/ Emily Laffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/emily-laff/ Emily Laff The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years TCU parking: No room on the asphalt Previous articleIce Girls bring heat to club hockey matchesNext articleBeginner’s cycling class removes intimidation Emily Laff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Students react to controversial speaker’s views on radical Islam ReddIt Twitter Twitter Emily Laffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/emily-laff/ Facebook printMore and more students want to be Horned Frogs.TCU is experiencing a year of unprecedented growth in terms of applicants and rising test scores. The number of applicants for this fall’s freshman class has increased by more than 1,000 since last year at this time.“We’re having a year like nothing I’ve ever even heard about before,” TCU Dean of Admission Ray Brown said.But with exceptional growth comes a renewed focus on implementing diversity, Brown said.“While I’m glad we’ve made gains in terms of students of color here, I don’t think there’s anybody around here who thinks we are where we need to be,” Brown said.The percentage of the non-white student population at TCU has risen by 6 percent in the last fifteen years.“I got here in 2000 when TCU was nine percent students of color – nine,” Brown said.After his arrival, Brown started thinking about ways to bring more minority students to campus.The Community Scholars Program was a product of this brainstorming. The program consists of exceptional students from urban high schools with high minority populations in Fort Worth, Arlington and Dallas. The program offers more than $3 million in scholarships to these students each year.The Community Scholars Program brings in 40 first-year students each fall.One of these scholars is Kaddeus Bailey, a first-year business major, from DeSoto High School. Bailey’s high school counselor initially told him about the Community Scholars Program, which meant an opportunity to attend TCU – something he never thought was a possibility.“TCU offered me a full-ride academic scholarship; without that, I don’t think I would be here,” Bailey said.While he knows he is a minority, Bailey said he has seen a growth in diversity, especially in the community TCU offers.“It’s a great campus family-wise, and everybody bonds well,” Bailey said.Brown said diversity goes deeper than race alone.“It’s not just students of color – we would like more Muslims here, we would like more Jewish kids here, we’d like more Buddhist kids here,” Brown said.Sociology professor Dr. Lynn Hampton said she believes in the importance of diversity on college campuses.Hampton said students need to learn how to address issues related to diversity because it will be part of their lives moving forward. The more diverse a student body is, the more perspectives students will be able to gain, she said.“I have heard from students that even though there are elements of diversity, it’s not necessarily celebrated across the board in the way that they would want it to be,” Hampton said.As the dean of admission, Brown said he is working to change that.“There is nobody putting pressure on this office more than we put pressure on ourselves,” Brown said. “The more divergent of ideas that we can expose folks [to], the more nimble you will be intellectually and more nimble you will be socially.“You’re never going to have this kind of laboratory again in your life.” Board approves tuition freeze, RRI actions but doesn’t act on eligibility issue spurred by Williams Facebook Emily Laff is a senior journalism major (and die-hard Broncos fan) from Denver, Colorado. When she is not out reporting she is most likely at a Krispy Kreme drive-through or in an aisle at Barnes & Noble. TCU tells Greeks: No Hazing Settlement reached between TCU, former professor in discrimination lawsuit Linkedinlast_img read more

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Guest Opinion | What is Proposition 64 Really All About?

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By CHRISTY ZAMANI, Executive Director, Day One Published on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 | 1:25 am Make a comment Herbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Subscribe Top of the News center_img Community News Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (“Prop 64”) legalized the cultivation, possession, and use of marijuana/cannabis by adults (age 21+) for nonmedical purposes. Approved by CA voters in November 2016, this law allows adults over the age of 21 to grow and possess marijuana for personal use, and use marijuana in their private residence. Prop 64 also signals the emergence of a commercial cannabis industry, which is expected to rival and even use some of the same tactics as the tobacco and alcohol industries.It continues to be unlawful to consume marijuana in public, and in places where smoking is prohibited, and illegal for anyone under 21 to be in possession of marijuana/cannabis. It is youth and minors under the age of 21 who face the most consequences for possession, use, and smoking in places where tobacco is prohibited.The penalties for youth possession, use and smoking include suspension or expulsion from school, Infraction, Misdemeanor, and fines and even jail time to minors 18+. Besides trouble with law enforcement, which continues to be a greater risk for people of color, penalties can cause more long-term consequences for youth because they impact access to financial aid, education and employment opportunities. Studies also suggest that exposure to marijuana ads for youth has increased sharply over the last seven years, and may encourage youth to increase use of marijuana.Despite the fact that no local permits for recreational cannabis operations have been issued in Pasadena to date, recreational (non-medical) marijuana and products are accessible in our community, and they are getting into the hands of youth. Examples of products available in our city today from illegal operators include high potency THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol)edibles that resemble popular flavored candy and snacks and wax concentrate for vaporizer pens.In 2017, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) reviewed the available scientific evidence on the health effects of cannabis and cannabis-derived products, and while noting substantial evidence of therapeutic effectiveness of medicinal cannabis for a few indications, the study noted evidence of association of cannabis use with harm in a wide range of areas. The NASEM study found “substantial evidence” to support the following conclusions:They associate cannabis use with increased risk of motor vehicle crashesThey associate maternal cannabis smoking during pregnancy with low birth weight in offspringUse of cannabis at an early age or more frequent use is a risk factor for developing dependency and addictionThey associate long-term cannabis smoking with worse respiratory symptoms and more frequent chronic bronchitis episodesThey associate cannabis use with increased risk of developing schizophrenia and other psychoses, with the highest risk among the most frequent usersIn addition, NASEM study found that emerging evidence suggests that early and frequent use of marijuana is associated with impaired academic achievement, harms to the developing brain such as decreased cognitive function, and increased risk of suicide. These also represent significant risks, especially for youth.Under the state law, each city can decide how to regulate cannabis. On June 5th of this year, Pasadena voters approved two ballot initiatives that reversed the cities prior ban on all marijuana sales and operations to allow a limited number of marijuana retailers, cultivation, and lab testing operators to legally operate in the city of Pasadena, as well as a tax structure to collect revenue from sales.With the promise of profit that is attracting businesses and entrepreneurs into our city, this is an important time to ask who will benefit and who will be harmed the most from marijuana sales in Pasadena? Best Practice regulations for retailers are needed to get things right and reduce harm to public health and safety and protect youth. The city is in a position to learn from best practices that have been used to regulate tobacco retailers and no-so good practices that have been implemented in cities in other states where marijuana is also legal. It is also important for all adults who interact and work with youth to know and understand the facts and gather around one unified message to empower youth and adults to make informed decisions about marijuana use.For resources and information about upcoming workshops please visit www.godayone.org. Day One Builds vibrant, healthy cities by advancing public health, empowering youth and igniting change.Day One is located at 175 North Euclid Ave, in Pasadena. For more information call (626) 229-9750 or visit https://www.godayone.org. 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