GamCare to launch new online gambling behaviour study

first_img Topics: Social responsibility Problem gambling Responsible gambling Responsible gambling AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 27th November 2020 | By Robert Fletcher “This research aims to make online gambling significantly safer, with the vision of developing knowledge and interventions that protect gamblers by moving them away from harm and towards protection in digital gambling environments,” GamCare explained. GamCare to launch new online gambling behaviour study Regions: UK & Ireland Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Available for free on the GamCare website, the solution was developed in partnership with debt charities and agencies, high street banks and gambling businesses, as well as people with lived experience of gambling harms. GamCare said the research team is now seeking participants for the first phase of the study, which will involve a one-hour, one-to-one interview via phone or video call with a researcher. Phase two will see a larger, quantitative study rolled out in order to form a wider understanding of problem gambling in the UK market. The interview will involve questions and answers to help the team understand online gambling habits, allowing participants to speak about their experiences, behaviours and feelings towards gambling on the internet. Email Address The project will comprise two phases, the first of which will focus around a small qualitative study with up to 20 participants who have gambled online in the last six months. Interviews, which will likely take place in early 2021, are open to people who have gambled online in the last six months. “Helping with this research will be extremely valuable and impact positively on the wider online gambling community.” Tags: GamCare Responsible gambling charity GamCare has linked up with LAB, City University and Ignition House on a new research initiative to better understand online gambling behaviours and identify potential indicators of vulnerability. The new initiative comes after GamCare in September launched a new toolkit to help UK financial institutions, gambling businesses and debt advice agencies identify and support customers experiencing gambling-related financial harms.last_img read more

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Access Bank Ghana (ACCESS.gh) Q12017 Interim Report

first_imgAccess Bank Ghana (ACCESS.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Access Bank Ghana (ACCESS.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Access Bank Ghana (ACCESS.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Access Bank Ghana (ACCESS.gh)  2017 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileAccess Bank Ghana is a leading financial institution in Ghana providing banking products and services for the institutional, commercial, business banking, treasury and personal banking segments. Its product offering ranges from current and savings accounts to vehicle and personal loans, banking services for women and private individuals, funds transfers and cardless banking. Access Bank Ghana provides relationship management services for corporate clients as well as corporate and structured finance services and investment and asset management services. Other services offered relate to cash management, trade finance, LPO financing, receivables discounting, leasing services and other major business transactions. The company is a subsidiary of Access Bank Plc. It operates 132 branches in the major towns and cities of Ghana, and has its headquarters in the capital city, Accra. Access Bank Ghana is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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French referee Jerome Garces

first_img Glasgow and Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg Former Wallaby skipper James Horwill on Quins’ jokers,… Get to know French referee Jerome GarcesHe’ll become the first Frenchman to referee a World Cup final when he takes charge of England v South Africa in Yokohama on Saturday 2 November, and this interview from last year should provide a little more insight into Jerome Garces…Who do you think is the funniest referee? Does it have to be a rugby referee? I would say a French soccer referee, Robert Wurtz. You should watch some videos of him. It’s just his body language, moving his arms around – he was very funny. I think players liked him because he was so funny.What’s your nickname? With my old friends it’s ‘Magique’. When I was a player I scored a drop-goal in the last minute of an important game and we won. It was a magic drop-goal and they called me Magique. I was a full-back.Do you joke with players? I don’t practise to do that but situations sometimes lead to jokes. In Europe, I did a game in Glasgow and I didn’t put on my rugby boots because it’s an artificial pitch. Instead, I wore my tennis shoes. All the players were really interested in my shoes and were joking about them.SIMILAR INTERVIEWS FROM RUGBY WORLD French referee Jerome Garces talks comedians, cake and a coffee shop debacle in our offbeat interview Downtime with… Stuart Hogg Do you have any… This article originally appeared in the April 2018 issue of Rugby World magazine. Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Expand Harlequins second-row and former Wallaby James Horwill Making his point: Jerome Garces is one of the world’s best rugby referees (Getty Images) What’s the funniest thing you have seen on the pitch?One day, in a game between two French clubs, there was a scuffle and all of the crowd, 5,000 people, were singing the name of one player involved. My assistant referee had raised his flag, so he gave me a report and gave me the same player’s number that the crowd were singing.When I called the player over, he was saying, “It’s not me, it’s not me.”I replied, “Yes, it’s you. My assistant saw you, 5,000 people saw you.”He then said “Sorry ref” and put his hand up to apologise to the crowd. All the crowd then applauded him. It was very funny.Do you have any phobias?Snakes – they’re terrible.If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why? After a game in Europe it is always the same: a very early start and then to the airport. I hate waking so early. If I could clap my hands and arrive straight at my house that would be perfect.Who would you like to be stuck in a lift with? I like the singer Adele, so it would be interesting to have a private concert from her.Hitting the right notes: Adele performs live in Melbourne (Getty Images)What really annoys you? Glasgow and Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg Expand Northampton and England hooker Dylan Hartley Northampton and England hooker Dylan Hartley Collapse White orcs, smartphones and Disney movies all crop… LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Throwing out the rubbish when it’s raining and cold.What about superstitions?None really, but I always use the same whistle. For 15 years I’ve used it and it hasn’t broken. I have to make sure I don’t forget it.What’s the silliest thing you’ve bought?The last stupid thing I bought was a hat for New Year. It wasn’t nice, just funny.Any embarrassing moments? Once, about four hours before a game, I was with my wife having a drink in a coffee shop. Then I went to the toilet and it stayed closed, I couldn’t open the door. I was locked in! I needed to call my wife to ask the owner to try to open the door. I was in there for about 30 minutes and was thinking I might have to call my manager to say I couldn’t make the game. When the door opened I thought if someone recognised me it would be embarrassing, so I left quickly!Who would be your three dream dinner party guests?The first one would be Zinedine Zidane, the 1998 captain of the France football team. I’m a big fan. The second one is a French comedian, Anne Roumanoff. She’s very funny. Then Thomas Pesquet, the French astronaut. It would be very interesting to chat with him about space.Golden moment: Zinedine Zidane lifts the Football World Cup in 1998 (Getty Images)What’s your guilty pleasure?Cake! I love all cakes and it’s difficult to say no. Every Sunday at home we have cake and my wife likes to make cakes.Who’d play you in a film of your life?My brother. He’s not an actor but if I can choose it would be him. I think he would do a really good version of me.How’d you like to be remembered?That’s really for other people to answer but I just want to be myself and natural.What was your first job?I worked at an aeronautic company for helicopters. I was still young when I decided to referee and the decision to be full-time was an easy one. I have two sons, aged 13 and 15, so the travelling is hard, but I really enjoy refereeing – it’s a huge part of my life.What’s your travel essential?My whistle! Harlequins second-row and former Wallaby James Horwilllast_img read more

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Churches reach out to help the unemployed

first_img Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Churches reach out to help the unemployed Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit a Press Release Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Events Rector Bath, NC By Pat McCaughanPosted Jan 24, 2012 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Collierville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Jackie Kraus says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Comments (1) Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR 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 Smithfield, NC This is Martice Scales, 24, at the HOPES Center is manager of retail operations at a fair trade store at the HOPES Center in Racine, Wisconsin. PHOTO/RVM[Episcopal News Service] Three years ago Martice Scales, 24, a boxer, musician and unemployed ex-felon in Racine, Wisconsin, had no job prospects and even less hope.Then a former teacher referred him to the Racine Vocational Ministry (RVM), an outreach of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and other local agencies and Scales has been on the fast track ever since.He’s been promoted twice, supervises five employees and currently manages retail operations at a fair trade store at the HOPES Center, which offers social services to impoverished Racine residents.“I started out as a late night barista,” he recalled. “Within a few months, I was full-time barista and then I got supervisory positions. I could tell they were grooming me for leadership; they were giving me more and more opportunities,” he said during a Jan. 19 telephone interview from Racine.He doubts any of it would have happened without RVM’s employment readiness and life skills classes. Courses “like financial management and how to deal with supervisors and how to interview and punctuality and dressing appropriately. They made me employment-ready,” he said.Jim Schatzman, RVM’s executive director, was a member of St. Luke’s outreach committee when the group was looking for a way to engage the community, he said during a recent interview from his Racine office.“Racine has led our state in unemployment for about 12 consecutive years, it’s a tough rust belt story,” he said. “We’ve lost more than 6,000 manufacturing jobs in the last seven or eight years.”So, assisting job-seekers seemed as good a place as any to start. The center opened its doors in 2002 and “we just placed the 2,000th employee, at an average of 200 people a year, in a relatively small community of about 89,000,” he said. “We feel we’re making a family and a community impact.”The agency has more than quadrupled its annual budget in a decade of operation, from $80,000 its first year to nearly $500,000 currently. “Our first year we placed 70 people; our second year the number was closer to 100. This last year, 2011, we placed over 300 people in jobs,” he said.Being the church makes a difference, especially for those who might mistrust government institutions, Schatzman said. “It also makes a difference in the way we welcome them when they get here, that somebody knows their name. They’re not the anonymous, faceless homeless anymore.”Scales agreed. “They helped me realize I was worth the effort they were making to help me. They also helped me forgive myself for doing stuff to be incarcerated. There’s very little you can say about yourself right after incarceration that makes you feel good,” he said.“Without them, I doubt I could ever have gotten my foot in the door. I’d still be struggling to even find temporary work. I don’t think employment is their specialty, people are their specialty.”RVM is just one example of the way Episcopal congregations around the country have begun responding to the needs of those affected by the tough economic times. They offer a range of free services, from resume review, career counseling and job-readiness training with a little bit of spiritual direction thrown in, for good measure.In San Bernardino County, California, where 2011 unemployment rates averaged four percentage points above the 8.5 percent national levels, the Rev. Barrett Van Buren decided to reach out and help local job seekers.About a year ago, Van Buren, a vocational deacon at St. John’s Episcopal Church in LaVerne, along with a parishioner, Vashti Major-Bliss, launched the Career Crossroads Ministry.The ministry has been meeting the first and third Sundays of each month, offering support, a meal, workshops, guest speakers, materials, training, concrete job openings and a spiritual dimension for those seeking employment, Van Buren said during a Jan. 22 interview. It boasts a 54 percent placement rate, assisting about 30 jobseekers thus far, and is expanding to include other congregations, as well as other communities, he said.For Gina Hosterman of Pomona, a Jan. 22 resume review with Van Buren and Major-Bliss felt like new hope.Although she has three years experience as a customer service representative, Hosterman, 24, like many in the work force, has been underemployed. She’d also seen three career counselors in eight months, to no avail. Currently she is employed on-call, demonstrating food products at local grocery stores—work neither satisfying nor steady, she said.“I’m not even going to be called in to work for the next month,” she said. “I just want full-time or part-time work. I have no preference for whatever field, I’ve lost my motivation and I’m having trouble setting goals for myself,” she told Van Buren and Major- Bliss.Part of the challenge is learning to develop self-assessment skills and to convey one’s gifts and talents successfully, “to give the traditional elevator or you in two speech—branding yourself in two minutes,” said Major-Bliss. “That’s the question everybody asks, ‘tell me about yourself.’ You want to be able to do that in a clear and concise manner.”Their hour-long meeting with Hosterman began and ended with prayer. Their resume review yielded possibilities for specific “and exciting” careers—like in marketing and graphic art—that Hosterman had overlooked. It also resulted in “homework—to conduct some informational interviews with professionals in those areas” before a follow-up session next month.“I don’t know what to say,” Hosterman said. “For the first time in a long time, I feel hopeful.”Resumes are a good starting place, agreed Chuck Utley, a parishioner at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Mountain View, California, in the Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real.Utley, and another St. Timothy’s parishioner, Dick Yarp, both retired business professionals, created the Employment Assistance Ministry (EAM) three years ago and began offering “resume upgrades.” Initially, the ministry was intended to assist people within the congregation, but quickly they expanded it to others outside the church, he said during a Jan. 20 telephone interview from his home.EAM has also partnered with the Career Actions Ministry offered by the Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, which provides job readiness training and skills, Utley said.But the first step to a successful job search is to scrutinize resumes because “a great job begins with a great resume,” he said. “Without one, networking is difficult.” To date, EAM has served about 44 job-seekers; 30 percent have found employment.For instance, EAM assisted a woman who was laid-off from an administrative assistant position in reworking her resume to focus on specific gifts. With the new resume, and coaching in interview and other skills through CAM, she was hired at a venture capital firm.“I thought initially that we’d appeal mostly to middle managers,” Utley said. “But we seem to have helped mostly women, from a variety of backgrounds. We’ve had people with master degrees and one person with a Ph.D. who came to see us, and we worked with them in terms of getting their resume shaped up, just like anybody else.”Being church offers a definite spiritual component to the counseling services. So did facing their own experiences of unemployment, said Van Buren and Major-Bliss, at St. John’s in LaVerne.Two years ago, Van Buren found himself unemployed after 16 years with ITT Educational Services, Inc. He discovered a desire to help others navigate the job market, he said. He is now employed at the San Joaquin Valley Community College but considers Crossroads Career Ministry (CCM) a special calling.Major-Bliss, a former director in a pharmaceutical company, just accepted a severance package on Jan. 18, she said. Sudden unemployment includes both challenges and opportunities, she said. “I’m on my own discernment path. Now that I’ve gotten past the initial feeling of not being valued, next is what am I going to do about this?”She added: “Sometimes God comes and says since you’re not going to move, I’m going to move you.”Similarly, after librarian Jennifer Dye was laid off from the Detroit Public Library in March, she decided to turn adversity into opportunity—and to spread it around.She created the Cathedral Center Network (CCN) at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, where she attends church in Detroit, Michigan.“As I librarian I really like helping people, I’m good at research, and this seemed to be something I could do to help others,” Dye said during a recent telephone interview from her home.CCN has only had one meeting so far but already Dye has employed her extensive research skills to assist participants in expanding contacts through such social media networks as LinkedIn.She also lined up participants with a speed-networking event loosely patterned after speed dating “although some people don’t exactly like that comparison,” she chuckled.“It’s a chance to meet a lot of other people, to learn a little about them, have them learn about you, and to build a network for yourself.” The theory is that the more you expand your personal network of contacts, the more opportunities you create for yourself to connect with employers and opportunities, she said.CCN is a free service available to anyone interested as she “works my way through unemployment,” Dye said. She is going on job interviews “but this isn’t something I’m just going to do until I get another job. This ministry will be ongoing as long as necessary. I’m trying to position myself so that I can take advantage of opportunities that come up.”For Endel Williams, 37, the Racine Vocational Ministry did just that—created opportunities. He jumped at them all.“I got out of prison in 2001 and started working a temporary services job not making much money. But, I just couldn’t move up. If I was still there today, I’d be making the same amount of money. Then I heard about RVM, and the rest is history,” he said.That was right after RVM began in 2002, he recalled.“We connected,” Williams said during a Jan. 20 telephone interview. Through RVM’s efforts, he has been employed with the city of Racine’s water utility company for the past five years, repairing broken water mains, and “it’s excellent,” he said.He also keeps in touch with RVM. “I’m still involved with RVM. I served on their board, and I’m on the executive committee. I’m there a couple times a week,” he said.“They don’t care if you’re black, white, Hispanic, Asian, if you come through their door and say you want help, you’re gonna get some help,” he said. “They don’t make money off you. They sit down, talk to you, explain things to you. Whatever I’ve needed in terms of help, advice, anything, they’ve been there.“But,” he added, “they didn’t give me anything. When I first started going there, they saw I was sincere. They supplied the opportunities and I took advantage of them.”–The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a correspondent for the Episcopal News Service. She is based in Los Angeles. 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Target drops two popular Brands

first_img Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Target announced that it will no longer carry the Mossimo and Merona brands, two brands that people have come to know as Target staples. The Wall Street Journal reported Target will be redesigning most of its fashion lines and one of their home decor lines.Customers will see a new women’s line of clothing called A New Day, a men’s line called Goodfellow & Co, an athleisure wear lined called JoyLab and a home decor line called Project 62. These brands will roll out as soon as September and October.New DayOn the Target website Mark Tritton, Target’s Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer talked more about the decision to launch these new lines.What’s the inspiration behind these new brands?Our new brands are all about the changing face of our guests—what they need, what they’re looking for from Target. When we took a close look at our existing assortment with this in mind, we saw a disconnect. We knew we’d need to refresh our offerings—and define new ones—so our guests continue to love what they’re discovering at Target and want to keep coming back, again and again.Does that mean our brands haven’t been working?Our brands have been solid performers. Take Cherokee and Circo in our kids’ business, for example—they were performing strongly, even in a difficult market. But we talked to our guests, looked at the data, and we realized that there was this huge opportunity to create a unique personality and own-able, differentiated point of view.When we took the leap and reinvented our approach, like when we launched Cat & Jack as our kids’ apparel line about a year ago, we’ve seen phenomenal results—not just in sales, but in loyalty, basket size and overall preference for Target. Cat & Jack is now one of our biggest owned brands and is a leader in the U.S. kids’ apparel industry. But it’s not just about creating a great product assortment—it’s how we bring the brand to life for our guests in stores, digitally and in our marketing, so that at every touchpoint, our guests understand that this brand’s not just new—it’s created especially for them.There’s designing a label, and then there’s building a brand. How does Target build brands that guests will love—and that will stand the test of time?As we’ve been creating these new brands, we’re thinking about the values we want to stand for 5, 10, 15 years down the line, so they’ll have real meaning and depth as we evolve. Everything we do is based not only on our guests’ needs today, but also where we see our brands forging a space tomorrow. To do this, we’re working and thinking differently at Target. We’ve embarked on the most extensive guest research we’ve ever done—and we’re using these insights not just to react, but to get in front of guests’ needs and expectations. It’s been an incredible journey, and the Target team’s had so much fun along the way. We can’t wait to see how our guests respond when these new brands launch.How do you think these new brands are going to change the way guests shop at Target?One new brand on its own isn’t going to change the way guests experience Target, though we definitely believe each of our exclusive brands will leave its mark. Big picture, it’s when you take all these new brands, combined with how we’re reimagining stores, continuing to enhance digital and investing in our business to meet guests’ changing needs that you start to feel a real difference. Taken together, these changes will create an experience—a new, fresh interpretation of the Tar-zhay that we know our guests love—that ultimately will drive preference and bring real, affordable joy to our guests’ everyday moments. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 TAGSTarget Previous articleThe merits of yoga to deal with low back painNext articleFlorida Hospital Part of 2017 Most Wired health system Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. A New Day is coming to Target You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment!last_img read more

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Indiana Pork Donates Ground Pork Meals to Feeding Indiana’s Hungry

first_img Indiana Pork Donates Ground Pork Meals to Feeding Indiana’s Hungry Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Pork Donates Ground Pork Meals to Feeding Indiana’s Hungry Facebook Twitter Previous articlePrairie Farms Dairy, Swiss Valley Farms Announce Merger AgreementNext article3 Hoosier Corn Growers are Yield Content Winners Gary Truitt By Gary Truitt – Dec 19, 2016 SHARE Facebook Twitter Indiana Pork is partnering with Feeding Indiana’s Hungry (FIsH), Indiana’s State Association of Food Banks, to donate 3,300 pounds of ground pork to be distributed to food banks across the state.   “We are grateful for the generosity of Indiana’s Pork producers and their commitment to providing Hoosiers at risk of hunger with Indiana raised pork.  Donating ground pork to our food banks helps clients eat healthier and access a nutritious protein source that is often difficult for them to afford,” said Emily Weikert Bryant, executive director of Feeding Indiana’s Hungry.The pork donation was made possible in part from a grant received from the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA).  ISDA awarded Indiana Pork a grant to promote the Indiana Pork tents at the 2016 Indiana State Fair.  For each pork meal upgrade purchased, Indiana Pork donated one ground pork meal to FIsH.  Fairgoers showed their love of the Indiana Pork tents during the State Fair and helped make it possible for Indiana’s 3,000 family-owned hog farms to donate 3,300 pounds of ground pork, feeding an estimated 13,173 Hoosiers.“The entire year, but especially during the Christmas season, Hoosiers are compassionate to the hunger issue around the state.  Indiana’s hog farmers feel privileged to help provide to those around the state who may be struggling a bit this holiday,” said Jeanette Merritt, director of checkoff programs at Indiana Pork.Feeding Indiana’s Hungry was created to maximize public-private partnerships that link hunger service providers, food producers, and processors from around the state  The partnerships enable food and funding resources to be more effectively identified and coordinated to better serve Hoosiers in need.  Learn more at  https://feedingindianashungry.org/ SHARElast_img read more

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Students travel to Arlington for Taylor Swift’s 1989 World Tour

first_imgFacebook Shelby Arnoldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shelby-arnold/ Many TCU students watched the Taylor Swift concert Saturday in Arlington. The Bottom brings back karaoke Thursdays and improves security Linkedin Twitter Shelby Arnold Previous articleStudents react to Fort Worth police no longer giving warnings at partiesNext articleeCollege to be replaced with new online system Shelby Arnold RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Shelby Arnoldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shelby-arnold/ Facebook ReddIt Shelby Arnoldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shelby-arnold/ Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods TCU students travel to Austin for ACL Shelby is a junior at TCU majoring in journalism with a business minor. She covers crime and public safety for TCU 360. ReddIt Shelby Arnoldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shelby-arnold/ + posts Library expansion causes change in security measures Linkedin Disruptive behavior at bus loadings causes increase in alcohol violations printMany TCU students attended the Taylor Swift 1989 World Tour concert at AT&T Stadium in Arlington Saturday night.Students who attended said it was one of the best concerts they have ever seen.“The concert was incredible,” Jess Walker, a junior business and geology major, said. “They had massive mega-screens that made it easy for everyone to see Taylor and everyone had light up wristbands that glowed and sparkled which made the crowd feel in touch with the music.”Sam Hudson, a junior business major, said these wristbands lit up to the beat of the songs and made the crowd come to life.Swift’s concerts have included special guests Vance Joy and Shawn Mendes. On Saturday, she surprised the audience with an extra guest, Ellie Goulding.“My favorite part of the concert was when she brought out Ellie Goulding,” Hudson said. “They sang ‘Love Me Like You Do,’ and it was awesome.”Students who attended said they have been Taylor Swift fans for a long time.“Ever since I heard ‘Love Story’ in eighth-grade I’ve been a fan,” junior political science major Clay Meenan said.“I’ve been a T-Swizzle fan forever,” junior economics major Tucker Seals said. “‘Our Song’ is the best. I jam out to her daily.”Last night’s audience included men and women of all ages who are Taylor Swift fans.“Being a male made it better,” Seals said. “Seeing her in person was just the best. We all sang along to every song and had a great time.”Taylor Swift is a seven-time Grammy winner and the only artist to have an album hit the one million first-week sales figure three times.“Every song Taylor sang was a hit, which made the concert all the more entertaining, and her outfits were incredible,” Walker said.Several students who attended said they would definitely attend another Taylor swift concert in the future.“I would attend every Taylor Swift concert if I could,” Seals said.“She was just an incredible performer,” Hudson said.Four TCU students attended Taylor Swift’s concert Saturday night in Arlington. ‘Liters for Life’ student campaign raises funds for global water crisis TCU social work majors go into the field to help support Fort Worth’s homelesslast_img read more

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Blanket Coverage Podcast – Episode 110 (West Coast Miracle, LJ running wild, Zags/Mavs looking good)

first_imgReddIt 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC East Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods Facebook Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC West TAGSBasketballcbbcfbfootballnbancaaNFLTCU Basketball Jack is a junior journalism major and studio art minor from Atlanta, Georgia. He enjoys everything sports and co-runs the Blanket Coverage podcast as well as photographs for TCU360. 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special Twitter Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ printJack and Noah look over Week 15 of NFL action, including the Falcon’s miracle win over the 49ers, a huge Titans loss to the Texans, and a Rams thumping by the Cowboys. In hoops talk, we look at the Mavs ending the Buck’s win streak (without Luka), and more excellent Gonzaga basketball. We also touch on some more big upsets, like Minnesota ending No. 3 Ohio State’s perfect season. Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ + posts Linkedin ReddIt Jack Wallace Facebook 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC West Twitter Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ Previous articleBlanket Coverage Podcast – Episode 109 (Battle in the Bayou, Chiefs dub, Army/Navy Preview)Next articleTCU fined, put on probation by NCAA for paying student-athletes for work they didn’t complete Jack Wallace RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU News Now 4/28/2021 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special Linkedinlast_img read more

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Sadness for Harry

first_imgLimerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WhatsApp Twitter Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisement Previous articleGovernment will stay strong on law and orderNext articleBook sun holidays early to avoid disappointment Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Linkedin Email Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashcenter_img WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Facebook TAGSHarry Murnanelimerick NewsSadness for HarryBy Bernie English – February 16, 2016 1202 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print LIMERICK city is united in grief with a well-known and respected business family on the sudden death of family member, Harry Murnane.Mr Murnane  (MBA) was the son of Jeanne Higgins and the nephew of Liam Higgins , who is the current proprietor of Billy Higgins of Sarsfield Street and Dromoland, a family business in the heart of the city for more than fifty years.He is predeceased by his father, John and survived by his mother, Jeanne (nee Higgins)  brother Johnny, sister in law Carine , nephew Liam, cousins and great friends William and Vivyan and god children, Callie, Dave and Trish.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The late Mr Murnane is reposing at Thompson’s funeral home this Thursday, February 18 from 6pm with removal at 7.30pm. Requiem Mass will be at St Munchin’s  church at Clancy Strand on Friday February 19 at noon with burial afterwards in Mount St Oliver cemetery.Family flowers only with donations in lieu to Harrys Birthday Challenge project for Make a Wish foundation or Milford Care centre. Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” last_img read more

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Best Housing Bets for Vets

first_img 2018-06-13 Alison Rich The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Alison Rich has a long-time tenure in the writing and editing realm, touting an impressive body of work that has been featured in local and national consumer and trade publications spanning industries and audiences. She has worked for DS News and MReport magazines—both in print and online—since they launched. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago June 13, 2018 1,271 Views Best Housing Bets for Vets Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: National Mortgage Servicing Association Petitions FCC on TCPA Regs Next: Rental Investment: Teaming to Benefit the Bottom Line Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post About Author: Alison Rich Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Best Housing Bets for Vets Veterans gearing up to grab a nicely priced home might want to set their sights on Virginia Beach, Virginia, according to a recent Redfin report, which identified the most affordable U.S. metros for that cohort. In Virginia Beach, 38.1 percent of for-sale houses fall into the affordable category. Memphis marches in next at 36.3 percent, Indianapolis stakes out position No. 3 at 26 percent, and Louisville, Kentucky, nets the fourth most-affordable post with 25.3 percent of marketed abodes there at prices that are viable for vets, Redfin says.Sunny news aside, the study also uncovered a sobering statistic. Of the 600,000-plus residential properties currently listed for sale in the nation’s most populated metropolitan areas, a mere 8.9 percent are affordable for someone earning the local median veteran income. That’s down from 27.4 percent in 2012, the company reports. Since then, house prices have swelled by 55.3 percent in those metros. Veterans’ median incomes, by stark contrast, have grown by a scant 1.6 percent from 2012 to 2016. All of the analyzed markets posted a drop in their share of listings affordable to veterans in the past six years, Redfin notes.By the way, the least affordable market on Redfin’s list: San Jose, California, followed by Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, and Phoenix.As for female veterans, the housing situation is even more challenging for them, with just 6.2 percent of currently listed residences across the 45 metros selling at prices they can afford, compared to 9.1 percent for male vets.Historically, the affordability of VA loans has been a primary reason why the homeownership rate among vets has been higher than for the general populace, says Redfin Chief Economist Nela Richardson. That trend, however, might be doing an about-face, she notes.  “Homeownership among active-duty military declined significantly during the housing crisis and remains at historic lows. Veteran homebuyers are battling affordability as the fast pace, high prices, and low inventory in today’s market make it hard to compete with all-cash buyers,” Richardson said. “U.S. housing policy should continue to ensure that the people who serve our country also have the opportunity to invest in our country through homeownership.” in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

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