FanDuel takes top spot as Indiana sportsbooks bring in $17.0m in February

first_img FanDuel takes top spot as Indiana sportsbooks bring in $17.0m in February Regions: US Indiana Sports betting 12th March 2021 | By Daniel O’Boyle Read the full story on iGB North America Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Indiana’s regulated sports betting market saw handle increase 31.6% year-on-year to $273.9m in February, a growth of almost $100m, although both revenue and handle dipped when compared to January. Email Addresscenter_img Penn National Gaming’s Ameristar East Chicago and its DraftKings sportsbook proved to be the most successful, contributing 58% – $114.95m – of the total handle. Basketball remains the most popular sport to bet on by some distance, up 29% from 2020 and drawing in $127.2m in wagers. That figure represents almost double what was spent on parlay bets, which totaled $66.4m. Tags: DraftKings FanDuel Adjusted gross revenue for February came to $17.0m, which represents 53.2% year-on-year growth but is a decrease from the figures posted in January.  Topics: Finance Sports betting Online sports betting Retail sports betting Sportsbook AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

National Insurance Corporation Limited (NIC.ug) 2017 Annual Report

first_imgNational Insurance Corporation Limited (NIC.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about National Insurance Corporation Limited (NIC.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Insurance Corporation Limited (NIC.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Insurance Corporation Limited (NIC.ug)  2017 annual report.Company ProfileNational Insurance Corporation Limited (now NIC Holdings Limited) is a leading insurance company in Uganda. It was established in 1964 as a wholly-owned government parastatal; and privatised in 2005 with Industrial and General Insurance Plc (IGI) purchasing a 60% stake in the insurance business through its special purpose vehicle, Corporate Holdings Limited. IGI is the largest private sector insurer and fastest growing insurance company in Nigeria, with operations in Ghana, Gambia, Uganda, Rwanda, Europe and America. The company established two wholly-owned subsidiaries; NIC General Insurance Company Limited (NIC General) which took over the general insurance business; and NIC Life Assurance Company Limited (NIC Assurance) which took over individual and group life assurance. National Insurance Corporation Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Forget the top Cash ISA rate. I’d pocket 4%+ from FTSE 100 dividend shares in 2020

first_img Peter Stephens | Saturday, 28th December, 2019 | More on: ^FTSE Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Interest rates are not expected to rise significantly in 2020. Brexit concerns and an uncertain outlook for the world economy could cause the Bank of England to retain a cautious stance when it comes to monetary policy.As such, the returns on money held in a Cash ISA could continue to be highly disappointing. They may even lag inflation in 2020. This contrasts with the income prospects of FTSE 100 shares, which offer an average yield of 4%.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…This could mean that now is the right time to buy FTSE 100 shares instead of having a Cash ISA. They may also offer capital growth in the coming years that helps to improve your financial future.Low interest ratesWhile obtaining a 1.5% interest rate on your cash may not sound like a bad idea, in the long run it could lead to a loss of spending power. Inflation is expected to be around 2% in 2020, which means that the real-terms return on your capital is set to be around -0.5%, or even worse.This situation is unlikely to change while risks such as Brexit continue to cause the outlook for the UK economy to be uncertain. They may lead to policymakers deciding that being supportive of the wider economy through adopting lower interest rates that encourage consumers to spend is important. This may prove to be bad news for savers and holders of Cash ISAs.Growing dividendsAs mentioned, the FTSE 100 yields around 4% at the present time. However, around a quarter of its members have yields that are in excess of 5%. This suggests that it is possible to build a diverse portfolio of shares that together offer an income return that is significantly higher than 4%. This is double the rate of inflation, and would therefore enhance your spending power.Additionally, the FTSE 100 offers dividend growth potential. Many of its members are forecast to increase their profitability in 2020 and the coming years. This may enable them to pay a rising level of dividends that beats inflation. The end result could be an income that is much higher than that offered by a Cash ISA over the long run.Capital returnsAlthough obtaining capital returns may not be your priority at the present time, the FTSE 100’s track record shows that it has a solid history of growth. For example, it has recorded capital growth of almost 6% since inception. This trend may continue in the long run – especially since many of its members seem to trade on low valuations at the present time.Therefore, switching your capital from a Cash ISA to FTSE 100 shares could be a good move. It may improve your income prospects and offer capital returns in the long run. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Forget the top Cash ISA rate. I’d pocket 4%+ from FTSE 100 dividend shares in 2020 Peter Stephens 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 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. Image source: Getty Images. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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Cheap UK stocks: here’s where I’d invest to try to double my money

first_img I think there’s a bit of a misconception that large FTSE 100 or FTSE 250 stocks cannot offer strong returns to an investor like myself. Sure, most won’t exhibit the wild day-by-day swings of some AIM penny stocks or Bitcoin, but this doesn’t mean I can’t necessarily double my money over the course of a year or more. For example, there were eight FTSE 100 stocks that I could have bought a year ago that would have delivered 100% returns. These cheap UK stocks at the time would have made for a good investment back then. But what about now?Learning from past examplesIf I’m trying to target cheap UK stocks now, then a good start is to look at the characteristics of stocks that were cheap and have now doubled in value. The eight stocks I mentioned actually sit in several different sectors.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…Anglo-American, Glencore and Antofagasta are examples from the mining and commodity space. This area has seen a large share price increase over the past year. This has been partly down to movements in commodity prices.However, there has also been significant volatility along the way. I think back to this time last year when oil briefly dipped into negative territory for the first time ever. Such volatility will always be in play when buying stocks in this area, and is a risk I need to remember.Another area that included cheap UK stocks a year ago but that rose in the subsequent 12 months was ‘stay-at-home’ companies. These included Kingfisher and Entain. Kingfisher operates DIY and hardware stores, and with lockdown, a lot of us took on such projects. Entain owns online gambling brands, which also performed well with us all stuck at home.Trying to find cheap UK stocks nowWhat can I learn from the past performance of those companies? One lesson is that investors moved funds to reflect what was going on in the UK economy (such as lockdown). In the coming year, it looks like reopening stocks could outperform. Given that some have been ignored in the past year, I think this area offers cheap UK stocks right now.For example, I wrote a piece this week running through Grainger, a FTSE 250 stock. It’s a large UK residential landlord, reporting results next week. If the company is seeing increased rental demand, and has a positive outlook in this regard, I think that it could look to double in price as investors sell out of ‘stay-at-home’ stocks and move to reopening ones.Another lesson from the past year is that indirect factors such as commodity prices can have a large positive impact on the share price performance. I personally don’t think that commodities will see a big rally in 2021, and given the already strong moves seen in the stocks mentioned above, I wouldn’t invest.However, I think an external factor such as demand for Covid-19 vaccines is something that could act like a commodity. In this way, I think AstraZeneca could benefit. If GlaxoSmithKline also successfully markets a vaccine, I feel this could be a stock to buy that looks relatively cheap at the moment.Weighing all my options, I’m looking to buy Grainger shares after results next week as my next stock purchase. And I’m considering buying AstraZeneca as well. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Jonathan Smith | Thursday, 6th May, 2021 jonathansmith1 has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended GlaxoSmithKline. 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. 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Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address Cheap UK stocks: here’s where I’d invest to try to double my money 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

2019 Rugby World Cup: England 39-10 Argentina

first_img 2019 Rugby World Cup: England 39-10 ArgentinaHead-to-headPlayed – 24England wins – 19Argentina wins – 4Draws – 1Did You Know?Four years after being eliminated after their third match, England became the first team to clinch a quarter-final berth.Pumas hooker Agustin Creevy came on for his 88th Test appearance, overtaking Felipe Contepomi’s Argentina record of 87.Tomas Lavanini’s red card was the fifth at this World Cup – a new record. There were four red cards at the 1995 and 1999 tournaments.Ben Youngs and Dan Cole each won their 91st cap, overtaking Jonny Wilkinson to lie joint third in England’s all-time list.Jonny May has scored 15 Test tries since the start of 2018 – more than any other player.Luke Cowan-Dickie has scored a try in all three of England’s matches at Japan 2019.Related: Rugby World Cup FixturesIn a nutshellThere was a real tension before kick-off, with fans bouncing in the build-up and the accumulative pressures of England hoping to prove they weren’t “boring” and the general closeness of the pool adding to it. In the 12th minute there was even an all-in as Pablo Matera put a late hit on Ben Youngs.It was all set to be one of those slugfests. But when Tomas Lavanini got a red card in the 18th minute all that was left was some frustration on the way to an inevitable result. England got their bonus point win.Telling moment: Tomas Lavanini gets his red card (Getty Images)People will say the card ruined the contest – and it did – but there was no hiding for the big man. He failed to bend with Owen Farrell running right at him, and after his shoulder thumped the England captain’s head, the colour of referee Nigel Owens’s card was set. His World Cup is over.It was a scrappy affair before and after the card – Farrell missed all four of his shots at goal in the opening 40 and there are serious questions of why on earth he did not leave the field for an HIA – but the advantage was always going to tell. The second half was business-like for Eddie Jones’s charges.England’s first try came from knocking a ball into the opposition 22 and making them run it out of bounds. When the lineout plunged towards the line it was brought down, leaving George Ford to draw two defenders and send Jonny May over for the score.England toiled with their man advantage after the carding, and it took until the 35th minute for Elliot Daly to add a second try. Again the forwards went close, with Maro Itoje an eyelash away from the try-line. Farrell was sent the ball from that ruck, and he slung it to Daly who, with May screaming on his outside, arced in between Matias Moroni and Emiliano Bofelli.Five minutes into the second half Ford wrapped up the try bonus, crashing over from a few metres out as England marched forward. Farrell finally got his shooting boots on, slotting a settling conversion.England cracked open from set-piece in the final quarter as a switch in midfield set Matias Moroni racing through for a retaliatory try, but they closed up again. As Jack Nowell took a ball tight to the right flank – this being the wing’s reintroduction to Test rugby having not played since 1 June – he bounced into three defenders and went wheeling in the opposite direction to score a converted try.Breaking away: Santiago Carreras hurdles the defence (Getty Images)It was all rounded off by a driven for Luke Cowan-Dickie and then another all-in. Job done: Elliot Daly and Jonny May celebrate a try (Getty Images) Follow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features. England guarantee their progress to the knock-outs after defeating 14-man Argentina England Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Expand Argentina Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide England Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide After a disastrous home World Cup in 2015,… Rugby World Cup Groups Rugby World Cup Groups Los Pumas failed to make it to the… After the pushing and shoving ended, Farrell slotted the conversion.Related: Rugby World Cup TV CoverageStar ManThere was an intensity to the ball-throw celebration from George Ford as he started the second the half with a try of his own. It often feels like he is out there trying to prove a point when he directs play for England now.With a man down, England needed to build pressure and slot kicks in behind. His luck was in when he slid a kick into Pumas territory and it went out after hitting the pylon in the left corner but he also knocked a precision clearance into the right-hand corner too. When a blitz came up he dinked it over the top.He was making decisions quickly and he was accurate. It was not sexy – but in a game when nothing was, it’s the efficiency you admire.Going over: George Ford dives in from a few yards (Getty Images)The ReactionEngland head coach Eddie Jones: “We’re exactly where we wanted to be, with 15 points after three games, we’ve played in front of a fantastic crowded Tokyo stadium and that’s that’s another great day for the World Cup.”Argentina head coach Mario Ledesma: “Well, obviously after the red card it became really hard. We made many easy mistakes that we could have avoided, especially in the second half. We couldn’t build momentum and we were with a guy less. So we needed a clear goal. We had a couple of good plays that we couldn’t play. And obviously, in the second half, it became too hard for the boys.”The teamsEngland: Elliot Daly; Anthony Watson (Jack Nowell 68), Manu Tuilagi, Owen Farrell (captain), Jonny May, George Ford (Henry Slade 68), Ben Youngs (Willi Heinz 47); Joe Marler (Mako Vunipola 63), Jamie George (Luke Cowan-Dickie 65), Kyle Sinckler (Dan Cole 62), Maro Itoje, George Kruis (Courtney Lawes 55), Tom Curry, Sam Underhill, Billy Vunipola (Lewis Ludlam 40).Tries: May 8, Daly 35, Youngs 43, Ford 45, Nowell 73, Cowan-Dickie 80. Cons: Farrell 3. Pen: Farrell.Argentina: Emiliano Boffelli; Matias Moroni, Matias Orlando (Bautista Delguy 57), Jeronimo de la Fuente, Santigo Carreras, Benjamin Urdapilleta (Lucas Mensa 60), Tomas Cubelli (Felipe Ezcurra 60); Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro (Mayco Vivas 49), Julian Montoya (Agustin Creevy), Juan Figallo (Santiago Medrano), Guido Petti (Tomas Lezana 54), Tomas Lavanini, Pablo Matera (captain), Marcos Kremer, Javier Ortega Desio (Matias Alemanno).Try: Moroni 70. Con: Boffelli. Pen: Urdapilleta.Red card: Lavanini 18. Also make sure you know about the Groups, Warm-ups, Dates, Fixtures, Venues, TV Coverage, Qualified Teams by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Collapse Argentina Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Expand LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS A rundown of the Rugby World Cup groups…last_img read more

Emiten los obispos de las seis diócesis de Texas una…

first_img New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Advocacy Peace & Justice, Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Press Release Service Rector Smithfield, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Posted Jul 8, 2019 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 Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Refugees Migration & Resettlement Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Rector Collierville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Belleville, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY [8 de julio 2019] Somos los obispos de las seis diócesis episcopales en Texas. Al menos 700 de las casi 2,000 millas de la frontera entre U.S. y México se encuentran en Texas.Todo Texas siente el impacto de todo lo que sucede en nuestra frontera sur. Lo sentimos a través de nuestras familias, muchas de las cuales tienen raíces antiguas profundas en las tierras del sur de los Estados Unidos. Lo sentimos en nuestra economía, ya que México es el mayor socio comercial de Texas. Lo sentimos en nuestra cultura, ya que Texas era parte de México antes de ser parte de los Estados Unidos. Pero, sobre todo, lo sentimos en nuestras almas, porque estos son nuestros vecinos y los amamos.Escribimos para denunciar las condiciones en los centros de detención ubicados en nuestra frontera porque somos cristianos y Jesús es inequívoco.Debemos orar sin cesar por todos los involucrados; por los refugiados, los funcionarios electos y las fuerzas del orden, al mismo tiempo abogamos por el trato digno de los seres humanos que se abarrotan en nuestra frontera mientras huyen del terror y la violencia de sus países de origen.Hacemos un llamado a nuestros líderes estatales y nacionales para que rechacen la formulación de políticas basadas en el miedo que se dirige a las personas que simplemente buscan seguridad y la oportunidad de vivir y trabajar en paz. La situación en la frontera es, a ciencia cierta, una crisis. Los refugiados vienen desesperados y el personal de la frontera está bajo mucho estrés.Hacemos un llamado a nuestros líderes para que confíen en la bondad, generosidad y la fortaleza de nuestra nación. Dios nos ha bendecido abundantemente. Con ello viene la capacidad y la responsabilidad de bendecir a los demás.Hacemos esto porque a los cristianos se nos ha llamado a amar a nuestro prójimo como a nosotros mismos. Y la forma en la cual debemos tratar a nuestros vecinos, especialmente a los niños, está escrito claramente en el evangelio según San Mateo 18: 2-6:“Llamó a un niño pequeño y lo colocó entre ellos. Y él dijo: “En verdad les digo que, a menos que cambien y se conviertan como un niño pequeño, nunca entrarán en el reino de los cielos. Por lo tanto, quien toma la posición humilde como la de un niño es el más grande en el reino de los cielos. Y el que reciba a uno de esos niños en mi nombre, a mí me recibe. ‘Si alguien hace que uno de estos pequeños, que creen en mí, tropiece, sería mejor para ellos tener una gran piedra de molino colgada alrededor de su cuello y ser ahogado en las profundidades del mar.’”Debemos cuidar a los niños, protegerlos y mantenerlos seguros.Pero ¿y si son extranjeros? El mensaje de Dios en las Escrituras hebreas, Levítico 19: 33-34, tambiénes muy claro: “Cuando un extranjero reside entre ustedes en su tierra, no lo maltraten. El extranjero que reside entre ustedes debe ser tratado como uno de ustedes. Ámalo como a ti mismo, porque eras extranjero en Egipto. Yo soy el Señor, tu Dios.Y otra vez, en Mateo 25: 31-40. “Tenía hambre y me diste de comer, tuve sed y me diste de beber, fui forastero y me recibiste.” Y en Mateo 25:40: “De cierto os digo, como lo hiciste con uno de los más pequeños, me lo hiciste a mí.”Esto no es una solicitud de fronteras abiertas. Esto no significa que la inmigración no sea un proceso complicado. Este es un llamado a establecer un sistema justo y humano para movilizar a los solicitantes de asilo y refugiados a través del sistema tal como lo exige la ley. La búsqueda de asilo no es ilegal. De hecho, las personas en nuestra frontera están siguiendo la ley cuando se presentan ante las autoridades fronterizas.El asilo es una protección otorgada a ciudadanos extranjeros que ya se encuentran en los Estados Unidos o en la frontera y cumplen con la definición de derecho internacional de “refugiado”, esto es, “una persona que no puede o no quiere regresar a su país de origen por qué no puede obtener protección en ese país, debido a la persecución o al temor de ser perseguido en el futuro 'por motivos de raza, religión, nacionalidad, pertenencia a un grupo social particular u opinión política.’ ”.El Congreso incorporó esta definición a la ley de inmigración de los U.S. En la Ley de Refugiados de 1980. La Ley de Refugiados estableció dos vías para obtener el estatus de refugiado; ya sea en el extranjero como refugiado reasentado o en los Estados Unidos como solicitante de asilo.Como cristianos, buscamos seguir los imperativos bíblicos y morales de nuestro Señor. Además, Los Estados Unidos tiene obligaciones legales a través del derecho internacional, así como nuestra propia ley de inmigración de brindar protección a aquellos que califican como refugiados.Y mientras que las autoridades fronterizas pueden detener a los solicitantes de asilo, los tribunales les han ordenado que lo hagan en “condiciones seguras e higiénicas.” Informes de noticias creíbles que documentan condiciones inseguras, especialmente para los niños, han dejado claro que esto no está ocurriendo de manera consistente y sostenida, debido a que los recursos y el personal se ven abrumados por la situación.Esta nación tiene los recursos para tratar a estos refugiados humanamente. Hacemos un llamado a nuestros líderes para que tengan la voluntad de hacerlo rápidamente.The Episcopal Diocese of DallasThe Rt. Rev. George SumnerThe Episcopal Diocese of Fort WorthThe Rt. Rev. J. Scott MayerThe Rt. Rev. Sam B. HulseyThe Rt. Rev. Rayford B. High Jr.Episcopal Diocese of Northwest TexasThe Rt. Rev. J. Scott MayerThe Episcopal Diocese of the Rio GrandeThe Rt. Rev. Michael Buerkel HunnThe Episcopal Diocese of TexasThe Rt. Rev. Andrew Doyle,The Rt. Rev. Jeff W. FisherThe Rt. Rev. Kathryn M. RyanThe Episcopal Diocese of West TexasThe Rt. Rev. David ReedThe Rt. Rev. Jennifer Brooke-DavidsonMayores informes al:In the Diocese of Texas, Communication Director Tammy Lanier, [email protected] the Diocese of the Rio Grande, Canon to the Ordinary Raymond Raney, [email protected] the Diocese of Fort Worth, Communication Director Katie Sherrod, [email protected] the Diocese of Northwest Texas, Diocesan Administrator Elizabeth Thames, [email protected] the Diocese of West Texas, Director of Marketing and Communications Emily Kittrell, [email protected] the Diocese of Dallas, Communication Director Kimberly Durnan, [email protected] Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Events Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC center_img Rector Pittsburgh, PA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Bath, NC Emiten los obispos de las seis diócesis de Texas una declaración colaborativa lamentando las condiciones inhumanas en las fronteras de nuestro país. Llaman a los líderes nacionales y estatales a tomar acción. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Hopkinsville, KY Rector Martinsville, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Tags Rector Tampa, FL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Jobs & Calls Curate Diocese of Nebraska Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Knoxville, TN Submit an Event Listinglast_img read more

The Concave House / TAOA

first_img “COPY” Save this picture!Courtesy of TAOA+ 26 Share Architects: TAOA Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/87419/the-concave-house-tao-lei-architect-studio Clipboard “COPY” China ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/87419/the-concave-house-tao-lei-architect-studio Clipboard Year:  Projects CopyAbout this officeTAOAOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCulturalOpen PlanCultural CenterHousesChinaPublished on November 10, 2010Cite: “The Concave House / TAOA” 10 Nov 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamcenter_img ArchDaily Area:  5000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•China Architects:Tao Lei Architect StudioProject Area:3,000 sqmCountry:ChinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of TAOARecommended ProductsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesText description provided by the architects. This project, including multiple functions such as residence, studio and gallery, is specially designed for Mr. Dazhong Feng who is a prestigious artist in China. The site is located at the downtown area in Benxi, Liaoning Province, facing mountains which turn into the best landscape view for this project. With the aim of relieving the conflicts between the fast pace of urban lifestyle and the peaceful mind of the artist, this project is intended to create a harmonious internal space and interaction between nature and architecture. The building is neither constructed for public nor purely for private purpose. Therefore, it not only requires a quiet living space for the artist but also a dynamic gallery space for visitors. As a whole the building is filled with profound cultural experience.Save this picture!Courtesy of TAOADesign concept1) The AO (凹) shapeThe building is inspired by the Chinese character 凹, which also means concave. The shape is a cube with all side roofs inclining downwardly to the centre. Three inter-connected yards create the atmosphere that all views are pulled into the internal of the building. This concept also coincidentally matches a traditional Chinese housing design mode. The roofs are designed to blocks out the vision of buildings surrounded so that when people standing at the platform in the middle of the rooftop, they can only feel the sky, the moon light, themselves, and the time passing by.Save this picture!Courtesy of TAOASave this picture!Courtesy of TAOA2) The inner court yardsWithin the brick cube, the artistic creation of the book yard, the bamboo yard, and the mountain yard has made the interior space unique and full of surprise while the exterior is stable and serious. These yards are like Chinese lantern lightening the rooms surrounding them and creating a dramatic atmosphere. This design origins form traditional Chinese building mode and culture but using a modern way of expression and regional criticism to reconsider traditions, which lead to the result of an oriental modern architecture.Save this picture!Courtesy of TAOASave this picture!ModelSave this picture!Courtesy of TAOA3) The brick skinSince the site is located in the north-eastern China, thermal insulation becomes crucial. A custom-made 600mm long brick can solve this problem and the colour makes people feel warm. Being different from the roughness and hard character of the single brick, the skin is specially designed as a translucent coating which has opening grew out and faded away. It forms into a network of tension and blurs the boundary between interior and exterior.Save this picture!Courtesy of TAOASave this picture!Courtesy of TAOA4) The twin wallsThe twin walls create the entrance of the building, also acting as the courtyard walls that clarify the boundary. The inner wall that is parallel to the building uses the same design method as the translucent building skins. The outer wall is solid and draws the boundary line of the site. These twin walls form a triangle water garden pointing to the entrance and the concrete entrance extends out from the walls creating a sculpture-liked space.Save this picture!Courtesy of TAOAProject gallerySee allShow lessFive Architects: A North American AnthologyArticlesUpdate: Kristiansund Opera and Culture Center / C. F. Møller ArchitectsArticles Share 2010 The Concave House / TAOASave this projectSaveThe Concave House / TAOA The Concave House / TAOA Houseslast_img read more

Fire safety activities to provide fun last day for “Camp B.L.U.E.”

first_imgFacebook Joey McReynolds Linkedin Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ Facebook Twitter + posts Twitter Previous articleTCU aims to help students with on-campus resourcesNext articleFrogs and Bears downplay rivalry at Big 12 Media Days Joey McReynolds RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Fort Worth to present development plan for Berry/University area near TCU printCamp B.L.U.E., a camp put on by Alliance For Children, will come to a close tomorrow on Texas Christian University’s campus.Alliance For Children is a children’s advocacy center in Fort Worth that works with children who have suffered from child abuse, taking steps to ensure that child isn’t victimized again.According to their website, the camp is held for children who have been or are being served through one of Alliance For Children’s centers.  The event is intended to help with building, learning, understanding and empowering (B.L.U.E.).“We’re very excited about the event,” Kyle Faulkner, public information officer for the Forth Worth Fire Department, said. “I think everyone is 100 percent on board and trying to create a memorable event for these children.”Brian Martin, emergency management coordinator at Texas Health Resources, said Texas Health is providing the shelter without any charge to Alliance For Children.“We think it’s a good cause,” Martin said. “That’s why Texas Health decided to provide the shelter for the kids.”He said tomorrow’s events will include an obstacle course, along with fire safety activities.Martin said the multipurpose shelter, often used for disaster preparedness, will be used for a cool down and lunch area. The shelter is set up in the TCU parking lot located on Lubbock Ave., while other events throughout the day will take place in Rees-Jones Hall.The camp will begin tomorrow at 8 a.m.  The closing ceremony is scheduled to take place at 4 p.m.Events are invite only.  Out of respect for the children, no pictures or video will be allowed.For additional information, visit Alliance For Children’s Facebook. Linkedin Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ Trump to appear at Fort Worth Convention Center The109: senior minister at University Christian Church announces resignation Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ Fort Worth Firefighters Charities posts signs for drowning prevention month ReddIt ReddIt Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more

Council mulls city manager appointment

first_img By admin – March 18, 2018 WhatsApp Facebook Council mulls city manager appointment Council appoints interim city managerInterim city attorney says ‘this is a new day’ Pinterest Previous articleELAM: U.S. gains lead in oil productionNext articleFood bank chief transforms agency into a ‘shining star’ admin WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Facebook Twitter Michael Marrero, interim Odessa city manager. It’s been about six months since the Odessa City Council named Michael Marrero the interim city manager, but the city leaders have yet to name him permanently to the post or consider any other candidates.But council members will likely appoint Marrero in the coming weeks, said District 4 Councilman Mike Gardner. Gardner said from the beginning, council members and Marrero had discussed an interim period of about six months as ideal.“There hasn’t been a search for anybody else,” Gardner said. “He’s got the most experience, and he has been in on this hotel/conference center deal from the beginning. He knows our city as well as anyone around.”Marrero, who has worked for the city for two decades, served as former City Manager Richard Morton’s top deputy, managing departments of the city that deal directly with the public apart from fire and police services. Those included parks, public works, code enforcement and planning and zoning.In the top post, which works most closely with the City Council, he began overseeing everything. Marrero said he has not sought city manager jobs elsewhere or discussed an appointment with the council in months because of more pressing city work.“I’m really enjoying the role now, but as some point I’m sure we’ll discuss it,” Marrero said, adding he plans to apply for the permanent post. “This is home, so yeah.”Three City Council members had combined to remove Morton on Sept. 12 — District 1 Councilman Malcolm Hamilton, District 3 Councilwoman Barbara Graff and District 5 Councilman Filiberto Gonzales. All five City Council members approved Marrero’s interim appointment about a week later.In November, the City Council approved a raise for Marrero to more than $188,000 to reflect his new duties in the top administrative role.“I wouldn’t want to change it, and he’s done a good job in the last six months,” Gardner said.In addition to the city manager job, a decision on a new city attorney also lies ahead for the City Council following the resignation of Larry Long, who was allowed to retire at the end of February following a sexual harassment complaint corroborated by the city’s human resources department.So far, the City Council has not begun a search for Long’s permanent replacement, Gardner said.Interim City Attorney Gary Landers began running the city’s legal department on March 1. Landers is an employee of the Austin-based Bojorquez Law Firm, which specializes in municipal law. The City Council last month approved paying the firm more than $25,000 a month to the firm.The city budgeted $130,000 for the legal services, which include Landers working in Odessa five days a week, but the contract can be terminated at anytime.Landers will not seek the permanent appointment, he said in an interview last week. He said the top city’s two appointees serving in an interim role presented an opportunity to assess the direction of the city. “How long is the interim going to last?” Landers said at the time. “Well, that’s why we call it an interim. It will last until it’s over.”Previous coverage Twitter Local NewsGovernmentlast_img read more

City’s sales tax revenue keeps soaring

first_img WhatsApp Previous articleHIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Permian, Odessa High return to diamondNext articleCOLLEGE SOFTBALL: Odessa College hosts top ranked Howard College admin Twitter Monthly sales tax allocations from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.Emergency preparation supplies that qualify for the upcoming sales tax holiday. Ector Restaurant Report Logo.jpg The City of Odessa’s sales tax revenue in April showed another major increase amid growth in the local economy, totaling about 45 percent greater than the same period of 2017 and topping the monthly collection of Midland.The city received more than $5.1 million in its monthly allocation from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.A fifth of the city’s sales tax revenue, or more than $1 million, goes to the city’s Odessa Development Corporation for economic development. More than $4.1 million will go to the city’s general spending fund.The city’s fiscal year began Oct. 1 with more than $30.7 million in sales tax revenue budgeted for the general spending fund, but monthly collections have consistently exceeded estimates. To date, total sales tax revenues are more than $10.6 million, or about 60.4 percent greater, than what the city budgeted for this point in the fiscal year.With months remaining in Odessa’s fiscal year, sales tax revenue flowing into city coffers outpaces fiscal year 2015, which Assistant City Manager Konrad Hildebrandt said was an all-time high.In addition to the city, the Ector County Hospital District also saw another month of growth in sales tax revenue. The hospital district received more than $4.4 million, up about 41.4 percent from the same month of last year.The City of Midland collected a sales tax check of more than $4.7 million, a more than 16.8 percent increase from April 2017.Statewide, sales tax figures distributed by the comptroller’s office to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts increased 5 percent in April compared to the same month last year. The allocations are based on February sales.A statewide sales tax holiday is also scheduled from April 28 to April 30 for certain emergency supplies ahead of the storm season. Items include batteries, fuel containers, flashlights, coolers, emergency ladders and generators.Just The FactsCHECKS ISSUED IN APRIL COMPARED TO THE SAME MONTH OF 2017Alpine: $113,638.05, down 14.76 percentAndrews: $540,827.23, up 22.62 percentBig Lake: $264,048.96, up 33.43 percentBig Spring: $798,855.98, up 13.04 percentCrane: $46,754.71, up 8.79 percentFort Stockton: $294,409.69, up 19.76 percentGoldsmith: $4,563.09, down 48.07 percentGrandfalls: $2,599.23, down 1.25 percentKermit: $347,164.04, up 263.05 percentLamesa: $141,159.60, up 28.3 percentMarfa: $30,839.06, up 7.85 percentMcCamey: $56,316.67, up 73.65 percentMidland: $4,732,483.18, up 16.82 percentMonahans: $409,276.75, up 59.13 percentOdessa: $5,179,811.64, up 45.01 percentPecos: $888,228.37, up 79.4 percentPresidio: $28,742.48, up 20.37 percentPyote: $25,351.99, up 705.3 percentRankin: $41,847.46, up 126.61 percentStanton: $59,173.92, up 17.83 percentToyah: $5,576.91, up 124.79 percentWickett: $28,222.08, up 288.44 percentWink: $51,913.98, up 28.83 percent More Information WhatsApp Pinterest By admin – April 12, 2018 Twitter Facebook City’s sales tax revenue keeps soaring Facebook Local NewsGovernment Pinterestlast_img read more