Ireland turn on the style

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Big hit: Ireland wing Tommy Bowe feels the force of a Graeme Morrison tackle in DublinBy Claire GlancyIT WAS always going to be interesting to see how Ireland would respond to last week’s draw with France: would they be able to build on their first-half performance in Paris? Or would surrendering the lead and failing to get on the scoreboard after the break leave them with a hangover?Scotland have found themselves battling with Italy for the wooden spoon in recent years, but their results do not reflect how threatening they can be or how close they often come to pulling off a tournament-altering win (in 2010 they spoiled Ireland’s hopes of leaving Croke Park with a Triple Crown). Last year, the Ireland players were subjected to abuse from their own fans after an ‘ugly’ three-point win at Murrayfield, which shows how much expectation has grown among the nation’s rugby supporters.Thankfully this time around, Ireland produced a performance that was at times a delight to watch. Not just for the result – a 32-14 win – but the way they committed to playing fast, attacking, ‘eyes-up’ rugby. They ran from their own line, they moved the ball into space quickly, they kicked in order to attack and they played with real speed.Green giant: Stephen Ferris tests Scotland’s defenceThe stats imply that Ireland didn’t play as well as they have in the past, but it just goes to show that stats do lie. They missed more tackles, they had less possession – but they ran out comfortable winners. Scoring four tries in international rugby is no mean feat, but with better execution and some more effective decision-making they could have scored more. Quick tap penalties got Ireland on the front foot and although those of us watching couldn’t understand why Ireland weren’t kicking the points when they were on offer, it was good to see a side willing to have a go. Even better, was to see that risk-taking pay off. Much of Wales’ and England’s success in this championship has been laid at the feet of their carefree and exciting young players, those playing without fear. It almost seemed as if Ireland’s experience was the thing holding them back, but if against Italy the shackles started to loosen, then yesterday they came off. Rob Kearney and Stephen Ferris have impressed throughout the tournament (on Saturday the latter produced another physical masterclass) but all involved should be pleased with their efforts.Scotland are a fit team, but when Ireland injected pace, the Scottish defence were made to work harder and as a result had to execute skills when fatigued. This led to a high error count by the Scots but credit has to go to the Irish defence for putting them under such pressure and the Irish attack for pushing them more than they have done before.center_img Man of the Match: Donnacha Ryan The Scots have the strongest lineout in the competition and hadn’t lost a single one before coming up against Ireland. For the hosts, it is definitely still a work in progress but after misfiring early on, Ireland began to look much sharper than they had done in previous weeks. They won five and lost two but the process seemed quicker and the Irish cut numbers more often. Donnacha Ryan proved himself a fitting replacement for Paul O’Connell and O’Connell’s injury is perhaps the only thing saving Donncha O’Callaghan from a seat on the bench.For the final match discipline will have to improve, especially given the reliability of Owen Farrell’s kicking. Ireland’s recent record against England is impressive but Stuart Lancaster’s reign has brought a new spirit and enthusiasm into the side. Having won three away games this year, Lancaster will be hoping he’s done enough to make his role a permanent one and victory over Ireland would almost certainly seal the deal. The Irish travel to Twickenham with nothing to play for but pride on St Patrick’s Day – but pride is all the motivation Ireland need when it’s England who lie in wait.last_img read more

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2001: An Online Odyssey

first_img Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSFacebook likesThere Apopka Voice Previous articleMitzi Hahn of Jacob’s Well joins Jim Turner on “My Hometown”Next articleNew on Netflix for May Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 At 12:30 PM today The Apopka Voice crossed the 2,000 likes threshold on Facebook – 2001 as we write this.  Not bad for a publication that did not exist 5 months ago. And yes, it has been an odyssey of sorts.It’s been quite a journey.The staff at The Voice would like to thank all of our readers for your support.“Liking” our Facebook page is one way for our readers to get immediate notification of every article we publish on our news website.Speaking of our website…According to Google Analytics, in the last 30 days there has been more than 22,000 readers on TheApopkaVoice.com website. Yes, there are 20,000 more people reading The Apopka Voice than have liked us on Facebook. More about that in a minute…You see, we are not a Facebook Page.We are a Local Independent Online News website. We try to publish a new article about Apopka every 2 hours on week days. And we publish immediately when there is breaking news. The articles are first published on our website; TheApopkaVoice.com.   We then post links to the articles on Facebook and other social media platforms. We are using Facebook to deliver the articles to your computer and/or mobile device.Another way to get immediate notification of each story we publish is to set a Google News Alert.  Use this link to find out more: Readers of The Apopka Voice can now use Google News AlertsWe also encourage our readers to use Facebook to comment on our articles. Facebook comments are so much better than Letters to the Editor. First, they are immediate… no waiting for your letter to be “approved” and published. Second, there is unlimited space. We don’t have to pick the “best” letters to publish or limit the number of words. Third, others can comment on your comments. This helps the whole Apopka Community to have a voice.We know that not every article will be of interest to every one of our 22,000 readers, but if you see an article that is of interest to you it will probably be of interest to one or more of your Facebook friends. The best way to help them be as informed as you is to share the article using Facebook’s “Share” and “Tag” features to make it visible to your friends.And yes, we have another reason for asking you to “Share” as many of our articles as possible. “Sharing” spreads the word to more people, which leads to more readers, which leads to more visibility for our advertisers, which leads to more advertisers.And more advertisers allows us to publish even more articles about Apopka.And that is what we are all about; publishing as many articles as possible so that those who live here know what is happening in Apopka. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Snail House / Atelier d.org

first_imgArchitects: Atelier d.org Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/128238/snail-house-atelier-d-org Clipboard Snail House / Atelier d.org CopyHouses•Reinhardsmunster, France Photographs Save this picture!© Stéphane Spach+ 13 Share Photographs:  Stéphane SpachText description provided by the architects. Building a house in the slope in Reinhardsmunster. Linking a living space to the land, which extends onto its roof. Save this picture!© Stéphane SpachRecommended ProductsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeSlopes are considered outstanding locations that allow to think about housing differently: structuring, or re-structuring the so-called « classical » models are eased by allowing variations of the natural flat layout due to the slope. Save this picture!© Stéphane SpachTo make the most of the slope, the layout of the proposed house is in between a digged in building and the rooms supported by the slope with half-stories to follow the slope. Save this picture!© Stéphane Spachrespect of the original land Save this picture!© Stéphane Spachminimal earth-moving Save this picture!© Stéphane Spachmultiple openings with centred views / multiple-oriented views Save this picture!© Stéphane Spachdirect and multiple entrances to each storey (the roof is also fully used) Save this picture!© Stéphane Spachsmall visual impact / volumetry efficient natural thermal insulation / wind exposureProject gallerySee allShow lessVideo: Villa Under Extension / OFIS ArhitektiArticlesDelugan Meissl Associated Architects Vol. 1 / Delugan Meissl Associated ArchitectsArticles Share Snail House / Atelier d.orgSave this projectSaveSnail House / Atelier d.orgcenter_img ArchDaily Year:  2009 “COPY” “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/128238/snail-house-atelier-d-org Clipboard France CopyAbout this officeAtelier d.orgOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesReinhardsmunsterFrancePublished on April 21, 2011Cite: “Snail House / Atelier d.org” 21 Apr 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardDoorsRaynorThermal Sectional Doors – FlexFamily™SinksBradley Corporation USASinks with WashBar Technology – Verge LVQ SeriesExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingStonesCosentinoNon-slip Treatment – Dekton® Grip +Metal PanelsSherwin-Williams Coil CoatingsValflon® Coating in Edmonton Public LibraryWallcovering / CladdingLinvisibileLinvisibile Boiserie and Skirting Systems | OrizzonteMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMMineral Paint in Beethoven HausWall / Ceiling LightsEureka LightingCeiling Recessed Lights – OutlineFurnitureFrapontWood Furniture and EquipmentMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?蜗牛住宅 / Atelier d.org是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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Shiro House / Takeru Shoji Architects

first_imgSave this picture!© Mitsuru Sato, Katsuhiko Sato+ 19Curated by Paula Pintos Share Photographs:  Mitsuru Sato, Katsuhiko Sato Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects Manufacturers: Vectorworks, Toto, Acor, MIWA Shiro House / Takeru Shoji Architects Shiro House / Takeru Shoji ArchitectsSave this projectSaveShiro House / Takeru Shoji Architects Houses Takeru Shoji, Ryoichi Aida Architects: Takeru Shoji Architects Area Area of this architecture project Area:  74 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Japan Lead Architects: center_img Year:  ArchDaily 2018 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/924261/shiro-house-takeru-shoji-architects Clipboard Products used in this ProjectRenders / 3D AnimationVectorworksVectorworks ArchitectEngineering:Tetsuya Tanaka, Tetsuya Tanaka Structural EngineersCollaborators Contractor:KATO Contruction Co. Ltd., Kazuki MurayamaCity:AkitaCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Mitsuru Sato, Katsuhiko SatoText description provided by the architects. The site is located in the dense residential area of Narayama, Akita city, facing a row of a thousand cherry trees lining the bank of the Taihei River. The house is designed for a couple and their child on a small land of 92.5 msq, located at the fork of a road.What was required from the design: A house with the ability to open out to its the surroundings, despite the harsh Akita snow, and enjoy the view of the cherry blossom trees lining the Taihei River from the comfort of the house. Save this picture!© Mitsuru Sato, Katsuhiko SatoSave this picture!Floor PlansSave this picture!© Mitsuru Sato, Katsuhiko SatoSince the site is located in a dense residential district, the narrow road fronting the site sees heavy traffic. We felt that a conventional construction approach would seem oppressive to this surrounding, and thus the two walls facing the road are inclined inwards at a 7-degree angle. In addition, we designed a huge triangular window by cutting off the corner of these diagonal walls. This window is a point of contact between the residents and the city, serving to open the house and extend the lives of the residents further outward. Thus by combining these factors, harmony is created with the cityscape.Save this picture!© Mitsuru Sato, Katsuhiko SatoOn the first floor, the main bedroom, Japanese style room, and bathroom facilities are compactly organized whilst on the second floor, a simple open floor configuration of LDK and loft space is designed. These spaces provide additional vantage points from the triangular window, to look out towards the cherry trees and watch the movement of the city. The entrance door opens into a buffer space with the triangular window as its backdrop. This buffer space connects the two floors and acts as the traditional Japanese engawa. The triangular window frames the distinctive folding staircase and gives glimpses of the interior to the city and the cars passing by.Save this picture!© Mitsuru Sato, Katsuhiko SatoSave this picture!Detail SectionSave this picture!© Mitsuru Sato, Katsuhiko SatoThe residents during their daily movements, also look beyond the inside of the house to the city beyond, where they can see the ebb and flow of the lives of the cherry blossoms and plants. Going up and down the staircase gives the residents a chance to take in the seasons and make life more colorful and expansive. In a place where the convention is to design buildings with small openings and enjoy the seasons from a sheltered distance, shiro house rebels against this idea. The house with its small open area takes full advantage of its setting and connects with the landscape and the cityscape; shiro house is created to be compact yet open and expansive, where the residents feel the changes in the season.Save this picture!© Mitsuru Sato, Katsuhiko SatoProject gallerySee allShow lessShanghai Garden, the Beijing Horticultural Exhibition 2019 / Arcplus Architectural D…Selected ProjectsTonglu High-speed Railway Station / Greentown Ten-D Architectural DesignSelected Projects Share CopyHouses•Akita, Japan “COPY” “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/924261/shiro-house-takeru-shoji-architects Clipboard Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description CopyAbout this officeTakeru Shoji ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAkitaJapanPublished on September 05, 2019Cite: “Shiro House / Takeru Shoji Architects” 04 Sep 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?秋田白色房屋 / 东海林健建筑设计事务所是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! 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Plympton Residence / Contech

first_img “COPY” 2020 Houses Plympton Residence / Contech Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/960889/plympton-residence-contech Clipboard Photographs:  David Sievers Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeContechOfficeFollowProductsWoodBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsAdelaideOn FacebookAustraliaPublished on April 30, 2021Cite: “Plympton Residence / Contech” 30 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Year:  Area:  230 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY”center_img Plympton Residence / ContechSave this projectSavePlympton Residence / Contech ArchDaily Save this picture!© David Sievers+ 18Curated by Hana Abdel Share Photographs Manufacturers: Cosentino, ABI Interiors, Adelaide Timber Cladding, By Living, Gawler Custom Specialist Joinery, Glenelg Glass, Ideal Stone, LJP Masonry, Tile BoutiqueProject Manager:Ben KlingbergArchitect:Andrew Leaney, James PackerSite Supervisor:Tom JessopArchitects:ContechEngineers:Mlei Consulting EngineersCity:AdelaideCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© David SieversRecommended ProductsWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeText description provided by the architects. Walking past this 1950’s Art Deco home, it’s evident the clients were focused on preserving the character of the existing stone façade.  From the street the building is seemingly understated creating an element of surprise when moving through the existing home. The extension was designed for a growing family who love to entertain, so it was important to create flexible living spaces that are connected to outdoor areas.  Operable steel framed glazed partitions define these transitions, with the cantilevered concrete edge providing a threshold as you step down onto the deck.Save this picture!© David SieversRecycled brick walls form the spine of the extension providing texture to the living and kitchen areas.  Paired with oak finishes, a polished concrete slab and matte black trims, the material palette creates a refined yet warm environment to live in and enjoy. Exposed structural steel beams over the BBQ deck support a floating skillion roof.  The structure has been designed around the idea of an open pavilion that allows the occupants to live while constantly engaging with the backyard and the pool at the northern end of the property.Save this picture!© David SieversThe pool forms a focal point of the design.  From the entrance it draws occupants through the building with a direct line of site over the pool and into the back yard.  When entering the main living space, you are presented with the options to move outside onto the deck or to head downstairs to the basement below.  The basement acts a second living area incorporating a large panoramic window into the pool allowing northern light into the space.  The basement also houses a wine cellar and bathroom with the joinery including a folding queen size bed, allowing the space to transform to create addition accommodation for guests. Save this picture!© David SieversAs you move through to the back yard you start to take in the roof line of the extension and the floating concrete slab over the pool.  The landscaping skilfully shapes the perception of the house and the experience of the spaces within.  With the back yard functioning as an alternative entertaining space with a fire pit and bar area, providing a level of separation from the main pavilion.Save this picture!© David SieversProject gallerySee allShow lessXintiandi Atrium Renovation / AIM ArchitectureSelected ProjectsParking and Intermodal Station / IDOMSelected Projects Share Architects: Contech Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/960889/plympton-residence-contech Clipboard CopyHouses, House Interiors•Adelaide, Australia Australialast_img read more

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Beacon Prize 2005/6 winners announced

first_img Howard Lake | 29 June 2006 | News The 2005/6 winners include Paul and Diana Lamplugh, who have been recognised by Beacon for their work for the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, created after the disappearance of their daughter in 1986, with the aim of establishing greater awareness of personal safety whilst addressing the issues of violence and aggression in society at large.The Big Issue Founder, John Bird, receives his award for his dedication to the support of the homeless; and Vivien Duffield, philanthropist and arts patron, has been recognised for her charitable support through the Clore Foundation which has pledged more than £11 million to charitable causes. Also included in the line-up of winners are the ‘Angel of Nagpur’, Leah Pattison, whose life has been devoted to working with leprosy sufferers in central India; counsellor Helen Bamber, who for nearly 60 years has worked in the care and support of victims of torture; and Rita Patel, the Leicester-based community builder, who works for the support and integration of the Asian communities in the East Midlands. The Prize Ceremony will take place in November 2006, when the winners will be inaugurated as Beacon Fellows, a community of Beacon Prize winners who together, champion charitable causes across the globe and nurture a wider culture of giving in the UK. At the ceremony the overall Beacon Prize winner will also be announced, and he or she will receive £30,000 to donate to a charitable cause of his or her choice. Tagged with: Awards Giving/Philanthropy Recruitment / people AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The 16 winners of this year’s annual Beacon Prize have been announced, all of them recognised for their exceptional philanthropic contributions, through the giving of their time, money and skills in order to benefit specific charitable causes.Selected by an independent group of six judges headed by Beacon Chair, Martyn Lewis CBE, the winners were selected from more than 300 nominations received from across the UK. Now in its third year, the Prize has come to be known as the ‘Nobel Prize of the charity world’, a phrase coined by Chancellor Gordon Brown at the inaugural Prize Ceremony in 2003. Advertisementcenter_img Beacon Prize 2005/6 winners announced  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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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Walmart workers on the rise

first_imgStrikes, protests hit retail giant nationwide WW photo: G. DunkelProtesters gathered at hundreds of Walmart stores across the country on Nov. 23, or “Black Friday,” the heaviest shopping day of the year, to support Walmart workers on strike for better wages and working conditions.In Oakland, Calif., the protest began even earlier, at 10 p.m. on Thursday. Walmart workers had been forced to leave their families on so-called “Thanksgiving” and open the doors at 8 p.m. so the store could pull in shoppers ahead of the competition and make greater profits. A picket line was held in front of the store, while demonstrators handed out educational leaflets in support of workers’ rights to organize and not have to work on the holiday. About 40 people from Occupy Oakland periodically went into the store and loudly advocated for the workers.Workers at Walmart, the most notorious anti-union corporation in the United States, can barely survive on the extremely low pay they receive. According to an internal pay plan recently obtained by the Huffington Post, employees can work at Walmart for decades before earning much more than minimum wage ($7.25 per hour). Workers began striking against working conditions and low pay in September. They stepped up the fight and drew in support from people around the country on Black Friday.Inside Secaucus, N.J., Walmart, support for workers.WW photo: G. DunkelThe Food & Commercial Workers union (UFCW) noted in a press release that Walmart workers in Miami, Dallas, the Bay Area and Wisconsin walked off the job on Thursday and that workers from Chicago and Washington, D.C., joined them on Friday. UFCW said 1,000 Black Friday protests were expected in 46 states.In Dearborn, Mich., at least 50 people turned out, primarily union workers from the UFCW and organizers from Occupy Detroit. The demonstration started with the chant, “Walmart workers deserve respect!” Walmart bosses would argue that workers who want health care, living wages and decent working conditions should quit and find another job. But in an increasingly shrinking job market, they have no choice but to stay and fight. As the demonstration ended, the crowd chanted to the Walmart workers, “You don’t need your boss; your boss needs you!”More than 600 people, including 100 Walmart workers, protested outside a Walmart in Paramount, Calif. Nine were arrested. Some 400 workers, unionists and other activists demonstrated outside a Walmart Superstore in Hanover, Md.Protests were held at Walmart stores in several other cities in the Bay Area, including Richmond, San Leandro, San Pablo and San Jose, as well as in Chicago; St. Paul, Minn.; Landover Hills, Md.; and in several cities in Colorado, Florida, Kentucky, North Carolina and Texas. One of the largest demonstrations was held at the Walmart store in Secaucus, N.J.Ray Duprey and Terri Kay also contributed to this article.httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QrRwS04yrg&feature=share&list=UUJmF6L68UybfJyVeCs3E4VgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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TCU drops in annual U.S. News college rankings

first_imgWelcome TCU Class of 2025 Twitter TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Facebook Facebook Men’s tennis continues win streak, defeats USF 6-1 Men’s tennis dominates Tulsa 7-0 + posts Men’s tennis continues sweep streak with win over SMU World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Previous articleAchoo! Ragweed season is hereNext articleSMU rivalry holds more meaning than usual this year for football Nikki Spellman RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Brown-Lupton University Union. Photo by TCU 360 Staff. printTCU fell 17 spots in a ranking of U.S. colleges – a drop that might be due to a slip in graduation rates and selectivity, as well as an increase in the number of schools surveyed.After coming in at No. 80 in last year’s U.S. News and World Report list of America’s Best Colleges, TCU recently fell to No. 97. Their ranking is tied with Drexel University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Saint Louis University, University of Denver, and the University of San Francisco.University officials attributed the ranking to changes in how U.S. News compiles its data. “Texas Christian University maintains its reputation as one of the top universities in the country by focusing on our students, their academic experience and their preparation for the world,” Holly Ellman, associate director of communications, wrote in an email. “We appreciate the value of rankings as one of many measures, but [it’s] only one indicator of the success students achieve at TCU.”The chief data strategist for U.S. News, Robert Morse, said that the addition of 90+ schools to the national universities category that pushed TCU down in the rankings.In order to determine the ranking, U.S. News “sorts the schools into appropriate categories for comparison, gathers data on up to 15 indicators of academic quality from each school and tabulates them and ranks colleges in their category by their total weighted scores,” according to its website. Morse also said TCU also had a weak performance in social mobility, a factor that considers how well schools are enrolling and graduating low-income students, specifically those receiving Pell Grants. Pell Grants, according to Federal Student Aid, “usually are awarded only to undergraduate students who display exceptional financial need and have not earned a bachelor’s, graduate, or professional degree.” TCU’s overview in the rankings can be found here.center_img Nikki Spellmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nikki-spellman/ Twitter Nikki Spellmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nikki-spellman/ Linkedin Linkedin Men’s tennis continues win streak with wins over No. 14 Ole Miss and No. 8 Stanford Nikki Spellmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nikki-spellman/ ReddIt ReddIt Nikki Spellman Nikki Spellmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nikki-spellman/last_img read more

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The Week Ahead: Tracking Economic Housing Impacts

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / The Week Ahead: Tracking Economic Housing Impacts  Print This Post Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago December 20, 2019 1,966 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Tracking Economic Housing Impacts Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Market Studies, News The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Previous: Fitch Ratings: SALT Deductions Stalling Growth and RMBS Next: Analysis Says ‘Of Course’ Recession Will Occur Tagged with: Economy HOUSING Economy HOUSING 2019-12-20 Seth Welborn The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn This week, the Chicago Fed will release its latest National Activity Index (CFNAI), an overview of economic growth. The last Index’s 3-month moving average (CFNAI-MA3) fell to –0.31 in October from –0.21 in September.Forecasts ranged from a low of -0.50 to a high of 0.05. The consensus forecast was -0.20.Economic growth, though slow, was propped up largely by housing, according to the Fannie Mae Economic and Strategic Research (ESR) Group. The Group notes that housing should also continue to function as a positive contributor to growth in the near term, as indicated by both new and existing single-family home sales advancing in Q3, as well as pending home sales, permits, and starts. However, persistent supply and affordability constraints continue to hold back household formation, inhibiting housing market activity.“Even as global uncertainties mount, we continue to expect the domestic economy to produce solid, if not spectacular, growth,” said Fannie Mae SVP and Chief Economist Doug Duncan. “A stronger-than-expected Q3 contributed to the downward revision to our Q4 forecast, as some of the previously expected weakness in trade and inventories appears likely to have been pushed back into this quarter. Still, consumer spending is likely to continue driving the expansion forward, and with the passage of the budget act and a reprieve in trade tensions we’ve revised upward our forecast for full-year 2020 growth. We also continue to expect the Fed to cut interest rates only one more time in the foreseeable future, in early 2020, as a hedge against the sizeable downside risks and to counteract muted inflation.”Meanwhile, international trade tensions are acting as a negative influence on U.S. economic conditions, based on the Federal Reserve’s October meeting minutes.Notably, in the Fed’s minutes of the Oct. 29-30 policy meeting, officials states that “the stance of policy, after a 25 basis point reduction at this meeting, would be well calibrated to support the outlook of moderate growth “well calibrated to support the outlook for moderate growth,” however, they “judged that the risks to the forecast for real GDP growth were tilted to the downside, with a corresponding skew to the upside for the unemployment rate.”Here’s what else is happening in The Week Ahead.Census Bureau New Home Sales (December 23) Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

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Karnataka HC Allows New Dress Code For Lawyers For Physical And Virtual Hearings

first_imgNews UpdatesKarnataka HC Allows New Dress Code For Lawyers For Physical And Virtual Hearings Mustafa Plumber1 Jun 2020 5:07 AMShare This – xAs per resolution issue by the Full Court dated May 30, considering the situation created by COVID-19 pandemic, the Karnataka High Court for the time being has given an option to advocates appearing in the High court and District Court, either in open court or on video conference to wear plain white-shirt/white-salwar-kameez of any sober colour/saree of any sober colour, with a plain white…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginAs per resolution issue by the Full Court dated May 30, considering the situation created by COVID-19 pandemic, the Karnataka High Court for the time being has given an option to advocates appearing in the High court and District Court, either in open court or on video conference to wear plain white-shirt/white-salwar-kameez of any sober colour/saree of any sober colour, with a plain white neck band instead of regular prescribed dressClick Here To Download Circular[Read Circular]Next Storylast_img read more

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