State of the union

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter State of the union Segev LLP tracks the fast-moving regulatory scene in the US since PASPA’s repeal Legal & compliance New Mexico and Arkansas headline this month’s roundup becoming the seventh and eighth US states to authorise live single-game sports betting. A sportsbook in New Mexico is already open for business. Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Beyond New Mexico and Arkansas, aside from a few minor additional developments, recess and elections have kept sports betting off the legislative table in recent weeks. That’s not to say the nation’s warming to sports betting hasn’t produced a lot of news of late.Most notably, the major professional sports leagues – longtime opponents of sports wagering – are showing more signs of turning the page. Most recently, a pair of New Jersey franchises – the New Jersey Devils hockey club and the New York Jets football team (who play their games in New Jersey) – announced major deals with sports betting groups.The Devils will be opening two betting lounges in their home arena, one through a partnership with William Hill and the other through a partnership with Caesars. Neither facility will have betting windows or kiosks, but fans will be able to place bets through the mobile apps of each lounge’s respective betting partner.The Devils have also signed a deal with FanDuel, through which FanDuel will have access to the NHL’s real-time, verified game data feed and have its logo displayed on the ice for all regular season home games.This NHL as a whole has been active as well, with the 28 October announcement of a multi-year agreement to provide MGM Resorts International with data for use in betting (similar to deals MGM made in July with the NBA and WNBA) and the 6 November introduction of FanDuel as the leagues official DFS and sports betting partner.The New York Jets, meanwhile, have a deal with MGM through which MGM will provide social games available through the Jets’ mobile app.Additional partnerships between gambling operations and professional North American sports teams include: William Hill and the Las Vegas Golden Nights (NHL); Caesars and the Philadelphia 76ers (NBA); WinStars World Casino and the Dallas Cowboys (NFL); and 888 and the New York Jets (NFL). Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Online Gambling 8th November 2018 | By Hannah Gannage-Stewart New Mexico: Regulated sports betting gets underwayWith the opening of a sportsbook at the Santa Ana Star Casino and Hotel in Bernalillo, NM on 16 October, New Mexico became the sixth US state to authorise live single-game sports betting. The gaming compact between the state and tribes already permitted sports betting, so no new legislation or regulations were necessary.While the compact does not specifically authorise sports betting, it covers Class III gaming under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, which does. The compact does not extend to online gambling, so permitted sports betting is limited to casino properties for now. Pueblo of Santa Ana holds the gaming license for Santa Ana Star, and US Bookmaking operates the sportsbook through an agreement with the tribe. Seventeen additional tribes hold Class III gaming licenses in New Mexico, all of which are now authorised to provide sports betting.Arkansas: Voters approve sports bettingMidterm voters have approved an initiative, Issue 4, to amend the state’s constitution to authorize sports betting. The amendment automatically grants ports betting licenses to the existing Southland Racing Corporation and the Oaklawn Jockey Club and allows for the granting of two additional licenses.Southland and Oaklawn will not have to pay a licensing fee, but the two additional licensees will each pay a yet-to-be-determined fee that cannot exceed $250,000. The state’s racing commission will be the regulatory body. No launch date for sports betting in Arkansas has been announced.West Virginia: Zero integrityDespite strong lobbying efforts from professional sports leagues, the Lottery Commission’s final rules for sports betting, filed in late September, did not include an integrity fee.Two operators in West Virginia – Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races and FanDuel Sportsbook at Greenbrier Resorts – have rolled out land-based sportsbooks, and each of the state’s other casinos has paid the annual $100,000 licensing fee in preparation for taking bets on sports.Greenbrier is still poised to offer mobile betting this fall, but no launch date has been announced. Under the state’s new sports betting law, casinos can offer online and mobile wagering to patrons located physically inside state borders.Rhode Island: Almost thereAccording to the Providence Journal, live sports betting will likely commence by end of November. When it does finally happen, patrons will initially only have the option to place wagers in person.Self-serve kiosks will be available 14 weeks later, with mobile betting rolling out 15 weeks after that. The Rhode Island Lottery has formalised details of a significant partnership with gaming technology provider IGT and sports book operator William Hill, who have agreed to oversee management services at the Twin River Casino and Tiverton Casino, the state’s only licensed video lottery and table game establishments.The state approved sports betting in August.Pennsylvania: Regulators greenlight William HillPennsylvania took a significant step on 31October toward licensed regulated sports betting with the Gaming Control Board’s approval of William Hill as Hollywood Casino’s oddsmaker.With that, live betting could get off the ground by the end of November. The Board has issued sports betting licenses to Hollywood Casino and Parx Casino. Harrah’s Casino, SugarHouse Casino and Rivers Casino.In addition to a hefty $10m licensing fee, the three operators are up against a 36% tax rate, and critics question whether the industry can thrive under such conditions.Washington D.C: Ambitions for mid ‘19The City Council’s Committee on Finance and Revenue held a hearing on 17 October to discuss legalisation of sports betting, an initiative championed by Council Member Jack Evens. Washington D.C. is different from other jurisdictions considering sports betting in that it has no casinos or racetracks.Any policy authorising sports betting would consequently have to cover remote gambling. Evans introduced a sports betting bill in September and has indicated that he would like to see it passed by the end of the year.This would be followed by a 30-day period in which Congress could kill the measure, but Evans is confident this won’t happen. If all goes as planned, he said, the district could be ready for live sports betting in four to six months.Kentucky: Staying on trackMembers of the Interim Joint Committee on Licensing, Occupations, and Administrative Regulations held a hearing on 12 October to discuss the authorization of sports betting in the state. The proposition has been well received in the legislature, and the outlook moving forward remains positive.Topics covered during the October hearing ranged from tax rates to integrity feels to mobile betting. A bipartisan group of legislators is expected to pre-file a sports betting bill prior to the start of next year’s legislative session.In September, the National Football League, Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, and the PGA Tour all registered to lobby during the 2019 General Assembly and are expected to push for a 1% integrity fee, which Committee Chairman Adam Koenig adamantly opposes. Provided the integrity fee doesn’t become a stumbling block, Kentucky could authorise sports betting as early as January.Michigan: No dice for DemsProponents of sports betting in Michigan were hopeful that the Democrats would overcome Republicans for majority control over both the House and the Senate, but both chambers remained under Republican control coming out of the midterms.Whether the election results will dim hopes for getting a sports betting bill passed in 2019 remains to be seen. Michigan’s legislature passed a sports betting regulatory bill this year in anticipation of the PASPA repeal.For regulated betting to commence, they must pass a second measure covering some of the finer details, like taxation and (potentially) integrity fees. It’s possible that the second bill will be taken before the end of the year, but only a handful of working days remain on the legislative calendar.MA, MO, KS, NY, OR also hopeful for 2019Efforts to fast track a sports betting measure in Massachusetts fell short in 2018, but Rep. Joe Wagner believes his initiative to legalise will be up for a vote in early 2019. Gov. Charlie Baker says sports betting will be addressed in January.Likewise, legislators in both Kansas and Missouri considered multiple sports betting bills in 2018, and their sponsors are hopeful for approval in 2019. In New York, the sponsor of a Senate bill that would create rules for sports betting in casinos and online, John Bonacic, is leaving office at the end of the year, and it is unclear who will take on the initiative once he’s gone.Finally, Oregon’s state’s lottery is hoping to expand its mobile gambling offering to include sports betting by the third quarter of 2019, but the lottery will first need the legislature to approve a taxation scheme. No bills have surfaced yet.Indiana: Signs of LifeFollowing a hearing on 19 October, the Interim Study Committee on Public Policy voted to recommend legislation authorising sports betting to Indiana. While the vote would indicate that the state is taking steps toward legalisation, Committee Chairman cautioned that there are “many perils down the pathway before it becomes law.”Illinois – Slow and steadyThe outlook for regulated sports betting in Illinois remains good, but lawmakers are in no rush to push through legislation. Rep. Lou Lang cautioned at a hearing held on 17 October that the state should go slowly and make sure they get it right, and he referenced Pennsylvania’s unusually high 36% sports betting tax as an example of errantly moving forward without fully understanding the economics of the industry.Lang also said they need to give careful consideration toward including an integrity fee. He rejected the idea of paying leagues for the “privilege of showing your games,” but is open to a fee that actually contributes toward preserving integrity in sports.Finally, Lange urged caution in deciding who should be allowed to offer sports betting, pointing out that a state that houses almost 30,000 video gambling machines must be mindful of providing too much access to walk-up betting.Ohio: Midterm election not good for sports betting The election of Mike DeWine as Ohio’s next governor does not bode well for advocates of regulating sports betting. DeWine has consistently opposed efforts to legalise sports betting, while his opponent, Richard Cordray had indicated that he would consider legalisation.In August, Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof said Senate Bill 316, which would provide for legalised sports betting in the state, would be studied in a committee after the midterm elections in November.Obhof further predicted that the bill would not likely hit the Senate floor until 2019. Meanwhile, questions have been raised about whether the legislature even has the right to legalise sports betting in Ohio.The state’s constitution prohibits gambling, except under specific circumstances. Other forms of gambling, such as casinos, were only legalised through a constitutional amendment in 2009, and Senator Obhof suggested that sports betting would need to be amended into the constitution by a vote in a similar manner.Florida: At the mercy of votersThe passage of Amendment 3 on the November ballot makes the legalisation of sports betting a much more difficult task. The amendment puts gambling expansion in the hands of voters, via citizen initiatives, rather than legislators. Because the initiative process requires 60 percent of the votes for passage, the prospects for authorised sports betting in the state are greatly diminished.Colorado: Still an issue for voters to decideDespite Attorney General Cynthia Coffman’s determination that sports betting is not subject to state constitutional restrictions, at least one of the legislators who supports legalisation is of the mind that the issue should still be decided by voters.In October, Rep. Cole Wist told the Denver Post that, while he is in favor of regulated sports betting, “I think it’s important to go back to the voters and make sure it’s something that they want.”  Rep. Wist and Rep. Alec Garnett are hopeful of getting sports betting to a statewide vote in 2019, which would mean legal sports betting would not become a reality until at least 2020. Meanwhile, gubernatorial candidate Walker Stapleton, a Republican who favors sports betting regulation, lost in the November election.CA, LA, MD, SC are years awayProponents of sports betting in California have their sights set on the 2020 ballot. The state has approved signature collection for the most recent measure, which was introduced in June 2018. To land on the 2020 ballet, the proposal needs to garner 585,407 signatures from registered voters by February 2019.In Louisiana, Sen. Danny Martiny made multiple efforts to get his sports betting bill on the agenda during special sessions, but Gov. John Bel Edwards would have nothing of it. Martiny said he’ll make another push in 2019 but is not optimistic.Maryland’s legislature has already passed a bill that would authorise sports betting at the state’s casinos and racetracks, but a referendum is necessary for legalisation to become a reality. This year they failed to pass legislation that would put sports betting on the ballot, which means the earliest it could come up for a vote is 2020.Despite the introduction of a regulatory bill in South Carolina, the state is likely years away from authorising sports betting, which would require a constitutional amendment to become a reality.Segev LLP employs an eight-strong igaming team with corporate, commercial, IP commercialisation, M&A, private equity finance, public markets finance, privacy and data, and regulatory and compliance experience. Its senior attorneys have a combined total of more than 40 years in the industry. Email Address Regions: USlast_img read more

Portland Paints & Products Nigeria Plc ( 2017 Abridged Report

first_imgPortland Paints & Products Nigeria Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about Portland Paints & Products Nigeria Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Portland Paints & Products Nigeria Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Portland Paints & Products Nigeria Plc (  2017 abridged results.Company ProfilePortland Paints & Products Nigeria Plc manufactures and sells a range paint in Nigeria for the decorative, automotive, industrial, marine and protective coatings sectors. The company also markets a range of cement; markets instant road repair materials; and sells sanitary ware products for homes, hotels, schools and factories. Decorative paints are sold under the Sandtex brand name and includes Sandtex Biocote which is an anti-microbial paint used for hospitals, clinics, primary health centres, laboratories, hotels, restaurants, colleges, universities and industrial kitchens. The company sells a range of professional coatings under the Crown Trade brand name; and marine/protective coatings under the Hempel brand name. Portland Paints and Products Nigeria Plc is a subsidiary of UAC of Nigeria Plc. The company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Portland Paints & Products Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

‘Heartbreaking’ devastation from California wildfires shows strength of church-community ties

first_img‘Heartbreaking’ devastation from California wildfires shows strength of church-community ties Rector Pittsburgh, PA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Environment & Climate Change Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit an Event Listing By David PaulsenPosted Aug 1, 2018 Rector Albany, NY Larry Waters says: 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 Comments are closed. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Pam Schroeder says: August 1, 2018 at 11:05 pm thank you for your service to your neighbors. These fires are fearsome, but your faith and action allay those fears. TBTG (Thanks be to God) for your actions during these terrible times. Tags Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Knoxville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 David Paulsen says: Sheldon also has been in regular contact with the Diocese of Northern California’s Disaster Response Team, which is supporting All Saints’ and the smaller congregations south of Redding that are affected by two large fires near the Mendocino National Forest. Members of those congregations, too, have been displaced or are helping with the emergency response.As California’s annual wildfire season expands outside of its normal months and the fires grow hotter and larger, the diocese’s Disaster Response Team has had the unwanted but valuable experience of responding to several large fires in recent years. The team’s priority in each case is to reach out to Episcopalians affected by the fires while also establishing local churches as resources for communities dealing with heartbreaking devastation.“For us it’s, how do we help [the churches] to be a community center for so many people who are displaced and traumatized?” said Kati Braak, director of operations, who helps coordinate the Disaster Response Team. “That cup of coffee, the WiFi, a prayer – those things go a long way in helping the surrounding communities find some stability. … These don’t have to be big things.”The Carr Fire came within three or four blocks of All Saints’ but caused no damage to the church other than dropping a layer of ash on the ground that had to be cleaned up before the building could reopen. The typical Sunday attendance at All Saints’ tops 100, but on July 29, parishioners had to find other options for worship. Some joined St. James Lutheran Church in Redding, and others traveled to St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Anderson, California.Northern California Bishop Barry Beisner, in a video message to All Saints’ on July 28, said he and Episcopalians churchwide are “mindful of the great challenges that you face, the great struggle that you face.”“We will be praying for you,” Beisner said. “We watch, wait and pray together, and we’re prepared, once the time for watching and waiting is done … we will support you and help you and work together with you for as long as needed. We are with you. Christ is with you. We are one in him.”Even before last week’s evacuation, the church was serving as a gathering place for Redding residents threatened by the fire. Now that the church has reopened, Sheldon is offering the church, the largest community facility in that part of Redding, as a resource for organizations that need a place to stage relief efforts.Some of support provided by the diocese has taken the form of money raised through its standing Disaster Relief Fund. A diocesan newsletter reported July 28 that the fund paid for $1,500 worth of Target and Safeway gift cards that Sheldon is distributing to those in need. An additional $5,000 will cover other fire-related needs.Braak said much of the support the diocese provides is guidance on how congregations can partner with other local organizations in matching resources to the needs in the community. The diocese receives similar support from Episcopal Relief & Development, which also distributes financial assistance through emergency grants that the diocese is requesting.“We’re called by God to care for the whole community,” Braak said.All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Redding, California, is seen July 30 after the threat of fire had subsided but before the ash had been cleared from in front of the church. Photo: Carren SheldonSheldon feels that calling too. A natural disaster of this scale makes clear that a church is a community, not just a building.“We are in the very early stages of this,” Sheldon said. With the air still thick with smoke, she and other community leaders are just beginning to assess the needs of the community and determine how to help.At the same time, some members of All Saints’ live west of Redding and had to evacuate homes still in or near the fire zone.“Those people are still very much in harm’s way, and there are a lot of people in our congregation who cannot get back into their homes,” she said.The threat also remains for Episcopalians living in the area of the two Mendocino Complex fires. St. John’s Episcopal Church in Lakeport is located directly east of one of those fires, which has covered more than 30,000 acres and was only 38 percent contained as of Aug. 1. Ten homes have been destroyed, and more than 12,000 structures are threatened.Deborah Smith, senior warden at St. John’s, also works with the Red Cross and has been on the front line of the emergency response in that area.“I … have been working as a shelter manager, first in Kelseyville and then in Lower Lake when we had to move the shelter when Kelseyville went under mandatory evacuation,” Smith told ENS in a brief written message late July 31.Other congregation members have faced evacuations as well, including the church organist and his family, according to a Facebook post.The other Episcopal congregation in the region, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church to the west in Ukiah, is farther away from the two Mendocino Complex fires but still affected. The Rev. John Day, priest-in-charge, reported intermittent power outages July 30 in a news release about hosting a camp next week for 50 children traumatized by the fires.The Mendocino Complex fires, for now, are located in mostly unincorporated areas, and the Episcopal congregations nearby are smaller. The situation there is different from what people in Redding face with the Carr fire, Braak said, but the church maintains a similar focus on community outreach.Sheldon lives in a part of Redding that did not need to evacuate, so she has spent the past week in the city checking on people by phone, email and text messages. She has visited people staying in shelters or at the homes of neighbors. There is a great need for pastoral care in a time of disaster, she said.“It’s heartbreaking. It’s heartbreaking. And it’s also what I’m called to do,” Sheldon said. “It’s hard, but it’s important. And it’s a blessing to be able to do it.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Press Release Service Featured Jobs & Calls Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Comments (4) In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 August 1, 2018 at 8:43 pm My prayers are with those of you in California who have been, in any way, affected by the terrible wildfires. We lost our home in 1992 to Hurricane Andrew, so understand, in some small way, what you are going through. What I learned from losing so much is that things are just things!! People saved from harm, love,memories, and so much more are more important than things! Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 center_img August 3, 2018 at 3:42 pm Larry and Catherine, Episcopal Relief & Development has been working with the diocese to provide support and just released this info today detailing some of that support: be clear, the church itself wasn’t damaged by the fire. Most of the work now, including most of the money spent, will be on outreach to the community, helping residents get back on their feet. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Martinsville, VA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Tampa, FL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Belleville, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Collierville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Job Listing Rector Washington, DC Evelyn J. Milliken says: Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ 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 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Shreveport, LA August 1, 2018 at 6:25 pm I feel so sorry for the poor people affected by the fires in California. No doubt the Relief and Dev. fund will be of some aid. Instead of spending the X dollars for the prayer book revision that the GC approved, perhaps the EC should allocate those funds to relief for the fire victims. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Events Submit a Press Release The Rev. Carren Sheldon took this photo July 26 of All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Redding, California, just before she closed the church amid an evacuation of the neighborhood to escape the Carr Fire. Sheldon took 125 years’ worth of church records with her and brought them to diocesan offices in Sacramento to protect them from the fire.[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Carren Sheldon’s evening on July 26 was supposed to go something like this: Evening Prayer, dinner, compline, sleep. But after dinner, she returned to All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Redding, California, to find the neighborhood on the brink of disaster. Heat, wind and “bizarre weather patterns” fueled the sudden advance of a growing wildfire.“The sky was orange, and the wind was blowing cinders and ash,” Sheldon told Episcopal News Service by phone. “The power was out, and the traffic was gridlocked. It was apparent that it was time to gather the irreplaceable records of the church and flee.”The church was evacuated along with most of that section of Redding, a town of about 92,000 people in Northern California. The blaze, known as the Carr Fire, has consumed more than 100,000 acres, destroyed more than 1,000 homes and killed at least six people as of Aug. 1. And this fire is just one of more than a dozen major wildfires that California authorities are working to contain and extinguish, from the Oregon state line to San Diego County.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>The Carr Fire still is considered only 30 percent contained, but it no longer is threatening the neighborhood around All Saints’, enabling Sheldon to return and reopen the church Aug. 1. As interim rector, she has spent the past week checking on parishioners’ safety and providing pastoral care to church members and neighbors, several of whom have lost their homes or are just beginning to assess the damage. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Bath, NClast_img read more

Ras Baraka wins historic election

first_imgAmina Baraka, Ras Baraka, Amiri Baraka.Ras Baraka — the son of the late Amiri Baraka, a world-renowned poet, playwright and activist, and Amina Baraka, also a poet and activist — became the new mayor of Newark, N.J., on May 13. He won 54 percent of the vote in the largest city in New Jersey and a city which, according to the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau, is more than 52 percent African American.Ras Baraka, also a poet who once performed with the great singer Lauryn Hill, was a Newark City Council member when he decided to run for mayor. As the standing principal of Central High School, Baraka is a strong proponent of public education and won the endorsement of the teachers’ unions.The Newark public school system was taken over by a state-appointed superintendent this past December under the banner of the “One Newark” plan, which promotes the expansion of charter schools. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg reportedly donated $100 million in 2010 to build charter schools in Newark.Baraka opposes the “One Newark” plan, while his closest mayoral rival, Shavar Jeffries, supports it. Baraka spent less than $1 million on his campaign for his bid of mayor, while Jeffries spent more than $1.7 million.Newark has one of the highest poverty rates in the country, along with a high rate of police brutality. It is currently facing a $93 million deficit to the banks.Baraka’s historic victory is an important barometer that reflects that the people of Newark are anxious to see qualitative change in their intolerable conditions, including an end to attacks on public education.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Episode 216 – NFL Week 4, CFB Week 5 Recap

first_imgJack Wallace 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special ReddIt printJack and Noah discuss Games 2 and 3 of the 2020 NBA Finals and preview Game 4 before moving on to Week 4 of the NFL and Week 5 of college football, including the Cowboys beatdown by the Browns and both OU and Texas falling to unranked opponents. Follow us @BlanketCovPod on Twitter and @blanketcoveragepodcast on Instagram for more updates! Twitter Previous articleRiff Ram Vintage holds pop-up at Common GroundsNext articleFootball feels they can ‘compete with anybody’ after knocking off No. 9 Texas Jack Wallace RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 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. Jack Wallace + posts Facebook TCU News Now 4/28/2021 Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods Facebook Linkedin Twitter TAGSBasketballblanket coveragefootballjack wallacenbancaaNFLnoah parkerpodcastsport analysisTCUTCU Football Jack Wallace 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC East 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC West Jack Wallace Linkedin ReddIt Jack Wallace 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC Westlast_img read more

New Wisteria Neighborhood in Rosedale Offers ‘Flexible Homes’

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Community News Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Real Estate New Wisteria Neighborhood in Rosedale Offers ‘Flexible Homes’ From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 | 4:44 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment This April, Christopher Homes will debut Wisteria, a spectacular collection of luxury residences that will introduce the largest new home designs in Rosedale. The new Wisteria neighborhood, a 68-luxury home development in Rosedale which is nestled in the scenic foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, is offering “flexible homes” designed to meet the varying requirements of today’s homebuyers.This Wisteria neighborhood is the collaboration of the entire Christopher Homes team and its professional associates known for its quality architecture, attractive landscaping and award winning model home presentations.“There are four distinct floor plan designs,” Phil Yasskin of Christopher Homes says. “Each home features flex spaces that allows home owners to utilize the rooms according to their family’s lifestyles. An example would be the bonus room that can be used as an upstairs family room, study area or another bedroom with its own bath.”“The Wisteria homes are going to range in size, from approximately 2,900 to just under 3,600 square feet,” he added. “Two of the floor plans being offered in the Wisteria neighborhood are homes featuring first floor master bedroom suites allowing the occupants of that first floor bedroom to enjoy the benefits of single-level living.”Another plan features a private three room casita with a bedroom, living area and bath. This casita has a private entrance off of the entry and a privacy door between the main residence and the casita. The builder expects to appeal to both multi-generational families, families that have adult members who visit, or even families whose college graduate may not yet have settled into his/her own place. These flex homes are all about providing homebuyers more choices to design their home to fit their lifestyle. The Wisteria homes are anticipated to be priced from this high $600,000s to the mid $700,000s.Wisteria homeowners have access to Rosedale’s recreation center, called “The Resort.” Features include an approximate 4,500 square-foot private clubhouse and two-acre recreation center with state-of-the-art fitness center, Junior Olympic swimming pool, spa, children’s wading pool and a recreation area that features trellises, outdoor fireplace and barbecue.Yasskin says the fitness center at The Resort is used day and night. As a member of the board of directors for the homeowners association in the community, Yasskin admitted that when visiting the community for meetings he enjoys seeing the Rosedale residents fully utilizing the amenities offered by The Resort.“During the summer, you will see Rosedale residents in the pool all the time. It’s really an active recreation center,” he says. “It is not one where it’s just there to look nice, it’s being used really well. Rosedale’s residents often have their children’s birthday parties and various social events at The Resort. They can reserve a room for their event and there is also a large fully equipped kitchen for catering or convenient use. It’s being well used and that’s the exciting part.”Yasskin said The Resort is a central part of Rosedale’s lifestyle. According to him, “Rosedale has quickly evolved into a very cohesive community. Rosedale has many different sized homes, which include condominiums and single-family detached homes all integrated into this master plan so that everyone feels like they’re a member of the Rosedale community.”Yasskin concluded, “Christopher Homes is known for its quality southern California communities. We have a long time history of having developed thousands of homes in Orange and San Diego counties, and when people build or resell them in the future, the real estate agents often brand it as a home built by Christopher Homes. Our homeowners like following our new communities and neighborhoods. People often would buy a smaller home, and then some years later, sell it and move into one of our larger homes as we would grow in the community. Christopher Homes has a quality builder reputation and we are continuing to preserve that with Wisteria at Rosedale.”For more information visit or Your email address will not be published. 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Health research projects highlighted at Limerick symposium

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Researchers shared fresh insights on everything from low-fat Mediterranean diet on liver disease to dancing for Parkinson’s disease; the impact of high uric acid levels on survival, and from groundwater as a source for antibiotic-resistant infection to a survey of sleep and physical activity in people with inflammatory arthritis.The four keynote international speakers were Prof Harry Hemingway of University College London; Dr Leonard O’Sullivan, Department of Design and Manufacturing Technology at the University of Limerick;  Prof Richard McManus of Oxford University and Prof Martin O’Donnell of the Saolta Hospital Group.Also speaking at the symposium were Professor Des Leddin, Head of the Graduate Entry Medical School at the University of Limerick and Prof Colette Cowan, chief executive of the UL Hospitals Group.More health news here Dr Leonard O’Sullivan addressing the UHL symposium. Free lecture on Water Immersion for Labour to take place at University Maternity Hospital Limerick next week Previous articleWin cinema ticketsNext articleLimerick event bridges gap between education and employment Editor WhatsApp Jean O’Dwyer, whose presentation focused on groundwater as a pathway for antibiotic-resistant infectionCLINICIANS and academics from Limerick and the Mid-West region showcased their latest research findings at the University Hospital Limerick (UHL) today.The Health Research Symposium was held at the hospital’s new Clinical Education and Research Centre and featured four keynote international speakers, 18 oral presentations and over 170 scientific abstracts.Organising committee chairman Prof Austin Stack said the symposium is a hugely important event in the calendar and life cycle of UL Hospitals.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “It gives us a huge opportunity to showcase and profile the deeply impressive range of research being conducted on the hospital campus and indeed with our partners at the University of Limerick; in primary care and community care.”“A primary focus for this year’s event is on ‘Building Partnerships to Advance Healthcare Research and Practice’ and we are showcasing the breadth and depth of cutting-edge medical research that continues across the clinical and academic landscape in UL Hospitals and its associated partners.“The programme demonstrates the remarkable growth in research capability and scientific outputs across our Group and the Scientific Committee has taken great care this year in preparing a high-quality and diverse programme that will feature unique developments and innovation in health research,” Prof Stack added. Advertisement 1 of 4 Twitter Facebook Professor Des Leddin, Professor Colette Cowan, and Professor Austin Stack at the UHL symposium. TAGSClinical Education and Research CentreDr Leonard O’SullivanHealth Research Symposiummedical researchParkinson’s DiseaseProfessor Austin StackProfessor Colette CowanProfessor Des LeddinProfessor Harry HemingwayProfessor Martin O’DonnellProfessor Richard McManusuniversity hospital limerick Professor Austin Stack with Professor Harry Hemingway at the UHL symposium. Linkedin Print Email Professor Colette Cowan with Professor Harry Hemingway at the UHL symposium. NewsHealthHealth research projects highlighted at Limerick symposiumBy Editor – November 17, 2017 2296 last_img read more

Emma to honour donor in mini marathon

first_img Previous articleSpecsavers Limerick is UCH pantomime prime partnerNext articleJob opportunities in hospitality sector Máire Nolan Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Advertisement WhatsApp Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Limerick on Covid watch list Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Twitter TAGSCommunityLimerick City and CountyNewsSport NewsCommunitySportEmma to honour donor in mini marathonBy Máire Nolan – August 24, 2019 127 Print Email Emma O’Sullivan who has a special reason for running the Cook Medical mini-marathon on September 29.Photo: Conor McCabeFROM kidney failure to running a mini-marathon – that’s the journey being undertaken by a determined Limerick transplant recipient.And 41-year-old Emma O’Sullivan will complete another stage of that remarkable journey when she lines up for the Cook Medical Women’s Mini Marathon at the University of Limerick on Sunday, September 29. Despite suffering from kidney failure all her life, it will be Emma’s third time taking part in the mini-marathon and this year, she will complete the course in honour of the kidney donor whose generosity, and that of their family, saved her life.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Kilkenny native who has been living in Glin for the past four years, said: “That family had just lost a loved one and were kind enough to donate their organs to help people like me. They saved my life.”Emma was born with a reflux that damaged her kidneys. She underwent a number of unsuccessful operations between the ages of one and three and was eventually put on the waiting list for a kidney transplant.She underwent a successful kidney transplant when she was nine but only a year later, her own remaining kidney became infected and had to be removed.For eleven years, she continued to lead a normal life with only one kidney. However when this kidney failed it had to be removed, leaving Emma on dialysis for 18 months, waiting for a potential organ donation.And then came the phone call telling her that a potential match had been found. Since the successful completion of that life-changing transplant, Emma has been able to get back to living a full and healthy life with her husband and child.In fact, she has even participated in international competition in both the European and the World Transplant Games, which are currently underway in Newcastle upon Tyne.Emma and three of her friends will be competing in the Cook Medical mini-marathon and have taken part in a number of five-kilometre runs to prepare for the big event.3,000 women of all ages and abilities will walk, jog and run the 5km and 10km courses with participants raising funds for local charities from all across Ireland.2019 marks the fourth consecutive year of Cook Medical’s title sponsorship with further sponsorship confirmed until 2021. Facebook Linkedinlast_img read more

RE/MAX COO Appointed as Co-CEO

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post About Author: Staff Writer June 2, 2017 1,545 Views Share Save Subscribe Adam Contos RE/MAX Serene Smith 2017-06-02 Staff Writer The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Liz Bryant Named to Lead Wells Fargo’s Retail Sales Next: The Week Ahead: Reform to Dodd-Frank Tagged with: Adam Contos RE/MAX Serene Smith RE/MAX COO Appointed as Co-CEO Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. announced Tuesday the immediate appointment of COO Adam Contos to RE/MAX Co-CEO sharing responsibilities with Co-Founder and now Co-CEO Dave Liniger. Contos led many key functions at RE/MAX in the last 14 years and was named COO in 2016. With the appointment of Contos, Liniger will now be able to focus on furthering the company’s leadership position in the industry while driving special strategic initiatives.RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. announced Tuesday the immediate appointment of COO Adam Contos to RE/MAX Co-CEO sharing responsibilities with Co-Founder and now Co-CEO Dave Liniger. RE/MAX Holdings is the parent company of RE/MAX, LLC, a real estate brokerage service, and Motto Franchising, LLC, franchisor of the Motto Mortgage network of mortgage brokerages. Liniger will now be able to focus on furthering the company’s leadership position in the industry while driving special strategic initiatives.“I’m proud to have Adam, who has successfully led many key functions in our business over the last 13 years, partner with me at the CEO position,” said Liniger. “We have a talented and dedicated group of leaders at RE/MAX and I’ve been actively working with them to build our future. Under Adam’s leadership, I know this dynamic team will further our position as the number one name in real estate.”RE/MAX has utilized the Co-CEO structure in several of its CEO transitions. The approach ensures continuity in RE/MAX leadership, in its successful and unique business model, and in the overall company strategy.“We’re fortunate to have a deep and talented executive team at RE/MAX,” Liniger continued. “They share the same drive and desire to succeed that I had when I created this company over 44 years ago. We’re all strongly aligned around the core strategy, values, culture and mission that have made this company great. I’m confident that the strength of our management team supported by our exceptional agents, brokers, franchise owners and employees will continue to drive our future growth and success.”Contos managed RE/MAX daily operations including IT, HR, Business Development, Events, Brand Marketing, Communications, Media, and Public Relations as COO.“Dave’s founding principles and culture of success along with the dedication of RE/MAX agents and owners have made RE/MAX the greatest real estate company in the world,” said Contos. “I’m honored to drive RE/MAX forward on behalf of over 110,000 agents who represent this iconic brand by delivering exceptional service to their clients. We will continue to advance RE/MAX and the real estate industry by delivering the products and services that have made our franchisees and agents so successful for the last four decades.”In 2004, Contos joined RE/MAX working with offices in the Mountain States Region. He was promoted to the Region’s VP the following year. Between 2007 and 2013 he served first for the California & Hawaii Region and then the RE/MAX Florida Region. He was promoted to VP, Region Development, in 2013 and then to SVP of marketing, in February 2015. According to RE/MAX, during his marketing tenure, he and the business development team built a franchise sales process that fueled record growth. In 2016, Contos was named COO.Serene Smith, SVP of Financial Planning and Business Analytics, succeeds Contos as COO. Smith joined RE/MAX in 2006 as the Senior Manager of Internal Audit. She then was named VP of Financial Planning and Analysis in 2014 and a SVP in January 2016. in Featured, Headlines, Magazine, News Home / Featured / RE/MAX COO Appointed as Co-CEOlast_img read more

Deputy McDaid’s pension targetted in online campaign

first_imgNewsx Adverts Deputy McDaid’s pension targetted in online campaign Facebook Previous articleDerry family forced out of their homeNext articleEducation Department spent 500,000 renting from Tanaiste’s Uncle News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp An online campaign has been launched calling on Donegal Deputy Dr James McDaid to give up his ministerial pension.The facebook campaing already has the support of almost 600 people.So far, neither Deputy McDaid or MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher, have opted to give up the ministerial pension.Both are said to be mulling over the issue with announcements expected this week. Twitter By News Highland – May 3, 2010 Google+center_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more