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CITY VIEWS: IS THE GOVERNMENT RIGHT TO PUBLISH A LIST OF ITS BIGGEST SUPPLIERS?

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DraftKings scores Chicago Cubs deal, opens second NH sportsbook

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sports betting DraftKings has brokered a deal to become the official sports betting and daily fantasy partner of Major League Baseball team the Chicago Cubs, while the operator has also opened a second retail sportsbook in New Hampshire.Under the multi-year agreement with the Cubs, DraftKings plans to open a first-of-its-kind sportsbook facility at the team’s Wrigley Field home stadium (pictured).The development, which would require approval from the City of Chicago, would also enable consumers in the surrounding Wrigleyville neighbourhood to place bets online.This was facilitated by Senate Bill 690, the gaming expansion package signed into law by Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker in June last year. That included a provision to allow sports stadia with capacity of 17,000 or greater to secure a sports betting license for a $10m fee, and offer mobile wagering within a five-block radius.Read the full story on iGB North America. Email Address 3rd September 2020 | By contenteditor Tags: Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter DraftKings has brokered a deal to become the official sports betting and daily fantasy partner of Major League Baseball team the Chicago Cubs, while the operator has also opened a second retail sportsbook in New Hampshire. Regions: US DraftKings scores Chicago Cubs deal, opens second NH sportsbook Marketing & affiliateslast_img read more

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Anglican Alliance seeks “Agents of Change” for distance learning course

first_img Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Shreveport, LA Press Release Service Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Comments (1) Anglican Communion October 3, 2012 at 2:17 pm This looks very interesting! I would like to see if I can find enough people to form a small group, but would need to know the timeframe. Is it one academic year? Are all groups to start simultaneously? Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Submit an Event Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 [Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Alliance is calling for volunteers to take part in a distance learning course in community development skills is providing with Open University.The course called “Agents of Change” has been developed especially for the Anglican Alliance by Open University, the world famous distance learning university based in the UK. The course will soon be ready for use worldwide, and the Anglican Alliance is looking for some small groups of up to 10 people to try it out. The course is free of charge to Anglicans or people studying in Anglican academic institutions.“Agents of Change” takes six months to complete, and includes modules in:InclusionConsultationGovernanceProtection of vulnerable peopleWork ProgrammingPrinciples of financial managementStudents can study on-line, via CD Rom, or by running off the material in hard copy. They need to be able to get to a computer with internet access three times during the course so that they can upload their work.They can study individually, but they will have to meet with other students once a month – preferably face to face or if this is not possible, then via the internet – to talk through the challenging issues they will study. The course is designed for access level, so students need to have completed primary schooling, and done some secondary schooling, but do not need to have completed secondary education or done a degree. It is a challenging course, and during it students will design a development project for their own community.Students on the course need to spend about four hours a week on their studies. To qualify for the course students need the support of their local vicar, and must either be Anglicans or studying in an Anglican academic institution. The course is free of charge.It is possible for students to study on their own. However, during the consultation most people said that they wanted to study in groups. So this is ideal for a small group in a community who want to do something to tackle some of the challenges in their community, or for a small group who live close to a church office, or for a group in a theological college who want to understand more about development issues.Students can be located anywhere in the world. At present the course is delivered in English, but in future, it may be translated into other subjects.Students who complete the course get a certificate of completion from the Open University.The course includes two videos which have been made especially for the Alliance, including one on community which is available on their  vimeo channel.If you would like to take part in a pilot programme, and have a few friends who would like to study with you, please contact the Anglican Alliance director, Sally Keeble at [email protected] Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit a Press Release AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Tags Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Job Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Knoxville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem center_img Rector Tampa, FL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Smithfield, NC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA 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 Posted Oct 2, 2012 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Elizabeth Miller says: Rector Washington, DC Rector Bath, NC Rector Collierville, TN Rector Belleville, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Albany, NY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Comments are closed. 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Chicago Disability Pride

first_imgChicago’s Disability Pride Parade on July 21 gathered together over 1,000 people from as far away as North Dakota to celebrate disabled people’s contributions and to bring joy to participants and onlookers. Chicago Workers World Party carried a banner that read, “Support Disabled Liberation: From each according to our ability, to each according to our needs.” The banner featured silhouettes of people using various mobility devices as well as an illustration of a woman doing the ASL sign for “Unity.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img

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Federal court blocks Trump’s termination of TPS for Haiti

first_imgThe following article was published by Haiti Liberté on April 16. (tinyurl.com/y583q98m)By the National Immigration ProjectSaget vs. Trump is a lawsuit brought in January 2019 by Haïti Liberté, Family Action Network Movement (FANM), and nine Haitians who hold TPS status. The National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild (NIPNLG) was one of the plaintiffs’ lawyer groups arguing the case. They wrote the following summary of Judge Kuntz’s decision.In a victory for due process and a blow to Trump’s racially biased, anti-immigrant policies, on Apr. 11, 2019, Federal District Judge William F. Kuntz II issued a preliminary injunction blocking the Trump administration’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haiti.The Trump Administration had terminated TPS for more than 50,000 Haitians who have lived lawfully and contributed to the U.S. for nearly a decade. This decision is the result of a four-day trial in early January 2019 that heard testimony from experts, former government officials, and plaintiffs about the impact of the TPS termination, and the ways in which the government’s decision-making process violated long-established agency practices.In making the decision, Judge Kuntz reviewed evidence submitted by the government, by the plaintiffs, and “privileged” evidence (evidence only available to him). He then issued a nationwide injunction prohibiting the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from terminating TPS for Haiti pending the outcome of the litigation, effective immediately.There is also a preliminary injunction for Haitian TPS holders in a parallel case, Ramos v. Nielsen, which is currently on appeal. This injunction will continue until further order from Judge Kuntz, even if the one in Ramos is terminated upon a decision of appeal.Specifically, Judge Kuntz ruled that the plaintiffs are likely to succeed on the merits of their claim because DHS did not conduct a good-faith, evidence-based review of facts on the ground to determine whether to extend Haiti’s TPS. Instead the agency was improperly influenced by White House officials’ political motivations to terminate TPS, in violation of the Administrative Procedures Act, the judge found. The court also ruled that plaintiffs were likely to succeed on their claims that DHS had changed the standard for determining how TPS decisions are made, without notice or explanation, and that the Trump Administration terminated TPS for Haiti based on racial animus.Sejal Zota, legal director at the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild (NIPNLG) and attorney for the plaintiffs, said: “This 150-page decision is a long and thorough missive on government manipulation. It exposes at the highest levels the government’s unlawful dismantling of the TPS program, and its discriminatory purposes in doing so. It also vindicates the brave struggle of Haitian TPS holders who challenged Trump, because the law was on their side.”NIPNLG’s co-counsels in the case were the law firms Kurzban, Kurzban, Tetzeli and Pratt, and Mayer Brown. Providing significant support was the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti (IJDH), a Boston-based human rights nonprofit.In sum: Judge Kuntz’s findings indicate that the White House pressured federal agencies to change their longstanding practices to reach a decision sought by the administration for its own purposes, and that these same federal agencies manipulated facts and processes to justify a predetermined decision to end Haiti’s TPS status.“The evidence shows the White House exerted significant influence” over Elaine Duke, then the DHS acting secretary, Kuntz wrote.NIPNLG is enormously grateful for the support and tireless efforts of all our partners in this important decision, as well as to our brilliant co-counsel. We are thrilled to share this victory with them, and with the over 50,000 impacted U.S. Haitians who will benefit from the decision.The Court dismissed the claims related to notice and comment and the Regulatory Flexibility Act, as well as Haiti Liberté’s claims, based on a lack of standing.Here are the “Top 10 Highlights” of the decision:In an unusual step, the Court issued the injunction not only against DHS, but also against President Trump, to ensure the White House operates in accordance with the law (pp. 67-70).The Court found that Acting DHS Secretary Elaine Duke sought to terminate TPS for Haiti due in part to President Trump’s “America First” policy of reducing the number of nonwhite immigrants in the U.S., and unrelated to conditions in Haiti (pp. 91-93).The Court found that former DHS Secretary Kelly unlawfully predetermined the termination of Haiti’s TPS when he made his decision to extend TPS for Haiti in May of 2017. The Court cited to a “privileged” email directive to the agency that it should announce a 6-month extension, but also make clear in the federal register notice that Haiti’s TPS will be terminated in 6 months. In other words, it was unlawful for DHS to predetermine to cancel TPS at the same time that DHS extended TPS (p. 29, pp. 93-95).The Court found that high level officials furthered the agenda to dismantle the TPS program, including Gene Hamilton, then senior advisor to Secretary Kelly and previously a member of President Trump’s transition team on immigration, who wrote, “African countries are toast; Haiti is next” (p. 115, p. 132).The Court found that after the Haiti termination decision was announced, a DHS official admitted in a privileged email that it was the White House who led the TPS decision-making process for Haiti and influenced Duke. This included a November 2017 meeting orchestrated by the White House, during which Jeff Sessions, attorney general at the time, and many other White House officials, leaned on Duke to terminate Haiti’s TPS status. The implication of this finding is that the White House did indeed pressure DHS to change its process about TPS decisions (p. 128, p. 129).The Court found that State Department officials manipulated the process to reach a pretextual decision by ignoring the views of U.S. embassy officials in contravention of longstanding practice, rescinding an already-delivered recommendation to extend Haiti’s TPS from June, labeled in a privileged email by Secretary Nielsen as a mistake, and coordinating its review with DHS to terminate Haiti’s TPS (pp. 36-42, p. 100).The Court found that DHS officials Kathy Kovarik, Robert Law, Francis Cissna, and others manipulated the facts to reach a preordained decision by omitting negative information of Haiti’s country conditions from its memos and searching for any positive facts. For example, DHS official Robert Law noted to Kathy Kovarik that the draft decision memo for Haiti is “overwhelmingly weighted for extension which I do not think is the conclusion we are looking for.” In fewer than 30 minutes, and thus with no time to conduct any factual or legal analysis, Law returned another draft director memorandum that “made the document fully support termination” (pp. 95-97).The Court also pointed to then Secretary Kelly’s atypical and unprecedented directives to his staff to “search for criminality and welfare data” as “further evidence the agency was fishing for reasons to terminate TPS for Haiti,” and as evidence of discriminatory intent (pp. 23-25, p. 134). The Court also took note of Kelly’s racist statement that Haitians are “not a bad people, but they are welfare recipients” (p. 31, pp. 98-99, p. 132).The Court found that DHS unlawfully changed its past practice of looking to all country conditions to determine whether it was safe for nationals to return to their home country to only conditions related to the originating event, without explanation and in contravention of the statute (pp. 105-110).While the decisions to terminate Honduras’s and El Salvador’s TPS were delayed, the Court found that those decisions were predetermined in 2017 for Haiti, as evidenced by privileged government memos about the implications of the impending terminations for those countries. This means that the Judge, after examining evidence he could only see, found that Honduras and El Salvador were treated in a similar matter as Haiti (p. 132).More information about the lawsuit, links to the court filings, and decisions are available at nipnlg.org.(PHOTO CREDIT: https://haitiliberte.com/federal-court-blocks-trumps-termination-of-tps-for-haiti/)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Single-Family Rental Yields Drop in 2020

first_img Previous: President Trump Announces Coronavirus Response Next: Vote on COVID-19 Support Bill Delayed in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Share 2Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Rent prices Single Family Rental About Author: Mike Albanese March 12, 2020 2,398 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. ATTOM’s  Q1 2020 Single-Family Rental Market report reveals that the annual gross rental yield (annual rent income divided by the average purchase price of single-family homes) is 8.4% for 2020, which is down slightly from the 8.6% average of 2019.“The business of buying single-family homes for rent has lost a little steam this year across the United States as rents aren’t rising quite as fast as prices for investment rental properties in a majority of the country,” said Todd Teta, Chief Product Officer at ATTOM Data Solutions. “But from the national perspective, things are generally holding steady for landlords in the single-family home rental market. Also, profit trends are moving in favor of investors in higher-rent counties and against those in lower-rent regions.”Baltimore City and County in Maryland has the highest potential gross rental yields for 2020 at 28.9%. Following were Cumberland County, New Jersey (20.1%); Bibb County, Georgia (18.2%); Mobile County, Alabama (15.7%); and Clayton County, Georgia (15.1%)Baltimore City, Cumberland, and Bibb Counties had the top yields in 2019, also. Of the counties with a population of at least 1 million, the highest potential gross yield in 2020 are in Wayne County, Michigan (14.5%); Cuyahoga County, Ohio (11.8%); Cook County, Illinois (9.3%); Dallas County, Texas (9.1%); and Harris County, Texas (8.7%).ATTOM also reported that the annual gross rental yields for 2020 decreased in 231 of the 389 (59.4%) counties when compared to 2019. Delaware County, Pennsylvania, led the nation with its 30.5% decline. Prices rose faster than rents in 2019 in 231 of the 389 counties, including in Harris County; Maricopa County, Arizona; Kings County, New York; Riverside County, California; and San Bernardino County. However, rents rose faster than prices in just 40.6% of counties studied. Markets with accelerating rental prices include Los Angeles County, California; Cook County; San Diego County, California; Orange County, California: and Miami-Dade County, Florida. Markets that are expected to see growth in the single-family rental market include Wayne County; Cuyahoga County, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin; Shelby County; and Macomb County, Mississippi.  Print This Post Single-Family Rental Yields Drop in 2020 Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Home / Daily Dose / Single-Family Rental Yields Drop in 2020 Rent prices Single Family Rental 2020-03-12 Mike Albanese Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

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Prep Sports Roundup: 1/8

first_imgNEPHI, Utah-Bayli Heap and Megan Robins had 12 points apiece and the Juab Wasps routed Maeser 56-11 Tuesday in Region 14 girls basketball action. Noelle Wahl had 4 points in the loss for the Lions. Brad James Region 14 Tags: Aubree Ison/Bayli Heap/Brook Roper/Eliza Swallow/Ellie Shurtliff/Jaida King/Kassidy Alder/Logan Springer/Megan Robins/Morgan Hurdsman/Savannah Nielson/Sidney McDonald/Talynn Lovato Region 19 Region 15 Region 18 Written by BEAVER, Utah-Tavy Gale stepped up with 10 points and 6 rebounds as the Beaver Beavers gashed Enterprise 39-30 Tuesday in Region 18 girls basketball action. Ellie Shurtliff’s 10 points and 10 rebounds led the Wolves in defeat. GUNNISON, Utah-Eliza Swallow led the way with 14 points and the Millard Eagles overpowered Gunnison 54-42 in Region 18 girls basketball action Tuesday. Jaida King had 18 points in the loss for the Bulldogs. KANAB, Utah-Sidney McDonald netted 18 points and Kanab routed North Sevier 81-32 Tuesday in Region 18 girls basketball action. Brook Roper had 8 points for the Wolves in defeat. January 8, 2019 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 1/8 HERRIMAN, Utah-Logan Springer and Savannah Nielson had 10 points apiece and the Delta Rabbits bested Providence Hall 40-34 in Region 14 girls basketball Tuesday. Jesirae Berthoud had 11 points for the Patriots in defeat. MILFORD, Utah-Kinsey Williams posted 16 points and the Milford Tigers gashed Parowan 50-35 Tuesday in non-region girls basketball action. Non-Region BICKNELL, Utah-Hannah Morrill amassed 25 points and 12 rebounds as the Wayne Badgers routed Green River 66-35 in Region 19 girls basketball action Tuesday. Talynn Lovato had 20 points for the Pirates in defeat. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailGirls Basketball MANTI, Utah-Morgan Hurdsman posted 26 points and the Emery Spartans humbled Manti 77-34 Tuesday in Region 15 girls basketball action. Kassidy Alder’s 11 points in the loss paced the Templars. MONROE, Utah-Kenzie Jones netted 17 points and the South Sevier Rams pummeled North Sanpete 44-31 in Region 15 girls basketball action Tuesday. Aubree Ison had 16 points in the loss for the the Hawks.last_img read more

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Gas investments in MENA region jump by 29% despite demand shock

first_imgThe Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation’s report shows the MENA region’s committed gas investments are set to “hold steady” while planned gas investments are set to reach $126bn this year This year witnessed one of the “biggest gas demand shocks on record”, with a year-on-year reduction of 4% globally (Credit: Pixabay/Anita Starzycka) Planned gas investments in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) in 2020 have jumped by 29% compared to last year despite the historic global demand shock.That is according to a report by the Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP), which shows the MENA region’s committed gas investments are set to “hold steady” while planned gas investments are set to reach $126bn this year.The multilateral development financial institution’s MENA Gas & Petrochemicals Investments Outlook 2020-2024 notes that the increase is mainly due to the “strong ongoing regional gas drive for cleaner power generation and improved monetisation as a feedstock for the industrial and petrochemicals sectors”.This comes despite 2020 witnessing one of the “biggest gas demand shocks on record”, with a year-on-year reduction of 4% globally – which stands in stark contrast to 2019, where liquefied natural gas (LNG) final investment decisions reached a record high.APICORP CEO Dr Ahmed Ali Attiga said:“The decrease in gas demand has put fiscal pressures on government and private sectors alike, and we expect a few committed projects to continue facing strong headwinds in terms of payments, supply chain issues and potential project delays.“Overcoming these challenges will undoubtedly require strong policy support from governments, as well as enhanced collaboration between the private and public sector.“To this end, APICORP has continued to play a critical countercyclical role in alleviating these fiscal pressures and bridging the financing gap caused by the pandemic to strengthen the energy sector’s sustainability.” Saudi Arabia, Iran and Iraq are leading the way in terms of committed gas investmentsThe report highlights that the integration of the downstream value chain is expected to continue in the region, in conjunction with Asia.Saudi Arabia, Iran and Iraq are leading the way in terms of committed gas investments, which are being driven by the gas-to-power development drive in both Saudi Arabia and Iraq, as well as Iran’s South Pars programme and petrochemicals feed.The UAE has allocated $22bn to the country’s continued gas development masterplan realisation, which includes unconventional and sour gas development.Following the model set by the $20.7bn acquisition of a minority stake and lease rights in the state-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Company’s (ADNOC) gas pipeline assets by an international investor consortium, APICORP believes other National Oil Companies (NOCs) in the region with “large well-maintained midstream infrastructure” may pursue a similar strategy to “unlock intrinsic value and monetise strong asset bases”.In terms of committed petrochemicals investments, Egypt tops the region, followed by Iran and Saudi Arabia, due to the localisation of specialty chemical industries and feedstocks import substitution.Egypt also experienced a $10bn uptick in planned gas activities, mostly related to recently awarded offshore blocks to companies such as Chevron, BP and Noble, as well as the development of its midstream-downstream infrastructure to bolster its position as a gas hub.Meanwhile, the report notes that Qatar’s LNG business remains “highly attractive” for potential investors due to its low-cost resources, associated liquids and brownfield economics.State-owned Qatar Petroleum is expected to make a decision on partners by the fourth quarter of 2020, though delays in the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) tender process and depressed gas prices are expected to push the decision further into 2021.APICORP believes such a circumstance would make the possibility of solely funding the full project “more likely if needed”.center_img Annual growth rate for global gas demand set to dropThe 2020 global crisis is expected to reduce the annual growth rate for global gas demand during 2020-24 to 1.5% compared to the pre-COVID-19 estimate of 1.8%, according to APICORP’s report.Notably, the petrochemicals sector witnessed a year-on-year increase of $4bn in planned projects compared to last year’s outlook, while committed projects decreased by $13bn following the completion of several projects in 2019.With a share of 92%, government investments in committed and planned gas projects is much higher than it is in the petrochemicals sector at 72%.Given the increasing size of projects, the report notes that such investments typically rely on a 70:30 or 80:20 debt/equity ratio.The 2020 global crisis is expected to reduce the annual growth rate for global gas demand during 2020-24 to 1.5% compared to the pre-COVID-19 estimate of 1.8% (Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Mscalora)Leila Benali, APICORP’s chief economist for strategy, energy economics and sustainability, said: “The impact of COVID-19 on MENA gas demand and the petrochemicals sector will accelerate the industrial share of domestic demand.“As outlined in our MENA Gas & Petrochemicals Investments Outlook 2020-2024, gas demand is expected to grow by approximately 3.8% to 4% on average in MENA compared to 6% in 2019.“This downward revision is due to slower GDP growth and industrial output, the effect of price reforms, nuclear power projects coming online and increased share of renewables.“Additionally, a prolonged depression of LNG prices will put further pressure on a few LNG exporters in the region during a time when pipeline exports were already taking a hit.”last_img read more

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OnTheMarket targets 7,500 members

first_imgOnTheMarket is now targeting 7,500 members as part of its efforts to replace Zoopla as the number two property portal after gaining the support of 6,000 UK estate and letting agent offices across the country.The level of support, which consists of contracted members and agents who have signed a ‘Letter of Intent’ to join OTM when total support reaches 7,500 offices, was achieved less than 10 months after the launch of the portal in January 2015.The growth in members, in addition to website traffic which OTM says reached a record high of 5.7 million visits in October, ensures that the portal will enter 2016 in good shape, according to Ian Springett (left), Chief Executive of OTM.He said, “We will be entering 2016 in a strong position – supported by another heavyweight national marketing campaign – and intent on overtaking ZPG in terms of available UK residential listings.“From that point, we believe that agent momentum will snowball and we will focus all our energy on continuing to build a sustainably low-cost alternative to Rightmove to serve both agents and consumers better.”Mr Springett pointed out that it was nine months ago that Alex Chesterman, the CEO of Zoopla Property Group, called OnTheMarket.com a “short-term event” but he now believes that these latest figures prove he could not have been further from the truth.He continued, “The reality is that the pace of our growth is building. He (Alex Chesterman) should be in no doubt that OnTheMarket.com is here to stay.“What’s more, October was another record month for traffic with more than 5.7 million visits, of which over 60 per cent were from repeat visitors.”The use of non-binding Letters of Intent has been OTM’s primary method of building membership, and the portal views the 7,500 office target as a significant milestone, because if at that point new members make the same ‘other portal’ choices as existing OTM members, under the one other portal rule, OTM estimate that it will have more available UK residential property listings than Zoopla – “the Tipping Point”, a spokesperson added.Meanwhile, Zoopla Property Group (ZPG) claims that it achieved more than 7 million downloads for its mobile apps, a milestone reached in October, when 49 per cent of all interactions on the ZPG platform, which incorporates the likes of Zoopla, Primelocation and SmartNewHomes, were from a smartphone as more people use mobile devices to search for property on the move.Lawrence Hall (right) of ZPG commented, “It’s no secret that the explosion of mobile is the single most important development that is changing the way home movers search for property. With over seven million downloads of our apps and over 65 per cent of all visits to our platform now via mobile, our members are taking advantage of both our clear market position and continuous shift to mobile.”Zoopla has also announced that it has extended its Special Agents programme until the end of next year providing various incentives, ranging from market share reports to expensive prizes, designed to drive awareness of the tools and market intelligence available for free via Zoopla Pro.“Our ‘Special Agents’ campaign launched last week and we have been delighted with the response so far,” said Jon Notley, Chief Commercial Officer at ZPG. “We have had over 1,400 entries to the competition and that number is growing daily.”He added, “The campaign is designed to be fun but also useful and informative, with a very lucky member winning a limited edition Omega watch. We are also promoting awareness and usage of ZooplaPro, a service that is available to all of our members at no extra cost and which provides a number of useful tools that helps them save time and identify new business opportunities.”OnTheMarket OTM portals property portals Zoopla 2015-11-26The Negotiator Related articles “Millions have been thrown against the top portals for years with no effect”30th April 2021 Rightmove property listing lands estate agency in NIMBY hot water29th April 2021 OTM or Boomin? Agents won’t pay for four portals, warns industry leader28th April 2021What’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Home » News » Marketing » OnTheMarket targets 7,500 members OnTheMarket targets 7,500 members26th November 20150580 Viewslast_img read more

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55 Incoming Students Receive USI’s Top Merit Scholarships

first_imgThe University of Southern Indiana welcomes the class of 2023 top merit scholarship recipients. Fifty-five incoming freshmen received Presidential, Baccalaureate/Doctor of Medicine, Deans, Provost and Harolyn Torain Multicultural Leadership Scholarships. These students represent some of the brightest students from across the country as well as a wide cross-section of backgrounds and interests.Photo gallery of merit scholarship recipients.Presidential ScholarsPresidential Scholarships are awarded annually to 10 Indiana valedictorians and salutatorians of senior high school classes, who are chosen after a competitive interview process. Applicants must attend an accredited high school and earn an SAT score of 1290 or an ACT composite score of 27. The program began in 1988 as an initiative to bring outstanding Indiana students to USI. The full-tuition scholarships are funded by private donors to the USI Foundation.Liam Collins, of Lowell, Indiana, is the recipient of the David S. Deering Endowed Presidential Scholarship. A graduate of Lowell Senior High School, Collins plans to study nursing in USI’s College of Nursing and Health Professions.Charles Davis, of Normal, Illinois, is the recipient of the Robert A. and Carole D. Rust Endowed Presidential Scholarship. A graduate of Normal Community West High School, Davis plans to study mechanical engineering in USI’s Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education.Alex Edwin, of Henderson, Kentucky, is the recipient of the Ruth Gray Yates Endowed Presidential Scholarship. A graduate of Henderson County High School, Edwin plans to study Biochemistry in USI’s Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education.Spence Farmer, of Evansville, is the recipient of the Southern Indiana Higher Education Endowed Presidential Scholarship. A graduate of F. J. Reitz High School, Farmer plans to study visual arts teaching in USI’s College of Liberal Arts.Vonya Girgis, of Bedford, Indiana, is the recipient of the Robert M. Kent Family Endowed Presidential Scholarship. A graduate of Bedford-North Lawrence High School, Girgis plans to study mechanical engineering in USI’s Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education.Alexander Hardy, of Newburgh, Indiana, is the recipient of the Susan R. Enlow Endowed Presidential Scholarship. A graduate of Signature School, Hardy plans to study biology in USI’s Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education.Molly Holsopple, of Montgomery, Indiana, is the recipient of the Marian Baker Boelson Endowed Presidential Scholarship. A graduate of Barr-Reeve Junior-Senior High School, Holsopple plans to study chemistry in USI’s Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education.Bethanne Lawson, of Lafayette, Indiana, is the recipient of the James J. Giancola and Sally H. Roty Endowed Presidential Scholarship. A graduate of Faith Christian School, Lawson plans to study elementary education in USI’s Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education.Lydia Moesner, of Boonville, Indiana, is the recipient of the Janet L. and Daniel M. Fuquay Endowed Presidential Scholarship. A graduate of Boonville High School, Moesner plans to study nursing in USI’s College of Nursing and Health Professions.Summer Skelton, of Gentryville, Indiana, is the recipient of the Robert L. and Mary L. Koch Endowed Presidential Scholarship. A graduate of Heritage Hills High School, Skelton plans to study biochemistry in USI’s Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education.Provost ScholarsThe University of Southern Indiana Provost Scholarship is a scholarship program intended to promote academic excellence. For selected scholars, the University provides awards that waive full tuition. These awards are coordinated with other tuition-specific aid (if applicable) to ensure that the total of tuition-specific assistance does not exceed total tuition charges. Students who meet all requirements for the USI Presidential Scholarship will be considered as candidates for this award in the event they are not selected to receive the Presidential Scholarship.Kinley Day, of Mitchell, Indiana, is a graduate of Mitchell High School and plans to study biology in USI’s Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education.Corrie Grubb, of McLeansboro, Illinois, is a graduate of Hamilton County High School and plans to study engineering in USI’s Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education.Carolyn Kobe, of Newburgh, Indiana, is a graduate of Castle High School with plans to study biology in USI’s Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education.Alysa Lasley, of Princeton, Indiana, is a graduate of Princeton Community High School with plans to study early childhood education in USI’s Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education.Katie Lewis, of Waynetown, Indiana, is a graduate of North Montgomery High School with plans to study radiologic and imaging services in USI’s College of Nursing and Health Professions.Ryan Memmer, of Elberfeld, Indiana, is a graduate of Wood Memorial High School with plans to study accounting and professional services in USI’s Romain College of Business.Kali Taber, of Chandler, Indiana, is a graduate of Boonville High School with plans to study marketing in USI’s Romain College of Business.Sarah Titzer, of Mill Shoals, Illinois, is a graduate of Fairfield Community High School with plans to study nursing in USI’s College of Nursing and Health Professions.Karlena Wagler, of Loogootee, Indiana, is a graduate of Barr-Reeve Junior-Senior High School with plans to study nursing in USI’s College of Nursing and Health Professions.Lucas Zoglmann, of Philpot, Kentucky, is a graduate of Daviess County High School with plans to study computer science in USI’s Romain College of Business.Baccalaureate/Doctor of Medicine ScholarsBaccalaureate/Doctor of Medicine (B/MD) Scholarships are awarded to exceptional Indiana high school students annually, who meet similar academic requirements to those of Presidential Scholars. The B/MD Scholarship program, which offers a provisional seat in the Indiana University School of Medicine to each recipient, is sponsored jointly by USI and the Evansville Center for Medical Education, Indiana University School of Medicine. The full-tuition scholarships are funded by private donors to the USI Foundation.Aylisadat Anvaripour, of Newburgh, Indiana, is the recipient of the Ethel Reed Endowed B/MD Scholarship. A graduate of Castle High School, Anvaripour plans to study biochemistry in USI’s Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education.Arya Bolla, of Carmel, Indiana, is the recipient of the Thomas E. Topper Endowed B/MD Scholarship. A graduate of Park-Tudor School, Bolla plans to study biology in USI’s Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education.Alexandria Etienne, of Leopold, Indiana, is the recipient of the Dr. William C. H. Grimm, Jr. and Phyllis R. Grimm Endowed B/MD Scholarship. A graduate of Perry Central Junior-Senior High School, Etienne plans to study biology in USI’s Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education.Taylor Evans, of Boonville, Indiana, is the recipient of the Victor V. Schriefer, Jr. Endowed B/MD Scholarship. A graduate of Boonville High School, Evans plans to study biochemistry in USI’s Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education.Machella Mohit, of Carmel, Indiana, is the recipient of the Ethel Reed Endowed B/MD Scholarship. A graduate of Carmel High School, Mohit plans to study biochemistry in USI’s Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education.Grace Murrell, of Evansville, is the recipient of the Delores DeWitt and Charles H. Browning and Jennifer and Mark Browning Endowed B/MD Scholarship. A graduate of Reitz Memorial High School, Murrell plans to study biology in USI’s Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education.Deans ScholarsDeans Scholarships are awarded annually to 10 exceptional students from across the country who rank at or near the top of their high school classes. Applicants meet similar academic requirements to those of B/MD scholars. Recipients of Deans Scholarships receive an award of $2,000 each year, funded by private donors to the USI Foundation. Most Deans Scholars receive additional scholarship funding through their academic departments.Hanna Clark, of Sellersburg, Indiana, is the recipient of an Olive Carruthers Cliffy Endowed Deans Scholarship. A graduate of Silver Creek High School, Clark plans to study political science in USI’s College of Liberal Arts.Elizabeth Crites, of Olney, Illinois, is the recipient of an Aline Nunn Renner Endowed Deans Scholarship. A graduate of Richland County High School, Crites plans to study marketing in USI’s Romain College of Business.Jaden Bryce Diaz, of Evansville, is the recipient of the Bess C. and Elmer W. Halwes Memorial Endowed Deans Scholarship. A graduate of Signature School, Diaz plans to study nursing in USI’s College of Nursing and Health Professions.Cameron Hough, of Olney, Illinois, is the recipient of an Arthur G. and Elsie D. Kanzler Endowed Deans Scholarship. A graduate of Richland County High School, Hough plans to study accounting and professional services in USI’s Romain College of Business.Kaleigh Mann, of Worthington, Indiana, is a recipient of an Olive Carruthers Clifft Endowed Deans Scholarship. A graduate of Owen Valley Community High School, Mann plans to study psychology in USI’s College of Liberal Arts.Erica Michels, of Albion, Illinois, is the recipient of an Arthur G. and Elsie D. Kanzler Endowed Deans Scholarship. A graduate of Edwards County High School, Michels plans to study accounting and professional services in USI’s Romain College of Business.Carli Morris, of Mount Carmel, Illinois, is the recipient of the Melvin Paul and Emma G. Gorby Endowed Deans Scholarship. A graduate of Mount Carmel High School, Morris plans to study biology in USI’s Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education.Ashtynn Powell, of Linton, Indiana, is the recipient of the Henry J. and Hazel D. Bennighof Endowed Deans Scholarship. A graduate of Linton-Stockton High School, Powell plans to study engineering in USI’s Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education.Savannah Staples, of Mulkeytown, Illinois, is the recipient of an Aline Nunn Renner Endowed Deans Scholarship. A graduate of Sesser-Valier High School, Staples has yet to determine a major.Ian Zweifel, of Mooresville, Indiana, is the recipient of the Paul and Madeline Fletchall Endowed Deans Scholarship. A graduate of Covenant Christian High School, Zweifel plans to study biochemistry in USI’s Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education.Harolyn Torain Multicultural Leadership ScholarsThe Harolyn Torain Multicultural Leadership Scholarship is designed to provide comprehensive support to students who demonstrate academic achievement and leadership in diverse organizations, environments, and leadership capacity for civic engagement and within the 21st century workplace. The program offers a $5,000 academic year award ($2,500 for fall semester and $2,500 for spring semester). Additionally, recipients will participate in an Inclusive Excellence Program that includes various leadership, community service and cultural experiences throughout the academic year. The award is named to honor Torain ’71, the first USI alumni to serve as chair of the USI Board of Trustees.Sophie Bittner, of Evansville, is a graduate of North High School who plans to study social work in USI’s College of Liberal Arts.Joseph Bohlen, of Evansville, is a home-schooled student who plans to study engineering in USI’s Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education.Reagin Branaman, of Columbus, Indiana, is a graduate of Columbus East High School who plans to study nursing in USI’s College of Nursing and Health Professions.Jazmin Campos, of Humble, Texas, is a graduate of Quest High School who plans to study nursing in USI’s College of Nursing and Health Professions.Jackson Cieslack, of Chandler, Indiana, is a graduate of Castle High School who plans to study biology in USI’s Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education.Kaleb Conklin, of Haubstadt, Indiana, is a graduate of North High School who plans to study exercise science in USI’s Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education.Savannah Freeman, of Indianapolis, is a graduate of Pike High School who plans to study food and nutrition in USI’s College of Nursing and Health Professions.Sarah Fruit, of Evansville, is a graduate of Reitz Memorial High School who plans to study food and nutrition in USI’s College of Nursing and Health Professions.Zion Gibson Riley, of Owensboro, Kentucky, is a graduate of Owensboro Senior High School who plans to study art in USI’s College of Liberal Arts.Breanna Harper, of Jeffersonville, Indiana, is a graduate of Jeffersonville High School who plans to study nursing in USI’s College of Nursing and Health Professions.Judaea Hopson, of Springfield, Illinois, is a graduate of Springfield Southeast High School who plans to study nursing in USI’s College of Nursing and Health Professions.Noah Lonaker, of Noblesville, Indiana, is a graduate of Noblesville High School who plans to study political science in USI’s College of Liberal Arts.Viktoriia Mayatska, of Evansville, is a graduate of Harrison High School who plans to study art in USI’s College of Liberal Arts.Lee Moore, Jr., of Matteson, Illinois, is a graduate of Chicago Christian who plans to study psychology in USI’s College of Liberal Arts.Madison Risley, of Evansville, is a graduate of Signature School who plans to study business administration in USI’s Romain College of Business.Payton Stewart, of Evansville, is a graduate of the EVSC New Tech Institute who plans to study psychology in USI’s College of Liberal Arts.Mackenzie Swartzentruber, of Montgomery, Indiana, is a graduate of Barr-Reeve Junior-Senior High School who plans to study nursing in USI’s College of Nursing and Health Professions.Elijah Toavs, of Sandys, Bahamas, is a home-schooled student who has yet to determine a major.Caroline Turner, of Crawfordsville, Indiana, is a graduate of North Montgomery High School who plans to study nursing in USI’s College of Nursing and Health Professions.Merit Scholars must maintain full-time continuous enrollment in each regular semester, with a minimum of 30 semester hours successfully completed each academic year.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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