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Britons hit by uncertainty

first_imgSunday 26 September 2010 10:23 pm Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof whatsapp KCS-content Share Britons hit by uncertainty whatsapp Show Comments ▼ BRITISH households felt their wallets stretched even further in September as a combination of rampant inflation, job market uncertainty and static incomes caused a marked deterioration in households’ finances, the Markit Household Finance Index will show today.Markit’s survey revealed that 27 per cent of households reported a deterioration in September compared to just 7 per cent recording an improvement. The index rose to 40.2 from 37.9 in August but remained well below the 50 no-change level. Households’ gloom is not expected to shift soon – 41 per cent of households anticipate a worsening in their financial situation over the next 12 months compared to 23 per cent that forecast an improvement. Tim Moore, economist at Markit, said: “September’s survey adds to a growing weight of evidence that UK households are braced for a renewed squeeze on their finances in the months ahead. Concerns over pay and job security remain at the forefront of people’s minds, while stubbornly high inflation and an impending VAT rise are becoming increasingly difficult to ignore.”Consumers’ confidence is not being helped by the gloomier outlook for the UK housing market. Hometrack’s monthly housing survey, published today, showed prices falling across all regions for the first time since April 2009. Nationally, house prices fell by 0.4 per cent and for the third consecutive month. Hometrack expects this period of falls to continue well into 2011. “Agents report that there are fewer purchasers and that those purchasers looking to buy are both cautious and choosy – the return to a buyers’ market seems inevitable in the coming months,” said Richard Donnell, director of research at Hometrack. Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Monte Carlo Casino operator SBM sees gaming revenue decline 16.1% in Q3

first_imgFor the year so far, gaming has brought in €94.0m, down 54.3%. Overall revenue, meanwhile, declined 50.3% to €264.5m. Land-based casino Total revenue, meanwhile, came to €95.8m, down 23.0%. This decline was largely due to low hotel revenue at €23.5m, down 48.5% year-on-year. 25th January 2021 | By Daniel O’Boyle The group has also issued short-term negotiable debt securities, with plans to raise €150m. So far, it has raised €65m through these securities, while the Monegasque government has committed to buy up to €120m worth of securities if there is no other interest. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Land-based casino Online casino Q4 results 2020 Results 2020 Online sports betting “This decrease remains small given the public health situation,” the SBM group said. “Table gaming revenue actually benefited from particularly favourable luck during the month of December.” Lease revenue for various shop and office properties owned by SBM, however, was up 9.2% at €27.2m, while other revenue fell 61.5% to €735,000. This, the Société said, “confirms the validity of the diversification strategy SBM has engaged in over the last several years”. The voluntary departure plan saw 164 employees opt to leave. This larger-than-expected takeup means SBM now expects to make less layoffs than the anticipated 161. Monte Carlo Casino operator SBM sees gaming revenue decline 16.1% in Q3center_img Tags: Société des Bains de Mer Today, Betclic Everest subsidiary Bet-at-Home announced that it had raised its earnings guidance for 2020 to €30.9m, after a “supremely positive” fourth quarter Monte Carlo Casino and Betclic Everest owner Société des Bains de Mer (SBM) saw gaming revenue fall 16.1% year-on-year in the three months ended 31 December 2020, the third quarter of its 2020-21 fiscal year, despite quarter-on-quarter improvement. The group noted that the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is still having a “strong impact” on its ability to operate, and while Monaco did not lock down during the quarter, opening hours for restaurants and casinos were reduced. Looking forward, the group said it expects “a sharply deteriorated financial performance” for the full year. Last year, the group announced a restructuring plan that would include voluntary departure for employees aged over 57 years and layoffs in departments that need to cut further costs. Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: Europe Western Europe France Gaming revenue for the third quarter continued to recover from a low point of €9.6m (£8.5m/$11.7m) for the first quarter, hitting €45.9m. However, this was still down 16.1% year-on-year.last_img read more

Simbisa Brands Limited (SIM.zw) HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgSimbisa Brands Limited (SIM.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Simbisa Brands Limited (SIM.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Simbisa Brands Limited (SIM.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Simbisa Brands Limited (SIM.zw)  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileSimbisa Brands Limited is the largest fast-food restaurant operator in Zimbabwe and owns, operates and franchises a selection of well-known Quick Service Restaurant brands. These include Pizza Inn and Chicken Inn, and Nandos and Steers of South Africa. Simbisa Brands Limited has an extensive footprint in Africa, with outlets in Zimbabwe and 10 African countries including Kenya, Ghana, Mauritius, Botswana, DRC, Malawi, Swaziland, Lesotho and Zambia. The fast-food restaurant group is a spin-off from Innscor Africa, a ZSE-listed manufacturing group in Zimbabwe. Simbisa Brands Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

1 dividend stock I’d consider as an income investor

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Cash Flow to Dividend Ratio (%)55.966.068.682.3 Last week, Britvic (LSE:BVIC) announced a renewed distribution deal with PepsiCo for the next 20 years. I have previously written about another stock that operates behind the scenes of the food & beverage industry that is set to potentially benefit significantly from this deal. However, the primary beneficiary is, of course, Britvic itself, a stock I think could be a good buy for income investors like me.The opportunity for income investorsFor those unfamiliar with the name, Britvic is a manufacturer and distributor of soft drinks. Its product portfolio contains some of the most popular brands in Europe — including J2O, Tango, Robinsons, Fruit Shoot and Teisseire.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Furthermore, as previously stated, it is also responsible for the packaging and distribution of PepsiCo products – including Pepsi, 7Up, Lipton Ice Tea and Mountain Dew.The business relationship between the two industry giants started back in 1987 and is now set to continue until at least 2040.The combined brand portfolio is so vast that if you walk down the drinks aisle of your local supermarket, a massive chunk of it consists of products either made or distributed by Britvic.A huge threat to the soft drinks industry has been the sugar tax that has been put in place by government as a means to tackle obesity. Businesses like The Coca-Cola Company have had to compensate by either passing on the additional cost to customers or reducing portion sizes.Britvic has had no such disruptions. The management team’s wise decision to replace sugar with natural sweeteners has made its manufactured products ‘healthier’ and cheaper for customers.The financialsThe impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has undoubtedly affected the company’s out-of-home revenue stream. However, this loss has been somewhat offset by a increase in at-home consumption.Consequently, dividends have been temporarily deferred to ensure the firm retains its strong liquidity as the pandemic continues to develop. Enter Your Email Address Zaven Boyrazian does not own shares in Britvic. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Britvic. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Free Cash Flow to Equity (£m)142.6112.5103.979.9 “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 1 dividend stock I’d consider as an income investor Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 2019201820172016 Gross Dividends (£m)79.874.271.365.8 I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Historically, stock has achieved a steady, reliable increase in profits primarily due to its expansion into international markets. But more important is the company’s ability to generate additional cash each year.Free cash flow-to-equity (FCFE) – the amount of cash available to shareholders after all expenses, reinvestment, and debt are paid – increased by 78% since 2016. With more money to spare, dividend payments have seen an average 7% increase each year.Comparing FCFE to the gross dividends also shows that management is being conservative with the amount being returned to shareholders. As such, the firm can invest in new products and facilities unrestricted, while simultaneously reducing the need for a potential dividend cut in the future.The bottom lineThe share price has fallen by nearly 22% over the past year as a result of the pandemic. However, business disruptions are only temporary, as is the pause on the historical 4% dividend yield.Therefore, I think Britvic is currently being undervalued by the market and thus provides a potential buying opportunity for income investors like me, but value investors too. Zaven Boyrazian | Wednesday, 28th October, 2020 | More on: BVIC See all posts by Zaven Boyrazianlast_img read more

Afrika back for Seven World Series home leg

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Among the regional qualifiers, Zimbabwe name two debutants, Mike Morris and Lloyd Machanjaire, while only two of Morocco’s players have previous experience at this level, in 2003.Sevens stars on SafariIn the run-up to the third round of the Series at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, four of Sevens’ finest – Frankie Horne (RSA), Miles Craigwell (USA), Manuel Montero (ARG) and Andrew Turnbull (SCO) – visited the Kragga Kamma game park in the third ‘HSBC Sevens: Around the World’ chapter. Watch the video and download rights-free photos on irbsevens.com. South Africa Sevens stalwart Frankie Horne said: “It was nice to have a day off from training and come out and do something like this. Being from South Africa myself, I have been to a game park before but it’s always so stunning and for these guys as well who are not from here, it is even more impressive for them.”Manuel Montero, second top try-scorer on the Series this season and known in Argentina as the ‘Panther,’ said: “It was really amazing seeing Giraffes, Rhinos and wilderbeast out in the open and not in cages here like this. Seeing them all so close was an unforgettable moment. Then coming and stroking the two wild cheetahs as well, was scary but such a good experience.” Cecil Afrika back in time for the home leg of the Sevens World SeriesAll 16 national teams have declared their final squads to compete at the Nelson Mandela Bay South Africa Sevens, round three of the HSBC Sevens World Series on 9-10 December.Having missed the action in Dubai last weekend, IRB Sevens Player of the Year Cecil Afrika has recovered from a rib injury to take his place in the team for hosts South Africa.“Cecil is definitely going to play,” said coach Paul Treu. “He passed his fitness test and we would like to get him on the park as soon as possible. We can’t wait for him to pull that jersey on and he’s also very excited to start here.”Treu names one debutant in his squad in Cornal Hendricks, while New Zealand coach Gordon Tietjens gives a first Sevens cap to Kylem O’Donnell, brother of former Sevens star Declan.Among the other core teams, Argentina hand a debut to Agustin Vago; Australia name two debutants in Jo Lalagavesi and Bill Meakes and Kenya draft in Phillip Wamae. EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND – MAY 29: Cecil Afrika of South Africa celebrates at the final whistle of the match between South Africa Wales and during day two of of the IRB Edinburgh Sevens Festival at Murrayfield Stadium on May 29, 2011 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)last_img read more

This definitive BLOOPERS collection from RWC 2019 will have you grinning all over again

first_imgTuesday Nov 26, 2019 This definitive BLOOPERS collection from RWC 2019 will have you grinning all over again It’s been almost four weeks since South Africa famously lifted the Webb Ellis Trophy after beating England in the final of the Rugby World Cup. The tournament had many unforgettable moments, amongst them, a number of crazy bloopers. ADVERTISEMENTHere is a look at some of the very best howlers from throughout the tournament, as 45 matches were played out across Japan, intriguing local fans and capturing the interest of the global rugby population.While the rugby on the field is always serious business, there were certainly some moments that stood out and brought a smile to the face. Even in the final itself.If it happened to your team, you’re definitely not laughing but most fans would have had a chuckle out of seeing a top player make a terrible, uncharacteristic mistake, or as in Fiji’s case, come up with the ‘falcon’ of all falcons!There were a few shocking forward passes, some of which were missed by officials, as well as a few gifts from opposition teams that led to tries, and then just some comical moments in general, showing that even the best in the world can look decidedly human at times.All in all, it was a brilliant world cup, we miss it. But this compilation brings back some nice memories and is sure to put a smile on your face.ADVERTISEMENTcredit: yoe91 Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Funnies Related Articles 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: American reacts to brilliant Nigel… 29 WEEKS AGO Video of John Kirwan apologising while wearing… 29 WEEKS AGO Simon Zebo reveals how ‘absolute lunatic’… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

SO House / PHYD Arquitectura

first_imgArchDaily Photographs Houses Photographs:  emontenegro / architectural photography ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/919850/so-house-phyd-arquitectura Clipboard CopyHouses•Porto de Mós, Portugal Architects: PHYD Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project Engineering:Pedro Viegas, InfrelCollaborators:Inês Belmarço, Architect; João Dias, Architect; João Antunes, Architect; Inês Oliveira, Architect; Marta Santos ArchitectStructure:Pedro ViegasConstruction:J.P.C.C.Water Project:InfrelElectrical Project:InfrelCity:Porto de MósCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© emontenegro / architectural photographyText description provided by the architects. Confrontation with the reality of these ruins was always a confrontation seeped in memories. Memories of a place where the raw matter it is constituted of – the rock, the valley, and the mountain – shows evident expression, provoking a game of fine balance between place, matter, light, and shadow. We found light that dripped down the stone walls defining spaces separated only by rows of stacked rock. In each fissure, in each wrinkle, a soft balance between light and shadow.Save this picture!© emontenegro / architectural photographySave this picture!South ElevationSave this picture!© emontenegro / architectural photographyStanding before this scenery, the exercise consisted of finding the most natural way to connect ruins and spaces, simultaneously defining future possibilities for links between the interior and the exterior. Where decisions were concerned, we chose to rehabilitate pre-existing volumes and introduce a new connecting element. The answer is given by the almost immediate decision to join together the pre-existing elements.Save this picture!© emontenegro / architectural photographyThis gesture, deeply connected to the terrain along the slope of the terrain – connects the two sections facing west, forming an exterior courtyard adorned with a centenary olive tree. This project builds a space that runs through the ruins, uniting them and revealing the obvious functional relationship between the house’s programmatic areas, simultaneously differentiating the possibilities for inhabiting the exterior space. It expresses its temporality through the antagonism of matter in its relationship with pre-existing elements. – Paulo Henrique DurãoSave this picture!© emontenegro / architectural photographyProject gallerySee allShow lessOCM House / Studio Jackson ScottSelected ProjectsAlila Bangsar / Neri&Hu Design and Research OfficeSelected Projects Share Projects SO House / PHYD Arquitectura Portugal 2019 Year:  Lead Architect: “COPY” Paulo Henrique Durão “COPY” Area:  289 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/919850/so-house-phyd-arquitectura Clipboard SO House / PHYD ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveSO House / PHYD ArquitecturaSave this picture!© emontenegro / architectural photography+ 17Curated by Matheus Pereira Share CopyAbout this officePHYD ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPorto de MósPortugalPublished on June 28, 2019Cite: “SO House / PHYD Arquitectura” [Casa SO/ PHYD Arquitectura] 28 Jun 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucets / SinkshansgroheKitchen SinksGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceRetractable StructuresShadeFXRetractable Canopies in Beverly HillsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsBars / Wire / MeshJakobWebnet – Sports NetSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteHanging LampsLuminisPendant Lights – HollowcoreHandicap BathroomAamsco Lighting, Inc.Mirror-Lux LED Illuminated MirrorMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Future-Proofing the Dairy Sector

first_img SHARE Future-Proofing the Dairy Sector Those in and outside dairy know that the industry is no stranger to struggles. It’s had to make many transitions and adjustments. Mary Ledman, dairy global sector strategist for Rabo AgriFinance, is foreseeing changes that are exciting but challenging.“It’s going to cause some dairy producers to look themselves in the mirror and say, ‘Is the dairy industry of the future one that I’m prepared for? What do I need to do to be part of it?’” said Ledman.A lot of dairy producers like the animal husbandry aspects of their job or the cropping standpoint. Not only do dairy farmers need to excel in those areas, but also animal welfare, concern for the workforce, environment, and sustainability.“We think that there’s tremendous demand change driven by the chain, so think about large, multi-national companies that have made climate and greenhouse gas commitments,” said Ledman. “Agriculture is going to play a key role in helping those companies make those commitments.”Ledman is also seeing circular agriculture, carbon sequestering, and strengthening entrepreneurship all playing larger roles for the dairy farm of the future. She said technology will be at the center.“That’s actually a driving point for bringing some farm kids who don’t want to farm the same way dad or grandma farmed,” she said. “[The] robotics, the technology and the traceability really gets them excited about this industry.”How soon could we see some of these changes? By 2026.“We’re going to see more change in the next five years than we’ve seen in the past 20 years,” said Ledman. “It’s all going to be driven by the dairy sector’s ability to monitor report and verify their activities on farm and their activities towards sustainability are going to be crucial for our industry’s ability to have their social license to produce.” Home Indiana Agriculture News Future-Proofing the Dairy Sector Facebook Twitter Previous articleAgriculture Makes Gains in Greenhouse Gas Emission ReductionsNext articleHAT Market Analysis for 2/11/21 with Mike Silver at Kokomo Grain Ashley Davenport By Ashley Davenport – Feb 11, 2021 Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more

Veteran’s Day Community Service Project teaches students service and sacrifice

first_imgTwitter Building sustainability together Linkedin ReddIt Twitter Grace Toupshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grace-toups/ Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Grace Toupshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grace-toups/ Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Water line breaks affect Moudy for third time this year Previous articleWhen it rains, it pours; 47-10 loss to West Virginia worst for TCU in Patterson eraNext articleImpressive performance from McCall not enough, Horned Frogs fall to Sooners 3-1 Grace Toups RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Marathon runner persists after being mauled by a pit bull Making the first year countcenter_img Grace is a senior journalism major and minor in business. She grew up in Tampa, Florida and loves to spend time in the sunshine with her friends. She can’t start her day without a cup of coffee and when she’s not in the media lab you can find her exploring hidden gems in Fort Worth. Grace Toupshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grace-toups/ Grace Toups Facebook ReddIt + posts Linkedin Facebook Grace Toupshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grace-toups/ printThe morning routine of saying the Pledge of Allegiance at Starpoint School had students showing extra American pride during their Veteran’s Day celebration Friday.The first level class hosted a veterans community service project, with the entire school, where students wrote letters to veterans and active military, brought in family member’s military memorabilia for a gallery walkthrough, and collected candy for Operation Gratitude.Students were excited to show off their family military memorabilia for the Veterans Day gallery walkthrough. (Credit: Grace Toups)“This was entirely the children’s effort,” Miss. May said, the first level teacher. “They brought in over 123 pounds of candy and wrote over 250 letters for Operation Gratitude.”Operation Gratitude is a service that sends more than 300,000 care packages a year to active military members and their families all over the world. The children at Starpoint were asked to not buy any of the candy donated, rather sacrifice their own candy in honor of the active military who sacrifice so much for us.“Service and sacrifice is the main lesson I’ve been trying to teach these children,” Miss. May said. “They only had a few days to bring in candy and write letters to active military and each day they kept asking if they could bring in more and more.”Jeff Pengelly, former Marine and parent of one of the first level students, came and talked to the children about his work as an active member in the military as part of the Veterans Day celebration.Pengelly and his daughter pose proudly after the end of the service, thankful for all the military have given to them. (Credit: Grace Toups)Students had the opportunity to listen to Pengelly share his story about being an active member of the Marines from 2004-2010. They had the chance to ask questions and get to learn more about what service and sacrifice for our country means.“Everyone in this school has love and we need to show love for each other,” said one of Miss  May’s first level students.At the end of Pengelly’s presentation, the students sang the Star Spangled Banner and presented Pengelly with homemade clay bass relief medals representing pride, service, and honor to those who have served in the military.Starpoint School hopes to continue this service project each year, teaching young students about the importance of Veterans Day and our freedom. Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more

TCU announces online-only weekend classes as makeup for winter storm cancellations

first_imgFacebook Benton McDonald Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Twitter Thousands of TCU community members receive COVID-19 vaccines as university supply increases + posts Chancellor talks stimulus money, COVID-19 vaccines and more at limited attendance faculty town hall Settlement reached between TCU, former professor in discrimination lawsuit ReddIt Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ printThree Saturday class dates have been added to the semester calendar after unprecedented winter weather canceled most classes last week. The makeup dates were announced by Provost Teresa Abi-Nader Dahlberg in an email to faculty and students Wednesday. Saturdays March 20, March 27 and April 10 will be the makeup days for the classes cancelled from Feb. 17 to Feb. 19. The online-only makeups can de delivered synchronously or asynchronously. Dahlberg said the dates were chosen after discussions with the Provost Council, Faculty Senate, Student Government Association and Graduate Student Senate. Notably, they do not conflict with next month’s Spring Refresh. The refresh is a planned three-day off period from Mar. 8 to Mar. 10. A campus-wide snowball fight last week in the Commons. (Leah Bolling / Staff Photographer)Student body president Paige Shiring said she pushed for classes to not be held over the refresh. “I was dead set on not having any classes over Spring Refresh,” she said. “I just know that undergrads would much prefer it that way. It was really cool that that was what ended up happening.” Shiring expressed gratitude for being consulted in the decision. Dahlberg reached out to her and other student leaders and had multiple meetings with them this week before the announcement was made. “I’m really pleased that admin not only took our opinions as students into account but really listened and actively wanted it to make that decision,” she said. Faculty Senate Chair Sean Atkinson echoed Shiring in a statement to TCU360. “I’m glad that students, faculty and staff were consulted and included in the process of determining how to make up the days missed last week,” he said. “Though there were no really great solutions, this approach at the very least preserves the Spring Refresh with the least amount of impact on the last few weeks of the semester.”Not holding makeup dates near the end of the semester due to concerns about overburdening was also considered, Dahlberg wrote.The cancellations needed to be rescheduled due to university regulatory requirements under the U.S. Department of Education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges that require a minimum number of class hours to deliver. Construction workers fix a water pipe between Sadler Hall and Mabee Hall. (JD Pells/Staff Photographer)All in-person and online classes were canceled for four full days due to winter weather in Texas. Read More: TCU extends use of campus recreation center as shelter for studentsAll classes resumed Monday. The Mary Couts Burnett Library has remained closed due to ongoing repairs related to weather damage. According to a TCU spokesperson, a leak began in the library on Feb. 15. The “flood zone” includes the first, second and third floors of the library’s west side. The entrance to the west side will be closed until further notice, according to the university. Plans are being developed to ensure access to books and other materials. Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ReddIt Twitter TCU announced makeup dates for classes after last week’s unprecedented winter weather. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer) Previous articleTCU News Now 2/24/2021Next articleThe Skiff: Feb. 25, 2021 Benton McDonald RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Benton McDonald is a senior journalism and political science double major from Austin, Texas. He has worked for TCU360 since his freshman year and is currently the executive editor. Linkedin Facebook Board approves tuition freeze, RRI actions but doesn’t act on eligibility issue spurred by Williams Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution last_img read more