Oklahoma Governor signs new gaming compacts with two tribes

first_imgCasino & games Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Slots Table games Tribal gaming Regions: US Oklahoma Oklahoma Governor signs new gaming compacts with two tribes Email Address Oklahoma’s Governor Kevin Stitt has signed new tribal betting compacts with the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians (UKB) and Kialegee Tribal Town (KTT). AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Oklahoma’s Governor Kevin Stitt has signed new tribal betting compacts with the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians (UKB) and Kialegee Tribal Town (KTT).The compacts will allow both the UKB and KTT to offer Class III games and table games, but neither arrangement covers sports wagering.The KTT compact said that the tribe will pay the state 12% of its gross gaming revenue (GRR) from slot machines during the first two years of operation. This rate will increase to between 13-15% for each year through to the end of 2035, depending on GGR total.GGR of up to $300m will be taxed at a rate of 13%, rising to 14% for between $300m and $500m, and 15% for any amount above this. Card games not banked by the house will be taxed at 18%.Read the full story on iGB North America. 6th July 2020 | By contenteditor Tags: Slot Machineslast_img read more

Is cheap pub stock Marston’s now a screaming buy?

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Is cheap pub stock Marston’s now a screaming buy? With Boris Johnson giving pubs the go-ahead to reopen their doors on 4 July, now’s the perfect time to buy a pub stock like Marston’s (LSE: MARS), right?I’m not so sure. Before explaining why, let’s look at today’s interim results from the company — originally intended for release in mid-May. 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…Revenue hitOf course, a lot of this morning’s numbers won’t really matter all that much since they only reflect trading in the 26 weeks to 28 March – not long after the UK went into lockdown.   Nevertheless, at £510.5m, revenue was almost 8% down compared to the same period in the previous year. Underlying pre-tax profit was even worse, tumbling almost 72% to just £9.4m. This was despite sales to the end of February being “broadly in line” with the previous year. To its credit, the company has done what it can to minimise the impact of the lockdown on its finances. Expenditure has been slashed and 93% of its staff have been furloughed, with the remainder taking a 20% hit to their salaries. It’s also made use of government grants and reliefs where possible. Taking all this into account, what are the arguments in favour of taking a stake now?Glass half fullFirst, it seems at least some UK drinkers are desperate for pubs to reopen. As a result, the idea that revenues may bounce back seem logical. Whether this happens in practice is something entirely different, of course.Second, the recently-announced deal to combine its brewing business with Carlsberg UK should allow management more time to focus on its pubs and accommodation. It’s also good for its finances. Assuming the deal goes through, Marston’s will have a 40% stake in the new company. It will also receive a cash payment of £273m, which can be used to reduce debt.Third, it’s worth highlighting, as Marston’s did today, that its pub estate is mostly freehold and located outside city centres. The fact that nine out of 10 of these pubs have outside space could prove very important as drinkers adapt to the new ‘normal’. Last, it’s certainly possible the company could actually grow market share as more competitors go out of business.Glass half emptyOn the other hand, there are some solid reasons for continuing to give Marston’s a wide berth for now. Another round of the coronavirus can’t be ruled out. And while a second lockdown seems unlikely, this would be a nightmare for an already-wounded industry.Even if a second wave is avoided, the psychological impact of the virus could prove a drag on earnings for a while.In addition to all this, you have a number of more general issues facing the pub industry. These include rising costs and the fact that an increasing number of us, particularly young people, are choosing to ditch alcohol completely.The great unknownAs investors, we’re told to be “greedy when others are fearful.” As profitable this strategy has been for investing legend Warren Buffett, I’m not feeling the urge to snap up Marston’s right now. Even if the share price is still roughly 50% below where it was at the start of 2020.With such an uncertain outlook — and no dividends to tide investors over — this is one for the watchlist at best.For me, there are far less risky ways of making money in the market.  Paul Summers | Friday, 26th June, 2020 | More on: MARS 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. 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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. See all posts by Paul Summers Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!last_img read more

DL House / URBAstudios

first_imgArchDaily Projects Photographs:  João Morgado Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/867491/dl-house-urbastudios Clipboard “COPY” Area:  148 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© João Morgado+ 29 Share DL House / URBAstudios Portugal Year:  Architects: URBAstudios Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img DL House / URBAstudiosSave this projectSaveDL House / URBAstudios CopyHouses•Porto, Portugal “COPY” Manufacturers: Azulima, Sanindusa, 3DOGMASave this picture!© João MorgadoRecommended ProductsCeramicsApariciPorcelain Tiles – TangoEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesText description provided by the architects. The project was designed for a building located in the historical center of Porto, a part of a block composed by 4 buildings built in the early XX century.Save this picture!© João MorgadoSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© João MorgadoThe building had two separate areas: a store and a house, with no link in between them.Save this picture!© João MorgadoSave this picture!© João MorgadoThe program is characterized as “home for an artist “. The owner is a Porto established artist that intended and aimed to join in this building his house, his studio and his large collection. All in the same space.Save this picture!© João MorgadoThe urban landscape and context of the building was determinant for the choice to recover the entire facades, as to give back the building’s original aesthetic concept and feel.Save this picture!© João MorgadoDue to the degrading shape of the building, as well as modern-day living and design patterns, the decision was made to demolish the whole inside area, leaving only the slab that separates the store from the housing area.Save this picture!© João MorgadoThe pre-existing structure of the building was used to create a vertical loft layout made up of 4 storeys, crossed by a single, vertical, 9.6m height, loose, multi-purpose element, which separates and shapes the layout of each floor. The only closed space is the bedroom.Save this picture!© João MorgadoThe studio and the storage area where put into the first and second floors, making up a single section that is divided by a mezzanine. Along both of the 1st and 2nd floors, the central element functions both as a separator between the studio and the storage area as well as a large scale shelf, where the property owner’s thousands of small drawings and sculptures are to be stored.Save this picture!SectionThe third floor is where the living area was placed. Here, the central element is transformed into a kitchen holder, dividing the space into a kitchenette style living room and a small foyer, where the original main entrance is located.Save this picture!© João MorgadoThe last floor is a central mezzanine, supported only by the lateral walls and with view to both sides of the house, where the central element is once again transformed into a shelf. The staircase cuts through the building, siding the multi-functional central element, which allows to shape and underline the vertical loft concept and language that was used on this project.Save this picture!SketchStripped contemporary materials chosen for the interiors are in total contrast with the exterior of the building. Outside, the old look of the façade was recover; inside, contemporary materials and visual aesthetics shape the way the space is used and felt once again.The walls, ceilings and carpentry were painted in white, microcement in grey color is used in the floors and OSB was chosen for the central element for its color and texture. But still there was a clear concern of creating small links between the old identity of the building and the new, by using materials such as wood in its natural color on the staircase, tiles on the bathroom and crafted hydraulic tiles in the kitchen pavement.Save this picture!© João MorgadoProject gallerySee allShow lessTheme Revealed for the 2018 World Design Capital in Mexico CityArchitecture News8 Exemplary Libraries Selected as Winners of 2017 AIA/ALA Library Building AwardsArchitecture News Share 2015 Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/867491/dl-house-urbastudios Clipboard Photographs CopyAbout this officeURBAstudiosOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPortoPortugalPublished on April 06, 2017Cite: “DL House / URBAstudios” [Casa DL / URBAstudios] 06 Apr 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Seaforth Family Home / Georgina Wilson Architect

first_img City:SeaforthCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Murray FredericksRecommended ProductsBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXConcealed Blind System – One-BoxUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedText description provided by the architects. Owners Damien and Belinda Wilde wanted to create a relaxed oasis where they could both entertain and escape, but with three school-aged sons practicality was also a priority. The architect’s solution was to create a series of terraces and rooms that can be used for socialising or retreat. This resort-like configuration means teenagers can throw a pool party while Mum reads a book and Dad has a beer with a friend, all within their own spaces. “We never feel like we’re living on top of each other,” says Belinda.Save this picture!© Murray FredericksSave this picture!© Murray FredericksSignificant changes to the home; A small series of rooms set back from the view was transformed into an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area that makes the most of the harbour aspect and is flooded with natural light.Save this picture!© Murray FredericksSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Murray FredericksThe original entrance was awkward, messy and featured a series of nonsensical ramps; this was streamlined to create a clear path for visitors. A new storey was added comprising a master bedroom, study and bathroom. A frameless glass pool fence replaced an old-fashioned one that blocked the harbour view.Save this picture!© Murray FredericksSave this picture!© Murray FredericksThoughtful details; The architect designed a custom banquette beneath a picture-frame window in the open-plan dining room so the family can enjoy meals with a view year-round, no matter the weather. An entrance vestibule with elegant storage cabinets hides the clutter of shoes and bags. A frameless corner window in the bedroom gives an uninterrupted vista across the water from the upper level.Save this picture!© Murray FredericksSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Murray FredericksWhite baton fencing around the perimeter is used as a design feature to tie separate elements of the build together. Recycled timber was used in the internal ceiling and outdoor pergola – the natural wood grounds the white colour scheme and adds texture.Save this picture!© Murray FredericksProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse Along Sardinia’s Southern Coast / Pierluigi PiuSelected ProjectsKindergarten Obukhivka / Valentirov & PartnersSelected Projects Share Photographs Area:  280 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/956314/seaforth-family-home-georgina-wilson-architect Clipboard Structural Engineer: Photographs:  Murray Fredericks Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Murray Fredericks+ 47Curated by Paula Pintos Share Harrison & Morris Consultancy Pty Ltd Projects ArchDaily “COPY” Year:  “COPY” 2019 CopyHouses•Seaforth, Australia Seaforth Family Home / Georgina Wilson ArchitectSave this projectSaveSeaforth Family Home / Georgina Wilson Architect Manufacturers: Gosford Quarries, James Hardie, Jardan, Jetmaster, Astro Versailles, Duomo, Icon, Nuevue, The Wood Room Architects: Georgina Wilson Architect Area Area of this architecture project Houses Australia Seaforth Family Home / Georgina Wilson Architect ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/956314/seaforth-family-home-georgina-wilson-architect Clipboard CopyAbout this officeGeorgina Wilson ArchitectOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSeaforthOn FacebookAustraliaPublished on February 06, 2021Cite: “Seaforth Family Home / Georgina Wilson Architect” 06 Feb 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! 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St Vincent de Paul income up

first_img Howard Lake | 12 December 2014 | News St Vincent de Paul income up Voluntary income for Ireland’s largest social welfare charity St Vincent de Paul (SVP) increased by nearly 5% last year, according to the organisation’s latest accounts.Total voluntary income was €47.8 million in 2013, up by €2.3 million on the previous year. Total organisation income, which includes grants from the Irish government, was €82.2 million, an increase of €4.5 million on 2012.A significant proportion of SVP’s fundraising takes place around Christmas, including its biggest fundraiser, the Annual Appeal, while most of its grants to needy people are also distributed at this time of the year.[youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=areZY-ZHY04[/youtube]SVP traditionally relied heavily on church collections for most of its income but this source now accounts for less than 25% of total voluntary income . However, it is still raised €10.4 million last year from church collections, down from nearly €11 million in 2012.Donations was the biggest source of voluntary income in 2013 at €23 million, nearly a €3 million increase on the previous year. SVP confirmed itself as the biggest recipient of charitable legacies in Ireland with an income of €7.5 million, an increase of nearly a half million on the previous year.SVP’s 11,000 members, who form the backbone of the charity’s fundraising operation, also contributed €252,000.Fundraising costs fell from €990,000 to €823,000 in 2013.SVP operates an all Ireland structure and its accounts include income from Northern Ireland. SVP has net funds of €73 million. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  51 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Ireland Research / statistics About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Horned Frogs prepare to start season against Jackson State

first_imgIqbal leads women’s golf to fourth-place finish at Big 12 Tournament Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Previous articleHoroscope: August 30, 2017Next articleClass of 2017 alumnus Kenneth Ankoma-Sey Branson Nelson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook Branson Nelson printTCU football is just a few days out from its season opener against FCS team Jackson State and the anticipation of putting a losing season behind them is growing stronger as kickoff nears.“There’s a lot of excitement — a lot of guys going out there and making plays,” senior cornerback Ranthony Texada said of the practices leading up to week one. “We are just really excited to see what we can do out there this season.”The Horned Frogs closed out the 2016 season with a 6-7 record after losing to Georgia 31-23 in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. “Anytime you end the season with a loss, you want to come back and get back to what TCU is and that is establishing that winning culture again,” Texada said. “So that is definitely what we are going to try to do this season.”Jackson State will be hoping for an upset. The Tigers went 3-8 in head coach Tony Hughes’ first year, but the defense could provide a challenge for TCU offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie in his first game calling plays for the Frogs.Last season, Jackson State allowed only 188 passing yards per game. Defensive lineman Keontre Anderson, who led the FCS in tackles for loss in 2016 with 25.5, is returning.Quarterback Kenny Hill feeling confident about the offense. He said he noticed the offense clicking throughout fall camp.“The receivers look really good and look in rhythm and in sync, so I’m just excited to get ready and get going,” he said.On the defensive side, Texada said he’s also seen improvements on the offense. “We have a lot of depth at the receiver position, and you can never have too much depth,” Texada said. “There’s a lot of guys that can go out there and perform.”Head coach Gary Patterson said the freshmen receivers have provided extra competition in camp.“Jalen Reagor and Kenedy Snell have obviously done well,” Patterson said. “Al’Dontre Davis, even though he’ll redshirt, we’ve really been excited about the athletic ability of the guys we have. Older guys, there’s obviously quite a competition at the one spot between Taj [Williams], Jalen Reagor and [John] Diarse.”Patterson said senior running back Kyle Hicks is 80 and 95 percent and will be a game-time decision. Sophomores Sewo Olonilua and Darius Anderson are prepared to carry the load if needed.Offensively, Jackson State averaged just 18.5 points and 308.5 yards per game last season, compared to 31 points and 463.2 yards per game for TCU in what was widely considered a down offensive year for the Horned Frogs.Patterson mentioned that the Jackson State defense was easier to plan for because it hadn’t changed from last season, but the offense was more of a challenge. Jackson State’s quarterback play was spread amongst multiple players in 2016, and the team brought in a new offensive line coach this summer from Texas Southern causing the TCU staff to go back and watch more film.TCU vs. Jackson State is set for 7 p.m. Saturday at TCU’s Amon G. Carter Stadium. Branson is a junior journalism major from Fort Worth, Texas. He enjoys writing about all sports and plans to go to law school after graduation. Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ Twitter Linkedin + posts Linkedin A COVID-19 Charles Schwab Challenge Women’s golf heads to Oklahoma for chance at first Big 12 title TCU head coach Gary Patterson encourages TCU safety Nick Orr.(Sam Bruton/TCU staff photographer) ReddIt Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ ReddIt Equestrian earns last seed in NCEA team bracket Facebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive yearslast_img read more

‘Why not us?’ mentality drives Horned Frogs as season tips off

first_imgprintOn March 17th, TCU basketball’s season ended abruptly amid concerns of the rapidly spreading coronavirus. All NCAA basketball postseason tournaments, including the NCAA tournament and NIT, were canceled.Now, 253 days later, the Frogs are ready to get back in action.“We haven’t played basketball in a long time,” guard R.J. Nembhard said. “So being able to come back [and] power through this training in July and all the way up until now basically November has been fun.” After TCU finished near the bottom of the Big 12 in the spring, expectations are low for what the team can accomplish this season. The conference preseason poll ranks the Frogs ninth, ahead of only Kansas State.RJ Nembhard makes a pass in TCU’s 2020 regular season closer against Oklahoma. The Frogs lost 78-76 to finish just 7-11 in conference play. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer)On top of that, the Big 12 has been perhaps the most talked-about conference over the offseason. Along with having two of the top six teams in the preseason AP Top 25 in Baylor (2) and Kansas (6), the conference added big names like freshman Cade Cunningham (No. 1 prospect in the class of 2020) and Georgetown transfer Mac McClung.Regardless, the doubt placed on TCU isn’t bothering the Frogs.“There is a lot of hype around the conference,” Nembhard said. “Why wouldn’t you want that? You have a chance to go make history. All the eyes are on our conference. Why not us?”Though TCU appears outmatched, the uncharted waters of playing college basketball amid a global pandemic provide an opportunity for the unexpected to take place.Testing for COVID-19 a minimum of three times per week, teams never know when a key player or position group could be sidelined for a period of time. TCU head coach Jamie Dixon shared with the media Tuesday that his team has faced this problem throughout the preseason, though he is unable to share specifics.“We’ve had challenges, can’t go into specifics, but everybody has challenges,” Dixon said. “It’s not worth who’s had more, who’s had less. We’re going to get after it, try to have the best practice we can possibly have today as we’ve tried every day this preseason, offseason.”Like Dixon alluded to, every team is dealing with COVID-19 in its own way, so the Frogs are taking it one game at a time. Because of this, the fifth-year head coach said that they’ve prepared to play with several different lineups, despite not having the ability to get much 5-on-5 action in practice with players out at times.Another change for TCU this fall will be the environment at games. Just 1,600 fans will be allowed at Schollmaier Arena, which normally seats 6,800. Around the Big 12, teams like Kansas and Kansas State have also announced that they will hold games without fans at least through the early parts of the season.“The biggest change is your bench,” Dixon said. “You look down the thing, and you don’t know where your assistants are. You don’t know where your players are.”The layouts of each team’s bench will be more spread out than usual to prevent spread of COVID-19.COVID-19 is not the only hill for the Frogs to get over, though. They also have the difficult task of replacing one of the best players in program history–Desmond Bane.This year, TCU looks to replace Edric Dennis Jr., Desmond Bane, and Jaire Grayer (left to right), who accounted for over 30 points per game last season. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer)TCU’s all-time leader in games, wins and three pointers made as well as the third all-time leading scorer, Bane was drafted by the Boston Celtics before being traded to the Memphis Grizzlies via the 30th-overall pick of the 2020 NBA draft.Read More: Desmond Bane headed to Grizzlies via 30th pick of 2020 NBA DraftFinishing as a member of the All-Big 12 First Team, Bane represents a crater for the Frogs to fill, averaging 16.6 points, 6.4 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game his senior season.TCU also lost guards Jaire Grayer and Edric Dennis Jr., who combined for 13.7 points per game last year before graduating in the spring.To make up for this, Dixon and his squad will look to rely on their two most prominent remaining sources of leadership–center Kevin Samuel and guard R.J. Nembhard.At times last season, Samuel was a force to be reckoned with, averaging 10 points, 8.4 rebounds and a conference-best 2.7 blocks per game. ESPN broadcaster and college basketball legend Dick Vitale included Samuel on his players to watch in the 2020-2021 season list, calling the center the “All-Human Eraser.”Despite all of this, Samuel was left off the Preseason All-Big 12 list.“Yea, it keeps me motivated, to be honest,” Samuel said about the snub. “[I] just keep continuing to work to prove the critics wrong.”Alongside Samuel, Nembhard saw a sort of a coming-out party last season as a sophomore. Putting up 12.1 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game (all significant jumps from the year prior), the Keller native proved himself to be reliable in the clutch, hitting a game-winning three-pointer against UC Irvine in November and a game-tying three in January against Iowa State in a game TCU later won. Though Nembhard played shooting guard during his early time at TCU, Dixon moved him to point guard midway through last season. In late October, Dixon told the media that he still trusted the junior the most in that position to start the new campaign.“I’ve played point guard my whole life since I touched a basketball,” Nembhard said. “My father was a professional point guard, so that role has kind of been natural for me.”The leadership of Samuel and Nembhard will be vital for any success TCU seeks to have this year, as only four other scholarship players on the roster who have seen the floor in the purple and white combined for just under 14 points a year ago.Sophomore PJ Fuller will also certainly be a player to watch for the Frogs. Though he averaged just 5.7 points per game last season, the guard showed improvement as the season went on, dropping a career-high 21 points in TCU’s win over No. 2 Baylor last February.The Frogs are adding four newcomers in freshmen Terren Frank, Mike Miles and Eddie Lampkin as well as USC transfer Chuck O’Bannon, but Dixon said that the pandemic has slowed down their transition onto the team. Regardless, guys like Miles and O’Bannon should be scoring options for the Frogs as the season goes on.TCU Basketball begins its season on Wednesday, Nov. 25, at home against Houston Baptist University. Tipoff is at 7 p.m. ReddIt First TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall TCU will rely on the presence of center Kevin Samuel both on and off the floor in 2020. (Christian Argueta Soto/Staff Photographer) + posts Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ ReddIt Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Colin Post is a Sports Broadcasting and Journalism double-major from Houston, Texas. Along with sports writing, Colin hopes to work in sports announcing after he graduates. Previous articleWomen’s Basketball opens season with win over Incarnate WordNext article2020 NCAA Basketball Preview Special Colin Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Despite series loss, TCU proved they belong against No. 8 Texas Tech Facebook Taylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athletics Twitter Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Facebook Twitter Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Colin Post Linkedin Linkedin TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Home Hospice offers services of longtime photographer

first_img Odessa College photo instructor Steve Goff, left, sits with Mary Davidson as she holds a photo of her husband in which Goff took while in hospice care. Goff volunteers to capture memories for families who have loved ones in hospice care. Goff wanted to give back after seeing hospice help his mother and has been involved with hospice for approximately 8 years. ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ WhatsApp By admin – January 28, 2018 Facebook Twitter Previous articleCOMMUNITY CALENDAR: Week of Jan. 28, 2018Next articleA SHARP LIFE: Lego hits 60, still pain in the foot admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Odessa College photo instructor Steve Goff, left, stands with Mary Davidson as she holds a photo of her husband in which Goff took while in hospice care. Goff volunteers to capture memories for families who have loved ones in hospice care. Goff wanted to give back after seeing hospice help his mother and has been involved with hospice for approximately 8 years. Facebook Pinterest Pinterest Odessa College photo instructor Steve Goff, left, stands with Mary Davidson as she holds a photo of her husband in which Goff took while in hospice care. Goff volunteers to capture memories for families who have loved ones in hospice care. Goff wanted to give back after seeing hospice help his mother and has been involved with hospice for approximately 8 years. Home Local News Home Hospice offers services of longtime photographer OC employee of the year always learning Local News Home Hospice offers services of longtime photographer 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School Before her husband, David died in 2015, his wife, Mary, had Home Hospice help care for him.Along with that, Davidson decided to take advantage of a service offered by the agency – having Steve Goff, head of the photography department at Odessa College, take photos of her husband as a way of preserving his memory.“It meant so much to all of us and even Dave,” Mary Davidson said. “He was real happy to do that because he was very close to the end of his life when he did that. I think it’s a wonderful thing. We just appreciate it more than you’ll ever know.”Davidson died at age 99. Mary said he got up one morning and came into the living room and started reading the newspaper. She recalled that he was dressed in his old fishing clothes. She asked him if he was going to church, but he said no because he wasn’t feeling well. WhatsApp Odessa College photo instructor Steve Goff, left, sits with Mary Davidson as she holds a photo of her husband in which Goff took while in hospice care. Goff volunteers to capture memories for families who have loved ones in hospice care. Goff wanted to give back after seeing hospice help his mother and has been involved with hospice for approximately 8 years. Twitter Later in the day, they were getting ready to watch a Cowboys game and she thought David had gone to sleep. She said she tried to wake him up a couple of times.“He’d rouse and say, ‘It can’t be better could it? I love you’ and he’d go back to sleep,” Mary said.Davidson did that throughout the ballgame. Later that night, he died.“You can’t go any better than that,” Mary said. “For me, it wasn’t a good thing, but for him, he lived up to the very last minute of his life.”Karen Carter, volunteer coordinator for Home Hospice, said that is one of the most wonderful things about the agency is that the patient matters until the very end and Davidson died on his terms.Mary Davidson said her husband told her he didn’t need to be on hospice, but his doctor told him it was either hospice or the hospital. Like a lot of people, Davidson said her husband wasn’t sure what hospice was, but it gave him the option of staying in his home and being cared for.“He was really happy with all the girls that came and the treatment that he got was just marvelous. We were happy with that. I said one day I would be calling them to come see me. I’m just 89,” Mary said.Goff said both his parents were on hospice care and was so taken by the love and care offered that he wanted to give something back. That’s why he started offering to photograph for hospice.The service is free and Carter noted that insurance and Medicare and Medicaid cover hospice costs. She added that Hospice also follows the families for a year after the death of a loved one.Through the years, he has photographed eight or nine families. He added that he was grateful for the chance to photograph Davidson.“He was such a nice man, a gentle man. I think I came back twice and photographed (him),” Goff said. “That doesn’t happen often, but I felt like there were still some nice pictures to be made here and he was willing and you were willing to help support that. I’m really glad that happened.”Carter said she knows some families are hesitant to let a photographer into their home while their loved one is sick because there is so much going on. But she observed that the photos represent an everlasting gift.“There is something about the print — the physical thing,” Goff said.Goff was named outstanding educator at the Odessa College Honors Luncheon in November 2017.He added that he takes 60 to 150 photos each time.“When I’m shooting I’m trying to be respectful; I’m trying to be invisible and trying not to interrupt something important that might be going on, but I’m not hesitant about asking to go outside … I try to be soft and gentle and ask if we can do that or not. Mr. (Davidson) was in pretty good physical shape. He could walk and we carried on really stimulating conversation. We talked a long time before we got the cameras out,” Goff said.After the last family he photographed in August 2017, Goff said he felt motivated to let people know that hospice has this feature.“I think it’s really beautiful. It’s probably not for everybody, but when it happens and there’s a connection made like here (with the Davidsons) or with this family from August. It’s a really emotional and beautiful thing,” Goff said.Davidson said she and her husband were married for 15 years. It was the second marriage for both. They attended Asbury United Methodist Church.“We had known one another forever. I guess we all went to the same church. We were in the same Sunday school class. His wife and my husband died about the same time — pretty close. My husband had been gone for two and a half years. We had a game group that met at the church. I was going to that he started coming to that. … It was just a bunch of old women, mostly, and him. He went with all of us.“One Saturday afternoon, he asked me if I’d go out to dinner with him. He called me nearly every day after that,” Mary Davidson said.She said she would encourage other families to have photos taken as part of hospice care and that it was a wonderful experience.Carter said many people feel hospice equals dying. But she contends it means living.“It’s being able to provide pieces of the puzzle, like Steve, to be able to come in and to me it reinforces that whole thing about hospice equals living. We’re a support system and a help system for families to enable to them to live the best they possibly can until God calls them home,” Carter said.Home Hospice in Odessa may be reached at 580-9990. 1 of 3 Slap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasseroleSouthern Style Potato SaladFoolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinPowered By 10 Sec Croissant Breakfast Sandwich Casserole NextStay last_img read more

OPD asking for help identifying 7-Eleven theft suspects

first_img Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleJBS executive director steps downNext articleECSO receives new K-9 admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Police searching for woman connected to husband’s death The Odessa Police Department is searching for two men who reportedly stole more than $100 worth of merchandise from 7-Eleven last week.Officers were first called about a theft at around 8:32 p.m. at 7-Eleven, 721 N. County Road West, an OPD news release stated.Two men reportedly took around $119 worth of merchandise and left without paying, the release detailed.Photos of the two suspects can be found at odessapd.com or OPD’s Facebook page.Police are asking anyone with information regarding the identity of the two suspects to call Detective L. Gonzalez at 432-335-3345 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS and reference case No. 18-09911. Youngsters urged to be safe over graduation weekends Pinterest Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Anyone with information in reference to the identity of the two suspects shown below is encouraged to contact Detective L. Gonzales at 432-335-3345 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS and reference Case #18-09911. By admin – March 13, 2018 Local NewsCrime OPD asking for help identifying 7-Eleven theft suspects Home Local News Crime OPD asking for help identifying 7-Eleven theft suspects Foolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinSummer Spaghetti SaladUpside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakePowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Police searching for man connected to hit and run Pinterestlast_img read more

Integration Of ‘Google Meet’ With Gmail Abuse Of Dominant Position : Law Student’s Plea Before CCI

first_imgNews UpdatesIntegration Of ‘Google Meet’ With Gmail Abuse Of Dominant Position : Law Student’s Plea Before CCI LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK18 Oct 2020 12:03 AMShare This – xThe Competition Commission of India has issued on a complaint filed by a law student alleging that Google has abused its dominant position by integrating it Video Conferencing app ‘Google Meet’ with Google Mail(Gmail).The CCI has asked Google LLC and Google India Digital Services Ltd to respond within four weeks to the complaint filed by Baglekar Akash Kumar, 5th-year law student of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Competition Commission of India has issued on a complaint filed by a law student alleging that Google has abused its dominant position by integrating it Video Conferencing app ‘Google Meet’ with Google Mail(Gmail).The CCI has asked Google LLC and Google India Digital Services Ltd to respond within four weeks to the complaint filed by Baglekar Akash Kumar, 5th-year law student of Osmania University College of Law, Hyderabad.According to Kumar, the act of the integration of Google Meet into the Google Gmail is a contravention of Section 4(2)(e) of the Competition Act, 2002.It is stated that Gmail enjoys dominant position in the market of e-mail services and is a pre-installed app in most smartphones.Due to the onset of COVID-19, most meetings and conferences are happening virtually. Google has used its dominant position in e-mail services to enter another relevant market of videoconferencing, alleges Kumar.This, according to him, is a violation of Section 4(2)(e) of the Act.Section 4(2)(e) of the Act provides that there shall be an abuse of a dominant position if the dominant enterprise uses its dominant position in one relevant market to enter or protect another relevant market.The competition watchdog has granted four weeks time to Google to respond to the allegations.Click here to download the orderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more