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Illinois betting handle grows 42.4% in October

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Sports betting Rush Street’s Kambi-powered sportsbook fell back to second place in terms of stakes, at $115.5m, though continued to lead the market in revenue on $12.9m for the month.  18th December 2020 | By Robin Harrison In-person bettors staked $19.9m on professional sports, then a further $4.9m on collegiate sports, and $18,581 on motorsports.  The vast majority of bets were placed online, with betting on professional sports made up $335.8m of the channel’s handle. A further $73.8m was staked on collegiate sports online, while $237,108 was bet on motorsports.  Illinois betting handle grows 42.4% in October Illinois’ sports betting market grew once again in October, with amounts wagered up 42.4% month-over-month to $434.6m, and revenue jumped to $42.2m as the vertical’s rapid growth in the state continued. Retail handle, at a time when access to land-based gaming remains significantly limited as a result of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions, lagged behind. Topics: Finance Sports betting Online sports betting Retail sports betting FanDuel, partnered with Boyd Gaming’s Par-A-Dice, followed in third with amounts wagered totalling $105.3m, and revenue coming to $11.1m. Read the full story on iGB North America. Tags: Illinois Gaming Board For the first time since the market went live, Rush Street was replaced as the main driver of customer activity by DraftKings, which handled $141.4m in stakes in October, generating taxable revenue of $11.5m.  Regions: US Illinois Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

Phoenix Beverages Limited (PBL.mu) HY2013 Interim Report

first_imgPhoenix Beverages Limited (PBL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about Phoenix Beverages Limited (PBL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Phoenix Beverages Limited (PBL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Phoenix Beverages Limited (PBL.mu)  2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfilePhoenix Beverages Limited is a Mauritian company that produces bottles and distributes alcoholic and non- alcoholic brews. Under the company’s production line, there are numerous renowned brands represented. With brands such as Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, Malta Guinness and Smirnoff Ice, Coca-Cola, Fanta, Sprite, Schweppes, Dasani and Crystal table water, being produced and sold by the company under the respective contract agreements. The company is headquartered in Phoenix, Mauritius Phoenix and operates as a subsidiary of Phoenix Investment Company Limited. Phoenix Beverages Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Six Nations: France 20-18 Wales

first_imgWhat’s hot and what’s not from Wales’ final Six Nations game against France Yellow card: Lee (83min).For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. The two Camilles struck in the 100th minute – yes, 100th minute – to condemn Wales to defeat in Paris. Camille Chat was awarded the try (others thought it was Damien Chouly who actually touched down!) as France burrowed over from close range and Camille Lopez slotted the conversion in a bizarre ending to a rather poor Six Nations game.Six penalties from Leigh Halfpenny had Wales leading 18-13 going into the closing stages, but a penalty five metres from the Welsh line in the 80th minute resulted in a series of scrums (and further penalties), a yellow card for Samson Lee (the game went on for so long he returned from the bin!), controversy over replacements (was Uini Atonio injured when he was replaced by Rabah Slimani in added time?) and even a claim of biting from George North.It was a high-drama finish to a pretty low-drama game, but it was a pretty farcical additional 20 minutes and the Wales back-room team were clearly unhappy with the handling of certain areas by the officials.WHAT’S HOTHalfpenny’s boot – Leigh Halfpenny has struggled to hit his usual high standards since returning from injury, but in Paris he found form with his boot, kicking half his six penalties from just a metre or two inside the French half. The confidence he no doubt gained from his goalkicking then showed in the rest of his game – he was far more prevalent in Wales’ attack than in previous games and was solid at the back too. A vintage display from the boot for the full-back, if not a vintage match overall.On target: Leigh Halfpenny kicks a long-range penalty. Photo: Getty ImagesSpecial mention also to Justin Tipuric, who was everywhere in this match. Not only was he immense in defence but he often popped up as a link player in attack. A fine game.(A few) flashes of brilliance – It’s hard to hail the attacking consistency of either team but there were sparks here and there, particularly from les Bleus. France started like a train but then went off the rails, handling errors preventing them from converting scoring opportunities into points. Remi Lamerat scored the opening try when collecting a Camille Lopez chip kick and Gael Fickou was prominent, hitting the line at pace and trying to find support runners, but the back-line simply weren’t accurate enough.Central figure: Gael Fickou tries to get past Jamie Roberts. Photo: Getty ImagesWales, on the other hand, were pretty solid in defence, scrambling well, but had only one try-scoring opportunity. Dan Biggar’s pass to George North was knocked on by Virimi Vakatawa in the tackle, earning the France winger a questionable yellow card, and the chance was gone. Overall, it was not a great advert for attacking rugby.Brassed off! – The brass bands at either end of the ground were great at firing up the crowd at pertinent moments. A much more welcome addition than the music pumped out over the loud speakers.Tradition: French players are clapped off by Wales at the end. Photo: Getty ImagesWHAT’S NOTBall control – Both sides were guilty of this but Wales especially. Loose passes, knock-ons and, most of all, a lack of protection at the contact area resulted in the break down of attacks and turnovers. It was scrappy at times. Passes needed to be crisper and more accurate when space was found out wide. And the Welsh needed to be more aware of goings-on at the breakdown to ensure they didn’t allow France to either overpower them or pinch the ball when it had come out of the ruck. Those sort of errors equal opportunities lost.The Welsh scrum – Wales struggled at scrum time from the first ‘crouch, touch, set’. The French power was obvious and at times overwhelming, with Wales conceding several penalties in that area. That came to the fore in the closing minutes with double-figure penalties awarded to France in that added time period and Wayne Barnes must have been close to going a step further and awarding a penalty try. Wales were not helped by the fact both their starting locks had gone off injured so they had Luke Charteris packing down in the engine room with Taulupe Faletau.Red warning: Wales came under pressure at the scrum. Photo: Getty ImagesThere were collapses, resets, substitution controversies and more in those closing minutes where France were camped deep in Wales’ 22 and it was pretty chaotic at certain points – Barnes had to go over to the fourth official to find out what was happening with regards replacements. In the end, 20 minutes past the 80 mark, French managed to squeeze over from close range and the final whistle finally blew.The controversy is likely to go on much longer, however. Rob Howley questioned the process that saw Rabah Slimani replace Uini Atonio for an HIA during that series of scrums late on, particularly as Slimani was seen warming up before the replacement happened.“Integrity in this game is pretty important and player welfare is equally important,” said Howley. “What happened in the last ten minutes shouldn’t happen again on an international rugby field. The process leading up to the change of the French tighthead coming off… we love our game too much to have those decisions and ultimately the outcome of the game is hugely disappointing. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “He (Slimani) was warming up prior to going back on. One of their coaches was outside the technical area and had a conversation with the doctor. He’s then gone on to taken the tighthead off. The evidence suggests it wasn’t in the integrity if our game.”There is still a lot of confusion. Guy Noves said he didn’t know what Atonio’s injury was in his post-match press conference. Howley said the prop was heard on the referee’s mike saying he had a sore back but was fine. Then it appears he was taken off for an HIA. This one is set to run.Attention spans – The French crowd were vocal in their cheers (when France did something liked) and jeers (when Wales did something they didn’t), but they didn’t remain engage – until those final 20 minutes. The Mexican wave made an early appearance in the first half and the dance music played by a live DJ before kick-off and at half-time was completely unnecessary.All smiles: Remi Lamerat celebrates after scoring the opening try. Photo: Getty ImagesSTATISTICS591 – Metres made by France compared to 337 by Wales. They also made seven line breaks to Wales’ two.21 – Tackles made by Justin Tipuric, ten more than France’s top tackler Kevin Gourdan.64% – Territory France had, no doubt increased by those last 20 minutes in the Wales 22. They also had 59% possession.France: B Dulin; N Nakaitaci, R Lamerat F Trinh-Duc 66), G Fickou, V Vakatawa (Y Huget 55); C Lopez (F Trinh-Duc 33-39), B Serin (A Dupont 19-25, 72); C Baille (U Atonio 55), G Guirado (capt, C Chat 72), R Slimani (E Ben Arous 55), S Vahaamahina (J Le Devedec 77), Y Maestri, F Sanconnie (D Chouly 55), K Gourdon, L Picamoles.Tries: Lamerat, Chat. Cons: Lopez 2. Pens: Lopez 2.Yellow card: Vakatawa (19min).Wales: L Halfpenny (T Francis 86-93); G North, J Davies, S Williams (J Roberts 54), L Williams; D Biggar, R Webb; R Evans (N Smith 98), K Owens, T Francis (S Lee 60), J Ball (S Baldwin 60, Moriarty 72), AW Jones (capt, L Charteris 52), S Warburton, J Tipuric, R Moriarty (T Faletau 54).Pens: Halfpenny 6. TAGS: Highlight The clincher: Referee Wayne Barnes awards the decisive try to Camille Chat. Photo: Getty Images last_img read more

Pakistan: Terror attacks spark Peshawar school security review

first_img An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET By ACNS staffPosted Feb 16, 2016 Anglican Communion, Rector Tampa, FL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Hopkinsville, KY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Security forces carry out an anti-terror exercise at the Diocese of Peshawar’s Elizabeth Girls High School. Photo: The Frontier News[Anglican Communion News Service] Security forces in Pakistan have conducted a full-scale security exercise at the Diocese of Peshawar’s Elizabeth Girls High School following terrorist attacks at other educational institutions in the area. The exercise at the school, the first educational institute for women in the Province of Peshawar, was part of a general review of security at schools which has seen 230 educational facilities closed because of inadequate security.Earlier this year, terrorists launched a gun attack on the Bacha Khan University in Charsadda, killing more than 35 students and staff. “Now, they have publicly announced that they will carry out their attacks on the educational institutions and worship places and kill the innocent [and] vulnerable people,” the Diocese of Peshawar’s Frontier News reports.The “level one” exercise at Elizabeth Girls High School was conducted by Special Combat Police along with Elite and Anti-Terrorist Forces and involved dozens of policemen and officers from various security agencies.The exercise was not in response to an attack at the school, but was designed to create awareness about how to act and behave and in the event that the school is attacked by terrorists. It helped to formulate escape plans and safety measures and identify weak spots which are now being strengthened. It was also used to train the school’s own security guards who will have to attempt to hold back any militants during an attack until help from the security forces arrives.Attacks on educational facilities marks a change in tactics by terrorist groups. Attacks on military installations and convoys resulted in the trained security forces killing hundreds of militants. After taking the fight to terrorist hideouts, the terrorists dispersed and took refuge in local communities where they carried out attacks by planting bombs with timer devices and also suicide bombings in bazaars, shopping centers and malls, bus stops, airports and worship places. “Not a single spot is guaranteed to be safe anymore,” Frontier News reports.Security has been stepped up in and around Peshawar with military and paramilitary check points across the region. Peshawar, once called “the city of flowers,” now has more guns than flowers and the area resembles a large military garrison, Frontier News reports, saying that the situation now is “guns for security and flowers for the graves.”The security measures being imposed by the government include the construction of eight-foot-high boundary walls topped with razor wire around educational and other vulnerable institutions. In addition, walk-through gates, barriers and CCTV cameras are also being installed.Institutions have been advised to provide their own armed security guards. There are 68,000 schools in the Province of Peshawar and 64,000 police guards; so it is impossible for police themselves to provide permanent security at the schools and educational institutions.The institutions’ security officers have been given official training in combat and the use of weapons.“All the Christian educational and other institutions have already taken the so-called security measures but they are highly inadequate,” Frontier News says. “The arms and ammunition, security cameras, walk-through gates, barriers and the armed guards are an expensive commodity” and far beyond the reach of poor and highly vulnerable Christian communities.“In God we trust, kindly pray for the peace and security in Pakistan.” 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Belleville, IL Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Washington, DC 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 Pakistan: Terror attacks spark Peshawar school security review New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ center_img Submit a Job Listing Rector Collierville, TN Featured Events Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Voter registration deadline extended by court order

first_img UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your name here Voting booths in polling place Judge Walker is holding a hearing today on whether to further extend the deadline beyond tomorrow.Use this link to read Judge Walker’s order.Use this link to check your Voter Registration Status.Make sure your address is correct. If you moved since the last election you should update your address with the Supervisor of Elections.Registration forms are available at Apopka City Hall and any Orange County Library location.  You can use this link to download the Voter Registration Form.The Supervisor of Elections office encourages voters to drop the signed forms in person.  If you choose to mail the form it must be Postmarked no later than Tuesday, October 11, 2016.  The mailing address is:Supervisor of ElectionsPO Box 562001Orlando FL 32856-2001 Please enter your comment! “It has been suggested that the issue of extending the voter registration deadline is about politics. Poppycock,” Judge Mark Walker wrote. “This case is about the right of aspiring eligible voters to register and to have their votes counted. Nothing could be more fundamental to our democracy.”“Hurricane Matthew not only forced many of those voters to evacuate the state, but also foreclosed the only methods of registering to vote: in person or by mail,” Walker wrote. “Because those aspiring eligible voters could not register, they could not vote in the upcoming election. As a result, Florida’s statutory framework completely disenfranchises thousands of voters, and amounts to a severe burden on the right to vote.” Mama Mia Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Reply TAGSOrange County Supervisor of Elections Previous articleParking Ordinance Committee completes final draftNext articlePublic invited to view Eco-Tourism improvements at Magnolia Park Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply October 11, 2016 at 11:39 am Mama Mia 3 COMMENTS LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Mama Mia October 11, 2016 at 11:46 am You might not think so, but this is another form of voter suppression that the gov allegedly attempted. October 11, 2016 at 11:42 am Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Reply The judge called it poppycock, I will have to remember that word, as I like to use the word malarkey. Yeah, Poppycock, my Mama used to buy a lot of Poppycock, it was good, popcorn, pecans, caramel, and something else in it. Yeah, I really like Poppycock, LOL…….. Leave it up to Governor Rick Scott to not want people to have an extra day to register to vote due to the storm. I guess he is afraid someone might get to vote, that hadn’t voted before. So true to his character. He upholds Trump’s crap too. Speaks volumes of his character, as well as Trump. I will be so glad when we get another governor in Florida, and hopefully a better one, that didn’t allegedly bilk the government out of millions and millions, defrauding Medicare and Medicaid overbilling at his hospitals. A federal court has extended Florida’s voter registration deadline to 5:00 PM tomorrow, Wednesday October 12th.  The original deadline was today at 5:00 PM.The Florida Democratic Party filed a federal lawsuit asking for the deadline to be extended for seven days.  They contented there was a “strong likelihood” many voters would be “severely burdened” by the effects of Hurricane Matthew.Governor Rick Scott opposed the extension, saying last week that “people have had time to register.”Marc Elias, who serves at the general counsel for Hillary Clinton’s campaign, argued in papers filed with the court that Scott “unambiguously ordered” Florida citizens to evacuate, and now some voters have been prevented from being able to register which might decrease “the overall likelihood” that the party will be successful in helping to elect Democrats.last_img read more

Baltimore PPA leads housing fight

first_imgIn September, women at the Gilmore Homes public housing complex began to publicly complain of regular sexual abuse by repair workers, criminal abuse that had gone on for several years. Residents had been forced to perform sexual acts in exchange for the necessary repairs. The housing commissioner, Paul T. Graziano, had been made aware of the situation several times and consistently failed to remove the abusers from their positions. In essence, he covered it up. The women banded together and filed a lawsuit against the Housing Authority seeking justice and an end to the years of sexual abuse.The women who brought the lawsuit against the housing authority won a settlement on Jan. 8. The victims of the abuse will be awarded up to $8 million, depending on the number of victims that ultimately come forward.Workers World Party and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, in conjunction with the People’s Power Assembly, decided to launch their own investigation into public housing conditions in Baltimore. Activists went door to door in Gilmore Homes, asking residents about their experiences with public housing and the state of their homes with regard to repairs. What was found was horrific.The very fact that repair workers had the sort of leverage required to demand sex for repairs, and the women desperate enough to be forced into it, speaks volumes about the prevailing conditions in public housing in Baltimore. At nearly every home, the story was virtually the same: The residents would report repairs that needed to be made and the management would practically ignore them. One woman reported not having working heat in her home for seven whole years, forcing her to attempt to heat her home with the oven: a dangerous solution born out of necessity! The terrible conditions that were seen also included broken windows, black mold growing uncontrolled, rodent and pest infestations, and severe water damage.While the case of the woman without heat for her home was perhaps one of the most egregious cases of a violation of human dignity, all of these issues are chronic and by no means short term. Many residents said that their issues had gone on for months or even years, with not even an attempt to fix them made by the housing authority.The incredible public response of the community combined with the outrageous conditions found in the housing complex have led the PPA to begin a campaign demanding justice for public housing residents.Continuing the work of Dr. KingThe year 2016 is an important year in the struggle for housing justice in the U.S., as it marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Chicago Freedom Movement by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In 1966, Dr. King traveled to Chicago and, together with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, began a struggle against slums and discrimination. The struggle there was instrumental in forcing the U.S. government to pass the 1968 Fair Housing Act, which ended legal segregation in housing based on race.While the legal segregation of the mid-20th century has been defeated, national oppression and de facto segregation are still very much a reality throughout the country.Baltimore is no exception. The slums of Baltimore, which include both private and public housing, make up a majority of the city and are inhabited overwhelmingly by people of color. Low-wage jobs and unemployment are the norm. The schools are underfunded and opportunities provided to young people are dwindling every year. This situation cannot continue.Since the first visit to Gilmore Homes, teams of activists have visited many other public housing projects throughout Baltimore on a weekly basis, including McCullough Homes and Latrobe Homes. Activists are recording and compiling evidence of the horrible conditions that exist, while also organizing people in the housing projects to join the struggle.All of this organization and data will be used to hold a People’s Tribunal in Baltimore in late February that will put the city itself on trial for these inhumane conditions. The tribunal will demand the firing of Commissioner Paul Graziano, the making of repairs in the public housing projects, as well as making affordable housing a right in Baltimore.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Seed Coating Company Picks Washington County for First Midwest Facility

first_img By Gary Truitt – Oct 1, 2014 Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Seed Coating Company Picks Washington County for First Midwest Facility Summit Seed Coatings Indiana LLC, a custom traditional and organic seed coating company, announced plans today to locate its first Midwest facility here, creating up to 20 new jobs by 2017. The Caldwell, Idaho-based company will invest $2.39 million to lease, renovate and equip a 60,000 square-foot facility at 401 South High St. in Salem. The facility, which will be operational by January, will aid in distribution to the company’s Midwest customers, as well as help meet the company’s strong demand, which has increased by 30 percent annually over the past four years. “The seeds we have planted for a strong business climate are blossoming in Indiana,” said Eric Doden, president of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. “Companies around the nation like Summit Seed Coatings are selecting the Hoosier State for their agricultural business. In Indiana, they find the right conditions for growth, including a low-cost environment and convenient location close to their customers.”Summit Seed Coatings, which currently employs 25 full-time associates at its Idaho facility, plans to begin hiring key personnel in Indiana within the next two months. Interested applicants may apply at the company’s Salem facility.“We included three Midwestern states in our search,” said Stuart Barclay, manager at Summit Seed Coatings. “While there were similar benefits offered by all of the states, we were attracted by the cultural atmosphere of Salem, which is similar to Caldwell. Moreover, the help and encouragement by the state of Indiana, the city of Salem and the people we met was a big influence in our selection.” Founded in 2002, Summit Seed Coatings produces seed coatings for major seed distributors, which sell their seeds to agriculture dealers and government dealers, as well as at Lowe’s, The Home Depot, Walmart and other garden store chains. The company’s coatings convert more seeds to plants and produce more vigorous seedlings than uncoated seeds. Summit Seed Coatings currently coats small seeded legumes, alfalfa, clover, cover crops, radishes, forage grasses and retail grasses for homeowners.The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Summit Seed Coatings Indiana LLC up to $100,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $17,500 in training grants based on the company’s job creation plans. These tax credits are performance-based, meaning until Indiana residents are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. The city of Salem will consider additional incentives.“We recognize Summit Seed Coatings as a growing, value-added agribusiness that will fit very well into our area,” said Salem Mayor David Bower. “It provides evidence that the cooperative efforts of the IEDC with Salem provides benefits to all and has a positive impact.”Indiana ranks among the top 10 states in the nation for agricultural sales. Companies like Summit Seed Coatings contribute to the state’s $16 billion food and agricultural sector and help support 245,000 Hoosier jobs across the state.About Summit Seed Coatings Summit Seed Coatings is a custom seed coating company located in Caldwell, Idaho. Our plant is one of the most technically advanced high volume coating plants in the United States. We work continuously with various educational institutions and governmental agencies to create and deliver superior products.Our Mission is to develop and produce coatings which enhance seed productivity and yield. We specialize in coatings for all forage legumes, select warm and cool season turf and forage grasses. For more information, visit www.summitseedcoatings.com   Facebook Twitter Previous articleChina Launches GMO Support CampaignNext articleNovak Reflects on Time at NPB Gary Truitt SHARE Seed Coating Company Picks Washington County for First Midwest Facility SHARElast_img read more

Students offer suggestions for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion during forum

first_imgFacebook Linkedin Jacqueline Flynnhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jacqueline-flynn/ Jacqueline Flynnhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jacqueline-flynn/ Linkedin Jacqueline Flynn Facebook New Associate Director of Admission for transfer students to be hired by December Seniors reflect on their time as a Horned Frog Welcome TCU Class of 2025 ReddIt + posts Twitter TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ReddIt Twitter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution printStudents gathered in groups to speak about any micro-aggressions, discrimination or misrepresentation they experienced in the TCU community during a forum Monday.The first day of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) forum also served as a brainstorming session for students to share their ideas of how to fix the issues regarding DEI within the TCU community.“TCU needs to put their money where their mouth is and invest in diversity centers,” one anonymous student said.Other suggestions included a required DEI training for faculty and staff to help enhance the professor’s understandings of all students’ backgrounds.Historically, TCU has been a predominately white campus with 68.1 percent of the current undergraduate student body comprised of white students, according to the TCU Fact Book. The lack of diversity is seen throughout the administration with faculty and administration mirroring similar demographics. “We’re sitting here talking about diversity we don’t even have,” said another anonymous student during the forum. The forum’s objective is to provide a platform for TCU students’ voices, experiences and ideas to be heard.“The format for the forum was guided by a forum that the University of Michigan did,” said Hope Bentley, the Director of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee for SGA. “The main goal is to listen to students regarding issues of DEI on campus and the current DEI plan.”With 82 percent approval, TCU’s Student Government Association passed a bill Tuesday night that will implement an emphasis on DEI into the already existing TCU Core classes. It would not be an additional requirement for the students; however, it will provide a change in the curriculum of the courses to emphasize DEI topics. This proposal, led by Bentley, was presented to the TCU Board of Trustees Nov. 9. The final decision on whether to implement a DEI emphasis within the core curriculum will be voted on by the TCU Faculty Senate.“While I hope that TCU students are always able and willing to have conversations about diversity and inclusion on campus, it is so important that have these forums to have open and honest conversations about what we can improve on,” said Student Body President, Abbey Widick.An email was sent out to all students advertising the forum.A student facilitator at the forum, Dominique Cooke, hopes the discussion will provide ideas to make TCU a more inclusive campus for all their students. Previous articleYoung and dangerous: How first-years McCall, Clark overcame adversity, outmatched expectationsNext articleWhat we’re reading: Trump, Putin, Cohen…the list goes on Jacqueline Flynn RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

New shuttle service fusing technology into TCU’s public transportation system

first_imgLinkedin Welcome TCU Class of 2025 + posts Previous articleTCU forensics to discuss TCU’s historyNext articleHow off-campus students are coping with their mental health Cole Marchi RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt printTCU’s shuttle service is adding a new dynamic to improve timeliness and reliability of students.Starting Oct. 1, students will be able to use their phones to track where shuttles are on the TCU map.“The motto is going to be a ride every seven minutes,” Assistant Vice Chancellor for Public Safety Adrian Andrews said.Students will be able to track the shuttles using the FrogShield app, which will also show when the shuttles will arrive at its respective pick-up location.“When you’re standing at the bus station, at one of our nine stops we currently have now, if you just watched one takeoff, you can look at your watch and there will be a ride in seven minutes,” Andrews said.Last summer, TCU switched to Groome transportation, an 80-year-old transportation company. Groome has worked with TCU to create a set of health and safety guidelines to ensure that the riders and drivers are as safe as possible.TCU’s shuttle system follows one route and has multiple pick up and drop off locations, including the University Baptist Church. (Photo courtesy of TCU)“Our whole goal here is safety is number one,” Andrews said. “The students learn more and professors teach better when we all feel safe.”The guidelines include reducing the number of passengers to a maximum of nine people, drivers and passengers wearing masks, and drivers and passengers maintaining a minimum of six feet apart. Drivers also have to wear gloves and get temperature checks every morning.Another safety measure that is applied to the shuttles is the electrostatic sprayer that cleans the bus effectively. “It is something we feel we need to do to keep people safe,” Andrews said.Every night, the spray sanitizes every surface of the bus. The spray goes into spots people can’t reach and cleans 99.999% of all bacteria and viruses, including coronaviruses, according to the Groome transportation website. Normally, there would be 14 buses in service, but due to COVID-19, there are only four buses currently available. The buses run daily Monday-Friday from 6 a.m to 6 p.m. World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Cole Marchihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/cole-marchi/ Cole Marchihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/cole-marchi/ Twitter ReddItcenter_img Linkedin Facebook Cole Marchi What we’re reading: Romney sides with Republicans on Supreme Court vote, tropical storm brings dangerous floods to Texas Facebook Twitter The new Groome shuttles have lots of safety measures to assure students and drivers are kept safe. (Cole Marchi/Staff Reporter) TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Online classes increase parking availability for studentslast_img read more