TCU graduation weekend event guide

first_imgFacebook Grant Wacker to lecture over his latest book Linkedin Sundance Square Nick Pauszek printGraduating from college is an enormous achievement that should be celebrated, but Horned Frog families that aren’t from around Fort Worth don’t always know what to do or where to go while in town.The fall commencement ceremony is Saturday, Dec. 19, at the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena, but families will need to pass the time until then and find a place to celebrate afterwards.This list of activities, restaurants and events going on in Fort Worth will make sure that families of soon-to-be alumni have a weekend (Thursday, 17th-Sunday, 19th) they’ll never forget.Daytime:The Fort Worth Zoo: Rated as the second-best thing to do while in Fort Worth, the zoo is a fun time for the whole family that has a wide range of animals to enjoy.Fort Worth ZooFort Worth Botanic Gardens: Visit the oldest botanic garden in Texas that sits on 109 acres of land and features thousands of different plants.Fort Worth Botanic GardenThe Stockyards: The daily herding of cattle is always a sight to see. Something is always going on in the Stockyards, from the armadillo races to the carriage rides. On Saturday afternoon Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show is also happening.Fort Worth StockyardsModern Art Museum: Fort Worth’s museum of modern art has many exhibitions going on currently. Artists include Kehinde Wiley, Joyce Pensato and pieces from the Permanent Collection.Modern Art Museum of Fort WorthNighttime:Texas Motor Speedway – Gift of Lights: Ever wonder what driving on a NASCAR track is like? Look no further because here’s the chance. Drive on the track and under millions of Christmas lights at the speedway.Texas Motor Speedway Gift of LightsWest 7th Bars: The bar scene on West 7th is a great place to get some drinks with your Horned Frog and those in your family who are old enough to drink.Landmark Bar and Kitchen on West 7thWest 7th Starlight Symphony: West 7th is home to a new light and music show synced to holiday classics. The light show debuts Friday at 6 p.m.West 7th Starlight SymphonyThe Stockyards: Just like during the day, there’s a lot going on at night. On Friday and Saturday nights the Stockyards Rodeo Championship showcases the best local talent.Restaurants:Del Frisco’s Steakhouse: This steakhouse in downtown Fort Worth is a great place to celebrate and has a delicious menu to match.Del Frisco’sTexas De Brazil: A Brazilian style steakhouse features all-you-can-eat meat and much more. For a different take on steak, go here.Texas De BrazilClay Pigeon Food and Drink: This restaurant was voted best new restaurant in 2014 by Fort Worth weekly magazine.Clay Pigeon Food and DrinkReata: Also in downtown, this southwestern-themed restaurant features a scenic view of downtown while enjoying a meal.Reata RestaurantThe Stockyards: All the fun of the Stockyards means you need somewhere to refuel, and luckily there are several places to eat. From stands on the side of the road to full scale restaurants, there’s plenty to choose from.Special events:Randy Roger’s Band at Billy Bob’s: The country music band is playing Friday night, Dec. 18 and Saturday night, Dec. 19.Randy Rogers BandStewart Mann & Statesboro Revue at Billy Bob’s: Unlike Randy Roger’s Band, Stewart and his crew are a rock band that have been in the business for awhile. They play Thursday night only.Stewart Mann and The Statesboro RevueSundance Square Friday Night Concert Series: The weekly installment of the concert series features former contestant from The Voice, Luke Wade.Sundance Square TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summer + posts Linkedin Nick Pauszekhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nick-pauszek/ Twitter Nick is a junior journalism major from Dallas, TX. He is a reporter for TCU360 Homeowners upset with students parking in neighborhood Nick Pauszekhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nick-pauszek/ Nick Pauszekhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nick-pauszek/ ReddIt Fogelson Honors Forum speaker warns of dangers facing education system Facebook ReddIt Twitter Nick Pauszekhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nick-pauszek/ Previous articleDecember graduates may fair better on the job marketNext articleMagnolia Ave. offers restaurant options for graduation weekend Nick Pauszek RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 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 years eCollege to be replaced with new online systemlast_img read more

Hamma Hammami jailed for three years

first_img Receive email alerts News News Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières – RSF) said today it was appalled at the three years and two months jail sentence for subversion passed on Hamma Hammami, publisher of the Tunisian Communist Workers’ Party (PCOT) newspaper El Badil, calling it “further evidence of the determination of President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali’s regime to muzzle the press.”RSF secretary-general Robert Ménard noted that “imprisonment for expressing opinions is the trademark of authoritarian regimes.” The sentence, passed by a Tunis appeals court during the night of 30-31 March, was a reduction of an earlier nine-year one announced at a trial in absentia on 14 July 1999, at which two associates, Abdeljabar Maduri and Samir Tâamallah, were also convicted of subversion in their absence, receiving sentences of three years and nine months and one year and nine months respectively.The charges against the three men concerned their membership of the PCOT, of which Hammami is leader, and accused them of running an illegal organisation, handing out leaflets, spreading false news, holding illegal meetings and inciting rebellion and lawbreaking.Hammami told the court: “I’m a founder-member of the PCOT. That’s not a crime. I was simply exercising my rights. I’m not a criminal. I favour the rule of law.” His lawyers will appeal the case further. Follow the news on Tunisia to go further News Organisation Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa April 5, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Hamma Hammami jailed for three yearscenter_img Help by sharing this information News Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa November 11, 2020 Find out more December 26, 2019 Find out more RSF_en Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” November 12, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

How Many American Households Struggle to Meet Basic Needs?

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago May 28, 2018 2,835 Views ALICE Project Cost of living Home Prices Poverty United Way 2018-05-28 Krista Franks Brock Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Krista Franks Brock is a professional writer and editor who has covered the mortgage banking and default servicing sectors since 2011. Previously, she served as managing editor of DS News and Southern Distinction, a regional lifestyle publication. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and online publications, including Consumers Digest, Dallas Style and Design, DS News and DSNews.com, MReport and theMReport.com. She holds degrees in journalism and art from the University of Georgia. Unemployment is low, and economic headlines are mostly positive, but a substantial percentage of American households struggle to meet their basic needs, according to new data from the United Way. There are 16.1 million households living in poverty in the United States. More than twice that number earn “less than what it takes to survive in the modern economy,” according to the United Way ALICE Project.  Dubbed ALICE—Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed—by the United Way, these households are “one emergency from poverty.” They are above the Federal Poverty Line but are unable to meet the basic needs of housing, food, healthcare, childcare, and transportation. There are 34.7 million ALICE families in the U.S. Together with those counted as living in poverty, that’s 50.8 million households who struggle to meet their basic needs.“Despite seemingly positive economic signs, the ALICE data shows that financial hardship is still a pervasive problem,” said Stephanie Hoopes, Ph.D., ALICE Project Director, who leads data analysis. While the Federal Poverty Line relies on national averages, the ALICE Project reviews county-level data across the nation to determine the earnings necessary to meet the costs of basic living needs in that county. Households that fall below the “ALICE Threshold” account for 43 percent of American households. ALICE persists across all regions of the nation and among all ages, races, and ethnicities. The three most common jobs for individuals falling into the ALICE category are retail sales, cashiers, and food preparers. Median earnings for these three jobs are below $13.07 per hour. Other jobs common among ALICE earners are office clerks, nurses, customer service representatives, elementary school teachers, and maintenance and repair workers. More than two-thirds of U.S. jobs pay less than $20 per hour, according to ALICE Project data, and “the dominance of low-paying jobs shows no signs of slowing down.” More than 30 percent of households in each state fall below the ALICE-defined “basic survival budget.” North Dakota has the lowest share of households unable to meet basic needs at 32 percent. The highest share was recorded in California, New Mexico, and Hawaii, at 49 percent. “One of the most difficult conditions that most ALICE households face is the high cost of housing,” according to the United Way ALICE Project. The ALICE Project identified a “mismatch between the number of households with income below the ALICE Threshold and the number of housing units that they can afford in a given county.” While markets generally adapt to what consumers are able and willing to pay, the United Way said, “there are many constraints on the housing market that prevent it from adjusting quickly.” Some of those constraints include zoning regulations, land availability, and construction costs, according to the ALICE Project. The ALICE Project was initiated by the United Way of Northern New Jersey at the start of the Great Recession with a mission of redefining financial hardship in the United States with more comprehensive and more precise data. The project aims to inform policy for government, business, and nonprofit organizations. “For too long, the magnitude of financial instability in this country has been understated and obscured by misleading averages and outdated poverty calculations,” said John Franklin, President of the ALICE Project and CEO of United Way of Northern New Jersey. He called it “morally unacceptable and economically unsuitable” for the nation to allow such a high percentage of its working residents to live “paycheck to paycheck.” “We are all paying a price when ALICE families can’t pay the bills,” he said. Home / Daily Dose / How Many American Households Struggle to Meet Basic Needs? 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45% of A level grades not upheld at Holy Cross in Strabane

first_img Previous articleHarris will explore “Hume Memorial University” suggestionNext articleMcClafferty seeks banning of vehicles from Donegal beaches News Highland 45% of A level grades not upheld at Holy Cross in Strabane News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Twitter The Northern Ireland Exams Body CCEA and Education Minister Peter Weir will appear before the Stormont Education Committee today in light of the release A Level and AS results yesterday.It emerged yesterday that more than a third of estimated grades allocated by teachers to students across Northern Ireland were lowered in the final results.At Holy Cross College in Strabane, that figure was 45%.Principal Claire Bradley spoke on today’s Nine til Noon Show………….Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/clareb.wav00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebookcenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews By News Highland – August 14, 2020 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Case round-up

first_img Comments are closed. Case round-upOn 2 Sep 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Case round-up by Eversheds 020 7919 4500The difference between gross and minor misconduct Sharp v Four Seasons Healthcare Limited, EAT, [15 April 2003] Sharp was a retirement home charge nurse responsible for the care of elderlypatients. Despite having noted the deterioration of a resident, he failed toseek medical help, and when a GP subsequently refused a call-out, Sharp did notcall an ambulance. Some hours later an ambulance was called by the replacementshift nurse, but the patient died soon afterwards. Sharp was dismissed summarily for gross misconduct. He challenged hisdismissal on the basis that the applicable disciplinary rules moreappropriately categorised his conduct as ‘minor misconduct’ – defined as‘careless work and poor effort at work’ or ‘performance of duties below anacceptable standard’. Gross misconduct referred to acts of a criminal naturerather than acts of negligence. The tribunal concluded that Sharp must have appreciated a neglect of carecould be serious enough to amount to an act of gross misconduct, even though thiswas not spelled out in the rules. Sharp appealed. The appeal was dismissed. The tribunal was right to conclude that thecompany could not choose to categorise any incidents of misconduct as grossmisconduct at will. The appropriate approach is to look at the understanding ofeach party to the contract in terms of how alleged misconduct would becategorised. Both parties would reasonably have expected Sharp’s conductamounted to a very serious, deliberate wrong decision by a senior employee, andpotentially constituted gross misconduct. Obligations surrounding redundancy consultation Securicor Omega Express Limited v GMB, EAT, [7 April 2003] Securicor took the commercial decision to close two sites and makeredundancies at another. The branches earmarked for closure constituted asingle ‘establishment’ within the Trade Union and Labour RelationsConsolidation Act 1992 (TULRCA). Securicor met with trade union representatives ‘to discuss redundancies’,and subsequently circulated minutes and formally issued redundancy notices. Thetribunal found that Securicor had failed to engage in consultation as requiredby TULRCA section 188. The meeting with the trade union was simply to provideconfirmation of decisions already made, and the meeting minutes did not formpart of the consultation process and therefore could not be legitimately takeninto account. Securicor appealed. The appeal was allowed; consultation must be fair and meaningful, but itdoesn’t need to extend to the economic background or context in which theproposals for redundancies arise. The fundamental question is whether fairconsultation took place regardless of the order of events in all thecircumstances. The tribunal had been wrong to find that consultation could notbegin until Securicor had provided all necessary information to the union. TULRCA only requires employers to disclose matters ‘for the purposes of’ theconsultation which may arise during the consultation process itself. Althoughthe company’s approach was far from flawless, it had substantially compliedwith the requirements of section 188. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

HR professionals back end of term expat pay reviews

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Most HR professionals believe companies should review expatriate employees’pay at the end of each assignment to help decide whether to move staff ontolocal pay contracts. The majority of HR professionals surveyed by Mercer Human Resource Consultingsaid pay should be reviewed, while a third thought expatriate employees shouldreceive local pay – which is often lower – at the end of their contract if theydecide to stay in the host country. Around one in 10 thought expatriate terms should apply indefinitely and 8per cent felt local pay should be mandatory at the end of a contract. HR professionals back end of term expat pay reviewsOn 24 Aug 2004 in Personnel Todaylast_img

Diurnal and seasonal occurrence of polar patches

first_imgAnalysis of the diurnal and seasonal variation of polar patches, as identified in two years of HF-radar data from Halley, Antarctica during a period near sunspot maximum, shows that there is a broad maximum in occurrence centred about magnetic noon, not local noon. There are minima in occurrence near midsummer and midwinter, with maxima in occurrence between equinox and winter. There are no significant correlations between the occurrence of polar patches and the corresponding hourly averages of the solar wind and IMF parameters, except that patches usually occur when the interplanetary magnetic field has a southward component. The results can be understood in terms of UT and seasonal differences in the plasma concentration being convected from the dayside ionosphere into the polar cap. In summer and winter the electron concentrations in the polar cap are high and low, respectively, but relatively unstructured. About equinox, a tongue of enhanced ionisation is convected into the polar cap; this tongue is then structured by the effects of the interplanetary magnetic field, but these Halley data cannot be used to separate the various competing mechanisms for patch formation. The observed diurnal and seasonal variation in the occurrence of polar patches are largely consistent with predictions of Sojka et al. (1994) when their results are translated into the southern hemisphere. However, the ionospheric effects of flux transfer events are still considered essential in their formation, a feature not yet included in the Sojka et al. model.last_img read more

Effect of oceanographic conditions on the wintermovements of rockhopper penguins Eudypteschrysocome chrysocome from Staten Island,Argentina

first_imgWe used Argos satellite transmitters to monitor the movement and oceanographic habitatsused by rockhopper penguins Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome during their winter dispersalfrom Staten Island, Argentina, for 2002 (n = 10) and 2003 (n = 15). In both years penguins concentratedtheir activities to shallow and highly productive waters with temperatures ranging from 5 to8°C. However, analysis of migration patterns, in conjunction with remotely-sensed sea surface temperature(SST) and chlorophyll a (chl a) concentration data, showed that habitat use and movementwere substantially different for the 2 years. Both years were characterised by different oceanographicconditions; comparison of SST revealed colder temperatures in 2002 than the long-term average,while temperatures in 2003 were not significantly different from average conditions. The movementof rockhopper penguins differed between years: penguins migrated to the same general locations butused a larger number of foraging areas in 2002. They also spent less time travelling than in 2003.Moreover, we also found differences in adult survival or return rate and breeding success betweenyears. Consequently, we conclude that during colder winters with more heterogeneous oceanographicconditions (e.g. 2002), penguins are better able to find enough food to achieve body condition for the following breeding season.last_img read more

Robust wavebuoys for the marginal ice zone: Experiences from a large persistent array in the Beaufort Sea

first_imgAn array of novel directional wavebuoys was designed and deployed into the Beaufort Sea ice cover in March 2014, as part of the Office of Naval Research Marginal Ice Zone experiment. The buoys were designed to drift with the ice throughout the year and monitor the expected breakup and retreat of the ice cover, forced by waves travelling into the ice from open water. Buoys were deployed from fast-and-light air-supported ice camps, based out of Sachs Harbour on Canada’s Banks Island, and drifted westwards with the sea ice over the course of spring, summer and autumn, as the ice melted, broke up and finally re-froze. The buoys transmitted heave, roll and pitch timeseries at 1 Hz sample frequency over the course of up to eight months, surviving both convergent ice dynamics and significant waves-in-ice events. Twelve of the 19 buoys survived until their batteries were finally exhausted during freeze-up in late October/November. Ice impact was found to have contaminated a significant proportion of the Kalman-filter-derived heave records, and these bad records were removed with reference to raw x/y/z accelerations. The quality of magnetometer-derived buoy headings at the very high magnetic field inclinations close to the magnetic pole was found to be generally acceptable, except in the case of four buoys which had probably suffered rough handling during transport to the ice. In general, these new buoys performed as expected, though vigilance as to the veracity of the output is required.last_img read more

BYU Swim/Dive Team To Host Alumni Meet Friday

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-Friday, the BYU swim/dive team hosts the annual alumni meet Friday at the renovated Richards Building on campus.This 3:00 p.m meet will be followed by the Blue and White meet on September 15 which will feature events and activities throughout the week.Men’s and women’s head coach John Brooks says he’s excited for both returning missionaries and incoming freshmen on his squad, saying this is “one of the strongest teams we’ve had in a while.”Headlining the men’s swimmers are Connor Sterling, Connor Anderson, Brayden Murphy, Ryan Sorenson and Levi Jensen.Strong swimmers for the women’s program include Brenna Dickson of San Antonio, Texas, Kaela Call of Overland Park, Kan., Haley Bertoldo of Pueblo West, Colo., Elizabeth Holmes Warren of South Jordan, Utah, Kelly Hatanaka of Loveland, Colo., Ellie Thornbrue Brinton of Hillsboro, Ore. and team captain, Morgan Mellow of Mesa, Ariz.The Cougars commence intercollegiate competition September 21 as they host a relay meet against Utah and will travel to the Intermountain Shootout October 5 and 6 at Grand Junction, Colo. Tags: Brayden Murphy/Brenna Dickson/BYU Swim/Dive/Connor Anderson/Connor Sterling/Elizabeth Holmes Warren/Ellie Thornbrue Brinton/Haley Bertoldo/Intermountain Shootout/John Brooks/Kaela Call/Kelly Hatanaka/Levi Jensen/Morgan Mellow/Ryan Sorenson September 5, 2018 /Sports News – Local BYU Swim/Dive Team To Host Alumni Meet Friday Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more