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Special Olympics announces first global social fundraising collaboration with GoFundMe

first_imgSpecial Olympics announces first global social fundraising collaboration with GoFundMe  82 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Tagged with: GoFundMe Olympics Special Olympics has partnered with GoFundMe for its first social fundraising collaboration, which will see almost 500 GoFundMes created for athletes attending next month’s Winter Olympics, all accessible through one landing page.The GoFundMe campaigns are being created by teams, coaches, and Olympians including Hannah Teter and Apolo Ohno, as well as by professional athletes, YouTube stars and other influencers on behalf of the Special Olympics athletes.The Special Olympics GoFundMe landing page lets people create a campaign to support an athlete on their way to the Games and is searchable by sport and by country.  Each GoFundMe will share the athlete’s personal story, with donations helping them and their teams with expenses related to travel, training, equipment, coaching, and accommodation for the Games, which take place from 14th -25th March in Austria.All donations will be split: with 50%  supporting the athletes and their teams, 25% going to Special Olympics International, and 25% to the Games Organising Committee.Mary Davis, CEO of Special Olympics said:“We are excited to collaborate with GoFundMe to help further drive support for our incredible athletes and tell their personal stories of achievement, bravery and inspiration as they prepare for the World Games.”  81 total views,  1 views today Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Melanie May | 22 February 2017 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via read more

Students frustrated, concerned by lack of close to campus parking

first_img + posts Facebook Hunter Smith Previous articleHoroscope: April 6, 2018Next articleLearn the basics behind popular new game: Fortnite Battle Royale Hunter Smith RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR From taking snaps to committing sacks: one Frog’s journey across the football field printConvenience isn’t the word many students would use to describe the parking situation at TCU, and soon finding a good spot will become a greater challenge.Following graduation, commuters will lose the Harrison parking lot located behind the Brite Divinity School. The lot, which holds approximately 160 spaces, will be closed off as TCU prepares for the construction of a new performing arts center.“It’s already kind of hard to park around campus,” Ethan Crocker, a junior sports broadcasting major, said.Harold Leeman, the director of integrated planning and construction, said TCU is expecting to complete a new commuter parking lot along Merida Avenue by mid-March. This new lot will feature 192 spaces. However, some students aren’t thrilled with this solution.“It’s still going to be a trek,” Crocker said. “At least it’s more parking.”Although commuters will be losing a parking lot, there will be no shortage of spaces, Leeman said.Sophie Everaet, a junior political science major, said her biggest concern is the commute from one place to another.“It would just change everything to have to walk so far just to sit down to study,” Everaert said.Leeman said he understands the new lots on Merida will still not be as close as students would prefer. He said they do keep commuters from having to walk as far as some do now when parking in the lot on Sandage Avenue.“They’re not [at] Harrison, they aren’t directly right there,” Leeman said. “But they’re definitely not as far as Sandage.”Crocker said parking in this lot has made him late to class before.“Every time I park in Sandage and walk, it took about 10-15 minutes,” Crocker said.Leeman said he is currently looking into increasing the number of shuttles available, as more student will now have to park farther away.While some students are worried just about the extra time the further lots will take, others are concerned about walking around the outskirts of campus at night.“I think around TCU’s campus it’s well lit,” Sarah Schneider, a junior social work major, said. “But as soon as you’re maybe a block or two off of campus it decreases.”DeAnn Jones, the coordinator for parking and transportation services, said whenever there is a change on campus, police officers patrol the area looking for any vulnerabilities. Jones said TCU police will be doing “lighting walks” to determine if there is enough lighting in areas affected by construction, but said she was unsure of anything else currently in the works.With the upcoming loss of the Harrison lot and the new lot along Merida Avenue, at least one additional shuttle will also be added to the green route. The green route is the shuttle that goes from the library to the lot on Sandage Avenue.Jones said students should always pay attention to emails from the police department and always to be aware of your surroundings. Facebook Hunter Smith ReddIt Twitter Linkedin Hunter Smith Hunter Smith Former frog Clint Gresham promotes new book at campus storecenter_img Hunter Smith is a Sports Broadcasting major and Journalism minor from New Braunfels, Texas. Hunter has his own sports radio talk show you can tune into every Monday at six on KTCU 88.7. After graduation, Hunter hopes to find a job as a sports reporter and on-air talent. TAGSconstructionparking Students camp out to get full GameDay Experience Graduation-Senior football players reflect time at TCU A row of cars parked in the Harrison lot behind the Brite Divinity Building, Friday, February 9, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Hunter Smith) Linkedin Welcome TCU Class of 2025 ReddIt World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Hunter Smith TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Twitterlast_img read more

Afghan women journalists rep shot dead in Jalalabad

first_imgAged 30, Maiwand was also the Jalalabad representative of the Centre for the Protection of Afghan Women Journalists (CPAWJ). Its director, Farideh Neekzad, described her as “a courageous and active women, one of the CPAWJ’s first activists, who wasn’t afraid of reporting the facts and telling the truth in a region that is constantly under pressure from the enemies of women’s rights and freedom of expression.” Follow the news on Afghanistan “Malalai Maiwand was more than an ordinary journalist,” said Reza Moini, the head of RSF’s Iran-Afghanistan desk. “Her commitment to the CPAWJ made her a model for many Afghan women journalists. Her murder is all the more shocking and horrible for being carried out on the day that that the world is celebrating Human Rights Day. It joins the long list of targeted attacks against Afghan journalists and is a cruel reminder of the urgent need for the Afghan authorities to take immediate steps to guarantee and reinforce the security of media professionals.” Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” Organisation AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Armed conflictsWomenImpunityViolence Malalai Maiwand died on the spot when two gunmen opened fire on her car as she was going to work, while her driver, Tahar Khan, died of his injuries in hospital. She was on her way to the Jalalabad offices of Enekaas TV, a privately-owned TV channel for which she had worked for the past eight years. May 3, 2021 Find out more News News Enekaas TV director Zamie Latifi told RSF that his TV channel had received repeated threats in recent months, targeted not at journalists in particular but at the TV channel as a whole. Najibollah Maghsoudi, the head of the committee for verifying complaints against journalists (an interior ministry offshoot), said the committee had not registered any specific threat against Maiwand. Taliban spokesman Zabiholah Mojahed denied that the Taliban were responsible for her murder. This is the second targeted murder of an Afghan journalist in less than a month. Mohammad Aliyas Dayee, who worked for the Pashto-language section of Radio Azadi, the Afghan branch of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), was killed by a bomb placed under his car in Lashkargah, the capital of the southwestern province of Helmand, on 12 November. RSF_en News December 10, 2020 Afghan women journalists rep shot dead in Jalalabad The CPAWJ is an Afghan NGO that was created by and for women journalists. Its purpose is to assist and protect women journalists, especially those who work in Afghanistan’s remoter provinces and who, for this reason, are especially vulnerable. to go further Receive email alerts RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan Help by sharing this information Afghanistan is ranked 122nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Armed conflictsWomenImpunityViolence Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns Afghan woman journalist Malalai Maiwand’s targeted murder today in the eastern city of Jalalabad and calls on the Afghan authorities to guarantee the safety of media personnel instead of doing little to protect them. News June 2, 2021 Find out more March 11, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Fannie, Freddie’s Conservatorship Fate Left to Biden Administration

first_img January 19, 2021 2,611 Views 2021-01-19 Christina Hughes Babb Fannie, Freddie’s Conservatorship Fate Left to Biden Administration Previous: Legal Strategy and Budget: 10 Things Investors Should Consider Next: FHFA’s Foreclosure and Eviction Moratorium Extended Again Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly,, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Home / Daily Dose / Fannie, Freddie’s Conservatorship Fate Left to Biden Administration Related Articles in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babb The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago In September 2019, President Donald Trump and his administration initiated a process whereby Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would exit conservatorship. It’s been reported here that, as the Trump administration launched the process with little more than a year left in its term, it will not be able to complete many of the key requirements for conservatorship exit, and full re-capitalization” during his term (according to Former Freddie Mac CEO Don Layton, now a Senior Industry Fellow at Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies).In a new brief from the Urban Institute, nonresident fellow Jim Parrot summarizes the Trump administration’s final steps to reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, concluding that “it builds some modest momentum for their release from conservatorship but ultimately leaves their fate to the incoming Biden administration.”A few days ago, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced the last steps on housing finance reform the country will see from the Trump administration, an effort they mapped out in a 2019 white paper, Parrot points out in his brief.The FHFA and Treasury amendments allow the GSEs to build the level of capital requiredunder FHFA’s recently released capital requirements or $283 billion. Writes Parrot, “This is a sixfold increase in the current capital limits of $25 billion for Fannie Mae and $20 billion for Freddie Mac.”The Treasury and FHFA also agree that FHFA may release the GSEs from conservatorship once thelitigation related to the conservatorship is resolved and the GSEs have built equity capital equal to 3% of Fannie and Freddie’s total assets.The changes, outlined in the full paper and in an FHFA press release, place the GSEs on a clearer path out of conservatorship but also work to constrain Fannie and Freddie’s business practices upon the release from FHFA oversight.What, according to Parrot, are the implications, in brief, of this administration’s final push for reform?For one thing, “Treasury still has significant control over whether and how the GSEs are released,” he pointed out.”While it will take time to digest the full import of these changes, there are a few implications worthnoting. First, while it might appear that the agreement has put the GSEs’ release from conservatorship out of the Treasury’s control, it has not. Second, the modifications to the dividend will mean that in the end, taxpayers are likely to either go unpaid for a large share of its investment or in effect take over the GSEs. And third, the move to lock in the GSEs’ current risk profile is likely more optics than substance.”Another implication, according to Parrot’s paper: Taxpayers are likely to either get stiffed or walk away owning the GSEs.”Taxpayers are supposed to receive a dividend for their investment to date and a commitmentfee for the backstop they provide going forward,” he noted. “The latter has never been applied because the GSEs have never been able to afford it given their dividend obligations. Once they can afford both, however, Treasury and FHFA are obligated to set the level of the commitment fee and begin charging the GSEs for the backstop.”Parrot says the steps that Treasury and FHFA have taken amount to “a legacy statement on how they think Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac reform should proceed in the years to come.””While they’ve increased momentum down their preferred path, whether the GSEs continue down that path or change course entirely has been left largely to the incoming administration.”The full report is available on Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Postlast_img read more

Donegal Deputy says Environment Minister must clarify his position

first_img Facebook Pinterest The Environment Minister is under fire, after giving assurances to some of his constituents in Co. Kilkenny that a Traveller family wouldn’t be housed in their locality.A spokesperson for Phil Hogan has told the Irish Daily Mail that a letter on the matter was sent from his constituency office, signed on his behlaf by a secretary.Sinn Féin’s Donegal North-East Deputy Padriag MacLochlain wants a Dáil statement from Minister Hogan.And he’s calling on the Minister to clarify his position:[podcast][/podcast] Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic News Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – September 26, 2012 Twitter Google+center_img Donegal Deputy says Environment Minister must clarify his position Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Previous articleJudge pays tribute to Yvonne and Jim McGuinness on All Ireland successNext articleDeal on Ireland’s bank debt in question, Deputy Pringle not surprised News Highland WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th last_img read more

Allahabad High Court Directs Lucknow DM To File ATR If Private Hospitals Created Unnecessary Panic On Oxygen Scarcity

first_imgNews UpdatesAllahabad High Court Directs Lucknow DM To File ATR If Private Hospitals Created Unnecessary Panic On Oxygen Scarcity LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK7 May 2021 8:40 PMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court on Friday sought response from the Lucknow DM with respect to two private hospital that claimed that several Covid-19 patients died in their premises due to shortage of Oxygen supply. A Division Bench comprising of Justices Siddhartha Varma and Ajit Kumar told the DM that if it is found that mischief was committed by them deliberately, endangering lives of innocent and creating unnecessary panic to serve the vested interests, then he should submit a detailed report of the action taken against them. On Wednesday, the Court had made very stern observations against the UP Government in view of viral news and social media posts regarding death of Covid patients due to lack of Oxygen in the districts of Meerut and Lucknow. Non-Supply Of Oxygen Criminal Act, Not Less Than Genocide : Allahabad High Court Orders Enquiry Into COVID Deaths On Friday, District Magistrate, Lucknow appeared before the Bench and submitted that he had already conducted preliminary investigation in the matter (through SDM) and it had surfaced that Sun Hospital was already having sufficient oxygen cylinders as six jumbo oxygen cylinders were reported to be available on the day when notice was published by the hospital and thus according to him, it was quite apparent that the hospital had with a mala fide intention to create panic amongst the people, posted the notice notoriously showing scarcity of the oxygen in the hospital. He further submitted that as far as the other hospital is concerned, that was a non-Covid hospital and had wholly illegally admitted the Covid patients. The Bench was informed that show cause notices have been issued to both the Hospitals and appropriate steps shall be taken in due course. So far as death of Covid patients due to lack of Oxygen at Meerut is concerned, the District Magistrate, Meerut, submitted that the deaths were not caused for want of supply of oxygen but for some other reasons. He submitted that proper oxygen was already there to the requirement of the hospital and there was no scarcity of the same. However, on a pointed query being made as to what was the exact stock in the hospital on the fateful day, the District Magistrate could not give any satisfactory reply. He also could not reply as to what was the cause of the deaths if it was not for want of oxygen. “The District Magistrate, Meerut, in our considered view, has not conducted enquiry in the letter and spirit of the mandate contained in our order. He should have obtained specific information especially when judicial notice had been taken of the viralled news item and concrete material should have been placed before us as reply to our query. We, accordingly, direct that the District Magistrate, Meerut shall hold a comprehensive investigation into the matter and will submit report to the Court again by personally appearing online on the next date fixed,” the Court ordered. Disposal of seized medical resources On the last hearing, a suggestion was made to the Court for distribution of Remdesivir Injection and Oxygen cylinder, which are confiscated by the Police from illegal possessions, to district administration. Today. The Division Bench directed all the concerned Magistrates in the entire State of Uttar Pradesh to immediately dispose of case properties like life-saving drugs namely Remdesivir, Oxygen cylinders and oximeters and such other related articles within a week of the case being instituted before them. “We also direct the Director General of Police to immediately issue advisory to all the Senior Superintendents/ Superintendents of Police in the State to direct the concerned police officers who have seized or would seize in future such articles from illegal possessions, to immediately within 24 hours of such seizure, approach concerned Magistrates for the disposal of such property and in the event they approach the concerned Magistrate, he shall dispose of the case properties exercising power under Section 457 Cr.P.C. within three days thereafter in view of the current pandemic caused by Covid-19,” it ordered. No time to Relax The Bench observed that things which were actually out of control have been now been somehow managed. It noted that that number of active cases in the State are declining and procurement/ production and supply management of oxygen had also of late been managed and is being streamlined. “We have no reason to doubt that the gradual decline in active Covid cases had been due to restrictions imposed by the State Government on public movement and public activities in the State of U.P. and constructive efforts that are put in by the District Administration in various districts and the Police Administration of all these districts in ensuring that the restrictions as imposed by the State Government are honoured by the people,” the Bench lauded. However, it cautioned that this is no time to relax as a lot of action is still needed to be taken, more especially in the field of public health care, facility and overall public health infrastructure. It has now directed the Additional Advocate General to apprise the Court on the next date fixed as to how the State Government is dealing with the surge of pandemic in rural and sub-urban areas and smaller cities of the State. Case Title: In-Re Inhuman Condition At Quarantine Centres… Click Here To Download OrderTags#Allahabad High Court #COVID #UP Govt. #Hospital #Oxygen Supply #Oxygen Next Storylast_img read more

Savanna looks to sell Harlem office building for $75M

first_imgFull Name* TagsCommercial Real Estateharlemoffice marketsavanna Savanna’s Christopher Schlank and Nicholas Bienstock with 1825 Park Avenue (Savanna; Google Maps)Savanna is looking to sell a Harlem office building that recently saw some positive leasing activity.The real estate private equity firm has listed the 135,000-square-foot building at 1825 Park Avenue, according to marketing materials for the property.Savanna is asking around $75 million for the early 1900s-era building, or about $555 per square foot, according to a source familiar with the listing.A representative for Savanna declined to comment. A Cushman & Wakefield team led by Adam Spies and Doug Harmon is marketing the property.The investment firm, headed by Christopher Schlank and Nicholas Bienstock, bought the building in 2015 for $48 million, property records show.ADVERTISEMENTTenants include Beth Israel Medical Center and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which operates the Metro North Railroad and New York City subway lines that run through the nearby 125th Street station.Tenants recently signed about 16,000 square feet of leases in the building, including an extension and expansion by Beth Israel and a new lease with Northwestern Mutual.The property is near a handful of new developments, including the Durst Organization’s planned 673-unit residential project at 1800 Park Avenue and L+M Development Partners and Taconic Investment Partners’ 121 West 125th Street, where Trader Joe’s is opening its first Harlem store. Last year, Savanna closed on one of the largest commercial real estate buys of the Covid era when it purchased an office building at 1375 Broadway in July for $435 million.Contact Rich Bockmann Message* Email Address* Share via Shortlink Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

RICS calls for ‘balance’ in letting agent fees ban

first_imgThe Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors has made an impassioned plea to the government to allow agents to recoup the ‘reasonable costs’ of putting prospective tenants through referencing and credit checks when the letting agent fees ban comes in during 2018.The comments have been made by Jeremy Blackburn, RICS’s Head of UK Policy who yesterday published a blog warning the government that there may be unintended consequences of the ban.He says these include rising rents as landlords pass on the extra costs to tenants and reduced rental stock as smaller and more vulnerable landlords decide to exit the market.Blackburn also says that Build to Rent’s capacity to take up the slack of a shrinking private rented sector is doubtful, but says agents will have at least a year to prepare for the changes.He says the Department of Communities and Local Government has told RICS that they re planning to take the longer route to legislation rather than rushing a ban through, and that this will give the industry until 2018 to prepare.But Blackburn also says he is surprised that agents were caught off-guard by the Chancellor’s announcement last week.“For the industry, early warning signals of this measure from the Conservatives included Zac Goldsmith’s commitments in his London Mayoral election manifesto – in the renewed focus on fees from housing charities and cross party backbenchers since the General Election – and finally in the focus on those ‘just about managing’ from the Prime Minister since the result of the EU Referendum,” he says.Jeremy Blackburn RICS fees ban December 1, 2016Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » RICS calls for ‘balance’ in letting agent fees ban previous nextRegulation & LawRICS calls for ‘balance’ in letting agent fees banHead of UK Policy says agents should at least be able to charge for referencingNigel Lewis1st December 20160737 Viewslast_img read more

US Navy: Captain of coronavirus-hit aircraft carrier removed

first_img View post tag: coronavirus View post tag: USS Theodore Roosevelt View post tag: US Navy Photo: USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Pacific on March 18, 2020. Photo: US Navycenter_img The commander of the US Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt has been relieved of command after saying that the navy was not doing enough to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on board the ship.In a letter sent on March 30, Capt. Brett Crozier urged the navy to engage more in battling the pandemic and saving the lives of sailors. He warned that the spread of the disease was “ongoing and accelerating”.Around 100 people on board the Theodore Roosevelt have been infected so far, with thousands of sailors being quarantined. The aircraft carrier has approximately 5,000 crew on board when it arrived in Guam in March.Crozier required in the letter an “immediate and decisive action” that is in line with CDC guidelines to “prevent tragic outcomes”.As a result, Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly decided to remove Crozier.“The executive officer, captain Dan Keeler, has assumed command temporarily until such time as rear admiral select Carlos Sardiello arrives in Guam to assume command,” Modly said in a statement on April 2.According to Modly, Crozier’s letter “raised concerns about the operational capabilities and operational security of the ship”.“I could reach no other conclusion than that captain Crozier had allowed the complexity of his challenge with COVID breakout on the ship to overwhelm his ability to act professionally, when acting professionally was what was needed most,” he added. Share this articlelast_img read more

Commission to Combat Drug Abuse Meets Thursday in Indianapolis

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s Commission to Combat Drug Abuse will meet Thursday afternoon at the Indiana State Library. At the meeting, Executive Director for Drug Prevention, Treatment and Enforcement Jim McClelland and other commission members will discuss continued efforts related to the drug crisis.WHAT: Indiana Commission to Combat Drug AbuseWHO:  Jim McClelland, Executive Director for Drug Prevention, Treatment and Enforcement Members of the Commission to Combat Drug AbuseWHEN: Thursday, August 8, 2019 10:00 a.m. ETWHERE: Indiana State Library, History Reference Room 211 315 W. Ohio Street Indianapolis, IN 46204FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img