National Night Out brings together officers, citizens

first_imgGrains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Parade of Lights brings early Christmas cheer Kyla Wilcher Linkedin ReddIt Facebook ReddIt Facebook Kyla Wilcher Twitter + posts Kyla Wilcher Linkedin Kyla Wilcher Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature printMembers of the TCU and Fort Worth police departments spent time on Tuesday in the campus’ student union to foster connections with the TCU community.The evening was a part of National Night Out, an annual event that unites local officers and citizens in an effort to spread awareness about crime prevention. The event is in its 32nd year.Tarrant County Assistant District Attorney, Jessica Theriot,  credited the event’s national success to its ability to connect community members with their law enforcement on a personal level.“It helps break the barrier. It’s not just a cop on the street anymore, it’s someone that I’ve met and I’ve talked to,” she said.To increase awareness about the annual event, several officers handed out frisbees, informative pamphlets, and wristbands to passing students in the Brown-Lupton University Union.Pamela Christian, crime prevention officer for the TCU Police Department, encouraged students to go online to receive crime prevention tips if they were unable to meet with the police officers Tuesday evening.Crime prevention and Safety tips can be found online here. Twitter Fort Worth’s Heritage Tree Program adds two more Kyla Wilcher Previous articlePi Kappa Phi pushes for changeNext articleFort Worth Transportation Authority Looking to Expand and Improve Service Kyla Wilcher RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Fort Worth’s Heritage Tree Program adds two more New director to head Neighborhood Services Department Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more

What Led Microsoft to Invest $500M in Seattle Housing?

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Previous: Due Diligence and Florida Procedural Requirements Next: Homeownership: Through the Eyes of Black America Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Affordable Housing HOUSING Investment Microsoft seattle 2019-01-18 Radhika Ojha Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post About Author: Radhika Ojha Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago January 18, 2019 1,391 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Affordable Housing HOUSING Investment Microsoft seattle Tech giant Microsoft recently announced an investment of $500 million in affordable housing in the Seattle area. Making the announcement, Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer at Microsoft said that as a company Microsoft, which is headquartered in the neighboring city of Redmond, was very focused for the past 15 years on the health of the region and had “pursued this by focusing on two issues above all else—education and transportation.”Smith said that the changing times have made the company think about expanding their focus to include “the affordability of housing.”To understand the problem of affordable housing in the region, Microsoft partnered with Zillow and the Boston Consulting Group to analyze the need to preserve existing and create new affordable housing units for low- and middle-income households in the Puget Sound region that is comprised of Seattle and nine other surrounding cities, including Redmond.The analysis found that nurses, police, emergency medical technicians, firefighters, and teachers were among the many people who were challenged to afford a home in the Puget Sound region. Watch the video below to see what this group of people had to say about affordable housing options:<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> What Led Microsoft to Invest $500M in Seattle Housing? Subscribe Sign up for DS News Daily Home / Daily Dose / What Led Microsoft to Invest $500M in Seattle Housing?last_img read more

SUU Football Commences Fall Camp Saturday

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah-Wednesday, Southern Utah University football confirmed they will commence fall camp Saturday with a morning practice preceded by the Thunderbirds reporting on Friday.Head coach Demario Warren has given his squad all Sundays off during August but otherwise, the Thunderbirds will practice daily.They will be hosting their annual watermelon bust August 17 which is an opportunity for fans to come out and meet the team and witness a scrimmage.The Thunderbirds will also have a scrimmage in St. George August 21 from 6:00-7:30 pm. As of August 26, they will go into their conventional weekly routine as they prepare to face UNLV at Las Vegas August 31. Brad James Tags: Demario Warren/fall practice/SUU Football/UNLV/watermelon bust July 31, 2019 /Sports News – Local SUU Football Commences Fall Camp Saturdaylast_img read more

U.K. shale gas E&P shares fall after fracking moratorium

first_imgU.K. shale gas E&P shares fall after fracking moratorium FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Shares in British shale gas explorers fell on Monday morning after the government announced at the weekend that it is imposing a moratorium on fracking.On Saturday, the government said that the gas extraction technique risked causing too much disruption to local communities through earth tremors.Fracking, which involves extracting gas from rocks by breaking them up with water and chemicals at high pressure, is fiercely opposed by environmentalists who say it is at odds with Britain’s commitment to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050.The government had previously signalled its support for the shale gas industry as it seeks ways to cut Britain’s reliance on imports of natural gas that is used to heat about 80% of Britain’s homes.IGas (IGAS.L) shares tumbled by as much as 20%, while shares in Egdon Resources (EGRE.L) fell by 14%.Leading shale gas explorer Cuadrilla is 47.4% owned by Australia’s AJ Lucas (AJL.AX) with a fund managed by Riverstone holding 45.2%. Shares in AJ Lucas were down 24%.“Cuadrilla will continue to work with the OGA (regulator) to provide the government with the confidence to lift the moratorium so the significant high-quality natural gas resources in the Bowland Basin can be commercialised,” said AJ Lucas Chairman Phil Arnall.IGas said it has a “significant recoverable gas resource” at in the Gainsborough Trough in eastern England.It estimates there is 630 billion cubic feet of gas in place per square mile. If applied to its entire acreage in the East Midlands, this would equate to 270 trillion cubic feet of high quality natural gas.More: UK shale gas explorers’ shares fall on fracking moratoriumlast_img read more

Achieving Extraordinary Women’s Leadership Conference Gives LI Businesswomen Mom-mentum

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Long Island women are being asked to step away from their desks and get a new perspective on their lives by attending the Achieving Extraordinary Women’s Leadership Conference, presented by nonprofit Mom-mentum on Friday, November 6th at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury.The day-long conference boasts a full schedule of speakers and interactive workshops designed to give women the opportunity to reassess who and where they are in their careers and share personal and professional experiences with one another. Based in Massapequa Park, Mom-mentum provides leadership, education and advocacy to support mothers in meeting today’s professional and personal challenges. To make the most out of Achieving Extraordinary, attendees will be encouraged to put their phones away and listen.“We are bringing together a powerful group of female leaders to inspire action and continue to work toward moving the needle on women’s leadership,” says Mom-mentum Executive Director Alison LaFerlita. “We want to empower women to execute change.”According to LaFerlita, “Women are poised to become a majority in the workforce for the first time in US history. This year, we saw a 25-percent jump from the previous year in the number of women Fortune 500 CEOs. In the last decade, women-owned businesses nearly doubled in number, and now account for 40 percent of all US businesses.”In response to this projection, the organization has established a professional development service called the Mom-mentum Return-to-Work Program to give advice and assistance to both women in the workforce and those looking to return to work.“We are often asked how we can help women succeed in today’s world with so many demands, on both their personal and professional lives,” explains LaFerlita. “These requests inspired us to create a strong professional development service for women in all phases of their careers. This service is unique to all others, as it is a benefit of membership and a built-in support system to help you achieve extraordinary.”Conference emcee, Danielle Campbell, co-anchor for News12 Long Island, is a professional media executive and mother of four. Campbell’s charming persona will keep a lively conversation flowing, ensuring that the conference program moves along.While webinars can fill in the knowledge gap up to a point, there is no replacement for face-to-face presentations and networking to focus on the task at hand and spark creativity. The conference organizers are asking Long Island women leaders to go outside of their network, cultivate new contacts and meet new people in their industry.The conference begins at 8:30 am with breakfast, an exhibitor expo and networking. Immediately after, the first course, Building and Leading High Performance Teams and Leaders, is being presented by Ellen Cooperperson, CEO of Corporate Performance Consultants, an expert in the field of team building and a Certified Facilitator and Strategic Business Leadership coach.Cooperperson’s interactive workshop will show women how they can compare their leadership style in three critical areas and learn the best practices of highly successful women leaders. “You will learn how your greatest strength can become your greatest liability and how to identify your team member’s unique abilities and limitations to reach and exceed goals,” Cooperperson says.“An organization is a network of conversations,” she continues. “The ability to adapt your communication style to influence a group of diverse individuals and turn them into a cohesive winning team is key to your effectiveness as a leader.”Next on the day’s agenda is Liz Bentley, founder of Liz Bentley Associates, who will begin a conversation about the Leaky Talent Pipeline: Things That Hinder Women from Advancing or Advancing More Quickly.Bentley will talk about how women can build their confidence and overcome barriers, both internal and external, to their growth. She will offer strategies to address these unique challenges to help women be more impactful in their organization.The luncheon keynote speaker, Debra Sandler, touted as a Visionary Global C-Level Executive, will share her insights and experiences from her more than 30 years in corporate America and the boardroom. Sandler will also be sharing her views on how women who choose to work can create a world of limitless possibilities.The afternoon session is a panel of highly successful Long Island business experts led by moderator Domenique Camacho Moran, a partner at Farrell Fritz, PC, who will be discussing the topic: Courageous Conversations: Voices of Work & Life.The interactive conversation between the panel and the conference attendees will explore ways to handle work-life balance and examine workplace policies and legislation that impacts the family, and will openly discuss how they achieved business success while managing their personal lives.Panelists include: Terri Alessi-Miceli, president of the HIA-LI; Scott Behson, professor of management at Farleigh Dickinson University; Yvonne Grant, president & CEO of Girl Scouts of Suffolk County; Hillary Needle, president of Hillary Needle Events; and Nassau County Supreme Court Justice, the Hon. Hope Zimmerman.Whether you are a CEO, a senior or a middle manager, an entrepreneur or a young emerging leader, Achieving Extraordinary: Women’s Leadership Conference will offer dynamic presenters, refreshingly relevant topics, and the chance to advance yourself while connecting with other inspiring business professionals.LaFerlita say that participants of this conference will come away with the latest information and tools needed to strengthen their leadership skills and have a greater influence and impact on their team.On Monday when it’s time to return to work, you will be encouraged to share what you’ve learned at the conference with your coworkers, and keep the Mom-mentum going.For more information or to purchase tickets, go to Mom-Mentum.orglast_img read more

China’s avian flu deaths reach 6; Indonesia reports case cluster

first_imgJan 18, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Chinese authorities today announced another human death from the H5N1 avian influenza virus, raising the government’s case count to nine, including six deaths, according to a Reuters report.A 35-year-old woman with the surname of Wei died in China’s southwestern Sichuan province on Jan 11, Reuters reported. That was a week after the onset of her fever and pneumonia, according to Bloomberg News. She worked as a poultry farmer, and people who had contact with her are being closely monitored, the Bloomberg story said.Reuters said poultry had been dying in the woman’s village, but China’s Health Ministry, which published information about the case, did not say whether the poultry had tested positive for H5N1.Another Turkish child infectedThe World Health Organization (WHO) had not updated its case count to reflect the new Chinese case at this writing. However, WHO today confirmed the 21st human H5N1 infection in Turkey, involving a 4-year-old boy whose case was announced yesterday by Turkish officials. He became sick Jan 5 and is hospitalized in Erzurum province, the agency said.A news report from Ankara published today by the United Nations’ Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN) news service said initial investigation suggests the boy became sick after eating chicken. He is from Dogubayazit in eastern Turkey’s Agri province, site of the four deaths from H5N1 that have occurred in Turkey.Despite the new human case, the news from Turkey may be improving. The WHO update said intensive education and culling efforts are expected to reduce “opportunities for human infections to occur.” In addition, Reuters reported yesterday that five H5N1 patients had recovered and been discharged from hospitals that day. Many of the remaining 12 people in hospitals were in stable condition, but one patient’s condition was described as serious.Indonesian cluster growsIndonesian authorities were investigating what one health official described as the “cluster with the largest number of patients” they had seen, according to a Bloomberg story published today.The cluster involves four people in one family, including a 13-year-old girl who died on Jan 14 and her 3-year-old brother, who died yesterday. Both tested positive for H5N1, said Hariadi Wibisono, director of vectorborne disease control at the Indonesian Ministry of Health, as quoted by Bloomberg. Those tests were done locally and have not yet been confirmed by the WHO-accredited laboratory in Hong Kong.Another sibling, a 15-year-old girl, is improving in a hospital while investigators re-test tissue samples from her throat to determine whether she has an H5N1 infection, the news service reported.Meanwhile, the father of all three children has been hospitalized after experiencing similar flu-like symptoms, the Bloomberg story said. Wibisono said this is the fifth cluster of infections in Indonesia since July.See also: Jan WHO update on the situation in Turkey read more

Fearful Hong Kongers rush to secure limited British passports

first_imgShortly before Hong Kong was handed back to China, Simon Ng applied for a British National (Overseas) passport, a document he never thought he’d need. Now he is considering whether to use it to emigrate.China’s plan to impose a sweeping national security law on the city in response to huge pro-democracy protests has Ng mulling the prospect of leaving, the first time he has contemplated such action since Britain returned the former colony in 1997.”Back then, like many of my peers, I thought China would reform and there was hope,” the 52-year-old assistant professor told AFP.  Youngsters keen to leaveA recent survey of more than 800 Hong Kongers by the Chinese University found those aged between 18 and 24 reported the strongest desire to emigrate, with over 50 per cent considering it.Yet most of those under 23-year-old, who formed the bedrock of last year’s protests, are not currently eligible for BN(O) status. Recent graduate Asuka Law, 23, was three months old at handover so is eligible for (BN(O) status. She is planning to leave as soon as October, using a scheme Britain offers people under 30 from certain countries to live and work there for two years.She fears the right to dissent will soon disappear from Hong Kong. “I don’t think I have that much time left,” Law said. “It’s hard to do anything more in this city as every single objection will be met with an iron fist.”She said she wants to start a business overseas to help fellow Hong Kongers. “Someone will have to do the job of providing a safety shelter,” she said.Law’s friend Reese Tan, a 25-year old tutor, is also trying the youth scheme.He vowed to continue his “fight for Hong Kong” overseas by joining campaigns for international support.”I am not escaping. Hong Kong will always be my home,” Tan said.  “But now, this is really a dark moment, and the future is quite likely to be even worse.”BN(O) status was the product of an earlier round of similar fears.The run up to the 1997 handover was a febrile time. While Ng was optimistic, many other Hong Kongers worried about what rule by authoritarian communist China might mean for the city’s freedoms and thriving capitalist system. Topics :center_img ‘Path to citizenship’Beijing says the law — which will bypass Hong Kong’s legislature — is needed to tackle “terrorism”, “separatism” and restore confidence in a city rocked by a year of unrest. But critics fear it will bring mainland-style political oppression to a business hub supposedly guaranteed freedoms and autonomy for 50 years after its handover.Britain views the law as a breach of that handover deal and in response has said it will look into extending the immigration rights of those with BN(O) status, including a possible “path to citizenship”.There are currently some 350,000 BN(O) passport holders — a figure that nearly doubled in the last twelve months during as the crackdown on pro-democracy protesters raged.But some 2.9 million people — anyone born before 1997 — are eligible for BN(O) status and Britain has said any citizenship plan will also include them.The announcement has sparked fury in Beijing which has in turn accused London of breaching its handover commitments.In recent weeks Hong Kongers have flocked to sign up, forming queues outside post offices and courier companies to send documents.But Ng says he faces a dilemma — neither his wife, nor their two children have BN(O) status and Britain has yet to say whether family will be included.”I am propelled to leave but I am also helpless, like being pushed into the sea with no boat to board,” Ng said. As a result Britain offered anyone born before handover the option of applying for a BN(O) passport. The document was of limited value. It gave Hong Kongers access to British consular services overseas and permission to travel to the UK for up to six months at a time, but not to live or work there.But it was recognition that Britain had some sort of responsibility to the people who were once its subjects.Now the usefulness of the document could all change after China last month unveiled plans to enact a law banning acts of subversion, secession, terrorism and foreign interference.last_img read more