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England and Danny Cipriani come right against Ireland

first_imgMonday Mar 17, 2008 England and Danny Cipriani come right against Ireland New England wonderboy Danny Cipriani led England to victory with a well deserved 33-10 win over Ireland on Saturday. Wilkinson’s replacement had a dream game at number ten, scoring 18 points in total, kicking seven out of seven kicks at goal. His all round game play was virtually faultless and he looks a mature player who can take control of a game and the forwards, hard to believe at only 20 years of age. Wilkinson did come on, at centre as replacement for Toby Flood, to huge cheers from the Twickenham faithful who, despite his run of poor form, still show the loyalty that the great man so richly deserves. “Playing anywhere on that field will be fantastic and I think my big challenge is the same as every day – find the best of me,” said Wilkinson. “Danny has deserved his go and he took it brilliantly. Every day is a learning experience and I’m at a different angle now watching from the sidelines.” Ireland did score a nice try through Rob Kearney, but it just wasn’t enough and without experienced centre pairing O’Driscoll and Darcy, Ireland looked poor once again, and the calls for coach Eddie O’Sullivan’s scalp will now be stronger than ever. The result means England finish second, with Ireland coming in fourth, their worst Championship result since 1999.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueey90% of People Have No Idea What These Two Little Holes Are ForNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Bill Clinton backs Irish philanthropy campaign

first_img Tagged with: Celebrity Individual giving Ireland Former US president Bill Clinton has thrown his weight behind the One Percent Difference campaign in Ireland which seeks to promote giving by individuals and business.Speaking to an audience of 250 guests consisting of Irish business leaders, philanthropic groups, academics and government representatives in Dublin, Mr Clinton said the rest of the world could learn from the campaign.“I think this One Percent thing is a great idea for two reasons” he said. @One is it raises a lot of money. The second is that it would democratise giving further because everyone can afford it, and if you don’t have money you can give one percent of your time and make a contribution.”He added that increasingly what philanthropic groups are doing is trying to figure out how to solve problems faster, better, and at lower cost, because they can take risks and if they try and fail, nobody is going to vote them out of office.Mr Clinton was delivering the annual Ray Murphy Memorial Lecture which is organised by the government-backed Forum on Philanthropy and Philanthropy Ireland.The annual lecture was established in memory of Ray Murphy who was involved in charitable foundation work and international philanthropy. It is supported by Atlantic Philanthropies and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.Photo: Bill Clinton by stocklight / Shutterstock.com AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 15 October 2013 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Bill Clinton backs Irish philanthropy campaign  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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HE sector must recruit at least 1,800 new fundraisers over next eight years

first_imgInstitutions should raise the profile of fundraising as a career in HE whenever they can, for example by encouraging AGCAS (Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services) to promote fundraising in HE as a career choice.HE fundraisers considered themselves first and foremost as fundraisers, and secondly as HE specialists, which the report described as a “new perspective”.There are “early signs” that senior HE fundraisers are progressing into more strategically important roles within universities, and that vice-chancellors increasingly recognise the value of the skills they bring.To accompany the report More and Richmond Associates  have devised a ‘toolkit’ for recruiting HE fundraisers.Professor Dame Shirley Pearce, the HEFCE Review Group chair, said:“I hope that higher education fundraising becomes one of the careers of choice for our very best graduates. Our work has proved that investment in fundraising brings results whatever the size or type of university or college.“If this success is to continue we must have a strong and growing group of educational fundraisers who are skilled in leading development teams and working with academics and institutional leaders.”[message_box title=”More information” color=”blue”]HEFCE report: An emerging profession: The higher education philanthropy workforceHE Education Fundraising ToolkitMore/Richmond Associates press release[/message_box]  47 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 5 May 2014 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis HE sector must recruit at least 1,800 new fundraisers over next eight years The number of fundraisers currently working in higher education needs to double, at least, by 2022 if the sector is to meet its “ambitious” income targets.A review of higher education philanthropy in 2012 (the Pearce Report) set an “ambitious goal” that by 2022, universities and colleges would be raising £2b annually from 640,000 donors.A report published today by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) – An emerging profession: The higher education philanthropy workforce ­– explores the state of the HE fundraising profession and makes 20 recommendations how those targets could be reached.It says that for HE fundraising to fulfill its potential, the number of higher education fundraisers “will need to double, if not triple” from the current “modest” establishment of 1,842 HE fundraisers.One of the chief recommendations in report – produced jointly by fundraising consultancy More and recruitment consultants Richmond Associates – is to develop a “learning route” providing training, job experience and peer group support.But because of the “shortage of available talent” it has rejected the notion of a mandatory professional qualification as an “unhelpful barrier”.The report says:“It is in everyone’s interests that barriers to entry are avoided, and that a flexible approach is taken to recruitment, focusing on competencies, skills and behaviours and ensuring that the door is open to people from different sectors and backgrounds.”Other findings and recommendations include: Advertisement Photo: mortarboard full of money by Ken Drysdale on Shutterstock.com About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: higher education Recruitment / peoplelast_img read more

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Dartington Hall Trust issues bond to help fund estate development

first_img Melanie May | 9 October 2018 | News  311 total views,  3 views today Dartington Hall Trust issues bond to help fund estate development AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Dartington Hall Trust has launched a bond issue to raise up to £20 million to help it upgrade and develop its estate. According to the Trust, the retail bond is part of a wider four to six year financial plan, which includes ethical bank finance and increased fundraising activity. Investment will be staged, focused firstly on existing assets within the estate. This includes refurbishing and relaunching the Dartington Hall hotel, the Barn Cinema & Roundhouse Café and the White Hart restaurant as well as rejuvenating the existing retail space and redeveloping the Foxhole site (formerly Dartington Hall School) to be the new base for learning and social justice projects.Rhodri Samuel, Chief Executive of Dartington Hall Trust said:“Dartington has had a unique place in the cultural and social history of Britain since the 1920s, as a centre for the development of progressive ideas across a range of disciplines including agriculture, learning and the arts. This bond issue will assist us in upgrading and developing the assets on the estate. Ultimately, we are inspired by the challenge of creating a model that others can learn from and of running a modern estate that delivers a positive impact for society.” The bonds will be issued by Dartington Hall Estate Bond, are secured, have a 10-year term and carry a 4.3% per annum coupon, paid half yearly. The minimum investment is £1,000 and the offer closes on 16 October. Tagged with: Finance Fundraising ideas  312 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Main image: Dartington hotel, east wing. Credit Kate Mount Advertisement 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 www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

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Free support for Midlands charities from the gunnercooke foundation

first_imgFree support for Midlands charities from the gunnercooke foundation Melanie May | 23 February 2021 | News “We live in an unequal society and the pandemic has exposed some harsh truths, so we have a real responsibility to do as much as we can to help. The gunnercooke foundation is already helping 80 small and medium sized charities across the UK, by helping them to grow the good work that they do including connecting them with business experts in their area.“I’d also like to appeal to industry leaders to get involved with our projects. CSR is so much more than painting a fence or a staff away day. The gunnercooke foundation gives a range of ways for businesspeople to use their skills, experience and expertise to help the third sector develop and thrive. It’s a fantastic opportunity for leaders to make a direct difference in their local community.”Charities can find out more about the gunnercooke foundation and apply for free membership via the website. Law firm gunnercooke is seeking Midlands-based charities to offer free support to through its charity arm, the gunnercooke foundation.The gunnercooke foundation connects businesses with charities and not for profits through several projects including inspire* and infuse*. Work includes supporting charity CEOs to enhance their effectiveness, growing charities’ networks and services through peer support hubs, mentoring, workshops and 1-2-1 sessions to grow business techniques and strategies, as well as undertaking projects for its charities.The firm recently opened its new office in the centre of Birmingham and now has plans to grow the foundation’s work in this region.The Midlands hub is currently led by gunnercooke Partner Claire-Elaine Arthurs, who is dual qualified as both a Solicitor and Business Strategy Consultant and has a history of working with not-for-profit and charitable organisations in the area.Arthurs commented:“As part of our growth in the Midlands we are reaching out to more charities and not-for-profit enterprises in the area to offer our support. We have a fantastic network of business leaders and industry professionals who are committed to supporting third sector leaders grow their organisations so that they can achieve more and make the difference they want to see in the world happen faster.”gunnercooke Co-Founder, Darryl Cooke, commented: Advertisement  238 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Tagged with: FREE 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 www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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The trillion-dollar student loan bubble

first_imgA recent issue of Bloomberg Business Week ran a feature headline: “Student Loans, the Next Big Threat to the Economy?”Being the mouthpiece of big business, it did not occur to Business Week to run the more appropriate headline: “Student Debt, Huge Crisis for Students.”But Business Week was much more concerned with potential problems for the capitalist economy and the latest findings by the Federal Reserve Board that student debt topped $1 trillion in the third quarter of 2013. What bothers the bankers is that, as loans rise, the default rate is also rising and reached 11.8 percent in the same period. The Fed also worried that, with so much debt, student graduates will be “unable to buy cars and homes,” which will “really delay the cycle.” This is a reference to a wished-for capitalist recovery, which always seems to be just around the corner but never seems to arrive.The figures on student debt conceal the extra burden suffered by Black, Latino/a and other oppressed students because they are generally poorer and suffer discrimination in the job market, making it even harder to repay these crushing loans. The racism of the government statisticians keeps this information in the background.The U.S. ruling class came through a near total collapse in 2008 that was triggered when bubbles burst in the housing market and other credit markets.This column recently reported on the growing auto-loan bubble. (See the Feb. 20 Workers World, or go to the workers.org website.) Now the Federal Reserve Board and other capitalist institutions are beginning to seriously worry about a student loan bubble.A generation of indentured servantsThe average outstanding student debt jumped from $26,600 in 2011 to $29,400 in 2012. (CNNMoney, Dec. 4, 2013) College tuition is going up all around the country and family incomes are declining as the crisis continues to take its toll. The federal government, which originates most of the loans, and private companies that loan at very high interest rates are creating a generation of indentured servants — a generation of workers who must spend much of their lives paying back student debt.Under the law, a student loan is the only type of loan that is completely exempt from the bankruptcy laws. The financial industry made sure of that. No one can get protection from payment of a student loan by declaring bankruptcy. So students are saddled for life. Much student debt is owed by people in their 40s and 50s. A loan is nothing less than a claim on future wages. If a graduate is not chained to a job by the need for health care, then he or she will definitely be bound by long-term student debt.Education: source ofparasitic financial profitKarl Marx long ago explained that under capitalism education is primarily for the purpose of training the future generation of exploitable labor — both skilled and unskilled. In modern times, a small elite group of students is trained as managerial agents to facilitate exploitation by the ruling class.The aim of educating the broad masses of people, as far as the capitalist establishment is concerned, is to create the necessary level of skill required by the bosses for production of their profits, in whatever industry or service it might be.But the latest crisis stage of capitalism at a dead end has a distinctive feature. Technology is destroying on a massive scale many of the jobs that require a college education. Yet everyone in the establishment, from President Barack Obama on down, is calling for more education, more college enrollment, as the key to the future.High debt and low payBut here is what the future really looks like. Right now, 48 percent of college graduates are underemployed — that is, working at jobs that do not require a bachelor’s degree. For example, 15 percent of taxi drivers have bachelor’s degrees, as do 24 percent of retail sales workers, 18 percent of telemarketers, 18 percent of bartenders, 23 percent of amusement and recreation workers, and the list goes on. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, reported in businessinsider.com of Aug. 22, 2013)As projected by the BLS, only one of the top 20 growth industries in the U.S. is going to require a bachelor’s degree “with the biggest growth areas generally being in the worst paying, including home health care, retail sales, and food service.” (New York Times, Feb. 12)How is this generation of millions of students with hundreds of billions of dollars of student debt supposed to pay off these debts working at low-wage to medium-wage jobs? By living at their parents’ homes; by taking two and three jobs; by taking out credit card loans. In other words, they will be forced to live paycheck to paycheck and without a future.If the present is bleak under the new high-tech capitalism, the future is more so. The National Center for Education Services (NCES) projects that 19 million students will have graduated from four-year colleges between 2010 and 2020, but the BLS projects that only 8.5 million of the new jobs available will require a college degree.This is the irrationality of capitalism. It has reached a stage where higher education is no longer just for the training of an exploitable skilled labor force. It has become a source of profit for colleges, universities, bankers and loan institutions instead of preparation for a future livelihood.It is a big lie that education is the answer. Not under capitalism at a dead end. The simple truth is that education does not create jobs. In fact, capitalist technology destroys jobs by putting skills into software, robots and other automated systems.The answer to the student debt crisis is to cancel the debt and create free, quality education for all — and good jobs for every graduate. These justifiable demands should be raised and fought for, but they can only be fully implemented when education serves society and not profit-making. And that can happen only when capitalism is destroyed and socialism is established.Fred Goldstein is the author of “Low-Wage Capitalism” and “Capitalism at a Dead End,” which has been translated into Spanish as “El capitalismo en un callejón sin salida.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Report from Colombia – National strike marches grow ever bigger

first_imgBogotá, Colombia, May 19It is the longest strike in the history of the country, greater in strength and participation than the one carried out September 14 and 15, 1977. In order to reduce the impact of the protests, then-President Alfonso López Michelsen described the day as subversive. His label did nothing more than heighten the mood and make the popular mobilizations more dynamic. At that time, the workers won their demands.When the strike ended, the workers called it a victory. Although some described it as inconsequential, the minimum wage rose three times in the following eight months, while wages in industry rose 16 percentage points.Colombia on the moveThe marches in Colombia that support the National Strike in response to the expectations of the National Committee that organized the activities are increasingly numerous. The one on April 28 was spectacular, but the one held this Wednesday, May 19, throughout Colombian territory, exceeded all expectations.In the midst of the mobilizations, news about the fall of the health reform gained strength. And even though the hot sun seemed to melt the asphalt, every worker, student, Indigenous, community member and member of the different popular groups, found the courage to advance. “We did it, we did it,” they cheered while, in the background, in the sound vehicles, the anthem of the Paro could be heard: “Duque chao, Duque chao” [Goodbye President Iván Duque].Peaceful marchesContrary to what the national government predicted about riots and new vandalism, May 19 was a day with a historic milestone: Everything took place in a peaceful environment.Finally, it should be noted that Colombians took to the streets, despite President Duque’s announcements of a military intervention to recapture the blockades and resistance points.But unless there is an efficient and effective negotiation with the national government (allow me to doubt it, because from my perspective Duque is a snake charmer), the mobilizations will continue and, fueled by discontent, with more force.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this By Fernando Alexis JiménezWriting from Colombia, the author describes the national pro-strike protests called for May 19 as historically enormous and successful. The article was published on his blog and by rebelion.org. Translation: John CatalinottoMay 20 — The mobilizations that began in Colombia 22 days ago — and for which the city of Cali became a national focus — are paying off with the thunderous fall of two ongoing reforms: the tax and health reforms. At the same time the popular classes are warning the government about a new uprising, should it insist on keeping pension and labor reforms [which are attacks on the working class].Bogotá, Colombia, May 19last_img read more

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Texas Government 101

first_imgTwitter Previous articleSunny skies in Texas for Election DayNext articleHoroscope: November 6, 2018 Griffin Conboy RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit Linkedin Fort Worth mayor attends White House meeting amid sanctuary city debate ReddIt + posts Griffin Conboy Griffin Conboyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/griffin-conboy/ printThe 2018 midterm elections are here! And while most Texans are focused on the race for the U.S. Senate seat, many other positions are up for grabs, especially in the state government. Here’s a look at the duties of some these positions. GOVERNORThe Governor of Texas serves as the “chief executive of the state” and is responsible for signing or vetoing bills passed by the Legislature, serving as commander-in-chief of the state’s military forces and appointing Texans to state offices that carry out the laws and direct the policies of state government, among other things.Incumbent: R-Greg Abbott Challengers: D-Lupe Valdez, L-Mark TippettsLIEUTENANT GOVERNORThe Lt. Governor presides over the Texas Senate. He or she appoints the committees of the Senate and casts the deciding vote in case of a tie. The Lt. Governor chairs the Texas Legislative Budget Board and the Texas Legislative Council, which gives him or her a strong voice in public policy. As the chair of the Legislative Budget Board, the Lt. Gov. oversees the development of legislative appropriations for agencies of the state government. Overseeing the Legislative Council, the Lt. Gov., “assists legislators in drafting and analyzing proposed legislation and in obtaining information on specific legislative problems and on matters affecting the general welfare of the state,” according to the Texas Legislative Council. Incumbent: R-Dan PatrickChallengers: D-Mike Collier, L-Kerry McKennon ATTORNEY GENERALThe Texas Attorney General serves as the state’s chief legal officer. He defends the State of Texas and its duly enacted laws, secures justice for Texans by investigating and prosecuting criminal activities and safeguards the freedoms of Texans as guaranteed by the U.S. and Texas constitutions.Incumbent: R-Ken PaxtonChallengers: D-Justin Nelson, L-Michael Ray Harris COMPTROLLER OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTSThe major duties of the office are keeping accounts of state funds, acting as tax administrator and collector for the state, and furnishing research and statistics for estimating revenue. The comptroller submits financial reports to the governor and the legislature with statements on the previous fiscal year, outstanding appropriations, and estimates of anticipated revenue.Incumbent: R-Glenn HegarChallengers: D-Joi Chevalier, L-Ben Sanders COMMISSIONER OF GENERAL LAND OFFICEThe Land Commissioner’s primary responsibility is to raise money for public schools by selling and preserving land in Texas that is not being used or hasn’t been allocated for use. Incumbent: R-George P. Bush Challengers: D-Miguel Suazo, L-Matt Pina COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTUREThe Commissioner of Agriculture oversees four main areas: consumer protection, production agriculture, healthy living and economic development. Consumer protection involves the regulation of things like fuel pumps and grocery store scales, as well as the certification of organic produce. Production agriculture includes protecting agricultural crops, facilitating the market development of agricultural commodities and advocating for beneficial agricultural policies at the state, federal and local level. The Agriculture Commissioner also regulates the National Breakfast and lunch program for the students of Texas. Regarding the economic development sector, the commissioner provides tools for communities to attract businesses, administers the Certified Retirement Community program and markets Texas products. Incumbent: R-Sid MillerChallengers: D-Kim Olson, L-Richard Carpenter RAILROAD COMMISSIONERSContrary to popular belief, the Texas Railroad commissioners do not regulate the Texas railroads. According to the Railroad Commission of Texas, “[The commission] no longer has any jurisdiction or authority over railroads in Texas, a duty which was transferred to other agencies, with the last of the rail functions transferred to the Texas Department of Transportation in 2005.”Instead, the Railroad Commission of Texas primarily handles everything fuel-related. Several divisions of the commission hold various responsibilities, including regulating fuel prices, overseeing the nation’s largest pipeline infrastructure and operating programs relating to the use of alternative fuels. Incumbent: R-Christi CraddickChallengers: D-Roman McAllen, L-Mike WrightPhotos courtesy of Creative Commons Facebook ReddIt Griffin Conboyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/griffin-conboy/ Griffin Conboyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/griffin-conboy/ Twitter Facebook Linkedin What we’re reading: Big Saturday plans for Trump Griffin Conboyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/griffin-conboy/ Trump’s budget would change student loan process, rates Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature TCU’s University Union early voting location for Texas primary elections What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlineslast_img read more

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News Now 1/29/18

first_imgLinkedin TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ Linkedin Twitter 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ printThis week on TCU News Now, the university is facing another lawsuit alleging discrimination and the latest on the flooding in King Hall. Sustainability is the new green: Fashion companies work towards environmentally-conscious practices + posts TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ Return of the disco: Latest fashion trends mirror the 1970s Twitter TCU News Now 4/28/2021 center_img TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ Facebook ReddIt Facebook ReddIt Previous articleWomen’s Basketball edges OSU, 72-68Next articleThe Skiff: Jan. 30, 2020 TCU 360 Staff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU 360 is an official, student-produced product of the School of Journalism at Texas Christian University. Pantone: Color of the year 2020 Behind the runway: One TCU student’s experiences at Fashion Week TCU 360 Staff Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoodslast_img read more

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Historic Communities of the 710 in Southern California Named a National Treasure

first_img Thursday, the National Trust for Historic Preservation named “Historic Communities of the 710” as its newest National Treasure.The National Trust is joining the Beyond the 710 coalition to call on Caltrans, Metro of Los Angeles, and other key decision makers to embrace their “progressive, forward-thinking model for transportation planning that is suitable for the 21st century needs of the Los Angeles metro area.”The Historic Communities of the 710 encompasses several historic neighborhoods and communities in the San Gabriel Valley, including Glendale, Sierra Madre, Pasadena, South Pasadena, La Cañada Flintridge, Alhambra, and the El Sereno neighborhood of Los Angeles.This 1920s Spanish Revival home of the Granados family in El Sereno was slated for demolition to make way for the 710 freeway. This house is located in a locally significant district indentified by the City of Los Angeles, but which the California Department of Transportation refused to consider. Photo courtesy PreservationNation BlogThe National Trust has decades of experience working for better transportation solutions in Southern California. As early as 1989, the Trust named South Pasadena, Pasadena and El Sereno to its annual list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places, shining a national media spotlight on the devastating threat a highway project posed to area historic communities. And in 1999, the Trust’s legal advocacy helped secure an injunction that stopped the proposal to build a surface route that would have demolished hundreds of historic homes and cultural sites.Now, the Trust continues this three-decade legacy, partnering with the coalition supporting Beyond the 710 to advocate for a series of economical, 21st century transportation solutions that consider the needs of the region as a whole. Rather than focusing solely on moving people in their cars, the alternative solution that the Trust and Beyond the 710 support instead encourages a range of mobility options that will provide people of all ages and backgrounds with more flexible, accessible transit choices. This approach is in alignment with the current policies of Metro, which has embraced more progressive regional transportation planning that includes an expanding regional network of light rail, one of the largest bus systems in the country, and a rapidly growing network of bike and pedestrian options.“Rather than returning to a highways-first, 1950s approach to transportation planning that inflicts harm on thriving, historic communities, the Trust and our partners are offering a forward-thinking, less costly alternative that helps sustain these special places and better reflects the current needs and wishes of area residents,” said Stephanie Meeks, president and CEO of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. “The cost of the proposed freeway tunnel—in dollars, air pollution, health care costs, quality of life factors, and damage to the historic fabric of multiple communities—is simply too high.”“The National Trust for Historic Preservation is proud to join the cities, institutions, and organizations supporting ‘Beyond the 710: Moving Forward’ as committed advocates for more effective and equitable regional transportation solutions suited to the 21st century needs of this dynamic, diverse, and growing metropolis,” said Meeks. “Today, we are announcing Historic Communities of the 710 as our newest National Treasure—our signature advocacy program focusing on critically important and threatened historic places across the country. The National Trust supports and advances policies that promote urban livability, and we firmly believe that a transportation plan focused on the needs of the entire region will yield a much better solution for the residents and business owners who live and work in some of the oldest, most historic communities in Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley.”Recently, the National Trust has been conducting seminal research into the factors that make 21st century American cities thriving, diverse and livable places. The findings clearly show that people want to live in places that feel like someplace. Across the country, new residents—especially younger people—are drawn to the unique character and experiences that can be found in older and historic urban neighborhoods. This historic fabric plays a critical social and economic role at the local level, creating jobs, strengthening neighborhoods, spurring revitalization, expanding prosperity, and improving quality of life for urban residents.National Treasures are a portfolio of nationally-significant historic places throughout the country where the National Trust makes a long-term commitment to finding a preservation solution. As the Presenting Partner of the National Treasures program, American Express has pledged $6.5 million to help promote and enable the preservation of these cultural and historic places.About the National Trust for Historic PreservationThe National Trust for Historic Preservation is a privately-funded nonprofit organization that works to save America’s historic places. Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? 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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribecenter_img Make a comment Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it History Historic Communities of the 710 in Southern California Named a National Treasure From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, May 28, 2015 | 11:16 amlast_img read more