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UK to review North Sea drilling after Gulf spill

first_img More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes Show Comments ▼ Wednesday 12 January 2011 10:42 am whatsapp Tags: NULL The government has said it will review its regulations covering offshore oil and gas drilling in the North Sea following the publication of a US investigation into BP’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill.The review will start within a month and will report later this year, Energy Minister Charles Hendry said in a statement.“We intend to review the UK’s oil and gas offshore regulatory regime against the findings of the US investigations,” he said.“This review … will be based on the full life cycle of an offshore development, thus ensuring all activities are covered,” he added.A White House panel probing BP’s massive oil spill has already called for an overhaul of America’s offshore drilling regulatory system, damning it as “entirely unprepared” for disaster.Last week a parliamentary report warned Britain was not ready to tackle a spill of the kind suffered by BP and that if one did occur, taxpayers could end up paying the clean-up costs.Hendry said his officials would study the White House oil commission’s report to identify its implications for British deepwater drilling.He said some of the report’s recommendations were already existing practice in the North Sea but that Britain was committed to learning what it could from the findings.“We have already acted, in the light of the emerging information from the many investigations into the disaster, to strengthen where we can what is already one of the most robust environmental and safety regimes in the world,” he said. John Dunne whatsapp UK to review North Sea drilling after Gulf spill Sharelast_img read more

Swiss prices increase in February

first_img Wednesday 13 April 2011 7:55 pm KCS-content Share whatsapp whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Switzerland’s producer and import price index grew 0.4 per cent year-on-year in March after a 0.5 per cent increase in February, the Federal Statistical Office said yesterday. Producer prices were down 0.1 per cent against the previous year, while import prices were up 1.6 per cent on an annualised basis. Swiss prices increase in February More From Our Partners Supermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Lafarge Africa PLC ( HY2010 Presentation

first_imgLafarge Africa PLC ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2010 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Lafarge Africa PLC ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lafarge Africa PLC ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lafarge Africa PLC (  2010 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileLafarge Africa Plc is a cement manufacturing company in Nigeria offering high quality concrete and aggregates for the home building and construction sectors. The company is one of the oldest cement manufacturing companies in Nigeria and is a member of the LafargeHolcim Group, the largest building and concrete solutions company in the world. It also diversified interests in manufacturing paint, repairing electric motors, transport services and Kraft bag production. Lafarge Africa Plc has plants in Ewekoro and Sagamu in the South West district; Mfamosing in the South-South district; and Ashaka in the North East district of Nigeria. The company has installed cement production capacity of 10.5MTPA and has plans to increase its production capacity. Its product range includes cement, aggregates, ready-mix concrete and pulverized fly ash. Cement solutions are marketed under the brand names Elephant, Ashaka, Supaset, PowerMax and Unicem. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Lafarge Cement WAPCO Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Courteville Business Solutions Plc ( 2016 Abridged Report

first_imgCourteville Business Solutions Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Support Services sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about Courteville Business Solutions Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Courteville Business Solutions Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Courteville Business Solutions Plc (  2016 abridged results.Company ProfileCourteville Business Solutions Plc is the largest e-business solutions company in West Africa and offers financial management and advisory services, business solutions, e-commerce and online marketing solutions. The company is the patent owner of the AutoReg TM Business Solutions Platform. Courteville Business Solutions Plc is represented in 24 states in Nigeria and has business interests in Guinea, Zimbabwe and Jamaica. Other e-business services include NAPAMS, a regulated product administration and monitoring solution for NAFDAC; NIID, an insurance policies database solution for the Nigerian Insurers Association (NIA) and the Insurance Council of Zimbabwe (ICZ); and the AutoReg Inspector TM remote verification tool for law enforcement agencies. Courteville Business Solutions Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Courteville Business Solutions Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

No savings at 40? I’d buy these 2 fast-growing FTSE 100 stocks to top up the State Pension

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Don’t despair if you have left it late saving for your retirement portfolio and worry about living on the State Pension. There are some top growth stocks on the FTSE 100 that could help you play catch up.The two I’m looking at here have risen strongly in recent years and, if it continues, could help you build up your wealth at a decent pace. Stocks like these could help you achieve financial independence, even starting from scratch at age 40.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Dechra PharmaceuticalsDechra Pharmaceuticals (LSE: DPA) is a blockbuster growth stock. Its share price has risen a whopping 265% in the past five years. The momentum continues, with growth of almost 27% in the past 12 months. I tipped the stock to beat the market last year, and that’s exactly what it did.Today, the Dechra share price has fallen more than 6%, as supply problems in the first quarter of the year continue to drag on performance. The market knew that already, though. Management said “significant progress” has now been made, and those supply issues have largely been mitigated. However, markets remain a little sceptical.That’s fine by me – I like to buy stocks for what they might do in the next five to 10 years, rather than the next five to 10 days. Dechra also reported a 7% rise in group net revenue and 13% growth in its European pharmaceuticals operation. A 2% drop in North America is a bit worrisome, but that is measured against a strong comparative year.The £2.94bn FTSE 250-listed company needs to convince markets that all is well, because it trades at a pricey valuation of 31.8 times earnings, meaning any sign of slippage is punished. However, with earnings forecast to rise 6% in 2020 and 17% in 2021, I’m hoping there is more growth to come.AstraZenecaFTSE 100-listed pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca (LSE:AZN) is on a different scale, with a massive market cap of £101bn. Companies of this size can struggle to grow their share price, but that hasn’t been a problem for AstraZeneca. CEO Pascal Soriot has overseen a 41% rise in the share price over the last 12 months, and a 70% rise over three years.I’m impressed, because he faced a major challenge in replenishing the company’s dwindling drugs pipeline as key treatments went off-patent and generics piled in. Soriot has said the real benefits will be coming through from around 2024, but investors have been buying into his vision early.The group could be in for a great decade, as its heavy R&D spend pays off and new treatments secure regulatory approval around the world.Earnings growth forecasts look mighty impressive – 3% in 2019, 18% in 2020, and 24% in 2021. I haven’t seen many that positive in the FTSE 100 lately, as analysts fret about a global slowdown.AstraZeneca is a little pricey, trading at 23.7 times earnings, while the forecast yield at just 2.8% is below the FTSE 100 average of around 4.34%. But those are quibbles. The future looks bright, and this looks like a great long-term buy and hold, providing both growth and income to boost your pension in retirement, no matter how old you are today. Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended AstraZeneca. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. No savings at 40? I’d buy these 2 fast-growing FTSE 100 stocks to top up the State Pension Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Harvey Jones | Thursday, 16th January, 2020 | More on: AZN DPH Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Harvey Joneslast_img read more

Easy House / TRU Architects

first_imgPhotographs:  Courtesy of TRU Architects Design Team:Choi Jeil, Yoon Kyungok, Park Junho, Kim Wangi, Bae Sunghoon, Cho MikyungArchitect In Charge:Cho SungikCity:Seongnam-siCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Space DiagramText description provided by the architects. Easy House is designed for a husband, wife and their son. They liked to have a high ceiling room for their family gathering and simple bedrooms.The site is located in a new residential district surrounded by the mountains. TRU Architects designed the L-shaped house for embracing the good mountain view and natural light. Save this picture!Courtesy of TRU ArchitectsThe contrast between the white main house and wooden pavilion is the key motif of the building exterior. The pavilion is the family room which interior is also finished with plywood panels. Save this picture!Courtesy of TRU ArchitectsThe operable wooden door in front of the house protects the privacy from the street and also opens the courtyard toward the neighborhood when they need the wide view.  Save this picture!Courtesy of TRU ArchitectsThe interior space is characterized by the split-level which enables the five rooms and two roof terraces are located on the seven levels. The family can own the various views from the rooms with the different altitude and ceiling height.Save this picture!DiagramProject gallerySee allShow lessNebula / Austin Maynard ArchitectsSelected ProjectsA-KAMP47 / Stephane MalkaArchitecture News Share 2013 Area:  217 m² Area:  217 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!Courtesy of TRU Architects+ 15 Share Easy House / TRU ArchitectsSave this projectSaveEasy House / TRU Architects Year:  2013 Construction: Projects “COPY” Electrical Engineer: The Engineering ArchDaily Year:  Architects: TRU Architects Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Photographs Mechanical Engineer: Structural Engineer: CopyHouses•Seongnam-si, South Korea “COPY” Easy House / TRU Architects South Korea CopyAbout this officeTRU ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSeongnam-siHousesWoodSouth KoreaPublished on December 27, 2013Cite: “Easy House / TRU Architects” 27 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Fine WoodPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesCultural / SportsPENT FitnessFitness Equipment – BANKA™ Weight BenchSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in OfficesBricksFeldhaus KlinkerFacing Bricks – Waterstruck VascuWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for FurnitureCurtain WallsMetawellFacades – Aluminum Curtain WallsHeatingFocusFireplaces – PaxfocusPatios / TerracesGlas MarteGlass Pavilion – GM Pavillon360More products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Joonyoung ENC ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses Narae Gihan Engineeringlast_img read more

Grants available to help tackle racial inequality, & other funding news

first_img 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 The deadline for applications is 30 April 2021. Tagged with: Funding grants AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Here is a short round up of some of the funding opportunities currently available, from grants to support communities tackling racial inequality and impacted by Covid-19, to those for the smallest sports clubs in financial difficulties, projects to help people’s heart health, and those protecting farm animal welfare in Asia. Funding for UK’s smallest sports clubs in financial difficulty The Global Majority Fund was launched by Comic Relief in early 2021. In February 2021, Muslim Charities Forum was selected as intermediary partner to distribute funds on behalf of Comic Relief, National Emergencies Trust (NET), The Clothworkers Foundation and Esmee Fairbairn Foundation. New grants programme to protect farm animals in Asia Funding for work with communities experiencing racial inequality Grants available to help tackle racial inequality, & other funding news Applicants can only submit one application and cannot apply for both project and core costs. Compassion in World Farming has launched a new grants programme for organisations based in Japan, Indonesia and South Korea, aimed at building the grass roots movement for farm animal welfare advocacy. The fund is being administered locally around the country by the UK Community Foundations network. Groups must apply via the relevant Community Foundation in their area, and applicants should check the details and application deadlines on their relevant community foundation website.  1,776 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 The deadline for applications in the Anglia region is 5pm, Tuesday 4 May. Full information is available on the Heart Research UK site. The funding is to be used, over a six to nine month period, for either: The fund is only available to sports clubs and organisations that are working in the sport for development sector. It is inviting applications during 2021 for three types of grant ranging from US$4,000 (£2,911) to US$9,000 (£6,551) to individuals or organisations who are invested in improving their region’s farm animal welfare. It welcomes applications from individuals or organisations working within farm animal welfare advocacy, climate change, environmental protection, or who are looking to take their first steps into improving the lives of farmed animals. More information on the programme and how to apply may be found on the Compassion in World Farming site. center_img The fund seeks to support communities typically but not exclusively referred to as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME). To be eligible for the funding, organisations must have an income of less than £500,000 and be working with one or more of the following groups of people in one or more of the following themes: The £4 million Clubs in Crisis Fund, which aims to support the UK’s smallest sports clubs at risk of closing their doors for good due to the impact of the pandemic, opens on 12 April. This year, Heart Research UK is also offering funding for one-off purchases of equipment that will help organisations promote heart health in their community. To be eligible, clubs must provide clear evidence of how they use sport to help young people develop life skills, employment opportunities, reduce crime and anti-social behaviour or tackle mental health issues. The funders are looking for organisations that operate mostly in disadvantaged communities, often working collaboratively with other partners to meet local need and may offer cross-sector activities. Vulnerable people in the areas of health and wellbeing.Vulnerable people self-isolating (elderly, people with pre-existing medical conditions).Foodbanks or other organisations working to combat hardship including child hunger.People who have experienced or are at risk of domestic abuse.People suffering from poor or worsening mental health.People suffering homelessness.Organisations working with refugee or asylum seeker communities with no recourse to public funds (NRPF).Children and young people receiving low education or without access to education.Organisations working with people in poverty or at risk of poverty. Applications will be accepted from not-for-profit clubs or organisations with an annual turnover of less than £75,000 that intentionally use sport to deliver wider social outcomes. First priority will be given to clubs with an annual turnover of up to £25,000; then to those of up £50,000; and finally for up to £75,000. 2021 Healthy Hearts Grants  Funding is now available to charities and community organisations for new, original and innovative projects that actively promote a healthy heart and help to prevent, or reduce the risk of heart disease in your community. Grants of £2,021 will be available to help with core, programme or capital costs. The Clubs in Crisis (#ClubInCrisis) Fund is being provided jointly by Flutter Entertainment’s sports funding scheme Cash4Clubs and by charity Made by Sport, which aims to champion the power of sport to tackle social issues. Grants for the Anglia region have just opened, with many more, from the Wales region to Yorkshire, Central, HTV and Granada regions opening soon. Grants of up to £10,000 are awarded in 12 regions in the UK every year. The grants are available thanks to the fundraising done in Subway® stores across the UK. Grants of up to £10,000 are available from the Global Majority Fund for work in the UK that relieves the emergency needs of communities facing racial inequality and impacted by the effects of Covid-19. Advertisement Project work that fits the essential criteria. The project should focus on emergency response to one of the groups listed above. Up to 10% of the funding application can include costs for the applicant’s organisation for programme delivery and organisational development. The funder may award solely for projects costs as funds allow, orCore costs. Organisations should fit with the essential criteria and be able to demonstrate this through their core work. Core costs are essential costs for the day-to-day running and development of their organisation. Melanie May | 8 April 2021 | News Uncategorisedlast_img read more

Students with learning disabilities feel well accommodated at TCU

first_imgLinkedin Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Monica is a senior journalism major and political science minor and film double minor from Houston, TX. Students who have learning disabilities and receive accommodations at TCU may also take advantage of such resources in the workforce as well.Ramsey said it’s important that once a student who has a learning disability enters the workforce, he or she learns how to self-accommodate.“If your boss comes to you and gives you a deadline, you don’t get to go to your boss and say, ‘You gave me a week to do this, I’m going to need a week and a half,’” Ramsey said. “The individual has to figure out how they’re going to meet their deadline, whether that means working later hours, working longer or breaking the item down into little pieces.”She also said that with the advent of technology, there are a lot of things that can help individuals with disabilities, especially learning disabilities, to be successful.“If a student needs a note-taker, your employer is not going to provide that for you, so you may have to do things like record on a laptop,” Ramsey said. “It’s nice to have the technology that we have now.”Some TCU students who have learning disabilities also said that they’re not worried about the possibility of not receiving the same accommodations in the workforce that they’re used to receiving at TCU.“ADHD only affects me when I am being tested on subjects I do not enjoy,” senior engineering major Diego Padilla said. “I know that in the real world I will be doing what I am passionate about, so it does not worry me at all.”“Personally with myself, things that I enjoy are things that I know and understand more,” Arnold said. “Things I hope to do in the workforce are not things that my learning disability will necessarily play a part in.“With my ADHD and distraction, and my dyslexia and reading things, I don’t think those things will necessarily play as big a role in my life when I get out of college because it’ll be more things that I’m wanting to be doing,” Arnold added. “So I don’t know if accommodations in the workforce will necessarily be needed, personally for me.”How does TCU compare?Ramsey said that while it’s pretty consistent across universities for what each is currently doing to accommodate students with learning disabilities, there are some schools that have a for-pay program where students with learning disabilities may receive tutoring, mentors and special study spaces.“I don’t think that’s a place we’d ever go because we don’t want to nickel-and-dime students to death,” she said.TCU also has the Koehler Center for Teaching Excellence on campus, which works with faculty in order to teach them how to teach effectively, which certainly benefits students with learning disabilities.“The more ways you can present the information the better; when you bring in information using several modalities, you’re using more of your brain, so good teaching strategies in general benefit all students,” Ramsey said.Ramsey said that when TCU Student Disabilities Services works really well, “students come here, they get the access that they need and they graduate.”The Koehler Center, which is designed to work with faculty on teaching strategies and success for students in the classroom, is located in the Sid Richardson Building, Suite 501. | Photo from TCU Maps.The end year of World War I was incorrect in earlier versions of this post.  TAGSembedded documentimagephotos TCU complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibits discrimination in education against individuals with disabilities.Attaining success at TCU — and academic life in general — may have been tougher for students with learning disabilities prior to the department’s existence.“A lot of the time, learning disabilities were missed. Students just thought they weren’t smart and didn’t realize they had a learning disability,” Ramsey said.“It might also have been that students with a learning disability at that time didn’t wind up going to college because their kindergarten through 12th grade material was so difficult, and if they didn’t know what was wrong, they might just think ‘I’m not college material,’ and decide to go another route,” she added.It also may have taken students with learning disabilities longer to graduate, longer to study and/or the need of extra tutors and support all over campus for whatever class they were struggling in, said LaShondra Jimerson, a disabilities specialist in TCU’s Student Disabilities Services department.Former Director of TCU’s Bachelor of Social Work Program, Dr. Linda Moore, who retired in May, said that prior to the implementation of services and accommodations for students with learning disabilities across universities in the U.S., students with learning disabilities would either not succeed in college or not go to college at all.“Before the Education for Handicapped Children Act in the 1970s, many times kids with any kind of disability wouldn’t go to school at all,” Moore said. “When I was growing up, we didn’t have kids in wheelchairs in schools; we didn’t have kids with developmental delay or lots of disabilities in schools.”Moore also said she believes more students with learning disabilities are in college now because they’re more capable of handling it.“I’ve worked with students that have had learning disabilities 30 years ago who hadn’t been diagnosed and actually had some students that had never been tested that were reading on a third and fourth grade level —not because they couldn’t read, but because they had a disability, and because they had never been tested, they were basically almost failing out,” Moore said. “It’s very different today — students come in with their accommodations in hand.”The first testing for learning disabilities was in the late 1890s, then testing was done after the first World War I soldiers returned from war in the early 1900s finding they could no longer function using the same academic skills they used prior to the war, Student Disabilities Services Coordinator Laurel Overby said.An increase in students with learning disabilities attending school and pursuing higher-level education came out of the Civil Rights movement during the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.Various groups were fighting for rights — the women’s rights movement, the African-American civil rights movement, the gay rights movement, the American Indian movement — and one of the major groups taking a stand for rights and equality at the time were people with disabilities, particularly parents of children with disabilities.“When parents want something for their kids, they tend to have a lot of power,” Moore said. “So once it got started, you saw people jumping on the bandwagon and the country got lots of legislation — we got the Education for Handicapped Children Act, we got the Architectural Barriers Act, and by 1990, we got the ADA, which is the most comprehensive piece of legislation ever for people with disabilities.”Overby said not much attention was given to disabilities until the 1980s and 1990s, with dyslexia being at the top of the list.“Disability falls under civil rights,” Overby said. “It was finally given a voice.”Student success Some TCU students with learning disabilities say that the assistance from the Student Disabilities Department has helped them greatly.Dorr, a strategic communication major, stressed the importance of his accommodations.“If I didn’t have my extended [test] time, I’d probably fail out of TCU,” he said. “And if I wasn’t able to type my notes, I don’t know how I’d be able to take notes on paper without getting distracted.”He also said he feels like he wouldn’t be as successful at TCU without the existence of the Student Disabilities Services department.“I think for only one or two of my classes I haven’t needed to use extended time on exams, and that’s just one to two classes. This is my first semester of my junior year, so I’ve used a lot of my extended time,” Dorr said.Regan Arnold, a junior entrepreneurial management major, was diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD in fourth grade. She says a large reason she chose to attend TCU is because of the university’s accommodations for students with learning disabilities.“I have worked really hard to overcome my learning disability, so I think that I can be successful on my own, but the fact that they have the resources here really played a part in why I came here,” Arnold said.However, only 17 percent of college students with learning disabilities take advantage of “learning resources at their school.” Trey Fearn is a first-year Film, Television and Digital Media major who says he has a fine motor skills deficiency as a result from concussions during high school. He said he has difficulty processing information and takes longer time to read.“If you give me a Scantron, I can have the answer in my head, but the actual act of bubbling it would take me a while,” Fearn said.He said he has not yet utilized the Student Disabilities Services to acquire assistance for his learning disability, nor has he told any of his professors of it.“So far, I’ve been doing just fine without it, but I will 100 percent start using the accommodations throughout college,” Fearn said.According to a study done by the National Center for Learning Disabilities, the three factors most attributed to success post-high school for students with learning disabilities are a supportive home life, a strong sense of self-confidence and a strong connection to friends and family. + posts Bluebonnet Circle workout studio owner stresses importance of community Unpaid internships: history, insight and TCU students’ stories Facebook ReddIt Monica Dziak Test anxiety, pressure on college students more common now than in past Monica Dziak World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution center_img Monica Dziak Monica Dziak Linkedin Previous articlePaschal High School teacher wins excellence awardNext articleTCU considering on-campus centralized testing center Monica Dziak RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter According to a study done by the National Center for Learning Disabilities, if a student with a learning disability has a supportive home life, strong self-confidence and a strong connection to loved ones, they are more likely to be successful after high school. | Photo from the National Center for Learning Disabilities.Other factors associated with success for students with learning disabilities include: early support for learning and attention issues, planning a smooth transition from high school to college or other post-high school endeavors, supportive teachers, facilitating relationships with mentors and participating in extracurricular activities.Junior child development major Antoinette Shrewsbury said that support from others has helped for her to cope with ADD, dysgraphia, fine motor skill issues and an auditory processing disorder.“For years, I always felt embarrassed about the many learning disabilities I’ve had to deal with,” Shrewsbury said. “But now, thanks to my parents, teachers and academic counselors, I couldn’t be prouder of my academic achievements and success in school.“My parents never allowed me to use my impairments as a crutch to feel sorry for myself, which used to drive me up a wall,” she added. “But now, I can’t thank them enough for never allowing me to give up on myself and for pushing me to be the best student I can be.”But what happens to a student in the “real world” who has a learning disability? The accommodations may look different than what the students are used to during college, but there are still accommodations.Looking forward  The Learning Disabilities Association of America, in compliance with both the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the 1990 ADA, states that employers covered by either law “make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with impairments that substantially limit a major life activity, such as learning.”It also states that achieving success in the workplace is a two-way street, and that both individuals with learning disabilities and employers should “work together for their mutual benefit.” ReddIt printWhile some college students enjoy sitting at the back of their classrooms, junior Chris Dorr sits at the very front. Dorr receives preferential seating in order to accommodate his learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.“During quizzes and other assignments, if I see people it kind of makes me anxious, like ‘Oh, they’re finished, why am I not finished?’” he said.Dorr is one of 404 TCU students currently receiving an accommodation for a learning disability.According to the 1990 Americans With Disabilites Act, a learning disability is a “neurologic disorder that causes difficulties in learning that cannot be attributed to poor intelligence, poor motivation or inadequate teaching.”Common learning disabilities include dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, auditory processing deficit, visual processing deficit and ADD/ADHD.According to the National Center for Education Statistics, of college undergraduates who self-reported having a disability, 11 percent reported having a learning disability. Also, more than 200,000 students who enter college have some kind of learning disability.TCU Student Disabilities Services provides various accommodations for students with learning disabilities — which range from extended time on tests to recorded class lectures — based upon approved documentation verifying “the existence of a disability.”Marsha Ramsey, director of Center for Academic Services, said specialists in the Student Disabilities Services department look for functional limitations when evaluating students’ documentation.“This is about access,” Ramsey said. “If there are barriers, then we’re trying to determine how to remove those barriers so students can demonstrate what it is they know or what they learn.”Looking back Student Disabilities Services was not present at TCU until 1993, with the passage of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Section 504 of the legislation prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities. 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UN special rapporteur urged to visit Lebanon

first_imgNews December 22, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 UN special rapporteur urged to visit Lebanon Receive email alerts January 14, 2021 Find out more News LebanonMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders wrote today to Ambeyi Ligabo, the UN special rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, asking him to go to Lebanon with a view to creating “a special international commission of enquiry into all the bombings that have targeted politicians and journalists.”The organisation also urged Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora to issue an official invitation to Ligabo, stressing that a visit by the special rapporteur “would send a strong signal of the international community’s commitment to do everything possible to rein in this series of killings in which journalists have been among the targets.”Voicing “deep concern about the growing number of targeted attacks on the press since the start of this year,” Reporters Without Borders said it wanted to draw the international community’s attention to the plight of Lebanon’s journalists, who have to endure terrible security conditions. The organisation added that there was reason to fear that more journalists could be the victims of violence in the very near future.The most recent victim was Gebran Tueni, the CEO of the Arabic-language daily An-Nahar and a parliamentary representative for Beirut, who was killed by a car-bomb on 12 December. His murder, on the eve of the publication of a new interim report by the international commission of enquiry headed by Detlev Mehlis, was a flagrant provocation to the United Nations. Samir Kassir, a columnist for An-Nahar, was killed by a car-bomb on 2 June. Both were well-known and respected journalists who knew they were under threat ever since former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri’s assassination on 14 February.This year’s other prominent press victim was May Chidiac, the star presenter of the Lebanese Broadcasting Corp (LBC), whose car blew up on 25 September in northeastern Beirut, resulting in her losing a leg and a hand, and “reinforcing the climate of terror for journalists now working in Lebanon,” Reporters Without Borders added. RSF_en Lebanese journalist found shot dead in car Organisation News Help by sharing this information February 4, 2021 Find out more Lebanon : Violence against reporters becoming more frequent in Lebanon LebanonMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders wrote today to Ambeyi Ligabo, the UN special rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, asking him to go to Lebanon with a view to creating “a special international commission of enquiry into all the bombings that have targeted politicians and journalists.” November 11, 2020 Find out more News Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Follow the news on Lebanon to go furtherlast_img read more

Vince Young Will Attend the Rose Bowl “Party of the Century”

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 26 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community Newscenter_img Business News HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWomen Love These Great Tips To Making Your Teeth Look WhiterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News With less than two months until the Rose Bowl Party of the Century, the Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation continues to roll out a lineup of expected celebrity guests for the April 18 celebration, making it the most talked about event of the year.Vince Young, legendary Rose Bowl performer, College Football Hall of Famer, and former Texas Quarterback will attend the Rose Bowl Party of the Century at America’s Stadium. As a two-time Rose Bowl Game MVP, Young turned in two dominant performances in the shadows of the broad-shouldered San Gabriel Mountains. His most memorable game, however, is the often-discussed BCS National Championship Game from 2006. The game is often called the most exciting game in college football history.Young’s Texas Longhorns team faced a USC Trojans team in the midst of a 34-game winning streak; Young’s famous fourth down scamper into the end zone at the Rose Bowl with just seconds remaining on January 1, 2006 sealed a 41-38 win over the USC Trojans.While strapping up with the Longhorns, Young captivated college football with his athleticism and leadership.Young is a two-time Rose Bowl Game Champion, a Rose Bowl Hall of Famer and also captured several accolades during his time in Austin. His collegiate honors include being named a consensus All-American, Maxwell Award winner, Davey O’Brien Award Winner, and was the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy. As a new inductee into the College Football Hall of Fame (2019), Young’s No. 10 jersey is retired and will never be worn again by a Texas football player.He was drafted as a top-five pick in the 2006 NFL Draft’s first round by the Tennessee Titans, winning the Offensive Rookie of the Year honors. Young spent nine seasons in the league and was a two-time Pro Bowl selection.  He won the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year Award in 2009.The announcement of Young’s attendance at the Rose Bowl Party of the Century continues the growing list of celebrity figures set to attend the April 18 celebration at the Stadium, including Kirk Herbstreit and the event’s Master of Ceremonies, Rich Eisen.Expected to welcome more than 1,200 guests to the famed-turf of America’s Stadium on April 18, 2020, the Rose Bowl Party of the Century will celebrate the life and moments of the venue’s global history, while generating support to protect, preserve and enhance its future as a National Historic Landmark.For more information on the Rose Bowl Party of the Century presented by Western Asset, please visit Limited tickets are still remaining.About the Rose Bowl Legacy FoundationFormed in 2010, the Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation is a 501(c)3, tax-exempt organization whose primary goal is to financially ensure the protection, preservation and enhancement of the future of the Stadium as a National Historic Landmark. The Foundation has established funding for key capital improvement initiatives, educational programming and heritage protection due to the generosity of supporters from around the world who are invested in its premier future. the Rose Bowl StadiumThe Rose Bowl Stadium is the proud home of the Tournament of Roses’ Rose Bowl Game, UCLA Bruins football, AmericaFest Fourth of July Celebration, concerts including Kenny Chesney, Coldplay, Taylor Swift and U2, international and Premier League soccer matches and the World’s Largest Flea Market.A National Historic Landmark built in 1922 and known around the world, the Rose Bowl Stadium has earned its world class reputation by hosting five NFL Super Bowl games, the 1984 Olympic Soccer matches, the 1994 Men’s World Cup, the 1999 Women’s World Cup, four BCS National College Football Championship Games and the College Football Playoff Semi-Final game. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Events Previews Vince Young Will Attend the Rose Bowl “Party of the Century” STAFF REPORT Published on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 | 11:11 amlast_img read more