Carlyle launches student housing investment push

first_img Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof whatsapp KCS-content Monday 27 September 2010 8:11 pm CARLYLE Group, the private equity firm known for its large-scale investments in the defence industry, yesterday sealed a joint venture deal with Generation Estates, kickstarting its next big push in the student accommodation sector.Carlyle, led by co-founder David Rubenstein, and Generation said they had acquired one site in Highbury and Islington and are progressing work on a further three sites in London, to build an initial portfolio worth around £350m.The private equity giant believes student housing is an attractive long-term investment proposition due to excess demand and a shortfall of supply, particularly in London. There are currently over 260,000 full time students in the capital, yet purpose-built accommodation can only cater for around 16 per cent of them.The excess demand has led to long-term average rental growth of around seven per cent – a figure which grew to 10 per cent in 2009, Carlyle said.The firm expects the number of post-graduate and overseas students – a group which tends to favour secure purpose-built accommodation – to grow by around 15 per cent over the next couple of years. But it said current supply will struggle to keep up, with only 4,000 new beds due for delivery between 2010 and 2012. Share Carlyle launches student housing investment push Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

German betting licensees ordered to cut online casino ties

first_img Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Sports betting Poker Casino & games Email Address Regions: Europe Central and Eastern Europe Germany AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 30th July 2019 | By contenteditor Operators looking to secure a sports betting licence for the federal German market must commit to cease offering all illegal forms of gambling, such as online casino, according to a new directive from the body responsible for processing applications. Operators looking to secure a sports betting licence for the federal German market must commit to cease offering all illegal forms of gambling, such as online casino, according to a new directive from the body responsible for processing applications.The Regional Council of Darmstadt, representing the state of Hesse, has ordered all licensees to agree that not to offer unregulated forms of gambling, either directly or through an affiliated business, upon receipt of a sports betting licence.This commitment is one of a range of pieces of information applicants will be required to provide as part of their submission, alongside financial information and evidence of licences in other jurisdictions.With only sports betting currently permitted in the market, this would mean any operator active in other verticals would have to withdraw these services before they could begin operating in Germany’s regulated market.The Council also confirmed that the licensing process will start from 2020, with any applications filed before this date treated as having been submitted on 2 January, 2020, the first working day of the year.Ahead of the process launching, an informational event will be held for prospective licensees, allowing them to ask questions of the authority regarding minimum requirements for securing a licence. Registration for the event will close on 2 August.This progress comes despite the European Commission’s standstill period, in which European Union member states can review the legislation, being extended to 27 August, after Malta issued a detailed opinion on the proposed regulations. The content of Malta’s submission has not yet been released, though automatically triggers a one-month extension to the standstill, with Germany now required to address any concerns raised.In a submission to the EC, the German Online Casino Association (DOCV) criticised the legislation for offering no improvement in consumer protection, legal certainty and state control as a result of the continued prohibition on online casino games. It would lobby for a more liberal regulatory model to be introduced when the State Treaty expired on 30 June, 2021, the association said.“Channeling the existing demand for online gambling offerings by creating a modern legal system  would on one hand create legal certainty, improve the range of products on offer, remove barriers to market entry and bring black market operators into the regulated sector,” DOCV president Dr Dirk Querman said.“On the other, it would allow for efficient regulatory action against non-compliant and unlawful operators.”While state Minister-Presidents have signed the Treaty, it must still be ratified by Germany’s 16 member states before it can come into law, which must happen by 31 December, 2019.The legislation limits the market in 15 states to sports betting, with a €1,000 monthly spending limit in place for all customers and licensees subject to a 5% turnover tax. However Schleswig-Holstein will be permitted to maintain its liberalised regulatory model, with no restrictions on product and a 20% gross revenue tax.Both regulations expire from 30 June, 2021, by which time lawmakers across Germany aim to reach a consensus on new federal regulations.While this seems increasingly likely to result in online casino and poker being legalised, efforts to enforce the current prohibition have recently been stepped up. The state of Niedersachsen, which is responsible for enforcement, has begun issuing blocking orders to payment processors found to be powering transactions to online casino sites. Tags: Card Rooms and Poker Mobile Online Gambling Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter German betting licensees ordered to cut online casino tieslast_img read more

Is Barratt Developments set to benefit from a housing sector turnaround?

first_imgIs Barratt Developments set to benefit from a housing sector turnaround? 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. For some time now the UK housing market has been subdued. Even in the most popular parts of London, prices have been fairly stagnant. Add to this the uncertainty surrounding Brexit that has plagued political life and the markets alike, and the past few years have not really been good ones for property developer share prices.Things may be about to change however. Earlier this month Barratt Developments (LSE: BDEV), the UK’s biggest housebuilder, posted some good first-half results and announced an additional £175m investor payout to come this year.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…Paying dividendsThe £175m payment by Barratt comes on top of the company’s ordinary dividend payout, which at the current price yields about 3.4%, and also comes in addition to an already-announced £175 payout due in November. Shareholders are understandably pleased.Barratt did warn that any optimism surrounding its own business and the housing market generally in the medium term would be dependent on the post-Brexit transition, but still gave all indications of feeling positive.CEO David Thomas Barratt said the company weathered the uncertainty before December’s election very well, adding: “What we have definitely seen in January is more customer interest, more web inquiries, more customer footfall”. This is good news of course, but notably, a little short on actual numbers.Looking at the numbers we do have, for the first half, Barratt saw pre-tax profits climbing 3.7% while revenues grew 6%. Completions for the six months were at a 12-year high of 8,314, up 9% from the same period last year.Inside salesBarratt’s share price has, of course, been benefiting, up almost 20% since the start of the year, and almost 50% over the past six months. Some news garnering headlines has been that Chief Operating Officer Steven Boyes recently sold about 435,000 shares after the strong results.Naturally some are worried that an insider selling shares means he is taking profit before things go south, but I think this is highly unlikely.The company said the sale was made purely for normal financial housekeeping on Mr Boyes’ part, and though to the average investor, this may seem strange, at his level, portfolio balancing on such a large scale is perfectly normal. If you have to sell some shares, you may as well sell them while they are up.At the top or just starting?But one concern I have with companies like Barratt and sector peer Taylor Wimpey at the moment is that I cannot decide if these recent gains are part of a long-term, or at least mid-term, trend back to a growing housing market, or if they are simply a recovery from pressures suffered because of Brexit that are not supported by market fundamentals.I suspect the fundamentals are there, but I am not 100% certain. Interest rates are still low and the country is still short on housing. I do think house prices have probably been overinflated for some years, particularly in London, though as with all bubbles, people will disagree with this right until the point it bursts.I feel the recent subdued market has probably helped calm this down, which is fundamentally a good thing. It does mean, however, that the gains made by Barratt recently may not be quite as sustainable after the initial boost of Brexit fades. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Karl Loomes | Monday, 24th February, 2020 | More on: BDEV center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Karl has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. Image source: Getty Images. Enter Your Email Address 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. See all posts by Karl Loomeslast_img read more

K-Villa+ / Space + Architecture

first_img Photographs Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeSpace+ ArchitectureOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookCần ThơVietnamPublished on June 10, 2020Cite: “K-Villa+ / Space + Architecture” 09 Jun 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save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 K-Villa+ / Space + Architecture K-Villa+ / Space + ArchitectureSave this projectSaveK-Villa+ / Space + Architecture Save this picture!© TOMQAST+ 46Curated by Hana Abdel Share Photographs:  TOMQAST Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year:  “COPY” Architects: Space+ Architecture Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img CopyHouses•Cần Thơ, Vietnam Houses 2020 Area:  1800 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Vietnam “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Manufacturers: AutoDesk, IGS Windows, TrimbleArchitect In Charge:Tran Cong DanhDesign Team:Tran Thao Xuan Phuong, Vo Bich HuyenEngineering:Tran Cong ToaiLandscape:Tran Thi Huong, Van Cong Vuong, Duong Minh TrungConsultants:GreenvietCity:Cần ThơCountry:VietnamMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© TOMQASTRecommended ProductsWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyPorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – BackWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXText description provided by the architects. Located in Can Tho city, Vietnam nearby the tranquil Mekong river, K-Villa+ is designed with the modern style, adapted to Lotus Home Standard for Green Building (certified by Vietnam Green Building Council),maximizing the open space to gain the harmony with nature, enhancing the bio-climatic comfort and the healthy, respecting the environment and participating in contributes to the development of sustainable architecture in Vietnam. Sustainable architecture. With a lower building density less than 15%, the effort of prioritizing for green space, water surface, rainwater-absorbing surface, green roof, … has reduced the urban heat island effect.Save this picture!© TOMQASTSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© TOMQASTThe garden has been created by local trees: mango, palm, bougainvillea, plumeria…, an ecological fish pond with aquatic plants as lotus, water lily, … Grasscrete block, local plant and tree, ecological pond helps to absorb rainwater. In the future, the owner can use the filter system to reuse rainwater into a source of pure drinking water. With the natural circulating air of the typical monsoon, K-Villa+ has been designed with open spaces, breeze block walls, appropriate layout of doors and windows in order to gain the convectional air flow and bring the natural cool air to inside the house.Save this picture!© TOMQASTWith full of light source from the tropical sun, the architect has brought the natural light system solution to the project: indoor garden, skylight, larger windows… in order to use mostly natural light for daytime and members of family could easily see each other and enjoy the beauty of garden surrounding. The project has used eco-friendly materials as un-baked brick for wall partition, weather steel for fence and double-skin facade. Natural wood from the certified sustainable sources is used for floor and furniture. The combined use applied from natural ventilation and lighting, green roof, double skin façade, low-E glasses, … has allowed the house to maintain the effective and economic purpose of artificial power’s use.Save this picture!© TOMQASTA 50m long road has been made to create a connection for local people to access the green park near by and could be used for other community activities. Interior – Landscape Design. The house is divided clearly in calm and activity areas. The master bedroom is located in a quiet area but still has all the best views of the garden around the house. On the first floor, other bedrooms are around a small and calm garden. This garden is also a space to relax and bring more natural light and ventilation into these rooms.Save this picture!© TOMQASTSave this picture!Section 01Save this picture!© TOMQASTThe living room, dining room and kitchen are luxuriously designed. Each bedroom has an elegant modern design expressing the personality of the user. Inside all rooms, there is always natural light and beautiful views to the garden. The spiral staircase is an artistic highlight for the heart of the building. It is also a skylight to gain the natural light and air circulation for the building.  Top floor is for relaxing with sauna facilities at the midst of nature. By using breeze blocks, the privacy has secured and the natural ventilation is gained.Save this picture!© TOMQASTProject gallerySee allShow lessDadad Market / Bangkok Tokyo Architecture + OPHSelected ProjectsThe HOME Competition 2020Ideas Share ArchDailylast_img read more

Red House / Biuro Toprojekt

first_imgArchDaily Projects “COPY” Save this picture!© Juliusz Sokołowski+ 31Curated by María Francisca González Share Photographs:  Juliusz Sokołowski Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Red House / Biuro ToprojektSave this projectSaveRed House / Biuro Toprojekt Structure:Izabela Groborz-MusikCity:RudyCountry:PolandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Juliusz SokołowskiRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – Facade’Red House’ is situated in a Cistercian landscape of Rudy Wielkie, a vast area in Upper Silesia of Poland. The walls of the building were made out of hand-sorted waste bricks from nearby brickworks making it a perfect fit for the vicinity of Rudy where one can find a number of brick buildings built in a masterly way.Save this picture!© Juliusz SokołowskiSave this picture!© Juliusz SokołowskiThe foundation was created as a result of the already active forestry and fishing economic activity of the Order, which has been running since the 13th century. Compliant with the Cistercian rule, based on the principles of ecology and respect for nature, construction was based on easily accessible local materials – wood and bricks. The building is located on the edge of a vast forest glade, in the corner of the area designated for the new single-family development. A variation of cross-linking was used, in which two bricks next to each other with heads on top of each other are pushed out on one side and pressed on the other side in relation to the face of the wall. This simple treatment significantly enriched the work of chiaroscuro on the façade. By completely removing the same pair of bricks, an openwork wall was created, concealing the window openings that could break the clean structure of the façade.Save this picture!© Juliusz SokołowskiSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Juliusz SokołowskiAt night, when the chiaroscuro does not work, the first plan is made up of glowing drops of openwork. The building grows out of the ground and is not to be separated from it by any band. In the process of patinating the ceramic material, the line of contact with the ground should become more and more blurred, and the colors of the roof and wall surface should be joined together. The green roof, over time, will have a plant cover and colors will start to harmonize making the house and the natural surrounding as one.Save this picture!© Juliusz SokołowskiProject gallerySee allShow lessJOYS Space / OnexnSelected ProjectsIn.X-Hale Residence / architecture.SEEDSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Biuro Toprojekt Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeBiuro ToprojektOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRudyIcebergOn InstagramBrick HousesPolandPublished on August 13, 2020Cite: “Red House / Biuro Toprojekt” 12 Aug 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?红砖房,砖块演绎的变奏乐章 / Biuro Toprojekt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 Manufacturers: Aluprof, ROCKWOOL, Selt, VANDERSANDEN, Xella, Heritage Ceramics Houses Year:  Poland “COPY” Area:  364 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Lead Architects: Photographs 2017 Red House / Biuro Toprojekt ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses•Rudy, Poland Marek Wawrzyniak, Karol Wawrzyniaklast_img read more

The arbitration Supreme court confirms TV6 compulsory liquidation

first_imgNews BelarusEurope – Central Asia May 27, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information In a letter addressing Vladimir Putin, president of the Russian Federation, Reporters sans Frontières (RSF Reporters without Borders) has denounced on January 11, the arbitration Supreme Court of Moscow upholding the compulsory liquidation of TV6, the last independent television channel covering the national territory of Russia”. Vladimir Putin has achieved his aim : within a year, all nationally broadcast independent media have, either been submitted to State control, or been shut down  by powerful State companies acting on behalf of the authorities”, declared Robert Ménard, General Secretary of the Organisation. “The president deliberate policy of submitting and taking over the last democratic strongholds, including justice, sends Russia back to its painful totalitarian past”, Robert Ménard added. RSF_en May 28, 2021 Find out more January 11, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 The arbitration Supreme court confirms TV6 compulsory liquidation BelarusEurope – Central Asia Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out morecenter_img RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” News “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says Follow the news on Belarus Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown to go further According to the information gathered by RSF, Moscow arbitrary Supreme Court, Russia’s highest legal authority, has upheld, on January 11, 2002, the compulsory liquidation of TV6, the last independent television channel covering the national territory. At the end of December, a federal court had handed down the decision of November 26, 2001 requiring TV6 compulsory liquidation, but that conviction had been appealed before the Supreme court on January 4th 2002 by arbitrary Supreme Court Vice-President Edouard Renov. The channel’s attorneys should soon take the case to the European Court of Human Rights. Receive email alerts News RSF reminds that the complaint aiming at shutting down the television channel TV6 on the charge of “mismanagement” had been lodged in September 2001 by State Petroleum Company Loukoïl-Garant, TV6 shareholder up to 15% via a pension fund. The channel TV6, of which Boris Berezovski is the main shareholder, had welcomed in May 2001 journalists from the opposition channel NTV together with some of their programs.  These latter had been evicted themselves from their media by giant gas producer Gazprom, in the spring of 2001. Since their arrival some programs have had a very large audience share. The channel, which also attracted many advertisers, had been very critical toward the power. last_img read more

RSF relieved by Japanese reporter’s release after three years as hostage in Syria

first_img October 24, 2018 RSF relieved by Japanese reporter’s release after three years as hostage in Syria SyriaJapanMiddle East – North Africa Asia – Pacific Protecting journalists Armed conflictsDisappearancesJihadismHostages WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Yasuda’s release, which apparently took place on 19 October, was announced yesterday by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet. Yasuda is now reportedly in the Turkish city of Antakya, where the Turkish authorities are looking after him pending his return to Japan.“We are relieved by Jumpei Yasuda’s release after a tough ordeal lasting more than three years and we thank the authorities involved in the negotiations, in particular, those of Japan, Turkey and Qatar,” RSF director-general Christophe Deloire said. “Syria continues to be a high-risk area and all parties to the conflict have a duty to allow journalists to exercise their freedom to inform in all circumstances including in war time.”Yasuda began covering the Middle East in 2003 and was kidnapped for the first time in Iraq in 2004, when he was held hostage for three days. An armed Islamist group kidnapped him in Syria in June 2015, when he was investigating fellow Japanese journalist Kenji Goto’s murder by Islamic State.Several videos had been released in recent months showing Yasuda in apparently poor health, prompting concern about his survival.RSF’s tally of the number of foreign journalists held hostage in Syria at the end of 2017 was seven, including Yasuda. RSF has no news about the other six, some of whom have been held since 2012. No recent proof of life has been made public. According to RSF’s tally, more than 20 Syrian journalists could also be held hostage in Syria, although there is no information about their fate.Syria is ranked 177th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. Help by sharing this information June 9, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Middle East – North Africa June 8, 2021 Find out more SyriaJapanMiddle East – North Africa Asia – Pacific Protecting journalists Armed conflictsDisappearancesJihadismHostages to go further News RSF_en Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 News Organisation RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is relieved to learn that Japanese freelance journalist Jumpei Yasuda has been released after being held hostage by an armed group in Syria for more than three years. News Receive email alerts June 3, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

BYU Football To Add Texas-San Antonio To 2020 Schedule

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-Thursday, BYU football obtained a new opponent for the 2020 season in the Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners.This is per a report from Stadium Network college football insider Brett McMurphy.UTSA adds nonconference game at BYU on Oct. 10, sources told @Stadium— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) August 20, 2020This comes on the heels of a Wednesday announcement that BYU received a game at Provo against Texas State for the 2020 season.It is believed the game against the Bobcats would occur in October.The Cougars have never met either the Roadrunners or Bobcats on the gridiron.Should the respective games against the Roadrunners and Bobcats hold up, this would give BYU seven games on the schedule: Navy, Army, Troy, Houston, Texas State, Texas-San Antonio and NCAA FCS opponent North Alabama. Tags: BYU Football/Texas-San Antonio Football August 20, 2020 /Sports News – Local BYU Football To Add Texas-San Antonio To 2020 Schedule Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more

Most of Indiana in Stage 3 of Back On Track plan

first_img Twitter Google+ Google+ Most of Indiana in Stage 3 of Back On Track plan Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter By Jon Zimney – May 20, 2020 2 1311 CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Facebook Facebook Pinterest (Photo supplied/State Of Indiana) Governor Eric Holcomb announced that because health indicators remain positive, most of the state will advance to stage 3 of the Back On Track Indiana plan on Friday, May 22.Indiana Back On Track has five stages. For Cass, Lake and Marion counties – which started Stage 2 after other counties, stage 3 may begin on June 1. Local governments may impose more restrictive guidelines.“We continue to remain vigilant about protecting Hoosiers’ health while taking responsible steps to further open our state’s economy,” Gov. Holcomb said. “Moving to stage 3 is possible because Hoosiers across the state have worked together and made sacrifices to slow the spread.”Gov. Holcomb has used data to drive decisions since the state’s first case of the novel coronavirus in early March and he will continue to do so as the state contemplates a sector-by-sector reset. The state will move to reopen while continuing to monitor and respond to these four guiding principles:–          The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients statewide has decreased for 14 days–          The state retains its surge capacity for critical care beds and ventilators–          The state retains its ability to test all Hoosiers who are COVID-19 symptomatic as well as health care workers, first responders, and frontline employees–          Health officials have systems in place to contact all individuals who test positive for COVID-19 and expand contact tracingAs the state lifts restrictions and more people return to work, visit a store or restaurant, and participate in more activities, the number of COVID-19 cases will increase. If these principles cannot be met, all or portions of the state may need to pause on moving forward or may need to return to an earlier phase of the governor’s stay-at-home order.In Stage 3, Hoosiers 65 and over and those with high-risk health conditions – who are the most vulnerable to the coronavirus – should remain at home as much as possible. Face coverings in public places are recommended. Hoosiers who can work from home are encouraged to continue to do so.Social gatherings of up to 100 people will be permitted following the CDC’s social distancing guidelines.Retail and commercial businesses may open at 75% capacity. Shopping malls can open at 75% capacity with indoor common areas restricted to 50% capacity.Gyms, fitness centers, yoga studios, martial arts studios, and similar facilities may open with restrictions. Class sizes should be limited. Equipment must be spaced to accommodate social distancing and cleaned after each use. No contact activities are permitted.Community pools may open according to CDC guidance. Community tennis and basketball courts, soccer and baseball fields, YMCA programs, and similar facilities may open with social gathering and social distancing guidelines in place.Community recreational youth and adult sports leagues may resume practices and conditioning while adhering to social gathering and social distancing guidelines. Contact sports, such as lacrosse and football, are prohibited, but conditioning and non-contact drills may take place.Youth summer day camps may open on June 1.Raceways may open with restrictions and no spectators.Campgrounds may open restrictions, including social distancing and sanitation precautions. State park inns will reopen.Restaurants and bars with restaurant services may continue to operate at 50% capacity, but bar seating must remain closed. Personal services such as hair salons, barber shops, nail salons, spas and tattoo parlors may continue to be open by appointment only and must follow social distancing guidelines.Movie theaters and playgrounds, which had been projected to open in stage 3, will remain closed. Movie theaters are now projected to open along with other entertainment facilities and venues during stage 4. Playgrounds are to be determined.If health indicators remain positive, the state will move to stage 4 in mid-June. To learn more about the different stages and the associated dates to get a better understanding about where we’re going as a state, click here to see the full plan: Governor has signed an executive order implementing stage 3 of the Back on Track Indiana roadmap. The executive order can be found here: Critical Industries Hotline continues to be available from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday to respond to business and industry questions about whether a business is considered essential. 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Belles create holiday cheer

first_imgStudents and faculty will be able to celebrate Christmas with members of the South Bend community through crafts, food and movies at Saint Mary’s Winter Wonderland on Dec. 1. Senior Megan Woodring, co-chair of the Traditional Board within the Student Activities Board (SAB), said Winter Wonderland is an opportunity to combine service and celebration “Winter Wonderland is a really good reminder of what the holiday season is all about, which is giving back and giving to others,” Woodring said. The Traditional Board and Co-Campus, a group with representatives from other area universities, have worked together to plan holiday activities for the event, SAB president senior Liz Kraig said. “There will be crafts, like making Christmas trees out of cones and making snow out of cotton balls,” Kraig said. “People can also take pictures with Santa or decorate their own cookies. I think we’ll also be showing Christmas movies in Vander Vennet, but most of the events will be held in the Student Center so the people can participate in as much as they want.” Woodring said she believes Santa Claus will be a big draw this year. “Talking with Santa will probably be the most popular activity. The kids get really excited,” Woodring said. “We have our event really early in December and for most of them, it’s the first time they get to see Santa during the holiday season, so it gets them excited for the rest of the season.” Senior Elizabeth Robbins, co-chair of the Traditional Board, said the biggest difference between this year’s event and last year’s Winter Wonderland is the involvement of Co-Campus. Kraig said the partnership with Co-Campus enables more students to get involved with Winter Wonderland. “Last year, there were a bunch of activities around South Bend for the families in the community that we didn’t really get involved with,” Kraig said. “This year, students can directly be involved with the community and get into the spirit.” Robbins said she expects about 150 families to participate in this year’s Winter Wonderland, which is double the amount of families that attended last year. So far, 15 organizations on campus have signed up to help with the event, including Education Club, Rotaract and Bellacapella. Woodring said the organizers of Winter Wonderland hope to publicize the event by sending flyers to local community groups. “We’re going to have flyers distributed to the Robinson Community [Learning] Center, the Center for the Homeless and the South Bend schools,” Woodring said. “Also, we’ll be sending emails out to the faculty and staff here because this is also an event for them and their families.” To volunteer for Winter Wonderland contact participating organizations. The event will take place Dec. 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Student Center.last_img read more