IDS offers lifeline to business start-ups

first_img IAIN Duncan Smith yesterday outlined plans to give grants to unemployed people who want to set up their own businesses, in a bid to boost the number of first-time entrepreneurs.The welfare secretary said the New Enterprise Allowance (NEA) scheme would offer financial support and business mentoring to enterprising people who are unemployed.He said: “If you have been unemployed for six months and want to start your own business we want to support you. We will provide business mentoring and a financial package worth up to £2,000 to get your business up and running. We want to see 10,000 new small businesses by next year.”Members of the NEA scheme will get access to a low cost loan of up to £1,000 to help with start-up costs, as well as a grant worth up to £1,000, paid out in weekly instalments for six weeks.A network of successful local businesses will be asked to provide mentoring and support through a website, described as “online dating for entrepreneurs” by an aide to Duncan Smith.Duncan Smith made the announcement as he unveiled the “biggest reform of welfare in a generation”. A new Universal Credit will replace the myriad of benefits that are currently on offer, including housing benefit and job seekers’ allowance. Officials in the Department of Work and Pensions estimate there are 31 out-of-work benefits currently available, rising to 51 if one counts supplementary and top-up benefits.Crucially, the Universal Credit will eventually be available to people in low-paid employment as well as the unemployed, to ensure that no-one loses out when they take a job.But Duncan Smith had to make big concessions to convince the Treasury to give the green light to his reforms. The Universal Credit will now be phased in over ten years, rather than five, while there have been big cuts to the overall benefits bill, including the scrapping of child benefit for higher rate taxpayers.He also pledged a clampdown on benefit fraud would not penalise those in genuine need. He said: “I say to those… who are genuinely sick, disabled or are retired: you have nothing to fear. We will crack down on fraud and help able people off welfare. This means we will have enough resources to provide peace of mind to the very vulnerable.” Tuesday 5 October 2010 8:21 pm Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesUndo Show Comments ▼ IDS offers lifeline to business start-ups Tags: NULLcenter_img whatsapp More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com Share whatsapp KCS-content last_img read more

British economy has come a long way

first_img British economy has come a long way whatsapp IT is amazing how narrow our escape from disaster has been. Yesterday, on a day when the markets continued to worry about the Eurozone, the Office for Budget Responsibility’s long awaited forecasts were reassuringly benign. Unexciting, sure, and an exercise in sophisticated guesswork, evidently, but that was exactly what the doctor ordered. A year ago, it looked as if we would be the ones begging the IMF for money; no longer.There are, of course, real similarities between the UK and those parts of the Eurozone that are in crisis: UK?house prices will fall 3.1 per cent next year; the public sector will shed hundreds of thousands of jobs over the next few years (albeit fewer than previously expected); consumer spending will grow by less than GDP; and the budget deficit remains extremely large. But the big difference is that the UK appears on course to resolve its budget deficit and has very little chance of suffering another recession, thanks in the most part to the coalition’s policy of austerity. It is good news that the commentariat has moved away from its irrationally ultra-pessimistic phase of just a few weeks ago. At the time, most journalists (albeit not at City A.M.) were inserting the world “double-dip” in everything they wrote and the Labour Party was openly predicting the end of civilisation as a result of the coalition’s cuts. Since then, sanity has returned, partly because it is obvious that modest growth and job-creation has returned, partly because the Labour party has nothing to win from endlessly crying wolf and partly because the crisis all around us is unarguable proof that belt-tightening is not optional when budget deficits are out of control.The growth and borrowing numbers from the OBR are highly plausible. They may turn out to be a bit too high – or a bit too low – but they are a perfectly sensible guesstimate. GDP growth this year has been revised from 1.2 per cent to 1.8 per cent; having already created several hundred thousand jobs this year, the private sector is forecast to add a total of 1.5m by 2015, offsetting the 330,000 or so to be lost in the state sector. It has done the OBR’s credibility as an independent force (if not as an accurate forecaster) a world of good to have so badly under-estimated growth for this year. The big story of 2010 is how well the UK has done and how it has outperformed what many were predicting.Growth for next year is now seen at 2.1 per cent; for 2012, it is expected to come in at 2.6 per cent. All highly reasonable figures. The OBR’s verdict remains that the cyclically adjusted current budget will be in surplus in 2014-15, a year ahead of schedule. The forecast may be right – or it may turn out to spectacularly wrong in the event of a catastrophe abroad. But the fact that a relatively benign set of predictions from the UK’s new official forecaster haven’t been laughed out of town shows just how far the British economy has come over the past year. WE NEED YOUR HELPCity A.M.’s annual readership survey is upon us again. This is a vital way for us to find out what you, our readers, really want so that we can improve your paper further. So please help us. Everybody who fills in the survey will be entered into a draw to win a trip for two to a Sandals luxury resort in St Lucia – and there will also be Bollinger to be won. Please turn to p9 and www.cityamsurvey.com – many, many thanks. [email protected].com Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Share whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyHistorical GeniusHe Was The Smartest Man Who Ever Lived – But He Led A Miserable LifeHistorical GeniusWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald Monday 29 November 2010 9:01 pm Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) 2016 Abridged Report

first_imgAccess Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng)  2016 abridged results.Company ProfileAccess Bank Plc is a leading financial institution offering banking products and services for the retail, private, corporate and institutional and non-institutional sectors in Africa and Europe. The company offers solutions for corporate and investment banking, commercial banking, personal banking and business banking. In addition to transactional banking, Access Bank Plc offers cash management and treasury services, project and structured finance, supply chain and trade finance as well as insurance, brokerage services, liquidity management and debt management programmes. The company was established in 1989 and has grown its national and international footprint to approximately 300 branches. Access Bank Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Access Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

This penny stock is up 500% since January 2020. Should I buy now?

first_imgA tech solution to drug developmentE-Therapeutics is involved in the drug discovery sector of the pharmaceutical industry. Discovering and creating new medicines is a long and expensive process that carries a lot of risks. However, this software company is trying to help change that.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…It has developed a proprietary platform that incorporates big data and a suite of powerful tools driven by artificial intelligence to accelerate the drug discovery process. And while the technology only recently launched, it is already being used to investigate type-2 diabetes as well as neurodegeneration diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.Why is the penny stock on the rise?The E-Therapeutics share price started to climb in early 2020, following the release of its results for 2019. It had been a pre-revenue business for many years, and so finally, seeing some form of revenue was exciting. What’s more, overall losses for the year were cut in half, from £5.1m in 2018 to £2.9m in 2019. Combined, this appears to be the primary catalyst for the rising share price. However, I’m far more interested in another announcement made later in the year.In May, E-Therapeutics announced it had expanded its platform’s capabilities to support RNA interference (RNAi). Without going too deeply into gene science, RNAi enables the manipulation of protein behaviour within the body. RNAi-based therapies can treat a wide range of diseases such as cancer and antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections.Today the RNAi drug market is worth approximately $39bn. But current forecasts indicate it will grow by an average of 27.2% annually, reaching a market size of $131bn by 2025. Needless to say, that represents an enormous growth opportunity for this penny stock.Risks to considerAs promising as the technology may be, there are some significant risks to consider. The first being the lack of substantial revenue. In 2020, the firm only generated £0.5m, which doesn’t come close to covering the cost of operations. As such, the business is still dependent on outside funding to keep the lights on.What’s more, the company is exposed to some significant cyber-security threats. If a breach were to occur that exposed sensitive client data, E-Therapeutics’ reputation could be severely damaged, leading to a potentially significant reduction in future revenue.The bottom line: a penny stock to buy?The company’s technology is rather impressive in my eyes, especially given the growth opportunities that lie before it. However, even with its recent progress, I believe it’s too soon to invest, especially at its current share price. The market capitalisation of the stock is almost £100m, despite it only generating a tiny amount of revenue. Therefore I’m not adding E-Therapeutics to my portfolio today. Zaven Boyrazian | Tuesday, 16th March, 2021 | More on: ETX Image source: Getty Images. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. But there is another growth stock that looks far cheaper and even more promising… FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge See all posts by Zaven Boyrazian Zaven Boyrazian does not own shares in E-Therapeutics. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. The share price of E-Therapeutics (LSE:ETX) was on fire throughout all of 2020 and has continued to rise since. The penny stock was priced at 3.75p back in January last year. But today is much closer to 23p. What caused this 510% surge? And should I be adding the business to my portfolio? Let’s take a look. 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. 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Mod Cott / Mell Lawrence Architects

first_img “COPY” CopyHouses•Silver Creek Village, United States Projects Save this picture!© Mell Lawrence Architects+ 18 Share Mod Cott / Mell Lawrence Architects Classic Constructors “COPY” Architects: Mell Lawrence Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeMell Lawrence ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSilver Creek VillageHousesUnited StatesPublished on May 13, 2013Cite: “Mod Cott / Mell Lawrence Architects” 13 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – MetrisVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ EffectPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceBricksEndicottBrick Facade at the Bruce Nesbitt African American Cultural CenterBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenRailing / BalustradesSolarluxBalcony Glazing – SL 60eUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Products in Palazzo VolpiChairshorgenglarusUpholstered Chair – diva 5-154Wall / Ceiling LightsHE WilliamsLED Downlight – 4DR RoundMore 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 photographs:  Mell Lawrence Architects, Jacob TermansenPhotographs:  Courtesy of Mell Lawrence Architects, Jacob Termansen Houses Landscape: Year:  2008 Brenda Barger Landscape Designcenter_img Year:  Photographs ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/371832/mod-cott-mell-lawrence-architects Clipboard Structural Design: Area:  1400 ft² Area:  1400 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Smith Structural Engineers Contractor: 2008 Project Team:Mell Lawrence, Scott Smith, François Levy, Krista Whitson, Mark WinfordCity:Silver Creek VillageCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Mell Lawrence ArchitectsRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. A simple metal volume perched high on a bluff offers targeted views of the lake below. Predominantly oriented to the south, the house’s galvanized metal exterior is punctuated by storefront windows that frame vignette views to the south, east and west. Inside, a partition wall divides the elongated rectangular interior and supports the loft’s structure, which appears to float above the glazed joist spaces. Save this picture!© Mell Lawrence Architects Thick fir decking, sitting atop steel wide flange joists, creates both a ceiling for the private area below and the floor for the loft above. Fir boards wrap three sides of the interior as a super sized wainscoting unifying the stairway, kitchenette and powder room functions. Save this picture!© Jacob Termansen Thirteen-foot tall double doors echo the oversized wainscoting effect by further expanding the sense of scale and height in the small space. The doors open to capture the southern view, prevailing breezes, and sounds and scents of nature creating seamless indoor-outdoor connections when desired. Save this picture!Ground Floor Plan Although it is “on the grid,” its 14 photovoltaic panels collect enough energy to power its intermittent use. Rainwater collected from the roof provides all household water while the xeriscaped landscape requires no irrigation.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessVideo: One World Trade Center Tops OutArticlesHostel in Kyonan / Yasutaka Yoshimura ArchitectsSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/371832/mod-cott-mell-lawrence-architects Clipboard United States Mod Cott / Mell Lawrence ArchitectsSave this projectSaveMod Cott / Mell Lawrence Architectslast_img read more

Jewish charities face volunteer shortage

first_imgJewish charities face volunteer shortage Howard Lake | 17 April 2001 | News  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The UK’s 2,000 Jewish charities will face a volunteer shortage as the Jewish community ages, according to a survey by the Institute for Jewish Policy Research. The UK’s 2,000 Jewish charities will face a volunteer shortage as the Jewish community ages, according to a survey by the Institute for Jewish Policy Research. Read Jewish charities face ageing problems by John James at SocietyGuardian. 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.last_img read more

Legislation Introduced to Set Food Labeling Standards

first_img Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleFritz Joins AgriNovus Hoosier Ag Today Home Indiana Agriculture News Legislation Introduced to Set Food Labeling Standards SHARE Facebook Twitter Legislation Introduced to Set Food Labeling Standards Facebook Twitter Congressional legislation introduced on Wednesday aims to help consumers understand if their food is safe to eat. The legislation is known as the Food Date Labeling Act was introduced by Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Representative Chellie Pingree (D-ME). The Food Date Labeling Act proposes standardized language for retail packaging. “Best if used by” will indicate peak quality for shelf-stable foods, and “expires on” for riskier foods like raw meat, fish, and eggs. Previously, retail language wasn’t specified on a national level, leaving states to develop their own label regulations which were sometimes confusing.Some labels were meant to indicate when food could no longer be safely eaten, and some when food may experience a taste change, but was still edible. Consumer confusion led to throwing out food which may have still been safe to eat. If the bill passes, companies would have two years to comply with the requirements.Source: NAFB News Service By Hoosier Ag Today – May 23, 2016 SHARElast_img read more

A guide to on campus fun

first_imgCaleb Jakanahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caleb-jakana/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Kenny Hill disappoints in 2018 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl Caleb Jakanahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caleb-jakana/ ReddIt Dashiki shows African culture on TCU’s campus + posts Caleb Jakana The campus commons on in the afternoon. Twitter Linkedin printYou’ve just finished all of your work for the day and have some free time on your hands, but you’re not looking to leave campus. Luckily, TCU offers an array of places to pass the time and meet new people. First is the University Recreation Center, which has a multitude of activities to participate in: basketball, sand volleyball, rock climbing, racquetball, an indoor swimming pool and an outdoor swimming pool. The rec is also where students may sign up to compete in intramural sports with either a team of their own or as a solo player looking to join a team. It’s all free with a student ID and allows you to meet new people and get in shape. Outside view of the entrance to the University Recreation Center.Second is the Amon G. Carter Stadium, where you can cheer on your fellow Horned Frogs as they battle the top power houses in the country in adrenaline-pumping football games. However, you can visit the stadium more often than Saturdays. The stadium is a place where students study, work out or just admire the view from the top since it’s often left unlocked for students to enjoy throughout the week.TCU Football vs OU at Amon G. Carter Stadium on the TCU campus on Dec. 1, 2012.Third is Rees-Jones Hall. Yes, this is where students have class, but they also have an interactive globe on the second floor of the building with multiple features. It’s also a great place to people-watch since so many of the study rooms have clear windows wrapping around them. The interactive globe on the second floor of Rees-Jones Hall.Fourth is the Oscar E. Monning Meteorite Gallery in the Sid W. Richardson Building. The gallery displays a myriad of meteorites and asteroids for all students to enjoy. Some of the collection is open to a hands-on encounter. The whole collection was donated to TCU from Oscar Monning after he died in 1999. Students will likely have a class in this building at some point; while you’re exploring the galaxy, you might want to take some time to explore the classrooms, too– the lecture rooms are not in an easily predictable order!The entrance to the meteorite gallery in the Sid W. Richardson Building.If none of those adventures peaked your interest, there are many events that different organizations host on campus. Here are just some of the events that are coming up:Volleyball Night at the outdoor courts by the rec from 7 to 9:30 p.m Aug. 24.A Ben Rector concert in the Campus Commons 9:30 p.m. Aug. 25.   A screening of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tells No Tales” 10 p.m. Aug. 26 in the BLUU Auditorium. A video game tournament in the Carter Tech Center 6 p.m Aug. 29.For more events happening at TCU check out [email protected] TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Twitter Caleb Jakanahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caleb-jakana/ Caleb Jakana is a senior news and media studies major and criminology minor from Flower Mound, Texas. When he is not reporting, he is either playing basketball, watching a sporting event or just eating food. Facebook Previous articleVolleyball sweeps UTSA in first match of the seasonNext articleAlcohol and consent don’t mix Caleb Jakana RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Caleb Jakanahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caleb-jakana/ Facebook TCU revamps Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium ReddIt Class of 2017 alumnus Kenneth Ankoma-Seylast_img read more

Horned Frogs taking it one game at a time as successful season winds down

first_imgprintTCU women’s basketball is in the midst of their best season under head coach Raegan Pebley and their best since joining the Big 12 Conference in 2012.How are they dealing with that success? They take it one game and one practice at a time.“Their mindset is really thinking about what Coach is going to have us doing today and what do we need to accomplish and grow in today that’s going to help us be better,” Pebley said of her team. TCU Head Coach Raegan PebleyPhoto by Cristian ArguetaSotoThe Horned Frogs are sitting at a record of 18-9 with two games remaining, including a 9-7 mark in conference play. They have never won more than 18 games under Pebley and have never won 10 conference games in the Big 12.The highlight of their season was a seven-game conference winning streak that included two wins over ranked opponents but was followed by four straight losses.Pebley said the mid-season winning streak caused the team to look too far ahead and made them lose sight of the next game.“I think there was a little period where they got a little ahead of themselves, and they’ve really grown to understand how important it is to just lock in where you’re at and be focused on being great today,” she said.The team pulled out of the four-game skid and have won back-to-back games over Kansas State and Texas Tech, keeping their postseason hopes alive.The most recent projections for the NCAA tournament, per ESPN, have the Horned Frogs as a bubble team, currently sitting as one of the eight teams right outside of the 64 team bracket.However, if they are able to defeat No. 3 Baylor at home on Saturday, their chances of making their first NCAA tournament since 2010 increase drastically. Even if they are unable to defeat the Bears, a road win in their season finale against Oklahoma State would place them right on the bubble.If they fail to make the tournament, the Horned Frogs are a near lock for the NIT, where they haven’t been since 2016.Pebley and the players aren’t worried about any tournament projections for now, they are just worried about what’s in store for practice tomorrow.“That’s all we can ask,” Pebley said. “One game at a time.” Settlement reached between TCU, former professor in discrimination lawsuit Linkedin ReddIt Twitter Board approves tuition freeze, RRI actions but doesn’t act on eligibility issue spurred by Williams Linkedin Thousands of TCU community members receive COVID-19 vaccines as university supply increases ReddIt Chancellor talks stimulus money, COVID-19 vaccines and more at limited attendance faculty town hall Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Facebook Twitter TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Photo courtesy: GoFrogs.com Previous article‘Diversity Within Us’ aims to spark a change in campus inclusion effortsNext articleHoroscope: February 23, 2018 Benton McDonald RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Benton McDonald is a senior journalism and political science double major from Austin, Texas. He has worked for TCU360 since his freshman year and is currently the executive editor. TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Benton McDonald Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award + posts last_img read more

Prosecutor acts as both “judge and plaintiff” in TV reporter’s trial

first_img Help by sharing this information ChinaAsia – Pacific China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison ChinaAsia – Pacific News RSF_en Organisation August 10, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Prosecutor acts as both “judge and plaintiff” in TV reporter’s trial March 12, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on China to go furthercenter_img News April 27, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is alarmed by the lack of impartiality of TV reporter Li Min’s trial by the Xinghualing district people’s high court in the northern province of Shanxi, which gave her a three-year suspended jail sentence on 4 August after she pleaded guilty to receiving 37,000 yuan (3,700 euros) from a man, Wu Xiaohua, whose businessman brother’s conviction she had criticised in a report.He Shusheng, the prosecutor responsible for convicting Wu Xiaohua’s brother, is the chief prosecutor of the court that has just convicted Li Min. Aged 31, Li Min had a romantic relationship with Wu Xiaohua. Her jail sentence will be put into effect if she violates the terms of a four-year probation imposed the court.“This powerful prosecutor, He Shusheng, had himself been accused by Li Min of using his influence to convict Wu Xiaohua’s brother, businessman Wu Xiaohui, in November 2008,” Reporters Without Borders said. “He cannot be judge and plaintiff at the same time and must therefore be removed from the case.”“The doubts about the prosecutor’s impartiality are reinforced by the fact that measures were taken to prevent journalists from other provinces attending the 4 August hearing,” the press freedom organisation added.Li Min, who worked for the leading Chinese state television broadcaster, CCTV, went from Beijing with two colleagues to Shanxi to cover a dispute between Wu Xiaohui and another businessman, Hao Jianxiu. When prosecutor He Shusheng obtained Wu Xiaohui’s conviction last November, Li Min tried to accuse the prosecutor of being cahoots with Hao Jianxiu and of having financial interests in the dispute. CCTV ended up not broadcasting her report.Li Min was arrested on 12 December for allegedly taking a bribe from Wu Xiaohua to use her position as a journalist to influence the outcome of the investigation into his jailed brother. Li Min admitted to taking the money, but said it was just a gift from a man with whom she had a romantic relationship.This is not the first time that a court where He Shusheng works as prosecutor has convicted a journalist for investigating his activities. According to a report by the state news agency Xinhua, while Jiancaoping district court prosecutor in 2003, he got the court to order the publishers of the magazine Towards the WTO to pay 455,000 yuan (45,000 euros) in damages for printing a list of 150 allegedly corrupt officials the previous year. He Shusheng was on the list. Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes News June 2, 2021 Find out more News China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Receive email alertslast_img read more