first_imgLinkedin Hank Kilgorehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hank-kilgore/ Facebook ReddIt Students say they are “excited to finally have a place to come together.” ReddIt printAfter months of preparation, the TCU Catholic community has a place to call home.The TCU Catholic Newman Center was officially opened Wednesday afternoon with a dedication and blessing service attended by students, faculty, local priests, and Bishop Michael F. Olson.Bishop Michael F. Olson attended the opening of the Newman Center in order to bless the building.Tom Centarri, the Catholic community’s campus minister, said the Newman Center is an open place for any student to pray, study, or hang out with their friends.“I think the more people we’re able to share here with, it will have a much bigger impact,” Centarri said.Students and members of the Catholic community are excited to have a center so close to campus.“It’s a wonderful place to be grounded spiritually and now physically,” said Brad Horn, a student board representative.Students and community members enjoyed a reception after the dedication and blessing.“It’s gonna be a great place for all of us to come together and grow in faith,” said Michael Arterburn, a junior political science major.Maggie Kleiser, a junior psychology major, said the Newman Center will be help bring students of all faiths together.“It’ll really help expand the Catholic community’s presence on campus,” Kleiser said. “It’s going to help students who are struggling in their faith and encourage them to come and grow.”The Newman Center offers a place for community members to celebrate Mass.Rev. James Wilcox has been trying to get a Newman Center since he first came to TCU.“People have been really excited to be here and use the center,” he said. “People are excited to see the impact it will have on students.”The Newman Center is located on 2704 West Berry St. next to Kubes Jewelers. Hank Kilgorehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hank-kilgore/ Hank Kilgore Hank Kilgore is a senior Journalism major and FTDM minor from Lafayette, Louisiana. He is currently Editor of The Skiff and the Student Life and Entertainment Managing Editor for TCU 360. You can often find him anywhere a superhero movie is being played. Hank Kilgorehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hank-kilgore/ Website| + posts TCU VGP (Ep. 18 – The Cost of Gaming, State of DLC and more) TCU VGP (Ep. 19 – Xbox Game Pass, Horizon Impressions and more) TCU Sizzle Reel (Ep. 16 – Legion, Stranger Things 2 and more) TCU VGP (Ep. 17 – Valentine’s Updates, Overwatch and more) Twitter Hank Kilgorehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hank-kilgore/ Twitter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Facebook Previous articleTCU police chief speaks on safety tipsNext articleRemembering the Battle of the Bulge: Live Stream Hank Kilgore RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

first_imgThe UK housing market is dividing even harder along regional lines with sales activity and house price rises still healthy and even improving outside London and the Home Counties but continuing to struggle within them, says RICS.Its market snapshot for August reveals a ‘downbeat’ but stabilising property market in London, continuing problems in the South East and East Anglia but rising prices and activity in Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Midlands, Yorkshire and Humberside.In Northern Ireland 48% more RICS estate agents said the number of homes being sold had risen during August and in Scotland 36% more agents reported increased sales too.But across the UK the number of estate agents reporting a fall in sales volumes increased by 10%, the most negative reading in five months, says RICS.It says the main reasons for low level of activity in the market include Brexit uncertainty, the historically low levels of stock held by estate agents and the recent interest rise decision by the Bank of England, which has reduced buyer appetite.Some 15% of agents told RICS they saw fewer new instructions during August.“It is clearly very difficult to talk about the housing market at the moment without being acutely aware of the marked differences in trends across the UK,” says Simon Rubinsohn, RICS Chief Economist (left).“As the latest RICS results highlights, in many parts of the country the housing market actually remains quite firm.“While a combination of a lack of stock and some level of uncertainty, both relating to the interest rate outlook and Brexit, has had an impact on activity, the overall picture in these areas is still encouraging.”Russell Quirk, CEO of eMoov, says: Sales are stabilising in the capital and when this translates to positive price movement, London will reclaim its crown as the UK’s price growth front runner. In the meantime, both sales and price growth remain very strong in other regions and these areas will continue to carry their weaker counterparts as we approach the finish line for 2018.  Download RICS report   RICS Simon Rubinsohn Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors estate agents September 13, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Housing Market » London sales slump stabilises as housing market booms in the north previous nextHousing MarketLondon sales slump stabilises as housing market booms in the northLatest RICS reveals a UK housing market divided starkly along regional lines as London and the SE continues to be ‘downbeat’.Nigel Lewis13th September 201802,237 Viewslast_img read more

first_imgHOBOKEN – Mayor Ravi Bhalla has vetoed an ordinance for a referendum that might have reinstated municipal run-off elections.The City Council adopted the ordinance in a 7-2 vote to place a referendum on this November’s ballot to allow voters to decide whether to reinstate runoff elections for mayor and council. Council members Emily Jabbour and Jim Doyle voted no.The city did away with runoff elections in 2012. Before that, if no candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote in an election, the top two vote-getters would participate in a runoff.This past November, six candidates ran for the office of mayor. Bhalla won with just over 32 percent of the vote.In a press release, Bhalla cited reduced voter participation and illegal vote buying as reasons why he vetoed the ordinance.“Presumably, the objective of this legislation is to ensure that any successful candidate for office obtain at least 50 percent of the vote,” said Bhalla. “While this is a worthwhile objective, it needs to be considered together with other important objectives, such as maximizing voter participation and minimizing the likelihood of election results being influenced by improper conduct. The evidence is clear that there is a dramatic reduction in voter turnout associated with December runoff elections, as we saw most recently during four Jersey City runoffs in 2017, which experienced voter turnout reductions ranging from 33.6 percent to 45.4 percent.”“The open secret known by every single member of the City Council and alluded to in multiple local news reports is that there is massive vote-buying that occurs in our elections,” added Bhalla. “Reducing voter turnout through runoffs in December will amplify the power of those vote-buying operations, making our elections less democratic. Therefore, the approach taken by the City Council in achieving this objective is highly misguided and amounts to poor public policy that I cannot support. A far better approach, which I fully support, is to move to instant runoff (also known as ranked choice) voting which is commonplace around the country.” With “instant runoffs,” instead of voting for a single candidate, voters rank the candidates in order of preference. If a candidate has more than half of the vote based on first choices, that candidate wins. If no candidate has more than half of those votes, then the candidate with the fewest first choices is eliminated. The voters who selected the defeated candidate as a first choice will then have their votes for their second choice added to the totals. This process continues until a candidate has more than half of the votes, or only two candidates remain.Councilman Michael DeFusco, an unsuccessful mayoral candidate who sponsored the ordinance, stated “It is disappointing to see Mayor Bhalla not just deny Hoboken residents the opportunity to have their voices heard in a public referendum on our voting rights, but to also see him spread misinformation and half-truths while doing so. The ordinance he vetoed was passed overwhelmingly by the City Council and it would simply allow our community to collectively decide whether or not to re-institute runoff elections. This issue should be decided by the people, not by entrenched, establishment politicians like Mayor Bhalla who benefit from a flawed current system.”“The mayor cites reduced voter turnout in a recent Jersey City runoff, but he fails to mention that the last time Hoboken held a runoff election for Mayor in 2009 turnout actually increased from the initial election,” said DeFusco. “Meanwhile, he suggests that he supports an instant runoff system that, while certainly worth exploring, is currently not allowable by state law. All of this is meant to distract from the fact that Mayor Bhalla is concerned that re-instituting runoff elections would hurt his chances of re-election as he has not demonstrated the ability to secure majority support or to work collaboratively with his fellow elected officials. This is a deeply cynical ploy that puts politics over our city’s values of transparency and openness, and I will be working with my council colleagues to determine what steps can be taken to ensure that Hoboken residents’ voices are ultimately heard on this important issue.”The full veto statement is available at: http://www.hobokennj.gov/docs/mayor/Ordinance-B3-Veto.pdf.last_img read more

first_imgR&B soul-sensation Childish Gambino is making a quick rise in 2016. While more formally known as Donald Glover, the actor/writer/comedian/musician started as a writer for 30 Rock at the age of 23, rose to fame in Community and as the creator and star in FX’s Atlanta, and is currently cast as Lando Calrissian in Disney’s upcoming Han SoloStar Wars. But perhaps the most interesting part about this multi-talented artist is the musical masterpiece he released earlier this month, Awaken, My Love!, which explores the future dimensions of funk, rock, and soul.The new album has received a great amount of attention with various degrees of opinion. While an excellent listen from beginning to end, the music has been compared to Funkadelic‘s Maggot Brain for its similarities in psychedelic rock and groove-oriented funk.George Clinton had positive words to say about the new album in an interview with Hip Hop DX, explaining “I just heard it [Awaken, My Love] one time and I like the songs… I’m aware of his music and know he’s into P-Funk so I know it’s going to be some good music. I haven’t had a chance to get all the way into it. When I did hear it, it sounded like a cross between P-Funk and Prince influence. I’m proud that he’s into the funk and glad him and others are bringing some new funk back.” If you haven’t already, give the record a listen for yourself:Clinton is currently collaborating with Flying Lotus for a new project and movie, and is also working on an upcoming Parliament album called Medicaid Fraud Dog. The new album features Bilal, Thundercat and frequent collaborator Junie Morrison, and is reportedly half way done.In the same interview, Clinton explains of the new album, “It’s about all of the insurance get-over in the medicine field… The bullshit medicine, drugs and legal in some state drugs. The whole medical/pharmaceutical situation and the way people react to it.”Clinton is hitting the road for his Mardi Gras Madness Tour starting in February.Thurs, Feb 16, Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AEFri, Feb 17, Morgantown, WV – Mainstage MorgantownSat, Feb 18, Columbus, OH – Express Live!Thurs, Feb 23, Washington, DC – Howard TheaterFri, Feb 24, Leesburg, VA – Tally Ho TheaterSat, Feb 25, Boston, MA – House of BluesTues, Feb 28, New York, NY – B.B. King Blues ClubThurs, Mar 2, Atlanta, GA – Buckhead TheatreFri, Mar 3, Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of BluesSat, Mar 4, Okeechobee, FL – Okeechobee Festivallast_img read more

first_imgAs part of the second edition of the project “Meet your country”, the Association of Croatian Tourist Guides and Partners on the occasion of the Day of International Recognition of Croatia,  on January 13, 2019 (Sunday) beginning at 12:00 p.m. to organize free guided tours in all cities where tourist guide associations operate – members of ZDTVH. “We wanted to emphasize the importance of protected sites for the representation of the country and the Ordinance on the list of protected sites (which is still being drafted), which is the only place where our country will be represented only by tourist guides who have been educated in Croatia. ” Kristina Niuć Prka, president of the Association of Croatian Tourist Guide Associations, points out and added that 58 cities joined the initiative this year. Why have other cities, ie tourist boards, not joined the whole initiative so far? By the way, in Croatia we have a total of 555 local self-government units, 428 municipalities and 127 cities. The guides are intended for the local population to get to know their city and become ambassadors of Croatian tourism, but of course to all other visitors and tourists. List of cities and municipalities where free guided tours are organized: Trogir, Split, Solin, Klis, Sinj, Trilj, Dubrovnik, Korcula, Sibenik, Drnis, Zadar, Rab, Opatija, Vepribac, Lovran, Rijeka, Krk, Vrbnik, Trsat, Labin, Rovinj, Pula, Vodnjan, Pazin, Buje, Porec, Karlovac, Zagreb, Varazdin, Slavonski Brod, Lipik, Osijek, Vukovar, Vinkovci, Otocac, Plitvice, Djakovo, Buzet, Roc, Hum, Motovun, Viskovo, Imotski, Cres, Novalja, Krapisnke Toplice, Jastrebarsko, Pag, Bakar, Daruvar, Hrvatska Kostajnica, Nin, Kastav, Sisak. Do we want tourism development or not? Obviously some don’t want to and don’t care. So don’t be surprised afterwards if things stand still. It’s up to the people. In conclusion, this is an extremely important topic, getting to know your city and turning citizens into ambassadors of Croatian tourism. Why other cities, ie tourist boards, have not joined the whole initiative so far, even though it is their “obligation” precisely because of their primary activity and the importance of the topic, and it costs nothing but good will, is a question that all tourism entrepreneurs must ask themselves. of every city. Photo: Tris.com.hr A great tourist story and a very important segment in the mosaic of our tourism that we have absolutely neglected. The city is the people, so the local people are tourism and the best ambassadors of Croatian tourism. The locals give rhythm and pulse to the destination, and guests want to get to know us and our culture of living, customs, our stories… because that is the very essence of tourism. Cover photo: Dubrovnik Tourist Guides Associationlast_img read more