Covid-19 pushes down gaming machine profits in NSW

first_imgThis followed requests from both machine supplier Aristocrat and the Gaming Technologies Association to support customers affected by Covid-19, with the temporary financial arrangements available to hotels and clubs placing new orders up to 30 September this year. Finance Regions: Oceania Australia Some 67,982 gaming machines were operational during the six-month period, down slightly from 68,808 on last year, while the number of premises running machines edged down from 1,085 to 1,059. Covid-19 pushes down gaming machine profits in NSW AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Other support for gaming venues included an extension of all existing approved payment terms by a further 90 days, as well as a six-month extension to existing approved payment plans contracted over 12 months, two years or three years. Last year, gaming machine tax from clubs amounted to $382.5m, while hotels paid a total of $421.0m. 1st October 2020 | By Aaron Noy Topics: Casino & games Finance Land-based casino Reports from the ILGA are split between the performance of gaming machines in hotels and clubs in the Australian state, over separate six-month periods. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter In response to the restrictions, the New South Wales government in July said it would allow for a deferral of tax payments for the last instalment period. As such, tax figures for the reporting periods are yet to be published.  Email Address Net profit gaming machines in clubs during the six months from 1 December 2019 to 31 May 2020 amounted to AU$1.21bn (£677.2m/€740.4m/US$869.5m), a drop of 33.2% on the same period last year. The number of machines operating by the end of the reporting period fell from 22,612 to 22,530, while the number of licensed premises also dropped 5.4% from 1,386 to 1,311. In terms of gaming machines in hotels, for the six months between 1 January to 30 June, 2020, net profit came in at $829.6, down 33.2% from $1.24bn in the previous year. The New South Wales Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority (ILGA) has put a year-on-year decline in gaming machine net profit across clubs and hotels in the first half of 2020 down to the impact of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis. Analysing the figures for both clubs and hotels, the ILGA said that the decline in revenue was due to restrictions placed on venues related to the Covid-19 pandemic, including a 10-week closure period for all gaming venues from 23 March to 31 May.last_img read more

Ikeja Hotel Plc ( 2013 Annual Report

first_imgIkeja Hotel Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about Ikeja Hotel Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ikeja Hotel Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ikeja Hotel Plc (  2013 annual report.Company ProfileIkeja Hotel Plc is a hotel development and management company with direct or indirect ownership of Sheraton Lagos Hotel, Sheraton Abuja Hotel and Federal Palace Hotels & Casino. The company targets the leisure, business and convention markets in Opebi, Ikeja and Lagos. Sheraton Lagos Hotel has 340 guest rooms and an impressive array of conferencing and recreational facilities, making it one of the largest hotels in Nigeria. Sheraton Abuja Hotel has 575 rooms and conference, restaurants and recreational facilities. Sun International’s Federal Palace Hotel & Casino is a luxury 5-star hotel conveniently located in the heart of Victoria Island’s commercial district and boasts luxury accommodation, a casino, conference facilities and an array of restaurants, bars and recreational facilities. Established in 1972 and formerly known as Properties Development Limited, the company changed its name to Ikeja Hotel Limited in 1980. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Ikeja Hotel Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Warren Buffett’s advice can help you find FTSE 100 bargains in this market crash

first_img See all posts by Stepan Lavrouk Enter Your Email Address 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. Stepan Lavrouk | Monday, 27th April, 2020 Image source: The Motley Fool Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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.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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Warren Buffett is known as the ‘Oracle of Omaha’ for a reason. He bought his first share when he was just 11 years old. Over the ensuing eight decades, he has built a career that eclipses everyone else’s in corporate America.It may seem unlikely that someone with hundreds of billions of dollars could have anything in common with the average retail investor trying to save for retirement. But I believe that Buffett’s principles and investing philosophy are applicable to anyone looking to compound their wealth.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…Here’s how thinking like Buffett can help you in your own investing.Don’t panicBuffett has famously made some of his best deals during market crises. When everyone else is selling everything they own to meet their debts, Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway is typically sitting on a pile of cash. Buffett and his partner, Charlie Munger, stand ready to buy up depressed assets. How is this applicable to someone looking to invest £2,000 in FTSE 100 stocks?You need to understand the reasons why shares of otherwise quality companies tend to collapse in times of trouble. The first, and most obvious, reason is that investors generally panic. Even when a market crash is caused by a non-financial event like the coronavirus outbreak, there is still worry that some previously unknown systemic financial problem might rear its head.Look out for forced liquidationsThe second reason why good companies get hit in times like these is leverage. Many investors borrow to purchase stocks and bonds and other financial instruments, meaning they are leveraged. It is a high risk/high reward investment strategy. There are rules governing how much leverage an investor can have.When the value of their holdings declines, investors can find themselves having too much leverage. Creditors have to issue what is called a ‘margin call’ – a demand to put up more collateral. Investors may find themselves having to sell shares of high-quality FTSE 100 companies just in order to meet their margin calls. These could be institutional investors with large positions, needing to sell in a hurry. This leads to the creation of bargain opportunities. During the 2008 financial crisis, Buffett and Munger got great deals by bailing out major US banks like Goldman Sachs. It is unlikely that you will get to be in a similar position, to buy up significant positions in large financial institutions. However, you can certainly adopt their mentality and look for smaller bargain opportunities.When everyone else is running for the hills, it really does pay to have some cash on hand. Berkshire Hathaway has upwards of $128bn (around £103bn) in cash ready to deploy. Although Buffett has yet to make any big buys in this crisis, I believe that it is only a matter of time before he does. Neither Stepan nor The Motley Fool UK have a 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. Warren Buffett’s advice can help you find FTSE 100 bargains in this market crashlast_img read more

Electronic Cigarettes: More Harmful Than They Seem?

first_img Reply Vaping is a popular trend, but is it safe?From Florida Hospital – Apopka You may have noticed the rising popularity of electronic cigarettes; these days, they even seem more common than traditional paper cigarettes. Don’t be deceived by their simple appearance – the use of these devices, commonly called “vaping,” can pose many health risks to users, specifically adolescents.E-cigarettes, which generally use a refillable liquid or disposable cartridge, deliver vaporized liquid to the user. And while they’re often viewed as a safer alternative to regular cigarettes, research continues to reveal dangers surrounding their use.Consequently, the American Academy of Pediatrics recently released broader guidelines regarding adolescent use of e-cigarettes.Below, Lyndsey van der Laan, MD, pediatrician at Florida Hospital, breaks down what you need to know about these devices.What’s the difference between e-cigarettes and regular cigarettes?Dr. van der Laan says the biggest difference between the two is their composition.Lyndsey van der Laan, MD“E-cigarette solutions generally have three components: nicotine, flavoring chemicals, and carrier solvents,” Dr. van der Laan explains. “Other components identified within the solution include tobacco specific nitrosamines, metals, tobacco alkaloids, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.”A common misconception is that e-cigarettes don’t pose significant health risks like regular cigarettes. Dr. van der Laan says this isn’t the case.Nicotine Levels Hard to DetermineMany flavoring solvents in e-cigarettes contain aldehydes, a known respiratory irritant. Also, it can be hard to determine the exact level of nicotine that an e-cigarette contains. One study found significant discrepancies – as high as 89 percent – between the label of the e-cigarette and the actual nicotine content.“What’s interesting about e-cigarettes is the lack of concern people have about them,” remarks Dr. van der Laan.“Nicotine is well absorbed via any route, whether through inhalation, ingestion or even skin contact. Mild toxicity of nicotine can lead to a fine tremor, nausea, tachycardia, and high blood pressure. Severe poisoning can lead to salivation, vomiting, seizures, muscle twitching, low blood pressure, bradycardia, and respiratory failure.”Sometimes, people try to use e-cigarettes to quit smoking regular cigarettes. Contrary to popular opinion, this may actually make the addiction worse.“Claims that e-cigarettes are healthier or an effective way to reduce traditional cigarette use hasn’t been validated,” she explains. “In fact, in one study of high school students, those using e-cigarettes had more than six times the odds of smoking conventional cigarettes [like] later in life.”Dangers to toddlersAccording to Dr. van der Laan, the risks of e-cigarettes can extend beyond direct users. Since the introduction of e-cigarettes, cases of children accidentally ingesting the product have been rising.“With the varying nicotine levels in the e-cigarette solutions, as little as a half of a teaspoon could be fatal in an average sized toddler,” Dr. van der Laan says.How can e-cigarettes affect an adolescent’s future health?She cautions that e-cigarettes are now the most common form of nicotine used in adolescence.“Development of executive function (mental skills that help you get things done like time management) and neurocognitive processes aren’t fully developed in adolescence, making teens more vulnerable to addiction,” she explains. “Early use of nicotine containing products like e-cigarettes may also act as a gateway to other addictive substances.”Dr. van der Laan also stresses that nicotine is one of the most addictive substances known, so if you become addicted at a young age, you’ll be more likely to experience extended nicotine use throughout your lifetime.Are there any legal regulations of e-cigarettes?“Although most states prohibit the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, there is no federally mandated age restriction. There is also no regulation on content, labeling or packaging of e-cigarette solution. Finally, there are no laws which prevent e-cigarettes from being purchased online, regardless of age,” elaborates Dr. van der Laan.  “The overall lack of regulations and laws sends a message that e-cigarettes are safe.”Dr. van der Laan notes that e-cigarettes are often designed to appeal to teens. For example, many e-cigarette flavors, like chocolate, cotton candy, or Belgian waffle, are likely to attract younger uses.“The American Academy of Pediatrics has proposed several public policy recommendations, many of which are the same regulations used for conventional cigarettes. These include banning flavored e-cigarette solutions, banning internet sales, banning advertising in media/internet that can be viewed by youth, restricting use in movies and video games, and prohibiting use in public spaces like restaurants,” Dr. van der Laan says. “If these regulations are acceptable for conventional cigarettes, then why not for e-cigarettes?” Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Vaun Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate November 20, 2016 at 3:31 pm Vaping won’t help you, just fool you thinking that you are in the clear. I stopped smoking with the Simpleguided smoking plan after everything else failed. The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply 1 COMMENT Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 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From 1st XV to Test rugby, these 10 scorchers make the shortlist for Sky New Zealand Fans Try of 2018

first_imgFriday Nov 23, 2018 From 1st XV to Test rugby, these 10 scorchers make the shortlist for Sky New Zealand Fans Try of 2018 As the year approaches a close and rugby is almost over for New Zealand in 2018, ten brilliant tries have been added to a shortlist for Fan’s Try of the Year at the ASB Rugby Awards. ADVERTISEMENTRugby fans will decide which try they think is the best scored in 2018, from a shortlist of tries selected by a joint panel of SKY TV and New Zealand Rugby. The list features tries from both men’s and women’s rugby, as well as school, domestic, provincial and Test rugby.The 10 best tries are:TRY 1: Michaela Blyde Black Ferns Sevens v EnglandTRY 2: Richie Mo’unga Crusaders v HighlandersTRY 3: Chris Halaufia St Peter’s College v Napier Boys HighTRY 4: Renee Wickliffe Blacks Ferns v USA EaglesTRY 5: Ngani Laumape All Blacks v FranceTRY 6: Alana Bremner Canterbury v Manawatu CyclonesTRY 7: Brad Weber Hawke’s Bay v WaikatoTRY 8: Jordan Hyland Northland v Bay of PlentyTRY 9: Kelly Brazier Black Fern Sevens v AustraliaTRY 10: Beauden Barrett All Blacks v AustraliaSKY Director of Sport, Richard Last says: “It’s been another sensational year of rugby and at SKY Sport we’ve been lucky enough to be right in the thick of it, up and down the country, rain or shine, capturing some of the best tries you’ll ever see.“From 1st XV rugby to the All Blacks and Black Ferns, this list of tries is just superb. It’s going to be tough picking a favourite, and that’s why we’re leaving it up to you! Good luck to all of the try scorers.”The winner will be announced at the ASB Rugby Awards next month.Enjoy the ten tries below, and you can also vote at ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Hybrid Oku / tatta architects

first_img “COPY” Projects Architects:Hiroki Tominaga, Yae FujimaCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Hiroyasu NakayamaRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. This building is a store and apartment complex in the Oku-Asakusa area, northwest of Sensoji Temple, where the population is aging.By building a 4-floor building without using up the floor-area ratio, the cost of the elevators was allocated to the private areas. The aim was to create a new hub of activity in the area by attracting young people to live and store.Save this picture!© Hiroyasu NakayamaSave this picture!Second Floor PlanSave this picture!© Hiroyasu NakayamaWe thought of a design that evolved from the small eaves typical of Okuasakusa, and a structure that would allow changes to the compartments. As a result, we decided on a wall-framed RC structure with two staircases vertically overlapping each other. By reducing the amount of the concrete frame, the building is lighter and has a direct foundation without any piles, which has succeeded in reducing the cost. The interior design, with occasional curved concrete walls to bear the east-west wall volume, and vertical log walls of dry ALC and cedar, creates a living experience of living with walls, rather than the conventional spatial experience of living between walls in apartment buildings.Save this picture!© Hiroyasu NakayamaSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Hiroyasu NakayamaThe staircase facing the intersection and the common area where commercial and residential spaces intersect are shown on the street, and the slope of the staircase is changed in the middle so that people can sit down easily on the gently sloping part.The cedar rafters that extend the slope of the stairs cross over the private and common areas, soften the sunlight and light up the city at night. As a result of these efforts, we aimed to create a hybrid building that blurs the boundary between shared stores and private residences.Save this picture!© Hiroyasu NakayamaProject gallerySee allShow lessBeGreen Restaurant / HormaSelected ProjectsMiniature Series II: Library in Ruins / ATELIER XISelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Tokyo, JapanLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Manufacturers: IOC Flooring, LIXIL , Okikura Sawmill, Sanwa Company, TOKYOKOEI Hybrid Oku / tatta architects Mechanical Engineering: Save this picture!© Hiroyasu Nakayama+ 28Curated by Hana Abdel Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  449 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyMixed Use Architecture, Apartments, Store•Japan Architects: tatta architects Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Year:  Mixed Use Architecture Electrical Engineering: Photographs:  Hiroyasu Nakayama Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Structure Engineer: Japan Photographs Tomoaki Masukawa Hybrid Oku / tatta architectsSave this projectSaveHybrid Oku / tatta architects KAWATA Tomonori Structural Engineers Co.Ltd ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2020 Tsugihisa Narita ArchDaily CopyAbout this officetatta architectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsMixed Use ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsCommercial ArchitectureRetailStoreTokyoMixed Use ArchitectureOn FacebookJapanPublished on May 27, 2021Cite: “Hybrid Oku / tatta architects ” 27 May 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore 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 streamlast_img read more

Abbey staff volunteer for community regeneration projects

first_img Howard Lake | 14 June 2008 | News Employees from personal financial services firm Abbey are this month volunteering to help renegerate the communities in which the bank operates.Through ACE (Abbey Community Events), now in its second year, Abbey staff will volunteer over 2,500 hours to work on more than 25 gardens, 13 conservation projects and several educational schemes with schools.Projects include clearing up a park pond and holding a sponsored duck race in Mile End, London, planting bulbs in a Marie Curie hospice garden in Bradford and repairing a footpath in a National Trust site in Sheffield. All projects fall under the Abbey community priorities of regeneration, community and education.Nearly 400 Abbey staff based at nine head office sites will volunteer on the community events over the next four months. In addition, branches across the country will be serving a selection of cakes baked by staff to raise money for the official charity of Abbey’s Charitable Trust, Great Ormond Street Hospital.Sheralee Morris, Abbey Community Relations Manager, said: “It’s only the second year we’ve run the initiative but it’s already grown hugely since we started, with more and more of our staff wanting to get involved in projects in their local communities. Each staff member spends a day on their assigned project, providing them with a great insight into the different organisations and charities within their local communities.” Tagged with: corporate Volunteering AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Abbey staff volunteer for community regeneration projects 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Irish Charities Act consultation deadline is 20th March

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Irish Charity Tax Reform Group is reminding people that the deadline for consultation on the Charities Act is 20th March. As part of the consultation the Department of Justice & Equality held a meeting at its offices in Dublin on 15 March which was addressed by the current Chief Executive of the Charity Commission in Northern Ireland. The Department is accepting consultation online via its website. The online consultation is in the form of answering questions in three key areas: Advertisement 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 Researching massive growth in giving. The setting up of a Charities Regulatory Authority has been proposed due to budgetary constraints while the establishment of a register of charities has raised issues about how it is likely to be used, what additional information might be included and the fee structure for charities.  The consultation on financial and activity reporting by registered charities to the Charities Regulatory Authority is seeking views on the proposed thresholds for different levels of reporting and independent scrutiny and also on what additional financial information should be required from charities. Register of Charities Howard Lake | 17 March 2013 | News  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charities Regulatory Authority Financial and Activity Reporting by Registered Charities to the Charities Regulatory Authority Irish Charities Act consultation deadline is 20th March Tagged with: Ireland Law / policylast_img read more

Los Angeles activists plan car caravan for low-wage workers

first_imgLos Angeles activists, April 12.WW photo: Scott SchefferA “Low-Wage Campaign” community speakout was held April 12 in Los Angeles at the Harriet Tubman Center for Social Justice, which houses the International Action Center.In spite at least two other compelling and competing events, the speakout was well attended, with calls for solidarity with low-wage workers and to raise the minimum wage to $15.Organizations represented at the meeting included the Union of Progressive Iranians, BAYAN-USA and a taxi drivers organization representing many immigrant workers.The program began with conga-playing poet Julio Rodriguez, who once performed with the Last Poets. There were updates on the “Our Walmart” victories by IAC organizer Maggie Vascassenno, a skit answering the usual questions against raising the minimum wage by IAC organizers Jefferson Azevedo and Ashley Sammy, a solidarity statement from the Southern California coordinator of BAYAN-USA, Theresa Jaranilla, and the setting of an action plan for a car caravan on May 10. Jaranilla announced that BAYAN-USA is working on a campaign targeting wage theft by employers of low-wage workers in the southern California city of Long Beach.Almost everyone participated and took the mike to either testify to their own challenges trying to survive on low wages and/or suggest action proposals to fight back. In addition to those in attendance, the office received a higher than average response in building for this event with numerous phone call inquiries and participation from many individuals who first heard about the speakout at a street meeting prior to the April 12 event.Everyone at the speakout was enthusiastic about working on this campaign and the action plan that came out of the meeting: to build a car caravan (including bikes) to protest on May 10 demanding a $15 minimum wage and respect, dignity and the right to a union for fast-food and retail workers. The caravan plans to make stops at various fast-food restaurants in Los Angeles, where quick protest rallies will be held, as well as stops organized by community block clubs in the South Central neighborhood.The next community speakout is being organized by the Harvard Boulevard Block Club and the International Action Center at a local church — The Ray of Light Baptist Church in South Central — also in May.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Man who killed TCU student sentenced to 35 years

first_imgFacebook Facebook ReddIt Linkedin Twitter Kristen Weaver It’s official: Caylin Moore is a Rhodes Scholar ReddIt Previous articleRenovated Colby Hall opens with new amenitiesNext articleTCU remembers 9/11, 14 years later Kristen Weaver RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Update: Suspect arrested in connection with death of TCC student Kristen Weaver Alum appearing on survival-style reality show ‘Stranded With a Million Dollars’ Linkedincenter_img Starting the conversation about eating disorders on campus Twitter + posts Kristen Weaver Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods Kristen Weaver is a junior journalism and Spanish major from Plano, Texas, and a managing editor for the109. She is addicted to taking pictures of her food and petting any and every cat she can find. ‘Liters for Life’ student campaign raises funds for global water crisis Kristen Weaver Kristen Weaver printThe man who killed TCU student Steward Trese in February of 2014 has been sentenced to 35 years in prison.David Hidalgo, 23, pleaded guilty to murder after stabbing Trese, a 23-year-old TCU senior, on February 4, 2014.Trese was found dead last year in the GrandMarc apartments with a wound to the neck caused by a knife, according to the search warrant affidavit from the case.The search warrant said that Hidalgo was turned in by his mother. A bloody knife and clothing were later found in Hidalgo’s home.Hidalgo originally tried to blame the murder on a mental illness and self-defense, but didn’t include those statements during his appearance in court, according to Bill Vassar, a prosecutor for the Tarrant County district attorney’s office.“Robert Hidalgo is a cold-blooded killer,” Vassar said.Hidalgo is sentenced to 35 years in a penitentiary and is eligible for parole in 17.5 years, according to Vassar.Vassar said that aggravated crimes such as the one involving Hidalgo were technically eligible for parole halfway through the sentence. He added that he believed Hidalgo would serve most of his sentence.Trese was a member of Beta Upsilon Chi at TCU and was set to graduate in May of 2014.Family and friends of Trese remembered him as a funny, honest and brilliant person. They held a memorial in his honor after his death. TCU social work majors go into the field to help support Fort Worth’s homelesslast_img read more