iGB-Pentasia Salary Survey 2019: Part 2

first_img iGB-Pentasia Salary Survey 2019: Part 2 Regions: Africa Asia Europe LATAM UK & Ireland US Southern Europe Gibraltar Malta In Part 2 of the iGaming Business Salary Survey, Pentasia’s regional specialists provide an overview of the trends and drivers of salaries in their respective territories, including the UK, Malta, Gibraltar and North America 27th November 2019 | By Stephen Carter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Card Rooms and Poker Online Gambling Overall, salaries are continuing to rise across the continent.The migration of many operational roles to cheaper cost centres in Eastern Europe seems to have slowed.Meanwhile increased demand, triggered by changing regulation and growing demand, has pushed up salaries in Scandinavia, Spain, Portugal and the Netherlands. (Cara Kerr)Asia Pacific  +20% China’s anti-gambling stance has caused a severe tightening in the overall market. Short supply of top talent has pushed up salary expectations.Also significant variation between salaries depending on location; a position in Singapore could be filled for half the cost in Kuala Lumpur. (Simon King)Africa n/a small sample size Africa boasts many individual emerging markets, where sales and commercial professionals with relevant experience are extremely valuable.Seasoned product managers, especially those who have worked in sportsbook operations and mixed online- and offline-businesses can earn a premium if relocation is an option (Alastair Cleland).South America n/a small sample size A region with significant potential for expansion in nations with an appetite for igaming, but little established or regulated infrastructure.Future growth could have a noticeable impact on the competition for talent in Spain and Portugal, where those with iGaming credentials could switch focus to territories such as Brazil and Argentina (Alastair Cleland).In Part 3 tomorrow, we provide a detailed breakdown of salary trends by department and role.Related articles: iGB-Pentasia Salary Survey 2019: Part 1 center_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address Topics: Casino & games People Sports betting Poker In Part 2 of the iGaming Business Salary Survey, Pentasia’s regional specialists provide an overview of the trends and drivers of salaries in their respective territories, including the UK, Malta, Gibraltar and North AmericaThe UK  +20% Despite the continuing uncertainty over the UK’s departure from the European Union, the igaming sector here remains healthy.Decentralisation is now clearly evident. While London was always the strong heart of the UK industry, more and more jobs are moving away from the capital.Certain roles are generally relocated elsewhere in Europe, but a significant – and growing – number are being relocated elsewhere within the UK.In the Midlands and in northern cities such as Manchester and Leeds, there is a strong demand for talented and experienced igaming professionals, and employers are increasingly willing to relocate candidates there from elsewhere in the country and from further afield.Leadership, product and commercial roles are still prominent in the UK, while we have seen analysts and sales positions break the £100,000 barrier here.Tech experts can now command over £150,000 and business directors and finance professionals in excess of £200,000. (Andrew Cook)Malta +2% The Mediterranean island remains a vibrant, active market where job opportunities in igaming are among the very most sought after.Salaries in Malta are lower than the European average, though this largely reflects the significant quantity of entry and junior level roles that are based here.Employers in Malta are renowned for offering exceptional ‘lifestyle benefits’: travel allowances, free smoothies, in-office chefs.While large and established employers control much of the talent market, they regularly have their hands tied by legacy salary structures and can find themselves outbid for talent by ambitious and confident start-ups.Notable ‘talent bottlenecks’ in Malta include tech professionals and multilingual country managers – particularly those who bring experience of emerging markets in regions such as Scandinavia, Africa and Asia.The fast-growing payments and fintech sector in Malta is also starting to stray into the talent pools traditionally used by igaming businesses, adding further challenges. (Christine Hili)Gibraltar  +13% If you look purely at the overall salaries, Gibraltar appears to be in good health as a destination for people wanting to work – or further their careers – in igaming.However, the 13% rise in average salary is more indicative of the decline in the overall number of jobs in the territory, with remaining roles tending to be more senior.Other factors have made Gibraltar less attractive to candidates. The uncertainty over the UK’s exit from the EU means the nature of The Rock’s future relationship with Spain is uncertain.There have already been issues with the crossing to the mainland, which have significantly impacted on daily commuting life for those who live in Spain and journey into Gibraltar and back each day.Ceuta – the Spanish-owned territory about 10 miles away on the coast of North Africa – has meanwhile experienced a significant uplift in both companies and job opportunities this year. (Andrew Cook)North America  -2% Demand for sports betting and digital gaming talent in the USA has increased exponentially post-PASPA. Yet with little chance of importing talent, (it remains intensely challenging to secure US visas for even those with exceptional industry expertise), employers are struggling to scale up operations.There has been a significant increase in the number of junior roles needing to be filled in the US, mainly operational, and average salaries have decreased slightly as a result.Packages for those at the top, though, remain extremely healthy. Many C-level positions command salaries in excess of $250,000 and some even top $500,000.As the industry looks to grow rapidly, it is now offering some of the most attractive compensation packages available to specialists like digital marketing experts, product managers, designers and analysts; $100,000+ packages are commonplace.  To achieve its ambitions, the US sports betting industry must embrace a talent strategy that includes proactive acquisition tactics for expertise, a commitment to investing in staff progression internally and a comprehensive training strategy that allows talent from outside of the industry to ramp up effectively and efficiently. (Marwa Mitchell)Europe +6% Casino & gameslast_img read more

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The sisterhood of Apopka firefighters: Just part of the team

first_img 2 COMMENTS Commissioner Diane Velazquez  When I asked Apopka firefighter Renee Beasley, 13 years on the job, how the four women of the Apopka Fire Department refer to themselves, she never hesitated. Proudly and emphatically she replied, “we call ourselves FIREFIGHTERS!” Notice, not women firefighters, just firefighters. And therein lies the key reason why working for Apopka’s prized ISO-1 fire department is so highly sought after. It’s because this tightly-knit group of superbly trained and unbelievably fit first responders unequivocally rejects superficial dividers like gender. Just “do your job” is their motto. Differences don’t matter. Everyone is family. Everyone is respected and valued for the unique strengths they bring to the job. It’s all about teamwork and watching each others’ backs.  “It’s the brotherhood and sisterhood of the job which sets Apopka apart from other departments,” said Apopka Fire Department Chief Chuck Carnesale. “In Apopka you have a name, not a number.”Like all 75 (soon to be 93) Apopka firefighters, Carrie Von Bargen, Mandy Mathis, Maryjo Hutsell, and Beasley work 24-hour shifts followed by two days off. Beasley described a typical day. Every morning, every shift, the time consuming but crucial task of inspecting each piece of equipment is performed. Everything must be operationally ready. Hoses, fan, extrication tools, pump, water tanks and gear have to be on the engine. Throughout the shift, fire or EMS (Emergency Medical Services) runs can come at any moment. Between calls “down time” is devoted to preserving and enhancing fitness and strength, cross-training to be able to step in and perform each other’s jobs if necessary, and carrying out duties that maintain Apopka’s cherished ISO-1 ranking. Mathis attributed Apopka’s avoidance of devastating fires to the Department’s yearly hydrant checks and swift response times. Beasley described how afternoons might be spent carrying out on-site inspections of businesses, checking sprinklers, exits and hazards. Additional training for faster response time includes committing to memory street layouts and subdivision locations and learning the fastest routes to any location within the station’s territory.Interestingly, each woman’s path to firefighting is unique. Mathis (a Paramedic/Firefighter) abandoned her dream to be a Marine when a friend’s firefighter dad allowed her to ride along with him for a day. She was hooked! First she obtained an A.S. degree in fire science, then, in rapid succession, EMT school, Fire School and paramedic training, all typical schooling for Apopka firefighters. Mathis is further qualified in ACLS, advanced cardiac life support. It is probably not surprising to learn that she is now studying to become a registered nurse, a profession she plans to follow on her off days while continuing as an Apopka firefighter. For Beasley, (a Paramedic/Engineer) her high school job in a veterinarian’s clinic sparked a love of  the medical field, leading her to EMT school, which led to Fire Standards, joining the Apopka Fire Department, and, later, paramedic qualification. In 2009, following rigorous self-study and testing, she achieved the coveted rank of Engineer. As engineer, like Von Bargen (Paramedic/Engineer) and Hutsell (EMT/Engineer), she drives the engine and operates its complex pumping system that controls volume and pressure to the engine’s multiple fire hoses. In future she hopes to achieve the rank of lieutenant, then, who knows?And speaking of toughness, VonBargen, Beasley and Mathis all train and compete in the strenuous Scott Safety Firefighter Combat Challenge. This grueling, physical competition mirrors and tests skills firefighters must be prepared to execute at a moment’s notice. Held in 15 different cities around the nation each year, Apopka was honored to host the Challenge at Sam’s Club this May. Dressed in 80 pounds of full firefighting gear, male and female competitors alike race the clock and an opponent to perform six demanding tasks that simulate firefighting operations: climbing, hoisting, chopping, maneuvering around obstacles, dragging water-filled hoses, and victim rescue. For Beasley, who shined in the Apopka Challenge, competing is a way to prove something to herself. From a course time of 8 minutes just one year ago, she has trained relentlessly, lowering her record to 3-minutes, 45 seconds, inching her ever closer to that magic 3 minute mark which will earn her entry into the elite ranks of the “Lions Den”, that coveted designation reserved for the best of the best.On a deeper level, I wondered what drives these remarkable women to absolutely LOVE what is certainly a non-traditional work role. For Mathis it’s the adrenaline rush, the thrill of helping bring a new life into the world, and the satisfaction of “giving back”. To Beasley, this job is an expression of her life outlook, “don’t let anyone tell you you can’t do something.  Let no one but you say what you can achieve.  Work for it. Just DO it!”Soon Apopka will have three more women on board, part of the 18 new hires needed to raise staffing levels for when Fire Station 5 comes on line no later than early next year. They’re in training now. What amazing role models they will have to emulate in VonBargen, Mathis, Hutsell and Beasley. The “newbies” will shortly take their place proudly beside Apopka’s “fab four”,  the Apopka firefighters who (just) happen to be women. And that will be a great thing for Apopka!“I’m incredibly proud of our entire department and its members ” says Carnesale. “Morale is the highest I’ve ever seen it. The future of our City and our Department is so bright!!” And THAT is a great thing for Apopka. Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom July 4, 2017 at 1:14 pm Suzanne Kidd is a former 30-year public school educator and design professional.  During her sixteen years as an Apopka resident, she has been an active participant in her homeowners’ association and Apopka civic affairs, attending City Council and Planning Commission meetings and serving on several City committees, most recently chairing the City’s Visioning Steering Committee.  She is currently involved with Habitat for Humanity in bringing affordable housing to Apopka. July 3, 2017 at 6:28 pm Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 center_img UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Even more prized is the ISO Rated #1 Orange County Fire Department. Retired OCFD, Sta. 20 Zellwood OpinionBy Suzanne Kidd Thank you Sue for this article. Highlighting the 4 women who are the trailblazers making a positive impact in our community & setting an example to future young women; who dream of becoming a firefighter. When we tell our young women they can set their goals to be a firefighter or Police Officer, we show them it is possible when we stand before them as an accomplished Firefighter; Police Officer. Each one said it was their passion in pursuing this profession. I have to agree. Passion & following through the physical & mental challenges; are part of achieving their goal. I have a great admiration for our Apopka Firefighters. Reading their moral is at its highest brings great satisfaction, it shows the support they get from their Supervisors, City Government & our community residents. Reply CW Norton Jr TAGSApopka Fire DepartmentSuzanne Kidd Previous articleJoin The Apopka Voice team: Office Manager and Sales Manager neededNext articleDonna’s Deals: Best Fourth of July sales items to buy Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Moulin Loft / Ubalt architectes

first_imgCopyAbout this officeUbalt architectesOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingLoftMontreuilOn FacebookFrancePublished on March 09, 2020Cite: “Moulin Loft / Ubalt architectes” 09 Mar 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore 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 Projects Loft CopyLoft•Montreuil, France Architects: Ubalt architectes Area Area of this architecture project Year:  “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/935153/moulin-loft-ubalt-architectes Clipboard Save this picture!Courtesy of Ubalt architectes+ 20Curated by Paula Pintos Share ArchDaily Moulin Loft / Ubalt architectes Moulin Loft / Ubalt architectesSave this projectSaveMoulin Loft / Ubalt architectes Area:  110 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2019 “COPY” France Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Florim, Grohe, Ikea, Villeroy & Boch, Artlantis, TrimbleSave this picture!Courtesy of Ubalt architectesRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BuildPorcelain StonewareApavisaFloor Tiles – RegenerationWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. Development of a 110 square meters loft in a raw space in Montreuil. The apartment is articulated on two floors revolving around a patio: day part on the ground floor and night upstairs.Save this picture!AxoThis project aims to offer the apartment a functional core, point of attraction echoing the patio for this mono oriented and focused space This core fulfills the roles of staircase, library and living room: functions that intertwine and dissolve. The heavy steel staircase floats on a base which becomes a bench seat and extends to the ground. The library slides around the stairs, becomes a bench and extends upstairsSave this picture!Courtesy of Ubalt architectesSave this picture!Courtesy of Ubalt architectesThis green screw will distribute light, spaces and materials throughout the apartment. The use of reflective or polished materials as well as the presence of a mirror multiplies the arrival of light. The transition between the interior and exterior spaces is blurring: the patio invades the entire space on the ground floor.Save this picture!Courtesy of Ubalt architectesProject gallerySee allShow lessHow to Construct a Stadium Facade from Custom Glass While on a Tight DeadlineArticlesPlant Prefab Introduces New LivingHome DesignsArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:93100 Montreuil, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/935153/moulin-loft-ubalt-architectes Clipboard Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project last_img read more

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House K / Creative Union Network

first_imgArchDaily Architects: Creative Union Network Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/957596/house-k-creative-union-network Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/957596/house-k-creative-union-network Clipboard House K / Creative Union Network Lead Architects: Save this picture!© Nicolás Provoste Fotografía+ 24Curated by Clara Ott Share Ecuador CopyHouses•Ecuador House K / Creative Union NetworkSave this projectSaveHouse K / Creative Union Network Design Team:Daniel Idrovo Vintimilla, David Bustillos, Karla Mogrovejo y María Inés OchoaClients:Familia Vintimilla-DuqueStructural Engineering:Alberto Vásquez.Electrical:Fabián AucapiñaMEP:Johanna UrigüenVisualisation:Daniel VillaCollaborators:Richard Villacorta, Simón Ruiz, Paul Alvarez, Manuel Lojano.Country:EcuadorMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nicolás Provoste FotografíaRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)WoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornText description provided by the architects. Architectural design processes are currently strongly influenced and characterized by the use of 3D modeling and computer-aided manufacturing tools, which has facilitated the exploration of a new series of formal, functional, and structural configurations whose impact within current architecture is invaluable, as it transforms it into an interactive, non-linear and complex process. Save this picture!© Nicolás Provoste FotografíaSave this picture!Save this picture!© Nicolás Provoste FotografíaThrough the use of certain parametric design techniques, today it is possible to explore the creation of geometries from a family of basic parameters and to understand the programming of the formal relationships between them. Forms can be generated that have the ability to vary and adapt to multiple requirements or specific criteria. Under this preamble, House K explores the possibilities of configuring a brick created specifically for this house; a brick with holes in the interior, of low weight, without joints on its 4 sides, and that allows through its holes the reinforcement with steel rods to comply with the demanding regulations of earthquake resistance in construction.Save this picture!© Nicolás Provoste FotografíaSave this picture!Save this picture!© Nicolás Provoste FotografíaThe applied parameters were quite simple. First: The curved lines that define the two volumes of the house that at the level of the mezzanine bifurcate to travel and define separately the contour of their volumes. Second: The openings that progressively reduce their size and are distributed horizontally and vertically on all the surfaces of the walls. Third: The size and particularity of the bricks. Fourth: The place of reinforcement with steel in the bricks. Fifth: The ascending and descending curves that originate from the mezzanines and make up the lines of the eaves of the roofs of both floors. Sixth: The direction of the wind to take advantage of cross-ventilation, and finally, the incidence of the sun on the east-west faces of the walls in order to achieve thermal comfort inside, adequate lighting and textures of light and shadow in their spaces. Save this picture!© Nicolás Provoste FotografíaSave this picture!Save this picture!© Nicolás Provoste FotografíaIt is important to mention that the participation of the clients in this house was of vital importance, as they gave us the necessary confidence to carry out the design with these CAD systems of complex, non-traditional ideation, which otherwise would not have been possible, and with them Together, the interior and exterior spaces of the house were configured one by one according to their requirements so that their habitability goes according to what they looked for. The interesting thing about this design is the use of a traditional material such as brick in conjunction with advanced software such as Rhino, for digital design and planning; and the construction, materialization, or transition to the real plane, through a traditional construction system of brick walls with mortar and steel rods, without displacing the local labor force, but with some assistance from special tools such as templates, precision plans, and systems verification, to achieve the final result.Save this picture!© Nicolás Provoste FotografíaSave this picture!Save this picture!© Nicolás Provoste FotografíaBrick is one of the oldest construction products and is still more widely used today, however, over time and even in the Latin American context the construction process with this material has not undergone great variations, since the construction system and the possibilities for configuring masonry are those that we all already know, however, through the use of advanced digital ideation systems, the famous phrase of Louis Kahn has been put into practice: “Even a common, ordinary brick … wants to be something more than it is “. In a country where digital manufacturing is not yet an option due to the high costs that this implies, giving way to the design of elements with complex configurations was a challenge that we at House K have managed to achieve. The simple fact of having placed the 92 small aluminum and glass windows in the spaces that the bricks leave free in the walls, one by one, with a qualified craftsman of the place, and see what the sunlight does to the interior of those spaces, it was something very rewarding.Save this picture!© Nicolás Provoste FotografíaProject gallerySee allShow lessOregon Forest Science Complex / Michael Green ArchitectureSelected ProjectsSense Xangri-lá Condominium / Ideia1Selected Projects Share Area:  325 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img Year:  Photographs “COPY” “COPY” CopyAbout this officeCreative Union NetworkOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookEcuadorPublished on March 10, 2021Cite: “House K / Creative Union Network” [Casa K / Creative Union Network] 10 Mar 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 2020 Daniel Idrovo Vintimilla Photographs:  Nicolás Provoste Fotografía Projects Houseslast_img read more

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First phase of construction begins on new multipurpose arena

first_imgFacebook Claire Girmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/claire-girman/ Facebook ReddIt Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Twitter Claire Girmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/claire-girman/ Linkedin Twitter ReddIt Claire Girman is a journalism major from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She’s fueled by college sports rage, literature and French press coffee. Sickle cell support group raises awareness, gives back to local doctors Claire Girmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/claire-girman/ Previous articleHonors college announces new distinguishment awardNext articleStudents open up at the Dear World College Tour Claire Girman RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Claire Girmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/claire-girman/ Linkedin Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Community to host fundraiser Monday to support injured Fort Worth officer + posts Shingleton said tax revenue will come from ticketing, parking and stalls for animal occupancy. More local taxes will come from hotel occupancy and other areas.“But those [taxes] aren’t impacting on the citizens of Fort Worth, they are venue taxes that will begin after the arena is open,” Shingleton said.Breaking groundConstruction crews have begun working on the multi-level parking garage located south of the intersection of Montgomery Street and Harley Avenue. This should ease nieghborhood concerns.“Arlington Heights has had a problem with parking forever on the arena grounds during the Stock Show,” Shingleton said. “We’re working to remedy that now.”The city is still negotiating for all of the necessary land for project.“The city has owned the land east of Montgomery Street and south of Harley Avenue for a long time,” Horner said. “But there is one small piece of property that the city is currently trying to acquire.”Shingleton said Bodycote, which is owned by a British company, currently occupies a portion of the land that will house part of the multipurpose arena.“We have purchased a piece of Bodycote’s land and have already raised the temporary structure that was on it,” Shingleton said. “But they’ve been slow to consummate the deal where we would take the rest of the land.”Horner said construction for the new arena is scheduled to begin after next year’s Stock Show.CORRECTION:  An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated the date of the bond referendum that approved city participation in the multipurpose arena. The vote was held in November 2014. Claire Girman Cost DistributionCreate pie charts The109: Community hosts fundraiser to support injured Fort Worth officer Open Streets event closes roadway in order to open for people Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature printAfter more than a decade of talk, Fort Worth has begun the first phase of construction for its new multipurpose arena.The planned venue, located near Will Rogers Coliseum, will seat up to 14,000. It’s expected to host concerts, sporting events and various community functions.The new arena is a public-private partnership between the city  and Events Facilities Fort Worth. The city is expected to pay for about half of the project, said James Horner, assistant facilities and public events director for the city.The arena is meant to attract “events that currently pass Fort Worth by,” Horner said.Construction crews started work on the arena’s parking garage last month. The facility and its surrounding amenities are projected to be completed by fall 2019.The arena’s purposeThe new multipurpose arena is meant to compliment Will Rogers Coliseum, which was built in 1936.“It dates back to some studies that were done in the mid-90’s that said the current arena is outdated and needs to be replaced,” Horner said.He said the new arena should draw a “broader spectrum” of events to the area, from concerts, Ringling Bros. Circus, Disney on Ice to preliminary rounds of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.“The concert industry has basically left Fort Worth,” Horner said. “Not because we’re bad people, just because the arena is outdated.”A timeline of planning and construction for Fort Worth\’s new multipurpose arena.He said the facility will also fill various needs in the community.“There are schools in the area that are busting at the seams trying to find a place to hold their high school graduations,” he said. “There are a whole lot of schools out there clamoring for space and dates.”Horner said there have also been conversations with different colleges in the area to host their basketball games in the new arena.How much it will costIn 2014, voters agreed to pay half of the cost of the  $450 million arena and parking garage.Public finances are capped at $225 million. Private financing is expected to cover the remaining costs.The arena will also benefit from state funding and eventually provide additional tax revenue for the city, said Fort Worth council member Dennis Shingleton.“We have state participation which gives us what’s called a “venue project” from the state,” Shingleton said. “It allows us to capture taxes on the arena, once we pass the voting referendum from November.”last_img read more

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Experts Talk Property Management, Investment, and Servicing

first_imgSign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Compliance Five Star Conference FSC 2018 Investment Property Management Property Preservation Servicing Rules 2018-09-17 David Wharton in Daily Dose, Featured, Investment, Journal, News, REO, Servicing September 17, 2018 4,516 Views The Five Star Conference’s Monday labs took attendees on a tour through three crucial subsets of the industry: property management, investment, and servicing and compliance. The labs were open to all conference attendees and aimed at providing the strategic insights and industry expertise housing professionals need.The day kicked off with the Property Management Lab at 9 a.m., with a focus on spurring discussions between mortgage servicers, government agencies, and field service companies on the latest challenges and developments in the realm of property preservation. Oscar Posadas, VP, Wells Fargo Financial, served as Lab Director. Topics during the Property Management Lab ranged from best practices for servicers and service providers, tackling issues related to recently conveyed properties, successfully partnering with third-party vendors, and handling the aftermath of a natural disaster. Participating organizations included U.S. Bank, Mr. Cooper, PennyMac Loan Services, Beal Bank, Caliber Home Loans, and more, as well as government organizations such as HUD and the GSEs.A returning Five Star staple, the Servicing and Compliance Lab invited top mortgage professionals to learn new strategies to enhance operations, manage costs, service homeowners, and safeguard portfolios from embedded risk. Yvette Gilmore, VP of Servicer Relationship and Performance Management for the Single-Family Division of Freddie Mac, served as Lab Director. Topics of discussion for this year’s S&C Lab included a “State of Servicing” presentation from Kevin Brungardt, CEO, RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing Corporation; a look at where the industry is headed in the year to come; an up-to-date look at how servicing rules and regulations are evolving, and a deep dive into the ways new concepts and tech are revolutionizing servicing. Other participating organizations included Mr. Cooper, EY, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, the Collingwood Group, Aspen Grove Solutions, the GSEs, and more.Running concurrent to the Servicing and Compliance Lab, the Investment Lab explored the state of single-family investment in 2018, what factors could impact your investment strategies, and ways to optimize and protect your assets while keeping an eye open for new opportunities. With Matt Reilly, Head of Acquisitions, Stonecrest Financial, serving as the Lab Director, the Investment Lab featured insights from subject-matter experts representing Residential Assisted Living Academy, Skyhill Financial, Carrington Mortgage Services, CoreVest Finance, Aspire Financial, Castle Rock Capital, SWBC, and many more.To read our full coverage of the 2018 Five Star Conference and Expo, click here. Tagged with: Compliance Five Star Conference FSC 2018 Investment Property Management Property Preservation Servicing Rules Previous: Brian Montgomery on the Future of FHA Next: Building Better Disaster Relief for Homeowners  Print This Post David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img Home / Daily Dose / Experts Talk Property Management, Investment, and Servicing Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Experts Talk Property Management, Investment, and Servicing The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

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Sliabh League included on ‘International Appalachian Trail’

first_img Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Pinterest Facebook Previous articleDUP also committed to Altnagelvin radiotherapy unitNext articleGAA – Donegal’s U21 Reign Comes To An End News Highland Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry News Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th center_img By News Highland – March 25, 2011 Google+ Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp WhatsApp Ireland is being included in the so-called ‘International Appalachian Trail’, an extension of the world-renowned walking route on the Canada/US border.The original trail stretches for 2,000 miles along the Appalachian Mountains from Georgia to Maine and attracts 2.5 million hikers every year.The new proposed link will see the Irish section of the international trail start at the coastal cliffs of Slieve League in Co Donegal and extend to the Antrim coast, finishing in Ballycastle. Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Sliabh League included on ‘International Appalachian Trail’last_img read more

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Drunk garbage truck driver plows into 9 cars: Police

first_imgWABC(NEW YORK) — A drunk garbage truck driver in Brooklyn, New York, left an unbelievable trail of destruction in his wake Saturday morning, according to police.According to police, Anthony Castaldo, 40, was driving the garbage truck in Borough Park, Brooklyn, on Saturday morning when he plowed into nine cars parked on the side of the street, took out a tree and knocked over a house’s front porch.Castaldo was charged with driving while impaired, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident and refusing to take a Breathalyzer test.Several cars were completely totaled, with some stacked on top of each other, and a large tree sheared in half.Castaldo drives for Viking Sanitation, which said it immediately suspended the driver.“Our company has a long track record of safety and we hold ourselves to high standards, including random drug testing for drivers,” the company told WABC in a statement. “It appears that this driver failed to adhere to our standards and he was immediately suspended as part of the ongoing investigation of this serious incident.”No one was injured in the accident. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Moulting and growth of the early stages of two species of Antarctic calanoid copepod in relation to differences in food supply

first_imgInstantaneous measurements of moulting and growth of the early copepodite stages of 2 species of Antarctic copepod, Rhincalanus gigas and Calanoides acutus, were made at 4 regions around South Georgia during austral summer 1996/1997. Sea surface temperature was ~3°C across the study area whereas chlorophyll a concentrations were considerably higher towards the western end of the island. Despite this, moulting rate experiments showed that stage durations of both species were invariably short with no significant regional differences. Stage durations of R. gigas CI, CII and CIII averaged 9, 28 and 15 d respectively, and those of CII, CIII and CIV C. acutus were 4, 7, and 16 d respectively. Daily mass-specific growth rates were lower and less variable in R. gigas (mean 0.05 d-1) than in C. acutus (mean 0.14 d-1), and showed no measurable regional differences. Those for C. acutus however, were higher off-shelf at the western end of the island where the copepodites were heavier than elsewhere. In addition to variations in concentration of chlorophyll a, qualitative differences in the microplankton food supply may also have influenced growth rates. Large diatoms were far more abundant off-shelf at the western end of the island compared to elsewhere, where micro-flagellates and small diatoms dominated. It is suggested that the more opportunistic feeding mode of R. gigas gave stability to its growth rate, whereas C. acutus, which is predominantly herbivorous, was affected by the fluctuations in phytoplankton concentrations and species composition. Moulting occurred within a narrow range of carbon and dry mass for both species, although this range varied between stations.last_img read more

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Andrew Kocher Suspended for 10 Years by FEI Tribunal

first_img Email* Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. The FEI Tribunal has suspended US Jumping athlete Andrew Kocher for 10 years and disqualified him from eight events between June 2018 and November 2019 for using electric spurs on horses. The athlete has also been fined CHF 10,000 and ordered to pay costs of CHF 7,500.The FEI Legal Department notified the athlete on 29 June 2020 that an investigation had been opened following allegations about electric spur use reported to the independent Equestrian Community Integrity Unit (ECIU). It was alleged that Mr Kocher had used electric spurs on a number of FEI registered and national horses in international and national events, and during training.Following the investigation, the FEI formally opened disciplinary proceedings against Mr Kocher in October 2020. He was provisionally suspended on 28 October 2020 pending a hearing before the FEI Tribunal, and this period will be credited against the full suspension, meaning that the athlete is ineligible through to 27 October 2030.During the suspension the athlete is barred from participating in or attending, in any capacity, including as a spectator, any competition or event that is authorised or organised by the FEI or any National Federation.The sanctions also include disqualification of all results obtained at events for which the FEI Tribunal was provided with photographic evidence establishing the athlete’s use of electric spurs. The eight events are: CSI4* Hickstead (GBR), 21-24 June 2018; CSI3* Lexington (USA), 14-18 May 2019; CSI2* Lexington (USA), 22-26 May 2019); CSI5* Calgary (CAN), 5-9 June 2019; CSI5* Calgary (CAN), 27-39 June 2019; CSI3* Traverse City (USA), 7-11 August 2019; CSI3*-W Columbus (USA), 2-6 October 2019; and CSI4*-W Toronto (CAN), 5-9 November 2019.These sanctions form the operative part of the FEI Tribunal decision. The full reasoned decision will be published here in due course. Parties can appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) within 21 days of receipt of the full decision. Tags: FEI Tribunal, Andrew Kocher, electric spurs, suspended, disqualified, More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes. SIGN UP Horse Sport Enewslast_img read more

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