ICE Asia goes digital after in-person event postponed

first_img ICE Asia goes digital after in-person event postponed ICE Asia will follow Clarion Gaming’s ICE North America in becoming a digital show in 2020, after the in-person event scheduled for June this year was shifted to May 2021. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: People Strategy Regions: Asia ICE Asia will follow Clarion Gaming’s ICE North America in becoming a digital show in 2020, after the in-person event scheduled for June this year was shifted to May 2021.With the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic making face-to-face meetings impossible, Clarion Gaming and SiGMA have launched ICE-SiGMA Asia Digital. This will be an online-only event that runs from 8-10 June, when the event was originally scheduled to take place in Manila.It will be comprised of three days of content focused on gaming in Asia, incorporating local operators, thought leaders and industry experts. Topics to be discussed include technological innovation, the future of gaming, and how the market can recover once the pandemic subsides.It will feature a series of panel discussions and keynote presentations, as well as employing an online networking platform to allow attendees and participants to hold meetings and make connections via video.The physical event, meanwhile, has been rescheduled for 27-28 May, 2021.“My team and I continue to empathise with our global gaming community, as well as industries and supply chains around the world, that are being affected by Covid-19,” Clarion Gaming managing director Kate Chambers said.“We understand the deep impact the virus continues to have with our friends and colleagues across the Asia region and globally, and our best wishes go out to them.“These are unprecedented times and we would like to keep our communication channels open and understand the challenges unfolding across the Asian gaming community.  If we can help in any way, I would be delighted to hear from the industry on my personal email: [email protected]”SiGMA Group founder and chief executive Eman Pulis added that Covid-19 had provided “a unique opportunity to rethink how we live and work”.“In line with SiGMA Group’s commitment to facilitating new business opportunities for key players in the global igaming and emerging tech sectors, the digital conference will embrace the difficulties we are facing at a time when working together has never been more important,” he explained.More information on the event, as well as a registration form for ICE-SiGMA Asia DIGITAL, from 8 to 10 June 2020, can be found here.The shift to digital for the Asian event comes after ICE North America Digital was announced last month. Running from 11 to 15 May, this event will see three hours of content broadcast daily, featuring some of the leading operators, executives and suppliers in the market.ICE North America, meanwhile, has been rescheduled for Spring 2021 in New Orleans.center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 7th April 2020 | By contenteditor People Email Addresslast_img read more

3XN Designs Residential Complex for Downtown Vienna

first_imgSave this picture!© 3XNWritten by Connor WalkerMay 03, 2014 Share ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/502758/3xn-designs-residential-complex-for-downtown-vienna Clipboard CopyInternational design firm 3XN has recently won a competition to design a residential building in downtown Vienna, Austria. Being so close to the historic center of the city, the project required a unique but unobtrusive appearance. With this in mind, a subtle, curving façade composed of warm colors was developed for the exterior.As project architect Jan Ammundsen puts it, “We have created a building that in terms of its volume, materiality and color scheme elements fit into the historic surroundings but through an expressive design with its curved façade the building has its own identity and creates an urban space for city life.” The concave exterior frames an intimate public plaza that provides visual relief from the dense city blocks of Vienna. This plaza also acts as the entrance to the building. Save this picture!© 3XNThe curvature of the building allows for the apartments within to be brightly lit, many of them being exposed to daylight from two sides. The first floor of the building is given over to public spaces such as a gym, a wine cellar, and community gardens.Save this picture!© 3XNCompetitionVienna Residential ComplexAwardFirst PrizeArchitects3XNLocationVienna, AustriaArchitect in ChargeJan AmmundsenArea16000.0 sqmPhotographs3XNCompetitionVienna Residential ComplexAwardFirst PrizeLocationVienna, AustriaPhotographsCourtesy of 3XNArea16000.0 m2Image gallerySee allShow lessA Manifesto For Icons and Architecture Infatuated By FormPublicationsUniversidad de Chile – Juan Gomez Millas Campus Classroom Building / Marsino Arquit…Selected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Vienna, AustriaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” Copy#TagsArchitecture CompetitionsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsViennaHousingResidentialText Message HtmlCite: Connor Walker. “3XN Designs Residential Complex for Downtown Vienna” 03 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore products »Read commentsSave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 “COPY” 3XN Designs Residential Complex for Downtown ViennaSave this articleSave3XN Designs Residential Complex for Downtown Vienna 3XN Designs Residential Complex for Downtown Vienna ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/502758/3xn-designs-residential-complex-for-downtown-vienna Clipboard Architecture Competitionslast_img read more

Cascaid launches relationship fundraising division

first_imgCascaid launches relationship fundraising division Howard Lake | 9 January 2006 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Fundraising and marketing agency Cascaid has launched a specialist Donor Care Division led by John Grain to offer “holistic donor care services”.Cascaid says that its new Donor Care is “the first of its kind” in the UK charity sector that fills “a gaping hole in the marketplace for the needs of charities competing to hold on to their supporters”.The new division is lead by John Grain, who spent ten years as in donor relationship marketing at Oxfam. As Cascaid’s Director of Supporter Services John also joins the Board of Cascaid Marketing. 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.center_img Alan Clayton, founder and Managing Director of the Cascaid Group, explained the reason behind the new specialist division: People are at last recognising the need to protect their investments, to retain, develop and build the value of the donors they have already connected with”, he said. “We intend to help our clients do just that as we bring into play highly sophisticated services that will lead the field in lifetime value marketing.” Practical functions supporting the service include a wide variety of techniques such as the development of strategies, donor care audits, reviews of current activity, competitive market analysis and mystery shopping, and research and focus groups. These are supported by practical training, staff recruitment, team building and sourcing, appointing and managing third party services and suppliers. Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Individual giving Recruitment / people  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Yinka Shonibare artwork supports campaign against arts funding cuts

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: arts Funding grant cuts Law / policy Fourth Plinth artist Yinka Shonibare MBE is the latest artist to create a work designed to support the campaign against the government’s proposed funding cuts of the arts.His work shows a slash across a piece of brightly coloured African fabric with the caption: “Stop Cutting”.Shonibare uses African fabrics to explore issues about identity and culture in contemporary society, and this is evident in his commission for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square: Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle, installed in May this year, features patterned African fabrics for sails.The campaign against the proposed cuts of the arts is supported by over 100 leading British artists, and is organised by the London branch of a national consortium of over 2,000 arts organisations and artists dedicated to working together and finding new ways to support the arts in the UK.Each week the work of a different artist, created in response to the campaign, will be released. The campaign was launched on 10 September with a new video by David Shrigley and a campaign poster by Jeremy Deller, Scott King and William Morris. This was followed by a new work by Mark Wallinger.Supporters of the artists’ campaign are being asked to sign a petition which will be sent to the Culture Secretary, Jeremy Hunt MP. It points out that it has taken 50 years to create a vibrant arts culture in Britain and appeals to the government not to risk destroying this long-term achievement and the social and economic benefits it brings to all.www.savethearts.org.uk Yinka Shonibare artwork supports campaign against arts funding cuts 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. Howard Lake | 28 September 2010 | News  94 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Only half of small charities confident in identifying & tackling risk

first_img Just over half of UK small charities (54%) lack confidence in their ability to manage risk, while 47% say they are only partially confident in their capacity to identify and assess risk, according to a new report.The report, Under the radar: risk management in small charities, was commissioned by professional indemnity insurance provider PolicyBee from the Suffolk Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Suffolk. It also reveals that one in ten small charities (those with an income under £500,000) say they don’t have or aren’t sure whether they have any risk management measures in place to ensure they achieve their objectives and safeguard funds and assets. The majority (87%) only have one measure in place.Sixty-four per cent of respondents cited a lack of time, followed by a lack of funds (52%) as the major barriers to putting risk management measures in place, with lack of expertise highlighted by 39%.In addition, 62% said they had never received risk and governance training, with the biggest hurdles being lack of funding (57%), lack of time (50%) and not knowing where to access training (45%).The report identifies risk to funding as the outright biggest concern for small charities in the next 12 months whether that be external funding, including grants (70%) or their capacity to generate income streams (74%). The next most pressing risks are their ability to recruit trustees and staff (62%) and then managing the risks associated with them.However, many small charities are not familiar with the organisations that provide risk and governance advice, according to the report. 60% are not very familiar with seven of the main regulatory bodies and umbrella organisations that support charities in the UK, while nearly a third had never contacted their local community foundation.PolicyBee’s Dominique Fell-Clark, who is also founder of The Women & Girls Fund, said:“At a time when the charities sector as a whole is under increasing scrutiny, the lack of funding and resources among small charities is leading to shortfalls in risk management. This puts many in danger of sleepwalking into a governance and compliance crisis.“The requirement for good governance applies equally to charities of all sizes but external advice can be difficult to access for small charities. Some don’t know where to go, or that advice is even available. And some don’t have the confidence to engage. While some organisations may be fortunate enough to have experienced trustees, many will not, leaving them poorly equipped to identify and deploy the measures required to protect both the individuals within an organisation and the organisation itself.”“We are fortunate in the UK to have a robust infrastructure of professional bodies for the charities sector as a whole, and we are urging this group to give serious thought to what their risks are and how they can manage them better.”PolicyBee has launched an online Charity & Community Help Hub, to point small charities directly to useful information that can help them. It filters the support advice available to deliver a one-stop-shop platform of third-party resources.  95 total views,  1 views today Melanie May | 4 December 2018 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Tagged with: governance research Advertisement Only half of small charities confident in identifying & tackling risk  96 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10last_img read more

Article on history textbooks given as reason for weekly supplement’s closure

first_imgNews Help by sharing this information ChinaAsia – Pacific March 12, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders voiced dismay today on learning the reasons given by China’s Publicity Department (the former Propaganda Department) for closing China Youth Daily’s liberal weekly supplement, Bing Dian, yesterday.Editor Li Datong said the authorities singled out an 18 January article entitled “Modernisation and history textbooks,” saying it expressed a “dangerous” view of the foreign occupation of China at the end of the 19th century. The supplement was accused of hurting national sentiment by romanticizing the invasion.The offending article ceased to be available on the newspaper’s website today. Clicking on a link to the article brings up the message: “We are sorry. This page does not exist.”In an attempt to avert an outcry, the Publicity Department sent a message to all the leading Chinese media forbidding them to mention Bing Dian’s closure. China Youth Daily’s management has meanwhile banned Li from access the newspaper’s intranet. His blog has also been blocked. Li said he intended to appeal to the Chinese Communist Party’s disciplinary control commission.In an e-mail message to his colleagues, Li voiced his sadness about Bing Dian’s closure by recounting this anecdote:“I have a neighbour who is more than 70 years old. He is a retired Academy of Social Sciences professor. He was a China Youth Daily subscriber. He was disappointed to learn of Bing Dian’s closure and went to the post office to cancel his subscription. The postal employee asked why, pointing out that there would be a two-yuan charge for the cancellation. The old professor said he had only wanted a subscription to Bing Dian, but this was not possible so he was forced to subscribe to China Youth Daily. As Bing Dian no longer existed, there was no point buying the newspaper. The post office employee asked him: ‘What was so interesting about Bing Dian?’ The old professor replied: ‘Bing Dian said a few words of truth, that’s all.’ The employee said: ‘If that’s the case, I will do the cancellation for you and you won’t have to pay the charge.’” Organisation China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures News Receive email alerts Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Follow the news on China Newscenter_img to go further ChinaAsia – Pacific RSF_en ————————————————————25.01.2006Popular weekly supplement closed in new attack on the liberal pressReporters Without Borders condemned the closure today of the pioneering weekly supplement Bing Dian (Freezing Point), which until this week was published every Wednesday by Zhongguo Qingnian Bao (China Youth Daily). The sudden decision ends two years of friction between the supplement’s editor, Li Datong, and the newspaper’s owner, the Communist Youth League. “After the crises at Xin Jing Bao and Nanfang Dushi Bao in the past month, Bing Dian’s closure confirms that the Communist Party’s propaganda chiefs want to reduce the room for expression for the liberal newspapers to zero,” the press freedom organisation said.“We are very concerned at where this crackdown could lead, because it is gaining pace in the run-up to the Spring festivities,” Reporters Without Borders added, calling on Zhongguo Qingnian Bao’s editors to reverse their decision and resume publishing the supplement.Li was summoned by Communist Youth League officials yesterday and notified that his supplement was being closed. He was not told why, or what would happen to the 13 journalists who worked on the supplement. Bing Dian was not on sale in news stands today while the newspaper’s intranet site said nothing about the closure. Reporters Without Borders confirmed that its discussion forum (www.cyol.net), was blocked. A message said this was due to a technical problem.Li, who is well-known, told the Associated Press news agency that he was very angry. “I cannot reveal to you all the details of this case,” he told the editor of Radio Free Asia. “For the time being, Bing Dian will no long appear and there is nothing we can do about it,” he said, stressing that it would be “dangerous” for him to say any more.One of Li’s former colleagues said he had done everything possible to promote investigative journalism and the critical examination of social problems. The publication of an essay by a Taiwanese woman politician entitled “Perhaps you do not know Taiwan” in the supplement last October triggered a heated debate in China.Li was fierce critic of Li Erliang, who was appointed by the Communist Youth League as Zhongguo Qingnian Bao’s editor at the end of 2004. He published an open letter condemning the management’s decision to impose new criteria on the journalists and to make promotions and raises conditional on the praise received from the Publicity Department (the former Propaganda Department).“Bing Dian has been in the Chinese Communist Party’s sights ever since the publication of that open letter,” dissident Liu Xiaobo told Radio Free Asia. Created in 1995, Bing Dian was very popular and had a print run of 400,000. January 26, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Article on history textbooks given as reason for weekly supplement’s closure News April 27, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders condemns China Youth Daily’s decision today to close its popular supplement Bing Dian. No explanation was given to its editor, Li Datong (photo). The closure is the latest in a series of attacks by the Chinese authorities on liberal journalists. 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Fannie Mae Forecasts Economic Growth Despite Global Headwinds

first_imgSign up for DS News Daily in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market Xhevrije West is a talented writer and editor based in Dallas, Texas. She has worked for a number of publications including The Syracuse New Times, Dallas Flow Magazine, and Bellwethr Magazine. She completed her Bachelors at Alcorn State University and went on to complete her Masters at Syracuse University. Previous: Lawmakers Aggressively Push GSE Reform Act Next: Shrinking REO Inventory Drives Down Cash Sales Share “Despite mixed housing and mortgage market data, our forecast for housing activity is little changed over the past several months,” Duncan said. “The supply of existing homes remains lean amid slowing new single-family construction, putting significant upward pressure on home prices. While this helps boost home equity, it hurts affordability, especially for potential first-time homebuyers.””Meanwhile, we expect mortgage rates to rise only gradually through next year, and an improving income trend should help support affordability. We foresee total home sales improving further in 2016, albeit at less than half of the 8.0 percent increase expected this year,” he said.Click here to view the full report. Fannie Mae Forecasts Economic Growth Despite Global Headwinds Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Tagged with: Fannie Mae Housing Market U.S. Economy Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Fannie Mae Housing Market U.S. Economy 2015-11-19 Brian Honea Economic growth is expected to move upward in the fourth quarter following a disappointing third quarter, according to Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research (ESR) Group.The research shows that economic growth for all of 2015 is projected to reach 2.2 percent, with a another increase in 2016 to 2.4 percent. The ESR Group attributes the growth spurt to solid consumer spending growth, an uptick in construction activity, and growing home sales and prices. These positive economic condition should offset global headwinds.However, Fannie Mae reported that a strong U.S. dollar and weak global growth will likely continue to place negative pressure on manufacturing and exports in the near term.He continued, “An uptick in average hourly earnings and low unemployment numbers in the October jobs report are contributing to a positive outlook for consumer spending. In addition, recent data suggesting that consumers are becoming more comfortable using their credit cards and that banks are loosening lending standards amid rising demand for consumer loans bodes well for future growth.”In terms of the housing market, Fannie Mae says that “recent housing and mortgage news has been mixed.”Housing starts rebounded in September to more than 1.2 million units, following two months of declines, the report showed. Meanwhile permits and new home sales both decreased in September. Existing home sales did well in September, almost returning to July’s expansion best, while pending home sales fell.”We see consumer spending as the biggest driver of growth moving into 2016, backed by positive fundamentals including an improving labor market and household net worth.”Doug Duncan, Fannie Mae Chief Economist Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Xhevrije West November 19, 2015 1,090 Views Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Fannie Mae Forecasts Economic Growth Despite Global Headwindslast_img read more

Which States Are Best for Millennials?

first_img About Author: Scott Morgan in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, News The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily April 10, 2018 2,064 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Auction.com Adds Min Alexander as COO Next: Serious Delinquencies Still Elevated in Hurricane-Impacted Markets Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing.  Print This Post Tagged with: Affordability best states to live Homebuyers Millennial Homebuyers Millennials WalletHub Home / Daily Dose / Which States Are Best for Millennials? Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Which States Are Best for Millennials? Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Affordability best states to live Homebuyers Millennial Homebuyers Millennials WalletHub 2018-04-10 David Wharton Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Determining the best states for millennials to live in is not as straightforward as it might at first seem, but signs do point toward the upper Midwest. So says a new report from WalletHub that looks at where being a millennial is most fitting to budgets and lifestyles.Overall, WalletHub ranked the District of Columbia as the top place for millennials. Washington, D.C., ranked first overall in education and health, quality of life, and civic engagement. It also has the highest percentage of millennials already living there (though the number was not provided) and ranked 16th overall in economic health. Iowa and West Virginia offer the cheapest housing for millennials, according to WalletHub; Hawaii and California the highest. West Virginia was also second on the list of states with the highest percentage of millennial homeowners. One of the biggest issues millennials face, of course, is money. “Despite their trillion-dollar purchasing power and higher educational attainment, millennials are economically worse off than their parents,” the report stated. The reasons have to do with the financial crisis a decade ago.“Millennials have come of age and entered the workforce in the shadow of the Great Recession, which has significantly reduced their job prospects and earning potential for decades to come,” according to the report. “By one estimate, millennials today earn 20 percent less than Baby Boomers did at the same age.”That makes D.C. a little more of a question mark if money truly is a big concern. Though the district offers the highest average earnings for millennials, it also ranked 43rd overall in affordability. On the other hand, North Dakota, ranked number two on WalletHub’s list, was first overall in affordability and economic health. It also ranked ninth in quality of life, has the second-highest percentage of millennials, and the features lowest rate of unemployed millennials.Cold climes, in general, ranked high on the list. Minnesota, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Colorado, and South Dakota, in fact, all ranked in the top 10.Texas, a popular state for millennials to make a home, ranked the second-most-affordable state for young Americans. The tradeoff is that, while the state rated well on quality of life and economic health, it ranked almost at the bottom for civic engagement, education, and health. That said, Texas has the lowest percentage of millennials suffering from depression. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

Highland’s Farming News – Thursday 14th July

first_img Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Google+ Pinterest Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By admin – July 14, 2016 WhatsApp A 15 Minute Programme presented by Chris Ashmore every Thursday at 7.05pm highlighting all that’s happening in the farming community.Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/FARMING.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. NewsPlayback Twitter Twittercenter_img Facebook Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Previous articleGold for Kieran Murray at World Transplant GamesNext articleBarton sticks with same starters for qualifier trip to Cavan admin 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Google+ Highland’s Farming News – Thursday 14th July Facebook WhatsApp Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences releasedlast_img read more

‘There’s just snakes everywhere’: Pest control removes 45 rattlesnakes from under Texas man’s home

first_imgNathan Hawkins/Big Country Snakes(ALBANY, Texas) — A Texas resident’s world was rattled after he learn he was sharing his home with several dozen deadly reptiles.Last week, the man crawled beneath his home near Albany to fix his cable line because his television was “acting up” due to the high winds in the area, Abilene-based Big Country Snake Removal wrote on Facebook.While down there, the man saw a “few” rattlesnakes and quickly crawled out and called the professional snake removers, according to the company.But when they got there, they immediately “saw that that wasn’t the case.”Several rattlers can be heard in the background of the video Big Country Snake Removal posted to social media.“You can see there’s a baby there, one there, there’s one right in front of me here, there’s on up top right there, there’s several over there, and then … there’s a huge pile of them right there,” the brave professional remover says, pointing to several locations with a flashlight.He continued, “There’s some really big snakes over there. There’s just snakes everywhere under here.”The removal strategy consisted of retrieving the closest snakes first and then working back to the corner where most of the snakes were located.The serpents didn’t go without a fight. The video shows the men, lying on their torso due to the limited head space, carefully maneuvering the snake traps as the hissing reptiles attempted to squirm and wiggle free from the tool’s grasp.“We just want to make sure that they can’t get behind us and we’re aware of where they’re at at all times,” the man said. “We still got a long way to go.”The company removed a total of 45 rattlesnakes from the home.The residents, who keep their yard “nice and clean,” would only see a few rattlesnakes each year.“Rattlesnakes don’t care how nice your house is or what kind car you drive — they care simply about survival,” the company said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more