YouView hires Lord Sugar

first_img Tags: NULL Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapKatt Williams Explains Why He Believes There ‘Is No Cancel Culture’ inThe Wrap LORD SUGAR yesterday joined the board of online TV venture YouView as chairman, after his predecessor Kip Meek left the group suddenly after just eight months. YouView, a joint venture between broadcasters and internet providers, said Amstrad founder Sugar had been hired to inject some media experience into the boardroom. Meek said: “It has been apparent for some time that the YouView board would benefit from additional expertise in consumer marketing and technology delivery.”The YouView set-top box was due to launch in 2010 but has been beset by delays, and is now expected to become available in early 2012.The box will allow viewers to stream on-demand TV through a broadband connection. Meek, a former Ofcom director, joined in July and guided the group over several regulatory hurdles. whatsapp Show Comments ▼ KCS-content whatsappcenter_img Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodaySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald Monday 7 March 2011 9:34 pm YouView hires Lord Sugar last_img read more

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Pettersen named CEO of EveryMatrix’s CasinoEngine

first_img Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Casino & games 24th June 2020 | By Conor Mulheir Email Address Pettersen named CEO of EveryMatrix’s CasinoEngine EveryMatrix has announced the appointment of Stian Enger Pettersen as chief executive officer for the company’s casino business unit. Companies: EveryMatrixcenter_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Casino & games EveryMatrix has announced the appointment of Stian Enger Pettersen as Chief Executive Officer for its casino business unit, CasinoEngine.Pettersen joined EveryMatrix in 2015 as a product owner and was deeply involved in developing CasinoEngine, its casino integration platform, as well as BonusEngine, which helps operators tailor their acquisition and retention strategies to their customers.EveryMatrix Group CEO Ebbe Groes described CasinoEngine as the company’s “best product”. Pettersen “knows the casino vertical inside-out”, he added.“He did an incredible job with BonusEngine, which is now one of our biggest differentiators on the market,” Groes continued. “He’s hands-on, with both business and technical understanding, which is very rare, and has a clear vision which resonates very well with our team.”Pettersen added: “It is a pleasure to be involved in a very successful product which re-shaped the way our clients compete in the casino space. I’m excited to continue the good work we’ve done in the past years and help casinos be more competitive, profitable, and exceed all their goals.”CasinoEngine’s latest integration is with BetVictor, which will start offering NetEnt-owned Red Tiger Gaming content through CasinoEngine’s advanced APIs.Through a single integration in the operator’s front-end, wallet and platform, it will gain access to Red Tiger’s network jackpots.“We are pleased to be working with BetVictor on their content RNG offering,” Pettersen said of the deal. “Their huge success is owed to their high-performing sportsbook, but I am sure that their investments into the casino side will pay off as well in the near future and help set them apart from other operators with less diversified gaming portfolios.” Regions: Europelast_img read more

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First Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm) Q12020 Interim Report

first_imgFirst Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about First Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm)  2020 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileFirst Quantum Minerals Limited is an international holding company overseeing the extraction of copper, nickel, gold, zinc and acid through mining operations in Zambia, Australia, Finland, Turkey, Spain and Mauritania. The mining corporation operates six mines: Kansanshi copper-gold mine, Guelb Moghrein copper-gold mine, Las Cruces copper mine, Pyhasalmi copper-zinc mine, Ravensthorpe nickel-cobalt mine and Cayeli copper-zinc mine. Its subsidiary divisions have interests in evaluating and acquiring mineral properties, regulatory reporting, treasury and finance, corporate administration, and a metal marketing division. Copper is the main commodity mined by First Quantum Minerals in Zambia, and gold is a by-product commodity. First Quantum Minerals Limited is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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UK stock investing: 2 shares I’d buy today for passive income

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Conor Coyle | Tuesday, 9th March, 2021 | More on: SSE VOD Image source: Getty Images “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Conor Coyle One investing goal of mine is to generate more passive income. I want to be able to bring in more money from my holdings without having to constantly look for opportunities and actively manage my portfolio.With UK stock investing, one of the ways I can do this is to look for companies that pay consistent dividends. Dividends are payouts that companies make to shareholders when profits are strong enough and when they’re confident about their outlook.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…All companies reinvest in their own growth, but some invest more than others. Many FTSE 100 companies prefer to provide greater payouts to their shareholders.While there are merits to both approaches, income shares are very popular and today I’m going to look at two UK stocks I’d buy to help me generate passive income through dividends.Vodafone Telecommunications provider Vodafone (LSE:VOD) is one of the most generous in the FTSE 100 when it comes to dividend payments. Boasting a yield of 6.3% based on its current share price of 125p, Vodafone has been a favourite of income investors for years.The company returned to profit growth in its most recent quarter, which encourages me. It’s one of the key players in a market with a high barrier to entry which I also like. I’d be happy to invest in Vodafone for passive income generation, but there are risks I’m aware of.The telecoms giant’s share price performance leaves a lot to be desired. If I look back at its performance over the last year (-11%), two years (-7%) and five years (-43%), it doesn’t have a great record for growth.Vodafone is also an expensive business to run, considering the infrastructure needed to maintain its telecoms systems. This can hurt profits and could affect the dividend. But on balance, I remain upbeat about its prospects.SSEAnother UK stock I think could provide me with solid dividend income is energy supplier SSE (LSE:SSE). It’s one of the largest suppliers of electricity and gas in the UK, with an enticing dividend of just over 6% at current prices.One reason I think SSE would be a good addition to my portfolio is that it’s quite a defensive stock. Despite the economic difficulties of the last year, profits have remained strong as people still need their power supply.While earnings for its full financial year are expected to be down, earnings per share are still forecast to come in between 85p and 90p. The company has also said it expects to increase its dividend payments as part of a five-year dividend plan.SSE also committed early to the adoption of renewable energy sources and is one of the leaders in this space already, which offers potential for the future.Again though, there are risks to be aware of when buying SSE shares. Share price growth has been less than impressive in recent years. The price was 1,475p a year ago, but despite a climb to 1,612p on 8 January, the shares retreated to 1,313p on Monday. This may be due to regulatory pressure, after SSE was among a group of energy suppliers slapped on the wrist by Ofgem for overcharging customers.I don’t see enough of a reason for that fall though. I do see a buying opportunity. Given SSE’s dividend yield, so I’d add it to my portfolio for passive income. 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Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares UK stock investing: 2 shares I’d buy today for passive income I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. 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On This Day: July 5th, 1946

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 On July 5, 1946, French designer Louis Reard unveils a daring two-piece swimsuit at the Piscine Molitor, a popular swimming pool in Paris. Parisian showgirl Micheline Bernardini modeled the new fashion, which Reard dubbed “bikini,” inspired by a news-making U.S. atomic test that took place off the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean earlier that week.European women first began wearing two-piece bathing suits that consisted of a halter top and shorts in the 1930s, but only a sliver of the midriff was revealed and the navel was vigilantly covered. In the United States, the modest two-piece made its appearance during World War II, when wartime rationing of fabric saw the removal of the skirt panel and other superfluous material. Meanwhile, in Europe, fortified coastlines and Allied invasions curtailed beach life during the war, and swimsuit development, like everything else non-military, came to a standstill.In 1946, Western Europeans joyously greeted the first war-free summer in years, and French designers came up with fashions to match the liberated mood of the people. Two French designers, Jacques Heim and Louis Reard, developed competing prototypes of the bikini. Heim called his the “atom” and advertised it as “the world’s smallest bathing suit.” Reard’s swimsuit, which was basically a bra top and two inverted triangles of cloth connected by string, was in fact significantly smaller. Made out of a scant 30 inches of fabric, Reard promoted his creation as “smaller than the world’s smallest bathing suit.” Reard called his creation the bikini, named after the Bikini Atoll.Louis Reard, designer of the bikini.In planning the debut of his new swimsuit, Reard had trouble finding a professional model who would deign to wear the scandalously skimpy two-piece. So he turned to Micheline Bernardini, an exotic dancer at the Casino de Paris, who had no qualms about appearing nearly nude in public. As an allusion to the headlines that he knew his swimsuit would generate, he printed newspaper type across the suit that Bernardini modeled on July 5 at the Piscine Molitor. The bikini was a hit, especially among men, and Bernardini received some 50,000 fan letters.Before long, bold young women in bikinis were causing a sensation along the Mediterranean coast. Spain and Italy passed measures prohibiting bikinis on public beaches but later capitulated to the changing times when the swimsuit grew into a mainstay of European beaches in the 1950s. Reard’s business soared, and in advertisements he kept the bikini mystique alive by declaring that a two-piece suit wasn’t a genuine bikini “unless it could be pulled through a wedding ring.”In prudish America, the bikini was successfully resisted until the early 1960s, when a new emphasis on youthful liberation brought the swimsuit en masse to U.S. beaches. It was immortalized by the pop singer Brian Hyland, who sang “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka-Dot Bikini” in 1960, by the teenage “beach blanket” movies of Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon, and by the California surfing culture celebrated by rock groups like the Beach Boys. Since then, the popularity of the bikini has only continued to grow.For more information on this day in history and for videos on the subjects, go here. The Anatomy of Fear On This Day in History: Bikini IntroducedFrom The HIstory Channel Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate center_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSBikiniHistory ChannelLouis ReardOn This Day in History Previous articleDemings Claims Victory in First Primary Election DebateNext articleWhen in Doubt, Check it Out: Heartburn vs. Heart Attack Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

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Résidence Belcourt / Atelier Pierre Thibault

first_img Résidence Belcourt / Atelier Pierre Thibault Résidence Belcourt / Atelier Pierre ThibaultSave this projectSaveRésidence Belcourt / Atelier Pierre Thibault Canada Year:  CopyAbout this officeAtelier Pierre ThibaultOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationQuébec CityQuebec CityCanadaPublished on November 19, 2016Cite: “Résidence Belcourt / Atelier Pierre Thibault” 19 Nov 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Translucent WalkwaysPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – Palm SpringsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedBricksDEPPEWaterstruck Bricks – 1622/1635ekws DFMore 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 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/799415/residence-belcourt-atelier-pierre-thibault Clipboard 2015 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/799415/residence-belcourt-atelier-pierre-thibault Clipboard “COPY” Photographs:  Maxime Brouillet Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: Atelier Pierre Thibault Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img ArchDaily Save this picture!© Maxime Brouillet+ 14 Share Manufacturers: Groupe concept PV, Solū Custom HardwoodCollaborators:Groupe Habitat, Simard Cuisine et Salle de bains, Mathieu SimardCity:Québec CityCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Maxime BrouilletText description provided by the architects. The Residence Belcourt is a typical Canadian house built in the 1970s. The clients wanted to improve their home’s functionality and maximise natural light. The home’s massing and original masonry walls were preserved. The interior separations were completely removed, creating an open-plan ground floor that encompasses the home’s public areas. Save this picture!© Maxime BrouilletSave this picture!Plan 1Save this picture!© Maxime BrouilletThe space wraps around a central staircase made of baltic plywood. To make room for this amenity, service cores were pushed to the edges of the property. The ground floor was cleared by reserving the home’s lateral walls for services and storage. The new layout fosters family living within interconnected spaces. At the back, an expansive terrace covered by a wooden pergola was added, which leads out to the existing swimming pool. The terrace provides exterior living spaces that extend to the garden and facilitate access to the intimate courtyard. At the top of the stairs, a small reading area and study space that is illuminated by two skylights was created. This floor contains three compact bedrooms, as well as a master bedroom with its own ensuite. A fifth bedroom located in the basement can welcome guests overnight. The home’s interior finishes are mostly comprised of wooden floorboards and clean white surfaces. This minimal decor is complemented by understated modernist furniture pieces.Save this picture!© Maxime BrouilletSave this picture!Plan 2Save this picture!© Maxime BrouilletProduct Description. Baltic plywood, a high-grade wooden laminate that comprises more layers than typical plywood.The home’s interior finishes are mostly comprised of clean white surfaces except for the central staircase and all horizontal work surfaces.Save this picture!© Maxime BrouilletSave this picture!© Maxime BrouilletProject gallerySee allShow lessTEN Arquitectos’ New Mexican Museum in San Francisco Celebrates DiversityUnbuilt ProjectHOK and Hawkins\Brown Move Forward with Cardiff University Innovation CampusArchitecture News Share “COPY” CopyHouses, Renovation•Québec City, Canada Photographs Houses Area:  3300 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projectslast_img read more

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Oakland, Calif., vigil for police victim

first_imgPhoto: Daniel ArauzOakland, Calif. — More than 150 people came out to honor the memory of young Alan Blueford on May 5, the one-year anniversary of his killing by Officer Miguel Masso of the Oakland Police Department. Masso, who also shot himself in the foot, has yet to be fired, tried or held responsible in any way for Blueford’s death. Family, friends and supporters came together to honor the slain young man, determined to pursue justice for his death at the hands of the OPD.Led by the family, the crowd marched from Sunnyside Park in East Oakland to the site where Blueford was killed, the 9200 block of Birch Street. Chalkuppy had rendered a beautiful chalk drawing on the sidewalk. Haitian drummers played a traditional beat as the crowd neared. Vigillers carried candles, and a beautiful flock of doves was released in Blueford’s honor. Rest in power, Alan, was the theme.The week of May 6 OPD’s leadership was exposed for not being willing or able to investigate their own. Chief Howard Jordan resigned suddenly on May 8. He was replaced by a deputy chief for two days and then replaced again. The federal court-appointed compliance director, Thomas Frazier, has decided to take the unprecedented step of reinvestigating several police misconduct cases. The Justice for Alan Blueford Coalition plans a press conference to address these ­developments.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Hoosier Farmers Encouraged to Adhere to Agrisure DuracadeTM Stewardship Program

first_img Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Hoosier Farmers Encouraged to Adhere to Agrisure DuracadeTM Stewardship Program SHARE The Indiana Corn Marketing Council encourages Hoosier farmers to strictly adhere to the aggressive stewardship program in place for the release of Syngenta seed trait Agrisure Duracade if they choose to utilize this trait for the 2014 growing season. Following these guidelines is vital to minimize the risk of trade disruption and negative impacts on the 2014 corn crop market price.Although the use of Agrisure Duracade has been approved in the United States, it has not yet been approved for use in either the European Union or China. If Agrisure Duracade were to inadvertently leak into export channels, U.S. grain shipments to these key markets risk rejection. Additionally, these markets could be potentially closed to U.S. exports until regulatory approval is received.“Hoosier farmers’ close proximity to the Ohio River – a major trade artery to foreign markets – requires that we maintain the integrity of our trade channels,” said Dennis Maple, ICMC president and farmer from Greentown, Ind. “We understand that producers want to take advantage of new technologies as soon as they become available, but we also need to understand the responsibilities and risk factors associated with using a technology that has not yet received global approval.”According to the U.S. Grains Council, the unfortunate reality is that biotechnology approval systems around the world today are not synchronous. Additionally, some countries still lack effective, trade-enabling policies regarding the low level presence (LLP) of unapproved biotech events in grain shipments. Inadvertent commingling is a tremendous risk, and modern testing methods are likely to detect even trace levels of unapproved events.“The presence of unapproved events in the export stream therefore carries a significant risk of major international trade disruptions,” said USGC President and CEO Tom Sleight. “Given the increase in corn production in competitor countries and the ability of buyers to source anywhere in the world, leakage of unapproved events may even result in the closure of some major markets to U.S. corn exports for an indefinite period.”Syngenta has initiated Agrisure Duracade’s introductory launch for the 2014 growing season and will be working with growers on identifying marketing options. Farmers are urged to ensure this grain is delivered only to approved-end user. Syngenta is partnering with Gavilon to pick up and purchase at fair market value any Agrisure Duracade corn for which an approved buyer cannot be found.“Our producers and grain handlers need to keep in mind that the first purchasers of their corn crop are not necessarily the end users. In fact, 40 percent of Indiana’s corn crop is eventually shipped out of state to many different destinations, including foreign markets,” said Rosalind Leeck, ICMC grain marketing director.ICMC encourages Hoosier farmers to evaluate the consequences of their choices and actions, keeping in mind that the consequences of those decisions may be far-reaching – even global. It is important for all sectors of the value chain – individual farmers, technology providers, shippers and exporters alike – to recognize the potentially significant international implications of their actions. Growers are encouraged to discuss options with their tech provider and first purchaser to fully understand the responsibilities that come with planting unapproved traits.“New technologies are key to U.S. farmers maintaining a leadership role in meeting the global food demand,” said Maple. “However, as these new technologies are in the process of development and implementation, we need to be aggressive in following the established stewardship guidelines to help prevent any potential trade disruption and ensure the integrity of our markets.”Learn more by visiting www.ncga.com/for-farmers/know-before-you-grow or www.Biotradestatus.com.Source: ICMC Hoosier Farmers Encouraged to Adhere to Agrisure DuracadeTM Stewardship Program By Andy Eubank – Apr 6, 2014 Previous articleUSB Salutes Father of Green RevolutionNext articleOil-Induced Rail Chaos Driving Up Gas Prices Andy Eubanklast_img read more

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Success in athletics attracts students to university

first_imgReddIt Brandon Kitchinhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/brandon-kitchin/ Facebook ReddIt Brandon Kitchinhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/brandon-kitchin/ printWith each TCU athletics win, interest in the university rises from students around the world – both from students looking to attend a great school with good sports programs and from students who want to play themselves.This is not a phenomenon unique to TCU, however.A crowd of about 200 students and faculty members was at the Brown-Lupton University Union to hear Dr. Doug J. Chung of Harvard University lecture about his research on schools and the effects of their intercollegiate athletic programs.Chung spoke about the “Flutie Effect,” which he described as “an increase in exposure and prominence of an institution after athletic success.” He was highlighting the correlation of students’ interest in applying to a school after the school experiences athletic success.The Flutie Effect was named after College Football Hall of Famer Doug Flutie, who threw the game-winning desperation pass in 1984 against the University of Miami during his time at Boston College.This game had a massive effect on Boston College in the following years.In a spring 2003 edition of the Boston College Magazine, the director of communications for the Lynch School of Education, Bill McDonald, determined that applications to the school surged 16 percent in 1984 (from 12,414 to 14,398), and another 12 percent (to 16,163) in 1985.Admissions EffectTCU, in recent years, has gained a lot of national and worldwide attention because of its successes in athletics.TCU’s biggest success, arguably, that attracted interest to Fort Worth was the Horned Frogs’ Rose Bowl win over Wisconsin in 2011.Aerial view of the 2011 Rose Bowl (http://es.discoverlosangeles.com/blog/rose-bowl-stadium-story-la-icon)After winning in Pasadena, California, TCU gained over 5,000 more applicants than the previous fall. According to data provided by ir.tcu.edu, in the fall of 2010, 14,079 first-year students applied to TCU, while the fall of 2011 saw 19,166 applicants.“I think it really opened the door to California for us,” Mark Cohen, director of athletics media relations, said. “California is the No. 2 state for us where we get students from outside of Texas. I’ve heard the running joke – TCU: Texas California University – there’s no doubt being at the Rose Bowl helped open that door – in particular Southern California, LA, Orange County and San Diego.”Cohen may be right about the Rose Bowl getting Californians to come to TCU. In fall 2010, only 363 undergraduate students were from California wherein 2016, 1,157 of undergraduate students are from California.The number of first-year applicants has steadily risen from 2014 through 2016 as well.From fall 2014 to fall 2015, applications rose from 17,029 to 18,422, which would have followed the stomping of Ole Miss in the 2014 Peach Bowl. They then rose again in fall 2016 to 19,960 after the miraculous triple-overtime comeback against Oregon in the 2016 Alamo Bowl. Athletic success and growth also comes off the heels of rebuilds of basketball’s Daniel-Meyer Coliseum into the new Schollmaier Arena, the renovations of Lupton Baseball Stadium, the building of sand volleyball courts next to the University Recreation Center and success in many other sports on campus.“I think athletic success has been a big factor in bringing people to visit and look at TCU,” Associate Director of Admission David Stein said. “We do meet a lot of people on the road who say they first heard of TCU by watching us play football or baseball on national TV.”In addition to football, many people also credit TCU’s success in Omaha, Nebraska, as the baseball team has made it to the College World Series three years in a row since 2014 – the only team in the country to do so.But, Stein also says that TCU does a great job of being the best possible university for students when they come, so the combination of good academics, atmosphere and athletics makes TCU such a smart choice.“However, a bigger factor is that TCU is walking the walk,” he said. “When prospective students see Frog Fountain across the Commons and how great this campus is, when they meet with our faculty and realize how much we care about student success, and when they hear from people who went to TCU about how much fun they’re having and how much they love learning here – that’s what gets people to apply and come here.”Athletics DepartmentTickets sales are at an all-time high, recruiting is booming and Horned Frog pride isn’t just in ‘Funkytown,’ but all around the country.Cohen, when asked about the progression of athletics, said there are a lot of things that help propel the Athletics Department forward.“You look back at 2011 – the year we went to the Rose Bowl – we were still in the Mountain West, and our season tickets that year, something like 13,000 maybe and now you fast forward 6 years and now we’re at 34,000, sold out, with a waiting list and we’ve sold out of football season tickets now 4 of the last 5 years since we joined the Big XII in 2012, which also was the first year of Amon G. Carter Stadium after its rebuild,” Cohen said.He also talked about the hype surrounding the men’s basketball season as they prepare to start their season.“The arrival of Jamie Dixon and what he’s done for men’s basketball can’t be understated,” he said. “The buzz around town and on campus is something we’ve never seen before. The media coverage nationally, not just locally, there’s an excitement about men’s basketball and it’s great to have one of your own coming back.”Cohen also talked about how recruiting has grown tremendously over the past few years in all sports.He said TCU used to lose battles with other schools for recruits because the player wanted to play in a better conference like the Big XII when TCU was not yet a member.Now that TCU has been in for a few years – and they’re winning – “it’s helped immensely,” Cohen said.Another huge thing that Cohen said has helped TCU be so successful getting their brand out is sports marketing and social media.“Recruiting is year-round and the best source of information for them is right in their phones in social media,” Cohen said.He said the Athletics Communication staff places a heavy emphasis on social media, outreach and accessibility. For recruits, donors, season ticket holders and other constituents, social media is the primary means of communication besides email and their athletics website.Giving praise to Chris Del Conte, director of Intercollegiate Athletics, Cohen said that he doesn’t know another athletic director that is more accessible than Del Conte.“You’ve seen how prolific he is on Twitter, I mean it’s phenomenal,” Cohen said. “Anyone can just tweet at him and he’s in instant communication with them. It’s unheard of.”Cohen added that he believes athletics has been successful PR for the school.“There’s no doubt on a college campus [that] athletics is not the most important thing, but it is the front porch to your university,” Cohen said. “It’s the No. 1 marketing tool you have – the exposure and visibility that a successful athletics program can bring an institution.” Brandon Kitchinhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/brandon-kitchin/ Brandon Kitchinhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/brandon-kitchin/ Brandon Kitchin is a junior Journalism major and TCU 360 line editor from Grand Prairie, Texas. If you ever get the chance to meet him, he is such a positive person that you might just have your day made. You can find him in the loudest section of the Amon G. Carter Stadium or on the field at halftime with “The Pride Of TCU,” the Horned Frog Marching Band. He plays bass drum for the TCU Drumline. 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Governor Signs Assemblymember Holden’s Buy Here, Pay Here Legislation

first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Significant reforms in the Buy-Here, Pay-Here car loan industry are set to go into effect next January after Governor Brown today signed Assemblymember Chris Holden’s bill to protect the used-car-buying public.By signing AB 265 the Governor recognized the State of California needed to do more to reign in abusive consumer lending practices at Buy-Here, Pay-Here car dealerships,” said Assemblymember Holden. “Given all of the challenges and worries facing hard working families in our state I am proud that AB 265 will provide car-buying consumers the flexibility they need to make their payments on time, keep their cars and continue to provide for their family.”Under AB 265, Buy Here, Pay Here dealerships must provide a 5 to 10-day notification period before a remote kill device can be used to disable a car for lack of payment. Current law requires only a 48 hour warning before a car can be disabled due to late payments, or insurance cancellation or even a clerical error. The bill also increases penalties for violations of these laws.Many of these used car dealers target low-income workers with poor credit. They are the lenders of last resort for many working class Californians. But the cost for this kind of credit is steep with exorbitant interest rates and can be a vicious cycle for poor workers who need a car.AB 265 goes into effect January 1, 2016. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Government Governor Signs Assemblymember Holden’s Buy Here, Pay Here Legislation Published on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 | 1:34 pm 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a commentcenter_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Top of the News Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stufflast_img read more

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