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FanDuel to invest in Illinois racetrack

first_img FanDuel to invest in Illinois racetrack Horse racing Regions: Illinois 17th November 2020 | By Robert Fletcher The operator went live with its online and mobile sportsbook in the state in September through its partnership Boyd. Flutter Entertainment’s FanDuel Group has announced plans to make a multi-million-dollar investment in Fairmount Park Racetrack in Collinsville, Illinois. Tags: FanDuel The agreement will see FanDuel’s sports betting license in Illinois transferred from the Boyd Gaming-owned Par-A-Dice Casino to the racing venue. The financial terms of the arrangement were not disclosed, but the property will be rebranded as FanDuel Sportsbook and Horse Racing.center_img “We are delighted to partner with Fairmount Park to continue bringing high quality horse racing and soon additional entertainment experiences via our sportsbook to the region,” FanDuel chief executive Matt King said. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The operator would also undertake a major revamp of the venue and open a retail sportsbook at the location. Topics: Finance Sports betting Horse racing Read the full story on iGB North America. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

Lucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw) Q32015 Presentation

first_imgLucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2015 presentation results for the third quarter.For more information about Lucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw)  2015 presentation results for the third quarter.Company ProfileLucara Diamond Corporation is a diamond exploration and mining company which operates in southern Africa. Its principal asset is the wholly-owned Karowe Mine in Botswana where Lesidi La Rona was found; the world’s second largest gem-quality diamond. Karowe Mine consistently produces large Type IIA stones and has an estimated worth of $US2.2 billion unmined diamonds. Lucara Diamond Corporation also has interests in the Mothae Diamond Project in Lesotho and the Kavango Diamond Project in Namibia. The company was previously known as Bannockburn Resources Limited, but the name was changed to Lucara Diamond Corporation in 2007. Lucara Diamond Corporation is a member of the Lundin Group of Companies with its head office based in Vancouver, Canada.last_img read more

He Is Here, With Comfort

first_img Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear TAGSComfortFaithGodHealingHoly SpiritInspirationJesusMike GillandOpinionPresenceThe Shepherd Radio Network Previous articleApopka manufacturing business finds fresh ways to move forward despite COVIDNext articlePeople are definitely interesting creatures, even when acting a tad squirrely Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 center_img Opinion | Faith & InspirationBy Mike GillandWhen the inexplicable happens, there is no comfort for our souls like that provided by the Holy Spirit. For that, I am so grateful. The scriptures abound with great promises of God’s unfailing presence in dark days, when there are no answers, when life doesn’t seem tomake sense. In those moments, believers can cling to a truth – He is still here.He is here in this moment. And He will help heal broken hearts.Some dear friends of ours are going through a very difficult time right now, walking alongside their daughter and son-in-law as their baby came very early. It is a difficult journey for them all. I had a long conversation with them, wishing I could do more, but settling for the one and only thing I could do – pray with them.The good news is that prayer is no small matter, as our prayers are prayed, and received, in and with the power of the Holy Spirit.In moments like that, I am reminded of the promise that Jesus gave in John 14, where the Holy Spirit is presented as our comforter and helper. He is comfort incarnate. There is nothing that can be spoken by human lips that compares to the touch of healing that comes when we encounter this amazing reality of God. In this chapter, and the two chapters that follow, Jesus interlaces into this His last deep conversation with His disciples, words describing the Holy Spirit, and the many ways in which He would be usedpowerfully in our lives: comfort, help, guide, direct, teach, and remind us of the words spoken by Jesus Himself. So powerful would His presence be in our lives that Jesus makes a startling statement in John 16:7 — that it would be for our GOOD that Jesus went to the Father, for if He didn’t go, the Spirit would not be sent. As hard as that had to be for the disciples to understand, it is nevertheless the truth.Today, believers have the powerful and abiding presence of the Holy Spirit in their lives. He is here, right now, ready to comfort, ready to strengthen, ready to heal. He cares for those who are in need of comfort — of His comfort. He has the power to lead us through even the most difficult of days.So use today as a time to pray. Intercede for our families, for our friends, and for our nation. It is a time to trust the Comforter that comes from the very heart of God. He is able, and He is here.Mike Gilland is Operations Manager for The Shepherd Radio Network, a group of radio stations in Florida that features the “Christian Teach/Talk” format. Mike hosts a daily talk radio show in the 2 PM hour called “Afternoons with Mike”, talking to local pastors and newsmakers.  In Orlando, The Shepherd is heard on WIWA, AM 1270.   In addition to his broadcast experience, Mike spent 36 years in full-time ministry as a pastor and worship leader.  As a guitarist, Mike performs at concerts, restaurants, private parties, etc. He is married to Cindy, the father of four grown children and grandfather to eight grandchildren. Photo by Alexei Scutari on Unsplash Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

House R / Bevk Perović arhitekti

first_img Projects Year:  Photographs:  Miran KambičText description provided by the architects. House R is a weekend house, located in the idyllic Alpine area near the picturesque Bohinj lake.It stands in the protected conservation area, on the spot where an old house used to be, and – due to regulations-it strictly follows the contours of the preceding structure.This area around lake Bohinj is full of holiday homes dating back to the seventies, mostly designed as literal ‘copies’ of typical Slovenian Alpine architecture – steep pitched roofs and dark wooden cladding. Save this picture!© Miran KambičRecommended ProductsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorThe only difference between these and traditional houses of the area is that they stay unihabited for most of the year, waiting for their owners’ temporary occupation.Therefore the project tries to deal with this notion of temporary occupancy by merging the tradional model of the house with that of a ‘container’ – the new alpine wooden house looks, when unoccupied, like a large wooden box – a hay storage or a barn, devoid of windows and doors. Its elevation comprises of series of larch-wood panels, all done in pre-patinated silver gray stain that slide to ‘reveal’ the house as it becomes occupied on weekends or during holiday season. Save this picture!© Miran KambičAll windows and doors (including entrance), as well as the large open terrace on the ground floor, get ‘hidden’ or ‘revealed’ within the structure of the house, giving it lease of life or making it ‘mute’ as the use requires. At first sight a ‘prototypical’ house-shape gets animated, making the structure simultaneously traditional and contemporary. Save this picture!© Miran KambičThe construction of the house is in concrete which is then clad in the homogenous vertical-slatted wooden facade consisting out of large size fixed and sliding panels that cover all openings. Save this picture!© Miran KambičThe larch wood of the façade is pre-patinated (weathered) in silver gray stain, giving it an appearance of ‘standing there forever’, while the windows retain the natural warm colour of larchwood, serving as ‘frames’ for the landscape when looking out from the house. Save this picture!© Miran KambičUnder the slatted wooden ‘coating’ is a contemporary, ascetic interior with open-plan living / dining room area opening towards surrounding landscape via a large covered terrace in hand-polished terazzo. The steep stairs, leading to the cellar area with utility space and sauna, and to the first ¸¸floor attic containing bedrooms, traverse and separate living from dining area on the ground floor.The windows in the bedroom areas, with their seemingly random placing are in fact ‘frames’, capturing different views – therefore the inhabitants can see their garden or the access path to the house, as well as the sky, directly from their beds. Save this picture!PlanThe house communicates with the surrounding nature in many, not immediately visible ways – it also, due to its temporary use as weekend retreat, has the ability to be completely closed-off from it when needed. Save this picture!PlanIn such a way, it succesfully merges the ideas of traditional buildings of the area with contemporary needs and habits.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessSugar Hill Housing / David AdjayeArticles40 Housing Units / LAN ArchitectureArticles Share Slovenia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/80508/house-r-bevk-perovic-arhitekti Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/80508/house-r-bevk-perovic-arhitekti Clipboard Houses Architects: Bevk Perović arhitekti Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” “COPY”center_img 2008 House R / Bevk Perović arhitektiSave this projectSaveHouse R / Bevk Perović arhitekti ArchDaily Photographs House R / Bevk Perović arhitekti CopyHouses•Slovenia Save this picture!© Miran Kambič+ 11 Share CopyAbout this officeBevk Perović arhitektiOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesSloveniaPublished on October 06, 2010Cite: “House R / Bevk Perović arhitekti” 06 Oct 2010. 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Migrant upsurge & MAY DAY

first_imgGutierrez has been a co-coordinator of the May 1st Coalition for Worker and Immigrant Rights for a decade and is currently campaign manager for the Workers World Party 2016 election campaign. Teresa GutierrezWW photo: Brenda RyanMay Day actions this year mark the tenth anniversary of the upsurge of immigrant workers that gave birth to today’s national immigrant rights movement.  Legislation introduced by Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-Wis) in December 2005 had been one of the most racist and reactionary bills to pass in the House. The Sensenbrenner bill would not only have made it a felony to be in the United States without documents, it would have made any relative, employer, coworker, clergy, lawyer or friend of an undocumented immigrant into an “alien smuggler” and also a criminal. This threat sparked an explosive reaction from immigrant workers.Throughout the spring of 2006, tens of thousands of immigrants and their supporters poured into the streets, not just once but several times.  Mexicans, who make up the bulk of the immigrant population, brought out their flags in a show of pride and coined the phrase heard many times in the days to come: “Sí, se puede.” (Yes, we can).Mexican immigrants were joined in many cities by Caribbean, Asian and African migrants who also came out to fight for their right to be in the U.S.The actions culminated on May Day 2006, which amazingly was one of the largest days of protest ever in this country’s history and revived International Workers’ Day in the U.S. At least 2 million people marched on May 1, 2006. It was a general strike and a boycott, as workers and students walked out of their jobs and schools in a show of militant defiance in “A Day Without Immigrants.”Businesses were forced to shut down across the country.  Cargill and Perdue Farms closed more than two dozen plants, employing over 20,000 people. In Arizona protesters formed a human chain and blocked off Wal-Mart and Home Depot. Workers shut the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in a stunning blow to capitalism. Also in Los Angeles, almost 75,000 students were absent from school. Cities like Dallas, Phoenix and Las Vegas had the largest demonstrations in their entire history.Wall Street and Washington were stunned by the defiance. Two steps forward, one step backThe Sensenbrenner legislation was defeated.  But in the years to follow, a backlash ensued. Because of the economic downturn after the stock market crash of 2008, the bosses were no longer in need of a large vulnerable supply of surplus labor. The ruling class launched a complex, intense anti-immigrant campaign that aimed to not only push undocumented workers back into the shadows but many out of this country altogether.At the root of this backlash was not just a crisis in the economy but the age-old racist frenzy used to accomplish the bosses’ goals. The fear of the “browning of America” took hold as the existence of more workers of color threatened the ruling class’s social peace.Arizona and states in the South became ground zero for racist repression as Washington imposed measures such as the 287(g) Program. Started in North Carolina, these measures gave states the right to enforce immigration law. It gave local law officials like Phoenix’s fascist Sheriff Joe Arpaio — who has now endorsed Donald Trump — the green light to racially profile and check the immigration status of anyone in jail.In this election year it is important to point out that the foundation of 287(g) was established under the administration of President Bill Clinton in the 1990s, when rotten anti-immigrant legislation was passed.  According to the American Civil Liberties Union, “Today’s explosion in detention is fueled in large part by the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996. Enacted during the ‘tough on crime’ years of the Clinton administration, IIRIRA is based on the false premise that we need mass detention and deportation to keep dangerous ‘criminal aliens’ off our streets.” (aclu.org, Oct. 20, 2011)In 1994, the Clinton administration began Operation Gatekeeper, which aimed to stop immigrants at the southern border between San Diego, Calif., and Tijuana, Mexico. The goal was to push migrants further east into the cruel deserts of Arizona or Texas.  Called the “funnel effect,” it is estimated that because of these steps “over 6,600 migrants have died on the U.S. side of the southern border, and the remains of another 1,000 migrants have been unidentified.” (telesurtv.net, April 18)On the 15th anniversary of Operation Gatekeeper it was reported that it was “being observed with outrage by humanitarian activists on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.” (NBC San Diego, Sept. 30, 2009)Notably, it was also under Clinton that the mass incarceration of Black youth began that led to the U.S. jailing more people than any other country in the world.The capitalist state decentralized immigration policy, despite the clamor for a national humane and just reform.  Democrats allowed Republicans, especially the Tea Party, to create a stalemate in Washington. No proposed legislation on Capitol Hill, however, ever addressed the desperate needs of the undocumented.  No proposed legislation ever granted legalization to the over 12 million undocumented people, despite workers having earned it a hundred times over.No proposed legislation ever recognized the root cause of migration — U.S. government foreign and economic policies — that forced workers to leave their homelands in the first place. In the courts, out of sightToday, a highly political juggling act is taking place in Washington. Immigrants are the objects thrown into the air.  Immigration reform has been forced on the courts.On April 18, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in the case of United States v. Texas, otherwise known as the “DAPA/DACA” (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans/Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) case. At stake is the implementation of two parts of President Barack Obama’s November 2014 executive action. DAPA/DACA aimed to provide some administrative relief from deportation but is temporary and could be reversed by the next president. This minor but important relief has been blocked by a heartless — and legally unsubstantiated — lawsuit initiated by Texas and 25 other states. On April 20 a New York Times editorial described the current Supreme Court debate as “momentous” where “the lives of millions hang in the balance.” The Huffington Post said it was dubbed the “biggest immigration case of the century.”Yet a decision is not expected until June.Where is the outcry by the Democratic Party, which is right now aggressively courting the Latina/o and Black vote, to get DAPA/DACA passed and give it some real teeth?  Where is the outrage over the violation of the rights of families who have toiled for decades in the shadows selling their labor, only to be told “Wait, wait, vote for me and maybe I’ll set you free next year, or the year after that.”How can anyone respect the words of leaders of the Democratic Party when President Obama has deported more immigrants than any other president in U.S. history!If the Democrats really care about Black and Brown people, why not call for an emergency demonstration of millions and demand that Congress walk out in anger not only for the lives of immigrants but for the families of Black youth who have lost their children at the hands of law enforcement?  Why not force the jailing of killer cops?Where is the program that will genuinely bring back jobs for all, instead of going along with the lie that blames migrants for unemployment?  It is not migrants who close factories, laying off workers, and go to other countries where labor is cheaper, but the very corporations that donate to the Democratic Party! The Supreme Court case, like the elections, is a game to divert workers from the real issues and from the fact that immigration policy is implemented every moment. Case in point: while this alleged historic case is being considered, a New York-based immigrant rights group reports an ominous development.  In a March 24 press release, DRUM South Asian Organizing Center reported that “Immigration authorities have begun transporting South Asian detainees to Florence, Ariz., as a staging ground for impending mass deportation. Many of the Muslim migrants from Bangladesh were participants in … hunger strikes at the end of 2015 … and brought attention to the prolonged, unjustified, and discriminatory detention of Muslim and South Asian migrants.“As candidates Trump and Cruz stir anti-Muslim sentiment … the Department of Homeland Security under the Obama administration is already racially profiling against Muslim migrants, by holding detainees for indefinite … periods of time, setting unusually high bond amounts, and now preparing to deport Muslim detainees en masse to their potential deaths.”Lessons learned: Look to the youth In 2006, at many of the massive demonstrations, workers brought the U.S. flag — in defiance, for protection, and for a myriad of other reasons. Legalization and “We are not criminals” were the main slogans.In the past 10 years, it has been demonstrated that the workers cannot count on Washington for any relief. In fact, it is Washington that puts them in harm’s way.  They cannot count on the Democrats who, despite the good intentions of some, wear the complex shackles of the capitalist system that will rein them in every time.That is why, in this period, it is important to look to the youth.  Black and Brown youth are especially upping the ante and are challenging and shutting down not only Trump events but challenging the Democrats as well.  Black and Brown youth have seen the truth and are coming to realize it is they who have the power, not the elected officials. Immigrant youth are coming to protests demanding not legalization but LIBERATION.  Revolutionary attempts are being made to unite the immigrant rights struggle with the Black Lives Matter movement.The masses can be confident that the next upheaval around the corner will be an escalation that will bring real change.Immigrant workers are permanent members of the U.S. working class, despite the ruling class’s attempts to expel them. 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New resolution treats journalists like terrorists

first_img News May 11, 2021 Find out more New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders today condemned the foreign ministry’s decision to withdraw press accreditation from Obid Shabanov, the correspondent of the German public radio station Deutsche Welle in the southern region of Bukhara, under a repressive new resolution that targets journalists working for foreign news media who dare to criticise government policies.“The foreign press is still paying the consequences of the bloody crackdown in Andijan in May of last year,” the press freedom organisations said. “After the bans on the BBC, the American media NGO Internews and Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty, it is now Deutsche Welle’s turn. The Uzbek government has taken one more step towards total news control.”The government passed by resolution on 24 February punishes foreign media journalists who meddle “in internal affairs” or insult “the honour and dignity of Uzbek citizens.” Foreign journalists are placed under permanent suspicion of wanting to overthrow the regime. The resolution allows for accreditation to be cancelled or not renewed, and the procedure for requesting registration is extended from 10 days to two months.Independent journalists are particularly affected by the new resolution. Articles 22 and 23 introduce additional restrictions banning both Uzbek and foreign citizens from cooperating with non-accredited journalists under pain of prosecution. Article 21 clearly likens journalists to terrorists by providing for the expulsion of those who call “for the overthrow of the constitutional order or for racial or religious hatred.”Shabanov is the new resolution’s first victim. His accreditation was withdrawn on 15 March on the grounds that he included false information in a dispatch for Deutsche Welle on 1 February, when he reported that some 30 people had died tragically in a bus. They had died of cold in a Moscow-bound bus that had absolutely no heating.Another Deutsche Welle correspondent, Salikh Yakhyev, who also works for the news website Ferghana.ru, has being given a warning for not having official accreditation. Yuri Chernogayev, the Tashkent correspondent of Deutsche Welle and the Russian daily Kommersant, has also received a warning for working with a non-accredited journalist. February 11, 2021 Find out more to go further Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Uzbekistan Organisation UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia center_img Uzbek blogger facing possible 10-year jail term RSF_en March 23, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 New resolution treats journalists like terrorists News More than six years in prison for Uzbek blogger who covered corruption UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia News News October 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Reader reviews

first_imgReader reviewsOn 1 Oct 2003 in Personnel Today This month’s reader reviewsTop coaching tips for pragmatistsTraining manager of Claire’s Accessories Gillian Ince reviews: Go Mad AboutCoaching by Andy Gilbert and Ian ChakravortyFormat: Book with free CD Price: £19.99 ( Plus £3 p& p)From: Go Mad Research & Consulting Group Contact: 01509 891313weblink: www.gomadonline.comOne of many publications from the Go MAD series (MAD standing for make adifference, by the way), this book is a must for all you pragmatists out there.You know who you are; not interested in theory, just wanting to learn the modeland put it into practise as soon as possible. Take it from one pragmatist toanother; you certainly can with this publication. You are instantly introduced to the Go MAD framework. This is followed byuseful tips, tools, techniques and templates on how to structure a coachingsession, as well as more than 200 extremely powerful coaching questions – allof which can be easily understood and used immediately. It is accompanied by a free 60-minute audio CD, which allows you to hear howa real-life coaching session is carried out, and gives examples and exercisesto use immediately. Overall, a very interactive learning resource for the novice coach or themore experienced individual looking for practical, realistic ways to developtheir own ability or teach others. Blended customer service trainingLucille Breen, director of humanresources at Genesys Software Systems reviews: OutstandingCustomer Services SkillsFormat: e-learning courses plus a two-day workshop from blended learningcompany Balance Learning Designed and delivered by: Balance LearningContact 01453 769 601 e-mail: [email protected]: www.balancelearning.co.ukAs a provider of HR and learning-related software and outsourcing services,our expectations of internal training are very high. We were interested intesting Balance Learning’s Outstanding Customer Service Skills programmebecause our own experience of working with customer learning programmes hasdemonstrated the value of blended learning. The programme’s focus on customer service also matched one of our topcorporate values.  Outstanding Customer Service Skills combines three dimensions:separate e-learning courses, a classroom workshop session, and post-eventactivities. We piloted it with 13 people, including our entire customer serviceteam.We gave the participants seven to 10 days to undertake thee-learning element at their own pace (either at work or at home) and thenprovided the hands-on training two days later. We wanted things to come together quickly to keep up the momentum.The e-learning courses were very focused, entertaining andenjoyable. They provide the necessary knowledge and illustrate the link betweenoutstanding service and long-term sales. We all rated them very highly, withnot one negative comment.  Thee-learning ensures that everyone has reached the same level before the hands-onsession. Balance Learning provides everything you need to run a classroomsession, including PowerPoint slides and even a trainer’s script. These can betailored to reflect feedback from the e-learning evaluations. Even non-trainerscould deliver an effective workshop from these ready-made materials. However, we opted for two of Balance Learning’s three-hourworkshops. These taught six to seven people in each group, and were run byBalance Learning consultants at our head office training facility. Although a good trainer will always be able to run a goodworkshop, we found the e-learning element really complemented the hands-onsession, which made for very effective learning.For the last part of the programme, Balance Learning providescustomisable activities which can be e-mailed to participants after the event,to reinforce the learning in practice. This provides a truly unique follow-upapproach which is guided and structured.With the time pressures facing people at work today, it is notalways possible to take staff away from the workplace for long periods oftraining. This programme offers a great way to condense training time,and provides a very thorough and satisfying learning experience for all levels– from junior members to the vice president. It proved so successful, that ourcompany is now going to run the training course for our entire sales team. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. last_img read more

Tenant fees ban bill set to finish parliamentary journey before Xmas break

first_img A date for the final debate on the tenant fees ban has been announced by the government, suggesting that the legislation may become law earlier than expected.Next week on Tuesday, 20th November, peers will have a final opportunity to debate the bill at Committee stage following a first sitting earlier this month in the Lords.During this several peers moved for holding deposits to be capped at three days’ rent rather than the proposed limit of a weeks’ rent.“A cap of one week’s rent will help to improve affordability for tenants, while ensuring that landlords are not unfairly penalised should the tenancy not proceed for reasons within the tenant’s control,” said Lord Bourne (right).It was revealed during the debate that the average holding deposit charged by agents is £341, an equivalent of two weeks’ rent.The amendment to reduce it to three days was rejected by Lord Bourne, the government’s housing minister in the Lords.Holding depositsBut he agreed to include new guidance within the bill that would urge landlords and letting agents to explain more clearly to tenants why they had lost their holding deposit.This is particularly important when a group of house sharers all lose their deposit because one of them does not pass referencing, Lord Best pointed out.After the 20th November debate, the Tenant Fees Bill will move to Report Stage on 5th December, which means it could attain Royal Assent before MPs leave for their Christmas recess on 20th December.The Tenancy Fees Bill enjoys cross-party support and is relatively uncomplicated. It is likely therefore to become law two months after MPs return to parliament on 7th January, in early March.The government has previously said it didn’t expect the bill to become law until early Summer next year. November 15, 2018Nigel LewisOne commentJames Griffiths, Lincoln Grove Lincoln Grove 16th November 2018 at 11:34 amClient money protection legislation will need to be place well before the Tenant Fee Ban comes in.Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Tenant fees ban bill set to finish parliamentary journey before Xmas break previous nextRegulation & LawTenant fees ban bill set to finish parliamentary journey before Xmas breakThe date for the final debate on the bill is set for 5th December, suggesting it may become law earlier than expected next year.Nigel Lewis15th November 20181 Comment5,916 Viewslast_img read more

Adjunct Faculty – Law – (ADJ000231)

first_imgThe Law Center offers graduate level courses in Law in multiplespecialty areas and occasionally has openings for part-time Adjunctprofessors. Interested and qualified candidates are invited toapply to be considered for these temporary, part-time positions.Please indicate your areas of expertise. Adjunct appointments aremade on a semester basis.Adjunct opportunities vary in terms of the type of course.Opportunities include: (i) traditional doctrinal courses taught ina lecture format; (ii) clinical education, which is a type ofexperiential learning course; (iii) simulation courses, which is atype of experiential learning course; and (iv) involvement with theLaw Center’s Blakely Advocacy Institute(http://www.law.uh.edu/blakely), where the opportunities include avariety of skills‑based courses.As a non‑tenure track (NTT) position, the appointee will accrue notime toward tenure at the University of Houston. Please referenceand review the University of Houston’s NTT Faculty Policy,available at this link: http://www.uh.edu/provost/faculty/current/non-tenure-track.Further information about the Law Center and its programs isavailable at: http://www.law.uh.edu .Associate Dean’s Office : Adjunct professor appointments are madeby the Law Center’s Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, ProfessorGreg R. Vetter, [email protected] In addition to the formalapplication made in response to this posting, applicants shouldsend the Associate Dean a short email expressing his or herinterest, attaching a resume or curriculum vitae to thatemail.The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons withdisabilities are encouraged to apply.Qualifications :J.D. degreeNotes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for afaculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of finalcandidate. All positions at the University of Houston are securitysensitive and will require a criminal history check prior toemployment.last_img read more