JPMorgan moves its HQ to the Wharf

first_img Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldHealthyGem”My 600-lb Life” Star Dropped 420 Pounds, See Her NowHealthyGem Monday 20 December 2010 9:15 pm JPMORGAN confirmed yesterday it will base its European headquarters at the former Lehman Brothers tower in Canary Wharf from 2012.The decision is a major vote of confidence in London as one of the world’s top finance hubs and follows concerns that the government was not supportive enough of the banking sector. JPMorgan will not build a new block for its use as had been hoped, instead paying £495m for the 31-floor block at 25 Bank Street. “This acquisition is a long-term investment and represents part of our continued commitment to London as one of the world’s most important financial centres,” said Jamie Dimon, the bank’s chairman and chief executive. The towering steel and glass block will host JP Morgan’s entire 8,000-strong investment banking division, which is currently spread between four offices. The move will relieve policymakers, who reportedly met with Dimon to discuss JP Morgan’s concerns over policies such as the bank levy and bonus tax. Mayor of London Boris Johnson said it was “a tremendous coup for London and for the UK, which rightly reflects the prevailing confidence in the capital.”“Banking is one of the few global industries in which we truly excel,” he said. “JPMorgan’s commitment to London will help ensure the capital retains its position as a banking powerhouse.”The move also pleased the Treasury, which received £550m from JPMorgan from last year’s bonus tax alone. Mark Hoban, financial secretary to the Treasury, said the decision would “help to ensure the City’s position as the pre-eminent global financial centre.” “This is excellent news for the City of London, and indeed the UK,” he said.The bank had planned to build a £1.5bn complex on the Riverside South site but will now just manage the development and pay £74.5m to exit the contract. TIME LINE | JPMORGAN CAZENOVEJPMORGAN’S decision to move its 8,000-strong team of investment bankers east to a new European headquarters at Canary Wharf marks a historic break with the past for one part of the business. As part of the move, JPMorgan is to relocate its stockbroking arm, JP Morgan Cazenove, a firm that has maintained its illustrious City roots for nearly 200 years.The historic Cazenove stockbroking business traces its roots back to 1819, when Phillip Cazenove joined his brother-in-law John Menet’s company. The two men decided to go into business together four years later, and in 1823 the stockbroking partnership was established.Cazenove has maintained its blue-blooded credentials since, not least thanks to its ongoing reputation as the Queen’s stockbroker. It is famed for its respect for tradition too, from the discreet brass plate outside its Tokenhouse Yard offices to the separate doors for different staff members, from brokers to butlers. But the highly-regarded broker has undergone fundamental change over the past decade. In April 2001 it officially ended its partnership structure and began preparations to float, but pulled the plan and eventually sold 50 per cent to JPMorgan in 2004 and the remaining half, for £1bn, in 2009. It has never yet left the City, though it has moved around: from Tokenhouse Yard it moved to Moorgate in 2003 and following the takeover, it moved again to the bank’s offices on Aldermanbury. JPMorgan moves its HQ to the Wharf whatsapp Tags: NULL whatsapp Show Comments ▼ KCS-content last_img read more

Japan to buy a fifth of euro bonds at sale

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’Definitionthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen Herald Japan to buy a fifth of euro bonds at sale Tags: NULL whatsapp Read This Next’Pose’ Creator Steven Canals on Life After His Groundbreaking Show: ‘I’mThe Wrap’The Boys’ Star Aya Cash Took Inspiration From YouTube, TikTok and SteveThe WrapHow HGTV’s ‘Renovation Island’ Changed Bryan and Sarah Baeumler’sThe Wrap’Bridgerton’ Stars Phoebe Dynevor and Nicola Coughlan on Daphne andThe WrapBest Wine Gifts & Wine Accessories at Every PriceGayot’Hitman’s Bodyguard’s Wife’ Earns $17 Million 5-Day Opening as Box OfficeThe WrapFox News’ Mark Levin Says Capitol Riot Suspects ‘Would Be Treated Better’The WrapEverything We Know, or Think We Know, About the Time-Keepers on ‘Loki’The Wrap’The Crown’: What Went Into Finding Princess Diana and Margaret ThatcherThe Wrap KCS-content center_img whatsapp Share JAPAN says it will buy a fifth of the gilts on offer at a planned auction of region-wide Eurozone bonds (or “e-bonds”) later this month.The comments, made by finance minister Yoshihiko Noda, sparked a rally in the euro versus the yen, with traders speculating that Japan would have to load up on the single currency to make the purchases.However, analysts expect the relief for the euro to be short-lived. Japan has $1 trillion in foreign reserves already and will only require a few million to make its purchase.The e-bonds are going on sale to fund the European Financial Stability Facility in an attempt to boost confidence in politicians’ commitment to the Eurozone. But with a rescue for Portugal looming, likely to cost a similar amount to Ireland’s €85bn (£70.6bn) package, the region’s bailout resources will also be grateful for the boost.E-bonds are seen to be good investments because they deliver higher yields than French or German gilts but have the backing of Europe’s most stable economies.Despite Japan’s move, economists are pessimistic. An update from Capital Economics said yesterday that even if Portugal agrees to take a bailout, “we fear… this will signal the start of a new, more dangerous, phase” in the crisis.Worries continue despite Japan being the second non-European country to state interest in Eurozone debt. Show Comments ▼ Tuesday 11 January 2011 8:24 pmlast_img read more

Cirsa operating profit down 73.3% to €126m in 2020

first_img Regions: Spain Land-based and online gaming operator Cirsa has published its financial results for the full year 2020, showing an operating profit of €126m (£108.5m/$152.9m) from an operating revenue of €842m. 24th February 2021 | By Conor Mulheir However, the business made a net loss of €254.6m as expenses declined more slowly than revenue amid land-based suspensions. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Full year operating revenue was down from €1.64bn in the full year 2019, a year which saw the company make an operating profit of €472.7m and a net loss of €6.7m. The time spent closed varied by jurisdiction, it pointed out, stating that while venues in Spain reopened for a period after just 86 days, the land-based sector remained closed in Panama for some 7 months and in Peru for around 9 months. Full year results 2020 Cirsa operating profit down 73.3% to €126m in 2020 In the fourth quarter of the year, the operator generated €211m in operating revenue, down from €537.6m in Q4 2019, and €51m in operating profit, down from a net operating profit of €53m in the previous year. When venues were permitted to reopen, at different intervals depending on the local decrees of the different jurisdictions Cirsa operates in, the operator said the group managed to reduce the impact on revenue and results in spite of a large reduction in operating capacity. It also said the group’s solid financial structure allowed it to maintain high levels of liquidity throughout the year.center_img Tags: Cirsa The year provided 45% fewer productive hours than usual, it said, however its “Secure Gaming” plan allowed it to mitigate the impact of this and recover its customer base and income. Its Sportium subsidiary, which mainly focuses on the Spanish retail betting market, maintained a good level of activity, it said, and the efficient management of resources helped maximise revenue and minimise costs throughout the year. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Cirsa said Sportium’s digital channel, which remained fully operational throughout the year, continued its progression towards significant growth rates. After a strong start in January and February, which the operator said was up 28% over 2019, the impact of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic saw revenues suffer a serious impact from March following the widespread suspension of its land-based operations across several jurisdictions. Its casino and bingo hall divisions were hit hard by closures across the globe, the operator said, but the Secure Gaming plan allowed it to return to a good level of activity in these when venues were allowed to reopen. Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Bingo Land-based casino Online casino Full year results 2020 While slot machine revenue suffered significantly, the operator said the Manhattan and Pharaoh’s Gold games launched by its UNIDESA B2B subsidiary became the best performing slots on the market. Email Addresslast_img read more

William Hill launches online and mobile sports betting in Tennessee

first_imgSports betting Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter New customers who make a deposit will also benefit from a risk-free sports bet of up to $2,021, with players able to access the app and website from anywhere inside Tennessee. 12th March 2021 | By Robert Fletcher William Hill has announced the launch of both its online and mobile sportsbook products in the US state of Tennessee. Regions: Tennessee “We will have thousands of markets available, including for your local favourites, live in-game betting, and daily promotions and bonuses for players.” Tags: William Hill Topics: Sports betting Online sports bettingcenter_img Tennessee becomes the 12 US jurisdiction in which William Hill has launched its online and mobile sports betting products. Read the full story on iGB North America. “As we head into one of the most exciting times of the year for sports fans, the William Hill app will make March moments even more interesting for Tennessee bettors,” William Hill US president of digital Kenneth Fuchs said. William Hill launches online and mobile sports betting in Tennessee Available as of yesterday (11 March), players in the state will be able to wager on a wide range of sports and access a selection of bet types, including live, in-play wagering. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Addresslast_img read more

Benaud inducted as 40th Legend of Australian Sports Hall of Fame

first_img Cricket CricketLatest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSportSportstars Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Cricket One of cricket’s most famous names who rose to become the voice of the sport he graced as an outstanding performer on the field, Richie Benaud will be inducted as the 40th Legend of Australian Sports Hall of Fame.The announcement to honour Benaud posthumously as a “Legend” by the Sport Australia Hall of Fame has come on what would have been his 88th birthday (October 6). Benaud was described in the announcement as “a daring captain, a charming personality and a marvellous commentator… (who) traversed generations to become one of the most influential figures in cricket history.” Cricket Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Facebook Twitter Previous articleHima replicates Mary Kom success story, but has long way to go: Neerav TomarNext articlePrithvi showed he is different quality player: Kohli Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 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OnlineTLC’s So Freaking Cheap Takes Penny-Pinching to the ExtremeE! OnlinePaying tribute to the legendary leg-spinning all-rounder with 11,719 first-class runs, 23 centuries, and 945 wickets to his credit, Sport Australia Hall of Fame chairman John Bertrand said Benaud “transcended the sport of cricket”.“He was the oracle of the game. A champion of the game, captained Australia 28 times over 63 Tests, he went on to become our most trusted and influential cricket broadcaster over a career spanning an incredible 48 years. He was the man,” Bertrand added.LEGEND ANNOUNCEMENT: A daring captain, a charming personality and a marvellous commentator, the late Richie Benaud OBE will be officially elevated to become the 40th Legend of Australian Sport.Read: #HALLofFAME— Sport Aus HallofFame (@SportAusHoF) October 6, 2018Among the most outstanding cricketing brains, Benaud had never lost a series as captain and was the first to accomplish the Test double of 2,000 runs and 200 wickets. He is also one of the rare group of Australian cricketers to have scored both 10,000 runs and taken 500 wickets in first-class cricket.His Widow Daphne Benaud said Richie, who passed away in 2015 aged 85, would be proud to sit among such company as he had the utmost admiration for them. “Knowing he is up alongside those two would have made him extremely thrilled and honoured because he had such respect for both of them,” she said. “The family is most honoured by it too. We’re delighted and very much looking forward to the evening.”Benaud will be only the third cricketer to become a Legend, alongside Sir Donald Bradman (1993) and Keith Miller (2004).Benaud in 2008 was unanimously recommended for the greatest honour an Australian sportsperson would admire for. But the legend had himself requested to defer the honour as he was active in media and cricket as a commentator and columnist. He had been an inaugural member of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1985.An elevation to the Legend’s status for a Hall of Fame member is the most prestigious honour for an Australian sportsperson. 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Apopka police arrest daycare worker for cruelty to a child

first_img Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! TAGSApopka Police Department Previous articleIt is Official: Apopka’s CRA puts profit over peopleNext articleAAA urges motorists to be alert when schools are open Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000  The Apopka Police Department arrested a local daycare worker yesterday for striking a 4-year-old child on the arm with a ruler.Janet Gainer, 54 of Apopka, was arrested on Thursday and charged with cruelty towards a child and transported to the Orange County Jail. Gainer is employed by The Learning Tree Academy in Apopka.On Tuesday, the APD responded jointly with the Department of Children and Families to investigate the allegation of the 4-year-old being struck twice on the upper arm with a ruler while in Gainer’s care at the daycare. Through interviews and physical evidence it was determined the child was in fact hit with a ruler by Gainer.On Wednesday, a Child Protection Team concluded that the child was a victim of physical abuse. According to their report, the bruises, square shape, and measuring 4×2 cm were consistent with marks left from a ruler.According to the APD arrest report, Gainer denied hitting the child with a ruler, but did admit to “popping” her on the hand because the child was hitting other children.According to The Learning Tree Academy’s parent handbook, physical punishment is not allowed on the premises by staff or any other person. Gainer has been employed by the school since 2016 as a teacher assistant. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name herelast_img read more

Irish fundraising conference details announced

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 6 February 2015 | News Fundraising Ireland has revealed details of its annual fundraising conference at the end of March.‘Shaping the Future of Fundraising’ on 26th/27th March 2015 will hear from over 20 local and international speakers. The theme of the conference is about future trends in fundraising and the organisers say it will be relevant to people who work in the health, community development, overseas aid, arts and culture, sports and education fields.The masterclass on 26th March has been developed for fundraisers who want to take part in an in-depth look at direct mail and will be led by Damian O’Broin, Charlie Hulme and Daragh O’Brien. A Gala event will also be held on the evening of 26th.Sessions at the main conference on the 27th include board involvement in fundraising, donor retention, strategic thinking, branding, fundraising performance, major donors, fundraising technology and communications.The conference rate is €280 for non members and €230 for members. The master class costs €155 and €115 for members. There are group booking discounts available to those organisations sending 3 or more delegates.The masterclass, gala and conference is being held in the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel on Leeson Street Dublin.Further information and booking details are available from Fundraising Ireland. Tagged with: Fundraising Ireland Ireland Training  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Irish fundraising conference details announced AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Encuestas predijeron y elecciones de Florida mostraron

first_imgDos de las/os tres representantes del sur de Florida en la Cámara de Representantes de EUA que habían priorizado la hostilidad hacia la Cuba socialista perdieron sus asientos. El reemplazo escogido por Ileana Roz-Lehtinen no pudo ganar su escaño en el Congreso y Carlos Curbelo también perdió.Aunque este cambio no se reflejó en la carrera del Senado en Florida, hasta el Miami Herald especuló el 8 de noviembre: “La composición del nuevo Congreso podría crear una dinámica diferente en la política hacia Cuba”. Llamemos “política de Cuba” por su nombre correcto: BLOQUEO. Las/os viajeros pueden reservar vuelos directos en la mayoría de las aerolíneas desde muchos aeropuertos de EUA a destinos en Cuba, pero cuatro bancos indios se han negado a realizar transacciones financieras para vender antibióticos a Cuba. Y ese es solo un ejemplo del bloqueo de los EUA en acción.Pero no crea en que la nueva mayoría demócrata en la Cámara de Representantes cambiará esto. Hasta ahora, son los estados agrícolas en EUA, que se están ahogando en soya, leche y otros productos sin vender, quienes quieren que se eliminen las restricciones. Muchos de estos estados se inclinan hacia los republicanos.El presidente demócrata Bill Clinton, formalizó el bloqueo de la ley mediante la firma de la Ley Helms-Burton en 1996. Incluso las acciones del ex presidente demócrata Barack Obama para restablecer las relaciones diplomáticas, los vuelos directos y las discusiones mutuamente respetuosas con Cuba sobre muchos temas, tenían como objetivo una agenda más amplia y tácita de “cambio de régimen”. El plan era, y sigue siendo, encontrar la manera de reafirmar la dominación estadounidense en América Latina y el Caribe. Los objetivos de los Estados Unidos incluyen no solo a Cuba, sino a Venezuela, Nicaragua, Bolivia, así como a la economía más grande de América Latina, Brasil.Depende de las/os revolucionarios, las/os progresistas, las/os cubanoamericanos y el millón o más de residentes de los EUA que han viajado a Cuba y han visto por sí mismas/os formular y hacer cumplir esta demanda en el Congreso de los EUA:¡Poner fin al bloqueo económico, financiero y comercial estadounidense contra Cuba!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Frog Logs: Senior perspectives, strange times and more

first_imgTCU 360 Staff Twitter Behind the runway: One TCU student’s experiences at Fashion Week + posts Linkedin Linkedin Facebook TCU 360 Staff printThis is Frog Logs, TCU 360’s new blog written for and by members of the TCU community. Here are our thoughts, our experiences and our perspectives. We invite you to participate by contributing your own piece of writing, or simply by reading what others have to say. Dear Frogs: Are these the weirdest of times we are currently living in – and – through?  Rhetorical question. I, for one, cannot wait for the ‘olden days’ to return……when I could actually see people when I walked in and out of Sadler Hall, when Frog Fountain was up & running, when people still were running in and out of the BLUU for Chik-fil-A, and when students complained about parking issues. Those really were the good old days. Of course – I never realized it at the time…….because human nature does not allow us to do that… least my ‘human nature’ does not allow me to do that without a lot of intentional thinking. Hopefully, one of the good things that will come out of these weird COVID-19 days will be that all of us will take more time to ‘take a step back’ and appreciate what we do have vs. what we think we need to have. I know that I am bad about doing that. I tend to always be in a hurry and looking for whatever is ‘next’ in my life. I am now trying to fight that standard reaction on my part. Chancellor Victor Boschini accompanies Tristian Brooks to class as part of “The Big Switch,” in spring 2018 (Photo by Shane Battis.)I also find myself wondering what will be the permanent changes in our lives as a result of this virus? Then I find myself thinking……Oh, I’d love to know that because it would mean we are already through this crisis. See what I mean? Sorry I am rambling. Most of all I hope that everyone in the TCU community = happy and healthy……and that you will stay that way until we are all together again (and I don’t mean virtually). Go Frogs!Chancellor Victor Boschini Dear Frogs:It still doesn’t seem real to me.The day before I left for spring break, I told all of my professors that I’d see them in a week. I was convinced that I still had two months left in Fort Worth to make life-long memories with my college friends, but that reality was taken away in the blink of an eye.It’s hard to believe that I spent my last night at my off-campus house, took my last class in the College of Communication and studied in the library for the last time without even knowing it.On top of this, I was ready to start a part-time job the day I got back into town from spring break, but those plans were quickly snatched away in the wake of the virus.Robbie Vaglio is a senior journalism major and outgoing executive editor of TCU 360.I wasn’t ready for it to end in May, let alone this abruptly in March. Now, I’m finishing up my college career back home in Raleigh, North Carolina — safe, but still overwhelmed.I’ve been lucky during this month that I’ve been home to have been blessed with beautiful weather. Even though I can’t enjoy it like I have in the past, I still do my best to get outside for some fresh air every now and then as a break between my classes or homework, just like I would at college.I’ve been trying to make distance learning as similar as I can to college life by trying to get workouts in here and there and getting up at the same time everyday to keep myself in the right mindset to do schoolwork every day.To clear my mind in these uncertain times, I run through my neighborhood. I usually take a two-mile loop, long enough to get a good workout and get some time to think, but also short enough so I don’t completely wind myself.During this time that I have to myself, I reminisce on the good times I’ve had over the last four years at TCU, the memories I’ve made and the lifelong friends I’ve met.I’m so glad that I chose to step out of my comfort zone and travel halfway across the country to study at TCU. I’ve learned so much about journalism, myself, and the real world, and I’m forever grateful for the community of Horned Frogs in Fort Worth for shaping me into the man I am today.Go Frogs, forever.Robbie Vaglio, TCU 360 executive editorDear Frogs: On March 6, I took an unanticipated flight to Reagan National Airport. On April 6, exactly one month later, I flew home to Fort Worth. In the time between, air travel—like virtually every other aspect of our lives—had been transformed.A medical emergency call from one of our daughters on the 6th sent my husband and me scrambling to get two seats to D.C. that afternoon and to cancel our long-envisioned group vacation. The flight was packed, like virtually every American Airlines plane back in those pre-Covid days. We now know that Coronavirus was already spreading across the country and around the world. But U.S. political leaders hadn’t yet sounded the alarm about the high potential for person-to-person transfer in tight spaces like the plane my spouse and I were on that day.Empty gate ate Ronald Reagan National Airport. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Sarah Ruffing Robbins.)In the time between my initial March arrival in D.C. and my trip home in early April, air travel morphed entirely. Our family is still facing a long-haul challenge on the medical front, and our country struggles now with a larger-scale, parallel challenge to public health. Ironically, I was likely safer on the second flight than on the one earlier in March.  Maintaining social distancing was easy in the gate area, since hardly anyone else was waiting there. Fewer than a dozen passengers joined me on the enormous 737. Each of us had our own three-seat row, with a number of empty rows in front and behind us as buffers. The eeriness of such a wide-open and quiet space wound up drawing me into a fitful sleep.Since arriving home, and while awaiting a call-back to D.C. to support the next stage of my family member’s grueling treatment, I’ve sought solace in poetic travels. After all, I’m a literature professor. I’ve rediscovered several “old favorite” verbal portraits of journeys; rereading them in today’s context has been illuminating. If such lyrics don’t always bring solace, they at least support reflection that, for a time, can take me somewhere beyond where we all are now, cut off from so many friends and affirming social interactions.Emily Dickinson brings a special comfort. In choosing a circumscribed space for much of her daily life, she did not actually isolate herself, as some of the lore about her suggests. Rather, she made careful choices about the connections she sought and nurtured. She also used her writing to expand those horizons, to plumb depths, to observe significance in the modest everyday travels within the natural world: a bird hopping down the walk, a wind in the trees carrying memories of other farther-off places, a fluttering moth pictured in Brazil.There is no Frigate like a BookTo take us Lands awayNor any Coursers like a PageOf prancing Poetry –This Traverse may the poorest takeWithout oppress of Toll –How frugal is the ChariotThat bears the Human Soul –For a fuller version of this entry, including more poetry for going on imaginary journeys, visit Dr. Robbins’s blog post here.Dr. Sarah Ruffing Robbins, Lorraine Sherley professor of literatureDear Frogs:I went for a run the other morning to get some fresh air and exercise. I’ve always enjoyed jogging, but this activity has become all the more significant to me recently, given it’s now one of the only legitimate reasons for me to leave my house.I love my family. I do. But being around only my parents and siblings for weeks on end is challenging. “I need to see other people,” I’ve sometimes told them.So my runs are my way of taking a break, of briefly getting away from my brother, who is perpetually yelling at his friends via his gaming headset, or my sister, who pops her knuckles far more than what is healthy.My usual route takes me through my neighborhood, across a two-way street that intersects the nearby highway, down the road of another neighborhood, and back.Renee Umsted is the incoming executive editor of TCU 360. (Photo courtesy of Renee Umsted.)I love the roads in my neighborhood. They’re wide enough for two cars to pass each other, dotted with small hills and bordered by curbs, separating lawns from asphalt. The roads in the neighborhood across the street are flatter and not as wide, and they lack curbs. So the grass and the dirt are even with the paved road, coming right up to the side of it. On this particular day, I ran in the morning to avoid the rain forecast for that afternoon. It was cloudy and humid with no breeze–not my preferred running conditions. I was looking forward to finishing.About two miles into the run, I was on the road of the neighborhood across the street from mine. I happened to look down, and there I saw less than six feet in front of me a snake, coiled and unmoving, its tan and brown skin contrasting with the black asphalt.I immediately moved aside, walking around the snake and making sure I didn’t disturb it. I took a few breaths, and then I resumed my run.The snake incident followed another unexpected animal sighting a few weeks ago. That time, I saw a possum running across the yard of someone who lives in my neighborhood.I survived. Neither the snake nor the possum posed any real danger to me. All the same–and I can’t stress this enough–I miss the Trinity Trails.Renee Umsted, TCU 360 managing editor Dear Frogs:For most, the ending of one’s college career is filled with bittersweet emotions. The month of May is chocked full of excitement about the future, sorrow of parting ways with friends and colleagues and anticipation for what’s to come; however, while the class of 2020 is experiencing those endings as every class before them did, the goodbyes have felt a tad premature.More than a tad, if you ask me. Graduation is framed to be the most climactic part of anybody’s time in school. Instead of our lives resembling a scene from “High School Musical” (a cinematic gem – please don’t come for me, FTDM majors), it has now morphed into the plot line for “Groundhog Day.”Yesterday, my mom compared life in quarantine to a bad fever dream, to which my brother responded, “Yeah mom, but at least you didn’t have to leave your college bros!”I’m not exaggerating, he said “bros” unironically. Living with a sophomore frat-star is riveting; however, I digress.His statement, though cringy, is valid. Research shows the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic can have immense psychological impacts on undergraduates and adolescents — specifically leading to increased rates of anxiety, depression and loneliness. Rightfully so — the class of 2020 is entering arguably the worst job market since the 2007-2008 financial crisis.So many of my friends’ internships have been canceled, job opportunities halted mid-interview and futures put on hold as the world desperately tries to adapt to this new norm. It’s a weird and exasperating feeling to get so far just to have the opportunity ripped from you thanks to something outside of your control. I speak from a first-hand perspective — it happened to me yesterday.Gracie Amiss is a senior journalism major and an outgoing managing editor of TCU 360. (Photo courtesy of Gracie Amiss.)Although misery loves company, I can’t help but try to find the silver linings out of this whole mess. Anyone who knows me will tell you I can be overly — and sometimes annoyingly — optimistic. It’s in my nature; you should meet my mom.So yes, I never got to jump into Frog Fountain. I never got to have that cinematic scene where I danced the night away with my friends one last time, laughing over the rails at The Yard or accidentally swallowing a bit of confetti at TXR (on the record it never happened, off the record it totally did). I never got to bid adieu to my favorite professors-turned-parental figures — tell them how much they impacted my life for the better and thank them for providing snacks and words of wisdom between classes. Lastly, and the one that seems to hurt the most, I never got to properly say my goodbye to TCU.Tired of my self-pity, yet?I’ve seen how the fallout from this pandemic has impacted people all over the globe, but I marvel in the beauty of how it’s brought us together. Of course, I can’t wait for the day the credits start rolling on Groundhog Day – but until then, sitting on my back porch listening to my mom sing off-key to The Beatles, quarreling with my little brother over who really won the game of Monopoly, or reminiscing over the past four years with my best friends via Zoom will have to do. Honestly, it hadn’t been so bad. Silver linings, remember?You’ll have to excuse my melodramatic antics, I’m a college senior.Gracie Amiss, TCU 360 managing editor Dear Frogs: I am proud of the way the College of Education transitioned to remote learning, keeping the same TCU spirit we are all familiar with in our on-campus classes. One thing that stays the same in these uncertain times is our care and concern for our students. From our very youngest Horned Frogs at KinderFrogs to our doctoral students, we have found ways to support our students while mentoring them to pursue excellence in their coursework and research.Starpoint students with teacher Madge Thomas and Dr. JoBeth Jimerson, the interim director for Starpoint and KinderFrogs. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Jan Lacina.)Marielis Conde Mendez creates miniature vases at home, which will help in designing full-sized vases when she returns to campus. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Jan Lacina.) Ceramic vases will be showcased in Mendez’s senior art exhibition and McNair project. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Jan Lacina.)While the physical building is closed, learning continues for children at KinderFrogs and Starpoint Schools. Their teachers held virtual coffees each morning to discuss and plan instruction as well as held parent-teacher conferences in a new virtual format. The most important aspect of teaching online at Starpoint—particularly in the current situation—can be summed up in three words: grace, flexibility, and relationships. We’ve been able to continue to support and even challenge students academically and continue learning in music, PE, Story Stage, and visual arts, but we’ve only been able to do that successfully because our teachers had strong relationships with students and families already established.In the McNair Program, when one of our engineering students found that he could not work on the TCU electric car in person, he tried a new way using computer modeling. When an art student did not have access to a TCU pottery wheel and clay materials, she bought a miniature potter’s wheel and began making tiny sculptures at home.McNair Scholars program students. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Jan Lacina.)McNair scholar computer modeling. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Jan Lacina.)In the Language and Literacy master’s degree program, students and professors meet virtually each week to discuss the program and online experience. Our professors provide mentorship online as the graduate students search for teaching jobs.In the Educational Leadership graduate program, one professor focuses time at the beginning of each online class to check in on each and every student’s personal well-being and meets with students via phone or Zoom for one-on-one conferencing. Similarly, a professor in our Early Childhood-Sixth Grade program begins each online class checking on her students’ well-being.  She seeks ways to support students and emphasizes that well-being is most important during this difficult time. Our students continue to amaze us through their research—and they presented through a virtual Research & Pedagogy Festival this year. Award winning topics ranged from encouraging interaction with online discussions to investigating science discourse in STEM undergraduate classes using decibel analysis for research in teaching.We have an amazing College of Education—and we continue to educate individuals to think and act as ethical leaders and responsible citizens in the global community. In these challenging times, the TCU mission is more relevant than ever before. We are all in this together in TCU’s College of Education and that is what makes us Horned Frogs. Dr. Jan Lacina, interim dean of the College of EducationDear Frogs:I am one of the lucky ones. I am still in Fort Worth and am quarantined with two of my best friends.I have finally hit the golden age of 21. I think I have dreamt of my 21st birthday since I was 10. I planned this elaborate and over-the-top birthday in my head that I couldn’t wait to happen someday. That day was supposed to be last week.Marissa Stacy is a managing editor of TCU 360. (Photo courtesy of Marissa Stacy.)Once I chose TCU, it became very clear what my 21st was going to consist of: Chuy’s margaritas and of course going to west 7th Street. I had those plans ready for months to come. I knew exactly who was going to be invited to dinner and what stories would be told. But those ideas never materialized.It was March when I realized that my plans were changing, and quickly. As they were being canceled right in front of my eyes, I had to come up with something new and learn how to make the best of what we are currently going through.As I was stressing over what my birthday was going to be, my roommates and friends from back home were planning the birthday of my dreams.My mom ordered my roommates and me Chuy’s to-go (with margaritas included) and about 40 of my closest friends from all over the country got on Zoom to celebrate my birthday with me.We played a Kahoot to see who knows me best (my first-year roommate Caitlin ended up winning), and some of my best friends throughout my life even gave a little speech of a memory we share.This is the moment I realized all of this isn’t that bad. We are all still connected with each other, even hundreds of miles apart. It may not look exactly like it used to, but there are still ways to enjoy it.While it was not the birthday I ever planned on living out, it is definitely one I will never forget.Marissa Stacy, TCU 360 managing editorWe want to hear from you! If you are a current or former student, faculty or staff, leave a 300-500-word story in the submission form on the right of this page; we’ll be in touch. Return of the disco: Latest fashion trends mirror the 1970s ReddIt Facebook Frog Logs: Mental health and missing campus McNair Scholars program students. Photo courtesy of Dr. Jan Lacina TCU 360 is an official, student-produced product of the School of Journalism at Texas Christian University. 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first_img WhatsApp Previous articleSeven jobs on the cards in Fintown followed Charles Bonnar expansionNext articleGardai release names of deceased in Inishowen crash News Highland By News Highland – July 12, 2010 Doherty goes to High Court over Donegal South West By-Election delay Pinterest Facebook Donegal Senator Pearse Doherty is at the High Court today seeking a Judicial Review into the government’s failure to hold the Donegal South West By-Election.Senator Doherty, who will contest the by-election on behalf of Sinn Fein, says the refusal of the government to name the date of the poll is unlawful, and against the spirit of the constitution.The seat has been vacant since Pat the Cope Gallagher was elected to the European Parliament 13 months ago.Senator Doherty says after political attempts to have the writ moved fell on deaf ears, there was only one avenue left to him……[podcast][/podcast] Google+ Newsx Adverts Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota center_img Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Twitter Twitter WhatsApp Google+ 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Pinterest Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powerslast_img read more

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