Will the Gulf Keystone (GKP) share price recover in 2021?

first_img Enter Your Email Address Zaven Boyrazian | Tuesday, 18th May, 2021 | More on: GKP Will the Gulf Keystone (GKP) share price recover in 2021? 2020 was a rough year for the Gulf Keystone Petroleum (LSE:GKP) share price. As the world economy came to a standstill, the company saw its stock crash by around 75%. But over the last 12 months, it has been back on the rise, increasing by nearly 150%.What’s causing this growth? And can it return to its pre-pandemic levels?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…The rising GKP share priceAs the name suggests, Gulf Keystone is an oil company, and it operates within the Kurdistan region of Iraq. The pandemic forced many factories to close worldwide. Furthermore, due to travel restrictions, cars and planes remained mostly parked. With fuel consumption plummeting within a few weeks, the demand for oil evaporated, taking its price with it. Towards the end of 2019, oil prices stood at around $60/barrel. By March 2020, they had crashed to under $20. So, seeing the GKP share price getting slashed was not that surprising to me.But, as the Covid-19 vaccine rollout continues to progress worldwide, factories have begun to reopen, and travel restrictions are being eased. Consequently, oil prices are back at around $60/barrel. And the GKP share price is making a rapid recovery.What’s more, the company has reinstated its production expansion programme. By the first quarter of 2022, the firm aims to increase its production volumes to 55,000 barrels per day. By comparison, the guidance for 2021 estimates is a total of 40,000 to 44,000 barrels. Needless to say, this is good news and suggests that the worst has passed. But there are still some risks to consider.The risks that lie aheadThe most prominent risk to Gulf Keystone, in my opinion, is oil prices themselves. 2020 demonstrated perfectly what happens to the GKP share price when the value of this commodity decreases. While I don’t believe a similar price crash is imminent, Gulf Keystone is not the only oil company ramping up its production volumes. Should the market become saturated, oil prices would likely suffer, placing additional pressure on its profit margins.Beyond the commodity exposure, the firm does have some financial problems with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). As it stands, the KRG owes the business $65m for oil produced between November 2019 and February 2020. The payments have been consistently delayed throughout last year due to the depressed oil prices. Recently the KRG issued a new payment plan proposal to the company. This proposal is still under review. But suppose Gulf Keystone rejects it? In that case, it’s unclear how long it will be until it receives the outstanding balance.The bottom lineOverall this business looks like it’s on the road to recovery. It did suffer a $47.3m loss in 2020. But as previously explained, the loss was attributable to temporarily depressed oil prices. And with $161m of cash on the balance sheet, I’m cautiously optimistic about the GKP share price in 2021. Therefore, providing oil prices don’t begin to decline again, I believe it can make a full recovery this year.Having said that, the company is staying on my watch list until more information becomes available surrounding the outstanding payments from the KRG. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. 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Who is Taulupe Faletau: Ten things you should know about the Wales No 8

first_imgFrom Tonga to Wales, find out about the back-rower’s rugby journey Taulupe Faletau warms up before a Wales match (NurPhoto/Getty Images) 5. He scored a try in the British & Irish Lions’ second-Test victory over New Zealand in 2017. Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Who is Taulupe Faletau: Ten things you should know about the Wales No 8Taulupe Faletau has spent a decade excelling at the top of the world game for Wales and the British & Irish Lions.Not only is his work ethic a standout, but he has a softer skill-set in terms of his footwork and link play as a ball-carrier.Here are ten more facts about the Wales forward.Ten things you should know about Taulupe Faletau1. Taulupe Faletau was born on 12 November 1990 in Nuku’alofa, Tonga.2. His dad, Kuli, played 20 Tests for Tonga. After RWC 1999, he and his family moved to Wales where he played for Ebbw Vale and Pontypool.3. The Faletaus are good friends with the Vunipola family. England forwards Billy and Mako Vunipola describe Taulupe Faletau as their ‘cousin’. 7. He started all of Wales’ games in the 2012, 2013 and 2021 Six Nations matches when they won a Grand Slam and two championships respectively.8. He was the third top tackler in the 2021 championship, his tally of 77 only beaten by Justin Tipuric and Charles Ollivon.Related: Taulupe Faletau on playing in the moment9. Faletau is in a long-term relationship with Charlotte Rhys Jones, who is the sister of Welsh footballer Gareth Bale’s wife Emma.10. The couple have two sons, Israel and Ezekiel. 4. He made his Wales debut against the Barbarians in June 2011, starting at No 8 in a 31-28 defeat. Since then, when fit, he has been a mainstay in the Wales back row.He scored his first Test try against South Africa at the 2011 Rugby World Cup and won his 50th Wales cap against Fiji four years later at RWC 2015. He started all three Tests of that tour at No 8, and he was also given the nod in that position over Jamie Heaslip for the decisive third Test of the 2013 tour to Australia.Warren Gatland also selected him for the Lions 2021 tour to South Africa.6. He made more than 100 appearances for Newport Gwent Dragons between 2009 and 2016, then he joined Gallagher Premiership club Bath.last_img read more

Committee sends to deputies a resolution to admit Cuba as…

first_img General Convention 2018 Submit a Job Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The morning’s heavy rain didn’t stop supporters of the Episcopal Church of Cuba from attending the Episcopal Church in Cuba Committee’s final open hearing on July 9. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] The Episcopal Church in Cuba Committee moved forward a resolution calling on General Convention to admit the Cuban church, after a half-century breach in formal relations.The committee sent Resolution A238, which lays out the terms for reunification, to the House of Deputies legislative calendar. It has not yet been scheduled for the floor.Full ENS coverage of the 79th meeting of General Convention is available here.Previously, the committee struggled with constitutional and canonical questions regarding whether or not convention had the power to act to bring in an existing Anglican Communion diocese and a bishop. It was during a July 7 hearing that it decided to write A238, this time calling for the 79th General Convention to admit the Episcopal Diocese of Cuba to the Episcopal Church during this convention.The resolution recognizes that Article V, Section 1 of the constitution “does not expressly provide for creation of a new diocese from an existing Anglican Communion diocese, neither does it expressly limit or forbid General Convention from doing so.”The committee based its reasoning in part on Resolution 1976-D004, an amendment to the White & Dykman Annotated Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Church, which established that “all power is in the General Convention which the constitution itself does not limit.”The resolution calls for $400,000 for support of the Cuban church’s ongoing mission and an interim body to accompany the two churches through their transition to re-unification and $50,000 to fund that work.A heavy early morning rainstorm did not prevent people from showing up for the final open hearing of the Episcopal Church in Cuba Committee.The Very Rev. Jose Angel Gutierrez, dean of Trinity Cathedral in Havana, expressed gratitude for the committee’s support of Cuban clergy, who, if the resolution passes, will be eligible to participate in the International Clergy Pension Plan administered by the Church Pension Fund.He also said, in Spanish through an interpreter, that by attending General Convention and the committee meetings, he had learned a lot of about democracy and the church’s role in society. And he said it’s also become clear that reason can drown out the message of love, referring to the debate over the constitution and canons.“I understand that we need laws and norms for the church to function, but not at the expense of love,” he said.In testimony and later in a conversation with Episcopal News Service, the Rev. Roberto Maldonado, Latino missioner in the Diocese of Oregon and an alternate deputy to convention, said it’s important to know that it wasn’t Cuba’s decision to separate from the Episcopal Church in the 1960s. By readmitting the Cuban church, the Episcopal Church can set an example for other mainline denominations, such as United Methodists and Presbyterians, who also separated, he said.The resolution also laments the action taken to separate the Episcopal Church from the Cuban church in 1966 by the House of Bishops in response to the geopolitics of the time.The House of Bishops took its action in 1966 in response to the effects of the Cuban Revolution and the United States’ response. The Cuban Revolution, led by Fidel Castro, began in 1953 and lasted until President Fulgencio Batista was forced from power in 1959. Batista’s anti-communist, authoritarian government was replaced with a socialist state, which in 1965 aligned itself with the communist party.Formerly a missionary district, the Episcopal Church of Cuba is an autonomous diocese of the Anglican Communion under the authority of the Metropolitan Council of Cuba. The council is chaired by the primates of the Anglican churches of Canada, the West Indies and the Episcopal Church. The council has overseen the church in Cuba since it separated from the U.S.-based Episcopal Church in 1967.In 1961, Episcopal schools in Cuba had been closed and appropriated, and many clergy and their families were displaced. Some remained in Cuba; some either returned or immigrated to the United States. Some clergy who remained in Cuba were imprisoned, executed, or disappeared. Church buildings were closed and left to deteriorate. The church was polarized politically, and its clergy and lay leaders suffered. But the church continued in the living rooms of the grandmothers, who held prayer services and Bible studies in their homes. Through them is transmitted a story of pain, and of faith.The Episcopal Church of Cuba traces its origins back to an Anglican presence beginning in 1871. Today, there are some 46 congregations and missions serving 10,000 members and the wider communities. During the 1960s, Castro’s government began cracking down on religion, jailing religious leaders and believers, and it wasn’t until Pope John Paul II’s 1998 visit to Cuba, the first ever visit by a Roman Catholic pope to the island, that the government began a move back toward tolerance of religion.– Lynette Wilson is a reporter and managing editor of Episcopal News Service. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 July 9, 2018 at 8:37 pm TEC may be right, here. Cuba is slowly reopening to more freedoms. Maybe this will help. Pray the evils of communism, Castro’s oppression, etc., will now be overcome. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Comments (2) Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit an Event Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Tampa, FL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Washington, DC Committee sends to deputies a resolution to admit Cuba as a diocese Tags Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Events Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Collierville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC center_img Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME By Lynette WilsonPosted Jul 9, 2018 Rector Belleville, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Press Release Titus Presler says: Rev. 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Using the constitution’s permissive stance toward the role of General Convention is a good route to follow. HoB & HoD should resist lawyerly arguments that this move is impossible because the constitution does not explicitly provide for the admission of an existing diocese. Moreover, we have the precedent of the admission of the Diocese of Venezuela. Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MSlast_img read more

Aquitanis Community Housing / Marjan Hessamfar & Joe Vérons Ar…

first_img 2013 CopyApartments•Floirac, France ArchDaily Structural Engineers: OTCE Aquitanis Community Housing / Marjan Hessamfar & Joe Vérons Architectes France Save this picture!© Arthur PequinAlternating solids and spaces, and dividing the building into blocks result in a human scale estate for both tenants and passers by. Each block can easily be identified as a single structure, yet all blocks are linked together forming a varied and coordinated patchwork. Save this picture!© Arthur PequinRepeating a sequence of structures prevents the overwhelming effect a single linear block would have. It also favours real interaction between the estate and the community. This is further reinforced by architectural choice which reflects accepted urban culture: in our collective psyche, as in this housing development, the archetypal house looks like a house from the Monopoly game and a block of flat is cube shaped. Save this picture!Cross SectionMovement and ownershipDiversity and fragmentation would have been rhetoric had they merely stopped at the division of the building into individual blocks. To make sense, we had to keep the same architectural language all the way through. Having separate yet interlinked blocks allows for several outdoor communal areas. These are designed to be used in many different ways. Save this picture!© Arthur PequinSpecial care was also taken in designing pedestrian routes and communal space. Access from the street to each apartment door follows a sequence, thus naturally encouraging tenants to develop a sense of ownership. There is no main central entrance door at the front of each block. Instead, we opted for sliding side entrances located between buildings. This gives passageways and outside communal areas a semi-private feel which contributes to a more homely feel and increases further the sense of ownership. This way, each block offers a graduation of privacy from the public area to the main communal lobby, leading to outside alleyways, then to the semi-private landing and finally, into each flat. Save this picture!© Arthur PequinIntegration within the environmentThe landscaping work reflects lower Floirac’s scheme for urban renewal.The landscaping in the parking area and to the northern side of the development maintains links with existing housing estates, via pedestrian and cycle routes and pathways, thus fully integrating the housing development into the neighbourghood. The densely planted area between the two main blocks has been designed as a gateway to the rapidly developing « Liberation » area. The landscaping in « Rives de Gravette » contributes to the larger scale municipality’s objectives of producing an increased number of green spaces. Save this picture!© Arthur PequinIndividual social housing in a multi layered developmentThe multi layered design of the blocks, allows each flat to enjoy four different aspects, therefore ensuring optimum sunlight during the day in different rooms. All living rooms, in particular, are located to take best advantage of the sun : they all benefit from either two or three aspects. On the outside, at the end of each pathway, there is a white mesh screen before each private terrace. Nestling between blocks, terraces are staggered to allow double height and light on each floor. Outdoor amenity space for each flat is therefore totally private and tenants are free to customise the area as they wish.Save this picture!Cross sectionProject gallerySee allShow lessCantagua Residence / Raimundo AnguitaSelected ProjectsMaison Simon / Mathieu Noël & Élodie Bonnefous architectesSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Floirac, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” Client:AquitanisCost:€4 390 000 excl VATStrategy:French THPECity:FloiracCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Arthur PequinRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – Larcore« Rives de Gravette » is a 36 apartment and business premises development situated on a hillside in the lower part of Floirac. Its construction marks the beginning of urban renewal in the area. In this housing estate, clean-lined and modernised iconic shapes of a house and of a block of apartments are simply interconnected.Save this picture!First Floor PlanThe 36 flats are equally distributed over 3 floors. Each floor has four flats (2 three-roomed flats, 1 two roomed and 1 four-roomed flat) arranged around a communal landing. Save this picture!© Arthur PequinThe ground floor is solely used by business premises :- Two shops- Aquitanis office (HLM- low rent accommodation agency)- A police station- A community space- Private business premises Save this picture!Master PlanFragmentationThis housing development is about scale : scale of the town, scale of individual flats and the intermediary scale of public spaces around them. Our work was therefore primarily based on the concept of urban transition between individual social housing, to the South of the development, and more compact apartment blocks over 6 floors to the North, in the « avenue de la Liberation » area. Aquitanis Community Housing / Marjan Hessamfar & Joe Vérons ArchitectesSave this projectSaveAquitanis Community Housing / Marjan Hessamfar & Joe Vérons Architectes Area:  3753 m² Area:  3753 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2013 Year:  Apartments “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/465601/aquitanis-community-housing-marjan-hessamfar-and-joe-verons-architectes Clipboard SIGNE Architects: Marjan Hessamfar & Joe Vérons Architectes Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Arthur Pequin+ 15 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/465601/aquitanis-community-housing-marjan-hessamfar-and-joe-verons-architectes Clipboard Landscape Architects: photographs:  Arthur PequinPhotographs:  Arthur Pequin CopyAbout this officeMarjan Hessamfar & Joe Vérons ArchitectesOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsFloiracHousingResidentialFrancePublished on January 13, 2014Cite: “Aquitanis Community Housing / Marjan Hessamfar & Joe Vérons Architectes” 13 Jan 2014. 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Fundraising Camp comes to Leeds

first_img  37 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Around 40 fundraisers joined in yesterday’s Fundraising Camp in Leeds, run by UK Fundraising at the Marriott Hotel. The one-day event, inspired by unconference events like Barcampnonprofits and Museumcamp, is designed to enable fundraisers at large and small charities spend the day talking with and learning from other fundraisers about the issues that matter to them.With three sessions running at any one time, and many individual conversations being sparked, here is a snapshot of the day.Fundraising Camp moves on to the University of Kent, Canterbury on Saturday 30 November, for all those fundraisers who can’t take time off during the week. Spaces are still available.[View the story “Fundraising Camp, Leeds” on Storify] Fundraising Camp comes to Leeds AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Fundraising Camp Training Howard Lake | 27 November 2013 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

NPC appointed to lead evaluation of Government’s loneliness fund

first_img Melanie May | 4 January 2019 | News  168 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.  167 total views,  1 views today DCMS has appointed NPC to lead the evaluation of the Government’s new £11.5 million loneliness fund.NPC will lead a consortium of partners who have been appointed as evaluation and learning providers for the Building Connections Fund, funded by the UK Government, the Big Lottery Fund and the Co-op Foundation. NPC’s role will be to capture the impact of the fund on reducing and preventing loneliness and support capability building of grant holders.The £11.5m Building Connections Fund is the first ever Government fund dedicated to reducing loneliness in England and will target people from all age groups and backgrounds. It has been set up to support projects that are able to prevent or reduce loneliness and is part of Government’s wider package to tackle loneliness.It will provide grants to 126 voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations working with different groups across the age range and across England over the next two years, beginning this month. They include The Ramblers Association, Care Leavers Association, Action for Children, and Marmalade Trust.The grantees will provide a range of solutions including new community transport links to support those most at risk of isolation, digital solutions that enable elderly people and young care leavers to connect with their peers and one to one support for LGBT+ people suffering from loneliness.Funding will also go to expanding existing programmes that harness sport, arts or music as a way to encourage people to establish lasting and meaningful friendships with those who have similar hobbies and interests.Grant holders will be supported with evaluation through online guidance, workshops, and tailored assistance.In partnership with the Centre for Youth Impact, the What Works Centre for Wellbeing, Brunel University London, and Bryson Purdon Social Research, NPC will:Support grant holders with their evaluation practiceUndertake focused evaluation on a sub-group of grant holders, to inform the wider sector as well as the evaluation of the FundSupport grant-holders and the wider sector to learn from the data collected and, as a result, improve their service provisionAnne Kazimirski, Head of Measurement and Evaluation at NPC said:“This is a really exciting opportunity. Focusing on learning and impact alongside programme delivery will create an evidence base that will benefit the sector well beyond the Building Connections Fund. It will build the capacity of organisations in this space to understand their impact and improve their services.” Advertisement Tagged with: Big Lottery Fund Funding New Philanthropy Capital AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 NPC appointed to lead evaluation of Government’s loneliness fund The project aims to generate learning that will be used across the sector and beyond the lifetime of the project. NPC and its partners will share learning through events, publications and blogs.last_img read more

Baseball welcomes Kentucky to start season

first_imgFacebook Twitter Baseball welcomes struggling California team this weekend ReddIt Lindsey Follis is a senior sports broadcasting major and journalism minor from Southern California. She enjoys watching sports, spending time with her family and traveling the world. Lindsey hopes to cover sports professionally in the future. Linkedin Lindsey Follishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/lindsey-follis/ ReddIt printTCU baseball will begin the 2020 season against Kentucky with plenty of new faces in the purple and white.The No. 20 Horned Frogs welcome a top-five recruiting class to Fort Worth with 20 newcomers.Johnny Ray, one of the newcomers, is set to start on the mound for the Frogs.The right-handed pitcher from Quincy, Illinois was named the sixth-best JUCO pitcher by Perfect Game. “If he pitches, competes and stays healthy the way he has up to this point, I think TCU fans will be excited to watch him pitch,” head coach Jim Schlossnagle said.The team welcomes 20 new faces to Fort Worth this season. Photo by Nathan LoweThe Frogs will also have LHP Russell Smith back from Tommy John surgery as well as LSU transfer LHP John Kodros, who sat out last season due to eligibility rules.TCU’s pitching staff is looking to improve from last season, in which they posted an ERA of 4.23 and allowed opponents to bat .266. Schlossnagle is especially excited about one transfer player in particular–Alabama grad-transfer Gene Wood.“We are looking forward to having [him] on our team,” Schlossnagle said. “I can’t imagine where we would be without Gene Wood. This guy can literally play every position on the field.” Head Coach Jim SchlossnaglePhoto by Jack WallaceWood is the team’s first graduate transfer since right fielder A.J. Balta from two seasons ago. The Frogs will return six batters who combined to hit .289 last season with 23 home runs and 143 RBIs. Another player to look out for this season is senior catcher Zach Humphreys. He decided to return to Fort Worth after being selected in the 26th round of the MLB Draft by the Milwaukee Brewers. “It was a tough call,” Humphreys said. “We decided it was best for me to come back, graduate and take on a leadership role with this team.”Schlossnagle said having a veteran catcher will help the Frogs find an early rhythm. “We now have the perfect scenario with super-talented freshman Kurtis Byrne, who is going to sit there and learn a ton from Humphreys,” Schlossnagle said. Zach Humphreys returns to Fort Worth for his senior season after being drafted. Photo by Cristian Argueta Soto. Opening night will be an early test for the Frogs, who finished the 2019 season at 34-28.“Kentucky is a club that I think we are still trying to figure out what the pitching staff is going to look like,” Schlossnagle said. Jimmy Ramsey is projected to start Friday for Kentucky. He led the Wildcats last season with 68 strikeouts. Schlossnagle said it’s going to be a challenge for the pitching staff and defense to handle an offensive team that can really run.Breydon Daniel, a senior for the Wildcats, was their top base-stealer last year with 17. T.J. Collett, Kentucky’s first baseman and designated hitter, was named a Preseason All-American by Perfect Game. He led the team with 40 RBIs and 10 homers last season.Junior Coltyn Kessler led the Wildcats last season with a .297 average. Junior Mason Hazelwood is the top returning pitcher, posting a 3.92 ERA in 13 appearances, including nine starts.First pitch is at 6:30 p.m. Friday night at Lupton Stadium. TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks TCU Baseball looks to return to the NCAA Tournament after failing to reach last season. Photo by Jack Wallace TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Twitter Equestrian kicks off the spring season close to home Lindsey Follis Lindsey Follishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/lindsey-follis/ Parking tickets racking up for students Facebook Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Lindsey Follishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/lindsey-follis/ Lindsey Follishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/lindsey-follis/ Previous articleNews Now 2/12/20Next articleBlanket Coverage 2019/20 NFL Exit Interviews Episode 101 – Bengals and Redskins Lindsey Follis RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR + posts Linkedin What we’re reading: Yemen facing threatslast_img read more

What we’re reading: Trump addresses coronavirus, 5 killed in Wisconsin shooting

first_imgTCU News Now 2/24/2021 Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Twitter What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit + posts Previous articleSeven Horned Frogs to participate in NFL combineNext articleStudents reflect on impact of Ash Wednesday Alexis King RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Mada: How one app is helping you pick what to wear President Donald Trump with members of the President’s Coronavirus Task Force speaks during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlines Alexis Kinghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexis-king/ Alexis Kinghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexis-king/ Alexis King is a journalism major with a minor in digital culture/data analytics from Plano, Texas. Alexis hopes to to work in entertainment news after she graduates. Alexis enjoys traveling and spending time with her friends & family. Twittercenter_img Linkedin Alexis Kinghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexis-king/ printPresident Donald Trump with members of the President’s Coronavirus Task Force speaks during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci).Trump says coronavirus risk to Americans is “very low”President Donald Trump attempted to ease growing fears over the spread of the coronavirus, saying that his administration has the situation under control and is “ready to adapt” if the virus spreads, according to NBC News.“We’re ready to adapt and ready to do whatever we have to as the disease spreads if it spreads,” Trump said.Trump announced Wednesday that he will put Vice President Mike Pence in charge of the administration’s response to the virus.“We will continue to bring the full resources of the federal government … to see to the health and well-being and to the effective response to the coronavirus in the United States of America,” Pence said.When responding to a question about the likelihood of a U.S. outbreak, Trump said, “I think it’s inevitable.”Oklahoma professor accused of using the N-wordStudents walking on the University of Oklahoma campus. (Getty Images/Brett Deering).A history professor at the University of Oklahoma has been accused of using the N-word while reading a “historical document,” according to CNN.The university’s interim president, Joseph Harroz, said that the professor issued a “trigger warning” before reading a “historical document that used the ‘N-word’ repeatedly.”This is the second time in many weeks that a professor from the university has been accused of using a racial slur.The professor has not yet been identified.Gunman kills 5, himself in mass shooting,A Molson Coors employee stormed the brewery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Wednesday afternoon, killing five of his co-workers before turning the gun on himself, according to the Washington Post.Authorities did not identify the 51-year-old shooter, but the company’s CEO said he was an active employee at the facility.CEO Gavin Hattersley said the Milwaukee brewery would shut down until further notice “to ensure our people have time to cope with today’s events.”“There are no words to express the deep sadness many of us are feeling right now,” Hattersley said in a company-wide email.Milwaukee Fire Department personnel respond to reports of an active shooting at the Molson Coors Brewing Co. campus in Milwaukee Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Morry Gash).Molson Coors is a local institution that employs more than 1,000 people on the city’s west side. Police did not discuss a possible motive for the killings and did not name the victims.The rampage is the first shooting of four or more people in 2020, according to a Washington Post’s database.Weinstein: “I didn’t sexually assault anyone and I didn’t rape anyone“Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse for his rape trial, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo).A spokesman for Harvey Weinstein said he remains in custody at New York’s Bellevue Hospital, according to ABC News.Weinstein was convicted of two felony counts, criminal sexual assault and third-degree rape and is awaiting a possible transfer to Rikers Island. New York defense attorney Arthur Aidala said Weinstein has been consistent about his innocence, and “very forceful in proclaiming that ‘I didn’t sexually assault anyone and I didn’t rape anyone.’”Weinstein is scheduled to be sentenced on March 11. TAGSPolitifrogWhat we’re reading Facebook Facebook Alexis King ReddIt TCU News Now 3/24/2021 Minority students talk about election results Alexis Kinghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexis-king/ ReddItlast_img read more

RSF hails President Macron’s support for its initiatives

first_img “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Reporters Without Borders (RSF) welcomes the determination to defend media freedom displayed by French President Emmanuel Macron in a New Year’s address to the media from the Elysée Palace on the 3rd of January, in which he alluded several times to RSF initiatives. RSF will pay close attention to full respect for journalistic freedoms in the media law reforms he outlined.President Macron deplored violence against journalists in his speech, describing them as “favourite targets.” As RSF revealed in its annual round-up, published on 19 December, 326 journalists are currently detained worldwide and 65 were killed in 2017 in the course of their work or because of their journalism. A total of 1,035 journalists have been killed in the past 15 years, with nine out of ten of these murders going unpunished.“We welcome the attention that President Macron is paying to the persecution of journalists,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “The appointment of a special representative of the United Nations secretary-general for the protection of journalists, for which Macron again called, would constitute a strong institutional response at the international level.” “RSF has been campaigning since 2015 for the creation of this post as a concrete mechanism for enforcing international law, and we are pleased with the initial measures taken by secretary-general Antonio Guterres, while waiting for him to go further.”Given the gravity of the harassment of journalists and the threats to journalism in dictatorships and “illiberal democracies” such as Turkey and the People’s Republic of China, RSF urges President Macron to conduct a frank and uncompromising bilateral dialogue with his foreign counterparts on these issues. Turkey’s President Erdogan will visit France soon, after which Macron will make an official visit to China.President Macron also referred in his speech to the problem of fake news and promised to introduce a law to combat this, especially during elections. RSF will express its view when an actual bill to this effect is drafted.Finally, President Macron said he supported the debate about journalistic principles that RSF is organizing. After an extensive internal discussion at RSF on journalistic independence, transparency and ethics, and quality journalism, these issues were discussed at a meeting with around 30 leading media outlets, associations and unions in Brussels on 29 September. The initiative is on the agenda of the next RSF board meeting on 9 January. June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (RSF) welcomes the determination to defend media freedom displayed by French President Emmanuel Macron in a New Year’s address to the media from the Elysée Palace on the 3rd of January, in which he alluded several times to RSF initiatives. RSF will pay close attention to full respect for journalistic freedoms in the media law reforms he outlined. FranceEurope – Central Asia Online freedomsMedia independence Freedom of expressionInternet News News FranceEurope – Central Asia Online freedomsMedia independence Freedom of expressionInternet May 10, 2021 Find out more to go further News January 4, 2018 RSF hails President Macron’s support for its initiatives Organisation June 4, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on France Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story Newslast_img read more

The end of 1 and 2 cent coins?

first_img Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Facebook News WhatsApp Pinterest The end of 1 and 2 cent coins? Facebook Twitter One and two cent coins could soon become a thing of the past.The European Commission is looking at ways to abolish the coins or reduce the cost involved in producing them.Since 200 it has cost 1.4 billion euro to make the coins which now have negligible value.Alicia O’Rourke of the EU office in Dublin says the Commission is currently considering four options on the matter.”The Commission has come up with 4 possible options for these little coins; and the four options are: leave things as they are – so the status quo, to make them cheaper to produce, or to take out of circulation quickly, or to gradually phase them out of circulation” he added. 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Twitter Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota center_img WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleNo plans for privatising public transport, says VaradkarNext articleCope urges health minister to intervene in Dungloe bed closure plan News Highland Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released By News Highland – May 15, 2013 Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powerslast_img read more