Blacks boosted by reduced loss

first_img BLACKS Leisure’s losses are narrowing as it seeks to attract suitors for the business.The retailer, which owns the Blacks and Millets brands, said the business was bouncing back after a tumultuous period. Like-for-like sales in its outdoor stores were down by six per cent, which it blamed on difficult trading conditions. But in the past two months, like-for-like sales have improved and are now down by only 3.5 per cent. It had reduced its operating losses from £8.7m to £7.1m in the first half of the year. The firm is courting suitors for the business. Thursday 28 October 2010 8:02 pm KCS-content whatsapp whatsapp Blacks boosted by reduced loss Tags: NULL Share Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Buzz Bingo to close more than a quarter of UK clubs

first_img15th July 2020 | By contenteditor Topics: Casino & games Finance Bingo Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Buzz Bingo to close more than a quarter of UK clubs Email Address Bingo Buzz Bingo is to permanently close more than a quarter of its UK bingo halls, with over 500 employees set to lose their jobs. Buzz Bingo is to permanently close more than a quarter of its UK bingo halls, with over 500 employees set to lose their jobs.The operator – formerly Gala Bingo – has announced that 26 of its 91 bingo halls in the UK are to close due to what the company expects will be an “unsustainable operating environment” for the foreseeable future.Some 573 of its 3,400 employees will be potentially impacted by the decision, with most having been furloughed since Buzz Bingo’s venues closed on 21 March due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.Buzz Bingo released the details as part of a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) following a period of productive consultation with its various stakeholders, including landlords. It said it has reached agreements with landlords to better align the rents of certain clubs relative to forecast trading.Buzz Bingo’s owner, Caledonia Investments, has indicated its willingness to provide an additional £22m of equity capital once the CVA becomes effective, which is in addition to the £5m that it invested in Buzz Bingo in May 2020.Chris Matthews, chief executive of Buzz Bingo, said: “The ongoing pandemic has had far-reaching consequences for the entire leisure and hospitality sector and an immediate and significant impact on our business.“Following a thorough review of our options, the proposed CVA will restructure our retail portfolio to ensure we are well positioned for a return to growth, while adapting to the ongoing, challenging environment as we start to reopen the majority of our clubs.“Our lenders are supporting our plans and our owners, Caledonia will be investing into the new structure to further strengthen our future business.“The restructure will, very sadly, impact a number of our colleagues and my priority is to support all those affected and keep them fully informed as we continue with this process. I would like to thank every single one of our colleagues for their continued understanding and commitment over this period.”Buzz Bingo said it will seek creditor approval of the CVA Proposal, which is due on 3 August. The online business will continue to trade as usual during this period.The majority of Buzz Bingo’s clubs are set to reopen from 6 August, with the operator saying it is eager to secure a sustainable long-term future for the business and its remaining 2,800 employees. Bingo halls in Edinburgh Westerhailes, Milton Keynes, Salford and Wolverhampton are among those that will close.Buzz Bingo said that since lockdown it has sought to reduce the impact by minimising costs, reducing senior management pay and making use of the Government’s furlough scheme.“Despite this, Buzz Bingo’s daily operations and its ability to generate revenues from its retail club portfolio has been severely impacted,” it said in a statement.“The management believe the proposed CVA provides the best possible outcome for all of Buzz Bingo’s stakeholders as it looks to secure a sustainable long-term future for the business and its remaining employees.”Gala Leisure completed a £40m (€46m/$53m) transformation of its Gala Bingo division to Buzz Bingo in 2018, with its website and around 100 venues rebranded. This came after investment trust company Caledonia Investments acquired the division from Gala Coral Group for a total consideration of £241m in 2015.Melanie Leech, chief executive of the British Property Federation (BPF) which is a trade association for UK residential and commercial real estate companies, said it has worked closely with Buzz Bingo on developing the CVA plan.“These situations are never easy, particularly now for the retail, hospitality and leisure businesses on our high streets at the sharp end of the Covid-19 pandemic,” she said.“Property owners, however, need to take into consideration the impact on their investors, including the millions of people whose savings and pensions are invested in commercial property, as they vote on any CVA proposal.“Buzz Group and AlixPartners engaged with the BPF before launching this CVA proposal. This has provided us an opportunity to improve understanding of property owners’ interests and concerns, but ultimately it will be for individual property owners to decide how they will vote on the CVA.”last_img read more

Fidelity Bank Plc ( Q12017 Interim Report

first_imgFidelity Bank Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Fidelity Bank Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Fidelity Bank Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Fidelity Bank Plc (  2017 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileFidelity Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the individual, commercial and corporate sectors. Its extensive full-service personal and business offering ranges from transactional accounts, online banking, loans and term deposits to money market, treasury services loans and advances, commercial support overdrafts, equipment leasing finance and trade, working capital, project, asset and syndicate finance. Fidelity Bank Plc operates through 225 business offices, 730 ATMs and 3 853 point-of-sale channels. Founded in 18=987 and formerly known as Fidelity Union Merchant Bank, the company changed its name to Fidelity Bank Plc in 1999. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Fidelity Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

What going on with the SolGold share price?

first_img Zaven Boyrazian does not own shares in SolGold. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images. Enter Your Email Address Instead, I’d much rather invest in this: Zaven Boyrazian | Friday, 4th June, 2021 | More on: SOLG I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. The SolGold (LSE:SOLG) share price has been climbing rather impressively recently. In fact, over the past two weeks, the company has seen its stock rise by more than 16%. And over the past 12 months, it’s up around 45%. Considering that at the start of 2021, the SolGold share price nearly halved, seeing such a rapid recovery is impressive. So what’s causing this growth? Let’s take a look. Grab your free report – while it’s online.center_img The rapidly recovering SolGold share priceI’ve previously explored this business. But as a quick reminder, SolGold is an early-stage mining group operating out of Ecuador and Australia. Despite its small size, the firm successfully managed to secure the rights to a large region of land containing what could be the world’s best-underdeveloped gold and copper mining location. At least, that’s how the management team describes it. And that may not be a exaggeration.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…This area was titled the Alpala project. It contains a multi-billion-dollar mountain of wealth responsible for sending the SolGold share price up by nearly 70% in 2020 alone. However, the recent growth appears to originate from progress made at the firm’s Cascabel project.Located approximately 3 km north of the Alpala deposit, Cascabel is 85% owned by SolGold through a subsidiary. While it is currently unknown how much ore is present at the site, seven of the 10 drill hole assays detected consistent levels of copper and equivalents in densities similar to what was initially found at Alpala. Further assays need to be carried out. But the management team has stated it aims to release a mineral resource estimate later this year.This is excellent news for the business and its investors. Therefore seeing the SolGold share price take off is not that surprising to me.What’s next?The progress made at both Alpala and Cascabel is promising. However, there remains a long road ahead where many things can go wrong. The pre-feasibility study for Alpala has been consistently delayed, with a current release date set for late 2021. And until this is completed, the deposit will remain untouched. Cascabel, on the other hand, is in a much earlier stage of development. Therefore even if it reveals itself to be a second Alpala, it could be several years before any mining actually starts.Why does this matter? Being a mining business, SolGold has no pricing power. It is almost entirely at the mercy of fluctuating commodity prices. At the moment, due to supply restrictions caused by the pandemic and fears of inflation, the price of copper and gold have been rising rapidly. However, there is no guarantee they will stay that way. In other words, SolGold may not be able to take advantage of the currently elevated material prices. And therefore, any decline in the value of these metals will likely adversely affect the SolGold share price.The bottom lineMy opinion on SolGold remains largely unchanged. The latest results from Cascabel are exciting, but as a whole, the company is still very young with no source of revenue.If the management team successfully executes its current strategy, then I believe the SolGold share price could see some explosive long-term growth. However, with so many unknowns at this stage, I’m still keeping this stock on my watch list for now. Looking for new share ideas?Grab this FREE report now.Inside, you discover one FTSE company with a runaway snowball of profits.From 2015-2019…Revenues increased 38.6%.Its net income went up 19.7 times!Since 2012, revenues from regular users have almost DOUBLEDThe opportunity here really is astounding.In fact, one of its own board members recently snapped up 25,000 shares using their own money… So why sit on the side lines a minute longer?You could have the full details on this company right now. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. One FTSE “Snowball Stock” With Runaway Revenues What going on with the SolGold share price? See all posts by Zaven Boyrazianlast_img read more

Ireland XV 53-0 Fiji: The Verdict

first_img Stifled: the Fijians couldn’t make an indent onto the Thomond Park scoreboard this weekendBy Alan DymockIn a nutshellIN WHAT turned out to be nothing more than a training ground run around, Ireland ran in eight unanswered tries in this non-cap match at Thomond Park. Fiji laboured in the lashing rain, but could not get anywhere near their Irish counterparts. The Ulster influence was strong. Paddy Jackson was impressive with the boot, Iain Henderson was industrious, Darren Cave and Luke Marshall looked like a dynamic centre pairing and Craig Gilroy simply ran away with it in scoring an impressive hat-trick. When you add in a brace by Fergus McFadden, Fiji will be glad this fixture is quickly confined to the history books.Debutants: The Ulstermen stood up on the nightKey momentIn the space of one measly minute McFadden and hooker Sean Cronin had both powered their way over the line. The first try had come from a fantastic kick collection by Gilroy and good hands from Dennis Hurley, before McFadden stepped inside and bounced through to the line. The second came from three key passes. Gilroy ran and popped; Marshall fed Jackson; Conor Murray found Cronin on his way to the line on the other side of the pitch. With speed and ease Ireland had effectively killed Fiji in a minute.Star man: Craig GilroyIt was a night where rugby-by-numbers would have seen any hard running player plunge over the line for Ireland, but Gilroy stood out. He had endless joy on the right wing as short chips and quick passes allowed him past his opposite man, Watisoni Votu. He finished with a hat-trick, but it was his willingness to run in-field and his effortless sprinting that was so noteworthy. Declan Kidney could do worse than to keep the 21-year-old Ulsterman in for the test against Argentina.Room for improvementIn a game where no caps were handed out, no world ranking points were affected and Fiji were reeling from consecutive losses, a lack of team preparation and Northern Hemisphere conditions, one would be hard pushed to see the benefit of this fixture. However, there was some fine rugby on display for Ireland and in Jackson, Luke Marshall, Henderson and Gilroy they have unearthed players who could easily develop for Ireland. They must find a better way of slipping them into harsh test environments during important moments, rather than saving them for bounce matches on the west coast.Man of the moment: Craig Gilroy scored a hat-trickIn quotes – winnersIreland captain, Jamie Heaslip: “The win is massive. Although we have had a great three weeks’ training and great energy, we have had nothing to show for it. A lot of the young lads took their opportunity and played out of their skin. ‘Gillers’ [Craig Gilroy] showed some serious wheels to take his tries but everyone did well.”In quotes – losersOn Sunday the Fiji Sun newspaper could only say online: “Poor defence and handling and set piece woes continued to haunt the Flying Fijians, who have lost all the three games they have played so far on the Europe tour.” The Fiji Broadcasting Corporation summed this up with: “Errors and unsportsmanlike play by Fiji saw them give possession which Ireland A used to convert into points.”Top statsFiji made as many metres with ball in hand as there are days in the year, but their 364m were dwarfed by Ireland’s 714m made. That included a 65m sprint to the line by Gilroy. The nippy winger made 184m by himself.The Irish XV made 10 clean breaks while Fiji missed 23 tackles. Ireland wing Craig Gilroy (L) is tackled by Fiji’s Tomoci Matanavou during the International rugby union match between an Ireland XV and Fiji at Thomond Park in Limerick, Ireland on November 17, 2012. Ireland XV won the game 53-0. AFP PHOTO/ARTUR WIDAK (Photo credit should read ARTUR WIDAK/AFP/Getty Images) Click here to watch highlights from the matchIreland XV: Denis Hurley (Simon Zebo, 61), Fergus McFadden, Darren Cave, Luke Marshall, Craig Gilroy, Paddy Jackson, Conor Murray (Paul Marshall, 61); Dave Kilcoyne (Cian Healey, 46), Sean Cronin (Richardt Strauss, 61), Mike Ross (Michael Bent, 52), Donncha O’Callaghan, Dan Tuohy, Iain Henderson, John Muldoon (Chris Henry, 43), Jamie Heaslip (Mike McCarthy, 72).Replacements (not used): Keith EarlsTries: Craig Gilroy (3), Fergus McFadden (2), Sean Cronin, Darren Cave, Luke Marshall. Cons: Jackson (5). Pens: Jackson. Sin Bin: Chris Henry (63)Fiji: Metuisela Talebulamaijaina, Isimali Koniferedi (Saula Radidi, 36), Vereniki Goneva, Ravai Fatiaki (Timoci Matanavou, 41), Watisoni Votu, Jonetani Ralulu, Nicola Matawalu (Kelemedi Bolatagane, 67); Jerry Yanuyanutawa (Stefano Somoca, 69), Viliame Veikoso (Talemaitoga Tuapati, 45), Deacon Manu (c), Leone Nakawara (Api Ratuniyarawa, 45), Api Naikatani, Iliesa Ratuva, Malaki Ravulo, Nemani Nagusa (Josefa Domolailai, 60).Replacements (not used): Manasa SauloSin Bin: Matanavou (46), Tuapati (66) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Referee: Leighton Hodges (Wales)Follow Alan Dymock on Twitter @AlanDymock TAGS: Fiji last_img read more

HWA HUN / IROJE KHM Architects

first_img “COPY” Area:  441 m² Photographs Projects Products used in this ProjectVentilated / Double Skin FacadeDanpalFaçade Systems Danpal®Design Team:KyungJin-Jung, SeungHee-Song, SuKyung-Jang, JiYeon-KimArchitect In Charge:HyoMan KimCity:SeoulCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Sergio PirroneText description provided by the architects. Blooming House.“Hwa Hun” in Korean, the name of this house means “Blooming House”Save this picture!© Sergio PirroneRequirement of the owner.Most important requirement was “Living in nature”.Topographic architecture – Irregular form of site, steep sloped topography.Save this picture!© Sergio PirroneThis site is located in the heart of Seoul, near urban mountain “Bukhansan” mountain. The shape of site which is irregular polyhedron has been the shape of this house to maximize the land use.Save this picture!Section 2We added the topographic architecture on the existing topography of site which is steep sloped to harmonize with natural condition of site.Save this picture!© Sergio PirroneNature–scape architecture.We designed nature–scape architecture “architectural hill”, to harmonize with context of surrounding mountain and to satisfy the owner’s requirement “living in nature”. To maximize the area of green garden, all the exterior spaces of this house are covered with green plants.Save this picture!© Sergio PirroneThere are various leveled garden, forecourt garden, inner court garden, stair garden, water fall garden, roof garden and all the vertical gardens are circulated each other continuously. Consequently, we buried all the inside spaces of this house in the green nature.Save this picture!© Sergio Pirrone“Blooming Architecture”.All the skins of this house except road–side skins are covered with green plants and filled with various fruit trees.Save this picture!© Sergio PirroneThis “architectural flower” will blooming and going……, as time goes by, with the living life of family of this house.Save this picture!© Sergio PirroneProject gallerySee allShow lessOpen Courts Sports Complex / BKA-Bahadır Kul ArchitectsSelected ProjectsKings House Apartments / The Purple Ink StudioSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily Photographs:  Sergio Pirrone Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: IROJE KHM Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Seoul, South Korea Houses HWA HUN / IROJE KHM ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHWA HUN / IROJE KHM Architects+ 32 Share South Korea ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard HWA HUN / IROJE KHM Architects Manufacturers: Danpal, Vibia, Artemide, Gessi, LG Hausys, Magis, Panzeri, Unideco Products translation missing: “COPY” CopyAbout this officeIROJE KHM ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSeoulKoreaHousesRepublic ofTop100South KoreaPublished on April 09, 2015Cite: “HWA HUN / IROJE KHM Architects” 08 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – FocusGlass3MInterior Finishes at U.S. Bank StadiumPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlFiber Cement Cladding Panels in B66 Business CenterMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsSculptformClick-on Battens in WestConnex M8 JunctionPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesBruagBack-Ventilated Facades – CELLONTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea CosmosGlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Porcelain StonewareApavisaSlabs – Wild ForestBulbs / SpotsAmbiance LumiereLighting – ZetaMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?绽放的住宅 / 履露斋IROJE KHM Architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts performs “Carousel”

first_img Previous articleTime for music, reading and learning at Southwest Regional LibraryNext articleTCU Sizzle Reel (Ep. 08 – Halloween films, The Walking Dead and more) Morgan Heinrich RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Linkedin Morgan Heinrich Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Morgan Heinrich TCU Tailgates in The 109 + posts Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Linkedin printThe Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts will perform Richard Rodger and Oscar Hammerstein’s musical “Carousel” on Oct. 28-30 and Nov. 3-5 at the Mary D. & F. Howard Walsh Fine Arts Center.The production has required complete collaboration between the school’s music department, theater department, dance department and the visual arts department, said Clint Riley, the Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts Executive Director.“This story is heavy because it’s about a man who has made mistakes in his life and he now has the opportunity to go back and try to correct them,” Riley said. “Our students have the skill to sing, act and dance in this heavy material but with these really beautiful and complex dance sequences.”Riley said the production requires a very high skill level to successfully perform.“Whether it’s singing, or acting, or dancing—we are very fortunate to have students that are all very good at what they do,” he said.Students worked on the scenery, made the costumes, and even choreographed their own dances, said Riley.“This musical is not just about the talent on stage, but the talent behind the scenes,” Riley said.There were multiple reasons why the school chose to perform “Carousel” this year, said Riley.“We look at our student population—we look at the number of students that are looking to fill the female and male roles and their capabilities,” he said.Riley said the school chose the musical for educational reasons as well.“This musical is one of the best musicals of the 20th century,” Riley said. “We wanted to pull from a classical piece and this is a very hard piece to perform so our students are learning and excelling at it.”The musical follows a 19th century romance between a charming carousel barker, Billy Bigelow, and a pretty innocent millworker, Julie Jordan. The attractive young couple quickly marries but they soon find themselves unemployed and in need of money which strains their relationship. Billy then discovers Julie is pregnant and resorts to extreme measures for money which lead to tragedy.Riley said the cast is a mix of students from different grade and skill levels.“Some of our cast members have been with us since third grade, while others are only in their first years of performing in musicals,” he said. “I would say we have a pretty diverse group.”Billy Bigelow will be played by junior Caleb Wilson while Julie Jordan, Bigelow’s wife, will be played by junior Jayden Goldberg.“While Caleb has a background in theater, Jayden has a background in opera training,” Riley said. “She has traveled all over from D.C. to Italy—this is what she wants to do career-wise.”Louise Bigelow, the daughter of Bigelow and Jordan, will be performed by Bailey Poe.“Bailey has a background in musical theater and actually spent her summer in New York City with a musical theater training program,” said Riley.Riley said “Carousel” is the excellent opportunity for all the leading actors to display their talents.“This is a strong classical piece with serious vocal training within the musical theater genre so it is the perfect fit for our leading actors,” Riley said.The website for tickets is show dates and times are:Friday, October 28 at 7 p.m.Saturday, October 29 at 7 p.m.Sunday, October 30 at 3 p.m.Thursday, November 3 at 7 p.m.Friday, November 4 at 7 p.m.Saturday, November 5 at 7 p.m.Tickets prices:Advance: $15 adults | $6 studentsAt the Door: $18 adults | $8 students Twitter Paschal High School teacher wins excellence award ReddIt Morgan Heinrich Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Morgan Heinrich Facebook Twitter FW Academy of Fine Arts performing ‘There’s no Business Like SNOW Business’ Facebook FW Academy of Fine Arts performing ‘There’s no Business Like SNOW Business’ Morgan Heinrich read more

TCU has plans for parking lots along Merida and Princeton

first_imgFacebook Last month, the university’s rezoning request was approved by the Fort Worth Zoning Committee. The city council is scheduled to vote on it Feb. 7. ReddIt Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday printAs TCU gears up for another round of construction, crews are working to make sure there’s adequate parking.The university has asked the city for permission to build parking lots in the 2900 block of Merida Avenue and  in the 2800 block of Princeton Street where houses once stood.The Merida Avenue block is being converted into a parking lot to complement the anticipated renovation of the Neeley School of Business, Todd Waldvogel, associate vice chancellor of facilities and campus planning, wrote in an e-mail. He added the Princeton Street block will help make space for the proposed TCU School of Music Village.Neighborhood resident and junior interior design major Sheridan Johnston said she wishes TCU would use the land for a new interior design building, but imagines a new parking lot would benefit many commuting students. The new interior design building is planned for a lot at West Cantey Street and Greene Avenue.The TCU Neeley expansion is expected to begin construction in summer of 2017, said Elaine Cole, public relations marketing and communications manager for the business school. The TCU School of Music Village does not have a projected start date for construction yet. Twitter Linkedin Linkedin Breakdown: what the arsenals of the world are packing Facebook Previous articlePitcher Howard makes his last run as a frogNext articleRec reaching “busy season” as students get in shape for spring break Betsy Foresman RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Betsy Foresman Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Betsy Foresman Russia re-elects Putin for fourth term in controversial election Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Betsy Foresman Twitter Betsy Foresman March for Our Lives calls for gun reform in America ReddIt U.S. and European allies target Syrian chemical weapons production with airstrike Betsy Foresman Betsy is a junior journalism and psychology double major from Orange County, California. She is pretty well-read, as untamed as a shrew, and her dependence on Redbull is something we won’t get into. + posts last_img read more

Worldwide High Availability Server Industry to 2026 – BFSI Sector is Expected to Have…

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Worldwide High Availability Server Industry to 2026 – BFSI Sector is Expected to Have a Significant Growth Rate – WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Pinterest Facebook TAGS  Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 Previous articleGlobal 3D Printing Materials Market (2021 to 2025) – Featuring 3D Systems, Arkema and BASF Among Others – ResearchAndMarkets.comNext articleBRS Media’s dotFM Upgrades the Domain Name System of the .FM Top-Level Domain Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Economic Turbulence Plays Havoc with Consumer Confidence

first_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Consumer Confidence HOUSING U.S. Economy Economic Turbulence Plays Havoc with Consumer Confidence Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles April 26, 2016 983 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Sign up for DS News Daily Consumer Confidence HOUSING U.S. Economy 2016-04-26 Brian Honeacenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Economic Turbulence Plays Havoc with Consumer Confidence About Author: Brian Honea Share Save Previous: Should Banks Be More Liquid? The Government Thinks So Next: Lawmaker Pushes for Next Step in CFPB Reform Analysts have taken note of the turbulent economic activity in the first quarter, punctuated by a recent report from Fannie Mae forecasting only one rate hike by the Federal Reserve this year instead of two.Freddie Mac’s most recent economic outlook also indicated painted a somewhat murkier picture for the economy, though the report also stated that the slow Q1 economic activity should not affect the housing market this year.Now consumers are noticing the recent economic volatility. The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index for April dropped from 96.1 down to 94.2 in April (1985=100) following an increase in March that nearly erased a dismal February.According to the Conference Board, the Present Situation Index increased from 114.9 to 116.4 from March to April and the Expectations Index dropped from 83.6 to 79.3 during the same period. And while consumers’ appraisals of current conditions improved slightly in April, consumers surveyed had a generally less optimistic short-term outlook and had less favorable attitudes toward the labor market—there was an increase in the number of consumers who said they anticipate fewer jobs, while there was a decrease in the number of consumers who said they anticipate more jobs.“Consumer confidence continued on its sideways path, posting a slight decline in April, following a modest gain in March,” said Lynn Franco, Director of Economic Indicators at The Conference Board. “Consumers’ assessment of current conditions improved, suggesting no slowing in economic growth. However, their expectations regarding the short-term have moderated, suggesting they do not foresee any pickup in momentum.”“The fourth consecutive increase in the labor force participation rate amid solid job growth has slowed the decline in the unemployment rate, and, combined with anemic productivity growth, may help explain the failure of wages to accelerate more rapidly.”Doug Duncan, Fannie Mae Chief EconomistThe pessimism toward the labor market came despite a healthy monthly average of job gains of more than 220,000 in the first quarter. Fannie Mae Chief Economist Doug Duncan predicted that economic activity will pick up for the remainder of the year even after the slow Q1.“We expect a healthy labor market, the solid hiring trend seen during the last few months, and stronger household incomes to boost consumer spending over the rest of the year despite weak economic activity in the first quarter,” Duncan said. “The fourth consecutive increase in the labor force participation rate amid solid job growth has slowed the decline in the unemployment rate, and, combined with anemic productivity growth, may help explain the failure of wages to accelerate more rapidly.”The decline in consumer confidence, particularly the drop in expectations for better business conditions and more jobs for the next six months seems to have had an adverse effect on near-term plans for homebuying. According to the Conference Board, the percentage of consumers surveyed  who said they plan to buy a home in the next six months dropped from 6.3 percent in March down to 5.4 percent in April.The “advance” estimate for first quarter GDP will be released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis on Thursday, April 28. The April employment situation will be released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday, May 6. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more