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Wales rocked as Howley is sent home from World Cup over alleged betting breach

first_imgWales are used to dealing with adversity at World Cups. In 2011 their hopes of reaching the final for the first time were dashed by a controversial early red card for captain Sam Warburton, France squeezing home 9-8 in the semi-final.And four years ago, Wales were beset by injuries to their back-line yet still knocked out hosts England before falling to a late Springbok try in the quarter-finals.Gatland said: “You have to deal with adversity at times, and it’s how you respond and react to that. We were shocked. The union are dealing with this, and my focus has to be on the next five days in terms of preparing the squad for the first game against Georgia.“The players in the last 24 hours have really stepped up and they have been incredibly responsible and resilient, and sometimes that brings teams closer together. Wales rocked as Howley is sent home from World Cup over alleged betting breachJapan 2019 hasn’t even started yet and we have our first bombshell – the stunning news that Wales attack coach Rob Howley has been sent home for an alleged breach of World Rugby’s laws on betting and anti-corruption.Howley’s departure comes less than a week before Wales open their campaign against Georgia and deprives the reigning European champions of one of their most senior management figures. Howley has previously taken charge of Wales when head coach Warren Gatland has taken sabbaticals ahead of British & Irish Lions tours.A Welsh Rugby Union statement said that Howley had “returned to Wales to assist with an investigation in relation to a potential breach of World Rugby regulation 6, specifically betting on rugby union”.World Rugby’s regulation 6.3.1 reads: “No connected person shall, directly or indirectly, bet and/or attempt to bet on the outcome or any aspect of any connected event and/or receive and/or attempt to receive part or all of the proceeds of any such bet and/or any other benefit in relation to a bet.”Following consultation between Gatland and senior players, it was decided that Stephen Jones, the former Wales fly-half, would fly out immediately to link up with the squad in Kitakyushu. Jones has already been confirmed as backs coach in Wales’ post-Japan 2019 management team headed by Wayne Pivac.In the spotlight: Howley with Stephen Jones – then the Wales fly-half – at RWC 2011 in New Zealand (Getty)As Six Nations Grand Slam champions, Wales go into the World Cup as one of the favourites. The swift summoning of Jones as his replacement will help minimise the impact of Howley’s predicament, but there’s no doubt it will disrupt Welsh preparations. Wales face Australia, their major pool rivals, a week on Sunday.Howley’s setback comes right at the end of his tenure because he was already due to leave his role after the tournament and so end an 11-year stint as Gatland’s right-hand man. He has been linked to the Italy head coach job but that prospect now looks unlikely, albeit that no one yet knows how the investigation will unfold.There was a fierce reaction on Twitter, with former Wales footballer John Hartson one of the few to offer a sympathetic vent (below). Hartson became addicted to gambling, a subject that Rugby World published an investigation into back in 2016 – read it here. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “At the moment, these are allegations. Obviously, Rob was devastated by the allegations. That’s all I can say.”For all the latest news from the 2019 World Cup, follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Sent home: Rob Howley, the Wales attack coach, at a World Cup training camp in Switzerland (Getty) last_img read more

Britain V Cancer challenge event raises £250,000

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Britain V Cancer challenge event raises £250,000 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. Charity beneficiaries include Accord, Cransley Hospice, Prostate Cancer UK, Demelza Hospice Care for Children, and Ovarian Cancer Action.A second Britain V Cancer trek in Jordan will take place in October, and the 2014 challenge will take place in the Himalayas.  11 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Participants in challenge event company Action for Charity’s first Britain v Cancer trek have raised £250,000 for 24 different cancer charities and hospices across the UK.Over 100 people aged from 20 to 69 took part in the five day trek across the Jordan desert.Participants can either pay for the trip themselves and raise as much as they can for the cancer charity or hospice of their choice, or they pledge to raise at least £2,500 for the charity. Advertisement Howard Lake | 29 April 2013 | Newslast_img read more

Could Fannie and Freddie Be Eliminated Without Legislation?

first_img February 27, 2018 2,982 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Fannie Mae Freddie Mac GSE Reform GSEs 2018-02-27 David Wharton Share Save Tagged with: Fannie Mae Freddie Mac GSE Reform GSEs Previous: Ocwen Acquiring PHH Corporation for $360 Million Next: New Bill Addresses Reverse Mortgage Foreclosures Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago GSE reform has been a hot-button topic ever since Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac came under government conservatorship during the financial crisis, but it’s one of those talking points that often seems heavy on the talk and light on the corresponding action. This week an assembly of analysts and think tanks, including the American Enterprise Institute, introduced a proposal outlining how President Trump could, at least theoretically, move to eliminate the GSEs without having to rely on Congressional support.The plan hinges upon having a Trump-appointed head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the government organization tasked with overseeing the GSEs. The FHFA is currently overseen by Obama-era appointee Mel Watt, whose term will conclude at the end of this year. The new paper, which includes among its authors former Reagan White House Counsel and upcoming Five Star Government Forum Keynote Speaker Peter Wallison, argues that a Trump-appointed head of the FHFA could essentially whittle Fannie and Freddie down gradually. This process would involve limiting the types of loans the GSEs could purchase and lowering the size limits for those loans. The authors of the paper said they believed that the plan would allow President Trump to “break this logjam.”Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tennessee) has recently been trying to advance bipartisan GSE reform legislation that would keep Fannie and Freddie intact, but would also include a government guarantee for mortgage-backed securities and provisions designed to support affordable housing initiatives. This latter part especially runs contrary to the approach of the new AEI proposal, as Wallison and others have argued that government affordable housing initiatives actually helped flood the market with subprime mortgages that destabilized the market and lead to the collapse of the housing bubble.In a January op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, Wallison put it bluntly: “The trouble here is not merely that the Treasury is an outlier in what was supposed to be a deregulatory administration. It is also that the department’s current custodians appear to have learned nothing from the financial crisis, which was caused by precisely the policies they now support.”The AEI paper argues that, rather than focusing on affordable housing mandates, government subsidies should be reduced, which they argue would bring down home prices and make homeownership available to a broader spectrum of Americans.Not everyone would support such a plan, of course, with some proponents arguing that of Fannie and Freddie are in need of either moderate reform or minor policy adjustments. Moody’s Analytics Chief Economist Mark Zandi put it succinctly, telling MarketWatch that when it came to the GSEs, “it’s not fixed but it’s not broken.”Last week California-based investment management firm PIMCO wrote in a letter to Congress that, “We believe GSE ‘reform’ should simply formalize the current state of affairs—namely, by making the government guarantee explicit and otherwise keeping Fannie and Freddie functioning as they largely are today. In other words, Congress should be honest about conservatorship: It has been and continues to be immensely successful, not to mention wildly profitable, and the current system works.”According to a February survey conducted by the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions, 73.3 percent of respondents opposed eliminating the GSEs and privatizing housing finance without a government guarantee. Moreover, 74.1 percent of respondents supported retaining the GSEs and the explicit government guarantee or replacing them with something similar.You can watch the full archived stream of the AEI’s Tuesday conference discussing their GSE reform proposals below. in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, Journal, Newscenter_img Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Could Fannie and Freddie Be Eliminated Without Legislation? Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Could Fannie and Freddie Be Eliminated Without Legislation?  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Adjunct Instructor – Sociology (On-campus)

first_imgPhysical Demands Posting Details The Department is using this position announcement to build aqualified pool of instructors to fill teaching needs as theyarise.An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completionof a background screening.Applicants requiring University sponsorship to obtain employmentauthorization will not be considered for this position.Maryville University is committed to a policy of equal opportunityand prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, disability,gender, genetic information, marital status, national origin,race/color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, orany other status protected by law. This extends to all aspects ofthe employment relationship, including recruiting, hiring,training, on-the-job treatment, promotion, layoff, andtermination. Preferred Qualifications • Master’s degree in Sociology or related field from a regionallyaccredited institution. Advertised: March 31, 2021Applications close: Minimum Qualifications Yes In keeping with our mission and vision statement, Maryvilleactively seeks adjunct faculty members who are experts in theirfields and have a passion for teaching. Adjunct faculty are anintegral part of the University’s learning community and teachcourses on-campus.The College of Arts and Sciences is accepting applications for anacademically/professionally qualified adjunct faculty member toteach Sociology undergraduate courses. NOTE: All coursesare taught face to face on Maryville’s campus in St. Louis,MO.Specifically, we are seeking individuals for the following coursesduring the Fall 2021 semester:Introduction to Sociology: Monday and Wednesday 8:00-9:15amIntroduction to Sociology: Monday and Wednesday 2:00-3:15pmSocial Problems: Tuesday and Thursday 9:30-10:45 amEssential Job Functions/Responsibilities:• Teach assigned course as specified in the schedule and coursecontract.• Participate in welcome orientation to become familiar with theUniversity’s mission, academic policies and procedures,expectations, and Canvas (Learning Management System).• Prepare essential learning objectives, lesson plans, andassignments. Develop course syllabus.• Clearly communicate course objectives and learning outcomes,teaching methodology, and assignments and deadlines.• Employ a variety of teaching styles in order to effectivelydeliver course content demonstrating both academic and real-worldapplications of concepts covered.• Encourage active learning through discussion topics, classassignments, group projects, etc.• Provide feedback and grade assignments in a timely and thoroughmanner (with 24-36 hrs.).• Establish office hours to provide additional assistance withstudent questions/concerns.• Report early alerts for students who are not actively engaging inthe course.• Additional duties as assigned. Open Until Filled Special Instructions to Applicants Job Summary/Basic Function • Doctorate with at least 15 graduate hours in Sociology from aregionally accredited institution.• Teaching experience and relevant experience in the field.last_img read more