Australian states to roll out range of consumer protection controls over coming year after Queensland signs up to scheme Legal & compliance Australia’s six governments have formally committed to launching a National Consumer Protection Framework for wagering, paving the way for a number of social responsibility initiatives to be rolled out in 2019.A 10-point action plan has been drawn up by Australia’s federal government, originally in response to the 2015 O’Farrell Review of the country’s gambling industry. The implementation had looked likely to face delays, with Queensland refusing to commit to the framework, preferring to develop its own strategy. However, it has now fallen in line with the country’s other five states in agreeing to the national policy.“The measures are designed to reduce the harm that can be caused to individuals and their families by excessive or at-risk online wagering,” the country’s Federal Minister for Families and Social Services Paul Fletcher explained. “The National Framework will apply to about 2.5 million active online wagering accounts, or about a million people in Australia.”Two of the new measures have already been introduced, with a prohibition on lines of credit being offered by bookmakers and links between payday lenders and licensed wagering operators implemented from February 2018. This saw operators banned from taking advertising from payday loans companies on their websites, and from referring customers or providing customer information to lenders.Within three months of the National Consumer Protection Framework coming into force, operators will then have to reduce the window in which customers have to verify their identity with bookmakers from 90 to 21 days. This is designed to prevent minors from gambling and ensure self-excluded customers cannot create new accounts.Six months after the framework’s introduction, a trio of additional measures will then be enforced. Bookies will be required to comply with regulations for offering customers inducements to gamble, to ensure tactics such as sign-up bonuses and refer-a-friend schemes are run responsibly.This will be accompanied by new rules around account closures. Operators will be required to clearly provide information on how consumers can close their accounts, as well as making the process as simple as possible and ensuring that all customers that do so are removed from marketing databases.A voluntary pre-commitment scheme, in which players can set deposit and time limits, will also be rolled out at this time.Finally, within a year of the framework coming into force, operators will be required to provide customers with activity statements, giving them greater insights into their gambling habits. This will be followed by the launch of consistent responsible gambling messaging to be carried by all operators, while bookmakers’ staff will be required to complete training to ensure they can interact with customers that may be experiencing difficulties.A national self-exclusion scheme will also be rolled out by the end of the framework’s first year in effect, allowing consumers to block themselves from all online betting sites through a single registration process.“If you exclude from one, you exclude from all—this is a first in Australia,” Fletcher noted.Responsible Wagering Australia executive director Stephen Conroy hailed the introduction of the framework, by saying: “These are landmark reforms which solidify Australia’s place as a leader in social responsibility in wagering.“We are grateful to Minister Fletcher and his predecessors, Ministers Tehan and Tudge, for leading a thorough and consultative process on this important package of measures.”The framework was developed to complement other reforms to Australia’s gambling industry, which has already seen a ban on non-wagering products and a crackdown on offshore operators launched. The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) claims that these reforms have forced 33 unlicensed operators to withdraw from the market, and projects that it will slash revenue from offshore gambling to AUD$200m in 2018.This has been disputed by advocacy body the Australian Online Poker Alliance, which argues that the departed operators have simply been replaced by new offshore entrants. Email Address Australia prepares for launch of national gambling framework AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: Oceania Australia Topics: Legal & compliance 3rd December 2018 | By contenteditor
Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Simplebet agrees Intralot integration to extend reach Product & technology National Basketball Association (NBA) Micro-Markets will then follow from the 2021 season, with Intralot to also expand the feature into other territories. The integration into Intralot’s Orion sports betting platform will initially focus on the US market, with Micro-Markets to be rolled out during the National Football League (NFL) season, and potentially for the Major League Baseball (MLB) post-season. Email Address Simplebet’s technology uses machine learning and automation, allowing operators to offer bets on every moment of a sporting event. It is underpinned by a pricing engine that powers the market mechanics of each market and odds for each selection. “We are looking forward to working with Simplebet and diversifying our portfolio further.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Sports betting technology start-up Simplebet has agreed to integrate its proprietary Micro-Markets betting range with Greek lotteries and gaming giant Intralot. “The continuous enrichment of player experience and the enablement of state organizations in contributing to good causes are key elements of our purpose as a company,” Intralot group chief executive Chris Dimitriadis said. “We do that organically and through partnerships with innovative companies. 8th October 2020 | By Robin Harrison Tags: Intralot Simplebet Regions: US Topics: Sports betting Product & technology Sportsbook Read the full story on iGB North America.
Les Moulins de la Concorde Ltee (LMLC.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Les Moulins de la Concorde Ltee (LMLC.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Les Moulins de la Concorde Ltee (LMLC.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Les Moulins de la Concorde Ltee (LMLC.mu) 2015 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileLes Moulins de la Concorde Limitée (Ordinary) is headquartered in in Port-Louis, Mauritius. The company manufactures, distributes and sells wheat flour in Mauritius. Les Moulins de la Concorde Limitée exports product to Comoros, Seychelles, Reunion, Madagascar, and Mayotte as well through the company’s brand names Blédor and Les Moulins. The company also produces premix and multigrain premix flour for the manufacture of bread products under the DOMIX brand name, breads and bakery products under the OPTIMAL brand name and flour products for the manufacture of white bread under the Concorde brand name. In addition, the company provides flour for making pastries, donuts, puris, pastry flour for baking, and animal feed. Les Moulins de la Concorde Limitée (Ordinary) is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
March 21, 2018 at 2:32 am Reply Reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 March 21, 2018 at 7:57 am TAGSSelf-Help Federal Credit Union Previous articleJoin The Apopka Voice team: Sales Manager neededNext articleFarmworker Association of Florida joins National Poison Prevention Week Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply March 21, 2018 at 1:55 am Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Self-Help Federal Credit Union groundbreaking in Apopka this week – Self Success Tips […] Source link […] Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. […] Source link […] Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Self-Help Federal Credit Union groundbreaking in Apopka this week […] Self-Help Federal Credit Union groundbreaking in Apopka this week The Apopka Voice […] 3 COMMENTS Self-Help Federal Credit Union, which Apopka’s Community Trust Federal Credit Union joined in 2016, is breaking ground on its new branch this Thursday, March 22nd at 1pm at 667 West Orange Blossom Trail in Apopka. The new branch’s improved size and visibility (compared to the current location at 825 South Park Ave.) will help the credit union to more fully serve its members. Speakers at the groundbreaking include Sister Ann Kendrick, a founder of Community Trust FCU, and Adelcio Lugo, Regional Branch Manager for Self-Help Credit Union. “Breaking ground on this new branch is an important step in Self-Help’s work to build on Community Trust’s legacy with farmworkers and others in Apopka,” said Lugo. “Sister Ann and her sistern’s work in helping provide financial services to those in need is truly inspirational and Self-Help is honored to help further that mission.” The groundbreaking marks a new chapter in transformative community work for Self-Help in Apopka and extends the Community Trust legacy of helping working families gain access to mainstream financial services. The full-service branch will ensure members use of state of the art banking technology, equipment, and convenient access. Community Trust merged with Self-Help effective January 1st, 2016, in order to extend additional products and services to Community Trust members, such as mortgages and online and mobile banking. It was formed in 1982 to serve Florida’s farmworker community by a coalition of local organizations and activists, including the Apopka nuns (members of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur), the West Orange Farmworker Health Association (Community Health Centers), Homes in Partnership, the Farmworker Ministry, the Justice and Peace Office, and the Farmworker Association of Florida.Sister Ann noted at the time that “Self-Help is an ideal merger partner for Community Trust. They are strong and successful with a host of financial services for all people, with special care for people of color and working families. As part of Self-Help, we can not only provide good financial services but be part of a movement to protect vulnerable people from predatory lending and build economic power in low-income communities.” Apopka is Self-Help’s first physical presence in Florida. Jax Metro Credit Union, founded in 1935 to serve utility and port workers of the City of Jacksonville, merged with Self-Help on June 1, 2017. Between the two mergers, Self-Help’s credit unions now serve over 6,000 members in Florida. Self-Help also has helped originate over $300 million in loans to Floridians, partnering with Florida banks to finance over 2,900 home loans and providing financing to high-performing public schools in Miami and Gainesville educating nearly 20,000 low-income children.The Self-Help family of non-profit organizations includes Self-Help Credit Union, serving 64,000 members with branches in North Carolina and Florida; Self-Help Federal Credit Union, serving over 70,000 members with branches in California, Chicago, Florida and Milwaukee; Self-Help Ventures Fund, a national non-profit loan fund; and the Center for Responsible Lending, a policy and advocacy organization addressing abusive lending practices. Since its 1980 founding, Self-Help has provided over $7 billion in financing to 131,000 families, individuals and businesses underserved by traditional financial institutions. About Self-Help Self-Help is a community development financial institution headquartered in Durham, NC. Founded in 1980, Self-Help has provided over $7 billion in financing to 131,000 families, individuals and businesses underserved by traditional financial institutions. It helps drive economic development and strengthen communities by financing hundreds of homebuyers each year, as well as nonprofits, child care centers, community health facilities, public charter schools, and residential and commercial real estate projects. Self-Help’s two credit unions serve over 130,000 people in North Carolina, California, Chicago, Florida and Wisconsin and offer a full range of financial products and services. Learn more at www.self-help.org and www.self-helpfcu.org. Please enter your name here Self-Help Federal Credit Union groundbreaking in Apopka this week – Instant Expert Success You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply
ArchDaily Projects Photographs: Ivo Tavares Studio Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: FRARI – architecture network Area Area of this architecture project Deck House / FRARI – architecture network Houses Save this picture!© ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio+ 34Curated by Pedro Vada Share “COPY” Portugal Deck House / FRARI – architecture networkSave this projectSaveDeck House / FRARI – architecture network Photographs CopyHouses•Portugal 2015 Manufacturers: SAGIPERSave this picture!© ITS – Ivo Tavares StudioRecommended ProductsWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsPorcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles- CoverlamText description provided by the architects. The challenge of this project was the expansion of a single-family house, with five years of existence. The house had weaknesses in its spatial organization, with missing space in some areas and wasted space in another ones.Besides, the house had no relation with green surroundings, it was needed a study that could restore the relationship between the inner and outer space.Save this picture!© ITS – Ivo Tavares StudioThe unification of the two initial plots, with a total of about 1300 m2, allowed a new configuration of the volume, that was extended horizontally, reinforcing the connection with the outside environment.Save this picture!DiagramThe design of the set is simple, and abstract, to reintegrate the two parts into one. For this reason the facades were partially covered with composite panels, creating a skin that unifies the architectural piece. The old and the new come together!Save this picture!© ITS – Ivo Tavares StudioThe vertical patio that limits the entry moment makes the connection between the existent construction, and new construction, leaving that part as an open area.After this transition moment, the space is open, clean, and confortable, being able to support the amount of people often invited to the house.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe living room is, in both sides, limited by glass walls, that provides total sunlight from the south side and, at the same time, direct access and views for the backyard, with the swimming pool, barbecue area, children’s playground, deck area and the gardens.Save this picture!© ITS – Ivo Tavares StudioAt the first floor it was added a new master bedroom, with an open toilet that connects with the bedroom, and with the patio, in a romantic atmosphere.The terrace is a private space that guarantees relaxed moments, after living in this house of busy lives.Save this picture!© ITS – Ivo Tavares StudioProject gallerySee allShow lessBAA6 / 109 ArchitectesSelected ProjectsDongrun Apartment Building / Praxis d’ArchitectureSelected Projects Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/806769/deck-house-frari-architecture-network Clipboard Area: 600 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/806769/deck-house-frari-architecture-network Clipboard CopyAbout this officeFRARI – architecture networkOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPortugalPublished on January 11, 2018Cite: “Deck House / FRARI – architecture network” 11 Jan 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Projects Area: 50 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Manufacturers: Durlock, Isover, AwaductSave this picture!© Fernando SchapochnikRecommended ProductsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82WoodEGGERLaminatesDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridText description provided by the architects. As the name implies, the project involves an intervention on an existing PH-type dwelling, characteristic Buenos Aires housing typology, inheritance from the “chorizo house” of the early twentieth century.Save this picture!AxonometricsThe imminent growth of the family meant the need to increase the habitable surfaces of the house. The rooting to the neighborhood, the potential for growth / densification of the unit itself and the atypical situation of having a park belonging to a parish right next to the plot (a fact that guarantees the low and wooded character of the block in time) were determining factors to bet for an intervention on the pre-existing.Save this picture!© Fernando SchapochnikThe original structure, although it had received small changes, retained characteristics common to the typology: two main high-rise ceilings rooms organized around a small access / expansion patio and the service areas located on the short sides of it.Save this picture!Floor PlansSave this picture!Sections A and EGiven this scenario it was determined that the housing growth would be in height and having as premise to preserve the existing maximum, on the one hand due to its good state of construction and on the other that the couple needed to continue living in the house as long as possible during the work period.Save this picture!© Fernando SchapochnikThe corresponding roof with the main rooms (until that moment inaccessible) was the ideal area to receive the extension. The same is translated in the addition of a new constructed volume, light and clearly differentiated by its language – materiality – color of the existing construction.Save this picture!© Fernando SchapochnikFive structural frames materialized by metal tubes are placed on the existing load-bearing walls, minimizing the impact on the above. This frames delimit both the interior and exterior spaces, being at the same time a supporting and spatial structure.Save this picture!© Fernando SchapochnikA gallery with constant depth, except in the South end where it expands over the kitchen, is a programmatic novelty for the house that enhances the visual relationship with the next door grove.Save this picture!© Fernando SchapochnikSave this picture!Axonometric SectionFinally, the staircase, last element to be executed (once the upper volume was finished), not only solves the vertical link between the new and the old / the common areas and private areas, but also allows the entry of natural light into the lower level, redefining the character and appropriation of it.Save this picture!© Fernando SchapochnikProject gallerySee allShow lessEmre Arolat Architecture Reveals Design for Nora Mosque Near DubaiUnbuilt ProjectThe Glasgow School of Art Fire: What Happened, and What Happens Next?Architecture News Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/896027/ph-dwelling-fram-arquitectos-plus-jes Clipboard Save this picture!© Fernando Schapochnik+ 19Curated by Danae Santibañez Share “COPY” Year: Photographs: Fernando Schapochnik Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyHouses, Renovation•Buenos Aires, Argentina PH-Dwelling / FRAM arquitectos + JESSave this projectSavePH-Dwelling / FRAM arquitectos + JES Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/896027/ph-dwelling-fram-arquitectos-plus-jes Clipboard Argentina Architects: FRAM arquitectos, JES Area Area of this architecture project PH-Dwelling / FRAM arquitectos + JES 2018 Houses CopyAbout this officeFRAM arquitectosOfficeFollowJESOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationBuenos AiresArgentinaPublished on June 25, 2018Cite: “PH-Dwelling / FRAM arquitectos + JES” [PH-Agronomía / FRAM arquitectos + JES] 25 Jun 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Houses Projects ArchDaily Photographs AgriNesture / H&P Architects Vietnam AgriNesture / H&P ArchitectsSave this projectSaveAgriNesture / H&P Architects 2018 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/900506/agrinesture-h-and-p-architects Clipboard Year: Manufacturers: ViglaceraSave this picture!© Nguyen TienThanhRecommended ProductsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. 75% of Vietnam’s population now lives mainly on agricultural production in rural areas; however, rapid industrialization and urbanization in the past 20 years has resulted in a loss of millions of hectares of agricultural land, leaving nearly three million workers unemployed. In the meantime, the country’s population has increased by more than 15 million people, which results in a high housing demand. This has then entailed massive waves of construction and sprawl land encroachments in rural areas and from other vulnerable communities. As a result, the living environment and natural habitat in these areas have been seriously contaminated and impaired, thus gradually disrupting the relationship between Humans and Humans and between Humans and Nature in the context of increasingly severe climate change. Save this picture!Current ConditionAs such, the aim of the project is to build a house which helps promote Agriculture and at the same time create jobs for local residents. Save this picture!© Nguyen TienThanhSOLUTIONThe proposed house is like a cube of earth cut out from a field. Inside this cube are many nooks of the nest connected to a section of field at the top roof.Save this picture!Master PlanSave this picture!Step 1Named as AgriNesture (Agriculture + Nesture), the house consists of two main parts: Frame and Cover which can be used in many different vulnerable areas such as rural areas, flooded areas, and resettlementor low income areas. Clusters of these houses are arranged in a variety of ways, creating a peaceful area of populations characterized with a Space for All. AgriNesture can also be used as a Home for All in the service of Education, Health, Community, etc. Save this picture!© Nguyen TienThanhThe reinforced two – storeyframe (including foundation, columns, floor, roof, stairs) are made of reinforced concrete which costs VND 150 million (equivalent to USD 6,500). In case of the extension of used area, available empty spaces can be used or the third storey can be built up into a three-storey house. The Cover (including walls, doors, partitions) will be completed in accordance with different regions with friendly materials available in localities such as vines, rammed earth, bricks, etc. The house roof is a place for Agriculture where a system of water rain collection and utilization as well as re-use of water is paid special attention.Save this picture!DiagramUsers will directly participate in the process of building the house and they will actively divide the spaces subject to their own needs. In addition, they are also the ones to produce the cover materials appropriate with their local conditions. In this sense, the building process will help create jobs and shape Homes which promote Agriculture development and bring about ecological balance as well as economic stability for the population in vulnerable areas.Save this picture!© Nguyen TienThanhAgriNesture will be, therefore, a place of convergence, interaction, and adaptation of various local contrasts (natural vs. man-made, residence vs. agriculture, individuals vs. communities, etc.), thus enabling it to be not only a Physical space but also a truly Human place.Save this picture!© Nguyen TienThanhProject gallerySee allShow lessPrintemps Haussmann Verticalité / UUfieSelected ProjectsTaipei Nanshan Plaza / Mitsubishi Jisho SekkeiSelected Projects Share Area: 75 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” “COPY” CopyHouses•Mạo Khê, Vietnam Save this picture!© Nguyen TienThanh+ 38Curated by Diego Hernández Share Architects: H&P Architects Area Area of this architecture project Photographs: Nguyen TienThanh Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/900506/agrinesture-h-and-p-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeH&P ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMạo KhêVietnamPublished on August 22, 2018Cite: “AgriNesture / H&P Architects” 22 Aug 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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ReddIt Facebook Linkedin ReddIt + posts Previous articleHoroscope: April 1, 2020Next articleHoroscope: April 2, 2020 Bridey Brown RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin printDisney parks are facing their longest closures in history due to the coronavirus pandemic, but in the days leading up to the park shutdowns, nothing seemed out of the ordinary in the most magical places on Earth. Bridey Brown and Claire Litchfield, two TCU students, were enjoying the sunny weather in Anaheim the day they visited Disneyland over Spring Break. Photo courtesy of Claire LitchfieldEven though the forecast for Anaheim on March 11 predicted rain, the weather ended up being 70 degrees with hardly a cloud in the sky. As it was the start of spring break season, college students and families with young children sought to take advantage of the beautiful day and flooded into Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. But no one suspected the park would announce the very next day that it was shutting down due to coronavirus concerns. “I saw a lot of people using extra hand sanitizer but hardly anyone wearing gloves or masks,” said sophomore Claire Litchfield, who visited Disneyland over spring break. “Other than that, everyone just seemed to be enjoying the Disney magic.”Litchfield, who lives in Los Angeles and frequently visits Disneyland, said it was the perfect day to visit the park, so there was no noticeable difference in the crowds, wait times or general attitude of the guests and cast members.She said if anything, people were more affable with each other because they knew they were all trying to enjoy Disney before shutdowns went into effect. “Social distancing just wasn’t a thing yet,” Litchfield said. “Complete strangers offered us hand sanitizer twice during the day: once when we were getting off a ride and once while we were waiting for a parade.”“A ton of people had to cancel their trips,” said junior Emma Henrichs, who visited Disney World on the last day it was open and had to cut her trip short. “So I think everyone who was there had the mindset that they’d take any precaution they could, but they were still going to have a good time.”Disney announced March 12 that Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure would both be closing indefinitely starting the morning of March 14. Later that day, the corporation also announced the closure of Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Paris Resort beginning on March 15. Bridey Brown is a sophomore biology major and journalism minor from Flower Mound, Texas. She plans on pursuing a master’s and Ph.D. in biology in hopes of becoming a biology professor. When she’s not in lab, she enjoys playing music, drawing, and spending time with friends. Twitter Essential workers face additional rules to limit spread of disease Bridey Brownhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/bridey-brown/ High school seniors reflect on missed traditions Bridey Brownhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/bridey-brown/ Facebook Bridey Brownhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/bridey-brown/ King Hall flood caused by damaged bolt in water line College students face challenges with distance learning Twitter Bridey Brown Although the corporation was initially planning on reopening the parks at the end of March, they have since announced the parks will be closed until further notice due to the unpredictable nature of the coronavirus pandemic. Megan Bose, a junior who visited Disney World with Henrichs, said, “It’s really cool that we can say we were some of the last people at Disney before it closed for who knows how long.”While Disney World has been shut down many times for weather concerns, the original Disneyland has only ever been shut down three other times in history. These include the national day of mourning following the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the Northridge Earthquake and Sept. 11, 2001. Even then, those shutdowns were only for a few days at most, but the coronavirus pandemic has forced all Disney parks to shut down indefinitely. With the parks closed until further notice, the Walt Disney Company is looking for other avenues to financially recover, including entering a 364-day credit agreement with Citibank for up to $5 billion. Also, starting April 19, the company has decided to furlough many of its nonessential employees and cast members, whom they had still been paying an hourly wage for five weeks following the park shutdowns. “With no clear indication of when we can restart our businesses, we’re forced to make the difficult decision to take the next step and furlough employees whose jobs aren’t necessary at this time.”Disney’s Official StatementThe furlough agreement states that all employees who are affected will still receive healthcare benefits and that all employee and company premiums will be paid for by the corporation.However, some staff members won’t be returning to the parks when they reopen. College students who were participating in the Disney College Program had to cut their internships short due to the shutdowns.Ally Jackson, a sophomore speech pathology major at TCU, was a member of the program and was working in the Magic Kingdom at Disney World when the shutdown came. “When word started going around that Disneyland was closing, we kind of expected to get shut down too,” Jackson said, but the cancellation of the college program in March was a surprise. “When we got the email saying the college program was canceled, literally everyone was shocked because no one saw that coming,” Jackson said. She said even her bosses were in tears immediately after receiving the news that the college students had to leave.Jackson said she started her internship in the middle of January this year and was supposed to stay through the middle of May. In the days leading up to the shutdown, Jackson said the general mood among park staff and other students in the program was bittersweet. “Those last couple of days were the best I’d ever worked,” Jackson said. “People would come up to me and give me candy because they saw I was in the college program, and my coworkers and I had so much fun with it because, for some of us, it was our last day ever.” Because the parks are set to remain closed through May, when the program was scheduled to end, the students will be unable to return to finish out their internships. However, Jackson said she’s still grateful she had the opportunity to participate, even if it wasn’t as long as she’d anticipated. TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Bridey Brownhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/bridey-brown/ Welcome TCU Class of 2025
February 14, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Cameraman sprayed with acid in Kabul June 2, 2021 Find out more News Organisation RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan News News Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” RSF_en Receive email alerts to go further AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Afghanistan Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says News Help by sharing this information May 3, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders condemns the acid attack on Parviz Safi, a cameramen for the state-owned English-language television station Press TV, by three unidentified men on 6 February in the Afghan capital, KabulThe press freedom organization calls on the Afghan police to investigate and quickly identify and arrest the perpetrators.The journalist suffered second-degree burns to his face but it missed his eyes and his life is not in danger.The acid attack was the second of its kind on a journalist. On 18 January last year, Razaq Mamoon, who worked for several media organizations and presented a program on the independent television station Tolo TV, was sprayed with acid in a similar manner. He was seriously injured and is still receiving medical treatment abroad. AfghanistanAsia – Pacific March 11, 2021 Find out more