first_img Tags: NULL THE spirit of global economic cooperation, first forged in 2008 during the darkest days of the financial crisis, was weakening as the recession gives way to an uneven and shaky recovery, the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said yesterday.“Many do consider their currency a weapon. That is not good for the global economy… There is no domestic solution to a global crisis,”?said Dominique Strauss-Kahn.Fears of global currency and trade wars, which were key factors in the Great Depression, have jumped to the top of the agenda at IMF and World Bank meetings this weekend, and are also expected to be a primary topic of discussion when the Group of Seven finance leaders gather today.These meetings are expected to provide a forum for intense discussions about efforts to persuade China to let its currency rise.“If one lets this slide into conflict, or forms of protectionism, then we run the risks of repeating the mistakes of the 1930s,” World Bank president Robert Zoellick said yesterday echoing Strauss-Kahn’s fears. KCS-content IMF chief warns against currency manipulation by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Times Thursday 7 October 2010 9:45 pmcenter_img Share whatsapp Read This Next’Kevin Can F**k Himself’: Here’s Why Only Allison and Patty Are SeenThe Wrap20 Stars Who’ve Posted Nude Selfies, From Lizzo to John Legend (Photos)The Wrap’Batwoman’: Wallis Day on Circe’s ‘Deranged’ Warpath and the Key to SavingThe Wrap’Godzilla vs Kong’ Reaches $100 Million in US After Grossing $250,000 inThe WrapJoin a Conversation on ‘Cancel Culture in Comedy’ with Maz Jobrani, SkyeThe WrapAnya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Fiennes Join Searchlight’s Dark Comedy ‘The Menu’The WrapAfter ‘Black Widow,’ Kevin Feige Leaves Open the Possibility of OtherThe Wrap’Pose’ Creator Steven Canals on Life After His Groundbreaking Show: ‘I’mThe Wrap’The Boys’ Star Aya Cash Took Inspiration From YouTube, TikTok and SteveThe Wrap whatsapp Show Comments ▼last_img read more

first_img Tags: Online Gambling Regions: UK & Ireland Gambling-related harm APPG sets out 2020 vision AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 23rd January 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle The UK’s Gambling Related Harm All Party Parliamentary Group (GRH APPG) has set out its work programme for 2020, seeking to tackle topics such as scratch card age limits, gambling advertising and the prevalence of gambling in sport. Topics: Legal & compliance Legal & compliance The UK’s Gambling Related Harm All Party Parliamentary Group (GRH APPG) has set out its work programme for 2020, seeking to tackle topics such as scratch card age limits, gambling advertising and the prevalence of gambling in sport.The APPG will also release a final report in the coming months, having called for sweeping changes to the industry, such as a £2 online slot stake limit and an overhaul of the Gambling Commission in an interim document released in November 2019.The group will call upon both the Gambling Commission and Gambling Minister Helen Whatley to appear and contribute to this report.With the governing Conservative Party promising before the 2019 election to review the 2005 Gambling Act if elected, the APPG said it will also be “undertaking evidence sessions” to provide recommendations to the government towards this act.In addition, the APPG said it “welcomed” the British Gambling Commission’s decision to ban the use of credit cards in gambling, which was part of its recommendations for for the industry in November 2019, prompting criticism from GVC chief executive Kenny Alexander among others.The group said it would now campaign for its remaining recommendations, including a £2 stake limit on online slots, to come into effect.The group also re-elected its members for 2020. Labour MP Carolyn Harris remains chair of the group, but five new members have been appointed.Lord Don Foster of Bath becomes the lone peer in the group, following Lord Peter Chadlington’s departure, while Labour’s Mark Hendrick and Stephen Timms, as well as Conservative Mike Penning and the Democratic Unionist Party’s Sammy Wilson, will join the group. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

first_img‘Home is already holy’ Drawing on faith during the pandemic as Episcopal schools close and families isolate Rector Albany, NY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Martinsville, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events The Rev. Nate Bostian, head chaplain at TMI Episcopal in San Antonio, Texas, greets students. The school extended its spring break by a week to allow staff to prepare for distance learning as the coronavirus spreads throughout the United States. Photo courtesy of TMI Episcopal[Episcopal News Service] When COVID-19 hit Portland, Oregon, things happened “really fast,” said Mo Copeland, head of school at Oregon Episcopal School, a K-12 school of some 890 students. The high school program accounts for 320 students, 60 of whom board at the school. The school’s leaders had already been keeping tabs on school closures in Seattle, Washington, 175 miles to the north. On March 11, when Oregon’s governor, Kate Brown, banned assemblies of 250 people or more, “that shut us down immediately,” Copeland said. The school quickly assessed how best to configure online learning, and if boarders should stay on-site (they ultimately left).A little more than a week later, the Oregon school’s story is a familiar one. Episcopal schools have been no exception to this pandemic trend, said Ann Mellow, associate director of the National Association of Episcopal Schools. NAES supports and advocates for nearly 1,200 schools and programs nationwide.At this point, “I would say many, many of our schools are closed,” Mellow said. NAES member schools don’t report to the organization, so it’s unclear exactly how many Episcopal schools had closed as of mid-March. Nonetheless, “our schools have been out in front of this,” she said. “Many are already instructing online,” including Oregon Episcopal School.An invitation to familiesAs schools transition to distance learning and more people telecommute, families are living with deep-seated uncertainty and worry as they figure out how to share the same space all day together. The coronavirus pandemic is new, it’s scary, and there’s no great, granular model for how to adapt to such a constricted life.The good news is that parents already have many tools to help them, and their children, stay centered. “Faith practices, routines, [and] rituals that we engage in will provide a sense of assurance and comfort for people, reduce their anxiety,” said the Rev. Jenifer Gamber, co-author of “Common Prayer for Children and Families” and chaplain at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School in Washington, D.C. Gamber sees this time as “an invitation to draw near” as families.Pictured here are students at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School in Washington, D.C. The school is closed until April 13 at the earliest, due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The school’s remote learning plan has been put into effect. Photo courtesy of Jenifer GamberAs families do so, these 10 ideas and practices will cultivate calm and hope during uncertain times.Have caring conversations and tell storiesGamber suggests creating a family altar at home, where you can light a candle and tell family stories, read the Bible, read picture books, or look at family photos with your children. She also encourages having caring conversations, in which parents ask their kids about their feelings without judgment, and without rushing them to a resolution.“We cannot have hope without also being able to name the pain,” she said. Wendy Claire Barrie, author of “Faith at Home,” frames it this way: “We comfort them, we assure them, we’re with them. We make sure that they know that it’s okay to feel whatever they’re feeling. That goes for us, too,” she said, cautioning parents not to project their own feelings onto their children.Resources:Free online version of “Candlewalk,” a bedtime children’s compline book (available until April 15, 2020)Discounted Godly Play bundle, “Stories of God at Home” and DIY kits of the Good Shepherd and Faces of EasterPrayDuring this time without in-person church, prayer is a simple practice that everyone can try, even those “for whom prayer at home doesn’t come easily,” Barrie said. “It’s also a time to get creative with prayer.” Anything that can be done with intention, such as taking a walk, is an opportunity to pray.Miriam McKenney, development director for Forward Movement and a writer for Grow Christians, suggests that people pray spontaneously if they’re so moved. “If it feels awkward in the beginning, God is fine with that,” she said.For his part, the Rev. Nate Bostian, head chaplain at TMI Episcopal, a day and boarding school in San Antonio, Texas, recommends setting up regular times for prayer alone and as a family. The Book of Common Prayer is available, as is “Common Prayer for Children and Families.”Whatever approach feels right, “our prayer life is only going to get deeper as we continue on,” McKenney said.Resources:Free PDF of the Book of Common PrayerPrayers and Thanksgivings from Forward MovementFaith at Home“Common Prayer for Children and Families” by Jenifer Gamber and Timothy J.S. SeamansCreate written spiritual remindersMcKenney notes the power of writing things down and having them in plain sight. Recently, she wrote Psalm 31 on a 3×5 card, “just to have it on me,” and also wrote it in a note on her computer. The passage “puts me in a spirit to talk to my children more calmly,” she said. McKenney also uses the Way of Love’s seven spiritual practices daily. “It’s hard,” she said. “The point is, we keep trying.” She suggests writing one practice on your home whiteboard each day, such as “turn” or “bless,” to keep the ideas alive.Resource:The Way of LoveConnect with your teensRight now, “the hardest thing for teenagers is that they’re not allowed to be together,” notes Barrie, whose son is 17. Understanding where older kids find God and allowing them to explore those interests will provide comfort and foster connection. For Barrie, that means having her son, who finds God in music, create a playlist of songs. “And it’s not necessarily the music that I’d choose,” she said, adding that watching movies and TV shows together can bring up theological and existential questions in a more approachable way.Drawing on her work as a youth ministries coordinator as well as a parent, McKenney notes the importance of humor and a light-hearted approach when dealing with adolescents.“I just find when they feel they have permission to be themselves, they are more open to the spirit,” she said.Resource:“Faithful parenting in a pandemic” post from Wendy Claire Barrie’s “Faith at Home” blogGet outsideIf you can get outside during this time of isolation and anxiety, that’s critical. “It’s really good for our spirits to be in touch with nature,” Barrie said. Get outside at least once a day if you can, Gamber said, marvel at nature, and let your younger kids play.Limit exposure to news mediaAs much as possible, shield your children from the constant drumbeat of news via radio, television, online news sources and phone updates.Be clear about your theologyChoose stories that convey the theological messages you want your children to absorb. Listening to kids is important, “but we’re also clear about where we’re coming from theologically; that God does not cause people to get sick,” Barrie said. “That God does not pick and choose who lives and dies. That God is with us in all times, and especially in our fear and in our anxiety, God is there too.” Parents, she emphasized, are their kids’ first, and most influential, religious teachers.Resources:“Faith at Home,” book by Wendy Claire BarrieRows of Sharon, blog by Sharon Ely PearsonGrow Christians’ parenting blogStay connected to your wider communityEven schools that aren’t yet online may be in the weeks ahead. Chaplains are figuring out how best to re-create that experience virtually. Churches are streaming services, and youth groups are meeting via Zoom. Use those resources, and allow your kids to do the same. It’s important for kids to remember that they’re part of a larger community of care, Gamber said. At the same time, think about how to help people who don’t live with you. When families have victories with spiritual practices, McKenney encourages them to share those on social media.Resources:Connected in Common, home-based worship and community from the Episcopal Church of ColoradoTucked In: Bedtime Stories and Prayers with Episcopalians and Others, Facebook pageEstablish a routine and pay attentionThe rhythm of prayer and other spiritual practices can provide a foundation for a new routine. Bostian also encourages “a structure for the new normalcy,” with expected times for sleep, school and exercise. In addition to checking in emotionally, he suggests staying alert to nonverbal signs that your child or partner might be struggling, such as changes in hygiene or sleep.Remember: It won’t be perfectWhether it’s trying to pray at home, to withhold judgment, to get outside, or to create a sustaining routine, cut yourself, and those you live with, a break.“I think we are all given a lot of grace by God right now to try and to make mistakes, and to know that we can turn again and try it again. As long as we are on this path together, following Jesus, it’s hard to mess this up as far as God sees it,” said McKenney. “We can see it as a mess-up, but God doesn’t see it that way.”Barrie underscores this point, cautioning against perfectionism. She reminds parents that for children, “home is already holy.”– Heather Beasley Doyle is a freelance journalist, writer and editor based in Massachusetts. She has previously written about education and racial reconciliation for Episcopal News Service. 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first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Co-op joins Remember A Charity to promote leaving a charitable legacy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: legacies  27 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 24 June 2012 | News The Co-operative Legal Services is joining the Cabinet Office and Remember A Charity to encourage people to leave a gift to charity in their Will.The new partnership aims to encourage a further 4% of the UK population to leave a legacy when writing or updating their Will. This could raise a further £1 billion a year for good causes. Legacy income is currently worth a little under £2 billion to UK charities.The potential remains considerable. Only 7% of people in the UK leave a charitable bequest, although when questioned 35% of people in their 40s or older say that they are happy to do so. In the USA, 20% of people leave donations to charities in their Wills.The Co-operative is working to develop its Will writing service to encourage more people to leave charitable legacies, through test and learn activity, research and insight into key life stages and triggers, such as births, marriages and retirement.Nick Hurd, Minister for Civil Society said: “We are working with The Co-operative and Remember A Charity because we want more people in the UK to consider leaving money to good causes when they write their Will, so that we can start to increase legacy donations from their current level of £2 billion.”Ian Mackie, Sales & Marketing Director of The Co-operative Legal Services, said: “This is a new and exciting partnership for us, and we are committed to developing our Will writing service to make it easier for customers to leave a charitable gift through a range of measures… This process could generate thousands of gifts in Wills a year and have a very positive emotional impact too as we know people who leave a legacy feel really good about supporting a cause that’s close to their heart.“In order to encourage this change, we are testing variations to the Will-writing process to establish which is the most effective way of encouraging people to leave a legacy gift.”www.rememberacharity.org.uklast_img read more

first_imgEquestrian defeated in Big 12 Championship TCU guard Brandon Parrish (11) passes the ball after collecting an offensive rebound in front of Baylor’s Ishmail Wainright (24) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Jan. 13 in Waco, Texas. Linkedin Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Men’s tennis clinches consecutive Big 12 titles with win over No. 4 Baylor Twitter Facebook Previous articleRubio mocks Trump at Dallas rallyNext articleBaker, Doctson shine on Saturday Dean Straka RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Norrie climbs to No. 1 in national rankings Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Dean Straka is a senior journalism major from Lake Forest, California. He currently serves as Sports Line Editor for TCU 360. His passions include golf, God, traveling, and sitting down to watch the big game of the day. Follow him on Twitter at @dwstraka49 Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Facebook ReddIt ReddIt Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks + posts Linkedin Dean Straka Twitter Equestrian upsets No. 1 Baylor, swept by Texas A&M at NCEA Championships printTCU  men’s basketball will look to get its revenge Saturday night when they host the No. 19 Baylor Bears at the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena in Fort Worth, with tip-off set for 7 p.m.After being trampled by the Baylor in Waco by a score 82-54 on Jan. 13, the Horned Frogs will have the chance to avoid suffering a season sweep at the hands of the Bears, while simultaneously seeking their first win against a ranked opponent this season.A win over Baylor would provide some desperately needed confidence for the Frogs, who have not had much to cheer about of late. With an 11-17 overall record, the Frogs are riding a four game losing streak, part of a dismal 2-11 stretch that has sent them to the cellar of Big 12 standings (10th place, 2-13).History has not been kind to TCU when it comes to facing Baylor on the hardwood. The Frogs have never defeated the Bears since entering the Big 12 in the 2012-2013 season. The Frogs’ last victory over the Bears was 14 years ago in 2002, when the team prevailed by a score of 72-64.As has been the case so many times this year against ranked opponents, the Frogs will need to bring all the fight they have in them to succeed in knocking off their arch-rivals Saturday night.The Frogs will need to rely on the strong shooting abilities of sophomore Chauncey Collins. Collins recorded a career high of 29 points in Tuesday’s loss against Texas Tech. Collins leads the team this season with an average of 11.7 points per game and a total of 315 on the year.Sophomore Malique Trent will also need to be on point for the contest against Baylor. Trent is not far behind Collins, averaging a team second best 11.3 points per game with season total of 283 points.Trent will also need to continue the strong defensive effort that he has shown throughout this season. Trent has recorded 3 or more steals in eight games this season, and ranks third among all Big 12 players in steals and 51st among all active NCAA players.In regards to limiting Baylor’s scoring efforts, the Frogs will need to keep their eyes on several players. The key will be containing senior forwards Taurean Prince and Rico Gathers. The two lead the Bears in points per game, averaging 15 and 12 points per game respectively.Prince is the team’s season points leader having recorded 421 thus far. Gathers leads the Bears in rebounds with 256 rebounds on the season, 98 more than Prince’s second best of 158.The contest will be the last home-game of the season for the Frogs before Spring Break, as they will conclude the regular season against Oklahoma next Saturday in Fort Worth. The Big 12 championship tournament will take place the following week in Kansas City, Missouri.last_img read more

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Make a comment Union Bank and the American Heart Association (AHA) Western States Affiliate today announced they will jointly present a float in the 128th Rose Parade presented by Honda on January 2, 2017. The float will promote the AHA’s message that CPR saves lives. This is the second time the organizations have collaborated on a Rose Parade float.After the success of our float last year, Union Bank is thrilled to join forces again with the American Heart Association to present a float with an important message about the lifesaving power of CPR to the millions of Rose Parade viewers,” said Pierre P. Habis, head of Union Bank Consumer Banking and Enterprise Marketing. “Union Bank has a deep commitment to strengthening the financial and physical health of the people it serves and our work with the AHA has been an important part of that commitment for more than 30 years.”Union Bank and the AHA’s official 2017 float design, name and special guest riders and walkers will be unveiled later this fall.The bank has supported the AHA in multiple areas, raising awareness and millions of dollars on behalf of the organization and its mission. Over the last nine years alone, Union Bank and its customers, employees, their families and friends have donated more than $8 million in support of the AHA’s critical research, education, and prevention programs.“We are proud to join Union Bank once again for the 2017 Rose Parade to bring attention to the importance of learning CPR,” said American Heart Association Western States Affiliate Executive Vice President Kathy Rogers. “Cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the United States, and when a person has a cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately getting CPR from someone nearby. Together, our goal is to empower youth and adults with the skills to save a life with CPR.”The 128th Rose Parade presented by Honda will take place on January 2, 2017 in Pasadena, California. Originally started on January 1, 1890, the event is produced by the non-profit Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association®. The Rose Parade is part of America’s New Year Celebration® and includes decorative floats, marching bands, and equestrian units. This year’s theme, “Echoes of Success,” celebrates individuals, organizations and institutions that help others achieve success.About the American Heart AssociationThe American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.About the Pasadena Tournament of Roses®The Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that annually hosts America’s New Year Celebration® with the Rose Parade® presented by Honda, the Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual and a variety of accompanying events. 935 volunteer members of the association will drive the success of 128th Rose Parade themed “Echoes of Success,” on Monday, January 2, 2017, followed by the 103rd Rose Bowl Game. For more information, visit www.tournamentofroses.com. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube and visit our blog at blog.tournamentofroses.com.About MUFG Union Bank, N.A.MUFG Union Bank, N.A., is a full-service bank with offices across the United States. We provide a wide spectrum of corporate, commercial and retail banking and wealth management solutions to meet the needs of customers. We also offer an extensive portfolio of value-added solutions for customers, including investment banking, personal and corporate trust, global custody, transaction banking, capital markets, and other services. With assets of $116 billion, as of June 30, 2016, MUFG Union Bank has strong capital reserves, credit ratings and capital ratios relative to peer banks. MUFG Union Bank is a proud member of the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, one of the world’s largest financial organizations with total assets of approximately ¥298.2 trillion (JPY) or $2.9 trillion (USD)¹, as of June 30, 2016. The corporate headquarters (principal executive office) for MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation, which is the financial holding company and MUFG Union Bank, is in New York City. The main banking office of MUFG Union Bank is in San Francisco, California. 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first_img Twitter Facebook Local NewsState Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The winning numbers in Wednesday morning’s drawing of the Texas Lottery’s “Daily 4 Morning” game were: 4-7-4-3, FIREBALL: (four, seven, four, three; FIREBALL: zero) WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Previous articleWinning numbers drawn in ‘Pick 3 Morning’ gameNext articleGlobal OLED Microdisplays Market Trajectory & Analytics Report 2020: Market to Reach $153.8 Million by 2027 – U.S. Market is Estimated at $13.6 Million, While China is Forecast to Grow at 18.2% CAGR – ResearchAndMarkets.com Digital AIM Web Support Winning numbers drawn in ‘Daily 4 Morning’ game Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp TAGS  last_img read more

first_img Tags: Cambrie Hazel/Chico State Softball/Dixie State Softball/Haley Gilham/Karli Skowrup/Kenzie Sawyer Janessa Bassett/NCAA Division II Super Regionals Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-Last Saturday, as Dixie State’s softball program, arguably the strongest athletic program the Trail Blazers boast, vanquished Concordia of Irvine, they advanced to the NCAA Super regionals.This represents the fourth time in the past five seasons that the dynastic Trail Blazers have reached this point.Dixie State hosts the Chico State Wildcats who have won a program record 28 straight games, Thursday and Friday May 17 and 18 at Karl Brooks Field in St. George.This is a best of 3 mini-series with Game 1 on Thursday commencing at 3:00 pm MDT. Game 2 is slated for Friday at 1:00 pm MDT. Should a Game 3 be necessary, opening pitch is slated for 3:30 pm MDT.If the Trail Blazers are able to successfully quell the surging Wildcats (who last lost on March 16), they would advance to the Division II championship bracket May 24-26 at Salem, Va.If Dixie State advances to the championship bracket, this would mark the fourth time in program history they have done so. In 2009, the Trail Blazers placed seventh in the standings , in 2014 they finished fourth and in 2015, they played in the national championship game before losing to the North Georgia Nighthawks.Presently, senior outfielder/catcher Kenzie Sawyer and senior outfielder Janessa Bassett, have been the statistical leaders for the Trailblazers.Sawyer, a product of Cedar City’s Canyon View High School, has a team-best .371 batting average while amassing 49 hits and 36 RBI on the season. Bassett, a product of Stansbury Park High School out of Stansbury, Utah, has also posted 36 RBI on the season and has a .370 batting average.Bassett also has a team-best 57 hits while Sawyer has 49.Additionally, freshman pitching phenom Cambrie Hazel, a Spanish Fork High product, continues to impress.She has a team-best 1.58 ERA and has posted a 19-3 record thus far in the circle for the Trail Blazers.The Wildcats are led by senior second base Karli Skowrup who has a team-best 63 hits and 60 RBI on the season.Chico State also has excellent pitching as the collective ERA for the Wildcats is an astounding 1.73.The ace of the Wildcats’ elite staff in the circle is senior pitcher Haley Gilham who has 170 strikeouts on the season and has a record of 29-2. May 14, 2018 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Softball Hosts Chico State in NCAA Super Regional Brad Jameslast_img read more

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » Should agents drop their fees to compete with online and hybrid agents? previous nextHousing MarketShould agents drop their fees to compete with online and hybrid agents?Question is asked by Blackpool estate agent Ben Moore at Esme Properties after he turns down instructions from two vendors after they ask that he matches low fixed fee competitors.Nigel Lewis13th January 20203 Comments2,601 Views Blackpool based estate agent Ben Moore has started a lively debate on the professional social media site LinkedIn, after posting a video which revealed that he had decided to stop competing with low-cost online agencies such as Purplebricks.Filmed in a ‘car karaoke’ style as he drives along in his company car (see above), Ben reveals to his followers that he has recently turned down two vendors who wanted to instruct him but who insisted he match the £995 fixed price fee being offered by online agents.Esme Properties, which is ‘powered’ by the ExP UK technology platform and has been going for three months, is the latest business to be set up by Moore.As well as working for Purplebricks as a Territory Owner he has started up two estate agencies, Smart Move and Sell Simple, and also worked for two years at Express Estate Agency.In both cases Moore says the instruction was in the bag after pitching for the work before Christmas but, although it “killed me to do it”, he decided to turn down the opportunity.“In a past life I would have said yes and just got on with it, but instead I turned around and said that with the amount of value we add, and that we keep our portfolio quite small by design to give the best service, [doing it for that price] didn’t fit within our model,” he says.“A fair fee has to be fair for the seller and the agent involved.”The video, which has already been viewed 2,600 times, also prompted a flurry of comments from fellow agents, most of whom supported his move in the face of cut-price fee competition.“Unfortunately all we do as agents is devalue our product and profession by continuing in this fee war,” one agent from Saffron Walden chipped in.“I agree a customer should have a fee that is justifiable and fair but that’s down to focusing your attention on the service.”Watch the video in full.ben moore Express Estate Agency Purplebricks exp realty January 13, 2020Nigel Lewis3 commentsChris Arnold, andsothestorybegan andsothestorybegan 14th January 2020 at 7:55 amScarcity is what agents should seek. When we chase things, they run away. When we become more scarce, we have people chasing us. The issue of fee shouldn’t arise. Those sort of vendors aren’t a good fit because they weren’t moved, enough, by your pitch. Your uniqueness as a person, rather than estate agent, is worth paying for.Log in to ReplyMark Lock, Russen & Turner Russen & Turner 13th January 2020 at 10:06 amOf course we shouldn’t match ‘online’ fees! We have refused to match online fees many times. Sometimes we lose the instruction, sometimes the vendor will sign our agreement at our fee. Offer a great service and people will pay for it, why get involved in a race to the bottom?Log in to ReplyRichard Rawlings, Estate Agency Insight Estate Agency Insight 13th January 2020 at 8:46 amExcellent Ben – I’m right behind you on this. Those agents who stick to their guns tend to win the respect required to secure the business at a higher fee. Many of my clients are now charging between 2% and 3%, and so they should. Raising fees in agency has been my passion for many years!However, I would make three observations.1: As most agents do more or less the same thing, it’s not about “good customer service” (whatever that means). It’s about utter remarkability and Tweetability with elements of your customer experience delivering unexpected delight. Most agents are nowhere near this stage.2: It’s about your ability to persuade and to close. Persuasive agents get higher fees.3: Third it’s about the fact that, in addition to the obvious benefits over online agents, “real” estate agents have buyers that online agents simply don’t. These are those buyers that you have on your books, probably attracted by some other instruction, who might never have viewed the property without a nudge by you. Part of our role is to identify and harness elements of potential compromise in buyers to the sellers’ advantage.We should stop comparing ourselves to online agents and falling into the trap of chasing the fee to the bottom. A real agent is like a musician – I can get their music for free online, but will pay £80 for a ticket to their concert playing the same music. People will and do pay more for the product/service they prefer. Cheap is not attractive. Don’t go there. Now is the time to as much as double your fee overnight, and it’s easier than you might expect when you know how. Have a great day.Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. 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