Discovering Global Citizenship program hosts panel on immigration and borders

first_imgReddIt Board of Trustees names new chair: Mark Johnson Twitter ReddIt Linkedin TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Previous articleStudents take free medical clinics to the Dominican RepublicNext articleTCU sprints past UCF to advance to NIT Championship Game Annabel Scott RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR + posts Facebook Linkedincenter_img Facebook Twitter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Annabel Scott Annabel Scotthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/annabel-scott/ printTCU’s Discovering Global Citizenship program held a panel titled “Think Global: Borders and Immigration” on Monday night in the BLUU Ballroom.During the 90 minute event, the panelists touched on many issues regarding global immigration, refugees and borders.The panel, moderated by Krys Boyd of KERA, was made up of journalists Ed Lavandera and David Noriega, TCU anthropology professor Dr. David Sandell, Director of the Scholar Rescue Fund Institute for International Education Sarah Wilcox and Immigration Attorney Gerry Davis.Immigration lawyer Garry Davis discussed the difficult cases he has dealt with regarding refugees seeking asylum in the United States.Davis said that “you have to show that you are in danger or have been persecuted or tortured” in order to be granted asylum in the U.S.“The motivation for that persecution or torture you experienced is your religious beliefs or political activities or something related to your race: some characteristic that you can’t change and shouldn’t be required to change,” Davis said.When asked if securing the border would result in more jobs for Americans, Vice News reporter David Noriega discussed why immigration’s effect of jobs is more of a complex issue than some may think.“One thing that really annoys me about the left in America is their idea that immigration has no effect of the labor market in the U.S. One of the things that really annoys me about the right in America is the portrayal of immigration as necessarily ruinous to the American labor market,” said Noriega. “Both of those perspectives are not rooted in actual research. What I can say with some confidence is that the idea of sealing off the United States is a fantasy.”CNN’s Ed Lavendera also told the audience that “having a discussion and understanding the bigger picture of what it is that is coming through the southern border” will help people to have a better picture of immigration as a whole.“At the end of the day, we’re just people. We all have the same needs and the same desires and the same hopes and the same dreams for ourselves and for our families,” Davis said. “I wish there were a way that everyone could see it that way and break down that barrier to recognize that were just one big family of people interconnected to each other.”Junior nutrition major Rachel Winter said the panel was a great learning experience.“I think the panelists did a great job of discussing the multiple aspects of immigration, not just the political side,” said Winter. “It really put the whole issue of immigration into a new perspective I hadn’t thought of before.”“I loved the great insight all the panelists had to offer about important issues on immigration,” said junior communications major, Chris Cole. “Each seemed to have distinctly different views and you could definitely see their perspectives were based on their direct experiences. Great questions were asked that really brought the conversation to the audience.”Students in attendance of the event were encouraged to submit a response to one of the two questions on the event topic to be entered into the student competition for $100 and to be published through Discovering Global Citizenship media. Annabel is a political science major and journalism minor from San Luis Obispo, CA. Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

LIBOR – Exit stage left?

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,James Lutter D. James (Jim) Lutter is the Senior Vice President of Trading and Operations at PMA Financial Network and PMA Securities where he oversees PMA Funding, a service of both companies … Web: pmafunding.com Details SourcesBankThink Libor alternative isn’t a one-size-fits-all benchmarkBy Scott A. Shay, May 4, 2020What Does COVID-19 Mean for Libor Transition?By Daniel Belton, PhD VP, FI Strategy, BMOCM, April 23, 2020Samll banks tell Fed its Libor replacement doesn’t work for themBloomberg News, February 27, 2020 ‘It’s game time’: Libor transition to pick up steam in new yearBy John Heltman, Dec. 29, 2019 The London Interbank Overnight Rate (LIBOR) is still on course to sunset at the close of 2021, or is it?  There are a number of uncertainties that currently cloud a successful exit strategy, like The onset of COVID -19, a need for the evolution of the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) term structures, lack of clear direction on the index, and concerns over SOFR being controlled by a small population of money centers. These uncertainties may lead to an extension of LIBOR beyond 2021.Currently, COVID-19 is the central focus globally and domestically. The situation is consuming vast resources both monetarily and intellectually. Legislators, regulators, and industry leaders are focused on combating the health and financial fallout from the crisis with LIBOR being placed on the back burner.The current crisis has highlighted SOFR’s weakness in addressing the credit component needed to hedge risk. The current disconnect between funding cost and replacing maturing debt can be hedged through LIBOR-based derivatives – which respond to volatility changes due to its inherent credit component. However, with SOFR indexed derivatives, there would be no such market value change in the derivative contract due to its lack of an inherent credit component. Therefore, funding costs would increase without the ability to appropriately hedge credit risk due to lack of available hedging options.  As of now, there is no readily available solution to address this issue.Many financial institutions are still waiting for a clear directive on the replacement for LIBOR. Outside of a defined timing of conversion, financial institutions are left to grapple with determining the financial implication with the conversion. How does a financial institution deal with the lack of a credit component required for hedging, a lack of uniformity around one index, and will the index be representative of the financial sector as a whole and not predicated by the money centers?The uncertainty surrounding SOFR makes planning very difficult. Concerns stem not only from implementation, but in pricing and legislation that determines a default index.  The concern around pricing is that it will not be reflective of Main Street, but predicated by the Money centers.  Many small and mid-size banks are pushing to use Ameribor instead of SOFR, as it’s unsecured, and wouldn’t require borrowers to post Treasuries, which most small and mid-size banks do not hold in large amounts.  Also, there is concern around legislation that would require SOFR as a replacement for LIBOR based contracts.  Lastly, the Alternative Reference Rate Committee (ARRC) at this time is only requesting SOFR receive a safe harbor from litigation.The coming year will be focused on helping individual institutions plan to transition away from LIBOR. The larger institutions have begun the process, while smaller institutions are waiting to see how the index matures.  With the increased utilization of the SOFR index, the expansion of SOFR and SOFR-referencing contracts will be important in driving the industry’s conversion. The deeper those markets become the better the information. Having said this, there are significant headwinds with COVID that may extend the sunset of LIBOR.last_img read more

The municipality of Vir has started a three-month control of illegal landlords

first_img“We carry out actions in order to primarily protect all legal landlords and all our citizens who are conscientiously and legally engaged in tourism. During the three summer months, we will conduct a detailed registration of all guests, commercial and non-commercial, in the field, because our ultimate goal is to suppress and eradicate undeclared work.”Says the director of the Vir Tourist Board, Srdjan Liverić.  “Our task is to provide tourists and all guests of the island with a top tourist and catering service and to create programs and facilities to make their stay on the island as beautiful and fun as possible. A few years ago, we raised the standard of events at the Vir Summer to the highest possible level, which was recognized not only by our guests, but also by all residents of Zadar County who visit the island as a picnic destination in the summer season. The reason is simple: there is always something going on at Vir”Points out the director of Vir tourism Kristina Perić. Also, just as illegal renters do not pay tourist tax, the same amount is not poured into the municipal treasury, from which funds are allocated for the promotion and development and arrangement of the entire infrastructure. Precisely with the aim of combating illegal renters from the end of June in the Municipality of Vir, they started intensive quarterly tourist controls with the ultimate goal of combating the gray economy. Finally, another interesting fact is that there is currently no hotel in Vir, and all guests are accommodated in private accommodation. Illegal landlords are the biggest threat to legal landlords who pay all their obligations to the state. Apart from the fact that illegal landlords do not pay taxes and all other levies prescribed by law, they also lower prices and are therefore unfair competition. From 27.06. Municipal Police of the Municipality of Vir, TZO VIR, State Inspectorate and MIA of the Department for Foreigners control the registration of tourists, weekenders and their guests in the settlements Kozjak, Pedinka, Site, Torovi and Šepunatka, carry out increased control of registration of tourists, weekenders and their guests .center_img In the first six tourist months, Vir achieved better statistical indicators of tourist arrivals and overnight stays than in the record year of 2018, so with 363.671 overnight stays (357.654 last year) and 30.242 arrivals of domestic and foreign guests (last year 30.136) it set new tourist records. It is interesting that the Municipality of Vir is the only tourist destination that does not fight against illegal landlords in such an intensive way. Also, the question always arises: Do you want to report a neighbor who is illegally renting an apartment to guests? Why not, because this is how you turn out to be fools. While you pay all obligations, from VAT, sojourn tax, etc.… others do not, and such a neighbor is your direct competition. As they point out from the Municipality of Vir, the action is part of a three-month intensive control that will be carried out in all Vir settlements with the ultimate goal of combating the gray economy in tourism and protecting all renters who duly fulfill their legal obligations. Photo: Municipality of Virlast_img read more

Representatives Frye, Ziemke comment on ‘Community Crossings’ awards

first_imgNorth Vernon$753,838 Dillsboro$313,002 Lawrenceburg$510,186 Westport$139,860 Greensburg$701,715 Holton$176,657 Aurora$442,500 Batesville, In. — More than $150 million was awarded to Indiana cities, towns and counties through the Community crossings grant program, which is now in the second year. The grants are available through the Indiana Department of Transportation as a result of legislation co-authored by Frye in 2016.“In order to continue our reputation as the Crossroads of America, maintaining our roads and bridges is critical,” Frye said. “Receiving these grants will allow local governments to make much-needed repairs and improvements to our transportation infrastructure.”State representative from Batesville Cindy Ziemke said:“A safe and reliable transportation network is critical to keeping our state and local economic engines running strong,” Ziemke said. “The Community Crossings grant program helps local governments make much-needed road and bridge improvements in their communities, supporting Hoosier jobs and potentially leading to new economic development opportunities in their areas.”Dearborn County will receive $840,967, Decatur County will receive $730,569, Jennings County will receive $731,636, Ohio County will receive $750,000, Ripley County will receive $833,700 and Switzerland County will receive $869,850. In addition, various communities within these counties, as well as Jefferson County, were awarded grants: Moores Hill$300,000 CommunityGrant Amount Versailles$181,753 Milan$235,500 Rising Sun$501,357 Vernon$72,801 Madison$585,648 Osgood$670,000 Projects eligible for funding through Community Crossings include road and bridge preservation, road reconstruction, intersection improvements, small structure replacements, guardrail replacements and signs.A complete list of Indiana cities, towns and counties receiving matching funds through Community crossings can be found by clicking here. More information about the program can be found through the Indiana Department of Transportation’s website at www.in.gov/indot.last_img read more

Costa savours strong start

first_img The Brazil-born Spain international took his tally to four in three matches after his £32million move from Atletico Madrid with two in the frenetic 6-3 win at Everton. Costa’s goals helped his former side to the Spanish title last season after he got off to a rapid start with 10 in eight successive wins from the off. “It was very good for people who bought tickets for the game as they saw nine goals, which is good for football and the Premier League. “If every game was like this I’d be happy but the coach will show us where we made mistakes.” The coach in question, Jose Mourinho, has many examples to show them on Monday morning after expressing his dissatisfaction with how they defended. But he also gave them some credit for the way they attacked clinically. “We have scored nine goals in two Premier League games against teams in the top five last season,” he said. “The quality of our football was fantastic: every time we had the ball we were aggressive. “I prefer to win 6-0 playing fantastic football, defensively and offensively, but I want the team to play the way we did, I want them to be positive but not make defensive mistakes.” Everton manager Roberto Martinez will have a whole DVD of errors to show his shell-shocked squad with their defensive confidence in tatters after conceding 10 goals in three matches. The Spaniard admits fear has crept into their game and he will have to work hard to stop it. “We started the game very uncharacteristically for us,” he said. “We didn’t have that defensive intensity and focus you have to have, especially with a team like Chelsea, and then we were chasing the game. “We were very good going forward, I don’t think there will be many teams who will score three goals against Chelsea this season, but we were too soft with our defending. “Every time the ball was around our 18-yard box we had a real fear of it ending up in our net. “We now have conceded in three games and that is not like us at all. We kept 15 clean sheets last campaign. “We need to work and focus. It is not the technicality of conceding goals, it is the feeling. “That is something we need to change. Our attacking play was phenomenal and we need to bring that confidence into our defensive play.” Press Association Striker Diego Costa hopes his impressive start to his Chelsea career is a good omen for the club. Twelve months on Costa shows no signs of slowing down despite the hamstring problems which disrupted the end of his campaign. “We have started really well and it is always good to have a great start,” he said. “Last year we did the same and now this year too. “It is nice to score goals but for me the most important thing is the team wins but I am happy I scored and helped the team win. “Our team is a great team, it is really important to achieve great things and I am really happy to be here.” Costa scored in the first minute – after just 35 seconds – and the last, in between which were sandwiched efforts from Branislav Ivanovic, Nemanja Matic and Ramires in addition to a Seamus Coleman own goal. Kevin Mirallas, Steven Naismith and, against the club he left in the summer, Samuel Eto’o made it 2-1, 3-2 and 4-3 respectively but Chelsea always just kept one step ahead. “It was nice to score my first goal (for the club) because on this ground it is always difficult, although the most important thing is we got three points,” said midfielder Matic. “This season we play better, we have more goals in us, we are more confident in attack – we scored six goals which is not easy. last_img read more

USC anxiously awaits Minnesota

first_imgToo many questions in the offseason, too few answers to know exactly what to expect.Will the defense be better? Will the offensive line hold up? Who will start at running back?On Saturday at 12:30 p.m., some of those lingering doubts should begin to disappear.Expectations · The coaching staff believes junior quarterback Matt Barkley is ready to improve upon his sophomore campaign. Tabbed as one of four captains heading into the season, Barkley hopes to throw 30 touchdown passes and complete 70 percent of his passes in 2010. – Daily Trojan file photoIn its season opener, No. 25 USC hosts Minnesota, a team that compiled a 3-9 record last season and finished second to last in the Big Ten. Despite its poor finish that led to the firing of Minnesota’s then-coach Tim Brewster in mid-October, the Trojans insist they aren’t taking the Golden Gophers lightly.“They have a whole different coaching staff and they know how to get their players fired up,” junior left tackle Matt Kalil said. “It’ll be a completely different team than last year and we can’t let this team catch us off guard.”Taking over for Brewster on the sidelines is first-year coach Jerry Krill, who spent three seasons at Northern Illinois, leading the Huskies to a 10-win season in 2010 and an appearance in the uDrove Humanitarian Bowl.Former wide-receiver-turned- quarterback MarQueis Gray, a dual-threat quarterback, returns, but this time he will line up under center. For a defensive unit that has historically struggled against mobile quarterbacks such as Oregon’s Darron Thomas and Washington’s Jake Locker, the coaching staff knows it will serve as a big test.“It’s going to be a big challenge for us,” USC coach Lane Kiffin said. “He’s not just a mobile quarterback, but he’s a big, physical quarterback. We’re going to have our hands full. This is a very, very big challenge for our defense right away.”Outside of Gray, Minnesota returns senior running back Duane Bennett and senior wide receiver Da’John McKnight, who led the team in receptions and touchdowns a year ago. Both have the ability to make big plays, something the Trojans are quite familiar with.For a unit that was ranked 84th in total defense last season, giving up 400 yards per game and almost 27 points per contest, they understand they have a lot to prove.“We need to show that we got better in the secondary against the pass and we need to show that we can tackle,” sophomore cornerback Nickell Robey said. “I think we’ve gotten better overall in camp, but we just have to play our defense and pay attention to our coverages.”Another lingering question mark has been a young offensive line, which features no senior starters. The Trojans lost right tackle Tyron Smith and center Kristofer O’Dowd to the NFL, while also dealing with injuries in fall camp. Only junior left tackle Matt Kalil will be playing a familiar position, with junior Khaled Holmes moving from right guard to center. All of this leaves some uncertainty heading into Saturday, although junior quarterback Matt Barkley expressed no concern at all.“I’m not worried,” Barkley said. “We’ll deal with it in the game. If mistakes come, then so be it. But I think these guys are ready.”Though a couple questions remain about who will start up front to protect Barkley, there is even more doubt as to whom will start at tailback. With senior Marc Tyler suspended, the job has been a free-for-all among junior Curtis McNeal, sophomore Dillon Baxter, redshirt freshman D.J. Morgan and freshman Amir Carlisle. Of the four, only Baxter logged carries in 2010.The coaching staff has not indicated which player will get the starting nod yet, although all four tailbacks have earned praise during fall camp for their play.Though Barkley might have some unfamiliar faces around him on offense, one welcoming sign will be sophomore wide receiver Robert Woods, who was named Pac-10 Freshman of the Year in 2010 after finishing with 65 receptions for 792 yards and six touchdowns.During last season’s contest against the Gophers, USC recovered from a sluggish start and a late 14-13 deficit to win by a score of 32-21. Sparking the comeback was Woods, who returned a punt to give the Trojans a lead they would never relinquish. As one of the Trojans’ six returning starters on offense, Woods knows the coaching staff expects a strong sophomore campaign.“The coaching staff expects a lot from me,” Woods said. “As a leader this year, they’re expecting me to make plays and be ready to carry the load.”While the Trojans, who haven’t played a game since their season finale against UCLA last December, might be a bit anxious, they insist the visiting Gophers have their full attention.“We look at them like any other team on our schedule,” Robey said. “But it’s about us. We’re taking care of our issues first and keeping a level head.”last_img read more

Blake Griffin returns to Clippers lineup, Jamal Crawford still not close

first_img“Hasn’t been much movement at all,” Rivers said when asked for an update on Crawford. “I don’t think he has improved at all, I can tell you that. So that’s obviously not good news.”Rivers was queried as to whether he believes Crawford will be back in time for the playoffs, which begin in about a month.“I really don’t know,” he said.Crawford missed 13 games in 2013-14 with an injury to his left calf. He was seen Sunday morning being driven to the Clippers’ locker room on a cart. He got off and was noticeably limping.Griffin went through pregame drills with his team, but Rivers said the decision for him to return had all but been made on Saturday. “The trainers, yesterday they called and said he can go, he’s been cleared,” Rivers said.What to expectSince the Clippers (42-25) probably did better than expected without Griffin, one inquiring reporter wanted to know how the team will be affected with the reintegration of Griffin.“Basketball-wise, I don’t think there will be any (difference),” Rivers said. “It will just be more of his play and his timing. Timing is timing. You lose it when you don’t play an NBA game. And sometimes you come back and you play great the first game and then you lose your timing. … As far as the way we play, that won’t be hard at all.”After Sunday’s game, the Clippers have just 15 regular-season games remaining.Quality victoriesOf the nine victories the Clippers had without Griffin, six of them came against teams that are either a virtual lock to make the post-season, or close. They beat Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Memphis, Chicago and Oklahoma City.“We did a good job,” Rivers said. “It was a difficult task for us because of the teams (the Clippers played). … I was really happy with our guys. They did a good job of individualizing each game.”Rivers said the team did have to run more without Griffin. That’s not all.“Not having Blake hurt us in a number of ways,” Rivers said. “Teams have been able to trap CP (Chris Paul) far more than they can when Blake’s on the floor because of his ability to pass.“I’m sure CP is the happiest of all of them to have him back.”UpcomingThe Clippers next play host to Charlotte on Tuesday, then hit the road Wednesday for a game at Sacramento. They come back Friday to host the Washington Wizards and the New Orleans Pelicans next Sunday afternoon. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img There was good news and bad news Sunday morning when Clippers coach Doc Rivers met with reporters ahead of his team’s 100-98 loss to the Houston Rockets at Staples Center.Rivers said power forward Blake Griffin would return to action after missing 15 games with a staph infection in his right elbow. Griffin started. The bad news was sixth-man Jamal Crawford appears nowhere near returning. Including Sunday, he has missed the past six games with a right calf strain.Griffin is the team’s leading scorer as he entered play, averaging 22.5 points per game. Crawford is the Clippers’ third-leading scorer with a 16.4 average. The team went 9-6 without Griffin, 2-3 without both Griffin and Crawford.Rivers was not enthusiastic about the return of Crawford.last_img read more

“Grandma, Something Happened to My Head;” Boy Shot after Leaving Drive-Thru

first_imgA boy who was riding in a car with his grandma ended up being wounded in a shooting between two other men earlier this month.The shooting happened in Boynton Beach on July 15, authorities say.Police arrested 29-year-old Valdanio Louis on charges of attempted first-degree murder, leaving the scene of a crash, and discharging a firearm from a vehicle.According to investigators, Louis, who was driving a Mitsubishi SUV, stopped at an intersection near a KFC restaurant on NE 1st Street and opened fire on a man in a Mercedes behind him.Officials say the gunfire struck a car being driven by a woman who just left KFC with her grandson.The woman told police she heard the gunshot, and then her grandson said, “Grandma, something happened to my head.”Photo courtesy: Palm Beach County Sheriff’s OfficeShe says she saw blood coming from the boy’s nose and mouth. Family members rushed him to the hospital, and there is no word on his condition.Louis crashed the SUV and ran from the scene. Officers found his wallet and identification card in the vehicle.Surveillance video from nearby businesses showed Louis shooting at the Mercedes.After the incident, police said Louis went to his son’s mother’s house to take a shower.While there, he told her that he just got into a car accident.However, an informant also told police Louis admitted to the shooting.last_img read more

Time to purchase that Lotto ticket! Lewis rink scores 8-ender

first_img No-hitter — Baseball Reference reported that through 2008 there was a no-hitter pitched every 1,505.5 Major League Baseball games. There’s probably more of a chance for a golfer to knock in a hole-in-one at Granite Pointe Golf Club than an eight-ender to be counted at the Nelson Curling Club.But seeing how there’s four feet of snow at the Rosemont-based golf course, it was time for the curling club to take over the limelight.Murrey Lewis of Nelson scored the amazing once-in-a-lifetime feat Saturday during the Mixed Valentine’s Bonspiel at the Heritage City club.It’s a feat so rare the odds of scoring one are nearly impossible to know.“No I didn’t realize it was a possibility until I was getting ready to throw my first rock (seventh stone),” Lewis told The Nelson Daily when asked about his accomplishment.“I still thought the opposition would take at least one rock out,” Lewis added. “He (the opposing skip) tried with his last rock, but it over curled and he just nudged it over. His rock rolled out of the house leaving me a draw for our eight.”The Curl BC website said a team from the Peace Arch Club was the 100th team in October 2013 to feature in the 8-ender gallery. But it took years for those 100 8-enders to be counted.The Peace Arch rink scored the 8-ender on October 11, 2013.The high-scoring feat is so rare, Ford of Canada used to run the “Eight-Ender Program” and register each one and then reward Canadian rinks who scored eight points in one end.The Lewis rink, including third Lori Lewis, second Bob Fortin and lead Marianne Lefley, scored the eight points in the fifth end of a 14-3 victory in the B event.The rink didn’t win the bonspiel, finishing fourth in the B event.But that didn’t seem to matter to the rink after realizing the accomplishment.“This was the first time scoring and eight-ender for  my teammates and myself,” Lewis said.“Really it was after the game that it all hit home, and, yes, exciting to say the least after 25 years of curling.”An eight-ender ranks with some other improbabilities in sports and life. Hole in one — Golf Digest estimates that an average handicap player has a 12,000-to-1 odds. Struck by lightning — According to the U.S. National Weather Service, the odds of being struck by lightning in your lifetime are 1 in 5,000 Lotto 6/49 — According to the Lottery Corporation the odds of matching all six numbers and winning the Lotto 6/49 are 1 in 13,983,816last_img read more