Blockchain: solving the industry’s ‘trust’ issues

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Blockchain and igaming are made for each other – and the former can help the latter in one crucial area, says GanaEight Coin’s Nadia Adelstein Tech & innovation Blockchain: solving the industry’s ‘trust’ issues AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Blockchain can revolutionise the igaming industry by solving a problem that is holding it back around the world – a lack of trust.That is the view of Nadia Adelstein, CMO at G8C, a subsidiary of Ganapati PLC, which is preparing to launch its blockchain-based online casino platform and token.Adelstein believes blockchain technology offers an opportunity for the igaming industry to resolve a series of reputational and regulatory concerns. As operators and consumers are increasingly exposed to the benefits of cryptocurrencies, Adelstein suggests they will embrace the data and payments technology to the point where it becomes commonplace by the mid-2020s.“Blockchain and igaming really complement each other, and the reputation of the gambling industry can be improved by blockchain.“With igaming, there are issues with data protection, a lack of transparency and players believing the odds stacked against them are being manipulated – to name just a few. When you combine those issues, it all comes down to trust. This, however, can be solved by utilising smart contracts with everything being recorded, which is the sheer essence of blockchain technology.“It provides a new way to transfer and import data in a transparent, safe and auditable manner.” Technology lessonGanapati’s own journey towards embracing blockchain could well be a lesson in how the technology will develop in the coming years. It was founded in 2013 as a developer of smartphone applications, then entered the online casino industry in 2016. Ganapati’s G8C blockchain subsidiary is now in the middle of the development process of a B2C blockchain platform, which the company believes will transform online casino when it is completedAdelstein says, “Ganapati actually almost fell into blockchain simply by being a game developer. We kept seeing things that people within the industry were complaining about and found blockchain to be the obvious and most effective solution. We ultimately understood that the best way to resolve these issues, especially those of trust, was by implementing blockchain technology.While igaming has reputational issues in some areas, blockchain is not immune to criticism. Discussion about an alternative to traditional cash payments is invariably met with suspicion and confusion among operators and the public.The average consumer may well switch off if someone attempts to describe distributed ledger technology to them, while those in business and finance have concerns about the number of ICOs that have failed in the last couple of years. Brand-new revolutionWhile Ganapati has fully embraced the potential of blockchain, others within the gambling industry have not been so quick off the mark.“Blockchain is touted as one of the main drivers of a new industrial revolution, as was the internet in the 1990s” Adelstein adds. “Companies involved in blockchain need to get out there and educate, as blockchain has such potential for igaming. If the industry can be convinced about blockchain’s potential, it can then be offered widely which, in turn, will address many of igaming’s problems.“At the moment, blockchain in the igaming industry is relatively unknown. However, people are beginning to realise just how important it could be in revolutionising the industry.“That’s true in other industries, as seen in corporate giants such as Shell and JP Morgan, who are wanting to get ahead. But in the gambling industry, it’s more the upcoming and mid-level companies that are trying to push things along. Maybe it’s because the larger gambling operators feel they don’t need to take risks with blockchain at the moment – but that attitude’s sure to change. As Steve Jobs famously said, ‘If you want to know what will happen in five years, don’t look at the mainstream, look at the fringe.” Dual interestWith major offices in Malta, Ganapati embraces a dual interest of igaming and blockchain. The island, which is such a hub for the European gaming industry, became the first jurisdiction to regulate DLT operations when it passed three blockchain-enabling bills into law last July.As officials continue to develop rules around the guiding framework, the fact that a major igaming jurisdiction is attempting to bring order to blockchain is a cause for optimism for Adelstein.“The fact that Malta has sought to regulate the sector is hugely important to us. It gives confidence in the future direction of blockchain and will influence people looking in from the outside to see that this sector has great potential.“Places like Singapore, Switzerland and the UAE are also trying to get ahead with blockchain, which is great, but Malta’s attitude is even more appealing to us because it was also a frontrunner in regulating igaming. Malta is leading the pack and others will follow.“The biggest challenges for blockchain are the unknowns. However, with many different countries looking seriously at this sector, there will come a point where standardised rules can be adapted worldwide towards the technology.”center_img Companies: Ganapati Topics: Tech & innovation 23rd May 2019 | By Josephine Watson Email Addresslast_img read more

I think the BAE share price could help you retire early

first_img Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 4th July, 2020 | More on: BA See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address I think the BAE share price could help you retire early Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images center_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Rupert Hargreaves has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. The BAE (LSE: BA) share price has outperformed the FTSE 100 by 5% since the start of the year. It’s easy to see why. Investors have been buying this international defence group as the outlook for the global economy has deteriorated.BAE share price in demandBAE is a relatively stable business. As one of the world’s largest arms and cyber security companies, the group’s primary customers are country governments. These customers want secure supply deals with trustworthy providers. So they turn to giants like BAE, which has the backing of the UK government.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…For example, last year the company delivered the flagship HMS Prince of Wales aircraft carrier for the Royal Navy. It also produced its first four Hawk aircraft for the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. And agreements for delivering ships and aircraft to the Canadian and Australian governments continued to move forward.Defence is also a long-term business with countries buying aircraft and ships on decade-long contracts. This gives the company a stable, predictable, recurring revenue stream, which may help support the BAE share price. The group’s recently-announced £20bn deal to build warships for the Australian Navy, for example, will last for around a decade.The demand for the company’s services is booming. The organisation announced orders of £18.4bn during 2020. This puts its order backlog at £45.4bn, equivalent to more than two years of sales.The FTSE 100 business plans to generate free cash flow of £3.5bn-£3.8bn over the next three years. Not only is this forecast hugely positive at a time when so many other companies are struggling to keep the lights on, but it’s also unlikely to change, given the nature of BAE’s business and order backlog.Undervalued stockDespite all of the company’s attractive qualities, the stock appears to be undervalued at current levels. It has a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of around 11, which suggests investors are sanguine about its outlook. Indeed, the rest of the aerospace sector is trading at a P/E of nearly 16. This discount suggests the stock may offer a margin of safety at current levels.On top of the group’s attractive valuation, the BAE share price also has an impressive track record of returning cash to shareholders. But the company has suspended its dividend for the time being until the impact of coronavirus on its operations is better understood.Nevertheless, in the past, the company has supported a yield in the region of 4%. When some form of normality returns, the group’s cash flows should allow the BAE share price to retain its dividend crown.As such, now may the perfect time to snap up a share of this world-leading defence business at a bargain price. When owned as part of a well-diversified portfolio, the stock could help you grow your financial nest egg and possibly achieve early retirement. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”last_img read more

Has the new bull market begun? This is how I’m investing in UK shares following the vaccine news

first_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Has the new bull market begun? This is how I’m investing in UK shares following the vaccine news Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images. Royston Wild | Tuesday, 10th November, 2020 “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” UK share markets have enjoyed a couple of quite-incredible days, lifting some of the gloom that’s defined 2020. The FTSE 100 closed at its most expensive since the middle of August after news of a Covid-19 vaccine breakthrough on Monday. And it’s continued its incredible ascent today. At 6,270 points, the UK’s blue-chip index is up almost 500 points from a week ago.It’s possible that Pfizer’s planned vaccine could be the silver bullet that UK share investors been looking for. The endless cycle of economic-destructive lockdowns could be drawing to a close.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…As chief investment strategist Alastair George of Edison Group commented: “The announcement of an efficacious vaccine is the long sought after ‘game changer’ in the battle  against Covid-19… While it will still be some time before social restrictions can be lifted, investors are skipping to the end of the pandemic movie.”George adds that the news, allied with Joe Biden’s US presidential election victory over the weekend, means that “2020’s risks have diminished significantly.”Hold up!I, for one, am not getting too giddy over the latest development and what it means for UK share markets. There are a number of key questions that still need to be answered, and likely won’t become apparent for some weeks.For example, does the vaccine protect against the severest cases of Covid-19? For how long does the vaccine provide immunity from coronavirus? Is it effective across the whole population, or is it a competent virus battler only among certain groups? And how will rollout of the potential vaccine work?Words yesterday from England’s deputy chief medical officer Jonathan Van-Tam yesterday summed up the situation perfectly. He commented that news on a possible vaccine “is like a train journey where you’re standing on the station — it’s wet, windy, it’s horrible — and two miles down the tracks, two lights appear and it’s the train. And it’s a long way off. We’re at that point at the moment.”Why I’m buying UK shares for my ISAOnly time will tell whether this week’s UK share price rally has been justified or not. My view though, is that investors still need to remain extremely cautious before splashing the cash. The battle against coronavirus could still have plenty of twists and turns before it’s over. The outlook for firms with fragile balance sheets, which are highly geared to a strong global economy, remains quite murky.That said, I think now’s still a great time for UK share investors to keep building their stocks portfolios. I’ve continued to buy for my Stocks and Shares ISA in 2020 despite the uncertain economic picture.Firstly, this is because UK share markets have a history of delivering excellent returns over the long run, even accounting for stock market corrections. And secondly, the stock market crash of 2020 still leaves plenty of top-quality UK shares looking too cheap to miss.center_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Royston Wildlast_img read more

Free volunteering database for Volunteers’ Week

first_img Tagged with: Volunteering  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 15 May 2005 | News Free volunteering database for Volunteers’ Week 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis To mark Volunteers’ Week, the annual celebration of the work performed by volunteers, which runs from 1 to 7 June 2005, WorldWide Volunteering (WWV) is making its online database available at no charge for the week.WorldWide Volunteering’s online database of 350,000 volunteering opportunities in 215 countries, including the UK, enables people to search placements offered by 1,200 organisations.WWV has promoted worldwide volunteering opportunities for people of all ages for 11 years. Advertisementlast_img read more

Charities fundraising at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015

first_img“We received an unprecedented amount of media coverage for RHS Chelsea across the whole spectrum of categories, and as a result, more people know about our charity than ever before.”3. Macmillan Cancer SupportMacmillan Cancer Support benefited from Homebase’s presence at RHS Chelsea this year. Homebase is part of Home Retail Group, which in March this year committed to a two year partnership with the cancer charity with the aim of raising £3 million by March 2017.4. SentebaleSentebale, the charity founded by Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso, created a show garden entitled Sentebale – Hope in Vulnerability. Designed by Matt Keightley, it was intended to raise awareness of Sentebale’s work in providing healthcare and education to Lesotho’s most vulnerable children.It was sponsored by the David Brownlow Charitable Foundation. Alexander Barfield, Chief Executive of the  Foundation said:“The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is a perfect platform to represent the challenges facing these children every day of their lives and how the public can generously donate to help them, and the garden that we are creating will do a fantastic job reflecting that work.”  121 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Other charities that exhibited at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015 included World Vision, the Motor Neurone Disease Association, the Forest Stewardship Council, many flower clubs, and other flora-related charities.Charities that have exhibited in the past include Charities Aid Foundation with its Giving Garden in 2007, Alzheimer’s Society in 2014, and NSPCC with its Legacy Garden also in 2014.The Royal Horticultural Society itself is a registered charity. It held a fundraising gala preview of the 2016 show at the end of this year’s show, and it showcased its National Gardens Scheme with a stand at the event. • Has your charity exhibited at Chelsea Flower Show? How did you make the most of the opportunity for fundraising and marketing what you do? Tagged with: Events 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. Many charities have created or benefited from gardens on display at the popular RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Here are just some of the charities that used the event this year to promote their work and attract new supporters.1. Breakthrough Breast Cancer[youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWYPWN5FsqQ[/youtube] Garden designer Ruth Willmott is fundraising for the charity by selling plants online and with via a tribute fund to her sister-in-law, Angela Willmott, with the aim of raising £10,000.2. The HavenJulian Fellowes and Esther Rantzen at The Haven garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015National breast cancer support charity, The Haven, exhibited at Chelsea for the first time this year. With support from Leeds-based communications agency Clearsilver, the charity secured considerable publicity. Thanks to the 70 national and regional features secured, and five slots on BBC TV, The Haven saw their web traffic increase by 194%.The Breast Cancer Haven Garden won Gold for Best Artisan Garden, as well as the People’s Choice Award as voted for by the general public.Hannah Dawes, Fundraising and Communications Director for The Haven, said: Advertisement Charities fundraising at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015 Howard Lake | 22 June 2015 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5last_img read more

Horoscope: April 23, 2021

first_imgHoroscope: April 29, 2021 Linkedin printA baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Virgo.HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, April 23, 2021:Determined, loving and modest, your steadfast character attract an array of friends. This year, you prove your professional loyalty but still aspire to move up the ladder. Take that extra step and volunteer when needed. You will be noticed. Adhering to a budget provides extra funds when vacation time rolls around. If single, your soul mate could be within reach. If attached, romance is alive and well. LIBRA keeps the peace.The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-DifficultARIES (March 21-April 19)★★★★Teamwork leads to the completion of a time-consuming project. Begin a daily fitness routine. It could include going to the gym, running, bicycling or hiking. You will be energized and ready to conquer the world. Tonight: Do what makes you laugh.TAURUS (April 20-May 20)★★★Romantic thoughts make you impatient for the weekend to arrive. Plan an overnight where you can enjoy the outdoors. If that special someone is not in the picture, go with a friend who makes you feel good about yourself. Tonight: Aromatherapy.GEMINI (May 21-June 20)★★★★Make an executive decision for your family. Discuss it afterward rather than the other way around. Sometimes you can’t wait for the tribe to gather. Smooth things over if people disagree. They will ultimately stand behind you. Tonight: Gather with friends.CANCER (June 21-July 22)★★★★Connect with siblings or relatives you haven’t heard from lately. Arrange a visit sooner rather than later. Submit a piece you wrote to a publication or post it on social media. Take out anything that could be offensive. Tonight: Record a series.LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)★★★★★Be proud that you stuck to a budget and have extra cash to burn. Upgrade a device or buy a new one. Bring someone along who is savvy about new models and can help you get started. Tonight: Culinary delights.VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)★★★Veer from your usual routine. Take a detour and pass by surroundings you don’t usually view. Something captivating might catch your eye and will make you return to that location. Tonight: Prank someone who has a sense of humor.LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)★★★★Don’t feel guilty if you want to be alone with your own thoughts. Get them off your chest. Jot them down in a journal. Take a long walk. Sort out what is bothering you on your own terms. Tonight: Movie night.SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)★★★Something you said to a friend could have been taken the wrong way. Take the high road and get ahead of lingering arguments. Apologize even if you were not at fault and move on. Tonight: Experiment with spicy ingredients.SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)★★★★Join a new team for a start-up project. Challenge yourself to go beyond your skill set. An intriguing message from a former boss or co-worker arouses your interest. Keep trying to connect if your lines cross. Tonight: Satisfy your sweet tooth.CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)★★★★You are always on the lookout for new learning experiences. Something could catch your eye that involves a structured program with tests and papers. Talk it over with family since you will need their support. Tonight: Accept a dinner invitation.AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)★★★You will resolve a problem you’ve been working on nonstop. Get unserious and take your mind off of a pressure-filled week. Take a dance or Zumba class. The key is to think less and move more. Tonight: Catch up on email.PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)★★★★Breathe a sigh of relief. You supported a close friend through a potential crisis. Remember that when you need the favor returned. A compliment comes from someone you didn’t think noticed you. Keep doing what you’ve been doing. Tonight: Bubble bath.Born today: Actress Valerie Bertinelli (1960), actress Shirley Temple (1928), actor Dev Patel (1990) Horoscope: May 2, 2021 Horoscope: May 1, 2021 Horoscope: April 30, 2021 Horoscope: April 29, 2021 Horoscope: May 2, 2021 Horoscope: April 30, 2021 Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ + posts Horoscope: May 1, 2021 ReddIt Linkedin Facebook Tamia Banks Twitter Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ ReddIt Previous articleFrogs First organizers look forward to bringing back revamped program in the fallNext articleTCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Tamia Banks RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Twitter Facebook Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Horoscope: April 28, 2021last_img read more

OC bringing its truck driving program back in house

first_img Facebook Local NewsEducation OC bringing its truck driving program back in house Pinterest OC Continuing Education and Workforce Training. Registration set for engineering camp Noel earns award Ken Lambert, a truck driving instructor at the Odessa College, gets in a truck which is used during classes to back it up into a parking lot, in 2013 at Odessa College. OC is moving its truck driving program back in house after years of having a separate company train big rig operators.  WhatsApp Odessa College is moving its truck driving program back in house after years of having a separate company train big rig operators. The demand for drivers is strong with the addition of sand mining and the continued growth in oilfield activity.Louis Gonzales, continuing education associate dean at Odessa College, said a start date is not set to begin the program until the college gets the trucks and trailers it has ordered. But he hopes to have it up and running by the fall.The current program lasts four weeks and is a total of 160 hours, Gonzales said. The program cost is $4,150, which includes all the classroom and hands-on experience for students.“Within the 160 hours, we have classroom time. Then they have what they call behind-the-wheel time. It’s actually driving behind the wheel, but it also includes part of that pre-check we were talking about.”During the February Odessa College Board of Trustees meeting, trustees approved purchasing six truck trailers for the truck driving academy. The $202,669 bid from Bruckner Truck Sales of Odessa was also funded by a grant from ODC.Six trucks also will be purchased from Bruckner Truck Sales for $780,074. The purchase also was funded by the ODC grant. Four of the trucks are 2019 Mack trucks with modified sleeper cabs that can be used as a classroom or observation deck; one 2019 Volvo truck; and one used 2012 Mack truck, which is a day cab truck.The student sits in the driver’s seat and the instructor in the passenger seat, but the other students can engage with them. Windows were requested on both sides so students can observe while the driving student is turning, or parallel parking.The 2012 Mack day cab is an 18-speed manual. The other trucks are 10 speeds.“Then we also will have six trailers. … We’ll have two van trailers. We’ll have a sand truck, or a belly dump. We’ll have a flatbed trailer, a drop deck and then a vacuum,” Gonzales said.“The reason we have a variety of trailers and trucks is so that we can meet the needs of the business and industry and kind of look like them. That’s why we chose not to have all van trailers, if you will, the box trailers but rather ones that the industry are using so that way we can match them and we’ll have the ability to train our students not only to drive CDL, but also how to maneuver … how to do operate them,” Gonzales added.He noted that there is proper braking, timing and distance with tanker trucks for example. There is a surge or liquid shift.“… If you’re going to stop, then all of a sudden you have whatever you have in your trailer come forward and that pushes you forward,” Gonzales said.Initially, the training pad will be behind the Gregory D. Williams Hall for Continuing Education, but Gonzales said they will be moving to the Odessa College Sewell Auto Tech Center.“As part of the plans, we’ve already talked about two classrooms, instructors’ offices, a break room and a little collaboration lab area where we’ll have the program at,” he said.Gonzales said there also will be driving simulators for students, which will help when trucks are out or if there is bad weather so students can still get hands-on training.On the average, the current program trains 15 students.“Our goal will be about 20 to 25. We just have to have proper staffing for that. We know the need is enormous here. … We have companies coming in asking about the program and want to recruit people right out of the program because it’s such high demand,” Gonzales said.He added that the Texas Department of Public Safety is backed up with people who want to take the CDL test, which includes a written component and driving piece, which they have had to drive to San Angelo for.“This seems to be a common theme across the state,” Gonzales said.Willie Taylor, CEO of the Permian Basin Workforce Board, said the shortage of CDL drivers here is seen nationwide, especially looking at the Permian Basin oil and gas industry.Taylor said there has been a shortage of drivers for the last three or four years, possibly longer. And despite having truck driver training at OC, Midland and Howard colleges, businesses are importing drivers from out of state.He added that he’s glad OC has brought the truck driving program in house, but he still thinks industry will have to provide on-the-job training. Taylor said people on the workforce board are recruiting drivers from all over.Taylor said he sees the demand for drivers as being long term, taking into account aging drivers, new companies coming in and the addition of sand trucks.“Transportation is one of the critical initiatives we need here in the Permian Basin to sustain our growth,” Taylor added.For more information about OC’s continuing education and workforce training programs, call 432-335-6580.More Information Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Home Local News Education OC bringing its truck driving program back in house OCA top 2 were ESL students By admin – March 30, 2018 Twitter Previous articleELDER: No-drama Obama versus Trump ‘chaos’Next articleFive things you need to know today, March 30 admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Upside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakeSouthern Style Potato SaladCreamy Fruit SaladPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

House Bill Aims to Protect Taxpayers by Establishing Capital Reserve Fund for GSEs

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Samantha Guzman Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Samantha Guzman is an award-winning visual journalist and graduate of the University of North Texas Mayborn School of Journalism. She specializes in visual storytelling and has skills in video, audio and photography, in addition to news writing. She has traveled to Mexico and Bosnia as an assistant for multiple multimedia projects and taught news writing, photojournalism, and narrative storytelling in the past. Previous: Counsel’s Corner: The Positive Side of Devoting More Resources to Compliance Next: Freddie Mac Announces Sale of Deeply Delinquent Loans Totaling $985 Million in UPB Tagged with: Fannie Mae Freddie Mac Marsha Blackburn U.S. House of Representatives Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe Related Articles Home / Daily Dose / House Bill Aims to Protect Taxpayers by Establishing Capital Reserve Fund for GSEscenter_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Fannie Mae Freddie Mac Marsha Blackburn U.S. House of Representatives 2015-03-27 Samantha Guzman Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago House Bill Aims to Protect Taxpayers by Establishing Capital Reserve Fund for GSEs Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago March 27, 2015 1,201 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily A U.S. congresswoman has introduced a bill to establish a secondary reserve fund for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The bill, introduced by Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee), seeks to “amend the Federal Housing Enterprises Financial Safety and Soundness Act of 1992 to establish a secondary reserve fund for a housing enterprise under conservatorship to protect taxpayers against loss in the event of a housing downturn, and for other purposes.”The secondary reserve could also be referred to as an escrow account, where funds are held until a resolution is created on GSE reform. The bill would establish a secondary reserve by inserting the new language into the existing statutes.“Any secondary reserve established under this Act for an enterprise shall not be considered capital, a capital reserve, or otherwise an asset of the enterprise, other than as part of a capital restoration plan for the enterprise approved under section 1369C, during the pendency of a conservatorship for the enterprise,” the bill said.Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been sponsored by the government since they were put under conservatorship after the housing crisis in September 2008. Since then, the Federal Housing Finance Agency has been able to use the GSEs to modify millions of mortgages. When the GSEs began to become profitable, the FHFA enacted a third amendment to their Senior Preferred Stock Purchase Agreement, which assigned all of their net worth gains to deficit reduction. This made Fannie and Freddie repay taxpayers with interest and the companies are operating with thin capital levels.This bill could possibly eliminate conflicting interest between the Treasury and Congress on GSE reform. If Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac continue to put all available capital into the Treasury for deficit reduction, there would be no mechanism to build up reserves against future losses. Establishing a capital reserve fund through this bill could protect taxpayers and provide capital to be used for the future of the housing finance system.last_img read more

Omagh appeal upholds two findings and orders fresh hearings in other two cases

first_img Twitter Pinterest LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson By News Highland – July 7, 2011 Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Twitter The appeals court in Belfast has upheld a civil ruling in 2009 which held Michael McKevitt and Liam Campbell liable for the 1998 Omagh bombing.However, a new hearing has ordered in respect of claims made against Colm Murphy and Seamus Daly.In 2009, a judge found the men liable, awarding £1.6m damages.Lawyers for the families had also appealed the compensation awarded. They said it should have been more because of the scale of the outrage. However, the relatives were told today the award would not be increased.Michael Gallagher lost his son Aidan in the bombing. Outside court he gave this reaction to today’s ruling…………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/13gall.mp3[/podcast] Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH center_img Newsx Adverts Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Omagh appeal upholds two findings and orders fresh hearings in other two cases Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleMc Conalogue concerned for future of IDA’s Letterkenny officeNext articleMc Hugh tells Dail Letterkenny should be a Regional Hospital News Highland Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this weeklast_img read more

Seals learn to mimic human tones, Scottish scientists say

first_imgJohn MacDougall/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Scientists from the University of St Andrews in Scotland say they’ve taught grey seals to mimic human tones.The two scientists raised three seals from birth, training them to copy human vowel combinations.Scientists from the University of St Andrews in Scotland say they’ve taught grey seals to mimic human tones.The two scientists raised three seals from birth, training them to copy human vowel combinations.One seal, named Zola, could reproduce up to 10 notes from “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.”“This study gives us a better understanding of the evolution of vocal learning, a skill that is crucial for human language development,” a spokesperson for the university says.The study says seals “could be a new model system to study speech disorders,” according to a release from the university.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more