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first_imgReddIt Brandon Kitchin TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history + posts Previous articleWomen’s soccer preview: Will the streak continue?Next articleTCU VGP (Ep. 01 – Consoles, Remasters and Basics) Brandon Kitchin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Brandon Kitchinhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/brandon-kitchin/ Campus organizations to host ‘Black Panther’ screening, discussion Facebook Facebook Welcome TCU Class of 2025 printTCU Frogfest in the Commons. Friday, Oct.2, 2015This year’s football schedule and the Horned Frogs’ growing popularity with sports fans prompted university officials to combine Family Weekend and homecoming.Unlike most years, when there are a Family Weekend and another for homecoming, both will be held Sept. 16-18. The decision to combine came after Student Activities, which plans Family Weekend, and Alumni Relations, which handles homecoming, found their options limited.There were only two possible game choices: the Iowa State University game in September and the University of Oklahoma game in October. The OU game was ruled out. Officials worried that tickets would be scarce because of the rivalry and proximity between Fort Worth and Norman, Oklahoma.That left the Iowa State game and meant Student Activities and Alumni Relations had to create a comprehensive weekend benefiting the university and all of its visitors.Tickets are still available for the Iowa State game, but seating is limited. The Oklahoma game that takes place on Oct. 1, only has standing room only tickets available for purchase, and those tickets will go on sale at the start of that game week.“Combining homecoming and Family Weekend this year does not mean we will combine them in the future,” Kim Turner, director of Student Activities said. “We will continue to look at each year and make the decision that we feel is best for students, alumni, families, and the rest of the Horned Frog family.”Turner said that she expects 5,000 to 6,000 family members to sign up online and plan a campus visit.“That number does not include alumni or the countless other families that come to see their students without officially registering for the weekend.”TCU’s Family Weekend and homecoming will take place the weekend of Sept. 16-18. Events begin Friday afternoon and last until Sunday evening. TAGSphotos Twitter Students walk alongside the float built by Beta Theta Pi, Chi Omega and Alpha Delta Pi in the 2014 Homecoming Parade. (Kelsey Ritchie/TCU)center_img Nelson Mandela’s former prison guard visits campus to reflect on their unlikely friendship Memorial to commemorate MLK Jr. to come to downtown Fort Worth ESPN’s ‘The Undefeated’ writer visits campus, talks media coverage on Nike, Kaepernick ad Brandon Kitchin is a junior Journalism major and TCU 360 line editor from Grand Prairie, Texas. If you ever get the chance to meet him, he is such a positive person that you might just have your day made. You can find him in the loudest section of the Amon G. Carter Stadium or on the field at halftime with “The Pride Of TCU,” the Horned Frog Marching Band. He plays bass drum for the TCU Drumline. Brandon Kitchinhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/brandon-kitchin/ Linkedin ReddIt Brandon Kitchinhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/brandon-kitchin/ Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Twitter Brandon Kitchinhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/brandon-kitchin/last_img

first_img March 17, 2021 Find out more July 5, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Blogger held under draconian Official Secrets Act RSF_en Follow the news on Malaysia News February 22, 2021 Find out more MalaysiaAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders is very disturbed to learn that the blogger Syed Abdullah Hussein Al-Attas has been held since yesterday under the Official Secrets Act as a result of a complaint by a group of 30 people over controversial posts about the Sultan of Johor. A young woman who was with him at the time of his arrest is also being held.“Syed Abdullah’s arrest is unacceptable,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Why was the complaint filed by 30 people and not the person targeted in the posts? Why did the authorities think it was necessary to detain two people because of what appears in reality to be nothing more than an ordinary defamation suit? “The authorities have carried out arrests and are now conducting an investigation on the basis of this group complaint, but they show no desire to investigate the documented information posted by Syed Abdullah. We insist that they explain the reasons for their actions, which are at the very least disturbing and suggest that his arrest was politically-motivated.“Freedom of information must take precedence over any law covering state secrets, which should be invoked only in clear cases of espionage and in other very clearly defined and limited circumstances. Government officials should not, under any circumstances, be able to use state secrets as a pretext for putting themselves above the law and flouting the fundamental right to information.”Arrested at around 9:45 p.m. at the Senawang toll plaza in Seremban, southeast of Kuala Lumpur, Syed Abdullah is now being held at Air Molek police station in Johor Baru, the capital of the state of Johor. Johor criminal investigation department deputy director Muhammad Akhir Ishak confirmed today that he is being held under paragraph 8 (1) (d) of the 1972 Official Secrets Act.Judge Isa Mohamed gave the police permission to hold him for four days in order to investigate the possibly defamatory nature of his blog posts. The woman who was arrested with him and who is also being held was named as Siti Nadhirah Mohd Zain, 26.According to the Malaysia Chronicle website, most of the 30 people who filed the complaint against Syed Abdullah at the central police station in Johor Baru were linked to the United Malays National Organisation, the prime minister’s party. The complaint described Syed Abdullah’s posts about Sultan Ibrahim, the crown prince and other Johor officials as provocative, insulting and seditious. It also claimed that he had posted confidential documents.Better known by the blog name of “Uncle Seekers” and a believer in the paranormal, Syed Abdullah is the son of a leading political writer, Syed Hussein Al-Attas. He has dedicated more than 60 posts in Malay to the theme of “Sultan Johor Atau Kerabatnya” (The Sultan of Johor or his relatives). They have included documents supporting his claims that part of the fortune left by the late Sultan Iskandar, who died in 2010, was embezzled.When asked by his followers on Twitter to comment yesterday, Crown Prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim posted: “Let the dog bark as much as he wants. I know the truth, Johoreans know the truth. Why should I react to bullshit?”Syed Abdullah’s posts have also referred to a lawyer, Kamal Hisham Jaafar, who is alleged to have embezzled 660,000 ringgits (151,000 euros) from a Johor-based company and who claims that a member of the Johor palace has threatened to kill him. The lawyer says he had to flee the country and cannot return to defend himself because he has received at least five death threats in the past year. Record fine for Malaysian news site over readers’ comments MalaysiaAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information center_img News Organisation Malaysian cartoonist Zunar facing possible sedition charge again News to go further Receive email alerts News New Malaysian ordinance threatens very concept of truth January 29, 2021 Find out morelast_img

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe  Print This Post Tagged with: credit ratings Home Equity Homeowners Homeownership HOUSING U.S. Urban Institute March 14, 2018 1,731 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago U.S. Homeownership Rates Lose Ground to Other Developed Countries The rate of homeownership in the U.S. is in the middle to lower range compared to other developed countries according to an analysis by the Urban Institute. In fact, data showed that the rate is about the same as it was in 1990 in the country, whereas homeownership rates in other developed nations have increased substantially over the years.Using datasets, which were available until 2015, the analysis compared homeownership rates from 1990 to 2015 across 18 countries and found that the United States was ranked tenth in 1990 and was close to the mean rate of its peer countries. But, by 2015 it had slipped three places in rankings with the country’s homeownership rates at 63.7 percent falling below the mean rate of 69.6 percent, the analysis indicated.During the period for which the analysis was done, 13 of the 18 countries increased their homeownership and apart from the U.S., Bulgaria, Ireland, Mexico, and the United Kingdom saw a decline in homeownership rates.Even when a broader base of countries was taken into account, the U.S. ranked 35 of 44 countries and was 10 percentage points below the mean homeownership rate of 73.9 percent for all these countries, the analysis found.When it came to age-patterns and homeownership though, the analysis found that the U.S. was similar to that of other European countries, where homeownership rates peak at or near retirement, between ages 65 to 74. It found that other than Germany, Austria, and the Netherlands, homeownership rates at that age peaked between 75 to 90 percent, well above the rate for younger households.In terms of home equity, the study found that in the U.S. home equity was a greater source of retirement wealth. “Home equity is a huge source of retirement wealth in the US and in the most-populous European countries. But the US curve tends to be steeper than for many other countries with lower homeownership rates for people ages 44 and younger,” the study said.It also pointed to falling rates of homeownership for households aged 44 and younger in the U.S., which remain historically low despite the rate of homeownership for this age-group experiencing an exponential increase in the past year. It found that one of the reasons for low homeownership rates in the 44 and younger age-groups could be because of the current credit environment that makes it difficult for anyone with less than perfect credit scores to obtain a mortgage. Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily center_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago credit ratings Home Equity Homeowners Homeownership HOUSING U.S. Urban Institute 2018-03-14 Radhika Ojha Previous: Mortgage & LGBT Leaders Work Toward Diversity and Inclusion Next: HUD Addresses Concerns About Reverse Mortgage Foreclosures Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / U.S. Homeownership Rates Lose Ground to Other Developed Countrieslast_img

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