Professor dies of complications related to COVID-19

first_imgTwitter TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Twitter Photo courtesy of TCU. Facebook Renee is a journalism major. She is dedicated to improving her journalism skills to effectively and ethically inform others. Renee Umsted printThis story was updated Aug. 17 with information about a virtual vigil. A professor in the Neeley School of Business whose time at TCU spanned more than 30 years died Friday of complications related to COVID-19. Provost Teresa Dahlberg emailed the TCU community Saturday to announce the death of Professor of Professional Practice Robert Rhodes. The Office of Religious & Spiritual Life will hold a virtual vigil from 8 to 9 p.m. Monday. A photo of Dr. Rhodes and a white candle will be placed at the edge of Frog Fountain, which will be stilled in memorial. The TCU community is invited to share their stories and condolences in the chat feature on Zoom. Chaplaincy staff will place a candle around the fountain for each comment shared.Prof. Rhodes joined TCU in 1984, after a career practicing law. An instructor in management and leadership, he taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.“His academic contributions and impact on students, colleagues and TCU will never be forgotten. Indeed, Dr. Rhodes’ work will continue to reverberate around the world as his students apply the wisdom learned from his more than 30 years of teaching.”Chancellor Victor BoschiniRhodes was named the Honors Professor of the Year in 2020; the Neeley Distinguished Professor in 2018; a Top 40 Undergraduate Business Professor by Poets & Quants in 2017; and the Alumni Professor of the Year in 2008, among other recognitions. He also received the Michael and Susan Baer Award for Outstanding Mentoring in 2008. Dr. Robert Rhodes. (Photo courtesy of TCU.)Known for his “booming voice” in the classroom, he facilitated conversation, inquiry and exploration of topics from every angle, Dahlberg wrote in the email. Rhodes was praised by colleagues and students alike. Homer Erekson, a former dean of Neeley, wrote in an email Rhodes was his “most trusted advocate for excellence in teaching” while he was the leader of the business school. “His appreciation for critical thinking and his ability to develop the same in his students was truly remarkable,” Erekson wrote. Alumna Madelyn Cater, who took a business law class Rhodes taught, wrote in a TCU Admission blog post the professor worked to ensure his students learned valuable and useful information. “While instilling in me the confidence in my abilities, he also taught me that grades are not everything, and that really learning and taking away something tangible from a course is more important,” Cater wrote. In the email, Dahlberg wrote there are no additional precautions to take on campus but asked everyone to continue using good hygiene and following social distancing and other safety guidelines. A memorial will be published on the Neeley website. TCU will not raise tuition for the 2021-22 academic year ‘Horned Frogs lead the way’: A look at TCU’s ROTC programs Jacqueline Lambiase is still fighting for students ReddIt Linkedin TCU 360 staff win awards at the Fall National College Media Convention Renee Umsted Renee Umsted Renee Umsted Renee Umsted + posts ReddIt Facebook Previous articleTCU expects $90 million shortfall to budgetNext articleBlanket Coverage Podcast – CFB split on games, NFL Summer Updates, NBA Playoffs Episode 201 Renee Umsted RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

What would you do if you won an entire apartment block?

first_img More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours agoVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 MORE: Luxury homes still hot property 1. Breathe. “Rejoice that you’ve just become a multi-millionaire with over $6 million in assets.”2. Visit the property so you can take it all in. “It’s very different to looking at it online. If you can go there you can see what you’ve won, that might help.” 3. Evaluate your options. “Are you going to sell them all, rent them out, live in one, there are a lot of options.”4. Think about your stage in life, your financial and personal goals.5. Seek independent financial advice. – The Block’s property expert Nicole Jacobs Coronavirus to drive lowest interest rates in Australian history FIVE STEPS FOR NEWLY MINTED MILLIONAIRES Great view from the penthouse.She said with five homes in the apartment block, there were a lot of options to consider, such as would you want to live there, or would you prefer to sell or rent them out, or all three?Stage of life is also key: “Pensioners winning it is different to what a young family would do with it,” she said. One thing that is not negotiable, Ms Jacobs said, is to “seek independent financial advice”.She said property never goes out of style because it was “such a solid commodity”.“A lot of people always come back to property, instead of the stock market. It’s tangible, you can see it, you can lease it.”She said generally your winnings shouldn’t be hit by a massive downturn, but there were certainly adjustment to be made as people work out how to sell (in the current restricted climate). The RSL Art Union Draw 375 “prize home” is in Palm Beach, Queensland. The entire apartment complex has five units.The Block’s property expert Nicole Jacobs said the winners of the next RSL Art Union draw 375 will face this dilemma when they take ownership of the prize, a $6 million apartment block on the Gold Coast’s Palm Beach.“It’s an amazing opportunity to set someone up absolutely for life, if they do all the right things,” Ms Jacobs said.However, there are some important things to consider. Ms Jacobs said the first thing any newly minted prize-home millionaire should do is to take their time before making any big decisions.“People need to breathe. Obviously celebrate, but take the time to make decisions too.”Second would be to visit the property, especially if they haven’t seen it in person.Ms Jacobs said one of the key benefits of the RSL Art Union was that it would look after (some) outgoings on the property, so you effectively have 12 months to decide what you want to do with your winnings. The Block’s resident property expert, Nicole Jacobs, at the $6m RSL Art Union apartment complex prize up for grabs in Palm Beach. Picture: NIGEL HALLETTWhat would you do if you won an entire apartment block of units near the beach? Once the shock and awe wears off, even overnight multi-millionaires have to consider how best to put their new asset to work, or risk squandering their good fortune away. Perfect spot to get away from the world. Landlords, tenants confused over eviction moratorium FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON TWITTERlast_img read more

UK legislator to address controversial public register law during visit to…

first_imgLord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the United Kingdom’s minister with responsibility for the British Overseas Territories  will discuss the controversial move to impose public registers of beneficial ownership, among other things, when he visits the Cayman Islands this week.Lord Ahmad, who will be visiting the territory for the first time on Wednesday, will be meeting with Primer Alden McLaughlin members of Cabinet and other officials during his one-day visit on Wednesday.During his visit, Lord Ahmad will also address matters related to hurricane preparedness.Real reason for visitHowever, Cayman News online reports that the real reason for the visit is the controversy over the passage in the British parliament of the recent Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill, which imposes public registers on the territories. “We strongly value the relationship between the UK and the overseas territories and will work closely with the overseas territories governments to find a solution which works for everyone,” said Lord Ahmad.Teleconference with PM Theresa May According to a Downing Street spokesperson in a release from the UK government, Lord Ahmad and Prime Minister Theresa May engaged in a conference call Thursday with the premier and other leaders of the territories to discuss the company ownership transparency.“The prime minister spoke about the recent passage of the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act. She said that she understood that the cross-party amendment to this legislation that would require the overseas territories to create public registers was a matter of great concern for the leaders and that she was conscious of the strong reactions the issue had provoked in their territories,” the UK official stated.The UK government official is also scheduled to visit RCIPS Air Operations to thank them for their work in Turks and Caicos Islands.  “The UK has provided critical aid and support across the region to assist in recovery from last year’s widespread devastation, and we can already see this help from the UK has made a real difference on the ground,” Lord Ahmad said in a release from the governor’s office. “However, there’s more that needs to be done. We will continue to work extremely closely with the British Overseas Territories, as well as the rest of the Caribbean, to make sure that the region has plans in place to prepare for, and better withstand, future hurricanes,” he said.last_img read more

World Cup 2026: Hosts, teams & TV info for the expanded tournament

first_imgThe 2026 World Cup will be the 23rd edition of the tournament, and will be the first ever edition to include 48 teams. FIFA is set to announce the host winners of the 2026 bid on June 13.The competition will be expanded from the 2022 World Cup which will include 32 teams, and is the third official expansion of the tournament. In 1982, it expanded from 16 teams to 24, and then added another eight teams for the 1998 World Cup in France. In 2017, FIFA decided that the host nation of the World Cup would be rotated between the continents to ensure that each governing body would be given the right to host the tournament in turn.As a result of the 2018 World Cup in Russia and 2022 World Cup in Qatar, no country from either Europe (UEFA) or Asia (AFC) is allowed to bid for the 2026 tournament.Two official bids have been made for the competition, with Morocco hoping to be the first north African host while CONCACAF has put forward a joint bid between USA, Mexico and Canada.One of the requirements for a bid is the use of a modern stadium with a capacity of at least 80,000 supporters to host the World Cup final. Morocco’s bid proposes the construction of a new stadium in the nation’s capital, the Grande Stade de Casablanca, which could seat up to 120,000 fans.New stadiums are also proposed in Oujda and Al Hoceima, while the 40,410-capacity Grand Stade de Tetouan is currently under construction. In October 2016, FIFA president Gianni Infantino praised Morocco’s bid claiming that the country is “capable, in terms of infrastructure and organisation, of hosting a World Cup.”The CONCACAF bid would see the tournament held in three countries for the first time ever. The only other time it has been held in multiple countries was in 2002 when Japan and South Korea shared responsibilities. However, the vast majority of games would be held in the United States, with Mexico and Canada having just 10 each of the 80 matches total.In October 2017, the bid committee had narrow down the list of possible venues in North America to 35 stadiums in 32 cities, and this was then reduced further in March 2018 with the bid committee choosing 23 cities available for hosting duties. This will be cut to 16 cities if the CONCACAF bid is successful.Numerous stadiums in the initial bid have a capacity of over 80,000 for hosting the opening game and final including MetLife Stadium in New York, the future Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park in California, as well as stadiums in Dallas, Texas and Washington DC.Infantino has also praised the North American bid, praising the unity involved in the application: “to have Canada, US and Mexico coming together for a joint project, already this is a positive message.”When will the draw be made? Getty In October 2016, FIFA looked at four different options of expanding the World Cup, including three proposals of a 40-team tournament and one with 48 teams. They announced their decision in January 2017, confirming that there would be 48 teams in the World Cup starting with the 2026 edition.Goal brings you all the information about World Cup 2026 that is known so far.When is the 2026 World Cup?The 2022 World Cup in Qatar is set to be a winter tournament due to the heat during the months of June and July when the competition is usually held.In 2026, it is likely to return to its usual position in the summer months following the end of the regular seasons in the majority of the European leagues. If it follows this path, World Cup 2026 will likely start in the middle of June and finish in the middle of July.Due to the fact that it will be 50 per cent bigger than previous tournaments, the competition could take longer or else more games will be played each day to accommodate for the extra teams and additional fixtures.Who will host the 2026 World Cup? Getty © The draw for the 2026 World Cup will likely be made in December 2025 once the qualifying campaign is completed for all the confederations. The expansion of the World Cup to 48 teams will ensure that each continent is represented at the tournament, with each confederation getting an increase in the number of qualifying teams.This means that Oceania (OFC) will have one guaranteed place at the World Cup, having previously seen its best team forced to enter a play-off with another confederation to qualify.Confederation2026 Teams2022 TeamsAFC84.5CAF95CONCACAF63.5CONMEBOL64.5OFC10.5UEFA1613Play-Off2-Total4831 + hostWhen does qualification start? The qualifying process will be altered by many confederations for the 2026 World Cup due to the increased number of teams that progress from each continent. This may result in a change of when the first round of qualifiers take place compared to previous tournaments.The qualification campaign proper will finish in October 2025, by which time 46 teams will have sealed their place in the final tournament.Two places will be decided via a play-off system which will contain a team from each confederation. The play-offs are due to take place in November 2025.What is the competition format?The 2026 World Cup will have 48 teams in the group stages, consisting of 16 groups of three teams. In total there will be 80 games from the group stage through to the final. The groups will be labelled alphabetically from Group A to Group P.Two teams will advance from each group meaning 32 teams progress to the knockout stage. These teams will face off in the usual format with the winners of one group facing the runners-up of another. They will then progress to the round of 16 and onwards to the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final.As in the current 32-team tournament format, teams from the same group will be kept apart until the final to ensure that there is variety in each match until the last four stage.When do tickets go on sale? Gettyimages There has been some controversy over the expansion of the World Cup to 48 teams, with Germany manager Joachim Low opposing the decision as it would let inferior nations qualify and the quality of the matches would suffer. You’ll be waiting a long while for these yet. World Cup finals tickets are sold exclusively through FIFA these days and tend to go on sale less than a year before the tournament.The ticket sales process for the 2018 World Cup, for example, started in September 2017. So it will be 2025 by the time tickets go on sale.World Cup 2026 broadcastersIn the United Kingdom, broadcasting rights are once again shared between BBC and ITV as they have been for previous World Cups.Due to the fact the 2022 World Cup was moved to the winter and thus impacted on FIFA’s television deal with Fox, they were automatically awarded the rights to the 2026 World Cup in the United States. They will broadcast the games in English while Telemundo will deliver them to Spanish-speaking audiences.In 2015, it was announced that CTV, TSN and RDS would continue to broadcast the World Cup in Canada up to and including the 2026 tournament,World Cup 2026 controversy Getty “The sporting value can not be diluted although I understand the smaller nations who could enter the big stage in this way,” Low told Welt am Sonntag in 2016.He also expressed concern over the fact that an expanded tournament would have more games and thus would increase player fatigue after long seasons with their clubs: “We must be aware that the quality will suffer in the long run. We must not overdo it.”Some commentators also pointed to the fact that three-team groups would mean that final group games were not played simultaneously, and the two teams would know what result was needed in the last game and force a certain outcome to benefit both teams.last_img read more