2 top investment trusts to buy

first_img There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! I believe acquiring investment trusts is one of the best ways to invest in a diversified basket of stocks. In addition, investment trusts are different to traditional investment funds because they’re closed-ended.Unlike open-ended funds, trusts tend to have a fixed number of shares in issue, which means the shares can trade at a premium, or discount, to the net asset value of the underlying investment business. Therefore, investors can buy the trust at a discount to its net asset value. 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…Meanwhile, they also have more flexibility when it comes to dividends. Investment trusts can hold back a percentage of their revenues received every year. Managers can then use this at a later date to fund dividends.These reserves were particularly handy last year when many companies cut their dividend payouts. Most investment trusts were able to dig into their reserves to fund their own dividends. These are some of the reasons why I like investment trusts. Here are two trusts I’d buy today for my portfolio. Investment trusts to buyAnother reason to own investment trusts is that they can offer a good way for investors to gain access to regions they may not be able to access on their own. The JP Morgan Indian (LSE: JII) is a great example. This company invests in a diversified portfolio of equity and equity-related securities of Indian corporations.I think India has the chance to be one of the fastest-growing economies in the world over the next few decades. It has a young and growing population, with increasing education levels and growing wealth. However, I wouldn’t know where to start investing in the country. That’s why I’d buy JP Morgan’s Indian offering.Its top holding is Infosys, a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting with operations worldwide. It also has investments in Indian housing corporations, construction companies and banks. The investment trust currently trades at a 14% discount to its net asset value. This trust’s concentrated portfolio may put some investors off. For example, it has 20% of assets invested in its top two holdings. This high level of concentration could expose investors to risks and losses if the companies in the portfolio don’t perform as expected. UK focusThe other stock I’d buy for my portfolio of investment trusts is Mercantile (LSE: MRC). This investment firm has a UK focus. Specifically, the fund managers focus on buying mid-cap UK companies. Two of the top holdings are Bellway and Games Workshop. I like this trust because it offers the chance to invest in a diversified portfolio of mid-cap, high-quality UK growth stocks at the click of a button. The stock also currently offers a dividend yield of 2.4%. Further, it trades at a discount of 5% to the net asset value. This might not be suitable for investors who aren’t interested in the UK. Risks such as a sluggish recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and Brexit-related disruption could hold back the returns on UK equities as we advance. Despite these risks, I’d buy the stock from my portfolio of investment trusts.  Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! 2 top investment trusts to buy Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 12th June, 2021 | More on: JII MRC Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images Rupert Hargreaves owns shares in the Mercantile Investment Trust. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Games Workshop. 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.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Don’t miss our special stock presentation.It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about.They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market.That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’.Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it.To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaveslast_img read more

Past Rugby World Cup Hosts

first_img Rugby World Cup Greatest Players Rugby World Cup Groups Expand Past Rugby World Cup HostsThe Rugby World Cup tournament is in Japan and Asia for the first time in 2019, but where has the tournament been hosted in the past? We take a look at the past eight Rugby World Cup host nations in this piece, of course starting in 1987 and Australia and New Zealand.Past Rugby World Cup Hosts1987 in Australia and New ZealandThe inaugural tournament was co-hosted by two countries with New Zealand hosting 17 pool stage matches, two quarter-finals, third-place playoff and the final, and Australia hosting seven pool matches, two quarter-finals and both semi-finals. 16 teams competed in the tournament with New Zealand emerging victorious.1991 in England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, FranceFour years on the tournament was held in the northern hemisphere for the first time by the five nations competing in the Five Nations Championship. In Pool 1 (England’s group), all the matches were hosted in stadiums in England – Twickenham, Cross Green, Welford Road or Kingsholm.In Pool 2 (Scotland and Ireland’s group) the matches were held in Murrayfield, Lansdowne Road or Ravenhill in Belfast. Pool 3 (Wales’ group) saw all the matches take place in Wales and the same can be said for Pool 4 and France.The knockout rounds took place across the five nations with Twickenham hosting the final which saw Australia win over home favourites England.1995 in South AfricaSpringboks Lair: South Africa would hoist the trophy in Ellis Park in 1995 (Getty Images)The Rugby World Cup then headed to Africa. After the end of apartheid this was to be the first major sports tournament to take place in South Africa. Ellis Park, Newlands, Loftus Versfeld and Kings Park were just some of the huge stadiums to host games.The hosts would go on to win the tournament too, beating New Zealand in the final.1999 in Wales, England, France, Scotland, Ireland Like the 1991 tournament, the 1999 edition would be held by the countries of the Five Nations, this time Wales would act as the principal host though as they got the opening ceremony, first match and final. Pretty much most of the other matches took place in the other four nations.There were also more teams this time around as the tournament was expanded from 16 teams to 20 however the usual suspects competed for the title. Again, like eight years previously, the Australians won their second World Cup.2003 in Australia Rugby World Cup Greatest Players This tournament was supposed to resemble the 1987 event, with Australia and New Zealand hosting matches. However the entire tournament was shifted to Australia by itself when their was a contractual despite between the New Zealand Rugby Union and Rugby World Cup Limited.Australia would again have a good tournament, beating their rivals New Zealand and getting to the final. However they would lose to England in extra-time.2007 in FranceStade de France: The iconic stadium hosted the 2007 final (Getty Images)France won the right to host the 2007 tournament beating out England and hosted pretty much all the games in 12 stadiums across France – four were played in Cardiff and two in Edinburgh.Despite beating New Zealand, France lost to England in the semi-finals who then went on to lose narrowly to South Africa.2011 in New ZealandThe pressure intensified as the tournament went back to New Zealand in 2011, as the island nation beat out bids from Japan and South Africa to host. The All Blacks had not won a tournament since the first one in 1987 so the entire country expected Richie McCaw and co to lead them to victory.That’s exactly what happened as they beat their nemesis France 8-7 in the final.2015 in EnglandAgain Japan and South Africa lost out on hosting the tournament in 2015, as did Italy. This time England secured the event and the team responded by becoming the first one to fail to make it out of the group stages. New Zealand would become the first team to retain the Rugby World Cup and the first team to win it three times. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Rugby World Cup Greatest Shocks A rundown of the Rugby World Cup groups… We take a look at the past countries to have hosted the tournament. Adam Hathaway takes a look at the best… Rugby World Cup Fixtures 2023 Rugby World Cup Fixtures 2023 Owain Jones looks at eight of the biggest… Rugby World Cup Greatest Shocks Expand Expand Rugby World Cup Groups Rugby World Cup Fixtures The 2023 Rugby World… Past Hosts: We look at the eight previous tournament hosts (Getty Images) 2019 in JapanThe tournament heads to Japan and Asia for the first time. Who do you think will come out on top this year?Follow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features.  Collapse Also make sure you know about the Groups, Warm-ups, Dates, Fixtures, Venues, TV Coverage, and Qualified Teams by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

Friday Funnies – Jerry Flannery is pretty in pink

first_imgFriday Jan 23, 2009 Friday Funnies – Jerry Flannery is pretty in pink Weve had numerous requests for this clip throughout the week, since it was first uploaded a few days back. The clip features Munster and Ireland hooker Jerry Flannery as he leaves the hotel and walks through the streets of Auckland CBD while on tour in New Zealand. Hes obviously been late for a training session or meeting because he was working on his hairdo, so has been punished by management or the squad. We dont know too much about it, but by the look of things, the punishment is to don a lovely pink shirt and some tight leggings, then walk through the streets blowing his fog horn and yelling the same thing his sign says – My hair is more important than timekeeping. The clip apparently comes from Anthony Foleys DVD, Axel: Munsters Heineken Cup Journey and has amateur footage that looks to be filmed by one of his teammates. The streets of Auckland will never be the same as this burly Irishman struts his stuff, creating quite the fuss and attention as hes egged on by teammates Mick ODriscoll, Peter Stringer, and Paul OConnell. Time: 02:20 ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Funnies Related Articles 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: American reacts to brilliant Nigel… 29 WEEKS AGO Video of John Kirwan apologising while wearing… 30 WEEKS AGO Simon Zebo reveals how ‘absolute lunatic’… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueey90% of People Have No Idea What These Two Little Holes Are ForNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Barkow Leibinger Places Third in Berlin’s Tallest Tower Compet…

first_img Barkow Leibinger Places Third in Berlin’s Tallest Tower Competition Copy#TagsArchitecture CompetitionsResidential ArchitectureHousingSkyscrapersBerlinCompetitionsHousingSkyscrapersResidentialText Message HtmlCite: Karissa Rosenfield. “Barkow Leibinger Places Third in Berlin’s Tallest Tower Competition” 08 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Fine WoodPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesCultural / SportsPENT FitnessFitness Equipment – BANKA™ Weight BenchSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in OfficesBricksFeldhaus KlinkerFacing Bricks – Waterstruck VascuWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for FurnitureCurtain WallsMetawellFacades – Aluminum Curtain WallsHeatingFocusFireplaces – PaxfocusPatios / TerracesGlas MarteGlass Pavilion – GM Pavillon360More products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyIn a competition that ultimately crowned Frank Gehry as winner, Berlin’s Barkow Leibinger placed third with their 150-meter “faceted stacked building” proposal clad in glass. Aimed to be Berlin’s tallest building, the apartment and hotel tower is planned to be the city’s first high-rise residential development since the 1970s. Save this picture!Perspective from KarlMarx. Image Courtesy of Barkow LeibingerFrom the Architect: Like Alfred Döblin’s Berlin Alexanderplatz this is not the site of an historical Berlin or a place for sentimentality. It will never be a beautiful, harmonic, unified whole or a “stadtkrone”. Rather it is a place that will continue to reflect the dissonance, fragmentation, and layered nuances of a truly modern pathos.In response a 150-meter tower we proposed of facetted stacked building volumes clad in glass that respond to, and mediate, a wildly diverse urban context. Further articulation of the tower, such as the folded facades and balconies, make dwelling apparent. This, the first tower in a master plan established in 1993, anticipates a future of high rises in Berlin/ Alexanderplatz that rethinks what a high rise might mean in a city with no built historical precedents.Save this picture!Apartment. Image Courtesy of Barkow LeibingerSave this picture!Courtesy of Barkow LeibingerThe diversely sized stacked volumes that make up the tower rotate slightly, step by step, in relationship to each other on a trapezoid shaped site, responding to a multitude of views and orientations. The tower marks a logical spatial conclusion to the Karl-Marx Allee, while helping define Alexanderplatz spatially. The large bulk of the tower is domestically scaled-down by the stacked volumes and folded facades, which simultaneously generate exterior spaces (loggias), floor to ceiling glazing for improved views over the city, and optimum orientations to the sun while protecting from strong winds.A tower of glass that is both transparent and reflective further mediates between the public urban realm and the private interior one. Glass situates the tower urbanistically, while reflecting upon itself the dynamic cacophony that characterizes Alexanderplatz.CompetitionResidential High-rise Berlin-AlexanderplatzAwardThird PlaceArchitectsBarkow LeibingerLocationBerlin, GermanyArchitect in ChargeFrank Barkow, Regine LeibingerDesign TeamMichael Ahlers, Sebastian Awick, Martina Bauer, Sonia Cohan, Thomas Day, Nadja Jeske, Daria Khapalova, Jonathan Kleinhample, Elizaveta Mosina, Blake Villwock, Tobias Wenz, Jens WeßelClientHines Immobilien GmbHStructural EngineeringB+G Ingenieure Bollinger + Grohmann GmbH, BerlinMechanical EngineeringRentschler und Riedesser, FilderstadtEnergy DesignTranssolar Energietechnik GmbH, StuttgartFaçade ConsultantB+G Ingenieure Bollinger + Grohmann GmbH, BerlinFire Protection Consultanthhpberlin, Ingenieure für Brandschutz GmbH, BerlinCost ConsultantBAL Bauplanungs und Steuerungs GmbH, BerlinTraffic ConsultantR+T Topp, Huber-Erler, Hagedorn, DarmstadtElevator ConsultantJappsen Ingenieure GmbH, BerlinArea47910.0 sqmPhotographsCourtesy of Barkow LeibingerCompetitionResidential High-rise Berlin-AlexanderplatzAwardThird PlaceLocationBerlin, GermanyPhotographsCourtesy of Barkow LeibingerArea47910.0 m2Image gallerySee allShow lessEl Té – Casa de Chás / Sbardelotto Arquitetura + Mariana BogarinSelected ProjectsShould You Become a Global Architect?Articles Share “COPY” Architecture Competitions Save this picture!Courtesy of Barkow LeibingerWritten by Karissa RosenfieldFebruary 08, 2014 Share ArchDaily “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/474873/barkow-leibinger-places-third-in-berlin-s-tallest-tower-competition Clipboard Barkow Leibinger Places Third in Berlin’s Tallest Tower CompetitionSave this articleSaveBarkow Leibinger Places Third in Berlin’s Tallest Tower Competition ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/474873/barkow-leibinger-places-third-in-berlin-s-tallest-tower-competition Clipboardlast_img read more

Single family House – Tolstoi str. / Outline Architecture Office

first_imgSave this picture!© Sorin Diaconescu+ 70 Share Architects: Outline Architecture Office Area Area of this architecture project 2016 Single family House – Tolstoi str. / Outline Architecture OfficeSave this projectSaveSingle family House – Tolstoi str. / Outline Architecture Office Manufacturers: Dinesen, WaremaArchitect In Charge:Cristina Barna, Sorin DiaconescuCity:BucureștiCountry:RomaniaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Sorin DiaconescuRecommended ProductsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornText description provided by the architects. From a functional point of view the brief and the relative small area of the plot imposed a vertical development of the structure. The house is designed for a young family of four, and applies the organisation principles of a single storey residence to the vertical condition of the site. Save this picture!© Sorin DiaconescuThe general principle in arranging the interior spaces was to visually connect them and to keep an easy access between adjacent rooms placed on platforms half a storey vertically separated. The rooms themselves can be opened and extended into this circulation through sliding or folding partitions, adding to the overall connectivity. The brief also included an elevator that connects four levels of the house.Save this picture!© Sorin DiaconescuThe living spaces are organized around a central void that extends to the top of the structure (the skylight), a space that articulates all the vertical and horizontal circulations. This principle is maintained in organizing the exterior terraces as well (sun-deck and green roof half a storey above).  All the roof  terrace surface is planed as an extension of the exterior usable garden spaces. At the base of the void,  in the “center” of the house a tree is planted, living, growing as the house and it’s inhabitants evolve.Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!3D SectionThe materials used for the exterior and interior are natural, vibrating with small differences and imperfections (hand pressed brick and larch wood). The detailing of the ventilated facades and the planned, gradual transitions between opaque and transparent surfaces, the repeating elements and their shade in changing daylight are all adding nuances to the simple monolithic volume of the house. All the exterior wood surfaces are untreated.Save this picture!© Sorin DiaconescuMost of the interior floors, stair elements and the wall claddings are made of douglas fir planks, white oil treated. The exterior cladding materials are also present in the interior.Save this picture!© Sorin DiaconescuProject gallerySee allShow lessa+u 2017:03 – Herzog & de Meuron’s Hamburg ElbphilharmonieArchitecture BooksThe Barn / ZIEGLER Antonin architecteSelected Projects Share Romania ArchDaily Single family House – Tolstoi str. / Outline Architecture Office “COPY” CopyAbout this officeOutline Architecture OfficeOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBucureștiRomaniaPublished on April 27, 2017Cite: “Single family House – Tolstoi str. / Outline Architecture Office” 27 Apr 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalShelvingZeitraumWardrobe – Hide & ParkSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Stone SeriesWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – FerroFinestra W20Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – TentChairsInterstuhlConference Chair – Low With CastorsWoodreSAWN TIMBER co.Pre-Weathered Wood CladdingMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?单家庭住宅 / Outline Architecture Office是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Housescenter_img Projects Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/870012/single-family-house-tolstoi-str-outline-architecture-office Clipboard Photographs:  Sorin Diaconescu Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/870012/single-family-house-tolstoi-str-outline-architecture-office Clipboard “COPY” Area:  386 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•București, Romanialast_img read more

Grants available for community projects in Birmingham

first_img Tagged with: grants Midlands AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 Applications can be made via the change, grow, live website, and will be considered by a change, grow, live panel, led by service users and supported by senior staff.  117 total views,  1 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Grants available for community projects in Birminghamcenter_img Melanie May | 24 January 2017 | News  118 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 Social care and health charity change, grow, live (CGL) is inviting Birmingham charities and not-for-profit groups to apply for grants of up to £2,500 to support their work in the community.The grants scheme is designed to help improve the lives of adults (over 18s) experiencing difficulties with substance misuse, including their families and carers. It launched last June and seven organisations have so far received grants.Grant recipients so far have ranged from football teams to a lunch club for vulnerable adults. All the successful applicants run projects or activities that benefit the community in Birmingham, and somehow help people who have drug or alcohol addictions, through physical activity or positive mental wellbeing.CGL is now seeking more organisations to apply for funds, which must be spent within 12 months of the grant being allocated.Priority will be given to applications from organisations whose proposals meet the following objectives:Reductions in reoffendingImproved housingImproved parentingIncreased levels of employmentEffective child safeguardingImprovements in physical and mental healthKirsty Mason from CGL said:“We’ve seen what a difference these projects can make in the lives of the most vulnerable people in Birmingham, something as simple as a being part of a football team or a lunch club can change the direction of someone’s life. We’re looking forward to working with more organisations in coming months who are deserving of a grant that can make a real difference in the local community.” Advertisementlast_img read more

The Skiff: September 17, 2015

first_imgFacebook Previous articleSenior overcomes heat exhaustion to win Austin triathlonNext articleTCU volleyball player makes program history The Skiff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ The Skiff Linkedin The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ Twitter The Skiff: Nov. 14, 2019 The Skiff: Nov. 7, 2019 ReddIt printFailed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more infoVolume 114, issue 4: Getting connected: Campus construction bridges TCU’s past and futureAlso: TCU, SMU presidents call for sportsmanship; Jimmy John’s may extend business hours periodically; SGA hopes new budget plan will help student orgs spend more; New basketball arena set to be completed for 2015-2016 season; Trump: US ‘a dumping ground for the rest of the world’; TCU to embark on Civil Rights journey; ADPi president speaks out about anonymous text messages; Man dies of gunshot wound after killing professor, partner; TCU educates campus on NCAA compliance rules; Deadly northern California blaze destroys whole communities; Fort Worth city manager looks to end search for police chief; Perrin to replace Patterson as University of Texas athletics director; The Live Oak contributes to eclectic music scene in Fort Worth; Irving high school student likely to transfer schools following arrest; TCU welcomes incoming class of ROTC recruits; Man who killed TCU student sentenced to 35 years; ArtSouth encourages local artists to bloom; TCU makes curriculum changes due to the new MCAT; TheEnd provides unique on-campus experience for students; New connection space offered for transfer students; Previewing the battle for the Iron Skillet Linkedincenter_img Twitter + posts The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ A fox’s tail: the story of TCU’s campus foxes Facebook The Skiff: Nov. 21, 2019 The Skiff by TCU360TCU Box 298050Fort Worth, TX [email protected] ReddIt The Skiff: Dec. 5, 2019 Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Life in Fort Worthlast_img read more

New website commemorating Fort Worth Latinos launches on César Chavez day.

first_imgReddIt Emily Laff is a senior journalism major (and die-hard Broncos fan) from Denver, Colorado. When she is not out reporting she is most likely at a Krispy Kreme drive-through or in an aisle at Barnes & Noble. Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday ReddIt Linkedin Twitter Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Emily Laffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/emily-laff/ Emily Laff Facebook + posts Emily Laffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/emily-laff/ White supremacy posters on TCU’s campus under investigationcenter_img Linkedin Students react to controversial speaker’s views on radical Islam TCU parking: No room on the asphalt Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Emily Laffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/emily-laff/ Facebook Emily Laffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/emily-laff/ Previous articleFort Worth culinary scene: fusing the casual and the contemporaryNext articleThe Skiff: March 31, 2016 Emily Laff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter TCU tells Greeks: No Hazing printThe history of Latinos in Fort Worth is now getting recognition that some say is long overdue.A new website, Latino Fort Worth, was revealed on TCU’s campus Wednesday night that commemorates the history of Latinos in Fort Worth by sharing their stories on a digital platform.Funded by a city grant, the site was the brainchild of the partnership between the City of Fort Worth Human Relations Commission and TCU faculty and students.The website was launched  in Betsy and Steve Palko Hall, where site contributors Dr. Max Krochmal and Moisés Acuña-Gurrola spoke, along with a panel of Latinos who took the time to share their stories on the site.For older Latinos from Fort Worth, the site is a living memoir. It encapsulates their lives and memories by documenting them in essays and video interviews that can all be accessed on the site for free. Moisés Acuña-Gurrola, co-director and lead designer of Latino Fort Worth, said the site was meant to be multi dimensional, encompassing written stories, pictures and video narratives.Acuña-Gurrola said he wanted to showcase the diversity of Fort Worth, but more importantly the diversity within the Latino community.When he started delving into research for this project, Acuña-Gurrola realized that there was very little information to work with. “Not much has been written about Latino Fort Worth before,” he said.Latinos like Jaunita Salinas were appreciative that a site like this one would share a history that many people are unfamiliar with.Salinas was one of forty Latinos who came to tell their stories during Hispanic Heritage Month of last year, when Dr. Max Krochmal and a team of graduate students conducted interviews termed as “oral history collection days”, which are now available on the site. “The Latinos of Fort Worth have a very long history, my family has a very long history here, and we have really advanced,” Salinas said.She has made an effort to moderate parades celebrating Latino culture for the last 51 years in an effort to remind younger Latinos of their ancestors. The City of Fort Worth will be hosting a march and rally on April 2 in commemoration of César Chavez.Pauline Gasca-Valenciano, another Latina who told her story during the oral history collection days, said that this type of historical archive is, “long overdue.” The website launched on TCU’s second annual César Chávez day, a day dedicated to Chávez, who worked as a Latino American Civil Rights activist.last_img read more

Biden flexible on who gets aid, tells lawmakers to ‘go big’

first_img Facebook Pinterest Biden flexible on who gets aid, tells lawmakers to ‘go big’ Facebook TAGS  Pinterest Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 center_img Local NewsBusinessUS News Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp The White House is insisting that Republicans have opportunities to influence the COVID relief bill, even as President Joe Biden joined Senate Democrats for a virtual lunch Tuesday to discuss his $1.9 trillion coronavirus rescue plan. Previous articleOfficials: no Super Bowl threat amid rise of white supremacyNext articleRecord Breaking Apartment Sale in Turlock by The Mogharebi Group Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Evolving Risks, Insecure Defaults, Watering Hole Threats: New Research from Accurics Uncovers Developing Sources…

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Twitter Facebook PLEASANTON, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 22, 2021– Accurics, the cloud cyber resilience specialist, today unveiled its latest research, “ Accurics Cloud Cyber Resilience Report,” which highlights security risks identified in cloud native environments. The findings reveal an increased adoption of managed infrastructure services and the emergence of new cloud watering hole attacks. Of all violations identified, 23 percent correspond to poorly configured managed service offerings – largely the result of default security profiles or configurations that offer excessive permissions. As demonstrated by a recent high-profile hack, attackers increasingly strive to leverage weaknesses that enable them to deliver malware to end users, gain unauthorized access to production environments or their data, or completely compromise a target environment. This strategy is known as a watering hole attack, and Accurics researchers have seen them emerge in cloud environments where they can cause even more damage. This is partly because development processes in the cloud that leverage managed services are not hidden inside the organization as they are in on-premise environments – in fact, they’re largely exposed to the world. When criminals are able to exploit misconfigurations in development pipelines, it can spell disaster not only for the company but also its customers. To address this risk, enterprises should assume the entire development process is easily accessible, and restrict access to only the users who need it. “Cloud native apps and services are more vital than ever before, and any risk in the infrastructure has critical implications,” said Accurics Co-founder, CTO & CISO Om Moolchandani. “Our research indicates that teams are rapidly adopting managed services, which certainly increase productivity and maintain development velocity. However, these teams unfortunately aren’t keeping up with the associated risks – we see a reliance on using default security profiles and configurations, along with excessive permissions. Messaging services and FaaS are also entering a perilous phase of adoption, just as storage buckets experienced a few years ago. If history is any guide, we’ll start seeing more breaches through insecure configurations around these services.” On average, the research reveals that the mean time to remediate issues (MTTR) for violations is 25 days across all environments – a luxury for potential attackers. In this report, MTTR is particularly important as it pertains to drift – when configuration changes occur in runtime, causing cloud risk posture to drift from established secure baselines. For drifts from established secure infrastructure postures, the MTTR is 8 days overall. Even organizations that establish a secure baseline when infrastructure is provisioned will experience drift over time, as happened in another well-publicized breach. While in this case the AWS S3 bucket was configured correctly at the time it was added to the environment in 2015, a configuration change made five months later to fix a problem was not properly reset once the work was complete. This drift went undetected and unaddressed until it was exploited nearly five years later. The Accurics report also finds that:Kubernetes users who try to implement role-based access controls (RBAC) often fail to define roles at the proper granularity. This increases credential reuse and the chance of misuse – in fact, 35% of the organizations evaluated struggle with this problem.In Helm charts, 48% of problems came about through insecure defaults. Improper use of the default namespace – where system components run – was the most common mistake, which could give attackers access to the system components or secrets.Identity and Access Management defined through Infrastructure as code (IaC) in production environments was seen for the first time, and more than a third (35%) of the IAM drifts detected in this report originate in IaC. This indicates a rapid adoption of IAM as Code, which could lead to risk of misconfigured roles.Hardcoded secrets represent almost 10% of violations identified; 23% correspond to poorly configured managed services offerings.Of the organizations tested, 10% actually pay for advanced security capabilities that are never enabled.While the average time to fix infrastructure misconfigurations was about 25 days, the most critical portions of the infrastructure often take the most time to fix – for example, load-balancing services take an average of 149 days to remedy. Since all user-facing data flows through these resources, they should ideally be fixed the fastest, not the slowest. Protecting cloud infrastructure requires a fundamentally new approach that embeds security earlier in the development lifecycle and maintains a secure posture throughout. The cloud infrastructure must be continuously monitored in runtime for configuration changes and assessed for risk. In situations where configuration change introduces a risk, the cloud infrastructure must be redeployed based on the secure baseline; this will ensure that any risky changes made accidentally or maliciously are automatically overwritten. With new attacks emerging and ongoing risks continuing to plague organizations, cloud cyber resilience is now more important than ever, and configuration hygiene is critical. Download a copy of the Accurics Cloud Cyber Resilience Report at http://bit.ly/cloudcyber. About Accurics At Accurics™, we envision a world where organizations can innovate in the cloud with confidence. Our mission is to enable cyber resilience through self-healing as organizations embrace cloud native infrastructure. The Accurics platform self-heals cloud native infrastructure by codifying security throughout the development lifecycle. It programmatically detects and resolves risks across Infrastructure as Code before infrastructure is provisioned, and maintains the secure posture in runtime by programmatically mitigating risks from changes. Accurics enables organizations of all sizes to achieve cloud cyber resilience through free cloud-based and open source tools such as Terrascan™. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005038/en/ CONTACT: CONTOS DUNNE COMMUNICATIONS +1 408-776-1400 (o) Paula Dunne +1 408-893-8750 (m) [email protected] KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: DATA MANAGEMENT SECURITY TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE NETWORKS INTERNET SOURCE: Accurics Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/22/2021 08:59 AM/DISC: 02/22/2021 08:59 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005038/enCopyright Business Wire 2021. 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