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Study: Residing near a casino pays off

first_img“This study has shown that tribal gaming in California has improved social and economic outcomes on tribal lands and in surrounding areas,” researchers wrote in the report. “Benefits include significant increases in incomes and educational attainment and reductions in poverty, especially in the poorest regions of the state.” The researchers also said that Indian casinos increased employment and reduced dependence on welfare on reservations and surrounding areas. Many reservations are in poorer regions of the state that need economic development, according to the report. UC Riverside’s Center for California Native Nations released the latest piece of its statewide study Tuesday, a year and a half after offering its first detailed look at the effects of tribal gambling in California. The center is studying the social and economic effects by reviewing census data, state reports and other sources of information. The report looks primarily at the impact of gambling between 1990 and 2000, a decade when a number of California tribes ran gambling operations without the state-tribal gambling agreements required under federal law. Voters in 2000 approved Las Vegas-style gambling on Indian casinos, and the growth since then has been dramatic. There were 39 Indian casinos and 20,684 Las Vegas-style slot machines in California in 2000; there were 55 casinos and 58,721 slot machines by 2005, according to the report. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Michelle Dearmond THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE Families living near California Indian casinos enjoyed a greater rise in income than people residing far from gambling reservations, according to a study released Tuesday. The UC Riverside analysis of 1990 and 2000 census data found income levels for families living within 10 miles of reservations with Indian casinos rose 55 percent in that decade. The median income for families not living within 10 miles of a gambling reservation rose 33 percent during that period. last_img read more

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Career Guidance with Rory White: Making sense of the CAO

first_imgCareer Guidance Counsellor Rory White begins his new column series on Donegal Daily this week, where he will be providing advice on college courses, career changes and further education. Rory has been a Guidance Counsellor at Finn Valley College for the past 10 years and is a member of the Donegal Branch of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors. Applying for college or changing careers is one of the most important and exciting decisions someone can make, and Rory will be here to offer advice and top tips on the many options that are available. First, we’ll start with CAO, what is it, how do you apply, and what are the key dates to remember:by Rory WhiteThere is a huge amount of information involved when it comes to thinking about moving into further or higher education and training.The changing nature of life and the workplace means that the employment and education landscape is now a constantly evolving space.  The myriad of different options available to you means that there really is something for everyone. School Guidance Counsellors are an invaluable source here for students when it comes to exploring all these options.Over the course of the next few months I hope to shed light on some of the key areas that should be considered when thinking about and finding a course and career path that suits you. Applying to college.In the Republic of Ireland the system used to apply to Higher education courses is the Central Applications Office, more commonly known as CAO. The CAO handles all the applications for the Universities and Colleges in the country (See below). CAO applications for September 2020 entry opened up this week. The National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) is the system used to describe the levels of education available in Ireland.  It ranges from Level 1 which signifies initial basic learning, through the Junior Certificate at Level 3, the Leaving Certificate at Level 4/5 right up to a Level 10 PHD.Higher education courses that can be applied to through CAO are ranked on the NFQ at-Level 6 – Higher Certificate (2 years)Level 7 – Ordinary Degree (3 years) Level 8 – Honours Degree (Usually 4 years, sometimes 3)All applications are made online at www.cao.ie. Applications cost €30 when made before January 20th 2020. (€45 before the February 1st deadline, €60 for late applications up until May 1st).  While your course choices do not need to be finalised at this time, it is important to note that courses marked as Restricted in the CAO handbook must be applied for by February 1st. A change of mind option opens in early May with the absolute deadline for your final choices then by July 1st 2020. Students can insert up to 20 course choices on their application – 10 on a Level 6&7 list and another 10 on a Level 8 list.  Students should always list their choices IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE. CAO will always offer the topmost choice that a student has gained entry onto. Therefore, if you decide that you actually prefer your 3rd choice more than your top one you will not be offered it.Top TipsA couple of tips I would recommend would be to back up a Level 8 choice with a corresponding choice in the Level 6/7 section. That way, if you do not gain entry into the Level 8, you have the fallback of the Level 6/7 choice which will, more often than not, lead onto the Level 8 anyway. I would also advise students when applying that, even if you feel your preference at this moment in time is to study away from home, you should also include a course closer to home as this is something that students often change their minds about. There is a useful demo facility on the CAO website where students can fill out a sample form online to become familiar with the process.  There are also a couple of handy videos-http://www.cao.ie/index.php?page=demohttp://www.cao.ie/index.php?page=video&bb=parentsGaining entry onto coursesEveryone knows about the ‘Points Race’ for college and you should be aware that points can either go up or down from the previous year.  A new grading and points system was introduced in 2017 that some people may not yet be aware of. (See table below) Students calculate their points from their TOP SIX results only.  A bonus 25 points are awarded for students achieving a H6 or above in Higher Level Maths while the grades achieved for students studying link modules are also different.As well as needing points for entry many students often forget that there are also Minimum entry requirements that are needed to secure a place on a course. Standard entry requirements for most Level 6/7 courses are- Minimum of five O6/H7 to include F2/O6/H7 in Maths and O6/H7 in English or IrishStandard entry requirements for most Level 8 courses are- Minimum of six O6/H7 to include O6/H7 in Maths and O6/H7 in English or Irish and a minimum of two H5 grades. However, there are many exceptions to these rules.  Many courses in the universities also require a ‘3rd language’, meaning Spanish, French, German or other. Some specific courses may also require grades in certain subjects, or a combination of subjects. (For example, a H4 in Gaelige is needed for Primary Teaching and Higher Maths for some Engineering degrees). There are simply too many variations of entry requirements to list off here so applicants should check these out with the relevant institution.Finally, students who will be applying to SUSI for a grant, to HEAR or DARE, mature students or those who have an exemption should all tick the relevant boxes or fill out the additional section on their CAO applications at this stage. Career Guidance with Rory White: Making sense of the CAO was last modified: November 9th, 2019 by Rory WhiteShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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West Ham v Chelsea line-ups: Oscar back, Zouma continues, Hammers duo out

first_imgOscar is recalled to the Chelsea starting line-up for the derby at West Ham, where Willian is among the substitutes. Kurt Zouma continues in midfield for the Blues, who are without the suspended Nemanja Matic and the injured John Mikel Obi. Thibaut Courtois returns in goal.The Hammers’ former Chelsea striker Carlton Cole is out with a hamstring problem and Morgan Amalfitano is still suspended.West Ham: Adrian, Jenkinson, Tomkins, Reid, Cresswell, Noble, Kouyate, Nolan, Downing, Valencia, Sakho. Subs: Jaaskelainen, Demel, O’Brien, Collins, Song, Jarvis, Nene. Chelsea: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Ramires, Zouma, Fabregas, Oscar, Hazard, Costa. Subs: Cech, Luis, Willian, Cuadrado, Loftus-Cheek, Drogba, Remy . Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – November 16, 2011

first_img SharePrint Related”Souvenirs” A Geocaching.com Lost & Found VideoNovember 2, 2010In “Community”Geocaching.com Refer a Friend Challenge – 2012June 27, 2012In “Community”Become Trackable on Geocaching.com – Tattoos to Travel BugsSeptember 13, 2011In “Community” Geocaching.com APIThree little letters: an A, a P and an I are helping to expand your geocaching adventure. An API (application programming interface) is kind of like the genetic code that runs Geocaching.com. Select partners are using our new public API to bring Geocaching.com to you on new platforms and allow you to use Geocaching.com in creative ways.Do you want to geocache using your BlackBerry? Check out: CacheSense. Interested in validating solutions for geocaching puzzles? Certitude is for you. The desktop application GSAK even offers an all-in-one geocaching management tool.Check out http://www.geocaching.com/live/ for the latest on the growing list of Geocaching.com API partners.We currently have over 100 independent developers testing applications and services using the API. These services and more will be made available to you in the coming year.New Geocaching.com FeatureThere were a lot of exciting updates in last week’s Geocaching.com release, but perhaps none was more anticipated than the change to Mystery and Multi-Cache pages. Puzzle lovers will be pleased to see that they can now change the initial coordinates on a Mystery or Multi-Cache page to the coordinates for the next stage or final location of the cache.To use this feature, click on the pencil icon next to the coordinates, paste the new coordinates into the field and click ‘submit.’ Don’t worry about spoiling the cache for others. The new coordinates will only be visible to you.When you download the GPX file from the cache page, your new coordinates will be included. Pocket Queries will add this functionality in an upcoming release. For more information, click here.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

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Case files missing: HC grants bail to Adivasi man

first_imgThe Chhattisgarh High Court has expressed shock at the plight of an Adivasi man, who was forced to languish in jail for two and half years as the case files went missing. Taking note of the “exceptional circumstances”, the High Court granted bail to 62-year-old Raju, who was arrested on September 19, 2016.In his plea, Raju claimed that he was not the ‘Raju’ against whom a permanent warrant of arrest is in force since 2007. His counsel contended that he was arrested in a case of mistaken identity as the ‘Raju’ against whom a case was registered is the son of Vuddy Mourya whereas his father name is Pugdu.“We are also shocked to see that even though the present appellant (Raju) was arrested way back on September 19, 2016, since then only records are being traced,” the High Court remarked.However, after the High Court took cognisance of his bail plea, the files resurfaced.Murder caseIt revealed that a criminal case was registered against one Raju, son of Vuddy Mourya, along with several others who are alleged to be members of a naxalite organisation. They allegedly went to the house of one Asha Devi on March 9, 2007, and killed her.A trial was conducted against those who were arrested. Subsequently, the trial court acquitted 16 accused in the case. Meanwhile, one of the accused, Raju, remained absconding.During the hearing before the High Court, the State counsel argued that he was arrested about 11 years after the crime took place and as far as the identity part was concerned, it was a matter of consideration during trial.The High Court, while granting bail to Raju, ordered him to appear before the trial court as and when directed. It further directed that all the case document be sent to the NIA Court at Jagdalpur so that the trial against him may be conducted and completed at the earliest.last_img read more

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Krittika Biswas case: Congressman writes to Hillary Clinton

first_imgEven as the US state department reiterated that Indian diplomat Debashish Biswas’s daughter Krittika, who recently sued New York City for illegally detaining her, did not enjoy diplomatic immunity, voices are being raised in the United States over the controversy involving the teenaged Indian schoolgirl.Leading Congressman Gary Ackerman has written a letter to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the Krittika issue. The letter comes ahead of Clinton’s visit to India on July 19.Ackerman’s letter might be the impetus needed to get Clinton sort out the issue before she reaches India. Krittika’s lawyer Ravi Batra had also earlier written to Clinton seeking her intervention. He had said that he was under pressure to withdraw the case.In his letter to Clinton, Ackerman writes: “I hope that somebody can take the time to remedy…. this injustice that has befallen this young girl and her fine diplomat family.”On the other side, US state department spokesman Mark Toner on Tuesday reiterated that Krittika had been allowed to contact her parents during the night she was detained and was released the next day.”As I’ve said before, as a family member of a consular officer at the Indian consulate in New York, she did not enjoy immunity from arrest from criminal or civil jurisdiction under international law. Certainly though, we value our partnership with India and we attach great importance to the presence of all Indian diplomatic and consular representatives in the United States. And we sympathise with Ms Biswas and her family,” Toner said in his latest clarification.advertisement”I think she was allowed to call her family and her father, who was the consul general, I believe. She was allowed to contact them,” he added.Krittika, whose father was the vice counsel at the Indian consulate in Manhattan, had been jailed by the New York Police Department for “cyber bullying”, a crime she had not committed, on February 8. She later sued the New York City authorities for $1.5 million.The teen had claimed that she had been ill-treated in prison after being arrested on charge of sending obscene emails to her teachers at Queens High School. She had alleged that she was not allowed to use the bathroom for a long-time when she was in custody.For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

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Klay Thompson adds meditation to his mental preparation

first_img‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP LATEST STORIES Thompson heads into Game 1 at Toronto on Thursday night averaging 19.1 points these playoffs, having scored 22.6 points per game in the five contests without Durant.Mental preparation off the court is a major reason Thompson no longer lets things fester or bring him down, such as a tough loss or bad outing. He has said that earlier in his career it was hard to let go after games.Now, he instead shrugs off a poor shooting performance with the simple notion of, “That’s the way the basketball gods can be.” Then, it’s back to work.Left off the All-NBA team? “Oh, I didn’t?” he replied when told he hadn’t made the cut.Thompson did allow himself a little eye roll in disbelief, before adding: “It is what it is. I can’t control it. Do I think there’s that many guards better than me in the league? No, but that’s the reason why we’re still playing. So, I don’t even want to get into it, honestly.”ADVERTISEMENT Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson hugs forward Jonas Jerebko at the end of Game 4 of the NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference finals against the Portland Trail Blazers Monday, May 20, 2019, in Portland, Ore. The Warriors won 119-117 in overtime. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)OAKLAND, California— Klay Thompson craved a little calm.The Golden State guard needed something more to balance out his basketball routine, so he added meditation to help him get centered before games and better deal with the pressures of NBA life. Flip on some classical music or nature sounds and he’s ready to relax his mind.ADVERTISEMENT Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too What’s it like to play Rafael Nadal at French Open? ‘Rough’ It takes consistent practice, just like that pretty jumper.“I try to go 30 minutes,” said Thompson, who is joined for some sessions by bulldog bestie, Rocco. “It’s hard. It’s very hard. An hour would be nice, but you’ve got to work up to that.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThompson is in a good place right now, going to a fifth straight NBA Finals and chasing a three-peat with the Golden State Warriors.Two-time reigning Finals MVP Kevin Durant sat out injured for the entire Western Conference finals, leaving Thompson and Splash Brother Stephen Curry to take on an even greater load on both ends. The more media shy, under-the-radar of Golden State’s sensational backcourt — Curry is a two-time MVP — a slumping Thompson once held his hand up near his face and uttered “I missed you” when he finally got on a roll again at Portland on Dec. 29.He credits meditation in part for how far he has come in handling everything as he wraps up his eighth NBA season.Thompson added meditation and visualization into his routine the last couple of years. This is the typically stoic guard who plunged into the Pacific Ocean in Southern California before Game 4 of the first round against the Clippers following a performance that wasn’t up to his “standards.” He went out and scored 32 after that with six 3-pointers, hitting his first seven shots.“The mind’s so powerful. Just try to train the mind to deal with adversity in situations that are unpleasant but make you better in the long run, that’s what I try to do,” Thompson said when asked how he got involved meditation. “Just a lot of reading on the internet and learning from coach (Steve) Kerr. Learned from Tony Robbins, too. It was cool talking to him last year. He had a great outlook on things. Just from veteran players. David West taught me a lot about that side of the game, the mental part.”Teammate Shaun Livingston can picture Thompson in a moment of complete serenity and peace — “100 percent, nothing would surprise me.”Dr. Michael Gervais, a high-performance psychologist who has worked closely with the Seattle Seahawks, NBA players, USA Volleyball and other Olympic athletes, applauds Thompson taking up meditation on his own.“So often we hold up world-leading athletes on a pedestal for their physical abilities, missing the deeper and extraordinary commitment they make toward pursuing their potential,” Gervais said. “There are only three things we can train as humans: our craft, our bodies, and our mind. World-class athletes don’t leave any of those up to chance — why should the rest of us?”When he had a couple of days off after the Warriors wrapped up the Western Conference finals, Thompson noted, “I wish it was sunny” before adding, “A little overcast, but it’s all good.”Sure is.Thompson found out in April he will have his college jersey retired by Washington State, too. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue “Klay is always someone who everybody sort of marvels at his life, the simplicity of his life. He just needs a basketball and his dog, and that’s it. And we all laugh about it,” Kerr said. “But Klay is a lot deeper than people realize, so it doesn’t surprise me that he’s meditating and he’s found ways to calm himself before games and keep himself going during the season.”The 29-year-old Thompson takes time the night before a game to think ahead. It doesn’t matter if he’s in the driveway or hanging out in his backyard with beloved Rocco — “just random,” he said.Sometimes he envisions each shot from a given spot on the floor that could present itself over the course of a game.“Andre Iguodala told me that Tiger Woods visualizes every single shot he shoots on 18 holes on the golf course, so if he can do that, that’s incredible,” Thompson said. “That’s so many golf swings. I try to do the same approach to basketball. I just try to visualize, get in my spots, what my opponent is going to do. Yeah, so when you come to the game, you’ve kind of seen it before.”He might go with some Mozart or Beethoven.“Try to put on classical Pandora or some nature sounds. Can’t listen to rap or hip-hop when I do it because then I just get distracted. Something pleasant in the background, it’s nice,” Thompson explained. “It’s a challenge. It’s much harder than working out. Especially for me, I’ve got like my mind racing. So it’s a good practice for me.”Kerr considers Thompson one of the most down-to-earth NBA superstars.“He’s a dream to coach. He’s zero maintenance,” Kerr said. “But he’ll surprise you with his depth. You may not think there’s a whole lot there, but there’s plenty there, he just sort of doesn’t let you in on it very often.”Thompson knows it’s not a perfect science to get his shot back on track after a poor outing. The meditation provides a focus.“I still will have bad days once in a while, but that’s just being human,” Thompson said. “It’s something I’ve incorporated in my routine for at least the past season, especially when I was going through that shooting slump. That really helped me. It’s just nice to manifest things. Kind of like speak into existence, just kind of think it into existence.”center_img Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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