Charter election includes proposed term increase for council

first_imgFacebook ReddIt National Night Out increases community safety Facebook Fort Worth’s cat population remains steady Tori Knoxhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tori-knox/ Tori Knox https://www.tcu360.com/author/tori-knox/ Linkedin ReddIt Twitter Teenage pregnancy rates remain high in Tarrant County + posts printFort Worth council members’ terms could be increased by residents in the charter election May 7.Currently, Fort Worth council members serve a two-year term after being elected into office. If Proposition 1 passes, the council members’ terms would increase to three years.The City Charter Review Task Force, whose recommendations also include increasing the number of council members and raising the salary of council members, recommended the proposed term increase.The task force compared Fort Worth with cities similar in population and style of government, said Mary Kayser, city secretary of Fort Worth.In the state of Texas, local government terms can range from two to four years, and Fort Worth’s city council has always stayed with two-year terms, Kayser said.The three-year terms would create more of an independent election cycle for council members, said Mattie Parker, chief of staff for the mayor and city council of Fort Worth.Under the current two-year terms new council members get seated on the council during the middle of the budget process which means they really only serve through one budget process, Kayser said.The budget process is a large part of what council members do, and with three-year terms council members would be a part of two budget processes, Parker said.The two-year term limits what council members can do, Kayser said.“There’s just not enough time to really complete some things that [council members] might have come forward onto the council wanting to do,” Kayser said.Parker said two years is too short because council members are always campaigning.“You want to encourage people to be focused on the topic and the issue at hand,” Parker said. “I think three years is a good compromise in many ways.”If Proposition 1 passes, the candidates who run in the May 2017 election will be running for a three-year term.The charter election will be held on May 7. Gang evolution does not match common perceptions Tori Knoxhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tori-knox/ Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Linkedin Tori Knoxhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tori-knox/ Twitter Previous articleStudents paint bacteria in cross campus learningNext articleFort Worth ISD honors teachers of the year Tori Knox RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Tori Knox Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store last_img read more

LAS FLORES STAKES QUOTES – SUNDAY, MARCH 5, 2017

first_imgJOCKEY QUOTES             MIKE PEGRAM, PART OWNER OF PRETTY N COOL, WINNER: “She ran nice and we really like the price (she got) too.”“If you look at her work pattern, she was ready to run today and Bobby is pretty good off the layoff.“She looked pretty good today. With this rain, this one was for the love of the game!” NOTES: The winning owners are Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman.center_img MARTIN GARCIA, PRETTY N COOL, WINNER: “She was ready today and I think this is her best distance, six furlongs. She has  a lot of natural speed.“She likes to with time in between races and does well when she gets it. It was a tough race today but she was pretty impressive. She came back strong.”TRAINER QUOTESlast_img

Sudafrikas Wetter und Klima

first_imgEin subtropischer Standort, vom Ozean von drei Seiten des Landes und der Hohe des inneren Plateaus gestaltet, sind fur warmen Temperaturen und Bedingungen von Sudafrika verantwortlich, die so typisch sind – und so beliebt bei auslandischen Besuchern.Sudafrika ist fur seinen Sonnenschein beruhmt. Es ist ein relativ trockenes Land mit einem durchschnittlichen jahrlichen Niederschlagsmenge von (mit einem Weltdurchschnitt von etwa 860 mm verglichen) etwa 464 mm. Wahrend das Westkap im Winter den meisten Regen abbekommt, ist der Rest des Landes im allgemeinen ein Sommer-Regen Gebiet.Gleichzeitig tendieren die Temperaturen in Sudafrika dazu, hauptsachlich aufgrund der hoheren Erhebung uber dem Meeresspiegel, niedriger zu sein als in anderen Landern auf ahnlichen Breitengraden – wie z.B. Australien.Auf dem inneren Plateau halt die Hohe – Johannesburg liegt bei 1.694 Metern – die durchschnittlichen Sommertemperaturen unterhalb 30°C. Im Winter konnen nachtliche Temperaturen aus demselben Grund bis zum Gefrierpunkt, an einigen Stellen sogar darunter, fallen.Sudafrikas Kustenregionen sind im Winter deshalb am warmsten. Es gibt jedoch einen erheblichen Kontrast zwischen den Temperaturen der ostlichen und westlichen Kusten den Landes, respektive aufgrund der warmen Agulhastrome und der kalten Benguelastrome, die and den Kustenlinien entlangschiessen.In der sudlichen Hemisphare sind unsere Jahreszeiten entgegengesetzt zu denen Europas und Nordamerikas; und ja, wir verbringen tatsachlich Weihnachten am Strand.SommerIn den meisten Teilen Sudafrikas ist der Sommer (Mitte Oktober bis Mitte Februar) von heißem, sonnigem Wetter mit haufigen Nachmittagsgewittern charakterisiert, die schnell aufklaren und einen warmen, erdigen, eindeutig afrikanischen Geruch in der Luft hinterlassen.Das Westkap bildet mit seinem Mittelmeerklima die Ausnahme, hier regnet es im Winter.HerbstDer Herbst (Mitte Februar bis April) bietet in Sudafrika auf eine Art das beste Wetter. Es fallt sehr wenig Regen im ganzen Land und es ist warm, aber nicht zu heiß, wobei es mit fortschreitender Jahreszeit kalter wird.In Kapstadt ist der Herbst mit heißen sonnigen Tagen und warmen, laue Nachten, die viele Leute in Cafes im Freien verbringen, phantastisch.WinterDer Winter in Sudafrika (Mai bis Juli) ist in den hoher gelegenen Bereiche des inneren Plateaus charakterisiert von Trockenheit, sonnigen frischen Tagen und kalten Nachten. Also ist es eine gute Idee, warme Kleidung mitzubringen.Sowohl die heiße, schwule KwaZulu Kuste, wie auch das Lowveld (tiefer liegende Gebiete) der Mpumalanga und Limpopo Provinzen, bieten phantastisches Winterwetter mit sonnigen, leicht warmeren Tagen und praktisch ohne Wind oder Regen.Das Westkap bekommt im Winter den meisten Regen mit ziemlich viele Tagen des bedeckten, regnerischen Wetters ab. Jedoch wird diese Zeite immer wieder von wunderbaren Tagen unterbrochen, die sich mit den Besten eines britischen Sommers messen konnen.In den hohen Bergen des Kaps und auf dem Drakensberg in KwaZulu Natal schneit es im Winter normalerweise.FruhlingNirgends in Sudafrika ist der Fruhling (August bis Mitte Oktober) spektakularer als in den Provinzen des Kaps. Hier ist der graue Winter vergessen, wenn tausend kleine, sonst unscheinbare Pflanzen die Ebenen mit einem schillernden Blumenteppich bedecken.Viele Sudafrikaner begeben sich auf eine alljahliche Wallfahrt, um die Blumen vom Namaqualand am West- und Nordkap zu sehen.Wann ist die beste Jahreszeit zum Reisen?Es kommt darauf an, was Sie tun mochten. Die Blumen sind offensichtlich am schonsten im August und im September. Die beste Zeit zur Wildbeobachtung ist im spaten Fruhjahr (September und Oktober). Die richtigen Wale aus dem Suden treiben von Mitte Juni bis Ende Oktober an unsere Kusten herum.Tauchen tut man in weiten Teilen des Landes am besten jenseits der Sommermonage (d.h. von April bis Ende September) und das gleiche gilt fur das Surfen – aber das beschrankt diese beiden Aktivitaten bestimmt nicht auf jene Zeiten.Flussrafting ist besser am Kap gegen Ende des Winters und in KwaZulu Natal in der Hohe des Sommers (Spatnovember bis Mitte Februar). In Mpumalanga und Limpopo ist es weniger jahreszeitabhangig.Die “Schulter”-Jahreszeiten – Fruhjahr und Herbst – sind am besten geeignet fur Wandern, weil der Sommer in großen Teilen des Landes heiß sein kann. Am Drakensberg sind Sommergewitter gefahrlich, wahrend es im Winter gute Chancen auf Schnee gibt. Am Kap sind die Winter nass und das Wandern somit gelegentlich knallhart.Fur den Fall, dass Sie Vogelliebhaber sind: die palaoarktischen Zugvogel kommen um den November herum und die innerafrikanischen Zugvogel normalerweise bis Mitte Oktober an.Wenn Sie naturlich lieber an den Stranden herumfaulenzen wollen, ist der Hochsommer die beste Zeit – obwohl dann auch alle anderen dort sind. Und – großer Bonus – die Strande von NordkwaZulu Natal sind sogar Mitte Winter warm und sonnig.SAinfo reporter, mit Material von South African Tourismlast_img read more

World Cup trust fund to be launched

first_img27 September 2010A trust fund is to be formed to oversee the money that Fifa gives to South Africa following its successful hosting of the first Fifa World Cup on African soil, to ensure that the money goes towards football development in the country.Addressing a media briefing in Johannesburg on Thursday following a 2010 Local Organising Committee board meeting, Fifa secretary-general Jerome Valcke said the fund would be jointly managed by Fifa and the South African Football Association (Safa).“This will be a perfect opportunity for Safa to bring other investors on board for the future who will also contribute to this trust,” Valcke said, adding that he could not yet divulge the size of the fund.Local Organising Committee CEO Danny Jordaan declared his support for the trust fund, saying that South Africa would continue to benefit from hosting the Fifa World Cup for a long time to come.“The people who came to South Africa had a great experience, and I’m told that up to 93 percent of them said they will definitely come back to the country to visit.”Jordaan said plans were afoot to ensure that the stadiums constructed for World Cup were used extensively in the coming decades. “We are in a position where we can make bids for other major international events, and we will do so.“Durban is already talking about bidding for the Olympics, and they have the infrastructure already,” Jordaan said. “All they need to do is to make a few adjustments to meet such requirements.“After the World Cup, Soccer City hosted one of the biggest rugby matches in this country, and the same applies to other stadiums. These will continue to be national assets.”Valcke said the resounding success of the 2010 Fifa World Cup had set a new benchmark against which future global showpieces would be judged.BuaNewslast_img read more

I-League clubs agree to concurrent running of 2 leagues: AIFF

first_imgNew Delhi, Jun 29 (PTI) The All India Football Federation today said the I-League clubs have agreed to the concurrent running of two leagues this season, a development which will set to rest the uncertainty prevalent in the domestic circuit at least for this year. The development came after Asian Football Confederation gave official recognition to the cash-rich Indian Super League yesterday by granting the next ISL champion an AFC Cup play- off slot. The winner of the I-league will still participate in the AFC Champions League qualifiers. The two leagues — the I- League and ISL — will run concurrently this season. “Representatives of the I-League clubs met with AIFF officials to discuss the way forward for the I-League for the 2017-18 season till the roadmap for Indian football in the medium and long term is finalised with assistance and guidance from the AFC,” the AIFF said in a statement. “The clubs agreed to the concurrent running of ISL and I-League for 2017-18 but stated that the I-League must be broadcast on Star Sports platform with good quality production and proper marketing and promotion and scheduling of matches. They also recommended that a task force with the I-League clubs be set up to review the I-League on a regular basis,” it added. “They also stated that the travel subsidy needs to be increased and that AIFF should also allocate a budget for the promotion of the I-League for 2017-18 season.” The clubs also sought permission to register eight foreign players, out of which two should be of Asian origin. They also want a maximum of five foreign players to be on the field, out of which one should be a player of Asian origin. AIFF vice-president and League Committee Chairman Subrata Dutta, who chaired the meeting, said all the recommendations of the I-League clubs will be placed before the League Committee whose meeting is scheduled on July 5. The final decision of the Committee will be communicated to the clubs. The meeting was also attended by AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das and I-League CEO Sunando Dhar. Meanwhile, the AFC has sent a communication to AIFF expressing happiness that the AIFF Executive Committee has approved the project to determine the medium and long-term road map for top Indian club football. A draft project plan will be sent by AFC soon in this regard. However, the AFC Secretariat is prepared to accept the concurrent running of the ISL and I league for the season 2017-18 as a temporary short-term “bridging” solution. The special dispensation has been reviewed and agreed by the FIFA. Das thanked the AFC for their guidance and support. “The growth of Indian football is our primary objective and we will take every step necessary to ensure positive results. We look forward to working with AFC and other stakeholders to determine the most suitable medium to long- term road map for Indian football,” he said. PTI PDS SSC SSCadvertisementlast_img read more

In The Spotlight – Nathan Jones

first_imgIn the twenty-seventh edition of In The Spotlight, Australian Men’s Open captain, Nathan Jones, speaks about what it means to him to be playing for Australia at the 2011 World Cup, and the biggest influences on his Touch Football career. Name: Nathan JonesNickname: JonesyAge: 30Affiliate: Lismore/DodgersOccupation: AccountantPosition: MiddleDebut for Australia: 2005 All Nations Tournament (Australian Mixed Open)Career highlights so far: 2010 Trans Tasman Series, 2009 National Touch League and 2004 New South Wales State Cup.How you got involved in Touch Football: My parents took me down to the local comp in Ballina. Favourite player: Ryan Pollock.What does it mean to you to be representing Australia at the 2011 World Cup: It means a lot, you can’t beat playing for Australia at a World Cup.Biggest influence on your Touch Football career: Mook Harrington and my family who have always supported me.Favourite sporting moment: Queensland State of Origin wins.What do you know about Scotland: It’s known for its whisky.Any superstitions: NoneFunniest Australian teammate: Stevie Roberts Favourite quote: ‘Grip it and rip it’ RP3 special!Any travel plans for after World Cup: A few days touring Scotland then some sightseeing around Europe.Stay tuned to the website for the upcoming editions of In The Spotlight, which will feature every Open’s player travelling to the World Cup. With only a month to go until the 2011 Federation of International Touch World Cup, be sure to be regularly visiting the Touch Football Australia website to keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information. Don’t forget to become a fan of Touch Football Australia on Facebook and Twitter in the lead up to the 2011 World Cup to find out all you need to know about Australia’s World Cup campaign:http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Touch-Football-Australia/384949403384 www.twitter.com/touchfootyauslast_img read more

Touch Football community recognised in Australia Day honours

first_imgSeveral members of the Touch Football community were recognised in Australia Day ceremonies across the country yesterday.Australian Men’s Open representative, Daniel Withers was named Rockhampton’s Sportsperson of the Year, in a year which included his second World Cup title. Referee Beau Newell was also recognised, as Official of the Year at the Parkes Shire Australia Day Awards. You can read more from the Parkes Champion Post here – http://bit.ly/1lPLolk. The Mudgee Mudcrabs were recognised for their 2015 New South Wales State Cup performance, receiving a Sports Award. You can read more in the Mudgee Guardian story here – http://bit.ly/1PzTs1o.  Peter Shefford was also recognised, named Sports Administrator of the Year at the Townsville Australia Day awards. You can read more in the Townsville Bulletin here – http://bit.ly/1OUBVlb. Hills Hornets President, Brad Mitchell capped off a brilliant year for the affiliate, named the Hills Shire Citizen of the Year for Sporting Achievements. Referee Michael Littlefield was also recognised in the Burdekin Shire Council Australia Day Awards, being named Senior Sportsperson of the Year. Gladstone Touch Association Secretary, Chelsea Baker was named Senior Sportsperson of the Year at the Gladstone Regional Council’s Australia Day Awards. Kelsey French was also recognised, named the Upper Hunter Shire Young Sports Star of the Year for the Aberdeen area. TFA Indigenous All Stars ambassador, Joe Williams was also named Wagga Wagga’s Citizen of the Year. Touch Football Australia wishes to congratulate everyone who received awards at yesterday’s Australia Day ceremonies across the country. Do you know someone in your local community who received an Australia Day award? We’d love to hear about it. Send us an email – [email protected] Related LinksAustralia Daylast_img read more

10 months agoMan Utd legend Neville: Pogba danced on Mourinho’s grave

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Man Utd legend Neville: Pogba danced on Mourinho’s graveby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United legend Gary Neville says Paul Pogba was “dancing on the grave” of Jose Mourinho yesterday.Pogba posted to his social media channels a photo of himself smirking shortly after the announcement of Mourinho’s departure from Old Trafford.Adidas claimed the promotional post was booked in advance, but Neville isn’t buying their excuse.”Manchester United are a better team with Paul Pogba in it,” Neville told Sky Sports.”That’s the first thing to say – he has huge talent, I actually have belief in him as a player. I actually liked him when he was at the club as a player as a kid, it’s not a personal thing.”Paul Pogba, there is no doubt, has fallen out with the manager. He doesn’t believe in him, he doesn’t like him, he doesn’t think he’s a good coach probably, and vice-versa.”Jose Mourinho doesn’t think Paul Pogba is as good a player as he thinks he is. There’s been a complete breakdown in the last six months between the pair of them, probably [over the last] year.”I do believe that dancing on the grave of the manager who has just been sacked is out of order.”Jose Mourinho lost his job and Paul Pogba and his people put that Instagram post out – don’t fall for this coincidence scheduled tweet nonsense, it’s garbage, absolute garbage.” last_img read more

a month agoREVEALED: Valencia made offer to Mourinho

first_imgREVEALED: Valencia made offer to Mourinhoby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho was approached by Valencia earlier this month.Before the appointment of Albert Celades – after the sacking of Marcelino – Mourinho is being discussed inside the club’s boardroom.Superdeporte says VCF owner Peter Lim would have made an attempt for Mourinho. Before formalising the dismissal of Marcelino on September 11, Lim put in a call to the ex-Real Madrid coach. But no agreement was found, despite the good relations between the two. The Valencians were also interested in Leonardo Jardim, a former VCF coach, who is in trouble at AS Monaco. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

19 days agoChelsea boss Lampard tells Pulisic to fight for place

first_imgChelsea boss Lampard tells Pulisic to fight for placeby Paul Vegas19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Frank Lampard has told Christian Pulisic to fight for his place.Some in the USA have accused the Chelsea boss of favouritism because he is picking young English players ahead of the big-money signing from Pennsylvania.But Lampard said: “This is one of my difficult problems in this job, that I have good players and everyone has a story.“Christian Pulisic has a price-tag, Ross Barkley is an international player, Mason Mount is an international player.“Callum Hudson-Odoi has just signed a new contract, Bayern Munich wanted to buy him last summer, he is an international player.“Ruben Loftus-Cheek will come back and be an international player — and I can’t pick them all in the game, unfortunately.“All I have to demand of them is that they show me in training or show me in the game when they get the chances to play that they are worthy of their place.“That’s not to make me sound like a hard taskmaster, that’s just a brutal reality of my job. Next week I might be asked about two other names.”Lampard gave the USA international a chance against Grimsby in the Carabao Cup — and the implication is that he did not take it.Boss Lamps said: “I spoke to him two days before the Grimsby game and was very clear about the standards.“And we have to give him the fact he has moved country, moved leagues and is as young as all the young players we keep talking about. He has just turned 21.“What he needs to do is work daily and work to show within the group that he deserves to play.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more