TCU 360 style book

first_imgFacebook Behind the runway: One TCU student’s experiences at Fashion Week TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ ReddIt + posts Twitter TCU 360 is an official, student-produced product of the School of Journalism at Texas Christian University. printThis is the style book for TCU 360, Image and The Skiff. It provides style rules for TCU- and Fort Worth-specific titles, phrases and more. Items are in alphabetical order. Scroll or use Find to search for your topic (CMD + F on Mac, CTRL + F on Windows). Abe Martin Academic Enhancement Centerthe enhancement center on second reference. Usually pairs with the Dutch Meyer Athletic Complex. See also: Dutch Meyer Athletic Complexacademic entitiesCapitalize school and college when they are parts of proper namesActivities & Organizations Fairthe organizations fair on second referenceAddRan College of Liberal ArtsAddRan College on second reference. Formerly the AddRan College of Humanities and Social Sciences.admission officeNo “s”See also: Office of AdmissionAlcohol & Drug Education centerthe ADE center on second referenceAmazing VietnamNo surrounding quotesAmon G. Carter Stadiumthe stadium on second reference. The playing field is called the W.A. “Monty and Tex” Moncrief Field.Athletics Departmentathletics directorDo not capitalize before a nameAT&T StadiumFormerly known as Cowboys StadiumBailey BuildingBard on the RocksTCU Theatre performance of a scene from “MacBeth” at Froghenge every year on Halloween night. First performed in 2005.See also: FroghengeBass BuildingAcceptable on all references for the Annie Richardson Bass BuildingBass Performance HallBass Hall on second referenceBayard H. Friedman Tennis CenterSee also: Friedman Tennis CenterBeasley HallAcceptable on all references for the Theodore Prentis Beasley HallBeasley HouseGraduate housing for Brite Divinity SchoolBeckham-Shelburne HallHouses Kappa Alpha Theta, Delta Gamma, Chi Omega and Pi Beta Phi sororitiesBig 12 Conferencethe Big 12 or the conference on second reference. Current members are Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State (K-State acceptable on second reference), Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas Tech, University of Texas at Austin and West Virginia University. TCU joined July 1, 2012.Black Alumni Alliancethe alliance on second referenceBoard of Trusteesthe board on second reference. TCU’s governing body. One scheduled meeting per semester.Bob Schieffer College of Communicationthe College of Communication on second reference. Contains the departments of Communication Studies and Film-TV-Digital Media and the schools of Journalism and Strategic Communication.Brachman HallDemolished 2015Brite Divinity Schoolthe divinity school on second referenceBrown-Lupton Health Centerthe health center on second referenceBrown-Lupton University Unionthe BLUU on second referenceBrown-Lupton University Union Auditoriumthe BLUU Auditorium on second referenceBuffalo BrosCafe BrazilCampus CashAn option included in TCU dining plans that allows students to use their TCU IDs to pay for meals at on-campus restaurantsCampus Commonsthe Commons on second referenceCampus LifeCarr ChapelAcceptable on all references for the Robert Carr ChapelCarter HallAcceptable on all references for Amon G. Carter HallCenter for Career and Professional Developmentthe career center on second referenceCenter for Instructional Servicesthe CIS on second referenceCenter for International StudiesOversees the university’s study abroad programsCenter for WritingSee also: Writing CenterchancellorSee also: Victor J. Boschini Jr.Chancellor’s Assemblythe assembly on second reference. Part of Frogs First.Chancellor’s Leadership Programthe CLP on second referencechancellors, presidentsLeaders of TCU were called presidents until 1959, when the Board of Trustees changed M. E. Sadler’s title from president to chancellor. The duties of president and chancellor were separate until Sadler’s retirement in 1965. The title of chancellor has applied to all leaders of TCU since Sadler. A complete list of TCU’s chief administrators can be found at www.chancellor.tcu.edu/history.asp.chargesAvoid predictions such as charges will be filed. The kindred charges are pending should not be used unless attributed to someone. Best: No charges have been filed. As a matter of policy, wait until the district attorney has accepted charges against a suspect before reporting that the suspect has been charged.Chords for KidsChristmas Tree Lightingthe tree lighting on second referencecitiesFor cities in Texas, you don’t have to put Texas, unless the city may be confused with somewhere else (like Paris, Texas). Common cities in Tarrant County are Arlington, Azle (which is partly in Parker County), Bedford, Benbrook, Burleson (which is partly in Johnson County), Colleyville, Euless, Forest Hill, Fort Worth, Grapevine (which is partly in Dallas and Denton Counties), Haltom City, Hurst, Keller, Lake Worth, Mansfield (which is partly in Ellis and Johnson Counties), North Richland Hills, Richland Hills, Saginaw, Southlake (which is partly in Denton County) and White Settlement.Common cities in Texas are Abilene, Amarillo, Austin, Corpus Christi, El Paso, Dallas, Galveston, Grand Prairie, Houston, Irving, Lubbock, Mesquite, Midland, Odessa, Plano, Roanoke, San Angelo, San Antonio, Waco and Wichita Falls.Clark Brothers Statuethe statue on second referenceClark HallcoachesDo not capitalize before a name. Do not say football head coach. It is head football coach. The same applies to all other sports, as well as other coaching positions besides head coach. If in doubt, ask the associate editor, the sports editor or the editor-in-chief.Colby HallCollege of EducationCollege of Fine ArtsContains the Schools of Art, Music and Classical & Contemporary Dance, and the Departments of Graphic Design, Interior Design and Fashion Merchandising and Theatre.College of Science & EngineeringIncludes the School of Geology, Energy and the Environment (SGEE is acceptable on second reference).colleges and universitiesAll colleges and universities should be identified by full name on first reference, except for certain Texas schools, or unless a sports story is on the front page (follow AP style). On second reference, college or university can be left out of the title. Abbreviations are not acceptable on second reference unless otherwise noted. Follow second reference guidelines for tabular material (headlines, info boxes, etc.) unless otherwise noted. If in doubt, ask an editor. Texas colleges and universities of importance include:Angelo State University — ASU on second reference. Part of the Texas Tech University system.Baylor University — Baylor on first referenceHardin-Simmons UniversityMidwestern State UniversityPrairie View A&M University — Part of the Texas A&M University systemRice UniversityStephen F. Austin State University — SFA on second referenceSouthern Methodist University — SMU on all referencesTarleton State University — Part of the Texas A&M University systemTarrant County College — TCC on second reference. Note: Identify which campus.Texas A&M University — Texas A&M on first reference. A&M on second reference. Note: Use of Texas A&M without a town means College Station. If meaning another campus (Galveston, Commerce, Corpus Christi, Kingsville, Texarkana), mention that in the story.Texas State University — TSU in tabular materialTexas Tech UniversityTexas Wesleyan University — Do not use TWU in any referenceTexas Woman’s University — Do not use TWU in any referenceTrinity UniversityUniversity of DallasUniversity of HoustonUniversity of North Texas — UNT on second referenceUniversity of Texas at Arlington — UTA on second referenceUniversity of Texas at Austin — UT on second referenceUniversity of Texas at Brownsville — UT-Brownsville on second referenceUniversity of Texas at Dallas — UTD on second referenceUniversity of Texas at El Paso — UTEP on second referenceUniversity of Texas-Pan American — UTPA on second referenceUniversity of Texas at San Antonio — UTSA on second referenceUniversity of Texas at Tyler — UT-Tyler on second referencecommencementSpring Commencement, Fall Commencement. Use commencement on second reference.Common ReadingCommunity Scholars Programthe program on second reference. Do not capitalize community scholar when describing individuals (Patrick Smith, a community scholar; community scholar Patrick Smith).compriseComprise means to include or contain. The whole comprises the parts.ConnectionsconvocationsFall Convocation or Honors Convocation (occurs in the spring). Use convocation on second reference.correctionsCorrections should appear on the front page.We do not write that we regret the error, and we do not restate the error.Just give the date and page of story, say that it was incorrectly reported and give the correct information. Example: A Page 2 story Friday about [article topic] should have reported that [insert correction here].If the number of corrections becomes cumbersome, split them into separate sentences. Example: …The story also should have reported that [insert further correction here].Make sure the correction is approved by the editor-in-chief as soon as it is written by the responsible party. Then it will go through the editing process.When possible, confine all corrections to the same box on the front page and separate corrections about different stories into paragraphs within that box. If more space is required, create another correction box.Counseling and Mental Health Centerthe counseling center on second referenceCultural DistrictIncludes Amon Carter Museum, Museum of Science and History, Kimbell Art Museum, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Casa Mañana, Fort Worth Botanic Gardens and Will Rogers Memorial Center. More information at http://www.fwculture.com/.Dallas/Fort Worth International AirportDFW Airport or the airport on second reference. If it could be confused with another airport, use DFW Airport on second reference.Dallas-Fort Worth areaNot Fort Worth-Dallas. DFW is acceptable on second reference, but make sure it’s clear you mean the whole region and not the airport. Metroplex should be used sparingly.Dallas Love Field airportThe airport on second reference. If it could be confused with another airport, use Love Field on second reference.dance concertnot dance recitalDaniel-Meyer Athletic Complexthe athletic complex on second reference. Includes the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena, the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Basketball Complex and the Sam Baugh Indoor Practice Facility for football.Dan Rogers HallAcceptable on all references for Dan D. Rogers HalldatelinesDatelines should indicate that a reporter was actually at the datelined city to cover the story. If the story was written entirely on TCU’s campus, no dateline should be used. Follow AP style to determine whether to include the name of a state or nation.Dee J. Kelly Alumni & Visitors CenterSee also: Kelly CenterDining ServicesSee also: TCU Dining Services Dutch Meyer Athletic Complexthe athletic complex on second reference. Usually pairs with the Abe Martin Academic Enhancement Center.See also: Abe Martin Academic Enhancement CenterDutch’s Burgers and BeereCollegeEd Landreth HallAcceptable on all references for the Ed Landreth Hall and AuditoriumEinstein Bros BagelsEinstein Bros on second reference“eleven40seven”Note the uncapitalized “e” and surrounding quotesELF ScholarshipAcceptable on all references for the Sandra Brown Excellence in Literary Fiction ScholarshipErma Lowe HallExperience IndiaFact BookPut the year before the name (2015 Fact Book). The Fact Book on second reference.Faculty SenateFall Breakfall/springlowercase unless with proper noun (spring 2001, spring semester, Fall Commencement)Family Educational Rights and Privacy ActFERPA on second reference. Federal law governing student education records. Also known as the Buckley Amendment.Family WeekendFERPASee also: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Actfilm-TV-digital media majorFTDM major on second referencefirst-yearNot freshmanFlex 7 meal planthe meal plan or the Flex 7 plan on second referenceFlex 12 meal planthe meal plan or the Flex 12 plan on second referenceFort Worth geographyCapitalize north, south, west and east when referring to specific parts of the cityFort Worth Zoothe zoo on second referenceFoster HallFounders Statuethe statue on second reference. Founders is not possessive.Frances Sadler HallHouses Alpha Delta Pi and Sigma Kappa sororities. Not to be confused with Sadler Hall, the administration building.Fraternity & Sorority LifeFSL on second referencefreshmanfirst-yearFriedman Tennis Centertennis center on second referenceFrog AlleyFrog BucksAn option included in TCU dining plans that allows students to use their TCU IDs to pay for meals at off-campus restaurants. A pre-determined balance comes with certain dining plans.Frog Calls DirectoryFrog Calls on second referenceFrog CampCamps include Alpine, Casa Nueva, Challenge and Costa Rica. See more at http://sds.tcu.edu/students/incoming/frogcamp/about-frog-camp/.Frog Corpsmen’s choirFrog FountainFroggie Five-0Acceptable on all references for the TCU police escort service. Note that the name ends with a 0 (zero), not an O.FroghengeAcceptable on all referencesFrog It ForwardFrog HornFrogJobsFrog Pass Gold meal planthe meal plan or the gold plan on second referenceFrog Pass Limited 50 meal planthe meal plan or the limited plan on second referenceFrog Pass Platinum meal planthe meal plan or the platinum plan on second referenceFrog Pass Silverthe meal plan or the silver plan on second referenceFrogsAcceptable on all referencesSee also: Horned FrogFrogs FirstFrogs First Dinnerthe dinner on second referenceFrogstockGarvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadiumthe stadium on second referenceGPAAcceptable on all references for grade point averageGreekCapitalize on all references as proper nounGreek Villagethe village on second reference. Currently incomplete.Greek societiesUse the society’s full name on first reference. Commonly known nicknames are acceptable on second reference. Be sure to indicate if it is a fraternity or sorority. Note if it is a service fraternity. Fraternities:Alpha Phi Alpha (Alphas)Beta Theta Pi (Beta)Beta Upsilon Chi (Brothers Under Christ or BYX) — BYX on second referenceDelta Tau Delta (Delt)Kappa Alpha Psi (Kappas)Kappa Kappa Psi (band service fraternity)Kappa Sigma (Kappa Sig)Lambda Chi Alpha (Lambda Chi)Lambda Theta Alpha (Lambda Theta Alpha)Lambda Theta Phi (Lambda Theta Phi)Omega Delta Phi (multicultural fraternity)Omega Psi Phi Fraternity (ques)Phi Delta Theta (Phi Delt)Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI)Phi Kappa Sigma (Phi Kap)Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (music fraternity)Pi Kappa Phi (Pi Kap)Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE)Sigma ChiSigma NuSigma Phi Epsilon (SigEp)Sororities:Alpha Chi Omega (A Chi O)Alpha Delta Pi (ADPi)Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA)Alpha Omicron Pi (AOII)Chi Omega (Chi O)Chi Upsilon Sigma (CUS)Delta Delta Delta (Tri Delta)Delta Gamma (DG)Delta Sigma Theta (Delta)Eta Iota Sigma (He Is Sufficient or HIS) — HIS on second referenceGamma Phi Beta (Gamma Phi)Kappa Alpha Theta (Theta)Kappa Kappa Gamma (Kappa)Kappa Lambda DeltaPhi MuPi Beta Phi (Pi Phi)Sigma Kappa (SK)Sigma Lambda Alpha ()Tau Beta Sigma (band service sorority)Zeta Tau Alpha (Zeta)Green Honors ChairEach department can bring in one person every year to serve as a Green Honors Chair. Not related to the John V. Roach Honors College, but the honors college can have its own chair.Hall Crew AssociationHall Crew on second referenceHarris College of Nursing & Health SciencesHarris College on second reference. Note the ampersand.Harrison BuildingAcceptable on all references for the W. Oliver and Nell A. Harrison Building. Made for the Brite Divinity School.Hays HallAcceptable on all references for Marlene Moss Hays HallHBO Gohead coachcoachesHill HallGraduate housing for Brite Divinity Schoolhomecomingnot capitalizedhonors studentsHorned FrogNot Horn Frog. Capitalize in reference to the mascot. Horned Frogs, Frog or Frogs also acceptable.hospitalsBaylor All Saints Medical CenterCook Children’sTexas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort WorthTexas Health Harris Methodist Hospital HEB (Bedford)Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth SouthJohn Peter Smith HospitalPlaza Medical Center of Fort WorthRemove Texas Health and Fort Worth on second reference.Housing & Residence LifeHRL on second reference. Note the ampersand.Human ResourcesiClickerImage MagazineImage staff members do not retain their titles when published in the SkiffInclusiveness & Intercultural Servicesthe IIS on second referenceIndependent Greek CouncilInformation TechnologyInstitute of Behavioral Researchthe IBR on second referenceIntensive English Programthe IEP on second referenceInterfraternity Councilthe IFC on second referenceInterior Design & Merchandising buildingthe interior design building on second referenceSee also: majorsJane Justin Field Housethe field house on second reference. Within the Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium.Jarvis HallJerita Foley Buschman TheatreWithin Ed Landreth AuditoriumSee also: Ed Landreth HallJimmy John’s SandwichesJimmy John’s on second referenceJohn V. Roach Honors Collegethe Honors College on second referenceJustin CenterAcceptable on all references for the John Justin Athletic CenterKelly CenterAcceptable on all referencesKinderFrogs SchoolKinderFrogs on second reference. Shares a facility with Starpoint School.King Family CommonsThe “multipurpose building” is acceptable on second reference. The building first opened on January 2015. This building has five different eating establishments: The Press, O’Brien’s Grill, Caliente, Magnolia’s Bistro, and The Big Purple Truck. In addition to these dining options, the building also has a variety of chairs and study areas for students to use. The office of Fraternity and Sorority Life is found on the second floor of this building. The name is in recognition of Mr. and Mrs. J. Luther King, Jr. and the King family.King HallAcceptable on all references for Teresa and Luther King HallKrogerKTCU FM 88.7KTCU on first reference. KTCU FM 88.7 in info boxes. The station’s full name is KTCU-FM 88.7 “The Choice.”Leibrock VillageHousing complex for Brite Divinity School and TCU graduate studentsLive Oak Reading SeriesLive Oak on second referenceLowdon Track and Field ComplexAcceptable on first reference for the Robert and Maria Lowdon Track and Field Complex. The track complex on second reference.lower-division honorsLunch Roulette programLunch Roulette on second referenceLupton Baseball StadiumAcceptable on first reference for the Charlie and Marie Lupton Baseball Stadium. The stadium on second reference. The field is the Williams-Reilly Field.Mabee HouseGraduate housing for Brite Divinity SchoolmajorsIdentify all students by their majors, except members of the House of Student Representatives Executive Board and athletes with specific positions. Do not capitalize majors unless they are proper names (English major but accounting major). Use the specific major combined with the general major where appropriate (news-editorial journalism major but strategic communication major). Use “a” before a major if the major comes after the name, but not if the major comes before the name (Jarod Daily, a sophomore news-editorial journalism major, but sophomore news-editorial journalism major Jarod Daily). For double majors, list both areas of study and clarify that there are two (Laura McFarland, a news-editorial journalism and English double major, not a news-editorial journalism/English major or news-editorial journalism and English major). Below is a list of most of TCU’s majors. If not found here, check the individual college’s website to make sure the major is still offered. accountingactuarial scienceaerospace studiesAfrican American and Africana studiesall level education: early childhood – 12anthropologyapplied geoscienceart educationart historyarts administration (minor only)Asian studies (minor only)astronomyathletic trainingbiochemistrybiologyBritish and colonial—post-colonial studies (minor)business information systemschemistrychild developmentclassical studies (minor only)communication studiescomputer information technologycomputer sciencecriminal justicedanceearly childhood educationeconomicseducational studies (minor only)energy technology and management (minor only)engineeringEnglishentrepreneurial managementenvironmental sciencefashion merchandisingfilm-TV-digital mediafinancefinance with real estatefrenchgeneral business (minor only)geographygeologyGermangraphic designhabilitation of the deaf/hard of hearinghealth and fitnesshealth care ethics (minor only)healthy aging (minor only)historyinterior designinternational economicsItalian (minor only)Jewish studies (minor only)journalismLatina/o studies (minor only)lighting for visual presentation (minor only)marketingmathematicsmiddle school educationmilitary science (program)modern language studiesmovement sciencemusicmusic educationneurosciencenursingnutritional sciencesphilosophyphysical educationphysicspolitical sciencepre-health professions (track)pre-law (track)pre-major (undecided)psychologypsychology of leadership (minor only)ranch managementreligionsecondary educationsocial worksociologySpanish & Hispanic studiesSpanish for business professionals (minor only)Spanish for health professions (minor only)speech-language pathologysport psychologysports broadcastingstrategic communicationstudio artsupply & value chain managementtheatreurban studies (minor only)women and gender studies (minor only)writingMarion HallMarlene and Spencer Hays TheatreHays Theatre on second reference. Within the Walsh Center for Performing Arts.See also: Walsh Center for Performing ArtsMartin-Moore HallHouses the Delta Tau Delta, Phi Gamma Delta, Phi Kappa Sigma and Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternitiesMary Couts Burnett Librarythe library on second referenceMary Wright Admission Centerthe admission center on second referencemascotsCan refer to teams by their mascots as long as the school name is used on first reference (the Baylor Bears played the Frogs yesterday…the Bears lost)McAlister’s DeliMcAlister’s on second referenceMcDonald’sNote the apostropheMeacham International AirportLocated in Fort WorthMicroFridgeTrademarked name. Used in residence halls.Microsoft PowerPointPowerPoint on second referencemidterm exammidterm is acceptable on second referenceMiller Speech and Hearing ClinicAcceptable on first reference for the W.C. Jack and Maude Y. Miller Speech and Hearing Clinic. Miller Clinic on second reference.Milton Daniel HallMoncrief HallMoody HallAcceptable on all references for the W.L. Moody Jr., Hall. Houses the Alpha Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta, Kappa Kappa Gamma and Zeta Tau Alpha sororities.Moore BuildingAcceptable on all references for the Jo Ann and Wayne Moore Building. Part of the Brite Divinity SchoolMoore HouseGraduate housing for Brite Divinity School and TCU graduate studentsMoudy NorthAcceptable on all references for the J.M. Moudy Visual Arts and Communication Building. Houses the School of Art.Moudy SouthAcceptable on all references for the J.M. Moudy Visual Arts and Communication Building. Houses the Bob Schieffer College of Communication.Multicultural Greek Councilthe MGC on second referenceMusic Building SouthHouses the TCU Opera Studio, the John Large Vocal Arts Laboratory and some of the TCU Percussion Studio for the School of Musicmy.tcu.eduno wwwNational Pan-Hellenic Councilthe council on second referenceNeeley School of BusinessNeeley on second referenceNowell Donovanprovost and vice chancellor for academic affairsOffice of Admissionthe admission office on second reference. Note the website is admissions.tcu.edu.Office of Church RelationsSupports the partnership between the university and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)Office of Extended EducationOffice of Financial Aidthe financial aid office on second referenceOne Million Reasons programthe OMR program on second referenceOrganizations FairSee also: Activities & Organizations FairOrientationCapitalize references to first-year OrientationPalko HallAcceptable on all references for the Betsy and Steve Palko HallPanhellenic Councilthe council on second reference. The central organizational unit for Greek sororities.Paschal High SchoolPaschal on second reference. Located at 3001 Forest Park Blvd. The phone number is (817) 814-5000.P.E. Clark HallAcceptable on all references for the Pamela and Edward Clark HallPepsiCo Recital HallPepsiCo Hall on second reference. Within the Walsh Center for Performing Arts.See also: Walsh Center for Performing ArtsPhysical PlantPizza Snobplus/minus grading systemGrades are written using hyphens (B-plus, C-minus). Plurals (D-pluses, C-minuses).Potbelly Sandwich ShopPotbelly on second referencepre-majorThere is no pre-med or pre-law majorSee also: majorspress conferenceNews conference is preferred (see AP style)profanityEditor-in-chief’s approval required for any use. In most cases, avoid or rephrase it in direct quotes (see AP style).professorFirst level is assistant professor, second level is associate professor and third level is professor. If the person isn’t a professor, the person may be a lecturer or instructor.programs and themesStanding programs are capitalized. The theme for a specific program goes in quotes (The Good Editing program sponsored a “Get to Know Your Stylebook” weekend).recruitmentredshirtNo spaceReed HallAcceptable on all references for Dave C. Reed HallRegistrar’s OfficeReligious & Spiritual LifeRSL on second referenceResidence Hall Associationthe association on second referenceresident assistantRA on second referenceRickel Academic WingLocated on west side of University Recreation CenterSee also: University Recreation Center“Riff Ram” chant“Riff Ram” on second referenceROTCOnly use alone as an adjective (the ROTC cadet).See also: TCU Army ROTC programSadler HallAcceptable on all references for M.E. Sadler HallSalsa Limón UniversidadSalsa Limón on second reference. Note the accented “o.”sand volleyball courtsthe courts on second referenceSam Baugh Indoor Practice Facilitythe practice facility on second reference. The field is Cox Field.Samuelson HallAcceptable on all references for Kellye Wright Samuelson HallScharbauer HallAcceptable on all references for Clarence and Kerry Scharbauer HallSchollmaier ArenaAcceptable on first reference for the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena. The arena on second reference.Schollmaier Basketball ComplexAcceptable on first reference for the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Basketball Complex. The basketball complex on second reference.school colorspurple and whiteSchool for Classical & Contemporary Dancethe dance school acceptable on second referenceSchool of Artthe art school acceptable on second referenceSchool of Musicthe music school acceptable on second referenceSecrest-Wible BuildingSenior (Dis)OrientationSenior Re-OrientationSenseless Acts of ComedySAC on second referenceSherley HallSid Richardson BuildingAcceptable on first reference for the Sid W. Richardson Building. Sid Richardson on second reference.Smith HallAcceptable on all references for Steve and Sarah Smith Entrepreneurs HallSmoothie KingsoccerTeams play matches, not games. TCU has no men’s varsity team.Sophomore GetawayspellingFirst authority is the TCU 360 style guide for TCU-related references, second is the AP Stylebook, third is the Webster’s New World Dictionary and fourth is the Webster’s Third New International Dictionary. Always run spell check.Spencer and Marlene Hays Business Commonsthe Hays Business Commons on second reference. Currently incomplete.Sponsored ProgramsPreviously Sponsored ResearchSpring BreakStaff AssemblyStarpoint SchoolShares facility with KinderFrogs School. Starpoint on second reference.Steel City PopsSteel City on second referenceSteinway & SonsThe School of Music uses all Steinway & Sons pianosStudent Development ServicesSDS on second referenceStudent Government AssociationSGA on second reference. Its four branches are executive, legislative, judicial and programming.Cabinet — executive branch. Made up of the leaders of SGA’s branches, including the four elected positions (student body president, student body vice president, etc.).House of Student Representatives — legislative branch. The House on second reference. Led by the Executive Board, which consists of the speaker of the House, six standing committee chairs, an administrative assistant, a parliamentarian and a chaplain. Majors do not have to be listed for House officials. Refer to committee heads as John Doe, chairman of the Academic Affairs Committee; Jane Smith, chairwoman of the Finance Committee.Judicial Board — judicial branch. Chief justice and between 10-15 other student members. Meets on a case-by-case basis.theCrew — programming branch. Six groups led by student leaders. Members are not necessarily members of SGA.Frog Aides — first-year leadership development program. Led by two directors and five executive team members.study abroadSee also: Center for International StudiesStuWirelessAcceptable on all references for Student WirelessSummer BreakSuperFrogTandy HallAcceptable on all references for the Charles D. Tandy Halltask forceCapitalize task force when part of the proper name of a task force (Fine Arts Task Force). Lowercase generalizations (the task force).TCUUse acronym in all references, except in quoted material. Always refer to the institution as a university, never a school.TCU AlertTCU Army ROTC programthe ROTC program on second referenceSee also: ROTCTCU Bookstorethe bookstore on second referenceTCU Core Curriculumthe core on second referenceTCU Dining ServicesAcceptable on all references. Sodexo is the company with which TCU has a contract.On-campus restaurants:Chick-fil-ABistro BurnettThe PressNRGO’Brien’sSushi Mama (Smith Hall)Union GroundsCalienteMagnoliasTCU LEAPSLEAPS on second referenceTCU Marching Bandthe band on second referenceTCU MLK Day of Servicethe Day of Service on second referenceTCU OnlineSystem that will replace eCollegeSee also: eCollegeTCU policeUse instead of campus policeTCU Police Departmentthe police department on second referenceTCU PressTCU Rangersthe Rangers on second referenceTCU Rifle Rangethe rifle range on second referenceTCU Showgirlsthe Showgirls on second referenceTCU 360Note the spaceThe Associated PressAP on second referenceTheatre TCUNote the spelling of theatretheEndOnly capitalize “the” when it starts a sentenceThe 109Note the capitalized “t” and the spaceTom Brown/Pete Wright apartmentsthe TBPW apartments on second reference. Tom Brown includes Herndon Hall and Mabee Hall. Pete Wright includes Walker Hall, Fish Hall, Britain Hall and Mullins Hall.Tomlinson HallHouses Kappa Sigma, Lambda Chi Alpha, Phi Delta Theta and Sigma Chi fraternitiesTucker Technology CenterAcceptable on first reference for the William E. and Jean Jones Tucker Technology Center. Tucker on second reference.Tunnel of OppressionuniversityTCU on first reference. Lowercase university in all references unless part of a proper name.University Recreation Centerrec center on second referenceupperclassmanupper-division honorsVictor J. Boschini Jr.Chancellor Victor Boschini on first reference. Use Boschini for all other references.Vision In ActionNote the capitalization. VIA on second reference.Waits HallAcceptable on all references for the E.M. Waits HallWalsh Center for Performing ArtsAcceptable on first reference for the Mary D. and F. Howard Walsh Center for Performing Arts. Walsh Center on second reference. Includes the PepsiCo Recital Hall and Hays [email protected] the website is what2do.tcu.eduWiggins HallTypically houses upperclassmen assigned to Greek chapter facility housingWinter BreakWinthrop Rockefeller BuildingAcceptable on first reference for the Winthrop Rockefeller Building for Ranch Management. The Rockefeller Building on second reference.Winton-Scott HallAcceptable on all references for the Winton-Scott Hall of ScienceWorth HillsWright HallAcceptable on all references for the Mary and Robert J. Wright Residence HallWriting CenterAcceptable on all references for the William L. Adams Center for Writingy’allNot ya’ll. Do not use unless in a column or a quote.ZIP code The university’s ZIP code is 76129 TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ Return of the disco: Latest fashion trends mirror the 1970s TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/center_img Sustainability is the new green: Fashion companies work towards environmentally-conscious practices Linkedin ReddIt InternalTCU 360 style bookBy TCU 360 Staff – February 8, 2020 240 TCU 360 Staff Previous articleTCU police investigating flyers on campus from white supremacist groupNext articleHoroscope: February 9, 2020 TCU 360 Staff Twitter Pantone: Color of the year 2020 Facebook Linkedinlast_img read more

Comparing Home Seller Profits With Median Down Payments

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Down Payment Home Sellers Homebuyers Profits real estate sellers Zillow 2018-06-28 Krista Franks Brock Share Save Comparing Home Seller Profits With Median Down Payments The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home sellers in 2017 made a median profit of about $39,000 in 2017, according to data Zillow released recently. Having owned their homes for about eight and a half years, their profit return was about 21 percent. With 71 percent of sellers in the market for a new house though, the question remains, how easy is it for them to purchase a new home at today’s prices, even with their newfound returns.Zillow calculated the typical length of time a 2017 seller owned their home before selling and then found the median price gain on sales in major U.S. metros. It then compared this gain to the price of a 20 percent down payment on a median-priced house in April 2018.At a national level, the $39,000 returns sellers reaped in 2017 was not enough to cover a 20 percent down payment on a median-priced home, which comes to about $43,000, the study found. In fact, in 25 of the 33 metros, Zillow covered profits earned in 2017 fell short of a 20 percent down payment in the same market today. In New York, the nearly 15 percent gain translated to $46,000 in earnings. While that is above the level for a 20 percent down payment at the national level, in New York, a 20 percent down payment is significantly higher, about $84,960. In Chicago, sellers faired similarly, gaining $19,900, which is less than half what is needed for a down payment in the metro—about $43,600The outliers, where home sellers did earn enough to cover a down payment in their market, included a handful of high-priced markets in the West. In San Jose, California, homeowners reaped $296,000 in profit after owning their homes for almost nine years. This was more than enough for a $252,780 down payment on a median-priced home in the area. In fact, this profit was higher than the national median home price. In percentage terms, San Jose ranked highest for median percent change in price between home sales with a 53.8 percent increase. San Francisco (45.5 percent); Seattle, Washington (44.7 percent); and Portland Oregon (37.6 percent) also posted high rates of return. As in San Jose, sellers in these markets can afford a down payment on a median-priced home with the profits earned on the sale of their home. The good news for the sellers in those markets where they did not earn enough for that 20 percent down payment is their earnings still often give them an edge over first-time buyers.  Today’s sellers “typically are buyers as well, but the profits from the sale of their former home give them an advantage over first-time buyers who may be coming in with smaller down payments,” said Aaron Terrazas, Senior Economist at Zillow. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img Krista Franks Brock is a professional writer and editor who has covered the mortgage banking and default servicing sectors since 2011. Previously, she served as managing editor of DS News and Southern Distinction, a regional lifestyle publication. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and online publications, including Consumers Digest, Dallas Style and Design, DS News and DSNews.com, MReport and theMReport.com. She holds degrees in journalism and art from the University of Georgia. About Author: Krista Franks Brock June 28, 2018 1,234 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Subscribe Tagged with: Down Payment Home Sellers Homebuyers Profits real estate sellers Zillow Previous: DS News July: How Tech Is Transforming Mortgage Servicing Next: HUD Approves Florida Disaster Plan—What You Need to Know The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Comparing Home Seller Profits With Median Down Payments Sign up for DS News Daily last_img read more

Press release: Report 03/2018: Trailer runaway near Hope, Derbyshire

first_img180219_R032018_Hope PDF, 8.65MB, 37 pages Request an accessible format. Notes to editors Newsdate: 19 February 2018 This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology.center_img If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need aversion of this document in a more accessible format, please email [email protected] tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use. In 2004, four men died when they were hit by a runaway trolley on the west coast main line near Tebay. The brakes on that trolley had been deliberately disabled, and two of the people responsible were subsequently convicted of manslaughter and sent to gaol. It’s therefore very worrying for RAIB when we hear of runaway trolleys and other items of plant, because we know just how silent and deadly they can be. On the Hope Valley line on 28 May 2017, the runaway trailer did not hit anything and there were no serious consequences. However, one of the factors which caused the incident was that the trailer’s brakes had been disabled. This may have been done with the best of intentions, to keep the job running, but if the potential consequences had been considered, it should never have been contemplated. Just testing the set-up properly before starting to use the tractor unit and its trailer would have shown what was wrong. The whole episode, as our report shows, was a saga arising from lack of training, care, and caution. I hope that everyone who works with on-track plant and machinery will take note of the lessons from this report, and never again be tempted to cut corners while using equipment on the line. SummaryAt around 06:30 hrs on Sunday 28 May 2017, a trailer, being propelled by a small rail tractor between Edale and Bamford, became detached and ran away for a distance of around 1 mile (1.6 km). It came to a stop at a set of points at Earles Sidings, near Hope. There were no injuries that required medical attention, and there was no significant damage to the infrastructure, the trailer or the tractor.The tractor and trailer became separated because the towbar pin fell out. A linch pin that secured the towbar pin had almost certainly been inserted in the wrong orientation. This would have resulted in it falling out, allowing the towbar pin to fall out and the towbar to become uncoupled.The subsequent runaway occurred because the brakes on the trailer had been manually disabled by the staff present, to overcome them being stuck in the applied position. It is likely that this was because the hydraulic brake hose between the tractor and the trailer had either been not connected or incorrectly connected at the start of the shift.RecommendationsThe RAIB has made three recommendations to Network Rail as a result of this investigation. One relates to providing staff with guidance on what actions to take if a trailer becomes immobilised when being used. The second relates to management of staff competence at the depot involved in the incident. The third relates to learning lessons from multiple non-compliances during use of the plant.The RAIB has also identified two learning points, relating to the precautions required when isolating trailer brakes and to the requirements to carry out a full set of brake tests prior to use.Simon French, Chief Inspector of Rail Accidents said: The sole purpose of RAIB investigations is to prevent future accidents and incidents and improve railway safety. RAIB does not establish blame, liability or carry out prosecutions. RAIB operates, as far as possible, in an open and transparent manner. While our investigations are completely independent of the railway industry, we do maintain close liaison with railway companies and if we discover matters that may affect the safety of the railway, we make sure that information about them is circulated to the right people as soon as possible, and certainly long before publication of our final report. For media enquiries, please call 01932 440015.last_img read more

Solskjaer: No leaks from my squad

first_img “I have just said I have no reason to doubt any of my player’s professionalism, or honesty, integrity or loyalty. “I have said what I have said, and the rest will come from Mehmet. “I am not talking about Crystal Palace. We’ve got Southampton, and that’s my job to get ready for that game. When you are in a football club, you stick together. That’s the key.” Cardiff captain Steven Caulker added: “We have got to focus on the situation we are in at the moment. Our focus as players is to put things right from last week, really.” It is understood any alleged leak to Palace has not come from within the Cardiff squad. However, Caulker added: “To be honest with you, there have been problems like that all season where certain things have been leaked. “For me, it is frustrating. We need to focus on getting things right on the pitch, not what’s going on off the pitch. “I will be telling the boys that we need to get performances in and get results, not concern ourselves with off-the-field issues. “(The leak) has obviously come from somewhere. That’s down to the gaffer and the staff above him to sort stuff out, and we can just focus on playing football. “A lot of stuff has been going on off the pitch all season, and that has been highlighted in the press. It is important we all ignore all that stuff. Our performances have not been up to scratch of late. “As far as the boys are concerned, we back ourselves. We’ve had the support of the fans all season, we’ve had the support of both managers we’ve worked under. I find it hard to see where it could be coming from. “You have a bit of banter with your ex team-mates and friends in football. Until the Premier League has investigated it and got to the bottom of it, I certainly won’t be pointing any fingers.” Cardiff’s pe rformance against Palace suggested that the game might be up in terms of avoiding a quickfire Championship return, but Solskjaer has no intention of throwing in the towel. “I am up for a fight, that’s for sure,” he said. “There is absolutely nothing wrong with the atmosphere. We have had a very good week again. They are a great bunch of lads, and they have picked themselves up from the hurt of what happened last week.” Solskjaer dismissed any suggestion of involvement by any member of the Cardiff squad. The club, meanwhile, confirmed on Friday that chairman Mehmet Dalman has been in contact with the Premier League over an incident arising from the Palace game. It is understood Cardiff have complained about the circumstances surrounding the alleged leaking of their team. Palace won the game 3-0. Palace sporting drector Iain Moody worked for Cardiff until earlier this season. He took up a post at Palace last November. It has been reported that Cardiff believe Moody might have used his contacts at the Welsh club, or close to Cardiff, to find out which players would start against Palace. Moody, though, has refuted the allegations, telling The Sun: “That is incredibly, extraordinarily untrue. That is untrue, completely untrue.” Cardiff are currently six points adrift of Premier League safety, lying 19th ahead of Saturday’s trip to Southampton with just five games left. Asked about the allegations at his pre-Southampton press conference on Friday, Solskjaer said: “My week has been on how we can give ourselves the best chance against Southampton. “I think I have seen every one of my players and I don’t doubt anyone’s pride, honesty, loyalty, integrity, professionalism. They have all been fantastic this week. “I have built my life on loyalty and honesty, and those are the values I get from my mum and dad. But in football you need to stick together and learn together, and this week has proved that more than anything. Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has presented a united front at the Welsh club after reports that their starting line-up might have been leaked to Crystal Palace ahead of last Saturday’s Barclays Premier League clash. Press Associationlast_img read more

Big Inishowen Clean Up volunteers urge public to think before littering

first_imgBuncrana Tidy Towns have extended a big go raibh míle mhaith agaibh to everyone who turned out for Saturday’s Big Inishowen Clean Up.This year’s clean-up was supported by the Amazing Grace festival, Buncrana’s Cli-mates and Buncrana GAA.Volunteers from the Amazing Grace festival support the Big Clean UpWee Buttons with Denise Dowds and her Cli-matesSpeaking after the clean-up Buncrana Chairperson Paddy McLaughlin said, “We are over the moon at the large turnout for this year’s clean-up and as a result we were able to cover the main road from Burnfoot into Buncrana. Dozens of bags of litter was collected. “Whilst the volume of waste collected is a cause of concern we are enormously grateful to the volunteers for cleaning up this important stretch of road into the town. We ask drivers to think before they chuck fizzy drinks and water bottles, disposable coffee cups, and cigarette packs out their car windows.”Buncrana GAA supported this year’s Clean UpMr McLaughlin continued: “There are so many of us who work hard to make the town attractive for the community and visitors alike. All our hard work can be undone if the roads into the town are strewn with litter. Buncrana Tidy Towns will hold another clean up on Saturday 27 April as part of An Taisce’s national spring clean. All details will be posted on our Facebook page.”Big Inishowen Clean Up volunteers urge public to think before littering was last modified: April 8th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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) Tags:Big Inishowen Clean Uplast_img read more

Searching for Natural Selection in a Wildflower

first_imgEvening snow (Linanthus) is an amazing little wildflower that adorns desert areas of southern California.  Its blossoms open in the evening, spreading fragrance across a harsh landscape.  Two varieties have been noticed; one with white flowers, and one with blue flowers.  Scientists noticed that the white ones sometimes grow on one side of a ravine, and the blue ones on the other; in other places, the two varieties grow in a blue-white mosaic.  Is this pattern due to genetic drift (i.e., chance), or to natural selection?    Elisabeth Pennisi wrote about this in Science.1  Her opening line might open some eyes about the difficulty of deciding a question this simple: “Sixty years ago, studies of these patterns provided key support for a powerful evolutionary theory.  Now, two evolutionary biologists have found that the theory doesn’t hold in this species.”    Two researchers decided to settle the debate with a long-term field study.  Their decision was that natural selection was the winner, at least a little: “In the seed-transplant studies, each color flower typically did best on its own turf, indicating that selection played a role.”  There may have been some environmental influences at work, in other words, that tended to make one color predominate in one environment and the other in different environments.  But is anyone certain?“The study shows the unimportance of drift in Linanthus,” says evolutionary biologist Masatoshi Nei of Pennsylvania State University in State College.  “In this sense, [the] finding shakes the ground of the shifting balance theory.”  But he is cautious about making generalizations, given that other studies suggest otherwise: “The relative importance of selection and drift depends on the genes and populations studied.”1.  Elisabeth Pennisi, “Natural Selection, Not Chance, Paints the Desert Landscape,” Science, 19 October 2007: Vol. 318. no. 5849, p. 376, DOI: 10.1126/science.318.5849.376.So in a 13-year study, these scientists could only point to a little bit of natural selection that might have played a role in the color pattern of two varieties within the same species?  And they expect us to believe that science has proved that humans have bacteria ancestors due to this wondrous mechanism of natural selection?(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

JSE launches oil, metal quanto futures

first_img2 August 2012 The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has further expanded its foreign-referenced commodities product range with the introduction of quanto futures, which enable investors to gain exposure to price fluctuations in foreign commodities while shielding them from movements in the rand-dollar exchange rate. The exchange said in a statement last week that it had partnered with Rand Merchant Bank (RMB), as the initial market maker, with Brent crude, gold and copper being the initial commodities to be referenced as part of the JSE’s existing licensing agreement with the CME Group. Quanto futures opened for trading on the JSE on 25 July. A quanto future is a rand-denominated commodity investment product that delivers the same payoff as a pure dollar-denominated commodity investment, allowing investors immunity from exchange rate fluctuations between the rand and US dollar. “Currently, South African investors often don’t receive the full benefit of commodity price movements due to the influence of the exchange rate on the dollar-denominated product,” the JSE said “It is possible through the use currency futures to remove this influence; however, with the introduction of quanto futures, things are made simpler for the investor since through a single trade the payoff, although still in rand, will track the international commodity market.” Chris Sturgess, director of the commodities division at the JSE, said the JSE was excited to offer derivative market participants this additional choice of energy and metal products in the form of quanto futures, “yet another innovative product offered by the JSE making it that much simpler for local investors to gain access to the international commodities markets.” According to the JSE, a quanto product can be understood as follows: if the price of a commodity, say Brent crude, increases by 20% in dollar terms, then the value of the investor’s rand position in Brent crude (via the quanto product) will also increase by 20%. The movement of the rand relative to the dollar plays no part in determining the investor’s return. Ettienne van Wyk, head of metals and energy Trading at RMB’s Global Markets Division, said the introduction of quanto futures as an asset class on the JSE “represents an invaluable addition to the commodity investors’ arsenal. RMB is proud to have played a pioneering role in bringing this ground-breaking product to the market.” The JSE, South Africa’s only full-service securities exchange, connects buyers and sellers in four different financial markets, namely equities, equity derivatives, commodities derivatives and interest rate instruments. Ranked among the top 20 largest equities exchanges in the world in terms of market capitalisation, the JSE offers investors “a first-world trading environment, with world-class technology, surveillance and settlement, in an emerging market context”. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Your Sales Process or Methodology Is Broken

first_imgEvery week I get email from readers asking me what I believe to be “the right sales process or methodology.” I have written and developed my own sales processes and methodologies, and I have helped to develop both for some of my clients.Here is what I know to be true:Nothing is 100% correct or incorrect. There is no sales process or methodology that offers you a 100% complete and actual map of what is right and what is effective. How could there be? Human beings are biological, psychological, sociological creatures. We are complex, and we are constantly overcoming challenges only to create new ones. Every sales process or methodology is incomplete and ignorant (I don’t use that word to connote something negative, I use it to mean that it doesn’t know what it doesn’t know).That doesn’t mean that any process or methodology has no value. They are maps, and maps are useful tools, even though they are necessarily incomplete.No new shiny object obliterates the past. Right now insight-based selling is all the rage, led by my friends at Corporate Executive Board. They’ve written about the death of relationship selling and the end of solutions selling (mostly, I believe, to draw attention to their research). But every new idea of value transcends and includes what came before it. It’s evolutionary, not revolutionary.Long gone are the days of the “hard sell,” but not the need to gain commitments. The SPIN model that Rackham developed is still useful, even if some situation questions can and should be answered by reading your prospect’s website. Implications still make your offering compelling. Solutions selling is alive and well, even if the need to develop latent dissatisfaction that insight addresses is effective right now. And relationships still win, even if right now the word relationship requires a greater emphasis on your ability to create value than your ability to be known, liked, and trusted (all still critical).Effectiveness is integration, not elimination. If you want to succeed in sales (or business), you are better off discovering what is true and how and when it is useful. You increase and improve your abilities when you integrate the “truth” in a methodology or a process instead of discarding everything that came before it. Because selling is a complex human endeavor, you need choices. You need a range of available actions. But you can’t integrate what is new if you have to discard everything that came before it. That’s like a ladder with only a single rung at the very top; it’s useless without all of the other rungs.What process is right for you? The one that you will execute faithfully and inform with everything else you pick up from your reading, your experience, and your observation.The argument I am making here isn’t so easy to make actionable. What I hoped to give you today was a mindset shift. Just because something is new and proves to be worthwhile doesn’t mean that everything before it is useless. What I wanted to share with you was the idea that you should be integrating, not eliminating (unless something no longer serves you or your clients). Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Nowlast_img read more

Ontario working out details on how rules around new pot plan would

first_imgTORONTO – A day after announcing plans to sell recreational cannabis in private stores, the Ontario government said it was still working out how strict regulations governing the new system would be enforced.Talks with municipalities will help the province determine the details, said the Progressive Conservatives, who stressed that public safety was a key component of the distribution system that alters the previous administration’s plan to have pot only in publicly owned outlets.“We’re consulting with the municipalities today and there will be more information after our consultations,” said Finance Minister Vic Fedeli, adding that much depends on those discussions.The province has said that recreational cannabis will initially only be sold online in Ontario when it is legalized on Oct. 17. A “tightly regulated” private retail model will then be in place by April 1, 2019.The OCS will be the wholesaler to private retail stores, the government said, noting that retailers will have to follow strict rules, including prohibiting the sale of marijuana to anyone under 19.Fedeli said the OCS, which until Monday had been in charge of setting up government-run pot stores planned under the former Liberal regime, had spent $6.7 million and hired 50 employees. The work done so far by the OCS will be re-directed to the new Tory plan and some of those employees will be transferred to other jobs in the public sector, he said.The finance minister didn’t have an estimate for how much money the government would save by abandoning the publicly-owned model and letting private business shoulder the cost to set up pot shops.“We’ll have more details when we announce the retail rollout,” he said. “But there’s considerable savings in terms of not building bricks and mortar stores across Ontario. The private retail sector will be responsible for the construction.”Pat Vanini, executive director for the Association of Municipalities Ontario, said members of her organization have many questions about the government’s new plan and are eager to get answers with the legalization date looming.Vanini said it may be difficult for municipalities to engage in pot-related consultations over the next few months as local elections are set to be held in the fall and new councils won’t be sworn in until December.But, she said, local governments are eager to get plans in place.“They know Oct. 17 is coming. They’ve got to be ready for that in some form or fashion anyway,” she said. “So, how do we drive to April and make it work as best as we can?”Vanini said before the previous Liberal government had announced its public distribution plan, AMO’s members supported a private retail model, believing it would help give cities and towns more control over the burgeoning industry.“Municipal governments would have an ability to direct where some of the better locations would be or where they shouldn’t be,” she said. “You could manage it through the planning process.”AMO, which holds its annual conference in Ottawa next week, has long had a taskforce dedicated to investigating cannabis legalization and the latest Tory plan will be looked at closely, she said.Chief among the association’s questions is whether $40 million in funding promised by the province for municipalities to support them through cannabis legalization will be enough to cover bylaw enforcement, public health services and other emergency call-related costs.“We’re going to do the best we can with what we get,” she said. “Does it mean there won’t be some other impacts in terms of municipal expenditures? We don’t know that yet … There is skepticism that municipal costs will be totally met by the $40 million.”NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said the government has provided few details when it comes to its plan and she’s hopeful the consultations with municipalities will spell out in greater detail how enforcement will be managed and public safety will be achieved.“We’re looking forward to hearing what their public consultation is going to look like,” she said. “We’re hoping that it’s going to be a public, open, transparent consultation that not only involves people and communities but also involves the legislative process.”Liberal legislator Nathalie Des Rosiers said the Tories have launched what appears to be a complex plan that could result in a “mish-mash” of retail locations across the province. She added that municipalities may have to shoulder a large financial burden to enforce the new system.“It’s unclear where the money will come from on the enforcement side, but also the public education side,” she said.The legal age to buy recreational cannabis in Ontario will remain 19 and consumers will only be allowed to use legalized pot in a private residence, including the outdoor space of the home. The maximum amount of recreational marijuana an adult can possess will be 30 grams.last_img read more