TAGSBCCI team traveling to UAECSK in UAE on 22nd August.Indian Premier LeagueIPLIPL 2020IPL 2020 in UAEIPL news SHARE IPL 2020 : BCCI’s top team going to UAE, agenda of the visitThe IPL in UAE starts from 19th September which is now less than 6 away. The BCCI team traveling to UAE will have lot on their plate as far as finalizing the operational plans of IPL 2020 in concerned. WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Roach removes Markram in the first over; SA 5/1 (2 ov) – Follow Live Updates By Kunal Dhyani – August 11, 2020 After series of hiccups all is now going well with the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020). After securing government permissions, BCCI officials are all set to leave for UAE for recee, setting up IPL 2020 administrative office and to finalized other important aspects of the league. Facebook Twitter Previous articleIPL 2020 : RCB’s Virat Kohli’s Brand Wrogn announces fashion collection Inspired by MinionsNext articleWWE RAW 11 August results, highlights, recap, grades, all you need to know Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Cricket Football ENG-W vs IND-W: Sneh Rana reveals England sledged a lot but we did not pay attention Cricket Cricket Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Matteo Pessina hands Italy the lead at half-time; Follow Live Updates IPL 2020 : BCCI’s top team leaving for UAE on 22nd Aug to finalize all operational plans for IPL 2020 WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video Cricket Cricket According to the sources, the BCCI team will leave for UAE after completion of the tender process for the title sponsor of the IPL 2020. BCCI is likely to announce the new title sponsor by 18th August. The visit to UAE is being planned for 22nd August. As the commercial flights are yet to resume, InsideSport has further learnt that BCCI operations team has booked a chartered flight for its top officials to travel to UAE. Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Shaqiri doubles Switzerland’s lead after Seferovic opener at HT; Follow Live Updates As per the information available with the InsideSport, the BCCI team will comprise of IPL Governing Council chairman Brijesh Patel, BCCI Secretary Jay Shah, treasurer Arun Dhumal and BCCI’s interim CEO Hemang Amin. The team is also likely to be accompanied by some of the franchise representatives. – Meeting with Emirates Cricket Board on operational plans– Meeting with the various key ministry officials in UAE– Meeting with the Indian embassy officers in UAE– Setting up BCCI office for IPL 2020 operations in Dubai– Finalization of Schedule for IPL 2020– Visit to IPL 2020 venues in Dubai, AbuDhabi and Sharjah– Taking the stock of Health Safety Protocols– First hand experience of the BIO-BUBBLE for the IPL 2020InsideSport has also learnt that 6-8 member BCCI staff team will operate from Dubai after setting up of the BCCI office locally. And in all likelihood BCCI’s Interim CEO Hemang Amin will lead the IPL 2020 team operations from Dubai.IPL 2020 : BCCI top team going to UAE, franchise & broadcaster representatives likely to accompany the BCCI teamThe top franchise officials and the representative of the broadcaster Star India is also likely to travel on the same dates as the BCCI team to recee the facilities, venues in UAE. Meanwhile as reported on Monday, most of the franchises with their entire squads are also scheduled to move to UAE before the 4th week of August. CSK in all probability will fly for UAE on 22nd August and RCB on 24th August. Latest Sports News PSL 2021 Eliminator 1 PES vs KAR LIVE: best way to watch Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow Live update Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Cricket Football What about the BCCI’s president Sourav Ganguly ? 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And it can be tough to square that possibility in your head with buoyant stocks. But the stock market is a leading indicator. And all the investors participating in the market are looking ahead to where the economy may be going.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…In sport, for example, it’s a good idea to run to where the ball is going rather than to run to where it is now! I reckon something similar has been happening in the stock market over recent weeks.Meanwhile, some of the best investments we can make are when the outlook remains a little murky. If you want certainty, expect high stock prices as well – the two go hand in hand. And the opposite can be true – with uncertainty, shares can be priced lower by the market.Cheap shares in the stock market recoveryOne of the three ways I reckon you could boost your chance to make a million in the market is by buying cheap shares. But what is a cheap share? One way of looking at it is that cheap can be defined by low earnings multiples, and low share prices compared to assets. As well as other traditional value indicators.However, that’s not the whole story when it comes to ‘cheap’. Take the stocks with cyclical underlying businesses, for example. In many cases, they’ve seen the complete loss of revenue and profits during the lockdowns. So valuing those shares against non-existent earnings would be meaningless.Think about names in the FTSE 100 such as cruise operator Carnival, hotel and restaurant company Whitbread, and retailers Next and Burberry. Earnings have collapsed and their P/Es look high. But the share prices are much lower than they were before the crisis. And there’s huge potential for recovery in the underlying businesses.So I’d describe those fallen cyclical stocks as cheap. To me, they look attractive right now.New opportunitiesThe crisis has thrown up new opportunities for some companies, such as in the healthcare sector.And one of the other dramatic changes has been the high uptake of working from home. Indeed, some of those changes could end up being permanent.Sectors benefiting from the switch include IT and technology. Providers of cloud services and video conferencing are obvious examples, but many London-listed companies have been doing well lately. I’d look for opportunities in some of the lesser-known names, such as Sage in the FTSE 100, and smaller companies like EMIS and Oxford Metrics.Solid businessesA third group of businesses has seen little change to trading patterns because of the coronavirus. These tend to be the well-established, defensive and cash-generating companies that are resilient to the ups and downs of the general economy.They can be great vehicles for compounding your investment by ploughing the dividends back in. I’m thinking of FTSE 100 names such as British American Tobacco, Diageo, GlaxoSmithKline and National Grid.
1. How many IRB Sevens Series titles have New Zealand won? Ten2. Who is the only women’s player to have won the Pat Marshall Award given out by the Rugby Union Writers’ Club? Maggie Alphonsi3. The 1971 Lions lost one game outside the New Zealand Test series. Who beat them? Queensland4. Ryan Jones broke whose record for the number of Tests as Wales captain in November? Ieuan Evans5. How many clubs have played in England’s top flight since leagues began in 1987? 276. Who is the top try-scorer in Celtic League history? Tommy Bowe7. How many Scots have captained a Lions tour? Seven8. Which two players have played in more than 100 Heineken Cup games? Ronan O’Gara and John Hayes9. Willie John McBride has played in the most Tests for the Lions – but who’s next on the list? Dicky JeepsYouth centre: can you tell who’s who?G. YOUNG ONES1. Sebastien Chabal2. Byron Kelleher3. Victor Matfield4. Owen Farrell5. Sonny Bill Williams6. Peter Stringer7. Tim Visser8. Thomas WaldromH. WRITERS’ BLOCK1. Refuse to be Denied = Sam Warburton2. Rainbow Warrior = Francois Pienaar3. The Outsider = Geordan Murphy4. Finding my Feet = Jason Robinson5. High Balls and Happy Hours = Gavin HastingsI. TRUE OR FALSE1. Liam Williams has a tattoo of Rhys Priestland’s mum’s name on his foot. False2. Neil Back is the only forward to have dropped a goal for England. True3. Brian O’Driscoll’s wife stars in the TV comedy Threesome. True4. Berrick Barnes said he was looking forward to playing England’s “pretty wingers”. False5. Dimitri Yachvili’s dad ran onto the pitch to defend his son during a Biarritz match. False6. David Denton came under threat from elephants while on safari. False LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS 7. Dan Norton broke Jonny Wilkinson’s long-standing record in an England fitness test. True8. Kiwi Glen Jackson refereed his first Test on the same ground that he finished his competitive playing career. True Black magic: New Zealand wing Julian Savea runs in one of his three tries against Ireland last JuneIN THE January 2013 issue of Rugby World we ran our annual Big Rugby Quiz of the Year to test your oval-ball knowledge and now we’re revealing all the answers. So if any questions have proved too much for your brain cells in recent weeks, here’s the answers you were looking for…A. CLASS OF 20121. Who scored a hat-trick against Ireland on his Test debut in June? Julian Savea2. Where in Australia did Scotland achieve their summer win over the Wallabies? Newcastle3. Name England’s three starting full-backs against South Africa in June. Mike Brown, Ben Foden and Alex Goode4. Who scored Argentina’s only Rugby Championship points in New Zealand? Rodrigo Roncero5. Why did Berrick Barnes have a late dash to Australia’s game against Wales in Melbourne? His wife gave birth in Sydney the night before6. Which Springbok was ruled out of their Ireland game after suffering heart palpitations? Tendai Mtawarira7. How many Tests did Paul O’Connell play in 2012? Three8. Which country did Mako Vunipola’s dad represent in Test rugby? TongaB. IN A MUDDLEWelsh ref: Nigel Owens1. Never Baked = Derek Bevan2. AA spend over = Dave Pearson3. Cancel egg, Roy! = George Clancy4. I saved Rod = David Rose5. Noel sewing = Nigel OwensC. HOUSE OF CLUBS1. For how many seasons has Tim Visser been the top try-scorer in the Magners League/RaboDirect Pro12? Three2. Leinster won a second straight Heineken Cup. What other club has one back-to-back European titles? Leicester3. How many tries were scored in the Top 14 semi-finals and final? None4. Who became the first player to score 2,000 English Premiership points? Charlie Hodgson5. Who did London Welsh beat in the RFU Championship play-off final? Cornish Pirates6. Name two of the Chiefs’ try-scorers in their Super Rugby final win over the Sharks. Any of Sonny Bill Williams, Lelia Masaga, Kane Thompson, Tim Nanai-Williams7. Who was the Aviva Premiership’s Discovery of the Season in 2011-12? Owen Farrell8. What clubs are the following now playing for: Luke Charteris, Guy Armitage and Sean Maitland? Perpignan, London Irish, GlasgowD. SUPER SIX1. Who scored two tries for Italy in the 2012 championship? Giovanbattista Venditti2. Before France-Ireland this year, when was the last time a championship match was postponed because of the weather? 19873. Who did Stephen Ferris upend to give Wales a winning penalty shot in Dublin? Ian Evans4. Stuart Hogg became the first teenager to start a Test for Scotland since who? Jim Renwick5. Which three Wales players picked up a third Grand Slam winners’ medal? Adam Jones, Gethin Jenkins and Ryan Jones6. Wesley Fofana scored in four successive Six Nations matches. Who last achieved that feat? Will GreenwoodE. GUESS WHO?1. Girvan Dempsey 2. Heyneke Meyer 3. Jamie Roberts 4. Ma’a NonuF. HISTORY LESSON
Housing in Auvry Barbusse / TectôneSave this projectSaveHousing in Auvry Barbusse / Tectône CopyParking, Apartments, Store•Aubervilliers, France Save this picture!© Christophe Demonfaucon+ 21 Share ArchDaily “COPY” “COPY” Architects: Tectône Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/769163/housing-in-auvry-barbusse-tectone Clipboard 2015 Projects France Housing in Auvry Barbusse / Tectône Parking Construction Management: Wood Framing And Cladding:Charpente Houot, Philippe Neurrisse, Alexandre ReiMain Structure:Arnaud Derrien, José Mendes, VFB constructionRoof Covering, Plumbing, Eating, Ventilation:UTB, Arnaud Bonazzoli, Corentin ProvostPartition Walls And Wood Finishing:Euromib, Marcel FernandezElectricity:IDEE, Philippe de AlmeidaMetalwork:David Guiavarch, Sucla BRLGardens And Pipeworks:Dufaÿe Mandre, Aurélien JessionnesseEngineers:Matthieu Esteve, Caroline Imbert, Quentin Antoine, Buchet, Elithis Ingénierie, Eléments IngénieriesClient:Bouygues Immobilier, Tristan Lucchetti, Xavier Bodeau, Laurence Corda, Clarisse Delon, Emmanuel DuclouxUsable Area:2450 m²Gross Area:3200 m²Budget:5,700,000 EUR (VAT excluded)Calendar:2011 – 2015Architect In Charge:Pascal Chombart de Lauwe, Etienne Chevreul-Demas, Audrey AlcindorCity:AubervilliersCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Christophe DemonfauconRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapText description provided by the architects. As part of the urban renewal of the « Auvry Barbusse » district, in the city of Aubervilliers, the construction company Bouygues Immobilier launched in January 2011, an Architecture competition for the project management of 39 multi-family housings, 3 craftshops, and a carpark. The architects were given the constraint of using wood for the building structure and to team up with the appropriate contractor in order to work from the early design with their know-how and construction processes.Save this picture!© Lucile Chombart de LauweThe Site: The Auvry Barbusse district covers 1.5 hectares. The project site is located at 25/31 Rue Auvry. It was occupied by former industrial premises. The shape of the site provides a long facade linear on street side, suitable for commercial premises, and a direct access to the Square Jean Ferrat on the other side, offering views on the gardens. The Architecture firm Tectone associated with the Houot Company for wood framing wins the competition in May 2011. The project is respectfull of the master plan of the urban planners (TOA architects – Olivier Meheux). The design takes inspiration from suburban houses and « faubours » walkways. Thus, there are three buildings and two walkways allowing crossings from street to gardens and offering a great convivality.Save this picture!© Christophe DemonfauconThe ground floor: One enters the building from the Rue Auvry at the north. Two walkways allows to access the entrance halls of the 3 buildings. The access to the housings is gradually offering privacy: when entering from the street, one finds an entrance gate opening on a courtyard and leading to the local craftshops. Then one goes through a planted walkway, untill a second gate finally opens on a private garden leading to the entrance halls.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe Housings: The operation has 4 floors and 39 flats, including : 3 studios, 9 one-bedroom flats, 17 two-bedrooms flats, 7 three-bedrooms flats, and 3 four-bedrooms flats. Each flat offers a double or triple orientation, and has at least one balcony or terrace. The outviews guarantee privacy to everyone and from the balconies one gets south orientated views on the public garden.Save this picture!© Christophe DemonfauconThere are 3 to 4 flats at each level, and the last floor is dedicated to large two-storey flats.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe Structure: The building structure is mixed: both concrete and wood. The entire infrastructure, the ground floor and the stairs and lifts cores are made out of concrete. The ground floor has an exterior finish of a very neat white concrete, including efficiant thermal insulation. The construction of the two-storey flats at top floors is entirely made of wood (columns, beams, joists, floors, …).Save this picture!© Christophe DemonfauconThe Architectural Design: Wood frames of the facade are pre-made in factory. Then they are cladded with a no-treatment pine, giving therefore natural finish that will evolve over time. The double skin has a protective role : shading from the southern light and maintaining a comfortable temperature during summer; as well as ensuring privacy from the outside. The wooden shutters slide into the gap of the double skin, in order to protect the shutters from bad weather.Save this picture!© Christophe DemonfauconThe Environmental commitment: The project meets all environmental requirements and specifications of Green Labels. For instance : rainwater is collected in a recovery tank, located underneath the carpark ramp at basement floor, allowing water supply for sanitary and gardens. The project takes also advantage of the multiple orientations to provide maximum of natural light. Manufacturers: SORIBA B3P, Philippe Porcher, Attila Cinal Year: Photographs: Christophe Demonfaucon, Lucile Chombart de Lauwe Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Christophe DemonfauconProject gallerySee allShow lessCould Hovering Buildings be the Future of Sustainability?Architecture NewsAlban Guého Creates “Flood” Installation for Paris’ Nuit Blanche 2015Architecture NewsProject locationAddress:Aubervilliers, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyAbout this officeTectôneOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsInfrastructureTransportationParkingResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsCommercial ArchitectureRetailStoreAubervilliersFrancePublished on June 28, 2015Cite: “Housing in Auvry Barbusse / Tectône” 28 Jun 2015. ArchDaily. 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Previous articleMaking a list and checking it twice: SGA’s budget for Christmas tree lightingsNext articleTCU volleyball advances to the NIVC Sweet 16 with sweep over Wyoming Kayley Ryan RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Linkedin 10th-annual Frogstock features student-led music printTCU junior Eric Garza (Photo courtesy of Eric Garza)First-generation TCU student Eric Garza didn’t figure out what “SAT” stood for until his late sophomore and early junior years of high school.“But I quickly learned that the SAT was the most critical determinant of where I would be able to go to college,” he wrote in an emailed response to an interview.Seventy-eight percent of colleges in the U.S. require the SAT or ACT, according to the National Association for College Admission Counseling.But an ongoing debate about the validity of test scores and economic barriers for first-generation or low-income students has many colleges dropping those requirements.Since Bowdoin College, a private university, sparked the movement in 1969, more than 980 universities across the U.S. have dropped standardized-testing requirements or de-emphasized the tests in their admission process.High school students who graduate in May 2018 already have 14 more test-optional colleges to choose from than the class of 2017 did before them, according to the National Center for Fair and Open Testing.TCU is not considering dropping its SAT or ACT testing requirements.“You’ll hear certain people ask about it, but before we would ever do that–I’m not opposed to that idea necessarily–we would have to go through many layers of scrutiny, not the least of whom is Chancellor Boschini,” TCU Dean of Admission Heath Einstein said.Einstein said his office judges test scores less heavily than a student’s high school GPA.If high school performance is relatively equal, he said slightly higher test scores reveal students’ economic opportunity more than they reveal their academic ability.“The single most important factor in predicting student success in the SAT or ACT is family income,” Einstein said, pointing to College Board data from previous years that shows a straight-line correlation between higher family income and higher SAT test scores.College Board 2016 DataVenngage InfographicsThe College Board said it did not release household income data in 2016 after an increasing number of constituents asked to stop including family income in order to protect student information.Validity ArgumentThe College Board, which is the governing body of the SAT, wrote in an emailed statement that it looks at how accurately the SAT will predict students’ performance in their first year of college.The College Board added the SAT shouldn’t be used by itself, nor should high school GPA.“High school grades aren’t objective measures—they’re subject to variables like school demographics, teacher discretion, and state and district standards,” wrote Jaslee Carayol, associate director of media relations for the College Board. “And they’re increasing, subject to inflation.”But Einstein disagreed, saying universities that don’t require test scores are not at a disadvantage in how they’re able to judge the strength of a student’s high school.“I think that’s what the College Board and the ACT would like you to believe,” he said.Barriers to entryBob Schaeffer, the public education director of the National Center for Fair and Open Testing, said universities are going test-optional to remove barriers to entry for low-income students who have high GPAs.“They may be working after school instead of even getting an SAT prep book from the school library,” he said. “They don’t have time to study it.”Garza took the SAT three times, researched college requirements and arranged his own college tours.“My main challenge was just trying to figure out how to start and locating resources,” he wrote. “My parents didn’t go to college so they had no idea, but I certainly had their support. It took a lot of initiative, which I never lacked, but it was daunting.”Schaeffer said standardized tests are better indicators for naturally good test takers and students with more economic opportunity. (AP Photo)Schaeffer said test preparation tutoring centers are helpful for a few but end up widening the economic opportunity gap.“What well-to-do families do is that they send their kids to real high-end tutors who promise to boost scores significantly,” Schaeffer said. “There are tutors particularly in the big cities on the east and west coast who promise huge gains on the test for package prices in the $10,000 to $15,000 range.”He remembers when his son was in high school, “The message that you were given was that every other kid was taking test prep and you were putting your child at a disadvantage in an academic community outside Boston if you didn’t buy test prep for your own child.”The Cost of Testing PreparationJulie Lovett, associate director of TCU Extended Education, said Extended Education offers an intensive four-day SAT or ACT course for $999.Lovett said while the cost of her program is high, the Upward Bound program at TCU paid for the service when students couldn’t afford it.Of a pool of about 25 students, at least 10 would come through Upward Bound, she said.“Everyone had the same goals, doing well on the SAT or ACT,” Lovett said. “Income wasn’t a part of it.”The Upward Bound program was paid for via a federal grant and was on campus for 49 years. A TCU Student Support Services spokesperson said the grant was not renewed this year, and no explanation was given.Lovett said she is aware of economic barriers to entry and is grateful for reforms like SAT fee waivers to help reduce the income gap in scoring.Top 10 Percent RuleIn Texas, public universities put more weight into class ranking than SAT scores because of HB 588, or the “top 10 percent rule,” which guarantees admission for students in the top 10 percent of their class. (The University of Texas at Austin is an exception, now only admitting the top 6 percent.)Schaeffer said the top 10 percent rule and other test-optional policies across the U.S. are better indicators of a student’s performance than standardized tests like the SAT.“[The top 10 percent policy] looks at real merit, which is how well you perform in school, rather than at how well you fill in bubbles on one Saturday morning,” Schaeffer said.The law, signed in 1997, applies only to state-funded, not private, universities.But private universities in Texas have also adopted the policy: the most recent was Austin College in fall 2016.A full list of universities that are either test-optional or follow the top 10 percent rule are shown on the map below.Measure of “grit”High school counselors in Fort Worth say a single testing score isn’t designed to measure a student’s “grit.”Chris Gann, who oversees testing coordination at Paschal High School, was formerly a counselor who saw a handful of students who weren’t naturally good test-takers but performed well in school.“I think it’s hard to measure factors like grit, perseverance, determination, which obviously go into that equation,” Gann said.Gann said the SAT does help “give universities a baseline of the potential of a student to perform.”At Arlington Heights High School, counselor Pat Richardson said some students don’t test well, so standardized tests shouldn’t be the “end-all, be-all.”She said colleges should not just consider high school GPA but also the difficulty level of the courses students take in high school.Kristin Larsen, director of counseling at Fort Worth Country Day School, said test scores are not needed to judge a school’s academic rigor.She said high school rank should also not be the only measure of success because it excludes students from non-ranking high schools, including her own.Some of her students have taken advantage of the test-optional opportunity more colleges are offering now, she said.“If you are a student where testing is not your forte, at least there’s an option to show the strength of your curriculum and the coursework experience that you’ve had, the grades you’ve made and the activities you’ve held to really kind of resonate more so than the test,” Larsen said.Combination of factorsEinstein points out a decorated guitar as a “freedom of expression” element students can submit to TCU. (Photo by Kayley Ryan)Einstein tells his admission staff to judge the quality of a student’s work by a combination of factors, including grades, curriculum strength of the high school and test scores.At TCU, the middle 50 percent of students enrolled score between 1160 and 1360 (critical reading and math) on the SAT.Einstein said those scores provide the first indicator of a student’s academic ability, but the core of what TCU admission looks at is high school work.“So let’s say I have 1200, and you have 1300,” he said. “Well, we both can do the work. Then the difference in testing really doesn’t come into play that much. It shouldn’t.”While there’s no formula for how TCU admission weighs different elements, high school performance is still key to predicting college performance in the first year, he said.“We could think you’re the greatest person in the world, you might have put together a fantastic ZeeMee profile (ZeeMee is an online portfolio that overviews a high school graduate’s activities and accomplishments), you might have a really artistic freedom of expression, you might have wowed us in your interview,” he said. “But if you’ve got D’s and F’s, you’re not going to get into TCU.”Addressing barriers to entry in test preparationThe College Board partnered with Khan Academy to offer free online test preparation, which coincided with its new SAT format administered in March 2016.Larsen praised the Khan Academy partnership as a step toward greater equality.“I think any time you have resources to prepare, then preparation is going to yield good results, but not everyone has access,” she said, adding, “Thank you, Khan Academy.”Richardson of Arlington Heights High School noted that many students may not have access to personal computers. Arlington Heights also offers free test preparation at the school.At Fort Worth Country Day School, students can access a free online testing preparation course.During lunch hours at Paschal High School, teachers give study sessions and tutorials. The school provides free transportation for students who don’t have test preparation materials at home.Test preparation materials are an added cost high school counselors look to offset for their students. (AP Photo)Outside of school, Paschal runs an SAT boot camp across four weeks in the summer that is open to students around the Fort Worth community, including homeschooled students.Gann said the camp does cost money, “but it is accessible for students that have financial need.”Beyond the monetary barrier, students who may have to work during the school year need a convenient time to prepare for the test, which Gann said he has tried to help with personally.“I know I’ve stayed after or come really early in the morning to meet some of these students to personally tutor them with SAT or ACT as well,” Gann said.At Fort Worth Country Day School, Larsen said she recognizes more work needs to be done to bridge the gap between low income and high scores.“I think standardized testing because it costs money, it can be a barrier, but for those who qualify for fee waivers, that’s tremendous that those students can be able to use them,” she said. “I have kids that have fee waivers. So, it’s not a private/public school kind of mentality.”Despite the barriers to entry and the increase in test-optional colleges, Larsen said she doesn’t see standardized tests going away anytime soon.“To me, it’s about are we being fair in the playing field of higher education and how can we, all sides of this profession, help these kids to feel like they have access to college,” she said. 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RSF_en Organisation Reporters Without Borders condemns the blocking, cyber-attacks and political pressure being directed at cablegate.wikileaks.org, the website dedicated to the US diplomatic cables. The organization is also concerned by some of the extreme comments made by American authorities concerning WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange. News December 4, 2010 – Updated on January 25, 2016 Wikileaks hounded? Earlier this week, after the publishing several hundred of the 250.000 cables it says it has in its possession, WikiLeaks had to move its site from its servers in Sweden to servers in the United States controlled by online retailer Amazon. Amazon quickly came under pressure to stop hosting WikiLeaks from the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and its chairman, Sen. Joe Lieberman, in particular.After being ousted from Amazon, WikiLeaks found a refuge for part of its content with the French Internet company OVH. But French digital economy minister Eric Besson today said the French government was looking at ways to ban hosting of the site. WikiLeaks was also recently dropped by its domain name provider EveryDNS. Meanwhile, several countries well known for for their disregard of freedom of expression and information, including Thailand and China, have blocked access to cablegate.wikileaks.org.This is the first time we have seen an attempt at the international community level to censor a website dedicated to the principle of transparency. We are shocked to find countries such as France and the United States suddenly bringing their policies on freedom of expression into line with those of China. We point out that in France and the United States, it is up to the courts, not politicians, to decide whether or not a website should be closed.Meanwhile, two Republican senators, John Ensign and Scott Brown, and an independent Lieberman, have introduced a bill that would make it illegal to publish the names of U.S. military and intelligence agency informants. This could facilitate future prosecutions against WikiLeaks and its founder. But a criminal investigation is already under way and many U.S. politicians are calling vociferously for Assange’s arrest.Reporters Without Borders can only condemn this determination to hound Assange and reiterates its conviction that WikiLeaks has a right under the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment to publish these documents and is even playing a useful role by making them available to journalists and the greater public.We stress that any restriction on the freedom to disseminate this body of documents will affect the entire press, which has given detailed coverage to the information made available by WikiLeaks, with five leading international newspapers actively cooperating in preparing it for publication.Reporters Without Borders would also like to stress that it has always defended online freedom and the principle of “Net neutrality,” according to which Internet Service Providers and hosting companies should play no role in choosing the content that is placed online Help by sharing this information