Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Sports betting regulation is moving rapidly across the US, but are consumer protections keeping up with the pace? To mark problem gambling awareness month, this session brings together some of the professionals looking to raise standards across the sports betting sector. Experts will share their key pain points, flag underlying issues and outline best practice examples for enhancing responsible gambling safeguards. Among the questions up for discussion will be: 16th March 2021 By contenteditor Building a sustainable sports betting ecosystem Topics: Social responsibility ICE365 Content Series Problem gambling Responsible gambling 1 minute read Sports betting regulation is moving rapidly across the US, but are consumer protections keeping up with the pace? Email Address Are state regulations providing sufficient safeguards for bettors?What are the market leaders doing to track and protect their customers?Can lessons from Europe be transferred across the pond?Have operators applied the same standards in Europe to US state markets? Speakers: Regions: US AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Martin Lycka, Senior Vice President of US Regulatory Affairs & Responsible Gambling, EntainKeith Whyte, Executive Director, National Council on Problem Gambling Seth Palansky, VP, Corporate Social Responsibility & Communications, Conscious Gaming
Interlinked Technologies Plc (INTERL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Interlinked Technologies Plc (INTERL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Interlinked Technologies Plc (INTERL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Interlinked Technologies Plc (INTERL.ng) 2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileInterlinked Technologies Plc develops, manufactures and markets porcelain and jointing materials for the energy, telecommunications and industrial sectors in Nigeria. The company was established to market and distribute the innovative Heat Shrink Technology pioneers by Raychem Corporation of Menlo Park, California. It has diversified into component design and manufacture, systems designs and upgrades, procurement and installation of complete power distribution substations and networks and engineering facility management. The ceramic products are marketed under the brand name Insulex and Aquakleen. Interlinked Technologies Plc’s head office is in Ikeja, Lagos and has a liaison office in Abuja for infrastructural development work in the Federal Capital Territory. Interlinked Technologies Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
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Coop Housing at River Spreefeld / Carpaneto Architekten + Fatkoehl Architekten + BARarchitektenSave this projectSaveCoop Housing at River Spreefeld / Carpaneto Architekten + Fatkoehl Architekten + BARarchitekten “COPY” Projects photographs: Ute Zscharnt, Daka, Michael Matuschka, Andreas Trogisch, Eric Tschernow, Johannes DumpePhotographs: Ute Zscharnt , Daka, Michael Matuschka, Andreas Trogisch, Eric Tschernow, Johannes DumpeSave this picture!© Eric TschernowText description provided by the architects. The Coop Housing is a jointly developed and administered project building upon experience gained from many previous self-made projects.Save this picture!DiagramIts mission: to harness its location’s unique potential to create a socially just, economically stable, and environmentally responsible urban building block.Save this picture!© Ute Zscharnt Open to the neighborhood and city Differentiation between private, communal, public spaces Options for contemporary forms of living Resource-saving, low-cost building Modular building design and construction Uniform fittings, sparingly used in the apartments Self-help construction Use-neutral building organization for living and working Self-production of renewable energy Economy of space: few elevators; shared and communal spaces Joint ownership for long-term affordable rents. Save this picture!© Eric TschernowThese were the significant objectives in 2008……Now we can summarize the characteristics of the project:Three buildings form a confident and distinct unity in their design and position in the urban space. Open to the river and the neighbors, they do not set themselves off like blocks. The individual and communal terraces have become a distinguishing feature; they offer a much-used compensation for the “loss” of open spaces to the public.Save this picture!© Ute ZscharntThe building design consists of predominantly simple support and construction systems that enable a rich variety of options for the organization of various uses. In this way, no two of the 64 apartment dwellings are alike, although they all follow the same principles.Save this picture!DiagramParticular care was taken to use only environmentally compatible building materials; the use of wood was reasonably maximized (wood panel exterior wall, wood wool insulation, solid wood balconies).Save this picture!© Ute ZscharntThe buildings comply with the Passive-House-Standard and produce their own regenerative energy through a cogeneration-unit, a geo-thermal-system and photovoltaics.Save this picture!DiagramIn addition to conventional units there are six cluster apartments that provide a communal living structure for groups of 4 to 21 people.Save this picture!© Michael MatuschkaThe residential population is quite diverse. It is multigenerational and multicultural, made possible by people both with and without money. Apartments are barrier-free; there is communal use of laundry rooms, fitness rooms, guest rooms, rooftop terraces, and the music and youth room.Save this picture!DiagramThe ground floor is largely open to the public, reflecting its attitude to the urban environment. It includes a carpentry workshop, catering kitchen, studios, daycare center, and a co-working space. Available to non-residents are Option Rooms – unassigned, unfinished spaces for community, social, or cultural projects. Option Rooms maintain the project’s open character at the juncture of living and urban development.Save this picture!© Michael MatuschkaThe ambitious budget helped to focus on the essentials.In exchange for the required equity capital, users could carry out needed construction work within their dwellings on-their-own. In this way, and also in showing solidarity by providing the necessary credit collateral, the project allowed the participation of people with very little capital.Save this picture!© Ute ZscharntRents are staggered and start at a level on par with government subsidized housing, without having received this subsidy. This has helped many of the Spreefeld residents, who could not otherwise afford to live in the city center under today’s conditions. Just as it was defined and administered from the start, participation has focused on collective concerns, uses, and spaces. The social skills that have developed throughout this process both enrich and facilitate a cooperative way of living. The objectives have been implemented for the most part, and the project generates income in the form of value in its use for both residents and the city. It produces new insights and has become part of the debate, allowing more people to have a say than just the “experts”. Save this picture!© Andreas TrogischProject gallerySee allShow lessHousing Extension in Puerto de Santa María / Yunes – TortoleroSelected Projects71 Above Restaurant / Tag Front ArchitectsSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Berlin, GermanyLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Year: CopyApartments•Berlin, Germany Save this picture!© Ute Zscharnt+ 37 Share Architects: BARarchitekten, Carpaneto Architekten, Fatkoehl Architekten Area Area of this architecture project Year: “COPY” Photographs ArchDaily Area: 7400 m² Area: 7400 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Apartments Coop Housing at River Spreefeld / Carpaneto Architekten + Fatkoehl Architekten + BARarchitekten ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/587590/coop-housing-project-at-the-river-spreefeld-carpaneto-architekten-fatkoehl-architekten-bararchitekten Clipboard 2013 Germany 2013 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/587590/coop-housing-project-at-the-river-spreefeld-carpaneto-architekten-fatkoehl-architekten-bararchitekten Clipboard CopyAbout this officeCarpaneto ArchitektenOfficeFollowFatkoehl ArchitektenOfficeFollowBARarchitektenOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBerlinMies van der Rohe AwardHousingResidentialGermanyPublished on January 17, 2015Cite: “Coop Housing at River Spreefeld / Carpaneto Architekten + Fatkoehl Architekten + BARarchitekten” 17 Jan 2015. 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ArchDaily Architects: Studio Pacific Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Area: 640 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project New Zealand CopyHouses•Rawhiti, New Zealand ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/791811/rawhiti-bach-studio-pacific-architecture Clipboard Photographs Rawhiti Bach / Studio Pacific ArchitectureSave this projectSaveRawhiti Bach / Studio Pacific Architecture Save this picture!© Simon Devitt+ 20 Share “COPY” Houses Products used in this ProjectWoodAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)Hardwood Lining – GOODWOODContractor:Mather BuildersStructural Engineer:Dunning Thornton ConsultantsDesign Team:Nick Barratt-Boyes, Peter Mitchell, Arindam Sen, Beth Chaney, Michael, Davis, Wayne Lightfoot, Patrick Thompson, Anna WindsorCity:RawhitiCountry:New ZealandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Simon DevittText description provided by the architects. Forty years of summers in Rawhiti had imprinted themselves on the Struthers. To accommodate the next generation of their family, Di and John wanted to replace their much-loved bach with one that would embrace the culture evolved over decades, would cater for anything from an intimate couple to a large celebratory crowd, and importantly become an heirloom for the next generation.Save this picture!© Simon DevittThe main building provides primary gathering spaces, main bedroom, informal ‘loft’ space, and boat store. Together these contain a trace of the spatial arrangements of the previous bach, leading to a form designed as an assemblage of objects, with intended misalignments, slippages and quirks. It climbs out of the ground, projecting out to near and distant views.Save this picture!© Simon DevittSave this picture!Plan 2While the bach was embedded in the family psyche, the additional structure, nicknamed the ‘sleep-out’, had no precedent; instead, it takes its lead from the site’s geographical qualities and, as a counterpoint to the main building, hunkers down into the hillside. Its bedrooms offer a retreat from the communal bustle of the main building. Shutters create a dynamic façade providing occupants with control over privacy and views to the landscape beyond. Together with the light-wells these look to manipulate the movement of light and air.Save this picture!© Simon DevittDispersing the functions into two structures lessened the impact on the sensitive setting, and activated an outdoor space that is left deliberately relaxed and spontaneous.Save this picture!SectionThe buildings have been designed to be long lasting, be grounded in the site, engage with the landscape, reinforce the sense of place, and sculpt light and views. Richness comes from a high level of craft, the quality of the spaces and the expression of materials, texture, colour, and grain. And ultimately, the design looked to reinforce and provide for a multiplicity of ways to come together, and share time and memories.Save this picture!© Simon DevittProject gallerySee allShow lessParc Central / BenoySelected ProjectsPLUKK Designs Town Hall and Community Center On Sloping Site in Czech RepublicUnbuilt Project Share Year: 2013 Projects Manufacturers: Australian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH) Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/791811/rawhiti-bach-studio-pacific-architecture Clipboard Rawhiti Bach / Studio Pacific Architecture CopyAbout this officeStudio Pacific ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRawhitiNew ZealandPublished on July 21, 2016Cite: “Rawhiti Bach / Studio Pacific Architecture” 21 Jul 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
2018 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/944029/two-patios-house-ignacio-correa Clipboard CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Cachagua, Chile Chile Two Patios House / Ignacio Correa Two Patios House / Ignacio CorreaSave this projectSaveTwo Patios House / Ignacio Correa ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/944029/two-patios-house-ignacio-correa Clipboard Architects: Ignacio Correa Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Manufacturers: BehrEngineering:Alex PoppBuilder:[email protected] Constructora SPACity:CachaguaCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Aryeh KornfeldRecommended ProductsWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXWindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroText description provided by the architects. The house is located on a hillside that faces the Pacific Ocean, to the south, and at the same time turns its back on the direction in which the sun moves. This condition, in which the sense of the views is in a direction contrary to that of the angles of solar exposure, defines the strategy of building two patios, one that clears the gaze towards the sea, and another that projects to the north to capture the natural light that illuminates the most important spaces of the project. This is how the house builds a double front that responds to the idea of ensuring the best conditions in the place where it is located.Save this picture!© Aryeh KornfeldSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Aryeh KornfeldOn the program, the house concentrates the common areas on the first floor so they can extend into the patios that flank them. The rooms instead are located on the second floor as a way to ensure more privacy.Save this picture!© Aryeh KornfeldSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© Aryeh KornfeldFinally, regarding the material, it is considered a mixed structure made up of steel profiles and pieces of dimensioned wood. Both the interior and exterior, cladding are considered in grooved pine in order to give continuity to the spaces and routes.Save this picture!© Aryeh KornfeldSave this picture!© Aryeh KornfeldProject gallerySee allShow lessSantomate Restaurant / Daniela Bucio Sistos // Taller de Arquitectura y DiseñoSelected ProjectsRecycling Brick Constructions in the UK: 14 Building Restorations and ExtensionsArticles Share Save this picture!© Aryeh Kornfeld+ 15Curated by Clara Ott Share Area: 1829 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: Projects Houses “COPY” Photographs: Aryeh Kornfeld Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeIgnacio CorreaOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsCachaguaOn FacebookChilePublished on July 24, 2020Cite: “Two Patios House / Ignacio Correa” [Casa dos patios / Ignacio Correa] 24 Jul 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Unclaimed assets grantmaker to support older people at risk 12 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Balance Charitable Foundation for Unclaimed Assets has announced its first grantmaking programme which will fund work focused on the needs of older people across the UK, particularly those over 75 at risk of social exclusion.Established in December 2003 the Balance Charitable Foundation (BCF) aims to release unclaimed assets held by the UK’s financial institutions and to use them to make grants to the charitable sector. It is a private initiative, independent of Government. The Programme for Older People, particularly those over 75, is open to applications which show real evidence of wider community involvement, and of the participation of older people in the design and running of the work. The Foundation adds that “applicants are encouraged to approach this funding opportunity in innovative ways”. Advertisement Howard Lake | 31 March 2005 | News Programme criteria include: new approaches to service delivery issues facing carers local advocacy initiatives the provision of information or advice innovative caring and housing solutions credit action schemes in local community organisations Applications are eligible from charitable or voluntary organisations working in the UK. Grants will normally be from £50,000 to £100,000, phased over up to five years. There will be one round of grants in 2005 and two rounds in 2006. The closing date for outline applications is 31 May 2005. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
Low-cost DRTV campaign for Merlin The advert will split test £3 and £5 asks and aims to recruit 400 monthly givers. It will air on a mix of satellite and cable channels, including UK Living, the Performance Channel and Fox News. If successful, it will be rolled out again in 2008, possibly on terrestrial and Freeview channels.Jindy Pal, Individual Giving Manager at Merlin, said that, although falling TV advertising rates had made a test DRTV campaign more attractive, it was using the archived footage that really made the advert cost-effective.“You can spend upwards of £100,000 just sending a film crew out to shoot new material”, he said, “and for a test of this size that was just not justified. In fact, I’d never want to spend that amount of money, not when we have shot such great footage over the years ourselves.” Pal estimated that Merlin has 300 hours of usable footage in its archive, along with other footage shot by volunteer and commissioned film makers.Derek Humphries, creative strategist and director at THINK Consulting Solutions, believes that this low-cost approach to DRTV will see the channel emerge from the preserve of the larger charities.“I feel certain,” he said, “we are about to see a resurgence of fundraising DRTV campaigns as the financial metrics become more attractive. As it is getting harder and more expensive to recruit donors by mail and door drops – and indeed all traditional recruitment media – so DRTV looks an increasingly attractive option. But to keep it a cost-effective option, charities need to bring costs under control, and one of the biggest cost centres is getting the raw material. Yet many charities have programme staff in the field equipped with digital cameras, so with a little training they will be able to shoot their own footage.”Peter Muffet, Director of THINK-DTV added: “By making DRTV so cost effective we are enabling smaller charities to compete with the NSPCC’s of this world.” Tagged with: Digital Individual giving About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Specialist medical charity Merlin is to use direct response TV (DRTV) for the first time in a donor recruitment campaign in November. By using archive footage shot by the charity’s programme workers, it has kept its costs very low.The advert, produced and edited by charity DRTV specialist THINK-DTV, features three mini-cases studies highlighting the three areas of Merlin’s work: conflict, disasters and healthcare collapse. THINK-DTV, part of the virtual agency set-up launched by charity sector consultancy THINK Consulting Solutions earlier this year, won the Merlin account after a five-way pitch in July. Advertisement Howard Lake | 17 September 2007 | News 25 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
A contingent from the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights on May Day 2017 in Atlanta.Within 24 hours, two immigrants died in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody in Georgia.First came the shocking news of the death of 27-year-old Panamanian national, Jean Carlos Jiménez-Joseph, found in a solitary confinement cell at the Stewart Detention Center early on the morning of May 16, with his bed sheet wrapped around his neck.Described by his family and friends as a talented musician and high school athlete, Jiménez-Joseph had lived most of his life in the U.S.ICE took custody of him on March 2, following a conviction for motor vehicle larceny in Wake County, N.C., and brought him to the Stewart Detention Center, the for-profit prison operated by CoreCivic, formerly known as the Corrections Corporation of America. Stewart is located in rural Lumpkin, Ga., about 100 miles south of Atlanta.It currently is the second largest immigrant detention facility in the U.S., with a capacity of 1,752 detainees. Stewart is often cited for its human rights violations, including poor medical care, unsanitary conditions, inedible food and prolonged solitary confinement practices.When Jiménez-Joseph died, he had been held in solitary for 19 days, following what prison officials described as “an attempt to get attention” by jumping off a second floor walkway to the ground. There is no indication he was receiving any mental health services.ICE policies limit the use of solitary confinement as a punishment to 14 days. Even though international law condemns solitary confinement as a form of torture, it is used regularly in the U.S.Jiménez-Joseph’s mother had traveled from North Carolina to visit him on Saturday, May 13. Alarmed at his mental state, she asked members of El Refugio to visit him on Sunday. El Refugio is an immigrant advocacy group that operates a hospitality house in Lumpkin, where visiting families can stay since there are no motels in the area.However, prison officials refused her visit, saying that since he was in solitary, Jiménez-Joseph was allowed only one visit a month.By early morning, May 15, Jean Carlos Jiménez-Joseph was dead.The very next day, May 16, ICE announced that Atul Bahibhai Patel, a 58- year-old Indian man, had died in Atlanta’s Grady Hospital.Patel had been arrested May 10, upon arriving at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, for having incomplete travel documents. He was transferred to the Atlanta City Detention Center on the next day. The ACDC is a huge city jail that also serves as an immigration detention facility under contract with ICE.A preliminary medical screening indicated that Patel suffered from high blood pressure and diabetes.On May 13, he was taken to Grady Hospital. He died three days later, reportedly from congestive heart failure. Atlanta’s Indian community facilitated a Hindu cremation ceremony and the return of his ashes to his family in India.Increased torture and detention of immigrantsThe torture at the Stewart Detention Center was back in the headlines when it was revealed that, on May 12, federal Judge Leslie Abrams had ordered the force-feeding of Vitaly Novikov, a 61-year-old Ukrainian refugee who first came to the U.S. in 1989 and became a permanent resident in 1992.Following his conviction on a domestic abuse charge in February, he was arrested and held at Stewart. He was ordered to be deported on April 18 and began a hunger strike on April 20. Stewart officials say he has lost at least 35 pounds.According to the May 18 Daily Report, Alejandro Hernández, an ICE supervisory detention and deportation officer, wrote in a court filing requesting the force-feeding order that Novikov’s death “could lead to acts of detainee violence and disruptions,” and threaten the safety of staff. He furthered stated that Novikov’s death “might spur more hunger strikes to gain benefits … including transfer or release from Stewart.”Abrams’ order also gives permission for prison staff to forcibly restrain Novikov to take blood samples and conduct other medical tests. Stewart has released no further information about Novikov other than to confirm that there is a detainee on hunger strike.These stories of incarcerated people highlight the ramped-up enforcement of immigration laws since Trump’s inauguration as U.S. president.Between Jan. 20 and April 29, there has been a 75 percent increase in ICE arrests in Georgia and North and South Carolina compared to the same period in 2016. (Atlanta Journal Constitution, May 18)Nationwide, the increase in arrests from 2016 is 38 percent. In 2017 so far, over 41,000 people have been picked up at their jobs, taken from their homes, arrested on the street without warning and taken into custody in advance of deportation. (TIME, May 17)Even ICE figures show that, among those arrested immediately after Trump’s inauguration, more than 25 percent of these working people had no criminal records at all, and another 25 percent had been convicted only of traffic offenses. (Washington Post, April 28)“The human rights of tens of thousands of immigrants are in constant peril at the hands of racist police forces, ruling class judges and courts, and for-profit prisons,” stated Kevin Caron of the Georgia Detention Watch, which has ongoing campaigns to shut down the Stewart Detention Center and the Atlanta City Detention Center.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Linkedin Previous articleWhat we’re reading: Six men charged in plot to kidnap Michigan governor, new evidence released in Breonna Taylor caseNext articleStudent tests positive for COVID-19 after attending summer party Larry Flores RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Vice President Mike Pence wave before the vice presidential debate Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, at Kingsbury Hall on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Facebook Twitter Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Facebook World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution ReddIt printSen. Kamala Harris spent the majority of the debate attacking President Donald Trump’s record while Vice President Mike Pence was on the defense Wednesday night at the University of Utah.Pence and Harris made the coronavirus pandemic a major talking point during the debate.Harris quickly and constantly attacked Trump’s response to COVID-19.“The American people have witnessed the greatest failure of any presidential administration in the history of our country,” Harris said.Harris spoke about Trump’s comments earlier this year about COVID-19 being a hoax and made it clear the Trump administration had minimized the impact COVID-19 would have at the start of this pandemic.Pence refuted these claims and said, “I want the American people to know that from the very first day, President Donald Trump has put the health of the American people first.”Read more: Where each presidential candidate stands on health carePence said Democratic nominee Joe Biden had called Trump’s travel ban on China xenophobia. He added that under Biden’s presidency, the 210,000 people dead of the coronavirus would be near 2 million people.The subject of the economy, taxes — and whether or not they would be raised — loomed over the debate.Harris made a point to mention the New York Times story that revealed that Trump paid only $750 in federal income tax in 2016 and 2017.Harris also pressed the issue of Donald Trump and his debt.“It’d really be good to know who the president of the United States, the commander in chief, owes money to because the American people have a right to know what is influencing the president’s decisions,” said Harris.Pence reiterated Trump’s claims that he has paid millions of dollars in taxes over the years. Pence also urged the viewers to read the documents that have been released before and are directly available to them.Pence claimed the Biden administration would repeal Trump’s tax relief bill and raise taxes on everybody, causing more problems during a pandemic. Harris refuted these claims and reiterated Biden’s plan to only raise taxes on those who make over $400,000 per year. The two vice-presidential candidates were separated 12 feet and had plexiglass barriers separating them. This is due to concerns over Trump’s positive COVID-19 test and the many recent cases in the White House. The second of three presidential debates will be held Thursday, Oct. 15. ReddIt Larry Flores This author does not have any more posts. Linkedin