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SportsHero builds on Indonesia launch with LaLiga partnership

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Casino & games Marketing & affiliates Social gaming SportsHero builds on Indonesia launch with LaLiga partnership Tags: Mobile Becomes official sports app partner for Spanish football body 29th August 2018 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: Asia Europe Indonesia Southern Europe Spain Casino & games Sports prediction, gamification and marketing company SportsHero has agreed a partnership in Indonesia with LaLiga, the top division of Spanish club football. SportsHero, which recently launched into the Indonesian market, hailed the agreement as a “landmark transaction” for the company. It will initially serve as LaLiga’s official sports app partner for Indonesia across the 2018-19 season, which commenced earlier this month, with an option to extend the deal into the 2019-20 campaign. The partnership provides a host of prizes being made available for SportsHero users, including VIP tickets to watch LaLiga games in Spain with a private stadium tour, access to team training sessions, as well as a host of other branded and signed LaLiga merchandise. SportsHero will run monthly LaLiga competitions for users to win the LaLiga Hero of the Month and Golden Boot awards. LaLiga will also promote SportsHero on its official Facebook page geo-targeted to its 3.19 million active followers in Indonesia and via editorial on the LaLiga website. Additionally, SportsHero has secured full partnership support and rights to LaLiga’s intellectual property. SportsHero chief executive Tom Lapping said: “The deal is a major win for the millions of passionate football fans in Indonesia who can now get closer than ever to the on-field action and will enable the SportsHero business to quickly ramp up momentum just two months after we launched into the Indonesian market.”The agreement comes after LaLiga recently signed ManBetX as its official betting partner in Asia. The deal will run for three years, covering the 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons. Commenting on the SportsHero deal, LaLiga head of global partnerships and marketing, Gregory Bolle, said: “Indonesia is a major focus for LaLiga as we continue to disrupt the way our fans connect with the game they love by using technology to drive engagement.” SportsHero allows fans to predict the right outcomes in sports games. Users with exceptional prediction skills can go on to become sports heroes and feature on the leader board function on the app. Users who predict the right outcomes in sports games can win coins to load-up their wallet and redeem at SportsHero’s e-store on merchandise, entertainment products and money-can’t buy experiences. Email Addresslast_img read more

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Archbishop of Canterbury’s Christmas Day sermon

first_img Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Press Release Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Bath, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Featured Events Rector Collierville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Albany, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Tags Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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In Star Wars an abandoned orphan on a desert planet turns into a knight leading the struggle for freedom. Platform 9 and three quarters takes Harry Potter into a world of magic and purpose.Not so in the gospel stories, even those of Christmas. Yes, the shepherds see angels. Yes, Mary and Joseph have dreams and are chosen as special people.Yet after the moments of miracles life goes on almost as before – the shepherds return to their sheep, Joseph settles back as a carpenter, Mary raises children. They flee as refugees, like over 60 million people today. Yet their story is the beginning of ours, it is an invitation to lives of freedom, found through God’s freely offered love.Delivering freedom is usually seen as the role and the promise of political leaders. The French philosopher Rousseau famously started his book on the social contract by writing, “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains “. But he goes on and sets out the problem that besets all offerings of freedom: “One man thinks himself the master of others, but remains more of a slave than they are.”In the manger is something completely different from all human strivings for freedom. The baby in the manger is a paradox from the first breath he draws in his mother’s arms to the last cry he utters on the cross. He is power seen in humility, and He offers freedom expressed in loving service.It is this Christly paradox of freedom springing from the overflowing of love that leads to salvation, to the common good and human flourishing. There is no power in the universe stronger than God’s love and it is directed towards the liberation of human beings.This liberation begins with the risky, counter-intuitive birth of God in the form of a baby of a teenage single mother, in a poor family in a war-torn country ruled by an infant slaughtering, family murdering psychopath. Jesus’ life continues mostly in obscurity and appears to ends in betrayal, abandonment and humiliating execution.Even Jesus’ brief periods of fame, of celebration and decisive action look like God’s apparent mistakes. An host of angels appears to a bunch of shepherds. Shepherds were the low life in those days – the butt of many jokes. They were armed, used to fighting, lived rough and were often untrustworthy. Bethlehem is less than ten miles from Jerusalem, the angels could have announced the Messiah to the important and influential just down the road. Instead a bunch of shepherds confuse the sheep by leaving them, frighten the town police by entering Bethlehem, surprise a mother who was probably, having just given birth, not entirely in the mood for entertaining, and then return. One could be forgiven for thinking that this was a good plan badly executed.Yet this is no mistake, but the greatest plan there ever could be, because this baby is the way God calls us to relationship with Him, to lives of purpose and to being witnesses that God is with us.The manger offers a compelling invitation to life. Each year at Christmas we have a guest Carol service at Lambeth Palace. We hear from those who have recently begun to find the life Jesus offers. They come from all sorts of places, from people who have been trafficked into slavery to people who have known only power. Their stories of responding to the invitation of the manger born baby are the best part of my year.Not only is the manger an invitation to life, but of life abundant, full and free. Mary is the second of God’s beautiful apparent mistakes. Surely, God should have chosen someone accustomed to the demands of a political life? Yet in Mary we see the kind of life that is ours when we accept the invitation of God. It is abundant, suffering, dramatic, but above all a life of fulfilling freedom. This divine-human leader Jesus does not subdue, or diminish His followers, but enables them to be all that a human being could be, to be truly liberated.This self-emptying, helpless, stable born baby who is God has brought and continues to bring more freedom than all earth’s most powerful leaders. The nature of those who have power is to seek to hold onto it. In 2017 we have seen around the world tyrannical leaders that enslave their peoples, populist leaders that deceive them, corrupt leaders that rob them, even simply democratic, well intentioned leaders of many parties and countries who are normal, fallible human beings. We have experienced across our country terrorism that kills the innocent, claiming that it is the path to freedom in God.The nature of God who has all power, and from whom all power comes, is to lay it aside for love’s sake and thus without fear, force or manipulation to offer true freedom for every human being. God is showing all truth in its completest form, all love in its purest aspect, the true light of freedom all wrapped up in the baby in Bethlehem.The light needed witnesses at the beginning and needs them to this day. It is the calling of every Christian to be a witness to the light, in word and deed, in all circumstances.In Coventry Cathedral is one of my favourite pictures, the Stalingrad Madonna. It was drawn on paper in charcoal on Christmas Day 1942, 75 years ago, by a German medical officer under siege from the advancing Russian armies near Stalingrad. It shows Mary huddled against the terrible cold, holding Jesus, sheltered, to her cheek. Round her are the words “Licht, leben, Liebe” (Light, Life, love). Christ offers life of true freedom in love, in the darkest places his light shines. Every human being is invited to share that life and freedom. Christians are its witnesses. Director of Music Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH last_img read more

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Gov. DeSantis announces lower eligible ages for COVID vaccine statewide, starting…

first_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Photo by Bruce Mars From the Orange County NewsroomMayor Jerry Demings of Orange County shared the latest update from Governor Ron DeSantis on Thursday that COVID-19 vaccinations would be open to 40+ next week, and 18+ the week following. Demings continued with COVID news, sharing that Orange County would continue to provide free testing throughout April, new FEMA sites, and continued mental health support for those struggling with pandemic related issues.STATEWIDE VACCINE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIAGovernor Ron DeSantis announced on Thursday that the state of Florida would lower the eligible age for COVID-19 vaccinations.Monday, March 29, 2021 — FL residents 40+ will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccineMonday, April 5, 2021 — FL residents 18+ will be eligible to receive the vaccineAs a reminder, come Monday March 29, 2021, there will be several location options for eligible residents 40 and up to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, including the Orange County Convention Center, Federal Retail Pharmacies, FEMA Vaccination Site at Valencia College West Campus, other FEMA sites, etc.For more information about COVID-19 vaccine efforts in Orange County, visit AVAILABLE: CONVENTION CENTER DRIVE-THRU VACCINATION SITEThe Florida Department of Health in Orange County will reopen appointments for the Drive-Thru Vaccination Site at the Orange County Convention Center on Monday, March 29, 2021, at 9 a.m.The site will expand its total capacity to provide 3,400 vaccinations per day. For a list of all eligible individuals, please visit, to assist residents, Orange County Government has following resources for COVID-19 vaccination:A Dose of Truth: COVID-19 Vaccine Myths: What Orange County Residents Need to KnowFrequently Asked Questions Regarding COVID-19 Vaccinations in Orange CountyHelp debunk common COVID-19 vaccination myths (Video)What To Expect When Getting Your COVID-19 Vaccination at the Convention Center (Video)FEMA VACCINATION HUB AT VALENCIA WESTEarlier this week, the Florida Division of Emergency Management announced that the federally-supported vaccination sites at Valencia College West Campus will continue to administer first doses of the vaccine from March 24, 2021, through April 7, 2021. After that date, the Florida Division of Emergency Management will assess the community’s needs.Orange County urges interested residents to arrive early to receive their vaccination, as daily capacity limits for first dose walk-ups are reached quickly.Valencia College West Campus (FEMA Vaccination Hub): 1800 S Kirkman Road, Orlando, FL 328117 day per week, open at 7 a.m., (or until supply is out) walk-ups onlyVisit FEMA VACCINATION SITEOrange County Library South Trail Branch: 4600 S Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 328397 day per week, open at 9 a.m., walk-ups onlyFor additional vaccinations sites in Orange County, visit EXTENDED THROUGHOUT APRILProviding free testing for residents continues to be a priority for Orange County Health Services. Testing at Barnett Park runs through April 30, 2021. Residents are encouraged to get a test if they have been exposed to anyone with COVID-19. Testing is essential in helping contain the spread of the virus.Barnett Park (Both PCR/molecular and rapid testing): 4801 W Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 328087 days per week, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.For more information, visit GET CONNECTED TO LOCAL BEHAVIORAL AND MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, many individuals have reported an increase level of stress or anxiety. It is important to be mindful of your own personal needs to ensure a safe and healthy lifestyle.To help residents achieve this, Orange County Government has launched its OrangeConnects Program, developed by mental health experts in Orange County’s Community and Family Services Department.The program is a confidential, free web-based navigation platform that connects residents with behavior/mental health providers in their area. The online tool will ask a short list of questions about the resident’s thoughts and feelings, and then matches them to a list of providers who specialize in supporting those needs.Orange Connects is for any resident experiencing difficulties and can help with:SadnessFeeling anxious or stressedNot eating or sleepingInability to focusScary thoughts or dreamsProblems with a child’s behaviorFeeling angryUsing drugs or alcohol too muchDifficulty paying attentionDifficulty getting things doneFeeling that you don’t want to live any longerneeding support related to your gender or sexualityAnything else that is bothering youFor more information, visit LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here TAGSCOVID-19Eligible AgesFEMAGovernor Ron DeSantisMental HealthOrange County GovernmentOrangeConnects ProgramTest SitesVaccinationVaccination Sites Previous articleFederal government to investigate sharp increase in Florida manatee deathsNext articleUpdating Breaking News: Apopka police closing in on hit-and-run driver involved in fatal collision Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate center_img Please enter your comment! 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Garoza House / Herreros Arquitectos

first_img Year:  CopyHouses•Spain Save this picture!© OjOvivOfoto | Paula ArroyoOnlythe last layer of the facade and the roof are placed in situ to ensurecontinuity, overlap and waterproofing of joints. Garoza House / Herreros Arquitectos Spain Architects: Herreros Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Javier CallejasCompleteunits are manufactured in a workshop, with all interior finishes of the maximumsize supported by conventional transport (3m wide, 2.5m tall, and up to 12mlong). Year:  Project gallerySee allShow lessZaha Hadid Wins European Museum of the Year Award for RiversideArticlesTunnel Monitoring Complex Hausmannstaetten / Dietger Wissounig ArchitektenSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeHerreros ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodSpainPublished on May 23, 2013Cite: “Garoza House / Herreros Arquitectos” [Casa Garoza / Herreros Arquitectos] 23 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – MetrisVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ EffectPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceBricksEndicottBrick Facade at the Bruce Nesbitt African American Cultural CenterBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenRailing / BalustradesSolarluxBalcony Glazing – SL 60eUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Products in Palazzo VolpiChairshorgenglarusUpholstered Chair – diva 5-154Wall / Ceiling LightsHE WilliamsLED Downlight – 4DR RoundMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?静谧的 Garoza 住宅 / Herreros Arquitectos是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!Growth DiagramsIndustrializedmodular housing prototype that allows growth and changes over time. Allbuilding systems are dry. “COPY” Garoza House 10.1 is the first applicationof the industrialized prototype, adjusted to the needs and personality of itsowners. 2010 Houses Area:  75 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Javier CallejasInteriorpartitions, storage and fixed furniture are incorporated to the walls, whichhouse good technical quality building services, home automation and othercustomized items for each configuration. Save this picture!© Javier Callejas+ 13 Share Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!Transversal Section 2010 “COPY” Garoza House / Herreros ArquitectosSave this projectSaveGaroza House / Herreros Arquitectos Save this picture!© OjOvivOfoto | Paula ArroyoThe resulting assemblage offers quality,control over the building runtime, maintenance plans and growth options farsuperior to traditional construction. Principles of sustainable economy and thespirit of recycling accompany all project decisions. ArchDailylast_img read more

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Charity Commission moves to new Liverpool offices

first_imgCharity Commission moves to new Liverpool offices The Commission’s main contact centre number remains unaffected, 0870 333 0123. The new address is 12 Princes Dock, Princes Parade, Liverpool L3 1DE. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 15 May 2005 | News The Charity Commission’s north of England office has moved within Liverpool to Princes Dock, part of a redevelopment scheme on the waterfront.The new offices will house the Commission’s contact centre for the North of England, together with the charity visits and policy research departments. Two hundred staff are based in the Liverpool office. The move comes following the end of the lease of the Commission’s previous location in Queen’s Dock. Advertisementcenter_img  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Warm Winter Leaves Stored Corn At Risk For Mold

first_img* Keep grain as cool as possible for as long as possible. If planning to hold onto corn past the middle of June, consider warming it to about 50 degrees. Home Indiana Agriculture News Warm Winter Leaves Stored Corn At Risk For Mold Moldy corn can contain toxins harmful – even fatal – to livestock. Much of the corn grown in Indiana is used as animal feed. “Farmers should constantly be checking their grain for mold growth,” Stroshine said. “If they find mold, they’ve got to get that corn out of the bin as soon as possible so that it doesn’t spread to other grain in the bin.” Before farmers go full throttle into the 2012 planting season, they would be wise to inspect what’s left of their 2011 corn crop for signs of mold, says a Purdue University agricultural engineer. Richard Stroshine said he has heard scattered reports of Indiana farmers finding higher-than-normal percentages of moldy, discolored kernels when they’ve removed corn from storage facilities. Elevators and other buyers of corn pay less for mold-contaminated grain, if they buy it at all. Corn stored in bins since the fall harvest could be at a heightened threat for mold, Stroshine said. The reason? A winter that wasn’t cold enough for long enough to protect the grain from fungal infection. Facebook Twitter Bins should be visually inspected and grain temperatures monitored weekly, Stroshine said. He recommended running bin fans for 30 minutes before entering the storage facility to conduct an inspection. “Aeration will push musty odors, which are indicative of mold growth, to the headspace of the bin,” he said. “If the problems are deeper in the bin it will take longer for odors to reach the surface. So you could run the fans another 2-4 hours and check again. “While you’re in the bin, look for signs of condensation on the inside of the bin’s roof. That’s an indication you’ve had moisture generated by mold activity. Also, look for crusting on the grain’s surface, which is symptomatic of mold growth.” SHARE Farmers also should check grain temperatures for mold-generated hot spots at numerous places in the grain mass, Stroshine said. If a producer does not have a temperature probe, a metal rod will do. Stroshine advised sliding the rod into the grain and pulling it out after about 15 minutes. If the rod is warm, mold could be present. Insects that invade stored grain probably will be active earlier this year, he said. By Gary Truitt – Apr 2, 2012 A typical winter with air temperatures regularly near or below freezing allows corn to be cooled to temperatures near freezing, inhibiting mold development. That is particularly important when corn is stored at or above 15 percent moisture. This past winter saw many days above 50 degrees Fahrenheit, creating conditions more favorable for mold growth. When mold risks are high, farmers should take steps to evenly cool the grain in the bin. A common practice, known as coring, involves taking one or more truckloads of corn from the bin and leveling the crop that remains. The process removes fine material that often accumulates in the center – or core – of the bin, filling air pockets between kernels and restricting air circulation. Warm Winter Leaves Stored Corn At Risk For Mold * Exercise extreme caution when entering a bin. Grain can shift and trap a farmer, leading to potential suffocation. A family member or friend should remain outside the bin to offer assistance, if needed. Shut off and tag out unloading equipment before entering a bin. Previous articleBillboards Encourages Us to Read the Fine PrintNext articleNCGA to Hold Ethanol Education Competition Gary Truitt * Cover bin fans when fans are not running to keep warm, humid air and rodents from entering the bin through the fan inlet. Covers can be made from plywood, sheet metal, heavy plastic or canvas. SHARE Facebook Twitter To ensure even airflow distribution, farmers should maintain a level surface at the top of the bin. Without sufficient and uniform air movement in the bin, heat can build up in some areas and promote mold growth. Farmers who cored their bins reduced the likelihood of mold problems this spring but still should keep an eye on their leftover crop, Stroshine said. Those who didn’t perform coring operations will need to be even more vigilant, he said. Stroshine offered other grain bin tips: More information about corn storage and mold issues is available in the paper “Check Stored Corn for Potential Problems” by Stroshine and fellow agricultural engineer Matt Roberts. The paper can be found on Purdue’s Post Harvest Grain Quality website by going to and then clicking on “News and Information.” Related information can be found by clicking on the “Extension Publications” tab.last_img read more

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Fort Worth Muslim community seeks unity and outreach over fear

first_imgFort Worth Zoo raises $90 million for new exhibits Twitter Katie Coleman printWith the increase in hate crimes and the rising threat of systemic discrimination in America following the election of Donald Trump, the Islamic community in Fort Worth is striving to maintain a positive attitude.After the election, American Muslim organizations issued a national call to discuss the election. The Muslims in Fort Worth went to mosque, prayed, and counseled one another.According to the FBI 2015 hate crime statistics, attacks on Muslims increased 67 percent since 2014, and Muslim reports on Twitter indicate the upward trend continued after the 2016 election.Entrance to Ibrahimi Mosque in Fort WorthDuring his campaign, President-Elect Donald Trump proposed a ban on Muslims entering the country and insinuated during debates and speeches that all Muslims are terrorists.Since his election the Muslim ban has been removed from his website, but there is still discussion of re-creating a Muslim registry.Fort Worth psychaitrist Dr. Basheer Ahmed said the anti-Muslim rhethoric is causing children to be bullied at school.Ahmed said a nine-year old came home with bruises and told his parents his classmates beat him, called him a terrorist, called his father a terrorist and told him he should go home. “He was born here,” Ahmed said. “His father was a professor. He has three PhDs, and he was a professor in three universities in this country.”Ahmed said the boy’s father was working on a project: How to protect people from mass terrorist attacks.“He was also threatened a few months ago by some neighbors,” Ahmed said. “When this incident occurred with the son he sent his family back home. Now he’s commuting between Pakistan and here.”Fort Worth’s Imam Moujahed M. Bakhach said he has noticed the rise in harassment against Muslims in North Texas.Imam Bakhach meets with reporters to discuss refugees.“The hate crime, the crazy. No doubt about it, it’s increasing,” Bakhach said. “We saw that young lady Muslim in Richardson that somebody tried to take the headscarf from her. We have others say the same thing.”Bakhach said he counsels to be brave and visible.“Be proud of your head scarf, be proud of your faith, and stand up,” Bakhach said. “It’s positive more than negative. Keep standing.”Bakhach said involvement in outreach programs-  such as volunteering for habitat for humanity and becoming a member of the clergy and police alliance- has helped to keep his community safe.“That’s defense line number one,” Bakhach said. “Neighbors. When my neighbor understand who am I, then if someone is to speak against me, he or she or they will stand up against them.”Fort Worth Police Officer Daniel Segura said no hate crimes were reported after the election, but they take the threats very seriously.“We are constantly looking at Facebook posts or any posts about hate crimes,” Segura said. “We follow each one of them.”Reporter for Dallas Islam and instructor for TCU’s Silver Frogs Dina Malki said the Muslims in her community are counseling themselves with Qu’ranic teachings of patience and trust in their creator.“I’m concerned, I’m scared,” Malki said. “But you put your trust in God and you go out. I’m not going to take the Hijab off because it’s my crown. It shows my identity.”The interfaith group Daughters of Abraham holds open discussions so women of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim faith can learn from and support one another. The Muslim women in attendance of their meeting Thursday echoed Malki’s comments.Richard C. Esler III, FBI’s liason to the Muslims community in Dallas, speaks at IQRA town hall meeting, October 2016“We don’t reject God’s plan, we accept it,” said group member Elizabeth Shaheed of Trump’s election.Moazam Syed, co-founder of the Institute of Qu’ranic Knowledge and Religious Acceptance said he still believes in American democracy.“After the election we felt as if somebody died,” Syed said. “But whatever it is, he won. He’s the president, we have to accept it and try to find ways, make channels to work with him.”Both Malki and Syed expressed concerns about the American government deteriorating into that of the countries they left behind.“I came here by choice because I admired the American way of life, democracy, opportunity, equality to all- something in the Middle East we don’t have,” Malki said “It’s very shocking and devastating that we’re going to lose these things here.” ReddIt ReddIt Website| + posts Parks department plans to restore neglected neighborhood Linkedin Linkedin Thousands of people march through downtown Fort Worth for human rights Twitter Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaycenter_img Katie Coleman Facebook Kimiya International talks about sex trafficking in DFW Katie Coleman Katie Coleman is a senior in news and media studies. 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CBD is the new hemp thing

first_imgTwitter Elizabeth Ragone Local celebrities join Taste Project in the fight against hunger Linkedin printCannabinoid stores are rapidly sprouting up across the country and have made their way to Fort Worth.Your CBD Store opened in Keller in October 2018 and is adding locations on Berry Street on May 4 and on Hulen Street later this month. President Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill to federally legalize industrial farming of hemp, but it prohibits items from containing over .3% of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the source of marijuana’s notorious high. According to the Texas Department of Agriculture, states are authorized to create and establish regulations before hemp production is permitted. After Texas passes hemp laws, the focus will shift to making rules for the new market opportunity, like licensing, production and testing. Your CBD store in Keller. Video by Elizabeth Ragone“The bill passed unanimously,” said Chrissy Crowell, owner of the Keller store. “The vote was 144 to zero.” The Texas House approved the bill on April 23, so the decision now lies with the Texas Senate. A lag in the Texas Legislature passing laws on hemp has blurred technicalities, but it hasn’t stopped stores from opening. “We sell tinctures, drops that dissolve under the tongue, water solubles, topical pain creams, candy, chapstick and even dog treats,” Crowell said. “We are super excited about our skin care line.”Items sold at Your CBD store. Video by Elizabeth Ragone.Hemp is not marijuana, but the two plants are both members of the Cannabis Sativa family.“Most people think hemp is the male strand, but it’s actually the female strand that has higher traces of cannabinoids and lower amounts of THC,” Crowell said. Chrissy Crowell. Photo by Elizabeth Ragone.Crowell was left with relentless fatigue and irritability from the difficult birth, and pregnancy, of her twins six years ago. She started using CBD six years ago when doctor and chiropractor visits, as well as other alternative natural remedies, didn’t work.“I felt the change and noticed a difference in my moods. I was more patient,” Crowell said. “Then I saw the difference in science when I got my blood work back. There is science behind this.”The store’s team includes a doctor to educate the employees on CBD’s maximum benefits to enrich their service to people. Crowell’s team is stacked with the help of a lawyer to navigate the maze of Texas’ hemp policy, until the legislation establishes the state’s laws.Employees explain products to customers. Video by Elizabeth Ragone“We are the flagship store in the area, so we are helping the other locations,” Crowell said. “I want to do what I can to educate people on CBD and its benefits.”Employees are eager to educate and help customers to make for a personable experience. They make Your CBD Store more than just a name. “Everyone has their own story, and I have witnessed people’s testimonies of sad stories getting better because of CBD,” Crowell said.Hemp farming will definitely add unique aspects to Texas’ agriculture and social culture if the Texas Senate passes the bill. TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history + posts Linkedin ReddIt Facebook Free speech crisis: Behind the scenes World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Running to save rhinos Elizabeth Ragone Petitioning Fort Worth, TCU to see ‘Lime’ light Elizabeth Ragone Elizabeth Ragone Elizabeth Ragone Twitter Previous articleA new late-night restaurant is coming to TCUNext articleMayoral candidates talk transportation, education, discrimination in Fort Worth Elizabeth Ragone RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook ReddIt Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

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Americans are Spending More than Ever on Rent

first_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Americans are Spending More than Ever on Rent Share Save Previous: HUD’s Distressed Sales Program Weathers Criticism Next: DS News Webcast: Thursday 1/7/2016 The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles About Author: Brian Honea Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Housing Affordability rents Zillow Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago January 6, 2016 1,778 Views Home / Daily Dose / Americans are Spending More than Ever on Rent Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Rising rental costs as well as a surge in the number of households renting resulted in Americans spending about $19 billion more in rent during 2015 than they did in 2014, according to a recent report from Zillow.In 2015, the number of rental households increased by about 1.8 million from the previous year up to about 43 million, while the aggregate rent paid jumped from $519 billion up to $535 billion (close to a 4 percent increase), according to Zillow.To put into perspective the amount of aggregate rent paid by Americans in 2015, this number was comparable to the Department of Defense’s budget (approximately $575 billion) and nearly five times the aggregate cost of dental care for Americans in 2014.The high rents paid by Americans are hampering home sales, according to Zillow. In November, Zillow issued a report stating that would-be homebuyers were in a catch 22 because of high rental costs—they can’t afford a down payment on a house because they are putting so much money toward rent, and they are putting so much money toward rent because they can’t afford a down payment on a house.Renters in the New York metro area accounted for more than one-tenth of the country’s total rent paid in 2015, at $56 billion. In Los Angeles, renters spent about $35 billion on rent in 2015. In all, renters in the nation’s largest 50 metro areas paid about two-thirds of the aggregate rent last year. Of the 50 largest metros, the area where renters paid the lowest rent was Salt Lake City with $800 million, according to Zillow. The two metro areas where the most rent was paid on single-family units were Los Angeles and Chicago.Zillow reported in November that rental affordability had worsened 28 of the largest 35 metros over the previous year and that rental affordability is worse than the historical average in 34 of the 35 largest metros. Mortgage affordability worsened in 18 of the largest 35 metros in the previous year, according to Zillow. Chief Economist Svenja Gudell said that although paying a mortgage is more affordable than renting, “many current renters aren’t able to realize the savings that come with homeownership because as home values and rents keep rising, it’s getting increasingly difficult to clear the down payment hurdle.” Housing Affordability rents Zillow 2016-01-06 Brian Honealast_img read more

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Council accused of having an Ad hoc approach to Donegal’s Diaspora

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp Newsx Adverts By News Highland – December 1, 2011 Twitter Google+ Facebook Pinterest Twitter PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Google+ WhatsAppcenter_img Previous articleFormer Bishop of Derry ‘profoundly ashamed’ of report findingsNext articleDonegal TDs have their say during Dail septic tank debate News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook A Councillor has described the council’s current engagement with Donegal’s Diaspora as Ad hoc suggesting the county is missing out on tourism and inward investment.The Government has designated 2013 as a national gathering of all the country’s Diaspora with Councillor Brendan Byrne urging the council to make sure plans are in place so Donegal will benefit.He says that at the moment people who have left Donegal or who have connections with it, are not being properly engaged:[podcast][/podcast] Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Council accused of having an Ad hoc approach to Donegal’s Diaspora 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republiclast_img read more

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