UAE set to agree on BlackBerry

first_img Sunday 26 September 2010 9:57 pm whatsapp Show Comments ▼ KCS-content whatsapp Sharecenter_img The United Arab Emirates is “very optimistic” about reaching an agreement in a dispute with BlackBerry maker Research In Motion before an official deadline, a top Abu Dhabi official said.The UAE has threatened to suspend Research In Motion’s BlackBerry Messenger, email and Web browser services from 11 October until the government could get access to encrypted messages. “We are very optimistic about the outcome. We both are working very hard trying to resolve the issues.. .it’s going to be solved before the deadline,” Mohammed al-Bawardi, secretary general at Abu Dhabi’s executive council, said yesterday. The UAE has some 500,000 BlackBerry users. Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof UAE set to agree on BlackBerry Tags: NULL by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comlast_img read more

Pragmatic Play enters Colombia with Wplay.co

first_img Pragmatic Play enters Colombia with Wplay.co Tech & innovation Tags: Online Gambling AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: LATAM Colombia Online gaming software provider Pragmatic Play has expanded its services into the regulated Colombian market by rolling out its slot content with local operator Wplay.co.Under the agreement, Wplay.co has launched Pragmatic’s entire portfolio of slot games, including titles such as Da Vinci’s Treasure, Mustang Gold, and Wolf Gold.Wplay.co was the first operator to secure an online gambling licence in Colombia after the country’s regulated igaming market opened for business in 2016, becoming the first South American country to launch a regulatory framework. “We are always looking to enter new regulated markets and look forward to a long and successful partnership with Wplay.co,” Pragmatic’s chief business development officer, Yossi Barzely, said.Julio Cesar Tamayo, chief executive at Wplay.co, added: “Pragmatic Play’s games stand out in a crowded marketplace, with a wide array of successful content, and we’re thrilled to have them on board.“We’re looking forward to offering our customers the very best in immersive gaming from the slot provider’s innovative portfolio.”During the past 12 months, Pragmatic Play has also signed new commercial deals with the likes of Svenska Spel, Kindred and Casumo. 22nd July 2019 | By contenteditor Topics: Tech & innovation Online gaming software provider Pragmatic Play has expanded its services into the regulated Colombian market by rolling out its slot content with local operator Wplay.co. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

Vodafone shares offer a 6.5% yield: should I buy them for a passive income?

first_img Building a portfolio to provide a reliable passive income isn’t easy. In a world of low interest rates, I want high dividend yields. But I also need to feel confident that the payouts on offer won’t be cut. I reckon Vodafone Group (LSE: VOD) shares could be an ideal choice for my income portfolio.Here, I’ll look at the latest numbers from the group and explain why I’m very tempted by Vodafone’s share price and 6.5% dividend yield.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…Keep it simpleThere are lots of complicated ways to pick shares to buy. But when I’m hunting for stocks for my passive income portfolio, I focus my efforts on one simple but essential metric. Free cash flow.The method I use is to focus on companies which produce enough free cash flow (surplus cash) each year to comfortably cover their dividend payments. As well as looking at recent performance, I look at past years — I want a consistent record of cash-backed dividends.Although there are companies that can pay dividends not covered by free cash flow, my experience suggests this will eventually become a problem. Dividends are paid in real cash. If the cash doesn’t come from a company’s operations, then it must come from debt or other external funding. In my experience, this usually becomes unsustainable eventually, leading to a cut.Do Vodafone shares tick my boxes?Vodafone boss Nick Read knows that most investors view the firm’s shares as an income investment. Free cash flow is always one of the first financial metrics that’s listed in the company’s results.Last year, the group generated free cash flow of €4,949m, enough to cover the €2,415m dividend payout twice over. In last week’s half-year results, Vodafone confirmed that a similar performance is expected this year.City analysts expect the €0.09 per share dividend to remain unchanged this year. This gives the stock a forward yield of about 6.5% at current prices. I see this as a safe payout. But are the shares cheap enough to buy?Making good progressVodafone has been in transition over the last few years, consolidating after several large acquisitions and asset sales. However, in my view, the group is now well along this path and is making good progress.Last week’s half-year results showed an increase in profits and free cash flow for the period. The next big improvement should come early next year when the company’s radio mast business, Vantage Towers, is due to be floated on the stock market.Back in September, Vodafone shares were a little cheaper and offered a yield of 7.2%. At the time, I said I thought the dividend would be safe this year and that I’d be happy to own the stock for income.Vodafone’s share price has risen a little since then. This has pushed the dividend yield on this FTSE 100 stock down to about 6.5%. My view hasn’t changed though. I still think the shares offer good value and would be happy to buy the stock for my passive income portfolio. Enter Your Email Address There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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Stock market recovery: 10 British stocks I’d buy in December

first_imgStock market recovery: 10 British stocks I’d buy in December I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Just because we’re heading towards the end of the year doesn’t mean I get to take my foot off the accelerator with regards to investing. Global stock markets had an incredibly strong November. For example, US markets had their best performance in over three decades. Here in the UK, the stock market recovery was also in full swing. The FTSE 100 index has gained around 13% over the past month. So looking forward, which are the British stocks that I think are worth buying right now?Brexit winnersOne of the main themes I’m trying to capitalise on at the moment is the potential for an upcoming Brexit deal. Talks are going down to the wire, but in my opinion it looks more likely than not that we can achieve a deal. In this case, the stock market recovery in the UK should be boosted from British stocks. For example, financials like Lloyds Banking Group and Barclays could perform strongly. Companies in the property sector such as British Land Co and Taylor Wimpey are also on my watchlist.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…What I’m trying to achieve with these companies is getting outperformance above the general FTSE 100 index. These sectors and specific firms have shown high sensitivity to Brexit headlines in the past. Given the high domestic exposure the businesses have, any boost for the UK via a trade deal would likely drive the share prices higher. Even if the FTSE 100 continues the stock market recovery into December, with a Brexit deal I feel the businesses mentioned above will be leading the charge.Vaccine boostAnother theme that I believe in is the possibility of a viable vaccine rollout in the short term. This is a positive for almost all corporates, but it will benefit the retail and travel sectors the most. These businesses have high exposure to public interaction, so a vaccine should aid things here. As a result, I’m keeping an eye on British stocks such as easyJet and Burberry. Looking into the FTSE 250, JD Sports Fashion and Go-Ahead Group are other good examples.There are already encouraging signs that these businesses are starting to perform well. I recently wrote a piece on Burberry. Comparable store sales were down 45% in Q1 and 6% in Q2. However, Q3 is expected to show a positive growth figure as stores reopened. The second lockdown in Q4 would be another blip, but I’m looking at the bigger picture. If these sectors are already starting to get back on their feet, then a vaccine rollout is only going to enhance the chances of a good financial bounce-back in 2021.The stock market recoveryThe above eight companies I’ve mentioned could all benefit from specific factors this month and beyond. The final two businesses I like are more defensive in nature. This is to protect me in case the stock market recovery falters, or the global economic situation worsens. I’d look to buy J Sainsbury and United Utilities on this basis. Both firms provide essential goods and services that should see constant demand, regardless of how the economy performs. 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RIP: Deacon Terry Star, Executive Council member, found dead at…

first_img Keith Charles Edwards says: March 5, 2014 at 5:31 pm Terry, may you continue to blaze a trail of witness for us. I am here with grieving mothers, that cannot be changed, but we know you now know the deep abiding peace awaiting you. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC March 5, 2014 at 5:57 pm A sweet serious yet funny man. I love him. I miss him! March 6, 2014 at 11:35 am Rest in peace Uncle Terry , thanks for all the help and all the talks we had , I will miss you Rector Martinsville, VA Danny L Anderson JR says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Rev. Terry Star, a deacon in the Diocese of North Dakota and a member of the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council, has died at Nashotah House Theological Seminary in Wisconsin. Photo: Bishop Carol Gallagher via Facebook.[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Terry Star, a 40 year-old deacon in the Diocese of North Dakota and a member of the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council, has died suddenly at Nashotah House Theological Seminary in Wisconsin, where he was studying for ordination to the priesthood.After Star did not attend chapel the morning of March 4 and failed to show up for classes or meals a member of the Nashotah House community went to check on him and found he had died, according to the Rev. Canon John Floberg, a fellow member of the Diocese of North Dakota and also an Executive Council member, and the Rev. Phillip Cunningham, Nashotah House associate dean of administration.Floberg told Episcopal News Service that there was no indication Star was ill. “It took everybody by surprise,” he said.Star, whose council term would have ended after General Convention in 2015, was also a convention deputy. He belonged to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and considered St. James Episcopal Church in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, to be his home church. He served as a deacon for the Standing Rock Episcopal Community.Star had been a youth minister on the reservation for many years. When Episcopal News Service reached Floberg on March 5, he was en route to the reservation high schools to talk with students who knew Star. Floberg reported that the principal of the high school in Fort Yates, North Dakota, had asked him to come in as a counselor after word was received of Star’s death. Floberg said he also planned to go to the high school in Solen, North Dakota, “because they’re in the same place” about Star’s death.In November, Star preached at the consecration of the new St. James building which replaced the church that was destroyed by an arsonist in July 2012. A video recording of his sermon is here.Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said in a statement that “the Episcopal Church has been much blessed by the ministry of Deacon Terry Star, on Standing Rock, as a member of Executive Council, and through the many relationships he had built throughout the church and beyond.”“We give thanks for his life and witness, his prophetic voice, and his reconciling heart. All his relatives are grieving, and we pray that his soul may rest in peace and his spirit continue to prod us all in continuing the ministry of healing we have from Jesus.”The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, House of Deputies president and vice chair of Executive Council, called Star “a dedicated and passionate deputy from the Diocese of North Dakota and member of Executive Council, a fierce advocate for the people of his beloved Standing Rock, and a loyal and faithful Episcopalian.”“He was also smart, witty, and a good pastor and friend. His death is an enormous loss for his family, the Cannon Ball community, the Episcopal Church, and all of us who served with him,” she added.Reaction to his death and tributes to his life soon began to appear on Facebook.“Deacon Terry Star was a holy witness to the lived gospel – I am so sorry to hear the news of his death,” Diocese of Long Island Bishop Larry Provenzano said in reaction to Diocese of North Dakota Assisting Bishop Carol Gallagher’s posting of the news on her Facebook page. “May he rest in the loving arms of Jesus, whom he served so well.”The Rev. Jennifer Phillips, of St. Francis Episcopal Church in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, said “May he feast with the ancestors!”Star’s own Facebook page is now filled with messages and tributes.“Oh my friend, I know you are where your light will continue to shine and we will always feel your support and love,” wrote Janet A. Routzen from Mission, South Dakota. “Praying for your family….”BobbiBrandon Bear Heels wrote “RIP my sundance brother we shall see each other again…look down on us from time to time from the heavens my brother. will miss seeing you every year at Mato Woapiya sundance.”Fellow Executive Council member John B. Johnson wrote on Star’s page that he was “deeply saddened to learn this news.”“Terry was literally a rising star in the Episcopal Church. I will miss him terribly on Executive Council of the Episcopal Church. My heart goes out to all of his friends, classmates and family. May he rest in peace.”It would appear that Star last posted on his page at 10:35 a.m. on March 3 and he last tweeted on his account at 1:46 a.m. on March 4 when he was listening to Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” on Spotify.Star was prayed for at the Chapel of Christ the Lord at the Episcopal Church Center in New York on Ash Wednesday morning “for his journey to the spirit world and for comfort to his mother Charlotte Star in her time of grief,” according to Sarah Eagle Heart, missioner for indigenous ministries.Eagle Heart said a group involved in native youth ministry that was meeting at the church center “will continue this work in his memory.”Star, a member of council’s Joint Standing Committee on Local Ministry and Mission, was an advocate for people marginalized by society, especially native peoples.At the most recent council meeting, Star helped lead an effort that resulted in the council joining what has become a nationwide effort that has reached to the White House to convince the National Football League’s Washington Redskins team to change its name.“I’ve been fighting with this issue since I was in high school 22 years ago,” he said at the time.Star was born in Seattle, Washington. He lived on 10 Indian reservations, in part because of his father’s career in tribal law enforcement, according to information on Star’s LinkedIn page.Lillian Ironbull-Martinez, his maternal grandmother, raised him in the Episcopal Church and, according to his LinkedIn biography, he and other members of the Standing Rock Episcopal Community liked to joke that they are “cradle-board Episcopalians.”When Star was confirmed at Our Father’s House/St. Michael’s Mission in Ethete, Wyoming, his grandmother predicted that someday he would be ordained in the Episcopal Church. Star was ordained into the diaconate in June 2007.He is survived by his parents Charlotte and Woodrow Star of Pendleton, Oregon; his brothers and sisters and “many relatives and friends,” according to Diocese of North Dakota Bishop Michael Smith.Funeral service arrangements have not yet been announced, but Floberg said they will take place on the Standing Rock reservation. He said Star’s parents were en route to the reservation on March 5.— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Betty J Dwarf says: martha knight says: Dianne Aid says: March 6, 2014 at 3:59 am May his memory be eternal, and may his parents, family and friends be comforted. Deepest sympathy. Pickett Wall says: Michael Alphin says: Executive Council, Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT People Submit an Event Listing March 5, 2014 at 7:01 pm RIP Terry, you will be missed by all, including the youth of Standing Rock whom you have done so much for. God has gained an Angel. I believe Terry is sitting with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This news of his loss is like nothing we will never understand. He worked to help the people of Standing Rock, but The Lord had other plans for Mr. Terry Star. You will be missed by many who lives and heart that you touched. God Bless his family and Friends. To Brandon & AngelaMaui may The Lord comfort you. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID March 6, 2014 at 6:44 pm I did not know the man, but I feel an akin to him an all who loved him. I pray that he did not suffer. March 6, 2014 at 3:28 am May the peace and comfort that only God can provide surround those who knew and loved you best! March 5, 2014 at 5:12 pm This is so sad. May he rest in peace and rise in glory. Davey Joseph says: March 6, 2014 at 12:03 pm Terry the peace-maker, Terry the humourist, Terry with the strength of lions has been a gift to us. Let us rejoice in the lasting effects of that gift even as we mourn Terry’s death, and let us commit him to God’s gracious keeping until the last day. RIP: Deacon Terry Star, Executive Council member, found dead at seminary March 5, 2014 at 8:01 pm Please accept my sympathies at the loss of such a good and important man. His service in the human and spiritual lives of those he knew will live on. I pray peace for all whose heart he filled. James Cowan says: March 6, 2014 at 12:20 am I miss you uncle Terry.. I need you back.. We all need You Back. You Made Us All Smile. Your smile Was Always The Biggest and brightest. I Love You Ate And I always will Have You In My Heart. We All Will. TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab March 6, 2014 at 2:28 pm I am the resurrection and the life, saith the Lord: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth. And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God: whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another.We brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the Name of the Lord.Man that is born of a woman hath but a short time to live, and is full of misery. He cometh up, and is cut down, like a flower; he fleeth as it were a shadow, and never continueth in one stay.In the midst of life we are in death: of whom may we seek for succour, but of thee, O Lord, who for our sins art justly displeased? Yet, O Lord God most holy, O Lord most mighty, O holy and most merciful Saviour, deliver us not into the bitter pains of eternal death.Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts; shut not thy merciful ears to our prayer; but spare us, Lord most holy, O God most mighty, O holy and merciful Saviour, thou most worthy judge eternal, suffer us not, at our last hour, for any pains of death, to fall from thee.I heard a voice from heaven, saying unto me, Write, From henceforth blessed are the dead which die in the Lord: even so saith the Spirit: for they rest from their labours. Janice Meisner says: Rector Tampa, FL Comments navigation Newer comments March 6, 2014 at 6:47 pm 4th sentence is my favorite. Stephanie Roubideaux Mosley says: Obituary, Vicky Star says: March 6, 2014 at 10:08 am The St. John’s Northwestern community is grateful for Terry’s service and dedication. His presence here on campus was a blessing. May our dear friend and brother rest in peace and rise in glory. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group March 6, 2014 at 11:13 am my deepest sympathy to woody and charlotte, and the rest of the family, he will be missed. Rector Collierville, TN March 6, 2014 at 9:58 pm Such a gentle man, with a warm, infectious smile. He was a friend to all he met, I am sure, and will be truly missed by all for a long,, long time. To me, he was a very gentle giant of a man, with not a mean bone in his body, and I am truly grateful that our paths crossed. Peace be with you, Terry. Director of Music Morristown, NJ An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ March 5, 2014 at 9:57 pm RIP my dear classmate…I know you are watching over us as an Angel <3 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York rochelle rodriguez says: Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET March 6, 2014 at 4:12 pm It is sad that we have lost such a valued member of our church. May his life be a guiding light to all of the Diocese of North Dakota. Although I did not know him well personally, I had contact with him at various retreats and meetings. My prayers go out to his family and community. He is now living in peace with the Lord. Terry’s life is a tremendous inspiration to me as I continue my studies to be a deacon. Margaret Brack says: March 5, 2014 at 6:05 pm R.i.p terry i still can’t believe your gone ima miss you alot wish i could of seen you one last time your an angel now watch inng over your friends and family Patti Bush says: Associate Rector Columbus, GA Tags Rector Belleville, IL center_img In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Featured Jobs & Calls Featured Events This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Cynthia Bear Robe-Jones says: Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Mar 5, 2014 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Edward Wos says: Lynne Colombe says: Cn. Shirley M. Watts says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Shreveport, LA Press Release Service March 7, 2014 at 11:05 am Heavenly Father we know another angel by name ; Terry Star whom is in heaven now . Please grant all spiritual Family and all whom knew Terry Star strength and continue to hear and know God love and bring forth goodness and helping all in knowing and having God in our Life . Thank You God for letting us know a Angel here on Earth. family of Terry Star you are in our prayer’s. Submit a Job Listing The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate Diocese of Nebraska Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem March 6, 2014 at 12:01 pm RIP Terry Starr….you were an inspiration to all of the kids and parents of Cannon Ball…you had a smile for everyone when you saw them…You will be missed in Cannon Ball Community….:) Rector Bath, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY March 6, 2014 at 12:47 am I am shocked and saddened at the news of Terry`s death. We worked together in domestic and foreign mission programs several years ago. His passion for mission, his dedication to the Episcopal Church, and his perseverance in following the call to ordained ministry will be remembered. Condolences to his family, his friends, and his companions in Christ. Sincerely,Cn. Shirley M. WattsVFM (Ret.)Canon for Mission & Outreach (Ret.)Episcopal Diocese of WNY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Keith Charles Edwards says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME March 5, 2014 at 9:39 pm Terry was a great friend to many of us here on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation as well. He will be missed by many, especially myself and the rest of our classmates from Todd County High School. There are few people on this earth who can leave on their journey to the Spirit World who exit without a single bad thing to be said about them… Terry is one of these people. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR March 6, 2014 at 1:43 am My condolences to Woody & Charlotte Starr, Terry was such a good happy going young man he always had words of encouragement an comfort if u were down an out an always uplifted ur spirits wen needed, happy journeys to u my friend an I know u will be watching down on us with that big happy smile u always had, rest easy till we meet again. <3 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Ann Fontaine says: Comments are closed. March 5, 2014 at 3:14 pm Like a shooting star leaving tracks on our hearts. Rise in glory, brother. Margaret Fasthorse-DeCora says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Albany, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Comments navigation Newer comments Submit a Press Release Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Sandra t. Montes says: Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Comments (31) Rector Knoxville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL March 5, 2014 at 10:34 pm What a guiding light you have been to us all! You will continue to shine in our hearts. May we be bold enough to continue the many causes you supported! We will miss you at Nashotah and here at the diocese in ND. Your presence will be remembered always. Rest in peace. Cruzito alderete says: Tery & Curt Olson says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET rhonda moore says: Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AKlast_img

Space Coast Birding festival coming to Lake Apopka

first_img Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here From the St. John’s River Water Management DistrictKnown for their enticing wildlife habitats, two of the St. Johns River Water Management District’s properties are being featured during the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival.WHAT: Space Coast Birding and Wildlife FestivalWHEN: Jan. 25th–30thWHERE: Multiple locations Participants can register for a guided tour of Hal Scott Regional Preserve and Park set to take place Jan. 29. The area covers 9,387 acres of flatwoods and open prairies that straddle the Econlockhatchee River in east Orange County. On Jan. 26–28 participants can take guided tours of Lake Apopka North Shore, which has become one of the premier locations to observe birds in the southeastern United States.Preregistration is required.To learn more about the festival, including registering for events visit www.spacecoastbirdingandwildlifefestival.org.About the St. Johns River Water Management DistrictSt. Johns River Water Management District staff are committed to ensuring the sustainable use and protection of water resources for the benefit of the people of the district and the state of Florida. The St. Johns River Water Management District is one of five districts in Florida managing groundwater and surface water supplies in the state. The district encompasses all or part of 18 northeast and east-central Florida counties. District headquarters are in Palatka, and staff also are available to serve the public at service centers in Maitland, Jacksonville and Palm Bay. Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Mama Mia Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.center_img The Anatomy of Fear January 27, 2017 at 1:15 pm Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Just wanted to post my comment about a photo that I viewed on the City of Apopka’s website of a bobcat in a tree that was seen on the Apopka Wildlife Loop around Lake Apopka, that I viewed on the city’s website today, Friday, 1/27/17. It sure looks more like a panther than a bobcat to me. That is what it looks like to me, looking at the photo. It would not be unheard of around these parts. Panthers are tan colored. That one in the tree looks tan. Bobcats are gray. The one in the photo is not gray. I have seen panthers in real life, but not in the wild, and bobcats the same way. Also I constantly get charity mail from the big cat rescue groups and get the different photos of wild cats and information. Seeing is believing….it is a panther in that tree!!!! TAGSLake ApopkaSpace Coast Birding and Wildlife FestivalSt. Johns River Water Management District Previous articleGoodwill finds a unique way to receive donationsNext articleHealthy Eating for Dogs: Raw vs. Kibble vs. Wet Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here 1 COMMENTlast_img read more

Affinitybutton.com signs up charity partners

first_img Howard Lake | 5 May 2005 | News 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 Andy Kay, project manager of Affinity On Line Limited, which hosts the service explained: “it is like visiting a shopping centre from your armchair and just looking raises money for your good cause. If you find something you’re looking for to buy, that’s just a bonus, and there’s a range of offers available to Affinity Buttonholders from our vendors.” Affinitybutton.com signs up charity partnerscenter_img  17 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Newly developed shopping portal Affinitybutton.com has signed up new charity partners including Children in Need, Sportability, and Animals in Distress.AffinityButton helps raise funds for charities simply by encouraging supporters to visit participating merchants’ websites by clicking through from an AffinityButton which they download to their PC. As a result, supporters can raise funds at no cost to themselves or the beneficiary charity.When registering, supporters get to choose which charity they would like to support. Supporters then become ‘Buttonholders’, and access the various participating merchants via their desktop AffinityButton. Advertisementlast_img read more

The fascists, the FBI — and legislators

first_imgFollowing the right-wing fascist coup attempt — Donald Trump’s version of a Nazi “putsch” — one Republican lawmaker was arrested and charged with “entering a restricted area of the U.S. Capitol.” On Jan. 8, the FBI arrested Derrick Evans — recently elected into the West Virginia House of Delegates — at his home.W.Va. legislator Derrick Evans, wearing a sweatshirt referencing soldiers of the racist Confederacy, after being arraigned on a federal charge, Jan. 8, in Huntington.Evans recorded himself breaking into the Capitol with other Trump cultists. He filmed himself saying, “We’re in, we’re in. Derrick Evans is in the building,” while wearing a helmet and military style clothing. Another right-wing W.Va. state legislator, John Mandt — once forced to resign over homophobic comments, only to be elected again last November — was quick to defend his violent colleague.  According to a Facebook post made by a leader of Black Lives Matter West Virginia, at least three other W.Va. Republican legislators participated in the pro-Trump riot. The Independent of England reported six Republican state legislators from around the U.S. took part in events related to the storming.Several other W.Va. state legislators spoke out against Evans, including African American Delegate Danielle Walker of Monongalia County, quoted in the Jan. 7 Charleston Gazette-Mail: “You showed up, and you showed out yesterday. You do not represent me. You do not speak for me, so where is my voice in all of this? Where are the consequences? Where are the arrests? Why did this person have the ability to post on social media that they were safely back on the bus, heading back to our state?” Many people throughout the state are circulating an online petition calling for Evans’ removal from the House.Prior to being elected into the House of Delegates, Evans had a history of wreaking right-wing terror.  In 2019, Evans had a restraining order filed against him — which he violated — for harassing and threatening the lives of women at the Women’s Health Center, an abortion provider in Charleston, W.Va. (jezebel.com, Jan. 7)After receiving scathing media attention, Evans resigned as a legislator Jan. 9. In his “resignation letter” Evans made no apologies. The fact that a violent fascist was elected into the W.Va. House of Delegates shows the reactionary character of pro-Trump voters and is an example of the illegitimacy of the capitalist system.FBI and fascists are friends, not foesThe FBI has released a memo urging people to turn in the names and information of anyone who participated in the pro-Trump riot. It is understandable that people who are disgusted by the actions of the right-wing terrorists would want some kind of justice. And many progressive-minded people were thrilled to hear the news of Evans’ arrest.  Unfortunately, the FBI is not a friend of the oppressed or the working class and should not be trusted to carry out any kind of justice against fascists.The FBI was created in 1908 as an outfit to disrupt and destroy movements for liberation of oppressed people and for socialism. While the FBI has a history of putting infiltrators and informants inside both Left and Right movements, the agency most often assisted the Right against the Left.  In one of the most horrific government actions in U.S. history, the FBI worked with the Chicago Police Department to assassinate Black Panther Party heroes Chairman Fred Hampton and Mark Clark, on Dec. 4, 1969. There are many other examples of how the FBI has targeted and attacked revolutionary activists.The police and state treatment of the fascist Trump supporters differed dramatically from how those who protest racism, war and police brutality are treated. Had anti-fascist or Black Lives Matter protesters dared step onto the Capitol steps, the police would have responded with a murderous vengeance.Now we’ve seen images of Trump rioters and police officers hanging out together during the attempted insurrection and taking “selfies,” as other protesters are damaging federal property in the background. It is clear from photos, footage and reports that the Capitol police coddled and escorted the reactionary mob onto the premises.Leaders of the bigoted uprising are affiliated with racist, anti-Semitic hate groups such as America First, headed by right-wing internet streamer Nick Fuentes, who infamously participated in the murderous neo-Nazi march in Charlottesville, Va., in 2017. Other groups include the conspiracy-theory oriented QAnon. as well as the white-supremacist and misogynistic Proud Boys.Prior to the coup attempt, Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio ordered his hooligans not to wear their signature black and gold shirts in order to avoid being identified — a code directive to prepare for nefarious action. Tarrio was arrested Jan. 4 for his involvement in tearing down and burning Black Lives Matter banners stolen from two Black churches during a right-wing protest in Washington, D.C., in December 2020.Nicholas Ochs, leader of the Hawaiian branch of the Proud Boys, who ran as a Republican in the November 2020 elections for Hawaiian House District 22, entered the Capitol building during the riot, according to video coverage. Ochs has a personal connection to “dirty tricks” operative and Trump confidante Roger Stone, who promoted his campaign. (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Jan. 7)Klan and the government, hand-in-handAmerica First, QAnon and the PBs all espouse the same dangerous rhetoric and serve the same purpose as the terrorist Ku Klux Klan. In his book, “The Klan and the Government: Foes or Allies?” Workers World Party founder and Chair Sam Marcy wrote: “The Klan has always been part and parcel, sometimes secretly, sometimes openly, of the capitalist state, especially in the police and military forces of the U.S.  “The KKK is a prototype of an international phenomenon. In Old Russia, they were known as the Black Hundreds. They go under different names in different countries. But everywhere they are counterrevolutionary organizations which grow up in response to the needs of the capitalist state for supplementary, illegal, extrastate and extragovernmental repression and terror.”The capitalist state and the FBI cannot be depended upon to reprimand right-wing terrorists, because the capitalist state, along with their police and military apparatus, enable violent fascists.  Only a revolutionary movement of workers and oppressed, guided by Marxist-Leninist principles, can expose, confront and smash these forces of reaction.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

ACE Praises Bipartisan Investigation Into Big Oil’s Business Practices

first_imgHome Energy ACE Praises Bipartisan Investigation Into Big Oil’s Business Practices As a fuel station owner, every time I hear some Big Oil mouthpiece saying we should “let the market decide” how much ethanol is used, I think of these kinds of restrictions the oil companies have been jamming down station owners’ throats for decades, making sure only one decision is possible – oil. “ACE members thank Senators Grassley and Klobuchar for standing up to Big Oil and investigating this market-restricting behavior on the part of the oil companies.  The RFS will only be unworkable if Congress allows  Big Oil to make it appear unworkable.  If we had more lawmakers like Senators Grassley and Klobuchar, maybe Big Oil’s attacks wouldn’t be taken so seriously in Washington. Oil companies have even gone to the extent of using their control of the pipeline system to make a lower-octane substandard fuel the main fuel used in the country, precisely because that fuel allows them to control the distribution and cost of ethanol.  We encourage the Department of Justice and FTC to commence this investigation immediately.” Facebook Twitter Senators Grassley and Klobuchar are right.  This year alone, Big Oil has spent millions on ads to convince consumers and Congress that they don’t want E15 or other ethanol blends that they’ve never been allowed to try, and to make that distortion appear real, oil companies have done everything they can to make sure station owners are never allowed to sell the fuel, and consumers are never allowed to buy it. ACE Praises Bipartisan Investigation Into Big Oil’s Business Practices SHARE By Gary Truitt – Aug 20, 2013 Facebook Twitter SHARE Ron Lamberty, Senior Vice President for the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), issued the following statement on the calls from Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Charles Grassley (R-IA) to have the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission investigate alleged anti-competitive practices by oil companies for potentially blocking market access for renewable fuels like ethanol Previous articleAFBF Encourages Everyone to Press Lawmakers for Five-Year Farm BillNext articleZilmax Suspension Raising More Questions on Both Sides Gary Truittlast_img read more

Pasadena Bank CIT Makes Partnership Purchase of Hollywood Apartments

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business Districts News Pasadena Bank CIT Makes Partnership Purchase of Hollywood Apartments From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 | 6:52 pm Pasadena-based CIT Bank, partnering with the investment firm Canyon Partners Real Estate in Century City, has purchased the Harvey Apartments in Hollywood, a four-story, 177-unit apartment building that includes 1,900 square feet of ground retail space at 5640 Santa Monica Blvd.The sale came via the Canyon Multifamily Impact Fund III, a joint venture between CIT Bank and Canyon Partners, the Los Angeles Business Journal reported Tuesday.CIT’s real estate finance business provided a $20.4 million senior loan to fund the purchase as well as capital improvements, including creation of an outdoor community space and revamping its ground-floor retail. The property, designed by William H. Kraemer and built in 1927, was originally called the El Cortez. It will now be renamed The Derby Hollywood.FPI Management of Folsom, will serve as The Derby Hollywood’s property manager.Seattle-based developer Timberlane Partners bought the property in 2015 for $15.3 million, or more than $86,100 per unit, according to CoStar Group Inc.The Harvey, located several blocks west of the 101 freeway, features 80-foot-tall murals of Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Arnold Schwarzenegger and The Beatles. Business News Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News HerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Hollywood Divas Who Fell In Love With WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe 15 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more