Prague set for city-wide slot machine ban


first_img Lawmakers in the Czech capital Prague have voted in favour of a new decree that would implement a ban on all technical gambling games in the city, with the draft legislation set to go in front of the City Council later this week. Email Address Regions: Europe Central and Eastern Europe Czech Republic Prague set for city-wide slot machine ban 8th September 2020 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Lawmakers in the Czech capital Prague have voted in favour of a new decree that would implement a ban on all technical gambling games in the city, with the draft legislation set to go in front of the City Council later this week.The bill would prohibit all mechanical, electromechanical and electronic games in Prague, including slot machines and video lottery terminals, but would allow live gambling to continue.Operators currently running gambling machines inside their properties in the city would be permitted to continue doing so until the end of the current licensing period, which is due to conclude in 2024.Prague City Council will vote on the draft decree at a meeting on 10 September.According to Prague councillor Hana Kordová Marvanová, the primary aim of the new decree is to help address problem gambling in the city, having singled out electronic games as the most dangerous in terms of gambling addiction.“The issue of regulating the operation of gambling is primarily a question of finding a balanced solution, responding to the development of legislation and modern gaming technologies,” Kordová Marvanová explained.“On one hand, this leaves the citizen free to decide and do business, on the other hand reduces pathological phenomena associated with gambling, and on the other hand, reduces pathological phenomena associated with gambling.”The decree is the third of its kind to be introduced since 2007, the first of which set out the places and times where gambling is permitted in Prague. Some 1,422 locations were approved for gambling, but this has been reduced to 101 official casino establishments.The number of gaming terminals decreased from 15,934 on 1 January 2010, to 3,995 as of 31 August this year.The Czech Republic’s Gambling Act was also adopted in 2016, setting out a host of new measures, such as preventing the advertising of gambling and introducing new taxes on the industry.However, Kordová Marvanová said more needed to be done to protect players as operators found ways around the law. This included the running of so-called ‘de-facto’ casinos, where operators replaced live play with a wheel of fortune, but without a suprvising croupier.In terms of the financial impact of the decree, Kordová Marvanová said that the ban would result in a CZK400m (£13.7m/€15.1m/$17.8m) drop in annual tax income for the city.However, Kordová Marvanová committed to counteracting this reduction by committing more money from the City Council’s budget to help fund projects currently supported by gambling tax, such as sports, cultural and educational initiatives.“I promised the city districts that the loss of income due to the ban on technical games will not be felt and will be compensated from the budget of the City of Prague so as not to suffer from this step the financing of important public activities,” Kordová Marvanová said. Tags: Slot Machines Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Slots Casino & games Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

Episcopal Asiamerica Ministries celebrate partnerships, look to future


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Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Seoul, South Korea] One of the takeaways of Episcopal Asiamerica Ministries’ international consultation here was that ministry to Episcopal Asiamericans is at a crossroads of sorts and the direction it takes could influence the entire church.“Know that the work you are doing is changing the face of The Episcopal Church,” Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori told EAM participants. “Keep at it. Be bold, be confident. God is doing a new thing in our midst because of our collaboration and growing partnership.”The main venue for the Sept. 30-Oct. 5 gathering was the Cathedral of St. Mary and St. Nicholas in downtown Seoul. The gathering’s theme was “Celebrating our Partnerships; Uniting our Mission.”Noting the more than 140 Asian Episcopal congregations around the United States, Jefferts Schori said, “Asian roots are deep and pervasive in The Episcopal Church.”The first recorded Chinese-Anglican service in North America took place in 1871 in Virginia City, Nevada. Ah Foo ministered to Chinese miners and railroad workers in Virginia City and Carson City in the 1870s. Hiram Hisanori Kano worked with Japanese immigrants in Nebraska beginning in the 1920s. He was the only Japanese-American in Nebraska to be interned during World War II. And, recently, the Rev. Toua Vang was ordained in Minnesota in 2013, becoming the first ordained Hmong priest in the Anglican Communion.Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori dances Oct. 1 with a traditional Korean pungmul group outside the Anglican Cathedral of St. Mary and St. Nicholas in downtown Seoul before the opening Eucharist of Episcopal Asiamerica Ministries International Consultation. Photo: David CopleyJefferts Schori said that Episcopal Asiamerica faith communities are anchored in Jesus’ message of deep friendship despite differences. “Boundary and border crossing is the call of Jesus to find a friend in unexpected places, particularly in the face of enmity, difference, and ‘the other,’ ” she said during her keynote address. “The very experience of migration, and moving across a national border, is a witness to that kind of courage. EAM communities bring that courage in abundance, and it can be contagious – contagious enough to plant a new virus in our DNA that disposes us to see the new person as friend rather than enemy.”EAM’s congregations, she suggested, can be “provocative pockets of counter-cultural courage in the face of difference, and that gift is urgently needed across the world today – certainly in the U.S., caught up as it is in anti-immigrant prejudice and fear in so many places.”Jefferts Schori asked what the growing migration of Asians across the world means for The Episcopal Church and for the Anglican Communion. “Certainly the presence of various Asian cultures has been an expansive blessing for this church, and has offered other cultures a broader and richer understanding of what it means to love God and neighbor with all our heart and soul and mind and strength,” she said. “We learn that God is worshiped in ways that are broader and deeper than what we first knew: the deeply quiet reverence of a traditional Japanese liturgy; the surprising vigor of an Igorot gong dance; the liveliness of a Chinese dragon dance welcoming a new bishop in San Francisco or Los Angeles; the feathered smudge, drum, and flute of Native Americans.”Meanwhile, Diocese of New York Bishop Suffragan Allen Shin, the church’s first Korean-American bishop who was elected in December 2013, noted that the nature of Episcopal Asiamerican congregations has changed during EAM’s 42 years. When Asian immigration dramatically increased in the 1960s and 1970s due to changes in U.S. law, many Asian priests were brought over to minister to immigrant communities and they “as immigrants themselves lived alongside their immigrant parishioners in their struggle to establish a new life in the new land.”“But today in many of our Asian congregations most people have been in the U.S. for 30 to 50 years or longer. So to bring priests from Asian countries is a challenging and complex prospect,” Shin said.Participants process into the Anglican Cathedral of St. Mary and St. Nicholas in downtown Seoul Oct. 1 for the opening Eucharist of Episcopal Asiamerica Ministries’ international consultation. EAM Council President the Rev. Bayani Rico is at right. Processing with him is the Rev. Fran Toy of the Diocese of California. Following them is the Rev. Winfred Vergara, the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society’s missioner for Episcopal Asiamerica Ministries. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and Seoul Archbishop Paul Keun Sang Kim, primate of the Anglican Church in Korea, complete the procession. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceEAM members must work together to meet the challenge of ministering to both immigrants and the subsequent generations of Asian Americans. “I am afraid as a community we have not done a very good job of raising new leadership of the next generation Asian-Americans and many Asian-American congregations are faced with the possibility of dire consequences,” he said.Shin, who came to the United States as a child with his parents in 1972, said that in 1969, Asians comprised 11 percent of the all immigration to the United States that year while the Latino segment constituted 39 percent. In 2012, the Asian segment had grown to 34 percent while the Latino population was at 41 percent. That same year, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures Shin cited, Asians were the fastest growing ethnic minority group at 2.9 percent while the Latino/Hispanic population grew by 2.2 percent. Among Asians, Filipinos make up the largest group with 16.2 percent; Indians, 15.6 percent; Chinese, including those from Hong Kong, 15.4 percent; Vietnamese, 10.4 percent; Koreans, 9.4 percent; Taiwanese, 3.3 percent; Japanese 3.1 percent; Pakistani, 2.7 percent; and Thai 1.9 percent.Noting that 37 percent of the U.S. population in 2012 was from a minority population or mixed race, Shin said that the emergence of this “ ‘hapa’ (mixed race) population will change us all.”“Globalization and changes in the immigration pattern will affect ethnic enclaves and ethnic specific parishes. Many ethnic specific congregations have experienced a silent exodus of young people of the second and third generations in the United States,” he said. “On some level, the exodus of youth and young people is a challenge faced by perhaps all congregations. But, this poses a particularly serious challenge to the ethnic congregations as they find their congregation members graying rapidly without new growth.”There are more than 140 Asian-Episcopal congregations around the United States. In Matthew 9:17, Jesus reminded his listeners that new wine cannot be put into old wineskins, and Shin noted the challenge of finding new ways to minister to both new immigrants and younger generations descended from Asian immigrants to the United States. “What do we do with the exodus of our younger generation Asian-Americans from our churches? What new wine skins do we need to create and develop so that both the old and the new can be preserved?” he asked. “This, in fact, is a challenge all our congregations are facing today, not just Asian congregations. But, particularly for the Asian context, this is a serious issue we must deal with.”Seoul Archbishop Paul Keun Sang Kim, primate of the Anglican Church in Korea, blesses the congregation Oct. 4  at the Anglican Cathedral of St. Mary and St. Nicholas in downtown Seoul. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceEpiscopal Asiamerica Ministries came to Korea, said the Rev. Bayani Rico, president of the EAM Council, by invitation from Seoul Archbishop Paul Keun Sang Kim, who is also the primate of the Anglican Church in Korea, to join the celebration of its 125th anniversary.The Anglican Church in Korea was established Sept. 29, 1890, with the arrival of Bishop Charles John Corfe as the first diocesan bishop of Seoul. It has grown to over 65,000 members in 120 parishes and missions.Some 200 people from North America participated in the EAM consultation. The 125th anniversary celebration drew hundreds of people from Korea and around the world.In addition to Jefferts Schori and Shin, keynote speakers at the consultation included Nippon Sei Ko Kai (Anglican Church in Japan) Archbishop Nathaniel Makoto Uematsu (video and text here) and the Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Yang, former president of the Sungkonghoe University in Seoul and now head of the university’s seminary (video here).The Rt. Rev. Stacy Sauls, chief operating officer of The Episcopal Church, spoke to the consultation about the gift of transformation that he was given years ago in Korea after he and his wife Ginger adopted two Korean children. The experience, he said, taught him about seeing the world through Asian eyes and transformed his understanding of what it means to be made a child of God.Leaders from both the United States and Asia offered workshops on church planting, healing ministry, social ministries, racial reconciliation, stewardship, youth and young adult ministries, and highlights of The Episcopal Church’s General Convention.Nine Young Adults Service Corps missionaries stationed in the region also attended the gathering. The Young Adult Service Corps is a ministry for young adults who are interested in exploring their faith in new ways by living and serving in communities around the Anglican Communion. The missionaries included Joseph Anderson (Asian Rural Institute, Nippon Sei Ko Kai (Anglican Communion in Japan)), Mary Grace Benhase (Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui), Catherine Belous (Episcopal Church in the Philippines), Andy Cameron (Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui), Charlotte File (Diocese of Yokohama, Nippon Sei Ko Kai), Tristan Holmberg (Episcopal Church in the Philippines), Eric Panter (Episcopal Church in the Philippines), James Rose (Diocese of Kobe, Nippon Sei Ko Kai) and Carlin Van Schaik (Anglican Church of South Korea and Episcopal Church in the Philippines).The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, which is the legal and canonical name under which The Episcopal Church is incorporated, conducts business and carries out mission, helped sponsor and supported the gathering.Episcopal Asiamerica Ministries includes Asian-Americans in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Filipino, Southeast Asian and South Asian convocations. It is a U.S.-based ministry association that serves Asian-Americans and Asian immigrants and relates to churches in Asia especially belonging to the Anglican Communion.Asian-American or “Asiamerican” describes both Asian immigrants in the United States as well as Asian-Americans born in the United States – Chinese, Filipino, Korean, Japanese, Southeast Asian (Vietnamese, Laotian, Hmong, Burmese) and South Asian (Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan). The EAM office offers resources on mission work, church revitalization, and racial justice – among and beyond Asian communities in the United States. It assists dioceses to start new Asian congregations and strengthen existing ones, and advocates for Asian empowerment at all levels of the church: among seminarians, women, youth, clergy and lay leaders.Additional ENS coverage of the gathering is here.– The Rev. 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Touched by history


first_img Reply Reply Can’t say that I have directly but the cats eat a lot of fishy food so perhaps by proxy… LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Reply The Anatomy of Fear Mike, you my friend have bought astuteness to a whole new level of something, I know not what? Fish farts, otherwise known as pisces methanes gaseous, also known by the scientific name, pisces poopus intestinal rooten tootenous could be the answer! I am glad I am surrounded by such brilliance. Have you ever heard, or smelled for that matter, fish flatulance? Please enter your comment! July 30, 2020 at 9:59 pm NH July 27, 2020 at 2:56 pm July 26, 2020 at 9:39 am Reply Reply July 26, 2020 at 8:51 am DEAR NH, LET US BE KNOWN BY OUR LOVE TO A BROKEN WORLD! THANK YOU AND BLESS YOU AND YOURS, CHAZ Charles Towne July 30, 2020 at 12:48 pm Charles Towne Richard Dear CSG, IT IS SO IMPORTANT TO LAUGH, TO FIND HUMOR IN TOUGH TIMES, TO SMILE, TO LAUGH, WHEN IT SEEMSS THAT THE WORLD IS CRYING. AROUND US. PLEASE FATHER, RIGHT NOW, SURROUND EACH OF US WITH HOPE AND LOVE. HELP US TO FIND CAUSE TO EVEN BE A LITTLE SILLY AS WE JOURNEY THROUGH PERILOUS TIMES. BLESS YOU DEAR FRIEND, BLESS YOU, BLESS YOU, BLESS YOU, CHAZ Reply Reply 27 COMMENTS Richard July 29, 2020 at 8:49 am Photo by Roman Kraft on Unsplash July 26, 2020 at 6:09 pm On boy! I REALLY love the stories w/ errors! Think Chaz, under what circumstances is it possible that your parents never “had” any children? Could you face similar circumstances?Seconly, there is not a single ounce more of that in the Titanic than there was when she sank! Think about oxygen which is necessary for metal to rust! Last , the mortality rate of “Spanish Flu” is generally listed as 2.5% and our present day Covid 19 is between .3% and .5%! I am really beginning to think that our present response is based more on politics than medicine.Aside from all that, the true terrible cost seems to be that families and loved ones and friends are being ripped apart and fragmented and like your Nan, those who have a compromised understanding are especially bewildered, which is agonizing and heartbreaking to us all! We must all recognize that especially now, we need His guidance! God bless you mightily my friend, love reading about how, and learning how to be a human bean!My first statement….. Think about adoption! That kid could say his parents never “had” any children! Ah Ha, Richard, William of Occam’s full name was in actuality little Timmy sometimes known as William the Occam of Occamville, otherwise known as Tim the wise. July 26, 2020 at 3:50 pm July 28, 2020 at 2:31 am Richard My dear little girl, I love you so very much. You are your mama in so many ways. We are proud of you, Your papa. Bless you and yours, himself Reply Reply Reply Mike McFadden Mike McFadden: A kindred spirit! A pleasure to meet you sir!There is a therom in philosophy called “Occams Razor” which when reduced to simplest terms is that the simplest answer to ANY problem is very often the correct answer! I have changed my analysis and I am going with your theory of fish farts! Charles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adopted the philosophy that to Live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy-filled life. Charlie, I only wish I had a way to solve your problem. Charles Towne July 28, 2020 at 1:07 am Reply Reply Reply July 26, 2020 at 6:27 pm Reply Reply July 26, 2020 at 11:51 am Charles Towne Reply A baffling puzzle has confounded the scientific community for a long time as I am sure you are aware. Thus and so the Titanic is being devoured by iron eating bacteria in spite of the lack of oxygen? This results in rusticles forming that when they are dissected reveal reddish iron oxide. Hey, what do I know, Chaz Reply Charles Towne July 26, 2020 at 4:54 pm We do have our work cut out for us! July 27, 2020 at 1:41 pm Richard: It is a pleasure to meet you also and together we shall endeavor to keep Chuck on the straight and narrow- no simple task I might imagine. July 27, 2020 at 1:10 pm Charles Towne Don Youngcenter_img Reply July 26, 2020 at 6:19 pm July 27, 2020 at 1:47 pm July 26, 2020 at 12:13 pm Charles Towne Well, once again the need for a small correction arises. The theorm of which I spoke was by William of Occam, a Franciscan monks from circa 1300, so I am guessing Timmy of whom you spoke is merely a distant descendant A truly heartfelt story…poor Nan. It is so difficult, isn’t it? How do you tell a young child or an aging person with dementia about keeping them safe when they are unable to comprehend it? Breaks my heart. All they know is they hurt (and so do you). Prayers to you and all the caregivers out there my dear friend! Charles Towne Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Sir Richard, the therom you speak of known as Occams Razor is false because I happen to know from first hand knowledge that Mr. Occam, Tom Occam, (his maa called him Timmy, little Timmy to be exact) never shaved, therefore he had no use for a razor! I rest my case, Chaz Charles Towne Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here You give us many stories on all kinds of topics but your love stories about Nancy really tug at my heart. Having been VERY fortunate several years ago to have met Nancy today’s tale of separation makes me realize how cruel this pandemic can be. People who whine about wearing a mask (I “was” one of them initially) have no idea the kind of emotional pain you experience. Chin up sir – FaceTime will lead to face to face when God determines the time is right.I have another possible explanation for the rust on the Titanic. Like Richard, I have long understood that rust (oxidation) cannot occur without oxygen. Iron-eating bacteria may be a contributor but have you given consideration to the oxygen content of a fish fart? Thank you again for sharing your life with us. I love to hear about things I am not personally experiencing…learning to think beyond my own little corner of the world. Hugs for you and your sweetheart…and Happy Birthday! Finally got it on the right post!!! Love, your daughter… July 27, 2020 at 11:18 am July 30, 2020 at 4:13 pm Reply CSG Reply Richard and Mik, it is good to know that I am appreciated for my acute ineptitude, God bless you both, Chaz July 27, 2020 at 3:05 pm July 26, 2020 at 8:29 am This is so incredibly well done. These are such uncertain times and it is so encouraging to know that there is a God who loves and cares for us all. I cannot imagine how difficult now must be, both the loneliness that would come from missing your wife and MISSING THE WORLD WHILE QUARANTINED! It is good to know that God will never leave nor forsake us. Richard Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate July 26, 2020 at 7:44 pm Reply Charles Towne July 30, 2020 at 4:27 pm Herbert Weissman Faith Fowler See Mike, you absolutely astound me with your perfidious wise guyness. Now that you have introduced kitty cattus meowus meowus into the equation you must be a connesuer of fine catt scatt? You be greatly blessed, Chaz July 29, 2020 at 2:50 pm Herbert, you are kind. Papa God is blessing me on a daily basis with the fact that though it is difficult, he is changing me into the man He wants me to be. I am so thankful that Nanny, unlike so many people, is sweet. Bless you my fiend, Chaz Mike McFadden Charles Towne Aaron Patterson Reply Charles Towne Reply Chuck, I join you in the lonely feeling! Betty gone in 2018, came to Kansas 2018…just in time to see my son-in-law die of cancer in 2019. Get to see my oldest Daughter about once a week, get to see my youngest Daughter maybe once a month. But, I always have a friend with me: “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10” and then there is this: “For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39” Reply Oh Richy me boy, you are a hoot and it gives me great comfort because Papa God loves hoots, which said fact gives me a chance! You take care and be greatly blessed, Chaz TAGSCharles TowneFamilyhistoryInspirationLovePandemic Previous articleCOVID contact tracing jobs now open, and new test site announced by Orange Co Mayor; update on Strike Teams and sandbagsNext articleFaithfulness: Finding a new best friend Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Charles Towne Aaron, we are because He is, and isn’t that a greet testimony of His magnificent love. What does He yearn for from us if not our love for His own. Life in these crazy times is only tolerable because of His love. I miss my darling and this in and of itself beyond me except for the fact that He is and was intolerably grieved whenever He loses a child , one of His own. Bless you and all of yours Aaron, in our blessed Lord’s name and for His sake we ask it, Amen. Chaz InspirationBy Charles TowneYou most likely haven’t given this much thought, and therefore are going to find it difficult to believe… but… there is a better than even chance that if your folks never had any children, you won’t either.My daddy, as far as we can discern, was born sometime in 1911 – of somewhat questionable parentage and bewildering ancestry, so the precise details are a bit sketchy.A year later, the impossible happened. The “unsinkable ship” – the ocean liner Titanic – proved that she was unworthy of that lofty title when, in 1912, she struck an iceberg in the cold waters of the North Atlantic. With a one way, two mile plunge to the bottom of the ocean that netted great loss of life, she sits there still today, slowly but surely rusting her way to oblivion. Not that daddy’s birth had anything to do with it, but it’s notable how close history touches us sometimes.Take a leap further back in history to 1890, and we find my mother’s mama, my grandmother Agnes Regina, was born in Sweden.Agnes Regina’s old photos reveal her as being a beautiful young woman. I wonder what dreams… what aspirations… she had?Jump forward now to 1915. That was a very good year, for that’s when my mama, Ruth Florence, was born.And three years later, in 1918, the Spanish flu struck. With a vengeance. Agnes Regina, my grandmother, along with many others, became ill.One year later, in 1919, Agnes Regina died. Just another of Chicago’s 8,510 reluctant victims of the pandemic. Another touch with history.Now, here it is in the year 2020, and we are in the midst of another, historic pandemic that threatens to annihilate… how many people?!This time, the touch of history hits closer to home than ever before.My darling wife – my lady, my sweetheart, my cuddle bear – doesn’t have a clue what is happening around her. All she knows, and wonders about, is that she is forced into isolation. Why? A “quarantine” they call it. “What is a quarantine?” she asks in confusion.And, if you were to mention a “pandemic”, she would be just as apt to ask with questioning eyes, “What is a pandemic?”How do I answer her question when I can’t fathom it myself?She has no hard and fast rule by which to measure that which can’t be measured, so what is left, besides uncertainty, confusion, and bewilderment?Thanks to modern technology, for the last three weeks I have been able to reach out to my precious wife on face-time, via our cell phones.Face-time is better than nothing.I try to keep our conversations on the light side, but Nanny gets a quizzical expression and asks, “Charles, when can we be together again?”“Soon Honey, very soon.”A pensive smile crosses her face and she tentatively reaches out as if to touch the screen.  We make small talk, and then she exclaims, “Charles, when can you visit me?”“It won’t be long now, sweetie.”“Yes, but when?”“Well honey, the doctors don’t want to take any chances with somebody bringing the flu into the nursing home.”“I don’t understand why we can’t be together? I want to be with you.”  And after a moment of silence she asks, “Charles, don’t you love me any more?”“Oh, my darling lady, yes, I love you so very much!”“Are you sure?”“Oh yes, sweetheart, I love you more than I can even began to describe!”“But Charles, I miss you so much!”I am lonely myself. How do I even begin to answer her questions?How does anyone answer the plea of a broken heart without our Holy God?A CAREGIVER’S PRAYER I come to you, O Holy God!I come to you because you are my blessed hope, my refuge, and my holy friend.  Yes, I come to you… but then, where else can I go?  You are my strength, my healer, my provider, and my great joy!  O God, how I love you!  I shout your praises because you, and only you, are worthy of praise.  As the multitude of angel hosts praise you in voice, mind and spirit, so do I wish to do.   You give me peace, even in time of great trouble.  O Holy God, please, let me feel your gentle hand upon my brow and hear your voice speaking my name in love.  Let me feel your great and merciful love flood my soul.  Wash me, make me clean, that I may be worthy of your boundless love.  As I am a caregiver to one of your children, so are you caregiver to all the world.  Reveal yourself to all people and deliver us from evil.  As you speak words of hope and promise to my soul, let me do the same to all I meet.  As you, O God are able, help me to cooperate with you in love, so all of those I come into contact with will know that I have been walking with you.  In Jesus’ most wonderful, glorious and Holy name I ask it, Amen Aww, come on guys! What s going on here, a conspiracy? I know stuff! Chaz Reply Charles Towne Mike McFadden July 29, 2020 at 2:32 pm Reply Reply I have so enjoyed the bantering back and forth. It brought a smile and a chuckle to me, in a not so happy time. I pray for you and so very many people in the same situation!! One hope to cling to is the fact that God and only God is in control of everything, everyday. Thank you, Jesus for loving us, protecting us and bringing us through all of this ;very, very soon. In the meantime, let us hold each other up in prayer and support! God bless you! The words you speak give hope to a broken world my friends. Why do they give us hope? Because they come from our “forever friend., and AS YOU SAY, HE WILL NEVER LEAVE US! Bless you pal, and comfort you with grace. Chaz July 28, 2020 at 11:11 pm Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Gamleveien Farm House / SKAARA Arkitekter AS


first_imgArchDaily “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/95859/gamleveien-farm-house-skaara-arkitekter-as Clipboard Gamleveien Farm House / SKAARA Arkitekter ASSave this projectSaveGamleveien Farm House / SKAARA Arkitekter AS Sauna Norway ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/95859/gamleveien-farm-house-skaara-arkitekter-as Clipboard Gamleveien Farm House / SKAARA Arkitekter AS Architects: SKAARA Arkitekter AS Area Area of this architecture project Projects CopySauna, Houses•Jevnaker, Norway Area:  200 m²Text description provided by the architects. The building replaces an old derelict barn, and complies a sheltered court yard together with the existing main building. It now accommodates a small apartment, sauna/fitness room and a double garage with storage space. The three pitched roofs represent a new interpretation of the old saddle roof, and gives extra useful space on the upper level. The two gable-pitches face the magnificent view towards the west horizon. The middle east-oriented pitch opens up towards a steep hillside nearby and gives additional daylight to the rooms on ground-level. A flybridge connects the upper level for easy access to storage room on the upper level. Save this picture!Courtesy of skaara arkitekter asThe building is constructed with a masonry ground floor base, supplied with natural stone facing, and laminated wooden beams in the roof structure. The gables are clad with timber battens. Roofing material is of wood boards. The construction is highly insulated in order to reduce energy demands. All windows are of low energy class best quality to reduce energy costs. The heat supply is assisted by a heat pump which also reduces energy costs. Save this picture!Courtesy of skaara arkitekter asThe wood facades are painted with environmentally friendly matt ”Falurød” paint which give the building a soft red tone, easily associated with old farm buildings in the region. The interior materials are a mix of oak flooring, silver varnished wood panels, and some details with natural stone as used in the exterior.Project gallerySee allShow lessHappy 103rd Birthday Oscar NiemeyerArticlesAD Round Up: Libraries Part VIArticles Share Save this picture!Courtesy of skaara arkitekter as+ 84 Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeSKAARA Arkitekter ASOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsHealthcare ArchitectureWellbeingSaunaResidential ArchitectureHousesJevnakerHousesNorwayPublished on December 15, 2010Cite: “Gamleveien Farm House / SKAARA Arkitekter AS” 15 Dec 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogHandshowerhansgroheHand ShowersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP VersoCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemMetal PanelsTrimoModular Metal Wall – Qbiss OneConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Gun Metal Grey with Arconic Tectur-Al™GlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationBeams / PillarsBlumer LehmannTimber Construction in Cambridge MosquePorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – 9Cento MosaicTiles / Mosaic / GresiteRakoFloor and Wall Tiles – Serie PiazzettaMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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 streamlast_img read more

Human rights lawyer prevented from going to France to take part in Al-Jazeera programme


first_img News TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa October 22, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Human rights lawyer prevented from going to France to take part in Al-Jazeera programme News Follow the news on Tunisia Receive email alerts to go further Help by sharing this information Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Organisation November 11, 2020 Find out morecenter_img Human rights lawyer Mohammed Abbou was prevented from leaving Tunisia today for the fourth time since his release from prison in 2007. This time, immigration police said he lacked documentary proof that his period of conditional release was over. Abbou had intended to fly to France to participate in a live broadcast for the Qatar-based satellite TV station Al-Jazeera.“After journalist Sihem Bensedrine, who tried twice in August without success to catch a flight to Austria, now it is Mohammed Abbou’s turn to be denied the freedom of movement,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights says everyone has the right to freedom of movement, and the right to leave and return to their own country. But venturing on to the Tunis-Carthage airport tarmac has become an ordeal for dissidents in Tunisia.”Abbou was supposed to have taken an Air France flight to Paris in response to an Al-Jazeera invitation to take part tomorrow in its “Live with…” programme, which is broadcast at 1800 GMT. “My period of conditional release ended in August,” he told Reporters Without Borders. “The authorities can no longer use that excuse to stop me leaving the country. Instead of clearly announcing that I am banned from going abroad, the immigration police prefer to win time by inventing a new pretext.”Abbou was sentenced to three and a half years in prison in 2005 after a sham trial in which he was convicted of an alleged assault in 2002 as well as spreading “false information” on the Internet. Jailed in March 2005, he was finally granted early release from Kef prison (170 km southwest of Tunis) on 24 July 2007. Since then, he has been defending political prisoners, including journalist Slim Boukhdir, jailed in November 2007. RSF_en Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder News Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists December 26, 2019 Find out more November 12, 2019 Find out more TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Newslast_img read more

Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists


first_imgToor, who is well known for social media posts defending the rule of law against abuses by the military and ISI, reported that the men who attacked him inside his home last week forced him to shout slogans in support of Pakistan, the military and ISI. The statement was presumably alluding euphemistically to reactions from the military to the address that Mir gave at a protest in the capital, Islamabad, on 28 May in support of Asad Ali Toor, a journalist who was beaten and tortured by three men inside his apartment for several hours on 25 May. His attackers identified themselves as members of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Pakistan’s feared military intelligence agency, Toor said. RSF_en Another journalist known for criticising the military, Absar Alam, was seriously wounded by a shot fired in broad daylight near his home in the centre of Islamabad on 20 April, as RSF reported at the time. No suspect has been identified in the six weeks since that shooting. PakistanAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Violence January 28, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Pakistan News Censorship forces BBC to withdraw news show from Pakistani TV January 25, 2021 Find out more Another step towards autocracy In his speech in support of Toor, Mir called for those behind this and other recent attacks on journalists to be identified and implied that he thought that Pakistan’s all-powerful armed forces were responsible. April 21, 2021 Find out more The host of Capital Talk, a current affairs programme broadcast every weeknight on Geo News, Hamid Mir was suspended summarily, without any form of proceedings. He told RSF that his channel’s management notified him that he would “not go on air” as from 31 May. A Geo News source confirmed to RSF that Mir was “sent on forced leave.” Hamid Mir (centre) has been taken off the air as host of the programme Capital Talk, as the screen grab on the left indicates. This act of censorship took place after Mir spoke in defence of Asad Ali Toor (right), a journalist who was tortured inside his home a week ago (photos: RSF – Eduardo Soteras / AFP). News Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfirecenter_img News Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder June 2, 2021 – Updated on June 8, 2021 Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts The Geo/Jang Group, which owns Geo News, said in a statement yesterday that a speech made by Mir “resulted in backlash from different segments of society.” Capital Talk will have a temporary host while “the editorial committee and lawyers will check for violation of policy and law,” the statement added. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled that Hamid Mir, the well-known host of one of Pakistan’s most prestigious TV programmes, has been taken off the air by his TV channel after saying at a protest that those responsible for recent physical attacks on journalists should be identified. An autocratic climate is steadily taking hold in Pakistan, RSF said. “It is extremely disturbing that a media group has been reduced to censoring its own star journalist simply because he defended his fellow journalists against violence by the security services,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “In his programme, Hamid Mir nurtured the flame of democracy and pluralism in Pakistan with courage and abnegation. His disappearance from the airwaves is another step in this government’s progress towards autocracy.” Matiullah Jan, a journalist who is well known for his critical coverage of the judicial system and the military’s attempts to control it, was kidnapped for half a day in July 2020 by men who tortured him and threatened to kill him if he continued his critical reporting. Organisation Pakistan is ranked 145th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2021 World Press Freedom Index. to go further News Mir himself only narrowly survived being shot six times in a murder attempt that took place while he was on his way to Geo News in Karachi in April 2014. PakistanAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Violence last_img read more

Five Acres Celebrates Adoption Awareness Month with First Lady of Los Angeles, Amy Elaine Wakeland


first_img Make a comment Top of the News Wednesday October 26, 2016 kicked off the 3rd annual Permanency Campaign to celebrate National Adoption Awareness Month; as part of Five Acres mission to provide safety, well-being and permanency for children and families. This advocacy event was held in Pasadena at, NOOR.The program included welcome remarks from distinguished guest and First Lady of Los Angeles (Mayor Eric Garcetti’s wife, plus foster, adoptive mom,) Amy Elaine Wakeland.Wakeland shared in front of guests the importance and need for more foster and foster adoptive families in LA County, including Deputy Supervisor, Kathryn Barger, representatives from Assembly member Chris Holden’s office, Five Acres board members, corporate partners and major donors.Of the 20,000 children currently living in LA County foster care, nearly half are under the age of 5 years. Wakeland encouraged guests to help advocate and be the voice for the children in foster care who cannot speak on behalf of themselves.Wakeland’s powerful remarks were followed by a short Q and A featuring best-selling author, wife to bassist of the rock band, Weezer Scott Shriner and recent adoptive mom Jillian Lauren. Guests listened while Ms. Lauren shared her pathway to foster, adoption through Five Acres programs and told anecdotal stories (that garnered lots of laughs from the audience) and offered advice for people thinking about fostering or foster adoption.The 2016 Permanency Campaign which will feature adoption stories and photographs on the Five Acres website and on social media throughout the month of November, has a focus on raising awareness for the need for more foster families to adopt sibling sets, (with the campaign titled, “Siblings 5A”.) More than 50% of siblings are separated when entering the foster care system. In March of this year, Five Acres opened its Transitional Shelter Care Program at the residential campus in Altadena, designed to keep sibling sets together, specifically sisters. Since opening, Five Acres has served more than 175 girls.In 2014, Five Acres launched its first Permanency Campaign with “Boy 5A” a sculpture of a four year old boy representing the 20,000 children currently living in LA County foster care. The campaign included corporate partners “fostering” Boy 5A in various lobbies, courtyards and offices around the Los Angeles and Pasadena areas. The campaign concluded with Boy 5A sculpture becoming “adopted” by Berkshire Hathaway Foundation by way of a contribution to Five Acres.In 2015, Five Acres introduced the community to, “Girl 5A” a five year old girl featured in a one minute video sharing her story of going through 11 different foster homes and still needing to find a forever family. The video was featured on a large, multi-media interactive display comprised of a flat screen TV, nine foot vertical banners with information on Five Acres foster care and adoption programs, along with a portable iPad featuring a link to the agency website and contact form.This year’s event ended with a call to action from Jillian Lauren to help get the word out about the need to not just advocate, but donate to agencies like Five Acres and if you have a lifetime to give, to consider adoption.The event was sponsored by Morgan Stanley Investments.Five Acres will feature hopeful and inspiring stories of adoption for the entire month of November in honor of Adoption Awareness Month. Follow us on social media at Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.About Five AcresFive Acres is a child welfare agency ensuring every child has a safe, healthy and permanent family solution through advocacy, prevention and evidenced-based services. Established as an orphanage in 1888, today Five Acres offers an array of services including community – based mental health and deaf services, wrap around, therapeutic behavioral services, residential care, foster care, adoption and a nonpublic therapeutic school. In 2015 Five Acres served over 8,500 children and their families across five counties. Visit us at www.5acres.org. 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuff Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img HerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeauty Gatherings Five Acres Celebrates Adoption Awareness Month with First Lady of Los Angeles, Amy Elaine Wakeland From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 | 1:41 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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Battling meningitis as a lasting memorial to Lola


first_imgFun times at last year’s Lola’s Ball.Fun times at last year’s Lola’s Ball.A SPECIAL fundraising event will take place in Limerick’s Greenhills Hotel on April 22 in memory of 17-month-old baby Lola Nagle.On April 15, 2015, her family’s word was turned upside down when they lost their precious little girl to meningitis. Nothing could have prepared them for the devastation that losing a child would cause and since then, they have worked relentlessly to prevent another family from going through their nightmare.By raising awareness of meningitis and raising funds for the ACT for Meningitis charity, they are working to ensure that no one faces the meningitis journey alone.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up On Saturday April 22, Lola’s family will host the second Annual Lola’s Ball at the Greenhills Hotel in her memory. Last year’s inaugural event raised a phenomenal €16,786 and all funds from this year’s ball will once again go directly to ACT for Meningitis.“We never thought meningitis would affect us but it did,” says event organiser and Lola’s sister, Leah Melling.“We are organising this ball to remember our beautiful Lola, to raise funds, but also to raise awareness of meningitis because knowing the signs and symptoms may just save a life.“We have been overwhelmed by the support we have received so far and would welcome any raffle prizes or donations to help make this night a massive success by logging onto www.idonate.ie/lolasball.”RTE’s ‘Winning Streak’ presenter Sinead Kennedy will present the Limerick event which will feature a full entertainment line up including Tiny Giants, MizDrea, Leon Anderson, Laura McLoughlin’s Fame Academy Dancers, DJ Ian McLoughlin and lots of surprises throughout the night.Tickets cost €60 or €540 for a table of ten, and are now on sale at the Greenhills Hotel, through the www.idonate.ie/lolasball link or by calling Vanessa at 083 3475109.by Alan [email protected] Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsLocal NewsBattling meningitis as a lasting memorial to LolaBy Alan Jacques – March 5, 2017 978 WhatsApp Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSACT for MeningitisfeaturedGreenhills HotellimerickLola NagleLola’s BallMeningitis Email Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Printcenter_img Previous articleUnique night of choral enchantment by AnúnaNext articleMarching band competition will bring 1,000 musicians to Limerick Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter Facebook Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” last_img read more

Knowledge is Key for Investors to Capitalize on Opportunities


first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Xhevrije West The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The housing market has made its way back from crisis times, but investors still face unexpected challenges. The key to investors’ ability to capitalize on opportunities that exist is knowledge.Participants in the Investment Lab at the 12th Annual Five Star Conference and Expo on September 17 delved into the investment strategies and discussed how to be successful in a highly competitive market. Industry panelists from a number of companies came together in the lab to talk about regulation, non-depository lending, mortgage servicing rights, and REO to loan products in the three and a half hour lab.The director of the lab, David Tobin, a principal at one of the industry’s most respected loan sale advisory firms, Mission Capital Advisors. Tobin has extensive experience in loan sale advisory transactions, investment banking and commercial real estate debt, and equity raising.To kick off the conversation, Phil Comeau, CEO of Phillip E. Comeau Company, Inc., discussed the topic of regulatory challenges in the investment space by asking attendees to raise their hands if they were not familiar with the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule. To his surprise, the majority of attendees raised their hands indicating their unfamiliarity with TRID.Of the rule and the lack of knowledge demonstrated by the audience, Comeau said, “TRID will fully bake over the next decade,” and also noting that “TRID is a solution looking for a problem.”Jeremy Burcham, chief strategy officer at The Compliance Group added, “TRID will pose challenges well after the effective date, it’s one of those regulations that people are worried about overcoming it instead of complying with it.”As for TRID’s direct impact on the investment space, Tim Herriage of Herriage Holdings, LLC, said that the rule will be “good for the investment business and flipping will be slowed, which will stabilize the industry and reduce margins.”Josh Stech, VP of Business Development at LendingHome told DS News that the results of a recent investor poll by the company discovered that investors would like to diversify deal sourcing, add new exit strategies, save on capital costs, and borrow more money.”As a lender at LendingHome, the problem is creating a better, simplified mortgage process with the ability to have a one-stop shop for borrowers,” Stech said. “This is something that is needed nationally and we believe we are doing a great job of moving toward this goal.”Technology was deemed as one of the biggest issues in lending.Mark Filler, CEO of Jordan Capital, noted that non-depository lending positively impacts investment strategies due to the “wider range and variety of programs that are available compared to a couple of years ago.”In addition, David Caballero, CEO of Home Servicing addressed the REO to loan product, while Jason Shapiro, regional head of B2R Finance discussed single-family rental investments.Editor’s note: The Five Star Institute is the parent company of DS News and DSNews.com. Tagged with: 2015 Five Star Conference and Expo Housing Market Investment Strategies TRID Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Knowledge is Key for Investors to Capitalize on Opportunities September 18, 2015 1,042 Views Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img Xhevrije West is a talented writer and editor based in Dallas, Texas. She has worked for a number of publications including The Syracuse New Times, Dallas Flow Magazine, and Bellwethr Magazine. She completed her Bachelors at Alcorn State University and went on to complete her Masters at Syracuse University. Share Save Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Knowledge is Key for Investors to Capitalize on Opportunities The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Law Firms Up Against Foreclosure Statute of Limitations, Maintaining a Pipeline Next: Five Star, Auction.com, Operation Homefront Honor Veterans With Mortgage-Free Homes Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago 2015 Five Star Conference and Expo Housing Market Investment Strategies TRID 2015-09-18 Brian Honea Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Postlast_img read more

Diving boards to be reinstated in Buncrana


first_img Pinterest WhatsApp By News Highland – April 13, 2012 LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Buncrana Town Council is to reinstate diving boards in the area for the summer season in a bid to attract more visitors.The Mayor noted that during the recent warm spell, hundreds of people visited Buncrana.And he says if diving boards were reinstated, then it would ensure that visitors would return during the Summer.Mayor Nicolas Crossan says the diving boards could be used by visitors and people from the town….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/mayor830.mp3[/podcast] Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Twitter Facebook Newsx Adverts Google+center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Diving boards to be reinstated in Buncrana Previous articleLetterkenny councillors support call for outdoor basketball facilityNext articleConvoy man has pain relief treatment restored News Highland Pinterest Twitter Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Facebook Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week WhatsApplast_img read more