EU bonus rules make London uncompetitive

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BtoBet launches new Covid-19 sportsbook strategy

first_imgSports betting Email Address BtoBet launches new Covid-19 sportsbook strategy Platform provider BtoBet has announced its new strategy for operators to adjust for the lack of sports betting revenue following the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.With almost all sports across the globe suspended to limit the spread of the virus, BtoBet’s new strategy is intended to allow sports-focused operators to diversify and take advantage of other verticals.The strategy is built around the introduction of “special content” for bookmakers. This includes a daily selection of horse racing events that are still occuring, a new novelty bet section as well as an expanded range of esports markets.In addition, the strategy includes improved virtual sports content, including a new tennis game which it said is based on the outcomes of more than 1m matches.“I am confident that the current sportsbook shortfall will be just a small blip in the radar for the majority of operators who optimise their business strategies, allowing them to reap major revenue increase opportunities from a wider verticals portfolio on the long term,” BtoBet chief executive Alessandro Fried said.Throughout these times we are still investing and pushing to provide bookmakers with the best range of alternative vertical content, whilst at the same time keeping focused on delivering a long term plan ensuring our partners will reap benefits by adapting a player-centric approach.” Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 3rd April 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Platform provider BtoBet has announced its new strategy for operators to adjust for the lack of sports betting revenue following the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Sports betting Tech & innovationlast_img read more

Palm Beach House / Vaughn McQuarrie

first_img Year:  Projects “COPY” Photographs New Zealand Houses photographs:  Simon DevittPhotographs:  Simon Devitt+ 15 Share Year:  ArchDaily 2011 Architects: Vaughn McQuarrie Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img CopySave this picture!© Simon DevittRecommended ProductsStonesFranken-SchotterFlooring and Wall Tiles – Dietfurt LimestoneDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineText description provided by the architects. The house is located on a reasonably steep bush covered site a few hundred meters up a valley from the golden sands of Palm Beach Waiheke Island. Save this picture!© Simon DevittSitting under a large pohutukawa tree the house negotiates the site with a series of suspended internal and external spaces connected by external bridges and stairs. The owners of this home have to step outside in order to circulate from room to room. Due to difficult access and the wish to minimize waste, the design was based around factory sheet sizes which could be carried by hand and directly fixed in place without the need for cutting. Glue laminated timber was used extensively in the framing, once again carried in by hand and pieced together on site.Save this picture!© Simon DevittA draw bridge allows the house to disengage itself from the ground,  giving the occupants a sense of  privacy and the feeling of being on a platform up in the trees.Save this picture!South ElevationProject gallerySee allShow lessUrban Planning Lessons from the World’s Largest (Temporary) CityArchitecture NewsHouse in Itami / Tato ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Area:  100 m² Area:  100 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Palm Beach House / Vaughn McQuarrie “COPY” Palm Beach House / Vaughn McQuarrieSave this projectSavePalm Beach House / Vaughn McQuarrieSave this picture!© Simon DevittHouses•Auckland, New Zealand 2011 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeVaughn McQuarrieOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAucklandHousesNew ZealandPublished on September 05, 2013Cite: “Palm Beach House / Vaughn McQuarrie” 05 Sep 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abstract EarthPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesKingspan Insulated PanelsInsulated Wall Panels – Designwall R-seriesWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMBricksNelissenSpecial Bricks – Slips and HalvesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta cladding in Le TrèfleEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEASideboardsUSMLow Shelving – HallerTable LampsLeds-C4Lighting – ElampMore 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 stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

UK Fundraising is 10 years old today

first_img Tagged with: Digital Recruitment / people Research / statistics AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 30 November 2004 | News UK Fundraising is 10 years old today  35 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Indulge us while we list our achievements and thoughts on reaching ten.Our achievementsthe first Web resource in the world dedicated to professional charity/non-profit fundraisers one of the first 3,000 Web sites in the world (source: .net magazine)published at no charge for 10 yearsthe site has been profit-making since 1996.our free fortnightly e-mail newsletter is sent to 9,400+ subscribers, more than twice the number of members of the Institute of Fundraisingwe’ve never asked for or taken a penny in grants or funding, unlike some other charity umbrella Web sites that have received £150,000 to create Web sites (some of them twice!). So we have not cost the charity sector a penny.still financially independent and wholly privately owned by its founder.editorially independent.passionately collaborative: we welcome good content from any source. From the outset we published details of other providers we thought important for fundraisers but who at that point didn’t have a Web site e.g. CAF, Directory of Social Change (we published their whole book catalogue online in 1995), Institute of Fundraising, Professional Fundraising magazine, Smee and Ford, and others.our content is king: we’re not a thinly-disguised shop-window for our or someone else’s consultancy services. Don’t believe us? Try searching the site now for details of our consultancy services: they are far from prominent.much of our content is unique: while we feature some key stories covered by other fundraising and charity sector publications, you’ll read plenty of information on our site that just isn’t available elsewhere.our content is used by fundraisers of all kinds, from senior managers at UN organisations to volunteer fundraisers at a village hallwe’ve *never* won an award for our site: by the time organisations set up awards recognising online innovation in the charity sector, our site was well and truly part of the furniture.we’ve only ever published online: we still don’t have colour printed letterhead.we’ve never paid a penny to advertise or promote our site.we’ve generated considerable amounts of business for fundraising suppliers and agencies: one told us that a third of all his referrals came from UK Fundraising.consistently top (or more recently top two or three) of searches for “fundraising” on search engines throughout the ages e.g. Webcrawler, Lycos, AltaVista, Excite, Google.we’ve inspired people to found new careers in new media fundraisingand we know we’ve helped fundraisers locate considerable sums in grantsWe’ve notched up so many firsts – here are some of them:first (and only?) company in this sector to make a long-term profitable business out of publishing news and information at no charge. We make money by giving lots of our expertise away.first e-mail discussion forum for charity fundraisers in the UK (now the Web-based UK Fundraising Forum) (April 1996)first charity sector Web site to earn income from banner ads (1996)first daily news service for UK fundraisers (1997)first daily e-mail alert service for UK fundraisers (2001)first to pass on savings of online publishing by offering low-cost recruitment adverts to fundraisers (1995)first service to carry e-mail and Web-based recruitment adverts for fundraisers (1996)first charity sector site to test income generation possibilities of affiliate marketing e.g. Amazon associate since 1997.In many ways we believe we’ve led by example. We’ve shown charities, either explicitly or implicitly, how they can create, publish and develop a Web presence that can generate income, reduce their costs, build their brand, and help achieve their charitable objectives. We’ve shown how it can be done from a standing start and with no promotional budget in 10 years.We also believe our environmental footprint has been small: no company car, all business travel by public transport (and trains rather than planes where possible), and very limited use of paper.We’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has contributed to this site over 10 years. You’ve proved that enlightened collaboration using new technology can help build an even more effective fundraising profession. Ten years ago such a concept was far from the commonplace it is now.Thank you too to everyone who has paid to advertise their services or job vacancies here over the years.It’s almost invidious to thank individuals given so many people have given so much to this site, but special thanks must go to Andrew Thomas of Charity Consultants Ltd, James Redhead of Redhead Consulting, and Sarah Hughes of Charities Aid Foundation for their early and consistent support and interest.We’ve truly enjoyed the last 10 years. We’ve met with frustration of course: our first NatWest bank manager told us in 1996 that “no-one can make money on the Internet”. The charity sector as a whole was desperately slow to embrace the potential of the Internet. But that simply confirmed the value and importance of a site like UK Fundraising and its message.One final confession: this site is the work of just one person, its founder and sole salaried employee, Howard Lake. We now use the services of excellent Web designers and developers, advertising sales people, and other professionals, but the site, its promotion, its content, its customer service, its e-mail newsletter publication, is all handled by one person. We hope that inspires you when you hear that your charity can’t afford to update its Web site or accept online donations, or some other seemingly insurmountable problem.We hope you’ve found our 10 years of service useful and inspiring. We’ll put aside our laurels tomorrow morning, so keep sharing news of your success and failures, ideas, achievements and aims, and we’ll keep using the Internet to spread this best practice to make our fundraising even more effective.Coming soon: our birthday offer – win a free job advert or banner advert on UK Fundraising. UK Fundraising was first published on 30 November 1994 as a single Web page.UK Fundraising is celebrating its tenth anniversary today. For ten years we have lead the way in using the Internet to share fundraising expertise to improve the effectiveness of fundraisers. We’ve served fundraisers at thousands of charities and voluntary organisations throughout the UK and in many other countries around the world.The site was set up to demonstrate by example the importance and value of the Internet to charity fundraisers. We have banged on about the importance of Internet fundraising (ie. using the Internet to help *all* aspects of fundraising, *not* just online donations, important as they are), and after ten years we can take some comfort that the message is now embedded in many UK charities. There’s room for improvement of course, and we’ll keep suggesting these, but we’ll take some credit in urging fundraisers to explore and test the remarkable potential of the Internet. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. UK Fundraising is 10 years oldlast_img read more

Foreclosure reprieve won for Cleveland activists

first_imgMembers of the Carl Stokes Brigade, Black on Black Crime, Affordable Housing Centers of America, Peoples Fightback Center and Oberlin Student Labor Action Coalition faced down Cuyahoga County deputy sheriffs on Oct. 29 and won a 60- to 90-day reprieve in the foreclosure and eviction process for longtime activists Dave and Marva Patterson in the historic Hough neighborhood of Cleveland.The Pattersons were able to point out fraudulent aspects of the documents being served by the deputies. They also insisted that a bank representative be present, as legally required, rather than the Howard Hanna realtor who falsely claimed to represent the bank. Deputies had the nerve to ask for city of Cleveland identification from City Councilperson T.J. Dow, who was mediating the dispute.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Bomb threat against provincial daily

first_img Help by sharing this information The provincial daily Norrköpings Tidningar was the target of a bomb threat on 23 August after running reports about organised crime. Reporters Without Borders voices outrage about this attempt to silence journalists by such methods and calls on the Swedish authorities to do everything necessary to track down those responsible. Follow the news on Sweden Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU SwedenEurope – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders voiced shock today that the Norrköpings Tidningar (a daily based in Norrköping, southwest of Stockholm) received an anonymous letter on 23 August warning that four bombs would be set off in the town, one of them next to the newspaper, if it did not stop carrying reports about organised crime and did not apologise for the reports already published.”We are outraged by this attempt to silence journalists by such methods,” the press freedom organisation said. “We call on the Swedish authorities to take these threats seriously and to do everything necessary to track down those responsible.”Reporters Without Borders added: “A threat like this should be a wake-up call in a country such as Sweden, where press freedom is taken for granted.”This is the second time the newspaper has been the target of threats of this nature in a month. An anonymous letter received on 8 August contained death threats against one of its reporters who had written a story about organised crime rings.Editor Karl-Åke Bredenberg said: “This is very serious, this is our possibility of working in a free society that is being threatened. But we won’t be silenced.”Founded in 1758, the Norrköpings Tidningar is Sweden’s oldest newspaper. August 26, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Bomb threat against provincial daily Swedish Reporters Without Borders awards press freedom prize to a Hungarian news site Organisation News RSF_en Receive email alerts April 14, 2021 Find out more News SwedenEurope – Central Asia News to go further May 4, 2021 Find out more News RSF urges Swedish judicial authorities to reverse Dawit Isaak decision June 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more


first_imgIn an effort to bolster his image as a reformer, Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak announced in September 2011 a repeal of the draconian Internal Security Act (ISA), which had been used until then by the authorities to arbitrarily pursue and detain journalists, bloggers and opposition leaders in order to serve their political ends. One year earlier, peaceful vigils had been held to ask for such that repeal. Although this announcement was welcomed by the traditional media and by certain international media, the opposition and online media are recommending vigilance, for just a few months earlier, in December 2010, a cyber sedition bill had been introduced in the Council of Ministers.Social media “junkies”? Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts News February 22, 2021 Find out more News A dangerous precedent was set for journalists and bloggers who cover political scandals: blogger Amizudin Ahmat was sentenced to pay exorbitant damages and costs of up to 300,000 Malaysian ringgits (approximately USD 100,000) to the Minister of Information, Communications and Culture, Rais Yatim, for an article judged defamatory, despite his apologies and the retraction of the offending article.A defamation suit was launched against another blogger, Ahmad Sofian Yahya (Sekupangdua) who exposed a misuse of power, accusing deputy Nga Kor Ming of arranging for a contract with the State of Perak to be awarded to his wife’s company. The blogger retaliated by filing a countersuit against the politician.The charges against satirical blogger Irwan Abdul Raman, who blogs under the name Hassan Skodeng, were dropped in March 2011. He had been charged with disseminating false news after posting a humorous message about “State warming.” He thanked the blogger community for their support. His lawyer stated that he hoped such cases would not “kill satirical talent in the country.”Political cartoonist Zunar, charged with “sedition” for having posted satiric drawings about his country’s political and social situation, whose books are still banned from publication in Malaysia, presented a solo exhibit of 80 of his cartoons in London entitled “To Fight through Cartoon.”Real legislative reform or empty promises? MalaysiaAsia – Pacific Political campaigning and freedom of information are not compatible in Malaysia. In the run-up to the local elections in Sarawak (on the island of Borneo), in April 2011, many opposition and news websites were the target of DDoS-type cyberattacks, including those of Sarawak Report, Radio Free Sarawak, Dayak Baru Blog and Malaysiakini. This use of cyberattacks to regulate Internet content does not bode well for the general elections expected in 2012, at a time when online bloggers and journalists will have the crucial role to play of informing the population. Some bloggers such as Wong Chin Huat (researcher), Sivarasa (lawyer and MP), and Haris Ibrahim (lawyer) were denied entry to the island.In July 2011, 30,000 Malaysians representing all strata of the population, rallied in the streets in response to Bersih 2.0’s call for transparent elections. A general election should take place by March 2013. Both before and during the protest rally, which united Malaysia’s entire civil society, the authorities arrested hundreds of opposition and human rights activists and threatened to prosecute those media that denounced police violence. The capital, Kuala Lumpur, was literally closed down on the eve of July 9, 2011 by police roadblocks set up to systematically search all vehicles, and T-shirts with a Bersih logo, or even yellow T-shirts (the organization’s logo color) were banned. The anti-government Malaysiakini website was then subjected to a new wave of cyberattacks.Bloggers and netizens under pressure According to comScore, a leading online audience measurement company, one-third of the time spent online in Malaysia is devoted to using social networks. The new media appear to be the most effective remedy to compensate for self-censorship. Election forecasts, as well as corruption cases, or negotiations on the installation of the next nuclear power plant can be broached there more freely than anywhere else. Genuine political debates are held online, not in the traditional media, which leaves the Internet and bloggers particularly vulnerable in a pre-general election climate. For more information, read the Malaysia chapter of the 2011 “Enemies of the Internet” report.High-risk general elections? March 12, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Malaysia Follow the news on Malaysia Organisation New Malaysian ordinance threatens very concept of truth to go further January 29, 2021 Find out more RSF_en MalaysiaAsia – Pacific Malaysian emulators of Arab Spring caught Kuala Lumpur authorities off guard, but they are using all means possible to quash the Bersih 2.0 protest movement. Preventive arrests, pressures on bloggers and the media, and website blockings during local elections are omens of worse yet to come for the general elections. The campaign is expected to play out primarily on the Internet, which remains a favorite space for expression in a country where the traditional press is regularly muzzled by the regime. March 17, 2021 Find out more Malaysian cartoonist Zunar facing possible sedition charge again News Record fine for Malaysian news site over readers’ commentslast_img read more

Increasing Rent Costs Present a Challenge to Aspiring Homeowners

first_img Homeownership Housing Affordability rents Zillow 2015-02-13 Tory Barringer Home / Daily Dose / Increasing Rent Costs Present a Challenge to Aspiring Homeowners Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Increasing Rent Costs Present a Challenge to Aspiring Homeowners  Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Tory Barringer Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: Nationwide Title Clearing Recruits New National Account Executive Next: Economists Predicting Good News for Job Market, Housing Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago February 13, 2015 6,401 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tory Barringer began his journalism career in early 2011, working as a writer for the University of Texas at Arlington’s student newspaper before joining the DS News team in 2012. In addition to contributing to, he is also the online editor for DS News’ sister publication, MReport, which focuses on mortgage banking news. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Fast-rising rents have made it difficult for many Americans to save up a down payment for a home purchase—and experts say that problem is unlikely to go away any time soon.Late last year, Zillow reported that renters living in the United States paid a cumulative $441 billion in rents throughout 2014, a nearly 5 percent annual increase spurred by rising numbers of renters and climbing prices. Last month, the company said that its own Rent Index increased 3.3 percent year-over-year, accelerating from 2013 even as home price growth slows down.Results from a more recent survey conducted by Zillow and Pulsenomics suggest that rent prices will continue to be a problem for the aspiring homeowner for years to come.51 percent of experts said they expect rental affordability won’t improve for at least another two years, Zillow reported Friday. Another 33 percent were a little more optimistic, calling for a deceleration in rental price increases sometime in the next one to two years.Only five percent said they expect affordability conditions to improve for renters within the next year.Despite the challenge that rising rents presents to homeownership throughout the country, more than half—52 percent of respondents—said the market should be allowed to correct the problem on its own, without government intervention.”Solving the rental affordability crisis in this country will require a lot of innovative thinking and hard work, and that has to start at the local level, not the federal level,” said Zillow’s chief economist, Stan Humphries. “Housing markets in general and rental dynamics in particular are uniquely local and demand local, market-driven policies. Uncle Sam can certainly do a lot, but I worry we’ve become too accustomed to automatically seeking federal assistance for housing issues big and small, instead of trusting markets to correct themselves and without waiting to see the impact of decisions made at a broader local level.”On the topic of government involvement in housing matters: The survey also asked respondents about last month’s reduction in annual mortgage insurance premiums for loans backed by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). The Obama administration has projected that the cuts will help as many as 250,000 new homeowners make their first purchase.The panelists were lukewarm on the change: While two-thirds of those with an opinion said they think the changes could be “somewhat effective in making homeownership more accessible and affordable,” just less than half said the new initiatives are unwise and potentially risky to taxpayers.Finally, the survey polled panelists on their predictions for U.S. home values this year. As a whole, the group predicted values will rise 4.4 percent in 2015 to a median value of $187,040, with projections ranging from a low of 3.1 percent to a high of 5.5 percent.”During the past year, expectations for annual home value appreciation over the long run have remained flat, despite lower mortgage rates,” said Terry Loebs, founder of Pulsenomics. “Regarding the near-term outlook, there is a clear consensus among the experts that the positive momentum in U.S. home prices will continue to slow this year.”On average, panelists said they expect median home values will pass their precession peak ($196,400) by May 2017. Tagged with: Homeownership Housing Affordability rents Zillow Subscribelast_img read more

PM on woman’s body found on Leenan beach

first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Twitter Homepage BannerNews Pinterest A post mortem examination has taken place on a body which was washed up yesterday morning on Leenan Beach in Inishowen.Gardai believe the body may have been in the water for some weeks.The examination was carried out at Letterkenny University Hospital by Dr Margaret Bolster from the State Pathologists office, assisted by an anthropologist.Gardai say the body was that of an aged female.Because of the length of time the body was in the water, gardai say it may be some weeks before the body is formally identified, but they are not treating the death as suspicious.A file is now being prepared for the Coroner. Google+ PM on woman’s body found on Leenan beach Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleFianna Fail and SDLP announce partnershipNext articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Thursday January 24th News Highland center_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – January 24, 2019 Google+ Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

Brush Arbor Singing Wednesday

first_img You Might Like County business licenses due by month’s end Businesses in Pike County have until the end of the month to make their license purchases. Probate Judge Bill Stone… read more Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Latest Stories Brush Arbor Singing Wednesday What better way to get an event off to a great start than to bring a community together for a time of worshipful singing and praise.For 16 years, the kickoff event for the Annual Peanut Butter Festival has been the Brush Arbor Singing on the Wednesday night before the big Saturday event.The first two Brush Arbor Singings were sponsored by the Brundidge Historical Society but the next year, First National Bank of Brundidge offered to sponsor the community sing-along and has done so every year since. By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancelcenter_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Ramage said each Brush Arbor Singing opens and closes with prayer.“We believe that’s the way it should be,” he said. “The Brush Arbor Singing is a worship service of songs.”The congregational singing will be led by local directors and everyone is invited to make a joyful noise.“We provide songbooks but most people know all the songs anyway,” Ramage said. “Some people like to bring flashlights so they can see better if there’s a song or a verse they happen not to know.” Published 1:06 am Sunday, October 19, 2008 The Brush Arbor Singing lasts about an hour, so some people bring a jacket or light blanket to keep the night chill away.“We realize that Wednesday night is church night for many churches and we invite the churches to attend their services and then join us for this spiritual service,” Ramage said.Bleacher seating will be provided but some prefer to bring lawn chairs. Those who choose to bring lawn chairs are encouraged to put the chairs to the front or to the side of the bleachers so they will be able to see the stage.Everyone is encouraged to come early and enjoy the fellowship of friends and neighbors and stay until the last note is sung. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Email the author Print Article This year’s Brush Arbor Singing will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Knox Ryals Pavilion on the grounds of the historic Bass House.The We Piddle Around Scratch Band will play from 6:30 until 7 p.m. as people gather for the congregational singing. Refreshments of apple cider and salted nuts will be served prior to the singing, compliments of First National Bank.“The Brush Arbor Singing is a very popular event and a great way to get the Peanut Butter Festival under way,” said Jimmy Ramage, bank president. “Those of us at the bank always look forward to it and I know that many people in the community do, too.”last_img read more

Found treasures

first_imgLatest Stories She began painting as a child but had no formal training in art. She worked for the First Farmers and Merchants National Bank in Troy but her avocation was art. Her simple, primitive artwork was shown throughout the Southeast. Lake’s work became extremely popular and won many awards. Much of her work was quickly purchased by collectors of folk art and is in private collections.Lake was a fun-loving, free spirit talent and was a favorite among the traveling artist circuit. She would often invite her artist friends to her beloved hometown for art shows. After Lake’s death in 1976, friends of Jean Lake approached The Troy Council on the Arts and Humanities to combine local art shows into a big two-day art show, to be held on the grounds of the Pike Pioneer Museum. The art show would showcase the region’s best artists and more importantly, honor Jean Thompson Lake. The first Jean Lake Memorial Art Show was held in 1982.The annual arts and crafts show has been moved to the downtown square in Troy and has been renamed TroyFest but it continues as a memorial to Lake through the awarding of the annual Jean Lake Memorial Scholarship to an outstanding senior art student.The artwork of Jean Lake is still exhibited all over the world today. She continues to be recognized as the namesake of the festival and the exclusive annual scholarship. Her contributions to the Troy community and to the primitive art world will never be forgotten.Jerry Peak, retired director of the Pioneer Museum of Alabama, said the museum is proud to offer the remaining prints of Lake’s artwork and expects many of those who collect her work to take advantage of this last-time opportunity.The black and white, limited edition prints are $7.50 each and the color prints are $12. The note cards are packaged six to the pack and are priced at $5.The signed prints have not been priced.The Jean Lake collection prints will be sold today at the museum’s Butter Churn’ Syrup Soppin’ Saturday event and as long as the prints are available.For more information, call the museum at 566-3597. Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Book Nook to reopen You Might Like Just a ‘sample’ Troy Arts Auxiliary showcases local scenes, talent in book The “Troy Sampler” project of the Troy Arts Council Auxiliary began three… read more Found treasures By The Penny Hoarder Email the author The treasure chest that has been entrusted to the Pioneer Museum of Alabama was brought into the museum, not in an antiqued trunk, but in several aging boxes.Jeff Kervin, chair of the museum’s board of directors, said that Degie Lake Stevens came to the museum with a treasure trove of art in tow.Stevens is the daughter of the late Jean Lake, widely recognized and highly acclaimed Troy folk artist. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationcenter_img Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Print Article Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Published 5:33 pm Friday, May 13, 2011 By Jaine Treadwell Several works of art by Jean Lake were recently donated to Pioneer Museum. More works by Jean Lake donated to Pioneer MuseumA treasure chest is a figment of one’s imagination. Usually.But every now and then one is found. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “Degie brought the remaining prints of her mother’s artwork to the museum and offered them to be sold at the museum with most of the proceeds going to the museum,” Kervin said. “Jean Lake had a strong affection for the museum and several of the buildings on the museum grounds were inspiration for her work.”Stevens donated several boxes of her Lake’s work to the museum. The boxes included limited edition black and white and color prints. Some of them were signed by the artist. Packaged note cards are also among the artwork.“The prints are numbered and include, not just folk art, but some of Jean Lake’s traditional artwork,” Kervin said. “It’s quite a collection of Jean Lake’s artwork and all of these prints are collectibles. Having these prints for sale is quite an opportunity for the Pioneer Museum of Alabama and also for those who appreciate the work of Jean Lake.”Jean Thompson Lake as born Aug. 29, 1929 in Troy. She married James Thomas “Trigger” Lake. Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? 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Chicago Bulls waive Carmelo Anthony

first_img Written by February 1, 2019 /Sports News – National Chicago Bulls waive Carmelo Anthony FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPhil Ellsworth/ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — The Chicago Bulls have waived forward Carmelo Anthony, allowing him to enter free agency, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.The Bulls originally acquired Anthony, along with cash considerations, in a trade with the Houston Rockets. Anthony never played a game in a Bulls uniform as the team planned to waive him barring any trade offers.It’s the fourth team Anthony has landed on in two seasons. After an unsuccessful stint with the Oklahoma City Thunder, he was traded to the Hawks in exchange for point guard Dennis Schroeder. The Hawks then waived the 10-time All Star, allowing him to sign with the Rockets.Anthony only played in ten games for the Rockets before head coach Mike D’Antoni decided he did not fit with the roster.“It wasn’t fair for him as a Hall of Fame player to play in a role that wasn’t good for him,” D’Antoni told reporters at the time. “It wasn’t a fit.”Anthony is now free to sign with any team of his choosing, with the Lakers considered the frontrunner as he is good friends with current Laker LeBron James. The Lakers would need to open up a roster spot to sign Anthony, something that could happen if the team manages to pull off a trade for New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

The Negotiator Awards – one week left to enter!

first_imgThis is your chance to win one of the UK’s top residential property awards! But there’s just one week left before the closing date of 30 June. So here’s a reminder to all agents who haven’t completed their entries – we need them very soon!Download the entry form and guidance by CLICKING HERE and learn more about the awards at – The Negotiator Awards are free to enter.It is very easy to enter The Negotiator Awards, you simply complete a short form and prepare a supporting statement telling the judges why your company deserves an award – full details and advice on preparing your submission are on our special website. That’s it! There is no formality, no risk, no cost! The Negotiator Awards is absolutely free to enter – it is the only property awards event that carries no entry fee – another scheme charges £230 per office for the first category entered, £115 for the second and third categories entered – that’s £460 to pay before you even know if you are shortlisted. We don’t think that is fair, so we continue to follow our nine-year tradition – it’s completely free to take part!The second point is that there is a category for every sales and/or lettings agent, whether independent, corporate or franchised, every property manager, auctioneer and more.And we haven’t forgotten those who help agents to be the best – the industry suppliers; whether it’s software, insurances, signage, mortgage brokers or property portals, every supplier is in with a chance to win recognition for their technology, services and products or professional support.Our headline sponsor for The Negotiator Awards is The Property Software Group, well-known to you through its leading software brands: Vebra, Jupix, Alto, CFP and Core.Download the entry form and guidance now at Award categories are below – full details and entry forms are on our website.Category 1Community Champion of the YearCategory 2Marketing Campaign of the YearCategory 3Website of the YearCategory 4Rising Star of the YearCategory 5Residential Auction House of the YearSupplier AwardsAs a property industry supplier do you deliver more than you promise? Are your products and services making the agents’ businesses fly? Is your technology way ahead of the crowd? Suppliers may enter only one of these three categories:Category 6Supplier of the Year: Technology SoftwareCategory 7Supplier of the Year: Services and ProductsCategory 8Supplier of the Year: Professional SupportCategory 9Property Management Department of the YearCategory 10Property Management Company of the YearCategory 11Innovator of the YearCategory 12Employer of the YearCategory 13Online Agency of the YearCategory 14New Agency of the YearCategory 15Franchise or Network Group of the YearRegional Agency AwardsYou may not be the largest sales or lettings agency in your region, you may not be the longest established – or you may be. The question is, are you the best? Enter in these categories:Category 16 North EastNorthumberland, Tyne & Wear, County Durham, Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesborough, Redcar & Cleveland, Stockton-on-Tees.Category 17 North WestCumbria, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Merseyside.Category 18 Yorkshire and The HumberSouth Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, East Riding, York, North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire.Category 19 East MidlandsLincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Rutland.Category 20 West MidlandsStaffordshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, West Midlands, Warwickshire.Category 21 East of EnglandNorfolk, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire.Category 22 LondonCategory 23 South EastKent, East Sussex, West Sussex, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Surrey.Category 24 South WestGloucestershire, Somerset, Bristol and Bath, Dorset, Wiltshire, Devon, Cornwall.Category 25ScotlandCategory 26WalesCategory 27Northern IrelandAgency of the Year AwardsCategory 28Small Lettings Agency of the Year (1-3 branches)Category 29Medium Lettings Agency of the Year (4-11 branches)Category 30Large Lettings Agency of the Year (12+ branches)Category 31Small Estate Agency of the Year (1-3 branches)Category 32Medium Estate Agency of the Year (4-11 branches)Category 33Large Estate Agency of the Year (12+ branches)The Negotiator Awards 2015 June 25, 2015The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles 40% of tenants planning a move now that Covid has eased says Nationwide3rd May 2021 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicensed rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 Home » News » The Negotiator Awards – one week left to enter! previous nextThe Negotiator Awards – one week left to enter!25th June 20150595 Viewslast_img read more

St. Vincent Evansville Birth Announcements for July 29, 2019

first_img Kayla Lance and Kyle Siekman, Buckskin, IN, son, Rogan Wayne, July 9Jennifer and Shawn Koss, Evansville, son, Charles Doyle, July 19Luckia and Nicholas Kirsch, Newburgh, daughter, Ruby Rose-Lynn, July 19Ivy Blair and Dallas Barnes, Richland, IN, daughter, October Reign, July 20Abigail and Grant Sanders, Newburgh, son, Carson Prentice, July 20Ashley and D’Allen Anguish, Evansville, son, Dante Micheal, July 20Danielle Ebbing and Michael Lucero, Evansville, daughter, Emma Kay, July 21Randi Galloway and Cody Knight, Evansville, daughter, Aalyvia Avery-Lee Jean, July 22Andrea Bearden & Brandon Banks, Mount Carmel, IL, daughter, Olivia Ingrid Stephanie, July 22Buffy and Dallas Mahaney Jr., Tell City, IN, daughter, Harper Noelle, July 22Buffy and Dallas Mahaney Jr., Tell City, IN, son, Greyson Allen, July 22Elizabeth and Anthony McGarvey, Albion, IL, son, Jackson Norman Fredleigh, July 23Stephanie and Jon Johnson, Cynthiana, IN, son, Liam Matthew, July 23Julie and Jared Crummley, Mount Carmel, IL, daughter, Caroline Jane, July 23April and Eric Ahlemeier, Dale, IN, daughter, Hazel Penelope, July 23Danielle and Nathanial Denning, Evansville, son, Leland Israel, July 24Danielle Ebbing and Michael Lucero, Evansville, daughter, Emma Kay, July 21Alyssa White and Leighton Morris, Evansville, daughter, Hadley Grey, July 25Amy and James Schroeder, Evansville, daughter, Katherine Clare, July 25FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Video: Press Pass — Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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Playing The Game, both past and present

first_imgIn the 135th edition of The Game, the Harvard football team pulled away from Yale in the fourth quarter to earn a decisive victory, 45-27, at historic Fenway Park. It was the first time since 1894 that Harvard and Yale met at a neutral site. It also marked the 50th anniversary of the 1968 game memorialized in the headline “Harvard wins, 29-29.” That had certainly felt like a Harvard win, as the Crimson scored 16 points in the final 42 seconds to tie the score.This game was also tied at several junctures, at 14-14 and again at 21-21, before Harvard fought back to retake the lead for good, scoring 17 points in the fourth quarter. Receiver Henry Taylor ’19 and running back Devin Darrington ’21 scored two touchdowns each, while captain Zach Miller ’19 hauled in two interceptions to lead the defense.Dozens of players from the 1968 game, both Harvard and Yale, received a standing ovation as they stood on the field at halftime. The joyous looks on their faces as they reconnected with teammates and opponents from half a century ago were a strong testament to the enduring legacy of this historic rivalry.last_img read more