Stats Perform scores data deal with Ecuador’s LigaPro

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter “Stats Perform’s pedigree for collecting deep, accurate and fast data and unrivalled distribution network will help us engage fans globally and grow the sport we love. ” Stats Perform scores data deal with Ecuador’s LigaPro Sports data and analytics provider Stats Perform has entered into an official data partnership with Liga Profesional de Fútbol del Ecuador (LigaPro), the organisation that runs the country’s Serie A and Serie B domestic club football competitions. The deal will also see Stats Perform’s Integrity Unit help protect the integrity of the LigaPro by monitoring global betting markets, implementing an integrity intelligence programme and running a performance integrity analysis service. Under the agreement, Stats Perform will serve as the official data partner for the LigaPro Serie A and Serie B. Stats Perform’s Opta and RunningBall data brands will exclusively deliver official data and player performance data to licensed betting operators, broadcasters, publishers, fantasy providers and the leagues’ own digital platforms. Tech & innovation 2nd October 2020 | By Aaron Noy Regions: LATAM Ecuador AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Sports betting Tech & innovation The deal comes after Stats Perform in August was also appointed as the exclusive streaming rights and betting data provider to the Brazilian Série A and Série B club football competitions. “We are excited to be working with Stats Perform; not only will they help us improve on-field performances through deep and accurate data, they will support us in preventing match manipulation and betting fraud,” LigaPro president Miguel Ángel Loor said. Email Addresslast_img read more

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MUCOBA Bank Plc (MUCOBA.tz) HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgMUCOBA Bank Plc (MUCOBA.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about MUCOBA Bank Plc (MUCOBA.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the MUCOBA Bank Plc (MUCOBA.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: MUCOBA Bank Plc (MUCOBA.tz)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileMufindi Community Bank Plc (MuCoBa) offers financial products and services to residents of the Mufindi District and surrounding areas. It was the first community bank established in Tanzania and offers loans, savings accounts and other financial services to entrepreneurs, farmers and employees in Mufindi District. Formerly known as Mufindi Community Bank Limited, MuCoBa opened its doors in 1999. It was established to meet increased demand for financial services in the district assisted with the aid of a grant from a Belgium NGO, with the aim being to promote secondary education in the region. Mufindi District is an important economic hub in Tanzania which supports a strong farming community located along the Tanzam highway which passes through Mufindi and connects Dar es Salaam with Zambia and Malawi. MuCoBa services an impoverished community in a remote region who would otherwise have no or limited access to banking services. Mufindi Community Bank Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe

first_imgMajor teams: Sale, ToulonCountry: Argentina
Test span: 2004-15Argentina caps: 71 (69 starts)Test points: 25 (5T) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS A treble champion of Europe and part of the backbone of Toulon’s star-studded team for six years, Juan Martin Fernández Lobbe is one of Argentina’s greatest players.Versatile enough to have played Test rugby in all three back-row positions, and influential enough to have led his country in their first season in the Rugby Championship, this star from Buenos Aires has helped Argentina earn and retain their seat at rugby’s top table.Fernandez Lobbe played amateur rugby with Liceo Naval in Argentina and completed an engineering degree before moving to England to turn professional with Sale Sharks in 2006, when he was 24. He captained Sale in 2008-09 before he was snapped up by Toulon, with whom he has won the European Cup in 2013, 2014 and 2015.After playing for Argentina Sevens, Fernandez Lobbe won his first Test cap in 2004, against Uruguay, following his older brother Ignacio into the Pumas squad. Ignacio retired from Test rugby after the 2007 World Cup with 66 caps – a mark his younger brother overhauled before his retirement from Test rugby after the World Cup. He led Argentina for the first time in 2008, continued as captain in 2009 while Felipe Contepomi was injured, and was at the helm again for the first two Rugby Championship campaigns in 2012 and 2013. In 2009 the then Scotland coach Andy Robinson called Fernandez Lobbe “the standout No 8 in the world” and his retirement will leave a big hole in the Pumas squad.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here.center_img A tough operator at the breakdown and a powerful defender, Juan Martin reads the game brilliantly and can pop up in try-scoring positions, bagging three in consecutive Tests in 2005-06, against Samoa and Wales (twice).Fernandez Lobbe was a key figure in the Argentina team that finished third at the 2007 World Cup – by far and away the Pumas’ finest hour. TAGS: The Greatest Players last_img read more

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Small House / FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects

first_img Area:  80 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects “COPY” Japan ArchDaily Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/353221/small-house-form-kouichi-kimura-architects Clipboard photographs:  Kei NakajimaSave this picture!© Kei NakajimaText description provided by the architects. This project was to build a small residence for a couple in their 50s. As the site was located in an overcrowded area, the client requested a house that creates a spacious feel inside the house, instead of being open to outside.Save this picture!© Kei NakajimaThe plane composition is very simple: the living room at the center and the other spaces connected to it.Save this picture!© Kei NakajimaWe tried to create a visually spacious feel by deliberately considering and designing the volume of each room in the string of the small space.Save this picture!© Kei NakajimaIn the living room, the high gable ceiling associated with light from the top light impresses the inward space.Save this picture!© Kei NakajimaThe elongate space parallel to the living room is planned to reflect the client’s taste. The columns are arranged to give a visual effect of separating the space by the purpose.Save this picture!© Kei NakajimaThese columns and carpentry works, together with the sofa fixture faced with them, are part of the spatial composition, generating a rhythm to the space.Save this picture!© Kei NakajimaThe dining atelier connected to the living room is characterized by the design that brings out attraction of the material.Save this picture!© Kei NakajimaWe believe that we have successfully created the space with an expansive appearance by incorporating various elements mixed together in the small space.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessWEISS / MANFREDI to Design Kent State’s New, $40 Million Architecture BuildingArticlesAD Interviews: Chris Wilkinson & Jim Eyre / Wilkinson Eyre ArchitectsInterviews Share Save this picture!© Kei Nakajima+ 25 Share Year:  Architects: FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects Area Area of this architecture project Houses “COPY” Small House / FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects CopyAbout this officeFORM | Kouichi Kimura ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAichiHousesJapanPublished on April 02, 2013Cite: “Small House / FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects” 02 Apr 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panel – Terrazzo BlackStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Basiq SeriesIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsWoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows – EvenMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsDoorsECLISSESliding Door Opening System – ECLISSE Push&PullStonesMarini MarmiNatural Stone – Nuvolato di GréMore products »Save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 CopyHouses•Aichi, Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/353221/small-house-form-kouichi-kimura-architects Clipboard 2013 Small House / FORM/Kouichi Kimura ArchitectsSave this projectSaveSmall House / FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architectslast_img read more

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Stone House / Inai Arquitectura

first_imgArchDaily Projects CopyHouses•Cuenca, Ecuador Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/789295/stone-house-inai-arquitectura Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/789295/stone-house-inai-arquitectura Clipboard Save this picture!© JAG Studio+ 19 Share Manufacturers: Graiman, Boris Landivar, INAI galleria, Palo Alto, Patricio Argudo CalderónArchitect In Charge:Paúl Vazquez EspinozaCity:CuencaCountry:EcuadorMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© JAG StudioRecommended ProductsWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedText description provided by the architects. The project has 145 square meters on two floors and a terrace. The building location is an important factor because it is on the lower side of Turi, a natural viewpoint of the city of Cuenca-Ecuador where there were some retaining stone walls from a destroyed and abandoned construction. These walls were originally raised to stop the gradient of over 30% of the natural slope, which is why they are included as part of the formal and structural design.Save this picture!© JAG StudioThe purpose was for building a small detached house, with basic functional spaces for everyday life, with a local and contemporary language.Save this picture!© JAG StudioThe design refers to vernacular materials; we have used dry stone walls, located where the original walls of the previous construction were, the roof structure made entirely of exposed wood clad in unglazed handmade tile and carrizo pambil on the ceiling, adobe prepared in blocks to clad some walls and as mud plastering for others. This sort of traditional materials incorporated into the architecture confer the popular warmth of local buildings and simultaneously engage a project of contemporary features with large glass surfaces that dominate the north facade, with a complete view of the city.Save this picture!© JAG StudioOther more contemporary materials have been added, such as ceramic floors with traditional motifs of hydraulic tiles to accentuate the style, the glass in the interior wooden staircase that contrasts due to its modern appearance, natural wood doors with decorative rivets in iron, raw iron railings and of course the decorative pieces of furniture that have been carefully selected to emphasize the dialectical style between the traditional and the contemporary.Save this picture!PlanSave this picture!PlanThe spatial distribution is quite simple. Due to the topography, the main entrance is located on the top floor and can be reached by a grand stone staircase that externally connects the two levels of the project. Before entering there is a pergola terrace to enjoy the view and with it the wooden door that leads into a hallway that connects to the bedroom hall on the same level and the glass staircase that leads to the social area on the lower floor.Save this picture!© JAG StudioThe upper floor has two bedrooms facing north, with wood floors, and an adjacent full bathroom. The bedrooms are separated through a closet cabinet with two fronts; the city view is not the only attraction of these spaces, if we look up we see the craft construction of the roof and its wood assemblies; all these areas are accessed through an exhibition hall that is lit and ventilated through a window that looks directly into one of the retaining walls. This view may seem unattractive, however it is totally entertaining to see the moss between the rocks and on rainy days the drops falling like a waterfall filtering through the vegetation. The exhibition displayed is a very special collection of old radios belonging to the owners of the house. On the ground floor is the living and dining in a single room, a guest bathroom and kitchen, all communicated through a corridor that runs parallel to the facade and thus enjoys the visual spectacle of the entire city at its feet. The entire floor of this level is ceramic.Save this picture!© JAG StudioAs for the exterior spaces, we have maintained the landscape of the mountain, preserving all species of trees and adding others belonging to the area.Save this picture!© JAG StudioProject gallerySee allShow less4 Ways You Can Dress Like an ArchitectArticlesVo Trong Nghia Architects Design Signature Spa in VietnamUnbuilt Project Share Stone House / Inai ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveStone House / Inai Arquitectura “COPY” Photographs:  JAG Studio Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project center_img Area:  145 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Ecuador “COPY” Photographs Year:  Stone House / Inai Arquitectura 2016 CopyAbout this officeINAI ARQUITECTURAOfficeFollowProductsWoodStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCuencaEcuadorPublished on August 08, 2016Cite: “Stone House / Inai Arquitectura ” [Casa De Piedra / INAI.Paul Vazquez] 08 Aug 2016. 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Turkey poised to expel Syrian reporter working for Saudi TV channel

first_img October 14, 2019 Turkey poised to expel Syrian reporter working for Saudi TV channel “This completely arbitrary decision constitutes a restriction on the freedom to inform,” said Sabrina Bennoui, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “Neither a reporting ban nor an expulsion order is justified. There are no grounds for preventing this reporter from doing his job, regardless of the nature of the relationship between the Turkish authorities and the government funding the media for which he works.” A journalist who fled from Syria to Turkey, where he has been working for the Saudi government-funded pan-Arab TV channel Al-Arabiya, Zenglow has been ordered to leave Turkey within a matter of days although the authorities had previously given him permission to report from the Syrian border. Receive email alerts to go further News Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns Turkey’s decision to expel Istanbul-based Syrian reporter Zidane Zenglow for trying to cover the Turkish military operations in northern Syria. The expulsion order violates the freedom to inform, RSF said, calling on the Turkish authorities let Zenglow work freely. News News Help by sharing this information TurkeySyriaEurope – Central AsiaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Armed conflicts June 7, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia Turkey is ranked 157th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. On his way to his home in Istanbul, Zenglow was ordered to go back to the border area again. There he was questioned about his work for Al Arabiya, whose coverage the Turkish authorities could regard as hostile. He was then handcuffed and detained, and was finally given the expulsion order, of which RSF has a copy. It says he poses a “threat to internal security and public order.” Organisation RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan News RSF_en Reached by RSF, Zenglow said he was in Akçakale, on the Turkish side of the border, when he received a phone call summoning him to a temporary press centre. On arrival, he was told that his reporting permit was being withdrawn “on orders from Ankara.” June 8, 2021 Find out more TurkeySyriaEurope – Central AsiaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Armed conflicts “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says June 4, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Special forum on “Justice for Murdered and Disappeared Journalists”

first_img News Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state Organisation Reporters Without Borders and its partner organization, the Centre for Journalism and Public Ethics (CEPET), have decided to wage a joint campaign against the violence and impunity that Mexican journalists have been suffering for the past decade. To this end, they are organizing a forum on “Justice for Murdered and Disappeared Journalists” in Mexico City on 10 December. The venue is opposite the memorial to Francisco Zarco, a famous journalist, politician and member of the 1857 constituent assembly.Reporters Without Borders and CEPET would like to thank all those who have already confirmed their intention to attend. They include leading journalists, politicians and civil society representatives, relatives of journalists who have been murdered, and Alan García, the delegate of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Mexico. Reporters Without Borders will be represented by the head of its Americas Desk, Benoît Hervieu.The two partner organizations would also like to thank the cartoonist Rafael “Rapé” Pineda for his support. Pineda is one of the cartoonists contributing to the “¡Basta de Sangre!” – “No + sangre” campaign which Reporters Without Borders has been relaying on its website all year.In the past decade, Mexico has come to rank not far behind Pakistan as one of the world’s most dangerous countries for the media. The overwhelming majority of the 80 murders of journalists since 2000 have gone unpunished. Another 14 journalists have disappeared since 2003. The situation has deteriorated even more since the start of a federal offensive against drug trafficking after President Felipe Calderón’s installation in December 2006, from which the toll stands at 50,000 dead.This forum is being held on the anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 10 December 1948, a declaration that enshrines the rights of every citizen to receive and impart news and information, live in safety and enjoy an equitable judicial system – rights that have been seriously threatened or flouted by the war that has been sapping the country for the past five years.Organized crime and drug cartels must be combated. They constitute the leading source of physical danger to journalists in Mexico and elsewhere. But major abuses have occurred in the course of the federal offensive that is supposed to respond to this threat. This strategy has proved to be a failure in Mexico as it has in other countries where it has been tried.This initiative by Reporters Without Borders and CEPET is intended to be part of the broad citizen movement that is demonstrating that Mexican civil society has not in any way stopped defending democracy’s basic values.Together we appeal to journalists, human rights activists and leading figures of the worlds of culture, law and politics to join us at the Francisco Zarco memorial in Mexico City from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on 10 December to say “No to impunity!”This event is being organized thanks to the support for the European Union’s European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights. April 28, 2021 Find out more Reports Follow the news on Mexico December 6, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Special forum on “Justice for Murdered and Disappeared Journalists” News MexicoAmericas to go furthercenter_img 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Help by sharing this information MexicoAmericas May 5, 2021 Find out more May 13, 2021 Find out more News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Receive email alerts RSF_en last_img read more

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Call for action from Palestinian factions in support of Jaime Razuri’s release

first_imgNews June 3, 2021 Find out more News PalestineMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes News May 16, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Newscenter_img Help by sharing this information PalestineMiddle East – North Africa January 4, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for action from Palestinian factions in support of Jaime Razuri’s release WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Follow the news on Palestine to go further Organisation May 28, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders has written to the various Palestinian factions calling for “everyone to get involved” in obtaining Razuri’s release.The letter said: “When we met last month, you insisted on the importance of the work of journalists who come to cover the situation in the Palestinian territories, and on the need to ensure their safety. We shared with you our concern about the alarming developments in 2006, including the abductions of six foreign journalists. We continue to be extremely concerned following this latest kidnapping of a journalist, which took place in the middle of the afternoon in the city centre. Everyone needs to get involved, so that Jaime Razuri can be released as soon as possible.”Peruvian foreign minister Jose Garcia Belaunde has said Razuri’s abduction was the work of “a dissident Hamas group.” Without giving the source of his information, he also said Razuri was “in good health.”Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum responded: “There is no dissident Hamas group. This kind of action is not part of our culture or ideology. We have condemned it and we will deploy every effort to discover the identify of the kidnappers.”Peruvian deputy foreign minister Gonzalo Gutierrez travelled to the Gaza Strip today to meet with the Palestinian authorities, AFP executives and French government representatives with a view to coordinating efforts.last_img read more

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Reporters Without Borders asks Arab media to publicise Muslim opposition to kidnapping of two French journalists

first_img – Read the arabic version :Many Muslims and Islamic institutions called today for the release of two French journalists threatened with execution by kidnappers in Iraq. Reporters Without Borders appealed to Arab media to give the widest publicity to these calls.The kidnappers have said they will execute the journalists – Christian Chesnot, a freelance with Radio France Internationale and Radio France, and Georges Malbrunot, a senior reporter with the dailies Le Figaro and Ouest France – if the French government does not immediately lift its ban on wearing Muslim headscarves in French schools.The head of France’s Muslim Council, Dalil Boubakeur, deplored the kidnapping as “immoral and unspeakable” and Lhaj Breze, president of the French Union of Islamic Organisations, said he “very strongly rejected interference by any foreign force” in relations between the French government and Islamic institutions in France.Iraq’s Sunni Committee of Muslim Ulemas earlier called for the journalists to be freed. Spokesman Sheikh Abdessatar Abdeljawad urged the kidnappers to “preserve our friendship with France, which has opposed the occupation of Iraq.” A spokesman for the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood condemned “the kidnapping of civilians for any reason, especially when the issues raised do not concern the country where the kidnapping took place.”Reporters Without Borders appealed to the kidnappers to listen to the appeals from a range of Muslims and their organisations. It stressed that the two journalists knew the Arab world well, were very respectful of Islam and had never reported in a sensational manner.The pan-Arab TV station Al-Jazeera broadcast a video on 28 August showing the two reporters saying they were in good health and were being held by members of the Islamic Army of Iraq, which said the pair would be executed if France did not lift the headscarves ban within 48 hours. – Read the arabic version : Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Help by sharing this information News Follow the news on Iraq to go further Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” Organisation RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Iraq’s Committee of Muslim Ulemas, France’s Muslim Council and Union of Islamic Organisations, and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt have called for the kidnappers to release their two hostages. Reporters Without Borders has asked Arab media to relay their appeals. August 29, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders asks Arab media to publicise Muslim opposition to kidnapping of two French journalists IraqMiddle East – North Africa center_img RSF_en IraqMiddle East – North Africa Related documents iraq_def_1.pdfPDF – 57.25 KB February 15, 2021 Find out more News December 28, 2020 Find out more News News Receive email alerts December 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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A Story of Faith

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. It’s the story of a man named â€œIncrease.”We recently spoke with HRock church deacon and new author Douglas Love, about his new (and first) book, On the Increase: A Journey into Freedom.As Love, a Fuller Theological Seminary graduate, describes it, “It’s a semi-autobiographical, allegory novel, and I’d say this with great humility, as in the (religious satire) Screwtape Letters from CS Lewis, or something along those lines, in that the characters don’t have ordinary names.”“They have names that are more descriptive of who they are,” Love explained. “For instance, the main character, his name is Increase because he is a man who was hungry and passionate and desiring for more. In every aspect of his life, it’s certainly the most important, more of the spiritual journey.Love continued, “Increase is a man who longs for more than the ordinary. This is his story as he pursues abundant living, regardless of the personal cost. Through the highs and lows of life, he discovers a friendship that is transformative, and comes to experience a level of freedom that he never knew was possible. Increase lives in a town called Partly Right, and says Love, “Growing up and trying to fit in in a town like Partly Right is extremely difficult for a man who wants to experience more of life.“The people and systems of Partly Right claim tohave all the answers,” he continued, “and there way of living doesn’t allow for any questioning or coloring outside of the lines.”Naturally, Increase discovers that the town and its leaders don’t satisfy the deep longings within his soul. He goes on a quest to discover a more, genuine abundant life, but his quest for more has a cost to it, and Increase soon discovers that not everyone is supportive and some are outright threatened by it.He encounters a gentleman who really life altering in a way he lives his life,” says Love. He’s a very free and very powerful and very ‘alive’ guy, by the name of Sparkly Zoe.Increase is thrown for a curve, though, when terrible events affects those close to him.He really is shaken and really has to evaluate, “What am I doing? What am I living on? What’s the core of who I am?” describes Love. “And the answers that I thought were big enough they got shaken to that event.”“A divine encounter with a character named Charis Ma begins to show him another way of living that’s much more about freedom and grace and mercy and joy, and it’s not so much about rules and commandments — it’s about laughter, and freedom and life,” says Love.Love naturally draws liberally from his own experience in detailing the life of his protagonist, Increase.“As he puts it, “It’s a novel, so it’s fiction, so I’ve drawn a great deal from my own life experiences. . There’s a story about when Increase gets cancer and I personally am a cancer survivor and that was really a life-changing thing, so a lot of those things are real. On the other hand, a lot of it is fiction too, because you know I’m trying to write a really good compelling story as well.Love was inspired to pen the book a few months ago, when he “literally had nothing on my calendar and nothing to do in my business, which never happens. And here’s the cool thing, within five minutes, I have the genesis of the idea. It was like within five minutes I have the genesis of the idea and that very first day of writing, I wrote about 30 pages, not expecting it to be published.”Crazier things have happened.Douglas Love’s book, On the Increase – A Journey into Freedom, can be found at Amazon.comHROCK Church at the Ambassador Auditorium, 131 S. St.John Avenue, Pasadena, (626) 794-1199 or visit HRockChurch.com 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Business News Community News Make a comment Your email address will not be published. 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