Shoppers hit cards again ådespite economic gloom

first_img whatsapp SHOPPERS are splashing out with their credit and debit cards at a near-double digit rate, figures showed yesterday. Card users put 9.2 per cent more on plastic last month than they did in the same month of the previous year.August was the fourth month in a row during which the annual rate of growth was more than nine per cent compared with the previous year – suggesting that cash-strapped consumers are not reducing their spending despite a looming programme of government cuts.The index, based on transactions processed by Barclaycard Global Payment Acceptance, showed that sales, discounts and back-to-school spending had helped keep the retail sector buoyant during the month. The rising cost of food and cotton may also be starting to filter through into prices, further boosting spending levels, according to the research. Earlier this week Next said its clothes prices could rise by up to five per cent.But spending during August itself dipped slightly compared with July, falling by 1.9 per cent.The group partly attributed this to the fact that many shops started their summer sales in that month.Stuart Neal, head of Barclaycard UK Payment Acceptance, said: “With leading retailers warning that the government austerity drive will keep the economy in the doldrums and hit consumer confidence hard, it is good to see a fourth month of increased spending. While there is some cause for viewing the near future with a certain amount of trepidation, recent indicators are good. Confidence remains relatively high, but it will be important to see how spending fares when public spending cutbacks begin to hit people’s pockets, and not just the headlines.” KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com Shoppers hit cards again ådespite economic gloom whatsappcenter_img More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org Share Thursday 16 September 2010 8:26 pm Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Betfair to list on London Stock Exchange

first_imgTuesday 21 September 2010 3:01 am Betfair, the world’s biggest Internet betting exchange, has confirmed plans to list on the London Stock Exchange in a move it said will help it develop its international operations.Betfair said it will continue to pursue growth internationally, where its market presence is currently lower than in Britain.It highlighted Europe and Australia as key future growth markets, with development opportunities in the longer term seen in markets such as the United States, India and China.Betfair, worth an estimated £1.5bn, was launched 10 years ago by Andrew Black, a former professional gambler, and former JP Morgan trader Edward Wray, who jointly own one quarter of the group.The company cuts out traditional bookmakers by matching individual gamblers.“Betfair has delivered sustained revenue growth and continued profitability, and this success, along with our debt-free balance sheet, underpins our confidence to continue investing in the many opportunities we see before us for the long-term success of the business,” chief executive David Yu said in a statement.The company said Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley would be acting as joint sponsors and bookrunners for the initial public offering (IPO) with Barclays Capital and Numis acting as co-lead managers. Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndo whatsapp Share John Dunne center_img whatsapp Betfair to list on London Stock Exchange Show Comments ▼ Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Apple under pressure to make a big money deal

first_img Share whatsapp Monday 1 November 2010 7:34 pm Show Comments ▼ KCS-content APPLE has $51bn (£32bn) burning a hole in its very deep pockets. This has led to rumours it is about to buy anything from a small European nation (possibly Belgium) to a terracotta army fashioned in the image of its iconic leader Steve Jobs. Most persistent, though are the whispers that it is fallen Japanese giant Sony that Jobs has his beady eyes trained upon. The pressure to make a big acquisition is undoubtedly growing, with Apple’s cash pile threatening to eclipse the sun if it doesn’t spend it on something soon.The problem it faces is that Apple investors have become used to the firm earning about $2 for every $1 it invests, making anything but an acquisition unpalatable. A share buy-back programme, for instance, would be value destructive and, as one industry insider told City A.M., “When the best thing a board can think of is to buy is its own shares, it might be time to get a new board.”Apple has been acquisitive in the past, with Quattro Wireless and LaLa both adding value, but neither would satisfy the thirst of some investors. So, assuming a jaw-dropping acquisition is on the horizon, here are some of the possible names, and our assessment of how likely a deal is.SONYMARKET CAP: $38bnLIKLIHOOD: 1/5Shares in the former electronics poster-boy have continued to edge up since speculation about an Apple bid began, despite every industry analyst looking on incredulously. The idea is, frankly, barmy, but there are a few reasons to entertain it. The firm’s market value has dropped to $38bn, placing it within Apple’s reach. The two have been touted as a good fit in the past, with Sony tipped as a possible buyer for Apple a few years ago. Jobs was a huge fan of Sony in his youth, and was transfixed with the Walkman, immediately dismantling one the first day he bought it. Apple has a growing influence in video games and a tie-in with Sony’s PlayStation could be fascinating.But Sony is a sprawling firm with thousands of products in categories ranging from cameras to Blu-ray players; the antithesis of Apple’s core-product strategy. The Japanese government would undoubtedly be hostile to a foreign bid. Sony investors would demand a significant premium on its market cap and Apple’s share price would take a beating. All things considered, this is a headache too far for Apple.DISNEYMARKET CAP: $68bnLIKLIHOOD: 2/5This deal isn’t quite as far-fetched as it first sounds. Steve Jobs is already the largest stakeholder in the firm after being awarded $4bn worth of shares (following its acquisition of Pixar, in which he owned a 50.6 per cent stake). Disney’s TV arm, which includes ESPN, could be of particular interest to Apple, which is looking to roll out its burgeoning online video streaming business. On-demand TV is an increasingly lucrative market and Apple has a solid foundation in its iTunes Store, which sells individual movies and episodes. Jobs has so-far called his foray into online streaming a “hobby”. But the latest incarnation of Apple TV suggests it could soon be incorporated into the core range of Apple products. However, at $68bn Disney is on the steep side, even for Apple.FACEBOOKMARKET CAP: $33.7bn LIKLIHOOD: 2/5Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has already hinted the firm will be floated in 2012 but a trade sale to Apple is still possible. It would be a good fit for Apple’s growing online gaming business, with Facebook pulling in millions of casual gamers.Apple has recently moved to make its iTunes platform more “social”, incorporating very Facebook-esque elements such as the ability to create a group of friends with whom to share music. An acquisition of Facebook could integrate well with this and provide a massive new audience for Apple’s social network.However, the $33.7bn price tag is steep. While Facebook is a different kettle of fish to the likes of MySpace, Friends Reunited and Bebo (all disastrous acquisitions which lost millions for their buyers), a single investor would be taking on a lot of risk.ADOBE MARKET CAP: $14bnLIKLIHOOD: 1/5Once upon a time this seemed like a done deal. Apple machines integrated seamlessly with Adobe’s software. Design geeks around the world paired Photoshop and iMacs. Apple even uses an Adobe-owned font in its advertising (Myriad Pro). 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Alliance Trust to shut down private equity unit

first_imgMonday 14 March 2011 9:28 am Alliance Trust to shut down private equity unit Share Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndoElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldUndoDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaUndoSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming Nearby Scottsdale (Take a Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsUndo The £3.7bn Alliance Trust, which recently came under attack from activist hedge fund Laxey Partners, plans to shut down its private equity unit to focus on its stock and bond investments.The 123-year-old investment company, which will drop out of the FTSE 100 later this month, said in a statement that it will shut Alliance Trust Equity Partners, which runs £110m in funds and direct investments and employs six people.“We are focusing on delivering on our investment performance and that’s the reason we’re closing the private equity business,” a spokesman said.Last month Isle of Man-based Laxey said in letters to the trust and to shareholders that Alliance should set up a mechanism to limit its shares’ discount to net asset value and change the voting process in its savings scheme. whatsapp Tags: NULLcenter_img alison.lock Show Comments ▼ whatsapp More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comlast_img read more

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Edgars Stores Limited (EDGR.zw) 2016 Annual Report

first_imgEdgars Stores Limited (EDGR.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about Edgars Stores Limited (EDGR.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Edgars Stores Limited (EDGR.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Edgars Stores Limited (EDGR.zw)  2016 annual report.Company ProfileEdgars Stores Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange. The company retails a range of high-quality casualwear clothing, footwear and accessories for children, ladies and gents in branded stores in Zimbabwe. The company operates three divisions: Edgars Chain, Jet Chain and Manufacturing. Its fashion retail outlets fall under the Edgars and Jet brands, with the retail brand Express falling under Jet Stores. Edgars Stores Limited also manufacture and retail a range of locally-made clothing; acquiring the Carousel Clothing factory in 1974 and the Jeans Company in 1993. Its core business is casualwear and accessories with a subsidiary division providing funeral and hospital insurance services. Edgars was founded in 1946 and today, is the market leader in casualwear and accessories in Zimbabwe. Its headquarters are in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.last_img read more

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Hollywood expertise helps set stage for worship

first_imgHollywood expertise helps set stage for worship Rector Bath, NC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Comments (1) Director of Music Morristown, NJ March 13, 2013 at 6:32 pm I love the way this man is using his gifts to the glory of the church. Also, I noted the Healing Hands ministry included in Bishop Bruno’s vestments. Perhaps this was reflected the Bishop’s own recent healing. Thank you for this article and thank you to Mr. Chally. 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BarnwellPosted Mar 13, 2013 center_img Classic style with contemporary elegance is the perfect combination to satisfy the challenges of creating inspirational vestments for the modern church, Cliff Chally says. Each project is designed specifically for the setting where it is to be used or for the individual for whom it is intended. Photo/Diocese of Texas[Diolog] When Emmy-nominated costume designer Cliff Chally offered to make a replacement set of vestments at his church in Los Angeles, he wasn’t planning a new career. But that’s exactly what happened. Today, bishops from San Diego to Jerusalem wear his custom-designed robes, and altars are adorned with paraments that reflect their particular context and history.Each set he designs is completely unique and appropriate for its setting, “to create a visual harmony,” Chally says. “Traditional spaces and individual taste may require a more traditional approach. Sometimes the designs are meant to echo a stained-glass treatment, but in a way that’s just enough, it’s very edited. Like costume design, if they notice the clothes, then you are in the way.”Chally originally wanted to study in Paris but, after leaving the service, learned he couldn’t use his GI Bill there, so he headed to design school in Los Angeles. The curriculum partnered students with professionals in the entertainment business, and it wasn’t long before Chally had established a name for himself. His first job was the inaugural show at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. From there, he joined the staff at CBS and worked on the Carol Burnett and Tony Orlando variety shows doing men’s wardrobes before going to work for Aaron Spelling at Columbia Pictures. Then he designed a season for Hal Linden’s Blacke’s Magic on NBC in 1986.While Linden’s series didn’t last, Chally earned a number of Emmy nominations working on costumes for Designing Women (1986-1993). The sitcom’s creator, Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, was a close friend of Bill and Hillary Clinton, and it wasn’t long before Chally put his experience in men’s wardrobe to work dressing the future president for his initial debates.“I spent the next several years flying between Washington and LA,” making sure both Clintons were ready for prime time, he remembers. “It was quite an experience.”Every spring all of Cliff Chally’s workrooms are full of “red-carpet gowns” being altered for Hollywood’s glitterati headed to the Gold Globes, SAG and Academy Awards. But the rest of the year, work continues on altar hangings and exquisitely designed and rendered vestments. Photo/Diocese of TexasChally is an active member of St. James’ in the City Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Los Angeles, where he serves as verger. Although raised in the Church of Christ, Chally first experienced Episcopal worship during his childhood in Texas when a fellow third-grader invited him to Sunday school. He still remembers the profound response he had to the choir and the music, the stained glass and incense. Decades later, when another friend invited him to go St. James’, he finally was able to choose the way in which he wanted to worship. “I’ve been there ever since that first Sunday,” he says.Chally served as president of the Costume Designers Guild and was on the Board of Governors of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. His credits are long and include movies and television. In every instance, his design work was focused on context. Chally’s vestments show the same discernment and respect for detail. He wants his liturgical pieces to enhance the worship experience, “not distract from it.”When designing for clergy, some unique design element always distinguishes the vestments. Mitres and copes for the Diocese of Los Angeles bear the Hands in Healing cross designed for Bishop J. Jon Bruno by Laura Smith as a symbol of his ministry. Colors of the sunrise were airbrushed into the hems of all the pieces he created for the Diocese of Arizona, and an aqua lining represents the water of baptism while providing a symbolic contrast to the fiery sunrise.Special vestments for a Korean and an African commemoration service included Korean damask with Korean symbols woven into it and special Kente cloth used in otherwise very traditional chasubles. Chally is very clear that the design should not distract people from the worship experience.On one set of hangings, embroidered grapes have a remarkable texture because the thread on each grape is sewn in a different direction. For several years, Chally sent pieces to India to be hand-embroidered, but after long delays and unsatisfactory results, he turned to the people with whom he has worked in costuming for many years.“I took the embroiderer my sketch and the fabric. He digitized the drawing, put the fabric in the machine and pushed the button, and there was my sketch! I thought, ‘What have I been waiting for?’” Chally says, laughing.Most of his seamstresses are from Eastern Europe or South America. The first time they worked on a set of vestments, Chally noticed a profound change come over the workroom.“They were used to making pieces that are meant to be discarded because they get dirty or have bullet holes. But these vestments are made to last and will be blessed and cared for,” he explains. “There came this quiet I can’t explain, a peace that changed the whole atmosphere because of the great pride that went into the work. It was a great surprise to me. I wasn’t expecting it.”Chally found a spiritual home in the Episcopal Church, and that has led to the expansion of his giftedness and the replication of the initial awe and wonder he experienced in worship years ago wherever his work appears.“What really appealed to me [about the Episcopal Church] at first was the extraneous stuff, the way worship was elevated and the way everyone brings his or her best to the glory of God,” he says. “But the longer I’m involved, I think it’s that the tent is big enough for everyone.”For photos and a story about Chally’s Costume Co-op, visit here.This article first appeared in the March issue of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas publication Diolog. Comments are closed. Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Belleville, IL P. 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Where Tallahassee went wrong on medical marijuana dispensaries

first_img December 22, 2017 at 9:34 pm Reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSMedical Marijuana Previous articleFEMA offering online resources for post-hurricane stressNext articleCentral Florida teens reaching out to the elderly at Christmas Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Where Tallahassee went wrong on medical marijuana dispensaries – C4 FL January 2, 2018 at 6:04 pm 6 COMMENTS January 7, 2018 at 11:12 am You all can brag on Commissioner Becker if you want, but I’m not bragging on him, because he made the motion to approve of the alcohol establishments next to churches, daycares, parks, government buildings and closer to schools that passed…. Ridiculous….Have they no shame? Bah-humbug! Reply Reply Reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Mama Mia Dispelling myths and helping communitiesOpinionBy Gary SteinLast Wednesday night, the City of Apopka was the site of positive change for the health and welfare of its citizens.When Amendment 2 won in 2016 by 71.3% of the vote, the voice of the voters was clear – they understood the validity of claims that medical cannabis helps people with debilitating conditions live better lives and they wanted those people to have access to that medicine.But when the legislature wrote the law implementing the new constitutional amendment, the conservative-leaning body wrote highly restrictive rules and regulations. Part of that highly restrictive and regulated approach was to prevent cities and counties from being able to decide on zoning medical cannabis dispensaries the way they thought was right for their municipalities, using a policy known as preemption. They gave them 2 choices: zone dispensaries no stricter than pharmacies or ban them altogether.Banning dispensaries from an area goes against what Amendment 2 demands – access to the medicine if you are a qualified patient. Any county or city that enacts a ban could be held liable for breaking a constitutional law. But the idea of Tallahassee dictating how localities can run their own districts is so abhorrent to so many local officials that many opted for the ban.Tallahassee made two mistakes – they underestimated the ability of localities to make the right decision and they didn’t give them enough information to make that decision.All that many local elected officials had to go on, was the 80 years of misinformation and fake news stories that lead to cannabis to be federally illegal and a Schedule One controlled substance (which puts it in the same major category as heroin). That means it is believed that the substance is highly addictive and has no medicinal value. Both those claims have already been proven false and many in Congress are currently working to change that law, but many people still don’t have that information.Cannabis would be considered a miracle drug for all the things that it can do, from treating cancer to Alzheimer’s and many other disorders, if it weren’t for all of the myths that have been propagated about it since it was made illegal in 1937.So in September, when the city of Apopka decided to opt for the ban, they did it because they didn’t have all the facts and they were striking back at Tallahassee’s attempt at preemption. Mayor  Joe Kilsheimer understood that a vast majority of their constituents voted for this medicine to be accessible, but worried that Orange County’s upcoming ban might concentrate dispensaries in their city.The two things happened to shift the narrative – citizens and advocates, including myself, converged on Orange County and educated their county commission about all aspects of the medicine, including the information they needed to dispel all the fears and myths surrounding cannabis and medical dispensaries. Upon reflection, Orange County realized that the only good decision for the welfare of their citizens and to comply with the will of the voters was to NOT ban dispensaries.The next step was when City Commissioner Kyle Becker, the lone vote against the ban in September,  grabbed the reigns and demanded a change. After all, Kilsheimer’s biggest fear was that dispensaries would crowd in Apopka if Orange County enacted a ban. Now that the county had no ban, he saw that it was now time to act on behalf of the many patients with those debilitating conditions, including over 3000 veterans and first responders who could be dealing with PTSD.Community-minded leaders Rod Love and Greg Jackson developed a community intervention campaign utilizing their weekly radio show, Let’s Talk About It” on WOKB, 1680 AM. They used their voice to identify subject matter experts such as myself and had a show strictly on the topic of access to Medical Cannabis. Love & Jackson spoke with Apopka residents who were current patients and Dr. Joseph Rosado, a certified medical cannabis doctor who was one of the first in Florida to help patients get their Medical Cannabis cards from the state. The topics ranged from the 4000-year history of cannabis as medicine to the fact that it is NOT a gateway drug, less addictive than caffeine and poses far less public safety and welfare problems than alcohol and prescription drugs, such as opioids.They spread the word, which is that it is time to put aside the myths and bring forth the truth. It’s also time to let qualified patients in Apopka have access to this miracle drug and let others in Florida who don’t have dispensaries come here for their medicine and enjoy all the city has to offer when they come to get it.Those are the reasons that Apopka City Council decided to vote in favor of dropping the ban and revising the ordinance to show that they not only plan to heed the will of the voters of Amendment 2, but they saw through all the misinformation and myths that have slowed the process of implementing the new law. They see that dispensaries do not increase crime, but are in fact an asset to their city and will reduce crime by helping get rid of the black market and all of the damage it can do. People will know that the security measures dispensaries take (that are mandated by the legislature’s rules) make other retail establishments safer and increase traffic to the city.Most of all, it sends the message that the myths have fallen in Apopka.  The elected officials of THIS locality have the information that the legislature failed to give them to help make this decision, which will greatly impact the city and its citizens in a very positive way.  The legislature in Tallahassee may not have had the faith in them to make the right decision, but the people of Apopka didAnd they used that information to do the right thing.Perhaps the other cities in Orange County that have already enacted a ban, and will lose out on the health, welfare and financial benefits of listening to the way their constituents voted, will sit up and take notice of what transpired here.Now, it is their opportunity to also do the right thing.Gary Stein has blogged for the Huffington Post since 2009. He has also written for Context Florida, Health News Florida, Florida Politics, and Politics of Pot. He is currently working a book about medical cannabis called, “The Great Green Hope” which will be available later this year. Stein has worked as an advocate and consultant on issues of health and health equity including Medicaid expansion, needle exchange programs, gun violence and increased access to healthcare. He was Executive Director of Health Equity Connections, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that worked to promote Health, Wellness and greater access to appropriate, cost-effective Healthcare for vulnerable populations and save Medicaid and Medicare millions and reduce the millions in uncompensated care to healthcare providers. forbidden flower APADD January 14, 2018 at 11:07 am d Mama Mia Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply December 23, 2017 at 11:31 pm Reply Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here D, I have to agree, many do drink responsibly, but punishing the churches by making them move is not the solution that any reasonable, rational, adult would come up with. I have to think that you suggested that as a solution facetiously. I have a very low tolerance for drinking establishments as one of those irresponsible drinkers killed my darling with his automobile. I was left to raise my children on my own. My spouse is dead. My children grew up in a single parent home. No sane individual wants a drinking establishment pulling down property values. I don’t see people driving away from church as a threat, so no, the same principles do not apply. A PARENT AGAINST DRUNK DRIVERS […] Where Tallahassee went wrong on medical marijuana dispensaries  The Apopka VoiceFull coverage […] Seargent Saunders December 23, 2017 at 11:07 pm I feel your pain, APADD! Apparently NONE of the elected people in city hall could care less about that. They don’t think we have enough intoxicated people on the roads. That’s why they want easy access to still another intoxicating drug in Apopka. What is extremely distressing is this “pastor” who is going along with this. He’s lost my respect as it shows how much of a “Man of God” he is! Then we have another council member who has for years fought for minorities and a better life for minority people in Apopka. He’s now going along with this VERY OBVIOUS scheme to bring more drugs to this community. It is as OBVIOUS as the rising sun…if this was a LEGITIMATE drug, it would be sold by written prescription which could be filled just like any other prescription at existing pharmacies. Notice…NOT ONE of those on Council had the integrity to vote for what is right for the community. Commissioner Becker may have been the lone vote against the ban in Sept. but if you check the city record, I think you will see prior to that, both Mayor Kilsheimer and Commissioner Becker voted in favor of weed, then the mayor changed his vote, the next go round, and voted no on it…..check it out, see if I am right??? Many people that drink adult beverages go to church….and ‘handle ‘ both responsibly……might one consider moving the churches instead……same principles apply….imho Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Sumikiri House / y+M design office

first_img Sumikiri House / y+M design office “COPY” CopyHouses•Amagasaki, Japan ArchDaily Architects: y+M design officeText description provided by the architects. The Sumikiri House is located within a residential neighborhood where there are existing older tenement houses in Amagasaki-City, Hyogo-Pref, Japan. The existing fabric of the neighborhood consists of narrow roadways,  about 4 meters, and dense housing with limited poor views.  The house is located on a corner lot, and with the idea to maximize the lot the architects created a design that incorporated a lot of natural light and joyfulness for the family. Save this picture!Courtesy of y+mdoRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreIn the Sumikiri House the plan at ground level has its corner removed, appropriate to its name which means corner cutoff in Japanese,  creating a garage space and a more open feel to the narrow lot. Save this picture!Courtesy of y+mdoA plain-woven iron grating on the façade of the house suspends out of the the missing corner and creates an interesting mix of transparency and privacy.  Although the grating works as a partition, it provide a brightness and a perspective with inside the room where is not large. Save this picture!Courtesy of y+mdoSumikiri House achieves a moderate distance and relation between the client and their neighbors. The design of the corner cutoff and plain-woven grating achieves both transparency of perspective visibility and secured privacy in addition efficiently utilizing the narrow lot.Save this picture!Courtesy of y+mdoProject gallerySee allShow lessLatent City / Yaohua WangArticlesThe Indicator: And the Award Goes to…Articles Share Save this picture!Courtesy of y+mdo+ 12 Share Sumikiri House / y+M design officeSave this projectSaveSumikiri House / y+M design office ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/84535/sumikiri-house-ymdo Clipboardcenter_img Houses Japan Projects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/84535/sumikiri-house-ymdo Clipboard CopyAbout this officey+M design officeOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesAmagasakiJapanPublished on October 28, 2010Cite: “Sumikiri House / y+M design office” 28 Oct 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想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Sumikiri House / y+Mdo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

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87% of charities publish online, says NCVO survey

first_img  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 87% of charities publish online, says NCVO survey Howard Lake | 3 March 2006 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The majority of charities are now publishing online and a third are looking at ways to charge for content, according to a survey of NCVO members.Fifty charities responded to the NCVO Publishers’ Forum survey. Ten per cent of them said they were already charging for online content, while 55% stated that they would continue to offer information at no charge.Some charities are already enjoying cost savings by publishing online. Volunteering England now publishes its membership magazine online only, having stopped the printed version last year. 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Digital Research / statisticslast_img read more

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Philanthropy Fortnight 2017 programme revealed

first_imgPhilanthropy Fortnight 2017 programme revealed Howard Lake | 5 April 2017 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  84 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Northern Ireland Giving NI has announced details of its fifth annual Philanthropy Fortnight from May 8-19th which will include a series of events and discussions aimed at promoting philanthropy in Northern Ireland.The programme will explore many aspects of philanthropy including the importance of its heritage, legacy fund-raising, the particular role of women and young people in charity and the importance of philanthropy to the arts.Philanthropy Fortnight is a collaboration between a range of partner organisations including Giving Northern Ireland, Belfast Charitable Society, Arts & Business, the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland, NI Environment Link, Will to Give and the Fermanagh Trust.Sandara Kelso-Robb, Chief Executive of Giving Northern Ireland, said the diversity of the programme and the breadth of organisations involved reflected the need to unlock more philanthropic funding at a time when funding streams were being cut or significantly reduced.The Philanthropy Fortnight programme will begin with a morning discussion on 9th May on wills led by Meg Abdy, Director of Legacy Foresight, while in the afternoon the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland will announce details of a new social justice grant scheme.Other events include a discussion on the history of philanthropy in Northern Ireland and the lessons for today and the role of philanthropy in a welfare state.Giving NI’s role is to promote philanthropy and giving in Northern Ireland, focusing on high net worth individuals and corporates and to build a strong independent voice for giving by working in collaboration, cooperation and partnership with other organisations Advertisement  83 total views,  1 views today About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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