World Cup 2018: Foreign Fan ID holders to get visa-free entry…

first_imgFootballFIFALatest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSport Football Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Matteo Pessina goal helps Italy beat Wales, finish top of Group A with flawless record; Follow Live Updates Copa America 2021 VEN vs ECU LIVE: When and where to watch Venezuela vs Ecuador LIVE streaming in your country, India, Follow live update Cricket WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start Cricket by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeE! OnlineTLC’s So Freaking Cheap Takes Penny-Pinching to the ExtremeE! OnlineUndo247 Sports50 Best College Football Players Of All Time247 SportsUndoGrammarlyAdvertisement Avoid Grammatical Errors with This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyUndo“Naturally, I cannot but thank our guests – foreign tourists, foreign fans,” he went on to say, adding that the Russian side has also been warned about possible hooliganism from, for instance, English fans. “But all behaved perfectly well, demonstrating the best qualities of sports fans. They demonstrated that sport and football can unite people on the basis of common principles and cultural and humanitarian values rather than disunite them,” Putin stressed.Putin noted that foreign fans have had an opportunity to learn more about Russia and its people. “Millions have changed their opinion about our country and it is a great result too,” he added.Russia hosted its first-ever edition of the FIFA World Cup from June 14 to July 15. Eleven host cities – Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg and Samara – played host to the World Cup 2018 matches.The national football team of hosts Russia managed to make it to the quarter-finals stage of this world championship, where finalists Croatia edged them out in a 4-2 penalty shootout on July 7 at the Fisht Arena in Sochi. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cricket Previous articleNBA Academy India lose to NBA Academy China in their opening gameNext articleConstantine calls 4 U-17 World Cup players for SAFF Championship camp Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. World Cup 2018: Foreign Fan ID holders to get visa-free entry to Russia this year Euro 2020 MKD vs NED LIVE, North Macedonia vs Netherlands: North Macedonia to inflict a surprise defeat on Netherlands Euro 2020- Switzerland beat Turkey 3-1: Shaqiri’s brace keep Switzerland hopes alive; Turkey face exit from Euros The visitors who attended the FIFA World Cup 2018 with the Foreign Fan ID will be entitled to multiple visa-free entry to Russia till the end of the year 2018. The visa-free entry to the foreign football fans is extended by Russian president Vladimir Putin. “I think we will do the following: fans who have Foreign Fan IDs will be granted visa-free entry to Russia till the end of this year, multiple, and I repeat, visa-free entry,” Putin said and added that he hoped foreign fans will use this possibility, reports Russia’s national news agency TASS.Putin further added that he had spoken about it with his foreign counterparts when congratulating the French and Croatian sides. The Russian president asserted that he would not like to recall “what was said ahead of the championship and how it was said. Let us turn over this page, let us speak and think about the good”. Football Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Football Euro 2020, Ukraine vs Austria: Ukraine to ensure round of 16 berth against Austria, Follow Live Updates Cricket Copa America 2021 Football YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoHollywood TaleHow Victoria Principal Looks At 71 Is HeartbreakingHollywood Tale|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndo By Kunal Dhyani – July 16, 2018 Copa America 2021 COL vs PER LIVE: When and where to watch Colombia vs Peru LIVE streaming in your country, India, Follow live update WTC Final LIVE: Jamieson says, ‘nice and pleasing to get Virat Kohli’s wicket’; Gill feels India could have got more wickets Facebook Twitter WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: South Africa in huge trouble; SA 63/6 (24 ov)- Follow Live Updates Football TAGS2018 FIFA World Cup RussiaFan IDFIFA World CupVladimir Putin SHARE WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch videolast_img read more

Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc ( Q32020 Interim Report

first_imgRoyal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc (  2020 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileRoyal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria licensed to cover life and non-life insurance. This includes general insurance, health insurance and life assurance. The company also offers banking products and services for asset management, credit financing and microfinancing. General insurance products include money guard, burglary protection, fire protection, transit plan, public building liability, motor guard, workmen’s plan, personal and group care, group life assurance, home secure, aviation, marine, engineering, oil and gas, in-house protection and bonds and professional indemnity services. Other general insurance products include heritage, family support, personal, tuition, investment annuity, educational endowment, endowment plans and mortgage protection assurance products. Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc offers reserve investment accounts, investment notes, high-yield investment papers, vehicle and asset acquisition scheme, mortgage financing and financial advisory services. Credit products include finance and customer leasing, short-term and trade finance loans, and short-term project and LPO financing services. Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc offers a range of products and services for healthcare insurance and operates as a health maintenance organisation which provides financial intermediation within the health industry. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Discurso de apertura del Obispo Presidente Curry en la reunión…

first_img An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab [27 de febrero, 2019]  El Obispo Presidente y Primado Michael Curry hizo estos comentarios en la sesión de apertura del Consejo Ejecutivo de La Iglesia Episcopal el 21 de febrero:Permítanme comenzar con una disculpa si les parezco confuso. Acabo de regresar de Sudáfrica, literalmente ayer por la mañana. Pero creo que he me reciclado y que estoy en esta zona horaria, pero lo sabremos en un minuto…Mientras estuve en la provincia de Sudáfrica, [conocí a] buenos amigos de nuestra Iglesia y el Obispo Thabo, que es simplemente un líder y socio maravilloso en la fe, y [estuve con] muchos otros buenos amigos. Pero mientras estábamos allí, una de las cosas que tuvimos la oportunidad de hacer fue reunirnos con los jóvenes. La conversación que tuvimos con varios jóvenes fue simplemente extraordinaria. Quieren hablar del movimiento de Jesús. Lo que realmente significa para sus vidas, y este tema del Camino del amor del que hemos estado hablando aquí. Permítanme, darles dos textos que realmente surgieron de esa conversación y quizás de nuestra vida juntos.El primero es de los Hechos de los Apóstoles. Jesús habla a los discípulos después de la resurrección. Después de la crucifixión y justo antes de su ascensión. Les dice: “Cuando el Espíritu Santo venga sobre ustedes, recibirán poder y saldrán a dar testimonio de mí en Jerusalén, toda la región de Judea y de Samaria y hasta en las partes más lejanas de la tierra”. Ustedes serán mis testigos hasta los confines de la tierra, hasta el fin de los tiempos, en todas las épocas, en todas las culturas. Serán mis testigos.El segundo es el de un amigo mío, Charles Marsh, que enseña en la Universidad de Virginia. De hecho, por sus antecedentes, en realidad es un académico de Bonhoeffer, pero ha realizado un gran trabajo teológico sobre la espiritualidad del movimiento de los derechos civiles y de la historia de ese movimiento teológicamente entendido. Llegó a ese punto con cierta credibilidad, ya que era hijo de un pastor bautista en Mississippi durante la época del movimiento, un hombre, un blanco que defendió la justicia y perdió su iglesia. Charles llega a ello con cierta credibilidad.En uno de sus estudios en un libro titulado “La comunidad amada”, dice esto, y cito: “Jesús de Nazaret comenzó el movimiento más revolucionario de la historia de la humanidad. Un movimiento basado en el amor incondicional de Dios por el mundo y el mandato de vivir ese amor”. Jesús comenzó el movimiento más revolucionario de la historia humana. Un movimiento de personas que se atrevieron a entregarle sus vidas y a su verdadero camino del amor, que es el único camino a la vida, no solo para la iglesia, sino para el mundo. Un Movimiento de Jesús, si es un Movimiento de Jesús, trata de atreverse a vivir dando testimonio de su camino del amor. Ese camino del amor es el camino de vida para el mundo y para la iglesia. Una iglesia que no vive de esa manera no tiene vida en ella. Ese camino del amor es el camino. Es la verdad, y es la vida.Mientras estábamos en Sudáfrica, como dije, el último día, nos reunimos con los jóvenes. Hasta  se momento habíamos estado con ellos en varias configuraciones. Estuvieron con nosotros en la catedral el domingo por la mañana, una grande y gloriosa, en verdad maravillosa celebración y servicio. En realidad, solo fueron dos horas y media, que–Eso es casi una misa “baja”. Realmente fue bastante corta. Luego, por la tarde, [nos reunimos] para una conferencia y un poco de conversación y preguntas y respuestas, todo lo cual se centró en la juventud, los jóvenes. Incluso con una multitud de congregación mixta. Cuando nos conocimos, estos eran jóvenes que crecieron conociendo el legado del apartheid. Habrían sido demasiado jóvenes, pero lo conocían muy íntimamente.Jóvenes tuvieron ya dos arzobispos, Desmond Tutu y el Arzobispo Ndungane y ahora lo es el Arzobispo Thabo. Crecieron en una provincia donde hay dos de las tres mujeres obispos en el continente africano que se encuentran en esa provincia. Han crecido en una provincia que ha tenido el coraje de tener conversaciones sobre la sexualidad humana. Están teniendo conversaciones. Han crecido en una provincia que ha estado dispuesta a enfrentar las cuestiones de la trata de personas y la devastación de vidas en medio de una cultura. Una iglesia que ha estado dispuesta a hablar sobre temas sociales no como asuntos de sociología, sino como asuntos que conciernen al Dios Todopoderoso, que es la fuente de todo amor y toda compasión y toda decencia. Han crecido en una iglesia que les ha enseñado la fe y se la ha enseñado bien. Sin embargo, uno de ellos hizo la pregunta que estaba en el corazón de todos ellos. Lo dijo y me perdí porque, al principio, no sabía lo que realmente estaba preguntando.Dijo: “Vivimos en una era digital, una era que realmente cambió nuestros mundos”. Dijo: “¿Hay un futuro para la iglesia?” Al principio, no estaba seguro de lo que realmente preguntaba. Luego me di cuenta de que preguntaba: ¿hay un futuro para la fe? ¿Tiene la fe un futuro y, por lo tanto, la iglesia, la comunidad de los que tienen fe en Jesús, tiene un futuro?Esa puede ser una de las preguntas más críticas que tenemos ante nosotros en nuestro tiempo. Sospecho que es la sabiduría del Espíritu Santo lo que ha llevado a Russ Randle, nuestro propio Russ Randle, a estar dispuesto a asumir la responsabilidad de guiarnos en el curso de este trienio en conversaciones progresivas que están comenzando a hacer las preguntas: “¿Cómo se ve la fe en el tiempo en que vivimos y en los días que nos esperan?” No con el propósito de crear otro plan estratégico. Esos son buenos y tienen su lugar, sino con el propósito de atrevernos a preguntar al espíritu:“¿A dónde iremos?”¿Tiene la fe un futuro, tiene la fe un futuro? ¿Hay futuro para La Iglesia Episcopal? ¿Hay futuro para la Comunión Anglicana? ¿Hay un futuro para la Iglesia Católica Romana? Mientras hago esas preguntas, oigan la cultura que nos rodea, oigan los problemas que se presentan hoy ante la iglesia. ¿Hay futuro para la Convención Bautista del Sur? ¿Hay un futuro para la Iglesia Evangélica Luterana de América? ¿Hay un futuro para los presbiterianos y los congregacionalistas? ¿Hay un futuro para el judaísmo, un futuro para el Islam? ¿Hay un futuro para la fe religiosa? ¿Tiene la fe futuro?La respuesta que finalmente les di, pero me tomé tiempo para pensarlo bien, fue que no tiene futuro. Si la fe y la religión se ven y se entienden principalmente y esencialmente como un arreglo institucional, la fe no tendrá futuro si creemos que la iglesia es principalmente una institución que debemos apoyarla para que continúe.Lo digo como hombre de 65 años que, cuando termine su mandato como Obispo Presidente, pasará al Fondo de Pensiones de la Iglesia. No soy anti institucional. Si la iglesia, si nosotros, si el Consejo Ejecutivo, la Convención General, la Cámara de los Diputados, la Cámara de los Obispos, si vemos a la iglesia como una institución, no tendremos futuro. Es así de simple. Miren a nuestro pasado. Pensé en todas esas cosas del seminario que creía que había olvidado, todo [me] vino corriendo hacia mí a las cinco de la mañana cuando me di cuenta de que estaba de vuelta en esta zona horaria. Me di cuenta de que si solo miras a la historia de la iglesia, solo ha sido una institución periódicamente. De hecho esa no es la norma.Comenzó, nos dicen los eruditos bíblicos, comenzó como este movimiento de Jesús de personas que simplemente se reunieron alrededor de Jesús. Renunciaron a todo lo que tenían, lo siguieron, siguieron sus caminos, eso fue todo. El Hijo del Hombre no tenía dónde recostar su cabeza. Eso fue todo. Todo lo que tenían era Jesús y la capacidad de ir a pescar y alimentarse. Simplemente lo siguieron, era todo lo que tenían.Oh, los viejos esclavos solían cantar esa canción, ese espiritual: “Puedes tener todo este mundo. Solo dame a Jesús”. Eso es todo lo que tenían. Fue un movimiento de Jesús desde el principio: “Ustedes serán mis testigos”. Despacio pero seguro, ese movimiento fue de Jerusalén a Judea, a Samaria y hasta los confines de la tierra, que era Roma. Eran un pequeño movimiento, un movimiento de chusma [ragtag]. Eso es todo lo que tenían, todo lo que eran. Comenzaron en iglesias casa. Comenzaron como un ferrocarril subterráneo.Luego vino Constantino y pasaron de un movimiento clandestino a la iglesia establecida. De repente, pasaron de las iglesias casa a las basílicas. Ahora, fíjense, comenzaron a disfrutar de eso. Era bien cómodo. Los obispos se convirtieron en príncipes, se vistieron de púrpura. Ahora me estoy metiendo en problemas. Anillos de oro, gran vampiro matando cruces.De repente, lo que había sido un movimiento clandestino, por así decirlo, de repente se convirtió en un arreglo institucional. De repente, las iglesias coronaban a los emperadores, pero eso no duró demasiado. Surgieron reformas, y de repente, los arreglos institucionales que se aplicaron en otro tiempo ya no se aplican. Hubo cismas: “Oh, discutieron sobre esa cláusula del Filioque. Oh, la cláusula del Filioque!”. Trae recuerdos tan caros. Argumentaron y, literalmente, la iglesia se dividió, se quebró y se rentó. Ya no era la misma institución. Luego, las reformas y las ilustraciones, cuestionando si, en cualquier caso, se necesitaba una iglesia y ¿quién era el árbitro del conocimiento?De repente, éramos iglesias estatales y luego nos convertimos en enemigos del mismo estado del que habíamos sido iglesias estatales. Habíamos sido establecidos y luego “desestablecidos”. Habíamos sido la mayoría y ahora, una frágil, pequeña minoría.La iglesia, si es una institución, ¿ven a dónde voy con esto? No tiene futuro. Lo que le dije a esa gente joven: “Si entienden que están bautizado en un movimiento, en un camino de vida, antes de que el cristianismo fuera siquiera llamado iglesia. Se llamaba el Camino. A lo largo de los Hechos de los Apóstoles, fueron personas del camino, las que siguieron el camino de Jesús, el camino del amor. Ese es el camino de vida, no solo para el mundo, sino que es el camino de vida de la iglesia”.Siempre que la iglesia sea un movimiento de personas que se atreven a centrar sus vidas en Jesús de Nazaret y sus enseñanzas, y en su camino y su camino del amor, mientras seamos así, las puertas del infierno no prevalecerán contra nosotros. Cuando seamos menos que eso, entonces debemos morir porque no tenemos nada que dar al mundo.Creo que deberíamos tener vida. El único camino a la vida es el camino del amor desinteresado e incondicional. Ese es el testimonio, ese es el testimonio que tenemos que dar a nuestra amada Iglesia Episcopal, a nuestra Comunión Anglicana, al cristianismo en todo el mundo. De hecho, a las personas de fe de todas las clases y formas, el camino del amor. Realmente es el camino. Es el camino de Jesús. Y, cuando se viva de esa manera, la Iglesia tendrá vida y tendrá un futuro, y puede ser que para nosotros, lo sepan o no, el Espíritu Santo estaba desplegando pensamiento en la mente de ustedes para que se conviertan en la obra de este consejo en nuestro tiempo. Pensar, orar y escuchar lo que el Espíritu le dice a nuestra iglesia y encontrar nuestra vida.Y así, puede que no tengamos días fáciles por delante. Puede que no, pero no importa. Nuestro Señor fue crucificado. Pilato pensó que lo había matado, que había terminado con él, pero el domingo por la mañana, el hermano se levantó y es a quien seguimos. Y, si seguimos su camino, si seguimos su camino del amor, entonces las puertas del infierno no prevalecerán contra nosotros. Ya he pasado por muchos peligros, trabajos y trampas. “Es la gracia que me ha traído a salvo hasta ahora, y la gracia nos llevará a casa”.Amén. 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Borjas legacy lives on in annual golf event

first_img UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your comment! TAGSApopka Fire DepartmentArmando Borjas Jr. Previous articleLet’s Talk About It – Episode 4: Kids have feelings tooNext articleOrange County Clerk helps those affected by domestic violence Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here By Reggie Connell/Managing Editor of The Apopka VoiceWhen we are in danger, we call 9-1-1 and they respond. While we are seeking shelter and safety from hurricanes and other natural disasters, they face the storm. No matter the conditions or the risk, when they are needed most, they answer the call.They are first responders.Armando Borjas Jr. spent 14 years as a first responder with the Apopka Fire Department. Before that, he served seven years in the United States Marine Corps. Clearly, Borjas lived a life of service.Unfortunately, that life was short.In 2011 Borjas was diagnosed with Stage IV esophageal cancer, and two years later he died. He was only 39 years old.Borjas was a father, son, husband, and brother to his fellow firefighters at the AFD.“No matter how hard his struggle was he always had a smile on his face and an encouraging word for those around him,” said a fellow AFD Firefighter.Borjas’ legacy will never be forgotten by the AFD and all of Apopka, and now for the third straight year, his fellow firefighters organized a golf tournament in his name. All proceeds benefit a memorial scholarship fund which will help send a local youth to Fire and EMT school and carry on Borjas’ legacy of public service.It’s called the 3rd Annual Armando Borjas Jr. Golf Tournament. It was held Saturday at the Forest Lake Golf Club.I dusted off my golf clubs and entered this year, and I must say it was an event I was honored to be a part of, and will never forget.A golf course is typically a fairly quiet, and reserved venue. Golfers rarely make a lot of noise or show much emotion. However, firefighters, police officers, and first responders are a different breed.I guess running into burning buildings or apprehending armed criminals changes their perspective on how to celebrate life and embrace their off-time with full-steam-ahead gusto. Yells and screams of joy after someone made a putt or hit a long drive filled the day with energy and excitement that is rarely experienced on a golf course. The early rains and constant windy conditions did not dampen or thwart anyone’s pursuit of happiness.It was a day of fellowship, joy, remembrance, charity, legacy, and honor. It was a day Armando would have loved.Later that evening there was a serious collision that shut down 441 in Apopka and brought out multiple departments – Fire, Police, EMT’s … even a helicopter was dispatched to transport the injured. It was a stark reminder of what this fraternity of first responders does every day to keep us safe and to help us at our most vulnerable of times.It’s almost a cliche’ to thank a firefighter or police officer for their service, but thanks anyway. They deserve the praise of a grateful community.And thank you, Armando, for your service. It was a privilege to play in your golf tournament, help with such a great cause, and walk with your brothers who risk their lives every day.Photos from the City of Apopka Facebook Page. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom last_img read more

45 local children found “forever families” on National Adoption Day

first_img Please enter your comment! TAGSCommunity based Care of Central FloridaNational Adoption Day Previous article8 Ways to Protect Against Serious IllnessNext articleApopka Police Department Arrest Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Commissioner Diane Velazquez The Anatomy of Fear 1 COMMENT Reply November 29, 2017 at 7:29 pmcenter_img Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Community Based Care of Central Florida Strives to Raise Awareness of Kids Needing Homes In courthouses across Central Florida on Nov. 17, 45 children were officially united with their new parents during adoption ceremonies in Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties as part of “National Adoption Day.”Ranging in age from toddlers to teens, the children were among thousands of kids who participated in celebrations taking place across the country in November. Twenty-nine children were adopted in Orange County. “Every year, this is an incredibly heartwarming day for dozens of children and families across Central Florida,’” said Glen Casel, president and CEO of Community Based Care of Central Florida (CBCCF), the lead agency overseeing foster care and adoption services locally. “Since our inception in 2004, we’ve helped more than 2,586 children find their forever families. Bringing these families together and witnessing these adoptions is one of the most rewarding parts of what we do.”  CBCCF is hoping to raise awareness of the number of children who still need permanent, loving homes. In the tri-county area, approximately 143 children in foster care are available for adoption – among thousands nationally. “These are good kids longing for a family to bring them stability, safety, and love,” said Casel. Several community members attended the event to show their support, including the judges who oversaw the ceremonies in each county. “When I think of National Adoption Day, it reminds me that love has no boundaries,” said Judge Alicia L. Latimore. “Despite the age, race, background or experience of our children, their need for love is the same and they can always find it in a forever family.”   To learn more about foster parenting or adoption, prospective families can visit Community Based Care of Central FloridaAs the leading nonprofit organization overseeing foster care, adoption and other child welfare services in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties, Community Based Care of Central Florida serves more than 3,000 children and their families. For more information, visit, “like” Community Based Care of Central Florida on Facebook or follow it on Twitter at I watched the Welcoming Ceremony via Live streaming, there was a special family from Apopka at the ceremony, finalizing the adoption of the child they raised from birth a glorious day to witness Families become forever parents. There were smiles, happy tears & tons of hugs.last_img read more

This just in: Controlled burn today at Kelly Park

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSKelly ParkOrange County Parks and Recreation Previous articleBreaking News: Apopka Fire Station #6 responds to car fireNext articleCalling all artists: Orange County’s Sculpture on the Lawn Exhibition is now taking applications Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply June 17, 2018 at 9:06 pm Mama Mia Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Overdo big time! They don’t even let the areas burned recover fully before they burn them again. Tell the truth about the animals that are burnt and suffer, killed, or ran off from their homes, nest, etc. due to the hot flames. They burn right up to the edge of camping areas, where people go to see nature and enjoy the tranquil woods, but all they see is burnt trees, brush, and even animal bones….shameful. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 center_img The Anatomy of Fear 1 COMMENT From the Orange County Parks and RecreationIn an effort to prevent wildfires while maintaining natural ecological systems, land managers with the Orange County Parks and Recreation Division plan to perform a prescribed burn on 40 acres, weather permitting today, Thursday, June 14, at Kelly Park, 400 E. Kelly Park Rd., Apopka.County lands are managed as natural areas and periodic fires are needed to keep the systems in good condition.  Fire is a natural and important ecological force, which has shaped these properties over time.  Plants and animals that live in these systems are adapted to and depend upon periodic fires for their continued survival.Benefits of prescribed burning include the removal of accumulated fuels; the increase of wildlife and wildflowers; and the restoration of scenic vistas as undergrowth is reduced.  Land managers need a narrow range of weather conditions outlined in park-specific fire prescriptions in order to burn. These prescriptions consider such things as ground moisture, humidity, wind speed, wind direction and the ability of the atmosphere to carry smoke harmlessly away from the area. The Florida Forest Service must agree with fire prescriptions and issue permits to allow prescribed fire.Maintaining 15,000+ acres, the Orange County Parks and Recreation Division operates 100 parks, trails, boat ramps and facilities, including 13 recreation centers. For information on Parks’ programs for youth and adults, senior recreation centers, fitness center memberships, pavilion rentals, tent and RV camping, splash playgrounds, dog parks and more, visit or call 407-836-6200. Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Anavilla / FLAT12x

first_img Other Participants:Pasda Sophon, Chakrit Sripradup, Kamonchai Tangpruetpong, Apichart RuksaVideo And Drones Photo:Behype PerspectiveCity:Nakhon Si ThammaratCountry:ThailandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Chaovarith PoonpholRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityText description provided by the architects. ANAVILLA is the house of the fisherman family which is designed as the architectural portrait for the household that has been the main pillar of the fishing industry in Thailand for three generations. The house is newly built in an extensive piece of empty land adjacent to the old parent house in order to complete the family privately owned village.Save this picture!© Chaovarith PoonpholSave this picture!Lower Floor PlanSave this picture!© Chaovarith PoonpholThe project is situated in the South of Thailand where 80 percent of the weather is rain. Despite the fact that the owner wants to build a modern house, the two-story glass house is well covered by cantilevered roofing, giving the house sufficient rain sheltering and sun shading. To design the sun control, the West side of the house is protected from the strongest afternoon light by additional timber screening whereas all big windows on the east are slightly angled away from direct daylight in order to moderate the house temperature.Save this picture!Courtesy of Behype PerspectiveThe interior is designed in a modernist’s open plan; living, dining, kitchen and bedroom suites are all interconnected horizontally and vertically via double volume space. Plus, hidden working room and home theatre, all of these are allocated in one large block. Adjoining by an extended wing of large open-air deck atop a fitness room on the ground. Structurally, the architecture is simple and straightforward purposely to help to ease local builders to be able to build the house with their basic knowledge they all used to.Save this picture!© Chaovarith PoonpholSave this picture!Perspective SectionSave this picture!© Chaovarith PoonpholNot only the massive form of the architecture reminds its presence as the large ship but also the section of the house that allows user to experience an interior in different form of space, walking up an entry port under a low ceiling before stepping down into a 7 meter height ceiling open plan for main living and dining area, appreciating the core of the house as yacht’s main hall.Save this picture!© Chaovarith PoonpholThe project is deliberately designed to echo the root of the family which can be accomplished by walking from the old houses through long-standing high trees before getting into the new house. Traveling through the living area as a new family common area where the master bedroom is located at the end of the house with large observatory deck, completing the project journey by overlooking back to the parent house, the house of the past generation.Save this picture!© Chaovarith PoonpholProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Box- Tel Aviv Loft for a young couple / Toledano+ArchitectsSelected ProjectsBluebird Townhouses / Altereco DesignSelected Projects Share Year:  Thailand CopyAbout this officeFLAT12xOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNakhon Si ThammaratThailandPublished on January 25, 2019Cite: “Anavilla / FLAT12x” 24 Jan 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsCabinetsFlorenseCabinet – FloAirWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagStair Railing – CELLON®LightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAHigh Speed Hand Dryers – Aerix+BoardsForestOneLaminate – EGGER laminatesAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Metal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightAccolade Wall Light at River Dental OfficeBricksStröherClinker Brick Slips – StiltreuMore 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 Photographs Anavilla / FLAT12xSave this projectSaveAnavilla / FLAT12x Save this picture!© Chaovarith Poonphol+ 53Curated by María Francisca González Share Projects Lead Architect: “COPY” Houses Julsamano Bhongsatiern ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  800 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: Casalgrande Padana, Tree Concept, Cristina, SYGlass, True light 2018 Architects: FLAT12x Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily “COPY” CopyHouses•Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  Chaovarith Poonphol, Behype Perspective Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Anavilla / FLAT12xlast_img read more

Global fundraising

Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Global fundraising  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 27 May 1999 | News Kate Kirkland, head of consultancy at accountants BDO Stoy Hayward, addressed the issue of global fundraising at this month’s European Association for Planned Giving conference on cross-border charitable giving strategies.Kate Kirkland, head of consultancy at accountants BDO Stoy Hayward, addressed the issue of global fundraising at this month’s European Association for Planned Giving conference on cross-border charitable giving strategies. “It is the rapid spread of the Internet that is most likely to drive the globalisation of philanthropy.” 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. read more

Progress reported on delivery of Mica Redress Scheme

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Progress reported on delivery of Mica Redress Scheme By News Highland – December 14, 2018 Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleNumber awaiting outpatient appointments at LUH fallsNext articleTrial of Donegal County Councillor continues today News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Facebook Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebook Google+ FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+ The Mica Action Group says positive progress is being made on the delivery of the redress scheme for affected homeowners in Donegal announced in October.A number of members of the campaign group met with Ministers Joe McHugh and Damien English yesterday to receive an update on plans for the scheme.It was confirmed that a Mica redress process and procedure has been developed and is due to be signed off by Cabinet on Tuesday.PRO of the Mica Action Group is Eileen Doherty:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction last_img read more

Rainbow Messiah

first_imgRanjit Majundar visits Peter Tatchell, the man who arrested Mugabe I had no apprehensions about approaching the highly secure abode of the country’s best known human rights’ activist. He had shown a reassuring level of enthusiasm about speaking to a student newspaper and every time I had spoken with him I was struck by his politeness and easy charm – a far cry, it would seem, from the man the Daily Mail once called a ‘Homosexual Terrorist.’ But this derogatory title had been given to Tatchell twelve years before, at a time when he was the thorn in the side of political and religious bigots and all manner of hypocritical closet queens. His peaceful though direct approach, while inspiring to many, also proved particularly provocative to others. Despite his laudable aims, some felt that Tatchell’s tactics were too aggressive, and even those who shared his sexual preferences reflected at times that he did more harm than good for their cause. Yet attitudes towards Tatchell changed dramatically after his courageous citizen’s arrest of Robert Mugabe in Brussels in 2001, in which Tatchell suffered senseless beating at the hands of Mugabe’s bodyguards. His bravery rightly earned him the praise of a generation whose human rights had long been suppressed. When in March 2001 the Daily Mail declared Tatchell ‘Heroic… example to us all,’ it was clear how far attitudes had changed.Having left the Labour Party in 2004, Peter Tatchell joined the Greens. He is currently a prominent member of the Green Left, which he describes as ‘an inner grouping within the party which has a particular focus on social justice.’ From this platform, he hopes to defeat former Cabinet Minister Andrew Smith in Oxford East at the next General Election. According to Tatchell, Andrew Smith is not simply a high profile candidate parachuted into a potentially winnable seat in Oxford with no interest in local issues. Quite the reverse. Although the election could be up to three years away, Smith is already living in Oxford for half the week. Tatchell is keen to confront an opponent whose ideas he finds so disagreeable. Smith supported the Iraq War, ID Cards, Foundation Hospitals and student top-up fees. Labour won the seat with only a thousand votes to spare from the Liberal Democrats – could Tatchell split the vote and keep Smith in Parliament? ‘I might,’ Tatchell acknowledged, but he thinks not, summoning a scribbled graph to show me how he might capture the seat. That victory is even conceivable is testament to his heavyweight presence on the ticket. Since the Greens polled only 1800 votes in 2005, they would have no chance of winning Oxford East without Tatchell.We know what Tatchell contributes to the Greens, but what do they add to him? Surely the growing awareness of green issues within the three major parties has marginalised the Greens, reducing them to the level of a pressure group? Is this just a ‘Greenwash’? But Tatchell cites the adherence of the two main parties to nuclear power as an indication that their immersion in green issues is not authentic. The Greens, by contrast, are strongly opposed to nuclear power. ‘It will cost £50bn to decommission and dispose of the waste from existing nuclear power stations – Just think how that money could be better used.’ Tatchell argues that for the same cost, and within the same time frame, equivalent concentrated solar power stations could be built in North Africa. We then discuss the Green Party’s ambitions for a more ethical United Kingdom – what might it be like? ‘It’s absolutely obvious [that] we’ve got to do something to stop traffic pollution and in so doing we’re going to have healthier and happier people.’ How can this be effected? ‘Reduce car journeys, move to cleaner fuels and hybrid cars, and plant more trees along roads to absorb toxic emissions. Make walking safer and more pleasant by widening pavements – make cities look and feel beautiful.’ That’s the vision, but what about the policies? ‘Labour plans to waste over £70 billion on Trident, ID cards, road building and nuclear power stations. The Greens would invest this money in energy conservation, renewable power, affordable green housing, and cheaper, faster public transport.’ They also favour a more creative approach to taxation, where the focus is shifted from taxing employment and production, to taxing waste and consumption. Thus under the Greens, those guilty of ecological violations will pay and the ethical will prosper. Except if you’re wealthy – they propose to introduce a tax rate of 60% for all earnings over £100,000. According to Peter, ‘people aren’t going to mind.’ The policies of high taxation are reminiscent of the terrible times for Britain in the 1970s – how then are Tatchell’s policies any different? Tatchell claims that he wants to create a ‘socialism infused with a Green perspective and updated to the 21st Century.’ He wants public services ‘run by the public for the public. We all gain if we live in a more caring, equitable society.’ Likewise, he feels we should be less materialistic, less consumerist, less interested in celebrity. I admire Tatchell’s Utopian vision of society, but I am less than convinced that it is attainable in reality. Do people really want to be told that their lives are wrong? That their pleasures are worthless? I enquired how the Green Party could encourage better human stewardship of the world without recourse to apocalyptic language. ‘Climate change is the biggest threat to global security, peace, health and economic prosperity. But we mustn’t be disempowered by a sense of doom, gloom and helplessness. The Green Party is motivated by the optimism that we can take the necessary steps to avert climate disaster and ensure our future as a green and pleasant land.’ A positive note to end on. I wish him luck.last_img read more