Trio of casinos to begin PA igaming live test

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Here’s why I recently bought Beyond Meat stock

first_img See all posts by Stuart Blair Beyond Meat (NASDAQ: BYND) stock has struggled over the past few months, falling from highs of $192 to its current price of $108. This has mainly been the result of fears about rising competition and lacklustre results. Nonetheless, I have used this recent dip as the perfect opportunity to add Beyond Meat to my portfolio. Here’s why. Here’s why I recently bought Beyond Meat stock Access this special “Green Industrial Revolution” presentation now Enter Your Email Address Our 5 Top Shares for the New “Green Industrial Revolution” Recent trading updateThe recent trading update was poorer than many had expected, with the company posting a net loss of $27.3 million. Although revenues rose 11.4% year-on-year, this was also lower than analyst’s expectations. 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US Supreme Court refuses to hear South Carolina Episcopal Church…

first_img June 11, 2018 at 5:20 pm After 81 years, I continue to be look for the teachings of Jesus that tell us that some people should be excluded from the family of God. Tags June 11, 2018 at 3:10 pm If there is one church doctrine that is coming thru loud and clear it is “It’s our property so move out!” This is an immutable position unlike all others concerning church doctrine. Bruce Garner says: cynthia seddon says: Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit a Press Release S.R.Price says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Doug Desper says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET June 11, 2018 at 6:55 pm Bruce Garner hit a home run in his analysis of why TEC is shrinking.Sometimes we act more like the curator of a historical museum rather than those charged with ” go ye therefore into the world”.Look for a radical change in that sitback mindset to emerge from this General Convention and this presiding Bishop.Episcopalians in tents and street corner revivals? Don’t bet against it!! S.R.Price says: william dailey says: Rector Tampa, FL Bruce Garner says: June 11, 2018 at 9:05 pm “This particular group of old white guys just can’t grasp the concept that they do not get to control things just because of their race and gender….not anymore. Getting these little boys to share is a daunting process.”This doesn’t sound like the message of “love” preached by Bishop Curry at St. George’s Chapel. It sounds rather “smug” — like someone hates old white men.The Supreme Court is not a court of “error” but may choose which cases to hear and which not to hear. Many of petitions for hearing are filed, but few are accepted as involving an important Constitutional or legal issues that needs to be addressed by the Court.The property lawsuits across the nation are all about “money.” The lawsuits have nothing to do with “gender justice,” “old white men” or “love.” The results of the property rights litigation is decided based upon secular property law. Jesus’ teachings or doing what is just or moral is irrelevant to the Justices.Congregants must learn that in the Episcopal Church, while they may own the soul of the Church, the sanctuary structures are not theirs, but legally belong to the local Bishop, usually as a “Corp Sole,” to do with as he sees fit, regardless of the fact that it was their money, their faith and their efforts that built and maintained the local church. Churches can be sold out from under a congregation, and the loved ones resting in the columbarium relocated or returned, just as Bishop Bruno tried to do in Newport Beach, California. The TEC is legally in the right in SC as well as in California and other states. Predictions of its demise are premature, since the Church now has many empty buildings to convert to cash to fund its agendas. Political activism is a thirsty beast.Is the TEC morally and theologically in the right? That is a different question. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK June 12, 2018 at 11:54 am The Supreme Court decision may turn out to be meaningless unless the Church attorneys are very aggressive in followup.The dissident Bishop’ s defiant statement yesterday indicates he believes he has enough political power with the Dorchester County court charged with enforcing the decision to tie things up indefinitely in more litigation.SCEpiscopalians website reported that judge is a former member of the law firm repressing Lawrence.. June 11, 2018 at 5:24 pm Amen my sibling in Christ, AMEN! I’ve been looking as well. I am convinced that no matter how hard we look, that is not a doctrine we will find in His teachings. So simple yet so overlooked.Thank you for posting that. Jim Bryant says: Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest June 12, 2018 at 10:24 am Anger,bitterness,name calling, worshiping objects( buildings). I can’t for the life of me understand why young people don’t want to join us and become followers of Jesus. June 13, 2018 at 7:29 pm S.R., regardless of the setting for the teaching (a question about divorce), it remains that Jesus clarified the God-ordained pattern of bonding: 1 man/1 woman. The operative measure is what was in “the beginning”. Our meddling and adaptation of that twice-affirmed truth is an error. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA June 12, 2018 at 5:11 pm I left the Episcopal church,because nowhere in scripture do I find marriage between same sex people to be the will of God. I do not hate homosexuals, but when my bishop ruled that clergy were to perform marriages between them, I could not stand by and agree.The presiding bishop may preach love,but love of God demands obedience to His laws. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID June 13, 2018 at 6:50 pm By omitting the preceding 3 verses you have managed to turn a denunciation of heterosexual divorce into a condemnation of homosexual relationships,something Jesus was not doing here.This kind of ” twist” is one reason the Episcopal Church has decided on a position of neutrality on the issue of same sex relationships. Featured Events June 11, 2018 at 5:23 pm The Supreme Court made the right decision. Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Rev’d Canon H. Milton Cole says: Doug Desper says: By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jun 11, 2018 Rector Shreveport, LA June 14, 2018 at 10:36 am Wait, you think people haven’t walked away from TEC feeling disappointed and unaffirmed? What do you think this court case was all about? Philip Jones says: June 11, 2018 at 5:22 pm The “property and assets” is not and never has been The Episcopal Church. The Episcopal Church has always been the people who sought to follow the teachings of Jesus and love their neighbor as they love themselves without exception or exemption. The breakaway folks have never learned this. They want to exclude people when that was never the intent of Jesus in His teachings.The true irony here is that this really isn’t about the things it is purported to be about, such as faithfulness to the Scriptures, the BCP, the so-called teachings of the church. It has always been about the power and control Lawrence and many of the clergy who followed him want to exercise over not just property, but how people think and worship and relate to each other. That has NEVER been the polity of The Episcopal Church. The very ability to ask questions, difficult questions, is what drew me away from the theological tyranny of the Southern Baptist Church over 50 years ago. This particular group of old white guys just can’t grasp the concept that they do not get to control things just because of their race and gender….not anymore. Getting these little boys to share is a daunting process.So Mark et al, why don’t you return what was never yours to take and let both “sides” of this get back to some effort of GOING OUT and spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ instead of waiting for people to come to us in our nice buildings…that is the real reason for our decline in numbers and that of many mainline churches. People are no longer coming to us. Our funerals out number our baptisms. And thus we shrink. Jesus told the 70 to go OUT. He told the 12 to go OUT. At His ascension he told those looking to go OUT into the world. He never said sit in the pew and wait for them to come to you. We built it but they ain’t coming! Time to move on with the Jesus Movement!! July 8, 2018 at 12:50 am “By omitting the preceding 3 verses…” You mean the verses that say “and a man shall leave his father and mother and cleave to his boyfriend and they shall become one flesh?” Rector Collierville, TN The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group June 15, 2018 at 11:36 am Some agree with your reasoning,some don’t.(By the way I personally don’t think gay marriage is a good idea for gay people.Copying another culture’a institutions rather than creating your own is not always the best path).If one adhere’a to your concept of marriage,then any sexual contact that is not for the purpose of propagating children is an abomination inside or outside of marriage,which takes us back to the divisive debate in our Church in the 1930’s over birth control..Sorry,not going there with you.Meanwhile,back at the Oasis the legitimate Bishop of S.Carolina has outlined a reasonable game plan for bringing the disassociated parishes back into the real Diocese of S.Carolina and reported that lay leaders in some of the parishes including vestry members are beginning to establish contact. Property, Rector Smithfield, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ June 13, 2018 at 12:26 pm I think people sometimes confuse ancient Hebrew civil law with the law of God.Unless it’s recorded as coming frothed actual Gospel message of Jesus in Matthew,Mark,Like,or John I approach it with an open mind W. Lewis says: June 13, 2018 at 2:53 pm Try this, S.R. It’s not ‘Hebrew civil law’, but from the mouth of our Lord, what we could rightly consider the law of God: (By the time of Jesus humanity had tried every kind of bond and relating other than 1 man/1 woman. That original design of marriage had devolved into polygamy, concubines, and howls to be divorced, which Moses granted to the people. Jesus observed this human-created mess and when questioned about divorce took the moment to give a further elaboration about what marriage should be (Matthew 19:4-8). Hold on, though, because Jesus quotes word for word from Genesis 2 to return us….underline that….return us to the original design of human bonding found in the first pages of Scripture:4) “Haven’t you ever read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ 5) and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and his mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? 6) So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore, what God has joined together, let no man separate.” 7) “Why then,” they asked, “did Moses command that a man give his wife a certificate of divorce and send her away?” 8) Jesus replied, “Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because your hearts were hard. But it was not this way from the beginning”. This teaching on Marriage was entirely omitted from the Episcopal Marriage Study. Odd, that a Jesus Movement would exclude Jesus. Odd that one of the few times that Jesus quoted and elaborated the Scripture would be left out in answer to the important question of our time on what a valid marriage is in God’s design. Excuses are made that this is a new time and that Jesus would understand us not being confined to the original design of Genesis 2 and that its OK to liberalize and bless what Jesus never did. What a plank to walk! Twice Jesus established what was right by returning to the time of “the beginning”. If the Lord returned humanity of his time to original design of 1 man/1 woman then woe be to those who declare that He was in error and that they know much better. July 8, 2018 at 1:15 am It is important to belong. We all need that. But the church is a hospital, not a club. And everyone who goes there is sick and in need of healing. I don’t want a hospital where the doctors pat me on the head, tell me they love me, but don’t give me a prescription for a cure for my ailment. If I have cancer I don’t want a doctor who says, “I love you,” but doesn’t tell me what I have to do to be healed. I want a church that is going to help transform me into the image of Christ, not condone my appetites and sins. Christ said “be ye therefore perfect.” How is that going to happen if I’m surrounded by clergy who celebrate my sins instead of helping me overcome them? June 12, 2018 at 7:04 am As the “old white man” who wrote the above, I stand by it. It isn’t that I don’t love these people at all. They are, from my experience with most of the “breakaway” groups, only interested in maintaining control that was theirs solely by virtue of gender and race. There are few women clergy in any of the breakaway groups and a tiny number of anyone of color. The world is changing. Those we are to serve in the name of Christ has changed. And like it or not, the organization of our part of the Jesus Movement does indeed vest ownership in all church property at the churchwide level. Someone above noted that we act like curators. The moral question to me is whether we should continue to dump thousands of dollars a year into virtually empty buildings while not addressing the needs of those who live within the shadows of those buildings? I think that is contrary to the teachings of Jesus. It is certainly poor stewardship of God’s resources. What some call political activism, others see as working toward bringing the beloved community into being where all of God’s children are the equals in our eyes that they are in God’s eyes. So, yes, as an old white guy, we should not be in any position just on the basis of our gender and race. We ought to be there to be a voice of prophesy bringing the love of God to those who truly thirst. June 11, 2018 at 7:00 pm No one has ever been able to explain why revisionists keep getting to move the goal posts to accomplish what they perceive as truth. Truth is not subjective, but received. Secondly, since when does “respecting the dignity of all persons” equate to submitting to whatever is demanded? The Jesus Movement….the one recorded in the Gospels …. never defined the Good News like that. People, even sincere ones, sometimes walked away from Jesus both disappointed and unaffirmed. That such a possibility rarely occurs in the Episcopal Church should give pause to what we call The Jesus Movement. June 11, 2018 at 2:29 pm Those “breakaway” churches were supposedly going to be “just a few who don’t want to be with us”. Fifteen years and millions of litigation dollars later, that “few” has grown to tens of thousands who have announced that following behind the culture to validate and bless its demands is tedious and tiresome, and contrary to a Gospel mandate to announce Good News and repentance. Our General Convention continues to paint the Church into a corner, particularly by jettisoning the present Prayer Book teaching which affirms the marital bond of 1 man/1 woman. Now that Marriage has been unanchored from Matthew 17/Genesis 2 to accommodate the culture, what will the Church say when 3 people want to marry? It’s already a cultural trend out there. General Convention is about to set fire -again- to the already dry timbers of the Church to validate another human itch and bless cohabitation (adultery for those followers of the Ten Commandments). Cohabitation? Sure. Did Christ call us to validate culture or to challenge and transform it? It’s an honest question to ask, “Who are the real ‘breakaways’? Those who change doctrine to validate cultural trends, or those who have been loyal to Church teachings as found in our present Book of Common Prayer?”Two-thirds of our present members on the rolls are just sitting it out each week as our Average Sunday Attendance shows. Somehow I sense that when the Church just mimics a fallen world that its members see nothing much to get excited about. Curate Diocese of Nebraska John Hobart says: US Supreme Court refuses to hear South Carolina Episcopal Church property case Breakaway group vows to continue legal fight Comments are closed. Jim Bryant says: S.R.Price says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC center_img June 14, 2018 at 10:47 am S.R., it appears that you are making an argument for marriage revision from the silence of Jesus. The contrary is much more solid; that He reaffirmed the original design by quoting Genesis 2. We are often being told that the Spirit is doing a new thing. I don’t sense that the Holy Spirit will bring contradiction and confusion. If we believe that the Holy Spirit speaks to the Church today, then how much more so during the time of the original apostles, since Jesus promised to them that He would guide them in all things? That witness is found in the New Testament scripture. If our bishops believe in Apostolic Succession, then that means that the faith is passed on from the apostles and their experience of God through the Holy Spirit’s leading. It is without doubt that same gender marriage was not a part of the life of the apostolic age, and the successors to the apostles must be very careful to claim that the Holy Spirit is now contradicting that witness. Secondly, if we believe, as stated in the Creeds, in the Lordship of Christ we will be on sure ground to rely on the certainty of His re-affirmation of original design in Genesis 2.In short, Scripture and Apostolic Tradition are not with those who have redesigned marriage, and I find it strange that Matthew 19/Genesis 2 were entirely left out of the Marriage Study, which weakens its credibility.That said, I believe that gay folks have a welcome and vital place in the Church, but cannot demand what we cannot grant. That marriage is God’s original and first institution means that it has been designed perfectly. S.R.Price says: Doug Desper says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Jim Bryant says: Doug Desper says: Jim Bryant says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit an Event Listing [Episcopal News Service] The United States Supreme Court refused June 11 a petition by a group that broke away from the Episcopal Church in South Carolina asking it to review a state court ruling that said property, assets and most of the diocese’s parishes must be returned to the Episcopal Church and its recognized diocese, The Episcopal Church in South Carolina.The petition for a writ of certiorari from a group that broke away from the Episcopal Church in South Carolina asked the court to consider “whether the ‘neutral principles of law’ approach to resolving church property disputes requires courts to recognize a trust on church property even if the alleged trust does not comply with the state’s ordinary trust and property law.”The breakaway group said in its Feb. 13 petition that the majority of the South Carolina Supreme Court justices did not take the “neutral” approach.The high court justices discussed the case (17.1136) during their June 7 conference and denied the request without comment on June 11.Episcopalians in South Carolina have been reorganizing their common life since late 2012, after then-Bishop Mark Lawrence and a majority of clergy and lay leadership said that the diocese had left the Episcopal Church. They disagreed with the wider Episcopal Church about biblical authority and theology, primarily centered on the full inclusion of LGBT people in the life of the church.The breakaway group filed a lawsuit in 2013 seeking to control diocesan and parish properties, and a Dorchester County court found in their favor in 2015. The state Supreme Court overturned that decision in August 2017. It was the latter ruling that the group asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review.“We are grateful for the clarity that this decision offers, and hopeful that it brings all of us closer to having real conversations on how we can bring healing and reconciliation to the church, the body of Christ, in this part of South Carolina,” Episcopal Church in South Carolina Bishop Provisional Gladstone B. Adams III said in a statement after the denial.“Our path continues to be one of reconciliation and love, for love is the way of Jesus,” he said.The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision does not immediately change the physical control of the properties, according to diocesan Chancellor Thomas S. Tisdale Jr. The state court must enforce the ruling.However, the breakaway group, which calls itself the Diocese of South Carolina, has vowed to continue the legal fight. “The diocese remains confident that the law and the facts of this case favor our congregations,” the group said in response to the denied request. “We plan to continue to press both to their logical conclusion, even if that requires a second appearance before the South Carolina Supreme Court.”In the same statement, Lawrence expressed disappointment, but added, “Our hope remains steadfast in our heavenly father.“There are many unresolved legal questions which remain before the State Court as well as matters for prayerful discernment as we seek to carry out the mission to which we are called in Jesus Christ. We shall seek his guidance for both.”The Episcopal Church in South Carolina said in its statement that it and the Episcopal Church asked the state court May 8 to place diocesan property and assets under control of local Episcopalians, hand over ownership of property of the 28 affected parishes to the Episcopal Church and The Episcopal Church in South Carolina, and appoint a special master to oversee the transition.The Episcopal Church has been hoping to engage with leaders of the breakaway group since the state Supreme Court ruling in August, according to the statement. Adams and other diocesan leaders have been seeking direct contact with people in the affected parishes, offering a “Frequently Asked Questions” publication and arranging individual meetings to work with those who want to remain in their home churches as Episcopalians.The Episcopal Church in South Carolina’s Standing Committee, Diocesan Council, Trustees of the Diocese and deans will meet June 12 for prayer and to hear information and discuss plans for the months ahead.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is the Episcopal News Service’s senior editor and reporter. Rector Washington, DC June 11, 2018 at 1:44 pm Can’t imagine anything left to resolve on the property issue except who is responsible for replacing assets that the Court has ruled were being held in trust for the benefit OT the Episcopal Church and have been misappropriated by the trustees for some other purpose.(see definition for embezzlement) mike geibel says: Featured Jobs & Calls July 8, 2018 at 12:43 am Endorsing and performing same sex marriages is a position of neutrality? Bruce Garner says: June 12, 2018 at 12:34 pm The word repressing is a misprint.The correct word is representing.Quite a difference in meaning. Press Release Service June 12, 2018 at 9:20 am I wish those involved in these dispute would look to the example of Bishop Shannon Johnston in Virginia. Bp Shannon has shown far more charity to our schismatics than I can muster. 1. The Supreme Court NEVER hears these cases, for good reason. Secular courts in the US will never settle questions of church law. 2. General Convention is not some outside agency who interferes in local affairs. General Convention is US. It is the Episcopal Church. Our schismatic friends act like a bunch of petulant school kids. You knew what the rules were when you signed on. Now you want to change them. In church history things change, because we discern we been doing it wrong. Otherwise we would be praying to St Ambrose’s hip bone. 3 If you like our Prayer Book so much where were you in 1979 when you found it outrageous? Submit a Job Listing Matt Ouellette says: Rector Martinsville, VA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem S.R.Price says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA June 14, 2018 at 10:13 am In other words,Doug,you can’t find anything from Jesus condemning same sex relationships.I can’t either.His acknowledgement of the first relationship between Adam and Eve does not constitute a condemnation of things he was not even asked for an answer on.Again,you’ve got to do the “twist” and put words in Jesus’s mouth to get to that conclusion from this example.Meanwhile back to the theme of this thread,the real Bishop of South Carolina,Skip Adams,outlined a plan for integration of the breakaway parishes back into the Episcopal Church at a meeting of Diocesan and parish leaders Tuesday.He also reported that people including vestry members from the disassociated parishes had established contact with him.Things are starting to happen. Rector Belleville, IL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL July 8, 2018 at 12:27 am To preach against behavior that would, if unchecked, keep someone out of heaven, is not excluding them from the family of God. And condoning such behavior is not love. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books June 11, 2018 at 7:22 pm There is a place for us. It’s called the Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter. Check out ordinariate.net. Biblical truth. Anglican roots. It’s who we really are and our only genuine hope in all this mess. Doug Desper says: Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York S.R.Price says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Stephan Clark says: Charles Towne says: 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 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Albany, NY Rector Bath, NC Rose Anne Grasty says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Comments (32) Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC June 11, 2018 at 6:06 pm The Episcopal Church in Maryland, Virginia,New York South Carolina and beyond is truly blessed to have had the Gospel laden prophecy and leadership of The Rt. Rev Skip Adams for over three and a half decades. Thank you Skip, my ministry and those that I have served are better because of your ministry. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Christopher Buser says: South Carolina June 11, 2018 at 9:32 pm The Presiding Bishop goes to celebrity weddings to talk about love while the rest of us wear our hatred on our sleeves. Maybe it is time we gave it a rest. Rector Hopkinsville, KY June 19, 2018 at 2:05 am Does seem to me that the problem with the American Church is ‘individualism’. While I understand that it is important for us to stand on our own two feet…we also belong to each other.The word ‘ catholic’ means more than anything else our togetherness…WE are the Body of Christ. I am not the body…I am the stupid toe that turns left instead of right…the Body helps me to belong …even though I may be malformed…I still belong…and don’t require that everyone conforms to my malformity Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI S.R.Price says: S.R.Price says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MIlast_img read more

Apopka Burglary Report

first_img TAGSApopka Burglary ReportApopka Police DepartmentBusiness Burglary ReportResidential Burglary ReportVehicle Burglary Report Previous articleOn CRA’s 25th Anniversary it’s time to build, not talk about South Apopka’s futureNext article307 vote-by-mail ballots received for Apopka elections Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Apopka Burglary Report: Week Ending – 2/12/2018The Apopka Burglary Report for the week ending February 12th shows three burglaries reported in the City of Apopka.Two burglaries at residences were reported at the 900 BLOCK OF S HAWTHORNE AVE, the 100 BLOCK of W MICHAEL GLADDEN BLVD, and the 2000 BLOCK of PIEDMONT PARK BLVD.Two burglaries were reported at businesses located in the 500 BLOCK of S ORANGE BLOSSOM TRL, and the 2100 BLOCK of CLARCONA RD.No vehicle burglaries were reported.Chief Michael McKinley of the Apopka Police Department tells us that many vehicle burglaries could have been prevented if everyone remembers to do just two things:Remove all valuables from your vehicleLock your car doorsThe breakdown of the burglaries reported to the Apopka Police Department last week:2 – Business3 – Residential0 – Vehicle 1 COMMENT Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear February 14, 2018 at 8:36 am Please enter your comment! 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 center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 No vehicle burglaries in this week’s report?….OMG, let’s celebrate!!! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Mama Mialast_img read more

Abbey National’s toy appeal

Abbey National has worked out that there are unwanted toys worth £3.18 billion in UK homes, and that half of seven to nine-year-olds think they get too many Christmas presents. It is therefore collecting unwanted toys for charity at 64 of its branches until the middle of January.  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Abbey National’s toy appeal Howard Lake | 4 December 2000 | News read more

Gerry Raftery: Ten Mindful Habits for the Present Crisis

first_imgPractice Gratitude. Without a doubt this simple exercise can be one of the most beneficial of our day. Towards the end of your day call to mind five experiences or moments from your day for which you feel Grateful. This Gratitude Exercise helps you to focus on what is good and beautiful in your life. Manage your thoughts, try not to be overwhelmed by negative thinking. Notice your emotions, especially the painful ones, deal with what is real and present rather than the wild unreal imaginings which can drag you down. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Stop and Think, avoid reacting impulsively or thoughtlessly to people or events. Take a deep breath before saying or doing something. Respond rather than React. Remember, “Between the Stimulus and the Response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” Vicktor Frankl. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Take Care of Yourselves and of One Another. Go for a Walk. Take some physical exercise during your day. Find the exercise which suits you and make it part of your daily routine. While exercise is very good for the body it also relaxes the mind and helps us to manage and reduce our Stress levels. Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisement Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival TAGSgerry rafteryKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Postmeditatemeditationmindfulmindfulness Mindful Moments. Take occasional moments during your day when you become aware of yourself and what is happening around you. Breathe Deeply. Listen. Notice. These Mindful Moments can enrich your day and help you find calm. Previous articleCancer diagnosing services are fully operationalNext articleJennifer Allen: Dealing with stress in a pandemic Meghann Scully Linkedin Twitter Email Live through this crisis One Day at a Time. There is no point in constantly recounting and remembering how great things were before Covid-19 struck. Equally, there is no point in looking ahead to the potential disasters of illness, unemployment or poverty which may face us. Each day has enough challenges of its own. Live life now one Day at a Time. LifestyleLimerickNewsGerry Raftery: Ten Mindful Habits for the Present CrisisBy Meghann Scully – May 18, 2020 207 Young attractive yogi woman practicing yoga concept, doing namaste gesture, namaste hands to forehead, working out, wearing wrist bracelets, studio background, closeup, view over the shoulderWe are now at Phase One of reopening the country and Gerry has his final article in the series for us. Gerry Raftery is the Co-Ordinator of Mindfulness Programmes at Personal Milestones and shares tips on how to be resilient. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE World Health Organisation and the HSE recognise the need for us to take care of our Mental Health and Well-Being during this Covid-19 Pandemic.We need to do this consciously on a daily basis. Over the past ten weeks I have written a series of articles on how Mindfulness can help us through this crisis. I am summarising the key points of the articles in a list of ten Mindful Habits which can improve our Mental Health and Well-Being at this time. I hope you find them helpful. Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener WhatsApp Develop Acceptance. Though it is not easy, try to accept things as they are now. Of course, life is not as we would like it to be. Acceptance is the bridge that leads to a place of calm and to new beginnings. Use the Prayer: “Grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can and Wisdom to know the difference”. Mind your Mind – Be aware of the need to take care of your own Mental Health and Well-Being. This is primarily your own responsibility.  Be Kind and Compassionate towards yourself and towards others. We need to take extra care of ourselves. Do simple Acts of Kindness for yourself and for others. This generates something positive within us while at the same time building up those around us. Be Kind!Manage Stress. While some Stress is a normal part of life, at the moment the levels of Stress can be very high. When you feel Stressed take a minute to breathe deeply in order to relax your mind and body. Be vigilant and try to avoid unnecessary stressful triggers, whether they are thoughts, people or places. Meditation. Schedule a daily Meditation time where you sit down for ten or twenty minutes and simply focus on your breath and your breathing. Your mind will wander quickly and often. When it does, gently return to the Breath and the Breathing. This Meditation may appear difficult but it is easier than you think. There are many good Apps available, Try Headspace or Calm.last_img read more

The Rising Risk of Defaults in Refis

first_imgSubscribe American Enterprise Institute FHA Finance GSEs Home Prices Homes HOUSING loans mortgage nmri refis Risk 2018-07-30 Radhika Ojha Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago July 30, 2018 2,728 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: American Enterprise Institute FHA Finance GSEs Home Prices Homes HOUSING loans mortgage nmri refis Risk Share 1Save About Author: Radhika Ojha Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agocenter_img Previous: Investigation Into Mel Watt Allegations Underway Next: Michigan Residents Get Foreclosure Relief Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. The Rising Risk of Defaults in Refis Refinance loans have a higher stressed default rate compared to any other loan, according to the latest National Mortgage Risk Index (NMRI) released by the American Enterprise Institute’s (AEI) Center on Housing Markets and Finance on Monday. The reasons for this increase in default rates, the Center said, was primarily due to weak appraisal processes for these loans as well as borrower self-selection.The quarterly index monitors market stability through real-time tracking of leverage and is set up like a stress test that places loans in risk buckets and assesses default risk based on the performance of 2007 vintage loans with similar characteristics.Overall, the NMRI indicated that three key drivers are pushing mortgages towards greater risk. First, a greater availability of income leverage that is allowing borrowers to compensate for home price appreciation; second, a shift toward lower down payment loans; and third a greater presence of cash out refis as tappable equity of homeowners increases.According to AEI, the April refinance NMRI set an all-time series’ high driven by a leap in the Cash-out index. “With the national seller’s market now in its 70th month, this additional leverage is being absorbed into higher house prices,” the report said. “The multiyear surge in home prices, particularly for entry-level homebuyers continues unabated and is fueled by high-risk mortgages guaranteed by taxpayers,” noted Edward Pinto, Co-Director of the AEI’s Center on Housing Markets and Finance.  “We see no halt to this trend so long as FHA, the GSEs, and the VA continue offering easy mortgage credit terms which keep demand well more than supply.”The report also indicates a considerable spread of default rates across risk buckets, with borrowers who had a credit score between 620 and 689 falling in the high to very high-risk buckets. Borrowers in this credit score range were likely to have a default rate between 22.7 percent and 45.8 percent, the report indicated.For purchase loans, the NMRI found, credit easing continued with the composite NMRI for purchase loans jumping 0.5 points from its elevated levels a year ago. The first-time buyer index rose 0.6 points on increases in FHA loans. AEI said that the rising prices had a disparate impact on buyers, benefiting repeat buyers through price appreciation and hurting first-time buyers who had to take on more leverage.“Leverage matters for house prices,” said Tobias Peter, Senior Research Analyst at AEI’s Center on Housing Markets and Finance. “The greater availability of plain-vanilla leverage for lower-income borrowers during the current seller’s market has inflated a house price boom that is most prevalent at the lower end of the price spectrum.”The AEI said that the composite index was consistently trending up since mid-2013, with FHA leading the way. With FHA, Fannie, and VA indices all setting new or matched series highs in April, the report projected that unless household income accelerated, future support for the housing market was likely to involve further increases in leverage from an already high level. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Home / Daily Dose / The Rising Risk of Defaults in Refis Sign up for DS News Daily last_img read more

Rb-Sr geochronology of Graham Land, Antarctica

first_imgThirty-five new Rb-Sr whole-rock and mineral isochrons are reported for igneous rocks from Graham Land. Magmatism was essentially continuous but peaks of activity occurred in early Jurassic, early Cretaceous, late Cretaceous and Eocene times. The oldest dated granite is Triassic (209 ± 3 Ma). Volcanic rocks were erupted throughout this history and some previously supposed Upper Jurassic volcanic rocks must be mid-Cretaceous or younger. A change in magma type, from uniformly acid to predominantly basic or intermediate, combined with westward migration of the arc, may be partly responsible for previously reported transverse geochemical variations. There is a marked trend of decreasing initial 87Sr/86Sr ratio of the plutonic rocks with time, from c. 0.707 to 0.704, although volcanic rocks tend to have higher values. This trend is ascribed to the waning influence of an, as yet unidentified, pre-magmatic crustal basement, due to increasing depth of magma generation. Close parallels to the observed age pattern imply continuity of the Andean belt through southern South America into Graham Land back to early Mesozoic times and are not compatible with reconstructions of Gondwana in which the Antarctic Peninsula is located W of South America.last_img read more

Diving behaviour of the grey-headed albatross

first_imgForaging grey-headed albatrosses spent 86% of the night but only 20% of the day sitting on the sea; most diving activity occurred during daylight. During the broad-guard period of nesting, peaks of diving activity occurred at midday and dusk. During the subsequent chick-rearing period, however, diving was mainly at dawn and dusk. Of 485 dives measured, the depth averaged 0.74 m, with maximum depth at 6.5 m. On average grey-headed albatrosses dived 24 times during a five day foraging trip. Dive depths increased towards midday, probably as a function of the birds’ visual acuity rather than due to vertical migration of their prey. We estimate that grey-headed albatrosses may obtain 30–45% of their daily food requirements by diving.last_img read more

NATO’s SNMG2 concludes Black Sea tour

first_img View post tag: SNMG2 Back to overview,Home naval-today NATO’s SNMG2 concludes Black Sea tour Ships from NATO’s Standing Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) met with Turkish Navy units in the Aegean Sea as they wrapped up 20 days of operations in the Black Sea.Led by the Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyer HMS Duncan, SNMG2 ships rendezvoused with Turkish fast patrol boats TCG Mızrak and TCG Volkan after transiting the straits from the Black to the Aegean Sea on May 20.The passing exercise with the Turkish Navy was aimed at increasing interoperability and included counter-surface vessel warfare tactics at night.During their time in the Black Sea, SNMG2 participated in Romanian exercise Sea Shield and conducted port visits to Constanta, Romania and Poti, Georgia.In addition to HMS Duncan, SNMG2 is currently constituted by German frigate FGS Bayern, Spanish frigate ESPS Victoria and Turkish frigate TCG Gemlik.The regular group units were joined by Bulgarian frigate BGS Drazki and Romanian frigate ROS Regele Ferdinand during Black Sea operations.The group is one of four multinational, integrated maritime forces composed of vessels from various allied countries. These groups provide NATO with a continuous maritime capability and help to establish alliance presence, demonstrate solidarity, conduct routine diplomatic visits and enhance interoperability among allied naval forces. They also serve as a consistently ready maritime force to support the NATO Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF). May 23, 2018 View post tag: NATO View post tag: Black Sea Authorities NATO’s SNMG2 concludes Black Sea tour View post tag: MARCOM Share this article View post tag: Turkish Navylast_img read more