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Western Sydney Wanderers sign RG sponsorship agreement

first_img11th February 2021 | By Conor Mulheir Responsible gambling Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter “Attending a live sports event is a real ritual for many people in New South Wales, and we’re excited that different codes and teams are encouraging their fans to ‘Reclaim the Game’ and are turning down gambling advertising and sponsorship,” she said. Regions: Australia Under the deal, neither Cricket NSW or the teams are permitted to sign partnerships with a sports betting or gambling business. Natalie Wright, director of the Office of Responsible Gambling, said the partnership aims to “address the normalisation of sports betting and raise awareness of gambling harm”. The partnership follows on from the Office of Responsible Gambling’s latest deal with Cricket New South Wales, a two-year partnership spanning the four teams active under Cricket NSW’s leadership. Email Address John Tsatsimas, chief executive of the Wanderers, added that the club has some of the most passionate and engaged fans of any team, and said: “We value those communities who have been such strong supporters, and one of the ways we aim to give back is by choosing partnerships that encourage community wellbeing.”center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter “We think you should be able to enjoy sport without betting. That’s why we’re working with sports codes and teams to ‘Reclaim the Game’ and get back to what sport is meant to be about.” In addition, under the agreement the club will educate its staff, players and fans about the risks associated with gambling. Tags: Western Sydney Wanderers Office of Responsible Gambling Western Sydney Wanderers Football Club has signed a new partnership with New South Wales (NSW)’s Office of Responsible Gambling, which will see the club refuse any offer of gambling-related sponsorships or promotional agreements. “We know that gambling is an issue that concerns many in our Western Sydney community, and we’re really excited to have this opportunity to raise awareness of gambling harm and reduce the amount of betting promotion that our fans are exposed to.” Western Sydney Wanderers sign RG sponsorship agreement Topics: Marketing & affiliates Social responsibility Sports betting Marketing Marketing regulation Sponsorship CSR Responsible gamblinglast_img read more

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Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) 2020 Annual Report

first_imgZambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 annual report.For more information about Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm)  2020 annual report.Company ProfileZambia National Commercial Bank, commonly known as Zanaco, listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange, serves retail customers, large corporations, agri-business and public sector clients. The bank has evolved into a leading financial institution in Zambia. With the aid of Arise B.V., a leading African Investment Company, Zanaco benefits from technical assistance, international networks and best practices in various areas of banking.last_img read more

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The Tesco share price is down 10% in 2020. Here’s why it’s a buy for me

first_imgThe Tesco share price is down 10% in 2020. Here’s why it’s a buy for me “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Tesco. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Alan Oscroft | Monday, 24th August, 2020 | More on: TSCO I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. See all posts by Alan Oscroft Enter Your Email Address Tesco (LSE: TSCO) is a nicely defensive stock. And that’s helped hold back the ravages of the 2020 stock market crash. While the FTSE 100 is down 20% year-to-date, the Tesco share price has fallen by only around half that. That’s far from the best performance in the market, as a number of prices have held steady or even gained. But there have been some intriguing developments affecting Tesco of late.But first, something that might be controversial. Everyone has been talking of the pain being suffered by our retailers during the lockdown. And they’re right, of course. But looking to the bigger picture, I see the crunch as doing some long-term good.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Tesco share price set to rise?The simple truth is that we are changing the way be buy and sell stuff. It’s increasingly about online selling these days, and that’s by no means a new trend. But it’s been taking its time to grow; traditional shops are lagging behind the curve and many are struggling to keep up. But now, the pandemic is giving us a big kick in the right direction. Those making the transition strongly suddenly have an even bigger advantage, while many of the lingerers will not linger for much longer. And the economy’s capital allocation will surely become more efficient. Short-term pain, long-term gain. Hopefully for the Tesco share price.Anyway, back to those recent developments. I was surprised and encouraged to read about the latest retail statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Not only did retail sales rebound in July, they rose above February’s pre-lockdown level. Meanwhile, UK stocks still have some way to go for recovery, and the lag could provide us with some nice share buys. Much of that retail jump consists of online sales.Tesco announces 16,000 new jobsThe next bit of news concerns Tesco directly. While firms around the country shed jobs and lay off workers, Tesco is creating 16,000 new jobs. And it’s all down to what it called “exceptional growth” in online selling. Among the new hires, the company intends to take on around 10,000 pickers to fulfil customer orders, and 3,000 new drivers. The Tesco share price didn’t really respond to the news, but it’s early days.Tesco’s online business now accounts for 16% of sales, up from 9% at the start of the year. It’s set to be worth around £5.5bn in 2020, up from £3.3bn last year. And 16% is still only just scratching the surface, with plenty of potential growth still to come.Competition fears recedingMy main fears for the Tesco share price were that it could suffer from tighter margins from having to deal with increasing competition. Those concerns are fading, as the competition is essentially coming from Lidl and Aldi – the rest of the sector is not taking market share from Tesco. But neither of those offers any online selling at all.Overall, I think Tesco is in good shape now. It’s financially very stable, is a serious cash cow, and its progressive dividends look increasingly attractive. I rate Tesco as a buy for long-term income. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.last_img read more

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FTSE 100: 5 cheap UK shares for 2021 I think could double my money

first_img Identifying FTSE 100 shares that can deliver high returns is especially challenging at the present time. The UK and global economies face uncertain futures, with risks such as coronavirus potentially weighing on investor sentiment and company performance in the short run.However, a number of large-cap shares appear to trade on low valuations at the present time. Buying them could lead to impressive returns as the economy recovers.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…With that in mind, here are five UK shares that appear to have the capacity to double in value over the long run. Buying them in 2021 could prove to be a shrewd move.FTSE 100 shares with 100% return potentialWhile the idea of generating 100%, or doubling an investment, on FTSE 100 shares may sound unlikely, the index has a long history of delivering impressive returns. For example, since its inception in 1984, the index has posted annualised total returns of around 8%. When compounded, they’re sufficient to double an initial investment over a 15-year time period.Of course, the future returns of the index could be better or worse than they have been in the past. The future prospects for the index and the world economy are a known unknown.However, the above example serves to show that the idea of doubling an investment on the stock market is not a freak event for a long-term investor. Certainly for those who are able to buy high-quality companies when they trade at cheap prices.Buying opportunities for the long termFTSE 100 shares that trade at cheap prices include companies that have experienced challenging operating conditions, such as Landsec and Shell. Demand for commercial property could increase as the economic recovery takes hold.As such, Landsec’s price-to-book (P/B) ratio of 0.6 suggests it may be undervalued at the present time. Similarly, an improving outlook for the global economy, alongside its strategy to pivot towards low-carbon assets, could mean Shell’s price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 12.6 is attractive.Meanwhile, companies such as NatWest and Legal & General could be undervalued. Legal & General currently offers a dividend yield of 7.4% that’s historically grown at a brisk pace. This could make it more attractive in a low interest rate environment. NatWest’s improving financial position and acquisitions could make it an appealing investment following its 40% share price decline since the start of 2020.Other FTSE 100 shares, such as Auto Trader, appear to have sound market positions through which to deliver improving profitability. The online car marketplace is expected to post a 58% rise in earnings next year. This puts it on a price-to-earnings growth (PEG) ratio of just 0.5.Given that further UK economic growth is likely to take place in the coming years, it could prove to be a profitable investment relative to the wider index that may even double in value. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares FTSE 100: 5 cheap UK shares for 2021 I think could double my money Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Peter Stephens Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Peter Stephens | Wednesday, 30th December, 2020 I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address Peter Stephens owns shares of Landsec, Legal & General Group, NatWest Group, and Royal Dutch Shell B. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Auto Trader and Landsec. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.last_img read more

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RBS Six Nations: Italy 20-36 Scotland

first_img Worth shouting about: John Hardie goes over for Scotland’s second try 75 – The percentage of lineouts Italy won. You cannot win games of rugby when one in four lineouts are a failure.17 – the number of tackles that both Jonny Gray and John Hardie made.8 – the number of penalties amassed over 80 minutes by Italy’s front row.Italy: D Odiete; L Sarto, M Campagnaro, G Garcia (A Pratichetti 75), M Bellini; K Haimona (E Padovani 72), E Gori (G Palazanni 79); A Lovotti (M Zanusso 58), L Ghiraldini (D Giazzon 58), L Cittadini (M Castrogiovanni 58), M Fuser, J Furno (V Bernabo 36), F Minto (D Van Schalkwyk 67), A Zanni, S Parisse.Try: Ghiraldini, Fuser. Con: Haimona. Pens: Haimona 2.Scotland: S Hogg; T Seymour, M Bennett (P Horne 63), D Taylor, T Visser (S Lamont 72); F Russell, G Laidlaw; A Dickinson, R Ford (S McInally 63), WP Nel, R Gray (T Swinson 79), J Gray, J Barclay (M Low 79), J Hardie, R Wilson (J Strauss 67).Try: Barclay, Hardie, Seymour. Con: Laidlaw 3. Pen: Laidlaw 5.Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)Attendance: 67, 721 What’s hot and what’s not from Italy’s 2016 Six Nations encounter with Scotland at the Stadio Olimpico Man of the Match: Greig LaidlawFor the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. TAGS: Highlight Scotland finally exorcised their Six Nations demons, ending a losing streak of nine games in the competition by defeating Italy 36-20 at the Stadio Olimpico. They scored three tries in doing so, and this is their biggest ever points tally in the Six Nations, and their biggest haul since Paris in ’99. when they also amassed 36 points.Now the monkey is off the back, Scotland will hope to kick on in this competition. As for Italy, despite playing hard-out, defiant rugby and scored two good tries, they take another loss in this tournament and stare down the barrel of a whitewash as they contemplate two away games, the first in Ireland and the second in Wales.Try time: Italy celebrate a scoreWHAT’S HOT…Entertainment value – This game was everything Wales versus France the night before was not. Namely, it was good fun. Scotland looked dangerous with so many of their attacks, playing with an aesthetically pleasing rhythm while Italy staged plunging ripostes, bringing the Roman crowd to their feet with the odd stunning break. When it wants to, the Six Nations can be open and delightful.Parisse power – Okay, it’s a bit of a cliché singling out Parisse. But we may not see him for much longer. And he was bossy and demanding; carrying hard ball whenever he liked, slinging big cut-out passes, catching kicks above his head and running on. He dragged Italy kicking and screaming towards a comforting final points tally.Gray matters – We saw what Scotland have always wanted from their second-row pairing: Jonny Gray hits the rucks and shunts the scrums while Richie shows up in flashpoints, grabbing everyone’s attention. For every stolen lineout by Richie there was an ugly job done by Jonny at the next ruck.Dead-eyed skipper – Greig Laidlaw showed that he is not a slow player, just that he needs front-foot ball to throw the passes his team need. However, it was Laidlaw’s reliable boot – which ended the day with three conversions and five penalties – that earned him the Man of the Match award. His was a captain’s knock.Surging Sergio: Parisse carries hard yet againWHAT’S NOT…Scotland’s discipline – Two yellow cards came in silly positions – Finn Russell leant over a ruck to slow ball metres from his own line while WP Nel extended an arm to knock down a pass around the halfway when an interception was never going to happen – hurt Scotland. People talk of composure on the ball, but off the ball the Scots need to chill out a little.One-sided scrums – Fairly early, referee Jaco Peyper decided Scotland were the stronger scrum. Whether or not that is true the fact remains that whenever there was a knock-on it was probable that Scotland could expect some leeway from the officials in the resulting set-piece.Italy’s record – Parisse threw a mini strop in the second half as, with his team beating down the door a few metres out and Peyper awarding advantage, a team-mate stood too flat and got in the way of the No 8’s pass. It was a little vignette that probably sums up Italy in the Six Nations: they have talented leaders who get frustrated with having to suffer so many defeats. Indeed it looks incredibly likely that soon-to-depart head coach Jacques Brunel will finish his reign with a five losses.High and dry: Tommy Seymour goes up to try and catch a kickSTATISTICS LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

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Mayor Jacobs hosts Sixth Annual Youth Leadership Conference

first_img  Event highlights Orange County student civic involvement in local governmentWHAT: To connect students with local government, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs will host her Sixth Annual Youth Leadership Conference – with nearly 250 student leaders from Orange County Public High Schools. The 2017 Youth Leadership Conference allows students to learn about county government, how best to participate in community initiatives and how to strengthen their leadership skills. In addition to engaging students on current events and issues of popular interest to teens, the conference covers local government topics such as land use, zoning and code enforcement. The conference also engages the teens in mock public hearings that are based on facts from real cases at Orange County Government.WHEN: Friday, March 10 8 a.m. Opening and welcome 9 a.m. – Workshop Session A 10 a.m. – Workshop Session B 11:30 a.m. – Welcome back with Mayor Jacobs The event is open to the media, but Mayor Jacobs has limited interview availability before 11:30 a.m. Workshop sessions are open to the media.WHERE: Valencia College West Campus, Events Center 1800 S Kirkman Road, Orlando, FL 32811Nearly 250 Orange County Public High School student leaders participating in mock board hearings, such as code enforcement, land use and zoning hearings at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. workshops.Mayor Jacobs will be joined by the following community leaders during the Conference: Orange County Supervisor of Elections Bill Cowles Chairman of the Orange County School Board Bill Sublette Superintendent of Orange County Public Schools Dr. Barbara Jenkins Valencia College President Dr. Sandy Shugart Valencia College West Campus President Dr. Falecia Williams Orange County Government strives to serve its citizens and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world famous theme parks, the nation’s second largest convention center, and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners including the Mayor who is elected countywide. For more information please visit www.OCFL.net or go to the Orange County Facebook and Twitter pages. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom TAGSMayor Teresa JacobsOrange CountyYouth Leadership Conference Previous articleOlympic-sized swimming facility goes to the back burnerNext article‘Chick Days’ leads to fresh eggs, unexpected benefits Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 last_img read more

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The living cathedral

first_img Inspiration  By Charles TowneI stood and stared in awe as I looked up in great wonderment.I was just a little boy when my father took me to the cathedral that first time. Over my head, massive timbers reached out from the apex in all directions.  The central pillar, a grand and ancient monolithic support to the whole, and the whole made no less impressive by the fact that truly this was a temple, “made without hands” for the cathedral was no man-made edifice but a living thing.What I was looking at, what held my attention, my fascination was, in fact, an oak tree.But what an oak it was.At the very base, where the giant’s feet were anchored to the earth it was fully ten feet thick. Its trunk soared unbroken by branch or twig for a good twenty feet into the air and there the branches began, gracefully reaching out, extending their fingers of branchettes in welcome to whatever birds may choose to build their nests therein.Higher still the oak grew, and lifting his head he exalted over his domain, spreading his arms in welcome to all.Many years before my first visit, after having stood for how many hundreds of years, the magnificent oak was struck by lightning.That fiery bolt of pure energy exploded the upper portion of the giant sending that ruined portion plummeting to the forest floor.What remained was a jagged snag, a remnant still rising above its neighbors, and made perhaps even more impressive by the fact that it had not only survived that deadly stroke from Thor’s hammer but thrived in its survival.The forest wind continued to sing its song among the oak’s branches.A pair of bald eagles built their nest in the crippled giant’s hair, and they were lulled to sleep each night for years of nights by the whispered song of the wind in the tree’s uppermost branches.The passenger pigeons came each year and roosted by the thousands, at times completely enshrouding the tree in a feathery mantle, and then each sunrise that mantle would be lifted as the birds went out to forage.Over the years the tree suffered a malignancy which ate away at the very core of its being. The resulting cavity served as home for a pair of raccoons and there the female gave birth to her first litter.That first pair of eagles lived, grew old and died and another pair adopted the nest as their own.The passenger pigeons came in quantities beyond numbering, and generations of raccoon pups began their lives deep in the heart of the ancient monolith.An Indian, sensing that his time was near chose a spot beneath the oak to end his days. There he sat at the base of the oak, sang his death song, and went to sleep.  His bones moldered, and were chewed upon by rodents, and scattered by the fox and the coyote until those bones sank into the forest floor to contribute their minerals to the already rich soil.Other men came.They did not contribute.They came with guns and they slaughtered the innumerable passenger pigeons until those same birds that were beyond numbering were no more.Men saw the eagle’s nest, and with cruel design they drove spikes into the skin of the old oak and then, step by step they ascended where no man had been before.Those men took the eagles fertile eggs and drained them, and the useless, dead eggs were added to a collection of other useless, dead eggs.The eagles abandoned the desecrated nest.The pigeons were no more.The eagles nest was adopted by a pair of great horned owls.More years passed.I came on the first of many pilgrimages.I saw the remains of those spikes that the first raiders had placed there, more a row of scar-like weal’s, with only a few showing age rusted metal, the rest completely covered by the persistent growth of the old oak.Then lightning struck one more final, devastating blow and the tree was split asunder.  That massive first branch, amputated, dropped to the forest floor with a roar only heard by the wild creatures that roam that place.The raccoon’s den exposed; the tree ruined, “oh how the mighty have fallen.”Over the ensuing years, a smattering of presumptuous upstarts attempted to extend their shadows a bit more hoping they could stand in the patriarch’s place, but they were dismayed to find that they could not assume a stature even large enough to keep them safe from the first browsing deer that happened by.I went back, and there I was pleased and mightily encouraged, for out of the very center of the mound that is all that remains of the old oak tree is a perfect young oak approximately twenty feet tall.  It is strong in trunk, truly a prince among oaks. Reply Oh my dear NH, as the winds of life blow through and around you, you do not break, but bless. Your presence invariably is like a breath of fresh air, you are a smile from God. Thank you so very much for being the “you” that our creator intends you to be with your music and the blessing that is you. I thank God for you dear friend, Chaz charles towne January 30, 2019 at 9:30 pm Reply Dear CSG, You remind me of our oak tree. You are so willing to give, not really asking or expecting anything in return. The storms of life invariably pummel and blast you, and yet, unlike so many around us, you stay strong and straight. By your constancy the world is a better place. This then is God’s purpose and intent for each of His children. Bless you dear friend. Chaz Kristin charles towne January 30, 2019 at 8:44 pm January 28, 2019 at 3:21 pm And so the circle of life continues….Powerful article, Charles! Thanks for sharing. NH January 27, 2019 at 8:22 am Richard charles towne January 28, 2019 at 9:08 pm Judith my dear, I compliment you on your incredibubble astuteness! In all seriousness your kind words mean more to me than you can imagine. Without trying I want to stimulate the senses, to help my fellow travelers imagine more, feel more, see more, hear more, taste more, realize more, than they ever have before. In reality, how many senses do we really have? What if there are God given senses that we have never known? If you can think of more please share. Blessings on you and all of yours my sister. Love you muchly. Chaz Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Reply charles towne Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Reply January 27, 2019 at 9:30 pm Herbert Weissman January 27, 2019 at 9:03 am Jorge, it is the absolute truth! It seems the most intense encounters I have experienced with divinity have invariably been in what the world calls “the wild places” and rightfully so. In the Chronicles of Narnia Lucy is told by Mrs. beaver that Aslan Dangerous, But, “He is Good!” When we stand in the presence of absolute power, which God is, we are humbled, not by the danger so much as by His love and grace. What a blessing you experienced in that time and place, and through the gift of memory you experience it still. Bless you my friend, Chaz Herb, I will never forget the first time I ever encountered one of the large cats up close and personal. Looking back I now realize the truth of that old saying, “The Good Lord surely does take care of old men, children and fools!” I wasn’t an old man, or a child so I will leave it for you to decide just what category I would fall under. And yes, Papa God is still caring for me! Chaz Well Chuck, once again you tell a magnificent tale, sometimes I read your stories and am saddened because I was raised a city boy! I remember as a young child, the streets in our neighborhood were lined with tall, statley elm trees and the streets were shaded and cool and then one day the city trucks came and cut them all down because of something called dutch elm disease. Later in life I went to school in California and I had occasion to see the redwoods so I do understand the majesty of a tree! Also I had occasion to walk through Pacific Grove California and see trees that looked as if they did not have a single square inch of free space on them but they were not filled with leaves but rather butterflys! Thousands and thousands on one tree and not any on a tree 3 feet away! The city designated them as butterfly trees and each and every year the same trees would be filled! Our God provides for all His creation and we should make every effort to be aware of that and respect it! January 27, 2019 at 9:32 am You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Jorge Reply Reply Reply Your writing is beautiful, creates wonderful mind images. I can see, feel, and hear what you describe. Thank you for being a blessing. January 27, 2019 at 7:31 pm Reply Reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter January 28, 2019 at 1:39 pm Judith Hankes charles towne Reply charles towne Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Dear Kristin, how are you doing my friend? I am pleased that the article impacted you in a positive way. The photo of the two lions, (I am the one without a lot of hair) has always meant a lot to me. He was a big lovable boob, just like me. You take care ya hear. God bless you and keep you safe always. Chaz Love the story and the prayer. Thank you. I also love your new picture with the lion. So beautiful. My cathedral was a giant Red Wood. I skipped many chapel and church services because that chapel spoke to me more profoundly. Oh Charlie, I loved this one. Your picture was also worth a thousand words. Reply January 27, 2019 at 7:48 am Reply Reply Reply Please enter your comment! January 28, 2019 at 8:28 pm TAGSCharles TowneInspiration Previous article3 ways to be smart on social mediaNext articleHow will generations that didn’t experience the Holocaust remember it? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AN OUTDOORSMAN’S PRAYER     “For they will be called trees of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of His splendor.” –Isaiah 61:3Oh holy God, help me to grow to the stature of character and grace you intend for me. Bless me with the gift of hospitality, that, like the ancient oak, I can be a haven of refuge and friendship to those that need it.  Help me to grow and thrive in spite of the adversity that life throws at me.  Help me to always give all honor and praise to you, knowing that on my own, I cannot stand.  I praise you oh holy God, I praise you and exalt you above all else. In Jesus’ Holy, mighty, and beautiful name I ask it, Amen. Charles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adopted the philosophy that to Live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy-filled life. 14 COMMENTS Oh, how beautiful!! What a wonderful place that your father took you to and shared with you.That giant oak tree reminded me of some people we come across in life…strong, quiet and always giving to others whenever they can. So many animals were helped and yet the tree did nothing but grow. It blessed others by just being the best it could be, while withstanding the ravages of life.In the end, when it finally died and was no more, it continued to live through others that it gave a start to. I hope in some way, my life will be like that old oak tree…stillhelping, encouraging and giving, even when I am no longer here.Beautiful story, Chuck!Thank you for sharing it! Richard my friend, I envy you the butterfly trees, what a sight? What glory! i don’t imagine there are any American elms left due to the Dutch elm disease. Papa God made this world to be a wondrous delite. You have been blessed with sights I have only dreamed of, what a joy. We can only dream of what heaven and the earth made new will be like. WOW! I am blessed by your comment as usual. Blessings on you my friend, Chaz charles towne LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear January 27, 2019 at 2:12 am January 27, 2019 at 8:39 am CSGlast_img read more

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New shopping portal gives to charity and shoppers

first_img Howard Lake | 21 August 2006 | News The idea of shopping online and donating to charity is not new, but Cassidy said the USP for the site is the fact that it offers something to shoppers as well as charities. The ‘stickiness’ we offer for people to come back to the site is that they get cashback for themselves, she said. Otherwise there is no incentive for that person to shop with us.Shoppers or ‘members’ can nominate a charity or good cause of their choice (they do not have to be registered charities), or charities are free to nominate themselves to be included in the site’s directory. Those already listed include Age Concern, Barnardo’s Refuge, RSPB and Shakespeare’s Globe. 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. A new shopping portal promises to give cash back to shoppers as well as raise money for charity.UShopUCare gives cashback of up to 25 per cent to shoppers from the commission it receives from retailers. At the same time it donates a percentage of this to charities chosen by shoppers. The site works on a membership basis and Nicola Cassidy, one of the two founding partners, said there are 500 plus retailers signed up so far, including high street names like Laura Ashley, Boots, Blockbuster, Mothercare, Boden and Cotton Traders. Advertisement  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img New shopping portal gives to charity and shoppers Tagged with: Digital AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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AddRan announces new dean

first_img Previous articleMen’s tennis sweeps No. 10 NC StateNext articleMen’s tennis finishes 2-1 at ITA Indoor Nationals Alexandra Preusser RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution ReddIt ReddIt Drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination site to open Saturday outside of Amon G. Carter Stadium Alexandra Preusserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-preusser/ Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Alexandra Preusser is a sophomore journalism major and business minor from Wilmington, North Carolina. She has worked with TCU360 as a sports journalist. She is also an intern with the TCU Athletics Communications Department. Linkedin Cap and gown shipments delayed, off-color versions handed out for 2020, 2021 graduates + posts Alexandra Preusserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-preusser/ Linkedincenter_img TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history printAfter a nine-month search, TCU found the new dean of the AddRan College of Liberal Arts less than 20 miles from campus. Dr. Sonja Stephenson Watson, the associate dean of Academic Affairs for the College of Liberal Arts and associate professor of Spanish at the University of Texas at Arlington, is expected to begin her new role in the summer.Dr. Watson’s new headshot. Photo courtesy TCU. “I believe her leadership and proven ability to collaborate across many schools and advance programs will be an asset to the university and strengthen us as we work together to achieve our Vision in Action: Lead On strategic goals,” Dr. Teresa Abi-Nader Dahlberg, the provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, said in a statement to the university. Watson will replace Dr. Andrew Schoolmaster, who will retire after more than 12 years as dean. “As we turn over a new leaf, we’re excited about the future and the opportunities that lie ahead to grow and strengthen the college’s position as the beating heart of TCU,” Dr. Kara Dixon Vuic, the chair of the search committee, said. “AddRan has led the way on new initiatives and has helped to chart a path forward.”Read Here: AddRan dean focuses on providing ‘top-notch’ education this semesterAs dean, Watson will work on promoting diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) on campus, strengthen AddRan’s reputation and promote the “teacher-scholar model.”AddRan is the largest college on campus with about 1,400 students, 200 faculty members, 11 disciplines and 38 languages. Watson is recognized as a leader promoting diversity and inclusion at UTA and enhanced the outreach of the women’s and gender studies program. “I am extremely excited to serve as the next dean of the AddRan College of Liberal Arts,” Watson said in a statement to the university. “AddRan has a strong academic history and reputation, which is commensurate with its stellar faculty, students, and alumni. I am eager to begin advancing the school’s mission by articulating the value of the liberal arts, enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion, and bolstering AddRan’s academic profile.”As the associate dean at UTA, Watson developed transfer pathways for community college students and veterans.Watson will begin her new role at TCU after the conclusion of the spring semester — May 29. Facebook Director of baseball operations shares her journey into sports Twitter Alexandra Preusserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-preusser/ Facebook Alexandra Preusserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-preusser/ Twitter TCU Gives Day raises money for scholarships and department funds Alexandra Preusser last_img read more

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13 total confirmed cases of Coronavirus in UK

first_img FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Twitter Previous articleTyrone comfortably beaten in Galway- FT Report & ReactionNext articleCockhill Celtic join Letterkenny Rovers at the top after win over Finn Harps Reserves News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter Facebook Pinterest Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Four people who were evacuated from a coronavirus-hit cruise ship in Japan have tested positive for coronavirus.Two people who were on the repatriation flight to the UK were Irish citizens – however it’s unclear as to whether they have contracted the illness.It brings the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the UK to 13.Sam McConkey is a professor in RCSI in international health – he says Ireland remains prepared for a potential outbreak:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Virus-6-.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img 13 total confirmed cases of Coronavirus in UK WhatsApp By News Highland – February 23, 2020 Google+ WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterestlast_img read more

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