European football governing body UEFA has launched

first_imgEuropean football governing body UEFA has launched its new OTT streaming platform.UEFA TV, which the organisation claims is the first of its kind, will offer original programming based on 60 years of European football archive. It will also become the home of youth, women’s and futsal UEFA competitions by offering them a wide live coverage in relevant markets. The platform will also offer a wide range of behind the scene content, interviews and a wide range of additional content. UEFA TV will be free-to-view following registration, and will offer live UEFA competition matches when there is no rights-holder in the territory where they are living.UEFA says that UEFA TV is a complementary service to existing TV channels rather than a competing one. The body suggests that the platform could be used by UEFA’s 55 federations to increase their global reach and visibility.UEFA president Aleksander Čeferin said: “The digital landscape is evolving and we need to be in a position where we can anticipate and respond to these changes. UEFA is an innovative organisation and by introducing this platform, we will be making football and our competitions more accessible to supporters around the world. The German Bundesliga will be the first national league represented on the platform. UEFA and the Deutsche Fußball Liga (DFL) have entered into a partnership that provides for a separate channel on the streaming platform with videos from the Bundesliga in addition to European competitions. This service will be available from the unspecified launch, and will include Monday highlights of weekend matches and shows such as the “Bundesliga Special”, aligned especially to the interests of international fans.Čeferin continued: “Our partnership with the Bundesliga is yet another example of the unity of European football and clearly demonstrates our desire to address future opportunities together for the promotion of our sport.”“Media use is changing constantly,” said DFL CEO Christian Seifert. “UEFA’s new streaming service is a very timely step to reach football fans around the world, especially younger target groups.”“The DFL has consistently backed and initiated technological and media innovations ever since it was founded. “We are therefore delighted to be the first national league partner in this project, which will allow us to get even more people around the world excited about the Bundesliga in the future.”The Bundesliga content on UEFA.tv will be available in major European markets such as the UK, Italy, Poland, Russia, Spain and Turkey as well as the Middle East and Africa from the start.last_img read more

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first_imgShareTweet SDLP Waterside councillor Sinead McLaughlinSDLP Councillor Sinead McLaughlin has said the findings of new research which show that one in three unpaid carers in Northern Ireland experience constant loneliness demand a response from political leaders.She said: “The findings of this research commissioned by Carers UK are shocking. “The North of Ireland has the highest rate of unpaid adult carers, standing at more than 270,000 and of those, one in three describes feeling constant loneliness.“We know that loneliness and isolation can have a debilitating effect on people and contributes to longer term mental health challenges. “This feeling that carers can’t get out of their homes or can’t create time for themselves can be totally overwhelming. They need our support.“There are certainly statutory interventions that could be made, for example providing additional carers leave for those looking after a loved one. “But loneliness is a broader problem, that’s why the SDLP has been working with the voluntary and community sector to gather evidence, understand the causes of loneliness and take action to end this epidemic.“During carers week, and far beyond, we should be mindful of the strains caring can place on our friends and family members. “Take time out to ask people how they are, if they’re coping and how you can help.”McLaughlin: Action needed to address carers loneliness was last modified: June 11th, 2019 by John2John2 Tags: Councillor SDLPMcLaughlin: Action needed to address carers lonelinessSINEAD MCLAUGHLINlast_img read more

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first_imgMs McKee interviewed Mr Bradford’s friends, colleagues and acquaintances, as well as a number of other sources – and claims the MP’s killing might have been stopped by intelligence services.Ms McKee’s sister Nichola McKee Corner said she was proud to see the book about to be published.“Lyra put years into this project,” she said.“It is so sad that she never got to hold the final copy of Angels With Blue Faces in her hand,” she said.“I am just so proud of you now as I was of you every day of your life.”In January 2018, Ms McKee struck a deal with publishers Excalibur Press to publish the book and its owner, Tina Calder said she was “proud” they were now in a position to release the book as part of Ms McKee’s legacy.“It is with great sadness but immense honour that we are now able to reveal the cover of Angels With Blue Faces,” she said.“Just a short time before her death, Lyra had approved her cover and sent the final changes for her book, she should have been holding it in her hand at the end of April.”Ms McKee’s death sparked huge outrage at the lack of an operating government in Stormont, and powersharing talks to break the Stormont impasse restarted just weeks after her death.Book by murdered journalist Lyra McKee to go on pre-sale was last modified: June 13th, 2019 by John2John2 Tags: The PSNI are investigating the circumstances around Ms McKee’s death and no-one has been charged with her murder.The book, Angels With Blue Faces, is a five-year investigation into the IRA killing of MP Robert Bradford in 1981, and will be released at the end of June.The book is now available on pre-release from Belfast-based publishers Excalibur Press.Mr Bradford’s death and that of 29-year-old Ken Campbell have been the subject of speculation and conspiracy theories surrounding allegations that the MP was about to expose details of abuse at a children’s home. ShareTweet Journalist Lyra McKee shot dead in Derry in April by New IRA terroristsA BOOK written by murdered journalist Lyra McKee will go on pre-sale this month.Ms McKee was shot by dissident republicans on April 18 during unrest in the Creggan area of Londonderry. Angels With Blue FacesApril 18Book by murdered journalist Lyra McKee to go on pre-saleDerryExcalibur PressNEW IRARobert Bradford MP<last_img read more

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first_imgShareTweet ATO examined the suspicious object and declared it an elaborate hoax at around 10 pm.Moss Road was cordoned off by police during the alert but has since reopened.Hoax device sparks security alert in Derry was last modified: July 13th, 2019 by John2John2 Tags: ATODerrygalliaghHoax device sparks security alert in DerryMOSS ROADPSNISt Mary’s Primary Schoolcenter_img POLICE say a security alert in Derry was a hoax.Army Technical Officers were called after a suspicious device was found in Moss Road on Friday night.The item was found at a bus shelter near St Paul’s Primary School in Galliagh.last_img read more

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first_imgBy Dan Steinhart, Casey ResearchThe US has too much debt. This is no longer a controversial statement. Some may believe other problems are more urgent, or that we need to grow our way out rather than slash spending. But even the most spendthrift pundits acknowledge that the debt-to-GDP ratio of the US must decrease if we are to have a stable, prosperous economy.The private sector has reacted to this over-indebted reality as you would expect: by deleveraging. Since 2008, households and businesses have extinguished of 67% of their debt when measured against GDP. Some paid debt down purposefully, and others defaulted. For our purposes, it doesn’t matter how the debt went away. Only that it did.Meanwhile, the government has done the exact opposite. It has upped its own borrowing by 52% of GDP since 2008.As a result of these countervailing forces, the aggregate debt-to-GDP ratio has declined only slightly since 2008. Had the government not stepped in, the US economy would be well on its way to a sustainable debt path. Instead, it has shed a paltry 15% of GDP. In other words, government borrowing largely offset private deleveraging.(Click on image to enlarge)Why, in a country in that so desperately needs deleveraging, would the government do such a thing?The typical response is that such a quick and drastic drop in debt would have flung the US into a depression. That’s probably true, as far as it goes. There’s no denying that debt growth correlates strongly with GDP.But it’s only half the story. And the other half is more important.Filling the debt gap with just any borrowing doesn’t cut it. In order for debt to aid in economic growth, it needs to be productive. Borrowing for the sake of borrowing is worse than ineffective – it’s destructive. Debt itself is neither good nor bad. It depends on what the borrower uses the money for.Consider a businessman who borrows money to invest in a new project. If his endeavor is successful, it generates enough income to service the debt and return a profit. His income rises more than his debt. Viewed from a macro perspective, GDP rises faster than debt, and so the debt-to-GDP ratio declines. Paradoxically, he actually reduced the debt-to-GDP ratio by taking on debt. This is good debt.Then there’s unproductive debt, which is bad. And in times of over-indebtedness, it’s really bad. Think your neighbor buying a TV on credit. He now has more debt with no additional income. He has added to debt, but not productivity. This is bad debt.The government is the undisputed champion of creating bad debt. Borrowing to spend on weapons, relics (the post office), and losers (Solyndra) does not produce wealth. Even if you argue that some of these expenditures are necessary, they are certainly not productive, in the sense that they add only to the debt side of the ledger without even the prospect of producing income.That’s the fatal flaw of the government stepping in to fill the borrowing gap. Government debt is dead weight. It is a detriment without a corresponding benefit. And even worse, it crowds out private investment, accomplishing the exact opposite of its alleged goal of spurring growth.The borrowing gap should be filled either with productive debt or not at all. Private businesses are indeed beginning to grow credit, albeit very slowly. That’s a good sign, especially for equities – a factor that is shifting the balance between stocks and bonds that investors should have in their portfolios, and just one of the factors covered in our recent free investor bulletin on striking the right balance in your portfolio. But glance up at the chart one more time. Government borrowing has metastasized to the point that it consumes a third of all debt in the US, leaving private borrowing precious little room to grow.All debt is not created equal. If the debt doesn’t produce growth, it’s a waste at best, and a destruction of wealth at worst.last_img read more

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first_imgReported by WVUA 23 Reporter Olivia DanceWritten by WVUA 23 Digital Reporter David Williams IIITo promote an alcohol-free lifestyle on its campus, the University of Alabama’s University Programs hosted a life-sized game night for students.The event was part of University Programs‘ Tide After Dark, which hosts similar events on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays on Alabama’s campus. The events are held to help keep students out of trouble and promote having fun on campus without alcohol consumption.“It’s part of our alcohol-free alternative initiative,” University Programs Events Coordinator Shemaiah Kenon said. “So basically, we create our Tide After Dark series to help combat the alcoholic related offenses on campus and we’ve yielded that significantly so we’re just trying to make our mark and impact our campus as positively as possible.”Hosted in the Ferguson Center, the game night had classic board games and life-size versions of these games for students to enjoy. The games ranged from Connect Four, Operation, Uno, chess and many others.University Programs on the Capstone campus hosted a game night tonight in the Ferguson Center for all students to attend but this event was different than your typical game night. The life-size version of the games gave students a more interactive experience with games they grew up playing and was a comfortable environment for students to make friends.“I’m playing some games with my friends,” Alabama student Trokelle Innis said. “I’m excited for Operation because I like that on a small scale, so it’s like life-size, so I am excited to play that.”For more information on the upcoming Tide After Dark and university program events, you can visit the UA events calendar at ua.edu/events.last_img read more

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UEFA officially added Gibraltar to Greeces FIFA W

first_imgUEFA officially added Gibraltar to Greece’s FIFA World Cup Qualifying Group and Greece will kick of qualifying against FIFA’ newest member. The first game is scheduled for September 6th, in Gibraltar, and will take the place of Greece’s friendly against Russia scheduled for the same date.Gibraltar and Kosovo were both added to FIFA World Cup Qualifying after UEFA’ meeting last week. The two teams were added to Groups H and I, since both groups only had 5 teams as compared to the other 7 groups which consist of 6 teams. The two teams were placed, rather than drawn, to each group due to political concerns. Both Greece and Cyprus do not recognize Kosovo as a state and UEFA feared fan violence if Bosnia (also in group H) played Kosovo. For those reasons, Kosovo was placed in Group I and Gibraltar was placed in Group H.Gibraltar will take part in World Cup Qualifying for the first time in their history. Gibraltar has been a member of UEFA since 2013 and competed for the first time in an international competition during UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifying. They finished qualifying with 10 losses from 10 games, while scoring 2 goals and conceding 56. Greece will now start qualifying a month earlier and will play away to Gibraltar on September 6th. Additionally, Greece will play their final qualification match at home to Gibraltar on October 10th, 2017. The new schedule of Group H can be found here.Source: www.agonasport.comTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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When 35yearold Nicole Arteaga walked into a Walg

first_imgWhen 35-year-old Nicole Arteaga walked into a Walgreens in Peoria, Ariz., last Wednesday, she was nine weeks pregnant. But, she says, her doctor had told her that her baby’s development had stopped. She wrote in a detailed Facebook post that her doctor said she “ultimately [would] have a miscarriage.”Arteaga says the doctor gave her two options: a surgical procedure or a prescription medication, misoprostol. Misoprostol is approved by the Food and Drug Administration for what is called a medical abortion.Misoprostol, according to PubMed, prevents stomach ulcers and can cause miscarriages.Arteaga opted for the medication. But she says that when she went to pick up the pills, the pharmacist refused to give them to her, citing his own ethical reasons.Arizona is one of six states that allow pharmacies or pharmacists to refuse to fill prescriptions on religious or moral grounds, according to the National Women’s Law Center.Arteaga wrote in her post, which has been shared more than 36,000 times: “If you have gone thru a miscarriage you know the pain and emotional roller it can be. I left Walgreens in tears, ashamed and feeling humiliated by a man who knows nothing of my struggles but feels it is his right to deny medication prescribed to me by my doctor.”After she was denied service at the pharmacy, she says, she received an email notification saying her prescription was ready for pickup at another location across town. She was able to get the drug there.Walgreens did not immediately respond to phone calls from NPR, but in a statement posted on its website on Monday, the company announced that it was looking into the incident and that its representatives had reached out to Arteaga.Walgreens pharmacists are allowed to “step away from filling a prescription for which they have a moral objection,” according to the statement, and in this situation, the pharmacist was “required to refer the prescription to another pharmacist or manager on duty to meet the patient’s needs in a timely manner.”The Arizona State Board of Pharmacy announced Monday that it plans to investigate what happened in Arteaga’s case. The AP reports that the board wants to look into whether the Walgreens pharmacist actually followed the Arizona law:”Arizona is one of multiple states with a ‘conscience clause’ law that allows health care providers to refrain from assisting in abortion, abortion medication or emergency contraception. The law says medical professionals like pharmacists must state their objection in writing.”Kam Gandhi, the executive director of the Arizona State Board of Pharmacy, told the AP that the state’s “conscience clause” law needs to be clarified. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

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first_imgMany healthy Americans take a baby aspirin every day to reduce their risk of having a heart attack, getting cancer and even possibly dementia. But is itreally a good idea?Results released Sunday from a major study of low-dose aspirin contain a disappointing answer for older, otherwise healthy people.”We found there was no discernible benefit of aspirin on prolonging independent, healthy life for the elderly,” says Anne Murray, a geriatrician and epidemiologist at Hennepin Healthcare in Minneapolis, who helped lead the study.The study involved more than 19,000 people ages 65 and older in the United States and Australia. The results were published in three papers in the New England Journal of Medicine.There is still strong evidence that a daily baby aspirin can reduce the risk that many people who have already suffered a heart attack or stroke will suffer another attack.And there is some evidence that daily low-dose aspirin may help people younger than 70 who have at least a 10 percent risk of having a heart attack avoid a heart attack or stroke, according to the latest recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.But for older, healthy people, “the risks outweigh the benefits for taking low-dose aspirin,” Murray says.The primary risk is bleeding. The study confirmed that a daily baby aspirin increases the risk for serious, potentially life-threatening bleeding.Surprisingly, those who took daily aspirin also appeared to be more likely to die overall, apparently from an increased risk of succumbing to cancer. That was especially unexpected given previous evidence that aspirin might reduce the risk for colorectal cancer.The researchers stressed, however, that the cancer finding might have been a fluke. There’s also a possibility that any colorectal cancer benefit wasn’t seen because the subjects had only been followed for about five years.Regardless, the findings raise serious questions as to whether otherwise healthy older people should routinely take low-dose aspirin.”A lot of people read, ‘Well, aspirin is good for people who have heart problems. Maybe I should take it, even if they haven’t really had a heart attack,’ ” Murray says. But “for a long time there’s been a need to establish appropriate criteria for when healthy people — elderly people — need aspirin.”That’s why the researchers launched their study, called ASPREE, in 2010. It involved 19,114 older people, with 16,703 in Australia and 2,411 in the United States. The U.S. portion included white volunteers ages 70 and older, and African-Americans and Hispanics subjects ages 65 and older.Participants took either 100 milligrams of aspirin every day or a placebo. People in the study were followed for an average of 4.7 years.”We were hoping that an inexpensive, very accessible medication might be something that we could recommend to elderly to maintain their independence but also decrease their risk of cardiovascular disease,” Murray says.But based on the findings, Dr. Evan Hadley of the National Institute on Aging, which helped fund the study, says any elderly people taking aspirin or thinking about it should think twice.”This gives pause and a reason for older people and their physician to think carefully about the decision whether to take low-dose aspirin regularly or not,” Hadley says. “And in many cases the right answer may be: Not.” Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

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first_imgIn the U.S., girls and boys are both big smartphone users.That’s not necessarily the case in the developing world, says a new report released this month by the nonprofit organization Girl Effect.The “Real Girls, Real Lives, Connected” report surveyed more than 3,000 teenage girls and boys in 25 countries, with a focus on developing nations, including Nigeria, Bangladesh, India and Rwanda, through online questionnaires and in-person interviews.The report found that for every 15 boys who own a phone, only 10 girls do; the difference is 18 vs. 10 for smartphone ownership.In many parts of the world, parental restrictions and social norms, rather than cost or access, may be responsible for the disparity.In Bangladesh, a 15-year-old girl told researchers: “People say that the girl who touches the phone is a bad girl.” In Malawi, another teen girl noted: “If her parents find her with a mobile they would think she is a prostitute.”The research was funded by the Vodafone Foundation, the charitable arm of international service provider Vodafone, but the company did not interfere with the research, says Zoe Dibb, one of the lead authors.For Dibb, the key finding was that “even though girls are less likely to have phones than boys, they have more access to mobiles phones than we thought,” she says. “Even if they don’t have a phone of their own, they may share one with a parent or sibling.”And even if their parents don’t allow them to use phones, tenacious teen girls around the world devise workarounds.For example, 15-year-old Riya in the northeastern state of Bihar, India — one of the girls interviewed for the report — confessed to secretly using her neighbor’s phone in defiance of her parents. “I use the phone to check my Gmail, Instagram, WhatsApp and look for new dish recipes. Sometimes, we also look up new henna designs on YouTube,” she told researchers. Although Riya’s parents allowed her 13-year-old brother to use a phone, they worried that social media will expose her to harassment or “bad influences.”For girls who are caught illicitly using a phone, the consequences can be harsh: Girls reported scoldings and beatings. Some girls responded that parents threatened to pull them out of school.Because girls often have limited access or face stigmas for using a phone, the report found that girls were less likely to understand how to protect themselves from online harassment and Internet scams.These new findings echo previous research on girls and phone use, says Gina Porter, a professor of anthropology at Durham University in the U.K. who didn’t contribute to the recent report but has been researching mobile phone use in sub-Saharan Africa for the past decade.In her own studies, Porter found that attempts to deny girls access to phones are not only futile but can cause damage. In parts of South Africa, Porter’s research found that it wasn’t uncommon for men to offer phones to young women in exchange for a sexual relationship and promise access to phones in order to sexually coerce girls.The Girl Effect report recommends that schools around the world include digital safety lessons in their curriculum, including information on how to block callers and online harassers. These lessons also “need to ensure that boys and men are accountable for their actions when using phones to interact with girls,” the report says. Girl Effect also suggests that nonprofit organizations and government bodies work with teachers and parents to destigmatize phone use so that girls can openly access phones, and adults can better control and supervise their use.Porter agrees with the approach. “Phones have made a massive difference in young people’s lives,” she says. It’s common for young people in parts of rural South Africa, for example, to use their phones to ask for and receive school fees from wealthier relatives who live in cities.”Earlier, a student wondering why her uncle hasn’t paid [school] fees would have to travel all the way to the city to find him, get the money and physically carry it back — and that journey can be not only expensive but also dangerous,” Porter says. She’s also seen girls and boys use phones to set up and manage small businesses or seek and secure job opportunities in other cities.And there’s a greater benefit to be had. Through phones, a 19-year-old Indian girl told the researchers, “We can connect globally …. We can know about things that are unknown to us.”Maanvi Singh is a freelance writer and a regular contributor to NPR. Contact her @maanvisings Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

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first_imgRendering of the Cobalt project.Last updated on May 15th, 2019 at 04:52 pmMilwaukee-based Colbalt Partners LLC today unveiled its development plans for a West Allis site, currently owned by the school district, which include a 100-room hotel, retail space, office space and an education component.Cobalt Partners has an option to purchase four school district properties for the $87 million project that will result in the redevelopment of nearly 23 acres located on South 70th Street, north of West Madison Street and South 71st and West Washington streets.“High-density, amenity-rich redevelopment will redefine and reactivate the 70th Street corridor and catalyze the new, emerging brand for the City of West Allis in a bold and tangible way,” said Scott Yauck, president and CEO of Cobalt. Rendering of the Cobalt project. The $87 million project will begin next year. The Cobalt project will redevelop 23 acres Aerial of project site.The project will likely begin next year.The project includes 300,000 square feet of office space, 140,000 square feet of education/innovation, 52 row houses, 2,000 parking spaces and 18,000 square feet of retail.“The revitalization of this community is on the fast-track,” said John Stibal West Allis Director of Development. “The 70th St. Corridor is our corporate gateway to the interstate and the heart of the Milwaukee metropolitan area. Cobalt’s commitment will bring huge energy and catalytic opportunity to this key business district.”The West Allis community Development Authority will vote on a financing plan May 8 for the project. Phase one of the project will cost about $31 million. Cobalt has requested $5 million from the city.The developer has also asked First-Ring Industrial Redevelopment Enterprise Inc. for a $10 million allocation of New Market Tax Credits which will allow for about $2.3 million in low interest and interest-only loan payments for seven years.Phase two the Cobalt Partners project will include to new parking structures for which the developer has indicated there will be a request for an additional $10 million to $15 million in tax incremental financing.“This project is more evidence that developers are seeing the value of the West Allis community,” said Mayor Dan Devine. “With our convenient location between Milwaukee and Waukesha developers such as Cobalt realize what an ideal location for successful development West Allis offers.”Cobalt’s planned development is near Mandel Group’s The Market at Six Points project at the corner of West Greenfield Avenue and South 66th Street. That $60 million mixed-use project will include 177 apartments and 50,000 square feet of food-centered retail, anchored by an international market.In 2013, Cardinal Capital Management Inc., a housing development and management firm, built a 12,480-square-foot corporate headquarters office building at 901 S. 70 St. Get our email updatesBizTimes DailyManufacturing WeeklyNonprofit WeeklyReal Estate WeeklySaturday Top 10Wisconsin Morning Headlines Subscribelast_img read more

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first_imgAs a lawyer, it was natural for him to buy the series of Perry Mason legal cases. There was also the collection of Robert Ludlum books. Outside the home, I would devour the books of Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys, never mind if they’re fictional characters. For me, it was exciting to unravel mysterious cases like these young sleuths.From a bibliophile, I evolved to become a bookworm. I read books not because they are a popular collection but because of their content. I found myself reading deeply and not just enjoying books.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPalace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spikeTop of my mind is Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” a fictional tale that revolves around America’s wealthiest citizens who refuse to pay increasingly high taxes, reject government regulations and then disappear, shutting down vital industries. It evoked the imagery of what would happen if the mythological Atlas refused to continue to hold up the sky.At that time, the book awakened my intellect. Now, in the light of recent events in the world, I go beyond understanding but also reflect on how the world would be had God not continued to hold us up in His hands. In these times of need, tragedy and helplessness, the Word of God is the best lifeline. God will never let go of His care and love for us. And His Holy Book is His voice we must keep on hearing and His letter that we must continue reading.I must admit though that last year, I wasn’t really faithful in doing this. Thus, last New Year’s Eve, I told God I will endeavor to finish reading the Bible by end of this year. I started by reading 3 chapters a day from the first book of Genesis. Today I am reading the book of Hosea. I still have to go through the New Testament. Will I be able to accomplish my commitment to God? Not sure but I will surely do my best.My prayer: Lord, grant me the grace to read your Word effectively — not to focus much on finishing your Book but to immerse myself in what your Word wants to teach me to become the person you want me to be. Always remind me of your message in Joshua 1: 8: “Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.”Amen. The good things that are happening in my life have been the results of consulting the Bible for God’s will. Why then should I let go of reading this greatest Book in the world? Join me.Read Next Fake cop accosts real cops, is arrested in Pateros According to Wikipedia, the love of books is bibliophilia or bibliophilism. The person who loves books is a bibliophile. A bookworm is someone who loves books for their content, or who loves reading.I grew up a bibliophile. My late dad was one and so his collection of books, fiction and non-fiction were my favorite fare. I remember a complete set of The Book of Knowledge which was my loyal search engine then, long before Google and Yahoo made them obsolete.ADVERTISEMENT “The Diary of Anne Frank” is another book that I keep in my heart. It’s not imaginary as some people say. It is a true story of a 13-year-old Jewish girl who hid from the Nazi persecution of the Jews of Europe for two years from June 1942 to August 1944. During this period, Anne recorded her feelings, her emotions and her thoughts as well as the events that happened to her in a diary given to her by her father.MORE STORIESnewsinfoBatanes quake left P292 M infra damage – DPWHnewsinfoSuspected drug peddler killed in Albay bustnewsinfoFake cop accosts real cops, is arrested in PaterosMORE STORIESnewsinfoBatanes quake left P292 M infra damage – DPWHnewsinfoSuspected drug peddler killed in Albay bustnewsinfoFake cop accosts real cops, is arrested in PaterosAt that time, it was an interesting read to me. I have always loved true stories. Again, in the light of strife and calamities our country has been facing, the survivors may not have a diary to record their feelings, thoughts and trauma but media have documented their stories. Anne’s diary was found years later but today, the real life stories, tragic or otherwise is seen and heard immediately all over the world.Whether fictional novels like “Atlas Shrugged” or a factual story like “The Diary of Anne Frank,” books will always give a message to readers in all strata of life and in whatever era it will be. They’re like letters for everyone to read.God has his own letter for the world—the Holy Bible.Today, it is my daily fare. The bookworm in me has stopped reading the latest tomes on display in a bookstore’s shelf but I try not to miss this greatest letter of all times. I believe it is the best source of inspiration, wisdom and hope.ADVERTISEMENT BPI nets P13.74B in H1 MOST READ LATEST STORIES Angara: Investigate DOH’s ‘constipated’ medicine distribution system Lacson: I’m no turncoat, I speak my mind PLAY LIST 01:19Lacson: I’m no turncoat, I speak my mind01:14Giant teddy bear breaks Guinness World Records in Mexico02:06Isko Moreno to file charges vs negligent City Hall employees03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension SMC bags Bulacan airport project Fake cop accosts real cops, is arrested in Pateros Quake disturbs Itbayat, Batanes anew Tolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China deal Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Periscope has launched a new feature but only for

first_imgPeriscope has launched a new feature (but only for iOS for now) where broadcasts will play right in Twitter. Up until now, Periscope broadcasts just appeared as a boring link in Twitter. This new integration allows you to watch Periscope broadcast without leaving Twitter, wrote the company on its Medium blog.[Related: [WATCH] Tech Startups Were the Stars at CES 2016]Black Enterprise’s Social Media Manager, Sirita Wright, applauds the new feature. “I love this feature!” she says. “For business owners and personalities with a large Twitter following, you now have a natural integration with autoplay that makes it easier to blend the audiences, instead of having to build a new audience from scratch. Most people detest having to leave one platform to view content on another, and Twitter has found a way to add more content to their platform and grow their Periscope user-base at the same time.”When you tap the video in a tweet, it goes full-screen and shows all of the comments and floating hearts.There have been over 100 million broadcasts on Periscope since its launch in 2014. The then start-up was acquired by Twitter in 2015. The Periscope app has over 10 million accounts.There are plans to roll out the feature to Android and web Periscope users, but the blog post does not get more specific other than, “as soon as they’re ready.” be_ixf; php_sdk; php_sdk_1.4.18 https://www.blackenterprise.com/periscope-broadcasts-now-play-right-from-twitter/ https://www.blackenterprise.com/periscope-broadcasts-now-play-right-from-twitter/last_img read more

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Prepared by FFWPU Brazil Blessed Family Department

first_imgPrepared by FFWPU BrazilBlessed Family Department of Brazil & Latin America held the 6th Parents Matching Convocation at the church headquarters of Brazil on March 30-April 1, 2018.  The convocation was a great success with more than 100 participants (parents and leaders from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile and Paraguay).The purpose of this seminar was to help the parents:To understand clearly the Matching and Blessing Process.To have networking among blessed parents in order to have a closer bonding for possible matching of their children.To give a deeper education about the Value and Significance of the Blessing.Parents were so grateful that they could participate and receive a lot of internal and external guidance on how to properly guide their children to go through the matching and blessing process step by step.Lectures covered topics such as Sex Education, The Danger of Pornography, the True Family Movement Project, the Correct Attitude of Choosing a Partner based on the words of True Father, The Providential History and the Value of the Blessed Children, the Value and Significance of the Blessing, The Proper Education of our Children, The Formula Course, True Love versus False Love and the Matching and the Blessing Process.Reflections    Many of the participants reported that the lectures had a great impact on them.  They realized how valuable and important it is to have a deep and clear understanding of the Matching and Blessing Process in order to properly guide their children for a victorious matching and blessing in the future.The seminar gave so much hope and inspiration to parents and revived their faith and determination.  They could be happier, contented and inspired, contributing to a better relationship and harmony in the family.last_img read more

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These Are the Cheapest Homes in Chelsea

first_img Print By Madeline Bilis· These Are the Cheapest Homes in Chelsea Take your pick from these beautiful lofts. 157 Winnisimmet Street / Photo courtesy of ERA Russell Realty GroupYour hunt for a stylish (yet affordable) loft is over. A new list of the cheapest homes for sale in Chelsea proves there are greener pastures—and no shortages of exposed brick—over the Tobin.Real estate analytics firm NeighborhoodX examined properties in Chelsea to identify the ten most affordable homes for sale. The result is a list that ranges from airy one-bedroom lofts to more traditional two- and three-bedroom condos and single-family homes.Among the most affordable properties on the market in Chelsea, a tiny two-bedroom on Crescent Avenue turned up as the least expensive of all. At $199,900, the place offers just 689 square feet plus a parking space. At the opposite end of the list is a striking corner unit in the Spencer Lofts. The brick-and-beam home at 60 Dudley Street is priced at $389,000 and asks $346 per square foot.“Properties like 60 Dudley St. and 157 Winnisimmet St. evoke a tremendous sense of place,” says Constantine Valhouli, cofounder of NeighborhoodX. “These are the kind of conversions that have respected historic details and which will be catalysts for showcasing the architectural heritage that will draw more residents to Chelsea.”Overall, the homes range from $221 to $481 per square foot. For comparison, Chelsea’s higher-end prices on the list are just a little more than the average prices in neighborhoods like Brighton and Jamaica Plain, which averaged at $451 per square foot in February.Thinking of venturing into the uncharted waters of the Blue Line? Take your pick from the list below. Sign up for Home & Property newsletters. Design, real estate, and pretty things for living.*center_img 3/17/2017, 12:00 p.m. 000 Sign up for our weekly home and property newsletter, featuring homes for sale, neighborhood happenings, and more. last_img read more

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Oh Hey the Celtics Are in First Place in the Eastern Conference

first_img Sign up for Boston Daily. News. Commentary. Every day.* Print Oh Hey, the Celtics Are in First Place in the Eastern Conference Just in time for a Cavs collapse. 000 3/28/2017, 9:36 a.m. center_img Get a compelling long read and must-have lifestyle tips in your inbox every Sunday morning — great with coffee! By Kyle Scott Clauss· Photo via APFor the first time under head coach Brad Stevens, the Celtics are in sole possession of the first place in the Eastern Conference, with just eight games left in the regular season.The last time the Celtics led the East? That would be the 2007-08 season, when the Big Three hoisted Banner 17, according to Elias Sports Bureau. With the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 103-74 loss to the San Antonio Spurs Monday night, in which LeBron James crumpled to the ground after being struck in the back of the neck by an errant elbow, the Celtics now hold a half-game lead over the reigning NBA champions.LeBron James caught an elbow to the back of his neck and was down in some serious painpic.twitter.com/GuibQYdza9— Def Pen Hoops (@DefPenHoops) March 28, 2017Five of the Celtics’ eight remaining games will be played at TD Garden—including an April 5 matchup against the faltering Cavs—so chances are good the C’s could stay put atop the standings.last_img read more

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Dont Have Celiac Disease You Probably Dont Have to Give Up Gluten

first_img 000 By Jamie Ducharme· Print 5/3/2017, 10:22 a.m. Photo via istock.com/webphotographeerIf you don’t have celiac disease, follow your heart when it comes to eating gluten. A study published Tuesday in the BMJ says gluten does not appear to increase your risk of cardiovascular disease—but that avoiding heart-healthy whole grains might.Only an estimated 1 percent of the American population suffers from celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that prevents the body from properly digesting gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. In 2013, however, as many as 30 percent of American adults reported avoiding or limiting gluten, likely because it’s gotten a bad reputation for being associated with obesity, metabolic syndrome, and heart disease.The last of those fears, at least, may be unfounded, according to new research from Columbia University Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard.“Our findings show that gluten restriction has no benefit, at least in terms of heart health, for people without celiac disease,” lead author Benjamin Lebwohl, of Columbia, says in a statement. “In fact, it may cause some harm if they follow a low-gluten diet that is particularly low in whole grains, because those grains appear to have a protective effect against heart disease.”Researchers examined the dietary patterns of 64,700 women enrolled in the Nurses’ Health Study, and 45,300 men enrolled in the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study. None of the subjects had a history of heart disease or celiac disease, and each individual filled out a detailed food survey every four years between 1986 and 2010.During the study period, roughly 6,500 people developed coronary heart disease, almost 2,300 died of a heart attack, and another 4,250 survived heart attacks.After cross-referencing those incidents with gluten consumption—and factoring in age, lifestyle, race, medical history, and physical profile—the researchers found no statistically significant connection between gluten consumption and heart disease risk. (It’s worth noting that studies like this one can’t prove cause and effect, only patterns within a data set.)The researchers did find, however, that gluten intake tends to be negatively correlated with drinking, smoking, fat intake, and red meat intake, and positively correlated with whole and refined grain intake. Whole grains, at least, may help protect against heart disease, while red meat may do the opposite.“Based on our data, recommending a low-gluten diet solely for the promotion of heart health does not appear warranted,” explains Mass General’s Andrew Chan in the statement. Researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health released similar findings about type 2 diabetes last month.If nothing else, the study reiterates that, for most of the population, gluten can be part of a healthy, balanced diet, along with naturally gluten-free foods such as fruits, vegetables, proteins, dairy, legumes, nuts, oats, and seeds.Dig in.center_img Don’t Have Celiac Disease? You Probably Don’t Have to Give Up Gluten A new study suggests that gluten has little impact on your heart health. Sign up for Health & Wellness newsletters. Everything you need to stay healthy and fit.* Read all about the latest gym openings, healthy events, and fitness trends in our twice weekly Wellness newsletter. last_img read more

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On the Market A Farm Lodge in Vermont

first_img By Madeline Bilis· Print 9/27/2017, 9:51 a.m. Sign up for Home & Property newsletters. Design, real estate, and pretty things for living.* 000center_img Sign up for our weekly home and property newsletter, featuring homes for sale, neighborhood happenings, and more. For Sale/Rent On the Market: A Farm Lodge in Vermont The 30-acre property comes with a barn and a guest house. Photo courtesy of Snyder Donegan Real Estate Group1731 Prosper Road, WoodstockPrice: $2,495,000Size: 7,200 square feetBedrooms: 6Baths: 6.25Situated a few minutes from Vermont’s ever-charming Woodstock Village, this 30-acre property is the ideal family compound. The main house, a sprawling new construction called Quinn Farm Lodge, boasts a jaw-dropping central great room with a hearth and arched Palladian windows. The kitchen has its own fireplace, too, not mention impressive stonework and an eat-in area that’s separate from the stunning formal dining room.The barn on the estate was recently renovated, and its soaring ceilings make the huge space feel even larger. It has enough room for a playroom and a lounge area, and comes with a built-in bar. The property also has a quaint little guest house, complete with a farmer’s porch and polished interiors.For information, contact David Donegan, Snyder Donegan Real Estate Group, snyderdonegan.com.Photo courtesy of Snyder Donegan Real Estate GroupPhoto courtesy of Snyder Donegan Real Estate GroupPhoto courtesy of Snyder Donegan Real Estate GroupPhoto courtesy of Snyder Donegan Real Estate GroupPhoto courtesy of Snyder Donegan Real Estate GroupPhoto courtesy of Snyder Donegan Real Estate GroupPhoto courtesy of Snyder Donegan Real Estate GroupPhoto courtesy of Snyder Donegan Real Estate GroupPhoto courtesy of Snyder Donegan Real Estate GroupPhoto courtesy of Snyder Donegan Real Estate GroupPhoto courtesy of Snyder Donegan Real Estate GroupPhoto courtesy of Snyder Donegan Real Estate GroupPhoto courtesy of Snyder Donegan Real Estate GroupPhoto courtesy of Snyder Donegan Real Estate GroupPhoto courtesy of Snyder Donegan Real Estate GroupPhoto courtesy of Snyder Donegan Real Estate GroupPhoto courtesy of Snyder Donegan Real Estate GroupPhoto courtesy of Snyder Donegan Real Estate GroupPhoto courtesy of Snyder Donegan Real Estate GroupPhoto courtesy of Snyder Donegan Real Estate GroupPhoto courtesy of Snyder Donegan Real Estate GroupPhoto courtesy of Snyder Donegan Real Estate GroupPhoto courtesy of Snyder Donegan Real Estate GroupPhoto courtesy of Snyder Donegan Real Estate GroupThe Boston Home team has curated a list of the best home design and home remodeling professionals in Boston, including architects, builders, kitchen and bath experts, lighting designers, and more. Get the help you need with FindIt/Boston’s guide to home renovation pros.last_img read more

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Where to See IM Peis Buildings around Boston

first_img 5/17/2019, 5:13 p.m. 214 Sign up for our weekly home and property newsletter, featuring homes for sale, neighborhood happenings, and more. By Sofia Rivera· Sign up for Home & Property newsletters. Design, real estate, and pretty things for living.*center_img Architecture Where to See I.M. Pei’s Buildings around Boston Here are four sites to spot the influence of the legendary architect I.M. Pei. Print Photo via AP ImagesDesign fans all over the world are mourning the passing of prolific architect I.M. Pei at 102 years old. Though his most widely-known project may be the Louvre’s iconic glass pyramid, Bostonians with a keen eye can find many of his designs within our city limits. Having studied at MIT and Harvard, Pei learned and lived in the area, and his legacy lines many of our streets. While Pei worked on all the the below projects as the principal architect, Henry Cobb and others at his firm I.M. Pei & Associates also carefully planned masterpieces such as Harbor Towers, the 200 Clarendon (formerly Hancock Tower), and the Christian Science Center Administration Building, all of which landed on our list of Boston’s 100 best buildings.Take a gander at some of the acclaimed designer’s local works, and next time you bustle by one of them, take a moment to pause and thank Pei for his thoughtful, modernist contributions to the city.Photo by Maciek Lulko on Flickr/Creative Commons John F. Kennedy LibraryConstructed in 1979, concrete and glass make up this geometric structure, which sits on ten acres of park in Dorchester’s Columbia Point. As JFK’s presidential museum and library, the distinctive building houses abundant archival materials from Kennedy’s time in the White House, as well as an extensive collection of original Ernest Hemingway manuscript materials, donated by his wife Mary Walsh Hemingway.Photo by Leslee_atFlickr via Flickr/Creative CommonsThe West Wing of the Museum of Fine ArtsAs Boston’s most comprehensive art museum, and one of the largest in the country, the MFA is at the top of any tourist’s list. Wander through the large atrium into the western side of the institution to find the West Wing, now called the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art, an architectural masterpiece in a sea of art. Completed in 1981, the extension showcases contemporary art throughout seven galleries, carrying Pei’s innovative legacy forward.Photo by City of Boston Archives on Flickr/Creative CommonsGovernment Center Urban Renewal PlanIf you’ve ever ice skated in, power-walked through, or paused to enjoy the sun in City Hall Plaza, you’ve experienced a piece of Pei history. In the 1960s, I.M Pei & Associates was responsible for rethinking the whole of what is now Government Center, while the central plaza—then paved with brick—was Pei’s brainchild. Though the space has since been redesigned, the site of Boston’s brutalist nerve center still harkens back to Pei.Photo by Misterdom via Flickr/Creative CommonsThe Green Building at MITCambridge’s second tallest building (after another MIT construction) was also built according to Pei’s plans. Home to the university’s departments of atmospheric, planetary, and geo sciences, the 21-story building is impressive in stature and scientific significance. The many-windowed academic building was completed in 1964, more than two decades after Pei received his own Bachelor’s degree from the prestigious university. The architect also designed a series of other buildings for the university’s Cambridge campus, including the long and low modernist Dreyfus Building, which houses the Department of Chemistry. A 2003 renovation sought to bring more light to the inner laboratories, but the structure still stands as a testament to Pei. MIT-goers can also glimpse his thinking in the Weisner Building, home to the arts and media center, and the aerodynamic Ralph Landau Building for chemical engineering.last_img read more

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