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first_imgHome NewsWatch Featured CNN’s Anthony Bourdain dead at 61 Due To Suicide FeaturedNewsWatch CNN’s Anthony Bourdain dead at 61 Due To Suicide By Daniella HankeyJun 08, 2018, 07:36 am 538 0 Next PostPet monkey gets loose, attacks Home Depot worker Twitter Pinterest Google+ Daniella Hankey Facebookcenter_img PARIS (AP) — American TV celebrity and food writer Anthony Bourdain was found dead in his hotel room Friday in France while working on his CNN series on culinary traditions around the world. He was 61.CNN confirmed the death, saying in a statement that Bourdain was found unresponsive Friday morning by friend and chef Eric Ripert in the French city of Strasbourg. It called his death a suicide.Bourdain achieved celebrity status after the publication in 2000 of his best-selling book “Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly.” The book created a sensation by combining frank details of his life and career with behind-the-scenes observations on the culinary industry. It was a rare crossover — a book intended for professional cooks that had enormous mass appeal.Bourdain went on to achieve widespread fame thanks to his CNN series “Parts Unknown” — and was filming an upcoming segment for the program when he was found dead, according to CNN.“His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller. His talents never ceased to amaze us and we will miss him very much,” CNN said.Strasbourg police, emergency services and regional authorities did not immediately have information about the death and Bourdain’s assistant Laurie Woolever would not comment.Chefs, fans and U.S. President Donald Trump were among those stunned and saddened by the news. “I want to extend to his family my heartfelt condolences,” Trump said.Bourdain was twice divorced and has a daughter from his second marriage.Bourdain’s death drew new attention to celebrity suicides. It came three days after fashion designer Kate Spade died of apparent suicide in her Park Avenue apartment in New York. Spade’s husband and business partner said the 55-year-old business mogul had suffered from depression and anxiety for many years.Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown” seemed like an odd choice for CNN when it started in 2013 — part travelogue, part history lesson, part love letter to exotic foods. Each trip was an adventure. There had been nothing quite like it on the staid news network, and it became an immediate hit.He mixed a coarseness and whimsical sense of adventurousness, true to the rock ‘n’ roll music he loved.“We are constantly asking ourselves, first and foremost, what is the most (messed) up thing we can do next week?” he said in a 2014 interview with The Associated Press.Besides showcasing food, a “Parts Unknown” trip to Japan in the series’ first season included an odd show with robots and scantily clad women, a visit with a death metal band and a meal shared with a woman involved in the city’s sadomachistic community.In 2017, he sat down for some bun cha in Hanoi, Vietnam, with President Barack Obama.Bourdain was reluctant to analyze why his series succeeded.“If you think about who the audience is and what their expectations might be, I think that’s the road to badness and mediocrity,” he told the AP. “You go out there and show the best story you can as best you can. If it’s interesting to you, hopefully it’s interesting to others. If you don’t make television like that, it’s pandering.”The American chef, author and television personality was born in New York City and was raised in Leonia, New Jersey. He had written that his love of food began as a youth while on a family vacation in France, when he ate his first oyster.Bourdain also mentioned his youth was punctuated by drug use and he dropped out of Vassar College after two years.Working in restaurants led him to the Culinary Institute of America, where he graduated in 1978, and began working in kitchens in New York City. He became executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles in 1998.In the preface to the latest edition “Kitchen Confidential,” Bourdain wrote of his shock at the success off his book, which he wrote by getting up at 5 a.m. in the morning to steal a couple of hours at the computer before appearing at the saute station for lunch.He said he never intended to write an expose or to “rip the lid off the restaurant business.” He said he liked the restaurant business the way it was.“What I set out to do was write a book that my fellow cooks would find entertaining and true,” he said. “I wanted it to sound like me talking at say … ten o’clock on a Saturday night, after a busy dinner rush, me and a few cooks hanging around in the kitchen, knocking back a few beers and talking.”Bourdain said he really had no idea that anyone outside the world of chefs would even pay attention to his comments.“The new celebrity chef culture is a remarkable and admittedly annoying phenomenon. While it’s been nothing but good for business — and for me personally — many of us in the life can’t help snickering about it,” he wrote. “Of all the professions, after all, few people are less suited to be suddenly thrown into the public eye than chefs.”National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK. You can also text “HOME” to 741741 Mail Previous Post2 more Mesa, Arizona, police officers placed on administrative leave after bodycam video surfaces Linkedin Tumblr Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Websitelast_img read more

Dan Steinhart Managing Editor of The Casey Report

first_img Dan Steinhart Managing Editor of The Casey Report Dear Reader, Last week, in a special briefing titled Prepare for the 2014 Crash Now, we explained why the stock market’s sharp and abrupt decline was likely a warning sign of worse things to come. If you missed the briefing, you can read it here—it’s free for subscribers to any Casey Research Paid Newsletter. Since then, the stock market has rallied to recoup roughly two-thirds of its losses. Is this evidence that we were wrong? In a word, no. Olivier Garret, CEO of Casey Research, sent out a brief update yesterday emphasizing that our outlook is unchanged. And today I’d like to share fund manager John Hussman’s perspective on why the ongoing rally doesn’t mean anything… at least not yet. John’s piece below is brief but insightful. He examines the five worst stock market crashes of the last century—including 1927, 2000, and 2007—and finds that a similar pattern preceded all five of them. For now, I’ll just remind you that nothing in the market is linear; read on to learn the pattern John uncovered, how our current position fits into it, and for his take on where the market is headed next.last_img read more

DARK TRADES The MASSIVE Anonymous Trades Behind

first_img “DARK TRADES”: The MASSIVE Anonymous Trades Behind Major Stock Moves [Click to see this chart in action.] – Editor’s note: A few days ago, we sat down with E.B. Tucker, editor of The Casey Report, to talk shop. The conversation was so good, we just had to share it with you. In the following interview, E.B. talks about how he manages his own money. As you’ll see, he has a unique, yet intuitive approach to investing, especially when it comes to asset allocation.  We hope you find this conversation as useful as we did. Also, make sure you read until the end to learn about one of E.B.’s top speculations. Justin Spittler: I want to talk investment strategy. Could you tell us how you manage your own money? E.B. Tucker: I like to break up my investments into buckets. I have about five of them. I have one for gold, one for permanent life insurance, one for real estate, and two for stocks.    I don’t limit myself to a certain number of buckets. But I’ve had very good results looking at asset allocation this way. J.S.: Can you tell us a little more about your “buckets”? Why do you break them up this way? What kind of assets go into each? E.B.: First of all, the buckets change with life and market conditions. For example, I put most of my capital into a real estate bucket in 2009–2010. As you know, the U.S. housing market had just crashed. If you had the capital, you could buy some houses for next to nothing. And that’s exactly what I did… During that period, I bought six single-family homes. I bought one of them for just $10 per square foot. I spent another $10 per square foot fixing the place up, so I put about $20 per square foot all in. The guy before me paid $160 per square foot and ended up in foreclosure. He bought near the peak of the housing bubble. My timing was much better. Today, I’m not adding to my real estate bucket. There just aren’t that many great deals out there. This is key to how I invest. Rather than fight the market, I let it determine how I allocate my money. J.S.: Can you tell us about some of your other buckets? E.B.: Well, I have a bucket for gold. But I don’t view gold as an investment designed to make money. I see it as a key long-term asset. When gold is cheap, I pour money into this asset. I don’t think about this bucket often. I just get the gold, vault it, and move on. I also have a permanent life insurance bucket. This bucket is important because I have a few people that depend on me. If I die, they’re out of luck. So, I need to have life insurance. Specifically, I own a couple dividend-paying life insurance policies. A lot of people consider these terrible investments, but that’s because they don’t understand them. You see, any extra money that I put in this bucket on top of the minimum annual premium grows 6% to 7% per year, tax free. If I don’t use the policy, over time I’ll have a fairly large amount of cash in that bucket that I spend, borrow from, or use to buy more life insurance. And, of course, if the worst does happen, my dependents receive a large death benefit. This money will help them get by in my absence.    J.S.: Interesting, it sounds like this bucket protects you and gives you flexibility. E.B.: Exactly. The reason I invest this way is because it makes me less “fragile.” Now, I still have plenty of exposure to rising asset prices in other buckets. But, if you’re smart about when and how much you add to each bucket, your “boring” buckets will eventually balance out your more speculative buckets. The result is a more stable financial situation without giving up the quest for profits. I like investing this way because I no longer worry about trying to maximize my profit on every trade or every time the market changes course. J.S.: Let’s talk about your stock buckets next. I’m sure our readers would love to know what’s in your portfolio.  E.B.: Sure. As I said earlier, I have two of them. One is for stocks I plan to hold for the long haul. I don’t trade these stocks often. I’m only a seller if something happens that changes the business landscape for one of the companies. I typically own between six and eight of these companies at any given time. One of my favorite long-term holdings is a company that make crackers you buy at the gas station and pretzels that go well with beer. Last year, the company acquired a business that sells almonds and other nuts. It’s a great company. And it now pays me a decent yield of 3%, since I’ve owned the stock for a few years. Recommended Links — China hoarding gold in advance of secret December 31 action? It’s no secret China is stockpiling gold at a head-spinning pace. But few know why. Or just how much gold China is sitting on. The answer will shock you. Click here to see. J.S.: What are some of your other long-term stock holdings? E.B.: I also have shares of one of the country’s best regional banks. And I own shares of one of America’s most iconic companies. This company is basically a drug dealer, peddling sugar and caffeine from small rented stores. You get the picture… Now, these aren’t the most exciting investments in the world but, over time, you see the value of owning rock-solid American businesses. You end up with companies that slowly capture market share from their competitors, invest money back into their businesses, and pay dividends. I don’t see how you can get hurt having this bucket represent 20% of your net worth. It’s also worth mentioning that I like to own these stocks in company-sponsored dividend reinvestment plans. Since these are long-term investments, I don’t want to log into a brokerage account and see them next to my trading positions every day. Holding them directly on the company’s books means all my dividends get reinvested into additional shares, usually at no cost. The final benefit is I don’t have to worry about my broker going bust. Holding shares directly registered with a company means there’s nobody standing between you and your investment. J.S.: That leaves us with your speculation bucket. Can you tell us a little bit about this one? E.B.: Ah, my favorite. I’ve done fairly well speculating. The key here is separating good speculations from bad ones.   As a professional investor, a lot of opportunities come across my desk. Most of them aren’t worth my time. You have to pass on a lot of bad speculations before you find a great one. J.S.: Can you tell us about one of your better speculations? E.B.: At a lunch meeting with my banker in 2009, he told me about a company in town that invented a hurricane simulation machine. They placed a few in malls, shopping centers, arcades, and museums and charged $2 per customer. The test machines took in $4,000 to $5,000 per month. The company built each machine for around $12,000. The company had trouble getting a bank to lend it money. It was right after the financial crisis, after all.   I met with the company, saw the machine, and looked at their business plan. A few other investors and I funded the company. We bought preferred shares that paid a 20% dividend. We also received a portion of the company’s profits for the first two years, which boosted our initial returns. Seven and a half years later, I’m still collecting monthly checks from the company. I’ve more than doubled my money, and I could sell the shares anytime I want. J.S.: Have you done any other speculations like this recently? E.B.: Yes. Before I got into this business, I ran a gold fund for a few years. My former business partner from that fund just took his gold streaming and royalty company public. Our company policy does not allow me to share the name of the stock, since I own shares. I’m involved in that deal to the tune of about 1% of the company. I think there’s a realistic shot that I’ll make 5–10 times my money. J.S.: Most people would kill to make that much on a single investment. Why are you so optimistic? E.B.: I think it’s a good time to speculate on small gold and silver stocks. I especially like royalty and streaming companies like this one. They avoid the tremendous financial burdens that mining companies face. I also look for companies that have a winning strategy but that are overlooked by the market. If these companies execute, my odds of success go up. But you need to have cash on hand, or what some people call dry powder, to take advantage of these opportunities. That’s because great deals usually require quick action. When one of my speculations is a winner, I’ll take profits and put them into other buckets, depending on what looks good at the time. I almost never leave the entire profit in the bucket it came from.  J.S.: Got it. So, do you like to keep a certain percentage in each bucket at any given time? What rules, if any, do you follow? E.B.: I don’t really follow a set of rules when it comes to asset allocation. That makes it hard to take advantage of huge opportunities when they appear. For example, I wouldn’t have invested in the Florida rental real estate market in 2009 and 2010 if I stuck to strict rules. When in doubt, you can divide new money equally between buckets. You can also sit on cash and wait for buying opportunities to present themselves. J.S.: What kind of investments do you focus on in The Casey Report? E.B.: That’s your most valuable question so far. In The Casey Report, we fill the long-term stock and speculative stock buckets. We try to predict what the investing world will be like one to two years down the road. We then buy stocks that will benefit most as the world changes. In stock investing, that’s the sweet spot where you find the most value in the shortest period of time. Our goal is to beat the S&P 500 every year. We want our readers to have enough success to irritate their wealth manager. Hopefully, they can use that success and the lessons learned in The Casey Report to beat the market in their asset buckets. J.S.: Thank you for your time, E.B. E.B.: You’re welcome. Editor’s note: In August, E.B. told his readers to buy a small North American mining company. At the time, few investors knew about the company. Its stock traded for less than $1. But E.B. said the stock wouldn’t fly under the radar for much longer…and he was exactly right. In just four months, this stock has soared 115%. Normally, we wouldn’t encourage you to buy a stock after an explosive run like this. But E.B. recently went on record and said, “the stock doubled, it will double again.” To see why, watch this brand-new presentation. It talks about an event that E.B. says will take place exactly one month from today. If the event goes as expected, this stock should skyrocket again. You can learn more about this event, including how to take advantage of it, by watching this FREE video.last_img read more

Does This Petri Dish Hold the Cure to Cancer

first_imgDoes This Petri Dish Hold the Cure to Cancer? We may find out as soon as February 27th. On that date, results of a year-long trial will be announced. If results are positive, as we expect, this industry could easily grow 35,000%. To reap the biggest gains, you MUST be in before the announcement. Find out how here. Recommended Link — — Donald Trump, Davos Man Instead, we find claptrap. “The elite gathering at Davos [including Donald Trump],” begins a Financial Times article, “takes place against a backdrop of improving economic activity across the world.” The IMF says it is the “broadest synchronized global growth upswing since 2010.” The FT goes on to tell us that the world economy is supposed to grow a healthy 3.9% “this year and next” thanks, at least in part, to the sweeping tax reform measure just implemented in the U.S. Well, well, well. Gosh, it looks as though we were wrong about everything. You can predict the future after all. As for the tax cut, we didn’t believe that the tax measure would have any positive consequences other than giving us more money. What economic benefit could be reaped by taking money from one pocket and putting it in another? Unless Swamp spending were reduced, we reasoned, there could be no net gain from cutting taxes. Just goes to show what we know. Over at The Wall Street Journal, meanwhile, the tax cut has touched off celebrations worthy of VE Day. Andy Puzder, the former CEO of the Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. restaurant chains, praises employers for sharing out their extra tax-spared loot with employees. He also thinks employers should use the opportunity to indoctrinate workers about where the money came from, “otherwise employees may take their pay increase and bonus and not give Republicans the credit they deserve.” What praise Republicans deserve for switching government funding from above-board tax revenues to surreptitious debt is not clear to us. But now that we know that it is creating such a powerful, worldwide boom, we wonder why they don’t do more of it. Perhaps they should cut taxes to zero for everyone and just print the money needed to pay for their boondoggles. What a boom that would set off! Recommended Link Justin’s note: As longtime Casey readers know, our financial system is on the ragged edge of a collapse. Doug says, “When we exit the eye of this financial hurricane, and go into the storm’s trailing edge, it’s going to be something for the history books.”Yet, many people still don’t see the big picture. Doug’s longtime friend and colleague Bill Bonner summed it up perfectly in his new essay, which I want everyone to read closely… By Bill Bonner, chairman, Bonner & Partners It is always brightest before they turn the lights out. You can quote us on that. Just when you thought things couldn’t get better… guess what? They don’t. They go dark as a dungeon. Antidote to Optimism Our task is to show that however wonderful things may appear in today’s markets and economy, they may not be all that great. We put our backs into this grim work neither for love nor for money, but simply out of a sense of stern duty. If not us, who? If not now, when? Someone must put forward an antidote to the optimism now raging through markets around the world. Someone must make the case for cynicism, suspicion, and mockery. Someone must take the other side of the trade. And so… the work, like shucking oysters on a cold day, falls to us. We open them up… hoping to find a pearl. Attend the Legends of Finance Summit, Free: 38 Years in the Making… Bill Bonner and Doug Casey have been friends for almost 40 years… But they’ve never conducted an online event together before. That’s why we’re excited to announce the historic Legends of Finance Summit with Bill and Doug, which will launch at 8pm on February 8th. In this exclusive event, they’ll discuss Bill’s ambitious “Trade of the Century” – along with 6 different ways you can play it. Attendance to the Legends of Finance Summit is free, but only if you sign up right here… Bill Bonner Chairman, Bonner & Partners Justin’s note: For the first time ever, Bill will join Doug Casey for the single most significant event in our firm’s history. We’re calling it the Legends of Finance Summit. The event will air on Thursday, February 8 at 8 p.m. ET. During this free event, you’ll learn the secret behind Bill’s Trade of the Century… and how Doug has used it to build multiple multimillion-dollar fortunes over five decades. This is the first time that Bill and Doug have shared a stage like this… So, you don’t want to miss it. Reserve your seat today… Reader Mailbag Today, a reader writes in with high praise for Casey Research and shares his recent success… I’ve been a Casey Platinum member for about two or three years. Of all the newsletters I subscribe to, including those from Bonner & Partners, Casey, hands down, has the cream of the crop. Most recommendations by Louis, E.B., Nick, and, of course, Doug, are profitable or will be. Justin does a fine job of bringing these ideas to your audience (me), and the detail in the research is first-class. I have zero regrets since I joined the Platinum service. Thank you! Now to answer the questions in regards to crypto and weed: I started investing in bitcoin when it was priced at less than $100. I have taken my crypto “free ride” and pulled several thousands of dollars in profits. I am currently sitting on cryptos worth more than $500,000. I am seriously considering paying my only debt off: my mortgage. This will still leave me with over 100,000 USD equivalent in cryptos. For the weed venue, well, I just started investing in this space as of a couple days ago. I took recommendations from Nick and hope to get in on some highly profitable cannabis plays soon. Most of my Scottrade account is invested in Louis’ junior gold miners. But I have about $100,000 that I can dedicate to weed. Keep them coming! —John Have you profited off any of our ideas recently? Which Casey guru’s ideas are you most interested in today? Let us know right here. In Case You Missed It… Scientists recently discovered a new tool hidden in billion-year-old bacteria that will disrupt the entire $8 trillion global food industry… This could mean 35X growth for the industry at the center of this new technology. Learn more here… Wealth Redistribution System Whatever they are doing… it seems to be working. The U.S. stock market has only been down one single day in all of 2018. And super hedge fund investor Ray Dalio says we’re “going to feel pretty stupid” if we continue to hold cash. Reporters caught up with Dalio in Davos—where else?—and the great man told them we are in a “Goldilocks period,” where growth is almost guaranteed. “Things couldn’t be better,” he seemed to say. Heck, nobody wants to be stupid. So, everyone’s long now. In the latest tally, there are five bulls for every one bear. How much longer can this poor beast hold out? The unemployment rate, too, is almost a miracle. At 4.1% nationally, it is at a 17-year low. In some states, it is at a record low. In Mississippi, for example. And California. And in Hawaii, apparently, not a single person could be found who admitted to being jobless. These glass-half-full figures don’t jibe with the 102 million American adults of working age who really don’t have jobs. But perhaps in some future installment, the Bureau of Labor Statistics will fully explain the discrepancy… or simply ignore it along with all the rest of the glass-half-empty figures. Inflation is still below 2%… but only if you follow the feds’ bogus numbers… and don’t count the rampant inflation in the asset markets. And the stock market, too, requires a special caveat emptor. It is no longer a place where we find out how much companies are worth. Instead, it is part of a wealth redistribution system: The feds feed fake money into the markets. Assets go up. And the people who own them find themselves with a greater share of the nation’s wealth. Congrats to the “One Percent” By pushing fake money onto the financial class, the feds have increased the share of national income made by the “One Percent” to three times what it was in the 1970s. The bottom share had to go down. There are 2.3 million people, for example, who earn more than $1 million per year. And the top 0.1% earn more than $6 million per year. But the bottom half of the population has an average income of only $16,000. And seven out of 10 Americans, says USA Today, have less than $1,000 in savings. How is it possible that an economy can be doing so well… when most people in it are worse off? Casual readers will quickly tag us as bleeding-heart liberals whining about inequality. But we don’t care about “inequality.” What we care about is truth, justice, and the American way. Which is to say, if a person earns his money honestly, it should be a rough measure of what he deserves. Or at least what other people are willing to pay him. In a free, win-win world, what you get is related to—if not exactly equal to—what you give. But in the 1970s, the top 0.1% got 10% of the nation’s income. Now, it gets 20%—twice as much. What are the rich giving to deserve twice the income share? Are they giving twice as much? The bottom 90% got 35% of national income as recently as 1980. Now, they only get 25%. What happened? Do they give so much less? Or is the system rigged against them? Regards,last_img read more

The town of Woodstock is hosting its annual music

first_imgThe town of Woodstock is hosting its annual music festival on Sept. 29. The festival begins at 3 p.m. at Holiday Raceway, and will feature eight musical acts as well as food vendors and games for children and adults.Woodstock Mayor Jeff Dodson said the festival will last until everyone is ready to leave. He also said that the proceeds are going to a great cause.“It goes to a great benefit and that’s our senior center nutrition home bound meal program,” said Dodson. “So, it’s really important to us and then also this year we’ve partnered with Ace Park, the town has and it’s good to see them in our home office this year so it’s going to be a great event.”The festival will kick off about the time the Alabama football game is over, so Dodson said everyone can come and join the fun. For more information on the event you can visit their Facebook page.last_img read more

For those you love to golf you can play a round t

first_imgFor those you love to golf, you can play a round this weekend and help kids have a merrier Christmas.The Toys for Tots Tournament will take place at the Links at Tuscaloosa Golf Course on Dec. 15. The event will begin at 9:30 a.m.If you’re not a member at the Links, the cost is $40. If you bring a new toy to donate, the fee is $30. Admission will include lunch and prizes. If you would like to learn more, call Rusty Stevens at 205-247-9990.last_img


first_imgBy BLAKE PATERSONAssociated PressMONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama’s attorney general has announced the state will pay $1 million to the families of three murder victims allegedly killed by a man on parole.The three families, who will share the award, allege the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles wrongfully paroled and failed to supervise Jimmy O’Neal Spencer after releasing him in January 2018. Spencer is accused of murdering Colton Lee, Marie Martin and Martha Reliford in Guntersville, Alabama, in July 2018.Tommy Jones, an attorney representing the families, says they can now focus on the criminal case against Spencer.Attorney General Steve Marshall described Spencer as a “career criminal” in a press release Friday. On two separate occasions, Spencer was sentenced to life imprisonment.Spencer is currently awaiting trial on seven counts of capital murder.(Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)5/24/2019 11:37:46 AM (GMT -5:00)last_img read more

Last updated on July 2nd 2019 at 1057 amWhen the

first_imgLast updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 10:57 amWhen the family business is designing and building state-of-the-art spaces for clients, it makes sense to work in a state-of-the-art facility. In early 2017, MSI General Corp. decided the 18,000-square-foot space at W215 E. Wisconsin Ave. in Nashotah it had been operating out of for the past 40 years needed an update.The last renovation had been completed in the mid-1980s and the dated space didn’t reflect the design and custom build work MSI’s staff was capable of, said Jeffrey Packee, chief operating officer. “We were celebrating our 60th anniversary in May, and wanted to complete this for our event,” Packee said. “And there was a big push to modernize, incorporate technology and add collaboration space because we truly work in a team setting.”The company’s architects and designers incorporated several design techniques to showcase ideas that customers could also use for their own projects. Some of those include Zintra acoustic ceiling panels used instead on the walls for both decoration and as a sound barrier; a white Dupont Zodiaq Quartz island in the café area where the team celebrates accomplishments; and Bradley Corp.’s WashBar sink in the bathroom. “We like our clients to meet our team and see our space. Some have even walked away with ideas of their own,” Packee said. Photos by Lila Aryan Photography Owner/Developer: MSI General Architect: MSI GeneralContractor: MSI GeneralCosts: N/A    Completed: May 2017 Get our email updatesBizTimes DailyManufacturing WeeklyNonprofit WeeklyReal Estate WeeklySaturday Top 10Wisconsin Morning Headlines Subscribelast_img read more

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first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Tolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China deal Russia donated 28 tons of sugar for residents in northern Cebu, Samar and Leyte.Sugar is a good source of energy for affected residents, Russian Honorary Consul Armi Lopez-Garcia said.She said 28 tons of relief goods also arrived in Cebu and will be distributed immediately. “Why sugar? Russians love to make tea with sugar that is why I encourage the residents to make local tea out of ginger,” Garcia said. Correspondent Peter L. RomanillosRead Next Quake disturbs Itbayat, Batanes anew Fake cop accosts real cops, is arrested in Pateros PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO 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 Fake cop accosts real cops, is arrested in Pateros BPI nets P13.74B in H1 Davide said the provincial government has been sending food packs right after supertyphoon Yolanda made landfall in northern Cebu last Friday.But he said food packs were not enough for all the displaced residents.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 spike“I assure you that the Cebu provincial government is doing everything it can, to do everything in its power to help all those in need,” he added.As of Sunday, the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) sent 172,760 food packs to storm-affected towns in the north. The bulk of the goods went to Bantayan Island (Santa Fe, Madridejos and Bantayan) with more than 42,000 food packs.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 Pateros“Our procedure is that we direct the relief goods to the town. The local government unit (LGU) then will be in charge of the distribution to their barangays,” he said.San Remigio town received 21,500 food packs, Medellin town got 18,000 food packs and Daanbantayan town received 17,500 food packs.Davide said the PSWDO ordered an additional 5,000 sacks of rice.The Cebu provincial government spent P45 million from its calamity fund to buy relief goods and allocate money to help hard-hit towns, Davide said.ADVERTISEMENT Angara: Investigate DOH’s ‘constipated’ medicine distribution system LATEST STORIES DESPITE the rush of relief goods, the Cebu provincial government admitted that it still had to reach a number of areas in northern Cebu 11 days after these were devastated by supertyphoon “Yolanda.”“Sometimes I even receive text messages telling me that this particular barangay has not received relief goods. That is why we in the provincial government, are trying our best to reach out,” Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III told reporters.ADVERTISEMENT Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements SMC bags Bulacan airport project View commentslast_img read more

Prepared by FFWPU USA From January 29 48 Unifica

first_imgPrepared by FFWPU USAFrom January 2-9, 48 Unificationists from all over the country and Canada gathered at the International Peace Education Center (IPEC) in Las Vegas for a 7-day Divine Principle retreat designed especially for young adults, “Going Deeper.”The intention of the retreat was to explore practical applications of the Divine Principle in one’s life, the current culture, and the providence at large, and to cultivate a heart of hyojeong through understanding True Parents’ life course.Tasnah Moyer, program coordinator for the national Young Adult Ministry (YAM), co-directed the retreat with local young adult ministry leader Soogin Ogden of Chicago. Regarding the purpose of the workshop, Tasnah explained, “We wanted create a platform for young adults to come together and explore their faith, both as individuals and as a community. We wanted people to gain a sense of the foundation we stand on and what we can contribute at this time as a generation.  Many of us, it’s been a while since we’ve had such an experience of coming together with peers to nourish ourselves and connect as a community.”True to this purpose, the week started off with a series of lectures on the Divine Principle and the lives of True Parents by Rev. Andrew Compton, director of education at IPEC. Rev. Compton taught each of the lectures from the perspective of heart of God, inviting participants to pray and reflect on their own relationship with God. Dr. Andrew Wilson of the Unification Theological Seminary (UTS) and Angelika Selle, president of Women’s Federation for World Peace (WFWP) USA, were also invited to share about True Mother’s current efforts to lead and fulfill the vision of the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification worldwide and conveyed the value and importance of connecting in heart with True Mother and the feminine heart of God.“I learned how much we can really truly expand our hearts for others, and how God can expand His heart even further, as the Parent He is. His love is just unbelievable, so unconditional.” –Andrew Olson“Everything in the Divine Principle and life comes from the heart. God is waiting for us to act upon this Heart we’re gifted to make our experiences joyous.” –Anonymous“My main takeaways are that: I need to cultivate my personal relationship with God, and I can do that by creating small, measurable goals of different habits of faith. I have value in God’s eyes, and I need to understand that to truly believe in myself and live for the sake of others. I need to take more of an effort to look at situations with God’s eyes and perspective.” –AnonymousDuring the second half of the week, the focus of the retreat shifted from pure principles to principles in practice. Crescentia DeGoede, director of the national Blessing and Family Ministry (BFM), facilitated several sessions on the value and meaning of the Marriage Blessing and led a panel of Unificationists, married and single, in answering participant questions on that topic. Akira and Makiko Watanabe, directors of the Collegiate Association for the Research of Principles (CARP) in Las Vegas, Naokimi Ushiroda, director of the national Youth and Young Adult Ministry (YAYAM), and Tasnah joined Crescentia on that panel.The education for the week concluded with several sessions facilitated by Naokimi on the topic of applying the Divine Principle through reflection and goal-setting, as well as the storytelling principles behind sharing about one’s experiences well with others. Between sessions, the retreatants had opportunities to hike in Red Rock Canyon and to visit the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead to learn more about True Parents’ appreciation for both sites and their wider ministry in Las Vegas. They also had opportunities to pray and reflect on their faith, their relationships with God, True Parents, and their own families throughout the retreat.Many of the attendees expressed their appreciation for being able to start the new year in this way, having ample time to check in with themselves, with one another, and with God and True Parents.“The day devoted to learning about the Marriage Blessing really helped me to understand where I stand with regard to the Blessing.” –Anonymous“My main takeaways were the goals that I was able to set for this coming year and a renewed desire to convey the heart and love behind the Divine Principle to my younger brothers and sisters of faith back in my community.” –AnonymousReflecting on the significance of the retreat in hindsight, Tasnah commented, “’Going Deeper’ was the first of its kind at IPEC, and it was great to have gathered so many young adults who wanted to go deeper with their faith. There was an added value, too, to gathering together at the new year, seeking to understand True Mother’s heart and hope for us at the same time that True Mother had gathered world leaders together in Korea. Participants testified to leaving the retreat with a renewed hope and clarity about how they can move forward in their lives of faith.”The mission of the nation Young Adult Ministry is to equip and empower young adult Unificationists to take ownership to manifest God and True Parent’s love and truth in this world by providing a national network of collaboration and support and supplying resources for young adults to build lives and communities of faith. The retreat was, in many ways, a valuable step toward this goal, involving all three of the national ministries, YAYAM, BFM, and the Witnessing and Education Ministry, as the retreat host, in support of that goal.Mi Young Eaton, education coordinator under the Witnessing and Education Ministry, also shared at the conclusion of the retreat, “I was very moved by one of Tasnah’s opening statements at the retreat. She expressed how although a lot of us might feel that we’ve already learned everything there is to know about the Divine Principle, as we get older, we actually bring to our study of the Principle a greater depth of heart and spiritual maturity. We’re not the same people we were ten years ago, and there’s probably so much more that God is freed to teach us when we invest in deepening our understanding of the Principle over time. It was a really humbling and inspiring insight.”last_img read more


first_img Gloves Sale Related Top Contenders for Fight of the Year Midnight Mania! Trump Family In The ‘Chaos’ Corner? Standard BJJ Gi Lockdown duffle bag For most mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters, the idea of competing in a grand prix tournament (like this one) and defeating the best opponents your promotion has to offer would be something worth getting excited for.Then again, Fedor Emelianenko is not most fighters.“The Last Emperor” is indeed fired up to throw hands under the Bellator MMA banner, where he’ll meet Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) import Frank Mir this May, but not because of the prospect of becoming tournament champion.He just needed a reason to stay in shape. Fight Motion! Watch Holloway, Cyborg Do Work Via Ghost Cam Which is More Dangerous – MMA or Football? Photo by Valery Sharifulin\TASS via Getty Images Timeline of Israel Adesanya’s Rapid Rise to UFC Contender Brock Lesnar’s WWE Future After UFC Retirement Amanda Nunes’ Biggest Threat? Apparel Latest From Our Partners ProMax 440 BJJ GI Good Night Tee Bizzy Was Sneaking Needles Into The Toilet For GSP Fight Nightmare Matchup for UFC’s Biggest Stars More From Lights. Out. Greatest Highlights of Anderson Silva’s Career Bisping: Fedor lost at Bellator: NYC because he can’t get away with using steroids in America More: Gordon Ryan Competition Kit King Ryan Longsleeve Shirt There’s UFC Heavyweights, And Then There’s Shaq Latest From MMA Warehouse Accessories “Now I’m going to stay in shape for a whole year, which is exciting,” Emelianenko told MMA Junkie when asked about his motivation. Though to be fair, he did say he would be “very happy” with a victory.Let’s just hope God is on his side.Emelianenko (36-5, 1 NC) turned 41 back in September and is coming off a technical knockout loss to UFC import Matt Mitrione. “The Last Emperor” has not looked competitive against top-tier competition in many moons.Time for a late-career comeback? Standard Ranked Rashguardlast_img read more

Five ThreeBedroom Apartments for 2500 or Less per Month

first_img By Sofia Rivera· 202 For Sale/Rent Five Three-Bedroom Apartments for $2,500 or Less per Month Grab some roommates and pay less than $850 a person. Sign up for our weekly home and property newsletter, featuring homes for sale, neighborhood happenings, and more. 9/19/2018, 2:40 p.m. center_img Sign up for Home & Property newsletters. Design, real estate, and pretty things for living.* Print Apartment hunting in Boston is overwhelming for a whole slew of reasons—heavy competition, pricing, and spiraling out of control on Craigslist are just a few of them. So, for your convenience, we’re highlighting a few Zumper listings with one unique characteristic. This round, it’s places asking $2,500 or less per month—because who has thousands to drop on a rental, anyway?Below, peruse five three-bedroom apartments for rent in Boston for $2,500 or less per month.1. 574 Gallivan Boulevard #2, BostonBedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 1Rent: $2,450 per monthThis sizable three-bedroom in Dorchester’s Adams Corner neighborhood is graced with wooden wainscoating, trim, and built-ins. The kitchen, which has been recently updated, offers a full-sized pantry, and adorable backsplash, and washer and dryer hookups.2. 83 Governor Winthrop Road #1, SomervilleBedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 1Rent: $2,400 per monthThese pet-friendly quarters boast an in-unit stacked washer-dryer, a granite counter-topped kitchen with a dishwasher and garbage disposal, plus an off-street parking spot. Hardwood flooring covers one moderately-sized bedroom and two large rooms with closets—all available October 1st.3. 34 Cranston Street #1, Jamaica PlainBedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 1Rent: $2,500 per monthWhether you fancy yourself a Julia Child or a Gordon Ramsay, this large eat-in kitchen is a renting home cook’s dream. From the abundance of white Shaker cabinets backed by sleek subway tiling to the granite counters, even those averse to cooking will pause before phoning GrubHub. Plenty of windows throughout the unit let in lots of light, including one pink and orange stained glass panel. Situated less than a mile from Jamaica Pond, evening strollers will rejoice–and bikers can stash their wheels in the on-site storage shed.4. 106 Bennett Street, BrightonBedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 1Rent: $2,400 per monthFrom the bold red carpet that welcomes you in the entry hall, to the royal blue walls of the living and dining rooms, to the creamy white tones that fill the bathroom, the color palette alone is enough to make this apartment stand out. Housed in a two-family building, there is no compromising on space in this roomy unit, which grants access to a private patio and porch.5. 2 Pinedale Road #1, RoslindaleBedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 1Rent: $2,150 per monthThe most affordable of the bunch, this apartment is just over $700 a month when rent is split three ways. The recently renovated digs occupy the first level of a multi-family home. Features such as dark wood cabinetry, hardwood flooring, and recessed lighting throughout the apartment make the space look and feel polished. Situated near several bus lines, you can secure this unit now without a broker fee.The Boston Home team has curated a list of the best home design and home remodeling professionals in Boston, including home accent décor, lighting experts, and more. Get the help you need with FindIt/Boston’s guide to home renovation pros.last_img read more

SH Park fends off electric Danielle Kang charge to regain world No

first_imgLead changes were the name of the game on Sunday in Rogers, Arkansas. But it was one final birdie from S.H. Park that made all the difference, as the 25-year-old regained her status as world No. 1.There were low scores abound at the final round of the Wal-Mart NW Arkansas Championship. Hyo Joo Kim made six birdies on the front nine and took the outright lead. Inbee Park birdied 11, 14 and 15 to take the lead. Danielle Kang finished eagle-par-birdie-birdie-birdie. All three posted final-round 65s to finish at 17 under, where they waited for S.H. Park.Eagle for @daniellekang gets her to 14-under par and 2 off the lead with 4 to play!It’s a stacked leaderboard heading down the final stretch @NWAChampionship! Watch live action now @GolfChannel!— LPGA (@LPGA) June 30, 2019But Park was relentless. The South Korean superstar found the fairway and then the green at the reachable par-5 18th, then lagged her 30-footer inside a foot. She easily cleaned that up for a closing 5-under 66 and a one-shot victory.If you’re looking for her most spectacular shot of the day, however, that came at No. 7, where she gunned at the flagstick from 211 yards — and struck it directly. Watch (and listen!) below.💥 CLANG 💥 ⛳️Watch this shot by Sung Hyun Park on 7!@NWAChampionship | @GolfChannel— LPGA (@LPGA) June 30, 2019Park last ascended to Rolex World No. 1 after winning the HSBC Women’s World Championship earlier this year. She’ll take the crown from Jin-Young Ko, who finished T18. You can see complete final-round highlights below.ICYMI – Final round highlights from @NWAChampionship –>— LPGA (@LPGA) July 1, 2019last_img read more