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Read the full story on iGB North America Online casino Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The state’s igaming revenue came from total stakes of $3.31bn. This level of handle also surpassed the previous record set in March 2021, and was up 2.1% on April’s figure. Regions: US Pennsylvania Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Online slots and table games achieved new records in both revenue and handle in May. Slots revenue came to $67.2m, up 73.2% from May 2020, on stakes worth $1.77bn. Table games, meanwhile, brought in $31.4m, up 153.2% year-on-year, as players staked $1.54bn. Pennsylvania set yet another record in online casino revenue in May, as operators brought in $98.6m, up 76.7% from May 2020, and 10.9% ahead of April 2021. 17th June 2021 | By Daniel O’Boyle Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Online casino Online sports betting Retail sports betting Pennsylvania sets igaming revenue record again in May The record igaming revenue led to the highest recorded tax receipts from the vertical as well, at $27.3m. The state’s leader in igaming revenue was Hollywood Casino at Penn National, placing first in both slots and table games with $25.4m and $15.7m respectively. Hollywood Casino offers both its own casino brand and a DraftKings casino skin.
MTN Nigeria Communications Plc (MTN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about MTN Nigeria Communications Plc (MTN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the MTN Nigeria Communications Plc (MTN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: MTN Nigeria Communications Plc (MTN.ng) 2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileMTN Nigeria Communications Limited provides cellular telecommunications services in Nigeria. It offers cellular network access and information and communications technologies (ICT) solutions. The company also provides Internet services, such as video calling, data services and Internet browsing, mobile Internet, and mobile wi-fi services. In addition, it offers international roaming services, including data roaming, in-flight roaming, and wi-fi roaming services. Further, the company provides voice short message service (SMS), fashion and lifestyle tips, mobile television (TV), bulk short message service (SMS), mobile newspaper, radio, back up, conference call, and missed call alert services MTN Nigeria Communications Limited is listed on the Nigeria Stock Exchange
Rector Belleville, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Collierville, TN Press Release Service Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Joel Watson says: An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 October 28, 2014 at 5:12 pm At last! My prayer answered!!! 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Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Knoxville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Smithfield, NC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Paul Foster says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ October 28, 2014 at 9:46 pm God be praised. I guess all good things come in God’s time even if it takes 17 centuries. Featured Events Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Job Listing By ACNS staffPosted Oct 28, 2014 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Anglican Communion, Diana Bartelt says: Submit a Press Release November 5, 2014 at 5:51 pm One down. Now it’s for Constantinople and Rome to step up to the plate. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Anglicans, Oriental Orthodox agree on Christ’s incarnation Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Albany, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ [Anglican Communion News Service] Senior theologians in Anglican Communion and Oriental Orthodox Churches recently made history by signing an agreement on their mutual understanding of Christ’s incarnation.This was not just a minor point of theology, rather it was a subject that divided the Church following the Council of Chalcedon* in 451 AD, leaving the Oriental Orthodox Churches separated from the Eastern Orthodox Churches and the Church of Rome.The work to reconcile these branches of the Christian family on the question of how the two natures, human and divine, were united in one human being: Jesus Christ began in earnest in the 1990s.By 2002 an Agreed Statement on Christology had been prepared by the Anglican-Oriental Orthodox International Commission (AOOIC) and sent to the participating Churches and an updated statement was recirculated in 2013. By the October meeting in Cairo, AOOIC members were able to finalise the document and Bishop Geoffrey Rowell and His Eminence Metropolitan Bishoy of Damietta signed on behalf of their Churches.This statement, which is a significant step of reconciliation, will now be sent to “the responsible authorities of the Oriental Orthodox Churches and the Anglican Communion for their consideration and action”.Click here to read the Agreed Statement on ChristologyClick here to read the Communique from the meeting of the Anglican-Oriental Orthodox International Commission that met in Cairo, Egypt from 13-17 October, 2014.Notes*The Council of Chalcedon was a highly influential church council held from 8 October to 1 November, 451 AD, at Chalcedon (a city of Bithynia in Asia Minor), on the Asian side of the Bosporus. Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY
Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSPumpkin Patch FundraisersTrinity Baptist Church Previous articleTijuana Flats gets ready to serve ApopkaNext articleKelly Park Road to be closed for 3 nights Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. If you travel on 441 on the east side of downtown Apopka it is impossible to not notice the pumpkin patch in front of Trinity Baptist Church. From a distance it looks like just another pile of pumpkins waiting to be taken home for carving or other decorative purposes.But when you walk into the patch you will learn what makes this pumpkin patch so different.“Every pumpkin in this patch has been prayed over,” said Mike Ballard, Student Pastor at Trinity. “Yes, we are selling the pumpkins to raise money for the Student Ministry projects here at Trinity. But there is a higher purpose.”Another difference is the source of the pumpkins. They were trucked to Apopka all the way from Farmington, New Mexico. You might think the cost of trucking pumpkins more than 1,900 miles would eliminate any possibility of turning a profit. But you would be wrong.Trinity started the pumpkin patch three years ago when they partnered with Pumpkin Patch Fundraisers.Pumpkin Patch Fundraisers (PPF), began in 1974 in North Carolina with 3 acres of pumpkins and a partnership with one church. They agreed to let the church sell the pumpkins and they would share the proceeds. There was no contract, no legal proceedings…just a handshake and trust in each other. Richard and Janice Hamby have been growing pumpkins and adding church and non-profit partners ever since.PPF absorbs all of the costs associated with growing, harvesting and shipping. To ensure that their partners have a successful patch, PPF bears all of the risk of loss due to theft and spoilage.After being hit by Hurricane Hugo PPF moved their farming operations to the Navajo Indian Reservation in Farmington, New Mexico. They grow pumpkins on 1,200 acres and employee over 700 Native Americans during the harvest months of September and October. They also have a full time off-season NM staff that is comprised of entirely Native Americans. This has a positive and lasting impact on a region with 42% unemployment.The PPF pumpkin patch family has grown to over 1,200 organizations. The revenue split works on a sliding scale depending on volume. PPF limits their share to no more than 40% of sales.Like all PPF pumpkin patches the patch at Trinity is much more than a place to buy a few pumpkins. As the photos show, tt is truly a pumpkin patch experience.Monday, October 31st is the last day to experience the pumpkin patch at Trinity. They are open today (Saturday), from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, tomorrow (Sunday) and Monday from Noon to 7:00 PM. Trinity Baptist Church is located at 1022 South Orange Blossom Trail in Apopka.Trinity has already sold more than 600 pumpkins, but there are still many quality pumpkins in the patch, including the increasingly hard to find white pumpkins!Use this link to get directions and learn more about Trinity’s Pumpkin Patch.
Switzerland 2007 Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/438435/villa-m-niklaus-graber-christoph-steiger-architekten Clipboard photographs: Dominique M.WehrliPhotographs: Dominique M.Wehrli+ 20 Share Photographs Projects ArchDaily Year: “COPY” Villa M / Niklaus Graber + Christoph Steiger ArchitektenSave this projectSaveVilla M / Niklaus Graber + Christoph Steiger ArchitektenSave this picture!© Dominique M.WehrliHouses•Switzerland Year: Villa M / Niklaus Graber + Christoph Steiger Architekten CopyCollaborator:David ZimmermannSite Manager:Andrea BlättlerStructural Engineering:Joseph SchwartzElectro Planning:Geltech AG, HochdorfHls Planning:Ingenieurbüro M.Stolz, ZugBuilding Physics:Ragonesi Strobel PartnerCountry:SwitzerlandMore SpecsLess Specs “COPY” Architects: Niklaus Graber + Christoph Steiger Architekten Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Dominique M.WehrliText description provided by the architects. The location and the volumetric organisation of the villa interpret the specific qualities of the site on both a larger and a smaller scale. The topography of the land, which slopes gently down to the lake, the incomparable view and the sunny position generate a multi-structured building that divides the linear plot of land into different areas. Forecourt, court terrace and shore zone form a sequence of specific venues that accompany the inhabitants and visitors from the roads to the lake. The vertical staggering and the expansion of the building respond in a subtly differentiated way to the different neighbourhoods and inner and outer views while achieving precise settlement in the land. Save this picture!© Dominique M.WehrliRecommended ProductsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedThe potential of the varied programme of rooms develops in an interesting interplay for interior and exterior areas that are organised as a spatial sequence. Various building sections destined for specific functions are interwoven while at the same time creating specific places with their own identity and mood. Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessHow Much Do Architects Earn Around the World?Architecture NewsTalking With ThomArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/438435/villa-m-niklaus-graber-christoph-steiger-architekten Clipboard 2007 CopyAbout this officeNiklaus Graber + Christoph Steiger ArchitektenOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesSwitzerlandPublished on October 16, 2013Cite: “Villa M / Niklaus Graber + Christoph Steiger Architekten” 16 Oct 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Home Indiana Agriculture News State Ag Leaders United in Support of TPP SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter State Ag Leaders United in Support of TPPDirectors of state ag departments gathered in Nebraska last week and are united in support of increased trade as a way of helping the U.S. farm economy to recover. Ted McKinney represented Indiana at the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) meeting in Lincoln. He told HAT there was a good deal of concern about the state of the ag economy, “Everybody is seeing this tightness from low commodity prices. It has driven a lot of discussion and calls for more to be done to improve trade.”Ted McKinneyHe said there was bi-partisan support passage of the Trans Pacific Partnership treaty, as a way of improving agricultural trade, “I have not talked to one director or secretary here that is not in support of TPP. Everyone here believes it is critical for both the short term and long term success of American agriculture.”The organization also took a strong stand in calling for more state say in federal farm policy. NASDA’s board of directors unanimously approved the group’s “Call to Action to 2020: Advancing Agriculture through Enhanced Partnerships,” underscoring the importance of what NASDA President Greg Ibach called “cooperative federalism.” Ibach, who is also Nebraska’s Director of Agriculture, said the Call to Action was drafted after an “escalation” of what he said were “hostile” rulemaking and policy proposals by federal agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency’s “Waters of the U.S.” rule and Labor Department regulations governing pesticide applicators. In a briefing for reporters prior to the initiative’s adoption, Ibach said, in some cases, rules were drafted with little or no input from the states or suggestions made by NASDA during comment periods were ignored.Other issues discussed included organic livestock standards, renewable energy, and pollinators, “We have got to lift up the whole pollinator issue, but it has to be done from a balanced point of view,” said McKinney. He added there are a number of factors impacting the loss of pollinators and not just chemicals. McKinney said there was also a good deal of discussion about the consolidation taking place in seed and crop input companies. By Gary Truitt – Sep 25, 2016 State Ag Leaders United in Support of TPP SHARE Previous articleSenate Report Shows Need for Congressional Action on WOTUSNext articleMorning Outlook Gary Truitt
Sign up for DS News Daily bottom-tier Education Home Home Prices Homeowners housingm home values Residents top-tier Zillow 2019-02-22 Radhika Ojha February 22, 2019 1,613 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Tagged with: bottom-tier Education Home Home Prices Homeowners housingm home values Residents top-tier Zillow Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News How Home Values Affect Education About Author: Radhika Ojha Previous: Counsel’s Corner: Navigating the Bankruptcy Space Next: Quandis’ New Functionality for Default Servicing The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / How Home Values Affect Education The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Access to the best quality of education might well depend on the value of your home, according to a study by Zillow. The latest Zillow Housing Aspirations Report, a semi-annual survey of 10,000 Americans in 20 large metro areas, found that residents in areas with lower home values perceived worse access to education and jobs.Among amenities like access to education, transit, job opportunities, and other amenities, the report indicated that education saw the biggest gap in the perceived access between areas where median home values were in the lower one-third of all neighborhoods (bottom tier) and those where the median home values were in the highest one-third (top tier).It found that less than 40 percent of the people in bottom-tier areas said they had relatively good access to high-quality education in their neighborhood, versus 70 percent in the top-tier. With a 57-point difference, the largest gap was found in St. Louis with only 27 percent of bottom-tier neighborhood residents reporting good access to high-quality education, compared to 81 percent in the top tier. Other midwest metros, including Detroit and Chicago, also had large perceived gaps in educational access, with “point differentials of 40 and 36 between bottom- and top-tier neighborhoods, respectively.”Among cities where this gap is the narrowest, the report said that equal footing was only because access to top-quality education was perceived to be weak all around. The report noted that in cities like Las Vegas and Tampa less than 50 percent of respondents from all value tiers expressed satisfaction with their educational access.However, Los Angeles was an exception where “good perceived access to education” was shared across the tiers. It was the only metro where more than half of the residents from bottom-tier neighborhoods said they were satisfied with their access.”No matter where you live, odds are you think your neighborhood is meeting your basic needs,” said Skylar Olsen, Director of Economic Research and Outreach at Zillow. “But schools can be harder to evaluate, and a lot depends on what each individual student’s needs are. “At the other end of the spectrum, the report indicated that access to public transit systems is better in less valuable neighborhoods with residents in communities with lower home values saying they had relatively good access to public transportation in 19 of the 20 metros surveyed.Click here to read the full report. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles
Home » COVID-19 support » ‘Become a hybrid estate agent for just £99’ offer launched previous nextAgencies & People‘Become a hybrid estate agent for just £99’ offer launchedTelford and London based NU:move wants to give agents looking for new opportunities a chance to get back on their feet after the crisis.Nigel Lewis7th April 20200967 Views Sales and letting agents looking to be there own boss and run a franchised local estate agency can set up for just £99 with no operating costs for the first year, hybrid agency Nu:move has revealed.The new offer is designed to help agents who have lost their jobs or acquired a taste for working from home to set up as hybrid estate agents once the Coronavirus pandemic has passed.“This is an unprecedented time in our history. The pandemic is having an impact on the health of our loved ones, the businesses we rely upon, the health of the global economy, and the way we live our daily lives,” says Nu:move group chairman TJ Singh.“We fully understand that we cannot complete viewings and to put properties on the market is not top of the agenda.“It is time for estate agents to get ready in the background; we need experienced estate and lettings agents to join our journey to redefine the property sector.”80 agentsNu:move already has 20 regional directors many of whom are experienced industry players, but is now looking for approximately 80 local agents to help grow the company.The hybrid agency, which lists its properties on all the three portals, says it is waiving its set up and initial running costs to help agents hoping to become self-employed during this difficult time.This includes waiving its usual £3,995-£10,000 set-up fees depending on territory size and its monthly £215 service charge for its tech and head office support function, which will only kick in after the second year.The company enables agents to keep 80% of their commission from sales and lettings transactions. Find out more here. TJ Singh nu:move hybrid estate agent April 7, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021
Professor Les Ebdon has been formally announced as head of the university fair access body, despite opposition from MPs on the selection committee.Business Secretary Vince Cable has rejected attempts to block Professor Ebdon as the head of OFFA (the Office for Fair Access), which aims to “safeguard and promote fair access to higher education.”Professor Ebdon caused controversy after referring to national university rankings as “a snobs’ table” which guarantees that “institutions like Cambridge and Oxford are always at the front, while newer places bring up the rear.”He also deplored the UK’s “Oxbridge obsession,” referred to the “well-off and well-heeled” Russell Group as “these people,” and claimed that for privately educated students, the rise in tuition fees “might not seem an awful lot of money.”Russell Group Director General Dr Wendy Piatt told Cherwell, “We sincerely hope that the new director of OFFA will come to recognise the tough challenges we face in trying to widen access.”However she expressed concern that, “The access agreements risk focusing too much on regulation rather than resolving the real problems. The emphasis on targets and powers for OFFA could distract attention, effort and resources from the many successful access schemes run by Russell Group universities or even disincentivise universities from continuing with some activities in deprived areas which target the students who are the hardest to reach.”Nadia Odunayo, a second year student at University College, agreed, commenting, “Les Ebdon clearly wants to make big changes, but it is important that he does not lose sight of where the real problems lie. A big factor in the whole access issue is to do with problems that begin at school level and the underlying weakness in many applicants is not solved by merely putting pressure on universities to accept a more diverse range of students.”Corpus Christi student Samuel Newhouse noted, “Any blame attributed to universities carries the absurd assertion that a significant number of tutors, who are some of the most intelligent people in the country, carry backward, ignorant prejudices. Ebdon and a worrying number of MPs spout clichés without having truly considered the problem.”However, some have emerged in support of Professor Ebdon’s appointment. Robin McGhee, Liberal Democrat candidate for Oxford City Council and St Anne’s undergraduate, commented, “I’m delighted Les Ebdon has been appointed OFFA director. Like me, he is a solid opponent of tuition fee increases. Unfortunately the Lib Dems had to have some trade-offs with the Tories to get him appointed. But I like to think of Coalition trade-offs as like Pokemon cards. You have to part tearfully with the shiny Blastoise but, by God, you get an Articuno in exchange.”A spokesperson for Oxford University said, “The director of OFFA is an important role for the sector. We will continue to work constructively with the new director and look forward to welcome him in Oxford in due course.”