Gun violence victim Carolyn Tuft speaks at prayerful procession

first_img Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate Diocese of Nebraska In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 Featured Events Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS [Episcopal News Service — Salt Lake City] Carolyn Tuft speaks about her pain and horror as a victim of a 2007 mass shooting at Trolley Square Mall in Salt Lake City.Although Tuft survived the shooting, her daughter Kirsten died from a gunshot wound to the head.Addressing the Claiming Common Ground Against Gun Violence march on the morning of June 28 in Salt Lake City, Tuft explains why the United States needs fewer guns and calls for stronger action to combat gun violence. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Gun Violence March 2015, The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group General Convention 2015, Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Press Release Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Gun Violence, TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Gun violence victim Carolyn Tuft speaks at prayerful procession Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Advocacy Peace & Justice, Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Smithfield, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Posted Jun 28, 2015 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Bath, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Director of Music Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Knoxville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI General Convention, Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Collierville, TN Tags Press Release Service Featured Jobs & Calls Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Video Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK last_img read more

Time is money for ChildLine

first_img Howard Lake | 16 October 2003 | News Each call to the speaking clock costs 10p and BT is donating every penny of this to ChildLine.This is not the first time that a charity has benefited from the BT speaking clock service. In March 2003 Lenny Henry’s voice gave the time and raised over £200,000 for Comic Relief. Alicia becomes only the fifth voice to have acted as the speaking clock since it was first established in 1936.  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Tagged with: Research / statistics BT is donating proceeds from every call to its speaking clock service this week to ChildLine.Callers to the 123 number from 13-20 October 2003 will hear the voice of 12-year old Alicia Roland speaking the current time. She won this role in a nationwide competition, part of BT’s Big Listen campaign, a week of activities that encourages adults to listen to young people and raise funds for ChildLine.Each 10 second time announcement is preceded by Alicia saying “It’s time to listen to young people.” Advertisement Time is money for ChildLinelast_img read more

Charity Logistics appoints Judith Rich to policy post

first_img  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Management Recruitment / people Judith Rich OBE, FInstF, is to join voluntary sector support services provider Charity Logistics as a part-time Director of Policy.She will use her extensive experience and knowledge to advise on policy issues relating to the charity’s expanding range of services to the not-for-profit sector, including insurance premiums, energy management, logistical support and disaster recovery. Her role will also involve Parliamentary and Government liaison, including a watching brief for Charity Logistics on developments around the new Draft Charities Bill.Judith was previously Chief Executive of Cards for Good Causes. Since retiring from this role, she has been advising a number of charities and working across the sector on governance issues. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 9 January 2004 | News Charity Logistics appoints Judith Rich to policy post AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

BUILDING PERMITS: April 4 – April 17, 2021

first_img By Odessa American – April 25, 2021 Pinterest Twitter Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp BUILDING PERMITS: April 4 – April 17, 2021 Twittercenter_img NEW RESIDENTIALSBetenbough Homes, 1317 E 92nd St., $172,950; John Mcknight/Silver Leaf Homes, 103 Patriot Ave., $260,825; John Mcknight/Silver Leaf Homes, 5408 Lamont Ave., $277,700; Dr Horton, 1903 Palo Duro Drive, $135,485; Forming House Construction, 606 Wabash Ave., n.a.; Dr Horton, 1805 Ebbets Drive, $158,235; Dr Horton, 7504 Horton Ranch Road, $144,390; Betenbough Homes, 1503 E 89th St., $291,950; Betenbough Homes, 1522 E 89th St., $244,950; Betenbough Homes, 1524 E 89th St., $291,950; Dr Horton, 6 Oconnor Court, $221,390; Dr Horton, 10 Senita Court, $221,390; Dr Horton, 8628 Alnwick Drive, $183,715; Dr Horton, 8632 Alnwick Drive, $204,450; Betenbough Homes, 1222 Big Easy St., $208,950; Betenbough Homes, 1221 Big Easy St., $229,950; Betenbough Homes, 1316 E 93rd St., $179,950; Betenbough Homes, 1220 Big Easy St., $223,950; Betenbough Homes, 1219 Big Easy St., $224,950; Betenbough Homes, 1218 Big Easy St., $232,950; Betenbough Homes, 1217 Big Easy St., $196,950; Betenbough Homes, 1216 Big Easy St., $211,950; Betenbough Homes, 1212 Big Easy St., $205,950; Betenbough Homes, 1104 Big Easy St., $280,950; Roland & Maria Espinoza/Hignojos New Home Construction, 8701 Pica Ave., n.a.; Betenbough Homes, 1324 Masquerade Blvd., n.a.; Dr Horton, 2 Senita Court, $173,575; Dr Horton, 1803 Palo Duro Drive, $135,810; Dr Horton, 7545 Starry Sky Court, $151,670; Dr Horton, 7546 Starry Sky Court, $168,570; Dr Horton, 7 Senita Court, $221,390; Dr Horton, 8632 Rutland Drive, $218,945; Betenbough Homes, 1318 E 93rd St., $177,950; Betenbough Homes, 1215 Big Easy St., $197,950; Betenbough Homes, 1214 Big Easy St., $233,950; Betenbough Homes, 1207 Big Easy St., $208,950; Dr Horton, 1802 Palo Duro, $150,240; Dr Horton, 1804 Palo Duro, $158,235; Dr Horton, 4/13/2021 1805 Palo Duro Drive, $143,155; Dr Horton, 1806 Palo Duro, $168,830; Dr Horton, 1808 Palo Duro, $142,635; Dr Horton, 1809 Palo Duro Drive, $155,245; Dr Horton, 1810 Palo Duro, $150,240; Dr Horton, 1811 Palo Duro Drive, $158,235; Dr Horton, 1812 Palo Duro, $155,635; Dr Horton, 1814 Palo Duro, $150,110; Dr Horton, 1815 Palo Duro Drive, $143,155; Dr Horton, 1817 Palo Duro Drive, $150,240; Dr Horton, 1819 Palo Duro Drive, $158,235; Dr Horton, 1820 Palo Duro Drive, $155,245; Dr Horton, 1821 Palo Duro Drive, $168,830; Dr Horton, 1823 Palo Duro Drive, $150,240; Dr Horton, 1825 Palo Duro Drive, $143,155; Dr Horton, 1 Salers Court, $172,990; Dr Horton, 3 Charolais Road, $176,125; Dr Horton, 4 Charolais Road, $183,585; Dr Horton, 8 Charolais Road, $161,420; Dr Horton, 12 Charolais Road, $183,585; Dr Horton, 15 Charolais Road, $150,565; Dr Horton, 6940 Charolais Road, $176,125; Dr Horton, 6948 Charolais Road, $150,110; Morgan Warrick/Dr Horton, 6950 Charolais Road, $172,275; Dr Horton, 7010 Holstein Court, $176,125; Dr Horton, 7006 Holstein Court, $204,010; Dr Horton, 7503 Horton Ranch Road, $157,000.Total: 65 permits, $11,560,215RESIDENTIAL ADDITIONS ALTERATIONS & CONVERSIONSMarcy Tombosky/Idee Interiors, 1604 Santa Monica Ave., $19,000; Diana Ornelas/Ecisd/Lone Star Signs, 3511 Maple Ave., n.a.; Rosa Corrales , 311 Amburgey Ave., n.a.; Aaron Locy Basin Renovations LLC, 3001 E 21st St., $15,000; Gustavo Jiminez J Rice Enterprises LLC, 806 W 22nd St., $26,000; Nguyen Designer & Consulting, 4103 Faudree Road, $48,500; Frank Hernandez, 602 E 56th St., n.a.; Daniel Lujan, 602 E 95th St., $10,000; Cleve Wilks, 4504 Bonham Ave., n.a.; Lee Trujillo, 4904 Delwood Ave., n.a.; Jose Lujan, 708 Blackstone Ave., n.a.; Scot Edmondson/Ram Structures LLC, 4008 Maple Ave., n.a.; Dl Jones, 3625 Eisenhower Road, $2,500; Gerardo Diaz, 1216 S Lee Ave., n.a.; Manuel Palacio, 3805 Merrill Ave., n.a.; Jose Angel Acosta, 3605 Walnut Ave., n.a.; Bobby Herod Juarez, 1311 E 36th St., n.a.; Julia L Trejo Fence , 1120 W Monahans St., n.a.; Jesus Prieto, 3526 Maple Ave., $2,500; Emma & Danny Rodriguez, 1417 Haywood Ave., n.a.; Damian Hernandez, 1100 N Hancock Ave., n.a.; Ignacio Morales, 2014 Baca Drive, n.a.; Ekenedilichukwu Okoye/Once Upon A House Property Solutions LLC, 3020 W 15th St., n.a.; Hunter Burnett Planet Construction, 6404 Desoto Drive, $28,000; Elizabeth Dominguez, 1806 W 23rd St., n.a.; Blanca Porras, 1315 N Muskingum Ave, n.a.; Nick Moore/Rhino Precision Grading & Construction LLC, 8714 Dublin Ave, $16,188; Villa Rosa Development LLC, 3850 Mission Blvd., $50,000; Keith Jankowski, 2716 Bagley Ave, $5,000; Manuel Espinoza, 3922 Maple Ave, n.a.; Peggy Whitefield. 1409 E 13th St., $4,000.Total: 31 permits, $226,688NEW COMMERCIALSJesus Sanchez/Texan Elite Contractors LLC, 401 Bunche Ave., $205,000; Shawn Pickrell/Pay And Save Inc-Dba Lowes’ Market/ Willborn New Construction, 1621 N Texas Ave., $350,000.Total: 2 permits, $555,000COMMERCIAL ADDITIONS ALTERATIONS & CONVERSIONSHarrison French & Associates, 1901 W I20, n.a.; Eddie Nunez/Mcdonald’s Usa, LLC/Texstar Cimarron LLC, 1901 W I20, $250,000; James Li/Vascualr Center Of The Permian Basin/Cooper Construction Co. Inc., 612 N Washington Ave., n.a.; Texas Roadhouse, 4221 N Grandview Ave., $8,000; Austin Keith/Pinkies Nc Sturgeon, 4101 Medical Park Drive, $160,000; Sam Leyva/Garely’s Mexican Restaurant/Tradition Builders, 8200 E Highway 191, n.a.; Odessa College/Miguel’s Backhoe Service, 203 Cummings Drive, n.a.Total: 7 permits, $418,000Total: 105 permits, $12,759,903 BusinessBuilding Permits Facebook TAGSbuilding permits WhatsApp Previous articlePET OF THE WEEK: MaggieNext articleTHE IDLE AMERICAN: A look back at immovable coaches Odessa Americanlast_img read more

DS News Webcast: Wednesday 9/24/2014

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Florida Home Sales, Prices Buck National Trend Next: Maryland Woman Convicted for Role in Mortgage Fraud Scam Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles The burden of student loan debt is preventing potential home buyers from starting households, which in turn is hindering overall economic growth, according to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director Richard Cordray in remarks made on Tuesday. Cordray said the country is feeling the domino effect of student loan debt, which often takes many years to repay and may “prevent people from achieving other financial milestones,” such as buying a home. Heavy student debt is preventing the formation of new households, which is a key driver of economic growth.Tools are available now to assist consumers with managing their student loan debt, Cordray said. CFPB has partnered with the Department of Education to develop a set of online tools known as Paying for College, which helps better educate students and their families as to what their financing options are when deciding how to cover educational costs. CFPB also offers answers to common questions it is asked regarding consumer finances, including student loans, in a feature known as Ask CFPB. Notably, CFPB now handles individual consumer complaints regarding student loans.American consumers’ enthusiasm for the housing market rose over the summer from the year’s start, but expectations for future market performance have become more subdued, according to survey results released by Zillow. The company’s latest Housing Confidence Index, released on Tuesday, rose to 64.2 in its latest reading, up from 63.7 in January. Two of the three component sub-indices improved through the summer; however, the gauge of expected future changes in home values and affordability fell slightly, decreasing to 66.1—in line with the company’s forecast of home value growth decreasing over the next year. The index ranges on a 100-point scale, with readings above 50 indicating overall positive sentiment. 2014-09-24 Jordan Funderburk Share Save DS News Webcast: Wednesday 9/24/2014 About Author: Jordan Funderburk Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Featured / DS News Webcast: Wednesday 9/24/2014center_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily September 24, 2014 781 Views in Featured, Media, Webcastslast_img read more

U.S. Congressman Hensarling Scheduled to Speak on Fifth Anniversary of Dodd-Frank

first_imgSubscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post July 2, 2015 1,039 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Job Gains Total 223,000 in June, But Wage Growth Stalls; Participation Rate Stays Low Next: FHFA Seeking $13 Billion From RBS in Mortgage-Backed Securities Suitcenter_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago U.S. Congressman Hensarling Scheduled to Speak on Fifth Anniversary of Dodd-Frank Related Articles U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) will speak out along with a panel of financial regulation experts on the need for financial reform at an American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Event in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, July 21 – the fifth anniversary of the passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, according to an announcement from AEI.In an event titled “Dodd-Frank’s Unhappy Fifth Birthday,” Hensarling, who is the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, will speak about where the country stands financially today and what reforms are needed for the country to experience robust economic growth.A panel of experts will discuss why reform is necessary and where it is most urgent, preceding Hensarling’s remarks. The panel will include Mark Calabria of the Cato Institute; Chris Iacovella of Bloomberg LP; Alex J. Pollock of AEI; and J.W. Verret of Mercatus Center.In mid-May, the Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing entitled “The Dodd-Frank Act and Regulatory Overreach” to discuss the controversial reform legislation that was enacted in 2010 in the wake of the financial crisis. The Subcommittee determined at that hearing that the 2008 crisis was not caused by insufficient regulation of the private financial sector, particularly Wall Street, but rather the cause was government housing policies that pushed people into buying homes they could not afford.AEI described Dodd-Frank as legislation that “may be the most expansive and restrictive financial-services regulation since the New Deal, giving enormous new authority to the Federal Reserve, Financial Stability Oversight Council, and Consumer Financial Protection Board.”One of the witnesses at that House Subcommittee hearing in May, Hester Peirce, Director of the Financial Group at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, pointed out that the drafters of Dodd-Frank were working without full information since a report on the cause of the financial crisis was not issued by the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission until six months after Dodd-Frank was passed into law. Peirce said in her testimony that because of accumulating failures and bailouts from the financial crisis that called for quick financial reform, Dodd-Frank was “the product of fear and fury, not careful analysis.”Since the passage of Dodd-Frank five years ago, Republicans have made many attempts to chip away at the law. In January, a bill passed with some Democratic support in the House that delays the implementation of part of the “Volcker Rule,” a key piece of Dodd-Frank that limits risky trading by financial institutions by giving financial firms an additional two years (until 2019) to sell off their collateralized loan obligations, or bundled debt.Click here to watch the July 21 event live online. The event will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Eastern time. Share Save Home / Daily Dose / U.S. Congressman Hensarling Scheduled to Speak on Fifth Anniversary of Dodd-Frank American Enterprise Institute Dodd-Frank Act U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling 2015-07-02 Brian Honea About Author: Brian Honea The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Tagged with: American Enterprise Institute Dodd-Frank Act U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Newslast_img read more

Anger as hoax device causes homes to be evacuated in Strabane

first_img Google+ Google+ Twitter Homepage BannerNews Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 There’s been widespread condemnation after a security alert involving a hoax device caused several homes to be evacuated yesterday evening.Detectives are appealing for witnesses after the hoax device was left in the area of St Mary’s Drive/Beechmount Avenue in Strabane shortly before 5pm.A number of homes had to be evacuated as ATO examined the device.Police say the object in question was quite large and located in a busy area and so are hopeful that someone may have seen something to assist in their enquiries.They’re appealing for people to check their dash cams if they were in the area between 4pm-5pm yesterday.Anyone with any information can contact detectives at Strand Road on 101 quoting reference 1379 01/06/19. Previous articleDownings return to All Ireland Gaeltacht FinalNext articleRSA urge caution as eight die on Irish roads in past week News Highland By News Highland – June 2, 2019 Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Anger as hoax device causes homes to be evacuated in Strabane Pinterest WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th last_img read more

Brantley sings praises for his love of pluots

first_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author He wanted to introduce her to the love of his life – the pluot.“I called the experimental orchard where the pluot was being grown and literally begged them to let us come and tour the orchards,” Brantley said.The young couple toured the experimental orchards of fruit breeder Floyd Zaiger with 150 people in the fruit industry and tasted the different varieties of fruit that were to be patented and released.“What had started as a low-grade interest the pluot grew into a full blown obsession,” Brantley said.“The first pluots patented in the 1980s were fragile and couldn’t be shipped long distances.By the 1990s, development was such that the crop began to trickle out of California to upscale grocery stores. Now, pluots are available at many Wal-Marts and Sam’s Clubs.“The best pluots that I’ve found in Alabama were at a small town Winn Dixie. It all depends on the guy unpacking the fruit and how well it’s handled. The pluot is an incredible tasting fruit.It’s higher in sugar than other plums so it can be picked green and shipped long distances and still have the sugar and flavor that makes it so unique.”Brantley could have been satisfied with buying and devouring four pounds of pluots every few days but eating them wasn’t enough to satisfy his curiosity.He couldn’t stop thinking about the fruit.“While I was in California, I was writing a food column for a newspaper and was surprised that anybody could get paid for writing about food,” he said, laughing.And he took every opportunity to sing the praises of the pluot.A move to Massachusetts brought new opportunities to Brantley.But, he didn’t forget about the pluot.The more he thought about the unique fruit and the more he learned, the more he wanted to share his love of the combo fruit.In 2006, he wrote a proposal for a book about the pluot and a publisher bit.Around the same time, he and a friend, who was in school with him at Mountain Brook, created a food and cooking website, cookthink, and it was taking off.Although he wasn’t putting his French and philosophy degrees to use, he was doing what he loved.“My dad, Bill Brantley, a Brundidge native, and my mom love to cook and dad always has a pot of something on the stove,” Brantley said.“I was exposed to that kind of thing. I love food and cooking and I continued to be amazed that somebody would write about food.”While in Massachusetts, Brantley worked as a cheese maker for about four years and worked on his book, “The Perfect Fruit – Pluot” which hit bookstores nationwide about two weeks ago.“The title of the book is a little misleading,” Brantley said. It’s actually a documentary type book detailing the fruit industry in California and the beginnings of specific hybrid fruits. I never knew there was this much to know about stone fruit.”And, one former Trojan has already read the book and fallen in love Brantley’s work – and the pluot.‘It’s a sheer joy to read and hold a book written by a former student,” said Kathy Lawrence, who taught Brantley as Mountain Brook Junior High School.“I smile when I think of how many time I wrote on Chip’s report card, ‘A writer!’ or ‘A Poet’ and, finally, ‘A Reflection of his Pike County Roots.’ Bill always got a kick out of that.”Lawrence said Brantley had the writer’s eye from the get go.“Writers are always looking for unique angles and Chip found one in the pluot,” she said.“And I can’t wait to see what angle he takes next.” Brantley was so taken with the flavor of the fruit that he sought out the woman who was selling them. She didn’t really know anything, “Come back next week.”“I bought four pounds of the fruit and I was sold on it,” Brantley said.“A short time later, I was at another farmers market and saw the same fruit and learned that it was a pluot, a hybrid plum – a cross between a plum and an apricot — bred by an experimental grower in Modesto. I didn’t know anything like that could be done.”In June of 2001, Brantley’s future bride came to California and he wanted to show her a fantastic time. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits In 2000, he was in Los Angeles working with the producer of an online magazine.There weren’t many places around the office to grab lunch so Brantley often made his way to a nearby farmers market.“I’d go there just about every Tuesday and one day, in early August, I picked up a yellow piece of fruit that looked like a plum,” he said. “It seemed a bit overripe and was really juicy and had the most incredible flavor. It wasn’t like any plum that I remembered eating.” Book Nook to reopen Sponsored Content Falling in love at first sight isn’t all that uncommon.But, when one falls in love with a fruit …. well, that experience belongs to only a few.Chip Brantley chuckles when he tells how he fell in love with a pluot. By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like Stewart talks banking systems Troy University’s finance professor Robert Earl Stewart isn’t an expert on Colonial Bank. But, he does know a thing or… read more By Jaine Treadwell Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Print Article Latest Stories Skip Brantley sings praises for his love of pluots Published 10:00 pm Friday, August 21, 2009last_img read more

Bush grandkids recall 41’s ‘incredibly goofy’ side

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — While he was the serious leader of the free world, to Ashley and Marshall Bush, former President George H.W. Bush was the lovable, joke-cracking granddad who attended their school plays and even had a cameo in one of their high school musicals.In an interview Monday on ABC’s Good Morning America, the two granddaughters of the 41st president of the United States, who died Friday at the age of 94, said the biggest lesson he taught them was “humility.”“A couple of years ago I sat down and asked him a few questions. I was just so struck by his humility at one question, in particular. I asked what had impacted him the most in his life and he talked about when he was a 20-year-old pilot and he teared up … and how that had sort of motivated and inspired him for the rest of his life,” Ashley Bush, 29, told ABC News’ Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos.She recalled her grandfather and grandmother, former first lady Barbara Bush, who died in April, always being there to support them.“I mean, our grandfather belonged, of course, to us, but also to the world,” said Ashley Bush, 29, the daughter of Neil Bush. “But yet he would have these moments and come to our plays and even make cameos in our high school musical. It’s very grounded. While he was part of the whole world, he was very grounded and certainly made us all feel very loved and made us feel very special.”Marshall Bush, 32, the daughter of the Marvin Bush, recalled visiting her grandparents in Washington.“As crazy as it sounds, it was very normal for me because when I was born he was in the vice president’s house, and then from about 3 to 7 [year old], he was in the White House,” Marshall Bush said. “So, really to me, and again it’s completely bizarre, but the White House was just my grandfather’s house, my grandparents’ house, where they lived and where I went and hung out with them, went swimming in their pool and played with their dogs. It was normal life to me. It’s just how it was, like anyone going to see their grandparents, with a little extra security.”Marshall described being at her grandfather’s bedside with family and close family friends when the former president took his last breath.“It was just really peaceful,” she said. “I was so happy that I could be there for him and with my family and our closest family friends and just be able to make sure that he knew we were there, he knew we loved him. [We] just comforted him as much as we could and tried and make the very last part of his life as comfortable and loving as he made ours.”Both granddaughters, among the former president’s 14 grandchildren, said they’ll miss his “incredibly goofy side.”“He did a lot of silly, completely ridiculous things just to make sure that we were all smiling and laughing, and having fun,” Marshall said.Ashley added: “He always tried to make us laugh. I feel like, ’till the end, he was cracking jokes.”Marshall said she is “unbelievably lucky” to have had such a granddad.“I could not have had a better influence or really a partner in life,” she said. “He supported us … in every single thing we did. As silly as it was, from our school plays to just having a tough day, he was always there to listen and always there to love.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Developer rises to the challenge of floodplain homes

first_imgAgents may soon have a new type of house to sell with a very unusual set of particulars if plans by a Lincolnshire developers are realised.Larkfleet Homes, which is based in Bourne, Lincolnshire and specialises in sustainable homes and green technology, is to build an experimental house that can rise above flood waters on jacks.If tests are successful the house could provide a model that would enable housebuilding on thousands of sites across the UK which at present cannot be developed because of the risking of flooding, the company says.It is now awaiting planning permission to build the house, which will be a three-bedroom detached property on a site near Spalding. All 65 tonnes of house will be raised off the ground using eight mechanical jacks to a height of 1.5 metres and sit on a steel ring beam in place of conventional foundations.Larkfleet says that after the property is built the company is to spend five years testing the jacking system, which will be able to lift the property off the ground to its full height in five minutes.The property would disconnect from mains electricity and other utility supplies but use solar panels to give it ongoing electrical power until waters recede, and Larkfleet says it would envisage residents remaining within the property during a flood.Karl Hick, CEO of The Larkfleet Group of Companies (pictured), said: “The elevating house effectively eliminates the risk of flood damage to homes so that more land across the country can be approved for future home building. This will help to tackle the ‘housing crisis’ that is being caused by the demand for new housing far exceeding the supply.”Larkfleet Group Larkfleet Lincolnshire Karl Hick elevating house November 8, 2016Nigel 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 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Land & New Homes » Developer rises to the challenge of floodplain homes previous nextLand & New HomesDeveloper rises to the challenge of floodplain homesHouse that can be jacked up would enable ‘thousands’ more homes to be built8th November 201601,305 Viewslast_img read more