first_imgLux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about Lux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu)  2020 abridged results.Company ProfileLux Island Resorts Limited, formerly known as Naïade Resorts Limited, is a collection of premium hotels in the Indian Ocean with running operations in Mauritius, the Réunion Island, the Maldives, China, Vietnam, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates. The company however, operates as a subsidiary of IBL Ltd as of May 18, 2018. Lux Island Resorts Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more


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Let me discuss this in more detail.The offerPrivate equity giant Blackstone made a potential takeover offer for the entire issue of St Modwen shares. This means that housebuilder and warehousing company would be valued at £1.2bn.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…I think it’s great that it’s a possible all-cash offer. Investors would receive 542p per share, which is a 21% premium to the closing price of 448p as of Thursday. It’s a fantastic offer for those who already hold St Modwen shares. Unfortunately I’m not one of them.In fact, the board of the FTSE 250 company is in favour of the offer. It’s at a value that management “would be willing to recommend unanimously”. And I’d completely agree with this decision. This opportunity gives shareholders an attractive upside as well as the possibility to cash out of St Modwen shares.What next?The two companies will be working together to ensure this deal makes it over the line. I think it’s worth mentioning, though, that St Modwen has said nothing is guaranteed for now. It said: “The Possible Offer is subject to a number of pre-conditions, including the satisfactory completion of confirmatory due diligence which is currently underway by Blackstone. St Modwen and Blackstone are working closely together to complete Blackstone’s confirmatory due diligence as soon as practicable. Blackstone has confirmed that the Possible Offer is not subject to any financing pre-condition”.A further announcement will be made in due course. I guess I’ll have to wait and see what will happen. But I think that this offer is likely to go through. If this does happen, St Modwen shares are expected to de-list and the company will go private.The companySt Modwen has a £1.4bn property portfolio. The company has a housing arm, a land and regeneration division, and a large logistics real estate business. In fact, warehousing companies have seen huge demand for space due to an increase in online orders during the pandemic.I think Blackstone has been drawn to St Modwen’s logistics business and the potential to develop this further. E-commerce and supply chain are long-term drivers of this division and I reckon the private equity giant may want to capitalise on this further.St Modwen shares: would I buy now?As I write, St Modwen shares are trading at 536p. So if I purchased the stock now and the takeover offer went though, I would have an uplift of 6p, which equates to 1% from my entry point. To me, this upside isn’t too appealing, especially when I have not factored in transaction charges.Of course, there is no guarantee that this deal will go through. Blackstone could walk away, especially if the due diligence unearths some skeletons in the closet. If this happens, then I’d expect St Modwen shares to fall significantly.Until a further update is given, I don’t expect the stock to increase any further than 542p. To me, it makes sense. After all, this is the price at which the cash offer is set. I think most of the opportunity is already priced in. So for now, I won’t be buying St Modwen shares. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Nadia Yaqublast_img read more


first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The March 2020 issue of Rugby World magazine – a Six Nations special – is on sale now.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The French beat Wales 27-23 in dramatic game at Principality Stadium France had a second on the half-hour. Gael Fickou thought he had scored it a couple of minutes previously but it was ruled out for a forward pass earlier in the move. Yet the visitors quickly put pressure back on Wales and forced a lineout five metres out.Rather than set the maul after winning the lineout, Charles Ollivon quickly transferred the ball to Paul Willemse, who burst down the blind side and stretched over the line.Focus: Paul Willemse scores France’s second try (Getty Images)Wales had chances at the end of the half to get a try of their own and opted for a lineout and then two scrums from a series of penalties deep in the France 22 but they couldn’t convert that pressure into points, even when against 14 men following Alldritt’s sin-binning (incidentally Fickou moved from the wing to pack down in the back row in those five-metre scrums). The Edwards-inspired France defence held firm and the visitors led 17-9 at the break.Wales got that elusive try early in the second half when a Nick Tompkins kick ahead forced France to concede a five-metre lineout. The hosts didn’t get over from the maul but recycled and after a bit of pinball Dillon Lewis picked up the ball and grounded it against the right-hand post protector.Yet France were over again when Man of the Match Romain Ntamack picked off a Tompkins pass and sprinted over from his own half. A penalty extended the lead to 11 points.There was a contentious call on 65 minutes when Wales were attacking close to France’s line. Ken Owens went to pass to Josh Adams on the wing but the ball was knocked loose in the tackle by Willemse. Wales felt it was a deliberate knock-on and should have resulted in a penalty try, but the officials thought otherwise, only awarding a scrum.That led to another series of scrums that yielded nothing for Wales because once Demba Bamba came on to replace the binned Haouas it was France who were awarded the scrum penalty.Dan Biggar did get over after in the 74th minute and Tompkins made a promising break in the final moments, but when the penalty he conceded for holding on summed up Wales’ afternoon.France march on. Wales need to work on being more clinical.center_img France keep Grand Slam bid on track with win in CardiffVibrant atmosphere. Huge physicality. Fast and frenetic. This was an entertaining match at the Principality Stadium.It was billed as a big test for France. They had seen off England and Italy at home, but could they achieve the same success away from home? Were they really rejuvenated? Could they beat Wales in Cardiff for the first time since 2010? The answers to all three questions would be yes as they triumphed 27-23.As manager Raphael Ibanez said afterwards: “This is what French fans want to see, a France team delivering for 80 minutes.”After years of underachievement in the Six Nations, France are three wins from three and remain on course for a first Grand Slam since 2010. But had Wales had a better percentage return from chances created it could well have been a different story.Twice they had a series of five-metre scrums when France were reduced to 14 men – Gregory Alldritt sin-binned at the end of the first half and Mohamed Haouas shown a yellow card towards the end of the second half – but on neither occasion could they convert those chances into points.Showing their colours: France fans were out in force in Cardiff (Getty Images)In contrast, France were ruthless in taking their opportunities – a fortuitous bounce creating their first try and an interception leading to their third.Wales were competitive throughout and narrowed the gap to four points with five minutes to go, but whereas in the past France have succumbed to that sort of pressure – remember Wales’ comeback last year? – this time they stood firm.There seems to be more maturity from this French side. They have the talent – backs with pace and footwork, physical forwards – but now also have the game management and maturity to close out matches.There has been plenty of talk of Shaun Edwards’s influence on this French team and it was evident in the ferocity with which the men in blue were competing at the breakdown.The power of their counter rucks meant Wales struggled to keep hold of the ball and lacked fluidity in their attacks. France’s defence as a whole was resolute, particularly as they scrambled to thwart a couple of Welsh breaks in the closing minutes.Anthony Bouthier scored the opening try after six minutes. Teddy Thomas and Leigh Halfpenny had both leapt for a high ball but neither player could take it cleanly and it fell into the path of the France full-back, who rounded Wales’ defence to touch down near the posts. The interception: Romain Ntamack dives over to score a try for France (Getty Images) last_img read more


first_imgScotland v Ireland live stream: How to watch from the UKThe good news is that all Six Nations matches are available on free-to-air TV in the UK. Scotland v Ireland, which kicks off at 3pm this afternoon, will be shown live on BBC in the UK.If you’re from the UK but are overseas when Scotland v Ireland takes place, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.Scotland v Ireland live stream: How to watch from IrelandIn Ireland, the match (kick-off 3pm) is also on free-to-air TV, with Virgin Media One (formerly TV3) broadcasting live coverage of all Six Nations matches. You can also stream live TV through Virgin TV Anywhere if you’d rather watch on your phone, tablet or computer. Scotland v Ireland live stream: How to watch from New ZealandIf you want to tune in to the match from the Land of the Long White Cloud, the match kicks off at 4am on Monday morning on Sky Sport NZ 1.It costs $31.99 a month to add Sky Sport to your Sky Starter pack ($25.99) but if you sign up for 12 months before 30 June 2021 you’ll get your first month free. Plus, you’ll get Sky Go, which allows you to watch live rugby wherever you are.Sky Sport NZ offer Scotland v Ireland live stream: How to watch from EuropeFrance 2, another free-to-air channel, has the rights to broadcast Scotland v Ireland at 4pm in France. In Italy, DMAX is showing the match at 4pm and you can also live stream matches via its online player Dplay. If you’re in Austria, Germany or Switzerland, you can watch Scotland v Ireland at 4pm through the live and on-demand streaming service DAZN.Scotland v Ireland live stream: How to watch from AustraliaFor those in Australia, the match will kick off at 2am in the early hours of Monday and is live on beIN Sports 3. Access to beIN Sports’ Connect package is $19.99 a month or $179.99 for a year and also includes lots of European football action. Plus, there is currently a 14-day FREE trial offer.You can also stream beIN Sports’ coverage live and on-demand through Kayo Sports. A basic package is $25 a month and premium is $35 a month – and they are offering a FREE 14-day trial to new customers.Kayo Sports offer Scotland v Ireland live stream: How to watch from the CanadaSix Nations matches are shown on streaming platform DAZN in Canada.The game will kick off at 11am EST and 7am on the West Coast.Scotland v Ireland live stream: How to watch from AsiaPremier Sports has the rights to broadcast Six Nations matches, like Scotland v Ireland, in Asia and will show matches in 22 territories – Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.A weekly pass to Premier Sports Asia is $25.99 or you can take out a rolling six-month contract for $89.99 or a year’s deal is $129.99.Premier Sports Asia subscription Sean Maitland in action against Ireland (Getty Images) Scotland v Ireland live stream: How to watch the Six Nations from anywhereScotland will want to hit the ground running in their Six Nations clash against Ireland after they had their match against France postponed last month following a Covid-19 outbreak in the French camp. Ireland, meanwhile, will feel confident after claiming their first win in the tournament over Italy two weeks ago.Here are the two match-day squads who will clash at Murrayfield this afternoon…Scotland: Stuart Hogg (captain); Sean Maitland, Chris Harris, Sam Johnson, Duhan van der Merwe; Finn Russell, Ali Price; Rory Sutherland, George Turner, WP Nel, Scott Cummings, Jonny Gray, Jamie Ritchie, Hamish Watson, Matt Fagerson.Replacements: David Cherry, Jamie Bhatti, Simon Berghan, Grant Gilchrist, Nick Haining, Scott Steele, Huw Jones, Darcy Graham.Ireland: Hugo Keenan; Keith Earls, Garry Ringrose, Robbie Henshaw, James Lowe; Jonathan Sexton (captain), Jamison Gibson Park; Cian Healy, Rob Herring, Tadhg Furlong, Iain Henderson, James Ryan, Tadhg Beirne, Will Connors, CJ Stander.Replacements: Ronan Kelleher, Dave Kilcoyne, Andrew Porter, Ryan Baird, Jack Conan, Conor Murray, Billy Burns, Jordan Larmour. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Scotland v Ireland live stream: How to watch from South AfricaIf you want to watch the Six Nations from South Africa, SuperSport is the place to go. The game kicks off at 5pm on SuperSport Rugby.There are various DStv packages available that give access to SuperSport, ranging from Access, which has the Blitz and Variety 4 channels, to Premium, which includes all 18 sports channels.Scotland v Ireland live stream: How to watch from the USAIf you live in the States, the official broadcaster of Six Nations matches is NBC, with matches streamed on Peacock Premium, which is available for $4.99 a month.The match will kick off at 11am EST and 7am on the West Coast.Get Peacock Premium We recommend VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. 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Consuming pirated content that is paid-for is neither endorsed nor approved by Future Publishing.  Don’t miss any of the action at BT Murrayfield Check out our full Scotland v Ireland preview here and below we explain how to find a reliable live stream wherever you are.How to watch Scotland v Ireland from outside your countryIf you’re abroad, but still want to watch your local Six Nations coverage, like Scotland v Ireland, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network.VPNs allow you to get around any geo-blocking by changing your IP address so you appear in a different location and can watch the same legal Six Nations live stream you would at home.Our friends at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPN and recommend ExpressVPN, which is easy to use, has strong security features and allows you to watch on several devices at once, including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs.Plus, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. 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first_imgNewfoundland’s Anglican-Episcopal pipeline By Diana Swift Posted Aug 14, 2015 Rector Washington, DC Submit a Press Release Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 Knoxville, TN August 18, 2015 at 8:22 pm Thank you for this wonderful article.My husband I served the Parish of King’s Cove and the Parish of Burin in Central Nfld from 1974-83. It was marvelous. A great place to bring up to boys. The people of both parishes were more than welcoming to us and we were made to feel right at home. My husband was brought up in Grace Church in Everett, Ma. The parish was made up of maritimers and if they had gone “home” three of them would have been our parishioners in the Parish of Kings Cove.Since the Parish of King’s Cove had 6 congregations, I become the first women licensed under Bishop Genge to conduct morning and evening prayer in three of the congregations while my husband celebrated Eucharist in the other three.It was wonderful to hear the Names of Flower’s Cove, Cow’s Head and to remember the stack beauty of the Rock. Thanks again Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Albany, NY Featured Jobs & Calls Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector Columbus, GA 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 Anglican Communion Rector Bath, NC Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Charlotte Hayden says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments are closed. Featured Events In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Tampa, FL Rector Belleville, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Tags Fr. Steven Maki, the Episcopal rector of Grand Bay parish, at the entrance to Holy Trinity, the parish’s oldest Anglican church. Photo: Kat Findlay[Anglican Journal] The Rev. Steven Maki is part of a long tradition of cross-border religious reciprocity. He’s an American Episcopal priest serving in an Anglican parish in Newfoundland.In fact, the Massachusetts-raised Maki is now ministering in his second parish in the diocese of Western Newfoundland—his first being Flower’s Cove, where he served from 2005 to 2007. For the past 18 months, he’s been priest to the 600-family, three-point parish of Grand Bay, where he hopes to stay for at least four years. Maki is one of three U.S. Episcopal expatriates making up for the scarcity of Anglican clergy in the diocese.Growing up in Lunenburg, Mass., of Finnish Lutheran and French-Canadian Roman Catholic descent, Maki was raised a Lutheran but gravitated as a young adult to The Episcopal Church. “For me, it was a via media between my father’s Lutheranism and my mother’s Roman Catholicism,” he said. Graduating from the Episcopal Divinity School (EDS) in Cambridge, Mass., in 2003, he was invited to the diocese of Western Newfoundland during a visit by retiring Bishop Leonard Whitten and ordained in Flower’s Cove by then Bishop (now Archbishop) Percy Coffin in 2005. After serving that parish for four years, he returned to Boston for a four-year inner-city ministry on Newbury Street.Maki likes the friendliness and the strong basic connections between people in the Anglican church in rural Newfoundland and the informal way things get done. “In the U.S., The Episcopal Church is seen as the church of the elite, of the Mayflower bluebloods who go way back, but here in Newfoundland it’s the church of the people,” he said.Maki also likes Newfoundlanders’ passion for music, fondness for fellowship and the sheer authenticity of their congregations. “I’m especially fond of Holy Trinity at Codroy, the oldest and most traditional church in my parish,” said Maki, who also ministers to St. John the Evangelist in Cape Ray and St. Paul’s in Grand Bay.For decades, U.S. Episcopal priests, many from EDS, have been recruited—to all three Newfoundland dioceses to serve congregations lacking Anglican clergy. Facilitating that vital recruitment is the Rev. Alexander “Randy” Daley, a retired Episcopal priest from the diocese of Massachusetts. “We had a surplus of clergy down here and I felt strongly that that people who had finished divinity school should have a place to go and do the Lord’s work,” said Daley, who himself served in Western Newfoundland’s Stephenville parish after leaving the military. “I’d work with [now retired] Archbishop Stewart Payne of Western Newfoundland and sometimes with [now retired] Bishop Eddie Marsh of Central Newfoundland to send people up there.”Episcopal priests went north to The Rock at the rate of one, sometimes two, a year, for a total of about 35 during Daley’s time, and a smaller number of Anglican priests left Canada to serve in New England. “Anglican bishops have come down from Newfoundland to ordain Episcopal priests in Massachusetts,” Daley said.The three-decade exchange has worked out well, with most  Episcopal priests settling in handily. “I sent up one priest who said, ‘I’m never coming back. It’s paradise up here,’ ” Daley recalled. “So I phoned him in Rocky Harbour in midwinter when I knew there’d be a Newfoundland blizzard brewing, and still he said, ‘I haven’t changed my mind. This is just a wonderful place to be.’ ”One of the longest-serving Episcopal priests he helped send to Newfoundland was the Rev. Robert Elder, a retired U.S. navy chaplain who spent 20 years at Flower’s Cove. That parish, whose Episcopal priest, the Rev. Bryan Pearson, recently returned to the U.S., will soon have another in the person of Boston-trained Fr. Omar Reyes. He will be ordained a deacon at St. Barnabas on September 1 by Archbishop Percy Coffin.If the transition went smoothly for the priests, it didn’t always sit well with Daley’s fellow clergy in Massachusetts. “One seminary professor got angry and said, ‘You’re thwarting our system.’ And I said, ‘Listen, you’ve got about 100 people wanting to go into the ministry and you can only take 10. You’ve got well-qualified people coming out of our seminaries and there’s no reason why they shouldn’t go up there. It’s very welcoming.’ ”Canadian law makes crossing the employment border fairly simple, Daley added. “The bishop can write the immigration authorities and get a priest in right away—with health coverage.”Daley keeps a strong connection with Atlantic Canada in the shape of a farm in Prince Edward Island, which he acquired for $1,200, then built a cabin on for cash-strapped Newfoundland clergy to vacation in. “The farm’s still a going concern,” he said.What about differences between Anglicans and Episcopalians? “There are no major ones,” Daley said. “We’re pretty much alike.” Just as Anglican churches have varying styles of worship, “We have ‘high and crazy, low and lazy, broad and hazy.’ Like in Canada, we’re a very flexible church.”But according to the Rev. James Pratt, a cradle Episcopalian and Boston lawyer-turned-priest who was ordained in Canada by Bishop Whitten and spent more than six years in Western Newfoundland’s parish of Cow Head, the ecclesiastical culture is somewhat different. “In The Episcopal Church there’s more of a tendency toward congregationalism in terms of polity. So there’s a little more independence in the parishes and a bit less power in the bishops,” he said. Hence, the relatively loose organization and less structured way of doing things in Cow head suited him well.Still, he found going from downtown Boston to Cow Head a big switch. “With the exception of the park ranger and a couple of teachers, I was the only outsider,” recalled Pratt, now rector of St. Philip’s in Montreal West. “Everyone else not only had century-old roots in the community but was also related to everybody else!”Newfoundland is a seductive place famed for insinuating itself into the psyches and souls of all who spend time there, drawing them back again and again. But how about those Newfoundland winters with their legendary nor’easters—aren’t they worse even than New England’s? “About the same,” said Daley.“Definitely worse,” said Maki, “because of all that blowing snow.”Looking back, Daley recalls his time on The Rock as an entirely positive experience. “I cried when I left,” he said. “It was the best and least bureaucratic ministry I ever had.” Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Press Release Service Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Comments (1) Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Pittsburgh, PAlast_img read more


first_img Submit an Event Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Diocese of Texas Assistant Bishop Hector Monterroso joins members of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, Waco, on Sept. 16 as they help a family from Holy Spirit Episcopal Church in Houston. Photo: Episcopal Diocese of Texas[Episcopal Diocese of Texas] As the Diocese of Texas continues an energetic response to relief efforts after Hurricane Harvey’s punishing rains, churches and volunteers from across the country have offered help. Within the diocese, congregations have sent teams to muck out homes and church buildings, helping both neighbors and strangers.The Ven. Russ Oechsel, diocesan disaster coordinator, met Crystal while he served as chaplain at one of Houston’s emergency shelters. A day later, Crystal called him desperate for help, and Oechsel met her in a parking lot to give her a couple of gift cards to meet her immediate needs. Her gratitude mixed with tears.Thom’s sister called the Diocesan Center because someone at a Houston Christian radio station told her she could find help for her elderly brother there. Episcopalians moved Thom’s flooded personal belongings to the curb so the landlord could begin cleaning out the apartment. The relief in Thom’s voice was palpable.Yet, there are many areas of Houston that have yet to see work crews or to find hope in the silt on their buckling floors or in the mold growing up their walls. And, in many towns to the south and east of the city, flood waters are still draining.The Rev. Stacy Stringer offered space at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Dickinson to the local United Way agency when its food pantry and offices were submerged in Harvey’s rains. The agency was up and running within a few days after the storm, with church members helping to staff the much-needed food pantry. Two dozen U.S. Coast Guard members from out of state found a place to sleep for the night in the parish hall before they were released to go home, and Stringer even found them rides to the airport. There isn’t a rental car to be found for hundreds of miles. Dickinson’s Lutherans will worship alongside Episcopalians at Holy Trinity until their church can be repaired.In southwest Houston, Iglesia Episcopal San Mateo flooded, as did the homes of many of its members. No one can enter the sanctuary; it’s just too toxic and will require professional remediation to finish what faithful parishioners began to clear out.San Mateo’s rector, the Rev. Janssen J. Gutierrez, his wife Mariely and their two teenagers lost everything in their ground floor apartment to floodwaters. Today they are living on the second floor of their complex, ministering to parishioners and contending with insurance adjusters to repair the church building and offices.Gutierrez, who has been rector of San Mateo for little more than a year, said that many of his members are undocumented and, therefore, have no access to state or federal relief. Christ Church Cathedral, Houston, covered the cost of a tent under which the San Mateo congregation will worship for the next month or so, and Christ Church Cranbrook in Michigan has offered to strike up a long-term relationship.Emmanuel Episcopal Church in far western Houston was under water for more than a week, so nearby Holy Spirit Episcopal Church offered office and worship space to the staff and congregation. The two congregations shared a potluck supper during the weekend.Mission teams from St. Alban’s, Waco, traveled four hours southeast to help clean out Holy Comforter in Spring and rector Jimmy Abbott’s home as soon as the rain subsided. Abbott was then able to turn his attention to parishioners and neighbors who were dealing with the same huge losses.“We are supporting our clergy and our churches so that they are able to do local ministry,” said Bishop Andy Doyle. This isn’t his first rodeo. Hurricane Ike hit the Diocese of Texas in the months between Doyle’s election and consecration. He sees a robust rebuilding response over the next year, tapering through the following two to three years as needs are met.“This is our mission field,” said Karen Wynn, indicating the neighborhoods around Good Shepherd, Friendswood. With debris piled high in front of homes on streets radiating away from Good Shepherd, Wynn, the rector’s wife, was upbeat about helping the community. While the offices and Sunday school rooms were flooded, the parish hall and church remained high and dry. Volunteers already had a whiteboard up and had triaged almost 20 parishioners’ homes to clean out and had five teams working within a day of the storm.Members of St. Andrew’s, in Houston’s Heights, sent teams of people into the neighborhoods to “listen” and check in on their neighbors. They fielded several parishioners to unload $50,000 in donations from McMath Construction in Louisiana. Asked why he brought so much, Don McMath said: “Honestly, we were so busy during Katrina working, we couldn’t do any of this, and it’s bothered me for 12 years. I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to pay back.” The McMath company also brought jambalaya for 500 people and fed people at Gallery Furniture and Iglesia Episcopal San Pablo in Houston before returning home.Northeast of Houston in Atascocita, members of Christ the King Episcopal Church helped six families in the congregation clean up their houses after they flooded. The work included gutting interiors and doing laundry.“On the first Sunday after the storm, I was going to drop off supplies to one of our families,” said the Rev. David Nelson, rector at Christ the King. “As an afterthought, I asked if the family wanted Communion. The mother responded by tearing up, which was all I needed to know.”They celebrated Eucharist on a cooler full of sandwiches and water on the back porch of the house that was flooded with more than 3 feet of water. “The symbolism was powerful. We were feeding people spiritually on top of a cooler, the contents of which literally feed people,” Nelson said. “The participants were also struck by how it reminded them of God’s presence, even in the midst of the mud and muck, tragedy and loss.”The Rev. David Nelson, rector at Christ the King Episcopal Church in Atascocita, joins a family for Eucharist on the family’s back porch. Photo: Christ the KingLocal diocesan response to Harvey is supported by Episcopal Relief & Development with funds and expertise. “Their extensive experience has been invaluable,” Oechsel said. Many clergy expressed gratitude for video training during the immediate aftermath of the storm. The diocese had spiritual care teams at shelters and neighborhoods almost before the five days of relentless rain stopped.The Rev. Lacy Largent continues to coordinate lay and clergy who are interested in joining teams who will listen to flood victims and offer gift cards and further help where needed, connecting people to resources in the church and community. Some churches have sent teams into their neighborhoods just to listen to people affected by the flooding.The scene on Jan and Susie Bromley’s street in Orange could have been seen in Katy, Richmond, Bellaire, Beaumont, Vidor, or many other southeastern Texas communities. Breakfronts that once held heirloom china piled atop soaking carpet and stacks of bent hardwood or parquet flooring piled at the curb. Leather recliners tilted over dining room chairs and dressing tables, children’s stuffed animals and piles of clothing already covered with mold. Then, the wet sheetrock lay on top of it all — a varmint’s dream condominium on street after street.Jan is fighting liver cancer and he is in a wheelchair. As the water rose to the windows, Susie called her grandsons to help move Jan upstairs in the house next door. “I didn’t know if we were even doing the right thing,” Susie said. “He collapsed when we got there finally, and we had to be rescued by boat.” The Bromleys lost both cars in the flood, so the rector of their church loaned them his truck to get to Jan’s chemo treatments.Standing in Susie’s living room, the exposed studs revealed the hall and bedrooms beyond. Fans and a dehumidifier created a din. Tears streaming down her face, Susie hugged Bishop Suffragan Jeff Fisher, who came to visit and pray with the family.Moments of grace abound. They take the form of a circle of prayer or a truck from Pennsylvania filled with pallets of water, food and diapers. There’s the perfect pair of jeans for the man who has no clothes but the ones on his back.The Rev. Steve Balke, rector of St. Stephen’s, Beaumont, carried his son’s air mattress to his car, the superhero sheets flapping in the breeze. Balke has been sleeping on the floor in his office for a few days.An Episcopal Relief & Development Partners in Response team meets at St. Steven’s Episcopal Church in Beaumont with members of the Diocese of Texas. Partners in Response team members are experts who travel to impacted communities in the United States and help diocesan and congregational leaders through the stages of long-term disaster recovery. Photo: Eric Moen/Episcopal Health FoundationThe distribution center at St. Stephen’s is capably run by parishioners, several whom have nothing left to go home to. Their sofas are submerged, their photos are still floating somewhere between the bookshelves and the hall bathroom, the pots and pans are collecting silt beneath the toxic water in the kitchen corner.As supplies continue to ebb and flow, one truck arrived with water and another with more diapers, the floodwater slowly drains in the surrounding fields. Another truck arrives with donations gathered by Hoffpauir Auto Group in Lampasas, another Texas town, about five hours’ drive from Beaumont.The sun is out, and Texans watched the news from Florida as they continue to respond as the Gospel would have us do.— Carol E. Barnwell is Diocese of Texas director of communication. Rector Collierville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID By Carol BarnwellPosted Sep 18, 2017 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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first_imgMonday Feb 16, 2015 Wales edge Scotland in tense Test at Murrayfield Wales picked up their first win of this year’s Six Nations with a gritty 26-23 victory over Scotland at Murrayfield. Both sides scored two tries each, and the game ended in controversy as the hosts felt they should have been allowed to continue their fightback. Scotland scored a late try through Jon Welsh, to add to the early try by Stuart Hogg, but fulltime was blown by referee Glen Jackson when it appeared that there may have still been time on the clock. The loss leaves Scotland without a point from two matches.“From where I was sitting, there was time to take the kick [restart],” said Scotland’s Greig Laidlaw.“The majority of the stadium seemed to feel the same. Whether we would have gone on to score, that’s a different matter. Rome was not built in a day and this team is on a journey with Vern Cotter. I thought the referee forgot how long was on the clock at the end..”View the final whistle incidentScoring two tries apiece, with Ryys Webb and Jonathan Davies scoring for Wales, it was the boot of Leigh Halfpenny that ultimately proved the difference between the two sides, with his one extra penalty giving the visitors the edge.It was Wales’ eighth straight victory over Scotland in the Six Nations, but the Scots will take heart from their performance, and coach Vern Cotter, who ironically used to be in charge of Glen Jackson when he was a player, said that he will submit notes on the referees performance.“We were unconvincing last week and again towards the end today but a win’s a win,” said Wales lock Alun-Wyn Jones post match. “In the last couple of games we’ve been unconvincing but credit to Scotland, they never gave up.”Wales are in fourth position on the table, level with France on points but have a worse points deficit. Scotland are second from the bottom, ahead of Italy, with both sides having lost two from two. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Six Nations 2015 Related Articles 325 WEEKS AGO Courtney Lawes lays into another unsuspecting… 325 WEEKS AGO England and France’s Twickenham thriller… 325 WEEKS AGO Ireland thump Scotland to set up second Championship… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more


first_imgBulletin, Jan. 22 — The Venezuelan Ministry of Defense announced today that the Bolivarian Armed Forces had repelled an attempted attack on their facilities in Caracas. At 2:50 a.m. local time, “A small group of assailants assigned to the zone commando No. 43 of the Bolivarian National Guard, betraying their oath of allegiance to the Homeland and its institutions, moved on two military vehicles, then broke into the headquarters of the urban security outpost located in the town of Petare, Sucrem, removing a cache of weapons of war and kidnapping under threat of death, two officers and two national guard members of the aforementioned outpost,” said Captain Gerson Soto Martínez, commander of the Macarao police coordination post. (Telesur English, Jan. 22)The captain also said that the criminals surrendered and were captured, their weapons recovered, and they are providing information to intelligence agencies. The Bolivarian Armed Forces categorically rejected the acts of the low-ranking officers of the National Guard.While the immediate coup attempt appears crushed, it takes place amid a growing effort by U.S. imperialism and reactionary forces in Latin America to overthrow the legitimate Venezuelan government, using sanctions, subversion and economic sabotage to impoverish the masses. Under those conditions, those who oppose imperialism and colonialism should consider any steps the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela uses to defend itself as legitimate. Jan. 21 — U.S. imperialism and its lackey governments in this hemisphere, with the strategic collaboration of West European imperialism, have opened up an intensified attack on the sovereign Bolivarian government of Venezuela and its president, Nicolás Maduro.The new offensive began Jan. 6 when the 14-country Group of Lima, formed in 2017 allegedly to peacefully resolve conflicts within Venezuela, voted 13 to 1 to prevent representatives of the Venezuelan government from entering their countries. Only the new Mexican government led by President A.M. Lopez Obrador voted against this shameful declaration. The regimes running the other countries — Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and St. Lucia — did the bidding of their local oligarchies and U.S. imperialism.President Maduro was inaugurated Jan. 10 for his second term, based on his overwhelming electoral victory last May, when he got over two-thirds of the votes cast. Even taking into consideration the low turnout in the May election, Maduro had a stronger electoral victory than did right-wing presidents, including Mauricio Macri in Argentina, Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil and Iván Duque in Colombia.U.S. Vice President Mike Pence immediately denounced Maduro’s taking office as illegitimate. Pence and Trump lost the popular vote in the U.S. election in 2016, but that did not stop this arrogant attack on the Venezuelan president. On Jan. 11, a politician with little name recognition inside Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, who headed the now defunct National Assembly, said he was ready to assume the responsibilities of  executive power. Since this sounds exactly like he was calling for a military coup, he was arrested on Jan. 13. Pence, Bolton, Pompeo attack MaduroGuaidó then got further verbal support from Pence, National Security Advisor John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. That means he has the blessing of the most aggressive militarist faction of U.S. imperialism. One can hardly imagine any administration other than the one in Washington openly and unashamedly calling for the overthrow of a sovereign elected government.The posture of this administration makes it imperative for progressive forces inside the United States to defend the sovereignty of Venezuela and thus defend its legitimately elected government.Keep in mind that Venezuela’s National Assembly no longer exists. It was declared null and void for ignoring a court order to remove three legislators for voter fraud in 2016; it was then effectively relieved of its legislative responsibilities. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza tweeted on Jan. 16, “Venezuela demands respect for its democracy. While President Maduro calls for respectful dialogue with the U.S., Secretary Pompeo and other extremist spokesmen look to destabilize the country and incite violence. The Venezuelan people will defend its sovereignty and its constitution.”To avoid being submerged by a snowstorm of imperialist propaganda vilifying the Maduro government, it is important to keep in mind the following facts:Venezuela is a target of world imperialism because it sits on the largest reserves of petroleum of any single country in the world.The Bolivarian governments in Venezuela, first of Hugo Chávez and then of Maduro, are attempting to defend the country’s sovereignty and resources and use its wealth in the interests of the poor. Washington has long targeted these progressive regimes. It backed a coup in 2002 that collapsed after a mass movement led by women workers and sections of the patriotic military rescued then-President Chávez and restored him to power.Maduro himself was elected by a large majority and is the legitimate president, under the Venezuelan constitution, until 2025.None of this negates the problems faced by the Venezuelan economy, which has been under relentless attack from imperialism since Chávez was first elected in 1998. Venezuela faces hyperinflation and shortages of goods, exacerbated by sabotage led by the oligarchy and the bourgeoisie and by economic sanctions imposed by imperialism.In his annual talk, Maduro, a former bus driver, announced a fourfold increase in the minimum wage to attempt to counter  galloping inflation.Communist Party defends gov’tThe Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV), which has differences with the Maduro government over some parts of its domestic program, nevertheless made clear that it will mobilize working people in the cities and the countryside to defend the government against imperialism. In a Jan. 7 statement answering the Lima Group, the PCV wrote:“The Political Bureau of the PCV repudiates and condemns the pro-imperialist and anti-democratic pronouncement issued by the so-called ‘Lima Group,’ … [whose position] corresponds to the plan for the recomposition of imperialist domination, advanced in Latin America and the Caribbean by the United States of America and its European allies, in the context of the sharpening of inter-capitalist and inter-imperialist contradictions for a new distribution of the world, its natural wealth and energy sources. …“To achieve this goal, they propose to bury the social, political and cultural conquests of the Bolivarian process and the advances achieved by the correct patriotic and anti-imperialist policy, led by President Hugo Chávez Frías. …“To go in reverse, in spite of the inconsistencies, errors and omissions present in the direction of the Bolivarian process, would be not to understand the historical moment and to lose sight of the main enemy: U.S. imperialism and its European allies.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


first_imgWorld Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Top places to eat around Fort Worth Twitter TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Frances Wetherbeehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/frances-wetherbee/ First-year experience at TCU Linkedin Previous articleFirst-year experience at TCUNext articleA fox’s tail: the story of TCU’s campus foxes Frances Wetherbee Facebook What we’re reading: Johnson and Johnson vaccine remains on hold, officer charged in Minnesota Frances Wetherbeehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/frances-wetherbee/ NewsThe Skiff: Digital IssuesLife in Fort WorthBy Frances Wetherbee – June 3, 2021 549 Twitter Linkedin ReddIt + posts Frances Wetherbee ReddIt printTop places to eat around Fort Worth Where to work out in Fort Worth Fort Worth Zoo details unprecedented year, future plansLife in Fort Worth An interactive fountain at the Fort Worth water gardens with patrons enjoying the art. Photo by Lucy PuenteAn interactive fountain at the Fort Worth water gardens with patrons enjoying the art. Photo by Lucy PuenteTop places to eat around Fort Worth By Frances WetherbeeFort Worth has an array of dining options. Here are some student favorites. Students pick up food at the Brown Lupton University Union. For students who do not eat on-campus, there are many options around Fort Worth. (Photo by Heesoo Yang.)Students pick up food at the Brown Lupton University Union. For students who do not eat on-campus, there are many options around Fort Worth. (Photo by Heesoo Yang.)There’s no need to travel to Dallas for foodie favorites and fancy finds Fort Worth has an abundance of local classics and chains. Fort Worth has a buzzing food scene that any Horned Frog can appreciate. Here some places that can satisfy any craving.  New to the scene Zaap Kitchen recently established its newest location in the WestBend retail center, near University Park. This Lao and Thai street food restaurant offers traditional Thai noodle and soup dishes. Signature dishes on the menu include crispy garlic wings, Lao green papaya salad and Lao fried rice. Pick up your favorite dish and a traditional Lao iced coffee for a lunch or dinner treat and sit at the WestBend public tables. Zaap Kitchen is open from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.If you can’t come in, try delivery through the Chow Now app or call the Fort Worth location for pick up via phone or online order.Photo: ZAAP Kitchen store front Fort Worth location. (Frances Wetherbee/TCU 360)Lunch with a viewPress Cafe is a modern twist on coffee to cocktails, open for breakfast, weekend brunch, lunch and dinner. Go and grab an appetizer of choice after a bike ride on Trinity Trail or come with family and dog in tow for an evening meal. The Trinity Trail location has full deck patio seating and two stories of indoor seating and bar. All outdoor seating is dog-friendly with a view of the start of the Trinity Trail. Happy hour offers a more affordable option for drinks and appetizers Monday through Thursday from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Mondays.The Press Cafe menu includes a variety of American dishes including one of Texas’s top 50 burgers, according to the Texas Monthly vote in 2016. Cafe Modern is located inside the Modern Art Museum. The cafe temporarily closed due to COVID-19 restrictions but reopened on May 18. Cafe Modern uses local ingredients to create seasonal dishes for both museum visitors and dining guests. During normal hours, the cafe is open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., for brunch Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and for dinner on Friday nights from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Visitors can sit in the dining area or at the bar with a view of The Modern’s water and a grassy area containing the infamous metal tree sculpture in sight. Hidden gemsAngelo’s BBQ is located at the end of White Settlement Road near the Fort Worth Stockyards. Angelo’s offers a change in scenery for a log cabin, local treat feel. For over 60 years it has been serving the people of Fort Worth and even offering to ship its famous BBQ meats. Come in for poultry, beef, pork, flavored sausages and classic countrysides. Angelo’s offers a full bar and beer selection menu. Order a quick bite to-go or sit and stay awhile in the animal-covered dining hall. Angelo’s is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9-10 p.m., depending on the day.Circle Donuts is a must. With donut holes that rival Krispy Kreme and kolaches to satisfy any Texan in need of the classic Czech snack, this small pastry store has it all. Come to Circle Donuts for a morning treat or a hot cup of coffee. This small business is open from 5 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and will send you on your way with its classic white bags labeled “Donut worry, be happy.”Quick Frog favoritesEatzi’s offers a variety of options including warm daily specials, fresh sushi, salads, soups and pasta. The garlic bread and cinnamon rolls are unlike any other bakery with an equal level of quality in the charcuterie options. Eatzi’s market offers take-home items by the pound such as salmon or vegetable sides as well as daily themed specials. Pizza Fridays is a deal for $12 house-made pizzas or one pizza, one salad and one bottle of wine for $28.00 – a deal worth sharing!Choose to sit on the covered patio and listen to the Italian opera music or take your meal home, fully equipped with all the sauces and silverware one might need.Lunch at Angelo’s BBQ. Photo by Frances WetherbeeLunch at Angelo’s BBQ. Photo by Frances WetherbeeEatzi’s famous logo store front sign. Photo by Frances WetherbeeEatzi’s famous logo store front sign. Photo by Frances WetherbeeDutch’s is a TCU fan favorite and has been a purple staple to the university restaurant scene. Its most recent edition, the Burrito Bar, gives students and burrito lovers a local twist on Chipotle-style Mexican food. Burrito Bar has both patio and indoor seating, as well as easy carry out options. Come in on Taco Tuesday for unbeatable deals, or order a traditional burrito, bowl or taco salad mix. Burrito Bar also serves up Tex-Mex breakfast favorites. Local classics HG Sply Co. is the perfect answer to a lunch or dinner spot if a member of the dining party has an allergy or intolerance of almost any kind. All items on the menu can be prepared gluten or dairy-free. The beloved Fort Worth location sits on the river with a large outdoor patio and bar scene with an option of beautiful indoor dining. HG is Fort Worth famous for its delicious vegan queso and kombucha mule drink. Choose from sandwiches, appetizers, salads or build-your-own bowls. Dine with your canine outside after a long walk along the adjacent trail or come in for brunch between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. College students will take advantage of any free food they can find (TCU360/Photo)College students will take advantage of any free food they can find (TCU360/Photo)Torchy’s specialty queso dip. Photo by TCU Student MediaTorchy’s specialty queso dip. Photo by TCU Student MediaTorchy’s Tacos worked with Frogstock 2016 to provide free tacos for attendees. Photo by TCU Student MediaTorchy’s Tacos worked with Frogstock 2016 to provide free tacos for attendees. Photo by TCU Student MediaTexas tacosTorchy’s Tacos features crafty names and a lively scene. With names such as the Republican, the Democrat and the Trailer Park, Torchy’s offers tacos made from scratch and keeps the menu updated with monthly specials featuring a few vegetarian and a wide variety of meat options.While Torchy’s is not local to Texas exclusively, it is beloved by the DFW locals, visitors and TCU Horned Frogs with two locations in Fort Worth. Their specialty margaritas and queso put them on the map for a must-visit.  Fine diningLonesome Dove is a perfect choice for a celebratory steak dinner.Located in the heart of the Fort Worth Stockyards, the themed restaurant is easy to miss at first glance. Its small store front and boarded wooden doors make it blend in with the rest of the old west.Its unusual appetizer options including kangaroo carpaccio nachos or rabbit-rattlesnake sausage set this steak house apart from others for its menu alone. The restaurant is closely themed after the novel, Lonesome Dove. Choose from seafood to steak cuts and add in a southern side for the ultimate wild west experience.Where to work out in Fort Worth By Frances WetherbeeIn addition to the TCU Recreation Center, there are places around Fort Worth for students to stay active. Here’s our list.The cycling studio on the basement floor of the recreation center. Photo by Heesoo YangThe cycling studio on the basement floor of the recreation center. Photo by Heesoo YangThe TCU Rec center offers on campus workouts, but there are also plenty of off-campus options. With a population of close to 874,000, Fort Worth has both chain facilities and local offerings. Most offer discounts on membership and merchandise for students and first-time members. Franchises such as Orange Theory and ZYN 22 are based primarily on biking, rowing and treadmill machines. Other establishments are based around bodyweight, movement and temperature elements, such as CorePower’s hot yoga programs.TCU personal trainer, Colton Purcell, monitors his trainee on an exercise at the recreation center on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017. Photo by Carolina OlivaresTCU personal trainer, Colton Purcell, monitors his trainee on an exercise at the recreation center on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017. Photo by Carolina OlivaresThe new multi-gym unit can be found in the weight room. Photo by TCU Student MediaThe new multi-gym unit can be found in the weight room. Photo by TCU Student MediaOrange TheoryOrange Theory is a heart rate-based HIIT class with the integration of cardio, strength training, and rowing elements. The program is based on a five-heart rate zone guide: resting (gray), easy (blue), challenging (green), uncomfortable (orange) and All Out (red). Classes are an hour long and vary in structure each day. The coaches use a headset system to communicate to all groups on their respective activity of the class, while the coaches’ playlist of choice plays overhead. Fort Worth is home to three Orange Theory facilities: Montgomery Plaza on West 7th Street, Camp Bowie on Sunset Drive and SW Fort Worth on Bryant Irvin Road. All the locations offer first-class free to any potential members. Once a member with Orange Theory, patrons are able to practice at any Orange Theory in the country. Orange Theory offers four packages to choose: Orange Premier (unlimited classes), Orange Elite (eight classes a month), Orange basic (four classes a month), or purchase by class. Due to COVID-19, members must sign up ahead of time to save a spot. Temperatures are checked at the door, which opens five minutes before the session. During the workout, athletes wipe down their equipment and wear masks to transition from each station.“Our coaches are more than just coaches… As you take in the energy of our group workout, you’ll also get the attention and inspiration that comes from our experienced personal training coaches,” according to the Orange Theory website. The coaches ask members extensive questions in order for the coaches to help their athletes reach their goals to the best of their abilities. Personal trainer, Colton Purcell, talks through the motions of the exercise with his trainee at the TCU Recreation Center. Photo by Carolina OlivaresPersonal trainer, Colton Purcell, talks through the motions of the exercise with his trainee at the TCU Recreation Center. Photo by Carolina OlivaresCorePower YogaCorePower Yoga offers its members a unique experience of intense levels of yoga in heated studios. The program offers CorePower Yoga 1, Yoga 2, Yoga Sculpt, Hot Power Fusion and special classes. All programs have a heat guideline posted on their website for participants to decide on their level of intensity in both temperature and exercise movement. Due to COVID-19, CorePower now also offers a live, at-home package via Zoom for members who choose to participate virtually. The “Safe Studio Standards” have been updated for members to feel safe and stay healthy during their time in the studio. Class sizes have been limited for social distance and require sign-ups online ahead of time, members are also asked to bring their own mats and practice proper sanitization of their area and hands.  There is a monthly fee or a class-by-class charge package. Per month, there is a $159 fee at the West Bend location, Fort Worth’s only CorePower studio. Student discounts vary depending on each location.Roman is hosting a Steel Mace Clinic this Saturday at 11:30 am. If you’ve wanted to pick one up off the wall, this is…Gym area in the TCU Hyatt Hotel. Photo by Heesoo YangGym area in the TCU Hyatt Hotel. Photo by Heesoo YangEnduraLABEnduraLAB is a gym with strength and endurance training programs for both group classes and personal goal programs, such as running. The coaches program the utilization of barbells, dumbbells, and cardio machines into their classes to help their members lose weight, build lean muscle, and maintain a healthy lifestyle. College students receive a 15% discount off of the $189 per month membership. This membership includes unlimited group classes, online workouts as well as run and ruck (weighted walking) programming. For new members looking to try out a class, the EnduraLAB coaches offer free consultation and a $25 fee for the first class. If the member decides to join, that $25 fee will be included in the first-month membership charge.COVID-19 precautions are still in place at EnduraLAB. Temperatures are taken at the door and masks are required when entering and exiting the gym, but not at the member’s workout station. Every member has their own assigned equipment during their session and classes have been limited to 15 people. “We aren’t into the quick fix trends. We work to create healthy habits and strong people that can live their lives better for longer,” said Whitney Kelly, TCU graduate and EnduraLAB marketing coordinator. Fort Worth Zoo details unprecedented year, future plansBy Frances WetherbeeThe zoo is a main attraction in Fort Worth, and it’s getting an upgrade. Here’s what we know. The Fort Worth Zoo’s entrance sign on University. Photo courtesy of the Fort Worth Zoo website.The Fort Worth Zoo’s entrance sign on University. Photo courtesy of the Fort Worth Zoo website.The Fort Worth Zoo is beginning to return to normal operations and look towards the future after a year of challenges.Just over a year ago, the zoo closed its doors for 11 weeks as the world locked down at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.Assistant Director of Communications Avery Elander said it was the zoo’s first extended closure in over 30 years.A main source of their revenue is ticketing and they were hurt by the closure. Additionally, two annual fundraising events had to be cancelled.The zoo re-opened last summer and has adopted practices such as required ticket reservations, timed entry to the park and a “clean team” for sanitation.As more and more parts of the country begin to re-open, the zoo is still at limited capacity for now.A Fort Worth Police Department officer put the limitations into comparison during spring break in March, one of the zoo’s most popular times.“To put it into perspective, before COVID about 25,000 people a day came to the zoo during spring break hours. Now it is about 8,700 due to the zoo’s regulations,” said Officer Mike Richey, who helps direct traffic at the zoo.Even as they have adapted to new changes, the zoo has remained focus on one goal that emerged before the pandemic: A Wilder Vision.A vision for a renovated zooA Wilder Vision is the $100 million zoo renovation project which started around 2016. This project has three phases and is projected to be finished in 2024.“A Wilder Vision was essentially our 100 million dollar capital campaign and building project that will ultimately redesign the majority of the zoo with renovated and new habitats for the animals and it will also allow guests to be able to observe and interact with the animals in new ways” Elander said.A Wilder Vision includes phase one, African Savanah, phase two, Elephant Springs and phase three, Hunters of Africa and Asia Predators.The African Savanah opened in 2018. By this time, 90% of the $100 million goal had privately raised and the other $10 million was brought in by community fundraising.A closer look at the zoo’s plans for each project via map. Photo courtesy of Fort Worth Zoo.A closer look at the zoo’s plans for each project via map. Photo courtesy of Fort Worth Zoo.The exhibit recently officially opened to the public on April 15. Visitors can now walk onto a deck into the middle of the action to see the elephants playing in their new giant pool. The exhibit was extended both for the viewers enjoyment and the elephant’s quality of life within their exhibit.The rain didn’t stop the girls from a little water play today! Visitors can go online and adopt elephants in order to support the zoo’s feeding programs. “All of our adoption packages, first of all they are symbolic you unfortunately don’t get to take an elephant home, and fees associated with the contribute to the car and feeding of all the zoo’s animals,” said Elander. The next phase to open will be phase three, Hunters of Africa and Asia Predators.A Wilder Vision advertisement sign within the zoo, blocking off construction. Photo by Frances WetherbeeA Wilder Vision advertisement sign within the zoo, blocking off construction. Photo by Frances WetherbeeElephant Springs sketched plans by the Fort Worth zoo prior to its opening. Photo courtesy of Fort Worth ZooElephant Springs sketched plans by the Fort Worth zoo prior to its opening. Photo courtesy of Fort Worth ZooElephant Springs as it is currently open and awaiting new visitors. Photo courtesy of Fort Worth ZooElephant Springs as it is currently open and awaiting new visitors. Photo courtesy of Fort Worth ZooSome of the exhibits have been closed due to COVID and their high touch involvement. Photo by Frances WetherbeeSome of the exhibits have been closed due to COVID and their high touch involvement. Photo by Frances WetherbeeVisitors could choose to wear a mask, but the zoo highly encourages it. Photo by Frances WetherbeeVisitors could choose to wear a mask, but the zoo highly encourages it. Photo by Frances WetherbeeA high touch area warning at the zoo. Photo by Frances WetherbeeA high touch area warning at the zoo. Photo by Frances WetherbeeThe zoo’s famous lizard wearing a COVID mask this season. Photo by Frances WetherbeeThe zoo’s famous lizard wearing a COVID mask this season. Photo by Frances WetherbeeWhen the project started in 2016, most of the big cats were transported to different locations in order to begin construction.Fort Worth Zoo lions and hyenas are currently residents at the Abilene Zoo, the tiger is at the Ellen Trout Zoo and the zebras are on private ranch land. They will return with the new animals to the zoo for phase three around 2023.For their transportation the animals were trained to become acclimated to the trucks by positive reinforcement and treats. Once the animals were comfortable in the transportation vehicles, a driver and trained zoo staff took the animals to their temporary homes.How COVID affected the zoo and its plans.The zoo closed its doors March 14 of 2020 due to the world wide pandemic shut down. Unfortunately the zoo did loose some funds because most of the its profit comes from ticketing.Both the anual 5k and Bistro event at the zoo were shut down due to COVID.“That was the first time we had closed our doors for an extended period of time in about 30 years,”said Elander.The zoo remained closed for 11 weeks.A Wilder VisionLucky for the zoo, COVID did not financially affect A Wilder Vision. The $100 million had already been raised so there were no pauses in construction due to lack of money.The construction for Elephant Springs was slightly delayed, but still opened on time as planned.Spring Break at the zoo.Spring break at the zoo is a chaotic time in the park. The zoo usually sees a massive increase in numbers due to the schools off for a certain time and thier extended hours.During the week of March 13 spring break at the zoo is well underway with its extended hours. Much of the staff gets to work earlier than usual in order to prepare the animals and the park.Fort Worth Police Department officers are stationed around the zoo entrances and highway exits to ensure a safe and efficient flow of traffic for visitors and local residents. Members of the FWPD, Sgt. Pablo Mendoza and Officer Mike Richey, are two of many who direct traffic and have for the past few years.“To put it into perspective, before COVID about 25,000 people a day came to the zoo during spring break hours. Now it is about 8,700 due to the zoo’s regulations,” said Officer Mike Richey.The zoo mandated a limited number of people in the park at once by requiring guests to reserve tickets ahead of time online.While masks are no longer required, following the mandates of local government orders, the zoo encourages visitors to wear them to keep themselves and the staff safe.Read more on the zoo’s renovation:Second phase of Fort Worth Zoo renovation project to open in mid-April”A Wilder Vision” explained. Video by Charles Baggarly and Katherine Griffith.”A Wilder Vision” explained. Video by Charles Baggarly and Katherine Griffith.Autism CertificationIn 2019 the zoo started exploring what it would take to make the park more accessible to everyone.The Autism Center Certification for the zoo is one of the many reasons it stands out from others and holds the ranking for the number one zoo.The certification includes training with all of the staff and making sure the park is ADA compliant across the board. They also had representatives from the credentialing board come to the park and see what a day at the zoo might be like for someone with sensory sensitivity.Walking through certain habitats and noticing what certain smells, sights or noises that could possibly impact someone’s visit was one of the investigations conducted on site. Together the zoo and the Autism Center created a guide and rated the attractions on a scale of one to five. This guide was published to the zoo’s website and made available for families to observe before in order to know what exhibits to avoid and where safe and quiet spaces existed around the park.Once a year the zoo hosts a sensory day for families and visitors with sensory sensativities to come early to the park and see the exhibits worry free.Live and Learn sign at the top of one of the zoo’s many learning sites. Photo by Frances WetherbeeLive and Learn sign at the top of one of the zoo’s many learning sites. Photo by Frances WetherbeeThe Texas Wild area of the zoo has many native Texas animals and offers a variety of learning experiences. Photo by Frances WetherbeeThe Texas Wild area of the zoo has many native Texas animals and offers a variety of learning experiences. Photo by Frances WetherbeeBack to cover: TopBuilt with Shorthand Facebook Welcome TCU Class of 2025 A fox’s tail: the story of TCU’s campus foxes RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more


first_img Reporters Without Borders condemns the seizure of the daily El Universal in the central state of Hidalgo yesterday because of an article criticising the governor. The federal interior minister is urged to intervene in this blatant act of censorship. 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies April 28, 2021 Find out more NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say MexicoAmericas May 13, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts The confiscation all copies of the national daily El Universal yesterday in Pachuca, the capital of the central state of Hidalgo was a “violation of the right to inform that has no place in a democratic country,” Reporters Without Borders protested today. The issue had a report accusing Hidalgo’s governor of lying about having a law degree.”The fact that the authorities do not like an article in no way allows them to carry out such a crude and abrupt act of censorship,” the press freedom organization said in a letter to the federal interior minister. The letter added: “The role of a state governor is to guarantee public freedom. Such an abuse of authority can only expose him to more press criticism and protests from ourselves.”El Universal was nowhere to be found throughout the state of Hidalgo yesterday. Newspaper vendors told Reporters Without Borders that all the copies were seized straightaway by individuals “who appeared to be local government agents” acting in a violent and intimidating manner.The issue had a front-page article saying Hidalgo governor Miguel Angel Osorio Chong boasted of having a law degree to which he had no right because he only completed part of the course. “Osorio Chong claims to be a lawyer with a false degree,” the report said. May 5, 2021 Find out more News Reports RSF_en MexicoAmericas February 25, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 El Universal confiscated in Hidalgo state over article exposing governor Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state to go further Organisation News Follow the news on Mexicolast_img read more