Moss Bros in Boss sell-off

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Opinion: CEO silence is hurting the industry

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The industry may be hoping to bask in some public praise following the news that UK operators are to voluntarily implement a ban on gambling advertising around live sports. Instead, it should be forced to ask more searching questions of itself.The FOBT debacle showed a sector out of touch with public and political opinion, and we’ve all agreed that it’s something the industry must learn from going forward. Instead, once again, it has completely lost control of the narrative.The main body representing the igaming sector, the Remote Gambling Association (RGA), decided to issue a denial of a BBC report that the decision had been taken to implement such a ban.Yes, there were clear reasons for doing so. Operators had to formalise the agreement, and the sector’s other main trade bodies needed to give it their blessing. But by denying the reports, the RGA seems to have attempted to stuff the genie back in the bottle.What should have been an example of the industry taking control of its own destiny has now been fumbled. Unless the final plans are much more comprehensive, operators have simply given their critics the opportunity to prepare their rebuttals ahead of the final confirmation.Already some have criticised the sector for not scrapping all sponsorship and in-stadium advertising deals. Others have pointed out that with online marketing spend dwarfing investment in TV advertising, operators are doing little to curb their enthusiasm for ads.There are deeper problems. As recently as 2014, there were personalities that ensured gambling had a human face. With Ralph Topping’s retirement that year, such figures have since been conspicuous by their absence.Breon Corcoran’s breaking rank with an attack on FOBTs shortly before leaving Paddy Power Betfair last year was widely dismissed as an act of commercialism that reflected Paddy’s lack of exposure to retail. But looking back, if more CEOs had gotten behind his letter to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) recommending a stake cut to £10, who knows, perhaps the cut to £2 could have been avoided. In any case, Corcoran never really took on the mantle of being the big man in the industry in the way that Topping did and it’s telling that his big stand came just as he was leaving. As the current generation of CEOs have been too afraid to stick their heads above the parapet, gambling companies have become faceless entities that suck money out of players’ pockets in the public’s mind.People can project their own thoughts and beliefs onto silent figures – this can be seen in the treatment of Denise Coates, who is ultimately being unfairly vilified by the media for being very, very, very good at her job. On the other hand, Coates doesn’t help her cause by being so reticent to give interviews.The situation will continue as long as no one is willing to speak out on the industry’s behalf. By running scared of public proclamations, operators are inviting more scrutiny and more criticism. Speaking out on the industry’s behalf forces others to follow.If one CEO declares that the industry needs a ban on advertising around sporting broadcasts, others will be forced to either agree or explain in detail why not. This offers insights into how a sector works, and how its leading lights see their key roles.For example, a reduction in gambling ad spend around sports may force Sky to increase the cost of its sports packages, as advertising revenue helps recoup some the billions spent on rights packages. Coming out and saying this would at least give some context to the impact that will flow through to consumers from the reduction in ads.Because the public doesn’t have any figure offering insights into the industry, it’s a nameless, faceless bloc. It’s much easier to hate an entity if it doesn’t have any relatable characteristics. This can bleed into a company’s brand — as WhichBingo’s Martin McGarry wrote earlier this year, William Hill’s lack of identity could have contributed to it being usurped by Sky Betting and Gaming as an acquistion target for The Stars Group. The fact that no executive has attempted to seize upon the opportunity presented by the ad ban to claim they are delighted it has been brought in is a symptom of this stage fright. Even when there is something worth planting a flag in, the leadership shies away. It’s a missed opportunity to have their company associated with one of the biggest changes ever brought about by UK operators.It also means the move doesn’t seem as immediate – no more gambling ads around live sport is much less exciting than ‘No more in-play with Ray’ ads – and is easier to dismiss.
Ultimately, in an industry with a digital future, there is still a pressing need for a personal touch. Until we get that, the sector will always be playing catch-up. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The lack of executives willing to speak out on the industry’s behalf is harming the UK gambling sector 6th December 2018 | By contenteditor Email Address Opinion: CEO silence is hurting the industry Topics: Strategy Strategylast_img read more

Darwin T20 Cricket League 2020 Live: All you need to know…

first_img Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Darwin T20 Cricket League 2020 Live: All you need to know Darwin Cricket League Live Full Schedule, Date, Indian Timing 18-Jul-20Nightcliff  v  BYETBD6.30 AM 08-Jun-20Semi-Final 2 MCG5.30 AM By Kunal Dhyani – June 4, 2020 by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeICC WTC: Ramiz Raja says, ‘It made no sense not having India and Pakistan series’India’s playing XI for Eng in 1st Test: Gautam Gambhir picks India’s best XI for 1st Test, leaves out Sundar, Pandya & AgarwalFree Fire World Series: Get Gloo wall skin, Characters, Emotes for FreeThe tournament, featuring seven Darwin Premier Grade clubs and an Invitational XI comprising best players from the Northern Territory’s ‘Asia Cup’ competition, will be a testing ground for cricket in a COVID-19 environment.On March 13, Australia and New Zealand had played the last international cricket match possible before the COVID-19 pandemic forced a cricket shutdown across the globe.Check the Full ScheduleCDU Top End 2020 (T20 Series from 6th – 8th Jun 2020) 06-Jun-20MCG 2 Sth Districts vs Tracy Village5.30 AM 20-Jun-20Southern Districts  v  PINTFred’s Pass6.30 AM 27-Jun-20Palmerston  v  BYETBD6.30 AM Football 13-Jun-20Palmerston  v  DarwinCazalys Oval6.30 AM 06-Jun-20MCG 2 Tracy Village vs Darwin10.00 AM Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey: Top 5 players to watch out for in SUI vs TUR 25-Jul-20Southern Districts  v  PalmerstonFred’s Pass6.30 AM RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 08-Jun-20CDU Top End T20 Final10.00 AM 07-Jun-20MCG 1 Palmerston vs Tracy Village10.00 AM 18-Jul-20Palmerston  v  Tracy VillageCazalys Oval6.30 AM 07-Jun-20Gardens Oval Waratah vs Invitational XI10.00 AM 25-Jul-20Darwin  v  Tracy VillageKahlin Oval6.30 AM 08-Jun-20Semi-Final 1 MCG5.30 AM 07-Jun-20MCG 2 Nightcliff vs Invitational XI5.30 AM Tokyo Olympics Village: Organizers unveils Tokyo games athletes village to the media, check first look 11-Jul-20Nightcliff  v  PalmerstonNightcliff Oval6.30 AM 11-Jul-20Tracy Village  v  WaratahTracy Village Oval6.30 AM 18-Jul-20Waratah  v  Southern DistrictsGardens Oval6.30 AM 27-Jun-20Nightcliff  v  Southern DistrictsNightcliff Oval6.30 AM Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales: 3 key battles to watch out for in ITA vs WAL 13-Jun-20Waratah  v  PINTGardens Oval6.30 AM Football 27-Jun-20Darwin  v  WaratahKahlin Oval6.30 AM 13-Jun-20Tracy Village  v  NightcliffTracy Village Oval6.30 AM 07-Jun-20Gardens Oval PINT vs Waratah5.30 AM 27-Jun-20PINT  v  Tracy VillageMarrara (MCG 1)6.30 AM Sport News SportSport News 04-Jul-20Palmerston  v  PINTCazalys Oval6.30 AM Football TAGSCDU Top End T20CDU Top End T20 LiveCOVID-19Darwin Cricket LeagueDarwin Cricket League 2020 LiveDarwin T20 Cricket LeagueDarwin T20 Cricket League 2020 Full ScheduleDarwin T20 Cricket League 2020 LiveT20 LeagueT20 LiveWatch LiveWatch Live T20 League SHAREcenter_img 13-Jun-20Southern Districts  v  BYETBD6.30 AM Darwin & District One-Day Season (13th Jun’20 – 19th Sep’20) 04-Jul-20Darwin  v  BYETBD6.30 AM 11-Jul-20Southern Districts  v  DarwinFred’s Pass6.30 AM 06-Jun-20MCG Waratah vs Nightcliff5.30 AM 06-Jun-20Cazalys Oval Palmerston vs Darwin5.30 AM 07-Jun-20MCG 2 PINT svs Nightcliff10.00 AM 20-Jun-20Waratah  v  PalmerstonGardens Oval6.30 AM Euro 2020 Points table: Germany secure first win, Poland keep Euro hopes alive; Check Euro 2020 latest group standings Previous articleRobin Uthappa opens up on life and cricket: Had suicidal thoughts, depressionNext articleCricket : Pakistan’s investigative agency FIA ’summons’ Shoaib Akhtar Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country 25-Jul-20PINT  v  Nightcliff Euro 2020 Top Scorers: Ronaldo joins Patrik Schick at top, Lukaku remains second; Check who is leading the Euro 2020 Golden Boot race 07-Jun-20MCG 1 Sth Districts vs Darwin5.30 AM 04-Jul-20Nightcliff  v  WaratahNightcliff Oval6.30 AM DateMatchTime (in IST) DateMatchVenueTime (in IST) 18-Jul-20PINT  v  DarwinMarrara (MCG 1)6.30 AM Sport News Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Switzerland to punish hapless Turkey; Follow Live Updates, Follow Live update 06-Jun-20MCG 1 PINT vs Invitational XI10.00 AM Facebook Twitter 06-Jun-20Cazalys Oval Sth Districts vs Palmerston10.00 AM Football Latest Sports News Tokyo Olympics: Caster Semenya running against time for Olympic qualification, misses the 5000m cut Football 11-Jul-20PINT  v  BYETBD6.30 AM More than two months after a coronavirus-forced shutdown, Australia will witness resumption of competitive cricket along with fans in the stands when a T20 tournament starts this weekend at Darwin.The CDU Top End T20, a round-robin T20 carnival featuring 15 games across the Queen’s Birthday long weekend on June 6-8, will also see up to 500 spectators allowed at the grounds since Northern Territory has not registered any active COVID-19 case since May 21. Football Euro 2020- Spain vs Poland Highlights: Spain held to 1-1 draw as Lewandowski’s Poland keep Euro hopes alive 04-Jul-20Tracy Village  v  Southern DistrictsTracy Village Oval6.30 AM 20-Jun-20Darwin  v  NightcliffKahlin Oval6.30 AM 20-Jun-20Tracy Village  v  BYETBD6.30 AM Tokyo Olympics: IOA fuming as Japan imposes stricter regulations on India’s Olympic team, calls it ‘discriminatory and unfair’ YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. 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Olympia diocese committed to multi-phase Oso mudslide recovery

first_img Rector Collierville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit an Event Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Jobs & Calls Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit a Job Listing 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 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 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME [Episcopal Diocese of Olympia] Five months after a major mudslide occurred near Oso, a rural area of Washington State approximately 60 miles northeast of Seattle, Episcopalians in the Diocese of Olympia are expressing their gratitude to all who’ve donated to the ongoing relief efforts while focusing on the future. “Through our combined efforts, the Episcopal Church has dispersed approximately $35,000 to date,” including quiet donations from people and congregations, said the Rev. Janet Loyd, vicar of Church of the Transfiguration in Darrington, just east of Oso. “The generosity has helped many people up and down Highway 530, especially in the community of Darrington, move forward.”It was Saturday morning, March 22, 2014, when the mudslide occurred. A portion of a hill collapsed sending mud and debris flowing across the north fork of the Stillaguamish River, damming the river, and burying more than one square mile of the landscape, including homes, cars, people and animals. The town of Darrington was cut off and isolated when the slide covered a portion of Highway 530. The slide killed 43 people.In the days following the slide ,Diocese of Olympia Bishop Greg Rickel provided ongoing updates and a donation site was set up. On April 3, the mudslide was declared a major disaster by President Barack Obama, who visited the site on April 22.A diocesan press release at the time noted that “the fabric of small towns is tight-knit community. Oso and Darrington are communities with tightly-woven relationships connecting people in integrated lives that make everyone ‘family’ in one way or another. The implication of this symbiosis is that when one thread of these communities’ fabric is pulled the whole cloth is affected.”Recovery from this disaster will be a long-term project, and donations either directly to the Church of the Transfiguration, Darrington, or through the Diocese of Olympia, have been handled based on the approach that it is a marathon, not a race. There have been three phases to the recovery to date.During Phase 1 – the first days after the slide – the biggest gift was prayer. Offers of immediate physical help were deeply appreciated, though the nature of the event made them mostly impractical. Donated books, cards, prayer shawls and squares, quilts, fleece blankets and comfort rocks were distributed to an appreciative community. The community felt very isolated as the slide blocked access to jobs, medical care, and basic services – with only a “back roads” mountain route cleared early of snow available. During this period monetary donations were largely used for gas cards, hotel accommodations, and community funeral dinners.Phase 2 began with a collective sigh of emotional and practical relief when the first by-pass route opened. It also marked the beginning of the town facing the physical reality of the slide on a regular basis. Those living in Darrington must drive through the slide zone, and regularly revisit the places where homes, friends, and family members were lost. Funding during this phase was very diverse; many needs were identified through participation in the Combined Long Term Recovery Group, sometimes called the Unmet Needs Group. Each family or individual requesting help was assigned a caseworker who helped them develop a long-term plan for recovery, and then relayed needs to the group. Donations provided scholarships for affected children, participation in summer camp and other grief-related programs, storage containers and replacement vehicles, payment of household and medical bills, insurance and business licensing, small-business employment support, and payment of property taxes and mortgages while people struggled to get back on their feet. The mandate of the group to care for widows and orphans – and to love our neighbors – was fully addressed through the generosity shared with our community.Phase 3 began in July when the remains of the final victim were found and returned to her family. For Darrington, this wasn’t closure, but did mark the beginning of a general readiness to look forward. Needs at this time tend to involve larger amounts as families are make decisions to move, renovate or relocate. The Unmet Needs Group has helped with down payments, rentals, mortgages, and construction costs. Because people are just beginning to realize their needs, money has been set aside for the future, and there will be an ongoing need for funding.— Dede Moore is canon for operations for the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia and the Rev. Janet Loyd is vicar of Church of the Transfiguration in Darrington, Washington. 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Mercy Corps receives 10 times more online than offline

first_img American non-profit Mercy Corps says it received $100,000 of credit card donations online in one weekend in the wake of the recent Iranian earthquake, ten times more than it received offline in the same period.The value of the Internet as a fundraising tool for emergency organisations continues to grow. As well as being the response medium of choice for many people in the USA and the UK when giving to an emergency appeal, Mercy Corps found that it was attracting new donors online. Half of the online donations, according to the non-profit, came from Iranian-Americans who had not donated to it before. Howard Lake | 17 January 2004 | News Advertisement Tagged with: Digital Research / statistics AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img  24 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. Mercy Corps receives 10 times more online than offlinelast_img read more

Last Chance to Nominate your Farm Mom of the Year

first_img Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 Lean Hogs HEM21 (JUN 21) 122.68 0.22 By Andy Eubank – Mar 28, 2017 Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Last Chance to Nominate your Farm Mom of the Year Previous articleThe War on Coal is OverNext articleMorning Outlook Andy Eubank RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Last Chance to Nominate your Farm Mom of the Year Facebook Twitter Minor Changes in June WASDE Report How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 Farm Mom nominations dueIf you think you know the best farm mom in America, then nominate her for Monsanto’s America’s Farmers Mom of the Year. The nomination deadline is Friday. The program head, Tracy Mueller, says the program has done a great job since its 2010 inception of recognizing farm moms’ very significant contributions.“These women do so much, they wear so many hats, they are selfless and always put people before themselves, and this is just a way to celebrate them and recognize them for all their hard work,” she said. “I believe this has actually done that for all of these women for the past eight years. If you talk to them they’re so humble and so appreciative, and they do get celebrated.”Mueller says they’ve noticed through the years how involved in their communities the nominees are. So, this year some of the prize money will be going into local not for profit organizations.“We partner with American Agri-Women. They read through every nomination and help us narrow it down to the five regional winners. Those winners will each receive $3,000 for themselves and then $2,000 to donate to a non-profit in their community. Then we’ll post the nominations of those five women on and the public will vote for a national winner who receives an additional $2,000. She can donate that to the same non-profit or a different one if she wants to spread it out a bit.”Again, the nomination deadline is this Friday, March 31. For the complete list of program rules and eligibility information, and how to nominate someone, visit . More information on the America’s Farmers Farm Mom of the Year program can also be found at it began in 2010, the program has recognized 35 farm moms for their important and continually evolving role in American farms, families, rural communities and the agriculture industry. Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program SHARE Corn ZCN21 (JUL 21) 684.50 -14.50 All quotes are delayed snapshots SHARE Name Sym Last Change Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 STAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribelast_img read more

County Report Shows Arrests, Bookings Down Dramatically During COVID-19

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The numbers steadily decreased month-by-month during the period, across all law enforcement agencies that book into the county jails.The sheriff’s department reported that deputies relied more heavily on mental health teams and had less contact with homeless individuals during this time frame. The Los Angeles Police Department said it issued more warnings and citations in lieu of arrests and relied more heavily on specialized mental health and domestic violence teams to handle situations in the field.Counts conducted in June and July indicate that the jail population may be increasing again. Daily point-in-time counts can also be misleading given a population constantly in flux.“Point-in-time counts for the jail population on 6/11/2020 (11,964) and 7/8/2020 (12,309) suggest the reductions in jail population may either be flattening or diminishing,” according to the report sent to the board by Department of Health Services Director Dr. Christina Ghaly.“Although it requires more analysis, recent data suggests that bookings have increased as a result of courts reopening, and individuals being remanded to custody pretrial.”An emergency zero bail schedule for low-level, non-violent offenders was implemented as part of the state’s emergency orders related to the coronavirus. The state Judicial Council ended the program June 20, but a similar zero bail schedule imposed by the Los Angeles County Superior Court remains in effect locally until further notice.The working group report repeated findings from a county study on Alternatives to Incarceration completed in February to underscore longstanding racial inequities in the justice system that have fueled demands for change.“Incarceration in L.A. County is a story of racial inequality. The county’s justice system consistently and disproportionately impacts people of color, a trend consistent across the nation,” the ATI report stated.“Of the county’s 10 million residents, 74% of people arrested are Black and Latinx. Jail admissions of Black people are the most staggering. While only 9% of L.A. county residents are Black, Black people make up 29% of the jail population.”The first lists of inmates who could be released quickly in response to the pandemic — drawn up by the courts, prosecutors, public defenders and the sheriff’s department — had disproportionately fewer Black inmates listed as compared with white and Latino inmates.The first releases happened so quickly that Department of Health Services personnel were not looped in, and many inmates were released without referrals to support services like temporary housing or substance abuse treatment, according to the analysis. Concerns about COVID-19 also led community providers to restrict services.Support is particularly important for inmates suffering from mental illnesses. According to the ATI report, which was issued pre-COVID-19, nearly 30% of the jail population suffered from a serious mental disorder and roughly 60% of the inmates released daily had a “significant” substance abuse problem.About half of all the women jailed in Los Angeles County were considered to be part of the mental health population, a higher rate than that for men.The more recent report references preliminary analysis suggesting that the number of people in mental health housing did not decline at the rates seen across the entire jail population. However, the percentage of those jailed with mental health issues seems to have declined overall based on the point-in- time June 11 count.An appendix to the report shows that roughly 25% of inmates counted on that day were considered part of the mental health population. It was not immediately clear whether the other analysis applied to inmates in high observation mental health housing.Other studies show that those with mental health issues are much more likely to be jailed on a misdemeanor charge.The 77-page working group report includes dozens of recommendations to counteract racial and other biases in the system, build out community services to support inmates upon release from jail and change multiple protocols followed by various law enforcement agencies, including the courts.The proposals include creating a group to monitor the jail population and inmate releases, as well as courts and policing processes that affect those numbers.Last week, the Board of Supervisors voted to produce quarterly data on pretrial releases broken down by race, gender, age and charges and to track outcomes related to those releases. It also agreed to create a system to track and publish anonymized, detailed data on the jail population, probationers, cases filed for prosecution, Immigration and Customs Services detainers, use-of- force and diversions on a monthly basis, moving to weekly reporting over time.The next meeting at which the board could consider the most recent report is set for Sept. 1. Community News County Report Shows Arrests, Bookings Down Dramatically During COVID-19 By ELIZABETH MARCELLINO, City News Service Published on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 | 6:37 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Couple that adopted three siblings share their journey to ‘forever family’

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(GARDENA, Calif.) — In Gardena, California, the Peters family is on a blossoming journey that they are encouraging others to embark on this Mother’s Day.For four years, Thomas Peters and his wife, Sharis, were foster parents to siblings Miles, Jasmine and Jade. And, in 2014, the couple adopted the siblings.“We got the opportunity to be their forever family and be their forever parents, which is great,” Sharis Peters told ABC News. “These are my kids. There’s no two ways about it, these are my kids. They were meant to be my kids.”Sharis Peters, a former therapist who worked with children, and her husband, a Little League coach, had always considered being foster parents, she said, even before they’d met each other.After they’d been married for five years, Sharis Peters said the two decided they were ready to expand their family beyond just the two of them.However, when they encountered infertility issues — and faced the next step of expensive medications and treatments — she said they both “paused” and the idea of fostering children surfaced.“It was something we had considered doing, maybe when we were older, maybe taking in teenagers,” she said. “We knew that we wanted to be parents. We knew that we wanted to have children. … There wasn’t much that was going to stop us from doing that.”So, she started doing research and connecting with different agencies. Sharis Peters said that she and Thomas Peters requested to be matched with sibling sets and foster children who could eventually be adopted.Then, in 2010, their social worker called them with news: The agency had 3-year-old Miles and 5-month-old Jasmine. Sharis Peters said the couple were overjoyed at the news and set off to meet the two children immediately.“Once we got there, Miles was basically bouncing off the wall. … He had this huge smile. He still has it,” she said.“Jasmine was this little, itty-bitty, tiny thing,” she added. “She mostly just slept and ate.”Sharis Peters said that she and Thomas Peters fell in love right away. Then in 2011, about 10 months after Jasmine and Miles entered the Peterses’ home, baby Jade was born.“I got the call that a third child was born,” Sharis Peters said. “We call her our ‘bonus baby’ because I thought my life was complete. I had a boy. I had a girl. I was perfectly over the moon happy and then I got blessed with a bonus baby. … It was very exciting.”The Peterses brought her home when she was just 5 days old. Sharis and Thomas Peters eventually adopted Miles, Jasmine and Jade. The children are now 11, 8 and 7, respectively.“Being a foster parent and becoming an adoptive parent has meant everything to me,” she said. “There’s nothing else I’d rather be doing with my life.”Thomas Peters told ABC News that he felt “blessed” to be on this journey with his wife, raising their three children together.“I really feel blessed that I’m able to witness her blossoming with the children. I know she wanted children for a long time and she’s a spectacular mom,” he said. “I love her very dearly.”Sharis Peters said that being a mother is hard work — from the homework and Girl Scouts to the science projects and swim practices — but that she is honored daily to be the trio’s mother.“These kids changed my life in ways I couldn’t imagine. I didn’t know that I could love somebody so much. I didn’t know that I could feel such love from somebody. … I’m honored that they love me. I’m honored that I was given this opportunity,” she said.And, she had some advice for others feeling pulled to become foster parents but hesitant about embarking on the journey.“You don’t have to be perfect to be a foster parent. You don’t have to be perfect to be an adoptive parent. You don’t have to be rich. You don’t have to own your own home. You don’t have to be perfect,” she said. “You just have to be able to love somebody and accept their love. That’s all you really need to do.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Former Utah/Broncos Tailback Devontae Booker Signs With the Raiders

first_imgMay 7, 2020 /Sports News – Local Former Utah/Broncos Tailback Devontae Booker Signs With the Raiders Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLAS VEGAS-Per news first reported by ABC 10 of Sacramento, former University of Utah and Denver Broncos tailback Devontae Booker has found a new home in the AFC West with the Las Vegas Raiders.Booker, who amassed 3,395 scrimmage yards with the Utes and 23 total touchdowns in two seasons (2014-2015), was a 4th round pick by the Broncos in the 2016 NFL Draft.While in Denver, Booker posted 1,103 rushing yards and added 872 receiving yards, scoring seven net touchdowns in the past four seasons.Booker was the Broncos’ leading rusher in 2016, posting 612 rushing yards and four touchdowns.However, with the emergence of other tailbacks, such as Royce Freeman and Phillip Lindsay in recent seasons, his opportunities in the Broncos’ backfield began to diminish, setting up a new start with the Raiders. Written by Tags: Devontae Bookerlast_img read more

Eni makes gas and condensate discovery in UAE

first_img Eni discovers gas and condensate at Mahani exploration field in UAE. (Credit: Pixabay/skeeze) Italian oil and gas company, Eni has announced the discovery of gas and condensate in the Mahani exploration field onshore Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates.The Mahani-1 exploration well was drilled to a total measured depth of 14,597ft and has encountered a thick gas bearing limestone reservoir in the Thamama of Lower Cretaceous age.Eni said that the well was tested with flow rates of up to 50 Mscf/d (million standard cubic feet per day) of lean gas, together with associated liquids. Additional appraisal drilling will be carried out to evaluate the size of the discovery.The company stated: “The new phase of exploration in the area, which has already been explored in the past, is targeting complex subthrust Jurassic and Cretaceous plays of the Arabian carbonate platform in the inner thrust zone of the Oman Fold belt and requires accurate and sophisticated seismic imaging.”Eni holds a 50% stake in the Concession Area BEni holds a 50% interest in the Concession Area B along with the National Oil Company of Sharjah, Sharjah National Oil Corporation (SNOC) which holds the remaining 50% and is the operator of the field.The Mahani-1 exploration well, located in the Area B Concession, is the first exploration success for Eni in the UAE that was achieved in one year after the sign of the Concession Agreement.Eni’s current exploration acreage in the UAE totals more than 12,000km² gross that include the onshore of the Sharjah and offshore areas of Abu Dhabi and Ras Al Khaimah.Currently, the firm holds three offshore development and production concessions and two offshore exploration concessions. In Abu Dhabi, Eni’s current equity production is around 50,000bpd. The company also owns a stake of a 20% in ADNOC Refining.Recently, Eni has started production from the Agogo oilfield situated in the 15/06 Block in offshore Angola, nine months after its discovery. The Mahani-1 exploration well was drilled to a total measured depth of 14,597ft and has encountered a thick gas bearing limestone reservoir in the Thamama of Lower Cretaceous agelast_img read more