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Dutch Senate passes Remote Gaming Act

first_img The upper house of the Netherlands legislature, the Senate, has finally passed the Remote Gaming Act, paving the way for the roll-out of igaming regulation in the country – though operators active in the market without a licence face a two-year ‘cooling-off’ period before they can apply for a licence. Dutch Senate passes Remote Gaming Act Tags: Online Gambling Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Legal & compliance The upper house of the Netherlands legislature, the Senate, has finally passed the Remote Gaming Act, paving the way for the roll-out of igaming regulation in the country.The legislation, which was first introduced in the House of Representatives in 2014, can now be passed into law through a Royal Decree.It is expected that licences will be issued from mid-2020, with operators required to develop comprehensive responsible gaming strategies to offer a high level of player protection. Operators will be taxed at 29.1% of gross revenue.The Gaming Act was supported by Senators from the People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy, Democrats 66, Party for Freedom, Labour Party and GroenLinks.The Christian Democratic Appeal, ChristenUnie, Socialist Party, animal rights-focused Party for the Animals, pensioners’ interest 50PLUS and Reformed Political Party all voted against the bill.Six motions, submitted during two days of debate led by Minister for Legal Protection Sander Dekker on February 5 and 12, were also put to a Senate vote earlier today (February 19).The first, proposed by Socialist Party Senator Arda Gerkens, proposed only allowing companies with no activity in the Netherlands in the past five years to apply for licences, though this failed to garner significant support. However, Labour Party Senator André Postema’s proposal to establish a two-year ‘cooling-off period’ for any company that had targeted Dutch customers was adopted.Another motion, asking the government to consider a ban on online gaming advertising was passed, with a more stringent motion calling for an outright ban for igaming operators rejected.Two more motions were also accepted. The first from ChristenUnie Senator Mirjam Bikker mandates the government perform an evaluation of measures designed to protect minors from the negative effects of gambling. The second, introduced by Postema, will see the government required to inform the Dutch legislature of its criteria for having internet service providers block access to websites.The Senate’s approval brings to an end a long period of uncertainty in the Dutch market. The Remote Gaming Act was passed by the House of Representatives in 2016, but spent more than two years in limbo after stalling in the Senate.During this time Dutch gaming regulator the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) looked to step up efforts to crack down on unlicensed activity in the market. However, a survey commissioned by land-based operator Holland Casino in January revealed that the number of citizens gambling via illegal sites had risen to around 1.8m.Dekker, who played a major role in shepherding the legislation into law after it stalled in 2016, said he was happy to have pushed through a framework that would ensure a high level of consumer protection.“We see that society is digitizing, and more than half a million Dutch people are participating unprotected in online gambling currently,” he said. “This involves big risks such as gambling addiction and fraud. “I am happy that we can now offer players a secure system in which games of chance can be played online in a responsible manner.”The bill’s passage was welcomed by the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA), which also congratulated Dekker for his efforts to regulate the Dutch market.“Online gambling is popular in the Netherlands and the current situation is neither justifiable nor tenable – because 1.8 million Dutch people are gambling online without regulatory protection under Dutch law,” EGBA secretary general Maarten Haijer said. “Our message is simple: it is in the interests of everyone to have a well-regulated market which protects players.”However Haijer warned that the Netherlands would need to ensure that it strikes balance between ensuring a high level of consumer protection and offering a commercially-viable tax regime if the regulated market is to succeed.“We now look forward to working with the Dutch Gambling Commission, De Kansspelautoriteit, to ensure an effective implementation of the new rules in a timely and consumer-friendly way,” Haijer added. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Regions: Europe Western Europe Netherlands 19th February 2019 | By contenteditor Topics: Legal & compliancelast_img read more

2 FTSE shares: I’d buy one right now and avoid the other

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If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Kevin Godbold | Wednesday, 17th June, 2020 | More on: BVIC SFR Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img 2 FTSE shares: I’d buy one right now and avoid the other Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Britvic. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. See all posts by Kevin Godbold A year ago, I wrote of FTSE SmallCap structural steel company Severfield (LSE: SFR): “The steel business is highly cyclical and a plunge in earnings, dividends and the share price is normal every so often for this type of company.”Since then, the coronavirus crisis has happened. I didn’t see it coming, of course, but my earlier comments were general in nature. And reading through today’s full-year report from the company, it’s clear the directors are cautious about the recession ahead.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…Why I’m conflicted about this FTSE shareRecessions come and go for different reasons, and the pandemic has accelerated this one. What doesn’t change is how vulnerable out-and-out cyclical firms such as Severfield are to the effects of a general economic downturn.In fairness, I feel a bit conflicted over this stock. The share price has been recovering well since bottoming in mid-March. And I know the best time to buy a cyclical share is when it has plunged after a long period of robust trading. Indeed, that’s exactly what Severfield has just enjoyed.For example, today’s figures for the trading year to 31 March show an uplift of just over 19% in revenue year-on-year. And underlying earnings per share rose by almost 15%. And I’m also bullish about the infrastructure sector because I think governments everywhere will try to spend us out of economic trouble. Severfield could be well placed to benefit.But the directors are expecting a “potentially challenging market ahead,” and they’ve cancelled the full-year dividend. I think that one action speaks volumes about their view of the outlook. So, today’s buoyancy in the share price could be misplaced. And the almost 25% bounce-back the shares have made from the March lows could prove to be overly optimistic. On balance, I’m avoiding the stock.But here’s my clear winnerInstead, I’d turn to a company operating in a defensive sector. In May, FTSE 250 soft drinks supplier Britvic (LSE: BVIC) issued a decent set of half-year results for the period to 31 March. Revenue and earnings were both up a little compared to the previous year.However, the directors decided to defer the decision about paying an interim dividend until later in the year because of the crisis. Nevertheless, the company has a long and impressive record when it comes to progressing the shareholder dividend. And once there is more visibility about how Covid-19 is affecting the business, the directors will revisit the issue of a dividend.Meanwhile, the share price has been recovering well from its March lows. And I can see good reasons for that. Unlike Severfield, Britvic’s business tends to remain stable during periods of economic weakness.Indeed, people enjoy their branded soft drinks and tend to keep buying them even as orders for Severfield’s structural steel products may dry up in a downturn. And Britvic’s brands such as Robinsons, Drench, Fruit Shoot, R Whites and Purdey’s will likely keep moving through supermarket shelves and other outlets during this recession.That’s why I’d rather take my investment chances with Britvic than with Severfield right now. last_img read more

Church welcomes Moravian pastor in historic example of communion

first_img Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET September 21, 2012 at 2:28 pm My mother’s side of my family is Moravian–and this is certainly wonderful news! Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Ecumenical & Interreligious Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Featured Events 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 Posted Sep 20, 2012 kathryn woestendiek scepanski says: Tags Robert Smith says: Peter D. Skelly says: Edith and Jim Johnson says: Rector Shreveport, LA September 23, 2012 at 7:10 am “….for us, for us the Lamb was slain. Praise ye the Lord, Amen.” Baptised and raised in the John Heckewelder Memorial Moravian Church in Gnadenhutten, Ohio; now a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Hamilton, Ohio. September 22, 2012 at 10:54 pm Though small in numbers of parishes, the Moravian Church has a distinguished history in the USA as in the land of its founding, refounding, and in Tanzania. Moravians specially ministered to the Native people in the colonies. This tangible sharing will be a blessing all around.Prof Willis H A Moore, Monacan Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL Rector Smithfield, NC Submit an Event Listing Prof Willis H A Moore says: An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Church welcomes Moravian pastor in historic example of communion Rector Knoxville, TN September 22, 2012 at 9:44 pm I’m a retired Moravian Pastor, now a member of the Episcopal Church. Delighted to hear of Carl Southerland becoming rector of St. Johns. I, too, have had the opportunity to serve as celebrant in my home parish, Church of the Redeemer, Morristown, N.J. in the absence of our rector. So grateful for the full communion relationship. Blessings! Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI September 21, 2012 at 1:17 pm Unity is patient. Unity is kind. Unity does not boast. It is, indeed, what the world needs now. The installment picture seems to emit a timeless pregnant glow.. May this one example of full-communion spawn many acts of unity in our culture and our world. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Press Release Service September 21, 2012 at 12:48 am My great-grandfather, the Rev. John A. Deal, founded this parish. God’s blessings to Pastor Southerland & the congregation as you begin your ministry together. Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR center_img Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Martinsville, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Rev. Carl Southerland and the Rt. Rev. G. Porter Taylor. Photo/Diocese of Western North Carolina[Diocese of Western North Carolina] On Sept. 16, the Rev. Carl Southerland was installed as rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Franklin, North Carolina, becoming the first Moravian pastor of an Episcopal parish since the two denominations inaugurated a full-communion relationship in 2011.“It is an exciting day for the Moravian Church and the Episcopal Church,” said Southerland. “My appointment into the Episcopal Church has been a wonderful process. To come into the Episcopal Church, I’ve felt so welcome. It’s been a real blessing for me, and I’m very excited to be here.”Southerland served in various positions with the Moravian Church in North Carolina for 41 years before joining St. John’s, including positions as pastor at First Moravian, Greensboro, Fries Memorial, Winston-Salem, and Unity Moravian, Lewisville; and associate pastor at Home Moravian in Winston-Salem.The two denominations formalized the communion on Feb. 10, 2011. The official text of the agreement included a statement explaining, “We seek this relationship of full communion so that our mission as Christ’s church will be more effectively fulfilled and each of our communions might be more complete because of the spiritual treasures of the other.”David Guthrie, president of the Provincial Elders Conference, Southern Province, Moravian Church in America, and the Rt. Rev. G. Porter Taylor, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina, officiated at Southerland’s installment.Guthrie spoke about the Moravian Church’s focus on unity, quoting the Moravian Book of Order and its charge to “seek unity in Him with zeal and love.”After the ceremony, Taylor reflected on the importance of the event. “Having Carl Southerland as the rector of St. John’s is an outward and visible sign of our full communion with our Moravian brothers and sisters,” he said. “It not only pleases God to have God’s children work together in this way, it enriches both our denominations and enables us to be much more effective as ministers of Jesus Christ.”Taylor also spoke about the need for people of faith to come together during times of strife.“In an age addicted to division, I am proud that our two churches are offering the world a different way,” he said. “Being in full communion with Moravians and Lutherans enables all of our denominations to be more effective, more nimble, and more expansive. I am very excited for St. John’s, our diocese, and the wider churches.” Rector Bath, NC Rector Hopkinsville, KY September 23, 2012 at 1:24 am All Christians could learn a thing or two from the Episcopal Church and the Moravians. May we one day realize that the differences which divide us disappear in the wholeness that is the body of Christ. Like the great music of the Moravian church, I hope, pray, that all Christians see that the best pieces incorporate many different themes. My deepest prayers and blessings on the union of these two churches. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Cynthia J Hallas says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Comments (8) Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Pr. Gretchen R. Naugle says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Vicki Martin Kier says: November 10, 2012 at 6:53 pm Welcome! from a couple of your fellow Moravian “missionaries” at work among Episcopalians. May you and your family find yourselves wrapped up in love and support as Jim and I have as we continue our journey here at St. Peter’s in Charlotte. Edith and Jim with love and prayer. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Course Director Jerusalem, Israel AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 Rector Tampa, FL Curate Diocese of Nebraska The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Comments are closed. 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 Submit a Press Release Director of Music Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Featured Jobs & Callslast_img read more

Smith draws on a diverse background in service to Apopka

first_img The Anatomy of Fear TAGSAlexander SmithApopka City Commission Seat #1 Previous articleThe First 100 Days: How Mayor Nelson will start his first termNext articleNolan continues to surprise Apopka with Seat #2 run Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Decision Apopka 2018Apopka City Commission Candidate Feature: Seat #1 Alexander SmithAlexander Smith is a product of Apopka. In many ways, he embodies its history, its struggle, and its growth like no other. Smith was born in poverty and raised in South Apopka. “We had an outhouse in the backyard,” said Smith, describing his childhood home. “If we wanted to feed the chickens, we just dropped the feed through the floorboards. We didn’t even have to go outside.”Alexander SmithAt an early age, Smith began his career in the farming industry picking oranges, firing orange groves at night, working in the citrus packing house, on the muck farm in Zellwood pulling corn, picking cucumbers and cutting cabbage. His days began at 5 AM on the job, followed by a long walk to school. After school ended for the day, he walked back to his job and worked until evening.It was this back-breaking work as a youth that Smith believes built his character, and spring-boarded him into the next chapter of his life. “I grew up in South Apopka,” he said. “I know their plight. Because of my diverse background which has always involved working with people from my early childhood until the present I have learned to appreciate all professions.”Smith is running for the Apopka City Commission Seat #1 currently held by six-term incumbent Commissioner Billie Dean. The two men have quite a history together.In 1970, Smith, a ninth grader, went to his first Apopka City Council meeting. Dean, Smith’s teacher at the time, took him to see Alonzo Williams Jr., the first black Commissioner in Apopka history. It was his first year on the City Council. Williams held that seat for 24 years until Dean succeeded him as the second black commissioner in Apopka history in 1994.Smith was in awe of Williams and decided he would follow in his footsteps one day.“That visit made a lasting impression and one of my lifelong goals has been to become one of Apopka’s City Commissioners,” he said.Smith, 61, graduated from Apopka High School, and then went to Florida A&M University, graduating with a degree in Agricultural Education and a minor in Horticultural Science. He returned to Apopka after college and worked in the Orange County Public School system for 39 years before his retirement.But even after a career in education that spanned four decades, Smith still has a passion for improving the lives of children.“I want to bring more opportunities to the youth in Apopka,” Smith said. “Recreational activities, internship programs, and mentor programs. We need more parks evenly distributed throughout the city, not in just one place. Youth is my passion. Young people are our future. But if we don’t prepare them for the future, we won’t have a future.”If elected as a city commissioner, Smith would also like to revisit three other amenities for the youth of this community that seem to have been forgotten.“Years ago, several businesses committed to bringing a YMCA, Boy’s Club, and a swimming pool to Apopka,” he said. “They were going to contribute to the costs of bringing those here, and I’m not sure why it failed or what happened, but I would go back to those businesses and ask them to invest in our city. We can always also seek grants from the federal and state level to supplement what we cannot raise on our own.”Of all the issues facing Apopka, Smith believes managing its impending population boom, and economic development is the most important to Apopka’s future. “Growth is something we can’t stop. It’s coming. And that’s a good thing. But I just think it needs to be managed. And if managed properly, growth can be good. We don’t want to destroy the environment and atmosphere that attracted people to make Apopka their home. We need to balance what we’re doing when it comes to growth.”He has also listened closely to the budget debates and believes the general fund reserves need to be dramatically increased in the coming years. “The reserve should be enough to cover at least six months of actual expenses in case there’s a disaster or if something drastic happens… or in case an unexpected opportunity becomes available that we can profit from and there are funds in the reserve not allocated. We as a city could benefit from that opportunity.” Although Smith did not specify any specific budget cuts or tax increases to build the reserves to the level he desires, he does believe that if the City staff were given a directive, they could accomplish it within five years.“It could be incrementally put into place over time,” he said. “But it’s something the City Council should instruct the staff to do.”He also wants to see the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) balance its plan from a heavy economic development strategy to a more proportionate approach that includes a mix of residential projects. “I think there needs to be a balance as to how the CRA dollars are spent. I can understand the economic development part, but I think some of those funds should be spent in residential areas as well because it says slum and blight… so I think they are addressing the blighted part, but not the slum.” Annexation of South Apopka was referenced in the mayoral debate, and it’s a topic Smith knows well. Although he is a resident of Rock Springs Ridge, he hasn’t forgotten his roots, and he remembers a time when Apopka tried to annex South Apopka but failed. Smith, however, believes that if annexation came up again, things could be different. And he, for one, would like to try. “I’m in favor of annexing South Apopka. It’s the humane thing to do. I was there 40 years ago when it was placed on the ballot, but no one visited that community and presented them with the advantages of being a part of the city. I think if they did, they would have seen the advantages far outweighed the disadvantages. The city didn’t do a very good job of educating South Apopka about the benefits of being in the city. Orange County did an outstanding job of why they should stay in the county, therefore it failed.” Despite the setback, Smith believes the climate for annexation may be advantageous. “Since that time, a lot of people have been educated as to the benefits of being a part of the city. The government that’s closer to you is better able to serve you. South Apopka is closer to the city of Apopka. So, therefore, it’s better able to serve those residents. We realize there’s going to be economic challenges providing those services to South Apopka. The county collects taxes from them, but they don’t provide a lot of services. It’s like free money. I feel annexing South Apopka into the city would be a benefit to both the residence and Apopka. We already provide water. I don’t think the cost is going to be so drastic like some are saying. I know the property values are a little lower there, but when you look at the map of Apopka, they have gone all around South Apopka and so I think it’s  unfair to cast them adrift. It seems like they’re saying ‘you’re not worth being a part of our city… your second-class citizens. We’ve gone around you and sucked everything else up and left you on this little island.’ Despite his clear passion for South Apopka, Smith insists that if elected he will be a commissioner for all of Apopka.“It’s not about me,” he said. “Everyone has their agenda. I hear people in the audience at City Council meetings whispering to each other ‘what about what the people think?’ I want to be the people’s voice on City Council. My goal is to represent all of Apopka.”And Smith, the product of Apopka that was refined in the muck farms of Zellwood, seasoned in the classrooms of Orange County, and rooted in the community that he loves is still living by the golden rule he learned as a child.“It is my belief that all men and women are created equal and regardless of our backgrounds or our walk in life that it takes those blended experiences to improve the quality of life for every individual. I have not forgotten where I came from and what it took to get to the crossroads of my life.” Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

Bower Trading Market Strategy Report: Optimistic about 2018

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Bower Trading Market Strategy Report: Optimistic about 2018 Previous articleIndiana Dairy Hosts Screening of Food Evolution MovieNext articleIndiana Young Farmers Winners to Compete this Weekend at AFBF Nashville Gary Truitt SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter     Bower Trading Market Strategy Report: Optimistic about 2018Doug Werling2017 ended with corn and soybean prices below where most producers would like to see them. However, Doug Werling, with Bower Trading, says 2018 will be better, “I am very optimistic about 2018 for all commodities in general; and, eventually, it will get around to grains.” He told HAT growth will be a major market factor in the coming year, “We are going to see a lot of demand growth in many emerging economies. This will lead to demand growth in things like coffee, cocoa, and eventually coarse grains.” He says demand growth will average between 3% and 5% in 2018.Werling says, if we have a drop in production, prices will move up sharply, but, even if we don’t, the trend in 2018 will be up, “Overall, between now and the end of this year, we are going to see improvement; and we will begin to feel better about ourselves, even if we don’t have a weather event that cuts production.”For more market strategy information, contact Bower Trading at 800-533-8045 or material has been prepared by a sales or trading employee or agent of Bower Trading Inc and is, or is in the nature of, a solicitation. This material is not a research report prepared by Bower Trading Inc. By accepting this communication, you agree that you are an experienced user of the futures markets, capable of making independent trading decisions, and agree that you are not, and will not, rely solely on this communication in making trading decisions.DISTRIBUTION IN SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY BE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. PERSONS IN POSSESSION OF THIS COMMUNICATION INDIRECTLY SHOULD INFORM THEMSELVES ABOUT AND OBSERVE ANY SUCH PROHIBITION OR RESTRICTIONS. TO THE EXTENT THAT YOU HAVE RECEIVED THIS COMMUNICATION INDIRECTLY AND SOLICITATIONS ARE PROHIBITED IN YOUR JURISDICTION WITHOUT REGISTRATION, THE MARKET COMMENTARY IN THIS COMMUNICATION SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED A SOLICITATION.The risk of loss in trading futures and/or options is substantial and each investor and/or trader must consider whether this is a suitable investment. Past performance, whether actual or indicated by simulated historical tests of strategies, is not indicative of future results. Trading advice is based on information taken from trades and statistical services and other sources that Bower Trading Inc believes are reliable. We do not guarantee that such information is accurate or complete and it should not be relied upon as such. Trading advice reflects our good faith judgment at a specific time and is subject to change without notice. There is no guarantee that the advice we give will result in profitable trades. Bower Trading Market Strategy Report: Optimistic about 2018 By Gary Truitt – Jan 1, 2018 Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

NutCheeselogists? Nary Dairy? Local Chefs Center Incubates Delicious Startups

first_img Make a comment Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it COVER: Right NutCheeselogists? Nary Dairy? Local Chefs Center Incubates Delicious Startups Article and Photography by RACHEL YOUNG Published on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 | 4:55 am Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News center_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena With recently received funding of $170,124 from a Community Development Block Grant, Chefs Center of California, a local food-based business incubator on North San Gabriel Blvd. in East Pasadena, installed 84 solar panels that generate one third of their daily energy needs.Chefs Center was one of four local community development programs to receive a Congressional recognition award by Congresswoman Judy Chu for how the programs spent the Community Development funds.The programs are innovative, address crucial issues, and seek to bring opportunities for low- and moderate-income people.“When you have a lot of food-based business using the facility at the same time on a hot day, it could get warm. However the new [heating and cooling system] prevents that from happening,” Joe Colletti said who founded the program. “To make programs successful, you need to have a strong public and private relationship. So having Congress members’ support is very important for us.”The three other local projects who received Congressional Recognition include the Maintenance Assistance and Services to Homeowners (MASH), which provides long term unemployed persons with temporary jobs and job training; The Mike Antonovich Dental Clinic that provided low or no cost dental services to low and very low income adults and children; and the La Pintoresca Teen Education Center that provides educational resources including a new computer lab.Opening in 2009 as a nonprofit economic development program, in four and a half years Chefs Center says it has served 450 start-up businesses. Colletti says that at least thirty-five percent of those start-ups have flourished into successful, self-operating businesses.For many of these start up businesses like Lisa & Mo’s redefining gluten free baking, their food-business idea could never have become a reality without Chefs Center, mostly due to the large expense of commercial kitchen equipment.“Chefs Center is such a great place to start because you don’t have to put all the money out up front. A storefront is so expensive to get equipment and insurance and everything else that is handled through Chefs Center. We have our own dedicated space so that were away from the rest of the kitchen where people may be using flour,” Tony Minutelli of Lisa & Mo’s said.Famous for their avocado cupcake, Lisa & Mo started from their love of baking. Find their gluten free products including cupcakes, cookies, cakes, and savory items on or at to gluten free bakers is a vegan cheese making couple who call themselves NutCheeseologists. Looking for a non-dairy cheese for his children, Allen Keller fermented cashews and developed it into a delicious cream cheese-textured cashew cheese called Nary Dairy. Nary Dairy can replace sour cream, mayonnaise, goat cheese, ricotta cheese and even make soup creamier, especially their delicious Herbed Cream Qi’Z found on“We wanted to make something that was healthy and a good way for our daughters to get protein. Nary Dairy is full of nutrients and vitamins and the kids love it too. They take it as a school treat with carrots and pita chips,” Lois Keller said who helps her husband make small batches of Nary Dairy at Chefs Center.Chefs Center has given the couple the resources like the proof box and the giant mixer, but also a new family who they share ideas and laugh with as they create food next to each other.“In other kitchens it’s a competition, other kitchens don’t have the level of services or community. At Chefs Center it’s like seeing friends and family again. They share resources and contacts and learn techniques from each other,” Chef Larry Bressler said who is the general manager of Chefs Center.Chefs Center caters to the needs of each food business. Some businesses utilize the 6,000 square foot licensed commercial kitchen for 12 hours daily especially as the holiday season impends, while others come for 45 minutes once a week. In the kitchen on any given day as few as five up to 19 businesses on its busiest day could be in the kitchen talking, laughing, sharing ideas and building camaraderie as they pursue unique food based businesses.“Chefs Center is extremely successful. It is one of the most successful endeavors that I have ever started and the success is really huge. There are so many businesses doing so many good things,” Colletti said.From the Flying Pig Food Truck to Coolhaus in Pasadena on Colorado Boulevard, Bonnie B’s Smokin’, Mother Moo Creamery, the Goodie Girls who won an episode of Cupcake Wars, and Napoleon Macarons with now four stores all incubated at Chefs Center. According to Chef Larry Bressler, the advantage that makes Chefs Center different and contributes to the large success is access to Chefs Center’s 5 Entrepreneurial Steps including instructional workshops and consulting services.“It’s great to have other people who are in the food business to knock around ideas with and talk about your experiences as far as what you’re selling, how you’re selling, who you’re selling to and then also technique things especially people like us who are not trained in the culinary field,” Minutelli of Lisa & Mo’s said.The business ideas incubating at Chefs Center stand at the cutting edge of food business with private chef Paleo-based meal deliveries, delivering healthy lunches to local schools, macarons straight from Lyon, France, vegan products, gluten free baking, cold pressed juice, and a chef for the green room of Jimmy Kimmel Live among many others.“We are four private chefs delivering Paleo-based meals to people’s homes and to cross fit gyms. We want to get Paleo-based eating to be more than a trend, but an actual way of living and eating,” Tony Campos of eliteEats said, visit for more information.The idea for Chefs Center itself sprang from another one of Colletti’s projects that acted as job training café called Mama’s Hot Tamales. In that experience Colletti saw an increasing demand for people who wanted to start a business. The Episcopal Economic Development under the branch of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles established Chefs Center in Pasadena, as it is the only place in Los Angeles County that can operate a shared space kitchen. Pasadena has a separate Public Health Department that allows places like Chefs Center to operate, although every business must obtain its own public health license.“The city has been an unbelievable partner over the last four and a half years. We see the health inspector in here sometimes twice a week,” Bressler said.The history of the building itself dates back to at least 1903. At that time the building was used as stables, a livery that housed the horses for the Rose Parade. The building became a restaurant in the 1970s and then the empty building was converted into a giant kitchen dreamed up by Chef Larry Bressler.Now Bressler has helped many other’s dreams come true with his advice and encouragement and he could help make your food based business a reality too. For more information visit or Subscribe HerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCouples Who Stuck With Each Other Despite The Cheating ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRub This All Over Your Body And He’s Guaranteed To Swoon Over YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. 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OPD searching for H-E-B thief

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp By admin – May 30, 2018 Police are asking for anyone with information in reference to the identity of the suspect shown above is encouraged to contact Detective L. Gonzales at 432-335-3345 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS and reference Case #18-14281. Police are searching for an unknown suspect who stole around $159 worth of merchandise from H-E-B.The theft was reported around 1:03 p.m. April 2 at H-E-B, 2501 W. University Blvd.An Odessa Police Department news release stated an unknown man took around $159 worth of merchandise from the store and left without paying.Photos of the suspect can be found at or on OPD’s Facebook page.Police are asking anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect to call Detective L. Gonzalez at 432-335-3345 or Odessa Crime Stoppers and reference case No. 18-14281. OPD searching for H-E-B thief Previous articleH-E-B issues ice cream and sherbet recallNext articleSix teens charged with nine shootings admin Local NewsCrime Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Councillor says Ballycolman Estate fire could have ended tragically

first_imgNews 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North By News Highland – July 11, 2014 Twitter Twitter Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Councillor says Ballycolman Estate fire could have ended tragically Google+center_img WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Previous articleTaoiseach unveils new Cabinet following reshuffleNext articleHarps held by bottom club Cobh News Highland 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest It’s claimed that a fire started deliberately in the Ballycolman Estate in Strabane last night could have killed.A wheelie Bin was set alight next to an empty property in the area – a neighbour was alerted to the fire by a barking dog and the fire service was called.Local Councillor Patsy Kelly says the fire was then brought quickly under control but added that the situation could have had tragic consequences:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal last_img read more

Donegal nurse makes impassioned plea for support

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Donegal nurse makes impassioned plea for support Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Previous articleBoyd Rankin set to provide major boost for NW WarriorsNext article4% rise in Altnagelvin ED attendances News Highland Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Pinterest WhatsApp By News Highland – January 24, 2019 center_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA A Donegal nurse has made an impassioned plea to people in the county to support nurses and midwives if the the first of a series of one day strikes goes ahead next Wednesday.Speaking on the Nine til Noon Show, Claire said that nurses are not seeking pay increases, but rather the restoration of pay which they lost as a result of the financial crash.She said working conditions at Letterkenny University Hospital are difficult, and the top priority of all nurses and midwives is to ensure the safety and comfort of patients………Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

Metzler serves Pike County as forester

first_img By Jaine Treadwell The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Book Nook to reopen Metzler serves Pike County as forester Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content He graduated from Auburn University in April 2016 with a degree in forestry and returned later and earned a dual degree in forestry and wildlife.“I should have done that in the beginning,” he said. “The way that we manage the forest influences wildlife, they go hand-in-hand.”Metzler said, before he came, Pike County had been without forester since 2017. “At one time, the Pike County office had three people but, when the conservation officer left in 2017, the office was closed,” he said. “From what I understand, some private land owners saw a need for a conservation office here in Pike County. I was working in Bullock County at that time and I was asked if I would be willing to come here and I was proud to get the opportunity.”Metzler said Pike County has an enthusiastic land owner base.“The land owners care about improving their land and I am eager to assist them in setting their objectives and meeting their goals to carry out responsible forest management on their property,” he said.Metzler said the Pike County Conservation Office assists landowners with fire lanes and breaks around clean cuts and technical assistance. The office also offers drone mapping services. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 9:57 pm Tuesday, August 27, 2019 Print Article He also assists other foresters with paid services offered through the Alabama Forestry Commission.Metzler said his office has been approved to hire a forestry worker. An applicant must have a high school diploma and a CDL license may be required.The Pike County Forestry Service office may be contacted at 334-540-3136 for information or assistance. If Drew Metzler could have drawn up the perfect job for him at this time in his life, he would have drawn himself as the Pike County Forester.“I’m exactly where I want to be,” Metzler said as he sat comfortably at his desk at the Pike County Conservation Office. “I don’t know of anywhere I would rather work than with the Alabama Forestry Commission or any place I would rather be than right here in Pike County.”But, with a smile, Metzler admitted that he was looking forward to a weekend of trout fishing in the Cherokee National Forest.Metzler of Prattville is an outdoorsman. He loves to fish and hunt, and in that order. His idea of a getaway weekend is on a bass boat in the Alabama River. And, he’s a fan of the pigskin game so the Pike County Forester is in hog heaven. Email the author Latest Stories Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBest 13 Fortnite Skins That You NeedTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel You Might Like New hunting, fishing licenses available at probate office New recreational licenses are now available at the Pike County Courthouse, announced Probate judge Michael Bunn. “We’re excited to have… read more By The Penny Hoarder Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Skiplast_img read more