Girls Night Out

first_img WhatsApp Girls Night Out Pinterest By admin – May 30, 2018 Twitter Facebook Girls Night Out RegistrationMid-Cities Church, 8700 State Highway 191, Midland, has scheduled a Girls Night Out to celebrate amazing women and what God has done in their homes, businesses and in the community from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.There will be food, a photo booth and giveaways.Registration fee is $15. Students are $10.Registrations may be made online. Local News Pinterest Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleGOOD NEWS: Sul Ross faculty-staff receive Bar-SR-Bar AwardsNext articleTEXAS VIEW: Robocalls spread scams across the country adminlast_img read more

Warriors report: Warriors want to beat New Orleans for Boogie’s sake

first_imgOAKLAND — Below are some takeaways from the Warriors’ morning shootaround before Golden State (7-1) hosts the New Orleans Pelicans (4-2) on Wednesday at Oracle Arena.The Warriors want to beat the Pelicans on DeMarcus Cousins’ behalf.Will Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant or Klay Thompson have another dominating scoring performance? The Warriors anticipate it, but something else might fuel them against the Pelicans. They are facing Cousins’ former team.“We definitely want to win for him,” Green …last_img read more

Goodness in the most unlikely places

first_imgFree high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service. It’s not ideal, and we still have a long way to go, but what must be acknowledged is that South Africa is still very much an evolving democracy and it might take a generation or two for the wrongs of the prejudiced apartheid system to be fully corrected. Quality, affordable healthcare for all is but one of the priorities. So when I heard about how the nationwide public sector strike, which began in mid-August 2010, was crippling state hospitals, and how the absence of nurses, cleaners, cooks and admin staff had brought the system to a halt, I decided to step in and do what little I could to get Johannesburg’s Edenvale Hospital chugging along again. This was after the government called for volunteers to help out at those facilities worst hit by the strike. Local radio stations and online news publications gave out the relevant details, and it didn’t seem very complicated: simply show up when you could and do your bit. I had visions of myself feeding hungry babies, changing nappies, checking drips, making beds, giving out medicine and soothing the sick and dying. That would be really altruistic, I thought – almost as impressive as being a state doctor or nurse myself! But it didn’t happen. Instead, I was dispatched to the hospital laundry, far, far away from the dramatic scenes I had in mind. I was so disappointed and almost felt let down by those who issued the call for help in the first place. I mean, a laundry of all things! If I had wanted to do washing I would have just stayed at home! But I couldn’t exactly show up to help and then refuse to do the job that needed to be done, so I trudged along to the washing room – a noisy, rather depressing-looking place with monstrous, groaning machines and a steaming press that looked like it came out of the Industrial Revolution. First, I was asked to fold vast piles of scratchy, moth-eaten blankets. Then I was sent to the dryers to take out the hundreds of sheets, which needed to be spread out on a table so they could be fed into the giant press. Next, I whipped around to the other end to catch and re-fold the steaming linen that had been squeezed through the rollers. What I later found out is that this laundry services at least four other state hospitals in Gauteng, so that’s why there were so many intimidating heaps scattered about. Under normal circumstances it has 30 staff members, but 27 of these seemed to be part of the stay-away. Our team was made up of three full-time employees and a handful of volunteers. The helpers didn’t fit any particular stereotype: women and men, middle-aged and in their teens, wealthy and not so wealthy, black and white. I was really struck by this – such a spread of South Africans who threw themselves into the kind of job that has no status, no glamour, no payback. And they did it with such energy, commitment and determination – I learnt a valuable lesson from this. As I sorted and folded and tugged and stacked, I also developed deep respect for the individuals who usually have to do this kind of thankless, back-breaking work every day of their lives. Often, as a society, we moan and grumble about all that is wrong and unjust on the outside, but hidden, in the most unlikely places, is a wealth of goodness – and that is what makes this country the special place it is. First published by MediaClubSouthAfrica.com – get free high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service. MediaClubSouthAfrica 3 September 2010 I’ve always been fascinated by state hospitals in South Africa – those not-so-glamorous places where not-so-well-paid doctors, nurses and support staff work tirelessly to treat the millions who cannot afford private healthcare. These places are a sort of microcosm of the country: dedication and altruism existing alongside poverty, desperation and inequality. But in between all this, most of the time, the system chugs along.last_img read more

Ahead of the expected launch event on September 9, iPhone 6 photos leaked

first_imgAccording to sources, pictures of a powered on Apple iPhone 6 have been leaked to a phone and technology review site that claims the photos are genuinely from a trusted “tipster”. While it could be yet another false alert in the buildup to the Apple media event on September 9, the bezels and finish quality , along with the fact that it is held in two positions (front lock screen and back cover displayed) by the photographer’s own hand, make it seem either the genuine thing or a very good hoax indeed.What can be confirmed is what has become standard knowledge of the upcoming iPhone 6: the screen size will increase to at least a 4.7″ IPS LCD, sporting a 960 x 1704 pixel display, and the Apple A8 processor board with 2GB onboard RAM and dual-core 2GHz 64-bit processor. Apple may up the storage limitations of non-expandable memories by offering 128GB of data space. All this and more lies in wait at the planned event on September 9.Industry rumours have persisted about Apple’s 5C/5S move continuing with the anticipation of a 5.5″ version of the iPhone 6. Speculation about a scratch-resistant sapphire display and dimensions of 158 x 77 x 7 mm have been rife, and the manufacturing suppliers of Apple have been keeping things under wraps as much as they can.Foxconn, Largan Precision, Delta Electronics and Cyntec are a few of the manufacturers in Taiwan that Apple has awarded contracts to, and these are vulnerable to the occasional genuine leak.last_img read more

North Carolina The Hunger Games 2012 The smash

first_imgNorth Carolina, The Hunger Games (2012)The smash hit of this year, The Hunger Games has already generated a great deal of interest in western North Carolina where it was filmed. Even without the peacekeepers, mockingjays and colourful citizens of The Capitol, holidaymakers can follow in Katniss and Peeta’s footsteps and bring the film to life when visiting the places featured in the film.The main site used was the DuPont State Recreational Forest, the location of the outdoor arena in The Hunger Games, in which tributes from each district (one boy and one girl) had to compete in a televised fight to the death. You can even find Katniss’s pond – the location from the fireball sequence in the film.Bali Eat, Pray, Love (2010)The exotic Island of Bali was the last stop for Julia Roberts’s character in the cult hit Eat, Pray, Love, a story following the life of Liz Gilbert – post divorce – in her quest of ‘finding herself’. Amidst the lush green rice paddies, volcanic peaks and tranquil temples, Gilbert found real peace and spirituality through yoga and meditation with her spiritual guide; it’s also, of course, where she fell in love with hunky Felipe (played by Javier Bardem). The film caused a surge in tourism to the island with the province’s tourism agency reporting a huge increase in the number of visitors after the movie was released; especially tourists looking for self-discovery, healing, and an escape from daily life – just like Gilbert was.Hawaii, The Descendants (2012)Set amidst the stunning scenery of Oahu, The Big Island and Kauai – dubbed the ‘garden island’ – The Descendants is a story of heartache in paradise. The film follows the unpredictable journey of an American family at a crossroads, when Matt King (played by George Clooney) loses his wife in a boating accident off Waikiki.Director of photography Phedon Papamichael divided the film between two Hawaii’s: the more hectic, citified Hawaii of Honolulu and the stunning, natural haven of Hanalei Bay on the island of Kauai, draped with verdant, tropical rainforests and surrounded by sapphire seas. The film is already doing wonders for tourism to Hawaii, with Kauai Visitors Bureau (KVB) already expecting a big boost in tourism to the ‘garden island’. RelatedStar Wars: 12 incredible filming locations around the worldSeeing as it’s Star Wars Day (may the fourth be with you and all that jazz), we’ve searched our planet for the most spectacular destinations to feature in the films. Put your Star Wars knowledge to the test and be amazed by what these filming locations look like in real-life!6 places from the UK’s most romantic films that you can actually visitRomantic gestures need not cost a fortune or involve travelling very far. Visit these famous film locations from some of cinemas’ soppiest blockbusters, right here in the UK, and save yourself some cash while winning a few hearts. What’s there not to love? Here’s your ticket to romantic superstardomSet Jetter: 10 movie destinations to visitwners Direct introduce their top movie destinations to help remind you of some of the places you promised to visit. Paris, Midnight in Paris (2011)Anyone who has a penchant for Paris will fall even more in love with the city after watching Woody Allen’s new film – Midnight in Paris. Released in 2011, the film stars Gil (played by Owen Wilson) – a struggling writer who is filled with nostalgia for the Paris of the 1920s, when artists and writers flocked to the City of Lights in a celebrated period of creativity.For Gil, the romance of that bygone era exerts a pull that places him increasingly at odds with his impatient, unimaginative future wife, especially after he begins to have magical experiences that take him back in time each night at midnight. Filming locations included the grand Chateau de Versailles, Monet’s garden in Giverny, Musée Rodin as well as countless cobbled streets, jazz bars and classy hotels. In fact, the whole film is one long love letter to the city.Dartmoor, War Horse (2011)Following phenomenal success as a West-End production, War Horse, written by Devon-based author Michael Morpurgo, hit the big screens in 2011. Directed by Steven Spielberg, the film follows the story of a young man named Albert and his remarkable friendship with a horse named Joey. When they are forcefully parted, the film follows the extraordinary journey of the horse as he moves through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of all those he comes in contact with, before the story reaches its emotional climax in the heart of No Man’s Land.Although set in Devon, most of the filming took place in Dartmoor predominantly around Meavy and Sheepstor and War Horse features beautiful, panoramic vistas of the rolling landscape throughout the film. The setting clearly inspired Steven Spielberg as he was quoted as saying: “I have never before, in my long and eclectic career, been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty as I experienced filming War Horse on Dartmoor”.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

March 18 2009 Here are more photos of the dyna

first_imgMarch 18, 2009 Here are more photos of the dynamic world premiere of “Theoretical Isolation: A Post-Atomic Experiment at the urban design project”, performed at Arcosanti last Saturday, by a group of actors from Chicago Members of the group are: Seth Bockley, Jessica Hudson, Chloe Johnston, Ira S. Murfin, Kerensa Peterson, Angela Tillges and Seth Zurer. [Photos: tt, Chihiro Saito & text: sa] The audience had a chance to meet with the actors after the performance. More information on facebook. [Photo: tt & text: sa]last_img read more

Rep VerHeulen criticizes decision to award tax incentives to AK Steel

first_img State Rep. Rob VerHeulen of Walker today criticized a decision by the Michigan Strategic Fund Board allowing a steelmaker to inherit a tax credit previously awarded to another company.The board awarded AK Steel a transfer of a tax credit originally awarded to Severstal Dearborn more than a decade ago. AK Steel, based in Ohio, bought Severstal Dearborn in 2014.“I am deeply disappointed in this decision,” VerHeulen said. “The Michigan Strategic Fund Board should not have made this decision without the Legislature’s involvement and oversight.”The tax credit would be worth up to $20.3 million for AK Steel.VerHeulen has included language in budget proposals moving through the Michigan House that would require legislative approval for this type of tax credit transaction. VerHeulen is chair of the House Appropriations General Government Subcommittee.“I am very disappointed this action was taken today, circumventing the involvement of legislators,” VerHeulen said.Both Republican and Democratic lawmakers had requested that the Michigan Strategic Fund Board delay a decision, saying an agreement with AK Steel could set a dangerous precedent in future cases. 25Apr Rep. VerHeulen criticizes decision to award tax incentives to AK Steel Categories: News,VerHeulen Newslast_img read more

North Carolina and federal health officials want t

first_imgNorth Carolina and federal health officials want to test whether neighbors of a chemical company are carrying little-understood industrial compounds in their bodies.The state Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday it is working with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Bladen and Cumberland county health departments to test dozens of volunteers living around a Chemours Co. plant south of Fayetteville.Officials plan to check the blood and urine of up to 30 residents for GenX and 16 related chemicals.GenX is used to make non-stick cookware and other products.The state health agency says the results will allow better comparisons to levels detected in people elsewhere, but won’t clarify whether GenX and related chemicals have specific health effects.Test results will be shared with the adults and children who participate.last_img read more