Oh God, how your heart must break

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Charles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been, and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adapted the philosophy that to Live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy filled life. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom InspirationBy Charles TowneGod, heavenly Father, I miss my wife so very much.This sweet, delightful, precious, confused wife of mine. I miss her. Recently I placed her in a nursing home. Alzheimer’s disease is such a frustrating and heartbreaking illness. I speak from fifteen years of experience when I say there is invariably at least two victims, the patient, and the caregiver.Families have often torn apart, lives distorted, loved ones confused, fearful, angry, wondering. My darling wife is still there. I see her in flashes, glimpses of my sweetie. I hear her laughter; her love is evident. I overheard Nanny talking to a nurse the other day, she was in the process of telling her what a wonderful husband I am. And yet, I don’t feel very wonderful having placed her in the nursing home even though I know it is the best thing I could have done, for her, as well as myself.I have suffered three heart attack due to the ongoing stress of caregiving, and yet I am fortunate. Two friends have suffered fatal heart attacks because they couldn’t bring themselves to place their spouses in nursing homes. To some this might be considered faithful, loyal, but, if my friends were still alive they would be able to visit their spouses in the nursing home, but. as it is, their dear ones will live out their lives alone. Yes, I love my wife. Did I make the right decision by placing her in a nursing home? Absolutely!   Do I miss my sweetie? Darn tooting and I go visit her as often as possiblePlease, my friend, cherish the time you have together with your spouse. Love one another, make the best of the time you have together, and remember, Papa God love you with an undying love. He misses us so much when we are not close to Him His heart must break.Live fully,Love openlyTrust God, and make a difference. Today. Please enter your name here May 15, 2017 at 4:36 pm Mama Mia Thanks for your kind comments. Often it is the most difficult decisions that result in the greatest rewards. My wife is happy. The nursing home, Florida Living in Apopka, has been very good for her and the decision has prolonged my life exponentially. Sometimes being faithful and loving involves making the hard decision. God bless you. Please enter your comment! You shouldn’t feel guilty for anything concerning your wife, Mr. Towne. No one knows your situation exactly, as to how it is, and until they walk in your shoes, they don’t have a clue. You obviously love your wife very, very much, and she loves you very, very much too, and you have stuck by her through thick and thin. Sometimes it is good to get feelings off of your chest, and I am glad you could share your thoughts with us here online. Prayers to you both. TAGSInspiration Previous articleThe history of Mother’s DayNext articleDonna’s Deals: 6 Mother’s Day Deals Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR charles towne Reply May 26, 2017 at 10:38 am UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 2 COMMENTS You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Casa en Cassà / Ricard Galiana + Yago Oliva

first_img Projects Casa en Cassà / Ricard Galiana + Yago Oliva Houses Photographs Spain 2014 Casa en Cassà / Ricard Galiana + Yago OlivaSave this projectSaveCasa en Cassà / Ricard Galiana + Yago Oliva Year:  “COPY” CopyHouses•Cassà de la Selva, Spain ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/603312/casa-de-la-selva-ricard-galiana-yago-oliva Clipboard ArchDaily Area:  580 m² Area:  580 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/603312/casa-de-la-selva-ricard-galiana-yago-oliva Clipboard Save this picture!© Nani Pujol+ 19 Share 2014 CopyAbout this officeRicard GalianaOfficeFollowYago OlivaOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCassà de la SelvaHousesSpainPublished on March 05, 2015Cite: “Casa en Cassà / Ricard Galiana + Yago Oliva” 05 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – FocusGlass3MInterior Finishes at U.S. Bank StadiumPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlFiber Cement Cladding Panels in B66 Business CenterMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsSculptformClick-on Battens in WestConnex M8 JunctionPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesBruagBack-Ventilated Facades – CELLONTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea CosmosGlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Porcelain StonewareApavisaSlabs – Wild ForestBulbs / SpotsAmbiance LumiereLighting – ZetaMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: Ricard Galiana, Yago Oliva Area Area of this architecture project photographs:  Nani PujolPhotographs:  Nani PujolProject Collaborator:Roman ZitnanskyStructure:Gerard ClaveriaFacilities:Jaume PastorRigger:M. PagansInterior:Georgina FiguerasBudget:1.000.000 €City:Cassà de la SelvaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nani PujolRecommended ProductsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol Primo“The House in Cassà project is a single-family house built in a new neighbourhood in Cassà de la Selva (Girona). Save this picture!© Nani PujolThe house is situated in a plot with a small slope facing the south which is divided in two different levels. The upper level hosts the main rooms and swimming pool whereas the lower level accommodates the garden and the parking.Save this picture!© Nani PujolThe main rooms are distributed along a single floor divided in two concrete blocks –“night and day areas”– , with a double-height living room and a mezzanine creating a transparent space connecting both blocks.Save this picture!© Nani PujolThe two blocks offer the needed degree of privacy to each space while taking into consideration the private views, the street, the forest and the solar orientation.Save this picture!Section A-AThe northern backyard provides a pedestrian access in contact with the forest. The south porch-terrace faces the swimming pool.”Save this picture!© Nani PujolProject gallerySee allShow less”A Truman Show-Style Nightmare”? Critics React to BIG and Heatherwick’s Designs for …Architecture NewsAD Classics: Caja Granada Savings Bank / Alberto Campo BaezaArchitecture Classics Share “COPY” Year: last_img read more

Lookalike royals promote Barnardo’s pre-loved wedding clothes

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 Howard Lake | 16 May 2018 | News After hailing a cab to get to Windsor Castle, they posed with passers-by and shoppers before climbing aboard one of the Original Tour open top buses for a special tour around Windsor, including a view of the famous weekend home of Harry’s grandmother. Barnardo’s Chief Executive Javed Khan said: “We’re delighted to see our ‘Prince Harry’ and ‘Meghan’ wearing wedding outfits from our Barnardo’s store. It shows the quality of the pre-loved clothes on offer at our shops and that you can find clothes suitable for special or even royal occasions.“We hope everyone had great fun getting a ‘sneak peek’ at our lookalike newly-weds and wish the real Prince Harry and Meghan Markle every happiness on their wedding day and the years to come.” All photos reproduced with permission from Tim Boddy Photography.  197 total views,  1 views today Advertisement Tagged with: Celebrity charity shops Humour wedding Barnardo’s have made the most of the upcoming Royal Wedding by using Prince Harry and Meghan Markle lookalikes to showcase pre-loved clothing around the streets of Windsor.Tourists and locals alike took a number of double-takes as they spotted ‘Prince Harry’ and ‘Meghan Markle’ walking around Windsor in the sunshine, riding an open-top bus, and visiting Wetherspoons pub, appropriately called The King and Castle.The bride wore a classic off the shoulder white dress with a train, while the groom wore a blue suit, all from a local Barnardo’s store in South High Street. The wedding dress cost just £79.99 – a fraction of the price expected to be paid for Meghan’s actual dress – while the groom’s outfit came to less than £60.Professional lookalikes Sarah Mhlanga, 35, from Cheshire, and Henry Morley, 28, from York, were helping the UK’s largest children’s charity to showpiece its pre-loved clothing. Photo: Tim Boddy PhotographyNot the royal wedding pricesThe clothes worn by models came from Barnardo’s retail stores.Megan:Wedding dress dress – 79.99Shoes – models own Bracelets -£3.99 HarryWedding suit – £44.99Tie – £2.99Shirt – 8.99Shoes – Models own center_img  198 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 Photo: Tim Boddy Photography Lookalike royals promote Barnardo’s pre-loved wedding clothes Photo: Tim Boddy Photography Photo: Tim Boddy Photography 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Zimbabwe’s only independent daily paper fire-bombed

first_img September 1, 2020 Find out more Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Organisation November 27, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information ZimbabweAfrica RSF_en News “This is a serious attack on press freedom in Zimbabwe and the authorities must ensure the culprits are punished,” said RSF secretary-general Robert Ménard. “As the presidential elections approach, journalists must have maximum security so they can continue to inform the public.” Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell to go further February 11, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Zimbabwe’s only independent daily paper fire-bombedcenter_img A few days before, according to the Daily News staff, members of the ruling ZANU-PF party had stuck election pictures of President Robert Mugabe on the windows of the paper’s offices. Party militants warned that if these were removed, they would return and set fire to the building. RSF notes that last year Zimbabwe became one the countries in Africa where press freedom was most harshly repressed. Over the past 12 months, more than 20 journalists were arrested by security forces. President Mugabe has been placed on RSF’s world-wide list of predators of press freedom. During the night of 10-11 February 2002, RSF learns that two home-made fire-bombs were lobbed through the windows of the Daily News offices in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe’s second city. A night watchman quickly put out the fire and nobody was hurt. At the same time, two more fire-bombs were thrown at a printing works that recently produced posters for the main opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC). ZimbabweAfrica Follow the news on Zimbabwe News Reports November 12, 2020 Find out more News In a letter addressed to the Minister of Home Affairs, John Nkomo, Reporters Without Borders (Reporters Sans Frontières – RSF) expressed deep concern about the fire-bombing of the Bulawayo offices of Zimbabwe’s only independent daily newspaper, the Daily News. The organisation called on minister John Nkomo to make serious and impartial efforts to find and punish those responsible. Receive email alertslast_img read more

Brookville resident uses social media to recover stolen property

first_imgBrookville, In. — A Brookville resident has praise for social media and Fayette County Sheriff’s Department following the recovery of his off-road vehicle. Alex Cummins took to social media following the recent theft and others shared the post more than 1,300 times.Over the weekend Cummins recovered the off-road vehicle in Fayette County with the help of the sheriff’s department and left the following post:With the power of social media and some brave friends we were able to track down and locate my rzr tonight and get what’s left of it back. Thank you very much to the Fayette county sheriff officers for responding to our call and coming out and also thank you to everyone who shared my post and helped out. Just goes to show that everything gets out in a small town. Not over yet . A link to the video of the recovered off-road vehicle is here.last_img read more

Badgers limp into break

first_imgGREGORY DIXON/Herald photoThis past weekend’s series was a disappointing one for the Wisconsin women’s hockey team. The Badgers (16-1-3) traveled to St. Cloud State to take on the Huskies (7-9-4), a team that the Badgers have dominated in the past. With a 28-4 record against St. Cloud going into the series, it seemed as though Wisconsin could expect another pair of victories.The Badgers, however, came away winless and picked up two ties against their conference opponent. The play of the Badgers was particularly disappointing during Saturday’s game, when Wisconsin coughed up a three-goal lead in the third period and finished with a 3-3 tie. The Huskies’ tying goal came with just 19 seconds left in the period.In all fairness, though, the Badgers have played a lot of hockey so far this season. Having played 20 games in two-and-a-half months, the team has received just one weekend off. Some players weren’t even able to relax that weekend, as the Four Nations Cup was held during that break.UW head coach Mark Johnson coached the American team, which featured UW forwards Erika Lawler and Jinelle Zaugg, as well as the Badgers’ undergraduate assistant Carla MacLeod. The Badgers’ team captain Bobbi-Jo Slusar played for team Canada, which won the Gold medal in the tournament.It’s understandable that the team might be worn out after this long stretch, especially now that the semester is coming to a close and players are waiting for the holidays.”We might have starting thinking a little ahead of ourselves,” Lawler said. “Looking toward break and everything … I think we got complacent and just kind of laid back and just thought that we didn’t have to work that much … I think that it was a good learning experience for us.”Johnson implemented a creative solution to make sure the players got their practices done while at the same time relieving some stress. Johnson divided the team into fourths and started a tournament between the individual groups, complete with a draft, trades and different uniforms.”Physically, we’re just going to have to keep working really hard on the ice,” Lawler said. “I think this break is really good for us, and when we get back here, we have to get back into gear again.”The MikkSenior defender Meaghan Mikkelson is having quite a season for herself, recording four goals and 12 assists. The St. Albert, Alberta, native is tied for first in the conference in points recorded by defenders and is one of the Badgers top five scorers.She has also been crucial to the success of Wisconsin’s powerplay, which leads the WCHA, converting on more than 30 percent of their opportunities.Most of Mikkelson’s production has been on the powerplay, with three of her four goals and nine of 12 assists coming with the man advantage.Considering her family’s athletic background, it is no surprise she has succeeding at the collegiate level. Jim McFadden, Mikkelson’s great uncle, played in the NHL. In 1948, McFadden won the Calder Trophy, which is awarded to the best rookie, in addition to winning the Stanley Cup in 1950 while playing with the Detroit Red Wings.Meaghan’s father, Bill Mikkelson, also played in the NHL during the 1970s, spending four seasons with the Los Angeles Kings, New York Islanders and Washington Capitals.In the suburbs of northern Edmonton, Mikkelson starting playing at an early age with her younger brother Brendan, who was drafted 31st overall by the Anaheim Ducks in 2005, and currently plays for the Vancouver Giants of the WHL.”Having my dad play, that was a big thing for me to have, having him as a role model,” Mikkelson said. “It was just what we did, I didn’t think of it as being different.”last_img read more

Israel Adesanya called out by kickboxer Alex Pereira who had knocked him out in 2017

first_img Written By Israel Adesanya is one of those fighters who has seen a meteoric rise in UFC ever since his debut. The undefeated fighter took out everyone in his way before getting his hands on the middleweight title at the main event of UFC 243. There is no doubt that Israel Adesanya looks invincible at the moment and it’s hard to imagine him losing. That said, the Styleblender has also been knocked out in his life. The man who did that claims that he can repeat the same in UFC. So, who knocked out Israel Adesanya?Also Read | UFC: Jon Jones Wants To ‘slap’ Middleweight Champion Israel AdesanyaUFC: Alex Pereira threatens to knock out Israel Adesanya once againAlex Pereira,  the middleweight and interim lightweight champion of GLORY, is not a ‘huge name’ in the sport of MMA. However, the 32-year-old is well known as the only man to hand Israel Adesanya a knockout defeat. The duo locked horns against each other in a kickboxing contest in 2017. In the fight, Israel Adesanya faced one of the biggest upsets of his career. The initial two rounds of the fight were a bit slow as both fighters landed clean shots over each other. However, in round number three, Alex Pereira stunned the world by knocking out Israel Adesanya with back-to-back right hook and left hook. Take a look at the fight. First Published: 21st December, 2019 13:48 IST FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO US Raj Sarkar Also Read | UFC: Nate Diaz Pays A Fan’s Rent Who Had Bet On Him Winning Vs Jorge MasvidalSince his defeat against Alex Pereira, Israel Adesanya has gone on to achieve the ‘impossible’ in MMA. The African born fighter went against some of the finest of the sport and emerged superior. However, his undefeated streak in UFC might be in danger as Alex Pereira wants to fight him once again inside the octagon. In an interview with MMA Junkie, Alex Pereira said, “For the sport of MMA, Adesanya is one of the best strikers in the sport, but for kickboxing, he is like many others – a guy that’s good, but over a long time didn’t evolve. He is just one of many.” The Brazilian further took a shot at the middleweight champion of UFC by saying, “The only place in this world that Adesanya is better than me is in speaking English.”center_img COMMENT LIVE TV Last Updated: 21st December, 2019 13:48 IST Israel Adesanya Called Out By Kickboxer Alex Pereira Who Had Knocked Him Out In 2017 Israel Adesanya got knocked down by a kickboxer (Alex Pereira) in 2017 and he might face him once again at UFC. See how Israel Adesanya got knocked out. WATCH US LIVE Also Read | UFC: David Shaw Says That UFC Will Never Have Children FightAlso Read | Conor McGregor’s DNA Tests Prove Allegations Against Him Were Falselast_img read more

Okwi hits crossbar as Uganda Cranes settle for draw

first_imgUganda’s Egypt-based star Lumala dribbles in match against Burkina Faso that ended goalless. PHOTOS FUFA MEDIA AFCON 2021 qualifying result  Burkina Faso 0 Uganda Cranes  0 Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso | THE INDEPENDENT & CAF-ONLINE | The Johnathan McKinstry era as Uganda Cranes coach started Wednesday with a precious draw away from home to Burkina Faso.The home side was constantly in attack but their blunt strike force was to blame for failing to take maximum use of their home ground advantage.Lassina Traore came closest for the home side when his goal-bound effort was cleared off the line by Bevis Mugabi in the fifth minute with keeper Dennis Onyango well beaten. They had another chance with a free-kick from good scoring range but Charles Kabore sent the set piece over the bar.In the second half Uganda almost snatched the game off Burkina’s eyes but Emmanuel Okwi’s thumping header from a Faruku Miya corner rattled the crossbar.Uganda will be at their Namboole shrine for match day two where they take on Malawi on Sunday while Burkina Faso will be away to South Sudan in Khartoum.The Uganda Cranes XI that faced Burkina FasoIn other games, Gambia started their 2021 Total African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers on a resounding note, coming from a goal down to beat Angola 3-1 on Wednesday while Samuel Kalu scored the winner in the 62nd minute as Nigeria’s Super Eagles came from a goal down to beat Benin 2-1.McKinstry’s first XIUganda Cranes head coach Johnathan McKinstry named Denis Onyango, the team captain in goal. Bevis Mugabi started at right back and Joseph Ochaya at left back.The pairing of Timothy Awany and Murushid Jjuuko played in central defence. Share on: WhatsApp The midfield had US based Mike Azira, Khalid Aucho, Abdul Lumala and Faruku Miya.Emmanuel Arnold Okwi and Patrick Kaddu were the forwards on the team.Uganda Cranes XI: Denis Onyango (GK, Captain), Bevis Mugabi, Joseph Benson Ochaya, Timothy Denis Awany, Murushid Juuko, Khalid Aucho, Mike Azira, Faruku Miya,Emmanuel Arnold Okwi, Abdul Lumala, Henry Patrick KadduSubs: Robert Odongkara (GK),Charles Lukwago (GK), Nico Wadada, Isaac Muleme, Hassan Wasswa, Halid Lwaliwa,Taddeo Lwanga, William Kizito, Alexis Bakka, Allan Kyambadde, Fahad Bayo, Allan Okellolast_img read more

Field hockey names new associate head coach

first_imgVittese began coaching in 2012 and joined the staff at Temple last spring. She previously coached for the New Jersey Spirit of USA club team, where she coached players aged 6-18 years old.  Vittese’s knowledge of the game is also impressive, Ciufo said. Vittese was a three-time All-American for the University of Virginia field hockey team. She was also a part of the United States field hockey team for eight years, playing in the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games.  He founded the LEAP Hockey Academy, which stands for learn, enjoy, achieve and progress. This academy is Australian-based and he will be focusing on player development in that area. Assistant Temple field hockey coach Michelle Vittese has been promoted to associate head coach, the team announced in a press release Friday afternoon. “Her knowledge of the game is proven on a daily basis and her loyalty is something I have an immense amount of respect for,” Ciufo said. “Moving [Vittese] into this position and sharing this program was a no-brainer.”center_img “Her work ethic is what makes her stand out among the rest,” coach Susan Ciufo stated in the press release. “From the start, [Vittese] has shown her true passion for this sport and for developing our young women as students, athletes, and most importantly people.”  Temple field hockey players discuss strategy during their game against Merrimack College at Howarth Field on Aug. 30. | COLLEEN CLAGGETT / FILE PHOTO Vittese is a four-time medalist with USA field hockey, winning two gold medals at the Pan American Games in 2011 and 2015. Vittese will be replacing Ross Gilham-Jones, who had been an assistant coach since the 2018 season. Jones left to pursue other opportunities.last_img read more

UPDATE #2 – Alaska Highway closed south of Fort St. John

first_imgUPDATE #2 – The Highway is now open to single lane alternating traffic.  There is still a travel advisory in affect for all roads in the Peace Region. UPDATE – Thanks to Monica for this tip.  The incident  is between the Farmington store and Mason road.  Detoured traffic currently being re-routed through Miller Road to Sweet Water cut across (across from Mason road).- Advertisement -The Dawson Creek RCMP have confirmed that the Alaska Highway has been closed near Farmington.The highway has been closed because of a motor vehicle incident in that area.  At this time we very little details about this incident.We understand there is a detour in place.  If you have any further information about the incident near Farmington, email [email protected] there are several travel advisories in effect for the Peace region, for a list of those, click here.Advertisementlast_img read more