Jonathan Daniels House: Building the kingdom of God

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Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Jonathan Daniels House: Building the kingdom of God The Rev. Edmund Harris[Episcopal News Service] Jonathan Myrick Daniels was a 26-year-old seminarian when he heard the televised appeal of Martin Luther King Jr. for students and clergy to join the struggle for civil rights.Inspired by the words of the Magnificat about the God who “hath put down the mighty from their seat and hath exalted the humble and meek,” he knew he had to travel to Selma. Once in Alabama, he took up the work of building the kingdom of God: integrating local Episcopal churches, registering African-American voters, tutoring children, and galvanizing relief agencies.After being released from jail for joining a picket line, Daniels was shot and killed while pushing an African-American teenage girl, Ruby Sales, out of harm’s way.Although Daniels is recognized as a martyr of the Civil Rights Movement, few people know that he spent time ministering in South Providence, Rhode Island, before traveling south.Sheila Conway, who grew up in the Roger Williams Public Housing complex and attended Christ Church on the lower South Side, got to know Daniels when he worked at Church House, which offered programming for neighborhood youth. Conway vividly remembers the last time she saw Daniels.“Daniels was in town to say goodbye to friends and my family could not attend the gathering because a family member was ill. He made a point of stopping by our apartment to pray for healing,” she recalled. “There was such a sense of calm.” In August of 1965, a college student involved with Church House knocked on the door to personally tell them that Daniels had been killed.Conway is now part of a new initiative in the Diocese of Rhode Island to establish Jonathan Daniels House, a residential service community for young adults. As a potential member of the Episcopal Service Corps, an expanding network of more than 20 service communities for young adults in cities across the country, Jonathan Daniels House will welcome four to eight young adults to South Providence, we hope in the fall of 2013.Participants in Episcopal Service Corps communities live intentionally in Christian community, work alongside service agencies embedded in local communities, and engage in vocational and spiritual discernment for a period of  nine to 11 months. They receive a modest stipend to cover living expenses as well as health insurance, and are supported by a program director and mentors.The idea of Jonathan Daniels House is the fruit of a yearlong study conducted by the South Providence Task Force. The Task Force considered how the Episcopal Church could maintain an active presence in South Providence following the closure of Church of the Epiphany there in 2009.As the Task Force considered how vital ministry of the Episcopal Church might emerge from the needs and hopes of communities in South Providence, including ways the diocese might partner with existing organizations there, the possibilities for collaboration crystallized around the idea of planting a residential service community for young adults.As members of the task force shared with Diocesan Council in June, a community like Jonathan Daniels House would have a wide-reaching impact in South Providence, forming diverse new communities of people, and expanding the reach of existing organizations and programs. Such a community would also have a significant impact on the life of the diocese, nourishing a regular young adult presence, galvanizing parishes and diocesan organizations to become involved, and connecting the diocese to the wider church in service.“We can think of no better way to continue the work of justice and reconciliation for which Daniels lived and died,” they said.—The Rev. Edmund Harris is assistant to the rector of Church of the Epiphany in Rumford, Rhode Island. 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Canon Richard Morrison elected as board chair at CDSP

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Canon Richard N. Morrison, canon for ecumenical and community relations in the Diocese of Arizona, as its new chair at a meeting last month.Morrison, a lawyer whose practice focuses on water and environmental law, succeeds Carol Anne Brown, who led the board since May 2013.“Richard is a bi-vocational priest, a lawyer, a teacher and an environmentalist,” said the Very Rev. W. Mark Richardson, president and dean of CDSP. “His life and ministry exemplify one of the primary lessons we teach our students: that Christian leaders must be prepared to work toward the reign of God both within the church and the wider community.“CDSP has been blessed by a succession of excellent board chairs. I give thanks for Carol Anne Brown, whose leadership just ended, and look forward to working closely with Richard.”Morrison chairs the board of the Morrison Institute of Public Policy at Arizona State University, where he teaches water resources management. He has also served on the boards of the Claremont School of Theology and the former Seabury-Western Seminary.“I think our current board is the best board I have ever worked with,” Morrison said. “I am very excited by the broad range of competencies this board presents and our ability to inform management and staff about creative options coming from the world of finance and law and other fields.”Morrison, who has a master of arts degree from San Francisco Theological Seminary and a juris doctor from the University of Houston, said he is particularly eager to help CDSP develop its new low-residency programs that offer the master of divinity and the certificate in Anglican studies.“It’s a pivotal time for distance learning, and while all schools are working hard to accommodate trends in the marketplace that are going to require more reliance on distance learning, one of the reasons I am so glad to be serving at CDSP today is that Mark Richardson has done a good job of preparing his faculty for the more flexible and innovative styles of teaching that this is going to require,” he said.Morrison began his ordained ministry as a vocational deacon in 1997, working with refugees eligible to apply for asylum. “I represented them before the immigration courts as their pro bono lawyer and arranged for housing and clothing as necessary,” he says.He was ordained to the priesthood in 2003 and has served as rector of Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Flagstaff, interim rector at St. Matthew’s in Chandler and as an assisting priest at Church of the Epiphany in Tempe.A decorated Navy pilot, Morrison is a trustee of the Farm Foundation in Chicago and writes and speaks on ethics and environmental sustainability. 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Cascaid wins Charity Times Fundraising Supplier of the Year award

first_imgCascaid wins Charity Times Fundraising Supplier of the Year award Tagged with: Awards Consulting & Agencies Individual giving The direct marketing and consultancy group has now won the award for three consecutive years.The award was presented at the Grosvenor House Hotel on the 3rd September, where they were classed as ‘clear winners’ of their group.The judges commented: “Cascaid is a winner which cannot be faulted on its drive to achieve the best results for its charity clients. Despite continual growth, this firm has never lost sight of the individual needs of voluntary groups, and has developed innovative new services in the past year to help improve best practice in fundraising.” Advertisement  34 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 11 September 2003 | Newscenter_img Ruth Davison (formerly of the Shaftesbury Society, now at Crisis) was one of the clients who nominated Cascaid. She said: “Cascaid are an integral part of the Direct Marketing team at Shaftesbury – not only is their work excellent but their commitment to understanding Shaftesbury’s cause has meant that we were able to achieve huge amounts in two years. This culminated in securing significant financial investment from Trustees in order to test and develop new acquisition techniques.”Alan Clayton, Managing Director of the Cascaid Group, added: “My real joy in winning this award is for the staff team here at Cascaid. For them to know that the clients they work with every day nominated them, and that the judges recognise them, is no less than they deserve for the hard work and enthusiasm they pour into every project.” 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Women with Cancer Enjoy Day of Pampering

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Twenty women experiencing cancer were treated to a wonderful day of beauty and pampering at The Foundation for Living Beauty’s semi-annual Day of Living Beauty on Monday, March 13 th . Pasadena’s Salon Sessions opened its doors to the Beauties, who each enjoyed a stylish cut thanks to volunteer stylists at the salon. Stila cosmetics also sponsored the event, giving each participant a bag of stila cosmetics and a beautymakeover. Topping off the event was a glamour photo session with Rebecca Little from Rebecca Little Photography for each woman to showcase her new look!Sponsors for the event included Salon Sessions, stila cosmetics and Rebecca Little Photography, with food generously donated by Panera Bread Pasadena and Real Food Daily.The Foundation for Living Beauty, a Pasadena-based nonprofit organization, serves to educate, uplift and empower women along their cancer journey. The organization, founded in 2005, provides monthly events like day retreats, overnight retreats and sisterhood events where women with cancer can connect with one another and find ways to augment their physical treatment and address their many needs. Events help “Living Beauties” understand the factors that can play a role in a cancer diagnosis and provide significant opportunities to support their healing.The Foundation staff would like to give special thanks to Neeko and Tanya Abriol of Salon Sessions, stila cosmetics, photographer Rebecca Little and wardrobe stylist Rachel Roland.For more information about The Foundation for Living Beauty or if you are a woman diagnosed with cancer and would like to learn more about our programs, please visit our website at www.livingbeauty.org. Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Gatherings Women with Cancer Enjoy Day of Pampering From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 | 11:49 amcenter_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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. Herbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyVictoria’s Secret Model’s Tips For Looking Ultra SexyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Subscribe Community News 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Community News read more

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Abandoned Mall To Be Completed

first_img TAGSfeaturedHorizon MallJobsLimerick City and County Council New parklet changes Catherine Street dining experience Twitter by Claire O’Brien [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A retail project on the outskirts of Limerick city that was left desolate during the property crash,is set to be completed in a €100 million redevelopment.The Horizon Mall project represents one of the largest private sector investments in the Mid West, with 500 construction jobs and 1,500 retail jobs expected to be created when completed.Suneil Sharma,a Belfast-based developer will lodge a planning application with Limerick City and County Council, to complete the partially-built Parkway Shopping Centre on the Dublin Road. Approval is being sought to amend the existing planning permission for the site and to reduce the project’s scale. Its core elements are intended to be retained.Mr Sharma said that its prime location has already created interest from several international retail brands, many of which would otherwise not consider locating in the city. He said that “Marks & Spencer have agreed to take 100,000 square feet in the new scheme-their largest store outside Dublin”.A spokeswoman for the project said that the jobs at Horizon Mall will generate in excess €35 million of income for the city and local economy.Mr Sharma indicated that he will support an employment training scheme in the area ,to ensure that as many local people as possible get jobs in the new development. NewsCommunityLifestylePropertyAbandoned Mall To Be CompletedBy Staff Reporter – July 8, 2014 2841 Previous article#Gallery Foynes Air ShowNext articleCreative Expo 2 Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Printcenter_img Advertisement WhatsApp O’Donnell Welcomes Major Enhancement Works for Castletroy Neighbourhood Park Limerick’s O’Connell Street Revitalisation Works to go ahead Facebook No vaccines in Limerick yet Linkedin New high-end jobs for Shannonlast_img read more

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Youth workers aim to highlight dangers of cyber bullying

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‘We did scream at God’: How Shanann Watts’ parents dealt with their pregnant daughter, granddaughters’ murders

first_imgObtained by ABC News(DENVER) — The parents of slain Colorado pregnant woman Shanann Watts told “20/20” in an exclusive interview that they are still grappling with how their son-in-law Chris Watts could have murdered their daughter and their two young granddaughters.“That’s the big word – Why?” said her father Frank Rzucek. “He must have snapped, because there’s nothing else I could figure out what happened to him.”“We did scream at God, yes we did,” added Sandra Rzucek, Shanann Watts’ mother. “The devil comes to you in any shape, size and form and can be transformed into anything.” Chris Watts, 33, pleaded guilty to murdering his 34-year-old wife, who was pregnant with a son they had already named Nico, and their two daughters Celeste, 3 and Bella, 4, in August. He was sentenced in November to five life sentences, three to be served consecutively, without parole. The Rzuceks said their daughter was a “phenomenal” mother who would “do anything for her children.” She had battled lupus for a long time, and met Chris Watts through Facebook. At first, the Rzuceks said they “loved him.” “You just don’t sleep very good with lupus,” Sandra Rzcuek said. “She had her head on his lap, and they were watching TV. He didn’t move. He didn’t get up to go to the bathroom. He didn’t get a drink. He let her sleep for four hours. I told her, ‘God must’ve sent him to you.’” Shanann and Chris were married less than two years later and then had their two girls. When she was pregnant a third time, Shanann’s friend Nickole Atkinson said she was happy to be having a boy and that Chris was “a very loving father.”“He was so in love with her,” Sandra Rzcuek added. “He did everything he could for her to make her happy. It was amazing love.”According to longtime friend, Cristina Meacham, the couple’s relationship was enviable and an inspiration to her.“It was amazing to see how they were as a couple and parents,” she said.The first indication that something might be wrong in their daughter and her husband’s marriage was during a family trip this past summer.Shanann Watts and the girls had gone to visit her family in North Carolina for six weeks, while Chris Watts stayed behind at their home in Frederick, Colorado, for work. Sandra Rzucek said her daughter told her she had noticed a change in her husband in the past few weeks. After they got home from North Carolina, Shanann Watts’ friend Addy, who asked that her last name not be used, said Shanann had texted her and said Chris “had changed” and told her he didn’t “want another baby.” By August, friends said Shanann Watts was worried about her marriage crumbling. But Shanann, who was a promoter for Thrive, a program from direct-selling business Le-Vel, decided to go to a work training event in Scottsdale, Arizona.“She wasn’t herself,” Addy told “20/20.” “She was trying really hard, but her mind and her heart were really with what was happening in her marriage.”Her friend and sales partner Nickole Atkinson went with her and when they got home on Aug. 12, Atkinson said she dropped Watts off at home.“Being that she was pregnant … she was very uncomfortable on the plane,” Atkinson told “20/20.” “I just told her, ‘If you need help in the morning, let me know.’ … We gave each other a hug and I watched her go into the house.”  But the next morning, Shanann Watts, whom Atkinson said always texted her like clockwork each morning, hadn’t reached out. That’s when she first thought something might be wrong, Atkinson said.“She didn’t text me,” Atkinson said. “I tried calling. She didn’t answer… which is really odd because she texts me every morning.”“I was worried about her,” Atkinson said. “I knew something was wrong, I just didn’t know what.”Meacham said she also normally received a morning message from Watts and didn’t hear from her that morning. Then when Atkinson reached out to her with concern, “it was like something in me just dropped,” Meacham said.Atkinson said she then raced over to Watts’ house. She knew the key code to the front door, she said, but when she tried to open it, she found the chain latch was pulled across the door frame.“It was locked from the inside,” Atkinson said. “And then I called Chris [who had already left for work] and asked if he knew where Shanann was. He said, ‘She went on a play date.’ I said, ‘Chris, her car’s in the garage. How could she have gone on a play date when both Bella and Cece are in car seats?’”  Atkinson said she spoke with Meacham again, who suggested Watts was probably at her OB/GYN appointment. Atkinson went over to Watts’ doctor’s office next, but when she got there, she said the receptionist told her Watts hadn’t shown up for her appointment.Atkinson called 911 and went back to the Watts’ house to wait for the police. Meanwhile, Chris Watts called her friend Cassandra Rosenberg in Arizona, who said she began screaming at him to get home.“I was frantic, ‘You need to get to the house… Nicki’s calling the police so they could break down the door,’” Rosenberg told “20/20.” “He said, ‘No. Don’t call the police. I don’t want to get them involved’ … I said, ‘You’re an idiot and you need to get to the house because something’s wrong.’”Chris Watts showed up as police officers were doing a perimeter check of the family’s home. They asked to search the home, and found Shanann Watts’ purse and wallet on the counter, her wedding ring on the nightstand, and some of the sheets on the beds stripped off.“There were sheets missing from a couple of the beds,” Weld County District Attorney Michael Rourke told “20/20.” “There was a sheet missing from the bed in the master bedroom. The matching sheet, the non-fitted or flat sheet, was found in the garbage can. The sheets were missing from one of the girl’s bedrooms. ”  Then a neighbor, Nate Trinastich, gave investigators video from his security camera that showed Watts loading items into his truck the morning the girls and their mother were reported missing. Authorities believe he used the truck to dispose of the bodies.“The only thing I caught was Chris backing his truck into his garage,” Trinastich told “20/20.” He said that Chris Watts came over to his house with police to watch the surveillance footage he had. “[Watts] was standing right in my living room basically watching it. He looked very frantic,” Trinastich continued. “He was really swaying back and forth… he wasn’t saying anything. The only time I saw him show any emotion was a little bit of nervousness when he was watching that tape.”At first Chris Watts appeared cooperative with police and denied having anything to do with his wife and daughters’ disappearances. He even gave an interview to ABC’s Denver affiliate KMGH-TV after they went missing, in which he said, “My kids are my life. … those smiles light up my life.”“He didn’t give a flying flip,” Sandra Rzcuek said. “I said, ‘Chris, I don’t think you should do any media.’ I said, “You’re the last one to have seen them, so I don’t think you should.’ … I thank God he did it. I thank God in heaven that he didn’t listen to me.”Police then checked the GPS in Chris Watts’ work truck and found he had left his house at 5:46 a.m. on the morning of Aug. 13, and arrived, 47 minutes later, at a remote oil field known as the Cervi 319 Oil Well.On Aug. 15, Chris Watts then went to the police station to take a polygraph test, which he failed. As police continued to question him, he asked to speak with his father, Ronnie Watts, in the interrogation room, which they allowed.Chris Watts then admitted on video to his father that he’d strangled his wife in a rage because he claimed she had killed their children. Stunned, investigators came back into the interrogation room to continue questioning.  “My babies are gone, I put my hands around my wife’s neck and did the same thing,” Watts said during his confession to police. “I just felt anger. Nothing, I didn’t feel anything.”Watts said Shanann had murdered the children because their marriage was crumbling, but investigators concluded that he killed all three of them.“I was scared,” said Watts, after telling investigators he buried their bodies in the oil field. “I didn’t know what else to do.” Shanann’s body was discovered in a shallow grave, and the children were found in separate oil tanks nearby at the Cervi 319 Oil Well, court documents show. Chris Watts was arrested for their murders.“I knew in my heart of hearts the friend that I had cared so much for would never hurt her babies,” Atkinson told “20/20.” “I knew from day one that was not true.”Shanann Watts’ parents said they were devastated when they learned the truth about what their son-in-law had done.“He is a monster,” Frank Rzucek said. “How do you put someone you love into an oil tank?”“Especially your children,” Sandy added. “It’s sickening, isn’t it?”Chris Watts pleaded guilty to all of the charges against him: five counts of murder in the first degree; three counts of tampering with a deceased human body; and one count of unlawful termination of pregnancy. Prosecutors believe his “desire for a fresh start” to begin a new relationship outside of his marriage was in part a motive for the crimes. At the time of the killings, Chris Watts was having an affair another woman, 30-year-old Nichol Kessinger. Kessinger told police she and Chris Watts met through work in June and started dating the next month. She said Watts told her he had two daughters but was going through a divorce.“If he was that unhappy with his family and wanted to start this new relationship, get a divorce. You don’t have to eliminate your whole family,” said D.A. Michael Rourke. Shanann Watts’ family was present in court on Nov. 19 when Chris Watts was sentenced to five life sentences without the possibility of parole, three to be served consecutively. They clutched each other and wept as Rourke described how Chris Watts disposed of his daughters’ bodies, shoving them through 8-inch holes at the top of separate oil tanks. Both daughters died from smothering, Rourke said at Watts’ sentencing, and that “Bella fought back for her life.” In court, Frank Rzucek said that Watts “carried them out like trash” and called him a “heartless monster.”“To find out in court that my granddaughter struggled to live, that probably threw us over the edge,” Sandra Rzucek told “20/20.”Chris Watts’ mother Cindi Watts also spoke to her son directly at his sentencing hearing, telling him that his family forgives him but that “our families have been irreparably broken by the needless deaths of Shanann, Bella, Cece and Nico. This is something we will never get over.”Chris Watts declined to speak in court. He also declined interview requests from “20/20.” In exchange for Watts’ guilty plea, prosecutors agreed to not pursue the death penalty. Shanann Watts’ family agreed to those terms, according to the district attorney’s office. “I didn’t want death for you because that’s not my right,” Sandra Rzucek told Watts when she spoke at his sentencing hearing. “Your life is between you and God and I pray that he has mercy for you.” Shanann Watts’ parents sued Chris Watts for her wrongful death after his sentencing, seeking funds to cover funeral expenses, the loss of their daughter’s future income and compensation for emotional distress.“What we’re concerned about is somebody is going to come and offer him a lot of money to tell the world … at least a version of what he contends happened that night,” Mike Newman, one of the Rzuceks’ attorneys, told “20/20.” “We’re not going to allow him to do that. So, that’s why we filed the wrongful death suit.”“[Sandra Rzucek] wants to shine a light instead of focusing on negativity,” added Thomas Grant, another one of the Rzuceks’ attorneys. “It would be really easy for her to sit here and be hateful, and instead of seeing that, what you see is her really talking about light and love and talking about her daughter and all the positive things in their life… they think justice was really served in this case with the plea and that it was the right choice to make.”Now, Sandra Rzucek says they are leaning on their Catholic faith for strength and hopes the world will remember her daughter and granddaughters as “amazing” people who “had a lot of love.”“I couldn’t ask God for more. He really blessed us with them,” Sandra Rzcuek said. “She was an amazing daughter. She was a best friend. She wanted to soar the earth, and she always said, ‘Mom, I want to leave my mark on the earth,’ and she did.” Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. 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Scoreboard roundup — 1/21/21

first_imgJanuary 22, 2021 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 1/21/21 Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONLA Lakers 113 Milwaukee 106Utah 129, New Orleans 118New York 119, Golden State 104NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUENY Islanders 4, New Jersey 1Winnipeg 4, Ottawa 1Tampa Bay 3, Columbus 2 (OT)Boston 5, Philadelphia 4 (SO)Montreal 7, Vancouver 3Los Angeles 4, Colorado 2Florida at Carolina (Postponed)TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLIndiana 81, Iowa 69UCLA 61, California 57Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img Written bylast_img

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Aimaq leads Utah Valley over Texas Rio Grande Valley 73-64

first_img Tags: Fardaws Aimaq/UVU Wolverines Basketball/WAC FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOREM, Utah (AP) — Fardaws Aimaq recorded 16 points and 16 rebounds as Utah Valley topped Texas Rio Grande Valley 73-64.Evan Cole added 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Wolverines.Uche Dibiamaka led the Vaqueros with 17 points. February 27, 2021 /Sports News – Local Aimaq leads Utah Valley over Texas Rio Grande Valley 73-64 Written by Associated Presslast_img

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Petty Real celebrates with £110,000 giveaway

first_imgFollowing a successful rebrand Petty Real is enticing people to list their house with Petty Real ™ to be in with a chance to win £110,000.The Lancashire agency will be giving away £1,000 every week for 10 weeks and a chance to win £100,000 which is locked in their safe. Petty Real ™ is looking for houses to list in Lancashire where buyers are waiting: Burnley, Barnoldswick, Barrowford, Colne and the surrounding areas.Charlotte Hagan, Chair of Petty Real ™, said, “It’s really exciting, the £100,000 up for grabs is a life – changing amount for someone! That chance, combined with the really great odds of winning in the weekly £1,000 draw is going to make for a very exciting few months in our offices.”Owners who list a house with Petty Real between 1st September and Friday 8th November could win £1,000 and they also have one attempt at cracking the 7-digit code to the safe to win the £100,000 contents.The Lancashire agency will give away £1,000 every week for 10 weeks and a chance to win £100,000 which is locked in their safe!Ian Bythell, Director at Petty Real ™, said, “Last year we celebrated 90 years in business, our success is largely due to the fantastic relationships we have formed and maintained with clients over generations. Historically we have advertised offers and incentives but nothing like this before!”Petty Real Chartered Surveyors Lancashire estate agency Ian Bythell petty real charlotte hagan October 18, 2019The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Petty Real celebrates with £110,000 giveaway previous nextAgencies & PeoplePetty Real celebrates with £110,000 giveawayThe Negotiator18th October 20190253 Viewslast_img read more

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