Free meals for all kids

first_imgHome Local News Free meals for all kids ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Facebook Pinterest Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp West Texas Food BankFree meals for all kidsThe West Texas Food Bank Summer Food Service Program will provide free meals for all kids age 18 and under at the following locations.Monday through Friday, through Aug. 17: Lunch Service at Third Edition Apartments, 1201 Whitaker Ave. Call 334-6984.Monday through Friday, through Aug. 3: Lunch and Snack Service at La Promesa Apartments, 4590 N. Texas Ave. Call 367-4315. Site will be closed the week of July 2-6.Monday through Friday, through Aug. 7: Lunch and Snack Service at Wilkerson Boys & Girls Club, 800 E. 13th St. Call 337-8380.Monday through Friday, through Aug. 7: Lunch Service at Woodson Boys & Girls Club, 1037 E. Murphy St. Call 332-7891.Monday through Friday, July 23-27: Lunch and Snack Service during Vacation Bible School at Asbury United Methodist Church, 4001 E. University Blvd. Call 366-4455.Monday through Friday, June 11–Aug. 7: Lunch and Snack Service at Taylor Park Boys & Girls Club, 1321 S. Goode St., Midland. Call 683-0050.Monday through Friday, June 11–Aug. 7: Lunch and Snack Service at Halff Park Boys & Girls Club, 110 E. New Jersey Ave., Midland. Call 683-5297.Monday through Friday, June 12–Aug. 10: Lunch Service (Tuesday through Friday only) at Museum of the Southwest, 1705 W. Missouri Ave., Midland. Call 683-2882.Kids will be provided with not only meals, but fun activities to fill the summer months.No sign up is necessary. Collin Sewell talks about new businesses that will be coming to Parks Legado in 2019.center_img OC employee of the year always learning By admin – June 4, 2018 WhatsApp Previous articleTax election up for discussionNext articleSummer revival admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Texas Fried ChickenCreamy Fruit SaladUpside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakePowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Local News Free meals for all kids 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School Twitterlast_img read more

The relationship between foraging behaviour and energy expenditure in Antarctic fur seals

first_imgBy using time-depth recorders to measure diving activity and the doubly-labelled water method to determine energy expenditure, the relationship between foraging behaviour and energy expenditure was investigated in nine Antarctic fur seal females rearing pups. At-sea metabolic rate (MR) (mean of 6.34 ± 0.4 W. kg-1; 4.6 times predicted BMR) was positively correlated to foraging trip duration (mean of 4.21 ± 0.54 days; r2= 0.5, P < 0.04). There were no relationships between MR and the total number of dives, the total time spent diving or the total vertical distance travelled during the foraging trip. There was, however, a close negative sigmoidal relationship (r2= 0.93) between at-sea MR and the proportion of time at sea spent diving. This measure of diving behaviour may provide a useful, inexpensive means of estimating foraging energy expenditure in this species and possibly in other otariids. The rate of diving (m.h-1) was also negatively related to at-sea MR (r2= 0.69, P < 0.005). Body mass gain during a foraging trip had a positive relationship to the time spent at sea (r2= 0.58, P < 0.02) and the total amount of energy expended while at sea (r2= 0.72, P < 0.004) such that, while females undertaking long trips have higher metabolic rates, the energetic efficiency with which females gain mass is independent of the time spent at sea. Therefore, within the range of conditions observed, there is no apparent energetic advantage for females in undertaking foraging trips of any particular duration.last_img read more

Stars Who Fell in Love With Non-Famous People: Pics

first_imgHollywood is full of power couples such as Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez, but there are also plenty of stars who have found love outside the spotlight.In fact, some of Tinseltown’s longest-standing twosomes are those who either met ahead of their life-changing fame, such as Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman, who met in college, or childhood sweethearts Jon Bon Jovi and Dorothea Hurley.- Advertisement – As for writer McNearney, she explained to Glamour in February 2014 of her now-husband, “All the writers would socialize after the show, and we would just hang out more and more.”Jennifer Garner, for one, who finalized her divorce from famous ex Ben Affleck in November, is thrilled to be with a man who’s not in her field. “[Jennifer] loves that [boyfriend John Miller is] not in the entertainment industry and is just a simple guy,” an insider shared with Us Weekly in March.Scroll through to find out which other stars have found love with regular people.- Advertisement – “I didn’t meet my husband and think, I’ve met the man I’m going to marry,” Banks told Allure of her spouse in May 2015. “I was like, He’s cute. I’ll f—k him, because I’m 18 and in college.”Others, including Christina Aguilera and Matthew Rutler, Julia Stiles and Preston J. Cook, and Jimmy Kimmel and wife Molly McNearney, met on the job — Rutler was as a production assistant on the set of the Grammy winner’s 2010 film Burlesque, while Cook was a camera assistant for Stiles’ 2015 flick Go With Me.- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

A public debate was launched on the justification for drafting the law on islands

first_imgA public debate on the new Islands Act has been launched, ie a draft proposal for a census impact assessment for the Islands Act proposal has been presented.By passing the new Islands Act they intend to encourage island development, especially according to the concept “Smart” islands, and the application of blue and green economy as ipto revive the demographic renewal of the island.An important change is the new, significantly improved, methodology calculation of the development index  and classification (ranking) of islands according to the level of development – especially due to the introduction of the corrective factor of the development index and indicators for the calculation of the island development scale, harmonization of Croatian island policy with European island policy and many others.Now is the time to think loud and clear and get involved in the public debate with arguments, later it will be too late if you do not react now.eConsulting: CONSULTATION ON THE DRAFT PROPOSAL OF THE STATEMENT ON THE IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF REGULATIONS FOR THE PROPOSAL OF THE ISLANDS ACTlast_img read more

AgiproNews Italian View: Miseria… Italian betting faces new tax realities in 2019

first_img Di Maio’s man Giacomo Lasorella takes leadership of AGCOM August 17, 2020 Approving the Lega-5Star coalition ‘Budget Law’ on the weekend before Christmas, Italy’s Senate has delivered coal to betting stakeholders’ festive stockings, as a miserable 2018 closes its curtains.From 1 January 2019, Italian land-based and online gambling incumbents will have to undertake a number of quick adjustments to a new tax reality, as Lega-5Star seeks to collect circa €700 million in new tax revenues from its latest ‘industry squeeze’.Since forming a populist government on June 2018, the betting and gambling sectors have served as Lega-5Star whipping boys, with the coalition further demonstrating no mercy in its budget as its dishes out new tax charges across all industry verticals.The Budget Law delivers a 2% GGR increase across all sports wagering-related services – with online sportsbook GGR duty increased from 22 to 24%, retail betting activities from 18 to 20%, whilst wagering on virtual events is marked up to 22% from its current 20%.As anticipated, the Senate approved the coalition’s planned retail Video-lottery and arcade machine turnover duty increase from 1.25 to 1.35%. However, Italian regulatory body, the ADM will permit operators to lower machine ‘win rates’ from 70-to-68% on arcade slots alongside 85-to-84% on Video-lottery terminals.Further operator adjustments are expected, as the Budget Law confirms a 20-to-25% GGR increase on ‘online skill games and bingo’.Industry incumbents have asked the government for a clear definition on the criteria of ‘skill games’, in what appears to be a palpable error made by Lega-5Star legislators referring to all online casino-related content.Despite enforcing inbound tax increases, running alongside the well-documented blanket ban on advertising, marketing and sponsorship of gambling/betting services, Lega-5Star reiterate that Italian gambling is still ‘open for business’.Surprisingly, within the Budget’s mandate, new Italian sports betting and bingo concessions have been extended up to the 31st of December 2019, with the coalition expecting to collect around €70 million in combined industry licensing fees.During the course of the year, Italian betting/gambling has been dealt many painful lashes dished out by its new coalition masters. Nevertheless, it would be deputy-premier Luigi Di Maio who would serve the sector’s bitterest blow proclaiming and gleaming that Lega-5Star had made Italian gambling’s “the most taxed in Europe”… StumbleUpon CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach  August 27, 2020 Related Articles TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Share Share Submitlast_img read more

Phoenix turns back TNT

first_imgRead Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Jason Perkins and Phoenix claw their way past Mo Tautuaa and TNT.—SHERWIN VARDELEONPhoenix Petroleum brought down another PBA Philippine Cup powerhouse on Wednesday night, but a bothersome concern has tempered coach Louie Alas’ celebratory mood.“My main concern is that after winning big, our performance has the tendency to dip (in the next game),” Alas said after Doug Kramer hit the go-ahead one-handed jumper with three seconds left before helping seal a 74-72 win over TNT KaTropa with brilliant defense at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers NU zooms to solo leadcenter_img Phoenix played catch-up practically all game, and despite their efforts, Alas is not about to give them a rest, even with the Meralco game scheduled on Wednesday next week.“I gave them (a day’s) rest after the Ginebra win, and it didn’t work well,” he said.There was also a scary moment with 11:36 left in the fourth, when TNT’s Troy Rosario took a horrific face-first fall after a pile-up play for a rebound. Rosario was taken out on a stretcher after being unintentionally undercut by rookie Jason Perkins while airborne.In the second game, Scottie Thompson had 12 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists as Barangay Ginebra ripped KIA, 103-77, to also improve on its playoff position.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch PLAY LIST 01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch01:28’Walang bigayan’: Expect all-out war between sister teams Magnolia, San Miguel00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City “After winning over (Barangay) Ginebra, we lost by 22 (points) to Alaska,” Alas went on, knowing fully well that his Fuel Masters, after rising to 4-4, cannot afford to take another loss with jockeying for a top six berth in the playoffs about to enter its most critical stages.“And besides, Meralco is (our) next (opponent), and they need a win, which makes them very dangerous,” Alas said. “We need to be ready.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutGunner Matthew Wright knotted the count at 72 with a triple and played perfect decoy before spotting Kramer for the winning basket as Phoenix dealt the Texters also their fourth loss in eight games to muddle up the standings further.The Phoenix win took away TNT’s chances of landing a spot in the top two, leaving San Miguel Beer, Magnolia, Alaska and a long shot in Rain or Shine to slug it out with three weeks left in the elimination round. AFP official booed out of forum Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Taapsee Pannu is a miracle in pink, and this is not about the movie

first_imgIf you’re having a bad day, you need to look at this spell-casting combination of Taapsee Pannu and pink–no, we’re not talking about the movie Pink here, although it is no less a wonder.The beautiful Naam Shabana actor donned a lustrous, cotton dress, which she styled with a chic white shirt, and redefined the term fusion dressing for us.Taapsee looked absolutely gorgeous in the hot pink, one-shoulder dress, and we’ve learnt a thing or two about mix-matching clothes like a genius!Picture courtesy: Instagram/urvashisoneja The cotton textile attire was absolutely bewitching owing to that magnificent shimmer, while the white, circular pattern added an edge to the Urvashi Soneja number.Also Read: Ranveer Singh is back in black, so let’s just breathe nowThe sensuality of the hot pink dress, and the class that came with the white shirt, blend so well that we’d never be able to look at a white shirt without wanting to style it like Taapsee.The flared sleeves of the dress contrasted enigmatically with the buttoned sleeves of the shirt, and created a fusion of drama and poise in the ensemble. And, that’s how you get the best of both worlds.Picture courtesy: Instagram/urvashisoneja Taapsee, who was every bit of a stunner in this enthralling attire kept her hair tied in a low bun, keeping it classy and chic.Also Read: Let Twinkle Khanna teach you how to dress sexy for the summerThe lovely actor teamed up her super-stylish outfit with a pair of open-toe black stilettos, and sported minimal makeup.advertisementTaapsee totally rocked this fusion look, and it’s time we give her an award already.last_img read more

T20I Rankings: KL Rahul climbs to No.3, Virat Kohli slips to No.12

first_imgKL Rahul jumped nine spots to No.3 in the latest T20I world rankings for batsmen thanks to his exploits with the bat in the recently concluded series in England.Rahul scored his second T20I century during the first match of the series last week scoring 101 not out to guide India to an eight-wicket victory over England in Manchester.Rohit Sharma, who blasted his third hundred in T20Is, also reaped reward for his brilliant batting display as he jumped two places to No.11.However, India skipper Virat Kohli slipped four places to No.12 after scores of 0, 9, 20*, 47 and 43 in five matches against Ireland and England.Finch, the new captain of the Australian T20I side, had a remarkable run during the tournament in Zimbabwe, scoring 68*, 172 – a world record in the format, 16, 3 and 47.Finch rose three spots from No.4 to become the new No.1 batsman. He played no small role in Australia bouncing back from a spate of losses across formats in recent times, but it was still not enough for his team to win the tri-series title.That was in a major part due to Fakhar Zaman. Zaman, who Finch had called “a real thorn in our side” before the final, slammed a career-best 91 in just 46 balls in the final, his blitz helping Pakistan cross Australia’s 183/8 with four balls in hand.Zaman’s performance in the tournament was spectacular and his rise in the rankings equally so. His sequence in Zimbabwe read 61, 6, 47, 73 (his career-best score before the final) and 91. No wonder he moved up 44 spots on the table to reach No.2 with 842 points, also the best in his short international career so far.advertisementInterestingly, earlier in the tournament, Finch had also reached a career-high 900 points, and the new No.3 on the table, KL Rahul, did the same in the first match of three-T20I series in England, getting to 854 points.The injured Babar Azam, Colin Munro and Glenn Maxwell all moved down, occupying the three spots below Finch, Zaman and Rahul, while further down on the list, there were more such interesting changes.D’Arcy Short, Finch’s opening partner, had an up-and-down run in Zimbabwe, but scores of 46 and 76 – in the final – during the course of the tournament helped him jump 18 places to No.10. It’s a career-best number for him, his first time in the Top 10, with 690 points, also a career high.Among others ending the England v India series with career-best points were Jason Roy (up 19 spots to No.15 with 641 points) and Jos Buttler (up nine spots to No.17 with 614 points), but perhaps the most breath-taking rise has been that of Zimbabwe opener Solomon Mire.Mire started the tri-series with a big reputation but not much in terms of numbers in T20I cricket, but almost single-handedly kept Zimbabwe hoping for a spot in the final with two magnificent innings.He started slowly with 27 and 28 in the first two games but then slammed 94 – Zimbabwe’s best in the format – and 63 in the last two to rise an incredible 202 places in the rankings. He ended with a career-best 581 points and the 25th place on the table.last_img read more

Kobe Bryant Recovering Hopes to Open Lakers Season Healthy

Kobe Bryant had the stitches removed, is out of the cast and faces nearly six weeks of rehabilitation since completing surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon in his left leg. After all that, Bryant is still hoping for a return by the Los Angeles Lakers’  2013-14 season opener.“I hope so,” Bryant said in a sit-down interview with ESPNLosAngeles.com on Monday. “That’s the challenge. With the tendon, there’s really only but so much you can do. There’s a certain amount of time that they deem necessary for the tendon to heal where you don’t overstretch it and now you never get that spring back.“So, you just have to be patient, let the tendon heal, and then when that moment comes when they say, ‘OK, we can take off the regulator so to speak and now it’s on you to train as hard as you can to get back to where you want to be,’ that’s going to be a good day.”Before that day is likely to occur, there will be another date on the calendar that holds particular significance for how Bryant’s Lakers will look next season: July 1, the day Dwight Howard can begin to hear competing offers as a free agent.While Howard reportedly has strong interest in the Houston Rockets and could be courted by Dallas, Atlanta, Golden State and Cleveland, Bryant is in no rush to be the first to pitch the All-Star center to come back to L.A.“For me, you kind of let him do his due diligence and then move in and talk to him and figure out if this is a place he wants to be,” Bryant said. “We all want him here. But then that’s when the selling begins [after Howard is courted by other teams]. You don’t start the selling process right before he goes and does all this stuff. You want to get the last word. You want to have the final word and the closing argument.“I’ll give him a little opening statement, but then I have to make sure I have the final word.”If Howard ends up being a one-year rental rather than the face of the franchise moving forward, Bryant is confident the Lakers, with 16 championships to their credit, will still find a way to thrive.“This franchise is a franchise that you really don’t have to worry about too much, because no matter what happens, whether it’s a year from now, two years from now, whatever the case may be, they’re always going to find a way to have an impact on this league,” Bryant said.Should the Lakers resort to a Plan B if Howard walks, Bryant said he will make his voice part of the process.“It’s gotten to a point at this stage in my career where those lines of communication are more open and we talk more frequently both with [general manager] Mitch [Kupchak] and [vice president of player personnel] Jimmy [Buss] and [vice president of business operations] Jeanie [Buss] to a certain extent,” Bryant said. “Those lines of communication are open.”Bryant has already communicated with Jeanie Buss’ fiance and his former coach, Phil Jackson, over what Jackson wrote about Bryant in his recent book, “Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success.”  In the book Jackson gave the nod to Michael Jordan when comparing the two shooting guards.“I talked to Phil about it,” said Bryant, who added that he has not read the book. “I said, ‘You know, you can’t compare me at [age] 21-22-23 to Michael at 28-29-30. That’s not a fair comparison.’ But, you know, I’m comfortable at resting on my five [championships] and what I had to do for this team to be successful.“We both had different roles, and [Jordan] had his level of frustration coming up as a young player and challenges that he had to deal with, and I had mine in playing a different role to what I thought naturally I could do. We had different career paths, man, so it’s kind of tough to [compare]. At least for me it is, anyway.”While Jordan holds the edge in championships (six to Bryant’s five) and career points (32,292 for third all time to Bryant’s 31,617 for fourth all time), Bryant said he has already accomplished what he set out to achieve when he was drafted into the NBA as a 17-year-old out of high school in 1996.“When I came into the league, I wanted to win multiple championships,” Bryant said, appearing in good spirits and clean shaven after growing a beard for nearly a month following his Achilles surgery. “As a young kid, it was like, well, this is what you’re supposed to do. You’re supposed to win five, six, seven championships, because that’s what Magic [Johnson] did. That’s what [Bill] Russell did. That’s what Jordan did. I feel very comfortable with my career and what I’ve been able to accomplish in that regard.”Read more: ESPN. read more

Key to the game Will OSU throw the ball downfield against Nebraska

OSU Redshirt Junior Quarterback J.T. Barret (16) drops back into the pocket for a pass during the game against Northwestern on Oct. 29, 2016 at Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes won 24-20. Credit: Mason Swires | Assistant Photo EditorThe sixth-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes square off in the biggest home game so far in 2016 against the No. 10 Nebraska Cornhuskers in primetime in Ohio Stadium on Saturday. The Scarlet and Gray are honoring the 1916 Big Ten championship team and Chic Harley, who served during World War I, with a special-edition, throwback uniform.The jerseys will be a new look for OSU, but many rather witness a change in the style of play than what the Buckeye offense has displayed the past four weeks. Enhanced by excellence at times, and marred by stagnation on other occasions, the passing game for OSU has been riddled with inconsistency, which has kept fans on edge. At Wednesday’s press conference, Meyer indicated that a breakout in the downfield passing game is coming from redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett.“I’m ready if you are,” Meyer said.In last week’s 24-20 victory over Northwestern, OSU attempted just a handful of passes downfield and only registered one completion over 20 yards, which set up the game-winning score. Barrett said that it’s difficult for the receivers to run past defenders when they’re playing 10 to 12 yards off the ball — a look that Northwestern often showed the Buckeyes.One of OSU’s touchdown drives against Northwestern took just nine plays to go 94 yards in under three minutes. Two drives later, OSU milked the clock for more than eight minutes and scored after 15 plays. Meyer said whether it be up-tempo or wearing a defense down throughout a drive, he just cares about scoring.“If we’re getting certain defenses that we don’t like (in up-tempo), then you get stuck in a bad play,” he said. “Throughout the course of the game we can go to tempo any time that we want.”Barrett might face his toughest challenge of the year going against a Nebraska secondary that has ball-hawking tendencies. Nebraska leads the NCAA in interceptions with 15, including two returned for touchdowns. Safeties Nate Gerry and Kieron Williams lead the team and the Big Ten with four interceptions, making the Cornhuskers one of the most difficult teams to throw downfield against.Nebraska allowed one pass for more than 20 yards in its loss to No. 8 Wisconsin the previous week. However, The Cornhuskers surrendered 5.9 yards per carry on the ground against the Badgers. Redshirt freshman running back Mike Weber and junior H-back Curtis Samuel have been heavily involved in the passing game and have been given a combined 25 to 30 carries each game.Establishing an effective running game with Weber and Samuel might force Gerry and Williams to play up, therefore opening up the second level for receivers like redshirt sophomore Noah Brown.“We definitely work on the deep ball every week in practice. We try to put it in the game plan every week,” Brown said. “We’re very confident in the deep ball and we’ll get it done.”Kickoff is at 8 p.m. read more

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