dogs foundation fund – Club Fuer Molosser http://club-fuer-molosser.net/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 01:23:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://club-fuer-molosser.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-88.png dogs foundation fund – Club Fuer Molosser http://club-fuer-molosser.net/ 32 32 Hamilton County is designing a new park — and they want your ideas https://club-fuer-molosser.net/hamilton-county-is-designing-a-new-park-and-they-want-your-ideas/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 01:23:00 +0000 https://club-fuer-molosser.net/hamilton-county-is-designing-a-new-park-and-they-want-your-ideas/ CINCINNATI (WXIX) — Do you have any ideas for the newest park led by The Great Parks of Hamilton County? You want to hear them! Tentatively named “factory street park“Until an official name is chosen, the 22-acre property in Westwood happens to be the 22nd natural site under the county’s oversight. That online survey [and […]]]>

CINCINNATI (WXIX) — Do you have any ideas for the newest park led by The Great Parks of Hamilton County? You want to hear them!

Tentatively named “factory street park“Until an official name is chosen, the 22-acre property in Westwood happens to be the 22nd natural site under the county’s oversight.

That online survey [and in Spanish] asks about preferred activities and desired educational elements for a proposed urban ecology center so park officials have a good idea of ​​what to bring to those who will use it.

The Center for Urban Ecology will emphasize the community’s connection to nature, wellness and conservation-based education.

The survey is available until early December. The park’s design is funded in part by a grant from the Greater Cincinnati Foundation.

Local community organizations such as WestCURC, Westwood Works and the Westwood Historical Society support the project.

Great Parks acquired the site, formerly the home of the James N. Gamble family, in 2021. The county acquired it for free thanks to a grant from the Clean Ohio Green Space Conservation Fund, with a local counterpart from the Greenacres Foundation.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to directly serve a thriving and diverse community in the city of Cincinnati,” said Todd Palmer, CEO of Great Parks, at the time. “This urban conservation area is consistent with our master plan priority of expanding access to the park for all users by providing nature-based resources in areas that are currently underserved.”

Officials touted the site as an ecological hub connecting a patchwork of habitats including Mt. Airy Forest, Mill Creek and Embshoff Woods.

It is described as being very walkable, close to community resources such as Westwood Schools and the Westwood Public Library, and also on several Metro bus routes.

The green area of ​​the site has been open to pedestrians since April 2022, but there are still no toilets or parking spaces. Bicycles are not allowed yet. Dogs are welcome but must remain at a 6 foot. always on a leash.

It’s been a big year for Great Parks and there’s more to come, including significant improvements to Glenwood Gardens [also this] and Sharon Woods.

Great Parks is the state’s third largest park district with 17 parks, four nature preserves, 78 miles of hiking trails and more. It encompasses more than 17,700 acres in Hamilton County, 83 percent of which are in their natural state.

Factory road concept plan(Big Parks of Hamilton County)

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North Platte High School teacher wins grant to support innovative teaching methods https://club-fuer-molosser.net/north-platte-high-school-teacher-wins-grant-to-support-innovative-teaching-methods/ Thu, 17 Nov 2022 22:19:00 +0000 https://club-fuer-molosser.net/north-platte-high-school-teacher-wins-grant-to-support-innovative-teaching-methods/ NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) – Every spring and fall, REACH grants are available to teachers at North Platte Public School to fund innovative teaching approaches. The scholarship program is intended to help where the regular class/school budget is running low. The North Platte Public Schools Foundation and Fat Dogs partnered and on Wednesday awarded the […]]]>

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) – Every spring and fall, REACH grants are available to teachers at North Platte Public School to fund innovative teaching approaches. The scholarship program is intended to help where the regular class/school budget is running low.

The North Platte Public Schools Foundation and Fat Dogs partnered and on Wednesday awarded the first of 20 REACH grants to Mr. Philep Willey, a teacher at North Platte High School since 2013. The money will be used by 80 of Wiley’s students to create a 1923 documentary South Platte River Compact. As the students conduct research, Willey uses this as a tool to teach his students about the competition for water between agricultural and urban areas.

“The larger purpose we’re trying to create is community leaders by trying to show kids how to find their voice and be leaders on different issues, and that’s what this project builds on – to help students find theirs to find a voice,” Willey said.

New scholarship recipients are selected every week. You can watch these stories every Thursday at 6 p.m. on NBC Nebraska News 2.

If you would like to support the North Platte Public Schools Foundation and their REACH grants, you can make a donation here.

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Jason Kelce launches underdog clothing to help a new nonprofit https://club-fuer-molosser.net/jason-kelce-launches-underdog-clothing-to-help-a-new-nonprofit/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 11:47:09 +0000 https://club-fuer-molosser.net/jason-kelce-launches-underdog-clothing-to-help-a-new-nonprofit/ news The popular Eagles Center’s (Be)Philly Foundation helps Philadelphia’s youth achieve academic success. Get a compelling, long read and must-have lifestyle tips delivered to your inbox every Sunday morning – great with coffee! Jason Kelce is showing off some of his underdog clothing from his new clothing line benefitting Philly kids. / Photography and video […]]]>

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Jason Kelce is showing off some of his underdog clothing from his new clothing line benefitting Philly kids. / Photography and video by Laura Swartz

“Hungry dogs run faster.” The inspirational quote that fueled the Eagles’ and Jason Kelce’s 2018 Super Bowl championships epic parade speech now has his own shirt. It’s all part of Kelce’s new underdog clothing line. As he describes it, the collection includes “items that I hope will inspire you, motivate you, or at least make you smile. Items I hope you will wear with pride. Elements that I hope will make a difference.”

Why underdog? To quote Kelce’s mission statement:

Underdog is a mentality. Underdog embodies the true Philadelphia spirit. Beat up but never beaten, disadvantaged but never defeated. Counted, written off, but always believing that we had the chance to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. … This city owns this spirit. This town thrives on its haters. This city knows its worth. That’s why we’re all underdogs.

Some of Jason Kelce’s underdog clothes / Photo by Laura Swartz

That gender neutral line includes t-shirts, hats and bags – all designed, printed and packaged in Philadelphia. The creative partners include Avenue WestWhose Hannah Westerman designed the underdog logo. (It features a German shepherd, a recall to Chris Long’s iconic mask.) REC Philly designers Bruno Guerreiro also designed some player-specific jerseys.

Kelce introduced the collection with a fashion show at Bok Bar on Sunday, November 6th.

Snacktime provided entertainment and Kelce spoke more about his passion for the city and its spirit.

“We will not listen to outside noise. We don’t let anyone tell us who we are, how good we are, or how good we are can be. We’re going to go out there and prove it every day,” he told the crowd.

One hundred percent of proceeds from the Underdog apparel collection go to Kelce’s (Be)Philly Foundation, this is also new. The nonprofit organization will help fund and promote evidence-based programs that Kelce says have “a proven track record of improving the academic and economic outcomes of students in Philadelphia public schools.” He decided to work with organizations that are already doing the work because “I’m not an expert. I may be an expert at the center and at playing football, but I’m not an expert on the nuanced difficulties faced by our young people in this city.”

To this end, the first two are beneficiaries of (Be)Philly Coded by children and PFSS, the newly combined Philadelphia Futures and Stepping Stone Scholars. The goal is to provide $100,000 to each organization and to focus primarily on K-12 students in the Philadelphia school district. “We’re not trying to change the city of Philadelphia at all,” Kelce said. “I think the city of Philadelphia is incredibly powerful, proud, has incredibly strong people. But we want to help the city achieve this. We want to help our young people achieve something.”

Underdog apparel is available online at underdogphl.com. To support the work of (Be)Philly and learn more about it, visit bephilly.org.



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402-acre property in Caldwell County will soon be a state forest; The land was once used by the Broyhill family to make furniture https://club-fuer-molosser.net/402-acre-property-in-caldwell-county-will-soon-be-a-state-forest-the-land-was-once-used-by-the-broyhill-family-to-make-furniture/ Sun, 06 Nov 2022 10:15:00 +0000 https://club-fuer-molosser.net/402-acre-property-in-caldwell-county-will-soon-be-a-state-forest-the-land-was-once-used-by-the-broyhill-family-to-make-furniture/ Mary Canrobert I tapped 4885 Grandin Road, Lenoir, NC on my cell phone for directions, and soon I was off on a pleasant journey through part of Caldwell County’s Patterson community. Perfect weather, little traffic, lots of beautiful hilly landscapes. My destination was the entrance to the new Broyhill State Forest. Michael Cheek, Assistant Regional […]]]>

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I tapped 4885 Grandin Road, Lenoir, NC on my cell phone for directions, and soon I was off on a pleasant journey through part of Caldwell County’s Patterson community. Perfect weather, little traffic, lots of beautiful hilly landscapes. My destination was the entrance to the new Broyhill State Forest. Michael Cheek, Assistant Regional Forester for the North Carolina Forest Service, had agreed to act as my tour guide on the site.

Michael said I was going to cross a metal bridge. To my left would be Grandin Acres, a wedding and event venue; Broyhill State Forest on the right. He hadn’t mentioned that there might be two goats on high alert at the end of the metal bridge. I had to ask myself: was there a third one nearby? Was I in danger of facing a troll?

In front was a truck. A man in uniform leaned against it. Must be Michael. I parked and was just getting out of my SUV when the opposite of a scary troll appeared. Actually two opposites. A pair of super friendly, quite wet and dirty dogs. One was a large brown poodle mix. The other was a long-haired something that made me think of Benji from the 1974 film of the same name. The blissful mutts were keen to accompany Michael and I as we went into the woods. Michael explained that the goats and dogs belonged to Grandin Acres Farm.

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A few weeks earlier, a number of dignitaries including North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler; Hunt Broyhill and family; Will Summer, director of the North Carolina Land and Water Fund; and Bill Holman, NC State Director of the Conservation Fund, were at the same venue for a Broyhill State Forest ceremony on September 22nd. I bet a couple of dogs showed up to the party too.

Now it was my turn to see a portion of the 402-acre property, which is currently owned by the national non-profit land trust organization The Conservation Fund, but will soon be available thanks to funding to the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services for Protection as a state forest is to be conferred by the North Carolina Land and Water Fund and Salisbury residents Fred and Alice Stanback, whose philanthropic efforts promote and support environmental education and stewardship. Simply put by Michael, the forest will be “government property”.

According to the Conservation Fund, “the efforts will help protect water quality, wildlife and natural resources while securing new recreational opportunities for the community.”

Why the delay? I asked Michael. Why isn’t the forest open to the public yet? He explained that there was “an old pond with an old dam” on the property. “A highly dangerous dam,” said Michael. “It must be removed before the forest becomes state-owned.”

As we walked and the dogs darted up the trail, Michael said the area used to be owned by the Broyhill Family Foundation, which “does a lot of community service in Caldwell County,” he said, adding that the money goes to the foundation for the Forest is used for the organization’s non-profit recipients.

Corresponding broyhillfamilyfoundation.org, the organization established in 1946 by the founders of Broyhill Furniture Industries, supported by endowments, programs and grants offered by various North Carolina colleges and universities; funds health research and programs at medical facilities in North Carolina and beyond; and, through grants, supports nonprofit, charitable organizations primarily in Caldwell County.

“This was some of the original land that the Broyhill family had for their furniture making around the turn of the century,” Michael said. “Historically it was a managed forest.” He pointed out that the Forest Service has records of the Broyhills cutting down trees and then planting trees on the property.

Michael pointed to rows of pine trees that had been planted where mature trees had been felled for furniture making.

Looking around, it was clear that the decision had been made long ago to give something back to the country rather than simply take something from it. The forest was dense with trees, vegetation and wildlife. No game greeted us apart from the overjoyed canines, but Michael assured me that all the expected forest animals were nearby: deer, turkeys, squirrels and so on. He said he heard there were bears in the forest.

“The Broyhill Foundation wanted the Forest Service to take over and care for the legacy,” said Michael. Among the ways of preserving the area, burning is prescribed.

What’s special, Michael announced, is the road network through the property, which “we’re going to maintain,” he said. “We will open and clear the road system.”

Hikers and pedestrians are welcome, but no ATVs.

Michael then described a great importance of the country. “Connect large, listed properties with each other. There’s about 2,500 acres, a research forest just east of us, and larger wildlife areas [overseen by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission] to the west.”

Glaciers around the world will inevitably be lost to climate change by 2050, according to a UNESCO report. These include the last remaining glaciers on Kilimanjaro, as well as in the Alps and Yosemite National Park. The study’s authors say glaciers will melt regardless of global action to combat climate change. The disappearance of glaciers is one of the most dramatic pieces of evidence that the Earth’s climate is warming. “Glaciers are one of the valuable indicators of climate change because they are visible. This is something we can really see,” said Tales Carvalho Resende, UNESCO project officer. National parks where glaciers will disappear by 2050 • Hyrcanian Forests (Iran) • Durmitor National Park (Montenegro) • Virunga National Park (Democratic Republic of the Congo) • Huanlong Scenic and Historic Interest Area (China) • Yellowstone National Park (United States of America ) • Mount Kenya National Park/Natural Forest (Kenya) • Pyrenees Mont Perdu (France, Spain) • Rwenzori Mountains National Park (Uganda) • Putorana Plateau (Russia) • Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (Switzerland) • Nahanni National Park (Canada) • Lorentz National Park (Indonesia) • Natural System of Wrangel Island Reserve (Russia) • Kilimanjaro National Park (Tanzania) • Yosemite National Park (United States of America) • The Dolomites (Italy) • Virgin Komi Forests (Russia)



To our right I noticed a pool of water just off the path. Michael said it was a tributary of Kings Creek.

“Another important aspect of this [forest] it is protecting the headwaters of Kings Creek, which empties into the Yadkin River, an important source of drinking water for this region.”

We trudged on. Michael pointed out that there was a lot of hemlock on the property. “We’re doing a hemlock restoration and treatment,” he said. “Hemlocks have currently been rejected by HWA (Hemlock Woolly Adelgid). It’s a great opportunity to get them in this area.”

HWA is an invasive insect that attacks North American hemlocks. “There’s a chemical treatment that kills the woolly adelgid,” Michael reported, “and you can wipe out natural enemies – various types of insects that feed on the HWA.”

When the forest is open to the public, a kiosk with a forest map, rules, etc. will be installed at the trailhead. This will be the fifth state forest that Michael and a forest warden under him will oversee and protect.

They must thank the Broyhill family for looking after the forest that has looked after them and for continuing to support the county where the family’s furniture industry took root and thrived.

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Non-profit music festival M3F Fest announces 2023 lineup and launch of M3F fund https://club-fuer-molosser.net/non-profit-music-festival-m3f-fest-announces-2023-lineup-and-launch-of-m3f-fund/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 22:46:32 +0000 https://club-fuer-molosser.net/non-profit-music-festival-m3f-fest-announces-2023-lineup-and-launch-of-m3f-fund/ M3F Fest, North America’s premier nonprofit music festival, has announced the lineup for the highly anticipated 2023 edition at Margaret T. Hance Park in downtown Phoenix, Arizona, March 3-4. M3F donates 100% of festival proceeds to charity, with a record $1.2 million last year and $4.4 million since 2004. Beyond the lineup, M3F has also […]]]>

M3F Fest, North America’s premier nonprofit music festival, has announced the lineup for the highly anticipated 2023 edition at Margaret T. Hance Park in downtown Phoenix, Arizona, March 3-4. M3F donates 100% of festival proceeds to charity, with a record $1.2 million last year and $4.4 million since 2004.

Beyond the lineup, M3F has also announced the launch of its new one M3F fund. Expanding its current focus on charitable causes, the festival has opened up funding to the public by offering an open application for nonprofit or 501(c)(3) organizations that have clear goals and a measurable method for evaluating progress. All organizations must provide a detailed plan of the amount of funding requested and how it will be allocated, as well as a project timetable. The festival prioritizes funding related to the four main pillars of its organization, namely community, education, arts and environment.

This expanded approach also provides attendees with greater transparency with an updated process that requires organizations to provide a more detailed list of how they intend to use the funds, track where donations have gone throughout the year, and create a short video on the details how the money was once spent. The participants also play a key role in the M3F fund. When fans buy a ticket to have a great time with their friends, they are also giving back to the community around them.

M3F’s lineup will once again bring together an eclectic group of artists from the worlds of indie, pop, R&B, electronic and more. These include beloved Grammy-nominated singer Maggie Rogers, forward-thinking English beatmaker and producer Jamie xx, French electro duo Polo & Pan, Detroit singer Quinn XCII and offbeat sounds of multi-talented Toro y Moi.

Other highlights include German disco and house producer Purple Disco Machine, Mom + Pop signers Ashe, Nashville indie rockers COIN, Connecticut pop and electronic singer Chelsea Cutler, the addictive sounds of Canadian indie Favorites Peach Pit, Australian electronic producer Hayden James, Brit Awards Best Dance Act winner Becky Hill and more.

Originally created as a team building event for its producers, Wespac Construction, the festival acts as a philanthropic showcase for the city of Phoenix. The 2022 edition of M3F raised 1.2 million for charity, doubling the amount of the previous 2020 edition. This included donations to organizations like Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s Music Therapy Program, Habitat for Humanity, Backline, Artist Advocacy Foundation, United Way, Arizona Helping Hands, Amy’s Rescue and more.

“M3F is unique in that it is at the center of music, arts, culture, community and charity,” said Warner Bailey, Festival Manager of M3F. “Fans who visit M3F are in for something much bigger than just 2 days of great music. In 2022 alone, we raised $1.2 million and will continue to grow that number for years to come. We created the M3F Fund to exist as a year-round company, leveraging the M3F platform and resources to make a tangible difference in our community. The M3F fund exists as a 365-day ecosystem that allows us to continue our charitable efforts after the gates have closed. We work with each charity/nonprofit throughout the year to stay up to date on how the donation is being used and how fans can continue to support the causes they care about.”

M3F also partnered with Tonic to host a block party in Phoenix to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The event was free and featured music from Whethan, Surf Mesa and thom.ko. This partnership with Tonic sees them donating $1 from every can sold in October to the Wendt Family Breast Cancer Program in St. Joseph’s, Arizona, Arizona. Donations ensure community members have access to the best possible breast cancer care, allowing more patients to receive life-saving treatments.

In addition to music and charity, M3F also pays attention to sustainability, with over 80% of waste being recycled every year. Guests can also enjoy an amazing variety of food and drink, art installations and activities. More details will be announced ahead of M3F.

Tickets for M3F are available now and can be purchased through the official website.

M3F 2023 lineup
Maggie Rogers
jamie xx
Polo & Pan
Quinn XCII
Toro and Moi
Purple disco machine
As he
COIN
Chelsea Cutler
peach stone
HaydenJames
Neil Frances
Becky Hill
The Jungle Giants
EVAN GIIA
joshy soul
Del water gap
Neal Franz
child
Emit Fenn
pachyman
Winston surf shirt
darius
Bon Entendeur
Jim E Stack
The Lagoons
The Bash Dogs
St Terrible
Veronica Everheart
snail bug
Flora ElmColone

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Who are the top Powerball and Mega Millions winners? https://club-fuer-molosser.net/who-are-the-top-powerball-and-mega-millions-winners/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://club-fuer-molosser.net/who-are-the-top-powerball-and-mega-millions-winners/ A North Carolina man won a Powerball prize by playing the numbers from his date of birth, NC lottery officials said. His wife didn’t believe him at first. NC Education Lottery With Saturday’s second largest Powerball jackpot in history looming, here’s some past winner data to guide you through. Increase your odds? no Still a […]]]>

A North Carolina man won a Powerball prize by playing the numbers from his date of birth, NC lottery officials said.  His wife didn't believe him at first.

A North Carolina man won a Powerball prize by playing the numbers from his date of birth, NC lottery officials said. His wife didn’t believe him at first.

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With Saturday’s second largest Powerball jackpot in history looming, here’s some past winner data to guide you through.

Increase your odds? no Still a 1 in 292 million chance. But as lottery people say, someone will win one day.

The state with the most winners is California with three. One of them included the biggest jackpot ever – $1.586 billion. Bad news. Had to separate from two other people.

The biggest single winner was a South Carolina woman who chose to remain anonymous but told her story in a New York courtroom after the so-called “lottery attorney” she hired cheated her out of $80 million. She won $1.537 billion and received a one-time payment of $878 million.

New York and Maryland each had two winners.

Other states with big winners included Florida, Tennessee, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas and Georgia.

Among the top 10 lottery winners, Powerball had the most with six, while Mega Millions had four.

Eleven states, including South Carolina, allow winners to remain anonymous, Pro Tip: If you are in a state that requires identification, create and trust or LLC.

Business Insider says based on the zip codes where tickets are bought, people of lower incomes play the lottery all the time. People play for money when the pots are getting huge.

A word of caution, many of the people who have won the most have had to deal with scammers.

Here’s what we know about the people who won the 10 biggest jackpots.

1. $1.586 billion (Powerball)

That was in 2016. The first time a jackpot grew over $1 billion. On January 13, three tickets were sold, each worth nearly $530 million.

The first to report were John and Lisa Robinson from Munford, Tennessee, who took to the Today Show to share their news. They opted for the $327.8 million lump sum payout and brought their dog to collect the check.

“We’re going to take the lump sum because we’re not guaranteed tomorrow,” Robinson told AP. “We just wanted a small piece of the pie. Now we are really grateful that we got the big piece of the pie.”

She worked in a dermatologist’s office and he was a warehouse manager. They wanted to stay in Mumford, they told the AP at the time. But not long after, they bought a 10-bedroom home on 320 acres with a private lake for $6.2 million, Memphis television station FOX13 reported.

In Florida, Maureen Smith, 70, and her husband David Kaltschmidt, 55, from Melbourne Beach also had a winning ticket. They claimed the prize, lottery officials at The Nickel 95 Trust, Florida said.

At a press conference, they declined to say what the trust’s name means.

Smith said she played the same numbers for years but didn’t play that often. She bought a ticket. They waited a month to redeem the ticket.

She said they would take care of her family. Kaltschmidt, who worked for Northrop Grumman as a manufacturing engineer for 34 years, wanted to retire. He said he wanted to buy a new car. Smith wanted a massage.

2. $1.537 billion (megamillion)

That South Carolina woman said during the trial of attorney Jason Kurland that when she won Mega Millions on Oct. 23, 2018, she was in her late 50s, an insurance company with a $401,000 and a checking account. Her husband was a lawyer.

They were married 36 years and had adult children. She didn’t want riches to change anything.

The most important thing for them was that nobody knew who they were.

Kurland referred them to bogus investments from which he and his employees benefited. He was found guilty in July of five counts of wire fraud, honest wire fraud and money laundering, according to court documents.

She has managed to keep her identity a secret.

3. $1.337 billion (megamillion)

Two Illinois residents won $1.337 billion on July 29, 2022, choosing to remain anonymous. All that is known is that the ticket was sold at a speedway gas station in Des Plaines, Illinois, raising a pre-tax lump sum of $780.5 million eight weeks after the drawing.

4. $1.05 billion (megamillion)

The Wolverine FLL Club won this award on January 22, 2021 in Michigan. The four members of the club chose a one-time lump sum payment of approximately $776 million. That equates to about $557 million after taxes.

5. $768.4 million (Powerball)

On March 27, 2019, 24 years old Manuel Franco from Wisconsin won Powerball after playing the game since he was 18.

“It feels like a dream,” Franco said at a press conference as he redeemed his ticket.

He said he felt lucky when he bought the ticket at a speedway and he almost looked at the security camera and winked.

When he saw that he had won, “he screamed for about 5 or 10 minutes”.

6. $758.7 million (Powerball)

When Mavis Wanczyk After redeeming her Powerball ticket for an Aug. 23, 2017 jackpot, she had already told her boss at Mercy Medical in Springfield, Massachusetts, that she was quitting, the Huff Post reported. The then 53-year-old said at a press conference: “It’s just a dream I’ve always had.”

“I just want to sit back and relax,” she said.

7. $731.1 million (Powerball)

A group calling themselves The Power Pack took down the January 20, 2021 jackpot in Maryland four months after the drawing. They told lottery officials that they intended to invest, take care of the family and help their community.

8. $699.8 million (Powerball)

Scott Godfrey told KSBY News he believes there was something wrong with his ticket, which he purchased in Morro Bay, California, for the Oct. 4, 2021 drawing. He couldn’t possibly have won.

He said he has set up a foundation “which will receive much of the money to work on charities.”

“We feel blessed and we feel like there’s a direct reason we’ve been entrusted with this,” Godfrey told the TV network. “That’s why we consciously made sure that it works and that it’s as good as possible for the less fortunate.”

“We are private individuals and intend to remain so,” Godfrey said in a Lottery Commission statement. “We’ve also been involved in charitable causes for a long time, and now we can really expand that effort to fully appreciate this blessing. This money is not about me. It’s about all the good that can come from it.”

9. $687.8 million (Powerball)

Ticket holders in New York and Iowa won the October 4, 2021 jackpot, receiving $343.9 million each. One of the tickets was sold at a deli in New York City.

The other went to Lerynne West, who bought a ticket while making a fresh start in Redfield, Iowa, Playusalotteries.com reported.

Then came the comedy of mistakes. She left her ticket at her sister’s house. Then when she checked it online it said no winner. She knew where the winning ticket was purchased, so she checked again and she entered the wrong date.

“When I entered the correct date, it said ‘Jackpot. I thought I did something wrong again,” she said at a press conference.

Then her daughters didn’t believe that she had won.

She said she would help family and friends, start a college fund for her six grandchildren, and fund the Callum Foundation, named after a deceased grandson, which focuses on poverty, hunger, education, animal welfare and veterans’ issues.

And she wanted to trade in her Ford Fiesta.

10. $656 million (Mega Millions)

A couple from Red Budd, Illinois had one of three winning tickets for the March 30, 2012 drawing. Merle and Patricia Butler kept their prize a secret for three weeks and cashed in the ticket for $218.6 million.

“We’re just normal people who have worked hard our whole lives, who love our family and our city, who pay our taxes and try to keep up with all the work that comes with owning and maintaining a home” , Merle Butler told a press conference.

He retired after 25 years with General American Life Insurance in St. Louis. The couple had been married for 41 years at the time and said they would invest the money, help their two children and grandchildren, and go to some St. Louis Cardinals games.

They were the last to register for the award.

In Maryland, a group calling themselves The Three Amigos, consisting of a woman in her 20s, a man in his 40s and a woman in his 50s, pooled their money and bought 20 tickets each.

The man said in a press conference that he wants to set up college funds for his children, pay off his house and buy a house.

Backpacking through Europe was another answer. The other woman wanted to visit Italy’s wine country.

“It’s so crazy that even celebrities are tweeting about it,” said one of them. “Even Britney Spears tweeted a congratulatory message to the winners.”

The winner from Kansas chose to remain anonymous.

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Questions for candidates: Democrat Jamie McLeod-Skinner on the environment, affordable housing and political extremism https://club-fuer-molosser.net/questions-for-candidates-democrat-jamie-mcleod-skinner-on-the-environment-affordable-housing-and-political-extremism/ Tue, 25 Oct 2022 12:01:26 +0000 https://club-fuer-molosser.net/questions-for-candidates-democrat-jamie-mcleod-skinner-on-the-environment-affordable-housing-and-political-extremism/ Jamie McLeod-Skinner, Democratic candidate in Oregon’s 5th congressional district, 2022. Courtesy of Jamie McLeod-Skinner Editor’s note: Oregon’s 5th congressional district drew considerable national attention for the November midterm elections, not least because longtime Democratic Representative Kurt Schrader was ousted in the primary. That has prompted some political forecasters to declare the race a throw between […]]]>

Jamie McLeod-Skinner, Democratic candidate in Oregon’s 5th congressional district, 2022.

Courtesy of Jamie McLeod-Skinner

Editor’s note: Oregon’s 5th congressional district drew considerable national attention for the November midterm elections, not least because longtime Democratic Representative Kurt Schrader was ousted in the primary. That has prompted some political forecasters to declare the race a throw between Democrat Jamie McLeod-Skinner and Republican Lori Chavez-DeRemer. OPB reached out to both candidates for their views on issues most important to voters in November. Here are McLeod-Skinner’s answers.

Do you think there was widespread fraud in the 2020 presidential election?

no A fact-based review of allegations of fraud showed that there was no widespread fraud in the 2020 election. Candidates who perpetuate the fraud myth erode public trust and prevent our government from working for the people.

Free and fair elections are the basis of our democratic republic. We must provide voter access and system integrity. That includes ending partisan manoeuvring, protecting and expanding voting rights, and introducing campaign finance reform to ensure the government listens to the people and not just the interests of corporations — and then respects the results when the ballots are counted. Spreading false rumors only fosters fear and chaos.

Protecting our democracy means respecting the peaceful transition of power. I’ve won and lost elections. It sucks to lose. But having worked in former war zones — where I’ve seen the outcome of failed democracies — I know the importance of respecting free and fair elections, regardless of how we feel about the outcome. Those who took part in the January 6 uprising – and those who tacitly support it – are a threat to our country. The violence we saw against Capitol Police on January 6 should be condemned without apology. We need elected leaders to protect and strengthen our democracy and ensure that all voters can participate in our democratic process, regardless of political party.

How accessible do you find voting in Oregon?

Oregon’s automatic voter registration, mail-in ballot system, and paid postage are a model for the nation. The foundation of a democratic republic is an accessible and safe electoral system. Possible improvements include same-day registration, more dropboxes in rural areas, automatic translation (with checks for accuracy), support for voters with disabilities, and ranked or STAR voting to determine voter preference.

What policies would you advocate in Congress to reduce the impact of inflation in your district?

Prescription drug costs affect virtually every family in my district. Congressional Democrats recently took a major step with the Inflation Reduction Act, which started the process of reducing insulin costs. I advocate expanding this policy by allowing Medicare to negotiate all prescription drug prices. Pharmaceutical companies should be able to make a fair profit but not be able to bring down the price, especially for life-saving drugs.

What federal policy would you support to reduce wildfire risk in Oregon?

The risk of forest fires is high in many parts of my district. I was recently confronted with the impact of wildfires while leading wildfire recovery efforts as Interim City Manager in Talent, a town that had lost a third of its homes and businesses to wildfires. Most of the homes lost were those of farm workers and seniors on a fixed income. The impact was personal for me: the fire started in the town where I graduated from high school, members of my family were on evacuation alerts on both ends of the fire, and a friend lost her home. I built the city’s remarkable team, secured recovery and security resources, and led the start of the city’s rebuilding process. I ended my tenure by assessing lessons learned to help the city be better prepared for the next crisis. This experience gave me a good sense of how the federal government can be more helpful in providing emergency resources and supporting local efforts.

Actions to reduce wildfire risk include investing in wildfire preparedness, mitigating risk, improving emergency response, and changing our long-term climate impact trajectory by investing in a sustainable renewable energy grid. Once an emergency has been declared, faster deployment of resources and technical support for on-site decision-making is required for affected communities.

How would the region be helped to manage its water supply, especially as much of the district is affected by prolonged drought?

The long-term drought we face is affecting our urban areas and natural resources, causing our family farms to go under. I have worked with farmers and water managers to both provide solutions to drought and prevent the crisis from sparking community conflict, and worked across political parties to find viable solutions to improve access to water for our farms and improve natural systems. Farmers are proud people and the effects of this prolonged drought have been devastating.

In addition to emergency relief, we must invest in better management of our limited resources through expanded water infrastructure, promote more sustainable and equitable government water policies, and mitigate the long-term effects of drought by investing in climate impact reduction, including renewable energy, on the energy grid. We need to bring stakeholders together to find solutions.

My background as a water law attorney and civil engineer gives me a deeper understanding of issues and policies affecting agriculture and water management. In a number of roles, including my current role on the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, I have worked with Oregon’s farmers and ranchers on a range of issues including drought relief, water access, and wildfire prevention and recovery.

Oregon has been a frequent arena for political extremism in recent years. Why do you think that is, and what is the role of Congress in this?

Oregon has also provided models for collaborative, bipartisan natural resource management solutions such as: B. the High Desert Partnership. In my role as OWEB board member, I have advocated investing in such partnerships because working together is fundamental not only to solving our most pressing problems, but also to avoiding political extremism.

In my role on the Jefferson County Education Service District Executive, I regularly work with my colleagues from a variety of policy backgrounds to focus on providing resources and support to our students, families and school districts. I focus on bringing people together to work together on our common challenges, rather than playing us off against each other with the dog whistles that feed extremism. That’s why I have support from people across the political spectrum and from the Independent Party of Oregon.

I have traveled thousands of miles through Oregon’s urban and rural areas and listened to thousands of Oregonians. The bottom line is that regardless of party affiliation, Oregonians want to be able to put a roof over our heads and food on our tables. We want opportunities for our children and health care for our families when they are sick. We want to feel safe in our communities and not burn our homes down or our family businesses go under. Democracy is an active choice that we make. We prefer to grapple with the complexity of thought diversity rather than the threat of extremism.

The role of Congress is to invest the necessary resources to support the work on the ground that is being done to build partnerships that promote local solutions. And we must ensure that all voters, regardless of party affiliation, can participate in our democratic process.

Do you think that after Roe v. Wade should take action against access to abortion? What action, if any, should they take?

Yes, access to reproductive health care is part of our fundamental personal freedoms as Americans. As a member of Congress, given the US Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision, I would support the protection of Roe v. Restore Wade and other privacy-based decisions that are now at risk. In the meantime, we must protect the right to an out-of-state abortion and ensure protection for doctors performing abortions where they remain legal. We must also ensure the protection and privacy of abortion data. Congress must overturn the Hyde Amendment to ensure women in the military and those who depend on India’s health services, as well as their partners and dependents, have access to a full range of reproductive health care and choices as part of their health insurance.

A lack of affordable housing is affecting families across the country, including in central Oregon. What concrete strategies do you have to tackle this problem?

Affordable housing is a big issue in urban and rural areas across the county. We need to increase the housing stock and provide comprehensive services for people struggling with homelessness. Congress should invest targeted Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds in affordable housing, both for rent and for home ownership, to enable people to overcome generational poverty. I am currently working on a model affordable housing project in southern Oregon to help wildfire survivors, using a Land Trust model to ensure the project creates long-term affordability for the area while also allowing homeowners to raise equity in to build their houses. I have also worked on projects that provide affordable housing to specific sectors such as teachers or first responders that help solve the housing shortage and support essential professionals in our communities.

Housing is a personal issue for me. When I was a kid, I remember our rent increases came from our food budget. Therefore, I have experience working on this topic and I am the only candidate in this race who has experience in the design, construction and project management of affordable housing.

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Linear and conformational determinants of the diagnostic antigens rK28 and rK39 for visceral leishmaniasis | Parasites & Vectors https://club-fuer-molosser.net/linear-and-conformational-determinants-of-the-diagnostic-antigens-rk28-and-rk39-for-visceral-leishmaniasis-parasites-vectors/ Sat, 22 Oct 2022 08:51:32 +0000 https://club-fuer-molosser.net/linear-and-conformational-determinants-of-the-diagnostic-antigens-rk28-and-rk39-for-visceral-leishmaniasis-parasites-vectors/ Ethics Statement As part of the NIDIAG research consortium (https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/97322_en.html). Approval was obtained from the Ethical Research Committee, Medical and Health Sciences Campus, University of Khartoum, the National Health Research Ethics Committee, Federal Ministry of Health, Sudan, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Ethics Committee, United Kingdom. Written informed consent was obtained […]]]>

Ethics Statement

As part of the NIDIAG research consortium (https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/97322_en.html). Approval was obtained from the Ethical Research Committee, Medical and Health Sciences Campus, University of Khartoum, the National Health Research Ethics Committee, Federal Ministry of Health, Sudan, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Ethics Committee, United Kingdom. Written informed consent was obtained from adult subjects or from the parents or guardians of subjects under the age of 18 (who also provided oral consent).

VL serum samples

Cases of VL were diagnosed by microscopy of bone marrow and/or lymph node aspirates, in some cases in conjunction with serological testing. All in all n= 42 VL samples were tested; of these were included in the final analysis (where reactivity to the undenatured antigen was above the cut-off value). n= 19 for rK39 and n= 27 for rK28. Sera from endemic healthy controls (healthy Sudanese seronegative to VL antigens; n= 20) were used as a negative control.

ELISA

Recombinant antigens

rK28 (CTK Biotech, USA) and rK39 (RAG0061, Rekom Biotech, Spain) were obtained commercially. To compare the antigenicity of heat-denatured and non-denatured rK39 and rK28, these antigens were first coated in coating buffer (15 mM Na2CO334mM NaHCO3, pH 9.6) at approximately 0.25 µg/ml. A portion of each of these antigen solutions was then heat denatured at 95°C for 10 min in a hot block while the remainder was not denatured. The ELISA plate (735-0465, VWR, UK) was quadranted and coated with 100 µl/well as follows: upper left quadrant, undenatured rK39; top right, rK39 heat denatured; lower left, undenatured RK28; bottom right, rK28 heat denatured. After overnight incubation at 4°C, the wells were washed three times with phosphate buffered saline (PBS)/0.05% Tween 20 (PBST); then 200 µl/well blocking buffer (PBS/2% skim milk powder; Premier Foods, UK) was applied to the whole plate and incubated for 2 h at 37°C. After three washes, 100 µl/well of serum diluted 1:100 in PBST/2% milk was added such that these samples were arranged identically in each quadrant. After incubation at 37 °C for 1 hour and six washes in PBST, 100 μl/well of a 1:1000 dilution in PBST/2% milk of horseradish peroxidase-labeled anti-human IgG1 (ab99774, Abcam, UK) was added to the whole plate. We have previously demonstrated the potential of immunoglobulin G1 (IgG1) to assess treatment outcome [19, 20]; Hence, here we were interested in applying IgG1 detection in the current assay context instead of IgG.

After incubation for 1 hour at 37 °C and 6 washes with PBST, 100 μl/well of substrate solution (50 mM phosphate/citrate buffer, pH 5.0) containing 2 mM σ-phenylenediamine-HCl (P1526, Sigma Aldrich) and 0.009 % H2O2 (216763, Sigma Aldrich) was added to the entire plate and incubated in the dark. Reactions were stopped by the addition of 50 µl/well 2 MH2SO4, and the absorbance was read at 490 nm. The samples were tested simultaneously on duplicate panels. Each quadrant contained positive and negative (endemic healthy) controls.

We did not use beta-mercaptoethanol in the denaturation because each of the rK28 and rK39 recombinant protein sequences has only one Cys residue, so there are likely no disulfide bonds present; We did not treat the antigens with sodium dodecyl sulfate to avoid problems with the subsequent coating of the ELISA plate.

Statistical analysis

The cut-off value was calculated from the mean plus three standard deviations of the endemic healthy control sera. Only those samples where the undenatured antigen (rK39 or rK28) had a value above the cut-off were included in the subsequent analysis. P-Values ​​were determined by an unpaired two-sample sample t-Test assuming equal variance using Microsoft Excel.

bioinformatics

We wanted to assess the degree of homology between the linear sequences of the VL antigens and potentially cross-reacting species. Therefore, the HASPB1, HASPB2, and kinesin amino acid sequences of rK28 (GenBank HM594686) and the 46 amino acid non-repeat region and 6.5 × 39 amino acid repeats of rK39 (GenBank L07879) were subjected to BLASTp searches (https://blast.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov), both by taxon unrestricted and restricted to schistosoma, plasmodiumand mycobacterium.

We have BepiPred-2.0 (https://services.healthtech.dtu.dk/service.php?BepiPred-2.0) to predict linear B cell epitopes in the HASPB1 sequence of rK28 (GenBank HM594686).

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Miranda Lambert is raising funds for the furry victims of Hurricane Ian https://club-fuer-molosser.net/miranda-lambert-is-raising-funds-for-the-furry-victims-of-hurricane-ian/ Wed, 19 Oct 2022 23:45:09 +0000 https://club-fuer-molosser.net/miranda-lambert-is-raising-funds-for-the-furry-victims-of-hurricane-ian/ Miranda Lambert is not only a well-known country singer, but also an activist and entrepreneur. The “Bluebird” singer has been in the spotlight for nearly two decades, and during that time has consistently opened up about her love for animals. Not only does she own many pets, but she also actively works to raise money […]]]>

Miranda Lambert is not only a well-known country singer, but also an activist and entrepreneur. The “Bluebird” singer has been in the spotlight for nearly two decades, and during that time has consistently opened up about her love for animals. Not only does she own many pets, but she also actively works to raise money for animal-related causes.

In October 2022, following the devastating hurricane that struck Florida, Lambert decided to take action and posted on Twitter how her organization was stepping up to help displaced pets. While many praised Lambert’s actions, it’s possible some fans might give the singer a side eye given some of her controversial actions involving animals.

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Pet Supplies Plus opens in Brea, the second franchise for North Orange County – Orange County Register https://club-fuer-molosser.net/pet-supplies-plus-opens-in-brea-the-second-franchise-for-north-orange-county-orange-county-register/ Mon, 17 Oct 2022 16:15:36 +0000 https://club-fuer-molosser.net/pet-supplies-plus-opens-in-brea-the-second-franchise-for-north-orange-county-orange-county-register/ Fido, your dirty dog ​​days are numbered. Pet Supplies Plus has opened at the Brea Gateway Shopping Mall, its second franchise in north Orange County in a year. Located at 407 West Imperial Highway, the store stocks a variety of pet supplies, food and accessories. Very popular (with the owners and probably not the dogs) […]]]>

Fido, your dirty dog ​​days are numbered.

Pet Supplies Plus has opened at the Brea Gateway Shopping Mall, its second franchise in north Orange County in a year.

Located at 407 West Imperial Highway, the store stocks a variety of pet supplies, food and accessories. Very popular (with the owners and probably not the dogs) at this pet store chain are the dog washing stations. The raised sinks are stocked with shampoo, hot running water, a dryer and towels. The price is $14 for a single wash, or buyers can purchase a punch card and pay less.

If Fido prefers a professional to wash his kibbles and sundries, grooming services are also available.

We reached owner and manager Rabih (pronounced Rah-bee) El Rabaa on Friday 14th October, its first day of business.

El Rabaa said he and his wife Bashaer will be the day-to-day managers of the 6,500-square-foot store, which is sandwiched between the UPS store and nearby Ralphs. Rabaa, a native of Lebanon and a graduate of the University of Arizona, said the franchise model is one he and his finance degree would appreciate.

“The idea that this is a developing market encouraged me to invest in my first business,” he said.

Rabaa remodeled the closed Fantastic Sam’s and Avenue fashion store along with two other vacant stores to create the pet shop. He has hired 12 people so far and said the challenging job market has finally started to ease.

“There is more movement now,” he said on Friday.

Rabaa will hold grand opening events on Saturday 5th November and Sunday 6th November with giveaways and sale prices.

Pet owners are welcome to shop with their well-behaved dogs, he said.

Pet Supplies Plus Brea hours of operation are Monday to Saturday from 9am to 9pm and Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Call 657-767-3176 or visit www.petsuppliesplus.com.

Just a year ago, another Pet Supplies Plus opened in Yorba Linda. This East Lake Village Center store is located on the corner of Yorba Linda Boulevard and Village Center Drive.

eyeXam, a luxury eye care boutique offering optometry services and eyewear, will open November 4 at the Crystal Cove mall in Newport Beach.  It's the first for Orange County and only the second location for the Silicon Valley company.  (Courtesy of eyeXam)
eyeXam, a luxury eye care boutique offering optometry services and eyewear, will open November 4 at the Crystal Cove mall in Newport Beach. It’s the first for Orange County and only the second location for the Silicon Valley company. (Courtesy of eyeXam)

Eye specialty store debuts in Newport Beach

eyeXam, an eye care boutique offering optometry services and eyewear, opens November 4 at the Crystal Cove shopping center.

It is the second store for the Santa Clara-based company.

eyeXam officials say the company offers eye care in a “lux spa-like setting.” The optometry shop at 7976 E Coast Hwy. will be fully staffed with ophthalmologists and staff to assist with eyeglass purchases.

Those who know the mall overlooking the ocean on the Pacific Coast Highway know that it is also home to Williams Sonoma, Trader Joe’s, Javier’s, Marche Moderne and Mastro’s

The company’s first eyeXam is located in Santa Clara.

Monday, October 17 is the deadline for filing federal tax returns that have been granted an extension by the IRS.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, file)
Monday, October 17 is the deadline for filing federal tax returns that have been granted an extension by the IRS. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, file)

Last day to submit after applying for an IRS extension

The IRS is reminding taxpayers who have applied for a federal extension that it’s time to file their 2021 tax returns with the agency — today.

According to the Internal Revenue Service, Monday is the last day for most people to file a 1040 form to avoid a late filing penalty.

Here are some ways to get help submitting:

IRS-free file Individuals or families with an adjusted gross income of $73,000 or less in 2021 may be used.

The IRS has one too Interactive tax assistant tool online (irs.gov/help/ita)

For foreign applicants, go to the English tab below IRS.gov Home and choose another language.

The IRS reminds procrastinators that they can schedule a payment until the 11:59 p.m. deadline. Go to irs.gov/payments

On road

Jason Cochran of Newport Beach has been named chief executive of American West Restaurant Group, Pizza Hut’s third-largest franchise group with Pizza Hut restaurants in Southern California and Utah. Cochran has a combined 25 years in retail and restaurants. Cochran comes to AWRG from Chipotle in Newport Beach, where he served four years as Vice President of Operations.

On board

The Orangewood Foundation has appointed four directors – Brandon J. Fetta, Jamie Saul Hong, Maegan Lujan and Barry McManus. They each serve a three-year term.

Brandon J. Fetta is a Relationship Manager at Capital Group, home of American Funds. Saul Hong is Vice President of Sales at Fidelity National Title Insurance Co. Lujan is Director of Solutions and Services at Toshiba America Business Solutions. McManus is President of Klein Products.

Good deeds

Post-pandemic fundraising for Orange County nonprofits was buzzing as events kicked into high gear this fall. Here are some that took place over the past few weeks, with more details coming next week…

Unlimited Possibilities raised $330,000 for its new pediatric therapy center in Santa Ana. The fundraiser took place on Saturday October 1st as part of their 2022 Limitless Gala & Concert. It is also the 70th anniversary of the organization.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Anaheim-Cypress raised $283,000 at their annual Field of Dreams Gala and Auction at Angel Stadium. The money will help provide a safe after-school and summer program for children and youth in the cities of Anaheim, Cypress and the surrounding area.

Speech and Language Development Center raised $290,000 at the 44th Annual Dick Gorrie Memorial Golf Tournament. Money raised at the tournament will support comprehensive services at the nonprofit’s Buena Park and Temecula Therapy Centers, as well as its schools program, which is offered in partnership with more than 50 districts throughout Southern California. The school and therapy center serves children and adults with special needs in language, learning and behavior.

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