UCC’s advent events have begun

first_imgGrains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Twitter Linkedin + posts Gang evolution does not match common perceptions Facebook ReddIt Tori Knox Tori Knoxhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tori-knox/ Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Linkedin Tori Knoxhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tori-knox/ printThe 109’s University Christian Church is hosting several events during the advent season.The advent season is the first season of the Christian church year that leads up to Christmas and includes four Sundays after.Thirteen separate events will be held including: the Christmas Angels Wrap Night, Finals Feast and Annual Boar’s Head & Yule Log Festival.Christmas Angels Wrap Night Christmas Angels Wrap Night is a UCC outreach ministry that benefits 500 economically disadvantaged children in the community each year, Poling said.This year, it will be held on Dec. 11 at 5:30 p.m. in Walker Hall.For $80, people can purchase a brown bag that will be donated to a child. Each bag is filled with a new coat, sweatshirt, jeans, shoes, socks, underwear, an outdoor toy and a book, Poling said.The children are all school-aged and are found through the school system, Poling said.Finals FeastThe first day of finals UCC is inviting college students to enjoy a Christmas feast from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 12.The feast includes treats and an early Christmas present from the University Christian Church family.The flyer for the Finals Feast said, “All college students are invited to de-stress.”The event is free for college students.Annual Boar’s Head & Yule Log Festival This year will be the 41st annual Boar’s Head & Yule Log Festival.The flyer states, “Come celebrate the triumph of good over evil and the true meaning of Christmas.”It will be held on Jan. 7 and 8 from 3 to 5 p.m.According to the festival’s flyer, music, costumes and pageantry make the festival unique.Fifteen dollar tickets can be purchased for reserved seating and unreserved seats are free.Tickets can be purchased at the event’s website. Facebook Tori Knoxhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tori-knox/ Tori Knoxhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tori-knox/ Twitter Previous articleHistory professor explores the people behind the fight for civil rights in TexasNext articleFWPD one of six departments in U.S. chosen for community policing study Tori Knox RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Fort Worth’s cat population remains steady National Night Out increases community safety Teenage pregnancy rates remain high in Tarrant County Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more

Croatia gets its first Run Friendly hotel

first_imgLifeClass Terme Sveti Martin is the first Run friendly hotel in Croatia, but also in Europe.The initiative to raise the quality of service for millions of runners around the world came from Berislav Sokač and his team from the Run Croatia project. The goal of the project is to organize races of a high standard, but also to sell experiences, ie to promote the Croatian tourist offer – apart from the sun and the sea.As over 50 million people regularly run in the EU, and their annual consumption is estimated at 9.6 billion euros, it is quite logical to focus on runners, especially in the pre- and post-season. This initiative was first recognized by those who know very well that today’s tourist should be offered much more than what was offered in previous years – those from northern Croatia, who are already the main generator of continental tourism in Croatia – LifeClass Terme Sveti Martin.”The introduction of the Run friendly concept in our business is a continuation of our desire to brand the resort in the direction of a Healthness resort that encourages a healthier lifestyle in its guests through physical activities, local food and mind cultivation. After being the first in Croatia to earn the Bike hotel certificate, we are extremely glad to be the first hotel in the world with a Run friendly certificate, providing passionate runners, but also beginners, all Run firendly services throughout the year. We are looking forward to every kilometer that is run in Međimurje.”Pointed out the General Manager of Terme, Branimir Blajić, who is also a passionate athlete and the initiator of many sporting events in the area. Among the sales packages, you will also find the RUN package, which in this Healthness resort is completely adapted to all the needs of runners. Includes high quality t-shirt, running map, various running tours – from beginner to advanced program, healthy offer of drinks and food in the mini bar, energy bars, late checkout, a special massage program and no less important, the perfection of untouched nature, ideal for an active stay outdoors.” The goal of the project is to provide a platform for runners as an added value to hotels through labeling, and our vision is for Croatia to be the first country in the world to have a platform for a run friendly package ” Berislav Sokač from Run Croatia points out and adds that they have made a book of standards and know-how for the certification of hotels as Run Friendly and that we have the opportunity to set a new standard on the tourist map of the world.But the Run Croatia concept is a much broader story, which includes the whole Run Friendly Eco System with various partners, from clinics, restaurants, banks, etc.… Read the wider story of the entire Run Friendly concept below in the attachment.Related news: BERISLAV SOKAČ, RUN CROATIA: I want to bring a part of 50 million runners in Europe to Croatialast_img read more

Gentry makes history at Willamette

first_imgBy Ben DeatherageLEBANON, Ore. (April 21) – Brad Gentry made history on opening night at historical Willamette Speedway.Gentry won the first-ever IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature held in Oregon Saturday at Lebanon, holding off Kevin Roberts for the victory.Collen Winebarger topped the IMCA Modified feature and Jorddon Braaten was the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod winner.last_img

Yorkshire and BB&O will battle for boys’ crown

first_img If Yorkshire win tomorrow it will be their eighth victory, with the most recent in 2012. For BB&O it would be their first win since their sole success in 1999.  Tannum Donaldson eased the BB&O nerves when he holed out from about 5ft on 17 to go 1up and he confirmed the team’s win on 18, after his opponent tangled with a bunker and then deep rough.  Staffordshire’s point was scored by Ollie Read who was 2down after 13 but played the remaining holes in two-under par to win 2up. Yorkshire dominated their match from the word go, winning all three foursomes despite spirited play from Staffordshire. It gave them the platform to forge ahead and they quickly secured the match with wins from Michael Hay (3/2) and Charlie Daughtrey (5/4), both of whom barely put a foot wrong.  30 Aug 2017 Yorkshire and BB&O will battle for boys’ crown But BB&O wasted no time in redressing the balance when the singles got underway. England boy international Conor Gough won 7/6, Harrison Arnold (pictured) soon followed him with a 6/5 win, and before long Melan Dhaubhadel provided the fourth point of the day with his 3/2 win.  “Yorkshire are very strong,” said BB&O manager Marc Grimsey. “But we have a lot of quality in our team and I have no doubt that if they play to their best it will be a really great match.”  Images copyright Leaderboard Photography “BB&O are the team to beat,” said Yorkshire coach Steve Robinson. “We will just have to prepare and do our best.”  BB&O needed one point from the remaining three games – and Somerset made them work for it in an exciting finish. First, Louis Archer won his point for the South West side, then BB&O’s Seb Tannum Donaldson was pulled back to all square after 16 while his team mate Taylor Paul went 2down after 16.  It promises to be a great battle. On paper BB&O are the favourites, with the lowest handicap aggregate in the field; on the evidence of the play so far, Yorkshire are very dangerous having swept aside their two opponents, conceding just 2.5 points in two days.  The day’s other match began with Somerset in the lead after the foursomes. They won two of the three games with grandstand finishes, courtesy of the pairings of Huxley Howell and Louis Archer; and Adam Jolly and Ollie Brimfield.  George Heath (pictured) added his point when he got the better of a low-scoring game against Staffordshire’s James Wickes. Between them, the pair had eight birdies in 13 holes, but it was Heath who always had the edge and won 2/1. Callum Macfie won by the same margin, but James Swash had to settle for a half after James Bailey came back from 2down after 12. The Staffordshire player began his fightback with a shot to the par three 12th which finished on the edge of the hole.  Yorkshire and BB&O – Berks, Bucks and Oxon – will go head to head tomorrow in the battle for glory in the English Boys’ County Championship. They set up the grand finale at Northamptonshire County Golf Club when they both won their matches today, Yorkshire beating Staffordshire 7.5-1.5 and BB&O finishing bravely for their 5-4 win over Somerset.  Tags: BB&O, Boy’s County Finals, Yorkshire Click here for full scores  Behind them, Brimfield won the final game for Somerset. last_img read more

Steelers in AFC North driver’s seat with 4 games left

first_imgVery rarely does a game live up to all the hype but the Steelers, Ravens game did plus some. The 13-10 Steelers victory was without a doubt one of the best games of the season, as the defenses dominated, as expected. Troy Polamalu was once again a key factor in the victory after being responsible for the Ravens’ lone touchdown on a miscalculation that led to Anquan Boldin scoring. He gambled and rushed the passer leaving no deep protection and Boldin burned Bryant McFadden before Ryan Clark could get across field. But he made up for this play late in the game by knocking the ball out of quarterback Joe Flacco’s hands on a safety blitz which led to the sack and fumble. It was a surprise blitz which this time did catch Flacco by surprise, as Polamalu got to the quarterback before he could release the ball. LaMarr Woodley scooped the ball up and ran it 19 yards to the 9 yard line. “It was an all-out blitz. They brought everybody,” Flacco said. “I took three steps and raised my arm and was getting hit. It was pretty shocking.”“Everybody watching TV at home, everybody in the stadium, you all know if you see 43 at the line, four-minute offense, he’s coming,” said Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs, who gave the Steelers offensive line fits all night and had 1 1/2 sacks. “It was just like, I hope we have a plan. It just didn’t feel good when I saw that hair at the line.”“They are going to be happy on that airplane back to Pittsburgh. They have the ‘W,’” Suggs said. “In this league, that’s all. We lost, that’s all that matters.”Ben Roethlisberger and the offense responded by taking advantage of the great field position and scored their lone touchdown with 2:51 left in the game as Isaac Redman caught a short pass from Roethlisberger and ran around and through Ravens for the 9 yard score. Even though Baltimore had plenty of time left, the defense put the clamps on them to preserve the victory. Playing with a broken nose and sprained right foot, he went 22 for 38 for 253 yards. Roethlisberger has won six straight starts against Baltimore and is 8-2 against the Ravens.“Tough place to play, but let’s be frank, we needed to come here and even the score in this matchup,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said. “Thankfully we did, and we’ll push on.”The victory puts the Steelers in the driver’s seat in the AFC North as they took sole possession of first place with just four games left. Three are at home versus the Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets and the Carolina Panthers, before finishing out the season in Cleveland versus the improving Browns (5-7).After winning the division last season and Marvin Lewis being named the Coach of the Year, the Bengals have reverted back to their old ways of finding a way to lose, falling to the New Orleans Saints (9-3). Drew Brees threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Marques Colston with 31 seconds left, rallying the Saints to their fifth consecutive victory, 34-30 over the self-destructive Bengals.The Saints trailed for the first time after newcomer Clint Stitser made a 47-yard field goal putting the Bengals ahead 30-27 with 4:25 to go…plenty of time for Brees to pull it out, with the help of yet another Bengals blunder. His 42-yarder to Robert Meacham drew New Orleans into field-goal range. On fourth-and-2 from the Cincinnati 7, the Saints lined up and tried to draw the Bengals offside. It worked. Bengals lineman Pat Sims jumped, giving the Saints a first down. Brees threw his second touchdown pass on the next play, sending Cincinnati (2-10) to its ninth consecutive loss.The Bengals picked up Terrell Owens to boost their offense, and it has, but the problem is that their defense can’t stop anyone. The lowly Buffalo Bills scored 48 points on them with just about everyone they’ve faced scoring 30 or more points. Owens and Chad Ochocinco had outstanding games against the Saints. Owens had 6 catches for 47 yards and Ochocinco had 5 catches for 96 yards, but it wasn’t enough.The Bengals always play the Steelers tough but they just don’t appear to have the defense this season to stop the Steelers or anyone else, and the chances of them scoring 30 plus points against the Steelers is not likely.After the Bengals, Pittsburgh has another big game against the Jets. Depending on what happens in the Monday Night battle with division rival New England, the Jets will either be fighting for the best record and home field advantage in the AFC or a wildcard spot in the playoffs. Both teams went into the game with the AFC best record (9-2) with the winner remaining one game ahead of the Steelers. Having lost to the Patriots, Pittsburgh could become the number one seed if the Jets beat the Patriots and they beat the Jets.Since the Steelers have played at the level of their opponents this season, Cincinnati 2-10, Carolina 1-11 and Cleveland 5-7 may appear to be easy wins, but not necessarily. Pittsburgh needs to go either 3-1 or 4-0 to assure themselves of a playoff spot and possibly the home field advantage, because the likelihood of Baltimore losing again is slim.Punter Daniel Sepulveda hurt his right knee in the second quarter, and placekicker Shaun Suisham was called upon to punt for the remainder of the game. Sepulveda has an ACL injury, Tomlin said, and likely is lost for the season.Rashard Mendenhall ran for 45 yards to break 1,000 for a second straight year. BLOOD AND GLORY—Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) gets off a pass while being hit by Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs (55) during the first half Dec. 5, in Baltimore. “He is a heck of a player,” Roethlisberger said. “One time after a play, I looked at him and he was bleeding from the mouth. I was bleeding from the nose. That says it all about a Ravens-Steelers football game.”(AP Photo/Nick Wass) last_img read more

Alaffia Spearheading Campaign for Olympia’s Designation as a Fair Trade Town

first_imgSubmitted by AlaffiaRose Hyde and Olowo-n’djo Tchala are the founders of Alaffia. They are spearheading a campaign to get Olympia recognized as a Fair Trade Town. Photo credit: Ben MoonOlympia has the opportunity to become the first city in Washington State to be named a Fair Trade City by the Fair Trade Towns USA Campaign.The campaign is being spearheaded by Alaffia, a fair trade skincare organization, working to empower communities, increase awareness of the benefits of fair trade, and highlight Olympia’s commitment to being a leader in the global fight on inequality.Alaffia currently employs more than 80 full-time employees in the Olympia-Tumwater area and 500 women at their cooperatives in Togo, West Africa, where the raw ingredients of their products are handcrafted. Alaffia is Fair for Life Certified by the Institute for Marketecology both in Togo and Olympia, which confirms Alaffia meets standards concerning fair working conditions, fair prices and wages, environmental performance, and community relations.The Fair Trade Towns USA campaign raises consumer awareness, increases the availability of fair trade products, and drives sales in order to help lift more than 1.2 million families out of poverty.To become an official Fair Trade Town, applicants must build retail availability and show that Fair Trade products are available in local stores, as well as in institutions, such as places of worship, schools, and offices. The City Council must also pass an official resolution in support of fair trade, stating it is an issue important to its government and residents and including plans to implement that support in concrete ways.Olowo-n’djo Tchala and Rose Hyde stand in their Alaffia home office. The company employs more than 80 people in the greater Olympia area. Photo credit: Ben MoonOlympia would join over 20 other municipalities already recognized as Fair Trade Towns, including Montclair, Red Bank, and Highland Park, NJ; Boston, Amherst, and Northampton, MA; Brattleboro and Burlington, VT; San Francisco and Chico, CA; Milwaukee, WI; Media, PA; Bluffton, OH; Ballston Spa, NY; and Taos, NM. Furthermore, active campaigns are taking place in over 30 additional towns and cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Chicago, and Seattle.To join the campaign visit www.fairtradecampaigns.org/campaign/olympia. For more information about Alaffia please visit www.alaffia.com. Facebook186Tweet0Pin0last_img read more