Lifestyle – Lotts Photo http://lottsphoto.com/ Wed, 11 May 2022 04:06:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://lottsphoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/default-130x130.png Lifestyle – Lotts Photo http://lottsphoto.com/ 32 32 Sony Bungie deal will end at the end of 2022 https://lottsphoto.com/sony-bungie-deal-will-end-at-the-end-of-2022/ Wed, 11 May 2022 02:05:30 +0000 https://lottsphoto.com/sony-bungie-deal-will-end-at-the-end-of-2022/ Sony’s most recent financial results have focused on PS5 sales and their upcoming investment in first-party studios. However, acquisitions are also an important topic at the moment. Sony has confirmed its acquisition agreement with Bungie is expected to close later this year, and they also said the Haven Entertainment Studios deal has been done. Bungie […]]]>

Sony’s most recent financial results have focused on PS5 sales and their upcoming investment in first-party studios. However, acquisitions are also an important topic at the moment. Sony has confirmed its acquisition agreement with Bungie is expected to close later this year, and they also said the Haven Entertainment Studios deal has been done.

Bungie will not become a PlayStation Studio

Sony expects its operating profit to decline by 41 billion yen next year as a direct result of the Bungie acquisition. According to the last earnings call, the deal is “currently under review by the competent authority” and is expected to close in the third quarter of the current fiscal year. That’s between October 1 and December 31, 2022. Rumors suggest the US Federal Trade Commission is investigating the deal, but that’s pretty standard procedure for high-profile mergers and acquisitions. in the technology industry. If this results in a delay, then the transaction is expected to close in early 2023.

Even after the deal closes, Bungie will not become a PlayStation Studio and will instead operate independently, choosing whether it wants to release its games across multiple platforms or not. This means that the Destiny franchise will likely continue to exist on multiple platforms such as Xbox. On the other hand, Sony’s acquisition of Haven Entertainment Studios was finalized in March and the deal has been finalized. This studio is currently developing a PS5-exclusive online “games as a service” title based on a new IP address.

In other news, the director of Ghostwire: Tokyo has revealed that when things calm down after the game’s release, he’ll be interested in making DLC ​​or even a sequel. Elsewhere, a new PS5 bundle has appeared which includes a disc console with a digital copy of Horizon Forbidden West.

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Environmental conservation requires scientific research, says ecologist Dr PS Easa | Lifestyle News https://lottsphoto.com/environmental-conservation-requires-scientific-research-says-ecologist-dr-ps-easa-lifestyle-news/ Mon, 09 May 2022 11:22:57 +0000 https://lottsphoto.com/environmental-conservation-requires-scientific-research-says-ecologist-dr-ps-easa-lifestyle-news/ Dr PS Easa, Chairman of the Aryanakam Nature Foundation, said scientific research is imperative for environmental conservation. The renowned conservationist was speaking at the three-day reptile literacy workshop held at the Kerala Forest Research Institute. More than fifty participants, including university professors and students, took part in the workshop organized by the Aryanakam Nature Foundation […]]]>

Dr PS Easa, Chairman of the Aryanakam Nature Foundation, said scientific research is imperative for environmental conservation. The renowned conservationist was speaking at the three-day reptile literacy workshop held at the Kerala Forest Research Institute. More than fifty participants, including university professors and students, took part in the workshop organized by the Aryanakam Nature Foundation from May 6-8, in association with the Kerala Forest Research Institute. Dr AV Raghu, Senior Researcher at Kerala Forest Research Institute, delivered the welcoming address while Dr PS Easa presided over the ceremony.

Opening the event, Dr Syam Vishwanath, director of the institute said he was committed to giving a scientific basis to NGOs and their activities in environmental conservation. Peechi Wild Life Warden Prabhu PM congratulated the event. Meanwhile, Adv. MP Prakash (Aryanakam Nature Foundation) gave the vote of thanks. The workshop aims to promote scientific knowledge about reptiles to ordinary mortals through students.

Dr Benjamin Tapley (Reptile House Curator, Zoological Society of London), Ashok Captain (renowned snake researcher and author of ‘Snakes of India’), Dr Deepak Veerappan (Scientific Associate, Natural History Museum London), Dr. Lilly Margaret (Dartmouth College, United States of America), Dr. Robin S, Assistant Professor Venketshwara College, New Delhi, Saunak Pal, Research Scientist, Bombay Natural History Society and Ayushi Jain who studies giant shelled tortoises molle, led the sessions at the workshop. Meanwhile, the workshop was managed by researchers Rajkumar KP, Nithin Diwakar and Sandeep Das.

Dr. TV Sajeev, the Registrar of Kerala Forest Research Institute was the chief guest of the closing event on May 8th.

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Karl Lohnes: Celebrate mom with a gift that suits her lifestyle https://lottsphoto.com/karl-lohnes-celebrate-mom-with-a-gift-that-suits-her-lifestyle/ Sat, 07 May 2022 10:02:59 +0000 https://lottsphoto.com/karl-lohnes-celebrate-mom-with-a-gift-that-suits-her-lifestyle/ Breadcrumb Links Life Houses Whether your mom is an early riser, night owl, or busy bee with daytime errands, these gift ideas will make her day special. Author of the article: Karl Lohnes • Montreal Gazette Special Handmade gifts support local artists and tell their own stories. Cup, bowl and plate by Valérie Pelletier, starting […]]]>

Whether your mom is an early riser, night owl, or busy bee with daytime errands, these gift ideas will make her day special.

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While nothing shows your appreciation for your mom like a simple phone call or a homemade card (yes, even a thoughtful card made by an adult “child” will warm her heart), giving a gift that makes her day more special is always appreciated. gesture. Whether your mom is an early riser, a night owl, or a busy bee with daytime errands, I’ve picked out some gift ideas that are sure to please her. Happy Mother’s Day everyone!

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A surefire way to make sure mom starts her special day off right is to treat her to breakfast in bed, complete with some fresh cut flowers and a card. Serving her breakfast on handmade dinnerware is something she can enjoy all year round. Glazed pottery is a huge trend right now, and sourcing it locally is good for the arts, the local economy, and the heart. Add a bed tray — I’ve seen plenty of stylish designs on the Marshalls website for under $25 — that she can use to enjoy breakfasts al fresco in the warmer months or while watching movies on his laptop in bed.

Now all you have to do is figure out what to serve for breakfast. Want something unique? Order from her favorite brunch cafe through an online app — it’s an easy way to deliver a gourmet brunch without doing all the cooking.

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For the busy mom throughout the day, whether it’s working, volunteering, or running errands, I’ve found some useful gifts that will help her out when she’s busy. One is a fitness tracker, which isn’t just for marathon runners and gym rats. Anyone who wants to have more information about their health, monitor the distance they walk or even just keep track of the time will appreciate this gift. With so many styles, you can choose the one that suits your mother’s favorite colors and style of jewelry and accessories. Add a tote bag equipped with a chic little umbrella, a rain hat, and an insulated travel mug (the most leak-proof and durable I’ve found is the Vertuo Alto travel mug for 32 $ from Nespresso) with some of her favorite coffees or teas, and she’ll be ready to get through her busy day.

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This portable assistant will follow mum's steps, remind her of her appointments and report on her activity.  Fitbit Luxe Fitness & Wellness Tracker, $170, www.staples.ca.
This portable assistant will follow mum’s steps, remind her of her appointments and report on her activity. Fitbit Luxe Fitness & Wellness Tracker, $170, www.staples.ca.

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After an invigorating day of brunch and sightseeing, it’s time to help mom relax and settle in for sweet dreams and a good night’s sleep. Giving scented bath salts, a cozy bathrobe and foot cream is like giving her a spa night at home. An all-natural room spray like Bleu Lavande’s Lavender Room Spray ($18.50, sourced from the Eastern Townships in Quebec) will help her relax from the bath to the bedroom — the perfect way to end her special day.

Set the stage for a relaxing evening at home for mom.  Limited-edition microplush robe, faux fur slippers and silk eye mask gift box, $99, www.sleepcountry.ca.
Set the stage for a relaxing evening at home for mom. Limited-edition microplush robe, faux fur slippers and silk eye mask gift box, $99, www.sleepcountry.ca.

Do you have a decorating dilemma or want to give your opinion? You can follow and contact Karl on Instagram at @karl_lohnes.

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The St. Regis Residences, Rye launches one last opportunity to own the St. Regis lifestyle https://lottsphoto.com/the-st-regis-residences-rye-launches-one-last-opportunity-to-own-the-st-regis-lifestyle/ Wed, 04 May 2022 22:49:28 +0000 https://lottsphoto.com/the-st-regis-residences-rye-launches-one-last-opportunity-to-own-the-st-regis-lifestyle/ Come on, come on, almost gone! The St. Regis Residences, Rye – a collection of 92 beautifully appointed condominium residences – has released its latest 3-bedroom homes in approximately 2,100 square feet. The St. Regis Residences, Rye is the first St. Regis Residences property in the world to operate without a hotel. Set on seven […]]]>

Come on, come on, almost gone! The St. Regis Residences, Rye – a collection of 92 beautifully appointed condominium residences – has released its latest 3-bedroom homes in approximately 2,100 square feet.

The St. Regis Residences, Rye is the first St. Regis Residences property in the world to operate without a hotel. Set on seven beautifully landscaped acres, The St. Regis Residences, Rye consists of five interconnected buildings around a central courtyard with a fire pit, barbecue grill and luxurious water feature. This unique property features gated entrances, lush manicured gardens, walking paths, numerous resident lounges, a large courtyard entrance with porte-cochere, and heated underground parking.

Residents of St. Regis, Rye Residences enjoy exceptional, bespoke services delivered by Marriott International-trained St. Regis staff who attend to every detail. These services include St. Regis butler service, 24-hour concierge, full-time property management, valet parking, package and mail delivery, and porter and porter services. The latest opportunity to own here starts at $2,550,000. At least one resident per household must be 55 or older.

The St. Regis, Rye Residences feature over 25,000 square feet of luxurious amenities, including a large fitness center with exercise studio; a private 10-seat conference room; a 50-foot indoor pool and hot tub; a wellness complex with relaxing saunas, steam showers and spa treatment rooms; a 16-seat theater-style screening room; a library with a two-sided fireplace and local artwork; and a selection of lounges, including the Cognac Room where residents can gather to watch sporting events or enjoy a game of pool, and the Drawing Room where residents can enjoy afternoon tea or a book by the fireside. Two St. Regis-designed hotel-style suites are available for resident guests. The center of the property features a meticulously landscaped courtyard with an indoor-outdoor pavilion, numerous lounge areas, a cascading water fountain, and a fire pit where residents can relax and socialize.

St. Regis, Rye Residences are not owned, developed or sold by Marriott International, Inc. or its affiliates (“Marriott”). OPRA III, LLC uses the St. Regis marks under license from Marriott, which has not confirmed the accuracy of any statements or representations made herein. All services, amenities, benefits and discounts made available to Homeowners are subject to change, replacement, modification or discontinuance. Charges may apply. The complete terms of the offer are contained in an offer plan available from Sponsor’s file no. CD18-0365. ACCORDING TO LOCAL ZONING REGULATIONS, ONE RESIDENT PER CONDOMINIUM MUST BE AT LEAST 55 YEARS OF AGE AND NO RESIDENT CAN BE UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE. Additional details are available in the offering plan.

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Where to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Bangkok https://lottsphoto.com/where-to-celebrate-cinco-de-mayo-in-bangkok/ Tue, 03 May 2022 07:01:29 +0000 https://lottsphoto.com/where-to-celebrate-cinco-de-mayo-in-bangkok/ While Thailand might not be the first country you think of when you think of Cinco de Mayo, you’d be surprised how many Cinco de Mayo events are happening in Bangkok on May 5th and 6th. Before we get into the list of events for the big day, let’s clear out a few things. Cinco […]]]>

While Thailand might not be the first country you think of when you think of Cinco de Mayo, you’d be surprised how many Cinco de Mayo events are happening in Bangkok on May 5th and 6th.

Before we get into the list of events for the big day, let’s clear out a few things. Cinco de Mayo is do not Mexico’s Independence Day, nor the infamous Day of the Dead. It is also do not a carnival festival, nor the day of independence from Spain. Cinco de Mayo, which is actually a smaller event in Mexico, is mostly popular in the United States, and is a marker of a celebration of Mexican-American culture and customs (yes, that includes tequila, beer and the food) . The annual celebration commemorates the anniversary of Mexico’s triumph over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla in 1862, although it later became a popular date for celebrating all things Mexico and Mexican-American culture.

Here in Bangkok, we love all excuses for tacos, really, and we’re thrilled to see several venues across the city celebrating Cinco de Mayo with special events. While some take place on May 5, others extend the party to May 6 and into the weekend. From big parties to big parties, here are the Cinco de Mayo events you can’t miss this week.

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Everyone’s favorite Latin bar celebrates Cinco de Mayo in style this May 5 from 6 p.m. With specialty tequila cocktails, salsa dance performances and Latin beats from DJ Pepe, except for a fun night of drinking and dancing. Particularly good for the ladies, this year’s Cinco de Mayo falls on Havana Social’s Viva Las Chicas Ladies Night, which means the ladies will have mojitos and Cuba libre all night at 200 THB nett.

A great pre-game for the nearby Havana Social event, head to Above Eleven for dinner on May 5 from 6 p.m. and enjoy a special selection of fusion tacos, quesadillas and tostadas, plus Margarita and Paloma cocktails. The Asoke Latino group will also be in the house, and a special raffle for a 10,000 THB dining voucher will also be available.

Bar.Yard continues “viviendo la vida loca” with a Mexican Fiesta weekend. From 6 p.m. to late, Kimpton Maa-Lai’s summit bar hosts a Cinco de Mayo night with a live mariachi band and self-serve tacos (plus a glass of Margarita) at THB780++ per person.

Although you probably know JUA as Charoenkrung’s most beloved izakaya and sake drinking spot, this Cinco de Mayo, they celebrate with a very interesting lineup and a very interesting menu. JUA’s own chef Chet Adkins will be joined by Dustin Joseph, Megan Leon and Jason Licker, and will cook everything from assorted entrees to tacos, “yakitori de Mexico”, desserts and specialty drinks (we’re already snooping horchata and micheladas). Except a culinary treat for the taste buds, and great company too.

This Cinco de Mayo, La Monita Taqueria is teaming up with Billy’s Smokehouse for a mashup of sorts. Combining Mexican cuisine and barbecue, they are hosting a “Mexicue” event this May 5, 2022. Celebrate with a special menu and a fabulous flavor collaboration.

From 7 p.m. until late, the Rembrandt Hotel celebrates Cinco de Mayo in its ballroom with a live mariachi band, raffle, and dance performances. Food and drink here starts at 150 THB net for the whole night. The entrance fee is THB 200 net and includes an ATK test and a welcome drink.

Prefer to do something more low-key for Cinco de Mayo? The Mesa is having a movie night. Head to the Sukhumvit 68 venue and dig into some cheesy nachos while watching Nacho Libre to celebrate the occasion. Tickets are priced at THB 300 and include nachos, craft sodas, and popcorn.

District celebrates Cinco de Mayo with “Mexican style music” and a free shot of tequila for everyone who joins the party. Located just below the National Stadium BTS station, get ready to dance the night away, with special drink prices from 5-6pm and live music from 7:30-9:45pm.


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100 of US urban areas will become rural with new criteria | Way of life https://lottsphoto.com/100-of-us-urban-areas-will-become-rural-with-new-criteria-way-of-life/ Sun, 01 May 2022 14:07:31 +0000 https://lottsphoto.com/100-of-us-urban-areas-will-become-rural-with-new-criteria-way-of-life/ Hundreds of urban areas in the United States are turning rural, but it’s not because people are leaving. It’s just that the US Census Bureau is changing the definition of an urban area. Under the new criteria, more than 1,300 small towns, cities and towns designated urban ten years ago would be considered rural. This […]]]>

Hundreds of urban areas in the United States are turning rural, but it’s not because people are leaving.

It’s just that the US Census Bureau is changing the definition of an urban area. Under the new criteria, more than 1,300 small towns, cities and towns designated urban ten years ago would be considered rural.

This is important because urban and rural areas are eligible for different types of federal funding. Some communities fear that the change will affect health clinics in rural areas as well as transportation and education funding from federal programs. But leaders of other communities slated to lose urban status say it won’t make a difference.

“We’re rural and we feel rural, and that’s how we already identify,” said Randy Reeg, city administrator of Mauston, Wisconsin, a town of 4,347 about 120 miles northwest of Madison. .

Groups like the American Hospital Association say the changes, which are the biggest to definitions in decades, could cause problems for people who need medical care in rural areas.

“Adopting the new definition could limit the number of rural health clinics in the future and negatively impact rural access to care,” said Shannon Wu, senior associate director of policy at the hospital association.

For starters, the Census Bureau is switching to housing units instead of people as the basis for calculating what an urban area should be. Bureau officials say the change will make it easier to update between U.S. counts once a decade. They also argue that it is necessary because a new privacy method introduces errors in the 2020 Census population counts in small geographic areas to protect the identity of individuals. The number of dwellings remains exact according to the method.

A place had to have at least 2,500 inhabitants to be urban according to old criteria that lasted more than a century. From now on, it will need at least 2,000 homes, or the equivalent of about 5,000 people. A revised list of urban areas will not be released until the end of this year, but a third of areas deemed urban ten years ago would be lumped into the rural category under the new criteria.

Places with 50,000 or more inhabitants were considered “urbanized areas”, compared to “urban clusters” having between 2,500 and 49,999 inhabitants in the past. But these distinctions will be eliminated and all will be called urban areas under the new definition.

Some communities are concerned that the move to housing units will result in some areas being underestimated if the Census Bureau uses the US average of 2.6 people per household for its calculations. For example, Madera County, Calif., has 3.3 people per household, and the change “would not fully represent the community,” said Patricia Taylor, executive director of the Madera County Transportation Commission, in a letter to the office. Last year.

The Census Bureau says the new definition should only be used for statistical purposes. But the bureau’s urban areas form the cores of metropolitan and micro areas, and its definitions provide the basis for how other agencies classify urban and rural areas to determine eligibility for federal funding. The office reviews the definitions every 10 years after a censusand the the urban population has increased from about 45% of the total US population in 1910 to more than 80% ten years ago.

“We’ve heard people say 2,500 is too little. That’s what drove the increase,” said Michael Ratcliffe, senior geographer at the Census Bureau.

Different federal programs use different definitions of urban and rural, and some communities are eligible for rural funding for some programs and not others. But any changes “will have significant implications for many groups and communities,” said Kenneth Johnson, a senior demographer at the University of New Hampshire who studies rural issues.

“Another likely concern for many rural communities is that if many existing urban areas are redefined as rural, competition for limited rural funds will increase,” Johnson said.

A coalition of associations representing cities, counties, planners and transportation groups had opposed many of the changes proposed last year, saying moving people to housing would miss variations in patterns development and land use.

The Census Bureau attempted to address these concerns by creating three levels of urban area definitions for census blocks, which are the smallest geographic unit in the country. Census blocks will be urban if they have 425 housing units per square mile, the equivalent of 1,105 people. Before the change, census blocks with at least 500 people per square mile were considered urban.

The new designation gives the office a way to distinguish between the “urban core” and less densely populated areas, usually on the fringes of urban areas.

Bill Keyrouze, executive director of the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations, said the Census Bureau revisions, adding different tiers of urban areas based on density, “represented an adequate compromise”.

For the town of DeMotte, Indiana, 85 miles (135 kilometers) southwest of South Bend, which will no longer be considered an urban area, it doesn’t really matter from a “status” standpoint. , City Manager Michael Cain said.

“You are who you are. The number of people doesn’t matter. It’s the spirit of the community that matters, that your city is a cohesive group of people who care about each other,” said said Cain.

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United Methodist Bishops Acknowledge Breakup Is Imminent | Way of life https://lottsphoto.com/united-methodist-bishops-acknowledge-breakup-is-imminent-way-of-life/ Fri, 29 Apr 2022 20:58:41 +0000 https://lottsphoto.com/united-methodist-bishops-acknowledge-breakup-is-imminent-way-of-life/ The United Methodist Council of Bishops, closing a five-day meeting on Friday, acknowledged the inevitable split in their denomination — a schism that will widen this weekend with the launch of a global movement led by theologically conservative Methodists. The breakaway denomination, called the Worldwide Methodist Church, will officially exist from Sunday. Its leaders have […]]]>

The United Methodist Council of Bishops, closing a five-day meeting on Friday, acknowledged the inevitable split in their denomination — a schism that will widen this weekend with the launch of a global movement led by theologically conservative Methodists.

The breakaway denomination, called the Worldwide Methodist Church, will officially exist from Sunday. Its leaders have been infuriated by the liberal churches’ continued disregard for UMC bans on same-sex marriage and the ordination of openly gay clergy.

Bishop Thomas Bickerton, who on Friday became the new president of the Council of Bishops, described the launch of the new movement as a “sad and sobering reality.” Bickerton said he regretted any departure from UMC and valued the denomination’s diversity of thought.

“There is no perfect church,” he said. “Constant fighting, vitriolic rhetoric, punitive behaviors have no place in how we preserve and promote our testimonies as Christian believers.”

He said he prayed for the infighting to end and for the UMC to rediscover its mission of making disciples for Christ. He urged the UMC, even though it is facing defections, to also consider May Day as its launch day.

“We are The United Methodist Church who is not interested in the continuation of sexism, racism, homophobia, irrelevance and decline,” he said. “What interests us is a discovery of what God has in mind for us on the horizon as the next expression of who we are as United Methodists.”

Bickerton, who leads the UMC’s New York Region, succeeded Louisiana-based Cynthia Fierro Harvey as president of the Council of Bishops.

Harvey acknowledged the inevitable breakup of the denomination when she preached on April 25 in her last address as president of the Council of Bishops: “I also realize that it may be time to bless and ‘send our sisters and brothers who cannot stay in the big tent’.

A leader of the dissident movement said Sunday’s launch would go off without fanfare.

“This is the date when we can begin to receive churches as they leave The United Methodist Church, and this is going to happen over a considerable period of time,” said the Rev. Keith Boyette, president of the Transitional Leadership Council. of the new denomination and a United Methodist minister in Virginia. “It will be more of a rolling celebration.”

Its transitional doctrine includes the belief that marriage is between a man and a woman, and that clergy must adhere to it – a central point of division in the UMC for decades.

Boyette said he expects some churches and pastors to announce on Sunday that they are joining the Methodist World Church. He will be among them.

“As of May 1, I will no longer be a member of The United Methodist Church,” said Boyette, who has already been approved — effective Sunday — as a clergyman in the new denomination.

It is easier for clergy to leave UMC than an entire church, which must go through a layered process. As a result, Boyette expects the ranks of the World Methodist Church to grow over time, noting that some of those wishing to join will wait until after the 2024 UMC General Conference — and possible adoption. a protocol that sets out the details of the termination.

Boyette criticized the actions of some members of the Council of Bishops, including the decision to further delay General Conference. He suggested that some bishops intentionally prevent churches from using certain processes to leave the denomination.

World Methodist Church organizers originally planned to launch the denomination only after the upcoming UMC General Conference. This legislative body is the only one that can approve a tentative agreement – ​​unveiled in 2020 after negotiations between conservatives, liberals and centrists – to allow churches and regional groups to leave the denomination and keep their assets.

But the General Conference, originally scheduled for 2020, has already been delayed for two consecutive years by the pandemic. In March, the UMC announced it was once again pushing back the next gathering — until 2024 — due to long delays in processing U.S. visa applications. Just over half of the denomination’s membership is overseas, including in Africa and the Philippines.

The United Methodist Church claims 6.3 million members in the United States and 6.5 million overseas.

Differences over same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBTQ clergy have simmered for years in the UMC and came to a head in 2019 at a conference in St. Louis where delegates voted 438-384 to toughen bans LGBTQ inclusive practices. Most US-based delegates opposed this plan and favored LGBTQ-friendly options; they were outvoted by American conservatives associated with most delegates from Methodist strongholds in Africa and the Philippines.

In the aftermath of this meeting, many moderate and liberal clergy made it clear that they would not abide by the bans, and various groups worked on proposals to let the UMC divide along theological lines.

Associated Press writer Giovanna Dell’Orto contributed to this report.

Associated Press religious coverage receives support through the AP’s collaboration with The Conversation US, with funding from Lilly Endowment Inc. The AP is solely responsible for this content.

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LIFESTYLE BRAND ERIN CONDREN LAUNCHES GRANT TO EDUCATORS TOTALING OVER $10,000 https://lottsphoto.com/lifestyle-brand-erin-condren-launches-grant-to-educators-totaling-over-10000/ Wed, 27 Apr 2022 15:00:00 +0000 https://lottsphoto.com/lifestyle-brand-erin-condren-launches-grant-to-educators-totaling-over-10000/ AUSTIN, TX, April 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Leading lifestyle brand Erin Condren today announced the launch of its first-ever Educator Grant competition to continue the brand’s philanthropic support for teachers, educators and students in need. The program will award three cash grants to educators totaling $5,000 in the first place, $3,000 in second place, and […]]]>

AUSTIN, TX, April 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Leading lifestyle brand Erin Condren today announced the launch of its first-ever Educator Grant competition to continue the brand’s philanthropic support for teachers, educators and students in need. The program will award three cash grants to educators totaling $5,000 in the first place, $3,000 in second place, and $2,000 third place respectively.

Candidates are invited to participate by visiting http://erincondren.com/educators-grant until May 11, 2022. All eligible entries received during the submission period will be judged by a panel of judges, and the 10 entries with the highest scores will move on to the public voting portion of the competition. The voting period will be open to the public from May 18, 2022 for May 24, 2022 and educators can encourage friends and family to vote once a day. The winners will be announced on May 27, 2022. The seven finalists who do not win a scholarship will each receive a $250 Erin Condren Gift Card.

“Educators have faced incredible challenges over the past few years, but they continue to remain committed to the future of our young people. The teaching community has always been especially close to the heart of our brand, and we are grateful for the opportunity to support them,” said Erin Condren CEO Tonia Misvaer. “Giving back to our communities continues to be a core value at Erin Condren and we hope these funds can help teachers meet the educational needs of their students and classrooms.

In Honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, Erin Condren is giving educators 10% off sitewide May 2, 2022 for May 6,2022. Additionally, the new Teacher Lesson Planner 2022-2023 and comprehensive collection of teachers’ favorite organizational tools will be launched on May 16, 2022. The brand is also offering 10% off teacher lesson planners from May 16, 2022 for May 31, 2022. All offers are valid with ID.me verification.

For more information on the Erin Condren Fellowship for Educators, including eligibility and full legal requirements, visit: http://erincondren.com/educators-grant

About Erin Condren
Founded in 2005, Erin Condren is a lifestyle brand known for creating fun and functional organization essentials for home, office and everything in between. The brand’s best-selling diaries, notebooks and accessories are available via ErinCondren.comErin Condren retail stores and select retailers nationwide including Amazon, Target, etc.

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Majid Al Futtaim Lifestyle and The LEGO Group Unveil New LEGO Store In Kuwait https://lottsphoto.com/majid-al-futtaim-lifestyle-and-the-lego-group-unveil-new-lego-store-in-kuwait/ Mon, 25 Apr 2022 07:27:42 +0000 https://lottsphoto.com/majid-al-futtaim-lifestyle-and-the-lego-group-unveil-new-lego-store-in-kuwait/ Local fans can experience the new “Retailtainment” concept with an immersive experience. Kuwait: LEGO Certified Stores, owned and operated by Majid Al Futtaim in conjunction with The LEGO Group, is expanding its retail concept across the Middle East, with the opening of its first concept store in The Avenues Shopping Mall in Kuwait. The new […]]]>
  • Local fans can experience the new “Retailtainment” concept with an immersive experience.

Kuwait: LEGO Certified Stores, owned and operated by Majid Al Futtaim in conjunction with The LEGO Group, is expanding its retail concept across the Middle East, with the opening of its first concept store in The Avenues Shopping Mall in Kuwait. The new store format offers customers a unique retail experience for the first time that is both fun and innovative in Kuwait.

“This new LEGO-certified store in The Avenues Shopping Center offers a glimpse of a unified and seamless retail space of physical and digital experiences,” said Fahed Ghanim, CEO of Majid Al Futtaim Lifestyle. “Our goal is to expand these concept stores across the region with innovation, digital transformation and personalization in collaboration with the LEGO Group to launch world-class brand encounters for our LEGO enthusiasts and create more great times for all.

Store visitors will be able to explore the National Monument of Kuwait with an exclusive LEGO® Brick-built replica of the Towers of Kuwait, using 21,591 LEGO bricks that took over 110 hours to painstakingly rebuild. The LEGO® The magnifying glass provides the ability to see a model in detail and there are hands-on play opportunities, with Brick Specialist store associates available to help customers find the perfect set.

“With this LEGO® Certified Store, we’re evolving our retail offering to build brand love and create memorable experiences people will talk about long after they’re gone. Kuwait is a key market for our operations and with this new launch, we hope to provide exciting new memories for the growing community of fans here,” said Jeroen Beijer, LEGO Group General Manager, Middle East and Africa. “Our goal is to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow across all of our LEGO Stores through creative play and interaction, with this new LEGO Store format having taken two years to design and perfect for an engaging experience. superior purchase.”

The store was unveiled at a groundbreaking ceremony on April 24. Customers can find the latest retail platform at the LEGO Certified Store in Phase 2 on the first floor of The Avenues Shopping Center or head to @legostoresm to learn more and play well.

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About The LEGO Group

The LEGO Group’s mission is to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through the power of play. The LEGO System in Play, with its LEGO brick foundation, lets children and fans build and rebuild anything they can imagine. The LEGO Group was founded in Billund, Denmark, in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, its name is derived from the two Danish words LEg GOdt, which means “to play well”.

Today, the LEGO Group remains a family business headquartered in Billund. However, its products are now sold in over 140 countries around the world. For more information: www.LEGO.com.

About Majid Al Futtaim

Founded in 1992, Majid Al Futtaim is the pioneer of shopping malls, communities, retail and leisure in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

A remarkable business success, Majid Al Futtaim started from the vision of one man to transform the face of shopping, entertainment and leisure in order to “create great moments for everyone, every day”. It has since grown into one of the most respected and successful companies in the UAE, spanning 17 international markets, employing over 43,000 people and achieving the highest credit rating (BBB) ​​among companies. private in the region.

Majid Al Futtaim owns and operates 29 shopping malls, 13 hotels and four mixed-use communities, with other developments underway in the area. The mall portfolio includes Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt, Mall of Oman, City Center malls, My City Center neighborhood malls and five community malls which are in joint venture with the Sharjah government. The Company is the exclusive franchisee of Carrefour in more than 30 markets in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, operating a portfolio of more than 400 points of sale, including City+, the first cashless store in the region, and a boutique in line.

Majid Al Futtaim operates over 600 VOX Cinemas screens as well as a portfolio of world-class leisure and entertainment experiences in the region, including Ski Dubai, Ski Egypt, Dreamscape, Magic Planet, Little Explorers and iFLY Dubai. The company is the parent company of a fashion, home and specialty retail business representing international brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister, AllSaints, lululemon athletica, Crate & Barrel, LEGO and That, a concept store and a Majid Al Futtaim fashion app. In addition, Majid Al Futtaim operates Enova, a facilities and energy management company, through a joint venture with Veolia, a global leader in optimized environmental resource management.

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Republic Student Tries To Live An Independent Lifestyle For School, Here Are His Results https://lottsphoto.com/republic-student-tries-to-live-an-independent-lifestyle-for-school-here-are-his-results/ Fri, 22 Apr 2022 22:59:37 +0000 https://lottsphoto.com/republic-student-tries-to-live-an-independent-lifestyle-for-school-here-are-his-results/ REPUBLIC, Mo. — Last month, Republic High School student Collin Chastain began work on a senior project where he would attempt to grow his own food and make his own clothes for a self-sufficiency study. Highest Paying Jobs in Springfield Chastain’s goal was to see how independent living works and how it would affect his […]]]>

REPUBLIC, Mo. — Last month, Republic High School student Collin Chastain began work on a senior project where he would attempt to grow his own food and make his own clothes for a self-sufficiency study.

Chastain’s goal was to see how independent living works and how it would affect his mental health.

“It’s more than a project about the human spirit and what we can do to be more empowered,” Chastain said. “And a way of actually living a self-sufficient lifestyle by growing food, sewing clothes, and then tracking my mental and emotional state throughout this journey.”

After a month of this lifestyle change, he found that autonomy was not very practical and there were a lot of learning challenges.

He says he learned to grow his own food, but in reality the harvest would take much longer than the month he planned for himself.

“What I found was a way to make up for the lack of food with a barter system,” Chastain said. “And so I was able to trade my services and my skills with my neighbour. I was helping them with small projects and sewing pillows and trading them for eggs, mung beans and alfalfa sprouts.

He learned to sew two shirts, pants and a small backpack.

“I really appreciate the way our world works, but it definitely has a lower quality than what you would do making your own stuff,” he said, referring to grocery stores and clothing stores.

Chastain says it was a coincidence that his project ended on Earth Day.

“I’m glad it ended on Earth Day, as I realize that self-sufficiency is one of the best ways for an individual to help the Earth by reducing its impact on greenhouse gas emissions. greenhouse in the environment,” Chastain said. “The more we rely on ourselves, the less we support the demand for fast fashion or industrial practices with our food supply.”

At first, Chastain soon realized that he needed materials such as cloth, seeds, and tools just to get started, but it cost money he didn’t have.

He and his mother took to Facebook to barter for supplies and money.

Several Republic community members helped fund Chastain’s project by raising over $500.

After a month-long vegetarian diet, Chastain said her first meal was a Bourbon Burger from Big Whiskey’s with barbecue and fries.

“It was delicious. I loved it. It made me sick,” Chatain said.

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