Lego builds on UK success

first_imgThursday 3 March 2011 7:45 pm whatsapp Lego builds on UK success Toy brick maker Lego yesterday announced booming sales figures as its new Harry Potter figures gave the comp-any a boost. The Danish group says 2010 profit before tax rose by 63 per cent to £563m, while sales were up 32 per cent to £1.8bn. It says it is now the fourth?largest toy manufacturer with a global market share of 5.9 per cent. In the UK sales grew by 48 per cent last year. Marko Ilincic, the UK managing director, said: “Lego UK has enjoyed phenomenal sales over the past year. While it was fantastic to see sustained growth within our classic product lines, we were equally delighted to see our new Lego Harry Potter products further consolidated our market position.” Share KCS-content Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapKatt Williams Explains Why He Believes There ‘Is No Cancel Culture’ inThe Wrap Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

BARC Ratings: Star Sports ratings improve despite weak showing by ODIs

first_img BARC Ratings: Star Sports ratings improve despite weak showing by ODIs Cricket Football PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know Star Sports continues to be the most-watched sports broadcast network in India with marginal gain for Star Sports 1 Hindi in gross impressions, even as there is a significant decline in the audience data for the most-watched sports programs in the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) sports genre television ratings for week 6 (February 8 to 14).CLICK HERE: LIVE Streaming of Asian Wrestling Championships 2020 Latest Sports News 2.DD Sports 7,75,32,000 Cricket Football 5NZ-India 3rd ODI Mid Show LIVEStar Sports 1 Hindi30,97,000 Cricket YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Cricket *All India (U+R): NCCS All : 2+ individuals/ratings period : Feb 8 to 14, 2020 Football Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore 4NZ-India 2nd ODI Mid Show LIVEStar Sports 1 Hindi32,13,000 WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: South Africa lose early wickets; SA 35/2 (11 ov)- Follow Live Updates RankChannelImpressions Previous articleWomen’s T20 World Cup LIVE: 16 broadcasters for telecast in 200 territoriesNext articleA first for Olympics: Mattel launches Tokyo 2020 toys range Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. AUDIENCE NUMBERS FALL FURTHER FOR ODIs 3.Star Sports First4,62,44,000 TAGSBARc RatingsBarc Ratings 2020Barc Ratings week 6 2020Sports Business NewsSports Business News IndiaStar Sports SHARE Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Bale fires shot over the bar as Wales miss chance for equalizer; Follow Live Updates *All India (U+R): NCCS All : 2+ individuals/ratingsPeriod – Feb 8 to 14, 2020 The week ahead is going to be a challenging one for Star Sports. There will only be the opening day’s play of the first New Zealand-India Test as the key ratings driver for the sports genre. It will also be interesting to see how the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, which starts on Saturday with the tie between hosts Australia and India, fares on television ratings charts.Also Read: Star Sports unlikely to extend PBL broadcast deal, but organisers optimisticWatch Asian Wrestling Championships 2020 LIVE Streaming, Highlights, News, Videos, Photos, Results and Rankings on Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Shaqiri adds another as Switzerland lead 3-1; Follow Live Updates By Kunal Dhyani – February 20, 2020 WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 4.Star Sports  33,49,47,000 WEEK 6: Most Watched Sports Shows Cricket 5.Sony Ten 1    3,12,04,000 1.Star Sports 1 Hindi33,15,36,000 Week 6: Top 5 Sports Channels STAR SPORTS 1 HINDI CONSOLIDATES AT TOP WTC Final Day 3 Stumps: India remove Conway and Latham; NZ 101/2 (49 ovs) trail by 116 runs RankShowChannelImpressions 2U-19 World Cup Final LIVEStar Sports 1 Hindi55,52,000, In spite of a weaker performance of LIVE cricket broadcast in BARC ratings, Star Sports Hindi as the number one channel has made almost 10% gain in gross impressions for the week. DD Sports, broadcasting shared feed from Star Sports 1, too has showed a symbolic improvement during the rating period.Also Read: Shafali face of Star Sports’ campaign for Women’s T20 World CupWatch Asian Wrestling Championships 2020 LIVE Streaming, Highlights, News, Videos, Photos, Results and Rankings on WrestlingTV.inThere is no change in the position of the top five most-watched channels’ respective positions from the previous week, but Star Sport First, Star Sports 3 and Sony Ten, respectively  No. 3 to 5, have all suffered major setbacks in terms of gross impressions. 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Even the mid-innings live analysis of the second and third ODIs made the grade as the Kiwis completed a whitewash of the Virat Kohli-led Men in Blue in the three-match series Latest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSport 1New Zealand-India 2nd ODI LIVEStar Sports 1 Hindi76,55,000 Facebook Twitter Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 3NZ-India 3rd ODI LIVEStar Sports 1 Hindi46,39,000 Cricket WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start last_img read more

Después de la campaña mediática de la boda real, el…

first_img Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Después de la campaña mediática de la boda real, el Obispo Primado insta a los episcopales a propagar el mensaje de amor de Jesús Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Evangelism, Featured Events “Eso es brillante”, dijo Logue. “Pueden haberlo entrevistado como una celebridad, pero él respondió como un predicador”.Logue, que también es parte del Consejo Ejecutivo de la Iglesia, se hacía eco de Gunn y Michie al afirmar que las congregaciones individuales y los episcopales aún deben realizar la ardua labor de establecer conexiones en sus propias comunidades. Pero es notable también ver el efecto del sermón de Curry en la vida diaria.“Lo que yo advertí inmediatamente en los días siguientes, andando con mi alzacuello por Georgia, es que la personas seguían mencionándome el sermón. ‘¿Por casualidad vio la boda real?’”, recuerda él. Estas personas con frecuencia eran extraños que ni siquiera sabían en primer término que Logue era de la misma denominación que el predicador que tanto las había impresionado.“Constituye un desafío, él ha asumido el papel de principal funcionario de evangelización de la Iglesia Episcopal”, dijo Logue. “Pero si esto va a ser un movimiento, necesitamos obispos que sean los principales evangelizadores de sus diócesis, sacerdotes que sean principales evangelizadores de sus congregaciones y feligreses que sean principales evangelizadores de sus familias y centros de trabajo”.– David Paulsen es redactor y reportero de Episcopal News Service. Pueden dirigirse a él en [email protected] Traducción de Vicente Echerri. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Press Release Service Rector Martinsville, VA Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Tags Por David PaulsenPosted Jun 6, 2018 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Bath, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit a Job Listing Royal Wedding 2018 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Smithfield, NC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Press Release “El obispo Curry es una explosión de júbilo tal que, desde luego, va a disfrutar esto, pero mi percepción es que él no lo disfruta por enaltecimiento de su ego… Él lo hace para promover un mensaje del amor de Dios”, dijo Gunn. “No tenemos celebridades de Hollywood sentadas en nuestras congregaciones, pero creo que el mensaje funciona”.Curry minimizó su propia celebridad reciente al hablar con ENS. “No soy un actor. No soy una celebridad. No soy una estrella de cine. No hay nada en mí que sea realmente interesante, no más que en cualquier otra persona”, expresó.Aun así, el Rdo. Frank Logue, canónigo del ordinario en la Diócesis de Georgia, supo que el sermón de Curry en la boda real sería bien recibido, y reservó tiempo ese día para editar videoclips del sermón para que la diócesis los publicara en las redes sociales.Desde entonces, Logue ha seguido las comparecencias de Curry en los medios e hizo notar cómo el Obispo Primado nunca se desenfoca. Incluso cuando TMZ le preguntó a Curry acerca de la entrevista anterior del sitio con Kanye West, la estrella del rap, Curry respondió de una manera que amplificó su criterio sobre el amor cristiano. Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Tampa, FL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls El 21 de mayo fue un día muy atareado para el obispo primado Michael Curry, quien compareció en los programas “Good Morning America” y “The View” de la cadena ABC y “Today” de NBC, para hablar acerca de la boda real.[Episcopal News Service] Mayo fue un mes extraordinario para un episcopal.Durante una semana antes de la boda real, gente de todo el mundo quería saberlo todo acerca del obispo primado Michael Curry, incluido el porqué el líder de la Iglesia Episcopal predicaría en presencia de la reina de Inglaterra. Luego, el 19 de mayo, casi 30 millones de televidentes sólo en Estados Unidos vieron el sermón de Curry sobre el poder del amor de Dios en la boda del príncipe Harry y Meghan Markle. Durante una semana después, Curry fue entrevistado o reseñado por casi todos los más importantes medios de prensa, desde la BBC al programa“The View” de la ABC hasta TMZ, el sitio de chismes sobre celebridades.El obispo primado Michael Curry predica durante la boda del príncipe Harry y Meghan Markle el 19 de mayo. Foto de Reuters/Owen HumphreysLos episcopales, que han conocido durante un buen tiempo el talento de Curry como predicador, respondieron con una mezcla de júbilo de que “uno de los nuestros” recibiera tanta atención, y esperanza de que el perfil ascendente de Curry sirva para realzar el perfil de la Iglesia, —y acaso hasta para ayudar a llenar los bancos.“Creo que uno no puede descontar esa especie de orgullo eufórico que los episcopales sintieron”, dijo Melodie Woerman, directora de Comunicaciones de la Diócesis de Kansas. Después de la boda real, las publicaciones cerca de Curry en las cuentas de las redes sociales de su diócesis generaron un nivel de intenso interés “como nunca antes lo había visto”, afirmó ella.Curry hizo su parte de aprovechar esta oportunidad para la evangelización, tornando deliberadamente las conversaciones en las entrevistas en el mensaje de Jesús del poder del amor para cambiar el mundo. Y días después de la boda real, con algo de coincidencia programada, participó con otros líderes cristianos ecuménicos en “Recobrando a Jesús” un oficio religioso, procesión y vigilia con velas en Washington, D.C. Aunque planeados mucho antes de que a Curry le pidieran que predicara en el castillo de Windsor, esos actos, que tuvieron lugar el 24 de mayo, atrajeron cobertura de prensa adicional debido a su súbito estrellato.Por supuesto, los ciclos noticiosos no duran para siempre. Si a Curry le concedieron los 15 minutos de fama de que habla Andy Warhol, tuvo éxito en extenderlos durante varios días. Pero él, la Iglesia y los episcopales ahora se enfrentan a la interrogante, ¿Qué es lo próximo?“Parte de la evangelización es ayudar a la Iglesia a ser más visible, sencillamente como un asunto práctico, y la otra parte de ello es que la Iglesia tiene un mensaje que es digno de escucharse”, dijo Curry a Episcopal News Service en una entrevista telefónica el 31 de mayo, resumiendo el torbellino de sus últimas semanas. “Y esto nada tiene que ver con Michael Curry. Jesús resolvió esto. Jesús tenía razón. Está vía del amor es el único camino de la vida. Eso es todo”.Curry fue ya una vez un fenómeno viral en la Internet. Su sermón en la Convención General de 2012 generó mucha atención dentro y fuera de la Iglesia y dio lugar a su libro Cristianos locos [Crazy Christians], aunque él no tienen planes inmediatos de escribir un nuevo libro ahora que se le conoce como el predicador de la boda real.Es más probable que escriba columnas de opinión sobre temas cristianos para medios noticiosos, “si ello ayuda a propagar el mensaje”, afirmó, aunque lo más seguro es que el próximo acto para el Obispo Primado sea más de lo mismo. Además de prepararse para la 79ª. Convención General este julio en Austin, Texas, Curry hará lo que siempre hace: dedicar la mayoría de las semanas a viajar a varias diócesis, reunirse con episcopales y predicar.Él está programado para estar presente en la Convención Anual de la Diócesis de Albany del 8 al 10 de junio en Albany, Nueva York, y seguirá ese viaje dedicando cuatro días en la Diócesis de Olympia, con varios actos públicos en Seattle, Washington, y en sus alrededores, a partir del 14 de junio. La discusión sobre la boda real será inevitable pero distará de ser el único tema.“El mundo acaba de descubrir al obispo primado Curry y su asombrosa capacidad de hacer que el Evangelio cobre vida. La Cámara de Obispos y muchos en la Iglesia Episcopal y fuera de ella han sabido esto durante mucho tiempo”, dijo el obispo de Olympia Greg Rickel en una declaración escrita acerca de la próxima visita del Obispo Primado. “Será un don inapreciable tenerle con nosotros durante esos cuatro días en junio. Espero que todo el mundo encuentre tiempo para cruzarse con él en sitios públicos y oír su mensaje y su visión para el Movimiento de Jesús”.Curry predicará el 14 de junio en la catedral de San Marcos [St. Mark’Cathedral] en Seattle y de nuevo el 17 de junio en la iglesia de San Lucas [St. Luke’s] en Vancouver, Washington. La asistencia, que siempre es nutrida durante las visitas pastorales de Curry, puede ser aún mayor con la presencia incluso de no episcopales interesados en oírle, aunque la diócesis no ha alterado su programa en absoluto para aprovecharse de esto, dijo Josh Hornbeck, director de Comunicaciones de la Diócesis.“Si bien reconocemos el interés que la boda real ha generado en el obispo primado Curry, también queremos cerciorarnos de que este no es nuestro foco principal”, dijo Hornbeck en un correo electrónico. “Para los cuatro actos públicos que estamos celebrando, queremos reafirmar que nuestra atención se centra en las cosas que más le interesan al Obispo Primado: ser la rama episcopal del Movimiento de Jesús y la reciente campaña de Recobrando a Jesús”.La mayor interrogante para diócesis, congregaciones y feligreses puede ser si la atención que Curry ha atraído a la Iglesia Episcopal y a la iniciativa de Recobrando a Jesús llegará a ellos de manera que sirva a largo plazo a la misión de la Iglesia y a la obra de sus miembros. Incluso si es así, algunos dirán que aún queda mucho trabajo por hacer.Dos días después de la boda real, Jim Naughton de Canticle Communications que trabaja regularmente con clientes episcopales les planteó esta pregunta al grupo privado de Facebook para comunicadores episcopales: ¿Cuáles creen las personas aquí que son nuestras oportunidades como resultado de la boda real?”Eso dio lugar a casi 100 comentarios y respuestas, que iban desde sugerencias para los próximos pasos de Curry hasta maneras en que las congregaciones individuales puedan seguir su ejemplo, tales como expresar su mensaje en el ámbito local con una voz genuina.Katie Sherrod, directora de Comunicaciones de la Diócesis de Fort Worth y miembro del grupo de Comunicadores Episcopales, dijo a Episcopal News Service que la boda real había generado miles de visitas en el sitio web de la diócesis, y que esta ha seguido promoviendo el sermón de Curry, así como la procesión de Recobrando a Jesús.Curry ya era una figura familiar en la Diócesis de Fort Worth, especialmente después de su visita pastoral de abril de 2017, pero Sherrod dijo que su mayor popularidad desde la boda real es una ventaja práctica para la labor evangelizadora de los episcopales de Texas. Al hablarle a sus vecinos o a personas extrañas acerca de la Iglesia Episcopal, ellos pueden decir, “¿Se acuerdan de ese tipo que predicó en la boda real? Eso somos nosotros”.Puede ser demasiado esperar que un sermón —incluso ese sermón— mueva de repente a las personas a buscar las congregaciones episcopales de su localidad y llenar los oficios dominicales a través del país, pero los episcopales tienen la capacidad de sacarle partido al mensaje de Curry de maneras semejantes, dijo Woerman de la Diócesis de Kansas, que también funge de presidente de Comunicadores Episcopales.“La cultura estadounidense parece encontrarse ahora en medio de una gran disensión, y justamente ahora cuenta con un sencillo e impactante mensaje de amor… Creo que es un mensaje que muchísima gente en nuestra sociedad anhela oír”, afirmó ella.Pero Curry no puede hacer todo el trabajo pesado. Ese fue el argumento del Rdo. Michael Michie, funcionario de la Iglesia Episcopal para la infraestructura de la fundación de iglesias, en una reciente entrada en su blog titulada “Una vez que nos hemos felicitado, ¿qué vamos a hacer?”“El sermón es un llamado a nosotros a ir a la gente, no que la gente venga a nosotros”, escribió Michie. “Que Dios le dio a nuestro buen obispo esta increíble plataforma no es una licencia para que permanezcamos en nuestros bancos, asomados melancólicamente a la puerta principal. ¿Qué pasa si tomáramos en serio las increíbles palabras que él compartió y facilitáramos el nacimiento de nuevos ministerios?El Rdo. Scott Gunn, director ejecutivo del Movimiento Adelante [Forward Movement] un ministerio episcopal de materiales para la evangelización, lo planteó de otra manera.“Las iglesias con frecuencia creen que van a promocionar su manera de ser en el desarrollo de la Iglesia o que el Obispo Primado nos hará el trabajo”, dijo Gunn a ENS. “Pero la realidad es que la gente oye hablar de Jesús porque una persona invita a otra”.Gunn admite que se sintió arrastrado por la fiebre de la boda real el 19 de mayo, levantándose temprano para ver los sombreros y el ceremonial mientras llevaba puesto su propio sombrero, una gorra de béisbol de los Rojos de Cincinnati. No me llevó mucho tiempo después del sermón de Curry darme cuenta de que la reacción sería enorme.Gunn, que escribe ocasionalmente columnas de opinión de tema religioso para, recibió una llamada esa tarde de Lynne Jordal Martin, la directora de opinión para el sitio web del canal de cable y miembro de la junta directiva del Movimiento Adelante. Ella le preguntó si podía escribir una columna con urgencia y le adelantó el titular: “Si le gustó el sermón en la boda real el sábado vaya a la iglesia el domingo.””Don’t let this moment pass you by. Don’t let love be reduced to a fleeting feeling. Let love sweep into your life and change you. Come to church. Meet people who, like Bishop Curry, are serious about love” #royalwedding— Scott Gunn ن (@scottagunn) May 19, 2018Él escribió la columna con entusiasmo. Desafortunadamente, sin embargo, no todas las iglesias están equipadas para sacarle partido a un momento de una boda real, dijo Gunn a ENS.“Tristemente, demasiadas de nuestras iglesias sencillamente no están dando la bienvenida”, afirmó. “Creemos que somos amables, pero lo somos con las personas que ya están en el club. No somos hospitalarios con los extraños que entran por nuestras puertas, y somos muy torpes a la hora de invitar a personas a cruzar nuestras puertas”.Dicho eso, él se siente esperanzado de que el sermón de Curry en la boda real y su subsecuente bombardeo mediático alentarán e incentivarán a las congregaciones a mejorar sus propios esfuerzos en [el terreno de] la evangelización. Gunn opinó que, incluso al participar en un programa ligero de la televisión, tal como “Today” de NBC, cuando Al Roker, un episcopal, le pidió a Curry que lo ayudara a dar el pronóstico del tiempo, el Obispo Primado estuvo a tono. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZlast_img read more

Church’s Chicken opens new location in Apopka

first_img This is the worse experice I’ve had with chruch’s chicken, the chicken was very very hard unlike the one OBT.I Will not visit the store again Grand Opening Celebration to Include Free Fried Chicken Coupons, Swag and Lots of Family Fun Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate 7 COMMENTS Now closed. Chicken no good. Josie May August 21, 2019 at 1:14 pm Reply Reply Came all the way way from lake county and worse chicken I ever had all features and no salt don’t have to worry about my business anymore Reply Okay, after reading about Church’s Chicken opening today, just awhile ago, I sent my husband to get us two chicken dinners. He brought back two three piece mixed dinners, that came with a drink, and I got fries, and he got mashed potatoes. I got one of their honey biscuits, but they forgot to put one in my husband’s dinner, as he always to forgets to look in the bags before he leaves. The chicken was tasty and just right. He brought home a little white foam rubber chicken with the Church logo on it, a pen case with the logo, some candy, and a new ink pen with the logo, and a coupon if you buy so many dinners the next is free. I looked at the receipt, and here is what I thought was weird. Instead of just adding the state sales tax, which I believe is 6.5%, because my husband just bought a spark plug at Auto Zone, and that was what was on that ticket, as it stated total tax 6.5%, our receipt from Church’s had it like this: our bill total was 7.49 and 7.49 totaling 14.98 before added tax, then it added the tax like this-county .08 cent, city tax .68 cent, and state tax .60 cent…..okay, I have NEVER seen this on any of my receipts, just state sales tax. By my calculations I took the amount pretax and added 6.5 percent sales tax and I came up with $15.95, but our receipt total after taxes was $16.34 which is .39 cent too much, as I figured it. So come on, that is over 9% sales tax people!!!! I am using my calculator. What is going on???? $14.98 plus 9% is $16.32 and our total was $16.34 ????????? Mama Mia August 23, 2019 at 1:41 pm congrats on the opening, i was there ne of the first 20 or so, would have been first in line and gt the year of free chicken, however one site said 10am another said 10:30, and the one even said 1pm. I waited patiently I understand they are new and learning and I joked around and kept it light, when i was call up my order was still nt quit ready, still cool again learning curve. I gt home open my delicious chicken tenders….. except one thing tey were original and I had ordered spicy…..that made me sad. the wait would have been ok but at least make it the correct order… still want my spicy chicken and a a better chance at the year of free chicken… all in all it was still very god all employees were very nice, and now many of them know me…..HI IM ROBERT!…lol Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! August 23, 2019 at 3:56 pm Reply Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply September 14, 2019 at 8:33 pm You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here September 14, 2019 at 8:52 pm The Anatomy of Fear robert reddell Love Church’s, Popeyes and Bohangles!! August 16, 2020 at 6:13 pm Sissy Reply Church’s Chicken is celebrating the grand opening of its newest restaurant in Apopka, and food, fun, and swag are all on the menu. With festivities planned for Friday, August 23rd, the new Apopka Church’s Chicken is bringing the delicious taste of its original and spicy hand-battered fried chicken, Honey-Butter Biscuits, and signature sides.Goalz Restaurant Group, FLA is behind the building of this brand-new Church’s location which is the first of two new locations in Florida.“The entire team could not be more excited to bring job opportunities and successful business growth and development to the city of Apopka,” said Shawn Eby, CEO of Goalz. “We are very proud to bring one of the country’s most legendary fried chicken brands to Central Florida and to the people of Apopka who recognize and appreciate the quality and culinary skill that goes into each and every Church’s meal.”Guests will find the new restaurant bears the brand’s STAR Image Design, which includes Church’s latest interior seating options, new exterior design and color palettes, and contemporary lighting inside and out.The official grand opening of the Apopka restaurant is set to take place on Friday, August 23rd at 10:30 a.m. at 845 S. Orange Blossom Trail. A commemorative ribbon-cutting ceremony, officiated by the Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce, will kick-off the festivities. Church’s discount coupons and promotional items will accompany purchases made by the first 250 guests. Free Fried Chicken coupons will also be randomly given out to guests with purchase throughout the opening week. The public is invited to stop by for food and fun – a great time for the whole family.Church’s is world-renowned for their freshly prepared original and spicy chicken and fresh-baked Honey-Butter Biscuits™ made from scratch daily. “We’re glad to see Goalz opening its first Florida location, with a second one coming soon to Melbourne, Florida,” said Pete Servold, Executive Vice President of US Operations at Church’s Chicken. “At Church’s, we believe that groups like these understand more than anyone what their local communities look for in their restaurants.” Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 March 30, 2021 at 1:08 pm fannie johnson TAGSApopka Area Chamber of CommerceChurch’s ChickenRestaurant Previous articleStudents who plan to seek more education than needed for their career earn more moneyNext articleOrange County unemployment rate remains at 3.1% in July Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR fannie johnson Jim whitman The worse chicken I’ve ever tasted. It was very dry, unlike the one the one on Orange Bloom Trail. Will never dine in there again Please enter your name here Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Tomasi Cama smashed by Ignacio Martin at the London Sevens

first_imgWednesday Jun 8, 2011 Tomasi Cama smashed by Ignacio Martin at the London Sevens The IRB World Sevens Series has come and gone, with New Zealand clinching the title of overall winners once again. One man who has been an integral part of that is Tomasi Cama. In this clip however, he gets smashed out his boots by a Spaniard. The beauty of Sevens – often lost on some rugby fans – is not only it’s free flowing nature, but these days it’s all about growing the sport around the world. As many sides quite simply don’t have the resources or physical stature to sustain a competitive fifteen man senior squad, the shortened version of the game is ideal for growth and development. A country like Kenya is a perfect example of this. Ranked 35th on the official IRB Rankings, in the game of Sevens they’re genuine competitors, and have not only upset some of the big guns, but have even won cup tournaments before. It’s a brilliant stepping stone, and as long as there are young kids tossing a rugby ball about from Mombasa to Nairobi, Sevens has done it’s job. Spain are a country that actually have a richer history with rugby, having taken part in the 1999 World Cup. They’re ranked fairly decently overall, at 23rd, just behind Uruguay and Namibia. As you can see in this short clip, they too are taking part in certain IRB World Sevens Series legs. In their match against New Zealand at the London tournament recently, Ignacio Martin blindsided Tomasi Cama with this sensational hit, that was worth sharing on the site. Cama is actually up for the Sevens Player of the Year award, alongside team mate Tim Mikkelson, and South Africa’s Cecil Afrika. The winner will be announced on October 24th. . If you have something to contribute, or just want to share something you found online, please be sure to get in touch. Time: 0:40 ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueey30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Torcuato House / BAK arquitectos

first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Inés Tanoira+ 33 Share 2013 photographs:  Inés TanoiraPhotographs:  Inés TanoiraDesign And Project Management:Maria Victoria Besonias, Guillermo de Almeida, Luciano Kruk.Collaborator:Enzo VitaliCity:Malvinas Argentinas PartidoCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Inés TanoiraText description provided by the architects. The PlaceIt is a lot in a Country Club founded in 1950, to which the years have added the incalculable value of a splendid forestation. A combination of different species of trees and bushes provide scenic value to the place throughout the year.Save this picture!© Inés TanoiraThe lot to intervene has neighbors only on the sides, since his backyard is geared towards a wooded common area with perennials. Towards the front, two ash trees provide shade in summer.Save this picture!© Inés TanoiraThe CommissionThe principals, a couple with a teenager son, arrive to our studio with the interest aroused by the concrete houses and ask for a permanent use house with the special requirement that it must provide the opportunity to live and enjoy both the indoors and the exterior.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe ProgramIt was simply specified they needed three bedrooms (one ensuite with built-in wardrobe), a generous living room with fireplace, dining area integrated into the kitchen, veranda with barbeque, with a budget limited to 280 m2.Save this picture!© Inés TanoiraThe ProposalWe always face each new assignment as an opportunity to research in the field of theoretical and practical architecture. This time it seemed appropriate to continue deepening on the inclusion of water courtyards in the projects, as we had in the Besonias Almeida House. Was very interesting the result achieved In that opportunity, because the courtyards were added to the adjoining rooms providing them a feeling of spaciousness, a changing atmosphere by the effects of light coming through them, and also the water gives them freshness, reflections and the vision of a moving surface.Save this picture!Section 1We proposed a house solved in two volumes with two floors connected by the circulation, surrounding a water courtyard. This way, we could continue experimenting with the topic set out and also solve the problem posed by the orientation SO of the lot front, since the activities that are hosted in the first volume can receive sun light through the NE facade. Separated by the courtyard, the second volume is empty downstairs and upstairs becomes hollow to allow the visual toward the back in the rooms housed on the prism that faces the street.The Functional OrganizationThe distribution of the program requirements in two volumes also allowed us to separate and give privacy to the rooms of the house that required it. So, on the ground floor of the first volume are located the living and receiving areas with views protected at the front by concrete partitions and fully open to the water courtyard and toward the back, since the second volume is empty coinciding with the court yard to build a partially covered with grill sector which is an expansion of the dining room with integrated kitchen.Save this picture!© Inés TanoiraUpstairs, this separation allows giving privacy to the main bedroom and its service areas (bathroom and dressing room) with large openings toward the back of the lot facing NE, and more controlled towards the water courtyard. A bridge, parallel to the staircase, connects this area with the laundry room, the bathroom and the guest room and, crossing the living room double height, the path ends into the bedroom of the teenager son who remains thus isolated from the rest of the house, overlooking the water courtyard and the backyard through the main bedroom terrace.Save this picture!© Inés TanoiraThe Light Treatment and the ViewsThis is a subject that particularly interests us so that, in all our projects, there is special concern directed at both to control the incidence of sunlight on glass surfaces (eaves or vertical partitions, depending on the case), as to take advantage of natural light as project material that brings richness to the living spaces.Save this picture!© Inés TanoiraIf we understand the openings not as standardized items but as carved into the wall that allow ventilation and light in the rooms but also leave undefined the exterior-interior relationship, frame the landscape, filter light, reflect it in a wall, etc., they shall be the result of the special way in which each room wants to relate to the outside.Project gallerySee allShow lessCraigieburn Library / Francis-Jones Morehen ThorpSelected ProjectsHopetoun Residence / B.E ArchitectureSelected Projects Share Torcuato House / BAK arquitectosSave this projectSaveTorcuato House / BAK arquitectos Houses Projects Architects: BAK arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Malvinas Argentinas Partido, Argentina ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  273 m² Area:  273 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Torcuato House / BAK arquitectos “COPY” Year:  Argentina Photographs Year:  2013 “COPY” CopyAbout this officeBAK arquitectosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMalvinas Argentinas PartidoHousesArgentinaPublished on August 25, 2014Cite: “Torcuato House / BAK arquitectos” 25 Aug 2014. 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Local House / Studio Bright

first_img + 26Curated by Diego Hernández Share 2014 4AD Construction Builder: CopyProject Team:Melissa Bright, Bruce Rowe, Rob McIntyre, Gillian Hatch, Emily Watson, Todd DeHoogEngineer:Hive EngineeringCity:Saint KildaCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Peter BennettsRecommended ProductsDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumText description provided by the architects. Inspiration for this project comes from thinking about how this family live and enjoy life. Spaces are playful; conceived more like a favourite local café than a private house, reflecting this family’s desire to create a home that allows them to connect with friends, family and their local community.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsThe existing Californian Bungalow has been kept intact with the addition of a new contemporary ‘gable like’ 2 storey element to the rear. The new volume is shifted off the side boundary to open up the living spaces to the sun and to connect the kitchen/dining space to the rear garden.Save this picture!Exploded DiagramOff-form concrete has been used to form a heavy base with large expressed vertical elements connecting the base to the site. Concrete has also been used internally to create integrated seats, benches and durable surfaces for family life. Floating over the base, a decorative timber screen fills the end of the upper extruded gable roof form, giving warm contrast to the concrete and containing the main bedroom within. The angled panels of the screen mediate the sun and control overlooking to the neighbours, while still providing distant views over the rooftops beyond.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsAvoiding the ‘white box on back’ renovation, this project attempts to create intimate though connected, family spaces. The kitchen/dining space opens fully to the backyard and feels more like being in a garden pavilion than the interior of a house. The black ceiling and kitchen joinery recede into the background with off-form concrete surfaces and red brick of the existing house giving a sense of external durability. The use of whiteboard paint turns a painted wall into a family noticeboard. Notes and lists in bright neon markers on the black wall enhance the feeling of a local café. Design elements encourage social interaction and engagement; the indoor outdoor fire place, pizza oven and landscape seat edges. Steps and small seats have been incorporated into the design wherever possible to provide informal spots to sit and reflect.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsThe rear of the house has been designed as another ‘front’ with a new flexible studio garage an important part of the project. Viewed from the house and providing an opportunity to connect with the laneway community at the rear it needed to be elevated beyond the typical shed/ garage response. Views from the lane through the studio and garage are kept open with visibility all the way through to the house. To further reinforce the connection a laneway concrete seat becomes garage joinery and landscape edge. Bluestone pavers also extend the bluestone cobbles into the site. The studio frontage becomes more like shopfront than a garage.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThis project has been designed to be robust and durable; to take the knocks of family life. Whilst it’s not precious or delicate, it didn’t mean that ideas of beauty and delight weren’t important to the design thinking. Moments of surprise and delight are incorporated wherever possible; concrete joinery as seat and bench rolled into one, the floating stair as spatial divider and bookshelf, ‘pops’ of yellow in the kitchen joinery and ensuite tiles, the studio desk opening to the laneway, dappled light from the timber screen, a small laneway porch with a neighbourhood seat, recycled fence palings as concrete formwork. These are some of our favourite moments.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsSocial sustainability has also been an important consideration; we look for ways our projects can make positive contributions to communities and those that live in them. The rear of the house and studio actively engage with the lane as a valued street address. Rather than turn its back on the rear laneway it faces, the studio space has a fully operable window, desk, neighbourhood seat and a small porch that all activate and connect with the communal public space. We hope this positive ethos contributes to a socially sustainable community, knowing that ultimately this will help this house and suburb be a happy place to live.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsOriginally published on 16 April, 2015Project gallerySee allShow lessChina Resources Archives Library / Studio Link-ArcSelected ProjectsEl Carajo House / Obranegra ArquitectosSelected Projects Share Local House / Studio Bright ArchDaily Local House / Studio BrightSave this projectSaveLocal House / Studio BrightSave this picture!© Peter BennettsHouses, Extension•Saint Kilda, Australia Projects CopyAbout this officeStudio BrightOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionSaint KildaWoodIcebergHousesRefurbishmentAustraliaPublished on May 26, 2019Cite: “Local House / Studio Bright” 26 May 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Housescenter_img Year:  Australia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Studio Bright Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Photographs “COPY” Photographs:  Peter Bennetts last_img read more

Owen Sharp announced as new CEO of Movember Foundation

first_img  195 total views,  1 views today  196 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Melanie May | 17 May 2016 | News Tagged with: Movember Recruitment / people About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via Owen Sharp announced as new CEO of Movember Foundation AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Advertisement Owen Sharp has been appointed new CEO of the Movember Foundation. He will lead an international team of 100, reporting to the Board.Owen has been with the organisation for seven months as COO, in addition to heading up the men’s cancer portfolio, and having previously been the CEO of Prostate Cancer UK. He will succeed co-founder Adam Garone, who after 13 years as CEO is moving into a key ambassadorial role for the Foundation.Sharp will take over as CEO on 1st June, based in the London office but working closely with the Foundation’s head office in Melbourne and two other offices, in Toronto and LA.Chairman of the Board, John Hughes said:“Owen has a proven track record of strong leadership and brings with him a wealth of fundraising experience and a deep understanding of the charity sector as a whole, which will serve the organization well as we further evolve. Owen’s familiarity with the Foundation’s work and his established relationships with our employees and stakeholders means that he is ideally placed to build on all Movember has achieved across the globe.”last_img read more

St James Place Charitable Foundation reaches £100m milestone in money raised

first_img Tagged with: trusts and foundations St James Place Charitable Foundation reaches £100m milestone in money raised Melanie May | 21 August 2020 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 The St James’s Place Charitable Foundation has now raised £100 million for charities through fundraising and corporate matching since it was established in 1992.The St James’s Place Charitable Foundation focuses on supporting smaller grassroots charities through a range of grant programmes, and has four core funding themes: helping children and young people who have a physical or learning disability or are disadvantaged, hospices, cancer support charities, and mental health.The community of St. James’s Place, including employees and advisers, undertake a range of fundraising activities throughout the year, and 87% give a regular monthly gift to the Foundation. Every pound raised is matched by St. James’s Place. Many also give their time and skills to charities in their local areas, providing over 14,000 hours in 2019.Over the past 28 years, the Foundation has granted over £96 million to charities, with £13.9 million granted in 2019 – the largest annual amount to date. It provides funding and support to over 900 charities every year, with 88% of funding going to charities in the UK and 12% overseas. Over 1.8 million people have been directly supported and a further 5.3 million indirectly.The Charitable Foundation has so far given £2 million of support to charities through the pandemic. This includes £450,000 awarded to the National Emergencies Trust, £250,000 to NHS Charities Together and a £50,000 donation to the Trussell Trust.St. James’s Place also gave a further £100,000 to the Trussell Trust to support additional infrastructure changes to cover the significant increase in demand caused by the pandemic. The support to the sector so far during this period has helped charities to adapt their delivery methods, develop new initiatives and provide emergency funding.Catherine Ind, Head of the St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation said:“The events of this year and the pandemic have really shone a light on the charitable sector, the importance of the work it does and the ongoing challenges it faces for funding. Charities are not only suffering from the impact of lost income due to fundraising activities being restricted, but also an increasing demand for their services to support the additional challenges caused by the pandemic.“The support of the St. James’s Place community is invaluable in enabling us to make grants to some amazing charities in the UK and overseas, who now more than ever need our support.”Andrew Croft, CEO at St. James’s Place, added: Advertisement “The Charitable Foundation has always been a very special part of St. James’s Place and its continued growth shows just how much it means to our community, epitomising the founding principle on which it was formed – to give back and make a positive and lasting difference to people’s lives.“It’s a special moment to reach the £100 million milestone and I am very proud of the continued enthusiasm and commitment by the St. James’s Place community to give their time, money and support to the Foundation and the many fantastic causes it helps on a daily basis.”  480 total views,  6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via  479 total views,  5 views todaylast_img read more

Film Review: ‘Accidental Activists’ fight for same-sex marriage, adoption rights

first_imgNurses April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse at home in Michigan with three of their five dopted children.During their long struggle for justice — which culminated in the 2015 Supreme Court decision giving same-sex couples the right to marry — Michigan nurses Jayne Rowse and April DeBoer described themselves as “accidental activists.” That phrase became the title of a film released earlier this year chronicling their four-year legal battle.“Accidental Activists,” which premiered at the Detroit Free Press Film Festival in April and screened again in Detroit on Aug. 30, opens with a re-enactment of a near collision involving a semitrailer truck and Rowse and DeBoer’s vehicle. The narrowly averted accident forced the couple to consider the consequences of one of them dying.While they were co-raising three adopted children, under Michigan law only married couples could adopt children jointly. Rowse and DeBoer could not marry in Michigan, which had one of the most restrictive same-sex marriage bans in the U.S. If the adoptive parent were to die, the children she had adopted would be “legal strangers” to the other parent, who would have no custodial rights.Determined not to let this scenario occur, in 2011, DeBoer and Rowse took a bold step — suing for joint adoption rights.Filmmaker Mandi Wright, who covered the case for the Free Press from start to finish, takes us into the Rowse/DeBoer family home. We become part of an emotional roller coaster ride, with each legal advance bringing tears of joy and each setback or delay bringing tears of pain.Less than a year into the battle, the two and their legal team were unexpectedly faced with a monumental decision. Federal Judge Bernard Friedman ruled that because the denial of joint adoption was based on the fact that the parents were unmarried, the case was really about Michigan’s law denying DeBoer and Rowse the right to marry.To protect their family, the “accidental activists” could see no other option than to sue for the right to marry.Bill Schuette, Michigan’s Tea Party attorney general, spent millions of tax dollars defending the bigoted ban. The state argued that somehow protecting “traditional marriage” was necessary because the purpose of marriage was “procreation.” Passed by the voters in 2004, the constitutional amendment not only banned same-sex marriage but also its “approximation” and was used to deny union-negotiated health insurance to state workers’ same-sex domestic partners.After hearing both sides, Judge Friedman decided to hold a trial — another delay. During the two-week trial, supporters packed the courtroom every day to overflowing. Finally, the judge ruled to strike down the Michigan marriage ban. Immediately, over 300 couples married, but when Attorney General Schuette appealed, the federal appeals court stayed Friedman’s ruling. The appeals court ultimately reversed Friedman’s decision, ruling 2-1 to uphold bans on same-sex marriage in Michigan and three other states.This was a painful setback, but the plaintiffs in all four states took their fight to the Supreme Court. The rest is history: On June 26, 2015, same-sex marriage became legal in all 50 states in the U.S.The film goes on to show the wedding and the joint adoption of the children — now five — by “Mommy and Mama.” At the end we are shown another reason why couples need the right to marry. Rowse is hospitalized after suffering a heart attack, likely induced by the stress of the past four years. Without a marriage license, DeBoer and the children could have been denied visitation rights.“Accidental Activists,” which has yet to be screened in most major venues, reminds us of the serious harm done to countless real families by so-called defenders of “traditional marriage.” Now these bigots — like Trump’s running mate Indiana Gov. Mike Pence — think they can get away with blatant discrimination through anti-LGBTQ laws justified on the basis of hateful “sincerely held religious beliefs.”This is the same hatred that took the lives of 49 people, mostly Latinx, at an LGBTQ club in Orlando.The fight goes on!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more