Brexit: Fourth Time Lucky?

The Brexit deal nobody likes is back, and characteristically, there’s something in it for everyone to hate. A ten-point plan presented to MPs by Prime Minister Theresa May contained many of the same promises and compromises she had previously offered. Vague language about “alternative arrangements” and “keeping Northern Ireland aligned” aren’t any more likely to win over Conservative Brexiteers, or her Democratic Unionist partners, than they were before. At least one item, per The Guardian, seemed placed for no other reason than to round the list up to ten.

Shifting Taste Preferences: Natural Flavor Over Sugar?

Sugar has been a key ingredient in the food and beverage industry for a long time now. The product is not just a key source of energy but also used to enhance flavors. However, our generation has taken to consuming higher amounts of sugar in the past years. The increased spending on fancy, gourmet, and aesthetically appealing food products is leading to excessive sugar consumption.

While being an important source of glucose, we must note that too much sugar leads to a host of health concerns. Obesity and diabetes are a direct effect of high sugar consumption habits.

Best Wedding Venue in Oregon – Affordable Dream Wedding

Affordable Dream Wedding is very proud to win the gold medal for the best wedding venue, for three years in a row, if helps when you have a historic pioneer church built 1892 or a 127 years ago.  We believe this is the oldest continuously run wedding and church in Oregon. For 127 years strait years the chapel has had some type of services at the same location. On many clear evenings it almost appears the belfry is touched by God.

  • Voted the Best Wedding Venue (Gold) for 2019 by Salem’s Oregon Statesman Journal  
  • Voted the Best Wedding Venue (Gold) 3 years in a row by the Statesman Journal

Is Polling Broken? Australian Miss Continues Losing Streak

At around 9:30 p.m. Saturday night on Australia’s east coast, Antony Green, chief elections analyst at the ABC, made his announcement to a half-stunned, half-delirious nation. “At this stage, we think the Morrison Government has been reelected.” Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s conservative Coalition, widely expected to lose to Bill Shorten’s Labor Party after six turbulent years (and three Prime Ministers), instead won a majority government in the House of Representatives. For Labor, it was a crushing and baffling defeat in an election many thought un-losable. For the polling industry, however, the Coalition’s triumph was catastrophic, the latest high-profile miss over an abysmal and embarrassing three-year span.

Remembering Memorial Day

On this Memorial Day, we pray for those who courageously laid down their lives for the cause of freedom. May the examples of their sacrifice inspire us to selfless love. Bless the families of our fallen troops, and fill their homes and their lives with Your strength and peace.

Recently, I received a Memorial Day newsletter called “Army Echoes.” It is a publication for Army Retirees. In it was an article entitled “The Problem with Being Humble.” This prompted a discussion with my Retired Ranger Buddy Lieutenant Colonel Chad Walker on Humility.  Chad sponsors a Gofundme page under RANGER Walker walk for Veterans.

Save the Date: You Are Cordially Invited to the Heartbreak!

New York – Fiction book series, Heartbreak Diaries is challenging readers to dissect the types of hearts individuals tend to like or fall in love with. The third “diary entry” is a romantic and adventurous novella entitled “Devastation or Destiny???” (The Settled Heart). Author, The Blakk Dahlia will release new installment on July 4, 2019. Along with annual fireworks, Devastation or Destiny??? sparks its own flame of love with a big question, “Am I making the right choice?”

Russia Scandal Brings Down Government in Austria

“Enough is enough!” Those were all the words necessary Saturday for Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz to explain why he was taking the country to early elections. His center-right Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) would be pulling out of a governing coalition with the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ). “I am not in politics to hold this office,” the Chancellor said in his announcement, “but to work for our beautiful country.” The President, Alexander Van der Bellen, has not yet set a date for the election, but condemned the “bold disrespect to the citizens of our country” which precipitated it.

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins Has Come Back from the Dead

The great blues singer, crazy man, original shock-rock performer and the songwriter who penned the classic, “I Put A Spell on You” died in 2000. But, that was then, this is now, and jazz blues man Mike Armando, who was Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’s guitarist in the 1970s, has recreated the legendary shows with a new group, appropriately called, The Resurrection of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins Tribute Band. This show is an authentic re-creation and people attending will think they’re seeing Screamin’ Jay resurrected. Steve Frumkin of JWP Agency was so excited about the whole concept he took on the project and is now the projects booking agent for up & coming shows.

Biden Leads Trump by 29 points in Favorability/Unfavorability Polls

Presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden (D) is on top of the world right now. The polling world.

The question is can he hold his top position for 16 months?  The hard negative campaigning against him hasn’t really started yet. According to Gallup (May 15th), 53 percent of the public has a favorable opinion of Biden, compared to only 35 percent with a negative opinion. That’s an 18 point favorability spread.  President Donald Trump currently has a 42.1 favorable rating and 53.4 unfavorable rating giving him an 11.3 point negative rating.

Salem’s Affordable Self Mini & RV Storage – What Makes Storage Oregon Different?

Every once in awhile in the business world, you come across a business that takes an innovative new approach to its industry. Nowhere is that more true than at Storage Oregon. Founded 8 years ago in Salem, Oregon – a growing city that struggles to keep up with the demand for more storage facilities, Storage Oregon has taken a very different approach to its marketing and business strategies.

In a market that is increasingly likely to gouge its customers (as often happens when demand exceeds supply), Storage Oregon has held fast with low cost options for RV, Semi, vehicle, and boat storage.

The Bitcoin Rally Up 132% Year-to-date. Why?

With the launch of several new products, Bitcoin future contacts hit a new high in future volumes.  This is the same Bitcoin that in November of 2018 had us asking Where is the Bitcoin Bottom?

Even though on a technical basis it appeared ready for a bounce, the news for Bitcoin has just been getting better as more and more large American companies become involved.

Here are some reasons why Bitcoin is having a great 2019:

Portland’s Best Mobile Advertising – Low Cost Large Video Wall Display Rentals with LED Trailers

Advertising. Even to those of us with decades of experience, and intimate knowledge of its complex and inner workings, it can still be both overwhelming and at times surprising. It never ceases to amaze how advertising has evolved through time. From carved wooden signs, to painted ones, radio ads to television, billboards to internet ads. Even the clothes we wear advertise companies, political opinions, and even our intentions.

Produce Over 9.5% YTM with AK Steel, Bonds Maturing October 2025

This week, Durig Capital looks at one of the leading producers of steel products in the United States. AK Steel has been working diligently over the past few years to increase its competitiveness in the marketplace. Its design of its own ultra high-strength steel (UHSS) has produced excitement amongst the company’s automotive customer base. In addition, AK Steel’s acquisition of Precision Partners a few years ago has been very lucrative as that acquisition has now resulted in approximately $50 million in additional future revenues. The company recently released its first quarter results for 2019. Amongst some of the highlights:

Apartheid – Secular and Religious

When the officials in Iran were interviewed recently they were asked: Why do you want to destroy Israel?  Iran continuously publically states there intention to destroy Israel and wipe Israel off the face of the map.  This is also the wish of Hamas and Jihad in the Gaza Strip.  This official in Iran answered to this question, “Israel is an apartheid state. We were also against the apartheid state in South Africa.

Apartheid began in South Africa in 1948 when the National Party was elected in office. The National Party government classified all South African people into three races and developed rights and limitations for each.

Who Will Be in the Next Democratic Cabinet?

Gov. Steve Bullock (D-MT) announced his run for the presidency on Tuesday. He did so without the endorsement of Montana’s Democratic Senator, Jon Tester, and while struggling to name an accomplishment he was most proud of in his six years as governor. Democrats had hoped he would run against Montana’s other Senator, Steve Daines (R-MT), and are reportedly still pleading with him to change his mind.

Gov. Bullock is now the 22nd candidate to announce a run for the Democratic pennant, with more possibly on the way. Not all of them can be the nominee, and with several potential candidates currently polling at 0%, it’s questionable how many of them really want to be.

Reaching the Playoffs

The east and west conferences of the NBA have reached the playoffs.  The NBA finals will begin May 30.  In the meantime from the West conference will be decided who will reach the finals between Golden State and Portland. From the East conference the conference finals are between Milwaukee and Toronto.

There is glory, fame and money at stake.  Each team in both conferences has invested in their success. There is one winner in each conference and one winner in the NBA Finals.  Then will be chosen the MVP of the year.

The State of Israel – Acceptance or Denial

The State of Israel is in the middle of forming a new government after its recent elections. Israel is in the center of the world and cannot be ignored.

Judaism is the first of the three religions which are Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. After the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai, the Jewish people were given their Torah by Moses.  Between the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai and when the children of Israel entered into the land of Israel took forty years. In the beginning of these forty years there was an event in Jewish history recorded in the Bible which was the building of the Golden Calf. Another event in Jewish history recorded in the Bible Numbers 13: Moses sent spies from each of the twelve tribes of Israel distinguished men to report to the Jewish people in the wilderness about their capability of conquering and living in the land of Israel.

Cults in Religion and Politics

A cult is usually looked at in a negative light. In the language of Wikipedia pejorative. But this is not always true.  There are good healthy cults and destructive cults.

Christianity began as a cult. Its leader was considered to be the messiah by his followers.  When it began there were only a few people following Jesus.  In the Mishna which are the oral teachings on Jewish law  is mentioned about which people should be chosen to lead the congregation in prayer.  Not everyone is qualified to lead prayers in a synagogue because of lack of knowledge and other reasons. 

Why Social Media Marketing is the # 1 Way to Build Your Business Online.

Your social media content strategy should flow naturally from your social media objectives. Ask yourself how you’ll use content tactically to attain broader social media objectives. For example, if a social media objective is to extend brand recognition with millennials by 30%, your content strategy might specify a posting rate for Snapchat and embody plans for influencer takeovers Instagram live giving you more opportunities to connect with your target market. In addition to supporting your social media strategy, your content should also support and align with your organization’s general content approach, provided one exists. There are four key parts of a social content strategy. Research and analysis of current content perception and strategy, your target audience identified by platform, a list of content-specific goals and objectives and plans for the distribution of your content.

Don’t Count Out the Underdog, Carté Blanche from Chop Akachi is Here!

Midwest artist by the name of Chop Akachi releases his 2nd EP in a little over a year (Carté Blanche) on May 10th and check this out: “it’s not that bad.”

Now let’s take into consideration that this is a independent release with a smaller budget than a label release, so there’s some noticeable differences especially with mix & audio quality (although not horrible but not yet commercial ready either).

The #1 Reason Why Your Laundry Still Looks Dirty

If your laundry still looks dirty after you’ve put it through the washer and dryer, it probably is! The reason for this is most likely because you overloaded the washer. Overloading your machine won’t allow it to wash your load completely, which will cause you to have to wash the clothes again – or walk around with dirty clothes on. Here’s why overloading doesn’t help save you time or money on your laundry:

LGBT+ Victory in India: A Final Win or Still a Long Way to Go?

A historic verdict was given by the India Supreme Court on September 6, 2018 in favor of the LGBTQ+ community, giving them freedom of privacy and the right to live their lives with dignity. People across the nation celebrated with huge enthusiasm and relief. But is it the final win? It took 157 years to reach this point and is it going to take again a long period of time for the society to realize and accept the situation?

According to the figures submitted to the SC in 2012, there were about 2.5 million gays in India which proves that there were not just a handful of people fighting for freedom of self acceptance. In spite of it, they faced bullying, experienced physical violence, being ignored and much more.

Why is Seattle Buzzing About Plant-Based Foods?

Whether you identify as Paleo, Keto or just pure Carnivore, everyone at one time or another has eaten a vegetable. Chances are you felt better afterwards, but most of us don’t usually consider a plate full of plants a full meal, that is until lately.

The world seems to have fallen in love with vegetables again. In fact, here in Seattle we are gobbling them up, but not just any old veg. Sales of organic produce which saw a slump after an initial boom almost 10 years ago, are now skyrocketing again. Additionally, after a shaky start, online farm-direct delivery has recently found a strong foothold too, gloating often about their consistent and loyal customer-base, and plant-based food cafes and restaurants are no longer relegated to the daytime smoothie trade, and are fast becoming a repeat destination in the evening dinner restaurant culture.

Marital Rape: Rape Under Veil

The 21st century, a modern era of humanity, still fails in understanding women’s right position in society and for a country’s development. And in this patriarchal society, women are still being objectified and are expected to follow men’s wishes even if it’s against her consent.

Here, I am talking about marital rape cases in India, where women’s consent is being suppressed, which is proved by Section 375, the provision of rape in the Indian Penal Code (IPC), which states – “Sexual intercourse by a man with his own wife, the wife not being under 15 years of age, is not rape.” Here, it clearly shows the neglected importance of women in a marriage, and it wouldn’t be wrong to say that the government itself is encouraging marital rape under the veil of society, culture and tradition.

A Trip to Israel May Change Your Life

The trip to Israel is called by many people Pilgrimage.  Israel and Jerusalem are connected to Judaism, Christianity and Islam.  There are many things to do before Pilgrimage spiritual preparations for the journey.  After making these preparation, while making these preparations the time may come to book a ticket with a specific route.

There is a goal in Judaism to rebuild the holy temple in Jerusalem.  What remains from the Holy Temple is just a wall called the Wailing Wall and in the back of this wall is a mosque where is claimed to be the rock of foundation of the temple and the place of ascension of Mohammed.

The Rebirth of New Orleans

As a Louisiana native, I watched in shock and disbelief as New Orleans was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in August 2005. That tragedy hit close to home, as I was born 50 miles from there.

I hadn’t been back to the Big Easy since then and was eager to see how far the city has come along in its efforts to rebuild. So I took a trip in mid-May and was pleasantly surprised by what I saw.

How to Save 2 Hours a Week on Campus by Doing Laundry

The average Joe might figure out how to be efficient doing their laundry, but you can take it up a notch and actually add 2 or more hours to your week if you do it right. They key is to multitask your homework at the same time. Many experts will tell you that multitasking is bad, but they’re wrong. As long as you do it right. Especially when you’re a college student managing a mundane chore like laundry along with a huge pile of homework to do. So let’s get to it, this is how to make your multitasking work:

The God of Freedom – National Prayer Day

On May 2, 2019 was a National Day of Prayer in America.  The motto of this event is Pray for America. Love one another.  President Trump in honor of National Day of Prayer issued a proclamation.

At the White House was an event where President Trump spoke about the importance of prayer.  He also spoke about the importance of belief in God as part of America.  He had representatives from both Christian and Jewish Americans to lead in these prayers.  He singled out this year as a difficult year for peace between religions in America and mentioned the various terrorist attacks on synagogues, mosques and churches in the world.

Potential Risks and Best Practices Involving a Nonprofit or a Church

Commonly, leading charitable or helpful work requires expanding your know-how on the matter and reach. Especially working outside of the United States, one must know an organization’s reach. While doing charity is exciting and energizing, it can involve complication and risk for different nonprofit organizations and churches who are involved. Of the numerous other, donating money aboard and fundraising are one of the primary areas which involve risks. This is especially critical for an association to consider on the grounds that it can associate, and possibly jeopardize the association’s assessment exception.

Honesty in Advertising

We tested out numbing products against the best known numbing creams and we strongly believe Numbify provides the strongest numbing and pain relief cream gels and sprays

  • We don’t need to provide fake reviews like so many other companies.
  • If you own a tattoo shop we ask you to compare us to your regular products, and make the numbing assessment yourself. Don’t trust the reviews.

Relativism vs. Universality – Pope Benedict vs. Pope Francis

Relativism is the belief that there is no absolute truth, meaning that there is no absolute perfection in the universe.  Universality is the belief that there are universal facts which can be discovered through searching for truth.

These two philosophies interplay in Christianity and in Judaism.  Pope Benedict XVI who resigned in 2013 was known to be a Relativist.  Pope Francis who took his position has shown that he is a Universalist through his more liberal tendencies.  Pope Benedict became a priest in 1951 and in the beginning his beliefs were considered liberal.  He adopted conservative views after 1968.  In 2005 he became Pope.

Islamic Terrorists Kill 3,237 So Far in 2019

The number of targeted attacks by extreme Islamic terrorists in 2019 is staggering. There were 569 Islamic attacks in 37 countries in which 3,237 people were killed and 3,689 were injured so far this year  That works out to over 30 people killed per day and almost five attacks per day.

This week’s major news story and largest attack was a Boko Haram attack on a Nigerian Kuda-Kaya Village. That Boko Haram extremists killed at least 25 people who were returning home from a wedding celebration.

Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel – May 2, 2019

Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel is celebrated a week before Israel Independence Day.  This year it falls out on Thursday, May 2.  Every Human being suffered from the wrath of Hitler.  Six million Jews were killed in concentration camps in Europe and over forty million people died in World War II.

In and around 1941 Hitler officially declared his desire to exterminate all the Jews.  He already had this plan many years before.

Flamengo: More Than Just a Sports Club

Rio football club Flamengo became 2019’s Campeão Carioca crowned team, winning against Vasco da Gama 2-0 on Sunday, April 21st. Flamengo won earlier against them 2-0, so the team could have lost 0-1 to Vasco and still been crowned. Yet, the team never slowed, bringing their overall total to 4-0 and dominantly grabbing their record 35th Campeonato Championship.

It was a solid comeback after last year when Vasco won the professional soccer championship final against Flamengo.

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Find Over 6.7% YTM with Tenneco Inc., Bonds Mature December 2024

This week, Durig Capital takes a look at an industrial designer, manufacturer and marketer of aftermarket parts for light vehicles, commercial trucks and other industrial uses. Tenneco Inc. recently posted a fantastic fourth quarter and full year results in large part due to its recent acquisition of Federal-Mogul. Highlights include:

Later this year, Tenneco will create two separate, market leading companies from its acquisition of Federal-Mogul.  Federal-Mogul brings strong brands, products and capabilities that are complementary to Tenneco’s portfolio. Creating two new product focused companies with stronger product portfolios will allow each of them to move faster in executing on their specific growth priorities.

Why Do You Need a Cryptocurrency Wallet?

Crypto wallets have become the need of the hour with a tremendous increase in the use of cryptocurrency on a global scale. These virtual wallets come to combat all the limitations of a conventional wallet by way of imparting more security to your money. Hire a professional crypto wallet developer now to help you build personalized crypto wallets to cater to specific trading needs.

Ways to Improve Your Mental and Physical Health

Your health is a beautiful but intrinsically complex machine, one cog out of order can have a cascading ill effect. Here are four areas to look at when trying to improve your mental and physical health.

Exercise

Your body is full of muscles that need to be trained to work optimally. According to the Mayo Clinic, a person should get just over two hours of aerobic activity a week. 30 minutes of running or speed walking should suffice.

An End to Religious Violence and Hatred

Christendom, Islam, Zionism are three parts of Religious nationalism which can only be received together in peace through freedom of religion which doesn’t accept violent acts of religious terrorism. Freedom and justice can tolerate hatred when it is confined in the four walls of religion but not when it goes outside. The humanitarian will not accept violence in the name of God.  The humanitarian believes in freedom.  He also believes in peace. God cannot tolerate building a Golden Calf desiring only for material pleasures or a Tower of Babel nationalism without religion like the Las Vegas and the California discotheque shootings.

Poll: Biden 29.3: Sanders 23: Harris 7.5: What an Simple Person Thinks They Need to Do to Win the Democratic Primary

Vice President Joe Biden has taken a 6 point lead and has been able to hold the press attention during his presidential launch this week. Joe Biden now has to establish that he can:

  1. Establish himself as a top fundraiser for his candidacy. Having polls showing him beating Trump should help.
  2. Keep the high attention of the left wing press, with no major gaffes.
  3. Keep the the others in his party from doing too much damage to him, especially the liberal wing, knowing he has a long track record of being a mainstream politician.

Interesting Rituals That Happen at Every Malayalee Wedding

Kerala is a diverse place, with many different religions cohabiting the seaside state, thus there are many different wedding customs that arise there.  It is interesting to see how each wedding is in some way similar to the other but, very different too. Malayalee weddings are the simplest and most uncomplicated weddings ever. Kerala is known for the best mix of traditional and unconventional marriages. Monsoon weddings are very famous in this region since it is a favorable climate.

452 Killed, 881 Injured by Terror Attacks in One Week

Enclosed is a list of targeted attacks on civilians, churches, honor killings or Sharia executions by extreme Islamic terrorists over the last week. This week’s major news story and largest attack was Sri Lanka, with 358 dead and 800 injured.

Of course this should be headline news. What seems to be missing in the news is that their was a total of 23 terrorist attacks in only seven days. That means over three attacks occurred per day, and over 90 people were killed (not including Sri Lanka), again in a weeks time period. These multiple, smaller fundamentalist terror attacks are hardly covered in the news.  Many people claim these terrorist attacks are part of an overarching religious war on Christianity. Others claim that calling these killings a ‘Christian-based religious war’ is a false and extreme narrative.

The Differently-abled Ones Are In Our Society

On December 3, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities is celebrated. The reason to indicate this day in the calendar is to raise awareness among the population about the specific needs of people with disabilities and to guarantee among all the active participation in society of these people who represent 15% of the world population. Because fighting for the rights and integration of people with disabilities is everyone’s business.

Hold Storage Companies Accountable for the Epidemic of Storage Robberies

There is a big epidemic going on in Sacramento, California and other outlying cities. I have had all three of my storages burglarized and the storage companies aren’t being held accountable for this, when they should be. The robberies are either due to an employee doing it (the company is corrupt), or due to irresponsibility and negligence or their walls in units are able to be opened up to access another persons belongings (the walls have unscrewable bolts to undo to get in).

Best / Strongest Numbing for Waxing Along with Better Waxing Strategies

It’s springtime and it’s that time of year again ladies, that’s right shorts, sundresses and miniskirts. Its time to pull those Sasquatch legs out of storage, and take a trip over to your local spa or salon and get ’em waxed. It’s a time of mixed feelings, fear of the pain, yet the light at the end of the tunnel, smooth sexy legs that go on for miles. Whether you are doing your legs at home, or getting a bikini wax at your local day spa we have some tips that will help you look and feel your best this summer!

How to Read the Laundry Symbols on Clothing Tags

So, it’s your first day in the dorms and you spill some coffee on your favorite shirt. Your stomach drops (and swear words fly out of your mouth) because you realize you have at least two more weeks before you’re scheduled to go home (where mom’s gonna help you with your laundry).

Which means… <duhn, duhn, duhn> …you now have to do a load of laundry on your own! You make the trek down to the laundry room with your basket of clothes, soap and quarters in hand, and pull out your shirt, and you actually look at that tag on the collar for the first time in your life. You don’t want to screw this up, it’s your favorite one!

TAKE THIS SURVEY: We Can All Do More to Save Our Planet

When asked about ways to be environmentally-friendly, most people immediately respond, “Well, I recycle!” There’s a lot more to living an eco-friendly lifestyle beyond recycling. Moreover, only a very small fraction of what we designate for recycling, actually gets recycled. The rest ends up in landfills. The National Geographic estimates that 91% of plastic is not recycled and ends up in landfills and our oceans.

Why Women Should Consider the Trades

Nationwide, only about 7% of the trades are made up of women, and in Portland, OR, it’s only slightly higher at 9%. Many women haven’t traditionally considered a job in the trades, largely because there’s not a lot of examples in popular culture that depict female construction workers, truck drivers, and other blue collar jobs. However, more and more women are discovering the advantages and rewards of getting their hands dirty. If you’re a woman interested in a career to the trades, here are some great reasons why we’d like to encourage you to consider it: